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Advantages and disadvantages of homemade cosmetics

Advantages of homemade cosmeticsOf course you’ve heard about homemade cosmetics. Being able to create cosmetics at home by yourself is a worthy achievement. But those who decide to create their own cosmetics should be aware of the fact that homemade cosmetics are not the same as the cosmetics containing chemical components that are sold in the store. Also, you should know that homemade cosmetic products cannot be stored as long as the products from the store, so you should be really careful not to apply spoiled cosmetics on your face. And of course, you should know the effects of natural products on your skin.

One of the major advantages of homemade cosmetics: you know all the ingredients in the recipes of your cosmetics and you can control the amount of this or that ingredient.  This fact makes homemade cosmetics pretty safe to use. Through making your own cosmetics, you’ll be sure that they don’t contain any synthetic or chemical components that can cause irritation or allergy. In addition, homemade cosmetics are much cheaper than storebought ones, because the ingredients are not expensive.

You can buy all the necessary ingredients for your homemade beauty products at basically any store. All the fruits, vegetables, essential oils and salts you need could already be in your household, so it could be a nice way to save money. It also helps to support an environmentally friendly way of life, because using natural components isn’t as harmful to the environment. It’s nice to know that your cosmetic products don’t contain any harmful chemical components.

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Sassy Dove Talks Fashion

I’m going to let you in on a little secret. Like most ladies, beauty isn’t my only girly interest; I’m also a lover of fashion. I’m fascinated by the beautiful models, high gloss photography and the elegant, sometimes artistic nature of it.

preppy fashionMy favorite fashion trends are preppy, conservative looks a la Blair Waldorf. I love Peter Pan collars, bows, and neutral colors. Charlotte from Sex & The City is my fashion idol – I love her buttoned-up Ralph Lauren look. Prints of tiny graphic animals are amass in my closet to the point of being a joke among my friends. I’m also very keen on tights, leggings and over-the-knee socks and boots, and my closet is filled with skirts and dresses to accompany them. I almost never wear pants or jeans. Prep school galore!

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Need a New Job? Just Curl Your Hair!

curly-hair-trends woman with black curly hairIt’s officially time for ladies with naturally curly hair to stop complaining. Not only are your effortless ringlets the envy of those of us with more linear locks, but now it appears they may be helping you get better jobs!

Good Morning America recently aired a behavioral study that showed employers are more likely to hire a woman with curly hair than a woman with straight hair. When reporter Taryn Winter Brill met with job recruiters with her hair worn naturally curly, they described her as more “intelligent, articulate and displaying a higher level of confidence” than when she mirrored the interview with a straight hairstyle.

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AG Hair Cosmetics’ Gorgeous Uptown Girls

Check out these gorgeous looks from AG Hair Cosmetics’ Architecture Uptown collection! Below are the descriptions of each style from the top left:

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How to Start a Beauty Blog

How to Start a Beauty BlogAs a beauty blogger, I must admit that I am the permanent envy of my friends. (Tough life, right?) Free makeup, skincare and haircare products galore, flexible hours, the right to create what I want – though it’s a lot more work than most people recognize, I definitely see the appeal from the outside. As such, I’m constantly asked one burning question:

“How do I start a beauty blog?”

 

Seriously – I get asked this question on almost a daily basis. It’s one of the reasons I wrote my book Go From Blog to Brand in 30 Days, though that’s really targeted more toward the current blogger who wants to take their site to the next level.  That’s why I was delighted when I discovered a book on Amazon that covers this exact topic. Malene Jorgensen’s book How to Start a Beauty Blog: Building a Beauty Empire Online is a great reference for the beginning blogger.

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