Make Your Eyes Look Amazing Without Makeup

You do not have to wear makeup all the time for your eyes to look their best. In fact, it does them good to have a rest from it. Forget the mascara, eyeshadows and liners for a while and let the natural beauty of your eyes light up your face.

Get Enough Sleep

You need to get enough sleep if you do not want your eyes to look droopy or puffy. When you sleep, your body repairs and restores itself and that includes your eyes. If you do not want them to look dull and lifeless, but want them to be sparkling, make sure you do not stay up all night but get the sleep you need.

Look After Your Eyebrows

Your eyebrows frame your eyes and although sorting them is not as important as regular eye care checks, they are still an important part of looking after your eyes from a beauty perspective. Do not pluck them too much as a strong eyebrow can make your eyes look wonderful. It is best to get them professionally shaped and find out from the experts what the best shape is for your face structure. Brushing them upwards can help to open up the area around your eyes too.

Treat The Skin Around Your Eyes

When you are moisturizing the rest of your face do not forget the skin around your eyes. You should not use your normal moisturizer for this area though as the skin is much thinner. You should use a gentler cream that offers a barrier repair, and something with a rich emollient is the best.

Have A Nightly Routine

Get into the habit of applying eye cream at night as part of your beauty regime. You can even put it on your eyelids at this time of day. It will help to restore your skin around the eyes from the vigor’s of the day and make them look much more refreshed when you get up the next morning.

Have A Different Morning Routine

You should apply a lighter eye cream in the morning and avoid putting any on your eyelids. Be gentle as you are applying it as pressure around your eyes can cause puffiness.

Eye Brightening Drops

Eye brightening drops can be good for anyone that suffers from allergies, or if your eyes are looking tired. If they are feeling irritated the eye drops can ease this, and reduce any redness in them. There are ones on the market that are designed especially to brighten your eyes, but before you put anything into this most delicate organ, you should speak with your physician and OK it with them.

Stay Healthy

The most important thing to keep your eyes looking good is to stay healthy.  Getting enough sleep has already been mentioned, but did you realize that exercise is good for your eyes as well as the rest of your body? Taking a short walk can improve the eyes fluid drainage system and make them look brighter.

If you keep getting dark circles around them it could be a sign of an iron deficiency. Try eating some iron rich foods and the dark circles should become less obvious. If they do not, talk to your physician, as you may need an iron supplement.



Your eyes can look great all the time without the need for any makeup at all, you just need to care for them.


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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

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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.


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8 Steps To Younger Looking Skin

So, you want younger looking skin. Skin starts to look older when we begin to lose the elasticity we once had. It looks less plump, and can start to sag. If you don’t start taking care of it ASAP, your skin will begin to age more and more.

The following steps can make your skin look younger and healthier. They should put the aging process on hold too!

Where to buy:   Murad.com

Where to buy: Murad.com

Step 1: Buy Anti Aging Products

If you want younger looking skin, you need to purchase anti aging products to help you smooth out those lines and plump up your skin once again. Just make sure you read up on them first. Some of them might be a waste of your time and money, while others will be worth splashing out a little more.

Step 2: Invest in a Good Oil or Serum

A good oil or serum is well worth the investment for younger looking skin. These products work much deeper than your moisturizer, and will make a huge difference to the condition of your skin.


Step 3: Massage Your Face Every Day

Where to buy:  Sephora.com

Where to buy: Sephora.com

When applying your products, make a point of massaging your face. Do this every day to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles. You can watch massage videos on YouTube to get an idea of what movements to use. Just make sure you always work in upwards motions on the face to smooth it out.

Step 4: Look Into Special Treatments

There are plenty of special anti aging treatments you can go for if you’d like to visit a salon or clinic. Some of them are really weird and wonderful, like those outlined in this article. That being said, they are really effective and will make a big difference!


Step 5: Stop Smoking/Drinking

Smoking and drinking to excess are two of the worst things you can do if you want to make your skin look younger. Both bad habits age the skin horribly, and won’t do you any favors. Get the support you need to quit, and not only will you look younger, you’ll feel so much better.


Step 6: Eat Plenty of Healthy Foods

Make sure you eat plenty of healthy food to support your young looking complexion. Fill your diet with vegetables and healthy fats, as these are great for the skin.


Step 7: Exercise

Get some exercise in to get that healthy glow. It’s proven by science that people who exercise look much younger than people who don’t. Get into a regular routine and your skin will thank you!


Step 8: Get Lots of Sleep

Make sure you’re not missing out on sleep. Get at least 6 hours a night to wake up feeling refreshed and looking great!


The above 8 steps will all contribute to younger looking skin. You won’t believe the difference they can make once you try them. Many of them will make you feel better, rather than just look better too. Try them today and you’ll see!


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Biggest Secrets To Looking Younger..... Longer

Getting old sometimes is hard for many to look forward to. However, the ageing process is going to happen to all of us one day. I always think about how I can keep myself looking young for as long as possible because Angela Bassett, Kris Jenner and Jada Pinkett Smith are killing it right now. You hear about so many different methods people use for anti-aging from cremes to skin treatments that I wanted to get together the ones that I think works best and guess what? They're those good ole faithful methods your should already be doing.

 

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Look after your skin

Our skin is really delicate. It is one of the first signs of outward aging and if we don’t look after it we could prematurely age ourselves. Choosing the right skin care methods is really important. There are many creams on the market all offering similar results. However, I find that this extra firming wrinkle remover by Clarins is one of my favorites. It works to give your skin the lift it deserves without having to resort to anything drastic like surgery!


Drink lots of water

Making sure you stay hydrated is so important. Drinking water helps to flush all the toxins out of your body and keep it running like clockwork. Water also helps your kidney to function properly so it can take care of your organs. Skin is of course your largest organ, so when you are fully hydrated your skin stays soft and supple honey.


Eat the right foods

How we look on the outside is of course a more obvious way of spotting aging, but how often do you think about your insides? Stuffing our bodies with valueless food does nothing for us. There are so many foods which help our skin to stay bright and young as well as our insides working correctly. Not only do they help you look young, but they also help with your health too. Things like fish, nuts and green veggies keep your mind sharp too.


Get enough sleep

So many of us sacrifice a good night’s sleep for pointless tasks.... you know how you to- social media surfing, late night tv shows, etc. How many times have you stayed up to watch television only to feel terrible the next morning. Make sure you take the time to get as much sleep as you need. Without it, the next day you will find yourself finding it difficult to concentrate and do things as well. On top of this, sleep also helps us to look younger. Whilst we sleep our body’s production of Human Growth Hormone is at its highest. This is what keeps us looking younger. Without this hormone you will find yourself looking tired and older. Therefore, make sure you are getting enough shut-eye to let your body produce this miracle hormone.


Keeping fit and active

We all have different commitments which sometimes means we don’t feel like exercising. However, if you can take time out of you day to make sure you go to the gym, you will be a lot better off. Not only does it strip fat but it also keeps you mobile and limber. In fact, it is even said that regular exercise can help to reverse the aging process. That sounds like a theory I could get on board with.


What are some ways that you try to stay younger looking?


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