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Quicktip: Use Foundation to Fix Makeup Mistakes

I learned this trick from a fabulous makeup artist at Sephora one day. If you make a mistake when applying makeup, (especially around the eyes), don’t use a tissue or makeup sponge to try to fix the problem. This will usually mess up the concealer and foundation as well and then you’ll be sitting there trying to patch everything up. Instead, take a cotton swab and dip it in your foundation and use that to dab over your runny mascara, or lipstick then just blend with your fingers and done! Neat , right?

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Quick Tip: Clean Your Shower While You’re In It

I have one of these in my shower. It’s filled ¼ with castile soap, a capful of hydrogen peroxide and the rest water. When I’m done with my shower, before I turn the water off, I scrub down the walls and faucets  really quick before letting the rest of the shower water wash the suds away. By the time I clean the shower on the weekend, there’s not much to do!

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Quick tip: Find an Earth Day Event Near You

April 22, 2015 is Earth Day, so if you're looking for events to participate in then checkout the Free People Blog. They have listings of events happening all over the country. And if you happen to be an international SB reader. go to Earth Day.org to find out what's happening around the world. Have to work? Can't get out to any events? Then you can participate online at Billion Acts of Green.

Happy Earth Day!

 

 

 

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Quick Tip: Save Money with a Foaming Pump Dispenser

You can save the environment and save money with a foaming pump dispenser. I have been using one of these* for a couple of months now and I’m still not out of soap yet. It’s a great way to save money on things like hand soap and dishwashing soap. I use this one with my castile soap. I poured about 1/8 cup of soap into the dispenser and added about 1.5 cups of water. The head dispenses foam instead of liquid which saves money! Continue reading

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Quick Tip: 5 Minute DIY Upcycled Pet Bed

I came up with this 5 minute diy upcycled pet bed because I refuse to pay a lot of money on pet supplies or toys. Not only do my 2 cats tear them up. THEY DON’T CARE. They would be just as happy playing with the box that something came in that the toy itself.So here’s what happened when I went I found a basket at a garage sale for $1 and paired it with an IKEA “TOFTBO” bathmat. Continue reading

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Quick Tip: Stand Up Every Hour for Better Health

A few years back a medical study revealed that sitting down all day at work, or otherwise, is literally killing us. It makes no difference if you exercise either. Hours bent over your computer are having serious effects on your spine, your legs, even your digestive system. I have an app on my iPhone called Chime, that I set to ping softly at the top of every hour. signaling me to stand up, even if I can’t leave the work area. My other trick is drinking LOTS of water. That way, I’ll usually have to get up and go to the bathroom. Below is a visual example of how sitting all day is hurting us. Continue reading

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Quick Tip: Real Vitamin Water

When I heard that Vitamin Water didn’t…well..have much of any vitamins in it and that the public had been duped, honestly, I wasn’t surprised. It’s made by Coca-Cola. (And yes, Dasani, I’m throwing a side-eye at you too ). So I was pleasantly surprised when Scarlett Rocourt of WonderCurl joined the SB Facebook Group and shared her healthy version that she says makes her feel great. (And look great too! Have you SEEN Scarlett?) So for today’s quick tip, I thought I’d share her Real Vitamin Water recipe. Continue reading

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Quick Tip: Drink Warm Lemon Water for Better Health

There are a TON of benefits to drinking warm water and lemon first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. It aids in digestion, helps boost your immune and lymphatic systems, freshens your breath, helps clear your complexion and even aids in weight loss by tricking your tummy into thinking there’s something in there already. There’s only 3 rules: Continue reading