Do ‘Knot’ Get Tied Up & Learn How To Grow Long, Luscious Locks
Mar28

Do ‘Knot’ Get Tied Up & Learn How To Grow Long, Luscious Locks

Some time ago you fell into the short hair fad and chopped off your mane, thinking a little ‘pixie’ never hurt nobody. And while you may have rocked the heck out of  that style, (unlike Penny from The Big Bang Theory) you just realized you oh-so regret it. Hey, it’s just hair, it will grow back, right? Of course it will. Problem is, you want it to grow now. You are tired of waiting for your strands to be long enough to braid, tie up in a bun and wear down in that carefree feminine way. Luckily, you can help your hair grow faster with just a few adjustments in your haircare routine. Trim your hair I know, I know, cutting your hair is the last thing you want to do when you are growing it back, but hear me out here. As your hair grows, the ends get damaged, no matter how careful you are. It’s a fact of life. And damaged ends are fragile and end up breaking off, which will, you guessed it, make your hair shorter. So trim the ends every month and a half or so to avoid breakage. As a bonus, your hair will actually look healthier as it grows! Take care of your scalp Do the smart thing and go straight for the source. If your hair gets a bad start, it will not grow as long or as healthy as it could. What’s worse, dead skin cells, oil and dirt accumulate on your scalp and actually make it harder for your hair to grow, which will considerably slow the process down. Use a gentle shampoo that’s right for your skin type and gently massage your scalp every time you are in the shower, this will remove all the impurities and promote blood circulation, improving hair growth. Change up your shower routine Ultra hot water might be nice and relaxing, but it can actually dry out your hair. Dry hair is brittle and prone to breakage, so you want to avoid that. Wash your hair with warm or even cool water to keep your strands hydrated and healthy. Once you are out of the shower, be careful when you dry your hair. Your wet locks are fragile, so you don’t want to wrap them up in a towel as soon as you are out of the shower. Twisting wet hair in a tower will break strands and increase hair loss. Instead, pat your hair dry, gently, either with a towel or an old, clean, cotton shirt. Style with care If you absolutely must style your hair with heat, find a way to...

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Laundry 101: Don’t Let Your Washing Machine Eat Your Delicates
Mar20

Laundry 101: Don’t Let Your Washing Machine Eat Your Delicates

You spent time, money and effort to build a wardrobe that makes you look good and showcases your personality, so it’s understandable you want your clothes to last as long as possible. To at least last longer than your last 12 boyfriends. Tags come with care instructions. Which is awesome, but they are often impossible to understand. And when it comes to delicates, it’s even harder. Should you hand wash them? Is it always necessary? Is the gentle cycle on your machine gentle enough? Everything depends on the individual item, of course, but here are some general tips to take good care of your loved wardrobe.  If you are careful, you can use your washing machine to clean “hand wash” items. I mean, you could actually hand wash your delicates, but that’s a sucker’s game. Sure, there are very delicate fabrics that you will need to hand wash or risk losing them. But there are others that, while can lose their shape, stretch or snag on rough washing cycles, can manage gentle cycles just fine. You probably don’t want to take chances on extremely valuable or irreplaceable items, but there are a few things you should take into account when machine washing delicates.  First, some washing machines are gentler than others. Front load machines are not as rough as those that load from the top, and older appliances are not as gentle as more modern ones. Once you decide your washing machine can be trusted with your precious clothes, it’s time to get a mesh lingerie bag and some gentle, natural detergent. Set your machine for cold water, a gentle/hand wash cycle, and don’t use too much detergent. Put your delicates in the bag, you can put more than one per bag, but don’t overcrowd them. And stick some other clothes in the cycle, to balance out the load. Just make sure you don’t include bright colored cotton clothes, towels or other roughs fabrics, as they can damage your delicates.  Once the washing cycle is done, you should never dry your delicates in the dryer, as this will damage the fabrics. Even if your dryer has a delicate cycle, it is still likely your clothes will shrink or snag. Instead, hang your clothes to dry or, if the fabric is prone to stretching, lay flat to dry, so it doesn’t lose its shape.  Finally, for you bra-wearers out there. None of this advice apply. Bras are expensive and delicate and your machine will shorten their lifespan. Does this mean you have to hand wash them? Not really, because I have a secret for you: salad spinners. That’s right, just...

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7 Items Any New York Girl Needs In Her ‘Sex And The City’ Closet
Mar14

7 Items Any New York Girl Needs In Her ‘Sex And The City’ Closet

‘Awe! The wonders of being a single gal in New York city.’ claimed Carrie Bradshaw in the popular TV show Sex and the city. Well, single or taken, just being a girl comes with so many pros. We get to go through beauty rituals to beautify our skin. Hair products that can turn a matte, raggedy-ass bunch of locks into silky rays of sunshine hanging from your head. Being a girl is beyond amazing, but being a girl in New York comes with certain benefits. You have to be ready at all times. Ready for your next meeting ,your next internship, and the premise you ‘never know who you might meet.’ Here are 7 items you need to keep in your closet for any glamorous situation in the big city.  High boots and over-the-knee boots. This is the mother of all items. You might be wearing a badass outfit to give the impression you are equally badass at negotiating or rocking that internship, but the truth is, your outfit might be lost in the city until you pair it up with some amazing boots that work as a signature statement. ‘I can walk in these heels, and be 10 feet taller, so imagine how I’d walk all over the competition. Hire me.’   Lace it up! Lace underwear is an instant confidence boost  you wear under your professional and trendy outfit. This will five you the security to feel sexy, flirtatious and feel like you can take over the world. Plus, you never know if you could end up meeting a hunky sexy version of Mr. Big while out for coffee or lunch break. And that goes to show, you better be ready if you plan on pulling a Samantha.    Everybody was Kung-Fu fighting…over the best way to get your attention! Girl, you need some leather in your life. Whether you go for real or fake, a biker jacket makes you look empowering and sexy, and you end up getting a lot of attention for good reasons. Girls want your jacket and guys want what’s underneath. Nobody will mess with you at the next partner’s meeting if you show up looking like you ride the new Luis Vuitton bike. Even if it doesn’t exist, people will get the message.   Little black dress. This is the signature item your NY closet needs asap. This little number can be paired up with matte leggings, leather leggings, skinny jeans and stockings. Boots, high-heels and flats go perfect with this little number. You can go from casual date to the opera, to eating a fashionable burger at Mickey D, and then...

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12 Ways To Dress Right For Your Short Height
Mar06

12 Ways To Dress Right For Your Short Height

There are Big & Tall stores but are there any Small & Short stores? Unfortunately there are not. As the world never says, “Shorty…It’s not your birthday.” You can stop crying though. There are many ways to make any outfit look amazing on your short, petit figure without having to shop in the junior section. You can leave GAP Kids behind and graduate to GAP. Unlike amusement parks, you are tall enough to go on this fashion ride. Here are 12 ways to dress right for your short height without going above and beyond. 1. Mono Is Better Than Poly – When it comes to fashion that is. When you are short the last thing you want to do is section off your body by wearing many colors. Keep your color choice monochrome. 2. Above The Knee – No below the knee dresses for you. Keep your skirt and dress length above the knee. Showing off your legs elongates you. 3. 6 Extra Inches – Do not be afraid of walking in heels. Let them help you look taller and sexy at the same time. 4. Wedge The Difference –Afraid of heels? Then use wedges. They will give you height and are the safer choice. 5. High and Waisted – Rocking shorts with a high waist quality gives your short figure an illusion quality. It makes your legs look longer than they really are. 6. Mini Me – Skirts and dresses that are mini are great for short girls. Pair them with an elegant high heel and you have a show-stopping look. 7. Leave The Bell Bottoms – Jeans can be such a hassle. Stick with boot cut jeans since they make you look tall. Stay away from flared jeans and wide leg ones. You will look all swallowed up. 8. TUCK IT IN – Do not leave your shirt out if you are wearing jeans, shorts, or skirts. Tuck it in because if you leave it out it cuts your body in half and makes you look short. Only leave it out if it is a crop top or meets the top of the pants/skirts/shorts. 9. Keep It Thin – Thin belts are better than thick belts. Thick belts block your body and make you look shorter than you are. 10. Crop Only Pictures – NO CROP PANTS! There is no flood. Plus crop pants on short girls only do two things. They make you look like you have thick legs, and make it seem like you shrink clothes. 11. Make It Fit – Voluminous outfits and baggy clothes do no wonders for your petite body. Buy form fitted...

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7 Easy Ways To Get Thick Amazing Hair In No Time
Mar03

7 Easy Ways To Get Thick Amazing Hair In No Time

By nature, some of us are born with thick hair and some of us are born with thin hair. Face it. Not everyone can have nice thick, flowing hair like Rapunzel. At least you are not bald. Not that there is anything wrong with being bald. It actually is simpler to get thick hair. All you need is a wig. Anyway, if you are having trouble with your hair being too thin then learn how to make your thin hair thick. It is very easy even if you are thick headed. Stop combing your hair and get to reading this article. Here are 7 easy ways to get thick amazing hair in no time without stressing and pulling your hair out. 1. Egg It On – Beat one egg. Add it to your wet hair. Massage it to your scalp. Rinse with warm water. Avoid hot water because we do not want to scramble anything. 2. Avocado Thicko – Squish an avocado into a bowl; add an egg white, a dollop of honey, and some olive oil. Rub it all over hair. Make sure to massage it into your scalp; especially around the roots. Leave it for 20 minutes. Rinse it out and pat dry your hair. The avocado has vitamin A, B, D and E6 which are great for healthy hair growth. 3. Cut The Split – By getting rid of your split ends your hair will look fuller automatically. Short, bob cuts make your hair look thicker. Always cut at an angle. 4. The Essentials – Various essential oils can thicken your hair. Some include lavender, rosemary, chamomile, coconut, thyme, cedar oil, and more. Pour four to five drops into your shampoo to gradually thicken your hair while you wash it. You can also massage 10 to 20 drops onto your scalp making sure to rub the oil on the tips of your hair. 5. Boost The Volume – Purchase organic hair products. Look for volume-boosting hair lifters to use while combing your hair so that it helps give you the thickness you desire. Stay organic with all of your hair products since they will keep your hair from becoming brittle, dry, and chemically-damaged. 6. Not Every Day – Washing your hair every day can cause your hair to become brittle and fall out. Why? You wash away a lot of the natural oils. Use a dry shampoo every other day. It will help thicken your hair. You can also braid your hair and spray it with color hair powder or dry shampoo to add some thickness. 7. Eat And It Thickens – A cause of thin...

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7 Easy Ways To Get Rid Of Female Facial Hair
Mar01

7 Easy Ways To Get Rid Of Female Facial Hair

We have all had this happen to us. We put on our makeup and head on out. While we are shopping other shoppers are giving us looks. Some give us the ‘you have froth’ sign language signal except we are not drinking Starbucks. Then we realize. OMG! We have facial hair. A MUSTACHE! What is so wrong with that? We are woman and we are not auditioning to become the bearded lady! Oh! I hear it pays well…anyway. Here are some sure easy ways to get rid of facial hair without having to scream, “OH PLUCK!” 1. Lemon Sugar Mask – Mix 10 tbsp. of water, 2 tbsp. of sugar, and 2 tsp of fresh lemon juice. Rub it on your face against the grain. The lemon will help bleach your facial hair. Do this for a couple of weeks and you will see less facial hair. 2. Oily Shave – Use jojoba oil or coconut oil on the facial hair you are going to shave. The oil makes the area smoother to shave and it will be less likely to irritate. 3. Turmeric Mask – Mix 2 teaspoons of turmeric with enough milk to form a paste. Soak the turmeric in the milk. Apply to area with facial hair and let sit for 20 minutes. Rinse with warm water. You will have smooth skin and no facial hair. If you still have facial hair then you mixed the paste wrong. 4. Bleach ‘Em – by bleaching your facial hair it is easily blended to your skin tone. I recommend purchasing a kit from the store. Remember to be careful to not bleach your lips while you are trying to get rid of the mustache. 5. Egg-tastic Hair Removal – Mix the egg white of one egg with one tablespoon of sugar and half a tablespoon of corn flour. Beat it until a smooth paste forms. Now put it on your face and make sure to apply it liberally in the facial hair areas you want gone. Once it dries, anywhere between 20-30 minutes, peel it off with a little tug and you will see the facial hairs come right up with the dried mask. 6. Eat It Away – Start adding soy, soy milk, tofu, flaxseeds, fennel herb, alfalfa, and licorice. Why? They contain phytoestrogen which is a plant hormone similar to estrogen. These foods will help in not growing unwanted facial hair. It is like the opposite of testosterone. 7. Banana Oatmeal Scrub – Mix one ripe banana with a teaspoon of oatmeal. Now rub in a circular motion as you apply it to your face. The banana...

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