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Summer Beach Beauty Picks
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Confession:  I wear makeup when going to the beach.  Or the pool.  Partly because I need sun protection and partly because I'm vain. (And so is…

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Dirty Hair Style – Make Your Wash Last with Fake Braids and Dry Shampoo
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I was disgusted and incredulous when veteran moms sagely told me, whilst pregnant with my eldest, “You’ll never take a shower again. . . ” But in truth, they were partly right. Midnight and 3 AM wakings plus dressing two other people in addition to myself, then feeding said people plus 9 AM drop offs and other myriad activities does not a well-coiffed mommy make.

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Radiant Skin Without Chemicals – Clarisonic Skin Care System Review
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Given that both S. and I had the same debasing experience of gazing upon our lovely mothers’ radiant visages and wondering what the hell we were doing wrong, we knew there had to be some trick of the trade. Here’s what it is: Clarisonic, a sonic skin-cleaning device developed by scientists, engineers and the primary inventor of the Sonicare toothbrush.

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Reader Question: How To Rock Red Lipstick For the Holidays (or any day)
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This question is probably geared toward Scotti, since she is the make up guru. I would like to wear red lipstick for Christmas. My guy saw it on an actress in a movie we were watching and said “You would look good in red lipstick” Hint taken! Spice it up already.
What colors are best? And I’d like to do nail polish, too? Obviously they can’t match, (Can they?!?!?!) but should I go bright red on the nails, too?
I’m not going to be spending beau-coup bucks on either item since it will probably get busted out for Christmas and NYE and then pushed to the back of the drawer.

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Found! Summer Lip Perfection – Glossy, SPF Protected, and Safe Enough Even For Pregnancy
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Each summer, I begin a quest that ultimately leaves me frustrated and my lips dry: the quest for a lip gloss with SPF. Yes, you can find lipsticks with SPF, or chapstick types with SPF. But gloss? Good luck.
However, this summer, spurred on by the EWG’s latest sunscreen report (and the fact that I’m pregnant), I started my quest up again. This time, I think I’ve found a near-perfect combo…

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The Sunscreen Mess: What You Need To Know (In Plain English)
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My mother hates it when I use the word “pissed”. But sometimes it’s the only word for the job. And after reading through the EWG’s 2010 report on sunscreen, I was pissed. According to the EWG’s latest study, the vast majority of sunscreens on the market are at best ineffective, and at worst, harmful. In fact, the EWG only recommended 8% of the sunscreens they studied. And the worst of the bunch? Yup – sunscreens marketed for use on babies and children. For shame.

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5 Easy Make-Up Tips to Look Your Best in Photos
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We’ve all been there before. You take extra time getting your make-up *just right* because you know pictures are going to be taken. You apply powder and lipstick and mascara . . . you look in the mirror and like what you see. Later, you see the pictures. You aren’t happy. Your face is much lighter than your chest, you have raccoon eyes, bronzer issues and your forehead is shiny. These are all the results of common makeup mistakes when you’re getting your picture taken. I’ve learned the hard way what to avoid when the cameras might be flashing. If you’re thinking about getting pictures taken this Mother’s Day, or if you just want some ideas on how to look better in pictures, read on!

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