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23 September 2013

Pamper Yourself With Pumpkin: DIY Facial Recipes

Fall is officially here!  That means the stores will soon be filled with delicious pumpkin desserts and drinks.  Pumpkin is also great for your skin, so it can be used to make many DIY beauty recipes from masks to scrubs. For best results, use freshly ground pumpkin, but canned pumpkin will also work well.

DIY Pumpkin Face Mask - This wonderful facial mask will hydrate your skin with vitamin rich pumpkin, and the yogurt and honey will soothe irritated skin.

Pumpkin Body Scrub - She tells you how to make your own pumpkin puree, and then she gives you an awesome pumpkin body scrub recipe.

Pumpkin Face Mask - I like this site because she tells you exactly how to customize the facial mask for your skin type.

Pumpkin Salt Scrub - Very detailed recipe for a salt scrub, including printable labels!  These make great gifts for friends and family.

16 September 2013

3 Beauty Tips to Combat Allergy Face

This post brought to you by Zyrtec. All opinions are 100% mine.

Every year about this time, my allergies start bothering me.  I wake up with red, watery eyes and spend the day sneezing.  Luckily, Zyrtec helps me keep my symptoms under control, and I do practice a few makeup tricks to help me look my best.  

Allergy Face

Many women who suffer from allergies also suffer from Allergy Face.  Red, watery eyes; blotchy, dry skin; and puffiness around your eyes are all tell-tale signs that you suffer from allergies.  

The good news is that you don't have to be a slave to your allergies, and you can look your best!  Zyrtec offers some great ways to combat Allergy Face in this video.  

More Tips

  • To cover dark circles from lack of sleep, use a thick creamy concealer.  If you have redness around your eyes, use a green tinted coverup stick under your concealer.  Use yellow if your skin has a blue tint.
  • Use a cobalt blue or navy blue eyeliner and mascara to reduce the appearance of redness around your eyes.  
  • Teary eyes can make your makeup run, so use a waterproof eyeliner and mascara.  You can also clean up smudged makeup with an eye makeup remover pen to  clean up the lines and help you look great for the rest of the day.  

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03 September 2013

Tangle Teezer Review

My daughter, 6, has very fine hair.  She wants to grow it out so she looks like Rapunzel, but she cries when I brush her hair.  We use a detangling spray, but she still hated getting her hair brushed.  I kept threatening to cut her hair short, but then I found this brush.  If you are tired of screaming before bed and in the mornings, read this Tangle Teezer review.

I came across the Tangle Teezer online, but I wasn't sure that it would work.  It really didn't look much different from other brushes, but I was desperate.  I ordered hot pink for my bitty girl and crossed my fingers.

When I opened up the package, I still wasn't sure how it would work.  The bristles are made of thin plastic, so I wasn't sure it would hold up to daily use.

If you look at the brush from the side, the bristles are different lengths.  This helps it slide through your hair and gently untangle knots without yanking.

I tried it on my hair, which happened to be straight that day, and it did seem to glide through my hair easier.  But the real test would be on the girl.

When I told her it was time to brush, she protested.  I showed her the new brush, and she was skeptical, but willing to let me try.  She braced herself for the torture.

No screaming on the first pass.  In fact, she didn't scream at all!

I won't say the Tangle Teezer is completely painless for her, but it is a lot better than any other brush or comb we tried.  I can use it on her hair dry without any detangler without any fighting!  Combing her hair used to take about 10 minutes, but now I just make one or two passes down each section before we are done.

My Tangle Teezer review is 5 stars!  It really does work like it says it will, and now she just might get Rapunzel hair and be able to keep it combed.