The New Braiding Handbook – Tutorial and Giveaway

The New Braiding HandbookAttention girly girls – Abby Smith’s The New Braiding Handbook: 60 Modern Twists on The Classic Hairstyles is your new hair bible.

With easy-to-follow instructions and step-by-step photos, you’ll master gorgeous looks, including braids, buns, updos, knots and so much more.

What I love about this book is that it provides the perfect look for every occasion. From running errands to going to a wedding, The New Braiding Handbook has you covered. It’s also packed with tips for eliminating pesky hair problems—split ends, slow-growing tresses, oily hair, etc.

Simple Headband Updo

Simple Headband Updo

Abby and her publisher were kind enough to share this Simple Headband Updo tutorial, one of the many versatile looks found in the book. This is such a fun, easy style that can be dressed up or down, depending on the headband you use!

Want to win a copy of The New Braiding Handbook? Keep reading to find out how!
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REVIEW: Bioré Foam Cleanser and Pore Unclogging Scrub

Bioré Pore Detoxifying Foam Cleanser

Bioré Pore Detoxifying Foam Cleanser

Bioré Pore Unclogging Scrub

Bioré Pore Unclogging Scrub

*Guest review by Lori S. A sample was provided in exchange for an honest review. No compensation was received for this post.*

About Bioré Pore Detoxifying Foam Cleanser and Pore Unclogging Scrub:

Clean, tone, and stimulate with Bioré Pore Detoxifying Foam Cleanser, an airy foaming cleanser that gently removes dirt, oil and make-up from skin. Infused with eucalyptus extract, this self-foaming cleanser detoxifies skin and pores by removing surface toxins to result in healthier-looking, refreshed skin. Oil-free, dermatologist tested, and gentle enough for everyday use.

Get ready for beautifully clear, smooth skin with Bioré Pore Unclogging Scrub. This gentle yet effective face scrub with exfoliating beads uses the pore-unclogging power of salicylic acid to deep-clean clogged pores. A powerful formula with unique spherical cleansing beads effectively smooths and clears skin without damaging as it penetrates deep down where blemishes start to help prevent future breakouts: Goodbye, flakiness and dead skin cells. Hello, softer, smoother complexion. Gentle enough for everyday use, or use several times a week in combination with your favorite Bioré cleanser.

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My Thoughts:

I tried out Bioré’s Pore Detoxifying Foam Cleanser and Pore Unclogging Scrub for several weeks and I’m happy with the results.

I used the foam cleanser twice a day, morning and night. It didn’t dry out my skin and left it oil-free.

The pore unclogging scrub worked really well. I generally used it one to two times a week to deep clean my face. The product has a very nice smell which made it very pleasant to use. I also liked the texture of the scrub with the beads.

I enjoyed Bioré’s Pore Detoxifying Foam Cleanser and Pore Unclogging Scrub. These products were very easy to use and produced great results.