Mornings can be hectic: getting breakfast made, taking the kids to school, rushing off to work – we could always use more minutes in the day.  It Factor shampoo, conditioner, and styling aids make your blowout last longer, but reduces drying time!  Their products protect your hair from your hot tools while adding healthy shine.  Try It Factor’s products to make your mornings less stressful and to keep your blowout strong and manageable.

Mornings can be hectic: getting breakfast made, taking the kids to school, rushing off to work – we could always use more minutes in the day.  It Factor shampoo, conditioner, and styling aids make your blowout last longer, but reduces drying time!  Their products protect your hair from your hot tools while adding healthy shine.  Try It Factor’s products to make your mornings less stressful and to keep your blowout strong and manageable.

Summer is almost over but the sun is still shining and outdoor activities are still calling.  Maybe you spent a little too much time lounging by the pool or forgot to apply your SPF 30 when you hit the beach last weekend.  Now you have a nice rosy sunburn that you need to treat and conceal.

1.     Start by applying a super hydrating serum like the one in Karuna’s Hydrating Face Mask.  The cooling gel will feel amazing on your dry skin!

2.     REN’s Vita Mineral Rescue Cream is so thick and luxurious – perfect for dehydrated, irritated, and sensitive skin.

3.     Following the advice in the video above, combining Glo Mineral’s miracle workers to reduce redness – the Luxe Liquid Bright Concealer, Camouflage Kit, and seal with the Redness Relief Powder.

Follow these steps and your sunburned cheeks will look fresh and healthy in a matter of minutes!

 

Hmmm what should I get her for her birthday…?  I know, a candle.... no, no what if I don’t pick the right scent. Nail polish! .... darn, was it red that she hates, or loves!? That’s it, those cute earrings! No those bracelets … She has been frustrated with her hair lately, dry and frizzy, wait that’s not a nice present .... Oh look a sweet notebook and a phone case. It’s perfect! They’ll wrap it, pack it, and send it, all with a personalized card. Now which card... Go Buck Wild on Your Birthday or Life is So Boring Without You...? Shoot!  Buck Wild.... Thank you for making my friend’s birthday the best!  

Hmmm what should I get her for her birthday…? 

I know, a candle.... no, no what if I don’t pick the right scent.

Nail polish! .... darn, was it red that she hates, or loves!?

That’s it, those cute earrings! No those bracelets …

She has been frustrated with her hair lately, dry and frizzy, wait that’s not a nice present .... Oh look a sweet notebook and a phone case. It’s perfect! They’ll wrap it, pack it, and send it, all with a personalized card.

Now which card... Go Buck Wild on Your Birthday or Life is So Boring Without You...? Shoot!  Buck Wild.... Thank you for making my friend’s birthday the best!

 

You have fifteen minutes to make your feet look like you care about the event you’re about to go to. What do you do? You missed your pedicure yesterday and your strappy Jimmy’s are calling you. Hopefully you have the emergency kit... 1.  The scrub – Ojai Sugar in Citrus 2.  The paddle 3.  The cuticle pusher 4.  The nail brush 5.  The cuticle oil 6.  The block buffer and emery board 7.  Finally, the Beekman honeyed grapefruit hand and foot lotion to quickly massage in. Remember, no nail trimming! It always makes them look crooked and your manicurist will be so mad to have to paint those nails if they are cut too short. Just quickly file and you’ll be safe. Sometimes you have to fake it till you make it... well, that is until the next pedicure appointment.

You have fifteen minutes to make your feet look like you care about the event you’re about to go to. What do you do? You missed your pedicure yesterday and your strappy Jimmy’s are calling you. Hopefully you have the emergency kit...

1.  The scrub – Ojai Sugar in Citrus

2.  The paddle

3.  The cuticle pusher

4.  The nail brush

5.  The cuticle oil

6.  The block buffer and emery board

7.  Finally, the Beekman honeyed grapefruit hand and foot lotion to quickly massage in.

Remember, no nail trimming! It always makes them look crooked and your manicurist will be so mad to have to paint those nails if they are cut too short. Just quickly file and you’ll be safe. Sometimes you have to fake it till you make it... well, that is until the next pedicure appointment.

It’s almost the end of the season for deconstructed hair and beach waves (even though these styles are still hot for fall with a dark lip). Sure on your wedding day or for a big event you’ll want a more put-together look with each curl in place and no frizz, but is that really prefect beach waves. Here is the secret healthy hair product and a curling iron. First, it’s time to deep condition… The Restore line from Living Proof, or the tried and true Phyto brand has truly hydrating shampoos and conditioners. Next, a good styling product… Get a creamy leave-in…not some oil that won’t create shine for you the next day. Wash the night before.  Leave in Davines creamy milk spray...smells so amazing. Wrap your hair up even if it is a bob. It helps to keep the cuticle down. Final steps… Next morning. A great curling iron. Debatable on what this is but nothing under 50 is worth it unless you only plan to use it once a year. Take only the top crazy section and flatten them out with the iron by wrapping the hair around the whole barrel. This is not suppose to be perfect just enough to show that you mean it. Now for the icing on the top... an oil, now is the time to splurge with a little Davines oil to piece it up and make it 100% healthy. Oh, the scent and the beautiful hair. Yay!  BTW if you are stick straight you may need to wrap your hair in a twist to get some movement...or a perm.

It’s almost the end of the season for deconstructed hair and beach waves (even though these styles are still hot for fall with a dark lip). Sure on your wedding day or for a big event you’ll want a more put-together look with each curl in place and no frizz, but is that really prefect beach waves. Here is the secret healthy hair product and a curling iron.

First, it’s time to deep condition…

The Restore line from Living Proof, or the tried and true Phyto brand has truly hydrating shampoos and conditioners.

Next, a good styling product…

Get a creamy leave-in…not some oil that won’t create shine for you the next day.

Wash the night before.  Leave in Davines creamy milk spray...smells so amazing. Wrap your hair up even if it is a bob. It helps to keep the cuticle down.

Final steps…

Next morning. A great curling iron. Debatable on what this is but nothing under 50 is worth it unless you only plan to use it once a year. Take only the top crazy section and flatten them out with the iron by wrapping the hair around the whole barrel. This is not suppose to be perfect just enough to show that you mean it. Now for the icing on the top... an oil, now is the time to splurge with a little Davines oil to piece it up and make it 100% healthy.

Oh, the scent and the beautiful hair. Yay!  BTW if you are stick straight you may need to wrap your hair in a twist to get some movement...or a perm.

If you’re in your 30’s you might have noticed a few extra freckles and sunspots starting to appear.  It’s time to step up the sun protection game and use a higher SPF every day.  We recommend Coola’s Cucumber Matt Finish SPF 30 made with shea butter.  It’s organic and fruity, and won’t give you greasy skin.  Your skin might be slightly drier than when you were in your 20’s, so it’s a good thing this sunscreen also doubles as a moisturizer… you can kiss your dry skin goodbye! Glo Minerals makeup is perfect for all skin types and all ages.  Check out their Luxe Concealer, perfect for an instant under-eye brightener.  Don’t forget to set your makeup with Coola’s SPF 30 Setting Spray for that final layer of protection!

If you’re in your 30’s you might have noticed a few extra freckles and sunspots starting to appear.  It’s time to step up the sun protection game and use a higher SPF every day.  We recommend Coola’s Cucumber Matt Finish SPF 30 made with shea butter.  It’s organic and fruity, and won’t give you greasy skin.  Your skin might be slightly drier than when you were in your 20’s, so it’s a good thing this sunscreen also doubles as a moisturizer… you can kiss your dry skin goodbye!

Glo Minerals makeup is perfect for all skin types and all ages.  Check out their Luxe Concealer, perfect for an instant under-eye brightener.  Don’t forget to set your makeup with Coola’s SPF 30 Setting Spray for that final layer of protection!

Living in Southern California my entire life I have seen many trends weave in and out, but one thing is for sure: California has its own twist. Our easy breezy interpretations of trends make California have its own style. Never stuffy and never overdone. The latest trend of natural beauty was basically created in this state. Yes, we have studied all different skin care and hair care, honoring countries that take beauty to another level. But we have learned how to make it truly our own.  A perfect example of old world traditions meeting new school beauty is the Prive hair care line.  Founded by Laurent D., a reputable French hairstylist, and now a staple in California salons.  Tradition is relatively new in this young state, but it is quickly becoming a leading force in wine, food, and the beauty industry. Cheers to all that work hard in this state and stay true to our Californian ways!

Living in Southern California my entire life I have seen many trends weave in and out, but one thing is for sure: California has its own twist. Our easy breezy interpretations of trends make California have its own style. Never stuffy and never overdone. The latest trend of natural beauty was basically created in this state. Yes, we have studied all different skin care and hair care, honoring countries that take beauty to another level. But we have learned how to make it truly our own.  A perfect example of old world traditions meeting new school beauty is the Prive hair care line.  Founded by Laurent D., a reputable French hairstylist, and now a staple in California salons.  Tradition is relatively new in this young state, but it is quickly becoming a leading force in wine, food, and the beauty industry. Cheers to all that work hard in this state and stay true to our Californian ways!

SUMMER MAKEUP doesn’t have to be a chore.  Glo Minerals makeup contains SPF 15 in nearly all of their products (including blushes and shadows), so you don’t have to worry about the hot sun!  If you’re hitting the beach, county fair, or going on vacay this summer season, a little cream bronzer and waterproof mascara over your sunscreen goes a long way.  Glo Minerals makeup is quick and easy to use, and makes you look fresh.  Add a bright lip for a night out on the town!  

SUMMER MAKEUP doesn’t have to be a chore.  Glo Minerals makeup contains SPF 15 in nearly all of their products (including blushes and shadows), so you don’t have to worry about the hot sun!  If you’re hitting the beach, county fair, or going on vacay this summer season, a little cream bronzer and waterproof mascara over your sunscreen goes a long way.  Glo Minerals makeup is quick and easy to use, and makes you look fresh.  Add a bright lip for a night out on the town!

 

Women in their twenties have the freedom to not use too much product.  Their youthful skin has not yet been compromised with sunspots and fine lines.  So staying protected from the sun is of the utmost importance at this age.  I’m never outdoors without bringing along my COOLA SPF 30 lip balm and a tube of SPF 20 Rose Essence Tint to protect from the sun while helping with oil-control and unwanted shine. If you’re heading to the beach this summer, you’ll probably still want to apply a little makeup before hitting the sand with your friends.  Be sure to set your makeup with our SPF 30 Makeup Setting Spray to give your young skin extra protection against sun and sweat!  And don’t forget your travel size Evian facial spray to help you stay cool and fresh-faced all summer long.

Women in their twenties have the freedom to not use too much product.  Their youthful skin has not yet been compromised with sunspots and fine lines.  So staying protected from the sun is of the utmost importance at this age.  I’m never outdoors without bringing along my COOLA SPF 30 lip balm and a tube of SPF 20 Rose Essence Tint to protect from the sun while helping with oil-control and unwanted shine.

If you’re heading to the beach this summer, you’ll probably still want to apply a little makeup before hitting the sand with your friends.  Be sure to set your makeup with our SPF 30 Makeup Setting Spray to give your young skin extra protection against sun and sweat!  And don’t forget your travel size Evian facial spray to help you stay cool and fresh-faced all summer long.

          Summer makeup is not an easy subject for a 40+ mother of two boys living in a quiet Southern California town. Let’s face it, if we tone it down any more we would have to reverse make up … and I don’t even know what that means. But this is what I do know: if you like makeup (I adore it) and want to wear something without looking too done-up, there are a lot of products out there that you can be thankful for.

          A great face can start with a great primer. Luminos Moisturizer by KEYS is amazing.  This is 100% natural, and the scent will let you know it (it’s almost medical). It is fab for a complexion that needs more moisture for a little evening out. It really helps with redness, too. Next I like applying the ever-so-light Glo Minerals Sheer Tint Base. Then I add Glo Minerals Contour Kit in medium-dark. Finally I add some brows and mascara. Maybe a bright summery lip, and voila! I am ready to sweat in the park with my kids. Just add some eyeliner to go to dinner with the husband.  Simple as that!

Whoops, I did it again. That’s right I said it.  Brittany-inspired lyrics that remind me of a tan toned stomach of my youth. Back in those days I had a close friend that I still quote, “If you can’t tone it, tan it.” And I did…the worst was the tanning bed. Who does not love being tan? There have been years between those days and now that I have taken care of my skin. But I still slip up. For a person that just got her first basal cell cancer removed you would think that I would be diligent about the sun. But it is a perfect Southern California beach day, the kids rush out of the car towards the water, and I slather on sunscreen once and ignore my skin the rest of the day. Ouch! It is time to cover up. Not just for other people’s sake, but for the health of my skin. But wearing a full sunscreen shirt sounds itchy. And the tiny umbrella that gives you a 2 feet diameter just won’t do. So after my cancer removal and my first summer season burn I took one of our Lovin’ Summer beach tents from the studio and was completely protected. Yes I put Coola Sunscreen on, yes I put COCOOIL spf 15 on my legs, but the best protection for me is staying out of the sun altogether. Which the tent did so well!

Whoops, I did it again. That’s right I said it.  Brittany-inspired lyrics that remind me of a tan toned stomach of my youth. Back in those days I had a close friend that I still quote, “If you can’t tone it, tan it.” And I did…the worst was the tanning bed. Who does not love being tan? There have been years between those days and now that I have taken care of my skin. But I still slip up. For a person that just got her first basal cell cancer removed you would think that I would be diligent about the sun. But it is a perfect Southern California beach day, the kids rush out of the car towards the water, and I slather on sunscreen once and ignore my skin the rest of the day. Ouch!

It is time to cover up. Not just for other people’s sake, but for the health of my skin. But wearing a full sunscreen shirt sounds itchy. And the tiny umbrella that gives you a 2 feet diameter just won’t do. So after my cancer removal and my first summer season burn I took one of our Lovin’ Summer beach tents from the studio and was completely protected. Yes I put Coola Sunscreen on, yes I put COCOOIL spf 15 on my legs, but the best protection for me is staying out of the sun altogether. Which the tent did so well!

                  SPOTLIGHT  ON  BEEKMAN   Beekman 1802 was founded in 2008 is now considered “the fastest growing lifestyle brand in America.”  The two owners collaborate with New York farmers, craftspersons & artisans to produce most of their products. Why Glo West Loves It:  “Clean and simple.  Just like country life.”  Beekman’s bar soaps contain cocoa butter and goat milk (which works as a natural anti-inflammatory… we never knew that!) and are free of harsh ingredients, like sulfates, parabens, petroleum, and phosphates.

                  SPOTLIGHT  ON  BEEKMAN

 

Beekman 1802 was founded in 2008 is now considered “the fastest growing lifestyle brand in America.”  The two owners collaborate with New York farmers, craftspersons & artisans to produce most of their products.


Why Glo West Loves It:  “Clean and simple.  Just like country life.”  Beekman’s bar soaps contain cocoa butter and goat milk (which works as a natural anti-inflammatory… we never knew that!) and are free of harsh ingredients, like sulfates, parabens, petroleum, and phosphates.

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Spotlight:

                       

 Ethics Supply Co.

"Ethics Supply Co centers around products that are adventure inspired, ethically made and founded from a passion for great design. We seek to offer goods that are handcrafted here in the U.S.A. ethically sourced and based on the premise that there is a place at the table for both the craftsman and the consumer.

 

Oftentimes we find our inspiration from the trails we love whether they be found in our own backyard or more exotic locations, that have offered us respite and rejuvenation from the daily grind. We are striving to bring those trails into the home through scent as well as purposeful decor that can be translated from the wilderness we are so fond of to a more urban environment."

 

School is starting soon which means hectic mornings and less time for beautifying.  Here are a few of our favorite beauty helpers when you’re in a hurry: ·      PhD Dry Shampoo by Living Proof will save you on days you don’t have time to wash your hair.  Spray, comb, and go! ·      Kiehl’s Eye Alert will fight tired eyes, while LUXE Liquid Bright Concealer by GloMinerals will make those dark circles disappear in seconds.  You’ll look fresh-faced and glowing when there’s no time for full makeup. ·      Neuma’s Volume Surf Lotion will give you instant body and texture for that effortless volume and “perfect” messy waves. ·      Finally, add some BLINC tubing mascara to your lashes for a smudge-free look that will last all day.

School is starting soon which means hectic mornings and less time for beautifying.  Here are a few of our favorite beauty helpers when you’re in a hurry:

·      PhD Dry Shampoo by Living Proof will save you on days you don’t have time to wash your hair.  Spray, comb, and go!

·      Kiehl’s Eye Alert will fight tired eyes, while LUXE Liquid Bright Concealer by GloMinerals will make those dark circles disappear in seconds.  You’ll look fresh-faced and glowing when there’s no time for full makeup.

·      Neuma’s Volume Surf Lotion will give you instant body and texture for that effortless volume and “perfect” messy waves.

·      Finally, add some BLINC tubing mascara to your lashes for a smudge-free look that will last all day.

Fall is just around the corner!  Trends come and go, but investing in a good eye shadow and moisturizing lipstick and never hurts. First, check out the incredible shadows by GloMinerals with both matte and shimmery colors that are sure to make your eyes pop.  Try Harvest for a little bronze shine, or Sable for a more dramatic fall look. Next, a hydrating lip-gloss in a rich, dark color is perfect for fall.  We like Black Cherry by GloMinerals. Don’t forget your Highlighter to add some shine to dull winter skin.  Finish your look with an amazing pair of lashes by 23 LASH and you’re all set for fall!

Fall is just around the corner!  Trends come and go, but investing in a good eye shadow and moisturizing lipstick and never hurts.

First, check out the incredible shadows by GloMinerals with both matte and shimmery colors that are sure to make your eyes pop.  Try Harvest for a little bronze shine, or Sable for a more dramatic fall look.

Next, a hydrating lip-gloss in a rich, dark color is perfect for fall.  We like Black Cherry by GloMinerals.

Don’t forget your Highlighter to add some shine to dull winter skin.  Finish your look with an amazing pair of lashes by 23 LASH and you’re all set for fall!

The last travel month of summer is upon us! Soon kids are back to school and buckling down sounds enjoyable. Whether you are headed for an exotic trip to Greece or to spend some time with the grandparents, what to bring in your beauty bag can be a challenge. Tried-and-true is always safe, but then it’s a matter of squeezing liquids into small bottles and hoping to remember which one is face wash and which is shampoo. So maybe it is time for something new. Vacation is vacation!  Getting a whole set of travel size products that are a new scent can be luxurious. Kai has a beautiful travel kit as well as Davines. Both are great for hair care and body. But when it comes to skin care it maybe best to stick to what you know.... 

The last travel month of summer is upon us! Soon kids are back to school and buckling down sounds enjoyable. Whether you are headed for an exotic trip to Greece or to spend some time with the grandparents, what to bring in your beauty bag can be a challenge. Tried-and-true is always safe, but then it’s a matter of squeezing liquids into small bottles and hoping to remember which one is face wash and which is shampoo. So maybe it is time for something new. Vacation is vacation!  Getting a whole set of travel size products that are a new scent can be luxurious. Kai has a beautiful travel kit as well as Davines. Both are great for hair care and body. But when it comes to skin care it maybe best to stick to what you know.... 

We just had the sad realization that Summer is officially coming to an end.  But the sun is still shining and there are still plenty of pool parties and beach dates to be had!   Now’s the time to use that bright blush or that bold lipstick.  Glo Minerals has an amazing cream blush in two brilliant colors – and the creamy consistency is perfect for dry summer skin.  Don’t forget your orange lip!  Glo’s suede matte stick comes in several vivid colors to send summer off with a bang.

We just had the sad realization that Summer is officially coming to an end.  But the sun is still shining and there are still plenty of pool parties and beach dates to be had!   Now’s the time to use that bright blush or that bold lipstick.  Glo Minerals has an amazing cream blush in two brilliant colors – and the creamy consistency is perfect for dry summer skin.  Don’t forget your orange lip!  Glo’s suede matte stick comes in several vivid colors to send summer off with a bang.

Women in their 40’s should continue to use sunblock on a daily basis.  But it also helps to add a hydrating, or anti-aging element to your sun care regimen. We recommend YONKA’s Regenerating Concentrate as well as their Stimulastine Day Cream… perfect for more tired, dry skin types.  Finish this simple routine with Glo Therapeutics’ Calming Flower Mist, which has soothing essential oils and anti-inflammatory properties. Don’t forget about bringing a large, fun tent with you to the beach – you can’t be too careful!

Women in their 40’s should continue to use sunblock on a daily basis.  But it also helps to add a hydrating, or anti-aging element to your sun care regimen.

We recommend YONKA’s Regenerating Concentrate as well as their Stimulastine Day Cream… perfect for more tired, dry skin types.  Finish this simple routine with Glo Therapeutics’ Calming Flower Mist, which has soothing essential oils and anti-inflammatory properties. Don’t forget about bringing a large, fun tent with you to the beach – you can’t be too careful!