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NEW! IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better Primer+

Summer is officially here and IT’s time to say goodbye to shine! IT Cosmetics NEW! Your Skin But Better Primer+ Oil-Free is your makeup-gripping base that hydrates your skin while extending the wear of your makeup.

This skin-transforming primer works to refine the look of pores with continued use, helping to deliver a more even feel to your skin’s surface for smooth makeup application that lasts! Pair IT with your favorite CC+ Cream for a flawless, oil-free look – IT’s a magnet for your makeup!

Why You’ll Love IT: 

  • Hydrates skin and extends the wear of your makeup
  • Refines the look of pores with continued use
  • Oil-free formula infused with skin-loving glycerin, bark extract and ginger root extract
  • Pairs perfectly with your CC+ Creams, especially CC+ Cream Oil-Free Matte SPF 40

Apply a thin, even layer onto clean skin, after your moisturizer. Blend foundation and other makeup on top for a smooth, fresh finish that lasts. Can be worn on bare skin for an extra boost of hydration. Your Skin But Better Primer+ ($39) is available on sephora.com and itcosmetics.com.

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The Essential Guide to Using Plant-Based Ingredients for Health, Wellness, and Personal Skincare

Introducing Plant-Powered Beauty: The Essential Guide to Using Plant-Based Ingredients for Health, Wellness, and Personal Skincare, by Amy Galper, a long-awaited resource for those who are ready to harness the power of plant-based energy to maintain their natural beauty and promote health and well-being. The book includes over 50 easy-to-follow recipes to make their own plant-based skincare and beauty products. With tips and guidance from two aromatherapists and natural beauty experts, authors Amy Galper, the Co-Founder of New York Institute of Aromatic Studies, and Christina Daigneault, her former student, also show readers how to deconstruct beauty labels, parse ingredient lists, make informed decisions about the products they use, and better understand how their skin works. Galper says, “I want to continue to educate and celebrate plants as well as use them for health and wellness purposes. We can become better people by having a better sense of smell.”

The benefits of essential oils include:

Increase Productivity & Improve Focus 

The sweet smell of success! Interested in founding out what and how essential oils raise levels of norepinephrine, a brain chemical linked to executive decision-making and motivation? In this immersive workshop, we’ll dive into the essential oils that provide an instant boost in productivity and focus. From relaxing an overactive mind, to improving memory retention and clarity of thought, participants will explore what oils make us laser-sharp.

Reduce Stress

Looking to banish stress and anxiety the natural way? Take action to relieve stress for good health and well- being and learn what essential oils immediately induce the feeling of peace and relaxation, bringing a sense of calm to whatever challenges you might face. In this hands-on experiential workshop, participants will learn and explore how the simple act of smelling can reduce our stress and promote mind-body healing.

Expand Creativity

Have the desire to create, but experiencing that all-too-familiar writer’s block? Aromatherapy can help get the creative juices flowing and increase clarity and vision. Even Leonardo da Vinci is thought to have used them to induce inspiration! In this applied workshop, learn what essential oils stimulate the brain and enhance relaxation and positivity to conjure a mental environment where imagination can flourish.

Sleep Better

Not getting enough shut-eye and feeling even more tired in the morning? Sleep deprivation can lead to a host of issues such as a weakened immune system, cognitive impairment, increased risk of accidents, and poor work performance. In this workshop, learn which essential oils can help get you back to feeling energized and refreshed from a great night’s sleep, so you can tackle that big project or presentation as a renewed you!

MORE ABOUT AMY GALPER: 

Amy Galper, the pioneering educator, entrepreneur, and advocate behind the New York Institute of Aromatherapy, now rebranded as the New York Institute of Aromatic Studies; has provided third-party consultation in aromatherapy and natural beauty for over 10 years. Having worked with many of the top media outlets, Amy lends her expertise to beauty, wellness and lifestyle brands who need an unbiased specialist for media interviews, desk- sides, and events about wellness, essential oils, natural beauty, and ingredients. Amy has appeared as a featured speaker at the Indie Beauty Expo, Women in Flavor & Fragrance Conference, and EcoSessions. She has been a guest lecturer at NYU, and is currently part of the Visiting Faculty at Arbor Vitae School of Traditional Herbalism in New York City. She has been featured on FOX NEWS, CUNY TV, and FAT MASCARA, and has been quoted as an aromatherapy expert for dozens of articles and posts about essential oils as seen in Cosmopolitan Magazine, Dr. OZ, Prevention, Well and Good, Mind Body Green, People and many more. Her book, “Plant Powered Beauty,” launched March 2018 with great response.

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Scentbird Debuts “Healing Crystal/Gemstone Collection” Beauty Masks featuring Rose Quartz, Amethyst, Citrine, Moonstone and Black Onyx

Have you heard about Scentbird? If you start reading our blog from a couple of years ago, you will remember this amazing luxury fragrance and beauty subscription service. I recommend about it in gift guide articles, and now I still recommend it because they partner with over 500 top brands, so you’ll receive 100% authentic scents every time!

A great news about Scentbird, this premier fragrance/ beauty subscription service now delivering to 300,000 people a month, debuted last month a first-ever “Healing Crystal/ Gemstone Collection.” Featuring five masks with the natural healing powers of Rose Quartz, Amethyst, Citrine, Moonstone, and Black Onyx, the masks soothe, refresh and revive the skin. The capsule collection is designed to harness the unique holistic properties of gemstones, and target a variety of skin conditions, from anti-aging to inflammation. Whether looking for a moisturizing and nourishing treatment, cooling and calming or a warming skin detox, the Scentbird “Healing Crystal/ Gemstone Collection” offers a range of benefits and textures to personalize anyone’s skincare routine.

“Over the past few years, I’ve been fascinated with the holistic properties of crystals,” said Mariya Nurislamova, CEO of Scentbird. “In developing the Crystal Face Mask capsule collection, we wanted to highlight the unique skin-healing powers of each gemstone and fuse them with complementary ingredients like Hyaluronic Acid and Centella Asiatica​. Everyone’s skin is different, and we really wanted to provide a range of textures and benefits to help beauty-lovers choose what works for them.

Among the Masks are:

Rose Quartz Nourishing Youth Mask

Get supple, youthful-looking skin in no time with healing rose quartz. Rosehip Seed Oil provides intense nourishment, minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while honey locks in moisture for a soft & smooth complexion. Rich in antioxidants and crushed rose quartz, this ultra-moisturizing mask helps plump and rejuvenate the skin’s natural glow.

Amethyst Calming Cooling Mask

A tranquil treat for tired skin, infused with calming amethyst. Powered by Centella Asiatica, a super-soothing white tea extract that helps to calm skin and reduce inflammation, our cooling mask offers sweet relief to sensitive & stressed skin. Lavender flower helps soothe & hydrate skin, while crushed amethyst crystals help banish redness and balance the complexion.

Citrine Brightening Peel-Off Mask

Banish imperfections and boost brilliance with radiant citrine. Energizing turmeric & Vitamin C help revitalize the appearance of dull & uneven skin, unveiling a more refined, refreshed and radiant complexion. A blend of crushed citrine and powerful antioxidants helps to ward off damaging free radicals, to brighten and firm the look and feel of skin.

Moonstone Hydrating Sleeping Mask 

Ethereal moonstone imparts dreamy, dewy skin, infused with light. The lightweight, pillow-proof formula boasts Hyaluronic Acid to lock in moisture to the skin, for a luminous, lit-from-within glow. Crushed moonstone crystals infuse skin with radiance, while fresh water lily soothes and moisturizes, for silky, supple skin.

Black Onyx Warming Detox Mask

Your ultimate skin protector, black onyx strips away pore-clogging dirt, oil and pollution to purify skin. Black silt helps reduce the look of pores & keeps oil at bay, all without stripping skin of essential moisture. The essential healing powers of black onyx and jasmine combine to enhance the skin’s natural elasticity.

Have a lovely detox mask night with Scentbird’s Black Onyx Warming Detox Mask!

The following every another night, I tried each one. I have to say, I love them all. First, the product is beautiful, the foam has glitters which add shining on your face; Second, it works so well, you will feel the difference right after you use it; The most important is, my skin is pretty sensitive, but I don’t feel any irritation from all these five items.

Beautiful packs, I just want to display them at there.

This absolutely can be a lovely gift box, for sister, for mom, for bestie. No woman can refuse lovely mask products.

 

“Every new innovation makes us crave creature comforts found in nature, which brought us to crystals,” said Nurislamova. “No longer ‘New Age’, crystals have taken the beauty world by storm, and, here at Scentbird, we couldn’t be more excited.”

Scentbird is a subscription service perched firmly in the fragrance and beauty space. From enchanting perfumes to soothing skin care creams and lustrous make-up, Scentbird has one the largest selections of products and brands available to style-conscious consumers. For just $14.95, customers can curate their own monthly deliveries, choosing among 850 of the top names in beauty with 1,000 different items.

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JazzyCats Returns to Nevada with “VIVA LAS VEGAS II” to Celebrate the Oscar’s of the Cat World

Love Vegas? Love cats? Join JazzyCats this August for an award show like no other! The International Cat Association’s (TBA) 40th Annual Show and ceremony is bringing  hundreds of cats to the Strip this Labour Day weekend for the cat world’s very own Oscar’s event.

JazzyCats will Dresent TICA’s biggest International Show of the year to stage, reward, and celebrate all things cats. Taking over Rio All-Suites Hotel and  Casino  on  the  Strip  over  two days, from August 30’h to September  1″, about 500 cats  across 70 breeds will strut their stuff  and comDete for Best Cat, Best Kitten, Best Neuter, and Best Household in show.

In perfect ”Vegas” style, visitors can expect to see an extravagant number of feline friends and exhibitors as well as an exclusive black-tie awards evening. Amongst the different breeds of cat at the show, there will be some of your favourites dnd even exotic breeds from around the world, such as the Bengal, British Short Hair, Maine Coon and Sphynx all under one roof.

A Durr—fect event for the whole family, there will be plenty of opportunities to Det and cuddle these furry friends. You can learn more about these intelligent animals and what makes cat‘s fantastic companions by observing one of the 14 judging rings.

Being a popular snow, there will be plenty of ways for the Vegas high rollers to spoil their feline companions with fabulous treats and gifts from a multitude of vendors, including Royal Canin, Dr. Elsey’s, and Sturdi Products, just to name a few.

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Welcome to Heather Marianna’s Beauty Kitchen

Summer gives us heat, and we just want something to make us cool down, like an ice cream, a smoothie… Something cute and yummy.  How about skincare? Yes, I always like my skincare products look cute and have a fruit yummy aroma. I recommend you check out Heather Marianna’s Beauty Kitchen. See how cute the skincare products can be!

Heather Marianna is an actress and spokesperson originally known for creating Beauty Kitchen, a show that teaches women how to create amazing spa products in their very own kitchens. She now creates natural organic products of her own that are loved all over the world.

Heather Marianna sky rocked in popularity with the launch of her Beauty Kitchen YouTube series in 2012 where she showcased simple, do-it- yourself beauty recipes made with common kitchen household ingredients which generated a powerful following of more than 3 million viewers.

The bubbly social media personality translated her passion for looking and feeling her absolute best into the development of her all-natural beauty and skincare product line, Beauty Kitchen, which delivers an all- encompassing, luxurious at-home spa experience for the modern day glamour girl at an affordable price.

Heather Marianna starred on Bravo’s luxury-travel series, “Tour Group” in 2015 and was featured on Oxygen’s “My Super Shopping Addiction” in addition to appearing on several episodes of MTV’s “Teen Mom OG.”

The DIY guru has also appeared on countless news segments across the country as a beauty expert, showcasing her own simple tricks and tips. She is the official beauty expert for KSNV-NBC 3 in Las Vegas and appears monthly to captivate viewers with new DIY tutorials.

Beauty Kitchen’s innovative offerings include ice-cream scented ABC and 123 soaps, gold-infused collagen breast masks, red wine infused lip masks, pizza bath bombs, champagne-scented bath soaks, lace sheet masks, chocolate sugar scrub and monthly beauty boxes with both mini and full-size box options available – each with a new seasonal theme every month.

The pampering product line has been a huge hit with celebrities with fans including Christina Milian, Vanessa Simmons, Viola Davis, Tahj Mowry, Dascha Polanco, Trai Byers of “Empire” and “Shark Tank” entrepreneur, Barbara Corcoran.

Additionally, Beauty Kitchen goodies have been gifted at various pre- Emmys, Golden Globes, Grammys and Oscars gifting suites to Hollywood’s biggest stars.

Beauty Kitchen integrations been showcased on VH1’s “Basketball Wives” and Bravo’s hit shows, “The Real Housewives of New York” and “Vanderpump Rules.” The booming beauty brand has also been featured on major outlets including OK! TV, E! Online, Forbes, Star Magazine, Huffington Post, People and on NBC New York’s Holiday Gift Guide.

In November 2018, Marianna opened Beauty Kitchen Boutique in Boulder City, Nevada. The grand opening was hosted by “The Real Housewives of Orange County” stars, Emily Simpson and Gina Kirschenheiter.

Here are some my favorite products:

Strawberry Powder Infused Sugar Scrub
$18.50

A little more kick is added to this sugar scrub! With a healthy dose of Strawberry powder infused into the scrub (which coincidentally added the natural coloring to this scrub) this scrub is perfect for face and body.

Strawberry’s contain alpha lipoic acid which is a potent antioxidant, which slows the aging of collagen elastin. Also it has great vitamin C, which is a potent antioxidant as well as being a key player in collagen synthesis.” In fact, strawberries give vitamin C superstar oranges a run for their money. Also armed with a very high natural amount of salicylic acid thus scrub is perfect for acne prone skin.

Strawberry Facial Moisturizer
$22.50

Did you know? This creme contains alpha lipoic acid which is a potent antioxidant, which slows the aging of collagen elastic. Also it has great vitamin C, which is a potent antioxidant as well as being a key player in collagen synthesis.” In fact, strawberries give vitamin C superstar oranges a run for their money. Use this creme as a moisturizer any time day or night. This will be your go to Beauty Kitchen creme. Pair with our Strawberry facial and body scrub for optimal results.

Activated Charcoal Clay Mask and Rosewater Set.

This is the perfect mask for problem skin. Made with activated charcoal, Kaolin Clay, Little Gray Clay, Rhassoul Clay and Aloe Vera Powder.

Directions; Mix teaspoon and add Beauty Kitchens 100% rosewater to create a paste and apply to skin. Allow to dry and remove with lukewarm water and a soft towel.

After Sun Aloe Misting Sunburn Spray
$6.50

After Sun Aloe Misting Burn Spray is a refreshing, hydrating mist to use anywhere anytime. Simply formulated with fragrant herbal extracts and rosewater for a pleasant, pick me up for dehydrated, tight and uncomfortable skin. Spray your day and night creams for a boost of hydration or use it to set make-up or spray on dry hair throughout the day. After Sun Aloe Misting Burn Spray is safe for all skin types and it’s gentle, non-irritating.

It is great for after long summer days spent in the hot sun, and is a great after tan spray. Mist onto face, neck, or hair as needed. Use it to infuse more hydration before or after applying moisturizer, as a pick-me-up on the go, or post-makeup application to give skin a dewy finish.

Golden Ocean Marine Extract Collagen All-Natural Eye Gel Masks
$5.25

Golden Ocean Marine Extract Collagen All-Natural Eye Gel Masks are infused with marine extracts and nano gold. These eye gems are sure to revive your eyes, de-puff and destress, and leave you looking refreshed post vacation style!

In just twenty minutes, The Golden Ocean Marine Extract Collagen All-Natural Eye Gel Masks, a cooling transdermal gel patch, infuses the eye area with age reducing properties and concentrated doses of firming natural ingredients to de-puff, tone and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as penetrating into deep layers of the skin.

Infused with all-natural ingredients, such as collagen & seaweed the age-defying and nourishing Gold along with active Collagen work together to relax your skin and revitalize your complexion for the most camera ready moment.

You can check out more cute skincare and treatments at https://beautykitchen.net/.

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Kid Proof: Spill Proof Your Car and Home

He might not wear a cape, or have secret superpowers, but dad is the ultimate superhero when it’s time to save the day from little messes. Take Cory Listner for example, this dad and chemical engineer saved the family ride from more spilled milkshake coming up with a genius way to keep the car clean while protecting the health of his children.

He founded Caprock Products with the invention of Kid Proof, the fabric protectant that uses nanotechnology to safely seal fabrics and leather from food and liquid spills.

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Why we love Kid Proof:

  • Doesn’t use fluorocarbons, acetone, or naphtha so all of your family members – the two-legged and four-legged – are safe from toxic chemicals.
  • Nanotechnology-based ingredients actually bond to the fabric or leather creating an impermeable barrier.
  • No matter how hectic family life gets, you can apply once and know it’s always working.
  • Spills don’t just happen in the car. Remember to use Kid Proof on your household upholstery and carpets too!

About Caprock Products LLC:

Father and husband Cory Listner is the founder and president of Caprock Products LLC. It was one incident in particular that put this chemical engineer in a new line of work in 2018 as he discovered day-old strawberry milkshake spilled in his car. He researched nanotechnology and how to get a hydrophobic material into water and thus Caprock’s first product, Kid Proof Fabric Protectant, was born. To prove it worked, he recreated the strawberry milkshake incident in his back seat. Aside from multiple hobbies and volunteering for various organizations, including Boy Scouts as a Cub Master, Listner holds a degree in chemical engineering from The University of Illinois at Chicago and will be graduating in August with his MBA from Texas Tech University. For more information, visit https://caprockproducts.com/.

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