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Great Beauty Tips for the New Year

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Every year, people say “new year, new me!”  This year, we’re working on actually changing things.  Here are some great beauty tips to help you kick off the new year in style.

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With the New Year now in full swing, it brings with it an air of change and excitement. You may have vowed to change up your beauty regime or get better at doing your makeup. You might have even opted for a new hairstyle to match your NYE outfit.

Whatever changes you are making in your fashion or beauty regime, it’s always a good idea to keep things looking fresh. Here are a few beauty tips to set you on the right path to having great style and hair for the New Year.

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How to Get Better at Doing Makeup

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One of the things I’ve been toying with is going to cosmetology school. Now, I don’t want to do makeup professionally, other than on my blogs. I just want to know how to get better at doing makeup. I figure I’m not the only person out there that feels this way.

How to Get Better at Doing Makeup?

Boy, that’s a loaded question. I mean, they say practice makes perfect, and I suppose in some instances it does. BUT – bad technique and bad looks will just get reinforced. So what do you need?

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Gray Away + $50 Visa Gift Card Giveaway

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Do you have a few stray grey hairs popping up? I’m starting to get a few of these, and it’s no Bueno. No Bueno at all. Never fear! Gray Away is here to help us all! Gray Away is a root touch up system of hair color. Instead of coloring all of your hair, you just do a little touchup where you need it. Brilliant, eh?

The folks at Gray Away are sponsoring a giveaway for How Was Your Day readers.  One lucky How Was Your Day? reader is going to win One Year Supply of Gray Away, along with a $50 Visa Gift Card. Pretty great, right? Ready to enter? Do so in the Gleam widget after the jump.

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Holiday Beauty Tips for All Styles | An Infographic

Now that the holidays are upon us, we’re attending so many holiday themed events. So. Many. Events. Of course, you want to step up your makeup routine from the everyday look you wear to something special. These suggestions will let your holiday beauty shine, while still allowing you to feel comfortable in your own skin.

Know what’s even better? Several of these holiday beauty tips and tricks are interchangeable. Going to multiple events this year? Change your hair and keep the same holiday makeup. Or change the holiday makeup and keep the holiday hair. Or change up both the holiday makeup and the holiday hair. The possibilities with these holiday beauty tips are practically endless!

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Angelic Faces: Holiday Makeup Looks Infographic Provided by TEMPTU

 

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Easy Budget Beauty Makeover Tricks

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Are you desperate for a new look?   For some reason, the holidays and the beginning of the new year always does this to me.  You say you don’t want to pay a fortune or spend lots of time to achieve this new look, though? I hear ya there!  These easy budget beauty makeover tricks can update your beauty regimen and  give you a fresh, new look without breaking the bank.

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Combat Dry Fall Skin with Bodycology Toasted Sugar

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Now that fall has arrived, we’re all experiencing some of the same things – trees changing colors, cooler weather, and days getting dark earlier. Perhaps the biggest thing we’re all experiencing is dry skin. No one wants that! There are ways to avoid that dreaded gift of fall, though.

One way is Bodycology. Everyone knows Bodycology, right? That great brand that gives us deliciously scented bath and body products at a budget friendly price tag? Yeah, I thought so. Well, the brand is back with some new delights for Fall. One of these delights is the Bodycology Toasted Sugar scent. The folks at Bodycology were kind enough to send over part of the Bodycology Toasted Sugar line.

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Simple Steps to Take Care of Your Health

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Taking stock of your health is vital. After all, your health is important. You don’t want to feel that you are in ill health. Sometimes, it can take us a while to start looking after ourselves. But, it’s better to do so sooner rather than later. Let me tell ya – once you hit 30, it’s all downhill!   Deciding to take care of your health will ensure that you feel physically and emotionally rejuvenated.

 

There are some great ways that you can make yourself feel better. You need to start looking at ways of looking better and feeling great. The best thing about this is that you don’t have to spend a fortune. Some simple lifestyle changes are all that is needed t take care of your health.

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Pre Wedding Beauty Checklist

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Getting ready on your wedding day can be very stressful. You want to look more gorgeous than you’ve ever looked before, but with everything going on it can be easy to forget something important. This wedding beauty checklist should help you when it comes to beautifying yourself on your big day. If you make sure you’ve got these things done, you can’t go wrong:

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Hairfinity Hair Vitamins for Healthier Hair

I just got my hair cut last week. One of the comments that my stylist always makes is that my hair is so healthy. Every stylist I’ve ever been to makes these same kind of comments on the state of my hair. The other crazy thing about my hair is that it grows really fast.

Do you want healthy, thick, luxurious hair? Of course, what a dumb question, right?!?! Super healthy, fast growing hair? Ummm…where do I sign up? As it turns out, there are great hair vitamins that you can take, that help with your hair. Hairfinity, from Brock Beauty, is here to help you get those shiny, super healthy locks that you’ve been craving.

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5 Must Have Essentials for Your Handbag

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Thanks to Kotex for sponsoring the 5 Must Have Handbag Essentials.

We all know that women seem to carry everything and the kitchen sink around in their bags.

“Do you have a socket wrench?”

“Why yes, I think I do, let me look.”

It’s beyond ridiculous. We don’t need all this junk, though. Nope. We only need to carry a few things, and these are my top five handbag essentials.

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A Guide to Year Round Beauty

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We all want to look our best, but this can be difficult from season to season. Our bodies change in each season, making our needs different. That doesn’t mean you can’t be beautiful all year round though! Find out how you can do it with this guide to staying beautiful:

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Kick Bad Habits to The Curb

It goes without saying that bad habits should be kicked to the curb immediately. This includes eating junk, smoking, and binge drinking. Sure you can have the odd treat meal and drink, but don’t go overboard! Not only will you put on layers of fat, you’ll also jeopardize the condition of your skin, bones, teeth, and other things. Treat yourself as a temple, and do things for yourself because you want to be healthy and happy.

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How to Get Gorgeous Hair

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Healthy hair that’s full of volume makes a huge difference to your general appearance. Everyone will ask you how to get gorgeous hair. Limp and greasy or dry and frizzy hair can make you look washed out and unwell. Looking in the mirror at lifeless hair is nothing short of depressing. Keeping your hair full of life will help to keep you full of life too. And doing so isn’t very hard, as long as you’re willing to put the time and effort in. Of course, not everyone’s hair can be beautifully voluminous the natural way. But anyone can get a bit of help from some trusty hair care products.  Continue reading for tips on how to get gorgeous hair.

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Get Rid of Flakes with Head and Shoulders

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Have you been avoiding wearing dark colored tops? Are you concerned about other people touching your hair or getting too close to it? Do you ever get those flakes that show up in your hair? If you relate to any of these, I feel your pain. Dandruff can really affect your life, and your plans.

Well, fear no more. Head and Shoulders has heard our cries. Their new and improved formula helps to get rid of dandruff flakes and leave your hair looking silky and full of body. It wasn’t that long ago that you had to choose between good hair and dandruff control. Sometimes dandruff shampoo left your hair smelling a little odd, too. Not anymore!

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April 2014 Beauty Box 5 Review

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There are a few things that I am a sucker for. Baby animals, coffee drinks, and glitter are amongst those things. Something else I cannot resist – subscription boxes. I recently had the opportunity to check out the Beauty Box 5 again when the good folks over there sent me the April 2014 Beauty Box 5.

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Beauty Box 5 is a subscription box that is beauty themed and has 5 items included each month. Pretty self-explanatory, right?

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Find Your Kleenex Style #kleenexstyle

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.Many thanks to Kleenex for sponsoring today’s story, and keeping my life stylish!  Opinions are always my own.

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What is your personal aesthetic?  Some people like sleek and modern, with lots of white and polished metal.  Others like country chic with dusty shades of green or lavender. And still others go for the cabin chic look with tree branches, animals, and hunter green.

Me?  I go for bold. I love color.  I love texture.  I love pattern.  I bet you’d never guess that from looking at my site, though, would ya?  Anyway, that’s one of the reasons I was so excited to see that Kleenex had partnered with one of my favorite designers for their new line of designer prints.

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Get Spring Ready Skin with Lush Cosmetics

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When I was 15 or so, we moved to Seattle.  This move seriously changed my life.  It was partly the age and partly being introduced to so many new experiences.  One of these new experiences was my introduction to Lush Cosmetics.  It was literally like a paradise of beauty products.  Bath bombs and lotions and cleansers, oh my!

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Fast forward about 15 years or so, and Lush is still one of the brands that I like.  Recently, I had the opportunity to check out a couple of new products from the great folks at Lush Cosmetics.  Well, new to me, at least.

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Options for At Home Hair Removal

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One of the biggest banes of my life is shaving my legs.  I absolutely abhor it, and will do just about anything to avoid that awful task.

Why do I hate shaving my legs so?  Let me count the ways!

That coarse, wiry hair seems to exist only to mock me.  I can shave my legs, and it grows back fast.  Like really fast.  Within a day or two, you have to repeat this awful task.  No thank you.  Factor in nicks, cuts, and razor burn, and fuhgeddaboutit.

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Olay Regenerist Luminous Glow Challenge Results #luminousglow

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The Olay Luminous Glow challenge is sponsored by P&G/SheSpeaks.  Opinions are my own.

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A couple weeks ago, I told you that I was taking the Olay Regenerist Luminous challenge.  I switched out my regular skin care regimen and replaced it with the new Olay Regenerist Luminous line.  As part of the challenge, I was to use the Olay Regenerist line for two weeks, and report back with my findings.

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