Monday, December 30, 2013

27 New Year's Eve Makeup Ideas

New Year's Eve Makeup Ideas

I probably will just end up at home snuggled under the covers for New Year's Eve, but it never hurts to be prepared for that last-minute urge to get out. I browsed Pinterest for makeup ideas, and thought I'd share some of the best I came across...

Friday, December 27, 2013

My $0.99 Remedy For Dry Lips

Box of baking soda
There are certain beauty products that you can save alot of money on, and one of them is lip exfoliator. Why pay $15+ to cure those dry lips when you can have a natural remedy for 99 cents?

Just put some baking soda on your toothbrush, add a drop or two of water, and gently scrub your lips. Voila!

Here are more beauty and health uses of baking soda that you may not know about.

Here's another easy remedy for dry lips from Kara's Glamour Blog...

Monday, December 23, 2013

The Only Stocking Stuffer A Mature Woman Needs

Steamcream holiday design

I say "mature" because I refuse to say, "old". I believe that I am not old although I am closer to 40 than I am 20.

So what is this one and only thing that mature women need?

Friday, December 20, 2013

Looking For a Healthy Food Spot in NYC? There's An App For That

GreenHoppingNYC App Interface



Part of being beautiful on the inside is having good health, and I'm so happy that there are apps now that are helping people eat healthier and inspiring them to exercise more.

If you live in the New York City area or will be visiting anytime soon, check out the GreenHoppingNYC app designed for health conscious eaters to track organic and non-organic "green juice" bars and stores. Each location is categorized based on whether they offer bottled or freshly-pressed juices, smoothies, vegan, raw and gluten-free food options.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Add Some Sparkle to the Holiday Blues

Holiday Jewelry

High necklines and bulky sweaters shout out for a little sparkle to break those seasonal blues. This winter the runway is all about bold jewelry that makes a statement. So, how can you incorporate the latest trends and bring some sparkle to the holidays while adding a little passion to those cold winter nights?

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

7 Beauty Rules to Live By {Infographic}


I don't normally like to impose rules on anybody, but when it comes to beauty there are some rules that certainly should be followed. In this edition of Bite-Sized Beauty Tips, we get 7 tips that I will stand by...

Friday, December 13, 2013

What I Like Right Now: Mop Basil Mint Shampoo

Mop Basil Mint Clean Shampoo
If you have normal to oily hair and need a shampoo that will give it a good cleaning and feeling refreshed, I highly recommend Mop Basil Mint Shampoo. The minty scent makes me stay in the shower a little longer because I just want to keep massaging my head and take in all its minty-ness.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Becoming Your Truest Self


The quote above is from a newspaper in the Philippines, but I forgot to write down who said it. Either way, it's a great statement and something I can certainly relate to.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Holiday Gift Guide: Beauty and Fashion Gifts Under $50


The holidays are for enjoying festive times with family and friends, not for fretting over the idea of having to buy pricey gifts. If you're on a budget this year, here are a few gift suggestions that won't break the bank...

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Cozy and Comfortable Rainy Day Outfit


Whoever wrote that song "It Never Rains in Southern California" obviously has never lived here :) When it's pouring outside, you won't find me in a glamorous outfit. Whether I'm inside snuggled up on the couch or making a trip to the grocery store, I want to be as warm and comfortable as possible. My ideal outfit would be leggings, a Boston Celtics sweatshirt, leg warmers, and cozy slippers. Of course, the day wouldn't be complete without a yummy cup of cocoa and leisure reading like "Catching Fire".

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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Winter Hair Care Tips From the Experts

Winter hair care tips

Winter is fast approaching, and that means it's time to give our hair a little more TLC and protect it from the harsh weather changes. I've scoured Twitter and Facebook for winter hair care tips to share with you...

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Cyber Monday Sale: 40% Off Handcrafted Beaded Jewelry



I don't know about you, but there's nothing like receiving a gift that nobody else in the world has. If you want to give that special someone a unique piece of jewelry, I invite you check out my Etsy shop.

You'll find pieces made from semi-precious gemstones and quality materials at very affordable prices, and with 40% off for Cyber Monday, you're getting the ultimate bargain!

Use promo code "PRETTY40" at checkout, plus you always get free shipping ($2 for international buyers). Offer ends 12/3/2013.

Shop Now: www.salondemaria.etsy.com