When it comes to hair dryers, the most important feature to me is a pik attachment. Some women need a concentrator attachment to achieve a salon quality blowout. I need a pik attachment to simultaneously dry and straighten my relaxed hair. So when the pik attachment from my old hair dryer broke nearly every last tooth, I went on a quest to find a new dryer – because it’s easier to start from scratch and get a new dryer that comes with a pik attachment than to find a new pik to fit my old dryer. Those of you who require a pik know. The struggle is real.
So after an exhaustive search, I found an awesome replacement. It’s called the ConairPro YellowBird Hair Dryer. As the name implies, this dryer is used – and beloved – by many professional hairstylists.
They likely love it for the same reasons I do: (more…)
Shopbop.com is one of my favorite online destinations for retail therapy. They have the best selection of apparel, shoes, handbags, jewelry and other accessories. Just about any time I wear something I bought at Shopbop, people stop and ask where I got it – even strangers on the street!
What’s even better than shopping Shopbop is shopping Shopbop when there’s a big sale…and there’s one happening right now. In fact,their sale items are on sale. Take and extra 25% off already reduced merchandise with coupon code 25MORE. And, as always at Shopbop, enjoy free shipping and free returns.
This promotion ends Thursday, June 25 – so hurry up and get your shop(bop) on.
Murad Time Release Acne Cleanser has an innovative anti-acne treatment technology that continues to work even after you rinse. Plus it does double duty – reducing acne while diminishing fine lines and wrinkles.
Murad Anti-Aging Moisturizer with SPF 30 is ultra-light, fast absorbing, and non-comedogenic (won’t block pores or break you out) that defends against early signs of aging with broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection. Its ‘Kombucha Collagen Defense’ reduces the appearance of fine lines for a youthful-looking complexion.
As someone who is battling adult acne and trying to stave off signs of aging, these products are a godsend. (more…)
Disclosure: This post was part of the Break Up with Your Makeup program sponsored by Galderma Laboratories, L.P. through their partnership with POPSUGAR. While I was compensated by POPSUGAR to write a post about Galderma Laboratories, L.P, all opinions are my own. You should discuss any medications with your doctor.
My complexion is far from perfect. Like many women, I struggle with imperfect skin. But masking these imperfections with foundations and concealers can lead to a vicious cycle. Yes, heavy face makeup camouflages your problem areas, but they can exacerbate skin issues, leaving you more dependent on these products.
For many of the 16 million Americans living with the chronic, inflammatory skin disorder called rosacea, makeup has become a crutch rather than a fun accessory. In fact, if you’ve been covering up your facial redness instead of treating it, you are not alone—many rosacea sufferers use cosmetics to cover up redness.
It’s time to break the cycle. Stop concealing and start healing. Mirvaso® (brimonidine) Topical Gel, 0.33%* is one of Galderma’s prescription products, and is the first and only prescription treatment specifically developed and indicated to treat the persistent facial redness of rosacea. Apply Mirvaso Gel to your face once daily and it may start working in as little as 30 minutes. Mirvaso Gel won’t just cover up redness, it may reduce redness for up to 12 hours!
Galderma Laboratories, L.P., the brand behind Mirvaso Gel, is hosting a contest to raise awareness of the condition and to encourage those who suffer from rosacea to “Break Up with Your Makeup.” Submit a no-makeup selfie along with a 100-word story about your experience with rosacea for a chance to win a trip to NYC for the NY Film Festival.
Important Safety Information
Indication: Mirvaso® (brimonidine) topical gel, 0.33%* is an alpha adrenergic agonist indicated for the topical treatment of persistent (nontransient) facial erythema of rosacea in adults 18 years of age or older. Adverse Events: In clinical trials, the most common adverse reactions (≥1%) included erythema, flushing, skin burning sensation and contact dermatitis. Warnings/Precautions: Mirvaso Gel should be used with caution in patients with depression, cerebral or coronary insufficiency, Raynaud’s phenomenon, orthostatic hypotension, thromboangiitis obliterans, scleroderma, or Sjögren’s syndrome. Alpha-2 adrenergic agents can lower blood pressure. Mirvaso Gel should be used with caution in patients with severe or unstable or uncontrolled cardiovascular disease. Serious adverse reactions following accidental ingestion of Mirvaso Gel by children have been reported. Keep Mirvaso Gel out of reach of children. Not for oral, ophthalmic, or intravaginal use.
*Each gram of gel contains 5mg of brimonidine tartrate, equivalent to 3.3 mg of brimonidine free base
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit http://WWW.FDA.GOV/MEDWATCH or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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After an excruciatingly long winter, I cannot wait for the mercury to start rising. Sunning myself on a beach while sipping a pina colada is my daydream du jour, but unlikely of coming true anytime soon. So until then, I’ve been taking imaginary tropical timeouts courtesy of my hand soap.
Yes to Coconut Lemongrass Liquid Hand Soap smells heavenly, lathers richly, and leaves your skin feeling soft and smooth – and clean, obviously! And you can also feel good about choosing this soap because it’s 97% natural, petroleum, SLS, & paraben free, cruelty-free and free of artificial color. (more…)