I Tried: Sugarbear Hair Vitamins & Olaplex

 

About two years ago, I decided to take the dive and do an icy silver pixie cut. I loved it, truly. But I am constantly trying to change up my style, and unfortunately with hair, its not so easy to bounce back and forth from 12 inches of long locks, to 2" messy spikes and a completely shaved undercut. (unless you've got some extra cash flow for hair extensions). With my recent move to Salt Lake City 6 months ago, I decided it was time to finally commit to growing my hair back. I would endure the awkward mullet, the baby 1" point tail, half of my head being uneven due to the undercut, the whole journey of growing a pixie, in my opinion, was NOT glamorous. Not to mention the breakage I had from damage that was preventing strength in my hair follicles. Cue my saviors: Sugarbear Hair Vitamins and Olaplex.

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sunscreen for people who HATE sunscreen

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We've all heard it time and time again: "you must wear sunscreen everyday!" The beauty gods will harp on this until the cows come home, but the truth is, it's actually REALLY GOOD advice. A harsh reality is that 90% of all skin aging is caused by sun exposure. Sunscreen can be a pain, and the typically thick goopy stuff you've grown up with clogs your pores just by looking at it. But it's 2018 ladies (and gentleman) and the realm of sunscreen has become far more advanced than you're used to. Many cosmetics and CC creams have sunscreen built in, so there's no excuse to not protect the largest organ in our body that just so happens to be exposed to the sun every single day. If you're going to be wearing makeup anyway, why not go the extra preventative mile and cut down on aging from sun exposure while you're at it!

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An Introduction to Essential Oils

Last week on Talk Beauty, we featured some clean beauty hacks and products even the neatest of neat freaks would approve of! But if you are looking to clean up your beauty routine by adding holistic elements using clean, non additive products, essential oils are also great place to start! The nice thing about essential oils is that because of their high concentration, a little goes a long way! Instead of buying all new products, you can try adding a drop or two to your conditioner or other favorite beauty products. Sure they smell nice, (and they're all natural) but these oils actually have some real powers for specific treatments or improvements you may be looking to add to your routine. Whether it's a cosmetic concern, or you're just looking to relax with some aromatherapy, the uses for these essential oils are endless! Let us introduce you to a few of our favorites!

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Squeaky clean products that will change your beauty routine for good.

 

 OK, We all know New Years resolutions are lame. Clichés of weight-loss, keeping our rooms clean, and hitting the gym slowly diminish as the month drip past January. Instead of condemning my changes to failure by calling them resolutions, I have been taking careful steps the past 5 months toward a cleaner lifestyle. One of the biggest lifestyle changes for me was adopting a vegan diet, and remaining conscious of the things I am putting in my body everyday. Then it occurred to me that this clean lifestyle could apply to more than what goes in my body, but also the products I use outside of my body as well.

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Why you should add Apple Cider Vinegar to your beauty routine

 

It's 2018, and amongst endless preventative health trends, beauty hacks, and trade secrets, there is still one classic, affordable solution to many beauty and health ailments that can be found in your pantry at home: Apple Cider Vinegar. It might sound like an old wive's tale, but its true, apple cider vinegar is a miracle in a bottle thats got health and beauty communities raving. ACV can boost your metabolism, clear up acne, lower blood sugar levels, and even clean your hair! Allow us to show you a few examples as to you why you've got to add Apple Cider Vinegar to your daily routine!

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TREND ALERT - 70's Inspired Natural Brow Makeup Tutorial

 

 
It's no secret that the big brow train has been chugging along hard and fast the past couple years. But you can leave the crisp, dark lines in 2017. This summer we are obsessed with this low maintenance 70's inspired look with full bushy brows and freckles! With so much to do in the summer months, allow us to walk you through this easy makeup look that is perfect for an on-the-go lifestyle. It will keep you looking fresh and naturally sun-kissed (whether you were born with freckles or not)! 
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The Best Dry Shampoos You Need in your Bag This Summer

 

In early television, (think I love Lucy era) "I have to wash my hair" was the trope many women in the mid century used to get out of activities or commitments they weren't particularly interested in. Now with dry shampoo, this excuse is so yesterday...or yester-year! Dry shampoo has tons of benefits, even if ditching unwanted obligations isn't necessarily one of them!

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The Best Mother's Day Gifts your Momshell will LOVE!


My name is Liz and I am overjoyed to call myself a new addition to the Got Beauty Family! In December 2017, I sold almost all of my things, packed up my little green hatchback and drove across from country from Pennsylvania to make a new life for myself here in Salt Lake City, Utah. Just barely 6 months ago, I distinctly remember holding my mom at the gas station at 7 o'clock in the morning the day of my departure (a 27 hour long drive) while we both sobbed uncontrollably. While I was both terrified and excited to embark on what would prove to be the greatest adventure of my life to date, leaving my mom and my younger brother was the most arduous part of the journey. I am writing this today with a smile on the face and warmth in my heart because there is no way I would have been able to make this journey without the strength and tenacity my mother instilled in me. While my mom is not in the same state as me, I look in the mirror everyday and I see her. For that, I am endlessly grateful. For that, I write this blog. For that, I live every day to be the strong, independent, upstanding woman she raised me to be. Thank you Kathy.

A mother’s love is a timeless gift that keeps giving for a lifetime and beyond.  So if you’re like me, choosing a Mother’s Day gift can be stressful. It is not just another gift-giving holiday, after all.  It is the most important holiday, and it stresses me out because the truth is - there is nothing that we can buy for our moms that could ever amount to the love these ladies have showered upon us throughout our lifetime. The greatest gift we can give our Mothers is to live as strong, upstanding women and men, and to carry on the legacy they have instilled in us.


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20 Beach Essentials You Don't Want To Be Without

 

We know many of you are gearing up for your well deserved beach vacation. But just because you're on vacation, doesn't mean your beauty routine should be! We've come up with some of our favorite vacation beauty essentials you won't want to forget!  (trust us, these aren't your typical hotel complimentary toiletries).
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Hacks For Thicker Brows (So You Can Be Your Fiercest Self)

 


There's not much else that makes us feel instantly more bold than a fierce set of brows. Not only does it up your eye game, but it can be a whole fashion statement unto itself. On those occasions when we've perhaps over-plucked, or for those of us who are less endowed in the brow department, a decent kit could be a game changer in your daily routine. That being said, here are our top hacks for thicker brows so you can get a little confidence boost in your day (and be your fiercest self).
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