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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Lunchbreak: Healthier junk food recipesWGN-TVPreheat your oven to 425 degrees F. Slice the sweet potato into 1/8 inch slices using a food processor or mandoline and toss with the avocado oil and spices. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Place the sweet potato rounds on the baking sheet in a ...
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Recipes for Right NowNew York TimesGood morning. There were some capers in the refrigerator and a few black olives as well. The kids wanted pasta, so I figured I could chop those up and put them in tomato sauce for puttanesca on the fly, a no-recipe recipe for a Wednesday in July. I had ...
Recipes: Beat the heat with these chilled soupsThe ColoradoanWhen the weather turns steamy and the kitchen is just too hot, try these chilled soups to refresh and cool you down. Easy to prepare, these can make a relaxed start to a more elaborate meal. The two gazpacho recipes can serve as a light meal in ...
Six of the best strawberry recipesThe GuardianPrep 15 min. Serves 4450g strawberries, hulled and halved or quartered 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar, or more to taste. Salt and black pepper 80g-100g rocket leaves 2 tbsp olive oil, or more to tasteToss the strawberries with the vinegar and some pepper in a ...
Yotam Ottolenghi's blueberry recipesThe GuardianMy first serious encounter with whisky was over a summer I spent in Edinburgh in 1994, as part of a literature students' exchange programme. It was also when I first tasted fresh blueberries. And, of all the lofty notions to which I was exposed during ...
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.
All About Plastic Surgery
The plastic surgery has become a multi-million dollar one, as both men and women employ more and more extreme tools in order to reach the ever more ubiquitous image of perfection that torments us. It sometimes seems as though the tiny people of Hollywood have been constructed entirely out of plastic in a conspiracy to make the rest of us feel like ogres.
What You Should Know About Cosmetic Surgery
Cosmetic surgery is any surgical procedure that is designed to enhance your physical appearance. Unless the cosmetic surgery is required as the result of an accident, injury, or birth defect, the chances are the procedure will not be covered by your insurance.
New Hair Styles for 2005 - Summer Hair Trend
A variety of hair styles, colors, and trends are growing
in popularity for 2005. New hair styles for 2005 include
hair of varying lengths, from curly and wavy to sleek
Look Natural - Wear Makeup!
Have you ever considered how difficult it is to look natural? Quite difficult - isn't it? Especially if there had been no makeup available to achieve it! Many-a-website points out how ordinary our glamorous celebrities look in real life without makeup on. No wonder then that they are always on the lookout for innovative makeup supplies.
Tanning Bed Lotion
Apply a tanning bed lotion an hour before and immediately after every tanning session. Tanning bed lotions protect your skin and help to accelerate the tanning process.
The Advantages of Sunless Tanning Booths
While many people recall seemingly endless hours outdoors soaking up the sun's rays, sunbathing isn't as carefree an activity as it used to be. These days, there's more to worry about, such as premature aging, scarring, blemishes, and skin cancer.
The Secret to Shiny Hair
I'm sure you've seen on TV the Pantene commercial where the hair shines like a mirror. I don't know why other hair commercials don't do the same thing with all that shine.
The Maharishi Ayurveda Approach to Beauty and Skin Care with Nancy Lonsdorf M.D.
"Every person is born perfect. Inferiority is a mistake of the mind, a cloud covering the light.
Things You Ought To Know First Before Undergoing Liposuction Surgery
According to the medical dictionary of Medline Plus, liposuction is the removal of excess body fat by suction with specialized surgical equipments, typically performed by a plastic surgeon.With the removal of excess body fat, the body appearance improves and evens out distorted body parts.
How to Achieve Younger Looking Skin
HEALTHY SKIN BEGINS WITH THE BASICS.Overexposure to the sun causes wrinkles and premature aging.
10 Important Sunless Tanning Safety Tips
If you are a sunless tanner, your skin's health is very important to
you. Here are some tips for you to review at your leisure and share
with your friends and family.
Is Cosmetic Surgery Right For You?
For many of us, we go through most of our lives paying
minimal attention to our skin. Sure, we moisturize and
hopefully use our SPF30 on a regular basis but pampering
our skin on a daily basis is not practical for most people.
Why Should I Wear Sunglasses?
"Why the heck should I wear sunglasses" you ask? "They are too awkward" others may say. I'm telling you, wearing sunglasses can prevent a multitude of problems and this article will hopefully show you just that.
The Laser Hair Removal Process
Laser Hair Removal is becoming more popular then ever for the removal of unwanted body hair. Before making the decision to go forward with laser hair removal it is important to understand the removal process and to determine if you would make an ideal candidate for laser hair removal.
An Introduction to Rhinoplasty
Nasal surgery (Rhinoplasty Surgery), the most common form of plastic surgery practiced in America today, is a procedure that alters the framework of the nose, manipulating the bone and cartilage structure and the skin to improve the appearance of the nose. It can be used to change the overall appearance of the face from one where the focus of attention was placed on the nose to one where the attention is drawn away from the nose and towards the eyes, a more natural, pleasing occurrence.
What You Should Know About Liposuction
If you're thinking that liposuction is a great way to lose weight, forget about it. Liposuction isn't about weight loss at all.
Self Tanning - Tips for Getting the Best Results
Self tanning products are becoming more and more popular, many tanning salons offer a spray on tan, but many tanners still choose to get their self tan in the privacy of their own home. If you are considering using a self tanner, here are some tips on how to get the best results.
It's All in the Name of Beauty? Baby
From firming the skin, decreasing wrinkles to achieving a healthy glow - we now look towards the healing power of nature for assistance. And, manufacturers have responded to your need in some form or another.
The Facts about Rhinoplasty Nasal Surgery
Rhinoplasty is a surgery to reshape the nose. This is one of the most common surgical procedures performed in the United States.