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Beauty Blogs I Love Reading

As a beauty blogger, I am forever reading beauty blog posts and I have discovered amazing beauty blogs along the way. Product reviews and makeup tutorials are always interesting especially when I trust the beauty blogger and keen on the products involved. I wrote about fashion blogs I love reading the other day, and I am happy with how the blog post is doing. Good to know many people are interested in finding quality fashion blogs.

Here are some of my current beauty blogs I love reading –

 

What Emma Did

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I have been read What Emma Did for many years now, and I love the blog. The beauty category is my favourite part of the blog. What Emma Did is run by Emma, and she covers beauty and a variety of niches. I love her detailed product reviews and makeup/skincare tips. She is also a makeup artist and her makeup always good. Her blog is one of my favourite UK blogs.

You can check out What Emma Did for yourself. It is an amazing blog.

 

Forever Amber

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I have been reading Forever Amber since 2012 and I am a huge fan of her writing tone and photography skills. Forever Amber is a lifestyle blog but one of my favourite categories on the blog is the beauty section. I love her product reviews, and I like how honest she is. She is one beauty blogger I completely trust when it comes to product recommendations. Amber definitely knows her stuff when it comes to beauty blogging.

You can check out Forever Amber here for yourself and tell me what you think.

 

 

Thou Shalt Not Covet

Thou Shalt Not Covet is another beauty blog I really enjoy reading. I have read this blog for many years now and the quality content keeps me coming back. The blog name was the first thing to catch my attention. It is quite catchy and the content is amazing. I enjoy reading the beauty posts especially the fragrance features. I find them all really interesting.

You can check out Thou Shalt Not Covet here for yourself and share your thoughts with me.

 

 

 

 

 

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How to Take Care of Your Edges

Ladies with curly hair know what a struggle it is to tame our edges.

If you’re not sure what I mean by edges, they’re the baby hairs that grow along the hairline. They’re pretty sensitive. So if you’re not careful you’ll end up breaking the hair along your hairline. Due to their sensitive nature, they require a lot more tender love and care than other parts of your hair.

 

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Here are 5 easy ways you can take care of your edges and keep them healthy.

 

  1. Don’t tug on your edges

The edges are so delicate that tugging on your edges could cause them to break off easily. I know that it can be tempting to play with the baby hairs because they’re so soft. Sometimes we absent-mindedly play with the gentle curls of our edges. But you could save your edges when you try as much as possible to avoid tugging at them.

 

  1. Avoid protective styles that are too tight

Protective styles are great to help promote hair growth and protect your hair from harsh weather conditions.

But some protective styles can be a huge strain on your edges especially when they are done too tightly. Tight protective styles could break the baby hairs on your hairline.

To prevent your protective styles from putting so much strain on your edges, leave the edges out when doing your protective styles. That will help protect those edges.

 

  1. Moisturise your edges

Moisture is not only wonderful for your skin. It’s also great for your edges.

The moisture helps prevent your edges from drying out. When your edges are dry, they become brittle and break at a single touch. But regularly applying a good moisturizing cream or oils will not only strengthen your edges, it will also help promote hair growth.

When you’re moisturizing your hair it is possible to leave the edges out. So next time you’re applying moisturizer in your hair make sure that you give your edges some special treatment by deliberately applying a good hair cream or oil.

 

 

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  1. Wrap your hair at night to protect your edges

Did you know that your edges could break when your hair rubs against your pillow while you sleep? In addition to that, resting your hair on a cotton pillowcase could strip your hair off moisture. And you know what that means: dry edges = breakage.

To protect your hair as well as the baby hairs along your hairline, wrap your hair with a satin scarf or bonnet anytime you want to go to bed. The satin material will not only prevent your hair from drying out, it will also minimize friction which could break your hair.

 

  1. Avoid using heat and harsh chemicals on your hair

Applying heat directly on your hair could dry your hair out and this is bad news for your edges. Harsh chemicals have the same effect on your edges as well. Some women who subject their hair to heat or chemicals while straightening their hair, are more prone to experiencing breakage.

Try other styling methods instead of using flat irons or other tools that require heat. Also stay away from chemicals that are so harsh such that they dry out your hair super fast. Instead, stick with natural-based products that are gentle on your hair and give your hair the needed nourishment to be strong and healthy.

Quick Beauty Fixes For Busy Mums

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When you’re a busy Mum, you have so many things on your to-do list. Not only do you have to deal with all of your work-related tasks, but you also have to make sure that your kids are happy and healthy, and that you’re always there for them when they need you. Whilst you pretty much do all of this stuff in your sleep now, there are some things that you just don’t have time for, and an extensive beauty regime is one of them. However, there are some ways to keep yourself looking and feeling great (on a tight schedule) and we’ve noted them down here!

 

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Drink more water

OK, this is probably the most time-efficient tip in the beauty book for Mums, but drinking more water is actually the key to keeping yourself looking fresh, and fabulous. All you really have to do is to make sure that you’ve always got a water bottle in your hand no matter where you’re heading, and you’ll naturally up your water intake by a hell of a lot. Water helps to keep your skin clear, and it will also get rid of that dull look that we all try to avoid so much. It’s good for your body, too, so there’s basically no reason to turn down a few extra glasses of water a day. Goodbye coffee and sugary drinks!

 

Focus on eyes or lips

Let’s face it, in the morning you have no time to sit there and go through all of the different makeup options that you have, thinking about how you’re going to spend a few hours perfecting those brows. For most Mums, the reality looks a lot different: trying to put on a bit of makeup in a 10 minute window period, all whilst running around after your kids whilst they’re also getting ready. It’s not an ideal makeup situation, but it can be solved by choosing either your eyes or your lips as a focal point, rather than both. Smoky eyes can be pulled off well without the need for much more makeup, and so can red lips.

 

Get your teeth straightened

Now, it’s easier than ever to get cosmetic dental work done quickly, without even having to have braces on the front of your teeth. This is a beauty tip that will serve you well for years to come, as you can let the invisible braces do the job for you, whilst you just come to love your smile that little bit more. You can also get your teeth whitened without having to splash too much cash, and it really will make a difference to how you feel in yourself, especially if you’re self-conscious about your smile. Bright & White offer great teeth straightening services, but check out the options in your local area too.

 

So, if you’re a busy Mum looking for some quick beauty fixes, then look no further! Drinking more water, focusing on either your eyes or your lips, and getting your teeth straightened or whitened, will really have you feeling on top form, without wasting any of your time!

 

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