Friday, April 24, 2015

How to heal dry peeling lips

shiny red lips
Are your lips still dry and peeling? Get sexy kissable lips with a little TLC. Start by giving them a gentle exfoliation. 
You can exfoliate your lips in a few ways:

A brush
Use a toothbrush or a motorized brush such as a Clarisonic brush on wet lips.

A washcloth
Use a wet washcloth on wet lips.

A scrub
Use a sugar scrub on wet lips.

Here is an easy sugar scrub recipe.
brown sugar scrub

Brown Sugar Lip Scrub Recipe

1 Tablespoon Brown Sugar
1 Teaspoon Olive Oil

Mix brown sugar and olive oil together in a small bowl until smooth. Wet your lips. Apply scrub to your lips. Massage the lips and lip line in a circular motion for 30 seconds. Rinse and pat dry.

Exfoliate your lips once or twice per week. Exfoliating them more than that can over exfoliate them causing more peeling and irritation.

Now Moisturize!
After exfoliation, apply a thin layer of moisturizer. A facial moisturizer for dry or sensitive skin works well. 

Now Seal!
Next, add a lip balm to seal up the moisturizer. Some good ones to try are ESO , Blistex , Burt's Bees, Dr. Bronner's and Yes to.

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Your lips will be smooth and soft in no time

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Earth Day: Little things you can do to help Mother Earth

Do a little something to help Mother Earth.

There are special guidelines when throwing away paint to prevent contamination of soil and water sources. For instance, a can latex paint needs to be a solid, not liquid, to be thrown in the trash. The paint can should be opened to allow the liquid to evaporate. The can is okay to put in the trash when the paint is dried.
old nail polish
We don't think about it, but nail polish is paint. Most of us just toss an old unwanted bottle of nail polish in the trash. This creates the possibility of contamination of soil and water if the bottle is broken in a landfill.

How to dispose of old nail polish:

1. Pour the polish out of the bottle on to a paper towel and let it dry.
pouring out nail polish

2. Leave the top off of the polish bottle to allow the polish remnants to harden.

3. Once the polish is all dry, the paper towel and polish bottle can be tossed safely in the trash.

Here are more little things you can do that make a big difference.

1. Take a shorter shower

2. Pack your lunch in a reusable container

3. Use a refillable water bottle instead of disposables

4.Take a travel cup to fill at your favorite coffee shop

5. Turn lights off that are not needed

6. Turn your computer off when not in use

7. Turn the water off while you brush your teeth

8. Use a cloth dish towel instead of a paper towel

9. Start some tomato seeds for your garden

10. Take a reusable shopping bag to the store

11. Wash your clothes in cold water

12. Eat something organic

Help keep our environment clean and healthy today and everyday!

Earth Day Network

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Create a Handy Makeup Box

Save time during your morning routine by creating a beauty box. Fill a box with your every day makeup. 
It can be a pretty jewelry box with a mirror 
jewelry box for makeup
or a handy school supplies box.

school supplies box for makeup
Just open the box and everything you need is right there for you. No more rooting around through your makeup drawer to find what your need. Plus, it is easier to see everything in a makeup box instead of a makeup bag.

You can easily grab the box and move with the box to a room with better lighting as the seasons change and it is ready to pack in your suitcase when you travel.

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Monday, April 20, 2015

Crocheted Shorts for Men

I tuned into Kelly and Michael this morning to see Kelly showing this pic of crochet shorts for men. I was so amused by it, I just had to share it!
crocheted shorts for men
I can't think of one man that I know who would wear them. Not even my daughter's free spirited boyfriend. They are very creative, though!

Perhaps you have a man who  would love them. 

Here is an etsy shop to purchase a pair or maybe you fancy crocheted pants! You can get them custom made here: LordvonSchmitt

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Friday, April 17, 2015

What season does hair grow the fastest?

before and after hair collage
Want to try a shorter hairstyle but you are a little nervous about going short? 

Now is the time to try it! If you don't like the shortness, there is good news. 

Hair grows just a little faster in the summer due to warmer temperatures. The warmth and the sun exposure cause hormone changes in our bodies that cause better circulation. Better circulation provides more nutrients to the scalp which helps our hair grow better.

Have a Good Hair Day!

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

14 Tips on How to Dress for an Interview

Are you hunting for a new job? Your appearance, from head to toe, matters more than you think!
sexy pump with mesh
I chatted with a woman who was interviewing people to fill a job opening. She commented on one particular applicant's appearance. She said the job seeker was wearing worn open toe shoes with unpolished toe nails. The interviewer didn't even consider hiring her. Why? Lack of attention to the details in one's appearance implies the there may be a lack of attention to details in one's work.

This may not really be the case at all. The unpolished toe person could be an excellent employee, but the first impression doesn't say that at the interview. The business world is competitive. Like it or not, you must polish up for a job interview. Taking care of your appearance really does matter! Employers really do check out the details.

You don't have to spend a lot of money to polish up your look. For example, do a little bargain shopping at the mall for your interview outfit. There are great finds in the clearance rack. Polish your own nails or stop at the salon and get a polish change on your fingers and toes instead of a whole mani and pedi. 

14 Pre-Interview Grooming Tips:

1. Appropriate clothing
Start by wearing the appropriate clothing style for the job you are after. Research the dress code of the company and create a sharp clean look. Is the dress code formal, conservative or business casual? Save the short shirt and low cut top for date night. No flip flops either.

2. A Sharp 
Your clothes, shoes, handbag, computer bag, brief case, etc. must be in good repair and look fresh and clean. No wrinkles, holes, stains, lint or pet hair. Remember that commercial that featured the talking stain? lol! Here's the link:

3. Clothes that fit
Wear clothes that fit properly. Not too tight. Not big and baggy either.

4. Accessorize! 

Add a bit of simple jewelry, a scarf or nice belt to show you attend to every detail.

5. Nice Nails

No super long nails or ragged uneven nails. Have your nails a shorter length, well filed and even.

6. Polish up!

Wear polish on your fingernails and also on your toenails if you plan on wearing peek toe shoes. Choose a classic color such as nude, neutral pink or red. No trendy blue or green! Don't like color? Wear clear.

7. Simple Nails

Save the glitzy nail designs for another day.

8. Fresh Polish

No chipped polish. It is sloppy looking and shows lack of attention to details.

9. Lotion up. 

Moisturize dry rough hands. Be sure to massage the lotion into the cuticles. You most likely will be shaking hands.

10. Style your Hair

Your hair must be neat and clean.

11. No Over the top Makeup

Makeup always offers a polished look. Keep it on the conservative side. This is not the time for cat eyes and magenta lips.

12. No strong perfume.

13. Cover your Tattoos

You may want to hide any obvious tattoos and remove jewelry from facial piercings. Both can be distracting, plus the person interviewing may be judgmental. 

14. Polish the Pearly Whites
Brush and floss your teeth. You don't want to have that dreaded piece of salad stuck between your teeth!

Now go get that job!

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Monday, April 13, 2015

Broken or lost lipstick lid

Broken lipstick lid
So you have a favorite lipstick but the lid has broken apart and won't stay on the lipstick tube any more. Or, maybe you lost the lid for your lipstick. There is a simple solution. Save your old lids!
box of lipstick lids
Or you can make a new one out of duct tape!!!
duct tape lipstick lid
Click here to watch the video on how to make one
Click here to see my step by step blog post

Sometimes you've got to get creative
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Friday, April 10, 2015

How to fix Thin Eyebrows

This is what we want
thick eyebrow
thick, full youthful brows. We want to look more youthful so we need to make our brows look thicker. Plus, thick bold brows are a current trend.


This is what we have.
thin eyebrow
Eyebrows can become thinner and more sparse as we age. They also have a tendency to get shorter from both ends. It also happens due to certain medical conditions such as thyroid disorders. Or it can happen from just plain over plucking.

Put away the tweezers. 
Let your brows grow if you have over plucked.

Fill them in
Use a brush and a brow powder or a powder eye shadow that matches your hair color to fill thin brows in to hide the sparseness and add a little thickness. A powder is easy to work with and will give you a softer look than a pencil. It will also color gray hairs.

eyebrow powder
Try a hair growth formula
There are also some other options for thin brows. 
Latisse is a prescription medication used to treat hypotrichosis, not enough eye lashes. It seems to help brows grow better too.

There is a non prescription product called Grande Brow Eye Brow Enhancing Serum. It is made by the company that makes Grande Lash and uses amino acids, vitamins, peptides and plant extracts to help grow thicker eye brows.
Shop for Grande Brow

Get Lash Extensions
Lash extensions are great for creating long lashes. They are also great for creating fuller looking brows. Find a salon that does lash extensions and ask if the also do brow extensions too.

They may not look like this,

thick eyebrow
but thin brows can look better with a little effort!

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Lorac Champagne Dreams Palette

I pick up this Lorac Champagne Dreams Eye Shadow Palette at Ulta. It was one of their Daily Beauty Steals during their 21 Days of Beauty event. The packaging is so beautiful!
lorac champagne dreams

It is just as beautiful inside!

lorac champagne dreams palette
I hesitated before I bought it because I read a review that said the colors didn't show up well when applied and there was no staying power. It was only $15 so what the heck, I bought it. I figured I would use my favorite eye shadow primer, Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion, first. It makes all shadows work better!
urban Decay Primer Potion
The colors do have sheerness, but they go on nicely.  They blend well together and create a beautiful soft shimmering look. I did apply the Primer Potion first, by the way, and the shadow stayed beautiful and crease free all day. I used 5 of the 7 colors to create this look.
Pink and taupe eye shadow
I think would be amazing on a bride!

The Champagne Dreams palette was a special palette. I don't know if you can still get it, but the colors look very similar (in fact, they could be the same because the Champagne Dreams shadows are not named) to the Lorac Unzipped Palette. $42.00 at Ulta and

lorac unzipped eye shadow palette

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