The Benefits of Vegan Make Up

There are many benefits associated with wearing vegan make up, which is why many women are turning to more natural cosmetics brands. To make it simple, many cosmetics contains dead animal byproducts in them, whereas vegan make up does not contain any such ingredients. And we are talking all sorts of byproducts, including dead insect extracts, beeswax and uric acid of cows, to name a few. Sounds appetizing right? Many people refuse to put such products on their own bodies, which is where natural make up comes in. Not only are these products cruelty free but they are better on your skin. Keep in mind that if a company tests products on animals, they are not considered vegan, so you want to stick to brands that do not test on animals as well. For a refreshing vegan treat, try   read more

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September 11, 2012  |  10:09 PM  |  2 COMMENTS
Easy Hair And Make Up Tips You Can Do At The Office

There are times when you simply cannot spend a full hour doing your makeup, but you still want to look good, so what is a gal to do? These simple and easy hair and make up tips will get you looking ready in no time so that you will never look like you threw yourself together at the last minute (even if you really did). If you are planning to go out after work and want your hair to look perfect, here is a trick you can try first thing in the morning. While hair is wet, lightly mist strands with a holding spray, then gather hair together, twist down into a loose bun and pin into place. Wear your hair like this at the office, then when it is time to go, simply undo the pins, tousle and scrunch hair with a texturizing spray or cream and you are ready to go. For more hair and make up tips that will save you time, read   read more

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September 11, 2012  |  10:09 PM  |  2 COMMENTS
9 Best Wet n Wild Products -- and the 3 Worst

Buying Wet n Wild is an inexpensive way for us get our beauty fix without hurting our wallets. Heck, half the stuff they sell you could buy with change found in your couch cushions. Our readers have had positive experiences with lots of Wet n Wild goodies, but they also shared a few products they wont buy again, no matter how cheap they are. Check out this guide to what's hot and what's not, and then search those couch cushions or bust open that piggy bank.   See products

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September 10, 2012  |   1:09 PM  |  18 COMMENTS
Finding The Best Concealer For Acne

It always happens the night of a hot date or some other big event. You find yourself staring straight at that big red blemish in the mirror. It will not be easy to get rid of on such short notice, but luckily if you have a great concealer for acne, your skin will appear flawless. When shopping for a good concealer, ideally you want one that blends in with your skin color. In other words, when you apply a patch directly on to your skin, it simply disappears, which means that it has done its job. Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage Concealer is an excellent concealer for acne because it provides buildable coverage and is oil free, meaning that it will not clog pores or worsen the condition of your skin. In addition, every palette comes with two different shades that can be mixed in order to create a custom shade, as our skin shade can change according to the time of the year. Read   read more

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September 8, 2012  |   8:09 PM  |  1 COMMENT
How To Do Makeup For A Round Face

Face shape can affect how your makeup looks, which is why it is important to know the different tips and techniques for each type of face. When doing makeup for a round face, there are certain tricks you can follow that will help emphasize your naturally gorgeous features and also offer you a more slimming effect. Fortunately for you, a round face keeps you looking youthful. When doing cheeks, look for where your pupils are and start to apply your blush at that point for a color balance that will highlight your facial proportions. When doing makeup for a round face, you can also add highlighter in order to enhance your cheek bones. Read   read more

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September 3, 2012  |   3:09 PM  |  2 COMMENTS
Professional Makeup Application Tips For A Flawless Look

Professional makeup application tips are basic tricks of the trade that can help you apply your makeup quickly for a flawless look. For one, many professional makeup artists apply makeup using their fingers (despite popular belief that a makeup sponge is essential) because the heat from their hands allows them to blend makeup more evenly. Prior to applying makeup you will want to wash your hands with soap and warm water in order to disinfect them and prevent bacteria from spreading, then after applying makeup, wash hands immediately after.   read more

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September 3, 2012  |   3:09 PM  |  2 COMMENTS
Where To Buy All Natural Beauty Products

There are numerous companies that sell all natural beauty products that are good for your skin as well as the environment. Many of these companies are quite affordable and offer an excellent variety of products to choose from as well. Burts Bees is a popular company that offers an earth friendly line of natural skin care, beauty and personal care products. Shea Terra Organics is another company that offers authentic natural products from third world countries, which helps to alleviate poverty while preserving diminishing habitats. Read   read more

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September 3, 2012  |   3:09 PM  |  1 COMMENT
Simple Make Up Tips For A Flawless Look

Every woman wants to master the art of the flawless face, but with all the different types of makeup on the market it can be an overwhelming task. Fortunately, there are several foolproof and simple make up tips that you can do for any occasion that will help your makeup last longer as well. One important trick is after applying lipstick, place a tissue paper over your lips and then dust over the top of the tissue with a brush and some translucent powder. This will help matte your lips and seal your lipstick so that it will last longer. For lipstick recommendations, read   read more

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September 1, 2012  |  10:09 AM  |  3 COMMENTS
Finding Good Waterproof Make Up

Sweat. Water. Tears. When it comes to make up, these are not good things, as they tend to mess up the otherwise perfect make up application that you spent a good amount of time on. But fear not, for waterproof make up has come to the rescue. Nowadays you can get just about any type of make up in a waterproof form, from mascara to eye liner to lipstick. Stila offers a Stay All Day Mascara & Eyeliner duo, which provides a powerful double dose of waterproof make up to suit your needs. The mascara gives lashes a boost while liner helps deliver a perfect line that stays put all day and night. Read   read more

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September 1, 2012  |  10:09 AM  |  1 COMMENT
Finding The Best Foundation For Dry Skin

The ideal foundation for dry skin will offer moisturizing and hydrating properties in order to combat excess dryness and prevent flaking. Laura Mercier Creme Smooth Foundation is ultra rich and contains Argan oil, which helps to heal and soothe skin. Lightweight and water resistant, this foundation for dry skin works to diminish the appearance of wrinkles and never appears cakey. You can apply it with fingertips or a foundation sponge, depending on your preference. For those with dry skin, it is always essential to apply moisturizer prior to foundation. Read   read more

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September 1, 2012  |  10:09 AM  |  2 COMMENTS

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