Tag: Beauty

Skincare Tips To Feel Youthful

Women have always cared about their looks. I remember my mother and grandmother having discussions about their facial creams and eye serums. It’s true: we women don’t want to face the fact of aging, therefore we want to keep our skin looking as youthful as possible for the longer time. And, since our skin is the main traitor showing our health state and age, women constantly look for products, foods and positive habits to keep skin clean, refreshed and youthful. Not only the genes, but also a balanced diet, sports and knowledge of how to look after your skin makes it look good. There are a couple of simple tips to help your skin look fresh and youthful.

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1. Anti-aging foods

If you want to have elastic and youthful skin, your diet has to be full of vitamins and proteins. Eating beans, berries, fish, spinach, nuts and kale will definitely help your skin look better.

2. Sleeping on silk

If you do not have silk bed clothing yet, it could be relatively expensive to purchase the whole set. Yet is recommended to sleep at least on a pillow which is in a silk pillowcase. Sleeping on a silk pillowcase is also recommended in order to have healthy hair.

3. Glasses and sunglasses

It is recommended to get good prescription glasses (if you need them) in order to avoid wrinkles around the eyes. Squinting makes tiny eye wrinkles appear faster.

Besides, don’t forget to purchase a pair of good summer glasses. It could be a good idea to purchase sunglasses before the summer has come, since sunglasses are a little cheaper when the season has not come yet.

4. Serum

It could be a good idea to get an eye serum or anti-dark circle pencil for your eyes. The skin around your eyes is very thin, therefore if you experience a lot of stress and do not sleep enough, it could be a good idea to spoil your the skin around your eyes from time to time. Even if you are only in your twenties.

Written using sources of allwomenstalk.com

Inexpensive Gifts For Your Girlfriends

Are you on a tight budget, yet you are invited to a friend’s birthday party? If you are, it could be a good idea to personalize your gift and make the gift yourself, or buy something nice. We’ve got you covered!

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Handmade Jewelry

If your friend is a fashionista with her own style, you can buy some gems or beads and create a necklace or bracelet. They’re easy-to-make and unique.

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Bottle of Wine

Who doesn’t like wine? It’s a classic and very chic gift.  A bottle of wine usually doesn’t cost a lot, and if you’ve got a spare minute, you can also nicely decorate the bottle (get some inspiration here).

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A book

If your friend loves to read and get inspired, grab a book! Usually novels, stories and photo-albums are not very expensive. Yet before purchasing a book, you have to figure out what she likes.

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Candles

Candles, as well as candle holders, are probably one of the most romantic gifts. You can purchase a nice, long-lasting candle in such stores as H&M for around 50DKK! The ones from H&M not only create a romantic atmosphere, but also make your room smell really fresh.

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Framed photos and collages

If you have some nice pictures with your friend, it could be a good idea to print and frame it as a birthday present. You can also make a simple collage and use it as a main picture.  It’s a good idea if you’ve known her for a long time and share a lot of memories together.

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Cake or muffins

If you are on a budget and have a couple of eggs, some flour, butter and chocolate or fruit inside your fridge, be creative and bake her a birthday cake! It is relatively easy, and not such a time-consuming task.

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Bath products or cosmetics

Admit it, we all love nice-smelling bath goodies. For those on a low budget, you can find relatively cheap sets in  The Body Shop (50+75DKK) Another option is to buy some products online; for example: the Yves Rocher shop sells inexpensive, good quality products.

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It’s also a good idea to get her a birthday card (or make one yourself!), telling her that you appreciate her a lot, that she makes your life better/more interesting, and so forth.  Yet the one thing to remember is that it does not matter what you choose, as long as you do it with your heart! 

Get Healthy Hair Now

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When I used up the last drops of my favourite shampoo, it felt like a disaster as I had bought the shampoo during my study trip overseas, and it was nowhere to be found here in Denmark. Of course, a search on Ebay provided me with several possibilities, except that the price was four times higher than the initial price of the product. So, I began my long search for a proper replacement. Back then, I had a rather stressful time at work and with studies, which caused my hair to fall out. I would find my hair everywhere in the apartment, and brushing felt like torture. I decided to find another way – go through my fridge. My mother always told me that it is always best to use the gifts of nature instead of chemistry, and I had a chance to test it myself. These are the ingredients that I use:

1 egg yolk

2 table spoons olive oil

1 tea spoon almond oil

1 tea spoon honey

Just mix all the ingredients together until even and apply to a slightly moist hair, massaging the mask into the roots. Next, take a shower cap and leave the mask for 1-2 hours for a better result. You should not wash out the mask with hot water or you’ll make an omelette in your hair- and that is the only disadvantage of this mask. Egg yolk contains lecithin, amino acids, as well as vitamins A, B, E, magnesium, potassium and phosphorus that nourishes and strengthens your hair. Almond oil, rich with E and F vitamins, makes your hair glossy and soft, and prevents the end from splitting. Likewise, olive oil nourishes your hair and stimulates growth and repair. Last, but not least is honey. We all know it, and have used it as a remedy for illnesses for a long time. Honey is also a remedy for the hair as well, renewing the natural structure of your hair and strengthening it.

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Personally, I have used this mask 2-3 times a week for a last couple of months. After a month, I noticed that my hair stopped falling out, became glossy and the ends stopped splitting. My hair is easier to comb and looks healthy and beautiful. Of course, there are other factors which influence the growth and health of your hair. If you combine the procedure with a healthy diet filled with natural oils and vitamins, such as from avocados, nuts or meat, it will strengthen your hair both from the inside and the outside. On the other hand, nourishing your hair from the outside has its own advantages and clear visual results.

Hair Trends For 2013

Feeling like changing something in your looks? Changing your hairstyle (or a haircolor) can add a lot to your looks.

There are specific hairstyles making it big in 2013, and then there are groupings of styles or themes that really make a broader impact , earning the label of hair trends for 2013. The following are a certainly must have that suits your style and needs this year.

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Bob hairstyles

In 2013, bob hairstyles are making their mark. They’re sprouting up on model influencers – from Karlie Kloss to Edie Campbell and Aline Weber – appearing in chin length, fringed versions as well as longer bobs that brush the shoulders. The short hair cut of 2013, the bob is back in a versatile and modern way.

When the time is right and you need a change, there’s nothing quite as liberating as chopping off your hair into a bob. This process of renewal leaves you feeling fresh – courtesy both the change in style and the dead ends left lying on the salon floor. In 2013 the bob again surfaces as a trend – both with a fringe / bangs and without. So if you’re after a new hairstyle for 2013 and beyond, and want to brave the bob, this may just be the time.

 

Long hair

At the other end of the extreme when it comes to haircuts in 2013: ultra long hair. Away from the bob, this is the best way for a hair cut to make a big impact. The trend on the runways suggests a hair length that just reaches or covers the breasts, since the look hints at something a little mythological (think ancient goddesses and mermaids) – anything longer starts to cross over into medieval maiden territory and begins to lose its raw sex-appeal.

Very long hair in 2013 can be cut in two main ways: blunt, or layered. The truth is that either can work equally well. If your hair is straight and all one length, a blunt will mean you can work both a straight, sleek look and a more textured one.

If you have some shorter layers  you’ve still got the right foundations for an on-trend long hairstyle. Since a lot of runway looks use extensions to achieve the right length (meaning there will always be some shorter, natural layers showing through) and because the most on-trend styles for long hair are the ones with plenty of volume and texture, it doesn’t matter if your hair is cut with some layers.

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That said, the long 2013 hair cut isn’t one you want to thin out too much – remember it’s best with volume and texture – so the most on-trend way to have it cut is with a few choppy layers, not completely layered all over.

Whether side parted, center-parted, curled or straight, it’s worth knowing a few basic textured hairstyles for long hair.

Textured side part hair

Spotted on the runway at Calvin Klein, this spring 2013 hairstyle for long hair is textured without being too grungy or too messy. You can find out how to create this textured side part hair – which is great for either day or night – by following the link to our tutorial.

Easy bed head hair

This messy bed hair is so simple to create, you can literally roll out and bed and be looking amazing in just a few minutes. Perfect as as style for long hair, though also great for mid-length hair, you can follow the easy bedhead hair how to guide at that link.

Fringe / bangs

From grungy, ‘indie’ bags to more slick interpretations; the fringe has been lingering on the hair trends list for several years running. In spring 2013 and beyond a hairstyle with fringe / bangs is still an option for those wanting a new haircut. Follow the link for more details about wearing a fringe in 2013.

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There are specific hairstyles making it big in 2013, and then there are groupings of styles or themes that really make a broader impact – earning them the label of hair trends for 2013. Below you can find a round-up of those key hair trends shaping 2013. Follow the links to each for more detail.

Side part hairstyles

True, side part hairstyles are always around. The question is in which specific styles to opt for and how to create them in 2013. Follow the link to find out more about side part hair as a trend in 2013.

Wet look hair

Wet look hairstyles were huge on the runway last year, and yet they’ve maintained their presence for 2013. Key styles to try this time around are the oceanic goddess hairstyle seen on the Alberta Ferretti catwalk, and the textured wet ponytail spotted at Reed Krakoff: the ideal evolutions of gelled, wet look hair to take you into spring 2013.

Low ponytails

It’s a trend you can’t miss: ponytails that sit low to the nape of the neck. As a 2013 hair trend, the low ponytail takes on many forms: loose and messy, neat and tight, sometimes with a unique twist or two. The common theme is to keep it low. Follow the link for the types of low ponytail that are popular amongst 2013′s hairstyles.

Half tuck hairstyle

One of the simplest ways to make a hairstyle statement in 2013, the half-tucked hairstyle mixes it up just enough to keep it interesting. Add some accessories for a truly stand-out look. Follow the link for more.

1960s hairstyles

Big, bouffant, feminine and sexy: 2013 brings a number of 1960s inspired hairstyles that’ll have you reaching for your minidress and false lashes. Breaking out of the pattern for all things effortless, these styles may take a bit of backcombing and hairspray – but they’re more than worth it. Read about the trend towards 1960s hair at that link.

Hair trend: tomboy hair

For fall 2012 a range of boyish hairstyles flew onto the radar, inspired by the androgynous fashions on the runway. Our round-up of tomboy hairstyles serves equally well into 2013, so from trend reports to tutorials – follow the link to read them all.

More detailed info can be found on the following link which gives techniques and ideas that suit everyone’s need to stay in touch with present fashion news : http://www.fashionising.com

Glitz & Gloss – All About Nail Polish

My mom always used to say that your nails and shoes tell people who you are. It was not until I slowly started to build up my nail polish collection, it dawned on me – my mom, after all, was right. From then on I can’t help but notice everyone’s hands, shape of their nails, and, most importantly, their nail polish. You would be surprised how much nail polish can tell about one’s personality, life style, and, in some cases, even mood.

Knowing the importance of skin care products and skin care routine, I thought I would tell you how to take a proper care of your nails, and transform them to a stylish detail, complimenting your outfit.

Firstly, it is important to take care of your hands, so hand-cream is a must. If you are too lazy, or forgetful, it helps to keep a tube on your night stand. My go-to cream at the moment is extra-moisturizing lavender one from Crabtree&Evelyne.

Secondly, cuticle care is also very important, since it not only moisturizes your skin around the nail, but helps with nail growth and strength. I like to use natural oils, simple olive oil would work wonders, but I prefer something a little lighter, than an olive oil, so Pro Nails Cuticle oil works as a treat.

Then the last step before applying nail polish, is to find a good base coat, since that not only helps your nails to grow, but it saves them from staining if you use darker or more pigmented colors. You can choose ones which promise to help your nail growth, the ridge filling one, or just the one you, or rather your nails, prefer the most. My suggestion would be SPA rituals lacquer lock, which helps your nail polish to stay in place during a busy day.

And now you are ready to paint a nail color onto your nails. Which color and which nail polish brand you choose, it is completely up to you, you can choose it according the occasion, mood or to accentuate one or another detail in your outfit. And then you should remember to seal your nail polish with a top coat, there you can choose to use a regular one, which adds shine and protects polish from chipping, or you could use the effect ones, such as Zoya Fleck effects or Essie Lux effects, if you are out to a party.

If you need a nail polish which would help you to nail a job interview, you might want to consider a matte effect, e.g. one from Gosh, which helps you to create sophisticated, but not shiny in your face kind of look.

Modern Solutions For Having Healthy Looking Skin

Did the harsh weather temper with your skin again? Do you have a hard time tempering with your skin ? Do you wish you would have some kind of extra help to maintain your skin clear, glowing and healthy looking? Then I promise reading this won’t be a waste of your time.

As we all women want to look beautiful at all time we should take into consideration that we live in the 21st century. Not saying that the old remedies don’t work, but they don’t work as  fast and efficient as a modern woman wants. Therefore I am going to be completely modernist and say: let me open the window to innovation and let you on some products that were tested and proven positive a numerous amount of times.

The first wonder product is Zineryt. It is a combination of two old and reliable remedies for acne, the antibiotic erythromycin and the nutrient zinc, in a convenient lotion form. It is not as fast acting as some other combination treatments for acne, but it’s inexpensive, has few side  effects, and usually gets rid of about 2/3 of blemishes in 3 months or less even if you don’t do anything else. But there are very simple things you can do to get rid of the other 1/3 of your acne blemishes with little effort and very little money while Zineryt is doing its work. Again it depends on the type of skin and how bad the condition you have is , in order to be estimated how it works.

The second wonder product is from Clinique’s Acne Solutions Clear Skin System. It is simple, scientific and efficient. It works in this way: Gentle exfoliation opens clogged pores and evicts acne-causing bacteria. Medicated ingredients rush in, to accelerate the treatment. Just cleanse, exfoliate and moisturize twice a day. This will make your skin clear and healthy looking or how they say you get your money back .

The 3rd and which in my opinion is the crown  jewel of acne treatments is presented by the French cosmetics firm  La Roche Posay which presents 2 fantastic products: Effaclar DUO Dual Action Acne Treatment and Effaclar Purifying Foaming Gel Daily use facial cleanser for oily skin.These 2 products work efficiently for cleansing, repairing and maintaining the skin healthy and beautiful. Although a bit pricy it is a good investment.

Effaclar Duo Patent is a combination of Micronized Benzoyl Peroxide [5.5%] that reduces acne and Micro-exfoliating LHA [0.4%] which exfoliates and evens the texture. As seen in the published clinical study of the June dermatology journal issue of Cutis.

It gives results in only 3 days. Dual action treatment reduces the number and severity of breakouts, improves pore size and provokes minimal irritation. Apply all over face one to three times daily depending on how severe the condition is.

Likewise Effaclar DUO has won the following Awards:

2012 Allure Best of Beauty Award Winner: Acne Treatment

2012 All You Best Beauty Buys: Acne Treatment

2011 Allure Best of Beauty Award Winner: Acne Treatment

2011 Real Beauty Gold Star Awards: Best Face Products