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DFW Beauty Guide: Anti-Inflammatory Foods Can Transform Your Health

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When we look at the diseases that plague our society — arthritis, heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) — we see that long-term lifestyle changes are needed. What might not be as obvious is the common denominator tied to all of them and more: inflammation is at the root of most diseases.

By addressing the inflammation with anti-inflammatory foods, not only can the symptoms of these diseases be alleviated, but we could even see them cured.

Anti-Inflammatory Foods Can Transform Your Health

Inflammation as a bodily function is not necessarily a bad thing. When the body is injured or ill, the lymphatic (immune) system springs into action, bringing the immune system’s army of white blood cells to the area of concern via increased blood flow.

With the increased attention to the area, there might also be swelling, redness, heat, and pain or discomfort. You’ve probably seen this immune response in action, as a cut or scrape becomes hot and puffy around the wound while the extra blood runs. Inflammation, in a healthy body, is the normal and effective response that facilitates healing.

Sadly, we know this isn’t the whole story.

When the immune system overreaches and begins attacking healthy body tissues, we’re met with an autoimmune disorder like leaky gut and inflammation in otherwise healthy areas of the body. This is also the case for arthritis and fibromyalgia symptoms, as well as celiac and irritable bowel disease (IBD). For diseases that aren’t autoimmune, inflammation can still play a part as the body continuously tries to heal the tissues in a given area. Asthma creates inflamed airways; inflammation related to diabetes affects insulin resistance; and so on.

Despite the connection between inflammation and prevalent diseases, as well as the connection between diet and inflammation that we’ll explore, diet isn’t always analyzed in response to inflammation. In a 2014 study on diet and IBD, 33 percent of the patients in the study opted against the proposed anti-inflammatory diet. All of the patients who participated and consumed anti-inflammatory foods found enough relief that they were able to discontinue at least one of their medications. Still, the study notes that physicians typically offer “if it hurts, don’t do it” advice instead of clear dietary guidelines. (1)

Certainly, there is more we can do to promote anti-inflammatory lifestyle changes.

The Anti-Inflammatory Diet

Standard American diets (appropriately called SAD) are never touted as exemplary, but when talking about inflammation, it becomes vitally important to rethink our typical diets. As a report from the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases reported:

While today’s modern diet may provide beneficial protection from micro- and macronutrient deficiencies, our over abundance of calories and the macronutrients that compose our diet may all lead to increased inflammation, reduced control of infection, increased rates of cancer, and increased risk for allergic and auto-inflammatory disease. (2)

To move toward an anti-inflammatory diet and anti-inflammatory foods, we primarily move away from the abundance of overly processed, unbalanced diets of the West and toward the ancient eating patterns of the Mediterranean. (3) A Mediterranean diet comprises plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, little to no red meat, certainly no chemicals or meat additives, and an abundance of omega-3 foods.

As we look into the anti-inflammatory components of certain foods and herbs, we can see how this kind of diet is linked with lowered inflammation. Among the many compounds found in fresh produce, a few general categories stand out as beneficial when attacking inflammation and inflammatory diseases at their source.

There’s little doubt that the pursuit of a healing diet begins with a menu high in vegetables, fruits, wild meats and sprouted seeds rich with omega-3 benefits. The evidence is clear that such anti-inflammatory foods can regulate the immune system and impact the way inflammation affects our bodies and our lives. (4)

Top 15 Anti-Inflammatory Foods

Small, gradual changes are typically more sustainable, easier for the body to adapt to and can make you less likely to go back to your old ways. So rather than emptying your pantry and sailing off to the Mediterranean, you can pursue an anti-inflammatory diet one step at a time.

By adding in the anti-inflammatory foods that fight inflammation and restore health at a cellular level, you can begin to repair the body without any drastic changes. Once you find foods that heal your body and satisfy your palate, you can remove the inflammation-causing offenders without feeling deprived. Let’s take a look at 15 of the best anti-inflammatory foods you can add to your diet.

1. Green Leafy Vegetables

The produce drawer is the first spot in your refrigerator or pantry to fill when fighting inflammation. Fruits and vegetables are rich in antioxidants that restore cellular health, as well as anti-inflammatory flavonoids. If you struggle to consume added portions of green leafy vegetables, try this delicious anti-inflammatory juice that incorporates greens alongside some of the strongest anti-inflammatory foods in the list.

Swiss chard nutrition, for example, is extremely high in the antioxidants vitamin A and C, as well as vitamin K, which can protect your brain against oxidative stress caused by free radical damage. Eating chard can also protect you against the common vitamin K deficiency.

2. Bok Choy

Also known as Chinese cabbage, bok choy is an excellent source of antioxidant vitamins and minerals. In fact, recent studies show that there are over 70 antioxidant phenolic substances in bok choy. These include something called hydroxycinnamic acids, which are robust antioxidants that scavenge free radicals. (5) A versatile vegetable, bok choy can be made in many dishes outside of Chinese cuisine, so make it one of your go-to anti-inflammatory foods.

3. Celery

In recent pharmacological studies, benefits of celery include both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory abilities that help improve blood pressure and cholesterol levels, as well as prevent heart disease. Celery seeds — which can be found either in whole seed form, extract form or ground-up — have impressive health benefits on their own, as they help to lower inflammation and to fight bacterial infections. It’s an excellent source of potassium, as well as antioxidants and vitamins.

Also, balance is the key to a healthy body free of inflammation. A good example of mineral balance tied to inflammation is the proper mix of sodium foods and potassium-rich foods. Sodium brings in fluid and nutrients, while potassium flushes toxins. We know that processed foods are high in sodium, but our SAD diets aren’t as rich in potassium. Without this pairing, toxins can build up in the body, once again inviting inflammation. One of the benefits of celery is that it’s an excellent source of potassium, as well as antioxidants and vitamins.

4. Beets

A marker of a food chock-full of antioxidants is its deep color, and beets are a prime example! The umbrella category of antioxidants includes a great deal of substances. In general, they fight to repair the cell damage caused by inflammation. In the case of beets, the antioxidant betalain gives them their signature color and is an excellent anti-inflammatory. (6) When added to the diet, beet benefits include repairing cells and adding high levels of inflammation-fighting potassium and magnesium.

Beets also contain quite a bit of magnesium, and a magnesium deficiency is strongly linked with inflammatory conditions. (7) Calcium, while a vital nutrient, is not processed well within the body without magnesium. When calcium builds up in the body, it becomes unwanted — this unpleasant buildup, such as calcified kidney stones, then invites inflammation. But when a balanced diet is consumed, with anti-inflammatory foods rich in calcium as well as magnesium, the body better processes what’s consumed.

5. Broccoli

The poster vegetable for healthy eating, it’s no secret that broccoli is a valuable addition to any diet. For an anti-inflammatory diet, it’s invaluable. Broccoli is high in both potassium and magnesium, and its antioxidants are particularly potent anti-inflammatory substances in their own right. (8)

Broccoli is an antioxidant powerhouse, with key vitamins, flavonoids and carotenoids. These work together to lower oxidative stress in the body and help battle both chronic inflammation and the risk of developing cancer. (9)

6. Blueberries

One antioxidant in particular stands out as an especially strong anti-inflammatory, and that’s quercetin. Found in citrus, olive oil and dark-colored berries, quercetin is a flavonoid (a beneficial substance or phytonutrient that’s prevalent in fresh foods) that fights inflammation and even cancer. (10) The presence of quercetin is one of the health benefits of blueberries.

In a study seeking treatment for IBD, an extract from the noni fruit was used to affect the gut flora and colon damage done by inflammatory diseases. Of the effects the extract had, quercetin created the prominent anti-inflammatory actions.

Another study found that consuming more blueberries slowed cognitive decline and improved memory and motor function. The scientists in this study believed these results were due to the antioxidants in blueberries protective the body from oxidative stress and reducing inflammation.

7. Pineapple

Usually, when it’s packaged in supplement form, quercetin is often paired with bromelain, a digestive enzyme that’s one of the benefits of pineapple. After being used for years as part of an anti-inflammatory foods protocol, bromelain is observed to have immune-modulating abilities — that is, it helps regulate the immune response that so often creates unwanted and unnecessary inflammation. (11)

Pineapple also helps improve heart health because of the effects of powerful bromelain. which can fight blood clotting and is nature’s answer to those taking an aspirin a day to lower the risk of heart attack. Bromelain has been shown to stop blood platelets from sticking together or building up along the walls of blood vessels – both known causes of heart attacks or strokes.

The benefits of pineapple are due to its high supply of vitamin C, vitamin B1, potassium and manganese, in addition to other special antioxidants that help prevent disease formation. Pineapple is filled with phytonutrients that work as well as many medicines do to reduce symptoms of some of the most common illnesses and conditions we see today. 

8. Salmon

Salmon is an excellent source of essential fatty acids, and considered one of the best omega-3 foods. Omega-3s are some of the most potent anti-inflammatory substances, showing consistent relief of inflammation and reduction of the need for anti-inflammatory medications. (12)

Research shows that omega-3 fatty acids reduce inflammation and may help lower risk of chronic diseases, such as heart disease, cancer and arthritis. Omega-3 fatty acids are highly concentrated in the brain and appear to be important for cognitive (brain memory and performance) and behavioral function. (13)

The source of fish and meat among anti-inflammatory foods is a vital component. One of the dangers of farmed fish is it doesn’t have the same nutrients as wild-caught salmon.

9. Bone broth

Bone broths contain minerals in forms that your body can easily absorb: calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, silicon, sulphur and others. They contain chondroitin sulphates and glucosamine, the compounds sold as pricey supplements to reduce inflammation, arthritis and joint pain. (14)

When my patients suffer from leaky gut syndrome, I ask them to consume a lot of bone broth it contains collagen and the amino acids proline and glycine that can help heal leaky gut and the damaged cell walls of the inflamed gut.

10. Walnuts

When following a diet without a lot of meats, nuts and seeds can make up the difference for protein and omega-3s. Add omega-3-rich walnuts to green leafy salads drizzled with olive oil for a satisfying anti-inflammatory meal, or grab a handful for an on-the-go snack.

Phytonutrients can help protect against metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular problems and type 2 diabetes. And some phytonutrients in walnuts are hard to find in any other foods. (15)

11. Coconut oil

So much can be written about the way herbs and oils work together to form anti-inflammatory partnerships. Lipids (fats) and spices create strong anti-inflammatory compounds, especially coconut oil and the components of turmeric (see #15). (16) In a study in India, the high levels of antioxidants present in virgin coconut oil reduced inflammation and healed arthritis more effectively than leading medications. (17

Also, oxidative stress and free radicals are the two biggest culprits of osteoporosis. Since coconut oil benefits include fighting such free radicals with its high levels of antioxidants, it’s a leading natural treatment for osteoporosis.

Coconut oil uses include topical preparations as well as culinary — and as a heat-stable oil, it’s excellent for sautéing anti-inflammatory vegetables.

12. Chia seeds

Fatty acids found in nature are more balanced than the fats we typically consume in our typical diets. Chia seeds benefits, for example, offer both omega-3 and omega-6, which should be consumed in balance with one another. (18

Chia are an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory powerhouse, containing essential fatty acids alpha-linolenic and linoleic acid, mucin, strontium, vitamins A, B, E, and D, and minerals including sulphur, iron, iodine,  magnesium, manganese, niacin, thiamine.

Chia seeds’ ability to reverse inflammation, regulate cholesterol and lower blood pressure make it extremely beneficial to consume for heart health. (19) Also, by reversing oxidative stress, someone is less likely to develop atherosclerosis when they’re regularly consuming chia seeds.

13. Flaxseeds

An excellent source of omega-3s and phytonutrients, flaxseeds benefits include being packed with  antioxidants. Lignans are unique fiber-related polyphenols that provide us with antioxidant benefits for anti-aging, hormone balance and cellular health. Polyphenols support the growth of probiotics in the gut and may also help eliminate yeast and candida in the body.

Before you use them alongside your other new anti-inflammatory foods, consider grinding them in a coffee grinder to ensure the digestive tract has easy access to their many benefits. (20)

14. Turmeric

Turmeric’s primary compound, curcumin, is its active anti-inflammatory component. Documented for its affects against inflammation in numerous circumstances, turmeric health benefits prove invaluable in an anti-inflammatory diet. (21)

The journal Oncogene published the results of a study that evaluated several anti-inflammatory compounds. It found that aspirin (Bayer, etc.) and ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, etc.) are least potent, while curcumin is among the most potent anti-inflammatory and anti-proliferative agents in the world. (22)

Due to its high anti-inflammatory properties, turmeric is highly effective at helping people manage rheumatoid arthritis (RA). A recent study out of Japan evaluated its relationship with interleukin (IL)-6, the inflammatory cytokine known to be involved in the RA process, and discovered that curcumin “significantly reduced” these inflammatory markers. (23)

15. Ginger

Used fresh, dried, or in supplement form and extracts, ginger is another immune modulator that helps reduce inflammation caused by overactive immune responses.

Ayurvedic medicine has praised ginger’s ability to boost the immune system before recorded history. It believes that because ginger is so effective at warming the body, it can help break down the accumulation of toxins in your organs. It’s also known to cleanse the lymphatic system, our body’s sewage system.

In fact, ginger health benefits may even include treating inflammation in allergic and asthmatic disorders. (24)

Inflammatory Foods to Avoid

With anti-inflammatory foods filling the diet, you naturally begin to eliminate pro-inflammatory foods and substances — they’re not as satisfying as a diet rich in whole foods.

A prime suspect is the duo of saturated and trans fatty acids. Found in processed foods, these fats cause inflammation and increase risk factors for obesity, diabetes and heart conditions. (25) The same foods are also likely to be higher in omega-6 fatty acids, which are necessary but only to an extent.

In excess and without the balance of omega-3s, omega-6 fats actually create inflammation in the body. Sadly, the University of Maryland Medical Center reports, “The typical American diet tends to contain 14–25 times more omega-6 fatty acids than omega-3 fatty acids.” (26)

Simple, refined sugars and carbohydrates are more inflammation-causing culprits. Limiting refined grains is an important factor in an anti-inflammatory diet. (27) Whole grains should replace the refined carbohydrates, as truly whole grains are important sources of nutrition. (28) Sourcing these grains as fermented sourdough allows the nutrients to be broken down and better available to the body. (29)

Finally, establishing a regular routine of physical activity can help prevent systemic inflammation from building up or returning. (30) An active life fueled by fresh, whole anti-inflammatory foods and unrestricted by processed, toxic compounds can set you on the path toward freedom from inflammation.

ASK Lulu: What is a Jade Roller?

DFW Beauty Guide - Jade Roller

What is jade rolling?

It revs up circulation, de-puffs the eye area, and improves skin elasticity—and since it promotes lymphatic drainage, it’s detoxifying.

How to practice jade rolling

Put your roller in the freezer a few hours before you want to use it (or keep it in there next to your smoothie ingredients until you’re ready to use it).

Step 1
Cleanse your facial thoroughly.

Step 2
Exfoliate.

Step 3
Apply serum, moisturizer, or a mask 

Step 4
Roll! Either start at the chest or the forehead, using outward and upward motions doing about three up-and-out passes per area. After just a few strokes on your face, neck and decolletage, you’ll see that your skin is brighter and your fine lines are, literally, rolled out.

Keep at it for about two minutes.

If you applied a mask and it starts to get sticky (this is good—it means the product is being pushed down into your skin), spray a little mist on your face to get things moving again.

If you applied a clear serum or moisturizer, this is where you’ll see your face start to flush. This is also good—it means you’re increasing the circulation to your face and helping with cell rebuilding, collagen boosting, and lymphatic drainage.

Step 5
Wipe your face clean. Then add serum or moisturizer.

Just roll it DFW Beauties!

DFW Beauty News: Hiatus True Blue Lacquer

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WHAT:  Hiatus Spa + Retreat, the award-winning Texas day spa, is excited to introduce their new signature nail lacquer, Hiatus True Blue. Hiatus True Blue nail lacquer is in collaboration with LVX, the luxury, 7-toxin free, and vegan nail lacquer brand.

To celebrate the launch, Hiatus will gift customers a complimentary bottle of Hiatus True Blue nail lacquer when they choose the signature Hiatus True Blue nail color for any manicure or pedicure service and share on Instagram with the hashtag #HiatusBlue. The promotion will be available at all locations and will last through Tuesday, August 15.

Hiatus signature nail services include:

  • The Epic Mani-Pedi: Seasonal ingredients and a handcrafted polish exfoliate hands and feet, deep hydration renews dry soles, and an extra massage with hot stones makes you oh-so grounded. Sparkly new nails - and bubbly - are the grand finale. It’s just that epic. (110 minutes $140; H-Circle $109)
  • The One & Only: Trust us, you’ve never had a mani-pedi quite like this. Kick up those heels in a zero-gravity chair, add an eye pillow, blanket and warm neck wrap, and let us go to town with a polish, buff, and shine. Open your eyes to find your digits made divine. ($100 | H-Circle $69)

The Hiatus True Blue nail lacquer will also be available for purchase for $18 at any Hiatus location.

Hiatus Spa + Retreat was founded in Dallas in 2007 by Garrison and Peabody, along with partner Bill Garrison. Since the inception of their business, the spa has received numerous accolades, including the Innovate Award, International Spa Association - 2013, Inc. 500 Fastest Growing Companies 2012 - 2016, American Spa Magazine - Favorite Day Spa 2016, D Magazine’s Best of Big D 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 - Best Spa, and has five successful locations in Dallas, Austin, Plano, Houston, and San Antonio. The Texas-born day spa features fifty-plus signature treatments with a high-touch experience.

WHEN:             Hiatus True Blue is now available | Instagram promotion ends on August 15

WHERE:           All Hiatus Spa + Retreat locations

                        Dallas, Austin, Plano, San Antonio + Houston

WEBSITE:        For more information, please visit www.hiatusspa.com.

ABOUT HIATUS SPA + RETREAT

With five locations across Texas and an innovative spa subscription model, Hiatus Spa + Retreat is a fresh kind of full-service spa that has changed the wellness industry with five years on Inc. 500's fastest-growing companies. Powered by products with real, green ingredients and a high-touch experience, Hiatus's personalized approach to wellness is driven by the view that regular relaxation should be an empowering part of a healthy, happy lifestyle. For more information, including services, locations, and hours, please visit www.hiatusspa.com.

DFW Beauty News: Love Beauty Wellness Festival

Hey DFW Beauties, for ALL you crystal-loving, yoga-doing, high-vibin, cosmic-wizarding, hug-thugin, spiritual *ss gangsters (including moi!), we've got an event for you this weekend taking place in LA (perfect little getaway!). 

Consisting of six hours of panels, workouts, networking, and shopping experiences, The Love Beauty Wellness Festival is packed to the brim with good vibes and great experts. This will be the second year for the innovative fest, and this year the events will take place at the intimate art gallery HNPYT, located in the heart of downtown LA.

Saturday’s events will kick off with a heart-opening meditation lead by Natalie Kuhn of The Class, and then directly followed by four hours of panels that will tackle the green beauty industry, the current state fitness and nutrition, what it means to “thrive,” and ancient healing methods. 

Brands like Saje Wellness, Vitamix, Renew Juicery, Hannes Dotir, and more will all be in attendance in the boutique section of the festival. It’s the perfect selection of products for those looking to try out a new clean beauty brand, interested in snatching up a few new cleansing crystals, or who just wants to sip on a green juice and enjoy the good vibes around them!

The Love Beauty Wellness Festival takes place on Saturday, July 1st at HNPYT, 212 W. 12th Street, LA 90015. You can buy your tickets HERE.

DFW Beauty News: Vichy Launches A New Generation of Moisturizer

Vichy Laboratoires Mineral 89 Moisturizer

As the #1 anti-aging brand in European pharmacies, Vichy Laboratoires continues to evolve with the launch of their latest innovation, Mineral 89 Hyaluronic Acid Face Moisturizer.  A true breakthrough in the skincare category, Mineral 89 is a new generation of face moisturizer. It is comprised of just 11 ingredients and acts as a fortifying and hydrating daily skin booster, further showcasing Vichy's commitment to providing pure, yet potent, formulas to help maintain skin health.

Like all Vichy products, Mineral 89 is formulated with the Vichy Mineralizing Thermal Water, which is drawn from the depths of France's Auvergne volcanoes. Proprietary to the brand, this water is naturally rich in 15 minerals that help to strengthen skin's moisture barrier and shield skin from daily aggressors and visible signs of aging caused by pollution, stress and fatigue. This product uniquely contains 89% Mineralizing Thermal Water – the highest achieved in one product – combined with the hydrating power of Hyaluronic Acid to deliver 24H hydration and plumpness to skin. Containing no parabens, fragrance, colorants or oils, Mineral 89 Face Moisturizer is formulated for even the most sensitive skin.

"My patients are very concerned about safety – formulas with 'no nasties' and natural ingredients, and as a physician, I want to ensure that efficacy and results are also behind the product. Mineral 89 is quite unique in that way. With only 11 ingredients, it is a new generation of skincare – safe, clean and effective. All you need is 2 drops applied to skin after cleansing morning and night, and the transparent, lightweight moisturizer delivers 24-hour hydration without the worry of harmful ingredients," says Dr. Erin Gilbert, Vichy Consulting Dermatologist.

Mineral 89 is so versatile that it can be used as a standalone moisturizer or layered and added to any existing skin routine. At $29.50, it is available for purchase at VichyUSA.com, Amazon.com, and select CVS, Walgreens, Duane Read, Target, Ulta & Rite Aid stores.

Vichy Laboratoires: A legacy of safety and health

For 85 years, Vichy has prided itself on its pharmacy heritage and formulations. The brand promotes a 360-degree approach to skincare through a healthy lifestyle and skincare regimen. In the last few years, one key consumer trend that has emerged is the gravitation towards safety and clean beauty. Vichy is at the forefront of that trend with a long legacy and tradition of clean formulas, keeping things simple without disrupting efficacy. At the crux of this legacy is Vichy's most pure ingredient: the Vichy Mineralizing Thermal Water. Infused with Vichy Mineralizing Thermal Water each day, skin becomes progressively stronger – as proven by no fewer than 16 scientific studies.

Vichy Laboratoires: Expanding Retail and Digital Voice

To support the consumer trend towards clean beauty, Vichy is investing in more retail initiatives and digitally savvy marketing, including: expanded distribution in drugstores and Amazon.com, and launching a redesigned website < www.vichyusa.com > that will feature advice from experts and original content on the brand's blog, 'Le Mag.' Additionally, Vichy has established a partnership with Dr. Erin Gilbert to provide dermatological advice for media-driven events and consumer education. The brand has also created a new panel of influential ambassadors, such as Cara Van Brocklin (@caraloren) and Christine Andrew (@hellofashionblog), to help spread the word on skincare essentials within various lifestyle topics (i.e. mommyhood, fitness, etc), via their highly active social channels.

Specifically, Vichy has recognized an organic connection with moms. "Young mothers who are increasingly conscientious of health and safety are truly drawn to a brand like Vichy. We have a long legacy of safe, clean and highly effective beauty products that are backed by the French savoir-faire. Now, we are creating new content that will help educate woman and young moms on how lifestyle challenges may affect their skin and the need for a healthy approach." – Carole Diarra, BRAND VP Vichy USA.

ABOUT VICHY

Vichy is the #1 Anti-Aging Brand in European Pharmacies. Created by Dr. Haller in 1931, Vichy is among the first French doctors' brands trusted by millions of women in Europe and around the world. Vichy's key ingredient is its Vichy Thermal Mineralizing Water, a source of nature drawn from France's Auvergne volcanoes, rich in 15 minerals that help to strengthen the skin's moisture barrier and protect skin against aggressors. Vichy's clinical research on thousands of women of all skin types, ethnicities and ages provides a solution to your skin's needs at every life stage. Vichy skin care products utilize a range of ingredients and luxurious textures to achieve visible results for multiple skin types and skin concerns. For additional information, please visit www.vichyusa.comwww.Facebook.com/Vichyusawww.instagram/vichyusa

SOURCE Vichy Laboratoires USA

DFW Beauty News: Wellness Shop at Neiman Marcus

Neiman Marcus Wellness Shop

The Wellness Shop at Neiman Marcus will be offering natural and organic beauty brands inside our NM Active areas! 

Launched at NorthPark and Willowbend on Friday, 6/9 and will expand to Los Angeles, San Francisco and Michigan Avenue in August 2017. The Wellness Shop is being installed within existing NM Active shops. Wellness is part of the NM Active experience. Wellness represents a variety of brands that are either natural, organic, eco-cert, or clean and green

More details...

  • First NM Active shop opened at NorthPark (Dallas) in Fall 2015
  • Currently, there are 23 Active shops, with 14 additional stores opening in August 2017
  • Brands in Active include Alo Yoga, adidas by Stella McCartney, Alala, Blanc Noir, New Balance, The North Face, Tory Sport, and many more.
  • Open-sell concept; shelving units, towers and tables for customers to shop and explore product freely. Products organized by type, rather than vendor -- Bath, Cleanse, Moisturize, Masks, Serums + Oils, Body, Supplements, Hair + Fragrance
  • Vendors within The Wellness Shop are brand new to Neiman Marcus, with the exception of Kiehl's and 8 Greens
  • 21 brand new vendors to Neiman Marcus, 3 existing (8 Greens, Tata Harper and Kiehl's)

"With the opening of the The Wellness Shop at Northpark and Willowbend, within our NM Active apparel and lifestyle areas, we've added an edited assortment of unique natural, organic, and clean beauty brands.  NM Active serves as a one-stop-shop for customers seeking a fashionable, healthy and active lifestyle." - Jim Gold, Chief Merchandise Officer, Neiman Marcus

Full product line list below...

  • 8 Greens
  • Clean Fragrance 
  • Cool
  • CRAFT + FOSTER
  • de Mamiel
  • DedCool
  • French Girl Organics 
  • GROWN ALCHEMIST 
  • HUM
  • Joanna Vargas
  • Kaia Naturals-Juicy Bamboo
  • Kiehls
  • LE BON 
  • May Lindstrom
  • One Love Organics
  • Original & Mineral
  • Palermo Body
  • Primally Pure
  • Pursoma
  • Sangre de Fruta 
  • The Beauty Chef 
  • Tata Harper
  • TULA
  • Vintner's Daughter

 

DFW Beauty Guide: Daddy + Daughter Makeup 101 Tutorials

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Blushington Launches Daddy + Daughter Makeup101 Tutorials

Parents are always looking for events and activities to do with their children and it can be especially hard for men find ways to connect with their tween or teen daughters. Blushington has just launched new Makeup101 classes specially designed for Fathers and Daughters to learn and enjoy together. During the 90-minute class, Fathers and daughters will both learn how to cleanse, tone and moisturize the skin, how to contour and conceal, how to apply eyeliner and shadow, how to choose the right shade of lipstick and more! A professional makeup artist will lead the class, but Fathers and their daughters will BOTH be learning to select and apply products so it is very interactive. What makes Blushington's Father/Daughter classes so great is that instead of the parent telling the child what activity they are doing, the roles are reversed and the daughter is getting to pull her Father into something she's passionate about. The class empowers Dad's to be more hands-on with their daughters and creates a bond that is powerful for both parties. 

Blushington is offering group classes every Sunday this Summer from 3:30-5:00pm at their Dallas studio located at 4218 Oak Lawn Ave, Dallas, TX 75219. Cost is $50 per Daddy/Daughter pair with a maximum of 4 pairs per class. 60-minute private lessons can be booked at your convenience for $125. 

To book a class, visit: www.blushington.com or call 214-521-9200

DFW Beauty Guide: Summer Vibes With Ahhsoles!

Trade your normal everyday footwear for these uniquely designed shoes

Slip into Ahhsoles and experience incredible comfort and joy with every step – without sacrificing style. Ditch that boring, everyday footwear and throw on a pair of Ahhsoles flip flops! 

Uniquely named for that “Ahhh!” feeling you experience when taking your shoes off after a long day on your feet, this innovative brand designs an irresistible selection of wild foot bed textures that are “Offensively comfortable”.

Explore the different, daring designs from Ahhsoles that will make your feet feel fresh:

  • The Blue Coral: Give your feet a unique massage with the Coral sole of this stylish sandal. Its soft web-like feel is meant to mimic the feel of a soft bed of soft spindly coral!
  • The Green Ripple: This relaxing Ripple-Sole gives your feet a much-needed break! The wave-like feel of the soft soles will have your heels resting on newly formed sand.
  • The SeaGrass: Send your feet to radiant relaxation with the SeaGrass soles! The soft grass feel tickles your toes and massages your most needed pressure points.

Soak up the sun with the perfect pair of flip flops for all your spring break or summer trips - Ahhsoles! Grab this gear for your feet at https://ahhsoles.com.