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If you follow me in Instagram (@barbaramarsicovetere) you know that my husband and I left to Dallas last Thursday in order to attend our niece’s first birthday, which took place on Saturday. As you’ve probably noticed, every time we travel I come back with a number of new beauty products, some of which I get very excited about and just have to share with you. This time, I want to proclaim my love for Acure’s Brightening Facial Scrub.

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I am having a little love affair with the latest hair products given to me to try. After over 8 years of being completely loyal to the same shampoo and conditioner, I must admit that I’m really, truly having a lot of fun with these latest “experiments” (and so is my hair!). By now, I have enough hair products to last me an entire year- which gets me thinking…maybe I should do a little giveaway one of these days, just so you can get to try them as well. What do you think?

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I think we can agree that spring has officially arrived here in Guatemala. Although we are blessed with spring-like temperatures mostly all year round, our chilly “winter” months have thankfully passed. Now, the sun is out to play, the flowers are blooming again, and we can take out our light and flowy dresses from the back of our closets.

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This has become my go-to hairdo for all occasions- I absolutely love it. I also noticed that it was all over the red carpet during this entire award season. It’s elegant, feminine and surprisingly easy to create. 

Today we’re going to show you how to achieve the ‘Old Hollywood Vintage Look’ using the “Your Highness Catwalk” line, a line especially designed by TIGI to give long-lasting volume to hair of all types, and that keeps your hairdo looking great all day long.

Enjoy!

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I am a strong believer in natural remedies, so, naturally, when I got that strange rash on my face after returning from our trip to Mexico, I went online on a mad search for a natural and effective treatment that could minimize the redness, itchiness and breakouts while also taking care of the rash itself. What I found to be the best solution (besides eliminating certain foods from my diet)? Tea tree oil.

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“You are one bad client”, my hairstylist once told me (in a brutally honest and friendly way, of course). You see, he knows that as much as I enjoy getting pampered in a salon, I am not one of those girls who’ll make regular visits. My overgrown roots are clear proof of that.

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Last week I had the immense honor of meeting the incredible Peter Castillo, an International Make-Up Artist from Guerlain, who happened to be in Guatemala for just a few days.

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With so many events, photoshoots, not enough sleep and high doses of stress (it’s that time of year!), it’s not surprising that in these past couple of months, after being heavily exposed to huge amounts of makeup, my skin became unusually stubborn and prone to breakouts.

Even after thoroughly cleansing my face two to three times per day, following a rigorous beauty routine and maintaining a healthy diet, nothing seemed to be working or helping it improve. My skin felt oilier than usual and the unwelcome breakouts continued to make its appearance about once per week.

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My hair has changed so much this year, and part of it is due to washing it nearly every single day (daily workouts = sweaty scalp = yuck). So, needless to say, I’ve diverged from my old routine and started testing out different shampoos in hopes that one would eventually take my hair back to its former glory. (It went from being normal-dry to heavy and oily, which I dislike even more.)

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A few weeks ago, when my husband and I were sick as dogs with a cold and flu that just wouldn’t go away, a good friend of ours suggested we look into the health benefits of apple cider vinegar. While doing my little research, I discovered that apple cider vinegar is not only a great aid for a number of health problems (in our case, stuffy noses and sore throats), it is also a trusted and highly recommended natural product for shiny and healthy-looking hair.

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