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​Increasing Neurological Disorders in Women

In an effort to constantly be learning, I am always searching for information. This month I was investigating mercury and heavy metals due to the increasing prevalence of neurological disorders in women as young as 40. This trend is occurring in women more than men. This lead me to thinking about... what is it that women do more often than [...]

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Avoiding Toxic Build Up with Your Personal Care Products

ZCC Dirty List - PHENOXYETHANOLThis broad spectrum preservative is used in many water based cosmetics, and like parabens, it extends a products shelf life. It prevents things like bacteria, fungus, mold and other microbes from making a nice little home in your creams, lotions and makeup. These little critters will infect the tiniest cut or open sore [...]

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​How to Have Perfect Eyebrows

Until I became a makeup artist, I had no idea about what to do with my eyebrows. I over plucked as a teenager and was left with a thin unnatural looking line. Over the years I painstakingly let them grow in but they never returned to their former glory. After taking a course in makeup artistry, I learned the [...]

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Something to Avoid in Your Personal Care Products

Triethanolamine is used as surfactant and pH adjusting chemical in cosmetics, perfume and fragrances. It can cause allergic reactions, is irritating to eyes and dries out hair and skin (Fairley, 2001). There is strong evidence that it is a human skin toxicant or allergen. It is also classified as expected to be toxic or [...]

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Spring Colour Trends You Should Know

According to The NPD group in the U.S, growth in prestige makeup is shifting from nails to eyes and lips. “The shift in where women focus their color needs and desires is a natural one, and it will [...]

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Is Your Foundation Missing Something?

If you love a matte finish foundation that lasts all day without looking streaky, or blotchy, and fights acne at the same time, then a formula made with kaolin clay is your answer. Kaolin is a type of soft, white powder clay that is used in various facial products such as masks, peels, soaps, and [...]

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Make Your Own Face Saving Scrub

The environment is full of free radicals (pollution, particles, etc.) that wreak havoc on the skin. Loading up the skin with the antioxidants in coffee protects it and bolsters its natural defenses. In fact, a study showed that coffee bean extracts can be responsible for skin cell energy preservation due to its free-radical properties. Coffee [...]

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Make Your Own Skin Brightening Mask

Lemon juice has been used for many years to treat acne, fade blemishes, and control oily skin. Lemon contains antioxidants, which protects the skin from free radical damage and helps speed up cell regeneration. Lemon contains many nutrients that are beneficial to the skin. Vitamin C boosts collagen production aiding in elasticity, and CITRIC [...]

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So Many Reasons To Use Coconut Oil

There are SO many benefits to using Coconut Oil on your skin! It isn’t jammed full of water or petroleum by products like many commercial cleansers and lotions. Coconut oil contains a unique combination of fatty acids with crazy, awesome medicinal properties! It can sooth bug bites, speed up healing, help with [...]

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The Responsibilities of a Natural Make Up Artist

One of my jobs as a make up artist, is to find THE BEST products for my customer. For me, this meant searching for fresh, natural, chemical free, and cruelty free, products. I became obsessive aboutREADING THE LABEL. As I learned more about personal care products, and what goes in them, I became very frustrated [...]

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Stephanie Storm, Creative Designer, Nature Enthusiast, Lifestyle of Heath and Sustainability.

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