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I’m going on 3 weeks of washing my hair with natural substances (no commercial shampoo or conditioner!). I’ve used mainly honey with a couple tries of clay and apple cider vinegar… and this week I started something else. Read more »

Nina -Feb 14, 2014, 10:45AM
Hey girl, love reading this hair journey. I just wanted to let you know that even though Lush products are "homemade" they still contain ingredients like Sodium Laureth Sulfate which as you know is not natural. I use a brand called John Masters Organics detangler and farmers market goat milk bar soap as shampoo(any mild truly homemade bar soap works well) and then I only wash my hair every three days:) I also mix raw cocoa in with my arrowroot powder for my light brown hair:) - peace, love and oxytocin Nina
-Feb 05, 2014, 1:51PM
I've been using Wen for the longest time, and although it isn't natural, I've discovered that you hair can be cleaned and moisturized perfectly with only conditioner. My hair dresser told me she uses all natural conditioner, the way you use wen, and results are exactly the same. I'd say maybe try using just a Lush conditioner. Use it the way you would shampoo-put a lot in, the more the better, and really scrub your scalp all over. Then, instead of rinsing, leave it on the same time you would a regular conditioner. Good luck!

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I’ve always admired women that wear a red lip; fearless, strong, confident,beautiful, timeless, classic… Read more »

Milka -Jan 30, 2014, 4:11PM
In my opinion MAC Russian Red is very universal is a true red, not blueish, not pinkish or magenta-ish and not orange, just red. When in doubt go with Russian Red
Shelley -Jan 29, 2014, 10:53PM
Such a fun video! Thanks to all those who commented above me for the great tips re. the importance of skin tone. I'm still a little afraid of red, but I might be tempted to give it a try!

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In a few days I’ll hit the 2-week mark since I began this no-commercial-shampoo, honey-washing journey. I must say, it has been quite the adventure thus far. I’ve never before wanted to reach for a bottle of shampoo so badly, but I’m sticking this out! Once again, I want to thank you all so so so much for all of your advice and support. I’ve been going over every one of your comments, and there is no way I’d be able to do this without you!  Read more »

Alyssa -Feb 03, 2014, 10:38PM
I want to try no 'poo soooo bad! But I work in a high end hotel at the front desk and I don't think I could get away with the greasy look and the odor during the transition period. Sigh. In the meantime, I'm a total fan of Dr. Bronner's for shampoo and Argan oil as a conditioner. Good luck with the endeavor!
Alexandra -Feb 01, 2014, 8:55AM
Totally gonna try this out this weekend! I've been wanting an all natural, organic way of washing my hair! Check out my blog for lifestyle, fashion, travel, and skincare:

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Whenever I browse through Pinterest, I find myself always stopping and staring at images of spices. Read more »

Milka -Jan 22, 2014, 4:03PM
I love spices! My favorite tea is Chai just because of all the spices it has. When I cook I use tons of spices and have perfected it to a blend that has many of my favorites. White pepper, cumin, cardamon, paprika, ginger, fennel, all spice, cinnamon, yellow curry, nutmeg and sea salt. It gives a very savory flavor to foods. I always try to incorporate and experiment with new spices so I have to try turmeric now.
Alex -Jan 22, 2014, 1:38AM
Beautiful images, I will try having some cumin before bed tonight! xx

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Wrinkle emergencies. We’ve all had them. Maybe you’re traveling and your suitcase didn’t quite keep the fabric of your dress as smooth as you’d hoped… but there’s no iron at the place you’re staying.

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steam shower sale -Mar 31, 2014, 3:54PM
Was initially in actual fact searching for just a typical shower enclosures during which I stubled onto this page, did not even know there was such a thing as a 'steam shower enclosure', wow, may just have to buy one
Nataya -Jan 21, 2014, 10:48PM
I've trying to figure out how to smooth wrinkles without iron, that's why unfortunately I don't have other tips but I'm happy to find these.

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Our latest lookbook, “Moroccan Romance,” became a fast favorite the moment I laid eyes on it.  The bold, primary color palette feels so fresh and cheerful, and is such a nice change from the darker shades of winter.  Mixed prints and rich textures give the eye so much to take in, it’s hard to stop staring at the images – and that tiled backdrop? Gorgeous. Read more »

Juliette Laura -Jan 20, 2014, 11:34PM
Such unexpected and beautiful makeup! xo, Juliette Laura
Tori -Jan 20, 2014, 6:01PM
Totally trying this tomorrow :3

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

hayadihaircare -Apr 17, 2014, 2:59AM
I like the fishtail the most it looks great. Split ends treatment
Sam -Feb 07, 2014, 1:49PM
If you don't mind me asking, where can I find that tank top? I've been searching for loose flowy tanks to wear to the gym! thanks -Sam

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Post image for Honey Is The New Shampoo: Week 1

Earlier this month, I wrote a blog post about going no ‘poo, where I asked all of you seasoned experts to help me decide whether or not I should ditch commercial shampoo and conditioner in favor of more natural options.

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Laurie -Mar 31, 2014, 3:34PM
I am about to venture into the honey shampoo realm and I am terrified haha ! Ok maybe not but since the other no poo methods have not quite worked out, I am definitely not going to give up quite yet ! Sounds like we both have the same amount of determination
Sara -Mar 27, 2014, 2:37AM
Hey! Its so exciting that you've taken that jump into 'no poo' land :) lol. My best piece if advice is to be patient. It can be so frustrating when you don't see all the changes right away but they will definitely come! You gotta remember that you've bombarded your hair with chemicals and detergents for like 20ish years, so its going to take a minute for your scalp to recalibrate itself. My hair looked like a hot mess for like 7 weeks until all of a sudden it became amazing. Now my hair is manageable whether I style it or not, it NEVER gets greasy, and I get crazy compliments. Not to mention when I heat style my hair? It'll last like forever looking just as fabulous as it did when you styled it the first time :) Personally as far as recipes go I've found that using a baking soda rinse with honey and lavender essential oil in it is the best for me but it took me a long long time till I got the recipe right. Just keep experimenting till it works! Sara <3 No Poo since May 2013*

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It’s that time of year. Winter is in full effect, but in my mind I’m dreaming of lightweight summer fabrics, pastel shades, and wide open beaches. The fashion world is buzzing with new trends, and we’re longing to bare a bit more, show some skin, and lighten up a little bit — but the cold winter winds are telling us…not just yet. One way you can start to bring some spring into your look now, however, is with nail polish. Read more »

Christine -Jan 15, 2014, 10:13AM
Omg. Love those colors! Ive been looking for the perfect opaque true pink for ages! Thanks for sharing!!
Juliette Laura -Jan 15, 2014, 8:56AM
Ohhhh lovely colors. I'm having a hard time thinking about spring, but my nails are definitely heading in that direction, I'm all about light pink for nails! xo, Juliette Laura

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Post image for Tighten & Tone: Homemade Coconut Coffee Body Scrub

Recently, I seem to be inexplicably intrigued by coffee. Read more »

Gardenia -Apr 15, 2014, 5:52PM
Can I use this on my face?
jessenia -Apr 11, 2014, 1:57PM
I've been adding ground ginger to mine, just cuz I know it's really good for u.... does anyone know if there are any benefits to that in the scrub?

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Post image for 5 Ways To Boost Your Immunity This Season

UPDATE: This post originally ran on December 3rd 2013 but with the frigid weather we’ve been having lately, we found ourselves in need of these natural remedies! Read more »

Teesha -Jan 31, 2014, 8:34PM
I am definitely a believer in these natural remedies. Another great one to add is elderberry extract, which is proven to reduce flu symptoms and the likes. Also, if you're interested, I have a great recipe for a morning detox drink, perfect for boosting immunity and flushing toxins.
Amelia Jane -Jan 14, 2014, 10:41AM
I drink hot tea every morning, wash my hands before i eat, and have a spoon full of local organic honey and get a lot of sleep. so far i have not been sick once this winter season.

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Post image for 4 Easy Ways To Help Your Face Overnight

Winter really takes a toll on our skin. It cracks, flakes and chaps as we are met by cold and windy weather. Read more »

Cindy -Mar 30, 2014, 5:10PM
I love essential oils. I have extremely dry, itchy skin and was so happy to find this balm with tea tree oil, green tea, lavender oil, olive oil, beeswax, wheatgerm, and more. It works great on chapped hands, heels, lips, and also is great for bug bites. Chamuel Tea Tree Balm sells at Amazon...they have great customer service and have 5 star reviews!
Tiami -Mar 25, 2014, 3:43PM
Brittnee as knowledgeable as u may be I hesitate to take your comments to heart even though they may be true just because of the WAY that you put it across. I agree it is far too confrontational. I would however like to thank the participants of this blog for their posts as I found these recipes very good and look forward to trying them all.

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