Get a Good Night’s Sleep When It’s More Than 90 Degrees Outside

One thing I always struggle with in the summertime is sleeping. It’s excruciatingly hot outside with no end in sight or feeling for that matter. I start off the night okay, I go to bed, fall asleep and wake up in the middle of the night with no covers. I’m warm, restless and miserable because I’m lying awake when I should be sleeping.

Now I’ll admit, my apartment isn’t the best when it comes to air conditioning and the sun likes to set itself on the windowed sliding glass door in the afternoon. When that time comes, my apartment gets sweltering hot, to the point where no matter how cold the AC gets and how many fans are on, there’s nothing to beat the heat. This lasts all the way up until bed time when the sun finally sets.

Tired of suffering throughout bedtime (hey, I need my beauty sleep!) here are some tips for staying cool all through the night.

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Beauty Lessons Every Woman Should Know

Beauty lessons are often handed down by our mothers or the women in our lives. My mom definitely taught me a lot about beauty and let me discover my own meaning of true beauty.

I didn’t start wearing makeup until I was seventeen and when I did, I always thought I knew best. While my mom did give me input on how I styled my hair and wore my clothes, I barely listened. It wasn’t until I grew older that I finally learned she’s always right.

It still makes me laugh at the ridiculous things I did and how my mom told me so, but she always let me do what I thought looked good to myself.

Here are some lessons I’ve learned about.

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Protect Your Hair in the Summer With This One Trick

It’s summer! But who didn’t know that already? If the sweltering heat didn’t give it away, I don’t know what will.

Anyway, with the heat comes one dreaded word: damage. Skin damage, hair damage, and scalp damage.

When you think about it, our hair gets affected the same way as our skin does. It gets dry, itchy and sunburned. And not to mention when you go for a dip in the pool, the chlorine strips your hair and scalp of its natural oils. Then, you lay out in the sun to dry off, causing even further damage from harsh sun rays.

To prevent harmful UV and chlorine damage, follow this simple formula for a protective routine to use next time you visit the pool or spend the day outside.

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This Color of Lipstick Can Determine Whether or Not You Land Your Dream Job

We all know how job interviews work; we’re nervous, anxious, a million thoughts (and doubts) are rushing through our brains. Did I wear the right outfit? Do I look “professional” enough? What if my credentials aren’t enough?

Many articles and books state that the outfit you wear can depict what the interviewer thinks of you and can often tell the kind of worker you are. But I think one crucial detail that is often overlooked is makeup. The first impression they see is you as a whole, or in other words, how you look and what you’re wearing. But what about the second impression? It’s your face. When they go in for the handshake and make eye contact, they take notice of your makeup.

To remain professional-like, you don’t want to go overboard with a full blown heavy eye and lip. My suggestion would be a natural look with a bold lip. You want to call attention to your mouth so the interviewer really listens to your awesome, thoughtful answers.

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Here’s a No-Makeup Makeup Look That’s Easy and Sweatproof

While fall is only 241 days away (did you like how I tried making it sound like less time by adding the word ‘only’?), we still have to suffer in the blistering heat for another 240 days. And while we break out the shorts and crop tops, it’s now time to break out the makeup to cover blemishes, sunburns and to keep us looking good while we sweat it out.

But what happens when that makeup we thought was foolproof fails? You know how it goes–foundation streaks down your cheeks, raccoon eyes develop from runny mascara and eyeliner, smudged lipstick because we accidentally wiped it away… It’s so embarrassing…

Let’s stop the madness of worrying about our makeup and annoying those around us because we can’t put down the mirror or we’re constantly asking them if everything is still in place. Now it’s time for a game plan that involves an effortless look with minimal effort.

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Find Your Perfect Shade of Red Lipstick

Everybody loves a red lip. It’s like the holy grail of everything classic. Is that going too far?

Anyway, achieving this look is not as easy as one may think. You can’t just slather any red color onto your lips, it has to be strategically thought out. Maybe this is too drastic for makeup, but it’s the truth. If you don’t have a red that complements your skin tone (or your eyes) nicely, you won’t accomplish the look you were going for.

Let’s take a look at what shade of red works best for you.

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My 5 Favorite Makeup Products

I’ll be completely honest—it’s not that often that I wear makeup. And if you’re expecting a wide range of products here, you won’t find that with this post. I’m picky when it comes to most things but especially makeup. I want to invest in products that not only make my skin look great, but feel great even after I take it off with ingredients that are skin-friendly.

I want high-quality, proof-that-it-works products. And I can definitely say I’ve found it with these five. Take a look!

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Should You Use WEN Cleansing Conditioner?

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If you’ve been thinking of using this new, inventive take on replacing your individual shampoo, conditioner, deep conditioner, detangler, and leave-in conditioner with just ONE product, you’ve found it in this one!

For those who maybe haven’t heard of WEN before or know little about it, let me get down to the (not so) nitty-gritty.

What is it?

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