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Choosing the Perfect Mascara – A Guide

Choosing the Perfect Mascara - A GuideCoco Chanel once said that a woman cannot leave the house without makeup because she never knows when she’ll have a date with destiny.

Considering the batting of the eyelashes and its association with falling in love in modern culture, it seems that the mascara was exactly what Ms. Chanel had in mind. But how can we choose the right mascara with so many options on the market?

The first thing you need to do is determine what kind of lashes you have with regards to their length and volume. They could be short and thin, short and thick, long and thin, long and thick, or of course, somewhere in between. Also, are they straight or curled? Once you’ve placed your lashes in the specific categories, it is time to look at the

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6 Ways You Might be Doing Damage to Your Hair

6 Ways You Might be Doing Damage to Your HairKeeping hair soft and manageable is the key to beautiful looking hair. Sometimes it seems that no matter how hard you try you just can’t get your hair in a healthy condition.

What you may not know is that there are many things that could be causing additional damage to your hair. Here are 6 ways you might be causing hair damage and how you can prevent it:

Not Getting Trims

Don’t avoid your hairdresser for regular trims because you think your hair will get longer without getting trims. If you hair is damaged and you do not get dry, damaged ends trimmed off the split ends will only move further up your hair shaft and eventually break off making it even harder to gain length.

If you are worried about losing too much length during a trim find someone you trust and be very specific with what you

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The Secrets of Beauty [Infographic]

I believe in manicures. I believe in overdressing. I believe in primping at leisure and wearing lipstick.  ~Audrey Hepburn

I couldn’t agree more on one of her thoughts about beauty :)

Here is a fun fact-filled infographic that I came across, and I thought I’d share:

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Kelli Smithgall

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Quick Tips for Healthier Living

healthy livingSwitching to a healthier lifestyle can seem overwhelming to those of us who have led less than ideal lifestyles.

Changing a lifetime of unhealthy eating habits and lack of exercise all at once seems like too much work. Little wonder so many people get discouraged.

Switching to a healthy lifestyle isn’t one huge, all-or-nothing act. It’s more effective to make a small change to your life, and then add another when the first one becomes a habit.

With this in mind, here are six small but important changes you can make to improve your overall health.

Don’t Skip Breakfast
When you’re trying to lose weight it’s tempting to skip breakfast, but doing so

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Five Natural Teeth Whitening Solutions

Society has left the lasting impression that teeth should be bright, pearly white. The truth is teeth come in all shades. Commercial whiteners can be damaging to your teeth. Not only can whiteners damage the enamel but can also leave them sensitive.

Natural solutions are a way to enjoy whiter teeth without the high cost or risking damage to your teeth.

Strawberry Red = Pearly White

Strawberries are said to contain enzymes that can remove stains from your teeth. In addition, strawberries are high in vitamin C.

Vitamin C is known to help remove plaque from your teeth.

Apples: Nature’s Toothbrush

Apples are mildly abrasive. While you are enjoying the crunch of that juicy apple, the meat of the apple is abrasive enough to help brush away stains.

Due to apples being only mildly abrasive, they will not damage the

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