Posts Written On May 2017

You Need This Shampoo Come Summer Showers

Summer time is almost here – but with that comes Summer showers!

I have a secret to keep my hair smooth and non-broken at all. Especially in the Summer time, using this product, you can enjoy the weather with your always-beautiful hair. Today I am going to share this secret with you!

Humidity and rain can ruin even the best hair days, leaving it frizzy and unmanageable. éprouvage just launched the products you’ll need to overcome those Summer Showers. The NEW Smoothing Shampoo and Smoothing Conditioner are specifically designed to nourish and hydrate for sleek, manageable hair.

éprouvage Smoothing Shampoo ($15, éprouvage.com) – gently cleanses while providing optimal softness and shine. Hair is left feeling healthy and smooth without weigh down. Formulated with our Progressive Plant Cell Technology for healthier looking hair and scalp.

Benefits

  • Cleanses hair and scalp while restoring hydration.
  • Tames dry, tired strands for frizz-free, sleek styles.
  • Increases hair’s resistance to breakage.

éprouvage Smoothing Conditioner ($16, éprouvage.com) – A replenishing and detangling conditioner that provides hydration to unruly hair. This formula nourishes and hydrates for sleek, manageable hair. Formulated with our Progressive Plant Cell Technology for healthier looking hair and scalp.

Benefits

  • Restores hydration and nourishes dry, unruly hair.
  • Gently detangles without weighing hair down.
  • Replenishes moisture and improves manageability.
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Facts and Fallacies: Here’s What You Need To Know About Detox

You probably hear some friends or family members going on a detox after embarking on a month-long or even week-long journey of less than ideal diets.

 

From solid food fasting to colon cleansing, a detox diet is an option for people who want to lose weight or jumpstart into a healthy lifestyle. For a short period, detox has become a form of diet for shaving off some pounds using low-calorie regimens.

 

Beware though, because detox therapies aren’t as healthy and beneficial as they seem. As a matter of fact, nutrition experts and doctors alike warn that they can be risky and can even backfire at your health.

 

If you’re still thinking about it, here are the things that you need to know first.

 

What is Detox?

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Scientifically, detoxification is a practice of removing toxic and other harmful substances in the body. It is more about optimizing and improving the functions of your body’s detoxification systems.

 

People who patronize detox therapies believe it can reduce the risk of diseases and renders you with good health, glowing skin and radiant energy. But then again, there are no scientific proofs that this so-called cleansing is beneficial to a person’s health.

 

But if there’s one thing that comes close to the claims stated above, it is that if your kidneys and liver are healthy, they will do a great job of cleansing your body on a daily basis. The benefits of eating fruits, vegetables and whole grains go a long way in improving your health and is more long-term compared to cleansing.

 

Truth About Toxins

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Since we’re talking about detoxification here, it’s only proper that we dig deeper about the clamoring of people for detox. Let’s talk about toxins.

Toxins are poisons from biological processes. It could be metabolic wastes generated by the cells in your body.

 

Commonly, when people talk about toxins, they are most likely referring to human-made chemicals as well. A human body accumulates natural and human-made toxins when ingesting food and water and breathing air.

 

According to Dr. Michael Gershon, a professor of cell biology and pathology at Columbia University in New York, what you need to understand is that undergoing an internal cleansing or drinking juice is not going to help your body flush out these toxins more efficiently or faster.  Your body has natural systems that get rid of toxins on its own.

 

The Built-in Detox System

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The liver is the primary organ that helps in the detoxification process of the body. Everything that you take and breathe is broken down and distributed to the bloodstream then passes through the liver, the body’s largest internal organ.

 

The body naturally depends on the liver to modulate, store, synthesize and excrete essential nutrients and proteins. It also helps in transforming, purifying and filtering unneeded substances or toxins.

 

A lot of detoxification scheme claims that cleansing is good for the liver, but to healthy people, toxins do not go in the liver. Rather, the liver converts harmful chemicals into water-soluble substances that you can easily excrete or sweat out.

 

Meet The Fat Cell

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The general detoxification scheme that generates massive fandom includes juicing, fasting, eating raw diet or swallowing a herbal solution. But, studies have not shown that juices or foods are useful in pulling out toxins from the organs or blood.

 

While there are proponents who argue that juicing or fasting help in burning fat cells, which they say contains toxins, the idea is not scientifically sound. Burning fat cells have nothing to do with the body’s natural process of detoxification.

 

Dramatic limitation of food intake via fasting or crash dieting will only put stress on the person’s biological system. One of the serious risks of fasting is dehydration. Your kidney, intestines, and liver are good enough to overcome different dietary insults. Cleansing and juicing will only jeopardize the proper mechanisms of your bodily systems.

 

The Effort Level for Detoxification Is High

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If you are seriously considering detox, there are two things that you need to prepare for yourself. You’ll be hungry and weak.

 

Regardless whether detox is safe or not, it all depends on your plan and for how long you are going to do it. Most people are not comfortable with nutrient-poor and low-calorie diet, much fewer juice diets. The potential side effects include low blood sugar, low energy, dizziness, lightheadedness, fatigue, and nausea.

 

If detoxifying appeals to you, what you can do is eat fruits, vegetables, whole grains and whole foods. These foods are good for you and will give you long lasting results especially if you include exercises.

 

Detoxification Is Not Good For Certain Conditions

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Detox is not only dangerous for people with certain medical conditions, but they are harmful too. No studies prove that it improves blood pressure or lowers cholesterol. A diet that restricts food intake will only lead you to serious health issues.

 

If there’s exemption to the rule, it would be a diet that encourages clean-eating. Clean-eating approach is ideal for people who suffer from high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes and heart disease.

 

Does It Work?

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The biggest question is, does it work? Well, if your goal is to shave off some pounds, it might help you, but there’s a high chance that you’ll gain it back. At the end of the day, you accomplish nothing. And, it’s certainly not a healthy approach.

 

There are even claims that detoxifying improves sexual desire or libido. But it is just a big misconception. Besides taking a toll to your energy and endurance, detox methods that involve ‘liquid-only’ approach is a threat to your stamina. Detoxifying has no relation to sexual endurance. Check out omg brah reviews Male Extra, and you’ll get more informative facts relating to sexual stamina and diet issues.

 

Now, if your goal is to detoxify your system, don’t waste your money and time. Your body is already an expert at getting rid toxins, no matter what you eat.

 

Toxins do not build up in your kidneys, liver or any other part of your body. You can’t ward them off with detox schemes. Stay away from diets that promise cleansing or detoxifying your body or whatever it is that the diet determines needs flushing out.

 

The only beneficial diet is one that omits high-fat, processed and sugary foods and replaces them with whole foods.

 

Takeaway

 

You probably heard a lot about detox for a long time, but all of them are just excitement with no health benefits. There are various ways to get your body healthy and in shape. Detoxifying is certainly not one of them.

 

Author Bio:
As an environmental advocate, Harry Beckett believes in the importance of preserving our nature. Apart from nature, he is also a self-confessed health enthusiast and spends most of his free time researching and reading about the latest trend in health and fitness. During his downtime, he likes to write his ideas and thoughts about men’s health and generously shares them with his readers.

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Met Gala Makeup: Margaret Qualley in IT Cosmetics

Makeup by Talia Sparrow for IT Cosmetics

 INSPIRATION:

Makeup artist Talia Sparrow was inspired by the idea of “natural beauty, with originality.”

“HOW TO” for Look:

Skin Prep Steps

  1. Talia Sparrow first cleanses the face with Bye Bye Makeup Melting Balm
    2.
    Gently massage IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Cream™ into skin
    3. Apply IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Eye Cream™ to under eye area using ring finger
    4. Apply Bye Bye Pores Primer to entire face starting at the center and blending outward

Makeup Look Steps

  1. Apply IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better™ CC+™ Cream with SPF 50+ in Fair using a dampIT Spongeand blend out using the Heavenly Skin Full Coverage Foundation Brush #703
    2.
    Apply IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye™ Concealerin Fair using ring finger and blend out using brush
    3. Use fluffy eye shadow brush to apply IT Cosmetics Superhero Eye Transforming Anti-Aging Super Palette in shade Confidence
    4.
    Using fingers, apply IT Cosmetics CC+® RADIANCE VITALITY BRIGHTENING CRÈME DISC bronzer and blush shades to cheeks and blend
    5. Set blush for longer wear with IT Cosmetics Ombré Radiance Blush™
    6.
    Apply IT Cosmetics BUILD-A-BROW™  in Dark Brown in feathery stokes using Heavenly Luxe Brow Brush #12, lengthen brow using IT Cosmetics Brow Power™ Universal Eyebrow Pencil
  2. Apply NEW Confidence in Your Glow using Heavenly Skin One-Sweep Wonder Brush #705 in an upward sweeping motion to cheek bones
    8. Give lashes 5 coats usingIT Cosmetics Hello Lashes™ 5-in-1 Mascara
  3. Set foundation with Celebration Foundationin Fair
    10. Apply Blurred Lines™ Smooth-Fill Lipstick in Naturally Pretty to lips

PRODUCT INFORMATION:

 IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Makeup Melting Balm

Bye Bye Makeup™ is your revolutionary fast-acting cleanser, makeup remover and anti-aging serum all in one step! Developed with plastic surgeons, this sulfate-free formula infuses your skin with deep-cleansing extracts and botanicals to completely remove all traces of makeup and impurities without drying or irritation. At the same time, proprietary Skin-Softening Serum Concentrate™ is activated on contact, providing a soft barrier of moisture that helps ward off free-radicals and pollutants for healthier, younger-looking results.

Perfect for all skin types, even the most sensitive, Bye Bye Makeup™ takes it all off (without stripping)—and leaves your skin instantly hydrated and supple!

IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Cream™

Great skin starts with confidence! Perfect for all skin types, even the most sensitive, Confidence in a Cream™ deeply hydrates, restores radiance and reduces the look of pores, uneven texture and discoloration. Proprietary Anti-Aging Armour Regenerative Concentrate™ is activated upon contact to immerse your skin in moisture for powerful results that you’ll see instantly, and more dramatic results over time.

Developed with plastic surgeons, the leading experts in skin rejuvenation, this revolutionary super cream is your quick-absorbing moisturizer that goes beyond hydration for results you can feel confident in. Paraben-free, hypoallergenic and non-irritating, Confidence in a Cream™ nourishes your skin with collagen, hyaluronic acid, peptides, ceramides, antioxidants and colloidal oatmeal to help minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while improving the texture of your skin and delivering the ideal amount of moisture.

Clinically shown results!

  • 100% said skin was soft, smooth & infused with moisture*
  • 97% said skin looked and felt rejuvenated*
  • 94% said skin felt younger and healthier*
  • 81% said pores appeared minimized, and fine lines & wrinkles appeared less noticeable

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Eye Cream™

Make tired eyes look instantly more awake! Developed with plastic surgeons, this clinically shown anti-aging, moisturizing eye cream visibly smooths lines and brightens while reducing the appearance of dark circles and puffiness. Perfect for all skin types, even the most sensitive, the deeply nourishing, quick-absorbing formula delivers powerful results to leave your eye area looking younger and well-rested.

This luxurious cream’s exclusive “dark shadow minimizing” blue tint brightens even the darkest eye circles. Collagen, essential oils and caffeine help nourish and firm your delicate eye-area skin, while vitamin C, copper, blue algae and peptides give you loads of anti-aging benefits. Plus, hyaluronic acid and cucumber extract hydrate, cool and help attract and maintain moisture to enhance suppleness and restore radiance.

  • Clinically shown to reduce the look of lines and wrinkles, dark circles and puffiness!
  • Exclusive “dark shadow minimizing” blue tint brightens even the darkest under-eye circles
  • Anti-aging copper, caffeine, vitamin C, collagen, cucumber extract and peptides

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Primer

Developed with plastic surgeons, this revolutionary, pore-erasing, anti-aging skin perfector instantly blurs the look of pores, fine lines, wrinkles and uneven texture while hydrating and treating your skin! Infused with powerful skin-loving ingredients including Moroccan lava clay, colloidal clay, purifying charcoal, papaya fruit extract, hydrolyzed collagen, hyaluronic acid, peptides and niacin—plus exclusive Bye Bye Pores Optical Blurring Technology™—the velvety, weightless formula glides on effortlessly to neutralize and correct, minimize shine and create a smooth barrier for flawless makeup application. Non-clogging, oil-free and translucent, it’s also perfect for all skin types and tones!

IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better™ CC+™ Cream with SPF 50+

Developed with plastic surgeons, it truly gives you full, flawless, perfect coverage and protects your skin with SPF 50+ UVA/UVB broad-spectrum physical sunscreen.

Clinically shown to give you 179% of skin hydration, smooth skin texture and enhance skin brightness, this breakthrough color-correcting cream never creases or cracks and instantly camouflages skin imperfections including dark spots. Plus, it’s infused with an advanced anti-aging serum made of hydrolyzed collagen, peptides, niacin, hyaluronic acid, antioxidants and vitamins A, B, C and E that work in harmony to diffuse the look of wrinkles, minimize pores and give you a more radiant, supple and flawless-looking complexion.

 

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye

Developed with plastic surgeons, this best-selling, award-winning, cult-favorite waterproof concealer delivers highly pigmented, long-lasting coverage that won’t crease or crack. Infused with high-performance pigments and anti-aging peptides, vitamins, hydrolyzed collagen, hyaluronic acid and antioxidants, the game-changing formula improves the appearance of wrinkles and effectively conceals the look of skin imperfections including dark circles, bags, redness, hyperpigmentation, broken capillaries, age spots and discoloration. Finally, a multitasking, full-coverage concealer that makes your skin look younger!

 

IT Cosmetics Superhero™ Eye Transforming Anti-Aging Super Palette

Transform your eyes with this must-have, universally flattering, game-changing palette featuring 12 all-new Superhero™-inspired shades. Discover the long-wear power of innovative Superhero Pigment Power Technology™ for super smooth, super skin-loving, super saturated shades that last from day to night! Experience your flawless Superhero Nudes, Superhero Neutrals and Superhero Liners, plus discover your ground-breaking Superhero™ Eye Foundation™ eyeshadow base shades in three super wearable colors that are perfect for all skin tones!

  • 12 all-new, must-have Superhero™-inspired shades, perfect for all skin tones!
  • Superhero Pigment Power Technology™ for super saturated, velvety, skin-loving color that lasts
  • Revolutionary Superhero™ Eye Foundation™ eyeshadows color correct, neutralize & smooth lids
  • Easy how-to guide gives you the power to create limitless eye looks, from natural to classic to smokey!

IT Cosmetics CC+® RADIANCE VITALITY BRIGHTENING CRÈME DISC

It’s your complexion perfection and most beautiful skin in a compact! This trio of anti-aging crème powerhouses creates your most naturally pretty look of vitality and radiance! This compact includes your anti-aging matte crème bronzer, brightening crème blush, and crème luminizer to highlight your features, effortlessly blending into your skin to create the look of youth and your most beautiful you!

Each of these crème formulas is infused with anti-aging ingredients such as hydrolyzed collagen, hyaluronic acid, peptides, acai, green tea, anti-oxidants and vitamins A, C and E. The crème formulas blend together beautifully on your skin, creating the look of a more youthful complexion. Find your perfect flush of color and vitality glow.

 

IT Cosmetics CC+™ Radiance Ombre Blush in Je Ne Sais Quoi

Your gorgeous flush of color and radiance is just a brush stroke away with this innovative color correcting radiance Ombré Blush. The exclusive Je Ne Sais Quoi® shade transforms from matte to radiance and is formulated to bring out your individual healthy flush of color and glow! Perfect for all skin tones.

Clinically shown all day waterproof!

IT Cosmetics Build-A-Brow

Experience 24-hour brow power! This beauty game-changer delivers a waterproof taming gel, soft powder stain, brow conditioner, built-in primer and melted fill-in fibers—all in one revolutionary formula infused with biotin, lecithin, peptides, saw palmetto and antioxidants to condition each hair for your most beautiful brows. Developed with plastic surgeons and clinically shown waterproof for 24 hours, the budge-proof stain coats each brow hair and adheres to skin with Melted Fiber Technology that fills in gaps and looks like real hair, even if your brows are sparse or missing. For your most flawless application, let your Heavenly Luxe™ Build-A-Brow™ Brush #12 do the work for you; its unique fence-shaped bristles give you natural-looking definition and a polished finish.

IT Cosmetics Brow Power™ Universal Eyebrow Pencil

The original phenomenon! Developed with plastic surgeons, this #1 best-selling, award-winning pencil is infused with brow-enhancing biotin, lecithin, saw palmetto, nettle, green tea, antioxidants, grape seed, and vitamins A, B5, C and E, plus proprietary Brow Power™ Technology to give you your most beautiful, natural-looking brows—even if you have none at all! Brow Power™ features an exclusive oval tip that works on both thin and thick brows to mimic the look of real hair, plus a built-in grooming spooley brush for polished perfection. The revolutionary, budge-proof formula adheres to skin for long-lasting results, while the universal transforming shade adjusts to all hair colors based on pressure and completely covers gray. Apply softer strokes for lighter hair colors, and press harder for darker tones. It truly is your brows but better!

  • #1 best-selling, award-winning brow pencil!
  • Budge-proof formula looks like real hair and adheres to skin for brows that last
  • Universal Taupe shade transforms to all brow hair colors based on pressure

Brow-enhancing biotin, saw palmetto and antioxidants

NEW!!!! IT Cosmetics Confidence in Your Glow

Get the look of an instant all-over vitality-filled glow, plus a boost of brightening and radiant warmth, in one simple step! From the sensorial experience of the fresh orange scent to the powerful vitamin C-infused radiance-boosting and brightening formula, Confidence in Your Glow™ transforms the look of your complexion with high-performance, anti-aging ingredients and talc-free, ultra-luxe pigments. Combined with proprietary Drops of Light Technology™, your skin will feel instantly softer and smoother with a younger, airbrushed appearance! Developed with plastic surgeons and perfect for all skin types and tones, this compact is truly your one-step wonder for your most beautiful-looking skin.

IT Cosmetics Hello Lashes™ 5-in-1 Mascara

When’s the last time your lashes were so noticeably long and luxe, you could wave hello with them? It’s time! Developed with plastic surgeons, this game-changing bestseller is your volumizing mascara, conditioning lash primer, lash-enhancing serum, lash tint and curler—all in one! While the triple-action brush lengthens, curls and separates your lashes, the innovative lash ball detailer tip lets you Go Vertical™ and is designed to reach every last inner and outer corner lash. Clinically shown to increase lash volume by 430%, this revolutionary formula is infused with biotin, collagen, proteins, jojoba, green tea, açai, saw palmetto and amino acids for your most gorgeous, long-wearing lash results!

  • #1 best-selling, award-winning mascara!
  • Lash-loving biotin, collagen, proteins, jojoba, saw palmetto and amino acids
  • Delivers 5 products, all in one:
    • Volumizing mascara
    • Conditioning primer
    • Peptide-infused lash serum
    • Lash tint
    • Lash comb/curler

IT Cosmetics Celebration Foundation

This best-selling, full-coverage, ultra-hydrating powder foundation gives you the power to experience your most flawless complexion in just 30 seconds! Celebration Foundation™ instantly airbrushes the look of imperfections while delivering highly pigmented, buildable coverage that lasts all day, never creases or cracks—and makes your skin look younger! Developed with plastic surgeons, the talc-free formula absorbs oil and shine without settling into fine lines and wrinkles, and is infused with anti-aging, skin-loving ingredients including hydrolyzed collagen, silk, peptides and antioxidants for your most beautiful results. Just a small amount of this game-changing powder goes a long way for all-over complexion perfection!!

IT Cosmetics Blurred Lines™ Smooth-Fill Lipstick in Naturally Pretty

Blurred Lines™ Smooth Fill Lipstick is your full rich color, instant color correction, and hydrating vitality! Effortlessly gliding over your lips to hydrate and add full, lush color, this anti-aging lipstick erases the appearance of fine lines on your lips and evens out the appearance of your lip tone!

Infused with lip-loving ingredients including Collagen, Peptides, Hyaluronic Filling Spheres, Shea Butter, Jojoba and Grape Seed Extract to nourish your lips while evening your lip tone, smooth the appearance of lip lines, and add color to your lips that will revitalize your entire complexion!

This is for anyone who wants nourished lips and hydrating lasting lip color! Anyone who wants to minimize the look of fine lines and uneven lip tone that increases as we age. Anyone who wants to treat your lips to the benefits of anti-aging, hydrating ingredients! Anyone who wants a younger-looking, beautiful smile!

  • LIP-LOVING, HYDRATING FORMULA FEATURES A BUILT-IN PRIMER AND NEVER CREASES, CRACKS OR FEATHERS!
  • OPTICAL-BLURRING PIGMENTS PROVIDE ULTIMATE COLOR AND CORRECT THE TONE AND TEXTURE OF YOUR LIPS IN ONE!
  • CUSHIONY AND LUSTROUS TEXTURE ENVELOPS LIPS WITH A GLOSSY NATURAL FINISH IN A SINGLE LINE-SMOOTHING SWIPE!
  • HYALURONIC FILLING SPHERES AND COLLAGEN ERASE THE LOOK OF FINE LINES AND WRINKLES FOR YOUTH-FILLED LIPS!

 

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Red Tint No More: Galaxy S8 Red tint fix is now on T-Mobile

If in case you haven’t heard it before, Samsung’s new S8 and S8+, has been well received. But of course, with early models, you tend to see a few errors, a notable one being the red tint in certain S8 phones.

Luckily, Samsung is now rolling out update to fix the Galaxy S8/S8+ red tint issue for T-Mobile customers. This will be the first update for US owners to get the fix.

The South Korean manufacturer said last week that it would issue an update to automatically fix color calibration of the Galaxy S8 after a few users reported that their devices had a red tint on their displays.


Now we’re just waiting to see if they can fix the random reboots.

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