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Product Reviews: Murad Active Radiance Serum

I've been working for Massage Envy just shy of two years. Massage Envy uses Murad skin and body care products exclusively and so far, the only Murad product line I've tried is Environmental Shield. Why only one? Because it's that good. I rely on public transportation. This means that I am exposed to harsher elements… Continue reading Product Reviews: Murad Active Radiance Serum

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The Vampire Facial: An assault on science or simple race baiting?

Back in 2013, Kim Kardashian tried the newest trend in esthetics, or so it may have seemed. The Vampire Facial. The Spa world responded discreetly and quickly renamed the procedure "microneedling." Count on MTV to showcase this attempt at cultural stereotyping and shoddy science. 19 year old teen bathes in pigs blood to retain her 'youth'… Continue reading The Vampire Facial: An assault on science or simple race baiting?

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My own Radio Show?

  Wow! I was approached earlier this month about hosting a radio show based around my Professional blog, Borderlands of Health and Wellness and possibly a smaller role for this blog on Spa! I am flattered to be honest and I would love to give it a try for at least a season to see… Continue reading My own Radio Show?

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Four aromatic recipes for medical use and personal adornment from Ancient Egypt

The Greek playwright Homer famously opined that the Egyptians of his era were “a race of druggists.”  While archaeologists have never recovered a fully intact Egyptian herbal or complete record of the spice contents of any Royal kitchen or pharmacy, partial records do exist. Queen Hatshepsut is recorded as sending an expedition south to obtain… Continue reading Four aromatic recipes for medical use and personal adornment from Ancient Egypt

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I just found a new site for Hair Color called ESalon and I think it's amazing!For 25.00 or under, they custom blend your chosen hair color and that includes shipping price.What ESalon has done, is to provide professional coloring products and professional colorist advice and support into a home delivery format which is simple but genius… Continue reading ESalon is AWESOME

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Pacifica Products

 I recently came across Pacifica Solid Perfume in the past few months. I ordered the Persian Rose and Indian Coconut Nectar Lotion Wipes and this is my review of both products. The scent is wonderful. However, it does not last long at all. It's gone in an hour. If you don't want to reapply it that… Continue reading Pacifica Products

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Aura Cacia Scents of Balance: Muladhara

  Aura Cacia is currently running a polished marketing campaign for their new roll on aromatherapy line based on the 7 chakras. Scents of Balance has great tips and ideas on their Chakra Journey Blog Their rolls on appear to be reasonably priced but they are a few dollars more than I would have expected depending on the retailer,… Continue reading Aura Cacia Scents of Balance: Muladhara

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Push to ban microbeads from cosmetics gets a second wind

What are Microbeads? Without getting deep into the science behind their creation, microbeads are uniform polymer particles, typically 0.5 to 500 micrometres in diameter. Bio-reactive molecules can be adsorbed or coupled to their surface, and used to separate biological materials such as cells, proteins, or nucleic acids. What this means is that microbeads could be… Continue reading Push to ban microbeads from cosmetics gets a second wind