3 Signs Your Hairstyle Isn’t Right For You

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Everyone wants their hair to look their best, and there is plenty involved in making that the case. One of the most important elements of all, of course, is the style – you need a hairstyle which actually suits you and yet is contemporary and stylish. This can be hard to achieve, but it is just a gradual process of understanding what works for you and what doesn’t, and changing accordingly. If you are keen to improve your hairstyle as best as possible, then you might want to take a look at the following. Here are three signs that your hairstyle is not quite right for you.


It Doesn’t Suit Your Age

Although you might feel younger than you are, you will find that you need to keep your hair appropriate for your age if you want it to look its best. This can be disappointing for many people, but it is something which is going to make a huge difference to how happy you are with your hair on the whole. However, it is also worth remembering that you can actually engage with many hairstyles, no matter what your age is. If you take a look at therighthairstyles.com you will see some great examples of modern and stylish haircuts which the over 60’s can have – so as you can see, it doesn’t ultimately matter what age you are, as long as you choose your hairstyle well for that age. The moment it looks out of place however, you might find that you need to change it up.

It Gets Annoying

Sometimes you need to change your hair for a purely practical reason, such as the fact that it might be getting in the way as you work. When this happens, there is no use in leaving it that way; instead, you should be sure to change it to something that is much less annoying, and which will not get in the way as you work. For some this could mean tying it back, for others a short bob might be in order. Whatever you feel is both practical and attractive for you is what you should go for, and you will be glad that you made this particular change when it comes to getting on with your day.


It Doesn’t Frame Your Face Well

Your face plays a huge role in this, and in essence your hair and face have a kind of relationship. You need to make sure that your hair is framing your face in just the right way, and that requires that you have a good understanding of your own face shape as well as what generally goes well with that shape. Work on this with trial and error if necessary in order to see what kind of style are likely to actually work for you. With Any luck, you will be able to end up with the perfect hairstyle for you. This alone will make you feel a lot better about yourself, and it is pleasing to know your hair is as good as it can get.

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Skin Care Essentials for All Skin Types

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There’s no one size fits all skin care routine. You have to consider your skin type — normal, oily, dry, combination, or sensitive — as well as other issues you may have, like acne, uneven skin tone, or wrinkles.

There’s also the matter of choosing the right products. Different brands have different “specialties,” so to speak, and some companies even have exclusive technologies they use for their products. For example, Procter & Gamble’s Olay is a popular brand for anti-aging products, while South Korean cosmetics brand Laneige is known for its Water Science technology.

However, there is no doubt that we all should be taking care of our skin, one way or another. It usually does a good job in cleaning itself (primarily through sweating), but it needs all the help in other aspects, like restoring lost moisture. Here are some of the essentials to help you start a skin care regimen, no matter your skin type.


The skin on your face is more sensitive compared to the rest of your body, so your good ol’ bar of soap or shower gel just won’t cut it. Buy a cleanser that’s suited for your skin type (you might want to consult a dermatologist to know for sure): cream-type cleansers are good for dry skin, while gel-type ones are best for oily skin.

Before using a cleanser, it’s good to loosen clogged pores first using warm water. Use the recommended amount — usually a dime-sized dollop — and gently massage it onto your face to remove dirt, makeup, and excess oil. You can use either cold or lukewarm water to rinse. Note that most eye makeup, like mascara and eyeliner, are more difficult to wash off, so you should remove these first before using your cleanser.


Even if you cleanse your face everyday, dead skin cells and other impurities still accumulate on your skin and clog your pores. Exfoliators will help you gently scrub off these substances, leaving you with a fresher looking complexion afterward. If you have sensitive skin, you should opt for an exfoliator with fruit enzymes rather than those with microbeads.

Depending on your skin type, you may have to exfoliate just once or twice a week to as often as four times a week. The key thing to remember is to not do it two days in a row to prevent irritation.


All skin types — yes, even oily ones — need a moisturizer. In addition, you need two separate moisturizers for daytime and evening use, since our skin tends to lose moisture faster at night. Lighter formulas filled with antioxidants like vitamins C and E and green tea extracts are suited for daytime use. These ingredients help protect the skin from pollutants and provide some level of protection from UV rays. Thicker, creamier moisturizers that contain ingredients like collagen, elastin, and retinol are best for nighttime use. These penetrate your skin while you sleep, refreshing and rejuvenating your face. Remember to use upward, circular motions when applying moisturizers so as not to stretch the skin and cause premature wrinkling. In any event, you can always just apply a wrinkle cream which will keep your skin healthy, youthful and vibrant.


Some daytime moisturizers have “all-in-one” formulas that both hydrates and protects from the sun. However, if you choose to buy this kind of moisturizer, make sure that the SPF level is at least 30. Otherwise, you should apply your daytime moisturizer and then, once its dry, add a layer of sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher. Don’t worry — there are a lot of lightweight formulas available that won’t make you feel like you’re wearing a mask.

If you have other skin problems like acne, you should add specialized serums to your regimen. Apply these after cleansing but before putting on your moisturizer so that the ingredients will penetrate your skin better. Other miscellaneous skin care products you might want to consider are eye creams, if you’re prone to developing dark circles, and face masks for a quick spa-like treatment for your face.

After all is said and done, all you need to do is smile so you can brighten up your face even more!



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Be Christmas Party Ready In A Flash

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Christmas is nearly here, which means one thing – time for Christmas parties. While Christmas parties are a lot of fun, a lot of stress tends to come with them. From the panic of choosing that perfect look to the stress of picking out a nail art design, there is a lot to think about.

One thing that puts a lot of people off of Christmas parties is the time that it tends to take to get ready – there just aren’t enough hours in the day, or at least, it seems that way. There is so much pressure to look amazing, that when it comes to getting ready to go out, it can end up taking hours.

The good news is that this does not have to be the case. Believe it or not, you can still look and feel your best without spending hours pampering and preening yourself, it’s just a case of being smart about how you get ready, that’s all.

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Practice makes perfect

This saying really does holding meaning when it comes to Christmas party preparation. The best way to ensure that getting party ready doesn’t take hours is to do plenty of preparation in advance – AKA practice everything that you need to. From your makeup look to your accessorizing, practice each part of your festive party look, so that on the day itself, you can get ready in a flash.

Hack your hair

Not got a flair for hair? Perhaps an up-do could be the answer? A bun, chignon or a half up, half down look could be ideal. Another option could be to invest in some tape in hair extensions – perhaps you could pick some pre-curled ones? If you find that you are seriously struggling when it comes to your hair, consider booking into the salon the get your hair styled professionally. If you do choose to go down this route, make sure to go armed with hairstyles that you would like to have, instead of having no idea.

Get your nails done professionally

If you lack the flare for nail art, consider getting your nails done professionally. There is no reason why you should have to spend hours trying to perfect your nail designs when nail art isn’t your thing. Save yourself and time and stress and get your nails done by a professional – that way you can relax, safe in the knowledge that your nails will look perfect. Pick a design that has a Christmas theme to it, but that also matches your outfit, accessorize and makeup look. You don’t want anything too over the top, just something that is pretty, stylish, and eye-catching.

It isn’t easy getting ready for Christmas parties, as there is just so much to do. However, if you take note of the tips above, you can ensure that you are Christmas party ready in a flash. There’s no need to take hours getting ready; it’s just a case of being smart about how you prepare, that’s all.


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Beauty Musts this Festive Season for Busy Mom

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As astounding as it is to say, it really is nearly Christmas. That’s right: in just over a month, kids nationwide will be waking up early to see whether they’ve been good enough for a visit from Santa this year. Yet, what of mom (and dad)? For parents, the festive season starts somewhat earlier (not least in respect of gift buying and wrapping, and hiding). Indeed, winter and its accompanying holiday celebrations come even at the nearing of November’s close, what with Thanksgiving; a veritable whirl of a party cycle (whether it be at the office, with friends, or relatives). To this end, wives and mothers know how important it is to look their best, but don’t always have spare time enough to take extra care of themselves.

Your Nails

As shallow as it seems, appearances really do count. Everyone knows that; it’s an accepted fact. Therefore, if you’ve skipped the trips to your manicurist for the last few months, now is either the time to book an appointment or get to grips with shaping and painting your nails at home. If you have daughters, why not make it a bonding session? If you’re meeting new people at those functions filling up the calendar, there’s always that handshake that reveals you to be a polish perfectionist or a nude no-hoper in the self-care stakes. It’s worth the time and effort (plus, a mood-lifter to boot).

Your Smile

Meeting new people in full party swing also demands a smile or two, of course. To this end, you again have a choice of a professional dental session (though, quite pricey and there’s the fact of having to leave the kids in the waiting room unattended) or using an at home teeth whitening kit. Just remember to forgo the red wine until after you’ve revealed your magnificent, and friendly, pearly whites to strangers; offset with a nice dark (newly bought, of course) lipstick for even more effect.

Your Hair

Finally, is one’s hair. Though men will profess a concern with their own, it’s been accepted almost since time began that a woman and her hair are in a lifelong love-hate relationship. As with your nails, if you’ve neglected your do recently, and if there’s only one thing you treat yourself with this festive season, it must be a trip to the hairdresser. Not only is it a wonderful, spa-like indulgence to have one’s scalp massaged (piped chill-out music playing in the background) and products employed that you can never seem to find in stores (or, if you do, they never seem to work the same), but a hairstyle can lop years off your look as well (always a bonus when you’re operating on motherhood-induced sleep deprivation).

The Finished Package – Nicely Wrapped

Of course, to cap the effect of your mini makeover, how can you not vindicate the purchase of a new dress for the season logically? See, Christmas really does seem to come earlier and earlier every year.


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Bigger, Bolder, Better: Fabulous Ways You Can Brighten Your Appearance

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Have you heard about the January blues? It tends to be at this time of year where feel at our lowest point. With colder weather looming and the dark nights still taking hold, it can be hard to snap out of a bad mood. It’s at this point of the year that we also try and focus on self-improvement. Perhaps exercising more, focusing on our diet or the way we look. So I thought it would be an ideal time to share with you some of the easy ways you could brighten up your appearance. Which could have a positive impact on your mood and well-being.

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Put some focus back into your skincare

Our skin can take a beating in winter, with the harsh weather drying it out or making us look pale and tired. So now more than ever would be an ideal time to put a bit of focus back on to your skincare routine. Ensuring that you are cleansing your face and getting rid of any makeup when it comes to the end of the day. It would also be a great opportunity to use a thicker moisturiser to add some much-needed moisture back into your dry and flaky skin. Doing this could instantly give your complexion a glow and make you feel better in your own skin. You might also want to consider drinking more water as this is another great way to boost the health of your skin.

Try out a new hairstyle or color

Are you bored of your current style? Have you had the same cut and color done for years? Now is the time to change things up and try something new. Perhaps changing your hair color is enough, or even opting for a shorter style. It could transform the way you look straight away and give you the confidence boost you need. If you have shorter hair why not consider adding extensions to try out a different look? There are plenty of semipermanent and permanent options to consider when ti comes to things like that and hair color.

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A great smile could brighten up anyone’s day

Smiling at someone can really lift your spirits, it’s a proven fact that you can feel happier just by putting a smile on your face. So have confidence in your pretty smile and concentrate on those pearly whites. You could consider things like teeth whitening or even porcelain veneers to enhance your smile. Perhaps book in at your dentist to see what options you have when it comes to improving your teeth condition and smile.

Try applying a self-tan for a healthier glow

Just because it is winter, it doesn’t mean you can’t look like you have had two weeks in the sun. Fake tan is a quick and easy way to give your body and face a healthier sun-kissed glow, without the need for a vacation.

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Wear bright colored clothing

Finally, just by choosing brighter clothing, you can instantly transform your overall look. We can all have a tendency to stick to darker colors in the winter, but there is no reason to do that.

I hope these tips help you brighten up your appearance.

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Why Your Teeth Are So Yellow, And What To Do About It

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White teeth look great. Yellow teeth? Not so much – well, at least according to the media and the magazines. As a result, many of us want brighter, whiter teeth.

The question, as with all these things, is; what causes tooth yellowing in the first place? Is it just a natural part of life? Or does it have something to do with our lifestyle choices?

According to one major toothpaste manufacturer, the primary cause of tooth yellowing is staining. Tooth enamel on the surface of our teeth is white. Underneath tooth enamel is another substance called dentin. Dentin is brown. If tooth enamel is thick, it blocks out the dentin and makes teeth appear white. If tooth enamel is thin, the brown underneath the enamel discolors the teeth. This has the effect of making teeth look more yellow from the outside.


Given that our smile is one of our best assets, it’d be good if there was something we could do about this. Here are the reasons your teeth are going yellow and what you can do about it.

Reason 1: You’ve Got Yellow Teeth Genes

Not everybody’s DNA produces perfectly white enamel. Some people have genes that instruct their bodies to make enamel with a yellow tinge. This is a pain, but you can do something to fix it. First, of, you can try using whitening toothpaste. These toothpaste contain special ingredients. These ingredients artificially boost the whiteness of teeth, even if they’re yellow underneath. The second option is to use whitening strips. You can get these from the supermarket or use services like Dentist 24 Hourly to find a dentist to do it for you. Dentist treatments are often a lot more effective than whitening kits you buy at the store.

Reason 2: You’re Sick

If you suddenly notice your teeth are discolored, it could be because you’re sick. Some diseases can cause teeth to discolor. If you’ve got cancer, chemotherapy can also cause teeth to lose their whiteness. It’s worth noting, however, that sickness usually results in teeth going more brown than yellow. If your teeth are going brown, regular dental treatment won’t solve the problem. You’ll have to go to the doctors and get the underlying illness sorted out first.

Reason 3: You Take Medication

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There are a couple of medicines that can darken teeth, especially in children and younger adults. Two such medications are antibiotics doxycycline and tetracycline. Tetracycline is often used by people who suffer from acne.

Other drugs can also cause teeth to yellow, besides antibiotics. These include the antihistamine class of medicines. If you suffer from allergies, your medicine could be the reason for why your teeth are losing their whiteness. Drugs for high blood pressure can have an adverse impact on tooth whiteness too.

If you think that your medicine is making your teeth yellow, take a look at the list of side effects. If you’re worried about it, talk to your doctor. Often, they’ll be able to offer you a different combination of medicines that won’t damage your teeth.

Reason 4: You Don’t Bother Brushing Your Teeth

The number one reason why people’s teeth lose their color is because of a lack of oral hygiene. Oral health is essential to stop the buildup of plaque and tartar. Once plaque sets in, it can be tough to remove.

A lack of oral hygiene also means that stains have longer to be incorporated into the tooth enamel. If stains are left, they can work their way into the enamel itself, causing it to discolor. When this happens, it can be very difficult to remove it.


The good news is that the solution is easy. Just brush your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste. If you use a manual toothbrush, brush at a 45-degree angle to the teeth for maximum effect.

Reason 5: You Smoke

Everybody knows that smoking can be very damaging to your health. And everybody knows that it’s the best way to destroy your natural good looks. Smoking makes your hair wiry, skin sallow and teeth brown.

Reason 6: You’re Getting Old

Finally, it’s worth noting that aging itself can cause teeth to brown. The reason for this is that teeth get worn down over the course of a lifetime. The enamel on the surface starts to thin, and the dentin underneath becomes more exposed.

If you’re getting older, you can have your teeth cosmetically whitened with veneers. You can also use one of the many whitening products out there on the market at the moment. Visit your dentist if you’re worried.

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Simple Tips To Look Amazing When You Are A Mom

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It’s often hard for moms to feel confident about their appearance once they have a child. They feel like their body changes and never goes back to its original form. In fact, over 70% of moms worry about their appearance every day. It is much more than a woman who is currently childless. But there are some ways moms can look good even when they are busy with the perils of having kids. Here are some simple tips to look amazing when you are a mom.


Dress to flaunt the best parts of your figure

It’s common for moms to start worrying about their body after they have had children. After all, it’s gone through a major event of carrying a baby for nine months. However, it’s time to start focusing on the best parts of your body that you still love. Dress to embrace your favorite parts of your figure and you will soon feel amazing. For example, if your legs are still fantastic, show them off in a shorter style dress. Or if your breasts have doubled in size since giving birth, it’s time to wear a top which will show off your new curves. You need to make sure you are buying clothes that fits you comfortably if you want to look great. Even though it might pain you to go for the next size, you will find the clothes will look better if they fit more comfortably.

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Make sure you are completing a daily beauty routine

Although it can be hard to find time to complete your beauty routine, it’s best to try and make 10 minutes to take care of your skin. After all, if you stop looking after it every day, your appearance will be affected, and you will lose confidence. Therefore, make sure you make time every morning to wash your skin and use a moisturizer. Finish off with a toner to help give yourself a glow, even though you may feel tired. Completing a daily beauty routine will also ensure you delay aging for as long as possible. If your skin is getting you down, you could look for a more permanent way to reduce the signs of ageing so that you feel good about how you look.

Cut out the bad food and drink from your life

You need to make sure you are being careful about what you eat if you want to look fantastic when you are a mom. If you start eating more junk food and fizzy drinks, you will put on weight and your skin will age prematurely. Therefore, make sure you are drinking plenty of water every day and eating a healthy balanced diet. That way, you can ensure you stay a healthy weight and will still have young looking skin so that you feel and look amazing.

Have a great haircut

It might surprise you how much a good haircut can make moms feel good about themselves. After all, when your hair is always dry and greasy, it will alter your appearance, and you will lose confidence. Therefore, it’s time to book in to get those dead ends cut off and get a new look. Talk to the stylist about a hair cut which is easy to maintain in your daily life, but will make you look fantastic. Once you have a good haircut, you will instantly feel a lot happier about how you look!


Don’t be afraid to add some colorful makeup to help you look fantastic. A bright lipstick and eyeshadow will instantly brighten up your face and take years off your age!


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Shocked At What You See In The Mirror? Here’s How You Can Turn The Clock Back!

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Time really flies, doesn’t it? It can be a shock to look in the mirror and see your 40-year-old self when you were expecting to see someone who looks as if they’re in their mid-twenties. The chances are, over the past few years, you’ve started to notice a few changes to the appearance of your skin. At first, they were probably subtle changes, and then they may have become a little more obvious.

Of course, aging is a natural part of life – every second you are getting ever-so-slightly older. However, that doesn’t make the physical changes that happen to our faces as we age, any easier to stomach. That being said, you don’t have just to sit back and adjust to your aging skin. There are plenty of simple steps you can take to turn the clock back.

Research the best foods to eat

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What you eat doesn’t just impact your body size and shape, but also your skin’s health. Believe it or not, the foods that you’re putting into your mouth can affect how healthy your skin is. This, in turn, can determine how quickly your skin ages. Say, for example, your diet is high in refined sugar, this would mean that your skin would be more prone to aging. The reason for this is because sugar has an impact on collagen production, slowing it down and making the skin more prone to wrinkles and fine lines. So it really does pay to be careful about what you eat.

See a specialist

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If you’re worried about your skin, the best thing to do is see a specialist. This could be a dermatologist or a cosmetic surgeon who specializes in anti-aging treatments. By taking the time to speak to skin care experts, you can ensure that you understand what is happening to your skin. As well as the best methods of dealing with the changes that you’re experiencing. You can then make an informed decision about whether you want to have a cosmetic treatment to deal with it, or whether you want to try another option.

Give your skin the care it needs

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Despite the fact that your skin is getting older, that doesn’t mean you should stop looking after it. If anything, aging skin requires more care, not less. That’s why it’s so important to ensure that you have a daily skin care routine in place. This should consist of cleansing, toning, exfoliating, and applying face cream, to keep your skin hydrated. It’s important to give your skin the care it needs, as it can make all the difference to how healthy it stays. It’s also crucial that you invest in the right products for your skin type, to ensure that it’s getting everything that it needs. For instance, mature skin needs a face cream that’s richer than younger skin, as it can have a tendency to dry out more quickly.

There’s nothing more upsetting than being shocked by how much your skin has aged. However, by taking note of the suggestion above, it is possible to turn the clock back and give your skin a healthier and more youthful look.


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100 Years of Nail Styles

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I always love these 100 years of… videos. So much fun to take a trip through time! Which is your favorite nail style?

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5 Skin Care Tips From an Esthetician

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These are some great skincare tips from an esthetician. I don’t do all of them. I’m guilty of not always doing #1 and #2 but I’m going to try hard to follow all 5 rules.

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