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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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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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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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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How to Disinfect Your Makeup Using One Household Ingredient

If you find yourself with a break out, you should think twice about using your makeup to cover up the blemishes. It could be the culprit!

When your makeup is exposed to air, light, unclean hands or a dirty work space, bacteria grows which is then transferred to your skin during application. Consequently, these same cosmetics that you are using to cover your breakouts can actually make things worse. It’s a vicious circle! The good news? You can easily sanitize your makeup in no time at all using one simple household ingredient…

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2 Ingredient DIY Lotion Stick

With winter weather settling in, your skin can really take a hit in the moisture department. Between cold air, biting wind, and a drop in humidity, it’s no wonder our skin suffers during these dreary winter months! To ameliorate your troubled skin, give our DIY Lotion Stick a whirl.

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4 DIY Natural Face Scrubs

Looking for a cure for dull and dry skin in these harsh winter months? Face scrubs will exfoliate and hydrate your skin, leaving it feeling fresh, rejuvenated and silky soft.

Since our skin absorbs whatever we apply to it, it’s nice to know we can avoid the long list of ingredients you might find in standard face scrubs by making our own at home. They’re easy to make, they’re safe with no harsh chemicals or side effects, and you can make customizable scrubs using simple ingredients you probably already have at home. Read on to see 4 DIY face scrubs and learn how to make your own customizable scrub recipe — the possibilities are endless!

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Skincare Products: Comparison Shop to Save Big

We all live and breathe by our skincare products, whether it’s our favorite shampoo and conditioner that keeps our locks looking model-worthy or the heavy duty moisturizing lotion that saves our skin during February’s wintry weather. We always seem to be shopping for the latest and greatest, or simply our tried and true favorite, skincare products, spending money every month on the essentials that make up our toiletry arsenal.

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Fashion and Beauty Gifts for Valentine’s Day

A woman really glows when she can feel beautiful on the inside and out. If you want to give a Valentine gift this year to show the woman in your life just how gorgeous she is to you, we have some amazing ideas here to choose from. With lots of options such as perfume, accessories, even hand made soap, you can find a gift worthy of all the beauty your Valentine brings to your world!

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