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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Get the Perfect Glow: Tanning Tips

Summer is officially peeking at us from around the corner but there are many people out there who would rather maintain a summer glow year-round. And it’s possible. Indoor tanning and self-tanning lotions are the keys to staying bronze in the dead of winter, and, during the heat of summer.

It doesn’t matter if you are tanning in January or tanning in July, there are important things to remember to achieve the best tan possible.

Use an exfoliating cleanser like Neocutis NeoCleanse before indoor, outdoor or self-tanning. This will remove dead skin, dirt and residue allowing your new bronzy pigment to stand out.

Timing is everything:
If you are planning to tan outside on a nice sunny summer day, remember the sun’s rays are the strongest between the hours of 11am and 3pm. If you have fair skin, the risk of burning is much higher so you may want to wait to lay poolside until after 3pm. And never, ever forget to put on your sunscreen no matter what the time of day.

The aftermath:
After tanning either indoor or outdoor, it is important to shower. But don’t use soap! Rinse yourself off with water and avoid using wash cloths or loofahs. Don’t shower immediately after tanning. It is best to wait a few hours. You should also be sure to apply moisturizer before tanning and after showering. The moisturizer will help to lock in the color.

If you foresee using a self-tanning spray or lotion remember not to put too much on. With advances in technology, most brands have found ways to eliminate streaks and clumps but there is still room for error. Be cautious of the amount you put on your skin so that you can maintain a more natural look.

Practice makes perfect:
Also on the topic of self-tanners, be sure to test the lotion on a small part of your body before you apply the rest. Take a small amount and choose an area of the body that won’t be seen by the rest of the world and apply the self-tanner to your skin. This should help you figure out the perfect amount needed to create a natural look, plus you can practice the circular motion you will be using to apply the self-tanner.

Indoor Tanning:
Select a tanning lotion that is best for you and be sure to apply it before hitting the tanning bed. These lotions will help to protect your skin from the UV Rays omitted in the tanning bed plus they will help to enhance your golden color. And you’re in luck because is offing a 30 pack of indoor tanning lotions for just $19.99! They smell awesome too.

Reading is fundamental:
Be sure to read the directions on any self-tanner. From beginners to pro, each brand may be different resulting in a different application process. Also be sure to listen to directions the associate at your local tanning salon gives you. You wouldn’t want to leave oompa loompa orange!

If you decide to use a self-tanning lotion apply right before bed this will help the tan set in faster and easier! 
But wear PJs you don’t mind getting excess product on.

Happy tanning! 

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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Customers say, "Hempz is the best!"

We can tell you that Hempz Lotion contains pure organic hemp seed oil with nutrients and vitamins to protect the skin. Or we can tell you that Hemp Seeds are rich in Vitamins E, C, B1, B2, B3 and B6, plus they contain about 25% protein, 30% carbohydrates, 15% nutrients, 15% key minerals and 15% fiber. Or we can even tell you that Hempz Lotion helps improve the overall health and condition of skin.  But we won’t bore you with all of the scientific stuff. Instead let’s cut to the chase. Hempz lotion is amazing!

Here's what Big Daddy Beauty customers are saying about Hempz: 

Best Lotion....... This lotion not only smells great but it also helps the driest of skin. Love it!!" – Nicole

“Best moisturizing lotion out there!. My nails, cuticles and elbows have been so dry this year. I have tried just about everything and was thrilled to finally find Hempz. I am a loyal user now as it absorbs and moisturizes extremely well and lasts. I love to apply it multiple times a day and my skin feels great and is no longer dry! None is wasted either as it doesn't stick to the inside of the container. Love this stuff!” – Anonymous

“The best lotion I have ever used. I would recommend this lotion to everyone. It works amazing and men and women both love the smell.” – Anonymous

“I like lotion that goes on without a greasy feel and will stay on my skin more than ½ hour.  When I put on the Hempz, my skin feels smooth all day. I’m not a person who likes super strong smelling products so the original is just right.” – Sue

Hemp has been used for thousands of years to make a variety of items such as paper, rope, medicines and ships’ sails, as well as many other applications like textiles, food, clothing and biodiesel fuel. But the Hempz brand has found use for hemp in a more beautiful way – for your skin.
Check out Big Daddy Beauty’s selection of Hempz Lotion

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Monday, May 14, 2012

How to Combat Hair Loss Easily

Did you know that more than half of all men and 3 in 10 women will experience some sort of hair loss throughout life? Hair loss causes include genetics, stress, medications, hormones and iron or other vitamin deficiencies, and while we understand that hair loss can lead to stress or a lack of confidence, we’re here to tell you that it really is OK.

Hair loss or hair thinning is perfectly normal and there are some amazing products on the market that work towards giving you a natural look with the illusion of a full head of hair, so you don’t have to
worry about your appearance. Forget comb overs, hair transplants, wigs or special shampoos. Try something safe, affordable and extremely easy to use instead: hair fibers.

Hair fibers are natural Keratin (a special protein in hair) hairs that bind to your existing follicles in order to make your hair look fuller and thicker. Products like XFusion can immediately transform your hair in a swift process.

While hair transplants can cost thousands of dollars, the products sold at Big Daddy Beauty will cost you about $50 or less. Many shampoos can be unreliable and deceiving hair styles will only work for so long. Embrace the head of hair you have and create a natural look with XFusion. All you have to do is choose the color fibers that are closest to your hair color; apply by shaking the XFusion hair fibers bottle over the thinning areas and go! The best thing about XFusion is that it is so simple to use. The fibers cling to your existing hair follicles and stay in place until your hair is washed and it looks completely natural.

XFusion not only created fiber but also shampoo and conditioner containing keratin that helps to increase the benefit of hair fibers as well as helps to restore the thickness of existing hair. Big Daddy Beauty also provides XFusion FIberhold Spray that strengthens the bond between XFusion hair fibers and thinning hair by intensifying the magnetic attraction and assuring the hair fibers stay in place under all conditions. 
XFusion hair fibers are a trusted product used by both men and women with thinning hair. Visit to view the entire Xfusion line. 

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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Proper Sanitation in a Salon

When you go to a salon and see a jar of blue liquid and your stylist submerses his or her hair tools in it, don’t be alarmed; it’s for your safety and the safety of your hair. That blue liquid is called barbicide and it is created to kill germs, fungus and bacteria from combs, razors, scissors and other hair tools.
Did you know, however, that the use of this liquid is required by state law? That’s right. The government wants all salons to promote a safe and clean environment so there are a few rules that come along with the business of cosmetology.
In fact, inspectors do routine checks at barber shops and salons to make sure the barbicide colors and levels are up to state standards.
These sanitary jars are usually made from sturdy glass and stainless steel and some even have a rubber ring at the bottom added for stability. The blue disinfectant inside the jars is made to be effective against staph, herpes, influenza (including H1N1), salmonella, HIV-1, Hepatitis B (HBV) & C (HBC), MRSA, VRE and more. You can imagine just how powerful this substance is.
Your salon pros, and of course BigDaddyBeauty, want you safe and healthy! So the next time you go in for a cut or color, make sure your salon is up to code with state sanitization standards - look for the bottle of blue liquid.
To see more barbicide products visit BigDaddyBeauty’s website. Or, to find out your state’s rules on sanitation in a salon, click here for a list of contact info to your state’s board of cosmetology.  

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Friday, May 4, 2012

Modern Organic Products - Revive Your Hair Naturally

Just as you feed your body, you can also feed your hair - with the use of organic products.  Your hair will obtain much-needed nutrients because of the special, natural ingredients put into organic products, and we’re suggesting the use of MOP (Modern Organic Products).

So why MOP? These products are designed to provide modern and simple natural solutions for cleansing, treatment and finishing of all hair types. Further, MOP promotes good health and well-being, all while creating a safer environment by eliminating harsh chemicals commonly used in hair products.
MOP offers shampoos, conditioners, hair treatments and styling products with incredible natural ingredients including, but certainly not limited to: 
Apple Cider Vinegar
Organic Banana Juice
Orange Peel

Just in case this list of ingredients didn’t win you over, remember that organic hair products can be super beneficial to your hair and your health, and MOP products aim to give your hair life and vibrancy. The ingredients used in MOP’s shampoos, conditioners and more have been specifically paired together so that every type and texture of hair has the opportunity to be rejuvenated naturally. These products also cleanse your hair without taking out your hair’s natural oils. Plus, MOP does not use animals to test its products! *No animals were harmed during the writing of this blog post*

For dry hair that has been damaged by heat and unhealthy products, this Mixed Greens Organic shampoo by MOP is made just for you.  Mixed Greens shampoo is made with cucumber, artichoke and watercress as well as extracts of certified-organic parsley and alfalfa, tossed with olive oil and apple cider vinegar. Your dry hair will eat it up and become moisturized.

Are your natural curls getting in the way of a straight do? Then try the MOP Straight Cream. This special formula features nourishing conditioning agents to give a lustrous appearance, while using natural waxes combined with silicones to help maintain straight styles. 

MOP Lemongrass Lift:
Give your hair life and lift with this special product by MOP, MOP Lemongrass Lift. This organic hair spray is made with certified-organic extracts of lemongrass, grape seed and ginkgo. Lift away heavy pollutants and condition your hair with a fine mist of certified-organic apple cider vinegar and wheat protein. 

And we should also mention that there is a special line of products by MOP created specifically for color-treated hair. These shampoos and conditioners are gentle but effective and sulfate-free, made with antioxidant protection from Vitamins C, A, and E. While your hair color is most likely treated with certain chemicals, MOP products work with the color to give you a healthy, fresh look and feel.

From course to curly and thin to treated, MOP products are sure to give any hair type a natural boost. Check out MOP’s incredible organic hair products on

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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

China Glaze Magnetix

There’s regular nail polish. There’s crackle nail polish. There’s gel nail polish. But now there’s magnetic nail polish. Yes, you read that correctly – magnetic! China Glaze has created a unique product called Magnetix that allows you to create fun designs on your nails by using a magnet.

Magnitex uses a special magnetic technology in the form of a small U-shaped device that will give you nail designs that are sure to turn heads. Here’s how it works:
  •          Pick your color(s). Choose from 6 different China Glaze Magnetix nail polish colors.
  •          Paint each nail one at a time with the color of your choice. Only one coat is required.
  •          Hold the magnetic device over each nail one at a time, making sure it does not touch the nail. The Magnetix magnet has a finger rest so that it can sit on your finger without touching the nail, but if polish does happen to hit the magnet, wipe it off immediately. Make sure your nails are wet or the design will not take form.
  •          After each nail is painted and a design is applied, top it off with China Glaze Fast Forward Top Coat for maximum wear and shine.

·         Personalize your creations by using multiple colors or by turning the magnet in different directions to come up with new designs.

China Glaze Magnetix is a sassy and innovative way to create unique nail art and here at BigDaddyBeauty, you can try it today for just $4.50! So live long, paint on and may the magnetic force be with you! 

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