Archive for August, 2006

Mineral Makeup is Water Resistant

Thursday, August 31st, 2006

Investing in mineral makeup is a smart idea not only because it stays put all day but it’s great for your skin, too. It’s water resistant! Mineral cosmetics will stay on your skin under wet and humid conditions; whether your face is exposed to a little sweat or the pouring rain your makeup will remain on your skin. If you face any moisture, dab off the excess with a dry towel or tissue—don’t rub. To remove mineral cosmetics, use any kind of cold cream, gentle facial cleanser, or eye makeup remover.

Lipstick Tricks for Artistic Lips

Tuesday, August 29th, 2006

LipsWhen it comes to using makeup, lipstick is one of the trickiest to get right. Whether you end up with too much lipstick or no lipstick at all, it’s tough to get the application process down.

Here’s a great idea to help you get those lips looking incredible: Start by making sure that your lips are moisturized. If lips are cracked or chapped, lipstick will flake off and settle unevenly. Try to use a lip exfoliator if possible. This will help ease chapped and cracked lips. Apply a small amount of concealer or foundation around the outer edge of the lip line (this helps to prevent feathering). Use a lip pencil or lipliner, and trace the natural line of your lips.

Use a lip brush to apply the lipstick—this helps to distribute the shade evenly as opposed to applying it directly from the package. A lipbrush will allow the application to be more defined and blend evenly with the lipliner. Blot lips with a tissue and apply a light, translucent powder to set the color. Next, apply a final layer and blot once more.

Add gloss if you want to achieve that pouty finish!

How to avoid Makeup from Flaking

Monday, August 28th, 2006

The excessive make up can fall into your eyes and cause a build up. Skin that is not maintained well can easily flake or look dehydrated. Be sure to use a three step skin care regime (cleanse, tone, moisturize)daily and exfoliate weekly.

Loose Powder cosmetics like eye shadows can flake easily and mascara can tend to have a similar problem. Using cream shadows may expel the problem of shadow appearing in other places. Mascara is not meant to be a long lasting product. It is recommended you replace your mascara at least every 3 months if not sooner. Mascara dries out quickly and if it is not stored properly it doesn’t stay active.

If you are rubbing your eyes or have allergies you should look at changing brands. Watery eyes or excessive friction may cause the make up to flake or come off. Try replacing your mascara with another brand or formula. Use an eye shadow base or concealer on your eyelids prior to applying powder eye shadow or switch to a cream eyeshadow. Remember, routine skin care has great results!

Treat Your Problematic Skin with Mineral Cosmetics

Friday, August 25th, 2006

Problematic skin? No problem! Natural mineral makeup is okay for all skin types. Mineral cosmetics are non-acnegenic, and won’t irritate acne-prone skin or cause it to worsen. In a lot of cases women with acne-affected complexions claimed that with consistent use of mineral makeup made their skin clear up. Likewise, mineral cosmetics are usually recommended for oily skin—due to the fact that mineral cosmetics have intrinsic oil-absorbing properties.

Spread the Rose Leaves in Bathtub

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2006

Nothing can make a girl feel more sexy and feminine than receiving twelve gorgeous roses—the international representation of love. Nothing, that is, except bathing yourself in them. The scent that a rose gives off is unmistakable—elegant, delicate, and sexy. A mere scent of such a flower can fill every woman nearby with envy.

Give a special woman close to your heart the “Fleur Magique Bath Kit” and let her infuse and lather herself with indulgence. One of the most indulgent of the Jaqua spa products, this kit comes complete with the following:

  • 8 oz. bottle Rose Bergamot Bath and Shower Nectar
  • 4 oz. jar Rose in Bloom Body Beauty Butter
  • 50 ml bottle Rose Bouquet Hydrating Facial Mist

It comes neatly folded away in a hexagon-shaped box whimsically designed to resemble one you might receive at a local flower shop.

Men Need Pampering Too!!!

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2006

Who ever said that men don’t like to be pampered? Here’s a thought, when you’re searching for the perfect gift for the perfect man in your life you don’t have to walk into the sporting goods aisle. Men can enjoy things instead of a round of golf or NFL Sunday. Just as us ladies, a man will need to take care and upkeep his personal hygiene. A man is less likely to spend the time or the money buying indulgent beauty products that a woman would. And for this reason, male beauty products make phenomenal gifts.

Here are some great gift ideas for a special man: “A nice shaving kit with a sensitive lotion and aftershave, Indulgent body scrubs and cleansers, A magnificent facial cleanser, toner, and moisturizer, A total travel kit, A massage,A gift certificate to a great salon“.

Just because he may not be caught dead buying it for himself doesn’t mean that he won’t love that pampering! If you live with him and he doesn’t desire pampering gifts, try putting what you want him to smell like in the shower and guarantee he’ll use it, instead of using yours!

Astonishing Gift Spa Sampler

Monday, August 21st, 2006

Are you unsure about what to get that wonderful woman who already has everything? How about giving her some choices? A great present would be a Spa Sampler. A Spa Sampler (one you can find already made in a gift basket) contains a taste of elegance in the form of therapeutic and relaxing applications, sweet-smelling products to pamper the skin, and wonderful hair care products that smell good enough to eat.

Excellent Concealer: Babor Coverderm

Friday, August 18th, 2006

We’d all like to be flawless. But face it, we’re not. Skin discolorations can be as benign as freckles or escalate to more serious imperfections like bruises, scars and birthmarks. Those need serious camouflage.

Babor Coverderm is a tinted cream that covers pigment disorders on the face and body. It’s waterproof, so it’ll outlast your tears or an unfortunate dash through the rain. And if you’re tired of your tattoo, Coverderm will hide it without smudging.

Coverderm serves as a foundation for evening makeup, which tends to be applied heavier for a more dramatic effect. A fine, translucent fixing powder over Coverderm makes the cream sweat proof, waterproof and smudgeproof.

Coverderm comes in six shades but contains preservatives and a fragrance, so if you’re usually allergic to these you’ll want to opt for a concealer that’s fragrance-free. Always read the list of ingredients before purchasing a product to shield yourself from allergic reactions.

Frustrating Scars from Acne

Thursday, August 17th, 2006

Number one thing we must all remember is NOT TO PICK at our blemishes, although it is human nature and we all do it. Picking at acne is a sure way to instigate scarring on your skin and can stay there for the rest of your life!

Always use three steps for keeping skin fresh and balanced:

  • cleanse
  • tone
  • moisturize

If you have acne-prone skin, use a cleanser that is gel based and has no alcohol. Next, use a spray toner or try a little toner on a cotton ball and wipe up and outwards on your face and neck. Once more, use a toner that is ALCOHOL-FREE! When looking for a moisturizer for acne-prone skin, look for a gel base or lotion (not a cream) and make sure there is no alcohol. Alcohol merely dries your skin out and ruins your skins Ph-level. You may choose to try to find a moisturizer with AHA (Alpha-Hydroxy Acid) to eliminate dead skin cells and assist in preventing further scarring. Begin by using this type of moisturizer once a day for a week and then use twice daily after your skin has had an ability to adjust to the treatment.