Is Winter Making Your Hands Look Like You’ve Been Playing in Flour?


Seriously, Old Man Winter has been doing a number on my skin lately.  I live in Tennessee which most of you would think that means “Hey she lives in the south, what is she belly aching about?”  Yeah, that’s what I thought too when I moved here from Washington, D.C.

Now as one who loves sharing all of my crazy nail art and at-home manis, having dry, crusty nails is something I don’t want and it’s sure as heck something none of you want to see.  For me my skin regimen changes drastically once the temps start to drop below 45-50.  During this time the heat is on full blast and that just means forced hot air is sucking up every bit of moisture that I might have had to begin with.  Now if you’re fortunate enough to live in a climate where you’ll pretty much get all 4 seasons in a week, you have to pay even more attention to how you deal with your skin.  Julep was awesome enough to send me this awesome infographic for tips on how to winterize your nails: [Read more…]

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How and when to use hair gloss – Madison Reed

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Next week I’ll be tackling these stubborn greys when I dye Sybil using my Madison Reed hair coloring kit.  Today I’ll be sharing how and when to use hair gloss which is something that is often overlooked when we are trying to maintain our color.

At some point, every great beauty secret becomes common knowledge. It begins with a few people who suddenly gain a radiant glow overnight. Friends compliment… and then ask how they did it. More people try the beauty secret and get the same reaction. Rinse and repeat. Until we don’t remember how we ever did without it.

Madison Reed Hair Gloss

Hair gloss is the beauty secret that people are discovering now. Also known as semi-permanent color, hair gloss actually comes in clear and tinted shades, all of which add shine and double as deep conditioning treatments. It’s incredibly easy to use, and it helps all hair types look and feel more beautiful. [Read more…]

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Julep Maven’s Valentine’s Welcome Box 50% off

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Do you love fingernail polish?  Have you become a Julep Maven yet?  You haven’t…well what are you waiting for!  Check out Julep’s latest welcome box.


It’s LOVE – Julep Maven’s Valentine Welcome Box for new subscribers includes three nail colors and a fan favorite beauty product bringing the value of the box to $58 – yours for only $12.49 (plus tax where applicable) and shipping is free. A Maven beauty box subscription is one of the best values going and as a Julep Maven subscriber, you get first access to trend setting colors and top-rated beauty products every month.

  • Julep Maven is the only customizable box of full-size, limited-run nail colors and beauty innovations. That means no surprises, no dupes or colors you don’t like. You can see what is in your box each month and have the option of swapping out colors/products you already have or don’t want.
  • Julep Maven is affordable. Every month you get more than $40 of full-size products for just $24.99 per month (tip – prepay for three months at a time and save $15).
  • Julep Mavens get 20% off all single product purchases, free shipping, early access to secret sales. If you are passionate about your polish, that adds up to some amazing savings!

Get started now! Join Maven and get 50% off and FREE Shipping on your Valentine Welcome Box with code BEMINE or get your Welcome Box FREE when you pre-pay for your first three months and use the code BEMINEFREE. Either way, you are going to LOVE being a Maven.

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Give Your Holidays a Kick with these Spodee Wine Recipes!

Spodee Wine Red Holiday

Spodoee Wine is advertised as a “Wine with a Kick”. But it’s actually more like a, “Kick in the Butt!” I made the mistake the first time and sipped a little too fast.  Let’s just say I slept like a baby that night…LOL

Nothing bring families together more than the holidays!  And we all could use a bit of holiday spirit(s) to help keep us sane during this time of year.  Am I right…or am I right?!?!  Most of us right now are experiencing cold temps and these cocktails will definitely keep you warm and fuzzy!  Heck they probably even make the life of the party or they may lead to very embarrassing pictures spread all over the interwebs so remember to drink responsibly.  I’ve gathered a few great Spodee Winter Warmers to help you all get into the holiday mood. [Read more…]

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