10 BAD HAIRS ADVICES

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  1. Cut your hair yourself :

It can be tempting to cut your bangs yourself when you don’t want to wait until your next haircut appointment.

Different methods you find on the internet can be risky, so be careful !

 

  1. Using lemon to lighten you hair without damaging it

Usually we think that using naturals products is better for our hair but it’s not always the case.

You may end up with a lot of damage using lemon juice to lighten your hair

3. Don’t worry about accessories :

Just like we change our toothbrushes without waiting until it is broken or worn out.
It’s important to clean all our accessories and change our hairbrush.

4. The hair can support a lot of heat without protection

The heat and the sun are the enemies of the hair. However, if we want to use the hot tools we have to follow this advice :

  • We should not use a hair dryer, straightener or curling iron too regularly.
  • We should always use protective spray

5. Brush the hair when it is wet

We should refrain from touching our hair when it is wet as becomes more sensitive and prone to breakage

6. The ponytails and buns don’t damage the hairs

To have hair flying in our face is really annoying…

Ponytails and buns can harm the hair causing breakage and growth can be affected.

7. Hair is affected by what we eat

If we miss a meal, our bodies suffer and in the end, surprisingly it takes a toll on our hair as well.

 8. Properly detangling you hair.

When we are pressed for time we grab the brush to detangle quickly but it’s not always the best solution.

If we have knots, the least painful way to remove them is to start at the bottom of the hair and work our way up

9. Dry shampoo shouldnt be used in moderation

Today, dry shampoo has recently become a big trend. We have to remember to use it carefully as it can cause residue left on the hair, even after its washed, so this can lead to damage.

10. The sun doesnt damage the hair

Whether at the beach or in the city, we should take care of our hair after sun exposure, using a repair mask after each sunny day.

 

 

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5 BEAUTY STAR SECRETS :

These 5 beauty stars inspire us and thanks to them, we can view on screen their how they look, but sometimes we are surprised when they talk of their beauty secrets.

Here are some of their odd yet revealed beauty secrets?

  1.  Suki Waterhouse 

The girlfriend of Bradley Cooper advises that for her to have beautiful wavy hair, she drinks a lot Coke. In the magazine US weekly, She explained that by drinking coke her hair became more disheveled, less calm and more volume.

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  1. Lady Gaga :

Can be as oddly unique as a performer as she is in her personal life. To remove her make up she uses adhesive tape. It’s not something to be  practiced and the skin doesn’t really appreciate this.

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  1. Jennifer Lopez :

The JLo secret to staying slim, she claims sniffing grapefruit oil at 20 minute intervals helps her to reduce the feeling of hunger.

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  1. Sandra Bullock

The actress uses an anti-Hemorrhoid cream under the eyes to reduce the dark circles and puffiness. This actually does work but do not apply too close to the eye itself.

Sandra Bullock arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.  (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

  1. Jennifer Love Hewitt :

The actress uses toothpaste to fight against breakouts and pimples. It’s not the best solution as it can burn the skin and create some redness.

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What do you do about Dry skin ?

Today, we have the honor to publish an article written by Cassie Brewer.

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This pretty woman with natural redhead, is a makeup artist, attended Make-up Designory School, Burbank in 2011.

Does makeup for independent shorts weddings fashion shows and parties. Cassie enjoys traveling, and dreams of residing in the South of France.

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Cassie’s Guest Blog Post:

Dry skin that’s rough, flaky and chafing can be uncomfortable and unsightly. What do you do about dry skin?

Sunlight and heat both contribute to your skin’s overall quality and dryness: tanning can lead to chapped skin that leads to ashiness. Drinking enough water is also important for keeping your skin cells healthy and hydrated. Dry skin can also be genetic \, or a result of your genes, like hair color or nose shape.

Having dry skin does not have to be a stress causing event, nor does it have to be costly to fix. In fact, you may be able to treat your dry skin at home.

Natural

While seeing a dermatologist can usually help persistent problems, it also means more time and over-medicating. Going to a doctor means medicated creams, pills, or other treatments. Using store-bought products is like choosing a cure out of an array of seemingly equal products. Either of these options can be a guessing game complete with repeated expenses or a long waiting period for doctor’s appointments.

Natural ingredients mean less guessing on what will work. Just as fruits and vegetables are what we consider to be healthy and fulfilling for our bodies in terms of sustenance, these things and more can be beneficial to other areas of our body, like the skin. Using a homemade remedy can often cure minor aches and pains, and it’s a delightful surprise when something so simple solves these problems without a doctor’s note.

Making your own skin treatments is great if you’re suffering more occasional dry skin or during cold weather seasons. Habitual dry skin can be rooted in a more persistent problem like ecsema or psoriasis that are extreme cases.

Whole Foods

Using whole foods can be a great restorative choice as well as healthy for your diet. Natural items still contain many of the vitamins, minerals, and nutrients contained in skincare products without the excess chemicals or processing.

Natural sources of ingredients sourced from sustainable or GMO-free locations is a great way to start when it comes to homemade recipes. Choosing organic as well limits your skin’s exposure to any harmful pesticides or GMOs used in treating farm plants to bring a load to the table. Make your own skin treatments out of combination of a variety of items that help with dry skin and its effects:

  • Avocado
  • Honey
  • Lemons
  • Milk
  • Oatmeal
  • Banana
  • Egg yolk or white

Mash up your ingredients to form a paste, and add a small amount of water so that the ingredients blend together. Bathe or wash beforehand and  be sure your face clean and dry before applying the mixture. Once applied, let the masque sit until dry before removing. For a deep moisturizing effect, leave on all night.

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Image courtesy of Shutterstock

Perks of using these sources is that your skin gets treated to a host of vitamins and minerals that are also of noticeable benefit as well. For example, contributing citrus fruit into your recipe gives you greater sources of vitamin C, which promote skin brightening and elasticity.

Take a little time to take care of your skin with natural remedies. Say goodbye to dry skin with treatments right out of your kitchen.

Dry skin that’s rough, flaky and chafing can be uncomfortable and unsightly. What do you do about dry skin?

Sunlight and heat both contribute to your skin’s overall quality and dryness: tanning can lead to chapped skin that leads to ashiness. Drinking enough water is also important for keeping your skin cells healthy and hydrated. Dry skin can also be genetic \, or a result of your genes, like hair color or nose shape.

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Image courtesy of Shutterstock

Having dry skin does not have to be a stress causing event, nor does it have to be costly to fix. In fact, you may be able to treat your dry skin at home.

Natural

While seeing a dermatologist can usually help persistent problems, it also means more time and over-medicating. Going to a doctor means medicated creams, pills, or other treatments. Using store-bought products is like choosing a cure out of an array of seemingly equal products. Either of these options can be a guessing game complete with repeated expenses or a long waiting period for doctor’s appointments.

Natural ingredients mean less guessing on what will work. Just as fruits and vegetables are what we consider to be healthy and fulfilling for our bodies in terms of sustenance, these things and more can be beneficial to other areas of our body, like the skin. Using a homemade remedy can often cure minor aches and pains, and it’s a delightful surprise when something so simple solves these problems without a doctor’s note.

shutterstock_146023079.jpg

Image courtesy of Shutterstock

Making your own skin treatments is great if you’re suffering more occasional dry skin or during cold weather seasons. Habitual dry skin can be rooted in a more persistent problem like ecsema or psoriasis that are extreme cases.

Whole Foods

Using whole foods can be a great restorative choice as well as healthy for your diet. Natural items still contain many of the vitamins, minerals, and nutrients contained in skincare products without the excess chemicals or processing.

Natural sources of ingredients sourced from sustainable or GMO-free locations is a great way to start when it comes to homemade recipes. Choosing organic as well limits your skin’s exposure to any harmful pesticides or GMOs used in treating farm plants to bring a load to the table. Make your own skin treatments out of combination of a variety of items that help with dry skin and its effects:

  • Avocado
  • Honey
  • Lemons
  • Milk
  • Oatmeal
  • Banana
  • Egg yolk or white

Mash up your ingredients to form a paste, and add a small amount of water so that the ingredients blend together. Bathe or wash beforehand and  be sure your face clean and dry before applying the mixture. Once applied, let the masque sit until dry before removing. For a deep moisturizing effect, leave on all night.

creams.jpg

Image courtesy of Shutterstock

Perks of using these sources is that your skin gets treated to a host of vitamins and minerals that are also of noticeable benefit as well. For example, contributing citrus fruit into your recipe gives you greater sources of vitamin C, which promote skin brightening and elasticity.

Take a little time to take care of your skin with natural remedies. Say goodbye to dry skin with treatments right out of your kitchen.

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Protect your skin in the city, it is possible !

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 Why the sun in the city is bad for your skin ?

Even if you do not go to the beach for holidays, you have to protect your skin from the sun, because even in the city, through the clouds, the sun is dangerous.

Firstly, in the city, the sun accelerates sun damage and the UVA rays are to blame for premature aging. The prime time frame to stay out of the sun is 12 a.m until 4pm, the UV rays are the strongest at that time.

 Secondly, when the weather is hot, the pores expand, it’s an open door to the outdoor pollution which grows with the heat. Very present in the city, the pollution is also responsible for the skin premature aging.
Solutions can be the following:

Solution n°1 : Use sunscreen.
Apply sunscreen to bare skin. It needs to be reapplied throughout the day, once is not enough. SPF is your sun protection factor and this is what it means, if your skin typically burns in 20 minutes you multiply 20 times the SPF labeled on your cream and that is how many minutes you can be in the sun without burning then you must reapply.

Solution n°2 : Use makeup with SPF.
Powder, foundation… Nowadays we find lots of products with sunscreen filters to protect our skin. But it’s just makeup, they cannot be used by themselves to fight against the UV radiation if you are out walking for more than 30 minutes.

Solution n°3 : A facial treatment.
There are specialty treatments which contain anti-pollution filters, to apply as base to your  makeup routine.

Solution n°4 : Fortunately, there are brands that add SPF to their products to protect our skin from the UV-A and UV-B. In these products we find a SPF, an anti-pollution ingredient, an antioxidant… These new products create a radiant, luminous and natural complexion for 12 hours.
In the city, SPF30 is the minimum must for fair and mature skin.

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5 Smart Nail Tips

 dreamstime_m_29905338We don’t often talk about the nails, but for this Tip of the Week, summer seems the right time!

This is how you can have beautiful nails:

 Advice n°1 – Apply a hydrating cream :

Apply on your hands and nails after every time you wash your hands.
You should choose a cream that suits your skin, neither too oily nor too sticky…

Advice n°2 – Massage your hands with specialty oil :
Before going to the bed, massaging your hands and around the nails, nourishes your skin, stimulates your blood circulation and skin regrowth. Oil is perfect to remove or soften the dryness around your cuticles. You can use Olive, Jojoba, Almond or Avocado oils as an example.

Advice n°3 – File your nails :
You can choose between 3 nail files :
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According to a manicure expert, file your nails in one direction to prevent breakage.

Advice n°4 – Limit wearing Nail Polish to one week per month :

Only apply nail polish once a month. To protect your nails, avoid picking or biting. This will remove your natural protective surface.

Advice n°5 – Use a remover without acetone :

Acetone free remover will prevent dehydration.
Wash your hands after each application to eliminate the chemical residue.

 

 

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TIP OF THE WEEK :                How to create soft fuller lips ?

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– Practice lip gymnastics :

it Seems strange this is a real solution; practicing lip gymnastics allows you to have a meaty mouth.
Contract your lips and push forward as if you want to kiss and keep this position intensively for the maximum time, Release and start again repeating 10 times.

 

 

– Colour your lips with pencil before the balm :

baumeInstead of using lipstick, colour the lips with a pencil and then apply a hydrating balm. Combining both will create a full effect and give an intense and luminous result without shrivelling the lips.

 

 

Brush your lips

All the morning, massage of your lips with a soft toothbrush. The brushing will eliminate all dead skin and reactivate the blood circulation and make your lips kissably soft.
You can add a little bit honeyon to exfoliate with your toothbrush.

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If you have smalls lips, use a natural concealer before applying lipstick, it will help the lipstick to stay , nourrish the skin and give a full effect.

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WASH YOUR HAIR EVERY DAY, GOOD OR BAD IDEA ?

Should you wash your hair daily?

The answer is Simple : It seems that it is a bad idea to wash your hair everyday, even if you like super clean, fresh smelling hair. In reality, your hair does not need that much attention.

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  • Washing your hair with less intervals creates greasy hair

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  • How each scalp reacts is actually uncontrollable :

For some people, their hair is greasy but for others the experience will be more disturbing as the will have dandruff. Sometimes, the consumers thinks that this is a sign of a bad capillary ritual, so it is suggested we have an assortment of products and regularly change them.

Other tip :

Hair Stylists recommend using a great hair brush with a brush that isn’t too aggressive with your scalp.

The objective will be to drag the brush from the top of the scalp to tip of your hair.

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Enjoy your Hair whether it is long, medium length or short!

Remember less maintenance is actually a good thing for healthier hair!

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4 Beauty Secrets of Jessica Alba

BEAUTY SECRET NUMBER 1 : HEALTHY LIFESTYLE

 As we can see on her Instagram photos, Jessica Alba likes sports. She uses exercise and healthy food as the mainstay to her lifestyle.

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BEAUTY SECRET NUMBER 2 : PLAY WITH HAIR STYLES

Jessica Alba always creates a different variation of her hair. She looks for creative ways of wearing healthy long hair. The shape changes from layers, to a more square looks and with all the different choices, she is always beautiful!

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Jessica Alba’s stunning long hair

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Beautiful straight hair

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Slight wave to hair

BEAUTY SECRET NUMBER 3 : TO HAVE STYLE

For her, the clothes are very important, they define an attitude, a state of mind. Choosing an outfit allows her to show her morphology. Thanks to her choice of form fitting clothes that suit her body type, she allows herself to shine and continually look glowing.

BEAUTY SECRET NUMBER 4 : TO STAY NATURAL

When we see Jessica Alba, it’s true that her natural side is very important. We see it when she is speaking on talk shows, when she is photographed and even performing she is never overdone.
Even if, she always has a beauty team of stylists, hairdressers, and makeup artists she wants to be stay with a more natural look.

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MAKEUP TRENDS SPRING/SUMMER 2015

While the fashion week Spring / Summer 2015 just ended, we have recreated the match up makeup trends to watch for or create this summer.

Option I. The Skin Tone :

One word for this season : The Nude

As we can see for many catwalk clothing brands such as Boss, Chloé, Mendel and Chicca Lualdi.

For summer, we forget the blush and we choose nude for a natural glow that reflect lights and seems natural.
We only recommend enhanced cheekbones with a little pink powder for the blonds and apricot for the browns.

Try our Fairy Blush for this look.

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Boss :

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Chloé

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Option 2. THE MOUTH

Normally, we have to choose between the mouth and the eyes.

But that was then and this is now, for this season we can focus on both!

So, this summer try :

  • The coral for Guillarme

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  • The red Carmine for Andrew, & Trussardi.  

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The pink Candy for Aquilano :

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But if you are not a fan of strong colored lips, or you prefer to bet everything on your eyes, don’t panic ! With the nude look, you can enjoy a soft monotone palette and be very trendy this Spring-Summer 2015.

Add a “touch of gloss” and it’s done ! Watch for our new lip glosses they are being filled this week!

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Option 3. Making Up Your Eyes:

  1. With blue makeup :

The wonderful days of spring and summer include blue skies. Lots of makeup artists get inspired by their surroundings and with a sunny day we can create and use shades of blue to define our eyes and sparkle in the brightness of this sunshine. Looking at the photos below you will find blue liner drawn inside, with kohl pencil, or smoky eyes with the blue invading our eyes in a sultry looks and the result is fabulous as we can see from the Armani, Saab, Grant and Honor shows..

We find the mascara version for Grant :

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The smudged blue eyes by day, for Emporio Armani :

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Sailor Blue

 

Smoky dark blue – Elie Saab : 

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Blue Mist

Blue Graphic liner – Honor

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Eye liner graphic

A graphic liner is adapted for people who are not a fan of makeup, do not like too much colour on the eyes as Cushnie and Braganza, just a simple blue liner will do!

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The reverse is also in fashion this season:

We find the eye liner inside the eyes for Celine and Chalayan :

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The smoky eyes with liner strongly drawn below and inside the lower lash line:

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And of course the smoky eyes/liners defined on different faces :

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Mascara for doll’s eyes :

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There you have it … Looks to try this 2015 Spring Summer Fashion Week!

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THE BOHO STYLE

BohoPhotoTHE BOHO STYLE :

PANDORA’S MAKEUP BOX is bringing you back to the sixties with our Bohemian Style and the collaboration with Ipsy Glam.

What is Boho Style ?

It’s a fashionable female who plays on the Bohemians and hippies influences.

Boho style is the opposite of precision, inspirited of the sixties

with printed flowers and brown boots. Rich and bright colours are the must have in a Boho

closet.

BoxFlowerFront_edited-1How can I create this Style ?

Bohemian style doesn’t have any rules, there are some key points that we find in our Boho style.

  • The printed flowers:

Lots of bohemians like this model, reference to the peace and love of the sixties.

  • The accessories :

When you see a Boho, accessories include arms full of Bracelets, Long Necklace, hairs are covered with Headband or Hats.

  • Be Colourful:Bright colour always exist in a Boho closet.
  • Multiples Layer Outfits:Bohemian Style is all about layering. With a right mix of textures and lengths, you can rock a very unique Bohemian Style in your own way.

IMG_2056For the perfect Bohemian makeup, Ipsy’s April Glam Bag-“Beautifully Bohemian” is what you need to change up your makeup routine. Look for the limited quantity set coming up soon, we created it specially for IPSY’S Offer.

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