More Tips & Tricks For When Your On The Go!

This are more tips and tricks for when your always on the go. From easy hair styling tricks to easy make-up tricks to what to keep on you for a daily use. After these tips, you will be apply to go any where at any time.

Hair:

1) The T-Zone Blow-dry. The t-zone blow-dry is a quick way to style your hair without having to style the whole head. The t-zone is from behind your ears forward, and the top of your head. First, apply product to your hair to help it dry quicker and smoother, such as Paul Mitchell’s Super Skinny. Then rough dry your head with the blow dryer on high heat for about 5-10 mins, then run a brush through it. Section out the front of your hair and top section. Use a round brush and blow-dry these sections as desired. The t-zone blow-dry the top and front of your hair is styled, so it will give you a polished look.

2) Fix Flat Hair. If your hair constantly falls flat, next time condition your hair first, then shampoo it. The conditioner will give your hair the moisture it needs, and by shampooing it after it will keep your hair from becoming weighed down. If your hair is flatter by the next morning, flip your head upside down and blow-dry your hair on cool. When you flip your head back over, it will give you more volume. Spray lightly with hair spray to help hold.

3) Fix Frizzy Hair. If you have curly hair that tends to get frizzy after it dries or anytime you try to brush it try this trick. Use a squirt bottle and fill it with water. Lightly spray your hair. Take a nickel to quarter size amount of lotion and rub it in both hands. Apply on your hair (without touching the scalp) starting at the top and go in a downward motion. Then rub your ends in between your hands. The lotion will help to reduce frizz and give your hair a nice scent from what ever lotion you chose. 

Make-up:

1) Refresh your make-up. Every morning you go through your daily make-up routine. Concealer, foundation, and cover-up are all part of this routine. Usually about half-way through the day you notice that you need a touch-up, but instead of applying more and more product, you can use a different technique to refresh your make-up. Dab your brush in a little bit of water and re-blend your make-up. It will have it looking fresher, and not dried out. 

2) Lips & Cheeks Matching. If you are in a crunch for time and do not have any blush, you can use your lipstick as blush. Apply your lipstick as you normally would, and if it is shade of pink, you can apply a dab on each cheek. Blend in with your fingers like you would with a blush brush. It instantly adds color to your cheeks, and nobody will know that you used lipstick instead of blush.

 

If your skin tends to get oily through-out the day, keep a stash of paper towel in your purse, desk or pocket. Take one out and gently pad your forehead, nose and chin to absorb oil. Do not rub your skin because it will remove your make-up, making it look smeared. 

 

Using these tips will help you look polished, even if you only took a few minutes to get ready. And keep you looking great all day long. Thank you for all your kind words and support.

~aphrodite 

Tips & Tricks To Fix You Up, When You Are Always On The Go!

Everyone has one of those day’s were you just don’t have time for that morning routine. Well, instead of going out in sweats, yesterday’s make-up, and that slept on hair, try some of these tips. It will give you a fresher appearance, no matter what your wearing or were your going.

Hair:

1) Dry Shampoo. Dry Shampoo is the best invention ever! If you are in a rush and do not have time to wash your hair, spray dry shampoo from about 8-10 inches from your scalp on the roots. Wait two minutes, then brush threw your hair. It will eat up an access oil and leave your hair styled as desired.

2) Natural Hair. If you are tired of blow-drying your hair after washing it, why not go natural?  Add a drop of Paul Mitchell’s Super Skinny in your hands, rub together and apply over the mid shaft (middle of hair) to the ends. It helps your hair to dry quicker, and makes it easier to brush. If you have curly hair, add mouse and scrunch your hair for nice curls.

3) EXTREME Side Part. Tired of your everyday part? Want to change up your hair without being to drastic? Try the extreme side part. If you already part your hair to one side of your head, move the current part over 1- 2 inches. If you part your hair down the middle, move your part either right or left 2 1/2-3 1/2 inches.  It will give you a different look, and add volume to the top of your head.

Make-up:

1) Lip Balm. If your in a hurry and need to apply something to your lips, try a lip balm. It is great for adding a moisture to dry lips and gives you an added shine. You can also buy colored lip balm if wanted. Keep it on you and apply it multiple times a day for long lasting shine.

2) Tinted Moisturizer. Tinted moisturizer is great if you do not have time to apply foundation, blush or bronzer. Find a tinted moisturizer like Dermologica’s Sheer Tint Moisture in your shade and apply. It has an SPF of 15 in it to protect against harmful rays, a tint of color to have you looking radiant, and the moisturizer you need to keep your skin from becoming dry and flaky. It works for all skin types, and will give you an long lasting glow.

3) Eyelash Curler. To really bring out your eyes, apply a coat of mascara then use an eyelash curler on your top lashes. By doing so your lashes will curl upwards making you appear more awake. It helps to take away from eye creases, while giving your eyes a youthful appearance. If you have short lashes, it will also make them appear longer.

Next time you are in a hurry, try these simple hair and make-up tricks to give you that little fix-up before you leave. 

*Added Tip. Apply hydrocrotisone cream over razor burn to help minimize it, and reduce itching.

~aphrodite

 

Make-up To Match Any Hair Color!!!!

I want to start off by saying thank you to everyone. Your comments are truly wonderful, and your support has really made our blog grow so much. It is a pleasure to write this every week. Today’s topic is finding make-up colors to match your hair color. If you recently changed your hair color and aren’t sure if the make-up your using goes well, we will reassure you what colors will look best with your new look.

1.Dark Brown. For women with dark brown hair, bolder colors tend to really bring out your natural features and enhance your hair color. For eye shadows, try metallic colors, plums and burgundy. When applying your make-up, use metallic colors on your eyelids paired with a black liner and a few coats of black mascara. It will really bring out your eyes and make them pop. On your cheeks, use a bronzer with a bit of gold into it. It will give your skin a nice glow, and add color to your face. And lastly on your lips go with rich reds, or burgundy’s to really bring out your hair color. Add a lip gloss over top for that extra shine.

2.Black. For women with black hair, it is best to go with a more dramatic eye, and keep the rest of your face more natural. On your eyes, use gray and navy to create a smokey eye. Line your eyelids with a charcoal gray liner on top and bottom, then lightly put a navy shadow over it. It will really make your eye color stand out. Finish your eyes with a black mascara. On your cheeks, use a light pink blush, just to add a bit of color. On your lips, use a very light pink gloss. It will add color, but not to much so that way people keep there focus on your eyes and hair.

3.Blondes. Having blonde hair, gives you a warmer all around look. To play that up, keep with the natural shades all around. On your eyes, use light browns on your lids and right under your lower lashes. Use a brown eyeliner on your top lashes, and black mascara. The brown eyeliner will really bring out the colors in the shadow, as well as the color of your eyes.  For your cheeks, add a bit of color with a peachy-pink blush. And finish your look off with a warm peach or pink lip gloss that has lots of shine. It really ties the whole look together.

4.Red. Red hair is hard to enhance without going overboard. On your eyes, use a green shadow. Try to stick with medium to dark greens, like moss or forest greens. Add a reddish-brown liner on top lashes. It tones down the green just slightly to give it a beautiful look. On your cheeks, use a rosy color. It gives your that natural blush look, without making your face look red. And on your lips, nudes or pinks with hints of brown. It gives you a splash of color without doing too much.

5.Medium Brown. With medium brown hair, you can pretty much use any color pallet you would like. On your eyes, I would go with a mix of beige and grays, while using a blue liner on the top lashes. Use a medium pink blush to add radiance to your skin. Finish with a berry hue. It will give your lips a sexy look, and really makes your lips stand out against your hair.

Don’t be afraid to change up your hair color. With these make-up tips, your will have beautiful make-up to match your already beautiful hair. 

~aphrodite

More Make-up Tips To Keep You Looking Younger!

On Tuesday we gave you 5 tips on how to make you look younger by changing up your make-up some. Today we are going to give you 5 more tips, and you should then have the complete younger look!

1. Switch to a Gel Liner. As you get older, using eyeliner can be a great way to make your eyes POP. Pencil liners tend to smudge, which can enhance fine lines and wrinkles. Liquid liner can tend to look very thick and over done. For a simple look, use a gel liner, which creates a nice line, without smudging. To change it up a little try the cat eye effect. Just apply your liner on the top lid, and add a small flick up at the end of your eye lid.

2. Use an Eyelash Curler. As you get older, your eyelashes can become thinner. Applying many coats of mascara, can give you clumpy, unappealing lashes. Apply one thin coat of mascara, and use a lash curler on your lashes. Apply another thin coat of mascara on the top lashes only. It will make your lashes appear longer, and your eyes brighter. Also try a volumizing mascara for an extra boost. 

3. Fill in your Brows. If your eyebrows are starting to become a lighter color, and less full looking, try lightly filling them in. Outline the shape of your brows, and going from the middle, go fuller to lighter while gently filling in with a brush. It will give you an instant eye lift, and give you more defined eyebrows. Make sure to use a color that is close to your natural eyebrow color, and only up to a shade darker. You want to make sure it looks natural and not drawn on. Another option is getting your eyebrows tinted. It lasts for over a month, and gives you nice natural brows.

4. Stay away from Dark Lip Color. Dark lipstick can make you look older, and bring out fine lines on your face. It will make your lips appear thinner. Go for a more natural color choice, like a light pink, with a gloss over it. The gloss will give the effect of fuller lips, and add an extra shine.

5. Invest in a Nude Liner. A nude liner is used by professionals to keep eye make-up as well as lipstick from running. Use it to line the inner corners of your eyes as well as the lower eye rim. Or line your lips with it before applying lipstick. It will make your eyes look more awake, and give long lasting make-up that stays put. 

 

For all those lady’s out there, you are beautiful at any age, but if you think you want to take a few years off, try these tips. It will make you look younger and bring back that killer confidence. 

~aphrodite

Make-up Tips To Have You Looking Younger Than EVER!

Every women is always worried about aging. And they are wondering why they cannot age like the stars. Well, you can if you use the proper make-up techniques. Here are 5 ways you can apply your make-up to make your-self look younger, and better than ever.

1. Lighten up your Foundation. When you use a dry or heavy foundation, it can exaggerate your wrinkles. Avoid using matte foundations. Look for a foundation that has moisturizer in it, subtle coverage (if you have age spots), and has a light- reflecting pigments. It will add that natural glow, which is common in younger women. When applying your foundation, be sure to blend it in down your neck, and even into your chest. It will give a much more even coverage.

2. Use a serious Concealer for Dark Circles. Using a small amount of concealer might seem to do the trick, but after a few hours the dark circles will begin to show threw. As you begin to age, your eye area becomes thinner and more hollowed, which can make it harder to hide shadows. Apply a thick concealer in the inner corners then dot it all across your eye hollow. Blend well.

3. Learn a Contouring Trick. Bronzer isn’t just for keeping up that beautiful tan in the colder months, it is used by professionals to downplay on saggy cheeks, jowls, and necks. When you look for a good bronzer, make sure it has a matte finish, and that is not orange. Apply the bronzer in a sweeping motion, under your cheekbones, chin and along the jawline. IT provides an instant visual of a nip and tuck. After apply a soft powder to prevent the bronzer from looking striped, and making it well blended. This is the best way to give yourself a tan without aging your skin.

4. Switch to a Cream Blush. After you hit 40, your skin becomes duller and flatter than in its more youthful days. Using a powdered blush will only bring out the dullness. Using a cream blush, will add a youthful appearance to dry, mature skin, by never settling into fine lines. When applying, do not apply straight across your cheeks. It will give you a dated look, and make you appear even older. Instead, apply to the apples of your cheeks, and blend into your hairline. It will keep you looking young and fresh faced.

5. Give your Lids a Lift. Many things begin to sag and drop with age, including your eyelids. An easy way to help your eyes look less saggy is by using eye shadow. Pick an eye shadow in a cream, peach, beige, or light gold tone. It will give the illusion that you had an eye lift. Make sure you use a matte color, because anything with a shimmer can make lines that criss-cross, which will just make your eyes look worse.

 

Try these simple make-up tips. They will leave people guessing your age, and never believing it when you tell them. Thanks for reading!

~aphrodite.

Keeping Your Hair Color Beautiful! From Start to Finish

Tired of constantly coloring your hair to have it fade out in a matter of weeks? Well try these tips before and after getting your hair colored to keep your color vibrant and beautiful.

1. Start Strong. One week before getting your hair colored, use a clarifying shampoo to remove any access oils and dirt from your hair. This will give your hair a deep clean, while making it easier for the color to take to your hair. After the shampoo, use a Moroccan Oil deep conditioner. It is all natural, and will help to protect your hair from any damage from the hair color.

2. Do your research. Look up different hair color ideas, to find colors you like and do not like. It will help give you a better idea of what you are looking for. If you find a picture with the color you really love, print it out. It helps to have a visual, so your stylist can easily match the color, and see how it will look with your skin tone. If the stylist does not think it is a good match, they can show you other color options that will be.

3. Keep your hair dirty. Do not wash your hair for at least 24 hours prior to getting a hair coloring service done. If you do, it can strip your hair of its natural oils, causing your scalp to be more sensitive. Those natural oils help adhere the color to your hair.

4. Make it last. After your hair stylist has finished your hair color and you have left the salon, do not wash your hair for 48 hours. It takes 48 hours for the hair color to completely lock into your hair. After 48 hours, wash your hair in warm water, with a color safe shampoo and conditioner to keep color from fading.

 

To keep your color for as long as possible, do not wash your hair everyday. Wash it every other day or every two days. The more you wash your hair the more your color is going to bleed. In between washes, use a dry shampoo. You spray it on your roots, and rub it in with your finger tips. It will eat up the access oil, so your hair does not look greasy.

Hope you enjoyed these tips, and have beautiful, long-lasting hair color. 

~aphrodite