Knuckle rings and Big Necklaces
Jul14

Knuckle rings and Big Necklaces

This summer big, bold, and bright accessories are everywhere, from statement necklaces to metallic cuffs and bangles and blinged out knuckle rings, the bigger the better! Check out any fashion mag or celebrity picture and you’ll see that understated is out and making a statement is in! Put these items on your summer must have list: Statement necklaces – the bigger the better! Lucky for you, you have more options than you could imagine. You can sport a feminine style or go for chunky and modern, or even vintage bib style necklaces. This summer accessories are really bridging the color spectrum, you’ll see bright oranges and yellows everywhere along with soft pastels. The best part? You can find these pieces everywhere! From designers and department stores to Amazon, eBay and discount stores like Target and Wal-Mart, you should have no problem finding pieces to fit your budget. Bracelets – If you enjoy wearing bracelets you are definitely going to love the look this summer. Metallic Cuffs and colorful bangles are popping up all over the place. Whether the piece is braided, bungee cord, leather cuffs with accents or traditional bangles, this year the more bracelets you have the better! Dress them down for work and up for a night on the town, this year everyone can find a bracelet style they will love. Not willing to break the bank, no problem, you can find these at the same places that you will find your statement necklaces! Rings – Who doesn’t love the perfect ring? You can go with fancy or simple multi-finger pieces or you can opt for a blinged out full finger knuckle ring. If you want to be dainty, you can get simple gold and silver rings that are worn right above your knuckle for a trendy yet demure look. Before you go shopping, do some exploring in your mom and grandma’s jewelry boxes. Pieces that are popular today have been around the block already and chances are the women in your family may have the authentic real deal piece you are looking for. Don’t be afraid to mix and match styles, but keep in mind wearing a huge statement necklace, big bangles and a ginormous knuckle ring is a little much. Sometimes less is more, concentrating on rocking one of these options at a time will make sure your statement comes across loud and...

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Stay Hydrated with Fruit Infused Water
Jul08

Stay Hydrated with Fruit Infused Water

It’s important to stay hydrated throughout the year, but especially during the hot days of summer. Drinking water isn’t just important to your health, it’s also a vital ingredient in your beauty routine. When you drink your daily recommended dose of H20, you will look and feel younger. Your skin will glow and acne will begin to clear as you flush out toxins. It also helps you lose weight by making you feel full. With all the benefits associated with staying hydrated, it’s surprising so many people don’t drink enough water. When you’re busy running around all day, it just slips your mind. Every night, you commit to drinking enough water tomorrow, but it never happens, because you are busy every day! Make Sure You Get Your Fix One incredibly easy way to enjoy taking in water each day is to get yourself a fruit infuser water bottle, or two. You can fill it in the morning, and keep it with you all day. Fill it whenever you pass a water bubbler, and you will have an endless supply of delicious flavored water to quench your thirst. Keeping your water bottle close will remind you to sip. With all the refreshingly sweet fruits at your disposal, water will never be boring again. Revitalizing Recipes The combinations for fruit infused water are literally endless. Get creative, add some herbs or spices, like mint or cayenne pepper, to give your H20 a kick. Here’s a couple ideas to get you started. The Natural Cleanse: Place a cut up lemon into your fruit reservoir, then add 8 ounces of water and a just a pinch of cayenne pepper. If you want a little sweet, to round out the spice, add a drop or two of honey. This drink is similar to the famous master cleanse, and offers the same detoxifying properties. Refreshing Watermelon-Limeade Fill your fruit reservoir with a few chunks of watermelon, and add ½ of a chopped lime. Rinse your mint leaves, and add 5 or more to the reservoir. Pour your water to the brim, and let the fresh ingredients steep for 10 to 20 minutes. Voila! Now, go be your best, hydrated...

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4 Tips for Whitening Your Teeth at Home
Jul01

4 Tips for Whitening Your Teeth at Home

A white and bright smile indicates good health and beauty in today’s society. If your teeth have stains, you might feel too embarrassed to smile around people. The good news is that you do not have to get an expensive whitening treatment at a dentist’s office. Here are four tips for whitening your teeth at home. Use Baking Soda Baking soda is dirt cheap and probably already in your kitchen. It is very abrasive and can help you achieve a whiter smile. Just mix a teaspoon of baking soda with a few drops of water and brush your teeth with the paste. Baking soda will remove a lot of the surface stains, leaving you with a much whiter smile in just a couple of weeks. Eat More Cheese If you want to prevent stains on your teeth, start eating more cheese. The calcium in cheese will promote strong enamel and leave you with a much whiter smile. Try to always eat a piece of cheese after you eat something acidic. Cheese will neutralize the acidity and prevent it from staining your teeth. Include Crunchy Fruits and Vegetables in Your Diet Crunchy fruits and vegetables, like apples, carrots and celery, are naturally abrasive and can help remove stains from your teeth. These fruits and vegetables also promote saliva production in your mouth, which prevents cavities and keeps your teeth clean. If you include more crunchy fruits and vegetables in your diet, your teeth will be whiter. Try Oil Pulling Oil pulling is an ancient practice and has been becoming more popular in recent years. It will remove a lot of plaque and bacteria from your mouth, resulting in healthier and whiter teeth. Just swish a tablespoon of sesame or coconut oil in your mouth for 15 to 20 minutes every day. In just a few weeks, you should notice noticeably whiter teeth. If you follow these very helpful tips, you can easily whiten your teeth at home. In the meantime, wear a blue-based lipstick to give the illusion of whiter and brighter teeth....

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5 Beauty Tips to Follow While Traveling
Jun23

5 Beauty Tips to Follow While Traveling

Whether you are flying to a tropical island or driving to the mountains, traveling can wreak havoc on your beauty routine. It can be difficult to look good when you are traveling for hours on end. Here are five helpful beauty tips to follow while traveling. Apply Heavy Moisturizer Beforehand Apply a heavy moisturizer to your face before you leave on your trip, especially if you are traveling by plane. The air in the plane can really dry out your skin if there is not enough moisturizer on it. Bring Mineral Water Mist If you will be traveling for several hours, bring some mineral water mist with you. Whenever you need to refresh your makeup, just spray the mist all over your face. It is much better than globbing on more foundation or powder. Stay Away from Long Lasting Lipstick It might seem like a long lasting lipstick might be great to wear while traveling, but it can actually dry out your lips even more. Instead, apply a lip stain to your lips. If you want to add more shine to your lips, just apply some gloss to them. Use Multipurpose Products When you are traveling, you want to pack as few items as possible. That is why you should consider bringing products that have multiple purposes. For example, instead of packing a moisturizer and foundation, just bring a tinted moisturizer with you. A tinted moisturizer will hydrate and even out your skin tone at the same time. Take Dry Shampoo Traveling for long hours can make it very difficult to wash your hair, so you should take dry shampoo with you. Dry shampoo will zap grease from your strands and make your hair look a lot fuller. Just apply the product to your roots with your fingers and your hair will look like a million bucks. As you can see, you do not need a lot of beauty products to look great during your trip. If you follow these very helpful beauty tips, you can look beautiful and refreshed while you travel. ~Katya...

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5 Tips for Caring for Bleached Hair
Jun17

5 Tips for Caring for Bleached Hair

Blonde hair can definitely make you stand out, but constant bleaching can lead to dry and brittle strands. If you bleach your hair on a regular basis, it is important to be very gentle with your tresses and take care of them properly. Here are five tips for caring for bleached hair. Use a Purple Shampoo Bleach blonde hair has a tendency to turn brassy after a while, so it is very important to wash it with a purple shampoo at least once a week. A purple shampoo will tone down some of the brassiness and keep your blonde hair looking fresh and beautiful. Be Careful in the Pool It is important to be very careful while swimming in a pool. Chlorine water not only can turn blonde hair green; it can also dry it out and make it more brittle. Before you get in the pool, rinse your hair out with water. It also is not a bad idea to wear a swim cap in the pool. Do not Wash Your Hair Every Day When you have bleached blonde hair, you need to conserve all the moisture you can in it. Washing your hair every day can strip the oils out of your hair, making it dry. Do not wash your hair more than three or four times a week. If your hair feels greasy, just use a dry shampoo. Protect It From the Sun The sun’s ultraviolet rays can dry out your blonde hair and even turn it brassy, so it is really important to protect it. Before you leave the house, use a hair product that contains UV protection. Do not Brush Wet Hair Bleached hair is even more brittle and prone to breakage when it is wet, so you should avoid brushing it. If you can’t get out the tangles with your fingers, just use a wide-toothed comb. If you follow these very helpful tips, you can improve the health of your bleached hair. If your hair is breaking off excessively, you should avoid bleaching it for a while. ~Katya...

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4 Hair Masks to Make at Home
Jun10

4 Hair Masks to Make at Home

Even if your hair is already in pretty good shape, it can still benefit from a good hair mask every couple of weeks. A hair mask can replenish moisture and help your hair look healthier. The good news is that you don’t have to spend a lot of money on one; you can create your own at home. Here are four hair masks to make at home. Olive Oil Mask One of the easiest hair masks you can make at home is an olive oil mask. All you need is olive oil. Just put about 1/4 cup of this oil into a bowl and warm it up in the microwave for 30 seconds. Apply it all over your hair, concentrating on the ends. This mask is really hydrating and will leave your strands shiny and smooth. Banana and Almond Mask Bananas and almonds can both moisturize your hair, so it makes sense to mix the two together. Combine one mashed up banana with three to four drops of almond oil. Apply it to your hair and leave it on for 20 minutes. Egg Mask If you hair is damaged and breaking off easily, you should make an egg mask. Eggs have a lot of protein, so they can strengthen your hair and make it healthier. Just mix two egg yolks with a few drops of olive oil and put it all over your hair. After about 20 minutes, rinse it out of your hair. Avocado and Mayonnaise Mask Avocados and mayonnaise are both rich in fats, so they are incredibly moisturizing for your hair. If you combine the two, your hair will look and feel great. All you have to do is mix 1/2 a cup of mayonnaise with a half an avocado. Then, apply this mask to your roots and ends for 15 to 20 minutes. All of these foods can be found in your kitchen and will greatly benefit your hair. If you use one of these masks at least once every two weeks, your hair will be a lot healthier. ~Katya...

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