Thursday, 24 May 2012

Hair Loss



Hair Loss


Hair loss has become a perennial problem. The amount of hair lost is not supplemented with the number of hair grown. Hence there becomes a problem. Almost all women face a problem with hair loss. A study has said that on a daily basis we lose 100 hairs. The life span of a hair is not more than four years. There can be several reasons for hair loss. The problem can be hereditary, stress or any disease. There is specific treatment for hair loss. But we should not ignore the problem of hair loss. Let us focus on the different causes of hair loss.



The cause can be hereditary


Little disorder in genetic factor can be the reason for hair loss. Once a hair is lost it gets replaced naturally. But a disorder in genetic factors will not let the lost hair get replaced. The gap gets created. Thus it leads to baldness at a very young age too. There are three other factors which affect hair loss; they are age, gender and hormone. Due to age people loose hair and it might lead to baldness. The problem can be related to hormones too. The problem of hair fall affects men more when compared with women.



The problem could be stress


Stress is another reason for hair loss. Physical stress or emotional stress both contribute to hair loss. There can be 2 type of hair loss in this scenario: Telogen effluvium and Alopecia areata. Telogen effluvium is a severe problem. The hair falls and the growth is almost lost. Hence the gap cannot be filled. Alopecia areata happens when the white blood cells attack the follicles of the hair. In this scenario, the body hair also falls. The hair does grow back but intensive treatment is required. The hair will falls in patches.



Side effects of medicines
Few medicines have side effects. The intake of the medicine results in hair fall. The severity of the medicines is the key factor for hair loss. Like after chemotherapy people tend to lose hair. Even after pregnancy there is a chance of hair fall. As there is a hormonal change during pregnancy there is a chance of hair loss. Birth control pills also lead to hair fall.

Celebrity Beauty Tips and Secrets




Celebrity Beauty Tips and Secrets


Have you been longing to walk in the footsteps of your favorite celebrity? If not in the path of their profession, at least in the way they look! Keeping the “glam quotient” intact at all times is indeed a difficult task. But knowing the little secrets behind celebrity looks and a few useful celebrity beauty tips can help you get the look that you have always craved for. After all, as L’Oreal says, who doesn’t “aspire to beauty?”


For celebrities, it is easy to splurge on expensive beauty products and visit the best of spas to keep them glowing at all times. They have stylists and trainers working on them and taking care of them 24/7. Celebrities really have to work hard to keep their “glam quotient” high. Our site therefore, lets you know about some great celebrity beauty tips so that you can do something on your own, even without the help of stylists and makeup artists.


To begin with, not all the beauty products that are expensive do wonders to your skin care. Numerous celebrities swear by simply easy-to-get natural body care products to maintain the natural glow of their skin.


A mix of milk and water dabbed or sprayed on the face, or plain, refrigerated rose water sprayed or dabbed on the face every now and then will help retain the fresh glow on your face.


Use face packs made of fuller’s earth, sandalwood powder and rose water, or other natural products every alternate day. Saffron and milk are also great for your skin. Make sure that you are not allergic to the products that you plan to use.


Get your hair treated by professionals. Go for chemical peels and body wraps at specialized beauty salons to get rid of any kind of grime and dirt. Chemical peels and body wraps help to nourish and rejuvenate your skin.Getting glycolic peel facials and other facials twice a month will do wonders as these will remove pigmentation.


Get a hair cut that matches the shape of your face. The full lips effect will be easy to get with the use of cinnamon oil every night. Besides, these, use makeup sparingly but make it a point to coordinate it with the dress and occasion you are getting prepared for.


Twice a month manicures and pedicures will do the trick for the hands care and feet care, whereas exercising thrice a week will keep you in perfect shape.


A combination of Pilates and Yoga for your exercise regimen will be ideal. Get advice from a trained fitness trainer. The wrong kind of exercise can do more harm than good.


Include lots of fruits and vegetables in your diet and drink plenty of water to keep yourself hydrated. Avoid alcohol, tobacco and junk foods.Sleep for 7-9 hours is a must to keep the fresh look intact.Practice meditation, as this helps you to relax.


If you wish to get the expensive apparel worn by celebrities, in your wardrobe, you can make it possible and for this, you will not require any splurging! You can do online shopping at discount rates or do your shopping during end of season sales. Ensure that you have shoes that match.


These great celebrity beauty tips will help you to get the glamorous look in no time at all. However, there is one point that you may keep in mind and that is what may suit your favorite celebrity may not suit you. So, customize your celebrity’s style to suit your personality, figure and complexion, and enjoy showing off your new looks.


So, enjoy your customized “celebrity makeover session” and browse BeautyTipsHub.Com for great beauty tips.

Celebrity Fashion Tips


Celebrity Fashion Tips


Celebrities are the biggest fashion icons for the fashion freaks. Over the years, people, especially the teenagers, have been driven by the latest trends in the world of fashion, that have been introduced by their favorite stars (of films, sports, or other fields), through their work or brand endorsements. Survey has shown that the styles and fashion statements of celebrities are most popular among the college students. They receive a vast amount of knowledge from the interviews of their stars, which motivates them. These ideas were popular particularly for their cost effectiveness and viability.


Important Fashion Guidelines


Some of the most important guidelines for following celebrity style are: Know yourself - Before dressing up or styling like your favorite celebrity, it is very important for you to understand whether it would look the same on you. In addition to this, you would also have to take into account whether the particular style will go with your image and not look as if it is forced.


Easy to maintain - Whether it is a makeover, or an outfit, maintenance is one of the fundamental requirements of styling. Hence, always go for a makeover, or a haircut, that you can maintain easily.


Keep an eye on the cost - This is one of the vital points that young fashion freaks like college students should take notice of. Going for an expensive makeover or an outfit may not be the right idea.


Time constraint - This is an important aspect of following celebrity fashion. Unlike self styling, style statements made by celebrities are subject to change quite frequently (in a few months time). Keeping a track of this requires time as well as adequate financial resource.

Fashion Tips for Girls


Girls usually tend to dress up like their mothers. They derive the fashion style statement from the one they idolize and admire. There are different fashion trends for girls in different seasons. Girls taking up the fashion statement from mothers directly imitate what the fashion could be like. Finding out what’s hot in fashion for girls is a mandatory requirement. Thus, fashion tips for girls are equally important to dress up in a manner that is admired by all.


Important Fashion Tips for Girls


While holidaying out, keep in mind that glitter becomes much desired. It can be used while sporting rich satin colors and crisp taffetas. The hot colors for all season are – plum, red, navy and basic black (all hot colors).
Those who want to remain simple with their fashion statement, try out a black, navy or pewter colored skirt. Long skirts also look really elegant. Skirts always sport a feminine look. But if you think you are not comfortable with skirts, you can also choose a good pair of pants of your favorite color. Best if the pants have a slit at the bottom of the legs.
Note- Black color can go with any color of top, thus black is always a hot option.


While choosing tops, any kind of blouse or t-shirt, having a bit of glitter, some frills or a bit of trim – will look stunning.


Fashion Tips for Girls while on a holiday


Never take blue jeans along with you while holidaying out. Try out some other colors.
Do not wear a logo-emblemed T shirt.
Put on some glitter (on your hair, body etc.).
Holiday accessories brightens up the look – (for example, a satin, velvet purse )
Girls who have a petite appearance, a mini-dress is a must. Wear a short dress with some slid colors. Do not wear cropped pants. To add a flare to your looks, wear some dangling earrings as they make your neck look longer. You get a more graceful look.


Girls who have a full bust body, they can easily sport a v-necked t-shirt. Ruffled tops shouldn’t be worn as they will make you look heavy. For girls with curvy hips, wear an a-line skirt that will highlight your waist properly. Do not wear short skirts and keep in mind that your pants do not pull across the hips.


Those who are tall will have to wear rock colored jeans as that will highlight and draw attention to your long legs. Wear a long pair of heels while you wear rock colored jeans.

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Massage Therapy




Massage therapy is one of the oldest healing techniques, practiced for more 5000 years and it is well-known for its benefits. Massage therapy is a healing technique that involves handling of the soft tissues of the body. It involves calming, rubbing, stroking, and pressing different parts of our body.
Massage therapy helps people to overcome a number of health related issues such as nervous tension, restlessness, exhaustion, etc. Massage also minimizes stiffness in muscles and joints, increases the lymph flow and blood circulation and acts as a great tool for enhancing the elimination of waste or unnecessary elements.


Swedish massage
Swedish massage is the healing massage that is well known in Western world. This massage therapy was developed in early 1800's and today, it is on hand at spas and at several massage studios all over the world.


Swedish massage uses five movements to increase blood circulation and eliminate toxins from the body.


•  Effleurage


•  Petrissage


•  Tapotemen


•  Friction


•  Vibration


Effleurage is lengthy gliding strokes that may be soft or a bit hard, depending upon the purpose and the client. The therapy starts with effleurage and continues with other movements.


Petrissage is kneading or rubbing, designed to release toxins from the muscles.


Tapotement is tapping the muscles helps to release tension and cramping.


Friction is deep circular stokes that are performed at joints which releases knots from muscle to become more flexible.


Vibration is shaking of limbs and hands for few seconds, which is usually done at the end of the massage and this helps to lower the back pain.


Swedish massage is beneficial when it is undertaken at least once in a month. Remember to communicate clearly with your therapist before you start the treatment.




Aromatherapy Massage
Aromatherapy massage is a massage therapy that uses intense plant oils, called essential oils that promote a well balanced and healthy lifestyle.


Aromatherapy Massage is one of the more popular types of massage at spas. This massage mainly works on the nervous system. The fragrance of essential oils can have many different effects on the body, mind and spirit. This massage cures Physical aches and changes your disturbed mind into relaxed one.


Hot Stone Massage
Hot stone massage is a massage therapy that uses water treated stones. Stones are placed at particular parts of the body (along both sides of the spine). Stones deliver efficient tissue and muscle massage at a pressure level that is comfortable to the client.


Hot stone massage has a lot of benefits than the other massages. Some of the benefits are easy relaxation of the muscles, release toxins from muscles, helps to relieve stress, helps to reduce body pain and improves body circulation. Overall health of a person is improved by improving blood circulation throughout the body.


Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage is a style of massage that is designed to get into deeper layers of muscle using massage than just the surface muscles. A massage therapist uses elbows, fingers, and ceramic, wooden, or glass tools and uses a variety of techniques to deeply penetrate the muscles, relaxing them and liberate tension.


The strokes or movements used in Deep Tissue Massage are alike to those used in a Swedish massage except more pressure is used to get into deeper layers of muscles. Deep tissue massage relieves muscular tension, increase mobility in muscles, and relieves pain, increased blood flow in our body.


Thai Massage
Thai massage is an ancient healing technique that combines ayurveda and yoga. This massage uses main beliefs of yoga and therapeutic properties of ayurveda. Pressure is applied on specific (energy lines) parts of a body and stretching movements performed by the therapist with his/her hands, feet, knees and elbows. It is performed on the floor on the mat with the client comfortably dressed.


Thai Massage facilitates relaxation, increased blood flow in our body , relieves pain and muscle tension, refreshes and calms your body, mind and spirit .

LIP CARE



All About Lip Care


Normally make-up to the lips is given huge importance than lip care. This is not the correct attitude because lips need a little care as their protecting layer (the skin of lips is too thin) is extremely thin and like other parts they do not contain sweat glands and not many oil glands thus they are prone to dryness. Cracked dry lips are painful, can develop infections and are not good to look at.


Why lips turn dry?


1. Inadequate water intake to keep your skin hydrated. 
2. Smoking. 
3. Continuous exposure to sun, dust partials can also cause dryness. 
4. Licking your lips often can cause dry lips. 
5. Deficiency of vitamins A, B and C. 
6. Intake of excess of Alcohol and caffeine removes moisture and causes dryness. 
7. Some times cosmetics also contribute to dry lips.


Tips for Beautiful Lips


1. Drink atleast 8 glass of water everyday, this makes a lot of difference to your lips. 
2. Use lip balm especially to protect them from sun rays, to prevent moisture loss. Lip balms contain petroleum jelly that prevents moisture loss.
3. While you brush your teeth, gently move in circular motion with the brush on your lips this removes dead cells. 
4. Eat healthy food that contains vitamins A, B and C. 
5. Avoid Smoking, excess of Alcohol and caffeine.
6. Avoid cosmetics that are allergenic to your skin. 
7. Black lips usually show one's careless lifestyle in spite of having been blessed with a perfect skin and figure. Having naturally shadowy colored lips from birth is totally fine.


Why lips turn dark?


1. Smoking. 
2. Intake of excess of Alcohol and caffeine. 
3. Cosmetics products of cheap bands. 
4. Heavy application of lip sticks, lip liners. 
5. Dryness.


Remedises for Dark Lip


1. Massage your lips smoothly with a good lip balm every nighttime. 
2. Drink at least eight glasses of water every day. 
3. Use lip balm to protect them against sun rays. Follow this every day.
4. Use concealer on your gloomy lips before wearing your lipstick. 
5. Take in a healthy and balanced diet. 
6. Avoid Smoking, excess of Alcohol and caffeine. 
7. Apply Vaseline or Ghee, this keeps lips moisturized. Apply lemon juice to your lips everyday that helps to lighten up to an extent.

Sunday, 6 May 2012

FACE MASK TIPS


Face Mask Tips


Very cheap face mask treatments from your cupboard


1. TOMATO MASK: For oily skin, mash up a ripe tomato and wait on for 15 to 20 minutes. Rinse with hot (not so hot) water. 


2. BANANA MASH: Mash up a very ripe banana. Add just as much as necessary honey to make a soft pulp. Apply over face and your hair. This is such a great firming mask that aging movie stars have been identified to put it in the cups of their bras to make their breasts "perky." (Just check that you don't use too much honey and you use a sturdy bra.) 


3. HONEY MASK: Apply uncontaminated honey (straight from the bottle) to your face and your neckline. Allow it to locate until dry (about 15 minutes). Rinse with very temperate hot water. 


4. APPLE MASK: Peel two apples and make a paste with adding one table spoon of honey now Apply it on the face and Wash out after 20 minutes with cold water.


5. SCRUB FOR OILY SKIN: This scrub help you to get rid of your dirt and the superficial dead skin. This scrub should be used more than oncein a week. Never try this scrub on dry skin. Take two teaspoon of fine bran with a quarter of dried yeast and one teaspoon of lemon juice along with a table spoon of water. Gently massage the thick paste so formed in the skin, specially on and around the nose and chin area. Don't apply around the eyes. Wash it after 1-2 minutes using warm water.


6. FOR BLACK SPOT:


1. Make a mixture with mehndi and oil and apply on the face.


2. Make a paste of 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice and glycerin and apply it on the spots on your face.


3. Make a mixture of turmeric and curry leaves and apply on the face and wash it after 15 minutes.


4. Grind dried basil leaf, neem and mint (100 gm each). Add some turmeric powder and rose water to make it in a paste form and apply it on the spots.


5. Grind betel leaf and add a little coconut oil and apply it on the spots.


6.Soak a chappathi in milk overnight . Make it into a paste and apply it on black heads. continue for several days.


7. Make a paste of saffron and add some honey now apply it on the face to remove your black spots.


8. For removeing black spots... apply a paste of turmeric and basil.


9. To remove wrinkles on the face, apply a mixture of sandalwood powder, rosewater and glycerin. After some time Wash it with cold water.







Saturday, 5 May 2012


Eye Makeup Tips


Tips for Younger looking eyes


The first way is to lessen fine lines. So apply a little eye cream on the brow bone and below the eye. After that dab on a concealer, that goes with your skin tones.


The very last step is to line the eye with a white pencil just beneath the lash line. This will give the impression of better and brighter eyes.  


Eye Makeup Tips for glamorous look:


 To cover the dark under eye circles, apply three dots of concealer under each eye. First start at the inner corner, then under the pupil and the third on the outer edge.


 Apply eye base to your lid, which is the secret of keeping your shadow in place for hours.


 Then follow with eyeliner mostly dark eye shades work great as eyeliners. Wet a slanted brush, and then dip it in a dark eye shades. Line the eyes as close to the upper lashes as possible from the inner corner to the outer corner.


 Then comes the eye shadow, it's great to use a three-toned shadow. First blend them each other like a rainbow so that it looks gorgeous. Start with a light color that matches your lid; follow with a medium color across your lid only. Build on this with a darker color in the crease. Blend the colors well.


 To highlight your eye brow take the same light eye shadow and apply it on your eye brow bone, concentrating on your mid-brow outward and then blend with your finger


 Curl your eyelash with eyelash that gives you long lashes look more gorgeous.


 Finally apply mascara by placing the stick of your mascara brush at the bottom of lashes and twist back and forth.





Eyebrows Tips




Tips for Beautiful Eyebrows


Your eyebrows add strength and meaning to your face. Fine groomed eyebrows add to your beauty. Here I suggest the ways to get beautiful eyebrows. 


1. You must pluck eyebrows before bedtime so any redness will go overnight. In shaping your eyebrows make use of your facial features. 


2. Use a pair of slant edge tweezers which hold hairs without difficulty. Comb hairs one way and after that other to remove loose hairs.


3. You should pluck hairs involving the brows and any stragglers. Do not remove the hairs from above your eyebrows. 


4. Pluck all hair separately close to the root. Work in the way of the growth. 


5. Always stay away from over plucking. In defining your eyebrows select a shade close to your natural hair color. 


6. When using a pencil you must apply in small, feathered strokes. When starting at the interior corner work outwards. 


7. Blend the color with a brush. To tame stray hairs simply use hair gel and comb through to neaten.


Eye Makeup Tips


Tips for Younger looking eyes


The first way is to lessen fine lines. So apply a little eye cream on the brow bone and below the eye. After that dab on a concealer, that goes with your skin tones.


The very last step is to line the eye with a white pencil just beneath the lash line. This will give the impression of better and brighter eyes.  


Eye Makeup Tips for glamorous look:


 To cover the dark under eye circles, apply three dots of concealer under each eye. First start at the inner corner, then under the pupil and the third on the outer edge.


 Apply eye base to your lid, which is the secret of keeping your shadow in place for hours.


 Then follow with eyeliner mostly dark eye shades work great as eyeliners. Wet a slanted brush, and then dip it in a dark eye shades. Line the eyes as close to the upper lashes as possible from the inner corner to the outer corner.


 Then comes the eye shadow, it's great to use a three-toned shadow. First blend them each other like a rainbow so that it looks gorgeous. Start with a light color that matches your lid; follow with a medium color across your lid only. Build on this with a darker color in the crease. Blend the colors well.


 To highlight your eye brow take the same light eye shadow and apply it on your eye brow bone, concentrating on your mid-brow outward and then blend with your finger


 Curl your eyelash with eyelash that gives you long lashes look more gorgeous.


 Finally apply mascara by placing the stick of your mascara brush at the bottom of lashes and twist back and forth.





Eyebrows Tips




Tips for Beautiful Eyebrows


Your eyebrows add strength and meaning to your face. Fine groomed eyebrows add to your beauty. Here I suggest the ways to get beautiful eyebrows. 


1. You must pluck eyebrows before bedtime so any redness will go overnight. In shaping your eyebrows make use of your facial features. 


2. Use a pair of slant edge tweezers which hold hairs without difficulty. Comb hairs one way and after that other to remove loose hairs.


3. You should pluck hairs involving the brows and any stragglers. Do not remove the hairs from above your eyebrows. 


4. Pluck all hair separately close to the root. Work in the way of the growth. 


5. Always stay away from over plucking. In defining your eyebrows select a shade close to your natural hair color. 


6. When using a pencil you must apply in small, feathered strokes. When starting at the interior corner work outwards. 


7. Blend the color with a brush. To tame stray hairs simply use hair gel and comb through to neaten.

HAIR COLOR


5 Steps To Gorgeous Wedding Day Hair Color


Getting ready for a wedding requires a lot of prep work months in advance of the big day. There's the obvious stuff: dress fittings, food tastings, guest lists, seating charts. Oh, and don't forget your hair color--it requires plenty of advanced planning, too. "I have lots of clients who come in when they get engaged and they're like, 'Amy look at my ring!' and I say, 'Great! Let's talk about your hair,'" laughs Amy Mrkuric, a colorist at the Oscar Blandi Salon in New York City. "It can take months before the big day to get the bride's hair color exactly right. We decide if the bride is going to grow her hair out, cut it short, wear it up, down, in between. Then all of that goes into planning the perfect hair color." Here are key steps to getting fabulous hair color.


1. Book a consultation with your hair colorist three months before your wedding date. Discuss how you're going to wear your hair and what kind of hair color you want. (You can try on Wedding Hairstyles and hair colors in the Makeover Studio). This will give you ample time to make several appointments if you need to get to your desired hair color in stages. You can also plan out what type of highlights you'll want. Certain wedding hairstyles require a few strategically placed highlights to catch the light and highlight your face.


2. Show your colorist your veil and hair accessories. "Highlights are all about creating a contrast between dark and light. If I know what your veil looks like or where you'll place shimmery stones or little flowers, I can tweak the color so those things really stand out," says Mrkuric. Try on bridal hair accessories in the Makeover Studio.


3. Get your highlights done seven to ten days before the wedding. "Highlights look best after the color adheres to the hair and it takes about a week for that to happen," Mrkuric notes. Ask for a few extra foils around your hairline to help brighten your face and makeup in photos.


4. Once you've gotten highlights, wait at least two days before shampooing. You want to give hair color time to settle before washing it. Also, use a shampoo that's safe for color-treated hair to reduce any color being stripped away.


5. Keep hair well conditioned. Healthy, moisturized hair really makes highlights sing (think of how light reflects off of a shiny surface compared to a dull one). Treat yourself to an at-home hair mask. Mrkuric recommends Oscar Blandi's Luce, a gloss that adds shine, plus a built-in hydrating mask.

BRIDE MAKEUP


15 Wise Bridal Beauty Tips From Past Brides




As the saying goes, hindsight is 20/20. So who better to scoop wedding hair and makeup tips from than beauty savvy women who've already walked down the aisle, survived the reception and whooped it up on the dance floor until dawn? Find out which beauty moves made these past brides the belle of the ball and what they would have changed if they could go back in time.


Stash baby wipes in the bathroom to freshen up. "I was literally dripping sweat down my back I was dancing so much! I was having fun, but it's not so elegant when someone goes to give you a hug. I used baby wipes to freshen up. They're also great for getting out stains in a pinch without leaving a big ring like water can." 
-Vanessa O'Malley, full-time mom, Summit


Dirty hair is the secret to a long-wearing updo. "I have super fine hair that doesn't like to stay in an updo. I didn't wash my hair for four days before the wedding so it was slightly greasy. This gave my hair some grip and it stayed in place all night!" 


Do a trial run, even if you don't hire a pro. "Prior to my wedding, I had a friend create a smoky-eye look on me. In my opinion it looked too dark, but after wearing it for a while, I got used to it and it really looked nice! If I hadn't had a run-through, I would have been freaking out on my wedding day! After seeing my wedding day pictures, I was really glad to have gone with that look.


Don't stray too far from the real you. "Experiment with different hairstyles, but then choose the one you are most comfortable with, the one that is most you. You don't want to look back at photos of the special day and wonder "who is that?" 
-Kim Van Dang, branding consultant and founder o


Reduce pre-wedding jitters with a personal spa ritual. "Make sure to pick one beauty regimen that is personal to you, like taking a nice and relaxing bath," 
-Marta Walsh, editor, TalkingMakeup.com, Scottsdale, AZ.


Splurge on a makeup pro. "I kept my hair very simple and did a simple chignon myself since it was going to be hidden by the veil anyway. I invested more time and energy into my makeup look. I did a trial run with a professional makeup artist keeping in mind how it would look in wedding pictures. To this day, I've never looked better in photos makeup wise, and I still use the tricks the makeup artist taught me." 
-Stephanie Smirnov, President, DeVries Public Relations, New York, NY.


Make sure your touch-up kit has all the right colors. "I didn't own the makeup shades my makeup artist used, so she gave me the lipstick, lip gloss and eyeshadow. Not all makeup artists do this, so make sure to ask yours. You don't want to realize later on during your wedding that you don't have the right stuff for touch ups." 
-Karen Bierman Hirsh, full time mom, Greenwich, CT.


Don't O.D. on blush. "My makeup artist didn't use a lot of blush for my wedding look because she said my cheeks would be flushed all night and then I'd be too red in person and pictures. And she was totally right! My make up looked gorgeous all night!" 
-Alix Campbell, Photography Director, Marie Claire Magazine, New York, NY.


Go for waterproof mascara. "I made a huge mistake at my own wedding. I wept like a baby and had black track marks in some of my pictures (before my sisters pulled me into the bathroom for some damage control). I love Lancome Hypnose Waterproof Custom Volume Mascara because it makes lashes look super-lush, and comes off easily with eye makeup remover." 
-Tia Williams, author and beauty blogger, Shake Your Beauty, Brooklyn, NY.


Not a fan of waterproof mascara? "I used a lengthening and curling mascara first to help build my lashes, and then added an additional coating of waterproof mascara at the very ends, which also helps hold the curl in lashes."
-Bailey Clark, writer, Makeover Momma, Staunton, VA


Don't rush to remove your veil. "If you decide to wear a veil on your wedding day, wear it for the entire day - from your walk down the aisle until the end of the reception. A veil is that one element that transforms you from a woman in a white dress into a bride. Looking back at my wedding photos, I wish I hadn't been in such a rush to take off my veil and show off my hair. I much prefer the photos of me wearing the veil; they have a much more romantic quality."
-Daneen Baird, writer & editor of Spoiled Pretty, Philadelphia, PA.


Get your brows groomed by a professional. "I did my own make up and had my hair styled in a simple french twist, but what really made me look polished was a professional eye brow shaping. I had my brows done a few days before the wedding so they wouldn't look red or bumpy on the big day. It made such a difference in photos to have perfect brows!"  
-Jennifer Cattier, corporate lawyer, New York, NY.


Avoid bold nail polish. "Your hands will be on stage for the entire day---signing the certificate, showing off your rings, shaking hands---you'll want them looking pretty and feminine. I made a huge mistake on my wedding day by painting my nails BURGUNDY and now I cringe every time I look at my wedding pictures. My hands jump out and scream "bad trend!" in every photo. Do yourself a favor and choose a pretty pale pink or nude for your wedding day manicure." 
-Erika Valente, editor of Makeup Bag, Reno, NV.


Reduce your sodium intake. "A few weeks before my wedding, I cut out salt from my diet.  In just a few days, the eye puffiness was gone and I could see a big difference in the contours of my face." 
-Mina Pontarelli, DailyMakeover.com Team, New York, NY.


Layer your makeup for ultimate wearing power. "Alternate lipstick with pressed powder, keep face makeup in place with makeup primers, line fillers, and setting powder -- these all help to ensure your makeup lasts for as long as you want it to!" 


BRIDE MAKEUP IN VIDEO



Get Your Protein by Eating Meatless Chinese Food



5 Ways to Get Your Protein by Eating Meatless Chinese Food


Some people think it can be difficult to get enough protein living a vegetarian lifestyle, but vegetarians are usually ingenious enough to make sure they get enough of their daily requirements into their regular diets. Dining at a Chinese restaurant with a limited choice of meatless dishes, though, can leave you wondering if you are still eating what you need. Eating these five ingredients in your meatless Chinese food can help you meet your daily protein requirements while enjoying the flavors of the Orient.


1. Eggs
Eggs are a staple of many vegetarians’ diets as a way to consume protein each day. With about six grams of protein in every one, eggs can add more than a dash of the needed muscle-building substance to your diet. Look to vegetarian fried rice that contains eggs and egg drop soup as good egg sources in Chinese food.


2. Peanuts
Peanuts are much more than peanut butter. Because of the high amount of protein in peanuts, they can be a good source of protein in meatless Chinese dishes. Try some meatless peanut pad thai which has not only peanuts, but a tangy peanut sauce as well. Some pad thai contains chicken, shrimp or other meat, so be sure to get it without those additions for a truly meatless meal.


3. Bean sprouts
Mung bean sprouts are the traditional bean sprouts used in Chinese dishes, and they contain about 20% protein. Alter the type of sprouts used and you could be looking at up to 35% protein content. Try some Buddha’s Delight or vegetarian egg rolls to get your protein fix from Chinese dishes containing bean sprouts.


4. Tofu
Tofu is such a versatile favorite of vegetarians everywhere. Just about any meat you can think of can be substituted with tofu, and the ten grams of protein in every serving can another rich source to your vegetarian diet. Look to see if your favorite Chinese restaurant carries Kung Pao Tofu or Tofu Stir Fry to add this source of protein to your diet. If not, try making traditional Chinese food dishes at home and do the substitution yourself.


5. Cashews
Like bean sprouts, cashews are comprised of about 20% protein. Perhaps best known as a component of Cashew Chicken when it comes to Chinese dishes, there are in fact Chinese dishes that contain the cashew without the chicken. Look for broccoli with cashews or a cashew stir fry to take advantage of this rich protein source when dining out for Chinese food.


It can be hard to find a wide variety of vegetarian dishes in many Chinese restaurants, but knowing what to look for can give you a good source of protein without compromising your vegetarian lifestyle. Next time your friends want to dine at a Chinese restaurant, tell them yes and look for some of these protein-rich ingredients.

Get Your Protein by Eating Meatless Chinese Food



5 Ways to Get Your Protein by Eating Meatless Chinese Food


Some people think it can be difficult to get enough protein living a vegetarian lifestyle, but vegetarians are usually ingenious enough to make sure they get enough of their daily requirements into their regular diets. Dining at a Chinese restaurant with a limited choice of meatless dishes, though, can leave you wondering if you are still eating what you need. Eating these five ingredients in your meatless Chinese food can help you meet your daily protein requirements while enjoying the flavors of the Orient.


1. Eggs
Eggs are a staple of many vegetarians’ diets as a way to consume protein each day. With about six grams of protein in every one, eggs can add more than a dash of the needed muscle-building substance to your diet. Look to vegetarian fried rice that contains eggs and egg drop soup as good egg sources in Chinese food.


2. Peanuts
Peanuts are much more than peanut butter. Because of the high amount of protein in peanuts, they can be a good source of protein in meatless Chinese dishes. Try some meatless peanut pad thai which has not only peanuts, but a tangy peanut sauce as well. Some pad thai contains chicken, shrimp or other meat, so be sure to get it without those additions for a truly meatless meal.


3. Bean sprouts
Mung bean sprouts are the traditional bean sprouts used in Chinese dishes, and they contain about 20% protein. Alter the type of sprouts used and you could be looking at up to 35% protein content. Try some Buddha’s Delight or vegetarian egg rolls to get your protein fix from Chinese dishes containing bean sprouts.


4. Tofu
Tofu is such a versatile favorite of vegetarians everywhere. Just about any meat you can think of can be substituted with tofu, and the ten grams of protein in every serving can another rich source to your vegetarian diet. Look to see if your favorite Chinese restaurant carries Kung Pao Tofu or Tofu Stir Fry to add this source of protein to your diet. If not, try making traditional Chinese food dishes at home and do the substitution yourself.


5. Cashews
Like bean sprouts, cashews are comprised of about 20% protein. Perhaps best known as a component of Cashew Chicken when it comes to Chinese dishes, there are in fact Chinese dishes that contain the cashew without the chicken. Look for broccoli with cashews or a cashew stir fry to take advantage of this rich protein source when dining out for Chinese food.


It can be hard to find a wide variety of vegetarian dishes in many Chinese restaurants, but knowing what to look for can give you a good source of protein without compromising your vegetarian lifestyle. Next time your friends want to dine at a Chinese restaurant, tell them yes and look for some of these protein-rich ingredients.

How To Use Nutrition To Boost Your Cardio


Cardiovascular exercise is necessary for anyone that wants to get in shape and burn off all that fat they’re carting around. However the problem most people have is that your body doesn’t want to burn fat. Your fat is essentially an investment for your body. When you can’t get food, you’ll still have energy, so why would it want to get rid of it? What’s even worse is that fat is always burned as a last resort. In other words, you burn carbs before fat. So, you need to know how to properly trick your body into thinking it has to burn your fat, so that you can lose LBs!


1. Small Meals
Start eating many small meals throughout the day (instead of 3 sizeable ones). When you don’t eat for 4 hours or so, your body begins to think that it’s starving, and when you starve, you begin to cannibalize muscle tissue instead of burning precious, high-energy fat. So, in order to prevent that, eat something small 4-5 times over the course of your day. A piece of fruit, some nuts or even a cup of yogurt will get the job done. All you have to do is convince your body that you’re not starving so that you can burn fat properly. Just don’t think that it’s OK to eat junk food in all of those gaps!


2. Watch Those Carbs
Before you work out, avoid taking in carbs. Carbohydrates build up in your liver to form a chemical called glycogen. This is a great source of energy, and it’s your body’s go-to fuel if you need fuel right then. So whether you had a slice of pizza or a couple pieces of toast, you packed your liver with glycogen and your body is going to burn all of that up before it takes a single ounce of fat off of your belly. A great way to avoid this is to eat foods that are low in, or which have no, carbs. Egg whites are great for this, as they’re high in protein, but have no carbs. Protein allows you to build more muscle as well, which makes this a bit of a double whammy.


3. Stay Hydrated
Drinking water is important, because if you’re sucking down energy drinks or sports drinks then you’re jamming your system with sugars that it could really do without. What’s worse is that these sugars can, and often are, used as a quick source of energy so that you burn even less fat. In fact, if you don’t burn off all the sugar that you take in, you might end up with a little extra fat. Stick to water during your workout, and afterward, try a glass of chocolate milk for a cool down. Chocolate milk is high in protein, and it’s a great replenisher for everything that you lost while sweating.


4. Celery!
Lastly, if you feel hungry throughout the day you should try to fill up on no calorie foods. These make you feel as if your stomach is full, but they won’t give you any additional fuel and they will assist you in burning fat. Pickles are one great example, as is celery. These and other foods are the best illusions that you can use to help trick your body into parting with its valuable, but unsightly, stores of fat.