Jul
5
2011

Treating Damaged Hair

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If your hair is damaged, it’s time to take control. There are lots of things that cause hair damage. It can be environmental – sun damage, especially. If you color or chemically treat your hair, that’s damaging as well. Probably the most common way we damage our hair, however, is heat styling. Whatever the reason for your hair damage, you can bring life back to your locks. It’s easy and only takes a little time [...]

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Jul
5
2011

Easy Summer Hairdos

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These low-maintenance, natural looking hairstyles look and feel great. Your hair will be soft, touchable, and beautiful. They don’t take long to do, either – it is summertime after all, and you don’t have time to fuss with your hair for hours. You might like these sexy summer hairstyles so well that you’ll continue wearing them into the winter months. Side Ponytail The side pony is easy to do, and you look cute and pulled [...]

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Jul
1
2011

Keep Your Nails Healthy

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Nails are usually healthier when you keep them natural and naturally shaped. All they need is a little TLC to stay healthy and beautiful. Healthy, natural nails aren’t hard to maintain. Of course, a lot of women like to grow their nails out long or use tips. You might also have acrylic nails, or change your nail polish frequently. If you do this, your nails will require a little extra maintenance. Moisturize regularly to keep [...]

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Jun
30
2011

Shampoos and Conditioners for Brunettes

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There’s been a recent resurgence in brunette and dark hair in Hollywood, and that means my brown locks are now in fashion. After years of being upstaged by blondes, I’m now IN. It’s about time, I say. Perhaps because of this sudden brunette popularity, there are lots of companies that now make hair products specifically for brunettes. I was skeptical, at first. A shampoo and conditioner made just for brunettes? How could a shampoo make [...]

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Jun
29
2011

What Does Going Green Mean?

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We hear the terms all the time – reduce, reuse, and recycle. But what do they really mean in terms of our everyday life? Here’s a short explanation to help you with some ideas for going green. Reduce: This means cutting down on the energy you and your family are using, but that’s not all it means. Buy beauty products in bulk, choose products with less packaging, and do your laundry in cold water. It [...]

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Jun
29
2011

Brighten Colored or Highlighted Hair

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Ok, we’ve all had it happen: We dye or highlight our hair, and the color is gorgeous. In what seems like no time, the color has faded from rich to dreary. There is a noticeable loss of color and tone, and we’re just not happy with it anymore. Joico Color Endure can fix dull, dyed hair and extend the life of your highlighting or coloring. Really. It’s a process that preserves, protects, and nurtures your [...]

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Jun
28
2011

Have a Safe Independence Day

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Independence Day on the Fourth of July is the holiday that celebrates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. It’s the National Day of the United States, and there are going to be fireworks displays, parades, picnics and barbecues, and many other events on July 4th. And traditionally, there are going to be accidents and injuries. Sunburns, fireworks accidents, and many other minor injuries are common on the Fourth of July. [...]

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Jun
28
2011

Stop Biting Your Nails

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Nail biting is a common habit. It is usually not a serious problem, but it can become habitual, and it’s a nasty habit. It’s also a habit that can cause bacterial infections, bleeding, and even permanent nail damage, not to mention that it makes your manicure look horrible. It’s common during the teenage years, when about half of all people bite their nails to some degree. With some people, however, the habit lasts into adulthood. [...]

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Jun
24
2011

Home Manicure Tips

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I manicure my nails at home. How about you? At first, I wasn’t very good at it and it took me a long time. Now, my nails look great, and I can whip through a manicure in no time. It was a trial and error process for me. Here are some tips and tricks to help you with your own manicure. Sally Hansen’s Teflon Tuff Extra Strength nail protector makes my nails long, strong, and [...]

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Jun
24
2011

Green Summer Parties

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It’s summer time and you know you’re going to want to have a party one of these hot summer days. Whether it’s a barbecue or a picnic, there are ways you can make your summer party greener. Don’t use charcoal. Switch to a gas grill. You’re going to release much less carbon dioxide into the air, and the lighter fluid you use with charcoal is toxic. Fast lighting charcoal is soaked in cancer causing chemicals [...]

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