Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Deck the Halls - Safely!


Thanksgiving is over and it’s time to start decking the halls! But not many of us know about the dangers lurking in our holiday d├ęcor. With these simple steps from health and wellness expert and author Sophia Ruan Gushee, you can make sure you and your kids have the safest holiday season yet! 

Sophia Ruan Gushee


Christmas Lights 

  • Lead may be in the vinyl that insulates the electrical wires of many Christmas lights.
  • Healthier alternatives may be lights that comply with the Restriction of Hazardous Substances standard, which limits lead levels to no more than 1,000 parts per million.
  • Other toxicants used in Christmas lights are most likely not listed on the label. So wear gloves when handling lights, especially old ones.
  • Toxic Trees
  • Artificial Christmas trees are commonly made with PVC. Choose a freshly cut or live tree instead. Buy a Christmas tree that has been grown without pesticides, if possible.



Wednesday, November 16, 2016

National Sleep Comfort Month with Spa @ Home

November is National Sleep Comfort Month and there’s no better way to get a good night’s rest than waking up to smooth, luminous skin!



Sleep comfortably while you get your beauty rest thanks to the new Spa @ Home by Masque Bar Sleeping Mask! Designed to be left on overnight, this sleeping mask enriched with Lavender Extract helps to relieve dry irritated skin. The scent from the Lavender helps you have a good night sleep while Aloe, Witch Hazel and Plant derived ingredients help leave skin feeling moisturized and brightened!




Tuesday, November 15, 2016

THE BEST BLACK FRIDAY DEALS AND STEALS!

Are you searching for the biggest deals and steals on the perfect gift giving products this holiday season? Save big during Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and 12 Days of Deals promotions with the best discounts from these beauty brands!

Avon – Stock up on all of Avon’s staple products from Color and Fragrance, to Skincare and Jewelry too!

  • Black Friday: From Thursday 11/24 through Saturday 11/26 receive free shipping on all orders, 20% off a $45 purchase, and receive a free Tote Bundle with a $60 purchase after discount
  • Cyber Monday: From Sunday 11/27 through Tuesday 11/29 receive free shipping on all orders, 20% of a $45 purchase, and receive a free Makeup Bag Bundle with a $60 purchase after discount
  • 12 Days of Deals: Each day from 11/30 through 12/11, receive amazing Avon products with your purchase. Some gifts include a perfume with any $45 purchase, Anew Ultimate Supreme Performance Cream with a $45 purchase, and a makeup palette with any $60 purchase!
  • Where to purchase: avon.com 


  
Rituals – For New Yorkers or anyone visiting the city over the holiday weekend, Rituals is opening their 10th NYC store on Black Friday! Located at 489 Broadway in Lower Manhattan, discover a wide range of luxury home and cosmetics products, including body care, skin care, fine fragrance, mineral makeup, and scented candles and diffusers. Each product is inspired by an Ancient Eastern tradition or ritual that transforms your everyday routines into more meaningful moments.

  • Black Friday: Take 20% off on everything in the shop and be sure to stop by as they are giving away special prizes all day long.



Robin McGraw Revelation –Have your own Revelation with any of Robin McGraw’s products during her “Spend More, Save More” campaign during the holiday weekend. Choose from her fun-filled Me O’ My and brand new Luxury Skincare Collections and discover ways to live a more beautiful, happy and healthy lifestyle!

  • Black Friday and Cyber Monday: From 11/25 through 11/28 the “Spend More, Save More” campaign includes:
  • $5 off of $50 or more
  • $15 off of $100 or more
  • $50 off of $250 or more
  • Where to purchase: robinmcgrawrevelation.com 



PUR Cosmetics – Be sure to grab the best PUR has to offer during their holiday season promotions. Known globally for intelligent beauty solutions, PUR’s signature complexion, skincare, and on-trend color products provide immediate flawless results that nourish and improve the skin over time. 

  • Black Friday: Early Black Friday BOGO sale begins 11/17 and includes a site-wide buy one get one deal on all items excluding kits and palettes
  • On 11/25 only the entire website is 20% off
  • Cyber Monday: On 11/28 only the entire website is 20% off
  • 12 Days of Deals: Promotion begins 12/2 and lasts through 12/13 
  • Where to purchase: purcosmetics.com 


Friday, November 11, 2016

Zebra nails!! Sally Hansen + Stella McCartney Resort 2017




Sally Hansen Global Color Ambassador, Madeline Poole, created the nail look at the Stella McCartney Resort 2017 show which featured a zebra print nail. For the nail look, Madeline used Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Aflorable and Dark Hue-Moor

“I love doing a zebra print nail because it's free form but if you get the hang of the way the stripes intertwine, it can look really detailed without actually being difficult to execute. Rather than doing the classic cream and black Zebra print from the Stella collection, I used other colors from the Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure collection to tie the palette into other pieces.  I used the soft pink Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Aflorable and deep navy blue Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Dark Hue-Moor.” – Madeline Poole, Sally Hansen Global Color Ambassador

THE SHADES
Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Aflorable and Dark Hue-Moor 
Sally Hansen’s award-winning Complete Salon Manicure collection infuses trend-setting shades with an expert quality formula to deliver salon-caliber results. Complete Salon Manicure’s all-in-one formula with keratin boasts 7 benefits in one bottle – base coat, strength, growth treatment, salon color, top coat, chip resistance, and gel shine finish. The new formula delivers up to 64% stronger nails and up to 10 days of chip-resistant wear.  It’s everything you need to achieve a professional nail look at home.

THE MANICURIST
Sally Hansen Global Color Ambassador Madeline Poole is a nail expert working in New York and LA. Trained as a painter, Madeline worked odd jobs like vintage poster restoration as an art student in Baltimore. Her unique talent in crafting innovative designs, emphasis on skin care and attention to the hand as a whole makes her one of the most sought after names in the beauty industry. As part of the collaboration with Sally Hansen, Madeline helps setting the artistic direction for a new generation of modern nail looks and collections with her fashion-forward vision on a worldwide basis.



Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Toothpaste May Save Your Life!!

TOOTHPASTE MAY SAVE YOUR LIFE
FINDINGS SUPPORT THE HYPOTHESIS OF REDUCTIONS IN HEART ATTACKS AND STROKES 

The prestigious American Journal of Medicine (The Green Journal) published the results of the study titled, “Randomized Trial of Plaque Identifying Toothpaste: Dental Plaque and Inflammation,” in their October 19th issue which found that Plaque HD®, a plaque identifying toothpaste, significantly reduced dental plaque in the mouth and inflammation throughout the entire body.   



In this study, 61 healthy subjects aged 19 to 44 years were randomized to Plaque HD® (n=31) or placebo (n=30) for 60 days. Changes from baseline to follow-up in dental plaque and hs-CRP were accessed:

Plaque HD® significantly reduced dental plaque when compared with the placebo toothpaste
Plaque HD® significantly reduced hs-CRP when compared with the placebo toothpaste

Inflammation is intimately involved in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis and is accurately measured by high sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP), a sensitive marker for cardiovascular disease. Heart attack is the No. 1 cause of death in the world and the United States, killing over 370,000 men and women each year. Stroke is the No. 5 cause of death in the United States, killing nearly 129,000 men and women each year.1

The senior author was Charles H. Hennekens, M.D., Dr.P.H., who also authored the seminal article on inflammation, aspirin and heart disease published in 1997. In addition to conducting his groundbreaking research, Dr. Hennekens is the first Sir Richard Doll professor and senior academic advisor to the dean in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University, and the coauthors included investigators at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Dentistry and the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Last month, the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine noted that his 1997 study, “Inflammation, Aspirin, and the Risk of Cardiovascular Disease in Apparently Healthy Men,” was their most influential over the last 20 years. That original research from the landmark Physician’s Health Study, in which Dr. Hennekens was founding Principal Investigator, was the first to demonstrate that C-reactive protein, a sensitive marker of inflammation, predicted future heart attacks and strokes.  

Dr. Hennekens stated, “the observed reduction in inflammation among those assigned at random to Plaque HD® supports the hypothesis of a reduction in risks of heart attacks and strokes.”  

The Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Medicine, Joseph Alpert MD, a renowned cardiologist, took the unusual step to write an accompanying editorial: “Can a toothpaste reduce risks of heart attacks and strokes?” He opined about the relationship of oral health to heart attacks and strokes which he first learned from his father, a dentist.                            

“I am pleased and inspired by these results which suggest that the use of Plaque HD® can help reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes,” commented Lawrence Hier, DDS, MS, the CEO of TJA Health LLC and inventor of Plaque HD®. “Plaque is dangerous and an enemy of dental and overall health. Dental plaque has long been suspected to be a contributor to heart attacks and strokes.”

Plaque HD® is the first plaque-identifying toothpaste that reveals plaque so that it can be removed with directed brushing. In addition, the product’s proprietary formulation, Targetol Technology®, contains unique combinations and concentrations of cleaning agents that weaken the core of the plaque structure to help the subject more effectively remove the plaque.  

“The direct test of the hypothesis that Plaque HD® reduces risks of heart attacks and strokes requires a large scale randomized trial of sufficient size and duration designed a priori to do so,” stated Dr. Hennekens. “We are already preparing an investigator initiated research grant proposal to the United States National Institutes of Health (NIH) with coauthor Patrick McBride, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine and Senior Associate Dean at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health as Principal Investigator.”

Dr. Hennekens added, “this trial is important and timely because a positive finding would have enormous clinical and public health implications.”

For more information about Plaque HD®, please visit: www.plaquehd.com.

ABOUT Plaque HD®: Plaque HD® is the first professional plaque-identifying toothpaste. Plaque HD® uses Targetol® Technology to highlight the plaque missed while brushing, giving you that fresh-from-the-dentist feeling every day. With regular brushing, the 1-step, easy-to-use Plaque HD® formula fights cavities, freshens breath, and helps prevent gum disease. By brushing daily with Plaque HD® toothpaste, in addition to improving your oral hygiene, you are also enhancing the health of your entire body since plaque in the mouth is closely linked to many systemic diseases, such as heart disease and stroke. 


1 American Heart Association “Heart Disease, Stroke and Research Statistics At-a-Glance.” Available online