How To Look Better in Five Minutes

How to Get Full Hair in the Morning

Dry shampoo should be a key staple in your bathroom. If you have dark hair most dry shampoos will leave a bit of white dust on the hair. Make sure to use one that has color like a tinted version, Yeah! It helps mask gray hair super quick.

Morning routines are time stressed when hauling off to work. Make is easy with a hair wash the night before. After blow dry use the dry shampoo, go to sleep and you get extra fullness on the morning sans a blow dry.

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Thinning hair at the forehead line and want to wear a ponytail? Use powder eyes shadow along the hairline in the same hair color as your own- brush in and voila!! Instant thickness look- Oh yeah- we love it.

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Wake Up My Skin

Wake up with your favorite color blush. Light pink for pale skins, peachy shades for warm skins and rose color. Dark skins brighten up with red tones. Peach tones are a safe bet for all. Powder is the choice for a soft natural effect.

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Use a fork to contour your nose. Take a fork and place on the nose. Brush in the center a light concealer. On the other two sides brush in a contouring darker crème. When you remove the fork you will see three perfect lines. Blend with a brush and dust over with some setting powder.

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Need to wear a lot of foundation because you don’t have the best skin? Paint on some faux freckles and it will instantly give your foundation a more natural look.

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How to Get Brighter Eyes

More awake eyes will look better with curled lashes. To keep them staying up after mascara application, blow dry them up on medium heat with eyes partially closed and then cold shot blast them. This helps to set them in place without a damaging eye lash curler.

How to get full lips

Outline your lips with a white or light beige color along the lip line. Add lipstick and press over with your finger the remaining lip color on the lip line.  You’ll get softer, full lips instantly. Don’t like this trick? Place your normal lip liner and lipstick on, dab lip gloss only on the bow and the bottom center area of the lip. Gives the same illusion of bigger lips.

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How to Get Whiter Teeth Naturally

Cauliflower is a natural tooth whitener and stain remover. Eat or mash in a blender, add to toothpaste or brush on teeth. Whiter teeth make you look 5-10 years younger.

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Inspirational Ideas to Block Light From Your Windows with Barn Doors

Whether you’re a city dweller, living in the suburbs, or in a rural area, installing a barn door in any area of your home will add character to any boring space.

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There are times we want to block light coming in to our windows. The barn door is the most creative way to accomplish just that.

You don’t have to purchase that old boring blackout curtain anymore. There are more ways to achieve an individual look for your home.

Barn doors are not just used for light blocking, they are the latest trend in window and entrance way design.

Want to add a little rustic design to your home?

One of the most beautiful ways replace curtains is with a barn door. Gone are the days of driving miles out to the countryside, to find an old country barn door. That’s usually the least expensive option, and you’re sure to find something that was cherished for many years, it’s not the most practical for many  of us that live in an urban environment.

Here is a perfect look for using a barn door for a modern home. Don’t you love rustic meets chic?

Notice how the grains of wood on the barn door against the hardwood flooring make an amazing impact.

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Newly built design doors that you can purchase on the web are a great alternative to getting something delivered quickly. Many of the designs available are replicas of everything  you’ve ever  dreamed about for  your windows or doors,

Yes, hardwood is available in the price ranges of $400- $1200 online.

Many barn doors come fully assembled, and they’re really easy to install. Make sure that you purchase one that is shorter than the area you want to cover if you are using it for a door.

When buying a barn door a barn door, make sure the door is wider than the door frame and no shorter than the door opening you intend to cover.

You can even use sliding barn doors on the outside of your home.

Tip: if you have a glass sliding glass door that looks like it was from the 70’s, why not place sliding barn doors on the outside of the window. If the window is facing out to the patio, this is the look that is going to update your home,  and increase its value. Here is the look we love for any outside entrance. You get the idea?

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Sliding barn doors don’t have to be all wood. They can also be mixed with glass. It’s a great way to give an updated look to an entrance from the living room into the dining room. The look still keeps both rooms open and airy. Barn doors mixed with glass and wood can be placed in a hallway that has an entrance to living room. It lets the light shine through.

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Barn style doors make great front doors.

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Using barn doors as sliders give an updated look  bedrooms and hallways. They compliment the look of hardwood floors.

These bathroom entrance are completely revitalized with a barn door remodel.

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Let’s not forget the laundry room.

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Barn doors are efficient and beautiful at the same time. If you have allergies, using barn doors as dividers or entries to your bedroom are great alternatives to curtains. While the trend in curtains are very long and drape loosely along the floor, they do collect a lot of dust.

And, no more vacuuming your curtains or sending them to the dry cleaners letting your windows go bare for a few days.

Evening fashion finds at Forever 21 for Fall

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Forever 21 has just released trendy evening wear and accessories that look more expensive than the price.

Black patent leather, shiny metallic and white footwear are standouts for fall and winter fashion. Browns, cognac, rust and gray are perfect for fall fashion.

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Michael Kors Buys Versace for $2 billion

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Michael Kors Holdings Ltd (NYSE:KORS)

is now the proud owner of Versace. The deal will close in the 4th fiscal quarter of 2019. Micheal Kors has long been looking to expand it’s brand presence in the fashion world. The new company  will be names Capri Holdings Limited and will trade under the ticker “CPRI”.

Michael Kors has made big moves in the past snapping up Jimmy Choo.

Donatella Versace will continue to run the helm of Versace, the iconic brand of luxury fashion.

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Are Eyelash Extensions Safe?

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Batting our eyes is sort of like a mating process. It gives us that sexy come hither baby doll look look.  Eyelashes make our eyes more sparkly and awake.  The look of lusher and longer with eye lash extensions is all the rage with celebrities and models.

Eyelash extensions   look great for photography because they enhance our eyes, letting them burst out on the camera. Your #instafans will adore them.  You will get more likes, loves and shares on your Instagram and social media.

What Types of Eyelash Extensions Are Out There?  

There are different types of hairs used for extensions. There are faux mink lashes, Siberian mink and   different blends offered in salons.

For those with very sparse lashes you can get a glamour lash look with a set of two lightweight extensions applied. The cost at a top-notch salon starts at about $200.00.

If you want a super thick look that gives the look of applied eyeliner you can get a triple application that gives density and fullness. The cost starts around $300.00. Some salons offer five layer extensions. Prepare to spend about $450 for those at the best salons.

Silk blend extensions are mixed with synthetic materials and give a glossy look. Pure synthetic eyelash extensions are the cheapest to apply. The silk blend or pure silk costs around $125.00

Remember, when starting out with more expensive options, touch ups at the salon are priced higher.

What are the risks of getting eyelash extensions?

The general process should be painless. If you have sensitive yes, be aware of the glue. You could be allergic. Fans are usually circulating in the treatment room due to the smell. Your eyes can water-up through the process.  Always do a test on one lash and let is sit for 24 hour or more to check for irritation.  A good eyelash cosmetician should recommend this.

The Pros

  • You wake up beautiful.
  • You save time without applying as much makeup.
  • You won’t need mascara.
  • When an eyelash procedure is well done, you could go sans eyeliner.
  • Your eyes will look less tired.

The Cons

  • The cost is relatively expensive- about $100.00-$300 depending on where you go.
  • Prepare for costly touch ups.   Fills re needed every two or three weeks at an average cost of $50.00
  • They don’t last forever.
  • They can fall individually fall out with your natural lash attached.
  • They can take 90 minutes to apply and even two hours when they are hand built during the application.
  • Liner application may be more difficult.
  • Removing eye makeup is more tedious. Gentleness is required not to dislodge the glue.
  • Oli based eye cosmetics can loosen glue and they can fall off.
  • When your natural lashes start to grow up, the lash line can get sparse and uneven.

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 Maintenance

Check with the salon on the touch-up time frame. Some make it a point to charge for a full set after 4 weeks. Make sure to ask the salon what percentage of remaining last is considered to be a touch up.

Touches up requirements are based on the individual and how many lash layers were applied.

You must keep them clean. Oily skins will find that they don’t last as long because of the oil glands around the eye tens to soften the chemicals used in the application procedure- the glue.

Undoubtedly, you should invest in eyelash maintenance products. You will need special foam cleansers like OcuSoft Foam Cleanser. It’s gentle and recommended by top salons. OcuSoft Lid Scrub helps remove oil and debris.

OrganicGreek natural eyelash growth serum promotes, longer thinker lashes. It’s a great product to allow a thicker growth pattern when those falsies fall out. It’s a great find for those with thin lashes.

Stack up on disposable mascara wands- you know the ones you get free at Sephora. Brushing lashes daily keeps dirt and grime out.

Should you desire to add more oomph with mascara, make sure its water based so when you remove it does not damage the lash extensions.

Before you pretty little head hits that pillow, invest is a silk eye mask. It will help protect lashes from breaking into a not very gentle pillowcase when tossing and turning. You can buy what’s called a folded foam one where your lash does not actually touch the mask completely. It allows for some room between the lash and the mask itself.

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Most importantly, improperly trained salons and cosmetologists who place multiple lashes over the original lash without perfection in the procedure is endangering the health of your skin and eyes. Your natural lashes will grow out in different directions with  improper procedures, and will inhibit a delayed growth of the natural lash.

Do you have an experience or a video you want to share with us of your eyelash extension procedure?

If so please comment below.

Make sure to share this article with your friends and on social media so you can protect friends with some knowledge about getting this type of procedure done. The more educated you are before walking into the salon, the better off you’ll be.

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The Little Black Dress- How to Wear it This Spring

As we know it, the little black dress in our closet is always our “go to” for the perfect thing to wear for a date, an evening event, or a formal business affair. 

Our obsession with this dark elegant color we call black has a bit of history.  The color black represented romance and artistry in the 18th century. While symbolically black represents darkness, in the fashion world, it represents mystique, class and wealth.

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In 1926 Gabrielle Coco Chanel published a photo of a  black dress in the American version of Vogue Magazine. Women all over took notice. The photo symbolized the death of the morbid black tone, and the color rose into the fashion statement that the black dress was chic and high- class.

Audrey Hepburn

In 1961 Audrey Hepburn wore a sheath little black dress in her starring role in the movie ” Breakfast at Tiffany’s.”  The original dress designed by Givenchy deemed not to be suitable for the movie because it showed too much leg. The lower half of the dress was later designed by Edith Head.

Edith Head is an award-winning costume designer winning a record number of eight Academy Awards for best costume design.

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The little black dress has evolved over the years. It is not just for evenings out on the town but makes its way into the boardroom for executive women. It wears well in the office under a grey jacket to soften the look. It works well when wearing a boho style mid-length black dress such as the dresses designed by Free People. Free People has some amazing casual black dresses perfect for spring and summer.

Black is perfect at the office when you mix it up with some pattern and color.

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Black works well on the high seas.

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Black takes the stage at an event when you can pair it with comfortable shoes. 

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Traveling in the black dress with a jean jacket- Transitions well to an evening cafe after long strolls of shopping activities.

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The black party dress.

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Passionately pregnant in black. The ultimate slimming trick.

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The black dress “works it” on stage.

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When you know your being photographed, the black dress is great against any backdrop.

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There are so many ways to make the black dress work for your spring debut. One thing to note, the black dress will never go out of style. Keep shopping!

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Thirteen Iconic Images of Bridgette Bardot: Spring Fashion 2018 Is In The Air

 

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Besides being a sex symbol of the 50’s and 50’s, did you know that Bridgett Bardot was a big animal activist? Yes, she was.

He brazen beauty led to capturing the camera with perfection, at every angle, and in any light.

After starring in 47 films, she quit show business in 1973. She was also a singer and recorded 60 songs.Bardot was nominated for a BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actress. From 1969 to 1978.

In the early 2,000’s she was an outspoken critic of Islam and immigration in France. She was accused of racial hatred and fined many times.

In  1952, Bardot married director, Roger Vadim. They divorced in 1957. her affair with  Jacques Charrier led to the birth of her 1st child. She later divorced.  After her divorce, she had minimal contact with her son.Nicolas-Jacques Charrier.

If you look at all her photos, take notice of her neckline. She popularized the wide open neck decolette with open shoulders, still a popular and coveted look for today’s fashion.

The beehive hairstyle still is a classic and was duplicated many times by the model Claudia Schiffer in the Guess ads from the 80’s.

Her current stance on the “me too” movement was quoted in the Observer Magazine, on March 12,2018 –  “Lots of actresses try to play the tease with producers to get a role. And then so we will talk about them, they say they were harassed…I was never the victim of sexual harassment. And I found it charming when men told me I was beautiful or I had a nice little backside.”

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Ulta Selling Used Dirty Cosmetics Returns? Can This Really Be True?

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A new website out there called Babe.com about women who don’t give a f**** as touted on their website has reported that former employees of Ulta are cleaning up returned makeup and stocking it back on the shelves.

According to the article, the employees were told to disinfect with alcohol product returns and repackage for reselling.

It all started with fatinamxo @fatinamxo twitter comments about getting the word out at the store she works out of in Sherman Oaks, California. Others have commented on her tweets stating that managers have told them to do some unbelievable things with customer returns.

We cannot confirm or condone any of this action. You may read the full article below here ulta-resells-dirty-used-makeup-returns-according-to-a-former-employee-

 

 

How To Wear Leather Outfits in 2018: Take a Peek Inside

Leather or pleather, whatever you choose it’s not just for handbags and shoes. Nothing speaks more texture than leather. Short skirts, long skirts, tops, shorts and leather dresses will take center stage this year.

Leather is Sexy

What’s so great about Leather? It’s rich, it makes us feel very fashionable, and it mixes with anything from jeans to t-shirts.

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