Practical Ways To Deal With Adult Acne

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They say they are meant to be the best days of your life - but for many of us, our teenage years consist of stress, worry, and a lot of emotional and physical challenges. For a lot of us, we are glad to see the back of them, so what do you do when problems from your teenage years follow you into adult life? One example of this is acne. Acne is typically associated with teenagers, and very occasionally, people in their early twenties. Of course, everyone gets an odd pimple every now and again, or maybe a small cluster of blackheads. But acne is a far more debilitating condition that can be painful, and that can seriously knock a person's confidence. Part of the reason why acne is commonly associated with teenagers is that it is often caused by significant hormonal changes within the body. Usually, these hormones level out after a number of years and the acne clears up - but when it doesn't, it can be quite distressing to the individual suffering. Adult acne is never an easy ride, but here are a few things you can do to make your condition more bearable to live with.

Ditch the drugstore products

Whether you want to admit to it or not, acne is a skin condition - so much more than the odd spot or bi-monthly breakout. Drugstore products are simply not designed to cope with the strength and density of acne symptoms. They are instead typically designed to be mild for someone with average skin so that they can target the biggest market possible. Stop spending hundreds every year on multiple drugstore products that don't work, and instead consider prescription medication. Of course, you need to learn how to use Retin-A Tretinoin and other similar products safely and efficiently, as they can be quite strong. But they are designed to tackle even severe acne, so you can hope to get a better result from them.

Don't wear makeup every day

Your acne might affect your confidence so much that you feel as though you have to do something every day to mask the appearance of it - even just for yourself. But wearing heavy makeup all the time can quickly worsen your condition and can sometimes even make the scars appear more pronounced. Learn to accept your acne as a part of you on those days where you don't need to see anyone or leave the house. If you can, leave unusually heavy makeup for special occasions only, to let your skin breathe.

Stick to a healthy diet

While acne is mostly caused by hormonal imbalances, certain lifestyle aspects can also have an impact on its severity. Eating a diet mainly made up of processed foods and soda will only clog up your skin even further - remember your skin is an organ, and it needs vitamins and minerals to keep it healthy. Try and drink at least eight glasses of water a day and eat a diet rich in fresh fruits, vegetables, and oily fish. It won't clear up your acne completely, but it will certainly help improve the overall appearance of your skin.


7 Ways To Get Ready For Summer

Spring can be full of uncertainties. One minute it is warm and sunny outside and the next it is cloudy, rainy and freezing cold. We are either full of colds and sniffling or coughing our way through our days, and let’s not forget all of the comfort food we tend to consume when the weather isn’t too great outside. But as we are fast approaching the Summer, we can start to see some of the changes in our days. The mornings are getting lighter and the evenings less dark. It got me thinking about some of the other ways we could get ourselves ready for the Summer season.

Who else longs for the heat on their skin and a chance to wear just the one layer of clothing? I am sure I am not alone. But truth be told there should be a fair bit of preparation needed to get ourselves ready for the summer months ahead, both physically and mentally. With that in mind, here are some of the things we could do to get our minds and bodies ready for the warmer weather.

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Maybe we need to think about defuzzing

There are some major positives to Winter because we spend most of our time wrapped up in all of the layers, it means we don’t have to spend too much time on hair removal when it comes to our legs and bodies. But now that Spring is almost over Summer is around the corner, there are more and more opportunities to strip off those layers and start enjoying the finer weather. This means we are going to have to pay some real attention to defuzzing our bodies.

Hair removal can be a bit of a chore, and I understand that. There are also many different options to consider. Shaving can be the easiest and most cost efficient way of removing hair, but it would require you to do it more often. Then there is waxing which can offer a more long term solution, and you can either choose to go to a salon or do it from the comfort of your own home. This is when it may be worth taking a look to find out the best wax for hair removal to ensure you get the best results.


Exfoliation time

It’s not just hair removal we need to think about when it comes to our bodies, it will also need a bit of TLC when it comes to the condition. Wrapping up in layers means your skin may have started to dry out a little. Making it feel rough to touch and out of condition. But you can get that glowing skin look once more by adding a simple exfoliation to your routine. Using an exfoliator every time you shower or bathe is a great way to help your skin regenerate new skin cells.


Give your feet some love

It’s approaching the season where you may be wanting to wear sandals or flip-flops without the constant rain, but it’s fair to say your feet will have been cooped up in socks and closed toes shoes for the last few months. That might mean your heels are cracking, your skin is dry and your nails are needing a polish and some love. So spend some time giving yourself an at home pedicure and moisturize those feet every night before bed. You won’t believe the difference it will make, and it will have you ready for those summer shoes in no time at all.


Time for a detox

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You may have spent most of January on a health kick, but it’s always worth developing habits that you can stick to throughout the year. So it may be the perfect time for you to increase your water intake for the summer ahead. Water is nature's natural detox, and it naturally flushes out your body of all the bad toxins that can build up. There are also some other benefits of drinking more water throughout the day. Things like improved skin tone and condition, improved mood and better quality of sleep at night. It can be a real miracle worker and certainly a habit that will help you throughout the year. After all, with hotter weather approaching you may need to ensure you stay hydrated.


Keep that healthy eating diet going

Who says it is just January that you need to be healthy for? Why not try and take some of the diet changes through to the summer? This could be a great way to maintain your weight and feel better in your own skin. Our energy levels and how we look can have much to do with what we eat and what our diets are like. So if you have managed to refrain from alcohol throughout dry January and rainy April, then don’t go crazy at the beginning of July. Why not try and only drink an alcoholic drink at a social event instead of at home? If you have cut out the take out food or junk then why does it need to stop now? Save those items for a treat rather than adding them back into your everyday diet. Small changes can have a huge impact on how you look and feel.

Give yourself that summer glow

Not all of us are fortunate enough to jet off on holiday before summer arrives, but that doesn't mean you can’t get that sun-kissed glow. Applying a bit of self-tan or gradual tanner can give you that healthy glow without the need for hours of sunbathing. It can also really boost your mood as you can tend to look more healthy and ready for the day ahead.

Ditch the black

Now would be the ideal time to add some color back into your wardrobe. While black is an awesome fashionable color, sometimes you can just feel brighter and happier if you add a bit more color to your fashion choices. Even if it’s as simple as wearing a bright colored lipstick. Small changes can make a huge difference and certainly put us in the mood for warmer days.


I hope these tips help you get yourself ready for the summer months ahead.


Simple Low-Cost Beauty Additions To Prepare You For Summer

The days are getting longer, the parties going stronger, and the people are smiling. Summer is here. This is the best season of the year. This is the best season for us fashionista’s, who now, finally, have brilliant weather to positively look radiant. If you have holidays, parties or gatherings planned, you have huge social events to look forward to. You might even meet that special someone.

You’re prepared for it. In fact, you’ve probably spent a lot on a new wardrobe and have positively cleared your budget out. It always seems like that when you begin a shopping spree, it’s hard to stop. You need to put outfits together well after all.

If you’ve done this, and you’re finding that your funds aren’t stretching as far as they like, especially when it comes to your beauty maintenance methods, there are ways around this.

Here is the best advice for anyone looking to improve their beauty standard without putting a huge dent in their budget.


Great Skin

Great skin needn’t be expensive. Spending a lot on skincare is a great way to ensure you have glowing, zit-free skin, but it’s not vital. Instead, consider washing your pillow covers more often when you sleep or place a fresh towel over the pillow each night to stop the grease from accumulating during sweaty, hot nights in the summer heat. If you’d like to help clear your pores, consider steam therapy.

Grab a bowl that can hold boiling hot water (preferably not glass) and hold a towel over your head. Allow the steam to rise and soak into your skin. Then, continue your daily skincare washing. Instead of using expensive moisturizer, baby oil can function almost the same way. It will also help repair your skin after a long time exposed to the sun.


Great Smile

To have a great smile, you should obviously brush your teeth. You can also use teeth whitening strips that help you achieve that pearly smile. A great smile is one of the more attractive features a person can have. It’s an inviting and positive expression to convey to people, and it quickly catches on. If you’re planning on finding that special someone this summer, ensure your smile from across the bar is as lethal as you planned it to be. When it works, you also need to ensure you’ve prepared:


Great Breath

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No one enjoys halitosis. Even worse than normal halitosis is halitosis in the summer. People are trying to enjoy themselves, and you don’t want to ruin that by breathing your garlic sausage lunch on them. Use breath mints, or simply brush your tongue at the beginning of the day to remove most of the bacteria from it. That’s right, brushing your tongue (gently and not too far back) removes a huge percentage of the negative mouth bacteria contributing to your bad breath. Flirt with someone closely and have no fear you’re giving off the wrong impression.


Finally, the last great tip, as made obvious by the sun, is that tanning needn’t be an expensive affair. Literally lay down in the garden with adequate skin protection and you’ll look as golden and glowing as ever.

All that will remain is your beautiful, fashionable summer to experience. Have fun!


Hot Beauty Trends For Summer 2017

As the weather’s getting hot, the sweaters are going away, and the legs are coming out, it’s high time we start considering what will be hot this summer. The catwalks at London, Milan, Paris, and New York were rich with great ideas and inspiration for fun and flirty summer looks for this year, and the excitement is rising. It’s a year of brilliant mismatching, crazy glitter, and out-there lipsticks. But it’s also a year for appreciating the beauty in nature. Natural hair and flawless, glowing skin are essential this year. Everything else is just exciting and on trend adornment. Here are just a few beauty trends which are going to be all sorts of hot this year, and how you can get the look.


Natural hair


We spend too much time trying to flatten, smooth, curl, and dye our hair. How did society somehow convince us our hair was all wrong, and the only way we could be seen in public is by making it look as far from natural as possible? Well, this year, sisters are taking it back. This year, we don’t have to dye it, we don’t have to flatten it, and we don’t have to braid it if we don’t want to.

The key to natural hair is keeping it healthy. Regular doses of coconut oil, or whatever your favorite intensive moisturizer is, will keep it glossy and bouncy, without weighing it down with chemicals. The essential thing is a good cut. If your cut is sympathetic to your hair type, you will barely need to style it once you’re out of the shower. Allowing it to air dry, especially in the summer, can be a great way to keep cool, and if you get a killer ‘do at the end of it, without having to spend an hour drying, straightening, and styling, you’re onto a winner. So, be sure to go to a stylist who is used to working with your hair type, and have a long, in-depth discussion about what you actually want to achieve, before they even get the scissors out. A stylist who knows exactly how to get the most out of your hair, with the least effort, is someone you need to keep close to you - they’re gold.


Glitter all over

Did glitter ever really go out of fashion? Who knows, but whatever its previous status, it’s certainly back this year with a vengeance. The catwalks over Fashion Week showed beautiful women’s faces caked in glitter in a statement that was difficult to miss. From chunky glitter lips, to heavy under-eye glitter liner, to everything in between, this summer’s evening look is guaranteed to be pure glitz and glam. While the heavy looks don’t necessarily seem wearable, it’s not a look which is particularly hard to achieve.

The glitter lipstick look is probably more wearable than the heavy eye-makeup. For a subtle but cute look, check out the Star Wave Glitter Tints by Cailyn Cosmetics at Sweet Sparkle Makeup. If you want something a bit more out there, be sure to keep the rest of your look neutral - you don’t want to look like a clown heading to a kid’s party, after all. Be sure to pick yourself up some fine, makeup grade glitter, and choose your favorite lipstick to match.

Start by cleaning and buffing your lips to remove any residue or dry skin, and then simply put your lipstick on. Blot the lipstick, and add a bit more on top for optimal color coverage and stickiness. Next, get a cotton ball, twirl it in your makeup glitter, and go ahead and dab it onto your lips. Keep on doing this until your lips are just as glittery as you like. Press your lips together to push all the glitter in place, and pop your finger in your mouth and pull it out to avoid the awkward glitter-tooth look which some of us are guaranteed to rock this year, and you’re good to go. Keeping the pot of glitter in your purse will allow you to top off whenever you need to, but as long as you drink through a straw and there’s no meal on the cards, the glitter should stay in place, and dazzle everyone who sees it.


Glowing skin

Every year we desperately try to make our skin glow in winter, and mattify it in the summer. It’s like we always want it to be the opposite of what it naturally wants to do. Well, this summer, embrace the glowing, dewy look - it’s going to be all the rage. Achieving the look will be different degrees of difficulty, depending on your skin type and how receptive it is to moisture. Here is a foolproof way to get the glowing look, and keep any oiliness in check this summer.

First things first, you’re going to want to stay hydrated. When your skin wants to simultaneously dry out, and become a grease fest, as many of ours want to do in the summer, it’s important to try to keep it healthy from the inside out. So lots and lots of water is essential. Secondly, your diet and exercise are going to have a bit impact. The healthier and happier you are, the more your skin will glow naturally. So get on the exercise bike, walk to work, eat well, and sleep plenty, and you’ll already start to see your skin glowing. And then it’s all about your routine. Washing morning and night with a perfume-free, gentle cleanser, followed by a gentle toner and moisturizer will create a good basis for your skin. Your moisturizer entirely depends on you and your needs - you might be a shea butter or coconut oil kinda girl, or you might just be happy with a light lotion, it’s entirely up to you. Keeping it natural and perfume-free isn’t just essential for sensitive skin, but it can also really help to avoid your skin drying out.

Once you’ve got your skin fully prepped with all of the goodies it needs to stay healthy, soft, and supple, it’s time for the makeup. In summer, a heavy, full coverage foundation can be overkill. In the hot weather, it tends to become cakey, and you’ll lose a lot of the natural glow that you’ve worked hard to achieve with your diet, exercise, and skin care regime. Sticking to a low-coverage tinted moisturizer in the summer months is the perfect way to let your skin’s natural radiance shine through, while still removing any discoloration and evening up your skin tone. Then it’s a case of contouring, if you’re a fan, popping some blush on the apples of your cheeks and bronzing the high points of your face, and then it’s onto the highlight. Highlighting is a great way to add a natural glow to your face, particularly if you’re not naturally that glowy. Go for as much or as little as you need, but remember to buff it into your skin well to avoid that stripe along your cheekbone. A translucent powder in your purse is all you need to ensure the oily shine that we sometimes get in summer stays away all day. Et voila, the perfect, summery, dewy skin.


Out-there lippy

Just like with glitter lips, this summer is the perfect time to try out all the crazy lippy shades you’ve been too nervous to try until now. Are you a fan of the chocolate browns? It might not, initially, strike you as a summer shade, but with a neutral or khaki eye and a beautifully dewy face, it can be a great statement look. This summer, though, it’s all about the oranges. Orange is a shade which, perhaps surprisingly, will work with any skin tone, as long as you choose the right variation. It works beautifully with understated eyes and fresh skin for a flirty daytime look. But it can even be worn right into the evening with a slightly heavier, smudgy eye look. It’s a fantastically versatile color, and it’s fun and lively too.

If you’re slightly nervous about your first foray into the orange lipstick, consider starting with a coral shade. The coral colors are a great compromise between orange and pink, and massively wearable on a day to day basis, for people of any skin tone. Once you’re used to seeing yourself in such a bright color, give the orange a go - you might surprise yourself. Just be sure to prep your lips properly beforehand. Always keep them moisturized with a lip balm containing an SPF, as even lips can get sunburnt when it’s hot. Before you put your lippy on, give them a quick scrub with a soft, clean, dry toothbrush to take off any dry skin, and your lippy will go on smoother and stay on longer.


This year’s beauty looks are extremely exciting. From celebrating natural hair and natural skin, to making fun statements with your makeup using color and glitter, it’s certainly a year for experimenting. Which is the key to all of this - this year, the beauty theme for summer is fun and experimentation, so be sure to make the most of it.


Give Your Face A Glow (Without Make-up)

Want your face to look more radiant? It’s possible to give yourself a glow without having to reach for the cosmetics. Here are just a few ways that you can brighten up your appearance.


Exfoliate your skin

Dry skin will give you a more dulled and tired look. Take the time every day to moisturize your face to keep it looking smooth and glossy. Not only will it make you look fresher, but it will also prevent aging to your skin, fighting off those wrinkles. Washing your face regularly with a good cleanser can also prevent spots and blackheads from appearing. For those that are more susceptible to zits, try using natural products such as tea tree and witch hazel to clear out those pores.


Eat the right foods

Various foods can be very healthy for your skin. Many Mediterranean foods such as olive oil, tomatoes and fish are great for fighting sun damage and providing enriching anti-oxidants into your skin, keeping those cheeks rosy. Cutting out the carbs can also lower levels of cortisol – a stress hormone that can make skin more tired and spotty. Such carb heavy foods include white bread, pasta and refined sugar. Drinking lots of water will also keep your skin hydrated and smooth.


Get your beauty sleep

No-one wants black circles around their eyes. Too little sleep will not just give you bags though – it can increase sensitivity to skin allergies, speed up aging and take away collagen from the skin – the chemical that is essential for giving it that glow. If you want to keep your skin healthy, make sure that you’re getting enough sleep each night and power nap when this isn’t an option.


Bring a shine to your smile

Pearly white teeth will immediately give your face a glow. There are many ways to whiten those. Brushing more regularly and more vigorously is the obvious answer. Finding the best toothpaste for whitening may help to speed up the process. You should also try to limit foods that may be staining your teeth such as coffee, tea and red wine, as well as limiting your sugar intake (particularly fizzy drinks). Smoking is also bad for your smile – the tar will increase the rate of yellowing. Brush more often, chew gum and use whitening products to counter the effects of these tooth staining culprits.


Give your hair a sheen


Shiny hair can also help frame your face better and bring out the glow in your cheeks. There are various products and serums that you can use to add shine to your hair. If you’re using these, make sure that you’re not washing those locks too regularly. Over-washing gets rid of natural oils which stop your scalp from drying out, causing dull and brittle hair. How you dry your hair can also affect its natural sheen. Don’t always reach for the hairdryer as this could be damaging your hair. Try using a microfiber towel or t-shirt and dab gently. By far the healthiest way to dry your hair is to let it air dry naturally – something you may not be able to do on weekday mornings before work, but could be worth trying out over the weekend when you don’t have anywhere to be.


Be Your Most Beautiful Self Each Morning


Do you ever wake in the morning only to find that nothing looks right in the mirror? Your hair is dull and lifeless, you’ve got dark circles under your eyes, and your skin is starting to breakout? Me too, but unlike a lot of girls, I don’t panic because I know that no matter what the problem, I can always turn things around and start looking like my most beautiful self again.

If that sounds good to you, here are some simple things you can do:


Treat Your Skin with Extra Care

No matter what else goes wrong, if your skin is looking smooth, flawless and radiant, you will look great. That’s why you should take extra time to ensure your skin is taken care of.

If your skin often looks bad when you wake up, it could be that you’re using the wrong products for your skin type. To determine whether that’s the case, work out what your skin type is and switch up your products to match, Then, make sure to cleanse, tone and moisturize daily. This will help prevent you from having bad skin days.


Stay Hydrated

If you wake up with dry, dull skin or bags under the eyes, it could be that you are not getting enough water during the day. By drinking lots of water, you can make your skin appear plumper, curb your appetite to control your weight better and ensure that your eyes are clear, bright and beautiful.


Workout Your Undertone

If you want your hair, makeup and even your clothes to look good and make your skin truly sparkle, then you need to work out what undertone your skin is. If your veins appear to be green, and your hair is naturally red, black, brown or strawberry blonde, chances are your undertone is warm, and colors like gold, orange, red and leafy green will suit you best.

If, however, your veins are blue, your eyes are gray, green or blue and your hair is blonde, black or brown with gold tones, your skin has cool undertones, and dressing in silver, violet, emerald and other jewel tones will bring out your natural beauty best.


Deal with Major Flaws

Look, I think that we should all embrace those little flaws we have, whether they be scars, excess weight or a nose that we hate. After all, it’s the little flaws that make us stand out and give us personality. However, I know that some of you will never feel your most beautiful while these flaws are present, so if you need to, don’t be afraid to invest in camouflage makeup to cover scars OR (IF THIS HAPPENS TO BE YOU), you can find a great plastic surgeon to help you in achieving whatever goals you may have. 


Protect Your Hair at Night


If you want to wake up every morning knowing that your hair will look perfect, sleeping in curlers, rollers, braids or even a hair net will help. Sure, you might look like your grandma when you slip under the covers, but you’ll wake up with that l hair LAID girl!


How do you stay beautiful?


Beauty Mishaps you Might Have Made.... and How to Fix Them!

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In the quest to improve our beauty with select methods, sometimes we might go a little more over-the-top than subtle. It’s easy to do. Not only is the beauty industry awash with new products that promise to give you lips like X or eyebrows like Y, but sometimes our busy schedules prevent us from applying them in the correct ways, or learning how to do them correctly at all.

If this sounds like you, it’s wise to take a few moments to assess your beauty routine and identify common mistakes that we all make during some point of our lives. After you’ve identified what the issues are, this post will help you find the best remedies, so you can look fabulous more hours of the day and worry for fewer hours of the day.


Too Much Makeup

In the bid to look fantastic, it’s tempting to place too much emphasis on certain types of makeup. Too much foundation is a common example. You don’t need to look orange or fully beige to best help your skin look flawless, instead applying a light coating and a little more of a blended concentrated amount on ‘problem’ areas is all you need. Subtlety is usually more in makeup and will prevent the surprise of people who know you when they catch you on a no-makeup day.


Mistaken Tattoos

During that summer fling, it might have been tempting to get your lover’s name tattooed on your shoulder, but you might not have seen him (or her) in 18 months and deeply regret getting it done. You needn’t have such a comical story to regret tattoo’s you had done during your youth. It’s uncommon for someone to be fully in love with their tattoo’s for the whole course of their life. If you’re looking to solve the error finally then getting it removed might be the best option.

When choosing a service, be sure to look for the laser tattoo removal before and after pictures to assess if you’re happy with what the result will be. You’re likely to have a subtle red mark there while it heals in the future, so keep that in mind. This could be much more preferable for you depending on your situation though. Don’t be worried about those responsible for removing your tattoo laughing at it, they’ve surely seen it all.


Burning Hair With Straightening Irons

This is a very common mistake to make, especially if our morning routine is hurried and you have other things to do when using your straighteners. When curling, it might be difficult to judge how long to keep it on, because all hair has different tensile strengths and durability. If you happen to burn your hair, immediately turn off the straighteners and hydrate the hair with a conditioner or using a hair oil to help remedy. You can even use olive oil or coconut oil if need be.

This will immediately help you smooth out the damage and mitigate the effects of the burn. If the issue is still pronounced, unfortunately, you should consider a haircut that rectifies the problem. It can happen to the best of us, and the hair will grow back, so don’t be disheartened.


Overall, looking great is feeling great. With these tips, you should be well on your way to achieving your best look, and prevent those costly beauty errors you’ve made from returning in future.


How to "BEE" Beautiful

Taking our beauty regime to a more natural level is something that most women would love to do. We understand that what we put on our bodies is as important as what we put in our bodies. When you read the ingredients list on beauty products, there are usually many that we have never even heard of! We do this with foods too, then wonder why we are feeling sluggish and looking a bit dry.

One of the best things you can do in and outside your body is only use ingredients that you know. So when you get to something, you don’t understand or have to google, bin it.

There are lots of ingredients that we use in our cooking that are also fantastic for our skin. Coconut oil is one of them. Honey is the other. So we are going to take a look at some of the best bee based beauty products and see why they are so great for your skin.

In the UK there is a very humble looking lady called Deborah Mitchell. Deborah is the owner of Heaven cosmetics and is the woman you can thank for ABEETOXIN. Heard of it? Neither had I! ABEETOXIN is essentially bee venom. Essentially Deborah realized she could use this venom after her sister, a beekeeper, had told her what the sting of a bee does to a human. After learning about cosmetic surgery and realizing that there were many nonsurgical procedures that could be replaced with ABEETOXIN, she started her own business which used bee venom within its natural products. The results? Think of it as nature’s own botox. Your skin becomes tighter, and you can feel it lift. It is said that no bees are harmed in the extraction of the venom and Deborah calls it ‘milking." Bee venom has gone on to be used in lots of other products, and while it is pretty expensive, you can find some good value versions of the original Heaven mask on the market.

Burt’s Bees have been using wax in their natural beauty products for years. There is no milking involved in their processes. They just get good old organic beeswax and create stuff. The man behind Burt’s Bees was an unlikely looking businessman; he was a simple Beekeeper with a small humble farm who came up with an idea after selling his honey, it was a very good idea which grew into a worldwide business. Burt’s Bees offer wax based products from a simple lip salve and hand cream to a complicated but magnificent makeup range; you can also buy hair care products too.  The Beeswax is full of products which contain vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids and antioxidants which will keep your epidermis nourished and plump!

Bee’s are the secret to looking and feeling beautiful, so whichever way you choose to go, try and add a little more black and yellow into your life.


Nail IT! 3 Things Your Nails Can Say About You

Nails are not only an indispensable fashion accessory for every good fashionista, but they are also an indicator of your health. You need to take good care of your nails, not only to look beautiful, but also because when you have health issues, your nails are likely to be the first to show. So good nails mean a healthy you! But do you know everything about your fashionable fingertips? Here are the top 3 things that you need to know about them.


Nails And Calcium Deficiency

You have probably heard that white spots on your nails are a sign of calcium or vitamin C deficiency. This is a myth! The white spots on your nails are caused by minor traumas as your nails were growing, such as putting too much pressure on them or accidentally banging your fingertips against the table. In short, white spots are completely harmless, and you can ignore them safely. There are indications of calcium deficiency that show on your nails. For example, if you have brittle nails that have a tendency to break easily, to split or even to peel off horizontally, this is a sign that the structure of your nail is faulty and lacks calcium.  

Additionally, weaker nails that have a growth slower than normal - bear with it, we’ll review the nail growth in a bit - and dry nails that tend to flake or break quickly are both signs of a calcium deficiency. For this, there is no way around it: You need to get more dairy products into your diet, and to use natural calcium supplements as part of your everyday meals. For example, you can research AlgaeCal reviews to find out more about your options. However, if the issue persists even with a change of diet, you should consult a doctor to monitor your vitamin and mineral intakes.


What Is A Normal and Healthy Nail Growth?

Growing strong and healthy nails is the concern of every fashion-aware woman. There are plenty of tips to follow to keep your nail healthy, such as not biting them for a start and protecting them from chemicals when you are using cleaning products. Additionally, it is important to know more about the healthy nail growth so that you can spot issues before it is too late. In average, your nails grow by 1.6mm in a month. However, men’s nails tend to grow a little faster. Additionally, the nails on your dominant hands grow faster than on your other hand. In short, you will need to take all these elements into consideration before you can say whether your nails are grower slower than they should.


Nails Are A Window To Your Entire Health

For a certified dermatologist, your nails are an essential tool to diagnose your entire health. While you are certainly aware that nail biting is generally a sign of stress, you probably have not heard of the following elements: A discoloration in your nail bed can be an indication of lung disease, capillaries in the cuticles can indicate an autoimmune disease, and yellow nails can even be a sign of pleural effusions. In short, a dermatologist can diagnose your troubles just by looking at your fingertips. So if you spot anything out of the ordinary, don’t try to paint over it, go and check with a specialist to determine if this isn’t an indication of something more serious.


Be The Envy At This Year's Christmas Parties With These Unbeatable Beauty Ideas

Everyone wants to sparkle and shine at their office Christmas party. It’s probably the main party you will need to go to during the festive season! But it won’t be the only one, of course! As you will no doubt have a packed social calendar of festive treats lined up, I’m sure you will want to be the belle of the ball at each engagement! Not sure how to get your sparkle on for Christmas? Here are some top ideas that can help you get ready for every party.


Get Treatments Before The Season Starts

Do you get a few different beauty treatments on a monthly basis? Maybe you always get your eyebrows waxed? Like to visit a nail salon for a manicure every month? Or do you indulge in laser hair removal treatments? Whichever treatments you like to get, make sure you get yours done before the festive season starts. Beauty salons across the country will be extremely busy in the run up to Christmas. So it is important to get in early! Otherwise, you may struggle to get an appointment at your local salon.


Go For A Simple ‘Do

Once December is here, there will be parties and engagements on most nights of the week. Things won’t just be confined to the weekend anymore, and that means you won’t have much time between leaving the office and going to the party. So you need a party hairstyle that is very quick to do and there is nothing quicker than an up hairdo! Another benefit of pinning up your hair is that it is suitable for the office as well. Get it right before you go to work, and you may not need to change your hair for the party! And that will save you a lot of time when you are getting ready!


Moisturizer Is Your Best Friend

One of the best things about all the Christmas festivities is the endless flow of fancy cocktails! There is nothing better than sipping on a sophisticated Cosmopolitan or Mojito. However, your skin won’t agree! In fact, all that alcohol will dry your skin out. There is one easy way to get over this problem and that is by increasing your moisturizer application! This handy lotion is your best friend over the festive season. Make sure you apply it at least twice a day and keep it in your purse in case you ever need to reapply throughout the day.


Prevent Bloating

All that partying can make bloating a big problem and all the yummy Christmas treats and candies won’t be helping either! But there are some things you can do to keep all that bloating at bay. Firstly, keep some aloe vera capsules in your bag. Take one of these after a meal. The aloe vera can help to keep your digestion in check, which helps prevent bloating. Peppermint capsules will also have the same effect. Try to limit refined sugar in your diet as well. This can make things worse.


Hopefully, all these fab tips can help you look the belle of the ball at your Christmas parties!