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Winter is such a tough culprit on our skin. From the cracks and flakes to the itchy dryness, it’s hard to transition into these next few months of sunshine. Read more »

Juliette Laura -Mar 08, 2014, 3:49PM
Lovely tips! So excited for winter to end! http://juliettelaura.blogspot.com
Patti -Mar 08, 2014, 12:37PM
Steam has done wonderful things for my face. I splurged and bought the Dr. Dennis Gross facial steamer. I love it! It was definitely worth the $. It allows me to lay down and have the steamer steam my face – very relaxing.

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UPDATE: This post originally ran on January 22nd, but we wanted to share it again as we look towards spring and hair styles for festival season! Read more »

k -Mar 02, 2014, 2:26PM
I love this look & tutorial, but layered hair makes braids an impossibility. Anyone have any tips for this?
B. -Mar 01, 2014, 5:42PM
This looks so nice. I have to wait for years until i can probably be able to do this hairdo. Breathe Me www.breatheme101.blogspot.com

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Post image for Cold Remedy: Healing Ginger Tea

This post comes from our contributor FP Naomi. Read more »

Tereza -Mar 03, 2014, 4:36PM
Made some ginger tea last night, love it! http://lifeandcity.tumblr.com
Naomi -Mar 03, 2014, 10:48AM
Maddie - if you use the teapot, just set the flame very low. It's best to simmer slowly rather than to heat quickly. You'll get more flavor that way. :)

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Post image for The Key To Going All Natural

A year or two ago, if you were to look at my beauty cabinet, you’d have probably been dumbfounded by the overwhelming amount of chemical-filled products in there. Lotions and cleansers and self tanners and hair serums and deep conditioners and astringents… I could go on forever. You see, I’ve always been a lover of beauty products — I still am — but I haven’t always been such a huge advocate for natural beauty. Read more »

Jo -Apr 02, 2014, 12:34PM
This is really interesting, I'm thinking of going natural, I've started with a few products already and I'm really loving it :D If your unsure on making your own you should try products from Lush or some of the sellers on etsy who make and sell all natural products. All the products from Lush are tailored for specific things and they smell great. The gorilla perfumes are great too! they can be a little pricey but can be worth it :)
maya -Mar 26, 2014, 5:32PM
Amanda, I was also on a quest to find a natural deodorant and I am happy to say I found it :) it's called "crystal" roll on deodorant . Aluminum , paraben and fragrance free :) you can find it at any drugstore and stores that sell deodorants. Brigette, I love your blog!!! Keep it up :)

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Post image for Scents We’re Loving For Spring

The scents of spring are light and playful. They’re sweet and they’re cheerful, they open the heart, bring a smile to the face and a calmness to the soul.

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Jele -Mar 09, 2014, 3:53PM
See by Chloe...best ever :))
Tereza -Mar 05, 2014, 7:45AM
I also love Daisy by Marc Jacobs and Flowerbomb and Calvin Klein's Eternity. Beautiful fresh scents. http://lifeandcity.tumblr.com

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Post image for 3 Homemade Herbal & Floral Steam Facials

Spa treatments are the ultimate indulgence. They can make you feel just like a queen. Read more »

Veronica -Feb 21, 2014, 11:19PM
where do you suggest purchasing essential oils?
renae -Feb 21, 2014, 9:13PM
Can't wait to try this, i have some fresh lavender sitting in the garden waiting for me to treat myself with it :) yay i love steam facials http://happyhealthytips.weebly.com/

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Post image for The Healing Power Of Olive Leaf

We’re all well aware of the oil produced by olive fruits and all of the health and beauty benefits it has — it’s a healthy fat that’s believed to help prevent obesity, heart disease, and cancer to name a few, and it does wonders in the world of moisturizing skin and hair. You can even use it in oil pulling to detoxify your body. But there’s something else the olive plant has to offer — something huge – and it’s all about the leaf. Read more »

Jocelyn -Mar 08, 2014, 10:14PM
I just did a quick lit review on PubMed and found lots of good research for olive leaf extract! I'm going to double check with my docs first, but am excited to try. Definitely glad you recommend folks ask their doctors- I had wanted to try kelp extract, but my doctor advised against it. Hopefully this will be a go! :)
Beka -Feb 17, 2014, 1:05PM
I take olive leaf extract, oil of oregano, & evening primrose oil everyday to help with my allergies & rosacea. It works wonders!

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The strawberry: red, juicy, delicious…it’s like nature’s little heart. Since Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and anything red and heart shaped is appropriate around this time, I wanted to explore some unique ways that you can incorporate this tasty fruit into your daily beauty routine. Packed with nutrients and benefits, check out these three simple recipes that will help you look your best on Valentine’s day! Read more »

renae -Feb 21, 2014, 8:56PM
I personally use strawberry,banana and cucumber face masks and hair masks , freakin love it! :) You can also use aloe vera and honey for moisturizing hair and skin and it works so well. http://happyhealthytips.weebly.com/1/post/2014/01/get-radiant-skin-with-these-home-facials.html
DIYEARTE♦DIY -Feb 18, 2014, 4:46AM
I want to try strawberry detox water!! ☺ → DIYEARTE ♦ DIY

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Post image for The New Healer, African Black Soap

This guest post comes from our contributor FP Naomi. Read more »

adove -Mar 18, 2014, 7:50PM
i tried african black soap after i read this review. i opted for their liquid soap variety and i am entirely smitten. it smells fantastic, lathers like a fluffy cloud dream, polishing dead sea salts and leaves your skin feeling cleansed but nourished. happy memaid...
Dane -Feb 26, 2014, 7:34AM
African Black Soap is the only soap that has helped heal my skin (both body and face)! I am allergic to acne medications so this is a life saver :)

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Post image for Honey Is The New Shampoo: The Conclusion

I haven’t washed my hair with conventional shampoo and conditioner for almost one full month — and this will be my last week reporting on it. Why? Did I give up? Am I switching back to the (unnatural) way things used to be? Read more »

e.v. de cleyre -Apr 10, 2014, 5:17PM
Where did you find one of those eyedropper bottles? I can't seem to find one anywhere! Thanks. - e.v.
Antidandruff.net -Mar 28, 2014, 1:32PM
Honey is the new trend for healthy hair & it has been known for centuries that honey consists of good nutritional and health-friendly substances. I think you are very inspiring. Thank you

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Post image for DIY Natural Moisturizing Skin And Hair Mist

If you live in a part of the world where winters are very dry, I totally feel you. Dry air has a tendency of sucking the moisture out of everything it comes in contact with — including our skin and hair.

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ariana -Mar 29, 2014, 12:24AM
can you substitute the vegetable glycerin with sweet almond oil?
Md. Jahangir Alam -Mar 20, 2014, 3:35PM
Very nice post and also useful. I read every comments carefully. Thanks a lot.

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Post image for Babes With Red Lips

Red lipstick is a lot of things. It’s classic, it’s sexy, it’s sultry, it’s pretty, it’s provocative. It draws attention, yet at the same time, leaves something to the imagination… It has an air of mystery about it. We have tons of girls at the office who do the red lip so well, so I decided to take a walk around and see who I could capture in their signature shade. Read more »

Sara -Feb 02, 2014, 1:22PM
Shame, shame!! Maybelline and Revlon test on animals!
Flourish Design Co. -Feb 01, 2014, 1:24PM
Ohhh all those girls are rockin the red lips! Perfect shades for each gal! www.etsy.com/shop/flourishdesignco

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