10 Chic Braided Hairstyles

With the heat of summer quickly approaching, many women opt for an easy up-do or ponytail. This season, braids are all the rage. You can see them popping up on the runway, magazine covers and the school pick up line. Looking for easy and gorgeous braids you can sport this summer? Here are 10 chic braids that will get heads turning! 1. Braids for Accents Not overly confident in your braiding skills? They start out small, with a few accents here and there or added to a sexy up-do for a little extra pizzazz! (Photo Credit: Julia & Company) 2. Twisted Braids A little more skilled in your braiding skills? Try adding this fishtail braid to a low sloppy bun for an instant pop of flair. (Photo Credit: Getty Images) 3. Elegant Braids for an Updo Add this small and tight french braid to … [Read more...]

I tried Nioxin Scalp Treatment for 30 days – A Review

I participated in this product review as part of a campaign with One2One Network. All opinions are my own.   Let’s just start off with this. I have fine hair. It’s not thin, it’s fine. Luckily scientists out there have decided no one HAS to live with fine hair anymore. Bonus? If your hair is thinning (it happens people) the scientists worked out something for you too. It’s NIOXIN. The name is very clinical, but the results? Let’s find out. I agreed to try NIOXIN for 30 days - with a kit tailor made to my hair and my needs – It’s not a one size fits all, so please be sure you pick up the right product. As easy on-line quiz determined I was a 3. The kit comes complete with Cleanser, Scalp Treatment (conditioner) and Scalp Treatment.   Here's a … [Read more...]

Top 5 Beauty Products We Can’t Live Without!

Have you ever finally stumbled on a product you now can’t live without – either after trying everything on the shelf or because a friend recommended it?  We’ve been there, and thought it would be fun to compile a list of some great things that make life easier for the team at Blissfully Domestic. Aveeno Eczema Therapy Moisturizing Cream – after a serious case of what we call “Adult On-Set Eczema”, our writer tried every product on the market – including paraffin wax dips -  in search of a solution for her husband.  It wasn’t easy – he hates greasy lotions, and his case was getting so bad that his fingertips were splitting.  Playing basketball while wearing gloves? No thanks. Low and behold -  Aveeno Eczema Therapy worked! Not greasy at all, and with regular use – his hands … [Read more...]

Five Jewelry Pieces We Wear Because of Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey has created quite the following - dare I say cult? Sunday and Monday my Facebook stream is filled with comments, reviews or after last week, anger, about what is happening on the show. Never kill off a favorite character! The show has also hugely impacted fashion and jewelery trends. Pinterest anyone? I have to admit, I am quite the fan of the Downton Abbey inspired jewelry that is popping up everywhere. Here are my top picks! 1. Lace Collars The simplicity and versatility of this necklace is endless. Even better? You can learn how to make your very own on Madigan Made. Pretty necklace + DIY = pure WIN! 2. Ornate Chokers This piece has my name written all over it. Made of stunning black beads this necklace is sure to get attention anytime you wear it! Pair it with … [Read more...]

Sexy Updo Hairstyles for a Romantic Date Night

Tired of wearing your hair the same old way every single day? How about surprising your Valentine with a sexy updo on your next romantic night out? A little extra time spent on your new style may save Cupid an arrow. Did you know “The neck is the most sexual part of a woman's body, so exposing it is a subconscious way of flirting?” Try one of these easy styles to send a message to that special someone in your life. The Ponytail According to professional hairstylist, Kate, “There is a big difference between the "I'm going to the gym" ponytail, and The Ponytail.” In her video tutorial, Kate lists these steps to help you achieve perfection: Start with hair already styled with curling iron and product Use a jaw clip to secure a small section of hair at the crown to ensure a … [Read more...]

The Best Hair Dryer in the History of the World

A few weeks ago, Laurin posted here about her love for her new hairdryer, the  Remington Emi Airwave Dryer Anti-Static Style System.  After reading her review about this amazing gizmo that styles your hair into waves as it dries, I was all ready to go buy one for myself. Then I kept forgetting every time I went to Target. Then, I saw this video of Laurin demonstrating the Emi on her local news. Amazing!! You must watch it. I ran out and got one for myself immediately, and I am happy to say that the Emi and I are now engaged in an exclusive, loving relationship.  It truly is the Best Hair Dryer in the History of the World! It dries your hair as it twists it into soft waves!  It only takes me about 10-12 minutes to go from soaking wet hair to beautifully styled … [Read more...]