It’s 6:30 p.m. You just finished a grueling workout after an eight-hour day at the office. Sweat beads are stuck to your forehead, mascara’s streaming down your cheeks, and that foundation you put on this morning? It’s like it was never there. None of this would be a problem if you could hop in the gym shower for a quick cleanup. But that dinner reservation is at 7:00, and you’ve got to get moving—fast. Great news! There’s a wipe for that.
Mascara is a must for me, thanks to my nearly invisible blonde lashes. But determining which product works best can be a bit confusing. Especially when conventional cosmetics companies seem to tout every new mascara as a miracle product that will make your lashes 3 times longer, instantly! What I’ve learned from my research and experience is that not only do many conventional mascara products fall short on those promises, they’re also full of chemicals that may be hazardous to your health.
It’s time to ditch your drugstore mascara and check out my tips, techniques and top natural picks for longer-looking, luscious lashes.
More and more shopping is done online these days. All of your favorite stores, brands and products are just a click away. Whether you’re browsing on a PC, a tablet or your smartphone, you can shop for just about anything you want from anywhere you are—no need to even step foot outside your home! Online shopping saves time, is incredibly convenient and can often be less expensive than purchasing products from a brick-and-mortar store. Not only are there exclusive Web sales, but you can easily comparison shop to get the best deal on whatever you’re buying.
BB Creams are the newest miracle product to hit the beauty scene. First appearing in the Western beauty market only a short year ago, many traditional beauty Bombshells are still trying to understand why they’ve caused such a commotion. Let’s talk about the ABCs of BB creams and find out what they can do for you and your beauty routine.
Germs are everywhere, but sometimes we don’t consider the fact that germs and bacteria actually live on our skin. We’re all aware that we need to wash our hands frequently, follow basic food safety practices and avoid touching people and objects that we know are infected with our bare hands. We tend to think of bacteria as germs that cause illnesses; however, new studies suggest that a healthy amount of normal bacteria can help prevent diseases. When it comes to our skin, though, we often associate bacteria with breakouts, clogged pores and congested skin.
We all know life can be very expensive, from monthly bills to everyday costs; things add up and can hit your budget hard. Often, you may find yourself left with little cash for “extras” like beauty basics, cleansers, moisturizers and sun protectants. The best thing to do is become a beauty budget guru by looking for specials online, signing up for newsletters and staying connected with your favorite brands. Frequently, special offers and great deals are given to Facebook fans, through Twitter and via email. By keeping up with the brands you love, you can save money and look fabulous while doing it. Developing a beauty budget is essential to keeping up your good looks without breaking your bank.
At the end of a long day, you know what you need to do: take it off, take it all off. I’m not talking about your clothes (although you probably don’t want to go to bed fully clothed.) I’m talking about your makeup.
Cosmetics might make your eyes pop and your lips shine during the day, but if you don’t remove every speck at night, you could end up clogging your pores and getting blemishes. Of course a new breakout will mean needing to cake on more concealer the next day, giving you more to remove at night or else risking more blemishes the next day. It’s a viscous cycle!
It’s time to stop the madness. Here’s a guide to removing makeup the right way, and also a shortcut for those nights when you get home late and just want to collapse in bed—and worry about the mascara smudges on the pillow in the morning.
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