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Everything Pretty Best of 2014

This was a big year for Everything Pretty!  This was my second year blogging, and a big year of firsts for me.  I want to thank all of my readers for making this a very successful year for my blog.  Thank you so much for reading, commenting, pinning, and sharing my posts!  In case you missed any posts this year, here are my top 20 posts of 2014. 20.  How to Make Liquid Castile Soap Without Lye 19.  Green Tea Toner Recipe 18.  DIY Honey Paste for Soft Hands 17.  DIY Eyeshadow Primer Recipe 16.  How to Use Makeup Brushes 15.  10 Hair Myths Debunked! 14.  Life Changing Beauty Hacks You Need to Know 13,  Hair Mask Recipes for Damaged Hair 12.  DIY Concealer Recipe 11.  6 Tips for Naturally Curly Hair 10.  DIY Avocado Foot Scrub Recipe 9.  Tea Tree Oil Soap 8.  DIY Peel Off Mask Recipe 7.  How to Stop Period Cramps 6.  DIY Makeup Recipes 5.  4 Homemade Eyeshadow Recipes 4.  How to Tighten S

New Year's Eve Makeup Tips

Have you recovered from Christmas?  I almost am.  My tree and decorations are still up, but I've been just relaxing and trying to unwind.  I spent some late nights packing orders for my Etsy shop, and I was mentally and physically drained.  Hopefully, this week I can get some major organizing and purging done and then be back to my regular schedule the next week. One thing I am doing this week is looking over my yearly blog stats, so I would really appreciate it if you would take a moment to fill out my survey .  It will just take a minute, and it will help me learn more about my readers. Do you go out for New Year's Eve?  I'm married with three kids, so we usually stay home.  The kids usually do stay up until midnight, and we celebrate with some sparkling juice and snacks.  It's been a few years since I've gotten to go out on NYE, but if I did, I'd want to look amazing to ring in the new year.  Here are some New Year's Even makeup tips to help you look

Picture Perfect Holiday Photo Tips

This year as you visit with family and friends at holiday parties, how many photos will you be in?  I'll be in several in this year with our family, but I don't always photograph well.  I'm either "Wow! I look kinda good!"  or "Delete. That. Now." with nothing in between.  If you're like me — or even if you're naturally photogenic — follow these picture perfect holiday photo tips.

Best Curly Hair Products for Frizz Free Hair

Curly hair.  How I love and hate thee.  I love you when you work with me, but I hate you the other 90 percent of the time. If I use the wrong product on my hair, it ends up either frizzy or crunchy, and neither one is attractive. Curly hair tends to be dry, and it needs a lot of moisture.  When curly hair gets dry, it gets frizzy and unmanageable.  These are the best curly hair products that I've found for soft, manageable curls without going crunchy or frizzy. Links in this post may be affiliate links, which means that I earn a small commission from sales.

How to Hide a Cold Sore and Heal It Fast With Abreva® cream

I’m excited to share a post with you today that’s all about staying confident even when you’re battling a cold sore.  When a cold sore strikes, I don’t feel or act like myself.  With the holiday season approaching, I don’t want a cold sore to dampen my spirits or slow me down. That is why I keep Abreva® cream on hand to treat my cold sore at the very first sign.  Read below to discover other simple ways you can keep your confidence high this holiday season. It starts as a tingle on your lip.  Pretty soon, that tingle turns into a painful and unsightly cold sore. When I get a cold sore, I don't even want to leave the house.  I feel like everyone will be staring at the blemish, which is so embarrassing! Luckily, I have a secret weapon in my medicine cabinet to help me so I don't have to hide at home. At the first sign of a tingle, I reach for Abreva®  cream because it's the only FDA approved non-prescription cold sore medication, and it heals fast. The median he