Beauty Buzz | Summer’s Hottest Lipstick Shades


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The most glamorous of holidays, National Lipstick Day, is this coming Tuesday and our friends at Amazon looked at lipstick sales and search terms to determine the most lipstick obsessed cities in the United States as well as the most popular lipstick shades summer 2014.

Would you believe that people in Miami, Portland?! and Atlanta buy more lipstick than in any other cities in the US? Looks like NYC has to up its lipstick game!

Be sure to pop by next week, I’ll have a fun pink lipstick how-to.

Beauty Buzz | NEW from CVS/pharmacy Beauty Club

cvspharmacy beauty club summer 2014

A big box of new beauty arrived at my door last week from CVS/pharmacy Beauty Club. If anything jumps out at you, use your CVS/pharmacy Beauty Club membership when stocking up new beauty products to earn $5 ExtraBucks Rewards for every $50 you spend!  There’s a neighborhood CVS/pharmacy within 3 miles of almost everyone in US so if you’re going to beauty binge anyway, why not earn some money back?

Here’s what’s new:

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Beauty Buzz | 25 Beauty Products To Try This Summer

25 Beauty Products To Try This Summer

For my beauty junkies, here are 25 of the best beauty products summer 2014 to keep you hydrated and glowing all season long:

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6 Sweet Summer Fragrances

Ralph Lauren Midnight Romance

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Meaningful Beauty Challenge Update #YouthHasNoAge

For the past seven days, I’ve been taking part in Meaningful Beauty’s #YouthHasNoAge challenge to take care of my skin and maintain a healthy, active lifestyle similar to that of founder Cindy Crawford. I needed a good kick in the pants and the timing couldn’t have been more perfect. With the warm weather and my summer fashion lust list, I’m feeling really motivated.

In addition to running several days a week, I’m having Shakeology and other yummy breakfast smoothies, which has really helped my energy level and curbed snacking. I’ve also been trying to get to bed early and am drinking tons of water. Flavored sparkling water was the key to kicking soda and now I’m addicted. And despite my crazy schedule, I also made sure to plan alone time this past week to relax and get a mani/pedi.


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Youth Has No Age | Meaningful Beauty Cindy Crawford {Giveaway}

Every new season is an opportunity reevaluate our beauty and wellness routines and take stock of what’s working and what needs to be adjusted. With all the excitement of Easter, Nashville, my friends’ engagement party, all the kids’ stuff, and work, I’ve been living moment to moment, which of course is a great thing but consequently I’ve been neglecting my diet, fitness, and beauty regimens.

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Beauty Buzz | Les Blancs Nail Collection from L’Oreal Paris

Peach Negligé, Sweet Lilac, Mint Glacée, À La Meringue, Spot Me and Le Pastille

L’Oreal Paris has a gorgeous new limited edition nail collection called Les Blancs. The six nail hues offer a spectrum of pastels and two spotted shades.

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How To Get Down | The French Braid Down

A few weeks have passed since I pledged to take the #downfor30 days challenge and so far…okay. It’s definitely more difficult than I thought it would be but only because my baby son’s favorite activity seems to be yanking on my hair. All the toys in the world are no match for the entertainment provided by pulling on mommy’s curls! Still, I’ve really enjoyed the challenge to leave my hair down and free and it’s been fun coming up with different ways to style it.

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Beauty Buzz | 7 Best Hair Removal Techniques and Trends


As we’re gearing up for summer, I thought this month would be the perfect time to share a guest post from Gwen Lewis of Bellezza Spa. Hair removal is the bane of my existence. I tried laser years ago and despite many many sessions and even a lovely little burn, it wasn’t permanent. I’m thinking of giving it another go though.

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How To Get Down | The Urban Wave


Like most women with wild, curly hair, I’ve had a love/hate relationship with it for most of my life.  Some days, especially since I’ve gotten older and finally learning to just accept it, it’s more love but other days, not so much. On those days that my hair is simply not cooperating it goes straight up in a bun, a braid, a loose ponytail, or anything to pull it up and back away from my face. This spring I want to change that.

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