Vampire Facelift: The Pros and Cons

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Did you see Kim Kardashian’s vampire facelift? It looked horrendous and frightening as she cried out with obvious discomfort. In the end, she indicated that it was all worth it. Would you go through anything like this if you knew more about the procedure? Why do they call it vampire face lift anyway? I guess, it probably is because of all the blood involved. This type of facelift is a bit misleading because it uses facial fillers like Restylane and Juvederm does.

The main goal is to smooth out wrinkles and lines on the face. The cosmetic surgeon will draw blood from the patient and use a quick procedure (spinning the blood in a centrifuge) to thin it out; removing the platelets and performing reinjection of the platelets and fibrin into the patient’s face.

The result is a thicker collagen that fills out the face; expunging wrinkles and reducing thinness. Many cosmetic surgeons believe that human plasma injections stimulate new growth of the cells to develop a more youthful appearance, virtually in no time!

Pros

Experts will tell you that the vampire facelift is a very safe technique. It is not life threatening. Upon completing the preparation process, the surgeon will get rid of the red blood cells and inject the remaining yellow serum along with the platelets. New blood vessels will be created, which is good for the skin.

Over a period of time after the injection, volume and glow will be added to the patient’s facial features. It may take as much as eight weeks to visibly see results. You will have healthier skin and eliminate much of your facial blemishes. Sephyl is your own tissue, so the procedure removes any allergic reaction that you may have previously had with other cosmetic procedures.

Cons

There are a wide range of methods that you can use to improve your facial features. In fact, there are many beauty products on the market that have already been proven to work. So if something is already working for you, why try something different?

Even though, surgical facelifts have their place, such processes are not essentially a remedy or solution to the trepidations of an aged face. Cosmetic surgery, when necessary can get rid of excess skin and create a whole younger YOU. Nevertheless, a surgical facelift can be a contributory factor to a face flop as the skin expands snugly against the bone, making the individual appear skeletonized.

Although experts believe that these fillers shouldn’t be used around the eye area, many are still doing so – pushing the gun! The injections can also cause the person to look like he or she is from a different planet. Moreover, it does not improve the skin tone or the texture of the skin.

Conclusion

The Vampire facelift should be a personal decision; depending on what you are trying to accomplish. If you want to rejuvenate your facial features and look young again, there is a price to pay. The procedure when done can be painful, but you may get the look you want afterwards.

How to Care for Your Makeup Tools

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Are you looking to turn up your makeup with total glam? Are you the kind of woman who uses heavy makeup or do you prefer a lightly made up face? There are many variations that you can work with such as smoky eyes, liquid eyeliner, glowing blush and popping lipstick. You can also opt for the natural shades or hue colors. However, for any makeup that you are going to apply, you need the proper tools.

Your makeup bag MUST have a good applicator brush so that you can accurately apply your make up. In addition, it must be of the highest quality. Choose a brush with natural fibers and cuticle that will help you to grab the pigments on the bristles. When your make up tools are high in quality, it stands a better chance of lasting you for a longer time as long as you maintain it properly.

Below are several tips to finding the right makeup tools and how you should maintain them:

The first step is to select the right set of brushes for applying makeup.

Choosing the right set of makeup brushes – don’t just focus on how the set of brushes look. What you are looking for is sturdy, durable and something that can get the job done more efficiently.

Focus on the four most important brushes – there are four specific brushes that are a must-have and these are:

  • Eye shadow approximately the dimensions of your fingertip
  • Small brush used to blend and smudge
  • Oversized powder brush
  • Small fluffy brush to use as a bronzer

You also need a highlighter as well as a blush. These can be easily stowed in your purse while you are on the go. Beyond these four makeup tools, you can elect to add specified brushes for concealer application. For your concealer brushes, you should have a one and a half inch applicator to freshen up areas under the eyes. Additionally, you’ll want a tiny, pointed brush to conceal blemishes. For subtle and complete coverage, you should consider using a makeup sponge.

Taking care of your brushes

Don’t wait to rinse your lighter toned brushes; especially when you apply bright colors. Do it as soon as you use it because this will help to prevent it from staining. Clean your brushes on a regular basis. This will eliminate any bacteria or buildup of product material. Use an alcohol-based cleaner because they will dry faster. Read the cleaning instructions before using.

Another way to clean your brushes is to add mild shampoo to some warm water and wash. However, this option requires drying time of about eight hours. For brushes that are heavily stained and dirty, you may want to use cleansing oil.

When your brushes are washed or cleaned, you need to reshape them so that they are ready to be used. Make sure the brush is damp with either water or alcohol; after which you would use your fingertips to mold each of them back to their correct shapes. Lay the brushes on a clean towel to dry. Make sure that they are laid flat. Water will be prevented from seeping into the handles of the brush.

Don’t dry your makeup brushes directly in sunlight and never use a blow dryer. These will damage your brushes over time. When time is not in your favor, using alcohol to clean your brushes is the ideal choice.

How to Choose Designer Eyeglasses

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It is apparent that buying eyeglasses and special sunglasses can be quite tedious because there are so many aspects to it. You have to buy ones that match your personal taste, your look and ones that give you confidence. You also need eyewear that offers the exact purpose for which it will serve. It is OK to be fashionable, but you still want something that works for you.

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Eyeglasses can be trendy for both men and woman. You also have fashionable prescription eyeglasses for reading and for sporting outdoors.  For example, if you are an avid golfer, you want something that will protect you from the sun and yet offer better viewing in the sunlight. When shopping for trendy eyewear, you need to look at ones that will fit the shape of your face and match your extensive wardrobe; meaning that you should be able to find more than one outfit to wear with your eyeglasses. Don’t choose yellow or orange frames when you only have one or two yellow or orange outfit to complete the ensemble.

When buying eyeglasses, make sure you have a wide selection of:

  • Polarized
  • Non-polarized
  • Prescription
  • Non-prescription

7226-whiteBe sure that you look at the material used and the type of eyeglasses before you make any purchase.

Purpose of Buying

People purchase eyewear for different purposes including reading, fashion, correcting vision, driving at night, safety, UV protection and sportswear. You may find yourself with more than one eyeglass since a prescription eyeglasses may not work at a sporting event and a night driving eyeglasses may not work during the day. Another example is eyeglasses that have anti-reflective coating, which are worn for night driving might not necessarily work to correct your vision. So buying a pair of eyeglasses is much more than the selection process. Therefore, you have to know what you specifically need. Ask questions and make sure that you are getting the right pair for the right situation.

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All women and men have different shaped faces. So you have to find the right kind of eyewear to fit your particular facial features. Also, if you have an ill fitted pair of eyeglass, it may cause dents on your nose or discomfort behind your ears. You must have this corrected to improve any vision problems that it may cause. A large or small designer sunglass might be disproportionate to your face and make you look unattractive. Every eyeglass must have the correct fit to give you the look you want and to enhance your personality.

Fashion Colorful Makeup

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Are you aware that when you enter a room, you are sized up in only a few seconds? This means, you have to be at your best fashion colorful behavior. Color is a huge part of what presents a ‘good first impression.’ Having the right makeup colors will enhance your youth, make you feel confident and accentuate your most natural beauty. If you have the wrong colors, it can make you appear tired, drained and aged.

When it comes to selecting makeup colors, a lot of women have absolutely no clue. Some women wear their colors based upon their instinct. Other women just go with the current trend in fashion. And still, there are others who wear colors that friends recommend. This will result in erroneous choices, money wasted and a ‘not so’ flattering look. However, you don’t have to guess when it comes to colors and neither do you have to be an expert.

Go to your retail stores and you will see a variety of colors to choose from, but make sure you have a fashionista with you.  Just kidding! We are going to give you some excellent tips here to get you started.

 

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Personalizing your color

To personalize and customize your colors, we will use the seasons to give you a clearer vision when it comes to eye, hair and skin tone. For the season lingo, you will know whether you are warm or cool; light or deep.

Warm or Cool

Warm colors exemplify earth tones, brown or gold shades. Cool colors symbolize gray, white, black, deep blue, turquoise or blue greens. It is possible for any woman to wear any color, but the variance is in the shade.

Beyond a doubt, the most significant representative to determine if you are warm or cool is the color of your hair.  If you are unable to determine your precise eye color or skin tone, then your hair color will offer the next best solution because it frames your face.

Light or Deep

Now that you know whether your color is warm or cool, you need to determine if it is light or deep. Again, your skin tone, color of hair and eyes will be the primary determining factor to decide if you are light or deep. If your eyes are light blue or light green, your color would be lighter. If your eyes are brown or black, then you are to choose deeper colors. If you are deep, then you will select a tan makeup color to match your skin tone.

Conclusion

On a scale of 1 to 10, what is your skin tone, eye and hair color – with 1 being lighter and 10 being deeper? You would choose a deep ebony color for a 10 and a paler color for a 1. For example, most people from the Middle East have deep skin tones and dark eyes. So they would choose a deep color. Conversely, most Europeans have hair that is blonde and lighter eyes, so they would choose lighter colors. So if you fall into the category of deep, you would be between a 5 and higher. If you fall into the category of light, you would be between 1 and 4.

Congratulations! You now can determine the right makeup color for your skin tone.

5 Top Foundations

I bet you are not aware that accurately blended foundation with the right color can take away years from your looks. Why, you may ask? Well, when your skin tone is uneven, it adds years to your skin. So choosing the best foundation to cover those uneven spots is essential to a younger look. Be sure to select a foundation that matches your skin tone. Try the foundation before you purchase it. If you are buying a liquid foundation, you should first rub some on your cheek and if it disappears, then you have the correct shade. Here are the top five foundations that you can start with.

 

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Women who have oily skin can find it hard to buy the right foundation that makes them look good. If you have oily skin, you may have trouble with enlarged pores. You may also notice that your makeup may appear darker as the day progresses. Why? Well, the makeup will mix with the oil on your skin to make it dark. Lucky for you, there are options for oily skin.

So, what is the perfect foundation for your oily skin? Este Lauder Double Wear will do the job. It is a quality foundation that provides a solid defense against oily skin. Your facial appearance will greatly improve. Women with oily skin will have issues with acne. This foundation will even out your skin and hide the acne or any other imperfections.

 

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One of the prominent cosmetic brands in the United States is Mac Cosmetics. Even though their products are a little pricey, it is worth the investment.  The company has a wide range of products to suit a variety of skin tones. Most of their foundations have SPF protection. This is an additional plus to achieving healthy skin. Mac Mineralized Cream is one of my preferred items. It is handy because you can take it along with you wherever you go and it is liquid based.

The application process is easy and it is highly recommended for women with dry skin. The company also went as far as to incorporate antioxidants and Vitamin E into their products to revitalize your skin cells and give you a younger look.

 

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Bobbi Brown Foundation has attracted many women. This product was designed to enhance the female skin and give it a more natural color. In the November 2004 issue of Health Magazine, Bobbi Brown won the Best New Foundation with its tint moisturizer, which is a rich formula that is perfect for women with very dry skin. The product is easily blended into the skin for light coverage. It also provides deep moisturizing to the skin for reducing fine lines.

 

 

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Laura Mercier offers a liquid foundation that is water based, but extraordinarily creamy for a smoother finish. It is not oil based and yet the skin coverage is great. The colors match your skin fairly well. To apply, you would use a sponge and you decide how much coverage you need by how much of it you apply.

 

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All of Chanel’s makeup products are of the highest quality and great for women with hypersensitive skin types. Chanel has always provided the best quality products for females of all ages to improve and nourish the skin. Chanel makeup focuses on a biological look for a variety of skin tones. Once you buy a Chanel product, you will possibly want the complete makeup line.

 

Conclusion

I couldn’t go without mentioning Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse. It is one of my talked-about foundations. It provides excellent coverage and it feels like you have nothing on your face because it is so lightweight and the application process is so simple. The best way to apply this is with your fingers. If you have dry skin, do put on a moisturizer first. This foundation will last all day and you will not have an acne breakout with this product. It also comes in ten shades.

Beauty tips for Bedtime

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Ladies – you should always follow the proper beauty routine at bedtime. Why? It helps to maintain your beauty and youthful appearance for years to come. It makes you feel good, look good and gives you the confidence you need. Your life as a woman can be hectic and sometimes, you may be too busy to even think about pampering yourselves, but believe me, it is necessary; not only for beauty’s sake, but for your overall health, hygiene and self-esteem. You will feel more attractive and innately feminine.

The benefits

The benefits outweigh the time you have to devote to this little ritual each day and night. The best products will get the best results. Remember, that exposure to the sun, sweat and other air pollutants during the day time can damage your skin. At night, your skin will be able to absorb the application of excellent skin products without interference from the outdoor influences. The pores in your skin need the essential beauty crèmes and moisturizers to be rejuvenated and repaired.

In addition, those products that will make your skin look oily and sticky during the day time can be applied on your skin at night. There are more benefits than disadvantages in enhancing and improving your skin before bedtime as long as you use hypoallergenic and natural products. It is recommended that you use FDA approved products.

Here are some really good tips to follow:

  • Never, never, never go to bed with makeup on
  • To get that youthful and fresh appearance, use skin moisturize before you retire for the night
  • Use a sweet-scented lotion to soothe you mentally before bedtime
  • Use a wide toothed comb on your hair to increase blood circulation on your scalp

The wisdom in taking off your makeup

Makeup might not take long to apply during the mornings, but after you have had a long day at the office and come home tired, it might seem like quite a task to get that lipstick, cream, powder, foundation, eyeliner and eye shadow off before crawling into bed exhausted. Forget the excuses. It will be worth it!

The reasons:

  • Leaving makeup on overnight will result in skin breakouts, blemishes or acne
  • Dirt and bacteria from the environment will clog your pores and damage your skin
  • Your skin won’t be able to breathe well with makeup left on. It creates a barrier between the air and your epidermis
  • Your skin will age faster as a result of not removing makeup with a facial cleanser and then applying a moisturizer or anti-aging crème
  • You will have supple, youthful and soft skin if you carry out your bedtime beauty habit

Other tips

It is preferred that you sleep on satin sheets and pillow cases. Why? This helps you to avoid any extreme friction between the sheets, your hair and skin. It reduces the chances of hair breakage and skin creases that may result in future wrinkles. Apply a lip balm at night as well. This protects your lips, keeps it soft and prevents it from stripping.

Your skin, hair and face are not to be taken for granted. You only have several years to take care of it right before the aging process begins. Why do you think some people age gracefully? It is because they did a good job while they were younger. The time is now and it is never too late at all!

Get a New Hairstyle for 2013

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Two times each year, as the new season of fashion begins, all women have the ideal excuse to revive their individual taste and sense of style. However, even though we spend time focusing on finding, considering and selecting various fashion fads and accessories, our hair doesn’t get that much attention at times, but it is our hairstyles that could make a fashion statement every day.

For women who want to change or update their hairdos with colors or cuts, we are going to walk through the actual 2013 trendy hairstyles that you can emulate, which will compliment your new 2013 wardrobe. Center parts are rocking the runway and will help you to make that bold statement. This is an easy and simple style for day or night wear. It can be done formally or casually.  But let’s talk about color first.

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Platinum blond hair color is in for the 2013 summer. However, if you are not good with maintaining your hair, this might not be the right choice for you. If you opt to do so, however, this is the best statement that you can make with your hair. From the time that Ruby Jean Wilson changed to a blonde and the fashion industry cooperatively embraced it again, platinum blonde hair made its way into the 2013 Spring/Summer hair color movement.

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If you are not comfortable with color, then make a fashion statement with side parts. This is an element that has been brought into this season; carried over from the fall 2012 season. The messed up hairdo has been a signature look for many celebrities. This is an indication that it could be worthwhile for you as well. It gives you a different look and the hairstyle requires less effort and can be glamorous too.

Bangs! Bangs! Bangs! These are never out of fashion. A nice fringe bang will inspire you this summer and spring. Fringe bangs give you many styling options. However, while this is an enticing choice, many people may think that a fringe bang requires a longer time commitment, which they don’t want to make. Faux bangs will give you instant edginess. So you can give this a try!

The lustrous side part is another must-have hairdo! You can wear your side part so many ways, but it is more suited to people who wear their hair long. It can be quite elegant and youthful, if done right. You can create a side part that is neatly textured from the hair roots.

If you opt for a twisted headband 60s retro look, it will work for any event or occasion; whether day or night. With the half tuck hairdo, you can lead spring hair trends with lots of ethereal selections. Using a headpiece adds flair to your hairstyle and can create both a formal and casual look.

Chignon and tendrils is an ideal choice for a quick hairdo that is easy and stylish. It can be purposely messy with tendrils falling around the face. It can also be soft enough to complement any fashion collection.

Side ponytails have already dominated 2013. It draws attention and provides beauty, femininity and youthfulness. Experiment with this ponytail by twisting it or dressing it up with hair accessories.

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Half braid your hair to give it variation. This is a modern and bold look of 2013; even though braids have been around for numerous past seasons. Not all women would be up to carrying off the haunted hairstyle, which is wet, ethereal and arcs across the eyebrows in somewhat of a wild and matted way. Sweep it back to where it suits you and you can rock this hairstyle anytime. Another example of a wet look is the half tuck hairstyle, which is also the best summer hairdo and is adaptable to both long and short hair.

Conclusion

No matter how you wear your hair for the 2013 spring and summer months, you must be comfortable about your choice. However, be encouraged that you do have many options and that puts you in a better position to make a bolder statement.