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Invest in great products for your hair!


Working in the beauty industry I get privy to many samples, intros, backgrounds and knowledge classes about MANY top of the line beauty products and see first hand how the work, feel in our hair, on our skin, and what it does overall to the look of said hair and skin.  I have come across a few products that I would like to share with my readers, products that I do personally use and have invested in, because that IS what we are doing… investing in our hair, skin, etc., it’s hard to pay $20+ for a skincare product or hair care product and find that we are not only disappointed but pissed at ourselves for even spending said cash… because if you’re like me, you live within a budget and that $20 you invested was a LOT of money for you.  In the end… our hair along with our face is what we show off to the rest of the world… and we want the best “foot” forward, we want to always look and appear our best and even though things can be expensive… I know if something works… we can justify paying a bit more for something that will do our looks justice, rather then leave us with a bad taste in our mouths for paying for said product only to find our friend that spent half or less even is getting similar results!

I am here to say that these products are indeed more expensive, however, I can also tell you after having a lot of time spent using said products they are not only worth the money invested, they will last a very long time, if you use them as they instruct.  Most expensive shampoos, and hair care products go further because they are more concentrated, a little bit goes a very long ways!

The two products I am sharing are called:

UNITE and USE ME hair care products.  There are products in both lines that in a pinch they are organic enough and gentle enough to even be used on the face and skin and actually work pretty good!  They do not promote themselves as such, but, I have spoken with the owner of Use Me and several reps for UNITE and you can safely use both for the skin.

Use Me: http://www.usemeproducts.com/

Use Me Hair Products

Use Me Media Sheet

I have had the pleasure of personally meeting Alanna York, owner of the Use Me product line, a really smart business woman with a great personality and product!

A very “Earth Friendly” organic line of hair products.  From shampoo & conditioner to hair styling products they have you covered.

Philosophy of the Use Me line: 

Refill, Reuse, Repeat is the concept behind Use Me! Products, an organic, sulfate-free, paraben-free, eco-friendly hair care brand. It is as straightforward as the name on the bottle; what you see is what you get.

Every product in the Use Me line is made with natural ingredients that give you unbeatable, realistic results. The fear of leaving the salon and not being able to reconstruct your stylist’s creation is all in the past, as Use Me clearly states how to use each product at home.

This unique line of products is made more Earth Friendly when you realize that when you purchase said product, you then bring back your bottles you purchased that housed the shampoos and conditioners and you will pay less and refill said bottles at the refill station at your local salon that you purchased the Use Me line from.

They are vegan, gluten-free, which makes them a great option if you have troubles finding a line that suites said needs!

UNITE:  http://www.uniteeurotherapy.com/product-knowledge

  

This company is a boutique, high end product, however, the product does work and is a company that is very high on the organic, without branding themselves as “organic” – they choose to be a hair care product first.

This line has a very famous “7 Second” hair conditioner, spray on product.  The first of it’s kind, that initially created the “craze” for the leave in spray conditioner that we’ve all (I can assume) have purchased and used from different lines… this particular product from Unite, is unique in the fact that it holds a very high UV protection for your hair, and not only for your hair, but, your skin.  This particular product as well as many other products within this line can be, in a pinch used on your skin… and will protect very well from the harsh UV rays.  From personal experience, burning your scalp can be one of the most painful experiences known.  The Spray in 7 Second conditioner, the “Beach Day” spray, and the natural Argon oil are 3 of the many products that are exceptionally great for the hair as well as the skin!

I have very fine, yet, thick hair, which creates somewhat a delima at moments when I am trying to get my hair to cooperate and look it’s best.  The Unite line has some great products I have found that really do what they claim to do and my hair is not only still looking it’s best, but, it’s not weighed down or appearing to look product laden.

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If you are curious about any of the above products, the links I provided should assist you with finding a local salon/spa in your particular area that can assist you further with product details and knowledge.

If you are from another country Unite is in several countries and growing all the time, they are shopping both Eastern Europe and the Middle East.  So don’t give up and assume you can’t get these products! 🙂

If you are someone that is Vegan or dealing with any kind of Gluten issues, such as Celiac Disease (for example) both of these products are safe and friendly to your needs.

If you’re within the Vancouver/PDX metro area, you can find the Use Me products at “On the Fringe Hair Studio”  https://www.facebook.com/OnTheFringeHair

Side note: both the Unite and Use Me products were given out in the gift bags at the 2013 Golden Globes… if that’s your thing. 🙂

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Favorite things…


So… I have been thinking about thing I love… things I am curious about and things I would love to try… so… this post will be about different products I have either tried, or am insanely curious to know more about and try… please enjoy and I would love any feedback on any of the products… what you think — like? dislike? anything that can help others with their choices!

THANKS!

Skincare:

SEACRET

            

Seacret Skincare line hasn’t been around for too long, but, it’s becoming quite popular for it’s very natural and organic ingredients… all the products deriving from the Dead Sea salts… and then eventually being created into the many amazing products that are available.  There aren’t too many ways to purchase the products, but, if you are able to get connected… you won’t regret the results.  There are great testimonials and the product speaks for itself.

The Recover mask (see above far right) is a very luxurious product, great for all skin type with the EXCEPTION to very acne prone skin, if you have extremely oily skin, DO NOT try this product.  There are serums within this product that can create unnecessary oil build-up on your acne prone skin.  However, if you are of aging skin, or very dry skin… this IS the product designed especially for you! And let me tell you… it’s amazing!! You simply apply it with your hands or a small plastic spatula applicator and let it sit on your skin.  Let the product work, and then remove with the magnet supplied… yes a magnet!!! you use a piece of tissue and a small square magnet and pull it over your skin… watch and see what said magnet will pull… when it pulls said product off your face!!! It’ll not only amaze you, but, maybe even surprise you too!!! The feeling of your skin after this product is removed is amazing! Soft, moisturized and so supple!

I definitely would recommend you considering this product line or at least parts to add to your currently skincare regime.  The best thing about Seacret, is that it IS natural and you can use it with any of your current products… and it will not hurt you!  The Acne line is also something to truly consider trying for anyone that is having issues with controlling the issues that arise with acne prone skin.

If you are interested in gaining more knowledge? Purchasing any of the products you can check this link out: http://www.seacretdirect.com/?ID=jhatfield1972

I am curious if you do try it… what you think or thought of the above products line?  please let me know!!

IT WORKS! Body Contouring Wraps:

I was recently introduced to what seems almost too good to be true product… but… I have seen the quality of the effects up close and personal and I can vouch that it works!!! Really well!

“It Works! Body Contouring Wraps” is a naturally-based, detoxifying body contouring formula, that can tighten, tone and firm your skin throughout your body!  It will help minimize cellulite appearance, improves texture & tightness, and results can be seen within 45 minutes, however, the LMT Devon Ratley that is offering this at one of the Salon/Spa’s I currently work within says the longer you can wear the wraps the better!!!  You can wear one wrap on a body part every 4 days, they do offer a Defining Gell that will help during the 4 days between the wrap treatments, it’s similar product, however, on a much less intense scale.  It will still help improve skin texture, tightness and also helps diminish the appearance of varicose veins.

This product was showcased on The Oscars and The Emmys in the star give-away baskets as the “thing to have” and also used on the set of Sex & The City 2! It is a product that is getting some amazing results!!! I would definitely recommend trying it out!  For one wrap it’s only$25!!  You can purchase a 4 pack for $99 OR become a preferred client and over 3 months you on pay $69 for the kit each of the 3 months… or change to a different product… just need to remain a preferred client to get the better deal!

for more details and get your wrap: https://www.myitworks.com/Home

NERIUM:

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One simple over night serum/mask you place on after you’ve washed your face as your are readying yourself for bedtime!  It’s way easy… and you get tons of results for just 3 easy pumps to the hand and applying to your neck, face and any other area that you might want to try with this product!

My boss in Vancouver is an agent for Nerium and I have had the privilege to get to use this product for a few weeks and I personally have seen differences in my skin… the product works much like a filler and does help with fading discoloration we all tend to have due to sun damage, if you have Scandinavian genes that can make the redness occur a bit brighter to under your natural skin tones… the weather and stress doesn’t help this matter any… I can vouch for that! But this product does show some great results and I have personally seen it helping people with Rosacea, in fact one of the fellow agents only decided to buy into the product and sell it because it solved her severe issues with Rosacea!

Most people start to see results within the first few weeks… as you can see there is some great results… this isn’t just with one person… it’s something I certainly have seen up close and can say it really works!

If you are interested in this product… please check out the link: http://tinapalmer.nerium.com/

There is plenty of product details and if you become an agent you and can get 3 people to buy under you… you get your product FREE! A nice incentive for the person on a budget!

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All these products are natural, organic and have proven, and shown results.  I realize with any kind of product there will be people that may not appreciate them and have bad results… I welcome that feedback as well, but, please be constructive when you give your results, I don’t wish to have someone just claiming they HATE something without giving constructive criticism to back their claims.  I do not wish to create a form for hate.

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as always… I appreciate your time in reading my posts!!! I have hit nearly 6500 hits/reads on my Blog… and that truly is something to say… I am so grateful for everyone that has used my blog, professionally, as a student or as the average consumer looking for education or details on certain procedures or methods!  It’s a great feeling knowing so many have been able to find some great usage out of my Blog.  I have to again say a special thanks to a very special man that inspired me to start it… convincing me that it would be a great idea!  TO me… 6500 people viewing my blog is HUGE!! Ever single person that passes over my words and reads them… it’s great!

So… again… thank you!!! To my Readers… you ROCK! 🙂

How To Make Your Own Kiwi Cleanser


Remember IF you try this… please let me know! Always curious how it turns out for you!! 🙂

How To Make Your Own Kiwi Cleanser.

Helpful tips… Things I have come across


Often times we come across fun, fast and easy tips for skincare, make-up application or any other beauty treatment that might make our lives easier… but… as goes with life… we forget until it’s too late… this post is a few of those tips I have come across via the web, friends and myself that I thought were worth sharing, and IF you choose to try any of them… PLEASE let me know what you think… please give reviews!! I am curious and I know being only one person, it takes me longer to try out all these things! 🙂 Thanks ahead of time!

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Photo: Here's a fun sugar tip from the Mother Nature Network: Sprinkle a bit of sugar atop freshly applied lipstick, let it sit, then lick it off. This works to set the lipstick and will extend the application.

Here’s a fun sugar tip from the Mother Nature Network:
Sprinkle a bit of sugar atop freshly applied lipstick, let it sit, then lick it off. This works to set the lipstick and will extend the application.

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Soften your pout

Soften your pout:
Give your lips a smooth makeover by first coating them
with petroleum jelly, then cover mouth with plastic wrap. After 5 minutes, remove wrap and lightly scrub your lips with a soft toothbrush.

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Before you toss that old tube of mascara, save the wand.
Wash it off and use it to separate and de-clump your lashes.

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Remove makeup easy

When you run out of your favorite eye make-up remover,
Vaseline can be used in a pinch and it’s safe and
easy to remove even the toughest eye make-up!

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Condition while soaking up the sun

Condition while you are soaking up some Vitamin D!
Massage a deep conditioner into your hair while you’re at the beach.
The sun’s heat allows the treatment to better penetrate your locks.

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Once a week, use a natural honey face mask for softer skin and cleansed pores.
Honey is a natural anti-bacterial and the best type to use is a raw honey, which usually has a sugary texture and doesn’t drip like processed honey.

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For shiny hair, mix one egg with a mashed up banana and
apply it as a thick paste to your hair. Leave it on for 10-30 minutes, depending on your hair texture. Then, wash it out as usual and use conditioner only at the ends.

Washing your hair with boiled rice water is also a great alternative for shiny hair.
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Use a mixture of pure olive oil with 1/2 parts sea salt as an in-shower body scrub.
This combo completely eliminates the need for lotion and is great for winter weather.

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Photo: Mangoes help you look and feel good. They contain 100% of the daily amount of vitamin C your body requires, boosting your immune system and collagen production, and leaving skin looking younger and healthier. Thanks NewBeauty for today’s tip!

Mangoes help you look and feel good.
They contain 100% of the daily amount of vitamin C your body requires,
boosting your immune system and collagen production,
and leaving skin looking younger and healthier.

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If you assume a crusty cut at the corner of your mouth is chapped lips, don’t.
It could be perlèche, a fungal infection. Dab on an antibiotic ointment like Neosporin.

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This is something I wasn’t aware of… maybe it’s been out for a while?! 
I think it would be a real positive tool in our foot regime…
specially when we buy those CUTE

and very new summer sandals that might tend to rub too much on the heel, ankle or toes, before said sandals are broken in… I think I WILL have to pick some of this up for myself!

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If you have any tips, for your skin, hair, make-up anything to do with Esthetics and beauty… PLEASE share! I would love to have them available for anyone that might have or need some advice one day! 

Thanks for reading… hope you have enjoyed some of the tips I provided!!!

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I get asked about this often.. this sounds like a really great product!
If anyone is suffering from:

Ingrown Hairs

this could be your answer… if you do use it… please let me know what you think… this post has some great information and details…

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