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Eat Your Way to Healthy Hair

healthy-hairIf your hair has been in a bad condition, restoring your locks may be as easy as a trip to the grocery store. Incorporating new foods into your diet can have a dramatic effect on the look and feel of your hair. If you start treating your body from within, you will notice more shine and elasticity in your hair, skin and nails. So lets take a look at what you need to eat to grow healthier hair.

Dry Hair

Dry hair can be due in part to a lack of vitamin A. It is essential to the production of the genes that control and process called Read More

Would You Make a Good Blonde?

www.google.comDid you see the Golden Globes? So then you know that blonde hair remains the most popular hair color in America. So many shades of blonde! Most women with blonde hair are actually not naturally blonde. And even if they are, with age hair tends to darken to at least a dishwater or dirty blonde. I try to think outside the box and believe that anyone can go blonde. From allover blonde or “platinum” to a “bronde” – a heavily highlighted brunette. But only a masterful colorist can determine how much blonde you can handle and what particular tone will look good on you.
If you’re thinking of taking the plunge and going blonde, consider all the options to make sure you’ll look good as a blonde. Here’s how to tell if you will. Read More

Red Lip Glamour for NYE!

Ruby WooDecember is coming to an end and it has been quite a year for makeup, skin care, hair and nails. I’ve tried a ton of different products and learned a lot of how-tos. But there is one more thing to mention before we welcome 2014. What will you wear on your lips for the big New Year’s Celebration? Here are my favorite five red lipsticks that no girl should go without, especially on New Year’s Eve. They’re sure to turn heads and make you feel special.

Quick tip: when applying red lipstick please use a lip brush so you can built the color slowly. To make it last all night- blot lips with a tissue between each layer of application. And lastly, your lips must be the center of attention so keep your eye makeup to a minimum. Read More

Last Minute Gifts

gold-christmasChristmas is next week! Are you still not sure what to get your loved ones? When in doubt, get them something they can pamper themselves with. After all, who doesn’t appreciate a gift of beauty? Some of these gifts can also be your stocking stuffer. I found these five last minute gifts anyone can appreciate. Ok, lets go down the list.

1. Clarisonic for face and body is my number one go to gift. It’s like having a large electric toothbrush but for the face. What’s not to like? Makes me feel pampered every time. Your hubby can use it too. Just give him his own detachable brush. Unisex all the way! Read More

Cleansing on the Go!

Closeup photo of removing eye makeupDecember is a busy month and most of us will be traveling for the Holidays. Sometimes being away causes us to break our normal beauty routine. Dinner parties, too many martinis, and then, the inevitable happens: you go to bed in a full face of makeup. But do not fret! To make cleansing easy and low maintenance, keep makeup wipes on hand. Just swipe off makeup with already-moistened towelettes, and call it a night. It is so easy! You don’t even need to go to the bathroom, keep a pack nearby, and clean up right before you hit the pillow.

When you sleep in makeup, your skin is missing peak times to breathe and repair itself. This can put your skin at risk for any number of problems. Read More

Men And Skincare

Bolin Webb RazorTHIS ONE’S FOR YOU, GENTLEMEN! (Ladies learn some tips for your man in case he is not reading this!)
Have you noticed more and more men’s skin care products popping up on the market? That’s because there is a heightened interest from men. Some men who used to wash their face with bar soap are realizing that there are better ways to take care of their skin. Below are a few products men swear by. Derived from plant and seed extracts, these luxe products moisturize, reduce redness, and fight wrinkles-without leaving you feeling greasy. By the way, info on this sexy razor is at the bottom of this story. Read More