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IC Faces full disclosure January 25, 2011

Since the new year, there has been so much going on. I have neglected my blog once again. Well, I have promised myself (almost like a new years resolution) to blog once a week – on Mondays (to have the post up on Tuesdays).  To re-introduce you to my skin obsessions, I must share that I’ve been totally obsessed with finding a skin care line that will bring my skin back to life. I thought when I cut my hair, I would have fewer worries of the products seeping onto my forehead and breaking me out.  But I still struggle with small patches of breakout on my forehead from not washing the product out of my hair quickly enough.

Let me back up a bit and give full disclosure. I have sensitive skin that is (seasonal) combination to dry, pigmented, and tight.  This breakdown is from The Baumann Skin Type System in which I’m a faithful believer. I’ll explain each factor:
Factor 1: Hydration (oily vs. dry)
Factor 2: Sensitivity (sensitive vs. resistant)
Factor 3: Pigmentation (pigment vs. non-pigmented)
Factor 4: wrinkled vs. tight

(Now you can try to discover your skin type)

THE PROBLEM: With that disclosure, I must share my biggest challenge: my sensitive skin. This is a blessing and a curse. With sensitive skin (in my case) almost everything stings my skin (the curse);  while on the other hand, most products work quickly because my skin barrier is low and my skin is less resistant (the blessing).

THE GUILTY PLEASURES: For this reason, I have to avoid many products like scrubs (ie: Clarisonic), fragranced products (ie: Bath & Body), and drying soaps (esp. those with alcohol).

THE FIX: to begin rebuilding my skin barrier, I must begin by replenishing the fatty acids  (barriers are comprised of cholesterol, fatty acids, and ceramides). I’ve currently re-introduced omega’s back into my diet along with flax-seed oil and lots of greens. I’m still looking for the right Vitamin E to incorporate. 

In addition to my supplements and skin diet, I’ve been using some new products in my search of the ultimate.  I’ll have to share some of the products at another time.  Tune in next week for my first product review…

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I haven’t done a spa party in such a lo January 21, 2011

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I haven’t done a spa party in such a long time. SO excited for the treats i’ll be giving tomorrow. Great surprise in store. If you’ve been trying to catch me to get a facial (and you’re a female), contact me to get you in on some of these last few slots (if not, that just gives me a couple breaks to sneak in the massage room). #GirlsRAWK

 

Brides! Have you heard…@RentTheRunway January 10, 2011

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Brides! Have you heard…@RentTheRunway is now renting wedding dresses?! http://ow.ly/3Bvgc #marketinggenius

 

Virtual Beauty January 4, 2011

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Stila Cosmetics

Cosmetics brand Stila Cosmetics has teamed up with a virtual makeover firm merging its facial recognition software and iPhone audience to market its products.

The fully automated makeover tool has been launched on the Apple mobile device as well as through the Stila’s own website.

The tool utilizes a patent-pending facial recognition technology to automatically apply Stila shades and products on user uploaded photos.

The tool also features sharing options for Facebook and Twitter, the ability to save any photo, as well as full e-commerce integration which allows the products tried on to be purchased directly.  Talk about virtual beauty makeover!

 

Also, Macy’s (Pentagon City VA) is invi

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Also, Macy’s (Pentagon City VA) is inviting engaged couples to their Sip & Scan Registry event on January 16th

 

Brides: It’s here–the event you engage

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Brides: It’s here–the event you engaged ladies have been waiting for is here! January 7th-13th, Chevy Chase Bridal (5300 Wisconsin Ave. NW) will hold its Semi-Annual Sample Sale. Receive up to 80% off dozens of sample gowns from Justin Alexander, Romona Keveza, Simone Carvalli and many more!

 

Happy New Year Beauties

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Happy New Year - 2011

Happy New Year - 2011

By now most of you have set or at least begun to think about your New Year’s Resolutions (whether you’ve begun or not is another question). Usually what tops most resolutions is something dealing with health or fitness. Well just remember that healthy skin is vital to a healthy life…attractive skin is vital to appearance and self-esteem. As you vow to improve your health and/or fitness routine, remember the side effect is will be improved skin! So begin your new year with a beautiful new skinship!