We are always looking for ways to look better, but how about some tips on how to look better without paying a penny?
Hydrate all day long! Water is good for you. Drinking at least eight, eight ounce glasses of water a day will better hydrate your body. Increasing your water intake will give you improved skin and your health.
Look in your fridge! I bet you have a few items in there that you won’t get around to using or finishing, and maybe a few of them could be used in a homemade beauty recipe. Those buy one, get one free eggs? SO many face masks require egg whites or yolks. Instead of letting a few go rotten, pamper yourself.
Get some much needed rest! Sleep the amount you need to sleep. We make time for so many things, but too often sleep gets the shaft. Eight hours is the average required by most, but some need only six, while others need ten! Find your happy medium and start going to bed a little earlier so you can get your full required amount. You’ll look and feel better in the morning.
Smile more! Find reasons to smile throughout the day–whatever they may be. Everybody looks good in a smile.
Seek out some outdoor fun! (Just make sure you wear sunscreen!) Go for a walk around your neighborhood (alone, with friends, with the neighbor’s dog…) or take a sketch pad and sit on a park bench. Warm temperatures, lots of scenery, and movement will refresh you.
How do you look better without spending a dime? Share your tricks!
Vamp or die! Go bold and totally vampy with dark red lips with subtle shimmer and shine.
Add coral for less OTT red! So red is too bold or too much for you? Try getting a shade with a little bit of coral in it, or even topping your go-to red with a coral gloss. It’ll tone down the red a few notches.
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When it comes to aging, prevention is key. Trying to repair the damage or turn back the clock once the aging process has started to show signs (or has set in) is a lot harder than preventing aging!
#1 Use your ring finger when pulling at your eyelid – whether it’s to put in contacts or apply eyeliner! Your ring finger applies less pressure than the other fingers. If you can’t manage with the ring finger, try your middle finger instead.
#2 Start an anti-aging regimen sooner rather than later. Because prevention is easier than repair, finding a good eye cream is a great idea. Hold those fine lines back! Many eye creams also work on reducing puffiness or dark circles as well as have anti-aging properties.
#3 Don’t forget sunscreen on your eyes! I hope everybody knows the importance of wearing sunscreen, but don’t forget to apply it around your eyes. (And your neck!)
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My week started off on a pretty bad note, which meant no makeup at all yesterday. My puppy, Mellan, was scheduled to be neutered yesterday, but the Humane Society said he had a heart murmur graded 5 out of 6. I couldn’t take the risk of him dying on the table for the sake of nixing his parts. But of course, lots and lots of tears were spilled at the realization of just how mortal he is (and how much I love him).
We were aware he had a slight murmur (grade 1-2) since he was at least 12 weeks old, but it was minor and presumed to be a puppy murmur (which tend to disappear by six months). We saw our vet yesterday, and he graded the murmur 3-4. Today, Mellan is at our vet all day, so he can get his chest x-rayed and have the doctor listen to his heart throughout the day. We are hoping for good news! *crosses fingers*
So since I’m liable to cry off any makeup I wear today, here is a look back at my favorite green looks I’ve done! Just click the photo to see the full look and its details!
I LOVE emerald greens, because they’re so intense and vibrant, but they’re not not neon or chartreuse greens. I have a thing for smoky eyes, especially when there’s some gold glittering in the darker colors.
As much as mineralize eyeshadows *don’t* do it for me, I actually enjoyed the way last year’s Flashtronic shadows came out in this look! I think it’s the softness of the greens, though the overall look is a bit frosty, I suppose.
This is kind of gold-green-blue, but still, I see predominantly green I love the way the blue liner popped, but I think the color of the gold blended well with the green.
I just LOVE this muted shade of gold-green and everything. I am so tempted to try this again!
This is not my own creation, but it is a recreation based off of the Barbie Loves MAC promo photos! I was so amazed at how this look turned out, because I was totally in love with it (still am!).