Sep
26
2011

Stay Beautiful This Fall – Autumn Beauty Tips

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The long hot summer is over, and with it goes summer makeup and beauty care. Fall, with its cooler weather has a whole different set of beauty problems. Here are some tips to keep you looking fresh this fall. Hair Care Make sure to deep condition your hair once a week. The dryer air and cooler temps of the fall can dry out your locks in a heartbeat. You don’t want your hair looking as [...]

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Sep
13
2011

Blake Lively Hair Tutorial

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If you’ve been admiring Blake Lively’s hair on Gossip Girl, you’re not the only one. Her hair style is fast becoming the number one requested cut in salons. Want to know how to get those sexy waves? I’ve put together a little tutorial. Prep your hair by using a moisturizing shampoo like Kerastase Bain Satin 2. You’re going to be using heat styling, and you want your hair to be soft and silky. You’ll keep [...]

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Sep
6
2011

Green Ideas for Daily Living

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If you want to green your life, one of the first things you need to do is learn to think outside the box. There are green solutions in almost all areas of your life. All it takes is a little creative thinking. And if all that feels overwhelming – just read about the 13 year old boy who figured out a way to make solar panels 50% more efficient. He studied the patterns of trees [...]

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Aug
29
2011

Green Tips for College Life

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So, you’re going off to college. Exciting, isn’t it? Most colleges give out a list of ‘must-haves’ for incoming freshmen, but here are some green and money saving tips for that list, as well. Get a bicycle. You might need a car for longer trips, but for getting around campus there’s nothing more convenient and energy saving than a bike. You won’t have to pay for a parking pass or hunt for parking. You’ll save [...]

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Aug
18
2011

Easy Back To School Hair Styles

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Summer’s almost over, and you’re ready to go back to school. How are you going to wear your hair? You want casual and easy to style, especially at first. Who wants to roll out of bed and spend hours on their hair? These styles will get you going in a hurry and keep you looking great without a lot of fuss. Use a texturizer in your hair for maximum volume, and let your hair go [...]

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Aug
18
2011

Back to School Skin Care Tips

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If you’re heading back to school – either high school or college – you want your skin to look its very best. You’ll start the school year fresh-faced and glowing when you follow this very simple regimen. Wash your face twice a day with a gentle cleanser. Using harsh cleansers that strip all the oils from your face actually make your oil glands produce more oil. Harsh cleansers or exfoliants can also irritate any bumps [...]

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Aug
17
2011

The Power of Aloe

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Aloe Vera has been used in beauty products throughout history. It’s been documented that ancient Egyptians used aloe vera frequently – both Cleopatra and Nefertiti used aloe vera in their daily beauty routine. The aloe vera plant is not a cactus, as many people believe it to me. It’s a lily. Whatever it is, this succulent plant packs a big punch in the beauty product world. A search for ‘aloe vera’ on StocknGo showed me [...]

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Aug
17
2011

Green Your Beauty Routine

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I talk a lot about greening your life, but so far, I’ve left beauty routines out of it. I thought it was too hard … but I was wrong. I recently decided to find some ways to make my beauty routine as green as the rest of my life is. Surprisingly, there were some easy ways to do it. Try more eco friendly products. L’oreal makes an Ever Pure brand of hair products that are [...]

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Aug
17
2011

Best Beauty Products for the Price

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I don’t know about you, but I’m always looking for great beauty products that don’t cost the earth. I have to pick and choose my beauty products – they have to give me value for my money. I’m on a budget – like most of the rest of the world – and I can’t spend money like a celebrity to look good. About.com did an article called 65 Best Beauty Products, and these are my [...]

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Aug
16
2011

Don’t Let Your Shower Damage Your Hair

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Did you know your daily shower might be damaging your hair? It’s true. Use the following tips to keep your hair shower safe. Don’t stress your hair with water temperature. Using steaming hot water to wash your hair and then following up with a freezing cold rinse – which is often recommended to help you achieve shiny hair – can stress your hair. Not only will it dry it out, negating your moisturizing shampoo or [...]

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