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Chances are by now you’ve seen and heard a fair amount about facial rollers. There are many big claims about facial rollers.

Here we will talk about what’s actually true, and what’s a myth about facial rollers:

Facial massage can improve your mood: True. It may seem weird, but facial massage reduces anxiety for some.

Using a roller can slim the face: False. The only way to truly slim down or lose weight from any part of your body, the face included, is through nutrition and exercise. However, the de-puffing potential of the facial roller may make your face look slimmer temporarily.

Using a roller can contour the face: True. The roller can be used to drain fluid from the face, which can help to contour your face temporarily. The best way to use the tool for draining and contouring is to roll up at an angle and then push the roller downward by the ear. The process helps direct excess fluid to the lymph nodes.

Toxins can be flushed from the body by using a roller: True. Any activity that stimulates lymphatic drainage, including massage or facial rolling, can be detoxifying for the body.

You’ll find face rollers made from a variety of materials such as:

  • rose quartz
  • jade
  • amethyst
  • obsidian
  • metal

Jade and metal are naturally cold materials and will not need to be stored in the refrigerator to give a cooling sensation to the skin.

Rose quartz can hold its temperature (hot or cold) for a long period of time. So if you want a colder roll and are planning to use it for more than a minute or two, quartz that’s been cooled in the fridge is your best option. (See the All About Me Rose Quartz Face Roller)

Jade is a softer stone than rose quartz, so a quartz roller may last longer and not break as easily if dropped.

However, jade may not be as smooth as some of the other stones, but this added friction may be especially helpful for contouring.

Traditionally, amethyst is said to help purify the skin, and it may help to treat acne. However, research is needed to support this claim.

2020 Holiday Gifting Ideas (Vol. 1)

As the holidays draw near it is time to start thinking about gifts (believe it or not!). For the skincare junky we have the cutest idea! Cosmetic and skincare mini fridges! Even if someone’s skincare regimen consists of the same few products every morning and night, keeping them all inside a chilled mini fridge could be just what is needed to amp up a routine.

Unless you’re an avid reader of beauty blogs, the idea of buying a mini-fridge devoted exclusively to storing skincare probably sounds a little outlandish but the trend has actually been sweeping the wellness scene for quite some time.

Here are some of our favorites (that are likely to become your favorites as well):

Frigidaire Portable Retro 6-can Mini Fridge ($36.30) – What’s not to love about this adorable little fridge? The Frigidaire 6-Can Mini Fridge looks like it was plucked straight from the set of Grease in the best possible way, and it’s compact enough to fit anywhere from your bedroom floor to a corner on your desk.

Smoko Pearl Boba Tea Mini Fridge ($109) – Is this not the cutest mini fridge you’ve ever seen? The ten-liter beauty fridge from Smoko is the perfect place to store your beauty products (or even an extra cup of boba). It features two removable shelves and inner door storage, but the fridge’s pièce de résistance is clearly its boba-inspired design, which comes complete with a little pink straw poking out on top. 

Uber Appliance 4L Mini Beauty Refrigerator ($70) – If you’re only looking to store a few staple products inside your skincare fridge, the four-liter personal refrigerator from Uber Appliance is the one for you. Available in silver or white and equipped with one shelf, the fridge can be switched from cooling to warming and holds up to four 500 milliliter bottles. 

Koolatron .22 cu ft Mirrored LED Minifridge ($89.99) – The Koolatron Mirrored LED Cooler/Fridge is a seamless blend of aesthetics and function. Crafted in high gloss finish, it features dimmable LED lighting to illuminate the luxurious tempered mirrored door, controlled using the front touch button. One fridge, endless possibilities.

Finishing Touch Flawless Makeup Fridge ($59.99) – Keep all your organic products cool and maintain their shelf life and consistency with this adorable mini fridge. This mini fridge looks gorgeous on your countertop and is perfect for your makeup and cosmetics, skin care, medicine and more! The compact mini design features 2 shelves, a door basket and includes customizable stickers.

It’s up to you to decide whether a skincare fridge would make the season holly, jolly and bright! For some, the cooling effect of refrigerated products is reason enough to devote an entire mini-fridge to their eye creams and sheet masks. For others, it’s all about setting the stage for the most #shelfie possible! Have fun deciding!

11/10/2020

THE 2020 VOTE

2020 has been a tumultuous year to say the least. We were introduced to the coronavirus. We saw national protests in almost every state – people stood up to say enough already, this is not what our country is supposed to be about. We are currently seeing the next wave of the virus spreading through not only our country but the world as a whole. And many people have lost their jobs, their homes and their ability to care for themselves and their family.

Now more than ever it is important that you exercise your right to vote. Your voice can be heard if you add it to the voices of others that are voting in record numbers this year.

With only days before election day make a plan on how you are going to vote. In most states it is too late to mail in your ballot. If you have one drop it off at a drop box or at the county office that accepts ballots. For information on where your polling place is located visit www.vote.org. You can also search for early voting information in your state, drop box locations and obtain your ballot information at the same website. Again, go to https://www.vote.org/.  

You have the right to vote. If anyone tries to stop you, call the Election Protection Hotline at 1-866-687-8683