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The Absolute Best Honey & Sugar Scrub


I’ve had the most amazing scrubs in my years as a beauty editor. The very best spas tend to make their own scrubs using natural ingredients. You, too, can make a scrub that mimics theirs. This gorgeous honey sugar scrub takes only 3 ingredients and works like magic.

I love this body scrub because it contains ingredients I always have on hand in my home: honey, oil and sugar. Just whisk this up in a bowl and step into the shower.

Here’s how to do it:

1. Warm a jar of honey in the microwave for a few seconds until it becomes runny but not too hot to the touch.

2. Pour about 1/4 cup of the honey (eyeball it) into a bowl.

3. Stir in 2 tablespoons of your favorite oil. You can use coconut oil, sweet almond oil or even baby oil. In a pinch, you could even use olive oil, which is also great for the skin.

4. Add about a 1/2 cup of sugar. I prefer brown sugar, but a basic white sugar would work as well. Mix well.

Step in the shower and turn on the water. Get completely wet. Turn off the shower.

Place some of the mixture in your palms and massage in a circular motion all over legs, arms, belly, butt and chest (you can have your partner do your back). Don’t do this while the shower’s running or you’ll wash off the mixture before you get the full effect.

Rinse off in the shower.

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Look Your Best In Every Photo


Tired of taking bad photos?

Thanks to the smartphone, every day is picture day.

With everyone packing a camera in their pockets, we’re both equipped to capture the most unexpected of moments and challenged to look camera-ready.

Even if you love the way you look in person, it takes practice to make sure your in-the-flesh beauty translates on camera.

Here’s how to take a perfect photo every time…

Here’s how to take a perfect photo every time…

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Bridal Beauty Myths Busted!


Part of the wedding prep is ramping up your beauty routine. During this quest for bridal gorgeousness you’ll probably come across a lot of conventional beauty wisdom.

Myth #1: Waterproof Makeup Is a Must

Whether you hire a pro or go DIY with your makeup, we definitely recommend using waterproof formulas. It’s the best way to prevent your makeup from slipping off with every hug and kiss. But if your favorite product — a foundation with just the right coverage or an eye shadow in your favorite shade — doesn’t come in a budge-proof formula, don’t worry. Simply lock in your look with a long-wear setting spray instead.

Myth #2: Keep Your Makeup Natural

Of course you don’t want to look like someone else on your wedding day, but that doesn’t mean you have to stick to basics or wear the same makeup you put on every other day. In fact, it might look and feel a little underwhelming for such an important event. The big no-no is trying something completely new or overly trendy.

Myth #3: Steer Clear of Sparkle

Unless you’re hosting a disco-themed affair, it’s true that you should definitely avoid glitter. However, makeup that boasts subtle sparkle is a great way to add definition to your face. Create your base with liquid foundation. Then dust with highlighter where the sun would naturally hit your cheekbones for a soft, shimmery bridal glow. You can even dab a touch in the inner corners of your eyes to help you look more awake.

Myth #4: Bold Lip Color Is Off-Limits

Contrary to what you may have heard, brides can actually rock a red lip on the big day. The only two real rules to follow when going with bold lipstick on your wedding day: Use a stain so it’s less likely to rub off, and make sure it’s a blue-based red tone (so your teeth look extra white!).

Myth #5: Always Pack a Touch-Up Kit

The last thing you want to do is tote around a big bag full of makeup extras. While it’s not a bad idea to have your lipstick nearby, you won’t really need any other items close at hand. In fact, you should avoid applying any and all powders — blush, eye shadow, bronzer — after your wedding dress is on. That way you don’t have to worry about marring your white gown with flecks of smoky gray shadow.

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If You Have Fine Hair, We Can Help!


If you have naturally fine hair and you want to give your lifeless hair more body, we’ve got the answers!

Cut Your Hair Shorter

The longer thin, fine hair gets, the flatter it lays. It’s just a sad fact of physics.


Layers have traditionally been considered a great way to add body to fine hair, however, one-length cuts make hair look its thickest. Too many layers can look stringy.

Be Mindful Of Your Shampoo

As you likely well know, fine hair can look “oily” and can get this way after only one day. Make sure you opt for shampoos created to add volume and body.

Remove Build-Up

If you have use hair products like hairspray, styling gel or mousse on a regular basis, your hair is likely suffering from product build-up. To naturally get rid of product build-up, use an apple cider vinegar rinse every other week. Apple cider vinegar helps break down residue and will adds body.

Style It Right

Look for products labeled “volumizing” or “adds body.”

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Wear Your Best Messy Hair This Summer

You don’t have to see a pro to create those perfectly imperfect hairstyles.

I’ve been wearing my hair back a lot lately and practicing different, creative ways to get my hair outta my face

Here’s how how to create a messy double braid that will take you from day to night in just a few easy steps:

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Combat Pimples With Aspirin Mask


Aspirin works wonders on headaches, but did you also know it works wonders on acne?

Aspirin is brilliant at spot-treating pimples. It has aminosalicylic acid, which is a cousin of salicylic acid, which is proven to reduce swelling, unclog pores and soften thick, scaly skin.


– non-coated aspirin (coated is fine too, just takes longer to dissolve.)
– fresh lemon juice
– baking soda


1. Mash up 6-12 non-coated aspirins and combine with freshly squeezed lemon juice.
2. Let the aspirin dissolve until it turns into a paste.
3. Apply the mask to your skin and leave it on for 10 minutes.
4. Remove the face mask by dipping a cotton round in some baking soda and some water.

Simple huh?

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Nothing Beats A Well Stocked Travel Makeup Bag

Whether you’re summer plans include somewhere exotic, or a weekend getaway closer to home, a well-stocked makeup bag is essential to any vacation.


When I’m traveling, I typically want a simple and easy makeup look that doesn’t take too much time.

Here are some product suggestions to help make you next vacation easier when planning your beauty needs.

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Feeling Romantic? Here’s How To Look Your Best!

Romantic Evenings can happen anywhere and at any time…

One of our favorite things about date night (company aside, of course) is the excuse to go all out and look our best.


Here’s how to get a romantic night-out look, with soft colors, swoon-worthy eye makeup, and just the right touch of shimmer.

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