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As a Blogger who aims to bring you products that are safe and natural it is important for me to be selective. Many products are safe, but also contain unnecessary ingredients that can actually enhance skin issues or damage skin. Some contain all natural ingredients but cost a fortune. Then there are the products that don’t keep the environment or social responsibility in mind especially when it comes to food or beauty products. Oz Naturals is a brand I can say has all you want in beauty products.
Oz Naturals uses safe and natural ingredients, keeps the environment in mind and is cost effective. I have been using the Oz Naturals Super Youth 2.5 Retinol Moisturizer. It has the clinically-proven ingredient of retinol for anti-aging and youthful skin with a moisturizer containing antioxidants and Vitamin A for the wrinkles and fine lines you want to diminish. This is a great last step in your beauty routing as a moisturizer before applying your make up. The price? Under $30 and you can get the Oz Naturals product line on Amazon
and is a Prime qualifier.
Oz Naturals prides itself on such natural ingredients that are so effective and don’t cost a fortune. You can count on the following from their products:
- Natural and plant-based
- Cruelty Free – no animal testing!
- Alcohol Free
- Sulfate Free
- Gluten Free
- Paraben Free – no toxic or synthetic chemicals!
- Made in the USA in an FDA registered facility
Head on over to Oz Naturals
website and take a look. You can find sunscreen, face masks, serums, cleansers and more of natural and environmentally-safe beauty products.
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Happy Back to School! Depending on your household that’s either a good thing or a bad thing. I work at the High School so back to school for the boys means back to work for me. Now this year is a bit more simple for me in a few ways. Our oldest lives on his own and works. The middle son is done with primary school and we take him across state to college next month so I am sadly left with one boy in the home heading into 3rd grade. That is a pretty independent age so my mornings are typically smooth. The other little plus is with boys I never have hair issues-no tangles in the morning or braids to do or undo. No tears when running brushes through the hair. I remember all those moments when I was younger with my long, fine hair.
The So Cozy Cinch collection
takes care of the hair so you can focus on the rest of your morning routine. How does it take care of the hair? It uses safe and effective ingredients you feel good about using on your family and it is effective. I gave my detangler and conditioner to a friend who’s daughter is almost 3 and hair is wild. It tames her mane with ease and smells so good too. Because it’s available at Target, Buy Buy Baby, Bed Bath and Beyond, CVS and online retailers you can actually locate this product and get it into your home on your next set of errands.
- 3 in 1 Shampoo + Conditioner + Body Wash: does it all. It has a blend of mango, mandarin and kiwi leaves with a burst of peach and wild musk with keratin, soy protein, silk amino acids, kiwi fruit extract and other fruit complexes that cleans and conditions hair and skin
- 2 in 1 Shampoo + Body Wash: this combines a twist of pink guava and tropical greens with passion flower and pineapple. It has the same key ingredients as the 3 in 1 only it uses hops extract and arnica flower instead of the citrus complexes.
- Super Hydrating Conditioner: It is very lightweight and nourishing with ripe berry and a hint of vanilla with jojoba oil and lemon, orange and pure sugar cane
- Detangler + Leave-In Conditioner: this is for those tangle-free mornings you dream of. you spray, comb in and head out the door. it has fruit blends and jasmine and vanilla for a great aroma.
So Cozy products have no parabens, sulfates, phthalates, synthetic color, propylene glycol, formaldehyde, gluten, wheat, peanut OR tree nuts. How is that for a list of no-no’s respected within these products? Make sure to visit http://socozy.com/
for more collections and visit them on Facebook
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When you have those long hot days in the sun, no amount of sunscreen can keep you or baby’s skin fully protected. Sunscreen does work to alleviate exposure to sun rays, but the humidity and sweat does its own number on your skin. Babies and toddlers have such sensitive skin and that soft skin of theirs gets stressed from the inside out. This is where Calendula comes to the rescue.
If you are not sure what the benefits of a calendula lotion are, consider the benefits in Weleda’s Calendula Body Cream. I have them listed below. Weleda’s products are made with natural ingredients that contain botanical ingredients so it is safe for even the youngest members of your family.
Calendula Flower Extract – A gentle and nourishing botanical that possesses powerful healing and anti-inflammatory properties.
Sweet Almond Oil – A mild oil that contains essential fatty acids to hydrate skin and improve its natural barrier function.
Chamomile Flower Extract – An herb that produces small white flowers that helps to calm and soothe the skin.
Lanolin – A hydrous wool wax that has the unique ability to absorb twice its own weight in water. When applied to skin, it protects against moisture loss.
Learn more about the Weleda Calendula Body Cream at http://usa.weleda.com/our-products/shop/9652.aspx and while there, see all of the other natural skincare and products for your body.
Being able to bottle up a little bit of nature and use it in everyday products for healing effects is such a great way to bring natural products into our homes. Chamomile is a safe plant that has been used in traditional medicine to treat anxiety and stomach upset. It is calming-like lavender. When we think of everyday situations with baby on when we need them calm we think bed time and bath time. This is why we traditionally bathe before bed. The actual healing effects of a warm bath is a natural soother and then we better transition baby into sleep time. Apsara took lavender and chamomile, along with neem and tumeric and bottled it up into a baby wash for bath time.
Aspara Chamomile Baby Wash
is a shampoo and bath gel for babies and kids that does not contain harsh chemicals or synthetic ingredients. You will not find any parabens, SLS, phthalates, petrochemicals or artificial ingredients. It is also vegan and cruelty-free.
There is such a simple list of ingredients that are natural and 100% therapeutic grade botanicals. Apsara does not just make baby wash, but also lotions, serums and cleaners for you and your everyday use. It is hard to decifer what beauty and cleansing products contain the safest ingredients, especially if you are vegetarian and vegan. Apsara is a brand for you with prices you will enjoy for the ingredient list you get. Visit apsaraskincare.com
to see all the products.
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How summer ready are your legs? Mine could use some color and a bit of exfoliation. I actually bought my favorite body scrub as I get my legs ready for camping on the beach this week. As for my feet, they are ready because I have my new Amopé Pedi Perfect Wet & Dry Rechargeable Foot File
First of all, it is rechargeable. The charging base is very small so it hardly takes up any room on my small sink counter in my bathroom. It also can work on wet or dry feet. There are 2 speed settings and on wet feet you use the higher speed and for dry feet the lower setting is recommended.
It really buffs away the roughness in a gentle way. The handle is a comfortable, soft rubber for a comfortable grip. You can get up to 20 minutes of use on one charge and that is plenty of time because this file smooths skin in minutes.
My feet are ready for summer…are yours? If not you can find this at Amazon
and have it at your door in 2 days if you are a Prime member!
Art is a subjective term, and one which divides people the world over. If you wonder about that, just visit an art gallery with someone who’s a traditionalist. They may purr approvingly at the da Vinci paintings and nod at the classic sculptures, but they’ll boil with rage at the Jackson Pollock. And when they get to the installation art, they’ll be about ready to make their own artistic statement with a golf club.
Many of the same people will outright deny that certain art forms are even art. Poetry that doesn’t rhyme? Pretentious! Jazz music? They’re just making it up as they go along! Dadaism? Come on now, that’s just garbage! And then tell these people that you’re a make up artist. Once you’ve peeled them off the ceiling, explain to them that yes, it’s actually a thing and it takes a great deal of skill.
Yes, there is a difference between a make up artist and someone who just puts on their own make up, or helps others do so. It’s not the case that one can’t become the other though. If you find that you’re good at doing your make up – and your friends are always asking you to do theirs – then why not? You can make a career from it, because a good make up artist will always be in demand.
Make up professionals can find work in a wide range of areas. There are weddings all the time in towns and cities, and brides, bridesmaids and others who know there will be photographs. Those pictures will be placed in albums, framed and put on walls and may end up in newspapers. They’re going to last forever, or close to that, so people will want to look good.
Make up artists will also be in high demand in the movie and TV industries. It may seem daunting but particularly if you have a bit of experience behind you these can be a great step up. The days where local TV had minimal production values and looked cheap are gone. We’ve had technological advances including High Definition. Sadly the one thing that hasn’t changed is that the camera is unforgiving.
Some makeup is designed specifically to look good on camera. The Kryolan Professional make up line is made to ensure that the unforgiving effects of the lights and camera are counteracted. With the right makeup items in your kit, you’ll be best equipped to do a job that turns heads (or stomachs, if you’re working in horror movies!). Whether it is for an indie film or the A-List, onscreen make up really needs the artist’s touch.
Great make up jobs of our time may never end up in galleries, but with every event that happens these days now recorded for posterity, your work will live. There’s always something going on – proms, weddings and fashion shows – and when word gets around you’ll find it can be lucrative. So get the right equipment and see where it takes you. You might find it’s further than you ever dreamed.
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Renpure is offering your hair the pure nutrients it craves. I have tried several great hair products and this is a great time of the year to try another new brand. I have the Renpure Coconut Cream collection and it is doing my hair such great favors in the hot weather. There is nothing more nutritious and that smells great too than coconut treatment on my skin and hair.
Renpure is a family-owned business and they take pride in making sure their ingredients are properly sourced, ethically produced and follow the latest hair care trends for the purest, effective ingredients. Renpure has a few lines of hair care sets so you are sure to find the perfect match for you. Here are the Renpure products:
- The Originals-just as the name states these are the original products. Find Coconut Cream, Argan Oil, Biotin & Collagen, Brazilian Keratin
- Advanced Line– sulfate-free clear shampoos with exotic fragrances. Find Bamboo Coconut Water, Moroccan Spring Water and Vitamin C & Omega 3
- Solutions– cleansing conditioners that work just like the high quality brands without that high price. Find Vanilla Mint, Lavender, Rosemary Mint and Pomegranate.
- Black Label Coconut-infused with a multitude of coconut oils for optimum hydration and shine
I love the scent and effectiveness of my Coconut Cream set. I have the nourishing shampoo and conditioner, Coconut water mist and Leave-in treatment. It is designed to preserve my hair’s natural oils and nutrients without the daily frizz. It hydrates like a champ.
Find the product line right for you with real and pure ingredients at http://www.renpure.com/. You can also find Renpure products at retailers like Target, Walmart, Amazon, ULTA, CVS and Walgreens