Get A Facial At Home

Skin care is important, but it doesn’t always have to cost you an arm and a leg. Feeling pampered and getting a facial can be done from the comfort of your home. Get a small towel that covers your face completely. Soak it in hot water and place the warm towel over your face for about five minutes. Using an exfoliator specifically for the face will help get rid of the dead skin. Doing so will give your face a healthy glow. Neutrogena has a couple daily facial scrubs that also help prevent breakouts. After exfoliating apply a mask that suits your skin’s needs. Sabon’s mud mask works like a vacuum. It’s based on mud and vanilla oils from the Dead Sea and sucks up all the dirt and oils from your face. It’s great for soothing combination and oily skin. If you have dry skin using it once every other week will be fine.

Give Origins Clear Improvement Mask a shot if you’re battle-ling major clogged pores. The mask has activated charcoal that works like a magnet while getting rid of the entire gunk that clogs your pores. It goes straight to work by clearing up everything that keeps your skin from looking its best. While the mud mask takes a few minutes to harden, the Clear Improvement mask instantly hardens in less than a minute. Both masks get the job done and will leave you with smoother skin.

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Scented Nail Polish

While shopping for nail polish, scent has never been an option; until now that is One of the biggest flaws of nails polish is its toxic scent. As soon as you open up a bottle and start painting it can consume the room with the unpleasant scent. Revlon is a step ahead of its competitors. They’ve released a limited edition collection of scented nail polish, Fruitful Temptations. The collection consists of eight different shades and they range in fruity, tropical scents. Whether you like shimmer, pinks, purples, reds, or even green, there’s sure to be a color for everyone. Retailing at about $4.50 each, who wouldn’t want to try it out?

The shades are:

  • Mon Cherry
  • Sublime Strawberry
  • Coconut Crush
  • Not So Blue-Berry
  • Mad About Mango
  • Raspberry Rapture
  • Pretty in Papaya
  • Passionate Fruit

What do you guys think? Will you give scented polish a chance?

Get Skin Like the Kardashians

Is there anything the Kardashian sisters haven’t done? Being the exotic beauties that they are, it’s no surprise that they are now spokeswomen for a beauty product. Khloe, Kim, and Kourtney are proudly representing PerfectSkin. This is a three step beauty line consisting of a cleanser with exfoliating pads, toner, and moisturizer. The sisters swear by it, and say it’s the only thing that’s worked for all three of them. The products are for the use of all skin types: dry, oily, sensitive, combination, and even skin prone to acne breakouts. PerfectSkin also has a hydrating face mask, and brightening eye cream.

As women who are constantly in the spotlight and juggling hectic schedules, the Kardashian sisters need a skin care system that’s simple, as it is effective while working for virtually all skin types.”

Dr. Ron DiSalvo, World-Renowned Scientific Researcher and Dermatological Expert

Dr. DiSalvo led the research, along other top scientists and dermatologists, to create the product they have now. He says that by using the three step regime for 30 days, your skin will look and feel different. The products are meant to repair damage and restore a healthy glow to all complexions, no matter what skin type. This newly released product doesn’t have many reviews yet, but if it’s able to keep the Kardashians’ skin glow-y through countless nights of make-up and constant spotlight stresses, then it shows promise.

Detox Your Body & Skin

Don’t underestimate the benefits of lemon. They’re high in vitamin C, which not only helps fight bacteria but also reduces the risk of developing cancer. It’s clear now why so many body cleanses include lemon as a main ingredient. Cleanses might not be for everyone, but you can still benefit from it in other ways.

Body: Squeeze a lemon into your water bottle. It flushes the toxins out of your body and helps with your digestive system.

Nails: Use it to bring your nails back to life. Have you ever noticed your nails looking a little stained or yellowish?  They might not be getting enough nutrients and it’s a clear indicator that you need to start getting more vitamins A and C. You don’t even need to go to the nail salon for this treatment. Stick your nails into two lemon halves for 5 minutes. It will instantly brighten your nails.

Skin: For acne; rub the lemon juice on the skin to help clear it up.

Pretty In Pink Lipstick

Who doesn’t want to look Pretty in Pink? This summer put the lip gloss down and pick up a bold color. Pink shades are not only pretty; they can also take your look from blah to bam! If you haven’t done so already to a matte lip. Matte lipsticks are classic and should be worn with confidence. Try Gaga or Snob from Mac Cosmetics. They’re the perfect shades of pink and will look great on just about any skin tone. More and more we’re seeing pink lips take over the red carpet and being that it’s such a bold color; dramatic eye makeup won’t be necessary.

If you’re not quite ready to put the gloss down then try Bare Escentuals Buxom Lips. My favorite color of the moment is Kanani. The color will make any outfit pop. Buxom lip gloss lasts all day without being sticky. It also leaves your lips feeling minty fresh.

For those stuck in between gloss and lipstick, try what I like to call the “training bra for lipstick”. I’m talking about lip stain. Lip stains are a great transition to lipstick. They’re not as in-your-face as lipstick. Covergirl has a selection of them to try if you’ve never used it before. Their Outlast Lipstain looks and feels as if you’re writing on your lips with a magic marker. Who says you can’t act like a kid again?

Urban Outfitters Beauty Section

Urban Outfitters has added a beauty section to their website. They’ve included everything you can think of when it comes to beauty. In the newly added section you’ll find hair and skin care, fragrances, beauty tools, bath products and of course make-up. Even if you’ve got sensitive skin, there’s no reason not to check out their natural and organic products. This beauty collection consists of popular brands Anna Sui, Blow, DuWop, Too Faced, and Stila to name a few. I have to say this is a savvy idea on behalf of Urban. This gives me the opportunity to add some new pieces to my wardrobe and stock up on a few beauty needs. Whether you need a bronzer, new lotion, or a cute top for tonight Urban has got you covered. As of now the beauty section is only available online.

Glow Kardashian Style

Kardashian sisters have just added a new product to their belts. Reality shows, bebe clothing line, diet products, and skin care; how they find the time for it all who know. They are offering a product that promises a glowing sun kissed body like theirs. Kardashian Glamour Tan is available for purchase at Sephora stores and online. It’s a gel based self-tanner that can be used on both the face and body. The self-tanner also works as a moisturizer delivering vitamin D and antioxidants. Another pro is that the formula is stain free and comes in a clear gel. Kardashian sisters promise this is a streak free formula and they swear by it.

I’m all for self tanners and bronzers. They’re a great alternative to tanning beds and exposure from the sun’s harmful rays. As bad as either forms of tanning are, people continue to do so in hopes of achieving a glowing tan. I myself have been guilty of. Finding a bronzer that works for you can save your skin and health and keep you safe from skin cancer. Khloe herself has faced skin cancer three times before, but thankfully was able to defeat it. being as obsessed with bronzer as I am, I’d give any self-tanner a try at least once. Although Kardashian Glamour Tan retails for $34, it has gotten many positive reviews on Sephora’s website.

The Road to Healthy Hair

There are those great hair days. The days where your hair is extra shiny, soft and makes every outfit you try on look amazing. And then there are the bad hair days. No matter how you style it or how much product you put in it; nothing seems to work out. The importance of taking care of your health, applies to your hair. You don’t get a fit body by watching TV and eating chips. You get active. So get active with you hair too.

Maintenance
First things first; stop washing your hair everyday. Shampoos strip the hair of its natural oils that are actually good for it. Going a day or two without shampooing is healthy. In between washes brush it with a bristle brush. It helps distribute the natural oils evenly. Make dry shampoo your friend. They usually come in a light spray or powder form. Dry shampoo absorb the excess oils and give you an extra day of not having to wash your hair.

Trim & Protect
The occasional trim is very helpful. It maintains a healthy appearance and gets rid of split ends. Split ends cause fly aways and makes your hair more prone to frizziness. Heat damage from styling tools causes frizziness as well. There are many products that provide heat protection. Tressemme’s Heat Protectant Spray, protects hair from the damage blow dryers, flat irons and other hot tools cause.

Moisturize
Color treated hair needs extra attention. A weekly deep conditioning treatment will restore the damage chemicals in hair dyes cause. The chemicals dry it out and sometimes makes the hair stringy. Weekly treatments provide moisture and adds the much needed bounce.

CLOSED-Free Batiste Dry Shampoo Event & Giveaway Contest!

As beautiful as summer weather can be; you have to be extra cautious of your hair. The sun’s rays can fade colored hair as well as damage it. Chlorine and salt water doesn’t do it any better also. On top of that you’re using blow-dryers, flat irons, hot rollers and all that extra heat can push your hair over the edge. Washing your hair might seem like the last thing you need to worry about, but shampoos actually strip the hair of its natural oils.

In the past I shared with all of you my re-discovery of dry shampoo. Batiste Dry Shampoo is a life saver. I spray it on my roots when they start looking a little greasy and it absorbs the oils. If you haven’t had the opportunity to try it yet, the wonderful people of Batiste are teaming up with Summer Solstice event in the city this coming Monday, June 21st.

Not only is this event free, but the Batiste team will be giving free dry shampoo makeovers, discount cards and free samples of their product. The event will be at Times Square on the Broadway Plaza (Between 46th & 47th street). Starting at 7:30am you can spot Batiste’s white tent and see for yourself how amazing their dry shampoo is.
Comment on this Post or on twitter @URSKINALICIOUS to enter the Batiste Dry Shampoo giveaway. Readers will be chosen to receive free samples.

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