Faking It: A good night’s sleep

Whatever your reason for not getting a full 8 hours; working late, teething baby, partying with the girls, date night… you get the idea. There are a million reasons why you aren’t getting your zzzz’s on a nightly basis. Waking up looking like a cast member from “Night of the Living Dead” is a literal nightmare to wake to. Popping a couple Ibuprofen and downing a cup of black coffee followed by a quick dip in the tub might get you back to 80%. But getting that last little bit...

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Beauty Hacks Everyone Forgets About

You’ve probably heard a few nonchalant words from people with glowing skin about how they’re “just lucky” when it comes to beautiful, glowing skin. Others go on and on about expensive skin care treatments that keep them looking their healthiest. We roll our eyes at those lucky souls and secretly curse their good fortune. But the truth is that it isn’t just genetics that play a role in healthy, beautiful skin. It is also environmental factors as well as diet, and that’s something most of us tend to forget. Here...

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5 Skin Care Items In Your Kitchen

Figuring out the right skin care products with so many on the market can seem like an impossible task. Do you choose the bargain generic brand at your favorite drug store or do you blow your entire skin care budget on some super expensive moisturize recommended by the latest out of touch celebrity? If you have an bottomless budget good for you, but the rest of us need to look good without breaking the bank. If you’ve ever had to make it work on a shoestring budget then you probably...

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Must Have Ingredients to Lift and Tone - no surgery required

Whatever your opinion may be on plastic surgery, I think we can all agree that a little toning and tightening is on all our minds. Deciding to go the surgery route can mean serious medical risks, high costs, and let’s not even think about ending up with a botched job! Even going the less extreme injectables route has its risks, not to mention it could cost as much buying yourself a whole new wardrobe! Wouldn’t we love that. Lucky for us, there have been serious advancements in skincare over the...

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Beauty Sleep: It's Real!

Sleep isn't just for Sleeping Beauty anymore. It's all about rest, relaxation, and recharging our body for the next day ahead. While we sleep, our body and mind take a break of sorts; from a long day at work, school or with the kids. But, isn’t there more we could be doing while we sleep-- it is 8 hours, or one-third of our day after all! We may as well try to get as much as we can out of it. With a few tips, and a few key products,...

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PARABENS: Are They Really Dangerous?

Ingredient: Paraben Different types of parabens can be found listed as; methylparaben, eethylparaben, propylparaben, butylparaben, heptylparaben, isobutylparaben, isopropylparaben, or benzylparaben.  What Are Parabens Parabens are a synthetically made chemical with preservative like qualities created by combining an alcohol with an acid. The most commonly used parabens are butylparaben, methylparaben, and propylparaben. Typically, products will contain more than one type of paraben, or use parabens in combination with other chemical preservatives to better protect a product. What Do Parabens Do  Parabens are the most widely used preservative in personal care products...

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How To Get Younger Looking Eyes

We all want to cheat aging. But, no matter how hard we try to ward our wrinkles away, there's always that big problem staring us down-- our aging eyes! We can dye our hair, change our lipstick and even recycle our 45th birthday, but nobody can deny that older eyes give us away! So what's to be done? Well, when it comes to winning the war on aging, our battle tactics need to come with truckloads of great skincare with makeup tricks. When both methods are cleverly combined, you’ve got...

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6 Organic Ways to Reduce the Signs of Aging

Today's beauty mantra is all about going natural. As more women are realizing that the best skincare ingredients are already in their home, the use of organic products is on the rise. From jojoba oil to vitamin C, the route to younger skin means embracing the basics. So, there's no need to harass your dermatologist or whine to your gal pals, because the secrets to beautiful skin are no longer a mystery. Gobble your Greens Standing as the most cliche advice you've probably ever heard, eating vegetables WILL improve your...

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5 Steps for a Youthful Skincare Routine

As the saying goes, what goes up must come down—and when it comes to our skin, don’t we know it! Fortunately, there’s ways around these laws of gravity. With a high-quality skin routine, complete with powerful moisturizers and organic ingredients, you can shock the life back into your skin. Go from dull to glowing, boosting your confidence and your complexion. Are you ready for a change? It’s time to refresh your routine—here are 5 steps you should be taking. Makeup Remover Even if you’re craving to collapse into bed, removing...

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The Beautiful Benefits of Rose Skin Care

The common rose is more than just a pretty flower. It has been used for centuries for medicinal, culinary, and beauty purposes. You can find it in the top-of-the-line beauty products, as it serves the skin by hydrating, nourishing, and soothing in a way that is unparalleled by synthetic products. Rose and it’s Rising Popularity When it comes to choosing the right beauty product, you'll be interested to know that 50% of consumers are interested in selecting natural products over synthetic ones. Natural beauty companies are experiencing rapid sales growth...

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