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| || Chalk Talk|
August! Where did the months go? Already it’s time to get in there, fix up the classroom, and start planning for the school year. Before you begin writing out those lesson plans and making your yearly goals, take a minute to think about something else that is equally as important.
What could that be?
| || Back to School|
Notebooks, pens, pencils, backpacks – it’s that time of year again. When you’re shopping for your school supplies don’t forget about the other necessities you should keep handy throughout the day. While you’re not likely to carry a purse full of cosmetics you should be prepared for those
| || Travel Bag Beauty Essentials|
How many times have you arrived at your travel destination only to discover that you forgot a few beauty essentials at home?
Keeping a separate traveling bag ready containing key beauty products will help you travel light, spend less time digging around for what to bring
| || Healthy Nails: 101|
today are more health conscious than ever before. They eat better. They exercise. They take all of the right herbs. Sadly, they don’t focus the same attention on their fingernails. This can cause some serious health problems.
Before getting your nails done, you need to assess the salon
| || Treating Corns, Calluses, and Bunions|
Corns, calluses, and bunions are all common foot problems. It is estimated that eight out of every ten adults suffers from at least one of the three. However, this is little consolation if your corns, calluses, and bunions are causing your feet to look unsightly
, or even worse, causing discomfort
| || Concentrations of Fragrances|
Each fragrance is a unique marriage of essential oils (derived from various flowers and plants) and an alcohol base to create classic and unforgettable or new and modern scents. As you choose a new fragrance, you’ll notice several concentrations of fragrance, such as eau de toilette
| || Tips to Choose Your Perfume|
How many times have you purchased a perfume only to have the scent change on you the next day? Or you borrow a friend’s perfume, only it doesn’t smell the same on you as it does on your friend? Choosing a new fragrance can feel a bit overwhelming and confusing, especially when facing a wall of numerous
| || Self Pedicures|
Pedicures can be very relaxing, and if you have problems with your toenails, they can be very therapeutic. Unfortunately, they can also be quite expensive when administered by a licensed professional.
If you enjoy pedicures, but do not enjoy the cost, you may want to consider learning
| || Pre-Wedding Beauty Do’s and Don’ts |
Every woman wants to look beautiful and feel special on her wedding day. In order to achieve glowing, clear skin and flawless makeup, it`s helpful to make a "beauty and skin care plan of action" a few months prior to the big day. Be sure to pay special attention to your skin several months prior
| || Makeup Brushes: A True Beauty Investment|
Makeup articles in magazines and makeup textbooks instruct women on several ways to apply cosmetics, such as using fingertips, wedge sponges or cotton swabs. However, makeup brushes are the most effective cosmetic tools in any makeup collection to achieve the most natural and even application
| || Flip-Flop Ready Feet|
Summer is here and it’s time to pull out those flip flops and sandals from last year; or maybe you just got great new strappy heels - lucky you! Either way, you want your feet to look their best. With all that open footwear, your feet are a wreck and you have to try twice as hard to maintain them.
| || Flat Irons - The Tricks of the Trade|
Any one who grew up in the 60’s remembers the pains a curly-headed girl would go to get the sleek, straight hair like “Twiggy”. For those who’ve never heard of her, she was the ultimate in super models; she was thin before it was in and had that doe-eyed look framed by long, straight hair.
| || Abnormal Nails|
The state of your nails can say a lot about your health. Of course, if your nail breaks in the middle of your day, it only says you need a manicure. But if your nails are brittle, discolored, or misshapen, it may indicate that there is something more significant amiss. Healthy nails are pinkish
| || Repairing Broken Fingernails|
Broken fingernails are every woman’s nemesis. They are unsightly. The snag every little thing they come into contact with. And they always seem to happen at just the wrong time.
Carry a small emery board in your purse to quickly smooth over the jagged edges of the broken nail.
Once you get home
| || Ionic, Ceramic and Tourmaline Hair Dryers - What’s the Difference?|
Lately, getting the “salon experience” at home has been all the rage. We want everyday to feel like we just came from the hairdresser and beauty manufacturers are more than happy accommodate us. Here’s the low-down on some specialty-type hair dryers built to maintain the health of our precious
| || Shaping Your Nails|
If you’re ever gotten a manicure, you may have been asked if you prefer square or round nails. You can shape your nails to be very square, like a horizontal line above your finger tips. You can also make them quite rounded, like a perfect arch. Nail shape is a matter of personal preference, but there
| || Dry, Brittle Nails|
Dry, brittle nails are a problem that many women face. As your nails grow, they often split at the tips or even along the nail plate before reaching the tip. They are often weak and can grow more slowly than healthy nails.
Nails tend to become more dry and brittle as you age. However, there are several
| || Tips for Shopping for a Nail File|
One of the key tools for grooming your nails is a nail file. It’s a simple device that lets you pare down and shape your nails. And yet, when you walk into a store to pick up a simple nail file, you are faced with a dazzling array of options. Nail files range from less than a dollar to twenty dollars.
| || Tweezers and Tips for Eye Brow Shaping|
Changing the shape of your eyebrows can dramatically change the appearance of your face. Before you buy tweezers and begin plucking, it is very important that you know what you want your eyebrows to look like. Though there is no physiological reason for it, many women find that their eyebrow
| || Read This Before Buying a Blow-Dryer|
When you begin shopping for a hair dryer, the most important thing is to understand the differences between products so you don’t spend more money than you need to. Keep the following things in mind when shopping:
| || Stress and Aging Skin|
With the fast-paced nature of the American lifestyle, perhaps now more than ever we are in need of rest, relaxation, and stress management. Let`s face it - life gets busy and most of us forget to make time for ourselves.
Many of us suffer from chronic stress caused by any number of things such
| || The Effects of Sleep on the Aging Process|
Sleep continues to be something that most of us don`t get enough of, either because it eludes us, or because we do not make it a priority in our lives. Our society has become result driven and there`s so many places to go, new things to try, and people to see. In this excitement, however, most of us
| || Can Dieting Promote the Signs of Aging?|
By all accounts so far, the answer is a resounding "yes - it can". Researchers in the anti-aging field have been studying the effects of dieting on the skin and the verdict is in - poor nutrition and abusive dieting techniques greatly contribute to the signs of premature aging.
| || Acne And Stress|
Everyone knows that stress can be very damaging to the body’s health and well being. However, most people don’t realize how damaging it can be to the body’s largest organ, the skin. Stress can cause skin to appear pale, dull, and lifeless. Hormones produced by stress can also stimulate sebaceous
| || How Stress Affects Our Skin|
During times of emotional distress, the flow of blood is directed to areas of the body that are considered vital for responding to the stress that we are under. At the same time, blood is withdrawn from areas that are considered non-essential, such as the skin. Unfortunately, the skin is the
| || A Man’s Scent|
We all want to smell nice. Women certainly seem to take more pride in their scent than men. However, this could be due to the fact that some males find fragrances “girly.” Regardless, many men do prefer a cologne or aftershave of some sort. The question is; how do you know which one is right for you?
| || The Journey of Fragrance|
There is a lot of mystery which surrounds ancient history of fragrance. It is believed that primitive perfumery began with the burning of gums and resins for incense. Later on richly scented plants were included into animal and vegetable oils to anoint the body for pleasure and ceremonies.
| || Pamper Yourself|
Feel the need for some pampering? Great! There’s nothing better to lift your spirits than having a manicure or a pedicure. Not only will you feel refreshed, but your hands and feet will look wonderful. If you don’t already have a regular manicurist, here are some pointers for choosing one
| || What Your Hair and Nails Tell About You|
Have you ever watched the movie classic, "Gone with the Wind"? When Rhett Butler takes hold of Scarlett’s hands, he can instantly tell that she’s been working hard. Her hands are a dead give-away.
But it’s not just calluses or a case of dry skin that divulge your secrets. It can be readily apparent
| || Want Great Skin? Go to the Gym!|
Want to look younger, feel better, and have skin that glows? Then put on your sweats and head to the gym. A regular regime of exercise has many mental and physical benefits. It will help you control your weight and firm your muscles. Not only will you tone your body, but you’ll also plump up the
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