Our hands are such an integral part of our daily lives, and constantly, we risk their health and strength, often without even noticing, because of the hustle and bustle of our day-to-day activities. Our nails need to be taken care of too, make a greater effort to take good care of your nails. Here are some tips to achieve the perfect manicure at home:
The pressure and stress of work can give you sleepless nights. You then top this with unhealthy junk food. The result is to put the entire body under strain, especially the eyes. And one day you wake up to find little pouches formed under your eyes. These pouches are known as baggy eyes and should not be confused with the puffiness of the eye. This is because baggy eyes require a long and a persistent effort from you to get rid of it, unlike puffy eyes, which disappear within a short time. Though it may give you, the look of an intellectual, dark and fluffy eye can be quite irritating to those who have them. Especially in women, it can be the end of their self-confidence as it makes them look unglamorous and tired. Baggy eyes can also be the result of age, which makes it all the more irritating as no one would like to show their age. In the fast-paced swarm, baggy eyes are a common problem but that does not mean that you should bear it to stay in the herd. Making a few changes in your lifestyle is the first step that you should take to get rid of your baggy eyes.
Mascara gives a finishing touch to your eye makeup and must cover the lashes from roots to the tips. Deposit the colour on the mascara wand by twirling it in the pack and then cover the upper lashes from their base to the tips in full strokes to make the lashes look thicker, longer, well defined and separated. Mascara is applied from the underside by holding the wand horizontally parallel to the eyelid and the brush is rolled slowly in the upward stroke. For lower lashes, one has to be more careful so as not to smudge the under eye area and the wand is to be held vertically and mascara is applied from side to side. Less mascara is used on the lower lashes and extra colour should be blotted off using the tissue paper. Usually women opt for more than one coat of the mascara, which combs the lashes too so that they do not look stuck together.
Blush is often the last cosmetic to be used on face while doing makeup. The method of applying blush differs with the facial shape and the right application of blusher can make your face look longer or wider, as desired.
Eyeliner is used to give shape to the eyes and refine them as desired. An important part of eye makeup, it is often used after eyeshadow and before mascara. Eyeliner can be used to add the dramatic touch to your face or soften the look for your eyes and must be used, keeping the colour of eyes and the eyeshadow that you use in mind. Brown, navy and charcoal lines look gorgeous on light coloured eyes while brown and plum shades are often used to enhance the beauty of dark brown and black eyes.
Keep all fragrance in a cool, dry area, and away from windows as sunlight can unbalance the various ingredients. An opened bottle should be kept in its box to insure a longer shelf life.
Fragrance lasts longer on some people than on others because of differences in our skin (oily or dry) and in our PH levels. To achieve a longer effect, try layering your fragrance. Using the fragrance bath gel, (if the company offers one), then the moisturizer or powder, and then the Eau de Toilette, Eau de Parfum or Eau de Cologne, will usually have a longer lasting effect.
Also, apply your fragrance low on the body, as well as behind your ears and on your neck, so that the scent rises and you won't lose it as quickly. A light spray on the hair can last all day.
Perfumes are mostly produced in several concentration grades and each of them has its own advantages. Usually, perfumes are made in concentrations of perfume, eau de perfume, eau de toilette, cologne and other accompanying fragrant products. Difference between them is in concentration of perfume extract, essential oils, so called ‘jus’.
In general, a perfume which was not opened is stored up to three years. Once the perfume was opened, it should be stored for up to 6-18 months. Yet, this has not to be applied to all of them, because some perfumes can keep their quality for decades, while some will get spoiled in a period of several months, particularly if stored in conditions which are not suitable for perfume preservation. There are three enemies to perfumes – light, high temperature and humidity. It is best to keep the perfume in its original box, especially if seldom used, or you have a quantity of it. When stored out of box, it should not be exposed to light, even the artificial. Never keep your perfumes in bathroom. A closet drawer or a cabinet would be the best place.
Perfume should always be applied on a clean skin, on the pulse points. At the pulse points your skin is warmer than on the other parts, what helps the perfume to open up in all its richness. The pulse points are: behind ears, on the bottom of the neck, inner side of elbow and knees, inner side of wrists and under your chest. It is also good to spray the perfume above your head and then walk into the fragrant mist. Perfume trace remains in hair for a long time, but be aware that alcohol in the perfume might dry your hair out. Do not perfume your clothes, or better to say, do not perfume your clothes only as perfume opens best in a chemical reaction with your skin. Furthermore, do not apply perfume just before exposure to the sun light, because alcohol in the perfume is harmful for the skin, and some components might be phototoxic and damage your skin, or cause pigmentation on your skin. Also, when applying the perfume, do not rub the skin, as it will crush the smell.
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