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
Keep your skin safe from the sun with these three summer-ready tips.
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
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
Check out the latest eye makeup styles for spring and summer, 2013.
Warm weather is on the horizon and with it we often think of spring cleaning. But don't pare down your make-up bag or drawer just yet. Take a look at some of the fun, easy ways you can have a fresh look with just your peepers. All Lined Up Eyeliner is having a moment right now and it is a big one. It is all about finding new ways to experiment with one of the beauty industry’s often shunned products. We buy liners with good intention and for experimentation but then tend to move ... Continue Reading
3 tips to take you from the dry winter season to skin-baring spring.
A new season is upon us, even if the weather seems to be telling us a quite different story. Get yourself ready for this season of renewal with radiant skin - just by following a few simple tips. Lighten Up In the warmer months we wear (or should) lighter make-up and want our skin to look brand new and blemish free. The goal is to wear less make-up and the best place to start is by changing your moisturizer. Ditch the heavy winter creams and pick up a suitable day lotion with an SPF ... Continue Reading
Three ways to get clear and beautiful skin, starting today!
Great skin doesn’t happen overnight. It is a work in progress. If you want clear, youthful looking skin later in life then start working on it now. You Are Not My Sunshine Stay out of the sun. One of the best (and safest) things you can do to prevent signs of aging is to protect it from the sun. Harmful UVA and UVB rays can cause wrinkles, pesky dark spots and possibly future cases of skin cancer. Use a daily, non-pore clogging SPF with a rating of 30 or higher to keep the rays ... Continue Reading
Be smart about your skin care and make-up purchases by looking for key items to avoid.
Buying skin care and make up is confusing enough what with the vast amount of choices between brand names and generic options. And now there's controversy surrounding skin care products and their ingredients, making it challenging for us to know just what is safe and what is not. Labels tend to make it even more confusing and overwhelming when we aren't sure what we're looking for. Sometimes we are tempted by the lure of labels reading "younger skin in 30 days". But knowing the safer choices ... Continue Reading
Try one (or all) of these three spring nail trends!
The first signs of spring might be the daffodils breaking through the soil - but showing off luscious pastel tipped manicure is another way to welcome warmer weather. Here are the best trends and colors in nail polish for spring 2013. The Not-So-Proper Pastels Put away those old ideas about pastels being prim. This year’s crop of colors is cream-based and not as polite. Think a shade beyond lilac, a soft yellow with a brighter burst of sun and soft mint green. ButterLondon’s spring ... Continue Reading
Get ready for your next GNO with a basic black outfit accessorized with sparkling jewelry, metallic makeup, and studded heels.
Girls night in can be a lot of fun but sometimes it's fun to get all glammed up for a girls night out on the town. Never mind the chill, take the plunge and schedule a special night out with your friends. And don't forget these style tips! Work Your Backdrop It is easy to get carried away when you head out for a night on the town. Remember to keep it simple with your outfit. Think of it as a backdrop to your ensemble. Opt for an all-black outfit - whether it is a cute little dress, ... Continue Reading
Treat yourself with a relaxing gift and sexy lingerie this Valentine’s Day!
Don’t deny it. You love presents just as much as the rest of us. Valentine’s Day is next week and with it comes another excuse to shower those you love with special gifts in the name of love, Cupid, commercialism and chocolate. Why wait for that certain someone to give those gifts? Give yourself exactly what you - and your closet - need, whether it is a beautiful new shade of lipstick or hot pink heels to put a kick in your step. Say Yes to Lingerie Trashy, vampy, ... Continue Reading