Bye-bye Dry Winter Skin, Hello Sexy Spring Skin

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I don’t know about you guys, but I’m getting pretty sick and tired of being pale and having the world’s driest skin. As someone who suffers from eczema in the winter months, I’m always looking for ways to rejuvenate my skin after months of the harsh weather.

With spring around the corner, I’m enjoying plenty of “me time” as I amp up my beauty routine and prep my skin for shorts and miniskirt weather. So what’s my secret?

I recently was sent some NuBotanik Skincare Body Scrub with Coffeeberry in the pear scent to try out and let me just tell you – I’m obsessed! The scrub contains a unique blend of natural active ingredients and is made with Coffeeberry, which is extracted from the whole coffee fruits, that is loaded with antioxidants and skin beneficial compounds. Whole coffee fruit has been shown to have one of the highest levels of antioxidants that our skin and body need to stay and look healthy.

I absolutely loved the smell and texture of this unique product that exfoliated, rejuvenated and nourished my skin. Fun tip: it’s supposed to help reduce the appearance of those stretchmarks and blemishes we all hate so much.

I’m so excited to keep using this product so my skin is glowing just in time for summer. What’s your skin secret?

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DIY Sugar Lip Exfoliating Scrub + Nude Lip Look

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The harsh conditions of the winter tend to leave lips chapped, making it tough to master a smooth lipstick look. The solution? Rid your lips of dead and dry skin with an exfoliating scrub. Instead of purchasing a pricey one, dabble in a little DIY and make one yourself with this easy, all-natural, homemade sugar exfoliating lip scrub.

You will need:

  • 1 tbsp brown or white sugar (I used brown sugar)
  • Enough honey/olive oil or coconut oil to make the sugar stick together (I used honey)
  • 1 small container

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Directions:

  • Mix ingredients together in a small bowl, adding honey/olive oil/coconut oil as needed
  • With fingertips, rub the mixture onto your lips in a circular motion, loosening the dead skin and let sit for 30 seconds
  • Using a damp washcloth, wipe off the mixture and apply chapstick of choice
  • Wait 5 minutes and apply your favorite lip liner and lipstick look

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For this look I used:

  • Tom Ford Lipstick in Nude Vanille
  • NYX Butter Gloss in Creme Brulee-Natural
  • Mac Lip Liner in Chicory

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Hairstyles for Day-Old Hair

When it’s the end of the week or the day after a night out, the last thing you want to do is power through an extensive beauty routine. However, you don’t want to compromise your appearance altogether. Try these quick-fix hairstyles to help you look all sorts of stylish on your sluggish day.

topknotHalf Up Top Knot: No matter the length of your hair, a half up top knot or what I like to call a ‘man-bun’ is always the answer. To get this look, divide the top of your hair from the bottom and create a small bun at the top of your crown. Secure your creation and you’re done! (via Treasuresandtravelsblog.com)

LooseBraidLoose Side Braid: Transform your bedhead into a trendy loose side braid with this quick & easy look. Start by dividing your hair into three sections, Dutch braid until you hit the end of your hair and secure. Pull out each loop to loosen the look and create a fuller vibe. (via BarefootBlonde.com)

BraidedBunBraided Bun: This sleek, up-do is both classy and comfortable. Secure your hair on top of your head and braid your pony tail into a three strand braid. Secure the end and wrap your braid around the base of your pony tail to form a bun. Secure with bobby pins and you’re all set! (via InspiredByThis.com)

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