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Ole Henriksen

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

GIVEAWAY!!!!

Hey everyone! I promised a giveaway and I've teamed up with Atlanta Social Season Magazine to get you some pretty amazing prizes!

One is the extremely coveted Urban Decay Vice 3 Palette - if you haven't gotten one, you'll definitely want to enter - these babies go fast!

Second is the Clarisonic Opal - a great tool to help the eye area - to remove puffiness, reduce wrinkles, etc. And there's no catch. You just have to enter to win, because you can't win if you don't play! Here's the link to check it out: Giveaway!

I wish you all the best of luck and can't wait to announce  the winners soon! Particpants must be in the US.

xoxo,
Brett

Travel Lightly



Traveling can be a pain these days with so many rules to follow from the TSA. And let's not forget how many airlines charge you for checking even your first bag. How awful is it to have to check a bag at the last minute or have to throw one of your favorite products out? If you're like me, there's at least one splurge item in your beauty routine and it would hurt to have to leave it behind.


I've got some easy tips for making your travel light and hassle free.

First, I started with the Makeup Matte. It's a great holder for brushes and other things like blushes, lipsticks and shadows. It rolls up and is easily thrown into your carry on bag.









Next, is shampoo and conditioner. But Brett, you say, the hotels generally have shampoo and conditioner in the rooms. And while that's true, I would rather have my own and have enough for my long hair. So I took a small travel bottle, poured my shampoo into it and gave it a label. I didn't have another bottle for conditioner, but I had lots of samples of good conditioners that I could make good use of. (Same goes for the LA Fresh makeup remover pads in the first image.)

Foundation is an easy one, because most bottles fall within the 3-4 oz allowance for carry on. I guess I'm just taking the moment to let you know how much I love Make Up For Ever's HD Foundation. (Did you know you can go to Sephora and they can match your skin with a foundation using a scanner? Pretty awesome technology).

Again, I know they have body wash and lotion, but I like the scents I use at home. So, by pulling from my travel sizes, I can continue to smell like myself no matter where I go. (Sorry guys, but this Dark Kiss from Bath & Body Works has been discontinued. Bummer.)

I know Molton Brown makes some small sizes as well and they smell delicious and luxurious. It's all about what you're used to or comfortable with.

And of course I have to brag on my all-time favorite brand of moisturizer and serum: AHAVA. The Time to Hydrate gel moisturizer is fantastic. It hydrates just enough without leaving your face all greasy. And the Dead Sea Osmotor serum has kept my face looking wrinkle free and smooth. I adore both and they're both TSA approved to go in my carry on. YAY!

 
Last, but not least, I need a sunscreen that will pass, and Goldfaden's Sun Visor is the perfect solution. It has a non aerosol spray and it's  the perfect size. (and SPF 30)
 
Don't forget to put all your liquids into a quart-sized Ziplock bag for easy inspection! And enjoy that trip!



Tuesday, September 30, 2014

How to Win as a Woman

La Fresh, maker of convenience wipes for every beauty occasion, has embarked on a mission to promote women empowerment with their Be Good campaign. La Fresh is offering beauty and business tips for women on how best to prepare for major moments in life, like an interview, business meeting, or presentation.

Eve Yen, founder of La Fresh, offers the below tips when preparing for these momentous occasions.

1. Sharpen your confidence by being prepared. Research and learn about the company you are applying to or the topic you are discussing. Educate yourself on things you aren’t familiar with.

2. Knowledge is power that builds confidence. When you are confident, you look confident and you feel good and others will notice that.

3. As Emma Watson spoke about over the weekend during her speech to the U.N. about gender equality and the #HeToShe initiative, don’t alter your goal, mentality, or desired pay based on your gender. Women deserve to be afforded the same opportunities, pay, freedom and education as that of their male counterparts.

4. Have strong character and integrity. Sell yourself but be genuine. You never know what doors may open and you want to make sure you have a good reputation.

5. Positivity will get you places you never thought possible. You can land your dream job. If starting your own business is your dream, don’t put it off – get started today. Don’t be afraid – don’t sell yourself short - you can do it!

6. Make a great first impression – you only get one. Dress for the job you want. Be well groomed, clean and professional. A smile is your best accessory!

You can do what you put your mind to - don't let anyone tell you different. Put your dreams into action by taking the first step!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The Modern Bun

Selena Gomez always looks elegant, and her modern, geometric take on a classic bun is effortless enough to wear to the office, and chic enough to pair with evening wear for a night out! The sleek up do may look complicated, but Keratin Complex International Educator Niki Galanomatis provides tips on how to easily recreate the look at home:

1) Start by distributing a dime size amount of KeraBalm throughout damp hair.
2) Blow dry hair smooth using a Keratin Complex Ceramic + Ionic 3” Round Brush and NEW HydraDry Dual Ion + Ceramic Professional Smoothing Dryer.
3) Brush hair into a smooth ponytail and secure with elastic hair band.
4) Divide the ponytail in two sections. Going in opposite directions, wrap first piece around the hair band and secure with a bobby pins. Continue to wrap the second piece in the opposite direction and secure with bobby pins.
5) Spray hair with Flex Flow Flexible Shaping Hairspray for a light finishing hold.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Stop Aging Your Face Today!


Most of us know skincare basics. We understand that sun, cigarettes, and too much alcohol can contribute to premature aging. La Jolla, California board certified dermatologist Dr. Susan Stuart reveals there are lesser known “evils” that can propel the aging process.

 

Eating Too Much Sodium
Excess sodium in your diet can suck the moisture out of skin, leaving it dry and dull. To avoid this, cut back on salty treats and invest in a hydrating facial moisturizer.

Facial Expressions
Every time you move that beautiful face, your skin wrinkles a little bit. Most of the time your face bounces back and those little wrinkles disappear once new skin cells grow.
 

Central heating
Many of us spend a fortune on anti-aging skin products, yet we may regularly accelerate skin aging without even being aware of it. The central heating and air conditioning systems that many of us use at home and at work can severely dry out skin, leading to premature aging and wrinkles. To help keep skin youthful and soft, try turning down the heating and wearing more layers to stay warm. Keeping a glass of water in the room can also increase humidity, while wearing a protective face cream can help relieve dryness.

Soap
While you may think that soap is your skin’s best friend, this is actually not the case. The reason for this is that your skin has an acid mantle which is a natural protective barrier of the skin. When you wash with soap – which is generally alkaline – it can remove this protective layer of oils and dry out the skin, eventually leading to wrinkles. While it is not advisable to stop washing entirely, try swapping the soap for a PH-neutral and chemical-free cleanser, and bear in mind that there is such a thing as over-cleansing your skin.


Your pillowcase
You may think you’re indulging in a bit of beauty sleep when you hit the hay at night; however the opposite could in fact be true. If you regularly sleep with the same side of your face pressed against a cotton pillow case this may cause creases on the skin which can eventually turn to fine lines and wrinkles. To help stay youthful overnight try sleeping on your back instead, or switch to a silk or satin pillowcase to create less compression wrinkles and help maintain skin’s moisture levels.

Not Remembering Your Lips
Three-to-five cellular layers of skin rest upon your lips, so it's important that your beauty regime includes them too. Frequently having dry, chapped lips causes them to age faster. Look for lipsticks and lip balm that contain petrolatum, dimethicone, and glycerine to help keep your smackers hydrated.

Drinking from bottles and through straws
It may be hard to believe but, yes, the puckering process of drinking from a bottle or through a straw. Just like any repeated muscle motion this can lead to fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth. Face cream can help. But dermatologists tell those who are prone to fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth to avoid straws altogether.

Drinking Coffee
Caffeine is a major culprit when it comes to dry skin and the magnification of wrinkles. Quench skin by drinking lots of water. Add fruit slices like orange or lemon to enhance the flavor.

Not Drinking Enough Water
Hydrating yourself daily will not only help to fight off aging, but also give your skin a healthy glow. Skip the water and you’ll be stuck with rough and 'shrunken' skin.

Slouching at work
How often do you find yourself slumped over your desk, hand propped beneath your chin? If the answer is a lot, decreased back and neck pain aren’t the only reasons to sit up straight. “Extreme extension or flexing of the neck from leaning on your chin can stretch the skin there, leading to wrinkling and sagging,” says Dr. Stuart. Looking down for prolonged periods of time while texting or reading may cause or worsen the same damage.




About Susan Stuart
 
www.lajollaskin.com
Dr. Stuart is co-founder of La Jolla Plastic Surgery Dermatology.
 

Susan Stuart, M.D. received her Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree from Tulane University School of Medicine. She completed a highly competitive one year internship at Mercy Hospital Medical Center in San Diego followed by a residency at Emory University, one of the most highly respected dermatology training programs in the U.S. She also completed a one year postgraduate dermatology fellowship in pediatric dermatology at Stanford University Medical Center.
Dr. Stuart's career began with her undergraduate education where she received her B.A. degree from Duke University and was elected into Phi Beta Kappa, elite academic honor bestowed upon a small percentage of undergraduates who have achieved the highest standards of scholarship in the U.S. In addition, Dr. Stuart is the founder and past president of a nationally recognized organization for children with physical and emotional disorders at Duke University.
After completing 8 years of postgraduate medical education, Dr. Stuart began offering San Diego skin care services and has remained in the area ever since. She has worked with several internationally respected dermatologists and laser experts while continuing her academic endeavors as a faculty member at UCSD Medical Center, where she has instructed interns and residents. She maintains active staff privileges at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla.
Dr. Stuart is considered one of San Diego's leading experts in dermatology and lasers and has been selected as one of American's top physicians in dermatology. She has been featured regularly on news shows including NBC, ABC, and KUSI for her expertise on a variety of dermatology topics and procedures, including San Diego Fraxel® laser skin rejuvenation and BOTOX® Cosmetic
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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Fabfitfun VIP Summer Unboxing!

What a treat to receive the summer VIP box from www.fabfitfun.com - and look at everything included!

A water bottle with a separate compartment for fruit to make fruit infused waters (I love this idea!)

A cosmetics bag from Thirsday Friday with a cute purse printed on one side. 

Pop chips - who doesn't love those?

Birthday cake Slim Fast bar - innocent indulgence, yes!

Zoya nail polish

Kisstixx strawberry and chocolate lip balm set

Balanced Guru no frizz oil. 

Skintimate shaving cream. Lotionized

Sonya Dakar flash facial one minute exfoliating treatment

Pur-lisse spf30 sunscreen 

Always xtra protection all day liners

Share this summer box with 3 best friends. For each friend who redeems, you get a $15 credit towards fall. If all 3 redeem, your fall box is FREE! Code: 9961112

www.VIP.fabfitfun.com

Monday, July 7, 2014

Looking to improve your body shape? Join the Club!

Did you know that 95% of people wish they could improve their body shape?

Now, it's possible to improve the tone and smoothness of your legs, with NeriumFirm Body Countouring Cream.

What is NeriumFirm and how does it work, you ask?

NeriumFirm is a skin-tightening cream developed from the patented NAE-8 extract of the Nerium oleander plant. Its powerful antioxidant formulation has been clinically proven to reduce the appearance of cellulite and dimpling and to help smooth, tighten and firm the appearance of loose skin. NeriumFirm also helps restore the appearance of youthful contour, tone and texture.

It's non-greasy formula sinks into skin rabidly, and you can begin seeing results in a matter of weeks. 

Get yours at www.mynerium.com