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Unwrapped Life zero-waste hair care

Unwrap Your Beauty with Unwrapped Life Zero-Waste Hair Care

If you aren’t aware (and we really hope you are), we’re battling to save the planet from our garbage. It is said that the ocean contains over 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic; who knows what that number grows to when you calculate the plastic we have on land. While it’s great to have companies like 4ocean and The Ocean Cleanup that are actively cleaning our oceans and coastlines, our best solution would be to eliminate the use of plastic. If you counted the empty bottles of shampoo, conditioner, body wash, etc you throw away. What would your number be? What if you could eliminate your use of those plastic bottles and still enjoy fantastic hair care and beauty products!! With the beauty products from Unwrapped Life zero-waste hair care, you can.

Unwrapped Life zero-waste hair care

Unwrapped Life founder Hayley McKenzie and her best friend/co-founder Arden Teasdale decided to find ways to cut single-use plastic out of their lives. After trying out other brands and noticing a gap in solid hair bars for all hair lengths and types, they decided to formulate their own; ones that would work amazingly well on all hair types. The result is soft, manageable healthy hair for 100% great hair days.

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These shampoo and conditioner bars are specifically formulated for certain hair types and concerns. They work wonders without stripping the hair of natural oils.

  1. The Balancer hair bars not only normalizes hair follicle activity, but it also promotes stronger hair by amping up collagen production and providing nutrition to your roots.
  2. The Detoxifier hair bars cleanse and tone with the power of activated charcoal. Moisturizing and conditioning properties of soothing aloe vera, apricot seed, and hemp seed oil, leave your hair smooth and hydrated.
  3. The Fixer hair bars reduce scalp inflammation, neutralizes free radical damage and oxidative stress, all while blocking DHT to help prevent hair loss. You are left with hair that is stronger and more resilient.
  4. The Hydrator bars works to treat scalp ailments, including dryness, eczema, psoriasis, and rashes; plus we all know that a healthy scalp equals healthy hair. The Hydrator bars are especially wonderful for curly and kinky hair.
  5. The Stimulator bars boasts ingredients that soak up oils, toxic substances, and impurities from your scalp and hair; these ingredients also stimulate the scalp by bringing fresh blood to damaged skin cells, revitalizing your hair.

Unwrapped Life zero-waste hair care

The Unwrapped Life solid hair bars provide 50-75 washes with proper care and storage. They replace 2-3 16oz bottles of traditional liquid product! They all feature 100% essential oils, are vegan, cruelty-free, color-safe, and can be used with extensions. Your hair will look good, while you’re doing good.

If you love the idea of using earth-friendly, low-waste, and plastic-free beauty products, try Unwrapped Life’s other products. We know you’ll love their sugar scrubs and reusable organic bamboo rounds.

It’s About to be LIT: Lit Cosmetics Glitter Camo Launches

There’s an inspirational quote that’s been around for years that pops up on Instagram every few weeks, “Don’t Let Anyone Dull Your Sparkle”.  This quote is the first thing we thought about when we were first introduced to the latest beauty, the Lit Cosmetics Glitter Camo. A single-step, aloe-based glitter product designed to highlight show-stopping facial looks that’s also a stunning body glitter. We couldn’t help but think, there’s no one that can stop the amazing sparkle we’ll be rocking with this must-have beauty product on.

The Lit Cosmetics Glitter Camo launched in three shades:

Commander in Glitter – a multi-sized holographic silver with a blue silica base
Sergeant Sparkle – a multi-sized rainbow shimmer with a pink silica base
Major Gold – a multi-sized gold glitter with a silica base

Not only does the Glitter Camo look great on your skin, but it’s also great for your skin as well. The multipurpose, water-based glitter is vegan, gluten-free, hypoallergenic, and free from parabens, alcohol, and propylene glycol. You’ll love it because it’s comfortable to wear, dries completely, doesn’t flake, is longlasting, and easy to apply and remove.

Lit Cosmetics at The Makeup Show NYC

While at The Makeup Show NYC, we attended Lit Cosmetics’ Glitterology 101 (the science of glitter) seminar. Hosted by Makeup Artist Amber Blanchard with Founder Jodie Perks, they shared everything you wanted to know about glitter. While there, we picked up a jar of the Lit Cosmetics Glitter Camo in Sergeant Sparkle. We’ve been waiting for the perfect time to rock it (check out on our Lit Cosmetics post on our @guestlistblog insta page)……we’re excited.

Founded in 2002 by Jodie Perks, Lit Cosmetics is a trusted brand; their products are available in top retailers like Sephora, Bloomingdales, and Beautylish.  Lit products are used by Cirque du Soleil and some of the world’s top makeup artists and celebrities. These include Derrick Rutledge on Oprah Winfrey, Elizabeth Moss, Sarah Nicole Tanner on Lady Gaga, Vittoriio Masecchai on Ke$ha, and Drag Race’s Trixie Mattel.

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?

This Just in: Angela Roi Elle Cosmetic Case Set

There are a lot of great, fashionable products we’ll be highlighting that support great causes. Today we’re showcasing one of the fashion accessory brands that not only unveiled a new bag addition to their collection, a portion of sales from this new bag goes to the ASPCA to help animals in need. Angela Roi offers classic yet minimal vegan handbags, whose various colors help support cancer and disease fighters by donating to charity organizations. Today we introduce their newest launch, the Angela Roi Elle Cosmetic Case Set.

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The Angela Roi Elle Cosmetic Case Set are elegantly shaped vegan leather cosmetic cases (they’re sold as a pair for $80.00), boasting luxe and sturdy silver hardware, and a zippered closure on top. The idea for the Angela Roi Elle Cosmetic Case Set, which is available in black, light gray, vermilion, and plum, originated from the need of having a sophisticated makeup pouch. Angela took inspiration from a handmade pouch gifted to her by her mother and added her own elegant touch to it. Every woman needs a makeup bag, and what better compliment to your fab handbag, than a chic makeup bag. The Elle Cosmetic Cases are made in Korea by skilled artisans who make sure to have every Angela Roi bag meet all of the brand’s standards and details. Each handbag is created with delicate care and a lot of effort and is also cruelty-free and sweatshop-free.

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The large cosmetics case measures 8.6″ in length, 5.9″ in width, and 2.7″ in depth, and the small measures 6.3″ in length, 4.3″ in width, and 2.4″ in depth. As we stated, a portion of the sales from the Angela Roi Elle Cosmetic Case Set benefits the ASPCA. What better partnership than the one between a fashion brand that offers premium animal-friendly leather products and an organization that aims to create a cruelty-free world where animals are safe and happier.

Ricky’s NYC Welcomes Velvet 59 Cosmetics

It’s been a very hectic time for us, but we always try to make time to get to know new brands, especially if these new products boast wonderful attributes. A while back, we had the pleasure of getting to know Paris Manning, and her new line of cruelty-free, paraben-free, 100% vegan, and gluten-free cosmetics line. Velvet 59 Cosmetics is new to the market and is already making an impact. The cutting edge beauty brand announced a partnership with leading retailer, Ricky’s NYC. Velvet 59 will be available in 10 Ricky’s NYC stores located in New York City and Miami, following its already successful online appearance.

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The vegan and cruelty-free line is most known for their best-selling liquid lipsticks that boast Sacha Inchi Oil (an antioxidant oil that contains vitamin A and vitamin E) from Amazon Rainforest, their one of a kind mascara wand, and ultra-pigmented eye-shadow palette. Ricky’s will carry the full line-­up of Velvet 59 products, including Matte to the Max Liquid Lipsticks, Contour is a Girls Best Friend palette, The Exotic Lotus Palette, full Lipstick and Lipgloss collection, as well as Velvet 59 My Fair Lashes Mascara.

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We had the pleasure of meeting and speaking with Paris Manning briefly about her cosmetics line, and her favourite beauty products, check out our brief interview below:

Ricky’s NYC locations (in NYC and Miami) that carry Velvet 59 cosmetics include:

  1. Ricky’s
    112 W. 72nd Street
    New York, NY 10023
  2. Ricky’s
    1412 Broadway
    New York, NY 10018
  3. Ricky’s
    7 E.14th Street
    New York, NY 10003
  4. Ricky’s
    30‐83 Steinway Street
    Astoria, Queens, NY 11103
  5. Ricky’s
    383 5th Ave.
    New York, NY 10016
  6. Ricky’s
    1189 First Ave.
    New York, NY 10065
  7. Ricky’s
    478 Bergen Street
    Brooklyn, NY 11217
  8. Ricky’s
    590 Broadway
    New York, NY 10012
  9. Ricky’s
    536 Lincoln Rd.
    Miami, FL 33139
  10. Ricky’s
    657 Lincoln Rd.
    Miami, FL 33139

Raised by makeup industry veterans, it’s no surprise that the 23 yr old launched her own makeup range. Aside from loving the products (we highly recommend getting acquainted with her Matte to the Max Liquid Lipstick in Kai-Lea), we love that she combines modern touches with vintage glamour in the packaging.  We promise there’s lots to love. Want to know more about Velvet 59 Cosmetics, visit www.velvet59.com.