Cleansers for Natural, Textured, Curly Hair

Right now my hair looks and feels dry, lackluster and just downright sad. I know that I could've taken better care of my hair, but sometimes it's much too easy to neglect my hair care routine and just disguise less than stellar hair with a cute braid or bun. Agreed? I Read more

Winter Skin Care DIY

From your head to your toes, winter conditions are no fun for your skin. Not only does dry skin look unhealthy, it can be really uncomfortable, too. Did you know that everything you need to save your skin from winter is as close as your pantry or refrigerator? Below are Read more

Solid Lotion Bars from Faith, Soaps and Love

Know for their incredible handmade artisan soaps, Faith, Soaps & Love has another trick up their sleeves... or in this case, in their tubes. Good things come in 2 oz. packages. Don't let the small number fool you, as the Solid Lotion Bar tube is the size of my hand. Read more

How to Hide Unwanted Facial Hair #GoConfidently

No matter your age, unwanted facial hair can become a true confidence problem. From genetics to mature skin, it can be difficult to feel beautiful when dark excess hair lingers around. Bleaching the hair is an option and if you haven't tried it before and are curious, read on. First, Read more

nyakio ABC African Beauty Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 20 Sunscreen

I'm always on the lookout for a BB or CC cream that not only matches my skin tone but also has SPF 20 and over, covers without feeling heavy or oily, helps to reduce the size of my pores and gives me a little glow. My skin could be described as medium to Read more

Ruth Wassinger: Breast Cancer Survivor



Ruth Wassinger New 08Name: Ruth K. Wassinger
Age: 59

A Surviving “Affair”

My husband had four different women in his life for almost a year. Their names were Zsa Zsa, Rachelle, Ava, and Sassy. Sassy was actually only a “one-day stand.” Most women wouldn’t be tolerant of their husbands having these “affairs,” but I was perfectly content.

My bilateral mastectomy December 11, 2007 was followed by six sessions of chemotherapy from January 4-April 18, 2008. There was little that I was in control of other than my make-up, dress, and hair (or lack of). So, I decided early on that I would be in control of my hair styles by purchasing wigs that took on personalities… Read more

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5 Beauty Must-Haves for a DIY Pedicure

DIY-pedicureI hope you aren’t one of those people who neglects their feet all winter long simply because you can hide them in your socks. (You’re not, right?) Nothing is worse than letting your heels dry up and crack (and snag on the flannel sheets…or worse, your favorite guy) and letting the polish on your toes flake and chip.  I found 5 products that are affordable and easy to use to keep your feet silky and smooth all season long so that by the time spring rolls around, your feet are sandal ready.

1. Ms. Pedicure Smooth Talker: Banish scaly skin on heels and soles with this 2-in-1 callus reducer that takes aim at thick, rough skin with a few easy strokes! There is a coarse side to exfoliate and a fine side for smoothing. Each metal piece detaches from the handle so that you can empty the debris right into the trashcan and easily clean it with no mess. I loved this product and exfoliating is the first step in prepping your feet to look awesome. It’s available at Walgreens and Ulta.

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Gift Card Giveaway for $50 worth of Beauty Goodies from ULTA

ulta-gift-card2-TheFind is excited to announce the launch a fantastic giveaway from our friends at ULTA.com. The one-stop beauty super store has one $50 gift card that will be awarded to one lucky winner next week. To enter for a chance to win simply leave your entry on TheFind Blog here. Tell us in comments how you would spend your $50 gift card at ULTA.com and be sure leave your email address so that we can you if you win. The winner will be notified via email and must respond within 24 hours. The contest runs now thru Wednesday November 11th, 2009 12-midnight PST… Read more

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Review: Pond’s Wet Cleansing Towelettes

ponds_wet_cleansing_towelettesI have had a long love hate relationship with liquid makeup removers. I’ve tried so many, been disappointed by the greasy oil slick they left behind went on to try others…fell in love with Korres Jasmine Makeup Remover, but couldn’t afford the $22 pricetag of late and with how I have been traveling over the last few months, liquid just isn’t feasible. So when I was approached to try Pond’s Wet Cleansing Towelettes, my interest was piqued by the thought of a simple towelette to remove my makeup… Read more

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