Archive for March, 2013

Secret ways to repair your damaged hair

       
Thursday, March 14th, 2013

Secret ways to repair your damaged hair

One of the most common problems that women face after blowdrying, flat-ironing and dyeing their hair over time is damage. Needless to say, all of this work can negatively impact the look and feel of your tresses, but is there any real way to reverse the damage that's been done?

Depending on the state of your hair, there are a couple of different tactics you can use to revitalize your locks. First, Daily Glow recommends using a hydrating conditioner that includes protein. If your hair lacks protein, it may be more prone to breakage, which does nothing good for your appearance!

Next, Total Beauty encourages women to use deep conditioners if they're coping with dryness. Doing so can restore the moisture to locks that have lost their silkiness over time from blowdrying and flat iron usage.

Finally, protection should be used whenever heat is applied to hair for styling. Once you rejuvenate your 'do, it's important to apply a thermal spray before using a blowdryer to keep it from becoming damaged again in the future. These tips can all help you ensure that your appearance never falls flat!

Do you know how to combat frizz from humidity?

       
Thursday, March 14th, 2013

Do you know how to combat frizz from humidity?

Now that spring is just around the corner, the weather is about to change. While some may argue that it's for the better, your hair might say otherwise! With warm temperatures often comes humidity, which can lead to unsightly frizz. Not sure how to control this all-too-common problem? Here are a few ways to tackle the issue.

First, make sure you're using a conditioner every time you shower. A conditioner made for your particular hair type can eliminate frizz and make your locks easier to tame, whether you want to wear them up or down.

Next, consider investing in a leave-in conditioner for your hair. These products are designed to not only soften your 'do, but eliminate frizz that you might have to contend with on a humid spring day. A serum can also provide similar results.

Finally, Allure magazine recommends avoiding towel-drying your hair. Instead, think about using a microfiber towel to squeeze and absorb the moisture out of your tresses. Towel-drying can enhance frizz and make it even tougher to eliminate. By taking these tricks into account, you won't have to deem humidity an enemy!

Three tips for flawlessly wearing glitter

       
Thursday, March 14th, 2013

Three tips for flawlessly wearing glitter

How many times have you been tempted to try glitter makeup only to find yourself a little intimidated about the prospect of walking around with shimmer on your face? You're not alone! Wearing glitter is a daring move, but it can be bold and intriguing if done correctly. If you aren't sure how to add a little shine to your appearance, here are some key tips to keep in mind. 

1. Less is more
When you're applying glitter eyeshadow, make it a point to use a little at a time. A small amount can go a long way, and overdoing it can leave you looking more like you're ready to attend a Halloween party!

2. Limit glitter around your pout
Every woman loves the idea of a shimmery pout, but big chunks of glitter on your lips should never be considered an option, according to Glamour magazine.

3. Go for light and playful
If you're afraid of your glitter being too overbearing, choose a cosmetic that's light in color. A bright hue rather than a bold one can help you balance out the shimmer and develop a playful appearance – not an in-your-face, intimidating one!

Mila Kunis goes natural in shoot for Gemfields

       
Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

Mila Kunis goes natural in shoot for Gemfields

Recently named People magazine's Sexiest Woman Alive, actress Mila Kunis has been garnering an ample amount of attention these days. Whether she's with boyfriend Ashton Kutcher or filming a new movie, it seems that everyone is constantly talking about her beautiful makeup and ensembles. 

Changing things up a bit, Kunis chose to show off her natural beauty in a recent shoot for Gemfields, a British jewelry company. In the advertisement released by Gemfields, Kunis has nude lipstick as well as a hint of black eyeliner and mascara. No eyeshadow or bold colors were to be found on her flawless face! The actress was recently named the ambassador for Gemfields, which is renowned for its ethical gem mining practices.

If you're skeptical that you can look as beautiful as Kunis with a small amount of makeup, give it a try! Daily Glow claims that doing so is as easy as moisturizing your skin, then hiding any flaws with concealer and foundation. Choose a soft-toned lipstick to use on your pout – not bold or matte – to create a natural appearance. You'll be surprised at how using a limited number of cosmetics can go such a long way!

Three overnight remedies for unsightly pimples

       
Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

Three overnight remedies for unsightly pimples

We've all had it happen before – the night before a big interview, meeting or date, a pimple appears right in the middle of your face. You might already be desperately searching for the perfect concealer to hide the flaw in your skin, but what if you didn't have to worry about covering it up with makeup? There are a few overnight home remedies you can try, and you just might not have to concern yourself with the zit come sunrise!

1. Cover it with toothpaste
This is the oldest trick in the book, according to TLC, and it can be one of the most efficient ways to stop a pimple in its tracks. Apply a white, non-gel formula to your zit and it will dry out overnight.

2. Sprinkle a little lemon juice
It may sound silly, but wiping some lemon juice on your zit may be just the trick you need, according to Total Beauty. Lemon juice can help you shrink the size of the blemish.

3. Give it a good chill
Another way to reduce the appearance of your pimple is to apply ice to it. The coldness can limit inflammation and help the pimple heal.

Photo of Jennifer Lawrence sans makeup leaks to the public

       
Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

Photo of Jennifer Lawrence sans makeup leaks to the public

One woman who stole the show at the 2013 Oscars was Jennifer Lawrence. Since starring in "The Hunger Games," Lawrence's acting career has blown up, and she's also become renowned for her flawless beauty. While an ample amount of makeup goes into her appearance at star-studded red carpet events, Lawrence doesn't always cake on the foundation, lipstick and eyeliner, especially while resting!

Recently, photos were leaked of the actress on her balcony in Hawaii, where she is currently filming the sequel to "The Hunger Games," according to The Huffington Post. Not only did she appear to be wearing no eye, lip or cheek makeup, but Lawrence was also sporting brunette tresses. The assumption is that she needed to dye her hair to continue her role as Katniss, the protagonist of "The Hunger Games" series.

Want to mimic Lawrence's look without completely going bare? One way to create a natural appearance is to hydrate your face with a tinted moisturizer to even out your skin tone, according to Real Simple magazine. A moisturizer will also help you create a radiant, dewy complexion. Then, fine-tune your look with a liquid concealer and you're good to go! 

Cream or powder – which type of blush do you prefer?

       
Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

Cream or powder - which type of blush do you prefer?

Every woman has her preferences when it comes to eyeshadow, lipstick and blush. Now that there are a wide variety of cosmetics to choose from on the market, it might be worth narrowing down your options to get the most bang for your buck. These days, blush is commonly found in cream and powder formulas, but which is best?

The fact of the matter is that it comes down to personal taste, according to Cosmopolitan magazine. For some women, powder is easier to apply and more desirable. However, others claim that cream has more staying power, making it worth the extra few minutes it takes to add it flawlessly to your face.

Another benefit of using a cream blush is that it can help you develop a dewy complexion, according to SheKnows. Just keep in mind that you may need to do some thorough blending with your fingers to apply it evenly across your face without creating a caked-on look.

If you have naturally oily skin, a powder may be best for you. Not only will it stay in place in humid weather, but it will cater to your skin type and provide the results you want.

Do you know how to get Kristen Stewart’s flawless face?

       
Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

Do you know how to get Kristen Stewart's flawless face?

Have you ever wondered how Kristen Stewart gets her glowing complexion before she steps out in public? Recently, the celebrity made headlines when she walked down the red carpet at the 2013 Oscars wearing a beautiful, long ivory dress and elegant makeup to match. Allure magazine was able to contact celebrity makeup artist Beau Nelson, who has been behind Stewart's looks for the past four years.

"Kristen and I always go for classic makeup with an edge," Nelson told the source.

At the Oscars, Stewart had a dewy complexion that highlighted her natural beauty. Nelson claimed that he used a sunscreen and a hydrating moisturizer on her face to give her the glow that everyone envied on that celebrity-studded night. Nelson stated that Stewart also requested a deeper shade of lipstick to give her pout some much-needed color. 

So how can you emulate Stewart's flawless look? The Daily Mail recommends starting with a liquid concealer to hide any dark shadows that may be under your peepers. Then, apply a small amount of foundation in the center of your cheeks, nose, forehead and chin to create a cohesive, radiant appearance.

Do you know how to get baby-soft lips, feet and hands?

       
Monday, March 11th, 2013

Do you know how to get baby soft lips, feet and hands?

Three parts of the body that should always be silky smooth are the lips, feet and hands, but this can be difficult to achieve. A lack of moisture is typically the culprit for all of these problems. However, you may not see the results you desire, even after a hydrating lotion or balm is applied to keep these areas smooth. Here are some tips on how to tackle your biggest skincare challenges and get back to having a supple, touchable body.

Pay attention to your pout

You can never wear too much chapstick! While lip balm may seem like an obsession more suitable for a teen, this product can be the difference between chapped lips and a pout that says, “Kiss me!” Regular application is necessary in order to keep dry skin at bay, especially during the winter, when the humidity in the air drops. If you’re finding it especially challenging to keep your lips moist, Shape magazine recommends bringing a humidifier into your bedroom to keep the environment from becoming too dry indoors.

Finally, try to avoid licking your lips at all costs, even if you don’t have lip balm handy! The enzymes in your saliva may be causing more irritation and dryness than you realize. If you love wearing lipstick, it might be worth looking into special moisturizing formulas that work to your advantage throughout the day.

Don’t forget about your hands

In addition to seeing your beautiful face, people are likely going to want to shake your hand when meeting you for the first time. What’s more embarrassing than rough, dry hands while you’re trying to make a positive first impression? That being said, it’s never too late to begin exercising a more efficient hand moisturizing technique. Whether you’re a constant hand washer or you don’t take care of them during the chilly winter months, you may be a victim of dry hands.
Don't forget about your hands
One way to make sure that you’re always doing your best to keep your hands supple and smooth is to use a lotion immediately after washing them. Don’t skip the moisturizer, especially after exposing your hands to water, and you’ll notice a positive change. Another way to ensure that you’re never embarrassed by your hands is to use a cream, which can penetrate into deeper layers of your skin, according to Daily Glow. If you aren’t into the idea of wearing a slow-absorbing moisturizer, wait to apply the cream until you’re about to hit the hay to avoid irritation.

Give your feet some TLC

Your feet can be some of the most challenging parts of your body to take care of on a regular basis, primarily because you’re always using them. However, there are a few simple ways you can keep your feet just as silky smooth as your hands and lips. Don’t underestimate the power of exfoliants and soaks, according to Our Vanity. Foot baths can soften your skin and help you remove dead cells from the surface, which may be contributing to cracked heels and roughness.

Finally, take the time to find a foot cream that provides the hydration they need to stay soft over time. If dry skin still persists, you may want to consider wearing more comfortable shoes and spending less time on your feet, which might be negatively impacting the skin on your heels.

Whether your pout has always been a problem for you or you’ve never been able to enjoy soft hands, these tips can help. In the end, educating yourself and taking the time to find adequate moisturizers for your specific issue can yield more significant results.

Spring Break Training in 6 Weeks

       
Saturday, March 9th, 2013

Spring Break Training in 6 Weeks

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Spring Break Training in 6 Weeks