Body & Skin Basics


 

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I likes it me!!!!  lol!!!

Then again, I am obsessed with this woman and love everything she does!

 

What do you guys think?

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Ok.. ya’ll already know I am obsessed with lips!!  And not to sound ungrateful, but Body Shop who????

I am  now faithfully dedicated to Victoria Secret’ Beauty Rush lip gloss..  Great color, scent and texture… Some even have some light glitters in it…  Lovely…

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I am sure ‘Vicky’ can use of all the good publicity possible after last week’s drama!!  So thumbs up for their Beauty Rush lip gloss..

 

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I can’t lie, there are day where i truly feel like ihave watermelons growing under my eyeballs…  You feel tired, heavy and just not cute!

Worry no more!!! Benifit has this great little gel, the Action Eye Gel and it actually really works.  

Well I tried in on my bags, once,  and not only did it feel cool and fresh, it smelled good.  

The product truly seemed to firm, or  tighten the skin around my eyes!

Al you do to apply is tap on the desired area!  

                                                                                            

 

Between 26$-30$ it is a nice investment.

Unfortunately…However there are ways to keep your skin looking and feeling good… There is a lot less humidity in the atmosphere during this great season, causing anything from sever skin irritation to flaky scalp to chapped lips!! 

 Skin– As always.. moisturize, moisturize, moisturize…  You should always use cream with  sun protection.. summer or winter..  Do not skip night cream!! EVER! But make sure to pick a richer facial moisturizer for the winter and apply it to damp skin. – Exfoliate lightly to remove flaky skin ( once a week is good)- Use a mild cleanser and rise with lukewarm water.- Unless you have very oily skin, skip the toner. – In some cases, using a humidifier in the house helps putting moisture back in the air.  

Makeup  – Try a slightly softer mascara like a dark purple or dark brown- Smokey eyes look best in summer..  do a cinnamon  or coffee one..Or be daring and try a nice shade of eggplant. – You might want to use a creamy blusher.. but too much shimmer in the winter can look shinny and glaring. – For the finished look, matte foundation is better for the cold season. 

 Lips – For every day look, nudes or a bit of your concealer with some lip balm look great!- For a night look, deep red or warm red/brown look real good in winter and adds life to the face.- Lip balm rocks!! Chapstick, BurtBees or even the $.99 Avon one all work real well.  As long as you seal the moisture and provide protection from the wind.  You need to up your routine just a bit to make sure you keep the skin protect and well kept for the best season ever!! SUMMER!!! 

Please people OF ALL COLOR!! The sun is hitting hard these days.. Protect the only skin you will ever have!!

 When choosing a SPF lotion, defining the type of skin you have is very important: 1) Always burns, never tans; sensitive to exposure; redheaded, freckles, Celtic background

2) Burns easily, tans minimally; fair-skinned, fair-haired, blue, green or gray eyes, Caucasians

3) Burns moderately, tans gradually to light brown; average Caucasian skin

4) Burns minimally, always tans well to moderately brown; olive skin

5) Rarely burns, tans profusely to dark; brown skin

6) Rarely burns, least sensitive; deeply pigmented skin including African Americans

The sun-protection-factor (SPF) rating system, which was introduced in 1978, is basically a measure of the amount of time it takes your skin to burn — and that depends on how fair or dark your skin is. So the lighter your skin, the faster you burn! That don’t mean black people don’t burn. Its just that it takes longer. If your unprotected skin turns pink after, say, 10 minutes of sun exposure, then it would take 15 times as long, or 150 minutes, when you’re wearing an SPF 15. The SPF number also indicates what percentage of UV rays the product blocks. An SPF 2 blocks 50 percent of rays, an SPF 15 blocks 93 percent, and an SPF 30 blocks 97 percent. Any SPF higher than 30 gives you only marginally more protection, which is why doctors often say that SPF 30 is as high as anyone needs to go.

Did you know this?!?!

Your skin is thelargest organ of your body… PROTECT IT!!

There are some foods you can eat to help with the UV damage caused by the sun. Try tomatoes, watermelon, bleuberries and green tea

Over 90% of all skin cancers occur on part of the body exposed to the sun

Between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. the sun’s ray are strongest.

You should let waterproof sunscreen dry for 10 minutes before going in the water

Salon’s uv lights are just as damagin as the sun!

Remember the three 6’s:

1) Sunscreen is not approved for infants younger then 6 months

2) Kids under 6 are extremely hypersensitive to sun

3) Over 60’skin is thinner and can burn and be damage more then at any stage of adult life. Wear sunglasses and protective clothing, such as hats.

No matter what skin type you have.. anyone can be at risk! The sun doesn’t discriminate

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Again.. Take care of your skin

There is nothing prettier then sandals in the summer…  I mean, not everyody has pretty feet.. but we can all make sure out toes look their best before exposing them to the world.. 

 There is nothing NASTIER that cracked, dry, dirty toes in sandals.. that is a big big big NO NO.. 

So ladies here are a couple of simple tips and tricks to keep those feet decent…  Now,  let me run to the bathroom and throw from this picture…. Beeeuuurrccckkk

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1)  Soak your feet in warm water for 10 minutes ..  You can use the expensive stuff.. or add some bath salts, a little bit of bubble bath and some olive oil.  ( YES olive oil!!) The bubble bath soap will clean, the bath salts (or sea salt if you dont have any) will softne up dry skin and the olive oil wil moisturize.  If you have more time on your hands… luxuriate with some nice music and some candles..

2) Use toothbrush to brush the side of each toenail.    Massage a exfoliating scrub at the bottom of your foot and then use a pumice stone or and GOOD foot file, while the scrub is still on.  (Please do invest in a good foot file, it should feel like medium-grade sanding paper)  Slough aways dead skin. buff down those calluses to give your feet that smooth feeling.  Rinse away everything with cool water.

3) Trim your toenails in a squarish shape in order to prevent ingrown nails.  gently push back cuticules with a towel or an orange stick.. Try not to cut.. unless neccessary. 

4) Massage your feet for a couple of minutes with a nice moisturizing cream, massage in long upward motions..  Try to massage your feet every night even if it is only for one minute!!!  It’ll make the skin look fantastic, it relaxes tired feet and just feels damn good!!!

 5) Finish with the polish.. personally for me, two extremes.  Either a nude or a nice buff…  Or a very bright red or coral for special occassions!!

Feet matter, take care of them!

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I just HAD to steal this from TeamSugar…  I absolutely want to know what you guys think of those dramatic changes??

I personally love short hair and I am loving all of those new ladie’s look… EXCEPT for Michelle Williams..  I just find that the cut makes her look.. older… plain..

Don’t like it…

What do yall think??

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