Beauty Buzz: How to deal with Keratosis Pilaris (KP)

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By Andi Douglas, nwaMotherlode.com beauty editor and mama of 3 The weather is warming up finally (on and off, but I’ll take it) so on go the flip flops and off go the sleeves! And then the sleeves go right back on because I have keratosis pilaris (KP). If you are not familiar with the [...]

Northwest Arkansas moms share wisdom that the baby books left out

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By Andi Douglas, nwaMotherlode beauty editor and mama of 3 There are lots of ways we prepare for motherhood: nesting, buying 40 pairs of baby socks (true story) and reading every baby book recommended to us. But there are a so many things not covered by the plethora of authors and that’s when we turn to our veteran [...]

Beauty Buzz: Some new Spring trends to try!

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By Andi Douglas, nwaMotherlode beauty editor and mama of 3 Interesting fact about me: I was born on the first day of spring. Which means first, my dad almost named me Spring, which is so bizarre if you have met me. Flowers, bunnies and rainbows are not words that would ever describe me or my [...]

Beauty Buzz: Weather in NWA has Andi trying all the dry skin beauty products

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By Andi Douglas, nwaMotherlode beauty editor and mama of 3 You may have been lured into a false sense of security — bolstered by the 70-degree weather and spring thunderstorms — that we were going to skip winter altogether this year…FOOL! That’s the weather speaking, not me; I think you’re brilliant. Unfortunately, that attention hound [...]

Beauty Buzz: How to deal with under eye circles

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By Andi Douglas, nwaMotherlode.com beauty editor and mama of 3 I am 1001 times over the dark circles that have taken up permanent residence under my eyes. Once only a problem for Hungover Andi, they have become a daily struggle and the realization that this is caused by *gulp* the thinning of my skin due [...]

Beauty Buzz: Why you should you try toner

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By Andi Douglas, nwaMotherlode beauty editor and mama of 3 Watch your tone! Don’t worry, this isn’t another article about how to talk to your kids. That is advice you will never hear from me. People tend to comment on how refreshing it is that I speak to my children like they are adults. You [...]

Beauty Buzz: Serums that are popular, but also affordable

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By Andi Douglas, nwaMotherlode.com beauty editor and mama of three beautiful kids How’s everyone doing on their New Year’s resolutions? I’m doing pretty well, transitioning my family to cleaner eating, meal planning and cooking at home every night…I’ve only made 2 new recipes that were inedible, yay! Then I have the resolutions that literally never [...]

Beauty Buzz: The 12 Best Beauty New Year’s Resolutions

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By Andi Douglas, nwaMotherlode.com beauty editor New Year’s resolutions…we all make them and we all break them. But that doesn’t mean we can’t start out 2017 pleasantly optimistic and hopeful for the super skinny jeans we’ll wear to next New Year’s Eve. So here goes, my 12 Beauty Resolutions, one for every month of the [...]

Beauty Buzz: How to rock a red lipstick

Note from the mamas: We know many of you are going out for New Year’s Eve, so we want to share one of our favorite posts written by Andi Douglas, fellow mama and beauty editor here at nwaMotherlode.com. Andi knows how to rock a red lipstick and she shares the tricks with us here. Dear [...]

Beauty Buzz: At-home face masks to soothe your frazzled holiday skin

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By Andi Douglas, nwaMotherlode beauty editor and mama of 3 So, who’s just a little bit busy right now? There’s a few things that need to get done, like buying all the gifts, wrapping all the gifts, planning parties, attending parties, refilling your prozac prescription…the usual holiday stuff. The stress alone can wreak havoc on [...]

Beauty Buzz: How to style your hair for No Heat November!

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By Andi Douglas, nwaMotherlode.com beauty editor and mama of 3 Some of you may be suffering through itchy scruff or 70s mustaches for No-shave-November or Mo-vember to support your hubby. My hope for you is that he’s going for the full beard and not the ‘stache. I don’t know what started No-Shave-November but I don’t [...]

Beauty Buzz: These beauty treatments sound scary!

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By Andi Douglas, mama of 3 and nwaMotherlode beauty editor BOO! Did I scare you? Did I? Did I? BOO! How about now? I got you that time for sure! Is anyone else living this Halloween nightmare? Having to pretend scream over and over for a 100% unscary and non-stealthy little one is enough to [...]

Beauty Buzz: Best lip balms heading into fall

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By Andi Douglas, mama of 3 and nwaMotherlode.com beauty editor When the kids head back to school, it is glorious! Freedom, sweet freedom! For the first few weeks. Then the after-school activities start to feel impossible and the homework assignments continue piling up — and the morning fights over what to wear because your daughter [...]

Beauty Buzz: How to scale back your makeup routine

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Dear Andi, As a (fairly) new mom, I’m trying to scale back my makeup routine to just a few steps a day. What three products do you think are a “must” for looking polished, but that I can do with a baby on the hip? First of all, welcome to the club, where you change [...]

Beauty Buzz: What to do when you’re too tired (or lazy) to hair & makeup

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By Andi Douglas, mama of 3 and nwaMotherlode.com beauty editor Y’all, I am tired. This should be my golden year: all three kids in full time school and in the same building…easy peasy. I had big plans to paint some rooms, volunteer, start my novel, the usual stuff. Cut to me, sitting on the couch [...]

Beauty Buzz: How to make people think you washed your hair

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By Andi Douglas, mama of 3 and nwaMotherlode.com beauty editor I love my warm, cozy bed. A love so deep that it can only be rivaled by my love for my pillow. I actually hated this pillow when my husband first stole it from his parents’ house. It was too dense and had a funky [...]

Beauty Buzz: How can I fix lumpy foundation?

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Dear Andi, When I apply my foundation it balls up in little clumps. What’s up and how can I fix it? The last thing you want from your makeup is added texture on your skin. There are two reasons this happens and you can tell by the look of the offending clumps. Dry and crumby: [...]

Beauty Buzz: When there’s a fungus among us (how to prevent it)

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By Andi Douglas, nwaMotherlode.com beauty editor and mama of 3 I recently discovered that my toddler has ringworm, a circular, scaly rash. First, I was relieved that it was not an actual worm, despite the name, but, in fact, a skin infection due to a fungus. Okay, still pretty disgusting, but very common and, thankfully, [...]