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OCTOBER 14, 2018

What's Your Number?

October 14, 2018

What's Your Number?

Foundation obviously plays a key role in any makeup routine because, well, it’s the foundation all else is layered upon. However, one of the more difficult things to do is select the right shade for your skin tone, as women are often overwhelmed by walls of 50 shades and beyond. At Kari Gran, we simplify it. Not only do we have a short list of ingredients that comprise our Mineral Foundation, but we also offer just 8 shades. Our experience shows this small curated spectrum still ensures a perfect fit for most, while not overwhelming anyone. Our foundation shades are simply...

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SEPTEMBER 24, 2018

SKIN TYPES: THE MYTH DEBUNKED

September 24, 2018

SKIN TYPES: THE MYTH DEBUNKED

Shhhhh….I’ve got a secret. You don’t have a skin type. You have skin. Skin changes as you age, as the sun rises, as the season changes, as your hormones wax, as your hydration wanes, and because of a million other little things that affect your living, breathing, beautiful shell. Over the years you’ve been asked (or told) by magazines, makeup artists, salespeople, etc., what type of skin you have – Dry? Normal? Combination? Oily? – as they try and diagnose what products you should use to “treat” your complexion. Here’s my take: forget all about that. The problem is you’re...

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SEPTEMBER 17, 2018

FALL ESSENTIALS

September 17, 2018

FALL ESSENTIALS

It’s that time of year again, the wind is getting crisper, the leaves are changing color and the PSL can be found in the hands of coffee lovers everywhere. The first day of fall is fast approaching (9/22), and that means it’s time to double up on your Essential Serum. Weather and temperature changes can really do a number on your skin. Ever go from perfectly moisturized to dehydrated, flaky skin in a snap? The best remedy is simple – protect your skin and keep it moisturized. I typically suggest using one to two pumps of serum during the day...

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MAY 22, 2018

"Lazy Perfection": Makeup and You.

May 22, 2018

"Lazy Perfection":  Makeup and You.

The Art of Looking Great Without Really Trying As someone who spent a crazy amount of time in the bathroom during her early teens trying to apply my Maybelline mascara to every single lash, layering and layering, like I was about to hit the red carpet instead of the halls of junior high, this book intrigued me.  I’ll admit, I was hooked by the “Lazy” part of the title – who doesn’t want to look good with as little fuss as possible? Jenny Patinkin, the author, is a professional makeup artist who says her book isn’t actually about being lazy,...

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MAY 14, 2018

Collagen and the Power of Golden Fuel - Guest blog by, Minna Lee

May 14, 2018

Collagen and the Power of Golden Fuel - Guest blog by, Minna Lee

You just never know when you’ll meet someone who will rock your world in the most unexpected place. In this case, I had the true pleasure of meeting a fellow entrepreneur who just happened to have the same issue with the autoimmune disease, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. Minna had the light bulb idea to create a product that was both incredibly tasty and a great little multitasker with ingredients like turmeric and healthy fats that support my compromised immune system which is under constant stress as a result of inflammation. We instantly connected after the event for Credo Beauty in Brooklyn which...

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MAY 06, 2018

Suji's Packing Tips

May 06, 2018

Suji's Packing Tips

Packing can be stressful. Over the last six or so years I’ve really honed in on my packing routine as I travel back and forth from NYC to Seattle, and abroad.  First and foremost, I always try to pack a carry on plus one small bag – I avoid checking a bag as much as possible because I don’t want to wait for it and I’m paranoid of it getting lost. I live in a walkup, don’t have a car, and usually take public transport to the airport. I have to be able to carry it up and down stairs,...

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APRIL 28, 2018

Ingredient Spotlight: AVOCADO OIL

April 28, 2018

Ingredient Spotlight: AVOCADO OIL

The ingredients I work with are, for me, kind of like a gourmet box of assorted chocolate truffles. I love each of them equally and for different reasons. Today, my love goes to organic avocado oil. First off, we’re talking about avocados here. It’s like they have a special magical pull to them like little green orbs dropped from heaven with the sole purpose to sporadically show up in salads and sandwiches and make our day. Not to mention their contributions to guacamole. Need I say more? You can imagine my delight that this delicious little fruit (technically a berry)...

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APRIL 21, 2018

Let's Talk About Plastic

April 21, 2018

Let's Talk About Plastic

Anybody remember the first Earth Day? It was April 22, 1970, and millions of Americans came together to march for environmental reforms. This event marked the beginning of our modern environmental movement, leading to the creation of the Environmental Protection Act, quickly followed by the passage of the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act. Good work, citizens!  This year’s Earth Day’s mission: End Plastic Pollution. Earth Day Network (EDN) has outlined several goals to this campaign, including “ending single-use plastics, promoting alternatives to fossil fuel-based materials, promoting 100 percent recycling of plastics, corporate and government accountability and changing human behavior concerning...

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APRIL 15, 2018

3 Ways to Use Cleansing Oil

April 15, 2018

3 Ways to Use Cleansing Oil

At Kari Gran Skin Care we pride ourselves on the simplicity of our skin care line. The line consists of a 4-part system (Essential Serum, Cleansing Oil, Hydrating Tonic, and Three Sixty Five SPF). You can add the Essential Balm for some extra hydration or use as an alternative for Essential Serum, but our goal is to keep things simple and easy. We want our skin care products to work hard! That means finding multiple uses for one product or combining with other products in our line - think Tinted SPF or Liquid Foundation. Our Cleansing oil is a great...

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APRIL 09, 2018

Not Your Everyday Pesto: Cilantro Macadamia Pesto

April 09, 2018

Not Your Everyday Pesto: Cilantro Macadamia Pesto

Recipe created by our resident "Skin Chef" Jeannie Oliver. Find more recipes and wellness tips at joliverwellness.com There are many foods high in certain vitamins, minerals and chlorophyll that can help rid the body of toxic metals, such as mercury or lead - namely cilantro, dark leafy greens, berries, cucumber, and asparagus. Cilantro is particularly helpful in the elimination of heavy metals and it happens to be a favorite herb of Jeannie's. When thinking of ways to get the most bang for your cilantro buck, think pesto. Pesto is a favorite sauce because of its rich flavor and versatility. Below is Jeannie Oliver's dairy-free variation on...

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