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DIY Wednesday: a different kind of coconut hot oil treatment

DIY Wednesday: a different kind of coconut hot oil treatment

Now I know there are a million and one tutorials out there talking about how to spread coconut oil all over your hair and let it set for the best conditioning treatment ever, but I have a secret one that might be a little more useful.

Gather up a cup of coconut oil in liquid form, your favorite essential oil, oil blend, or fragrance, two disposable shower caps (like the kind you get in a box of…

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6 CC creams you need to know

6 CC creams you need to know

I have been on a huge CC cream kick lately, and I’ll explain the reason to you soon in another post (there really is a reason!), but I’ve looked and looked and found six of them that I actually liked and seemed to do more than mix a tiny bit of pigment in with some sunscreen and call it a CC cream.

I’m kind of picky, can you tell?

Physicians Formula Organic Wear 100% Natural Origin CC Cream:…

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Special Edition Makeup Wars: the Too Faced Cat Eye Palette

Special Edition Makeup Wars: the Too Faced Cat Eye Palette

Not only do I love Too Faced’s palettes, but we all know I love me a good cat eye. And I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this Cat Eye palette to see if it lives up to the reputation that the other palettes have set.

I did one look for y’all today, the “Daytime” look. I’d say that this is a traditional cat eye with a twist, and it’s super cute once you master it.

A few things you are going to…

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Clover Canyon and Stila at Miami Swim Week

Clover Canyon and Stila at Miami Swim Week

I think I could spend some time lounging around a pool in Miami and looking at pretty bathing suits. But instead, I’m here in Virginia, watching from afar. But I always keep my eye on the beauty looks, and while they often look simplistic during Swim Week, every now and again one catches my eye. This look was created for Clover Canyon by Stila.

Sarah Lucero, Celebrity Makeup Artist and Global…

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Spa Day: The Flowering Almond Spa in Virginia Beach

Spa Day: The Flowering Almond Spa in Virginia Beach

Thanks to a very generous gift from Neutrogena, I was able to visit the Flowering Almond Spa here in Virginia Beach, located in the Founders Inn.

Walking in, there is a spacious  lounge with products and a modern bench. This was a good thing, as I had to wait some time for the receptionist to get me to the back. Apparently it was an important phone call.

In the locker room, you had your standard…

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Makeup Wars: Favorite Skin Savers

Makeup Wars: Favorite Skin Savers

Skin savers – everyone has their go-to products that keep their skin in line. While I have different picks for face and body, today I’ll just talk about everything that keeps my 40+ skin on my face in peak shape.

I am a huge fan of Mario Badescu. HUGE. I’ve been to their spa (and want to go back every time I’m in New York City), and when I faithfully use my products, my skin looks the best it’s…

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Style Saturday: 10 rompers that are perfect for summer

Style Saturday: 10 rompers that are perfect for summer

Welcome to Style Saturday where we are going to talk all things stylish. Could be clothes, like it is today, could be decor, could be just about anything that I think is stylish. Let’s jump right in with these 10 carefree rompers – there isn’t anything easier to wear on casual summer days.

style saturday: 10 easy care-free rompers for the rest of the summer

  1. French Connection Sandy Stripey Romper: Comfy and perfect for a coverup or day out of doors. $38.11
  2. Old…

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Smoky Eye Friday: BAStar Spicy Neutrals Palette

Smoky Eye Friday: BAStar Spicy Neutrals Palette

So today I have another palette by BAStar, and I’m really happy with it. For $8.75, they make some seriously pigmented colors! I don’t know how it’s possible.

I really only used two shades in this one, the lightest cream and the darkest brown. I used the cream all over the lid, right up to the brow, then used the brown in the crease. I also used the brown as a liner with my angled brush, and it…

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Calling all NARSissists - the Smoky Eye palette is coming!

Calling all NARSissists – the Smoky Eye palette is coming!

All you NARS fanatics, or NARSissists, have a reason to celebrate! The Smoky Eye palette is on it’s way, and it looks beyond beautiful.

The set includes a compact with three shades designed to give you the perfect fall smoky eye, including Madrague I (left side of duo), Bali, and Mekong. The set comes with a mini Via Veneto Larger Than Life eyeliner, and a travel sized wide Contour Brush #43. The…

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Pantene styles Shakira for 2014 FIFA World Cup Closing Ceremony

Pantene styles Shakira for 2014 FIFA World Cup Closing Ceremony

Shakira and her gorgeous hair closed out this year’s FIFA World Cup Closing Ceremony. Do you think she was bummed that Brazil didn’t take home top honors? If so, her hair didn’t show it. The textured style was created by celeb stylist Kim Kimble, and she has generously shared the details with us.

  1. Wash and condition hair with the Pantene Pro-V Daily Moisture Renewal Nourishing Shampoo and…

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