Sunday, March 26, 2017

Three Essential Lipsticks That You Should Own to Change Up Your Look!

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This post can help you organize and save money without sacrificing your beauty!

I love discovering all the latest makeup displays, comparing favorite shades and brands at cosmetic counters.  Lip products can be especially hard to resist when you see fresh testers almost calling to you once you spot them.  For some unexplainable reason, a new perfect shade of lipstick can magically do wonders for a woman’s spirit to make her feel prettier, more confident and even sexier.  As a result, we all probably end up with lots more lipsticks and glosses than we really need just because that shopping high was so much fun.  

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Recipe: My Delectable Chocolate-Pepper Cookies Have a Great Spicy Nip to Boost Your Eating Pleasure!

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You can pretty these yummy cookies up with a glaze, but chances are they will disappear before your eyes!

I was in the mood to bake so I began rooting through my recipe boxes.  Yes, I have tons of recipes that I transferred to three by five-inch cards from my massive cookbook collection.  I did this because I kept forgetting which cookbook had the recipe that I was hunting for.  This way, I just put a date and star by the card and put in the appropriate box so I can find it more easily.

Friday, March 24, 2017

How to Best Hide an Acne Scar or Pockmark!

If you are a regular reader, then you know that I once had a bad experience with a skin care product that left me with a facial scar.  Through time and gentle exfoliation, my formerly flawless skin has greatly improved with less of the damage showing.  Out of necessity, I did learn to cover that unexpected, small bit of ugliness up after experimenting with different products and tools to help with that task.

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A small, angled brush like this eyeliner brush can make a big difference.

Hopefully, you won’t ever need to hide a scar of any sort, let alone one as an aftermath of an expensive anti-aging product.  Nonetheless, if you have some scars from acne or marks leftover from chickenpox, then I want to share the best method to camouflage them.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

How to Make Sure Your Skin Keeps Youthful!

If you want your skin to keep that youthful look, you need to do some changes to your lifestyle.  First on the list, you need to get seven to nine hours of sleep every night so the body can repair itself.  This amount of rest is important to rid yourself of dark circles, eye bags, crows feet and frown lines the more you age.

Second on your list is to get some exercise.  The activity will boost the oxygen and nutrient supply to your skin once your body starts moving that blood around.  In the process, it will remove toxins and will make you surely glow.

Third on the list is a hard challenge, but a necessary one.  For the best skin, you must make the ultimate sacrifice and totally give up sugar.  The reason your skin is better off without sugar is how it can damage collagen and neutralize antioxidants that only can age you.  Sugar has the power to offset the color of your complexion with a grayish cast as well as to make you look  tired and drained.

Look for foods that are sugar-free.  However, to stop yourself from feeling deprived, you can reward yourself with a sugary treat one day a week for a job well done.  Your beautiful skin will appreciate it! 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Beauty Box 5 March 2017 Review

**Disclaimer:  This post has been compensated through a free product (s) or monetary payment.  Opinions are solely mine. All links are "no-follow" links.**

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This month is all about eyes with products valued at $72.75! 

Lash Bash is the theme Beauty Box 5 has for March with an assortment of products for dramatic eye beauty.

This beauty subscription usually will send five full and sample size items from makeup, skin and hair care, beauty tools, polishes and possibly fragrances for $12 a month along with free shipping.  However, this month’s eye box had all full size products!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

How to Get More Plumping Power Out of Lip Plumping Products!

Before you buy your next lip plumping product, I hope you keep my tip in mind!

Lip plumping products are wonderful when you need to build up small or aging lips.  Though only a temporary effect, hyaluronic acid, cinnamon and menthol are just a few among other such ingredients to look for that can increase volume by mildly irritating the lips.  However, if you’re wondering why those lip plumpers aren’t always delivering better results, you could be wrongfully blaming products when it could be a simple mistake on your part.

There is a trick to keep in mind if you want to get the best results when using these products. What you need to remember is that your lips need to be clean and completely dry first if you want them to work.

Try this the next time you reach for that lip plumper and you’ll be happier with your lips!

Monday, March 20, 2017

Age-Proof Your Look--Mally Face Defender BB Cream Foundation SPF 15 (Light) Review + Swatches!

**Disclaimer:  This post has been compensated through a free product (s) or monetary payment.  Opinions are solely mine. All links are "no-follow" links.**

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In addition to skin care, you'll love the amount of coverage this Mally Face Defender BB Cream Foundation has!

The more you age, the more care that you’ll want to take with choosing the right foundation to suit your skin’s demanding needs.  If you intend to keep your complexion velvety smooth and flawless while protecting it from the elements, I found that a hard-working BB cream is a great way to go with all the benefits it offers, especially for older, dry complexions.

I always loved Mally Beauty’s foundations for their beautiful color matching and coverage, but never got around to trying their BB cream until the Mally Face Defender BB Cream Foundation SPF 15 (Light) arrived for this review.

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This is a swatch of the Light shade of the Mally Face Defender BB Cream Foundation.

Though I tried quite a few products of this type, the Mally Face Defender BB Cream Foundation was one of the best. Besides how lightweight it felt, this oil-free formula melted and blended into the skin to perfect my complexion’s look, this BB cream had impressive coverage for how it doubled almost as a concealer.  

My tool of choice was a flat-top foundation brush for applying.  All I needed was squeezing a small amount and then dabbed a few spots on my forehead, cheeks, nose, and chin before buffing in a circular motion.

I got to say that my skin had a slightly dewy radiance without any caking into my fine creases or laugh lines. Furthermore, this product had the ability to keep my face looking fresh without the need to touch up with any face powder throughout the hours that I wore it. 

If you’re aging and want to do it gracefully or just want a foundation-like skin care product, which can protect, treat, moisture and still deliver great coverage, I can’t be more pleased with Mally Face Defender BB Cream Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15 ($40).  Check it out because it is one of my favorites!  

Sunday, March 19, 2017

How to Make Your Own DIY Shimmering Hair Styling Gel!

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Loose mineral bronzer or highlight powder like this face illuminizer works in this DIY shimmer for hair. 

When you want to give your hair some extra glam, I always found those shimmering hair sprays came in handy for adding a glimmer along with the shine.  Depending on how I style my hair, I don’t always rely on hair spray but other styling products. Therefore, I needed to find another way to make hair shimmer for those times like this DIY sparkling hair gel. 

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These tinted shimmering body powders also can add a sparkling glimmer to your hair.

All you need is your loose shimmering powder and hair gel.  A loose glimmering bronzing powder works for dark hair like mine or a loose gold highlighting powder.  Lighter hair would have more success with experimenting loose silver, gold toned or champagne tinged highlighting or similar sparkling body powders. Pink highlighting powders boost a unique radiance for brunettes and redheads also. 

What you do is to squeeze out your normal amount of hair gel in the palm of your hand and mix in a little of the loose shimmering powder while your hair is still damp. I usually use about 1/4 of a teaspoon for my hair, but you can add more or less after you see the effect for yourself.  

I hope you try my DIY shimmer for hair because it’s easy and provides a beautiful hold with glimmering finish that you’ll love!

Saturday, March 18, 2017

How to Boost the Look of Fine Hair!

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Changing your style can make a big difference.

Today, my hair is incredibly thick.  Yet, not so many years ago, I had shoulder-length, fine hair.  Strangely enough, I got a short, layered haircut, which forever changed the texture of my hair. At the time, I hated the style and couldn’t wait for it to grow out, but now know it was one of the best hair decisions that I ever made.

Of course, you don’t have to chop of your hair and do what I did.  There are fewer drastic measures that also help to boost the look of fine hair.  

To ease into the idea of cutting your hair, you should try putting some gentle layering into your hair. Fine hair that is one-length can be flat and limp, but getting your stylist to add some face-framing layers is easier to work with a curling iron, hot rollers or even a ceramic round brush and styling products when blow drying to create the impression of more hair.

Something else that I learned that really helps is coloring your hair since it coats the hair shaft to marvelously build up the strands.  Your hair will benefit when you go to touch it.

On the subject of what hair coloring can do, I also discovered that asking for some lighter toned  highlights in the same color family as the one you decide to go with does work to fool the eyes that the hair is more lush than it really is.  

Take care and know that I was in your same shoes once–-until that memorable haircut!