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Guest blog: Quit smoking with these 8 astonishing tips and tricks

People often think that in order to quit smoking you simply have to stop doing it. This isn’t the way it works in practice. Cigarettes are a great addiction and it is really easy to relapse. It makes it harder that they are available all over the place. Given how hazardous tobacco and nicotine are to your health and even cigarette smoke can cause issues, it is necessary to approach this with level head. It is high time for you to try something new and this set of tricks may be just the thing you need. 1. Setting up small...

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Guest blog: Quit smoking with these 8 astonishing tips and tricks

Why people with dark skin still need to wear sunscreen

It finally feels like summer here in The Netherlands and, of course, I’m taking full advantage of it. 🙂 The other day I was last minute shopping for sunscreen. I went into a (never been before) drugstore and because I didn’t want to waste time looking around, I asked a sales associate where in the store I could find it. Before answering my question, she looked me up and down and I could almost hear her think: ‘why would she need sunscreen?’. That brings me to this post. Just because I have dark skin, that doesn’t mean I don’t need...

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Why people with dark skin still need to wear sunscreen

Guest blog: Beard Grooming Championships

In this article, we’re talking beards, not just your average beard, but the Championship League of Beards. Let’s take a gander and look at the Full Beard category in all its glory and see what it takes to grow a beard of champions. 😀 Full Beard Natural For those who love to go au naturel, then this is the beard for you as the rule of thumb, or beard is the more natural the better. The beard can’t be highlighted in any way and must not be curled under the chin at the bottom. No styling aids are allowed so no trimmers,...

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Beard Grooming

Giveaway: Win NeoStrata’s Skin Active Antioxidant Defense Serum

Are you layering your skincare in the right order? It’s pretty important if you want your products to be as effective as possible. It’s not bad if you’re not doing it right, but if you’re already spent the cash to buy the right products, you might as well get the best out of it. Right? The golden rule of thumb: go lightest to heaviest. 🙂 After washing your face, you should start with the lightest feeling products to the heaviest. Serums, for example, come before moisturizers and oil. Anything water-based will sink into your skin most easily without any heavier...

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Giveaway: Win NeoStrata’s Skin Active Antioxidant Defense Serum

How much is your vagina costing you

Not a subject that we all gather around and discuss, our ‘private parts’ or whatever name you may have for yours (vajayjay?), but we all have them…..well, private parts anyway. However, women are the only one’s with vaginas. 😀 The facts are that there is a cost to being a woman, and having a vagina! And it may surprise you to know those costs and differences. The infographic below looks at the exact cost of owning one. How much is your vagina costing you This infographic is provided by Buddy Loans.Read more...

How much is your vagina costing you

5 tips to make your makeup look better

How was your Halloween? I had a blast! It was my first time celebrating Halloween in San Diego and it didn’t disappoint! Downtown was packed with people and I have to say: San Diego has a lot of very creative residents, I saw tons of great and original costumes. Can you guess who I was supposed to be? 😉 I know, not that original… I didn’t do anything special as far as makeup goes either. I matched my lipstick to my bow and I added dramatic lashes. How about you? Did you dress up? Speaking of makeup, today’s post is...

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5 tips to make your makeup look better

Fact: 1 in 8 women born today in the US will get breast cancer

Did you know that about 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point in their lives?* Shocking, huh? I didn’t this. And finding this out was actually really shocking to me. 1 in 8 American women! That’s quite a high amount. There are about 231,340 new cases of breast cancer diagnosed in the United States. Every single year. 🙁 Someone very close to me died of breast cancer when I was very young. It’s a long time ago, but I did have a great effect on me. Breast cancer is still...

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Fact: 1 in 8 women born today in the US will get breast cancer

Beauty tip: Miss Spa Exfoliating Facial Sheet Masks

If you’re looking for something extra to do for your skin, but you don’t have time for professional treatments or extensive at-home facials, I have something that you can easily do yourself, will only take 20 minutes of your time and work wonders! Pre-treated Asian facial sheet masks. 🙂 Pre-treated facial sheet masks are cloth sheets that already have a skincare solution on them. They are soooo easy to use! You can slap them on while you’re watching tv or while you’re in bed even. How to use sheet masks Most of them come in a single pack: just wash...

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Beauty tip: Miss Spa Exfoliating Facial Sheet Masks

8 “beauty tips” you should ignore

Confession: I do not like reading women’s magazines. Most of them give us women crappy advice as far as beauty goes. They promote quick fixes that are not all great, some can do serious damage to your skin. I grew up reading these beauty tips and I’ve tried my fair share of them, with really bad results. Even now I read beauty advice on the internet that don’t make sense at all. I’ll share some of these ‘beauty tips’ today, so you don’t have to go through the same thing too! 1. Use Milk of Magnesia is a primer, if...

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8 “beauty tips” you should ignore

What I do before, while and after straightening my hair with a flat iron

As you know I have curly hair, but I like to wear it straight. Don’t get me wrong: I LOVE my curls, but wearing it straight is much easier to maintain for me. I’ve never chemically straightened my hair, but I do straighten it with a flat iron every other week. Here’s what I do before and while straightening my hair with a flat iron. Tips, tricks and what to avoid. Hope this is helpful. 🙂 • Before I start, I try not to crank up the heat all the way. I read somewhere that 410 works for every hair...

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What I do before, while and after straightening my hair with a flat iron

Tips for Bad Hair Days (courtesy of myself and the Aflac Duck)

This review and giveaway was made possible by iConnect Influencer Management and Aflac. I was compensated for my participation in this campaign, but all opinions are 100% mine. Bad hair days, who doesn’t have them? I’m the kind of person who loves doing my makeup, but when it comes to my hair…I rather skip it! Makeup is much more fun to do than hair, if you ask me. To make things worse: sometimes my hair just does not want to cooperate. Because I still want to look presentable, even on those bad hair days, I have come up with 3...

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Tips for Bad Hair Days (courtesy of myself and the Aflac Duck)

My biggest skin concern and what I do about it (+ a $50 gift card giveaway!)

If you ask me what my biggest personal skin concerns are, it’s definitely oily skin and pores. Pores are little openings in your skin that allow your body to flush out toxins: hair follicles, sweat glands and oil glands all end in pores. They regulate temperature and moisturize dry skin. Without these openings, your body wouldn’t be able to sweat and it would overheat. However, pores can also cause problems: dirt and oil buildup can cause oily skin and acne. Unfortunately, I have these issues. 🙁 This post is about my favorite way to handle big pores. Keep reading to...

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My biggest skin concern and what I do about it (+ a $50 gift card giveaway!)


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