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Roki Prunali

My Tried and True Facial Toners

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The products that make it into my daily ritual may constantly be changing, but my steps are always basically the same: cleanse, tone, moisturize. Toners tend to get a bad rap, because some formulas can lead to serious dehydration.  Alcohol-based toners especially can cause sebum overproduction by striping the skin of natural oils – so your skin will be left feeling super clean, but also stripped of its moisture. The alternative if a water-based toner, which is the perfect layering base before applying oil-based products, which means that all of those serums you have been going crazy for these last few years will work perfectly.  When paired with the right water-based toner, your face oil will become a proper moisturizer.

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Roki Prunali

Have You Met My New Best Friend, the Gua Sha Facial Tool?

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Having been steadily inundated with the traditional Chinese medicine treatment Gua Sha all over my feed, I finally decided to go for it and purchased a Gua Sha tool. The only problem: I had no idea how the heck to use it. I’m still loyal to my trusty jade roller, but Gua Sha is supposed to be all the rage, and honestly before researching what all the noise was about, the tool basically sat in my cabinet collecting dust. In all honesty, what brought me to finally purchase it was the fact it is made out of crystals. Attracted by the crystal oddly-shaped tool, I wanted this natural facelift people were claiming came with using it.

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Roki Prunali

The Trails and Tribulations of a Pixie Haircut

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It’s crazy how we see a celebrity with a bomb haircut and automatically think…yes, that is what I want. Trouble is, most often it doesn’t translate into our own hair, and our hairstylists are so Edward-Scissor-Hands-eager to chop off all our strands that you can kiss any hope of a second-guess goodbye. My hair evolution has been somewhat static all my life; it only took two big milestones for radical change. But isn’t that how it always goes?

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