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Personal Finance News & Advice

Personal Finance News & Advice
I have an apology to make: I used to be one of those girls behind the makeup counter of a big, fancy department store selling you over-priced beauty products. While I won’t say which brand I worked for, I can tell you that my uniform consisted of all black and way too much makeup. Hey, it was the 90’s, after all. Well, I’m here to make amends. Because, you see, not all department store makeup is better than the drug store version. The beauty industry is full of people pushing products that they don’t stand behind 100%. Also, celebrities rarely endorse products because, like the rest of us, they aren’t always picture perfect and no cosmetic company wants to be represented by someone who actually looks like the rest of us common folk. So, to make up for the error in my ways, I am sharing ten of my all-time favorite drug store beauty buys with you. (Part 2 of this series can be seen here: 10 More of the Best Drug Store Beauty Buys) L’Oréal Volumnious Mascara in Carbon Black Related:  Fashion

DIY Your Own Cool Winter Lip Balm Brrrr! Cold weather means chapped lips. Whether you’re looking to make your gifts at home this year or just want to try out an easy, new holiday-friendly lip balm recipe, we’ve got you covered. Ingredients: 8 Drops peppermint oil 2 Tbsp carrier oil (such as almond oil—this dilutes the peppermint oil from a burn to a tingle) 1 Tbsp beeswax pellets Glass dropper Glass jar Containers (hit up a department store for sample jars or order your own) Optional: lipstick shavings for a hint of tint Directions: Put the two tablespoons carrier oil and one tablespoon beeswax in a glass jar and close the lid. If you enjoyed this DIY lip balm why not try our DIY lip scrub too! Art Inspired Outfits III 307 121 104 104 175 110 81 155 152 94 96 65 143 118 96 112 79 119 133 106 153 51 59 74 68 73 87 73 95 116 90 128 123 87 106 76 90 131 83 89 97 103 119 76 160 116 79 101 64 69 83 172 128 85 117 72 78 62 63 44 51 49 86 73 70 72 45 59 95 62 96 62 103 68 66 57 55 76 41 65 57 107 102 54 71 117

Sea Salt Spray DIY A blissful day of summer for me is playing on the beach with sunkissed cheeks and wind-swept beach hair. Unfortunately, like I told you here last week- I am a beach girl without a beach. What if I were to tell you that you can capture that care-free wavy hair without spending a lot of money on a fancy Sea Salt spray or spending a day on the beach…although, I would take beach time any day. I have used several sea salt products out there but noticed they can been costly and at times left my hair slightly too crunchy and dry. I decided to do a little research and experimented a little to come up with my perfect mixture for a sea salt spray. Here is what I used: 8 oz. of warm distilled water 1 teaspoon of cheap coconut conditioner 1 squirt of gel or hair smoothing cream 1 squirt of gloss dropsf 1 tablespoon of sea salt (the fine kind) 1/4 a teaspoon of alcohol (not necessary- mostly used as preservative) After gathering all the ingredients, I whisked together until everything was dissolved: xo Cristi

How To Style a Fishtail Braid We love the look of fishtail braids! This trend is incredibly easy to style, even on your own hair. Kinsey and I photographed the steps so you can try it out for yourself... Here's how to style a fishtail braid... 1. Next, we had a crazy idea... weave pieces of yarn into the braid? 1. We thought it was pretty cute!

Natural looking beach curls in under 20 minutes! I don’t know about you ladies, but I’m itching for the summer. It doesn’t help that department stores are already putting out their summer wear and swimsuits. Have you ever wanted to get that beautiful “natural” beach curl look to your hair? I want to share with you a technique that works for ALL types of hair, whether it be short, long, thick, thin, frizzy, or flat… and no curling iron involved! 1. As you can tell, I have a lot of wave to my hair, but this works for all hair types! 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Something to keep in mind is, obviously, the wetter your hair is to begin with, the longer it takes to dry. Give it a try! Do you have any tips on how this will work on your hair type? (dardame.blogspot.com) Darlene loves being a wife to her husband of two years. Like This Post?

27 Nail Hacks For The Perfect DIY Manicure Styling Tip - Bandanas - asuyeta [ah-soo-yeh-tah] clothes & accessories. handmade with love. Bandanas are not only for Bret Michaels, you can wear them too. And I promise that they will always look amazing! Here are 5 fun and easy hairstyling tutorials that can be done with a bandana or light scarf. And if you are in need of a cute bandana, just come on over and make one with me right here! Have fun! Pinup Style How-to: First put your hair in a messy bun. And wear something like this with it: Rock Chic How-to: First give your hair that wavy look with the beach spray. And wear something like this with it: Rosie the Riveter How-to: First put your hair in a bohemian french twist. And wear something like this with it: Hippie Girl How-to: First put your hair in a messy bun or give it that wavy look with the beach spray. And wear something like this with it: Sweet Romance How-to: First put your hair in a twisty ponytail or give it that wavy look with the beach spray. And wear something like this with it: {all bandana/headscarf images found via weheartit} ♥ Erika PS.

Home Spa Recipe Treatments - Natural Beauty Recipes at WomansDay Who says you have to spend a fortune on pricey organic beauty products to reap the benefits of nature’s best ingredients? Some of the finest all-natural beauty remedies can be whipped up at home using basic items you probably already have in your kitchen. To give you some ideas, we got beauty experts to share their favorite “recipes” for curing common skin and hair gripes using equally common pantry staples. So go whip open the cabinet doors, tally up what you’ve got in there and get cookin’—in a matter of minutes, you’ll look good enough to eat. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. All photos by Shutterstock.

Fun Friday - DIY Beach Hair 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. And it works for any hair length! 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?

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