Tips for Growing out your Hair

So you have decided to grow out your short hair, but do you have what it takes? Many people think it just means no haircuts. Sure, that may work, but it’ll take longer, look messy and you’ll end up needing to cut it short again to get rid of all those inevitable split ends. Here are some tips that may help this long road ahead be a little less rocky.

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Salon Perfect Manicure at Home

Many of us have been guilty of admiring the perfectly manicured nails of the woman at the grocery store check out, or the flawless nails of the model on the cover of a favorite magazine. Spending the time, and money, to go to the salon to get a manicure may not be in the cards for you, but you deserve those pretty nails too! Discover ways to help get a salon perfect manicure in the comfort of your own home.

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A Guide to your Hair Consultation

Having a consultation with your hairstylist is a very important part of every hair appointment, not just when you’re looking for a change. It allows you to play a vital role in the outcome of your hair. Arm yourself with the knowledge of what should be discussed during your consultation to minimize the chance of any misunderstanding.

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The Benefits of Rosewater

Would a rose smell as sweet if it were called anything but a rose? Probably, and it would have just as many benefits. It is no surprise that Cleopatra used roses to lure her lovers into her palace, and that ancient cultures have been benefiting from its countless bounties for centuries. Rosewater is filled with incredible powers and the best part is, it is readily available.

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Natural Skincare by Cecilia Wong

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One of the hardest things on a mission to use cleaner, greener, healthier skin products is finding products that actually work.

It’s work in progress for us at Daily Mom as we learn more and more about what’s good and what works. Our recent surprising discovery has been a Holistic Skin Care line by Cecilia Wong, 100% natural, non toxic and cruelty free.

What makes Cecilia Wong skin care so different from more mainstream natural brands is that its products have the feel of very expensive hi-tech creams but use only all natural ingredients, herbs and botanicals.

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Fashionista: Holiday Gift Guide

Fashionista - Holiday Gift Guide

We all have the fashionista friend, the one who always looks immaculate! She knows the latest trends and seamlessly works them into her wardrobe with her classic pieces. You may be the jeans and tee type and have no idea how to buy for a friend whose fashion is flawless! Don’t start rifling through high fashion magazines just yet — look at our fashion forward finds for your friend! We’re sure you’ll find the perfect gift for the fashionista on your list!

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Dark Natural Nail Polish for Fall

Looking for a fantastic collection of dark, non-toxic nail polishes this fall, free of known carcinogens found in typical nail polishes? Daily Mom has a rounded up a list of health-conscious, trendy color choices to spice things up with dark tones and compliment your autumn wardrobe. Our non-toxic dark nail polish picks will keep you polished and pretty long after the leaves fall!

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5 minute makeover

You are a mom on the go and there is simply not enough time in your morning to put on a full face of expertly applied cosmetics. You don’t want to look like a frumpy wife or mom, especially since you are already a beautiful woman, but what’s a girl to do? Take 5 minutes to try out this simple makeup routine and you’ll find that you can highlight your naturally luminous features AND still have time to make breakfast, pack lunches and find your little one’s lost shoe!

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Easy DIY Lip Balm

With just a few simple ingredients, you can make your own moisturizing lip balm in under 5 minutes. You can also add a hint of color with leftovers from your favorite lipstick or blush! After you give this DIY a try, you’ll never go back to buying name brand lip balm again.

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Best Products to Add Natural Oil to Your Hair


As women, we do everything imaginable to repel and ban oil from our hair. We know that too much oil can make our hair look greasy, hang limply, and give our overall appearance a “dirty” look. We use products such as dry shampoo, clarifying shampoo and we wash our hair every morning to keep oil at bay. What is all of this doing to our hair? It is drying the hair shaft, clarifying shampoos with sulfates are stripping the proteins, and we are damaging our hair to the point of breakage and fraying. We don’t want to look oily but we do want healthy hair. What’s a girl to do?

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The Shelf Life Of Your Cosmetics

Let’s face it; makeup is expensive. A well stocked makeup bag is often the sign of years of hunting and gathering. Your friends might be jealous of your drawer of MAC eye shadows that represent the entire line since their first store opened in 1991, but is your 20+ year stockpile actually doing you more harm than good? While most makeup contains antibacterial ingredients and preservatives, the chemicals and ingredients still have a distinct shelf life. While companies are not required to include an expiration date on their cosmetic products, research over the years suggests that they should be tossed over time to avoid health risks. The following is a helpful list of basic makeup products and their suggested replacement time frames:

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