The Best Swimwear of the Summer 2016

Are you ready to hit the beach and the pool this summer? The temperature is rising so get ready to splash around and cool off in the water in a new swimsuit. Don’t dig out that old tankini you’ve been wearing for years. You know your kids have outgrown their suits from last year. Celebrate summertime and get everyone a new swimsuit, including you! Here are our top picks for the best swimwear for the summer of 2016. 

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Fashion Guide – Summer 2016

Summertime fashion is the most fun. You can show a little skin. The patterns and colors are more vibrant. You can get a little flirty with your wardrobe and we love that! Besides looking amazing, you want clothes that will travel well and keep you cool and comfortable. You want accessories that will work with you even when you are on the go. We’ve put together some of our favorite styles in this Fashion Guide for the Summer of 2016. 

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How to Create the Perfect Beach Wave

Messy hair is in, but that doesn’t mean that you should run out of the house with bed head. Instead, why not try your hand at the “beach wave”? What? You don’t live at the beach? No worries!

While this simple look can be achieved with a curling iron or a straightener, today we’ll walk you through 7 easy steps to mastering the beach wave at home with your curling iron. Once you get the hang of it, the perfect beach wave is easy peasy.

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3 things you should tell yourself before getting into your swimsuit

It’s swimsuit season, usually a dreaded time for women everywhere, except for the ones whose bodies we ogle over, whose Instagram pictures we stare at until our eyes bleed, and those who make us feel like no matter how many hours we put into the gym or how many calories we count we will never amount to their bikini-goddess-role-modelness. What if this summer though, we learn how to embrace the body we’ve been graciously given, we try instead to become healthier rather than 6 pack toned, we enjoy our family and friends instead of living in the pit of gym-hell, and we tell ourselves a few things before getting into our swimsuit that might actually build us up instead of tear us down.

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How I Rescued My Morning Makeup Routine

Every mom dreams of peaceful mornings: a hot cup of coffee, a warm shower, and a relaxing start to her day. For most moms, however, that is rarely the case. Many times we are rushing ourselves out the door with our kids underfoot. Maybe you are a stay-at-home mom whose morning routine consists of hair in a messy bun, yoga pants on, and a quick brush of some makeup and you are out the door. Or you are a working mom who is expected to do more than the bare minimum to get ready each day and need something that is fast, easy, and provides the coverage needed to cover up those tired eyes and less-than-luminous skin. 

As a mom of three young girls, I am no exception. In fact, I’m more like the rule. Getting myself ready is usually low on the totem pole of the list of responsibilities I have in the morning, but I still like to have a decent amount of coverage before I head off to take my oldest to preschool or run errands. I want something that is light and easy to put on, looks natural, and helps to make me look fresh instead of the dead-tired exhaustion that I actually feel. That is where BareMinerals Complexion Rescue comes in to help me with my morning routine. 

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PinkBlush Maternity: Spring/Summer 2016

It’s not easy to be pregnant in the summer, but there’s nothing like some amazing new maternity clothing to help perk you right up! We’ve been big fans of PinkBlush Maternity for quite some time, and their latest spring/summer line is everything we’ve come to expect from this company: trendy, fashionable clothing at affordable prices. If you don’t want to break the bank buying maternity clothing this season, look no further than PinkBlush Maternity. 

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What You’ve Always Wanted to Know about Home Waxing

Home waxing is a wonderful way to set aside some ‘me’ time to relax and focus on a personal beauty routine. Less intrusive than stripping down to your skivvies in front of a stranger, home waxing provides convenience and all the benefits of waxing, without the cost of going to a salon.

In this post we’ll outline the basic questions about home waxing and help you decide if home waxing is something you want to try for yourself.

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Mother’s Day 2016: Top Fashion and Jewelry Gifts

We know that moms can end up in old sweatpants and a t-shirt a lot of days. Taking care of yourself just isn’t a priority with a pack of young ones under foot. Show the mom in your life how beautiful she is and treat her to something pretty to thank her for all she does for your family. If mama won’t treat herself, you need to spoil her this Mother’s Day.

Here are our top fashion and jewelry gifts for Mother’s Day.

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5 tips for At-Home Root Touch Up

This is a sponsored post written by us on behalf of Clairol Nice ’n Easy for IZEA. All opinions are 100% ours.

One of the great things about coloring your own hair with at-home coloring systems is that some of those systems offer a root touch up system. We all know that after a few weeks your roots start peeking through, but instead of having to color your hair again so soon, you’re able to just touch up the roots. There are a few steps to touching up your roots that you should follow in order to get optimal results.

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A Savior for Stinky, Sockless Feet

Socks are like straitjackets for feet, and finding a pair that doesn’t bunch up or have annoying toe seams is near impossible. No wonder kids act like rabid squirrels when forced to wear them. Adults get the option of going sock-free thankfully, and most casual shoes nowadays would look downright dorktastic with them anyway. There is just one teeny, tiny problem with going sock-commando: the putrid stench that comes from sockless feet. It’s awful… not to mention embarrassing!

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Put a Spring in Your Step with Rockport

It’s that time of year when the flowers are starting to bloom. So it’s time to pull out your spring wardrobe and put a spring in your step. The Rockport 2016 spring line is the perfect place to start when looking for that ideal pair of flats or heels to add to your wardrobe. This entire line is made for women on the move; it’s the one pair that you can start your day in and then wear into the night, providing you with a glove-like comfort to get you through. Keeping with the spring trends, the line has the most popular spring colors and fun patterns to match your style. Each pair is not only cute but also durable and comes in both suede or canvas. Now all you have to do is decide which ones are for you.

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Melody Lane – Spring Fashion For Every Stage of Womanhood

As women, we go through many different stages in our lives, so it only makes sense that there be clothing options that are not only comfortable and fitting to each stage, but beautiful and stylish as well. Every woman deserves to feel comfortable and gorgeous, whether she’s pregnant, breastfeeding, working outside of the home in a business environment or an avid traveler. No matter what stage you’re at in life, Melody Lane has you covered, with hand curated pieces that will work perfectly for you. And they just launched their spring line, which is sure not to disappoint!

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At Home Hair Color Step 2: Conditioning

AT HOME HAIR COLOR STEP 2 CONDITIONING

This is a sponsored post written by us on behalf of Clairol Nice ’n Easy for IZEA. All opinions are 100% ours.

In our previous post, we covered 3 Reasons to Choose at Home Hair Color, where we discussed the convenience, affordability and color variety of purchasing coloring systems versus going to salons for your coloring needs. It’s convenient because you’re able to purchase your color when you’re ready to color your hair and not have to wait for an appointment at the salon.

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3 Reasons to Choose at Home Hair Color

This is a sponsored post written by us on behalf of Clairol Nice ’n Easy for IZEA. All opinions are 100% ours.

Women have been relying on at-home hair color for their coloring needs for decades. The convenience and affordability of such systems are revolutionizing how women color their hair. Most coloring systems also include easy instructions and touch-up capabilities that make the hair coloring process seamless. Here are three reasons why choosing an At-Home Hair Coloring System makes sense, and some tips for when you color your hair at home.

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