Month: February 2016

Tips On How To Make Your Liquid Liner Last All Day

Tips On How To Make Your Liquid Liner Last All DayThe right eyeliner can give you a sultry look that can get more people to be interested in you. They can also redefine and enhance the beauty of your eyes.

Most women today still prefer to use pencil eyeliners since they are quite easier to apply. This is because pencil eyeliners are easier to control when you use them around your eyes. However, more and more women and makeup artists are leaning towards the use of liquid eyeliners.

A liquid eyeliner can create the most defined liner look as opposed to pencil or gel. They tend to last longer and come with stronger pigment, especially when compared to other formulations.

Liquid liners typically last longer than pencil or gel liners. However, due to some activities or other factors, they may still not make it through an entire day. Below are some tips you can follow to make your liquid liner last all day:

Choose the right product. Selecting the right liquid liner is the first tip you have to keep in mind if you want your eyeliner to last as long as possible. Read various product reviews to find out which liquid eyeliner brands have been proven to last long and don’t fade easily. If you’re already shopping for liquid eyeliners, test the products by drawing a line on the back of your hand. The one that glides the easiest, creates the most consistent width and is the hardest to smudge when dry is the best product that can give you long-lasting results.

Follow the right skin preparation tips and steps. After moisturizing your face, apply your makeup primer with your fingers or a clean brush. A makeup primer can keep everything in place – not just your eyeliner. Leading makeup artists recommend that you choose a makeup primer that is colorless so that it won’t clash with the color of your eyeliner. It will help keep your black liner black as well. It can even help the liquid liner’s effect appear more intense, too. Be sure the primer is completely dry though before you apply your liner so that it will stick better.

Finally, set the liquid eyeliner with a powder. Makeup artists say that following this tip will improve the liquid liner’s performance. There are two ways to do this: the first is to apply your eye shadow first and then put your liquid eyeliner on, over the powder. The second is to apply the eyeliner and then use a brush to deposit shadow over the liner. To get the best and a more appealing result, use an eye shadow with a similar color to the eyeliner.

 

6 Daily Skin Care Routine For Working Women

wash faceEach morning is a challenge for busy women – rushing around the home to prepare breakfast, finishing other tasks from the office, and whole lot more! So, how about your beauty routine? You might be skipping it. Oh no! That’s not good if you’re doing so. Especially when it comes to your skin care, you must pay a great attention. Lack of skin care can end up to dull skin, ageing, acne breakouts, and other negative effects.

So, we’ve searched for skin care tips a busy woman like you can do to make sure you’ll have an easy and effective skin care routine.

    1. Wash your face every morning. Use with a gentle cleanser. First off, know your skin types before you use your daily face cleanser to avoid negative effects. In case you have dry skin, use a non-lathering facial cleanser. For oily skin, use a gentle foaming face. In case of sensitive acne prone skin, select an acne-fighting cleanser.
    2. Use toners. Not all facial cleansers carefully clean the trace of oil and dirt. That’s why it’s best to use toner. Use a swipe of cotton pad and dab with toner in your skin and you’ll see it will clean the dirt and residue left by facial wash. When you tone, your pores shrink which prevents acne and pimple from forming. Just remember, always use an alcohol-free toner.
    3. Moisturize. All types of skin need moisturizing. Also, if you need to go out in the morning or during the day, do not forget to apply sunscreen. For busy women, pick a multipurpose product which has sun protection, hydration and at the same time, used as foundation. Products such as BB and CC creams can be your BFF. They act as serum, moisturizer, foundation, primer, and mostly as sunscreen with SPF.
    4. Always bring facial wipes or facial cleansing sprays with your accessories. Whether you have oily, dry or combination skin, everyone has to deal with oil and sweats. In case your work requires you to spend a great amount of time under the sun (if you’re working in the field, for instance), always bring a bottle of sunscreen in your bag. Apply every after 2-3 hours.
    5. When you got home after the whole day’s work, you may feel awful and look haggard. Imagine that sweaty, oily, and tired face… not a very good sight, right? Wash your face with facial cleanser and then use toner. Too, you can also spray some rose water to freshen up instantly.
    6. Here’s a bedtime skin care routine for you. Wash your face with a mild cleanser half an hour before sleeping. Or, you can just wipe your face with baby wipes. Dab your night cream and gently massage it to your face. You can also use a good and gentle eye cream. The best night cream is the one which is rich in antioxidants and other anti-ageing ingredients. The most important, get a complete and great night’s sleep. This is because our cell repair happens during our sleep.

Additional Tips for Busy Women to Keep Skin Glowing and Healthy

Why you Need to Exfoliate

As we age, our skin is constantly renewing itself and shedding dead skin cells. Exfoliation can speed help us achieve a brighter skin tone. It’s not necessary to exfoliate daily. But it’s important to do this at least twice a week. Aster exfoliating, use toner and moisturizer.

How about Face Mask? You can prepare and put your face pack while you are getting your breakfast or lunch ready. Meaning, you can still do some home chores while you have the face pack on.

To maintain a healthy skin in your busy schedule, here are additional things to remember:

– Sip warm water and lemon juice as a detoxifier to start your day.

– Avoid junk foods. Instead, consume fresh, organic fruits and green, leafy vegetables. They are full of antioxidants and nutrients.

– Make sure to rehydrate by drinking 6-8 glasses of water daily.

– Get a good night’s sleep. Nothing can replace that as the best form of rest.

– Use natural ingredients for your face pack. Do some search about avocado, for instance.

– Have a moisturizer and lip balm in your bag, as well as moisturizer, especially if you’re working inside an air-conditioned room.

How to Take Care of Dry Hair

Dry HairPartition Your Products
You can divide your drawer space into compartments for the various skin care products; you can fill you cart with small containers from the kitchen aisle, bathroom and closet aisles, of different styles, sizes, and shapes. You can use trays inside your drawers for your skin care and makeup products because they are easy to clean and have a soft lining and rubber feet that can prevent slippage when the drawer is open. It makes it possible for you to take it out when you want to make up.

Make Use of Modern Fashioned Jars
When we talk about modern jars, there is nothing revolutionary about storing, cotton pads, Q-tips, brushes, and others in glass jars, unless you have not had time to do it, what makes it revolutionary is how streamline your routine. You can use vintage Mason Jars, modern-looking vessels like kitchen canister with a metal lid or used up candle jars. Stash the jars in a cupboard under the sink if you don’t have counter space; It will make your skin care products easy to grab.

Hang Up Your Hair Stuff
Hair products and tools are the bane of the existence of skin care and makeup products. From heat styling appliances with bulky, tangled cables and hairspray cans, it is the hair that always seems to pose the greatest problems of organization. Rather than shoving it all in a closet or drawer, try to hang it on the back of the bathroom door. Having a good organizer of different sizes makes it good for keeping the hair of different sizes.

Organize your Nail Polish into their various Color families
Unfortunately, gone are the days of my nail polish dedicated cabinet. But stacking fridge organizers can assist you in organizing them. Stack a couple of the larger eight-inch ones or more of four-inch style to see all beautifully arranged colors through the side easily.

Make Your Nail Tools Easy to Access
If your nail color collections tend to be overwhelming, you can keep favorite shades, nail treatments, tools, top coat and remover in separate containers that is located in the front of your biggest, beauty stacked bins.

Assign Makeup Drawers for Eyes, Lips, and Cheeks
For excessive makeup, you can assign drawer organizers of different sizes for your make up. What makes this work is that you can designate drawers to different categories, Lipsticks, eyelid and others; it is also effective to line up lipsticks so that you can easily see the colors.

Use Counter top Clutter with Vanity Trays
It is another idea that is obvious and yet life- changing when used. It is the only thing that can put your skin care and makeup products grooming after use. What you have to do is to put a nice tray near each of your sinks, and it will contain your heavy used items like cleanser, lip balm, shaving cream and razor, moisturizer, and others when carefully grouped in tray beauty products that are not outstanding, look dignified and almost luxurious. And nothing better than having no random bottles scattered around the desk all the time. You can also assign trays on the counter or in cabinets and drawers to catch the always fractious objects like tweezers, hair elastic, and nail files.

 

The Properties And Benefits Of Argan Oil

Argan OilThere are so many different lotions and potions available to care for your hair and skin these days that it’s difficult to choose the right one. If you take a trip into your local drugstore, you will be greeted by row after row of shelves full of various products, all promising to work wonders and create miracles. I think really the only way to find out which products are right for you is to experiment and try for yourself. One of my favourites that I’ve been using for a while now is argan oil.

Sometimes referred to as ‘liquid gold’, it is a natural product, extracted from the kernels of the argan tree which is native to Morocco. It is often used as a moisturiser as well as in products to care for your hair. This is due to the fact that the oil has a high nutrient content and is rich in fatty acids, anti-oxidants and vitamin E which is vital for healthy skin and hair. It is also renowned for making hair soft, silky and shiny and to help make frizzy hair more manageable. Other reported benefits of argan oil for hair include the promotion of healthy hair growth, prevention of scalp dryness and itching and the restoration of dry and damaged hair. As a non-greasy, easily absorbed oil it is often used as a skin moisturiser which can benefit dry skin in particular. It is also known for it’s anti-ageing properties and many advocates of argan oil have stated how it has helped their skin conditions such as acne and eczema. I have used argan oil to help treat dry skin on my elbows and knees and it worked very well for me and left my skin beautifully soft and smooth with no irritation.

Because of it’s beneficial properties, celebrities including Angelina Jolie, Charlize Theron, Kylie Minogue, Madonna and Taylor Swift are all users of argan oil to help care for their hair and skin. It’s even beginning to appear in mascara formulas as it’s claimed it helps to make your lashes longer and more lustrous. My hair is very dry and has a wiry texture (it almost feels like fine fishing line) and the oil in it’s pure form really helps to add moisture and softness to my hair. Even if you are lucky enough to have naturally soft hair, argan oil is a nice finishing touch to add extra gloss and shine.

Although finding shampoos, conditioners, hair styling products and skincare products containing argan oil is easy, due to the oil’s rarity they come at a relatively high price. As I mentioned before, the oil is extracted from the argan tree which is found in southern Morocco. The traditional method of extracting the oil was to collect argan fruit, dry it, extract the nuts, crack them to reveal the kernels and then to crush them to release their oil. The process was done by hand and took fifteen hours of labour and thirty two kilograms of fruit to produce just one litre of oil! These days the kernels are mechanically cold pressed (heat damages the oil’s chemical properties). The tree is rare, extracting the oil is labour intensive… hence the high price. However, the good news is a little oil goes a long way.

The scarcity of the argan tree is where the problem lies. There are so many products on the market now which contain argan oil or are marketed as ‘argan oil’ or ‘Moroccan oil’. But if you examine the label, there are often other ingredients (such as silicon) in larger quantities than the actual argan oil. Cosmetic companies need to work hard to ensure that the supply of argan oil is sustainable and of a high quality, untainted by other oils or substances.

So how do you know you are getting the real deal? If you are buying a product containing argan oil – check the ingredients. Look out for ‘argania spinosa kernel oil’, it should be high up the ingredients list and ideally, the product should contain as few ingredients as possible. The more ingredients that the oil is mixed with, the less effective the oil will be. If you are buying pure argan oil, make sure it is in a dark coloured bottle as the light passing through a clear bottle can break down the oil’s chemical properties. Some products that are marketed as argan oil also contain a carrier oil such as olive or sunflower oil. Also be aware of the price you are paying. Argan oil doesn’t have to cost a fortune but at the same time, it is a rare oil that is labour intensive to produce and so isn’t usually sold at a ‘giveaway’ price. The best argan oil product isn’t necessarily the most expensive but remember the saying, ‘you get what you pay for’.