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Ombre Hair Color

The Ombre look is really popular in the salons these days. Here is a simple fail-safe way of achieving the classic ombre hair look:

For the Base. You need to caramelize the base. For this, use a natural color fairly close to your customer’s hair coloring level, but with some added reflects and make sure that it is 1-2 levels lighter. Mix with developer and apply on the mid-lengths only using your dye brush, but do not color the ends.

For example, if your customer has a natural level 5, you can choose any color at the 6 level.

For the Ends. Now you can deal with the ends. If you are looking for the classic ombre hair color result, use a highlift color (100 series). These are available at most professional hair color brands and they offer up to 5 levels lift. So these give really good ombre results.

Mix with 30 Vol. developer to get some lift (the mix ratios for highlift colors is typically 1 part color to 2 parts developer) and apply using foil.

About Homemade Face Wash

One of the main ingredients I use is Coconut Oil, I do have oily skin so I was pretty hesitant on using it. You would think that when you have oily skin, you NEVER want to use oil on your skin. But, it actually has helped counter act the oil my body makes, so that my skin is really soft and not oily throughout the day.

Second ingredient is Honey! Honey has many anti-bacterial traits and is good for treating acne. If you’re like me, you have tons of break outs and scars, and just when you think you finally have clear skin again, you have a totally new break out ALL OVER your face. My skin is really sensitive and if I even touch my face once, I have a break out.

A third ingredient you can use is pretty much any type of Essential Oil. Tea Tree is really good for spot treatments, as well as Rosemary. The oil I like to use is Lavender, not only because Lavender also is great for treating new or old break

Vegetables for Eyelash Growth

• Spinach – This vegetable is a nutrient powerhouse and lash-friendly in so many ways. It is classified as a dark leafy green, and it provides an abundance of iron, which is critical for hair health. A cup of boiled spinach, for instance, provides 35 percent of your daily recommended amounts of the mineral. Spinach also offers vitamin B12 and B6 for hair health, where one cup gives you 26 and 22 percent of your daily requirements of the said vitamin. Its other offerings include vitamins C and E, antioxidants that assist in iron absorption.

• Carrots – This common cooking superstar contains large amounts of vitamin A and moderate levels of vitamin C. When you eat a half-cup serving of raw carrots, you get more than 200 percent of your daily recommended intake of this the vitamin. As a guide: the brighter the color of the carrot, the higher the nutrient content. Choose from orange, red, or yellow carrots, and juice or cook them if you don’t like them eaten raw.

• Winter squash – Varieties of winter squash can encourage eyelash growth, as this vegetable contains

Tricks for Eye Makeup

The purpose of eye makeup should be, first and foremost, to make your eyes look brighter. It should make your eyes stand out among all other face features. This is achieved by using the correct eyeshadow color and making sure to blend it correctly around the eyes.

Use a color that either matches your eye color or one that contrasts so your eyes stand out. You’re trying to avoid blending your makeup in a way that makes your eyes disappear.

Your eyeshadow should consist of at least 3 shades-a lighter base color, a slightly darker color for the shadow, and, finally, a dark color highlighter for the creases around your eyes. To make this all work, most important tip to remember is to blend all the colors. This takes time, patience, and practice.

Apply the makeup for your eyes first and then apply the foundation to your face. Start from the eyes and work your way down. That way you know where you’ve already applied makeup and which areas to avoid so you don’t smear your face.

After you are done with the foundation, apply the eyeshadow base color. Then apply the main color

Evolution Of Cosmetics

The use of cosmetics for the enhancement of beauty is an age-old practice. Earlier, it was more of a necessity than luxury and was restricted to medical purposes only. Natural cures were the only way out and it was confined within the local residents of a certain region.

With the advancement of science, the area specific knowledge were pooled together, samples were collected and examined rigorously in the laboratories and crystallized in the form of formulas that can be replicated anywhere in the world.

Thus, what was once a local resource turned into globally accepted and standardized products that can be produced in a mass scale! This tremendous transformation propelled businesses and artificially produced chemicals replaced the herbs. The same transformation also produced two lateral effects – one, the knowledge of herbs and associated procedures were subdued and secondly, it helped conserving those herbs and medicinal plants by saving them from mass use.

Until now, the saga is quite similar to any of the ancient procedures and traditions that have been wiped out by tsunamis of laboratory based science and commercial ventures. Take any case like that of clothing, paper, etc., something that is associated

Using Dry Shampoo

It is a wonderful solution for people who are used to washing their hair every day (and are resistant to the notion that extensions should only be washed two to three times a week).

Powder shampoos should be applied near the roots and spread through the hair with fingers. For spray-in products, hold the bottle about six inches from your head then spray at the roots. Then distribute the product with a gentle comb or brush designed for hair extensions.

How Often Should You Use it?

Although dry shampoo allows you to protect your extensions by shampooing less often, it shouldn’t be used as an everyday solution; it is meant to give your extensions a break between washes. You should use a professional shampoo for hair extensions the day after using it to thoroughly remove product residue and buildup of skin flakes.

Tips for Using Dry Shampoo

To get the most out of your dry shampoo for extensions and avoid the dangers of misuse, be sure to follow these tips:

  • Take care to apply the product near the roots. This allows the shampoo to combine with the natural oil produced by the

Brazilian Blowout Treatments

A Brazilian blowout aims to give you smoother, shinier and more manageable hair, especially during the summer, where hot and humid weather might normally affect the quality of your hair. Although chemicals are used in the treatment, your hair will still feel natural. You will also still be able to use all of your favourite styling tools on it, including straightening irons and curling tongs.

How does this treatment work?
The treatment is designed to give your hair a protective coating, which seals the cuticles and smoothes them to prevent frizz and to maintain shine. To get the best effect out of the treatment, the user must first wash and shampoo their hair to ensure that the product is clean, and then the chemicals are applied. Once the products have been applied by your salon stylist, they can be heated using flat irons, so that the chemicals will be activated. Heating may be repeated to give the best possible effect and to seal in the product. After about 60 to 90 minutes, you hair will be successfully straightened, smooth and shiny.

Brazilian Blowout Aftercare
Once you have had your treatment, you may need to do some

Apply Makeup To Have Pouty Lips

You should start by applying a concealer on your rim. For ideal results, you should use a high quality brush. You should then line your lips using a high quality lip liner. To give an illusion of fuller and plump rims, you should apply the lip liner beyond your actual rims while taking care that you don’t overdo it.

After applying the lip liner, you should apply your mate lipstick. You should then apply your moisturizing lipstick on top of the mate lipstick. Finally, you should apply lip-gloss on top of the moisturizing lipstick.

To create a perfect look, you should apply a natural color lip-gloss onto your cupid’s bow. You should also apply the lip-gloss at the center of the bottom lips. Finally, you should use your brush to blend in your lip-gloss. When you are through you will have full, attractive lips.

Other Ways Of Having Pouty Rims

In addition to using the above process to have full rims, there are other ways that you can have sexy looking rims. Some of these ways include:

Using natural lip plumper: there are a number of products that you can use. The most

Instant Hairstyles

Extensions

Need instant, beautiful, and perfect hairstyle without having to grow it out yourself? Extensions are the answer. These pieces can give you over 20 inches of perfectly styled tresses in the time it takes to checkout at the grocery store!

Extensions are made out of either synthetic fibers or actual human material. Of course, real is preferred because it looks, feels, and acts just like regular hair! The synthetic kind can be damaged easily with heat and chemicals so really isn’t a long-term answer. If you’re wearing one several times a week, natural is the only way to go. And, of course, untreated and uncolored pieces are the most durable, the most sought after, and the most expensive.

Weaves

Weaves differ in that they usually have some type of fancy braid like dreadlocks or braids. Weaves are typically worn by people who want a quick, kempt style a few times a week. If your job requires a more conservative dress style with a more traditional look, these types of accessories can really be a viable option.

These pieces can also be made of either synthetic or natural materials with the natural type

Bleach Hair Safely

How do I mix the Developer with the Bleach?

The recommended mix proportion is 1 part hair bleach to 2 parts developer. Your mixture should be fairly wet (like gravy) so that it spreads easily and works well on your hair. Bleach stops working when it dries.

Make the mix using a mixing bowl and use a whisk if necessary to make sure that the mixture has a smooth consistency, with no lumps.

How do I apply the Mixture?

Section the hair into 4 large sections and tie them up neatly using sectioning clips. Then unclip one section, create mini-sections out of that and apply carefully using a dye brush.

You can also use foils, place the strands on the foil and apply bleach on that.

Avoid getting too near the scalp.

How long Do I let it Develop?

Bleach develops and lifts for up to 30 minutes after application but you will need to stop the decoloration process when you get the hair color level that you are looking for.

Very often people make the mistake of not letting it develop enough, and the result ends us being

Makeup For Sensitive Skin

Mineral powder makeup is the most organic makeup available in the market. As the name suggests, this makeup is in powdered form. The powder contains naturally occurring minerals that are inert and are used for pigmenting. Common minerals used in this makeup are titanium oxide and zinc oxide. These minerals are practically harmless. These minerals are 100% natural and will not block the pores of your skin, or cause allergies or irritation. This makeup does not contain any oils, talc, dyes or fillers that may harm your skin. This makeup is just as good as regular makeup, maybe even better with the guarantee of no side- or harmful effect on your skin. When you compare this makeup with liquid foundation, the results will be the same.

Added benefits of this make up, apart from being harmless as a bunny, are that it does not cake on your skin and does not require care like liquid products do. Another reason to opt to buy from non-toxic makeup brands selling mineral makeup is that the presence of minerals in these makeup products actually protects your skin from harmful ultraviolet radiations. Zinc oxide is a mineral that offers anti-inflammatory effect,

Apple Cider Vinegar

Reduction of body weight by increasing the metabolism

It is proved that it is the malfunctioning of the metabolic system that is actually responsible for obesity. The acetic acid content of the vinegar can reduce the retention of water; diminish the appetite and steps-up the metabolism, thereby it is a strong support in order to clear up the concerns about the obesity.

Lowering the bad cholesterol

The problems related with cholesterol are one of major health issues these days in a global perspective. This kind of vinegar reduces the levels of triglycerides and bad cholesterol, and organizes the lipid anabolism.

Treatment of skin diseases

Alon with its other benefits, this vinegar is also a very strong agent that is capable of killing the bacteria and viruses which are the main reasons that triggers the skin disorders as acne. It also can be used in the treatment of the skin blemishes or as an astringent. In addition, it is a great solution for the hair problems too. People who are this vinegar consider it as a magical material when it is used with beauty concerns.

Holistic Nutrition

You can follow a holistic approach to your nutrition and employing these tips will help you avert detrimental effects on your appearance. This may even boost your confidence. Here are three helpful tips for you:

1. Hydrate well

Many people forget to drink water and keep themselves hydrated constantly. This is a very important matter. Constant hydration helps in elimination of toxins, improving the elasticity of your skin, glowing of skin indicating good health, etc. Using a humidifier helps to maintain moisture levels at home. This may help avoiding your skin from drying out.

2. Say no-no to refined food products

Food markets are filled with sugary eats and processed foods. Consuming these tend to increase levels of inflammation in your body. This in turn results in congested digestive system that may interfere in effectively eliminating wastes from your body. You may end up with skin breakouts, clogged skin pores and brittle hair. You may instead switch to a diet of fresh produce, healthy oils and fresh water thus saving yourself from undesirable side effects from eating refined foods.

3. Rigorously follow regular juice cleanses

Regular fruit and vegetable juice cleanses helps

Online Makeup Tutorials

The first of ten benefits of online makeup tutorials is that they are very convenient to gain access to. All you have to do is be somewhere where you have an internet connection and then log on to your blog or YouTube channel of choice. You can do this from home, work, the train, the bus stop – basically anywhere you are as long as you have an internet connection.

The second benefit of online makeup tutorials is that you have access to the advice of beauty gurus from all over the world. Before, we were very much limited to what was available on a national or sometimes continental level, but this has changed drastically with the internet. Now we can learn about what is fashionable in Paris, Seoul, Tokyo, New York, London, Sydney and beyond.

Another major advantage is that we no longer have to rely on the opinions of experts to get new ideas. Many ordinary girls are posting their own unique tips and tricks, making it possible to have access to some unusual and non-mainstream ideas.

Number four is that there are now more options for girls and women that do not

Botox Treatment

Firstly everyone knows that Botox treatments are used to tighten the facial skin and cut the signs of aging. With the injection, the skin tightens and in turn, any fine lines and wrinkles are reduced. This makes a person look and feel younger as a result.

Botox treatment provides more than simply a beauty treatment. Over the years it has found that this injection can cut the pain when it comes to migraine headaches. Those who suffer from migraines will find some relief by having this particular treatment. This is very beneficial as with a migraine, the person may find themselves bed-ridden, unable to work, go outside or even manage their daily chores due to the pain experienced.

Further it is known that botox treatment is very effective in reducing sweat or perspiration. Anyone who is prone to perspiration on their face will find that the injections can help reduce this, which can be very beneficial for menopausal women who suffer from hot flushes, which can leave them with their make up running.

Another benefit of botox treatment, very interestingly, is the reduction in urinary tract infections. Anyone who is prone to these infections and

Use Beetroot for Pink Lips

Why would you choose to use beetroot? If you’ve ever eaten this vegetable, you know how it stains not just your lips, tongue and teeth a bright pink but your clothes and fingers too. But that’s not all. Beetroot works to clear up the pigmentation of your lips. Besides being natural, it’s also free of chemicals and inexpensive, so why not make the most of it? Beetroot for pink lips, did you say? Sure, why not?

Here are a few ways by which you can use beetroot for pink lips:

    • Extract beetroot juice: First, wash the beetroot well and peel it. Grate it over a muslin cloth and extract fresh juice from it, ensuring that it drops into a bowl below. Just like your mouth, this muslin cloth will stain too, so do wash it immediately. Now, use it in the following ways to get pink lips:
    • For soft pink lips: Mix a teaspoon of beetroot juice with a tablespoon of fresh cream and massage your lips for a few minutes at bedtime. Next morning, you will find that your lips are pink, plump and pretty. Do this for a week

Face-Washing Mistakes to Avoid

  • The first and foremost mistake that we can do to our face-washing regimen is to pick up the wrong product. What can be more wrong than picking up a creamy greasy cleanser if you have an acne-prone skin? The right cleanser should remove the dirt, dust and grime only, without stripping the face of its natural oils. Thus, you need to find a cleanser that is made for your skin type and does the job.
  • Washing your face twice a day to the max is a good protocol. You do it more and the skin is bound to get dry and itchy. Washing your face multiple times will strip the skin of all the natural oils and healthy cells. This will irritate the skin and make it overproduce oil. Giving your face a break from products is a good idea from time to time. If you have not applied makeup or have not sweated much, just wash your face with tepid water.
  • Another biggest face-washing mistake that we commit is to use the wrong temperature of water. It is a myth that hot water opens the pores and cold water closes them. Pores do not have muscles to

Different Ways to Style Hair

Braid it!

Probably one of the easiest go-to hairstyle you can pull off anytime of the day, especially if you are hiding the greasy locks, is a braided hairstyle. You can try different styles if you want and look very classy and fabulous at the same time.

Braids are perfect for getaways or when you are having fun at the beach, yet these days, there seemed to be a trend of just wearing them anytime, regardless of the occasion.

The Top Knot Hairstyle

Perfect for students, the top knot hairstyle is a quick and neat way of styling the hair. It is perfect for those who don’t want to deal so much time just fixing their messy hair.

If you are someone who always has messy hair, there is no need to put so much hair products just to fix the mess, but a simple hairstyle like this will already do.

Cover Up!

The truth of the matter is that you don’t need to just settle on one hairstyle to look and feel good. As what most professional models and celebrities would do, they like to cover their messy or unfinished

Great Conrow Styles

Braided Diva

This style is characterized by designer cornrows on one side and super braids on the other. You should start by sectioning your hair and braiding one side using your chosen design. After sectioning you should continue braiding the different sections into long single braids. To achieve the desired length and thickness you should add synthetic hair. Once you are done you should spray the hair in order to make it shiny.

It’s good to note that while the hairstyle is good to have, it looks great on you if you have an oval face. You should also have medium to coarse hair.

Curly Fro Hawk

You should braid your hair up on both of your sides in order to create a fro hawk. Before you start braiding you should ensure that your hair is clean and dry. Once clean you should go ahead and braid the hair with the design of your liking. When you are done you should secure the hair in place using pins. To have a great look you should apply a small amount of mousse.

This style is ideal for you if you have an oval or

Natural Hairstyles for Short Hair

Feathered natural hairstyles

This cut, which was popularized in the 70s can greatly turn into a short black hairstyle. Inspired by the look of cockatoo feathers, this cut will absolutely bring out your striking personality and mark an identity people will never forget. Make sure to enjoy those upwind tresses and try to make it more fun by putting a touch of blonde or bronze. This is truly the blast from the past hairstyle that you would not regret wearing.

Short spunky spirals

If you can’t get enough of curly natural hairstyles, then you should up the level and set some spirals on your hair. A lot of African-American women prefer wearing their curls to the highest intensity and one way to achieve this is by using flexi-rods. Flexi-rods can give this short black hairstyle greatly defined curls unlike hot curling irons which gives less twists. Make the most out of this crazy beautiful hair-do and liven it more with shades of reds and platinum.

Bob and bangs

Bob cuts never go out of style especially for black natural hairstyles. A bob cut is usually cut straight around your head and can be