Sunday, May 3, 2020

Rarity Nails

Recently, I have become obsessed with my nails. This is not necessarily a new obsession, but rather a rediscovered one. Back in the day my nails were always finished, whether I had acrylics on or I painted them myself. When I became a mom, finding time to paint my nails or even go to the salon just seemed to take a back burner. Not to mention that I became increasingly aware of everything I did around my daughter and how it might affect her and her health. Suddenly, finished nails seemed unimportant. Fast forward to a few months back and a friend invited me to get Color Street party. It was a Facebook party so what did I have to lose? I attended, the consultant did a great job of assuring this was something I could do and so I placed an order. She was right, I could do it! So I placed a second order, and a third. It was easy enough and they lasted a good amount of time. I had a party! Now, the consultant was wanting me to consider joining her as a consultant. I admit, I liked the product and it seemed like a great for for Beauty Quips...but it was the price tag holding me back. I won't go into all of that here but suffice it to say, I declined her offer. A few weeks later, I was in one of my direct sellers groups in Facebook scrolling through a share your business post and came across a link to Rarity Nails. It said Nail Strips were just $5 a set and the opportunity was FREE to join. Oh, I couldn't click that link fast enough. And what did I find? They were truly $5 a set for a larger set than CS..18 dual ended strips vs 16 with CS, the sets came with a nail file and alcohol pad just like VS but Rarity also includes an orange stick..genius since the recommendation is to gently push your cuticle back before applying (I also use mine around the edge of the strip to insure U have it well adhered). AND (go back to my concern about my daughter's health) Rarity Nails are free from 17 toxins and chemicals (Formaldehyde, Resin, Toluene, DBP, Camphor, Ethyl, Tosylamide, Xylene, Triphenyl, Phosphate, Parabens, Acetone, Lead, Cadmium, Arsenic, Mercury, and Soluble Nickel) compared to CS who is only free from 8. You better believe I felt like $5 was a much better value!!!! I signed up as a Stylist and have been wow-ing women every day since. You can shop Rarity Nails
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Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Hair Care

A while back we talked about things to avoid in your hair care.  Now let's talk some good ingredients!!!!

Here are some good things to look for in hair care products.

Some of My Favorites for Clean Healthy Hair

Isoflavones are a phytoestrogen.
 •  Help to stimulate hair growth by stimulating the production of hyaluronic acid.  Hyaluronic acid is naturally present in your scalp and is a natural moisturizer that holds water on your skin
 • Helps with the regeneration of hair follicle leukocytes (epidermal cells that produce keratin and hair proteins)
 • Helps increase insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I) for hair growth
 • Helps with hair loss in premenopausal women and those suffering from alopecia
Find it in Acti-Labs Capill Hair Isoflavone Shampoo HERE
We also offer a Conditioning Mask (don't let the name fool you, you can use this just like regular conditioner)

Pisum Sativum is otherwise known as pea peptides.  A complete source of essential amino acids and nutrients. It has anti-aging, reconstructive, antioxidant volumizing, conditioning and strengthening properties.
 •  Help to stimulate and strengthen follicle stem challenging I  turn helps to promote hair growth whilst preventing hair loss
 • Adds volume to hair
 • Benefits hair and scalp.
Find it in Acti-Labs Leave It Conditioning Styling Lotion.  You can purchase that HERE

Seriously it does seem like magic.
You should see what it does for my
daughter's curly hair!!

I highly recommend this Shine and Go solution set.  These products are formulated to work together and you save some money purchasing it this way. 
Shine and Go 

For added benefits try our Follicle Food with specially designed nutrients for your hair. 
Feed your hair healthy

Lastly,  be sure to get your FREE guide to the best foods to eat for beautiful hair HERE

Have a BEAUTIFUL day!

Your friend in beauty,


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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

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Let's Talk Hair: Some common haircare ingredients to avoid

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Is your hair dry and brittle? Is it lacking lustre? Is your hair color fading faster.than you would like? Does it seem like your hair doesn't get any longer? It might be your shampoo and/or conditioner. There are some common ingredients that do your hair more harm than good. Parabens and sulfates. Let's talk about them here!

Parabens and sulfates are preservatives. Parabens are used to prevent mold and bacteria. Sulfates are surfacents (detergent, emulsifier, and/or foaming agents) attracting oil and water....basically, they are what makes a shampoo sudsy.. Sounds pretty good, right? So why all the controversy? Well, studies have shown that parables mimic the activity of estrogen and therefore, can interfere with estrogen production. We all know that too much estrogen can trigger an increase in breast cell division and tumor growth. This is why parables are linked with breast cancer and reproductive issues.. So far, sulfates are considered safe in concentrations of less than 50%. IF they are properly rinsed off of the skin. The FDA continues to review the safety of parabens and sulfates, but since there is not enough info yet, I say better to play it safe and avoid them, than end up sorry later.s

As far as your hair is concerned..depending on your hair type, it may be smart to avoid these. Sulfates strip your hair of all NATURAL oils making it dry and brittle. If your scalp is sensitive (as mine is) sulfates can cause irritation, think redness, crying and itching. And they can also shorten the lifetime of hair color (if you regularly dye your hair like I do, you know this can add up to quite an expense). In short, if you have course, dry, and /or color treated hair, you should consider using a sulfate free shampoo as it will cleanse and moisturize your hair without stripping the natural oils from your hair, making it look and feel healthier. I'm not going to lie to you, there is an adjustment period with sulfate free shampoo as it does not suds. We are so programmed to lather, rinse, repeat that our minds can trick is into thinking we aren't getting our hair clean. Not to mention that the presence of the natural oil in our scalp and hair is going to feel, well, unnatural. Stick with it, give it 2-3 washes (not at one and you will get used to it. By the time the bottle is half gone, you will wonder why you didn't do this sooner.a

How do you recognize parabens and sulfates in the ingredients list? Parabens are pretty easy to recognize...they generally have the word paraben right in their name. As with any rule, there is an exception...they could be listed as alkylparahydroxy benzoates (eek, why would I need something with so many syllables to clean my hair?) Sulfates are generally listed among the first ingredients and have sodium and/or lauryl/laureth in their name.

That's all for today. May your hair be shiny and bouncy!

Your Friend In Beauty,


Monday, August 19, 2019

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Your Friend In Beauty,