Monday, July 21, 2008

What makes a product organic?

Organics are usually defined as fruits and veggies grown without pesticides and harsh chemicals. Nonorganic products contain man-made chemicals like surfactants, parabens, and petrolatum. Organic products use natural substitutes so that the products will work and still be earth-friendly.

Here are some examples:
  1. Davies Gate Sugar Plum Warming Shave Cream
  2. Aubrey Organics Spring Floral and Light Citrus Floral Eau de Parfum
  3. Nvey Eco Lipstick
  4. Perx Organix Mint Towelettes
  5. Origins Nourishing Oil for Hair
  6. Organic Bath Co. Sea Mineral Bath Soak
  7. Collective Wellbeing Moisturizing Shampoo
  8. von Natur Absolute Facial Toner
  9. Shea Terra Organics Moroccan Mint Vanilla Body Lotion

Beauty secrets of the stars

Try these services celebs love—they’ll make your friends wonder if you have your very own personal stylist and makeup artist!

TREND: eyelash extensions
HOW IT’S DONE: A licensed lash technician will dip the root of synthetic lashes into a special longwear glue and slide them on top of your natural lashes.
HOW LONG IT LASTS: 3–6 weeks.
HOW MUCH IT COSTS: $200–$500 initially, but some salons charge less when you get them refilled.
WHERE YOU CAN GET THEM: Visit for a licensed lash technician in your area.

TREND: eyelashes tinting
HOW IT’S DONE: An aesthetician will paint your lashes with a vegetable-based dye (you can choose brown, deep black, or blackish brown).
HOW LONG IT LASTS: 6–8 weeks.
HOW MUCH IT COSTS: $30–$65 and up.
WHERE YOU CAN GET IT: Ask the owner of your local salon or spa to recommend a licensed aesthetician.

TREND: hair extensions
HOW IT’S DONE: A stylist will separate your natural hair and form one horizontal midsection; then she’ll use a special iron and glue to adhere
human hair extensions to your natural hair.
HOW LONG IT LASTS: 16 weeks. You must have them removed by a professional or you could damage your hair.
HOW MUCH IT COSTS: $900–$3,000, depending on the salon.
WHERE YOU CAN GET THEM: Ask your stylist if her salon does it. If not, ask her to recommend a place. Get free consultations at two different places to be sure you receive the best service.

TREND: eyelash tinting brow implants
WHO IT’S FOR: People who have permanently lost their brows from overplucking.
HOW IT’S DONE: A doctor will remove a small piece of skin with hairs attached from the underside of the hair on your head and implant it into your brow. Over time new hairs will grow in your brows.
HOW MUCH IT COSTS: $3,000–$5,000 for both brows.
WHERE YOU CAN GET THEM: Visit for a list of doctors in your area.