Beauty

Kennie JD Blends Makeup with Bad Movies in Hit YouTube Series “Bad Movies and A Beat”

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Makeup enthusiast Kennie JD originally conceived of her YouTube channel as a way to help herself learn Korean. An avid fan of fellow YouTuber Bailey Sarian’s “Murder, Mystery, & Makeup” series, she decided to combine a similar concept with her ardent love of bad movies. In the resulting series, “Bad Movies and A Beat,” Kennie does her makeup while dissecting the most laughable and cringeworthy elements of terrible films. When she’s not devoting hours of her life to sifting through cinematic garbage, Kennie has started to further explore her interest in music and is excitedly awaiting the release of her upcoming EP this summer. Check out her music HERE
 
Cliché: Would you say makeup is an avenue for you to express your personality?
Kennie JD: Definitely, it’s a great way to be a little bit of a different person if you choose to, or even show off different parts of yourself.
 
Which looks do you gravitate towards the most?
It depends on the mood of the day honestly. If I’m feeling more dramatic and over the top, then I can reflect that in my looks. The same is true on calmer days. 
Describe the essentials of your summer beauty routine. 
Sunscreen! I’ve gotten a lot better at using it more religiously. Also, lightweight/glow makeup (tinted moisturizers/lightweight foundations, etc.), a lot of blush and bronzer, and just taking it easy because it’s hot and gonna fade throughout that. Lighter/glossy makeup tends to fade more gracefully than heavier makeup.
 
Why did you decide to start your YouTube channel?
Originally, to help learn Korean. But over the years it’s kind of followed all of my various interests and it’s been a fun ride watching what it becomes each year.
 
Your “Bad Movies and A Beat” series is particularly popular. Where did that idea originate from?
I was a big fan of Get Ready With Me content and while watching Bailey Sarian’s “Murder, Mystery & Makeup” series I realized that I had a niche in loving bad movies and makeup and thought it would be a great idea to try it.
 
What’s the most bizarre or most memorable movie you’ve reviewed? 
Cats. Never again.
 
What’s your favorite makeup look that you’ve created during a review?
My Showgirls look is pretty great, haha.
Are there certain elements that can elevate a movie into the coveted “good trash” category?
I think there’s an element of sincerity needed. When movies try to be bad, they tend to be forgettable and annoyingly try-hard. But ones that come from a genuine desire to make a serious/respectable film but fail are usually the most enjoyable. 
 
Do you have any projects or collaborations coming up that you are particularly excited about?
Been delving more into music making these last few years and have a new EP coming this summer. But I have two out already on all streaming sites!
 
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Kennie JD Blends Makeup with Bad Movies in Hit YouTube Series “Bad Movies and A Beat.” Photo Credit: Courtesy of  Kennie JD.

The Lab Founder Alexandra Sherman on Summer Skincare

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Alexandra Sherman, Founder of The Lab. Photo Credits: Cara Robbins


Born and raised in Miami, Cuban-American entrepreneur Alexandra Sherman is the founder of bespoke skincare studio The Lab. Situated in Las Vegas, The Lab offers customized facials and esthetic services, including scalp micropigmentation and permanent makeup. Sherman founded The Lab because she identified a market space in the skincare experience that could capitalize upon cutting-edge technology to offer clients customized services. At the heart of the intersection between science, aesthetics, and business, The Lab offers state-of-the-art treatments to celebrity clients all over the globe. We were so excited to speak with Sherman about her career in wellness and her skincare secrets for the summer.
 
What made you go from criminal justice to the wellness industry? 
 
When I moved from Florida to Las Vegas I couldn’t transfer my Private Investigator license as easily as I would have liked to. I started researching my options and decided I would love to go into skincare and become an esthetician, so I followed that path. 
 
What inspired you to found The Lab, and what services do you offer?  
 
I was inspired by quality products and high luxury facials that I felt the Vegas market had a need for. I always felt like I had to travel for an advanced facial treatment and wanted to do something different here. We offer specialized Biologique Recherche facial treatments, custom Lab facial treatments including some of the best high-tech equipment available to estheticians, along with Gentleman’s facial treatments. Additionally, I am a trained permanent makeup and scalp micropigmentation artist and will be offering those services closer to the end of the year. 
 
What is your morning skincare routine? What everyday staples do you use to start off the day? 

The Lab x Biologique Recherche Collaboration. Photo credits: https://www.thelabssp.com/biologique-recherche

 
My morning skincare routine usually includes: A milky cleanser (Lait VIP O2 for oxygenation and brightness), a good exfoliant (for chemical, I choose Biologique Recherche Lotion P50, and for manual exfoliation, I opt for Valmont’s Face Exfoliant), a brightening and/or hydrating mask (my favorite go-to combination is Masque Visolastine + and Masque VIP O2), rhe appropriate serums I select for the day (I usually do a cocktail of Biologique Recherche’s Amniotique for hydration with Elastine for smoothing wrinkles). I follow these serums with my Vitamin A (AVST Moisturizer by Environ) and Vitamin C by Environ. I moisturize depending on my skin that morning. If I am more prone to break out, then I will use Biologique Recherche Demopurifiante, but otherwise, my go-to is generally Creme VIP O2. I ALWAYS finish with Fluide VIP O2 to protect from external aggressions and pollutants along with an SPF 50 (I like Glow by ColoreScience) 
 
What about your nighttime skincare routine?
 
My nighttime skincare routine is generally the same as morning, except I switch the products out based on my needs. I also skip the SPF and Vitamin C and just do the Vitamin A. This is the time I’ll add a purifying mask after my chemical or manual exfoliant if I feel like my skin was stressed throughout the day. 
 

Sherman’s Favorite Biologique Recherche Products. Photo credits: https://www.biologique-recherche.com/en-us/skin-care/cosmetic-preparation/Leauxygenante/


What are the most important protective measures you would suggest to take care of your skin? (i.e., sunscreen, diet, hydration, sleep, exercising) 
 
All of the above are important, but I would say applying and making sure to consistently re-eapply sunscreen is the most important thing you can do. If you are particularly prone to hyperpigmentation, wearing sunglasses is especially important, as the eyes are the main point of entry to where the sun can enter the body and cause damage. Being hydrated is also extremely important; many first signs of aging can be confused for dehydration or excess sugar intake. 
 
Are there on-the-go products you keep in your purse to touch up your skin throughout the day? 
 
Yes, I always keep brush-on shield by ColoreScience for sunscreen re-application throughout the day. If I’m working out, I keep Eau Micellaire Biosensible by Biologique Recherche for a quick cleanse and L’Eauxygenante as a refreshing mist with AHA’s to balance my skin. 
 
What advice would you give on proper skin protection during the summer? 
 
Please make sure to wear and RE-APPLY SPF. Hats and sunglasses are an effective way to keep the sun from damaging your skin. 
 
Do you have any beauty tips for creating a lightweight, water-resistant makeup look by the pool or beach?
 
Finding a makeup line that is non-comodogenic and doubles as an SPF is a great way to achieve a flawless look while protecting yourself. Using a primer and foundation that have sunscreen and a light-to-medium tint is a great excuse to wear makeup by the pool or beach. There are so many lip glosses that also have SPF: choose one make sure you are protecting your lips as well.

Masque Visolatine+ Photo Credits: https://www.shoprescuespa.com/masque-visolastine-plus.html

 
What are the top beauty trends of the summer?
Thanks to Hailey Bieber, hydrating masque Visolastine+ for has really been a huge hit with skincare lovers. I find that people are really gravitating more towards natural makeup and adding vitamin C to their regimen, which is exciting to see. 
 
What summer foods would you recommend for hydrating and nourishing your skin? 
 
Fruits and vegetables– those particularly with high water content are ideal. Adding cucumbers and lemons to your water is a nice way to hydrate, while adding a refreshing taste to your water. 
 
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Photo Credits: The Lab, Shop Rescue Spa

Jamnatura – Exceptional Beauty Products Made All-Natural

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Ask any woman how important skin care is in 2021 and we’re sure the overwhelming answer is “very important.” That would absolutely be the correct. Evidence of this is recent sales of skin care products. Skin care sales in the United States in 2020 generated sales of more than 1 billion U.S. dollars. 

Why is Skin Care So Important

The truth is that our skin is our largest organ and our skin cells are changing all the time. This means that taking care of your skin isn’t something you should think about ‘sometimes’ but something you take care of every day. In the form of a consistent skin routine.

Another reason why skin care is so important is that how you take care of your skin today will determine how your skin will look like in 20 or 30 years from now. What’s most important in taking great care of your skin is the products you use. You never want to use skin care products that will harm your skin. Instead go for products that are natural, chemical free and match your skin type. While there are certainly thousands off online skin care products, only a small percentage offer natural and chemical free products.

About Jamnatura

That’s why today we are thrilled to introduce Jamnatura, an amazing online beauty store offering jamnatura100% natural and chemical free beauty and skin care products. What set’s Jamnatura’s natural beauty products apart from other beauty products we’ve reviewed is that their diverse range of products are infused with Jamaican herbs and other natural ingredients native to the Caribbean region.

The first thing that we fell in love with was their product line and more importantly seeing all of the natural ingredients being used in each product. You just felt more healthy reading all of the ingredients in each product. We also felt that the level of transparency in showing their customers all of the ingredients is exactly what you want to see in companies that claim to have all natural and chemical free products.  In so many skin care products, we see fancy labels with a one or two sentence descriptions of the product. This was definitely refreshing to see.

Jamnatura Products

Jamnatura products are made by hand with only organic and natural ingredients with no preservatives or chemicals.  Something else important that we’d love to point out is that

“ALL Jamnatura cream formulations are made with no water, which removes the need for harmful or unnatural preservatives.”

Over a 3 day process, they gently infuse herbs & spices in organic fractionated coconut oil (derived from steam distillation). Next they add sweet almond or argan oil, along with a blend of seed oils, aloe vera, butters, beeswax, vegan wax and essential oil blend. They also use their own handmade tinctures, grapefruit extract, colloidal silver, manuka oil, and sodium lactate to preserve & stabilize their creams

Here is a list of the different categories of products offered by Jamnatura. You can also download their entire product list.

  • Creams and Butter
  • Soaps
  • Serums
  • LipBalms
  • Skin Tonic
  • Scrubs
  • Bath
  • Face Masks
  • Gift Packages
  • Sample Packages
  • Fragrance
  • Special Edition

Jamnatura Ingredients

We all fell in love with all of the healthy ingredients used in Jamnatura products. All the ingredients used in their products boost healing and have regenerative and anti-aging properties.  Let’s dive in and take a look the ingredients found in one of their popular creams.

Organic Irish Moss and Pink Himalayan Salt and Kelp

MAIN INGREDIENTS: Chondrus Crispus {Irish Moss} **, Sodium Chloride {Pink Himalayan Salt} *, Macrocystis pyrifera {Kelp} powder *, Spirulina Maxima {Spirulina} Powder *.
BASE INGREDIENTS: Glycerin {Vegetable glycerin} **, Aloe Barbadensis {Aloe Vera} Leaf Juice *, Melaleuca Alternifolia {Tea tree} Leaf oil *, Tocopherol {Vitamin E} **, Melia Azadirachta {Neem} oil *, Sodium Lactate {Humectant} **, Citrus Paradisi {Grapefruit} seed extract **, Vitus vinifera {Grape} seed oil* , Daucus Carota Stavia {Carrot} Seed Oil **, Euphorbia Cerifera {Candelilla} wax **, Copernicia Cerifera {Carnauba} wax *, Magnesium chloride ** , Colloidal silver **, Leptospermums coparium {Manuka} oil **, Maranta Arundinacea Root {Arrowroot} powder *, Essential oil blend **, Calophyllum Inophyllum {Tamanu} oil *, Ricinus Communis {Jamaican black caster} seed oil*, Cucurbita Pepo {Pumpkin} seed oil*, Nigella Sativa {Black Cumin} seed oil *, Rubus occidentalis {Black Raspberry} seed oil *, Mangifera Indica {Mango} seed butter *, Theobroma cacao {Cocoa} seed butter *, Persea Gratissima {Avocado} seed butter *, Beeswax *, Myrciaria dubia {Camu Camu} oil *, Cocos Nucifera {Coconut} oil & Avena Sativa {Oat} oil *, Tincture: Citrus Aurantifolia {Lime} fruit *, Sodium Chloride {Pink Himalayan Salt} *.

The Jamnatura Founders

Crystal Marshall Owner/Operator crystal.marshall@jamnatura.com

Nicole Marshall: Owner/Operator nicole.marshall@jamnatura.com

The Jamnatura Pledge

“We pledge to always offer the highest quality products and services to our customers that reflect our cultural heritage- which is reflected in our ingredients, packaging and every facet of the company. All the ingredients used in our products will boost healing, have regenerative and anti-aging properties. We are a business made up of innovative-thinkers, with the drive to constantly improve the quality of our products as well as the online shopping experience.”

5 Tips for Preserving Hair Color

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Whether you spend a lot of money at a salon or use drugstore box dye, we all want our locks to look fresh and vibrant for as long as possible. Here are 5 tips for preserving hair color. 

 

1. Don’t Wash Everyday 

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It may seem obvious, but water and shampoo are the two main components that make your hair dye fade down the drain. Deep cleansing and anti dandruff shampoos tend to be the main culprits, and should be avoided if you want your color to last. Many experts recommend that washing your hair only once a week is optimal. Although avoiding washing may be more difficult for people with naturally oilier hair, dry shampoo is always your best friend. It’s also important to remember to wait at least 24 hours after dyeing your hair to wash it.

 

2. Use a Color Protectant or Color Deposit Shampoo and Conditioner

Color protectant shampoos work by being gentler, with protective ingredients that coat the hair and prevent color from escaping the follicle. Amika Vault Color-Lock comes with UV filters and antioxidants that make sure your color stays popping. Color deposit shampoos work how they sound, by depositing the pigment directly back into your hair. This is especially useful for blondes who want to avoid looking brassy. OverTone Haircare comes with a color deposit line with options for a wide range of shades.

 

3. Use Cold Water

Hot water opens up the hair follicles more than cold water, and allows for more color bleeding, while cold water keeps the follicles tight and closed. This is especially essential for redheads, whose color fades the fastest. Although it may seem unpleasant, it’s worth it in the long run.

 

4. Limit Your Sun Exposure 

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The more time you spend in the sun, the quicker your hair color will fade. This is because the UV rays break down the chemicals bonds within the dye. If being in the sun for extended periods of time is unavoidable, make sure to cover your hair with a large hat or umbrella. Surprisingly, there are also SPF products that can be applied to the hair and scalp, such as the Aveda Sun Care Protective Hair Veil.

 

5. Avoid Heat Styling

The hotter the temperature, the quicker the color will fade. If you’re married to your blow dryer, curling iron, or straightener and can’t seem to part with them, make sure to use the lowest heat setting possible and utilize a heat protectant spray that will coat the particles and help prevent the color from escaping.  The Pureology Color Fanatic Multi-Tasking Leave in Spray is optimal for colored hair. 

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The Top Benefits of Natural Emollients

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Today we want to talk about the benefits of natural emollients. We live in a world where everything is heavily advertised. Things as simple as emollients are sold to us under names that we can’t even pronounce well. To break it down for you, emollients are an essential component of moisturizing the skin and hair. They fill in the fine lines and dry patches and smoothen it out.

Emollients have existed amidst us for as long as we can remember. However, over time, they have been modified through chemicals. We need to remember that natural products are safer, which is why we will be talking about some natural emollients and natural emollient properties.

Shea butter

Sourced from the shea tree’s kernels, shea butter is the best friend for people with extremely dry skin types. This emollient works like magic by providing deep hydration to the deeper levels of the skin. There are two grades of shea butter – refined and unrefined. Refined grades have a low concentration of unsaponifiable, while unrefined grades have a high level of unsaponifiable. The unrefined grade of shea butter is more in demand, though.

Castor oil

This affordable and highly effective emollient is derived from the seeds of the castor plant. It can be used in 3000 different ways. So, you can understand how magical it is. Castor oil contains about 90% ricinoleic acid and is a stable form of triglyceride. It is globally sold and used. People love it for its impeccable lubricating property. From skin to hair and nails, castor oil takes care of all your grooming needs. It is also inexpensive, which makes it accessible to just about anyone.

Squalene oil

This oil is just gaining its much-deserved popularity in the world of skincare. Being derived from olive oil, squalene oil is based on hydrocarbons. It has proven its capability of increasing cell turnover while decreasing fine lines. People with dry skin types are sure to love this lightweight emollient.

Argan oil

Argan oil has high levels of tocopherols, which is an excellent ingredient to be present in an emollient. The level of unsaturated fatty acids in this oil is over eighty percent. Over thirty percent of the unsaturated fatty acid in argan oil comprises Omega-6. Argan oil makes for amazing hair oil and imparts glow to the skin when used as a facial oil.

Cocoa butter

Derived from whole cocoa beans, cocoa butter is one of the most popular emollients, as every other moisturizer in the market claims to have cocoa butter. Its consistency reminds of edible butter, and the scent takes you back to a chocolaty fantasy. It is very easily available and provides baby-smooth skin.

Jojoba oil

Jojoba oil can easily be called the most lightweight of all emollients. It is not only used in skincare but also in hair care. Jojoba oil is quickly absorbed by your hair and skin without leaving any sticky residue. This makes it perfectly fine to be used under makeup and sunscreen.

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Unorthodox Skin Care Tricks That Will Surprise You

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Today we want to share a few unorthodox skin care tricks that will surprise you. They say that beauty is skin deep, and nothing is truer. Your skin is what creates your face value, and has great impact on the confidence one feels in their appearance. Nothing ruins your self-confidence when your skin doesn’t look its best. You could include a million and one skin care products in your clear skin regime, but sometimes it is the most unusual and unorthodox remedies that will do the trick. Here are a few skin care tricks that may seem weird, but are surprisingly very effective.

1. Sometimes, ugly and irritated rashes and blemishes appear at the most inopportune moments. Using concealer and other makeup to cover them can be difficult, especially since makeup sometimes serves to aggravate them. Keep a tub or tube of diaper rash cream in the fridge at all times as it is a quick and easy hack to combat swelling, inflammation, redness, and any pain associated with annoying pimples. Simply put some diaper rash cream to the pimple and adjoining affected areas and the spot will practically disappear overnight.

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2. Use black tea as an astringent for your face. Black tea is especially effective for oily skin. Brew some black tea and freeze it in an ice cube tray. Rub an ice cube all over your face but do not wipe or rinse off. If used regularly, this process will allow you to get a handle on your greasy skin.

3. Steam your face to open up your pores and loosen any grime. Opening your pores up before you cleanse your skin maximizes the strength of the cleanser and exfoliants you use. Simply soak a soft muslin cloth with water and place in the microwave for 30 seconds. Once the cloth is steaming, place it over your face for a minute. Repeat the process three to five times. This will open up your pores and soften your skin, thus allowing any products you use to penetrate deeper and work more effectively.

4. Contrary to popular belief, skipping moisturizer can actually make oily skin worse. Oily skin can often be a symptom of dehydration. The best way to hydrate oily skin is actually facial oil. This may seem counterintuitive, but when you use face oil, your skin will balance itself out as it will recognize that it does not need to over produce oil.

5. Detox your skin from all the environmental toxins and free radicals that we are exposed to on a daily basis with this simple remedy. Mix some Epsom salt, Baking Soda, and Sea Salt in your bath water and take a nice long soak. These will release the toxins from your skin and bring a freshness to it. Detoxing your skin also minimizes the appearance of any zits and pimples on your body.

Food healthy wood summer

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6. Use Coconut Oil to remove your makeup every night. Coconut oil is gentle on skin and removes all traces of makeup without causing any damage to the skin or drying it out. You should use the tips of your fingers to massage the oil into your skin and wipe off using soft cotton or a clean face cloth. Be careful not to rub too hard so as to not damage your skin, especially the sensitive skin around your eyes.

7. If you suffer from extra dry skin, especially if it is the flaky sort, use dandruff shampoo to sort it out. Instead of your usual face soap, wash your face with dandruff shampoo once a week. Dandruff shampoo balances the yeast levels in your skin, which are the cause of flaky dry skin.

8. Make your perfume last all day with this simple hack. Put a dab of Vaseline or other unperfumed petroleum jelly on your wrists and then apply your perfume on to the wrists. The Vaseline will hold on to the perfume better than your bare skin will and make the fragrance linger all day.

9. If your skin is sensitive and gets inflamed and irritated easily, there is a simple hack to calm and soothe it. Soak a soft muslin cloth in cold raw milk and place it on your freshly washed and cleansed face for 20 minutes. The pH level of the raw milk, the proteins, and the cool temperature, all contribute to soothing the skin.

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Tips to Finding Your Perfect Bikini

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Today we want to share some great tips to finding your perfect bikini. Trying to get a perfect summer body for the beach? We’ll let you in on a secret. You already have the perfect summer body! Enough of the patriarchal structures trying to fit women into a corset. You no longer have to be in “shape” to fit into the perfect bikini.

At Bananamoon.com, we have something for every size. Just follow these tips, and you will find yourself on the beach, in that bikini you have been dreaming of, soaking in all the sun.

Don’t ignore your body type

finding your perfect bikini

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While you don’t have to change the way you look, all women indeed have different body types.  Deciding on a swimsuit or bikini keeping in your body type will add a certain effect to the way you look.

Apple

An apple-shaped body refers to the type where the person has a heavier upper body and a comparatively lighter lower body. Therefore, it will be wise not to wear something prominent as bottom wear and focus on a supportive bra top.

Straight

People with straight figures tend to have no or fewer curves. Therefore, the idea is to create an illusion of the same. The best way to do that is to find a bikini with fringes, flounce details.

Apart from that, you can also try an outfit with heavier bottom wear and a Brazilian top.

Hourglass

finding your perfect bikini

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In the case of an hourglass body, the upper body and the lower body share a similar equation of curves. Therefore, your attire has to style, taking that into account. If you wear something like a triangle top, try to pair it with shorts. This will ensure that the upper receive as much coverage as the lower body.

Pear Shape

A Pear-shaped body has more bust in the lower body with a small upper body. To highlight the latter, you can use a tip with an interesting neckline or something that catches the attention quickly.

Make sure you are comfortable enough

Not a lot of people are too keen on comfort when it comes to fashion. That’s where we disagree with them. If you find a good stylist or a good brand (like us!), they will manage to find you designs that are both attractive and comfortable.

If you are not comfortable with what you are wearing, how will you flaunt yourself in that very outfit? Your mind will keep wandering to where it hurts and how you want to take it off.

Hence, don’t go overboard. Sexy and cozy don’t have to be alternatives.

Pay close attention to the size chart

Now, we all would agree that the best way to shop for bikinis is to try them out. However, with this pandemic on our heads, online shopping seems to be the only way out.

Don’t fret; we have a way out! Our website posts pictures of a bikini from every possible angle and complements it with an illustrative size chart. Thus, all you have to do is take your measurements and decide which one suits you the best.

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How To Find Confidence In Your Smile

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Today we want to share some great tips on how to find confidence in your smile. A smile is a way to show that we’re happy. It can show people how we feel about them or reassure those around us. A smile can even benefit your well-being. But if you don’t feel confident in your smile for any reason, it can feel false. Here are the best ways to find some confidence in your smiles.

Let Yourself Smile

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Some people smile all the time, and it comes naturally to them. If you aren’t in the habit of smiling very often, you can learn to feel comfortable doing it. 

Some people don’t smile because they think smiling makes them seem vulnerable. In fact, a smile makes you seem friendly and approachable. 

Practice Smiling

Stand in front of a mirror and practice your smile. This can help you to get used to how you look when you smile, and what your most attractive smile feels like. You could try taking some selfies to see what you look like from different angles when you smile.

This will help you see which of your smiles is the one that looks best. While you practice smiling, you will be stimulating the same areas of the brain that are active when you smile for real. When you smile you’re happy, and you can feel happier just by making yourself smile. 

Keep Your Smile Healthy

find confidence in your smile

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Take care of your oral hygiene. A top dentist can help. Maybe you don’t smile much because you don’t like your smile, have bad breath, crooked teeth, or other issues that you prefer to hide. This can really knock your confidence, so you should work on out. See a dentist or orthodontist, and look into things like braces, whitening, or veneers to make you feel better, and give you straight, white teeth. 

At home, always brush your teeth and floss on a regular basis. Use fluoride toothpaste to improve your oral health. When your teeth look healthy, you will feel more confident when you smile and feel better about doing it. 

Enjoy It

There are a lot of benefits that you can get from smiling. Smiling can do all kinds of things, including relieving stress, boosting your mood, making you feel more attractive, and make you healthier. Smiling lowers your blood pressure and boosts your immune system, so smiling can actually make you healthy. Smiling can also make it a lot easier to succeed at work, get promoted, or close deals. 

This happens because if you ask for something while you’re smiling, there’s a better chance that you will get what you’re asking for, as people like people who smile. Once you start noticing the positive reactions of the people that you’re around, and the improvement in your luck when you’re smiling, you’re sure to feel more confident in your smile. 

There is nothing to lose by smiling more, but you could stand to gain a lot from it. Smile more, smile with confidence, and let your smile lift your confidence and your self-esteem.

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Interview with Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon Dr. Dugar

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Inspiration for becoming a Plastic Surgeon and The Surgery Procedure

  1. . How long have you been a plastic surgeon?   

“I have been a surgeon for 11+ years now and have been exclusively performing Closed Scarless Nose Rhinoplasty for the last 6+ years. “

 

  1. How long have you had your own Scarless MedSpa? What made you want to go out on your own?

“Scarless MedSpa came organically to take care of my non-surgical patients with the same natural scarless philosophy we use for noses.  There is a huge hype now for natural, subtle injectables such as wrinkle and filler injections.  We treat a lot of A+ celebrity clientele who want to keep their aesthetic very natural and without any tell-tale signs of anything being done.  Their biggest fear is a big TMZ article one day questioning what they had done!  My goal is to keep them natural and refreshed without anyone knowing.” 

  1. Do you consider Beverly Hills to be the focal point for all things plastic surgery? Why or why not?

“Absolutely.  Beverly Hills is the mecca of plastic surgery, just like DC is for politics, and NYC is for finance and Silicon Valley is for tech.   There is no debate about this.  Different markets have different aesthetics, but I bring the Parisian natural finesse aesthetic to Beverly Hills and patients fly around the world for it.”  

  1. What inspired you to become a plastic surgeon & did you always know that’s what you wanted to do? 

“Mentorship was a huge part of why I do what I do today.  I think mentorship is so critical for anyone wanting to be great at anything.  Being great requires a blueprint to study and analyze what makes success and what brings the best results.  Studying mentors is how to become great.   I always knew I wanted to do something with beauty and with my hands, so this became the natural flow for me.”

Plastic Surgery Process

  1. Can you tell me about the first celebrity you performed plastic surgery for? Was it extra nerve wrecking since it was a celebrity?

“I can’t mention the name, but she came to me for a Scarless Nose Rhinoplasty, and we discussed doing it subtle, because she didn’t want anyone to know. She was in the middle of seasons for filming a popular TV show at the time and wanted to make sure no one knew what she did.  Her results were stunning and she was thrilled! After 1 day of her cast coming off, her fiancé proposed to her! Also, she ended up doing an impromptu photoshoot on the cover of People magazine, less than 2 weeks postop from her surgery! The beauty of what I do with my closed scarless technique for noses allows subtle changes without any tell-tale signs of surgery.  I’m nervous in a sense before every surgery, celebrity or not, because it’s a huge honor to have someone choose you to change something electively about their body.  “

  1. What is the most challenging procedure you have completed to date?

 “I’ve never met an easy Nose.  Anyone in plastic surgeon will agree – the nose is the hardest procedure on the body.  That’s the challenge I love.  But I am realistic and only take on realistic clients who are mentally fit but also anatomically suited for my Closed Scarless Nose Rhinoplasty technique.”

 

  1. Can you describe how you would conduct a pre-surgery consultation?

“With honesty and empathy.  Consultation is the most privileged form of communication. The patient is expressing their deepest darkest insecurities and sometimes the painful stories behind them.  It’s important as surgeons to be empathetic and also to never direct one’s own perception of beauty on the patient.  I make it a point to point out all the most beautiful parts of the patient’s anatomy first.  Next, I listen to the patient’s concerns and then discuss the risk-benefit ratio. And to that end, also deciding what the best procedure is for them – whether its traditional reconstructive open rhinoplasty vs Closed Scarless Nose Rhinoplasty.  Honesty is important. “

At Home Beauty Tips From a Plastic Surgeon 

  1. What is your best beauty tip to keep skin young looking young?

“Sunscreen!!  Sunscreen is the easiest thing to do and yet so many people ignore it, until it’s too late. Wear your SPF!!!”

  1. What age do you recommend to start getting Botox for preventative reasons?

“There is no “age.”  Some 40-year-olds don’t need it. Some 20-year-olds could benefit from it.  It depends on your anatomy and the wrinkles your face has at rest position and if they bother you!”

  1. What is the most popular/beneficial procedure at your MedSpa?

“Without a doubt we are famous for our soft injectables. For example, micro dosing neuromodulators (botox, dysport, etc) and fillers.  We do the softest amount to make a difference without overdoing it. “

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5 Great Products For Naturally Curly Hair

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Although bone-straight hair was all the rage in the 2000s and 2010s, curls are finally starting to make a comeback. Since many of us have been grabbing our straighteners or swearing by keratin treatments for years, we’ve often got to the point where we’ve forgotten what our natural do even looks like. This means many of us are completely lost when it comes to managing our naturally wavy or coily locks when we finally let our follicles breathe and be themselves. Fortunately, there are many items on the market that will help your hair maintain a healthy, bouncy look. Here are 5 Great Products for Naturally Curly Hair.

1. Briogeo – Curl Charisma Rice Amino + Avocado Hydrating Shampoo 

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With all natural vegan ingredients, this sulfate free shampoo/conditioner set restores much needed moisture within curls by nourishing their essential oils. It also enhances shine and eliminates frizz without sacrificing the curl’s definition and bounce. Although the brand is on the high-end side price wise, the expense will prove to be worth it considering the amount of product. The purchase also won’t have to be made very often, especially since the vast majority of curly hair owners aren’t supposed to be reaching for their shampoo every day.

2. Drybar – The Bouncer Diffuser

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Although air drying is optimal when it comes to minimizing heat damage that dries up curls, if blow drying cannot be avoided, then make sure to use a diffuser. These gadgets are designed to redirect airflow to disperse over the entirety of your hair, reducing heat damage, while its spiky design allows ringlets to maintain their shape. The Drybar Bouncer Diffuser is unique because it is known to work quickly while still being gentle on your hair, and attaches to most blow dryers.

 

3. Denman Brush -D3 Original Styler, 7 Row

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Many curl aficionados have been warned against the dangers of brushes, especially paddle brushes when it comes to their locks due to the breakage, and the often ridiculously volumized poofball mess it can create with its texture. However, there is one brush on the market that is specifically designed for curly hair. Meant to be used as a definer instead of a de-tangler, the Denman brush works best on wet hair. Make sure to section your hair and brush it downward from the root, and remember, scrunching is your best friend!

4. Redken – Curvaceous Full Swirl Curly & Wavy Hair Cream Serum

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All curly hair owners know what it’s like to love their texture after initially air drying, but struggle to figure out what to do when their locks become depleted and crimped on the third or fourth day. This can prove especially difficult considering most products geared towards curls are to be applied on damp hair only. However, this serum is perfect for touch ups on dry hair throughout the week, making your style look as fresh as it was on day one. 

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Cost Effective Ways to Keep Your Hair Looking Healthy

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Today we want to share some cost effective ways to keep your hair looking healthy. If you want your hair to keep its shine, luster, and beauty, perhaps it’s high time you sought new, effective ways to style your hair. Your type of hair has a lot to do with how you care for it. Rather than spending your hard-earned money on expensive products without getting the best results, you can follow these four simple tips to make sure your hair maintains its beauty.

  • Avoid hot water, and use gourd juice

effective ways to keep your hair looking healthyHot showers are inevitable in colder seasons. Unfortunately, the risks of hot water drying your hair and stripping off its protective oils are something you may want to avoid. If you must take a hot shower, set a slightly warmer temperature than your average body temperature. Apply bottle gourd juice to your hair for 30 minutes before washing it off. This simple beauty hack can make your hair look superb without draining your wallet.

Want to get stronger hair? Try using almond oil to DIY-treat your stubborn hair. Pour the almond oil into a pan, heat it for roughly 40 seconds, and gently spread it over your hair. When you leave the oil for half an hour before rinsing with your regular shampoo together with cold water, your hair should get better strength-wise.

  • Use a Standalone Conditioner Daily

It’s always better to follow your shampoo with a hair conditioner and not the reverse. Try to use your conditioner as a rinsing agent on days you don’t apply shampoo while ensuring that you keep your hair buoyant, responsive, and tamable.

There is nothing wrong with shampooing in between a few days’ interval and conditioning daily. You may also want to invest in a nutrient-dense conditioner that contains vitamins A, B, C, and E and amino acids. These will keep your hair well-hydrated, healthy, and strong. A nutrient-dense conditioner facilitates shine and prevents dandruff.

  • Get a blow dryer

effective ways to keep your hair looking healthyFor a professional locked-in style, you will need to consider packing heat into your regimen. Getting a blow dryer will allow you to activate and set your styling products, keeping your hair in good shape throughout the day. This should work well when you blow-dry your hair with a strong-hold gel. While not all hair products require a blow dryer, it’s one of the easiest ways to maintain attractive-looking hair every day. Note that too much heat can be damaging to your hair. So find products that can get the job done without compromising your strands.

Even with a low budget, you can get a high-quality blow dryer to style your hair like a pro. Just be sure to learn how to wield your dryer effectively for better results. You may want to explore innovative hair styling tools offered by brands such as InStyler. Irrespective of the nature of your hair, InStyler knows exactly what products you need to create professional-looking results instantly.

Due to technological advancements, there are many products on the market that do not damage your hair. So you should not find it challenging keeping your hair in top-notch shape for a long time.

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