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Hair Goals? Meet Them With Function Of Beauty!

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What are your hair goals? Perhaps you want a lustrous, voluminous and healthy head of hair just like I do! Then you are one of those, like me, always looking for great hair products.

I have very fine, wavy and unmanageable hair, so I am always looking for hair products that could help me tame my hair giving it volume and shine at the same time.

I recently came across Function of Beauty, a personalized hair care line that designs a unique formula for every type of hair depending on its needs and attributes, bearing in mind that everyone hair is different, so why should we use the same hair products?

 

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The New York Times featured it as one of the 7 essentials recommended for this year. As they say: “There are, theoretically, 450 million different possible variations of Function of Beauty shampoo and conditioner, which each user builds from the ground up by selecting his or her hair type, structure, moisture level, preferred fragrance and five personal hair goals. (You can tweak the formula each time you order).”

The company was founded by a computer scientist (Zahir Dossa) and an engineer (Joshua Maciejewski).

 

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I received my package in the mail, and I have to say that I loved the way they packed it. So much that I placed another order for someone else as a birthday gift!

I have already washed my hair twice with my personalized “function of  dee” and I honestly like how my hair feels and smells! It feels really soft, hydrated and it looks shiny and with more body. And those were some of the hair goals I chose on my profile.

So overall I have to say that I really like the product. I love everything that it is innovative, unique and cute…and having my name scripted on the bottles is definitely a huge plus!

 

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Function of Beauty offers a personalized shampoo and conditioner building an online profile by taking an online quiz of only 4 steps. First you define your hair type, structure and scalp moisture. Secondly, you get to choose up to 5 hair goals you want to obtain. Thirdly, you get to name your formula, with either your name, nickname or whatever you decide to name it with! This is lovingly etched right on the bottle. Also you pick the color of your shampoo and conditioner formulas, as well as the fragrance. Finally you pick the size of each bottle!

 

Hair Goals In Only 4 Steps!

 

 

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If you wish to create your personal online profile by taking their hair quiz  → → CLICK HERE ← ←

 

Hair Goals In Only 4 Steps With Function Of Beauty: A Personalized Hair Care Line That Creates A Unique Formula Just For You With Your Name On The Bottle!

 

 

The FAB Dual Identity Of Studio Gear Wet/Dry Mineral Foundation

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Mineral foundation is the type of makeup foundation that does not include preservatives, fragrance or other chemicals that can irritate your skin, making them ideal to use on sensitive skin.

Thanks to Studio Gear I have been introduced to another of their great products.

Studio Gear Cosmetics is a prestigious cosmetics brand that features an accessible and high quality full collection of professional makeup brushes, revolutionizing complexion formulas, and a wide selection of color products for the eyes, cheeks, and lips.

This time I tried their Dual Identity Wet/Dry Mineral Foundation, a versatile dual foundation that can be worn dry or wet and in 4 different ways as well!

This formula provides all the benefits you could expect from a normal mineral foundation, but enhanced with the improved application, feel, look, and performance you love from your favorite wet or dry foundation.

I also received the Revitalizing Day Serum and the #3 Domed Foundation Brush.

 

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1 Foundation | 4 Ways

 

1. Mineral Powder: Keep it simple and buff Foundation into skin on it’s own or over primer for light coverage.

2. Serum Foundation: Mix it up with Revitalizing Day Serum to create custom, super moisturizing coverage. (Tip, you can also mix with your favorite SPF)

3. Mattifying Finishing Powder: Take it on the go to set your liquid make-up and stay matte all day.

4. Cream Contour: Mix up darker and lighter shades with Protective Day Lotion for creamy, blendable, custom contour.

 

You can also apply Dual Identity as #1 way and then dampen your brush or sponge and press the moistened puff into the powder. Blend with the #3 Domed Foundation Brush to see the transformation.

 

 

*Swatches

 

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Here you can see 3 different swatches of the Dual Identity Wet/Dry Mineral Foundation:

1. The Dual Identity Wet/Dry Mineral Foundation just as powder (Dry). You can see it gives you a very light matte finish.

2. The Dual Identity Wet/Dry Mineral Foundation mixed with a drop of Revitalizing Day Serum (Wet). Here you see a more creamier finish that can give you more coverage.

3. The Dual Identity Wet/Dry Mineral Foundation (Wet & Dry combined). Definitely a more matte coverage here.

 

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The Revitalizing Day Serum is an exclusive formulation that contains avocado oil, fatty acids and vitamin E to help diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and protect the skin from environmental damage and moisture loss.

You can use it by itself as part of your skin care routine, or mix it with the Dual Identity foundation to create a rich cream foundation.

 

 

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Here Is The Studio Gear Dual Identity Wet/Dry Mineral Foundation: A Formula That Can Be Worn In 4 Different Ways: As Powder, Cream, Liquid Or Mattifier.

 

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Stained Lips For The Summer Anyone?

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Stained lips could be the perfect formula for having a natural stay-all-day makeup look!

Wouldn’t  be great to go to the beach, get in the pool and not have to worry about constantly putting on lipstick or gloss?

Fortunately Studio Gear Cosmetics came up with a solution!  They created five stand-out shades formulated to be perfectly balanced and suited for all skin tones while keeping lips soft and moisturized.

TRUE. Whipped Gloss Stain is a deliciously whipped, lightweight and supple one coat gloss with a powerful dose of stay-all-day pigment that melts into your lips to a gorgeous, just-bitten stain.

Thanks to Studio Gear Cosmetics I received all five different hues and I loved them all!

I honestly used to dislike lip glosses, because I used to feel my lips very sticky and I also used to not get enough coverage. After trying these five TRUE. Whipped Gloss Stain shades I discovered that they are not sticky at all and also that they are very well pigmented.

They do not get you nauseous, because they hardly smell, which it is a huge plus for me! I also love the fact that these glosses dry out after you apply them on your lips.

After reviewing all five shades I can definitely say that I do recommend them, specially for the Summer when we travel all over, go to the beach, to the pool…it is important to remain flawless at all times without having to constantly keep retouching your makeup.

 

TRUE. Whipped Gloss Stain

 

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Here I Am Trying All 5 Shades! Which One Is Your Fave?

 

 

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1. True Pebble

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2. True Fuchsia

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3. True Red

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4. True Burgundy

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5. True Wine

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You Can Now Have Beautiful Stained Lips That Would Last All Day Long! Check Out These Five New TRUE. Whipped Gloss Stain Shades From Studio Gear Cosmetics!

 

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Madonna And Co Came Out With A New Hair Gel

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Madonna And Co. is a place that brings together Beauty & Fashion all under one roof. It is a women’s boutique and beauty bar that encourages guests to enhance their unique style by creating one-of-a-kind looks with its unique mix of exciting mixes of fabrics.

They firmly believe in giving women the freedom and advice to help them create and continue to enhance their individual style.

They also believe that gorgeous hair and flawless makeup is essential to complete any look.

Since they are always innovating, they recently came out with their unique and amazing Madonna And Co. Miracle Hair Gel, a formula that will be your favorite hair product, because it locks in moisture and prevents frizz for days!

 

Madonna And Co. New Miracle Hair Gel

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I personally tried it the other day, just when it was raining outside. My hair did not get frizzy! Rather, my hair felt really soft and smooth.

It smells awesome!!! I got so many compliments on how goood my hair smelled!

The gel is perfect to create beautiful soft curls, specially now that Summer is approaching!

I personally applied it on dry hair; I like to wear sleek back ponytails and sometimes I get some little hairs sticking out; that’s when a good hair gel comes handy! You can apply a very small portion on the palm of your hand and evenly distribute it over your hair to tame those rebel little hairs.

My hair was totally under control the whole time, but most importantly, this awesome Miracle Hair Gel did not damage my hair. Rather than that, it kept it soft and moisturized.

So in conclusion, I highly recommend Madonna And Co. Miracle Hair Gel whether you want to create a curly look or a more sleek and shine one, like I did!

 

Me After I Applied It On Dry Hair Creating This Sleek And Chic Ponytail

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Madonna And Co. Miracle Hair Gel Will Be Your Favorite Hair Product, Because It Locks In Moisture And Prevents Frizz For Days! Check Out My Honest Review Here.

 

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Echinacea Purpurea In The Invincible Serum

Echinacea Purpurea is a plant known for its numerous skin benefits, among them, its anti-aging properties.

I recently found out about FARMACYa unique skin care line of farm grown, hand picked botanicals fused with cutting-edge technologies for fresh and radiant skin.

You can find it at SephoraQVC or their own site.

FARMACY skin care line contains EchinaceaGreenEnvy™ as its primordial ingredient, which is a unique patent-protected variant of Echinacea Purpurea that contains the highest known concentration of the phytochemical Cichoric Acid, a potent natural antioxidant which helps protect and firm the skin by inhibiting the enzymes that break down collagen.

Mark Veeder is the plantsman behind the Echinacea GreenEnvy used in Farmacy products, and he has partnered with farming professional Robert Beyfuss to cultivate the plant in upstate New York, which is transported only two hours to the lab, where it undergoes a cold pressing process, similar to cold pressed juices.

I tried their Invincible Root Cell Anti-Aging Serum, which is a serum created to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, surface lines and crow’s feet, as well as firming and smoothing. I loved its texture, it is not oily nor sticky. I love how it leaves my skin really soft and smooth.

 

INVINCIBLE SERUM – Root Cell Anti-Aging Serum with Echinacea Purpurea

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It is the ultimate anti-aging and skin radiance serum. It improves the skin’s natural hydration and reduces the appearance of surface lines and wrinkles, while also firming and smoothing. It also helps to improve the skin’s radiance and luminosity, even skin tone, and the appearance of crow’s-feet. Designed to treat dull, uneven skin and crow’s-feet in people 30 and older. Perfect for all skin types. It shows skin improvement in just 4 weeks.

How To Use It: Use day or night. Warm two to three drops on fingertips and apply to clean skin with outward pressing motion.

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Benefits

 

1. Contains the highest percentage of Echinacea GreenEnvy of all the products in the Farmacy line. Echinacea GreenEnvy contains a high concentration of cichoric acid, a potent natural antioxidant which helps protect and firm the skin by inhibiting the enzymes that break down collagen. It also normalizes the skin pigmentation process to promote a more evenly toned complexion.

2. In a clinical study, subjects showed an improvement in the appearance of crow’s feet after using the Invincible Root Cell Anti-Aging Serum for four weeks.

3. In a clinical study, subjects showed an improvement in skin radiance and luminosity after using the Invincible Root Cell Anti-Aging Serum for four weeks.

4. In a clinical study, subjects showed an improvement in even skin tone.

5. In a study, Invincible Root Cell Anti-Aging Serum was found to be non-irritating.

 

 

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A big thank you to FARMACY for introducing me to their awesome skin care products! I decided to provide you with a small recap of each product I tried and their benefits.

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I received this lovely package in the mail containing the following products:

1 Sleep Tight – Firming Night Balm

1 New Day – Gentle Exfoliating Grains

3 Coconut Gel Masks: Firming, Deep Moisture & Oil Control

2 Lip Blooms: Citrus Lemongrass & Lavender Mint

 

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Sleep Tight – Firming Night Balm

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An innovative, renewing night treatment, presented in a lightweight balm that transforms into a gentle oil-gel. Designed for people ages 30 and up with dry, normal, or combination skin types. This balm aids firmness and tone while helping to restore elasticity and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

 

How To Use It: Use nightly on clean skin. Warm a small amount between palms before lightly applying onto skin. Blend with upward and outward motions.

 

 

 

 

New Day – Gentle Exfoliating Grains

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A potent, all-inclusive skincare treatment, made out of grains that cleanse, exfoliate and clarify in one step for fresh and clear skin. The cleansing grains transform into a gentle, foaming exfoliating cream with the addition of water. Perfect for people of all ages and skin types.

How To Use It: Pour a small amount of the grains, about the size of a quarter, into your palm and blend with a few drops of water. Mix until a smooth, foaming paste forms. Massage onto skin with gentle, circular, sweeping motions. Rinse with tepid water and pat dry.

 

 

 

 

 

Coconut Gel MasksFirming, Deep Moisture & Oil Control

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Coconut gel provides natural moisture to help skin look fresher and more radiant; it also provides intensive hydration and restores the skin’s balance.

 

How To Use It: 1. Cleanse and tone the skin; 2. Remove the mask from the sachet and unfold completely. The mask is placed between two sheets of protective mesh. Remove one side; 3. Place the exposed mask side on your face and smooth over surface, then remove the other protective mesh; 4. Leave mask on for 20-25 min; 5. Remove mask and gently massage excess formula into the skin.

 

 

I received 3 different kinds:

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Firming– Tightens and tones aging skin, helping it appear lifted, firmer and younger-looking. Its celery’s high flavonoid content assists in controlling the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and the loss of skin firmness.

 

 

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Deep Moisture– Reinforces the skin’s natural barrier function, leaving it super-hydrated, plumper and smoother. Cucumber extract delivers high levels of vitamin C which assists in reinforcing the skin’s natural barrier function, helping to maintain moisture levels.

 

 

 

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Oil Control– Helps control excess oil production and inflammation, leaving skin clearer and calmer. Carrot extract contains lycopene, which is believed to control the over-production of sebum, helping normalize the elements that contribute to oily, problematic skin. It’s a powerful antioxidant that neutralizes harmful free radicals.

 

 

Lip Blooms

 

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This soothing herb-infused balm forms a protective barrier on the lips, leaving them smoother, softer and fuller. It comes in different flavors: Vanilla Mint, Strawberry Basil, Honey GingerApple Rosemary, Lavender Mint & Citrus Lemongrass.

How To Use It: Apply a small amount to fingertip and gently blend into lip surface.

 

 

 

The Invincible Anti-Aging Serum Is Made With Echinacea Purpurea Which Is Known For Its Great Skin Benefits Like Reducing The Appearance Of Lines & Wrinkles.