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How to Make the Perfect Winter Body Butter

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By Alexa Santory   A DIY Body Butter for Everybody and Every Body During these frigid winter months, it can sometimes feel like no amount of lotion will ever be enough. Let us put you on to something a little thicker and a whole lot more natural that’s make you throw out that store bought lotion immediately. And since it’s the holidays, we’re adding a little Christmas twist that you and everyone you gift this to will love!   Why body butter? Simple! It’s rich in texture, so it offers more intense moisture. Plus, all of the ingredients in this recipe...

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How Essential Oils Improve Your Health

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By Alexa Santory   If I told you there was a way to alleviate issues like stress, indigestion, poor focus, acne, and even bad moods, that doesn’t require going to a doctor, would you believe me? Well, you should! There’s a natural remedy for just about everything. This week in Beauty School it's all about essential oils and what they do for our minds, bodies, and spaces. By the end of this week, we’re all going to be essential oil experts who will know everything from which oils will help us destress to which ones can be used as deodorant. Tell your...

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DIY Detox for Combination Skin | #MyBelleBarRitual

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  Meet Ari Role: Creative Director AssistantFav Quote: "Boy bye." Skintype: CombinationBiggest Skin Issues: Remembering to wash my face at nightHair type: High density, low porosity, type 4Biggest Hair Issues: Dryness! Maintaining moisture throughout the week is something I'm working to perfect.    I have combination skin and very few breakouts--usually just around that time of the month. I do a face mask 1-2 times per week to make sure everything stays under control. It really helps maintain my skin and prevent future issues, plus I've seen a huge improvement in the texture and overall look of my skin.  Bollywood has been one...

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Top 4 Protective Styles for Fall

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By Alexa Santory   Sleep is honestly and truly an amazing thing. You know what’s not amazing? Waking up with a head full of a dry, frizzy hair after sleeping on it. And what’s the deal with hair drying out super fast when you leave it loose? The cold air really took the moisture outta there too, huh? Is there no justice in the world?! Considering the complexity of curly hair and all the stuff it needs to stay curly, it’s no wonder we need to keep it safe in order to keep it moisturized. Say bye to dry and...

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How to REALLY Retain Length

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By Alexa Santory Length Retention 101 One of the most pressing matters most people face when growing out their hair is retaining length. Hair, unfortunately, doesn't grow overnight. Who knew!? In a time when gratification and obvious results must be instant, trying natural methods to grow out our hair makes us impatient. There are tricks to help your hair grow a bit faster and a whole lot healthier. Take these steps to improve your length retention:  Stop using shampoos and conditioners with sulfates. Hair needs moisture, and sulfates work really hard to suck moisture out of the hair. Honestly, if you...

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