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How to Look Great at the Gym

By Guest Blogger Diana S.

How to Look Great at the Gym

 

Losing weight and staying fit is tough work and sometimes it’s hard to look your best when you’re covered in sweat from head to toe. But, if looking extra fly will motivate you to work out harder and more often, then you must try to get some new gym wear that will inspire you to hit the treadmill. The right gym clothes will not only make you look amazing but also make your workouts more efficient and easier. So, what to wear, what to wear?

Undergarments

Even though it looks super cute on you, that lace bra and underwear might not be the best gym clothes option. It certainly makes you feel sexy on a date night, but it will only make you feel uncomfortable at the gym. In general, no underwear will be as comfy during exercise as a sports bra and athletic panties. Sports bras provide some extra support, limit breast movement and pain, and typically come in light and breathable materials that help keep your skin dry. Men have it a bit easier here, just make sure your undies are comfortable.

Socks and shoes

Athletic socks should be your number one choice to wear during your workout because they’re made of light, synthetic materials that wick away sweat and don’t scratch your skin. No matter the length you prefer, sporting goods stores have all kind of athletic socks for you. When it comes to shoes, you should choose them according to your preferred activity. For instance, if you love to run, then getting cross trainers is just not a great idea, and if you’re an avid weightlifter, running shoes will not do the job. Don’t be scared to splurge some more money on high-quality shoes, otherwise, you’re risking injuries and all sorts of unwanted side-effects. But, generally, look for shoes that are light, comfortable, keep your feet cool and provide ample support.

Shirts

Both women and men have a wide variety of options here. Ladies usually opt for T-shirts, tank tops, long-sleeved shirts or sweatshirts for the gym. In general, gyms permit all sorts of tank tops, but halter tops and shirts that show excessive cleavage are usually frowned upon. Just to be sure, check your gym’s dress code to ensure which shirts are appropriate. Guys better avoid tiny tank tops, even if you’re a pro bodybuilder. We get it, you have a killer body, but obviously, you have an even bigger ego. Instead, get a high-quality sleeveless shell tank that will show off your arms and hint at your abs just the right amount. And as with all gym clothing, ensure your tops and shirts are made of light, stretchy fabric that keeps you cool and doesn’t limit your mobility. You can also check out some moisture-wicking options.

Pants and shorts

For many women, the only criterion when buying gym pants is that they match with their shirt. But, your foremost priority should always be to find shorts, yoga pants and sweatpants that are light, comfortable and allow a wide range of movements. Some ladies prefer elasticized biking-style shorts, while others favor the comfort and freedom they find in yoga pants. When it comes to the gentlemen, don’t try to make your swim trunks do your gym work. Instead, pick up a few pairs of men’s gym shorts that offer breathability and comfort.

Hair and makeup

If you feel too naked going to the gym without any makeup, then choose a sheer, light foundation, a couple of coats of waterproof mascara and pull your hair out of your face. It’s an easy and functional look that still allows you to look polished at the gym

Now that you know what to wear and what to avoid in the gym, there are no more excuses. Grab your gear and hit those dumbbells.

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Doing These Things Regularly Will Make You A Natural Beauty

Doing These Things Regularly Will Make You A Natural Beauty

If you want to be a natural beauty, you need to make sure you get into a consistent routine. Doing the things in this guide regularly will make you glow from the inside out, not to mention feel great. You’ll soon realise that you don’t need to wear a ton of makeup or spend hours getting ready in the morning to look beautiful. Read on to learn what to do!

Get Your 5 A Day

It’s recommended that we all get 5 portions of fruits and vegetables a day to stay healthy. Not only will it mean health in the long-term, it’ll mean looking and feeling great. Fruit and veggies are a great way to get our fibre intake up, as well as healthy carbs, and more color in our diets! Try to have a portion with each meal, and figure out healthy snacks you can have throughout the day. Fruit salad, vegetable sticks and hummus, and even vegetable rich foods like stews and stir frys are all brilliant examples. If you don’t currently ‘like’ vegetables, commit to trying one new one a week until you find something you like. It can take a little while for your tastes to change, but the more you cut down on junk and eat better, the more you’ll crave better foods.

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Drink 3 Litres Of Water

People don’t tend to drink much water, and this leaves them feeling lethargic, amongst other things. Most people don’t realise that by drinking a large glass of water upon waking each morning, they can feel alert and energised almost right away! Add fruit to water to make it taste better, rather than cordials and things that can have bad ingredients. Drinking water with honey and lemon upon waking is a great alternative to coffee, and many amazing supermodels and celebrities swear by it too!

If you need motivation to drink water, you could download an app that allows you to track your water intake – some fitness trackers allow you to do this too. You can even carry a large bottle with you each day, and mark the times throughout the day on it, aiming to have drank that much by that time. You will eventually be drinking 3 litres of water naturally, and as your body gets used to it you won’t be making as many toilet trips.

Get Active

Getting and staying active will not only help you lead a better quality of life in the long run; it will make you look and feel incredible. You can better maintain and lose weight by staying active, and many people who exercise look younger later on in life. You don’t need to do hardcore workouts for this to be effective. You can simply make sure you walk a lot. Adding more steps throughout the day can be as simple as parking a little further away or taking the stairs rather than the elevator. Swimming, yoga, and pilates are all incredible forms of exercise too. Keep things interesting and varied and you’ll get into a good routine. Once you’re in a routine, it’s really tough to quit!

Eventually, you might feel like trying out a type of exercise that’s a little harder. As long as you always aim to improve, you’re going to look and feel great!

Say Bye To Dead Skin Cells

Dead skin cells can make the skin look dry and rough, on both the face and body. You should get rid of them regularly to make sure you’re glowing. Exfoliation can also keep the blood pumping healthily, as well as reduce lumps and bumps. Read up on reviews of the 10 best exfoliators so you find something that’s suitable for your face and body. The face needs a more gentle product, while the body can afford something a little rougher. There are products out there that aren’t 100% safe, and can actually rip the skin.

Once you’ve found a product that suits you, make sure you get into a frequency that works for you too.

Use A Silk Pillowcase

Silk pillowcases are incredible for all kinds of reasons. When it comes to your hair, they can help to retain moisture and prevent things like split ends from taking place. When it comes to your skin, it’ll reduce drag (unlike cotton pillows) helping you to wake up looking far more refreshed. They are perfect for helping the entire body retain moisture while getting a great night’s rest.

Take Your Vitamins

Vitamins aren’t always necessary; you certainly don’t need to take everything under the sun. However, taking a look at your diet and lifestyle and then selecting vitamins that suit you best is a good way to go about it. For example, if you exercise a lot, taking a fish oil supplement or a vegan alternative will help to keep your joints healthy and lubricated. A multivitamin is a good choice for just about everybody. If you’re a vegan or a vegetarian, make sure you look into suitable supplements, such as B12. Although these diets can have many great benefits on a person and the planet, you don’t want to develop any deficiencies or issues.

Focus On Self Development

Focusing on your own self development is a beautiful thing, and therefore will help to make you a natural beauty. How can you do this? Read books. Take courses. Follow your interests and passions. Don’t get stuck in a rut and become complacent. Being focused on your own development is one of the most incredible, attractive things you can do.

Start Smiling

Just because some of the biggest celebrities in the world refuse to smile doesn’t mean you should too. Smiling is far more attractive than a straight face, so make sure you do it more. The more you smile, the more you should find your mood lifted too! Smiling at a stranger always feels good and will no doubt make you more of a natural beauty.

Do you do some of these things already, or do you have your own routine that you feel makes you naturally beautiful? Leave your thoughts and comments below. Come back soon!

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Symptoms of an Ingrown Toenail and Treatment

By Guest Blogger Jessica M.

Symptoms of an Ingrown Toenail and Treatment

 

Both genders, male and female, may need to face the issue of an ingrown toenail. No one wants to have one simply because of the pain and discomfort that ingrown toenail can bring.

Symptoms of an ingrown toenail

The signs and symptoms of the ingrown toenail can either or all of the following below:

  • The skin that is next to the nail can be swollen, hard or tender.
  • You can feel a pain when you place pressure on your toe.
  • There is fluid building around the toe area.

What are the signs of infection?

Here is the thing, once you see signs or symptoms that you have an ingrown toenail, it is a must that one should have this treated right away. If things get worse, one may experience infection, and the issue will come harder to handle or treat. Signs of infections may either be or all of the below:

  • Redness of the skin. Redness and to add possible swelling of the toe area.
  • A person who has an infected ingrown toenail may experience moderate to heavy pain around their toes.
  • The toe is bleeding and has pus
  • There is an overgrowth of skin surrounding the toe area.
  • A person may feel a bit warmer on the infected area

 

When you need to contact a medical professional

You can try treating your ingrown toenail by using available over the counter medicines or application of home remedies like olive oil etc. Some may leave their feet soaked in warm water for around 15 minutes to 20, four times in a day. But here is a fact, yes, you can try working on it yourself, unfortunately, not all can be treated by making use of simple remedies, some toenail ingrown may need surgery etc. If you avoid visiting a professional and performed wrong treatment to your toenail, then things may get worse.

It is a must that you consult a medical professional in instances that:

  • If in any cases that a person feels severe and extreme discomfort in your toe. The extreme pain may mean graver issue, thus consulting and contacting a medical professional should be done immediately.
  • If the pus and/or redness is spreading, it is a must that you go to your doctor right away.
  • If you have any other condition like diabetes or any cases of poor blood flow to your feet, you should never hesitate to contact a medical professional and avoid self-medications.
  • Foot sore or infection should let you see a medical professional.

 

Treatment options for ingrown toenail

The treatment is dependent on different factors.

Early stages can be treated by:

  • Soaking of foot in warm water that contains salt or antibacterial soap for good number of minutes
  • Drying of foot and making use of the available over the counter antibacterial ointments.
  • Make use of clean dressing to cover the toenail area.
  • Do not cut your nails, wait for few days for nails to grow out then cut it straight across right away.

More severe issues may require one to undergo surgery. The surgery should be performed by medical professionals.

  • The doctor may cut an open infected area with the use of either a needle or a blade to flush out pus.
  • If the ingrown nail is deep, the doctor may require numbing the patient’s toe with the use of local anesthetic and then after, the doctor will remove a vertical strip on the patient’s nail located in the affected area of the toe. After being removed, the nail now has the chance to grow again, this time without an ingrown edge.

Tips to prevent an ingrown toenail

Good news, one can prevent ingrown toenail. There are different tips that you can work on to prevent the growth of ingrown toenails:

  • One should trim their toenails straight across, and ensure that the edges of the nail will not curve in.
  • There are some who are comfortable, cutting their nails too short, thus putting them at higher risk of an ingrown toenail. Avoid cutting nails too short.
  • Avoid wearing too tight shoes, tights or socks.
  • If working in a hazardous environment, it is recommended that one will wear steel-toed boots.

 

Yes, there are toenail fungus remedies’  that can assist one if they experience ingrown toenail, but there is nothing better than preventing it from happening. As the saying goes, “prevention is always better than cure“.

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5 Indicators Why You Might Need Rhinoplasty Revision

By, Dr. Vincent Marin

5 Indicators Why You Might Need Rhinoplasty Revision

Rhinoplasty surgery is one of the most complicated procedures performed in the cosmetic arena. As a result, it is one of the procedures where we see the highest percentage of revisionary surgery. Some surgeons even specialize exclusively in revisionary rhinoplasty surgery alone. Thus, it is very important to do your homework and choose your surgeon wisely to reduce the risk of needing a second operation.

  1. Too much or too little was removed from your nose. Most patients requesting a rhinoplasty surgery want a smaller and more refined nose. In years past, surgeons over aggressively removed cartilage and bone from the nose leaving a pinched appearance with a constricted airway. The situation frequently led to the need for revisionary surgery. Some surgeons who were too conservative also have left too much tissue behind. This is an easier situation to remedy, but still requires a secondary operation. The goal of a successful rhinoplasty is to remove just enough to enhance the appearance of the nose while still providing sufficient support to maintain an open airway. Every patient is different and an experienced surgeon is required to assess the situation and choose the most effective treatment.
  2. Rhinoplasty is a surgery of millimeters – literally. Every millimeter makes a difference in rhinoplasty, and thus even the smallest discrepancy can be evident after surgery. If the nose does not appear perfect on the operating table, or as close to perfect as one can make it, it is likely to become an issue after surgery. Thus, you want to choose a physician who appreciates the intricacy of rhinoplasty surgery.
  3. Scar tissue is frequently the enemy in rhinoplasty. Once a surgeon has finished his/her surgery, they lose control of the operation. What this means is that the presence of scar tissue can distort or pull on the underlying bone and cartilage framework after the surgery is complete. Thus, there can be warping or movement of the tissues as a result of scar tissue contraction. This is normally evident several months after the conclusion of your surgery, and is not normally a result of an improperly performed surgery. If this does occur, frequently a revisionary surgery is required.
  4. You are a perfectionist. We frequently see patients who are requesting a rhinoplasty to be very detailed in their assessment of what is wrong with their nose before surgery. As a result, they frequently will search out any abnormalities, no matter how slight, after surgery. No surgeon can get a perfect result, and almost certainly there will become imperfections in the nose after the conclusion of even the best rhinoplasty. The goal in rhinoplasty is a significant improvement in one’s appearance, better balance and refinement and achieving the patient’s aesthetic goals – not perfection. Thus, it is important to accept this fact prior to undergoing any surgical procedure as we as surgeons do not have magic wands.
  5. You may have chosen the wrong doctor. It is important to make sure that your doctor has significant experience in rhinoplasty surgery. Many doctors, even well trained plastic and facial plastic surgeons, do not get enough experience with rhinoplasty, and as a result, have a higher revision rate. Additionally, your doctor could be either not be Board Certified or Certified in the wrong specialty. In most states, ANYONE who is licensed to perform ANY surgical procedures can legally perform cosmetic surgery – as long as they went to a weekend course, pay a fee and have a couple procedures supervised. Board Certified Plastic Surgeons and Facial Plastic Surgeons rigorously train for 5-7 years to learn the intricacies of these procedures, detailed anatomy, the proper finesse, and the management of any complications.

Do your homework before you decide to have any cosmetic surgical procedure.

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Short Bio: Dr. Vincent Marin is a board certified Plastic Surgeon and the founder of Marin Aesthetics, serving at La Jolla, California and the greater San Diego area. Dr. Marin specializes in cosmetic surgery of the face, nose, breast and body.

Natural Home Remedies for Blemishes

By Guest Blogger Rose Emma

Natural Home Remedies for Blemishes

Blemishes can appear in form of dark spots, skin discoloration and commonly caused by acne. They can occur because some factors such as unhealthy diet, hormonal imbalance, aging, genetics, sun and wrong skincare.

The high amount of oil production brings about blemishes and they are mostly the result of an acne burst. The pimple fades away, but it lets scars stay with you and that make you remember it.

Having a suitable treatment for blemishes is the best choice to make sure that they don’t survive to attack you. Here are some natural home remedies to get rid of blemishes.

  1. Orange Peel

Orange peel is considered as a natural bleach to enhance your skin health and get rid of blemishes and acnes. It also helps eliminate suntan. In addition, with the high amount of antioxidants and vitamin C, it refreshes your skin and gives a youthful bloom.

How to apply:

–        Create the mix by adding two teaspoons powder of orange peel and one teaspoon yogurt and honey.

–        Apply this paste on your affected areas.

–        Let it sit for 15 minutes before washing it off.

Reapply this process two or three times per week until you see encouraging results.

You can buy orange peel powder market, or produce it yourself by putting orange peels under the sunlight for some days and later on grinding them to get suitable powder.

  1. Cucumber

Cucumber is one of the most natural and effective remedies to soothe for your skin and works as an astringent also widens your pores and supports to clear blemishes and scars. It increases the texture of skin and gets rid of inflammation because of the presence of antioxidant vitamin C.

How to use:

–        Blend a half cup of cucumber without peel in a blender and mix with lemon juice about three tablespoons. Place this paste on affected skin and wait for it about at least 20 minutes and then remove it with cool water. Do this routine until you see positive results.

–        Reversely, you can easily put fresh and raw juice from a cucumber on your affected skin by using a gentle ball. Keep it on for 20 minutes before rinsing it off with cool water. Repeat this twice per day for one month. For more benefits of cucumber at: 20 Handy Tips on How To Get Rid of a Black Eye.

  1. Strawberries

Strawberries are rich in a wide range of antioxidants and nutrients that can help keep skin from blemish. With the presence of alpha hydroxyl acids, vitamin C, ellagic acid and salicylic acid, it can peel dead skin, reduce acne and make scars fade away.

How to do:

–        Using a fork to mash three strawberries.

–        Use this to create a mix with two equal parts of organic honey and yogurt.

–        Then, put 1 tablespoon of ground oatmeal into the mix.

–        Slightly place it on your skin and let it sit for 10 and 15 minutes in maximum before washing it off with a warm cotton washcloth in order to open the pores.

–        Reapply this three times per week for at least one month.

  1. Banana Peel

Bananas and banana peels consist of some kinds of anti-inflammatory properties that can help get rid of inflammation of pimples and redness. In addition, they contain potassium and antioxidants that are excellent source for the skin.

How to use:

–        Put the inside of banana peel on your skin for at least five minutes.

–        Let it sit as long as you can; you need not clear it off with water.

–        Do this three times per day until your blemishes fade away.

In order to prevent blemishes, take considerations on skincare, follow a healthy diet, use plenty of water and keep away from the sun damage. Moreover, if acne or pimples bring about blemishes for you, remember to wash your face at least twice per day with a cotton soap and do not touch on your pimples.

  1. Lemon Juice

Lemon juice is a wonderful skin-lightening natural and effective remedy to eliminate hyperpigmentation and dark spots because of the effect of bleaching.

With the rich of citric acid, it can exfoliate the skin, clear out excess oil and get rid of acne-causing bacteria. It also helps prevent the large pores from appearing and smooth your skin.

How to apply:

–        Simply place fresh lemon juice on the affected area and wait for it about 15 to 20 minutes and then wash it off. Repeat this three times per day for several weeks.

–        Instead, create a mix by adding one quarter teaspoon of organic honey with the same amount of lemon juice. Apply it on skin and let it sit on at least 15 minutes before rinsing it off. Do a few times per week until your blemishes disappear.

In other way, you can also combine together two teaspoons of tomato juice and lemon juice. Adding the same part of oatmeal if you want and rub the mixture on your skin. Wait for it about 15 minutes before clear it out. Reapply this routine, or three times per week for until you see encouraging results.

Having a suitable treatment for blemishes is the best choice to make sure that they don’t survive to attack you.

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Author’s bio: This article is written by Rose Emma – Senior Editor of Authority Remedies. She works as a health care expert in the field of Nutrition and Health for over 2 years after trained in Food and Nutrition Dietetics at Bluffton University. With all the experience she accumulates since college, she provides people with useful information about nutrition as well as helps them with their common health problems.

 

What Really Damages Your Skin?

What Really Damages Your Skin?

It’s surprising just how delicate skin can be. The skin on your body is responsible for protecting everything on the inside. It holds in moisture and helps to prevent germs, dirt, and bacteria from reaching essential organs. It will give you away, too. Your skin will reveal when you’re unwell, or not looking after yourself, by changing texture and color. It will even give away your age!

Of course, there are parts of your body where the skin is so thin it must be protected carefully. Your lips are just one area where special attention needs to be given. The reason for the skin being so thin is so that you have even greater sensitivity. And it also offers that great rouge color too!

So how can you protect the skin when it is fragile and delicate? And what are the consequences of damaging it? Here are just a few signs of damage to your skin, and how you can help your body heal again:

Cuts

Cuts can happen at any time anywhere. Your pet might catch you with a claw. Or maybe you caught yourself on a zipper. We cut ourselves chopping vegetables, and the pain of a papercut makes you appreciate the digital world so much more! Of course, there are deliberate cuts and incisions that we might have. Operations and surgery often require a cut or two, followed by stitches. You might have had a caesarean, or even keyhole surgery.

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Sometimes, you don’t mind bearing your battle scars. But there are times when you wish you could just hide it. Scarred skin is different from the skin around the cut because it was produced differently. There are products like Dermefface FX7 that might help reduce the appearance of that scar tissue. This type of approach can help you feel less conscious about it. When a scar brings back bad memories, reducing its appearance can sometimes be beneficial in other ways.

Scrapes

What child hasn’t scraped their knee? Most kids have bumps and scrapes. It’s a sign of a healthy, active childhood. Sometimes it will bring on a teary, especially if it feels sore. A scrape literally scrapes off the top few layers of skin. These are often the toughest layers of skin, even for children. It means the newer, more sensitive and fragile layers of skin can be left exposed. A little bleeding is common, and sometimes it can produce a yellowy liquid that looks quite awful.

Taking care of a scrape is simple to do, but you might want to leave it open to the air to ‘dry out.’ Antiseptic cream or spray can initially sting so much it’s worse than the original injury! However, it’s worth using, especially if the scrape came from the ground or other dirty surface. It’s up to you if you dress this. Consider the open area’s vulnerability to additional abrasion or germs. Scrapes rarely scar, but the healed skin can sometimes feel or appear less smooth.

Stretch Marks

So many women wear their pregnancy stretch marks with pride. They are a great testament to an incredible experience. Of course, they can also be marks that bother others. It’s not just pregnancy that causes stretch marks. Weight gain, or simply growing rapidly can stretch the skin and leave marks.

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Your circulation in that area can give them a more prominent appearance. Sometimes they are white and barely noticeable if your skin tone matches closely. Other times, they are red or silvery, especially in colder weather. This makes them much more noticeable and can make you feel quite self-conscious at times. Keep the circulation in the area healthy with gentle massage and exercise. You can also try body butters to offer the skin extra moisture. This is thought to help the skin retain more elasticity to cope with the stretch.

Acne

Every teen’s worst nightmare! However, acne can turn up at any time in life. While it is often caused by hormone changes, the health of the skin can degrade to prolong the infections and other problems we term as acne. As a teen, there are many medicated creams that can help reduce the inflammation and bring the pus under control. As an adult, these are often too strong and could cause further damage.

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The scarring from acne isn’t just caused by trying to drain the affected areas with your fingertips (squeezing). Long-term infections like this fill cavities in your skin that are then left empty, leaving pockmarks. Some laser treatments have been developed to reduce the visibility of these problems. Dermabrasion can help smooth the skin too.

Boils

Boils anywhere on your body are incredibly painful. It is often best left to a doctor to lance and drain them, to reduce the spread of the germs and prevent infection. Sometimes antibiotics are required. Some boils on the face, neck, ear or head can be quite dangerous, so see your doctor.

The trouble with boils is they stretch the skin a lot. Once they are drained, you might be left with excess skin and a scar from the cut. As boils often appear in places others can’t see it might not bother you. But if it is a problem, it’s important to care for this skin. Keep it clean and uncovered if possible. Change any dressings as directed. When it has healed, keep it moisturized without letting it get oily.

Burns

Minor burns in the kitchen often don’t bother us once we’ve taken the heat out of it under a cold tap. More serious burns should be treated by a medical professional. The heat that is trapped under the skin causes blisters. If these burst, germs, and bacteria can get inside and cause nasty infections. This is why you should never pop blisters!

Eventually, the fluid inside a blister will drain away on its own. It may be painful while it is there, and may leave some faint mark when it has gone. However, the burnt area itself is likely to scar. Dry burns can look like any other scar – white and stood proud from the skin. Scalds or chemical burns can vary in color and texture. It’s important these are treated by your doctor, and then follow their recommendation for a cream application.

Cysts

Small white lumps in the skin might be cysts or milia. They are often hard and round, and firmly attached deep in the skin. Removing them can cause bleeding, infection and permanent damage to that area of skin. It’s possible they are caused by old, dead skin cells grouping together if they are not sloughing away naturally. In some areas, particularly around the eye, they can be a sign of high cholesterol. Check with your doctor or dermatologist.

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Tips on First-Time False Eyelashes

Tips on First-Time False Eyelashes

Everyone seems to rave about their eyelashes these days. If you were born with a set long and full, maybe all you need is a good mascara. But others are suffering from the barely there, but not brave enough to try the false lashes yet.

I personally never tired false lashes until recently. I was a ball of nerves after watching endless tutorials of women and makeup artists that have been doing since the first season of the Kardashin’s. But I curbed my fear, and gave it a go.

I’ve got two things to say

Don’t be scared.

You won’t be a pro… That takes time.

 

But, you will get great results if you follow these basic tips

First, I purchased my lashes from Motives size #112

You’ll need white or black adhesive to place the lash. The white color dries clear, yet the black glue looks more natural on most lashes.

Remove the lashes from the case and measure them first, to make sure they fit the eye. If they are too long, trim from the outside.

I then applied Motives Liquid Eyeliner and a light coat of Motives Mascara

While that dried, I grabbed the smooth adhesive.

Putting a large dap of glue on the back of my hand, I used the handle side of my tweezers to paint the glue onto the eyelash. The adrenaline will drive you to want to put the lash on immediately, but don’t! Wait about 20-30 seconds. Once the adhesive is tacky, they are ready to be placed.

Placement

Aim for the center above the lash line, then move outwards and inwards to the corners of the eye. Press the lashes into your real lashes with either your finger tips or tweezers. I prefer the tweezers.

After the lashes are in place, you may need to reapply the liquid eyeliner to clean up the finished look.

My first rodeo wasn’t Hollywood perfect, but I was happy with the results and received many complements on my appearance.

Oh, and don’t worry about removing false eyelashes. Using a water-wet paper towel or makeup pad, hold it on the eye for several seconds and the lash will wipe away.

Good Luck! You got this!

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5 Tips for Looking Great…Without Spending (Much) Money

5 Tips for Looking Great…Without Spending (Much) Money

Let’s be honest: there’s a reason all those celebrities and socialites always look a million dollars. It’s because they have a million dollars to spend on their beauty routines! Most of us, however, are not quite so lucky. We have to juggle our beauty expenses with all the other costs of life, like paying rent, paying bills, and all those cocktails we have when we look our best. Just because you’re not a millionaire doesn’t mean you have to settle for less, though. You can still look amazing without breaking the bank.

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Repurpose Old Clothes

If you’ve been buying clothes over the past few years, then you’ll have plenty of items in your wardrobe to choose from. The problem is, they might have gone out of fashion. Instead of letting these items just gather dust in your wardrobe, why not get out the needle and thread and see if you can make them look like new on your own? Take a look at trendsandideas.com/40-mindblowing-ways-to-repurpose-old-clothing/ for ideas. You might be able to put together a whole new outfit without buying a single new item!

Avoid the Salon

We can comfortably spend a month’s worth of disposable income just by visiting the salon to take care of our hair. But you don’t have to go: you can do everything you’d pay for at the salon right from your own home. Take a look at the pros and cons of the Flowbee haircutting system at http://hairclippercenter.net/flowbee-haircutting-system-review/: you might find that it’s the perfect solution for having your hair look good without paying top prices. Also, who says you need top end shampoo to keep your hair looking silky and smooth? Advocates of the no-poo (no shampoo) movement say baking soda and vinegar works better – and costs a fraction of the price.

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Ditch the Gym

Sometimes it’s not about how good our clothes, hair, and skin look – it’s about how toned our body is. As such, you might think that a gym membership is an essential part of looking your best, but it’s not. You can easily get by without slugging it out at the gym by doing exercises that are completely free. Take a look at https://www.buzzfeed.com/carolynkylstra/youtube-fitness for a list of the best YouTube fitness channels. You’ll be fit and toned, and still, have your cash in your purse.

Prioritise the Makeup Bag

There’s no getting around the makeup essentials. But here’s the thing: many people go far beyond the essentials, picking up more makeup than they know what to do with, thinking that they’ll be an occasion somewhere along the line where it’s called for. In truth, you can get by with just the basics. Learn how to do a lot with little and you’ll go a long way.

When In Doubt, Buy Dark

And finally: when you do need to buy clothes but don’t have the budget to get the very best, buy dark clothing. It’ll cover up that the item is inexpensive, and dark clothes have a tendency to look great even when cheap.

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Create The Ultimate Shoe Collection

Create The Ultimate Shoe Collection

You can never have too many shoes. Everyone knows somebody who lives by this mantra. Shoes are the ultimate accessory to express yourself whether you’re in a casual ballet pumps sort of mood or you’re ready to take on the world with a pair of statement heels. Only two things are holding you back from adding to your ever growing collection of footwear: budget and space. However, all is not lost. Check out the five must have shoe styles that can bring any outfit to life while not breaking the bank.

  1. Sandals

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Summer is well and truly here so what better style to focus on first than the everyday sandal. Comfortable and cooling, sandals can go with anything from a chiffon dress to a pair of casual shorts. If you’re venturing to the beach for your vacation this year, be sure to choose a bold color for your sandal and consider going for a solid ankle support, especially if you’re wearing them day in, day out.

  1. Killer Heels

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No collection would be complete without those high heels. This is the pair of shoes that you want to spend a bit more of your hard-earned cash on. Opt for a classic print that oozes class and sophistication. When it comes to heel style, the world is your oyster with colorful stiletto heels allowing your creativity to run wild. Whether your heels are paired with a little black dress for a hot date or skinny jeans just to meet friends for lunch, you can’t fail to feel confident and sexy.

  1. Comfy Sneakers

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We all like to kick back once in a while, and a pair of trusty sneakers will allow you to carry off a simple, relaxed look effortlessly. Go for a slim-fitting pair, as sneakers can have a tendency of making your feet look unusually bulky. Store your footwear in a handy little sneaker storage box. This intelligent storage solution doesn’t have to stay in a fixed position, can be hidden away and saves you space allowing you more room for more shoes.

  1. Ankle Boots

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Have ankle boots ever gone out of fashion? Every year, new styles appear on the catwalk, but they are still accessible to the consumer via the high street. Classic suede cowboy-esque boots in a shade of tan will be one of your go to pairs of shoes. The ankle boot is the essential, versatile shoe that can be paired with anything to give your outfit that edgy look.

  1. Brogues

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The brogue has had a feminine makeover in recent years with mirror shine finishes and cute detailing added to a traditionally masculine shoe. A classic look for those of us who are a little more into geek chic, these can equally be worn to work or down to the park with your friends. These lace ups are a great addition to any wardrobe.

With this ultimate shoe collection, gone are the days of peering into your closet and despairing at not having the right pair of shoes. It’s time to go shopping!

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Common Mistakes We Make When Caring For Our Teeth

Common Mistakes We Make When Caring For Our Teeth

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We all know we should take better care of our teeth. When we look into the mirror and see an unsightly filling, or when we wake up in the middle of the night in agony from one of our molars, we realize we may not have done enough to look after ourselves.

There are a number of dental mistakes people make and we have listed them in this article. Do yourself a favor and take heed of them before you wake up one morning and realize it’s too late to save your pearly whites.

Believing dentists will cause us pain

Yes, occasionally there will be pain when you visit the dentist, but not as much as you think. If you haven’t visited the dentist for a long time, you will be surprised at how much technology has moved on. All procedures, from fillings to teeth removal, are a lot less painful than they used to be. A lot of our fear stems from bad experiences when we were younger, or by listening to the exaggerated stories told by others. Of course, whatever pain you do feel at the dentist, however slight, it will be a lot less than getting toothache if you don’t make that check up

Forgetting to floss

Cleaning your teeth several times a day is important, but you need to floss as well. Many of us ignore our dentist when he mentions flossing, partly because we don’t want to spend ages in front of the mirror using dental floss. However, we need to get rid of the food stuck between our teeth; otherwise, decay will set in. Flossing is the best way of doing this, so we avoid it at our peril. Rather than regular flossing, consider water flossing instead which is a quicker and more comfortable experience. Here is a list of the best water flossers on the market. You will be surprised at how better your mouth feels within a very short time.

Not going for regular check-ups

Whether it’s fear or laziness, people still insist on not getting their teeth checked regularly. We should go at least twice a year. Dentists will not only check for any cavities, but they can also detect diseases that could threaten your life, such as diabetes and cancer.

There is an expense involved in going to the dentist, and having insurance in place will cover some of that. You will end up paying out a lot more money in the long-term if problems are found, so a regular visit should alleviate your financial burden.

Using the toothbrush incorrectly

You can do a lot to maintain your teeth, but the most important way is to regularly use your toothbrush. Make sure you cover every area of your teeth and gums for optimum cleaning and hygiene. Secondly, don’t brush your teeth too hard as you can cause extra damage, such as causing your gums to bleed. Finally, after prolonged use, your toothbrush will become frayed and lose its effectiveness. Therefore you should buy a new toothbrush every three months to ensure your teeth are receiving the best treatment.

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