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The Art of Mastering The Perfect Blowout

It is time to drop your weekly hair appointment to the salon, and pick up the blow dryer yourself! You know what they say, “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” Okay so maybe it’s not that big of a deal, but what if your favorite hair dresser is on vacation and you have an important date? It wouldn’t be a bad idea to keep these skills in your pocket for a rainy day. Mastering the perfect blowout isn’t as hard as you think. Check out my tips below!

The perfect blowout starts in the shower with a shampoo and conditioner specifically designed for your hair. I have fine and frizzy hair so I like to use sulfate-free shampoos. My personal favorites are the Moroccan Oil Hydrating Shampoo and Conditioner. The gentle hydrating shampoo and conditioner has antioxidant argon oil & replenishing nutrients to help cleanse & hydrate dehydrated hair. Make sure to get all the product out of your hair to make sure you have a long-lasting blowout. The conditioner leaves an oily residue in your hair that makes your blowout look greasy.

Price: $9.50/$10.00 for a 2.4 oz bottle

Apply a heat protecting spray to damp clean hair to avoid damaging your hair when using the dryer. I love the TRESemme Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Leave‑In Spray. I have used this spray since High School when I flat-ironed my hair daily *cringe*. You can get it at Target for $4 and it works just as well as any fancy brand.

Price: $3.99

Next up, divide the hair into small sections. I divide my hair into 5 sections because my arm gets tired quite fast( I really need to hit the gym) and my hair is very thin making it easier to dry. There is no magic number for how many sections you can have but stick to working with a small amount of hair at a time to make sure that the hair is properly dried.

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Start in the back of your head and using a large round brush wrap the hair around the brush. Start drying your hair with the brush vertically. Make sure the blow dryer isn’t directly touching your hair to avoid damaging your strands. Take your time with each section and add volume by putting the brush under the hair at the crown of your head. Twirl hair away from your face for that desired bouncy effect.

Conair – Infiniti Pro Hair Dryer

Price: $32.99

Ceramic + Ion Thermal Hairbrush

Price: $19.95

Spray your hair with a finishing spray to avoid any fly aways. I personally use HASK Flexible Finish HairSpray- Light Hold. It helps seal my hair without making my hair stiff.

Price: $4

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Game of Thrones: Daenerys Targaryen’s Best Outfits

 

If you haven’t heard of HBO’s Game of Thrones yet, I don’t know what rock in bikini bottom you’ve been living under. Just this past Sunday alone the show pulled in a total audience of 13.64 million viewers. That’s more people than the population of New York City and Los Angeles combined! Based off George R.R. Martin’s best-selling book series “A Song of Ice and Fire”, the show takes you through every single emotion possibly imagined. The costumes are also pretty incredible! One of my favorite parts of the show is how fan favorite, Daenerys Targaryen, has a new outfit for literally every situation. The queen is truly ready for anything! I mean did you see her snow queen outfit this past week?! Elsa who? From her draped dresses to her sexiest fits, Here are some of her best looks throughout the Game of Thrones series!

 

Let’s us know what you think of Daenerys Targayen’s outfits! Who’s best looks from Game of Thrones do you want to see next?

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NY + Company: Gabrielle Union Collection Review

After months of teasing on Instagram, Gabrielle Union FINALLY debuted her highly anticipated New York + Company collaboration this week. The collection is available exclusively in store and online. The 51-piece collaboration is described as polished, sophisticated, smart and edgy and includes everything from pencil skirts, peplum jackets, Kimonos, cropped pants, blouses, shells, and dresses. Did I mention that every single piece in this collection retails for less than $150?

Gabrielle Union’s impeccable style was a driving influence in this collection. It features versatile separates in bold prints and modern silhouettes, with a trendsetting twist. So if you are looking for pieces to spice up your work wardrobe this fall, I highly suggest you check out this NY + Co x Gabrielle Union collection. I promise you won’t be disappointed.

Here are some of my personal highlights from the collection!

 

Cutout Jumpsuit

Price: $89.95

V-Neck Sheath Dress

Price: $79.95

Choker Blouse

Price: $54.95

Sleeveless Turtleneck Sweater

Price:$49.95

Long Floral Kimono

Price: $129.95

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Valentine’s Day Essentials!

Whether you’re getting glam for Valentine’s Day (or Galentine’s Day J), IT Cosmetics will give you that certain something that will make you feel like your most beautiful you! Their #1 best-selling shade Je Ne Sais Quoi™ provides the perfect pop of pink – just enough to make cupid blush! One swipe on the lips and cheeks is all you need to look perfectly polished day or night!

 

NEW! Bye Bye Pores Blush™ $24

Bye Bye Pores™ Blush is NOW AVAILABLE in our most coveted shade – Je Ne Sais Quoi™! This award-winning Bye Bye Pores™ formula is infused with optical-blurring pigments which instantly diffuse the look of pores and discoloration! It’s filled with skin-loving ingredients like anti-aging silk, hydrolyzed collagen, antioxidants and peptides which will give you a youthful flush. One quick swipe of this talc-free formula will make your heart skip a beat!

Your Je Ne Sais Quoi™ Complexion Perfection Award-Winning Face Palette $42

This palette includes four must-have, talc-free powder formulas that instantly enhance and brighten your features: new Sunshine in a Compact™ Matte Bronzer, new Perfect Lighting™ Luminizer, new Bye Bye Pores Blush™, and award-winning Bye Bye Pores Pressed™ Poreless Finish Airbrush Pressed Powder.

Je Ne Sais Quoi™ Hydrating Color Awakening Lip Treatment $24

This ultra-hydrating formula locks in moisture and reacts with the warmth of your lips to create your perfect flush of color!

Your Lips But Better™ Waterproof Lip Liner Stain $20

Defines your lips while keeping your favorite lipsticks and glosses in place—can also be used as your all-over matte stain!

Vitality Lip Flush Stain™ Gloss $24

Glides on like a lightweight serum, drenching your lips in intense hydration and rich pigment that lasts all day.

Vitality Lip Blush™ Hydrating Gloss Soft Stain $24

Delivers high shine and 50% less stain than the original for softer, sheerer color that’s equally as beautiful.

Vitality Lip & Cheek Flush Stain™ Anti-Aging Color Reviver $24

Hydrates your skin while delivering a naturally pretty pop of pink to your lips and cheeks.

Vitality Lip Flush Stain™ 4-in-1 Lipstick $20

Combines your balm, gloss, stain and lipstick into one lip-loving formula that doesn’t come off until you take it off!

Blurred Lines™ Smooth-Fill Lipstick $24

Smooths on nourishing, highly pigmented color that blurs away lip lines and evens your lip tone for a younger-looking smile.

CC+ Blush™ Anti-Aging Crème Blush $24

The hydrating, color-correcting crème formula gives your cheeks a vitality-filled flush that lasts!

Ombré Radiance Blush $24

This best-selling powder blush doubles as your highlighter, and transforms your skin with a matte-to-radiant flush of color!

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Beauty Alert: Éclair Naturals

Éclair Naturals, a new luxuriously pure hair and body care line, brings the best of nature at an affordable price with sustainably sourced and produced products! The brand uses natural food grade ingredients to create unique and efficacious formulas that are non-GMO, gluten free, soy free, vegan, and cruelty-free, and proudly made in the USA. Take a peek into the Éclair Naturals garden and discover where the magic begins: 
 
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  • ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF JUICE: Extracted from the inner part of the leaves of the Aloe Barbadensis plant, this skin conditioner and moisturizing agent also contains antimicrobialand anti-inflammatory properties. Featured in: All Over Lotion, Shower Gel, Liquid Hand Soap, Hand Sanitizer, Deodorant and Foaming Hand Soap.
  • SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL: An extremely light, dry oil that adds instant emolliency to any skin care product. Contains the same molecular structure as the skin’s natural oils and effectively reduces dryness, wrinkles, and stretch marks, while cleaning clogged pores and restoring skin’s natural pH balance. Featured in: All Over Lotion, Body Scrubs and Polishes, Body Butters, Effervescent Bath Salts and Handcrafted Soaps. 
  • PINK HIMALAYAN SALT: Rare salt from the Himalayan Mountains (mined in the Khewra Salt Mines of Pakistan), which is rich in magnesium and potassium minerals to exfoliate, soothe and invigorate skin. Featured in: Body Scrubs and Polishes, and Effervescent Bath Salts. 
  • PLUMERIA ACUTIFOLIA (FRANGIPANI) FLOWER EXTRACT: Also known as the “Secret Oil of the South Pacific,” this extract derived from the flowers of Plumeria Acutifolia adds shine and a natural scent, while protecting hair from harmful UV rays. Featured in: Shampoos and Conditioners. 

 

 

Check out EclairNaturals.com for a full list of ingredients which combine innovative science with nature; virtually all products are $10 and under at Rite Aid, RiteAid.com, and Target.com.

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How to Behave Around Service Dogs

Repost from https://www.companionanimals.org/behave-around-service-dogs/

If your first instinct when you see a service dog is to think, “Aww, how cute,” you’re pretty typical.  Who doesn’t love and want to approach these hard-working canine helpers?  Behaving appropriately around these furry friends while they’re at work is a huge help to their owners and their dogs. Let’s take a look at how the public should know about how to behave around service dogs.

Service Dog Behaving Lovingly Beside Pool

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