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BEAUTY MAKERS FEATURE

A Toast to the Beauty Makers, Plus A $2000 Free Beauty Treatment Contest

A toast to the beauty makers Regency Beauty InstituteThere’s a stigma associated with the beauty industry, and people look at it negatively sometimes – beauty as a career is considered superficial, and not necessarily thought of as a meaningful place to make your career. But I can tell you from personal experience, the beauty industry and those who work in it have impacted my life for as long as I can remember. These people are the beauty makers. 

Like most women, my life has been filled with moments influenced by the beauty industry. It started as a child, when my grandmother, addicted to the goddess that is the Gift With Purchase, passed on countless makeup bags and the occasional lip gloss to me. I relished in these moments – my glimpses at my future womanhood. 

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NeoCell Keratin Hair Volumizer Feature

Giveaway: Win TWO Bottles of Keratin Hair Volumizer!

Keratin Hair Volumizer GiveawayAs my devoted readers know, I am wholly into beauty from the inside out and taking vitamins for your hair, nails and skin. That’s why I was SO excited to hear about this product from NeoCell that’s getting tons of attention: their Keratin Hair Volumizer.

NeoCell just won Best New Beauty and Spa product for their Keratin Hair Volumizer formula at the NEOP Europe, and Vanity Fair magazine recently gave Keratin Hair Volumizer their #1 spot in recommended hair products! Those are some pretty high honors in the beauty world.
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Things people say to redheads

Things People Say To Redheads (AKA The Redheaded Airing of The Grievances)

Redhead Problems - Cailin in Pigtails is not Pippy LongstockingI like to write a positive blog for the most part. However, there comes a time when there must be The Airing of The Grievances. This is one of those times – the redheaded edition.

My head was born a blonde, but my heart has always been a redhead. I tried to deny it, I tried to fight it, but in the end I realized why my first instinct way back in high school was to go red – I had to embrace the redhead inside of me.

I thought the bonus to this move would be ditching all the dumb-blonde jokes and annoying come-ons. Little did I know, I was just trading one haircolor’s suite of witty repartee for another.

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The Crafty Side of Sassy: MommyDove.com

Mommy Dove square logoThose of you who know me well know that I am for some reason compelled to express myself ad nauseam. Lately, my mind is dominated by DIY projects, crafting and home decorating – and I’ve always loved making delicious and creative recipes.

For this reason and to do something productive with all that inspiration, we’ve added a new member to the Dove family of websites: MommyDove.com. Along with The Branded Blogger, that makes three sites I’m running at once – yikes!

Just because Mommy Dove isn’t about your face doesn’t mean it isn’t beautiful. To me, beauty is a focus both in the way I want to look and in my daily surroundings. Even you beauty girls will probably love the first DIY article, which outlines how I made over my hairband container and turned an old toothbrush holder into a makeup brush caddy.

Of course, I’ll continue to bring you fantabulous beauty content here at Sassy Dove, but if you’re into crafting, recipes, do-it-yourself home makeover projects, and fun family life, Mommy Dove might have a lot to offer you too. Check it out and support us by liking Mommy Dove’s Facebook page! Looking forward to the journey with you ladies.

Think Your Makeup is Expensive? Think Again

H-Couture-Beauty Most Expensive Mascara LipstickI’m pretty thrifty. I make my iced coffee at home in the kitchen instead of running to Starbucks, I drive a hybrid to save money on gas, and my wardrobe is still pretty packed with items I wore back in high school. Don’t judge me – hey, it still fits!

With that in mind, thirty dollars for a tube of mascara or $13 for a single eyeshadow seems like a lot of money to me, and I’d imagine to most other people too. It’s insane how much money we ladies often spend on makeup alone. However, if you think you’re spending a lot…think again.

The company H. Couture Beauty sells some of the most expensive makeup in the world: their mascaras average at $589 and their lip colors usually run around $150. Other products in their line: a lip plumper for about $348 and a lip liner for $120. These two do each come with one free refill, though… How generous.

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