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Should I pat my face with water before applying oil?

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my skin routine consists of ice cold water, Cetaphil moisturizer and coconut oil. K.I.S.S. via TheBeautyBrains Question: In a beauty-related forum, I read the following claim (from a member, not an “expert”) about applying a face oil: “Make sure your face and your hands are slightly damp when applying the oil. Rub the oil between your hands to emulsify slightly,…

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Natural Hair Products Causing Acne?

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#ThatsMyMommyStyle by Sabrina Perkins Acne is the worst! I hate it and I have no qualms about admitting my dislike of the pesky part of life that some of us must encounter as a teen and as an adult. Adult acne is a cruel joke that no one finds funny. Acne is the occurrence of inflamed or infected sebaceous glands…

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My Skin Care Regimen

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Hola Chicas, Let’s talk face.  Particularly, serving that ish.  My skin care routine has been the same for nearly 4 years now.  My slacker nature works for me in this department because I’ve discovered that like accessories, for me, less is always more. Read On!>>> But before we proceed, in the spirit of full disclosure, note that on most days,…

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Winter Oil Blend- A Natural Hair and Skin Recipe

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by Juli-Anne of ThreeNaturals If you’re like me, when Winter rolls around you need all the help you can get keeping your skin moisturized and protected from the harsh, dry and cold Winter air. This year, I’m skipping the usual frustration that I allow myself to endure with drugstore lotions and potions and opting for a much simpler and more…

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4 Ways To Test Your Makeup Safely

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  by McKenzie Renae of McKenzieRenae.tumblr.com Every girl loves playing around at the beauty counters! We can get so wrapped up in all of the pretty colors, new collections, and seasonal trends, that we tend to forget about proper sanitation when testing out products at the counter. I read a startling and disturbing fact from Rowan University’s study on makeup…

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The Best (and Safest) Sunscreens Under $15

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by Sherrell Dorsey of OrganicBeautyVixen There’s a whole lot of hoopla going on around sunscreen safety and regulation and while we’re waiting on the FDA to get their act together, the EWG has hooked us all up with great research and studies on the best and safest sunscreens. Though black doesn’t crack, protecting our brown from harmful UVA and UVB…

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Cleaning Your Makeup Brushes

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by McKenzie Renae of McKenzieRenae.tumblr.com  Do You Know How to Clean Your Makeup Brushes? Great skin starts with a fresh base. Many things can contribute to skin issues, like constantly touching your face, not washing your face at night, and even dirty makeup brushes. Foundation and concealer brushes should be washed at least once a week to prevent buildup of…

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How to Apply Strip Eye Lashes

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by McKenzie Renae of McKenzieRenae.tumblr.com False eye lashes have come a long way since the 70’s! Lashes spice up your features for a special night out or just to jazz up your look during the day. Have fun with them and allow yourself plenty of time to apply… you will be a pro in no time! Follow these easy steps…

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Eyebrows to Match Your Hair…

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How to Bleach Your Eyebrows by McKenzie Renae of McKenzieRenae.tumblr.com Because I color my hair, and my eyebrows are naturally very dark, I have to bleach them from time to time to compliment my hair 🙂 (the things girls go through lol) It takes me anywhere from 10-15 minutes to do, because I usually have to bleach them twice for…

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How to Pick Your Summer Bronzer

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McKenzie Renae of McKenzieRenae.tumblr.com If natural kisses from the sun aren’t quite your forte, then bronzer will become your new BFF! Bronzer is used just like blush, but is meant to give you a more sun-kissed, just-back-from-the-beach glow that will have the guys wondering how you look so luminous. The goal is to look exactly that … sun-kissed! Here are…

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