At Home Highlight Tips
Master At-Home Highlights with these Tricks

Coloring hair at home can be inexpensive and time saving, but also tricky, so follow these tips to avoid disaster

Master At-Home Highlights with these Tricks

Highlights can add dimension to hair and give it a gorgeous sun-kissed effect when done correctly, but a few missteps can make you look skunk-like or worse. Thanks to experts Rona O'Conner, celebrity colorist and co-owner of the Lukaro salon in Beverly Hills, Calif. and Marcy Cona, Clairol Global Creative Director of Color and Style, we got the scoop on how to successfully highlight hair at home -- check out their tips here.

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Solution for Dark Eye Circles

Benefit Cosmetics is having free shipping again for the next two days. Here is a great product - a light-diffusing powder concealer to camouflage fine lines and dark circles.


Ciara's Short Do

Ciara is on the cover of Social Life Magazine this month and she hasn't looked better in a long time! I don't know many people that can get away with this adorable short hair. She rocked it!

Who says short hair can't be cute?
Create a Tousled, Beachy Hairstyle on Short Hair

Follow these easy steps to turn blah hair into a sexy, lived in style

Create a Tousled, Beachy Hairstyle on Short Hair

Eli Thomas, owner of Thomas Chance Hairdressing in Santa Monica, Calif. shows you how to transform a sleek bob into a more playful, tousled look (a la Ginnifer Goodwin, Blake Lively and Jennifer Aniston). All you need are a few key items and you're set!

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When you turn old, buy yourself some youth.

Happy Birthday to me. I broke down and bought some super expensive (in my book) eye cream. The saleslady was from Illinois and was a mom of a 2 year old boy - how could I not trust her?
I purchased Estee Lauder's Advanced Night Repair Eye Recovery Complex. You only add three small dots under each eye twice a day. This is where I have to hold back and keep repeating in my head, "less is more."

I used it last night and my eyes are still puffy.......but, I will give it a chance! Reports to follow.

Classic Beauty Products we Love
8 Classic Beauty Products We Still Worship

Product reviews from readers prove you can never go wrong with these timeless buys

Whether it was your first grown-up purchase or a secret passed down through generations, some classic beauty formulas just can't be beat. Read on to see which oldies but goodies fans continue to adore.

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Chapstick True Shimmer

I have mentioned in the past that my name in high school was "lipstick queen" and it's something that makes me proud. It's kind of a family thing. My mom would never let me leave the house without wearing lipstick. She said it made me look "washed out." In my grandmother's final year with Alzheimer's disease, she still proudly wore her lipstick. I remember her on the flight back to Illinois for my grandfather's funeral. I will never forget that precious moment when she pulled a tube of lipstick out of her pocket and had me apply that bright pink color to her lips.

All these years later, a nice solution from Chapstick. Their new True Shimmer would be a great compromise for those who don't want to wear lipstick but still need moisture and a little sparkle. True Shimmer provides moisture, shimmer, and an illusion of color. I feel so bare without lipstick, but with True Shimmer, I can get a subtle amount of color and it feels great! It will work great to wear to the gym, breakfast, work, or just to cruise to the library and grab a few books. You never know who you will see, right?

True Shimmer is great for those who don't want to spend too much on lip balm/lip color too. At only $2.79 (on it is very reasonably priced. It comes in four distinct colors with awesome scents. Flavors Available: Botanical Berry, Peppermint Rush, Tropical, and Blended Fruit Sherbet

With a name like Chapstick, how can you go wrong? I am sure Grandma Vani would approve.

Great Healthy Food Site

I have been hooked on this website. It is written by Jenna Weber, this adorable girl living in Florida who bakes and tries to live a healthy lifestyle to the fullest. She writes about food, exercise, and her life.

I have tried her smoothies or "green monsters" and have been enjoying them. Everyone can use more fruits and veggies in their diet, right?

The smoothie or "green monster" that I have been making includes some or all of the following:
Smoothie ingredients: ice, water, skim milk or unsweetened almond milk, scoop of Amazing Meal (found at Sprouts or Sunflower Foods), strawberries, banana, blueberries, non-fat vanilla yogurt, and spinach/kale. I have thrown in flax seeds too but they are pretty crunchy for the most part. If you leave out the spinach/kale and just add berry flavored Amazing Meal, it tastes like an actual smoothie. The greens really give it that extra kick of healthiness and it is an acquired taste.

*Warning: Some sources have said that spinach is healthiest when lightly steamed and that the body cannot process it uncooked. This might cause stomach issues. In addition, drinking too many of the smoothies can really pack the calories into your day so don't overdo it (use less fruit and more veggies).

Supporters of Wheat Grass powder swear that it helps with wrinkles and skin tone. So far, no results but you never know! More on this subject to come............

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Softlips Contest Winners

Congratulations to the Winners:

Monique M.

Debbie Y


Email me at with your shipping address.

Happy Fourth of July

Enjoy your Fourth of July weekend everyone! I will be blogging again Monday with the winner of the Softlips giveaway.

Be sure to enter here:

How to do a Flirty Hairstyle
Your Ultimate Flirty Hair How-To Guide

Get expert tips and tricks, plus the perfect products, for seriously sexy hair

Raise your hand if you want gorgeous, sexy hair! It's easy to achieve with these tips. No matter what your hair length or type, get ready for some seriously stunning hair.

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