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...]

Homemade Hair Bows Are Simple To Make


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Homemade Hair Bows Homemade hair bows can save you quite a bit of money, can be made to match any outfit, and can be made in any size you want. Why spend $4-$8  for one bow when you can make them yourself? After breaking down the price, the three finished bows in this post cost me less than $2.00 each to make. To make your own homemade hair bows, you will need the following: Homemade Hair Bows Materials: 2-3 spools of coordinating Grosgrain ribbon 4-5 12 inch wood dowels ¼ to ½ inch … [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 cliché 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...]

Homemade Margarita Salt Scrub


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Homemade Margarita Salt Scrub I love mixing stuff up in the kitchen to use as homemade beauty treatments. I made the yummiest smelling Homemade Margarita Salt Scrub that will leave you wanting to lick your hands! An advantage of making your own is not having to spend a lot and it doesn’t contain lots of chemicals.  Homemade Margarita Salt Scrub Recipe 1 cup Sea Salt 2 ounces olive oil 1 Tablespoon White Tequila Juice & Zest of 1 Lime Homemade Margarita Salt Scrub … [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...]

Homemade Sugar Scrub and Healthy Feet


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Homemade Sugar Scrub Follow me to learn how to make a homemade sugar scrub! Being that I am in the beauty industry, I am always on the lookout for a more natural approach to some of my services and when the economy started getting tight so did my supply budget. I also have a problem paying an exorbitant amount of money for something that doesn't do a good job or that is mostly made up of water, soap and not enough grit. This is an aggressive paste so I only use it on feet and hands. No … [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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