Ingredient Review: Baobab Oil From The African “Tree Of Life” – How It Works To Firm, Hydrate Aging Skin

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Ingredient Review: Baobab Oil From The African "Tree Of Life" - How It Works To Firm, Hydrate Aging SkinWith so many products out on the market today, you might not know EXACTLY how each and every anti-aging, brightening, hydrating, powerhouse blend of ingredients work. Never fear! BeautyStat is here to help you better understand some of the most important and good-for-your-skin ingredients out today. But right now, we’re talking about Baobab Oil.

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Looking for something exotic, delicious and good for you inside and out?! Look no further than the African super fruit baobab. The source of the fruit, the African baobab tree, is one of nature’s true wonders. Known as “the tree of life”, one baobab tree in South Africa is said to be carbon dated at 6,000 years old! Now, how is this ancient tree good for our skin?

Ultimate Anti-Aging

The fruit of the baobab tree looks similar to a large mango. Extracted from the fruit’s velvety seeds, you can find it in powder form (perfect for adding into your smoothies). The fruit has high antioxidant levels and is an excellent source of vitamin C (contains more vitamin C than oranges and more iron than red meat!). The natural properties of the fruit combat skin aging by improving elasticity, which diminishes the look of facial lines.

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It also helps to refresh and even out the tone of your skin and improve hydration. The baobab tree stores water and nutrients naturally to protect itself from harsh climates — hydration being just one of the most important benefits of incorporating baobab into your facial skin and body care regimen. Conditions such as sun burn, acne, eczema and psoriasis have been treated with baobab oil in Africa for centuries.

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Ingredient Review: Baobab Oil From The African "Tree Of Life" - How It Works To Firm, Hydrate Aging Skin

You can find this natural wonder in a variety of products focusing on natural skincare. The JUJU Skin Care line of products features cleansers, scrubs and a dry skin serum. Epoch Baobab Body Butter from Nu Skin combines the super hydration of shea butter with baobab to create a creamy, smooth total body moisturizer. Nyakio Firming Face Serum uses baobab oil to help skin feel firmer, restore elasticity and hydrate for up to 8-hours.

Natural Moisture

Looking for a natural, organic way to improve your skin and body? Try products incorporating  this ancient African restorative fruit from the “tree of life”. A symbol of life and positivity on the African landscape can help you restore hydration and positivity to your skin and body, all by using products infused with the spirit of this unique tree.

You can purchase all reviewed and mentioned items using our site, www.BeautyStat.com!

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Top 4 Fall 2014 Beauty Trends With Maybelline New York Global Makeup Artist Yadim: Nude Palette, Dream Wonder Fluid Touch Foundation, Eye Studio Color Tattoo 24HR Leathers, Master Kajal Eyeliner

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Top 4 Fall 2014 Beauty Trends With Maybelline New York Global Makeup Artist Yadim: Nude Palette, Dream Wonder Fluid Touch Foundation, Eye Studio Color Tattoo 24HR Leathers, Master Kajal Eyeliner

Whether we want to accept it or not, fall is creeping in! So make sure to slowly switch out that sheer pink lipgloss for a darker lip shade without causing some major beauty shock. We got a chance to learn some of the hottest Fall 2014 beauty trends from Maybelline New York Global Makeup Artist Yadim that will have you excited to try next season’s subdued and natural hues.

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This fall, it’s all about the eyes! Yadim dished on his favorite all-in-one eye palette (he even used some shades as highlighter for the face) and how he can’t help but add a little Maybelline Baby Lips Moisturizing Lip Balm on top of black shadow for rockstar eyes. Read on to find out the new product offerings from one of NYFW’s most sought-after brands, Maybelline New York!

Nude Eyes

Top 4 Fall 2014 Beauty Trends With Maybelline New York Global Makeup Artist Yadim: Nude Palette, Dream Wonder Fluid Touch Foundation, Eye Studio Color Tattoo 24HR Leathers, Master Kajal Eyeliner

Don’t ever think a nude eye can be boring! The 12 long-wearing shades found in the NEW! The Nudes Palette range from sweet vanilla to creamy caramel. A mixture of matte and shimmery finishes will take you from day to night, and everywhere in between. TIP: Yadim showed how versatile this palette can be by using the highlight shades (pearlescent pinks on the inner corners of eyes) and mattes to contour your cheekbones!

Structural Beauty

Top 4 Fall 2014 Beauty Trends With Maybelline New York Global Makeup Artist Yadim: Nude Palette, Dream Wonder Fluid Touch Foundation, Eye Studio Color Tattoo 24HR Leathers, Master Kajal Eyeliner
Add a matte yet velvet finish to your complexion with the NEW! Dream Wonder Fluid Touch Foundation — a silky, lightweight liquid foundation that melts into skin for maximum coverage. The coolest thing about this foundation is the unique tear drop applicator for a clean application. TIP: Yadim advises using different foundation shades to achieve a natural, contoured look. Your contoured cheekbones shouldn’t have an orange hue, rather, use brown and taupe shades. Apply it directly to your skin or on your hand first, then apply for a seamless finish.

Imperfect Smoky Eye — Matte Cream Eyeshadow

Top 4 Fall 2014 Beauty Trends With Maybelline New York Global Makeup Artist Yadim: Nude Palette, Dream Wonder Fluid Touch Foundation, Eye Studio Color Tattoo 24HR Leathers, Master Kajal Eyeliner
A staple both backstage and on every vanity table, the NEW! Eye Studio Color Tattoo 24HR Leathers Cream-Gel Shadow can now be applied to the eyes for a unique look that last. This soft, supple, easy-to-apply shadow stays in place all day and won’t smudge or smear. Available in 5 shades: Chocolate Suede, Creamy Beige, Deep Forest, Dramatic Black and Vintage Plum. TIP: Yadim used Dramatic Black all over the eye and lightly blended away any harsh lines with fingers. He then finished off the look by applying mascara to the top and bottom lashes, dabbing on some Maybelline Baby Lips Moisturizing Lip Balm in Quenched for an edgy, glossy eye look.

Master Kajal Eyeliner

Top 4 Fall 2014 Beauty Trends With Maybelline New York Global Makeup Artist Yadim: Nude Palette, Dream Wonder Fluid Touch Foundation, Eye Studio Color Tattoo 24HR Leathers, Master Kajal Eyeliner
Maybelline Master Kajal Eyeliners are so in; ideal for filling in the inner lash line! These exotic and glamorous eyeliners create a smoldering eye or classic cat-eye with a precise cone-shaped tip. The creamy formula glides on smooth with no gaps or skipping, making eyes appear luminescent against the bold, pigmented color. Available in 4 shades: Charcoal Skies,Midnight Brown, Navy Night and Onyx Rush.

You can purchase all reviewed and mentioned items using our site, www.BeautyStat.com!

Are you beauties ready to embrace fall beauty trends? Or are you still holding on to summer?

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Blogger Spotlight: Julia DiNardo Of The Fashion Pulse Daily Tells Us Her Top 6 Best Beauty Products For NYFW 2015

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Blogger Spotlight: Julia DiNardo Of The Fashion Pulse Daily Tells Us Her Top 6 Best Beauty Products For NYFW 2015

In our latest Beauty Blogger Spotlight feature, we’ll be talking with our fave beauty and fashion bloggers about some of their most coveted and repurchased beauty products of all time. But right now, we’re chatting with Julia DiNardo of the Fashion Pulse Daily before she heads out to NYFW later this week. Make sure to follow Julia on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and her blog to catch all the NYFW Spring/Summer 2015 trends!

Want to know what fashion bloggers rely on to get through a grueling NYFW? Julia DiNardo of the Fashion Pulse Daily, a fashion blog with a strong fashion accessories and beauty focus, dishes on some of her must-have products she can’t live without.

Blogger Spotlight: Julia DiNardo Of The Fashion Pulse Daily Tells Us Her Top 6 Best Beauty Products For NYFW 2015

1. Cynthia Rowley Band-Aids: It’s guaranteed that I’m going to get blisters from all of the running around that I do, so having a steady stream of Band-Aids entering my bag is a must. Plus, these are stylishly decorated; perfect for NYFW!

Blogger Spotlight: Julia DiNardo Of The Fashion Pulse Daily Tells Us Her Top 6 Best Beauty Products For NYFW 2015

2. Carmex Moisturizing Lip Balm Sunscreen SPF 15: I’ve been obsessed with Carmex for 23 years (I’m not kidding!), so having this go-to in my bag takes nary a second thought. Although I’m a fan of the classic jar and original formula, a little SPF is always a good thing.

Blogger Spotlight: Julia DiNardo Of The Fashion Pulse Daily Tells Us Her Top 6 Best Beauty Products For NYFW 2015

3/4. Leading off of the Band-Aids, my feet tend to be SUPER unhappy with me during fashion week. So, I’m very much looking forward to using Essie‘s NEW! Spa Pedicure Swept Off My Feet Leg & Foot Massage Oil at night, locked in with my favorite Eco Tools Spa Moisture Socks. The formula is ultra-soothing, nourishing and moisturizing. I’ve got to get my feet to forgive me so that I can put them back into heels the next day!

Blogger Spotlight: Julia DiNardo Of The Fashion Pulse Daily Tells Us Her Top 6 Best Beauty Products For NYFW 2015

5. NARS Nail Polish: The reformulation of NARS‘ nail polish is a game-changer. The long-lasting, high-gloss formula and thicker brush help me slick on polish in no time, which is great since I’m always running a steady 10-15 minutes late for everything during fashion week! Lately, I’ve been digging the shades Gold Viper from the 3.1 Phillip Lim collaboration and Thasos.

Blogger Spotlight: Julia DiNardo Of The Fashion Pulse Daily Tells Us Her Top 6 Best Beauty Products For NYFW 2015

6. Oille Natural Room + Linen Spray: When time gets tough, I get a-spraying! The Oille Natural Lavender + Cedarwood is heavenly; both calming and sensual, it sets the tone for dedicated writing and focus when I’ve been going on five hours of sleep all week.

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Review: BeautyStat.com’s Top 10 Best Healthy, Organic Snack Picks For Back-To-School, New York Fashion Week!

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Review: BeautyStat.com's Top 10 Best Healthy, Organic Snack Picks For Back-To-School, New York Fashion Week!

Whether you’re heading back to campus, running backstage this week at NYFW, or in a snacking rut, finding that perfect (and not to mention healthy!) pick-me-up can be hard. Thankfully, there are tons of health-conscious options on the market these days. So if you’re hunting for that fast fix to beat those munchies, we’ve got 10 delicious options for you to totally try. Looking to ditch the chips? We’ve got you covered! Need that tasty yet low-cal breakfast pick? Yes, we got that too! Read on to find your new favorite snack.

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1. Nourish Snacks: No matter what your cravings are, Nourish‘s unique snack shop allows you to mix and match mouthwatering snacks, which are all under 200 calories or less!Review: BeautyStat.com's Top 10 Best Healthy, Organic Snack Picks For Back-To-School, New York Fashion Week!

2. NUWI Quinoa Snacks: For a satisfying breakfast option, try out these nutritious quinoa drinks, which curb pesky cravings and give you that necessary boost of vitamins and minerals.

Review: BeautyStat.com's Top 10 Best Healthy, Organic Snack Picks For Back-To-School, New York Fashion Week!
3. bare Crunchy Coconut Chips: Curb your chip addiction with these flavorful coconut chips available in sweet and salty variations.

Review: BeautyStat.com's Top 10 Best Healthy, Organic Snack Picks For Back-To-School, New York Fashion Week!

4. Ians Cinnamon French Toast Sticks: Great for those with food allergies and sensitivities, these gluten-free cinnamon sticks never sacrifice toast or flavor.

Review: BeautyStat.com's Top 10 Best Healthy, Organic Snack Picks For Back-To-School, New York Fashion Week!

5. Perfect Bar: A unique twist on the usual granola bars, make these organic, high protein bars a staple inside your fridge.

Review: BeautyStat.com's Top 10 Best Healthy, Organic Snack Picks For Back-To-School, New York Fashion Week!

6. Way Better Snacks: Blending grains like quinoa, chia and flax seeds, don’t be afraid to pack these snacks inside your work bag, too.

Review: BeautyStat.com's Top 10 Best Healthy, Organic Snack Picks For Back-To-School, New York Fashion Week!

7. Angie’s BOOMCHICKAPOP: Looking for that healthy after-school snack? Try out this lightweight popcorn for some true munching fun.

Review: BeautyStat.com's Top 10 Best Healthy, Organic Snack Picks For Back-To-School, New York Fashion Week!

8. Mediterranean Organic Strawberry Preserves: Make a twist on the usual peanut butter and jelly with these sweet and organic preserves. Yum!

Review: BeautyStat.com's Top 10 Best Healthy, Organic Snack Picks For Back-To-School, New York Fashion Week!

9. Natural Sea Tuna, Yellow Fin, Salted: Tuna salad can be equally fun for snack time as well. Need some cooking inspiration? Try whipping up some tuna salad crackers for your special someone.

Review: BeautyStat.com's Top 10 Best Healthy, Organic Snack Picks For Back-To-School, New York Fashion Week!

10. Woodstock Peanut Butter, Smooth, Unsalted Organic: A classic school time favorite, use this smooth, organic peanut butter in a multitude of ways this school year.

You can purchase all reviewed and mentioned items using our site, www.BeautyStat.com!

What do you beauties think of our healthy snack time picks? What are you currently snacking on?

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Ingredient Review: Tarte Cosmetics Colored Clay Collection — CC Undereye Corrector, Eye Primer Stick, Tinted Brow Gel — GIVEAWAY

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Ingredient Review: Tarte Cosmetics Colored Clay Collection -- CC Undereye Corrector, Eye Primer Stick, Tinted Brow Gel -- GIVEAWAY

Buffing on some mineral powder compared to ordinary foundation always makes us feel special. “I can apply as much as I want, ’cause it’s good for me!” you might exclaim. So, this fall, embrace some colored clay from Tarte Cosmetics. Tarte first introduced colored clay with their CC Primer swivel stick (with purple and green colored clay), which proved to be a multi-tasking, skin perfector that brightens, evens skintone, blurs imperfections and neutralizes any redness or discoloration.

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But what exactly is colored clay? And why is it so good for our skin? The colored clay can be found off the Brazilian coastline, and contains natural ingredients like magnesium, titanium and iron. As these rich minerals oxidize, they turn into a rich color. As seen in the primer stick, colored clay has shown to provide anti-aging, oil production, hydration and anti-inflammatory benefits. Tarte Cosmetics harvested the colored clay, made sure it dried naturally in the sun, then shaved it into a fine powder for it to be infused with the latest cosmetics line. And there’s every type of colored clay you can think of, from yellow clay (offsets dark spots and blemishes) to red clay (helps improve the appearance of skin elasticity).

Some new additions to the Tarte Cosmetics Colored Clay family include: Colored Clay CC Undereye Corrector (Light-Medium, Medium-Tan), Colored Clay CC Eye Primer Stick and Colored Clay Tinted Brow Gel (Taupe, Medium Brown, Rich Brown).

The CC Undereye Corrector instantly masks undereye discolorations and dark circles, while improving the appearance of skintone and texture over time. This corrector is entirely full-coverage, and includes light-diffusing particles to diffuse dark circles. It contains rose clay to soothe the skin around the eye area and caffeine to help improve micro-circulation while reducing puffiness. And this is just some of the many eye-enhancing ingredients!

Ingredient Review: Tarte Cosmetics Colored Clay Collection -- CC Undereye Corrector, Eye Primer Stick, Tinted Brow Gel -- GIVEAWAYThe universal shade of the Colored Clay CC Eye Primer Stick (left) is infused with lid-nourishing and color-correcting colored clay. We didn’t even know vanilla clay was a thing until now! But it helps control oil to keep eyeshadow pigments in place all day. Green and yellow clay are also involved to diffuse an uneven skintone and neutralize any redness around the eyes. While this eye primer stick conditions your delicate eyelid, it also makes your shadow last for up to 12-hours!

Fill in some sparse hairs and protect those healthy brows! All of this can be achieved with the Colored Clay Tinted Brow Gel that lets you enhance, define and shape your brows like a pro. The tiny brush head dispenses just the right amount of color, so you won’t go overboard during application. Its creamy formula contains peptides to condition and smooth brows, while reducing surface oils to keep pigment in place all day long!

Ingredient Review: Tarte Cosmetics Colored Clay Collection -- CC Undereye Corrector, Eye Primer Stick, Tinted Brow Gel -- GIVEAWAY

GIVEAWAY —-> Want to get in on this colored clay trend? 1 lucky winner will WIN Tarte Cosmetics Colored Clay CC Undereye Corrector in Medium-Tan, Colored Clay Tinted Brow Gel in Taupe, Be Charmed Limited Edition Picture Perfect™ Eyelash Curler & LipSurgence™ lip gloss in Envy!

To enter, make sure to follow @BeatyStat on Instagram & comment on this Giveaway post OR ReTweet this giveaway on Twitter using hashtag #bstat. Make sure to comment on this article to let us know you did so! Only open to U.S. residents. Sorry!

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Are you ready to add some colored clay into your beauty routine?

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