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UPDATE: This post originally ran August 1, 2012, but we wanted to share these helpful tips with you again! As the weather gets colder and drier, you may notice your hair drying out along with it, so make sure you follow these tips if you’re a victim of hard water hair!

When I first moved to Philadelphia, I anticipated a lot of things. I was ready to start a completely new life; to start my first “real” job; to move into an apartment on my own; to make an entirely new group of friends. But there was one thing for which I wasn’t prepared:  hard water. Read more »

kenzie -Apr 15, 2014, 3:13PM
Thank god for this blog! I just moved to the country from the city and my hair has just flat lined ! I thought I had something terribly wrong with me! Going to be trying theapple cider ssoon for sure
Sadie -Apr 09, 2014, 9:53PM
BRIDGE! It's me, Sadie from STA! Hey girl! Anyways :) So crazy I found your blog post when I was randomly searching for hard water hair care and your post came up first! Crazy. Anyways, after MONTHS of terrible, greasy hair in DC and after doing TONS of research and trying numerous remedies, I finally took your advice and bought an Aquasauna this morning. Here's hoping it will solve my dirty DC hair dilemma! Thanks for sharing

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Post image for Video: How To Do 3 “Brigette Braids”

It’s no secret that we Free People girls love us some braids, so we came up with three styles that look awesome but aren’t hard to create, and made a little video for you guys! Read more »

Anette -Jan 18, 2013, 4:10AM
LOve it! Great and thanks for shearing this great ideas!
Nancy Sam -Jan 10, 2013, 2:36AM
I was just wondering if you had any cute braid hairstyles for people who have short hair up to their shoulders. By the way I love your website

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A girl loves to have a beauty shelf in her bathroom, a little place where she keeps things that she likes to pamper herself with. I’ve always liked the simple things when it comes to beauty.  I’m a little scared of makeup and have never been all that good at applying it either. Read more »

miss b -Dec 18, 2012, 5:51PM
mason jars (i purchased a bunch at Walmart.. SHHh.. hate shopping there!) make perfect spot to hold q-tips, odds and ends, hair ties & bracelets! I also love mixing them in with old antique bottles and perfume bottles with a single little flower! OoOO and finding them washed up ashore along the bay is always a treasure. thanks for the cool post FP
Alexis -Oct 04, 2012, 12:27PM
I swear by Lush tea tree water toner. I live in Florida and have oily skin, and this stuff saves my life. Also, as goofy as it may sound, I only recently discovered the magical powers of tinted moisturizer. The only makeup I use is Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer, nars the multiple on my eyes and cheeks, and mascara. I thank the lovely girls on downton abbey for inspiring my makeup-lite look!

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I never clean my makeup brushes. Not once in my life have I ever done it. Well, before today I hadn’t. Read more »

Lisa -Mar 10, 2014, 6:18AM
That is a top advice for cleaning hair brushes..will that work on hair straighteners too?
how to do your own wedding makeup -Feb 04, 2014, 9:22PM
Hi there, its pleasant paragraph concerning media print, we all know media is a wonderful source of information.

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Post image for Stock Your Yoga Kit—We’ll Show You How

Take some time away from your busy lifestyle and immerse yourself into the peaceful environment of yoga. We believe that yoga wear shouldn’t be boring – we love bright colors and patterns to make our classes more fun.  Read more »

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Light hair decorated in pastel tones is a look we love, softly twisted into sweet braids. The colors are subtle and dreamlike – My Little Pony comes to mind. We’re huge fans of colored hair here at Free People, whether its dip dye, streaks or full color. So when we saw a lot of inspiration tears showing pastel-colored hair twisted into braids, we fell more in love. Read more »

Sarah -Nov 25, 2012, 3:14PM
I have dark brown hair, but i adore hairchalk! Will the hairchalk you can purchase at Free People show up on my hair??
Sara -Nov 01, 2012, 7:24AM
I have darkish brown hair, and I managed to get red and blue chalk to show up very well! Blue was more obvious, but both looked great

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Post image for Fall’s Best Nail Colors: Dark & Seductive

If you’re nail polish obsessed like we are, get excited about the new shades that are coming in for fall. Think deep, dark and mysterious in shades of red, navy and green, offset by cooler tones. This season nail color will become darker and more romantic to go along with your fall wardrobe. Read more »

foxandgypsy -Sep 25, 2012, 7:23PM
love all of the fall colors from Essie. We will be wearing the oxblood color and dark greens and blue. We've also been wearing a lot of matte colors with glam details like our shattered glass mani below: http://foxandgypsy.blogspot.com/2012/09/shattered.html
Olivia -Sep 24, 2012, 12:42AM
I have "miss fancy pants" by Essie and I adore it! The color is neutral but not boring. It suites my personality which probably explains why I have it on so frequently! Loving dark & seductive for fall.

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We absolutely adore nail art here at Free People and love finding ways to create beautiful designs using household objects. In this video, we show you how to create polka dot nails using one of the most common household tools: a cotton swab. Read more »

Post image for Beauty Trends We Loved From NYFW

With New York Fashion Week coming to a close, we gathered some of our favorite beauty looks from the runways. Minimalist and slight color was definitely at the forefront of the beauty trends. “Less is more” became apparent when it came to next year’s beauty looks for summer 2013. Read more »

Emily Pansy -Sep 15, 2012, 1:43PM
Anna Sui always kills it. Simply amazing.

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Post image for Make Your Own Purifying Face Mask With Natural Bentonite Clay

Every time I hear about a new beauty ingredient, I just have to try it – especially when it requires me to concoct a mixture before applying it to my skin. There’s just something about making my own beauty products from natural ingredients that always leaves me with such a good feeling – inside and out! Read more »

Amy -Nov 24, 2013, 4:12PM
Id leave out the oatmeal
Alison -Aug 15, 2013, 2:34PM
I use a similar recipe but only with pure bentonite clay, not calcium bentonite, which has had calcium added to make it easier to mix. Pure bentonite is how it occurs in nature, and if you are adding things like oatmeal, vinegar, lemon juice, essential oils, etc., you will not have trouble mixing it anyway. Bentonite should not be exposed to metal or plastic on an ongoing basis, but I don't have any problem using a clean, dry metal spoon to measure the powdered clay out of the glass jar in which I keep it. Plastic spoons have their own issues (BPAs, phthalates, etc.) so make the choice that works best for you.

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UPDATE: This previously ran on August the 14th, as we’re now shopping for Fall we wanted to bring it back to inspire you and your Fall wardrobe

The colour for fall for is deep and romantic and is perfect for your lips. The signature red lipstick we usually opt for takes a romantic and mysterious turn. Make your fall look more dramatic this season with a colour that’s not too far from a deep red bottle of wine with a plum tinge.   Read more »

Manders -Nov 29, 2012, 3:07PM
Diva lipstick by Mac is amazing.
Colette -Oct 09, 2012, 12:42PM
Love these colors! But what is the lip color that Dree Hemingway is wearing in the October catalog? I'm utterly and completely obsessed and want to find it!

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UPDATE: This post originally ran on July 19 2012 but we still love the easy bun for fall so we thought we’d share it again!

It has been so hot this summer, hotter than ever it seems, and when it comes to my hair all I want to do is throw it up in a quick bun every day.  Read more »

anon -Jun 19, 2013, 5:52AM
i love carlys but cant do it i have thik hair
-May 26, 2013, 1:00AM
I like Carly's bun but whenever i do it it just falls apart...and i have short/medium hair. idk what i'm doing wrong.

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