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8 Beauty Breakthrough Products That Make Life Easier

8 Beauty Breakthrough Products That Make Life Easier
Photo credit: iStock Photography Were you ever one of those girls in high school who needed over an hour to get ready? Back in '91, my Conair curling iron and I were BFFs. And while I still agree that beauty takes time, as a busy mom, time is something in short supply around my house. That is why I would like to celebrate my favorite additions to the drug store aisles over the last few years. 1. For women who do not just "glow" but sweat (I personally put a field hand during harvest to shame just running errands), these effective anti-perspirant and deodorant combinations are a godsend. Try it: Dove Clinical Protection Cool Essentials $7, Secret Clinical Strength Advanced Solid $8. 2. If that clinical-strength roll-on gets white stripes on your little black dress, it will come right off with one of these nifty mistake removers. Try It: Gal Pal Deoderant Remover $9, Miss Oops Rescue Sponge $12. 3. 4. 5. You can use these little slanted razor blades to groom your brows, sure. 6. 7. 8. Related:  Hallmarks of Bad Parenting that are Actually Good For Kids...

budget friendly tips for decorating a child’s bedroom. A few weeks ago the boys were out of town, which translates to the fact that for a solid week, the house was clean and quiet. Very very quiet. I took advantage of the week in many ways, namely: sleep. I also took photos of Charming’s bedroom, which has not been this clean since he was too little to crawl and won’t be this clean again I’m sure, until he moves out. #1: Identify the assets of the area you’re decorating and find a good way to focus on them. The main focus of my son’s bedroom is his closet. I won’t go on at length to tell you about how much it bothers me that in this photo there are two shelves of red bins in a row. I got cheap organizing bins from IKEA for .99 cents to keep things under control in the closet. #2: Create a separate place for toys: I created a little reading nook in the closet, a little space where Charming can go to relax and not throw things. Do you think we have enough books? #3: Pick a theme and find cheap ways to highlight it throughout the room. Allison

Fun Friday - DIY Beach Hair - asuyeta [ah-soo-yeh-tah] clothes &accessories. handmade with love. - StumbleUpon I love the messy hair/bohemian look. I also love the beach. So, here is a DIY Sea Salt Beach Hair Spray that I can not live without anymore! The hair just looks so pretty, just like after a day at the beach. Here you go, the tutorial on how to make the beach hair spray: Here is what you'll need: ♥ Coconut Oil ♥ Sea Salt ♥ Vodka ♥ Hair Gel ♥ Spray Bottle ♥ Measuring Cups Here is how do make your very own beach spray: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. You look so beautiful! Now all you need is a beautifully handmade piece of clothing to finish of the look: {click on images to shop!} Now it's your turn! ♥ Erika PS. Want more radness delivered conveniently to your inbox?

How to Make Your Own Beauty Products from Scratch - Health - GOOD - StumbleUpon Let's keep things simple this week. When it comes to personal-care products, we are big believers in streamlining what you use—see "Eight Products You Think You Need But Don't" for a refresher—buying less in general, and getting creative. We have both always loved experimenting in our kitchens and our bathrooms, checking ingredients in products we love, isolating the main ones, and then trying them on their own. Sometimes it works: A favorite hair leave-in contained aloe, for example, so one day we tried aloe alone and found that, lo and behold, it worked just fine on its own. And sometimes it didn't. Over the years we have tried dozens of DIY beauty recipes to find ones we like—and that work. Simple body scrub Honey face wash We already told you about our new favorite homemade face wash last week but here's the recipe: In the palm of your hand, combine a tablespoon of raw, unfiltered honey with a half a tablespoon of baking soda, mix it together, and apply to damp skin. Perfume Shave oil

Homemade Hair Treatments - At Home DIY Hair Treatments - Womans Day Eggs, yogurt and honey are, at first glance, all components of a tasty breakfast—but they also happen to be hair treatment ingredients, and affordable, all-natural ones at that. And they're not the only ones. Did you know, for instance, that the oils in avocados more closely resemble our own skin's oils than any product in the beauty aisle does? For All Hair Types "The [raw] egg is really the best of all worlds," says Janice Cox, author of Natural Beauty at Home. To Use: For normal hair, use the entire egg to condition hair; use egg whites only to treat oily hair; use egg yolks only to moisturize dry, brittle hair, Cox says. Photo by Shutterstock. For Dull Hair Styling products (as well as air pollution) can leave a film that both saps moisture and dulls shine—but dairy products like sour cream and plain yogurt can help reverse this damage. To Use: Massage 1/2 cup sour cream or plain yogurt into damp hair and let sit for 20 minutes. For Itchy Scalp For Limp or Fine Hair For Frizzy Hair

Florida Police Arrest Worst Son In The World AUGUST 8--A Florida man yesterday rubbed dog feces in his mother’s face during an argument in the home they share, police report. Cops arrested William Jenkins, 22, on a felony domestic battery charge for pushing his mother, 53, to the floor during the dispute, according to a Palmetto Police Department report. When questioned by cops, Jenkins denied pushing his mother, but admitted that he “did rub dog defecation on her face because she yelled at him,” investigators noted. The confrontation between Jenkins, pictured in the adjacent mug shot, was apparently prompted by his mother’s refusal to provide him with a shot of vodka. Jenkins retrieved the dog feces from the home’s back porch, where his mother’s dog had relieved itself. He “then reached down with his hand picked up the dog defecation and rubbed it in his mother’s face,” cops reported. Jenkins is being held in the Manatee County jail, where bond has not been set. (1 page)

Wacky Beauty Tips That Work - Yahoo! Shopping You've been told this line before: "Okay, I know it's weird but ..." What follows is surprising advice — about anything from clearing up a zit to taming a flyaway — that totally does the trick. Call it word-of-mouth beauty. Sure, these tips might sound strange at first ("You put diaper cream where?!"), but there's a logic to them. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. Reprinted with permission from Hearst Communications, Inc. More from Cosmopolitan: How to Snag a Rich Guy Decode His Body Language The Digi Nails - A Hybrid Manicure & The Hybrid Chick - StumbleUpon I’ve been seeing lots of outrageous nail art lately on pinterest. One hot new product that’s really caught my eye is adhesive nail polish strips. I love the funky designs and bold colors with these products, but they’re usually a little spendy for me. I have a great alternative and I’m super-excited to share with you a really fun, new way to use digital scrapbooking supplies! We are going to give ourselves a little hybrid manicure. To begin with, you will need the following: light color nail polish (white, light pink, cream, pale green, light turquoise, you get the idea….)rubbing alcoholsmall cup (I used a medicine cup.)digital supplies (laser print or copy)nail polish topcoat 1) Before getting started, quickly measure your fingernails. 2) Open a new Photoshop document and create for yourself 10-15 boxes that are a little larger than your nails. 3) Find some great papers that you’d like to have on your nails. 4) Print your page. 5) Paint your nails with your light colored nail polish.

American Dog Trainers Network -- Twelve Tips for a Well Behaved Dog - StumbleUpon I) Start training your puppy early on. While old dogs can be taught new tricks, what's learned earliest, is often learned quickest and easiest. Moreover, the older the dog, the more bad habits will likely need to be "un-learned". When it comes to raising and training a dog, an ounce of problem prevention is certainly worth a pound of cure! 2) Train your dog gently and humanely, and whenever possible, teach him using positive, motivational methods. Keep obedience sessions upbeat so that the training process is enjoyable for all parties involved. 3) Does your dog treat you like "hired help" at home? 4) Avoid giving your dog commands that you know you cannot enforce. 5) One command should equal one response, so give your dog only one command (twice max!) 6) Avoid giving your dog combined commands which are incompatible. 7) When giving your dog a command, avoid using a loud voice. 9) Correct or, better yet, prevent the (mis)behavior, don't punish the dog. 12) Keep a lid on your anger.

August 10: Our Latest Pet Finds - Lifestyle This content was produced by GOOD with the support of Purina ONE® beyOnd® There's nothing quite like a cute dog or cat picture to brighten your day; get your fill at GOOD Pets where we've gathered some of our favorite past pet-related content. And if that's not enough pets for you, check out the finds below from this past week of GOOD Finder, which features a collection of all things that are awesome as submitted by the GOOD community. Image via flickr (cc) user Murat Livaneli 8 hair care treatments you can make yourself | MNN - Mother Nature Network - StumbleUpon Eggs, yogurt and honey are, at first glance, all components of a tasty breakfast — but they also happen to be hair treatment ingredients, and affordable, all-natural ones at that. And they're not the only ones. Did you know, for instance, that the oils in avocados more closely resemble our own skin's oils than any product in the beauty aisle does? Or that the mild acidity in lemon is an effective — and gentler — alternative to chemical-laden products? Next time your locks need a lift, save money by using one of these kitchen fixes. For all hair types "The [raw] egg is really the best of all worlds," says Janice Cox, author of "Natural Beauty at Home". To use: For normal hair, use the entire egg to condition hair; use egg whites only to treat oily hair; use egg yolks only to moisturize dry, brittle hair, Cox says. For dull hair To Use: Massage 1/2 cup sour cream or plain yogurt into damp hair and let sit for 20 minutes. For itchy scalp For limp or fine hair For dry or sun-damaged hair

Work That Core! Quick Workout | QuickieFit - Quick Fitness Workouts - StumbleUpon Workout Time: 12 Minutes Work That Core workout does just what is says, works your core! The best thing you can do for your core is to vary up your exercises. Keep your body guessing. Set your interval timer for 12 rounds of 10 seconds for rest and 50 seconds for work. Write Down Your Scores! By scores I mean your reps for each 50 second interval and exercise. CPR Instructions Cats And Dogs CPR for Cats & Dogs CPR for cats and dogs is similar to CPR for humans. These directions assume the animal is unconscious and the risk of being bitten by the animal is not present 1. Open animals mouth and make sure the air passage is clear. 2. A. B. 3. A. B. C. i. 4. The ratio of compressions to breaths should be approximately the same as for humans - 30:2 Continue doing this until the animal responds or begins to breathe on its own.

Hanging Fabric Baskets Or Pockets I know I say this every time, but I am so excited about this project! The possibilities are endless! And they are so easy – I am going to have baskets hanging all around my house in a weeks time. I am using these above my sewing desk to hold all my notions and patterns. Here is the tutorial for making larger baskets with plexiglass in the bottom for great wall storage. Supplies: Fabric – how much you need depends on how big and how many you make, we’ll go over thisHeavy weight interface lining – you want it stiff enough to hold its shapeAll your sewing stuffCurtain rod or wooden dowel with brackets to hang it on Cutting out fabric: To make one basket you need two pieces identical in size. Large pocket: 12 inches wide and 20 inches long.Smaller basket: 8 inches wide and 14 inches long, one only 12 inches long.Smallest basket: 7 inches wide and 12 inches long.Scrap pieces for the part you will use to hang them from, we’ll talk about these later Now sew the corners shut like shown.

The Best Makeup for Your Eye Color | Makeup.com Not sure which shadow will pop those baby blues or which liner will best bring out your gorgeous green? Well, that dust-collecting drawer of untouched shades that were pretty in the package but not in person isn’t doing any of us any good! Read on for the cliff notes to choosing the PERFECT shade based on your eye color. The key lesson To accentuate those pretty peepers, pick a palette that is either monochromatic (different shades of the same or very similar colors) or complementary (opposite colors on the color wheel). Play up blue eyes Whether your eyes are crystal blue, aqua blue or grey blue, these are the colors for you: Shadow: Monochromatic – Navy, Grey, SilverComplementary – Brown, Peach, Copper Liner: Blue eyes pop when rimmed in jet black or chocolate brown for contrast. Intensify green eyes To add some oomph to shades of green, stick with this palette: Monochromatic – Forest Green, GoldComplementary –Pink, Purple, Rose, Mauve Outline green peepers in shades of brown and bronze.

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