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Sunday, July 26th, 2009

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When you have the same shoe cravings as Carrie Bradshaw, but not the fantastical budget of a fictional character – what in the world of Jimmy Choo do you do? You shop smart. ShesSmart.com is for women who love to shop, but have the sense to do it realistically. We all have budget’s, but this doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your sense of style.

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The New-ish, Easy Way to Wash Your Face at Night

Saturday, July 25th, 2009

washing your face

Soap Bubble by squigglycircle on Flickr

Do you wash your face before bed or do you sleep with your makeup on? TSK TSK! Yes, these are some judgmental eyes looking at you as I ask that. But ONLY out of judgmental love! I swear. Because it’s not just makeup you’re leaving on your face… it’s GRIME and OIL! Who wants that soaking into their face for 8 hours? Not me. And not you. I know you don’t, because you’re smart and sweet and you always lend a dollar to your friend at the office for a Diet Coke. See, I know you. And I used to be you. *Cue cheesy music*

It’s true, I used to not wash my face before bed. You couldn’t pay me too. I actually eliminated mascara from my routine because that was the one reason that would make me feel like I HAD to wash my face at night. Otherwise I would just go around doing this and that, and then poof down into bed and sleep while listening to Sarah McLachlan ... Read More

Get Younger Looking Skin in Under Two Weeks

Friday, July 24th, 2009

younger looking skin

"How young do I look now?!" Picture by madcitycat on Flickr.

I happen to LOATHE Dr. Oz. Most of his shows are about freaking people out on a daily basis about toxic mold or whatever else ‘could’ be affecting your health but usually isn’t. Unless you want to live in a perpetual state of fear, I suggest staying away from watching his show daily. But that’s just me. And today I watched his show, anyway. (Nothing else was on!)

Today he had a segment on his show about how to look younger in nine days. I have no idea why he picked nine days, so I’m saying ten – it’s a better number. What tips did he offer? He had Dr. Amy Wechsler on the show talking about her book The M ... Read More

Hey You – You Use Too Much Shampoo!

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

good shampoos

You guys, listen to me for a second. Or maybe more than a second. Ahem. A lot of you are using TOO MUCH of your shampoo and conditioner! It’s wasteful of the product and it’s making you have to buy more and more way too fast!I know that I fall prey to squeezing out too much shampoo/conditioner into my hands, but that’s why we must be vigilant!

“How much shampoo should I use?” About the size of a quarter if you have really long hair.  If you have short hair use a dime-sized amount of shampoo. Excess shampoo foam means you’ve just wasted a lot of the product. Yipes. Trust me, you aren’t THAT dirty.

“How much conditioner should I use?” Much less than you think! Just a dime-sized amount if you have medium-length hair.

Pureology hydrating Shampoo and Conditioner duo for $37.95. (max 2 deals p/order) @ Amazon $40 (Cheapest Duo Deal I could find!) This seems to be loved by people, with very high five star Amazon ratings. Interesting… I might need to check this out more.

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Wake Up with Orange Shower Gels

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

red flower orange

Oranges by audreyjm529 on Flickr.

We drink orange juice in the morning out of habit. But it might actually have more to it than that. That good ol’ Vitamin C is so important. And why is VC so good? Lots of studies show it can improve mental clarity and even your mood. Citrus fruits wake up your mind. They can also wake up your body. And even the aroma of a citrus fruit will work.

I hate waking up early, but the one thing I know to do is drag myself into a hot shower right away. The one thing I’ve learned that can help me from just standing there under the water and ‘thinking’ is to use scented bodywash. Because otherwise I seriously will stand there for FAR too long, procrastinating even on washing my hair. It always reminds me of a scene from Family Ties where the youngest blonde daughter gets yelled at for taking such long showers and she announces, ... Read More

“How Do I Update My Look from Casual to Adult?”

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

anne taylor on sale

Adam Brody and Rachel Bilson on The O.C. - Oh, how I miss that show.

Style Question: I currently find myself dressing like my style inspiration is Adam Brody on The OC, with Chuck Taylors, jeans, and crazy t-shirts as my staples. I’m still constantly mistaken for a college student, even though I graduated 5 years ago! How can I make my look a little more grown up and feminine but keep it casual? – Kerstin

Style Advice: Finding a new style approach without losing your personality is the KEY when trying to adapt a new style. Anyone could easily tell you a million different things to wear (“Oh, just plop on a cashmere sweater and some channel earrings!), but I doubt you’d be happy in them. That’s why this is an interesting question. The world may make you feel like you have to automa ... Read More

Kristen Bell Beauty Secrets! Lip Tips from Kristen Bell

Monday, July 20th, 2009

Rosebud Salve

Kristen Bell

While doing Couples Retreat interviews with Jason Bateman, Kristen Bell said that she loves Rosebud Salve and the Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Stick. While I love lip products with SPF (skin protecting filter!) I really adore Mary Kay Satin Lips, because it really makes my lips feel all moisturized. It moisturizes lips for 6 hours so it’s something to wear while you sleep, if like me, you sleep with a fan on. Then in the day you can wear your SPF lip balm products, yay!

If you aren’t afraid to take a trip to the past, Kristen Bell has also said to Marie Claire magazine that she loves C.O.Bigelow Mentha LipBalm. She said,”This has SPF and makes your breath smell nice.” And for over the lip balm? Fresh lip gloss in Sugar Desire and Fusion Beauty Lip Gloss. The latter one is expensive fo ... Read More

The Most Popular Christmas Toys by Year | Would You Still Love These Toys?

Monday, July 20th, 2009

furbies

So, I saw a cool graphic that shows the most popular Christmas toys from 1960 through 2009. That’s 50 years of the most popular Christmas toys! Not only is it interesting to see, especially to note the years I was a child (did I request any of those gifts? I don’t think so…) but I have a challenge for myself that you will get the benefits of! I am going to write two lists here. The first list will be items that adults would still love to get as a way of nostalgia. The second list will be items that kids today would still love. Ready to see how I do? Grade me on a curve!

Most Popular Christmas Gifts You’d Still Love

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The Headache Cure that Smells Great (Hint: It's Lavender!)

Sunday, July 19th, 2009

Lavender Oil

by papertissue on tumbler

I really did used to love gumballs, and getting the white gumball from a machine was pretty much the worst feeling EVER. But recently I’ve been having all of these headaches which are almost migraines (and sometimes migraines, but not usually). And I gotta tell you, the best feeling is when a constant headache finally goes awaaaaay and I can think again without all of this pressure on my head from a dreaded sinus headache. I’ve tried different over the counter medications for headaches, and even gone to the doctor and gotten prescription medication for migraines. When you have a headache you don’t want to think about any of that, you just want to know what works and how fast you can get it into your system.

Other things I’ve tried have been more homeopathic remedies. A headache cure that I swear by is using my sense of smell to make the headache go bye, bye, bye (N*sync style). For me, sometimes the best headache treatment is a homeopathic treatment. Although I definitely would not recommend putting a cayenne pepper paste up your nose ... Read More

New Sephora Discount Code for Readers!

Sunday, July 19th, 2009

Picture by nromagna on Flickr.

Picture by nromagna on Flickr.

The first time I ever walked into a Sephora I felt I had found Mecca. Thus, an endless love affair would begin. Do you need a Sephora Discount Code? Well, I have one for you. Sephora on Twitter just posted this message (follow them!): We <3 Twitter friends! Help yourself to 20% your online order with our Friends & Family discount. Enter FF2009 @ checkout

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