Hair and Makeup Brushes – How to Clean Them


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How to Clean Your Hair and Makeup Brushes Bacteria is everywhere and hair and makeup brushes are no exception. While we take care of our personal hygiene we rarely think to clean our makeup brushes, hair brushes and combs regularly. Every time you use a brush on your face or hair they pickup and store moisturizer and makeup, as well as deposits left behind from shampoo/conditioner and styling products. You don't need anything special to keep your brushes clean. In fact you probably have … [Read more...]

Homemade Skin Care


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Homemade Skin Care Nothing looks more beautiful than clean, healthy skin. Using things that come from the earth just feel good on your skin, and give your skin that smooth, natural glow. Let me share some of my favorite homemade skin care recipes and tips. Use these at your own discretion. Sugar and Olive Oil Foot Scrub 1/4 cup ¬†olive oil, any kind works 1/3 cup sugar Mix together to form a paste. Moisten feet and hands, scrub thoroughly, rinse and wash skin with any liquid … [Read more...]

Beauty How To: Those Eyes!


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Eyes Beauty How To Welcome to the first installment of beauty how to! With Winter still in full swing, and the extreme cold I have been feeling the past week, I decided to reflect that icy cold with my eye make up! Blue eye shadows have often gotten the shorter clich√© end of the stick. I mean really, blame the 80's and Mimi from the Drew Carey Show. However, when done right, and adding a hint of smoke, you have achieve a dramatically icy cool look. First things first. You need to have the … [Read more...]

Dry Hands? Heal them w/ this 1-Minute Manicure Recipe


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My Easy Dry Hands Fix I first heard about One Minute Manicure for dry hands on Oprah many years ago. Can you believe that I actually paid $30 for a jar of this "miracle" mixture of salt and oil? Now I know that I can make my own concoction for a lot less! I don't know about you, but this winter weather has wreaked havoc on my hands. No matter how much lotion I slather on, it has no affect on my dry, cracked knuckles. If you have been following us for a while, you know that I love mixing up … [Read more...]

Salons and the Things To Look For In Them


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What to Look for in Salons Beauty salons and tanning salons, we've all been in one or the other on a regular basis. I decided to become a manicurist 15 years ago when I got burnt out on the corporate world because I love beauty, I love what I do, I love being self employed, but most of all, I love doing something for someone else that makes them feel good. I know Salons I am a Master Technician for a company called CND; Creative Nail Design aka Solar Nail. This certification requires … [Read more...]

Salons – Do You Have To Pay Full Price?


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Scoring Salon Discounts Some of us are very loyal to our salons and some of us are not. Even though the beauty industry has taken a hard hit in our current economy, some salons still let you know how much they appreciate you and offer you discounts. Perks at Salons for Regular Clients Do they have a mailing list? Many salons will send monthly service specials to their clients as well as product promotions via email. Emails are also sent to let you know if they have an upcoming … [Read more...]

Green New Years resolutions ~ taking time for you!


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Green Resolutions Who needs all those chemicals when we can go green? We all get busy around the holidays and everyday, really, so I wanted to remind everyone just how important it is to take time to unwind and pamper yourself. Here's some great ways to do that naturally. Nothing looks more beautiful than clean, healthy skin. I've never been much of a makeup wearer and it shows. Using things that come from the earth just feels good on your skin and gives your skin that smooth, natural glow. … [Read more...]

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