Monday, January 26, 2015

Hair How To - How and When To Use Hair Gloss

Hair How To - How and When To Use Hair Gloss

At some point, every great beauty secret becomes common knowledge. It begins with a few people who suddenly gain a radiant glow overnight. Friends compliment… and then ask how they did it. More people try the beauty secret and get the same reaction. Rinse and repeat. Until we don’t remember how we ever did without it.

Madison Reed Hair Gloss


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Hair gloss is the beauty secret that people are discovering now. Also known as semi-permanent color, hair gloss actually comes in clear and tinted shades, all of which add shine and double as deep conditioning treatments. It’s incredibly easy to use, and it helps all hair types look and feel more beautiful.

In fact, the versatility of hair gloss is why people get confused. Madison Reed wants to help you discover this brand new beauty secret by making it easy to understand how you can use it. Here’s everything you need to know about the different ways you can use gloss, sorted by hair color and whether you already color or highlight your hair!

If You Color Your Hair

  • Maintain color and improve results over time
  • Refresh faded lengths and ends
  • Deepen or darken color
  • Correct yellow and red tones that make hair look brassy
  • Add smoothness and shine
  • Deeply condition hair

Why hair gloss is great for you:

Permanent color works by opening your hair shaft to remove natural hair pigments and insert new color pigments. This is great when you’ve just started to color. When you’ve already colored your hair, those strands have been through the permanent process and are already receptive to color, so you can use gloss to maintain it.

On porous hair (you can tell if your hair gets really dark when you first color and then fades very quickly), gloss can actually last longer than permanent color because the color absorbs into the hair and works as a stain. All without opening your hair further (which makes color fade faster), stopping the cycle of coloring more and more to combat fading.

Color Reviving Gloss also doubles as a deep conditioning treatment that makes your hair healthier and able to hold color longer. And it adds a high-gloss shine shows off all colors in their best light. Everything works together to make your hair look and feel better over time!

How to get the benefits:

1. Choose the right color. Hair gloss results depend on the underlying color. So read below for your best choices based on hair color or call the Color Crew, a team of certified colorists and professional stylists who listen carefully and tailor suggestions based on your preferences and hair.
2. Apply permanent color only to roots and hair that has not been colored.
3. Apply matching gloss to the lengths and ends that you’ve colored in the past.
4. Follow instructions to finish hair color process and style as normal.
5. Get ready for questions about your new beauty secret!

If You Highlight Your Hair

  • Refresh over-bleached or faded lengths and ends
  • Correct yellow tones that make highlights look brassy
  • Change or deepen highlights to blend more smoothly with hair color
  • Add smoothness and shine
  • Deeply condition hair
Highlighted hair behaves differently from the rest of your hair because it’s been treated differently. For some people, highlights may have been overly bleached, creating too-light streaks throughout the hair. Even highlights that start out flattering will fade over time and begin to look unnaturally light or unflatteringly yellow. That’s because natural yellow pigments remain in hair after lightening. Hair color adjusts the color by layering violet and ash tones on top to counteract the yellow. When the color fades from highlighted hair, the yellow begins to show again.

Similar to color-treated hair, strands are already receptive to color, so you can use gloss to correct and maintain the tone that you want. You can choose to either counteract the yellow tones without changing the color of your highlights or move towards a more even, overall color.
Color Reviving Gloss also doubles as a deep conditioning treatment which repairs damage caused by bleaching or more harsh methods of lightening hair. This makes your hair healthier and able to hold color longer, which stops the cycle of fading and coloring more and more often. The added high-gloss shine also gives your hair the natural illusion of highlights because it reflects light. Everything works together to make your hair look and feel better over time!

How to get the benefits:

1. Choose the right color. Hair gloss results depend on the underlying color. So read below for your best choices based on hair color or call the Color Crew, a team of certified colorists and professional stylists who listen carefully and tailor suggestions based on your preferences and hair.
2. Follow instructions to apply and style as normal.
3. Get ready for questions about your new beauty secret!

If You Keep Your Hair Natural

  • Try a new hair color with no permanent color or structural change to your hair
  • Counteract yellow tones in natural gray or white hair
  • Use clear gloss for all the benefits without a color change
  • Add smoothness and shine
  • Deeply condition hair
There are a number of reasons that people don’t color their hair. Some want to experiment with new looks but aren’t ready to make a big, long-term change. Gloss, also known as semi-permanent color, is great in those cases because you can layer smoky, red, or gold tones on top of your hair color for different effects that wash out within 8 shampoos.

For those who celebrate their gray or white hair, gloss can correct the tone of hair to be more flattering without changing the color. Prosecco will add a soft champagne blonde tone that complements warm skin tones, while cool violet Crema will neutralize yellow tones for a silvery color that complements cool skin tones.

Last but not least, all shades of Color Reviving Gloss double as a deep conditioning treatment and add incredible high-gloss shine. You can get all those benefits without changing hair color by using clear Glassa. All these options open up a whole new world for people who have never thought about coloring their hair before!

How to get the benefits:

1. Choose the right color. Hair gloss results depend on the underlying color. So read below for your best choices based on hair color or call the Color Crew, a team of certified colorists and professional stylists who listen carefully and tailor suggestions based on your preferences and hair.
2. Follow instructions to apply and style as normal.
3. Get ready for questions about your new beauty secret!
Madison Reed also offers free consultations with the Color Crew, a team of certified colorists and professional stylists who listen carefully and tailor suggestions based on your preferences and hair. Call, email, or chat them to get personalized hair recommendations from experts who care!


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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Pintastic Pinteresting Party #47

Welcome to the Pintastic Pinteresting Party! 


So many great posts were shared with us last week! 




We are excited about featuring you and spreading the word of some amazing posts to read! 

Thank you for joining us.


Thank you for stopping by, please add your link and join in on the fun!

Please follow the hosts on Pinterest.

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It's great to view articles on Pinterest and to find the perfect read!


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My favorite from last week:





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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Turn It Up Tuesday #70

Welcome to week 70 of Turn it Up Tuesday!


This week finds me... lazy. 
I can't help it really. We had a leisurely three day weekend with temperatures in the 50's and 60's. It was beautiful. Kids went back to school today, and I am dreaming of Spring. Making plans for vacation and weekend trips and more fun, fun, fun. Hope your weekend was relaxing and fun too!

Thank you so much for joining us for another week of Turn It Up Tuesday! Thanks for sharing those AMAZING posts for us all to enjoy!

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Turn It Up Tuesdays is all about being happy, excited, energetic...and having fun! Link up your favorite posts (old or new) and meet some awesome bloggers in return! Link up your funny stories, DIY posts, recipes, mommy moments -- anything at all, as long as it is family-friendly. We want to laugh, be entertained, be inspired, and have a good time!
Thanks so much to everyone that joins us each week and makes this blog hop the best that it could be!

SPONSOR OF THE MONTH

Second Chances Girl
Ida is a mom of one, step-mom of two lifestyle blogger from Miami. She blogs about her second chance at life, love and family!
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Welcome the lovely ladies of Turn It Up Tuesday!

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Natasha from Epic Mommy Adventures | Stacey from This Momma's Ramblings | Jessica from The Wondering Brain | Cathy from A Peek Into My Paradise | April from April Noelle | Ce Ce from A Chicago Mom | Yolanda from That's Mashed Up | Kelly from Making-More | Tiffany from MrsTeeLoveLifeLaughter | Cindy from Mom Maven | Melissa from The Coupon Chronicles | Rhonda from Mother 2 Mother | Mari from Living in Mommywood | Silvie from My Silly Little Gang | Jillian from Baby Doodah | Chelsea from Mommie and Wee | Tenns from New Mama Diaries

And welcome our awesome guest hosts for January!

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Brittney from His Wife. Their Mommy. | Chantale from Virtually A Teacher | Tianna from Love and Laughter | Zografia from Bisozozo | Stacy from Anastasia Vintage| Elaine from Ramblings of a Bad Domestic Goddess | Nancy from The Family Bucket List | Rose from What Rose Knows | Tina from The Happy Creations

Interested in being a guest host for the month or becoming a permanent co-host?

Complete the form here! Monthly co-hosts will be chosen on a first come first-serve basis. We're now accepting guest hosts for February and March.

Here are the Featured posts from last week!

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Tiffany chose 5 Resolutions Every Mom Needs from Seven Graces. "I picked this post because Resolution No. 5 really struck a chord with me. I think it can be so hard to allow yourself a bit of grace - even more so than giving it to others at times. I am so guilty of being my own biggest critic and this was a great reminder that I deserve a bit of grace too."
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Mari chose Before & After/ Loving Chalkboard Paint for Tween/Teen’s Bedroom from Chocolate and Sunshine. "This has to be the best kids room I have seen in a long time. I loved Dana's use of chalk on a whole wall. Great way to inspire lots of imagination."
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Stacey chose 9 Ways to Lose Weight Without Trying Too Hard from Simple Holistic Girl. "Losing a few pounds is something that I want to work towards this year, and all of these amazing tips are things that I really need to work on. Thank you so much for sharing!"
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Cathy chose Cookies & Cream Dessert Dip from Penney Lane. "This cookies and cream dessert dip looks like a wonderful party treat that both kids and adults will love! I’m planning on taking it to our Super Bowl party!"
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Jillian chose How I Monetized My Blog from Budget Girl. "I chose this post because I am currently in the process of figuring out how to better monetize my blog and there are some AMAZING tips in this post. If you're a blogger, you need to check this out!"
Britney also chose this post. "I enjoyed this article because she's logical. She gave great, practical advice and she was transparent in showing her own income from blogging. She also gave some great links for further reading. In blogging groups I notice that many of us are very curious about how to monetize our blogs and this post is very helpful and insightful."
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Elaine chose How to Use Hootsuite Pro from Chaos & Kiddos. "I upgraded to Hootsuite Pro last week because I was spending 3+ hours a day scheduling tweets and Google+ page post for 4 websites with 6 twitter accounts. This is a great tutorial."
Natasha also chose this post. "Although I have used Hootsuite for some time, I haven't tried to make the effort to purchase Hootsuite Pro. Katy has definitely convinced me and has shared some great tips to use it most effectively! Great post!"
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Cindy chose 30 Days of Prayer Journaling Prompts: Day 1 from Life from My Laptop. "I don't journal, I never have but I have always been interested in prayer journaling. Alyssa's post gave me the tools I needed to get started."
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Zografia chose Light & Bright Kitchen Table Makeover from Making It In the Mountains. "I love round tables. And this one is gorgeous. I think white paint was a great choice!"
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Tina chose Sweet Enough for Your Sweet Tooth | | Light Enough for Your Resolutions from Eat, Drink, and be Mary. "Looks great and delicious. I love the decoration and the fact that it is made from scratch. An irresistible valentine's day dessert."
Ce Ce also chose this post. "Perfect treat for Valentine’s Day!!"
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Nancy chose 10 Easy Health Changes to Make This Year from Mama's Got It Together. "I am trying to eat better and focus on good health. In this post Sarah provides 10 easy changes that everyone can make towards a healthier lifestyle."
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Chantale chose Sunday devotional: What love really means from It All Matters Mom. "This post is a beautiful reminder to show compassion to others because you never know what they are going through."
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April chose 3 Strategies to Create Balance in My Life In 2015 from Tabler Party of Two. "Although I think balance itself on a daily basis is unattainable, I love how Andrea laid out how she will be working towards an imperfect balance this year."
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Tenns chose Red Fruit Salad from Honey & Birch. "This fruit salad looks really delicious, and I love the red color. I’m a huge fan of pomegranates and raspberries, but never thought to create a fruit salad with them. I could totally see eating this salad with a drizzle of honey or dopple of whipped cream."
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Silvie chose Cucidati – Italian Fig Cookies from Bakewell Junction. "I love these cookies ever since I tried them at a wedding. I've always wanted to make them and this recipe is easy to follow."
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The post with the most clicks is Annie Sloan Chalk Paint - Tips for Beginners from Canary Street Crafts.

Stop by and show some love to our featured bloggers this week! I'm sure they'd all appreciate it!

If you were featured above, feel free to share the badge below with pride on your blog or website!
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And the Best of the Best is...

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How to Use Hootsuite Pro from Chaos and Kiddos
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Our very own lovely and amazing Cathy from A Peek Into My Paradise is hosting a great giveaway this month and some of us are co-hosting, so we'd love to feature it here for all of you! Enter to win cash in the Romantic Cash Giveaway - you could win up to $500! Three winners will be chosen!


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So now that you've met our Sponsor for the month, our hosts and guest hosts, our Featured and the Best of the Best, and the Romantic Cash giveaway,

let's get started!

*Show some love to your hosts and co-hosts simply by following them on social media and leaving a comment so they can follow you back. *Link up as many posts as you'd like! The more, the merrier! *Check out some of the other posts and make some new friends! *Grab the button below and showcase on your sidebar! Invite your fellow bloggers to join the fun!

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Link up your posts, make some friends, and earn the chance to be featured or become the Best of the Best on Turn It Up Tuesday! We will feature the favorite posts each week! **Disclaimer: Adding your link to this link party gives permission to Epic Mommy Adventures, along with co-hosts, guest hosts, and participants of Turn It Up Tuesday, to share your posts and pictures via social media and as features, roundups, etc. with an explicit link back to the original source.**


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Monday, January 19, 2015

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5 Hair Health Tips for New Moms

5 Hair Health Tips for New Moms

These days, it’s easy to find information about hair care. The challenge is how to sort fact from fiction. Madison Reed is here to help!



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Dr. Jan Hansen, a board certified OB/GYN, explains the science behind common questions and popular hair tips so we can all make better decisions for our hair and health.

Hair Health Facts

1. Can I color my hair while pregnant?
It’s interesting to note that the American College of OB/GYN has no recommendations about coloring hair during pregnancy, yet many women are concerned. I chose to color my hair in all three trimesters with all four of my children. I wish that Madison Reed had been available back then. I would have been much more comfortable using Madison Reed Radiant Color Kit instead of the traditional smelly, harsh dyes.

Everyone’s pregnancy is different, so always consult with your personal physician. I feel Madison Reed products provide a better option and a better experience.

2. Why do some new moms lose so much hair?
Don’t worry, this is normal. Hair grows, rests, and sheds in cycles. During pregnancy, higher estrogen levels alter the hair cycles. The hair continues to grow, while the resting and shedding phases are paused. That’s why hair is longer, thicker, and fuller while pregnant.

After you deliver, the shedding and resting phases resume. All of the hair that would have been shed during the pregnancy can be shed all at once. It can be quite alarming losing clumps of hair! This is normal and within a few months, the hair will return to a normal cycle.

3. Is it true that hair can stretch 30% longer when wet?
Yes! Hair is made of 90% proteins that are held together by chemical bonds. When wet, these bonds are temporarily broken, allowing the hair to stretch and weaken. The bonds reform when dry and shrink back to normal.

4. How can I prevent damage to wet hair?
Because the bonds that hold strands together are temporarily broken, wet hair is vulnerable to damage. Follow these three simple rules to protect your hair. Use a wide-tooth comb or detangling wet brush. Avoid a tight ponytail while your hair is wet. When the hair dries and shrinks back, the ponytail could cause breakage. Wait until your hair is 80-90% dry before styling it.

5. Why do some people grow longer hair than others?
There is a limit to how long each person’s hair can grow, called the terminal length. The terminal length depends on a predetermined growing cycle. It usually is 3-5 years but can be as long as 10! The longer your growing cycle, the longer your hair can get. Considering hair typically grows 6 inches per year, 10 years of growing is really long hair!
While you can’t change genetics, you can protect your long hair by keeping it healthy and strong. Take care when you style your hair and use healthier hair products that can help prevent and repair damage to the hair.

Find your perfect hair color now from Madison Reed and get hair color that is healthy for your hair.



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Friday, January 16, 2015

Ideas to Nurture Your Crafty & Creative Side This Winter

Ideas to Nurture Your Crafty & Creative
Side This WinterOriginal

This winter, while its cold and grey outside, take up something fun and different to nurture your creative side. Beading, painting, nail art, sewing, knitting, crochet or embroidery - whatever your passion, here are some ideas for you to try. Let the creativity flow!




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