July Spotlight – Olive Oil Hair Care

Ask anyone and they will tell you that I love my curly, red hair. I didn’t used to. As a little girl growing up, I wanted the stick straight, long plaits that all the other girls had. Now as an adult, I love my curls and I appreciate that I am a rare breed. Since only about 2% of the world’s population has red hair, I want to do everything I can to protect my ginger locks.

Even if you’re not a redhead, you should be protecting that lovely hair! So for this month’s spotlight, I am turning to my kitchen for a little extra TLC.

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July Fashion Callenge: Maxi Dresses for the Petite Woman

The maxi dress has been in the fashion circuit for so long that it is as classic as the denim jean or leather bomber jacket. These dresses are in it for the duration and all you fashionistas know it. As a girly, dress wearing, style loving fiend, I decided it was time to find the maxi dress that was meant for me!

As I began my search, I realized just how short I am. At 5’2, every dress was swimming on me. It reminded me of the days as a child when I would raid my mom’s closet and try on her clothes.

So what do you do when the maxi dress is taller than you?

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The Fashion and Festivites of the 4th

Independence Day. The birthday of our great nation. This is a time of celebration. As proud citizens, we break out the grills, crack open the beers, and party like it’s 1776. All I ask of you is that you celebrate in style please!
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The Top 10 Essentials for Beach Days!

June 21st has come and gone and it is now officially summer!

Since I plan on hitting the sand at least once this season, I thought I’d share my top 10 beach accessory essentials with all of you lovely people!

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June Fashion Challenge – Embracing the Wild Side

This summer’s hottest trend has gone tribal. It’s all about the vivid, bold prints and patterns. Everywhere I look, I’m seeing exotic and playful styles. I was determined to jump on this fashion bandwagon, so I got my shopping on for this month’s challenge.

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(photo courtesy: Julie Bees)

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Age Appropriate Animal Print

This is the summer of the large, bold print. The designs I am seeing the most, are of course, animal prints. Animal print has been in fashion for decades; I mean who can say no to a great leopard spot or zebra stripe? When it comes to wearing wildlife though, there are a few dos and don’ts to keep in mind.

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May Spotlight – Nautical

It’s that time of year again! Stripes and ropes and anchors galore!!

Break out your boating shoes and your white capris because the Nautical theme is back in a big way. Let’s be honest, the stripes and anchors have been around for a long time. So how are designers redefining this seaworthy style?

I headed to the local mall and found some must have designs that answer that very question!

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May Fashion Challenge – Waste Not, Want Not

I’ve always been a firm believer in getting the most out of everything. Even my makeup. When I reach the bottom of my lipstick tube, I find myself a makeup wand and scrape out the last bit of color. My eyeshadow no longer makes me shimmer? I create some new nail polishes.

I try to be green and have almost carbon-free footprints. After scouring the interwebs, I found 3 more great ways to get crafty with my leftover makeups! Here is what I learned…

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