Save Money On Beauty Products: Looking Good The Natural Way

Of course, you want to look good, but you don’t need to spend a fortune on beauty products. We all have those moments in front of the mirror when we feel dissatisfied with the way we look but don’t cover up your face with layers of makeup when there are natural ways to enhance your beauty. Unconvinced? Read on to find out more (and save yourself a ton of money).



Make a beeline for the honey

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We have the bees to thank for this luxurious way to enhance the look and feel of our skin. Using raw honey (not the processed stuff filling up the store shelves), make a face mask that will give your face a beautiful warm glow. Simply rub a little honey between your fingertips, then apply it to every area of your face. Lie back, and bask in the feel of the honey as it gets to work on your skin. After around ten minutes, get up and rinse your face with warm water, and pat dry with a soft towel. Your face will look and feel great due to honey’s natural healing properties.

A honey face mask may even knock a few years off your weathered looks as it contains antioxidants that are perfect for slowing down the aging process. Those who suffer from acne will benefit as well, due to honey’s antibacterial properties. So, thank the bees for a job well done. In this instance, there is no sting in the tail!

Go bananas with your hair

There are loads of beauty products on the shelves for maintaining the luster of your hair. You could even opt for a hairspray wig, particularly if you have dry or damaged hair. However, there are natural ways to mend your hair, so the next time you are in the supermarket, we recommend you add eggs and bananas to your shopping basket.

Simply form a paste using one egg and a mashed up banana. Mix them together, and apply the paste to your hair. Leave it on for around twenty minutes, and these wonderful foods will add moisture to your hair, giving you a wonderful shine and making the top of your head feel great.

Moisturise with oranges

 

 

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Oranges offer many health benefits, but they are also a great way to soften the hardened skin on your elbows and knees. Simply cut one in half and rub it over the dry patches on your skin. Voila! Your skin will feel softer, and you will have given yourself an orange tan to boot! Warning: insects will love the smell of your skin too, so we advise you to wash over the sticky residue before you become an impromptu fruit salad for tempted beasties!

Oranges are not the only fruit

There are tropical fruits we have heard of, such as the oranges above, and some we haven’t. The cupuacu fruit is something we had never heard of, until now! Apparently, it tastes like a mixture of bananas and pears, which sounds absolutely delicious. However, other than making a wonderful breakfast option, the fruit offers some fantastic ways to look after your hair and skin. Cupuacu contains natural ingredients to smooth and soften your hair, hydrate your skin, as well as many other benefits. Follow this link about cupuacu butter to find out more about this seemingly magical fruit and how it could help you.

Exfoliate with olive oil

Don’t buy an expensive body scrub from the local beauty shop. Instead, use this effective mixture of olive oil and sea salt. Mix a 2 to 1 ratio of the olive oil and sea salt, and rub the mixture into your skin to get rid of any dead skin cells. Your skin will feel smoother, and you will have saved yourself a lot of money by using something you probably already have in your kitchen cupboard.

Solve your itchy scalp problems

Dandruff is an embarrassing problem many of us have to deal with, and there are many shampoos on the market that promise to fix the problem. However, we have a little trick you might find useful. There are already tea tree oil shampoos on the store shelves, but add a couple of drops of tea tree oil into your regular shampoo, and moisturize your scalp. Regular treatment should remove those pesky dry flakes, reducing the risk of those awkward moments when somebody asks you if it has been snowing recently.

Crush a grape

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Another natural recipe for your skin, and one that can enhance your tired complexion. Simply crush a handful of grapes and mix them with a couple of tablespoons of white flour. Apply the paste to your face, and leave for around ten minutes. Wash it off with warm water, and marvel at the results when you look into the mirror.


Despite the smell…

A beauty tip that may not be the most fragrant on this list, but it is one you may find useful. This one is for those of us with brittle nails that are at constant risk of breaking all the time. Chop up some fresh garlic and add it to your nail polish. Leave the mixture to sit for about a week before applying to your nails. The garlic will harden and strengthen your nails, but we know what you are thinking. What about the smell? Don’t worry; you won’t fend off potential suitors as the smell will wear off after only a short time. Hint: great for keeping away vampires too!

Care for yourself

Store bought, and natural beauty products are only part of the battle in looking good. You can do yourself a favor by looking after yourself on a daily basis as part of your beauty regime. Eating a healthy diet and taking plenty of exercises will ensure you look and feel good. Get rid of skin destroying bad habits such as smoking, and get plenty of beauty sleep to reduce the risks of bags under your eyes. You are beautiful, on the inside and out, so care for yourself in all aspects of your life.

The Forever Fashionista: Staying Stylish For Longer

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When you are young, it is a lot easier to be stylish. Some women don’t even have to follow any trends because clothes look great on them regardless. Due to your slim physique and glowing skin, there is nothing young ladies can’t pull off. Sadly, it doesn’t stay this way forever. As we age, clothes start to lose their appeal and look less and less fashionable. To some women, this is an excuse to lower their standards and give in to the aging process. However, getting older doesn’t have to be the end of the line. You see, it is possible to stay fashionable forever (Jane Fonda) as long as you know the tricks of the trade. As luck would have it, you can find a selection of tips underneath.

 

Communicate With Clothing

 

Fashion experts believe there is more to clothing than meets the eye. Sure, there is no denying that the right outfit has an aesthetic appeal. But, it also says a lot about your character and personality. The best outfits speak, metaphorically, to the people around you and say something about you as a person. It may be that you’re not afraid to try new styles, or that you’re strong and confident. Whatever it is, the message is crucial and there is no need to lose it as you age. It may change with time, but it should still be there on the outside for everyone to see and feel.

 

Get The Right Fit

 

Being a young woman, it is hard to imagine a time when you can’t pick anything off the rack and head to the checkout. As such, lots of women don’t understand how the fit of the clothing impacts the overall outfit. Unfortunately, this is a huge mistake because the fit is the most important rule to follow, especially with. Not to be rude, but women’s bodies change as they age, so wearing tight clothes may not be the best option. Still, no one wants to wear baggy clothes that make them seem as if they are at a sleepover. The key is to find a fit that accentuates your top features, yet covers the ones you don’t want people to see.

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Opt For Elegance

 

It is rare to come across fashion for women over 60 guides that don’t promote this angle. And, there is a good reason: it is a great look for older women. What you ‘lose’ as you age, you make up for in class. Think of your style like a fine wine which only gets better with time. Instead of shunning it, you need to embrace the change and use it as your secret weapon. After all, there is nothing classier than a woman with elegance and grace. A tip: think like a royal. Royal women like the Duchess of Cambridge have to dress in a certain way when they are in public. So, she is a perfect example of everyday elegance, and she is in her thirties, too.

 

Practice Makes Perfect

 

Because it is harder to nail a trend at the first attempt, it is a good idea to try things before revealing them to the public. For example, you may want to wear a new dress to a dinner party. If that is the case, sport the dress on a night out beforehand to gauge people’s reaction. At the end of the evening, you will be able to tell if it is a big hit or a lead balloon. All you have to do then is take the feedback into consideration and rethink your plans. Or, try it on at home before you take the tags off and own it forever. Sometimes, it is easy to twist your arm into buying an item that you don’t like. By trying it on at home, it acts like a second, first opinion.

 

Accessorize

 

Whether you are 18 or 80, accessories make a world of difference. The reason they are important is that they are subtle. Small in stature, their impact is massive as they offset any look perfectly. Of course, you need to choose correctly to get the ultimate results, but that isn’t too hard if you do some research. A word of warning, though: don’t go overboard. It is tempting to wear a mixture of watches, necklaces, and earrings, but this isn’t a good idea. Too many items add clutter and take away from the outfit. The trick is to use accessories sparingly.

 

Follow these tips and you never have to worry about your style.

How To Apply Foundation Like A Pro Makeup Artist

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We all know how important foundation is to the way our makeup turns out, yet many women still get by with the cakey, mask-like layer that they’ve always been wearing. After a little shopping around, you’ll find a wide range of more lightweight foundations, which could soon have you totally converted. Here, we’ll list just a few tips for finding your perfect foundation and applying it like a pro makeup artist.

Find the Right Color

When you’re shopping around for foundation, test different samples on your jawline, and then check it by turning into the light. If it disappears in the light, or gets pretty close, without any blending, then you’ve found your perfect color. Obviously, doing this at your local drug store can be very hard. If you can’t afford to splash out on your foundation, try going to a department store and asking a beauty advisor to help you pick out the perfect color, and then ask for a sample you can take with you. Then, you can go straight to the drug store, and look for the closest match possible. Color counts for a lot when it comes to foundation, so start off by fine-tuning the one you’re using.

Swipe It On the Right Way

If you’re going for just a little coverage, then it’s best to apply your foundation with your fingertips. If you want wider coverage, then move onto a sponge. It can take a while to find a sponge that’s perfect for your preferences, so shop around for these as well. When it comes to day-to-day use, dab small amounts of foundation only where you need to cover blemishes, subdue redness, or even out the T-zone. Minq has a handy guide on covering blemishes. If you want that airbrushed finish, blend makeup all over, including the eye area, starting from the inside and working out.

Start Using Luminous Powder

A lot of women are turned off by the idea of luminous powder, but don’t worry! You don’t have to deal with the older matte versions, that will drain the radiance from your face. There are now many translucent powders on the market these days, such as this RCMA powder. These products will reflect the light, and give your skin a nice, subdued glow rather than a garish shine. When applying these, start with your hairline on one side, go down your cheekbone, up the bridge of your nose, back down the other cheek, and finish on the opposite hairline.

Leave Concealer Until Last

If you’re in the habit of applying concealer before foundation, then you’re probably using more than you need. The foundation helps to keep your concealer free of creases and imperfections. Try to go for a light concealer in a tone just a touch lighter than your skin. If you go too light, it will look fake. However, if you find concealer just a shade lighter than your perfect foundation tone, and use it sparingly, it will blend beautifully with the rest of your makeup.

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