May 2012 - Posts
I was just perusing Beauty.com and found an amazing deal I just had to share with you all. Check out the fantastic deals I got on Alterna Hemp Hair Care Products! These Alterna products are some of the best I’ve ever used on my hair and I just spent less than 12 bucks on my newest order! Some of the products are travel sized and some are regular and still yet some have bonus sizes. But most all of them on this particular Beauty.com ALTERNA HEMP webpage are 70% off which makes them a spectacular deal!
ALTERNA HEMP with Organics Repair Shampoo is sulfate-free which makes it the perfect choice for those who’ve recently undergone a Brazilian blowout straightening treatment. And even if you haven’t had the treatment or aren’t required to use a sulfate-free shampoo…Believe me…this is one great shampoo for anyone! ALTERNA HEMP with Organics Repair Shampoo is a gentle shampoo with superior cleansing properties. This Alterna shampoo is ideal for those with dry, damaged hair and for those who want to extend the life of their hair-color. It contains Alterna’s patented hemp technology which is proven to increase shine and manageability all while protecting the hair from future damage. This amazing ALTERNA Hemp shampoo is only $2.40 right now at Beauty.com!
Pair up the brilliant ALTERNA shampoos with the incredible ALTERNA HEMP with Organics Repair Treatment Conditioner and the results and benefits will soar. Hair will be repaired, intensely nourished and hydrated and look absolutely sensational! And right now this incredible ALTERNA conditioner is only $2.55!!!
Lastly, I purchased the proverbial secret weapon of Alterna hair products! ALTERNA HEMP with Organics Color Hold Spray Shine is a nourishing, strengthening and protecting spray which brilliantly illuminates your hair in dazzling shine. ALTERNA reviews are consistently high as they very well should be!
Enjoy your beautiful Alterna hair and your amazing Alterna savings!
Sometimes there are events that we’re invited to in which it’s crucial to look polished from head to toe. It’s one of those days where we need to be on point with each and every detail. One can wear a beautiful dress but if her toenails aren’t polished, or her hair isn’t styled then all attention averts to the negatives as opposed to that great little maxi or mini.
Today I’d like to share with you some great products for achieving that “head-to-toe” perfection in terms of beauty. Actually make that…in terms of show stopping, jaw dropping, head turning beauty!
Let’s work from bottom up…particularly because oftentimes our hair is styled last…besides we’d want our pedicures out of the way so the toenail polish is good and dry before slipping on those stylish stilettos.
After a head-to-toe spa-like cleansing experience using the fabulous L’Occitane products included in L’Occitane Verbena Getaway Treasures
you’ll be completely ready for the finishing touches.
For gorgeous toes (and hands) treat yourself to the easy-to-do by yourself Orly French Manicure
. The Orly manicure set comes with everything you need for gorgeous pink (or rose
) nails and white tips. The Orly kit includes the easy-to-use Half Moon White Tip Guides and instructions.
Before throwing on your little black dress slip on Sara Blakely’s High Waist Shaping Pantyhose Nude
for flawless legs in an instant. These Sara Blakely pantyhose provide immediate slimming for your waist, belly, thighs and hips and the exposed hosiery part make your legs appear stunning.
Next you’ll want perfect brows to accompany your favorite makeup application. Anastasia Five Element Brow Kit-Brunette
is just the set to accomplish this very important beauty task. Spalook.com offers a variety of shades and sells the cool brow shaping kit for only $65 yet it's a whopping $120 value!
Lastly, you’ll need the best hair styling products for the perfectly styled coiffe and Frederic Fekkai Hair Styling
products will be just the ticket to turning every head in the place with your gorgeous looking hair!
Enjoy your big event while looking spectacular from head to toe!
There are times in our lives where we feel down and it shows in our face. Too little sleep, a recent breakup, overwhelmed at work, and a whole list of other stressors can compromise our immune system as well as manifest itself by affecting our skin and the way we look.
That seems to be the time when we look in the mirror and see dull, dehydrated skin with extra lines and wrinkles. And we think to ourselves that we need a major pick me up, whether it is getting a facial or a massage, or even Botox and other injectable fillers. In a word, we’re desperate!
However, the good news is we can brighten up and lift our skin right from home with a few magnificent products and in a blink of an eye look ten years younger. Below are three of my all-time favorite instant “get-my-youth-back” anti-aging beauty products.
Anti-Aging Miracle Workers!
From Osmotics, five star rated, Blue Copper 5 Face Lifting Serum provides uncanny and unprecedented results. This potent ageless beauty potion uses Shitake mushroom extracts and other patented technology to dramatically repair and support the structure of the skin. Your skin will be beautifully lifted and the texture will be smoothed and repaired.
Next from ARCONA, you’ll be extremely delighted with the results you’ll see from ARCONA Mandarin Brightening Peel. This powerful ARCONA exfoliator will dramatically brighten the skin and your skin will be smooth and firm. For those with dull and hyper-pigmented skin, you will be ecstatic with this ARCONA product’s dramatic brightening properties.
Lastly, Peter Thomas Roth hits it out of the park with Peter Thomas Roth Laser-Free Resurfacer With Dragon’s Blood Complex. Don’t let the name frighten you because you will be absolutely blown away by your beautiful skin and results. This five-star rated PTR anti-aging product resurfaces, regenerates and renews the skin without using actual laser surgical treatments. Peter Thomas Roth reviews boast such things as, “my skin is like a baby’s,” and “I’ll never be without it!”
In just an instant, you will enjoy your new youthful skin!
Today’s blog entry is about the “s-word.” By that I mean it’s about sex, or more accurately about sexual well-being. I thought it may be prudent to discuss some sex issues as well as discuss some of the consumer top rated products for a healthy sex life.Communication
It’s important to discuss your needs and desires in terms of your sexual well-being with your partner. Be open about what you need because women and men are truly the proverbial “Venus and Mars” in terms of their sexuality. Men are more results-oriented in terms of their sexuality while women tend to be more complex. If you are like many women you need to communicate to your partner what will get you there…because we seem to be wired so differently and are most often motivated by intimacy and closeness, as opposed to straight up physical attraction and gratification.Lubricants
In order for comfortable and pleasurable sex women need to be well-lubricated and there are many of us who need assistance in that department. For instance, menopausal women tend to have issues with vaginal dryness as do many pre-menopausal women. Lubrication will not only make sex more satisfying for you but men love when their women are well-lubricated as it is more satisfying for them as well. Don’t be afraid to mention or bring out the lubricants…because from what I’ve read…men have no problem with that at all. It’s kind of similar to us worrying that we may look fat naked…and all he’s thinking is he’s happy to be having sex and never even notices our flaws at all. So by all means don’t worry he’s turned off by our using a lubricant in front of him. Liquid Silk Sensual Lubricant
is a creamy, but lightweight lubricant which provides for smooth and friction free gliding, and will wash right off once you wish to become lube free. Another favorite lube and one of the most popular choices is Astroglide Personal Lubricant
is water-soluble, water based and doctor recommended. Another great choice for keeping well-hydrated and moisturized is by a company called Very Private
. Very Private Intimate Moisture
is ideal for those of us who want to deal with this issue on a daily basis and be ready at any time. It’s a great choice if you’d prefer to lubricate in privacy as opposed to in front of him. Just a drop or two a day and the delicate tissues are well lubricated. Additionally it has no taste, scent and feels most like your own body produced the moisture.
Here’s to a healthier, happier sex life!
The latest “must-have” in beauty products these days is not one of the newest skin treatment serum or cosmeceuticals you may first think of…but in fact, is an exceptional beauty tool. Thanks to physicists, dermatologists and the scientists at Palomar Medical Technologies those of us searching for new efficacious alternatives for lines and wrinkles around our aging eyes the latest greatest must-have in beauty treatments and tools is none other than PaloVia Skin Renewing Laser.
About the Device
PaloVia Skin Renewing Laser is an at-home for use hand-held device is the first FDA cleared laser unit for at-home use. The Skin Renewing Laser emits the same powerful laser technology that cosmetic surgeons and dermatologists use for laser resurfacing in their office and surgery centers. But fortunately for us we get to do our own skin resurfacing in our own homes at a fraction of the price with this highly rated PaloVia device.
Studies and trials confirm that by using the PaloVia laser device for 3 to 4 minutes a day reverses the signs of aging around the eyes and lines and wrinkles are remarkably reduced. Crow’s feet are diminished and the skin around the eyes are refined and the eyes appear much younger and dramatically revitalized.
What Are Others Saying?
The PaloVia Skin Renewing Laser was awarded the prestigious 2011 Beauty Breakthrough award and garners rave reviews from its faithful following with statements such as, “This is the best idea ever!,” and “I never want to be without this again!”
Dramatically diminish unsightly crow’s feet by restoring collagen and elastin health with this deep penetrating laser treatment…and I’ll bet you’ll never go back to Botox again!
Many of us do not like thick and heavy creams when it comes to many beauty products. I, for one, despise hair products that weigh my hair down. And I know many complain about skin treatment creams that feel too greasy for their already combination to oily skin. So today I thought I’d share with you what I consider to be the best of the best when it comes to sheer or lightweight beauty products.Best Lightweight Moisturizer:SkinCeuticals Daily Moisture
Not only is this dynamic lightweight and non-greasy SkinCeuticals Daily Moisture
moisturizer an excellent daily hydrator, it also effectively minimizes pores, heals and repairs the skin and provides skin protection from environmental attacks. Skin is left smooth, nourished and revitalized.
Best Lightweight Anti-Aging Serum:
MD Formulations Continuous Renewal Serum
Lightweight and water based MD Formulations Continuous Renewal Serum
dramatically diminishes the signs of aging and improves the skin’s texture. It uses a unique glycolic compound to exfoliate dull surface skin cells which ultimately reveals healthier and younger looking skin.
Best Lightweight Cosmetic:DuWop Mattilume LighterDuWop Mattilume Lighter
promotes a brilliant mattifying action and draws skin impurities and debris up to the surface so that they may be washed away providing for a gorgeous luminosity and glow.Best Lightweight Hair Conditioner:Frederic Fekkai ADVANCED Brilliant Glossing Conditioner
brings about vital moisture and brilliant shine without weighing the hair down. This amazing sheer Frederik Fekkai conditioner was awarded the Best All-Around Conditioner by Self Magazine!
Calling all affluent friends and family…Or any of the rest of us who either recently got a juicy tax refund or a brand new credit card just waiting to be used. Please, please buy the Wellbox- The Lipomassage Machine, and then share the glory and the wealth. This brilliant multi-tasking body beautifying Wellbox Machine is a dynamic two-fer! The Lipomassage Machine’s primary use will smooth and eliminate cellulite and firm up the skin of the body revealing younger looking skin from head to toe. Its secondary use actually reverses the signs of aging from the face!
The revolutionary Wellbox Roll treatment which is the method and apparatus used on the body, stimulates fibroblasts and fat cells promoting the release of localized fat - Result being…ridding your thighs (and other areas) of unattractive dimpled looking skin and unsightly cellulite. Most all women (except for the very lucky few who must have incredible genes!) suffer from cellulite even after countless hours in the gym. What better than an at-home device that works like plastic surgery, without any of the ill side effects of going under the knife?!? And plastic surgery certainly costs a heck of a lot more than this machine!
The secondary use of the Wellbox-The Lipomassage Machine is absolutely brilliant as well. For those of us who could also use a little facelift (without the surgery, of course!), the Wellbox-The Lipomassage Machine uses the Lift Treatment Head to stimulate the deeper level of the skin of the face resulting in an increase in collagen health and production which ultimately leaves the face looking smooth and restructured, younger looking and beautifully radiant.
The Wellbox-The Lipomassage Machine takes only minutes to use and will firm the body, smooth out cellulite, reduce facial lines, and brighten up the skin with brilliant luminosity.
And the timing couldn’t be better to get one of these five star rated Wellbox Machines, because I recently noticed SkinStore.com is now offering a $200 off coupon, reducing the cost to around $1300. Check the site for the coupon code…but I believe it is WB200.
Whether you’re wealthy or not…this will be the best thing you’ll ever buy…and I can say with much certainty…I bet you’ll never regret it!
Note: Stay tuned to the blog, because I plan to do another article on this amazing machine in June. I’d like to tell you a little more about it in depth, because I’m so impressed with this terrific machine!
Most of us love the hilarious movie star Jack Black, but we also all love another Jack Black as well…that being the renowned skin care line Jack Black for men. You can be certain Jack Black
skin care provides everything the working man needs from moisturizers, to cleansers, to sun protection. They don’t skimp on the manly ingredients either, using masculine-friendly vitamins like sea parsley and blue algae extracts.
Men are typically low-maintenance when it comes to skin care (meaning they want their grooming products to be user-friendly) and he will most certainly find most everything he needs to sport that well-groomed GQ look from Jack Black skincare line. For all his cleansing needs tell him to Jack Black Turbo Wash Energizing Hair and Body Cleanser
. This product will clean the hair and body with the added benefits of handsome herbs like rosemary, and masculine extracts from juniper and the eucalyptus tree.
A prized winner of MensHealth magazine (sorry for all the magazine title name-dropping…lol) is the Jack Black Supreme Cream Triple Cushion Shave Lather
. This Jack Black shave cream will provide the closest shave with its Triple Cushion Technology using Macadamia nut, Glycerin, and Soybean Oils that give the ideal razor glide and still leave the skin feeling soft and hydrated.
For one of your man’s final morning steps, he can get the maximum armpit protection by trying the Jack Black Pit Boss Antiperspirant and Deodorant
. It is dermatologist tested and most definitely odor-fighting approved. Jack Black Pit Boss Antiperspirant and Deodorant
will keep perspiration and odor in check with zero worries! Virtually whatever a man needs for his easy yet highly important hygiene routine, Jack Black has him handsomely covered. And just by reading all the excellent Jack Black Reviews you'll certainly be convinced!
Nurture the skin while nurturing the spirit! This can be easily accomplished with two of the top natural skin care brands available in today’s beauty market. Decleor and Caudalie Paris both harvest and formulate their natural products and essential minerals by extracting them right from Mother Nature herself, and yes, she approves!
The Concept Behind Decleor and Caudalie Paris
Decleor skin care takes the holistic approach by maintaining that important balance between mind and body. Decleor products are prized for the Aroma Duo concept…The pure contrast of aromatherapy and phyto-therapy. Caudalie Spa and Caudalie Vinoperfect Skin Care have definitely heard of top quality through the grapevine, by literally combating aging and leaving your skin as smooth and lifted as a firm and tasty grape. Caudalie products are highly rated and boast stellar Caudalie reviews. And Decleor products and Decleor reviews are right up there at the top of the beauty pack with them!
Products from Decleor
Smell and feel like a flower fresh from a garden with Decleor Hydra Floral Flower Nectar Moisturizing Cream. This Decleor Hydra Floral Flower Necter Moisturizing Cream is a luxurious rich cream that is super for all skin types and provides for serious moisture retention, while leaving the skin soft and supple. Decleor Hydra Floral products are quickly becoming a top motivator for many skin care enthusiasts to buy Decleor!
For fighting unwanted and age revealing wrinkles, Decleor cream has been a real hit but for a lighter approach, the 100% natural Decleor Aromessence Iris Rejuvenating Serum is amazing. Skin welcomes and easily absorbs all natural products that contain ingredients derived from the earth, and this Decleor Aromessence Iris Rejuvenating Serum superior beauty elixir is of no exception. This brilliant Decleor Aromessence product uses essential oils to prevent dehydration and fight aging. The Deceleor Paris gem gives your face the feeling of a fresh burst of energy along with promoting an illuminating and radiant glow. I would also recommend the Decleor Neroli Serum as a fabulous alternative to the Decleor Iris.
Products from Caudalie Paris
Equally as renowned is the prized and very popular product Caudalie Premier Cru The Cream. Caudalie brings in some of the rarest and most precious ingredients that nature has to offer, and gives the users of this cream, unparalleled anti-aging results. Smooth and even out your skin tone with Caudalie Premier Cru The Cream.
The final Caudalie skin care gem that will be discussed in today’s article was born from the original Caudalie Premier Cru The Cream. To immediately eliminate dark circles, erase lines and wrinkles, and firm and lift the eye area, use Caudalie Premier Cru The Eye Cream. The results that will be experienced from this spectacular natural Caudalie eye product will leave you looking beautifully and youthfully transformed. Caudalie Premier Cru The Eye Cream will not only give you instant gorgeous results but also become your new all-time favorite beauty product within that very same instant!
I would also recommend the Caudalie Beauty Elixir for an amazingly refreshing toner and the Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum as a natural remedy for dark spots.
You do not have to be a color psychologist to know that color can make an impact on your mood. It can deepen and strengthen what you are already feeling, or alter your mood significantly. Once you understand how different colors affect you, it is possible to use your clothing to help you feel more positive, confident, relaxed or mindful and sensitive.
Yellow and orange will give your spirits a lift and move you towards a positive mood. Wearing a daffodil yellow jacket or dress can make you more optimistic, leaving you looking on the bright side of life. Donning an orange T-shirt, or incorporating orange into your outfit in another way, will make you more enthusiastic.
Wearing red clothing can make you feel sexier, and more dynamic. Red will also help you stand out from the crowd; however, too much red can result in anger. If you already feel worked-up and anxious, but want to experience more confidence, consider wearing a calming color, such as blue, and teaming it with a red accessory.
Blue is a relaxing color. When worn it can help you feel less agitated and more tranquil. You may associate blue with freedom and a release of tension. Different shades of blue throughout the spectrum are useful, and you can combine several in order to gain the most benefit.
Green is a grounding color. It is stable, natural and reassuring. Wearing green can help make you feel fresh and safe. Green is also associated with health, and is a good color to wear if you are feeling unwell.
Brown is useful if you want to reassure other people, and convey warm feelings and generosity. Wear green and brown at the same time if you are tackling environmental issues.
Light purple and pale blue can help you feel more sensitive and gentle. Deep purple is more likely to make you feel sad. As children often like purple a lot, you may find it helps you to wear it if you are a teacher, parent or nanny.
You can incorporate color into your wardrobe via accessories, shoes and clothes. Scarves, belts, and even colored hair-clips can be utilized. Thinking about the color choices you make regarding what you wear will help you manage your emotions.
In this day and age, whether you’re a man or a woman, you probably want to stay as young looking and attractive as possible. And the really great news is…you most certainly can. In fact, there are two brands available today that will not only help you with anti-aging issues, but also make you look exponentially better and more beautiful than you’ve ever probably imagined.
The two brands that I’m referring to that are ideal for creating a more beautiful you no matter your gender are Remede
and Pevonia Botanica
Remede – Cutting Edge Skin Care
From Laboratoire Remede (a cutting edge skin care company which combines science, senses and nature for creating and manufacturing the highest technological and effective line of skin care products available) come two superior anti-aging creams for achieving gorgeous and younger looking skin.
Remede Alchemy Advanced Night Creme
is a luxurious restoration cream that works tirelessly throughout the night while you sleep. Remede Alchemy Advanced Night Creme
is a superior anti-aging night cream that repairs, revitalizes and protects the skin with powerful antioxidants and potent nutrients.
For brighter and much younger appearing eyes Remede has you beautifully covered. Remede Hydra Therapy Eye Creme
fights lines and wrinkles around the skin of the eyes while also reducing puffiness and dark circles, promoting gorgeous eyes that pop! Remede Hydra Therapy Eye Creme
is the proverbial beauty multi-tasker for the issues surrounding the eyes. This talented Remede eye gel is richly hydrating and eyes are instantly illuminated. This Remede eye treatment is every woman (and man’s!) dream eye potion!
Pevonia Botanica – A new line just for men
From Pevonia Botanica Men
comes two highly rated Pevonia products that any man would love to own and use. Pevonia For Him Aqua-Gel Foaming Cleanser
purifies the skin leaving it feeling refreshed and clarified. Pevonia For Him Aqua-Gel Foaming Cleanser
offers a handsome aroma that delights the senses and is the perfect foaming Pevonia cleanser for use after a tough workout or hard day’s work.
For those who want a spell-bounding ageless appearance apply Pevonia For Him Age Defying Caviar Balm
on your freshly cleansed face. This Pevonia skin care product is what I call the Pevonia “big gun” in men’s anti-aging products! Men love Pevonia For Him Age Defying Caviar Balm
because it’s packed full of potent ingredients and yet it is still lightweight and perfect for oily to combination skin. It’s easy to use and works brilliantly which makes it the “go-to” anti-aging balm for men!
Classic Pevonia Botanica
Aside from the men’s products, Pevonia products are always highly recommended here at Beauty Research. The Pevonia RS2 line is the best for those with rosacea. When used regularly, the Pevonia Rosacea line can help to manage the redness and flushing that accompanies this condition. Try a combination of Pevonia cleanser as well as Pevonia lotion and Pevonia mask products. Pevonia skin care products are gentle, based on soothing botanicals.
I once wrote an article singing the praises of Allantoin and Beta Glucan in which I called them the A and B of the AB&C’s of skin care. Allantoin and beta glucan are two skin care ingredients that have wound healing benefits. Two great products which contain these A and B ingredients are calming and soothing and certainly aid in healing and repair of stressed skin issues. Additionally, each product I’ve selected start with the same letter of the respective ingredient which will hopefully aid in association by memory.ATOPALM-Allantoin
My selection of choice for a product containing allantoin is ATOPALM Intensive Moisturizing Cream
. This allantoin containing product helps boost the skin’s barrier function and provides superior hydration to stressed, dry and mature skin. It’s particularly great for repairing and protecting post-procedural treated skin.Bioelements-Beta GlucanBioelements
gets my vote for the best product with today’s “B” ingredient known as beta glucan
. Bioelements Calmitude Hydrating Solution Sensitive Skin Facial Mist
is an ultra-calming solution which also protects the skin’s precious barrier. It also hydrates the skin beautifully and reduces redness and blotchy appearing skin.
Next we’ll take a look at my picks for the C’s and D’s of ingredients. However, you can be sure that even though they start with the letters “C” and “D” they are by no means graded any lower than a spectacular A+!Cellex-C- Vitamin C
When it comes to ingredients that start with the letter C I’d be remiss to not go with the obvious…topical vitamin C! And when I think of excellent topical vitamin c treatment serums I always think of Cellex C
! Cellex-C Advanced C Serum
contains a whopping 17.5% of the precious hydrolyzed and free-form of L-ascorbic acid (vitamin C). This amazing vitamin C serum is so potent that you can look up to ten years younger with regular use!deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA)-Pevonia Power Repair
My D product for the day is without a doubt…deoxyribonucleic acid or DNA. The perfect regimen containing the mighty benefits of DNA is by Pevonia Botanica. Pevonia Power Repair
products may not start with the letter D…but you can be sure the spectacular benefits of DNA are in a few of the Pevonia products I’m recommending today! Pevonia Power Repair line is an incredible anti-aging skin care system designed to reverse the signs of aging as well as promote the most gorgeous complexion one could ever only wish for. Pevonia Power Repair Marine DNA Concentrate
is a highly absorbable potent solution which refines pores and greatly improves skin texture. And for an even more spectacular pore punching effect add Pevonia Pore Refining D.N.A. Cream
to your Pevonia regimen!
Nothing takes years off your appearance quite like a nicely set of tweezed eyebrows with a beautifully shaped and defined arch, along with eyes that are bright, non-puffy and firmed up and lifted. Eyes that pop are the most attractive trait because they are inviting. Beautiful vivacious appearing eyes bring others in…and they’re brought in absolutely mesmerized!
For mesmerizing eyes, first shape and groom your brows with the “fool-proof” Too Faced Brow Envy Shaping and Defining Kit
. Your eyes will be easily and beautifully groomed with this brilliant Too Faced
set. It comes with easy-to-use stencils; brow wax, a highlighter and two color shades for customizing a unique and individualized look. Too Faced Brow Envy Shaping and Defining Kit
also comes with a brow pencil, an angled brush and brow comb and a set of tweezers that provide for a spectacular tweeze and professional application.
From Vichy Eye Products
you can firm and lift the skin around your eyes with vitamin C based Vichy LiftActiv CXP Eyes
. And for wrinkle reduction in as little as four days try Vichy LiftActiv Retinol HA Eyes
. Its five star rated and fights three types of lines and wrinkles around the eyes…permanent, reversible and programmed! Lastly, from Vichy eye products check out Vichy Aqualia AntiOx Eyes
. This stellar eye stick also boasts five star Vichy reviews and ratings and quickly eliminates puffiness and dark circles.
Be beautiful with gorgeous eyes…thanks to Too Faced and Vichy
Every woman's body is different, but there are five main body shapes and at least one of these should roughly represent your figure. Not all shapes and styles of clothing look good on everyone, so read on to discover which body type you have and to learn how to highlight your particular assets.
The apple is a fairly round body shape that is usually well-proportioned but with a slightly thicker than average waist that blends with the hips rather than curving inwards. The trick to looking your best is to avoid drawing too much attention to the centre of your body and instead highlighting your other main assets. Some women with apple shaped bodies have elegant legs, while others have a bountiful bust. To flatter your torso, try to wear tops with low necklines that will draw attention to the chest and to opt for long tops that do not stop at the waist. Body control underwear can also help to give you better definition around the waist. Finally, try to avoid thin spaghetti straps, as these tend to cut into the shoulders of apple shaped women.
Pear shaped women have hips and thighs that are wider than their breasts, and usually have fairly flat stomachs. This is thought to be the most common female body shape. To flatter this particular figure, you should pick out clothes that add more shape and curvaceousness to your upper body. For a start, a padded and uplifting bra can work wonders for your bust, giving you a more balanced look. If you wear brightly colored tops and blouses with large collars, this will also draw attention to your bust and help to create more symmetry between your top and bottom halves. You should try to avoid tight-fitting pants or skirts, as these will emphasise your hips and bottom. This means that pencil skirts are out, but you should feel free to wear flared skirts that skim over your lower curves. Strapless tops and dresses also tend to look great on a pear shaped body, as they draw a lot of attention to your bare chest and shoulders.
Women with triangle shaped figures have a torso that is wider at the top than the bottom. This is usually because of a large bust, or because of particularly broad shoulders. The waist and hips tend to be very slim in comparison. To flatter your figure, try to avoid looking top heavy by using wide or full skirts to make your hips seem wider. You can also detract some attention from your upper half by picking brightly colored pants and skirts to wear on your bottom half. Scoop necklines look great on triangle shaped figures, and they will help to make the shoulders appear narrower. In contrast, try to avoid anything that will make your upper half look even broader. You should never buy anything with shoulder pads or very puffy sleeves, and will probably not suit halter neck tops (which generally make your shoulders appear more masculine).
Women with hourglass figures have slim waists that contrast with a fairly large bust and wide hips. This is one of the most traditionally attractive female body types, and one of its blessings is that women with hourglass figures can look very sexy with minimal effort. To flatter your figure, try wearing high-waisted dresses that highlight your narrow middle, or add a belt to a dress to do the same. Flared jeans or pencil skirts also look great on this particular body shape. In contrast, you should probably steer clear of anything shapeless that hides the alluring slimness of your waist.
Women with a rectangle shaped body usually have slightly boyish figures, and are enviably slim. If you have this shape, you probably look quite athletic and strong. To flatter and enhance this sort of body type, try to pick out clothes that might help to create the illusion of a more curvaceous shape. For example, you might want to buy halter neck tops that lift your bust and draw attention to it, or dresses that are very tight around the waist but flare out around the hips. You will also look great in outfits that have feminine details like bows or ruffles, and knitted clothes will help to give your figure a softer look. On the other hand, it is best to avoid outfits that are uniformly tight, as these will highlight the straight edges of your body.
Now that you know the name of your body shape, why not research it further? No matter what your body shape, with some time and effort you can find clothes that will highlight your assets and downplay the parts you like less. Each of the above types can be equally beautiful and alluring if presented in the right way, and learning more about your particular body shape will help you become more confident and self-assured.
For gorgeous, shiny, silky and manageable hair one must use the ultimate hair tools and products. This is one area of beauty where skimping is definitely not an option. While most of you have already heard me rave about Frederic Fekkai, you might be surprised that the skin care brand ARCONA also offers great stuff for the hair. In order to sport the best looking head of hair every single day, you must start with superior hair treatment products.
ARCONA – now offering hair care
That natural ARCONA Skin Care line has been highly recommended here at Beauty Research. Gentle and natural ARCONA facial products offer an alternative to those with sensitive skin and those who love natural ingredients over chemicals. Now we get to talk about hair care. Start your day by shampooing your hair with lightly and lovely scented ARCONA Green Tea Cleansing Base Shampoo. This brilliant ARCONA shampoo will be your ticket to preparing your hair for an absolutely stellar hair day! Five-star rated ARCONA Green Tea Cleansing Base Shampoo boasts spectacular customer reviews. Like all ARCONA products, it is ultra mild and may be used by those with even the most sensitive of skin. Your hair is left brilliantly clarified and deeply conditioned.
After shampooing your hair you will want to leave it soft and hydrated with another great hair product called ARCONA Essential Nutrients Silk Leave-In Conditioner. ARCONA product reviews are remarkable for this superb leave-in conditioner. ARCONA Essential Nutrients Silk Leave-In Conditioner revitalizes both the hair and the scalp restoring its vibrancy and vitality. Tangles are eliminated instantly and the hair is left in perfect condition and protected from damage of heat styling tools. You can find ARCONA online.
Beauty Tools from Frederic Fekkai
Next you’ll want to use the proper tools…and Frederic Fekkai has just the tools to use! Frederic Fekkai Classic Brush and Frederic Fekkai Travel Brush are both reviewed as “The Best Brush Ever Built.” And I have to say, “Built” is the perfect word. Because both Frederick Fekkai Classic Brush and Frederic Fekkai Travel Brush are of the utmost quality and are built to last.
Frederic Fekkai hair brushes are handcrafted in France and are manufactured with natural boar bristles. Both of these Frederic Fekkai hair care tools promote a healthy scalp and provide gorgeous shine to every strand of hair. Additionally Fekkai hair is left static-free, gorgeous and full of volume and style!
Other great products from Frederic Fekkai
If you prefer to stick to Fekkai salon products, I would recommend several options from the Fekkai shampoo choices. Fekkai Glossing shampoo is great for producing shine and Frederic Fekkai Clarifying Shampoo is fabulous for avoiding product build up. You might also choose Frederic Fekkai Luscious Curls if your hair is wavy. Finish with Fekkai Glossing Conditioner or any other Fekkai conditioner of your choice. For perfect styling with your quality brushes, choose Fekkai Glossing Cream for extra shine and hold that great look in place with Frederic Fekkai Spray.
Bad hair days will be a thing of the past once you buy ARCONA products and use and buy Fekkai…Be Good To Your Hair and it Will Be Good to You!
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