July 18, 2018

Many Ethnicities, A Hair Care Brand Developed and Founded By Dr. Ena Hennegan

Many Ethnicities was created in 2014 by Dr. Ena Hennegan, a mother, a board-certified, practicing family physician in suburban Chicago. You can read Dr. Hennegan’s story HERE.

 

Image from manyethnicities.com

Image from manyethnicities.com

 

The products are designed to be safe, healthy and easy to use. The products are manufactured in small batches with premium ingredients. There are products for adults and children. The Many Ethnicities Family 6-Pack includes product for both (pictured below). All individual products can be found manyethnicities.com

 

Many Ethnicities Family 6-Pack

Many Ethnicities Family 6-Pack

 

This Family 6-Pack contains the  Many Ethnicities Invigorating Shampoo,  Moisturizing Conditioner and a  jar of the Many Ethnicities Leave-In Conditioning Cream.

Also it contains a Kids Gentle Shampoo, a bottle of the Kids Light Conditioner and a jar of the  Kids Leave-In Conditioner.

This brand is still fairly new but has years worth of great reviews. We had our team member Elizabeth Colen give the grown – up products a try. Her review is at the end of this posting. She was pleased and really spent a lot of time trying and researching the products. When Elizabeth does that, she really feels that a product is worth the time and extra effort. And Elizabeth is a very busy lady! You’ll be amazed how busy!

Here is what Elizabeth has for us #hookmeup:

 

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July 17, 2018

Stained Teeth and Bad Breath? Here Is What To Do About It

image from eversmile.com

image from eversmilewhite.com

 

Stained teeth and bad breathe? Each day we eat and drink things without giving a second thought about the impact that they may have on our teeth or breath. Yet we will look into the mirror and wish our teeth were whiter, or find throughout the day that we suddenly have breath that makes us want to hide from talking with others. What we eat and drink can have a major impact on the color of our teeth, as well as the freshness of our breath. This makes it important that we know which products are the main culprits and what we can do about it in order to help protect our smile and reputation.

“We know well how important it is that people have beautiful teeth and fresh breath,” explains Dr. Michael Florman, a Los Angeles-based orthodontist and the chief executive officer of EverSmile, Inc. “That’s why we have created our line of EverSmile products. We want to help people be able to enjoy the foods and beverages they want, but still have the smile and breath they can be proud of.”

Here are foods that can stain teeth and what you can do about it:

  • Beverages. Coffee, tea, red wine and cola are favorite drinks of many people, but they can all stain your teeth. They contain pigments that attach to the teeth, causing discoloration. If you are going to drink these beverages, opt for a reusable straw for the cold ones, which will help minimize staining of the cold beverages. For all of them, rinse your mouth out with water when you are done drinking them. You can also use a quick tooth whitener, such as WhitenFresh, which will help you keep your teeth white and your breath fresh with just one quick spray from the airless spray bottle.
  • Citrus. Everyone loves to sip some lemonade, but they won’t love what consuming a lot of citrus can do to their teeth. Citrus erodes enamel on the teeth, which leads to discoloration and make it more prone to decay. Your best option is to minimize citrus and rinse your mouth with water after consuming it.

Here are foods that can cause bad breath and what you can do about it:

  • Garlic. Love it or hate it, garlic has a strong aroma that lingers due to its sulfuric compounds. When you eat it, especially if you eat a lot of it, you will be exhaling the strong scent of garlic for hours. If you don’t have breath freshener on you after you eat a dish with garlic, ask for some parsley to chew, which will help minimize the odor.
  • Onions. Just like garlic, onions are notorious for causing bad breath, which comes from the sulfur compounds in them. When they have been cut into, they release that mix with bacteria and create an unforgettable scent. You can help minimize the smell by carrying a breath freshener to use or chewing on some anise seeds.
  • Dairy. Many people love dairy products, but when the amino acids from them mix with the bacteria in your mouth it can cause a real stink. Bad breath often follows the consumption of dairy products, so be prepared with having some breath freshener on hand.

“Nobody wants to give up having these foods and beverages, but we also don’t want stained teeth and bad breath,” added Dr. Florman. “It’s all about knowing how to battle back. We help make it easy to do just that.”

EverSmile has created WhitenFresh, a product that comes in a small airless spray bottle that can be carried in your purse or pocket. It has been specially designed to whiten teeth, get rid of bad breath, and kill germs at the same time. Plus, it’s something that has been formulated so it won’t cause sensitivity. People can use it up to six times per day. EverSmile products use patent pending EverClean™ technology, which cleans and whitens using proprietary surfactants, solvents, and hydrogen peroxide. It breaks up organic stain particles that discolor the teeth and dental appliances.

EverSmile’s line also includes products that will help those with braces, aligners, and retainers keep their appliances clean. At the same time, they will be able to clean their aligners, whiten their teeth, and freshen their breath. The cleaning products are now available in 4,800 CVS stores around the nation. The entire line of products includes EverSmile WhiteFoam, which gently cleans aligners or trays, EverSmile OrthoFoam, which cleans under and over braces, and EverSmile WhitenFresh, which is a freshening and tooth whitening spray that kills bacteria that cause bad breath and tooth decay on the go.

Dr. Florman, who practices in Los Angeles, is considered to be one of the top Invisalign providers in the country and has over 25 years of consulting experience for oral care companies including for Colgate, Arm & Hammer, and others. Dr. Florman has invented multiple dental products and has brought several products from inception to commercial success. For more information about the company and products, visit their site at: www.eversmilewhite.com.

About EverSmile

Located in Los Angeles, EverSmile’s mission is to create new and advanced oral care products that will change patients’ lives. Currently in development are our new sensitivity-free whitening agents, dry mouth formulations, low-abrasion toothpastes, and a complete children’s dental line. For more information about the company and products, visit their site at: www.eversmilewhite.com.

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July 16, 2018

LASERS TO BALLOONS, THE SKINNY ON SLIM-DOWN TREATMENTS

The skinny on slim down products

 

 

LASERS TO BALLOONS, THE SKINNY ON SLIM-DOWN TREATMENTS

New treatments and procedures claiming to blast fat and smooth skin enter the market regularly, offering the possibility of a contoured, toned body. Many people who exercise regularly, and watch what they eat find stubborn weight collecting anywhere from the back, arms, abdomen, hips, thighs and derrière. Frustrated, they seek solutions, but which ones deliver and how safe are they? To give us answers, we turned to Dr. Stanley Poulos, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in the San Francisco Bay area and co-founder of Plastic Surgery Specialists who has over 3 decades expertise in body aesthetics.

What is driving women’s decisions to try these treatments and how have attitudes changed from a decade ago?

Ten years ago, women would come to my office with photos of celebrities who were working with highly effective fitness trainers. Today both women and men come to my office, show me a random “hot body” in their Instagram feed, looking fabulous in a swimsuit, and want to look like that person. Social media bombards people with images, and they feel if these people aren’t well-known celebrities and look great, then they can too.

What are the most common frustrations when it comes to achieving their desired look?

Well, most people try their best to work out, watch what they eat and try to take care of themselves. They notice, though, that through pregnancies, hormonal and metabolism shifts that happen with age, gravity is winning. Men notice more fat around the waist and “breasts”, women notice cellulite dimples in their thighs and buttocks, bra rolls, extra fat at the waist despite maintaining their diet and exercise routines. A workout routine at 45 will not yield the same results as 35; it becomes frustrating. Collagen production typically falls off a cliff at a certain point in the early 50s; this means treatments need to treat both fat deposits and skin tightening.

What do you advise them to do? There are so many treatments to choose from. It can be overwhelming.

Absolutely, and it’s very important to approach any procedure with the facts and a realistic expectation of what’s achievable, and required.. Some women think they just come in for a few hours and they are magically transformed. In some cases, results are immediate, and in other cases healing can take up to 2 to 3 months.

Ok so let’s explore these treatments. What’s the best one out there to deal with cellulite? It seems like most women struggle with cellulite.

 Cellulaze

Yes, cellulite is a very common issue women want a solution for, and fast. Cellulaze is a treatment that safely and effectively treats cellulite under local anesthesia with initial results appearing in one to four weeks, with significant results due to thickening collagen by four months. The 2-hour treatment involves an injection of a local anesthetic and wetting solution onto the cellulite, which is then zapped with a laser. This unique side-cutting laser removes the contracted fibrous bands responsible for the cellulite. Finally, the subdermal region is treated for increased collagen production. The result is tight, smooth, supple skin where the cellulite once was. Many women opt to get Cellulaze along with liposuction to address several concerns at once.

Vaser Hi- Def liposculpture

Yes, let’s talk about liposuction. How has that treatment changed?

Well, I’ve seen significant improvements over the years. Now, we have a much more precise method called Vaser Hi-Def LipoSculpture. This method is liposuction, but with techniques and tools that precisely suction out localized fat deposits from various parts of the body. This technique is used effectively, for example, in “sculpting” the washboard abs so desired by many. The fat that is harvested can then be used to fill out other areas of the body. The differentiating factor between Vaser Lipo and traditional Liposuction is the preliminary step taken to break down the fat: ultrasound frequencies. The acronym Vaser stands for Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance.

The vibrations emitted cause expansion and contraction of air bubbles located in tumescent fluid which is ejected from the Vaser Lipo instrument. The procedure is tissue-selective, targeting fat while protecting other tissues from damage. This means eight times less blood loss, easier fat removal, stimulated skin elasticity, less bruising and a tiny incision. Through this process, the fat that is collected is separated to use for fat injections in other areas. The surgeon has the ability to truly sculpt the body.

Balloon Weight Loss Method

What about people who have 20-50 pounds to lose, but not enough weight for gastric bypass surgery?

 These patients can be considered for the Balloon Weight Loss Method. An ideal candidate for this procedure has a body mass index of 30 to 40 and did not had previous weight loss surgery. Patients diagnosed with bulimia, binge eating, compulsive overeating, high liquid calorie intake habits or similar eating related psychological disorders are not good candidates.

This non-surgical outpatient procedure begins with a diagnostic endoscopy, to ensure that there are no contraindications and that it is safe to perform. Once the patient is mildly sedated and comfortable, the procedure can begin. The deflated gastric balloon is inserted through the esophagus and into the stomach. A syringe is then used to fill the balloon with a sterile saline solution. Once the weight loss balloon has been filled with saline, it expands to approximately the size of a grapefruit and remains there for 6 months. The entire procedure takes about 20 minutes. Patients can usually return home after the placement or removal procedures within 30 minutes. Over the last 20 years this procedure has helped over 277,000 people. The gastric balloon encourages portion control while patients make healthy changes to diet and lifestyle. After six months the balloon is then removed.

What’s key here is to find a doctor who provides the full support and team to address diet and exercise to achieve and maintain optimal results. Dr. Poulos has assembled a team that has achieved some of the best nonsurgical weight loss results in the country.

Regardless of what you choose it’s important to do your research by speaking to doctors and understanding the instruments used, the process and what’s needed for an optimal recovery and result.

 About Dr. Poulos:

Dr. Poulos is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and Co-Founder with Yngvar Hvistendahl, M.D of Plastic Surgery Specialists recognized as one of the premier aesthetic surgery clinics in Northern California.

Dr. Poulos helped pioneer the quick lift facial rejuvenation surgery in California and has extensive experience in body contour procedures. With over 30-years’ experience in aesthetic procedures, Dr. Poulos has been on the forefront of innovative procedures such as the quick-lift facial rejuvenation, mommy makeover, and vaser lipo-contouring. Dr. Poulos combines his consistent knowledge of new treatment options with his mastery of facial and body symmetry.

His recent focus has been on the gastric balloon, a groundbreaking, non-surgical, medically assisted, outpatient procedure offering weight loss to those seeking to lose between 30 and 75 pounds who may be ineligible for the more invasive gastric bypass surgery. This exciting new procedure allows patients to achieve optimal health and, when combined with exercise and proper nutrition, the results have been exceptional.

A graduate of the University of Texas Medical School, Dr. Poulos completed his internship and residency at UC San Francisco. He completed surgery and plastic surgery training in San Francisco prior to entering private practice in Marin County where he co-founded PSS (www.psspecialists.com)

 

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July 16, 2018

High Fashion Shoes, 5 Trends in and How to Make them More Comfortable

Black Rivet Pump By exoticsbycedrick

Black Rivet Pump
By exoticsbycedrick

 

High Fashion Shoes, 5 Trends and How to Make them More Comfortable- It’s difficult to discuss high-fashion women’s shoes without discussing high heels. After all, heels or pumps tend to dominate the fashion world. Women love them, men love to look at them. They make women look more attractive and feel bolder, a combination that’s hard to beat. When it comes to the trends in high-fashion shoes there is also one thing to keep in mind . That is high fashion doesn’t need to mean uncomfortable. The two can absolutely go hand-in-hand, and should.

“You want to love the shoes you are wearing, but you also want them to feel great on your feet,” explains Cedrick McDonald, owner of Exotics by Cedrick. “As an artist, I want to give the world beautiful shoes. I love the way their confidence soars when they put them on. It leaves us both feeling great.”

Here are 5 trends in high-fashion shoes:

  1. Designer. Donning a pair of designer shoes makes a bold statement, and that’s the direction people are taking. Designer shoes show some personality, preferences, and are seen as a status symbol.
  2. Bold with bling. Who doesn’t love some bling as a finishing touch for their outfit? With shoes that have bling, you are always ready to go and dress things up. Exotics by Cedrick offers a patented bottom outsole that features snakeskin and Swarovski crystals. It doesn’t get any more bold with bling than that.
  3. Comfort. Nobody wants to wear shoes that hurt their feet. The new trend is in ensuring that shoes are comfortable. Comfortable shoes will help people be more confident and happier.
  4. Heels and more heels. Having different types of heels is always in style. Women love the look, the way they make them feel, and the multitude of designs that they come in. Find heels that match your personality and you are all set.
  5. Shoes with meaning. Being able to choose shoes that come from a company that gives back to special causes makes wearing them that much better. People today appreciate shoe brands that give back to charities. Exotics by Cedrick has a passion for helping the cause of fighting AIDS in the world, and donates proceeds from the sale of every pair of shoes to the AIDS Foundation.

“Whether you follow the trends or help set them, we all love to see what’s going on with them,” added McDonald. “We can all agree that we love fine shoes and the way they make us feel. I bring my artistic ability to every pair of shoes I create, helping to set the trends.”

When it comes to making heels more comfortable, there are some things you can do. They include wearing them around the house for a few hours to help stretch them out and get them more broken in, putting some padded inserts in them, investing in good quality heels to begin with, and taking good care of your heels to keep them in excellent working condition. Also, choose a high heel that has a great outsole, because that’s where the magic is in keeping it comfortable. A good outsole offers extra padding at the ball, which is where most of your weight is applied.

McDonald is a bit of a pioneer in the shoe industry, having created a style that is unique enough to earn a U.S. patent. His line of designer footwear features high-fashion pumps with 4-6” heels that have an eye-catching snakeskin out sole that is encrusted with Swarovski crystals on the bottom of every shoe.  They are shoes that help make a statement not only about the designer, but about the person wearing them.

Started in 2016, Exotics by Cedrick is high-fashion shoe line that has been turning heads from the Golden Globes to the MTV Movie and TV Awards. The company motto is Live Life Through Your Soles, and he’s created unique-looking soles that stand out and make a statement. McDonald is a serial entrepreneur who owns several businesses in addition to Exotics by Cedrick. From the Tampa area, he aims to help set the trends in the high fashion world. To create his shoes, he starts with a hand sketch, usually in the middle of the night, and then creates the rendered design on CAD.

About Exotics by Cedrick: Owned by Cedrick McDonald, Exotics by Cedrick, a celebrity fashion and footwear designer, is a Tampa-based high-fashion high heel shoe company. The company has a patent for its unique design, which features a snakeskin out sole that is encrusted with Swarovski crystals. Since the company was started in 2016, the trend-setting shoes have made their way into many celebrity hands. To learn more about Exotics by Cedrick, visit the site at www.exoticsbycedrick.com.

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July 12, 2018

The Jewelry Junkie Designs Will Complement Your Poolside And Summertime Looks

Image from jewelryjunkie.com

Image from jewelryjunkie.com

The Jewelry Junkie – You’ve got the perfect swimsuit and the perfect shades. Don’t forget sunscreen and a fabulous floppy hat! Now, all you need is the perfect jewelry accessories! The Jewelry Junkie designs will complement your poolside look with their unique leather, boho-inspired designs.

From stylish turquoise & leopard print drop earrings, to beautiful gemstone beaded bracelets, The Jewelry Junkie pieces are a perfect splash of perfection for your summer style. This woman-owned & operated brand is also dedicated to giving back. The Jewelry Junkie donates more than 10% of all net proceeds of every sale to local and international charities.

 

Jewelry Junkie Designs

Jewelry Junkie Designs

The Jewelry Junkie collections are complete with earrings, necklaces, chokers, rings, bracelets and more! Each piece has a unique touch of leather, gemstones, and/or beads. No matter your personal style, The Jewelry Junkie’s versatile pieces can be worn with a casual look or even for a night out on the town.

The Jewelry Junkie pieces include features such as:

  • All products and materials manufactured in Dallas, TX.
  • Necklaces, bracelets, earrings, cuffs, rings, and chokers.
  • Items feature genuine leather, gemstones & pearls
  • Prices vary from $8 – $40
  • Available in Boot Barn, Country Outfitters, and online at JewelryJunkie.com.

From the website: “We are a female owned and operated Texas based company. We strive to provide fashion forward, handcrafted jewelry that offers high quality at affordable prices. Catering to both the retail jewelry customer and the wholesale jewelry customer, our focus is on Southern Inspired Jewelry Styles. The Jewelry Junkie offers handcrafted Boho Jewelry that incorporates many of these elements including leather fringe, handmade leather tassels, leather cuffs, hand stamped personalized jewelry, and long beaded necklaces.”

Like The Jewelry Junkie on FACEBOOK, Follow on TWITTER & INSTAGRAM

The company does offer Vegan options.
(post by Rachel)

 

 

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July 11, 2018

Morgan Taylor & Alice, A Royal Adventure In A Nail Color Wonderland

Morgan Taylor Royal Temptations

Morgan Taylor Royal Temptations

 

With the hot, humid summer penetrating the air, and the infamous royal wedding has come and gone, and beach trips are being made, there is no doubt about it that we all want to find that perfect summer nail color. Truth be told I myself have never been one for the summer pastel nail colors. That was until I saw the Morgan Taylor Royal Temptations line and their Take The Journey To Wonderland collection. Each line showcases colors with names that really bring them to life. Ever since I started painting my nails I found more of a fascination with the names rather than the color itself. However, with these two lines, both captured my attention.

 

Morgan Taylor Nail Polish

 

When I was in beauty school I was trained in OPI and became an OPI-oholic. I refused to use any other line because I grew to love the longevity of it as well as how well the polish went on when you applied it. They never got clumpy and the color was very pigmented. For years that’s all I used until I discovered Morgan Taylor. These colors, right from the start, captured my attention and when they went on they were nice and even. The colors are very pigmented and easier to apply than other nail polish.

Now back to these amazing colors in the lines. Between the Royal Temptations and Journey to Wonderland, you can accessorize your outfit perfectly or add a very authentic design. They easily allow you to become your own artist even if you choose not to add the specialty tops coats and so on. The Royal Temptations line is more on the solid color yet vivid shine. It came comes with 6 delicate colors to choose from as well as an “Over the Top Pop” specialty coat to add extra pizazz to your look. Perfect for that “Royal Wedding” you’ll be attending this summer. Or even just basking on that long-awaited summer vacation.

At this time, we can now take our Journey through the Looking Glass as we follow Alice to Wonderland. Another collection of 6 Platinum colors that have added specks that really bring you into your perfect fairy tale. Just like Alice, these colors are adventurous and exciting, living up the party without showing off to much. However, the colors bring out every personality of the characters in the story from the Mad Hatter to Alice herself. Remember “no one can be just like me anyway” (from “Just Like Fire” by P!nk)

The simplicity of the application comes from the specially designed brush. Instead of the traditional small, squared off applicator this applicator is actually spread out more almost in the shape of your actual nails. Due to the uniqueness of the design and the brush itself, you are able to get into every area of the nail, leaving no corner untouched. Also, the uniqueness of the brush and handle your daughter (no matter how old) could do your nails making it look as if you spent a fortune on a manicure at the salon.

In the market for a new color to try? Visit Morgan Taylor’s nail section of your local ULTA or online at their store and get Fashion Week approved nails for less. Follow them on Facebook and Instagram for up to date looks. Stay in the know while you are on the go.

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July 10, 2018

#denimobsessed STS Blue Jeans Available at Nordstrom, StSBlue.com and Other of Your Favorite Shopping Destinations

#denimobsessed. I have posted on Instagram and other of our social media sites the STS Blue Ellie High Rise Step Hem Skinny Jean (pictured below). I have worn this jean with sneakers, heels, pumps, ankle booties and wedges. I have worn them with just about every style of shoe in my wardrobe. I have not though with flip flops or thong style sandals. I am not a fan of that look on me but it might look right on you, of course.

Ellie High Rise Step Hem Skinny (Floresta Wash)

Ellie High Rise Step Hem Skinny (Floresta Wash)

 

I love the high rise fit. This jean rise looks best on my (now) body type. I tuck my tops in to show the high rise. Why cover it up?

The STS Blue Ellie High Rise Step Hem is a SKINNY jean so be careful with tucked in blouses and certain tops. You don’t want to look lollipop-ish.

Tip: After tucking in your top,  zip your jeans over it and raise your arms above your head. This will the right amount of shirt fabric to look best.

I turned on Daytime TV to The Young and The Restless a few weeks ago before ever discovering the Ellie High Rise Step Hem Skinny Jean. Sharon Newman (played by Sharon Case) was wearing the same style hem and I really liked the style then. The jeans might have been the STS Blue, brand, but I do not know for sure. Anyone know?

If you are looking for the most fun oversized boyfriend jacket check out the STS Blue boyfriend jacket. The frayed fringe hem on the bottom and sleeves is adorable. This is a new look for me. It is quite an update from the denim jackets that I have in my closet.

 

Boyfriend Jacket (Jenson Wash)

Boyfriend Jacket (Jenson Wash)

 

There are many YouTube videos online showing “How To” fray or fringe your own jacket or jeans. Don’t just Don’t!

But…do follow STS Blue on Instagram  

on Facebook

and on Twitter

We are #denimobsessed with STS Blue

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July 10, 2018

Veise Dream Serum & The Truth About Serums

Veise Dream Serum is Vegan and Cruelty Free. We love that. Veise Dream Serum won’t clog pores. We love that. Veise Dream Serum is Free of Artificial Colors and Preservatives, Artificial Fragrances, SLS, Parabens and free of Alcohol. We love that.

 

Veise Dream Serum

Veise Dream Serum

 

The serum is formulated with  Hyaluronic Acid to help speed up healing and minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and it fights blemish causing bacteria with probiotic Lactobacillus. We had to research that.

We found out that “Lactobacillus is a type of bacteria. There are lots of different species of lactobacillus. These are “friendly” bacteria. Lactobacillus is used to aide in healing skin disorders such as fever blisters, canker sores, eczema (allergic dermatitis); and acne.” (Info taken from webmd.com).

We got our hands on a sample of Veise Dream Serum. We, well actually I,  had to try it!

First, we looked through our archives to remind our readers and some of us here, of what exactly a serum is. Webmd.com explains a serum  as “a light, fast-absorbing liquid used as an alternative or in addition to creams or lotions.”

The article at webmd.com goes on to say that, “The biggest difference between a serum and a cream or lotion is what the formulation doesn’t include. Serums leave out occlusive, or airtight, moisturizing ingredients such as petrolatum or mineral oil that keep water from evaporating. They also contain fewer lubricating and thickening agents, like nut or seed oils. Most serums are water-based, eliminating oils altogether.”

By leaving out many of the thicker and heavier ingredients that are found in traditional moisturizers, “Face serums contain a much higher proportional concentration of active ingredients,” says New York Dermatologist, Dr. Carlos A. Charles.

Tip: Layer serum after toner and before moisturizer. Any serum you use should be specific to your skin type.

From the Veise Beauty website describing their Dream Serum:

Originally developed to fade acne scars, Dream Serum ended being a magic elixir that gives you the glow of a goddess!

Dream Serum works to rapidly penetrate the outer layer of skin by:

– Infusing a massive dose of hydration from Hyaluronic Acid to help speed up healing and minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. HA molecules hold up to 1000x their weight in water on your skin!

– Fight blemish causing bacteria with probiotic Lactobacillus. Lactobacillus has been shown to produce antimicrobial peptides which can enhance the natural antimicrobial properties of the skin

– Even skin tone and fade hyper-pigmentation with plant based Kojic Acid

– Brighten the complexion with natural antioxidant Vitamin C, in the form of L Ascorbic Acid, while providing protection against free radicals and environmental pollutants

Important to know: Hyaluronic Acid is most effective and potent within the first 30 days of being produced. Most Hyaluronic Acid on the market doesn’t make it to you until 60-90+ days after production, meaning that although it still has beneficial properties, you’re not actually getting the results you should be getting.

The above mentioned info re: Hyaluronic Acid is why we see a “Born on” date of 6/18/18 on our sample.

Dream Serum is made to order! You place the order, they make the serum and ship it to you within 24 hours of being made.

Since this was originally developed to fade Acne scars.  I made sure to pocket this sample of Veise Dream Serum as I am on a never ending quest to win my battle with  my cystic acne scars. With all the other good this serum does, I think this is a good choice for me.

Check around on our social media @itsaglamthing @lisacocuzza_IAGT and It’s a Glam Thing for updates on this product and also check out our page on the YouCam Beauty app for iOS and Android where this post will be also be featured.

Thank you @veisebeauty for bringing us Dream Serum.

#myveise

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July 9, 2018

Lele Pons Before and After Rhinoplasty Performed By Dr. Kassir, Kassir Plastic Surgery

Lele Pons recently shared with her 25.5 million followers that she had a rhinoplasty done in 2015 by renowned rhinoplasty expert and facial plastic surgeon, Dr.Kassir of Kassir Plastic Surgery. Dr.Kassir states that “Lele found us through searching before/after portfolios”. This showing that she followed the typical route of many teens and 20-year-olds on their search for the right rhinoplasty surgeon.Check out Lele’s Plastic Surgeon IG here

 

Lele Pons before and after rhinoplasty by Dr. Kassir

Lele Pons before and after rhinoplasty by Dr. Kassir

 

Unlike other cosmetic surgeries, rhinoplasty is one of the most challenging procedures in the field. Because of this, only top facial plastic surgeons with an ENT background can deliver the results that don’t lead to a revision. While 1 in 5 patients who get a nose job will need a revision, as we see from Lele Pons, she definitely won’t need or want one. This brings us to the case that only the top experts in rhinoplasty can give results that provide life-long changes and that “perfect” look a patient wants.

While speaking with Dr.Kassir, we learned that he has performed over 8,000 rhinoplasties in his 22 years as a 3x board-certified plastic surgeon. Because of his experience, he has one of the lowest revision rates in the world! Patients from 120 countries have visited Dr.Kassir for a rhinoplasty, Lele Pons being among one of them.

Like Lele, rhinoplasty patients are usually young girls. But how are they able to finance without being ultra wealthy? The key is care credit, Alpheon, and maybe a good summer job. A summer job alone can save up a majority of the payment for a rhinoplasty, while adding on care credit (which can finance it up to 2 years – costing about $600 a month for an average rhinoplasty with no money down!) or Alpheon (which accepts all ranges of credit). A summer job or monthly payment in exchange for a lifetime of “face happiness”? Now we see why Lele was ready for her’s without any hesitation!

As we all fan-girl (or crush) over the comedy queen of Instagram, we see what a big change the rhinoplasty (and puberty) has made in Lele. Lele has been brave to share her rhinoplasty with us and we are so proud of her for that! And thanks to Dr.Kassir for making sure she had a nose that millions of girls now dream to have!

Dr.Kassir is also known for his work on patients from MTV Wild N Out, The Jersey Shore (Snooki, JWow, Mike), and The Real Housewives (New York, New Jersey).

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July 8, 2018

Ran Enda, The New Queen of Vegan & Ethical Haute Couture, From Ralph Lauren To Cruelty-Free Fashion

Ran Enda expands to Los Angeles to raise awareness in the fashion industry with her highly conscious collection.

ENDA NY-based fashion brand

ENDA NY-based fashion brand

 

Ran Enda is a Japanese fashion designer based in New York. Born and raised in southern Japan, she graduated from FIT in Manhattan. She designed for Top brands such as Ralph Lauren and DVF. After a 12-year journey in the fast fashion realm, Ran decided to fulfill her vision for a cruelty-free fashion movement and launched ENDA in 2015.

“There is no doubt the current fashion business activity is creating negative impact on the environment.” Enda is committed to offer 100% vegan and ethical clothing and accessories.

ENDA represents a new frontier for a way of creating high fashion. The luxury collection has a strong social and environmental activism woven into its fabric. Each piece is produced with respect for the animals, the planet and humankind. Every purchase contributes in keeping animals away from violence and exploitation, in recycling natural resources and creating less landfill and in providing healthy and safe labor condition.

Ran Enda is committed to offering long-lasting designs that allows conscious individuals to wear their values. ENDA’s faux skin and fur pieces are carefully selected and designed to match the luxuriousness of real ones, providing better choices without compromising the animals and the planet.

ENDA is a NY-based fashion brand founded in 2015 by Japanese designer Ran Enda. The brand takes a “break from routine” approach found in Japanese art by freeing itself from trends, expressing simplicity, sophistication, spontaneity and originality. Colors and prints are some of the key elements used to express ENDA’s brand aesthetics, highlighting its unique designs.

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