Wednesday, June 29, 2016



JAMES READ self-tanning products are making a BIG splash in the beauty scene! 

James Read brings 12 years of airbrush tan experience to his new innovative, lightweight formula that offers breakthrough skin-finishing techniques. These groundbreaking techniques have been used for editorial shoots, fashion shows, and even on A-List clientele!

Amazing press continues to pour in for James Read Tan this summer.  Please see the latest highlights from:

* New York Post | June 20, 2016
"Don't Sweat It, 6 Options That'll Stay Put Through Long, Hot Days"
Tantour Sculpting Duo

* People | June 16, 2016
"The Best Face Mists For Summer"
H20 Tan Mist
* Allure  
| June 23, 2016
"8 Beauty Products Celebs Have in Their Gym Bags"
H20 Tan Mist

“Face mists = everything.”

* Teen Vogue | June 26, 2016
“7 Ways to Wear Bronzer If You Have Super Sensitive Skin”
James Read Expert Quotes
H2O Tan Mist
* Southern Living
 | July 2016
“Natural Glow”
Express Bronzing Mousse
* Bustle  
| June 16, 2016
"8 Tips For Self-Tanning Your Face SO Your Glow Looks Totally Natural"
Express Glow Mask Face
* Newsday  
| June 18, 2016
“New and improved self-tanners and sunscreens”
H2O Tan Mist

“Beauty Spot: Safe Sunning”
H2O Tan Mist

It is time see what all of the buzz is about!

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Why Your Spice Cabinet May Be Your Best Kept Secret by Natasha Burton

Why Your Spice Cabinet May Be Your Best Kept Beauty Secret

If you want to shake up your beauty routine—and revive your skin to a state of absolute gorgeousness—look no further than your very own pantry. 

A number of spices you already have right in your home are untapped resources for unlocking supple, clear, and glowing skin, according to Heather Scholten of Spiceologist. Here, she shares some of her favorite seasonings that work on your skin just as well as your skillet—plus, some amazing home remedies you can try tonight!

Full of anti-bacterial qualities, saffron’s unique color, flavor and other properties give it culinary and medicinal characteristics that make it renowned all over the world. Rich in vitamin A, B1, B2, B3, Vitamin C, iron, potassium, zinc, selenium, folate and many other nutrients, saffron brightens up your complexion and even works a great home remedy for clearing up acne. Try this saffron face mask: Add 3-4 strands of high quality saffron to ½ cup whole milk and allow them to soften in the milk for an hour or so. Apply to face and neck, then, after 10-15 minutes, wash off.

The oil of this fragrant spice can make a fragrant facial cleanser, since it also has antimicrobial properties. Cloves or clove oil can also be used to prevent hair loss and for thickening the hair as well.

This antiseptic and antibacterial spice is not only a delicious anti-inflammatory addition to smoothies, but its properties can make your skin glow when used as a face mask. Try this recipe: Mix 1 tablespoon each of ground oatmeal, turmeric and honey, then stir to blend.  Apply to face with a soft brush or fingertips (you can thin with water if needed) and leave on for 10-15 minutes. Remove with cold water—hot water will make you turn orange!—then wash your face with your usual cleanser.

Get plump lips naturally with this skin-warming spice. Wet a cinnamon stick and rub on your lips. Cinnamon is a natural exfoliator and can also boost circulation while plumping your lips (temporarily, of course).

Great for sensitive skin—and spaghetti sauce—this spice decreases redness and irritation and it can help minimize sensitivity caused by sun exposure. To feel its effects, soak ½ teaspoon of the seeds in a cup purified water and spritz your face and neck to cool your skin.

Circulation-boosting ginger calms puffiness and ups blood flow, giving you a natural healthy glow. It can also help minimize cellulite dimples, which is a nice bonus, to say the least. To make a ginger scrub, pulverize ½ cup of white rice in a blender. Add ¼ cup brown sugar, 2 tablespoons of minced fresh ginger and a teaspoon of coconut milk, then blend until combined. Apply to areas of cellulite by rubbing it in, then rinse it off.

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Monday, June 20, 2016

Try This Instead of That: Easy Swaps for More Beautiful Skin

Try This Instead of That: Easy Swaps for More Beautiful Skin

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1. Swap Blended Coffee Drinks with Plain Iced Coffee
Dairy in blended coffee drinks can worsen acne and sugar break down collagen. 
Having four or more cups of coffee a day was associated with a 20% lower risk of melanoma in a 2015 Yale study.

2. Swap Grilled Steak with Salmon
Red meat grilled at high temperatures can play a damaging role in aging. Salmon, however, is rich in anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids and a serving of oily fish every five days may protect against precancerous changes, according to a 2009 study.

3. Swap Citrus Fruits with Watermelon
Citrus fruits contain prsoralens, which make your skin more sensitive to UV rays and have been linked to an increased risk of melanoma. Watermelons are full of Vitamin C (just like citrus fruits) which helps rejuvenate skin, but they do not contain any psoralens. 

Friday, June 17, 2016



A couple tips if you're a retinol newbie: Ease into it and be sure to only use the product at night. "Start slowly, incorporating it into your evening regimen (sunlight deactivates retinoic acid so you can't use it during the day) every other day. This lets your skin gradually acclimate to the more potent level of the product. You can also mix it in with your usual moisturizer or facial oil to buffer the irritation (redness, flaking, etc.) that can often come along with using retinol. And if waxing is your go-to for hair removal, do not use a retinoid two to five days before and after getting a wax. 
Another important thing to note when using an OTC or prescription retinoid is that you don't need too much. More is not better—a pea-size amount for your full face is all you need. It is also recommended to use your retinoid on the tops of your hands, your neck and your chest regularly, too to eliminate sun damage and spots.

Monday, June 13, 2016

DIY: The Beauty Benefits of Rice Water


Benefits of Rice Water

The Beauty Benefits of Rice Water

April 4, 2015
Benefits of Rice WaterThe next time you make rice, don’t throw away the water! It turns out it’s one of the cheapest ways to pamper your skin and hair!

Rice water is full of vitamins and minerals that are wonderful for both hair and skin, something women in Asian cultures have known for centuries. Traditionally, female rice farmers in China, Japan, and other southeast Asian countries used to bathe and wash in the water used for cleaning rice.
One of the best things about rice water is that it’s probably the simplest DIY “beauty product” you’ll ever make. Some rice and water is literally all you need!
Benefits of Rice Water

Make Your Own Rice Water Beauty Elixir

What You’ll Need:
  • 1/2 cup uncooked rice (brown, white long grain, white short grain, jasmine, or what ever you have)
  • 2 cups water
To make rice water, first rinse the rice with about a cup of water to remove any dirt or impurities.
Benefits of Rice Water
Then, place 1/2 cup of uncooked rice in a bowl and cover with water. Let the rice soak for 15 to 30 minutes. Swirl it around and lightly knead it until the water turns cloudy. This will help the vitamins and minerals seep into the water, creating anourishing rinse for your hair and skin.
Benefits of Rice WaterStrain out the rice water into a clean bowl or container. You can store your rice water in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for a few up to a week.
Your rice water is ready to use for a variety of hair and skin treatments:
Benefits of Rice Water

Skin Benefits

Rice water contains vitamins, minerals and amino acids which are essential for beautiful skin, including ferulic acid, which is a great antioxidant, and allantoin, known for it’s anti-inflammatory properties.

Facial cleanser
Using rice water to cleanse your face is as simple as dipping a cotton ball or pad into the liquid and gently massaging it into your skin for couple of minutes. Let your face air dry to make sure it really absorbs all of the good stuff. With regular use you will notice your skin feeling soft, tight, and radiant. Use every day as part of your skin care routine.

Facial toner
You can also use rice water as a toner. Soak a cotton ball or pad and apply to face after cleansing to minimize the appearance of pores and tighten skin. This natural skin toner promotes cell growth, stimulates blood flow, and helps keep your skin smooth and bright.

Acne treatment
Rice water also helps heal acne and cools the redness of an outbreak. It acts as an astringent on the skin, tightening the pores.

Treats eczema
The starch components in rice water are effective in easing the effects of eczema on your skin. Dip a clean washcloth into the water and pat all over the affected skin. Continue doing this for a couple of minutes and make sure you air dry it.

For irritated skin
Apply rice water on rashes or other skin inflammation to soothe it naturally. A dermatological study on patients with atopic dermatitis claimed that taking a 15 minute bath with rice water twice a day could improve the condition significantly.

Sunburn soother
Rice water is also used for cooling inflammations and burnt skin. It will help your skin recover fast and prevent further damage. Cold rice water, in such cases, is preferred.

Friday, June 10, 2016

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