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Sock Bun = Fast Beautiful Curls!sockbunmain

If you are a lady on the go with no time to spare for making those long locks turn heads, you HAVE TO try this.  This simple little hair trick will knock your socks off and have you singing our praises from this day forth!

From One Hot Mess To Another, we are going to show you how give those long locks some body with no fuss, no heat, and no time.  All you need is a sock and a good nights rest!

Sock Bun. Yup, you heard me right. We stumbled across this trick on Pinterest, and we decided to give it a try. The results are in, and the Sock bun gets 5 stars!

Remember, we test this stuff out before we even pass it along to you, so rest assured you won’t be wasting your time on another “let down” beauty tip. You really can curl your hair in your sleep with a sock.  If you have ever ran out of the door in a sweat, with two left sandals on, (yes I have done that before), desperately trying to throw yourself together in hopes that you don’t look like a mess, then this is for you.

I was on Pinterest a while back and spotted this post about the sock bun which links you to the video we have included below. I have to admit, I was very skeptical at first. Basically they were saying that you could wrap your hair in a sock overnight and wake up with beautiful curls.  I’m still in awe of the simplicity because it is so easy, not damaging to your hair, and takes NO time.  Here is how it works.

 1) Cut the toe of a sock off

 2) Put your hair in a ponytail with any ponytail holder. I put mine on the top of my head when my hair is slightly damp, or you can spray just the ponytail and slightly dampen the ponytail if you don’t want the rest of your hair wet.

 3) Now, take what is left of the sock (looks like a long hollow tube), and scrunch up the sock so that it looks like a donut with a hole in the middle.

 4) Now take the sock and pull the ponytail through the sock and begin rolling the sock down so your hair is being fed through the hole. Now, roll the hair filled sock into a bun on your head. Just curling around the base of the ponytail until its in place.

 5) When you are finished rolling the hair filled sock around your ponytail base, you should have a bun on top of your head.  (Still with us?)

 6) Finally, there is no need to secure it with anything else.  The sock bun will stay put perfectly just the way it is.  Now go to sleep and dream about how beautiful your hair will be when you awake!  In the morning remove the bun and TA-DA!!!  You now have a head full of soft gorgeous curls!

 

Here is the full video tutorial if you need a hand.

SOCK IT TO ME!


From One Hot Mess To Another, you are welcome!

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HotMess

“Are you ready for the summer?? Are you ready for the good times???” ~Meatballs

Are you as shocked as we are!?! Summer is just around the corner and all of those things we said we were going to check off our list by the start of summer are starting to creep up on us.

From One Hot Mess To Another, we’re going to show you how to get that Summer Shimmer with minimal effort!

Here’s Our Summer Shimmer Essential Guide to get you off to a great glowing start!

 

If you can’t TONE it, TAN it!

Remember, a perfect tan is great, but those tanning beds are oh so over! 1995 called and they want their goggles back! No more raccoon eyes here ladies!

Today, its all about protection and glow! Now, there are many options for getting that sunless hint of color, but for the most natural and effortless results opt for an Airbrush Tanning Session from a professional studio or salon.  When you have someone actually apply the tan via airbrush you’ll get the most natural and even tan you can get without hitting the beach!

"Airbrush Tanning is the most natural way to achieve that summer glow without getting the streaky or "oompa-loompa" look that those self tanners or Mystic Booths can leave you with. You'll get a golden look without the risks of skin cancer often associated with overexposure from the sun or from a tanning beds.", advises Camille Armstrong of Better Bronze Custom Airbrush Tanning in Austin, Texas. 

In a hurry and you just don’t have the time for an airbrush session? Then you need to meet your new best friend, Kate Sommerville! Kate owns of LA’s top day spa destinations for all things glowing and radiant.  Kate has an amazing skin care line which includes our go to tanning fix when we are in a bind. Her 360 Tanning Towelettes are part of her signature skin care line which are available at various high end department stores such as Nordstrom's & Neimans, Kate Sommerville online, or at Sephora stores nationwide.

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Add a little Shimmer Baby! Shimmer!

Summer is all about the Shimmer! Check out Lorac Tantilizer for a light all over shimmer. 

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Apply just a touch to get an extra glowing boost, but dont over do it ladies. We don't want you looking like Magda!

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Ok, enough with the Tan-tastical tips! On to that Kisser of yours!

 

 

Watch Out Angelina. We've got YSL too!

YSL Golden Gloss #10 - Write it Down, Take A Picture..Just Get it! You'll thank us later! 

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Make Those Eyes Pop!

Long Nights, Early Morning, Allergies, & Life in General can have our eyes looking less than fabulous! So, our go to fix for tired eyes a great eye cream and a good eye drop! Or the "1-2 Punch" as we like to call it!

 

Naphcon A - Eye Drops

Get some relief from those red, tired, and itchy eyes with an over the counter secret to the best makeup artists in the biz. For around $10 at your local pharmacy, you can purchase these wonder drops, and you'll be back in biz in no time!

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Part 2 of the Eye Poppin Magic Formula, is a dab of YONKA Phyto Contour Cream. Want to get rid of that Puffiness in an instant? Relief is here! Save a few $$ by purchasing your YONKA products on Amazon. We are huge fans of the entire YONKA line. If you have the time and the means we highly recommend you invest in this French line of skincare.

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Fight The Frizz!

Want that "I live in SoCo no humidity climate type of hair?" Well, look no further than to Oribe's Impermeable Anti-Humidity Spray. This works wonders for daily use or if you just need a little boost for those rather sultry summer nights out. Watch out, one spray and you'll be an addict too! 

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Last, but not least... How are those Pearly Whites Looking? 

One to many trips to Starbucks and your smile can go downhill fast. Give your mouth a boost with a little whitening action. For a quick fix without having to make any dentist appointments try GO Smile! Quick, Easy, Painless and you'll be back to "close up" ready status in hours!

 

Whew! That should be a good start to get you glowing and fabulous for the kickoff of Summer! Stay tuned for next week when we'll share some Summer Essential Pieces You'll need to Kick Up that wardrobe! 

 

From One Hot Mess To Another!

~Catherine

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At Home Facials

I am on a new kick with this thing called a BUDGET.  Yes, it sucks, but it’s a part of my life.  In my new budget life I am trying to cut out some expenses and try “do it yourself” things…  For example the last 2 months I have given myself my own manicure.  It doesn’t look near as good but I’m saving at least $60 a month by doing it, so why not!  I still let the professionals do my feet because let’s face it pedicures just feel good!  Well ,I have also found little secrets to giving my own at home facials.  I was reading Women’s Day (wow, I just sounded like my mom there) about giving home facials and here are some helpful tips to do just that.


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(Photo:istock)

 


For Oil- and Blemish-Prone Skin

Lift & Tighten: Combine 2 Tbsp plain yogurt with 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice (the juice of one lemon) and apply to your cleansed face and neck.  Let it dry for 20 to 30 minutes.  You’ll feel the mask tighten on your face and neck, which creates a lifting and firming effect.  Leave it on longer (up to one hour) for even more face-lifting effects.  Once done, rinse with warm water followed by a cool rinse.  This mask can be done two to three times a week or whenever you need a face lift.  “This instant face-lifting mask helps fade age-spots, acne scars and even helps keep blemishes and acne in check.  It also gets rid of uneven-looking skin tone,” says Macan-Graves.

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(Photo:Womens Day)

 


For Dry Skin

Soothe: Combine 2 Tbsp honey with 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar or lemon juice.  Apply to your clean face and leave on for 20 minutes.  Rinse with warm water followed by a cool rinse.  This can be done three times a week. “This mask heals, moisturizes and balances the pH of the skin,” says Macan-Graves. “Honey is a humectant and natural antibiotic that heals and moisturizes.  Apple cider vinegar helps balance the pH of skin and soothes damaged skin.”

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(Photo:Womens Day)

 


If you happen to try it, let me know how it turns out!

From One Hot Mess To Another,

Whitney

Have you Lost that Glow? Here are the 10 Best Foods To Get Your Skin Back In Shape!skinfoods_0

It really is true…you are what you eat! By now, I’m pretty sure everyone here has heard of the book “Eat This Not That.” Well, if you are a lucky lady like me, your boyfriend (now EX) gave it to you for Valentine’s Day…Yes, he did.  (also reason 892 that he is now my EX.)

Where was I? Oh yes, the book actually has some great healthy tips that I like referring to when I am eating out.

Here are my take-aways to pass along to you:

Eating the right vegetables, nuts, seeds, oils, fish, teas, and chocolates can shield your skin from the ravages of the environment, time, and even cancer. To address just about every skin woe, from wrinkles, to acne, to dryness, here are the 10 best foods that I’ve learned WOMEN can eat for healthy skin.

1. Almonds -

Healthy Skin Boost: Sun Blocker

Almonds are stuffed with Vitamin E which helps protect you against sun damage

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2. Flaxseeds -

Healthy Skin Boost: Wrinkle Fighter

These little seeds deliver a whole lotta omega-3 fatty acids, which erase spots and iron out fine lines.

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3. Cooked Tomatoes -

Skin Boost: Sun Blocker

Lycopene, the phytochemical that makes tomatoes red, helps eliminate skin-aging free radicals caused by ultraviolet rays.  I have no idea what any of that means but Hey, I’ll eat ‘em…

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4. Sweet Potatoes -

Skin Boost: Wrinkle Fighter

They're loaded with vitamin C, which smoothes out wrinkles by stimulating the production of collagen. (Oprah even loves them…click here to watch the video in Daily LOL)

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5. Spinach

Healthy Skin Boost: Cancer Defense Mechanism

The folate in these veggies, which helps maintain and repair DNA, may reduce the likelihood of cancer-cell growth.

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6. Safflower Oil

Healthy Skin Boost: Natural Moisturizer

The omega-6 fatty acids found in safflower oil can be the ultimate moisturizer for people who suffer from dry, flaky, or itchy skin.

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7. Canned Tuna

Healthy Skin Boost: Skin Tightener

Hallelujah! Finally, my favorite deli sandwich has a little secret:  Selenium. This nutrient helps preserve elastin, a protein that keeps your skin smooth and tight.

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8. Carrots

Healthy Skin Boost: Blemish Blaster

Think of carrots as orange wonder wands - good for the eyeballs, and good for clearing up breakouts. No magic here, though, just plenty of Vitamin A.

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9. Green Tea

Healthy Skin Boost: Cancer Defender

Green tea releases catechin, an antioxidant with proven anti-inflammatory and anticancer properties. Research found that drinking 2 to 6 cups a day not only helps prevent skin cancer but might also reverse the effects of sun damage by neutralizing the changes that appear in sun-exposed skin. (The tea's antioxidants degrade as it cools, so drink it while it's hot).

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10. Dark Chocolate

Healthy Skin Boost: Sun Blocker

We saved the best for last… the antioxidants in dark chocolate reduce roughness in the skin and provide sun protection.

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Here’s to healthy skin!

~Whitney

 

10 Unexpected Uses for Good Ol' Household Items

I was reading Elle on the plane the other day and I got some clever tips for using plain-jane items for a completely different purpose. Here are 10 unexpected uses for good 'ol household items that we all have :

1. Unused Stockings - Create a chic shrug by taking a pair of tights or stockings and cutting off the feet (or use a pair of footless tights to save a step). Place arms where legs would normally go and—voila!—you've created a sleek spring alternative to a shawl or cardigan. Take it a step further by cutting slashes into the fabric, à la Monique Lhuillier's ballerina-inspired fall 2009 collection.

Unused-Stockings

Photo: Imaxtree

2. The Eyebrow Brush - Stuck without a lint-remover? Use this handy makeup tool to remove unwanted fuzz from your shirt. 

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Photo: Courtesy of Sephora

3. Dryer Sheets - No time for a shampoo? Rub a dryer sheet on your hair to tame flyaways and make your hair smell shower fresh. 

Dryer-Sheets

Photo: Courtesy of amazon.com

4. Shimmer Eye Shadow - Between visits to your colorist touch up dark roots by spraying a light hairspray onto them and—depending on what hue your highlights are—brushing a shimmering gold or brown eye shadow over the top. 

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Photo: Courtesy of Nordstrom

5. Toothpaste - Have yellow nails? Scrub them with toothpaste to remove stains and add shine. You can also add a few drops of lemon juice for extra whitening; it's a natural bleaching agent. 

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Photo: Courtesy of amazon.com

6. Facial Toner - Did you make a mistake applying your self-tanner? An alcohol-infused astringent or toner can help fix splotches and streaks. 

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Photo: Courtesy of Walgreens

7. Nail Polish - Secure buttons by applying a thin layer of polish to the center to keep thread from coming loose. Coating the bottom of your shaving-cream can with lacquer can also prevent rust stains from forming on your squeaky-clean bathtub. 

Nail-Polish

Photo: Courtesy of amazon.com

8. Flat Iron - A hair straightener works great for ironing between buttons on your shirt, where a regular iron doesn't fit. You can also use it for minor wrinkles on your blouse when you're in a hurry. 

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Photo: Courtesy of ghd

9. Petroleum Jelly - Help avoid blisters from those stylish-yet-painful stilettos by coating problem spots with petroleum jelly before slipping shoes on. Also: Neaten a nail job by dabbing on skin around your cuticles pre-polish. This way, if you make a mistake, the polish is easily wiped away. 

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Photo: Courtesy of amazon.com

10. Cornstarch - Detangle a knot in seconds: Rub cornstarch into stubborn knots on shoelaces, string, chain necklaces for greater grip and control. 

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Photo: Courtesy of amazon.com

From One Hot Mess To Another!

~Whitney

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