Monthly Archives: January 2015

How To Look Beautiful Without Makeup

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Bare Face is Beautiful

As a woman, it is essential for us to wear our makeup every day, whether it be going to work or simply running a quick errand. When you don’t have the luxury of time what would be the best way to go all-natural? Planning on going bare faced during day time? Here are simple fifteen ways to look beautiful without makeup:

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Take care of your skin – Just like a painter, our face is our canvass and make up is our medium to create that work of art. Having a clear skin is one of the essential factors into achieving that all-natural look and you wouldn’t even have to reach for your make-up bag to hide any blemishes. Simple way of taking care of the skin is to keep it moisturized, hydrated and exfoliated. Have a daily routine of wash, dry, moisturize and keep yourself stress-free to eliminate impurities and wrinkles that can make you look less appealing.

Great Hair – Hairstyle can either make or break you. Cut your hair into something that is best suited or compliments the shape of your face. Always make sure that hair is clean by washing it every day or in some people, once in every two days. This can help to remove excess oil that our scalp produces. If you are against the chemical ingredients of a commercially available shampoo (otherwise known as Sodium Lauryl Sulphate, as it has been discovered to have adverse effect on us) then why not try the no shampoo routine? A no-shampoo or “no-poo” method is where you will use a concoction made from water, Apple Cider Vinegar and baking soda. This way, it can help clean your scalp without the harmful and drying effects of the normal shampoo, thus leaving it smooth and frizz-free.

Bright Smile – Smile can change one person’s day in a matter of seconds. You pass by and smile at a person and you could tell the difference. In order to maintain a bright smile, one should keep their dental hygiene of extreme importance. Brushing teeth regularly, flossing and mouthwash are our best daily defense against plaque, tartar and gum diseases. This can also help us to keep our pearly whites squeaky clean and our breath fresh.

Moisturized lips are also important to keep an all-natural beauty as you wouldn’t need to put lipstick on. Applying lip sunscreen with an SPF 15 can also help to prevent our lips from chapping and sunburn/windburn.

Eat healthy. Natural beauty comes from the inside. Maintaining a healthy diet can help our body fight off harmful diseases and keep a healthy looking skin.

Live a healthy lifestyle. Workout can help us achieve glowing skin due to sweat and also kick those bad habits goodbye as smoking, drinking alcohol and caffeine do not benefit our skin’s well-being.

Appearance. Good posture and clothing is also paramount. In the fashion world, how can you sell clothes if you can’t walk the walk?

Hygiene – Keeping yourself neatly groomed will also make you look beautiful. A well-trimmed nails is a sign of good hygiene

Confidence – In the world of sales, when you are trying to sell without confidence no one will ever buy from you. Same goes with our inner beauty – when you are not confident or feel that you are not beautiful then no one will see the beauty in you. Beauty radiates from within.

Sleep – Adequate sleep of about 8 hours a day can contribute into keeping our skin glowing healthy and beautiful.

Eyes – Eyes can simply look tired or dull by our everyday routine e.g. prolonged use of the computer, watching television, etc. Refresh your eyes with eye drops, a drop or two will do to rejuvenate. When I was in grade school, I was taught that colour therapy can also help, when my eyes feel tired, I simply look into the colour green as it helps to soothe and relaxes our eyes.

Eyebrows – Keeping our eyebrows waxed or plucked can help to enhance our feature, unless you would want a uni-brow just like Ernie or Bert from the Sesame Street.

Sunscreen – Wearing sunscreen can help prevent our skin from the harmful UV rays of the sun. This also helps to maintain a smooth and glowing skin. Continue Reading

Take Care of your Hair in 5 Minutes

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15 ways to make your hair look gorgeous in less than 5 minutes

We all have those mornings when we oversleep or simply we want to prolong the pleasure of being in bed but this comes with a price: our hair style. What can you do in 5 minutes more than a ponytail or a simple bun? Well we have a list of 15 hair hacks that take less than 5 minutes and will make your hair look gorgeous.

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Tips to Remove Dry Skin from your Feet

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Ways to Achieve a Sandal-Ready Feet

Are you worried or embarrassed about wearing sandals or flip-flops in public due to cracked, dry feet? Our feet are the most neglected part of the body, well that is in my case. One of the main issues of our feet is dry skin, cracked heels, and callouses. We may not all have the luxury of time and money for a trip to the salon for a pedicure and foot spa. Thus, I have searched the web for any effective ways “how to remove dry skin from your feet” and here are some easy and economical steps:

  • Soak your feet in warm water, and white/apple cider vinegar – apple cider vinegar (or ACV) is an amazing product that you can find in your cupboard. Vinegar softens the dry skin on your feet and not only that, it helps to get rid of smelly feet and toenail fungus, this home remedy battles more than just one foot issues. Soak your feet in a solution with a ratio of 1:1 for about 30 – 45 minutes. Pat it dry and carefully brush off any excess skin with a pumice stone or foot brush (some people use sandpaper) and then rinse with water and then, pat dry. Do this once or twice a week depending on the case.

Other alternatives are using lemon as a foot soak instead of vinegar. Its natural acid breaks down the dry skin and just like the vinegar; it also keeps your feet from smelling; Oatmeal as a natural foot scrub; and in my case, since I live near the beach and is quite easy to have a day out, I like to exfoliate my feet with sand. This is a free and effective way to keep my feet smooth and supple. Continue Reading