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We have talked a lot recently about protecting your skin from the sun and heat but what about protecting your hair? Whether you are spending the day in the sun or using a heated tool to style your hair, protecting it should be on your mind. We all want to have our hair look amazing but in order to do that you need to keep it healthy. Not only can the sun and heat affect the color of your hair but it can make your hair brittle and cause split ends. The Certified Fabulous team members put a list together of a few products to help your hair beat the heat this summer and as a bonus leave your hair looking gorgeous! 

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When thinking of protection from the sun one of my go to brands is Sun Bum. This brand was created to provide high quality sun care products formulated for people who live and love in the sun. One of the Certified Fabulous Teams favorite UV protecting spray is Sun Bum Beach Formula Sea Spray.  This help texturize and add volume to your hair but it also is UV protecting. This is a lightweight formula that will give your hair just the right amount of volume with a matte finish hold and will instantly block out the humidity that causes frizz. This spray is easy to use, just spray on towel dried or damp hair, and comb evenly through here. Next style with your fingers for the perfect look.  The sea spray is enriched with ingredients like Hawaiian Black Lava Sea Salt, Sea Kelp and Seaweed. It will make your hair look effortlessly gorgeous. This sea spray is paraben free silicone free, alcohol free, cruelty free and made in the USA. If you are looking to get the perfect beach wave without having to hop into the cold ocean this is also a great product to use to give you the beautiful looking beach waves. You can find the Sun Bum Sea Spray for $14.99 at trustthebum.com.

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Now that summer is in full swing the Certified Fabulous team wanted to share some of our must have after sun products. Not only will these products keep your skin hydrated and healthy they will leave you feeling soft and smooth. Sometimes it is easy to get distracted while having fun in the sun and forget to apply or reapply sunscreen and we end up with the dreaded sunburn.

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Coola makes a products called environmental repair plus® radical recovery® after-sun lotion. This lotion is designed to replenish, renew and moisturize your skin. It is a deep soothing lotion that uses organic Agave's natural moisture binding mechanisms for environmental defense and calming sunburn. The Agrave plant provides superior hydration and promotes collagen synthesis while offering UV boosting protection. The after-sun lotion also has ingredients like Aloe Vera, Lavender Oil, Rosemary Extract, and Sunflower Oil which will hydrate, heal and refresh your damaged skin. This lotion you will want to apply liberally and frequently after sun exposure. It works great on the face and body. Nothing will feel better than applying this on your hot skin. It is beautifully packaged in a colorful box and elegant white tube that dispenses nicely. Once you try this it will be a must have in your summer product routine.

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Do you have a shave routine you follow? We found some amazing products to use that will leave your skin feeling soft and free of razor bumps. There are 4 products that are going to stay in my shaving routine all summer long.

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First start with Whish Prelude Pre-wax and Shave Serum. This formula avoids harmful numbing ingredients like lidocaine, instead using the natural gently numbing properties of clove leaf oil and menthol. Which hazel and tea tree leaf oil help to cleanse and tone the skin helping wax adhere better for a smoother waxing experience while organic aloe, panthenol and organic cucumber help keep skin soft and irritation free. Whish Prelude is packaged in a cute airless container made with natural organic ingredients. All you have to do is pump and apply about 5 minutes before waxing or shaving. Easy enough right?

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Keeping hydrated in the summer is important and it is also important to keep your skin hydrated to leave you looking fabulous on the beach. Who doesn't want naturally luminous beautiful skin? The Certifed Fabulous team recently tried some amazing hydrating products to do just that for you. Here is what we found to be a wonderful hydrating routine for hydrated summer skin.

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First you need to start with a hydrating body wash like Bodycology Pure White Gardenia Body Wash. Not only does this have the perfect summer scent and made with grape seed extract and vitamin E to provide your skin with ultra-hydration and nourishment. This moisturizing body wash can be used as an extremely sudsy soap in the shower, or can also be used as a bubble bath in the tub for the ultimate relaxation. The scent of the Bodycology Pure White Gardenia is so refreshingly floral and makes skin smell sweet for hours. The Bodycology Body wash is a great deal at just 3.99 and is available at Walmart.

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Living somewhere up north like Maine really allows you to embrace the warm weather when it comes around and many of us try to enjoy the heat for the few months it last. When the heat finally does arrive our bodies tend to sweat more than we may like. Now that summer is officially here the Certified Fabulous team put some deodorants to the test and compiled a list of some very effective and natural options.

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Lavanila The Healthy Deodorant is an All-Natural deodorant with several wonderful fragrances like Pure Vanilla, Fresh Vanilla Lemon, Vanilla Grapefruit and Vanilla Lavender. The Healthy Deodorant is clinically tested, and dermatologist recommended. There is no aluminum, no paraben, no propylene glycol and no harsh chemicals. They call it the Heathy Deodorant for a reason. The deodorant comes in two different sizes, 1.7 fl. oz. for $14.00 and 0.9 fl. Oz can be purchased in a dou of $14.00. The Mini deodorant has a perfect travel size for your purse. This is a fantastic organic product that provides odor protection and a fresh long lasting sent. You can find the Healthy Deodorants at Lavanila.com

 

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Summer is the time that many of us indulge in traveling and or family vacations. This is the time of year we enjoy soaking up the sunshine and playing outside. Sometimes packing for these getaways can be a pain especially if you are flying you might not be able to bring your favorite skincare products with you if they are not the right size. The Certified Fabulous team recently tried some fabulous travel friendly/must have summer travel products.

  • Elemental Herbology Oil Control Starter Kit
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    For Oily skin an amazing kit to use while traveling is Elemental Herbology Oil Control Starter Kit. All of the packaging is 25ml or under, so you can bring the kit right along with you even if you are flying. The products contain nutrient-rich, anti-inflammatory foaming cleanser, daily moisturizer, purifying mask and exfoliating peel. If traveling to a humid environment this is a must have kit. There are some amazing ingredients in these products like Amazonian Clay, Kombuchka, Tea Tree Oil and much more. That will leave your skin feeling soft, replenished and smooth. This kit is beautiful packaged and will leave your skin feeling fresh, clean and moisturized no matter where you decide to go on your trip. The kit is available at www.elementalherbology.com for $72.00.
  • Bioelements Travel Light Kit for Combination Skin
    bioelementstravel Bioelements offers several travel TSA friendly kits for dry skin, oily or combination skin. Bioelements has a variety of beautifully formulated products The kit includes a cleanser, toner, exfoliator, hydrator and anti-aging product. You will find these products will last beyond a long weekend and will not take up much space in your luggage. At $37 this is also a great way to try a few of their products to figure out which ones would work best in your skincare routine. Whatever your skin type you can be certain these will leave your skin feeling clean, moisturized and youthful. Bioelements products can be found at www.bioelements.com.

  • Kiss My Face SPF
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    When your traveling do not forget to protect your skin from the harmful UV rays of the beautiful sun. Kiss My Face Cool Sport for Face sun SPF 30 2oz is perfect to travel with and will protect your skin from harmful UV rays and is resistant to water and sweat for up to 80 minutes. The sunscreen absorbs nicely and leaves skin feeling soft and moisturized. The  Kiss My Face brand is a beautifully formulated natural products that is dedicated to giving you top notch products naturally.  If you do not need to worry about being TSA friendly they also have the Kiss My Face 50 Cool Sport Spray which is also water resistant for 40 min and comes in a spray that is fast drying. This will protect you from UVA and UVB rays. You can find both of these on Kissmyface.com.

  • Avene Thermal Spring Water
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    While enjoying the hot sun it is imporatnt to keep hydrated along with keeping your skin cool and moisturized. A fabulous product to have if you are traveling to a humid place is Avene Thermal Spring Water Spray it is available in a covenant TSA friendly 50ml or if you are traveling other than by plane there is a 300ml. This is ideal for sensitive skin and will help sooth redness associated with inflammation, calm itching so it is ideal for a tropical environment where you might get bug bites. When you feel like you might be overheating this product feels amazing and can quickly cool you down in just a few sprays. You can find this Spray at BeautyCollection.com.



  • Soften Her
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    Bringing a hair removal tool with you is a must. A great product that can be kept right in your purse is the Soften Her. It is a tool that will keep your legs, underarms, and bikini area free of skin irritations and sharp stubble. It is a hypoallergenic pad that exfoliates dead skin cells that build up and can cause ingrown hair or razor bumps. It will leave your freshly shaven skin smooth and blemish free. It also works great to get rid of stubble that you notice coming through a few days after a shave or that pesky spot you missed. The Soften Her pad is simple and quick to use. Just place index and middle fingers under the strap and gently press Soften Her to clean skin. Using a circular motion proceed in a clockwise and then counter-clockwise motion against the hair for approximately 30 seconds. You can purchase the Soften Her pads at Softenher.com.




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Summer means carefree days spent at the beach relaxing and soaking up the sun. Silky soft skin is a must if you are going to be wearing a bikini day after day, and shaving daily, razor bumps, and stubble do not pair well with your beach attire. There are many ways to remove unwanted body and facial hair without having to break out your shaver every time you hop in the shower and without spending a fortune on treatments at the spa. Us ladies at Certified Fabulous have removed our pesky mustaches, unwanted uni-brows, arm hair and leg hair and have found a few DIY hair removal products that get the job done successfully within the comfort of your own home.

 Silk'n Flash&Go
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The Silk'n Flash&Go is an at home light-based hair removal devise that will get help eliminate hair all over your body including your face. Be sure to read all the warnings and instructions before starting use. The Flash&Go has a skin color sensor that is designed to measure the skin tone of the applied surface and enable application only on suitable skin tones. This feature will disable treatment if your skin is too dark or too tan. It uses Home Pulse Light Technology TM that is clinically proven for permanent hair reduction. This product takes time to have visible results but the results last. What we liked most about this product is it didn't take long to do the treatment and it is easy to use. Before using the Flash&Go you want to shave all the areas that you plan to treat. As with a lot of hair removal system this is something that you will want to test before doing a full treatment. Then you just set the device to the desired treatment level and go. The nice thing about this is that it plugs into the wall, no worries about the battery dying on you. If you plan on doing both legs it can take about 30 minutes, it is a fabulous thing to do while watching your favorite tv show. It typically takes around 4 treatments to see noticeable reduction in hair. They recommend using it every two weeks for the first three to four treatments. After that it should be done if hairs have grown back and until the desired results are achieved. The Silk'n Flash&Go can be found at Silkn.com for $199.

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 Olay Smooth Finish Facial Hair Duo

The Smooth Finish Facial Hair Removal Duo is a kit that can be used on both fine and coarse hair types. The kit includes a Skin Guarding Balm that you apply first, and then the Hair Removal Cream that you apply second. When using the balm, cover the entire area where you will be removing hair from and gently massage in for ten seconds. After apply a generous amount of the hair removal cream, enough to cover all of the hair but do not rub in. Allow the cream to sit for 8-10 minutes, depending on the thickness of hair. Then gently wipe away and follow by rinsing the area. This is completely pain free and extremely effective. You can find these for 23.99 at Olay.com

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Every time you look at a photo, the first thing you notice is the persons smile. Good or bad. Is there something in their teeth? Are they looking white or yellow? Is my lipstick still looking fresh? If you are the blushing bride, you are guaranteed to be in almost every single photo taken of your big day, and we want you looking perfect. Wedding photographers are constantly snapping candid moments of this joyous day, with that in mind, we at Certified Fabulous have compiled a few different products that will get you the bright and beautiful smile that will shine through these photos for years to come. Thankfully, wedding invitations are sent out far enough in advance that whether you are part of the wedding party or you are a wedding guest, you have plenty of time to perfect your photogenic smile.

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 The first step to take is get rid of any stains on those maybe not so pearly whites of yours. There are some great at home teeth whitening kits out there, but the Smile Illuminator Instant Whitening Kit is a nice kit that is easily added to your daily routine. This is a great option if you either cannot afford to get your teeth professionally whitened, or if you simply do not have the time to get to the dentist. The kit is made up of three steps: Polish, Boost, and Revamp. To polish your teeth, use the electrifying blue tooth paste which gently cleanses your teeth and has a refreshingly light minty flavor. Next, boost your smile with the whitening brisk rinse. Both the tooth paste and the rinse use something call Blueverite Technology, which is supposed to whiten your teeth after just one use. The touch up revamp whitening serum can be used separately throughout the day to help dissolve and prevent stains; can be used as needed anywhere you go, just brush over each tooth that you would like to whiten, let dry, and continue your day. This product is completely safe and even when used frequently, did not cause any tooth sensitivity. The full kit can be bought online or at Walgreens or Bed Bath and Beyond for $17.99.

 

 poutomaticBefore adding any lip color, I always have to scrub off any dead skin from my lips that may keep my color from applying smoothly. The Pout-O-Matic lip scrubbing system is a very convenient and soothing way to do so. The Bliss Fabulips Pout-O-Matic tool looks like an electric toothbrush and comes with two rubber heads to interchange to make easy clean up. All you do is turn the power on and let the tool scrub away dry and chapped skin off your lips. It is actually very soothing, and leaves your lips looking very healthy and plumped. By scrubbing your lips prior to applying color, your lips are primed and hold the color much longer and have a nice smooth look during the entire day. This kit comes with its own soft scrub to use, which conditions and gently exfoliates away any rough or dead skin. This is the perfect preparation to make your lips perfectly pouty and pillow soft for your first married couple kiss. The pout-o-matic is available at Ulta for $48.

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Summer tends to be when a lot of us find our skin looks its best, but for many that doesn't just happen on its own. The Certified Fabulous team recently tried a trio from fiafini Skincare that will help your skin look and feel amazing. Fiafini skincare products are a great option for any and every one because they are always made free of fragrance, parabens, alcohol and mineral oils. The trio includes the Delicate Cleansing Emulsion, Divine Hydration Moisturizer and Deluxe Anti-Aging Eye Cream.

The Delicate Cleansing Emulsion is a lightweight formula designed for purify and clarify removing dirt, oil and makeup. It also has powerful anti-aging benefits thanks to the Marula oil. If you are not familiar with Marula oil it is from the Marula trees kernels that grows in Southern Africa. This oil is rich in antioxidants such as vitamin E and C, to keep your skin looking young and beautiful. The Marula Oil is known for its healing, hydrating and soothing powers. The formula is free of fragrance, alcohol, mineral oil and all parabens. The cleanser feel wonderful creamy feeling to it going on, and leaves the skin feeling very clean and firmed when it is rinsed off.

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After cleansing your face, follow up with the Divine Hydration Moisturizer. This is a hydrating and healing moisturizer that will firm your skin and minimize the look of wrinkles. It is formulated to target the most common signs of aging and be ultra-hydrating yet not heavy feeling, making this extremely effective for severe dry skin. Ingredients such as Prickly Pear, Avocado and Evening Primrose extracts will help calm redness and reduce environmental stress on the skin that we experience daily. The moisturizer also includes Marula oil to load your face up with vitamin C to both protect and heal. It is an excellent base that allows for smooth foundation application and does not tend to look oily, even after hours of wear.

To rejuvenate your eyes, finish your face off with the Deluxe Anti-Aging Eye Cream. This cream is extremely lightweight and absorbs nicely leaving your eyes looking bright and well rested. The cream helps to reduce under eye puffiness, rids your eyes of dark circles and works to minimize fine lines. It is formulated to tighten the sensitive skin around the eye area while also providing gentle hydration. Made from nourishing ingredients including apple seed stem cells, chamomile and botanical extracts, it is great for all ages and suitable for all skin types.

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