Posts Tagged ‘expert advice’

SAFELY lose 20 lbs in 6 weeks. Seriously!

Monday, January 31st, 2011

Eric S Berger BB Blog PhotoThere’s more to looking good than smooth skin, and great hair and makeup. Carrying around an extra 20 pounds can be a real deal killer… especially if you’re obviously self-conscious about your weight.
Yo-yo dieting isn’t a sound solution, either. Forget the fact that it’s frustrating… it’s dangerous. Women whose weight constantly fluctuates, have statistically more heart disease than people with stable weight.
We can also safely ignore the unbelievable TV ads promising, “Lose pounds and inches fast. Order today and receive an extra one month supply, absolutely free!”
Fat burning pills do not work, which begs the question, “How can I safely and effectively lose fat fast?”
It’s really pretty simple. Burn stored fat, instead of food. Here’s the equation:
Calories Burned Minus Calories Eaten Equals Fat Burned
Every time you burn 3,500 calories of fat, you lose a pound. That sounds easy enough, except you’re probably thinking, “If I don’t eat I’ll be really, really hungry!”
Not anymore.
The best diet plan for losing 20 pounds fast, without being hungry and cranky, is HCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin). HCG is a water soluble hormone which selectively utilizes the stubborn stored fat in the tummy, “love handles”, butt and thighs.

Because the process is smooth and continuous your blood sugar stays constant, so you’re not hungry even though you eat very little food.
On average, we actually need about 2,000 calories a day. People taking HCG can eat as little as 500 calories a day, so they burn 1500 calories of fat, instead. That allows them to effectively lose about 3 pounds a week… 15-18 pounds in 6 weeks. It’s simple math.
If you want to lose about 20 pounds safely and rapidly, find a physician who prescribes the 6-week HCG Diet Program. Make absolutely certain you’ll be treated by a physician and followed every week your on the diet.
You be smiling in your bikini by summer!

Expert advice for flawless concealer

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

Expert advice for flawless concealerWhile foundation is great at evening out your skin tone, sometimes you have a few imperfections that need a little extra help. To create a truly flawless face, a bit of concealer can do wonders – as long as it's applied well.

Makeup artist Matin Maulawizada recently told O magazine that women should always use a brush to apply concealer, even if the makeup is in stick form or comes with a wand.

Many women use concealer to get rid of dark circles, and Maulawizada offered a few tips to best hide the discoloration. Begin at the inner corner of your eye and work outward, only applying concealer on dark areas. To prevent fading, set the cover-up with a dusting of translucent powder. For optimum coverage, look for a creamy concealer in a palette or pot.

Finally, if you have sensitive skin or are prone to allergies, look for a formula that contains caffeine to soothe irritation. Additionally, Maulawizada added that a yellow-based concealer will best cover red undertones.

Expert advice regarding the shelf-life of your makeup

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

Expert advice regarding the shelf-life of your makeupWomen may amass a great amount of cosmetics for a variety of reasons, whether their favorite lines have released new products or they simply must have this season’s hottest colors.

But while stocking up on products may be simple, the real difficulty can lie in knowing when to toss a beloved item and purchase a replacement. However, with a bit of expert insight, it can be easy to determine the shelf-life of your makeup.

According to, liquid makeup, like concealer, should be replaced every 4 to 9 months, depending upon the type of bottle, as concealers with an airtight seal or pump can last a bit longer than open containers.

Powder formulas, however, can last up to a year, makeup artist Jo Levy told the website, since they collect less bacteria than liquids and creams. But you may want to check items every so often to make sure they are fresh. “If there is a change in color or if the powder contains an odd scent, it’s time for it to be replaced,” Levy added.

Finally, while liquid eyeliners can last as long as a year as well, it’s possible to prolong the life of your liner pencils with proper maintenance. “Remember to continually sharpen the stick of your pencil eyeliners so that bacteria doesn’t settle on it,” makeup artist Molly Stern told the news source.ADNFCR-3538-ID-19924225-ADNFCR

Experts suggest the best cosmetics for a speedy morning routine

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

Experts suggest the best cosmetics for a speedy morning routineMany girls can remember watching their mothers “put on their faces” before a day of work or a night out, and this process usually took a considerably long time. But today, it may seem as though the hours mom had to get ready are inexplicably absent from the morning routine, and women everywhere are looking for ways to speed up this process.

Luckily, experts spoke to MSN’s Glo to offer a few time-saving tips for their morning makeup routine. Making sure skin looks impeccable is paramount – with a flawless complexion, you won’t need to spend as much time applying product to the rest of your face.

A bit of concealer can go a long way, according to celebrity makeup artist Troy Surratt. “Dab concealer in the tear trough [where there’s darkness or a shadow] and a little on the thin, transparent skin on your eyelids. A little around the nostrils and the chin and you’re set,” he told the news source. Youngblood Ultimate Concealer is a creamy mineral formula that will cover even the darkest inconsistencies.

An all-over foundation, while beneficial at times, can be time-consuming and unnecessary for many women’s daily routines. “A great tinted moisturizer with SPF is a perfect way to save time by skipping foundation, but also a key to prep and protect your face so you stay looking great for years to come,” beauty expert Molly R. Stern told the news outlet.

An oil-free formula, like Jane Iredale Dream Tint SPF 15, is designed to create a barrier between your skin and the sun’s rays as it minimizes the appearance of pores and fine lines.

Adding a touch of warmth to the face can create contrast, and make your teeth and the whites of your eyes appear brighter, Surratt told the news source. Instead of layering blushes and shimmers, opt for a high-quality bronzer, such as Colorescience Bronzer Brush (SPF 20), and apply the product to the parts of your face that the sun would naturally hit – temples, the bridge of your nose, the cheeks and a quick brush across the forehead.

“Curling your lashes gives you an instant eye brightening effect,” Surratt added. Paula Dorf Curl-Up Eyelash Curler gently shapes lashes without pinching or pulling. To set the curl, apply a coat of waterproof mascara. While blondes may benefit from a dark brown formula, which will be more natural looking than basic black, women could wake up tired-looking eyes by using a navy blue mascara.

Instead of using brushes and blending powders, select a cream shadow, which will be easy to apply, and will require nothing more than a swipe of your finger. Just remember to pick-up a long-lasting, crease-proof formula. Too Faced Lockdown Ultimate Creaseless Cream Eye Shadow combines high pigment with an anti-crease cream base. Fair-skinned women may prefer Bondage (a light beige), whereas ladies with a dark complexion can opt for Dramarama (a deep brown).

To finish your look, apply a lip stain. “They give your lips an enhanced appearance that requires very little maintenance or touch-up,” Surratt told the news provider. Lip stains last longer than most other products, so you won’t have to spend extra time throughout the day reapplying your makeup. Instead, cover stained lips with a clear lip balm – it will condition lips and add a subtle, sexy sheen to your pout.

Finally, investing in high-quality products may be the best insider tip to keeping you looking great without slowing you down in the morning. Hairstylist Adrian De Berardinis told the news source that the products you choose can really make a difference, so investing in ones that give you what you need is money well spent.ADNFCR-3538-ID-19919968-ADNFCR