Brow Building

 

Could you go a day without your eyebrows?

In this video, Kim, our lovely assistant and makeup artist here at Wholistic Skincare will show you how she builds the perfect brow everyday.

Brow Pencil: Jordana USA in Brown Suede, $1.99. Sold at Walgreens
Foundation: Cinema Secrets Foundation #201-67B, $28. Sold at http://www.shop.cinemasecrets.com

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Carol’s Daughter Has A New Home

L’Oréal USA signed an agreement to acquire the highly-celebrated natural beauty brand, Carol’s Daughter. Carol’s Daughter was created by Lisa Price in 1993, who named the brand for her beloved mother, Carol.

Photo Source: Carol's Daughter Facebook Page
Founder, Lisa Price

We were shocked to learn this week that L’Oréal USA signed an agreement to acquire the popular natural beauty brand, Carol’s Daughter. Carol’s Daughter was created by Lisa Price in 1993, who named the brand for her beloved mother, Carol.

I have worked hard for the past 21 years nurturing my brand and am thrilled that we will have a new home with L’Oréal USA,” said Lisa Price, Founder and President of Carol’s Daughter. “L’Oréal has a proven track record of helping established companies achieve their full potential while staying true to the core of the brand and they have an understanding of the future of multi-cultural beauty.  I could not be more proud to begin this next chapter of the Carol’s Daughter brand with them. I know that my mother (Carol) is smiling as well.”

Headquartered in New York City, Carol’s Daughter will continue to operate out of their offices under the brand’s current leadership team. Carol’s Daughter will join L’Oréal USA’s impressive roster of top U.S. brands including– Maybelline NY, Kiehl’s, Essie, Urban Decay, Clarisonic and NYX.

Photo Source: Carol’s Daughter Facebook Page
Source: L’Oréal USA Signs Agreement To Acquire Carol’s Daughter [Press Release]. Retrieved from http://www.lorealusa.com

DIY BROWN SUGAR SCRUB RECIPE

While Sephora’s store shelves are stocked with many different brands of brown sugar body scrub, some which we absolutely love like Fresh Brown Sugar Body Polish and Archipelago Brown Sugar Scrub, it is really quite simple to make your own. It only requires three ingredients, a glass jar and five minutes of your time.

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DIY BROWN SUGAR SCRUB

Ingredients:
* 1/2 cup of Turbinado Sugar
* 1 tbl of Almond Oil (or grapeseed oil, sesame oil, coconut oil)
* 8-10 drops of Rose Oil (or your favorite essential oil)

Mix ingredients together and place in a glass jar. Store in a cool dark place. Stand in your shower. Before wetting your skin, massage scrub dry onto your body. For best results use twice weekly.

While Sephora’s store shelves are stocked with many different brands of brown sugar body scrub, some which we absolutely love like Fresh Brown Sugar Body Polish and Archipelago Brown Sugar Scrub, it is really quite simple to make your own. It only requires three ingredients, a glass jar and five minutes of your time.

Sugar may ruin your teeth, but it has many great benefits for your skin. First of all, sugar is hydrating. It is a natural humectant, which means that it will draw moisture from the environment into your skin. Secondly, sugar is an excellent exfoliant as it is a natural source of glycolic acid, an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) which dissolves dead surface skin cells to help reveal healthier, more youthful-looking skin.

Lastly, sugar can be more beneficial for your skin than salt as it is gentler. Salt is too harsh, it can cause microscopic tears in the skin and can actually strip the skin of natural oils causing dryness.

When choosing a type of sugar for your body scrub, be sure to use turbinado sugar because it is naturally coarser than granulated brown sugar providing a more thorough exfoliation.

DIY Cornmeal Facial Scrub

214ec6_233bf9fad5c6a6ac97f96d0af6200991.jpg_srz_p_465_380_75_22_0.50_1.20_0.00_jpg_srzFacial scrubs are  great for improving the texture and tone of the skin. They are designed to exfoliate the skin, which removes dead skin cells giving the skin a smooth, healthier appearance. There are thousands of different brands to choose from, you can even make your own, but the most important thing to remember when searching  for the best facial scrub, is to  focus on choosing ingredients that will help improve your specific skin condition. While they should not be used in place of  professional exfoliation treatments, the occasional use of a facial scrub can provide you with a more even complexion.

DIY Cornmeal Facial Scrub

An easy way to create your own scrub is to simply add 1 tsp of cornmeal to about 1/2 tbsp of your favorite milk or gel cleanser. Gently scrub using circular motions and rinse well with lukewarm water. Apply a hydrating or clay (if you have oily skin) mask for about 5 mins and rinse. Finish up with sunscreen and moisturizer appropriate for your skin type.