Naturcolor Herbal Based Haircolor: The Eco-Friendly Haircolor Gel

Do you want to know the best things about the Natural Products Expo West? Being introduced to natural and organic products from across every industry. This year’s event happened at the beginning of this month and as always, was a treasure trove of eco-friendly, organic, and herbal-based products. One of the standout product we were introduced to was Naturcolor Herbal based haircolor.

This herbal-based, permanent, eco-friendly haircolor gel uses high-quality natural ingredients to cover grey hairs, add radiant highlights, or dramatically change your existing hair color. Available in 31 colors, each Naturcolor Herbal based haircolor can be used alone or blended to create personalized colors. The herbal-based haircolors are handcrafted with the finest Italian pigments derived from botanicals. It can be used repeatedly without damaging your hair, unlike harsh chemical colors. The 31 colors feature five different color series; they include the Natural Series, Copper Series, Golden Series, Mahogany Series, and Ash Series.

The Naturcolor Herbal based haircolor Natural Series was specially formulated with the strongest pigments to “cover” gray. The other color groups are made with lighter pigments. These color with a more transparent effect and are designed to be mixed with the Natural Series for special custom tints or highlights. The Naturcolor Herbal based haircolor range contains no ammonia, resorcinol,  or parabens, and is cruelty-free.

After coloring, we recommend using the Naturcolor After Color Treatment. This very mild shampoo is designed specifically for use after hair coloring. It gently removes any excess hair dye without stripping away the hair color that you just applied.

Other Naturcolor hair products include the Rejuvennis Shampoo, Echinacea Herbacreme Conditioner, and Phytovitamin Tonic. In the age of being more aware of what goes into the product that we use, are you ready to give up the chemicals and go for natural ingredients hair color?

What’s NEW From Hard Candy, Your Favorite 90’s Beauty Brand

Can you believe the first day of spring is only 3 days away!! After an interesting winter, we’re all excited to welcome the season of renewal. Along with the warmer weather and saying goodbye to heavy coats, we’re looking forward to the spring beauty launches. Today we’re highlighting some new beauty products from Hard Candy, your favorite 90’s beauty brand. What can you expect from the brand this spring? How about Glitter & Chrome Eyeshadow Duo, Matte Velvet Lip color and Liner, and Sheer Body Luminizer and Powder? The best part, all these beauty launches are very friendly to your budget.

The Glitter & Chrome Eyeshadow Duo ($7.00), seen above in a stunning gold called Sunbeam Sheen, offers a brilliant, sparkling, liquid glitter finish and a magnificently metalized smooth chrome foil finish in one. In addition to Sunbeam Sheen, this truly portable eyeshadow duo comes in seven additional colors.

The Matte Velvet Mousse Lipcolor & Liner ($6.00), is a hydrating, matte liquid lip color with a matching lip liner. How wonderful to get two products for the price of one. It’s definitely more bang for your buck. We love the deep, rich oxblood hue that is Dahlia. You’ll love the colors options available, there are 18 shades to be exact.

The Feelin’ Mauvey Eyeshadow Palette ($8.00), boasts a stunning collection of 10 highly pigmented mauve shades, in both matte and shimmer finishes. We love this collection of colors; they compliment everyone. It’s a great combination of neutrals, pinks, and pale purples.

Need to combat shine and hide your imperfections? The Sheer Envy Blur Face Primer ($8.00) is a revolutionary liquid-to-powder formula that blurs away imperfections. Your fine lines will be minimized and your pores will appear less apparent.

The perfect base for all of your shadow palettes, the Eye Shadow Primer ($5.00) increases the vibrancy and lasting power of all your eyeshadows.

Other new launches from your favorite 90’s beauty brand include the All Over Body Luminizer ($9.00); a head-to-toe, transfer-resistant, high-shine body illuminator that drenches your glowing skin with emollients and a fresh coconut scent. The Blurring & Pore Refining Loose Powder ($6.00), a weightless, universally hued powder that helps to refine pores, fine lines, marks, and redness.

What are your thoughts on these new products from Hard Candy? Are you excited about the new beauty launches? Will Hard Candy remain your favorite 90’s beauty brand?

Carolina Herrera Welcomes Good Girl Légère Eau de Parfum

Calling all “good girls”. What better time than International Woman’s Day to introduce a fragrance inspired by strong women that celebrates female empowerment. Say hello to Carolina Herrera’s latest addition to the Good Girl EDP family, Good Girl Légère Eau de Parfum. Légère (which means Light) pays homage to women’s alegría de vivir (the happiness of life) and invites all women to be who we want to be and embrace all the roles we want.

Carolina Herrera GOOD GIRL Legere Eau de Parfum

Good Girl Légère Eau de Parfum invites all to have fun, a little bit naughty, and a lot outspoken. Built upon the eloquent pair of Tonka and Jasmine, Good Girl Légère combines notes of Wood (Sandalwood) with flowers (Ylang Ylang and Jasmine) and a hint of sweetness. The combination of  Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang, and Jasmine is a sophisticated tour de force that communicates glamour and female empowerment. Even the textures speak: Crystallized Absolut Tonka, a sugary textured and sensual desert made of sweetened milk, wraps and embraces the other ingredients for an innovative and sophisticated fragrance. Good Girl Légère Eau de Parfum speaks of a modern femme fatale who dares to play.

“The radiance of this fragrance opens like a flower and resonates day and night. It does not impose, it adapts to women’s chameleonic personality. It pays tribute to daring and strong woman. Légère (light) is not a synonym for fresh here, EDP Légère is as intense as the previous one. The quality of the raw material is high and the permanence on the skin, really long”, describes Louise Turner, the perfumer.

Carolina Herrera GOOD GIRL Legere Eau de Parfum

Good Girl’s unforgettable stiletto is back with Légère housed in a stunning black-lacquered bottle with a ribbed-gold heel; this time with gradient glass that shifts from midnight blue to transparent.

“We wanted an object, not a bottle, and what more power is there but being in a heel? The system took four years and 600 tests to perfect, for this new flacon, we have needed a hundred more”, explains Carolina Herrera de Baez, creative director of Carolina Herrera Fragrances. The color was a challenge: midnight blue on top and transparent at the bottom. The shoe, the symbol of female power, has captivated the public: “A girl has never enough shoes. If they tell you you have too many, stop talking to them,” recommends Carolina Herrera.

Good Girl Légère Eau de Parfum comes in three sizes: 2.7 oz ($117.00), 1.7 oz ($94.00), and 1 oz ($68.00); all available at Macy’s and www.macys.com.

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.

NEW BEVERAGE ALERT: Nine Pin Releases Earl Grey Cider in Cans

Over the next few weeks, as long as life doesn’t keep interrupting, we will be highlighting some wonderful new products. We’re starting tonight with a new category of beverages. One that combines the intoxicating combination of cider and earl grey tea. You already know about our love of all things tea, so of course, we were intrigued by the interesting fusion. As a lover of all things tea (you can see the many ways we enjoy tea), we’re always up to trying innovative tea products. The Nine Pin Earl Grey Cider, available in slim tin cans, definitely fits the bill.

What makes Nine Pin Earl Grey Cider so unique? Its crafted with 100% New York apples, cold infused with Short & Shout earl grey tea, and aged on lemon peel. The result is a bright and floral cider with tropical mango-like notes and an earthy citrus finish; this makes this a perfect winter cider and great to enjoy on those cold and cloudy winter days. If you’re an earl grey tea fan like we are, you’ll cherish (and easily identify) the subtle tasting notes of black tea and bergamot. It is quite a distinctive taste after all. The addition of earl grey sort of gives the cider a “smoky feel” without actually being smoky. It’s delightful and enjoyable. Nine Pin Cider Works is New York’s first farm cidery. This new Earl Grey release is a continuing collaboration with Guilderland, N.Y.-based Short and Stout Tea Co.

“Dramatic dark skies and swirling snow make Upstate New York great in winter. We recommend you crack open a can of Nine Pin Earl Grey Cider, and embrace the grey,” said Alejandro del Peral, co-founder and cider maker.

“Short and Stout Tea is all about pushing boundaries on different ways to enjoy tea. We are happy to work with Nine Pin year after year, so people can further enjoy this versatile ingredient,” said Matt Zacharewicz, co-owner, Short and Stout Tea Co.

Nine Pin Earl Grey Cider is available in 12oz cans; we highly recommend trying it at Nine Pin’s tasting room in Albany’s Warehouse District.

About Nine Pin Cider Works:

Founded in 2013 and based in New York’s capital city, Albany, Nine Pin cider products can be found in hundreds of bars, restaurants, and retailers throughout New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New Jersey. Nine Pin produces all ciders, sourced from Capital Region and Hudson Valley apples, in its 17,000 sq. ft. cidery facility and tasting room in Albany’s Warehouse District. Be Revolutionary®, Consider The Apple®, and Drink New York Apples®.

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.