Category: Beauty

Beauty Travel Essentials

beauty essentials for flying

Summer vacation might be coming to a close but it’s never too late to squeeze in some little weekend vacations. Those are my favorite kinds! Not too much work to prepare and just enough time to get away and enjoy yourself without being gone too long. On those types of vacations, whether you’re flying or driving, it’s nice to keep things simple, am I right? I’m all about minimal makeup, dry shampoo (hello, life saver!) and cute hairstyles. So today…
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A Summer Full of Sun and Swim

aloe vaseline

It’s been the Summer of Swim Meets at my house.  Let’s be honest, it’s always the Summer of Swim Meets, but this summer has been pretty back-to-back.  Swim practice every day, and a swim meet every weekend, all over the state.  We’ve been out in the sun nonstop. We’re vigilant with sunscreen, always, but sometimes when we get a little too much sun, and our skin is a little extra dry, I like using a nice moisturizer to give everyone’s…
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The Evolution of a Hair Style

women's mohawk

Let’s talk hair for a minute, shall we?  Hair is a big deal to me, mostly because about the time I turned 21 I realized it wasn’t a huge thing to just swap out hair with the seasons like you would a nice throw rug in your home.  Easy, relatively painless, and the overall effect is so visually impressive it’s hard to stop. Aside from the pastel colors, my hair has been every natural color available: red, blonde, orange, black,…
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How To: Everyday Face Makeup

everyday face makeup

With the contouring craze taking over the makeup scene, it feels like we’ve gotten far far away from some of the basics. What about the day-t0-day makeup that everyday women wear to work or run errands? Contouring is not very realistic for the typical lifestyle, so it’s important to master your face makeup in a way that fits your everyday routine. For this look, you only need four products: concealer, foundation, bronzer, and blush. Let’s walk through each step! Step 1:…
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How to Use a Curling Wand

curling wand

While it may be intimidating to try and master yet another hair tool, I have to say, this one is so worth it. The curling wand creates a more natural wavy texture that the curling iron can’t quite match. If you’re looking to achieve that messy, beachy look, then a curling wand is just what you need. Here’s how to get the look: I like to curl my hair in 3 layers, so let’s start with the bottom layer. Holding the curling wand…
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Daily Routine For A Healthy Life

Daily Routine Healthy Life

A daily routine has become a thing for me, in the last 6 months.  We all do some of the same stuff daily, like go to work, drop kids off at school or daycare, or even a daily trip to the gym.  But I’ve been working really, really, super hard on having almost the same routine every single day, including weekends.  Because what I realized in all my actively-getting-healthier business is that routine, simple daily routine, makes my life a…
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Cleanse Your Face and Cleanse Your Life

Cleanse Your Face and Cleanse Your Life

My face has endured a fair amount of abuse in its 37 years on the planet, some of which has even been caused by me. I had gorgeous skin as a child and teenager, and like most gifts, I took it for granted until the day it turned on me in my late 20’s. It happens all the time. And now, as a conscientious nearly-40-year-old woman, I’m doing a lot of work not only to cleanse my face, but to…
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Everyday Bun Hairstyle

simple everyday bun

It’s time you learned how to put your hair in a bun. You can do it! Hair is a tough thing, sometimes. I mean, we’ve all got to live with whatever hair we we were born with. And deal with it every single day. Let’s be honest, sometimes we resort to pulling into a pony tail, or tucking it under a hat, or pulling it into a messy to-knot style bun. At least that’s on trend, right? However, a top…
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Simple Day to Night Makeup Look

day to night makeup look

Somehow even though you do a full face of makeup in the morning, it does not look quite the same in the evening. The toll of the day’s activities and general life kinda smudge it around and wipe it off. But what happens if you have a date night or cocktails with the office after a long day at work? You definitely don’t have to do another full face of makeup. Use these simple tips to touch up your makeup…
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