Category: Beauty

Link Round-up: Halloween Projects, Fall Inspiration, and More

Posted on Oct 14, 2014 by 2 Comments

Today’s link round-up has easy fall and Halloween-inspired projects and more.

About Family Crafts showed us how to make an apple bunting.

Bombshell Bling taught us how to make ghost candles quickly and easily.

Club Chica Circle shared a DIY birthday cake in a can idea.

Organized 31 showed us how to make recycled book Halloween decorations.

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Uncommon Designs Online taught us how to make a pumpkin spice sugar scrub.

Dollar Store Crafts taught us how to make ghost pudding cups.

DIY Inspired showed us how to upcycle milk bottles and turn them into little turkeys.

Photo credit: About Family Crafts and Uncommon Designs Online

Link Round-up: Pumpkin Pudding Cake, Caramel Apple Pudding Cups, a Bronzer, and More

Posted on Oct 9, 2014 by 1 Comment

Today’s link round-up has caramel apple pudding cups, a bronzer review, Halloween projects and food, and more.

Chocolate Covered Katie showed us how to make gooey pumpkin pudding cake.

Makeup and Beauty Blog reviewed The Balm’s Bahama Mama bronzer.

Crafty Journal showed us how to create a cute mini Halloween pocket book.

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Kenarry shared a recipe for caramel apple pudding cups.

Frugal Coupon Living showed us how to create Halloween mummy hot dogs.

Crafts by Amanda showed us yarn crafts you can do even if you don’t know how to knit or crochet.

Cupcakes and Cashmere showed us six rooms that will make you want to use wallpaper.

Photo credit: Chocolate Covered Katie and Kenarry

Link Round-up: Makeup, Burlap Wreaths, an October Outfit, and More

Posted on Oct 7, 2014 by 1 Comment

Today’s link round-up has a makeup review, burlap wreath projects, a cute outfit idea for October, and more.

Crafts by Amanda taught us how to make Batman wrist cuffs.

Makeup and Beauty Blog reviewed the Brooke Shields Gravitas palette from MAC.

Crafty Journal taught us how to make an arachnophobia wreath.

Frugal Coupon Living showed us a cute October outfit idea.

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Kenarry showed us 3 different fall burlap wreaths to make.

Cupcakes and Cashmere shared a recipe for Tuscan kale and pumpkin seed risotto.

A Beautiful Mess taught us three ways to create a cute leather bracelet.

Photo credit: Crafts by Amanda and Kenarry

Joan Lunden Hopes to Empower Others with Cancer

Posted on Oct 7, 2014 by 1 Comment

At 64 years of age, former Good Morning America host, Joan Lunden, has undergone chemotherapy and a lumpectomy since her diagnosis with triple negative breast cancer three months ago.

The mother of seven went public about this aggressive form of cancer while speaking with cancer survivor Robin Roberts and told People magazine, “I was handed an opportunity to learn everything that I can about this and try to help others.”

Lunden received some valuable advice from Roberts who shared that waiting for your hair to fall out is excruciating. So Lunden decided not to wait.

Instead she owned it and took matters into her own hands one week after her first chemo treatment. She voluntarily shaved offer her beautiful blond hair and when she did she realized how much it affected her.

“I’m almost reluctant to say it because it sounds superficial. But when you lose your hair, it just affects the way that you look at yourself in the mirror. You feel less feminine, pretty or desirable, and it’s not an easy thing to go through.” – Joan Lunden

When she had the opportunity to make the cover of People, she had a decision to make. To wear her wig or pose without it. She decided going without the wig might be a way to help others and show women that losing your hair  ”isn’t the end of the world.” She found the experience empowering in a big way.

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Lunden hopes to be a voice for the quarter of a million women diagnosed with breast cancer every year. She said, “I wanted to show that your health is more important than your hair.” She will continue her fight against cancer as a special correspondent for the Today show next week as they kick off their Breast Cancer Awareness month coverage.

Lunden believes many women don’t get breast exams because they are afraid of losing their hair. During her own experience, she says, “Your hair grows back after you stop chemo…and then you have your life.”

Photo credits: Amazon, Twitter

Link Round-up: Jean Repair, Hair Tutorials, Creamy Coconut Hummus, and More

Posted on Oct 2, 2014 by No Comments

Today’s link round-up has hair tutorials, oatmeal, jean repair, and more.

Chocolate Covered Katie shared a yummy baked oatmeal recipe.

Mind Body Green shared a recipe for a vegan salad bowl with creamy coconut hummus.

Cupcakes and Cashmere shared 11 enlightening facts you never knew about bedding.

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A Beautiful Mess shared 32 of their favorite hair tutorials.

Create Craft Love provided some Thanksgiving dinner cheats.

Make It or Fix It showed us how to repair a favorite pair of jeans that has holes in it.

DIY Inspired showed us how to make a cute hanging fall wreath.

Photo credit: Chocolate Covered Katie and A Beautiful Mess

Link Roundup: Beauty Product Review, DIY Yarn Necklace, Being a People Pleaser, and More

Posted on Sep 16, 2014 by 1 Comment

Today’s link round-up has a beauty product review, an easy DIY ruffle yarn necklace, thoughts on being a people pleaser, and more.

My Own Home Blog showed us how to make a glass jar container for homemade laundry detergent.

Mind Body Green shared confessions of a chronic people pleaser.

Makeup and Beauty Blog shared her thoughts on the pore minimizing version of the Smashbox Photo Finish Oil Free Foundation Primer.

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Muslin and Merlot showed us how to make an easy ruffled yarn necklace for $5.

Living Well Spending Less shared how to get magazines for free.

Create Craft Love taught us how to make a Halloween ribbon wreath.

Cupcakes and Cashmere shared her top five beauty buys of the month.

Photo credit: My Own Home Blog and Muslin and Merlot

Link Round-up: A Gallery Wall, a New Hairstyle, Chocolate Pumpkin Bread, and More

Posted on Sep 11, 2014 by No Comments

Today’s link round-up features one mom’s new gallery wall for inspiration, a hairstyle you may want to try, chocolate pumpkin bread, and more.

Crafts by Amanda showed us how to make mason jar football centerpieces.

The Life of a Crazed Mom showed us her new gallery wall, and it looks amazing!

Glamour shared a new hairstyle you may want to try as a twist on the typical braid.

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A Beautiful Mess taught us how to make chocolate pumpkin bread.

Create Craft Love showed us how to use canning lids and washi tape to make a Halloween wreath.

Tone It Up’s new Frisky Fall fitness challenge just kicked off, and there’s still time to join.

Adventures in Making taught us how to create a popcorn seasoning kit.

Photo credit: Crafts by Amanda and A Beautiful Mess

Link Round-up: Craft Stick Monsters, Shelving, New Hairstyles for Girls, Knitting, and More

Posted on Sep 9, 2014 by 1 Comment

Today’s link round-up has a school supply catch-all, Halloween Rice Krispies cake, a DIY shelf, hairstyles, and more.

Crafts by Amanda showed us how to make cute craft stick monsters.

Life with the Crust Cut Off showed us how to make a Halloween Rice Krispies cake.

Carlsbad Cravings taught us how to make chocolate drizzled frozen fruit skewers.

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A Beautiful Mess showed us how to make a modern peg rail and shelf.

The Life of a Craft Crazed Mom gave us a tutorial on how to create a school supply catch-all.

Petit Elefant inspired us to go beyond the typical little girls’ hairstyles and try something new.

Make and Takes shared a review of a beginners’ knitting kit.

Photo credit: Crafts by Amanda and A Beautiful Mess

Are We Beauty Obsessed? Short

Posted on Sep 8, 2014 by 1 Comment

A while ago a Facebook friend posted a link to an article about average women who had photography sessions that included all of the perks of a supermodel. Make up artists used highlighter, contour, and foundation primer to create perfectly porcelain skin.

Hair was fixed in such a way that it complimented the women’s facial features. Photographers created perfect lighting and counseled the women how to pose for the best effect. Finally, photo-editing specialists lengthened necklines, smoothed skin, and erased dark under-eye circles.

The resulting images were unbelievable. These average women looked like supermodels.

I was reminded of those images when I read an article in TodayHealth. The article states that women spend two weeks a year on their appearance. That breaks down to an average of 55 minutes per day, every day, just working on how we look. Is it obsessive?

I am fifty-four. As I look around at my peers, those of us who sported Farrah Fawcett hair and Kissing Potion lip gloss in the 1970s, I notice some similarities among us.

I don’t think that we look like our mothers did at 50. We dress younger, have long hair, and wear clothes that don’t look at all matronly. I don’t know about anyone else in my generation but I take time with my makeup and I keep up with new trends in style and color.

I am a grandmother but I don’t want to look like one.

We are a nation obsessed with how we look but I am not naive enough to believe that we can just stop. Hey y’all. This beauty obsession is unhealthy. Let’s just stop now, ‘k?

Do you think we will ever be able to overcome the past century of beauty obsession?

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