Yes, Valentine’s Day has come and gone but love is still in the air. I have to admit that Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite times of the year. Love is such a power thing when expressed in the right way. Love can be shown and exemplified in such creative ways and that’s what makes it so amazing. When you love what you do, or you love everything about life it will show in more ways the one. READ MORE

Aspirin is a form of salicylic acid; the same ingredient in acne fighting face and body products. So in case you’re wondering why there is aspirin in this mask, there is your answer. Salicylic acid is useful in fighting dandruff and acne because it has been proven to unclog pores of dead skin, exfoliate and soften thick scaly skin (which is great for dandruff), and soothe painful acne. When paired with activated charcoal which is like a super absorbing, crazy magnet-type sponge that soaks up toxins and removes dry patches, you’ve got yourself a pretty amazing at-home face mask and scalp treatment. READ MORE

In the creative world of makeup, people tend to stay inside a box. Many find that it’s “safter” there. One thing I realized is that makeup has no rules. With this red smokey eyeshadow and pink lipstick look we just went for it and donned Priscilla’s eyes in red and finished her lips off with a pastel, opaque pink lip. With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, this would be a great look for a night out on the town. READ MORE

Mixing high and low is a skill that applies not only to your wardrobe, but to your skincare as well. Once you find the right products, investing in skincare can be affordable with the right balance.

“I’m a Texas girl, from Dallas, more specifically. I grew up in a very accepting environment; outside of my home and inside my home my parents and sister always let me know that I was loved no matter how oddball-ish people thought I was. But you know how it gets once you get to junior high, and you start noticing who’s popular, who’s cool, and how others perceive you. You know how it is. I always had great friends who, along with me, weren’t cool and popular and we loved each other for who we were. Still do! But as someone who was often the only black person in her class, who’s parents never (ever!) bought me the clothes that everyone else was wearing, who was accused by peers of “trying to be white”, I wanted to fit in so frickin’ hard. And no matter how much I tried, it never worked. It just made me stick out more, and not in a good way. So I gave up. And it was the best decision I ever made. READ MORE

We’ve touched on a lot of things itchy, dry skin and eczema related. Between lotions and bath soaks and body washes, there are a few things at your disposal that can help to calm your skin including easy home remedies. If you are a lover of all things do it yourself, you may want to try making this oatmeal, rosewater and aloe eczema mask. It sounds so complicated, but it’s so easy you could do it in your sleep. READ MORE

Dry, ashy feet. Let us all just go ahead and admit right now that they are not the business. If you're currently not serving up business, check out these fast and effective foot creams to get your feet game back on lock.

Eczema and psoriasis often flare up in the winter due to the dry air. Less humidity in the hair means less moisture getting to your skin throughout the day which can cause your skin to flare. You can also develop eczema as an adult and the onset is often usually during a season when the humidity levels are low. The flare up is caused by the low ceramides levels of your skin. READ MORE





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