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Category Archives: Beauty

Beauty Nail Salon

Now I said starting point because location is only one small consideration and depending on you, possibly an insignificant consideration altogether. You see, just because a beauty salon is convenient for you it doesn’t mean that it will be the right fit for you. There are a number of other items to consider when selecting a beauty nail salon. Price might be the most important thing for you; however, I doubt that it is. Price is rarely the overwhelming factor for most women and I dare say it might be overlooked completely by a lot of you. Saving a few bucks is not as important as having a good experience and feeling like you’ve gotten your money’s worth.

A very important factor in choosing the salon that’s right for you is cleanliness. The reason I bring up cleanliness is that is possible to get an infection from a nail salon. You see salons use cutting tools that can pierce your skin and, if they haven’t been properly sterilized, can cause an infection. In fact, many local governments now legislate the cleanliness of day spas, beauty nail salons, hair salons etc. requiring them to be licensed and inspected. It also just makes good sense. Do you really want to go to a hair salon that never sweeps the floor or cleans out the sinks? Do you want to see the previous customers nail clipping on the table you are going to use? I don’t think so. That’s just good business practice not mention really disgusting.

Some other considerations in choosing your salon are the length of time they have been in business, ratings by other customers, membership in local business organizations etc. Perhaps the number one and two reasons to choose a beauty nail salon are your relationship with the techs and the quality of work they do. You will spend anywhere from 20 minutes to over an hour with this person so you’ll need to have a good relationship. The hair or nail tech needs to be personable and not bring you down with their complaining. You should be in a better mood when you leave than when you showed up for your appointment. The quality of their work is just obvious. You want people to comment on their work and ask where you got your nails done. And they need to be doing it for the right reasons, not because they want to avoid the place!

Olive Oil Secrets

Olive oil can enhance one’s beauty when applied topically as well as when it is ingested. In fact, many women around the world are religious about ingesting one or two tablespoons daily. These women credit this daily dose of liquid gold for giving them youthful, soft, supple skin that so many of us desire. It will do wonders for your overall health too. If you don’t want to take it straight, consider drizzling some over your salad, dipping fresh bread into olive oil mixed with dried herbs, or adding a tablespoon to your smoothies (you won’t even taste it). If you enjoy sweet and salty flavor combinations, a delicious way to enjoy olive oil is to drizzle some over chocolate ice cream and sprinkle a small amount of sea salt on top.

Applying olive oil to your skin and hair will leave it feeling velvety smooth since it works as a moisturizing agent. That’s why it is often found in many popular beauty products available on the market. Look for products that contain this precious oil to add to your beauty line-up. Or, skip the overpriced store bought products altogether and start using olive oil instead. Pour about a half cup of into your bath water and feel how soft and supple your skin feels afterward. If you like, add a few drops of essential oil such as lavender for a relaxing scent. When drying yourself off after be sure to pat yourself dry with the towel instead of rubbing to help lock in the moisture.

If silky soft hands are what you desire, massage some of this magical oil on them daily. Another bonus is the free cuticle treatment your nails will receive from this softening and protecting oil that is great for you nails and cuticles. For smooth feet, slather a liberal amount of olive oil on them before bed. Cover your feet with some comfy, cotton socks and keep them on overnight if you can or at least for a few hours. You will love how smooth your feet will feel.

Young Clear Skin

Young clear skin comes down to supporting and maintaining the underlying health of the skin. You see, all the methods I mentioned above are surface treatments. They are intended to provide a temporary, cosmetic effect that gives the appearance of revitalized skin.

In order to get true, healthy, long-lasting results, the skin cells that reside deep within the dermis must be given specific protection and support.

Skin care scientists, who have known this for years, have struggled to find substances that can penetrate deeply enough to interact with the cells. Interaction means delivering supportive nutrients to the cell.

Fortunately, their “aha” moment came when they realized that “natural” skin needs “natural” substances to nourish and support healthy cell function.

Why is cell function so important? Because when cells are functioning properly they produce robust levels of collagen and elastin. These two structural proteins play a critical role in maintaining young, clear, firm, smooth, moist, even toned skin.

Aging, dull, spotty skin is the direct result of damaged, sickly skin cells that can no longer produce collagen and elastin.

So many of these “new-thinking” scientists have used this knowledge to look for the safest, most effective natural extracts that stimulate and support collagen and elastin production. Some of the most promising substances include avocado, macadamia nut, and grapeseed oils, sheep wool extract, Japanese sea kelp, active Manuka honey, natural vitamin E, Shea butter, and babbasu, to name a few.

Clinical studies on these substances have resulted in significant improvements in natural moisture retention, smoothness, firmness, and even tone. Scientists attribute these tests results to an increase in collagen and elastin production.

About Eco Friendly Cosmetics

1. Blurred Category Lines

The driving forces at work have changed here. Healthcare and well-being is a consumer movement which has blurred category lines. It has impacted each and every faucet of this industry, from sourcing of ingredients, supply chain practices, packaging, to even product use.

Still beyond, it has impacted how beauty companies treat partners and employees. Consumers aspire to having a full well-being, and the majority are now admiring re-using some things.

2. A New Trend Matrix Noticed

Still yet, there’s no single, industry-wide explanation of the term ‘natural’. Consumers will interpret this term and incorporate ‘naturalism’ into their lives, and in infinite ways. Numerous trends are changing the personal care and beauty space, including super-food beauty, fermented beauty, bio-cleanse and small-batch beauty.

3. Revolution in Making and Marketing of Skin Care Products

It’s quite reasonable that people are now doubting brand claims on their items being natural. Most consumers in fact, are those who barely believe products labeled ‘natural’ are really natural. This is a sentiment that has been shared across generations.

Meanwhile, some niche brands such as Mother Dirt, having products specially designed to preserve ammonia-oxidizing bacteria which comprise one’s natural skin microbiome, are boasting significant followers. The same’s the case with Kahina Giving Beauty, who’re a luxury skin care firm centered on organic argan oil.

Numerous organic brands are getting serious, investing in clinical trials and top notch, new-tech natural ingredients. They’re leading in competing on results with mainstream ranges.

4. Availability of Environmental Resources

Consumers are increasingly becoming curious to discover what’s available in the environment. They’re simultaneously passionate about limiting damage and harm done to the natural world by people. As such, you’ll note some new lines like super-food beauty and fermented beauty.

‘Super-food beauty’ brings high performing food ingredients into various topical beauty products. On the other hand, ‘fermented beauty’ is leaving consumers at ease, especially those concerned with synthetic preservatives. The ingredients of fermented beauty products are preserved through natural chemical processes.

Celebrity Beauty Secrets

One of the best beauty tips you could follow is to sleep properly every day. Celebrities might party a lot but they ensure that they do not miss out on their daily eight hours of beauty sleep. Your skin cells are hard at work all night repairing the damage that has been caused during the day. Therefore, you should make sure that you get eight hours of sleep at a stretch every night.

Hair is truly a person’s crowning glory, and you’ve never really caught a celebrity having a bad hair day, have you? This is because most of them follow simple beauty tips to keep their hair healthy. If you were to massage your hair with a mixture of honey with beer you will be able to give it a beautiful sheen. In addition, you will not have any problems with hair fall.

Your face is not the only part of your body that needs attention. Your hands and feet should also be looked after well because the skin here gets damaged very fast. These areas also age very fast and give away your true age if they are not looked after well. You can take good care of them by massaging them with olive oil every night before you sleep. This oil contains lots of nutrients that are beneficial for the skin cells. In addition, they also work to lock in the moisture in your skin cells, preventing the formation of wrinkles.

If you have a lot of dark circles under your eyes you will never really look attractive because these circles will be the first things that people see. You will be surprised to learn that hemorrhoid creams are very effective against dark circles. Similarly, creams that contain arnica, horse chestnut extract and ginkgo biloba also help to keep your eyes beautiful.

Beautiful College Campuses

Based on these characteristics, Scripps College in Claremont, California is definitely one which comes close to being a perfect university. Scripps College has been repeatedly recognized as one of the most beautiful campuses in the country. One of its most stunning spots would have to be the Margaret Fowler Memorial Garden. A small serene fountain is surrounded by four olive trees from the home of the lady whom the garden was named after. This area is so enchanting and beautiful that, according to the website of the university, weddings have been held in this area. But don’t be fooled into thinking that all the sights and sounds in Scripps College are proper and without a hint of modernity, this school actually has a graffiti wall! The fact that this graffiti wall is nestled beside a rose garden makes the contrast greater and unique. I love how universities have embraced modern forms of art like graffiti in their own ways.

Another picturesque university which offers the same greenery and impressive architecture would have to be Sweet Briar College. Unfortunately for men, women are the only ones allowed to enjoy this quaint college in Sweet Briar, Virginia. With its vast property, the school has an excellent equestrian center which will no doubt please all the horse lovers who have been looking for a school which accommodates this sport. Sweet Briar College buildings were designed by the great Ralph Adams Cram, so expect nothing but well-designed buildings in the campus. This beautiful campus has the greenery, the equestrian center and the impressive buildings designed by a world-famous architect. Thus, it definitely deserves its mention on the list of the most beautiful campuses in the U.S.

Cheap Beauty Products

Beauty Cheap is actually an online store that sells familiar brands of cosmetic products such as Blinc, Bioderma, GloMinerals, Elon Essentials, BR Private Collection, Jane Iredale, Intuit Beauty, NuFace, Modus Skin Care, La Roche Posay, OC Eight, Physioderme, OBAGI, Seda France, RevitaLash, Theraderm, VICHY, and TALIKA. Since Beauty Cheap is an online store that doesn’t have to worry about paying overhead and related costs, they can afford to sell cheap beauty products.

Excellent quality yet cheap beauty products are also distributed by a company called Beauty Flash. They are considered the largest and most famous beauty store in the UK as their products are sold at low and affordable prices. Take note that they only sell beauty products of the best quality. Even the best selling products are sold at the cheapest prices found in the UK and all over Europe. Beauty Flash also provides excellent customer service, offering a money-back guarantee if you are not satisfied with their cheap beauty products.

Beauty Flash was the first company to distribute Dermalogica at such low prices, even giving away free samples. Their years of experience in distributing high quality but cheap beauty products make them one of the most trusted stores in the whole of UK. Beauty Flash has a wide selection of low-priced cosmetic products to choose from, such as shampoos, conditioners, cleansers, toners, moisturizers, hand and foot care products, sunblocks, essential oils, lotions, and other beauty and skin care products.

Organic Beauty Products

1. What most people find fascinating about these organic beauty products is that most of them smell wonderful! This is because most of these products are made from essential oils that are derived from flowers, fruits, herbs and other plants that naturally emit a pleasant smell. The fragrance is more natural than what other commercial skin products have, because some of these synthetic cosmetic and beauty items smell like the chemicals they are made of or if they do smell good, it’s only because the manufacturers use other fragrances to hide the otherwise harsh smell.

Some of the more common fragrances that you can get out of organic beauty products are that of lavender, rose, papaya, coconut milk, vanilla and other natural ingredients that are harvested straight from a farm, with no other harsh chemicals added.

2. You can easily trace the ingredients organic beauty products are made of. If it says on the packaging that the organic beauty product is made from papaya, then that’s the scent that you will get. This is why these products are quite popular, because there are no hidden ingredients used, unlike the synthetic beauty items where the list of ingredients usually includes chemicals that most people are not even familiar with.

3. They are not as pricey as commercial cosmetics. Most of these organic beauty products are less expensive than the ones sold by top labels in the beauty and cosmetics industry. In fact, if you spend some time on the internet, you can even search for the recipes and create your own natural beauty product at a far lesser cost than what you will find in the market.

All about Black Beauty Standards

I grew up, a White small country girl, in apartheid South Africa – a place where by far the majority of the population is Black. One vacation I came home from boarding school to be greated by Violet who wrapped me in her big black arms, and chortled with delight, “Utyebile kakulu ngoku!” In English she was telling me that I was very fat now. I was devastated – after all, I had gained weight but I desperately wanted to be thin. It would take me years to realize that Violet was complimenting me – her black beauty standards were very different to mine.

Part of the beauty standards in Violet’s rural Xhosa culture of the 1970’s when she passed this comment, is that ‘fat is beautiful.’ To be large in her culture was considered desirable and beautiful. It meant: you were healthy, you didn’t have AIDS. It meant you were fertile, sexy and womanly enough to attract a good husband – one who is wealthy enough to provide well. It meant you were wealthy enough to eat well.

What I remember most about Violet (and the other Black women who I came into daily contact with) was that they never questioned that black is beautiful – they weren’t immersed in a mainstream Western media that seems to rank skin colors and body sizes as supposedly more valued and worthy the whiter and skinnier you are.

How can any one skin color, or one body size or shape determine a person’s worth? Why would our great Creator create any one race or culture to be more Sacred than another? That’s all just nonsensical beauty standards made up by misguided humans.

I can still clearly see Violet’s ebony skin – it had a glow to it that was almost iridescent. And when she smiled (which was often) she had this row of startling white teeth all without the latest teeth whiteners. They say beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder – I loved Violet’s blackness. White wouldn’t have suited her. I loved the way she walked, tall and proud. She could balance a bucket of water on her head and walk as gracefully as a dancer.

And she made me laugh – like the one time she came across me sun-tanning and teased me about how I liked black so much that I was trying to get the sun to help me. And when I started perming my hair and she asked me why I wanted curly hair like hers.

Here’s what I think is so sensible about rural Black African women. Firstly, they don’t have scales they hop on and off of and that determine their mood for the day. They don’t swarm to shops bursting at the seams with the latest one-0-size-fits-all fashions. They don’t have mirrors that lie telling they are fat and ugly. They don’t spend hours on magazines and tv that continually bombards them with the message that only a certain shape of thin is beautiful. Their beauty standards are far more realistic.

Beauty Care Routine

Early signs of aging can be caused by a stressful lifestyle. In order to avert signs such as wrinkles, early hair loss or even dry skin, you should be consistent with your beauty care routine and devote a specific time of the day for it. Others may not agree, but your morning can be a perfect beauty care time.

In the shower, you can actually use a loofah that can help you exfoliate dead skin in order to give way to fresh, new skin cells. You should also be choosy with your shampoo, and choose the one that fits your type of hair. There are shampoos that are specially formulated for dry hair, for oily hair and even for long hair. Get into the habit of using a conditioner regularly in order to keep your hair moisturized the whole day. After a good refreshing shower, you should always remember to put on a body moisturizing lotion that can stop skin dryness and can help your skin moisturized during the day.

You should also make it a regular part of your beauty care routine to use a facial moisturizer with sunblock that can protect your skin from the effects of the ultraviolet rays of the sun.

Beauty care can also be done anytime during the day. You can drink plenty of water and take plenty of fruits and vegetables that can give a natural glow to your skin. Beauty skin care products are plentiful, and there is really no excuse not to take care of yourself, no matter how busy your life may be. What you just need is to give it some thought, how you can incorporate beauty care into your busy schedule, and you’ll definitely be glad you did.