Category Helpful Hints

Cheeks, eyes and lips… do’s and definitely-don’ts for everyday makeup

Category: Bad Celebrity MakeupBeautyBeauty TricksCelebrity BeautyHelpful HintsHumor Comments: No comments

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Happy May, ladies! We’re focusing on faces today. Have a look at these cosmetics tips to help you keep from making these mistakes…

Blush Boo-boos

The best blush application technique for YOU, my dear, depends on the shape and fullness of your face. If you have prominent cheekbones, a little rosy glow on the apples of your cheeks will do. (Smile, and apply a soft color lightly on the fullest part of your cheeks in small circles. A shimmer is great for spring and summer!) If your face is fuller, you can get away with a subtle shadowing tone under your cheekbones. The key word here is subtle. Suck your cheeks in as if you’re making “fishy lips” (that’s a technical term) and apply color in the hollows under your cheekbones...

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Depression: Anger turned inwards

Category: BoundariesEmpowermentHappinessHelpful HintsMental HealthPsychologyRelationships Comments: One comment

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Depression can be caused by a lot of things – generally, though, it’s some sort of loss. Loss of a job. Loss of a loved one. Loss of a relationship.

And sometimes it’s simply the loss of ourselves.

Many of us, especially women, have a tough time maintaining boundaries. Boundaries are what define us… what separate us from others. They help  us feel safe. Heard. Respected.

How good are you at maintaining boundaries? See how many of the following apply to you:

  • I often agree to do things I don’t really want to do.
  • I have trouble asserting myself.
  • I find myself feeling disrespected at work or in my personal relationships.
  • When I do speak up for myself, others accuse me of being “too sensitive”… and I believe them and try to correct ...
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Have you fed your soul today?

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WOMEN.

We nurture. We love. We care. We take care of others. We do so many things without complaint. It is our strength… our quiet beauty. If I could hug you right now, I would… just because you’re a woman and I KNOW what you do. Because I do it, too.

You beautiful, caring creature… please stop for a moment and ask yourself how long it’s been since you FED YOUR OWN SOULl?

Volunteering and nurturing can fill us up and those things do so beautifully… to a point. But at some point we must recharge. We have to balance the giving to others with the giving that we do for ourselves.

Will you take a brief moment from your hectic day and do something, right now, for yourself?

Ask yourself: WHAT IS IT THAT FEEDS YOUR SOUL? Is it music? Art? Humor? Pets? Spirituality? Nature? What are your interests...

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Why his face looks better than yours

Category: AgingBeautyBeauty TricksHelpful HintsScience of Beauty

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Have you ever noticed that his skin looks younger than yours? Here’s why.

Thick skin

First of all, men’s skin is thicker than women’s. That’s why, as we age, we get all crepey and puckery while they get “character lines”. I’m laughing now at I write this, and I probably shouldn’t, since I’m only making those crow’s feet worse. :)

What can we do about it?

Our thin skin is more sensitive to UVA rays… so make sure you’re wearing a daily moisturizer AND foundation with at least an SPF 15.

Oil

Second, men have smaller sebaceous glands, but secrete more oil. Their oil production doesn’t taper off to match ours until about age 50.

What can we do about it?

Moisturize inside and out. Moisturize day and night on the outside, and drink plenty of water to moisturize from the inside!

Aging

As women...

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How to avoid sloppy mascara

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This weird beauty trick really works. If you ALWAYS get those little dots of mascara above or below your eyes (royally screwing up your eyeshadow in the process), use a plastic spoon, curved side out, and hold it in place as you apply your mascara. This works for both your top and bottom lashes. Voila! No more smudges!

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