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Fashion / Beauty
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 6:00 AM

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Ellovi Body Butter

Pure and natural skincare

Ellovi is a brand on a mission - a mission to get all of us to stop using products formulated with loads of artificial ingredients and cheap fillers. The brands two co-founders are setting out to do this via their newly launched carefully crafted skincare brand. Their first product is a six ingredient body butter. Each smooth jar is made by hand and is all-natural. Not only is it super hydrating - even on very dry winter skin - it feels amazing and is easy to lather unlike many butters on the market.

The body moisturizer is made from macadamia nut, coconut, marula nut, hemp seed, and shea. There are [...]


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Fashion / Beauty
Monday, January 19, 2015 6:00 AM

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Mommy and me nail polish

If you’re anything like us you go wild for anything mommy and me. It’s one of those things you inevitably think is cheesy until you have your own little ones. Our girls may still be young but they’re already asking for makeup, something we refuse to give into. We aren’t all about saying “no” however and have been letting them play around with polishes - as long as they are free of common toxins and irritants. What’s better than your everyday Revlon however? We’re glad you asked! Check out ella+mila a line of mommy and me nail polish that comes in a range of beautiful shades, all of which are made without harmful chemicals. All of the brand’s [...]


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Fashion / Beauty
Friday, January 16, 2015 6:00 AM

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L’Oréal Paris’ Expert Guide to Choosing Flattering Colors this Winter

From polish to lipstick, we’ve got you covered

Choosing the most flattering hair color, nail polish and lipstick can be a challenge. Skin tone fluctuates throughout the year, so a color that looks phenomenal in the summer could easily make you look tired and washed out in the winter. Fortunately, L’Oréal Paris experts Kari Hill, Tom Bachik and Billy B. share some tips on how to choose the most flattering shades along with product recommendations!

Kari Hill, L’Oréal Paris Consulting Hair Colorist

· Tip: Instead of using the face, I look at the forearm to determine a more precise and unaffected matching of skin tone. When choosing hair color, in addition to skin tone, you should also consider your natural eye color, present choice of makeup, desired maintenance/upkeep and the time of year.

· Cool haircolor tones look best on skin with cool undertones, which can be blue or pink on fair skin to event an olive undertone for darker. On fair skin, L’Oréal Paris Mousse Absolue in Lightest Icy Blonde ($14.99) or Feria Absolute Platinum ($9.99) typically look great. For darker skin, consider L’Oréal Paris Mousse Absolue Icy Dark Brown ($14.99) or Superior Preference Luminere Black Sapphire ($9.99).

· Warm haircolor tones look best on skin with golden or yellow undertones, regardless of dark or light skin. Some at-home hair color options that look good on warm skin tones include, L’Oréal Paris Mousse Absolue Lightest Golden Blonde ($14.99), L’Oréal Paris Excellence Crème Medium Golden Blonde($8.99) or L’Oréal Paris Feria Dark Gold Blonde ($9.99).

· Neutral toned haircolor is the closest tone that could complement a wide variety of skin tones. I liken a neutral color to the tone of a child’s hair. Here are some haircolor options for accommodating varied skin tones: L’Oréal [...]


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Celebrity
Thursday, January 15, 2015 6:00 AM

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Celebrity Nail Artist’s Cracked Cuticle Cure

What does the pro use?

Cracked cuticles and dry hands can take even the best manicure from chic to…oy! Cuticle picking and biting can also lead to bacterial and viral infections and did you know, even dental problems. One of the best ways to break this habit or keep pesky dry cuticles at bay is to quench skin with an ultra-hydrating moisturizer.

Celebrity nail artist for the likes of Katy Perry, Pink, Rachael Ray and Allison Williams, Pattie Yankee’s go-to hand and cuticle moisturizer is Yu-Be Moisturizing Cream. “I love how hydrating it is,” says Pattie, “not only does it instantly replenish moisture, it is silky and doesn’t feel heavy on the skin.” Yu-Be’s Moisturizing Cream is a concentrated glycerin-based moisturizing cream enriched with vitamin E and B2, sodium hyaluronate and camphor. Yu-Be’s ultra-healing capabilities are largely due to is high glycerin content which helps skin attract and retain moisture.

In order to keep cuticles in check, Pattie also recommends the following:

 

1. After showering, using your fingers, push cuticles back when they are still [...]


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Home / Entertaining
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 6:00 AM

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Yummy Healthy Recipes

Chocolate Avocado Mousse with Vanilla Cacao Nib and Lemon Verbena Nectar

Who doesn’t love Juice Generation? It has become the go-to spot for not only some of the best juices, but some of the best raw-vegan eats as well. We fell in love with one of their desserts, the Chocolate Avocado Mousse with Vanilla Cacao Nib and Lemon Verbena Nectar, and the folks over at Juice Generation were kind enough to share the recipe! Who knew avocado in dessert could be so delicious?

Chocolate Avocado Mousse with Vanilla Cacao Nib and Lemon Verbena Nectar (serves 4-6 people; cookies require 48 hours of prep time)

2 avocados, pitted and peeled
1/2 cup raw cacao powder
1/4 cup agave
2 tbsp. lemon juice
1/2 tsp. lemon zest
pinch of sea salt

Place avocado, cacao powder, agave, lemon juice, lemon zest, and salt in food processor. Puree until smooth. Transfer to a bowl, cover, and chill in refrigerator 30 minutes to an hour prior to serving.

Vanilla Cacao Nib Biscuits
2 cups raw cashews
1 cup chopped, pitted dates
1/2 tsp. ground vanilla bean
1/2 tsp. lemon zest
pinch of sea salt

Place cashews in food processor and chop into a fine meal. Add dates, vanilla, lemon zest, and salt. Pulse in food processor until dough forms. Scoop 2 tablespoons of cookie batter onto nonstick Teflex sheets. Form into rounds 1/2-inch thick.
Dehydrate cookies 24 hours at 115 degrees for 24 hours. Flip over cookies directly onto plastic netting and dehydrate another 24 hours at 115 degrees to dry. Cookies should be crusty on the outside and chewy on the inside.

Lemon Verbena Nectar
1/2 cup clear, raw agave nectar [...]


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