Straightening Up: The Rise Of Invisible Braces For Improved Smiles

People have been looking to improve their smile for ages, and in recent years, one option has risen dramatically in popularity as a solution for crooked teeth: invisible braces. These plastic trays have seen incredible success as a popular cosmetic dentistry option in recent years, and the market’s only projected to grow in the coming years. So what’s behind this trend? What has made invisible braces such a popular choice for people looking to improve their teeth?

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Invisible Adjustments

Obviously, the most notable difference between invisible aligners and their more well-known alternative, traditional metal braces, is that they’re invisible. Because the aligner trays are made of clear plastic, they can’t be seen unless you’re looking closely. This makes them an incredibly popular option among people who are worried about their appearance while undergoing treatment – even some celebrities are opting to use the trays to maintain their image while straightening their teeth.

Lower Costs

Invisible aligners are made of plastic, which is what allows them to be unnoticeable. However, this also creates an additional benefit: reduced cost. Today the world makes and consumes about 600 billion pounds of plastic yearly, and one of the reasons for this is because items made from plastic tend to be cheaper. This is just as true for aligners, which are often a fraction of the price of traditional braces.

Combine that with the fact that aligners can often be managed at home, and you’re looking at a much cheaper path to straighter teeth. The median annual wage for dental hygienists was $74,070 in 2017, and orthodontists earn higher wages than that. For many people, the cost of a visit to an orthodontist for braces-related concerns pushes them into seeking out invisible aligners, as they can be managed with fewer expensive in-person visits.

Easier Maintenance

Not only are invisible aligners less noticeable and cheaper; they’re easier to maintain. Invisible aligners can be removed when eating or to brush your teeth, making them cleaner and often healthier. Meanwhile, traditional braces can get in the way and require special care for cleaning. This makes invisible aligners preferable to people who don’t have the time to take special care of traditional braces.

It’s clear that invisible aligners have a certain set of advantages that make them a better choice for some when it comes to straightening their smile. And considering almost 32% of people report being concerned with the look of their teeth, this is proving to be a viable solution. With how these unique cosmetic dental appliances are trending, it’s likely that they’re here to stay for at least a while. Would you ever consider using invisible aligners over metal braces?

Glo Skin Beauty Products To Get Your Skin Ready For Spring

As we look outside our windows at more snow, the promise of an early spring is looking more an more like a wish than reality. It looks like the brutal cold and skin-drying winter weather may be with us for a while, are you prepared? Of course, if we do get an early spring, we have other dilemmas to deal with. There are the effects of seasonal transitions on the skin and of course losing an hour of beauty sleep because of Daylight Savings Time. To combat these issues, we present the following Glo Skin Beauty products to get your skin ready for spring.

Glo Skin Beauty Eye Restore, $44.00

This antioxidant-rich formula is infused with skin-strengthening peptides and nourishing vitamins to hydrate and revive the look of delicate tissue around the eyes. Eye Restore helps diminish the appearance of fine lines, dark circles, and puffiness.

Glo Skin Beauty Hydra Radiance Moisturizer, $78.00

Hydra-Radiance Moisturizer targets a brighter, smoother and even looking complexion. All thanks to a concentrated blend of botanical brighteners, Vitamin C and gentle smoothing agents. It’s lightweight hydration and subtle illumination help promote and restore your skin’s natural radiance, making it ideal for those with hyperpigmentation concerns

Glo Skin Beauty Phyto-Active Light Moisture, $72.00

Phyto-Active Light Moisture is the daily moisturizer you’ve been searching for. Featuring plant cell technology to support skin’s natural defense, this weightless moisturizer glides on like silk. It also absorbs quickly for instant balance and radiance. Thanks to its Phyto-Active formulas that feature plant stem cell technology to harness nature’s regenerative properties. The age-defying actives found in this moisturizer delivers firming, reparative and antioxidant benefits to promote healthy skin cells and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

Glo Skin Beauty Hydrating Gel Cleanser, $34.00 

Formulated with ingredients to cleanse, hydrate and brighten the skin with light foaming action. This gentle yet effective formula helps maintain combination skin’s delicate moisture balance while providing multiple benefits; thoroughly cleanses, nourishes the skin and encourages light exfoliation for a softer, radiant complexion.

To get your skin ready for spring, purchase these wonderful products on www.gloskinbeauty.com and www.amazon.com.

Nail Salon

Ohio Spa Owner Under Fire For Naming Nail Salon ‘Inappropriately’

Jobs. A necessary evil. That is, of course, unless your job doesn’t feel like day-to-day toil. A poll taken in 2016 referred to Millennials as the job hopping generation, with six in 10 open to a new job at any given time. This is a greater number than any previous generation.

While that fact has drawn criticism from older generations, younger people are much more likely not to suffer through doing a job they hate. A concept that doesn’t compute to certain mindsets. A way to avoid disliking your job is to start your own business. Sure, it’s tough at first, but you’re ultimately in charge of what happens, for good or for ill. Plus, you get to name your own business.

Ohio resident Dawn Moon is a new business owner. The licensed cosmetologist recently opened her nail salon and spa that has since caused quite the scene. The value of on-site signage is equal to 24 full-page newspaper ads each year. For Moon, this wasn’t enough, so she took her marketing acumen and opened Pandora’s Box by officially naming her nail salon Hand Jobs Nails & Spa.

So many reactions. Outrage. Offense. Laughs. Viral marketing. Her spa, in just a few days, is on the map internationally.

“You don’t want something that they can’t remember or that they can’t pronounce or say. In less than a week, I think the whole country knows about us. You can’t pay for that kind of advertising,” she explained.

Phenomenally clever. She goes on to defend the name because it’s literally the establishment’s job to work on hands. Still, some residents of the town are outraged over the name and have appealed to the zoning board to force Moon to change the name of her spa. She’s prepared to fight it tooth-and-nail.

“If you go in and get your nose done, it’s called a nose job right? Well you come in and get your hands done it’s a hand job!” she argues.

She’s certainly not wrong and whichever way the verdict turns out, she already got enough free marketing out of it for the whole ordeal to be worth it. The spa has reportedly received more compliments and jokes about it than ire, but it only takes one “I want to talk to a manager!” type to get the authorities involved.

The decision of whether Hand Jobs Nails & Spa remains named thusly is forthcoming and if they’re told to change the name, appeals will be filed and it’ll be taken to court, reports say.

Some 99% of marketers swear by the unique value of trade show exhibits that aren’t found in traditional marketing mediums. We might suggest they take a lesson from Dawn Moon and harness the unique advantage of knowing the viral content market and thoroughly exploiting the attention span of the internet and the collective reach of a little PG-13 humor.

Now, who’s ready for a manicure?

OZNaturals Cold Processed Skincare

Cold Natured: OZNaturals Cold Processed Skincare

During the winter season, we usually try to protect our skin from the cold; but this time around, we are fully embracing the cold……cold processing to be exact. We know what you’re thinking, we’re supposed to protect our skin from the cold. That’s true unless you’re using OZNaturals Cold Processed Skincare.

OZNaturals Cold Processed Skincare

Skincare products formulated through cold processing allows the active ingredients in those products to remain fresh and highly potent as intended. This enables the products to be even more effective and beneficial to your skin. Cold Processing also offers an environmentally friendly alternative requiring much less energy, less carbon dioxide, and provides a smaller carbon footprint. It eliminates the need for harmful preservatives or known toxins such as phenoxyethanol and sodium benzoate. OZNaturals Skincare the first company to create skincare products using this formulation process. Their cold processed skincare collection includes cleansers, exfoliators, masks, toners, serums, moisturizers, and eye treatments.

We had the opportunity to try three of the amazing OZNaturals cold processed skincare products –  OZNaturals Vitamin C Facial Cleanser $15.49, OZNaturals Vitamin C + Sea Hydration Mask $19.99, and OZNaturals Ultra Ageless Eye Crème $17.49. We are in love!!

OZNaturals Cold Processed Skincare

As sufferers of oily, acne-prone skin, and enlarged pores, our search for skin problem-solving skincare is a continuous journey. Our research has of Vitamin C has benefits of a vitamin C-based skincare range for our skin issues. Not only does it leaves you with younger, firmer looking skin, but it also helps with pigmentation and achieving smoother skin. During the dry, harsh winter months, we always experience overly dry and overly oily skin and so far, we haven’t experienced either. And that’s just from using the three OZNaturals cold processed skincare products we are using. We can’t imagine how amazing our skin would be if we were using the full cold processed skincare range.

Say goodbye to wrinkles, dark circles, fine lines, and puffy eyes and hello to well-rested looking eyes with the lightweight OZNaturals Ultra Ageless Eye Crème.  The Vitamin C + Sea Hydration Mask, which also boasts Vitamin C, is essential in brightening up your skin why hydrating it. The best part, it’s gentle enough to use every day. Those 30 and below degree days we had was no match for this skin-loving mask.

You’ll love everything about these skincare products; the texture, scent, and of course the effect they have on your skin. The OZNaturals cold processed skincare products range from $15.49 to $19.99. All products are cruelty-free and gluten-free; they contain no parabens, GMO’s, sulfates, phthalates, synthetic fragrances, synthetic color, petrochemicals, propylene glycol, PEG’s or formaldehyde. Get acquainted with this wonderful skincare brand on available online at www.OZNaturals.com and www.amazon.com.

JASON Himalayan Pink Salt 2-In-1 Foaming Bath Soak & Body Wash

We’ve all heard about the benefits of Himalayan Pink Salt; so today we thought we’d highlight one of those benefits –  rejuvenating, detoxing, and relaxing your skin and body. Did you know that benefits of a salt bath include deeply cleansing of your skin, and drawing out toxins?. It’s just the experience we’re looking forward to having with the NEW JASON Himalayan Pink Salt 2-in-1 Foaming Bath Soak & Body Wash.

With awareness of its health and wellness benefits, Himalayan Pink Salt has made its way across a variety of categories. These include specialty foods, spa treatments, and even home design. This is what let JASON Personal Care to introduce the NEW Himalayan Pink Salt 2-in-1 Foaming Bath Soak & Body Wash. This de-stressor is a must for those long, hard days. We all know how important self-care is and sometimes it can be difficult to take time out for it. So why not indulge your skin with your daily shower with the nourishing JASON Himalayan Pink Salt 2-in-1 Foaming Bath Soak & Body Wash. Don’t you deserve a little skin and body pampering during this harsh winter? Plus it will invigorate your senses with its uplifting scent.

Using the power of nature’s ingredients to improve everyday wellness, the formula features the body-healing Himalayan Pink Salt. Rich in soothing Magnesium, hydrating Potassium, and pH-balanced Calcium, it promotes relaxation and eases your tensions away. Joining this wonder ingredient is skin-loving essentials such as lavender, clary sage, and bergamot to soothe away your day’s stresses. This 2-in-1 can be used for an indulgent foaming bath or rejuvenating shower cleanse. It’s conveniently formulated to be multifunctional so you can choose how and when you enjoy its pampering benefits.

The JASON Himalayan Pink Salt 2-in-1 Foaming Bath Soak & Body Wash is free of synthetic fragrances and boasts a biodegradable formula. It contains no parabens, no sulfates, no petroleum, and no phthalates. The 30 oz. bottle of JASON Himalayan Pink Salt 2-in-1 Foaming Bath Soak & Body Wash is available now for $13.81 at Whole Foods, WalMart, and online at www.jason-personalcare.com.

derma roller microneedle roller

Derma Roller System: The All-In-one Way To Naturally Repair Your Skin

We have had a long-running battle with our skin issues. While we may sometimes lose a battle here and there, we have no intention of losing the war. So we are pulling out the theoretical big guns. We say theoretical because this dynamo facial device is comfortably slim and fits in the palm of your hands. You may have seen the influx of derma rollers hitting beauty retailers, but you’ll definitely want to pay attention to this one, the Derma Roller System.

derma roller microneedle roller

The Derma Roller System (also known as a microneedle roller or a skin roller) is a revolutionary hand-held device which has the ability to naturally stimulate collagen and elastin in the skin. It promotes healthier skin cells on the face and on the body (basically wherever you use it). This complete all-in-one skin care solution guaranteed to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, scars, cellulite and stretch marks.

derma roller microneedle roller

Our pores are huge, and we’re cursed with acne scars, and hyperpigmentation, so we’re excited to try this wonder device. We’re following our treatments with the PerfectDerm Collagen Face Mask, and DermaCell Collagen Cream. Both skincare products are the aftercare of using the fine medical-grade needle device. The Derma Roller System comes in five different needle sizes depending on your treatment – 0.5mm, 1.0mm, 1.5mm, 2.0mm, and 2.5mm.

derma roller microneedle roller

By painlessly rolling its 200 gamma-sterilized stainless steel needles over your skin, the Derma Roller System creates tiny microchannels to stimulate and trigger the skin’s natural healing process. It increases your skin’s collagen and elastin production. Using it once every few weeks results in visibly firmer, smoother, and younger-looking skin. We’ve just started our Derma Roller journey and look forward to having better-looking, more even-toned skin.

The other great thing about the Derma Roller is that both women and men can use the device. This device can help you achieve the great skin we all desire. We find ourselves looking forward to using this amazing beauty tool. You will too, as it can be addictive, but we all must make sure to follow the directions completely. After all, rolling microneedles over your face will need time to heal, even if it’s beneficial to your skin.

Have you ever tried a microneedle roller? Were you satisfied with the result? The Derma Roller is available for $99.95 on www.dermarollersystem.com.

Catrice Cosmetics Ultimate Color Lipsticks

Catrice Cosmetics Sale: Shop the Semi-Annual Blowout Sale

Calling all beauty and makeup addicts, have we got a blowout sale for you. To make room for all their spring 2019 makeup and beauty tools, Catrice Cosmetics is having their semi-annual blowout sale. Are you ready to save on lipsticks, eyeshadows, mascaras, lip pencils, lip liners, blushes, and much more? Save up to 50% off on 100+ Catrice Cosmetics products with many items going for as low as $1.99. You can’t go wrong with prices and savings like these.

Catrice Cosmetics Lip colors

The Catrice Cosmetics semi-annual blowout sale started on Jan 11th and will go on until everything is gone. If you delay in getting your favorite products, you may miss out because this sale is only while supplies last. This sale is the perfect time to stock up on beauty must-haves. Whether you’re a makeup artist stocking your kit or a regular makeup fanatic, you will love this sale.

Check out some of these amazing prices: mascaras, regularly $6.99, are now only $3.50; eyeshadow base is now $2.99, down from $5.99; customize your favorite eyeshadow with the empty Art Couleurs Collection Palette, yours for only $2.99; need a blender sponge or Kabuki brush? both can be yours for only $3.99 each; if you’ve never tried Catrice’s highly rated Liquid Gel Cushion Eyeliner, now is your chance at only $3.50. We’re huge fans of Catrice Cosmetics lipsticks and we know many of you will be as well. Why not score our favorite colors or try a new lip color for only $3.99 each. We scored several great colors from the Ultimate Colour (pictured below) and Prisma Chrome lipsticks.

Catrice Cosmetics Ultimate Color Lipsticks

There are so many wonderful beauty products up for grabs at incredibly low prices. Be warned fellow beauty lovers, as the sale goes on, things WILL definitely sell out. Once these products are sold out, they are gone for good! We already took advantage of this sale, will you?

We recommend you head over to www.catricecosmetics.com ASAP to take advantage of this incredible semi-annual blowout sale.

Valentine's Day Beauty from Glo Skin Beauty

Valentine’s Day Beauty: Turn Heads with these Glo Skin Beauty Looks

One of our favorite things about attending NYFW the Shows is seeing the backstage makeup looks that will be walking down the runway. Our favorite way of seeing those looks is the lead makeup artist’s proposed look on paper. Since Valentine’s Day falls the day after the last day of NYFW, we thought we’d share some stunning Glo Skin Beauty looks. You won’t believe the amazing things you can do with this mineral makeup brand.

Valentine's Day Beauty from Glo Skin Beauty

The great thing about these makeup looks is how easy they are to achieve. So whether you’re getting ready for date night, girls’ night Galentine’s Day celebration or a staying in for relaxing night of self-care, these products will help you get the look you want.

DATE NIGHT

Valentine's Day Beauty from Glo SKin Beauty

Eyes

Start with Glo Skin Beauty Eye Shadow in Twig in the crease and as a transition shade; follow with Dolce eye shadow on the lower lid and blend into Twig. Use the same shade mix for the lower lash line. Follow with Eclipse eye shadow along the upper lash line and on to lid creating a winged shape and along lower lash line deeper towards outer ⅓ of eyes blended on top of Dolce and Twig.

Cheek

Glo Skin Beauty Contour Kit and a little Cream Blush in Fig on apples of cheeks.

Lips

Line your lips with Glo Skin Beauty Precision Lip Pencil in Acorn and follow with Cream Glaze Crayon in Chiffon to top and fill in lips.

GIRLS’ NIGHT

Valentine's Day Beauty from Glo Skin Beauty

Eyes

Glo Skin Beauty Cream Stay Shadow Stick in Canyon on inner and outer areas of eyes blend into the crease, then buff Canyon into the lower lash line.  Add Glo Skin Beauty Blush in Papaya right on top of Canyon (upper and lower) and Blush in Passion along inner and outer ⅓ of upper lash line fuzed into Papaya, then add Passion lightly lining the outer edge of the lower lash line.

Cheek

Glo Skin Beauty Shimmer Brick in Glean and Blush in Flower Child

Lips

Glo Skin Beauty Precision Lip Pencil in Coral Crush and Lipstick in Parasol

NIGHT IN

Valentine's Day Beauty from Glo Skin Beauty

Face

Glo Skin Beauty Restorative Mask – this restorative mask is deeply nourishing and is the ultimate remedy for dry, dehydrated skin.

What are your thoughts on these stunning makeup looks for the most romantic day of the year? Will you be rocking one of these amazing looks on Galentine’s or Valentine’s Day?