If your BBF is a sucker for vintage chic then she will adore these retro style hairdryers from Corioliss. Light weight, and pretty to look at, these fabulous floral hairdryers are lovely and portable making them a great gift for girls on the go.
Why we love them:
They come with their own baby blue leather protective case, so they’re perfect for ladies who love things to look neat and tidy. No trailing wires to be seen. Bliss.
We do Vintage we do Beauty!
WONDERING how to get that healthy sun-kissed glow on your cheeks? It’s amazing what a bit of blush, bronzer and highlighter can do to accentuate, slim and define your features.
Map Your Face!
Blush, bronzing and highlighting is all about location, location, location. Knowing where to apply these products is essential for achieving a sculpted and defined look.
Knowing where to apply what product where is key to giving your face the “lift” it needs.
Bronzing / Contouring
For beginners, make a “fish-lips face” by sucking in your cheeks to find the hollows of your cheek. Using a small fluffy powder brush or one that is elongated, buff the product into the hollow of your cheek in circular motions. Don’t go too heavy and make sure to buff away the harsh lines – you want a subtle indentation, not a full-on dark line.
Other places that you can contour include your jaw-line, the sides of your nose for a slimmer nose, your temples, as well as cleavage.
Blush is great for revitalising complexion that is dull, helping you look fresh-faced and alert.
Start applying from the apples of your cheeks and buff upwards toward the tip of your ear. It should be applied above the contour of your cheekbones and below the highlight. Rounding it off to emphasize the apples of your cheeks makes for a beautiful glow.
Apply blush above the contour of your cheekbones and below the highlight.
Highlighting Using a small fluffy brush, sweep the lighter-than-your-skin-tone powder across the top of your cheek-bones above your blush area, on the bridge of your nose, across the tip of your chin, on the crescent of your lip, below your brow arch; and if you don’t have oily skin, across the middle of your forehead.
Using a small fluffy brush, sweep the lighter-than-your-skin-tone powder across the top of your cheek-bones above your blush area, on the bridge of your nose, across the tip of your chin, on the crescent of your lip, below your brow arch; and if you don’t have oily skin, across the middle of your forehead.
Beautifully shaped eyebrows with a nice arch are an important part of a polished look. When done well, eyebrow shaping calls attention to your eyes, frames them, and makes them appear more open.
- • It’s easy to make mistakes when you do it yourself. The most common mistake is over-tweezing into a thin, high, rounded eyebrow that gives your face a permanently surprised look.
- • Another common mistake of do-it-yourselfers is creating an unflattering fish-hook shape where the thickest part of the brow gets much thinner abruptly. For people with thin, blonde eyebrows, it’s easy to take too much off the sides so the brow seems to disappear.
Don’t have your brows tweezed for free at make-up counters. The people there are make-up artists, not brow experts. They tend to make the same mistakes that people do at home.
Don’t get your brows waxed at a resort spa or with anyone whose work you haven’t seen. You don’t know how often they do it, and could end up with a disaster — badly shaped or over waxed brows that don’t grow back easily.
Find an eyebrow designer who specializes in eyebrows. A good eyebrow designer will create a brow shape that is right for your face shape and the kind of eyebrow you have to work with — light, medium or full. You can also ask someone whose brows you admire who shapes their brows. http://on.fb.me/wYvIky
Build a monthly visit to the eyebrow designer into your beauty budget, just like haircuts, color, and manicures and pedicures. It will cost anywhere from $30 for smaller cities to $120 for a celebrity eyebrow designer.
Don’t get your eyebrows waxed if you’re using a product like Accutane or Retin-A. It can take off the outer layer of skin.
Check out products that can help thin brows look fuller. Lorraine has a brow filler to fill in bare spots, and a brow shaper that looks like clear mascara and holds the full, defined brow in place. http://bit.ly/zLOzNL
Finding the Right SHAPE for your face! This can be tricky…
• If you have a round face, a high-arched, angular brow will make your face look thinner.
• Conversely, if you have a long face, a more horizontal eyebrow with an arch that is further out towards your hair line will make your face appear fuller.
• A heart-shaped or square face is balanced out by round eyebrows.
• To minimize a large nose, aim for highly arched, dark or thick eyebrows.
• Eyes will look larger with thin, angled brows.
• Rounder brows will soften a sharp or pointy chin.
• Large eyes are more proportional with thicker, dark colored brows.
• If you wear glasses, pick a pair that matches the shape of your brow, instead attempting to make your brow match the frames.
3 Simple Rules… Ideal Eyebrow Shape
The perfect eyebrow shape already in place for this drawing, showing the three lines being used in her design. Notice when someone shapes the brows correctly, the eyes are framed nicely. If the first thing you notice on someone is their eyebrows, then they’re not the right shape.
Use Your Brows to Lift Eyebrow shape can do wonders for mature women. A Higher arch gives her face an overall “lift”, while still looking stylish. But don’t start going crazy when tweezing your brows the higher the arch doesn’t mean more years are taken away.
Eyebrow Tinting Older women’s brows often tend to get gray too. So instead of using regular hair color, choose special eyebrow dye! Also Great for lashes http://bit.ly/xp9X6Q (lash tinting!) Ranges anywhere from $30-40 and lasts up to 3-4 weeks.
The Girl Next Door Clean up Small eyebrows with larger features don’t mesh well. Your face shows you can still have full brows that don’t look overgrown.
All Dolled Up Show off your beautiful eyebrow shape! Women that have lighter, smaller brows tend to get lost when they’re all made up. Add some definition and enhance the color to show off their fabulous shape, and frame your eyes!
Straight Brows Simple Yet Elegant Just because your eyebrow shape is straight doesn’t mean it has to be boring. You have to work with what you have, as this model probably was born with naturally ‘straight’ brows. So instead of working against what she has and trying to get a lot of shape, a simple arch with definition frames her face.
Good Luck… -Lorraine (Aesthetician)
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Health Benefits of Aloe Vera
I hope to enlighten you as to some of the life changing effects that aloe vera can have on you and your family.
These are just some of the aloe vera health benefits you can enjoy:
- Aloe Vera can treat gum disease
- Aloe Vera can purify the blood
- Aloe Vera is a liver detoxifier
- Aloe Vera boosts your immune system
- Aloe Vera is very effective in treating irritable bowel syndrom (IBS)
- Aloe Vera is effective in preventing heartburn
- Aloe Vera is an effective treatment for peptic ulcers
- Aloe Vera is anti inflammatory - great for arthritis
- Aloe Vera is a digestive tonic
- Aloe Vera can help you loose weight
- Aloe Vera increases energy
- Aloe Vera is anti bacterial
- Aloe Vera is anti fungal
- Aloe Vera is high in nutritional value
- Aloe Vera can reduce the signs of aging
- Aloe Vera can treat psoriasis
- Aloe Vera is an effective herpes treatment
- Aloe Vera can inhibit cancerous tumor growth
Benefits of Aloe Cream
Aloe cream is a hydrator, returning moisture to dry skin. This can be beneficial for many common skin problems, including aging. As we age, we loose hydration in the skin but aloe returns the skin to a more supple, hydrated appearance. The aloe vera is absorbed into the skin, delivering nutrients and hydration below the surface. Just as I promote aloe juice for doing your body good from the inside out, aloe lotions, creams and topicalproducts feed your body from the outside in!
Aloe vera products for the skin are also used to treat psoriasisand eczema and are often more effective than prescription creams and lotions. This is because aloe vera can stop the itchy drying flaky skin associated with these skin problems.
More recently, aloe vera has been used to treat acne. Depending on the type of acne you suffer from, pure aloe products can quickly clear up troublsome acne.
The anti fungal and anti bacterial properties in aloe vera can really help acne without drying out the skin. Dry skin is a problem with many acne treatments.
Aloe Vera Skin Care and Aging
There are many people who use aloe veraproducts daily on their face as an anti aging regime. Aloe vera while hydrating and delivering amino acids, vitamins and hydration to the skin, also tightens the skin in the same way toners do.
Overall this gives you a healthy vibrant complexion and really reduces the cell damage leaving you to look younger and fresher.
This is one of the reasons I now make my own aloe vera water! Here is my recipe!!
Aloe Vera Water Recipe
How to Make Aloe Water
I then simple stir, and put this in a water bottle and I am set to go!!
Considering that a typical aloe infused water sells for $2 this actually saves you over 35% on the cost as well.
Plus you can flavor it as you like by adding a little juice to the mix.
This is my standard aloe vera infused water recipe, and I hope you enjoy using it.