Care-Package Must Haves for The College Girl

Care Package Must Haves for The College Girl

Do you have a daughter or granddaughter that just flew the nest away to college? If you don’t have kids that age yet, perhaps you are looking for a unique gift idea for your faithful babysitter as she leaves for college, or know someone overseas with the military. Regardless of the exact situation, care packages are a simple way to tell someone that you are thinking about them when you are apart. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite brands to feature in our college girl care package must have roundup for this fall.

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Back to School Beauty Basics

Back to School Season has come in like a lion and seems to be in full swing. Maybe your kids started in very early August, or maybe their first day is rapidly approaching. Regardless of when they start, one thing is for certain-if you have pre-teen or teenage girls you are certainly in for more than just clothes, shoes and new backpack shopping. Girls everywhere are concerned at younger ages than ever about things like hair-do’s, makeup and skin care. Many times, once your kids are rounding middle school, gone are the days of messy hair and unadorned faces. Today, we would like to tackle what can be a tough topic for many parents to come to terms with – the “beauty habits” of their teens. From some tips to a few great recommendations, this will hopefully ease some of the concerns you have or help to give them a good starting point.

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What is diaper rash and how do you stop it?

What is diaper rash, and how do you stop it

This is a sponsored post written by Daily Mom on behalf of Balmex for IZEA. All opinions are 100% ours.

Your sweet little baby is plagued with chronic diaper rash. What is it from? Is there anything you can do about it? Can you prevent it from occurring again? Read on to see what the common causes of diaper rash are- and how you just may be able to finally nip it in the bud.  

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Busy Mom Beauty Basics: BB Cream and Mascara

When you become a mother, the statement that “there is never enough time in the day” takes on a whole new meaning. Quickly, your time is no longer your own and you learn to adapt and adjust to a new routine. This new routine probably means that the time you used to spend primping and prepping in the bathroom has been drastically reduced, if existent at all. The good news? For starters, your children love you just as much with messy hair and sans makeup. For days when you need a quick pick-me-up or mornings where you are running to the office and out of time, there is still hope! BB Creams and CC Creams have become all the rage over the last few years, and with good reason. Smooth some of that on your face and make your eyes pop with a few classic swipes of mascara and you will be ready to tackle the day! Today we are bringing you some of our favorite creams and mascaras to help you narrow down the hunt for the perfect multi-tasking products. In our search we were specifically looking for products that are truly good for your skin and free of many harmful ingredients in order to showcase only the best!

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Clean Up Your Skin Routine

Clean Up Your Skin Routine

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.

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5 Reasons to Ditch Your Cheap Shampoo and Conditioner

5 reasons to ditch your cheap shampoo and conditioner

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!

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Makeup Bag Must-Haves: The Basics

Makeup Bag Must Haves- The Basics

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.

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4 Essentials for an at Home Spa Day

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.

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No Fuss Summer Hair

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.”

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On-Trend Makeup: Three For Summer

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.

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On-Trend Makeup: Three For Spring

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.

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Highlighting and Contouring Like a Pro

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.

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide: Beauty Edition

Mothers Day Guide Beauty Edition 2

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.

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Spring Hairstyles for Little Girls

Spring Hairstyles for Little Girls

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.  

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