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Oct 22, 2003
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Huntington Beach, CA
REPOST from last year


Lifeless hair--If using a body building gel or mousse, don't use it on wet hair as it will make your hair go limp. Water will dilute the active ingredients in most volumizers. Instead, towel dry hair, removing the excess moisture, then massage volumizer into hair and style as usual.

Fading hair color--To lock in color, try using a shampoo that has a slightly acidic Ph. All shampoos designed to clarify, volumize or control dandruff contain harsh, color-dimming ingredients. Try Young Living's line of toxic free hair care products.

Hair breakage--Your hair is very fragile when wet, so comb it this way: Always use a wide-tooth comb for detangling. Begin at ends and work through gently; then go back and comb through from from scalp.

Shape up your hair--Summertime is here, so get a quick trim or whole new cut. Summer weather can dry out your hair so make sure to condition the ends well after every shampoo. Use olive oil on the ends with a plastic bag covering the ends; tie with a rubber band. Leave on overnight, then shampoo in the morning.

Wear your hair up!--Invest in a couple of hair clips or other holders that will keep your hair off of your face during the hot weather months. Keep one in your purse in case you need an instant hair-makeover.

Go ahead and highlight!--If you have been contemplating adding a little 'gold' to your locks go ahead. Summer is the perfect time to do it. Keep the bleach and chemicals off of your scalp and have a professional do it. It is worth the money. Don't do the do-it yourself highlighter kits unless you really know what you are doing.

Enrich your dark hair color naturally--Brew one strong cup of espresso and let cool completely. Pour on dry hair and leave on for 20 minutes. Rinse.

Enhance your blond hair naturally--Brew some chamomile tea and let cool completely. Pour on dry hair and leave on for 20 minutes. Rinse. For red hair use lemon-balm tea.

Your brush giving you static?--Keep your brush squeaky clean. Wash it with a drop of shampoo and warm water and no more fly-aways!

Getting yellow out of gray--Use a highlighting shampoo with a cool base color like blue or violet. These colors minimize that brassy, yellow look. Look for shampoos that contain vegetable dyes.

Hair and Salt water--Wash and rinse your hair as soon as possible after swimming. If salt water dries on your hair, it can cause mineral deposits to build up so wash your hair thoroughly.

Dry or oily hair?--If you have dry hair and scalp, rinse in very warm water. Hot water stimulates oil production, so if your hair is oily, cool water is recommended.

Get waves without hot rollers!--Get some velcro rollers (beauty supply houses sell them) and put them in your hair just after blowing dry. Leave them in until you are finished getting ready. A few minutes before you're about to leave, take out the rollers, brush through once and you will have hair that has volume and bounce.

Make your hair shine--Always rinse your hair with cool water to seal the cuticle and make your hair shine!

Oily scalp--Saturate a cotton ball with witch hazel and dab all over your entire scalp.

Homemade intensive conditioner--Mix 1/4 cup of olive oil with 1 egg and apply to hair. Use more olive oil if your hair is very long. Cover your head with aluminum foil, then with a towel that has been warmed in the dryer. Leave on for 30 minutes to an hour, then shampoo as usual.

Texturize limp locks: Braid slightly damp hair at the crown, make only a few braids depending upon the thickness of your hair. Let dry completely, take braids out, spritz on a lightweight hair spray and run fingers through.

Shine boosting hair mask: Mash an over-ripe banana; combine with 3 drops of almond oil. Massage into dry hair, leave on for 15 minutes, then shampoo out.

For bouncy hair: Saturate freshly washed hair with half & half, concentrating on the scalp. Leave on for 5 minutes, then rinse.

Dandruff: Use mouthwash that's labeled antiseptic. It kills the strain of yeast that's responsible for dandruff. Mix one part mouthwash with 9 parts water and pour over scalp; massage in and let set 5-10 minutes then rinse well.

Baby fine hair: Create a hair plumping rinse by separating three large eggs; discard the yolks then mix whites with enough water to make it pourable. Pour over hair.

To make hair shine--Eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables. Eaten raw they are especially beneficial. Include these in your diet and see your hair shine and your skin glow! Try The Living Well Plan

Terrible tangles?--Detangle your hair before you wash it. Wet hair is very fragile so brush your hair thoroughly before getting into the shower.

Give your hair a break--Let it dry naturally once or twice a week. Turn your head upside down and use your hands to shape and lift the roots for volume.

Flyaway hair: Mix 1/2 mashed avocado with 1 tablespoon mayonnaise and apply to just washed hair. Leave on 10 minutes then rinse thoroughly. You can use this once a week.

Greasy hair: Add 1/4 cup lemon juice to 1/3 cup of your regular shampoo. Wash as usual. This will also add highlights!

Limp hair: On freshly washed hair, massage in beer concentrating on the scalp only. Do not rinse out and your hair will have volume!

Haircuts--When going to the salon, have a specific cut in mind. Bring a picture and make sure the stylist understands what cut you are looking for.

Styling product buildup--Use an inexpensive shampoo once a week to strip off extra mouse, gels, or hairspray buildup.

Run out of conditioner?--Use facial moisturizer just on the areas that need it if you are in a pinch.

Dull hair: mix 1/3 cup vodka with 1/3 cup of your favorite shampoo. Shampoo as usual and get ready for the shiniest hair ever!

Overnight split-end mender: Before bed, gather hair into a high ponytail at the crown. Using a small dry paintbrush, coat the ends of the tail with olive oil (about 1/3 the way up). Slip tail under a shower cap and shampoo out in the morning. Do 1 to 2 times a week.

Combat static: Massage a teaspoon of mayo on clean damp hair. Leave on for 5 minutes and rinse out.

Perfect ponytail--Comb a lightweight gel through your hair from roots to ends. Secure with a cloth covered elastic band. Wrap a small section of hair around the band to cover and secure with bobby pins.

Get permed curls back--Scrunch those curls with a palm full of mousse, wrinkling your hair as you go and your curls will be back!

Make your hair shine!--Use a brush made with boar bristles; they help pick up scalps natural oils and distribute them through your hair.

Brush it the right way: Tilt head downward to bring nourishing blood to the scalp. Begin at the roots and work in sections, dividing the brushed from the unbrushed. Twenty-five strokes will do it.

Round face: Pulling your hair back will only emphasize roundness. If your hair is short, wear styles that are fuller at the crown. If your hair is long, wear it fuller at the neck to detract from roundness.

Square face: A wispy sweep of bangs across the brow will soften your face. Always think softness. Curls or waves will detract away from the angles of your face.

Taking medication--Be sure to use a clarifying shampoo as medications are excreted through the hair, leaving a fine, thin film.

Massage your scalp--Use a rubber glove to massage your head while shampooing in the shower. It will stimulate your scalp and promote healthy hair growth.

Using mousses or gels?--Use them sparingly. They cause buildup that will dull your hair and weigh it down.

Combat static--Spray a little anti-static spray on your hair brush. It works on hair the same way it works on clothes.

No time to shampoo?--Dab facial toner all over your scalp with a cotton ball and blow dry. This will get you through until the next washing.

Hair frizzies--Rub a dab of canola oil between the palms of your hands and apply sparingly over hair where you have frizzies.


Red blotchy legs?--It is the shaving cream that is the likely cause. Shaving creams, gels, foams or soap can irritate your skin's open pores causing the redness and/or blotchiness. Try shaving with the same conditioner that you use on your hair.

Reduce unwanted shine--Try this natural astringent; combine 10 drops lemon juice with 1/2 cup cold water. Saturate a cotton ball with the mixture, dab over skin and do not rinse.

Zap blemishes--Tea's tannic acid absorbs oils that lead to blemishes. Saturate a tea bag in warm water and press on the affected area for about 5 minutes. Rinse, then dab on a some eye redness remover to get the red out.

Seal your pores--Close your pores with a skin tightening all natural clay or mud mask, or try this recipe: Mix 1 egg white with a few drops of lemon juice. Using a brush, massage onto clean skin. Leave on for 5 minutes then rinse with warm water.

Natural wart remover--Banana peel contains a substance that is highly effective at destroying warts and is recommended by dermatologists. Place a small amount of peel against the wart and hold it in place with adhesive tape. Change the peel daily as needed and continue for 2 weeks or until the wart is gone.

Keep your skin smooth--Exfoliate in the shower at least two times a week. Exfoliate your legs before you shave them for a sleek smooth shave.

Homemade summer exfoliator--Mix 1/8 cup of olive oil and 1 heaping tablespoon of sea salt. Use on knees and elbows in the shower and rinse off. Pat dry with a soft towel.

Self-tanners--Always scrub well before applying a self tanner. Any dry patches will absorb too much color and your tan will look uneven.

Supersoak--Add 1 quart whole milk and 3 tablespoons of lemon juice to a very warm bath. Slice the lemon and put in the water too. After 15 minutes you will be energized and your skin will be silky smooth.

Homemade toner--In a blender, blend 1 peeled kiwi and 1 and 1/2 teaspoons lime juice. Add an equal amount of water and blend until smooth. Use a cotton ball to apply to face. Refrigerate any leftover toner in an airtight container.

Eye mask--Grate 1/4 of a apple and a small raw potato and combine. Apply mixture to eyes for 15 minutes, cover your eyes with a warm washcloth and relax with some soothing music.

Treat yourself--Have a salon facial every 4-6 weeks. You deserve it and it will help keep your skin looking its best. Plus, facials are very relaxing--two benefits in one.

Protect your skin--Photo-aging is responsible for as much as 80% of skin damage--wrinkling, sagging, and discoloration or age spots. Use a safe sunscreen and apply it before exposing your skin to the elements.

Remove your makeup!--Do not sleep in your make-up. As you sleep your skin is busy shedding and replenishing skin cells, so make sure your skin is clean and hydrated.

Exfoliate in the shower--Use a loofa as you shower to get rid of dead skin cells. Do this at least twice a week.

Oily skin--Put a 1/2 of a cucumber in a blender and blend until smooth; apply to face. Leave on for 15 minutes then rinse. Follow with a lemon juice toner.

Pregnant?--Rub wheat germ oil (get at your local health food store) on your breasts and tummy to keep skin elastic.

To keep feet baby soft: After a shower use a foot file (at least once a week).

Homemade clay mask: Use 100% clay kitty litter (ground to a powder), mix with water, apply to face, let dry, then rinse.

Chapped lips: Exfoliate your lips by using an old toothbrush and a menthol based lip balm. Apply lip balm first, then brush gently with the toothbrush.

Get rid of residue: Wash your skin after shampooing and conditioning. Hair products leave residue of oil on your back and shoulders.

Sensitive skin soother: Saturate a washcloth in one quart warm (not hot) chamomile tea. Press cloth over face, flooding skin with liquid; hold against skin for five seconds. Rinse cloth, resaturate and repeat two more times. Finish by gently patting face with a clean, dry towel.

Get rid of rough, dry skin: Grate the rind of one whole lemon into 4 tablespoons plain yogurt. Mix and rub over entire body concentrating on the driest patches. Rinse.

Lines around mouth--Apply almond oil around the mouth to keep your lips supple and soften the lines.

Mask for excess hair on the face--Mix one tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon juice with 4 teaspoons honey. Smooth on in the direction of your hair growth and leave on for 10-15 minutes. Rinse off. Use this mask twice a week.

Drops for puffy eyes--Juice a cucumber. Apply drops to eyes for a cooling and soothing eye treat. Store excess in refrigerator for up to 10 days.

Quick exfoliator: After a steamy shower rub your skin with a towel gently but vigorously to remove dead skin.

Flaky face: Mix 1/4 cup honey with 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves and smooth on face. Leave on 15 minutes then rinse thoroughly.

Milk bath for your feet: Warm 3 cups whole milk. In another bowl, mix 1/2 cup coarse salt and 1/3 cup olive oil. Soak feet in milk for 10 minutes, then rinse. Scrub feet with salt-oil mixture. Rinse and apply a moisturizer and thick socks to seal in the softness.

Remove redness from a pimple--Squeeze a little eye redness reliever on a cotton swab and hold it on the pimple for 15 seconds or until the redness disappears.

Run out of toner?--Lemon juice will remove any residue and refresh your face.

Puffy eyes--Place chilled teething rings on eyes to reduce puffiness and give you a wide awake appearance.

Revitalizing hand wrap: Coat hands with lotion. Slip into roomy plastic gloves, then into warm gloves. Leave on 30 minutes. Remove plastic and warm gloves, then tissue off excess lotion.

Moisturize your room: To keep skin from drying use humidifiers and keep the room temperature moderate. Also, get some green plants; they add moisture to your room!

Facial steam: Combine 1 cup fresh rose petals with 2 cups boiling water. Tent a towel over your head and let steam penetrate face for 10 minutes. Stay several inches away from the bowl.

Want to wax?--Your hair should be at least 1/2 inch long the first time for the wax to be able to hold. Try one of the cold waxes on the market if you're a beginner.

Best time to shave?--Shaving at night will reduce redness. And wait about 12 hours after shaving or waxing before diving into a pool, spa, or ocean.

Ear or nose hair?--Never tweeze or wax nose hairs. Use tiny manicure scissors made especially for the job. You can wax or tweeze your ear hairs, but if you want to cut them, ask someone to help you.

The ultimate treat--Try to give yourself 30 minutes a week in a warm bath. Listen to relaxing music, use aromatherapy oils, and enjoy this much needed time by yourself.

Gentle skin exfoliator--Mix 3 teaspoons fine oatmeal with 3 teaspoons double or heavy cream. Apply to skin and rub lightly; rinse off.

All over body scrub--Mix 3 tablespoons finely ground oatmeal with 2 tablespoons almond oil. Scrub all over lightly, then rinse.

Fine downey hair on your forehead?--After cleansing gently rub with a towel. In a circular motion smooth a fresh cut lemon half over your forehead. Leave on for 5 minutes, then rinse. Repeat whenever new growth appears.

Firming Mask--Mix 1 tablespoon gram flour with 1 1/2 teaspoons water. Add 1 teaspoon honey. Apply to your face, leave on for 15 minutes, then rinse. If mixture is too runny, add a little more flour.

Eczema?--Apply almond oil the affected areas.

Flaky skin--Mix 1 cup of boiling water with 1/2 cup of bran and let cool. Immerse hands into mixture and massage into hands. Rinse with warm water and follow with a hand moisturizer.

Chapped hands--Put a pair of cotton gloves in the dryer to warm. Massage olive oil into hands, nails and cuticles. Slip on warm gloves. You might want someone to help you! Leave on for 20 minutes or overnight.

Lip toner--Saturate a black tea bag with warm water. Press over clean lips for 5 minutes. Repeat if desired. Black tea is high in tannic acid which retains moisture and keeps lips smooth and taut.


Get a manicure--Set aside twenty dollars or so to get a manicure AND pedicure. It is so worth it!

Scrub those feet--Make sure you are exfoliating the tops, sides, and bottoms of your feet at least twice a week in the shower. You want your feet soft for the summer sandals.

Tan hands and feet--If you use a self-tanner on your hands and feet, use a make-up sponge to blend well around the fingers and toes. If you take your time in applying carefully, it will look very natural.

Foot refresher--After soaking feet in warm water, massage feet with a mixture of 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1 tablespoon sugar, and 1 tablespoon crushed dried peppermint. Remove with a warm, damp washcloth.

Hangnails--Pierce a 400 IU-vitamin E capsule and massage a drop into hangnail to soften and speed healing.

For nails that are nourished from the inside out--Try supplementing your already healthy eating plan with MSM. This natural sulfur source from the sea speeds the growth of your hair and nails.

Exfoliate your feet!--Use a loofah sponge to exfoliate tops, sides and bottom of your feet. Remember to scrub all of your toes too. After drying with a fluffy towel, apply your favorite moisturizer generously and then put on a thick (warm from the dryer) pair of socks on for a pampered feeling.

Give your nails a break--Take off your acrylic nails and let your fingertips breathe. It will take a while for them to recover, but it is a healthier (and less expensive) way to maintain your nails.

Summer is here!--After showing or bathing, trim your toenails and smooth any rough edges with a file. Use a pumice stones on calluses and make it a habit to use a foot file on the bottom of your feet and heals at least once a week. This will keep your feet ready for any sandal at any time.

Natural nail file--Use a popsicle stick to file your natural nails.

To help your nail polish glide on--Dip a cotton ball in a facial astringent to remove any excess oil on your nails. Your polish will go on much smoother.

Foot calluses--Always use a pumice stone. Do not use razors or other cutters.

Prevent pale polish from turning yellow--Use a topcoat that contains an ultraviolet inhibitor.

Yellow and stained toenails--Make sure to wear a basecoat under polish to prevent this.

Dulled nail polish?--Dab a little olive oil over each nail and rub in. Nails will regain a glossy, gleaming shine.

Acrylic nails--Almond oil will stop acrylic nails from dehydrating and coming away from the nail plate.

Brittle nails--Rub a vitamin E capsule on as a moisturizer.

Can't find a file?--Use the part of a matchbook used for striking the match for a file in a pinch.

Invigorating foot bath--Soak your feet in warm soapy water that has a teaspoon of peppermint extract added to it. Gently scrub your feet and use a pumice stone to smooth calluses and rough skin.

Prevent corns and calluses--Wear good comfortable footwear that leaves plenty of room for your toes to wiggle. Walk around in the shoes in the store for five minutes before deciding to buy. If they are going to hurt your feet, you will know in the first five minutes. Take note of any pinching and if they rub in a particle spot, don't buy them!

Best nail shape--Fingers look longer and more slender with straight-sided nails that have slightly rounded tips. This shape is the most flattering for short nails too and will help make hands look more graceful.

To prevent bubbles in nail polish--Wait for first coat to dry completely before applying another.

Protect your hands from the sun--Keep a tube of hand cream with sunscreen in your car and apply before you get on the road. Incidental sun exposure will give you age spots.

Filing--Never file nails right after a shower or after they have been in water. They will be too soft and tear very easily.

Your man--Remember the man in your life. Give him a manicure so he can enjoy being pampered too!

Toenail length--They shouldn't be longer than the end of your toes.

Help for nails that won't grow--Mix 1 packet unflavored gelatin with 1 tablespoon almond oil. Store in an airtight container at room temperature. Massage into nails daily to help grow them long and strong.

Rough cuticles--Wet fingertips with water and dip them into cornmeal. Massage and rinse with tepid water. Buff nails with a nail brush while rinsing to make sure you remove all the cornmeal. Dry thoroughly and apply hand cream.

Brittle nails--Rub a waxy lip balm into nails 3 times a day to protect, condition and seal in moisture.

Brittle nails #2--Once a week, apply almond oil to nails and hands, cover with socks or gloves and wear them overnight.

Discolored fingernails--Dissolve a tablet of denture cleanser in warm water and soak fingers until the stains disappear.

Chapped hands--Slather on shea butter, cover with gloves and let sink in.

Protect your nails--Use the end of a pencil to push the numbers on the telephone.

Protect your hands--Smooth on an enriched hand lotion before you put on your rubber gloves for a beauty treatment while you work.

Toenails--Trim toenails with toenail clipper in a straight or slightly curved shape. Use a file to round the corners. Smooth down any rough edges with a fine file.

Improve circulation--Elevate your feet at least 15 minutes a day to help improve circulation.

Brittle nails #3--After a shower rub in a little almond oil. It will soak in easily.

Clean nails--Scrub your nails with a nail brush every day. Clean nails are beautiful nails even if short.

Strengthen your nails--Double your helping of fresh fruits and vegetables and your nails will grow strong!

Dull nails?--Massage a drop of castor oil onto each nail and buff excess away with a tissue. Your nails will have an all natural high gloss without polish.

Discolored nails--Whiten your nails by mixing 1 tablespoon hydrogen peroxide with 3 tablespoons baking soda. Apply to nails (underneath and over tops) with a cotton swab. Leave on for 3-5 minutes then rise with warm water. Apply hand lotion.

Ridges--Using a soft nail disc, buff ridges horizontally using a gentle back and forth motion. Do not over buff. Once your ridges are smoothed, rub in lotion.


Tan face--Use one of the many excellent bronzers on the market to give you a kiss of the sun. Forget getting a tan on your face.

Less is more--Wear a very sheer foundation and keep the rest of your make-up minimal. Less is more in the summertime. Wear a little concealer just on the areas that need it and no foundation if you can get away with it.

Chapped lips--Keep your lips moisturized at all times and avoid licking lips especially when in the sun. If you have flakes on your lips, exfoliate gently with a little almond oil and a soft toothbrush.

What color orange is best for your skin color?--If you are fair try apricot, sheer peach, or soft corals. It you are medium choose soft rust, terra cotta, and tawny brown. Olive skins look best in copper, bronze and brick and dark skin will glow with deep russet, burnished orange and deep russet.

For a perfect lip shade--Mix and match lipsticks directly on your lips...you will be amazed at how many colors you can create. It is said that Marilyn Monroe wore 5 different shades of lipstick to get her mouth to look the way it did.

Precise spot covering of blemishes--After applying foundation, cover spot with a concealer using a small, pointy brush, then set with powder, dabbing gently with a powder puff.

Clean out your make-up drawers--Get rid of all your old and out dated make-up. Put your winter colors in a separate bag and put any soft, pastel colors in another. Get a makeover at one of the finer department stores to try out the new spring colors. See if what you already have matches any of them and pick up a couple of new colors while you are there. Soft, almost not there make-up is in for Spring, so learn how to apply it lightly yet completely.

Shape your brows--Don't let unruly brows take over your face. Spend the time shaping them and tweeze them at least every other day to keep them in shape. Follow these steps to get the perfect brow: Groom your brows by using an eyebrow brush (or old toothbrush). Brush them in the opposite direction, then brush back. Using precision tweezers, pluck any stray eyebrow hairs, working along the natural brow line. For painless tweezing, do this right after a steamy shower. The brow should begin directly above the inside corner of the eye and should end at a line from the outside corner of the nose past the outside corner of the eye. Apply color to sparse areas. Use a shade of eyeshadow close to your natural brow color. Using a slightly stiff small eyeshadow brush, fill in areas lightly using feathering strokes. If too much color is applied, brush with your eyebrow brush (or old toothbrush) to remove the extra color. You can use an eyebrow pencil, just be sure to go lightly to avoid the "painted on" look.

Get rid of clumps--For the best, non-clumpy, natural looking lashes: Use light layers of mascara, carefully separating your lashes between coats with an eyelash comb or small toothbrush. Metal combs work the best for this.

Cover redness--Use a yellow-toned cream to neutralize redness instead of a concealer to cover blemishes, red blotches or eyeglass marks.

Plump up sunken cheeks--Apply a lighter shade of foundation or highlighter to the hollows of your cheeks.

Hate that "lipstick-y" look?--Fill in your entire lip with a lip pencil only.

Puffy eyes--Place chilled tea bags or sliced cucumbers over your eyes.

Widen close-set eyes--Sweep a pearl-white shadow on inner lid corners, blending upward. Follow with a medium color on center of lids and a deeper tone on outer third of lids. Make sure to blend well.

To cover melasma (mask of pregnancy): Use lavender concealer. Apply foundation that is one or two shades darker than skin tone.

Under eye circles--Mix a bit of light blue eye shadow with your moisturizer; apply under your eyes. The blue color helps diffuse light. Follow with foundation or light concealer.

Eyebrows too dark?--Stroke a concealer pencil over them, followed by translucent powder. It will lighten the brows without really changing the color.

Too much eye shadow--Don't start over. Just dip a small blush brush in bronzing powder and sweep over entire lid. Bronzing powder is a neutral tint, so it will just soften the color of your shadow without changing it.

Eyebrows too light?--Have them tinted a darker shade. This will frame your eyes and if you are not good with makeup this will look the most natural. Have it done every six weeks or so. You can also purchase tinting kits at beauty supply stores if you feel confident you can do it yourself.

Lining the inside rim of your eyes--Use a eye pencil that states "Kohl". This means it is gentle and made to be used on the inside rim.

Drooping Lips--Cover the corners of your mouth concealer. Use a lip pencil to subtly extend lip corners upward. Then fill in color.

Cover a blemish--Apply over the counter acne medication directly to blemish using a cotton swab. Then apply a yellow-based concealer with a small brush. Dust with translucent powder.

Brighten up your face--For a natural, subtle, flush of color reach for bronzing powder with a large, fluffy brush and dust a light layer on forehead, nose, cheeks and chin.

Instant bigger, brighter eyes--Line upper and lower lash lines with white eyeliner, tracing as close to lash line as possible. Your eyes will look larger and more alert!

Taking photos?--Never wear frosted lipstick, eye shadow or blush. Wear classic clothing and avoid jewelry that will distract from your face.

Make your eyes look bigger--Use a white eyeliner pencil and line your eyes under your bottom lashes. Smudge. Follow with black mascara.

For super thick lashes--Lightly powder lashes to give the mascara a coat to cling to. Let dry for at least one minute. Apply second coat.

Brown eyes--Wear eyeshadow shades like: gunmetal, charcoal, mustard, camel and gold.

Green eyes--Wear eyeshadow shades like: espresso, chocolate, heather, and hazy violet.

Blue eyes--Wear eyeshadow shades like: Cinnamon, rust, eggplant, and amethyst.

Make redness vanish--Reach for soft pink to make the whites look bigger and brighten bloodshot eyes. Sweep soft pink shadow on the inside corners of eyes using an upward motion and fluffy shadow brush. Make sure to blend well.

Ultra sheer foundation--Mix your foundation and a moisturizer together for a light foundation. You can also use a dampened cosmetic sponge for the sheerest, most natural look.

Bring out your eye color--Avoid matching your eye shadow to the color or your eyes. Use complementary colors or opposite colors instead.

Make your lipstick last!--Cover your lips with foundation and powder first. Outline with a lip pencil then dust with a little powder again. Apply lipstick and powder again lightly. Reapply your lipstick and it will last all day!

Good lighting--Proper lighting is essential for the most natural makeup applications. Do a lighting check in the room. Are there windows on both sides? Do you have equal light? Is there a single light above your mirror casting a shadow down on your face? If the lighting is not even or the best possible, buy a portable makeup mirror and your problem will be solved.

Eye and lip pencils--If they are too soft, refrigerate for 30 minutes before using.

Over 25--Stay away from any and all frosted eye shadows. They make the skin around your eyes appear old and wrinkled even if you aren't old!

Forget your eye shadow?--Use your blush as a contouring color. Lightly sweep the color on your browbone.

Slenderize a round face--Sweep bronzer over temples, cheekbones and under your chin. Use a fluffy brush and light powder to highlight forehead, cheekbones and tip of chin.

Get rid of laugh lines--Use a concealer pencil and draw three horizontal lines (like cat whiskers) next to the corner of your mouth. Sponge blend in an upward direction for an instant lift.

Widen your eyes--Eliminate redness and widen eyes by stroking a light layer of shimmery white eye shadow over the entire lid.

Pick the right pink for your skin tone--If your skin is fair, choose pinks that are cool like bubble gum. If your skin is medium, choose pinks that are plum or wine colored. If your skin is olive, choose brown-based pinks. If your skin is dark, choose pinks that are blue-based like fushia or orchid. Whiten your teeth--Change your shade of lipstick and brighten your smile. If your teeth are greyish, reach for warm shades like bronze or copper. If your teeth are more on the yellow side, pick cool, blue-based shades. FYI--There are many different shades of tooth color and no one has naturally white teeth!


Thanks for resurrecting this post Tony, It was probably posted before I joined and I found it so interesting - I'm sure there are many who would appreciated it as well. That was a good idea...Thanks again

Originally Posted by Nooly

yeah, that's a very long list!! but i love it!!hey, i'm not yet 20, and i already got white hair
(not all, juste a few...) have you something against?? lol! i don't think so!! but sure, i will try the other things!!! thanks tony!!!

oH I have alot of white hair! lolol
Originally Posted by charms23 Holy moly that's a long list! I'm gonna have to save it in Word. Thanks for reposting! Wowsa,great super list Tony! you da man,lol

Holy Guacamole T! Thanks for resurrecting that post. Dont have time to read it all now but i'm gonna bookmark it for sure

tony needed to repost this beause he needed to find ways to help volumize his hair hehehe j/k

Originally Posted by Liz

tony needed to repost this beause he needed to find ways to help volumize his hair hehehe j/k

spank! lol Yeah that's right, my balding hair
Me too, it is very useful and I need to save it in Word.

Originally Posted by charms23 Holy moly that's a long list! I'm gonna have to save it in Word. Thanks for reposting!
Wow! Tony thanx for reposting.. and Kimmi thanx for bumping lol! big list!!

Dull hair: mix 1/3 cup vodka with 1/3 cup of your favorite shampoo. Shampoo as usual and get ready for the shiniest hair ever!

now, this sounds like my kind of treatment! thanks for the repost, tony. great info!

Red blotchy legs?--It is the shaving cream that is the likely cause. Shaving creams, gels, foams or soap can irritate your skin's open pores causing the redness and/or blotchiness. Try shaving with the same conditioner that you use on your hair.

great tip! i tried this and it works like a dream!

Originally Posted by monniej Dull hair: mix 1/3 cup vodka with 1/3 cup of your favorite shampoo. Shampoo as usual and get ready for the shiniest hair ever!

now, this sounds like my kind of treatment! thanks for the repost, tony. great info!

Red blotchy legs?--It is the shaving cream that is the likely cause. Shaving creams, gels, foams or soap can irritate your skin's open pores causing the redness and/or blotchiness. Try shaving with the same conditioner that you use on your hair.

great tip! i tried this and it works like a dream!

I shave everything with conditioner, too! It really does make a difference!
Great post, Tony! I never saw this thread.