We have all made New Year's resolutions and struggle to keep them past February. Resolutions are good, productive ways to set intentions for the new year. But as we know, making a resolution is easy; keeping it is the hard part. In fact, according to Forbes, only 8% of people who set a resolution achieve it. So what is the key to making and keeping a New Year's resolution? The good news is we have collected some smart tips to help achieve those goals.
Not sure how to make your resolution last? Make your New Year's resolution a S.M.A.R.T. one.
Example: Improve my skin complexion by rehydrating daily for 15 minutes with a sheet mask.
Once you have a S.M.A.R.T New Year’s resolution, executing it can be the next challenge. Try the following ideas for better results:
Start the new year off right and achieve your resolutions! Happy New Year!!
This Holiday fill your friends’ and family’s stockings with the gift they actually will enjoy and use - an all natural sheet mask. Here’s a few ideas to get you started:
Travel makeup bag. For the friend or family member on the go, a travel makeup bag is perfect to hold all the essentials. An On the Glow Kit fits nicely in a makeup bag, so in 15 minutes skin will be rehydrated on a plane or train.
Cute sleeping mask. When paired with the Lost Baggage under eye emergency repair mask 10pk, the sleeping mask will make a targeted and relaxing eye treatment. Ideal for dreams of restored eyes free from fine lines and annoying light! Bonus points: customize the sleeping mask to reflect your friends personality with a fun design.
Personalized towel set. Bring the luxuries of the spa to your gift recipient with a No More Years Eternal Radiance Mask and the comfort of plush designer towels. We recommend personalizing the towels for that special touch.
Bubble bath soap, natural exfoliating scrub, or essential oils. What’s better than a peaceful bath? A peaceful bath with bubble soap, an exfoliating scrub, or some aromatic essential oils! A Cucumber Breeze soothing fiber sheet mask will complete the spa like experience when lounging in a hot bubble bath.
Favorite book or movie. Wrap a big bow around a book and a sheet mask for the perfect stocking stuffer gift. Your secret santa will be overjoyed to read the latest best seller and quench dehydrated skin during the cold winter months. Bonus points: add some candles and a cozy blanket to make the moment full of cheer.
Lets face it the holiday season is anything but peaceful with pushy mall crowds, sugar hyped kids, and the infamous reunion with the in-laws. Gosh, that already has us stressed out just thinking about it! In an effort to make the “happiest time of year” more joyful and less stressful here are some tips to help relax and remind yourself what the festive season is really all about.
Bake Homemade Sweet Treats. Cookies are always a go-to for an at home baking session, plus who doesn’t like how the sweet aroma fills up the house. Gather family and friends around the kitchen to create something magical and delicious! The time will quickly pass with all the fun being had plus your guest will be happy when tasting all the yummy treats!
Watch a Christmas Movie. This one is simple, pop the popcorn, warm up the hot cocoa, and screen your holiday favorites. Take a break from the busy malls and LOL at your favorite Christmas characters. We recommend Home Alone, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, ELF, and Santa Claus to entertain your extended family.
Take a Moment for Yourself. It is no lie the holidays are hectic and overwhelming. So taking time for yourself to recharge and unwind. Your sanity will benefit allowing your best face forward for your friends and family. We think a nice bubble bath and rejuvenating express facial sheet masks will do just the trick! Feel refreshed in just 15 minutes- ready to finish up Christmas dinner and wrap up the last-minute gifts. Wow, after all that we may need another break!
Shop Online. Hello, it is 2016- era of the internet! It is easier than ever to check off your gift list since most retailers sell online. Avoid the pushing and shoving at the store. Instead curl up with your eggnog and warm blanket, it is definitely easier and less stressful to get the perfect holiday gifts online in the comfort of your home. Even better! Many retailers will offer holiday sales like free shipping.
Happy Holidays from BioRepublic Skincare.
Busy running to the mall, the kitchen, and the airport in hopes to pull together the best holiday festivities? How will your skin ever keep up? Read on for a few expert tips:
Hydrate. At the mall keep a deep conditioning moisturizer in your bag for easy application between stores. Beating the holiday rush and fighting crowds will not only take a toll on your feet but your skin too. Remember to re-nourish with lots of water, to boost your mood and complexion.
Refresh. If you’re one of the millions traveling to see friends or family for the holiday, remember to pack a trusty hydrating sheet mask so you’ll look and feel fresh on arrival. Those crowded, dry airplanes will leave your skin looking tired and dull. Freshen up with a Lost Baggage under eye emergency repair mask.
Relax. Most enjoy the Holiday cheer, but all the stress of several hours in the kitchen cooking and cleaning, wrapping presents, and hanging the lights on the house can leave you exhausted. Chances are your skin will feel the effects of the oven heat and winter chill. Enjoy some quiet time and a relaxing sheet mask facial while cozying up with a cup of hot cocoa. Yum!
Between all the candy, late nights, and make up, Halloween can be a real nightmare for your skin! Follow these three simple steps to enjoy the festivities without the post-Halloween skin hangover.
Prep: The night before Halloween apply a sheet mask and relax. The added moisture and nutrients will ensure your skin is primed for the party! While you’re enjoying your treatment, post a Halloween sheet mask selfie and tag @BioRepublic #BRHalloweenselfie for a chance to win an On the Glow Kit! Click here to view contest terms and conditions.
Refine: Gather your favorite Pinterest worthy pumpkin scrub for an easy DIY skin remedy. We enjoy a refreshing pumpkin and brown sugar scrub applied all over the body to remove dull looking skin. Bonus: the wonderfully festive Fall fragrance!
Protect: Apply a professional-grade moisturizer to prime and protect your skin from the cold weather and pore-clogging face paint. At the end of the night, removing your makeup will be a whole lot easier and your face will thank you at brunch the next morning!
Those of you who follow the latest news from around the beauty world may have come across some disturbing reports recently regarding the sheet mask industry in Asia. For full details, you can see the article that originally appeared on Racked.
So what’s it all about?
Contaminated sheet masks with dirt, bacteria, mold, and human hair popping up in South Korea and the US.
Contract manufacturers who produce sheet masks in unsanitary conditions and without following what’s known as Cosmetic Good Manufacturing Practices (or cGMP).
Specifically, some companies outsource the mask folding process to contractors who then distribute them to stay at home moms to fold in their own homes. After the masks are folded and placed into the unsealed sachet, they’re returned to a factory where they’re supposedly sterilized, filled with serum, and sealed.
Other companies have mask folding areas within their facilities where the process is more controlled, however many still do not follow cGMP guidelines.
So what about BioRepublic sheet masks?
We only work with suppliers who are cGMP certified (ISO 22716).
This means that all of our suppliers meet international standards for clean, sanitary production of cosmetic products. We do not work with any suppliers who use fold-at-home contractors.
Furthermore, all of our suppliers are required to test every batch of ingredients they receive, as well as every batch of finished BioRepublic sheet masks, for a variety of mold, fungi, bacteria, and other contaminants.
Finally, we double check our suppliers by holding every batch of finished BioRepublic sheet masks in storage until we receive clear test results from an independent, FDA registered laboratory here in the United States.
That’s what we mean by Beauty You Can Trust.