Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Non-Surgical, No Injection Natural Lip Plumpers

Here's the thing: When we get older our lips get thinner, droopier. It's natural. It's also very demoralizing when you go to put on lipstick or gloss and see a thin line of crepey, dry skin where your lips used to be!

Three things I do to naturally plump up my lips. If you do them consistently you'll see results. It does not happen overnight, but it will help since they all increase circulation and blood flow to the area.

1. Massage your lips and the surrounding area nightly. This doesn't mean rub and tug; it's a gentle massage. You can sort of pluck/pinch your lips and the surrounding tissue to increase blood flow.

2. Exfoliate your lips weekly (at a minimum) with a nice sugar scrub. You can buy one or make one (just Google it for a million different recipes). I use the one by Suzanne Somers. It's natural/organic and I like it. This will keep your lips moist and keep lines away plus the extra manipulation helps blood flow to your lips.

3. Stretch them. Look at yourself in the mirror. I'll bet your lips are not only thinner, but shorter across? I find that when I massage them, I also take two finger and gently stretch them right above/below the lip line (towards the sides of my face). GENTLY is the keyword. This has helped them stay in their original shape and not turn into a little pucker.
 Natural lips; some lines, not too full or puffy
          Not even sort of natural. Way too full.
 

And here's the last thing: If you do go and get injections, please err on the side of natural to really look ageless. Nothing screams "I've had work done!" more than too-puffy lips (or cheeks for that matter).

Friday, July 25, 2014

The Makeup Expert Share Tips: Celebrity Makeup Artist & Beauty Editor Ashley Gomila


 


Celebrity Makeup Artist & Beauty Editor Ashley Gomila shares her tips on how to achieve the perfect glow as seen on her client Supermodel Nina Agdal. 

With three easy steps you too can have the perfect summer glow.

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Monday, March 31, 2014

Thursday, February 20, 2014

How to beat the bloat: Three tips that work for getting rid of belly bloat


 
 
1. It's not rocket science, it's just water retention. I used to enjoy a nightly snack of Cheezits. You know the little buttery cheesy crackers. I went for two years eating them nearly every night (around midnight) and then wondering why in the heck I could not get rid of the pudge.
 
Duh! Now that I've gone (mostly) gluten free and given them up (yes, I do miss them), I don't wake with pudge that won't budge. It's not a perfect plan, but it has worked for me. What do I eat instead? Well, I try not to eat at all late at night, but when I must have something, a few rice crackers or small bowl of plain, lightly salted popcorn works.
 
2. Drink a smoothie a day. Not a junk-food smoothie from a place where frozen yogurt is included in most of the offerings, but a real yogurt, green powder, protein powder smoothie. Here again, I've given up whey protein or veg protein. They whey made me bloat. If you drink one a day with real yogurt (try to keep the sugar to a minimum), add a little frozen fruit, some protein and fiber powder, it's a great meal replacement and really helps keep the "system moving" if you get my drift. 
 
3. Water: Yes, drink plenty but don't overload yourself. I have found a drink several glasses a day plus a couple of cups of coffee and a cup of tea in the evening (decaf green). I don't obsess; I just stay hydrated and make sure to keep my water glass filled and near me.
 
Good luck!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Look Ageless with a Spray Tan: Here's How


Invest in Yourself by Learning to Spray Tan

Sunless tanning:  you can get the look you want and the tan you’ve dreamed of without all the risks.  It’s no wonder spray tanning has become so popular.  Have you ever wanted to learn how to spray tan? 
Now’s the time, and with mankind’s gifts of technology and iPads, it couldn’t be easier!  Instead of spending your evening burning through DVR recordings and celebrity gossip, invest in yourself, and learn to spray tan with celebrity bronzer Katie Quinn’s new tutorial manual. 
Katie is Co-Founder and CEO of Kona Tanning Company in Orange County, California, and for several years has been spray tanner and body makeup artist to the ultra-glamorous Victoria’s Secret Angels.  Her expert tanning tips have even been used in VOGUE, SELF Magazine, and Shape Magazine.  Chances are, you’ve probably drooled over her work.  You just didn’t realize it.  Katie’s grown used to having her tans highly visible and open for critique, and with millions of people worldwide watching the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Shows, she knows a trick or two about perfecting skin tone under pressure.

The beauty of this spray tanning eBook, The Art of Airbrush Tanning, isn’t just that it’s available for instant download.  The beauty is in this industry leader’s years of experiences and talent, poured into an easy to follow, elegantly illustrated approach at perfecting the basic spray tan application.  Even to use it to shape, contour and tone.  Magnificent publication, and we look forward to additional releases out of Kona TanningCompany.
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