Thursday

Choosing the right Coverage for your Foundation.



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Coverage for Foundation Types
Choose a formula with light, medium, or full coverage, depending on how many imperfections you’d like to “erase.”
  • Light coverage. Some liquid formulas and tinted moisturizers offer light coverage that creates a natural look.
    • For best results, you can use a thinner colored liquid or even a translucent powder.
  • Medium coverage. This formula still looks natural but can conceal blemishes and age spots. 
    • Powders, liquids, cream-to-powder, and mineral-based foundations all come in medium coverage.
  • Full coverage. Women who want to cover skin discoloration, scars, and other imperfections should consider this option.
    •  “Cream in a stick or compact form, cream-to-powder, powder foundation.

Tuesday

Creating a Cheekbone with Bronzer


Bronzer for Cheeks

Usually a golden-brown bronzer lends a healthy glow to the skin. Use a fluffy or Kabuki brush to shade the outside area of the face—from the temple, under the cheekbone and down to the jawline in the shape of the number 3. Start off with as little as possible and build it up carefully, to give a glow.


Monday

Eyeliner application

Don't apply dark eyeliner on the inner rim of your eyes but rather on the lower lash line. Be sure not to apply it all the way to the inner corner of your eyes as this will make your eyes appear smaller.
Don't apply dark eyeliner on the inner rim of your eyes but rather on the lower lash line. Be sure not to apply it all the way to the inner corner of your eyes as this will make your eyes appear smaller.

Friday

Olive oil

Olive oil has been revered for centuries as a natural moisturizer, and with good reason. “Olive oil is ultra hydrating it creates a barrier that protects skin. For best results use right after a shower to maintain moisture. 

Thursday

If you want firmer, smoother, and younger looking skin, you need to exercise everyday. Exercise brings oxygen and nutrients to your skin.

Tuesday

The Hair & Food Connection




Eating right can help make your hair shine. And luckily, lots of the picks that are good for your body’s health are good choices for your hair. Read on to find the best — and tastiest! — hair care tips.
Salmon. Fish is full of protein, which is the chief component of hair. Oily fish like salmon contains beneficial omega-3 fatty acids that can help prevent a dry scalp, as well as vitamin B-12 and iron.
Beef, lamb, and oysters. These foods can supply your body with zinc, which can give your hair a boost.
Chicken and turkey. Poultry is packed with protein; it's also rich in iron.
Eggs. Eggs are another food that's rich in protein; they're also a good source of vitamin B-12 and biotin.
Milk, yogurt, and cheese. Dairy products are plentiful sources of calcium and protein. Choose low-fat or fat-free versions so your waistline and hair can both benefit.
Nuts. Cashews, pecans, and almonds are full of zinc. Walnuts contain zinc too, along with alpha-linolenic acid. And Brazil nuts provide the mineral selenium, which can help keep your scalp healthy. Many nuts contain B vitamins as well.
Flaxseed. Add ground flaxseed to cereal to boost your consumption of beneficial omega-3s.
Sunflower seeds. Choose these for a snack — it has benefits for your hair because of its B vitamin content.
Olive oil. This healthy oil contains beneficial vitamin E, so use it for your saut├ęs as well as your salads.
Lentils and kidney beans. Legumes like these supply the protein your hair needs for growth; in addition, they provide iron, zinc, and the B vitamin biotin.
Whole grains. Whole grains are full of B vitamins, iron, and zinc. The foods to choose are whole-grain breads, breakfast cereals, and pasta. Other good whole-grain sources are oatmeal, brown or wild rice, buckwheat, and popcorn (skip the butter, though).
Avocado. Eat avocado to get a good dose of vitamin E — pass the guacamole!
Broccoli, spinach, and chard. Dark green leafy veggies are full of vitamins A and C. Your body uses these foods to produce sebum, the oily secretion on your scalp that works like conditioner. These veggies also pack iron and calcium.
Carrots, squash, and sweet potatoes. The vitamin A in orange vegetables can help keep your scalp healthy. Apricots are a good choice, too.
Cauliflower and cabbage. These vegetables provide silica, a mineral that may help protect your hair against loss and breakage.
Onion and garlic. Your hair will benefit from the bioflavonoids contained in these flavorful allium vegetables.
Oranges and grapefruit. All the citrus fruits, in fact, are good sources of vitamin C, which helps your body absorb iron.
Water. Drink plenty of water to keep your hair — and your body — well hydrated.
A balanced diet that's heavy on fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and low-fat dairy foods is a great choice for the health of both your body and your hair. Choose a mix of the foods on this list to ensure a healthy head of hair. If you're considering taking supplements to make sure you're getting enough of any of these vitamins or minerals, talk to your doctor. Some can be dangerous in high doses.
Choose the right foods, such as the ones listed here, and you’ll have beautiful hair to complement your healthy physique

Sunday

Tips to elongate face

While your eyebrows aren’t exactly makeup, when you give your face an angled eyebrow, it’s a great way to really highlight your face and draw attention to your eyes. 

From: http://makeup.allwomenstalk.com/makeup-tips-for-a-round-face/6/

Friday

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

Thursday

Denise N Verdant: Tips from going to relaxed to Natural

Denise N Verdant: Tips from going to relaxed to Natural: Carol's Daughter interviews  natural hair expert Robin Groover!  Click the link here to find great tips if you're considering going ...

Tips from going to relaxed to Natural


Carol's Daughter interviews natural hair expert Robin Groover!

 Click the link here to find great tips if you're considering going from relaxed to natural:http://bit.ly/OlaRf5

Wednesday

Denise N Verdant: Turmeric

Denise N Verdant: Turmeric: Purists say you pronounce the first "r." Populists swear it's silent. However you say "turmeric," the spice common in  Indian cuisine , t...

Turmeric


Purists say you pronounce the first "r." Populists swear it's silent.

However you say "turmeric," the spice common in Indian cuisine, the root’s health benefits have nutritionists and juicers alike abuzz. Namely, both camps are enthralled with its reputation as an anti-inflammatory, cleansing agent and antioxidant--as well as the root’s purported aid in preventing cancer, liver disease and even Alzheimer's.

Vital Juice

Tuesday

Fresh carrot juice is high in calcium and phosphorus. It is great for strengthening your nails.

Monday

Acai

Acai

The benefits of this trendy berry are not just hype. Acai berries, found in the Amazon jungle, contain a high concentration of antioxidants, vitamins, and essential fatty acids. When this superfood is added to moisturizers, it may help neutralize oxidative stress and protect skin against signs of sun damage. In addition, acai is known to reduce fine lines and wrinkles and to even out skin tone.

Sunday

ALL NATURALLY ANOINTED BEAUTY PRODUCTS

ALL NATURALLY ANOINTED BEAUTY PRODUCTS
All made by anointed hands

A new concept in product making, annointing oil based!



Highlight a Cupid's Bow

Use a highlighter above your cupid's bow (the spot above the center of your upper lip) for a plumper lip look.

Saturday

Elevate Your head

Slightly elevate your head while sleeping to prevent extra fluid from settling around eyes and making them puffy.

Thursday

Vitamin E

Vitamin E can make your hair shine. Good sources of vitamin E include,: brown rice, nuts, wheat germ, and leafy green vegetables.

Wednesday

Aloe

Aloe

Aloe, which is instantly cooling and soothing, has been used medicinally for years to heal light burns, including those caused by the sun and certain chemicals. Its gel provides a barrier that protects against irritants and bacteria, and it hydrates and reduces inflammation. For the most potent burn relief, break a piece straight from a plant and squeeze the gel directly onto the burn. Moisturizers and other products that contain aloe are generally nonirritating, so they are a good choice for people with sensitive skin.

Tuesday

Green Tea

Green Tea

The many health benefits of drinking green tea are widely known — it can help reduce cholesterol and may protect against certain cancers and glaucoma. When applied to your skin, green tea is a potent antioxidant that helps skin retain moisture and reduces the appearance of wrinkles, says Longwill. Look for green tea in facial and body washes, masks, and moisturizers. For a refreshing treat, apply green tea bags dampened with cold water to your eyes for 10 to 15 minutes.

Seaweed

Seaweed

Seaweed is a popular skin care ingredient across the globe, especially in Japan and France. It’s rich in vitamins, minerals, and amino acids and is thought to have a host of cosmetic benefits, including reducing inflammation and irritation, cleansing, firming, and softening. Because seaweed is also thought to help improve circulation, it’s a key ingredient in many cellulite-reducing creams and is used in detoxifying body wraps at spas. Several varieties of seaweed are used in skin care products.

Monday

Denise N Verdant: Vitamin A

Denise N Verdant: Vitamin A: Vitamin A Vitamin A fosters scalp health. Many orange fruits and vegetables — cantaloupe, apricots, squash, sweet potatoes, and carro...

Vitamin A


Vitamin A

Vitamin A fosters scalp health. Many orange fruits and vegetables — cantaloupe, apricots, squash, sweet potatoes, and carrots — are good sources of vitamin A, as is broccoli.

Friday

Vitamin C


Vitamin C

Vitamin C helps your body absorb iron. It also helps keep your blood vessels healthy, helps prevent hair breakage, and promotes hair growth. All the citrus fruits — grapefruit, oranges, lemons, limes, tangerines, and so on — are high in vitamin C, as are berries and melons.

Thursday

You can also use a makeup setting spray like M.A.C. Cosmetics' fix + to set your makeup.
This can also help transition the makeup so that it looks more natural faster.

Wednesday

Stop your liner from fading

One trick I use to prevent 'run-away' eyeliner or Kohl is to top the liner with the same colour eye shadow in a matte finish..