8 Beauty Tips

8 Beauty Tips

8 Beauty Tips


Love the way your feet feel after you get a professional pedicure, but can’t afford to go as often as you’d like? Get soft feet at home by using these same methods. Soak your feet in warm water for 15-20 minutes then  lightly scrub your rough spots with a pumice stone. For extra softness, put moisturizing lotion on before going to bed with socks on your tootsies.



To help prevent chipping, be sure to brush around and slightly under the tips of the nail when applying polish. Always remember, two thin coats are better than one thick coat. Plus, it dries faster this way. Make your polish last by adding a new layer of topcoat every other day. If the polish chips and you don’t have time to start over, dip your finger in nail polish remover and smooth over the chipped area, then re-apply a topcoat.



When it comes to your skin, moisturize– especially your face! If you’re prone to breakouts or have oily skin, use charcoal face wash and oil-free or gel moisturizer. If you’re looking for color, use tinted moisturizer. ALWAYS use facial moisturizer with SPF. When it comes to dry skin other things to do besides moisturizing is to use soaps with more moisturizing content in them, use warm water rather than hot water and shorten your shower time to 5 to 10 minutes. Another great thing to help with dry skin is to let your shower steam up the room and stay in it a little longer to help your skin  absorb water, or go to a steam room.



If the ends of your hair tend to be dry while your scalp quickly becomes oily, try this trick in the shower. When washing your hair, only apply shampoo to the scalp, where the oil is (the shampoo will run through the ends as you’re rinsing, without drying them out). When conditioning only apply conditioner to the ends of your hair, avoiding the scalp.
You can also apply coconut, argan, jojoba, almond, olive, grapeseed or a combination of oils to help with dry hair. To help with oily hair first try washing your hair less because you are stripping the natural sebum your hair needs. Instead of washing your hair everyday try every other day and use dry shampoo when your hair starts to look oily.



For a look that is more on the natural side a gradient eyeshadow (or also what they call a smoky eye) is the way to go. To create this look, you need a nude eyeshadow palette with more than two shades, along with a flat eyeshadow brush to help pack on the pigment for a deep color, a semi fluffy eyeshadow brush to apply shades and a fluffy brush to blend. When applying the shadow, apply the lightest shade on the inner corner and use darker shades as you go out. Make sure to blend the colors together with a fluffy brush. The last step is to take the darkest shade and blend it into your crease.



The hot trend for eyelashes today is to have a long full look. One of the most popular and new way to achieve this, is to get eyelash extensions. This is where they add lashes one at a time to your natural lashes to fill and add length without you having to reapply everyday. Another way to get a full long lash look is to use false eyelashes. When applying false lashes, apply the lash glue to the lashes and let the glue get tacky before putting it on. To apply, start by attaching the false lashes to the outer corner of your eye and working inward while getting as close as possible to your natural lash line. After the false lash is on and the glue has dried, apply mascara to blend your real lashes with the false lashes.



Contouring is where you are darkening and highlighting different areas of your face. Start with darkening, you can use a contouring pallet and use the color that is darker than your face. You can also use a bronzer. The general rule of thumb is to use the highlighter to highlight the high points of your face and to darken the lowest points of your face (look for the natural shadows that form on your face). Blush is applied on the cheek bones. The more you blend your contour the more natural the look will be.




The quickest way to plump lips is to apply extra shiny lip gloss to the center of your bottom lip. Want super-smooth lips? Apply your best eye cream to your lips before bed. Make sure the cream is hydrating, not firming (firming is code for drying).



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