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Styles for Taller Teen Bodies

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Evaluate Your Length
Where exactly in your body does your height come from ? Do you have extra long legs ? Is it in your torso ? Or, maybe you are evenly proportioned, just stretched a little like a rubber band ? Finding where your own true height is located will help make selecting the best tall clothing styles much easier.

In the Legs. If your height is in your legs, then you can wear most anything in regular sizes except your bottoms. For pants, skirts and dresses, you will need to shop for long lengths or from specialty tall departments.

In some cases, you can also adjust the style to fit your length. For example, if you fall in love with a pair of jeans that aren’t available in size “long” you may still be able to wear them as Capri’s instead. If skirts and dresses are your thing, wear some of the mid-length styles like your own version of the mini and simply avoid true mini skirts altogether.

Long leg tips:
- Break up your tall length with a midline distraction. Add a belt, wear cont…

Bathing your cuties baby

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Bathing your baby becomes a special responsibility often enjoyed by a new parent. Always stay within arm's length of baby at all times. Do not take your eyes off baby.

A bath seat will give your child added support while in the bathtub, but it will not protect the child from injury or drowning. Keep the following tips in mind while using a bath seat or bath ring.

Bath seats and bath rings should only be used with children who are capable of sitting upright unassisted.

Collect all bathing materials (soap, shampoo, cloth, comb) before bringing the baby into the bathroom.
Place bathing materials within hands reach of where you will be bathing baby. Be sure the bottom of the tub is clean and free of any soap residue.

If the bath seat or bath ring has suction cups, make sure they adhere to the bottom of the tub. Pull up on the bath seat/bath ring to test.

Never use a bath seat on textured or non skid surfaces unless the manufacturer's instructions specifically state the seat is intended…

Clothes tips to look slimmer

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1. Choose clothing all in one color to give yourself a long, lean look.

2. Wear black. It gives a look that is especially slimming.

3. Try to avoid shapeless clothing. No one is fooled, and loose clothes often make you appear wider or heavier.
4. Avoid tight clothing that will emphasize your heavy areas.
5. Choose softly tailored pieces that define but don't constrain.
6. Steer clear of horizontal stripes, which make you appear wider, but consider vertical stripes, which make you look longer and leaner.
7. Wear blocks of color that draw the eye away from less than perfect areas. Wear a red shell or royal blue jacket, for example, to draw attention away from your legs.
8. Wear shoulder pads and wide necklines to balance wide hips.
9. Choose pants that have narrow or tapered legs to hide a large midsection. Flat front pants and side or back zippers will flatter your figure, while pockets, pleats and tight pants will only draw attention to your midsection.

High heels tips

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When buying a pair of heels there are a number of things it is important to consider. The wrong pair of shoes can mean hours of pain and can make you look like you are unable to put one leg in front of the other.

Consider heel height.
The height you need is determined by a lot of factors. Are you buying the shoes to go with a pair of long jeans or dress pants ? If so, bring the pants with and try the shoes on with them. You need the bottom of the pant to not hit the floor when you walk but at the same time it can't sway at your ankles for 4-inch heels poking out.

If you are looking to wear heels with a skirt, dress shorts, or capris you will not need to worry about where the hem line sits. Still, heel height can mean the difference between hours of comfort and hours of pain. Try the shoes on and walk around the store. If they pinch, pull or tug at all put them back. Contrary to popular thinking shoes don't stretch enough to make them comfortable. Maybe a flat will mold to your fo…

Apply Eyeliner

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1. Liquid eyeliner should only be used above the top lashes. It is best to use a pencil or eyeshadow under the lower lashes. For a more dramatic look, use a colored kohl pencil above and below lashes and follow with a black liquid liner on the top. It will make your lashes appear darker and will stay on all day. A dark eye-liner highlights the shape of your eyes and deepens the look. Softly line with eyeliner pencil, draw a thin line along lashes next to roots.

For a dramatic look, lightly dot color along the lower lashes. For softness, line can be smudged with fingertip or Q-tip.

2. Eyeliner should be applied close to the base of the eyelashes. Products vary from cake to liquid liner to pencil. Practice makes perfect in achieving a fine line. Hold your head back and look down into the mirror. The eyelid will be tight and it will be easier to apply the liner. Smudge if necessary.

3. Don´t apply eyeliner in a thick line. It looks harsh and makes the eye appear heavy and tired. Get out of …

Dry Lips Tips

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-Hot water fomentation, followed by a mixture of Vaseline and honey applied on the lips atleast thrice a week will prevent lips from chapping.

-A good lip balm should create a moisture barrier to provide protection against the elements. It should also contain counterirritants to eliminate itching. Lip balms with antiseptic properties are also perfectly safe, and keep germs and bacteria away from chapped or cracked lips.

-Apply fresh butter on dry lips to make it smooth.

-Use chapstick

-To cure dry lips apply peanut butter or coco butter.

-Grind rose petals with cream on the top of milk and apply on lips to cure the dry lips

-Mix 2 drops of glycerin, and ½ tsp of lime juice and apply on lips to cure the dry lips.

-Take B, C vitamin foods in diet.

-Best remedy to cure dry lips mix equal quantities of nutmeg, turmeric, fresh butter and apply to lips.

-Mix 2 drops of glycerin with 1 tsp of cream on the top of milk and apply to lips to cure the dry lips and as well as to get the smooth & shiny …

Facial and Skin Care

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Daily skin and facial care is much more effective in making us look beautiful than any cosmetics in the world. Here we are going to discuss some of the tips and tricks that we can use to make us look younger and more beautiful without spending too much of extra time and money:

- Get a quick facial at home by splashing your face with lots of warm water and then massaging it with olive oil to moisturize your skin. Use a half-teaspoon of sugar for scrubbing your face and keep rubbing it until it melts away. Wipe off your face with a warm, wet cloth.
-Use the toning mixture of equal parts of water and vinegar and dissolve few aspirins in it twice a day to counter any aging signs in your face. Vinegar flakes off dead skin cells while aspirin is a superb anti-acne product and is also effective on deep acne spots. However, it tends to make skin thinner like store bought toner and so sun block with at least SPF 15 should be used essentially everyday.
- Wash your face several times a day and wi…

Home remedies for under eye Bags

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Nobody looks good with puffy bags under their eyes, but how to get rid of them ? Everyone’s got their magic potions, but this is the easiest remedy I’ve ever run across, and it really works!

I was so surprised by the single kitchen ingredient that this how to calls for it’s not a cucumber, and you’re sure to have one on hand. Find out the secret !

Raw potato slices will help tighten baggy, puffy eyes. All you need is a potato and a knife or slicer !

To Make:

1. Slice 1/4 potato to fit over your eyes.
2. Cut 2 slices or, if you prefer, 5 to 10 very thin slices, several for each eye. Either method works.

To Use:

1. Spritz eye area with water.
2. Lying down, place the potato slices on your eyelids and leave in place for at least 10 minutes for best results.

Maximizing your growth cycle

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The right vitamins and minerals play a major role in keeping your hair healthy. Any nutritional deficiencies can lead to thinning hair or even total baldness.

It is a well known fact that an under active thyroid can result in frizzy or brittle hair while an overactive thyroid turn hair greasy and limp.

The bottom line to this thread is that your hair ultimately reflects the overall condition of your body. If your body is healthy and well nourished, your hair will be your shining glory.

If you are having any health problems or suffering from any nutritional deficiencies, your hair may stop growing or show damage.

If your body is in good health, you can maximize your genetic growth cycle through taking the proper blend of amino acids and B-vitamins.

It is also important to include B-6, biotin, Inositol and folic acid in the supplemental program. It has been found that certain minerals including magnesium, sulfur, silica and zinc are also very important toward maintaining healthy hair.

Beta ca…

Straight your own hair

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Curls go in and out of style all the time, but straight hair has always been present on the scene, and will probably continue to be so forever. However, not all women have straight hair and, sometimes, getting it can be a real pain not to mention the damage we can do to it if we don’t know what to do. what can be a tricky situation a few tips to get the straight hair we’ve always wanted, right in the comfort of our home.

First off, we have to bear in mind that, if straight hair is what we want, we must have lots of patience and, above all, time to spare to get the perfect results. Stylists tell us that we should also know just the type of hair we have, so as to be able to best appreciate the methods we’ll be using to make it straight. Next up, it’s time for a wash: to get fabulous, straight hair, we must shampoo and condition our locks to avoid the oily, greasy, yucky look to the best of our abilities.

Once the washing part is taken care of, we must partially blow dry the hair, using a …

Coconut Oil For Hair

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The best way to apply coconut oil to your hair is immediately after a shower or bath, when the hair is still wet. It should not still be dripping wet, but more than slightly damp. It doesn't matter whether the coconut oil is liquid or solid (pure coconut oil solidifies at less than 76 degrees F, but it's still perfectly good).

Take a small amount (about a half teaspoon for long hair, less for shorter hair) and put it in your palm. Rub your hands together and begin the application at the ends of your wet hair, using your oily fingers to distribute it evenly and lightly.

The trick is to use just enough so that the oil will penetrate the hair, without leaving an oily or greasy look. Use more at the ends, less in the middle and very little, if any at the roots.

Don’t use any oil near the roots if you want to avoid the greasy look.

Although the molecular structure of coconut oil is perfect for penetrating inside the hair shaft, and works beautifully with the natural hair proteins, its …

Healthy Heat Protection

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When you straighten your hair with your flat iron, do you ever think about the damage you may be causing ? Yep, you should. There are a variety of healthy heat protectants on the beauty market to help take care of your hair and protect it from heat damage while you straighten (or use any heat styling appliance). Think about it, if you are using a flat iron that goes up to 400+ degrees don't you think you might want to protect your locks? Hair gets damaged on its own, it's best not to add to it by literally frying it every day with a flat iron. There are a few great protectants that buffer the excessive heat from flat irons (and curling irons, blow dryers, pressing combs, and hot rollers!) while enhancing the effectiveness of each appliance.

It's best to choose a protectant that suits your comfort level. Spray, serum, lotion, gel? Hmmm... which is best ? All of them promise to protect your hair, and technically of them will just by adding that layer of coating between your h…

Creating full eyelashes

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Anyone can have full eyelashes with these simple tips. Eyelashes protect our eyes from dust and debris; however, eyelashes also serve a cosmetic purpose as well. Full eyelashes can help your eye makeup really stand out, making your eyes look vibrant. Not everyone is born with thick eyelashes, but thanks to mascara and a few simple tips, anyone can achieve full eyelashes.

Choosing Mascara
Selecting the right mascara is the first step for creating full eyelashes. Mascara like Lash Extreme Mascara from Aloette is your best ally, because the formula helps hydrate eyelashes and the wand serves to fully cover each eyelash.

Application
When applying mascara to your eyelashes, it’s easy to miss the lashes at the corners of the eyes. To make sure you have your eyelashes fully covered, try using a mascara wand that is short and thin. If you want to create a thicker look for your eyelashes, apply a second coat of mascara before the first coat dries.

Avoid Clumping & Smudging
To help avoid dried …

Short Hairstyles

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Bob Haircut
The bob hairstyle never goes out of fashion. It epitomizes class and chic. You only need to look at such style icons as Coco Chanel who always wore a bob to understand why so many women love this hairstyle. The short bob hairstyle is a great choice for many women. One of the things that is imperative for a short bob hairstyle is that it is cut immaculately and precisely.

A short bob hairstyle can be cut at even lengths or can be cut at an angle. The style that you choose should depend on the shape of your face. If you have a thin face a short bob hairstyle with an even cut is best for you. If however, you have a round face then it is often best if the bob is cut at an angle. Though your stylist can be blamed, up to certain extent, for such photos, the main culprit is the person who chose a picture of short hair style that does not compliment his/her hair texture and face shape.

Short Choppy
Short choppy hairstyles are very fashionable right now. Many celebrities have been spot…

Hair extensions tips

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There is no doubt that long, flowing hair is in, but many people who desire to have long hair are unable to achieve the right look no matter how long they let their hair grow. For this reason, many turn to hair extensions to get that look they’ve always dreamed of. Whether their hair is sparse and thin or ethnic and curly, many have found that they can have long hair through hair extension.

There are two major types of hair extension: strands and wefts. Strands use techniques that apply 20 to 50 strands of synthetic or natural hair to your own hair by weaving, heat fusing, gluing, clamping, or using waxes and polymers. Hair extension wefts, on the other hand, use wefts of hair that are sewn into a small braid of your own hair that has been put across your scalp for the purpose of hair extension.

With both types of hair extension you can achieve dramatic results. You can thicken and lengthen your hair instantly. And the hair extensions can be matched up perfectly to your own hair. With h…

Deodorant and breast cancer

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A link has been found between aluminium in deodorants and cancer, according to British scientists. Tests found that women who used deodorants had deposits of aluminium in their outer breasts. The samples were taken from women who had undergone a mastectomy for breast cancer.

Aluminium is not normally found in the human body and scientists are reasonably convinced the presence of the metal means it is being absorbed from anti-perspirant sprays or roll ons. Most deodorants contain aluminium salts, because the metal is effective at stopping skin sweating.

Deodorants may be combined with antiperspirants classified as drugs by the FDA which attempt to stop or significantly reduce perspiration and thus reduce the moist climate in which bacteria thrive. Aluminium chloride, aluminium chlorohydrate, and aluminium-zirconium compounds, most notably Aluminium zirconium tetrachlorohydrex gly and Aluminium zirconium trichlorohydrex gly, are the most widely used antiperspirants. Aluminium-based comple…

Eye Makeup Tips

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Your eye makeup can really define your "look". Use it sparingly to create modest, yet beautiful eyes for the work day, and apply it heavier for dramatic, sexy eyes that are perfect for an evening out on the town.

Whether you're preparing for day or night, it's a good idea to begin by applying an eye shadow primer base to your lids to help your eye makeup look fresh longer

Creating Wide Set Eyes
Sexy EyesTo accentuate wide set eyes or to give the illusion of more distance between close set eyes, try following these eye makeup tips:

- Apply a light to medium shade of eye shadow to your entire lid area.
- Then, using a darker, complimentary color, apply this shade to the outer third of your main lid area, extending slightly beyond the outer corner of your eye.
- Use your finger tip to blend the darker color and soften the edges
- Add pencil liner, slightly widening the line at the outer edges of the eyes.
- Brush mascara onto the tips of the lashes near the inner corners, and o…

Hair Growing Tips

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Some hair loss experts have discovered that people have excellent hair growing results by following the Zone Diet, which is low in fat. Many other hair care experts recommend the Zone Diet as very helpful for hair care concerns.

Here are some other hair growing tips :

1. Eliminate or cut back on smoking, caffeine and carbonated sodas which weaken the body and block maximum hair growing potential.
2. Eat a healthy diet. Avoid foods that are high in sugar or fat.
3. Treat your hair like a piece of fine old lace. Treat it carefully avoiding any unnecessary brushing, combing or handling.
4. Avoid use of hot water, hot blow dryers or other hair care tools that may stress the hair.
5. Have a weekly scalp massage to provide stimulation to the hair follicles.
6. Do a series of ongoing hot oil treatments to protect the hair's shaft.
7. Have regular trims to eliminate split ends and allow the hair to look and feel healthier.
8. Get plenty of rest and sleep to allow your body to grow hair.

Natural way to strip hair color

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When adding color to your hair, professionally at a salon, or at home, you are taking a huge risk of not liking the color and also of doing more damage to the health of your hair. Even professional hair-colorists cannot guarantee that the shade of color you want will come out as you imagine. It’s much more likely to happen if you are doing it yourself (or having a friend apply the color) at home, and are inexperienced. If you’ve had your hair dyed professionally and do not like it, it is not such a good idea to return to the person who colored it initially. Instead, call around to different salons and inquire about what can be done to fix the color in the most natural way possible.

If you decide to let a professional try to remove the unwanted color, they will apply a color remover which will not take all of the color out. Initially, it will only fade it slightly. This process might damage your hair even further and create a brassy look, resulting in aving to dye it yet again. You can …

Allergic to the Nickel

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If you have problems with a skin rash, redness, swelling, itching or burning in areas where you are wearing jewelry, you may have a nickel allergy. Nickel is commonly used in most jewelry, since it's cheap and strong, but around 15% of the population is allergic to nickel. If you've recently gotten your ears or body pierced and are experiencing allergic symptoms, you may have become sensitized to the metal your jewelry contains. White gold and other gold that is less that 14 carats can bring on a reaction, since white gold is made with nickel and other forms of gold contain some amount of nickel as a hardening agent. Sterling silver is plated with nickel, which stays shiny and bright when silver might tarnish, and so is frequently used in silver jewelry.

Causes and Symptoms of Nickel Allergies
If you're wondering about the cause of nickel allergies, keep on wondering. Some people never develop sensitivity, but those who do may find symptoms appearing up to ten days after th…