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Why do Condoms have Expiration Dates?

Why do Condoms have Expiration Dates?

You’ve probably been on this planet long enough to know by now that businesses want to make money. While they might tempt us and tell us that we need something, the truth of the matter might be a bit different. And you might have realized too late that you’ve wasted your money on something you didn’t need to buy. It happens.

If it has happened to you and you’re now a dubious consumer who thinks that brands often look for ways to make money, you might be skeptical about whether the dates on condom are things you actually have to follow or whether they’re just something companies but on as some sort of ploy to make more money. Here’s the deal on why condoms have expiration dates and whether you need to follow them.

So, do I really need to pay attention to the date on condoms?

The short answer is yes you do. And no, I’m not saying that because I own a condom company or I have a friend that does. I’m thinking about your safety, girl. After all, there are some things that you don’t want to mess around with, and safe sex is one of them. Do you really want to risk STDs and pregnancy because you’re trying to get out of buying a new box of condoms? Yeah, I didn’t think so.

Why do they have expiry dates in the first place?

Nothing lasts forever. Things breakdown or become not as effective as they used to be. Beauty products are a great example of this. It’s pretty much the same philosophy with condoms. Over time, they can start to degrade, especially if they’re formulated with things such as lube and spermicide.

How long do condoms typically last?

It will vary from product to product but generally speaking condoms should last four to five years. (The expiry date should be written on the box as well as on the package of the individual condom.) And that’s in regards to manufacturing not when you open a box of condoms and start using them. Durex reports that its condoms normally have a shelf life of 5 years. But, it reports that some products have expiry dates of three to four years. If the condoms have spermicide, their expiry date will be about one to two years, according to Intelligent Mother. What’s more, there are some exceptions to the rules.

Exceptions? What do you mean?

As you’ve probably discovered with food, expiration dates are guidelines. There are factors that can impact the life of a product so it can expire sooner or later. With condoms, storage can change how long a condom lasts. Condoms should be kept in cool, dark environments. So, if you’re keeping them somewhere hot, like say a sunny shelf in your bathroom or in your car, they likely won’t last as long as the expiration date says because heat will cause them to break down. Of course, it’s not like you can *test* a condom out to see if it’s okay, but there are things to lookout for.

How can I tell if a condom is expired?

You’re going to have to use your judgment and be aware if there any rips or holes or if it breaks when you’re opening up the package. KidsHealth.org reports that if a condom feels dry, stiff, or not very flexible when you take it out of the package, it’s time to get a new one. Same goes if it feels weirdly sticky.

Anything else?

Women’s Health Mag reports that using any condom (even if it’s expired) is still better than using nothing. But, as I’ve previously mentioned, using an expired one doesn’t offer as much protection against STDs and pregnancy. So, it’s in your best interests to wait until you have a new package before hooking up. Because, really, how long does it take to pop to the store to buy condoms?

Do you check the expiry date on condoms before using them? Let us know in the comments!

 

Why do I Feel like I have to Pee during Sex?

Why do I Feel like I have to Pee during Sex?

Do you ever feel like the worst things come up at the very worst times? For example, do you ever feel like you have to burp right before you’re supposed to make a big school presentation? Or, does it always seem like you have to cough or sneeze when you’re in a very, very quiet room? Another irritating thing that happens is with our bladders and having to pee at the most inopportune moments. Sometimes that’s 10 minutes into a long car journey other times it’s when we’re wearing a jumpsuit and there’s only a tiny pubic bathroom. Another time you might feel you have to go number one is during sex. Here’s the deal on whether it’s normal to feel you have to pee during sex?

Help! What’s going on? Do I really need to pee during sex?

It depends on the situation. You might actually have a full bladder. But, if you just went to the bathroom and didn’t guzzle 10 gallons of water, it’s likely that you are just feeling like you have to pee.

So, why do I feel like I have to? It kills the mood.

I get it. Feeling like your bladder is about to burst isn’t exactly the definition of sexy times — nor is running to the bathroom in the middle of things “just in case.” For one thing, the feeling could be stemming from nerves. Think about some other times you’re a bit nervous and feel that you have to pee. If you go pee at least four times before an exam, you’ll know what I’m talking about.

Another thing is that your anatomy can be the cause of it. Shape points out that the bladder is right behind the vaginal cavity. During sex, the penis can “push right on your bladder.” That might not seem like the sexiest visual, but it’s true. And if it continually does that with each thrust, the need to go to the bathroom can be really real.

Guh. Are there positions that make it worse?

If you want to avoid feeling like you have to pee, you might want to consider giving doggy style a break. It has many benefits thanks to the deep penetration and the angle, but the con of those is that the position make bladder pushing easier.

What if I think that I really have to go during sex? I don’t want to pee myself!

Another thing that could be happening is female ejaculation, aka squirting. If you’re in a deeper position and get the urge to pee, bae could have hit the G-spot or the Skene glands which will then produce the ejaculation. Yes, it’s reported that there’s a bit of pee in there, but it’s a normal thing.

I’m very concerned that I’m going to pee during sex.

Don’t be so worried because that will prevent you from enjoying yourself and getting everything out of it. I get that you’re freaked out, but unless you have an incontinence problem, it’s unlikely that you’re going to be peeing yourself during sex. To alleviate any fears, go to the bathroom shortly before hooking up and use it again afterward.

What other things about sex surprised you? Let us know in the comments!

 

42 DIY Natural Skin Care Products

42 DIY Natural Skin Care Products

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Do you have sensitive skin? Love to DIY? Make these natural products yourself to save your wallet and your skin! Check out how you can create your own natural skincare products with eco-friendly ingredients.

1. Bentonite Clay Mask Recipe

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2. DIY GlamGlow Face Mask

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3. Black Head Buster Face Mask

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4. DIY Body Butter Using Essential Oils

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5. DIY Homemade Exfoliate and Detox Skin Polish Recipe

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6. Lavender Lotion Bars

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7. DIY Ice Cube Facial

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8. Easy DIY Sea Salt Spray

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9. Tea Tree Oil Face Cream

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10. Oatmeal Exfoliant

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11. Easy Homemade DIY Face Wash for Any Skin Type

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12. Homemade Natural Clear Skin Toner

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13. Lavender And Lemon Oatmeal Mud Mask

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14. Aloe Rose Skin Soothing Gel

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15. Homemade Bath Salts

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16. Homemade Shave Scrub

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17. Luxurious Melting Massage and Bath Bars

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18. Jasmine Dead Sea Salt Soap And Body Scrub

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19. Homemade Body Wash

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20. Blemish Buster

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21. Homemade Coconut Oil Lotion

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22. Healing DIY Salve

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23. Homemade Apple Scented Bubble Bath

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24. Homemade Probiotic Deodorant Cream

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25. Copy Cat Mary Kay’s Satin Hands

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26. Energizing Citrus Hand Body Scrub

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27. Homemade Skin Brightening Mask

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28. Homemade Sea Salt Soap Recipe

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29. DIY Homemade Anti Aging Eye Cream

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30. DIY After Shave

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31. DIY Cream Soap

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32. DIY In-Shower Moisturizer

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33. Anti-Eczema Lotion Bars

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34. Wrinkle Removing Cream

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35. All Natural Wax for Leg Hair Removal

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36. Homemade Brown Sugar and Olive Oil facial Scrub

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37. Vitamin C Toner

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38. Soothing Sunburn Cream

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39. DIY Homemade Facial Cleanser

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40. Nourishing & Natural Bronzer Oil

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41. Green Tea Repairing Face Cream

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42. Natural DIY Sensitive Skin Cleanser

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10 Best Makeup Looks for the Beach

10 Best Makeup Looks for the Beach

Take these makeup looks for the beach and get the IG-worthy shots you dream of! Along with the fun experience, you got to spend time and money for the perfect beach holiday look. It’s a bust to take photos where you are not your best and worst is you, looking tacky. Here are some awesome tips to get the summer glow you want and the fresh beach holiday vibe you fancy. Look good in person and in your IG posts with these makeup looks!

Hair & Makeup Looks for the Beach You Will Want to Try!

1. Beach Waves

Beach Waves | Best Makeup Looks For The Beach To Wear This Summer

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Your hair is part of your overall makeup look and this beach waves hairstyle is still in and you wouldn’t want to miss out on it this summer. This gorgeous yet laid-back look is something you can rock from sun up to sun down. To make sure your waves last longer, you only need two tools in your beauty stash: a curling iron and hairspray. Make sure your locks stay as long as 10 minutes for longer-lasting curls. Here are the full details on creating beach waves with your long hair. If you have short to medium length hair, even better. Short beach waves are all the rage these days!

2. Perfect Summer Glow

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The sun and the sand are all we dream of from autumn to spring. And of course, looking fabulous in a perfect summer glow once the summer days set in. You can achieve the perfect summer glow and create this coveted look with the right makeup. First, keep your face clean and moisturized, then apply light sunscreen. Apply minimal makeup, say with BB cream and a swipe of a bronzer. Finish off with a highlighter and use loose powder to set the makeup in.

3. Bright Summer Pastels

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It’s difficult for the fair-skinned to get the summer glow unless you’ve been out most days as soon as the sun comes out in spring. Don’t despair, when you can use your current shade to your advantage. Also, there’s nothing makeup cannot do if you know how to work with it. If the bronze glow won’t work for you, the brightening pastels certainly will. Work with your lips, eyes, and cheekbones using pastel shades. Follow these tips to get a bright summer pastel glow for your beach holiday.

4. Sweat Proof Summer Makeup

Sweat Proof Summer Makeup | Best Makeup Looks For The Beach To Wear This Summer

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We all want the summer glow at the beach and not the oily and greasy shine we dread. Even with makeup, the intense summer heat and sweat can easily wipe off the glow from your face. Opt for sweat-proof summer makeup to achieve an all-day summer glow. For your eyes, here are some of the best water-waterproof mascara and some tips to apply makeup for oily skin.

5. Coral, the Color for Summer

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There’s a new makeup shade that’s taking the summer by storm. Introducing, coral! From lipstick to eye makeup and blush or highlight, celebrities are sporting this look either on a fair skin or a slight tan.

Here’s a beauty tip to note about coral makeup from Lancôme National Makeup Artist Alex Sanchez: “Coral has a wonderful brightening effect for the face. Be sure to choose coral lipstick shades that are creamy and glossy vs. matte and metallic. Think modern beach-peachy vs. dated frosty-apricot.”

6. Bohemian Style

Bohemian Style | Best Makeup Looks For The Beach To Wear This Summer

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So along with the sweet summer glow, you might also want the fiery and vibrant bohemian look. You can achieve this look with a dewy makeup and a highlight to the highest points in your face. To get this look, take these tips and guide to the perfect boho makeup for your eye makeup. The next item in this list could help you with that.

7. Natural Summer Eye Makeup

Natural Summer Eye Makeup | Best Makeup Looks For The Beach To Wear This Summer

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Whatever the season or occasion is, a good eye makeup will bring out the best in you. This summer you will want big and bright expressive eyes with a no-makeup makeup look. Here are some tips for you to achieve this goal for tantalizing summer eyes.

8. Beach Proof Makeup

Beach Proof Makeup | Best Makeup Looks For The Beach To Wear This Summer

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What’s the point of hitting the beach without completely enjoying because your makeup will wear out in the sun or the water? Luckily, waterproof makeup is here to the rescue. A whole line of waterproof makeup products from drugstore to brand makeups are available for your use this summer. With this waterproof makeup line and the makeup looks for the beach on this list, you can be fab all day while enjoying the beach!

9. Natural Beach Wedding Makeup

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We cannot leave out a beach wedding makeup on our list! For a beach wedding you always dream of, it’s only proper you go for a dreamy light makeup. Highlight your eyes and get kissable bubblegum lips with a subtle nude shade. Get more of these tips here to get a perfect beach wedding makeup look.

10. Perfect Beach Makeup

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How do you get a perfect beach makeup look? Is it in the lips, the hair, or the tanned skin? Needless to say, it is all that and more. So here are 4 steps for you to work out these areas to get the perfect makeup looks for the beach you want. It will cover your eyes, lips, and skin with the usual sunscreen tip.

Watch this quick and easy video from Steph Sterjovski to apply makeup looks for the beach:

Now you know how celebrities get to have perfect photos up close or long-range. Use these tips and practice now before the beach seasons come in full swing. With your wardrobe ready, make sure you get this stylish hair and makeup looks for the beach all set!

Did you enjoy this list of makeup looks for the beach? Which of these summer looks have you tried? Let us know about it in the comments section below!

9 Best Keratin Shampoos for Healthy Hair

9 Best Keratin Shampoos for Healthy Hair

Keratin shampoos contain a protein known as ‘keratin’, which is an important building block for hair health. This protein is responsible for the internal and external structure of your hair playing a major role in its strength and resilience. We’ve rounded out some great products for damaged hair. Check them out below!

1. Revlon Be fabulous hair recovery

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Revlon’s entire hair recovery line is a range of products enriched with proteins and moisturizing ingredients such as Creatine,Betaine, and Keratin that helps to repair the hair.This Keratin infused shampoo is ideal for damaged hair.

2. Lisse Design Keratin Shampoo

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This keratin-rich shampoo helps contains Hydrolyzed Keratin Complex and quaternized Collagen and is also blended with an effective emollient Babassu oil for supple hair.

3. Hask Keratin Protein

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This smoothing shampoo promises to soften and renew your hair and it is free of sulfates and parabens.

4. CHI Keratin Shampoo

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Cationic Hydration Interlinc, CHI for short. This shampoo adds shine and elasticity while helping to prevent breakage.

5. Nika Beauty Excellence

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These line of products contain KEROXYNE COMPLEX, which helps to reconstruct severely damaged hair from the inside, restoring strength, elasticity and shine.

6. Creightons Crème de Coconut & Keratin

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Not only will this leave your hair smell like a tropical paradise,thanks to the coconut but that’s not all. The Keratin strengthens, hydrates and nourishes hair whilst gently cleansing it.

7. Nth Degree Smoothing Argan Oil and Keratin

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This Kertain infused shampoo formula promises to effectively cleanse the hair without stripping its natural oils. The added Argan oil delivers serious moisture to every strand.

8. Dove Damage Therapy

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A great one to have on the list of Keratin Shampoos. Dove has been such a trusted skincare brand if this is as good as their body wash then count me in. This damage therapy shampoo promises intensive repair and protection against breakage.

9. Brazilian Keratin Therapy shampoos

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These Brazilian Keratin Therapy shampoos are perfect for those who wear hair extensions. This exclusive blend of cocoa butter, coconut and avocado oils delivers moisture and shine to dull hair.

Have you ever tried keratin shampoos? Which one on our top 10 list if your favorite? Let us know in the comment section below. We love getting your feedback.

 

10 Best Sunscreens for Summer 2018

10 Best Sunscreens for Summer 2018

10 Best Sunscreens to Beat the Summer Heat

Sunscreens are essential all year round, they protect the skin from the damaging UV rays from the sun. However, during the summer season when the sun is at its hottest, it is an absolute must have. If you’re not quite sure what kind of sunscreen you should choose, we’ve rounded up 10 great options for different skin types.

1. Tarte Tarteguard 30 Vegan Sunscreen

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Since this one is SPF 30 it is best paired with a moisturizer that also contains sunscreen to ensure maximum protection. This vegan, non-chemical sunscreen is perfect for those with sensitive skin. It is lightweight, non-sticky and is also infused with anti-oxidants.

2.Mad Hippie Facial -SPF 30

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Another great option for those of you with dry skin and most importantly, sensitive skin, since this one is chemical free. This broad spectrum spf30 sunscreen from mad hippie, contains carrot seed which helps with hydration, red raspberry seed, avocado and antioxidant vitamin C and E.

3. NARS Smooth & Protect Primer – SPF 50

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It’s very rare to find a primer with SPF 50 so we have to give Nars Kuddos for this one! This smoothing primer prepares skin for makeup by minimizing fine lines, wrinkles and pores, while protecting your skin from dangerous UV rays.

4.Banana Boat Dry Balance -SPF 50

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The great thing about this sunscreen is that so far its the only one that protects the face and body from the sun. This SPF 50+ sunscreen has a soft matte finish and is water resistant for up to 80 minutes; perfect for the beach. It also comes with a spray on nozzle for easy application, and it goes on clear.

5.La Roche-Pose -SPF 50

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One of the pricier options on the list, but totally worth it. This activewear lotion sunscreen contains spf 60 which is quite rare. It contains antioxidants and vitamin C, and can be used on your face and body.

6.Green Screen -SPF 30

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This Green Screen environmental protector from Farmacy contains echinacea and is activated by cichoric acid. It is great for all skin types and can even be applied under makeup or over moisturizer.

7. Neutrogena Hydro Boost-SPF 50

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This water gel lotion from Neutrogena is a non-greasy, oil-free formula that hydrates for up to 8 hours. It works on its own or under makeup and is perfect for daily use.

8. Pixi Skintreats Sun mist – SPF 50

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This broad spectrum SPF 30 sun mist by Petra goes on sheer and can be used on the face and body. It is infused with chamomille and bamboo extracts

10. Australian Gold– SPF 50

 

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10 Easy Hairstyles for Long Hair

10 Easy Hairstyles for Long Hair

Step out of your home looking like you got a pro to do your hair with these DIY hairstyles for long locks! While your options for having a different hairstyle every day are endless, it’s easy to end up with the same plain ponytail day in and day out. Girls help girls, so we’re here to the rescue with these cute and lovely yet easy hairstyles for long hair to do at home. Wear a different hairstyle every day to match your makeup and OOTD!

Easy DIY Hairstyles for Long Locks

1. Boho Braid

Boho Braid | Fun And Fab DIY Hairstyles For Long Hair
Photo by Lauren McBride

Don’t feel like washing your hair today? Take advantage of your messy hair by doing the boho braid hairstyle. Don’t worry, even if you’re not good at doing braids, you can easily manage this one. You can try this hairstyle on messy straight hair, but I suggest you curl your hair a bit to give it that boho vibe.

2. Twisted Bun

Twisted Bun | Fun And Fab DIY Hairstyles For Long Hair
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Are you looking for an updo which looks elegant and sophisticated but less the hard work and effort? This twisted bun DIY hairstyle is a must-try! All you need to do is tie a knot and secure both hair sections with bobby pins.

3. Curly Updo

Curly Updo | Fun And Fab DIY Hairstyles For Long Hair
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For an easy hairstyle to wear for a wedding, I prefer a curly one or an updo. Let’s put them together to create a curly updo which looks gorgeous on anyone! If it’s for your wedding, you can add some flowers like the one shown above. If you don’t like the neat look that much, you can keep the front part of your hair loosely curled. You’ll be thrilled to know this hairstyle is Beauty and the Beast Belle-inspired!

4. Tuck and Cover French Braid

Tuck and Cover French Braid | Fun And Fab DIY Hairstyles For Long Hair
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Running out of time to go to a stylist? This tuck and cover French braid will make you look poised and pulled together. This hairstyle is pretty versatile, which is one of the things I love about it. I can wear it with practically anything from tee and jeans to dresses! Can’t believe how easy it is to do this too!

5. Party Perfect Ponytail

Party Perfect Ponytail | Fun And Fab DIY Hairstyles For Long Hair
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I’m a ponytail lover. And in the summer, I almost always wear my hair in a ponytail on a daily basis. It’s easy to do, it keeps my hair out of my face, and it’s very comfortable to wear. So, when I’m going to parties, I try and find a ponytail hairstyle that makes me feel good as well. I like how messy and pretty this hairstyle looks. To add some sass, I like curling my hair.

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6. Messy Bun

Messy Bun | Fun And Fab DIY Hairstyles For Long Hair
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The messy bun and ponytail are fierce competitors in my book. Both are my go-to DIY hairstyles and I really adore them. Both are very easy to do. So how do I choose? I pick the ponytail if I’m spending more time outdoors and the messy bun hairstyle when I’m indoors so the strands don’t go to my face (I hate that!).

7. Braided Rose

Braided Rose | Fun And Fab DIY Hairstyles For Long Hair
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For women who love the half-up hairstyle, this is a good variation to try. The braided rose is simply adorable! When you walk down the street, people will think it’s done by a professional stylist, but really, it was all you, girl! It’s a perfect hairstyle for the summer and will really look great on your dainty dresses!

8. Twisted Crown Braid

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So maybe you like those Dutch crown braids but find them really hard to do? I’ve got something easier for you! Why not give this twisted crown braid a go? It’s not as detailed as a Dutch braid, but it looks just as pretty on both straight or wavy hair.

9. Ribbon Half Updo

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I’m bringing you back to those days where the bigger the hair, the more fabulous you are. Look at this half updo bouffant, isn’t it beautiful? To add daintiness into this look, wrap your hair around a thin ribbon. Yes, it doesn’t just look cute on kids − we can also rock this look, ladies!

10. Big Sexy Waves

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And to complete the list of DIY hairstyles for long hair is everyone’s favorite − the big sexy waves hairstyle! You know what? I know a lot of women who would go to the salon to get this look. Maybe they can’t be bothered with doing it at home or can’t find the right technique to do so. But hey, why spend money to pay someone else to do it when you can easily DIY, right? And trust me, ladies, after some practice, you can make big sexy wavy hair even with your eyes closed!

Watch the video below by Missy Sue for another stunning DIY hairstyle for long hair:

How do you like these easy DIY hairstyles? Do you think you’ll have the time to practice them? As you know, makeup and hair go hand-in-hand. To look great all the time, you have to practice both skills. You don’t have to be a hair expert to pull off a pretty hairstyle. That’s the thing with hair, you just need to guide your hair in the right direction and it will naturally fall into place. Enjoy practicing, ladies!

What’s your favorite from our list of DIY hairstyles? Please sound off in the comments section below!

8 Must-Have Urban Decay Naked Palettes

8 Must-Have Urban Decay Naked Palettes

Wondering which Urban Decay Naked Palette you should invest in? Take a look at this in-depth comparison of the different palettes of Urban Decay Naked line. When it comes to the Urban Decay Naked palettes, you only wish you can have everything. But if you know what you need exactly, you won’t go through the huge trouble and expense. This rundown of what each palette offers will help you make the right Urban Decay palette choice!

Which Urban Decay Naked Palette is for You?

Nothing Beats the Basics

I think it’s funny how Urban Decay came out with the Basics palettes. When the Naked Palette 1 came out, I thought that was pretty basic but then I think about the woman who doesn’t like spending tons of time putting on makeup. Who needs a concise palette for putting on something to give her a more polished look but doesn’t really want to think about it all day?

The Urban Decay Naked Basics Palettes are awesome choices and it comes in two! Both palettes come in a sturdy plastic case with mirror and house 6 neutral shades. They come in matte to a satin finish which is buttery to touch. They have very minimal fall out to none and are perfect for carrying in your purse.

Urban Decay Basics 1

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The Basics palette includes 6 universal neutral shades which cater to anyone. It features two highlighting shades (Venus and Foxy); two transition shades (WOS and Naked 2); and 2 contour colors (Faint and Crave). With these shades, you get enough combination for a fail-safe look you can take from day to night.

Urban Decay Basics 2

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The Basics 2 palette is a play on the same color family from the first Basic palette only a bit cooler. This palette would compliment different women, especially those who prefer a more feminine, dainty look. You can play off the colors with transition shades which hint at taupe and old rose (Cover and Frisk) and lighter contour shades (Primal and Undone). I have to say I love how the highlight shades come in warm (Frisk) and cool (Stark) tones.

Urban Decay Ultimate Basics Palette

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This all matte palette comes in a rose gold compact with a large mirror and duo ended brush. It’s not as travel-friendly as the last 2 basic palettes but it does give you a wider range of neutral colors to play around. If you’ve ever owned an Urban Decay Naked Palette, you know the quality you’re getting. It contains 12 shades of beautiful matte colors from warm to cool. This is for someone who likes to put makeup on and does not mind having different colors in her palette. You can create different looks with different combinations from this palette alone. Definitely, a must-have if you don’t own an all-matte palette in your vanity.

Urban Decay Naked Palette 1

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A basic palette would be everything the Urban Decay Naked Palette 1 is. It has an all-neutral 12-color ranging in different finishes from mattes, satin, to shimmery colors. This palette alone would give you a good mix of browns and bronze to champagnes and gunmetal. They could create an everyday subtle look to something a bit edgier for the night. If you want something practical and functional for the office or work, you’re good with the Naked Palette 1.

Urban Decay Naked Palette 2

Urban Decay Naked Palette 2 | Urban Decay Naked Palette Must Haves
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Urban Decay Naked Palette 2 | Urban Decay Naked Palette Must Haves
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The Naked Palette 2 is basically an expansion kit of Naked Palette 1. It offers more range in terms of tone and depth having more taupe-y colors in addition to a matte highlight shade (Foxy) and a matte black shade (Blackout). Aside from giving the usual day looks, this palette will take your makeup game to sultry and smokey, especially with the colors Suspect, Pistol, and Verve. They are all a very good mix for a gradient smokey eye look. Get this if you want more taupe colors in your collection and if you’re up for some smokey, sultry look.

Urban Decay Naked Palette 3

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Urban Decay Naked Palette 3 | Urban Decay Naked Palette Must Haves
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I may be biased because I love everything rose gold, but I have to say that the Naked Palette 3 is an upgrade to the line. The packaging is rose gold with an embossed gold logo on the front – very classy and the color range pays homage to the romantic look with rose and pink tones across all the colors. Even the darkest shades (Darkside and Blackheart) are in the deep rose-y mauve colors. I personally love this palette. You can create a dreamy, feminine neutral look with this palette for the day and a more sultry, romantic look for the night. It’s absolutely perfect for weddings!

Urban Decay Smoky Palette

Urban Decay Smoky Palette | Urban Decay Naked Palette Must Haves
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Urban Decay Naked Palette Smoky Palette Swatches | Urban Decay Naked Palette Must Haves
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The wild child of the family but nonetheless brilliant and beautiful, this palette is definitely for the more adventurous. Still, 12 neutral colors with different textures offering light matte transition shades (Password and Combust) perfect for diffusing and creating the smoky edges of a smoky-eye look. Various grays and a plum color in shimmer and micro glitter textures for different smoky looks you can create flawlessly. There will be minute fall outs on this palette, but nothing major. I also love how the highlight shades come in a good range of champagnes with different textures. Get this palette if you want variety and edge to your color collection.

Urban Decay Heat Palette

Urban Decay Heat Palette | Urban Decay Naked Palette Must Haves
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Urban Decay Heat Palette | Urban Decay Naked Palette Must Haves
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If you’re looking for the perfect look to match your summer outfit, then the new Naked Heat Palette will be your next best friend! Released last July, the palette has 12 fiery offerings with shades ranging from a creamy pearl (Ounce) to a deep metallic plum (Embre). You pick from the seven mattes and five shimmery shades that compliment all skin tones. Experiment with new eyeshadow colors with shades like Sauced (a matte coffee shade), He-Devil (a burnt red matte), and Dirty Talk (a shiny metallic shade with a copper base)! Avoid creasing on your eyeshadow by applying your favorite primer first.

Check out this look created by Kathleen Lights using the Urban Decay Naked Palette 1:

I hope this has helped you choose which one (or two) to get among the Urban Decay Naked Palettes. All the palettes are pretty versatile and you can create different looks with only one. If you feel you need to get more, I don’t blame you!

Urban Decay Naked palette | Urban Decay Naked Palette Must-Haves

Which one is your favorite Urban Decay Naked Palette? Let us know in the comments section below!

 

8 Best Eye Makeup Removers

8 Best Eye Makeup Removers

The best eye makeup removers as chosen by your favorite makeup gurus, and makeup lovers around the world. Check them out below!

1. Bobbi Brown Instant Long-Wear Makeup Remover

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Both appearing on Sephora and realsimple with one of the best reviews not only as eye makeup remover but as a total makeup remover! When you are wearing those hard to erase and rinse waterproof makeup this will be your lovely answer!

2. Smashbox It’s A Wrap

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Surely another one of those with very promising capabilities! This product as according to cosmopolitan certainly removes everything! Some products will leave that sting when applied but this one works best even if you have a sensitive skin!

3. Lancôme BI-FACIL – Double-Action Eye Makeup Remover

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On Sephora alone there are 10k human beings adoring this product! As this makeup remover is concentrated to the eye this is safe to the eyes as it is ophthalmologist tested. And what users particularly raves about this product is how great it works on sensitive skin and melts makeup easily!

4. THE BODY SHOP Camomile Gentle Eye Makeup Remover

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If you are looking for a fragrant and color free eye makeup remover then this is what you are looking for! Works from sensitive to all types of skin as well as conditions the lashes and lids. Find out more on cosmopolitan.

5. DIOR Eye Makeup Remover

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This maybe one of those that you’ll need to splurge on but this eye makeup remover is surely one that you would want to use FOREVER! It maybe expensive but a small amount of the product will surely your eye makeup and one of the customer reviews on Sephora said that the entire bottle lasted for 10 months!

6. MAC Wipes

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Surely one that will make you think is it worth it? If you are looking for a quick fix this one heaven sent! Worth every penny! No soapy and stingy after feel when used! Check out the best description of this product at totalbeauty

7. Clinique Naturally Gentle Eye Makeup Remover

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Truly tried and tested. Clinique is best known as the go to cosmetic with sensitive skin! Both Sephora and totalbeauty has good reviews about this product. This product even works on waterproof makeup leaving a no sting and no oily residue on the skin.

8. Kiehl’s Supremely Gentle Eye Makeup Remover

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Another one of that fragrance free product that works best with sensitive skin! This will still leave your eye are well moisturized even if you have to wipe off a heavily done eye makeup!

 

7 Things to Know if You’re New to Butt Stuff

7 Things to Know if You’re New to Butt Stuff

Doing anything for the first time is intimidating. One of the best ways to make it seem less scary is to be prepared. It applies to doing a presentation in class, baking a complicated recipe, and it applies to trying butt stuff for the first time.

Butt stuff — whether we’re talking about anal fingering, fisting, anal sex, eating booty, using sex toys, or something else — is probably one of the most intimidating things out of all the sex stuff because it has a mysterious reputation, it involves back there, and it’s not talked about as much as other stuff. Here are Gurl, we’re down to talk about anything and everything so hopefully we can take some of the mystery out of booty stuff. That way you can feel more confident about it and know what to expect.

Have a look at seven things to know if you’re new to butt stuff:

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You Will Need A Lot Of Lube

This isn't a time to be cheap. If you're used to lube during other sexy stuff, get ready to use a lot more than you would for putting the P in the V. Lube up everything including the butt hole, fingers, condoms, sex toys, and anything else that is going near that butt. And don't be afraid to add more later. There's really no such thing as too much. Image source: Instagram/pr_lynn_cc

Communication Is Soooo Important

The butt hole is a sensitive area. If you thought that having vaginal sex for the first time was difficult, putting things up your butt can be more intense. That's why you need to ensure that you and bae are completely open with each other. You should feel confident in taking the lead of the situation and telling bae whether he/she is going too fast or being too hard. After all, it's your butt that is involved here. Image source: Instagram/aturnwin

Going Slow Is Key

Slow and steady wins the race. If you're in a rush, it's not the best time to try butt stuff. You need lots of time and patience. Even then you might not get a toy, finger, or penis all the way in. That's okay. Some people never do. Just go with what you feel comfortable with. And if bae is going too fast, make sure you speak up. Remember the last point. Image source: Instagram/hollycrandall

Good Hygiene Is Essential

Because you're dealing with a butt, it's paramount that you keep things clean. Having a shower or bath before you do anything never hurts. Secondly, you will want to make sure that the other person's hands are clean. And safe sex is essential. Another thing to remember is not to put anything that has been up a butt in another hole. Image source: Instagram/cocoongeneva

It Will Feel Very Different

It's hard to really describe what butt stuff is like until you've tried it. It's a bit different than everyone, but one thing is for sure, it will definitely feel different than anything else you've ever done. That includes vaginal sex. Some people like to describe it as intense, deep, or filling. Hello. Image source: Instagram/thedundeecake

You Might Feel That You Have To Go To The Bathroom

You might have heard the stories about people who have tried anal and have had to go to the bathroom in the middle of it. A lot of the stories are usually exaggerations, but there is some truth to it. It makes sense. If you're inserting anything back there, you're putting pressure on a sensitive part which can give you the impression of having to go to the bathroom. If you recently went, don't stress, you should be fine. Image source: Instagram/i.shomeinteriors_bylauren

It's Important To Try And Relax

I know, I know, it's a lot easier said than done, but try to remember it. When you're stressed and/or nervous, you will find the experience less enjoyable. What's more, you will find it more difficult to get comfortable and open up. Take a few deep breaths and know that if you don't like it or you find it too painful, you can ask bae to stop. To help you relax further, you can have a talk about what's going to go down with bae beforehand. Image source: Instagram/real_gaby_mt

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19 Best Mac Lipsticks of All Time

19 Best Mac Lipsticks of All Time

Mac Lipsticks hands down has some of the most iconic shades, colors, and finishes! With the wide spectrum of Mac Lipsticks in the market, it’s hard to pick which one is worth your money or at least the hype. We’re seriously taking the burden off you and listed the best-rated and top-selling Mac lipstick colors. We’ve picked from a wide range of lipstick shades from nude to the darkest available, including celebrity favorites. Take your pick from this list of the top Mac Lipsticks in the makeup market for the perfect one or two for you!

Must-Have Mac Lipsticks! From Nudes to the Darkest Shades

1. Ruby Woo

Ruby Woo  Mac Lipstick | 19 Best Mac Lipsticks Of All Time | 2018 Updated Review

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The Mac lipstick Ruby Woo is easily one of the most popular if not the most popular lipstick ever made. This red velvety shade is a must-have for every girl whether she’s out on a date or a company meeting. Apparently, Rita Ora and Taylor Swift are in love with this shade! This is a blue-based Mac red lipstick which makes your teeth appear whiter. But its one of the retro matte line, notorious for its super drying properties.

2. Velvet Teddy

Mac Lipstick - Velvet Teddy | 19 Best Mac Lipsticks Of All Time | 2018 Updated Review
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If Ruby Woo is Mac’s best-selling red shade, Velvet Teddy is their best-selling nude shade. Well, this is also my favorite! So if you’re obsessed with Kylie Jenner’s nude lips then this one for you.

Since Velvet Teddy is such a best-selling product it’s almost often OOS in Mac stores! You can get you’re very own Mac Velvet Teddy lipstick here at Amazon.

3. Heroine 

Mac Heroine Lipstick - Matte | 19 Best Mac Lipsticks Of All Time | 2018 Updated Review
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This once limited edition purple lippie became a permanent shade in 2014. This is also the go-to shade of Grammy award winner, Lorde. Wearing this purple hue will surely make heads turn.

4. Viva Glam IV

Mac Viva Glam Lipstick - IV | 19 Best Mac Lipsticks Of All Time | 2018 Updated Review
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Aside from the fact this lipstick is a must-have for its rich frost finish, it’s also sold for a noble cause–charity causes. Every buck sold from this lipstick line goes to men and women living with HIV and AIDS.

5. Sin

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From celebrities to street galls, they all love the matte finish in this deep burgundy shade. It helps that this shade is somewhat hard to find. There is a layer of glamor added to this color which lasts all day long. What’s even best is the price which is the around the same price of other quality lipsticks.

6. Diva

 Mac Diva | 19 Best Mac Lipsticks Of All Time | 2018 Updated Review
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This is the darker version of the Ruby Woo and it became instantly popular among makeup buffs. This is super pigmented and long-lasting. I love how it empowers its wearer.

7. Cyber 3G

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If you have a fancy for the gothic look, Mac has the Cyber 3G lipstick offering for you. It is a deep red and purple shade for the intense and fierce look you want. Celebrities love the satin finish and the gothic shade for a bold red carpet statement.

8. Mac Guo Pei– Brave Red –

Mac Guo Pei Lipstick - Brave Red | 19 Best Mac Lipsticks Of All Time | 2018 Updated Review

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If you’re looking for a long-lasting natural warm red hue which is creamy at the same time, this is your lipstick. You will love the creamy texture which makes for easy application. Of course, its cover design is a perfection in collaboration with famous fashion designer Guo Pei.

9. Russian Red

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Add suspense and drama to your humdrum everyday life by simply wearing the Mac Russian red matte lipstick. It’s intense color and long-lasting wear will give you the thrill all day long. We are not a huge fan of the smell, though. Still, you can look movie glamorous and dangerous in this lipstick shade but try to avoid the kissing part.

10. Viva Glam Ariana Grande – Deep Dark Plum

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Many makeup lovers went crazy when Mac decided to make a collaboration with Ariana Grande. This dark plum shade is to die for! Truly, the perfect party shade.

11. Whirl

Mac Whirl | 19 Best Mac Lipsticks Of All Time | 2018 Updated Review
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Mac Whirl is part of the newer shades but it has already gained popularity. Remember when Kylie Jenner made a buzz for her brown lipstick shade? Apparently, way before she launched her own lipstick line, she loves using Mac’s Whirl lipliner for her famous lips. Thus, Mac has decided to make a lipstick version of that lip liner and the Mac Whirl lipstick was born! It’s medium brown mauvey tone is perfect for all skin tones.

12. Candy Yum Yum

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If you’re the quirky Katy Perry type, you’ll love the Mac Candy Yum Yum. It’s a pink color, with a neon shade and a matte finish which gives any wearer a youthful vibe. It’s also one of the most popular pink lipstick in the market.

13. Party Line

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One of Cremesheen’s best seller, Party Line lipstick is a must-have. Its rich red color complements any skin tone and it’s perfect for any occasion.

14. Please Me 

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Though this is a “pink” shade, I want to use this as a nude hue. It’s perfect for the no-makeup look and for everyday use.

Miss Universe Pia Wurtzback is stunning with this pink nude lipstick!

15. Rebel 

Mac Lipstick - Rebel | 19 Best Mac Lipsticks Of All Time | 2018 Updated Review
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One of Mac’s bestsellers, this Satin mid-tonal cream plum shade lipstick will surely bring out your fierce look. While it’s a satin finish it manages to stay on your lips for hours. It leaves a beautiful stain on the lips when it starts to fade.

16. Bare Again

Mac Sheen Supreme Lipstick - Bare Again | 19 Best Mac Lipsticks Of All Time | 2018 Updated Review

This lippie has the combination of a pigmented lipstick and gloss. It’s shiny, long-wearing and moisturizing. It’s my all-in-one lippie favorite.

17. Mocha 

Mac Lipstick - Mocha | 19 Best Mac Lipsticks Of All Time | 2018 Updated Review

One of my personal favorite shades is Mocha. It’s light, fresh, and accentuates my skin tone. I recommend this shade for ladies who want to have the nude look without being washed out.

18. Persistence 

Mac Lipstick - Persistence | 19 Best Mac Lipsticks Of All Time | 2018 Updated Review

I remember reading a blog where this shade is tagged as an “unsung hero” from Mac’s collection. This is probably one of the safest shades the brand has. Its reddish-brown tone is perfect for any natural look. Women of color can wear this as their nude lippie.

19. In My Fashion 

Mac Lipstick - In My Fashion | 19 Best Mac Lipsticks Of All Time | 2018 Updated Review
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For the ultimate party goer, this shade is perfect for you. I love its rich chocolate plum color.

Watch this Mac lipstick swatches video from Hannah Louise for a Mac lipstick feast:

Picking the perfect lipstick is a serious business every stylish girl cannot overlook. A lipstick is an essential beauty item if not the most important. But we had serious fun picking Mac lipsticks for this list so we hope you had fun looking at it, too!

Did you love this list of Mac Lipsticks? Which of these Mac Lipsticks have you tried? Let us know about it in the comments section below or any of our social media accounts!

6 Cute Celeb Bun Hairstyles

6 Cute Celeb Bun Hairstyles

6 Cute Celeb Bun Hairstyles

Bun hairstyles are perfect for so many different occasions, hair lengths, and colors. This is one style that never really goes out of style, and as time goes on there has been numerous upgrades and variations to the classic bun. Read on for some great images of celebs rocking some cool bun hairstyles.

1. Jessica Alba

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Sleek bun hairstyles like this one worn by Jessica Alba is always a great option for cocktail parties or even a day at the office. You really can’t go wrong with this one!

2. Sarah Hyland

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The actress added a bit of glam to her messy high bun with this cool gold hairband.

3. Jennifer Lawrence

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The actress turned heads on the red carpet with this messy, side swept bun which she paired with bold lips and of course, diamonds.

4. Kerry Washington

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When you’re as beautiful as Sanaa Lathan it doesn’t really matter what you do with your hair, but she made the right choice by going with this classic bun.

5. Amber Valletta

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I call this one rock and roll chic, but you can call it whatever you like especially if you can pull of this style the way Amber Valletta does. The cornrows at the side adds a young, cool and edgy touch to the entire look.

6. Maria Menounos

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The tv host takes space buns to a whole new level, option for four low buns instead of two. Would you dare to try this?

 

Which one of these celebrity buns did you prefer from our list, and most importantly which one of these easy bun hairstyles are you planning to try? let us know in the comment section below. We love hearing from you.

23 Prom Makeup Ideas

23 Prom Makeup Ideas

23 Prom Makeup Ideas

Prom night is undoubtedly one of the best nights of your high school life and there’s no question that you should look perfect on that night. Don’t feel guilty about scouring the web for the best of the best prom looks possible. You have every right to glam up!

These prom makeup ideas should save you the trouble of worrying about your look too much. Here they are:

1. Shimmery Silver Eyes

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Shimmery silver eyes

YouTuber Nicole Guerriero’s makeup tutorial not only teaches you the art of perfecting shimmery silver eyes for your prom, she will also help you do it with drugstore makeup only. This only mean one thing–you’re going to look beautiful without stretching your wallet!

2. Silver Cat Eyes

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Silver cat eyes

This silver cat eyes will make you look purrr-fect on prom night. This makeup tutorial will teach how to do your eyes on fleek including those eyebrows, drawing the cat eye right and of course, lengthening and volumizing the lashes to guarantee that you will be one sexy kitten. Meow!

3. Sexy Bronze Eyes

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Bronze smokey eyes

Bronze eyeshadow almost always look great in every occasion because it’s a mix of both subtle and sexy, it just depends what way you want to take it. In this tutorial, its a bronze smokey eyes look that will turn you into a bronze bombshell on prom night.

4. Shimmer Eyes

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Shimmery Eyes

You can never go wrong with going for shimmery eyes on prom night, because frankly, you’ll fit right in with all the glitz and glamour that night. This shimmery eyes tutorial will look great with neutral color dresses.

5. Simple and Chic Look

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Simple and chic look for prom

Some girls prefer a more toned down look. This simple and chic prom makeup tutorial will help you achieve a natural look, which will actually look great in any colored dress. Just make sure to add more color in the lips to avoid a too muted look.

6. Beautiful Night Makeup

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Silver smokey eye

Are you someone who likes to go heavy on the eyes? This shimmery white and black smokey eyes tutorial should get you the eye drama you need. Don’t forget to pick a more neutral or nude shade for the lips.

7. Beautiful Smokey Eyes

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Go dramatic with heavy smokey eyes

This smokey eye tutorial mixes a bit of bronze, dark silver and black to create the beautiful look. It will look beautiful on light-colored dresses. Make sure to frame the eyebrows perfectly and fill it in too. As a rule of thumb with smokey eyes, keep the lips neutral.

8. Natural Prom Makeup

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How to Achieve a Natural Look for Prom | Makeup Ideas by Makeup Tutorials at http://www.makeuptutorials.com/makeup-tutorial-23-prom-makeup-ideas
Natural and soft makeup for prom

Lauren Curtis’ YouTube tutorial on how to do natural prom makeup is one of the most popular ones out there. She does it perfectly and we’re sure you can too. Here, she went for a soft look by using pink eyeshadow, flushed cheeks and pink lips.

9. Barbie Look

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Look pretty with this Barbie Look

If you’re blond and you want to pull off bright lips, then you’ve got to do the Barbie prom look we have here. For the eyes, bronze eyeshadow is used, but as you can see, you must get your lashes on point with this look.

10. Gold Glitter and Red Lips

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Go bold with gold and red

Go bold on prom night with this daring look. Maryam Maquillage shares a tutorial on how to do gold glittery eyes with red lips. Make heads turn with this prom look.

11. Gold and Black Makeup

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Subtle gold and black looks timeless

For girls who want to do a smokey eye but add a hint of gold because of their dress, this makeup tutorial should be the right one for you. It’s a very subtle look that will allow your dress to get all the attention it deserves.

12. Golden Smokey Eyes

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Be a goddess with metallic gold eyes

So we’ve given you glittery gold eyes and subtle gold eyes, now it’s time for a bolder approach-the gold smokey eyes. This look mixes gold, a bit of bronze and black to create that sun goddess look. Also, those light pink lip color complements the heavy eyes well.

13. Violet Eyes

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Violet eyeshadow looks great on blue eyes

For girls with blue eyes who want to make their blue eyes glisten on prom night, why not try this white and violet eyeshadow look? These colors look great on blue eyes but do be warned though, violet eyeshadow must only be used if it matches your dress too.

14. The Mature Look

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Be a lady for one night with this look

There’s no harm looking a bit older on prom night. After all, it’s one of the rarest nights in your life that you get to dress up and get all dolled up with your friends. To do this mature look, go heavy on the eyeliner and make sure to put on a bright red lipstick for extra appeal.

15. Pretty Prom Look

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Get this pretty prom look for less

This is another prom makeup tutorial from Lauren Curtis. But this time, she made this pretty look for all the girls on the budget. You can achieve this look with mainly drugstore makeup.

16. Glittery Silver and Pink Look

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Use roll-on shimmer on this one for more glitter effects

What a powerful combination this is, silver and pink together just looks awesome! But in this makeup tutorial, Mayra uses a different technique–using roll on shimmer instead of eyeshadow to get the shimmery icy look. Doesn’t it look so pretty? She only used drugstore makeup too!

17. Rock the Black Dress Look

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Bright red lipstick and black dress always goes hand-in-hand.

We know that black dresses are so popular in prom. It’s elegant and sophisticated. So if you’re wearing a black dress, make sure to match it with bright red lipstick, just like what Taylor Swift did here. Bright red lips plus a black dress is a deadly combination.

18. Simple for Silver Look

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Dark berry lips complement the silver dress

A lot of girls have the belief that if they wore a silver dress, they immediately have to match it up with silver eyes too. Well, that’s not really true. Maryam Maquillage’s tutorial on this Chrissy Teigen inspired look is great for silver dresses. Keep the whole face simple and push the boundaries with a dark red berry lipstick.

19. Aqua Green with Gold Glitter

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Try this unique eyeshadow look

We are gushing over this look, how can you not? Mixing aqua green with gold glitter is just pure genius and it gives you a very unique look for prom night–something that will make you stand out from the crowd.

20. Blue Eyeshadow

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Match light blue eyeshadow with blue dresses

A prom look inspiration list won’t be complete without the blue eyeshadow, which girls really love. This tutorial will teach you how to use this intimidating shade of eyeshadow and match it with your prom dress.

21. Almost Bare Look

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Almost bare makeup with berry colored lips

At first glance, it seems like Kylie Jenner isn’t wearing any makeup at all except for her beautiful berry lips. While the lips is the focal point of this almost bare look, do watch out for the cat eyes, which is just a subtle detail in pulling off this oh-so natural look.

22.Rose Petals

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The beautiful mix of colors on the eyes will make you stand out.

We’re not particularly sure why this is called rose petals, but we could care less because it looks so beautiful. The mixture of gold, bronze and violet is very unique for a prom look. So if you want to be different, try this look out.

23. Metallic Blue Eyes

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Make blue eyes pop with blue eyeshadow

Blue eyeshadow makes blue eyes pop. This metallic blue eyeshadow will look great in light to dark blue dresses, which is also a favorite in prom night. Complete the metallic look with rose lips to make the look a bit more subdued.

 

Makeup Shopping: When to Splurge + When to Save

Makeup Shopping: When to Splurge + When to Save

Thrifty makeup tips are necessary these days, because there are so many expensive options on the market. Different products range in quality drastically and some don’t make much of a difference compared to their drugstore counterparts. You need to know what to splurge on and what to skip. Check it out..

 

When to Splurge

 

1. Foundation

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Why splurge on foundation? First it is the basis of your look, then the foundation should have a better quality because it will exactly matches your skintone. Branded foundation is more favored than drugstore bought foundations because branded has a better finish and is tested to last all day – making it more economical as you wouldn’t have to reapply the foundation whole throughout the day. One of the best foundations to try out is Dior DiorSkin Nude Natural Glow Hydrating Makeup SPF 10 as it provides that hydrating finish and with the right amount of coverage it creates a naturally flawless, bare-skin effect.

2. Eyeshadow

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As we all know that brand names are far better than drugstore ones. It is preferred because branded eyeshadows are made with higher quality ingredients thus giving away better pigment when applied. Also what’s best with it is that you didn’t actually splurge as you don’t have to keep on buying or replacing your eyeshadows – with branded eyeshadows you’ll only need 2 years to change it. Personally I really like the Urban Decay Naked Palettes (ALL VERSIONS) because of its variety of colours and that lasting effect it creates after application.

3. Powder, Bronzer or Blush

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Just the same as with eyeshadows when these makeup must haves are tightly compact it is with best interest to spend more on department store products as according to Beau Nelson, a New York City–based celebrity makeup artist,“Department store powders are more finely milled, so the texture is smoother than typical mass brands,” Plus high-quality makeup products crumble and break less easily. For bronzer, I like to use Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Compact – Bronze not only is it a highly top rated bronzer but this Bobbi Brown product creates that deep, bronzy glow.

4. Tools

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If your main focus is to save money then choosing to use a Professional-grade makeup brushes proves to be the best option! Some may not agree to this but PRO-Grade brushes are made of fine materials therefore giving you that even-well distributed product making you not use more product over time. I personally use MAC Brush Collection – I also love that post cleaning the brushes still look the same as before.

When to Save

1. Mascara

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I find no need for a $20 to $40 mascara when you can get the same look with a $5 one. When looking for a great mascara whole throughout the WorldWideWeb Maybelline New York Great Lash automatically is on most sites that recommends your mascara must haves.

2. Lipstick

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With drugstore lipsticks you can buy 5 to 10 kinds for less than $20. Isn’t it fantastic that you have a whole lot of colors without spending more – if you think about the lipstick not lasting the entire day then check out this great technique to on How To Make Your Lipstick Last All Day and with regards to lipsticks that you can try, check out CoverGirl Lip Perfection Lipstick as it sticks to the lips well without the worries for transferring its color to the food or glass beverage that you’re using.

3. Eyeliner

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Just like mascaras where you need replacement every 3 months. Your eyeliner is the least makeup must have that you need to spend on. Drugstore and branded eyeliners just give the same result (whether pencil or liquid). With liquid check out which one has that gives even application. And just imagine Jordana Cosmetics INCOLOR Fabuliner Liquid Eyeliner is less than $6 but a lot of good reviews are on it.

So there you have it ladies! Little lesson will make a BIG DIFFERENCE!

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6 Reasons Skipping Meals is the Worst

6 Reasons Skipping Meals is the Worst

Have you ever been so busy that you don’t even want to stop and break to eat? Are you so focused that you don’t even want to take two minutes to eat a bowl or cereal or an apple? You might feel this way when you’re studying for exams or when you have eight deadlines looming over your head and a to-do list that’s a mile long.

You might think that you’re being very focused and disciplined, but you aren’t doing your body any favors. While you might think skipping eating is benefiting you, it’s likely going to cost you in the long run. Skipping meals is no bueno in any situation. It doesn’t matter whether you’re too busy, lazy, or don’t have anything good in the fridge. It’s important to eat. Yes, I’m including breakfast in that, too.

Here are six reasons why skipping meals is actually the worst.

1. You Will Have Difficulty Concentrating

If you’re someone who frequently *doesn’t have time for breakfast* then you’re probably familiar with this. How many days do you feel lightheaded and cannot focus on anything that your teacher is saying when it gets to around 11 o’clock? It’s not just because your teacher is droning on about integers. Food is brain power and when you don’t have enough — or any at all — your ability to concentrate goes way down. Eating regularly will prevent your brain from going foggy. Image source: Instagram/call_me_mrs_walker_x

2. You Will Get Hangry

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Hangry isn’t just a favorite phrase of the internet. It’s a legit thing. Seventeen reports that a person’s mood plummets along with their blood sugar and attention span when they skip meals. The body basically goes into survival mode which puts you on the edge. To prevent you from biting someone’s head off when you’re majorly angry, try to eat regularly. Image source: Instagram/seamasterhiro

3. It Can Mess Up Your Blood Pressure

You might think that blood pressure is something only your parents and grandparents have to worry about, but skipping meals can throw your blood pressure out of whack. When you don’t eat, it can put a strain on all sorts of body functions, including blood pressure. High blood pressure isn’t good because if it gets very high, it can weaken the blood vessels, and in extreme cases cause blood clots and even strokes. I’m not saying you’re going to have a stroke if you skip breakfast, but know that regularly skipping meals can impact blood pressure and having high blood pressure for a long period of time can have a negative impact. Image source: Instagram/mskathy0724

4. Your Risk Of Some Diseases Could Increase

I bet I have your attention now, right? According to Prevention, one study found that those who skipped breakfast regularly had a 20 percent increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The issue is that our bodies fast at night when we sleep. If we don’t *break the fast* in the morning, it strains out bodies and can throw our levels out of whack. Image source: Instagram/sandie_march.ceramique

5. It Makes You More Likely To Overeat

Some people who are dieting might consider skipping meals. First of all, it’s not a healthy way to eat. You should be focused on choosing wholesome foods that nourish your body and not be concerned about restrictions. Secondly, skipping meals makes you much more likely to overeat later — and you normally end up eating the wrong stuff. The thing is that when you get beyond hungry, it’s likely you will start scoffing down as much food as possible. And you’ll probably keep eating even after you’re already full. Image source: Instagram/confetti.potsandpans

6. It Makes You Tired

This is why you shouldn’t consider skipping meals, especially if you have things to do. Food is fuel and what happens when things don’t have fuel? They burn out. So, keep feeding your body to keep yourself energized. Instead of always reaching for coffee when you feel tired, try having something nourishing to eat. You’ll likely feel revived and you won’t have to deal with the caffeine crash later. Image source: Instagram/bri_theedgelord

Do you often skip meals? Let us know in the comments!

 

Headband Hairstyles for ANY Occasion

Headband Hairstyles for ANY Occasion

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The headband trend is one that never really goes out of style, probably because there are so many different types to choose from. Whether your hair is long, short, straight or curly chances are you can find a headband that works beautifully with your style, no matter the occasion these. Read on for more!

Turban

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This is one of my absolute faves, it is so chic and perfect for a casual day. Lots of cool colors and prints to choose from, and works especially great when you’re having a bad hair day.

Double strand

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This messy hairstyle is a great option for work or a cool nighttime function after. And what goes better with these loose braids and bun than this double strand headband. Love it!

Striped

headband hairstyles

When your lounging at home this is perfect for keeping hair out of your face while still keeping your hair cute.

Glitzy

Glitzy

This ultra glitzy headband is a statement piece for sure so I would save it for special events such as a swanky wedding, engagement party or ball. This beautiful middle part, pinned back hair with loose waves works beautifully with the headband as well.

Colorful

Headband hairstyles

The great thing about working out is that it keeps your body in tip top shape, the downside is that it can really messed up your hair. However these cute and colorful headbands from Urban Halo ensures that you look super cute at yoga or gym class and your hairstyle will also stay in tact.

Gypsy Headband

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These cute floral headbands are perfect with boho braids and loose messy hair. Oh and if you have a music festival coming up this is the perfect hair accessory to pair with your outfit.

Vintage

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Another headband that i’m absolutely obsessed with. This vintage design is so beautiful and can be dressed up or down depending on the hairstyle.

Can Cranberry Juice PREVENT a UTI?

Can Cranberry Juice PREVENT a UTI?

There are some things that are so outrageous you know that they’re definitely not true. Then there are some things that sound so crazy, that you think that they have to be real. Because really, how else could someone ever come up with an idea like that unless it was legit?

One thing that you’ve probably heard is that if you drink cranberry juice, it can prevent urinary tract infections. If you’re wondering whether it’s a big fat crazy myth or whether it’s crazy but it actually works, I’m here to debunk whether drinking cranberry juice will really prevent UTIs.

So, should I be swigging cranberry juice to prevent urinary tract infections?

If you’ve done your own research, you will see that there are some conflicting reports about it. If you look at legit sources and the most recent research, sorry to say, you might as stop drinking cranberry juice now if you’re just drinking it for UTI prevention. The reports suggest that it will not help treat infections nor will it help prevent them.

Guh. I knew it was too good to be true. Why?

Long story short, there’s basically not enough evidence to prove it. Cosmopolitan reported that a 2012 review of cranberry-UTI literature and a 2016 study from Yale found no statistically significant reason to believe cranberries prevent urinary tract infections. What’s more, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence reported that there is not enough evidence to support the statement that cranberry juice prevents, lowers, or treats UTIs.

What about cranberry supplements?

The Cleveland Clinic points out that the evidence for cranberry supplements can be conflicting for cranberry supplements. Without getting too science-y, there’s an active ingredient in cranberries that basically coats the inside of the bladder to stop bacteria from getting in the blood stream. The thing is that it doesn’t stop bacteria from growing.

What’s more, supplements are not regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), so it’s not known how much of the active ingredient each product contains. Therefore, many of the products may not have enough of the active ingredient to be effective in preventing bacteria from sticking to the bladder wall. To top it all off, there’s really not conclusive evidence of cranberry juice or supplements treating, stopping, or reducing UTIs.

So, should I give up drinking cranberry juice?

If you’re guzzling it in the hopes it will stop UTIs, know that it’s not going to harm you. Will it stop them? Meh. Cranberry juice is still beneficial because it does have antioxidants. Just note that if you’re drinking large quantities of juice, especially ones with added sugar, you have to think about that. In general, it’s normally best to practice moderation.

Are there other ways I can prevent UTIs?

There are a few different things you can do to prevent UTIs. The good news is that they’re all pretty simple and don’t involve adding large quantities of random foods to your diet. First of all, if you have to pee, make sure you go. If you’re sexually active, try to pee after hooking up. Make sure that you’re wearing the proper underwear (read: a pair of breathable panties that aren’t too tight), and that you’re wiping front to back. It might seem obvious, but you should also avoid douching kits as they can cause all sorts of problems down there.

If you find that you’re constantly getting UTIs, it can be worthwhile speaking to your doctor. He/she can assess your lifestyle and see if there are any things you’re doing that could be causing the issue.

Have you ever had a UTI? Let us know in the comments!

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8 Best Water-Based Moisturizers

8 Best Water-Based Moisturizers

Water based moisturizer is gentle on your skin and isn’t full of harmful ingredients that can cause early signs of aging. To restore moisture to dry skin, choose a water-based moisturizer that contains ingredients that help keep your skin hydrated. For very dry and cracked skin, petrolatum-based products are preferable. They have more staying power than creams do and are more effective at preventing water from evaporating from your skin.

The Best Water Based Moisturizers

1. Neutrogena Oil Free

  • Oil-free
  • Non-comodogenic
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Fragrance free

Full review at neutrogena.com

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2. Celeteque Water-Based Moisturizer

  • Water based
  • Oil-free
  • Non-comedogenic
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Fragrance-free
  • Dermatologist-tested

Full review at webbline.com

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3. Avene Cold Cream

  • Contains Avene Thermal Spring Water
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Non-comedogenic

Full review at ablissfulliving

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4. Philosophy Hope in a Jar Daily Moisturizer

  • Contains the ester of lactic acid
  • Contains Beta-Glucan
  • Contains antioxidants

Full review at philosophy.com

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5. AHAVA Matifying Moisturizer for Oily Skin

  • Formulated with natural Dead Sea ingredients
  • Oil Free
  • Non-Comedogenic
  • Hypoallergenic

Full review at amazon.com

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6. ZenMed Oil Free Moisturizer SPF 30

  • Oil-free
  • Perfectly balanced high SPF factor
  • Hypoallergenic

Full review at zenmed.com

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7. Alba Aloe & Green Tea Oil Free Moisturize

  • Oil-free
  • No artificial colours
  • Perfect for all skin types
  • Suited for vegans and vegetarians

Full review at vitacost.com

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8. Stelatopia Moisturizing Cream

  • Hypoallergenic
  • Fragrance-free
  • Paraben, Phthalate and Phenoxyethanol-free
  • Non-occlusive formula will not sting the eyes

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10 Bombshell Blonde Highlights on Brown Hair

10 Bombshell Blonde Highlights on Brown Hair

Blonde highlights are not a new trend nor a new hair color that everyone is swooning over. They’ve been in style for many years and are further enhanced with the modern coloring techniques. There are highlights, lowlights, balayage, and ombre… and there’s a mix of all those too! Here are blonde highlights hair inspirations for you.

Blonde Highlights on Brown Hair | Hair Inspiration Ideas

1. Bronde Hair | Blonde Highlights on Short Hair

Bronde Hair | Blonde Highlights on Short Hair | Bombshell Blonde Highlights On Brown Hair
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Let me say this right off the bat—nothing beats the perfect combo of bronde hair! Bronde = brown + blonde is a term used by hair experts to describe the seamless mixture of blonde highlights with brown hair or vice versa. It’s among the preferred hair colors for brown-haired ladies too. For a really natural look (like you’re born with the bronde hair), go for full and blended highlights. Or, you can opt to keep your roots darker and even the layers below. Your blonde highlights will look better with the dark contrast. This will look good whatever your hair length is. Plus, it will also make your hair look fuller and even give it more definition.

2. Brown to Blonde Ombre | Blonde Highlights with Brown Hair

Brown to Blonde Ombre | Blonde Highlights with Brown Hair | Bombshell Blonde Highlights On Brown Hair
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The ombre hair color still wows us with many different but beautiful colors. For brown hair, changing it to a blonde ombre looks seamless than changing it from brown to red. If you don’t want a big transition, you can try this ombre style. I suggest that you combine the blonde highlights with the blonde ombre. For a more flowy effect, the highlights should start with the brown roots and go down into the gradient color.

3. Balayage Bob | Blonde Highlights on Short Hair

Balayage Bob | Blonde Highlights on Short Hair | Bombshell Blonde Highlights On Brown Hair
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Do you sport a bob? If you do, are you not switching hairstyles anytime soon? If you agree to both, then this blonde balayage is the perfect color for your bob! Please do not believe people who tell you that highlights do not look great on short hair. Truth is, highlights look great on any hair as long as they’re done right! For ladies with a bob haircut and brown hair, tell your stylist to create blonde streak highlights on a brown base. This hair color will also add dimension to a short sleek bob and will definitely look great in both straight and curly hairstyles.

4. Platinum Blonde | Blonde Highlights on Light Brown Hair

Platinum Blonde | Blonde Highlights on Light Brown Hair | Bombshell Blonde Highlights On Brown Hair
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Platinum blonde is an intimidating color to wear especially if you have dark brown hair. At first glance, platinum blonde on dark hair feels like it’s too loud or too attention-seeking. But for hair experts, you have to use this contrast to your advantage. If you’re feeling courageous and want to try platinum blonde highlights, do a mix of ash and platinum highlights instead. The beautiful contrast will be there and the combination of colors will mesh better in each passing day.

5. Frontal Highlights | Blonde Highlights on Black Hair

Frontal Highlights | Blonde Highlights on Black Hair | Bombshell Blonde Highlights On Brown Hair
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We all know that highlights add to the dimension of any hair and they give “oomph” to any hair color. But do you know how frontal highlights can impact your overall look? I know frontal highlights aren’t for everyone because they’re a bit daring to pull off. But, if your stylist is familiar with your face and its features, he/she can create frontal highlights to accentuate your facial features! And, with blonde frontal highlights, your face will light up!

 

6. Chunky Highlights | Blonde Highlights on Dark Brown Hair

Chunky Highlights | Blonde Highlights on Dark Brown Hair | Bombshell Blonde Highlights On Brown Hair
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I don’t know about you, but when I get highlights, I like them really thin. I feel like thinner highlights work better when blending in with the other colors. But since we’re speaking of contrast, I’m also thinking of trying out chunky blonde highlights as well! This is a bold move, but if you’re looking for greater contrast, chunky highlights are the way to go. They’re also good for covering gray hair (if you already have tons of them).

7. Blonde and Red | Blonde Highlights on Brown Hair

Blonde and Red | Blonde Highlights on Brown Hair | Bombshell Blonde Highlights On Brown Hair
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I must say, I really love red hair color, and if I get to mix that with blonde highlights, then that would be a dream. Although I have not tried this hair color, I’ve read that red and blonde highlights are a common request to hair stylists. The reason is that when red highlights are mixed with dark brown hair, the result is rich burgundy. And again, the blonde highlights will add contrast. If you’re feeling bold, try this hair color!

8. Blonde and Rose Gold | Blonde Highlights on Light Brown Hair

Blonde and Rose Gold | Blonde Highlights on Light Brown Hair | Bombshell Blonde Highlights On Brown Hair
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If going the red route is too bold for you, then may I interest you in a blonde and rose gold combo instead? Well, it’s not literally the metallic kind of rose gold so no need to worry there. But this hair color will definitely add a pink touch to your blonde highlights and brown hair. Some would also call this hair color strawberry blonde and it’s trending right now too! Trust me ladies, the splash of pink on those dirty blonde highlights will definitely stand out! And who doesn’t love pink anyway?

9. Irish Cream | Blonde Highlights with Brown Hair

Irish Cream | Blonde Highlights with Brown Hair | Bombshell Blonde Highlights On Brown Hair
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How do you like Bailey’s Irish Cream? A whole lot? You can turn your brown hair into a caramel decadent! Everything is working well together and I can’t wait to try this one (maybe after my new hair color fades). Well, it’s not really for everyone, but if you have a boho side to you, you’ll enjoy this! It’s great for wavy hair too!

10. Blonde and Pastel | Blonde Highlights on Dark Hair

Blonde and Pastel | Blonde Highlights on Dark Hair | Bombshell Blonde Highlights On Brown Hair
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Your hair is an extension of your personality. So if you have a colorful and vivid personality, your hair should too! I’ve seen dark brown hair with rainbow ombre. While it’s trendy, I think pastel colors are better when mixed with blonde highlights in particular. It doesn’t have to be full-blown colors, just color accents here and there. For blonde highlights, pastel blue, purple, pink, and green will look beautiful!

Constant coloring can lead to dry and damaged hair. Make your own DIY hair mask to keep your hair well-conditioned and nourished. Here’s how from beautyklove:

Whether you have brown or dark hair, blonde highlights can give your hair life! Actually, when you look for blonde highlights hair ideas online, you’d see a lot that look very similar to one another. I guess, at the end of the day, it’s between you and your stylist—what suits your hairstyle, your skin tone, and your personality. That’s what’s going to make your hair special!

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Do you have a favorite color combination for your hair? Feel free to share it with us in the comments section below!

27 Nail Hacks Every Woman Should Know

27 Nail Hacks Every Woman Should Know

Today we’ll provide some insider tips on how your can achieve beautiful nails. You’ll definitely thank us after reading these useful nail hacks. Read on for more!

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1. Remove nail polish stain with whitening toothpaste.

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Nails look yellowish after removing nail polish and that tint just doesn’t look flattering. Good thing there’s a simple solution to that – whitening toothpaste! Check out a tutorial here on how to remedy yellow nails with whitening toothpaste.

2. Get rid of hangnails

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Say bye-bye to hangnails by keeping cuticles well moisturized. Click here for an easy overnight moisturizer you can make yourself.

3. Load up with vitamins that are good for your nails

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Biotin, Iron, Zinc and B12 help strengthen the nails and clear and heal inflammation of cuticles.

4. Moisturize with hot oil manicure

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Hot oil manicure is an excellent remedy for dry cuticles and brittle nails. No time to drop by the salon for hot oil manicure? No problem. Make one yourself! Instructions here.

5. Wear gloves

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Especially if you’re exposing your nails to water or harsh chemicals for a significant amount of time. Wearing gloves will protect your nails.

6. Fix a broken nail with a teabag and nail glue

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7. Take off your nail polish in less than 5 minutes using only 1 cotton ball

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The ultimate technique that will save you both time and cotton balls. Get full instructions here.

8. Prevent nail polish from chipping with a top coat

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To do this, just run the brush along the free edge of the nail. This will seal the raw edge of the nail polish and prevent it from chipping.

9. Clean up your manicure work with a brush dipped in polish remover

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You can use s small paint brush, an eyeliner brush or even the felt tip of an old liquid liner that has dried up. Just dip it in polish remover and run it along the edges of your nails to erase manicure mistakes.

10. Get the perfect manicured nails by following this diagram

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This is how professional nail technicians roll.

11. Apply multiple thin coats instead of a single thick coat

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A thick coat of nail polish will only dry at the top layer, leaving your manicure vulnerable to smudges. Apply 2-3 layers of thin nail polish. Make sure to let each coat dry first before layering.

12. Use petroleum jelly or Vaseline to protect your skin from errant nail polish strokes

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Just make sure you only apply it to your nails. Any ointment that gets on the nail will prevent the polish from sticking.

13. Use tin foil to remove gel manicure

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Removing gel manicures can be a pain. Luckily, this tutorial will let you remove those stubborn nail polish without all the soaking and scraping.

12. Tin foils are also great for removing stubborn glitter polish

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Remove stubborn glitter nail polish the same way you would remove gel nail manicure.

13. Soak nails in a solution of water and white vinegar before applying nail polish

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Vinegar will remove any trace of oils or moisturizers left over from your polish remover. This will help your nail polish to adhere better.

14. Use VapoRub to treat nail infections

An ingredient of VapoRub, thymol, works on bacterial and yeast infections of the nail plate.

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15. Use a white base coat to make neon colored manicures pop out

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16. Glitter eye shadows make awesome glitter polish

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And they look really matte which is awesome!

17. Don’t shake your nail polish, roll it

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Roll your nail polish to avoid bubbles.

18. Wait extra long for your nails to dry if the air is humid

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Humidity can do all sorts of nasty things to a manicure. Make sure you wait extra long for your manicure to dry out before doing anything.

19. Look for the B3F sign

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B3F stands for “Free from Formaldehyde, DBP & Toluene,” a standard which many new nail polishes have adopted. Formaldehyde is anti bacterial and acts as an anti dissolvant and improves adhesion. DBP or Dibutyl phthalate is used as a plasticizer which should keep surfaces smooth and unbreakable. Toluene is a substance that keeps your polish in liquid form. Each of these ingredients mentioned have certain dangers attached to them and it pays to be safe with your nail polish.

20. Don’t dry your nail polish with a fan

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Yes, the fan may dry your nail polish faster. It will also cause bubbling and ruin your polish.

21. Dry your nail polish faster with ice cold water

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Let them air dry for a couple minutes, then stick your hands in a bowl of ice water.

22. Dab glitter on your nails

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Dab glitter on nails instead of swiping it. This will distribute the glitters evenly on your nails.

23. Make your own dotter using pins

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Stick a pin nto a pencil eraser and voila, your own nail dotter!

24. Wear gloves before braving the cold weather

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Cold temperatures can seriously dry and deteriorate your nails, so make sure to wear gloves when you go out on a cold weather.

25. Massage your cuticles

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Massaging your cuticles will promote a healthier nail growth.

26. Apply cuticle oil

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Make applying cuticle oil a part of your manicure ritual to keep your cuticles from drying out and looking ragged. On a daily basis, massage it into your cuticles to soften your hands and prevent pesky hangnails.

27. Keep a nail file handy at all times

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It’s important to have a nail file handy to smooth any rough edge anytime and prevent further damage.

The 6 Best Affordable Eyeshadow Palettes of 2018

The 6 Best Affordable Eyeshadow Palettes of 2018

Are you kinda going crazy with all the beautiful eyeshadow palettes out there? Well, we’ve compiled a list of the best drugstore eyeshadow palettes you can get your hands on! When I’m planning my look, I find eye makeup to be the most challenging. But it’s a challenge I take seriously. And so, shopping for the best eyeshadow palettes is also something I take seriously. If you’re in the same boat as me and the other makeup lovers out there, fear no more. From natural to sultry, cream to pressed, matte and glitter, this list of palettes will make your heart skip a beat.

Best Affordable Eyeshadow Palettes

1. Morphe 35O Colour Nature Glow Eyeshadow Palette

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First off, this Morphe 35O Colour Nature Glow Eyeshadow Palette is a steal! For just around $22 USD, you’re getting 35 shades of awesomeness. The Morphe Palette 350 includes 21 matte and 16 shimmer/metallic shadows. It’s definitely a reliable palette for beginners as you can create several complete looks with this one. And if you’re a fan of warm tones, you just got to have this! And by the way, the pigmentation is unreal!

2. Nyx Ultimate Shadow Palette

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Oh my goodness! Seriously, for just $18 USD, you’re going to get one of the best drugstore eyeshadow palettes ever. This NYX Ultimate Shadow Palette collection is the bomb! The packaging is neat and perfect for traveling. Despite being compact, it includes 16 glorious shades! There’s a good mix of matte and shimmer shadows. Makeup lovers rave about its fabulous pigmentation, creamy formula, and excellent blending ability!

3. Nuance Salma Hayek Eyeshadow Palette

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Not many are acquainted with the Nuance Salma Hayek Eyeshadow Palette and it’s about time you learn about this magnificent product! Although it comes with only 6 shades, what you get are high-quality eyeshadows that are comparable to high-end palettes out there… might be even better than most too! Completely no fall out on, the shadows are highly pigmented and blend like a dream too!

4. e.l.f. Clay Eyeshadow Palette

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Truth be told, e.l.f. eyeshadow palettes have come a long long way and they truly worked on the quality of their eyeshadows as opposed to just offering 100 low-quality shadows in one palette (remember those?). These Clay Eyeshadow Palettes blend very well. The texture is smooth, and the pigmentation is lovely. You get 5 shades for each compact, which is actually enough for you to do a full look. e.l.f. is known for affordable and quality makeup products so it’s probably one of the best drugstore eyeshadow palettes out there.

5. Milani Everyday Eyes Eyeshadow Palette

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Milani surely hit the nail on the head with its Everyday Eyes Eyeshadow Palette! Everything about it is fantastic. The shadows are soft, quality is great, and one swatch can go a long way since it’s highly pigmented. The palettes also offer unique shades that are hard to find in other palettes. Plus, you can never go wrong with gold packaging and the brush is actually very nice too! If you’re on the hunt for good cheap eyeshadow palettes, then you have to check this out.

6. Essence All About Bronze Eyeshadow Palette

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To all the ladies who love bronze and shimmery eyeshadow makeup palettes, we have the winner right here. The Essence All About Bronze Eyeshadow Palette gives us heart emojis all over! It can also double as highlighters bronzers if you use them right. These shadows are highly pigmented and of high quality, so please, do yourself a favor and get them!

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As a beauty lover, there is nothing more satisfying than breaking into a new eyeshadow palette and playing with all the beautiful hues. Shopping for an eyeshadow palette can be challenging because there are so many good ones out there. Decide on a look you want to wear often. Are you going for a palette for an everyday natural look? Or, do you prefer a palette for nighttime and date night looks? Determine if you want a handy palette so you can pick the right size. It will take a bit of experimenting but beauty shouldn’t break the bank. I hope this list of eyeshadow palettes have been helpful in your search for the right one.

The 11 Best High-End Eyeshadow Palettes of 2018

The 11 Best High-End Eyeshadow Palettes of 2018

Are you kinda going crazy with all the beautiful eyeshadow palettes out there? Well, we’ve compiled a list of the best high-end eyeshadow palettes you can get your hands on! When I’m planning my look, I find eye makeup to be the most challenging. But it’s a challenge I take seriously. And so, shopping for the best eyeshadow palettes is also something I take seriously. If you’re in the same boat as me and the other makeup lovers out there, fear no more. From natural to sultry, cream to pressed, matte and glitter, this list of palettes will make your heart skip a beat.

Best High-End Eyeshadow Palettes

1. Coloured Raine Queen of Hearts Eyeshadow Palette

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Although quite new in the makeup market, the Coloured Raine Queen of Hearts Eyeshadow Palette is making the rounds. This is an awesome palette that includes 6 matte and 6 shimmer shadows. The transitional matte shades are really great and you’ll be able to do a complete look with this palette already. But seriously, I’m drooling over the gold packaging. It’s not only glamorous, the package is sturdy too!

2. Urban Decay Naked Eyeshadow Palette

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The first ever Urban Decay Naked Palette was released years ago and yet, it’s still the better palette over the Naked 2 and 3 by a mile. Not to mention, Urban Decay started the nude eyeshadow palette trend. If you’re going for the natural look or a smokey eye, this palette will come in handy. This is also one of the best eyeshadow palettes for brown eyes!

3. Tarte Tarteist Pro Eyeshadow Palette

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The Tarte Tarteist Pro Eyeshadow Palette is probably the best eyeshadow palette from Tarte. With this brand, you can always expect the best quality shades and colors. This palette is more for the matte shadow lovers out there as it includes 16 matte and 4 shimmer shadows. Enjoy the easy to match colors and do a full look with this one!

4. Marc Jacobs Style Eye-Con No.20 Eyeshadow Palette

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We love the Marc Jacobs Remarcable foundation, and we also love this Style Eye-Con No.20 Eyeshadow Palette to bits! Despite the $100 USD price tag, you’ll enjoy the superb quality of the eyeshadows. Offering 20 gorgeous shades, the arrangement of colors is one of the best ever and it’s easy to create a complete look with this one. And yes, we love the packaging too!

5. Tarte Tartelette In Bloom Eyeshadow Palette

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I told you! Tarte really makes great eyeshadow palettes! Another one making this list is the Tarte Tartelette In Bloom Eyeshadow Palette and believe me, THIS is the palette you must own. This is probably the best eyeshadow palette for beginners as it’s all about neutrals! I can go on and on about why this palette is the best out there, but I’ll give you the top reasons why instead. First, the shadows are highly pigmented and creamy. Next, the shadows blend like a dream, really! Third, we love the big mirror and the cute packaging. And last, the palette smells like vanilla, need I say more? But seriously, this is an everything-in-one palette and the quality is undeniable. Buy this!

6. Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette

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Too Faced also has good eyeshadow palettes, but one of the most notable is this Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette. It comes with 16 shades; a good mix of mattes and shimmers. This is more of a neutral palette and we love the colors! As an added bonus, you’re going to love the chocolate scent too!

7. Anastasia Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette

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Move over UD Naked palette, because this eyeshadow palette is taking the throne. The Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette is a force to be reckoned with. This palette offers a variety of colors from warm, cool to neutral shades. There are unique shades like the awesome reds and browns and there are also the staple shades that we love. The pink felt packaging is adorable. All-in-all, a fantastic palette!

8. Make Up For Ever Artist Palette Volume 1 Eyeshadow Palette

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Many makeup lovers overlook the Make Up For Ever eyeshadow palettes and it could be because they’re too darn expensive. But hey, if you’re willing to splurge then the Artist Palette Volume 1 must be on your list. They’re truly one of the best eyeshadows on the market today. The shadows are buttery and the pigments are intense. But, this palette comes with more shimmer shades, so it might be hard to pull off a complete look with this one. Still, the quality is awesome!

9. Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette

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Okay, this might be an eye contour palette but it would be a shame if you don’t use it as eyeshadow. The Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette is a miracle worker. Everything is matte and everything you’d want in a matte eye palette is here. We give the creamy formula and high pigmentation two thumbs up. And oh my, the blending ability is off the charts!

10. Violet Voss Holy Grail Eyeshadow Palette

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Can you see how beautiful the range of colors is in this Violet Voss Holy Grail Eyeshadow Palette. It’s actually the HG palette for some makeup lovers out there. You just got to love the warm tones here. There are rich and deep browns, raspberry, orange, champagne, and a mix of mattes and shimmers. It’s easy to create a full look with this and it’s a dreamy palette for women you like warmer shades.

11. Stila In The Light Eyeshadow Palette

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The Stila In The Light Eyeshadow Palette is a thing of beauty and it’s perfect for women who like pretty things. This one is quite pricey but it’s worth the splurge. Although it only offers 4 matte and 6 shimmer shadows, it’s actually a palette that can take you from daytime to nighttime looks easily. Plus it’s one of the best eyeshadow palettes for blue eyes. You’d be surprised!

Pulling off the perfect eye makeup requires help from awesome eyeshadow brushes. Check out these makeup brushes tips for Carli Bybel:

As a beauty lover, there is nothing more satisfying than breaking into a new eyeshadow palette and playing with all the beautiful hues. Shopping for an eyeshadow palette can be challenging because there are so many good ones out there. Decide on a look you want to wear often. Are you going for a palette for an everyday natural look? Or, do you prefer a palette for nighttime and date night looks? Determine if you want a handy palette so you can pick the right size. It will take a bit of experimenting but beauty shouldn’t break the bank. I hope this list of eyeshadow palettes have been helpful in your search for the right one.

Which of these eyeshadow palettes do you want to try out? Sound off in the comments section below!

 

How to Conceal Dark Circles like a Pro

How to Conceal Dark Circles like a Pro

Well, you will be happy to find the simplest way to conceal these nuisances. For a fastest, simplest and most effective way to conceal those eye bags, here are three simple steps that you must definitely follow:

Step 1. Prep.

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If you wish to flawlessly and naturally conceal your dark circles, you should prep your skin by hydrating and nourishing the skin surrounding the eyes. Use a hydrating and moisturizing face mask to achieve this. The first thing you have to do is to thoroughly clean your face the put on the face mask and leave it for about 10 minutes. If you fail to provide the eye area the moisture and nourishment it needs, you will end up with a cakey and creasy eye area upon application of the concealer.

This is done so that you can be able to seal in excess moisture that the mask has. After spraying, you can distribute the liquid in your face with the use of your hands or a tissue. You just have to ensure that your hands are completely clean.

To fully provide the eye area its much needed moisture, you can use an eye cream to seal it all in. Apply only a small amount then spread it by using your ring finger to dab it around the eyes. Lightly tap it so as to prevent rubbing the skin which would cause wrinkles in the long run. Through dabbing and tapping, you can improve the circulation of blood in your eyes.

Step 2. Conceal.

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Since your face is already well moisturized, the best form of concealer would be a dry one. To achieve the proper color, you would need two different concealer shades. First shade you need is the warmer color with red undertone. Second, you would also need a skin tone with yellow undertones. Use a brush to dab alternately between the different concealer shades. Apply the concealer only on the darkest area. Avoid stroking the brush, just dab. Avoid applying on the lash line.

After that, use a highlighter to add more texture to the eye area. The rationale behind using different textures is to fully imitate the texture of the natural skin. This will help you build depth, making it look more natural. Put highlighter in the side of your hand and use it as a palette. Apply highlighter into your dark circles with the use of a brush. Using this, you are free to apply into the entire eye area, even the lash line.

Step 3. Set

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After all the concealing, you can now finish everything with the use of a thermal spray. This step allows the effects of make up to last for the whole day.

Now that you have a smooth and skin surface, you can now apply the rest of the make up and kiss those dark circles goodbye!

 

5 Makeup Steals from BH Cosmetics for Under $20

5 Makeup Steals from BH Cosmetics for Under $20

BH Cosmetics has been around for many years, and despite the insurgence of so many other beauty brands they’ve managed to stay relevant! The key to their continued success is consistency, quality and of course price, and as a lover of their products myself it’s only fair to share some of their most cost-effective products with you. Read on for these great steals!

1. BH Liquid Lipstick

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With almost 800 reviews on the site, it’s clear that these $5 matte lippies are totally worth the price; plus they have a range of beautiful colors for all skin tones. Keep in mind that this is one sale right now, but even the regular price of $8.99 is still a steal compared to many others on the market.

2. Studio Pro Beauty Sponge

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These little beauty sponges can cost up to 20 bucks on some websites, but you can get this one for only $3 from BH Cosmetics. It is latex free, hypo -allergenic, odor -free and can be used for wet or dry application.

3. Pop Art – 10 Piece Brush Set

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For only $10 this colorful brush set is available on the website,and in case you’re wondering yes it does come with this cool striped case!

4. Eyelights – Waterproof Eye Toppers

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Glitter eye shadows are all the rage right now, and these sparkly toppers are easily blendable and are not as messy as loose glitter. Plus they only cost 5 bucks so you can pick up as many colors as you need. Oh, these are listed among their ‘Bestsellers’!

5. Galaxy Chic – Baked Eyeshadow Palette

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Another bestselling item, this 18 color baked eye shadow palette is so highly pigmented it will last you a really long time. These are non-irritating and can be used with a wet or dry brush. It only cost $14!

You can check out the BH Cosmetics website for lots more great steals. Oh and tell us in the comment section below which one was your must have on the list.

 

The Craziest Eyebrow Trends of 2018

The Craziest Eyebrow Trends of 2018

7 Crazy Eyebrow Trends

Eyebrow trends and getting crazier and crazier, and just when you think “Okay it cant possibly get any crazier than this”….IT DOES! We’ve rounded up some the most dramatic eyebrow trends of 2018, check them out below!

1.Garden Brows

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Have you ever wished that you could make your eyebrows look a garden? Well join the club, because a viral trend just in time for spring. You can check out Taytay_xx Instagram page if you want to replicate her look featured above.

2.Fishtail brows

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I’ve personally never found fishtail appealing enough to want it on my face;least of all my brows, but this is not about me. This is another of those eyebrow trends that took us all by surprise, but never the less people were trying it out left and right,would you dare to wear this?

3. Jewelled Brows

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I must admit this one is quite beautiful; I mean who doesn’t like a little bejewelled action right? I can see why this would look fantastic on the runway, like maybe for a Victoria’s Secrets fashion show or something, but in real life its a no for me!

4. Halo Brows

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If you can’t have a halo on your head why not put one on your eyebrows right? At least this person sure felt that way-isn’t it heavenly?

5. High Heel Brows

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As a shoe lover I get the obsession, trust me. However, I prefer my shoes on my feet, not on my eyebrows!

6.Wavy Brows

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This viral Instagram trend caught us all off guard;I mean who would want wavy brows. However, Before you could say “What the eyebrows” all the popular makeup gurus were doing it on there YouTube channels. You can check out one of the way brow tutorials here

7.Triple/double brows

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Personally one eyebrow on each side of my face is good enough for me, but apparently it wasn’t enough for whoever came up with this crazy trend. Why would you even want 3 extra eyebrows? It’s hard enough trying to keep up with two!

That’s all folks, we’ve rounded up 7 of the craziest eyebrow trends for 2018-so far! Don’t worry i’m sure there’s more to come so stay tuned for part two. Tell us which one of these trends you’ve tried, or you plan to try in the comment section below!

 

The Perfect Eyebrow Shapes to Fit EVERY Face

The Perfect Eyebrow Shapes to Fit EVERY Face

With just the right amount of eyebrow liner and an eyebrow shape that perfectly fits the face, a woman can definitely take the world by storm. In fact, even if you are too lazy to be ultimately gorgeous, a few minutes on your eyebrows can make you look your best effortlessly. With all these and more, there’s no need to wonder why there’s this big fuzz about perfecting those wonderful brows. After all, what’s a girl to do without the perfect beauty brows?

1. Square-Shaped Face

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A square-shaped face could either be a curse or a blessing. The real challenge here is to make your face look gentle, and there is no other way to perfecting this than keeping the subtlety in your face by soft-curved eyebrows that extend from the middle to the end of the brow. The slight curve to the outer edge can help you achieve the subtlety you need.

2. Round-Shaped Face

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A gentle arch can best complement the roundness of your face. Nonetheless, you should never settle for thin eyebrows since this can make your face look even rounder. Therefore, when it comes to round-faced ladies like you, you must learn the art of plucking less because in your case, thicker eyebrows mean a less-rounded face.

3. The Heart-Shaped Face

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A lot of women who were born with a heart-shaped face would agree that one of their biggest challenges is trying not to look too angular. If you are one of them, then circular eyebrows that are slightly arched would do the magic trick for you. This would create the balance your face needs, making it look less angular.

4. Oval-Shaped Face

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If you are blessed with an oval face, congratulations because most eyebrow shapes can work well with your face. Nonetheless, you have to make sure that you don’t overdo the arch on your eyebrows since it can make your face look too lengthy.

There you go—the perfect brows for your face shape. Just remember, no matter what shape and color, you are always beautiful! With just the right amount of faith, confidence and a magic eyebrow pen, you can absolutely work your way to becoming your best beautiful.

The Best Cream Blush for ALL Skin Types

The Best Cream Blush for ALL Skin Types

Did you know that most blush on the market can work with virtually any skin type? Why?

Certain neutral blushes have pigments that pop with almost any complexion. The brighter and bolder in our experience the better (in moderation)! We find that using a small amount of these creamy and bright blushes will help neutralize skin tone and brighten up your look during the fall months. A healthy peachy glow always makes you look super healthy!

Cream Blushes For All Skin Types

So which blushes are great for all skin types? Well, that’s what we’re here for. Check out these must-have blushes that you’ll discover you’re missing out on.

1. Illamasqua Cream Blusher

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2. Make Up For Ever HD Blush

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3. MAC Cremeblend Blush

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4. Clinique Blushwear Cream Stick

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5. Revlon’s PhotoReady Cream Blushes

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6. Master Glaze Glistening Blush Stick

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7. NARS – Cream Blush

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If You Snack on Nuts, This May be the Reason You’re Gaining Weight

If You Snack on Nuts, This May be the Reason You’re Gaining Weight

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Snacking on nuts or trail mix seems like a healthy choice. But if weight loss is your goal, these comparison photos posted by Leanne Ward, a sports dietitian known as the_fitness_dietitian on Instagram, show why a healthy snack like trail mix could actually cause you to gain weight.

Leanne wrote, “So many of my clients can’t understand why they can’t meet their weight loss goals but this picture demonstrates that even healthy foods can be over eaten.” If you eat nuts straight out of the container or grab handfuls of trail mix without measuring, a “snack” could quickly equal the amount of calories in a small meal! Instead of grabbing a big handful of nuts, dried fruit, or trail mix, try a calorie saving swap such as mixing a smaller portion with some air-popped popcorn. It’ll feel like a larger portion but for fewer calories!

Related: If You’re Not Losing Weight, These Comparison Photos Could Explain Why

Here’s Leanne’s tip: “If you’re trying to lose weight, I recommend weighing or measuring your portions for a day or two to see how much you may ‘overestimate’ without even realising.” She said foods like nuts, nut butter, seeds, avocado, and dried fruit are healthy foods, but are also quite energy dense (i.e., high in (good) calories). If losing weight is your goal, don’t eat them mindlessly! Know what an appropriate portion size is of these energy-dense foods and stick to it!

“You can still enjoy all your favorite things as part of a healthy lifestyle but understanding quantities & portion sizes can help you achieve your goal,” she reminded her readers. Keep measuring cups, spoons, and a food scale on hand just to be sure!

 

10 Things You Can Do Every Day to Live Longer

10 Things You Can Do Every Day to Live Longer

lifeDid you know that there are small, nearly mindless things you can do every single day to live longer? If you’re looking for a healthier, extended life (meaning more time doing the things you love), then age gracefully with these simple tips. Something as small as walking a little more or drinking more water (even sleeping!) can help improve your health and your body’s ability to fight off disease.

Related: 9 Simple Tricks to Increase Your Happiness 

1. Eat Right

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Broccoli, turmeric, hibiscus tea, mushrooms, strawberries — you’d be surprised at all thefoods that can help keep you healthy and add years to your life. It’s also been shown that aplant-based diet can lower both your cholesterol and your risk for obesity, meaning your chances of having a longer life are much higher.

2. Get Out of Your Seat

Get Out Your Seat

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Did you know that 10 percent of all deaths are from being sedentary? Sitting can be as lethal as smoking. If you’ve got a desk job or tend to sit a lot, make sure you hone in on how much you’re moving, standing, and walking. Add steps to your day — every day — and get a fitness tracker if you need reminders to move.

3. Socialize

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Harvard proved that the secret to not just a longer life, but a happier one as well, was deep and meaningful relationships. Nurture your relationships with friends and family, and spend some time in conversation daily.

4. Skip the Cigs

Skip Cigs

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This includes e-cigarettes! The bottom line is, cigarettes are gross, nothing about them is good for you, and when you smoke, you’re deliberately and intentionally shaving years off your life — and possibly the lives of those around you with secondhand smoke!

5. Don’t Drink (a Lot)

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Everything in moderation, right? While we’re not telling you to abstain from alcohol altogether, it’s important to note that it is a toxin, and it taxes your body when you have more than a couple drinks at a time. Plus, it can contribute to unhealthy weight gain, which can shorten your lifespan. That said, one glass of wine each day can lower cholesterol, lower chances of stroke, and can keep your bones strong.

6. Moderate Your Portions

Moderate Your Portions

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Speaking of moderation, be sure to follow that golden rule for all aspects of life. If you’vestruggled with portion control in the past, dedicate some time to learn about healthy portion sizes. Also bear in mind that moderation doesn’t just apply to portions, but how much sugaryou’re having in a day, how much wine you’re drinking, and even how much you’re exercising. There can always be too much of a good thing!

7. Hydrate

Hydrate

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Obviously you’ll die if you don’t drink water. But even if you’re simply not drinking enough water each day, the effects can still be severe; latent effects of dehydration include brain swelling, seizures, and kidney failure. Avoid the scary side-effects by guzzling H2O all day long.

8. Exercise

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It’s no secret that exercise can improve your cardiovascular health and help you live a longer life. Need some ideas? Try running — it’s also been proven that runners live longer.

9. Strength Train

Strength Train

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Aside from daily exercise and some cardio work, science also shows that weight training can help you live longer. You don’t have to be a CrossFit champion to add years to your lifespan: start with small weights and build your way up to be strong, unstoppable, and healthy enough to live a very long life.

10. Sleep

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Another way you’re potentially sabotaging your plan to live to 100? Not sleeping enough. Lack of sleep can shorten your life and increase your risk of death. Just get some zzz’s, people! It’s so easy to add to your daily routine, and it’ll help you stick around on this planet a little longer.