12 Tips for Awesome Naturally Curly Hair

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I have naturally curly hair.  My hair stylist says it’s off-the-charts curly.  She told me that after I asked her why all the “curly” hairstyles in the magazines were more wavy than curly. When I was younger, I hated my hair.  I tried everything to make it straight instead of curly but I never succeeded.  It just looked dumb.  See what I mean: Then one day, I’m not sure how it … [Read more...]

Tangle Teezer Tames Tangled Hair

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My 4-year-old granddaughter does NOT like having her hair brushed and it’s always a battle!  One time I was attempting to brush her hair and she kept covering her hair with her hands.  Then she said:  “Don’t forget there’s brains in there.” However, her mama recently found a brush that makes the battle a little easier.  I was so impressed with the magic brush that I got one, too.  Combined with … [Read more...]

Rock It and Roll It!

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Sure Fire Tips to Make Hot Rolling Your Hair Easy and Fun! The stereotype of hot rollers is that you roll your hair right before you put on your formal. I, however, have found hot rolling to be easy enough that I can do it right before throwing on a pair of yoga pants and a t-shirt. And with different sized rollers, you can choose high volume, waves or curls to complete whatever ensemble … [Read more...]

Sephora

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When I have a few bucks in pocket from a birthday or Christmas, the first place my money takes me is Sephora.  I LOVE Sephora.  Here's why: Makeup to die for - These products will set you back but sometimes a splurge is worth it! With brands like Urban Decay, Lorac and Too Faced, you can't go wrong. They have shadow pallets of all colors (which is my guilty pleasure), liners with pigment you … [Read more...]

Winter Sucks! (all the moisture out of your skin)

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Even those of us with the best skin have a dry skin battle every now and again. Here are some tips on how to ease the winter “ash”. Cooler Shower/No Baths - The first thing you want to do when you get up and out from under the warm covers is hop into a hot shower.  Resist the urge. Hot water sucks the moisture from your skin causing that tight itchy feeling. Sitting in a tub of water for an … [Read more...]

Rapunzel, Rapunzel…

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ideas for keeping your locks soft enough to attract a prince and strong enough for one to climb Because I went to cosmetology school and because I'm lazy and have spent a lot of time making things easy, I have knowledge and ideas swimming around in my head that I feel I must share about hair care. Unfortunately, these are ideas, do’s and tidbits of information that I can't fit neatly into an … [Read more...]

Tips for Coping When You’re Running on Empty

Running on Empty

I haven’t slept in what seems like forever.  My kids have been sick and awake at all hours and my husband works nights.  Aside from having a fabulous mother-in-law who is taking good care of me, here are a few things I do to feel a little more sane when I'm running on empty. Shower/Bathe - When I'm pooped, it can be tempting to skip the shower but being nasty ain't gonna make me feel better. … [Read more...]