Beauty Quickie

We don’t always have the money to make the weekly hair appointment. So next time you do go to the salon pay attention to what your stylists does, and even ask them for some tips on things you can do yourself at home. With practice you can get a decent blow out at home.

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I’ve been blow drying my own hair for years now. The only time I go to the salon is to get a trim or when I’m doing something major to my hair. If you’ve never done your own hair it might seem impossible to get the hang of it, but you will eventually. Like anything else it takes practice. And will save you money.

FootCare

Does the heel of your foot ever get rough, dry and or flaky? It’s normal, don’t freak out. I usually scrub my feet with a scrub to get rid of the dead skin. Avon has a great foot scrub, it’s called Foot Works Tropical Coconut Sea Salt Foot Scrub. It smells delicious and reminds me of Caribbean beachy days. For only $2.99 I’d say that’s a steal.

PROD_1027199_XLAfter rinsing off the foot scrub I finish scrubbing off the dead skin with a foot file. Continue doing this 1 to 2 times a week. I do while in the shower. It’s quick and simple.

Intense Hair Therapy

Even if you’ve never colored your hair, it’s still important to take care of it from damage. You need to be aware of sun damage, dehydration, and split ends. Now this is something I have yet to try, but I’ve heard very good things about. Pantene Pro-V has a weekly treatment that you leave in your hair for just 3 minutes. It’s called the 3 Minute Miracle Weekly Intensive Treatment. With a name like that, it’s pretty tough to pass up.

IMG_9515I don’t even have to explain how it works. The back of the box tells you everything. Take a look:

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Lip Stain

Do you ever get tired of reapplying lipstick or lip gloss? A lip stain can be the perfect solution for that. CoverGirl’s OutLast LipStain is like a magic marker for your lips. Just apply the color of your choice and there’s no need for a repeat throughout the day. You can add a clear gloss, however, if you want to add some extra shine to it.

2142It comes in a variety of shade so everyone can have their favorite.

Spa for your Lips

Your lips need to be pampered just as much as any other part of the body. We don’t only have to worry about them being chapped in the winter, but the sun does some damage to them as well. While at the beach I obsessed over protecting my skin from the sun and didn’t give much thought to my lips. Later in the day I paid the price for my mistake. My lips felt a little sunburned and I had to constantly apply lip balm to ease the discomfort. Thanks to a little routine I followed for the next couple of days they felt extra smooth soon after.

Every night I exfoliated my lips. You can use any lip exfoliator. I love how Kiss Me Exfoliating Lip Scrub from Philosophy works. You just leave it on for up to 3 minutes and wah-lah smooth lips.  231313_fpx.tif

My favorite chap stick is Burt’s Bees, but “desperate measure calls for desperate actions”. I opted for a second balm on top of that one. I started using C.O. BIGELOW’s Rose Salve and I love it.

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If you’re applying self tanners on your own, it can be really annoying to get it off of the palms of your hands. By applying moisturizers to your hands it will prevent them from absorbing the tanning products. Making it easier to wash off whatever does remain. 🙂