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Friday Fab Finds

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Celeb inexpensive beauty tips

Looking fab can and does cost lots money.  I know I spend a lot of money buying cosmetics, few different shampoos, lotions and what not.  So, here are a few tips from celebs that hopefully will save us some $$$.

  1. To soothe dry, itchy scalp, or dandruff crush few ibuprofen or hard pills and mix with your shampoo.  The jagged edge of the pills will work like a scrub and get rid of the flakes per Oscar Blandi.
  2.  Repair end with Gelatin; dissolve a packet of clear gelatin in hot water and then massage the warm solution through your hair, leave in for 30 minutes and then rinse per Ted Gibson.
  3. Natural grapeseed oil is a great moisturizer according to Emma Stone who uses it day and night to keep her skin looking so beautiful.
  4. Add spoon full of sugar to your body wash and then lather up.  It works as a gentle exfoliater according to Kim Kardashian.
  5. Jennifer Aniston uses quarter of a teaspoon Vaseline under her eyes every night to prevent fine lines and wrinkles.
  6. Evan Rachel Wood uses olive oil as her make up remover and you can also use it to remove hair extension glue (if you use extensions) per Jennifer Hudson hairstylist Kiyah Wright.
  7. Mariah Carey mixes mint extract to gloss for a natural way to plump up her lips.  You can also use cinnamon extract.
  8. Fergie uses toothpaste to dry up her breakouts!
  9. Lauren Conrad gives herself ice cube facial to get rid of fat cells, breakouts and for dewy complexion.  She also uses potatoes to get rid of puffy eyes.  Refrigerate few slices, soak in water for few minutes and then place them on your lids for about 15 minutes.  It also helps reduce the look of dark circles (this is my tip).
  10. Scarlett Johansson uses Manuka honey (but I use the natural honey) mask to keep give her face a dewy glow and get rid of all the impurities.

Info: instyle.com, cosmopolitan.com, seventeen.com, laurenconrad.com, realbeauty.com, beautifiles.com


What-To-Do Wednesday: Ponytails

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While my hubby and I both like my long hair, I don’t like to leave it down often.  I usually have it in a bun or pony but the same old ponytail everyday gets so boring.  So, I use some fun twist occasionally to keep my style fresh and thought I share.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday Recap: OOTW

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OOTW 8/20/12-8/24/12

Recap time!!  I had very hectic week at work.  I was exhausted every night which is why my outfits looks so crapy this week; feel asleep early and woke up late every day.  Rushed out of the house wearing the first thing I saw.

Monday – top Jumpings (old), jeans Target (available now), earrings BaubleBar (available now), sandals Steve Madden (old)
Tuesday – top & jeans Charlotte Russe (old), earrings BaubleBar (available now in rose gold), necklace Gorjana (old) sandals Steve Madden (old), I wore bangles too but forgot them at work =(
Wednesday – shirt & pants H&M (old), earrings Tejani (available now), shoes Steve Madden (old)
Thursday – top H&M (old but they have differnet colors of this same top in store now), jeans & earrings Charlotte Russe (old), bracelet BaubleBar (old), sandals Steve Madden (old, same as Monday)
Friday – top H&M (old), jeans Charlotte Russe (old), earrings BaubleBar (available now), bangles (I think Papaya but I forgot), shoes H&M (available now)

Thursday Treat

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We all know that eating fish in general is good for you. However, Salmon is just amazing. The taste and texture of salmon make it the third most consumed species of seafood in the U.S. Not only does it taste awesome, but Salmon is one of the healthiest things you can put in your body.

 

Glam Salm[on]?
A lot of my recent posts have pertained to hair styling, but how do we get our hair to be healthy? It all starts with a proper diet. We’ve heard all the gurus shouting from the rooftops about the brain and heart health benefits of Omega-3’s, but what are the benefits for our lovely locks?

“Essential omega-3 fatty acids are needed to support scalp health,” says Andrea Giancoli, MPH, RD, a dietitian in Los Angeles and a spokeswoman for the American Dietetic Association. “A deficiency can result in a dry scalp and thus hair, giving it a dull look.”

Salmon has one of the highest amounts of naturally occurring omega-3 fatty acids.  As a bonus, Salmon provides generous amounts of B-12, iron and high quality protein. This complete protein is important as it serves as the building block to healthy and strong hair…and this protein is something you won’t be getting from taking a capsule.

So, not only does Salmon help give your hair a lustrous, shiny look, but it can also aid in strengthening and repairing hair from the scalp down. Below are some of my favorite Salmon recipe, try them today and eat to your hair!

Photos and recipes courtesy of food.com

Honey Ginger Grilled Salmon

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/3 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 green onions, chopped
  • 1 1/2 lbs salmon fillets

Directions

  1. In a large self-closing plastic bag, combine first six ingredients; mix well.
  2. Place salmon in bag and seal tightly.
  3. Turn bag gently to distribute marinade.
  4. Refrigerate 15 minutes or up to 30 minutes for stronger flavor.
  5. Turn bag occasionally.
  6. Lightly grease grill rack.
  7. Preheat grill to medium heat.
  8. Remove salmon from marinade; reserve the marinade.
  9. Grill 12-15 minutes per inch of thickness or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
  10. Brush with reserved marinade up until the last 5 minutes of cooking time.
  11. Discard leftover marinade.

 

 Lemon Garlic Baked Salmon

Ingredients

  • 6 -8 salmon steaks or 2 large salmon fillets
  • 3 lemons, juice of
  • 4 cloves minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • salt and pepper

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients except salmon.
  2. Place salmon in a lightly greased baking dish and pour mixture over salmon.
  3. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and bake at 350° for approximately 25 minutes or until fish is flaky and done.

 

 Sauteed Salmon

Ingredients

  • 4 (6 ounce) salmon fillets
  • 5 tablespoons butter, divided
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon dill weed
  • 3 teaspoons cream

Directions

  1. In 12 inch skillet, heat 3 Tbsp butter.
  2. Add filets, skin side down, and saute on low heat for about 10 min turning often.
  3. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Sprinkle with lemon juice and dill.
  5. Remove to serving plate.
  6. Add 2 Tbsp butter, and cream.
  7. Cook and stir 1 minute.
  8. Pour over salmon.
  9. Serve with lemon slices.

Photos and recipes courtesy of food.com

Tuesday Trendy – Hair Edition

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Ombré is still going strong and I still love it very much. Refreshing way to add some color without doing the usual high or low lights. I am also seeing lots of celebs doing bright color on the bottom (dip dye) or as highlights and I think it’s a cute way to have some fun with your hair, though if you work at professional setting, its not something you can do.

Now lets discuss the trends that i find simply awful. The hair roll and shaved side…ugh!!!! Why? These do not look good on anyone and the hairstyles itself are terrible. The shaved side at least you can say it’s rock ‘n roll but you have no good reason to do a hair roll, it’s not retro or stylish. These two needs to go away forever!!

Which trend are you loving ombré, brights, shaved side or hair roll?

Photo: zuuzstyle.com, beautyofwoman.com, theberry.com, hairstylesweekly.com, bellasugar.com, etcfashionblog.com, peoplestylewatch.com, hairhighlights.co, showhairstyle.com, j-14.com, hi.co.uk, beauty.about.com, lasthairmodels.com, theminerswife.com, modernceleb.com, gallery.becomegorgeous.com, westoniancrunk.buzznet.com, fashionfame.com, thestylenewsnetwork.com

Sunday Recap: OOTW

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OOTW 8/6/12-8/10/12

Recap time!!

Monday – top & skirt H & M. (old), earrings, necklace and bracelet BaublrBar (not available), sandals Steve Madden (old)
Tuesday – polo & jeans Abercrombie & Fitch (old), earrings BaubleBar (available now),sandals Bakers (old)
Wednesday – shirt H & M (old), shorts Express (old), earrings BaubleBar (available now), necklace & bracelet BaubleBar (not available), shoes H & M (available in select stores)
Thursday – top H & M (old), khaki Gap (old), earrings BaubleBar (not available), wedge sandals Payless (available now)
Friday – top & pants H & M (old),earrings BaubleBar (available now), necklace Gorjana (available now), bangles Afaze (old), shoes Steve Madden (old)
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