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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Aug
15
2011

Treat Yourself Like a Queen

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Are you so busy taking care of everyone else that you don’t have time to take care of yourself? It’s a common problem with women – the ‘Superwoman Syndrome’. If you put everyone’s needs at the top of the list and let yours go to the bottom, you might be setting yourself up for a fall. In order to lead a balanced life, you need to take care of yourself, along with everyone else. Your [...]

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Aug
12
2011

Reducing the Costs of Sending Your Child to College

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If your no-longer-so-small child is heading for college, you might have to worry about furnishing their dorm room or new apartment, along with supplying them with health and beauty products. I went through this a couple of years ago, and it can be a budget killer. College is expensive enough – add in health and beauty items that they’re going to need and stuff for the dorm, and it can send your budget into a [...]

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Aug
12
2011

Beat the Back To School Blues

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Summer is almost over. School is getting ready to start. If you’re a parent, you might be breathing a sigh of relief. (Or even doing a little yay-back-to-school dance in private.) It might not be such a time of celebration for your children. Here are a few things that can help your child transition back to school. Listen to your child and if she has fears, acknowledge them. Don’t try to soothe – it’s not [...]

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Aug
12
2011

Moisturizing Your Fine Hair

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Is your fine hair dry? If so, you have a problem. You want to moisturize your hair, but you don’t want to weigh it down. Fine hair has a tendency to go limp, and any product that adds weight can add to that problem. How many times has your hair looked great in the morning, then two hours later it’s flat and limp again? You don’t want to leave it dry, either. Dry hair is [...]

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