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More Shaving Tips

There are lots of things you can do to improve your results when you shave your legs to make them beautiful.

First, consider safety. Do not share razors with anyone. Use a clean razor and maintain it well. Change the blades as often as recommended. Shave on clean freshly washed skin to avoid infection and reduce irritation. Another thing that is important is to be careful not to “over shave”, by running your razor over the same area over and over (especially your armpits).

Us a moisturizer or other lubricant such as shaving cream or gel when shaving your legs. Use a gentle upward motion going against the direction of the hair growth to get the closest shave. Be careful if you have a habit of propping up your leg on the side of the shower so that you can avoid accidents.

When shaving your bikini area, and have a tendency to get those awful red bumps as a result of shaving there are several things you can do. Try using an electric razor that doesn’t shave quite so close. Or, there are several products you can use such as “Zero Bumps” that you can apply immediately after shaving to calm down irritated sensitive skin and ovoid the bumps. Keep other bikini hair trimmed as well.

If you want to avoid shaving all together, you can consider laser hair removal, but it only works on dark hair (forget blonde or gray hairs), and it can be expensive.

October 7, 2009   Comments Off

Adjust Your Beauty Attitude

True beauty comes from within. It really does. Look deep inside yourself and work on your inner beauty. Start by thinking about your attitude. How do you look outward? Do you have a positive outlook? A positive attitude will radiate positively . Make the most of who you are, and be happy with yourself.

Make sure that in addition to feeding your body with healthy food that you also feed your mind. Learn as much as you can, whenever you can. Take up a hobby or find something that interests you, that you enjoy doing, and strive to do it to the best of your ability. Never stop pushing to improve yourself.

Your inner beauty will reflect outwardly in an infectious way, and make you more attractive to others. People are naturally drawn toward positive happy people. Be one yourself and see how attractive you really are!

September 16, 2009   Comments Off

Beauty Tips for your Body

It’s amazing how many women don’t get any real exercise. The excuses are endless – it’s hard, don’t have time, it hurts my knees, I don’t have enough energy, I can’t afford a gym membership, yadda yadda yadda! Excuses!

I finally got back to a regular exercise routine after a hiatus of a couple of years. I have lost six pounds and hit has made a tremendous difference in my overall appearance. You wouldn’t think six pounds could make such a big difference, but it does. It’s more than the weight though. I am more toned all over.

At first it was really hard. The first two weeks I wanted to quit every day. I tried to give myself realistic goals and commit to moderate exercising at least 3 times a week. After three weeks, it began to get easier. I still notice that the first 5-6 minutes of exercising are also hard and I feel tired. But after 10 minutes or so, the endorphins kick in and I could now go on for an hour – and sometimes I do! It’s fantastic.

Just get sweaty. Sweat feels good. The shower you get afterward feels even better. So quit making excuses for yourself and just force yourself to do it. You WON’T regret it at all. Commit to making it part of your regular beauty routine.

July 8, 2009   Comments Off

Quick Summer Pool Makeup Tips

If you’re heading to the pool for an afternoon, you want to look as fabulous as ever, and you don’t want to end up with raccoon eyes as your mascara and other makeup runs down your face from pool water, or just sweat even if you’re not swimming!

Start by keeping makeup at the pool to a minimum, but that doesn’t mean you have to go bare faced. Skip the foundation and the blush. Use a waterproof eye pencil and mascara. Next, use some all day lip color that will not wash off in the water. These all day lip colors are the greatest beauty invention ever, in my book! A beautiful lady never goes anywhere without at LEAST her lipstick! Above all, be sure to put your sunscreen on before you leave the house because even a few minutes of sun exposure on your skin can cause permanent damage that adds up over time. Do not make the common mistake of waiting until you get to the pool to apply your sunscreen.

May 20, 2009   Comments Off

How to get a Great Shave

For silky smooth legs, there are several things you can do. Start by using shaving cream. Not only will it help lubricate your legs and soften your skin making shaving easier; it also helps you see where you have already shaved so that you don’t miss any spots. If you don’t have shaving cream handy, hair conditioner works well too, and is a better alternative to using soap as a shaving lubricant.

Use a good razor and be sure to change it out frequently to keep it fresh and sanitary. Take your time to avoid nicks and cuts. Be very cautious when holding up your leg to get a better look so that you don’t fall or slip in the shower. This is the most common shower accident and often happens while shaving.

Next, as soon as you step out of the shower, towel off and grab the lotion to moisturize. Doing this immediately, will help retain the moisture that is currently in your skin from being fresh out of the water. Do it immediately and you’ll have longer lasting results of softer skin and smooth silky legs.

May 6, 2009   Comments Off

Grab the Garnish!

So, you’re out on a date and you ordered the fajitas and those onions were delicious! Now you have spicy dinner breath. Soon your date will be coming to a close and you are anticipating a good night kiss, but wait! After dinner you realize that you are all out of breath mints! You want your kiss to taste as good as you look. What to do in a pinch? Quick, grab the garnish. Chew a little sprig of parsley and it will help freshen your mouth.

April 29, 2009   Comments Off

Makeup Tips for Cancer Patients

Most people know about hair loss during chemotherapy, but some do not realize that also includes loss of your eyebrows and eyelashes. There is quite a bit you can do to make yourself look better under those conditions, and when you look better, you’ll feel better. In fact, there is an entire website dedicated to just that. It’s called, “Look Better Feel Better.org” You can see some before and after makeovers at that link. They have a special program video to give more specific tips on hair and makeup so that it will look natural.

November 24, 2008   1 Comment

Beauty Sleep Part 2

If you are really interested in getting that beauty sleep then here are a few tips to get you going that will affect the quality of your sleep. To get the best out of your sleep it is important to have a set routine, which means going to bed and getting up at roughly the same time everyday, which also includes on weekends. This means you won’t feel as tired when you do have a late night, and your body will be healthy and refreshed as a result.

On top of a steady routine make sure you get the right amount of sleep. This is something that will vary from person to person, and usually gets less as we get older. On average we need around 7 or 8 hours a night, but try to find the amount that is right for you and stick to that. You might even find sleeping for a lot longer has the opposite effect of leaving you refreshed!

To improve the quality of your sleep you should also avoid snacking before you go to bed, reduce your stress and worry levels by making a note of the things that worry you, and avoid drinking alcohol. By following these steps you will hopefully be on the way to experiencing more quality sleep, and therefore more time for your body to work at making you look beautiful!

guest post by vgal!

October 29, 2008   Comments Off

Your Beauty Sleep is Important!

Everyone has heard of the term ‘beauty sleep’ though only a small number of us ever really bother to understand the facts behind the claim. Some people swear by their beauty sleep, but what is the science behind this? The idea is not that you can go to night looking one way and wake up as a much more beautiful person – miracles like that just don’t happen. But it will make you look more healthy and the best you can.

The effects of sleep deprivation are clear to see on anyone’s face: they will appear tired, their skin will be duller, there will be bags under their eyes, and all of these will be easy to see. Not only this, but poor sleep will sometimes affect weight loss, as well as increasing levels of stress. Beauty sleep will make your skin brighter and reduce all of these effects.

So what is the science behind these claims? First, sleep helps our bodies to produce growth hormones and reduce stress hormones, which is essential for fat loss. Stress hormones will often increase our appetite, meaning that if we don’t get the sleep we need to reduce these hormones it is more than likely we will be eating a lot more than usual, as well as affecting our metabolism which helps to burn off fat. Growth hormones are produced while we sleep, though this also depends on the quality of the sleep we are getting. We need a really deep sleep to feel the full benefits, after which these growth hormones will begin to negate the effects of excess stress hormones as well as repairing our bodies.

So how can we get this beauty sleep? Continue reading next week for some more tips on waking up beautiful ….. Beauty Sleep Part 2

guest post by vgal!

October 22, 2008   Comments Off

Beauty Tip: Bad Breath Check

Is sweet breath part of your beauty package? You better believe it. A huge source of bad breath comes from not flossing your teeth! You can brush religiously, and scrape that tongue, but if you do not floss then forget it! Food particles stuck in there literally decay for days. You know how rotting food smells. If you don’t believe me, and you are not a regular flosser, floss between your teeth and then smell your floss. Eww!!

But what’s the best way to give your breath a quick check? Most people try huffing into their cupped hand and sniffing it. That might give you a clue, but not likely. The best way to check for bad breath is to lick the back of your hand and smell it. Don’t try this at the dinner table if you’re on a date though. Save it for when you are in the bathroom checking various other things like brocolli in your teeth and whether you got your panty lines smoothed out. Make sure you wash your hand too. If your breath is hanus, beg some mints from other gals in the bathroom, or chew on a sprig of parsley to freshen up in an emergency.

October 1, 2008   Comments Off

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