NeoCell Biotin Bursts

I used to have long, strong fingernails but my nails have become very brittle in recent years.  They split, crack and break and I’m unable to grow them past my fingertips.  And of course my skin is perpetually dry and lackluster.  At only 20 calories per chew, Biotin Bursts are a fun, delicious way to obtain the biotin I need for healthier hair, skin and nails.  Biotin Bursts are low in sugar, gluten-free, soy-free and contain no artificial ingredients.

NeoCell Biotin Bursts are available in 30-count packages and can be purchased at CVS, Walgreens, Vitamin Shoppe, Vitamin World, Harmon’s and health and natural product retailers nationwide for a suggested retail price of $15.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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Sherri Hill Collection by CHI's Miss Universe Style Illuminate



Designer Sherri Hill presented her Spring/Summer 2015 Collection with hair by lead artist Tammy Mixon for the CHI Miss Universe Style Illuminate product line. Sherri Hill’s exclusive collections epitomize the fashionable lifestyle of today’s contemporary women. Each look is designed to enhance and fit the female form with fashion-forward styling and wearability.  Tammy Mixon created “Spring Fling” consisting of a low ponytail that was textured, light and airy.   

The “Inspiration” from Lead Stylist Tammy Mixon for CHI Miss Universe Style Illuminate

“I designed this hairstyle to allow the dresses by Sherri Hill to stand out. Since it is her Spring/Summer Collection, I wanted a look that would be universal but fresh looking.”

Get The Look

1.    Begin the look at the top creating a side diagonal part.
2.    Starting at the top crow, take 1” sections and spray with CHI Miss Universe Style Illuminate Flexible Hair Spray. With the CHI Miss Universe 1 1/4" Curling Iron, curl the section on base leaving the ends free about 2”. Hold for a few seconds, then clip.
3.    Continue curling the back and sides in the same manner being sure to spray each section with the CHI Miss Universe Style Illuminate Flexible Hair Spray. 
4.    At the top, section the hair following the same diagonal part and continue to curl the hair as above.
5.    After the hair has cooled, remove pins and brush.
6.    Next with your fingers lift multiple sections throughout the head spraying each one with CHI Miss Universe Style Illuminate Restage Dry Shampoo for texture.

Tammy Mixon Tip: “As you are spraying each section, shake it lightly to dry to create a light airy look." Simply spray each section with the dry shampoo and move your fingers to the ends. Holding the hair straight up; shake the section lightly to replicate.

7.    At the back of the head, part-off a triangle section from the crown to the nape. Back brush this section loosely and allow the hair to fall naturally.
8.    Leaving this triangle section free, begin to gently back brush the top and sides for volume smoothing the surface with your fingers allowing any shorter sections to cascade around the face naturally.
9.    With your fingers, begin to comb the hair back including the sides and create a low ponytail. The key to this style is keeping the triangle section out of the ponytail. Leaving this free adds length and fullness to the pony. While styling, also make sure to keep the volume, texture and fullness. Secure with a rubber band. 

10. To hide the elastic tie, take a small section from underneath and wrap around to cover. Spray with CHI Miss Universe Style Illuminate Rock Your Crown Firm Hair Spray.

11. To finish, back brush the triangle section from underneath and also back brush the ponytail blending the two together for fullness. Arrange pieces and spray with CHI Miss Universe Style Illuminate Rock Your Crown Firm Hair Spray.

Tammy Mixon Tip: In addition to using a brushing motion to add more texture to the ponytail, use your fingers to piece and pull small sections.

Restage Dry Shampoo CHI Miss Universe Style Illuminate Dry Shampoo is a water free spray that cleanses and refreshes hair by absorbing excess oil and eliminating odor. It blends in flawlessly to all hair types, providing added lift and texture to hair.

Work Your Style Flexible Hair Spray CHI Miss Universe Style Illuminate Flexible Hair Spray is a fast drying light hold hair spray that gives lift, texture and control with flexible movement. It offers protection against moisture and humidity, while providing an incredible silky shine with no added build up or flakes.

Rock Your Crown Firm Hair Spray Miss Universe Style Illuminate Firm Hair Spray is a firm hold aerosol hair spray designed for ultimate control and shine. The fast drying, weightless formula offers all day hold and support with no added build up.

Miss Universe CHI 1 ¼” Titanium Curling Iron Lift, curl, flip and style your look into crown worthy curls with this 1 ¼” titanium curling iron that creates luscious, full body curls while protecting hair and locking in moisture.

  • Titanium barrel for smooth glide and shiny finish
  • Dual voltage for international travel
  • Heats up to 210°C/410°F

Klorane ~ New Mango Butter range

NEW Mango Butter range—Shampoo, Conditioning balm, Mask, Leave-in cream and Oil—unlocks the secret of the mango to combat dry hair, making nourished, supple hair as easy as 1-2-3!

Considered sacred by Hindus, the mango tree bears a stone fruit known throughout the world for its delectable, juicy flesh. For thousands of years, the mango, indigenous to Asia, has been cultivated and harvested for sustenance and medicinal purposes due to its inherent nutritive and protective properties. Chock-full of antioxidants, fatty acids, polysaccharides, minerals and vitamins, the mango is a veritable well of nutrients.

Unmatched in their top-notch expertise on botanical science, KLORANE Laboratories looked to the mango’s superior nourishing and moisturizing powers to anchor a line made especially for dry hair prone to tangles, split ends and dullness: the NEW Mango Butter range. This rejuvenating range provides nourishment to strands without weighing hair down to reveal revived, supple and soft hair.

While carefully preserving the surrounding ecosystem, KLORANE harvests their mangoes (Mangifera indica L.) in India in accordance withPierre Fabre Botanical Expertise® specifications. This rigorous process from selection through the development of a plant extract, ensures the availability, traceability and consistent efficacy of raw materials and guarantees that consumers receive safe, innovative and effective productsThe unique quality chain keeps in line with KLORANE’s commitment to minimize their environmental impact at every stage of development. Before they are completely ripe and when active substances are at their peak concentration, the mangoes are picked by hand. To unlock the superior moisturizing and nourishing powers of the mango best suited to meet the needs of dry hair, KLORANE utilizes the kernel of the mango, which is removed from its protective shell then sun-dried naturally before cold-pressing. The cold-pressing process preserves the mango’s exceptionally nutritious qualities and produces a silky mango butter that is composed of polysaccharides and 90% fatty acids with nourishing, moisturizing and protective benefits to enhance dry hair.

A result of a superficial deterioration, dry hair lacks lipids which protect against external stressors. This hydrolipidic film also helps to regulate the exchange of water naturally contained in the hair. With its natural protection disrupted, hair can experience excessive water loss at its core while the hair’s scales lift up and fall away, exposing the intercellular cement of hair. The intercellular cement is rendered deficient and the keratin fibers become damaged. Hair becomes dull, coarse and difficult to style. With its NEW Mango Butter range, KLORANE has not only developed an easy 3-Step beauty ritual proven to transform dry hair, but also invites you to indulge in a luxurious experience.
·         From the very first wash, NEW KLORANE Shampoo with mango butter ($7.50 / 3.35 oz.; $19.50 / 13.5 oz.) helps to strengthen hair’s hydrolipidic film and coats hair to keep it from drying out. The Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS)-free shampoo leaves hair nourished, silky, soft and shiny and prepared to take on treatments in Steps 2 & 3.

·         NEW KLORANE Conditioning balm with mango butter ($7.50 / 1.69 oz.; $16 / 5.07 oz.) provides nourishment and detangling benefits without weighing hair down while helping to prevent split ends. Left in hair for just two minutes, this biodegradable, rinse-out treatment restores softness and suppleness.

·         With a high concentration of mango butter, NEW KLORANE Mask with mango butter ($24 / 5.04 oz.) coats the scales on the hair cuticle and fills in cracks within the hydrolipidic film, helping to keep hair from drying out. The weekly, biodegradable rinse-out treatment brings intense, deep-down and long-lasting nourishment to hair, leaving it protected, repaired and easier to style.
·         A daily leave-in treatment, NEW KLORANE Leave-in cream with mango ($16 / 4.22 oz.)  acts as a protective coating over the full length of hair and helps to prevent split ends. After application of the creamy and fluid-textured formula, hair is nourished, protected, softened and easy to style.

·         A multi-purpose dry oil, NEW KLORANE Mango Oil ($16 / 4.22 oz.) is formulated with a photo-protector complex to protect against external stressors like the sun, salt water and chlorine. Hair fibers are smoothed down to prevent hair from drying out and hair’s radiance and luminosity are enhanced.

The NEW Mango Butter range is dermatologically tested, paraben- and silicone-free and infused with an enchanting natural scent of freshly-cut mangoes that offers a unique sensory experience. All products have clinically-proven effectiveness individually but when Steps 1 through 3 were combined, the effects of the products were found to have reinforced nutritive properties and enhanced effectiveness. In a study of 67 subjects who used NEW KLORANE Shampoo with mango butter together with NEW KLORANE Conditioning balm with mango butterand NEW KLORANE Leave-in cream with mango butter: 97% agreed the combination facilitated detangling; 94% agreed hair was nourished and supple after use; and 93% agreed the combination protects hair from drying out and nourishes hair deep down. Additionally, 85% found that combining the three products was more effective than just using the shampoo alone.

Say Agua! Is water the secret to great skin care and a better body?

Benefits of Drinking Water for Healthy Skin
Skin cells are made up of water. Without water, our organs (including your skin) cannot function properly. When your skin is not getting sufficient amount of water, it will turn dry, flaky, and dull.
Unfortunately, we are not plants and do not revive almost instantly when drinking water. Water is ingested and will reach all the other organs before it reaches the skin. Therefore, it is important to make sure you are drinking enough water to satisfy your body’s needs. Dr. Susan Stuart is a board certified La Jolla, California dermatologist who tells us what drinking water can do for our skin:
Make You Look Younger
Drinking water is a natural, simple and cheap anti-aging secret. Dr. Stuart says, “Water replenishes skin tissue, which keeps it from drying out. Dry skin causes less elasticity, making the skin more prone to wrinkles. A lack of hydration in skin will also result in more redness and dark spots. So remember to stay hydrated to keep those wrinkles from appearing sooner than later.”
Reduce Acne & Breakouts
A major benefit of drinking water is that it flushes out toxins from the body. Toxins in our bodies can cause our pores to clog and our skin to become dull and oily. This can lead to a breakout of pimples, white and black heads, and blemishes. Dr. Stuart adds that, “While water is not the cure to all acne problems, it can sure help. The elimination of toxins and waste products can in fact result in healthier clearer skin.”
Drinking Water: The Aid to a Better Workout and Building Muscle
Franci Cohen is a Manhattan certified trainer and nutritionist. She always encourages her clients to drink more water.
As Franci Cohen explains, it is important to stay hydrated before, during and after your workout for many reasons.  When you exercise, you can lose a significant amount of fluid from increased perspiration and respiration, which can greatly compromise you body's electrolyte balance. It is important that you drink enough water to replace that lost fluid, so that your body can continue to function at its best. Being properly hydrated can also result in a better workout. It will help avoid muscle cramps, nausea and dizziness.”
Water Builds Stronger Muscles and Joints
Water acts as a lubricant for your muscles, joints and vital organs. When exercising, you are adding weight and stress to your body. Without the proper fluid intake, you can really harm your joints. Water gives this protective fluid your joints need for optimum performance and added life.
Cohen points out that,   “Water is the healthiest and cheapest energy drink out there.”
How Much Water Should You Be Drinking?
The amount of water you should drink before and during your workout varies depending on your weight, the type of workout you are doing and the climate. Franci recommends starting with 8 to 16 ounces of water before your workout. Then consume a glass of water for each 20 to 30 minutes during your workout.

If you are working out in a mild climate, you can lose about 4 to 8 cups of water through sweating depending on the intensity of your workout.
If you are working out in a hotter and humid climate, you can sweat a lot more and therefore dehydrate quicker. The loss of fluid during exercise will result in fatigue as well a decrease in your performance. Franci stresses that,  “ Also, if you do not drink water after exercise, your performance the following days will suffer.” 
About Franci Cohen:
Franci Cohen is a personal trainer, exercise physiologist, and certified nutritionist with a double master’s degree in nutrition and exercise physiology. She is the CEO of Fuel Fitness NY, and the creator of SPIDERBANDS®. Centered around suspension and aerial concepts, this unique hybrid fitness modality is a total-body cardio resistance workout that leverages gravity and your bodyweight with other intense exercise modules such as rebounding, kickboxing and indoor cycling. 
With over 18 years of experience, Franci has been a mainstay in the fitness and nutrition industries. Franci believes in a tough love approach to fitness and health.  “We all have our fitness wake-up call at some point in our lives and it can be a powerful catalyst for change,” says Franci. “Unfortunately, many people overcompensate and try to change everything at once, which is a disaster. Making lasting change involves going through stages that aren't necessarily linear.  People fluctuate and transition between the stages. Knowing how to move through them can get you where you want to be.”
-       Triple Bachelors Degree
-       Masters in Nutrition
-       Masters in Exercise Physiology
-       Nutritionist
-       Group Exercise Instructor
-       Group Fitness Specialist
-       Personal Trainer
-       Lifeguard/Professional Rescuer
-       Indoor Cycling Instructor
Certifying Institutions
-       Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (A.N.D.)
-       American College of Sports Medicine
-       National Academy of Sports Medicine
-       American Council on Exercise (ACE)
-       American Fitness Association of American (AFAA)
-       Mad Dog Athletics
-       American Red Cross
About Susan Stuart-
Dr. Stuart  is co-founder of La Jolla Plastic Surgery Dermatology.
Susan Stuart, M.D. received her Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree from Tulane University School of Medicine. She completed a highly competitive one year internship at Mercy Hospital Medical Center in San Diego followed by a residency at Emory University, one of the most highly respected dermatology training programs in the U.S. She also completed a one year postgraduate dermatology fellowship in pediatric dermatology at Stanford University Medical Center.
Dr. Stuart's career began with her undergraduate education where she received her B.A. degree from Duke University and was elected into Phi Beta Kappa, an elite academic honor bestowed upon a small percentage of undergraduates who have achieved the highest standards of scholarship in the U.S. In addition, Dr. Stuart is the founder and past president of a nationally recognized organization for children with physical and emotional disorders at Duke University.
After completing 8 years of postgraduate medical education, Dr. Stuart began offering San Diego skin care services and has remained in the area ever since. She has worked with several internationally respected dermatologists and laser experts while continuing her academic endeavors as a faculty member at UCSD Medical Center, where she has instructed interns and residents. She maintains active staff privileges at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla.
Dr. Stuart is considered one of San Diego's leading experts in dermatology and lasers and has been selected as one of American's top physicians in dermatology. She has been featured regularly on news shows including NBC, ABC, and KUSI for her expertise on a variety of dermatology topics and procedures, including San Diego Fraxel® laser skin rejuvenation and BOTOX® Cosmetic.

Seabuck Wonders Sea Buckthorn Deep Hydrating Serum


  • Replenishes & Rejuvenates
  • Supports Collagen Production
  • Helps Maintain Skin's Moisture Balance
  • Made With Certified Organic Sea Buckthorn
  • Vegan & Non-GMO
  • Paraben-Free & Cruelty-Free
  • Daiy-Free, Wheat-Free & Gluten-Free
  • Naturally Scented With Essential Orange Oil
  • For All Skin Types
Infused with a potent blend of Omega 3, 6, 9, and the rare Omega-7, SeabuckWonders’ Deep Hydrating Serum will not only moisturize skin, but also improve texture and tone.
Sea Buckthorn Deep Hydrating Serum nourishes and supports cell regeneration to minimize fine lines and help maintain a youthful, healthy glow. This serum is ideal for all skin types and is highly effective, yet it will not leave your skin oily or irritated. Deep Hydrating Serum is an important part of your everyday skincare routine and will leave you with smooth, radiant skin.

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