Friday, February 20, 2015

What's a Daily Concepts Your Konjac Sponge?

This is a blog post from the Daily Concepts blog. I found it to be extremely helpful when trying to understand all the benefits of the Konjac sponge. My skin is a bit on the dry side so i went for the Turmeric one. LOVED IT! I didn't use a cleanser and it was such a great exfoliation. Wonder no more, here is everything you need to know about the Konjac Sponge: 

He’s back! Daily Concepts’ Founder and Shower Expert, Emilio Smeke. A question we’re hearing a lot recently — What the heck is Daily Concepts’ Your Konjac Sponge?
You can see all three Daily Concepts’ Your Konjac Sponges all in a Zen-like stack above. What you’re seeing: Charcoal, Pure and Tumeric Konjac Sponges.
Yes, yes, we hear you. But what are they?
Emilio: Konjac is a jelly-like substance made from the Konnyaku potato, which is found in Japan, Indonesia, Korea and Southeast Asia. Often used in Japan for beauty treatments targeting delicate skin, konjac sponges typically contain calcium hydroxide and/or oxide calcium extracted from eggshells is also found in konjac sponges. What makes Daily Concepts’ Your Konjac Sponge unique is that it’s made up of 100% konjac root.
What makes Daily Concepts’ Your Konjac Sponges so good for the skin?
Emilio: Because of their unique net-like structure, Daily Concepts’ Your Konjac Sponges have a massage-like effect on the skin, promoting blood circulation and deep cleansing capabilities.
Unique to the konjac sponge is its naturally weak alkalinity, which neutralizes acidity of substances that can gather on the skin by creating a layer of water between the sponge and skin. Additionally, they break down dirt and balance skin’s pH.
Which of the three types of sponges is right for me?
Emilio: The bamboo charcoal sponge helps absorb impurities to purify and deep cleanse skin. In other words, it exfoliates and detoxifies.
The tumeric konjac sponge heals and prevents dry skin, as well as keeping the skin supple and improving its elasticity. In other words, it’s hydrating and regenerating.
Daily Concepts Your Konjac Sponge in Pure has no preservatives, no chemicals and no color. Like its name says, it’s, well, just PURE. It’s excellent for people with sensitive skin.
All of Daily Concepts’ Your Konjac Sponges are preservative and chemical-free.
How can they be used?
Emilio: Daily Concepts’ Your Konjac Sponges are 100% natural and can be used by all ages and skin types. They’re perfect for removing skin impurities effectively and easily with their alkalinity nature and pH balance of 8.4. We recommend them for atopic skin, makeup removal, deep cleansing to prevent acne or blackheads and moisturizing the skin.
Thanks for filling us in, Emilio!
Have a question about a Daily Concepts’ product? Send it our way and we’ll have Emilio give you the 411.

Monday, February 9, 2015

There's something new & exciting in the CURL world!

 Living Proof Curl is now at GBS The Beauty Store & I've used the products for about 5-6 washes now and I am just as impressed with the Curl line as I am with all of the other fabulous Living Proof products. I've been saying they would make a killer curl line if they ever came out with one and my wish has been answered. My favorite product would be the detangling rinse. No knot is a problem for this rinse, it gets them all out so easily. I found that if you put it on the lengths of your hair and add a little bit of water after applying, it works better. I have been on a conditioning cleanser kick and trying every one I come across, this Curl Conditioning Wash is on the top of my list. Check out the images below to see which products are perfect for your curl type and some great product tips! 

Click here to find all of these Living Proof Curl products!

Tuesday, February 3, 2015


There's a new social media campaign going viral through the UK bringing awareness to Cervical Cancer. Celebrities like Cara Delevingne and many others are participating to bring awareness to the awful disease among young women and women of all ages. We decided to join the campaign, since it's such a great cause and because it hits so close to home for us. I cant tell you how easy and quick it is to just go to the doctor. Many young women are being diagnosed with cervical cancer, the majority between the ages of 25-35 years old. Women are skipping their smear tests and this viral craze is to bring the awareness of how important it is to get a pap smear annually. I was so nervous, embarrassed, and anxious about how awkward it would be to go get checked. I walked out of there after 10 minutes, got my results and I knew i was in the clear. If you wait, it may be too late. Going in is much better than all the needles, radiation, chemo and anything else you would have to endure.  Please help stop the rise in the number of women diagnosed with the disease by taking part in such an important campaign. Put on some of that gorgeous lipstick of yours and smear away. Raise awareness. Be smart, get checked. 

I nominate you all to do the same. 
Spread the word #smearforsmear!