8 Awesome Tips To Help You Look Younger Than You Are

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Wouldn’t you like to knock a few years off your real age? Of course, you would. Every woman in the world would like to look a little younger than she is, and I am sure that you are no different. When you have children, it seems as though your beauty regime takes a back seat to the rest of your life. It doesn’t have to be that way. Here are eight awesome tips to help you shed those years.

1. Wear sunscreen

Getting a tan might seem like an excellent idea, but science shows that it damages your skin more than you know. If you want your skin to stay firm and wrinkle-free, you need to wear sunscreen all the time. Wear a cream with an SPF of forty or more for the best results.

2. Get the right moisturizer

Your moisturizing routine should be simple and easy to remember. You need to use a cream that suits your skin, while making it appear fresh and new. The Lifecell All-in-One anti aging cream is the perfect example of an action-packed moisturizer. Remember, you need to use the cream twice a day so that your skin does not dry out at all.

3. Choose a flattering hair color

You might think that going bleach blonde will make you look young, but sometimes it can have the opposite effect. If you pick a hair color that does not suit your face or skin tone, it will add years to the way you look. Ask your hairdresser for their expert opinion and take things from there.

4. Whiten your teeth

If you are a smoker or a coffee drinker, you might find that your teeth look a little yellow or gray. Look in the mirror and smile. Could your teeth be whiter than they are? If they could, you can get a home dye kit to whiten your teeth.

5. Perfect your makeup routine

Sometimes, the way you do your makeup can make you look old. If you have not changed your makeup routine in the last ten years, it is time to do so. You can get a free consultation at your local department store. The makeup artist will show you how to update your makeup in no time at all.

6. Brighten up tired eyes

If your eyes look dull and lifeless, you can solve that problem right away. There are now loads of eye drop solutions that help to put the sparkle back into your eyes. You should shop around until you find the right solution for you. Read the directions on the pack and make sure that you stick to them.

7. Stop eating salt

You don’t have to change your diet altogether, but there is one thing you should cut out. If you eat loads of salt with every meal, you will be making yourself look older than you are. Salt helps your body to keep fluids, and that means that you start to bloat and look fat. If you can, you should stop adding salt to your meals.

8. Get less sleep than you do now

You might think that getting loads of sleep will make you look youthful. In fact, studies have shown that people who oversleep look older than people who sleep just six hours per night. After a hard day at work, you might feel as though you need to sleep for hours and hours, but you don’t.

 

Every woman deserves to feel great about the way she looks. If you don’t like your current appearance, there is still time to change it for the better. These awesome tips will help you along the way to being the best you that you can be!

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Beauty Tips For Busy Mom’s

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Whilst being a mom is hard work, it is also one of the most rewarding jobs you can do. However, what with hectic work schedules, child care itineraries and after school routines. It can feel like you never have a minute to yourself, let alone time to fit in a beauty regime.

Finding the time for keeping up your beauty regime can be somewhat challenging when you are running about after the kids and cooking dinner. By the time you have a minute to yourself you are most probably exhausted.

To help you fit a beauty regime into your busy schedule we have put together a few quick and easy beauty tips below:

Tip 1: Get a good haircut

Ask your hairdresser to give you an easy to perfect hair-do. Explain that you want something you can let dry naturally that looks great even if you don’t have time to style it properly.

For a mommy-friendly do, opt for a style that rests between your chin and shoulders, preferably no longer. You want something that is not too long to manage, but can still be pulled back into a tidy ponytail or bun.

Tip 2: Invest in a good concealer

If you are up in the night with the kids, you are going to end up with dark circles under your eyes. Invest in a good concealer that is quick and easy to apply and gives you maximum coverage.

For excellent coverage try MAC Pro Longwear Concealer. It offers good coverage, looks natural and lasts all day long – so is perfect for busy mommies.

Tip 3: Take a shower at night

Swap your morning shower to the evening. That way you won’t be rushing and once the kids are in bed, you can spend as much time preening as you want to. Use your evening shower time to pamper yourself – wash your hair, shave your legs, exfoliate your face, etc.

An excellent facial exfoliator that is super gentle and effective is L’occitane’s Riz Rice facial scrub. For shaving your legs, Forever’s Hand and Face soap (can be used all over the body) is great – it is gentle and lathers well.

Tip 4: Use an in-shower moisturizer

Instead of moisturizing once you get out the shower, opt for an in-shower moisturizer. They are quick and easy to use, leave no sticky or oily residue and can be quickly washed off.

The simplicity and quickness of in-shower moisturizers make them perfect for busy moms. No more having to sit and wait for your moisturizer to dry before you can get dressed.

Tip 5: Take care of your body

If there is an area of your body that requires special care, like your pores or perhaps your post-pregnancy stretch marks, make time to take care of them. For instance, to help reduce your stretch marks, you could invest in a tube of the best Stretch Mark Cream.

 

It is important that you feel confident about your body, so make sure you make time to look after it properly.

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Your First New Year’s Resolution? To Start Looking Young Again

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One day you look in the mirror and look youthful and beautiful. The next day you look in the mirror and see an old woman staring back at you. “Who is this strange woman?” you think, “And, why does she have my eyes?” If you have begun to look older than you feel, it is time to do something about it. Aging is a natural part of life, but you don’t want to age too quickly. If you have started to think about your new year’s resolutions, why not make one to start looking young again?

Start eating healthy food and exercising

One of the main things that makes people look older than they are is a poor diet. If you live on pizza, chips and Pepsi, something is wrong. You need to cut all the fatty foods and high-sugar drinks out of your diet. Replace bad food with healthy alternatives, like fruit, veg and juice. You also need to make sure that you get enough exercise. Exercising won’t just make you slimmer; it will make you look more youthful than you do now.

Drink plenty of water and take supplements

Drinking loads of water each day will help to improve how you look and feel. There have been loads of studies in the area and the results are conclusive. When you drink water every day, your skin and hair appear healthier than they otherwise would. It is not hard to introduce more water into your diet. When you are eating meals, instead of grabbing a soda, have some water. If there is anything missing in your current diet, you should consider taking supplements to change that. For example, if you don’t eat fish, you might want to take some Omega 3 supplement tablets. You can buy tablets online in bulk or at a high-street health store.

Find something that you love doing

When people are happy, they look younger than they are. That is a fact. If you have lost your lust for life, it is time to find it again. Start a hobby or pursue your dream career. Whatever you do, make sure that you are enjoying yourself. If you can find something that you love, you need to hold on to it. For example, if you love dancing, make an effort every week to attend a dance class. You might not want to go all the time, but you should force yourself to. That way, you will get into a routine of making time for the things you love. That will make you happy and so you will have a youthful glow.

Would plastic surgery help?

There are certain parts of your body that you can’t change by changing your lifestyle. For example, if your skin looks old around your face, you will struggle to conceal that with makeup. One thing you might want to consider is a facelift by Dr. Schwartz. A facelift will make your face look young straight away. Getting plastic surgery is a big deal, and you shouldn’t rush into it. Take some time to think about whether surgery is the right option for you.

Buy yourself some new clothing

Remember that feeling you got when you last put on a new outfit? When you wear new clothes, you feel confident. That confidence makes you look young and carefree. Next year, treat yourself to some new clothes. Try and choose staple pieces that you can wear with other things in your wardrobe. That way, you can make sure that you don’t have to spend too much money on a whole new wardrobe. Get clothes that suit your age bracket. When people wear clothes that are too young for them, it makes them look older rather than younger.

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Andre Lorent PRO Makeup Brush Set

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make up brushesIf you are looking for a great gift for the women in your life, Andre Lorent PRO Makeup Brush Set is a wonderful idea.   This is the ultimate 5-piece professional makeup brush set that is 100% cruelty-free, made with high quality synthetic hair which is more hygienic and durable.  Here’s what you get: Foundation Brush + Powder/Blush Brush + Angled Liner Brush + Eyeshadow Brush and Lip Brush along with designer case. Available on AMAZON for $39.95 and has 5 STAR rating!  The brushes are so soft and gentle.

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Dear Annoying Stray Facial Hair That I Only Discover AFTER I Leave The House…..

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Dear Annoying Stray Facial Hair That I Only Discover AFTER I Leave The House,

I know that as we age, as women we start to grow annoying facial hair.  First it is a stray hair that grows a little lower than where your sideburns are.  Then you get that one lonely hair on your chin.  But those hairs must get lonely because the next thing you know, they have friends.  So we’re left to pluck or shave them.  But they come back.  It becomes a daily struggle to keep the jungle from growing into a 5 o’clock shadow.  I’ve come to terms with this battle.  I will pluck, shave, and electrocute you little buggers.  But PLEASE don’t show up AFTER I leave the house for the day.  I don’t like finding you when I am on my way to a big event.  I don’t like looking in the mirror on my car’s sun visor and seeing you taunting me on my way to lunch with friends.  But if you do show up after I leave the house, I now have a pair of tweezers in my glove compartment.  You WILL BE vanquished!!!

Sincerely,

Your Host Face No More

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Carmex Limited Edition Moisture Plus Collection Review and Giveaway

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Carmex Limited Edition Moisture Plus Collection Review
Carmex, the trusted name in lipcare for over 75 years has come out with a new line.  The Limited Edition Collection features the same Moisture Plus lip balm Carmex fans have come to love, with its high-shine finish, ultra-moisturizing formula, and SPF 15 sun protection, with the addition of four fashion-forward patterns to choose from.

These 4 fashion forward tube designs are pretty and functional.  They have a slanted tip for easy application, and contain aloe, vitamin E and Broad Spectrum SPF 15 sunscreen to protect lips from the damaging effects of the sun.  And they are darn cute, too.  The line features limited edition designs and named personalities to match, including Chic in houndstooth, Fab in a groovy retro look, Adventurous in a leopard print and Whimsical in an art deco design.

I took the quiz and found out that I am Chic.  Which one are you?
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Your Style Is: Chic

You’re a classic, refined beauty with sophisticated taste.

Your personal style is the envy of your friends—you know what you like, and you are rarely swayed in your taste by new fads or trends that come and go. Your closet is filled with black and white wardrobe staples: crisp white shirts, black pencil skirts, and perfectly-tailored sheaths and trousers. Garish colors and loud prints are particularly offensive to you, and you prefer to keep your makeup tasteful and classic: a swath of winged black eyeliner and a classic red lip channel old-Hollywood glamour without being over-the-top. You idolize the sophisticated, classic beauty of style icons like Coco Chanel and Jackie Kennedy.

Your Style Is: Adventurous

You’re a daring rocker-chick with bold style to match.

You’re the epitome of the up-for-anything, adventure-seeker. Black leather, denim, and studs make up the majority of your wardrobe, and you love nothing more than accenting your outfit with a wild animal print and layers of bold jewelry. As your closet clearly demonstrates, you’re one who would always opt for black over just about any other color, and you make any look your own with your cool-girl rock n’ roll vibe. Your friends admire that you are daring and completely unafraid of being yourself. You look up to both the attitudes and hard-edged, punky style of rocker chicks like Joan Jett and Debbie Harry.

Your Style Is: Fab

You’re a fearless fashionista who’ll try any trend once.

Your friends describe your style as ‘trendy’, ‘hip’, and ‘glam’—and yours would be among the first closets they’d choose to raid. You believe that all new trends are worth trying, no matter how risky or daunting they may seem. Sequined pants? A brightly-patterned jumpsuit? Fringe, feathers, and lace? No problem—your wardrobe contains all of these items and more. You’re a fearless risk-taker when it comes to your personal style. You see fashion as the utmost form of self-expression, and you love to experiment with your look. You’re inspired by mod fashion innovators of the 1960s like Edie Sedgwick and Twiggy.

Your Style Is: Whimsical

You’re a natural beauty with an easy, low-key look.

You’re a free-spirit through and through. Though you appreciate the beauty and the art that goes into fashion, you choose comfort over style 9 times out of 10. Tight clothes and high heels make you feel restrained and uncomfortable; you prefer the easy simplicity of a cotton maxi dress and flat, leather sandals, which give you the ease of movement that you crave. You love to be outside, and on the weekends you are often found at an outdoor music festival or camping in the woods with some close friends. Your personal style is greatly influenced by such lovely, earth-loving ladies as Joni Mitchell and Joan Baez.

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Check out the Carmex Facebook and Twitter to learn more about upcoming styles and see which personality suits your personal style.

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Aloette Cosmetics Red Wine Peel Review and Giveaway

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My skin used to be very oily but as I have grown older I have noticed a change.  Now my skin does have some oil but it is also very dry.  I am constantly trying to battle the dry, rough patches across my forehead and cheeks.  I’ve tried many different facial scrubs but I haven’t found any that I really liked.  Sometimes they smell funny and other times they just don’t remove the dry spots of skin. I was asked to try Aloette’s Red Wine Peel and I jumped at the chance.
Aloette’s Red Wine Peel features exclusive Farm to Jar ingredients straight from Bordeux’s finest vineyards.  It uses red wine grapeseed extract to unclog pores and infuses skin with age-defying antioxidants for a visibly smoother, brighter appearance.  The first thing I noticed when I opened the Red Wine Peel container is the smell.  It smells AMAZING!  Just like fresh grapes.  You will absolutely love the way it smells but please resist the urge to eat it!  I wet my face and then rubbed a little of the scrub all over my face.  It is so fresh and there are even little pieces of grape in there.  It was like nothing I had used before.  Once I scrubbed all over my face I easily washed the scrub off and it left my face feeling clean and smooth.  Unlike other scrubs there was no soapy residue either.  I was able to see a difference right away.  My skin looked a brighter, smoother, and healthier.  I am going to continue to use the Red Wine Peel to tackle my next hurdle, clogged pores!
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Handy Uses For Contact Lens Cases

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I LOVE contact lens cases.  They are so inexpensive, you can buy multiples in a package, and there are so many things you can store in them.  One of my favorite things to put into a contact lens case is homemade lip gloss or lip scrub.  I plan on writing up a post with that recipe soon so keep an eye out.
I purchased a package of contact lens cases last week to store essential oils in.  I like to mix essential oils them with a carrier oil to help make the oils last longer and massage in easier.  I didn’t want to use up a lot of each essential oil and carrier oil so I figured mixing a few drops of the essential oil with some carrier oil (olive oil, coconut oil, almond oil, etc.) in a contact lens case would be perfect.  It’s just the right amount for a few uses when I am using the oils.  This way I don’t have to dilute too much of the essential oil at one time.  I’ll be posting more on essential oils soon.  I swear by them!
I am going to BlogHer (a blogger convention) this week and I will be gone for 3 nights.  As I began to pack I looked over at the package of contact lens cases that I hadn’t used yet and inspiration hit me.  Instead of traveling with the bottles of each cream, lotion, primer, etc. that I use on my face, why not just put some of each facial lotion, etc. in compartment of a contact lens case?  Genius if I do say so myself!  Of course for body lotion I would need a bigger container but since I just use a little bit of my day cream, night cream, primer, and Aquaphor, this is perfect and takes up so much less space!
contact case lotionsI plan on adding more idea to this post but I wanted to get it up before BlogHer to help anyone else traveling this week.  Have an idea on something to store in a contact lens case?  Comment below!

 


A few notes:

  • I always wash and dry the cases before I use them.
  • I prefer the cases that have screw-on lids but this batch hubby bought.  I am putting it inside a snack size baggie just in case it leaks because of the style of cap on them but they seem pretty tight.
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Baudelaire Product Review

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Do you have oily skin like I do?  If so I found a great product for you.  It’s a 2 in 1 oil absorbing primer and mask and it does just that- absorbs oil.  Prior to trying Baudelaire my face would be oily soon after I left the house for the day.  When I use Baudelaire as a primer it keeps my face oil free during the day and keeps my make-up in place.  It is easy to apply.  Shake the bottle and squirt a pump or two into the cap.  It has the consistence similar to watered down skim milk.  Using a make-up brush, apply a thin layer of the primer all over your face.  What is nice about this product is a little goes a long way.  You don’t need much to cover your whole face so the bottle will last a long time.  Allow it to dry for about 5 minute and then I apply my make-up as usual.
When I have time (usually about once a week) I put a heavier coat of Baudelaire on my face and allow it to dry for 15 minutes.  Once it is dry I simply wash it off with a warm washcloth.  This mask removes all the oil from my face and leaves it feeling fresh and smooth.  My face looks clear, fresh, and oil free.  Baudelaire has improved the overall look and feel of my skin.  You can purchase Baudelaire products on their website.

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