April 22, 2014

Guest Post | Top Beauty Trends For 2014

This post has been written by Sophie, who is a beauty blogger from Australia. She’s fan of fashion and fashion photography. Check out Sophie’s latest updates on FB.
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Staying fresh and beautiful is something that most of the people we know want to accomplish. No matter if you are a man or a woman, looking good is a general desire and we all crave for that, one way or another. Just as nature changes, protects and regenerates itself as seasons change, people should also change their habits and body-preserving methods with the shift of seasons. Winter and cold weather bring the need for more detailed protection against cold and wind, while, on the other hand, summer months demand a better protection against ultraviolet sun rays and more nutrition for sun-dried skin.

Stay tuned

Every year brings something new and different for those who care about their bodies and skin. Beautifying should never stay the same out of several reasons. First of all, cosmetology as a science has been making huge steps forward as technology in general advances and those new products and improved body care solutions cry for market placement and better sale. Secondly, we need to change the products we use, just to make sure our skin and body do not overreact to the same product.

Year of perfect skin

When it comes to 2014, several trends have separated from the others and they seem to dominate this year. Depending on your profession and beautifying demands, you can choose among various options. If you are a wannabe model or you work as a PR or have any similar public contact with people, you will need to invest a lot of energy and money in your body shape and your face. People who work in front of cameras have one main representative part - their face. To stay fit and good looking, physical exercise is on the top of recommended methods and actions. Regular physical activity keeps your body in order, your mind fresh and adds to the overall welfare of the organism. What is more, trainings are a great path for skin tightening, keeping your behind firm and for boosting your general mood. When it comes to skin care in 2014, modern trends also include skin-regenerating vitamin injections and collagen treatments. Find out more about these treatments here.

Apart from physical activity, which is always here as a great way of dealing with stress and keeping fat away, exfoliating is also a good way of keeping your skin fresh and compact. The process of removing the old skin cells will leave only the best of your skin exposed to the eye of the public.

Hot hairstyles

Not to forget the head and its sacred cover - hair - this season brings back to life leached out hair tips, combined with dark roots. Besides that, a shorter haircut is also one of the trends for 2014. Of course, that does not mean that you should go and cut your hair in half only because TV-faces do so. One of the trends is also keeping the autonomy of your uniqueness alive.

Whatever you decide to do with your body, bear in mind that your should never overdo with anything. The basics for keeping your body in shape are regular physical activity, diet based on fruit and vegetables and constant consumption of water. All other methods are helpful, but always stay careful and wise when using them.

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April 21, 2014

Topical Steroid Withdrawal | First Month Update

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Hi ladies! Wow, what a bumpy ride I have been on since starting TSW! Despite knowing what to expect in general thanks to the very few resources for TSW sufferers such as ITSAN and that amazing support group on Facebook, nobody lives the cycles and flares the same way so it is hard to predict how my body will act from one day to another.

April 11, 2014

Guest Post | The Right Brushes For You

Most beauty enthusiasts understand the importance of a good set of makeup brushes. They are the foundation of any good makeup collection and an essential tool for anyone looking to get a natural, professional look with makeup. If you’ve been applying makeup with your fingers or with sponges, you’ll be amazed by the difference a good set of makeup brushes can make. Your finish will be smoother and your friends will be jealous of your flawless, photo finish! 

Picking the right brushes can be a challenging task, because, especially in a professional salon setting, you want to make sure that you have brushes to apply all sorts of makeup. You’ll need a complete set. A good makeup brush set should have 11-12 brushes and usually comes with some type of storage option for your brushes. In a typical set you should find a large powder brush, which you use for loose powders. An angled contour brush is usually included for contouring and highlights, something that celebrities have always used to achieve photo finishes but that are becoming more and more popular thanks to beauty blogs. You should also find a universal flat head brush in your set, which you can use for almost anything. A foundation brush and angled eye shadow brush should also be in your set. Both are definite necessities when applying makeup. A round, blooming brush which is usually short and fat is used to apply blush for rosy cheeks. A standard eye shadow brush that is not angled, as well as a flat brush that the ends have not been tapered on is also usually included. An eyeliner brush for liquid liners should come in your set for easy cat eyes and winged lids. A concealer brush, lip brush and eyebrow brush for shaping your brows are also essentials that you should look for in any makeup brush set. You can find complete sets at The Salon Outlet.

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April 10, 2014

March In Pictures

decadent chocolate fondue / Peach ready to travel  / pesto & cheese pastas / my first ever game of Risk! / mac & cheese and salad with friends / detox lemon water / toasts with raspberry jam, oranges & apples / my current favorite sweater / french toasts with bananas

biggest breakfast plate I was ever served! / gaming fun with my brother / scrumptious vegetarian homemade sushis! / party with friends / vegetarian Santa Fe wrap @ McDonald's / beginning my TSW journey / poutine from Benny&Co / chilling while my friends are ice fishing / peanut butter & bananas on bagels, clementine, cereals and tea / 

toasts with peanut butter & bananas, muffin and tea / selfie! / homemade poutine @ my brother's / taking a walk in the woods / Peach enjoying her walk in the snow! / perks from Converse / February empties / Nintendo 64 with friends / open face avocado, tomato & brie sandwich

April 01, 2014

Guest Post | How to Store Your Makeup Brushes

Makeup brushes are the first step toward any good makeup collection. The caliber of your brushes determines how well your makeup goes on and how your makeup looks. An effective set of brushes will also makeup applying makeup easier, so it’s no wonder that many women will spend lots of money on acquiring just the right group of makeup brushes.

With all the trouble that people go to in finding the right brushes, it’s important they are properly stored. Proper storage of your makeup brushes will ensure that they last the maximum period of time possible.

Good storage technique begins with ensuring that your brushes are clean. It’s important to clean your makeup brushes periodically, either with a store-bought brush shampoo or baby shampoo, to rid them of bacteria buildup. After washing your makeup brushes, spread them out to dry on a towel and allow to air dry.

After you have clean, dry makeup brushes you can put them away. There are lots of ways to store makeup brushes. From a makeup brush holder that’s similar to a toothbrush holder and stands around roll and tie cases, the choices really have huge variations. However, most beauty professionals do not suggest storing your brushes standing upright. Storing your brushes standing up runs the chance of any leftover makeup caking on them and can bend the bristles.

A roll and tie case which contains individual compartments for each of the brushes is an ideal solution. The case provides ample space so that your brushes don’t touch, which is extremely important. But it’s also compact and portable since it rolls up and can easily fit in a big purse or overnight bag. Another good option is a train case. Many train cases have small elastics internally walls that are perfect for holding brushes. You can find some train cases at thesalonoutlet.com.

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