We know that our Beauty in the Bag readers have a lot on their plates: from juggling coursework to managing children to leading meetings. Who has time to sit in front of a mirror every morning to pretty their face? Luckily, there are plenty of cosmetic solutions that match your busy lifestyle. Here, we choose a few of our favorite time-saving beauty products.
Before you even start your makeup routine, set up an area on your vanity or bathroom counter to lay out your makeup and tools. This way, when it’s time to put your face on, you won’t have to rummage around in an over
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Becoming addicted to Brazilian Keratin Straightening (the best thing to happen to hair since the flat iron) a few years ago has truly put a crimp in my luxury haircare selection. Restricting myself to “sulfate-free” takes on new meaning when I spend $600 every 3 months to keep my formerly frizzy hair in great condition – and my stylist Ricardo threatens that if I use the wrong stuff, the tufts and split ends will come back even sooner.
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Years ago, when I was a single mom and too poor to buy a traditional hot oil hair treatment, I warmed some olive oil in a saucepan and poured it over my head. Olive oil has been used for thousands of years for a variety of purposes. Ancient Greeks not only cooked with it, they knew of its healing and beautifying properties.
To make the oil – called nature’s gold – olives are gathered and cleaned, then washed to remove pesticides and ground into paste. The paste is heated and the oil is separated from the water in a centrifuge and stored for use in cooking or commercial products. Here’s a roundup of beauty items made with this all-natural product.
Cleopatra is just one of many gorgeous women throughout the ages who knew about the benefits of honey. The natural healing agents found in honey contain a variety of enzymes and antioxidants that form an antiseptic barrier, protecting your skin. Antibacterial agents help ward off toxins that can cause the skin to age prematurely. And it’s good for acne, too. Because honey allows the skin to regenerate soft and supple new layers, it’s used in cleansers, creams, shampoos, shower gels and other beauty products.
We’ve done some research and found some nifty items that will let you show the world your sweet side.
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