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Sunday, April 30, 2017

Peels and Masks to Treat Your Feet with Before Sandal Season

After wearing boots for a couple of months, we're excited to finally whip out our retro sandals and peep-toe mules. But first, we want to show our feet a little love before they come out of hiding. If you want to do the same, you don't have to go to a fancy salon and spend a ton of money on a spa pedicure. You can get pamper your feet at home with amazing treatments.

5 Quick Tricks to Stop Stressing Out Right Now

Feeling frazzled? These simple mindfulness techniques will help you achieve instant calm.

You have a client meeting in 10 minutes and you're stuck in traffic. Your car breaks down the week rent is due. You realize you have more items on your to-do list than any human could possibly accomplish. Sound familiar?
Stress is an unavoidable part of our modern, hectic lives. But what if there were simple techniques you could use to restore your calm stat whenever life starts to feel overwhelming? 

What Your Teeth Can Tell You About Your Overall Health

The dentist may not be your favorite appointment, but it’s a necessity. 
Good oral hygiene saves you from more than just tooth decay, cavities and bad breath. It is critically important because it can help prevent certain medical conditions such as cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis.
And here’s something else: The state of your teeth, mouth and gums can clue your dentist into other medical issues you may need to address. By examining your mouth, your dentist can identify eating disorders, sleeping problems, anxiety, stress and more.
Below are some of the things dentists can see about your overall wellness just by looking your mouth: 


Healthy Chicken Pasta Salad is a spinach salad with penne pasta, grilled chicken, cherry tomatoes, toasted slivered almonds, and a fresh citrus vinaigrette.

Hey everyone! It’s Chelsea from Chelsea’s Messy Apron. I’m bringing a healthier spinach and chicken salad with pasta today and I hope you all love it!

Instead of the typical mayo or cream-laden based dressing, this dressing is very light and citrus-y making this salad so much healthier than most pasta salads. But it’s definitely NOT lacking on flavor. If you like lemon and orange, you will be obsessed with this dressing!

The Five Main Types of Hair Texturizers

If hair texturizer isn’t already a part of your hair care routine-it should be. You may be asking yourself: “Do I really need yet another product?” The answer is: Yes! Especially if we’re talking about hair texturizer. The right texturizer can give your hair volume and body without extensions, improve your hair’s natural texture and help you eliminate heat tools all together. This will save your hair from damage  and may also save you money in the long run because hair extensions are costly and can cause damage and breakage to your hair. Before we get into which products are the best on the market-let’s take a look at the five main types of hair texturizers.

The Five Main Types of Texturizers

Are you ready for beachy waves just in time for summer? A salt spray may just be the perfect texturizer for you. One downside of salt sprays is that they’re so gentle that they don’t drastically alter the texture of your hair, so this type of hair texturizer works best on naturally wavy hair. For those with stick-straight hair, spray the salt spray on wet hair and then rope braid two sections and let air dry.

#2: Gel and Pomade
Gel and pomade can be the perfect texturizer for those who want more hold. Use pomade to create a windswept texture on pixie cuts ,or use gel to tame and mold perfect curls. Special curl defining pomades are the best texturizer on natural hair.

#3: Mousse

This staple product that you might find in your grandma’s bathroom has traditionally been used to create more volume, but modern mousse also boasts some texturizing properties and can be used as a texturizer for hair by thrifty shoppers. Thickening mouse can give more texture to fine locks, while curly-haired gals can get texturized hold without sacrificing softness by applying styling foam to wet hair. Beware over application of mousse, especially on dry hair or you’ll end up with crunchy locks.

#4: Dry Shampoo

Dry shampoo doesn’t just save you from oily locks on busy mornings. Some dry shampoos can also add a rock star look to all hair textures by leaving a gritty finish with added volume near the roots. Tease your hair after applying rather than brushing it straight through.

#5: Finishing Sprays

Finishing sprays might be the most fun kind of texturizing spray. The best finishing sprays turn your hair into a moldable substance that you can transform into any imaginable or desired style. You can go from finger waves to a chic mohawk to beachy waves in an instant. For gravity defying locks, apply it on dry hair near the roots and style.

The Best Hair Texturizers

Now that you have a handle on the variety of hair texturizer types we’ll take a look at some of the best texturizing sprays on the market for your hair texture and price range.

Your Gateway Texturizer

For hair texturizer novices, Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray is the perfect gateway product. This texturizer has built up a cult following for its ability to separate curls, give limp strands life and add the perfect amount of grit to fine hair. It works with almost every hair type, and although it’s not the cheapest product on the market, you definitely get your money’s worth.

Beach Waves on a Budget

What’s a girl to do when she’s spent all her cash on a beach vacation but still craves that relaxed style? Go out and purchase a bottle of Not Your Mother’s Beach Babe Texturizing Sea Salt Spray – that’s what. The product’s reviews are just as positive as more expensive brands and at just over 7 dollars for an 8-ounce bottle, it comes at a price that can’t be beat. If you’re wondering how to texturize hair with this product, it couldn’t be simpler. Just apply it on damp hair for laid-back, beachy waves all summer long.

Finishing Spray for Fine Hair

For super fine hair that needs a serious volume boost, Shu Uemura’s Texture Wave Dry Finishing Spray comes to the rescue. Flip your head upside down and spray on dry hair, then mold even the finest straight strands into voluminous waves.

Defined Curls

Curly-haired girls should reach for Ouai’s Texturizing Hair Spray, which feels like a combination of dry shampoo and hairspray. This product provides defined curls without the crunch and helps you make the most of your natural volume.

Va-Va-Voom Volume

If you need to add volume to any hair texture, you might want to turn to Sachajuan Volume Powder. This Swedish brand has developed a following around the world—and for good reason. Their volume powder gives a fresh feel between washes, a matte finish and of course, plenty of volume while building strength with proteins and minerals from algae extracts.

Body and Movement

This Lightweight Defining Cream Paste from Redken is the perfect product for short to mid-length hair. The affordable price is also a draw. Give your pixie cut a carefree, windswept texture or add a little oomph to your lob. The lightweight product feels like a paste but spreads like a cream and gives short hair added texture while providing a light hold.

Thicker Locks

This is not your grandma’s crunchy, stiff mousse! Living Proof’s Full Thickening Mousse provides volume to limp locks and light hold. Apply when your hair is damp before styling for a fantastic blowout. The mousse deposits a micro pattern of thickening dots on each strand of your hair and helps even the finest locks look fuller.

With so many products on the market, it can be hard to sort through and find the best texturizing products. The products on the list above may be some of the best on the market. They seem to carry cult-followings and hair stylists sing their praises but don’t be afraid to branch out and play around to find the best fit for your needs-your perfect texturizer is out there.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

A Stunning Makeup Tutorial for Brown Eyes

Beauty vlogger Sona Gasparian’s tutorial for brown-eyed girls just left us reeling—it’s that good. While blue eyes might have songs written about them, Gasparian proves once and for all that chocolate eyes are the most fun to play up.

What to eat With a Stomach Ache

Stomach aches can occur for a number of reasons. You might be coming down with a virus, or may have simply eaten something that didn't agree with you. It is important not to eat certain foods if you have a stomach ache. These foods can actually make your stomach hurt worse. If you have a stomach ache, it's best to eat soft, bland foods.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Chocolate Mauve Is the Delicious New Color Trend

As we seek out dye inspiration for our next salon appointment, we're keeping very specific characteristics in mind. The style should be luminous, blend well with our natural hair hue, and flatter our complexion. Bonus points if the color verges on subtle, making it appropriate to rock in the workplace. We've just found the Fall color trend of our fantasies: chocolate mauve hair.

Jennifer Lopez's $40M Home Is Designed For a Lifestyle Befitting of Royalty

Jennifer Lopez is no luxury real estate novice — she owns a multimillion-dollar penthouse in Manhattan and a mansion in Hidden Hills — so when she buys a new property, you know it's going to be something absolutely breathtaking. And the singer-songwriter's latest acquisition does not disappoint. In August, Jennifer reportedly plunked down $40 million on a seven-bedroom, 13-bathroom, 13,932-square-foot home spread out over eight coveted Bel-Air acres.

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

A Quick & Easy Chicken Dinner the Whole Family Will Love

"This dish uses just one skillet to prepare. Quick, easy and delicious. Tomato paste and chicken broth combine to make a tasty sauce. Garnish with fresh parsley."

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Kim Kardashian Admits: “Yes, it’s true, I have cellulite!”

It’s a fact – celebrities are not perfect. Every day, different kinds of media shape our perception of beauty. Because of that, many women have problem with self esteem. We all want perfect bodies without cellulite, stretch marks and fat. The thing most women don’t get it is that cellulite problems are very common among famous women.

Beautiful Makeup Ideas for Prom

We know that the entire look is important when it comes to getting ready for prom. There are so many things to think about too – the hair, the dress, and then you’ll need to work out which makeup looks goes with the lot. Thankfully, we’ve come together to bring you a few looks that we think you might just get on board with. These insanely beautiful makeup ideas for prom are not only beautiful, but relatively easy to do yourself at home. Of course, if you’re hiring a makeup artist, just make sure you show them the photo you love the most to get the same finished effect

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Things you're doing that will ruin your smile

Your smile conveys so much information. It expresses happiness, can mask sadness, will indicate sarcasm, and often conveys warmth. Your smile is the feature that can light up your entire face and is often returned by whomever you may flash a grin at. But there are daily things you are doing that will ruin your smile, the majority of which involve some sort of damage to the teeth. Chances are, you are guilty of one, two, or six of these behaviors, and you are slowly and steadily lessening the general awesomeness of your smile.

Mini Swedish Meatballs and Mashed Potatoes

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Makeup mistakes that make you look older

We all want to look fresh-faced and younger, and makeup can be a great aid to that. Keep in mind that your makeup style needs to evolve and adapt to your changing skin as you age. Tried and true techniques from your high school years will no longer cut it 15, 20, or 30 years later. You might be an old hand at applying your makeup, and if you're not careful, you can end up looking older, too. We've compiled a list of the most common makeup mistakes that will actually add years instead of removing them. Keep reading to find out if you're committing any of these aging mistakes and what you can do to correct them.

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How Your Hairstyle Can Make You Look Younger At Every Age

When it comes to looking younger, your efforts should extend far beyond your skincare routine—we’re talking north of your face. Yes, the shape, style and color of your hair make all the difference, so we tapped celebrity hairstylist Cervando Maldonado for his tips on staying youthful. Below, find the best styles for you—and be prepared to get carded everywhere you go.

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

What really happens to your body when you drink

Whether it's a fruity piña colada during a tropical summer vacation, or a glass of Merlot while catching up with girlfriends on a spontaneous Tuesday night, most of us indulge in an alcoholic beverage every now and then.

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13 Low-Carb Dinners That Are Perfect for Spring

Red Curry Coconut Meatballs With Cauliflower Rice from Fit Foodie Finds

This filling, low-carb recipe yields 4 servings, which means you'll have plenty of leftovers for lunches.
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It is essential to have healthy breakfast foods so that you could feel energetic and productive and spend the rest of the day with a smile on your face. All of us know that breakfast is actually the most important meal of the day. Having a healthy breakfast makes you feel energetic and alive the whole day.

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Jennifer Lopez’s Most Envy-Inducing Street Style Looks

J.Lo and her younger sister, Lynda, made a stylish duo when they stepped out together on Sunday in N.Y.C. The elder Lopez rocked sky-high gray booties (shop a similar look here), slouchy sweats (shop a similar look here), a V-neck sweater, and a light gray beanie, while her journalist sister strolled by her side in a black blazer, medium-wash jeans, and trendy combat boots. The Lopez Sisters—this is one reality show we'd definitely tune into.


Had an Allergic Reaction to a Beauty Product? Here’s What to Do

If you’re anything like us, testing the latest powders, serums, and face creams makes your heart skip a beat, but sometimes, slathering on that new moisturizer you were oh so eager to try doesn’t go according to plan. Instead of glowing, hydrated skin your face turns into a blotchy, itchy, and sensitized mess. While it’s clear you had a bad reaction, you’re unsure of how to remedy the situation. To arm you with an arsenal of knowledge, we’ve talked to the experts to find out everything you need to know about how to deal when you have a negative reaction to a beauty product.

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7 Ways Being Single In Your 20s Prepares You For Your ‘Forever’ Person

It’s no secret finding your “forever” person is a pretty big deal. It truly is the most important choice and commitment the majority of us will make in our lifetime.

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Kim and Kourtney Kardashian rock colorful bikinis

Kim Kardashian West and her sister, Kourtney Kardashian, left the kids and the men at home, and hit the beach with their girlfriends.

Melania Trump's style transformation

This past Tuesday, America elected its new president. And with that, Melania Trump will be our new first lady.

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Monday, April 24, 2017

The untold truth of America's first ladies

Landing the title of America's First Lady sounds like a glamorous gig, but not every woman in the role has loved being First Lady. Louisa Adams once said that "there is something in this great unsocial house which depresses my spirits beyond expression and makes it impossible for me to feel at home, or to fancy that I have a home anywhere."

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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Tips to make your eyes look brighter

"Wow, you look great! Is the baby sleeping through the night?" I smiled at the question. "Nope!" I replied, and held out my new eye brightening stick. I had been tired of looking so tired, so when the Bare Minerals eye brightener caught my eye at the mall, I had to go for it.

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Saturday, April 22, 2017

How to tell the difference between a headache and a migraine

There are really, really bad headaches and then there are migraines. As a lifelong migraine sufferer, I know a migraine is in my future because my body gives me advance warning in the form of a dull headache the day before and bouts of blurred vision, which are known as "aura."

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False facts you believe about pregnancy

Pregnancy is a magical time of slowing down, growing a new life, and being subjected to unsolicited advice. Practically everyone you know will be banging down your door to tell you their secrets of predicting your baby's sex, or perpetuating yet another old wive's tale.

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Ways beauty companies are secretly scamming you

Oh, the beauty industry. That eager friend who's always there, waiting for a chance to give us advice — in the cosmetics aisle at Target, in between the pages of the latest Cosmo, and pretty much everywhere else. And as much as the beauty industry has so many wonderful things to offer — I'm looking at you, Urban Decay Naked Eye Pallete — we can't blindly trust it.

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5 Looks All Girls With Medium Length Hair Should Try

You finally decide to go with the trendy long bob like all of your favorite celebrities, but now, you’re absolutely clueless about how to style it. Unfortunately we can’t all be Nina Dobrev or Emma Stone and have a stylist on command, so you’re going to have to figure out how to style your hair by yourself. Since you’re busy, here’s a serving of easy, yet awesome hairstyles you can totally do for your 8 a.m.

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Things you need to stop doing to your skin right now

Like it or not, you'll be showing more skin in the summer. While many companies and products out there claim to be the best at rejuvenating your skin, there are small changes you could make right now that would have a huge impact on your skin's health. Most of us spend each day damaging our skin without even realizing it. Here are just a few offenders to watch out for.

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False facts you believe about sunscreen

It's getting to that time of year — jackets are shedding, pant lengths are shortening, and beauty writers hammer you with sunscreen articles. You probably feel like you've seen them all and know everything you need to know.

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Foods that will give you bad skin

When it comes to acne, we know it's caused by things we face in our everyday lives. Sweat, dirty pillowcases, and rogue hair product are just a few of the culprits of random breakouts. And wrinkles, of course, are an inevitable side effect of aging.

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Friday, April 21, 2017

The stunning transformation of Pamela Anderson

There are very few out there who won't recognize the name Pamela Anderson. A model and actress, Anderson has been making big waves since her career began in 1989. Never afraid to create a bit of controversy, the starlet became known for her personal life just as much as her career.

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How to Remove Fake Nails Without Ruining Your Real Ones

Before you scoff at the idea of acrylics, just think: Wouldn’t it be nice to go two weeks without a manicure and still have long shiny nails? We think so. While there are quite a few perks to fake nails, there are some downsides as well, namely damage to your real nails.

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Eyeliner mistakes you're probably making

Eyeliner is basically the Holy Grail of beauty products. You don't have to be a master of makeup to use it, and all it takes is a little dab on each eye to feel put-together and ready to conquer the day. While eyeliner seems self-explanatory, there's actually a science to its application. Whether you're a liquid liner aficionado or prefer the tried-and-true pencil, here are 10 of the most common eyeliner mistakes (and how to avoid them).

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10 signs your stress levels are out of control

Stress is an unavoidable part of all our lives, and chances are, you know when you're feeling the pressure. You know the signs, the ones that start right before a big presentation at work or in the moments before you're going to be getting news that's either incredibly good or incredibly bad. But what happens when that stress builds and builds, until we don't get to step away? What happens when we find ourselves caught in a vicious cycle, with stress becoming such a part of everyday life that it starts to get almost unbearable?
There are a number of signs that your stress levels are just going out of control, and some of them are things that you might not even connect to stress.

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8 Things You Should and Shouldn't Do for Healthier Hair

Some of us make dealing with hair so much harder than it has to be. In an effort to have gorgeous, silky hair we do some pretty ugly things to our manes. There are so many no-nos to avoid, and some methods that can help you reverse the damage. Follow these tips to get the hair of your dreams.

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Kim Kardashian Under Fire For Diet Comment

Looking on the bright side? Kim Kardashian took to Twitter Tuesday night to let fans know that she has dropped 6 pounds thanks to the flu, which she joked is an incredible way to lose weight.

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