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6 Smart Hacks for Drinking More Water

Water may seem sooo basic, but there are way too many reasons why you need to start taking your consumption of water seriously. Did you know that as much as 75% of Americans are affected by choric dehydration, which affects weight, well-being, appearance, energy level, general health, and longevity? Taking into consideration that about 60% of your body is made out of water, it’s no surprise that water is necessary for every single cell and function that goes on inside of you. Water is even more vital to your body than food (and a lot of the healthiest foods on the planet are made mostly of water). The balance of water in our bodies is so important that even a reduction of just 10% can start to trigger serious, life-threatening malfunctions. So, does it really come as any surprise to learn that one of the most common reasons for stubborn weight gain, digestive

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Must Have Fitness Products for Summer Workouts

In a world oversaturated with health, wellness, and fitness gimmicks, it can be difficult to decide which products and programs are right for you. Here are a few favorites I’ve tried recently, and highly recommend, to make your wellness journey a little less overwhelming. 1.) SLIMQUICK Pure Protein Powder (about $20) I’ve never been one for protein powder, but this protein powder really tastes incredibly delicious. The French Vanilla closely resembles a vanilla milkshake (I like to put in half water and half milk instead of just water) and it’s packed with 20 grams of protein and 6 grams of fiber per day! Rest assured, SlimQuick Pure Protein contains natural ingredients, including whey protein, antioxidants, calcium, and natural flavors. They may have sent me the French Vanilla for free to share my thoughts, but I’ll definitely be buying the Double Chocolate on my own to try next! The best part? This isn’t your ordinary

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Break Hearts, Not the Bank, with Glamour Dolls Makeup

Makeup for the young and young at heart (for under $5). You read that right! Celebrity makeup artist and reality television star (Style Network’s Glam Fairystar) Jessica Romano brings us a new brand of makeup designed with girlie girls at heart that’s both adorable and affordable – Glamour Dolls Makeup! Don’t let the price fool you. Despite the ultra-low cost, Jessica has magically found a way to make sure quality is never compromised. In an interview with Broke & Chic, when asked about the inspiration for the makeup line, Jessica shares, “At first this idea was laughed at, but somehow I brought Glamour Dolls to life. I’m pretty excited that if you want to collect every color of Glamour Dolls Gloss Snob it won’t cost you next month’s rent.” Glamour Doll’s branding couldn’t be more charming. Chic packaging, glamorous colors and playful names will leave you instantly addicted. Plus, the line is completely cruelty free! Jessica herself

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Kiss Your Bad Hair Days Goodbye

Longing for those effortless, tousled, “I woke up like this” locks? KISS Hair Appliances has developed a fantastic new tool, called the InstaWave that you need in your life. When I first read about this fully automatic tangle-free curler that instantly creates beautiful, long-lasting curls with ease, I was certain it was too good to be true… But, thanks to BrandBacker, I was able to give it a try for myself. I’ll admit, I’m not one for reading instructions. I’d much rather just play around and figure out how things work myself. So, after some experimentation, confusion, and a few tangles, I finally got the hang of the InstaWave. From there, I had my entire head in perfectly polished curls in under 15 minutes. Here’s how it works: Hold the InstaWave vertically Place a section of hair on the InstaWave curling rod (this is an important step to avoid tangles) Touch

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The Very Natural Skin Care Brand You Need In Your Life

No matter how old you are, it’s essential that you’re nourishing, protecting, and cleansing your skin properly. That being said, you’re never too young to start thinking about adding an anti-aging regimen into your skincare routine! In this lifetime, you’re only given one body and one skin, so it really pays to keep yours well preserved. In order to do that effectively, you need the very best skin care products money can buy (without breaking the bank of course). This is the core value behind new indie skin care brand, SOBO Skin care, a collection of premium skin care products aimed at helping health-conscience women nourish and revitalize their skin, naturally. Made from the very best stuff on earth, SOBO Skin Care products are always made using only the purest, most wholesome ingredients under the sun. These ingredients also happen to be some of the most effective components available in skin care

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5 Life-Changing Uses for Apothecary Extracts Tea Tree Oil

After being sent a bottle of Apothecary Extracts 100% Pure Australian Tea Tree Oil, I’ve been playing with all of it’s amazing uses; my favorites being tea tree oil’s skincare powers! As one of the most versatile essential oils, whether your skin problems are cosmetic—acne, scars, dry skin or oily skin—or are caused by a more serious health concern, tea tree oil can play a role in reversing or treating the problems. Here are a few recipes I’ve recently discovered that I know you’ll love too! Tea Tree Oil Spot Remover Why it works: Most people don‘t realize that the source for many skin problems such as acne, blackheads, whiteheads and rashes can often be traced to one of three sources: infections, bacteria and plain old dirt. Tea tree oil combats all three of these sources without the high price and negative side effects that come with other treatments. Mix

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[REVIEW] BA STAR Tropical Eye Shadow Palette

Most of us scale down our makeup routine for the summer months, but it’s always nice to have the option to glam up your look! Meet BA STAR, the #1 selling premiere makeup line for cheerleaders, dancers, and gymnasts, which just-so-happens to also be perfect for every beautistia who wants to avoid the summertime makeup meltdown debacle. With pigments that pop, the colors in the Tropical Eye Shadow Palette add the perfect summertime touch to a day on the beach, or a fun look playing around town at night. Pair it with the Glue Eye Shadow Base and you can be confident that your eye makeup will stay smudge free from day to night. To put it to the test, I grabbed my sassy cheerleader sis, Lexi. What’s the point of having a little sister if you can’t test makeup looks for your blog out on her? Just kidding! NOTE: She wanted ‘peacock’

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[Obsessions] Hair Care

“If your hair is done properly and you have on good shoes, you can get away with anything.” – Iris Apfel Let’s face it. Hair is a pain in the butt. You spend an hour getting ready to go on a date and it doesn’t cooperate. You spend 5 minutes getting ready to run to the food store and it looks flawless. You can’t win. But here are a few items I have personally tried and tested that make my hair routine just a bit more manageable!   1.) Healthy hair starts from the inside out: Vibrance Vitamins for Hair Growth – [ $39.95 via Eu Natural ] // Save 15% off your order with code EUN15OFF 2.) For perfectly messy mermaid waves: Not Your Mothers Beach Babe Texturizing Sea Salt Spray – [ $5.99 at DrugStore.com ] 3.) For brushing out your sexy tasseled, yet tangled beach babe waves: The Wet Brush – [ $9.99 ] 4.) Tie

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