December 10, 2014

Self Tanning Tips

Category: Quick fixes — Ella @ 10:56 pm

d11.jpgAfraid of the sun? Here are self tanning tips:

1. Exfoliate before putting a self-tanner application.
2. Moisturize and moisturize and moisturize
3. Test the shade out on an arm first. It might cause irritation later on.
4. Always invest in a good self-tanner products.
5. Let the stuff dry the allotted time on the bottle.
6. Remember: If you can smell yourself, you know others can really smell you. If you are tanning for a date, consider applying the tanner a day before the event so you can shower first.

December 3, 2014

Ten-minutes is all you need

Category: Quick fixes — Ella @ 9:57 pm

ten-minutes.jpgA busy schedule is one the most perfect excuses that girls use when they start neglecting themselves. How many times have you heard the line “I have no time?” Countless right? But this shouldn’t be the case. Because believe it or not, all you need to stay pretty is ten minutes tops.

Ready? Here we go:

1. Wash, tone, and moisturize. You’ve heard it time and again, but it’s true. Following this easy, three-step secret can help keep your skin smooth, young, and zit-free. And with spotless skin, what would you need make-up for? If you move quick enough, five minutes is all you need.

2. Hair we go. Your hair is there for a reason and it shouldn’t be ignored. If you think you won’t have time to be bothered with it, then take three minutes to clear the tangles and put it up in a neat pony. Too short? Slather on some gel or wax to keep every strand in place. A messy mop of hair with no sense of direction? Definitely not pretty.

3. Pink is it. You’ve already got perfect skin and your hair’s in place. So all you need to complete the look is to swab a bit of color to your lips and cheeks. A lip and cheek tint would instantly give you a healthy pink glow.

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November 26, 2014

Varicose Veins

Category: Quick fixes — Ella @ 8:33 pm

d4.jpgCan we avoid them? Standing long hours can be a miserable specifically, if varicose veins are present. To avoid them, wear elastic support stockings, elevate legs when resting or when in bed and take long or short walks every 45 minutes during long flights or car rides. Avoid standing for long periods and don’t cross legs when sitting.

November 19, 2014

Curly Hair Summer Care

Category: Hair — Ella @ 8:07 pm

curlyCurly hair may complete a killer look yet when the sun shines brightly during summer, one can’t help whether it’s a curse due to management issues. The first thing to have when ti comes to curly hair and the sun is a great combo shampoo and conditioner. Products from Matrix and Redken helps clean, protect and even enhances those curls, ready for the beach. Most tend to forget their hair can dry out easily under the sun especially during those beach trips, better have a comfortable and well ventilated and wide brimmed hat. you can also go for bandannas strapped over your head to keep them blowing in the wind and getting hopelessly tangled into dreadful messy hair. (more…)

November 12, 2014

Large Men…Looking Good!!!

Category: Men — editor @ 6:59 pm

Who says large men don’t fit? Wear them right and you will look light.

For your upper clothing, it is best to stay away from horizontal stripes, unless your tall and lean. Most stripes are unflattering, specially the horizontal ones add bulk. It makes you appear heavier and shorter. Solid colors are a good choice, dark solids will make you look slimmer.

Get rid of those pants that taper at the bottom, they make you look top-heavy and overweight. Don’t wear checkered pants, this ain’t the sixties or seventies. Do not wear your belt and suspenders at the same time, trousers are not that heavy.

Lastly, wear a well polished shoes and don’t forget your socks. Keep your hair well-groomed to compliment everything and start looking good.

November 5, 2014

A big NO to oily skin

Category: Skin — Ella @ 6:39 pm

oily-skin.jpgA shiny, oily face is not only unsightly. It can also be the culprit behind your acne attacks. According to studies, the oil on your face does not exact give birth to pimples. But constantly having oily skin can contribute to breakouts if the skin isnt kept as clean as it should be.

How does acne pop up? Acne is what happens when dirt and oil clog up your pores and breed bacteria inside. Its the bacteria that cause the ugly swelling and the painful and ugly pus is actually the bodys way of battling with the bacteria. In short, you can be pimple free if you keep your skin clean and oil free.

Photo credits: Sxc.hu

October 29, 2014

Fighting Product Build Up

Category: General — Hannah @ 6:15 pm

beauty products on sinkChoosing the right beauty product to include in your daily beauty routine is very important, from the shampoo that you use to the makeup you put on your face. Even if you do find a product that you really like and that is very gentle on your skin and hair, what you should realize is that they leave behind residue that can potentially cause problems. This is why it is important to address the issue of product build up even before it becomes a problem.

When it comes to skin care, the best way you can fight product build up is by using makeup remover every night and washing your face with a gentle cleanser. Doing so can be the difference from getting breakouts and having smooth skin. Exfoliating your skin regularly is also a good idea and should be part of your regular routine. You don’t have to go to the spa for a body scrub and can do this right at home using just a towel or loofah.

When it comes keeping hair clean of product build up, the best way to go about it is by using only small amounts of shampoo and conditioner and by rinsing your hair really well. You can also make your own batch of hair cleanser made of baking soda mixed with lemon juice or apple cider vinegar, and rinse your hair with it from time to time. This way, you can avoid getting dandruff from hair product build up.

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October 22, 2014

How to get Radiant Skin even with Oily Skin

Category: General,Make-up,Skin — Avatar @ 6:10 pm

oilyskin.jpgUse primers to even out blotchy complexion and follow with a liquid foundation or tint which makes your face evenly toned. Apply only as needed and don’t overdo for it will run if applied too heavy. Use translucent powder and steer away from colored powders for they will streak on oily skin. For a natural glow, don’t apply powder to the tops of your cheekbones. Keep away from crème foundations for they smudge with oily skin as the day progresses. Sweep your cheekbones with some powdered shimmer with a fan brush to liven it up a bit. Carry blotching paper with you to soak up that oil as it accumulates so you can touch up and prevent blotching through the day.

October 15, 2014

A good foundation

Category: Make-up — Ella @ 5:59 pm

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Having the right foundation is a must when applying makeup. Not having the right foundation could ruin your entire makeup. There are two things to keep in mind when buying a foundation; your skin tone and skin type.
There are several forms of foundation depending with the function you want. To hide the acne spots and the dark circles, then Emulsion should be used. Cream based foundation is more suitable for those living in places with moderate climate. It is also good for dry skin as they contain enough oil. On the other hand, gel based foundation is better who lives in warm climates as it is lighter and gives more sheen. For all skin types, liquid foundation is one kind that is available. But it is not so effective in hiding the marks. For the natural look appearance but no marks on the skin, then Gel is what you need. For oily skin, Cakes or Sticks are the thing for you. It gives a day matt look and excellent in hiding marks.
Foundations are not harmful for the skin. In fact it is good not only to hide the scars and the marks, but protects the skin against pollutants and dirt as well. It also works as a sunscreen and balance the moisture levels of the skin.

October 8, 2014

Only Wear the Right Tennis Dress

Category: Clothes,General,Information — Mish Asia @ 5:26 pm

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Tennis was called the “sport of the kings”, players were royalty and/or noble and they were  expected to be in formal attire. Women wore full-length vintage tennis dresses while men wore  long pants and formal, long sleeve shirts. The tennis clothes of both women and men were entirely  white in color.

Clothes were usually fashioned from popular designs during the different decades. In 1970- 1980, men wore tight-fitting shorts and polo shirts while women favored shortened tennis skirts and dresses. In later decades, men began to wear larger, looser shorts and more casual shirts and women’s tennis dresses range from tennis skirts and tennis dresses to shorts and t-shirts. White tennis dresses are worn at classical clubs like Wimbledon, but there is a variety of colors in modern tennis clothes in other tournaments.

Tennis has become a higher intensity sport, requiring tremendous physical effort and  exertion. Players must be able to move a lot and still be comfortable. Modern tennis players prefer tennis clothes that are lightweight, fit well, repel moisture, and are generally comfortable. You don’t have to attend high fashioned Thai school and  Thai classes to know this.

Traditional clothes were made of cotton. Now, synthetic fibers that help remove sweat from the  skin and clothing by wicking moisture from the body are used. Clothes made synthetic fibers (e.g.  Adidas’s ClimaCool and Nike’s Dri-FIT) keep the body cooler and drier than traditional tennis wear. 

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