Beauty in Bloom

Friday, May 01, 2009 | COLUMN: Tips & How-Tos

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When we think about spring, one of the first things that comes to mind is the luscious bouquet of aromatic herbs and colorful, flowering plants that accompany the season. Generally recognized for its light, fresh aroma and lovely purple color, lavender begins to bloom in early spring and blossoms again in the late summer.

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Hair Removal Guide

Thursday, April 30, 2009 | COLUMN: Tips & How-Tos

Shutterstock_2821320 ‘Tis the season for short shorts, skirts, swimsuits…and the dreaded hair removal that goes along with them. Sure, life would be easier if we didn’t have to worry about annoying—and sometimes embarrassing—stubble, but baring silky-smooth legs isn’t nearly as tedious or painful as it used to be. (Ancient hair removal techniques included shaving with shells and plucking each hair individually—ouch!)

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Recession-Proof Beauty Tips

Tuesday, April 28, 2009 | COLUMNS: Tips & How-Tos, Uncategorized

IStock_000000248970_L3 So, you’re a beauty junkie (why else would you be reading this blog?). There are worse things to be, but in this economy, you’ve got to play it smart—get more bang for your buck. Here are a few recession-proof beauty tips to help you cut back and still look your best.

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Doll Up Your Digits

Thursday, April 23, 2009 | COLUMN: Tips & How-Tos

Mani_pedi Sandal season has arrived; that means it’s time to get those toes and fingers in tip top shape. Like any other part of the body, hands, feet and nails need regular TLC to keep them healthy and beautiful. Even if you’re a regular at the local nail salon, you might be surprised to learn just how demanding those ten digits are. So before you go strapping on your gladiators, check out these tips from Pür Minerals on how to get happy, healthy nails.

Beef Up Your Nail Beds

Eat a diet rich in protein, fiber and essential vitamins and minerals. In addition to being generally good for your skin and body, nutrients found in fruits and veggies help sustain the skin’s vibrant luster and promote healthy keratin in the nails.

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Mother’s Day on a Budget

Wednesday, April 22, 2009 | COLUMNS: Tips & How-Tos, Uncategorized

Mother_daughter With Mother’s Day only a few weeks away, it’s time to start looking for that perfect gift for Mom. Now is the one time of year when you can really show her just how much you love and appreciate all she’s done for you. But just because you want to express your gratitude doesn’t mean you have to break the bank. Think outside the box and get creative; remember, it truly is the thought that counts. Here are a few fabulous Mother’s Day gift ideas that require a big heart, not a big bankroll.

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Get Your Body Summer Ready

Monday, April 20, 2009 | COLUMNS: Tips & How-Tos, Uncategorized

Shutterstock_2423949 Okay, so you had good intentions to start shaping up in January. You promised yourself that you’d work out for 30 minutes, five days a week; eat your fruits and veggies; and get eight hours of sleep each night. If you’ve gotten a late start (or haven’t started at all), it’s still not too late to get moving. Here are a few easy ways to shape up this spring so that you’ll look summer fresh and beach ready in no time.

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Spring Makeup Tips

Friday, April 17, 2009 | COLUMN: Tips & How-Tos

Lynnette_powder_app Spring has sprung. What exactly does that mean for your makeup? New looks, new colours and an array of new products to refresh your makeup bag. While each season brings its own trends, spring makeup is generally lighter and brighter than its preceding winter colour. Here is a short and sweet list of our top Pür Minerals makeup tips for a gorgeous spring look, pür and simple style.

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How to Be a Bronzed Goddess

Friday, April 10, 2009 | COLUMN: Tips & How-Tos

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With spring now in full spring, the pressure is on to have a great tan. It’s no secret that a golden glow can make you look ten pounds thinner instantly. Sure, you want your body bikini-ready, but that doesn’t mean you have to put your skin at risk with a trip to the tanning bed. Tanning lotions and bronzers will give you a natural looking sun-kissed glow, minus the harmful effects of UV rays. Follow these simple tips to get a bronzed goddess look the healthy way.

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How to Camouflage Your Freckles

Monday, April 06, 2009 | COLUMN: Tips & How-Tos

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While freckles are for the most part harmless, and downright adorable on children under the age of 10, most grown women find this spotty condition to be a nuisance. The problem lies within the fact that freckles, which are caused by the presence of larger melanin-containing cells (melanocytes), become larger and deeper in color when the skin is exposed to sun.

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Sun Smarts

Thursday, April 02, 2009 | COLUMNS: Tips & How-Tos, Uncategorized

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Like many natural resources, the sun has pros and cons. The vitamin D found in solar energy helps strengthen bones and teeth, and evidence shows that sunlight can positively influence on our mood and psyche. But in an age of global warming and tanning bed fever, it seems more important than ever to get the facts straight on solar UV radiation and sun care. Wearing sunscreen is an essential (NOT optional!) part of maintaining healthy skin. With spring already in full swing and summer rapidly approaching, we at Pür Minerals urge you to read on and boost your UV IQ!

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