Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Exuviance Performance Peel AP25


Sometimes we like to do things ourselves, so we rather to stay home and work on our flaws; uneven skin tone, wrinkles and fine lines instead of spending hours in the salon. Exuviance Performance has changed the game for us with this easy to use at home kit. The Exuviance Performance Peel consists of a 6 week supply of 12 single use peels plus one sensitivity test peel, 13 steps 1 Activator Pads, 13 steps 2 Neutralizer Pads.

The active ingredients are 25% professional level AHA/PHA (alpha hydroxyl acids and polyhydroxy acids), glycolic acid, mandelic acid and gluconolactone.


The Exuviance Performance Peel is very easy to use by following the 2 step cotton pad technique, using it in areas that shows the first signs of aging such as the face, chest and back of hands. Implement this home kit in your weekly beauty routine by using it twice a week. I applied the 2 step method and it did not irritate my skin, neither did I feel any form of tingling. I cleansed my face thoroughly and used the 2 step cotton pad as recommended in the time allotted. There was a slight change with my smile lines but my uneven skin tone remained the same. For the price of this product I was hoping for something that gives a more transparent result.


Smile lines we just can’t get rid of they will eventually come back after a certain point in life especially if we continue to smile each day. On the other hand I am free from wrinkles and my main issue is dealing with uneven skin tone. I was hoping for a huge difference in the appearance of my skin tone while using this at home kit. I already implement other products targeted for dark spots in my skin regime but needed a little boost, so I took the challenge by trying the Exuviance Performance Peel AP 25.

Since this product is clinically proven to restore the skin by reducing the signs of aging I handed it over to a more mature audience that it would be better suitable for.

With regular use up to two times per week, user can see changes in their skin such as
  1. Refine pore size and smooth texture.
  2. A visibly diminish of the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  3. Improve clarity and brightness in skin tone.
  4. An all-over healthy glow, suppleness and smoothness to skin.

The Exuviance Performance Peel AP 25 should not be used during topical procedures such as microdermabrasion, electrolysis, waxing and depilatory use within one week of a peel this may cause an increase in the skin sensitivity to the peel. I am an avid user of these topical procedures so I was a bit skeptical before I tried this product. I refrained from using the topical procedures listed because I didn’t want to cause more harm to my super sensitive skin. I would also recommend using a sun screen along with this treatment as it helps to product your skin from the sun and the outside environment. If you use any topical prescriptions or oral prescriptions with retinoid consult with your physician prior usage of the Exuviance Performance Peel AP25.

Activator Pad Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Mandelic Acid, Glycolic Acid, Gluconolactone, Ammonium Hydroxide, Arginine, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Chlorphenesin, Methylparaben, Sodium Bisulfite.

Neutralizer Pad Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Bicarbonate, Glycine, Benzalkonium Chloride.

It is important to read the complete directions before using this product and also to test the sensitivity of the peel to your skin to see if there is no sign of irritation and/or discomfort after 24 hours, you may proceed with a peel to the entire face, hand or where ever you choose to apply the 2 step cotton peel.

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Saturday, December 24, 2016

Natural Hair Product Junkie Problems


If you are a Naturalista or you just began the transitioning stage then you should know one problem that we normally come across is buying a bunch of products that does no good for our hair types. Instead we get tons of flakes, build-ups, not much of the desired style etc. My advice based on experience is to tick to a product that works for your hair type and try not to over buy product that will not work for you.

When we over buy products they are often times not used at their best advantage and they might have to get thrown out, donated to someone or just be another displayed item on our shelves.


If you are a new naturalista start by buying products in small quantity until you can find suitable products that can be used to build your daily or weekly hair regimen. If products are bought in bulk more likely they won’t be used as often, so I would recommend getting starter packs for your hair. Starter packs are a great way to prevent the extra spending and wastage of unnecessary product that does not work for your hair type.

With all said and done to know if a product is suitable for your hair type then eventually you will just have to buy the product and try it and/or if you have a natural friend you can sample some of their products to see what will work for your hair type.

Some product types that you should look out for before considering your purchase includes:
  • Any water based conditioner that does not list water as the first ingredient
  • Product with fragrance in the first five listed ingredients
  • Shampoos that does not contain oil or silicone
  • Products that are not leave-in and contains mineral oil
  • Products with missing, incomplete or short ingredient list
  • Deep conditioners that are primarily made up of butters and oils
  • Any product with a cloying scent 

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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Beautiful Ideas for Short and Mid-Length Hair

A person’s hairstyle says a lot about their personality and image. Therefore, it is good to not stick to a plain hairstyle. Now, whether your hair is long, short, or mid-length, you can do everything to make it look fabulous. You just have to resort to certain techniques on how to make it so much beautiful. For short and mid-length hair, it can be a little bit tricky, but anything is possible. Remember that sporting a short hair is always pretty and it gives you confidence. Take all the hairstyles that will be featured in this article and prepare yourself for a new you!

As you know, there are different types of hair length. There are long, medium long, short, mid-length, and shoulder-length. Which hair length type does your hair belong? If your hair is mid-length or short, then you’re probably aware of how difficult it is to find some great hairstyles to fit your taste. Apparently, when you have a long hair, you can always do different hair tricks and stylings. But if your hair is short, you are always in for a challenge. Worry no more, because below are the hairstyles for short and mid-length hair that you might want to try and soon show off.

For short length:

1.               1. Modern hairstyle with wispy edges

The wispy edges in this hairstyle are the ones that make the overall look of the hair fresh, fabulous, and youthful. This is a good hairstyle idea for women who are fans of modern bob. If you decide to opt for this hairstyle, instruct your stylist to make the wispy ends appear more natural.



1.                     2. Pixie cut

This is one of most opted hairstyles for short-length hair. It’s because it’s versatile and it makes the wearer look young and sophisticated at the same time. When styling your pixie cut and making it look more feminine, blow-dry your bangs to the side by using a small round brush. According to hairstylist Tim Rogers, "Wearing the bangs soft and side-swept can help minimize a square jaw and make a short cut look less severe.” Also, if your hair is a brunette, you can color it into blonde to also give a lighter look which makes it girlier.




1.                 3. Short crop up-do

When you want a more glamorous look, go for this hairstyle. The swept up look always creates a bit of sophistication. It is especially a great option when you go to a formal occasion. To make it more regal, add some volume into it by sweeping the strands to a side and gel the sides back.



1.             4. Classic angled bob

Most celebrities opt for this hairstyle because of its classic 70’s appeal. It exudes a Marilyn Monroe personality which makes you look more daring. To perfect this hairstyle, soften the wedged layers at the sides with a curving-in shape. This will make your lips and chin appear prominent and a little bit seductive.



For mid-length hair:

1.           1. Mid-length hairstyle with defined locks

This hairstyle is simply one of a kind. The shiny tresses and silky finish are enough to make it eye-catching. You can add some oil to make it look smoother and shinier.



1.           2. Mid-length hairstyle with pronounced layers

Sporting this hairstyle makes you look alluring. The jagged edges are the ones that provide the main attraction, therefore it’s nice to also check this hairstyle out if you are on a lookout for some light hairdos. To bring out the beauty of your face, flip your front locks out. Also, do the same on the back of your hair.



1.               3. Mid-length hairstyle with bangs and waves

A mid-length hair can be flirtier when you add some bangs and beach waves to go along with your overall look. This type of hairdo is great for every occasion. You can sort it in a formal event and bring out a red carpet look and at the same time, you can flaunt it on casual occasions.



1.          4. Retro Bouffant Hairstyle

English actress Lily Collins once sported this hairstyle and it sure looked good on her. This hairstyle can be worn on many occasions. It gives out a classic and beautiful look. This hairstyle can be achieved by parting the hair between the center of your head and curling the ends of it. And to even match the beauty of your hairstyle, make your face look classier by also creating a cat-eye look on your eyes.



The hairstyles that are described and shown above are fantastic choices when you want something edgy and unique. You can also add some shades and colors on your hair to perfect your look.

Now you don’t have to stress out anymore about how difficult and challenging it is to choose hairstyles for your short length and mid-length locks. Beautiful hairstyles are everywhere! You just have to find out which one works out best for you.

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Author’s bio: Hi, my name is Aubrey Ginsberg and I am the co-founder and editor of www.girlswithnaturalhair.com. I work as a professional graphic designer and blogger, but I have (as most of women probably) a big passion for beauty & hair care.

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Saturday, December 17, 2016

Bath and Body Works $100 Giveaway Event


Welcome to the $100 Bath and Body Works Giveaway Event! 


Just in time for the holidays, this great group of bloggers wanted to partner up, to bring you one great prize! You can never go wrong with Bath and Body Works, right?!



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  Disclosure: The bloggers involved in this giveaway were not compensated, and are not responsible for prize fulfillment. Lil' Blog and More will be sending the prize out. Must be 18 years of age or older to enter this giveaway. This giveaway starts December 17th, 2016 , and will end on January 16th, 2016 at 11:59 pm. The winner will be emailed, and have 48 hours to respond, or a new winner will be chosen. Once a winner is drawn and confirmed, the name will be announced on the GiveawayTools form. Open to US and Canada. 
Wednesday, December 7, 2016

5 HAIR AND SKIN BENEFITS OF ARGAN OIL

Argan Oil

If you are looking for some magical potion that would transform the texture of your skin and hair, Argan oil is the answer for you. It is natural oil that is extracted from a Moroccan tree. It is rich with nutrients that include vitamins and other fatty acids that are best for our skin and hair.

It is the number one choice of all the celebrities who prefer it as a cosmetic product. Once you buy it, you will feel the inevitability of this liquid gold in your life. Yes, Liquid gold I said because that is what is called by most of the people around the globe.

You must be getting all curious as to what can be so magical and beneficial of this mere oil. To satiate your curiosity, here are some amazing benefits of Argan oil for hair and skin that will convince you to make it a part of your vanity box:

The Best Lip Treatment:
If your lips are getting all cracked and losing their color, Argan oil can give you perfect lip treatment. You can simply apply two drops of it every night before going to sleep.
You can also make your own lip scrub by mixing brown sugar and argan oil together and applying it gently on your lips. It will revamp the skin of your lips and make them softer and smoother just like a baby’s.

Hair Repair and a Styling Agent:
This amazing oil is used by many for styling and settling hair in place. The best part is amidst making your hair look sleek and shiny, it also brings the lost health and volume of your hair back. It also works best as a dry shampoo leaving your hair beautifully scented and without a split end.

Say Goodbye to Stretch Marks:
If you are embarrassed to wear revealing clothes because of the ugly stretch marks all over your body, fret not! Just apply lukewarm oil wherever there are stretch marks. This will help the skin of that particular area to repair and also save you from getting more stretch marks due to the improved elasticity of the skin. Vitamin A and E present in this oil have a great impact on the damaged skin and make it healthier and glowing.

Bring Brittle Nails Back to Life:
Weak and brittle nails take all the beauty of the hands away. If you want to make your nails stronger and bring their shine back, apply Argan oil on them using a cotton ball and then wear gloves right before you go to sleep. You can make it a permanent part of your manicure kit and use it more often to maintain the strength of your nails.

Best Moisturizer and Acne Repellent:
Argan oil is the best moisturizer for face and body, especially for those who have oily skin because it is completely non-greasy. The daily use of this amazing oil does not only moisturize the skin but also repairs the damaged skin, fades away the blemishes and reduces inflammation as it consists of anti-oxidants and vitamins that are friendly to sensitive skin.


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Author Bio:
This post was written by Beth Martel. She is a mother of two, a medical professional and a humanitarian. She blogs at HealthyRecharge.com. Check out the three best hair oils that will bring the lost health and volume of your hair back.



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