Friday, July 18, 2014

Summer beauty fixes - ingrown hairs

Summer beauty fixes - ingrown hairs

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With bikini season in full bloom, that means it's time to bare (just about) everything. The more you shave/wax, the more likely you are to get ingrown hairs. When the hair grows sideways it curls back into the skin, becoming ingrown.

There are ways to treat them - the main being to exfoliate. When you exfoliate you scrub away the thin top layer of skin cells, which traps & causes them to become ingrown. Also effective are the astringents containing salicylic acid. I swear by Tend Skin, the bliss pads are also very good. 

xx, B

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Summer beauty fixes - clean & clear skin

Summer beauty fixes


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I know I'm not the only one dealing with an occasional pimple on my back/chest during the summer months. The good news is that you can treat body/face acne the same way - washing with a salicylic acid based cleanser. This way you keep your pores clear, avoiding future break outs. Here are some to try - I've tried them all - they work! For on the go you can you AcneFree medicated wipes, great for the gym bag.

xx,B

Friday, July 11, 2014

Summer beauty fixes - how to fix sun damaged hair

How to fix sun damaged hair


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During the summer months, our hair goes through so much. The hazy, hot & humid weather AND the aftermath of "swimmer's hair". You know how hard, dry & brittle your hair feels after a day at the beach or pool. Ever since going natural, I've made it my business to really take care of my hair, that includes deep conditioning on a weekly basis (one of my favorite DIY recipes).

The key to healthy hair during the summer time is to hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! Regular deep-conditioning treatments are the foundation & lifeline for curly hair (any hair really, especially if you use heat). Also cutting back on your use of heat tools (blow dryer, curling/straightening irons) - the high temps are a surfier way to say your hair of any moisture it has.

Here are a few of my favorite deep conditioners, each one serves a purpose. Find you purpose & you will find your deep treatment.

xx, B


Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Wednesday Wants | Peplum Crop Top

Style File | Peplum Crop Top

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Put a twist on a crop top, with a peplum crop. It's super easy to style - pear it with a pencil skirt, slim trousers or dress up a pair of skinny jeans for a night out. 

xx, B

Monday, June 30, 2014

Style Filie | Mirrored sunnies

Style Filie | Mirrored sunnies

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Mirrored sunglasses have become a must-have this season. With all the different styles [wayfarer, square, cat eye, round, aviator, etc] it's hard not to pick up a pair or three! ;-)

xx, B

Friday, June 27, 2014

Going coo coo for pineapples!

Going coo coo for pineapples!

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I love eating pineapples and now I'm loving the pineapple print trend as well. It's cute, fun, perfect for summer.

xx, B

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Instant Outfit

Instant Outfit

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Looking for an instant outfit for the summer months?! Take a cute romper + bold strappy sandals + a clutch and you are good to go! Perfect for a date night or a GNO, possibilities are endless.

xx, B

Monday, June 23, 2014

How To Pronounce The Hardest Names In Fashion





I know I'm not the only one who struggles to pronounce some of fashion's most popular designer names. It's one thing to read the names in an article but with the help of i-D's cute video you can not only hear the proper pronunciation but also see some of their pieces modeled by some of the industry's hottest bodies.

xx, B

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Thirsty Thursday - Healthy Edition

I'm a newbie to juicing, so naturally I scoured the internet/blogs looking for tips & recipes. Not going to lie, there's an over abundance of info out there - one can get overwhelmed, easily.  

Here are a few tips -
- I like to use coconut water over plain water, for all of it's benefits including, being low in calories, high in potassium & super hydrating, just name a few
- I like to use frozen fruits, eliminating the need for ice [which can in turn water down your smoothie]. You just want to be careful when buying frozen fruit, make sure it's not drowned in sugary juices. If using use fruit, just wash, peel, portion the fruit & store in the freezer, for when you're ready to use.
- Lastly, [I learned this the hard way] you should blend in stages - blending your greens w/your water first [this eliminates leafy chunks] NO one likes leafy chunks!

Here is a quick & easy go-to recipe -

Ingredients -

- 2 cups of greens of your choice (I had baby spinach on hand)
- 8 oz of coconut water
- 1 cup of frozen mixed fruit (banana, strawberry, pineapple)




So once again, you blend the greens & water first. Then add frozen fruit & enjoy! Let me know if you try it & like it. Also if you have any recipe ides to share.

xx, B