Month: July 2016

How To Maintain Healthy Nails

It is important to maintain your nails as it is a sign of you indulging in proper grooming habits. Appearances always make an expression. By maintaining healthy nails, you can create a strong first impression every single time. Here are a few tips you can maintain healthy nails:

• It is extremely important to let your nails breathe. Hence, one must avoid constantly wearing nail polish. Failure to do so can turn your nails yellow, which are both unattractive as well as unhealthy.

• It is always important to consistently trim your nails. Uneven, ragged and chipped nails are not only unpleasant to look at but can also lead to breakage which can be painful.

• Whenever you cut your nails, you must use a nail file to shape them. This ensures that they look presentable and strong. You should, however, never file your nails when they are wet as they are more likely to break.

• When you eat, food particles tend to get lodged in your nails. You must wash your hands often to remove these particles which can affect the health of your nails.

• If you have a bad habit of biting your nails you must stop immediately. This will help you maintain the health of your nails.

• You should moisturize your nails regularly to keep the soft, hydrated and healthy.

• If your nails are brittle or dry and keep breaking you must focus on eating healthy vitamin A food items such as broccoli, carrots, milk and almonds.

• You can also use a nail brush to clean your nails. This is believed to be a safer option as women can risk contracting infections when using pointed instruments to clean their nails.

• Wear gloves when you are washing dishes. The soap and water can weaken one’s nails as it dries it out leaving them brittle.

• If you have broken nails you should use adhesive tape to protect yourself from infections. If however you do see signs of an infection, you must visit the doctor immediately.

• You must opt for regular nail care services to clean off the remaining nail polish, and shape your nails. You must avoid constantly putting on coats of nail polish.

• You must use your nail care services to maintain the health of your nails.

For those who do not have the time to maintain their nails can simply call for pedicure services at home. This service is not only convenient for the customer, but also helps them maintain the health of their nails regularly with ease.

How To Create The Perfect Smoky Eye In These Easy Steps

When it comes to a hangout in the evening or a dinner party, or a visit to the nearby disco, girls usually opt for dark smoky eyes. So here is a complete guide to get that perfect smoky eyes for your night time ventures.

Before you start off with your eye makeup, you need to make some preparations.Try to cover up dark circles around the eyes as much as possible as it is they will dull the effect of the sexy smoky eye makeup. This is one of the basic makeup techniques one needs to know. Swipe a creamy concealer along your under eye area using a brush or your middle finger. After blending on concealer, use a soft puffy brush to tap translucent powder along the entire under eye area. The translucent powder will collect any loose or excess particles of your eyeshadow while you are applying it. Once you are done applying the eyeshadow, gently brush off the powder from the under eye area. You really need to remember such makeup techniques to have a flawless effect every time, even if you are going for a face makeup. A proper application of concealer to hide the under eye dark area is also the most important step in face makeup. Coming back to the eye makeup steps required for a smoky eye look, below lie the important guide:

• You need to use a medium-size round or what we call a Q-tip brush or a brush a smudge brush to apply some charcoal gray powder in an arch shape just above the crease of the eye lid. Nicely blend it down till the lash line.

• Always remember that a smoky eye shouldn’t have any harsh lines. So you need to blend the edges softly, leaving no fine lines. With the help of a Q-tip brush or a smudge brush, smudge the shadow at the crease and along bottom lashes, in such a way that it leaves a warm matte effect.

• Now that you are done with colouring you eyelid, make a fine outline of the upper eye lash line with a soft black eye liner pencil, and then gently smudge it with your fingertip.

• Blend a dark shade from your lashes to crease, and then, use a small angled brush to drag the eye shadow along your lower lash lines.

• You know what? Your smoky look shade doesn’t necessarily have to be black the typical black or brown. Even grey, navy, shimmery brown, plum, or forest green can add a sexy surprise element to the look.

• Next with a smaller, firm-bristle brush;apply a gunmetal shade into the lower lash line.

• Apply a pale silver powder to the inner corners of the eyes to lighten the overall effect.

• Blend a shimmery highlighter along your brow bone and in the inner corners of eyes. If you have fair to medium skin, try a pearl hue; darker complexions look vampy in champagne shades.

• Last but not the least, curl up your lashes with an eye lash curler and then apply a decent coat of black mascara to your lashes.

In case you are not confident enough to carry out these steps all by yourself, simply call up the portable salons offering make services at home. Such parlours will send professional experts for make services at home or at any place as per your convenience, and you’ll get the perfect desired look for yourself.

Inner Beauty – Life Is All About Perception

When you stop to think about how much has changed over the past 10-20 years and how much it has affected our society, it stops you in your tracks. The growth of dependence on cell phones, email, facebook, twitter, etc. has created an unspoken pressure among our society to constantly stay up-to-date with so many things that, in all actuality, don’t really matter.

We are so caught up in everything that is happening around us.We are focused on things that are happening tomorrow, next week, month or even years from now. We stress about our finances, health, gossip and everything else that ends up on that nagging, seemingly endless, to-do list. Our priorities are completely unorganized. In return, we feel like we can never “get it all done.” We definitely don’t remember, or even think, to take the time to slow down and enjoy the things that we have right in front of us and to recognize the beauty in it – and once we can, our many tasks at hand somehow seem to get done and we find enjoyment in the process. Life is about finding the joy in the challenges that we face on a day-to-day basis.

A Change In Mindset is A Change In Our Life

Many people are scared of change, but it is not as difficult as many people make it out to be. To change is as simple as a change in mindset. When we think “Gosh, I have so much to do today, I don’t know how I’m going to get it all done…and I have to do this too….and, and and…” we become stressed out and before we know it, the day is over and we haven’t accomplished half of what we thought we needed to do. We are a ball of stress and exhausted. We tend to live the “get-it-done” lifestyle. So many people today that you see become engulfed in their career, families and keeping up with everyone else. They become so busy and reach a stress high that they live in, they’re constantly feeling exhausted and can just barely keep it together day by day. If you asked them what they do it for, they probably wouldn’t even be able to begin to answer you, or you’d receive the response, “because I have to.” If this is you, STOP!

When you wake up in the morning, stop and look out of your window and be thankful that the sun is shining and you have another day to LIVE. After all, isn’t that what we’re on this earth for? To live? How difficult is it to sit down and make a list of things that need to be done. Do it. Then, see what can be eliminated. Does everything REALLY need to be done, today, now, this minute? Where can you make some time for yourself? It seems like common sense, but how many people forget?

We have become of a society of NOW NOW NOW. You have to decipher what is most important. If you can’t get it all done in the time you have, plan to carve out another time when you can do it. By doing this, you allow yourself the luxury of enjoying the beautiful day you have been given. You have the time to notice things along the way, to ponder on it and recognize the beauty in it. By planning things out and staying in control of your life you have the time to actually enjoy your life and everything that you’re doing. We all have to do some things that we don’t particularly enjoy, maybe your job or cleaning the house – but think of the benefits of receiving that paycheck and being able to go out and enjoy a nice dinner with your friends or spouse, or being able to come home and relax in a clean house. Turn on the music and get out the mop! There truly is a benefit and a positive aspect of everything we do, or else why would we be doing it? Its all the way you perceive things. When you are able to start eliminating the small things, it becomes easier start eliminating the big things that make us unhappy or stress us out. We learn how to make changes to our life to make it more pleasant and truly enjoy everyday and be thankful for it.

When we can plan, take a deep breath and find the positives in every situation, opportunity or challenge that we are given we can make time for ourselves and really live our lives to the fullest and enjoy everything around us that we have the opportunity to be surrounded by. No matter how busy our lives may seem, there is time to take a minute and think about all of the positive things in our lives.

Do you perceive beauty? Do you stop to appreciate it? Do you revel in the time you have been given to enjoy what you have been given? If not, make a change. Start by focusing on the positives and if you can’t find anything positive, then find a way to eliminate it from your life. Our lives are too busy to be wasting time on things that don’t make us happy. When you are stressed take a deep breath and focus on your priorities. You can do it. Start small and big changes will happen. It’s guaranteed.

Different Uses For Argan Oil

Have you noticed lately when you go to the store that more and more beauty products contain Moroccan Argan Oil in their ingredients? It’s definitely gaining it’s popularity here in the U.S. I mostly see it in shampoos and conditioners. However, the only problem with this is that when it’s added to shampoos and conditioners, it’s most often diluted. The pure form is where you will get the most benefits for the skin, hair, and nails.

Although I have tried a few shampoos like this, and they worked just fine, nothing compares to argan oil in its purest form. Not only is it good for maintaining beautiful, shiny hair, there are some other different uses for argan oil that you may not be aware of. These include:

  1. Dry Hands
  2. Chapped Lips
  3. Prevent Stretch Marks Before & After Pregnancy
  4. Hair Serum
  5. Diminish Scars & Marks – Even From Chicken Pox
  6. Adolescent Acne & Acne Scars
  7. Massage Oil For Babies, Young Children, & Adults
  8. Treat Rheumatism By Massaging Into The Joints
  9. Nails & Cuticle Moisturizer For Hands & Feet
  10. Anti-Aging Serum for Face, Neck, & Body
  11. Treats Other Skin Conditions Like Eczema

This amazing oil has been used for years by the women of Morocco. It’s presence is becoming more familiar here in the world of beauty. We’re seeing it not just in the salons, but in the homes of many, including the celebrities. I have even noticed it being put in some make-ups on the market because of it’s benefits for the skin. Being that it’s all natural makes it more enticing to the public.

I believe that pretty soon, this amazing oil will be a daily part of every women’s beauty regime. It’s been given different names such as:

  • Miracle Oil
  • Liquid Gold
  • Liquid Gold of Morocco
  • Super Food For The Whole Body

I have been using argan oil for the last six months and what I have noticed is that my hair seems much healthier and softer. My skin is also very soft, especially around my eyes, mouth, and neck. It also helps soften my very dry cuticles. My daughter also uses it on her face to help treat her acne and she absolutely loves it. It has no smell or oily residue when using argan oil for the hair and skin.

I would definitely recommend this oil to anyone looking for that “miracle product” for the hair, skin, and nails. Although it is rather expensive, it is well worth it. The oil will last a long time and you only need to use a few drops. Who knew there can be so many different uses for argan oil?