Vitamin C in the Strawberry

Vitamin C in the Strawberry

Vitamin C is an essential vitamin because it is one of the vitamins that are not synthesized by the human body. We consume it from our fruits and vegetables, supplements, and also apply it topically for skin health benefits.

VITAMIN C SKIN BENEFITS:

  1. Boosts skin collagen production: plump and firm skin, smooths wrinkles
  2. Antioxidant properties: fights sun damage
  3. Wound Healing: heals scars
  4. Fights dry skin

Oranges have been the most celebrated as the source of vitamin C, but did you know that there is a fruit that has more vitamin c than the orange?

STRAWBERRIES! 

Did you know that strawberries contain 14% more vitamin C than oranges? Vitamin C serums are important in skincare, but they can be costly. I usually use IS Clinical Vitamin C Pro Heal Serum, it works great, but it costs an arm and a leg.

Volition Beauty came up with a Vitamin C serum derived from strawberries–half the price of most serums with more to offer! It’s beautifully packaged with a frosted glass bottle and glass dropper.

VOLITION STRAWBERRY C SERUM

  1. CRUELTY FREE!
  2. STRAWBERRY SEED EXTRACT: nourishes & moisturizes
  3. STRAWBERRY FRUIT EXTRACT: brighten & unclogs pores
  4. HYALURONIC ACID: reduce inflammation, firms skin
  5. KAKADU PLUM: reduce appearance of wrinkles & redness
  6. SEA WATER: protects against inflammation, reduce appearance of pores
  7. ETHYL ASCORBIC ACID: more stable form, longer shelf life
  8. You only need a pea size to cover entire face
  9. VERY light weight
  10. Layers well under make up, no patching!

What I’m most excited for about this product is the amount of vitamin c you get for half the price of my favorite vitamin c serum. Not only do you get more of the product, but it lasts longer due to the more stable type of vitamin c–ethyl ascorbic acid—although not the MOST potent type, it still does the job.

Father’s Day Gifts Under $30

Father’s Day Gifts Under $30

I’m a terrible gifter. I play it safe and just go for gift cards. I mean, who DOESN’T like money you can spend on your own, right? Well, it was brought to my attention that gifting isn’t just about being materialistic, but also plays a little sentimental part—you know, the whole “it’s the ‘thought’ that counts?” Well, I was told that I wasn’t really giving any “thought” with a gift card.

OK.

Father’s Day is just around the corner. What do you get a man who already has everything?

So, in a way, I get it. It IS the thought that counts for gifting, and most likely a practical one too–a dad who loves to BBQ, but doesn’t have all the tools to do it. How about father who is the fixer-upper, but hates lugging around his heavy tool chest? It’s the little things and gestures that count. Dads are men of very few words, and the subtle cues that you pick up can really make his day.

Here are some gifting ideas to help a dad out without breaking the bank.

Stainless Steel Grill Set: $26.99

Not only does it look sleek and minimalistic, this SS grill set is a great way to organize, convenient storage, and easy to carry all his tools for a successful cookout! This is the perfect gift for a Father’s Day BBQ!

Multi-Functional Backpack: $29.98

This is for the traveling, outdoorsy dads out there! This multi-functional backpack fits a 17″ laptop, USB built-in charging cable and a headphone jack that’s easily accessible for the on-the-go dad.

CROSS Pens: $15.39

These pens are actually my favorite to gift, for both men and women. They are stylish, sleek, and its ergonomic designs makes it easy to write. This style of pen can range from $15-1k, but no matter the price, the quality is perfection and would be a great addition in your dad’s office space.

Indoor Grill: $27.80

Raining on Father’s Day? The night calls for a quick and quiet dinner, but still want that smoke-house taste? No problem—indoor grill! Get those beautiful grill marks, no mess, easy clean with non-stick surface, and still get that sizzling sound. Even better, it’s also a griddle!

RFID Blocking, Low-profile Wallet: $27.98

This is for the minimalist, simple, and practical dad. The original RIDGE Carbon Fiber wallet can cost easily over $50, but this knock-off is a great low-end. Made of quality material, this carbon fiber wallet blocks RFID readers, low-profile and easily slips in the pocket—because you know, dads don’t have purses. This is also beautifully packaged, great for gifting!

Beer Chill Sticks: $14.99

Don’t mess with a dad and his beer! These beer chill sticks are 100% FDA compliant, BPA free, dishwasher safe and easy to clean! Clean and put it back in the freezer. Beer and BBQ go hand in hand, literally. While dad smokes up the meat, help him keep his beer chilled during the hot summer BBQ days with the fam!

Multi-tool Kit: $19.74

You can always count on dad to do the little fixes around the house. Help a dad out with this multi-tool kit, compact, light-weight with stainless steel construction. With its 10-tool set, it is a convenient piece for a handy-man. No need to lug a huge tool box for minor fixes!

Shop away for this father’s day! I hope these options fit the everyday lifestyle for the man of the house.

 

Formulate

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For many centuries, hair has always been part of our culture to express class and personality. Every beauty routine always incorporates hair–either styling or care. I’ve always had issues finding the right shampoo/conditioner. I have sensitive scalp and my hair–although straight–still very hard to manage. My hair can get very dry to very oily, so it’s always hard to find the product that can maintain my hair and scalp. Another thing I look for in a hair product is the scent. Sometimes something that’s good for your hair can smell like medicine, and sometimes something that smells really good can be as good as WORTHLESS.

FORMULATE:
I have had the opportunity to collaborate with Forumulate to try their hair care products. Formulate creates products customized to your haircare needs and goals. What I love about this company is that their products are paraben free, sulfate free, preservative free, and cruelty free!

QUICK FACTS ABOUT THE COMPANY
They customize shampoo based on your hair and environment–styling, routines, and surrounding environment. Their products are not by subscription, but just pay as you go.

4 oz bottles costs $14.95
14 oz $44

What’s great about this is that if you’re not satisfied with their product, they will work with you as long as they need to perfect your formulation–at no extra charge.

Their app is easy to use, and a great way to track your progress and update your hair profile to revise your product. You can also send friends referral codes, and if someone you referred purchases the product, you earn reward points that can be put towards more product!

EXPERIENCE

I was working with Caroline, a PR rep from Formulate. She reached out to me and was very professional, informative, and made sure I was familiar with the product.

To get started, you build a profile of your hair to help their chemists “formulate” a shampoo that can target your issues and goals. I love this because it not only tries to eliminate problems, it also can achieve your hair goals at the same time!

Here is my profile:

Day 1-3: The scent I chose initially smelled nice, (at dawn) but it was too strong and it smelled more like a lotion than a shampoo. The first day, my hair felt weighted and stiff–almost like the texture of when you have day old hairspray and it’s starting to wear off and feel powdery. I thought it was just because it was the first day and my hair needed to adjust to the formulation. Day 3 came, but it still felt the same. I reached out to Caroline, and she recommended a scent (Green with Envy) and adjusted my formulation.

My new formulation came in a few days. It smelled a LOT better–even better, my hair felt great! After day 1, my hair felt silky smooth. A huge obstacle for my hair is my scalp. Of course, healthy hair needs a healthy scalp. I have scalp psoriasis, so I’ve always had a problem finding shampoos that work, and I really didn’t want to spend hundreds of dollars to see a dermatologist. I’m so glad Formulate was able to address my scalp problem, because it was my most concerning issue.

I’ve been using for a little over a month now. My hair and scalp feels absolutely amazing! If you haven’t checked Formulate yet, you should! Head over to their website, very informative and aesthetically pleasing.

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Tips to save BIG On Christmas Shopping

Tips to save BIG On Christmas Shopping

As much as I love Christmas, there’s always the ever-looming-Christmas shopping situation. Although spending more than expected is inevitable–even if you think you’re getting a good deal on sales–it always feels good to know you can still save a few dollars. Here is how I shopped for Christmas that saved me a few hundred dollars.

  1. ONLINE SHOPPING: Black Friday, Doorbusters, sound like great deals, but from my experience, I don’t save much. First, there’s the hustle and bustle, and you’ll be lucky if you got what you wanted. I always find myself opting for the cheap knock-off that’s supposedly “marked down.” I love online shopping because you can really plan your shopping and shop smart by easily comparing prices at different stores with the click of a button.
  2. CASH BACK SITES: One word. EBATES. Ebates is my GO-TO for shopping online. I never shop online without going through Ebates first. Their cashback percentages vary every day, but every cent counts and WILL count especially during the Holiday shopping season. Here are my top stores to shop on ebates with pretty good cashback percentages:
    1. Macy’s
    2. JC Penny
    3. Amazon
    4. Groupon
    5. Ulta
      Now these sites are my everyday go-to online shopping for clothes and miscellaneous items because their cashback steadily stays around 5%. However, during the Holidays, cashback on other stores tend to raise their percentages significantly, so KEEP A LOOK OUT! Macy’s and JC Penny have gone up to 12-15% cashback, so I jump on that pretty quick.

      TIPS:
      FOR EACH STORE, SEE IF YOU CAN GET CASHBACK ON GIFT CARDS—E-CARDS ARE EASY TO SEND, FAST, AND NO SHIPPING!

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Ways to style Combat Boots

Ways to style Combat Boots

Combat boots—a little bit of hardcore a little bit of chic. I love combat boots because it’s one of those style of boots where it appears seasonally appropriate to wear all-year round.

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WEAR IT WITH A DRESS
I love wearing dresses, but do you feel that sometimes that favorite dress can feel a little “over-dressed” for a casual occasion? That’s why I love wearing boots with dresses—it makes you feel dressed down without compromising the chic vibe of your outfit.

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SKINNY JEANS
Combat boots have that snug, high-top that would flow well with skinny jeans. Combat boots have a little heel (some have a high, chunky heel—my fave), so styling it with skinny jeans can appear to elongate your legs. Layer your outfit with a bomber jacket to complete that tough-girl look.

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LEATHER
Who says women can’t dress like James Dean? Slip on that leather skirt to enhance your figure, slap on that leather jacket, put on those combat boots, and kick some ass.

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WHITE COMBAT BOOTS
Yeah, it’s a thing, and it’s a good thing. Actually, it goes well with everything. Wear it with anything. It “brightens” an outfit to a monochromatic/warm theme in this fall season.

 

STOCKINGS and SOCKS
I am obsessed with patterned stockings because it gives me a reason to wear a skirt or shorts during the holiday season. If I’m not wearing stockings, I like to wear tube socks and fold them to show a little. Yeah. It’s a thing.

 


BOHO CHIC to BOHO BADASS
Grab those flowy, maxis, Coachella vibes, and slip on those combat boots.

 

JOGGERS AND LEGGINGS
Athleisue pants, just like skinny jeans, it can help elongate legs, but this gives more of a laid-back tone to your outfit. Layer with a cardigan or blazer to complete the look!

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-Trish

sources

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