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To Much Makeup-A Little Goes A Long Way

To Much Makeup-A Little Goes A Long Way

How much is to much makeup? The purpose of make up is to highlight what you have, your natural beauty, not cover it up. Even if you have blemishes you can diminish their appearance with make up without caking the stuff on.

Here are some tips so you do not apply to much makeup:

After thoroughly washing your face, apply a thin coat of foundation that matches your skin tone. You may want to invest in a winter color and a summer color of foundation so you can get this right year round. Using a damp makeup sponge will help blend the foundation so you can conserve how much gets used and get a soother more natural look.

Remember to apply a small amount to your neck and blend it with what you put on your face. Your face and neck should always be the same color.

If you do not want to use a foundation you can switch to a tinted moisturizer, just make sure that it has some sort of sun protection in it. Otherwise, you can put on some sun block before starting with the foundation to protect yourself from the damaging rays of the sun. Choose one that isn’t greasy.

Use some concealer to hide problem areas like those dark circles under your eyes, on blemishes, or other areas you do not want to stand out. Make sure that the concealer is well blended into your face. Use a makeup sponge or your finger to blend it in very well.

To get that fresh from the sun look, use your brush to apply a little bit of blush or bronzer to your face. Take your make up brush and lightly pat it on your choice of blush or bronzer powder. Blow a bit of the powder off your brush, smile big and apply the brush to your cheeks, your cheek bones and up onto your forehead. Don’t forget your nose and your chin.

If you are using a bronzer brush the powder across your forehead. Note that if you feel that you are wearing too much blush or bronzer, take a cotton ball or some toilet paper and wipe it off.

Next, it is time to apply some eyeliner. This is wear you can make or break the difference between just right and overdone. Choose a color that matches or is just a little darker than the eye color you choose to wear.

Apply it to your top lids only and blend it with the blending tip up onto your eye lid. This way you can blend it in easily to your eye color and it will not stand out so much therefore looking much more natural.

Apply mascara to your eyelashes and immediately brush them with an eyebrow/eyelash brush to get rid of clumps. For curlier eyelashes use an eyelash curler before applying mascara.

Finish the look with some lip gloss that matches everything else you have put on to this point. Go with one that if the same shade of your lips or just a shade or two darker.

There, beautiful…today you are not wearing to much makeup.

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Stress Relief Is Available=Learn To Deal With It Effectively

Stress Relief Is Available=Learn To Deal With It Effectively

S-t-r-e-s-s, it is everywhere and unless you learn to deal effectively with it and find ways to get some stress relief, it can cause some serious health problems.

Some of the most common effects prolonged exposure to stressful situations have on your body, mood, and behavior are:

1. Headaches, muscle aches, fatigue, loss of interest in sex, and changes in your sleep pattern and bowel habits.

2. Increased anxiousness, lack of motivation, depression and restlessness.

3. Overeating or not eating enough, using alcohol or drugs, withdrawing from social situations, or lashing out in anger can become behavioral problems.

If you notice that you are experiencing any of these symptoms you should go speak to your doctor and have a physical to make sure that you do not have any underlying problems caused by the stressful situations in your life like increased blood pressure.

Have the doc give you the once over and then ask them how to decrease the stressful situations in your life.

You could just need to talk a walk everyday after dinner to alleviate some anxiety. Nothing beats exercise for stress relief and to know you are doing something good for yourself is a plus as well.

It does not even have to be intense exercise. A walk around the neighborhood will do nicely.

If you have the time you could try a yoga class. Yoga is extremely effective for relieving tension and helping you remain centered and calm.

No one has to be a victim of the stressful situations life throws at us everyday. All you have to do is find ways to deal with it that work for you. Maybe some aroma therapy would be nice.

Heck, you could even do this at work if you could find some time. Lavender is one of the best scents used for calming. Do some research online and then order some essential oils or go buy some in the store.

Remember, though, a little goes a long way. Place only a drop or two on a cotton ball or tissue and put it up to your nose and inhale slowly and deeply. Exhale through your mouth and close your eyes and lay your head back, relaxing your entire body as you exhale. Repeat as needed.

Include some soft music and dim lights to enhance the calming effects of the essential oils. Like I said, this is so easy to do, you could even manage to do this at work especially during a particularly rough day.

When was the last time you laughed…at anything? If you cannot remember when you last had a good belly laugh then maybe you need to go rent a good comedy on your way home tonight.

Everyone has heard that laughter is the best medicine, right? Well, it is also one of the best stress relief activities you can do for yourself, and it’s free for everyone to do. If the movie doesn’t do it for you then get together with some old friends and reminisce about old times. Just laugh.

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