Follow Friday + Nicki's Personal Updates: Week of January 25, 2013

Personal/Inspirational, Uncategorized
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It has recently come to my attention that there are an alarming number of women in this country who pride themselves on being “independent.”  According to the dictionary, independent means: 1.  not influenced or controlled by others in matters of opinion,conduct, etc.; thinking or acting for oneself: an independent thinker. 2.  not subject to another’s authority or jurisdiction; autonomous;free: an independent businessman. 3.  not influenced by the thought or action of others: independent research. 4.  not dependent; not depending or contingent upon something else for existence, operation, etc. 5.  not relying on another or others for aid or support. Yet we are living in the most ostracized, lonely time ever as Read more »

Luminara Japonica and Safflower Extract Make Dermatouch Oxygen Night Protector Decent, But Unexciting

Skin Care
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Dermatouch Natural Skin recently come out with it Oxygen Night Protector ($12.99, amazon.com), designed to an eco-friendly alternative to moisturize the skin, encourage natural oil-production, and increase skin firmness. The company prides itself on the use of natural ingredients and other eco-friendly materials, as well as their products’ ability to “penetrate the skin.” Though the Read more »

Should You Scratch that Itch? Maybe Not

Skin Care
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Some of the most thoughtless habits we have can be the most destructive to our skin. Take, for example, scratching. It’s one of those actions you barely consider as you’re doing it. You skin itches; you scratch it. You could do it without even realizing it’s happened. There are numerous reasons for itching, including dermatitis, Read more »