Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Sexy vs. Well... Inappropriate.

All girls want to look their best when going out with friends, or going to work, or especially when going on a first date. This link was giving me a hard time, but pasted below is a great link to a Cosmopolitan video about how to look sexy and avoid looking well let's just say inappropriate!

The link works just won't seem to let me share it on the blog! ENJOY!


Check out this great MSN video - How to Bronze Your Skin

 Summer is approaching fast... and honestly I do not want to be wearing my summer clothes without a little glow to my skin. And having a job that is scheduled at the office and not the beach is tough. So attached below is a video from Cosmo on how to naturally bronze your skin in the proper way without looking like your fresh from the tanning beds!

Check out this great MSN video - How to Bronze Your Skin

Dramatic Cat Eye

Nothing draws attention to the eyes like the Dramatic Cat Eye look! Liquid liners can be difficult to use, but new Eye Studio Master Precise Ink Pen for only $7.99 offers extreme precision. Here are 4 easy to steps to accomplish the look! Step 1: Draw the Line Start with tip of the Eye Studio Master Precise Ink Pen Eyeliner pointed toward your inner eye. Apply outward lightly, in small, feather-like strokes to create thickness. The thicker the line, the more dramatic the look! Step 2: Return to the tear duct region of your eye. Extend the line past the tear duct toward your nose, stopping at the bridge. Bring the pen back toward your eye, tracing down and around the tear duct. Step 3: Return to the upper lid’s outer corner and complete your cat eye flick, upward and outward. Next go to the outer corner of your lower lash line and draw another line, connecting it up to the line you just drew. Step 4 : Finally, continue the line on your lower lash line with small, feather-like strokes. Continue the these steps on your other lid for the dramatic cat eye!

It's All About MEN!

Women aren’t the only ones who should be worried about their complexion. All of our posts have been about how WOMEN can improve their appearance in a natural healthy way, but what about men? Clinique over the past year has created a serum designed to target sunspots, dark spots and acne scars specifically for men. In just four weeks you will see less dark spots and more even-looking skin. Clinique products aren’t cheap; the serum is priced at $49.50. If you don’t believe me, take some time and look at the pictures posted on Clinique’s website. They have millions of customers who bought the product and were so satisfied with their results they sent in before and after pictures! Not only is the serum a great purchase, but the M Protect Broad spectrum SPF 21 daily hydration and protection serum is another great deal! The dual-purpose moisture is for all skin types and improves skin condition.  And if you see below I have attached two pictures of the products… they are packaged in dark masculine bottles so MEN don’t worry you won’t look girly buying and using these products! I know it seems silly to worry about dark marks and wrinkles at our age, but this is the time to start using these products! Waiting until the dark spots appear or the wrinkles begin forming isn't the time to start trying to be rid of them. Start using products before they appear, and once you age those marks will be few and far between. 

Skin Supplies For Men Dark Spot CorrectorDark Spot Corrector! 

 M Protect Broad Spectrum SPF 21 Daily Hydration + ProtectionM Protect SPF 21 Moisturizer

Monday, April 29, 2013

What's that smell? OMG...

Unfortunately this year spring hasn’t really been in the air as we have all hoped. And due to the unfortunate weather conditions, I have spent a great deal of my time inside… BUT there is a positive point in this post. Looking for my next idea for a blog post, and I came across a very interesting article pertaining to morning breath and treatments to be rid of one of the most embarrassing things on the face of this earth. I know I know this is a cosmetic blog, but its fun to sometimes wonder off the path. I think beauty is skin deep, and it’s important to naturally take care of your skin, but another important aspect of beauty is cleanliness. Bad breath is caused by the already existing bacteria that happily lives in your mouth feeds off of the food particles that remain in between your teeth that are too small to be seen by the naked eye. The bacteria feeding on the leftover food produces a sulfur compound that is responsible for the smell. GROSS I know. But it happens to everyone, some worse than others. Other causes may be lack of flossing, or eating foods that contain unpleasant odors already. Don’t be alarmed; I have found some methods to ensure those pesky embarrassing odors no longer affect your social life! Cause lets face it, everyone has that friend, or family member, or professor, or boss with the bad breath… lets just ensure its not you!

1. Using an electric toothbrush- The electric toothbrush is the best choice in ridding yourself of bad breath. The rotating head spins into places that a normal toothbrush cannot reach.

2.  FLOSS & Mouthwash! – I know the first two answers have been somewhat obvious. But you will be surprised how many friends I have that do not floss their teeth.

3. Drinking water- One of the reasons the bacteria stays and feeds on the food particules is because your mouth is dry. Constantly drinking water helps keep a moist environment and flushes out bacteria.

4. Diet- One of the main causes for bad breath is the type of food you put into your body. Try chewing on parsley or mint leaves after meals for a natural way to relieve some of the bacteria causing the odor. ALSO! Sweets take a toll on your mouth and breath! Bacteria loves sugar and feeds on it, so be careful how much sugar you are consuming.

5. CHEW GUM! And pop mints, it’s important to remember to chew gum at the proper moments and not when you’re having a conversation with your boss.

6. Regular Dentist Visits- Make sure you, no matter how unpleasant they are, are going to see your dentist every 6 months for regular check ups and cleanings.

 I know this post wasn’t about the latest looks but I think beauty isn’t just your skin. A smile is worth a thousands words, make sure yours is memorable and odor free! 
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Must Have's on Spring Break

Going to a different country and want to look your best? Check out these 3 beauty products that will make it through security check to ensure your skin looking radiant and beautiful while lounging on the beach or out on the town at night!


 The Petite Face Wash is a must have! Your skin is already temperamental when you are traveling! The one thing you want to avoid is hotels face wash. Instead, pack this.. Ultra Facial Travel Size Cleanser, only $9.00 which can be found at bloomingdales.com. It will keep your skin break- out free and ready for the sun!

The Itty Biddy Body Lotion is essential while traveling. Moisturizing is a MUST! especially when your in the sun all day! After taking your shower slather on this lotion in order to hydrate your skin. This product packs a lot of moisture, so you won't need to use a ton with every application. It should last for your entire trip and then some!  Found at burtsbees.com for $2.00.

For all those who have color treated or highlighted hair, Savannabee shampoo and conditioner will protect your hair against those strong sun rays while your lounging by the pool.

This 1.7 ounce strand sudser and conditioner will come in handy if your hair is colored thanks to their sulfate-free formulas. Stash them in your bag and forget about your color fading.
Side note: If you're going to be in the sun, you might want to wear a hat, since UV rays also cause your hair to lighten.
Savannah Bee Honey and Royal Jelly Shampoo and Honey and Propolis Conditioner, $12, savannahbee.com


Four Products That Will Help You Rock Nude Lips

Pair this velvety-matte, shockingly pale lip stick with smokey eyes.
 Nars Pure Matte Lipstick in Madere, $25

Vincent Longo Duo Lip Pencil in Toffee/ToastLine and fill-in lips with a creamy nude pencil, like this dual-ended gem from Vincent Longo. Fair-to-medium skin tones look great in Toffee, Dark complexions are prettiest in Toast. Follow up with a layer of clear gloss for an irresistibly plush finish!
Vincent Longo Duo Lip Pencil in Toffee/Toast, $26, dermstore.com

Channel your inner makeup pallete and create your own nude lip shade! This pallete allows you to create a darker shade for nights out and a light shade for date nights!
Bourjois Colorissimo Lip Palette in Nude Dandy, $14, asos.com

This peachy-rose, creamy, moisturizing, lipstick is and gorge on all skin tones from Dior's new collection is a must have !
Dior Rouge Dior Nude in Grege, $32, bloomingdales.com