Got the Frizzies? 4 Ways to Deal with Frizzy Hair in the Summer
Apr28

Got the Frizzies? 4 Ways to Deal with Frizzy Hair in the Summer

Summer might be a great season, but it sometimes is not so nice to your hair. The humidity from the heat can cause your hair to frizz up and look unruly. Although smoothing down your hair in the summertime will take a little extra time, it can be done. Here are four ways to deal with frizzy hair in the summer. Use a Deep Conditioner The summer heat can dry out your hair and make it prone to frizz, so you should use a deep conditioner at least once a week. It will smooth down the cuticle, which will reduce a lot of the frizz. After you shampoo your hair, just leave the deep conditioner on for at least 10 minutes. Blow-dry Your Hair Right Away Frizz starts to form as soon as your hair gets a little dry, so it is a good idea to blow-dry your hair after you get out of the shower. Once you have properly dried your hair with a towel, start styling it with your blow-dryer. Apply a Hair Serum Hair serum is your friend during the hot and humid months. It contains silicone, which prevents moisture from getting into the cuticle. Only use a dime-sized amount of serum and apply it to just the ends of your hair. If you apply too much, it can make your hair look greasy. Get the Right Haircut If you want to beat the summer frizzies, it is important to get the right haircut. Your hair stylist should give you a haircut that works with your hair’s natural hair texture. Before you head to the salon, wash your hair and let it air dry. This way, your hair stylist will be able to tell what your natural hair texture is. As you can see, achieving smooth and beautiful hair is not impossible in the summer. You just have to put in a little extra effort in the morning. If you follow these helpful tips, you can fight frizz and have beautiful looking hair all summer. ~Katya...

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A Pale Girl’s Guide to Beautiful and Glowing Skin
Apr21

A Pale Girl’s Guide to Beautiful and Glowing Skin

Although pale skin is very beautiful, it can sometimes make you look pasty and tired. The good news is that you can enhance your fair skin with a little makeup. Taking a few extra minutes each morning on your face can make a world of difference. Here are five great tips that pale-skinned gals should follow. Mix Liquid Highlighter With Foundation A very easy way to give your pale skin a glow is to mix some liquid highlighter with foundation. Liquid highlighter reflects light and will give your skin the most beautiful glow. If you do not want to mix the highlighter with your foundation, at least apply it to the top of your cheekbones and under your eyes. Take Advantage of Bronzer Bronzer might seem pretty scary if you have super pale skin, but it can really give you a beautiful glow. Use a shimmery bronzer that is a shade darker than your skin tone and apply it with a light hand. Apply the bronzer along your cheekbones and across your forehead and chin with a bronzer brush. Go With Peach Blush A little bit of blush can instantly brighten up pale skin. However, it is very important to choose the right color. Bright pink blush might be very pretty, but it will not look natural on very fair skin. It is best to go with a peach blush because it is the most natural looking. Wear a Bright Lip Color Another thing you can do to brighten up your complexion is to wear a bright lip color like coral or hot pink. A brighter lipstick or lip gloss will enhance your complexion and make you look a little tanner. Skip the Powder When you have really pale skin, you should just skip the powder. It will dry out your skin and make you look even pastier. As you can see, you do not have to get a fake tan to achieve beautiful and glowing skin. If you follow these very helpful tips, your skin will look gorgeous and healthy. ~Katya...

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Are You Making These 4 Skincare Mistakes?
Apr16

Are You Making These 4 Skincare Mistakes?

Whether you have flawless skin or a few pimples here and there, it is very important to take good care of your skin. If your skin is well taken care of, you will look more youthful and beautiful. However, it can be easy to make a mistake without knowing it. Here are four skincare mistakes that you should avoid making. Only Wear Sunscreen During the Summer The sun during the summer is much more intense, but that does not mean you can’t get sunburned during the cooler months. It is important to apply sunscreen to your skin 365 days a year. Make sure the sunscreen contains an SPF of at least 30. If you don’t protect your skin with sunscreen all the time, you can develop coarse skin and premature wrinkles. Exfoliating Too Much Yes, there is such a thing as exfoliating too much. When you exfoliate too much, you strip your skin of all its natural oils, leaving you with very dry and irritated skin. Try not to exfoliate your skin more than once or twice a week. Be gentle while exfoliating; scrubbing your skin too hard can irritate it. Not Using a Product Long Enough Have you ever stopped using a skincare product after just a couple of days because you didn’t see results? If so, you are definitely not alone. Many people are impatient when it comes to skincare products. However, you should give a product a chance for at least a month before giving up on it. Not Washing Your Face At Night Not washing your face at night is a big mistake, especially if you wear makeup. If you don’t wash all of the gunk off your face, oil and bacteria will get stuck in your skin, leading to breakouts. If you were out late and are too tired to wash your face, at least wipe it with some moist towelettes. If you have made any the mistakes above, do not feel too bad. If you do not make them a habit, your skin should stay in good shape. ~Katya...

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How to Deal With Hair Static in the Winter
Apr09

How to Deal With Hair Static in the Winter

The cold and dry air doesn’t just dry out your skin; it can also wreak havoc on your hair. When the air is really dry, your hair is more likely to have a lot of static. Women with fine hair are even more prone to developing static in their hair. The good news is that you can take control of some of that static. Here are some helpful tips on how to deal with hair static in the winter. Rub Dryer Sheets on Your Hair It sounds a little strange, but try rubbing dryer sheets against your hair for a few seconds. Running these sheets over your hair will help tame a lot of that static. Apply Light Moisturizer to Your Ends Another thing you can do is apply light moisturizer to the ends of your hair. If you just apply a tiny bit on your hair, you do not have to worry about your strands getting greasy. Moisturizer can really help control your hair when the weather is cold and dry. Spray Your Comb With Hairspray Spraying your comb with hairspray and combing through your hair is one more way to deal with static. Hairspray will tame the flyaways and static, leaving your hair nice and smooth. Use a Humidifier Static is caused by dry air, so it would make perfect sense to use a humidifier. A humidifier will add a lot of moisture to the air, reducing the static in your hair. Dry Your Hair With an Ionic Blow-Dryer An ionic blow-dryer will not only reduce your drying time and frizz in your hair; it also helps neutralize the electric charge that makes static. If you start drying your hair with an ionic blow-dryer, you are less likely to experience static in your hair. Sleep With a Silk Pillowcase If you have trouble controlling the static in your hair, you could try to sleep with a silk pillowcase. Unlike cotton pillowcases, silk pillowcases help keep the moisture in your hair so that it is less prone to static. If you follow these helpful tips, you will not have to deal with hair static as much in the winter. ~Katya...

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Go Bare: Choosing a Hair Removal Method
Apr01

Go Bare: Choosing a Hair Removal Method

It’s almost that time of year again ladies! Time to slip into a sundress and bare those stems! Make sure your legs are silky-smooth, so you have the confidence to rock the look. Not sure what method will get you the best results? Check out our list, to see what option is tailored for you. Shaving Pros: Every girl should keep a good razor on hand! Shaving is quick and painless (as long as you are careful to avoid nicks and cuts). Cons: When you shave, the process cuts hair off at the surface of your skin. This means your hair grows back quickly, leaving you with dreaded un-touchable stubble. Works Best For: Shaving works best for women who have fine hair, that doesn’t grow quickly. Waxing Pros: The process of waxing pulls hair out from the root, leaving you with extra smooth skin that can last for weeks to a month. Cons: The torture! Okay, we are exaggerating a little bit, but waxing does hurt. Some people’s skin may react by breaking out. Works Best For: Waxing is a great option for all types of women. That being said, you may want to do a test run on a small area before opting for a full wax, to get an idea of what it feels like, and see how your skin responds. Depilatory Pros: Depilatory creams work by dissolving hair from below the surface. While it doesn’t get to the root like waxing, it does get you a smoother result than shaving. Cons: The smell is nauseating. You must be extremely careful with the amount of time you keep the product on your skin, as it can lead to inflammation and chemical burns. Works Best For: People will fine hair will have the best results with depilatories. Laser Hair Removal Pros: Freedom! After a few treatments, you will begin to see lasting results. You will still have to shave, but will be able to go much longer between dates with your razor. Cons: Laser Hair Removal is not permanent. Once you have reached the desired results, you can expect to have to go back every once in a while to maintain your hair-free look. Works Best For: Laser Hair Removal works best for women with pale skin and dark hair. Electrolysis Pros: Electrolysis is the only method of hair removal considered to provide permanent results. Cons: Electrolysis is a time-consuming process that hurts! It feels like a needle poking into your skin, delivering a tiny electric volt – which is essentially what it is. Works Best For: Anyone can benefit from electrolysis. It is recommended for the treatment of small areas. ~Patrice...

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Get Spring Ready Legs
Mar26

Get Spring Ready Legs

“Who wears short shorts?” It may not be summer quite yet, but it’s a good time to start grooming those gams so that they’re in prime form for short and bikini weather (and warm weather in general.)  Here are six tips for pampering your legs so that they look fabulous in all those new summer outfits. Take Up Pilates or Yoga. When it comes to exercise, Pilates and yoga are two of the best ways to elongate, strengthen and tone muscles to give your legs a lean and lithe look. Exfoliate, Exfoliate. Before you shave your legs, be sure you exfoliate with a body scrub to remove dead skin cells. If you don’t have a favorite body scrub, Alba Botanica Hawaiian Sea Salt Body Scrub is a good one to try. This is especially important if you like to use self-tanning products. Self-tanners won’t take properly to your skin and will look blotchy or leave streaks if you don’t exfoliate first. Apply Lotion. This seems basic, but it’s not just about applying lotion — it’s about applying the right way. Don’t just slap it on, but massage it into your skin using a circular motion to get your circulation moving. Wear Cotton Pants After Moisturizing. Before you go to sleep at night or if you’re laying around the house on a Sunday afternoon, apply a heavier body lotion or cream, then put on a pair of comfy cotton sweat pants to hold the moisture in. When you wake up in the morning or after you’re done lounging, you’ll notice how super smooth your legs will be. Splurge on a Pedicure. Properly maintained feet will make your legs look a lot better. If you create a color theme from your waist down, you’ll also get a longer, leaner look. For example, try a nude or neutral pant, shoe and toenail...

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