Beauty Tips & Simple Skincare with Gita Bass

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We love hearing the latest and greatest from beauty gurus, and when the opportunity came up to interview celebrity makeup artist Gita Bass, we jumped at it. Bass is behind some of your favorite red carpet beauty looks on Katie Holmes, Elizabeth Olsen, Selena Gomez, Ashley Greene, Debra Messing, and … [Read more...]

Food for Sleep: Natural Answer to Sleepless Nights

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Sleep has never come easy for me. I used to be a heavy sleeper - I could fall asleep anywhere and sleep through anything. I was a night owl and could get by on such little sleep it could not possibly have been healthy. I would go through bouts of insomnia, but overall, I got great sleep. Not … [Read more...]

Find the perfect fall 2014 makeup trend for your style

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Whether you are the natural makeup kind of lady or the never go out without your fake eyelashes fashionista, I bet you are as eager as I am to discover what colors and styles will rule the beauty world this coming fall. Yes, the lovely autumn season is upon us and will bring us these 4 marvelous … [Read more...]

Pregnancy Skin Solutions: Direct from the Trenches

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My college roomie-turned-sister-in-law and I have a running joke about our fated skin. First, we suffered from adolescent acne (8th-10th grades, you still haunt me). We combatted that and later found ourselves college freshman with anxiety-induced acne. This was followed by the glorious exercise … [Read more...]

CC Yourself with Glowing Skin — We’ll Tell You How

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There's been a lot of buzz in the past couple years about BB and CC creams, and many wonder if these so-called miracle solutions will help them achieve the glowing skin we all desire. I have to admit I too approached the concept with a degree of skepticism, especially as I tend to favor more … [Read more...]

Summer-Friendly Smoky Eye

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Sometimes you just want to jazz it up for date night, a wedding, or whatever else your warm-weather plans have in store. I've found that an all-black or dark gray smoky eye can be a bit too heavy in summer months, but you can still achieve the same punch from color cousins brown or purple. The trick … [Read more...]

Best of the Beauty Aisle

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This summer, I'm pregnant and all about saving time and money. But a girl needs her beauty staples, after all. A trip to Target with (or without!) your kids can provide cheap fun for all, and have Mama headed home with some amazing products sans the major price tag. We all love our luxe … [Read more...]

Say Hi to Summer Thighs with CoolSculpting *GIVEAWAY*

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I've been working so hard to get in shape this year - and I've been seeing great results. Well, mostly I've been seeing great results. I swear, no matter how many crunches I do, I've had three kids and I still have a baby pooch. And no matter how many leg lifts, my thighs are just not what they … [Read more...]

Summer Beauty Hacks for the Busy Mama

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Have you ever found yourself relaxing at the beach with the family, decided to trek up to the bathroom, and been instantly horrified by the reflection you see in the mirror? Hair in a mess, skin blotchy, minimal makeup that looked so cute at home, now sweat-streaked and spidery? We've all been … [Read more...]