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Natural Tips for Blackhead Removal

Blackheads can be a recurring nuisance that cause pimples and acne. They are caused when natural oil from the skin called sebum collects and hardens inside of the pores. The oil clogs the pore, and mixes with the toxins trying to escape from your skin. The toxins and the oil combined create glue inside of your pore. This glue is hiding underneath a black oxidized tip that is exposed and pops out just above the surface of the skin. This black tip is known as a blackhead. If you have oily or combination skin, there is a good chance you are going to battle with blackheads.

Natural Blackhead Solutions
There are many natural solutions to remove blackheads from your face. Focus these solutions in trouble areas and especially around the T-zone, known to be an area prone to blackheads.

Natural beauty experts claim this is one of the most powerful anti-blackhead herbs. Make a paste out of water and fresh crushed fenugreek leaves. Apply this paste to your face for 10 – 15 minutes and rins…

Cat Eye Makeup Look

1. you will need to use a sharp eyeliner pencil

2. begin by dotting along the root of the eyelashes starting at the inner eye and working your way out

3. you should follow the natural curve of the eye. Stop where your pupil ends and begin to subtly slant your eyeliner line upwards. You can carry this line as far as your like. Quarter of an inch is the most common

This method to cat eye makeup will give you a thin eyeliner line. If you would prefer a fatter line all you have to do is retrace your steps.

Once you have acquired confidence you can try using a liquid eyeliner and brush to create this cat eye look.

If you are looking to create a more translucent finish to your cat eye makeup you should use a shadow liner and brush. You will need to press the shadow as you move it along your eyelash line. You will move your eyeliner brush in the same slanting upwards motion as you did with the eyeliner pencil.

About Bra Fitting

To find your correct bra size, begin by wearing your best fitting bra - unpadded, and not a minimizer or sports bra (underwire doesn't matter). If you are sagging in this bra, tighten your straps until the crest of your breasts is approximately half way between your shoulder and your elbow - this is the proper alignment for most breasts. If possible, have someone other than yourself take your measurements. Not only is it faster, it also tends to be more accurate.

Measuring Your Band Size

1. Holding the measuring tape gently but firmly, measure around your bra directly under your bust after expelling all air from your lungs you want this measurement to be as small as possible. Look in a mirror to assure the tape is parallel to the floor. The position of your tape measure is critical here. If you have the tape too high, your measurement will be too large; too low and it's too small.

2. When you take these measurements, round to the closest whole inch, either up or down. For example…

All Skin Tones


Common problems: Often times, Asian women try to undo their skin's natural undertones and come off looking either too orange or too flushed. They may also have difficultly with getting achieving standout eyes.

What to look for: The best bet for a foundation is something with a yellow golden undertone, which will enhance the your natural Asian undertones of the skin. Assessing the crease of your eyes will give you a better idea of how to apply eyeliner and shadow. General rule of thumb: If you have a lot of fold above the eye, you can get away with more dramatic and smokey eyes; less fold you have, try to stick with bronze, lilac, or other understated, shimmery shadows to avoid looking like a raccoon. For the lips, try and stick with a neutral tone, with an understated pink. A light gloss always works, because it doesn't overpower the face.

What to avoid: Products, primarily foundations, concealers and blushes, with pink undertones. Avoid too-pink blush or you will look too …