Guide to Green Beauty

With Earth Day on April 22nd, we’d like to share a few tips in helping you make the switch to leading a more eco-friendly lifestyle this year. By making these small changes, it can go a log way in helping Mother Earth breathe easier.

Hydrate (Through Reusable Cup & Straw of Course!)

Sipping through a straw isn’t just a trick makeup artist’s use so lipstick won’t come off. By drinking through a straw whenever possibly, you not only keep your pout perfect but you also help in the green effort of less plastic waste. Don’t forget to drink out of your reusable/travel cup too!

Eat Clean

By not only eating cleaner, juicing and shopping with reusable bags, you’ll cut down on plastic wrapping and packaging along with putting more wholefoods into your body (think fruits and vegetables!)

Turn Off the Water

For every minute you have the water funning, two gallons of water go down you drain. To conserve water, multi-task – leave your face wash on while you wash the rest of your body, shampoo while you shave your legs. Or, simply set a kitchen timer to not spend too much time in the shower.

Be a Label Hound

Check the ingredients of your skin and shower products. Chemicals can be harmful not only to your skin but to the water and environment it is transported to. Try our popular H&H Brightening Polish, not with bio-friendly microbeads!

H&H Science products are dermatologist tested and approved, Ph balanced, cruelty free, chemical paraben free, non-comedogenic, medical-grade, made in the USA, and distributed locally by a family-owned business.

What do you think?

What are some of your favorites ways to go green for Earth Day? Let us know in the comments below!

Top Makeup Spring Color Trends for 2018, According to Makeup Artists

As weather warms up, its time to not only switch over your wardrobe, but transform you makeup routine as well. Play up the spring moods and temperatures and enjoy these subtle changes to your eye shadow, lips and foundation as you create a warmer, softer and fresher look.

Here’s a guide to trends you might see – and try for yourself!

Pastels with a Pop of Color

Pastels for spring are not a new concept but you’ll definitely see more muted shades this season. We recommend using a light wash of pink on your lips (Try our Liquid Lipstick in Kitten Pink) and some blush (Our Powder Blush in the color Peony) to give your cheeks a pink flushed look.

The Return of Twiggy Lashes

Natural lashes are on their way out this season, and in with bold, 1960s Twiggy-inspired eye looks. To pull it off at home, begin with a thickening fiber-based mascara (H&H Science Lash Thickener) followed by a bold, volumizing mascara (H&H XLXL Mascara). Don’t be afraid to do more than one layer of mascara too!

Bright Colors in Surprising Places

In addition to the spring pastel hues, bold eye shadow designs have become braver this season. Give your eyes an ‘instant wakeup call’ by trying a bit of color under your eye’s water line and only at the inner corners. Try our new Eyeshadow Kit that you can build your own kit and choose your own colors!

Ultraviolet Eyes

With purple being the Pantone’s color of the year, utilize it as a way to draw dramatic attention to your eyes. Smudge a purple eyeliner (H&H Gel Liner in the color Florentine)

The Return of the Bullet Lipstick

Move aside lip balms, glosses and stains! 2018 marks the return of the traditional bullet lipstick. This means going back to your mom’s trusted purse staple. Matte is still ruling the roost but more wearable formulas give the lips more life than the flat mattes of winter. Look for bright pinks, corals and beige nudes. We recommend our Luxury Matte Lipstick, Satin Lipstick and Cream Lipstick lines.

What do you think?

So what trends are you loving this spring 2018? Let us know in the comments below!

National Boss’s Day: Q&A With Heather Funk

 

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Heather Funk, founder of H&H Science, has more than 20 years of experience in the beauty industry and has lectured at numerous events on the business of beauty and the H&H Science brand. She launched her H&H Skin Science brand over 12 years ago and has expanded it to include a full mineral make-up cosmetics line and botanical based hair care line.

She and her husband, Aaron, are the co-owners of the H&H Science brand of products, and own and operate two boutiques in Ohio, as well as a full online retail store. They have also expanded their business and now offer select salons the opportunity to carry the H&H Science brand of products.

Heather enjoys educating clients and other salons on the H&H Science brand and is passionate about helping women and men look and feel their very best. Her number one passion is her family and spending quality time with them. Their son, Austin, is Heather and Aaron’s true pride and joy. They look forward to him being a part of the family business.

We had the chance to interview Heather on this Boss’s Day, allowing our readers and customers to get to know her on a more personal level. The transcription of the interview is below, enjoy!

 

Q: How long have you been interested in the importance of proper skin care?

Heather: “I have been into skincare since my early teen years— having a mom as a dermatologist helped me start a proper skin care regimen from an early age. She is my mentor and role model. She instilled my passion for skincare and all things beauty.”

Q: What does your skin care routine look like?

Heather: “My Perfect Formula includes all of the skin care essentials. Here are my daily essentials:

Q: Do you have dry, oily or combination skin?

Heather: “Combination Skin: I am oily in the T-Zone and dry on the cheeks!”

Q: What is your favorite H&H Science skin care product?

Heather: “I have so many…but if I had to pick one it would be my BB Cream. I never leave the house without my SPF 50+ on! This gives me a flawless finish with the universal tint, lightweight moisture and all day oil control.”

Q: What is your favorite H&H Science makeup product? 

Heather: “My H&H Science Baked Hydrating Mineral Powder in Sun Dune. I use this everyday over my BB Cream. It provides all-day coverage and provides me with a luminous glow because of the light-refracting particles!”

Q: What is one item that you can’t leave home without?

Heather: “My H&H Science makeup! I always have my makeup bag in my purse so I can touch up on-the-go.”

Q: What is your favorite late-night snack? 

Heather: “I have lots of them— hummus, greek yogurt and pretzels!”

Q: What is your favorite place that you have traveled to?

Heather: “Alaska.”

Q: What is at the top of your bucket list?

Heather: “Traveling the world and exploring new places!”

Q: What is the last book you read?

Heather: “Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng, a local author from Shaker Heights, Ohio.”

Office Obsessions: Must-Haves To Survive Your 9-to-5

Whether you’re a CEO, nurse, or even a part-time retail associate, the better you feel, the harder you work. These office essentials are just what you need to look your best, feel even better and completely conquer the workplace. Keep these six products in your desk drawer and show them who’s boss!

1. Hold My Style Hairspray

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You spent a lot of time and effort on your hair this morning – keep the style and lift even as the day goes on. This highly flexible yet fixative hairspray offers exceptional hold and no sticky residue or build-up.

Purchase me here!

2. Ultimatte Finish Powder

This invisible loose powder has oil-absorbing properties to create a visibly smooth look and reduces the appearance of fine lines. From working under pressure, to just having naturally oily skin, this will remove the evidence and leave your skin with a flawless and less-oily finish.

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3. Intensive Hand Cream

Keeping your hands hydrated in the dry and dull indoor air is a must. This oil and fragrance-free cream will provide long lasting skin moisture without leaving greasy fingerprints behind on your keyboard.

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4. Luxury Matte Lipstick

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A lipstick that lasts past lunchtime is a necessity. This luxurious matte lipstick delivers saturated color, intense hydration and extended wear, for soft, smooth and beautiful lips. If you give a woman the right lipstick, she can conquer the world.

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5. Photo Touch Concealer

It’s no secret that workdays bring stress, lack of sleep and emotions. These factors, unfortunately, produce blemishes, dark circles and even wrinkles. This mineral concealer utilizes advanced Skin Optic Light Technology to diffuse and camouflage imperfections, while smoothing out fine lines. You want to give the illusion that you are unfazed by your heavy workload and demanding projects, as opposed to wore out and tired—it’ll be our little secret.

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6. Baked Fusion

This fusion of blush and bronzer provides a luminescent glow while adjusting to each individual’s skin tone. It’s no secret that office lighting isn’t the most flattering (fluorescent lighting is not a friend), so giving your cheeks some color will leave your face looking vibrant and lively, in less-than-vibrant lighting.

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What to Pack for Any Summer Weekend Getaway

From lounging poolside or soaking up the sun by the ocean or lake, there’s no better reason to get out of town (and away from your computer and work routine.)

If you are also looking to save some money, time, and avoid a luggage mishap, packing light for these small getaways is the way to go. With TSA’s 3.4-ounces limit, you might have to leave behind your jumbo-size bottle of shampoo at home. The good news? H&H Science has your go-to list below for summer-inspired and travel-sized beauty products for your body, face and more.

Need ideas? Here’s what to pack in your carry-on this summer so you can spend your weekends hitting the shore and running in style.

A Purse-Friendly Cleansing Device

Packing light doesn’t always mean sacrificing comforts. If you love thoroughly cleansing your face with a face-cleansing device every night, consider swapping your builder gadget with our H&H Sonic Facial Cleansing Device. Small in size but powerful in action, this device not only is self-cleaning, but it also removes dirt and imperfection from your pores without taking a ton of precious real estate in your luggage. You can use this Sonic Device 300x before it runs out of power, so feel free to power up and leave the charger at home.

Your Entire Skin Care Routine – in TSA-Approved Sizes

Prioritizing your skin’s health (even on vacation) is totally fine. Taking the time to empty all of your skin care products into the travel-approved size bottles is such a hassle. The good news? All of the regular-sized products in our H&H Anti-Photoaging Systems are in TSA-Approved sizes. This travel- friendly set (comes in Normal and Sensitive) has your full skin care regimen (the BB Cream doubles as makeup and SPF). 

Makeup Multitaskers: The Nude Kit

Instead of packing multiple kits and palettes in your makeup bag, consider our 3-in-one H&H Nude Kit. Complete with 9 neutral eyeshadows, 1 highlight, 1 contour and 2 blush colors.

Your Sun-Kissed Tan: Fake Bake Flawless Self-Tan Liquid Travel Size

Even if you’re going to the beach, it’s great to have your sunless-tanner with you to maintain that refreshed and sun-kissed glow. Fake Bake’s Liquid Flawless Self Tanner is now travel size. And BONUS – it comes with a FREE professional application mitt. (LIMITED TIME ONLY – now available in-store only at H&H Science).

What Do You Think?

What are your favorite summer travel products? Let me know in the comments below!

XOXO

Heather