BeautyHair Care Tips for Damaged Hair

I am always looking for new ways to properly take care of my hair. I have gone through so many different kinds of product trying to find the perfect one. After a lot of time and money, I am happy to share what I have discovered with you. From the best affordable products to natural hair care tips, this blog will be sure to heal your roots and leave your hair looking sleek and classic. We all have damaged hair, so here are some ways to heal your lovely locks. 
This seems almost too obvious, but many people never brush their hair. When you brush your hair from the roots to the ends, this spreads the natural oils in your hair and moisturizes your scalp
Vitamins are a great way to attain healthy and beautiful hair. The vitamins that promote healthy hair are Vitamin A, C, E, B12, B6, and Fish Oil pills. 

This product is amazing and costs under $5. This is a light cream that leaves your hair smelling great. I love this cream so much because it doesn’t leave my hair oily.

This is a wonderful serum that protects your hair from damage. I like to put this on before I use any kind of heat on my hair. This has actually made my hair grow a little easier. Be careful not to use too much or else it will get greasy. 

This is a special, deep conditioner that stimulates the scalp and revitalizes your hair. I love this conditioner because it smells so good and works really well. I use this 34 times a week to get the best results. 
This is a hydrating microcrystalline treatment mask Highly enriched with karit butter to moisturize and restructure your hair. The price somes in at just under $20, but it is so worth it and lasts a long time. 

The biggest thing to keep in mind is that you are what you eat. If you eat healthy and workout, you will not only have a healthy body but also healthy hair! Do you have any tips or tricks you have discovered for helping out damaged hair? Leave a comment and let us know!

CelebrityBetty White Turns 90: The Queen of Entertainment


Ninety years ago today a wonderful lady was born named Betty Marion White. Miss White is truly a relic of a time that has passed.  She has been in the entertainment business since 1939 and has been keeping her career strong with her current hit show, Hot In Cleveland. There is something about Betty’s charisma that is encapsulating, making you want to reach out and give her a hug. Whenever anyone asks Betty why she won’t retire, she replies, “Why should I quit when I’m having such a good time?” 
Betty White began her career modeling after gradating high school and then joined the American Women’s Voluntary Services during World War II. After working with a variety of radio shows, she finally landed her own, The Betty White Show.  The next milestone in her career was her role as Sue Ann Nivens in The Mary Tyler Moore Show. Her next major career highlight was her role as Rose Nylund in The Golden Girls. I am probably the biggest Golden Girls fan I know and it is all because of Betty.

Betty White’s career has spanned over seven decades and counting, and now her life is eclipsing nine. She has won seven Emmy awards, among countless others, and was included in Television’s Hall of Fame in 1955, a mere 16 years into her amazing career. I cannot wait to see what Betty White still has in store for us. Below you can see her getting some lip action for hottie Zachary Levi for her 90th birthday celebration!
Happy birthday Betty from all of us here at Lulu*s, we love you! 

General4 Cute and Easy DIY Ornaments!

Every year, as soon as Thanksgiving is over, I rush to take out my holiday decorations and begin to spread the holiday cheer. There is nothing like decorating on the weekend while listening to Bing Crosby and planning your holiday baking. Every year I make a new ornament for my tree, and it’s become one of my favorite holiday traditions. I love homemade ornaments not only because they are unique, but because they add a special feeling to each tree. I came across some pretty amazing ideas, check them out!
  • This is super easy! All you need is spare yarn, thread and clear ornament blubs. You can manipulate the yarn and string by braiding, knoting, or just bundling. Stuff it into the clear bulb, seal, and you’re done. Be sure to use different colors of yarns and string to give it that extra pop! 
  • You can take newspaper or magazine clippings to create a collage with Mod Podge on ornaments. It is a really simple and fun craft to do with family, friends, and little ones. All you do is apply a layer of Mod Podge on the ornament. Take the clippings and place them on the glue. After you let it dry, coat a layer of Mod Podge all over the ornament. Before it dries, you can sprinkle some glitter to add that extra sparkle. Or, if you love the example above, wait until it dries and you can paint your own image!
  • Simply take a holiday themed cookie cutter and place it on a decorative paper a photo you love. With a pencil, trace around the surface of the cookie cutter. Use scissors to cut out the shape and glue it to the back of the cookie cutter. These beauties are perfect because they add a quirky, yet special personal touch to the tree.
  • Get some clear ornament bulbs and squirt about a teaspoon of paint inside. I like to use two or three different colors. Then cover the opening with your thumb and shake the bulb. Or, if you want to take a little more time, drip your paint down the inside, and tilt to move the paint and give a drip effect. This will bring a lot of color to your tree!

And don’t forget…

BeautyBeauty How-to: What to Do with Broken Eye Shadows

Don’t you hate it when you drop your favorite eye shadow on the ground and see the pressed powder crumbling once you pick it up? Whenever I had this happen to me I would throw it in my makeup drawer and it would get buried amongst my other forgotten cosmetics. This was a regular occurrence until recently, I found a great way to use your crumbled polish to make awesome nail art. Using your broken eye shadows on your nails creates a matte finish polish that gives your nails a fresh look without breaking the bank.
1. Take the broken shadow and pour a little into a small bowl.
2. Drip about 20 drops of clear polish into the small bowl. If you are feeling creative, you can also add different colors of your choice to create inventive, new color choices.
3. Swirl the mixture together with a toothpick until the polish has evenly mixed with the polish. Add more polish if you need the mixture thinner, add a dash more powder if you need to thicken.
4. Once the mixture is complete quickly polish your nails since the mixture dries quickly.
I love the options of limitless variations with this nail art idea. You can even do this on the ends of your nails or some glitter to give a colorful remix to the classic French manicure. 

If you want to fix your eye shadow afterwards, here is an easy way how:

1. Dump the eye shadow into a small bowl and use an eye shadow brush to wipe the container clean.
2. Use the end of the brush and crush the remaining chunks into a fine powder.
3. Pour a teaspoon of rubbing alcohol into the small bowl. Mix well into a paste with a small spoon.
4. Scoop the paste from the small bowl and pour into the original containers. Spread evenly throughout container.
5. Place aside and let sit for about eight hours. After the eye shadow has set, your eye shadow will come back to life once it has dried! 
This should keep you all busy for a bit!

BeautyNaturally Beautiful: 5 Easy Skin Care Tips

Face it: your skin protects and covers everything inside of your body and should be tended to and cared for. It is easy to care for your skin without the expensive creams and washes you find at every department store. There are many agents that are essential to the well-being of your skin such as proper diet, exfoliation, and constant attention. Also, there are many things that are around the house that you can use to care for your skin. 
1. Drink Water
Water is an essential facet in having healthy skin. When you hydrate your body, it is able to release the toxins within, bathing your cells and eliminating waste products.
2. Diet
If you add fruits, veggies, and fiber to your daily diet your skin will be thanking you. One thing to be VERY conscious of is to avoid an excess of sugar intake. Sweets are a leading cause of acne. Don’t fully deprive yourself! I LOVE dark chocolate, but everything needs to be consumed in moderation in order to not see the effects on your skin. 
3. Cleanse
It is essential to find a proper cleaner to wash your day away from your face. Avoid bar soaps because they tend to dry out the skin. There is no reason anyone should have to feel that they have to pay over $40 for a proper facial wash. Try any Neutrogena products, they are my absolute fav. Also, be careful not to cleanse too often. I suggest once in the morning and once at night for a sweet and happy glow.

4. Exfoliate
Exfoliation helps to reduce the occurrence of acne and blackheads. If skin cells are not properly exfoliated, your skin does not properly absorb moisture. This makes your skin cells dry out and find trouble breathing, thus causing breakouts. Also, proper skin exfoliation reduces the signs of aging. Exfoliation helps to gently rid your skin of thick and damaged skin cells, making your skin look brighter and replenished. 
The best way to exfoliate is to use any over-the counter product that has thick cleaning beads. My favorite is Oil of Olay’s Professional Pro X Exfoliating Renewal. Also, a recipe you can use from products from your kitchen is a wonderful natural way to exfoliate. Here is an amazing recipe my mom has used since the 70’s
Milk and Honey Almond Scrub
*1 tsp of Skin or 2% Milk
*1 tsp of Cream
*2 tsp of Honey
*1/3 Cup of Granulated Sugar
*1 tbs of ground almonds

Simply mix all together. Make sure the mixture isn’t too oily or grainy.  This smells so fresh and fabulous and leaves your skin feeling silky smooth!
5. Moisturize
It is absolutely a treat for your skin when you properly moisturize. Moisturizers seal moisture into the skin, preventing it from drying out and getting tough. Do not over-moisturize because this will clog your pores. The main time I moisturize is after I exfoliate since this is when my skin is the most dry. Also, many moisturizers I get contain SPF to protect my skin from the sun’s harmful rays. 
Basically, when you are healthy – your skin is healthy. Use your best judgment and reap the benefits of beautiful and healthy skin!