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foreo issa hybrid
in beauty, product review

Is this Electric Toothbrush Worth its $200 Price Tag?

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Here’s an adult decision you may or may not have come across already: it’s time to upgrade your toothbrush. Fortunately, Foreo has your back. The futuristic looking Foreo Issa Hybrid silicone brush adds a, ahem, sexy touch to your vanity, sure. But rest assured, its $199 luxe price tag justifies more than just its pretty face. Take its bacteria-preventing silicone suit (the company says it has 10,000x less bacteria than regular brushes). Or that one full charge lasts six months. Or that you won’t even have to change the head until a year goes by. And, most impressively, its Sonic Pulse Technology that goes hard on plaque, but easy on gums. We tried it and this is what we thought:
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What it is: An electric toothbrush made with a mix of bacteria-resisting, nonporous silicone bristles and and inner PBT polymer bristle for a thorough cleaning that’s easy on gums.

What it does: Cleans teeth for a timed two minutes at varying strengths (there are eight settings you can choose from).

What we liked: From our experience with Foreo’s products, it follows suit with its easy-to-use design. The soft skin of the toothbrush and ergonomic handle makes it super comfortable to hold, and the hybrid of silicone and PBT polymer bristles makes sure you get a deeper cleaning while still going gentle on gums. It feels soft but not so soft that it feels ineffective. Every 30 seconds, the brush pauses to you know to change quandrants for a total of two minutes. We love that it does all the thinking for you (especially before bed) so you’re ensured a thorough cleaning every time. Our teeth feel clean without any residue and, dare we say, even a little brighter.

What we didn’t like: That we don’t have more than one – the colors are so pretty! (It comes in mint green, cool black, cobalt blue, and lavender). The price tag is still admittedly an investment, but that said, you’ll get what you pay for.

Price: $199.99

Availability: foreo.com/issa

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Ingredient Spotlight: Turmeric

There are SO many reasons we’re obsessed with turmeric! It’s a powerful spice that has been used in many Chinese and Ayurvedic recipes for its beautifying and healing properties.
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Turmeric is an antiaging and antibacterial powerhouse. Mostly due to its curcumin, which gives it its distinct yellow color, it helps combat some of our biggest skincare woes: acne, aging, and dullness. Make your own DIY scrub and mask using it, and you’re well on your way to brighter, more supple skin. Here are some of our favorite ways to use it:

  • A honey, coconut oil mask
  • In a face mask
  • In a lip scrub
  • In our skincare obsession: Neal’s Yard Wild Rose Elixir
  • How do you like to use turmeric? Leave a comment and maybe we’ll use your tip in our next video!

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    in beauty

    It’s Here! The Rose Gold Eyeshadow Palette Launches TODAY!

    Hello my loves!! The wait is FINALLY over! The Rose Gold eyeshadow palette will finally be going on sale at shophudabeauty.com TODAY!

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    So excited for you all to try it, and I hope you love it as much as I do! Make sure you stay posted on the site for when the palette drops! Xx

    UPDATE:

    Guys, we are working tirelessly to get the site up and running after it crashed! The site simply couldn’t stay up with the volume of visitors. I’m SO grateful for you all and love you so much, so please bare with us. I want to make sure you all have a fair chance at purchasing the palette so just a little more patience, we’re working on the site going again as soon as possible!! LOVE YOU ALL!

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    This Twist Up Charcoal Cleanser is Everything

    We admit it, we were a little confused at what the Tarte Frxxxtion Stick was exactly upon first sight. With its gold cap and accents, it looked too pretty to just be a cleanser. Plus, with a similar packaging as Tarte’s Lip & Cheek Tints, we thought it could be makeup. That is, until you twist the cap open to find a black solid.

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    It’s described as an “exfoliating gel” — all of which you’ll mostly understand when you use it for the first time. Good luck going back after you do.

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    What it is: An exfoliating sea algae and charcoal cleanser in the form of a solid stick that is activated to a gel when applied to wet skin.

    What it does: Uses charcoal powder and microexfoliants for a light scrub and cleanser that helps draw out impurities in the skin. To use, wet face, then rub on face directly until evenly applied. Use fingertips to massage on face then rinse off.

    What we liked: It was easy to apply, and even though it melts to a gel upon use, there’s fairly no mess. The microexfoliants scrub without being harsh and the charcoal helps to absorb oils and other impurities (charcoal is known to absorb about 200 times its weight in impurities). The cleanser has no strong discernable scent and also doubles as a mask if you leave it for a couple minutes. The result is a shine-free, dirt-free finish. The cleanser is also compact and solid which makes it good for travel and those on the go. Plus it looks pretty on our bathroom counter.

    What we didn’t like: The balm can’t get into the inner corners or around the nostrils upon contact but you can also use your fingers to wipe around those areas. And although it’s gentle enough to use everyday, we don’t recommend using any granule product more than 2-3 times a week!

    Who it’s best for: Good for all skin types, and people who usually carry around their life in their bag (we see you, Jetsetters).

    Price: $22

    Availability: tartecosmetics.com

    Fun fact: Tarte is launching in the Middle East on October 27th! Get excited 🙂

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    in Makeup, Tutorial

    How to Get Metallic Lips with the Rose Gold Eyeshadow Palette!

    Have you heard?! The Rose Gold Eyeshadow Palette is officially launching TOMORROW (September 28th) on shophudabeauty.com! Aaaahhhh! I’m so excited for you to try it!!!! The colors are so incredibly pigmented, and you can even use it on your lips to get the hottest finish like these metallic lips! I used our textured pigments from the palette in Fling and 24K to get this look — what do you think?!

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    Products used:
    Farsali Rose Gold Elixir
    Huda Beauty Lip Contour in Famous
    Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in Deep Burgundy
    Huda Beauty eyeshadows in Fling and 24K

    in Insta Glossary

    Beauty Glossary: Stipple

    Stipple /stip·pel/
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    To apply foundation using a dotting motion which helps you get a more airbrushed, diffused finish. A stippling brush usually has a dense base and feathery, lighter tips that can be used to dip into your foundation then lightly dot on face in quick motions. Afterwards, light circular motions are used to diffuse foundation out. This helps give adequate coverage with the least amount of makeup.

    Known side effects: Wanting to be referred to as a makeup “artiste.”

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    in beauty, huda beauty, Hudabeauty

    My Sister Mona Does My Makeup!

    Hey My Lovesss!!! My baby sister Mona has been BEGGING me to do my makeup, so I finally gave in. Besides almost glueing my eyelashes together, I think she did a pretty good job :). What did you think of her makeup skills? Leave me a comment and let me know, and also if you’d like to see us do more family videos!! Xx

    Be sure to follow Mona on Snapchat & Instagram!: @monakattan

    in In the Press

    Thank You for the HB Love!!

    Thank you Jenna Amatulli of Huffington Post and HollywoodLife.com for the coverage on the Liquid Matte and eyelashes recently! I left the links below if you want to check it out :). And I LOVED seeing the swatches of the Liquid Matte in Spice Girl on the Popsugar’s snap recently! You ladies looked GORGEOUS!!

    Huffington Post: These are the 6 New Matte Lipsticks You Need For Fall

    HollywoodLife.com: Gigi Hadid Rocks Short Hair on Moschino Runway: Love or Loathe It?

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    in DIY - NATURAL, Tutorial

    8 Kitchen Products That Make You Gorgeous!

    Hey my loves! You may already know how obsessed I am with beauty DIYs, so I thought I’d round up some of my favorite (and inexpensive!) beauty remedies that is as close as your kitchen cabinet. Some of these things work even better than the most expensive products, so I picked out some of my trusted ingredients, like coconut oil, apple cider vinegar, aspirin, and potatoes to do a video on how you can use each of these to be even more gorgeous. I really hope you guys enjoy watching this video and please leave me comments on any beauty DIYs that you guys LOVE! Maybe I can do another video and include some :). Thank you so much for watching! Xx

    RECAP:

    ASPIRIN
    – Smash an aspirin (preferably one with vitamin C…if not, just add a little lemon juice). Add to a glass with a little water and dab on any acne spots. It has salicylic acid that helps dry out acne.

    COCONUT OIL
    – Take a tablespoon of coconut oil, warm until it’s liquifies and coat hair overnight. Wash out in the morning to add hydration to hair.

    LEMON
    – Slice a lemon in half, top with brown sugar and use to exfoliate dark areas like your elbow and knees. Helps to exfoliate naturally. You can use on your face to minimize pores.

    GARLIC
    – An amazing anti-fungal for nails! Also keeps it clear, white, and beautiful. It also helps to strengthen nail. Just slice half a clove of garlic and place in a bottle of clear nail polish. Apply to nails often to help strengthen them.

    POTATOES
    – Slice in half and rub where you need to lighten, like underarms, knees, elbows, and even under eyes (you can slice thinner slices for the eyes).

    APPLE CIDER VINEGAR
    – I put a couple drops in a bottle of water and rinse after shampoo and conditioner for INSANE shine. Also amazing to get rid of any lingering residue from products. The only thing is if you had your hair recently coloured, keep in mind it can lighten in. For skin, it’s amazing at managing the pH levels of skin. Combine equal parts water and ACV, and dip in a cotton pad to rub on skin.

    HONEY
    – A super humectant! Whenever my lips are feeling chapped or red, I apply a little honey to soothe and calm my skin.

    TURMERIC
    – A great anti-inflammatory for skin! A great facial mask I like to use is combine coconut oil, honey, and pinch of turmeric until pastey and apply on skin. Leave it on for a few minutes, and rinse off with warm water.

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