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How to wear perfumes and colognes for a lasting scent

Always apply perfume before putting on your clothes and jewelry.

Some fragrances will leave permanent stains on fabrics, metals, and pearls. (If you want to risk perfuming your clothing – say, spraying some scent on a scarf – be sure to test it on a hidden area of the fabric first, and spray lightly).

Home care tips after waxing

Why wax Control of excessive sweat – the more hair you have under your arms , the more the sweat Helps get rid of hair that may inhibit dirt – some hair when left for too long they turn color Exfoliates the skin providing for ultra smooth and silky skin – It takes longer for hair to grow after waxing compared to shaving – the rate of re growth can vary for each individual and the efficiency of how the procedure was carried out. When we shave, hair is cut at the surface of the skin, where as when we wax, hair is removed the root. It’s perfect for sensitive skin – sensitive skin reacts to shaving and use of depilatory creams Safer than shaving – shaving might leave blunt hair, while waxing removes hair from the root. Shaving lead to hair growing in different directions Home care tips after waxing Wear loose clothing – air needs to penetrate through Have only lukewarm showers and baths. The treated is still sensitive and needs care to avoid skin reaction Refrain from applying antiperspirants, deodorant or perfume products to the area for at least 48 hours. Might lead to burning sensation andRead More…

Dress to impress: Your most important accessory

Think of that first date. You spent two weeks thinking about what to wear and then four hours dressing up and Just before you leave you remember to splash on some perfume without paying much attention to it. You meet up and after that gentle hug he remarks “you smell great”… I bet you wore that same perfume on every consequent date and the hugs seemed to last just a tad bit longer than the last time. You are planning for your great day. You will be the star and all the focus will be on you. You have everything ready: the dress, bridesmaid, groomsmen, colours, theme, reception, music, venue. What about that one thing that no one sees? But to me, the most important accessory to own is a fragrance. Anyone who knows me at Ralph Lauren knows when I’ve walked in or out of a room. Your fragrance is invisible and mysterious, yet very powerful – Chris Collins Sense of smell triggers memory. That’s the effect a great fragrance can have on individuals. According to Ms. Jordan Gaines Lewis, a Ph.D. Candidate in neuroscience at Penn State college of Medicine, “The reason why sense of smell triggers soRead More…

Reasons You Should Consider Wearing Bamboo Socks

Most people refer to bamboo as a type of wood that is used in making furniture. Rarely would people associate bamboo with clothes let alone socks but what they do not know is that, bamboo as a fabric is to cotton what cashmere is to wool…soft, luxurious and comfortable. Bamboo socks are woven from natural viscose bamboo fiber and then woven with other fiber such as nylon and spandex and unlike other socks in the market they contain some intrinsic properties that make bamboo socks a healthy, durable and cost effective option. Here are five reasons why the next time you shop for socks, you should insist on bamboo socks. FIRST, BAMBOO FIBER IS HYPOALLERGENIC. That means bamboo socks are not likely to cause an allergic reaction. For people who are prone to allergic reactions from skin – fabric contact, bamboo socks are inevitably their best option. SECONDLY, BAMBOO FIBER HAS A SMOOTH AND ROUND STRUCTURE. Therefore, its socks are soft and none irritating to sensitive skin so that they feel just like silk next to your skin. However, for the individuals with chemical sensitivities it is good to exercise caution because most of the bamboo fiber is processed usingRead More…

Benefits of Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil has become an important part of many skin care products. The reason why they have been used extensively in face washers, lotions and dandruffs is because of the presence of natural contents capable of providing amazing benefits. Let’s have a look at its natural properties that helps in dealing with problems related to our skin and hair Treatment of acne: Strong antibacterial properties make them a perfect home remedy for acne. Promotes hair growth: A mix of tea tree oil along with carrier oil can do wonders for the health of hair. Curing dandruff: Few drops of tea tree oil with a good quality shampoo is found to be effective in getting rid of dandruffs. Moisturizer for skin: Mixture of tea tree oil with a carrier like almond oil can provide lasting relief from skin related problems. Foot care: Antibacterial and anti-fungal properties makes them a perfect foot care remedy capable of fighting against infections. These are some of the many benefits provided by tea tree oil, it is their antiseptic properties that makes them a wonderful remedial measure for many of the skin related problems. However since tea tree oil is very strong and should notRead More…

Skin Care Tips for your Face

 1. Keep your skin free of buildup by using a gentle cleanser in the morning and at night. When cleansing your face, do so gently in upward motion stokes – do not tug, pull or scrub too hard to prevent irritation. 2. Freshen up your skin with a toner containing ingredients that suit your skin type. 3. Indulge your skin and keep it hydrated with a moisturizer that is compatable with your skin type. Make sure your daytime moisturizer contains SPF to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays. 4. Treat yourself to an at-home-facial 2 to 3 times a week. Use a mild cleanser, then exfoliate with a gentle scrub that contains exfoliants that are round and non-abrasive. 5. Apply a facial mask after exfoliating. Rinse off thoroughly and get a good night’s sleep!

How to Use Rosemary essential oil to Promoting Hair Growth

Regular use of rosemary oil helps stimulate follicles, making hair grow longer and faster. It is also believed that essential oil slows down premature hair loss and graying of the hair. 1. Daily Shampooing For nourishing your hair on a daily basis add rosemary essential oil to your shampoo or conditioner. Use 10-12 drops of oil for every 30 ml of shampoo or conditioner. 2. Hot Oil Treatment Once or Twice a Week Once a week use a hot oil treatment for your hair and scalp. Mix a few tablespoons of a carrier oil (such as almond oil, jojoba or castor etc) and a few drops of rosemary essential oil (about 3-4 drops of rosemary oil to one tablespoon of carrier oil) in a small glass jar that can be sealed. Place the jar in a bowl of hot water until the oil is warm. Gradually massage the entire amount using your fingertips into your dry scalp for several minutes. Make sure to apply a little blend down the length of your hair until the ends. Wrap your hair with plastic wrap or plastic shower cap, and then cover it with a very warm damp towel. Replace with another warmRead More…

Tea Tree Oil for Dry, Flaky, Oily, Itchy Scalp, Dandruff Treatment

Tea tree essential oil is a powerful antibacterial agent which helps treat problems that affect the scalp such as dandruff, acne and dry, flaky skin. Unlike scalp products that often contain the harsher benzoyl peroxide, tea tree oil cleanses and moisturizes without drying skin out. As an antibacterial you can use tea tree oil to cleanse away any build up on your scalp. This build up can dry out your scalp and cause dandruff. In fact many of the scalp treatments that use tea tree oil can also be used to treat skin that is dry and  irritated from shaving and harsh shaving products.  A simple hot oil treatment on the scalp using tea tree oil can cleanse and moisturize without damaging side effects. Massaging the scalp with a tea tree oil treatment will reduce the inflammation that prevents hair growth by stimulating blood flow. These types of scalp treatments, however, should not contain just tea tree oil as that can cause scalp irritation and dryness.  You should mix it with carrier oils, water and other substances as you will see in the recipes that follow. Tea Tree essential Oil for curing dandruff Choose a gentle shampoo without strong smellRead More…

Introduction to essential oils

Essential oils are natural oil extracts from plants. They do have healing and therapeutic properties and have been used for centuries in medicine, cosmetics, aromatherapy and in many other fields.  How essential oils are extracted There are several methods for extracting oils and aromatic substances from plant materials. Strictly speaking, essential oils are those extracted through distillation or expression. These two methods ensure that all the essential oil is not lost or changed in composition Distillation This is the most widely used method and the most economical. Expertise is needed to make sure all essential oil is collected and the composition is not changed. Some plants are distilled immediately after harvesting, while others are left for days or even dried before extraction.   In this method of essential oil extraction, the plant material is heated, either by placing it directly in water and bringing it to boil or passing steam through the plant material. The heat caused the cells of the plant material to burst open and release the essential oils. The essential oil molecules and steam are carried along a pipe and channeled through a cooling tank, where they cool down and are collected in a vat. The liquidRead More…

New Year Beauty Resolutions

1. I will work on my inner beauty. Beauty comes from within. Yes. What and how you think (altitude) and what you eat.  How you take care of you body. a)      Think – You are what you are and you are where you are because of what has gone into your mind. You change what you are and you change where you are by changing what goes into your mind. Attitude, not Aptitude, determines Altitude. Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will. You will think positive and talk positive. This will improve your confidence, lead you to achieve greater things and have great relationships. Learn how to cope with stress and you will have a better experience at work and in your ralationships Do you see the beauty in that? b)      Body. Our bodies are what we eat. A balanced diet will lead to better health and great skin.  Drink enough water. Rest. Sleep 6-8 hours a night. Exercise – Start with small manageable steps. This could be as easy as doing 10 star jumps every day, using the stairs instead of the lift, walking short distances instead of using a vehicle etc. 2.  IRead More…

Caring for Your Oily Skin

Oily facial skin characterized by skin that looks shiny surface, especially when you wake up in the morning. Makeup on Oily skin usually fades faster because the oil glands of the face are always active, day or night. The pores appear larger and the skin is prone to accumulation of blackheads around the nostrils. Oily skin is also more prone to acne. Unfortunately, the excess oil on the face cannot be eliminated because it is inborn. Even so, you can minimize it by setting a good diet, for example, avoid fried and multiply eating vegetables and fruit. Wash your face twice a day, every day with a good skin cleanser. This is the easiest way to get clear skin and prevent blemishes, since dirt is easily attracted to oily skin. Do not wash more than this though–if you do, you are going to strip too much oil from your skin and that will only make things worse. If you are wearing makeup, make sure to use a makeup remover before you wash your face. Wet your face with warm water, cleanse, and then rinse with cold water. When choosing a face wash, look for one that contains salicylic acid. FollowingRead More…

Using tea tree to promote hair growth

Tea tree is a natural remedy that promotes hair growth by dealing with hair/scalp related issues that may lead to hair loss, removes dead cell and unblock hair follicles.  It moisturizes hair and keeps the scalps free from bacterial and fungal infections. Using 100% pure tea tree essential oil at home for hair growth is easy.  Below are some of the ways you can use tea tree oil to promote hair growth. Please note that it’s not advisable to use pure tree oil directly on your scalp as it may lead to irritation or allergic reactions. 1.  Tea Tree Oil with Carrier Oil This process is used for hair growth, hair loss, head lice, itchiness, dandruff, and dryness. Carrier oils include avocado oil, olive oil, almond oil, vegetable oil, and jojoba oil. Tea tree oil mixed with a carrier oil clears dandruff and fights fungus. This combination moisturizes and nourishes hair, adding a protective layer resistant to toxins and promoting hair growth.     Mix 10 drops of warm tea tree oil and 1 teaspoon of any carrier oil.     Apply to the scalp and gently massage for 5 – 10 minutes.     Wrap head in a hot towel to open clogged pores.     Leave for 10 –Read More…

Using tea tree to promote hair growth

Tea tree is a natural remedy that promotes hair growth by dealing with hair/scalp related issues that may lead to hair loss, removes dead cell and unblock hair follicles.  It moisturizes hair and keeps the scalps free from bacterial and fungal infections. Using 100% pure tea tree essential oil at home for hair growth is easy.  Below are some of the ways you can use tea tree oil to promote hair growth. Please note that it’s not advisable to use pure tree oil directly on your scalp as it may lead to irritation or allergic reactions. 1.  Tea Tree Oil with Carrier Oil This process is used for hair growth, hair loss, head lice, itchiness, dandruff, and dryness. Carrier oils include avocado oil, olive oil, almond oil, vegetable oil, and jojoba oil. Tea tree oil mixed with a carrier oil clears dandruff and fights fungus. The combination moisturizes and nourishes hair, adding a protective layer resistant to toxins and promoting hair growth.     Mix 10 drops of warm tea tree oil and 1 teaspoon of any carrier oil.     Apply to the scalp and gently massage for 5 – 10 minutes.     Wrap head in a hot towel to openRead More…

Why you should be diffusing essential oils

Diffusing essential oils can lead to relaxation, better health, improved productivity and better sleep Relaxation Essential oils can help you unwind at the end of a tough day.  Diffusing chamomile, lavender and clary sage can help your mind and body relax. Better Mood Let’s face it, sometimes we feel sad, low and depressed and can’t just find how to change that.  Using your diffuser with either  orange, jasmine, rose, scotch pine, sandalwood, vanilla will lift up your spirits, set a great atmosphere for meeting and social events. Ylang Ylang is known to improve libido. In Indonesia,brides are known to enter their bridal suite beds covered with ylang ylang flowers. So when you need to set that mood during date night, you might consider diffusing Ylang Ylang essential oil. Improved Health Diffusing essential oils such as tea tree, sage, rosemary, grapefruit, lemon, thyme, eucalyptus, peppermint at home or at work is a wonderful means of keeping cold, flu and other air born diseases at bay. Most essential oils have powerful microbial properties and when diffused into the air they get rid of harmful pathogens. Essential oils can be used to boost your immune system. Essential oils like eucalyptus citriodora and citronellaRead More…

Could You be Wearing the Wrong Bra Size?

In this post we look at the signs that show you could be wearing the wrong bra, starting from the band, cups and lastly the straps. BRA BAND 1.  The band cuts into your skin. If the band digs into you and creates back-fat bulges or red marks on your torso, it’s too tight and you need to move up a band size. 2.  You can pull the band more than a couple of inches away from your back. If you can pull the band back that far, it’s too loose and you need to move down a band size. 3.  Straps Leaving Marks – The bra straps are cutting into your shoulders. The bra band’s responsible for providing 80% of the support for your bust.  The straps should only be doing 20% of the work.  If the straps are digging into you, they’re shouldering too much of the burden.  Your band is likely too large and you need to move down a band size.  Making this change will allow the band to do its fair share of the “support.” 4.  The band doesn’t lie parallel to the ground. If it’s curved or riding up on your back, it’s tooRead More…

Dress to Impress : The anatomy of a well cut suit

A Well Tailored Suit Is To Women What Lingerie Is To Men Wearing a suit that is not well cut for you can make you look worse than when you would have gone without a suit. Below are the key areas you should look at when making/buying the suit The Fit of Your Trousers Make sure that the waistline of your trousers is comfortable and that you can stick two fingers into the waist while youre wearing them. And as far as pleats are concerned, it’s usually a personal preference. However, as a general rule, pleats are better for those with larger tummies and not a good idea for those who are thin. This is because a flat front trousers accentuate your tummy if you have one and pleats help cover it up. And conversely, pleats make a skinny guy look even skinnier, and not in a good way. The Hem on Your Trouser Nothing says sloppy more than a pile of fabric at your ankle. Your pants should reach your shoes and have a slight break. Cuffed or uncuffed is your choice, but keep in mind that cuffless makes you look taller if you happen to be a littleRead More…

Scents of Seduction

This system, known as the “old brain” oversees instinctive responses like emotional, sexual and aggressive behaviors. And some scents – like jasmine, vanilla and ylang ylang – may stimulate the release of neurochemicals that trigger sexual response. In addition, our personal preference of seductive scents may be influenced by pheromones, barely visible scent molecules that travel through perspiration. Pheromones, from the Greek pherein “to carry” and hormon “to excite” – play a powerful role in socio-sexual communication. There’s a logical explanation for scent’s powerful effect on romantic feelings. The olfactory lobe of the brain is part of the limbic system, the same area that produces sexual desires. When buying a perfume  this Valentine’s, consider a fragrance that contains one of the following notes Ginger Theres nothing like spicy, exotic-smelling ginger to make you feel sexy. Try a fragrance with ginger if youre feeling low energy and need a bit of warmth to spice up your mood. Shop for fragrance containing ginger here Rose As an essential oil, its luxurious and sweet with intense floral notes. It has soothing properties that can help you relax after a long, stressful day. Rose can also make you feel both frisky and feminine. ShopRead More…

Using Lemon as a Deodorant

Enter The Lemon You can use lemon as deodorant. Lemon is acidic. Thats where its powers in how to use lemon as a deodorant lay. How to Cut a lemon in half. When you get out of the shower, make sure you dry off completely. Gently rub the lemon into your armpits.   Using lemon as deodorant isnt just a quick fix. Its more of a way to “condition” your underarms to stop smelling bad. How it works When you use lemon as deodorant, you are saturating your underarm Apocrine Glands with the acidic juices. Your Apocrine glands are the ones responsible for creating the foul odor. Apocrine glands release secretions from inside the body. Bacteria is naturally attracted to these secretions before they leave your body. When the bacteria release toxins and waste into these secretions, it gives the secretions a foul odor. By using lemons as deodorant, the citric acid neutralizes the bacteria in the secretions .

Applying Lip Gloss the Proper Way

The proper application to keep the lip gloss to looking its best throughout the day is to apply lipstick and then blot. Later, apply a layer of lip powder and a second coat of color. Lastly, apply gloss to complete the look. An issue that often comes up is applying a lip gloss that is too shiny. Tone down over glossed lips by placing a piece of tissue paper against the lips and press loose powder through the paper it instantly reduces the shine. Transform your lip make up from a matte day look to a glossy night look by keeping your own lips moisturized with creamy lipstick.

Skin Care for Dry Skin

Start moisturizing your skin from the inside. Water helps remove skin dulling toxins from your system.Drink at least eight glasses of water a day to keep your skin well hydrated; eat a high-quality diet rich in fruits and vegetables; and limit sun exposure. Avoid the use of tap water when cleansing dry skin. Tap water contains deposits that dry the skin. And never, ever use hot water. Use mineral water to freshen your face. Dont use a washcloth-a rough texture can irritate. In the morning, apply a spray of mineral water on your skin misted on with a plant sprayer. (Do not use a sprayer that had been used for spraying chemicals.) Lightly pat dry  . Avoid rubbing yourself dry with a towel, which can whisk away essential oils needed for moisture. Moistening with water, then applying a thin film of air-excluding moisturizer, restores the suppleness of the dry skin. Follow a bath or a shower with a mild application of baby oil. Massage your face with home-made nourishing cream every night before retiring. Be generous with the cream in the areas surrounding the eyes, where crows feet exist.   *Crows feet are tiny lines that develop within the delicate,Read More…

Caring For Your Delicate Eye Area

Certain moisturizers that swell up are not be applied. Separate eye creams/gels are a must if you suffer with puffy or ageing eyes. Hold a metal spoon under cold running water for a few minutes and then gently press it onto the eye area to soothe, cool and reduce swelling. Cucumber slices are good one for reducing puffiness and soothing tired, sore eyes. Hemorrhoid creams containing sharks liver oil or yeast applied to the puffy area, they’re good are for reducing swelling. Soak used tea bags in cold water for around ten minutes (making sure they are really cool) and place them on the puffy area. Start at the outside of the eye and roll them gently inwards. Elevate your head when you sleep to encourage fluid to drain away from the eye area. Place a slice of raw potato underneath your eyes. The potassium in them counteracts dark circles. Diet, again! Avoid salty food which can cause fluid retention

Preventing Dry Lips

The skin on your lips is pretty unique in and of itself. Most of the skin on your face has around 16 opaque layers of cells, both dead and alive. Your lips, on the other hand, have just three layers of skin and are actually translucent. The lips get their characteristic reddish color from the subsurface layer. The capillaries packed into the mucous membrane layer of your lips push close to the skin on the surface of your lips, revealing the blood. Push your lips tight together in a mirror and then release the pressure. They go from a light skin color back to red again as the blood returns to the capillaries. Don’t lick. Licking may moisturize lips for a moment . As the saliva evaporates, it dehydrates the lips further, leaving the lips drier. Drink Plenty of Water Dehydration often plays a big role in dry lips. Ensuring that you drink enough water on a daily basis can help keep your lips from getting dry in the first place. As our bodies dehydrate, cells of all varieties — including skin cells like those that compose the lips — dry out. Replenishing your body with water rehydrates those cellsRead More…

Cleaning and tightening pores using egg white face mask

Egg white face mask is an excellent way to tighten the pores and also gives temporary lift to your face. Even though it is a bit smelly, it is inexpensive and easy The white of an egg can be beaten until fluffy and applied to the face as a mask. Egg white has a tightening effect and clears impurities from the skin. It is beneficial to all skin types. How to:- Separate egg whites and yolk, and beat the egg white until it is fluffy. Make sure skin in properly cleansed. Rise with warm water to open up the pores. Apply a thin layer of egg white on the face. Apply it all over your face in circular upward motion. Let it sit for 15-20 minutes. It should be dry and hard. Leave it to dry and then rinse with warm water. Wash it off with warm water. Apply a moisturizer suitable for your skin type for healthy and supple skin. Benefits:- Regular application of egg white mask shrinks skin pores thereby prevents accumulation of dirt in pores. It puts an end to pimple and acne breakouts. It is said that egg white face mask for acne scars is veryRead More…

What is Your Skin Type?

Knowing what your skin type is means you can focus on skincare that is beneficial for your skin Your skin type is determined by how much — or how little — oil your skin produces. Genetics , your diet , stress , medication and even how you take care of your skin determine how much oil your skin produces. There’s no point in spending money on skin-care products if they are not suitable for your particular skin type and if you don’t know what skin type you are, how can you be sure you’re using the right products. Knowing your skin type will help you pick the right product s for your skin and helps you to provide your skin with the best care. There are five basic skin care types: Oily: Oily skin tends to shiny with enlarged pores, and is prone to blackheads and blemishes. You might experience some tightness. Combination: This skin type has medium pores, a smooth and even texture, good circulation, healthy color, dry to normal on the cheeks and around the eye area while being oily in the t-zone (the area that stretches from the forehead down to the nose and chin) . Sensitive:Read More…

Dealing With Razor Bumps

Razor bumps most often occur when the skin is not moisturized enough prior to shaving. Those with naturally coarse or curly hair tend to suffer from razor bumps more than those with fine hair, as the hair shaft is cut off at an angle and then irritates the surrounding skin as it curls. Using a blunt razor can also contribute to razor bumps as well as shaving too often. A dirty razor blade that introduces bacteria into the skin also can be the culprit for razor bumps. Razor bumps frequently lead to ingrown hairs and sometimes even infection if not treated properly. People with particularly sensitive skin can have it further irritated by lotions or creams meant to soothe after the onset of razor bumps. Frequent razor bumps can lead to acne by clogging the pores and scarring if razor bumps are not treated promptly or if theyre allowed to become infected. Men experience razor bumps on their facial and neck areas since they shave frequently, although women are likely to experience problems in the underarm and bikini areas. PREVENTION The following steps may reduce your chance of suffering from razor bumps: Make sure to get your hair very wetRead More…

Preparing for your bridal makeup trial

The trial session not only allows you to meet the makeup artist but also address and prepare for any beauty or skin issues you may be dealing with prior to the wedding. It is important for you to let your makeup artist know of any allergies to ingredients or products you may have Why a makeup trial? This is the time to choose the exact look you want for your wedding day.  Once you see the look on yourself, you may change your mind.  You may communicate what you “see” and picture in your mind and the makeup artist may hear the description and interpret it differently, which is why it is best to always come to your trials with photos of makeup you like. The trial allows the makeup artist to not only meet you, but also address and prepare for any beauty or skin issues you may be dealing with prior to the wedding.  When to have the makeup trial? I recommend bridal makeup trials to  be done at least 6-8 weeks to  the wedding. Try doing your trial on a day when you have something special going on, such as a date with your soon-to-be hubby, party etc. Read More…

Choosing the right fragrance

How do you pick which is right for you? Perfume is a very personal choice. What suits one person may not suit another. Not only do fragrances need to reflect the personality of the wearer but they smell different on everyone as they mix with your natural oils and acids on your skin. Perfumes are generally categorised in eight different areas, so once you know what category you like best you can narrow your search down. 1) Floral – By far the largest and most popular category. An accord of different floral notes including Rose, Carnation, Jasmine, Gardenia and Orange Blossom. It easily combines with any other family, flowery perfumes are universally loved. This also includes the single flower compositions such as rose, jasmine, tuberose, lily of the valley or ylang ylang. Think Christian Dior Jadore, Gucci Eau De ParfumII and Britney Spears Curious. 2) Flowery Aldehydic – These fragrances are often described as a little powdery. These are quite soft although the aldehydes add sparkle to flowery notes. Think Chanel No5, Carolina Herrera 212 and Bvlgary Omnia Cristalline. 3) Citrus – This fragrance group is light, tangy, refreshing and uplifting. The light, fresh characters of the citrus notes (lime,Read More…

How to Apply Eye Makeup in Simple Steps

   1.  Prep your eyes with concealer:Concealer can be used to cover up under-eye. To cover dark undereye circles, apply three dots of concealer under each eye. Start at the inner corner where skin tends to be darkest, then under the pupil and the third on the outer edge. Pat, never rub with your ring finger (this finger tends to have the softest pad) until it disappears.    2.  Apply eye base to your lid: Eye base is the secret to keeping your shadow in place for hours. Without properly priming your lid first, your eyeshadow will likely end up a greasy line in your crease.    3. Follow with eyeliner: Dark eyeshadows work great as eyeliners. Wet a slanted brush, then dip in a dark eyeshadow. Line eyes as close to the upper lashes as possible from the inner corner to the outer corner. Follow with liner on bottom eyes, but only line from the middle of the eye out. Smudge the bottom line with a Q-tip or your finger. You don’t want a prominent line. For a smokey eye, use a brush to pat in a dark eyeshadow along the upper lid and below the lid. You don’tRead More…

Duties of Bridesmaids

An elated bride to be calls and informs you that she wants you to be in her lineup as a bridesmaid.  Your reaction? “Awww. I am so touched!”  Then you realize you that apart from looking good at the wedding, you have no idea what your main responsibilities are.  While in modern times a bridesmaid is expected to assist with anything the bride requests or needs, apparently her duties were of a more serious, if not at least supernatural, nature in earlier days. A custom once existed where maidens dressed similarly to the bride would accompany her as her protectors on her way to the grooms village. This would deflect spurned suitors from kidnapping the bride or from stealing her dowry. Roman law once required witnesses to come to weddings in order to confuse evil spirits as to the identity of the bride and groom. This meant that female wedding attendants came to a marriage ceremony in garments akin to the brides, while male wedding attendants – the forebears of ushers – wore attire that resembled the grooms own clothing. This supposedly threw off bad luck that could be directed towards an easily identifiable bride and groom. In modern times,Read More…

Benefits of using Jojoba Oil for your skin

What does Jojoba Oil do for Skin? Jojoba oil has many beneficial cosmetic uses. It is easily absorbed by the skin, and does not leave behind an oily residue. Jojoba oil is often used to soften the skin, providing all day moisture and protection. The incredible moisturizing effects of jojoba can be used on the face and anywhere on the body where dryness is a problem. It is also a good treatment for acne, possibly because it may fool the body into thinking it has already produced enough oil for the skin. Jojoba Oil for moisturizing and firm skin Used as a moisturizer, jojoba oil will leave skin feeling supple and well-moisturized. It is non-comedogenic so even though the word “oil” is in its name, it cannot clog the pores. In fact, after extended use, jojoba oil is known to make pores appear smaller and skin feel more firm. It is an effective lip balm, sealing moisture in and acting as a barrier against environmental influences. It also acts as both a great make-up base and make-up remover. Jojoba for Wrinkle Treatment In addition to making the skin feel soft and more moisturized, jojoba oil is effective at reducing theRead More…

Choosing a Good Lip Balm

The skin on your lips is pretty unique in and of itself. Most of the skin on your face has around 16 opaque layers of cells, both dead and alive. Your lips, on the other hand, have just three layers of skin and are actually translucent. The lips get their characteristic reddish color from the subsurface layer. The capillaries packed into the mucous membrane layer of your lips push close to the skin on the surface of your lips, revealing the blood. Push your lips tight together in a mirror and then release the pressure. They go from a light skin color back to red again as the blood returns to the capillaries. Don’t lick. Licking may moisturize lips for a moment . As the saliva evaporates, it dehydrates the lips further, leaving the lips drier. Drink Plenty of Water Dehydration often plays a big role in dry lips. Ensuring that you drink enough water on a daily basis can help keep your lips from getting dry in the first place. As our bodies dehydrate, cells of all varieties — including skin cells like those that compose the lips — dry out. Replenishing your body with water rehydrates those cellsRead More…