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Self-Tanner Advice

Posted by: Smilie on Sunday/May 27/2007 - 11:22 PM
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Self-tanners and bronzers can make women look great in the summer without spending too much time in the sun. But the trick is knowing the right way to apply them.

"Self-tanners are great because they hide a lot of the imperfections all over our bodies that we sort of don't want people to see," says Alyssa Hertzig, Beauty Editor, Good Housekeeping. "They even out the skin's texture. They give you a gorgeous glow, and they just make everything look a whole lot better."

Sometimes the problem with self-tanners is you can get a little bit of a streak.....

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TALK about getting a New Face.

Posted by: smilie on Thursday/October 05/2006 - 11:13 PM
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1. Prepare your canvas Just like a painting, our face needs to be carefully cleaned and prepped before applying make-up.

M.A.C's Prep and Prime creams smoothen the face for easier application and make makeup colours sharper and more dramatic.

2. Complement your dressing Always ensure that your makeup goes well with your clothes.

It is not necessary to use the same shade as your outfit, but choose a colour that will complete your look.

For example, the '60s retro look goes perfectly with bright hues.

3. Warm or cool - know your tone Remember that not all colours are suitable for different skin tones.

Asians have warm skin tones,....

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Beauty Tips For Women Based on Age

Posted by: smilie on Saturday/September 09/2006 - 05:46 PM
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Experiment with colors and textures, like sheer green shadow and shimmery highlighter. Your skin is at its best and you will look good in anything. And be vigilant about SPF every day to keep it that way.


Keep up with the trends, but it's now time to carve out your signature style. Pick a feature and play it up -- if it's your eyes, choose a neutral liner to make them pop, like brown or gray. If it's your lips, apply lipstick (or gloss) and then liner for a natural look that lasts.

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Tip of the Week

Posted by: smilie on Thursday/December 22/2005 - 04:32 AM
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Clear up breakouts on your back or arms with a body wash that contains salicylic acid, the same acne-busting ingredient found in facial products.

More tips:


* Give new life to a too-thick foundation by applying it with a damp sponge.

* Went a little overboard with the eyeliner? Not a problem -- run a cotton swab over the line to soften the color.

* Sweeping powder shadow over pencil liner keeps it from fading or smearing.

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Look Great While Traveling

Posted by: smilie on Thursday/December 22/2005 - 04:28 AM
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Say goodbye to sweats and scrunchies! It's easy to look chic and stay comfortable while you travel. Here, 10 ways to do it.

Pick fluid fabrics. Cotton, cashmere, silk, and other moveable, breathable fabrics will keep you comfortable.

Try loose-fit jeans. Ones with a bit of Lycra for stretch will move with you and not feel too restricting.

Keep hair under control. The last thing you want on a plane or car ride is to worry about high-maintenance hair! Stick to a ponytail or quick twist secured with a barrette.

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be a real babe

Posted by: smilie on Monday/September 05/2005 - 07:04 PM
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• Keep your skincare routine simple. "Find out your skin type and then work out what is absolutely essential to care for and nourish your skin," recommends Bourke. "Toners are only needed if you have any oil flow, otherwise they're a luxury. Instead of day and night creams - buy a serum then use the cream over the top both day and night."

• Use soap-free products to prevent skin drying out. "Buy a soap-free body cleanser and use it in the bath or shower with a cleansing sponge."

• Make sure you always wear a low-irritant sunscreen and a hat when....

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Cosmetic expert explains beauty myths

Posted by: smilie on Tuesday/April 05/2005 - 03:23 PM
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Okay, you've heard that brushing your hair 100 strokes a day will make it shine. You may have even tried it.

But does it really work?

It is hard to know which beauty tips out there are true.

That's where the cosmetics cop comes in. Paula Begoun has been researching and writing about makeup, hair and skin care products for more than 25 years.

She said, "Old myths die hard, I’ll tell you. Those are the most stubborn."

We wanted to know whether some common beauty tips are myths or if they really work.

The first one, brushing your hair a hundred strokes a day. Will....

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Boost Your Beauty Confidence

Posted by: smilie on Tuesday/February 22/2005 - 11:18 PM
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This article is a joy to read - it has an interesting point of view. It gives some very meangingful, inspiring, realistic and healathy advices to "boost your beauty confidence". It points out women's desire for the "perfect" look - the outside, and then it reminds you to focus on your inner beauty.

Here's an excerpt from the article:

10 ways to learn to love your looks.

Less-than-perfect teeth? A few fine lines? Don't be so hard on yourself. Forget your "flaws" and learn to love yourself.

1. Study beauty role models. Not to wish you looked like....

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Tricks For Making Lipstick Last

Posted by: smilie on Thursday/January 27/2005 - 02:50 PM
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How do I make my lipstick last longer? I'd like a lipstick that stays with me all day. Any tips would be fantastic!

Over the years, finding a way to make lipstick last has been a daunting challenge for both women and makeup artists. Unfortunately there is no one specific method that works for everyone, but there are a few things you can try

First, make sure lips are moisturized. Chapped or flaky lips make lip color application difficult, and the color tends to flake or crack. Not a pretty picture. If you have a problem with dry lips, try buffing the lips....

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Cosmetics Safety Handbook – A Secure Application

Posted by: smilie on Tuesday/January 25/2005 - 04:19 PM
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Are cosmetics safe? It’s a question you can hear quite often these days. People are concerned about their health and that concern extends to cosmetics. Women need to follow certain guidelines when they’re applying makeup, or using any kind of cosmetics. In fact, it’s not just women now, with men’s cosmetics becoming increasingly popular. So cosmetics safety is important, and we’d like to help you out with some do’s and don’ts. Take note.

Can looking good be hazardous to your health?

Cosmetics, for the most part, don’t really pose any significant dangers. However, there are certain products that you need to be....

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FASHION FLAIR:Beauty in Harmattan

Posted by: smilie on Saturday/January 15/2005 - 04:06 PM
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Dusty wind chapped lips, dry skin, are prominent features of the Harmattan season. The weather as it is, is extremely harsh on our skin. And for you as a fashion and beauty conscious woman or man, since beauty is not particular to women alone, you should understand that when the temperature changes, so should your beauty routine. Your hair and skin react differently to cooler climates, so you need to redefine your regimen to get the results you want to see. If you want to adapt when the weather gets colder, take note of these harmattan beauty tips to keep your....

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New Year beauty tips

Posted by: smilie on Monday/January 03/2005 - 02:48 PM
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Shereen Low speaks to the experts to find out what your 2005 beauty resolutions should be.

With the New Year approaching, let's not neglect beauty regimes. We speak to the experts to find out what our 2005 resolutions should be.

Charles Worthington, celebrity stylist

Charles, whose fans include Sophie Dahl, Jodie Kidd and Rosanna Arquette and whose haircare products are sold at Boots, says: "Get regular trims every six weeks to keep split ends at bay and your style in shape.

"You should also treat dehydrated, over-styled hair to a weekly deep intensive conditioning treatment. Wrap your hair in a warm towel while the....

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Pull up a chair for salon-style skin care in your home

Posted by: smilie on Monday/September 20/2004 - 03:47 PM
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Beauty-care companies offer microdermabrasion kits you can use in your own bathroom for less money and none of the inconvenience of a doctor's visit.

Many of the products come with the cosmetic version of an orbital sander -- a battery-operated resurfacing tool; others require that you use your fingers to do the buffing.

Our testers loved these kits and achieved nice results after the first few uses. But be cautious: People with sensitive or acne-prone skin may need to use the products less often than the instructions indicate. (Our testers with acne-prone skin experienced breakouts.) And some people shouldn't use them at....

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Women choose: convenience or prevention

Posted by: smilie on Thursday/September 16/2004 - 03:04 PM
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Imagine being a female -- in what you think is a monogamous relationship -- going to your gynecologist for a routine checkup and your quarterly contraceptive injection. Now imagine that you've just been diagnosed with an STD. Think this would never happen? Think again.

Recent discoveries done by the National Institutes of Health, University of North Carolina and Johns Hopkins University show that females who use birth control through an injection are at a higher risk of contracting sexually transmitted diseases than those who take it in another form -- either the patch, the birth control pill or the faithful condom.


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Beauty Tips

Posted by: smilie on Monday/September 13/2004 - 12:38 PM
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On a recent plane trip my family had plenty of opportunity to try out the Clinique Moisture Surge Face Spray, which kept our dried-out skin feeling fresh - though somewhat dripping when we overdid it.

The face spray contains "bio-activated aloe water" - whatever that means - a "potent skin firming agent" and soothing chamomile and vitamin E (so don't think it's just water!). The spray is good to use when your skin feels tired and dry from air-conditioning or heating. Be careful and spray it from a sufficient distance so you only get a mist of the stuff, otherwise it....

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Posted by: smilie on Thursday/September 09/2004 - 03:00 PM
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ALWAYS make sure your bosom is suitably tanned - there's nothing worse than a pasty white cleavage. You can always cheat with a bit of fake tan.

Get the right support to show off your chest at its best. If you have a small bust try a push-up bra for a curve-enhancing cleavage. Ample curves should be reined in or heaved up but never allowed to drop south. Try for push-up bras in larger sizes.

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Give yourself spa treatment at home

Posted by: smilie on Wednesday/September 01/2004 - 03:16 PM
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If you don't happen to have an extra $70 to enjoy a day at the spa, don't sweat it. There are a lot of ways you can be a penny-pincher and still pamper yourself.

Salt rub: You can pay as much as $30 for a 16-ounce jar of Salt Rub by Origins, or make your own for about a dollar. Find a nice container (a small glass jar with a tight-fitting lid works well) and fill it three-quarters full with Epsom salt. Now, slowly mix in either almond oil or baby oil and stir until the mixture looks like wet....

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