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The Skin Boutique: Clarisonic. If you're not using it, shame on you

The Skin Boutique: Clarisonic. If you're not using it, shame on you: read this post by my friend
Alexis, owner of The Skin Boutique, also here in Tampa.  I love my Clarisonic brush, and I absolutely see and feel a difference in my skin since I've started using it.  As you can see my her, um, no-nonsense title, Alexis is pretty serious about communicating the importance of quality products and proper skin care. :DShe took the time to understand what I will ACTUALLY do, ahem, sleep in my makeup even though she tells me not to, and prescribe a product regimen that I can use to keep my skin looking really fresh and glowing. I am a fan of heavier coverage foundations, usually, but for the first time since my early 20's, I can wear absolutely no foundation and my skin tone looks so even - it's pretty awesome.


DIY Flaxseed Hair Gel

The jury is IN. People are LOVING this. I seriously encourage everyone to try it, because even if you decide it's not for you, you've spent less than a dollar to figure that out.

I have a few clients who have been using their own home made flax seed hair gel for a while, and I decided to make a batch at home to see what all of the hype was about. I found this video on youtube, and it's about 5 minutes from start to finish.

1/4 c. whole flax seeds - Hello Omega 3 fatty acids!! Read about the benefits here!
2 cups water
cheesecloth or pantyhose (to strain)
plastic tongs
vitamin e (mild preservative)
a few drops of essential oils of your choice
airtight container

(she mentions that this makes just enough to last her before it goes bad.) Remember, it's TOTALLY FREE of artificial preservatives!  Keep it in the fridge! The girl in the video mentions her supply lasts her about 3 weeks.


How To Make Your Own Flaxseed Hair Gel



This whipped up as easily as the video showed. I sug…

Sample Party 2/13 lineup

Ouidad Curl Recovery Ultra Nourishing Cleansing Oil

Ouidad Curl Recovery Whipped Curls

Ouidad Salon Series Omega 3 Treatment

Loreal Professional Serie Expert Vitamino Color Masque

Loreal Professional Mythic Oil Nourishing Masque


These are available on a first come, first served basis. One sample of each, per customer.

12 - 7pm @ the studio, & I'll update Facbook and twitter when/if they run out.


Ouidad Curl Recovery Ultra Nourishing Cleansing Oil

LOVE. This one has me totally psyched, I really adore it already!! The Salon Series  and Now the Curl Recovery Series are taking the product line to another level - luxury! UPDATE 3/2014 - this is my favorite cleanser, I even like it as much as no-poo, and for those of you who aren't in love with the no-poo idea, this stuff is the best! It lasts a long time, and I am seeing amazing results after people start using it.  Approved!!!!!!



"Ultra Nourishing Cleansing Oil is a foaming, water-activated cleanser with an advanced oil base that gently removes dirt and build-up while restoring essential moisture. Our proprietary CR-4 Repair Complex™ – including nutrient-rich Mafura Butter and Kalahari Melon Seed Oil – envelopes the hair shaft with a cushion-like coating of concentrated fatty acids that are vital to rebuilding, nourishing and protecting hair in need of repair. Silk proteins and coconut oils bind to the cuticle to sustain hydration and resist damage while enhancing body and…

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