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The Dirty Laundry blog is my place to put my daily delights and inspiration. Discovering new brands & products in beauty, food, fashion, health, home and lifestyle is what I do. I give you the deets on all of the trends and I scour the Internet to find the best inspiration for all of your crafty, gift-giving and plain old "I just gotta have it" needs. I hope you enjoy your visit!

~ Jeanee



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Wednesday
Jun182014

4 Fashion Trends That I Hate

There are lots of fashion trends that I love and can appreciate that I'd never wear. And there are some fashion trends that I hate, I would never wear and I don't want to see others wearing. So let me sound off with the four fashion trends that I hate!

1. flower crowns & forehead headbands
Now a flower crown is pretty for a bohemian flower child editorial fashion spread in a magazine. But I just can't get down with the flower crowns and bejeweled headbands on the forehead. I haven't seen one chick on the street pull it off with success yet. I personally don't wear any hair accessories because I think they look very juvenile. Maybe it's just me and I'm not confident enough to accessorize my forehead.

2. overalls
Overalls came back spring 2014 and I wish they would just stay away. They've always made me look like a sack of potatoes and I think they make women look like toddlers or farmers. Meh... I'm not feeling it at all!

3. under butt shorts
This trend has been announced for summer 2014. However, since I live on Miami Beach I've been seeing the under butt shorts for a little over a year now. Fifty percent of the girls here can pull it of and the other half cannot. The main reason I hate this trend is because I'm a hater and I wouldn't even dare trying it myself! The girls that wear it well with their perfect bum peeking out can be quite sexy. Then there are those that take it too far showing too much bootie or their body isn't where it needs to be and it's just a jiggly hot mess. I also have phobia about what will happen when my bare rump meets a public seat. Ewh!

4. purple hair
Alright, Kelly Osbourne has stayed true to her purple locks. And that's fine, she's a rock star celebrity. But candy colored hair from deep purple to cotton candy pink has got to go! I like a nice fiery red hair color, but My Little Pony hair is not my cup of tea. Even Nicki Minaj has ditched her her colorful wigs and weaves.

How do you feel about these trends? What trends do you hate. I'd like to know!

 

Sunday
Jun152014

Blog Post Research with Bing Rewards

I like to include the newest and best product images when I'm testing out a beauty trend, doing a foodie roundup or reporting on a seasonal trend. My goal is to find the most inspirational items to share with you. That's why I like to search for images with Bing Rewards!

Here are a few tips & tricks to get you going when you're looking for products for your roundup blog post.

1. RESEARCH
Once you pick your blog topic, do an image search for some product images.

If you create a Bing Rewards account you can get points that you can redeem to shop at your favorite places like Starbucks, Sephora, Amazon and even make charitable donations! You basically get paid for searching for your blog post! How fab is that? I've been using Bing Rewards for researching for a few weeks now and I'm halfway to a free Starbucks soy latte!

You can log into Bing Rewards through your Facebook account and easily change your laptop/computer browser and smartphone browser to Bing.

So, type in your topic in the Bing search bar and then click the IMAGES tab.

 

2. TOPIC SEARCHES
a. Search: [TOPIC NAME] trend
The newest product images will appear. Maybe some roundups from other blogs will pop up so you can peep out what others may have blogged in the past. That way you can choose different images.

For example, if you search the word pineapple; images of the fruit will appear. If you search the term pineapple trend; clothing, home decor, etc. will appear.

Another example, if you search orange lipstick; images of lips wearing orange lipstick will appear. If you search the term orange lipstick trend; images of models and celebrities wearing the lipstick and lipstick products will appear also.

QUICK TIP: Also try adding the current year for newer images.

b. Search: [TOPIC NAME] [SUBJECT]
Choose subjects like home decor, fashion, accessories, makeup, photography, etc. in order to get more images that relate to your blog.

Bing also gives you more topic options and related topics. Every time you click on another Bing topic you rack up another reward point!

3. ATTRIBUTE
Once you pick you images be sure that you link directly to the product page, image or the blog where you got the image from. Link with love!

4. ADD ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHY
When you can, add original product photography to your blog post. It will make your post unique to your blog with your photography style. In addition, YOU own the image!

I hope these research tips will help you on your next blog post. And good luck redeeming something good with your Bing Rewards!

 

I'm required to disclose a relationship between our site and Bing. As a member of this program I have been compensated for this post in the form of product or payment.


Wednesday
Jun112014

TRENDBOOST is back!

Back in spring 2012 I started another blog called TRENDBOOST to house all of my trend findings. It was difficult to keep up two blogs, even with another writer. But with the help of my husband, TRENDBOOST is back!

The TRENDBOOST site will report trending news, views and discoveries for creatives. And it has a new design with a news magazine look.

My favorite articles so far are:
10 Mantastic Gifts for Foodie Fathers
6 Surprising Kale Infused Beauty Products
10 Coffee Beauty Products To Perk Up Your Skin Right Now

You can also visit TRENDBOOST on Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook and Instagram. I hope the site inspires you and keeps you informed!

Monday
Jun092014

10 Things to do with Sriracha

My 4th article for allwomenstalk.com is live! It's called 10 Things to do with Sriracha.

Like most foodies I'm obsessed with Sriracha! I put it on my eggs and kale all the time. Be sure to check out the article I wrote on more things to do with Sriracha.

And if you're a snachaholic like me, here are my top 5 Sriracha snacks!

You can read my other AWS articles here.

Friday
Jun062014

Happy National Doughnut Day!

Whooo-hooo! TGIF it's finally National Doughnut Day!

To celebrate I whipped up another batch of green tea doughnuts!

This is my third time making them and I swear, this is my best batch yet! Please revisit my "green tea doughnuts gone healthy" post for the recipe (which was inspired by justonecookbook.com).

Now that I have two doughnut baking pans I can finally get to baking these recipes that I've had my eye on for forever! Check out my "baked not fried doughnuts" post for links to all of the yummy doughnuts pictured above!

If it's not too late you may be able to make it to Dunkin’ Donuts to get a free doughnut today!

FUN FACT: The dictionary-approved spelling for the ring-shaped cake made of dough and fried in fat is doughnut. The American doughnut chain Dunkin’ Donuts made the donut spelling ubiquitous.

Cheers to doughnuts!