Category: Beauty

Beauty Tips for Luscious Lips

Beauty Tips for Luscious LipsThe last step in your makeup regime is lipstick application. Some women say if they could have only one beauty item it would be lipstick. Lip color brings the whole look together to create harmony. To keep your lips looking perfect, have lip color with you at all times and reapply when needed.

When you select a lip color take in consideration your clothing and blush colors. The color of your clothing and blush should complement your lipstick but doesn’t have to be perfectly matched. However, the colors should be in the same intensity and range. Wear cool colors together and warm colors together. Pink lipsticks go with blue and pink colors and corals and russets go with clothing that falls in a yellow/orange range.

Steps to apply lip color:

1. Prepare your lips by applying foundation over them (this will extend the wear).

2. Outline and define the shape using a lip pencil that has soft, pointed top. Start at the V in your upper lip drawing down to the corners. Then, starting at the middle of the bottom lip draw a line to the corners. To help lipstick stay on longer, use your pencil to cover the lips entirely.

3. Fill in upper lip with lipstick or you can use a lip brush.

4. Fill in the lower lip and then blot with a tissue and reapply.

5. Dab gloss in the centre of your lower lip to create a fuller more glamorous look.

When defining the lips with a lip pencil be sure the pencil and lipstick colors are very close. The lip liner should not be noticeable. Lip liners are meant to keep your lipstick in place, keep lipstick from bleeding, define the shape and help them look more natural. Do not try to change the shape of your lips by going outside the natural line.

* Dark lipsticks will make small lips appear smaller.

How to Cover Dark Circles and Blemishes

How to Cover Dark Circles and BlemishesUnless your skin is absolutely flawless, concealer is a must. So before you use foundation have blemishes and dark circles concealed. The first step in concealing, whether it is dark circles or blemishes is choosing the right concealer. A good concealer does not go on dry and make your skin look cracked but is smooth, creamy and blends easily. Concealers that work best have a yellowish tone.

Dark Circles:

1. Before applying concealer gently pat a light eye cream under the eye to moisturize the skin. Use your ring finger to pat on moisturizer and concealer since the skin in this area is extra delicate and the ring finger, which has the least amount of strength, is less likely to pull or tear.

2. To apply concealer use a concealer brush (similar to a lip brush with soft bristles) to get in those hard to reach areas such as the inner corners of eyes and to get concealer exactly were you want it.

3. Apply the concealer under your eyes up as far as the lash line to the inner corners. Do not apply concealer to you eyelids because your eye shadow will crease. Then, pat to blend with your ring finger.

4. Apply foundation over the concealer, also in a patting motion around the eyes, being careful not to rub any concealer off.

5. In order for your foundation to have a nice clear look you must use an exfoliant regularly. After you have applied foundation use powder to keep the foundation in place. For more about foundation application go to http://www.ezinearticles.com/?Beauty-Tip:-Foundation-Secrets-For-A-Flawless-Complexion&id=4556

Blemishes:

1. Moisturize as usual and then blot a little concealer on the blemish using a concealer brush.

2. Apply foundation

3. If the blemish is still visible use the brush to paint a little foundation over the blemish.

4. Use just one dab of powder on the blemish to set the foundation.

5. YouâEUR(TM)re ready to go.

Indoor Versus Outdoor Tanning

The benefits of indoor tanning versus outdoor tanning are widely discussed in the cosmetic and health industries, It is ultimately up to you to decide which method is healthy and convenient for you.

When you visit an indoor tanning facility, your skin produces a tan in the same way that it does when you bask in the sun — through the absorption of ultraviolet light.

However, one of the dangers of outdoor tanning is exposing yourself to too much ultraviolet light. Climate changes in the atmosphere that has many of us slathering on sunblock and sunscreen before we step outside in the hot sun.

One of the benefits of indoor tanning is that it allows you to control the amount of UV light that you are exposed to, so that you do not get a sunburn or prepare your epidermis for a predisposition to skin cancer.

You cannot control harmful UV rays from the sun anymore than you can control the weather.

Compared to indoor tanning, outdoor tanning is actually one of the most unreliable ways to achieve that perfect tan. It is, however, a reliable way to achieve a sunburn. Waiting for a reddish burn to fade to a brown accelerates the aging process.

Indoor tanning equipment utilizes the same two kinds of ultraviolet light, UVA and UVB rays that are emitted by the sun. Indoor tanning procedures are highly regulated by government agencies in both Canada and the United States and the equipment is designed to mimic the effect of sunlight.

At a professional indoor tanning salon, exposure times are determined by equipment and trained professionals that take into account previous tanning sessions as well as the tanner’s skin type. This minimizes the possibility of the kind of skin damage that is common with outdoor tanning.

Convenience may also be a consideration when it comes to deciding whether indoor tanning versus outdoor tanning is best for you. Depending on weather conditions and government warnings that are issued about the strength of harmful UV rays emitted by the sun, it might not be possible for you to achieve that polished bronze look in time for that important meeting.

One of the main benefits of indoor tanning is that safe regular doses of ultraviolet light are prescribed for you in a controlled environment that suits your agenda.

Indoor tanning is also a great help for those suffering from diseases, such as psoriasis or osteoporosis, as UV rays assist the body in manufacturing the Vitamin D it needs to allay such conditions. This is a great benefit to individuals who need to “take their solar vitamins” regularly and are unable to do so on a rainy day.

A session in an indoor tanning facility is an intelligent way to maximize your health while at the same time minimizing your risk of sunburn.

You don’t want too much exposure to UV rays, but the many benefits of indoor tanning, which also include prevention against wrinkles, should be carefully considered the next time you are tempted to slather on sunblock and lie out in the sun.

Things to do Now to Look Good Always!

Fashion magazines target people every day with lists and charts telling them the latest trends and techniques to look better, skinnier, smarter, where to buy the hippest clothes or the latest shoes! If you’re a woman, you are probably bombarded more often than you like, and if you’re a man, you may not get the information that you really want to know! Due to the glut of information available, most people know the obvious things to do to look elegant or well groomed, such as getting a good haircut or wearing certain brand name clothes. However, this may lead people to overlook some simple, basic things that can be done RIGHT NOW to add that subtle flair and polish to your everyday look!

Renu Dalal-Jain, a certified image consultant and the owner of Flair Consulting in Philadelphia, PA, works with men and women to help them put their best personal face forward in social or corporate settings. She maintains that there are seven essential things any man or women can do, and often overlook, to help them present a well-groomed, neat, and elegant appearance to the world! And all this without spending a dime!

1) Keep your skin and lips well conditioned. Ashy knees, flaky skin and chapped lips do not look nice, and will make your skin look old and tired. This is especially important in colder weather. If you wear lipstick, it is imperative that you keep your lips moist, because chapped lips are even more apparent under color. Keep lip balm in your car and your bedside table and apply it whenever you get in the car and before going to bed at night.

2) Make sure your nails are well shaped and all a similar length. Nothing says you don’t care like ragged nails or nails that are different lengths! (Ladies, I know you worked hard to grow those nails but just because only one broke, you shouldn’t think nobody would notice!) If you polish your nails, keep your everyday color one shade brighter than your skin-tone. This looks professional and clean and makes your hands look elegant, especially if you wear rings. If you like brighter colors make sure you repair chipped polish right away! Chips in bright polish are extremely noticeable and make you look sloppy.

3) Make sure your clothes and accessories are in a similar color family – don’t wear shades of beige or brown clothing with black shoes or a white belt. As a rule of thumb, make sure your belt, shoes, and watchstrap are in the same color family. Sometimes a strikingly different purse or shoes can make a statement, but it has to be well planned. The article in question must be of good quality and in good condition, since you want people to notice it.

4) Your socks or hose must match either your shoes or your pants. Do not EVER wear blue socks with brown shoes, or black socks with sneakers! If you are wearing sling-back or open-back shoes, make sure your socks or hose are the color of your shoes or nude-colored. If you are wearing sandals, do NOT wear hose unless it is patterned (think fishnets) and “deliberately worn to make a trendy statement”.

5) Wear the highest length socks you can (at least mid to high calf-length). NOBODY wants to see shiny shins peeking out when you sit down!

6) Polish your shoes and clean your sneakers! The number one thing people forget to do when going out is to check their shoes for scuffs or dirt. Polished shoes show that you care about your appearance. The most expensive shoes in the world will look horrible if they are dirty or scuffed!

7) Keep your wallet or purse organized all the time. Nothing makes you look disorganized like an overstuffed wallet hanging on for dear life in your back pocket, or a purse bursting at the seams! Make yourself a system to keep the business cards, credit cards or receipts you don’t need all the time, in your briefcase or at home.

And a bonus: an understated use of scent (aftershave, cologne or perfume) shows that you take an extra step with your grooming and can have a positive effect not only on your own mood but on those around you. According to the Social Issues Research Center in Oxford, UK, subtle fragrances can have dramatic effects in improving your mood and sense of well-being. In addition, in experiments, subjects exposed to pleasant fragrances tend to give higher ‘attractiveness ratings’ to people in photographs. The regular use of pleasant fragrances helps to reduce mood disturbances in men and women.

The Basics of Healthy Hair

Is your hair dry and brittle? Is it greasy and flat? Puffy, stringy, frizzy, the list goes on and on. There are so many things that can go wrong with our hair. So here are the basics thing to keep your hair healthy and in beautiful condition.

Scrub-a-dub-dub! Everyone knows that you have to shampoo your hair, otherwise you have tons of gross buildup and it just won’t cooperate. Conditioner is just as important otherwise you won’t even be able to comb your hair, much less style it. It’s very important to pick a quality shampoo and conditioner fit for your hair type. Say you have color-treated hair; you get color-protective shampoo and conditioner. Makes sense right? Right. Now, its pretty much just lather, rinse, (only repeat for VERY dirty oily hair) condition, and rinse again. But there are some helpful tricks to it. When you shampoo, don’t be too rough with your hair or you’ll damage the cuticle. Always be sure the shampoo is completely rinsed. When conditioning, focus on the ends of your hair as they are most prone to breakage and therefore tangles. The water should be cold when you do the last rinse out with your conditioner. It helps seal the cuticle (basically, hair strand), making it so your hair appears shinier.

Once your hair is clean and fresh, you’ll probably want to use a shine serum or detangling solution on it. Gently pat your hair dry as much as possible with your towel and squeeze a small amount of product into your hand. I like Biosilk Silk Therapy Treatment. Massage the product into your hair gently, again focusing mostly on the ends. Avoid the roots, as they can look greasy with shine serum on them. Now it’s time for blow-drying. If you have curly hair, you’ll want to use a diffuser so you don’t frizz your curls. Otherwise, you shouldn’t need any attachments. Pointing the nozzle down, blow-dry your hair from five inches away. Make sure not to hold it in one spot, or it’ll get fried. Once hair is semi-dry, lift hair in sections with your fingers and blow-dry a section at a time. This will keep your hair from being flat when it’s done being blow-dried.

Flipped-out or curled under? Spiraled, waved? Now you have to decide what you want to day with you hair unless you like it just blow-dried. Check out iVillage’s Virtual Hairstylist below for some great ideas. They even tell you how to do it! Is that not the coolest thing ever?!?

Costume Contact Lenses – Be Noticed in the Crowd!

Costume contacts have always been a favorite tool of movie costume designers. What makes a werewolf appear like a real monster and not just an actor in a costume? The eyes, of course! The eyes make the entire image seem real and very believable.

But the days when theatrical lenses were available only to movie stars are long gone. Now everybody can get a pair of costume contacts that makes their eyes appear bright and inhuman. The only limit is your imagination.

Many people think of theatrical contact lenses only at Halloween time. But there is no reason why you can’t wear them just for going out to the club. If your eyes look like you just came back from Dune, you can be sure that your appearance won’t go unnoticed.

What are my choices?

There are many costume lenses on the market; the most popular brands are Crazy Lenses, by Cooper Vision, and Wild Eyes, by CibaVision. Both Crazy Lenses and WildEyes offer bright, exciting designs. Their lenses are also comfortable and affordable.

If you type “costume contact lenses” into a Google or Yahoo search, many different collections will show up. Some of them offer a great look for a reasonable price. However, you should always bear in mind that most paints are toxic; so some of the lenses on offer might seem beautiful, but the could also irritate your eyes. It is always best to go with costume contacts produced by major contact lens manufacturers.

And for a particularly magnificent effect, you can get scleral contacts. Unlike ordinary color contact lenses, sclerals cover not only the colored part of your eye, but the entire visible portion of your eye. Sclerals create a knock-out effect. The only draw back with scleral contacts is that they are awfully expensive.

You can also get custom-made costume lenses. This way, you can be sure that nobody would have eyes like yours, and you can have any design imaginable.

You can see pictures and reviews of different costume contact lens collections at www.1-contact-lenses-consumer-guide.com/costume-contact-lenses.html

Do I need a prescription for costume contact lenses?

Most brand name costume contacts come in Plano (no vision correction) as well as with corrective powers. And whether or not you need visual correction, you should ask your eye doctor to fit costume lenses for you. Even if you have perfect vision, it is best to see an optometrist first.

Can I see while wearing theatrical contacts?

Yes, you can. Even though the lens is completely opaque, its center is clear so you can see. The only exceptions are white-out contacts, which create the effect of blind eyes. In this case, the entire lens is fully opaque so, unless you want to find out how it is to be blind, you should wear a white-out contact lens in one eye only.

Are costume contacts safe?

There are many FDA warnings about the dangers of costume lenses, although the lenses themselves are usually not to blame. Unfortunately, some people wear their costume contacts for several days straight, or put them in without washing their hands first, or swap the lenses with their friends, and then blame the theatrical contacts when they get an eye infection.

The truth is that if you get reputable brand name costume lenses and take proper care of them, costume contacts are as safe as any other type of contact lens.

Here are 5 simple rules, to keep costume contact lenses safe:

  • Don’t wear your costume contacts for longer than a few hours
  • Don’t swap them with other people
  • Order your lenses from your doctor’s office or a reputable online retailer. Contacts sold in costume shops or flea markets might be of questionable quality
  • Have an optometrist fit you with theatrical contacts
  • Clean your costume lenses properly

How do I take care of my costume lenses?

Novelty contact lenses don’t require any special care; you simply treat them the same way as you would treat any contact lenses.

All you need is a multi-purpose solution and a contact lens case, which you can get in any chemist shop. Rinse your lenses in the solution before inserting them in your eyes, and don’t forget to wash your hands before handling the lenses.

When you’re not using your costume lenses, keep them in the solution, in their case. It is recommended that you change the solution at least once a week, if you don’t use them for long periods of time. But who would bother? If you have to wear contacts that have spent a month or so in their case, just give them a double rinse in fresh solution.

How to Look Different With Hair Extensions!

Hair extensions are a great way to keep your hair fall in control. Well, if truth be told, you cannot reduce your hair fall but you can conceal it. Hair extensions come in both clip on and stick it versions. They come in interesting varieties. Human hair extensions are extremely natural and completely sterilized which ensures that they are extremely safe to use. Poor quality products can lead to skin irritations and itchiness as well.

What makes human extensions so popular?

  • Interesting styles: the extensions near me look natural and exactly like normal hair. In fact they are made out of human hair only. Just like we have different styles , in a similar fashion, you have the hair extensions. You can take your pick from curly extension, straight version, colored ones, to fringes, short bob, and blunt cut style and so on. In other words, there are so many different styles available that you are sure to get spoiled for choices.
  • Clip on / stick it versions: the hair extensions are available in both clip on and stick it on variety. We recommend that you opt for the clip on variety. It is easy to clip and take off as well. When you take of the extension you will not lose any as there will be no pull on your.
  • Quality: when you are opting for extension, you cannot ignore the quality factor. Poor quality product means itchiness, skin irritations and even rashes and allergies. Always make sure that the product that you are purchasing is of good quality. There is no point in playing with your health just because you are keen on fashion and style.
  • Hair extensions cost: generally these extensions are quite affordable. Yet we recommend that you browse through several sites to find out who is charging what. Once you compare, you will have a clear idea about the prevailing market trends.

Change your look and appeal with extensions. There are so many different styles that you can flaunt anytime, anywhere. Are you a extension girl? Then, shop for human hair extensions from the online store. It will save your money and it will give you the satisfaction and you can look out for diverse collections online. They are just perfect, suitable and custom made. You can easily buy them from an online store and it will give you better result. So, feel free to make the change and you will get new for your traditional look to attend a recent party. Search online and opt for the extensions to attend the occasion. Do not waste time and grab the offers in the online store.

The Various Benefits to Reap by Visiting a Spa

There are diverse types of spas but speckled as they are, they are one in the advantages that they offer. Dissimilar to the general unanimity, going to a spa is not a waste of money and time. A trip to a day spa Sandton is not overindulgence. These days, where tension emerges every second, you unquestionably need to take a short break to escape. A small trip to the tropics is an impressive way to de-stress, but it takes time, money and work to plan such a trip. A trip to a spa is fast and very reasonable. Here are some reasons why you should visit a spa:

De-stress

A therapeutic massage will categorically relax and pacify you. You can just submerge yourself in a hot tub or a sauna or steam shower to sweep away the worries even for an hour or so. Aches and pains can also be handled well.

Get healthy

Your massage therapist will give be able to tell you portions of your body that are too tensed. In doing so, you can learn how to unwind your muscles, get instructions from the therapist on how to relax, eat nourishing food and recommendations for a healthy lifestyle.

Mental advantages

Whether you confess or not, spa treatments Cape Town will willingly relax you. It can motivate you mentally and physically. It can even upsurge your self-confidence and self-worth. A foot scrub can enliven you. Therapeutic massages, manicures, pedicures and facials have its psychological benefits.

Detox

Detoxification is the process purge toxins and excess fluids in the body. A detox can help eliminate bloating and water retention which will definitely make you feels great. Some spas offer juice fasting and colon cleansing.

Feel and look young

Taking good care of your body and mind can help dissuade aging. A therapeutic massage can aid you to relax and an unperturbed body interprets to less stress. Facials and other skincare services and body treatments can help you look and feel young again.

Improve blood circulation and handle blood pressure well

Spa treatments such as hydrotherapy, massage, heat therapy and other treatments can improve blood circulation and regulate blood pressure for the betterment of your life.

Management of body aches and pains

Massages, hydrotherapy and heat therapy can help diminish pain. There are health spas that can offer therapeutic programs to resolve arthritis and nerve sicknesses such as fibromyalgia.

Great Ways They Can Help You Improve Your Smile

You will be able to change your smile, and you will feel a completely change in the way that you look. You will be able to manage the teeth with the help of someone who does this all the time. It is someone who is trying to take care of their teeth, and the only way to do that is to get on a treatment plan that makes sense for everyone.

Someone who is trying to make the most of their smile is going to start with something like this when they need it the most. They are going to learn a lot about how to care for their teeth, and they are going to get services from the Sandersville orthodontist or the Tifton orthodontist that are most helpful. They will see a major change in the way that they smile, and they will start to feel a lot better about how they are caring for their teeth. It is easy for people to look and feel good, and it is important for them to come in and have a good time seeing what can be done.

The people who take this the most seriously will learn a lot about their plans to care for their teeth in ways that are very helpful. They will have a nice chance to change their style, and they can even get started with something that just happens to make more sense for the people who are going out into the world. It means that a lot of people are going to have much better teeth, and it is going to help them feel so good about how they look. That is because these people are going to change their look at the same time that they are going to have the treatment done. The kids who get this done can start early, and it is important that all the people in the family get a shot at this.

There are a lot of people who will be able to get the help that they need when they come into the office, and then they can learn what they need to learn when they are talking to the dentist. They can get any procedure that they need, and they can get help with the things that make the most sense for them. You can do braces that are going to help you fix your teeth, or you can just get something that is invisible that no one will see.

Different Types of Artificial Nails

There are numerous several types of artificial nails, including acrylic, wraps, gel, and press-on nails. Some salons could have specialty nail applications as well, such as for example “Diamond Dust” nails. Both have different compositions, techniques, and costs involved. Although fake nails may stand up to extra abuse than natural nails, it’s still important to take care of your nails right. This implies proper hand and nail care, including not utilizing your fingernails as tools.

1. Acrylic Nails:

Acrylic nails are certainly one of the most used types and certainly are a standard for sale in most salons. Following the nail is slightly roughened; chemicals are placed on form the acrylic nail. First, a liquid compound, a monomer, is placed on the nail, followed by way of a polymer powder. After the chemicals are applied and dried, they form a piercing nail which can be shaped into the required length and style. Acrylic nails can last about a couple of weeks before needing filled.

Pros:

  1. These are widely available.
  2. If removed properly, they might not be very damaging to the natural nail.
  3. One of many longest lasting and most durable forms of artificial nails.
  4. One of the very most affordable methods.

Cons:

  1. There’s a chance of nails being weakened or damaged from the filing ahead of application.
  2. If not properly applied, they could appear thick and unnatural.
  3. Yellowing infection is achievable if nails aren’t properly maintained and water becomes trapped beneath the nails.

2. Gel Nails:

Gel nails are formed through the use of a premixed, liquid chemical gel which will be then set under a UV lamp. The warmth and light “cure” the nails them to be shaped and styled as desired. Non-UV gels are formed by yet another chemical activator on the gel.

Pros:

  1. Many consider gel nails more natural looking.
  2. Application doesn’t involve as much fumes and odors as acrylics.
  3. Involves less injury to natural nail.
  4. Clear, shiny, non-yellowing finish.

Cons:

  1. Usually higher priced than acrylics.
  2. May be expensive to maintain.
  3. Cannot be removed by chemical means; they should grow out and be filed down for removal.

3. Wraps Nails:

Nail wraps tend to be used as the strategy of preference for repairing broken fingernails or nail tips. They’re also useful for nail extensions and to strengthen nail tips. Fine layers, typically of silk, linen, tissue, or fiber, are pre-shaped and attached with the nail employing nail glue.

Pros:

  1. Doesn’t cause much injury to the natural nails.
  2. Excellent method for nail repair.
  3. Low maintenance.

Cons:

  1. Might not withstand the maximum amount of wear as other forms of artificial nails.
  2. Linen is a tougher wrap, but even offers a larger and less natural appearance.
  3. The nails aren’t removed by chemical; they should grow out and reapplied.

4. Press-On Nails:

Not just a typically within nail salons, press-on nails certainly are a “quick-fix” artificial nail solution. They is found in practically any department or drugstore in many different colors, shapes, and sizes. They abide by the nail by a form of two-sided tape that sticks to the false nail and the nail plate.

Pros:

  1. Inexpensive.
  2. Quick and an easy task to apply.
  3. Suitable for an instant solution when you really need great nails and almost no time to attend the salon.

Cons:

1.Very temporary.

2. Withstand little pressure or wear.

3. May look obviously fake if closely inspected.