Winter Skin Woes
We’ve got only twenty days left until the official start of Winter, but the way the weather is, we’re pretty much already here. It’s unseasonably chilly at Fashion Hauler headquarters in California. If the end of November is any indication, next month will be filled with dry air, lots of wind, and temperatures well below the typical 60 degrees that are the hallmark of Winter in California. The change of seasons can be very stressful on your skin, especially when going from warmer summer months to cold, windy drier winters. This transition most commonly makes your skin look dull and older than its years, but it can also spur flare-ups of skin conditions such as acne and eczema. One of the biggest mistakes people make with the change of seasons is they neglect adjust their skin care routine, if they are even sticking to one in the first place. The good news is that there are simple changes you can make to prevent the stress of cold weather from affecting your skin. We’re already noticing that this cold air is wreaking havoc on our skin (not to mention the limitations to our wardrobes).Decreased temperatures mean a drop in humidity levels, taking moisture not only out of the air, but also out of your skin. While staples like a healthy diet and drinking plenty of water are crucial for healthy skin, making a few skincare changes and adopting a handful of new habits can help manage the discomfort of Dry Skin Season and keep your skin feeling silky smooth year round. If you’re like us and you’re suffering from cracked lips and dry skin, don’t worry we’ve got you covered, by rounding up our favorite products that’ll help you survive Winter!
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As you know, we here take our eyebrows pretty seriously here at Fashion Hauler. As one friend put it, the “eyebrows are the vagina of the face,” and I really couldn’t argue against that as the eyebrows really set the frame for your face. Our last mention on eyebrow news spotlighted the covetable brow creme by & Other Stories, in which we had an ultimate fail experience in attaining our perfect quest for brows. When we walked past Salon Neihule in DTLA which advertised an Eyebrow Bar, we were immediately intrigued to do a little walk-in to inquire. We met with Angelina—a renowned celebrity makeup brow artist who has worked on the likes of Solange, Amal Clooney, Cassie, Hillary Duff, and Kelly Ripa. After a quick consultation we decided on fulfilling our wildest eyebrow dreams. Thanks Cara & Bambi!
Beauty Haul: & Other Stories Triptych Coal Eyebrow Creme
If you’re an eyebrow aficionado like we are here at Fashion Hauler, then you’re probably always scouring the latest & the greatest to achieve those perfect Cara Develingne eyebrows.
We are so there with you.
Today we give you the scoop on this new brow creme on the beauty market. With everything from eyebrow fillers, to eyebrow extensions, and expensive growth serums—there are a ton of options to elevate the framing of your face. But which method do you go with? Most importantly which will take the least amount of time?
Well to much of our delight we were happy to test drive the most-talked about eyebrow creme of the moment. At $15 a pop it was an almost risk free situation. H&M has spawned yet again, another major fashion forward store brand called & Other Stories, specializing in all things cool whether that’s fashion, beauty, & apothecary. Most of their stores are located throughout Europe, with one located stateside in New York.
I’ve been on a pinteresting binge. A ton of things from fashion inspiration, to yummy recipes, to a ton of DIY holistic remedies for anything that ails you.
Lately I have been experiencing a ton of product build up from the haircare line I have been using for a couple years now, and all of a sudden it’s been causing embarrassing flakes on my once lustrous mane. That is sooo not my jam.
I knew I needed a good clarifying hair system. My first attempt in rectifying my hair crisis, was to try out one of these DIY holistic tips that I discovered on Pinterest, which was washing my hair with baking soda, and an apple cider vinegar rinse. “The smell will go away,” they said. “It’s better than any expensive hair treatment,” said the others. Wrong!
I will admit that exfoliation from the baking soda on your scalp, and the very surprising softness and easibility of combing through your hair with the ACV rinse was pretty good & clarifying! No conditioner needed. But the smell…the smell stayed, and it got worst and never dissipated. I gave a waft of lunch salad dressing realness, every time I passed by my poor co-workers. My boss said my smell was “European.” What did that even mean?
After that, I realized that a shampoo smell can never be replaced by the work of some damn good shampoo & conditioner.
I came across Revive Procare Hair, which is geared towards people for fine & thinning hair. I do not have thinning hair. My hair is thick like a pony’s behind. But Revive Procare stresses that thinning hair is a result of an unhealthy scalp from a lack of moisture or major product build up. The scary part is that if you are constantly encountering flakiness from build up it blocks the healthy hair follicles from growing properly, contributing to potential hair loss.
The Revive ProCare products are formulated as skin care products for the scalp, which is a living organic tissue. Therefore they work differently than other products. The 3-part system of prep, prime and treat works together to remove environmental residues and build-up left behind by other hair care products, restoring moisture and moisturizing nutrients to the scalp skin while still providing the “cleansing” and “moisturizing” of a hair care product. It’s a drug-free hair care system and plant derived.
My thoughts? I loved the experience of it. I felt a thorough & tingly cleaning, as well as some much-needed moisture for my over-processed locks. It didn’t weigh my hair down & no flakes were to be found. Oh yes, and I didn’t smell like a sour salad, that’s the major bonus! I got tons of kudos at the office of how voluminous my hair was. I was feeling like a supreme hair goddess.
For now I’ve only managed to find them retailing online. They have a 30 day only & 60 day starter kit, and a 30 day money-back guarantee. There are a lot more additional products along with a FAQ page, so head on over to their site to see which products are the best for you!
Would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below if you’ve tried the Revive Procare line.