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Essence of Beauty – Winter Skin Care

Essence of Beauty – Winter Skin Care

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So it is clearly feeling like winter here in San Diego lately. As I’m sitting here writing this blog, I’m sipping on my Chai Latte with Soy, with a big fuzzy shawl wrapped around my shoulders. It’s cold! If you’re anything like me, then you’re probably experiencing a few different challenges with the change of the weather. I already have a little sniffle, that I’m fighting from turning into a…

Essence of Beauty – A Cosmetic Addicts Best Friend

Essence of Beauty – A Cosmetic Addicts Best Friend

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Do you remember the first time you fell in love? Do you remember the exact moment when your eyes took something in, and your heart was so overwhelmed, that it couldn’t quite translate what it was seeing into anything more than a nervous feeling? Well, I remember the first time I fell in love with make up. Judge me if you want to, but I remember the exact moment, where…

Get Too Know LA Hair’s Anthony Pazos

Get Too Know LA Hair’s Anthony Pazos

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Get Too Know LA Hair’s Anthony Pazos By Brandee “Kurvy” J LA Hair is one of WETv’s top reality shows. The show features the top celebrity hairstylists in Hollywood working at Kim Kimble’s Hair Studio. There is always plenty of drama, diva personalities, and fabulousness from the cast of the show. Personally I have been a fan of the show since its debut two years ago when I immediately discovered…

Essence of Beauty – August 1 #RedLipstickSelfie for Lung Cancer Awareness

Essence of Beauty – August 1 #RedLipstickSelfie for Lung Cancer Awareness

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July 29, 2014 the US celebrated National Lipstick Day. Wait… what? You missed it? LOSER! Not really… if you follow fashion, beauty and make-up bloggers on social media, you were probably bombarded with images of luscious lip looks. If you don’t, you were bound to miss the day all together. Don’t feel bad. I most recently discovered an amazing way to show off your lips, and a justifiable reason to…

The Unhealthy Love of Length

The Unhealthy Love of Length

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Born and raised in Southern California, I’ve grown up surrounded in a culture obsessed with beautiful, long hair. I’ll admit it, I’ve had my stints of emotional attachment to my own hair. Through most of my teen years, the only person I would let cut my hair was my mom (not a hairdresser) because I knew I could trust her to simply trim the ends of my hair and nothing…

Essence of Beauty – Spa Shal’vah Review

Essence of Beauty – Spa Shal’vah Review

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I was introduced to Spa Shal’vah through an associate of mine, who had recently been offered a free beauty treatment with licensed esthetician, Jameelah Lloyd. She was running a promotion for professional women, offering them a 60 minute facial that also included a massage. Who says no to a complimentary beauty treatment? Not this chick. Spa Shal’vah is in Clairemont Mesa, CA inside of Primary Kneads Massage & Wellness Boutique…

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Top 10 Face-Washing Mistakes

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Your skin routine probably started early, either out of force or fear of the dreaded teens-to-come. While washing your face has been a ritural for years, like anything else – old habits die hard. As our skin changes, studies evolve and technology advances, it’s important to revisit your old routine and evaluate if you’re doing it right. Product and ingredients that we may have fears in our acne-prone teens may be…

Beautiful Hair Is Skin Deep

Beautiful Hair Is Skin Deep

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I recently had the oppourtunity to take an amazing 3-day course studying the myths, facts and resolutions to a very real concern: thinning hair. While most might think that this is mostly a concern with men, women really are the #1 worriers about the change in the density of thier hair over the years. Whether male or female, our appearence matters to all of us and our hair has a…

Essence of Beauty: Product Review – Jay’s Precious Cargo

Essence of Beauty: Product Review – Jay’s Precious Cargo

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Product Review – Jay’s Precious Cargo Body Frostings and Sugar Scrubs Summer is right around the corner, and here in San Diego, depending on what kind of bipolar weather we’re having it feels like it’s already arrived. There are so many things as a woman that comes with the rising of the temperatures. I have to get serious about my workouts, I have to change my skincare routine, I need…

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Thoughtfully Natural

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I must be honest in saying, going “Natural” required a lot of thought. I’m not really sure what triggered my ETERNAL membership in joining the Natural Movement however I can tell you what I allowed, to keep me from it. As long as I can remember, hair has always been important to me. I felt I needed someone or something to tame my dirty brownish thick mane because I was never…