Eyeliner and full eyelashes can help make your eyes look bigger and more appealing.


Smaller 4Head!

Bangs will instantly fill the gap between your brows and hairline. But if you'd rather not make the cut, reach for a matte bronzer (shimmer will spotlight the area's size) and a big powder brush. "Bronzer creates a shadow, helping a too-large area appear smaller," says Schlip. Swirl bristles into the bronzer, and tap off any excess to keep the shade light and natural. Sweep the brush along your hairline from temple to temple several times then in circles to blend.

Read more: Flawless Makeup Tips and Tricks from Makeup Artists - Cosmopolitan 


Combining Shades for a fuller color

Turn old into new! Instead of buying all new lipsticks, layer your existing shades to create fun fall options. Combine brown and pink to make a sultry rose, red and purple for plum, and coral and red for fuchsia.


If you want to avoid skin discoloration, minimize sun exposure and wear sunscreen when you are outdoors.


Easy contouring: apply bronzing powder to the hollows of your cheeks, then blush to the apples of your cheeks, and an iridescent powder to your cheekbones.


Baby wipes are excellent makeup removers as well as hand and face refreshers.


To help ensure your lipstick doesn't bleed, after you apply your lipstick, dip a Q-tip in loose powder and trace the outline of your lips


Truly Nude lips

Pat foundation over your lips. The nude, mod lip is the balance to this season’s rich colors. You don’t even need any lipstick to pull it off. “Just dip a makeup sponge in foundation, press it to your lips, and let it dry for a few seconds,” says Shane Paish, Dior global makeup adviser. “Finish it off with a clear lip gloss to add some shine, and you’re good to go.”

Read more: Lipstick Tips - Cheap Beauty Tricks - Cosmopolitan 


Whitening with Naturals

The secret to this inexpensive home whitening method is malic acid, which acts as an astringent to remove surface discoloration. Combined with baking soda, strawberries become a natural tooth-cleanser, buffing away stains from wine, coffee, and dark sodas. While it’s no replacement for a bleaching treatment at your dentist’s office, “this is a fast, cheap way to brighten your smile,” says Adina Carrel, DMD, a dentist in private practice at Manhattan Dental Arts in New York. “Be careful not to use this too often, though, as the acid could damage the enamel on your teeth.”

Directions: Crush the strawberry to a pulp, then mix with the baking soda until blended. Use a soft toothbrush to spread the mixture onto your teeth. Leave on for 5 minutes, then brush thoroughly with toothpaste to remove the berry–baking soda mix. Rinse. (A little floss will help get rid of any strawberry seeds.) Carrel says you can apply once a week.
Original text from article by: Karina Timmel


Denise N Verdant: Inflammation

Denise N Verdant: Inflammation: Inflammation is the immune system's normal response to infection or injury. If you're suffering from any type of inflammation, there a...


Inflammation is the immune system's normal response to infection or injury. If you're suffering from any type of inflammation, there are a variety of all-natural relief options available. In some cases, look no further than your local grocery store, farmer's market, or backyard garden. There you'll find a variety of foods well-known for their anti-inflammatory properties.
Spring is the perfect season to start including more of these foods in your diet. In addition to their ability to reduce inflammation, these foods also provide essential vitamins and minerals that are beneficial to your health. Many of them are "heart healthy" foods. In season, they will most likely be fresher and more available locally, so the environment will benefit from your food choices, too!
Here's a list to get you started. Note: The foods listed with an * are best when purchased organic as they have been found to contain higher levels of pesticides.
  • Fruits: blackberries*, blueberries*, cranberries, papaya, pineapple, raspberries*, strawberries*
  • Vegetables: Asian mushrooms (shiitake and maitake), cauliflower, broccoli, spinach*, sweet potatoes
  • Fish: Alaskan black cod, sardines (in moderation), wild Alaskan salmon
  • Nuts & seeds: chia, flax and hemp seeds, walnuts
  • Whole & cracked grains: barley, basmati rice, brown rice, buckwheat, groats, millet, quinoa, steel-cut oats, wild rice
  • Beans & legumes: adzuki and black beans, black-eyed peas, chickpeas, and lentils
  • Herbs & spices: cinnamon, garlic, ginger, turmeric
  • Healthy oils: avocado oil, extra virgin olive oil
  • Green tea and filtered water
If you are trying to reduce inflammation, avoiding these foods will also help:
  • Sugar
  • Dairy products (processed cows milk, cheese)
  • Refined white carbohydrates (breads, buns, crackers)
  • High fructose corn syrup
  • Trans fats (hydrogenated and partially hydrogenated oils)
  • Artificial sweeteners and colors
  • Flavor enhancers such as MSG
In addition to food,exercise is another natural approach to reducing inflammation. Try incorporating 30 minutes of exercise into your day at least 3 times a week. Here are just a few of the benefits of exercise:
  • Improves circulation
  • Boosts your immune system
  • Reduces stress
So let's review: Consume plenty of the fresh, whole foods from the above list, avoid processed foods, sugars and artificial sweeteners, and exercise when you can. Your body will thank you!



Today we will discuss 2 types of lavender. Lavender the oil and Lavender the color. 

While purple is the color of royalty, lavender is the color of femininity. It' has been touted as a grown up pink. While the color lavender has been used to suggest something unique or extremely special it may also be a good choice when you are targeting women. Lavender tends to invoke feelings of nostalgia or romance.

I have used lavender as a lipstick on my dark skin tone and looked great but most recently have used it as a blush and was amazed at its positive effects. Below is an example of another blogger using purple instead of pink for blush.

Lavender the color is complimentary to blue and yellows.

Lavender's oil have have reported benefited uses such as treating insomnia, alopecia (hair loss), anxiety, stress, and postoperative pain. However, most of these studies have been small. Lavender is also being studied for antibacterial and antiviral properties. Lavender oil is often used in other forms of integrative medicine, such as massage, acupuncture, and chiropractic manipulation.



Apply your lid color with a flat shader brush. Pack on the color from your lash line up to your crease. Take a fluffy brush and blend any harsh lines.


Make your eyes pop!

Traditionally, a kohl-rimmed eye—and nothing else—s another way to highlight your eyes.  Try it—it’s striking.


Fuller Lips

A little bit of red or orange in the center of the lips makes them look fuller.


But there are some medical uses of vinegar that do have promise, at least according to a few studies. Here's a rundown of some more recent ones.Scientific Evidence of Apple Cider Vinegar Benefits

  • Diabetes. The effect of vinegar on blood sugar levels is perhaps the best-researched and the most promising of apple cider vinegar's possible health benefits. Several studies have found that vinegar may help lower glucose levels. For instance, one 2007 study of 11 people with type 2 diabetes found that taking two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar before bed lowered glucose levels in the morning by 4%-6%.
  • High cholesterol . A 2006 study showed evidence that vinegar could lower cholesterol. However, the study was done in rats, so it's too early to know how it might work in people.
  • Blood pressureand heart health. Another study in rats found that vinegar could lower high blood pressure. A large observational study also found that people who ate oil and vinegar dressing on salads five to six times a week had lower rates ofheart disease than people who didn't. However, it's far from clear that the vinegar was the reason.
  • Cancer . A few laboratory studies have found that vinegar may be able to kill cancer cells or slow their growth.  Observational studies of people have been confusing. One found that eating vinegar was associated with a decreased risk of esophageal cancer. Another associated it with an increased risk of bladder cancer.
  • Weight Loss . For thousands of years, vinegar has been used for weight loss. White vinegar (and perhaps other types) might help people feel full. A 2005 study of 12 people found that those who ate a piece of bread along with small amounts of white vinegar felt fuller and more satisfied than those who just ate the bread.  
While the results of these studies are promising, they are all preliminary. Many were done on animals or on cells in a lab. The human studies have been small. Before we will truly know whether vinegar has any health benefits, much larger studies are needed.

How Should Apple Cider Vinegar Be Used?

Since apple cider vinegar is an unproven treatment, there are no official recommendations on how to use it. Some people take two teaspoons a day (mixed in a cup of water or juice.) A tablet of 285 milligrams is another common dosage.
Apple cider vinegar is also sometimes applied to the skin or used in enemas. The safety of these treatments is unknown.

What Are the Risks of Apple Cider Vinegar?

On the whole, the risks of taking occasional, small amounts of apple cider vinegar seem low. But using apple cider vinegar over the long term, or in larger amounts, could have risks. Here are some things to keep in mind. 
  • Apple cider vinegar is highly acidic. The main ingredient of apple cider vinegar is acetic acid. As the name suggests, it's quite harsh. Apple cider vinegar should always be diluted with water or juice before swallowed. Pure apple cider vinegar could damage the tooth enamel and the tissues in your throat and mouth. One study found a woman who got an apple cider vinegar supplement stuck in her throat. She seemed to have suffered lasting damage to her esophagus. Vinegar has been known to cause contact burns to the skin.
  • Long-term use of apple cider vinegar could cause low potassium levels and lower bone density. If you already have low potassium or osteoporosis, talk to your doctor before using apple cider vinegar.
  • Apple cider vinegar could theoretically interact with diuretics, laxatives, and medicines for diabetes and heart disease. 
  • If you have diabetes, check with your doctor before using apple cider vinegar. Vinegar contains chromium, which can alter your insulin levels.
  • I t can also be used to treat jellyfish stings although hot water works better, as well as a good cleaning agent for windows and mirrors.
  • Information gathered from Webmd.


Why Use Primer?

Makeup primer can make a big difference in the look and wear of your make up and even your bare skin. 

Primer preps your skin for makeup and creates a smooth base that makeup adheres well to. 

Primers will make makeup look better after it is applied and are said to have lasting benefits for the skin, conditioning the skin and potentially improving its tone.

Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you learn how to apply makeup primer:

Step 1: First you will need to use moisturizer. Be sure to let the moisturizer sit for a few minutes to allow it to be absorbed into your skin.

Step 2: Pump or pour a small amount of the primer into your hand. 

Step 3:  Be sure you cover all areas s evenly as possible, but it’s okay to use a little extra in places where your makeup tends to wear off quickly, such as in the T-zone or over large pores. 

Step 4: Once you are confident the primer is applied well and complete use a sponge or a foundation brush to apply foundation equally all over the face. 

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White eyes, Blue Liner

To make the whites of your eyes look brighter, use a light blue pencil under the eyes. Blue eye shadow lightly applied under the eyes works just as well.


Dark Eye Remedy

Raw potato slices contain potassium to take away dark circles under the eye.



Retinol, a vitamin A derivative, has long been considered essential for healthy skin because of its ability to encourage cell turnover and to reduce the appearance of wrinkles.“It helps with everything from normalizing the skin and stimulating collagen production to enhancing even skin tone and skin elasticity.”



Niacinamide is a form of vitamin B3 that hydrates, fights inflammation, and improves collagen production. One of its most impressive benefits is the ability to treat age spots, or hyperpigmentation, and to brighten skin tone, says Craig Austin, MD, the creator of the Cane + Austin skin care line.


World of Webb: Thanks from Jalan Webb

World of Webb: Thanks from Jalan Webb: Jalan would like to thank some more of her sponsors Tucker Georgia's:  Local 7 Restaurant Eric's Fit Lab LLC Minuteman Press Roly P...
Stress can cause hair loss, so find ways to relax and rejuvenate yourself to keep your precious hair.


Oily Skin

What Causes It?

Oily skin is caused by glands that produce too much oil, or sebum. Oily skin can be caused by many different factors, hormonal fluctuations, skin changes or even heredity.

Caring for Oily Skin
Follow these simple steps and you’ll do your oily skin a huge favor.
1.     Don’t overwash. This isn’t a hygiene issue, so washing more often won’t help. When you do wash or bathe, use lukewarm (not hot) water and a cleanser specially formulated for oily skin. Look for gentle products that contain glycerin or salicylic acid, which can help keep pores clear. Avoid cleansing “milks,” which contain lipids that can make skin feel greasier.
2.     Consider retinoids. Talk to your dermatologist about medications that decrease oil production; retinoids come in both over-the-counter and prescription-strength versions.
3.     Dry before you apply. Let skin dry completely before applying any topical medications or moisturizers so you don’t clog those pores.
4.     Go oil-free. The last thing your skin needs is extra oil, so opt for oil-free skin-care products and cosmetics. And while you’re at it, make sure all products are fragrance-free and nonirritating too.
5.     Moisturize wisely. If your skin needs a moisture boost, go with a light, oil-free product and apply sparingly.
6.     Wear sunscreen. Look for an oil-free, broad-spectrum block with a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of 15 or higher. And wear it every day, year-round!
7.     Soak it up. One easy way to absorb oil without having to wash your face and reapply your makeup is to use blotting sheets. Stash a pack in your purse or desk to soak up “puddles” throughout the day.
A final word: If your oily skin is also accompanied by breakouts or a more serious acne problem, talk to your dermatologist about acne treatments and a skin-care regimen you can follow while caring for your oily skin.


How to Blend your shadow
Having trouble blending your eye shadow? Apply your crease color first, and then work from there. This will soften the harsh lines of the crease color.


Natural cures for under eye circles

Dark under eye circle can make you you look tired, stressed, or even sickly.

Dark under-eye circles are primarily caused by leaky capillaries that create tiny pools of blood beneath the surface of the skin. Age-related thinning of the face, hormonal fluctuations, and vitamin deficiencies tend to make these bluish-black discolorations worse.

Some home remedies can help minimize the appearance of dark under-eye circles. For example, placing fresh-from-the-fridge cucumber slices on each eye while lying down will help lighten the skin and also cool and soothe your eyes. You can also use caffeinated tea bags on your eyes to reduce puffiness, which can make dark circles more prominent.

Make Up Forever Opens up in Dallas

Make Up Forever Opens up in Dallas
Their new Dallas Boutique is now open at NorthPark Center!


Work with what you have and don't over pluck. Eyebrow stencils are a great way to get the perfect shape and help you fill them in as well.