Foundation Trends
Aug13

Foundation Trends

New trends in foundations include a number of unique approaches to the endless search for individualized, flawless coverage, tone and finish.  Some recent options include: Sponge foundation with liquid, natural coverage and the ability to layer additional applications as needed or for concealer or blemishes or under the eye dark shadows. Read whole...

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Smart Rings or Bio-tags?
Jul23

Smart Rings or Bio-tags?

Biometric data has been used for years to track elite athletes.  Maximizing performance requires state of the art technology interspersed with personal best milestones and benchmarking the competition.  While digital fitness dallied in mass producing some of the elements of activity, heart rate, calories burned and so forth, the trendy wearables really haven’t created anything remarkable. Real whole article....

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Safe Pedicures
Jul04

Safe Pedicures

There are a variety of things to look for when opting for a pedicure at a spa or salon. Microorganisms in foot spas can enter through the skin; so broken skin (e.g., cuts and abrasions) should not come into contact with foot spa water. Do not shave, use hair removal creams, or wax your legs during the 24 hours before receiving treatment in a foot spa. Do not use a foot spa if your skin has any open wounds such as bug bites, bruises,...

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Elements of Beauty
May23

Elements of Beauty

Mimicking fashion’s misplaced deconstruction, volume and exaggerated shapes are seen in hair and color cosmetic trends.  A symmetrical hair and equally geometric makeup partner nicely with the strong lines in daily and evening wear. Color blocked lids with white brush strong wings are trending alongside rich kohl-rimmed lash lines.  Decorative accents such as jeweled facial applications and jeweled hair complement almost any wardrobe....

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Cosmetic Procedures to Increase in 2015
Feb03

Cosmetic Procedures to Increase in 2015

More than 55 million cosmetic surgery procedures will be performed in 2015, predicts a recent study in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). This more than quadruples the number of procedures performed in 2005, the study noted. Pushing this growth is increasing consumer awareness, direct-to-consumer marketing and advertising, as well as technological...

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The Promise of Genomics
Dec26

The Promise of Genomics

DNA collection kits and screening services will not only change how we prevent health decline but also how we prescribe and program preventative care.  One company, Pathway Genomics, one of the company’s to watch within the Fortune 500 list is taking this positive growth a step further in its One-for-One program.  For every breast cancer test purchased, the company will donate a test to a woman in need.  Read full...

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Konjac Sponges
Nov12

Konjac Sponges

From Japan and created from the naturally antimicrobial fiber of the konjac plant, and come in either wet or dry varieties. Wet varieties are already spongy as soon as they come out of the packaging. They are pre-moistened during the packaging process in a liquid that contains preservatives and antibacterial ingredients. The dry konjac sponges come hard and dry, and need to be soaked in warm water before using. Read full...

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Mushrooms as Active Ingredients
Nov09

Mushrooms as Active Ingredients

Eastern medicine’s holistic approach to health and beauty exemplifies the “beauty from the inside out” philosophy—with special attention paid to powerful superfoods such as reishi, shiitake, maitake, and tremella mushrooms. They’ve long been prized for their medicinal properties and used in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Tibetan herbology for centuries. Consider adding them to your daily diet—and even your skincare routine—for an...

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Technology and Travel
Nov06

Technology and Travel

Wearable electronics will become an important tool for travellers, who will be increasingly connected to the internet through different types of mobile devices. Wearable internet-connected devices will allow travellers to constantly receive notifications and services during their trip, as well as make bookings. This represents a challenge for travel companies which will need to build a flexible technological architecture to follow...

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Hammam
Nov04

Hammam

The hammam, also known as the Turkish hamam or Turkish bath, is the Middle Eastern variant of a steam bath, which can be categorized as a wet relative of the Finnish sauna. Although the first hammams originated in Arabia, and bath culture was a central part of Roman life, Turkey popularized the tradition (and is most often associated with it) by making hammams available to people of all walks of life. Hammams are dedicated to relaxing...

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