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Foundation Types

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Foundation, as the name suggests, is the first cosmetic to be applied on face while doing makeup to serve as the base for the look that you are going to paint later. The wise selection of the just the right foundation that suits your skin, color and tone is quite necessary as it determines whether you are going to look naturally beautiful having a flawless smooth skin or quite artificial as if you have put on a mask of cosmetic layers. A number of brands claim to produce the most suitable foundation for your face. There are various types of foundations such as the hypoallergenic and allergy-tested foundation for those who suffer from skin allergies; liquid, cream, powder or cake foundation to suit various seasons; oil-free foundation for oily skin; stick foundation for the handbags; stay-on foundation to last for longer periods of time and camouflage foundation to hide skin blemishes and give a smooth skin-effect. However, most of the foundations can fit into three categories:

Liquid F…

How can I find cheap clothes ?

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Back-to-school on a budget may seem difficult at first, but just remember to buy key pieces that can be mixed and matched. Buy three great tops : a retro tee, a silky print camisole or bright short sleeve top, and a boyfriend cardigan.

Buy three great bottoms: skinny black jeans, wider-leg jeans, and a large pleated skirt (that hits just above the knees) in black or a solid color.

Buy two pairs of shoes (that will last through the season): gray booties, and metallic flats.

Then, change the look of your outfit by mixing up the accessories, jewelry, scarves, and bags. These add-ons can dress up or dress down an outfit. For jewelry buy a statement necklace, a multi-strand chain-link necklace, big cocktail rings, and a studded bangle or a large gold or silver cuff.

Websites like forever21.com, lulus.com, girlprops.com, and alltherageonline.com are all great places to find a huge assortment of jewelry and accessories for amazing prices. Another awesome jewelry Website is naughtysecretaryclub.c…

Beauty Tips

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1) Smile - Smiling makes you shine ! When you smile, the whole world smiles back! You also use less energy and less facial muscles when you have a big smile or grin on your face ! So smile a lot, and frown only when you have too !

2) Tuck You Hair - Simply tucking your hair back behind your ears can knock 10 years off your looks ! I started noticing that I looked ‘better’ somehow, when I wore my hair tucked behind my ears. Pulling your hair back into a quick ponytail also works wonders. See how creative you can get ! This is one of those anti aging beauty tips you can do as you're walking out the door !

3) No Time for Makeup ? - When you don’t have time to apply full makeup, pick one thing! Lipstick is one item I’m never without and can add color and a healthy glow. Or simply use mascara to enlarge and open up your eyes. Try different colors of mascara for different moods and activities.

4) Curls - If you want professional looking curls, straighten your hair before curling it. Your c…

Lobster Cooking Tips

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• Do not remove the elastic bands from the claws until the lobster is dead. The pincers are quite strong (strong enough to break a finger !) and can give you a nasty, pinching cut.

Boiled lobster, Allow 12 minutes cooking time for the first pound when boiling and an extra minute for every additional quarter pound. You can start the lobsters in cold water but do not begin timing until the water comes to a boil. Be sure the pot is large enough so that the lobster is completely submerged.

• When using frozen cooked lobster, do not defrost first. It will retain more flavor. This is especially true when used in casseroles. Add it last to hot dishes and sauces and heat until just warmed through so it doesn't toughen.

• When boiling lobsters, be sure to save the water from the pot. It will be richly flavored and make a good soup base.

• After boiling whole lobsters, pierce the head to let the boiling water drain out.

• Lobster connoisseurs claim the female lobster meat is more tender and of…

Beautiful and fresh skin

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When gets up in the morning, do not wash off the oil which you get on your face, specially around your nose and chin, rather spread this oil from your nose to all over face in upward strokes. It's the natural oil, which your body produces and is very good for one's skin to keep it young and supple. After that you can wash your face but without soap. First face wash of the morning should be just with water.
Fill water in your mouth and then splash water on your face and on eyes. It's a kind of exercise.
Drink 2 glass of lukewarm water in the morning empty stomach with a spoonful of honey and lemon juice added to it. It's good to clean your stomach, and detoxify the toxins. With the consumption of this skin starts glowing within a month.
Cut off the use of caffinated and saturated drinks. Stop eating much of junk and fried food, which spoils the body and damages the skin.
Rather drink lots of water at least 8-10 glasses of water in a day. Fresh juices and even buttermilk is…

Bigger my "butt"

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If you really want to build your butt up in a hurry, here is a powerful exercise you can do at home. Be warned, you may have a hard time sitting down after doing it. Also, if you have sensitive knees be extremely careful with this one.

1. You will need a solid chair or bench for this exercise. This is to increase the useful range of motion of the exercise, which is important for maximizing it's effects. You will also need to have something solid that you can grab onto. This can be a railing or a door frame or a pole, etc. Place the chair immediately in front of this solid object.

2. Stand on the chair on one leg facing the solid object and hold onto it at about waist level directly in front of you. Your heel should be close to the back edge of the chair.

3. Lower your body as far down as you can go into a one-legged squat. Your other leg will drop down below the level of the chair seat behind you. You should feel a great stretch in your glute. Make sure you continue to keep a firm gr…

101 tips to lose weight quickly

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1. Drink plenty of water. Our body needs a lot of water so give in to water. Water is not just way to flush out toxin but if you have more water in your body you will generally feel healthier and fitter. This it self will discourage any tendency to gorge. The best thing about water is that is has no calories at all.

2. Start your day with a glass of water. As soon as you wake up, gulp down a glass of cool water. It’s a wonderful way to start you day and you only need a lesser quantity of your breakfast drink after that. A glass of water lets out all your digestive juices and sort of lubricates the insides of your body. You may have your morning cup of tea but have it after a glass of water. It is good for you.

3. Drink a glass of water before you start the meal. Water naturally needs some space so that you feel fuller without actually having to stuff yourself.

4. Have another glass of water while you are having the meal. Again this is another way of making yourself full so that you can a…

Exercises your leg

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When a person is trying to exercise and get in shape, leg exercises are very important. Not only do the legs carry all of your weight all day long, they also make it possible for you to exercise many other parts of the body as well. Without leg strength it is difficult to strengthen any other parts of the body. Leg exercises can also give you the trim, lean look that desire.

One excellent exercise is the outer thigh lift. The goal of the outer thigh lift is to strengthen the hip and the outer thigh. You should lie on the floor or on a mat on your right side with the right arm stretched out under the head. Place your left arm in front of the chest, palm down, and hold yourself up. Keep the hips aligned and bend the right leg for support. You should lift the leg up and out. This should be done several times before switching legs and repeating the exercise on the other side.

Another excellent exercise for the outer thigh is the outer thigh press. This exercise will strengthen the hip and t…

Sweat tips that you can use

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These are things you can use NOW. They're quick, temporary fixes. Not intended for long-term use.

1. Bring another shirt. Sometimes referred to as the "pit-sweater's insurance policy," this strategy is one of the oldest. If you've been sweatin for a while, I bet you've done it.

Why such longevity and popularity ? Because it's so easy !

Just pop a couple freshly laundered shirts in your car. Or if you don't have a car, put a couple shirts in places that you find yourself frequently. You know, work, school, friend's house, friend's car, etc. But yea, Josh and I used to have shirts stashed everywhere. It's a good excessive sweat tip. It's saved our butts a million times.

It's the best feeling in the world when you're able to change into a nice, clean shirt from a sweaty one. Just sneak away to the bathroom and change it real quick. Speaking Of Shirts. Obviously light colors show sweat much more clearly. Definitely stick to dark colors…

What’s that Smell ???

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It is normal for every woman’s vagina to have a unique smell. Becoming familiar with the healthy smell of your vagina can help you determine when there is a problem. Changes in vaginal smell occur throughout the menstrual cycle but can also result from yeast infections, sexually transmitted infections, Trichomoniasis, or Bacterial Vaginosis.

Vaginal discharge is clear or milky white when a female is not on her period. During menstruation, this discharge keeps the vagina clean. Healthy vaginal discharge thickens and increases when you are sexually stimulated, when you are breastfeeding, or when you ovulate.

The female body has a natural method of cleansing itself and does not need the aid of douches or scented sprays. The use of scented sprays can irritate the vaginal area and cause a disturbance in the vagina’s pH balance. Cleaning the vagina with unscented soap on a daily basis is a good hygiene practice. Avoid using scented soaps, bubble baths or sprays and make sure to pat the vagina…

Home remedies remove your acne scar

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Chronic acne usually leaves scars, wrinkles and makes the skins texture irregular and rough. Scaring is a normal process of formation of collagen tissues after the wound has healed.

Scaring can be treated in several ways such as using microdermabrasion, home remedies, over the counter natural scrubs etc. Home remedies for treating acne scar are advantageous in that they do not cause any side effect. Home remedies are safe and have been used for centuries.
Following are some effective home remedies.

- Lemon Juice
- Rosehip Seed Oil
- Aloe Vera Gel
- Honey

Lemon Juice
Lemon contains citric acid and ascorbic acid (vitamin c), both substances possesses their specific properties. Ascorbic acid or vitamin c takes part in cellular growth and normal metabolism. Scarring occurs due to poor growth of normal muscle fibers. Vitamin c helps maintain normal growth. Lemon juice is topically applied once or twice a day. You can also take a glass of lemon juice once a day.

Rosehip Seed Oil
Although rosehip seed…

Traditional Chinese Medicine

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Traditional Chinese Medicine, also known as Eastern Medicine, focuses on the body as a holistic structure that must be in balance in order to obtain and maintain optimal health and wellness. Eastern or oriental medicine, has been practiced for thousands of years, and is used today as a form of complementary and alternative and integrative medicine.

This holistic healing method reasons that it is through all natural remedies, and alternative cures that the body is most effectively and sustainably healed. Similar to the principles held by practitioners of Naturopathy, Eastern Medicine purposes that the body, given the appropriate diet, exercise, and manual manipulation, is capable of keeping itself healthy and vibrant.

What does it encompass ?
Traditional Chinese Medicine employs many different holistic treatment techniques such as acupuncture therapy, acupressure, massage therapy, herbal medication, an all natural diet and nutrition, qigong, and meditation exercises in order to incorpora…

Yoga

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From energy drinks to energy bars, energy is something sought by people each day. Everything is made up of energy. Energy is pulsation - a pulsation that moves in a wave-like rhythm flowing up and flowing down. We may think we need to grab for energy outside of us in order to have more energy inside to function. What we really need is to learn how to balance the energy that is pulsing within us. While it may seem easy and convenient to purchase an energy product on the way to work, consuming it as you sit in traffic, quick energy fixes only lead to crashes later on. Instead, balance your energy with yoga, a natural way to keep you invigorated throughout your day.

Practicing yoga is a great way to energize your day. Yoga helps release tension and clear blockages, allowing energy to flow freely, creating an overall sense of vitality and well-being. Yoga poses don't create energy, they release energy and they also keep us from expending energy in activities that don't do anything …