Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Wedding Jewelry

Your wedding day is your special day and must receive the attention it deserves. Selecting your wedding jewelry with care is important for that perfectly gorgeous look you desire.

We offer you here a few tips to help you choose the right wedding jewelry for your great day!
Choosing your Wedding Jewelry

Wedding jewelry is not simply a ring or a bracelet or a chain but an assortment of bangles, bracelets, chokers, necklaces, rings and so on.

So you need to be careful what you select to wear on your wedding day and not do a hurried shopping for your jewelry. Before you choose your wedding jewelry you need to keep a few things in mind.

• The jewelry you wear on your wedding day should complement the person that you are. Some of us prefer heavy gaudy ornaments but often that does not go with our personality. 

• Select your wedding jewelry to match your dress. Necklaces go very well with a wide or a V-shaped neckline. However, some wedding dresses do not need a necklace. In that case it would be best not to wear one since that could spoil the unique effect of your dress.

• The kind of jewelry you wear on your wedding day must go with your wedding theme. For a formal wedding theme you will be expected to wear heavy gold ornaments. The modern casual themes call for light and elegant jewelry. The country and culture you belong to often influence the kind of jewelry that you wear for your wedding. For example, the wedding jewelry in most Asian cultures is heavy and elaborate.

• You could work your family jewels into your own bridal look for that added effect. So try and match the heavy gold necklace or the elegant pearl bracelet with other accessories that you wear.

• There should be a harmony in all the different pieces of ornaments you wear on your special day. Harmonize the colors of your wedding jewelry with the color of the dress that you wear.

• Your earrings form a very important part of your wedding jewelry. Choose a small ear stud or a simple piece of earring with an elaborate neck piece. Remember that your earrings must also match the neckline of your dress.

• Select your wedding jewelry with care and thought. You may not want to lock them away in your jewelry box after your wedding day but wear it for other different occasions too. So, make a smart choice and select pieces that you can wear through the years to come. Deciding on a simple but sophisticated bridal jewellery would be a wise option.

Another great option that has been amazingly taking over the market are hair rhinestones. These beautiful, classy rhinestones are ironed on your hair and stay for hours giving you the sparkly classy touch to a perfect hair do. 

So choose your wedding jewelry to suit your complexion, dress and attitude. You can opt for a complete classic or contemporary wedding jewelry style or even maintain a balance between the two. Customize your style to your preference; after all it is your wedding day.

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Monday, July 9, 2012

Lip Makeup

When you are getting ready for a party or an outing with your friends or even for work and you would like to make an impression on the people around you-you should not forget lip makeup. An attractive pair of lips is tempting and has a vital role in making you look attractive and beautiful. Colors used for lip makeup needs to be chosen with great care.
Lip Cosmetics

Lip liner: When you are concentrating on lip makeup, you have to choose a good lip liner. Drawing the outline perfectly, you can offer a good shape to your lips. It promotes you fuller or thinner lips. For rejuvenating drooping lips, use this product. Most of the women prefer lip liner for giving their lip a good feature.

Lip balms: Lip balms contain moisturizing and sunscreen effects. Numerous types of lip balms nurture your lips. These are beeswax lip balm, petrolatum with wax, petrolatum, waxes with dimethicone, etc. Beauty experts prefer this cosmetic so much and suggest using it daily on the lips. Your lips get sun protection formula and remain smooth and soft.

Lip balms and exfoliants: Lip balms and exfoliants work as scrub for your lips. In addition, your lip gets moisturizing and sunscreen benefits, as you exfoliate the facial skin with various kinds of scrubs, lips are also rejuvenated with such exfoliants. However, lip balms and exfoliants come together in a single product. The ingredients which are included in such products are vanilla, honey, coconut oil, cocoa butter, white chocolate, velvet sweet chocolate and more.

Lip plumper: For enjoying a fuller lip, select lip plumper. It is a wonderful cosmetic for your lip. Translucent, tinted, opaque are the types of lip plumpers available, buy this product if you are searching for a sexy pout as it is composed of menthol and camphor. The product also encourages collagen production and moisturizes your lips. To enjoy the stylish effect on your lips throughout the whole day, apply lip plumper again and again.

Lipsticks: Lipsticks bring an outstanding makeover on your face. After shaping the lips with a lip liner add an awesome shade on it. You may choose the shades according to your skin complexion, from matte to satin sheer shades.

Lip gloss: Lip gloss offers sexy lips. If you are bored with the common texture of your lip you may include lip glosses. It also nourishes the lips adding glamour and fun. You may apply lip gloss alone or with your lipstick.
How to apply Lip Makeup?

Outline with Lip Liner – Before you take this step to define the shape of your lips with the lip liner, make sure that your lips are smooth, soft and free of grease. Try using a sharp lip liner (it should be a shade close to the color of your lipstick). Apply the same with a steady hand and don't make the line too dark. While making the line on your upper lips start off with the center and then come toward both the edges. For the lower lip make the line from both the sides.

Try to prime up the lips with A Lip Balancer – Make the base right before applying the lipstick. It should be balanced out to match your skin tone.

Fill up with the Lipstick – Use a lip brush and fill in the lip color on both lips. Same as that of the lip liner, for the upper lip, you shall have to start off applying at the center and then move towards the two sides. Similarly for the lower lip, apply it from both the sides. Don't put on too much color. You can always try adding more color later on rather than removing the excess colors.

Blotting Off - Fold a clean tissue paper and hold it between your lips. If there is excess color just press your lips slowly together.

Apply lip gloss – Lastly, make the finishing touch by applying the lip gloss over your lipstick to make your lips gleam with shine.

5 steps to get Beautiful Lips
Following a few simple steps can help you get those perfect lips you yearned for a long time:
• The first step to have beautiful lips is to make them soft and supple. Use a lip salve or a lip balm to keep your lips soft and moisturized. The simplest homemade lip balm that you can use is a mixture of 1 drop honey, 1 drop olive oil and 1 drop almond oil. Massage this mixture gently into the skin of your lips before you go to bed at night.
• Always remove all traces of makeup from your lips before you go to bed at night.
• Drink lots of water, eat a balanced diet and exercise regularly. If your body is in good shape, your lips will look healthy.
• Avoid smoking and chewing tobacco as these may stain your lips.
• Avoid eating junk foods and keep your alcohol intake to the minimum.
Makeup Tips for Lips

It's possible to get those tempting, luscious lips in a few quick steps:
• Apply a light foundation evenly on your lips; dust a light face powder on them. This will ensure that the lip color stays on longer.
• Get the desired shape of your lips with a lip pencil or a lip liner. Ideally the color of the lip liner should match the shade of your lip color or lipstick.
• The beauty of your lips depends on how perfectly you outline them. For a perfect outline rest your elbows on a hard surface and then draw the borders. Border the upper lip first. Give your upper lips a Cupid's bow shape and then go on to the lower one.
• Always use a brush while applying lipstick on the lips. Choose a lipstick which suits your dress, hair and complexion and fill the outlined portion with it. Open your mouth and apply the lip color evenly on your lips. You may use lip sticks or liquid lip colors. For a glossy effect apply lip gloss over your lipstick. If you are going out in the evening, you may even use lip glitter.
• Use a blotting tissue to remove excess lip makeup. Lightly press the blotting tissue onto your lips and remove it.
Lip sticks and lip colors usually have three different effects: matte, frosted, glossy. Ideally those with thick lips should avoid lip gloss and glossy lip sticks or lip colors.

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Friday, July 6, 2012

Bridal Makeup

As critical as the wedding, bridal makeup is no less significant than the vows and rituals that surround a new bride, promising her the happiness and fulfillment of a lifetime! No matter how casual or laid back she may be about her hair and makeup, every bride-to-be aspires to look her best on her wedding day.

A few simple tips on wearing the right bridal makeup can help you cherish your wedding video and photos with pride and joy for the rest of your life! Before buying or applying any makeup, it is important to remember that your bridal makeup almost entirely depends on:
• Your skin tone
• Shape of your face
• Your wedding outfit (color and fabric)
• Your hair and desired hairstyle
• Wedding type (Simple, Ostentatious, Day, Night etc.)

Since this is going to be the biggest day of your life, it is always good to seek professional help for your bridal makeup. With a rapidly growing demand for style and hair makeovers, makeup for brides is no more restricted to traditional outfits, lipsticks, eyeliners and rose powders. Many beauty experts and dress designers all over the world specialize in bridal makeup and costumes and constantly present us with innovative ideas of looking our best on our wedding day.

While applying bridal makeup, makeup experts offer a detailed attention to the bride's facial features and suggest the best makeover to help her look her best. Many beauty parlors and hair salons also offer Bridal makeup at very competitive rates. In today's world, bridal makeup is a thriving industry and has been setting new standards in the makeup industry.

Simple Steps For Applying Bridal Makeup
• A simple way to begin your bridal makeup is by cleansing the face thoroughly with a natural face scrub.
• To make the skin on your face and neck look flawless using a concealer may be effective.
• A good way for the bride-to-be to relax and soothe the skin is to rub it with ice cubes. This increases the blood circulation and makes the face look more radiant.
• Depending on the color and texture of the skin, you can pick a suitable foundation that blends perfectly with your skin and apply it uniformly.
• Once you're through with the foundation you can begin the eye makeup by applying the eye shadow and mascara. Match the color
• Touch up the lips with a suitable lipstick and lipliner.
• Take a good look at yourself in the mirror to check whether you're looking over-worked due to heavy makeup. Remember-to look good you don't have to apply a "lot" of makeup but the "right" makeup. Subtle and sophisticated makeup will make you look elegant and desirable, while a chic hairstyle that complements your outfit and makeup will enhance your overall looks for your BIG day! 

Bridal Makeup Tips
Before applying the bridal makeup it is important to give equal importance to the wedding dress. Your makeup should complement your wedding dress as well as your overall appearance on the wedding day. Some important bridal makeup tips that will help you look your best on your wedding day are:
• Before applying any makeup, conduct a patch test on your skin to check the sensitivity of the makeup you're going to use. If an allergy or irritation occurs, drop the makeup and consult a skin specialist.
• Make sure your Bridal makeup does not look over-done and bears a natural look.
• Drink of a lot of water everyday since it keeps the skin hydrated and helps in getting a naturally glowing skin.
• Exfoliate your skin with natural homemade exfoliates and scrubs before applying makeup.
• Before applying any bridal makeup, remove all existing makeup on the night prior to your wedding.
• In case you decide to color your hair, do it a few days prior to the wedding so that the hair color does not interfere with the fresh makeup.

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Wednesday, July 4, 2012


Cellulite is a mixture of trapped fat, toxins and water that affects females of all shapes and cultures after puberty. It is believed genetic predisposition plays a role in cellulite, but there are other important factors too.

Cellulite usually accumulates on the legs, hips, thighs, sometimes even the abdomen and arms. Most of us just learn to live with these unsightly marks, but the good news is that there a few tips that may help.

The following methods and tips can help by avoiding the accumulation of toxins in your body and increasing circulation to expel these poisons. They break down into three areas - your hormones, diet and lymphatic system.

Cellulite And Your Hormones
The 'how' and 'why' of cellulite is not completely understood but researchers suspect physical and emotional stress is a major contributor.

Stress causes increased levels of a hormone called "catecholamine". Elevated amounts of this hormone are thought to cause pronounced cellulite.

If you are in a stressful job or going though a tough time in your life, try to create a balance by participating in calming activities. Yoga, meditation, even enjoyable hobbies like pottery and knitting can help to work through these stressful times. In extreme cases consider seeking professional mental help.

Birth Control Pills
The extra Estrogen from these pills causes the body to store fat and retain water, two of the crucial ingredients for producing cellulite.

Cellulite And Your Diet
A great place to start in the fight against cellulite is your diet. These tips will not only help you to avoid cellulite but will also improve overall health.

Increase Water Consumption
Keeping yourself hydrated ensures that toxins and waste are continuously flushed out of your system. These toxins are thought to be the major culprits in cellulite productions, so this should make a real difference.
You should aim to drink around 8 glasses of water a day to keep your metabolism revved up and ensure that at least some of that fat will not stick around.

Avoid coffee
That means all caffeinated beverages, sodas and energy drinks. It is believed that caffeine constricts blood vessels, therefore constraining blood and oxygen circulation to cells. While we're on the subject of unhealthy habits, cigarettes do much the same thing.

Alcohol's toxicity is a burden to your system. In addition to being toxic itself, it also stops your body from efficiently processing other toxins.

Processed Food
Processed food is full of preservatives, sweeteners and salt. These all add toxic waste to your body which is partly responsibly for cellulite.

Bad Fats
Limit bad fats from animal products and fried foods. Replace these bad fats with good fats found in flax, hemp seeds, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, olive oil, avocados, salmon, mackerel and herring.

Cellulite And Your Lymphatic System

Some women swear by it and others think it's a waste of time and money. Mesotherapy is a popular procedure where a solution is injected into the mesoderm, the middle layer of skin. The solution then disperses cellulite by increasing circulation and lymphatic drainage.

The Mesotherapy solution typically contains pharmaceutical drugs, vitamins, natural plant extracts and homeopathic medicines. The proportions, or even ingredients, are not standardized so it is tough to determine the effectiveness of the treatment.

Skin Brushing
This is a technique used in many Asian spas to eliminate toxins by stimulating the lymphatic system. The idea is that firm but gentle brush strokes across the skin will improve your blood circulation, clean out clogged pores and enable your body to remove toxins faster.

Start the skin brushing with the soles of your feet, using slow, gentle, circular movements. Move up your body all the time brushing towards your chest but be careful to avoid areas where your skin is particularly sensitive.
Cellulite Creams

Cellulite cream users claim to notice positive results. Ingredients such as caffeine temporarily improve the appearance of cellulite by dehydrating and tightening the skin. Retinol is also used as creams to stimulate collagen production which gives skin its firmness and strength.

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Monday, July 2, 2012

How To Do: Dip-Dye Nail Art...

There are so many new nail looks coming up this year and we love having an experiment with colors, techniques and finishes.

My only problem at the moment is choosing one color to use at a time - now, I've given up and I am using multiple colors in one manicure. Here we have such a simple way of achieving an exciting look and the good news is it's easy to do and doesn't have you sitting around for hours.
If you have quite long nails like mine and you want to show them off, one of the most effective ways to do so is by creating a dip-dye affect on the nail. Choosing two shades of the same color is currently in fashion!

Chose two colors, I've used Red Herring purples for the manicure you see here. The colors are great and the pastel works so well with the glistening darker mauve. My only criticism is that they do take quite a while to dry, so have some spare time available if you're using this brand.

1. Start by adding the base color of your choice and applying this over the entire nail. Go over with another coat for a more lasting finish and to get rid of any translucent areas.

2. Wait for this to dry completely and move on to adding the second color to the tip of the nail.

3. Add as much or as little of this color onto the nail depending on how thick or thin you want the dip-dye to look.

4. I like to make my color quite noticeable but still make sure that the top color is less than half the length of the nail, otherwise it will be less of a dip effect and more half one-half other.

5. Don't worry about the line between the two being straight - the more natural it is in blending between the two colors the better it will look. Start stroking the varnish at different lengths down the nail to make it look like it's dripped a little.

It's all about giving the effect that this is cool, rustic and low maintenance.


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