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Natural Ways to Get Glowing Skin

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The cold winter months tend to cause skin to become dry and dull. While dewy, natural skin is currently trending, it’s not always possible when your skin has been dry for what seems like an eternity. With these tips, you’ll be sans dry skin in no time and your skin will have a natural, healthy glow. Start with Dry Brushing An ancient Indian practice, dry brushing is the process of brushing your skin with a hard thistle brush in circular motions towards your heart. This will remove the dead skin cells that are blocking moisture from penetrating your skin. Wash with Lukewarm Water We’ve mentioned it before and we’ll mention [...]

Tips for Growing Out Your Hair When You’re Impatient

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Growing out your hair can be a long, frustrating process especially when you’re used to having your hair styled out. Those weeks that pass by between hair cuts can leave your hair limp, but by sticking with it, committing to cute up-dos, and following these tips, you’ll have long hair in no time. 1. Skip the shampoo Shampooing is extremely drying and the longer you go in between washes, the better. If you can’t stand not washing your hair every day, utilize a dry shampoo and cute up-dos to help 2. Trim the ends often Although trimming your hair is counterintuitive, it keeps the ends of your hair healthy which [...]

How to Maintain Your Color Treated Hair

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Whether you color your hair blonde, brunette, orange, or purple, maintaining your color treated hair is a priority for most individuals to help maximize the amount of time between colors. There’s nothing worse than spending money coloring your hair, not maintaining it, and having your color fade after a few short weeks. 1. Wait a full 72-hours before shampooing When you color your hair, the cuticle layer opens for the color to better penetrate the hair shaft. The cuticle layer can take up to three days to complete close completely, so washing your hair during this time frame can make the color wash out of your hair. Wait to shampoo [...]

When Do Makeup Products Expire?

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When was the last time you did a cleanout of your makeup bag? Chances are, it’s been awhile! Beauty products don’t last forever and as they age, the formula in them start to break down, which can cause breakouts and infections. Something we know you don’t want to deal with. Grab your makeup bag, take a seat, and throw away the products that have expired. Beauty Sponges Lasts: 3-6 months Thanks to the material of our beloved beauty applicators, beauty sponges are more likely to harbor more bacteria than your traditional makeup brush which your skin won’t be too happy about. Be sure to clean your beauty sponges once a [...]

Tips for Avoiding Winter Skin

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With the temperatures continuously dropping and winter right around the corner, there’s no better time than now to start preparing your skin for the cold temperautures. If you live in a climate that has harsh winters, you know the effects the weather has on your skin – dry, chapped, scaly skin that seems to last centuries. By getting ahead of your skincare routine now, you’ll be able to combat the dry skin this winter. Utilize a Humidifier Cold temperatures and heating systems suck the moisture, reaking havoc on your skin. By utilizing a humidifier on a regular basis (not just when you’re sick!) you’ll put the moisture back in the [...]

How to Brush Hair Extensions

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Hair extensions get a bad reputation for being damaging to your hair, but the hair extensions themselves aren’t actually damaging. Issues typically arise when if the wrong type of extension is selected for your hair type, the hair stylist doesn’t teach you how to properly care for your extensions, or if the extensions are put in wrong. The most common issue that arises is hair extensions not being taken care of properly, and more specifically, not brushed correctly. Although, all of the issues are easily avoidable! Tips to Avoid a Disaster: Use a hair brush that does not have the little balls at the end of the bristles Purchase and [...]

What Are the Different Types of Hair Extensions?

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Clip-in, weave, pre-bonded, tape-in, fusion, micro-link, oh my! There are so many hair extension options out there and before making a decision on which type to get, it’s important to understand the differences of each and which type will work best for your hair type. 1. Clip-In Hair Extensions Clip-in hair extensions come in a stands of contoured pieces that have clips sewn into the strand. The clips are sewn in before purchasing, making it easy to clip them in and out of your natural hair all on your own. This means you don’t have to have them in 24/7 and can pick and choose when utilize them. Clip-in hair [...]

DIY Hair Masks for Every Hair Type

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Not all hair masks are created equally and more often than not, it’s easier and cheaper to make them yourself to ensure you’re getting the most bang for your buck. These do-it-yourself hair masks will leave you with healthy, shiny hair that will grow faster and thicker than most in-store masks! For Natural Hair 1/2 sliced and skinned avacado 2 tbsp coconut oil 1 tbsp honey 1/2 cup mayonnaise Leave in for 15 minutes, once per week For Dry Hair 1 banana 2 tbsp olive oil (or almond oil) 3 drops lavendar oil 1 tbsp honey Leave in for 15 minutes, once per week For Curly Hair 1 egg 1tbsp [...]

Acrylic Nails vs Gel Nails – What’s the Difference?

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Women have numerous choices when it comes to getting their nails done. If they do not feel as though their natural nails are not up to the standards they would like them to be, there are two choices for achieving the perfect manicure: gel nails and acrylic nails. Before making the decision on which one to get, it’s important to understand the difference between the two. Acrylic Nails Acrylic nails are one of the most popular choices for artificial nails. They are a combination of a liquid and a powder that create a hard, durable surface over the natural nail. When applying this mixture to the nail, a tip is [...]

5 Tips to Keep Your Hair Healthy

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We all know one person in our lives that has perfect, shiny, and non-frizzy hair. It’s almost as though they’ve stepped out of the hair salon every time you see them. Although we might never have as perfect hair as they have, you can take small, easy steps to keep your hair looking healthy every day, even when you didn’t style it that morning! 1. Wash your hair sparingly When you wash your hair, the hair swells forcing the cuticle up. Overtime, this causes your hair to become frizzy and break. Whenever possible, skip a wash and embrace dry shampoo to remove grease and sweat. 2. Avoid hot showers & [...]

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