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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October 1, 2014

Go Green, Fashion Wake-up

Category: Clothes,General,Information,Make-up,Skin — Ella @ 5:01 pm

fashionCelebrities are sporting them so why shouldn’t you? Green fashion accessories abound and they are quite green and environmentally friendly. Most of the fashion trends of days gone by have been scorned and hated by green fellows for their sinister beginnings. They use exotic furs and skin products that have almost wiped out entire species. Most stars fall for the nostalgia of fur studded clothes that were the norm of days gone by. Those who choose to sport them are today hated and even subject to well, smear campaigns to dissuade their fashion statement. Green products are recyclable and were produced using green technologies. Whether from recycled goods, like the recent feature on CNN about fashion designers who use junk to make special fashion accessories. (more…)

September 24, 2014

Look Good, Spend Less

Category: General — Ella @ 4:34 pm

Wanna look good but on a very tight budget? Sit back and relax. You don’t have to be as rich as Paris Hilton to look good. With a little improvisation, you can be like her or anyone that you adore.

If your eyebrows are like Bert’s and Ernie’s, you need not to worry. With a simple touch and help of petroleum jelly i.e. Vaseline, you can style your eyebrows perfectly. Apply a small amount of it and perfecto! Not only that you can put it on your cheekbones, use it as hand and feet cream and of course as lip gloss.

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September 17, 2014

Going for the Thick Brow Look

Category: Make-up — Hannah @ 3:57 pm

brooke-shileds-eyebrowsNot everyone is blessed with Brooke Shields-thick eyebrows. Although you can also say that not everyone wants to! Still, instead of going the usual route when it comes to the look of your brows, maybe it’s time to take the runway’s cue and go for thicker brows from time to time.

Going for the thick brow look does not mean letting your eyebrows grow out and getting a bushy and scattered brow. No matter how thick your brows may get, you want don’t want hair in all the wrong places. Instead, the key to a thick yet nice looking brows is to keep them tweezed and perfectly shaped.

Cosmo tells us how to fake thicker eyebrows using various beauty products, from eyeliners to powders and brushes.

Whatever you choose to do with your brows though, make sure that you take care of your skin because your face’s skin is still the template that will make the rest of your other features shine or not.

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September 10, 2014

Switching Up Your Skin Care Routine for the Winter

Category: Skin — Hannah @ 2:42 pm

We all know that winter means taking out your favourite knee high boots, parkas, scarves, and all the other warmer yet trendy clothing out of your closet to ward off the cold. What many women neglect to do during winter though is to go shopping for beauty products that will help their skin stay healthy during the winter.

Hey, if you change outfits to suit the environment when you change jobs or even just your mood, why should your skin be left behind?

I’m sure that even if you have the oiliest of skin, you will notice that your skin gets (a lot) dryer during winter. To combat dry flaky skin, stop washing your once oily skin with the same soap and go for a special moisturizing soap. Remember to put on extra moisturizers (all over your body and your face) every time you wash or take a bath. Don’t forget your lips either and put on lip balm. Last but not least, stop drinking too much coffee and hydrate your body from within by drinking lots of water.

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September 3, 2014

Dark Underarms!

Category: Information — editor @ 1:31 pm

Have you thought why you have dark underarms? Have you tried cleaning it to the max to make it as white as celebrities’ underarms? Maybe you have used your loofah and scrubbed away? Would it surprise you if scrubbing with your loofah actually makes your underarms darker? Rubbing your underarms too hard with your loofah or frequent shaving will cause dark underarms. To have a whiter underarm, it is suggested to purchase a brightening deodorant. A bleaching cream spiked with kojic acid and hydroquinone will also do the trick for those dark armpits. A word of caution, if all of these whitening stuffs irritate your underarms because of chemicals, better see your dermatologist.

August 27, 2014

Scrub That Skin

Category: Quick fixes — Ella @ 1:21 pm

Once in a while, everyone needs a scrub. So if at times, you don’t have time to go to the nearest spa or you want to do it now, try this homemade scrubs.

*Run a warm bath & soak for a good 10 minutes
*Put on loofah mitts (the softer, the better)
*Sprinkle a palm-full of sea salt on a mitt
*Mix in the liquid body soap
*Rub mitts together so the salt & soap are mixed together and rub all over your body in a circular motion.
* Rinse thoroughly and follow with a rich moisturizer.

August 20, 2014

Moisture – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Category: General,Information,Skin — Ella @ 12:36 pm

washingToo much moisture is a problem not many of us face who have to deal with dry skin each and every day. Dry skin is a very common problem but many who use water to cool off and wash more frequently during hot days tends to work to the opposite effect. Water, though a very good hydration source when used with soap can end up drying your skin more that you would want. Use blotting films to get rid of excess oil on your face, and wash with gentle moisturizing cleansers that do not dry out the skin.
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