Electric Ink…Keeping Skin Art At It’s Most Vibrant

I’ve actually seen a lot more tattoo goos lately – in store and advertised on-line.  And by “goos” I lovingly mean ointments, creams, lotions and potions to keep one’s skin art looking it’s best.  A decade ago you’d need to take a trip to the shop to get something of the ilk, while everyone else looked at your cross-eyed. 

Not anymore!  CVS has one such tattoo protectant gracing the shelves (the one I  noted being SkinFix Tattoo Balm.) While the formula isn’t necessarily novel, I love that a mass market retailer actually jumped on the tattoo bandwagon – talk about making the stuff more accessible! 

Electric Ink is a new name to me, but I saw these new goodies by way of BritishBeautyBlogger this morning (April 10) and thought they were worth sharing.  

Again, the formulas aren’t necessarily mind-bending as far as ingredients or what they can actually do – most of it is about hydration and keeping the skin looking it’s best (which makes for a healthier, glossy tattoo!) That said, I like that the ingredients are nourishing, and even take inflammation into account (which, yes, can last for a time after the initial inking.)

It’s pretty awesome that companies are embracing the idea that those with art often DO care about keeping things bright and beautiful as long as possible (why wouldn’t we?!)  I think we’ve all seen those well-weathered, and sun-beaten ones, which the wearing is more than entitled to…but many of us hope to have ones that “age” a little more gracefully.

Well, companies and retailers are making it a lot easier for your to protect your investments so there’s no reason (or excuse) for you to end up looking too much like a pirate. Unless, of course, that’s your thing…then, more power to you and your mysteriously faded artwork!

 

Commit Your Mind

Until a person invests themselves fully – with a commitment not only in heart and spirit, but also in the mind – his goal will remain just beyond reach. If the mindset isn’t on board, it will be a long, and generally endless road. One cannot expect change when the mind is in opposition.

Along those lines, understand that no one ELSE is going to change unless they want it for themselves.  

That’s the secret.  That‘s the magic. When the mind believes and is committed, the change will occur. . .but never before that. The Universe knows when you are half-assing your beliefs and / or effort. 

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The great news?  If you DO want it…whatever it is…you can have it.  You can create and choose how your story will end. 

DAFNI Hair Straightening Hairbrush

The concept here sounds wonderful for those ladies who are a slave to high-heat tools on a far-too-frequent basis (and, based on its 53 million look-ups, it’s clearly in demand!)

The reviews – 30 in total, for a five-star rating  on Dermstore – certainly seem to back it up.  I can’t say the images are 100% persuasive, however, as the example hair photos don’t exactly appear smooth and silky.  That said, depending on how defiant these models’ hair truly is, and taking into account the photographers haven’t polished the style (no faking = a good thing!)…these might well be outstanding, REAL results.

The idea here is that a woman can brush her long locks and end up with silky, frizz-free, and straightened hair…no clamping, and no awkward straightening iron grabbing.  The ceramic DAFNI purportedly protects the hair from damage, though beyond that it heats to an “optimal 185°C/365°F,” I’m not totally clear on how it does so.

AT $300, this isn’t a minor purchase, but if you do struggle to straightening things out, it may be a worthwhile investment.  Here’s a quickie video – she seems pretty pleased!