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Eu2Be Skincare

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Wouldn't it be great to have soft, moisturized skin without using a product full of parabens and GMOs? I feel the same way. That's why I was intrigued by Edu2Be's lotions and body wash. Their products are designed specifically to make you feel more beautiful through nourishing skin care without containing a ton of ingredients that do nothing for your skin.

Their powerhouse ingredient is Brazilian oils. These oils are already well known for helping lock moisture in. Odds are, you've probably seen quite a few products with a least a small percentage of Brazilian oils in them. Edu2Be's products are different. They don't contain any parabens, gluten, GMOs or petroleum.

Their body wash contains oils from the buriti and babassu palms, along with other natural moisturizing ingredients. The shower + soak is designed for luxurious baths or showers. When you follow up with nuture + nourish lotion, you really see how truly incredible these two simple products are at moisturizing your skin. The lotion contains 13 different moisturizing oils and just a hint of fragrance.

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Get the Look: Kiernan Shipka at New York Fashion Week

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Kiernan Shipka showed off her effortless look during New York Fashion Week giving makeup a whole new meaning. Without noticeable makeup, she pulls off a classy look that we should all try at least once! In focusing on the skin, and colorful lips, it's as easy 1, 2, 3... 4, 5, 6. 

Step 1: Apply Armani Luminous Silk Foundation #4 and Armani Fluid Sheer #6 for a soft flush on the cheeks

Step 2: Use Cle de Peau Concealer in Ivory to cover any shadows under the eyes

Step 3: Finish off the eyes with a very light dusting of Laura Mercier Translucent Powder in the t-zone

Step 4: On the eyes, use  Tom Ford Eyeshadow Quad Lavender Lust in the lightest shade to open up the eyes and curl your lashes

Step 5: Finish with L’Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara 

Step 6: On the lip, use Tom Ford Indian Rose Lipstick and blotted so it left more of a stain

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Give Your Scalp the Royal Treatment

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If you want to show off your crowning glory this summer, you’d better be good to what lies beneath.

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Get The Look: Jessica Lange at the Emmys 2014

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 At last nights Emmy Awards Jessica Lange took home a statue, and proved that you can be sultry and sexy at any age! Her makeup artist Georgie Eisdell shares his tips and the products he used to get her soft and smokey look: 

BEAUTY INSPIRATION:

"Jessica had a little rock and roll going on this year for the Emmys. A modern version of. However my inspiration for Jessica Lange is always Jessica herself. She is a true beauty. I like to keep her makeup classic and smokey. I focused mostly on her eyes and brows."

GET THE LOOK:

 SKIN: 

EYES: 

LIPS: To finish off Jessica's look I used Kevyn Aucoin Matt Lip Color in Infinite.

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Easy Braided Hairstyles for Summer

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By Michele Meyer for Life & Beauty Weekly

This summer’s hottest hairstyle is the braid -- and not just because a cool swept-away style beats having your hair sweat-plastered to your neck. “Braids are having a moment, because there are so many different types -- and can be done yourself quickly without heat or styling tools,” says Jeanie Syfu, TRESemmé’s lead stylist. Weaving your hair is calming and therapeutic, says model stylist Matt Fugate. “I find it enhances creativity, too.”

Best of all, anyone can do it -- and if it comes out a little messy, so much the better! Here are some easy braided hairstyles that are hot this summer along with plait pro tips for mastering each style:

What: Beach Fishtail

Where: Jessica Lowndes, Downton Abbey’s Michele Dockery and Frozen princesses Elsa and Anna

How: Split shoulder-length or beyond hair into two sections. Take a little hair from the outside of one section and cross it over. Do the same with the outer strands of the other portion. Repeat. The looser the braiding, the more modern it looks. Wrap the bottom with a clear band. For a more glamorous look, start with a high ponytail. Or sneak in a hair treatment by working leave-in conditioner into towel-dried hair before braiding.

What: Side Braid

Where: Brooke Lively and Valentino’s Fall 2013 models

How: Part hair in the middle or to the far side. Pull hair to one side in a ponytail that starts at your nape. Start braiding. Pull out some tufts.

What: Braid-y Bunches

Where: Socialite Nicky Hilton at Coachella and Maria Menounos at the Oscars

How:  Pull hair tightly into pigtails just to each side of the nape, then braid. Use an elastic at the tails’ ends, then wind into a bun. For a looser version, start with a side part, with thick braids starting at the hairline on each side of the part. Add to the section as you move back and down the head behind the ears, with the braid getting looser as you descend. Roll braid into a bun at the nape of the neck.

What: Boldi-Locks

Where: Vanessa Hutchens at Coachella

How: Split hair into six small sections, then weave from the middle down. Moisten pastel hair chalk, and coat the surface of one section moving down the plait for a temporary but fun funky look, suggests Edward Tricomi, stylist and co-owner of Warren-Tricomi Salons.

What: Halo

Where: 20th Century artist Frida Kahlo and Sarah Hyland at the 2014 Golden Globes

How: Towel-dry hair. Create a side part and, if you can, a zigzag part. Start with two ponytails, low at the nape of your neck. Divide ponytails into three or four sections and braid to end. Loosen, then wrap around your head behind the ears and tuck hair under the braids and fasten with hair pins.

What: Boho Braids

Where: Rodarte runway Fall 2013 and on the women of Game of Thrones

How: Part hair in the center, either straight or with a zigzag. Take a small piece of hair at the temple and braid halfway before tying with an elastic. Do the same at the other temple. Join the two plaits at the back, perhaps winding one into a chignon where they meet. Or go loose, as seen at Victor & Rolf’s Fall 2014 runway: Take a section of hair just above each ear. Halfway down, weave them together twice, pin in place, and leave the rest hanging.

Michele Meyer is a freelance beauty, fashion and celeb writer for MORE, Travel + Leisure and USA WEEKEND. The former Allure and Lucky correspondent has also contributed to InStyle and Real Simple. She has previously contributed to Life & Beauty Weekly.

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Skin Care Secrets from the Dermatologist to the Stars

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Skin Care Secrets from the Dermatologist to the Stars
By Shelley Levitt for The Style Glossy

Beyoncé, Kim Kardashian, Victoria Beckham, Oprah and Ellen DeGeneres all have something in common besides a net worth of zillions. They share the same dermatologist -- Dr. Harold Lancer, who dispenses advice and high-tech treatments from his office on Beverly Hills’ Rodeo Drive, next to boutiques like CHANEL, Dior, Prada and Ralph Lauren. Now, in his new book, Younger: The Breakthrough Anti-Aging Method for Radiant Skin, Lancer shares his simple four-step secret to getting red-carpet radiant skin (no matter your bank balance).

1. Exfoliate your skin every day and do it before you cleanse. A gentle daily “polish” --the word Lancer actually prefers to exfoliate -- is like “taking the tarnish off silver.” Dead cells and surface debris are whisked away to allow “fresh, radiant skin to shine through.” You can polish your skin either mechanically (with a loofah, rough washcloth or a scrub with tiny beads), or you can choose a chemical exfoliator that uses enzyme-based ingredients like papaya or pineapple to dissolve those old skin cells. Polish your skin once a day, preferably at night, for 60 to 90 seconds. Dampen your skin with warm water before you begin and finish with a rinse of lukewarm water.

2. Follow polishing with a non-irritating cleanser to cart away the uprooted debris. Apply a pea-sized drop of cleanser to your fingertips and massage it into your skin, working from the jawline up.

3. Complete your nighttime skin care regimen with a nourishing lotion, cream or serum. Check the ingredients label for damage-fighting antioxidants like Vitamin C and Vitamin E. Peptides and pentapeptides will also keep your skin looking its best by boosting the production of new collagen. Again, apply a pea-sized amount and work the product into your skin from the jawline to your hairline.

4. During the day add one more step: protect. Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher. For all steps of this regimen, find products that feel good on your skin. The more “pampered” your skin care regimen makes you feel, says Lancer, the more likely you are to stick with it.

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My favorite Neutrogena Products

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 In honor of National Relaxation Day, I wanted to write a quick post about some tried and true favorites over here at The Makeup Blogger.  Since I was a teen I have been a huge fan of Neutrogena products. It started with my beloved Oil Free Acne Wash, and moved onto their amazing sunscreens. 

Now, as an adult I found new loves in the line and especially adore their body products that give me that added dose of pampering.  I have even gotten Mike hooked on the Rainbath! The scent is uni-sex and very musky, which we both love.  My other love is the classic Body Oil, which is perfection in the summer because it sinks into the skin immediately, and leaves behind a very soft almond scent.  I am already on my third bottle, which is pretty amazing considering how much product I have on hand.  It is the moisturizer I grab on a daily basis. 

Another new permanent addition in our home is the Norwegian Hand Cream, which has saved Mikes hands.  He is a foreman for a concrete company, and he paws take a beating!  This non-greasy cream is very soothing, and does the trick at breaking down his cracked and overly dry man hands.  

Since today is National Relaxation Day, I encourage you to take a moment for yourself. Even if it is only for 5 min. You are important, and should always take a few min out of your day to care for yourself, whether that is by treating yourself to a shower with a soothing body wash, or giving yourself a little hand massage to soothe away the aches of the day.  Here is to you! 

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