Capture the Sweet, Sweaty, Sexy Scent of Summer: The summer season is upon us in the United States and elsewhere. A sure way to capture the overall sensual, long, lazy, spectacular days of summer is through scent. When applying perfume, only put or spray on a small amount, as your body oils will mix easily with the scent, creating a lingering, lasting, luscious smell sure to last all day and drive any blah mood away!
From a Mood of Blah to a Mood of Yeehaw? Step into the glorious season of spring dressed from head to toe in yellow. An easy to do beauty tip. Colors influence our moods and our emotions. Yellow is the color of the sun…warmth, long days, vacations, summer! Slip into yellow clothing to put a glow in your cheeks and a smile on your face. Wahlah…an easy way to transform and feel beautiful, inside and out.
Blue Lipstick Boogie: Yes, we’re going here all you fashion divas. Dance up a storm and dance into any room lips first…when your luscious lips are painted with brazen blue lipstick. Truly fabulous, fierce and fashionable. Line your lips with blue lip pencil, then fill your lips in with bold, brassy shades of blue! Wow, pow, zap, boom, bah! Blue lips…rah, rah, rah! Simply blue-irresistible!
Gold Lipsticks: Although it may be true that all that glitters isn’t gold, when it comes to wearing gold shades of lipsticks or lip gloss, your mouth will resemble royalty. Gold is a powerful, rich, regal color and “jewels” up your luscious lips much the same way gold jewelry adds posh and pizzazz to an outfit. So, if you’re looking for a way to ramp up your lips…or you merely need a change from the normal pink and red tones of lipsticks you often wear…may I suggest, fashion divas, you go for the gold!
Puffy, Pouty, Perfect Pink Lips: Pink lips are always in fashion, always in style. For a lip color that matches most everything, is appropriate to wear to all events and never goes out of style…the popping pink lip can take you the mile! For extra shine: Lip gloss! For a matted, dry look: lipstick! To add dimension to your mouth and ensure that your lipstick doesn’t smudge or smear, line your lips with a matching color lip pencil! Let your pretty, pleasing, pouty, pink lips begin!
Extended Eyelashes and Luscious Lips: The two best features on a face to highlight with cosmetics? The eyelashes and the lips, hands down! If you are ever traveling and can only bring two makeup items with you, always choose mascara and lipstick. A swipe or two of both and you’re good to go for the entire day and evening!
Black Clothing and Horizontal Stripes for a Slimming Effect: Okay, bear with me on this one. Many people claim that black clothing and horizontal stripes create a slimming effect on the wearer. Me personally, I can’t tell if this is true or not. I know when I wear black garments or stripes, I feel my physique looks the same as when I wear other colors and patterns. Oh well, if it makes you feel good, go for it!
Riveting, Red Lipstick: If you want your lips to stand out over every other set of lips, the answer is simple: paint your lips with red lipstick. No other color compares or competes!
Dramatic, Eye Popping Eyes: Glitter eye shadow. Whether your eyes are brown, gold, green or blue, a theatrical eye will work for you! Apply the shadow either in powder or cake form, or liquid form to bring your eyes to over-the-top, gorgeous, glittery glamour. Where did you get those eye-catching eyes?
Clothes Black – Lips Red: No more needs to be said!
Alluring Cats Eyes: With eye makeup, there is no doubt that cats eyes look alluring. The tip to perfect cats eyes is all in the eyeliner. When applying the liner, select an extremely thin eyeliner brush and extend the upper eyeliner past the end of the upper eyelid, tapering to a point. Meow!
Accentuate a Pale Skin Glow: For fair and pale skin gals who prefer a natural glow, bypass bronzer or foundation. Instead, brush translucent face powder over your face for a radiant glow!
Eliminate Facial Breakouts: To help eliminate facial breakouts and maintain clear skin, use a face cleanser that contains salycilic acid or benzoyl peroxide.
Pretty in Perfume: For a pleasing, pretty, unique scent, mix perfumes. This may sound like overkill, but it works. Mixing perfumes works best if you blend two (no more than three) different scents, and mix a heavy scent with a light scent. Spray an airy, light scent behind your ears, with a heavier musk or vanilla scent on your wrists, and invent your own signature smell! You’ll smell swell!
Manicure Tip: Before you start painting your nails, fill a mixing bowl with ice cubes and cold water. Let sit. After you paint the nails, dip your wet nails in the cold water for one minute. This helps to solidify the nail polish all the way through, protecting against divots, nicks and smudges.
Thinning Hair? Go Ombre’: Starting with a darker base and slowly getting lighter toward the ends of the hair creates the visual effect of thicker hair at the tips. Go one or two shades lighter at the base for a subtle color change.
How To Keep Flat Ironed Hair Healthy: Hair straightened to sexy, sleek splendor looks gorgeous, however, excessive heat can damage hair. If using a flat iron, allow your hair to dry naturally (no blow-drying as this adds heat), and only iron dry hair. The result? Less breakage.
For the Tousled Curl, Bed-Head Look: Do you crave a head full of cute curls, but prefer a loose, softer look? For a head full of tousled curls and a more bed-head look, when the curl is set, brush the curl with your fingers rather than a brush or comb. Free flowing tousled curls!
Dry Hair Disaster: If your hair tends to be dry, make sure you use a sulfate free shampoo. Sulfates can be harsh and damaging, drying out the hair.
Flowing Waves in Your Hair With No Curlers: An easy way to add lasting curls and wave to your hair with no breakage? Braids! On damp hair, braid the hair (the larger the braids, the looser the curl). When you remove the braid or braids, your hair will have wave, body and volume.
Build Strong Cuticles: Try eye cream! Rub excess eye cream into your cuticles nightly to hydrate the cuticles, building stronger nails. Who knew eye cream worked on two beauty problems?
Starting Point for Blush: Do you love the rosy cheek look that blush provides but you don’t want to look like a clown? Use the two finger rule. Place two fingers together from the nose to the cheekbone, the fingers flat on your face. Where the fingers stop, the blush starts.
Rosy, Pinched Cheeks: For a healthy, rosy, pinched cheek look, use a cream rouge or blush and apply to the cheeks with a makeup sponge, as opposed to a powder rouge or blush using a makeup brush, which will give off a softer color.
Soft, Smooth, Callous Free Feet: How do keep your feet free from scaly, dry skin and callouses? Moisturize, just like you would your face. After showering, apply moisturizer to your feet (face cream and Vaseline work well). Massage in!
Make Natural Eyelashes Appear Longer: Do you yearn for long eyelashes but don’t want to fuss and fidget with false lashes? Before applying mascara to your natural lashes, brush on a primer as a base coat. This will thicken and extend the lashes. Then add mascara over the primer. Eyelash conditioners work well to strengthen your natural lashes.
Oily Hair Quick Fix: Do you need to cover up an oily scalp but don’t have time for a shampoo? Baby powder! Either sprinkle lightly over your scalp, or place the powder on a dry washcloth and dab over the scalp. Either brush or comb the powder into your hair, giving the scalp a dry look.
Roots Need a Touch Up: For a quick fix until you cover your roots, you can help hide the dark roots by zig-zagging your part, or wearing a “bed head.” Avoid a perfectly straight part, as this brings attention to the roots.
Keep Natural Shine In Your Hair: When brushing your hair, start at the roots and brush down to the ends to distribute natural oils throughout the hair shaft, providing a healthy shine.
How to Look Better in a Bathing Suit: Buy the bathing suit one size larger than you wear. I know this may be tough to do, but this eliminates the tight fitting leg, hip and stomach area from being too snug, pinching skin and causing the skin to bulge over the material. You will wear the suit well!
How to Hide a Double Chin: (This works well in pictures)! Apply a bronzer along the jawline to define the jawline/neck area, then blend the shade to a seamless contour.
Let Your Eyebrows Thin Out a Round Face: A higher, more pronounced eyebrow arch helps balance out a round face by vertically stretching its appearance, drawing the eye upward. A pronounced arch eyebrow also looks striking!
Eyebrows and Body Hair: Do you want lighter eyebrows? Light arm hair without shaving? Bleaching really works wonders. Safe and easy to use.
Melted Lip Liner and Eye Pencils: Do your lip liners and eye pencils tend to melt in the heat? Stick them in the freezer for a minute or so and firm them up before applying. In the car, touching up your makeup (careful)? Stick melted liners in front of the air conditioner for 30 seconds. Wahlah, the liners are easy to apply and this eliminates waste.
Removing Glitter Nail Polish: Glittered nail polish is dazzling and darling, however, the removal process can be downright difficult. Rather than applying nail polish remover to cotton or tissue, use felt. This helps to rub the glittery polish off with ease.
Chic, Classy Manicure/Pedicure: Sure, it’s fun to experiment with fingernail and toenail polish by mixing colors and designs. But if you’re looking for a manicure/pedicure that says chic, classy and elegant, always match your fingernail and toenail polish.
Quick Substitute for Blush: Are your cheeks in the need of a rosy hue, but you don’t have any blush? No problem. Pink, orange and bronze powder eye shadows can substitute for blush, and no one knows the difference! Except your cheeks, of course. And you!
Lip Gloss or Matte Lipstick? That is the question! If you’re in the mood for lips that shimmer and shine, go with gloss. If you want a more dry appearance, yet lips full of va-va-voom color, go matte. (Matte lipsticks tend to last longer on the lips, especially when eating or drinking).
Shiny Hair: Do you want hair that shimmies and shines in a flash? Hair gloss! Spray the gloss lightly over dry hair, and don’t brush in. Leave the gloss much like a topcoat. Sheer shine!
Bold, Beautiful, Big Eyes: Tired of the same, safe color eye shadows? Basic, muted shades are fine for the office, but if you want to add pop and pizzazz to your eyes, and make them appear larger, then bold, flashy colors are the way to go! You’ll look like you’re ready to strut in a fashion show!
Glamorous, Gorgeous Lip Gloss: If you’re looking for a lip gloss that lasts and shines, NYX doesn’t disappoint! Easy to apply and the price isn’t high!
False Eyelashes are Flashy & Flamboyant Fun: False eyelashes highlight your eyes like a gorgeous picture frame shows off a photo! Mesmerizing peepers!
Great, Fresh, Soft Skin: Three natural ways to fresh, clear, glowing skin:
- A healthy diet of protein, fruits and vegetables.
- Water, water, water.
- Sleep, sleep, sleep.
Yes, it is that simple!
How to Moisturize Dry or Sensitive Skin: Exfoliate! Exfoliating forces the top layer of the skin to restructure itself in a way where you lose less water through the skin!
Firm Facial Skin: When applying creams or facial cleansers to your face, press upward, never down. This helps prevent skin sagging. In the delicate eye area, rub creams into your skin using your ring finger. This prevents rubbing or pressing too hard, which can also cause skin sagging.
Red Lipstick is the Bomb: Can red lipstick really be wrong? Rock your darling, dangerous diva self in bright red lipstick! Take your power! Take the plunge!
Easy, Pure, Makeup Removal: Petroleum jelly works wonders for removing makeup, even stubborn mascara. Chapped lips? Petroleum jelly soothes and prevents them.
Cleaning Your Makeup Brushes: They need a bath too!
- Rinse the brush bristles under warm water.
- Mix a bowl of water and shampoo.
- Soak the brush bristles in the solution.
- Rinse with hot water.
- Towel/pat dry the wet bristles.
- Lay the brush flat on a towel or cloth until dry.
Prevent Your Nail Polish From Chipping: Tired of your new manicure chipping? Here’s how to make your polish shine and last:
- Wash and dry your hands.
- Apply a clear base coat to your nails.
- When dry, paint your nails with your favorite colors.
- When dry, apply a clear coat to the top of the nails, over the entire nail.
- Wahlah, glossy color that lasts!
How to Have High Cheekbones: Have you always wished for prominent cheekbones? To make your cheekbones appear higher and stand out, apply a foundation bronzer under the cheekbone and on the cheekbone. You can then cover with blush.
Foundation That Matches Your Complexion: How to wear foundation and still look natural? When selecting a foundation, apply a small amount to your jawline and neck to make sure the color blends in well with your natural skin tone. This way, the foundation is a perfect match for your skin color.
Thin the Nose with Makeup: Do you want a thinner nose without plastic surgery? Swipe contour powder down the sides of the bridge of the nose, stopping before you get to the nostrils. Blend highlighter down the bridge of the nose in a vertical line to complete the effect.
Flat Hair to Full Volume Hair: Do you need a quick fix to go from flat hair to voluminous hair? Before blow drying, add a volumizing spray to your roots for added lift. Another great tip is to bend your neck forward with your head down, so that your hair falls over your head, then blow dry underneath the hair. Bouncy body has been added to your hair!
How to Have Full, Pouty Lips: Do you crave full, kissable lips without collagen injections? This is easy to achieve. Merely line your lips with a color of lip liner that blends with the shade of lipstick that you intend to wear. The liner will frame the lips, making the lips appear plump and pretty. Lip liner also prevents the lipstick from bleeding over the lip line!
Purple Lipstick is Powerful: Purple lipstick is always a winner. Purple shades wear well with all skin tones and can blend in with most clothing colors. Just ask Nicki Minaj!
Topical Wonders of Coconut Oil: Coconuts aren’t only for eating and cooking. Three ways coconut oil works as a topical beauty ointment:
- Helps restore dry, damaged hair and prevent breakage (soak head, then shampoo and rinse).
- Moisturizes the skin: Can be applied like lotion, or sprinkle drops in your bath water and soak and soothe.
- When worn topically, for tanning, etc., studies have shown that coconut oil blocks approximately 20% of the sun’s ultraviolet rays.
So, put the lime in the coconut, then you’ll feel better…
From Sleek, Straight Hair to Curly Locks in 20 Minutes: How did I go from straight, sleek hair to fancy Nancy curls in twenty minutes? Heat rollers. That’s it. That simple. That fast! Warning: To maintain the integrity of the curls, avoid strong winds and hurricanes!