Archive for March, 2013

Simple tips for giving yourself a fresh look

       
Friday, March 8th, 2013

Simple tips for giving yourself a fresh look

How long has it been since you changed up your eyeliner application technique? Are you still wearing the same lipstick shades from three years ago? If so, these are all red flags that signify that you could use a makeover! Even if you've never tried one on yourself before, there's no better time than the present to revamp your makeup routine. In the end, you'll have a fresh look that will turn heads every time you walk down the street.

To begin, Oprah.com recommends refraining from bold lip colors, especially if you've leaned toward more vibrant hues in the past. In actuality, the most helpful tactic you can use on yourself during your makeover is to strip yourself of overbearing makeup. A more natural look may be just what you need to give yourself a revitalized appearance.

Next, think about giving your skin a little color through sunless tanning. The Gloss claims that this can be one of the easiest ways to give yourself a new look, and you won't have to damage your skin with ultraviolet rays to do so.

Finally, don't hesitate to pamper yourself. Make it a point to get your nails done or have your hair cut. In the end, you'll feel better inside and out!

Russell Organics gives consumers eco-friendly ways to be beautiful

       
Thursday, March 7th, 2013

Secret tips for removing your eye makeup smoothly
As more people look to refine their beauty routines by eliminating toxins from their cosmetics and skincare items, organic products are growing in demand. To cater to this desire from consumers, Russell Organics offers numerous face, body and hair care lines with no parabens, no fragrance and no colorants.

Developed by beauty product pioneer, Richard Russell, Russell Organics has been using the purest, most effective natural ingredients to create products for men and women alike. Consumers will find no sodium lauryl sulfate, no urea and no phenoxyethanol in these items.

Ingredients such as argan oil from Russell Organics are also vegan. Argan oil is one of many components that’s 100 percent pure and offers benefits to the skin as well as hair when used. Some publications have called the oil “Liquid gold.”

Since its humble beginnings, Russell Organics has deemed itself a carbon-free organization, as well as a certified cruelty-free and vegan company. The business does not use packaging that consumes large amounts of natural resources. Small boxes are used for transport, and small glass and plastic easy-to-recycle containers are used for packaging.

In addition, Russell Organics refuses to test its products on animals or incorporate their products into their items, which can give vegans peace of mind.

Snooki tries a makeunder for online photo shoot

       
Thursday, March 7th, 2013

Snooki tries a makeunder for online photo shoot

While many women take pride in their natural beauty, some simply can't live without dolling up their eyelashes with mascara or applying red hot lipstick to their pouts. Nicole Polizzi, better known as Snooki on television, is one of these women. On the hit MTV show, "Jersey Shore," Snooki wasn't shy about the fact that she excessively tans and takes an immense amount of time grooming herself to perfection on a regular basis.

However, the new mom recently tried something a little different – a makeunder – for xoVain, an online publication. Snooki stepped out with little makeup for her photo shoot and showed off her dewy complexion with an elegant, elongated button-down dress. Many people are wondering if this is a new side of Snooki that will be seen more often.

"I got softer with the eyeshadow, but I just do bigger lashes," she told xoVain about her latest makeup routine.

Many celebrities around Hollywood have been showing that less is truly more when it comes to cosmetics these days. Opting for neutral-toned makeup can help you accentuate your natural beauty while highlighting some of your best features.

Useful tricks for hiding uneven skin tone

       
Thursday, March 7th, 2013

Secret tricks for hiding uneven skin tone

If you have uneven skin tone and it drives you crazy when you try to apply makeup every morning, you're not alone. Many women have this issue, and it can be challenging to create a flawless appearance when you have various discolorations on your face. However, you don't have to let this natural occurrence get the best of you!

There are a few ways you can cover up these changes in your skin and keep it your little secret. First, Elle magazine recommends tackling the issue with sunscreen before it progressively becomes worse. Dark spots can start to appear more visibly on your skin if you're consistently exposed to the sun's ultraviolet rays.

Next, it's critical to avoid skipping your exfoliating routine, according to LifeScript. Exfoliants can remove the top layer of your skin, which may be to blame for the discoloration on your face, which is constantly receiving sunlight.

Finally, use a light concealer to hide the remainder of your discoloration and create the perfect look. In the end, you won't be afraid to leave the house anymore, and you'll understand how to prevent uneven skin tone in the future.

Secret tips for removing your eye makeup smoothly

       
Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

Secret tips for removing your eye makeup smoothly

When waterproof mascara and eyeliner made their way into the market, women everywhere rejoiced. Not only do these formulas make it easier for makeup to adhere to the face for longer periods of time, but they relieve worries of smudging. However, one key difficulty still exists – removing the cosmetics. Certain eyeshadows, mascaras and eyeliners are nearly impossible to get off once they're on. 

If you love your waterproof makeup and you aren't ready to throw in the towel, there are a few tactics you can use to make the removal process a bit easier. First, be sure to choose a formulated makeup remover that's designed to get rid of the tough stuff. You'll notice a large difference in comparison to using plain old water!

Next, pour a few drops of the liquid into a cotton pad or ball, then dab around your eyes. After a couple of seconds, gently wipe it away from your peepers, and voila! No more makeup!

If you feel that this method doesn't work smoothly enough for you, the Los Angeles Times recommends using petroleum jelly instead. This can also help eye makeup easily leave your face.

Three must-try makeup trends for spring 2013

       
Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

Three must-try makeup trends for spring 2013

You might have heard of several spring makeup trends so far this year, but which ones are worth taking advantage of? Whether you can't wait to break out your peach blush or you're interested in trying a new magenta lipstick, there are a few key styles you should be adding to your makeup routine this coming season.

1. Emerald eyes
Pantone recently named emerald the color of 2013, so it's no wonder that it's expected to be a hot hue on lids this spring, according to Tulsa World. Go ahead and dive right into your green eyeshadow!

2. Minimalism
Not sure which makeup to add to your collection this season? Think about doing some purging! Less is more when it comes to the cosmetics you add to your beautiful face in spring 2013, according to the Daily Nebraskan.

3. Rich lips
Deep, dramatic lip colors such as wine and berry are definitely must-wears this spring. Even if you aren't used to the idea of wearing bold lipstick, give it a try! The right shade can do wonders for your pout and give your appearance more flair, whether you're at the office or on a hot date.

Sunless tans can keep you healthy and gorgeous

       
Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

Sunless tans can keep you healthy and gorgeous

Spring isn't here just yet, but you may already be breaking out your summer makeup collection and hoping for sunnier days. Many people look forward to warm weather and believe it gives them the chance to wear fun colors on their clothing and skin. Specifically, beach bodies can't wait to hit the sand and catch some rays. However, it's no secret that the sun can do an ample amount of damage to your skin.

Sure, you'll look stunning with a little bit of color in your skin, but is it worth raising your risk of cancer? That being said, sunless tans are becoming a more popular alternative to baking yourself under the sun. As the Mayo Clinic states, sunless tanning products are effective and safe as long as they're used according to the manufacturer's instructions.

Additionally, they give users some advantages over traditional tanning. Daily Glow claims that these products can be a viable way to achieve an even tan – no rolling or turning over under the sun! Furthermore, it's more convenient to use this option if you live in a region that doesn't get much sun. Just remember that you still need to use sunscreen to keep your skin protected after faux tanning!

Have you bought your CC cream yet?

       
Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

Have you bought your CC cream yet?

You might already have BB cream in your collection of skincare products, but have you jumped on the CC cream bandwagon? This new item is all the rage, and more women are flocking toward this revolutionary all-in-one cream to hide their facial flaws, but what exactly is it? How does CC cream benefit the skin?

There are a few advantages worth noting when it comes to this product. First, CC stands for color corrector, which doesn't need an ample amount of explaining. Simply put, SheKnows claims that CC cream fixes uneven skin tone while hiding blemishes on the surface of your face. In comparison to BB cream, this may be a better option if you're looking for a more heavy-duty product to keep your breakouts a secret.

The Telegraph reported that CC cream is also a lighter alternative to BB cream. If you don't want to feel like you've caked on a ton of makeup to eliminate your facial flaws, this can be a solution for you. Contrary to popular belief, this product has been around for quite some time overseas – not in the U.S. However, you can expect it to make a splash in the coming months as spring arrives.

Do you know how to prevent challenging tangles?

       
Monday, March 4th, 2013

Do you know how to prevent challenging tangles?

One problem that no woman wants to deal with is tangled hair. However, it happens to the best of us – after a windy day or hours of wearing an intricate up-do, it can be challenging to get the knots out of your locks. That being said, there are a few ways that you can reduce the number of tangles you have to deal with regularly. 

First, All Women's Talk claims that it's critical to condition your hair every time you wash. Conditioner can do wonders for locks that are frequently found in messy bunches by softening and smoothing them out. Just be sure to choose a conditioner that works for your specific hair type, whether it's naturally oily or dry.

Next, be sure to brush out your hair thoroughly before hitting the shower. This can give you less of a problem to deal with once it comes time to comb. Finally, be mindful of how much hair product you use in your do. Certain items such as hair spray and gel can cause your locks to become sticky, making it more challenging to eliminate tangles at the end of the day.

Three ways to achieve the hot smudged eye look

       
Monday, March 4th, 2013

Three ways to achieve the hot smudged eye look

One look that's taking the makeup world by storm is the smoky smudged eye. While it may seem unusual to smear your makeup once you've spent several minutes applying it, this hot new trend has been turning heads at runway events for months. Not sure where to begin? Use the following steps to achieve this model-worthy look!

1. Apply dark eyeshadow along your bottom lids
StyleCaster recommends beginning with an angled brush and deep, dramatic eyeshadow on the outer corners of your bottom lids. For a more impactful appearance, apply it along the entire lid line rather than sticking to only the corners.

2. Use your fingers to begin smudging
Once the eyeshadow is in place, use your finger to smudge it inward toward the inner corners of your peepers. Smear it to your heart's desire – it's impossible to go overboard with this makeup tactic when the objective is to be messy!

3. Pump it up with mascara
Of course, no smoky eye look would be complete without long, voluptuous lashes. Use the most volume-infusing mascara you have to doll up your eyelashes and ensure they complement your overall appearance.