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If men can wear buns why shouldn’t women shave their faces?

One of my biggest fears in life is that I will start growing facial hair and my vision will be so poor that I won’t be able to see it! (See the importance of owning a magnifying makeup mirror here). This very topic came up recently with a girlfriend who confided to me that she shaved her entire face once…

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15 Nail Polish Colors for the Exceedingly Lazy

I am not a huge fan of putting the time and effort necessary into taking care of my nails for a number of reasons: 1.) Getting gel manicures are nice but who has the time to sit at the salon on a regular basis to keep up with it? After 7 days mine always start to lift near the cuticle…

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30 Day Challenge – Oil Pulling!

  Summer is quickly becoming a memory and sadly so is my tan.  My teeth may not really be in need of a tune up but the fading tan is making me believe otherwise. I am a die hard fan of teeth whitening kits. Historically I have used this product every six months with good results. I try to do…

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Stop Giving Up On Life! 8 Rules for Getting Dressed.

Dressing appropriately has become a lost art. My sister recently passed this article along to me which is hilarious and tragic all at the same time. Recently I have been a lot of places where the dress “code”- or lack thereof, just shocks me. Let’s get it together people! It got me thinking about my own set of rules for…

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35 Quick Pick-Me-Ups

The premise of this blog is how to look and feel good without spending a lot of time. Sometimes I have a day that is just down in the dumps, so I started brainstorming quick pick me ups that (nearly instantly) make me look or feel better. Some have to do with my outward appearance, some have to do with…

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Prepare to be Amazed- 30-Day Water Challenge!

Update 7/29/15 After my initial post issuing the water challenge I had no less than 12 girlfriends take me up on the challenge. Fast forward 30 days and only 2 were able to complete it- because a gallon is a whole lot of water to drink every day!   An amazing transformation happened with my friend Gena! Most noticeably the…

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Super Easy Way to Determine What Colors Look Great on You

“I think this matches your season Pedro”   – Deb, Napoleon Dynamite I have a girlfriend who likes to point out that not everyone is wearing the right color for their skin tone- whether it be the clothing they are wearing or the makeup on their face. She always brings it back to Color Me Beautiful- the simple systems of…

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What to bring? What to bring? Hostess Gifts!

It seems to be the time of year for a party!  Housewarmings, BBQs (or as we say here in Wisconsin “fryouts”), dinner parties, birthday parties, baptisms, weddings, graduations…the list goes on and on. What to bring the host and hostess?  Some of the best hostess gifts that I have received are things that are not necessarily something I would buy…

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One, two, three step…Make me up!

Makeup is something that I started getting interested in later than most women I suppose, and by the time it became somewhat of an emergency (due to major dark circles under my eyes from sleep deprivation of a growing family) I had no idea where to start. I also had no time to learn. Cue YouTube videos- The perfect companion…

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Starting with the Basics- Nails!

You definitely don’t need to draw attention to your nails with flashy colors or designs, but you also don’t need to draw attention to them for looking raggedy and unkempt. Sometimes less is best. Personally I am a believer in short, clean nails. Most of my life I have played the piano and guitar, so short nails are the best…

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