Have you ever heard of beauty line Sulwhasoo?

I was recently introduced to Sulwhasoo at the Neiman Marcus in Beverly Hills, and before I start sounding off about their products as I continue to test them out I wanted to give you the facts and share my facial experience with you. As part of a promotional event I received a complementary facial and makeup application. However, I found out that one can get FREE facials from Sulwhasoo once they become a customer. More on this later!

After the facial I was seriously impressed and wanted to know more about the brand and try my best to absorb as much information as possible from my esthetician and product specialist Claudia. What stood out the most was how amazing I felt after the facial and for the rest of the day. By combining herbal medicine and holistic application I could honestly feel the impact. As for my skin, it looks better and I finally received the Gentle Cleansing Oil which I ordered online and just started using it.

I love how it gets all my makeup foundation off, but it does't take off my eye makeup. It seems to remove impurities from my pores but time will tell how well it works and I feel like I need to use a complete system for it to fully work how it's designed. More on that again later, as I work on testing and building this skin care routine for myself I will share my results. For now let me educate you on this unique beauty line, Sulwhasoo!

What is Sulwhasoo?
Time-tested holistic skin wellness regimen drawn from Korean Herbal Medicine.

Who started Sulwhasoo?
The driving force behind Sulwhasoo's unwavering commitment to Korean Herbal Medicinal Skincare began with the company's founder, Suh Sung-whan. As a young boy living in Gaeseong, Korea, a city known for quality ginseng, he mastered the insight and know-how to find the best ingredients while helping his mother and her Camellia Oil business. Wholeheartedly believing in the healing powers of Korean Medicinal herbs, he dedicated his life to finding new and innovative ways to use these herbs in skincare.

Why is Sulwhasoo for mature skin?
In Korean Herbal Medicine, it is believed that the body undergoes internal changes every seven years. At each milestone, energies within the body change. Historically at the age of 35, vital energies begin to taper and fall out of balance. As vital energies diminish in the body, the skin becomes prone to dryness, dehydration, and significantly more vulnerable to the aging process. Sulwhasoo, the first science-based Korean luxury medicinal skincare system co-developed with Kyunghee University of Oriental Medicine, blends indigenous medicinal herbs through traditional Korean methods, drawing on the ancient wisdom of the "Sang-Seng" philosophy to balance inner energies of the skin that contribute to a nourished, healthy complexion.

GinSeng Cream
When did Sulwhasoo begin?
Since 1967, Sulwhasoo has made groundbreaking success and is gaining global popularity to this day. In 2004, Sulwhasoo advanced into Hong Kong, a city famous for its glistening nightscape and global name brand boutiques. Here, Sulwhasoo was ranked as Top3 Steady Sellers thus securing its position as a high-end luxury skincare brand. In 2010, Sulwhasoo made its North American debut, entering Bergdorf Goodman, the most luxurious department store in New York. The Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Cream was selected as "BG Best Pick" garnering many fans in a city named one of the fashion capitals of the world. In 2012, Sulwhasoo expanded to Singapore's Tang department store. One of the brand's all-time best sellers, First Care Activating Serum, was ranked #1 in sales and has become a must-have item not only in Singapore, but throughout Asia and the United States.

What are the ingredients Sulwhasoo?
All of Sulwhasoo’s ingredients are natural ingredients native to Korea and raised through a meticulous process on our very own Amorepacific herb farm under the most excellent conditions. These are some key ingredients of Sulwhasoo that make Sulwhasoo so beneficial and effective.

Ginseng naturally grows only in the Far East and the ones from the Korean Peninsula are considered the best. Ginseng is a very sensitive plant that is highly affected by the nature of the soil it is cultivated in. It is very valuable and precious with many wondrous efficacies. In Korean history, young ladies in noble families would bathe in ginseng water before their wedding to refine their skin bright and pure. They also enjoyed fresh-drawn ginseng tea to prevent freckles and fine lines. Saponin is known for its effect in increasing level of immunity, regeneration, anti-aging, and antioxidant effects. The reason why Korean Ginseng is more famous than others is that it has twice as many types of saponin and about 40% more content with excellent effect. Sulwhasoo uses a 4-year old Ginseng, which known to have the highest saponin content. Sulwhasoo created matchless material after a long research on Ginseng.

Sulwhasoo also researches on the effect of Ginseng’s various parts, such as its leaves, fruits, and roots to apply into the products. Also, Sulwhasoo adopts cultivation methods that can maximize the effect of each part of Ginseng such as outdoor culture for the root and water culture for the leaf and stalk. It also has the greatest producing and processing methods. Compound K from steamed and dried red ginseng is an obtaining anti-aging ingredient, and Ginsenoside F1 from White Ginseng peeled and dried by sunlight or hot-air is an outstanding whitening ingredient.

Jaumdan is Sulwhasoo’s original formula that fills the Yin energy to repair dryness and the common formula applied to all products of Sulwhasoo.

Solomonseal treats dryness and improves skin resilience.

Rehmannia promotes circulation, treats age-spots and dullness, and increases hydration.

White Lily refines and brightens skin.

Chinese Peony makes your treatment anti-inflammatory.

East Indian Lotus moisturizes and promotes circulation, and restores healthy skin.

Courtesy TonyOdisho.com
Ostia Products are formulated with gentle, natural ingredients to maintain the beauty and health of hair for men and women—in the salon and at home. formulated with gentle, natural ingredients, all Ostia Collection products are free of sulfates, paraben, sodium chloride and alcohol, and made in the USA. Their additional features, such as heat protection and B5 protein, make them great for both natural hair and extensions. Whether you’re looking to enhance your style with fuller hair, or want health-conscious hair care products, you will find it with Tony Odisho

WHO is Tony Odisho?

Tony Odisho
President and Founder of Tony Odisho began his career in Rome Italy where he studied cosmetology at Marelena. The young and ambitious Odisho immigrated into the United States determined to bring the best beauty practices from Europe, and he was promptly hired by L’Oreal Professional to work as an educator and color expert.

Following this, Tony Odisho opened his acclaimed Chicago salon and spa, Exsalonce, in Roscoe Village. Tony’s reputation as a master extensionist and businessman landed him an executive position for a major hair extensions brand. In 2009, Tony Odisho decided to create his own line of extensions that met the demands of his own salon and he created Tony Odisho Extensions.

With a decade of industry experience behind him, master/celebrity stylist Tony Odisho has developed his own hair extensions and hair care product line based on client and stylist input.

WHAT are the products?

The Beautiful Hair Kit from the Tony Odisho Ostia Collection includes everything you need to get salon results at home — Gentle Moisture Shampoo, Intense Conditioner, 3-in-1 Mist and Detangling Paddle Brush.

The Gentle Moisture Shampoo does more than just clean. This sulfate free, low lathering cleanser nourishes and replenishes dry, damaged hair.

The Intense Conditioner nourishes your hair. This nutrient rich moisturizer is both a daily conditioner and a weekly deep conditioning mask.

The 3-in-1 Mist is the power of three detangles, adds shine and protect. This vitamin-packed mist leaves hair soft, healthy and manageable without adding weight or buildup.

The paddle brush is a Tony Odisho Ostia Collection client favorite! Our brush is made with the highest quality of mixed bristles that are strong enough to detangle your hair but gentle enough in creating a silky smooth style. Great for both wet and dry hair and a perfect complement to the 3-in-1 Mist.


Animal Behavior believes individual actions can have global effects, both environmentally and socially. By using sustainable materials and socially responsible practices, our goal is to create a shift in the fashion industry towards more thoughtful and responsible way of doing business.

Animal Behavior: the scientific study of the ways in which animals interact with one another and the environment.

Animal Behavior is inspired by nature to protect nature. Each collection is influenced by a critically endangered species in an effort to increase awareness and contribute to the protection of these animals’ natural habitats. 

Inspiration: Amur Leopard (panthera pardus orientalis)

With less than 40 individuals remaining in the wild, the Amur Leopard is considered the world’s rarest cat. This magnificent creature faces threats such as loss of habitat, insufficient prey, poaching, illegal trade, and conflict with farmers in the Russian far East and Northeast China.

The Amur Leopard is the inspiration behind our first collection. 5% of sales will be donated to Panthera.org to support the mission of reducing their endangerment and preventing their impending extinction.

Savanna Jacket (Black), Canopy Top (Amur), Cub Short (Black) 
Savanna Jacket (Ivory), Rosette Top, Cub Short (Ivory) 

Locally Produced

98% of all clothing purchased in the U.S. is imported. Every component of Animal Behavior's garments, from zippers, buttons to labels, are made within a 10 mile radius in Los Angeles, CA. 

Nocturnal Dress

Nocturnal Dress


The garment industry creates 2 million tons of waste every year. animal behavior utilizes a well thought out design, development and production cycle. By doing this we are able to reduce waste that is created from excessive sampling and over producing.

90% of all textile waste is recyclable. Animal Behavior's garments are produced using surplus materials, creating a second life for these left over fabrics.

In order to counter the environmental impact of shipping, we donate to carbon offset programs for every shipment sent. 

Socially Responsible

With every purchase made, Animal Behavior will donate 5% to Panthera.org in hopes of reversing the Amur Leopard's endangerment and extinction. 
Halloween in Bangladesh

Halloween or Hallowe'en; a contraction of "All Hallows' Evening"), also known as Allhalloween, All Hallows' Eve, or All Saints' Eve, is a yearly celebration observed in a number of countries on 31 October, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows' Day. It initiates the three-day observance of Allhallowtide, the time in the liturgical year dedicated to remembering the dead, including saints (hallows), martyrs, and all the faithful departed believers. Within Allhallowtide, the traditional focus of All Hallows' Eve revolves around the theme of using "humor and ridicule to confront the power of death."

According to many scholars, All Hallows' Eve is a Christianized feast initially influenced by Celtic harvest festivals, with possible pagan roots, particularly the Gaelic Samhain. Other scholars maintain that it originated independently of Samhain and has solely Christian roots.

Typical festive Halloween activities include trick-or-treating (or the related "guising"), attending costume parties, decorating, carving pumpkins into jack-o'-lanterns, lighting bonfires, apple bobbing, visiting haunted attractions, playing pranks, telling scary stories and watching horror films. In many parts of the world, the Christian religious observances of All Hallows' Eve, including attending church services and lighting candles on the graves of the dead, remain popular, although in other locations, these solemn customs are less pronounced in favor of a more commercialized and secularized celebration. Because many Western Christian denominations encourage, although most no longer require,abstinence from meat on All Hallows' Eve, the tradition of eating certain vegetarian foods for this vigil day developed, including the consumption of apples, colcannon, cider, potato pancakes, and soul cakes.

Source: Wikipedia

Still haven't gotten your costume yet, go to costumeexpress.com or buycostumes.com and 20% off today!! Also, check out this years top 10 Halloween Costumes here!

Laura Prepon
Instagram has created a social media and social movement by showing us the behind the scenes and staged lives of people all of the world, traditional or internet famous. Its a moment inside these people actual lives. While I watched the Emmys and was excited to see Jon Ham, Regina King, Viola Davis, Peter Dinklage, Jon Stewart and Amy Schumer all take home Emmys. 

Juiliana Racic
Sofia Vergara
Mindy Kaling
Emmy Rossum

On the red carpet my favorites trends where limited to two ladies with similar loves but uniquely beautiful dresses. First, I love Camila Alves moment in a white cut out nude under lay gown with modest cuts and a feminine curl huging shape with a mermaid train. Next is Juliana Rancic looking like a Disney Princess in this similar cut petal pink gown, the detail up close its beautifully embellished with beads and flowers. Both ladies have a middle part, sleek straight long locks of hair. These ladies hit the mark for the most lady like fashion. Oh and lastly is Laura Prepon, her dress would be worn by my dark and romantic alter-ego, I love that she was bold with her choice. 

Camila Alves

Giuliana Rancic 

Laura Prepon

Summer 2015 Featurette

Many times do I write these letters and then I let the voices in my head get the best of me and I have a break down - its so big I to take a break from the Stylist Handbook (which is this projects biggest set back) and ask myself some really hard questions....

Like at what point do you give up on a project and at what point do you keep on fighting to make it work?!?!

My answer is always a gloomy I don't know. I feel like when others ask me questions about their own projects I have plenty of answers and advice. However, giving yourself advice that brings on change and inspiration, well if that worked we'd all live very different lives.

With that said I'm looking for feedback from those of you who follow this blog and project, I'm going to make it simple and ask that you comment below or on our Facebook postings / page.

As a guideline here are a couple questions:

What does the name the Stylist Handbook say to you? (e.g. whats in a name, what would your first thought be after hearing the name)

What are you favorite topics or stories that we post about? 

Do you want product discounts and info about events in your city? 

Which social media platform do you like using to follow the Stylist Handbook?

Lastly, for those of you who do answer any one or all of these questions I will be sending you two FREE gifts one is a copy of the Summer Featurette and secondly a FREE strapless panty from Shibue Couture, www.shibuecouture.com! (I will contact you directly or email us to give us your size, and mailing address - thestylisthandbook@gmail.com)

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