Health + Beauty

Spring Picnic Ideas For Solo Gals + Family Fun

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It’s okay that they’re closing our beaches right now—this is the best weather for being inland, anyway. Grab some of our Spring picnic ideas and head for the hills with a simple lunch. Social distancing does not mean staying cooped […]

Curly Bob Hairstyles: How To Rock One Right

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If you’re at that awkward, mid-length grow out stage, it’s time to throw in the towel!  Curly bob hairstyles are framing faces with a sexy, tousled effect.  Our favorite hair cuts are above the shoulders with layers that skim the […]

Sugar Scrubs Sweeten Up Your Skin Care Routine

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After the holiday season more often than not we have the unwanted gift of dry skin. Sugar scrubs are the perfect remedy for this winter season blight. These scrubs get rid of the unwanted dead skin while boosting the regeneration […]

Afternoon Tea: Take 5 Every Day

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It’s tough to find time for yourself. The best way to achieve this, while getting some relief from your relentless tasks, is to relax with an afternoon tea ritual. Forget coffee, all that caffeine just adds to the stress and […]

Coconut: The Swiss Army Knife of Fruits

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In a sea of “superfoods”, one stands out among the rest. Coconut is everywhere these days but this is not without good reason. Every day, people are finding more and more uses for this tropical gem. It is used for health, […]

Honey Hair Mask DIYs Moisturize Dry Winter Locks

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Staying in this weekend?  Treat yourself to a mini spa night with an easy honey hair mask that will hydrate your locks.  Honey is a natural humectant, which means it retains and preserves moisture.  Plus, homemade beauty treatments are a […]

Braids Make You Prettier in the Summer

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Now that life is getting a little hotter (and more humid), it’s time to start considering alternative hair styles.  Put the blow dryer and flat iron away and trade them in for summer braids. We found some favorite versions that range […]

Rose Water Naturally Hydrates + Evens Skin Tone

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Here’s our latest beauty crush! We recently discovered rose water and after a few spritzes, are totally sold on the stuff. Delve into the world of facial toners and find out all you can about this amazing-smelling hydrator. Mist, mist, […]

Herbal Tea: Traditional Chinese Medicine

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Traditional Chinese medicine worked to enhance health and address core issues in the body.   Chinese practitioners used cooling teas to help the body overcome fevers.  Hot teas addressed problems such as high fat levels in the bloodstream.  Herbal tea continues to […]

Collagen is All About Making Connections

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Fighting the effects of aging one pill at a time! Since I eat a high-protein diet, I became intrigued with the health (and beauty) benefits of collagen. I started taking a supplement 2 months ago and have been impressed with […]

Vanquish: Measuring the Cost of Fat Reduction

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Got a stubborn pooch? Cringing at the term “saddle bags”? Cosmetic surgeons are promoting non-invasive alternatives to liposuction, like Vanquish and CoolSculpting. We have a saying that men in their 40s get sports cars, women get plastic surgery. If you’ve […]

Vitamin C Gives Your Skin It’s Youth Back

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Turn the years back with vitamins!  Easily absorbed through the skin, Vitamin C acts as an anti-aging miracle.   First of all, let me tell you this whole sunscreen + moisturizer is a new aspect of my beauty routine.  I […]

Botox + Dysport: Does Beauty Come With a Cost?

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Most people have different opinions on what it means to “age gracefully”. Are treatments like Botox or Dysport worth the cost of turning the clock back a few years? Take a look at the pros and cons of erasing wrinkles […]

Yerba Mate Boasts the Euphoria of Chocolate

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Don’t you love it when you come across a new favorite at Trader Joe’s?  If you’re bored with the herbal teas you have at home, consider giving Yerba mate a try. It comes in a cute little paper bag and […]

Caffeine Belongs on the Outside of Your Body

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It’s remarkable what coffee and tea can do for you. Caffeine has been coming to the rescue for me lately, but this time on the outside! Because it contains antioxidants, caffeine is used in many beauty products. It can perk […]

Castile Soap Cleans Head-to-Toe, Top-to-Bottom

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I’m going to throw my sister under the bus and tell you she has never heard of Castile soap. It’s moments like these that gives what we do here at Girlfriend is Better a healthy dose of validation. Maybe it’s […]

Meditation 101: Try Not to Hallucinate

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I started to do some light research on meditation and came across a freaky warning! “You might get visions and some of them might be horrible. Stop when it happens.” WTF? I of course took a screen shot of the […]

Retinol Makes the No-Makeup Look Possible

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Winter is the best time to focus on your skin. All that dryness from indoor heaters takes a toll! Exfoliating and skin care products are more important during this season and Retinol is my new favorite. Basically, Retinol is the […]

Honey Home Remedies: Health, Naturally

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Did you know that honey is a versatile ingredient in health and beauty home remedies? Honey combined with another household staple transforms into an elixir guaranteed to satisfy. Ward off a flu bug or do an easy detox without spending […]

Epsom Salt for What Ails You

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Last winter, I discovered the magical relief of soaking in Epsom salt. My legs were getting increasingly sensitive to shaving which was turning into a nightmare. I was switching razors and trying a variety of different shaving creams and methods […]