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Mink Fill Eyelashes: What is the Process and How to Best Prepare

If you don’t naturally have long, thick lashes, the good news is that there are lots of options to give you a beautiful, natural-looking or even a dramatic eyelash look. One popular type of lash extensions service is the application of Mink lashes. A big fan of this type of lash extensions is superstar Beyoncé. Her makeup artist Wei Lang told The Cut, “I always use Mink lashes on her. They look amazing. I use strips by Velour called ‘Are Those Real?’ and I got her really into it, so she buys them by the ton.” Read on to find out more about this celebrity tested, Beyoncé-approved beauty technique.   Photo by veroll sterling on Unsplash   Mink lash extensions often come from the Siberian Mink, a dark-colored semi-aquatic animal. The Mink’s fur makes for luxurious, natural-looking and comfortably lightweight lashes. Mink fur also takes on a nice curl to help it blend in easily with your real eyelashes.   Lash extensions are a great solution for achieving a gorgeous look every day without having to apply tons of makeup. While they do require the proper maintenance to appear their best, the lash extensions are sure to get you lots of compliments.   Be sure to find the right trained esthetician or lash artist to apply your lashes. Your tech’s proper education and certification are key to achieving great results and for your eye health. Many lash artists have portfolios that you can check out before you choose to book a service. For example, Mobile Styles, the on-demand beauty app provides a portfolio section where you can browse the work of all the beauty pros listed in the app. With just a tap of taps of a button, you can find a talented lash artist and make an appointment. The best part of the Mobile Styles app is that your lash artist will come to you so that you can enjoy your service in the privacy of your own home.   Now that you’ve found a lash artist, what can you expect of the service? The process usually takes about 2 hours for the first application. After that, you should maintain your lashes with appointments every 3-4 weeks. The tech applies the lashes while you are comfortably relaxed on a bed.   Be sure to ask your lash artist for aftercare instructions! This may include avoiding water for the first 24 hours and avoiding certain mascaras.



Dramatic Evening Makeup Looks

The final results of dramatic makeup applications are definitely worth all the allure and time it takes to paint your face to make up magic. Heavy evening cosmetic applications are stunning and sexy. All glamour girls should stand out, and what better way to be trendy and noticeable than with perfectly applied, strong makeup to complement your fashionable clothing?   Dramatic makeup for evening events generally entails wearing more cosmetics than during the day. Whether you go deeper on lipstick colors, heavier on foundation and rouge, wear false eyelashes, or add glitter and rhinestones to your eyeshadow, dramatic makeovers give you fabulous facial results that radiate beauty.
  Photo Source: Pexels   One makeup ritual that is always a win for fancy evening events is the smokey eye. Smokey eyes speak high-end glamour, and the finished look is smokin’ hot! Applying the perfect smokey eye can be accomplished in these easy steps.   How to apply the perfect smokey eye:   1. Prep the Eyelid: Swipe an eyeshadow primer (base) across the upper and lower eye area and let it dry. 2. Select the Colors of Eye Shadow: Smokey eyes work best when you use a dark and a lighter color (brown and gold, dark blue and light blue, etc.). Beauty knows no bounds. You can use whatever shades you desire! 3. Apply Eyeliner: Apply eyeliner above the entire upper lash line, drawing the line thicker in the middle of the eye. 4. Blend in Color on Bottom Lashes: The bottom color is one of the main elements of the smokey eye look. Run an eyeliner pencil under the entire bottom lashes and smudge the line with your finger or Q-tip. You can also apply some eyeshadow and smudge the eyeliner and eyeshadow together. 5. Apply Base Color: The key to a fabulous smokey eye is pairing a lighter base with a darker shade. Sweep in a light, glistening shadow over the eyelids to the browbase. 6. Blend in the Darker Color: Blend in the darker color of eyeshadow starting at your lash line, blending up. Blend the color into the lash line so that the eye liner disappears. 7. Check Your Work: Make certain that both eyes match and rub out any smears or smudges with a Q-tip. 8. Apply Lots of Mascara: Thick, dramatic mascara is a must to finish off the alluring smokey eye effect. Apply enough coats that the lashes look long, thick and dark. Black mascara works best for the ultimate look. False eyelashes can be applied if preferred. Photo Source: Pexels   Congratulations! You have mastered the smokey eye!   Many people use eyeshadow to simply improve their appearance, but it is also commonly used in theater and other performing arts to create a memorable look, with bright, bold colors. Depending on skin tone and the shades of eyeshadows selected, the effect of eyeshadow usually brings out the glamour and gains attention. The use of eyeshadow attempts to replicate the natural eye shadow that some women exhibit due to a natural contrasting pigmentation on their eyelids. Natural eyeshadow can range anywhere from a glossy shine to one’s eyelids, to a pinkish tone, or even a silver look.   Schedule an appointment with a Mobile Styles health and beauty pro for a much-deserved makeover, and you’ll be hooked!   Photo Source: Pexels   Now that you’ve applied mesmerizing dramatic makeup and attended a delightful evening event, how do you remove all the cosmetics from your face before going to sleep? It’s easier than you think! Wash your face with warm water and a gentle moisturizing cream to remove your base foundation and rouge. For eyeshadow and mascara removal, a commercial eye makeup remover can be used, as well as baby oil or petroleum jelly. You may also purchase makeup remover wipes at salons and beauty supply stores. Photo Source: Unsplash When it comes to dramatic evening makeup looks, less is never more. You don’t want your makeup to be so heavy that you resemble a clown, but applied elegantly and strong enough to be ready to paint the town! Download the Mobile Styles on-demand health and beauty app on any mobile device and schedule a session of divine pampering. From hair to makeup to nails, Mobile Styles pros will not disappoint you! Become the glamour gal or guy that you were born to be. Use promo code lookbook18nm and receive a $50.00 discount off your first session. To learn more, visit mobilestyles.com and follow them on Facebook, Instagram, and SnapChat.  



How Spas Are Using CBD in Treatments

Over the last few years, CBD has become a hot ingredient in the wellness community because it is thought to have many health benefits. What is CBD? It is a cannabinoid that comes from the Cannabis plant. It is thought to help with relieving pain, fight anxiety, reduce acne and be anti-inflammatory, among other positive effects. It is important to know that CBD does not make you high, though it comes from the same plant as THC. According to High Times, “Because CBD doesn’t get you high, products that contain only this cannabinoid can skirt the legal ban on marijuana.” This means that CBD is legal almost everywhere.     CBD has been embraced by the beauty industry and has made its way into shampoos, moisturizers and body oils. In fact, recently it has become trend for spas to include CBD in various treatments. Here are a few ways that spas are using the amazing powers of CBD to bring a relaxing and holistic experience to their guests:   CBD Baths Photo by Jared Rice on Unsplash   A warm bath is always a great way to start off a visit to a spa! Soaking in a bath with CBD will help soothe your body and get you feeling super relaxed. If you have any pain issues, it will also help ease your aches. One spa that offers CBD in their hydrotherapy is Larchmont Sanctuary Spa in Los Angeles. Larchmont spa offers a calming soak in a custom-built copper tub. Guests will enjoy the benefits of a CBD Bath Bomb that formulated to relax your muscles. “This preparation makes subsequent massage treatments more effective,” shares the spa on their website.   CBD Massage Photo by Toa Heftiba on Unsplash   A massage with CBD brings anti-inflammatory and anti-anxiety benefits to the service to enhance the results. It will help melt away your stress! DuBunne Spa Club and Massage Centre offers Cannabliss Massage and explains that “A gentle massage with the CBD infused oils will stimulate your skin and help you to feel more alert and alive. The massage therapist performs the treatment in a way that not only are the muscles and joints stimulated, but the skin also comes to life and will feel soothed & less irritated.” Another Los Angeles spa that offers CBD in their massages in Desuar Spa. At Desuar, CBD can be added to any massage as an enhancement for only $20.   CBD Facial Photo by Adrian Motroc on Unsplash   With its many amazing qualities, spas are also adding CBD to their facial menus. For instance, Celebrity esthetician Ildi Pekar’s wellness studio in New York offers a CBD Vibe Facial, “designed to provide an instant uplifting energy and illuminate the skin by combining the effects of CBD Oil, electric stimulation, and oxygen therapy.”   CBD Manicure and Pedicures Photo by Rune Enstad on Unsplash   CBD is even being using in nail salon services! At Bellacures, a salon with locations in Los Angeles and Texas, clients can enjoy the Canna-cure. On their website, Bella describes what guests can expect from this treatment: “Known for its efficacy at providing deep targeted pain relief, aches will ‘melt away’ during an enhanced massage using Kush Queen’s CBD relief lotion, made with an organic aloe juice base, blended with powerful botanicals and powered by true nanotechnology. Clients will also be treated to a CBD chocolate to ‘chill’ from the inside out.” Sign us up!   Create the CBD Spa Experience at Home Don’t want to leave the comfort of your home to enjoy some CBD “me-time” pampering? Luckily, there many CBD products are now widely available. First, start your experience with a calming bath with Relax CBD Bath Bomb from Kush Queen. Next, order a massage straight to your door from Mobile Styles, the on-demand beauty and wellness app. With Mobile Styles, a massage therapist, nail tech or esthetician will come right to you!



6 Tips for Relieving Pain and Soreness After Your Workout

Sometimes a little soreness after a workout makes you feel like you got the most out of a successful exercise session. On the other hand, if that soreness leads to pain, you may find yourself avoiding your next trip to the gym. Don’t dread exercising due to post-workout soreness. Here are six tips for relieving pain and discomfort after your workout.   Photo by Justyn Warner on Unsplash   1.     Stretch. According to Livestrong, the right type of stretching “loosens muscles, allows for better movement and reduces your risk of injury.” Stretching regularly will not only help improve your performance, but it will also reduce your risk of soreness.   Photo by Steve Johnson on Unsplash   2.     Drink Water. Drinking water has many workout benefits. Not only will it keep you from getting lightheaded and dehydrated, but it will also rid your system of toxins. Men’s Journal reports, “Drinking plenty of water can help flush out toxins from your body and prevent dehydration, which can make muscle soreness even more painful.” Not to mention, drinking water is great for your complexion. Win, win!   Photo by Victor Freitas on Unsplash   3.     Workout Safely. Don’t injure yourself by using equipment improperly. If you don’t know what you are doing, you risk really hurting yourself. Take a group class under the supervision of a trained professional or consult with a personal trainer before trying something that is beyond your skill level.   4.     Take a Bath. A nice warm bath can help relieve those after workout aches. It’s a great way to relax and ease some soreness at the same time. According to Medical News Today, soaking in cold (but not freezing) water can also help with discomfort by helping to slow down pain messages being transmitted to the brain.   5.     Get a Massage. There’s a reason why NFL teams have massage therapists on staff: Professional athletes know the benefits of a good massage after working out! Self magazine explains, “A post-exercise massage can help because it increases blood flow to the muscles you worked—which helps you sidestep soreness, according to a 2014 study published in the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.” Luckily, you don’t have to be a superstar athlete to have a massage therapist come to you! With Mobile Styles, an on-demand beauty and wellness app, a massage therapist is just a few clicks away.   6.     Foam Rolling. Personal trainers often recommend foam rolling for relieving soreness. Even NBC news shared that foam rolling is a top way to relieve muscle soreness. A study states that “Research has found that rolling out your muscles like dough can help reduce delayed onset muscle soreness. It can also improve performance in subsequent workouts.”   Follow these tips and you’ll be feeling energized and accomplished after your workout instead of miserable due to soreness. See you at the gym!




Remember last year's obsession with pom-pom straw bag? This year, fashion has adopted the simple and humble bag that many of our grandmothers used to go to the market, the Net-Bag. This bag of natural material, minimalist and beautiful is perfect for a day at the beach or simply to give a special touch to the outfit of the day.   The best of this new trend, is that anyone can add this bag to their closet, doesn’t take up much space and you can find designs from $ 1.39. The only thing is that if you plan to wear your new and beautiful net-bag as a purse of the day anyone will be able to see what you are carrying.   You will be wondering how you can use the net-bag in a way that doesn’t look like a market bag chicer. The secret is in the tone of the bag, the outfit of course and the accessories that you will carry inside the new and trendy net-bag.   There are many ways to show off this trend and one of them is to add a cloth bag inside your net-bag. This way, you can carry what you need during the day and nobody will be able to see your belongings.   One of the most seen looks of this accessory trend are neutral tones like beige, off-white, latte or this moth wing color that Valeria from Instagram blog @valeriasytnik is wearing. Valeria inspires us to show off our net-bags by adding small cosmetic bags of different prints to create contrast and to help us store our most valuable belongings like cell phones or lipstick.   If you want to show off this trend on a pool or a beach day, get inspired by Nancy from Instagram blog @fancynancisita and add vibrant colors like red, yellow or fuchsia to your closet. You can get a pack of five different colors net-bags for $15.99 at Amazon.com.   If what you are looking for is to wear this amazing net-bag trend in a more chic, elegant and unique way,  inspire yourself with Karin from the Instagram @the_fashion_pheromone who added a clutch inside her net-bag creating not only contrast in the colors, but also a new and sophisticated way of showing off this stunning summer trend.   I am sure that after seeing these four different ways of wearing this trend, you’ll be itching to search for your favorite color. Don’t forget that you can find packages of two to five net-bags for an amazing price on Amazon!  




4 Ethnic Beauty Tips Every Nigerian Girl Should Know

Even though western and modern makeup tips have taken over the trend, we cannot undermine the  glamour and class associated with Ethnic Beauty Tips. Ethnic beauty Tips brings to the woman an expression of her power to allure, ethnic beauty tips is like an expression of art on the woman. Ethnic  beauty tips have been in use for as far as the Egyptian civilization. In fact, at a time we could tell which ethnicity a person belongs to by their style of makeup. How adorable and glamorous women looked during those years, the strong historic significance left behind by most ancient Queens that was portrayed in their statue are being idealized as the model for some modern needs. We saw how Beyonce channeled ancient Egyptian Queen Nefertiti in her shootings. We saw how current female artistes  go back in the age with their costumes. Nigerian female singers such as Aramide and Yemi Alade are known to try to portray a style of ethnic costume type in some of their videos. There are probably millions of things to be said about ethnic beauty tips so lets go straight to listing these 10 useful ethnic beauty tips that can do you a lot of good with current trends. 

    Waist Bead: Most women do not understand the strong attraction power attached to a bead tied around the curvy waist. Waist beads are strong items of allurement. I promise you that a fine waist and a fine waist with bead chain is not the same! Getting that bead around your waist is a sure means of boosting your naked beauty. And the best part of it is when you have a man that adores such charm!... Waist beads are as old as the world ''woman''. African women never missed to use this during the precolonial period. In some places, men use the phrase..''Do you have bead on?'' to ask their wife for sex. For the woman would then reply...''You have to come and find out yourself''...Yes for real. So if you are thinking to higher your body charm with one ethnic beauty tip, then think BEADS!!!

  2.  Black Lipstick

Black lipstick is one of the oldest ethnic beauty product used in many ethnic beauty tips. You will agree with me that black lipsticks are for regal occasions. Ancient Queens and beautiful women of old used black lipsticks to signify their class amongst other women. You can use black lipstick to boost your natural beauty , especially when you have a spotless face. Use black lipstick to get that sexy lips when you want to look different and still stunning.

   3.  Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is used to achieve that sensual and smooth naked body during ethnic rituals. Coconut oilserves spiritual purposes during female rites. This ancient product is used to make the body more alluring and irresistible. If you are thinking of using ethnic means to get an attractive and wonderful body, then think coconut oil. This is one of the best and efficient ethnic beauty tips as it works for every woman.

   4.  Beaded Earring

Beaded earrings serves great purposes in ethnic beauty tips. These handmade earrings are used by Queens and Royalties to signify their outstanding class among other women. Using beaded earrings will not only give you that original beauty look but also give your face the look it needs. This is one of the oldest form of ethnic beauty tips that can still keep you stunning today. Source: Elite beauty blog

What The Bible Says About Make Up

What The Bible Says About Make Up Ever wondered what God's thought on make-up is? Read This: The Bible’s answer While it does not discuss this subject in detail, the Bible does not condemn the wearing of makeup, jewelry, or other forms of adornment. However, rather than focusing on physical appearance, the Bible promotes “the incorruptible adornment of the quiet and mild spirit.”—1 Peter 3:3, 4. What the bible says about makeup is an important information for any believer that loves beauty and beauty adornments.     Physical adornment not condemned Faithful women in the Bible adorned themselves. Rebekah, who married Abraham’s son Isaac, wore a gold nose ring, gold bracelets, and other expensive jewelry that she received as a gift from her future father-in-law. (Genesis 24:22, 30, 53) Similarly, Esther accepted “beauty treatments” to prepare for her potential role as queen of the Persian Empire. (Esther 2:7, 9, 12) These treatments apparently included the use of “cosmetics,” or “different kinds of makeup.”—New International Version; Easy-to-Read Version. Bible illustrations use jewelry in favorable comparisons. For instance, a person who offers good advice is compared to “an earring of gold . . . to the receptive ear.” (Proverbs 25:12) Likewise, God himself compared his treatment of the nation of Israel to that of a husband who adorns his bride with bracelets, a necklace, and earrings. This adornment made the nation “extremely beautiful.”—Ezekiel 16:11-13. Misconceptions about makeup and jewelry Misconception: At 1 Peter 3:3, the Bible condemns “the braiding of hair and the wearing of gold ornaments.”   Fact: The context shows that the Bible is highlighting the value of inner beauty in contrast to that of a fine appearance or adornment. (1 Peter 3:3-6) This contrast is also made elsewhere in the Bible.—1 Samuel 16:7; Proverbs 11:22; 31:30; 1 Timothy 2:9, 10.   Misconception: The use of eye paint, or “eye shadow,” by wicked Queen Jezebel proves that wearing makeup is wrong.—2 Kings 9:30, footnote.   Fact: Jezebel, who practiced sorcery and murder, was judged for her wicked deeds, not for her appearance.—2 Kings 9:7, 22, 36, 37.   Hope you learnt something, kindly share and comment your thoughts.   Source: JW-ORG Copied From Elite Beauty Blog

It's Time for Summer Parties! Here's What to Bring Your Hosts

Summertime is here and that means it’s time for barbeques, fireworks, and pool parties. Scoring an invite to an awesome summer celebration is a pretty sweet way to kick-off the summer. Your hosts have most likely put a lot of hard work into the preparation to make sure all of the guests have a great time. Show your appreciation (and party etiquette) by bringing a gift or food item that they will enjoy. Here are five solid idea options of items to bring your hosts.   1.    A Delicious Dish. It’s always polite to ask what food you can bring to a party, especially if your hosts are cooking or if it’s a potluck. From appetizers to desserts, your hosts will appreciate the offer. Be sure to ask if your party throwers if they have any specific favorites, allergies, or dietary restrictions. If they don’t want you to bring something, they will let you know. Instead, you can bring a gift to show your appreciation for the invitation.   Photo by Matthieu Joannon on Unsplash   2.    A Nice Bottle of Wine. You can almost never go wrong when you bring your hosts a good bottle of wine. Ask which varieties they prefer so that you are sure to bring a bottle they will enjoy. If on the other hand, your hosts don’t drink, there are plenty of other options to show your thanks.   Photo by 许 婷婷 on Unsplash   3.     Flowers or a Potted Plant. Beautiful flowers or a pretty potted plant will put a smile on your host’s face. Succulents are a huge trend and another fun idea. The flowers will also be a nice touch to add to the ambiance of the party.   4.     A Massage Gift Certificate. After all the hard work your hosts have put into throwing the party, they will be exhausted. Gift them with a gift certificate to Mobile Styles, the on-demand beauty app that comes to you. They’ll be able to relax in the comfort of their home with a wonderful massage from Mobile Styles. Or if they prefer another service, hair, makeup, and nails are other on-demand beauty options on the Mobile Styles App. It’s a unique gift that your hosts are sure to love.   5.     A Thoughtful Gift Basket. Personalize a gift basket with your host’s favorite candies, chocolates, teas, or coffee. Who doesn’t love a great gift basket?   Remember, it is important to consider your hosts and the event when determining what is appropriate to bring. With these five options, you’re sure to find the item that is just right! These tips were brought to you by Mobile Styles. Get ready for all your summer soirees in style with a little help from the beauty professionals at Mobile Styles. Get $50 off your first Mobile Styles service when you use code lookbook18es.

How to get the perfect beach waves!

Beach waves, or what I like to call Mermaid hair, is a classic summer trend that will always look flawless. It’s an effortless look that looks casual yet classy all at the same time. Who doesn’t want that?! If you want to achieve the perfect summer hairdo but don’t know exactly how to, keep reading!   Hair Prep To get the ideal mermaid hair, use moose to prep your hair. When you step out of the shower, brush your hair so it’s tangle free. Then grab your favorite moose (the choice is yours, however, I encourage you to purchase one that mentions “curls” or “volume”).  Using the moose, scrunch the product throughout the hair. Once your hair dries, your hair will be prepped with your natural wave and/or curl.   Bring The Beach To You! If you have naturally straight hair and the moose is not enough to prep, bring the beach to you with sea salt spray! Sea salt spray adds texture to your hair to fake that tousled “just came back from the beach” look. Spray your sea salt spray on to your dry hair and work it through the hair. Tip: If you have naturally dry, or curlier hair, I would encourage you to SKIP this step. I have naturally dry/wavy hair and I find that sea salt spray dries out my hair more and makes it a bit too frizzy.   Different Curls Photo by Jeffrey Roberts via Instagram   Using a straightener or curling iron, curl your hair in different directions to make it look more natural. For one strand of hair, curl toward you. Then, for the next strand, curl away from you. It’s also important to shake out the strand after curling it, you never want the waves to look too tight. That would give the illusions of curls.

  Skip The Heat To get mermaid hair without heat, try sleeping with your hair in two buns or braids. For the bun method, split your hair into two top ponytails. Then twist one of the ponytails into a bun, and hold in place with a hair tie and bobby pins. Repeat with the other ponytail. When you wake up, undo the buns, and brush your hair gently. You should be left with wavy, beach hair. For the braid option, sleep with your hair in two french braids, when you awake your hair will be crimpy and wavy. Both are totally easy and non-damaging ways to achieve mermaid hair this summer.

Simple Natural Way To Plump Your Lips

The women who have extra charming, and voluptuous lips; also get extra lovingness, kissing, and oomph from their partners.   Anyway, today I will unlock some natural ways to plump your lips by yourself easily at home. You don’t need any artificial products.   Before going to the main points, better to say, my personal lip plumper is honey. Nothing works as effective as honey to turn my lips fuller and bigger.   Anyway, let’s see how to plump the lips naturally.     1. Exfoliate Your Lips Exfoliating helps to plump your lips naturally. It removes the dead or chapped skin cells and keeps the lips in a nice shape and definition so that the lips get a touch of attractiveness and fullness. Look for your kitchen. You will get some home remedies that you can use easily to scrub your lips.         Honey and Brown Sugar are the most used and popular elements to scrub the lips naturally. Mix two teaspoons of honey with one teaspoon of sugar. Then massage your lips with it for one minute, and let the mixture stay on your pout for 3 minutes. Lastly, wash your lips off, and give an application of your favorite lip balm, like Burt’s Bees 100% Natural Beeswax. It is a best-seller natural lip balm.   Or you can use a soft toothbrush and Vaseline petroleum jelly. First, leave some Vaseline on your lips for 10 minutes. Then put some on the brush too. Now your lips are ready to be scrubbed. Rub the brush on the lips politely for one minute in the circular motion. It will eliminate all dirt and dead skin cells of the lips. Finally, you can enjoy fuller and sexy lips.   2. Apply Honey on Your Lips I think honey is the best home remedy to plump your lips naturally. Honey has vitamins, nutrients, minerals, antioxidants, and antibacterial. All these substances are very helpful to get the glowing and silky skin. Honey mainly softens, hydrates, and makes the lips fuller. (Buy honey from Amazon)How You Can Plump Your Lips Naturally       Leave some pure honey on your lips over the night. In the morning, just normally wash your lips off with lukewarm water if it is winter. And see your pout has been fuller, sexier, and bigger.   Or you can massage your lips with a soft cotton ball taking some honey around the ball and on your lips. Massage your lips this way for 4 minutes daily once. Gradually, it will make your lips brighter, and nourished. If your lips are darker, this way is a good option to get pink lips by reducing the dark pigments.   3. Cayenne Pepper Pepper is known as a spicy item to cook foods. It has been also used as an extract for developing various skin care products. You can use this natural ingredient to acquire plump lips.       Mix some pepper powder with enough water to make a paste. Apply it on your lips for 10 minutes. Don’t lick or bite your lips when the pepper is staying. Then wash your lips off with water. Pepper causes a swelling so that the lips get turned into bigger, redder, and fuller. It may slightly dry out your lips. So, you can coat your lips with a natural balm. It may also slightly irritate your lips. Better will just use 2-3 times a week. continue reading

Simple Ways To Keep your skin fresh

The face is a canvas for makeup, and good skincare will keep your canvas in tip-top condition. Laura Mercier suggests five very simple steps for women of all ages to follow religiously in order to keep facial skin smooth and glowing, with or without makeup!   Step 1: Never wear makeup to bed! Having grown up with some women who wore their makeup to bed, Laura has seen the toll it can take on the skin. Good cleansing can clear away a good deal of makeup, but Laura suggests also using a makeup remover especially for the eyes—one that conditions the eye area's delicate skin while removing all traces of makeup.   Step 2: Cleanse thoroughly, morning and night, with a gentle cleanser or cream that doesn’t contain perfumes or harsh artificial additives. By cleansing, you'll eliminate dirt and clear your pores, letting skin breathe.   Step 3: Rinse very well every time you wash your face. Splash, splash, splash the water over your entire face and neck until all remnants of the soap and makeup are down the drain.   Step 4: Use an alcohol-free toner if you have oily skin to gently clear away excess oil and smooth skin. Laura says she "is against anyone using alcohol on their skin to get rid of oil." Alcohol is harsh and dries skin, which then causes oil glands to overcompensate by producing more oil. "Many women don't realize that skin can be oily and dehydrated at the same time," Laura explains. "If you've wiped all the oil away, your skin may appear dry while your oil glands are activating under the skin and ready to compensate for the dryness." continue

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Waxing VS Threading... Which is better?!

By Danielle Carlson
Photo by Max Rovensky via Unsplash   Summer is right around the corner, meaning it’s time of the year to remove our body hair one way or another. If you’re like me and want to find alternatives to shaving but can’t afford laser hair removal, you’re stuck between two options: waxing or threading.   Which is the better option?   Waxing Waxing, I believe, is the most convenient way to remove body hair. Waxing removes your hair from the root, meaning you’re hair won’t grow back for three to five weeks (depending on your hair type). Waxing also prevents ingrown hairs, which is great if you’re prone to getting those hurtful things. Like all hair removal, waxing does cause some pain. It also could cause some irritation or rash due to the heat of the wax. So, before waxing your whole body, test it out first on a smaller part of your skin. When it comes to making your next appointment for waxing, your body hair has to be grown out by two to three inches, at least. Or else, the hair won’t remove properly. This means you will be a bit hairy between sessions.   Threading When it comes to the face, threading is my personal go-to for hair removal. Our face is more sensitive our legs, arms, or other body parts, which means we have to be more gentle. Our faces require the natural oils that waxing so harshly removes. Threading is also more precise compared to waxing. When removing eyebrow hairs, you want to be as careful as possible to avoid pulling too much hair, sometimes waxing can lead to thinner eyebrows than expected. Personally, when waxing my face, I would always break out because of the heat of the wax. With threading, however, my skin is free from redness, irritation, or breakouts. Threading is also more sanitary, we never truly know how clean our wax is and how long it’s been sitting out.   So, which is better? If you are removing your facial hairs, threading is the way to go! But if you're removing hair from your legs, arms, or stomach, waxing is the faster, more practical way to do it.   Which method do you prefer?

How To Tacke Your Skin Problems/Concerns?

Skin concerns describe a condition or occurrence outside of your skin’s natural moisture levels i.e. acne, wrinkles & fine lines, dehydrated, sensitivity, dullness, uneven tone, hyperpigmentation. The best way to identify your skin concerns is to think about what struggles you have had with your skin consistently over the past 3 months. Sensitive Skin Skin sensitivity is a complex skin concern that can be caused by many reasons. Some people have naturally sensitive skin, some may have sensitivity as a result of other skin conditions such as rosacea, allergies, side effect from a product, etc. Skin reacts to common ingredients so is prone to inflammation and irritation. Skin is often dry. When irritated, skin can be red and patchy, redness spots, prone to rashes and irritation, may feel itching or burning. Avoid products with alcohol and fragrances as this can often trigger irritation. Find out what triggers are and avoid them. Skin tends to burn easily and has a tendency for redness or rosacea. TIPS: use gentle, low pH cleansers without harsh surfactants, avoid skincare products that contain fragrance or alcohol. Try using a konjac sponge to cleanse the skin. It is non-abrasive and can be used alone with water to gently cleanse the skin to reveal a radiant completion. Soothing, anti-inflammatory ingredients are beneficial. Regular application of gentle, hydrating skincare products and sun protection is essential for the care of sensitive skin. Product keywords: Calming, soothing, gentle, sensitive, ultra-sensitive Product ingredients: Aloe vera, chamomile, cucumber, green tea, honey, oatmeal Acne Acne can manifest as blackheads, whiteheads, cystic acne, closed comedones, or some combination of the above. Acne can be caused by many factors i.e. genetics, hormones (pregnancy, menstrual cycle, hormonal birth control), climate, product sensitivities, etc. Acne often occurs in conjunction with other skin concerns i.e. sensitivity and hyperpigmentation are common additional concerns for acne sufferers. TIPS: Gentle care, patience and consistency will balance any type of acne. If you only have one blemish every once in a while it is not considered acne but should still be gently treated with a spot treatment. Using an entire line of anti-acne products can be harsh on the skin. Start with an essence or serum designed for acne while keeping the rest of your routine optimized for other skin concerns. Product keywords: Trouble, blemish, pore, clear, tea tree, spot, BHA Product ingredients: Tea tree, honey, propolis, snail secretion filtrate, clay, charcoal, aloe vera To learn more, click here https://www.ecobeautylife.com/skin-concerns/  

Your skincare routine for the spring-summer season

Both dermatologists and cosmetologists assert that, if you want to always maintain your face skin in a perfect state, you should adjust your skincare routine to every season, because your skin reacts differently on different climate conditions.  In this article we will pay attention to summer-spring season, and will define, which procedures and skin care manipulations are the best, and which you should avoid in this period.         During the cold seasons, dermatologists suggest using strong moisturizing products to fight with dryness caused by the cold, however, starting from spring, it is recommended to switch to a lighter moisturizer to avoid extra skin oiling, which frequently results in a large amount of clogged pores. Thus, during spring and summer, give your preference to serum based or oil-free products, to maintain oil balance of your skin.  When sun is shining, it is also necessary to not forget to defend your skin from the sun influence. Remember that direct sun rays are highly dangerous for the skin. Their influence can lead to the appearance of additional wrinkles and spots on the skin. In this respect, dermatologists insist on using products with SPF 30-50.  These advices are important to adhere to not only with skin care products, but also with your make-up products. Especially during the hot summer period, try to avoid heavy textures. This rule applies to your primer, foundation and powder.  Of course, it would be better to limit make-up I summer, however, if it impossible for you not to apply any make up, you should at least apply right products suitable for warm weather.      In addition to skincare you provide at home, you should also be familiar with cosmetic procedures, which are recommended to do in spring-summer period and which are not.  For example, if you decide to do botox nyc injections, the best time to do it will be spring, as in climate whether your skin is not so sensitive and more hydrated that is the light skin irritation caused by the needle after botox procedures will fade way more quickly. This rule applies to all other face fillers. Among the procedures which you are not recommended to do during warm season are strong acid peeling. The procedure represents a treatment during which an acid solution is applied to remove dead skin cells and damaged layers of the skin. The next week after the procedure, a patient must avoid direct sun rays, that is why it is better to execute such procedures during cold weather, when the sun is not so strong.  There are also different opinions about laser hair removal.  Certain people consider that hot weather can have a negative influence on skin after the procedure of laser epilation, however, according to the majority of cosmetologists and dermatologists laser hair removal is the procedure, which can be executed in any season.        Thus, summarizing the provided information, we can say that, of course, every woman wants her skin to be perfect in every season and anyone can reach that by using proper products and right procedures during every season. Treat your skin well, and it will certainly pay you back.                    



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