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There are certain moments when we need change and we want to look different. In such cases the first thing we want to change is our hair style and getting a nice short hair cur seems reasonable. However at a later stage you might regret this decision, so why don`t you follow the steps below and get make your hair look short, without being necessary to cut it.

1. Split the hair into two sections

2. Pin up the top section to avoid mixing them up.

3. Make a ponytail from the bottom section

4. Make a bun out of the ponytail and pin it against your head

5.Take the top section and divide it into small strands

6. Fold them up and pin underneath (make sure the bobby pins are not visible)

7. Use a curling iron to style any loose pieces

8. You are done! Go boast your shocking new hair cut. You can add some  accessories to make it look even better.

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7 Different Ways to Create Curls

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H1 248x300 7 Different Ways to Create Curls

Have you ever been curious as to how to create curls without doing any damage to your hair? Many ladies question how they can get the style that they want without doing any damage to their hair. We all want luscious locks but hate to bother with any curling irons to prevent heat damage. There are many ways to create curls without doing the damage.

1. Braid your Hair

Creating braids is a quick and an easy way to create curls without adding any heat to your hair. You can start off with a damp section and do individual braids. If you do smaller braids you will have tighter curls and fewer braids will create loose curls. If you sleep in them over night it will allow them to dry. Take them out in the morning, spritz them with curl spray and they will stay beautiful throughout the day.

2. Bantu Braids

A Bantu knot works the same way as a normal braid does. Instead of braiding each section you will twist the hair around until it starts to create a knot. When the knot is tight, pin it down to your head and sleep in it. After that take it out and your style is ready.

3. Bun Style

If you want a different type of curl you can let your hair dry in a bun. This is a great way to get a wonderful loose curl. All that you have to do is twist your hair up at night and allow it to dry or put styling product in it. You can also wear a bun throughout the day at work for waves that are a bit sexier.

4. Rag Style Curls

In order to create rag curls you will need a couple of pieces of material. Cut strips from an old shirt and section your hair. Slowly start at the ends of them, roll your hair up around the rag to your head. After, secure the curl by knotting your hair with a rag.

5. Pipe Cleaner Curls

A great way to create curls without heat is by using pipe cleaners. It sounds crazy but it is similar to using a pipe cleaner. All that you need to do is wrap your hair around the pipe cleaner and then secure it in your hair.

6. Foam Roll Technique

There isn’t anything wrong with using some foam rollers to get the perfect curlers without any heat damage. There is a reason why you have those things in your hair so long, it’s so that they work. Foam rollers can be found at any store and they are a classic beauty supply.

 

7. Pin Style Curls

 

There is another option for curls that are more effective during the day. In order to create a pin curl you need to section off your hair and roll the hair up to your head as if you had a roller. You will then secure this with a bobby pin. You can either keep the curls big or allow them to lay flat against your head.

 

If you’re curious as to how you can enhance or style curls without heat these are some of the most effective methods to getting them how you want. There are many different tricks and depending on your hair type, some of these methods may be more efficient than others.

 

Brighten Up: Tutorial on Makeup Highlighting

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Highlighting and contouring is a mainstay in celebrity and red carpet makeup techniques. The reason being, a highlighted face looks as if it has perfect lighting on it, no matter the angle. It allows you to define your bone structure while minimizing flaws and it gives you a simply glowing complexion. Most women who’ve heard of highlighting, but have to try it, think it’s out of their skill league. Not so, it’s actually simpler than it appears. Once you get the hang of it, you’ll use it for special events and be able to do it quickly for your everyday makeup routine too! Here’s a tutorial with step-by-step instructions on the basic highlighting techniques.

Blush Up: Start by blushing up your cheeks with your standard blush brush. Don’t forget to smile as you apply, to make sure you get the apples covered. A subtle pink is a good way to go for most skin types. If you’re used to using a deeper, redder, blush you may want to switch it out for highlighting.

The Bronze: This is sort of the meat and potatoes of your contouring efforts. The color bronzer you choose is very important. If it’s too tan, orange or has sparkles in it, you’re going to be looking at something totally unnatural instead of something totally right on. Pick a bronzer that has a cool undertone. By “cool” I mean to say it lacks that orange-y terracotta color so many bronzers have. It might sound complicated, but once you get to the store and start looking at your choices, you’ll see what I mean. Think “cool” as opposed to “reddish-orange.” Use an angled medium sized brush to apply the bronzer lightly to just underneath your cheekbones. You’re essentially creating a shadow that will naturally highlight the contours of your cheeks. Next, apply bronzer to the outer edges of your face, near your jawline, hairline, etc. Remember, start with a light touch and add more later if you think it’s necessary.

Drawing lesson: Bronzing comes in two parts. The second of which involves defining your nose. Take a small eye shadow brush and dip it in the bronzer, tap off any excess. Now draw a thin line down on each side of your nose. Start at the bottom edge of your eyebrow and draw a straight line to the tip of your nose. Take the same brush and apply bronzer underneath the bottom of your lip, this will make it more prominent. Take a bigger eye shadow brush and use it to blend the lines on your nose, without erasing them. Finally, use an eyebrow pencil (preferably a light brown) to draw on the outside of your lips, as if you’re lining them with lip liner. Just a thin line as close to your lip line as possible, without going on your lips. Use the sponge at the bottom of the pencil or any other makeup sponge to blend that line.

Conceal: Use a concealer on a stiff, thick blending brush to apply highlights to your face. It’s all about the placement here. Think of the top of your cheek as an invisible triangle, apply the concealer from the bottom side of your nose to the upper area under your bottom lashes and outward to the edge of your cheek. Repeat on the other side. Now do the same with the area of skin underneath your nose and above your top lip. Do it at the bottom of your chin. Finally, use the same technique to add some concealer to the center of your forehead, blending in circles as you apply.

Thin Cream Line: Take your lip brush and dip it in the concealer. Draw a thin line down the middle of your nose. Use your finger to blend the line.

Illuminate: If you want to add a finishing touch, some highlighting illuminator on your cheekbones is just the thing.

Voila! You are highlighted!

How to Get Super Pouty Lips

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Having a hard time trying to achieve sexy super pouty lips? Here are a few steps in order to achieve this look that pairs perfectly with a dark smokey eye or a simple clean fresh look!

What you will need: lip balm; lip primer/lip erase/ foundation/concealer; lip pencil; lipstick and lip gloss.

First of all you want a clean canvas much like how you use foundation to achieve an even and clean look on your face as a whole; you want to do the same with your lips. Since most people do their lips last, start with applying a clear lip balm on your lips before applying the rest of your makeup so that your lips will be nice and moist and soft and ready to go once you get to this last step in your routine. I like to use Blistex Deep Moisture Renewal Sunscreen/Lip Protectant. You can use whatever lip balm treatment you would like for this step. You can also use MAC’s Lip Conditioner in a jar or tube.

Once you are ready to begin you will want to wipe the excess lip balm off your lips so that you can apply a lip primer/lip erase such as one from MAC Cosmetics or Urban Decay. You can skip this step if you want or you can even use your regular foundation/powder. The point of this step is to even out the color and texture of your lips, and create an even base so that your lipcolor has something to stick to. Again if you don’t want to do this step you don’t have to. Some people find this step unnecessary or too drying on the lip.

Using the right lip pencil is crucial at this stage. Even if you are only applying lip gloss defining your lip can save you from the lip gloss or lipstick from bleeding outside of the lines and in the case of lip gloss it can save you from looking like you are drooling. Not a good look on anyone! If you are going for a super clean look you will want to choose a pencil that is a nude or light pink and for a darker look you may want to venture into a purple or even a black pencil (you can use a black eyeliner pencil if you are going for a black or dark wine color).

Start by lining your top lip first. Use light feathering strokes to outline your lip. Begin with your cupids bow. You don’t need to go outside your natural lip line for this look. Instead of over-emphasizing the cupids bow try to make the lines more of a straight line or slightly curved line rather than a strict ‘V’ shape. This is more flattering on most people. Also at the corners you might want to slightly draw the line inwards to draw more attention to your bottom lip.

Next outline your bottom lip. This is where you can over-emphasize your natural lip line, but be careful to only do this in the center of the lip. Don’t forget to line the corners and then fill your lips in entirely. *note this is very important to do if you have not used some sort of primer or base

Once you have finished lining your lips you can move onto the lipstick. You can use the tube or a brush for this step. All depends on your comfort level. Using a lip brush is sometimes easier to use when you are manipulating your lip line (e.g. exaggerating your natural lip line or making the lip line look smaller; which we are doing both for this look); but if you are comfortable just using the lipstick itself that is fine as well. You will want to use a darker lipstick than lipgloss, or use a clear lipgloss if you are going for a nude lip, or even a slightly lighter nude or pink gloss. You will want to avoid glittery glosses. Also using a matte finished lipstick works best for this look. MAC has the Mattene lipsticks that work great for this and Rimmel has some excellent glosses including a black gloss that will work if you are using a matte black or purple lipstick.

Once you have the lipstick applied its time for the gloss. You don’t want to put this all over the lips, just in the center of the lip on both the top and bottom. Just purse your lips together a few times and do the finger trick in order to keep lipstick off your teeth.

If you happen to have lip piercings everything is the same except for the lining of the lips as you may have to line around the actual piercing. Try to keep the center of the lip line thicker than the sides and make sure to wipe the jewelry off so that there isn’t product all over the rings so the look doesn’t turn into a gooey mess!

Last step is to use concealer with a small brush to clean up your lip line ever so lightly which also helps to keep your lips looking fresh and crisp. Do this lastly to define the line more. You can still skip this step if you wish but it really can make a huge difference. Voila you are done and your pouty lips will surely get noticed!

Beauty Is In Your Complexion

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If you want to have a beautiful complexion, exfoliate often. Dead cells accumulate at the surface of your skin and leave it looking dull. Some effective natural ingredients are right in your kitchen.

  • Papaya is great for exfoliating and whitening. Peel off the skin and mash it, then apply it to your face and allow it to sit for a few minutes.  You can also wash your face with pieces of papaya.
  • Egg yolks will not only nourish your face, but they help to get rid of blackheads. Before you go to bed, apply egg yolk to your face with a brush, and massage it in. Let it dry and rinse. Do this twice a week for best results.
  • Lemon is great for your skin. Squeeze lemon juice into 50 ml of water and add 3 tbs of flour to thicken the mixture. Apply it to your face for 30 minutes. Use twice weekly, and it will help lighten freckles.
  • Use Almond powder for really damaged skin. Mix 4 tbs of almond powder with 2 tbs of coarse sea salt and 1 tbs of honey. Allow it to soak in for a half hour; then rinse.