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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Pretty in Pink: Shopping for Awareness

In 2015, an estimated 231,840 women in the United States will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer. Sadly, it is also estimated that 40,290 women will lose their lives to breast cancer. October is set aside as Breast Cancer Awareness month. The whole country goes pink to spread the word and raise money to help those who are already sick and to increase research to save more lives. One way to help give a little to this cause that hits so close to home is to shop for brands that have pledged to donate all or some of the proceeds from certain items to breast cancer causes. We have put together a few amazing brands that are doing just that. These products are incredible and if you buy them this month, they will leave you feeling pretty in pink, knowing your money has gone to help save the lives of women today and women in the future.

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Five Minute Makeup Tips

When we became moms, we didn’t realize how much our personal care fell to the wayside. During those newborn days, being able to shower felt like a personal accomplishment. It’s true that we tend to spend less time on ourselves, but don’t we still want to feel confident?

We know there are plenty of moms who don’t ever spend more than five minutes on their makeup, busy or not. However, each mom (and woman, for that matter) can benefit from a go-to five minute makeup routine. With that in mind, today Meg from Meg O. On the Go shares her 5 minute beauty routine.

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Do-It-Herself Tween Girl Hair

Tween: the age between little girl and teenager.

Also, the age where your little girl no longer wants your help (or opinion) when styling her hair. Whether she’s following trends, following her fellow tween girls, or just following her own creative heart, your tween is ready to do her hair all on her own. If you have one or more of these girls in your home, here are some tips for your tween to tackle her own hair with minimum skill required.

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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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