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Nose Piercing Styles from Different Parts of the World

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Today we want to share with you information about nose piercing styles from different parts of the world.  Noses come in different sizes and shapes, as do the nose piercing styles available in different parts of the world. If you’re looking to get a piercing, the sheer number of styles will amaze you. Here, we would uncover different nose piercing styles, while paying attention to their origin and affiliations with different parts of the world. 

What are Nose Piercings?

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Nose piercing refers to the piercing of the nose to allow for the use of jewelry, known as nose jewelry. After ear piercings and tongue piercings, nose piercings are the third most common type of piercing that is done globally. Having a rich history, it is associated with ancient civilizations in the Middle East and Africa including the Persians, Medians, Babylonians, Assyrians, Ethiopians, etc.

Today, how nose piercings are done has evolved. Take a look for yourself:

Nose Piercing Styles and Jewelry Types

Nostril Piercing Styles Across the World 

Considered to be the most traditional, nostril piercings consist of a single hole made on either side of the nose. It is situated just above the crease where your nostrils emerge from your cheek, with some distance away from the nasal bridge. Examples of jewelry that can be used with it include nose rings, small nose pins, captive ball rings, hoops, nostril screws, etc.

Nose piercings were introduced to India in the 16th century by the Moghul emperors. Also, the Moghul emperors were likely to have spread this norm to Asia, from the Middle East. Since then, this activity has found its way into the culture of Indian girls. As it is said to reduce pains at childbirth, Northern India prefers the piercing at the edge of the left nostrils, while Southern India prefers piercing the edge of the right nostrils. 

This culture was brought into the United States, in large part, in the 1960s by hippies in search of spiritual enlightenment. Till today, nostril piercings are still prominently associated with the Indian culture and are commonly practiced in Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and Bangladesh.

Bridge Piercing Styles Across the World 

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This is essentially a surface piercing as neither the bone nor the cartilage is pierced. Curved barbells are perfect for this kind of piercing. This type of piercing comes with a risk – the hole can easily close as a result of migration – warranting a newer piercing. If this happens, get help to remove the jewelry and get another piercing.

If not thousands of years, this piercing has a long history dating back to hundreds of years. It was first popularized in the Mesoamerican culture of the Aztecs and Mayans. In those days, being cross-eyed was believed to be a sign of beauty. So, since bridge piercings are in the field of your vision, they would turn your eyes inwards; achieving the cross-eyed look. While this is a legend- and its authenticity could be doubted- there are plenty of old statues that agree that bridge piercings were culturally relevant among the Mesoamericans.

Septum Piercings Across the World

This is not an easy one to do because it requires a knowledge of where the septum cartilage begins and ends. You may need guidance from someone who has done it before to get it done. The piercing can be gauged and circular barbells go well with this kind of piercing, as well.

Septum piercings were very popular among Native Americans. Also, the Aztecs, Incans, and Mayans loved septum rings and adorned them with gold and jade, mostly as a form of religious significance. Again, since having a bone through your septum signified a fierce look, warrior cultures- like the Irian Jaya- had affiliations with Septum piercing.

Septril Piercings Across the World

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This is like an advance of the vertical tip piercing. It combines the vertical tip piercing with a gauged septum. Because of what it takes to gauge a septum, it takes years to achieve this kind of piercing and can prove to be extremely painful. It will require two pieces of jewelry; one for the septril hole, and another for the septum. Again, this form of piercing dates back into the Indian culture.

Conclusion

Getting a nose piercing is quite exciting, and it’s becoming more of a social norm too as people that have piercings are experiencing less antagonism and stigma. If you want to get one, go right ahead and choose a style. The style is what will influence what kind of nose jewelry you will need and you can easily get that in a store around you.

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Autumnal Fragrances to Wear all Year Long

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Today we want to share some autumnal fragrances to wear all year long.  Warm temperatures are slowly making room for the colder ones and as soon we feel the slightest chill in the air we tend to reach for the comforting, warmer scents. Autumn fragrances are usually a bit more sweet or spicy, loaded with bergamot, amber and sandalwood and they usually have the staying power perfect for the chilly air. This does not mean these fragrances should stay untouched on your vanity table during the spring or summer. If you thought there are no fresh autumn fragrances that you could use on special occasions throughout the whole year, there most certainly are!

We’ve created a list of perfumes for women and men that will wonderfully complement the upcoming season but will also spice up your outfits on special evening occasions, no matter what the weather is.

The Best Autumn Perfumes for Women

Meet the top 3 fragrances for women that are composed of fruity and zesty notes accompanied in the base by decent comforting ingredients to warm you up during the rainy days.

Yves Saint Laurent Libre

YSL Libre is the timeless fragrance you’ve been looking for. The fragrance opens with the essence from France, dreamy lavender oil, that is beautifully combined with sensual and fresh Moroccan orange blossom in the heart of the scent. The warm twist in the base of the fragrance is composed of vanilla, musk and amber highlighted by woody notes of cedar.

Armani My Way

A floral woody fragrance My Way by Armani is a very contemporary scent that opens with citrus notes of bergamot and orange blossom, followed by tuberose flower that is sourced and hand-picked near Mysore, India. The Indian jasmine in the heart of the fragrance brings an enchanting aroma that will linger on your skin all day long. The white musk and cedar create an intoxicating drydown of the fragrance.

Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium

Autumnal Fragrances to Wear all Year Long

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Black Opium by Yves Saint Laurent can cause true perfume addiction! The fragrance opens with fruity notes of pear, sweet orange blossoms and spicy pink pepper followed by adrenaline-rich coffee and sensual jasmine in the heart of the fragrance. The comforting notes of patchouli, warm vanilla and cedar in the base make this perfume a perfect autumn fragrance.

The Best Autumn Aftershaves for Men

When the morning air is crisp and leaves are turning golden, but you are still into fresh summer scents, explore our list of top 3 perfumes for men that have an autumn twist on their zesty notes.

Mancera Cedrat Boise

A sunny fragrance that combines fresh citrus notes with wood, and leather to create a sensual yet playful composition. The perfume opens with a blend of Sicilian lemon and spices followed by an elegant heart composed of jasmine and patchouli leaves. The drydown is loaded with leather accords, vanilla and oakmoss to add that beautiful autumnal twist.

Azzaro Wanted By Night

Azzaro Wanted By Night brings a very unusual combination of earthy tobacco, cumin and incense with notes of tangerine and cinnamon. It is said the fragrance is a “blend of temptation and masculinity.”

Parfums De Marly Layton Royal Essence

If you love a little bit of luxury, meet this oriental fragrance suitable for both, men and women, that was inspired by the royal court at Versailles. Parfums De Marly Layton Royal Essence opens with fresh bergamot and tangerine aroma followed by a graceful heart of jasmine and geranium. The drydown is composed with an enchanting blend of cardamom, pepper and wood with a secret note of caramelized coffee, that will make you addicted with the first spritz.

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Craving Simplicity in Your Skincare Routine? Try This

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Are you ever curious to know what’s really in your skincare products? You deserve to know what you’re putting on your face every night. If you’re somebody who has an allergy or skin condition, you would understand the same struggle I have of trying to find products that can be applied to sensitive skin. Every time I turn the bottle around to look at the list of one million ingredients, I see words like glycerin, ethylhexyl palmitate, and cocamidopropyl. I don’t mean to be blunt, but what the f*@#! does that mean?

There’s nothing worse than reading the fine print of a beauty bottle and seeing hundreds of fancy words that are not only a little intimidating, but also a little scary. All-in-all, I’m just tired of using products that simply aren’t helping me no matter how hard I try or how often I use them. Say this part with me, “I want to know what I am applying to my face every night, I want to see brands use natural supplements, and I want to be able to read the ingredients in a way that I can understand!” 

In order to keep my frustrations to a minimum, I started doing some research on affordable, natural facial products that will bring some simplicity to my skincare routine. But first, I had to give myself a reality check. Do I really need all of these products that are in my drawer? No more empty bottles and no more free testers— we are cleansing more than just our skin today. Say goodbye to all the products you’re keeping around because you (and I quote) “think you might use one day.” Girl, get rid of it. 

Harsh love comes with a piping hot side of reality, so truly I am sorry to be the one who has to give it to you. The truth is, you don’t need all of those lotions (even if they were on sale, *insert heart breaking emoji*). After stage one is complete, you get to move onto stage two, research. Lucky for you, I’ve taken it upon myself to do the hard part for you. Here are the best natural and organic makeup and skincare brands I’ve found so far. 

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Milk Makeup has been a favorite of mine for years. I love how they spell out in digestible terms for their customers exactly what’s in their products, while heavily emphasizing they’re a vegan brand. This Vegan Milk Moisturizer has four main ingredients; Desert Milk, Fig Milk, Oat Milk, and Argan Milk. I guess now I know why they call it Milk Makeup! 

 

100% PURE Beauty has a complete line of natural fruit pigmented makeup, wellness, skincare, hair and body products. Their Puristry Flower Water Toner is natural, vegan, gluten free, and cruelty free. Its main ingredients like rose water, witch hazel, and calendula reduce irritation and inflammation, all while balancing your oil control. 

The last brand I am going to show you is Tula. This Tula Milk Cleanser does wonders for people who experience dry patches and itchy skin because it contains a very special ingredient called Colloidal Oatmeal, which soothes your skin and helps retain its moisture. Tula also has a section on their website where you can find what products and ingredients work best for you based on your personal skin concerns. Take the skin quiz here!

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Beauty Industry to Lose $175 Billion USD in Revenue Due to COVID-19

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Consumer behavior has changed significantly as the use of beauty products has drastically declined. Data acquired by Fraicheur.com indicates that for the first time in decades, the beauty industry is set to lose $175 billion USD in 2020. 

Changing consumer habits reduce revenue for almost all beauty products

Beauty IndustryFrom the data, it is clear that COVID-19 has greatly changed the beauty habits of every customer. Due to work from home becoming the new norm, the use of skincare and makeup products experienced a significant decline of 20%. Personal care products are faring slightly better with only a 3% reduction in overall use.

As a large part of the beauty industry’s customers continue working from home, hope for complete recovery is slim. Data has shown that 90% of women use little to no makeup while at home which has greatly cut into spending on beauty products. As long as social activities continue to decline, a return to previous levels of consumption is unlikely.

Fraicheur CEO, Ingrida Cerniauskaite, said:

“COVID-19’s impact on the beauty industry is undeniable. Our acquired data shows that we are looking at a rare loss of revenue. Yet, there is hope in the online market. As our customers move towards shopping online, so should our businesses. With enough innovation and adaptation, we can greatly lessen the blow dealt by COVID-19 to our beloved industry.”

A chance for recovery seems to lie online. Innovative beauty solutions for the internet age might be able to hasten the recovery of the industry.

Read the full story with statistics here: https://faceiceglobes.com/blogs/news/beauty-industry-to-lose-175-billion-usd-in-revenue-due-to-covid-19 

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3 Celeb Tricks To Youthify Your Skin

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Today we want to share 3 celeb tricks to youthify your skin. Celebrities are the envy of all who look upon them – and not just because they are rich, famous and successful.  We love celebrities, we follow their lives, their ups and downs, and their careers as they navigate being famous in an increasingly voyeuristic world. One thing we love to search for in our celebrity favorites is their skincare routines. Vogue’s Beauty Secrets series gave us a sneak peak into the everyday routines of celebrity women, but still left us wondering: “How do they do it?” We splash out on expensive moisturizers, toners, serums and exfoliates. What’s the secret? In this article you will find three tried and true celeb tricks which will give you the youthful celebrity glow you have always dreamed of. 

1. Water, Water, Water

Tricks To Youthify Your Skin

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Everybody on earth knows that drinking water is good for you. That’s a given. But according to celebrities whose skin radiates a gorgeous glow, water is also an amazing beauty secret which is easy to accomplish. The legendary singer and beauty idol Beyoncé told Vogue, ‘I try to take care of myself, drinking at least a gallon of water with lemon a day,’ after she gave birth to her first child, Blue Ivy. If Beyoncé declares it, all should agree: water is amazing for your skin. Other celebrities who swear by drinking water include Cameron Diaz and Jane Fonda. Rock it, ladies!

So what do the experts say? Celebrity “fads” have had their day in the sun, but nowadays, it is all about doing things for your body that are backed up by science, not just Instagram ads. According to Healthline, drinking water is important for good skin health because your skin, the largest organ in your body, is made up of water-filled cells. If these cells become dehydrated, your skin can appear dry, sunken and cracked. If the cells are sufficiently hydrated every day, your skin is more likely to appear firm, bouncy and glowy. So there you have it!

2. Facial Massage

Good skin isn’t just about having expensive skincare, like some may think. Of course, water drinking comes into it – but what else do our celebrity favorites have up their sleeves? One celeb secret which is a great way to cost-effectively boost your skin health is facial massage. Now you’re probably thinking, ‘I can’t afford a facial every damn week!’ – but facial massage doesn’t have to be done by a beauty therapist.

There are facial massagers which can be purchased for home-use, which are hailed as vital for glorious skin by celebs such as Emily Ratajkowski and Jennifer Aniston, but these are usually priced pretty highly for your average consumer. However, other forms of facial massage which require only your fingers and a bit of practice, can offer a cost-effective alternative to these. Facial massage stimulates the circulation in your face, helping your cells to heal, become less blemished and more youthful and firm. You can learn the art of facial massage from beauty therapists on YouTube!

Of course, facial massage isn’t just about reducing your wrinkles, it’s also great for your health. Many of us hold tension in our facial muscles without even realizing, so a daily rub of the forehead and jaw muscles can help loosen those knots and unwind after a long day at work. 

Tricks To Youthify Your Skin3. Subtle Cosmetic Surgery

We’ve all seen badly implemented cosmetic surgeries and shuddered, right? Some celebs have, unfortunately, gone down the path of extreme plastic surgery which have left them looking strangely plastic-ified. If that isn’t the look for you, there are ways to undergo very subtle, youthful cosmetic procedures which won’t make you look like a doll. 

Many celebrities who are touted as being stunning natural beauties have actually undergone very subtle cosmetic surgeries which have enhanced their natural ‘look’ without being obvious. Examples of these subtle changes are nose procedures, facelift surgery and lip enhancements which do not change the integral structure of the face but enhance the shape which is already there, contributing to a youthful, natural beauty look. If you are searching for subtle cosmetic surgeries, it’s a great idea to research well-reputed surgeons in your area who are willing to discuss your needs. 

Ultimately, celebrities’ whole job is to look amazing every day – so we can’t feel too bad about not matching their crazy standards. That being said, we all want to look our best on a daily basis, and with these helpful steps, you could be one step closer to a youthful, celebrity glow which has heads turning left and right!

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An Exclusive Guide to Hair Extensions

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Today we want to provide you with an exclusive guide to hair extensions.  If you are new to hair extensions, then they may seem a little overwhelming at first, but we promise there is nothing to fear! In fact, they can produce a special kind of hair magic; transforming your hair from short, blunt-cut bobs, to long mermaid-like, bouncy locks in minutes.

In case you still need some convincing, we’ve put together a guide on all things hair extensions, so you have all the information you need to know when it comes to application and upkeep. With some handy tips from us, you will be swishing those locks around in no time!

Get Familiar With The Different Types

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Depending on what you want and what type of hair you have, there are a complete variety of hair extensions for different needs. It’s important to know this before diving into the crazy world of hair extensions.

Tape-ins are the first type to mention. These extensions are glued (or “taped”) to either side of your hair strands and can only be removed by a professional with specific glue remover. They are loved because they are one of the longer-lasting options available; the glue is heated to essentially melt and attach to your real hair at the roots.

Clip-ins are another type of hair extensions. These are great for switching up your hairstyle for special occasions, or even day by day if you wanted. They are clipped in and removed at home before you sleep. The hair strands are clipped in at the root of your hair and are the best if you like to switch up your style often.

Micro-loop or micro-link extensions use much smaller strands of hair when being applied. Your hair is pulled through a loop, bonded to the hair extension, and then clamped together with pliers.

Sew-ins (weaves) is the last type to consider. This is done when the natural hair is braided and then the extensions are sewn into the braids. It works best with thicker hair, which is stronger and has more grip than thinner hair.

Deciding On Your Hair Extensions:

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Apart from what type of hair extensions you want, you need to decide on the color and whether you want human hair or synthetic. The color you choose should be as close to your real hair as possible to make it look the most natural, of course. A good tip is to look at the hair extensions’ color in natural light as you will be able to see the true shade then.

When faced with the choice of going with human hair or synthetic, the former is typically the best. Human hair extensions will last longer than synthetic, will look more natural, and have a better quality in general. Additionally, styling human hair is a lot easier too.

What To Do And What Not To Do

There are a few guidelines that you should keep in mind when getting your hair extensions. You must continue to brush your hair before you shower and sleep with it in a loose braid or ponytail. In terms of washing the extensions, choosing a silicone-free shampoo is important.

Natural products are definitely the way to go when it comes to hair extensions care. For conditioner, applying only to the lower half and tips of the hair is recommended. Leave the conditioner to soak for about 3-5 minutes for that extra silkiness.

Don’t go to bed with wet hair because this can create bad tangles in the extensions, leaving you struggling the next day. Avoid this at all costs! And lastly, remember that your natural hair sheds, so a few hair extensions will too. Don’t panic – it’s normal!

The important thing is to have fun with hair extensions and maintain a good upkeep routine. This will help you get the most out of your hair extensions and leave you with longer locks for longer.

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How to Elevate your Makeup to Stand Out

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Glitter in makeup is nothing new but shows like Euphoria generated a makeup movement that encourages creativity and individuality. Doniella Davy is the makeup artists behind the show’s iconic looks. Her looks incorporate glitter, crystals, bright colors, unique eyeliner, and geometric designs. Whether you are just beginning or are more advanced, your makeup can be bold. Here are five makeup tips to elevate your everyday makeup that will make you stand out.

1. Colored Mascara

Colored Mascara is a fun way to add a pop of color to the eyes. If you want the look to be more subtle, apply the mascara only to the bottom lashes. To make the look bolder, apply mascara to both the top and bottom lashes. Colourpop sells a variety of bright colors to choose from that will make your eye color stand out.

 2. Neon Monochrome

Monochromatic looks are typical for the fall season. To elevate this classic look, try using a neon color like hot pink, coral, or red. Use the same color shade for the eyes, cheeks, and lips. Try a product like e.l.f Cosmetics Monochromatic Multi Stick. This product can be used on all areas of the face. Apply the cream-based product to the eyes, cheeks and lips, then apply a powder-based product over the eyes and cheeks to enhance the color.

3. Stenciling

Makeup stencils are a great way to create patterns and designs on your face (like a temporary tattoo). If you don’t have a makeup stencil, get out the sticker booklet! Use stickers to create the reverse effect of stencils. It’s important to first place the sticker on the back of your hand and then apply it to the area on the face you wish to pattern. This is to remove excess glue from the sticker, so there is less chance of irritation on your face. Once applied to the face, use powder, liquid or cream products and pat over the sticker. Blend and diffuse the makeup. Remove the sticker and voilà! You should be left with the sticker design framed by makeup.

4. Drawn-On Eyelashes

Drawn-on eyelashes were made popular in the 60’s by iconic mod supermodel Twiggy. She would draw eyelashes on her bottom lash line to emphasis her large doe-eyes. To get the Twiggy effect, use a black liner (liquid, gel or pencil can work) and simply draw flicked out hair-like strokes underneath your real eyelashes. The goal is to create an illusion of full bottom lashes, so the application does not need to be perfect. You can be as dramatic as you like! If you want to take this look further, take eyeliner and draw a thick black line in the crease of your eyelid. This will emphasize deep set eyelids. Finish the look with a couple coats of volumizing mascara to both the top and bottom lashes.

 5. Bleached Brows

Bleached brows became popular after being featured on the runway shows of Valentino, Prada, Givenchy, and Alexander Wang. This look is for anyone daring enough to try it! Bleached brows will highlight your eye color and emphasize your bone structure. If you’re trying to make yourself look more edgy, bleach brows will do it. But always use caution when applying strong chemicals, especially around the eye area.

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Clean Skincare Routine While on a Budget

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Prevent acne, wrinkles, and keep your skin hydrated with a good clean skincare routine. And, do it on a budget! Finding good products that don’t break the bank is challenging. Below is a carefully curated list of skincare products that will help your skin and save you money. Your initial skincare regimen should focus on three products: Face Wash, Moisturizer, and Sunscreen. You can add more products – toners, masks, and serums – as you become more knowledgeable about your skin. To help avoid unwanted side effects, you should perform a patch test before applying product to your face. 

Face Wash 

This may surprise you, but makeup wipes should never be used. They are super irritating to the skin, leave products on the face, and are wasteful. Instead, use the double cleanse method. Use an oil-based cleanser and then follow up with a water-based cleanser. Oil-based cleansers easily break down makeup, sunscreen and dirt. However, an oil-based formulated face wash is different than an oil such as olive oil or coconut oil because oil-based cleansers contain emulsifiers. Emulsifiers allow oil to mix with water. Washing with a water-based cleanser will remove the oil-based cleanser.

Oil-Based Cleanser
Water-Based Cleanser

Toner 

Finding a good toner is tricky. Denatured Alcohol is the main ingredient in many toners which can strip and irritate your skin. Avoid witch hazel because of its stripping effect. Apply toner after washing your face by pouring product into your hands and patting into the skin. 

Exfoliating Face Mask 

Dermatologists recommend the use of chemical exfoliants and are against physical exfoliants. Chemical exfoliants eliminate excess dead skin cells and promote cell turnover. Physical exfoliants cause microtears, irritation, and long-term skin damage. The most commonly used chemical exfoliants are Glycolic Acid, Salicylic Acid, and Lactic Acid. Use these products with care and attention; they are strong acids and if you are not careful can burn the skin. When using these products, make sure to wear SPF in the sun. If you have sensitive skin, use extra caution when using strong chemical exfoliants. Remember to always do a patch test! 

Clay Face Mask

Clay ingredients are good for their ability to cleanse clogged pores and prevent acne breakouts caused by oil.

Serum 

Either apply serums separately before moisturizer, or mix different serums together in the hand with moisturizer and then apply it to the skin.

Moisturizer 

Moisturizer helps keep your skin plump and youthful. Everyone should be moisturizing their face. Skipping moisturizer can actually make your skin oilier!

SPF 

Everyone should wear sunscreen every day! Even if it is cloudy outside the sun’s radiation still penetrates the skin.  SPF blocks both UVA and UVB sun radiation that cause premature aging and skin cancer. These sunscreens don’t leave a greasy finish, white cast, and are reef safe!

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Fall Beauty and Fall Fashion Shopping Deals

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Today we want to share some amazing fall fashion shopping deals with you.  Many of us get the amazing pleasure of experience all 4 seasons but almost all of us get to experience the fall.  Leaves turning orange and falling off the tree and a cooler crisp air are typical characteristics that come to mind when thinking of the fall.  The fall is also the perfect time to update your wardrobe and take advantage of some amazing deals and discounts to help you keep warm while looking your best.  This is what we were able to dig up for the best fall beauty and fall fashion deals.

Gap

Who doesn’t love shopping at the Gap.  It’s only been around since like…..forever.  We came across these fall fashion Gap coupons that you can take advantage of immediately.  They are offering so many discounts that we couldn’t help but to share them with you first.  Hurry fast if you want to take advantage of 30% off promo code which ends soon.  How about an extra 50% off Sale Styles.  If you find something that isn’t on sale, don’t worry.  You can still get 40% off full price items.  How awesome is that?  As if that isn’t enough, the are offering a Labor Day deal where you can also get 40% off.  The last Gap coupon we wanted to tell you about was FREE SHIPPING on orders over $50.  This also includes free returns on all orders. 

BH Cosmetics

Just when we thought these fall fashion and beauty deals couldn’t get any better, we ran across this amazing BH Cosmetics coupon.  Drum roll please.  They are offering up to 75% off your favorite lippies, brushes and palettes.  If that isn’t enough there is another BH Cosmetics coupon offering up to 65% off on selected items.  For those that aren’t familiar with BH Cosmetics, they are all about offering quality cruelty-free cosmetics at an affordable price. Here are a few 5 star comments from current customers about their latest fall fashion shopping deals and purchases.

  • “Because I found everything that I love”
  • “Smooth and easy transaction”
  • Wow !!! These are SUPER
  • I loved this blush! It became one of my favorites

Nordstrom

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We didn’t forget about all of you Nordstrom fans.  Nordstrom Rack is famous for offering the most stylish clothes at the best prices.  We set out on a mission to find the best Nordstrom Rack coupon and that is exactly what we did. We stumbled upon a bunch of incredible fall beauty and fashion deals but he best Nordstrom Rack coupon we found included a one that offers up to 80% off of women’s shoes.  Another hot blowout offer is a coupon for up to 75% off men’s styles.  This is perfect for anyone birthday shopping or looking looking for a sweet deal on select men’s brands.  Additional coupons include:

  • Up to 60% off Top Denim Brands. + Earn 1% Cash Back
  • Skin Care Starting at $10. + Earn 1% Cash Back
  • Over 79% off Women’s Clearance Jeans and Denim. + Earn 1% Cash Back
  • Kids’ Sneakers Now: $35 and Under. + Earn 1% Cash Back

To help you stay cozy this fall, Nordstrom Rack is offering up to 70% off women’s lounge and cozy styles that include hoodies, slippers, sweatpants, pull-overs and move.  Shop today in order to take advantage of these fall fashion shopping deals.

Macy’s

We couldn’t leave out Macy’s.  It’s one of the most popular department stores ever and first opened back in 1858.  Macy’s currently has a lot of really great coupons but most are time sensitive.  This makes sense because Labor Day is this weekend which is why the best Macy’s coupon we found is the Labor Day Event coupon where you can get up to 65% off your order.  You can save some big bucks with this Macy’s coupon. 

As most of you know Labor Day is a day to celebrate the achievements of American workers.  This is celebrated by giving them some amazing discounts.  This is the perfect time to upgrade your wardrobe for the fall, grab some school supplies and even discounted summer stock that hasn’t moved yet.  We hope you enjoyed our list of fall beauty and fashion deals.  There are 100’s of coupons for everyone. 

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Why You Should Practice Cosmetic Dermatology

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Today we want to tell you why you should practice cosmetic dermatology.  Everyone wants their skin to look nice and presentable at all times. Having a damaged, dull skin can negatively impact your overall life, sometimes without notice. Small skin imperfections, though often unnoticed or simply ignored by most, can make a big difference to your skin.

Cosmetic Dermatology

Noticeable skin imperfections can lower your confidence level even when meeting new people or make you uncomfortable among your friends. However, solutions to regular skin problems have been found which makes having such skin conditions not as daunting. The invention and usage of cosmetic dermatology have provided a viable way of skin reclamation, thanks to laser technology. Laser equipment has been widely used for skin rejuvenation and skin cancer treatment. Thanks to cosmetic dermatology, individuals with skin conditions can now enjoy benefits such as:

Reduces scars on the skin

Even though your skin may appear healthy, scars can cause a texture change or discoloration that may detract from your general appearance. Acne scars are usually a pain in this regard since they usually appear in groups which make them look even worse. With skin and cosmetic laser treatments, however, you get to achieve a healthy, even skin. Therefore, should you have rough skin that you need to take be taken care of, you should not worry at all. A visit to your dermatologist will surely solve your problems. 

Makes the skin appear younger

Skin treatment activities can make your skin look even younger than it is. When your skin is tightened and use Botox to smooth your wrinkles, among other techniques, the result usually is a more youthful look. This look can last for a significant period. 

Hides spider veins

Having spider veins sticking out from your skin can look quite rough and make you feel uncomfortable thereby lowering your expectations. With cosmetic laser treatment, you can eliminate the spider veins. This method is useful for eliminating varicose veins as well. 

Gives your skin a healthy glow 

Skin treatment procedures such as chemical peels and skin peels usually help in getting rid of the outermost layers of dead skin which expose the healthy skin underneath. Consequently, your skin will appear more vibrant and healthier the moment you undergo one of these treatments. 

Enhances your confidence

Cosmetic dermatology usually results in having better skin which will help to raise your self-esteem. Having smooth, healthy, and clear skin can make you feel better about yourself. This enhances your confidence and can improve how you relate with other people. Besides, it may improve your outlook on life in general. 

Conclusion

The largest organ of the body is the human skin. It is usually exposed to a lot of chemicals and other environmental factors that may damage it. Therefore, it is important to ensure that your skin is properly cared for to improve its health. There exists a variety of skin and cosmetic laser treatments that can be used to fix any problems that you may have regarding your skin. Visit your dermatologist today and give your skin the care it deserves.

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How to Make Your Face More Attractive

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Today, we are going to share some useful tips on how to make your face more attractive.  You can’t make an unforgettable first impression if your appearance isn’t in order. Disheveled clothes or dirty fingernails are the easiest way to come across as messy and unorganized.

But what about your face? Americans spend around $845 million each year on facelifts.   Is the investment in looking more attractive worth it? The short answer is yes.  Check out this guide on how to make your face more attractive so you reap endless benefits of beauty.

Why a Better Looking Face Matters

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Being attractive is worth more than you think. People who are beautiful are more likely to make a positive first impression which gives them an advantage during job interviews or when networking.

Smithsonian Magazine points out that men who look poised and attractive can expect to earn around 13 percent more during his career than their peers. Research shows that people who are good looking are also more likely to be hired during a recession.

So why does society favor the beautiful? One reason is confidence.

It’s been proven that beautiful people are happier than their less attractive counterparts. This happiness exudes as self-confidence which makes attractive people also more likely to pursue opportunities than those without confidence.

The Science of Beauty

Believe it or not, beauty isn’t just in the eyes of the beholder. There’s a science behind why we think certain people look pretty or handsome.

Facial attractiveness, or how a person looks, drives our biological reproductive instincts. People with a pretty face draw others to them creating more connections.  So, what is it about a person’s face that makes him or her ‘attractive’? Some people believe it’s the golden ratio created by the Ancient Greeks of 1:1.618.

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According to the HuffPost, the ideal ratio is when the distance between your eyes and mouth measures about 36 percent of the length of your whole face. The distance between your eyes should measure about 46 percent of the width of your face.  These percentages make your face look more average and symmetrical. The more average your features, like the size of your nose, the more attractive you’ll look.

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Another thing that helps a face appear more attractive is more dramatic masculine or feminine features. For example, features that are specific to women like full lips or larger eyes can make them seem more attractive to the opposite sex.  In contrast, square jawlines might make a man appear more attractive. These are features that can be enhanced with both temporary and permanent procedures. 

How to Make Your Face More Attractive

What are your options to have a better-looking face? Women have far more options than men when it comes to looking more attractive.  Here are some of the ways you can make your face look more attractive.

Makeup

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One of the easiest ways to change your facial appearance is by using makeup. There are advanced products on the market that allow you to apply makeup in a way that makes your nose, eyes, and mouth look better proportioned.

You can achieve that magic 36 percent ratio with the amount of foundation and concealer you use. The only downside is that you need to learn makeup application in order to get the benefits.

Your daily morning routine might also take twice as much time to get the desired results. Plan to a longer evening routine to safely remove the makeup from your face.

Haircuts

Another easy way to change your appearance is through a haircut. People with longer faces might look dramatically more beautiful with bangs, for example.

The bangs help shorten the length of their faces making it look more average. Average features tend to look more attractive than dramatic facial proportions.  Haircuts are a great option for men since they don’t have many makeup options available to help transform their appearances. Hairstyling is also an option for both men and women.

Consult with a professional stylist on your color and style options to give your face more symmetry to balance out

your features. If you want to draw attention away from your ears, for example, it might be a great idea to try a center part.  Styling your hair so that it frames your face and blocks your ears makes your face see more average, and more attractive. Men with wider faces can try longer sideburns to help narrow their head shape.

Shorter sideburns have the opposite effect on men with slender faces. Women with longer faces can sport hairstyles with a long front.  An example is a side-swept ponytail or hair cut into layers. The effect is a slightly wider, more square face which is more visually pleasing.

Plastic Surgery

If you want to know how to make your face more attractive permanently, talk to a plastic surgeon. Many plastic surgery centers offer free consultations so you can see your options for enhancing the features in your face.

If you’re using the attractiveness ratio, it can mean reduces any features on your face that look too dramatic like your nose or ears. The exception is with features that are traditionally considered masculine or feminine.

For example, a woman might plump up her lips to have a softer more alluring appearance. Surgery centers can also help with things like permanent makeup and skin treatments.  Getting permanent makeup is one of the simplest ways to avoid long morning routines when applying makeup.

Easy Ways to Look Pretty

This guide on how to make your face more attractive isn’t a finite list. There are nuances that impact the way we view beauty based on where we live, our age and cultural norms.

Aim for a healthy self-confidence to reap the rewards of looking attractive. Beautiful people may attract higher pay but partly because they give off strong self-assurance that makes others gravitate towards them.

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5 Reasons Why Your Skin Is Showing Signs of Aging: Can It Be Reversed?

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Today we want to share 5 reasons why your skin is showing signs of aging.  Skin aging is influenced by both intrinsic and extrinsic factors. While some consumers are more genetically predisposed to early aging than others, everyone is also subject to the consequences of their lifestyle choices, and even those who avoid activities known to induce rapid skin aging will eventually start looking their age. Those who want to put off the inevitable for as long as possible can read on to find out about five causes of skin aging and what to do about them.

  1. Collagen Breakdown
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Consumers’ skin begins to lose collagen while they are still quite young—before most even start to experience signs of skin aging. However, the process accelerates as people age, with post-menopausal women experiencing an incredible 40% loss of collagen during the first few years of menopause. That doesn’t mean all hope is lost, though. There are plenty of products and supplements available to help reduce collagen loss and even reverse it.

The most important step to take is to find a high-quality lotion that will protect against collagen loss. Women can find cbd lotion online and incorporate it into their skincare regimes alongside other products intended to reverse the visual signs of aging. Consider incorporating topicals high in vitamin C and E and retinoids to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, and don’t forget to wear sunscreen. Remember that, while intrinsic aging can’t be prevented, consumers willing to invest the time and effort can wage successful wars against extrinsic aging to keep their skin looking younger for longer.

  1. Sun Exposure
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Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light accounts for around 90% of premature skin aging and damage, including skin cancer. Put simply, spending too much time in the sun is harmful to the skin. It causes what is known as photoaging, which occurs slowly over the course of years to produce undesirable cumulative results.

With each unprotected exposure to the sun, the skin loses more of its ability to repair itself. This allows damage, including collagen and elastin breakdown, to accumulate over time, and sun-exposed skin develops wrinkles and becomes loose or leathery.

The best way to avoid UV light damage to the skin is to stay out of the sun during the brightest times of the day. Health-conscious consumers should also make a point of applying sunscreen every time they go outside for more than a few minutes, even if it’s cloudy out or the weather isn’t very hot. The sun can still cause damage on cloudy days.

  1. Free Radical Damage

Free radicals are tiny, highly reactive molecules that can cause damage to many cells in the body, including skin cells. They do their damage by bonding to other atoms or molecules, which results in oxidative stress. Oxidative stress weakens cells and tissues, causing premature skin damage.

The problem is, free radicals are everywhere. They can be found in foods, medicines, water, and the air, and are even produced by the body as a byproduct of metabolism. Some of the most common causes of excessive oxidative stress include air pollution, UV radiation, poor nutrition, smoking, drinking alcohol, and exposure to pesticides. Consumers can limit their exposure to free radicals through lifestyle choices like quitting smoking and drinking and wearing sunscreen, but they can’t eliminate it entirely.

The best way to protect against oxidative stress is to consume plenty of antioxidants. These compounds can be found in food, supplements, and skincare products. They work by binding to free radicals, preventing them from causing damage to healthy cells. When looking for new skincare products, supplements, or foods to incorporate into a healthy diet, look for antioxidants like vitamin C, vitamin E, turmeric, green tea extract, sea buckthorn, and astaxanthin.

  1. Inflammation
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Inflammation is a natural process that protects the body against pathogens like bacteria and viruses and initiates the tissue healing process. In the short term, it’s a healthy defense mechanism against chemicals, pollutants, and pathogens. When inflammation becomes chronic, though, it can become a serious problem.

Chronic inflammation contributes to skin sensitivity, redness, and irritation. It also promotes premature skin aging. When exposed to a triggering stimulus, skin cells produce inflammatory hormones known as cytokines and chemokines. These hormones can cause vasodilation or activate nerve cells. They also trigger immune cells to migrate to the skin, where they produce even more inflammatory hormones, free radicals, and chemicals, all of which can cause further damage.

Those with chronic inflammation problems have a few options for treating them. They can investigate synthetic immunosuppressive drugs, or they can purchase botanically based products that harness the power of nature to fight inflammation. Curcumin, found in turmeric, is one of the most effective botanical compounds for treating skin inflammation. Other helpful compounds include quercetin, found in apples; epigallocatechin gallate, found in green tea; bisabolol, found in chamomile; and resveratrol, found in wine.

  1. Glycation

Glycation reduces the ability of the skin’s proteins to function normally, so it is strongly associated with extrinsic aging. It occurs when the body produces excess glucose molecules, usually after eating sugar, which binds to collagen and elastin to create a chemical bridge between the proteins. The glycated fibers become rigid, leading to cracked, thin skin associated with premature aging.

The best way to avoid glycation is to reduce sugar intake. When consumers eat less sugar, their bodies produce fewer glucose molecules. It’s most important to avoid refined sugars, but even natural sugars found in honey, maple syrup, agave, and many fruits can also be harmful when consumed in large quantities. Those concerned about their skin need to balance consuming plenty of antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables with monitoring sugar intake.

The Bottom Line

While genetics play a role in determining how consumers’ skin will age, extrinsic factors like sun exposure, diet, air pollution, and lifestyle choices all have a much stronger link to premature aging. That’s good news since it means that consumers can take steps to effectively reduce the visible signs of aging and keep their skin looking its best without expensive medical interventions.

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