Posted in Beauty on August 9, 2014

back-to-school-beautyAugust marks the end of many of our summer vacations so it is time to start thinking about refreshing your look for back to school.

There are a few tricks you can use to help keep your sun kissed glow while ensuring your skin looks healthy and vibrant. Water washes away many of our skin’s natural oils which means that your dip in the pool, lake or ocean may actually be depriving your skin of much needed moisture. It is important to use a waterproof suntan lotion with SPF of at least 15 to prevent long term damage. After your swim be sure to apply a moisturizer to replenish the natural oils which you have lost. This will keep skin looking fresh and help to fend off peeling from overexposure to the sun. If you do have a touch of facial sunburn you can mix skin matching foundation with your lotion to help hide the redness. It is also helpful to use a gentle exfoliator on your face and body when you’re in the shower. This will help to wash away dead skin cell and keep you looking dewy and luminous.

beack-to-school-beauty-tipsA common post-vacation problem can be frizzy and damaged hair. The chlorine in pools can wreak havoc on your hair and cause split ends and color fading. Using a deep conditioning treatment once a month and a hair repair treatment before using a blow dryer or flat iron will help to reduce dryness and repair damaged ends. It will also help to lock color into your hair which means you won’t have to book a last minute trip to the beauty salon the day after vacation! Using products in your hair can result in build-up. By only applying conditioning treatments to the lower half of your tresses you can avoid them looking weighed down. Washing your hair with a clarifying shampoo once every seven to ten days will also keep your locks looking cleaner for longer.

There are things you can do on a daily basis to ensure you don’t fall victim to any of the above beauty problems. Many of us forget to clean our make-up brushes and rarely clear out our make-up cabinets to rid them of old products. Both of these oversights can lead to bacteria building up resulting in skin break-outs and rashes. To clean your tools, run make-up brushes under lukewarm water, gently massage the bristles with shampoo and then rinse. When the brush is thoroughly clean, the water running through your brush should run clear. Place the brushes on a towel and allow them to dry for a couple of hours.

Hopefully, the above tips will help you return to your school or work looking happy, healthy and beautiful. However, should you realize you’re getting a dreaded pimple the night before your post-vacation debut, dab a bit of toothpaste on it and let it sit overnight. It should be zapped by morning leaving you ready to face the world!

Posted in Beauty on August 4, 2014

eye-shadow-must-knowYou can make or break the image that you are trying to create for yourself if you choose the right eye-shadow that works well with your eye color. There are always options available to women in terms of style and application, professional stylists are of the opinion that only a few shades tend to work with certain eye colors. One can make their eyes stand out if they apply the correct eye-shadow that enhances their eye color.

Some of the best eye-shadow shades for different eye colors are discussed here in order to aid people in making the right choice:

Dark Brown Eyes

When people have dark brown eyes paired with fair skin, blue toned eye-shadow can help them in standing out. Skin tone should also be considered along with eye color when the eye shade is selected. Pink tones also go well with brown eyes, but should be used sparingly, considering the intensity of the shade. Less-intense and lighter tones of both blue and pink will look great with fair skin tone and brown eyes. Burnt orange tones can be used when you are after a daring look. While orange isn’t a popular choice in eye shades, it can accent brown eyes as long as it is used correctly.

Blue Eyeseye-shadow-for-my-eyes

Eye shades that match the undertones in the blue eyes are a good choice for people. Dark blue eye-shadow can be used as it will enhance the blue tones in the eyes. Both dark and light blue eyes can be enhanced with the help of shades like violet, taupe, brown, deep blue, silvery grey, peach and purple. Even more colorful shades can be used such as turquoise, coral and bright violet if you are going in darker places like clubs. Skin and hair color should also be considered. Light and bright colors should not be used in case of dark skin tone and use darker shades.

Green Eyes

When you have piercing greens, you don’t really need baby blues. Green is a very powerful color so people shouldn’t shy away from vibrant colors because it doesn’t fade under dark eye shades. Green eye color can be highlighted with certain colors such as gold and purple. Some great choices for individuals include merlot, pale gold and plums.

Grey Eyes

This color of eyes is very unusual and they usually pop out when you use complementary colors that belong to the opposite side of the color palette. Purple and deep brown shades really work well with these eyes. In case of light skin tone, lighter shades of purple and brown should be chosen while opposite should be done for dark skin color. Metallic colors are also useful for gray eyes as they can enhance them in the best possible way such as copper. For a neutral look, a color matching your eye, such as slate can also be used.

Depending on the eye color, skin and hair tone they have, people can choose the best eye shade for looking different and beautiful.

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