As easy as it is to just throw on a flag t-shirt and head out to some fireworks, wouldn’t it be more fun and stylish to show your patriotism this July in a new way? Using your nails, hair and accessories to show off the good ol’ red, white and blue adds a pop of pride to your Fourth. Works of Art It’s hard not to jump on the nail art bandwagon - but it isn’t always easy to master it. The cool, fun, and funky designs seen on celebrities and many Pinterest boards are back for ... Continue Reading
Incorporate red, white and blue into your hair and accessories this Fourth of July.
Keep your skin safe from the sun with these three summer-ready tips.
If you're like me, you wait all year long for summer’s golden rays of sunshine to beat down upon you as you lay by the pool, get exercising outside and enjoy time with friends and family out of the house. There’s a catch though, All this outdoor times means blocking out the sun’s damaging rays. Beat the harmful effects of the sun - while still being out in it - with these tips that go beyond traditional sunscreen. Full Coverage Put on a hat! I sound like such a Mom, but it is true. ... Continue Reading
3 nail trends to try this summer: nude, brights, and sparkles!
It seems that when it comes to taking care of ourselves, moms often forget about their nails. It could be because of the time commitment or the expense of having someone else do them. Getting a professional manicure is not something my budget allows right now and I'm okay with that. While doing research on the current summer 2013 nail trends, I found there are definitely some that are easy and doable at home. From neutrals and pastels to brights and a little (or a lot) of sparkle, I'll show ... Continue Reading
Neon is still trending, here are three new ways to add it to your fashion ensemble.
Perhaps you've been waiting and hoping for the neon trend to disappear. Well, it hasn't. In fact, for spring/summer it is bigger than ever. A pop of neon can really lighten your daily look and add a dose of fun that screams hot weather and good times. Neon can be worn in a variety of ways - from work to play. Neon is all about brightening up your basic look, so pick a shade in a color you already like and feel is flattering to your skin tone. These colors are bright and draw attention and ... Continue Reading
Simple kitchen ingredients make glowing skin scrubs and masks.
Summer is just around the corner, which means it is time to show some skin. Say good-bye to dry, flaky skin and hello to radiant, refreshed skin that begs to be shown off. Using a few ingredients right in your home you can create natural at-home face and body scrubs that banish winter skin for good. About Face Using four central ingredients (baking soda, oatmeal, granulated sugar and coffee grounds) you can mix some truly terrific and beneficial facial scrubs depending on your skincare ... Continue Reading
Tips for wearing white on Memorial Day and beyond.
Memorial Day is this weekend. Traditionally this is the time to break out everything white in your wardrobe. Whether or not you follow this rule, you may still be hesitant about adding white to your wardrobe ... no matter what the season. Maybe you're afraid it will highlight some flaws, or you're worried that life is a little too messy. I’m here to tell you that it doesn’t matter your size or lifestyle: you can wear white right now, just in time for the holiday weekend. Be a Rule ... Continue Reading
Four modern ways to cover up – at the pool or the beach.
As a kid did your mom tuck you into a terry-cloth robe or mini-jacket after swimming? That was your cover-up and you probably hated it. Well, those days are over. Now, you can find a cover-up that is luxurious or economical, full coverage or see-through. No matter your style or budget, you can find what suits you and your suit best. We've got 4 different cover-up options, and endless possibilities: Tons of Tunics Tunics are probably the first type of bathing suit cover-up that ... Continue Reading
Ways to repurpose your old shirts into fun new dresses and skirts.
I love the idea of repurposing and reusing items. It's the ultimate way to go green. But what about clothing? Are you concerned it might wind up frumpy instead of stylish? I recently stumbled across the most amazing video outlining how to turn an ordinary men's button up shirt into a stylish dress. Best part yet, it doesn't require sewing or any other accessories aside from the shirt. Not only does Colour Heels Diary turn the shirt into a beautiful strapless dress, but also shows you how to ... Continue Reading
Looking for a more natural way to dye your hair? Check out one of these options.
Whether you are going gray or simply want to change up the color of your hair - most of the hair products are chocked full of potentially harmful chemicals. If you're looking for something a little more natural, there are definitely greener options available by many of your favorite brands. Here are the best options (in no particular order) that offer the most natural and brightest shades without the worry that chemicals can cause. EcoColors Hair Dye Permanent, gluten free, non-toxic ... Continue Reading
2013 swimwear includes ruffles, retro, and color blocking. Choose your trend today!
It's time to talk bathing suits ladies ... please don't cringe. The summer weather is rolling in and your kids are going to ask for some pool time soon, whether you're ready or not. Maybe some talk of the 2013 bathing suit trends will have you ready to shed those winter clothes, sit poolside and start soaking in those sun's rays. Fashionably, of course. Before we talk trends, one thing to always remember is to make sure you pick a style that you are comfortable with. There's no point in ... Continue Reading