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Collagen, Aging, and You!

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  Collagen is abundant in our bodies.  It can be found in your muscles, blood, bones, cartilage, ligaments, and skin.  For our skin, collagen is what helps our skin have elasticity and support.  It is what gives us that youthful, firm skin appearance.  So collagen is a really good thing!  But, did you know that collagen production in our skin starts decreasing in our mid-20’s? Yes, I said our 20’s!! 😮 Even when researching to write this blog post I didn’t think we starting losing it that young.  And guess what? The collagen we lose is not replenished. Ever! By the time […]

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Eyeshadow Colors for Every Color of Eye

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As a makeup artist I tend to chaff at the thought of ‘rules’ when it comes to makeup application.  It is an art after all.  However, when you are starting out and learning about makeup, it is helpful to have some guidelines.  So, lets consider the following to be a guide, vs. ‘rules’.  There are some eyeshadow colors that help your eyes pop more than others. The principles of the best eyeshadow colors to wear with different eye colors is based on the color wheel. Some colors can compliment your eye color more than others.  Typically choosing a color that […]

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Eyebrows- What Do You Need to Know?

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When it comes to eyebrows we see everything from the overly-plucked nearly gone, to the tattooed, to the wild and untamed.   Are they really all that important?  If so, what do you really need to know?  What about some of the newest fads like micro-blading?  While the history of eyebrows has changed as far as what is in fashion, they are one of the simplest ways to stay ‘in style’.  Yet you can choose to keep a classic brow that will stand the test of time, keeping you always looking your best!  Let’s look at the basics of keeping your […]

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Are You Trying to do it All?

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As women, we wear multiple hats every day.  We feel the pull of responsibility in a variety of areas.  We continually try to do it all.  You may be a wife, mother, employee, business owner, chef, maid, errand runner, child taxi driver, a teacher helping your kids with homework, and more!  Just writing the list is enough to make me feel exhausted and doesn’t even include anything that you may personally want to do, or rather need to do in order to remain sane!  Our self-sacrificing nature usually causes us to drop those things we enjoy doing, otherwise known as ‘me […]

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Do You Want Bronze Summer Legs?

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It’s summertime!  I don’t know about you, but that means my legs are white from winter.  And I mean practically transparently white.  Let’s face it.  In the wintertime, we tend to ignore our legs.  Even shaving often gets skipped.  Am I right?  Or am I right?  So let’s get our legs ready for summertime so you can bare them without embarrassment. Prep Those Legs The first step to getting your legs ready to show off for summer is, you guessed it, shave those babies!   Before you shave you should exfoliate your legs.  This will be a doubly important step if you […]

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Free Radicals and You

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What are free radicals?  Do you really need to care about them?  Why? What do they do? And what can you do about it?  Free radicals are something that we cannot see, but it is important to know about them.  Are you ready to get a little nerdy science on?  Let’s break it down! What are Free Radicals It is impossible to avoid a little scientific talk when getting into the topic of free radicals.  But hey, if you know me, you know I am a science nerd 😉  So let’s talk free radicals!   Free radicals are formed everywhere, for […]

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Do You Need Sweat-Proof Makeup?

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Summer is upon us and it is getting HOT!  Sometimes it doesn’t even feel worth it to do your makeup just to have it all sweat right off the moment you walk out the door.  Am I right?  or Am I right? 🙂  Is there a way to get sweat-proof summer makeup?  Do you want to stay current with the latest trends? Let’s explore 2018 summer trends as well as practical tips you can use to keep your makeup on your face! Summer Makeup Essentials No matter how trendy, or not, you wish to be, the overall goal during the […]

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Do you want to be an Entrepreneur?

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There is a movement going on.  Large businesses are closing.  People are shopping online, or meeting one-on-one with other people.  In today’s internet age there is still a need to connect, but on a more personal, trusted level.  As the need for this personal shopping experience grows, so does the need for people starting businesses doing that very thing.   To no surprise, there is huge growth in the network marketing businesses.  Have you ever thought about becoming an entrepreneur?  Do you have a desire to work for yourself? If so read on to learn more!  If not, but you are […]

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Got Dark SunSpots?

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Dark spots, sunspots, and liver spots- regardless of what everyone calls them, they are the same thing.  Frequently associated with older age,  dark sunspots can occur at any age.  Certain complexions are more prone to developing them than others and can vary in size and color.   How can you recognize these dark sun-spots?  What complexions are more prone to developing them?  What areas of our skin do they commonly occur?  How can we prevent them?  And maybe what you want to know most, how can you get rid of them?  Read on to learn the answers to these questions and more! […]

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Are Your Lips Always Dry and Peeling?

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For years and years, I struggled with constantly dry, rough, peeling lips!  I was addicted to various lip balms- Eos, Chapstick, Blistex, Carmex- you name it, I have tried it!   Despite applying a generous amount of it right before bed, I would wake up in the middle of the night to re-apply!  Does my struggle sound familiar to you?  Do you also experience dry lips 24/7?  Let’s find out why and what you can do about it! Why Most Lip Balms Don’t Work Many lip balms can result in a vicious cycle of the more you apply it, the more […]