The Things Us Girls Do To Look Good!

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There’s that phrase that says “Beauty is pain”. But have you ever wondered why that seemed to only apply to girls and not guys? It’s crazy if you sit and have a think about all the things we do in order to make sure we look good. Let alone the money that we spend along the way. But you’ll never hear us complain – at least not to the boys, because we want to give off the impression that it’s easy and natural. Like Beyonce once said, “I woke up like this – we flawless” At least, that’s what we want everyone to believe.

Here are the top three things we do in order to look (and feel) beautiful.

Nails

For some reason, we only feel like a real girl when we have the pretty nails on. But if you don’t already have long, well-kept nails, then you’re going to have to pay for some. And that isn’t a cheap investment – not when you’re required to do it every month. The plus side is being able to choose beautiful colours and pattern and shapes and lengths. This isn’t really a chore, it’s actually rather enjoyable, but it does cost money, and it isn’t a one-off thing. So technically, that’s still a tough job to maintain. No matter how pretty the outcome is. You can find some of the best ideas for this fall on glamour.com.

Hair Removal

It hurts, it’s a regular job, it’s time-consuming – but we do it. Whether it be shaving, waxing, plucking, threading, or zapping, our need to be soft and smooth is the main priority. But sometimes it’s not as simple as that, there can be issues along the way, like ingrow hair, cuts, and bumps, and they’re never fun to try and deal with – but there is a way. You can find out how to get rid of razor bumps from 99centrazor.com, as well as figuring out how to avoid those nasty ingrown hairs. In fact, even introducing exfoliating into your routine can greatly make a difference. So do the research, not just the action – you could learn a lot and make the experience an easier one.

Makeup

Do you have any idea about how much money you spend on your makeup every year? No? Well, you probably won’t want to find out, because it’ll be a lot. Remember that you’re supposed to throw out your makeup if you’ve had it for three months, and while no one really does that – imagine that extra cost if you did. Regardless of where you shop, whether that be the drugstore or the high-end beauty stores, it still all adds up. Mascara dry up quickly, eyeshadows run out rapidly, foundations disappear dramatically, and our brushes – our brushes should all be put in the bin and replaced. Like, now. You don’t want to know what’s crawling around in there. Not even kidding.

So as you can see, us women have it hard. And that’s without even mentioning that time of the month…

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Blemish-Prone Skin? Banish These Habits For A Healthier Complexion

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As women, our skin always seems to drive us a little bit crazy. Whether you’ve got ageing concerns, or you’re battling dry patches, we always seem to be trying to get our skin looking good. But of all the different skin concerns that you can have, it’s safe to say, that suffering from blemish-prone skin can be one of the worst to suffer from. When your skin is partial to breakouts, it can really drive you nuts. There’s not a lot that you can do to keep it under control, or is there? If you have oily or combination acne-prone skin, this is what you should avoid to keep it under control.

Touching Your Face

First up, stop touching your face! Whether you realize it or not, our hands carry germs. So when you touch your face, you’re spreading them! What’s more (and what’s even worse), if you do have blemishes and you’re touching them, not only could they become infected and get worse, but your fingers can then spread those germs across the rest of your face too. And this can make your acne significantly worse. It is a hard habit to break, but if you really want your skin to clear up, you need to keep your hands to yourself.

Sleeping With Your Makeup On

Whether you’ve got blemish-prone skin or not, this really is the cardinal sin of skin care. But throw in the excess oil production that you’ve got going on and you really do have a recipe for disaster. So ensure that you take your makeup every single night without fail. You may find that acne-specific cleansers such as these https://soundbodylife.com/5-powerful-organic-face-washes-that-will-get-rid-of-your-acne/ will also help you here. Getting the makeup off is crucial, but you should also be deep cleaning your skin to keep it clear too.

Eating Junk Food

Fries taste good, but when you want to keep your skin clear, you should be definitely looking at your bad diet habits a little bit closer. Because some foods will make your skin worse. So if you want to be able to clear up your complexion, you need to be working on a balanced diet rich in skin-feeding foods.

Sipping Sodas

If you’re a fan of fries, then you’re probably used to sipping on sodas too. But they’re not the best drink for your skin. In fact, when you have acne-prone skin, you should think about drinking your way to clearer skin as this post shows us http://whitneyport.com/2016/07/21/drink-your-way-to-clear-skin/. Juices, smoothies, and making sure your drink enough water each day is the best way to keep your skin in check.

Skipping Moisturizer

When your skin is blemish-prone, it’s often oily too. And when you have oily skin, you can believe that drying it out and avoiding moisturizer is the best thing to do. But it’s actually the worst! Your skin may be over producing oil because it’s actually dry (and therefore combination). So to counteract that dehydration, you have to use a moisturizer that will keep your skin happy and healthy.

5 Top Tips for Stunning Press On Nails

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Forget all you thought you knew about drugstore press-on nails. The new breed of press-on nails benefit from a hot new makeover – and they look fabulous. Just follow a few simple steps for fast, fabulous new nails. Here’s how to get the best from your press-on nails.

  1. Clean Your Nails

You don’t have to go overboard – press-on nails require very little prep, after all – but you do need to get rid of any excess oil and dirt on the surface of the nails so that the press-on nails will stick properly. You don’t need to buff your nails or carry out any other extensive preparation. Wash your hands and dry them – and you’re ready to go.

  1. Get in Shape

One of the keys to getting your press-on nails just perfect is choosing the right size of nail for your natural nail. Check the sizing with the packet of press-on nails you purchased. There will be different sizes in the pack. If you find you are between sizes then use the smaller, since you want a tight fit.

  1. Fix It Right

A lot of the press-on nails you find now are ready to use without any strong glue so you can enjoy fixing your nails without ending up covered in sticky gloop. That has to be a bonus. imPRESS Manicure has a glue free adhesive that stays put all day. Align the nail with the cuticle, and press down. Start pressing in the middle and move to the edges. To remove the nail you just gently peel off from the edges.

  1. Filing Systems

You don’t have to wear your nails long just because they came like that in the pack. You can file or even clip press-on nails once they are fixed. Form the shape and length you like by gently filing the edges or by clipping the nail to form a square tip.

  1. Get Creative

Press-on nails are just as creative and impressive to look at as a manicure. Check out Nail Designs  by imPRESS Manicure. Most press-on nails come in a pack with added decoration so you can add accents to the top of the nails – or you can use these accents on your regular nails. The best thing about press-on nails is they’re really easy to use so you can simply change your look whatever the occasion with just a few seconds effort.

How To Look Beautiful This Summer

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Summer is finally here, the sun is shining, and you are raring to get outside and enjoy the warm weather. You need to look and feel good as you set foot outside, and here are some great ways to achieve it.

Fashion sense

The summer is a great time to replace your old clothes with some fantastic new looks. Whether you buy a collection, such as Alfred Dunner from Anthony’s or mix and match your own style, wear clothing that looks and feels good on you.

Buy clothes in a range of styles and colors to match your activities during the day. A new swimsuit is essential while spending time in the pool, and t-shirts and shorts will give your body the freedom it needs during the stifling heat. At the moment, the 1980’s styles are back in fashion with bright, bold colors and jumbo frills. Fuschia colored pinks were popular on this year’s catwalks, and pinstripes were the design style of choice.

You may want to accessorize with a cool new hat, and a trendy bag to complement your summer outfit. At the moment Audrey Hepburn style sunglasses are in fashion, giving you that cool, chic look as you walk around town.

Skin care

You may be wearing the latest fashion in color and design, but if you don’t look after your skin, you may end up walking around town with your face looking like a tomato and blistering like bubble wrap! Not good when you are trying to look beautiful, so you need to take care of yourself.

As awesome as the sun is, you need to stay in the shade when possible to protect yourself from the intense heat. Always wear sunscreen on any exposed areas of your skin, and when lounging in your garden buy a large umbrella to shield you from the sun.

Moisturize your face to keep it soft and supple. There are ways to do this naturally using coconut water or milk, giving you a fresh, healthy glow. Exfoliate daily as well, removing the impurities that have gathered under your skin.

Our bodies lose a lot of water every day, especially in the warmer months, so it is important to rehydrate ourselves by drinking plenty of water. Not only will this hydrate our skin but it will remove harmful toxins as well.

You may prefer the natural look but if you do wear make-up to look beautiful find the right shades to suit your eye coloring and the tone of your skin. You will be sweating a lot, and possibly spending time in the pool, so apply waterproof mascara, to avoid those ugly black streaks running down your face. Curling your lashes will make your eye color pop, and applying bronzer to your forehead and cheeks will give your skin a beautiful glow. However, make sure you wash it off before you go to bed as it will irritate your skin, and make it look blotchy, not helpful to the fabulous new look you are keen to show off.

Having The Confidence To Go Au Naturale

If the thought of going out without a scrap of makeup fills you with dread, you’re not alone. The average woman is thought to spend £140,000 on hair and cosmetics during her lifetime. It’s clear that we love makeup. It can help us to feel more confident and can enhance and disguise areas we love and loathe. Similarly, it’s become easier than even to change our hair color and zap any fat. But has this left us feeling that our natural appearance isn’t good enough? If you want to have the confidence to go au naturale take a look at these suggestions. From boosting your body confidence to sorting out your skincare routine, this guide’s got you covered…

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Hair

Lots of us complain that our natural hair color is too dull, our hair is too dry, and the texture just isn’t right. Instead of reaching for the oil and serums it can be easier to dye and style our hair instead. All this does is damage hair further and exacerbate the existing problem. Hair can become damaged for a huge number of reasons. Colouring hair is one of the most common reasons hair becomes dehydrated and lacklustre. The process of colouring sucks a lot of moisture out of hair, which leads to the dry damaged look. You may find that your hair breaks and splits easier than before too.

There are a few ways to look after your hair so that you’re confident to leave it au natural. Firstly, stop colouring your hair. If you absolutely must (really?) then make sure you’re at least conditioning and using hair masks. Secondly, go for regular haircuts. Even if you don’t want to change your hairstyle a haircut is important for removing split ends. If they are left unchecked split ends can start to cause problems for your healthy hair. Lastly, try not to use heat on your hair too often, this will strip hair of its natural nutrients. These nutrients are needed to keep hair strong and looking shiny.

Teeth

Our smile has the ability to affect our self-confidence massively. We often become preoccupied about the look of our smile and how white are teeth are. Our smiles are often our best accessories when we’re going au naturale so it makes sense to look after them. Of course, regular brushing, twice a day, is the first step. Sometimes this isn’t enough to reverse staining and it certainly won’t help align our teeth. Porcelain dental veneers are a good solution. These thin ‘shells’ are bonded to our teeth to give the appearance of whiter and evener teeth. Porcelain veneers are a little more expensive but they are durable and more difficult to stain.

Skin

Your skin is the foundation for any makeup look, and if you’re going out sans makeup it’s important that your skin fills you with confidence. Go back to basics and take a long hard look at your skincare routine. Cleansing, toning, and moisturising are a must. Be sure that you also treat your skin for any specific problems. This could be a treatment for acne, serum for dryness, or cooling cream for redness. Stick to your routine religiously and start to take notice of the ingredients in your skincare. Work out which are helping and which are harming your skin, this will help you to update your routine.

Are You Looking After Your Pearly Whites?

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You might think that you take care of your teeth, but a recent poll would suggest otherwise. For instance, let’s think about flossing. How often do you floss your teeth? The correct answer should be after every meal, but we think we can safely say hardly anyone does this. Despite that, if you’re not flossing after each meal you’re giving more than enough time for plaque to build up around your teeth and damage your gums. Not a pleasant idea, we’re sure you’ll agree. However, that still doesn’t change the fact that twenty-five percent of people say they only floss a couple of times each week. That’s not enough and if you’re worried about this here are a few other things you should be doing to keep your teeth healthy.

Brush The Right Way

You should be brushing at a thirty-degree angle and spend about one minute on each of the four sections of your mouth. That’s right, it should take you about four minutes to brush your teeth. So anyone breezing through in thirty seconds isn’t spending long enough at all. You should also make sure that you are using an electric brush if you can. Research shows that electric brushes are far more effective for cleaning teeth compared to your typical standard brush. You need to make sure you’re getting as close to the gumline as possible too. Don’t shy away from brushing if you see a little bleeding. This might just mean you’re brushing more effectively than usual.

Use A Straw

You should make sure that you are drinking any iquids that include sugar through a straw. If you don’t do this, then you will be dousing your teeth in sugary drinks that will a damage your teeth. You don’t even want to see what happens to a tooth if you leave it in a glass of coke overnight. Needless to say, there’s not much left of it in the morning. That’s why you should be minimizing any exposure like this as much as possible.

Don’t Leave Problems To Fester

If you have an issue with your teeth, you shouldn’t just leave it. Do that, and it will quickly get worse to the point where it’s causing plenty of damage inside your mouth. If, for instance, your teeth start to hurt, make sure that you get an emergency dentist. Emergency dentists operate just like the ER. They’ll fix up your teeth quickly and ensure that no serious complications arise.

Don’t Bleach Your Teeth

Finally, you might want white teeth like the stars but let’s be honest here. Bleaching your teeth actually, weakens them so you could end up with more problems if you do this. They won’t start falling out but they will feel weaker, and you might find they don’t handle hard foods that well. That’s why it’s best to try a natural whitening treatment instead. A little lemon juice and baking soda whitens your teeth too and doesn’t result in the dangers from bleaching.

Do you still think you’re looking after your teeth, or could you take better care of your gnashers?

 

Get the Perfect Hollywood Smile

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If you’re like most people, you probably dream of having a healthy mouth with perfectly straight white teeth – the Hollywood smile. The good news is, that unless your teeth are completely rotten, or have already fallen from your head, there are lots of simple things you can do to get a smile that the A-listers would be proud of.

Check out these neat tricks for perfecting your smile now:

Make Your Own Toothpaste

One of the simplest things you can do to whiten your teeth naturally is to make your own toothpaste by mixing 1 tsp of turmeric with 1 tsp of coconut oil and three drops of mint oil. Alternatively, you could try making your own baking soda toothpaste, which many people have also found to be good at whitening their teeth to some degree.

Rinse with Tea Tree Oil

Mix 5-8 drops of tea tree oil into 4 ounces of water and use it to rinse your mouth out after brushing. It should only take two weeks for you to see a difference in the cleanliness of your mouth and the whiteness of your teeth. It works in part because tea tree oil is great for killing off bacteria.

Have them Professionally Cleaned

Visiting a dentist that specializes in the cosmetic look of the teeth, as well as teeth health, like Dental SCV and having them professionally clean, scale and polish your teeth will have the most immediate impact on your smile. Do this at regular intervals, as recommended by your dentist, and you will be going a long way to protecting your smile in the long-term.

Cut Down on Sugar

Nothing damages teeth more quickly and effectively than sugar, so if you’re serious about having that perfect Hollywood smile, you might want to consider giving up, or seriously curbing, your sugar consumption, and particularly sodas, which will cause cavities and rot your teeth if you aren’t really careful.

Oil Pulling

Many people have had success brightening their smiles with oil pulling. This technique requires you to roll a teaspoon of coconut oil around your mouth for a few minutes each day. This helps to get rid of the bacteria that causes plaque, which yellows the teeth, It can also help to protect from gingivitis and mouth infections.

Try Hydrogen Peroxide

Yes, the chemical that you use to clean wounds and color your hair can also be used to kill bacteria and protect your smile, when swished around the mouth. Just make sure that you buy food grade peroxide and do not swallow it!

Eat Plenty of Fruits and Vegetables

Some studies have noticed a correlation between high fruit and veg consumption and healthy teeth. The more raw, crunchy fruits and veg you eat, the more you chew, which h helps to remove plaque. Not only that, but pineapples and strawberries are believed to have tooth-whitening properties too, so eat healthily and you’ll have a healthy smile.

Using some of the above tips, along with regular, thorough brushing and flossing, and regular trips to the dentist should be enough to safeguard your teeth and give you that perfect Hollywood smile.