12 Days of Holiday Favorites | Mason Pearson Hairbrushes

The holidays are officially in full swing, and we wanted to share some of our holiday faves! Whether you are planning those promotions for your store or spa, or shopping for the perfect gift for someone on your list, please join us for 12 days of Holiday Favorites and get gifting!

Day 8: Mason Pearson Hairbrushes

Mason Pearson

The Genuine Mason Pearson brushes were invented by Mason Pearson in 1885 in London, England. They are known world-wide and have been known to be passed from one generation to another. When you really want to splurge on someone, it doesn’t get any more luxurious than this. More than just a brush, Mason Pearson makes the highest-quality, hand-crafted brushes, which is why they’ve been renowned as the “world’s best hairbrushes”. Once you’ve used a Mason Pearson brush, it’s impossible to use anything else.

First of all, they’ve got different types of brushes for every type of hair, offering boar bristle, nylon, or a hybrid combination of the two. (Read more about choosing the right brush). The unique rubber-cushion pad is made by hand and allows for effective and efficient brushing and gently massages the scalp with each use. The benefit? High-quality hair brushes stimulate the scalp and re-distribute oils throughout the hair shaft, leaving hair super soft and in its optimum condition.

You don’t have to take our word for it! Read this great write-up in Allure Magazine.

Go ahead, splurge on someone you love this holiday season!

 

12 Days of Holiday Favorites | Sphynx Portable Razor

The holidays are officially in full swing, and we wanted to share some of our holiday faves! Whether you are planning those promotions for your store or spa, or shopping for the perfect gift for someone on your list, please join us for 12 days of Holiday Favorites and get gifting!

Day 7: Sphynx Portable Razors

Sphynx Line Shot

Sphynx’s Portable Razors are a perfect stocking stuffer for any lady in your life – but perhaps especially for the busy mom, career girl, frequent traveler, or fitness enthusiast. Here’s why. There’s nothing worse than rushing through your hair removal routine because you’ve got places to go and people to see, and when you get out into the natural light and see that you’ve missed an entire section, it can be embarrassing and frustrating.

Now, there’s Sphynx. This conspicuous portable razor comes equipped with everything you need to finish the job on the go. First, there is an attached spray bottle filled with water for a quick spritz, then twist the dial to prep skin with a mini moisturizing bar before turning the dial one more time to get to the razor, and voila, shave away.

We aren’t the only ones who think Sphynx makes the perfect stocking stuffer.
PopSugar included Sphynx in their 2017 Holiday Gift Guide.

Learn more about Sphynx on our blog!

12 Days of Holiday Favorites | Alaffia Gift Basket

The holidays are officially in full swing, and we wanted to share some of our holiday faves! Whether you are planning those promotions for your store or spa, or shopping for the perfect gift for someone on your list, please join us for 12 days of Holiday Favorites and get gifting!

Day 6: Alaffia Gift Baskets

Alaffia Gift Basket

It’s inevitable that every year there’s someone on your list who is hard to buy for. Or maybe you’ve waited until the last minute (you wouldn’t do that would you?!?) and you’ve got to put something together fast. This is why I love gift baskets so much. And I’m not talking about the pre-made, shrink-wrapped baskets you can find anywhere (though I suppose there is nothing wrong with those). What I’m talking about is creating a personalized gift basket with all of someone’s everyday favorites. It sounds harder than it is, and you don’t have to look very far, because Alaffia has got you covered!

First, Alaffia’s full line of colorful baskets come in a variety of shapes and sizes so you can add as much (or as few) products to fill the basket as you’d like.  The best part? Alaffia’s baskets are handmade in Togo by of members of basket cooperatives, who receive fair wages and health care, which empowers West African communities.

Once you’ve selected a basket, you can start adding products (this is where the fun really begins!) You can start with a theme if you’d like, or just grab some of your favorite products. Where Alaffia is concerned there is no shortage of options.  We recommend some of our favorites like Alaffia’s Good Soap, Black Soap, and the new Neem & Turmeric range. But, you really can’t go wrong here. Add some hand soap and a hand cream, or a colorful bag from Queen Alaffia – the only rule is to have fun with it!

As if the basket wasn’t a great gift already, by purchasing Alaffia you are giving back to the global community by supporting Fair Trade and empowerment projects for women and families in Togo. Alaffia’s Empowerment Projects support several Education-Based Projects, Maternal Health, FGM Eradication, Eyeglasses Donations, and Reforestation and help the wonderful people in Togo rise out of poverty.

Ultimately, the finished product might look something like this (image courtesy of Alaffia):

Alaffia Gift Basket

image by Alaffia

 

 

 

 

 

12 Days of Holiday Favorites | Nemat Amber Eau De Parfum

The holidays are officially in full swing, and we wanted to share some of our holiday faves! Whether you are planning those promotions for your store or spa, or shopping for the perfect gift for someone on your list, please join us for 12 days of Holiday Favorites and get gifting!

Day 5: Nemat Amber Eau De Parfum

Nemat Amber Eau de Parfum

Photo courtesy of Nemat International

We’re with Kristen Bell on this one – Nemat’s Amber Fragrance is simply perfection. Bell has been showing love for Nemat’s Amber oil since the 2016 Emmy’s when her go-to fragrance was complimented on the red carpet. Naturally, Nemat’s most popular fragrance was primed for an upgrade, and this special Eau de Parfum is nothing short of amazing.

The fragrance profile can be described as equal parts woodsy and musk, and the result is super soft (never overpowering) and so feminine. Perfect for gifting, the 50ml bottle comes in its own unique gift box, which unlike most perfume boxes, this one is eco-friendly and they recommend you can reuse it as fragrance diffuser. Simply spritz the fragrance onto the cushion inside the box, and let the aroma diffuse through the thin wood box.

For holiday gifts, you can’t go wrong with fragrance, and this beautiful (and natural) fragrance works well on just about everyone, and is a beautiful gift for any luck lady on your list.

 

 

12 Days of Holiday Favorites | Tweezerman Rose Gold Collection

We’re back for day four of our holiday favorites! The holidays are officially in full swing, and now that Black Friday and Cyber Monday have come and gone, we wanted to share some of our holiday faves! Whether you are planning those promotions for your store or spa, or shopping for the perfect gift for someone on your list, please join us for 12 days of Holiday Favorites and get gifting!

Day 4: Tweezerman’s Rose Gold Collection

Tweezerman Rose Gold

So, I have to admit that I’m crazy about anything rose gold. It started with a necklace, and then went on to my phone and tech choices, which is why I was so excited when Tweezerman started producing their classic beauty tools in my favorite finish.

What’s to love about rose gold? This finish is equal parts modern and romantic, which makes it endlessly chic and it looks good on all skin tones. Why do you need this in a beauty tool? Because it’s fun, and it makes your beauty routine feel that much more glamorous.  So, now you can get the brows of your dreams and feel chic while doing it.

Tweezerman makes several of their award-winning tools in rose gold, and these guys are perfectly gift-able for any beauty maven (or rose gold obsessed) person on your shopping list? The Mini Slant Tweezer set pictured above includes the Mini Slant Tweezer (the purse-friendly version of the iconic, best-selling Slant Tweezer) and a matching 10x magnifying mirror, both finished in stylish rose gold. For a complete set, you can also get the classic Slant Tweezer in its full size and the award-winning Classic Curler – both are available in the rose gold finish.

 

12 Days of Holiday Favorites | Readers from ICU Eyewear

The holidays are officially in full swing, and now that Black Friday and Cyber Monday have come and gone, we wanted to share some of our holiday faves! Whether you are planning those promotions for your store or spa, or shopping for the perfect gift for someone on your list, please join us for 12 days of Holiday Favorites and get gifting!

Day 3: Reading Glasses from ICU Eyewear

ICU Eyewear

Image courtesy of ICU Eyewear

A few years back, I gifted my mom two pairs of ICU Reading Glasses, and she hasn’t stopped talking about them since. With such a wide array of colorful, funky, and trendy frame styles, there is no shortage of options for anyone who wears (or needs to start wearing) reading glasses. Here are a few of our favorite frames, ranging from festive to funky, everything in between. Each style also comes with its own matching case to keep glasses protected, making each pair a more personalized gift.

ICU Readers come in a variety of strengths from +1.00 to +3.00, so you’ll need to do a bit of research to find the right strength. ICU makes it super-easy with this handy chart on their website, so you can get creative when it comes to finding out what strength to buy. Or, if they’re anything like my folks, you can simply find out by what they are wearing in their current (and less fashionable) reading glasses. You can find ICU Eyewear at your local Whole Foods Market.

 

12 Days of Christmas Favorites | MyChelle LipHints™

The holidays are officially in full swing, and now that Black Friday and Cyber Monday have come and gone, we wanted to share some of our holiday faves! Whether you are planning those promotions for your store or spa, or shopping for the perfect gift for someone on your list, please join us for 12 days of Holiday Favorites and get gifting!

Day 2: MyChelle Dermaceuticals LipHints™

Mychelle Lip Tints

photos courtesy of MyChelle

I can’t say enough how excited we are about MyChelle’s LipHints™. First, these super conditioning lip balms are multi-taskers, providing moisturizing, nourishing and soothing properties. An added bonus? These beauties also serve as a primer for your lips.  Like all MyChelle products, LipHints™ are all natural, and do not contain any synthetic waxes, artificial colors, or petroleum. The result? A purely plant-based, eco-friendly lip balm with just a hint of color.

LipHints™  come in four versatile shades which offer a delightful, sheer tint, so they look great on virtually everyone.
Colors include Berry (a fresh rosy glow), Plum (a lush but still sheer burgundy), Nude (a warm caramel shade) and Sheer (translucent, which is perfect as a primer).

Individually, LipHints™ make great stocking stuffers and friend gifts, and can also be given as a set for a more complete gift that any lucky lady is sure to love.

12 Days of Holiday Favorites: Jack Black Gift Sets

The holidays are officially in full swing, and now that Black Friday and Cyber Monday have come and gone, we wanted to share some of our holiday faves! Whether you are planning those promotions for your store or spa, or shopping for the perfect gift for someone on your list, please join us for 12 days of Holiday Favorites and get gifting!

Day 1: Jack Black Grooming Products Gift Sets

We get it…guys are hard to shop for sometimes. That’s why Jack Black’s Gift Sets are so ingenious. These ready-to-go packaged sets make it so easy to gift a little grooming for your favorite guy. Check out the full list below.

Jack Black Triple Play Gift SetTriple Play Gift Set: Done and done! This set features a trio of Jack Black favorites: Daily Facial Cleanser, Double Duty Moisturizer, and Turbo Wash.

Comfort & Joy Gift Set: This brand new set has everything he needs to protect dry, chapped, skin from the elements. Featuring the ultra-moisturizing Hand Healer cream and The Stick soothing lip balm, this gift has got him covered until spring thaw.

Turbo Body Bar Soap On a Rope: It’s hard not to love an old-fashioned soap on a rope! This exfoliating bar has a fresh clean scent, and comes in festive holiday packaging that makes it the ideal stocking stuffer.

The Balm Squad Gift Set: Okay, so Jack Black’s Lip Balms are literally “the bomb”. These super enriched balms offer broad spectrum SPF 20 protection to soothe and relieve dry, chapped lips. This super gift set contains 4 flavors: Natural Mint & Shea Butter, Shea Butter & Vitamin E, Vanilla & Mint, and Mango & Mandarin. Bonus: this stocking stuffer is so giving you may even be able to keep one for yourself (shh…we won’t tell!)

Signature Scent Collection:  For the cologne connosseur! of Jack Black’s Signature fragrances, which includes: Black Mark (notes of Kashmir Saffron, Coriander, Black Pepper, Red Cedarwood and Leather), Silver Mark (notes of Geranium, Pimento, Ceylon Cardamom, Wild Cypress, Cedarwood, and Amber), JB (Tangerine, Peppermint, Papyrus, Black Amber, and Blonde Woods), Blue Mark (Watermint, Cilantro, Bergamot, Juniper, Ginger, Patchouli and Driftwood). 

The Grand Tour Gift Set: Up your gift game with this ultimate collection of Jack Black must-haves, including: Pit Boss Antiperspirant & Deodorant, Double-Duty Face Moisturizer, Beard Lube, Pure Clean Daily Facial Cleanser and Turbo Wash, presented in a handsome waxed-canvas travel bag.

Grab & Go Travel Set: For the travelin’ man! TSA-approved sizes in all his faves: Clean Break Oil-Free Moisturizer, Pit Boss Antiperspirant & Deodorant, Beard Lube, All Over Wash, in a waxed canvas travel bag.

Beard Grooming Kit:  For the bearded guy in your life, this essential kit contains Beard Wash, Beard Lube, Beard Oil, and Handcrafted Beard Comb.

Gym Bag Deluxe Set: This full-service set has everything he needs before and after his workout. Contains Dry Down Friction-Free Powder, Dragon Ice Pain Relieving Cream, Pit Boss, Hand Healer, Turbo Wash, All-Over Wipes.

 

Product Spotlight: Reishi Mushroom

Whole Foods Market has recently announced their list of Food Trends for 2018, and we weren’t surprised to find Mushroom listed as a key ingredient, featuring Alaffia’s Coconut Reishi line. Check out this video from Fortune, and read more below to learn about how mushrooms can positively impact your beauty regimen.

Sure, we all know that mushrooms are both delicious and nutritious, but what you may not know is that this key ingredient is not just good for your dinner – it’s also a formidable agreement in skincare and beauty, as evidenced in one of Alaffia’s newest and most exciting range of products.  The Coconut Reishi line combines natural staples like coconut oil and shea butter with the super-effective and nourishing Reishi Mushroom, for a full range of effective and all-natural products with solutions for face, body, and hair care.

Here’s the scoop on all things ‘shroom in beauty and skincare!

Known to enhance agility, suppleness, and strength, Reishi Mushroom is an herb that contributes to health, vitality, and nourishment. The list of beauty benefits is quite impressive!

  • Anti-Aging: Proteins and acids contained in Reishi are anti-inflammatory, promoting circulation and a stronger immune system, which reduces inflammation and increases elasticity. That’s right, Reishi mushroom can combat those fine lines and wrinkles to prevent premature aging!
  • Nourishes Problem Skin: Anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties nourish and heal skin conditions like burns, sunburns, wounds, rashes, and insect bites. This makes Reishi an effective ingredient for treating conditions like dry skin, eczema, and acne. (If you’re concerned, make sure to talk to your dermatologist before starting any new skincare routine.)
  • Improves Overall Skin Tone: Since Reishi encourages circulation and bloodflow, you can expect to see positive changes to your skin tone, making your complexion more supple and luminous, for a healthy, rosy glow.
  • Promotes Hair Growth & Combats Hair Loss: Reishi is loaded with anti-oxidants that fight hair loss and balding, stimulate the hair follicles and strengthen the hair shaft, contributing to overall hair growth and added health of the hair from root to tip.
  • Retains Hair Color: Stop grays in their tracks – this powerful herb works with your circulatory system to retain the vitality of your hair, retaining its natural hue, and fighting against premature graying.

Coconut Reishi Facial Care

Coconut Reishi Purifying Facial Cleanser
Gently cleanses all skin types to remove impurities without stripping essential moisture.

Coconut Reishi Rose Toning Mist
Refreshing facial tonic balances, restores, and protects skin with coconut, reishi, and rose hydrosol.

Coconut Reishi Nourishing Day Cream
Soothing, anti-oxidant rich, everyday face cream with coconut, kola, kpagnan, turmeric, reishi and shea.

Coconut Reishi Hydrating Night Cream
Ultra-moisturizing night cream supports skin’s natural rejuvenation with coconut, reishi, myrrh, shea, and kpagnan.

Coconut Reishi Argan Baobab Face Serum
Restorative facial serum fights fine lines and promotes cellular rejuvenation with baobab, argan oil, and reishi.

Coconut Reishi Hair Care

Coconut Reishi Shampoo
Gently cleanses, fortifies, and strengthens hair with coconut, reishi, shea, and henna.

Coconut Reishi Conditioner
Moisturizing conditioner restores and defends from the elements, without weighting hair down.

Coconut Reishi Cleansing Conditioner
This multi-tasking miracle combines the benefits of shampoo to cleanse, condition, and hydrate in one easy step.

Coconut Reishi Body Care

Coconut Reishi Chai Shower Gel
Refreshing and cleansing shower gel invigorates and soothes senses with an all-natural fragrance.

Coconut Reishi Shower Butter
Rich, moisturizing shower butter cleanses and leaves skin silky smooth.

Coconut Reishi Hand & Body Lotion
Nourishing all-over lotion soothes skin and protects from the elea. Also available in soothing Vanilla fragrance.

Coconut Reishi All-Over Balm
Multi-tasking balm treats lips, elbows, hair, cuticles, knees, heels, and beards. In Coconut & Lavender fragrances.

Coconut Reishi Activated Deodorants
The best of the best in natural deodorants with odor neutralizing charcoal, keeps you fresh without drying out delicate skin. Available in Coconut, Lavender, Bergamot, and Vetiver fragrances.

Read more about Alaffia’s Coconut Reishi Night Cream in this feature from Essence!

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Alaffia Coconut Reishi Info

Images courtesy of Alaffia

 

 

 

 

 

NEW | Now Representing Sphynx

Findings is thrilled to be representing Sphynx, the 3-in-1 portable razor!

If you’re anything like me, you are one busy human – whether you’re juggling a busy career, family obligations, or all of life’s in-between moments – you’re bound to miss a spot here and there. For us movers and shakers, there are innovative products like Sphynx!

This life-changing product offers a simple, and portable design for your on-the-go shaving needs – so you’ll never have to miss a spot again! Each portable razor comes equipped with a replaceable blade, a spray nozzle, and mini, moisturizing soap bar. The discreet design slips conveniently into your handbag, glovebox, or luggage, so you can finish the job when you’re on the go.

If that kind of product innovation isn’t enough, the package design and marketing for this product is so lively and colorful, making it an exciting edition to your spa or apothecary. What are you waiting for? Get Sphynx today! Check out their impressive list of awards and press listings, and read more about Sphynx on our website, or visit their direct site for more details.

  • Sphyx recently won the award for the 2017 Most Innovative Beauty Product of the Year in North America at the Cosmoprof Beauty Show.
  • Buzzfeed – 2017 Top Holiday Gifts
  • Forbes – Ten Most Innovative Beauty Products
  • Business Insider – This 3-in-1 Razor Just Solved All of Your Shaving Problems
  • Martha Stewart – 7 New Revolutionary Beauty Products