See how to make soothing and relaxing bath soaks! DIY recipes for soothing Bath Salts, fizzy Bath Bombs, and relaxing Bubble Bath. See the simple steps to make them yourself + a list of the ingredients you need to make your own homemade bath salts, bath bombs, and bubble bath!
Health & Beauty
80% of women are wearing the wrong bra size. Here’s how to measure bra size yourself better than a bra fitter could (based on your bra band size & bra cup size, bra strap length, and overall fit) — and find ‘the right’ bra for you!
If you were to give your bra size to a bra fitting expert at a store, they would probably laugh and then invite you to find your REAL bra size with their help. Here’s how to do your own bra fitting — in the privacy of your own home. You can use the tips found here in our online Bra Fitting Guide to find your true bra size today!
Whenever I stop moisturizing my skin (as few as 2 days in a row) the dry, flaky skin starts to reappear on my nose, my hands, and my feet! So I’ve learned the importance of exfoliating and the differences between the 3 types of dry skin moisturizers: body lotions, body oils, and body butters.
If, like me, you’ve started using microdermabrasion products and a face exfoliator to keep your skin looking smooth and healthy, then you’re probably wondering if too much of a good thing could actually be hurting your skin. How often should you exfoliate your face? Here’s everything you need to know — including how to exfoliate your face!
When you’ve got a Jeep, motorcycle, or convertible… you have messy hair a lot. These wind-proof hair products help you look wind-BLOWN not wiped OUT!
Chino shorts made with a plain front are a classic that can easily be dressed up or dressed down. When paired with the right shirt, belt, and shoes, chino shorts can really give you a smart, cool look — for day or night. I’m going to show you how to dress up and how to dress down a pair of chino shorts. First, it all starts with selecting the right length of shorts…
I was in dire need of a new hairstyle — after it had been pointed out to me more than once that I’ve always had bangs. So I decided to see what growing out short hair is like… and I documented the entire process. Here’s how to grow out short hair (starting with your bangs), how long it takes to achieve a new hairstyle, how to make your hair look better during the “in between” stages, and how to cut bangs yourself. Everything you need to know before growing out bangs and going from a short hairstyle to a medium one.
Whether you have issues with regular (traditional) pregnancy products or not, there’s just something special about wanting to protect your baby’s health and pureness from conception to birth. I’ve got some great suggestions for you… that helped me when I was pregnant and looking for organic pregnancy products on a budget. See which ingredients in foods & beauty products are safe to use during pregnancy.
I’m thinking of getting a foot tattoo. But I’ve done a lot of research and I’ve found 5 good reasons to reconsider getting a tattoo on your foot that I thought I’d share to help others who are trying to decide whether to get foot tattoos or not. The 5 things I’ve learned: the pain is different (I have a high tolerance for pain, so this one doesn’t scare me), the amount of space required & tendency for foot tattoos to get blurry (a foot tattoo is one of the hardest places for an artist to tattoo well), the time it takes to heal after getting a foot tattoo (the feet require more pampering than tattoos in other places on your body), the fact that some tattoo artists won’t even tattoo feet (their reasons are eye-opening), and it’s difficult to remain still throughout the tattooing process (which could result in a messy tattoo). See more details about these and other little-known facts about foot tattoos.
I have extremely dry skin that needs a lot more moisturizing than most people’s skin. I’ve been on the hunt for the best body lotion for dry skin for ages. Well, I’m happy to say I’ve found it! Here’s my review of 9 moisturizers for very dry skin — 2 that I already had on hand and 7 new ones. Plus, 2 bath & body washes for dry skin.
TMJ is a very common disorder that is complicated to treat. A dentist explains the best TMJ treatment options that you should try first. The idea is to stick to the most conservative treatments (like night guards, jaw stretches, and physical therapy) because surgery and implants can sometimes make TMJ even worse.
Don’t you just love the way your teeth feel after getting them cleaned at the dentist? You can have that polished and clean feeling every day! For the past 4 years, I’ve been following this at home teeth whitening routine for a fresher, healthier smile. I’m going to show you how it only takes a few minutes a day to do teeth whitening at home.
If you’ve seen the movie Parent Trap starring Lindsay Lohan, then you probably remember the ear piercing scene. When I was in college (and on a budget), that’s how I pierced my ears. My best friend (a nurse) pierced my ears for me — because I was too cheap to pay for a professional piercing. So now I have a fun story to share and a silly memory to look back on! Here’s how to pierce your ear at home safely.
Even if you don’t live near the beach, you can still have beachy, natural hair highlights! Here’s how to get sun-kissed blonde highlights naturally — without an expensive trip to the salon. 4 clever natural hair lightener tricks… that work!
There are several dry shampoos on the market, but you probably have the ingredients in your kitchen cupboard to make your own dry shampoo at home. They work just as well as the store-bought versions too!
Is gum disease the same as periodontal disease or periodontitis? What about gingivitis? Who gets it? How can I prevent it? How does a dentist treat it?
Microdermabrasion is a simple way to improve your skin’s appearance and texture. I use a derma roller on days that I’m not using microdermabrasion products.
A dentist reviews 7 popular teeth whitening products – which are best & why. Also, see how those products compare to professional teeth whitening treatments
Epilators are better than shaving and waxing — especially for women with darker hair. I’ll explain why. I’ve also got 4 great tips for when and how to use your epilator. Plus I’ll review my all-time favorite epilator: the Emjoi Epilator and give you even more information on other Emoji products.
Read this before you combine Essential Oils with Argan Oil. Here’s how to combine regular Argan Oil with Essential Oils to make your own scented Argan Oil.
I’m addicted to 100% pure Argan Oil as a daily moisturizer! It helps your skin & your hair – even your hubby’s & your dog’s!
I hate taking my rings to jewelry stores to have them cleaned – because they always want to sell you something. Here’s how to clean jewelry at home yourself
Want long eyelashes? Here’s how to lengthen and and strengthen your eyelashes WITHOUT spending money on expensive fiber mascara or eyelash extensions!
Does it hurt to get a dental filling? How much do dental fillings cost? What kinds of fillings are best? Answers to these questions and more!
Whether you’ve got bad morning hair, hat head, or helmet hair, here are a few DIY solutions to help you look your best in SECONDS! Morninghead vs washcloth.
How long do bras last, you ask? Here’s the scoop. Plus, how to wash bras. And 6 other tips to make your bras last longer.
In my search for the best waterproof eyeliner (I have really bad allergies, and need an eyeliner with serious stay power!), I personally tried 4… 2 of which I will continue to buy because they’re AWESOME. Plus, see 5 other waterproof eyeliners that get high ratings from beauty experts.
Most of us don’t think about cleaning our makeup brushes. I know I didn’t until I started hearing makeup experts talk about how important it is on talk shows and news shows.Here are some easy ways to clean makeup brushes.
I’ve had 3 Root Canal procedures within 6 months. Here’s everything you could possibly want to know about Root Canals — what the Root Canal procedure is like, plus answers to all your questions.
The whole procedure of switching out my old silver fillings for new white ones has resulted in me having to get about a half-dozen Crowns in the end… and 3 Root Canals.At this point, I’ve got a LOT of firsthand experience to share about what it’s like to get things like Fillings, Crowns, and Root Canals. This is what it’s like to get a tooth Crown.
BareMinerals makeup has been a part of my makeup routine for a few years now. Every time I try a new foundation, I always return to using bareMinerals because they perform better than other mineral makeup lines. Here’s why I love Bare Minerals makeup.
If you’ve never tried a face chamois to remove cleansers from your skin (I hadn’t before this), then you don’t know what you’re missing. Here are the best facial cloths, in my opinion.
For your hair’s sake, you want to choose hair-friendly elastic hair ties that can be easily taken out without too much damage to your hair. You also want to ensure that the bands you choose will be able to hold your ponytail in place for the entire day. Here’s a run-down of the best hair elastics available today.
I LOVE the Olay ProX Advanced Cleansing brush! I like the Olay brush so much that I use it when I’m just cleansing my face every day AND when I’m using a special exfoliating cream to exfoliate my face a few times each week. The Pro X Exfoliating Renewal Cleanser has microexfoliating beads in it and it’s my all-time favorite exfoliating cream.
Following are the 5 best ingredients to look for and how they work to improve your skin, plus additional info about other anti-aging ingredients that seem to work really well!
I’ll be honest, the Bare Minerals took awhile to grow on me. The biggest reason: I have dry skin. Then I discovered Primer! The Bare Escentuals Prime Time Foundation Primer makes all the difference in the world.
The high ponytail will always be in style. It’s been around forever and isn’t going anywhere soon and I am telling you exactly how to create these timeless ponytail hairstyles. 40 great ideas for all hair types! Anyone who wears their hair in a ponytail — including both guys and girls — will benefit from these helpful tips.
After using the Artistry Microdermabrasion system, the results for me were fabulous! In fact, after one single use the results were so good that I couldn’t wait to use it again a few days later. I attribute the success of this microdermabrasion system largely to the cloth that comes in the kit.
When I heard Dr. Ordon on The Doctors TV show say that at home microdermabrasion kit would yield similar results as the expensive professional microdermabrasion treatments, I decided to try a few. Here’s what my experience was like.
Baking soda is an excellent base for healthy homemade remedies and beauty aids. Here are 8 wonderful recipes taht are inexpensive and very effective. Great alternatives to pricy store-bought products.
Do your legs turn to itchy sand paper the moment winter strikes? Do you have dry, scaly patches along your arms or your face? Are you dealing with the pain of chapped lips and cheeks? Here are all the best ways to deal with your dry winter skin problems.
I was thrilled to see that Consumer Reports gave some of their highest marks to an $11 bra that’s available at Target and Amazon! It’s the Gilligan & O’Malley Demi Bra. It retails for just $11, and it frequently goes on sale for $9.
Break out your miniskirts, summer dresses, and open-toe heels. Winter is here, but you don’t have to let your winter fashion suffer from the cold. All you need to do is one, simple thing — layer up! Here are some fun and creative ideas.
Ever considered a Brazillian butt lift? Well, first make sure you take the pencil test to see if you need one. I saw a fitness expert talking about this on TV. She said you should put a pencil beneath your butt cheek to determine whether you need bbl surgery or not. Also, step-by-step instructions for the test and exercises to tone your glutes.
I only recently started using makeup brushes. Here’s how I found the best kabuki brush that’s refillable and retractable too!
Just because your clothes have a Dry Clean Only label doesn’t mean that you can’t wash those items yourself. Here’s how to save money on your drycleaning, including ways to dry clean at home.
When I saw this video on CNBC, I new the HeadBlade razor was something I had to get for my husband who shaves his head bald every day. The HeadBlade is a uniquely shaped head shaving razor designed for balding men — or ANY guys who prefer the completely bald look! Here’s what my bald husband thinks of the HeadBlade razor…
Curious about all the mineral makeup hype, especially with regard to all-natural mineral makeup? Mineral makeup does sound good for your skin and it looks great too, so I set out to see if it really is as good as it seems.Here’s what you need to know about natural mineral makeup — the good, the bad, and the truth.
Indoor tanning lotions are VERY different than typical suntan lotions that were formulated for use outdoors. Believe it or not, you should never use a regular suntan lotion in a tanning bed. You should only use indoor tanning lotions. Here’s why, plus some important facts about indoor tanning lotions, amplifiers, bronzers, and more tips that you might not realize…