Beauty Buzz: 3 Makeup Essentials for Busy Moms

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: Ideas for how to wear the new trend, rose gold

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By Andi Douglas, nwaMotherlode beauty editor and mama of 3 What wonderful spring weather we’ve been having! April showers bring May flowers and all that….wait, it’s June?!? It’s summertime you say? I wondered why all these kids keep hanging around. Just kidding, I’m a mom, I counted down to summertime the way my kids count [...]

Beauty Buzz: New trend in facial products

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By Andi Douglas You may have noticed a new trend in the beauty aisle lately. It seems our girly, pink and white cleansers are being replaced with much scarier dark gray or black formulas. Um, these do not look clean. They are intimidating and new and have serious benefits if you can get by the [...]

Beauty Buzz: Three popular beauty treatments compared to childbirth

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By Andi Douglas, nwaMotherlode beauty buzz editor and mama of 3 Happy Mother’s Day, Mamas! I hope you all had a wonderfully relaxing day, or a relaxing 15 minutes, at least, if you still have little ones at home. I received a brand new coffee maker because everyone knows keeping mommy well caffeinated is money [...]

Beauty Buzz: DIY dry shampoo, makeup brush cleaner & face exfoliator

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By Andi Douglas, beauty editor and mama of 3 EARTH DAY!!!! I’d been saving these ideas for an Earth Day post all year and then I messed around and missed it. Oh well! These tips are good for any day! There are so many ways to DIY your favorite beauty products now, which is [...]

Beauty Buzz: Swimsuit season meets CoolSculpting technology

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This sponsored post by Andi Douglas, beauty editor at and mama of 3 Okay, so you know you have a good friend when you start a phone conversation with, “I just learned about the coolest new treatment at Revive Spa that gets rid of your fat pockets and I thought of you,” and she [...]

Beauty Buzz: Simple ways to rescue old or damaged makeup

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By Andi Douglas, nwaMotherlode beauty editor We all have a dusty old makeup bag stashed in the back of our bathroom cabinet filled with ill-fated expensive makeup that has cracked, melted or dried up before its time…it was so young and beautiful! Such a tragedy you can’t stand to throw it away. Until recently, I [...]

Beauty Buzz: Makeup tips for when you want to wear your glasses

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By Andi Douglas, mama of 3 and beauty editor of nwaMotherlode You know you’re a mom of elementary-aged kids when your inspiration comes from an outbreak of pinkeye. I received the dreaded call from the nurse at 8:30 Friday morning. Of course, it was party day and, as homeroom mom, I was in charge of [...]

Beauty Buzz: New year, new ‘do!

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By Andi Douglas, beauty editor and mama of 3 Recently, I came across a Pin entitled “Not New Year, New You, but New Year, New Do!” and I thought: What a fun, positive way to jump-start your New Year’s resolutions. Unfortunately, the Pin led to a slideshow of the most ridiculous, unwearable hairstyles I’ve seen [...]

Beauty Buzz: Eyebrow tattooing, tinting and great brow products

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By Andi Douglas, beauty editor and mama of 3 For some reason, lately, I have had several in-depth conversations about eyebrows and I’ve realized this is something I am weirdly passionate about. I didn’t start waxing until my 20′s and was shocked by the difference it made in my overall appearance. There’s a reason eyebrow [...]

Beauty Buzz: How to be runway ready for Thanksgiving

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By Andi Douglas, beauty editor and mama of 3 I’m talking about the runway–the Big Show. The most important walk you make all year…the walk from the kitchen to the dining room carrying The Turkey. You have planned for weeks, obsessed over the menu and Pinned 20 Thanksgiving how-to articles and now every eye is [...]

Beauty Buzz: Northwest Arkansas moms share their favorite beauty products

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What beauty product are you most thankful for? ‘Tis the season for everyone to start posting what they’re thankful for on Facebook. I never participate in the ritual because I can not be serious for 30 days straight and I’m not sure my sarcasm would be appreciated (ie: I’m thankful my kid finally cleaned his [...]

Beauty Buzz: What’s it like to get a microdermabrasion treatment?


By Andi Douglas, nwaMotherlode beauty editor Despite my penchant for high ponytails and a wardrobe mostly supplied from the teen department, I am actually in my (gulp) late thirties and have started noticing the telltale signs of age on my face. In an attempt to get ahead of this sinking ship, I have been looking [...]

Beauty Buzz: 45 thoughts I had while getting a massage

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By Andi Douglas, beauty editor I recently had the opportunity to receive a Swedish massage at Revive Medical Spa in Fayetteville. I realize there are people in the world who can walk into a massage, strip down, turn off their brains and just enjoy the experience. I am not one of those people. My [...]

Beauty Buzz: The prettiest trends for fall

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By Andi Douglas, beauty editor It’s that time of year again. The Thanksgiving aisle at Hobby Lobby has been picked clean and the first Christmas commercials have been spotted. We must be on the cusp of fall! So throw out your pink nail polish and bright lipstick and switch everything to fall colors. Just [...]

Beauty Buzz: I’m pregnant and my face is breaking out. Help!


Dear Andi, Eek! I am pregnant for the first time and thought I would have a beautiful, healthy glow. Instead, I am breaking out like a teenager. Any tips? Dear First-Time Mama: Well, the good news is that the breakouts generally decrease the further you get into your pregnancy and your body adjusts to the [...]

Beauty Buzz: How to go makeup-less this summer


Dear Andi, During the summer, I hate wearing makeup. How can I look my best with a bare face? Andi: With this sticky heat and frequent trips to the pool, I have been taking a vacation from makeup, too. I haven’t worn foundation in over a month and not only have I not missed it, [...]

Beauty Buzz: Sunless tanning tips you need to try


By Andi Douglas, nwaMotherlode beauty editor Hooray for warm weather and sunshine, Northwest Arkansas! It’s officially summer. Now that it’s swimsuit weather, I need to hightail it to the drugstore for some self-tanner. I’m sure we all tried self-tanner in high school, and it resulted in orange palms, streaky forearms, and a lot of ruined [...]

Beauty Buzz: How to apply your makeup so it stays puts on Prom Night!


By Andi Douglas, beauty editor and mama of 3 Throw your hands in the air like you just don’t care…’cause you’re leaving the kids at home and going to Mom Prom!!! Woot-Woot! This is the first year I’ve been able to attend and I am so pumped for a chance to get dolled up [...]