Tips and Tricks

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 Granted a lot of things I am about to mention on this post we all know how to do but here are some tips on how we can do them better and even some new tips on how to help you in the beauty dept.

1.Groom your brows
To keep them in place all day, rub on a bit of clear lip balm, then run a spoolie brush through them. Keeps them right in place.
2.Remove nail polish without the mess of color stains on your skin
Bold colors make for a gorgeous manicure but a hard time trying to clean-off to avoid this, hold a cotton pad soaked with polish remover on the nail, completely covering it, for 30 seconds. Press down firmly, then slide off the pad, swiping straight from the nail base to the tip.
3.Creasing eye shadow?
Don't you hate when this happen. It often happens when your lids get oily and then just becomes a mess.. Tip to avoid eye shadow creasing you say? Before you apply shadow, dab your lids with an oil-blotting sheet (any will do). Pat on some concealer, blot again, and you're primed and ready.
4.Curl your lashes
Instead of clamping the curler only at the base of your lashes, which bends them into a 90-degree angle, squeeze it at the roots then pump it out along the lashes at two to three more spots to form a soft, natural curve, add some mascara to your liking and ta-da va va voom lashes.
5.Go easy on the amount of shampoo you use
Too much of a clean thing can be bad, too much shampoo can leave shine-zapping residue and strip hair of its protective oils. When showering keep in mind you only need a nickel-size drop of shampoo for hair that's chin-length or shorter, and a quarter-size drop on long hair. Mix it with a bit of water, then massage it just on your scalp. When you rinse, the suds will run through and clean the strands.
6.De-tangle wet hair from the bottom up
Brushing from the roots down can snap strands and ultimately damage your hair, many hairstylists for the stars like Adir Abergel, likes to start with the bottom few inches of hair. Work through them with a wide-tooth comb, then gradually make your way up your head, combing just a few inches at a time.
7.Clean and Repeat
As we all know sometimes face wash often doesn't remove all your makeup, particularly foundation and concealer, so use a wipe first to get most of the makeup off and then wash it. Be sure to swipe it under your eyes and around your nose to make sure you remove makeup from these spots as often we forget and leave it there.
8.The smoothest shave
Steam helps soften skin and open up the hair follicles, so wait at least five minutes into your shower before you pick up a razor. Then lather on a moisturizing shave gell or whatever you prefer to use. If you haven't shaved in a few days, glide the razor first in the direction the hair grows to avoid irritation, then go over skin once more against the growth. Your legs will be as smooth as a babies bottom :)

Hope you all enjoyed these tips and find them helpful. Let me know if you try them or know of any other tips I can try.

Afternoon Rambles


It had been weeks since the last time she remembered what it felt like to walk outside and feel the sun on her face or feel the breeze blow through her hair. She looked through the half covered window and decided it was time. Maybe this was exactly what she needed to make her feel better, to make her feel alive again. She stepped outside past the door, past the chair her mother spent countless hours on telling her stories, past the porch that held so many family memories. As she stood on the edge of the porch she stared ahead, no emotion, thoughts, or feeling going through her. She closed her eyes took one short deep breath and stepped forward. She could start to feel the warmth all over her, a light breeze blew her hair away from her body. Immediately all the thoughts she had fought so hard to keep away rushed back in. This time no matter how hard she wanted to run away, forget everything, go back into the shelter of her own dark, cold, silenced room she stood in place. The warm sunlight on her face reminded her of her mother’s hugs. That same feeling she got when she had a bad day and just ran into her mother’s arms. The feeling of security, comfort, and Love. In that very instance she felt like her mother was once again by her side. Ironically the feeling of loneliness she had felt for the last couple of weeks suddenly felt so much bigger. A gaping, aching feeling formed in her chest. In that moment she knew her mother was gone, the moments they had shared together were gone. Her mother’s sweet nurturing voice telling her all was going to be okay was gone. The love that only a mother could give her daughter was gone. No matter what anyone told her, her mother was gone. With that, all she felt was a small tear roll down her check, and she would not be there to wipe it away and tell her all would be okay.

PS Sometimes my brain just will not shut down and I will write my thoughts down. Here's a little something I wrote down last night when I could not go to sleep. I am no way any kind of professional writer just something I love to do once in a while for fun :) Sometimes inspiration/ideas from such random things, in this case a convo a had with a random lady. Hope you all liked it.


Ways to keep you skin healthy in the Fall

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Ok ladies, So even though we all(or not all) love this fall weather it can be a bit harsh on our skin. I thought I would post some of the things I do to try and keep my skin healthy and glowing in this cooler weather.

1. Moisturizing before bed.
During the night not only is it time for our body to get some rest but also for our skin. During sleep our skin rests and heals itself. Putting on a deep and hydrating moisturizer before you go to bed at night will help your skin wake up moisturized and glowing. Getting enough sleep is also important as it will help your skin look more rejuvenated and well rested.
2. Illuminating/dewy foundation
A quick way to get that dewy/glowy skin look is to go for a foundation that provides just that. switching over to a foundation that provides a lot more moisture tour skin will help give it that health glow. Skip the mate look and go for a more illuminating feel. A good one to try is Luminous Silk by Giorgio Armani. It does the trick.
Our skin is always producing new cells, so that means all the dead skin cells stay behind on the surface. Exfoliating at least once a week will help remove all that buildup and leave you skin looking newer and youthful. Now we don't want to be too harsh on our skin as that can do more damage than help. There are so many products or cleansers out there, its just a matter of finding the right one for you.
4. Multivitamins
Taking a few vitamins in the morning will help repair cell sin our bodies. Vitamins high in Vitamin A,C, and E help our skin. Vitamin A help with skin roughness and wrinkles. Vitamin C helps with rejuvenation and help firm our skin, and vitamin E helps protect against the damage sun can do to our skin.
Apart from exercising being just plain good for your health it also help nourish our skin cells and relieve stress. Sweating opens our pores which help get rid of toxins that cause those pesky little breakouts.
6. Drinking water
Last but not least, drinking plenty of water is one of the most important things you can do to your body and skin. Simple right! Dehydration is one of the main causes for skin to look dull and wrinkled. drinking about 8 glasses of water a day will help your skin stay healthy.