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I Tried and Tested Homemade Deodorant And This Was The Result

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There’s a long-standing debate on whether store bought deodorant does more harm than good. If you frequent public spaces and transportation, then you’re definitely in favor of deodorant, but sometimes curiosity or a health scare makes you want to break the norm. For me, it was a combination of both; mysteriously swollen glands and the…

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#AskTheExpert: Everything You Need to Know About Liposuction

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Ever considered getting plastic surgery to correct those stubborn areas of fat that won’t seem to go away no matter what you do? Well, you are not alone because liposuction has become the most common surgical cosmetic procedure. However, there are some key points you need to be aware of before you taking the leap,…

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#CrispBeauty: 8 Skin Rituals from Around the World

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We took the time to highlight some of the world’s most known health and beauty techniques practiced around the globe. Most of them can be done in your own home and have been used for thousands of years. Rooibos Tea The native African tea is used in South Africa not just as a refreshing drink,…

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Finding the Right Foundation for Your Skin

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Foundation is very important to cover flaws and even out complexion. It’s a game changer, but when used incorrectly foundation can make skin look cakey, oily or lighter or darker than the rest of your body. Choosing the wrong shade or formula, even with a good brand, can lead to bad results. That’s why it’s…

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Get the Look: New Year’s Eve

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If you’d like to get this look created by makeup artist Sally Rashid, we’ve got the whole list of products here for you! Try something sultry and glamorous for your New Year’s event, and bring in 2016 in these perfectly placed shades. Face: MAC Studio Fix Foundation in NC15 MAC Prolongwear Concealer in NC15 Benefit…

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Get the Look: Winter Makeup

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Prep your face with an oil free moisturizer mixed with an illuminator (That Gal from Benefit) and bronzing cream (Laura Mercier). Here, I applied a very natural foundation to keep her freckles showing (Makeup Forever #128). Then dab your foundation with a mineralized finishing powder to set your foundation. For contouring, use a medium toned…

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How to Prep Your Face for Flawless Makeup

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Good makeup results come from good preparation and the right routine. It’s important to remember it’s also not just about skin-eyes and lips are essential too! Here is a rundown of a foolproof beauty routine to get your skin perfectly prepped and make-up ready. Skin: Remove any undesired facial hair, especially on upper lip and…

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Makeup Mythbusting: Price vs. Quality

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Women often ask me, “Are drug-store makeup products more harmful than high-end ones? Does the price tag entail that the product will perform better and yield better results?” Well, let me honestly tell you that this is a myth. Think of the different makeup brands as an average car versus a high-end one. Let us…

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Multi-Tasking Your Makeup

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Beauty gadgets, makeup and skincare products are generally pretty pricey. For a woman to constantly maintain her glamour, it can definitely demand its own budget. I encounter this problem too, as a makeup artist applying makeup to many women per week. I run out of supplies very quickly and most of the products I use…

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Expose Those Toes: Year Round Foot Care

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It doesn’t matter what season it is, we shouldn’t let our feet go un-cared for. Any time of year calls for these 8 pro-tips for getting your feet just right, for any occasion and most importantly, for yourself! Get a pedicure. Goes without saying right? No. Get a professional pedicure, one that costs you more…

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8 Beauty Resolutions to Make Before You Turn 30

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You wake up one morning to find a gray hair staring back at you in the mirror. There are changes in your body too – a fine line appears here, some less than tight skin appears there. Then the reality hits you: You’re not ‘young’ anymore, but you’re not ‘old’ either. You’re in that stage…

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8 Do It Yourself Natural Beauty Treatments

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Glowing skin and beautiful hair doesn’t mean spending lots of money on expensive, fanciful beauty products. Skin, hair and body care can be as simple as paying a visit to your kitchen where all natural ingredients can be found and used to keep you looking and feeling your best. Here are some of my favorite…

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