Summer is the best time to try new things with your look. With the natural glow you get from a few days a the beach and the flattering sunlight that makes everyone look better, you can feel free to experiment a little with bold beauty. This summer, with a little confidence and a sunlit smile, you can rock the latest makeup trends of the fashion world.
1. Add some sparkle.
For the ethereal look of a summer fairy, without looking like an eight year old, you can add some subtle sparkle to your makeup routine. Shimmery shadow in a cream formula gives you the best control of sparkle, and can be nicely complimented with a deeper shade blended to your outer corners. The look is completed with a cream highlighter used at the top of your cheekbones, a rosy blush, and a swipe of black mascara. (more…)
Prior to applying fake tan always don rubber/vinyl hand gloves for shielding the hand skin and then putting on a mitten over it for ensuring a non-streaky finish.
Lengthy handle lotion-applicators could assist in reaching the hard-to-reach areas like skin in-between the shoulder blades with ease and no external aid necessary. St. Tropez back applicator works like a charm in this case. (more…)
With just enough sun to keep the streets light during the day, now is a tough time to work on your natural tan. Desperate times result in desperate measures, and fake tanning products hit a high peak this time of the year. Ultra chic Cheryl Cole is among the last people one would imagine falling prey to the dreadful bronzed arm, white glove look. Yet lately she was spotted with an awkward conspicuous line in-between hand and her brownish wrist. Such a blooper only raises questions about the proficiency of her gargantuan stylist squad.
Cheryl Cole also opts for professional spray tanning similar to several celebrities. After stripping down to paper-texture breeches fake tan is airbrushed on the soma similar to a car getting re-sprayed. So, any tan gaffes in Cheryl’s case are entirely the work of a so-dubbed professional.
Here are several practical tips on how to flawlessly fake it. (more…)
It’s pretty amazing how many non-surgical cosmetic procedures are available now. When people talk about removing wrinkles, others are likely to think of Botox as the only non-surgical option. However, depending on where the problem areas are and what the issue is, there are a number of options available, including injectable fillers. Fillers are used to rid people of wrinkles, but they also can be used to enhance certain areas of the face.
One common application of a filler is in the lips or wrinkles around the mouth. While collagen is an option, today most people opt for a substance called Juvederm because it is less likely to interfere with any allergies a person has. If patients really want collagen injections, they have to take an allergy test just in case. In addition, Juvederm lasts a lot longer – typically up to 1 year, and yes, it is FDA approved. Lastly, this is gross, but a lot of people don’t like that collagen comes from either cow skin or…get this….cadavers. Juvederm is made from a natural substance called hyaluronic acid, which retains water. Collagen is a naturally occurring substance as well, but, you know, cadavers.
Laser blepharoplasty, often referred to as an eyelid “lift”, is a simple outpatient procedure that can dramatically improve your overall appearance, by helping you to look rejuvenated and more focused. In fact, laser blepharoplasty has emerged as one of the most popular procedures among men and women who are beginning to notice those initial signs of aging that can result in a tired, worn down appearance.
The skin around the eyes is often the first area of the face to show the signs of aging and sun damage. Sagging, drooping skin and fatty “bags” or deposits around the eyes can make you appear significantly older than you truly are.
By using the focused energy of laser technology, the laser blepharoplasty technique is able to remove unwanted puffiness or sagginess around the eyes and tone loose, drooping, or sagging skin around the eye area without having to resort to traditional surgical techniques that may involve significantly longer recovery times.
Appearances can be deceiving. Take fashion. Looks glamorous. At least the finished product does. But it’s really manual labor in high heels. High heels that can be worn in a swimming pool balancing with swimming pool products on location in Cyprus. Well, the Gina press office has not yet called to complain that my model was standing in their fabulous gold platforms….in the water. But the shot looked so much better that way and at least I can confirm that Gina’s dry off perfectly in the sun.
Hilary Clinton has been receiving a lot of ’what-has-she-or-has-she-not-had-done’ recently, because she is looking a lot more chic and a lot less geek. Good for her. She needed it. The hair’s been highlighted and restyled. (more…)
The decision to get plastic surgery is very personal to a lot of people. Not only is it a permanent procedure, but it is costly and sometimes the recovery can be quite uncomfortable or even painful. The decision to go forth with such a plan often is based on appearance ideals, but for some, the choice is based on the hope that it will make them happier.
While some surgeries may help improve self esteem (in fact, research has shown people’s psychological well-being usually improves after cosmetic surgery), getting a new nose, implants, or a slimmer waist often will not solve life’s many issues. In addition, research mentioned in the first article above says some studies have found women with breast implants commit suicide at higher rates and men/woman under age 40 who have gotten face lifts often don’t have a better sense of well-being afterwards.
If there’s one line of products I love, it’s Physician’s Formula. The items are most often found at drug stores, but some supermarkets carry them as well. Although they are a bit pricey to begin with, they do go on sale or have manufacturer’s coupons from time to time (in fact I bought a bunch from CVS when they were on sale and had $5 off manufacturer coupons).
Why do I love the PF items so much? Well, for one, I have sensitive and oily/combination skin. So sensitive, in fact, I cannot use liquid foundation or my face will break out. Most other powder foundations cause breakouts as well. A friend of mine recommended PF a while back and I kept my eye out for sales. When I finally found powdered foundation for a good deal, I bought some, used it, and have been loyal to the brand ever since. It works great, stays on throughout the day, lasts forever (for me, the powder foundation usually lasts for about a year), and does not seem to bother my face one bit.
Before you even act on your good intentions and start to “green” everything you use on your skin, you want to make sure the so-thought natural body products are in fact green rather than are greenwashed. So ask yourself – do you really know what natural body products are? Are those so called organic skin product really organic? Or do they merely have some organic ingredients with a lot more “non-organics”? We’re not environmental consultants, but we aren’t fooled by the labels, and you shouldn’t be either. Surely, determining true natural body products or organic skin products are challenging; but fortunately, Greenopia rated all the major beauty companies in terms of their greenest to help you identify the true natural body products. (more…)
I have worked for a few cosmetic companies such as Clinique, Estee Lauder and The Avon Company as a certified beauty advisor, manager and trainer. When I was in my twenties and early thirties by vanity and cosmetic bags were filled with top-of-the-line products such as, $36 lipsticks, $40 eye creams, $70 moisturizers just to name a few. In fact, you would have considered me a “cosmetic snob,” in which all I ever purchased and used were the high-end department store brands.
As life moved forward, becoming married with children, the freedom to spend on designer items grew less. As a family we grew more ‘practical’ with our purchases, concentrating on the basics of life and what was considered ‘good enough’ to use. I started to use grocery-aisle bath and beauty products for myself as well as my family. As some of these products have been okay to use, others have not been so nice on my skin.