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Dry Skin Winter Survival Guide

Dry Skin Winter Survival Guide
Every October/November, as you turn on the furnace, curse the snow and reluctantly pull your coat out of the closet, I’m too busy dreading the return of winter’s most loyal (and annoying) friend: dry skin. As the bane of my existence, I’ve scoured reviews, tested way too many products to count, and have almost resorted to just packing up and moving south. Thankfully, over the many years, I’ve found a few HGs (holy grails, for you non-beauty forum readers). So what’s the big deal? Dry skin just gets a little itchy, right? So. Uncomfortable. And this is why I hide my legs all winter! (Just kidding, I hide them year round. :p) Not only does dry skin age quicker, it has the added bonus of being horribly uncomfortable and frequently cracks and bleeds. In North…

 

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How-to: Easy (Heatless) Curls

How-to: Easy (Heatless) Curls
I find that having to curl my hair every morning can be a drag. By the time I’m curling my 3rd section of hair, I’m ready to quit and just go natural & slightly frizzy for the day. That is, until I found an easy way to get some gorgeous waves or curls without much effort, and the best part is…I get to sleep on it!There are many ways to get curls in your hair without an iron – foam curlers, rags/sock curls – but I found the easiest, least time-consuming way is using a stretch headband. So, how do you get the curls to form? 1. Wash your hair and dry it to the point that it’s just slightly damp.2. Use a circular, stretch headband and place it on your head on top of the hair. TIP: A thinner headband may produce tighter curls, but hair…

 

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Kiss & Makeup: Top 5 HG Lip Products

Kiss & Makeup: Top 5 HG Lip Products
In honor of “Kiss and Makeup Day” I thought I’d share my love of makeup…specifically lip products. For those of you that don’t spend your precious hours scouring makeup blogs, tutorials and reviews, let me share with you a few of “the best of the best”.  5. Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter Such a good everyday lip color! These are smooth and give just the right amount of color to your lips – and even better? They’re super affordable for the quality! And with so many shades, any color is a good pick!  4. Clinique Almost Lipstick in Black Honey DON’T be scared off about the “black” part! This is super versatile, smooth and buildable. With one quick swipe, this lipstick leaves just the perfect amount…

 

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