Friday, February 24, 2017

Vary the Effects of Your Liquid Foundation With Just Two Tools!

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Change the tool--and change your look!

Our complexions change periodically due to the seasons or what’s going on internally in our bodies.  As a result, the look we are trying to achieve from our foundation might some thought to meet the new demands of our face.  Instead of replacing a current foundation, altering our makeup tools can often do the same thing.

For instance, a sponge or beauty blender is what you need to create a sheer look.  Being porous, the sponge, however, sucks up more foundation than your fingers or a brush unlike a beauty blender, which absorbs less. Therefore, lightly dab that loaded sponge or blender and press the foundation into the skin slowly until you get the desired coverage.  Blotting gives you better control of the foundation that you’re laying down. The technique is also much better than using a sweeping motion with your sponge, which can leave streaks of the foundation on your face. 

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Here’s a DIY Hair Recipe That Can Really Rev Up That Shine!

All you need are three simple ingredients to help boost that shine. 

The first thing that I noticed when my friend stopped by the other day was her new shorter cut along with much glossier hair than ever.  When I asked what conditioner she was using, she just started chuckling before sharing  it was something she learned from a co-worker when she made the same observation about that woman’s hair.

You don’t really need many ingredients to whip this hair mask up.  Most are probably in your kitchen anyway.

Kelly’s Glossy DIY Hair Mask

2 egg whites
1 tablespoon olive oil
½ ripe, mashed avocado

What you do is to combine the three ingredients before applying to your hair.  Make sure to wrap in a shower cap or a towel because this is messy.  Once you finish, leave this mixture in for about 20-30 minutes before rinsing out and shampooing as usual.

Try this DIY fix because what it does for hair beauty is amazing!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Beauty Box 5 February 2017 Review

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Beauty Box 5 February 2017 is all about lip beauty.

Beauty Box 5 for February 2017 centers around making most of your lips for all those Valentine kisses. Aptly named with the theme of Put Your Best Kiss Forward, this new collection of beauty loot can help make those lips even more beautiful.

For those unfamiliar with how this beauty box subscription works, then listen up.  Each box has five beauty products with some being full-size while others are samples for just $12 a month with free shipping. You can find cosmetics, skin and hair care products, nail polishes, beauty tools to fragrances along with a card about the products that always revolve around a certain theme.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Rimmel The Only 1 Matte Lipstick Line Review + Swatches!

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Starting on the left is 200 Salute, then 120 Call the Shots, 800 Run the Show, 600 Keep It Coral, 810 The Matte Factor, 110 Leader of the Pink, 500 Take the Stage, 610 High Flyer, 700 Trendsetter, and ending with 750 Look Who's Talking on the right.

Rimmel fans of the Only 1 Lipstick line will be pleased that the company has recently released a new matte finish version.  The Only 1 Matte Lipsticks offer just as much fantastic pigment power only in 10 velvety shades that you’ll want to take a look at.  

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Going from left to right is 200, 810, 800, 610, 600, 110, 120, 750, 500, and ending with 700 near my wrist.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Recipe: Banana Bread Lovers, You Got to Taste My Incredible Protein Packed Banana-Oat Bread!

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This makes a delectable protein-rich banana bread with more of a muffin-like texture.

Today, I have a really wonderful recipe to share when you have overly ripe bananas that you don’t want to waste.  Unlike a typical texture of banana bread, my recipe has a lighter texture and added food value from the addition of uncooked rolled oats along with extra vanilla that when combined give a delicious flavor of how those ingredients play off the goodness of those bananas. 

Furthermore, you won’t find an easier recipe.  My Protein Packed Banana-Oat Bread involves just mixing by hand, smashing the bananas and adding the ingredients in stages to combine through before baking.  What can be better than that you may ask?  The answer is simple–-eating it!

Sunday, February 19, 2017

What Else to Look for When Considering a New Foundation for Ultimate Beauty Happiness!

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This beauty doesn't take chances with her perfect complexion when it comes to products.

Start with a formula that is geared to your skin type.  Naturally, you’ll want one capable of doing more for your complexion just than evening out your skin tone or hiding flaws. Therefore, when shopping you may want to check those foundations for the advantages of extra skin care benefits before purchasing.

The number one thing that is essential is a foundation with SPF of at least 15, but optimally SPF 30 or higher.

Antioxidants like vitamins A, C and E and skin-loving ingredients like hyaluronic acid, algae, peptides, grapeseed and coconut oils among others can help protect against free radicals and moisturize. If your complexion tends to be oily, then an ingredient such as kaolin can better keep the shine to a minimum.

Though as wonderful as those anti-aging treatment foundations may be, there is something that you should remember.  Layering your skin care products, which also might have anti-aging ingredients could backfire to irritate when those technically advanced ingredients meet on your face.  For example, retinol is commonly found in such foundations, but it can cause a photosensitivity of the skin.  This is why retinol in your skin care products is ideally used before you go to bed.

Furthermore, how can you expect the same extent of skin care results just from one foundation product, despite a hefty price? I'm talking about longer lasting help such as with lifting and firming of sagging or wrinkled skin once that treatment foundation comes off.  

Therefore, give some thought first and read those labels carefully before trusting your complexion completely to that anti-aging treatment foundation over separate makeup and skin care products, especially if your skin is on the sensitive side.  

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Knowing the Proper Amount of Hair Styling Products to Use Could Give Better Hair Days!

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As one that takes her hair seriously, this beauty knows how important these styling guidelines are.

Beautiful, manageable hair is what we always are striving for when we play with our hair. Sometimes though, the outcome of our finished style can be disappointing like when your hair refuses to do what you need and you end up overloading the product.  Instead of helping with texture, you ruin the look.  However, you can save yourself some grief according to a few hair stylists I talked to using these recommended amounts. 

If a serum is a hair staple to you, then stick with a small, dime-size amount.

Cream styling products are ones that you can use a bit more of, figure the size of a quarter. This amount will give you more than enough control regardless of short, medium or even long hair.

You might prefer wax products.  Being the case, a nickle size amount is all that you should be applying. 

Gels are styling products that you can apply more liberally.  Think of the size of a silver dollar when you measure some out.

Mousse products are ones that you can have the most freedom with when dispensing.  Pump out enough to practically fill the palm of your hand.

Regardless of the form of styling product, here is a way that you can double check if you got the amount right in case you forget.  What you do is measure out the product and rub it in the palm of your hand to warm it first.  If it starts dripping and making a mess, then stop and wipe some off before taking your hands to your head since you used too much.  Keep this in mind and you will stay beautiful!

Friday, February 17, 2017

One ‘n Only Argan Oil Treatment and Argan Oil Hydrating Mask Review

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These two One 'n Only Argan Oil hair products run about $10.

My hair falls victim to heat styling tools, products and hair coloring that can rob it of moisture, shine and give it a hard feel when touched.  Therefore, I make it a point to regularly condition.  I had never tried any of the Argan Oil hair line from One ‘n Only, but wanted to see how these two hair repair products would treat my own thick, normal textured hair as well as my mother’s coarse, wiry textured hair for coaxing our hair beauty back.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Some Simple Calming Ways to Stay Focused When Stressed

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This beauty is redirecting her stress instead of concentrating on it.

The reality is stress is a part of life.  Regardless of how well adjusted you may be, but everyone is subject to experiencing this emotion at times.  The challenge is not letting it dictate our lives, but instead channeling that energy elsewhere.  Below are some a few helpful methods that could make all the difference for smoother sailing for your mental well-being during those rough times.