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9 Essential Makeup and Beauty Tools

Putting together a new makeup bag or beauty kit?  Here are the nine essential tools that you should definitely include:  Moisturizer and Primer Okay, so a moisturizer and primer may not technically count as makeup tools, but they are both essential items to have when creating any sort of makeup look.  Why is a moisturizer so important?  Because it will hydrate your skin, while also helping to mattify it. By keeping your skin cells plumped up with moisture, your makeup will sit on your skin in a much better way, rather than caking into any fine…

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How Do Oil-Free Products Work?

If your skin is naturally quite oily and acne-prone, then chances are that you already use, or have been considering using, oil-free products.  Wondering how these actually work?  Here is everything you need to know… Why Do Skin Care Products Contain Oils? Before explaining how oil-free products work, it is important for you to understand why oils are such a popular skin care ingredient to begin with.  As you likely already know, oil and water do not mix. When you do try to mix them, the oil will settle above the water, forming its own layer. …

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9 Quick Beauty Fixes That Work

Got a problem that you need a quick beauty fix for?  Here are some that actually work… How to De-Puff Your Eyes Puffy eyes are never fun to deal with. They can be caused by a variety of different factors, from a lack of sleep to fluid retention.  Whatever the cause of your puffy eyes may be, you likely want to de-puff as quickly as possible.  Eye creams can be useful for this, but many formulas do sometimes take a while to work.  What should you use instead?  Tea bags are the answer, but you need…

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5 Fierce Women We Admire

Finding a role model in the modern world is like finding a needle in a haystack. There are plenty of outstanding women, but only a few rises to the top. In this article, you’ll find out our top 5 women who made a difference in the world. How did they start, and how do they change the world. Michelle Obama Former first lady of the US, lawyer, and fashion icon Coming from a humble background, Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama was unlike the other US first ladies that came before her.  Her father was a city-pump operator…

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Get Holiday Ready with These Eye Makeup Looks

The eye makeup you wear can really transform your look from an every day one to a festive one. Whether you like to keep things sweet and shimmery or hard and graphic, here are some eye makeup ideas to get you holiday ready.  Peach Shimmer Peach is a color that complements just about every skin tone, making this a look well worth trying. It’s subtle and delicate, while still having a festive shimmer.  Begin with an eye primer, applying this to your lids and concentrating it along your crease.  Apply a light peach shade of eyeshadow…

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15 Makeup Hacks for Busy People

What do you do when you don’t have time to apply a full face of makeup, but still want to look your very best?  It’s simple… Just follow some of these makeup hacks, which have been put together with busy people in mind!  Shape Your Brows with Lip Balm If your brows need some shaping, but you really don’t have any time to spare… Lip balm could be your saviour here. How? Simply apply a generous amount of a lip balm onto your eyebrows. Then, use upward strokes to brush your eyebrow hairs into place, after…

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Top 13 Makeup Looks for the Holidays

The holidays are filled with seasonal parties, and while you likely already have a few glittery dresses to wear, it is important to also plan out your makeup looks. Whether you want to go full-on festive or just add a touch of sparkle to your face, here are 13 makeup looks that are perfectly suited to the holiday season. Blue Lids with Coral Lips Red and green tend to be the main colors of the Christmas season, but these can look garish when placed on the face together. To emulate these colors, but in a slightly…

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The End Of Summer

Unfortunately, it’s the end of summer now. We know, it’s always a hard pill to swallow when the last few weeks of summer are upon us. But as we say goodbye to one season, we get to welcome a new one. Fall is filled with a lot of exciting and fun activities, too! Of course the biggest adjustment is the change in climate that we experience at the end of summer. You likely notice these changes in your skin. But we want to help make this seasonal transition a bit smoother this year and help you…

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Help Your Skin Heal After A Tattoo

Planning to get a new tattoo soon? Anytime you consider getting a tattoo, the majority of your prep time is thinking about the design you’re going to get. However, the healing process after getting the tattoo is incredibly important to ensuring the outcome is positive. We know it’s easy to think about the actual tattoo, rather than the process that occurs after you’ve gotten your design inked. If you’re getting ready for a new tattoo you’re in luck because we’re here to help your skin heal after a tattoo in the best way possible. Don’t worry,…

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The Truth About Over Exposed Skin

It’s no secret that the sun wreaks havoc on our skin. Many experts suggest that the sun is the main cause of premature aging in the skin. The past decade has consisted of more and more evidence pointing to the dangers of over exposed skin during the summer months. Hopefully you’ve gotten into the habit of protecting your skin from the sun during the harsh summer months. We thought it was time we get really real with you and discuss the truth about over exposed skin. We know it can seem as though over exposure to…