Get The Look: Cardi B's Pink Heart Hair by Tokyo Stylez for Joico

Get The Look: Cardi B’s Pink Heart Hair by Tokyo Stylez for Joico

If there’s one thing we’ve learned from the VMA’s, it’s that pastel hair is alive and thriving. Pink pastel hair remains a favorite, as evidenced by Cardi B’s Pink Heart Hair by Tokyo Stylez for Joico. We’re currently rocking pink locs ourselves. The pink hearted hairstyle, featured below,  was achieved using an assortment of Joico color and care products.

Get The Look: Cardi B's Pink Heart Hair by Tokyo Stylez for Joico

courtesy of tokyostylez’s Instagram

As you can imagine, the Tokyo Stylez for Joico Cardi B hairstyle has gone viral. The Sailor Moon-meets-Alice-in-Wonderland-Red-Queen (if she wore pink) hairdo has been blowing up on social media. We’re sure to see recreations hitting our social media channels soon. If you want to recreate the look yourself, see below for the complete “get-the-look” product breakdown using Joico color and care products below.

To achieve the color, Tokyo Stylez started with platinum cool level 10 human hair wig and used the following Joico color formulas to achieve the pretty pastel pink hue:

Get The Look: Cardi B's Pink Heart Hair by Tokyo Stylez for Joico

Prep Treatment: Defy Damage ProSeries 1: Bond-Protecting Color Optimizer

Formula 1: (Base Color): Color Intensity ¾ Blush + ¼ Rose

Formula 2: (Hearts Medium Pink) Color Intensity Blush + Rose Gold

Formula 3: (Hearts Lightest Pink) Color Intensity Blush

Post Treatment: Defy Damage ProSeries 2: Bond-Strengthening Color Treatment

To care for the stress of processing the colors, Tokyo Stylez used the following Joico Care Products:

Get The Look: Cardi B's Pink Heart Hair by Tokyo Stylez for Joico

Defy Damage Protective Shampoo – a rich shampoo that gently cleanses away impurities while helping boost hair’s natural defense against all types of daily damage.

Defy Damage Protective Masque – an intensive damage prevention masque to help replenish strength and moisture balance for soft, silky, shiny, healthy-looking hair in minutes.

Defy Damage Protective Shield – an essential daily leave-in that provides powerful all-day protection against thermal styling, pollution, and UV damage.

Dream Blowout – one-and-done blow-drying solution that provides heat protection up to 450 degrees, reduces breakage by over 75%, shields hair from thermal damage, protects your ‘do against humidity, and fights frizz.

K-PAK Color Therapy Luster Lock Glossing Oil – an African Manketti and Argan oil-infused “glow-getter”  that helps strengthen strands, boost color vibrancy, tame frizz, and gloss over dullness – without weighing fine hair down, or leaving thick strands feeling under-nourished.

Flip Turn Finishing Spray – a volumizing finishing spray to inject styles with head-turning, bodacious volume that lasts from morning meeting to nightcap.

Humidity Blocker – a light hold aerosol spray that delivers protection from volume-deflating humidity.

Have you tried to recreate this unique Tokyo Stylez for Joico hairstyle? She promises to share the complete tips and tricks on how she created the hairstyle soon, so stay tuned. We’re sure you’ve already shared your comments on Cardi B’s Pink Heart Hair by Tokyo Stylez for Joico; we want to hear your thoughts on the products used. Is Joico in your haircare arsenal? What are your favorite Joico products?

Topicals Skincare Seeks to Transform the You Feel About Skin

Topicals Skincare Seeks to Transform the You Feel About Skin

For as long as beauty trends have existed, if you don’t have flawless skin, you were deemed as ugly. Social Media filters are popular for a reason. But what if a skincare brand made you rethink the way you feel about skin? Topicals Skincare, a revolutionary new skincare company seeks to transform the way you feel about your skin. They are making the treatment of stigmatized skin conditions synonymous with the luxury and fun of self-care. These new skincare launches boast targeted solutions for eczema and hyperpigmentation.

Topicals Skincare Seeks to Transform the You Feel About Skin

Did you know one in four Americans lives with chronic skin conditions? Add in costly prescriptions and targeted skincare products and you’re left with skin issue sufferers who just “learn to live with it.” 23-year-olds Olamide Olowe and Claudia Teng, Topicals Skincare founders, are women of color who’s lived with conditions like severe eczema and post-barbae folliculitis. They grew up settling for products that didn’t really serve them or represent how the condition appeared on their skin. For this reason, Topicals Skincare was born out of necessity.

Topicals Skincare launched with two products, Like Butter ($32.00), a hydrating mask for dry, distressed, and eczema-prone skin, and Faded ($36.00), a serum for discoloration and dark spots. For the past week, we’ve been using the Topicals Skincare Faded Brightening & Clearing Gel to get rid of the discolorations and dark spots on our cheeks.

Topicals Skincare Seeks to Transform the You Feel About Skin

We are currently in the midst of our skin purging all the bad stuff out. We’re well on our way to healing our scarred skin. Darker skin tones can be plagued with stubborn marks, scars, and spots; and Faded is gentle enough for those experiencing hyperpigmentation and erythema. It goes on like a nightly moisturizer and is great for those whose skin can’t tolerate more aggressive acids; plus it has the bonus of not bleaching your non-hyperpigmented skin. Scent-wise, it does smell sulfuric, which takes some getting used to. But if you’re familiar with the amazing Sulphur Springs natural mud baths in St. Lucia that thousands flock to for its skin healing properties, you won’t mind the scent.

Topicals Skincare Seeks to Transform the You Feel About Skin

We haven’t tried it yet, but the Topicals Skincare Like Butter Hydrating Mask is great for dry, sensitive, and/or eczema-prone skin. This thick, whipped mask is packed with powerful botanicals for skin so smooth it’s like butter. Like Butter helps to strengthen your skin’s moisture barrier; it soothes irritation, inflammation, and smooths dry, textured skin. It’s creamy without feeling greasy or heavy and works great for flare-ups on other areas of the body as well.

Both products are fragrance-free, dye-free, vegan, and cruelty-free. Plus they do good too. Topicals donate 1% of their profits to important mental health movements, to help raise awareness around the connection between mental health and skin health.

Eyetitude Helps Erase Dark Circles, Puffiness, and Crepey Loose Skin

Eyetitude Helps Erase Dark Circles, Puffiness, and Crepey Loose Skin

They say “The eyes are the window to the soul,” but sometimes those windows need a little sprucing up. Some of you may have experienced this, but sometimes, even after showering, our eyes still feel heavy or puffy. We usually rely on our showers to “wake us up” but some days call for extra help. This is where Eyetitude and their amazing eye care products come in. This fantastic skincare brand focuses solely on your eyes and repairing the most delicate and fragile area on your face, your eyes. Their products are especially fantastic to use after spending time in the sun or if like us, your eyes still don’t “feel awake” after a shower.

Eyetitude Helps Erase Dark Circles, Puffiness, and Crepey Loose Skin

Eyetitude boasts seven eye care products: ProZerve Peptide Cream ($75.00), FixZer Instant Eye Repair, EyeZ-Luronic Serum ($65.00), NoCrowZ Retinol Eye Cream ($79.00), MicroNeedZ Eye Patches ($10.00), IllumineyeZ Rejuvenator, and the RevitaleyeZ 4-in-1 Facial Wipes ($15.99). We had the pleasure of indulging our tired peepers to the full benefits of two of their products; the Eyetitude FixZer Instant Eye Repair and the IllumineyeZ Rejuvenator (which we now cannot live without).

IllumineyeZ Rejuvenator, $129.99

Eyetitude IllumineyeZ Rejuvenator

Remember when we said that sometimes, even after a shower, our eyes still felt heavy and puffy? Well, apparently this superb beauty tool is exactly what we needed. Our eyes have never felt so “alert”. On those brief moments we ventured outside for food, we’ve been told we look so bright-eyed; a compliment we haven’t heard in ages. Here’s why you will love it as much as we do. This anti-aging massager negative ion reduces fine lines, improves dark circles, eye bags & restores vitality. The IllumineyeZ Rejuvenator combines 10,000 times/minute high frequency vibration massage with heat and red LED light to do the following:

*Repairs damaged cells
*Enhance cell activity
*Promote the skin’s collagen and elasticity
*Tightens the skin
*Promotes blood circulation whereby reducing dark circles & under-eye bags
*Increases maximum absorbability of your favorite creams and serums

When you use the Rejuvenator with your eye serums and creams, it helps for maximum product absorption into the delicate skin around the eyes.

FixZer Instant Eye Repair, $75.00

Eyetitude FixZer Instant Eye Repair

Eyetitude’s FixZer Instant Eye Repair is a pro strength formula that instantly reduces puffiness, dark circles, and fine lines, delivering a brighter lifted look. It consists of anti-inflammatory ingredients such as Hesperidin Methyl Chalcone, a flavonoid found in citrus fruits that targets capillaries under eyes. These capillaries are responsible for dark circles, swelling, and puffiness that can plagued our eyes. Light-diffusing mineral pigment reflects and emits light further concealing imperfections. Chrysin, a flavonoid found in the blue passion flower, synergistically works with other ingredients to add another layer of power, deflating puffiness and dark circles; leaving eyes looking refreshed and well-rested.

With continuous use of Eyetitude’s range of eye care products, your eyes can truly be the windows they were meant to be.

Celebrate National Clean Beauty Day with Juice Beauty

Celebrate National Clean Beauty Day with Juice Beauty

As awareness surrounding climate change and the state of our environment grows, more consumers are making more conscious choices about the products they purchase. While all industries have production techniques that negatively affect the environment, these practices in the beauty industry also have the potential to adversely impact your personal health. To combat these negative impacts, the clean beauty movement highlights brands and products that use sustainably and ethically sourced ingredients that benefit your health. National Clean Beauty Day is a day dedicated to this movement, showcasing products in the beauty industry that boosts the health of the body and the environment.

Celebrate National Clean Beauty Day with Juice Beauty

July 15 is National Clean Beauty Day and encourages all consumers who partake in the beauty industry to choose products that use plant-based ingredients. This inaugural day of awareness comes from Juice Beauty, an antioxidant-rich skincare and plant-based makeup brand that has been pushing back against the status quo within the beauty industry for years.

The goal of the day is to not only make consumers aware of the efficacy of plant-based ingredients but other beauty brands as well. Many beauty products are full of unnecessary ingredients that harm the environment as well as consumers. There’s a wide range of conventional chemicals that hide within the long list of ingredients on the backs of beauty products. Some of the most common chemical ingredients include acrylates polymers (plastics), artificial and synthetic dyes, benzoyl peroxide, and carbon black. These ingredients often come from petroleum products and can contain potential cancer-causing carcinogens.

Celebrate National Clean Beauty Day with Juice Beauty

Juice Beauty bases the formulations for their products around antioxidant-rich, certified organic, botanical juices rather than petroleum. On top of this healthy base, Juice Beauty chemists then add powerful plant-based ingredients to achieve effective age-defying and blemish-clearing skincare. The brand has vowed that they will never use an ingredient that is potentially harmful to humans, animals, or the planet.

Juice Beauty's Karen Benhke

Entrepreneur and wellness expert Karen Behnke was inspired to make this vow and start Juice Beauty after looking more closely at the ingredients in her own beauty products. She had become pregnant with her first child at the age of 40 and was concerned about skin absorption. She found that products from both inexpensive drug stores and expensive department stores contained potentially harmful ingredients. As Behnke changed her personal care regimen to be cleaner, she also wanted to make an impact in the wider beauty industry. That’s how Juice Beauty got its start, nearly 15 years ago.

Now, Juice Beauty makes clean beauty products that yield better results than conventional, chemical-based products. The company even has an organic farm in Sonoma County, California to ensure that its ingredients are all-natural and ethically-sourced. The farm spans 20 acres and is solar-powered, further speaking to the brand’s commitment to sustainability. Solar power in the United States offsets more than 70 million metric tons of carbon dioxide each year, which is akin to planting nearly 1.2 billion trees. This allows the Juice Beauty farm to have a positive impact on the environment rather than a negative one while growing organic ingredients that have higher antioxidant performance.

Juice Beauty is also committed to sustainability in its manufacturing and packaging practices. Using recycled boxes and bags to ship goods is the best way to promote eco-friendly transportation and Juice Beauty does just that. The company uses 100% FSC paper, which is paper that has been responsibly harvested, for outer packaging product boxes and 52% FCS for shipping boxes. Nearly one-third of full-size Juice Beauty products utilize sustainable glass and the company also uses recycled plastic from the U.S. rather than shipping it from other countries, thereby reducing the negative environmental effects of international shipping.

As a pioneer of the clean beauty movement, Juice Beauty hopes that National Clean Beauty Day can inspire companies and consumers alike to seek clean, green ingredients for their beauty products. If you’re trying to clean up your beauty routine, start by looking locally. About 46% of all searches on Google are for a local business or service and through this type of search, you may be able to avoid the environmental impacts of shipping while supporting a small business in your community. If there are no clean alternatives locally, make a commitment to only support brands like Juice Beauty that are equally committed to creating products that help the environment rather than harm it. With just a little bit of research on your part, you can use your power as a consumer to create a positive impact on the wider world as well as your own health.

Go Natural This Summer with Water-Based SOPHI Nail Polish

Go Toxic-Free This Summer with Water-Based SOPHI Nail Polish

If there is one thing that will force you to pay more attention to what you put in your body, it’s a pandemic. Although we were slowly adopting more health-conscious habits, the arrival of Covid-19 has sped that practice up. When we say health-conscious habits, we are not just referring to what we eat and drink. Your body absorbs from foods,  drinks, and beauty products you use topically; this also includes things like nail polish. Are you ready for a healthier approach to nail care? Non-toxic, virtually odorless nail polish, like SOPHi Nail Polish, allows you to have a worry-free, yet long-lasting manicure. Whether you’re health-conscious or not, this water-based polish is free from any harsh chemicals, so you can enjoy natural, healthier nails this summer.

Go Natural This Summer with Water-Based SOPHI Nail Polish

With SOPHi Nail Polish, you enjoy on-trend nail colors and a worry-free, yet long-lasting manicure! The non-toxic, virtually odorless nail polish is better than 9 or 16-free because it is free of ALL harsh chemicals! The water-based SOPHi nail polish leaves nails healthy and doesn’t cause them to yellow or become brittle. Plus, they are cruelty-free and vegan.

Go Natural This Summer with Water-Based SOPHI Nail Polish

To complete your healthy mani, finish up with the SOPHi Prime + Shine + Seal System for best wear. It’s the perfect partner to your favorite color of SOPHi nail polish. This revolutionary Primer + Sealer in-one is a must-have for chip resistance, and the Shine Topcoat offers additional scratch resistance. Since this water-based polish doesn’t have any harsh chemicals, this multitasking Primer + Sealer and Shine Topcoat duo give your polish lasting power (and a completely non-toxic manicure!). When applied with SOPHi’s 4 step system (Prime, Color, Shine, Seal), this water-based formula easily competes with standard nail polish durability.

SOPHi nail polish is non-flammable and contains no formaldehyde, toluene, phthalates, bisphenol A (BPA), or ethyl acetate. It was founded by the same company that started the best-selling non-toxic nail polish for little girls – Piggy Paint! The brand is available at www.target.com, Amazon, www.sophinailpolish.com, and www.piggypaint.com for $7.99 – $9.99.

*This product feature is also posted on The Nail Polish Exchange.

Back to the Basics of Skincare with Moroccan Beauty Brand, Ziri Skincare

Back to the Basics of Skincare with Moroccan Beauty Brand, Ziri Skincare

When it comes to beauty practices, Moroccan women are ahead of the curve. For one thing, they made us aware of how absolutely necessary oils are to our daily beauty routine; the amazingness of rose water; detoxify skin with clay masks; and the benefits of deep exfoliation for the entire body. While Moroccan beauty is rooted in ancient practices, one new brand is applying those old-world rituals to a modern, active lifestyle. Join us in welcoming Ziri Skincare to our beauty routine. Launched earlier this year, Ziri Skincare is the skin and hair care brand sharing North African beauty traditions.

Back to the Basics of Skincare with Moroccan Beauty Brand, Ziri Skincare

Ziri means “moonlight” in the Moroccan Amazigh language and for centuries, the moon has played an important role in Moroccan culture. According to Moroccan legend, skin and hair are more absorbent in moonlight, making it the perfect time for rejuvenation and recovery. We have been indulging ourselves in some of this wonderful range of Moroccan Hamam beauty products.

Back to the Basics of Skincare with Moroccan Beauty Brand, Ziri Skincare

Moroccan Black Soap with Lemon, $30.00 – This 100% virgin black olive oil and lemon cleanser is a miracle worker. We’ve only been using it for a few days and our skin is already brighter. As acne sufferers, we love its anti-bacterial properties and that it fights against discoloration. It’s great at removing toxins and unclogs your pores, whether after a workout or a very humid day. It works especially great with the exfoliating glove, $10.00. But don’t let it’s powerful cleansing abilities scare you; this soap also moisturizes, exfoliates, and soothes your skin. Not once did our skin feel tight or dry; in fact, it felt quite the opposite.

Ziri Distilled Rose Water

Rose Water, $30.00 – From Morocco’s Valley of Roses, this multi-purpose spray serves many skin benefits at once. It tones your skin and thanks to its antibacterial properties, fights acne caused by oil and dirt. This distilled rose water also reduces the signs of aging as you hydrate and strengthen skin.

Moroccan Red Clay, $35.00 – Need an ultimate detoxifier? This clay effectively absorbs sebum and significantly impacts the appearance and overall health of your skin! The Ziri Skincare Moroccan Red Clay removes excess oils and reduces acne and blackheads. It will also remove any dirt, grime, and dead skin cells left behind after any physical activity.

Organic Argan Oil, $30.00 – Perfect for skin and hair, this wonderful oil is made from the seeds of the Argan tree located in southwest Morocco.  It leaves your skin renewed and moisturized, reduces inflammation, and the appearance of scars and stretchmarks. For healthier hair, just apply it to your hair and scalp to not only reduce breakage and frizz but to promote hair growth.

HOTLOGIC Food Warming Totes: Goodbye to the Breakroom Microwave

HOTLOGIC Food Warming Totes: Goodbye to the Breakroom Microwave

If there’s one thing we’ve learned from this pandemic, it is to be mindful of what you’re touching. Be it your face, elevator buttons, door handles, and communal things like breakroom microwaves. Until this pandemic, we never thought about how often we use the microwave, or how clean the outside is. Even if you work in a small office of 20-30 people, if only half of these people use the microwave, that’s a lot of fingers touching those buttons. Add in elevator buttons, door handles, etc, and you’ve got many instances of possibly spreading a virus. As we now do, the lesser our exposure to communal items, the better off we’ll be. We’re going to introduce you to a product that will reduce your exposure; specifically, your exposure to the communal microwave. The HOTLOGIC Food Warming Totes provide a more convenient way to warm and cook your food while minimizing your exposure.

HOTLOGIC Food Warming Totes: Goodbye to the Breakroom Microwave

The HOTLOGIC Food Warming Totes uses slow and low conduction heating through its SmartShelf Technology, which evenly cooks or reheats fresh or frozen meals, meats, and vegetables. Even leftovers are cooked to a safe temperature and held there until you are ready to eat. Get ready to say goodbye to food splatter, cold or still frozen centers, and burnt edges. HOTLOGIC perfectly heats and holds your food for hours without overcooking.  You can use any flat-bottom container made of glass, plastic, Tupperware, or metal as long as it has a sealed lid. It’s like your own personal, portable oven. Just pop your meal in the bag, plug it in, and go about your day. Your meal will be ready to eat in an hour or 8 hours later (if you’re not ready to eat yet.) Your food will be cooked (or reheated) to perfection.

The thought of going back to the breakroom environment is not only stressful, but it’s no longer considered safe, said Bill McKendry, Chief Marketing Officer, HOTLOGIC. People are looking for no-touch or low-touch solutions. HOTLOGIC is not only a good option, it’s actually a breakroom breakthrough.

HOTLOGIC Food Warming Totes: Goodbye to the Breakroom Microwave

The HOTLOGIC Food Warming Totes provides a healthier alternative to takeout food, storing your food in the “community” refrigerator, and using the breakroom microwave for cooking. It provides five reasons why you should say goodbye to the breakroom microwave:

1. No buttons to push – it’s more sanitary
2. No waiting around or in line – healthy social distancing
3. No overcooked meals – more appetizing, more nutritious and keeps you healthy
4. No frozen centers – the food’s safe and ready when you are
5. No food splatter – no germs spreading

HotLogic Mini 3-in-1

The HOTLOGIC totes are available in Mini and Casserole sizes in an array of modern designs and colors, with easy carrying and extra padded handles, and added leather details. They are available in wall and car-plug models, making it convenient for commuters. There are no buttons, dials, or timers so its impossible to screw up a meal! The HOTLOGIC Food Warming Totes are a great no-touch or low-touch solution to this pandemic.

Sael Wellness Vegan Gummies

Sael Wellness: Easy Nutrition and a Healthier Lifestyle for All

Many think it’s easy to live a healthier lifestyle but with preservatives and additives, along with healthy options not always being available, it can prove difficult. An easy way to get the nutrition you need and to lead a healthier lifestyle is by taking dietary supplements and vitamins. Being healthy should be easy and Sael Wellness makes sure it is; their products are made to the highest standards and they focus on solving specific nutritional problems.

Sael Wellness Vegan Gummies

Since we want to improve our overall health and wellness, we were more than happy to try the Sael Wellness Happy Apple – Apple Cider Vinegar + Ginger Gummy and Sound Sleep – Melatonin + Magnesium Gummy. The Happy Apple vegan gummies help with digestion, weight management, and immune support; the Sound Sleep vegan gummies help you fall and stay asleep throughout the night so you can wake up feeling energized. Each bottle contains 60 gummies. Find out more about both below:

Happy Apple – Apple Cider Vinegar + Ginger Gummy

Sael Wellness Happy Apple - Apple Cider Vinegar + Ginger Gummy

These potent gummies are made with a crisp apple taste in a gluten-free and vegan formula. The gummies are free from gelatin, nuts, eggs, milk, soy, artificial colors, and preservatives. It contains friendly bacteria that promote a healthy digestive tract and a strong immune system. By taking these ACV and ginger dietary supplements, you may notice that it’s easier to stay at your goal weight. We’ve already seen increased energy, and an overall better mood in the 2 weeks we’ve been taking it.

Sound Sleep – Melatonin + Magnesium Gummy

Sael Wellness Sound Sleep - Melatonin + Magnesium Gummy

For those experiencing restless and sleepless nights, get ready for the best sleep you’ve had in a while. These strawberry flavored gummies boast an optimal mixture of Melatonin and Magnesium, also in a gluten-free and vegan formula. The combination of these two supports the nervous system by calming anxiety and tension leading to a more peaceful sleep.

Available for $24.99 per bottle, these vegan gummies can truly help make a difference in your life.