November 2011

Long Lasting Lipgloss

I hate to say it, ladies. The trick to long lasting lip gloss is to buy the thick stuff.

You know the kind I’m talking about… the stuff your husband, boyfriend, lover or playmate won’t appreciate you getting on their lips after a nice long make out session. Long lasting gloss will cause your hair to stick to your lips on a windy day. Even then, this seems to go without saying, but you’ll still have to reapply it after eating or sipping something without a straw.

How to Make a Thanksgiving Pumpkin Face Mask

"Pumpkin facials moisturize your skin and soften fine lines, if applied for at least 20 minutes."

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and what better way to indulge yourself post turkey than by applying a pumpkin peel facial mask. Pumpkin desserts aren't really my favorite, I am more of a chocolate lover, but that doesn't mean that I'm not thankful for a bit of beauty indulgence in the form of healthy, radiant skin that only a pumpkin face mask can provide.

Pumpkins contain high amounts of beta carotene, that give them their orange color, and alpha carotene. Other healthy nutrients found in the squash include lutein, vitamin A and vitamin E, which makes them a great candidate for face masks and as a nutritious food option around Thanksgiving.

Beauty Problems to Fix While Still Young or Young at Heart

Beat Common Beauty Issues

I find myself thinking about how to avoid beauty mistakes as I settle into my 30s. I never gave my skin or body the attention it deserved while in my 20s. Wrinkles, middle-age spread and illnesses requiring surgery seemed a long way off. Well, right before my 30th birthday ended up having to undergo gall bladder surgery. Then, during my pregnancy I had to watch my diet in order for my baby to remain healthy. Those two major events set up a chain reaction which led me to start thinking about my health and how I could shape up over the long-term. Here are some of the tips I learned along the way.

Top Three Waterproof Mascaras

Ever get tired of seeing raccoon eyes after applying your mascara only two hours ago? Do you worry about it running if you go to the beach or get in a pool? Well, cosmetic companies sense your pain and have provided a few solutions. Granted not every, waterproof mascara on the market is going to be effective. However, these three have gotten great reviews and I have tested them, myself.

Number one is DiorShow Black Out Waterproof Mascara. This is my favorite. It goes on thick, but once it’s on, it stays put. After applying, give it about 30 seconds to set, try not to blink. Once it’s set, I haven’t seen it smudge on me until maybe sixteen hours later. It’s a little pricy, but well worth it. Hint: find it cheaper on eBay.