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Summer Book Roundup: The Best Books for Your Summer Getaway

I love to read. As a child, I was the quiet kid with her head down in a book at the dinner table and I'm secretly hoping my son will end up that way too.  I try to read every night before bed, lately it's been averaging a book a week. Hand me a glass of wine and something to read and I'm a happy girl! It also happens to be  National Book Lover's Day.  What better time is there to share some of my recent highlights from my reading list? Enjoy!     I first came across Woman No 17 as a recommendation both by a friend and as the famous LA book store Book Soup - pick of the month. I'm...

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Summer Style Guide: It's All About Hoop Earrings!

Summer's heat is in full force, and I don't know about you but I pretty much only wear skirt and dresses in the summer. These often come with off the shoulder looks, or lower necklines. To make the most of it, I reach for hoop earrings. They pair best with exposed skin on hot summer days. Here are some of my bestsellers that I reach for on the regular! When I go for a heavily patterned colorful dress, I like to go neutral with the color of accessories, in this case pearls. They really do go with everything! Maxence Pearl Hoop Earrings  Maxence Pearl Hoops    Sometimes you want color and my Laurie hoop earrings come in shades of blue, pink,...

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Pink Hair Don't Care: How I Keep My Pink Hair Healthy and Vibrant

  Pastel pink hair using Overtone Brown, Blonde, Blackish, Red, Orange, Pink, Raspberry, Lavender... I've always played with my hair color.  It started in high school when my friend and I were experimenting with a home kit in her bathroom. She had decided I would look good as a coppery red head so we tried it out and this started my love affair with changing my hair. Coloring your hair color can be drying and damaging so I always make sure to use sulfate free products, wash infrequently, use dry shampoo and apply dry oil as a leave in treatment, and use a deep conditioner weekly.  I was thrilled when I found Overtone, a color depositing conditioner that can enhance...

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Freshen up your smile with Smile Brilliant!

I've never had especially white teeth. Not sure why that is exactly, except that I like everything that's bad for my teeth: coffee, tea, wine etc so I'm sure that doesn't help. I'm a "but coffee first" person every morning followed by green or herbal tea in the afternoon. When the evening rolls around, I enjoy a glass of wine (usually white) or tequila with lime. None of these habits are great for keeping your teeth looking their best. Wine and other spirits are acidic and can make the teeth more porous which can lead to staining. I try little tricks here and there, like making sure to swish with water after drinking dark liquids and not letting them rest on my teeth...

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