Why self care isn't selfish, and how you can start your own care routine

With summer coming to an end and the shift in seasons occurring, it's important to remember to care for ourselves in this transitional time. Self care may have different definitions for different people, but basically it can be defined as anything that makes you feel healthier-physically, emotionally, or spiritually. It's about defining your own values and what matters to you. Over indulging in food to "treat yourself" or blowing your next paycheck in the name of "retail therapy" may sound like they will satiate your temporary cravings and solve problems, and they might make you feel "happy", but these practices could cause long-term issues in the future. Instead, examine your true values. Swap these short term fixes for more intrinsically rewarding practices. For example: Rather than buying a bunch of ice cream or racking up a huge bar tab, cook yourself a healthy delicious meal and enjoy the culinary indulgence, health benefit and accomplishment!

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Bronzer Basics for Every Skintone

EVERYONE should wear bronzer! It instantly makes you look healthy, more youthful and beautiful! Here are our golden rules for getting your best goddess glow on, without looking dirty or orange!

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6 Things you should know before you color your hair

Whether you're a seasoned colorista, or taking the color plunge for the first time, research is always important when thinking about changing your hair (so reading this blog is a step in the right direction). Here are some uber-important points to consider before you hit the salon (or the bathroom sink if you're a DIY diva).

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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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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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Why You Should Ditch The Tanning Salon (And How To Get A Tan At Home)

It's pretty much common knowledge at this point that tanning salons present a host of problems to your skin, ranging from bacterial to cancerous. For starters, most states do not have monitoring or enforcement methods for maintaining cleanliness in tanning salons. There have even been reports of fecal matter, staph bacteria, and the herpes virus on improperly sanitized tanning beds. If that isn't scary enough, according to the American Academy of Dermatology, it's estimated that tanning beds are the cause of up to 400,000 cases of skin cancer each year. Even after one use, your chances of getting melanoma increase by 20%. Yeah, we didn't think that sounded so good, either. 

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How To Nail Harley Quinn Make Up For Halloween

Let's be honest: Halloween is arguably the best holiday in existence. It allows fully-grown adults to channel their inner five-year-old and dress up to their heart's content completely free of judgment. This year's costume that all breeds of nerds and babes alike are itching to try is none other than Harley Quinn (and who can blame them? Margot Robbie's a certified hottie). For those of you looking to be a little wild this year, here's how to nail Harley Quinn make up - and probably with items you already have at home.

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How To Pencil In Your Brows In 5 Easy Steps

Bold brows are a bit of an enigma. They can either make a look - or if done incorrectly, break a look. Luckily, for those who want to learn how to pencil in your brows, the tricks are easy peasy once you've learned the ropes. Time to hone your skills and add your furry babies to the list of things that make you the beautiful, bold self that you are.

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15 New Years Beauty Resolutions You Should Actually Keep

Another year, another round of New Years Resolutions that so often get shelved by mid-February. Let's not have a repeat of last year - let's set some realistic, doable but most of all, important, resolutions that are going to make the biggest difference in your beauty routine. They say it takes 3 months to build a habit, but we're willing to bet these easy beauty resolutions will be implemented after a week (no slacking on these, lovelies).

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How To Rock Matte Lipstick - Without Drying Your Lips

Matte lipstick is all the rage this season, both on the runway and off it. The only downside to this stunning look is that it has a tendency to dry lips out when done incorrectly. It can often feel like dried wax, or potentially magnify existing any dry skin on your lips (ugh). Good news - there are a few easy hacks to keep matte lips simultaneously in tact and super kissable.

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