Thursday, July 31, 2014

Style Crush | Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez seems to defy the laws of gravity, getting better with age. She recently celebrated her 45th birthday and she has never looked better! Here's to wishing we all look this good at 45!













xx, B

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Monday, July 28, 2014

Summer beauty fixes - oily skin

Summer beauty fixes - oily skin

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Do you start your day w/matte fresh looking skin, only to find out that by lunch time you're a shiny mess?! If you have oily skin then blotting paper are a beauty godsend! Don't use powder to soak up the oil; doing so will only make your skin appear cakey because you are just layering makeup on top of more makeup. Opt for blotting papers instead they will soak up the oil without removing your makeup.

xx, B

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