Your skin is the largest organ in your body, absorbing up to 5 lbs of makeup each year! Yes, you read that correctly! Everything you put on your skin gets absorbed into your bloodstream directly–bypassing the kidneys, your bodies built in defense system for the harmful chemicals that may enter via our food. This is all the more reason that some skin care experts are recommending that we start paying more attention to our skin care routine. From your soap and exfoliants, to your lipstick and eyeliner, it’s time to lend a more critical eye to what goes on your skin and into your body. This article will focus on your basic skincare products–from soaps and toners to your anti-aging lotions, creams, and serums.
Taking a stroll down your local grocery store’s shampoo aisle can be very intimidating. Between specialized formulas for hair types, chemically treated, or even curly hair, well, needless to say, there isn’t a shortage when it comes to shampoo and conditioner being accessible to everyone and their mom’s hair type. But, whether you’re shopping in a drug store, health store, or even your beauty salon, you need to arm yourself with knowledge to combat the toxic chemicals or irritants that lurk inside even the most popular brands of shampoo and conditioner!
Whether you are pruning your makeup collection or building from the basics up, having and maintaining a go-to makeup bag simplifies life and helps insure those few moments of self-care and pampering. Caring for your skin and applying makeup is not something to impress others; it is something meant to be a precious few moments to appreciate your beauty, and care for it, then enhance it. Here are a few tried and true products that will be great residents of your basic toiletry kit.
Doesn’t a day at the spa sound lovely? No screaming children and certainly no hiding in the bathroom for a few minutes of sanity. Just a day of bliss and relaxation. Like most busy mothers, surely this sounds like just what you may need. Unfortunately, this “Spa Day” can come at the expense of hundreds of dollars-for just the one day! While it may seem worth it to spend the money and savor every last relaxing minute, perhaps it is just not in the budget. Even if it is in the budget, consider getting the most for your money and creating a relaxing spa-day in the comfort of your own home.
Oh the woes of summer hair! Heat fizzling your hair into lumps of sweaty, limp locks? Humidity puffing your hair up into a bushel basket full of frizzy mess? We are here to rescue you, armed with three great summer styles that will have you playing your hair “A-Game.”
Summer is a season to decompress, relax, and enjoy all that warmer weather brings. Along those same lines, the on-trend makeup for summer is lighter in texture and stays set in the heat. Using more natural, longwearing products gives you better odds of keeping your best face forward as the day – and your makeup – wear on. Keep reading for more about on-trend cosmetics for this summer season.
Spring is upon us and most of the recent beauty buzz has been about how to best update makeup basics with fresh Spring color and texture. So, what’s on trend for Spring? Fresh dewy skin, a pop-of-color eye, and an exciting juicy lip color! See how to tie together the “Three for Spring” below.
From the beginning of time, lovelies have been utilizing products provided by Mother Nature for aesthetics. The most delicious and healthy beauty products can be found in your own kitchen cupboards. Below are 5 beauty recipes you can easily begin today!
Much like taking a great photo, a beautiful, glammed up face is a play on getting just the right lighting. Whether you are spending the day in the studio, under lights, or want a little special something for a night out, knowing how to fake great facial lighting is a skill you might want to carry around in your back pocket. Since Kim Kardashian’s makeup artist upped the anty on makeup drama using these illusion tactics, there has been much gab about highlighting and contouring. The following simplifies the process so you can try your hand too.
Mother’s are beautiful from the inside out. They devote themselves to their children and their families, tirelessly, and they love (almost) every second of it. Like most women, that doesn’t mean they aren’t addicted to beauty products. Whether it be a new fragrance, makeup, lotion or hair products, we are sure there it something that she loves. From a delectable new bottle of perfume to help her to smell even better, to some new makeup to help her feel ready to seize the day, we are sure you can find a gift here that will surprise and delight her.
Having a little girl is so much fun, and part of that is seeing her turn into a little lady. When your little girl begins to have choices when it comes to wearing her hair, it may be difficult as a mom to choose that perfect hairstyle that fits all of her activities. Here are a few simple Spring hairstyles that can be used on all types of hair–thick or thin, long or short (just under the ears)–and we think all of these styles look very sweet.
Are you tired of spending way too much on expensive eye creams full of who-knows-what? Good news is you don’t have to forgo your eye cream to save a little. We have discovered an all natural eye cream packed with anti-aging nutrients to help reduce dark circles and puffiness and soothe the delicate skin around the eye. And you can make it with 2 simple ingredients right in your kitchen!
Have you ever found yourself browsing through Pinterest to find the perfect, homemade gift for someone special in your life? Or, maybe you are looking to create something for yourself. Either way, look no further. We have come up with the most simple, easy and delightful gift that you can make at home in your very own kitchen. Put on your apron, and scrub up because you are about to make some pretty amazing all natural body scrubs. Read on to find out how.
Make up and beauty products can be a girl’s best friend. This can also be a love-hate relationship since it can cost us a fortune if we want the really high-end stuff. Did you know that one tube of lipstick can range anywhere from one dollar to over one hundred dollars? That can get really expensive when you want the whole kit and caboodle. We want to help you out a little in the beauty department, so we searched high and low to find the top ten beauty products for under ten dollars. You can thank us later, but for now, read on to discover what they are.
Winter is here and you know what that means right? Dry, itchy, white, flakey skin. Rough, cracked, chapped, dry skin. Need we go on? Using a simple store bought moisturizer will do, but wouldn’t you rather know exactly what is going on your skin? There are tons of hidden chemicals found in your everyday moisturizer so we have come up with a simple and easy way to make your own body butter right at home in your own kitchen. Read on to find out how.