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  • Shop Local: Velvet Lounge Garden Party

    We  L O V E  supporting other downtown Frederick shops, especially when they're as fun as Velvet Lounge!  A super cute clothing boutique filled with bohemian fashion trends, Velvet Lounge is the perfect place to find unique jewelry, amazing clothing and incredible styles of footwear! This summer, the #VLgirls hosted their annual garden party trunk show featuring beautiful pieces from Free People. The event was held at Reina Restaurant & Bar, also located Downtown Frederick! Beautiful flowers filled the courtyard, decorated by April, who just so happens to own Velvet Lounge AND Bend in the River Farm...talk about the ultimate girl...

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  • The budget friendly konjac sponge...

    You're probably asking, what is a konjac sponge?  Well, it's the newest most revolutionary thing to hit skincare in some time and its price is amazing!  For anywhere from $10-$15, this little all natural plant fiber sponge will transform your skin and your routine.  Maybe even your wallet!   Used twice daily with your cleanser (foaming or non-foaming), first wet the sponge and then begin by massaging the sponge in small circular motions over your face, paying special attention to the t-zone area and avoiding the direct eye area.  Each time you wash, you're gently exfoliating and purifying the skin....

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  • Does more money mean better results?

      The other day a customer came in who had recently been to see a dermatoligst about having laser treatments done.  She was very concerned about the evolution of her skin tone and the challenge in covering it up.  We got to talking about the product her doctor had recommended and the ingredients in it.  At my request she sent me a link on the products so that I could research it myself.   Now, I'm not here to poo poo anything a doctor is recommending for you.  That's between you and your doctor and you need to make an...

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  • RHSO - Rose Hip Seed Oil

    WHAT IS RHSO? Rose Hip Seed Oil (RHSO), derived from the seeds of rose bushes native to the Andes mountains of South America, is the signature global ingredient in the M. Steves RHSO Power-Packed line of products. RHSO has long been heralded as the “youth in a bottle” for its skin rejuvenating and anti-aging properties. WHY RHSO? M. Steves Creator, Mally Steves Chakola,loved the velvety texture of RHSO when adding it to her moisturizer during her nighttime routine. But, it was the habit of wiping the excess moisturizer cocktail on her leg, where she had a dark and raised scar...

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