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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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Straight Talk About Straight Teeth, And A Confession

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Readers, I have a confession to make.

My smile belies a horrific secret. You see, I am careful in photos to make this face:

Invisalign Straight Teeth

Healthy, white, straight teeth, right? But what’s that lower lip hiding? 

Here is the dirty truth…

Wait for it…

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Dr. Miracle’s Intensive Spot Serum Review

dr-miracle-intensive-spot-serum-reviewAs you may have recently read, I’m trying to grow my hair long. What better time to try out some goodies from a brand focused on hair growth like Dr. Miracles?

I experimented with the brand’s Intensive Spot Serum, intended to help with split ends, slow growth and breakage. The serum comes in a glass bottle with an eyedropper applicator, just like the ones for your skin. The texture is also similar to skincare serums, but the scent is a milder version of Dr. Miracle’s signature minty smell.

The “Feel It Formula” tingle the company is famous for is present, but not as intense as with some of their other products – which I’m actually happy about. The combination of the peppermint oil’s cooling effect and the slight itch tend to remind me of putting cold aloe vera on a sunburn.

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