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We all know that berries stain. For clothing, this can be an unfortunate thing… but when it comes to beauty, it’s quite the opposite. Berries can be used to make a simple and effective lip stain that’s completely natural and tastes incredible!Read More

Marianne -Jul 06, 2015, 7:50AM
Luv this idea!! Definitely going to try it!
Jessica -Jul 03, 2015, 12:02PM
Beets should also work well for staining.

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Labor Day Weekend is quickly approaching – a weekend that I always view as my last chance to truly celebrate all that summer is about. Read More

Ray @ Make Your Hair Grow Faster -Aug 29, 2013, 2:13PM
Great advice! Make sure you're taking steps to protect your hair while out in the sun and water this coming weekend!
Liz -Aug 27, 2013, 10:04AM
Uh... I so did not know that exfoliating helps you tan better. I mean, it totally makes sense when you think about it, but I still feel mindblown. I am going to be in sunny Atlanta this weekend, so I am going to make sure I exfoliate the heck out of my skin!

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This post comes from our contributor FP Naomi.Read More

shikha -Sep 19, 2013, 1:39AM
Gorgeous photos. Lovely idea.ttp://
Julenecakes -Aug 26, 2013, 12:49PM
I love that cookie tray! Such a great idea to use it for ice! Gypsy Plunder Vintage (15% Off Sale)

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We are all about the color blue this week, with our latest lookbook, Blue Belle. It got us thinking about the color blue, and how we would wear blue makeup.  Brightly colored makeup can be tricky — we like it done in subtle ways, with little other makeup.  We came up with three looks we love — one with blue liner, one with blue eyeshadow, and for the last we got a little creative with a blue eye pencil. Read More

Cornelius -Mar 15, 2014, 1:34PM
Apƿreciate the recommendatioո. Let me try it out.
Jodi Byrne -Sep 07, 2013, 4:40AM
Love the look. Have done some models like this in the past.

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Aloe has long been known for its benefits on the outside the body, from soothing sunburn to treating acne and even promoting hair growth (see our post on aloe plant uses & benefits). What’s lesser known, though, is that aloe may have incredible effects when taken internally, as well!Read More

Sylvia -Jul 12, 2015, 5:44AM
Mix gel into your cleansing cream and use instead of soap to clean face in the evening. I have always gotten compliments because my face is wrinkle free though I am a senior ! Also d-tocopherol around eyes,
Menlo Parker -Jul 10, 2015, 12:47PM
And that was the last we ever heard from jerri:-(

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No matter how many vitamins I take, my fingernails always seem to break so easily.  It makes it nearly impossible to ever grow them, plus it can be painful when they catch on things and tear.  Read More

Alexis -Sep 23, 2015, 7:59PM
Can u someone please help me grow my nails way faster?
Ev -Aug 31, 2015, 4:52PM
I have to disagree on a few things. Vaseline is a petroleum based product and not good for use on the body at all. It is a known carcenogen. (spelling) I find that Coconut Oil is the best and is one of the few oils that can enter the skin and hair and repair. The MCT fatty acids are awesome. That on my skin and nails help, but when I began drinking infused water with Tumeric, Cayenne, Ginger and Cinnamin my nails grew faster than ever before and stopped breaking and splitting. They grew so fast it was insane. I would add a little coconut oil to my drink infusion and it aided my body in assimilating the benefits of the infused water. When I researched the vitamin and trace minerals provided by each of these spices I was surprised. They addressed a potential deficiency which brittle nails is. When you address possible/potential vitamin and mineral deficiencies it will resolve so many issues outside of what you are even initially using them for.

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I don’t get real manicures often, but when I do, the hand massage is always the best part. We use our hands all day, every day, and it’s very necessary to give them a little attention every now and then. The hand massages I’ve gotten at nail salons are all very similar – and there’s one part that always feels the best.Read More -Mar 16, 2014, 10:29PM
Another interesting tip is to try to not vocalize the words. Screen Reading software is easily installed and will talk you through the installation with very little fuss. Basically, these programs send your subconscious messages of positive intent.
Aleksandra -Aug 20, 2013, 4:44AM
Can`t wait to get home and show this to my housband :)

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UPDATE: This post originally ran on July 18th but we were in need of some fun nail art this weekend so we wanted to share it again!Read More

jenny -Oct 15, 2013, 9:48PM
wow cant understand how people can wear so many rings! wearing 1 hurts my finger crutch sometimes lol
Haven -Aug 18, 2013, 3:35PM

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These days, it’s all about getting that antioxidant fix. Blueberries are filled with them, different types of beans are packed with them, and now lots of beauty products have them, too. For years I’ve known that antioxidants are good for me, but the other day it suddenly dawned on me: I have no idea what an antioxidant is.
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Daniele -Nov 11, 2013, 7:05PM
Actually, free radicals are more accurately defined as this: "Free radicals are atoms or groups of atoms with an odd (unpaired) number of electrons and can be formed when oxygen interacts with certain molecules. Once formed these highly reactive radicals can start a chain reaction, like dominoes. Their chief danger comes from the damage they can do when they react with important cellular components such as DNA, or the cell membrane. Cells may function poorly or die if this occurs. To prevent free radical damage the body has a defense system of antioxidants." Free radicals themselves are not cells but can eventually form irregular cells. Also @paperstarz , the idea of telomeres being responsible for aging has shown little positive experimental backing. It does sound like a good idea, but sadly it doesn't answer a lot of questions. Yay science! Source: . N.p.. Web. 11 Nov 2013. .
Courtney -Nov 11, 2013, 4:08PM
I love this article! These damaging free radicals are missing an electron, and antioxidants donate an electron to these cells to stop the production of these free radicals! Antioxidants are very much needed in the diet, but you also have to be careful, because ingesting too much antioxidant (like people who take too high of doses of vitamin E) is linked to heart disease. So make sure you get your antioxidants! But be careful to not overindulge :-)

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Post image for Bobby Pins Reinvented

Bobby pins are always something I seem to find laying around, but never really think to use since my hair routine on a day-to-day basis is pretty basic. They’re such a common hair accessory — half the time you never really know when people are wearing them because they are generally meant to be hidden, pinning back loose hairs or securing a style. For this post, I wanted to try using bobby pins in a different way — having them visible!  Here are three easy ways to reinvent the bobby pin.Read More

Rakesh Botadkar -Dec 28, 2013, 1:25AM
Being a manufacturer of bobbypins in India, I just love these designs have been created. Please do visit our blog and also watch the SAIMAN Strong Bobbypins Video Test, to check the strength of bobbypins, because feel that the consumer deserves a certain degree of quality, which is not prevalent with manufacturers nowadays. But am trying to that difference, because I love this industry so much and very close to my heart. Thanks. :-)
Caitlin Dohrenwend -Sep 05, 2013, 3:55PM
@fpjana thanks!

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UPDATE: This post originally ran on May 20th but with the late summer humidity giving our hair a hard time, we wanted to bring it back!Read More

mommalion -Aug 17, 2015, 6:06PM
My hair and the health of my hair has always been something I have struggled with. There was a period of time I wouldn't do my hair at all… it was always uncontrollably frizzy and would shed.. it felt like a broom! I tried many hair treatments and went to many salons to try and get my hair healthy again. I started this Shielo line with the Shielo Smoothing Conditioner and fell in love!!! My hair is like new! Healthy shiny and strong! and can use hot tools now and style it, or just leave my hair natural.
Franck Port -May 29, 2015, 11:02AM
These are nice little recipes. Although, I must admit (I am kind of ashamed about it) that I am very lazy when it comes to beauty products and I buy branded products. I was looking for shampoos which replicate recipes like those, and I found interesting products: I am from Toronto, this brand (Hair Recipes) is located next to my house. I gave it a try and it seems to be pretty efficient (I have tried their egg conditioner as well). Does anyone else know natural products, which are available on the market, that I could try?

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Post image for 3 Scarf Hairstyles We Love & How To Do Them!

This guest post is from our contributor FP Naomi.Read More

Kendra -Jan 09, 2015, 6:21PM
This post is so awesome, I love the way you show the various styles! Kendra
Ramona -Jun 18, 2014, 2:26AM
Just wonderful! Thank you for that! <3

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