October 2019

Best Restorative Oils for Your Skin

As an ancient elixir for timeless skin, hair and nails, different types of oils are pure hydrators and easily absorb to create a natural barrier between your skin and damaging outside elements. The best oils are not greasy and they certainly give your skin an amazing sheen. Here are my favorite restorative oils to check out:
Susan Ciminelli facial essential oils will revolutionize your skincare routine! Her special formulas combined with Seawater and natural antiseptics kill blackhead and blemish causing bacteria and fungus, reduce pore size and need for heavy makeup, and will give you what the New York Times has dubbed “The Susan Ciminelli Glow!” With the Oil Control Formula Essential Oil, you too can have gorgeous skin. Susan has a celeb following including Jennifer Lopez and Jessica Simpson.

Olio Lusso which means luxury oil in Italian was founded in 2007 by Linda Rodin, a former model and fashion editor, whose daily beauty regimen is as luxe and low maintenance as it gets, consisting solely of her Olio Lusso and lipstick! A celeb favorite of Julianne Moore and Molly Sims, the botanical and floral chemical-free essential oil is non-greasy and great for soothing, softening, and glowing skin; just take a look at Linda Rodin!
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The soothing body oil by Espa is a wonderful way to hydrate and de-stress! It is an aromatherapeutic combination of Sandalwood, Rose Geranium, Frankincense, and Myrrh that helps to unwind, quiet the mind, and lull you into a peaceful state. I like to use this oil on my chest and arms before a stressful day. Also, the warm and woodsy scent is perfect for both women and men. My husband brought this oil home for me as a gift when returning from a business trip in London and it really works wonders. I have been addicted to it ever since and now buy the Soothing Bath and Massage oils too. Products are available at the Peninsula hotel in NYC where they have an actual Spa by ESPA there or order online.

 

Olíe Biologique 004 Huile Moderne essential oil is excellent for facial skin and nails, and can be added to your daily moisturizer for flawless skin. The 004 formula follows the brand’s less is more philosophy using six certified organic ingredients for maximum efficiency. The wind energy produced and globally efficient packaged Argan and Rosehip oil with Bergamot, Frankincense, and Neroli formula improves elasticity, softens fine lines, and promotes collagen levels for flawless youthful skin. I recently tried this oil and loving it!

Simple Summer Hairstyles for All Lengths

Summer is approaching, and Natasha Sunshine, hairstylist and founder of Santa Monica’s Byu-ti Salon, wants to ensure that everyone has an easy summer go-to style no matter the length of your hair! Check out her top three suggestions and look stylish in a cinch this summer.

SHORT HAIR:

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In the summer months, fresh is the operative word for hair. Using a light styler with a touch of hold like Pureology’s Colour Stylist Nourishing Nectar Sculpting Gel ($24.98 on Amazon), slick hair back while making a side part to keep the look feminine. To ensure that this style stays modern, make your part a little deeper than usual and use your fingers versus a comb to rake hair back. Let hair dry naturally, then run your fingers through one last time to break up any crunch from product. The result will be a clean yet soft summer style, like Victoria Beckham’s picture above.

MEDIUM LENGTH HAIR:

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Go for a natural look by skipping the blow dryer. First, apply your favorite styler. I love Pureology’s Colour Stylist Cuticle Polisher Shine Serum for Colour-Treated Hair ($20 on Amazon) for most hair types. Use a quarter size for thicker hair and a dime size for finer textures, and evenly distribute throughout.

For hair with a wave or curl like Kate Hudson (above), twist two-inch sections away from the face until your whole head has twists. Let air dry, then scrunch any product crunch away for a shiny, naturally wavy look.

For straighter hair, twist each section, then clip the end into a loop with a pin curl clip (you can find these at most drugstores). Let air dry completely or use a diffuser, remove clips and scrunch. You’ll end up with a fun, new textured ‘do.

LONG HAIR:

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For a beautiful and easy updo, start with dry hair. Decide where your part looks best, then break the bottom section of hair into three even sections at the nape. Braid each section to the ends and secure with a rubber band. Then, take the three braids and braid them together. Roll that big braid up or under depending which way looks best, and secure with extra-long bobby pins for a classic low chignon like Jessica Alba’s (above). People will be shocked that you created such a beautiful style on your own!

ABOUT NATASHA SUNSHINE: As Founder of Santa Monica’s premier hair boutique, Byu-Ti Salon, Natasha has run her fingers through some of Hollywood’s most notable manes, including that of Ivanka Trump, Molly Sims and Eva Herzigova. Known in the Los Angeles and New York City fashion circles for her keen sense of style and unique approach to hair therapy, Natasha not only created a six-step consulting system for helping her staff identify and meet her client’s needs, she has also developed her own seven different hair care products, to supplement the line of top-notch goodies already in use at her salon. When Natasha is not helping people feel fabulous from the inside out, or making herself camera-ready for a television appearance (most recently, The Rachael Ray Show), she is working as an industry leader and educator for L’Oreal’s exclusive hair care line, Pureology.

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