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MyChelle Dermaceuticals Is A Front Runner in Skin Care Results!


MyChelle is the leader in bioactive, paraben-free dermaceutical skin-care. Their products are revolutionary – using plant stem cells, a break-through in skin-care technology that has a proven effect in supporting skin’s cellular turnover. Simply pure, MyChelle products promote clean, healthy, radiant skin and combine nature and science for dramatic long-term results.

 

When I learned about and researched MyChelle, I became eager to experience their products on my own skin. MyChelle is dedicated to purity and committed to safe potent products that are effective and nontoxic. Nature nurtures in every sense of the word with MyChelle paraben-free skin care products.

 

The beauty industry is a billion-dollar business.  With so many options, it is important to know what you are actually using on your skin because 65% of the product you apply on your skin is absorbed into your skin MyChelle not only creates brilliant looking skin, the products are beneficial to the skin inside and out.

 

Everything I write about is something I have experienced so that you get the truth.

Here are the MyChelle products I have been using and highly recommend. All of MyChelle’s products are light to the touch, absorbing quickly into the skin, producing the best results.

 

The Pumpkin Cleanser is creamy, rich and feels silky on my skin. The smell itself is inviting. I have enjoyed using it so much that I have shared it with my friends. I want them to feel and smell how clean and fresh my skin feels after using it.

 

I really like MyChelle Fruit Enzyme Spray. This is used as the toner. No more need for cotton balls and follow-up applications.   I just spray it on my face and neck and I’m ready for the moisturizer. It is quick, bright and green, leaving my skin feeling brand new. This is a progressive system. The mist is best used when the skin is damp to absorb the nutrients rapidly.

 

After using the Fruit Enzyme Spray, I use MyChelle serums and go between using the G-2 Instant Firming Serum and the Apple Brightening Serum as a protective layer of natural goodness.

 

The G-2 Serum is an anti-aging collagen booster which lifts and firms, using Gogi berry and Argireline peptides. MyChelle Dermaceutical Apple Brightening Serum immediately diminishes discoloration and the look of sun-damage. It covers up spots with revolutionary PhytoCellTecTM   as it brightens the skin and creates a bright toned quality.

 

Eyes are the window to the soul, so MyChelle would do nothing less than create a serum that keeps eyes looking vibrant and fresh. Magnolia Fresh Eyes is good for all combination skin. Free of harmful ingredients, you do not have to worry about using this product near your eyes. It is gentle and natural, as is all of the MyChelle skin care line. Magnolia Fresh Eyes diminishes dark circles under the eyes and puffy bags with a blend of peptides and plant extracts. The peptides strengthen capillaries.

 

Award-winning MyChelle’s Supreme Polypeptide Cream is a stellar moisturizer.

It’s creamy, nutrient rich texture glides onto my skin, nourishing my face and neck all day long with antioxidants and peptides. Utilizing natural ingredients with our own reparative functions, it accelerates and benefits skin’s natural processes at every age.

 

Speaking of age, the best thing you can do for your skin is Sunscreen. MyChelle has two All/Combination organic skin care products that are exceptional.

 

Replenishing Solar Defense 30 not only protects skin from the Suns harmful rays today, but also helps repair and avert photo-damage brought on by the Sun. The non-opaque Zinc Oxide naturally protects against UVA and UVB rays. It is perfect to wear over MyChelle Serums and crèmes for outstanding sunscreen protection. The quality non-opaque allows for make-up to go on flawlessly and look natural too.

 

Sun Shield SPF 28 is gentle enough for infants 6 months and older without eye irritation. Powerfully effective, the Translucent Zinc and Titanium Dioxide provide a safe and beneficial choice this summer and all year round.

 

About three weeks after I began using MyChelle products on my skin, I went to a high-end salon for a facial. I was delighted when the esthetician (used by many celebrities) said I had beautiful skin. She said this while looking through bionic lenses! My pore sizes are greatly reduced when utilizing the MyChelle line.

 

MyChelle products do not disappoint. The longer I use MyChelle products, the better my skin looks and feels. I am not boasting, but flattered that I continue to be stopped and get complimented on my skin. I was even asked if I had work done, “No, it is MyChelle!”

 

I have provided the MyChelle web site to several women who stopped me to compliment me on my skin. I want to share MyChelle with as many women and men as possible, we deserve it!

 

These and many more quality MyChelle products can be found at Whole Foods and

http://www.mychelle.com

 

 

 

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SUPPLEMENTS THAT SUPPORT YOUR SYSTEM!


Jarro-Zymes Plus contains porcine pancreatic enzymes because their composition is similar to that of human pancreatic enzymes and are superior to vegetable enzymes. Alpha galactosidase is produced by single cell fermentation and facilitates digestion of legumes.

http://www.jarrow.com

We are in a youth oriented society and no matter how much you may change your outside appearance with clothes and make-up, our insides are moving at a rate that stays in tact with our actual birthdate! What this means is that many of our insides such as our digestion system do not work like they did when we were in our twenties. Poor digestion can cause problems with our organs and cause build up in our colon. You know what that means, and besides it not being pretty, the indigestion, bloat, gas, constipation  and heartburn cause problems in your everyday life. The gift is that digestive enzymes taken with meals help the body digest the foods the way they are supposed to be digested and remove  toxicity in the intestines and colon. What is important is that the digestive enzymes are natural and contain a formula that includes the right amount of specific ingredients that create the flow of movement while eating.

JARRO-ZYMES PLUS  Cold- Extracted Pancreatin, contains extra strength Lipase which is very important in the digestion process, as well as Alpha Galactosidase that helps with gas and bloating. Taking these capsules with each meal, or as directed by a health professional will keep your insides matching the youthful outside! It is important to eat breakfast, as that starts your metabolism. I use the JARRO-ZYME PLUS at lunch and dinner. It is especially beneficial at night when digestion is at its slowest. That includes every age, which is why it is suggested to eat your largest meal in the middle of the day. For many of us that is hard to do, so the JARRO-ZYME, digestion enzymes truly make a progressive difference. If I do not use them, I can feel and see bloat that is not there when taking the Jarrow enzymes. Jarrow also produces the enzymes in vegetarian/vegan capsules. I have tried other digestive enzyme brands and they do not work as well as Jarrow. The completeness of their products is bar-none as well as the quality. Whole Foods turned me on to Jarrow, and I am always satisfied!

Additionally important to intestine and immune health are  probiotics. You can’t turn a magazine page or watch television without hearing something about digestion. This is not an ad, it is to inform you about products that per my experience and twenty years of media reporting are the very best.

Jarrow Formulas has an enhanced Probiotic system called Jarro-Dophilus EPS. This specific Probiotic formula is room temperature stable. Many Probiotics need to be refrigerated. These do not. It has 8 species with clinically documented strains in vegetarian capsules and have five (5) billion organisms per capsule! The capsules are Enteric coated for enhanced survival. I take one to two a day, but check with your professional. You can take up to four a day. Take them on an empty stomach.

So here is to staying healthy, youthful inside and out and feeling great while doing it!

Jarrow Formulas are considered number one in the market and have a seal on their packets to prove it!

 

ENSTROM’S IS PURE, NATURAL DECADENCE & SINFULLY GOOD!


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ONE OF A KIND – With only a few pure, natural ingredients, Enstrom’s creates a dream in every bite. More deliciousness to come!

Rich, elegant and genuine. It is beyond the word toffee, it is World-Class butter delicious, melt in your mouth toffee. In fact, growing up, Enstrom’s was saved for company. I will check with my siblings but I am pretty sure they also raided the freezer, breaking off a few pieces, hoping not to get caught or noticed! It was worth the risk. In fact I learned at my cousins about Enstrom’s 2 pound box and felt sudden glee as though I was back at my parents house about to cruise the freezer, but this time in Willy Wonka fashion. Now one can purchase a five-pound box of rich delicious melt in your mouth goodness. Nothing against Wonka bars, but Enstrom’s is the golden ticket!

When the Enstrom’s arrived, the clean heavenly white box was opened without a moment of hesitation. No longer for the guests, or having to wait, this was my box of pure pleasure to my palate and I would not let this moment be interrupted. As I unwrapped he plastic surrounding it, I lifted the veil lid and pulled off the delicate paper that kept everything intact and looked at the lovely layers of butter-rich Enstrom’s Almond toffee with the chunks of thick creamy yet hard facade, almonds poking out and the thin layer of fine milk chocolate lacing the top of it. Each piece filled my mouth with lovely sensational buttery toffee, bites of almond and bits of chocolate together swirling in my mouth. I could not stop. Just one more bite I said… This was not to be. I did not even sit down at first. It was too good to move. Then I took a few pieces into the next room. I wrapped the box back up, so that I would wait until tomorrow for more. I consumed oh too quickly. This time I will get just a few more bites and allow the swirls of textures to be savoured. So I unwrapped what I thought would keep me out until tomorrow and took a few more pieces and wrapped the box back up again. By this time my body told my brain, this was it. No more for tonight, so my final entry was eaten I slowly to finish of my evening with a gigantic smile, inside and out.

The next day it was Enstrom’s for breakfast. lunch and dinner. Yes, I ate other things, but they were only a means to an Enstrom’s ending. I have NEVER eaten a box of candy in one day! I have Never come close. I knew if I did not share it, within three days an entire box of Enstrom’s would be my undoing. Please know I used will power as I could have easily polished off the majesty of flavors within two days. I took it to a friend of mine who manages a restaurant. He and the Chef both oohed and awed with each sinful bite. Only five ingredients create a pure, unexplainable flavor that taste like nothing else I have ever had. The price is only $20.00 for one pound and worth every dollar.

This is the perfect gift. One which tastes far more than its price. You will be thanked more than once, I assure you. I put this in for the holidays because it is natural. Butter, salt, quality chocolate and almonds. Naturally sinful.

They come in 1 -5 pound boxes. Enstrom’s carries an assortment of decadent treats to choose from. Enstrom’s is under, MUST EATS!

Don’t deprive yourself of one of the finest Almond Toffee’s in the world. This is merely my expert opinion…

Wishing you a Happy and Healthy Holiday… To you and yours.

http://www.enstrom.com

SANTA RITA HILLS – Clos Pepe Winery – Organically grown… Uncorqed.com & Kate Mantilini Wine & Food Tasting in Beverly Hills!


If you live in Los Angeles, here is your opportunity to taste organically grown, grapes picked by hand, using native yeast fermentation at a very special complimentary wine and food tasting. The wine distributors who also work with Clos Pepe, http://www.Uncorqed.com are co-hosting this tasting with Kate Mantilini in Beverly Hills. These rare, quality wines are being paired with wonderful food.

The Date: NOVEMBER 4th – 6:00pm-8:00pm.

The complimentary tasting of wine and food will not be your typical tasting. If you live in LA, don’t miss this very special event!

A request… Call Katemantilinirestaurant.com Beverly Hills and tell them the number of people in your party.

Organic has never tasted so good. Who knew just a few hours outside of Los Angeles, CA the mecca of Pinot Noir is at our fingertips. Santa Barbara 2007 awarded CLOS PEPE Winery with the Green Award, the only one given each year, quite an honor. GREEN CAN TASTE GOOD! Just a few hours beyond Santa Barbara, Santa Rita Hills beauty is matched by the fragrant, rich, organic vines that align the blue water colored skies. Describing the birt … Read More

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Another Source… DAVE ZINCZENKO


When it comes to quick tips on health, especially regarding food, check out Editor-in-Chief of Men’s Health Magazine, Dave Zinczenko on Twitter.

He offers insightful bite size bits of information that are useful.

Dave Zinczenko

 

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RESVERATROL… NOT EVERY R IS THE SAME!


Have you noticed that when a product is considered “HOT” on the market it appears in and on EVERYTHING!  Resveratrol is one of those products. Be careful what you wish for… You might just purchase the wrong Resveratrol! Everyone from the Mayo Clinic to believe it or not UTUBE has something to say about Resveratrol. In short, Resveratrol is an antioxidant and similar to red wine (In moderation,) is considered to be good for the heart. The youthf … Read More

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NATURALLY GOLDEN


                                    

 I love my hair, I love my nails, and I love everything! A slight take off from Rubert Everett’s scene in Julia Roberts movie, “My Best Friends Wedding.” This time the compliments are for something real, genuine and above all unique.

What am I saying? SHADES, Salon makes going Green look so good; in fact, it is golden!  SHADES owner is Susan Henry; in Beverly Hills is a chemical free full service color studio. You heard me, blonde-haired woman without Ammonia… completely chemically free, but with natural blonde finesse and shine! 

Get a glass of Montage or Clos Pepe Pinot Noir and sit down, this is a piece worth reading and information you will want to use and share. Please note I believe all my stories are worthwhile reading, this particular story includes a heroine, Paraben free alternatives and first-rate glamour, move over Cinderella. 

Susan has worked with giants in the hair industry, Jose Eber, Umberto and at Prive Salons. Her A list clientele were dedicated to her and even when her health deteriorated, she kept fifty clients that would have seen her in any way shape or form.

Susan’s world was not an easy one, surrounded by the glitz and glamour of Hollywood, Susan raised her young children when her husband passed away as a single mother. Susan juggled the intense work schedule consisting of a clientele of five hundred. The tragic loss of her husband combined the need to care for her children was to say the least exhausting. The constant exposure to ammonia, inflamed her eyes and over time her health depleted. Remember at this time, people smoked everywhere so on top of the Ammonia, smoke got into her lungs and poisoned her. She was severally ill.

At that time, her daughter went away to college and Susan had to move from handling five hundred clients to only being able to handle fifty. These fifty house calls were on an outside basis, she had to give up her clients and life, as she knew it at Prive Salon. In her daughter’s first year of college, Susan met her daughter’s friends, who were botanists. Together, they began to work on hair color that was ammonia free instead of what Susan was use to and used along with other hair stylists and Salons.

Away from the Ammonia ridden and smoke-filled environment, Susan’s health began to improve. She took to hiking it was through the Redwood forests, that she would come upon plants and fungi that she later learned people had used to dye clothes yellow. 

Inspired by the different ways people previously used plants, Susan spent eight years in her kitchen combining wheat germ, protein, and penetrating other plants to use to create hair color. Her client’s inherent trust allowed her to experiment on them. She even went blonde to show off her work. Five additional years later, Susan, created an ammonia free, natural based color process. It is full-on natural beauty that you can also buy over the counter in separate packages of ones own color, or desired color.

As a colorist, Susan would use these great tones for getting rid of grey and creating beautiful blondes from the correct color palette.  She hired a chemist to measure out the proper mixtures and amounts for production. 

Susan herself became a Scientist, an artist, entwining the two symmetrically. Within three years the shades, hence the name of her Beverly Hills Salon were developed and she was able to start working more. Additional salons have started using Shades chemical free colors.

At Prive Salon, a colorist changed her color line and now only uses Susan’s colors. To her knowledge SHADES is the only chemical free salon in Los Angeles, other salons are taking a more active green role by using some natural products but not one hundred percent Susan said.   

Susan does not allow any colors in her boutique that contain chemicals. She has created a chemical-free salon. In fact, stylists have to sign a letter stating that they will not bring in chemicals and will work in a chemically free environment. Susan said she is so sensitive, she could physically feel it if there were chemicals in the salon.

Oncologists send their clients to Susan. She helps them individuals grow hair. It is amazing, for men and women, created a natural products that helps your hair grow! Susan created tea tree oil and special massage oils that help permeates the follicles and help hair grow, this includes those who have extremely thin hair, are going through chemotherapy, and those recovering from cancer. Susan’s family business has been a team effort, from her daughter in College to her son General Manager of Shades, Jonathan Graves.

Shades is an avant-garde studio with progressive naturally unique hair utilization that benefit client’s individual style and wellness. What started out for me as an afternoon of an artesian in color excelled into head to toe allurement.  The nail stylist treated my hands and feet as though she was molding clay. With a natural homemade scrub treatment, to the natural nail polish application, she took her time and with generous care as though, she was treating a family member. Incidentally, my pedicure lasted for nearly a month.

These oils are all handmade. Susan makes a completely natural oatmeal scrub for the hands and feet with a cuticle oil that makes them soft as a baby’s bum. The hair massage is complete nirvana.

NJ: It is brown!

S:  It is just oatmeal, flaxseed, and sugar

NJ: What kind of sugar?

S: Organic sugar

Susan noticed that when she washes her hair, it falls out, so she made pure scalp oil for stimulation, antibacterial, anti-fungal, for those with dandruff, eczema, or psoriasis, Susan said it really helps clean and to stimulate circulation.

S: Thorough brushing cleans hair follicles so they ca get the oxygen they need. Hair follicles get clogged too, just like your skin!

This is the muscle w/ hair and healing oil together with the massage it loosens the muscle and helps stimulate blood flow, and where there is blood flow, it is good for the body

Nail spa stylist uses a ritual moisturizer while Susan continues…

S:  The oil for feet is handmade with peppermint, olive, apricot kernel is the carrier oil that is very light and the closest to what our body actually secretes. These really help enhance the medicinal qualities of the essential oil, Jhova

NJ: The majority of the pop uses oils that clog?

S: Apricot kernel oil is excellent as a carrier and as close to what we secrete naturally.

Sweet almond oil is good moisturizing oil with good carrier properties, my little grandson was taking a bath with the rosemary soap that I made and he said, “Mammy, you’re the best scientist ever!” -Billy

Any kids that want to take a bath…it is the soap for them!

S: The spa ritual is important. Two weeks of medicines for the rash, the rash was gone after 4 days when they used the formula! The research and prayers I have done, I have come up with these blends that seem to be the best.

Sipping some marvelous tea, Susan began on working on my hair…

NJ: What you are doing, the way you are applying the highlights, now, which is different.

S:  Highlights, I am painting highlights and using cotton to separate the hair instead of tin foil. With my painting, I can follow the natural growth pattern of the hair and I can make the hair look more natural and the highlights look real.  I have complete control as to where the highlights go, and I can get closer to the scalp, and I am not using foil, which is better for the environment and better for the body, and better for me not to touch it!

I think that aluminum is not good for your body and that highlights done with foil are terrible, as an artist. The highlights last longer and grow out more natural. I am using completely ammonium free highlighter that I created, and I mix what I make with a little bit of the ammonium free platinum from L’Oreal, because ammonium is mostly fruit based.  The hair color I use is wheat germ based with plant and fruit extracts.

I know I cannot comb my hair without conditioner, so here at the salon we use “Zeron” (paraben and sulfate free), “Unite” (paraben/sulfur free) lines competing and that is great because there used to be nothing produced like this before.

Eco-color has ammonia in the color (preserve is grape seed extract, but it has ammonia in it!) everyone’s jumping on the bandwagon but you have to be careful, you’re not going to find a color process that is naturally chemical-free, but to have a color that’s natural…  absolutely no ammonia or preservatives.  Natural.

I went into the salon to experience paraben free natural hair lights, by artesian stylist and owner of Shades, Susan Henry, I left with spectacular hair, eyebrows beautifully shaped through threading by Clarissa Garcia who is also a talented stylist and make-up artist. My hands and feet buffed and polished to perfection, it was hard to leave at all, but I did so fabulously! Over the course of a few days I went back to Shades to follow-up, each client was so kindly taken care of. Philip Wolf, Celebrity hair stylist left Prive to come work with Susan, I sat in the chair next to his watching him. I could not take my eyes off his dynamic dueling with hair and scissors combined. Each time the results heightened the client’s appearance, as though he knew what was really underneath there all the time, and by the client giving Philip free range, the client appeared as though they were to have looked all along but only Philip saw it. As though as sculptor sees what is within the clay. The clients features showed off beautifully attended to with color and shape.

Susan introduced me to Kiki and said she stole her from Prive. She said, Kiki is amazing. Kiki is a color and hair stylist. She has a warm personality and I felt comfortable instantly. I knew I was in the hands of someone I could trust with my hair and that is not easy! She told me right away about my hair and the best look for my hair. She changed my entire look with a the precision of a surgeon. Kiki worked with my hair as though she had known it all her life. I desired to keep my hair long and Kiki does what the client wants, but I told her to do what she thought would look best and did she ever… More to come

I found Shades to be a quaint escape, Willy Wonka of beauty, a tranquil place that is good for you. Each stylist has his or her own unique technique; the expertise goes hand in hand with kindness. One will not find a high and might attitude at Shades Salon, although they’ve earned it, it is not their style, so if you have an attitude, leave yours at the door, you will have a better time without it. 

More Shades to come… Hair extension with Clarissa, and a natural Brazilian Silk by Philip, so stay tuned. In fact if you have any questions for Susan at  shadesccolorstudio@gmail.com and please let her know where you read the piece.

Shades Color Packages available at the Salon below, on-line or by phone

144 S. Doheny Drive
Beverly Hills CA 90211

310.275.4882