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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Check out these EGGSellent Products!

Since Easter is right around the corner, we thought we would discuss some truly EGGSellent products.  Please note: all of the products in this blog contain egg, eggyolk, etc as one of their ingredients so please be weary if  you have an allergy.  Also, for a quick skin tip....if you suffer from acne or would just like to tighten your skin a bit, you can take the eggwhites from an egg and put it on your face for a mask.  Simply take the eggwhites from the egg, whisk until foamy (this helps it absorb into your skin), and apply to your face.  Allow to set for about ten minutes and then wash off.  One egg will provide enough eggwhites for 2-3 masks, so either save the eggwhite for next week, or do it with a friend to avoid waste.  As with any mask, this should only be used approximately once a week or every 4 days or so to prevent your skin from getting use to it and thus losing the effect.

EGGSelent products from beautystoredepot.com!


EGGSellent HAIR PRODUCTS
  • Got damaged or dehydrated hair?  The Phyto Phytonectar Oil is an eggsellent product for incredibly dry hair.  It is enriched with proteins, lipids, and vitamins from egg yolk.  The oil will penetrate deep into every strand of hair and help bring your hair back to life!  For best results simply massage the oil from roots to the end and allow to set for a minimum of 15 minutes.  Then shampoo with Phytonectar and rinse.
  • If you have lifeless, brittle, or chemically treated hair, then check out the Phyto Phytorhum Fortifying Shampoo.  This shampoo will instantly bring life and shine back into your hair.  Simply take a quarter size amount and apply to wet hair.  Rinse.  Then repeat the steps (making sure to get a good lather) and allow the shampoo to set on your hair for 2-3 minutes and voila!  You will have some bounce back in your hair! The rum in this shampoo will stimulate micro-circulation while the egg yolk will revitalize the hair fiber. 


EGGSellent SKINCARE PRODUCTS



  • Want to instantly peel away those unwanted dry and dull skin cells?  Cellex-C Speed Peel Facial Gel will do exactly that and polish your skin to reveal smoother and truly radiant skin.  The product contains loads of natural goodies, including lecithin (derived from eggs and soybeans) which is a natural emollient and antioxidant. 
  • Let's talk eyes.  If you have been searching for a product that will help smooth the delicate skin under your eye WHILE also plumping to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, then your search is over!  The Cellex-C G.L.A. Eye Balm is a non-irritaing, lightweight eye cream that is incredibly moisturizing without the residue.  This is definitely on my want list now!
  • Who doesn't want smoother skin?  Anyone can have it with Dermalogica Skin Smoothing Cream.  This little beauty, containing egg yolk extract, is not only a moisturizer, but also calms and soothes the skin while antioxidants protect your skin from environmental damage.  This is a medium weight cream, so it's not too heavy and not too light....the perfect match.  This is a very popular product and flies off our shelves...so be prepared to get hooked!
  • This next one I grabbed off a shelf last Friday to try myself.  It's the Sircuit Skin Youth Accelerator+ Pumpkin Enzyme Peel.  This product, with Albumen (egg white), will aid in multiple skin concerns including: gentle exfoliation to remove unwanted dead skin cells, stimulates new cell growth for a more vibrant complexion, contains antioxidants to improve skin health, combats congestion, blackheads, and blemishes, increases collagen, minimizes the effects of free radical damage, AND decreases fine lines while improving skin texture.  One word people...WOW!  I actually used this product on Saturday and am VERY pleased with the results.  Immediately after the mask my skin pores appeared smaller, my skin glowed, and the results are still quite evident today.  I am adding this into my weekly routine and can't wait to see what it continues to do over a longer period of time.

We hope everyone has a wonderful Easter holiday!  Remember, we always LOVE feedback, so if you have any questions or ideas for blogs please feel free to respond below.

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Starting 3/26 you can save 15% on the majority of our products simply by using the code: EASTER15 at checkout.  AND...FREE SHIPPING AND SAMPLES!  If you would like specific samples, simply state in the comments section.

Until next time.....stay tuned and stay beautiful!
 

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Hair How-To: Upside Down French Braid


I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t spend much time fixing my hair on a daily basis.  A quick brush through, a little anti-frizz lotion and I’m good to go.  Now with the weather heating up, I’m interested in cute and easy ways to get my long hair up and off my back.

We’ve written about braids before and are excited about this one… the Upside Down French Braid.  Don’t let its name intimidate you.  With a few tools and a little practice, you can master this braid.  Best of all, it’s functional for a casual or dressy look and doesn’t require squeaky clean hair.

Hair How-To: Upside Down French Braid



To Start, You’ll Need:

Let's Braid!:

  • Flip your head upside down and using your Phyto Bamboo Paddle Brush, brush hair from nape to ends, making sure to untangle any knots.  (If using dry shampoo, apply first to roots, giving a few minutes to massage in or dry if needed, then brush hair.)
  • Next, from the nape of your neck, separate a section of hair into 3 equal pieces.
  • Now the “hard” part – time to French braid!  Start by taking the left piece and pulling it over the middle piece, (so your left piece of hair becomes the middle piece).  Next pull your right piece over the middle piece.  Easy so far, right?
  • Next, add more hair to the piece on your left.  Pull all of this over the middle piece.  Do the same with the right side, and keep using this process, gathering hair as you go, up to the crown of your head.
  • Once you’ve reached the crown (the area where your hair meets on the top back section of your head; where you’d put a high ponytail), gather your braid and secure with a small elastic ponytail holder.  Give yourself a pat on the back for making it through the French braid!
  • After pulling the rest of your hair into a ponytail with your braid, you can create your bun.  Here you’ve got some room for creativity and personal style.  Go with a messy teased bun for a carefree look or a chic ballerina bun for a more polished look.  Secure the loose ends of your bun with bobby pins.  Finish with your shine spray, and you’re all set!


Want to add a personal touch?  Pin a bow at the back of hair, where your braid meets your bun.  Braid the rest of your ponytail before wrapping it into a bun for an extra fun ‘do!

Try this fun look now and save 20% on orders for hair products over $25!  Use code HAIR20 at checkout.  As always, if you have any questions, concerns or suggestions, please feel free to comment on this blog.  We LOVE feedback!

Until next time….stay tuned and stay beautiful!!!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Green Products for Beauty Luck!

St. Patrick’s Day has a long, cultural and religious history.  Nowadays it is often celebrated with parties, green drinks and green food.  So we wanted to shed a little light on some great products with special green ingredients to bring you a little beauty luck!
Green Products for Beauty Luck!

If you struggle with oily or acne-prone skin, Sircuit Skin Clarity Broccoli Sulfur Mask is for you.  When used weekly, this clay mask will unclog pores, absorb excess oil, heal current blemishes, while preventing future ones.  Broccoli Extract works as an antiseptic, aiding in healing and UV protection.

Drink a few too many “green” drinks?  The next morning, apply Basq Cucumber Tea Soothing Eye Gel to relieve and refresh tired, puffy eyes.  This pregnancy safe product has been flying off the shelves recently with its Cucumber and Tea providing instant, cooling relief.

Your skin can get dehydrated too so treat your body to Amir Essential Extracts Moisturizer.  This 18 ounce bottle is a great value and is full of essential oils and nutrients to hydrate skin, improve skin tone, and fight wrinkles.  Plus it smells soooo good!  Powerful Green Tea will fight environmental stresses to help maintain healthy skin.   

Feed your hair some greens too with MOP Mixed Greens Shampoo and Conditioner.  These nutrient-rich, organic hair products are great for normal to dry hair.  The refreshing scent is great for guys or gals.  Alfalfa and Artichoke Extracts promote healthy hair, while Cucumber Extract moisturizes and softens hair.

Always keep in mind that inner health can affect your outer beauty.  Get your daily nutrients while balancing your digestive system and reducing acidity with Cosmedix Balance Complete Greens Formula.  This supplement is best when mixed with juice and can be taken 1-3 times a day.  Definitely on my gotta-try-it list!  Amongst the good for you blend of 44 fruit and vegetable extracts: Alfalfa and Lime Juice Powders, Kelp, Broccoli, Kale, Spinach and Celery Powders.

Hope you all have some fun on St. Patty’s Day!  Remember we’ve got all the products to keep you looking AND feeling great.  Right now save 15% on ALL orders and get free shipping with code GREEN15.

As always, if you have any questions, concerns or suggestions, please feel free to comment on this blog.  We LOVE feedback!


Until next time….stay tuned and stay beautiful!!!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Gotta Have 'Em Travel Products!

Continuing with our Spring Break theme...I thought we would chat a bit about a few products that could be your saving grace on vacation.

Traveling for Spring Break? See our Gotta Have Em products

My husband and I call vacations simply vacay.  The reason why, is we are too lazy while on vacation to even finish the entire word.  We work hard...but we play hard too.  That being said, there are plenty of times while on vacay that I will skip washing my hair and just throw it all back.  A better remedy for that oh so lovely oily/greasy look, is to use a dry shampoo.  If you prefer a spray, then check out the OSiS+ by Schwarzkopf Refresh Dust Bodifying Dry Shampoo.  This powder spray provides volume for every hair type and is an excellent solution to decrease the grease.   It will allow you to get that one extra day you may need before having to wash your hair.  Not only is this an excellent degreaser, but it is also an excellent styling option for freshly washed hair.  It will texturize your freshly washed locks and make your hair much easier to style.  Another option is the Keratin Complex Volumizing Dry Shampoo Lift Powder.  This dry shampoo has a unique brush for an easy application, but also infuses your hair with keratin to both strengthen and protect.  This dry shampoo is also available in both a blonde and brunette option.  Another incredibly cool feature is that the product is small enough to fit into your purse making it perfect for the on-the-go gal.  Any of these dry shampoos are also excellent to have on hand after a quick workout where maybe you just simply do not have the time to do the full showering process.  Keep an eye out too for a brand new dry shampoo from Amika that we will be uploading within the week. 

I am really excited about this next product!  The Red Carpet Kolour Luminous Body Glow - Light is not a tanning lotion, but more of a tinted foundation (with a light color) so you can hide imperfections on your body.  These imperfections include: pigmentation concerns, veins, cellulite, stretch marks, age spots, and even wrinkles.  This Jade Must Have Spray has been proven to give you healthy, sexier, and younger looking skin...instantly!  Let's just say I am grabbing one of these bad boys off the shelf today.  This would not only be perfect for a night out on the town, but also if you are simply lounging by the pool....don't know about getting in since I would assume the product would wash off.

We have blogged on this little beauty before, but it's definitely worth another mention anytime you are traveling.  The iS Clinical Cream Cleanser is not only an amazing cleanser, but it's perfect for any trip.  Reason being....is you can use this as a regular cleanser and rinse with water, or you can simply wipe the product off.  Many of our clients who travel frequently for work use this cleanser and love it!  I keep one by my bed too.  It's perfect after a late night and I also used it after I had a recent surgery where I couldn't get out of bed easily.  It was perfect!  And don't worry....this product will NOT irritate your eyes.  I have even used it to remove my eye makeup in the past.

As always, if you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions please feel free to comment on this blog.  We LOVE feedback!

Until next time.....stay tuned and stay beautiful!

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