Beauty Tips And Techniques – For The New You!

Beauty is a lot more that just fixing your hair or swiping some makeup on your face. And yes who hasn’t seen someone who has apply their makeup with a heavy brush. Makeup it is truly an art form. It has so many techniques and products that require a keen eye, precision and a sharp attention to detail. Do you have what it takes? Regardless of your answer, I am hoping that these tips to help you.

The very first thing you got to do is drink water! You be surprised just how better your face looks when you do. Now if you are looking to enhance your complexion and overall beauty, consider eating foods that are high in antioxidants such as blueberries, cherries and pomegranates. This way, you will increase the properties of the antioxidants that are flowing through your system that will lead to better looking skin over time. There are powered drinks now that can be helpful as well.

Always start with a good set of makeup brushes. This way you can apply the same makeup you may of had done at your local department store.
Use a gel or crème blush instead of powder. I tend to disagree, you an wear powdered if you are using the right blush.

(If you can find gel or creme? Buy as many as you can!) because they just do not seem to be offered as much as they once were.

But not all dry blushes are bad for you if you used the right one
Now even thought gel or creme blushes maybe good, they are really hard to find. My personal favorite one is by NARS Orgasm Blush It has been around for a while but it happens to be just the right pink and gold shimmer. If you haven’t tried it yet? You have no idea what you are missing!

Always exfoliate your body prior to applying tanning lotion or spending time in a tanning bed will extend the life of your tan! The idea is that removing all the dead dry skin before tanning helps keep your tan longer. (tanning beds,spray one tans and laying in the sun are all bad for your skin overall. Use a self-tanner instead.)

Disposable mascara wands, which are often known by makeup artists as “spoolies”, are a cheap and effective tool for your makeup kit. These tiny brushes are useful to break up clumps in the lashes and brush off excess mascara without spoiling your makeup. In a pinch, they can also be used to groom your eyebrows.

Wearing heavy foundation or powdery makeup is not a good look for faces over 40. It accentuates the drier character of the skin. If your face is 40 or older it’s better to use a lighter touch. If your skin is fairly even toned you may be able to skip foundation entirely. Most good foundations should be very light in weight.

Now you see that beauty is a lot more than throwing on makeup in hopes it will work.  It takes skill and an eye for pleasant aesthetics. You don’t want to look slovenly, so why not take some time to learn how to do it right? Makeup will always be a hit or miss till you figure out what looks good on you the best. But as you age, you should update your style of makeup to works with you age. If you are not careful, your makeup can aged you instead of making you look younger.

Makeup Tips and Tricks for Teens

Being a teenager is tough enough without standing by wearing too makeup or not enough. When you are a teenager it isn’t easiest thing to figure out how to look your very best without over-doing it.
beautiful teenager
It can be tough when your examples can be the most popular girl wearing false lashes and lots of eyeliner to being natural and wearing none. You may have parents that don’t want you wearing makeup at all because it makes you look too grownup.
You may not realize that your most priceless asset is your fresh, pretty natural youthfulness? Back in the 60′s it was easier to go without makeup but today it seems once you hit 12-13 girls are starting.

Not sure the best ways to apply your makeup? Don’t ask your friends, visit your local department store and talk with your favorite brand makeup artist. Look around till you see a artist whose own makeup looks like what you would regularly wear and make an appointment.

Tips on makeup:
Foundation isn’t something you must wear. In fact too much foundation can cause acne especially if you are not washing your face at night. Just spot cover is better than over all coverage. No need to do one of the biggest teenager mistake, wearing foundation like a mask. Look for lighter versions, foundation these days has so many choices, mineral powder makeup as an example.

Now is the age to start creating a few skincare habits. By wearing a tinted moisturizer you are adding a little color to your face and moisturizing at the same time. Wear your sunscreen! By starting now you will keep your youthful skin longer.

Get your eyebrows done. By having someone show you what looks best on your face will help you stop making mistakes like over-plucking or applying too color. Ask questions like asking what color eyebrow pencil is best? Don’t try to create a arch in your eyebrows if you don’t have a natural one all ready.

Eye shadow tips
Lots of choices!! Try to stick to neutral colors while you are trying to figure what’s best for you. Stay away from over bright, glittery colors for everyday wear. Those are best for parties. Nowhere does it say you have to wear more than one color if you can not to. Just be sure you blend your colors so it’s not harsh.

There are again so many choices on types and styles. From your cat eye versions to applying it to your waterline to just trying to open up your eyes. One mistake you see is too much black pencil, applied so that it circles your whole eye. By having your eyeliner meet at your tear duct you are making your eyes look smaller. Stop your eyeliner about half way and smudge it. You are opening up your eyes not closing them up.
Types of eyeliners

Depending on your time in the morning should help you decide which type of eyeliner you wear.
Got a favorite actress eyeliner look you like? Angelina Jolie simple cat eye look is one of the most copied look. Not sure how to do it? Find a really good close up of her eyes and tape her photo to your mirror to help you recreate it.
Liquid eyeliner is one of the hardest to master and the easiest to make mistakes with. It’s also one that if you make mistakes they are seen. One way to apply it is to play connect the dots. Apply dots along your lash line then apply a line to connect them. This helps you make less mistakes. Liquid eyeliner is best when going out with your friends to a party.
You can apply a darker line of eye shadow at your lash line instead as eyeliner.

Lipstick or lip gloss? These days you can find lipsticks that are as creamy and smooth as lip gloss. Do you need lipstick? Not if you are spending all your time in school. Lip gloss with just a hint of color works better because it can be reapplied without having to worry if you stayed within your natural lip lines.
Want your lip color to stay longer? Apply a nude shade of lip pencil. Never use a lip pencil darker than your lipstick. Applying lipstick with s lip brush will help it stay put longer. Always check your teeth to before walking out the door to be sure you don’t have lipstick on them. Also check after reapplying.

Mascara is your basic makeup product. Easy to use and if nothing else just wear mascara and you will look great!
Just a few simple makeup tips for teens I hope help!

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Love Preview Haul & Photos


This is so so cool! She got to go to Love Preview!!

Originally posted on einaleM's Enamels:


Whew!  If I ever think about leaving the east coast at noon, arriving in LA in the afternoon, picking up my car then heading down to Costa Mesa, please tell me, “STOP …


did you remember to bring your purse?”


Because heck yes I would do that insane schedule all over again.  Aside from the lovely haul I got (swatches anyone?), it was an amazing night.

Walking in (late, thanks LAX traffic!), the setup was pretty – I didn’t know what to expect, but was pleased with the luxe feel of the giveaway bags (although seems like someone went panty-raiding /: ) and the draping as I walked into the bar area.  The stage had a lovely lit-up sign and the DJ was on point for most of the night.

I did a quick lap to see who was there before I did my actual pit stops at…

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Cold, Warm or Hot Feet


I wrote this article back in 2008 after my son’s marriage failed. Had nothing to do with him but it was all her. So these tips or suggestions came to mind.

Originally posted on bartletthillsweddingblog:

“Over my 25+ years in the wedding industry I have had a few brides and or grooms get cold feet. Not too many, but I remember them all because it’s just so heart-breaking in almost all cases. And on the other hand, sometimes it’s a blessing.”

Reprinted with permission by author Kim Synder   cold feet2

With the high cost of weddings today, and the even higher cost of divorce, sometimes not thinking marriage through all the way is the worst thing you can do. It can be heart breaking if the bride or groom gets cold feet and calls off the wedding, but is doing so such a bad thing? Everyone needs a ‘before you get married’ list to make sure you are truly ready for the life of holy matrimony.

Questions to ask Yourself:
1. Am I in love with the idea of marriage, or am I in love with the (wo)man? Am I…

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Natural Facial Cleansers – Hawaiian Seaweed Cleansing Milk

As always I really enjoy working with Reviva Labs. Sometimes when they have a new product come out they send it to me try out and maybe do a review.
Today I’m going to do a review for the my favorite facial cleanser!

Reviva Labs Cleansing Milk
Facial cleansers, some are good, others bad ( I will explain why) others are great and a few are freaking amazing! This cleaner is one of those!
What cleanser am I talking about? It’s Hawaiian Seaweed Cleansing Milk one of the brand new cleansers now available by Reviva Labs.
What they say about it:
Hawaiian Seaweed Cleansing Milk is a mineral-rich, milky seaweed cleanser that helps to eliminate toxins as it cleanses. Hawaiian Seaweed’s valuable minerals help energize skin as the milky cleanser easily lifts out dirt, makeup and environmental debris. Hawaiian Seaweed’s magnesium helps soften skin too. With an exact amount of proper viscosity vegetable oil, this formula is an effective day/night facial cleanser for any skin type.
Cleans deep into pores. Paraben free. No animal testing. No animal ingredients. Made in the USA.

When you pick your cleanser how do you do it? Great question huh? I will am working on another blog post about different types of cleansers ;) Because there are a few different types.
What is a cleanser? Basically a cleanser is for removing anything you have on face, deep clean and setup your skin for the next step which is toner or serums depending on what you use.
What do I feel is a good facial cleanser?
To me a really good cleanser does not dry out your skin, leaving it all tight. The idea is to clean your face not strip it dry of its natural oils. Cleansers come mostly as a cream or milk or as a gel. Yes those with acne can use this cleanser. And if you are washing your face till it feels tight as a means to control your acne breakouts? STOP! You can make it worse by doing so. :(
Hawaiian Seaweed Facial Cleansing Milk
See what I mean? Hawaiian Seaweed Cleansing Milk is great for all skin types because its really rich and creamy!
Now fall is coming and winter not too far behind, to me that means my all ready dry skin is just going to get worse. The last thing I want is to have my face feel so tight it hurts. Yes I use moisturizers but the starting point is still after using a cleanser. If the cleanser I used left my skin feeling super tight cause the natural oils are striped off my face, any moisturizer and serums have to do more. So I have to apply more.
Anti-aging skincare regime starts as early as your twenties. You might not think that, but it really does ladies! Check out this blog post about what smoking does to your skin, and good idea to quit now while you can. Saving your skin so that you look younger longer can be as simple as using the right cleanser.

Natural Beauty


Love natural beauty products don’t you?

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I have every intention of making some soaps and natural cosmetics for myself and my family. At the moment I’ve been a little time poor so have ordered some great natural products online. Check out the Nourished Life website.

So far I am really happy with all the products. Especially the eye cream! I’m going to try some more products from the 100% Pure range. With so many sleepless nights lately this cream has made me feel a bit better and it smells delicious!


I’m also a fan of the Lavera cleanser. It was very affordable too and takes all my make up off so easily. It’s gentle enough to use on the eye area too.


I’ve replaced all of the kids bath products with safer options too. The diaper spray is amazing! I don’t even need to purchase wipes anymore.


The Innoscents body wash and shampoo smells great and…

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Makeup tips for men??

Guys? Would you wear makeup? Need a little help? Check out our newest article from Kim Snyder owner Overall Beauty. Hope these tips help!
Not too long ago, there was clearly uproar in which a man’s need to appear attractive had been debated upon. The West offered their own concept of metro-sexual men while the remainder of the universe protested in opposition to it stating that males are predestined to appear ‘manly’! With the emerging trend, came the style of a well groomed, perfect, thoroughly clean shaven man with fashionable glasses and also this took over as the epitome associated with manhood. The cosmetic industry released many products to the market that highly targeted the self care and public presentation of a guy.
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As time have passed, guys have are more open towards the utilization of makeup which was once regarded as the women’s domain. It’s essentially, ‘society’ which has discovered to simply accept that use of makeup doesn’t make one an inferior man! Now, if this type of use of cosmetics is overdone, it may provide the incorrect signals. The fundamental purpose of makeup is improving features, masking the imperfections and improving the self-esteem. Several men that are aware of their own looks and therefore are introverts should find the subsequent section of makeup tips for men extremely helpful.

Makeup tips for men

Foundation is definitely ‘in’! Men who don’t have beards are able to use a basic foundation to cover up acne or scars on the surface of the facial area as well as neck. If you’re a guy with plenty of facial hair then you definitely must choose a concealer since this won’t aggravate your skin or get caked up on the face.

Deciding on the appropriate tone of foundation also includes a secret! A single shade darker in comparison to the skin tone is better. Guys have bigger pores than women therefore their own skin gets dirtier which consequently results in a blockage of pores that causes an acne breakout. To prevent these kinds of disasters, make use of water-based foundation that suits together with your skin colour.
Starting with something simple like Sun Goddess Bronzer in Light or Sun Goddess Bronzer in Dark by Overall Beauty Minerals might be a great start!
Blending together is definitely the secret of a great makeup. Both face powder and foundation have to be utilized in a proper manner so that they don’t form patches on the face. Use your own finger to distribute it equally on the face.

An alternative choice to foundation will be tinted moisturizer. They’re readily available and created for every type of skin. Take care not to pick one with glimmer as nobody wants to view a man having a shining face! Ella Blue has a really nice simple called Tinted Primer that even has sunscreen in it! Something that is very important for men and women! Comes in 4 colors and soon will be available at Overall Beauty.

Nix shiny skin with a bit of mattifying cream. Rub it in between your fingertips prior to dabbing it on the typical shiny areas, including your temple and nose.
clear lip balm
Don’t ignore your lips. You are able to exfoliate them gently using a wet toothbrush once you clean your chompers to get rid of dried out, rough skin. Conclude using a layer of lip balm. Vitamin E Stick is awesome for men and or women! You can use it smooth your lips, it has sunscreen in it and if you need to manage your eyebrows? Just apply a little to a finger tip and use it to smooth missbehaving hair quickly!

Got unmanageable eyebrows? You can ask your hairstylist or barber to clip them the next time you are in the salon. If you are game, it is possible to DIY by incorporating nail scissors, however go easy: cut just a little at any given time before stepping back from your mirror to examine.

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