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Staying current with today's cosmetics trends doesn't mean you need to hire a make-up artist to follow you around 24/7. You probably already have almost everything you need for this season, with just a few key purchases to update your look.

The Must-Have Makeup Products of the Season

The Must-Have Makeup Products of the SeasonStaying current with today's cosmetics trends doesn't mean you need to hire a make-up artist to follow you around 24/7. This season's hottest cosmetics are simply fun and gorgeous, and anyone can do it with a little know-how. You probably already have almost everything you need for this season, with just a few key purchases to update your look.Let's start with the eyes. Spring is the time to put away your dark matte winter colors and lighten up! Sheer colors are very in this year, with everything from green to orange showing up on eyes. The key is to apply with a light hand and never extend too far from your lid to your brow, or you'll end up looking clownish. Blue eyeliner has been seen all over the runways this season, but how to do it yourself? If you are unsure, start with light sheer blues that you can apply with a fine tip. If you have any blue eye shadows collecting dust now is the time to break them out. Simply use a slanted brush to apply a light dusting only around the outer edges of your eyes; this is sure to give you a fresh, pretty look without going overboard.Lips and cheeks should also lighten up for spring. Glosses should replace heavier winter lipsticks, but any shade goes. Don't forget to lighten up on the lips if you are playing up your eyes. Focusing on one feature will help any makeup colors look subtle and natural, even when using some of the more bold spring colors. Shimmery pink for lips and for cheeks is always a hit, and helps to give anyone a bright youthful glow.Try to ease up on your foundation use in the spring and summer months. Overuse of these products can make you feel weighed down and gives your skin a dull appearance. If your complexion is relatively clear and smooth, opt for oil absorbing sheets rather than loose or pressed powder. This helps to reduce shine without adding layers of makeup to your face. If you do use a powder during the hot months, such as a bronzer, try to opt for loose powder since you can apply less.When it comes to this season's makeup trends, the thing to remember is have fun and experiment! Buying just one of the new colors can be just enough to update your look and keep your current.

The Perfect Lipstick Color For You

The Perfect Lipstick Color For You

Have you ever sat in front of your dresser mirror applying your makeup and redoing your lipstick because you hated the lipstick color that you got?Many women find choosing the lipstick color that is just right for their lips and skin tone a little confusing. It does not help that there are probably thousands of shades of lipstick colors out there, which makes the process of choosing the perfect lipstick color for your lips a little more complicated than it should be. However, if you knew how to look, you would be surprised at how easy finding this perfect lipstick color is.The Trick to Finding the Perfect Lipstick ColorThe trick to finding the perfect lipstick color for your lips is simply this: get a lipstick color that is a shade or two darker than the natural color of your lips. It is as simple as that.Now, of course you would want to figure out just what kind of lipstick color would complement the tone of your skin. As a rule of thumb, if you have fair skin, you should go with soft pinks and corals to match the pinkish tone of your skin. Apricot would be a nice lipstick color too if you are fair-skinned.If your skin has olive tones, the lipstick color that would suit you would be something that has tones of rose or mauve. If you have dark skin, you should pick lipstick colors with deep reds, deep browns or chocolate.The Right Way of Buying a LipstickNow that you know what lipstick color you should go for, how do you determine if the lipstick you are thinking of buying is the perfect color? The answer to that is that you should try the lipstick on.However, never ever apply the sample lipstick directly to your lips. That is very yucky. You would never know how long that lipstick has been exposed to dust and dirt and putting it directly to your lips may cause you to take in germs into your system. Instead of putting the lipstick directly to your lips, just swipe it against your finger or your palm.There are some stores where it would not be possible for you to take a swipe of the sample lipstick on your skin because the sample lipstick is not available. In that case, what you need to do is to just hold the product against your face and take a look at yourself at the mirror. That will help you determine if the lipstick color is just right for the tone of your skin.Do Not Stick to Just LipstickWhen you shop for makeup, do not limit yourself to just the lipstick. Get yourself a few lip liners as well. Lip liners are very helpful because they trace the natural line of your lips and prevent the lipstick from bleeding away from your lips. Take care to buy lip liners that are a shade lighter than the lipstick colors you will blend them with. You can also go for a nude lip liner if you think figuring out what color of lip liner would match your lipstick color is just too much work for you.Another tool that could come handy when you are applying makeup is a lipstick brush. A lipstick brush is good if you are the type who wants to put on just a thin layer of lipstick instead of slathering it across your lips. A lipstick brush is also more hygienic than dabbing your fingers on the lipstick and then rubbing it on your lips. In using a lipstick brush, you minimize the need for kissing tissue to get rid of excess lipstick on your lips, as well as to prevent it from getting to your teeth.Got the Wrong Lipstick Color?Sometimes, even though you are sure that the color of the lipstick that you got from the store is the right one for your skin tone, there are times that when you actually get to use it, you would find that it is not really the right shade for you, or you simply do not like the way it looks against your skin. Do not despair, though. You can still make use of that lipstick. You do not have to waste money by throwing it away.What you do in this situation is to get your lipstick brush and blend this unwanted lipstick color with your other lipsticks. In this way, you would be able to create a shade of color that would be more to your liking. You get a new shade of lipstick without buying a new one or throwing one away.

Hairstyles In A Hurry: Fast Tips For Fast Living

Hairstyles In A Hurry: Fast Tips For Fast Living

It can be hard to get your hair to look like you want it to. Especially when you're in a hurry.Well now you can relax with 2 great looking hairstyles you can create without spending much time.Fast Forward CurlThis sophisticated looking style is quick and easy.Begin by making sure you have everything handy: a blow dryer and light hand-held diffuser, a small barreled curling iron, misting bottle (if you have natural curls), curl enhancing balm or mousse (if you need it), and a non-stiffening hair spray. 1. Apply the curl enhancer / mousse to help enhance any natural curl. If you have a lot of natural curl, a misting bottle might be enough. 2. Gently untangle your hair and create a part in it. 3. Air dry your hair about 80% (use a towel if you are in a hurry). 4. If you have a lot of natural curl, begin scrunching your hair with your fingers (misting frequently if you are using water). 5. If you are using a blow dryer, push your fingers into the hair to lift at the roots. 6. To add more volume, dry your hair upside down while continuing to scrunch with your fingers. 7. If you have less natural curl, use a small barreled curling iron. 8. Once you have it the way you like it, spray with a non-stiffening hairspray. The Messy Up Do HairA popular hair style that is quick is the trendy messy up do. To accomplish this look:1. Brush out your hair to remove the tangles. 2. Pull some of the hair up from the front of your face and secure it with a covered ponytail holder. 3. Cover the holder with a hair clasp. 4. At the nape of your neck, gather your hair into a loose ponytail and hold it in place with a hair tie. 5. Twist the ponytail up to the crown of your head and secure the twist with long hair pins. 6. Leave several (however many you like to see) of the ends of the twist loose and arrange them as you like.7. Pull some of the whippy ends loosely around your jaw to soften your jaw line. 8. Hold the do in place with a non-stiffening hairspray.PracticePracticing these and other styles will allow you to change hair styles quickly. Before you know it, you will be able to race in the door, change hair style, and dash back out to your next appointment looking fresh and stylish in a matter of minutes.To give a different look to these styles, change the color, size, or style of pins you use; also vary the other accessories. In the same amount of time, your hair style can look new and different.Memorize these and other quick hair styling methods, so that you can look your best without spending a lot of time on your hair. Practice is the key that will allow you to quickly create hairstyles in minutes that are fresh and stylish every time.

The 6 Step Non-Surgical Facial Rejuvenation Program

The 6 Step Non-Surgical Facial Rejuvenation Program

There is an anti-aging revolution occurring in healthcare today and that you are the main beneficiary. Nowhere in the field of anti-aging medicine are the breakthroughs and technological advances more exciting, more relevant and more readily available for immediate application and benefit to you than in the field of facial rejuvenation. Better, the most exciting, effective new discoveries are non-surgical methods for facial rejuvenation. Yes I said non-surgical and I said effective.How do we change from that radiant 16 year old with smooth glowing fresh skin to the 40 something who is beginning to see her mother looking back at her in the mirror to the 65 year old with hooded eyes, puffy lower eyelids, jowls, and loose skin folds hanging under the chin. Lets review and clearly understand what these changes are that we must look for, recognize and then take steps to correct.Skin Texture Changes (Surface Irregularities)The aged facial skin looks dry when compared to a childs skin. Over half of the crucial natural skin moisturizing agent Hyaluronic Acid is lost by the time we turn 50 and you cannot replace HA by taking a pill or applying it to your skin. Loss of hormonal support during menopause accelerates this change. Dry aged skin loses its glow, looks dull, almost grey. The aged skin is wrinkled and rough and pore size is enlarged. Uneven pigmentation, brown spots, and red spots (Pigment and Blood vessels)Uneven pigmentation and over growth of blood vessels are characteristic of aged facial skin. These blemishes are a protective and inflammatory response of the skin to years of exposure to ultraviolet light from the sun and injury from free radicals released by harmful agents in our environment and diet.Fine Lines and WrinklesFine lines and wrinkles are classic signs of facial aging. Static wrinkles are those that are present in the skin when the face is at rest. These wrinkles are caused by the loss of collagen in the deeper layers of the skin. Collagen is destroyed by UV light from the sun and free radicals from other sources. As the collagen disappears volume is lost beneath the skin and the skin wrinkles. This is not unlike the way a grape wrinkles after drying to produce a raisin.Dynamic wrinkles are those that you see when the face is moving- frown lines, laugh lines, worry lines, and crows feet. These lines are actually caused by the pull of the facial muscles beneath the facial skin. Dynamic wrinkles can become static wrinkles after years of repeated pulling by the facial muscles.Deep Facial LinesDeep facial lines are those lines around the mouth called the Nasal-labial fold line and the Marionette lines. These lines are different from wrinkles in that they are caused by a combination of the pull of the facial muscles and loose sagging skin. As the face ages, the skin becomes loose and falls over the line created by the facial muscle pull, for example the smile line.Loose skinThe skin of the aged face has lost its elasticity and has become loose. The cheek has fallen and created loose skin on the jaw called jowls. The skin beneath the jaw on the neck is also hanging down, a phenomenon called the turkey wattle.What Is Facial RejuvenationThe definition of rejuvenate is to make young or youthful again or restore to an original or new state. True facial rejuvenation requires correction of all of the above facial aging changes for the face to be made young or youthful or restored to an original state. The 6-step program mis designed to address all aging changes without surgery.The 6-Step Non-Surgical Facial Rejuvenation ProgramThe 6-step facial rejuvenation program consists of the following 6 steps:1. Exfoliation2. Stimulation of new collagen formation3. Removal of abnormal pigment and blood vessels4. Relaxation of lines of facial expression5. Fill deep facial lines 6. Skin tighteningThe 6-Step Program In Action- How its DoneStep 1-ExfoliationI start all of my patients on an exfoliation routine consisting of topical exfoliating creams and microdermabrasion or superficial chemical peels with glycolic or salicylic acid. The latter peels are no down time procedures, you leave the office a little pink but with a refreshed glow. The exfoliating creams I use are Retin A or Tazarotine, although for patients with sensitive skin I use Vitamin C topically.For patients with more severe aging changes I use a deper form of exfoliation called MicroLasaerPeel. This procedure goes deeper than a Microdermabrasion and is more effective, but you leave the office quite red and need 4 to 6 days for your skin to look normal. This is a great improvement over laser resurfacing, which goes much deeper and requires many weeks of recovery. MicroLaserePeel does not lighten the skin or leave demarcation lines as does laser resurfacing. Many physicians use deeper chemical peels with TCA, but I prefer the MicroLaserPeel because of its accuracy and reliability.Step 2- Stimulate New Collagen FormationAfter deep exfoliation, this is the most important step for removal of static facial wrinkles and fine lines. This step is also the most time consuming and tedious and requires patience on your part. There is no quick non-surgical way to remove visible facial wrinkles. Laser resurfacing can quickly and effectively remove facial wrinkles but I consider laser resurfacing a surgical procedure and the prolonged recovery and down time make laser resurfacing unacceptable for most people.While the topical creams mentioned above and deep exfoliation stimulate new collagen production, additional stimulation is required. Several new laser techniques, IPL, and radiofrequency machines can stimulate the skin to form new collagen in the deeper layers without producing damage to the skin surface. These techniques are called non-ablative, meaning they do not remove the surface skin cells as is done in laser resurfacing, which is an ablative technique. Consequently these non- ablative techniques are no down time procedures meaning that after a treatment you are pink but recover quickly within hours.There are many different brands of machines that can perform non-ablative stimulation of collagen formation often called photorejuvenation. I prefer one called Lasergenesis because it is easy, painless, and effective. IPL is also effective and is very useful in patients who have a lot of pigment and abnormal blood vessels, but IPL is stronger, involves contact of the machine to the skin and must be used with caution by a person who is trained and experienced in its use.Collagen stimulation is a lengthy process. Effective results that you can see in the mirror, that is fewer wrinkles, requires at least 5-7 treatments and 5-7 months for the benefit to be visible. But, it took 30-40 years to form those wrinkles, so removal in 7 months without surgery and down time is pretty good.Step 3- Removal of Abnormal Pigment and Blood VesselsAlthough creams and exfoliation can remove many light brown spots and the lasers and IPL used in step 2 remove smaller vessels, more aggressive therapy is needed for removal of darker pigment and brown spots and larger vessels. There are many non-ablative lasers available for removing pigment and blood vessels. While these lasers are non-ablative they do leave a reddish mark which is visible for a day or two and easily covered with make up. I have used a laser called the Versapulse for many years which works very well, but new Versapulse lasers are so expensive that they are rarely being manufactured today. A newer laser called the Coolglide is very effective for larger blood vessels. Today, the IPL is the choice for combined pigment and smaller blood vessels that appear as a flush similar to Rosacea.The above therapies are effective and results are visible in about six weeks. Usually 2 or 3 treatments are needed.Step 4- Relaxation of Muscles of Facial Expression Botox is a revolutionary new drug which effectively removes dynamic lines and wrinkles caused by the muscles of facial expression. The frown lines, worry lines, crows feet, and bunny lines all may be lessened or removed by the injection of Botox. Lipstick lines, the fine wrinkles around the lips may also be lessened with Botox but only small amounts can be used, otherwise the lips will be weakened.There are several new peptides, one of which is acetyl 3 hexapeptide, which when applied topically as a cream are reported to have a Botox-like effect in reducing fine lines. Eventually these agents will be perfected, be more effective and possibly make Botox injections unnecessary.You may read more about how these muscle relaxing, wrinkle removing agents work in Chapter 7, No Down time Facial anti-aging Procedures.Step 5- Fill Deep Facial Lines and Contour DeformitiesSoft tissue fillers such as Radiesse, Restylane, your own fat and other fillers can be injected into the skin beneath a deep facial line to plump the line and camouflage the line. They may also be used to plump the aging lip and to fill contour deformities caused by facial aging.These fillers are temporary and must be repeated every 6 months to a year. Fat injections can last longer and if done properly may not need to be repeated. Remember however, the filler techniques are a camouflage, not a correction.Step 6- Skin Tightening Skin tightening is a very important component of any facial rejuvenation process. Prior to the past year or two, a face-lift was the only option for tightening facial skin. However new technologies using Infrared, Radiofrequency, and combined 1319/1064 wavelength laser energy are showing promising results as non-surgical skin tightening methods.Two of these methods, Thermage, which uses radiofrequency energy, and Titan, an infrared device have been used for 2 years and results are improving. These methods are not a non-surgical face-lift as so often advertised, so do not be misled. They can however tighten skin by as much as 30% in properly selected patients. There have been complications with Thermage consisting of depressions in certain areas of the facial skin so knowledge and experience with the use of these machines is very important.As with other non-surgical facial rejuvenation techniques skin tightening requires multiple treatments and takes time to see the final result, often 5 months. As with the other laser and photo techniques above skin tightening is achieved by stimulating the deeper layers of the skin to remodel and form new collagen, a process which takes time, usually 5 to 6 months to see your result.Non-surgical skin tightening is most useful for younger patients who are beginning to have loose skin in the neck, along the jaw-line, and in the cheek. Older patients with severe facial sagging can be improved but results will be less impressive.The 6-step facial Rejuvenation Program is a carefully structured method for the application of revolutionary new methods to obtain effective non-surgical rejuvenation. This program takes time, but the results are visible and real after about 7 months, the same time frame most people spend using creams and diets only to end up seeing no difference in their face. Remember, it took a lifetime for your face to age, does it make sense that this damage can be reversed overnight-of course not.The non-surgical facial rejuvenation program is expensive. These new technologies are costly and of course you need to be treated by a qualified physician. However, with the six-step program you get what you pay for, facial rejuvenation without the risk, discomfort, and expense of surgery. If you total the cost of your skin creams, facials, fad diets, and spa visits and save this money for the 6-step program many of you will be very close to covering the cost. For those of you who already have facial rejuvenation treatments in a doctors office, the 6-step program will produce better more effective results and save you money.

Men Going In For Plastic Surgery?

Women have historically been the race most likely to take advantage of plastic surgery. To the surprise of many, more and more men are looking to "plastic surgery" . Men Going In For Plastic Surgery?Mention plastic surgery patients and one immediately thinks of women. The names of procedures such as facelifts and breast augmentation, lend themselves to this assumption. In truth, women make up approximately 80 percent of all plastic surgery patients. Of course, the above figure means 20 percent of the patients for plastic surgery are men. Given the fact there were over 10 million plastic surgery procedures in 2005, two to three million men underwent enhancement procedures. Obviously, plastic surgery for men is no longer a taboo or unmanly option. Men tend to pursue personal enhancements for the same reasons as women. They desire to improve a perceived physical fault or push back the effects of time. The most popular procedures with men are facelifts, nose jobs, eyelid lifts and liposuction for the infamous beer gut. For obvious reasons, breast augmentation is not popular! Although the same titles are used for these procedures, the actual processes undertaken can vary widely from women to men due to the different contours found in the body of each gender. So, why are more and more men turning to plastic surgery? There appear to be a few reasons. Men and women are both living longer. With this increased life expectancy, men tend to work far longer in the past and seek to keep their appearance in order. Even powerful men in the sports world, such as Jerry Jones [owner of Dallas Cowboys] have gone under the knife to improve or maintain their appearance. As society faces the fact that we live longer, the idea of plastic surgery is no longer something that raises eyebrows. While celebrity men regularly undertake it, the rest of us are also getting in on the act.

Botox Alternative - Moisturizer Wrinkle Cream Thats Works !

What is Botox ?. listen to Dr. Andrew Weil ( Harvard Medical doctor ) He is Oprah Winfrey's and Larry King's physician and possibly the most-respected doctor in America. Dr. Weil says: "Botox is Botulism Toxin (poison) and works by paralyzing facial muscles. It only works for 3 months and then you need more injections. If too much of it is injected (or injected into the wrong areas), you can end up with droopy eyelids that will stay that way for weeks. Other side effects are headaches, respiratory infections, flu-like symptoms, nausea, and pain in the face." The FDA has only approved Botox for use on an extremely limited area (less than 5% of your entire face). That area is the tiny little space where sometimes there is a furrow between your eyebrows. You can't use Botox ANYWHERE ELSE! . Treatment costs about $700 per treatment and the patient need a new treatment every 90 days!How if i tell you can Look as much as 20-years younger, without using Botox Treatment ?The most natural ingredient for anti wrinkle cream is made from something called "emu oil". This is the best triple-refined emu oil in the world. And, an extra ingredient is added to it while it is being made into a cream. This extra ingredient is a suspension of superfine silicon dioxide nanoprisms (from the fractionated silicon dioxide) which has been "fractionated" instead of powderized. That means instead of turning into flakes when it is processed turns into billions of Microscopic Three-Dimensional Nanoprisms. This effect will last until you wash your face and the invisible silicon dioxide is removed, it turns out emu oil is probably the best cosmetic ingredient in the world. That's because its molecules are much smaller than the molecules in human skin.What is Emu Oil and how its related to "wrinkle cream" ?Emu oil was discovered by Aborigines many thousands of years ago as a skin moisturizer, antiseptic, and as an aid in the relief of sunburn, muscular aches and joint pain, as well as aiding in the healing of injuries. The emu oil is rendered from a thick layer of fat on the back yielding 5 - 7 liters of unsaturated, non-toxic, highly penetrating oil. Over ten years of research done at Global Canyon Ranch (Texas) has revealed that the emu oil has unique thermodynamic properties. Combined with other ingredients, the oil can be used to machine stainless steel much more rapidly, thus considerable savings in labor results. The combination of Emu oil and Nanoprisms can penetrate down through Seven Layers of Human Skin! This makes it the best moisturizer in the world.Do most of people who've used Botox say it has given them a "Herman Munster" type face!Wrinkle Cream

Summary

Staying current with today's cosmetics trends doesn't mean you need to hire a make-up artist to follow you around 24/7. You probably already have almost everything you need for this season, with just a few key purchases to update your look.