In To Beauty Treatments? Here’s 10 For You To Try


When a girl loves beauty treatments, it can become an obsession. One minute you’re trying out the latest foundation, and the next, you’re having the strangest looking liquid applied all over your body. What a girl would do to look good, hey? If you were that little girl that played in her Mom’s makeup bag every single morning and felt mesmerized every time you got dragged through the beauty section of a department store, you probably know no boundaries when it comes to trying out the latest treatments, and you’re not the only one.

Beauty can be weird, wonderful and often painful, but it’s also magical, flattering and a whole lot of fun. If you’ve made your way through oxygen facials and eyelash extensions and you’re on the lookout for something new and exciting to try, any one of these ten cool, crazy and quirky treatments could be the one that you’re looking for.

Permanent Makeup
Wouldn’t it be great if you could wake up with perfect makeup every single morning? And wouldn’t it be just swell not to have to spend hours in front of the mirror every time you go out? Well, ladies, permanent makeup has made all that possible. From tiny hair strokes to fill out sparse brows to eyeliner and lip color, you can get your makeup permanently applied so that it lasts up to two years! Now if that isn’t magic, what is?

Extraction Facial
Every skin obsessed girl loves a facial, but have you ever had one with extractions? Now, we all know how satisfying it can be to pop a pimple or finally remove some of those blackheads that were staring back at you in the mirror. So, if there were a professional service where this could be done properly, wouldn’t it be amazing? Book yourself in for an extraction facial, and that’s exactly what happens. Cleansing, cleaning and cleaning the skin never felt so good.

Teeth Whitening 
Then there’s always that incredible process of taking your teeth up a few shades of white. Of course, if you’ve been to the dentist and had the procedure done professionally, your white teeth should stay that bright for years to come. However, if you’ve not yet made the leap, or you’re looking to take them up a few shades, you have to look into charcoal toothpaste. Places like Cocoblack stock this incredible way to get your teeth super white, without the need for professional treatment.

Chrome Nails
If you’re a big nail art fan, then you may have tried this one out already. But if you’re yet to spot the crazy, you’re going to want to get yourself down to your favorite nail salon and give chrome nails a whirl. Not only do these gold, silver or pewter beauties look incredible, the process used to create them is super cool too. For metallic nails that are more metal than metal, you’re going to have to get on the chrome nail hype.

Chemical Peel
When you suffer from bad skin, you can often feel like you’re destined to stick with it. However, there are few treatments out there that can actually clear up your skin and help to keep it that way. A chemical peel is one of them. Not only does this incredible treatment leave you with fresh, beautiful feeling skin. But, you can also help to erase any fine lines and combat wrinkles before they get too serious.

Body Brushing
A little less invasive but just as effective is the idea of body brushing. Now, if you want to have healthy body skin, you’re going to want to make sure that you start this right away. Using a soft bristled brush, you buff at the skin, from the feet upwards, in circular motions towards the heart. This process not only removed dry and dead skin cells, but it also improves your circulation and helps with lymphatic drainage to rid the body of toxins. It really is the ultimate beauty booster.

Lip Fillers 
Lips are definitely the talk of the town right now, but, that doesn’t mean that you have to feel left out. If you have thin lips or even just one thin lip, you might want to look into trying out lip fillers. Now, this might sound painful or a little extreme, but filler doesn’t last forever, so if you’re not in love with the look, you can just do it the one time and not go back for a top up. But, if you’re looking for soft, full, luscious lips, you’re going to want to try it out.

Cupping
This ancient Chinese treatment is a celebrity favorite. It’s a little odd but can work wonders if you’re looking to improve your circulation and remove toxins. Small glass cups are heated by a smoking flame and then placed onto the skin. This creates a vacuum-like sensation. And yes, it does leave you with little red looking ring mark, but they soon fade. The balanced feeling you after is completely worth it.

LVL
If you’re always looking at other girls’ lashes and wishing you had them, you’ve probably tried every lengthening, volumizing and curling mascara under the sun. You may have even given eyelash extensions a go, or wear falsies on the regular. But, if you want to have naturally amazing looking lashes, you’re going to want to do LVL. This lash lifting and lengthening treatment gives you more defined lashes for up to six weeks. Incredible, huh!

Cryotherapy
And of course, the best has been saved for last. If you’re not a fan of cold temperatures, this one might freak you out a little. But, hopefully, you’ll agree that the freezing side of things will be entirely worth it. Cryotherapy involves standing in freezing temperatures, somewhere between -80 and -120 degrees Celsius for a short period. Now, if you’re wondering why anybody would want to put themselves through that, you wouldn’t be alone. However, the benefits including treating inflammation and kick starting your immune system, which can do a world of good for your beauty regime. 

Confidence Is The Best thing A Girl Can Wear

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The most important thing a girl can wear is her confidence. Whoever said this was absolutely right, too. Confidence transcends everything when it comes to looking good and feeling amazing. There is just one giant gaping void of an issue when it comes to wearing your confidence, and that is finding it.

Self-confidence is not something that is easy to just turn on. It isn’t a lightbulb. That’s why it is so important that you work on building your self-esteem, especially in this day and age where we spend a huge chunk of our every day on social media, comparing our behind the scenes footage to other people’s highlight reels.

That is why we have come up with a list of actions you can take to find that inner confidence you so desperately want to flaunt. Not all of them will work, but a lot of them will. Enjoy.

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Grooming Is The Greatest
Don’t underestimate the power a long shower can have on how you feel. It may sound obvious, but leaving a shower with exfoliated skin and shaved legs will improve your self-image and, well, that has a knock-on effect that will send your self-confidence spiralling to new heights.

Dress To Impress
It is important that the person you are dressing to impress you be you and no one else but you. This is your self-confidence we are talking about, so dress in a way that makes you feel good about yourself. It could mean changing your style, becoming a bit more daring in how you dress this summer, or upgrading your casual wardrobe to nicer looking clothes. It is subjective, there is no right or wrong, all that matters is if you smile in the mirror.

Nothing Is Shallow
When improving your self-confidence, you need to make a decision that is right for you. It doesn’t matter what others say, or whether society believes something is shallow. If it will help your confidence then look into it. There is nothing wrong with getting a spray tan to feel a little more beautiful, there is nothing wrong with looking at the price for buttock augmentation, or for getting a bit of lip filler, or botox, or anything like that. Confidence is the key to achieving your dreams, so do what is necessary.

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Be Kind, Be Generous
You know how karma works; you do something a little naughty and it comes back to bite you. Well, it works the other way around too. Helping others, no matter how big or how small, has a huge impact on your own self-image, self-worth and self-confidence. It doesn’t matter if it is corny, most of the corniest things are the truest. Being awesome to others is a great way to feel awesome about yourself.

Exercise Is Queen

Everyone puts this on their list of how to feel great because it works. Exercise releases endorphins and endorphins make you feel great. Not only that, but you feel proactive, you are getting up and out to try and boost your self-confidence, and that has a huge effect. It is empowering. Whether it is just to clear your mind, tone your body or slim your waist, it all affects your self-worth.

Planning On Buying Jewelry? Know These Things First!

It's pretty safe to say that all of us like getting good value for money. This can be on any end of the spectrum - whether you are hoping to get your weekly shop at a discounted price, or whether you are investing in something much more expensive, such as property. There is something incredibly satisfying about knowing that you've got a good deal, and it often makes you appreciate the item much more. One such investment that you may be looking to make is in jewelry. Some people buy jewelry as a standalone investment, while some of us just want it because (and let's face it!), it is beautiful. But how do you know when you're getting a good deal when it comes to diamonds and pearls? When there is a lot of money at stake, you naturally want to make sure that you aren't being conned into a dodgy sale. Here are some home truths about the jewelry industry and what to look out for when you buy; whether you're securing your financial future or just treating yourself!


Never buy on your first store visit

You may pass a local jewelry shop and fall in love with one of the first diamond rings you see - but try not to be so hasty. Buying jewelry in the store can sometimes be a bit of a hectic experience, mainly because the sales assistant is desperate to close a deal with you. But try not to be too easily pressured into this. Be confident, but don't give away your level of knowledge too much in front of the staff -whether you know loads about jewelry or whether you are a complete amateur. Do a little bit of research, such as reading a James Allen Review, so you have some comparisons to make in the store. Finally, take one of their cards but never leave your personal details with them, so the ball is firmly in your court.



Watch out for faked hallmarks

The only true way to determine the value of a precious metal is to go on its karat rating. Hallmarks are easily faked. For example, you may come across a necklace that has a designer's logo engraved on the back, or a supposed karat rating - but be aware that these are very easy replicate. Always go for only 18 karats and above, and if you feel you need to, weigh the jewelry in your hand. Nine times out of ten, this is a dead giveaway as to the quality of the item.

The oldest trick in the book...

... has got to be 'looking at a diamond in the sun.' Diamonds are valued all over the world for the way in which they shimmer and catch the light. But even fake replicas will look amazing when hit with direct sunlight - however, that doesn't mean that they are of any real value! If a jeweler offers you this advice, run a mile immediately and take your trade elsewhere.

5 Super Simple Steps To Get Luscious Lips This Summer

The secrets to luscious lips are simple. It just takes a little bit of effort every day and attention to your overall health. Soon your lips will match your stunning summer wardrobe. A few key products and techniques are all you need and it does not have to cost a fortune.

Step 1: Exfoliate with a soft brush

Exfoliation is vital to get rid of dead skin cells and impurities. All you need is a good baby brush or any brush that has very soft bristles. Brush all over your lips gently for around a minute. A hard brush will damage this delicate area and cause abrasions. Some websites recommend toothpaste as an exfoliant but this is far too drying for the lips.

Step 2: Moisturize

A high-quality lip balm is essential to moisturize your lips. Prevention is better than cure. Don’t let them dry out to begin with. Use a lip balm with a high SPF protection if you are going out in strong sunlight.
Apply lip balm after brushing your teeth in the morning and carry one with you so that you can re-apply during the day. Then apply again before you go to bed. Some lipsticks dry and chap the lips so wear a good lip balm as a base underneath your lipstick.

Step 3: Treat with oil

Around once a week your lips will need a nourishing oil treatment. You can make your own from coconut oil, olive oil, Vitamin E or cocoa butter. Apply it before you go to bed and it will work overnight. When you wake up your lips will be super soft and silky smooth.

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Step 4: Remove pigmentation

This is where DIY treatments are the best but you don’t have to spend hours making fiddly recipes. All you need to do is mix a few drops of lemon juice with few drops of honey. Spread it thinly on your lips and leave it for few minutes before you wash it off. You can combine this stage with exfoliation if you add some granulated sugar to the mixture. It tastes delicious too!

Step 5: Apply a quality lipstick

A high-quality lipstick is the finishing touch to your look. The shade is up to you but all products of Goban Cosmetics are superb. Get lip liner and lipstick of the same shade. Always get a lipstick which stays on your lips and does not rub off when you eat or drink.
First, apply lip balm and allow it to absorb whilst you use a lip liner. Then take a small amount of foundation on your finger tip and apply it to your lips. Next, you can apply a layer of lipstick using a lip brush. Multiple layers are better than one thick layer.

Finally, use a soft tissue to remove the excess lipstick by dabbing carefully. You can always top the look off with lip gloss for that extra shine.

What You'll Need For A Successful Trip Abroad

 

Traveling for the first time can be a frightening prospect. Not only are you away from your home, where you know how everything works and how to behave, but you have a responsibility to yourself to travel safely, and not spend money in a way that could cut your holiday short. Taking a few moments to assess your travel plans and contingencies will help you travel with ease, and really absorb the location you’re traveling in the way that you’d like to.

The best-laid plans are always subject to change, but in fact making sure you prepare yourself well before you travel will increase your flexibility. Want to continue your travels past their scheduled date? If you have a familiarity with how to book accommodations and transport your luggage, you’ll be fine doing so.

However, every country is different, and to gain access and stay in their territory happily as a tourist, there are some items you should take of before you even step foot outside of your house. These are the 7 most important things you should take care of before venturing on your first holiday alone or without your parents.

Accommodation
As soon as you arrive from your long journey to your intended destination, you’re going to want to rest. If you traveled through multiple time zones, the jet lag effect on your body will also make your body scream out for rest and nourishment. Making sure you book reputable, cost effective and safe accommodation should be one of your first priorities. This is where you are going to lay your head every night, so don’t be afraid to pay a decent price for that. Check out reviews for the area on TripAdvisor or Yelp to help select the most suitable place for you. If you’re backpacking, plan your route of hotels to stay at, and call them to assess their availability or booking requirements.

Identification
You’re going to need identification, as well as your insurance cards, your proof of authorized admittance to the country and your passport. It’s also best to carry print-outs of hotel booking forms if you need to prove to the authorities for whatever reason you are who you say you are.

Flights
If you’re on a long-distance flight, consider bumping up your class of travel. A long distance flight in economy class can drain you before you even step foot in the country, but it can be done. Make sure that you know where the airport is you’re flying to, and how to navigate from there.

Authorization 
Even if you don’t need a VISA to pass entry into a continent or country, there’s a chance you’ll need to apply to visit. The upcoming European travel information & authorisation system legislation will require exactly that. Be sure you’re absolutely certain of what responsibilities you have to complete in order to gain safe passage to your chosen destination.

Funds 
Make sure you know how much money you’ll need and what the exchange rate will be from your current currency.

Health
This is an opportunity to assess your current health, and plans of how to proceed if you come down with a disease or malady in another country. Knowing you’re insured or have the money to return to your home unexpectedly will help your peace of mind if the worst was to happen.

Despite all of the considerations to take into account, you must remember to have fun! This is your time to expand your horizons and see what this planet has to offer. Go with that attitude, be responsible, and you’re sure to have the time of your life.

Wanna Be Keyboardist


Aiming to show off the great musician in you? Personally I am a self-confess wanna be keyboardist. I want it so bad to own one and learn from it’s basic to different tricks. I found one at Guitar Center has, paistecymbals at a great price! As well. It’s on my bucket list and sure fire, I’ll aim that this year!  

Let's Iron Out Those Wrinkles!


We’re all looking for a quick way to get our wrinkles in check, but I don’t wanna be the person to say this, but if you really want to get rid of your wrinkles for good, you are gonna have to do more than take a couple of supplements. Much like eating healthily isn’t solved by a short-term fix, getting rid of wrinkles and unsightly marks requires a lot of determination, good habits, and, dare I say it, time! I know it’s not what you want to hear when you’ve got a big date next week, and by all means, apply the concealer and get yourself looking as best as you can. But if you're really gonna get your face radiant, you're gonna have to do some of these…

Get Aloe Vera In Your Life!
As part of a great beauty regime, you need to get some essentials as part of your skincare routine. There are so many affordable face masks that you can and should have as part of your night-time routine which will be a great way to keep your skin looking fresh. But as an extra one, you need to start using Aloe Vera. This can be used on your face, but you can also take it orally, and it has been found that those who have taken it in the form of a capsule or just drank some had reduced wrinkles within the space of 90 days! This is because Aloe Vera increases collagen production, which in turn increases collagen support and provides a better structural support for your skin.

On The Topic Of Collagen…
The secret ingredient in reducing wrinkles has been collagen. This can be taken in supplement form, or there is a more organic process of making collagen. If you’re a meat eater, you can make soup stock from the bones of animal carcass. The boiling process brings collagen out of the bones and makes a tasty stock for whatever meals you like. Bone broth has been touted as a superfood and is sold in little cups in hipster stores now, but you can make your own for a fraction of the price! Get the bones, and boil for 8 to 12 hours in a slow cooker with some vegetables and apple cider vinegar, and gradually remove the slimy layer that builds up. Drain it into portions and add to your meals or have it to drink as a handy little hit of warmth in the winter months. It may be something your great-grandmother did, but it’s a very good way to break down those wrinkles for a low cost!

Health…
It’s the long game, staying healthy. And reducing the wrinkles in your face is all about being hydrated, making sure your body has enough vitamins and healthy fats. Healthy fats increase the elasticity of your skin, and water keeps it looking bright. The dreaded E-word now, exercise, makes sure toxins are flushed out of your body, and cutting down on toxins from sugar, alcohol, and cigarettes are all part of being healthy, which is what will really cut back on wrinkles and get your face looking young!