Have you ever created your own shampoos or soaps? Nowadays folks are becoming increasingly aware of the chemicals and cancer links with store bought cosmetics, shampoos and soaps. So it is not surprising that many people are turning to organic and do-it-yourself solutions. Many people aren’t even aware that you CAN create your own shampoos, and they are effective as well!

When you create your own shampoo at home, you get to choose exactly what goes into the product and what certain ingredients you may need for your specific hair type.

Here’s the link to all 10 wonderful recipes…


This roundup isn’t for me. It’s all about hacks for the curly haired girl and mine in straight as a pole. Well, it’s mess when I wake up and if I don’t blow dry it, but overall there is no curl (maybe just a kink or two.) If you are one of those girls with crazy curly hair…pay attention. These 11 hacks are going to becoming your saving grace.

These are pretty great! I hope you like them. Do you think that the curly hair mask works? I think I’ll have to invest in number 7, the special shower head. That seems like that would be good for all hair types not just curly. I did some Googling and these are 12 of the best beauty products out there for curly hair. I can’t speak from experience but they look nice. Check out what has to say all about it.

Find all 11 hacks here…

Diply: 11 Hair Hacks All-Curly Haired Girls Should Know


What describes your morning routine? Up with the crack of dawn and perfect to a fault or snooze, snooze, snooze and thrown together in 5? I’m somewhere in the middle. A couple hits of the snooze, a 10 minute shower, and a pony tail. This roundup from Diply has 16 hairstyles that are perfect for the lazy girl in all of us.

I’m eager to try the the easy chignon. Lovely. I’m already a big fan of number 5. I work it into my routine pretty regularly. I’m not a big fan of the ‘knotted’ styles. I think they would destroy my hair. I love that these styles all have picture tutorials!

This article from Cosmopolitan has 20 ways that will help you get ready more quickly in the morning. Yes please! I need this. I bet you do to. Number 6 is a true lifesaver. I recommend this one.

Find all 16 hairstyles here…

Diply: 16 Super Simple Hairstyles For The Lazy Girl In All Of Us

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Are you constantly checking the mirror for gray hairs? I’m not there yet but I am afraid of my root’s true color showing. Lol. Dr Anthony Youn with the Rachael Ray show has an all natural tip on how to eliminate those nasty grays. His trick? Potato skins.

You need 1 cup of potato skins and 2 cups of water. Bring your ingredients to a boil and let it simmer for 5 minutes. Then let it cool. Then you are going to liberally ‘baste’ your hair. Towel dry and you have a ‘quick’ fix. This doesn’t seem like it would last all that long but it looks like it works.

The best thing about this? You can make some mashed potatoes when you’re done covering up your grey hairs. Lol. That’s a double win. Here are 50 mashed potato recipes that you should definitely try. Yum! Orange Fennel. Golden Saffron. Shiitake squash.

Here’s the video… Enjoy!


It’s funny how hair trends are so cyclical. For a long time I was perfectly happy with my stick straight hair. It worked perfectly for so many hairstyles. I had pity for the poor girl who had to spend seemingly hours in front of a mirror straightening her hair. Curly and wavy hair is so popular right now. When your hair is as naturally straight as mine, sometimes you will do anything to get those beautiful big curls. Sometimes the beauty process must start the night before, like makeup remover or a mask.

This is a great way to put curls in your hair without the damaging effects of heat. That’s right! No curling iron required for this beautiful head of hair. This tutorial from Aunie Sauce is a great, original, all natural way to get those curls you covet. Try it out tonight and tell me how it worked for you. I don’t know if it will work best with thick hair or thin hair wavy or straight. If your hair is already curly you may never get your headband back. Lol. Happy curling.

Here’s the video… Enjoy!


I’m not lazy. I’m just conserving energy. That should be my personal motto. Some days I’m just highly motivated to do nothing. Please tell me I’m not alone! One area that I’m especially lazy in is my hairstyling. Uggg. Too bad I’d look hideous with a super short cropped top. This roundup from Diply has 23 hairstyles that are just perfect for us lazy girls. Hooray!

The barbie ponytail is the best (number 5). I like the bun that doesn’t need any pins or ties too(number 8). This whole roundup reminds me that I need to get a hot air brush (number 4). That would speed up my morning routine. (Some of these even work better with dirty hair! Lol.) Here are some things to consider before your next trip to the hair salon….Lazy is all well and good but what looks best on your face? I have a round face all the way.

Find all 23 hairstyles hacks here…

Diply: 23 Hairstyle Hacks For The Lazy Girl In You


Have you heard of plunking or plopping your hair? I hadn’t but it doesn’t really apply to me because this is for those of you with cute (and sometimes crazy) curly locks. My straight and fine hair will look on jealously from the wings. So what is it? It’s a no-heat method for controlling your curls. The results are frizz free and full of fabulous volume. This method is perfect for those of you who shower at night at need a quick fix in the morning.

Donata White uses a comb, some product, and an old shirt to get fabulous curls. (This is yet another way an old tee-shirt can be repurposed! The DIYs and hacks are endless!) Do this to your hair before you go to bed and ‘Bob’s your uncle!’ Which is an expression that means ‘everything will be fine.’ Lol. Better than fine. It will be fabulous! Let me know How this worked for you lovelies! Here is another no-heat curl tutorial. This one is for those of you with straight hair.

Here’s the video… Enjoy!


Here is a good one. Ladies pay attention! This roundup from Diply has 15 beauty hacks that will save you time while getting ready and will help you spruce up your look a little. These are lovely ideas and I am for sure going to be putting them to good use! I think you will be too!

I love the hair tips best! I need to branch out from my three go-to styles. Ponytail, hair clip, and down. The twisted pony will be a nice ‘twist’ to my usual. I can use the frizz-busting tips too. I want to try out number two as well. My smokey eyes could use some work. I need to start using number 13. I am always smudging my mascara. Here are some more tips from Cosmopolitan. 17 other brilliant ones to add to your arsenal. You can never have too many!

Here’s the link to all 15 brilliant ideas…

Diply: 15 Time-Saving Beauty Hacks You Need In Your Life Now


Who is your favorite Disney Princess? Ariel? Jasmine? Belle? Rapunzel? Mine is Belle; she’s my cartoon doppelganger and she likes to read. I like all the princesses for who they are, the storylines, but I also loved to play dress up and copy their wonderful looks. I had a Cinderella dress in my dress-up chest that was fabulous. I’m too old to play dress up now but I can still dress up my hair like royalty. This roundup from Diply has 15 jaw-dropping hairstyles that are fit for the princess in your life!

How fancy is the braid with roses in it? I love the Princess Leia tribute style, it’s lovely! Number 12 is beyond amazing! I didn’t know that hair could do that! Number 14 as well… jaw-dropping! This is one of my favorite hairstyle blogs. The Small Things has the best and easiest tutorials out there. I did the ‘pretty and simple updo’ for a wedding I attended a few weeks ago and it turned out lovely (after a few practice runs).

Here’s the link to all 15 tutorials…

Diply: 15 Gorgeous Hairstyles Worthy Of A Disney Princess


I am determined to learn a new hairstyle or two this summer. I need something quick like the ponytail and simple like the claw clip but nicer than both of those. There are those fancy occasions, lol.

Buzzfeed has a fabulous roundup of simple tutorials that will leave you and your hair gorgeous. There is one catch… in order to get great hair you need great products. Sorry there is no way around it. You will need pins, clips, a comb, brush, hair bands, salt spray, hair spray, hair paste, texturizing finishing spray, and leave in conditioner. It’s nice to have these things on hand even though you don’t need them for every ‘do.’ Watch for sales! I am excited to try these. I love the half up hair wrap and I really want to try the bangin’ braid. The chignon too. They’re my fave.

The Small Things Blog is one of my favorites for hair tutorials. The tutorials are so easy follow and the styles are so pretty. You’ll love them!

Here’s the link to all 26 hairstyle tutorials…

Buzzfeed: 26 Incredible Hairstyles You Can Learn In 10 Steps Or Less