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Drink to Your Health: The New Delicious Total Wellness Beverages

One of the most important things in life is your health and wellness and while current circumstances may try to obstruct that, there are things you can do to maintain a healthy body. You can stay active, eat as healthy as you can, and of course keep your body hydrated with essential nutrients. Say hello to the following delicious total wellness beverages: Lifeway Elixir Sparkling Probiotic Beverages, Up Mountain Switchel, and Ocean Spray Organic Cranberry Juice. All three drink brands provide more than just a delicious and thirst quenching taste.

We promise you will love all three delicious total wellness beverages we are highlighting today. Not just the health benefits, but the delicious and satisfying tastes as well. Continue reading to egt to know them.

Lifeway Elixir Sparkling Probiotic Beverages

Get ready for a tasty organic, non-dairy, probiotic sparkling beverage that’s low in calories. The new, organic Lifeway Elixir sparkling probiotic beverage will be your new favorite drink. Along with it being organic, probiotic and low in sugar and calories, these delicious drinks are also gluten-free, caffeine-free, vegan, and kosher. Lifeway Elixir is available in 12oz bottles in four flavors: Tangerine, Hibiscus, Ginger, and Elderberry. All four sparkling flavors are great on their own but they also wow as a mixer in cocktails.

Up Mountain Switchel

We know what you’re thinking, “what exactly is Switchel? ” It is a drink made of water, vinegar, and ginger, often sweetened with honey, sugar, brown sugar, or maple syrup created in the mountains of Vermont hundreds of years ago. And it’s delicious! Fans of ginger (we’re obsessed), Up Mountain Switchel will be your go-to drink. We’re sure you well familiar with the long list of benefits of Apple cider vinegar, such as effectively lowering pH, which makes your body run optimally! This is the main ingredient in Up Mountains Switchel. This delicious, wonder drink is made of three key ingredients: fresh ginger, raw organic apple cider vinegar, and pure grade A maple syrup. Thanks to the fresh ginger root used in Up Mountains Switchel, it is an amazing and natural way to battle inflammation and it’s a fantastic analgesic. Its sugar content is derived solely from unrefined, mineral-rich, low-glycemic maple syrup; healthy sugars that an active body needs. Up Mountains is available in four flavors: Original, Lemon, Yerba Mate, and Cayenne. They are sold in 16oz bottles that come in a 2-pack, 6-pack, and 12-pack cases.

Ocean Spray Organic Cranberry Juice

Do you prefer your fruit juices to be organic? Welcome the delicious, bold taste of Ocean Spray’s 100% juices, now in an organic option! Made with the crisp, clean taste of organically grown North American cranberries straight from the farm to your family. The organic 100% juices, available in Organic Cranberry Blueberry, Organic Cranberry Apple, and Organic Cranberry, contains no added sugar, preservatives, or artificial flavors. Each juice is non-GMO and is USDA Organic certified and promises nothing but delicious goodness in every sip.

What do you think of these delicious total wellness beverages?

What’s New in Beauty: Olaxer Cosmetics Beauty Products

We love being introduced to new beauty products, especially if we’re seeing beauty products and tools, unlike anything that’s already out there. We were recently introduced to Olaxer Cosmetics Beauty Products and their wonderful products. They offering many of your beauty category favorites – matte lipstick, bath bombs, magnifying and lighted makeup mirrors, mud masks, cleansing brushes, and our favorite, hair straightening tools. Because we’re blessed with a head full of very thick hair, we’re incredibly excited to try the Olaxer Cosmetics 3-in-1 Ceramic Hair Straightener/ Hot Brush/ Curling Iron with Ionic Technology; and because matte lips are oh-so-in right now, we’ve become fans of the Olaxer Cosmetics Lip Glaze Matte Liquid Lipsticks. We’ll be highlighting both those beauty products in this post.

Olaxer Cosmetics 3-in-1 Ceramic Hair Straightener/ Hot Brush/ Curling Iron

If you’re a woman with hair longer than two inches, chances are you have several haircare tools taking up space in your bathroom. Those tools could include a hairbrush, curling iron, and flat iron, and if you’re African American, possibly a hot comb. What if one beauty tool could eliminate those others, saving you time, space, and money? That’s exactly what the Olaxer Cosmetics 3-in-1 Ceramic Hair Straightener/ Hot Brush/ Curling Iron with Ionic Technology will do. This versatile beauty tool is a Flat Iron with ceramic plates that heat up quickly, distributing heat evenly across the iron, ensuring your hair is not damaged by hotspots; a Hot Brush that uses shine ionic technology which emits negative ions that counteract the positive ions present in dry hair; and a Curling Wand with three temperature settings (High 392°F / Medium 356°F / Low 320°F) to best fit your hair type. The best part, this Olaxer beauty product is available on www.amazon.com for only $24.99.

Olaxer Cosmetics Lip Glaze Matte Liquid Lipsticks

We all know a matte lip is at the top of the beauty trends list right now, and Olaxer is offering you six stunning matte lip colors for such a low cost. What makes these lipsticks different is they glide on like a lip gloss dries like a matte lipstick. It has the staying power of a lipstick, we’d call it a matte lip cream. It even comes with a lip gloss wand for nice, even full application and coverage. The texture of the Olaxer Cosmetics Lip Glaze Matte Liquid Lipstick is softer and more delicate. It boasts a long-lasting, non-stick formula which contains moisturizing ingredients for a comfortable, emollient and silky feel against your lips. How much does this amazing lippy set? Can you believe it’s only $19.99 on www.amazon.com? Talk about a steal!

What are your thoughts on these Olaxer Cosmetics beauty products? Are you excited to try these?

New Product Alert: HydroHair by Jeorge Napoleon

We always say, “trust a Hair Styling Expert with great hair”, so when it came to getting to know more about Style Expert Jeorge Napoleon’s new HydroHair haircare range, we were not going to miss it. The man has the most excellent head of hair, full of thick, beautiful curls, so naturally we want to know his secrets. As we’re also blessed with thick hair, we were really excited to get to know these new, hydrating hair product treatments at the absolutely stunning Hale Organic Salon in Tribeca.

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HydroHair is a revolutionary 2-in-1 all natural treatment that changes everything about hair care. A leave-in restorative formula that brings much-needed hydration deep into lifeless, frayed follicles while keeping it in place, thanks to its formulation of vitamins and minerals that moisturizes and repairs your hair and scalp. Instead of using one product to style your hair and another to condition it, HydroHair lets you nourish and style your hair at the same time. While the range works wonderfully on all hair types, it works especially well with curly hair, making curls vibrant, shiny, and soft, with body and texture, greatly enhanced (check out some of the curly girls below showing off their hydrated and perfectly coiffed hair).

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The aloe vera-based hair products not only moisturizes the hair and scalp, it activates new hair growth, cleanses the scalp by balancing its pH level, prevents hair loss, prevents dryness that often causes dandruff, and reduces Sebum build up. Your hair will be the stuff of dreams with this specially formulated aloe mask.

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The HydroHair by Jeorge Napoleon hair products are available now and are sold on their website, in select UrbanOutfitters, and in salons across the United States. The product range currently includes HydroGel, HydroHair Aloe Shampoo, HydroColor Aloecoco Shampoo, HydroHair Aloecoco Shampoo, and HydroHair Aloe Mask and retails between $16.00 – $40.00.

We Speak Beauty: Bienvenue à la Beauté Française

As the title says, Bienvenue à la beauté française, which means “welcome to French beauty”. We’re about to take you on a journey to the latest new beauty products from some of our favorite international brands, many of them french. Get ready to drool over the latest from Orlane Paris, Talika Paris, Votre Vu, and Juara Skincare. If you are ready ladies, we say again, Bienvenue à la beauté française.

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The Orlane Paris Powder Multi-Soleil is a multi-toned bronzer with an absolute matte finish. It unifies and enhances the brightness of the skin with its four complementary colors included in the same compact. Get ready for a healthy glow, customizable and ultra-luminous for all complexions. Enriched with Hyaluronic acid and vitamins (A, C, and E), it brightens the face without dehydrating the skin. Paraben-Free, it preserves the most sensitive skins.

The Orlane Paris Bronzing Pressed Powder is an opaque and velvety pressed powder that illuminates the face all year long. The single dose of natural pigments enhances radiance without overbearing. It’s anti-dehydrating formula softens and illuminates the skin for a revealing and resplendent effect. Available in an iconic “galet bleu” compact, Orlane offers 2 additional shades in purse size. Adorned with our seal, it easily fits in all bags.

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The Creme Royale Cleansing Cream, $150.00, for Face & Eyes is the first step in ensuring the skin enjoys all the benefits of Royal Jelly and 24-Karat Gold. It is a soft cream for the face and eyes that transform into a silky oil to bring a sensory dimension to your cleansing and makeup removal ritual. This refined skincare product combines the expertise of a formula to that of a gesture.

The rich and fluid Lotion Royale, $150.00, brings Royal Jelly and 24K Gold with anti-aging and revitalizing properties. It stimulates the natural defenses and the skin’s ability to repair. It protects the skin from aging and strengthens its youthful capabilities, envelopes the skin in a veil of softness and comfort, intensely moisturizes and sustainably promotes the immersion and diffusion into the skin of its active ingredients and prepares the skin for the action of the anti-aging Crème Royale care and enhances its effectiveness.

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Our journey in beauté française continues with the Talika Paris Eye Detox Specific, $55.00, targets dark circles in fair skin, olive, and dark skin. It provides anti-aging and anti-inflammatory benefits, boosts microcirculation, instantly smooths the eye contour, blurs the light and brightens the eye area, features an applicator that helps to decongest and tone, with Vitamin B3 (in the olive to dark skin formula only) that regulates the synthesis of melanin and soothes the skin.

The Talika Paris Bio Enzymes Mask® Décolleté, $12.00, is made of a bio-cellulose base, the shape of which allows for intimate contact with the contours of the face and neck, and active ingredients that respond to the principal needs of each skin layer. It contains hyaluronic acid and collagen which plumps and smoothes, reduces wrinkles and intensely moisturizes the skin; adenosine, the body’s natural fuel, which pumps energy into the skin cells and combats the signs of aging; a complex of 16 plants (ginseng, mauve, lemon balm, chamomile, etc) to regenerate and brighten the skin thanks to their antioxidant, toning and healing properties; and vitamin B3, which soothes and hydrates the skin and helps to combat dark spots.

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The Votre Vu Duette Luxe Lip Balm and Hand Crème, $36.00, is not a new product but it’s quite wonderful enough to keep praising. This deeply moisturizing lip balm (located in the cap) and a decadently rich hand crème comes in one package. The nourishing lip balm made from coconut oil, shea butter, and beeswax gently protects, nourishes and softens lips in every condition. The heavenly hand crème leaves a soft veil of almond and coconut fragrance lingering on the skin. Beautifully absorbed, this special formula was developed to maintain the health, beauty, and suppleness of your hands while delighting your nose with a decadent aroma.

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The Votre Vu Lip Lustre Gloss, $22.00, gives your lips luminous, conditioning color with this good-for-lip formula that boasts green tea extract and nourishing vitamin E. Available in long-lasting colors, you can either wear each shade alone or layer for your own signature color.

The Votre Vu French Kiss Moisture Riche Lipstick, $23.00, offers chic color and Haute hydration. Handcrafted of pure, enriched natural plant waxes and vitamin E, these proprietary formulations protect your gorgeous grin with anti-aging ingredients and SPF 8. Embrace a lush, buildable finish that doesn’t flake or feather.

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We leave the beauté française and journey to Indonesia. Juara Skincare has saved our skin many times and we’re excited about their latest launches, both o which seem tailored made for our problem skin. The Juara Skincare Radiance Enzyme Scrub, $38.00, is a 2-in-1 scrub that exfoliates, cleanses, and refines skin while minimizing the look of pores. This gentle yet powerful scrub features Juara’s skin brightening Radiance Complex to rid your skin of impurities while improving its texture and tone. Your skin is left soft, smooth and luminous with less noticeable pores.

The Miracle Tea Complete Eye Creme, $48.00, is a multi-tasking eye treatment that boosts radiance, firms, and hydrates while minimizing the appearance of fine lines, dark circles and puffiness. It is formulated with age-delaying Fermented Sweet Black Tea, also known in Indonesia as “miracle tea” or “kombucha”, firming Five Flavor Berry, dark-circle eliminating Marigold, nourishing Illipe Butter, and Juara’s unique Radiance Complex. This rejuvenating eye creme leaves your under eye area revitalized and pampered.

What are your thought on these beauté française products, fellow beauty addicts? Will be you adding them to your daily pampering routine?

New Beauty Product Alert | Dr. Splendid MagiBuffer Vibrating Makeup Applicator

Want a flawless foundation application without spending hundreds on an airbrush makeup device? Are you looking for an affordable way to conceal fine lines, sun spots, acne, Rosacea and other skin issues with flawless coverage and salon-quality results right at home? We just discovered an incredible beauty tech tool that blends your makeup perfectly, creating a professional, airbrushed look, all thanks this battery-operated vibrating makeup applicator called the MagiBuffer Vibrating Makeup Applicator from Dr. Splendid.

This dynamic device marries beauty and technology for an easy-to-use beauty tool which provides seamless coverage and an air-brushed makeup look every time. Thanks to its pulsating sponge (a whopping 9,000 vibration actions per minute), you can achieve an immaculate facial canvas with any BB Cream, Bronzer, or foundation (it doesn’t matter whether your it is liquid, mousse, or cream to powder.)

Key features of the Dr. Splendid MagiBuffer Vibrating Makeup Applicator include:

  • High frequency vibration blends makeup for even, airbrushed look
  • High quality sponge never rubs off or smudges foundation
  • Perfect coverage for any skin imperfections
  • Uses any makeup of your choice: liquid, mouse, cream or powder
  • Ergonomic design contours to your face
  • Easy to use for any size hand
  • Up to 9,000 vibrations per minute
  • Battery operated

Dr. Splendid has other great beauty tech products, both of which are battery-operated, that are not only essential to life in general, it’s a must for healthier looking skin:

The MagiMist Nano Facial Mister is an atomizer that releases nano-sized mist on your face and neck to revive and rejuvenate a dry, tight skin (we previously reviewed another and we believe every person, woman and man should have one of these int heir skincare arsenal). The mist is extremely fine, so you can use it over makeup without smudging it and it won’t leave your face and hair wet. It is fabulous in the summer to refresh and cool the skin but is miraculous during the drying, cold weather season. Great if you’re stuck in stuffy rooms, when you’re flying, and a godsend for those suffering from hot flashes. Just add in some mineral or distilled water to the refillable mini tank and say hello to wonderfully hydrated skin.

The MagiTouchIonic Facial Massager is a little “magic wand” that gives your face a gentle ionic massage to awaken and stimulate your muscles. Take your skin from tired and drawn, to a more youthful, refresh look and most importantly: the ionic waves help push your eye cream, face cream and serums deeper into your pores so that they penetrate better and work more effectively. All it takes are a couple of minutes of massage and you’re good to go.

All three devices are available through on www.DrSplendid.com. The MagiBuffer is currently on the Epilady website at a wonderful discount, $26.99 instead of the original $49.95 retail price, and you can also snag it on Beyond the Rack for another 3 days for only $24.95. The beauty addict in your life will thank you for these great items.