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Sodium Metabisulfite

Sodium metabisulfite is an antioxidant preservative that is used in cosmetics and personal care products to extend the shelf-life of products. It also functions as a hair-waving/straightening agent. Origin Sodium metabisulfite, also known as sodium pyrosulfite, is an inorganic compound with the...
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Propylene Carbonate

Propylene carbonate is a synthetic solvent that is used in cosmetics and personal care products to dissolve or suspend other ingredients in a formulation and also to decrease the viscosity of formulations. Origin Propylene carbonate, also known as cyclic propylene carbonate, is a carbonate ester...
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Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate

Sodium lauroyl lactylate is a naturally-derived ingredient that is used in cosmetics and personal care products as a surfactant, emulsifier, and moisturizer. It can also enhance the delivery of other ingredients into the skin and extend fragrance release. Origin Sodium lauroyl lactylate is a sodium...
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Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate

Dipotassium glycyrrhizate is an ingredient derived from licorice root extract that functions as a skin-conditioning agent with anti-inflammatory and skin-soothings properties in cosmetics and personal care products. It can also be used as an emulsifier and gel-forming agent. Origin Dipotassium...
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Sodium Sulfite

Sodium sulfite is an antioxidant preservative that is used in cosmetics and personal care products to extend the shelf-life of products. It also functions as a hair-waving/straightening agent. Origin Sodium sulfite is a soluble sodium salt of sulfurous acid (sulfite) with the chemical formula...
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Sodium Dehydroacetate

Sodium dehydroacetate is a preservative that is used in the formulation of cosmetics and personal care products in order to extend the shelf-life by preventing microbial contamination. Origin Sodium dehydroacetate is the sodium salt of dehydroacetic acid, a fungicide and bactericide that is...
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Lauryl PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone

Lauryl PEG-9 polydimethylsiloxyethyl dimethicone is a type of silicone polymer that is used in cosmetics and personal care products as a skin/hair conditioning agent and emulsifier. Origin Lauryl PEG-9 polydimethylsiloxyethyl dimethicone is a type of branched silicone polymer. Silicones are...
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Menthol

Menthol is a naturally occurring organic compound that is used in cosmetics and personal care products as a denaturant, topical analgesic, fragrance ingredient, and flavoring ingredient. Origin Menthol is an organic compound that can be obtained from peppermint, corn mint, or other mint oils....
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Magnesium Aluminum Silicate

Magnesium aluminum silicate is a complex silicate refined from naturally occurring minerals. It is used in a variety of cosmetics and personal care products as a viscosity-increasing agent, absorbent, anticaking agent, opacifying agent, and emulsion stabilizer. Origin Magnesium aluminum silicate is...
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Words & Whiskey: A Poetry Slam Workshop with Florian Cieslik

Advertisement A poetry slam is a creative writing competition where contestants perform spoken word poetry. This fresh take on the oral performance of poetry first originated in the USA in the 80s. Later, the format has spread internationally, encouraging many to explore the world of spoken poetry. One such enthusiast is Florian Cieslik, a slam poet, and lyricist. This true master of the words has made a name for himself on the German Poetry Slam scene, performing and taking part in competitio...
Tags: Fashion, Usa, Berlin, Workshop, Creative writing, Whiskey, Stories, Bowie, Tullamore Dew, Slam Poetry, Fabrik, Poetry Slam, Florian Cieslik


Methylsilanol Mannuronate

Methylsilanol mannuronate is an organic silanol that is used in cosmetics and personal care products primarily as an anti-aging ingredient. Origin Methylsilanol mannuronate is an organic derivative of silicon, which is the 14th element on the periodic table and the second most abundant element in...
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Butylparaben

Butylparaben is a preservative that is used in the formulation of cosmetics and personal care products in order to extend the shelf-life by preventing microbial contamination. Origin Butylparaben is an organic compound that naturally occurs in some fruit and vegetable products, such as barley, flax...
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Decyl Oleate

Decyl oleate is an ingredient used to formulate a variety of cosmetics and personal care products, functioning as an emollient and skin-conditioning agent. It is comedogenic and should be avoided by those with acne prone skin. Origin Decyl oleate is an ester of decyl alcohol and oleic acid. Decyl...
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Ceteareth-12

Ceteareth-12 is a synthetic compound that functions as an emulsifier and wetting agent in a variety of cosmetics and personal care products. Origin The group of ceteareth ingredients are synthetic compounds that are synthesized through a process known as ethoxylation, a chemical reaction in which...
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Isodecyl Neopentanoate

Isodecyl neopentanoate is a synthetic ingredient that is used in cosmetics and personal care products as an emollient and skin conditioning agent. It is primarily used in facial skin care products and sunscreens. Origin Isodecyl neopentanoate is the ester of branched chain decyl alcohols and...
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These Are The Most Comfortable Boots Of 2018 According To Shoe Shoppers

Welcome to Hype Machine, our hit-list of the top reviewed products across the web — according to a crowd of die-hard shoppers. Call this your 4-star & up only club, with entry granted by our devoted-to-the-goods shop editors.In the search for the most comfortable pair of boots out there, we often turn to our fellow shoppers. Sure, we can size up the shoe and make an easy call on the looks of it, but how it feels — ya never know. Except that you can get a pretty good idea by wading through the t...
Tags: Amazon, Fashion, Music, Usa, America, Cameron Diaz, Zappos, Portland Oregon, Wellington, White, Steamboat, Martens, Frye, Felt, Raf Simons, Vince Camuto


These Are The Most Comfortable Boots Of 2018 According To Die-Hard Shoe Shoppers

Welcome to Hype Machine, our hit-list of the top reviewed products across the web — according to a crowd of die-hard shoppers. Call this your 4-star & up only club, with entry granted by our devoted-to-the-goods shop editors.In the search for the most comfortable pair of boots out there, we often turn to our fellow shoppers. Sure, we can size up the shoe and make an easy call on the looks of it, but how it feels — ya never know. Except that you can get a pretty good idea by wading through the t...
Tags: Amazon, Fashion, Music, Usa, America, Cameron Diaz, Zappos, Portland Oregon, Wellington, White, Steamboat, Martens, Frye, Felt, Raf Simons, Vince Camuto


AHA Versus BHA Exfoliants

Exfoliation is key to a radiant complexion. In fact, many dermatologists believe that exfoliation is the most important part of a skincare routine. If you’re not already exfoliating, you should start – especially if you’re looking for smoother texture, fewer breakouts and wrinkles and more...
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Ulta Cyber Monday 2018 Starts Tonight and Here’s All the Deals That Will Be Available

Ulta Cyber Monday 2018 is set to start this evening at 7PM CT which is just a few short hours away. Head over to Ulta.com starting at that time to snag some killer deals with free shipping on orders of $35 or more and a $10 coupon (code CYBERMON18) that can be used on $50 in non-prestigious purchases! If you need some help I did a Ulta Cyber Monday 2018 Recommendations (Things I’d Totally Buy) post! Here’s some of the stand out deals to look for! Makeup Deals OPI Holiday Favorites Nail Lacque...
Tags: Beauty, Becca, Ulta, Laura Geller, Smashbox, LORAC, Lipgloss, Peter Thomas Roth, Steals and Deals, MAC Eyeshadow, Macy 's Beauty Deals, Winky Lux Entire Brand, Off Too Cool For School Entire Brand, Universe Lip Gloss, Lipstick Queen Reign Shine Lip Gloss, Buxom Eyeshadow Palettes


Probiotic Skin Care

Probiotics for skin care? You’ve probably never really given it a thought. That’s because the word itself conjures up images of yogurt commercials and bacteria. Not necessarily things you want to put on your face or body. But surprisingly, probiotics can help your skin from both inside and out....
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Getting Over the Horror of the Same Old Thing

Does your life ever feel like the movie Groundhog Day? You seemingly repeat the same old loop over and over again: wake up, commute, work, commute, home, bed. Rinse and repeat. It can feel a little depressing, a little desperation-producing. It can seem like inhabiting a certain kind of hell. To understand and break out of it, then, perhaps what we need is some intel from a fictional emissary who is intimately familiar with that very landscape. The Horror of the Same Old Thing C.S. Lewis’ cl...
Tags: Life, Rome, Lewis, Wormwood, A Man's Life


Cyber Monday ahead and a birthday shoutout to Musette

Perfume PosseCyber Monday ahead and a birthday shoutout to Musette First up, wishing a very happy birthday to our beautiful, kind, generous and talented Musette!! Hope your big day is as special as you are and you enjoy all your favorite things today! And I hope everyone (who celebrates it)… Continue Reading → Perfume PosseCyber Monday ahead and a birthday shoutout to Musette
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Holiday Gift Guide: The Best Beauty Gifts!

Whether it’s for your mom, daughter, beauty-obsessed BFF or someone else on your list, finding the best beauty gifts can be a daunting task. The pressure is off, because these beauty gifts are sure to please! If you’re shopping for that special someone, look no further than the Tom Ford Iris Bronze Eye & Lip Set. These neutral colors work on everyone, and a gift of Tom Ford is definitely extra! No secret that my favorite highlighters are from Becca; give the gift of glow with the Glow Maca...
Tags: Nordstrom, Feature, Mac, Holiday, Gifts, Beauty, Chanel, Tom Ford, Fresh, Dove, Don, Becca, Laura Mercier, Affiliate Links, Becca Cosmetics, Too Faced Cosmetics


Cyber Monday Is Here — These Are The Best Sales To Shop

There's no time to let any shopping blues get you down once Black Friday ends. Where one sales day ends, another begins. Cyber Monday has become the premier date to ignore your coworkers' small talk about their holiday weekend, flex your credit card number memorization skills, and covertly spend the first day back at work scrolling through the hundreds of sales happening online.To help you avoid the grueling process of scrolling through one too many email newsletters, we're rounding up all the...
Tags: Amazon, Nordstrom, Topshop, Fashion, Music, Usa, Kate, Ba, Terry, Asos, Larkin, Barneys, BOGO, Baggu, Rachel Antonoff, Stone Cold Fox


Best Cyber Monday TV Sales So You Can Veg Out All Winter

When it comes to buying a TV — so many choices! So little time! — there are amazing deals to be had on Cyber Monday, when retailers such as Target, Walmart, Best Buy, and Amazon offer up absurdly cheap prices on televisions (and other tech items) that might otherwise cost you a month's rent.The only problem? The deals are so widespread, and they only last for so long, which makes the task of pulling the trigger on a Samsung or LG flat-screen extra difficult, even if you have been lusting over o...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Fashion, Music, Samsung, Walmart, Pandora, Sony, Lg, Vizio, Toshiba, Alexa, Sharp Sharp, Netflix YouTube, LG Electronics, LG TV


Su’s birthday dinner at mom’s

Today Su had her birthday! I gave her a fitbit watch and some other bits, and we went to my mom’s house for lunch. As often happens, my Dad and Ailz picked us up on their way up and we all went together. My sister Alice couldn’t make it as her kids were sickly, so this visit was the first time we’ve done for ages with only adults! It meant a lot of adult conversation over the delicious meal of lamb shank: Nationalism, Trump, Brexit and whether facts/reality are going to sally forth some time soo...
Tags: Photography, Cats, Life, SU, Alice, Chats, Trump Brexit, Ailz


No Bath Tub? No Problem - Lush Is Launching a Brand-New Line of Shower Bombs

I'm sure you already have a detailed list of deals and discounts you're planning to take advantage of once Turkey Day is officially over, but what I'm about to tell you is just too important to go unnoticed. In case you missed it, Lush is launching an all-new collection on the morning of Black Friday, so you may want to adjust your day-after-Thanksgiving plans and scurry on over to the nearest location! Lush Moods is a new range of mood-transforming shower and bath products made with what the br...
Tags: Black Friday, Beauty, Black Friday Sales, Lush, Beauty News


Losing Your Best Friend – The Unthinkable loss of Friendship

There are some friendship topics that are easy to think about, talk about, write about. And then there are friendship topics that are much more difficult. Guest blogger DR. KAREN GAIL LEWIS helps us address one of the most difficult–losing a friend. Best friends are so vital to our lives, yet we rarely talk about what it’s like when we lose them. We can lose them through death, but also through what I refer to as divorce. Divorce is when a good friend just drops you, a permanent falling out. Lo...
Tags: Life, Karen, Washington Dc, West Coast, Seattle, Terry, Cincinnati, Mary, Linda, Carla, Larry, Barbara, Laurie, Girlfriend INSPIRATION, Girlfriend Advice and Reviews, Thankful For Girlfriends


Be a better friend – Stay in touch with a Long Distance Girlfriend

Sometimes it’s tough to be a better friend when girlfriends live far away. Meet my college girlfriends Rhonda and Deana. In college we were next door in our college dorm but now they live hours away. I’m happy that we’re all still good friends and we all want to stay that way. Being long distance, makes it a bit of a challenge to be a better friend. “Distance means so little when someone means so much” So, here are some ways that we’ve maintained our friendships and been able to stay in touch w...
Tags: Facebook, Life, Birthdays, Oprah, Don, Facebook Twitter, Rhonda, Deana, Girlfriend INSPIRATION, Be A Better Friend, Deana Rhonda, Girlfriend Travel, Long Distance Friends, Long Distance Friendship, Stay In Touch, Deana In



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