Monday, May 12, 2008

Make Your Eyes POP!

BROWN EYES:
Choose shades of blue, purple, gold, burnt oranges and gray for eyeshadow
Choose a good volumizing & lengthening mascara
Use white liner on the inside of your bottom lid [this also makes your eyes look bigger]
Add regular black liner on top

BLUE EYES:
Choose shades of taupe, lavender, camel, lilac and other shades of browns and purples
Don't overdo the mascara, in this case less is more
Use a darker shadow instead of pencil or liquid liner

HAZEL EYES:
Choose shades of lavender, deep mauves, pinks, plums and eggplant.
For a more dramatic look, use darker shades along the crease of your eye.
Choose a good volumizing & lengthening mascara

GREEN EYES:
Choose shades of brownish-pinks, salmon, mauve and purple.
Choose a good volumizing & lengthening mascara
Use liner if desired.

Dark Circles: Causes & Cures

Under eye dark circles are like bruises. Bruises are caused when blood vessels and capillaries are damaged, resulting in a bluish darker pigmentation of the skin. Same goes for dark circles, only you don't have to get hurt. The most common causes are:
*Tanning
*Inadequate Rest
*Age
*Allergies
*Poor nutrition
*Pregnancy
*Fatigue
*Menstruation

The best way to cover dark circles are to use a concealer or foundation one shade lighter than the one you use for your face just for the under eye area.

Cures/Treatments:
*Eye creams [don't let people tell you they don't cure because they do!]
*Vitamin E
*Cucumbers
*Tea bag [apply a cold used tea bag to the under eye area]
*Stay out of the sun
*Drink 8-10 glasses of water a day

Want healthier hair?

*Make sure your hair is never too clean or too dirty either one can be very damaging. I'd recommend washing your hair every other day.
*Find a conitioner with biotin in it. [Biotin is a vitamin that promotes hair health & growth]
*Use a deep conditioner at least once a week. I find that mixing a few together works best.
*Use a protein &/or heat sealing spray before blowdrying or using any sort of heat [ex: flat iron, curler]

If your hair is damaged from bleaching, dyeing, etc. try the following:

*Cholesterol Treatment [can be purchased at your local beauty supply]
*Hair Mask [can be purchased basically anywhere]
*Hot oil treatment [Beauty supply]
*Hair Mayonaise [beauty supply, walmart, target,etc]


Do it yourself at home remedies:

*Cover your hair with mayonaise, sleep with it on over night & wash it out in the morning.
*Mix 1tablespoon of honey with an egg, cover your hair with it, and let it sit for 10 minutes then rinse it out
*Mash an avocado, add some olive oil, apply to your hair & rinse out after a few minutes