Thursday, November 18, 2010

Beauty Tips

10 Top tips for beauty (in no certain order):


1. Take care of your skin!!! Bleach/ Pluck the hairs, peel off the black heads, keep acne at bay, keep fresh with DAILY exfoliating and moisturizing!

"First, regular white sugar is the best exfoliate around. You may have heard or read about my sugar beauty tip already, but it is still my favorite and one I use it daily. Just lather up your face and body in the shower and use a handful of sugar to scrub away any dead skin cells. For a quick face firming mask, no need to spend tons of money on a fancy facial. Just open the fridge and crack open an egg. Apply the whites to the skin and let it sit for about 10 minutes. Rinse off and apply your moisturizer as usual for a fresh complexion.
 Blackheads be gone! Elmer’s Glue is just as good as a pore strip for removing blackheads from your nose. Traumatized by age spots that just won’t go away? Follow Carmindy’s tip and “Put lemon juice on age spots at night to help fade them. But never apply lemon juice to the skin right before sun exposure.”*

2. Eat properly. Drink lots of water, eat foods that are living with vitamins and nutrients. Stop feeding yourself dead food that is just turning into cellulite and poop! Exercise too!

I have a blog about food called thisisthetaste.blogspot.com. BUT there are better ones out there (http://www.thenourishinggourmet.com/;http://heavenlyhomemakers.com/;http://wholesomemommy.com/) . Main thing is, stop all proccessed food. If God made it, it's good to eat! Period! and should be eaten, BUTTER, MEAT, NUTS, FRUIT, VEGGIES, etc...you won't get fat off butter, but you will off low fat potato chips!

Exercising doesn't only help your outward appearance, but it helps inward too, in more ways than one. It helps us release stress and pent up emotions, but it also helps our guts. :) haha, it's true. Our bodies NEED exercise to cleanse out our organs. It's important to keep everything flowing properly. I battle kidney stones, and drink tons of water and exercising regularly are key elements to fighting off the stones, for me. Lets get healthy!!!

3. Get your sleep! This statistic is alarming:


 I read a crazy statistic that said “In 1850 Americans crawled into bed at a reasonable hour and slept an average of 9.5 hours a night. By 1910, half the country had electricity, but our recent ancestors were still breathing evenly with their eyes closed, on average, nine hours a night. By 1950 an average night’s sleep decreased to 8 hours. And by 2008, Americans, on average, go 6.5 hours of sleep a night.” - Kathy Peel – America’s Family Manager

 Sleep affects your puffy eyes, your attitude and your ability to look at yourself in a more positive way.

 4. Clothes that fit properly! That is a must!!!

If you don't know what you should wear or what looks good on you, find out what body shape you have from here. Knowing that will help in all sorts of circumstances. Many clothing lines try to give a guideline of what some body types should wear. For proper fit tips on what to wear for your body type go here.

5. An Organized life will increase your chances of looking beautiful and well put together, because you will have all your items accessible to you when you need to pair them together.

Look here and at Flylady.net for organizing tips. You top will be clean when you need it, your shoes will be found when you're running out the door and you won't look frazzled when you arrive. Time manging is SO important to looking good. It takes time to fix your hair, after all!!!

Afterall, "There are no ugly women, only lazy ones." ~Helena Rubinstein

 6. HAIR!!! One of the BIGGEST things we need to focus on when we are getting ready every day.

A beautiful face and clothes with nasty hair is just WRONG!!! I'm not the best with hair, but I do know a few tips. To draw attention to your eyes, cut bangs around eyebrow length. To draw attention to your mouth, cut bangs to long enough to fall over your eyelids. To draw attention AWAY from a big nose, wear a side part, NOT one in the middle. It just draws a line straight down to your nose and says," HELLO SCHNOSE!" (i know from experience!) Anything asymmetrical is great to draw attention away from your nose. Head bands with detail on one side of your head, a big flower clipped behind one ear, hair that is straight and down and tucked behind one ear only. Layers framing your face should fall at your best features. My best are my cheekbones, I would have "wings" at my cheekbones if I had layers.

 7. Make-Up! A girls best friend, right? 

Yeah, right, until our foundation is too orange or too pale. Until our mascara runs down our face in the rain, and we don't know it. Until we have lipstick on our teeth, white concealer, eye shawdow/liner, (you name it) and kind of white raccoon eyes. Any of those and MUCH more = fail in the make-up realm.
Some tips to applying make-up:  a) Start with a clean canvas that has been moisturized. b) go natural..not too much. Apply your lipstick and blush first and then do your eyes. Make sure you aren't caking on the eye make-up. You only need 2-3 colors. One base color that matches your skin tone, a highlighting color, to draw attention to the good areas you want highlighted or need help virtually "lifting". Putting highlighter above eyebrow can help it looked lifted and more arched. Then a contouring color, something a little dark and complimentary to your eye color. Brown eyes look best in blues, Blue eyes look best in browns, Green eyes look best in purple, gold, peach, hazel eyes look amazing in stealy gray. c) learn your cheek gone shape and how to apply blush to make you look the best. There are so many ways you can apply it. Mainly. keep it 2-finger spaces away from your nose on the apples of your cheeks and toward you temples. Don't put it on the actual cheeks, but just the bones. :) d) lip color should compliment the other colors of your face. if you have thin lips stay away from dark colors, which will make them appear thinner. If you have big lips, you are one lucky girl, pucker up with any beautiful shade, but stay away from glosses if you want to down play them.


more tips for make-up*:

  • For those of us who have ever dropped our favorite expensive eye shadow or blush on the bathroom floor only to see is shatter, don't worry. Simply buy a cheap plastic clear container and put the remaining broken powder inside and crush up a bit more. Now you have a loose powder and can continue using the product lengthening the life of it.
  • Forgot to pack your eye-liner? In a pinch mascara can pull double-duty as an eyeliner. Use an brush to pick up a little color from the mascara wand and smudge it into the lash line.
  • Can’t get that last bit of blush to come off? Swipe a cotton ball dipped in mineral oil across stubborn makeup. It will melt off.
8. Attitude (a good attitude really does make one more beautiful. Its a radiance and glow!)
Read this if you're interested in the topic.


9. Staying Stylish_ keep on top of the latest fashions without going overboard!

Yes, fashion repeats itself. But it doesn't repeat itself in the same exact way. There will be different colors, prints, fabrics and embellishments of a style. It's good to update your wardrobe with a few new pieces each season. Buy classic pants that are in style but won't go out too quickly. Then buy a couple tops that are really sylish, a sweater that is sylish, a purse, and shoes. Keep a classic Jacket (i.e. peacoat) on hand. White tee-shirt and flip flops are items that will always be "in". Have a basic all-seasonal wardrobe of a few classic pieces and only buy a couple new ones each season, when needed. If the style of last summer's is still "in", great, but if not, consign the items and get some of your money back!!! :)

10. Shopping Well!!!

Stop shopping for odds and ends from the clearance rack. It's just making things worse. Shop with a purpose. We have the internet!!! It's such a great resource to look at what's out there, what's in style and what you might be able to match with the items you already have in your wardrobe. Check out this page for ideas on stores to go to for your age!

*This was written by Carmindy and taken from the www.dailymakeover.com, also check out carmindy.com
Life Happens, Mariah

1 comment:

LayLicious said...

hey mariah!
love love love your blog. you have a lot of really great tips!! that help me a lot ;)

Check out mine if you get a chance :D
laylicious.blogspot.com

Thanks!
-LayLicious

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