Get The Pinched Look

Stains are no longer considered a pain. Well, not all stains anyways. Lip and cheek stains have become a time saving creation. We’re living in fast paced times, where instant gratification is preferred and there is no time for re-applying make up. If you’re looking to achieve that “just pinched my cheeks look”, TARTE‘s cheek stain will do it for you. It contains no alcohol, paraben, and doesn’t dry your skin out. Benefit‘s BENETINT is another cheek tint, and actually looks like nail polish.

Let’s not forget our lips. Lipstick can be hard to pull off especially when you’re not used to wearing any at all. However, it’s safe to say you can put your lip gloss down and try a lip stain. It’s sort of like the “training bra” for lipstick. CoverGirl’s Outlast Lip Stain comes in a variety of pinks, red, and corals.

Why not save money and try your hands at both at the same time. JOSIE MARANhas a Magic Marker Lip and Cheek Stain. Honestly, who doesn’t love a two for one deal? When applying the cheek and lip stains make sure to do it gradually and you’ll learn how much or little you like to have on.

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Dry Shampoo To The Rescue


I recently shared with you guys my goal to stop washing my hair everyday. It’s doing more damage than actually making my hair look good. The dry shampoos I’ve tried haven’t cut it and led me to the continued routine of washing my hair constantly. I got the opportunity to try Batiste’s Dry Shampoo and I have to say, I’ve fallen in love. It’s been three days now and I have not washed my hair. Which is amazing since I have really fine oily hair that starts to look oily the day after its been washed. I’ve had work, finals at school, and attended the gym and my hair still looks great. (Tip: When headed to the gym apply the dry shampoo before starting your work out as well as afterwards).It’s really simple to use. Just spray your roots a couple inches away. Let it dry, brush it out, and style your hair as usual. Talk about a quick morning routine.

Batiste Dry Shampoo is affordable and worth it at only $7.99 for the full size and $3.99 for the “on the go” travel size. Whether you use the Original scent or Blush (which smells great, like perfume for your hair), you won’t be disappointed with the results.

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Give Your Hair Volume & Shine

I’m constantly searching for a magical product that’s going to my hair outrageous volume and shine. Many products have failed me, and that’s why I was so excited to give Living Proof, Full Thickening Cream, a try. You simply massage about a quarter size to your roots and leave it in for about five minutes. Then after rinsing, style your hair as usual. I have very fine hair, and am cautious about products that leave my hair oily. The results were noticeable. My hair was soft, healthier, and you could see more lift in it. It did feel a little thick, which is something I’m not used to feeling. However, the best part was how GREAT it left my hair smelling.You can’t have gorgeous hair without shine. If there’s one thing I love more than face serums, its hair serum. Avon’s Advance Techniques Dry End Serum is another great smelling product. It tames fly aways, while smoothing and repairing dry ends. This is a must have for those who color their hair. John Frieda’s Frizz-Ease collection is dedicated to making hair look healthier. The 100% Shine Glossing Mist, adds shine in a spray form. It’s great for fine hair, because it’s a non-greasy formula.

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Lighten Your Hair With Lemons

If you’ve never dyed your hair before, it can be a little scary to take a chance. Sometimes it’s easier to take baby steps. There’s no doubt about it, hair dyes are full of chemicals that are not exactly hair friendly. Not to mention it can be costly. Once your roots start growing in all you want to do it get those bad boys touched up. Before taking the leap and dying my hair I did a little lightening with lemon juice. The acid in the lemon juice accelerates the exposure from the sun that lightens your hair.It’s really simple. Cut one or two lemons in half and squeeze all the juice out and about one third of water. Pour the juice and water into one of those plastic spray bottles. The spray bottle is perfect for helping you distribute the lemon evenly.

The lemon juice won’t give you the same results as if you’d dye your hair, but it will lighten it. This works best for brown to dirty blond hair. So get to squeezing those lemons and pick the perfect spot to lay out in. Exposing your hair to the sun can dry it out. Make sure to get a good conditioner afterwards.It’s cheap, simple, and you get to work on your tan.

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Get Rid of Cellulite

It’s finally here, warm weather, BBQ’s and bikini season. Beachwear shouldn’t and doesn’t have to be a scary thought. A million and one thoughts pop in your head, Is any fat sticking out? Do I look ridiculous in this 2 piece? Can anyone notice my cellulite? Yeah I said it. The forbidden and dreaded, Cellulite. It can be a little difficult to feel confident when you have cellulite attacking you on the worst parts of your body. Don’t let it ruin your summer. There are things you can do to help with dilemma.First of, there are ways of preventing cellulite from intruding. Since it develops from excess body fat on your body, exercise and doing aerobic activities can help reduce body fat. Take a close look at what you’re eating. Foods with a high level of fat quantity are going to store a lot more fat in your body.

Now if you’ve already started seeing those awful dimples on your body don’t freak out. If they’re on your thighs, running, walking, and other forms of exercise aimed to you’re your thighs out, can help reduce and get rid of cellulite. If it’s on your stomach, sit-ups and swimming are a great way of reducing it. There are also products you can try at home.FatGirl Slim is a popular cellulite removal cream used by spokespersons, models, and other celebrities. Britney Spears is a huge fan. It’s supposed to reduce cellulite by the caffeine molecules it contains.

Remember nothing works overnight, as much as we all love instant gratification. However, it’s only May and we can definitely start making positive changes starting…NOW!

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