We all know we aren’t supposed to lay in the sun (at least not without serious sunscreen) and that tanning beds should really be illegal. (more…)
I feel like I’m about to embark on a whole new level of awesome when it comes to makeup, people. So, as I mentioned last week, my friend Sarah recently introduced me to this Younique makeup stuff. After trying it for a couple of weeks, I posted about it and shared my thoughts–the stuff is great.
That, along with the fact that I am in love with the company’s whole philosophy (it happens to fit RIGHT IN with my message–it’s “Uplift. Empower. Motivate.”–don’t you love it?), led me to shell out $99 for a presenter’s kit.
(Which, TBH, is really more like a sweet deal for anyone–the whole marketing thing is done online and there’s no reason to need to share these things with any potential customers).
See, all of the “parties” you do are purely online. The reason for the presenter’s kit? Simple–the company wants you to USE them and talk about them to your friends and relatives via social media. That’s the whole deal–what could be better, right?
So, my kit arrived today and I have to be honest, I’m a little intimidated. I’ve got probably 40 or 50 little pots of colored stuff that has labels like “matte” and “pigment” and “concealer” and something else…along with another set of 3D Fiber Lashes (woot, can’t ever have too many of these, I’m telling you!) and some makeup brushes and a little white charm….and a few other things.
Plus, it came in this super cute leather-looking case with embossed designs. It looks classy and expensive. I always enjoy stuff like this–and it could be used for makeup or for something else. It’s got touch appeal too.
But the intimidation comes in because, while I like to think I’m pretty skilled with basic makeup stuff, all these little pots and jars and mixing and whatnot–this stuff is a whole other level for me. Check out what people do with this stuff–it’s kind of amazing. Can I do it? We shall see!
But you know what? I’m going to give it a shot, and see if a “real” person can effectively use this stuff. I know I’ve managed to do pretty well with the 3D Fiber lashes (well, now that I’ve figured out how to properly use them–a post is coming up on that one later) and the other few things I’ve tried. But this color stuff? I have no clue.
At this point, I’ll ask you–have you tried Younique products before? Do you like them, and what are your best tips for all these colors and how to use them most effectively? All links and ideas will be appreciated.
As for me, I’ll keep you posted–I’ll review and share my own progress/experiments/successes and failures with this brave new makeup frontier right here at QueenBeeing.com. Stay tuned.
So, my friend Sarah brought me a few products from this awesome makeup company called Younique recently, and she did so with the intention of having me both love it and talk about it to my blog readers, among others.
After having tried the products for two weeks, I’m totally hooked. I am especially fond of the “false” eyelashes (called Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes). They’re applied a lot like mascara, but really cause your eyelashes to be considerably fuller and longer. This has something to do with the second coat you apply, which is the “fiber” coat.
I also really like the primer and the mineral makeup/coverup and I’m very excited about the rosewater facial refresher stuff. The BB cream does a great job and the makeup brushes are as good as any I’ve ever used, but better shaped for certain looks, in my opinion.
Virtual Online Beauty Bash: Join me at my Younique Virtual Party!
virtual online Younique party! Here’s the coolest part–you could do this too, if you want. 🙂 It’s a great way to save big (or even earn big) on the products you will LOVE.So here we go–I’m having a
This party will run for 10 days, and it’s so easy to get involved! Here’s all you need to do: Click here to join the party and get started right now!
If you’d rather just have a little bit of everyting, there are a number of inclusive kits available–check them out here–or you could even become a presenter (like I did) for $99 and you’d get the following items.
Everything You Need to Get Started
- 16 Shimmer Pigment Testers
- 16 Matte Pigment Testers
- All 6 Concealer Testers
- All 5 Blusher Testers
- 3D Fiber Lashes
- Eye Brush Set
- Free business website!
- White Status Charm
- Instant Access to the Younique Virtual Party System™. Start hosting parties immediately!
- Presenter’s Guide
- $25 USD in Younique Cash on your Birthday annually!
- PayQuicker Younique bank account
- All of this comes in our signature black faux leather, embossed Younique case
The best way to stop chapped lips is to avoid the dry cold weather, but since heading off to a better climate isn’t very practical for most people, you can head off to your nearest pharmacy or supermarket instead. Coat your lips with lip balm several times a day, especially when you are going outdoors. Remember to keep the lip balm with you at all times.
Use A Sunscreen
The sun can damage your lips (especially the bottom one) the same way as it damages the rest of your skin, so use a lip balm that contains a sunscreen. You often see sportsmen using the very same product, especially in countries which have harmful sun rays due to the lack of ozone layer protection.
Studies have shown that creamy lipsticks in addition to a sunscreen will help soothe lips that are already chapped. The lipstick filters out the light, including harmful rays, so pucker up and put on that lipstick – you’ll look great too !
The problem with sore lips is that they can easily become infected. To prevent this happening, apply some antiseptic ointment which you can get from your pharmacy. If your lips are severely chapped, then use the antiseptic ointment at least twice a day – the morning and night time is the most important.
Use Vitamin B
Sometimes nutritional deficiences can be to blame, especially the lack of the vitamin B complex and iron, so take a multivitamin supplement to be on the side of caution. When taking supplements though, never take more than the recommended dose.
Drink Plenty Of Fluids
Don’t let your lips and body as a whole become dehydrated, drink additional fluids especially during the winter. As we age, the ability of our cells to retain moisture decreases so our dryness problem may actually increase during the winter time. Try to drink a glass of water every few hours.
Don’t Lick Your Lips !
When you lick your lips, you apply moisture which then evaporates and leaves your lips feeling even dryer than before. Licking chapped lips can in some cases cause dermatitis around the mouth, so beware. If you are tempted to lick your lips, just image that you’ve had cow dung applied to them – the cow dung won’t cure your lips, but it will sure stop you from licking em !!
Some people drool in their sleep which can dry out your lips and make your chapped lips much worse. If this is a problem, apply zinc oxide ointment every night before bed – this acts as a barrier to protect your lips and will stop this happening.
Use Natural Oil From Your Skin
If you happen to work outside and don’t have anything handy to use on your lips, here’s something that you can do…….rub your finger along the side of your face and nose, this way you will pick up some of the natural oil which is produced from your skin. The oil on your finger can then be applied to your lips in the normal way. As the day wears on, the skin on your nose and face will become more oily, so you’ve always got a natural supply – you can’t get a better home remedy than that !
Pores play a major role as far as our looks are concerned. When we have large pores that look still larger when we reach the mirror, we feel disheartened by what we see. There is no need to feel helpless about the pores.
Here are some tips on how you can look younger with tight looking pores.
Skin pores are for sebum, sweat and hair
Why do we have pores? We have pores so that the hair can come out of them. The pores are an outlet for the sebum. That sebum helps us in having a healthy skin. Sebum protects skin against microbial infections. Sebum also helps keep skin moisturized. Sweat also comes from the pres. sweat, as we all know is important to keep body temperature constant. A pore is important for that.
Pores- why do they enlarge?
Pores may be enlarged due to two reasons. One – genetic and oily skin, two- they look enlarged but are not so. Many of us inherit enlarged pores. We can do nothing about them, except keeping them clean and using makeup intelligently. Those with oily skin also have enlarged pores that can be controlled to a great extent by keeping the oils under control. Many times the excess sebum and dead skin cells accumulate around the pores and make them look enlarged. This problem can be rectified easily.
Pores- exfoliate and keep them open
Keep the pores open by regularly exfoliating the skin with topical retinoids. Use AHAs to remove the dead cells and use pH-balanced cleansers to keep oil under control. This will help you keep your pores clean and they will not look enlarged.
This article is only for informative purposes. This article is not intended to be a medical advise and it is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult your doctor for your medical concerns. Please follow any tip given in this article only after consulting your doctor. The author is not liable for any outcome or damage resulting from information obtained from this article.