Handmade Soap Facts
How many people know what soap really is? Several of the cleansing bars that you buy at the store, for example, are detergents-and not soaps at all. They are called syndet bars, or synthetic detergent bars.
The Eyes Have It
Did you know Leonardo da Vinci sketched and described several forms of contact lenses in 1508, and in 1632 Rene Descartes suggested the possibility of a corneal contact lens? Civilization has come a long way from these early ideas to the high-tech advancements we have to care for our eyes today. We even have choices for improved vision other than through a contact lens or eyeglasses.
Eye Spy - In Search of a Greater Lash
Shopping for mascara can be an "eye opening" experience. Who knew there were so many formulas to choose from? Thickening, lengthening, volumizing, maximizing and separating, only to name a few; it's no wonder a tube of "Maybelline Great Lash" is being sold somewhere in the world every 1.
A wellness of beauty for mind, body & spiritby Cathy Gatson
"When the well is dry, then we know the worth of water", unfortunately manyof us take it for granted. The significance of water is so much deeper than drinking 8 to 10 glasses perday.
No Flab With That Blouse is So Necessary
A guide to toning up flabby arms
by Cathy GatsonWith Spring in the air and Summer just around the corner?it will soon be time to "change clothes and go"?sleeveless. If you've been shopping lately, you may have noticed many of the blouses, tops and dresses for Spring/Summer are haltered, strapless, or sleeveless, exposing lots of skin.
Deep Vein Thrombosis...an In Flight Risk
DVT?an in flight riskby Cathy Gatson
Planning to do some long distance traveling this summer be it train, plane or automobile?here is some important information to pack with you to avoid this trip from being your last leg.
WHAT IS IT?DVT or Deep Vein Thrombosis is a blood clot that develops in the deep vein of the leg.
What Are Pigtails?
There really isn't a huge debate on this subject, but there are some differences of opinion. This article looks at some of the differing opinions related to pigtails hairstyle definition, attempts to find some middle ground (perhaps unsuccessfully), and closes with this author's own definition and description of the ideal pigtails.
Beauty Sleep - Is It A Dream?
As women we know that a lack of sleep leaves us irritable; however most of us are unaware of the damage it may be doing to our skin? Besides being an essential component of a healthy lifestyle, getting 8 hours of sleep per night helps improve the texture and the luminosity of our skin. During the night the skin is restored from the harmful effects of daily stress.
7 Steps to Great Makeup
1. Avoid wearing too muchMakeup is meant to enhance features not bring negative attention to you.
Plastic Surgey: The New Beauty Norm?
This is a good topic to discuss especially now since the popularity of all the make-over shows. I have always been curious as to why people, mostly women, have this idea that they are expected to look a certain way in order to "fit in" with society.
How To Apply Your Makeup
How To Apply Your MakeupSTEP 1: FOUNDATION: After Cleansing, Toning and Moisturizing your face apply a small amount of foundation to the tip of your index finger, dot on forehead, nose, cheeks and chin then blend in an upward and outward motion without leaving a line. Be sure to apply foundation over your eyelids and blend without leaving a line.
Look Better, Feel Better
>Yikes! It's that me, I though after seeing my reflection. What happened? I feel like a different person and I am right.
How To Give A Manicure
This guide will give you the basic directions for nail care, however, it cannot provide the same direction and hands-on experience offered by a Professional School of Cosmetology.SUPPLIES:1 - Nail scissors2 - Small tray, about the size of a soap dish3 - Gentle dishwashing detergent or other skin softening, bubbly liquid (such as some bubble bath products)4 - Warm water5 - Two to three hand towels6 - Moisturizer or Hand Lotion with Aloe Vera, Cocoa Butter or similar ingredient to condition skin7 - Clear Base Coat Nail Polish8 - Colored Nail Polish9 - Top Coat Nail Polish10 - Small lamp or other radiant source of light11 - Table or desk so that, when seated, your arms can easily extend across from the relaxed position of a comfortable chair12 - Hair dryer or similar device (not required)13 - Cotton swabsSTEPS:1 - Fill tray with warm water and sudsy liquid (the trick is to add water at just the right temperature so it will soften skin without being too hot to the touch)2 - Place one hand in tray and let it soak for several minutes3 - If you're giving someone else a manicure, you can use oil or moisturizer to massage one hand while the other one is soaking4 - Remove soaking hand and pat dry with hand towel5 - Place other hand in tray to soak for several minutes6 - While the second hand is soaking, you should carefully begin trimming cuticles that form around the edges of the nail itself (NOTE: Pay close attention to what you're doing, so you don't cut too close and end up causing skin to bleed.
Nothing impresses your friends more than a perfect lip line, because it is the hardest makeup application to do.To get it, avoid applying the lip pencil too heavily, which will be difficult to blend and soften into the lipstick.
Beauty SleepThe health and beauty of a good night's sleep
by Cathy GatsonSleeping is a necessity, not a luxury. A good night's sleep is just as crucial to maintaining wellness as is a healthy diet and proper exercise.
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Spray Tan Basics
I miss summer! I think I suffer from season depression disorder (and it's only November). You know what would make me feel better? A healthy glow! No, I don't want to be one of those tanning booth tanorexics.
What are Hair Extensions?
Hair extensions, as their name suggests, are sections of hair added to your own natural hair, giving it added volume and length, even changing its style. Extensions can be real or synthetic.
Cosmetic Surgery - Vanity or Healthy Choice?
Cosmetic and plastic surgery has long been associated with vanity, but mounting evidence suggests that in many cases cosmetic surgery can offer substantial health benefits. Nose jobs can offer real health benefits in addition to improving the symmetry of the face.
Natural Rosacea Products & Rosacea Medications : The Common Thread
If you are one of the thousands of men and women suffering from the skin discorder rosacea or acne rosacea, you may already be familiar with the standard dermatologist-prescribed courses of action and medications.What many people don't know, is there are actually non-prescription, natural rosacea products that are just as effective, if not more effective, than prescription rosacea medications and topical rosacea gels and ointments.
Skin Care Home Remedies
Natural homemade recipes for your skin are simple to make and cost-effective. What you put on your skin is just as important as what you eat.
Home Tanning Beds
More and more people are opting to buy their own tanning beds rather than frequent a tanning salon. The main reason for this is that over a period of months or years, frequenting a salon can cost you thousands of dollars.
Buying Home Whitening Kits like Whitestrips
Tired of stained, yellow teeth? Want to give yourself a beautiful, whiter smile? Then perhaps you have thought about at home teeth whitening kits. In January 2004, Consumer Reports wrote "Home kits do whiten teeth for far less than you'd pay for a professional treatment.
Homemade Beauty Recipes
Do you want to look stunning with out wasting too much money? If your answer is yes, then you should read this tips. They have past on from generations to generations.
Deception Wrinkle Cream
Watch this recent ABC News clip and see the results for yourself! An ndependent news organization persuaded two volunteers to try the product and tell them what they thought about it!What's going on here?Is this some kind of magic? No, -it's not magic. It's science which seems like magic.
Want Healthy Glowing Skin?
Are you struggling with skin problems like acne, eczema, psoriasis etc.? Various factors such as toxins, vitamin, mineral, protein deficiencies, long-term exposure to sun light, dehydration etc.
How To Buy Tanning Bed Supplies Online
New enthusiasts are often confused over tanning beds andsupplies because of issues related to compatibility andavailability. However, there are various online stores thatoffer a large range of tanning bed supplies at affordablerates.
Are Tanning Beds Worth Your Time
There is no denying that we live in a world of convenience. Our daily lives depend on gadgets and devices such as the ubiquitous mobile phone, the trustworthy PDA, and our cars that we cannot live without.
Eczema: Getting the Facts
People from all walks of life and all ages live with eczema; however, it typically appears in infants. Also called contact dermatitis, eczema is actually a group of skin conditions.
Do You Read Labels?
The first ingredient of any product is what makes up the majority of that product. For example if the first ingredient of your cleanser is water, than the majority of your cleanser is nothing but water.
Simple Beauty - 10 Tips that are Free and Easy
It is simple to look and feel more beautiful starting today. You can even put away your pocketbook because these tips are free.
The Benefits of Clip-on Hair Extensions
We all need a change every now and then. From our clothes to the music we listen to, a little bit of variety is great sometimes.
Sexy People Have This: Do You?
Nothing More Sexy than Self ConfidenceWhat you see in the mirror is awesome and the sooner you accept that, the better! I adopted the attitude very early on that I was so incredible that men would swoon and women would be asking for beauty tips and I've carried myself with that attitude my whole life. Even when I wake up with a huge pimple in the middle of my forehead, even when my face puffed up with mental-pause nonsense (menopause, I laugh in your face), even when I do look horrid, I still think I'm the most awesome horrid; if nothing else, I'm the best, always.
What The Heck Are Crowns, Veneers and Implants Anyway?
Dentistry has become a hot topic, as writers across the media spectrum are reaching into our mouths for story ideas. Apparently, the making of a beautiful smile makes good copy.
The Evils of Tanning Beds
OK, so you've had a few days of steady rain, and going to the beach isn't an option. But you're starting to notice your pasty white skin, and you'd like to do something about it.
Finding a Rhinoplasty Surgeon
"Selecting the right surgeon for you is both the fun part and the biggest challenge you'll face when electing to do rhinoplasty. There are several national organizations and many state and local organizations where talented, certified professionals band together to offer the public a safe place to find competent, honest rhinoplasty surgeons.