As the weather starts to turn colder, many of us face the problem of dry skin. But did you know it’s also a result of imbalances in your diet? Thanks to Kimberly Snyder, C.N. and her newest book, Radical Beauty (which she co-authored with Deepak Chopra!), we have some helpful advice to help keep your skin moisturized and glowing all season long – from the inside and out!
Radical Beauty: How to Transform Yourself from the Inside Out
- When it comes to your diet, make sure you aren’t totally avoiding fats! Include easily digested beauty fats such a avocados, coconut oil and chia seeds in your diet. Avocados are a rich source of nourishing beauty fats, vitamins and lecithin to nourish dry skin!
- Hydration is a MUST! Drink plenty of room temperature water to keep your body hydrated. Another option is eating lots of sweet, juicy fruits which help hydrate your skin from the inside. Externally, you should avoid very hot showers and limit the time you spend in hot baths as this can dry out your skin as well.
- For your skincare routine, add an extra boost of moisture. Try incorporating a face mask on a regular basis like the Radical Beauty Skin Texture Smoothing Mask (recipe and instructions below) to see your skin become smoother with diminished age spots! It contains coconut yogurt which is a great source of amino acids and probiotics, carrot is high in skin-brightening beta-carotene and antioxidants, lecithin to nourish dry skin, leaving it feeling soft and smooth and avocados.
Coconut Dream Plain YogurtY.S. Eco Bee Farms Raw HoneyHamilton Beach 10-Cup Food Processor
DIY Skin Texture Smoothing Mask
½ cup coconut yogurt (now commonly found at local health markets)
1 avocado, peeled and pitted
3 tablespoons, raw organic honey
1 organic carrot
In a food processor or blender, combine the ingredients and process until you reach a smooth consistency. Spread over your face and neck and relax for 15 to 20 minutes before rinsing.
New Year’s Eve is almost here! Are you ready? It’s a night for sparkle and shine and Banana Republic has some especially sparkly NYE ideas for you.
Right now is the perfect time to buy too because Savings.com is running a stackable $15 rebate offer on Banana Republic orders of $150+ through 12/31. Get the rebate form here.
I have a brand new face scrub to love! Last week I received the DERMA E Microdermabrasion Scrub. I have used it twice so far and let me tell you – this stuff is awesome and has earned a permanent spot in my shower. It kind of makes my week when I try a new product and I end up loving it. Check out some details:
DERMA E Microdermabrasion Scrub
This fine-textured crystal blend buffs away dullness and smooths the look of fine lines, wrinkles, roughness and acne scars for a healthier, more youthful radiance. This salon-perfect formula uses an exclusive crystal blend including Dead Sea Salt to help buff away dull surface cells, help to diminish the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and acne scars, and absorb excess skin oils. Enriched with natural astringents Lime and Lemon Peel plus antioxidants Grape seed and Vitamin E, this pro-grade treatment re-textures skin, leaving it soft, smooth and younger-looking. May also be used on your hands, elbows, knees, heels or any part of the body to promote soft, smooth and healthy skin. Ideal if you’re looking for immediate results from a salon-perfect treatment in the privacy of your own home. Please note: The crystal blend used in this product is a large molecular structure and is therefore not bio-available to the body, so there is no possibility of absorption through the skin.
Why I Like It:
This scrub is one of those products that makes me think I can feel it working as I use it. I’m imagining all those impurities and dead skin coming off my face as I use it. And after using I think my face looks better and it definitely feels better too – very soft and smooth. As a bonus, I love its light citrus scent!
You can buy DERMA E Microdermabrasion Scrub directly from the DERMA E web site HERE.
Do you love fashion and jewelry? Do you often find yourselves fantasizing about the best way to accessorize your (or a friend’s) outfit? If either of these are true, or if you are just a fan of Stella & Dot and its fabulous jewelry AND you love the idea of earning extra income, then you should think about becoming a personal Stylist with Stella & Dot!
While we all love jewelry (and money!), being a Stylist is about so much more. It’s about having the freedom to style your own life and truly enjoy your work. If any of those things intrigue you, then NOW is the time to pursue your passion for style because there are some GREAT BONUSES to be had.
Sign up as a Stella & Dot Stylist by June 30th and you’ll receive some awesome bonuses:
Stylist Sign-up Special Details:
- Discount on Bestsellers Kit: $1,000 in product for $199
- Discount on Select Kit: $350 in product for $99
- Achieve $1,000 of sales within the first 30 days and get $100 cashback
You’ll also get …
- A fabulous business to call your own
- The ability to work from home and earn extra income sharing the jewelry that you love with others
- Training and support from amazing and successful women
- Free jewelry, as well as significant discounts
- Expense paid vacations
- A personal website and online business center
- and much, much more!
To learn more and sign up, go to http://www.stelladot.com/stylist. It’s never too late to style your life the way you want it.
It’s that time of year! The weather has started to turn a little cooler and that leads to thoughts of all things fall! It’s time to break out the sweaters and boots and give our existing wardrobe a good assessment of what’s missing and what needs to updated.
To give you a bit of help, we have a few fall fashion ideas for you to access right at your fingertips!
We are totally loving the leopard cardigan! Leopard print is always fun and, even though you might not think about it immediately, it’s super versatile!
Leopard print, especially in the form of this lightweight leopard cardi is, can be styled in so many different ways! Casual or dressy, comfort or a night on the town. No matter what kind of vibe you are going for, this cardi will complete your look!
For a casual daytime look, team it up with denim shorts and a tank. Go one step up from totally cashz by changing those shorts to a denim pencil skirt.
Or you can take it up one more notch and pair it with a cute sundress, perfect for spring and summer date nights or a Sunday brunch.
Right now you can grab this leopard cardi for 50% off with FREE Shipping! Just use coupon code LINASTYLE to take 50% off the lowest marked price. Don’t forget the FREE Shipping! The code is active until 04/25/19 at midnight!
I typically haven’t been a big fan of wearing jewelry on my wrists, but that’s changed over the last several years. It’s possible that I’ve just gotten more used to the feel of it, but I think it’s more likely that I’ve just fallen in love with the look of bracelets, especially when I can choose bracelets that have a lot of meaning to me.
Luca + Danni features beautiful handmade bangles, bracelets, necklaces, and earrings that make PERFECT gifts for others and, of course, for yourself! These handcrafted gifts carry on a deeply rooted family tradition and allow you to pass on treasured keepsakes to your loved ones.
Here are a few of their BEAUTIFUL styles that are catching my eye today:
Life is a Beach Stack
Can’t always be beachfront? We’ve got your back. This summer exclusive stack stars three of our most ocean-minded designs, from a favorite sea creature to Swarovski crystal colors evoking the sand and surf.
We hold these styles to be self-evident. This perfect union of bangles is giving us life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness in a true-blue collection of our most patriotic pieces.
Miss to Mrs Stack
With this bling…Commemorate the journey down the aisle with a say-yes stack of Swarovski® crystal bracelets. Each piece is handcrafted to love and to cherish.
These are carefully curated stacks, but you can pick and choose from their selection to put together something that is perfect for the various roles and interests you have in life.
Head to Luca + Danni for inspiration and to get started with your own collection!
There’s something to be said for buying quality hair care products. Sure, cheap brushes and combs can work in a pinch, but if you want something that lasts, works well, AND looks good, you’ll need to spend a little more. A new design company, Blazon, is bridging the gap between functional, stylish accessories and street culture.
The Diamond Bezel Hairbrush Collection features emblematic designs that make a statement with graphic patterns embedded into the brush uppers. The patent-pending hexagon bristle array provides increased brushing coverage, making the hairbrush ideal for diverse hair textures.
This brush works on wavy, curly, and straight hair and is great for styling and smoothing all hair types and lengths. The set includes a case for clean, convenient travel along with a custom stand to park your brush when not in use. Take care of your products and they will take care of you!
The Diamond Bezel Collection Hairbrush Set retails for $59 and comes in blue, red, purple, or gold. It’s currently sold out, but you can subscribe for product updates + brand news HERE. You can also enter the giveaway below!
Reader Giveaway: One lucky Jinxy Beauty reader will win the Diamond Bezel Collection Hairbrush Set. To enter, just complete the entry form below by 11:59 pm ET on 12/3/18. Good luck!
Blazon Hairbrush Set Giveaway
It’s something that we don’t always think about when we’re using different types of beauty products that solve ailments, cover up blemishes or even protect our skin from the sun. But everyone should be more aware of the actual ingredients that are used in their favorite beauty products. What you might find could surprise you and we want to help you on that path to discovery.
While history can take us back to some kooky products that offered women and men alike things like arsenic complexion wafters, we’re at least not dishing out direct poison to consumes to increase their beauty! There still can be alarming things showing up in products like heavy metals in all kinds of makeup products. There are many times when these heavy metals are actually added on purpose to the product but are added due to manufacturing impurities.
Each product you use has a brand new list of ingredients in it, obviously, but as you get more used to evaluating what’s in products you’ll get used to looking for some of the most important offenders in regards to specific types of chemicals or ingredients in your cosmetics. The easiest approach to start with is using what is commonly known as “The Dirty Dozen.” This is a short list of ingredients that are some of the more common or biggest offenders found in all types of products we use every day.
There is a larger Toxic Cosmetics Guidebook that dives into the Dirty Dozen but also covers nearly 200 other chemicals that you should keep an eye out for in your beauty products and breaks down by category like nail polish, mascara, shampoo and more. The way this guidebook did their research for the Dirty Dozen was by using a crowdsourcing technique that allowed them to pull in information from 19 experts, beauty experts and scientists. In today’s post we’re going to cover those key 12 ingredients that are referred to as the Dirty Dozen and if you want to expand your research, jump on over and check out the more comprehensive list and other research done in this area.
Dirty Dozen List for Cosmetics:
- Coal Tar Dyes (Phenylenediamine or CI #####)
- BHA & BHT
- DEA (Diethanolamine)
- DBP (Dibutyl Phthalate)
- Formaldehyde-Releasing Preservatives
- PEG Compounds
- SLS (Sodium Laureth Sulfate)
- Parfum (Or Fragrance)
That covers the big 12 that you should start your adventure in understanding toxic cosmetic ingredients. There has been recent rulings on one listed in the list which is called Triclosan. The FDA has recently passed a ban on Triclosan and other associated ingredients used as antispetics. So while you’ll find there have been people saying certain ingredients should or shouldn’t be on lists, you have to wonder what they were thinking when you ultimately see an agency like the FDA ban the ingredient across the board!
We hope this helps get you started into understanding what you should looking for in your cosmetics, beauty products, nail polish, shampoo and more. Let us know what you think about this or if you have any question.
As the weather cools down, embrace the fall breeze with Hard Candy Fragrances! Hard Candy’s new fragrance collection offers a fashionable scent, perfect for the fall, that evokes fresh notes of vanilla sugar, sensual musk, sugared iris and warm amber.
Hard Candy Pink Eau de Parfum Fragrance Spray, $12.97
Hard Candy Pink Fragrance Body Mist, $6.99
Top Notes – California Tangerine and Pink Passion Fruit
Mid Notes – Fluffy Pink Peony and Sheer Jasmine
Lower Notes – Vanilla Sugar and Sensual Musk
Hard Candy Black Eau de Parfum Fragrance Spray, $12.97
Hard Candy Black Fragrance Mist, $6.99
Top Notes – Lush Kiwi and Juicy Mango
Mid Notes – Quince Blossom and Vanilla Absolute
Lower Notes – Sugared Iris and Warm Amber
The Hard Candy Pink and Black Fragrances are available at Walmart and Walmart.com.
Reader Giveaway: One lucky Jinxy Beauty reader will win their own set of Hard Candy fragrances. To enter, just complete the entry form below by 11:59 pm ET on 10/29/18. Good luck!
Hard Candy Fragrance Giveaway