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El Cuidado De Mi Pelo Rizo Y Mi Consejos y Trucos

El Cuidado De Mi Pelo Rizo Y Mi Consejos

Siempre he tenido el pelo rizo. Personas con el pelo rizo saben que el cuidado de nuestro pelo es particular. Para mantener rizos saludables, uno de los más importantes elementos es la hidratación. Necesitas usar productos que hidrata tu cabello. Preferiblemente productos que hidrata cuando lavas tu pelo y tambien cuando lo peinas a tu modo. Lo siguiente son los productos que uso para el cuidado de mis rizos. Y consejos o “tips” en el mantenimiento de tu pelo rizo.

Champú Y Acondicionador
Siempre busco champú y acondicionadores que tienen mantecas, aceites, y que son particularmente para el pelo rizo. Si no usas champús y acondicionadores que tienen ingredientes que hidrata, los ingredientes que limpian pueden a la misa ves pelar tu pelo de los aceites naturales que hidrata tus rizos. Amo la marca Tresseme, que tiene una línea para rizos, pero cuando no lo compro siempre busco productos que tienen palabras y ingredientes que ayuda pelo rizo. Lo siguiente son palabras que busco:

Hydrate-Hidrata
Butter-Manteca
Oil, -Aceites
Cream- Cremas
Protect and Strengthen- Proteger y Frotilizar
Protect Cuticles-Proteger foliculos

Peines
El cuidado de pelo rizo también incluya el tipo de peines y cepillos que usas. Para mis rizos uso dos peines que tienen dientes anchos, una para cuando lavo mi cabello y la otra para cuando lo peino. Pelo rizo necesita peines que desenredan sin mucha abrasión. Si halas tus rizos mucho, produces “frizz”, o pelo reseco. Uso un peine cuando estoy en el proceso de aplicar el acondicionador. Esto asegura que el acondicionador pase por todo mi cabello, y desenreda antes de que tenga la oportunidad de secarse.

Estilar
A salir de la ducha, peino y estilo mi pelo primero. Pelo rizo se puede secar facialmente, y más si a humedad. Paso otro peine, y aplico la crema de SheMoisture Coconut and Hibiscus, (Coco y Hibisco) de la línea para rizos. Paso el peine otra vez para distribuir la crema por todo mi cabello. Después bajo mi cabeza hasta al piso y con un poco más de crema empiezo exprimir mi pelo para arriba. Esto se asegura que mis rizos formen en todo mi cabello y no solo en la parte más abajo. Finalmente dejo que mi pelo se seca al aire y lo estilo a mi manera. Si uso una secadora de pelo siempre uso un difusor. Sin una, tu pelo se puede quedar reseca demasiado y formar “frizz”.

 

Marca’s que e usado o que uso:

SheMoisture,

Tresemme

Garnier Fructis

Curl Keeper

Deva Curl

 

Tambien es bueno aplicar un “deep conditioner” o acondicionador profundo que mantengas en tu pelo por un rato. Esto lo puedes comprar o hacer con productos que encuentras en tu cocina. Uso el de SheMoisture de la misma línea, con coco y hibisco de aves en cuando. Estos acondicionadores profundos ayudan cuando queras que tu pelo sea más hidratada de lo que es. Común cuando has usado una plancha, o secadora de pelo.

Productos que no debe de usar:
No uso productos con alcohol que son parte de mucho gels, porque alcohol reseca mucho el cabello.
Productos para otros tipos de cabello, obvio, pero esos productos no tienen los ingredientes que TU pelo necesita.
Un cepillo o peine que tiene dientes chiquitos. Cepillos con dientes anchos deje que tus rizos pasan fácilmente. Si uso peines, es para tener una cola de caballo o “ponytail”.

Eso es básicamente como cuido mi pelo rizo. No es tan difíciles, si mantengas a tu pelo hidratada, sobre todo. Si estás en el proceso de aprender cómo mantener tus rizos, espero que estos consejos te ayuden. ¿Cuál son los productos y marcas para pelo rizo que te gusta? ¡Si tienen preguntas en cómo mantener tus rizos, déjame un comento aquí o en mis redes! -T.S.

 

 

Beauty New York

El Show de Maquillaje Nueva York 2019 y los Productos que Compre

La semana pasada fue al Show de Maquillaje de Nueva York, que occure cada ano. Era mi segundo vez yendo a la exposición comercial para profesionales en maquillaje, moda, estudiantes de belleza y la prensa.  Durante estos tres días, una para prensa solamente, y dos para el resto del publico hai orportunidades para aprender nuevas tecnicas de famosos maquilladores, conocer a las marcas que estan ahi que no se puede encontrar en su  tienda local, y el mas importante, comprar productos en un alto descuento, a veces al %50 o mas.  Aquí les dejo con lo que vi, lo que aprendi,, lo que compre, y el *look* que cree con mis productos. Cuando mi mama se entero de que iria al Show de Maquillaje, por supuesto mi mama queria que la comprara algunas cosas tambien.

 

Los Productos que Compre:

  • NYX: Off Tropic Paleta de sombras y pigmentos en  “Shifting Sand”. Precio original: $20.00   –  Precio en el Makeup Show: $14.00
  • NYX: Hydra Touch Primer, Precio original: $14.00    –    Precio en el Makeup Show: $19.60 por dos

 

  • Make Up Forever: Matte Velvet Skin Base.  Precio original: $38.00 –  Precio en el Makeup Show: $24.82

 

  • Benefit Cosmetics: POREfessional Primer. Precio original: $32.00 –  Precio en el Makeup Show: dos por $38.40, $19.20 cada uno.

 

  • Urban Decay: De-slick Setting Spray. Precio original: $32.00   –   Precio en el Makeup Show: $20.90

 

Los dos brochas y el guia de cejas fueron gratis con mi compra.

 

The makeup show

 

El “look” que cree con la paletta de NYX:

Los productos que utilice:

Lo que vi y aprendi:

 

¿Has ido a una exposición comercial de maquillaje en el pasado? La próxima parada para el Makeup Show es en Washington D.C. con el TMS Beauty Shop en Agosto 3er & 4.-T.S.

Beauty Lifestyle Spanish /Espanol

Belleza:Mi productos favoritos del momento

Belleza:Mi productos favoritos del momento

Recientemente fui de compras para nuevos productos para el cuidado de mi rostro y nuevo productos en maquillaje.  Si me sigues en Instagram tengo un ‘story’ en mi pagina que se llama ” Unboxing en Espanol” en que hablo de estos productos. Pero si no lo vieron, aqui estan mis productos favortios del momento.

  1. Garnier SkinActive Moisture Rescue Refreshing Gel Cream– Compre este hidratante de gel porque queria probar un hidratante que no era de crema. Durante mi busqueda de un nuevo regimen para el cuidado de mi piel, me entere que para mi peil mixta era mejor un hidratante de gel y no de crema. Para mi, un hidratante de crema se sentia grasoso, y el gel de Garnier se disuelve facilmente en mi piel. Tambien me gusta el olor, que me recuerda al mar.

 

Belleza:Mi productos favoritos del momento

 

2. NYX-Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Foundation-Este base lo compre por tratar algo nuevo y me encantaaaaa! Sigo a Francis Nieves por Instagram y ella lo recomenda. Tengo que decir que no puedes sentirlo y que se queda todo el dia SIN un ¨setting spray¨.

Belleza:Mi productos favoritos del momento

3.NYX- Lid Lingerie Eyeshadow Palette, Paleta de sombras- Soy un amante de los neutrales en maquillje. Y soy amante de los Lip Lingierie Y Lip Suedes, que son la inspiracion de este paleta.  Los colores son perfecto para todos los dia’s. Ya lo use un par de veces y es facil de usar para algunas de nosotras que no somos artistas del maquillaje.

Belleza:Mi productos favoritos del momento

4. NYX HydraTouch Primer– Tengo piel mixta que puede ser grasosa y reseca. Este primer o imprimacion es perfecto para eso y es libiano. No necesitas mucho, y no lo tienes que difuminar tanto.

5. NYX Slip Tease Lip Lacquer en Spiced Spell Labial– Compre este labial en mi cumpleanos con el cupon que me dieron por ser parte de el programa Makeup Crew. La mayoria de mis labiales son mate, casi no tengo labiales de gloss entonces queria comprame uno. Amo el color, que se llama Spiced Spell.

 

Belleza:Mi productos favoritos del momento

6 . Essie: Say it Ain’t Soho– Este esmalte me lo enviaron una compania que trabaja con bloggers para probarlo. Es parte de la coleccion Otono 2018 que era inspirada por la ciudad de Neuva York… la isla de concreto (como el nombre de mi blog).

 

Belleza:Mi productos favoritos del momento

Belleza:Mi productos favoritos del momento

 

7. Maybelline: Made For All en el color 385 Ruby For Me– Otra compania que trabaja con bloggers me envio este labial. El concepto de la coleccion Made For All es que los 7 tonos pueden ser usadas con 50 tonos de piel. Me encanta el tono, y como me quedo.

Belleza:Mi productos favoritos del momento

8. Too Faced Shadow Insurance 24 hour Anti-Crease Eye Shadow Primer:  Por mi cumpleanos compre este primer o imprimacion para sombras. Lo compre en Sephora para recivir mi regalito gratis! Ya lo use, y trabaja espectacularmente, lo tengo puesto en las dos primeras fotos de abajo.

Belleza:Mi productos favoritos del momento

Extra: No es maquille pero para mi cumpleanos, que fue el Sabado 2/2 mi mama me regalo un collar de She Is Gold Jewlery.   Tiene la forma de Puerto Rico y me encanta!

 

Cual son tu’s favoritos del momento? Tienes algunos que mencione? Dejame saber en los comentarios o en mis paginas de redes sociales!-T.S.

Beauty

Jeval Beauty Event

Jeval Beauty

Last Week DCG Media held a beauty event featuring Jeval Medical. With a focus on skincare this new line of beauty has solutions for many skincare concerns people of every skin color have. Creator of Jeval Medical, Dr. Jacob Varon and Youtuber Rocio Laura held a panel discussion on all things skincare. Bloggers and Editors from various publications attended the event to learn more about Jeval Medical. The event also included a makeup station by Vera Moore Cosmetics where people got a chance to get a one on one touch up on their makeup and talk to creators of Vera Moore Cosmetics, Vera Moore and her daughter Consuella. Guests also got to get blowouts at the dry bar station by Studio 1031 and got manicures done by GHL Nails. Refreshments by Spring 44 Vodka, like the Treat Yo Self cocktail were served as well as appetizers and mini cupcakes by Honor Thy Sweets. Guest also had the chance to take fun pictures in the photo booth.

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Pictures courtesy of press.

Jeval Medical was created by board certified plastic surgeon doctor Jacob Varon with the purpose of making clinical beauty more affordable. With his knowledge of which ingredients work best for skin care concerns like rosacea, acne, wrinkles and Psoriasis he created a line to combat these and other problems. Before the panel started Dr.Varon went around to editors and bloggers for one-on-one questions. They got to ask Dr.Varon about hyper pigmentation, dull skin, wrinkles and any personal skin problems they were having. Dr. Varon suggested which products would be best to combat these problems, but had no problem in recommending other treatments or procedures.  During the panel Rocio guided the event with questions on the company and skin concerns many women have. Rocio had discovered that she has Rocsia so had a personal connection in needing Dr. Varons products. As a vlogger with over 53,000 followers on Instagram alone she knows how important it is to have healthy skin. As we all know skincare must come first before beauty, and Rocio emphasized this during the panel.

Following the panel guests were able to mingle and get their hair, nails and makeup done. They were also able to buy Jeval Medical products with a special discount for the event. Media and press took home goodie bags full of Jeval Medical products to try.

 

Products:

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You can also find products like Therapeutic Shampoo, Concentrated Vitamin C Serum and a Skin Bleaching Sysytem on the Jeval Medical website. Jeval Medical products are colorless and odorless, ideal for sensitive skin. Assuring that your skin won’t have an allergic reaction to any of the products. Learn more about Jeval Medical on their website! There is a sale going on, make sure to add the code 60918-01 to take advantage of their buy one, get one 25% Off + get a Free Unisex Travel Bag promotion.

Let me know if you’ve tried Jeval Medical before in the comments and in social media!-T.S.

Beauty

What I’m loving: Vera Moore Cosmetics

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Sponsored post featuring Vera Moore Cosmetics

Entrepreneur and former soap opera actress Vera Moore was used to paving the way before she started Vera Moore Cosmetics. While on the path to working for the federal government Vera Moore realized her love of theater and dedicated her free time to auditions. She got her first acting gig on the show called South Pacific as a member of the chorus. She soon moved on to acting in soap operas which lead to her a role on NBC’s  Another World where she was one of the very first black actresses cast. During her ten plus years sitting in a makeup chair she realized that there was a lack of products available for women of color. This inspired Vera to create a long-lasting foundation that looked natural on women of color. From that one successful product her beauty and skin care line was launched. The company is now 39 years old and has managed to grow and break barriers such as being the first business owned by a person of color located in Greene Acres Mall on Long Island.

 

The beauty business was always a family trait as Vera Moore’s husband owned a hair salon that their daughter Consuella grew up in. Vera Moore Cosmetics has continued its legacy of being a family owned business, with Consuella as the COO. She is also a professional aesthetician and helps Vera progress the brand by bringing her younger point of view and experience. Vera and Consuella focus on providing genuine quality and listening to what their customer needs are. They want their costumers to have healthy skin, look beautiful and to feel great in their skin. Those basics are why the brand is highly successful with classic colors and skin friendly products that can never go wrong. Although they are not afraid to include pops of fun colors and experiment with their brand. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting both women on multiple occasions and I can honestly say they are a pair of happy and genuine women. So its fair to say that they put their own personalities and values into the Vera Moore brand. Here are a few of the products that I’ve tested from the brand and check out my YouTube channel were I do an unboxing and swatching of the products.

 

Lips: The one makeup product I can’t live without is lipstick! So I was super excited when I got a few lipsticks and something I haven’t used in a while, lipgloss! Which contain ingredients such as coconut and sunflower seed oil, spearmint, aloe vera and vitamins C&E. While the lipsticks include ingredients such as castor oil and beeswax.

Lipstick:

  • Vera’s Red
  • Oynx Wine
  • Autumn Gold

Lipgloss/ LipLiner:

  • Lollipop (bright pink, has a hint of mint!)
  • Baby Doll ( My FAVORITE, blush color that can go with every look)
  • Naked Innocence ( A sheer gold, nude color perfect to top other lipsticks or on its own)
  • Lip Liner Pencil in Chestnut (brown)

Brows: I am very particular when it comes to brow products so I was glad when I fell in love with how the browliner glided right on. And it has a spoolie! It is definitely part of my everyday arsenal now.

  • Browliner in Brunette
  • Brow Kit in Dark Brown which comes with a brow powder, brow highlighter crème and brow wax.

Face:

  • Collage Powder in Sahara. This setting powder has antioxidants!
  • Powder Blush in 8th Ave. (gold shade)
  • Powder Blush in Moccasin. (nude pink shade)

Eyes:

  • Eye Liner Pencil in Onyx
  • Mascara in Black. I love the tube design and the GIANT wand!
  • Eyeshadow in Dusty Rose (bright pink)
  • Eyeshadow in Taffy (nude)
  • Eyeshadow in 24kt (light gold)

Skincare: I was also sent the Vera Moore’s Signature Collection set. I’ve used it and I swear I feel my skin tightening! My mother basically took this from me and is in love with it. She also says she can feel her face firming. She also has told me a problem area, the chin is less wrinkly! So it is a must have for the both of us now! Except she’ll have to get her own soon! My mother never raves about skincare, so I know she’s serious.

  • Peptide+Serum with vitamins C+E+CoQ10+Gotu Kola
  • C+Moisturizer with vitamin E + CoQ10

 

 

The Vera Moore brand is not only a success story that generations of entrepreneurs can look up to for its success as a business but one that gives back. Despite her many recognitions and accolades Vera has stayed true to herself by being apart of many business centers and conferences that help up and coming entrepreneurs. These include The New York Woman Chamber of Commerce, Small Business Development Centers and the organization Best Buddies that focuses on the needs of autistic children. These are just a few of the recognitions and organizations she has received and is a part of as there are way to many to list! Her products are not only used by the everyday woman but by anchor women, makeup artists, celebrities and have been used on shows such as the Wendy Williams Show. You can find Vera Moore products in Duane Reade, Walgreens and directly on their website. Vera and Consuella make sure to answer their customers questions so don’t hesitate to send them an email with any questions you might have about their products. Make sure to go over to my YouTube channel next for my Vera Moore unboxing!

T.S.

 

 

Beauty Shop

Mothers Day Gift Ideas: Nordstrom Beauty Edition

Mother’s Day is around the corner! Have you brought a gift for one of the most important women in your life yet? No? Well no worries here is a gift guide I put together for the momma who loves Nordstrom. Click here for the fashionista mom who loves Target! These are a few things that I’m loving from the beauty department at Nordstrom right now. Let me know what you love and which you are going to get for your mom. Perhaps you’ll want to get them all and put them in a Mother’s Day gift basket?-Affiliate Links included within this post.


Laura Mercier Almond Coconut Milk Honey Bath- $45.00- Perfect for the mom that needs serious alone time!

 

 


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Clinique Marimekko Pop Splash Lip Gloss + Hydration-$18.50- Color Sober Pop- For the makeup junkie mom!

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       Laura Mercier Creme Brulee Souffle Body Crème-$60.00- For after that bath!

 

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                     Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil-$27.00- Color Mysterious Red- For the bold beauty.

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    Giorgio Armani Smooth Lip Pencil-$30.00- Color 9- Lip liners are always needed to keep that bold lip in check!

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Laura Mercier $26.00- Color Blush- For the mommy that likes a more subtle beauty look.

Happy Shopping-T.S.

Beauty Shop

BH Cosmetics Sale! My Top Lippie Picks!

 

I’m a little addicted to lipsticks! I have so many that my makeup drawer dedicated to lipsticks is having a hard time closing. That doesn’t mean I can’t figure out where to put new ones. Here are some from BH Cosemtics that I’m loving. Hurry BH Cosmetics is having an up to 50% sitewide sale!!! (Affiliate links are included within this post.)

 

 

Long-Wearing Matte Lipstick in Sophia ON SALE NOW: $8.99

 

BH Lipkit in Serena $12.95

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Illuminate Liquid Lipstick in Paris Originally 6.99 on sale now $4.00

Rosey Raye – Lipstick- $8.99

If you’re into creating your own colors try the Nude Lips – 28 Color Lipstick Palette. $7.00 Originally $12.50!

BH Lip Kit in Sorbet $12.95. They have this kit in the color “Tabitha” a pink, if that’s more up your alley! Or if you fancy a lippie named after me lol! Hurry the sale ends in 7 hours, shop now!

 

Happy Shopping!

T.S.

Beauty Event

Glambition Beauty Night Out ’18

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I love empowering events that help entrepreneurs and especially women entrepreneurs. That’s exactly what Glambition ’18 was! As one of the guest said to me what’s not to love when glam and ambition are combined? The event was held at the gorgeous Google NYC Headquarters in Chelsea. The day was full of powerful speakers and businesses with innovative products and services. The event started with delicious light refreshments and a chance to network with the beauty businesses there. Here is what else this great event had to offer!

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Exhibitors and panel speakers included the following:

New York Life

The life insurance company educated the various age ranges at the event on this topic that many feel nervous about. The educational talk taught me among other things that you can start your life insurance savings at any age even at a few months after birth!

Vera Moore Cosmetics

With a background in acting Vera saw first hand the struggle makeup artists had in finding makeup that was suitable for people of color. With a new-found passion, she set out to create cosmetics that would not turn greasy, rub off or change colors when applied. Her years of experience have gained her many accolades not only in the beauty industry but in acting, publishing and business.

Jane Carter Solutions

Jane Carter herself was at the event along with her well-known line of hair products. Catering to women with curly hair her line has products for every type curl.

NY Beauty + Cosmetology Chamber of Commerce

Founders of the Cosmetology and Beauty Chamber of Commerce were also in attendance giving great business advice. The commerce offers education, guidance and create opportunities for those looking to grow in the cosmetology and beauty arena.

Salud

With a focus on health, wellness and beauty Salud offers all natural solutions to everyday needs. I was recently featured in a YouTube video for Salud and wrote a blog post on why I use their products. They were also showcasing a most delicious tea!

Glamazon Cosmetics

Created by model Kim Baker, Glamazon Cosmetics caters to all women who want coverage and color variety within their makeup. Originally a model for Whilimenia she like Vera Moore has full knowledge on the struggles women of color have with makeup. Glamazon Cosmetics liquid lipsticks are one of my go to’s as their longevity is reliable.

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Celfie Cosmetics

Known for bold colors this NYC start-up had everyone saying ohh and ahh to their Matte and Glitter Palette. Another ingenious invention by Celfie? The lipstick with a light built-in and mirrored cap! And as one girl exclaimed “perfect for the club!”

Swisse– Australia based Swiss offers vitamins and supplements that are loved by Nicole Kidman and many stars alike. I’ve started taking their Blood Orange Hair, Skin and Nails dietary supplement. The drink contains only orange extract, Silica that promotes hair growth and Vitamin C which can help prevent sun damage to the skin.

Faces Beautiful This vegan makeup line showcased their Face in a Case magnetic makeup organizer. Not only does the case hold makeup but it doubles as a wallet and cell phone holder. Carrying makeup in a messy bag is longer necessary!

Model Citizen– A rental, lending and shopping platform that allows you to share your great fashion finds.

Cocotique-A deluxe subscription box curated for women of color.

Minfo An app that allows you to scan or hear an ad and directs you to the company website immediately. No need to wait to hear the ad again to catch what you missed!

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Speakers also included C-Suite Coach creator and Google Digital Coach Angelina Darrisaw, Editor-In-Chief of Bella Magazine Courtenay Hall,  Hello Beautiful  editor and Model Citizen creator Daniel James and Google’s Strategic Partnership and Program Lead Aisha Taylor. While I got the chance to lead the Blogger Round Table speaking about the goodies in our swag bags. You must attend Glambition’s next event to take in all the advice that comes with such knowledgeable business owners and successful women. I’ll be sure to share info on my social channels when the next Glambition is planned. Did you go to Glambition Beauty Night Out 18? I look forward to the next one!

T.S.

 

 

Beauty Lifestyle

Salud For the New Year

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New to the beauty market is Salud (health) by Dr. Rigo. A health and wellness brand that includes all natural ingredient filled products.  Their goal is to provide all natural health and beauty solutions for all your wellness and beauty needs. From hair and skin health to digestive health, Salud has an all natural alternative for everyday products. Now I love trying anything new, especially if its health conscious because as a society we have become more aware about what we put in our bodies. If it’s important to you what you put in your body why not what you put on your body? If you’re leading an all natural lifestyle adding an all natural beauty routine is a no brainer! Here are some of the products I love from Salud.

 

Mabella Facial Cleansing Soap Bar

This has become my go to for washing my face in the morning to when I have take off makeup at night. I absolutely love the scent which is derived from the combination of the natural ingredients. A mixture of oils such as rosehip oil, yogurt made with goat milk and the popular beauty ingredient charcoal are what make up the facial bar.  Each ingredient has a specific natural remedy for skin irritations. Rosehip Oil contains vitamins,antioxidants and fatty acids that help lighten dark spots. The oil also helps reduce wrinkles and hydrate skin. Goats milk contains lactic acid which helps remove those dead skin cells that clog pores. While my favorite ingredient the activated charcoal pulls bacteria, dirt and toxins from your pores. It basically fights my skins arch-enemy, blackheads!

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Mai Hair and Body Oil

If you’re looking for a natural way to style your hair and keep your skin smooth try they Mai Hair and Body Oil. This natural moisturizer combines RoseHip Oil, Organic Safflower, Hemp and Kukui Nut. All of which combined help with the hydration and protection of hair while stimulating natural growth. These natural ingredients are also great for curly hair like mine. Curly hair has a tendency to dry out, but the natural oils in the Mai Hair and Body oil fight brittle dry strands.

 

Maria Firming Cream

For an all natural solution to wrinkles why not source from your own skin. That is the idea behind the Maria Firming Cream. Made from Squalane, an unsaturated oil which is produced by our natural skin cells. Squalane is also found in olives, palm trees and other natural sources. COQ10 is the second and last ingredient  in the cream, known to be in many highly priced anti-aging creams.

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Learn more about Salud and their great health and beauty products here. And watch me test out their Mai Hair and Body Oil on their YouTube and Instagram channel!

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Picture courtesy of Salud YouTube channel.

 

Wishing you love, success and Salud!

T.S.

 

 

 

Beauty Lifestyle Uncategorized

New Hair! I Love It!

Vitto Mazza

If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook you’ll know I recently got my hair done. I got it cut and for the first time ever, colored! I had been wanting to get my hair colored since before New York Fashion Week, but unfortunately I was not fast enough in booking my hair stylist. I say that because she is always booked and for good reason! My hair stylist Krystal works at Vito Mazza known in 2012 for being the best Salon and Spa in the U.S. by Repackage.

I had never had my hair colored but I was ready for a lighter look and to say good-bye to my naturally dark brown/black hair. I have thick curly hair but my curls were being weighed down by the length of my hair. I was also losing hair in the shower and some days in bigger chunks than I was comfortable seeing. I take Biotin, the supplement known to help with hair growth and strength, but not regularly. So I was ready for a change that would be healthy for my hair.

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My hair before my new cut and color.

I chose my hair stylist before I chose the salon, as she is someone I went to college with. Don’t you love when you’ve kept in touch with someone who becomes successful!? I knew she would do a great job on my hair not only because I knew her, but because her social media is a resume for her work. A scroll through her Instagram alone is an album of her meticulous cut and colors. And not to mention my mom who has very short hair has become her one of her clients as well. Although my mom colors her own hair she always gets it professionally cut. She’s been getting her hair done by hair stylists since I was little, so I knew she would shoot me straight on where to go.

I was more excited for the change than nervous and had sent Krystal pictures on what I was thinking. I didn’t know what the name of the style I wanted was, thankfully she did. Turns out what I wanted was a balayage! Similar yet different from an ombre hairstyle due to the way the color is applied. The goal in this technique is to make the color transition more natural looking. Unlike an ombre hairstyle, dark hair or your natural hair color is left uncolored in the bottom half of the hair. Who Knew!

Here are the steps Krystal took to achieve my awesome new hair.

  • Dry cut my hair.

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  •      She then applied Matrix Light Master, which lightens the color of your hair (the blayage).
  •      Once she applied the Matrix lightener she wrapped those sections with foil.

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            Off to the dyer for 20 mins, so that the matrix could set.

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  • My hair was taken out of the foils and the Matrix was rinsed out.
  • She then toned my hair with Matrix Color Sync which helps strengthen the hair fibers. It also helps get rid of unwashed color pigment while locking in the color.
  • Next Bond Ultim8 Step two was applied to my hair for ten mins. This step helps protect your hair from damage in the process of coloring.
  • Once the Bond Ultim8 was rinsed off my hair was shampooed and conditioned with Matrix Biolage Hydrasource.

 

 

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Once the foils came off my hair was lighter already!

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Amazing new do!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 A sit under the dryer came next to lightly dry my hair.

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Already loving it at this point!

She then cut my hair again, to give it a long in the front and shorter in the back style.

   As I hardly straighten my hair I opted for a curly do so she styled it with Deva Curl frizz free foam,   coconut curl cream and curl boosting gel spray  .

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Krystal and I. Loving my new hair!

I use Tresemme Color protect shampoo and conditioner every morning. I try not to leave my hair under hot water as I don’t want the color to be stripped quickly. Once a week I apply the Matrix Bond Ultim8 for ten minutes and rinse it out. I am currently using Shea Moisture coconut, hibiscus curl and shine leave-in conditioner for thick and curly hair when I style my hair

My amazing hairstylist Krystal is also a Matrix Artistic Educator. She not only works for Vito Mazza but does hair for special occasions like weddings and proms. Check her out and book her now, she gets booked fast!

I love my new hair! Have you ever tried a new hair style? How was your experience?

T.S.