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People usually spend thousands of dollars at parlors to maintain the attractiveness of their skin. Cosmetic products available for the enhancement of facial beauty further add enormously to the expenses. Apart from being expensive, these beauty treatments and products offer temporary solutions and can introduce a number of side-effects. Good alternatives are available in the form of home-made remedies that prove to be much more effective in increasing one’s face value.
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^riza^ / CC by 2.0 Are you a soda/coffee/tea drinker (guilty, kinda guilty and guilty) lookin’ for a quick and easy way to whiten up those used-to-be pearly whites? peta2 to the rescue! The magical ingredient in today’s DIY beauty blend is strawberry (have you noticed our fruity theme on the peta2 blog?). Strawberries contain malic acid which helps remove tooth discoloration.
Researchers from Leeds Metropolitan University tested the effect of thyme, marigold and myrrh tinctures on Propionibacterium acnes - the bacterium that causes acne by infecting skin pores and forming spots, which range from white heads through to puss-filled cysts. The group found that while all the preparations were able to kill the bacterium after five minutes exposure, thyme was the most effective of the three. What's more, they discovered that thyme tincture had a greater antibacterial effect than standard concentrations of benzoyl peroxide - the active ingredient in most anti-acne creams or washes.
Eggs, yogurt and honey are, at first glance, all components of a tasty breakfast—but they also happen to be hair treatment ingredients, and affordable, all-natural ones at that. And they're not the only ones. Did you know, for instance, that the oils in avocados more closely resemble our own skin's oils than any product in the beauty aisle does? Or that the mild acidity in lemon is an effective—and gentler—alternative to chemical-laden products?
Posted on November 9, 2011 | 8 Comments I wasn't sure if I should buy the Urban Decay 15 Year Anniversary Palette at first, since I'm very much content with my Naked Palette . However, I was sold after swatching Junkshow (bright pink with fuchsia shift) and Deep End (bright teal shimmer) -- they're gorgeous (and the other colors are nice too)! Here's my first look using this palette, featuring Junkshow and Deep End as pops of colors to this otherwise neutral look. <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
Home - Makeup Tutorials - Eyes - Tutorial – Smokey Brown Eye with Constructivist Paint Pot as a Base This tutorial is designed to show you how to create a light smokey brown eye that’s perfect for both night and day with very detailed photos and text directions to guide you. Skill Level : Beginner Share on Pinterest Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Eyes : Constructivist paint pot (Warm dark brown cream shadow/base), Shroom eyeshadow (light taupe), Woodwinked eyeshadow (warm bronzy brown), Bronze eyeshadow (dark shimmery brown), Carbon eyeshadow (matte black), Ricepaper eyeshadow (neutral highlighter), Indianwood paint pot (bronze gold cream eyeshadow), Graphblack technakohl (black kohl liner), and black mascara.
Not sure which shadow will pop those baby blues or which liner will best bring out your gorgeous green? Well, that dust-collecting drawer of untouched shades that were pretty in the package but not in person isn’t doing any of us any good!
We all have our daily beauty routines and recently I asked on Twitter about your nightly beauty routine. The things you do before you go to sleep is equally or possibly more important than what you do in the morning because your body repairs itself during the precious hours your eyes are shut. Here are some key things in my nightly beauty routine before bed:
A friend of mine asked me if I could do a smokey eye with brown eyeshadow and showed me a picture from the Maje spring summer collection. My friend has big beautiful green eyes so I chose quite a reddish brown which will make green eyes pop even though it suits other eye colours as well. I tried to keep it simple and use few products because I know how annoying it can be to see a look you like but there´s just too many products you´ll need so this look I think is very achievable without spending much money.. if anything as you probably have all you need already :)
Unfortunately sisters Rebecca and Maggie come from a very hairy family. So when we saw recipes for homemade waxing we said, "OW!!" and then, "We gotta try this!" We spent Tuesday morning trying a couple different recipes with great results.
Sometimes looking in the mirror first thing in the morning can be… challenging. Messy hair, dark circles, puffy face. Unless you’re Karlie Kloss , chances are it’s not a pretty sight.
Cat eyeliner has got to the most unpredictable thing in makeup. You never know what shape you'll end up with. One wrong move & you'll have to think of ways to make it look right. I thought I'd share with you how I've been doing mine, because I think it's almost mistake-proof. So, here's a step-by-step tutorial :
Proponuję Wam uwodzicielskie, mieniące się złotymi drobinkami ciemnofioletowe smoky. Kilka prostych kroków i możecie zabłysnąć świetnym makijażem w ostatnie imprezy tego lata, zatem serdecznie zachęcam do wypróbowania. Zagłębienie powieki i zewnętrzny kącik pomaluj ciemnofioletowym cieniem. Rozetrzyj ciemny cień przy pomocy nieco jaśniejszego cienia. Dolną linię wodną pomaluj czarną kredką i rozetrzyj na linii rzęs ciemnofioletowy cień. Wewnętrzny kącik i środek powieki pokryj różowym cieniem migoczącym na złoto.