Category Archives: OILS

Sun Bum will keep you from looking like a teenager in the 80’s or just 80.

May 5, 2015

I took my kids to the sweltering hot desert this weekend at the Ace Hotel in Palm Springs. Somehow I managed to pack every crayon, walkie-talkie and Pokemon card for my kids but totally forgot sunblock and any kind of hair “primping” product for myself. Fortunately for me, the simple yet totally awesome “Feel Good Spa” at the Ace Hotel carries the Sun Bum line. So, as soon as we arrived, I got myself waxed by a lovely tatted up Jewish girl from San Diego with a San Fernando Valley Girl accent and stocked up on some Sun Bum Beach Formula Shine On ($19.99) lightweight oil for the hair and SPF 50 Original Spray Sunscreen ($15.99) .

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I have naturally thick curly hair with a soft texture that thrives in humidity and gets brittle in dry weather. I decided to just condition my hair this weekend and to continually reapply the Sun Bum Shine On. By the time I left the desert, my curls, which would normally be reminiscent of Alphaba’s broom, were their normal soft silky selves. It wasn’t necessarily a “scientific” experiment, but I’m definitely going to have to credit that to Shine On. Or maybe it was the many margaritas poolside and the endless supply of incredibly average beige colored kid food I inhaled.

Shine On

The SPF 50 Original Spray Sunscreen was the first sunscreen that my 11 year old was willing to apply without a fight. Unprompted, he blurted, “this smells good and it doesn’t feel oily.” And apparently it is not too stingy either, because two margaritas in, I accidentally sprayed it near his eyes and was met with very little complaining.

Ultimately, the crayons melted all over the car seat, channel 1 on the walkie talkies was intercepted by some freaky pervert trucker dude, and the Pokemon cards just caused endless grief and hostile negotiations. But, I’m pleased to say, I left the desert with my kids free of sun burns, my legs as white as paste and my curls as soft as a baby’s ass. That’s a pretty good showing for Sun Bum and a darn good weekend overall.

 

Written by Meredith Morton

Meredith is a mom of three perfectly behaved and always impeccably dressed boys who never cuss or fight. She prefers exercise to the side effects of lithium. You can follow her on Instagram @meredithmorton but don’t expect too much.

The Gift of Relaxation, Mother’s Day Must-Haves from LING Skincare & Spa picks out her top Mother’s Day picks for those on every budget.

April 13, 2015

As a mother of two, grandma of one, Ling Chan is no stranger to Mother’s Day. She loves to spoil her own mother, age 92. Ling Chan, founder of LING Skincare & Spa picks out her top Mother’s Day picks for those on every budget.

$20 and Under:

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LING Skincare & Spa Rice Soaps ($15, LingSkincare.com) gives off an aromatic scent with light exfoliation.

$75 and Under:

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LING Skincare & Spa Green Tea & Massage Body Oils ($40-70, Lingskincare.com) is the perfect way to relax rather you add a few drops to your bath or apply to your skin. Each scent allows you to give your mother a different journey.

$200 and Under:

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LING Skincare & Spa Sleep Deep Wellness Massage ($195, lingskincare.com) is the perfect gift of relaxation. Our Deep Sleep Wellness Massage uses our Energy Lift Infusion to instantly calm your mind, relax and promote a good night’s sleep.

 

The hair product that will change your life

October 15, 2014

dry remedy™ daily moisturizing oil

My hair is so dry, it’s a fire hazard. This oil is saving me from having to cut it all off and just start over (still tempted to do so however as I am pining for a hair cut at Spoke & Weal with the master, Jon Reyman ).

I have been an Aveda oil junkie since the day it launched. Yes, that is how old I am. I am talking AVEDA…like, in general.

This oil is pure enough to use everywhere. I mean, you know, for skin too.

Aveda-Dry-Remedy-Oil

  • 99.9% naturally derived,* with the hydrating power of buriti oil
  • instantly moisturizes hair by 41%**
  • leaves hair soft and full of shine
  • formulated without silicone, so it takes only a few drops to moisturize hair

a few goodies from Josie Maran and Philip B.

December 7, 2013

JOSIE MARAN ARGAN “LOVE YOUR LIPS” HYDRATING LIPSTICK

An awesome buildable, medium-coverage lip color.

A rich color core lipstick wrapped in a layer of hydrating Argan Oil. Inside is a high-pigment inner core that saturates lips in vivid color. Outside, a clear outer layer drenches lips with shine and hydration.

Price: $22.00

Where to buywww.josiemarancosmetics.com, Sephora, Sephora.com, QVC

 

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PHILIP B. OUR ROYAL MEGA-CURL ENHANCER

A miracle botanical styler thatmakes wavy hair especially pretty and wavy.

It also leaves curly hair super soft, glossy and beautifully defined and easier to control than ever. Super-moisturizing agents tame frizz and leave hair bouncy and shiny.

Price: 6 fl oz/178ml$50.00

Where to buyPhilipB.com and fine salons and department stores worldwide

 

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PHILIP B CHOCOLATE MILK BODY WASH & BUBBLE BATH

Just thinking about this makes me (and my kids!!!) happy.

Smells exactly like two yummy scoops of chocolate sugar swirled in milk.

With Cocoa Butter for conditioning; Oat Proteins and Wheat Amino Acids to revive and soothe; moisturizing Glycerin; and healing Aloe. 

Price: 60 ml. $8.00; 350 ml. $35.00

Where to buywww.Philipb.com

 

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Yogi Cameron, former super model turned Ayurvedic healer and yoga master, stars in Model Guru on Veria Living TV network, and has quick and easy remedies to heal your common cold throughout the upcoming flu season.

November 19, 2013

As you are reading this, I know your nose is running…

All of us struggle with the common cold – we catch it, get over it but can’t get away from it.  Whether you are surrounded by sneezing, coughing and running noses in your home, at work or simply out in public – you need to protect yourself!

Yogi Cameron, former super model turned Ayurvedic healer and yoga master, stars in Model Guru on Veria Living TV network, and has quick and easy remedies to heal your common cold throughout the upcoming flu season.

 

Inhalation Therapy – ancient old trick of expelling mucus from the chest region

Steps:

  • Boil a pot of water
  • Add 3-4 drops of camphor oil
  • Put a towel over your head
  • Place your head over the pot and inhale

Coconut Oil & Peppermint Oil – to keep the nasal passages open

Steps:

  • Mix coconut oil with peppermint oil in the palm of your hand
  • Rub it inside your nose

*Peppermint Oil is sharp and hot, so it helps break down the sinus congestion

 

Healing Lemon Drink

Steps:

  • ½ cup warm water
  • ½ lemon
  • Mix in 1 teaspoon of honey

*You can have this drink several times a day but don’t drink it with meals

 

Yoga Postures

  • Shoulder stand – helps to open the muscles in the neck, and as it’s an inversion, it helps to drain all of the mucus out of the nostrils and chest area (instructions on how to form the pose are in the provided video segment).

*Make sure to get plenty of rest for the mind and the body.

 

Click here for the full demonstration of each natural preventative method, as demonstrated by Yogi Cameron himself.

 

Yogi Cameron left the world of high fashion in 1998 to seek the higher path available to all of us. He began his ongoing studies in Ayurveda at Arsha Yoga Vidya Peetam Trust in India under the guidance of his guru Sri Vasudevan after training at the Integral Yoga Institute in New York City and Yogaville of Sri Satchidananda. Since then, Yogi Cameron has worked with individuals throughout the world to provide them with these ancient methods to live healthier, greener, more spiritually-minded lives in accordance with the Ayurvedic and yogic path. Using a combination of treatments, meditation, herbal remedies and diet guidance, Yogi Cameron helps treat specific conditions and set his clients on a path to greater mental, physical, and spiritual health. A primary goal of this path is helping each person find their purpose and practice.

With the help of the Amanuddin Foundation, Yogi Cameron has brought Yoga and meditation to Afghanistan as part of a peace and education program for Afghan children, soldiers, and other members of the civilian population. He also works with young girls rescued from sex trafficking practices in Cambodia in coordination with the Somaly Mam Foundation.