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African women have been reaping the rewards of Marula Oil for centuries and it's healing and regenerative properties are now in the limelight alongside it's co-competitor, argan oil. Entertainment industry professional Vicki Fischer recently wrote about the benefits of Marula The Leakey Collection's Marula Oil in her blog It's A Glam Thing.
One of the stand-out highlights is the fact that Marula Oil doesn't play favorites. It literally works for every skin type, from oily to dry, because of it's anti microbial properties and zero irritants that could inflame redness or sensitivity. The omega rich oil is hand extracted with precision and then cold pressed from wild harvested Marula nuts to create what is known as a 'true miracle oil.'
Tests show Marula Oil has more antioxidant power that Argan and also rated higher in fighting free radicals as a result of these higher levels. It can be used as a moisturizer or mixed into your cleanser for optimal moisture retention. If you have a tinted moisturizer or foundation you refuse to give up then simply add a couple drops of Marula and your complexion will look and feel amazing!
Independence Day is just over a week away and I bet you have the barbecue food ideas in full swing but what about your overall 4th of July look? I like to think of Independence Day as a very toned down Halloween, giving me every excuse in the world to DIY that full size American flag into a rocking skirt or strapless dress. Pay tribute to your country by showing off some patriotic inspired beauty from our red, white and beautiful picks:
Create American flag inspired nails with three important shades from Deborah Lippmann. From left to right: Do Ya Think I'm Sexy (risqué red sequin), Lady Sings the Blues (silver sparkled blue), and Boom Boom Pow (glamorous gold). To create that popular ombre trend you can't go wrong with The New Black's Horizon Ombre Nail Polish 5 Piece Set.
Red lips are an absolute must. In our latest 4th of July beauty shoot (shown far left) we channeled classic Hollywood with pin curls, blue eyeshadow and bright, matte red courtesy of Kevyn Aucoin. With a velvety smooth application and zero fading or smudge, these lipsticks will last throughout the day, perhaps even through that 4th of July hot dog or hamburger!
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Keep your hair in check throughout summer's environmental aggressors like chlorine, sea water, wind and sun with Frederic Fekkai's Summer Hair range as seen in the latest edition of Marie Claire magazine. Sure, salt water gives us that beautiful beach wave that we all try so hard to achieve with styling product but it's also extremely dehydrating. Before a day of sea, sand and surf nourish to-be thirsty locks and keep them feeling silky with Fekkai After Sun Daily Mask, a deeply conditioning formula that aims to revitalize sun parched hair and protect from daily UV rays. After air drying apply Fekkai Cooling Shine Mist, a refreshing mist to provide extra UV protection and leave an even veil of subtle healthy shine.