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Set The Date With Makeup Timestrips

Makeup TimeStrips Know When to Throw Your Makeup AwayRemember my idea for keeping track of when your makeup expires by writing the purchase date on your products with a White-Out pen? Here’s an even smarter idea.

Timestrips are useful little stickers to put on your makeup that track both time and temperature with an indicator that changes color when a product has gone kaput. Stick them on your new foundation bottle, lipstick tube, or compact and they’ll keep you informed of when your makeup has met its germy end.

Timestrips even did a super cool case study with integrating their expiry trackers into Cargo’s existing makeup containers. I hope this is indicative of future advancements – we need some more safety surrounding cosmetics, don’t you think?

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6 Products That Should Never be Used for Skin Care

If you’re having any sort of skin troubles, chances are a friend or family member will come to you with some sort of natural wonder cure. There are some home remedies that work wonders for some, but there are plenty of substances no one should put on their face. They can cause dangerous skin reactions, worsen the problem you’re having or decrease skin’s health over time. Here are some regular household products that Delray Beach dermatologist Janet Allenby says you should never use for skin care.

​lemon juice and citrusLemon Juice and Citrus

Put this in your tea, not on your skin. Citrus is highly acidic, very drying, and can cause contact dermatitis, a skin condition that can result in dryness, itching, loss of moisture, and itchy rashes. Not to mention that going out in the sun after having citrus on your skin can cause blistering.
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GIVEAWAY: Win Estroblock Acne-Fighting Vegan Supplements!

Estroblock Estrogen Blocking Anti-Acne Supplement PillsRemember my awesome post about Estroblock, the vegan-friendly acne-fighting supplement that blocks the nasty estrogens that build up in our systems? Of course you do, it was yesterday. Well, in that post I hinted at a giveaway for you to try Estroblock out for yourself…that giveaway is NOW, my doves! Get READY!!

All you have to do is enter via the Rafflecopter widget below, and you could win a FREE 60-ct bottle of Estroblock (retail $30) to try out for yourself! In as little as two weeks, you can see results (I did!) and with greater hormonal balance comes a host of other benefits, including weight management and more.

Estroblock is recommended for women undergoing menopause, women on birth control (I had this question at first myself – it’s not only safe to use on birth control, it’s ideal because harmful estrones supposedly build up more heavily in women on birth control) and even in men who are experiencing hormonal imbalance or who are taking medications that increase their bodies’ production of estrogen.

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#2014BloggerChallenge New Year’s Beauty Inspirations

Happy 2014, my doves! I’m part of this super cool thing called the 2014 Blogger Challenge, where bloggers from lots of different niches are coming together to share hope, joy, encouragement and inspiration for the New Year. Since I just posted my New Year’s Beauty Resolutions, some inspirations beauty-style to go with them are in order!

Nailspiration – I committed to prettier nails in 2014, and I’d love to go for the gusto with a feminine floral design like this one.

Nailspiration Beautiful Floral Nails
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My 2014 New Year’s Beauty Resolutions

Beauty ResolutionsI’ve been thinking about my New Year’s resolutions for awhile. After all, I can’t just make decisions for the whole year in one day! While there are plenty of non-superficial goals I have for this year, I thought the beauty related ones would interest you all more.  Here’s what I want out of my looks this year:

1. Take better care of my teeth. White teeth are the key to a healthy beautiful look, and mine aren’t quite in the ivory family yet. I’m using Rembrandt Intense Stain Dissolving Strips for some painless whitening, flossing morning and night, and brushing with GoSMILE Lemonade Whitening Protection Toothpaste ($16 at Amazon).

2. Stop buying clearance makeup. Don’t worry, I’ll keep getting great deals and testing things out for you guys – but 75% off of the drugstore price isn’t a good sign and hasn’t proven effective for me. Continue reading “My 2014 New Year’s Beauty Resolutions” »