3 Gorgeous Looks To Try This Festive Season!

Wouldn’t you love to have the look that J.LO flaunts in her Rebirth album? Or maybe try out a Katy Perry inspired look this festive season?

That’s right – it’s time to take your make up to the next level with these radically different looks. One is a classic smoky eye – nude lips combo. The other is for those who can dare to wear peppy colors. After all, the holiday season is the time to try out new things, and wear yourself differently. And with these two different looks we hope to help you achieve just that.

So let’s start with…

The J. LO Look!


This look will work best when you have dewy soft glowing skin already – and we all know that getting skin exactly like Jennifer Lopez can be difficult. But with the right skin care and the right diet – yes, the proper nutrition in your system can bring about a huge difference in your skin – you can also flaunt glossy and smooth skin.

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Well, to start then, you need to moisturize well, and you can go for argan oil, or any lightweight oil to prep your face.  In fact, if you were to moisturize your face with almond oil every day, you will see a noticeable difference in your skin.

Once your face is prepped up and ready, you can work your way through the neutral shades in your palette. The key is to stick to warm tones of chocolate and bronze – that will bring out the smoky eye all the more.

To get the actual look, we bring you a comprehensive video that will take you through the steps – one at a time.

In this video you will not only learn how to get Jennifer Lopez bronzed look, you will also learn a lot about getting smoky eyes, contouring your face etc. Armed with this video, and the right make up, you are guaranteed to turn heads anywhere you go.

And now as a brownie point, we bring you another Jennifer Lopez look, this time highlighting that dewy skin and soft glow that is so J. Lo!

And now to try something radically different…

The Katy Perry Look!


Now that you have covered the Latino star special bronzed look, it’s time to turn to another star who is known for her patented looks. This time we’re turning to Katy Perry, known for her bold colors. And if this festive season, you want to flaunt colors that pop, then this tutorial is just the thing you need.

In this tutorial you can wear the Katy Perry look right from your hair to your nails. The entire look is explained in steps, and you get to see each step, so there are no loopholes. So check it out:

In this video you will learn a few tricks about grooming your eyebrows with a concealer, and getting the winged eyeliner perfectly. And here’s one pointer that you should always remember – if you’re going for bold lips then play down your eyes a little.

We hope you will try these 3 looks – and of course, you can bring in your own variations wherever you want. In fact, you can give your own twist to these looks and make them your own unique holiday season look. So gear up and get ready to accept compliments this Christmas.

Go The Natural Food Way To Healthy Skin Care!

Your skin is the largest organ in your body – and contrary to popular belief, it totally reflects the state of your body inside. Yes, make up can help you to conceal it to a certain extent, but your skin will not glow, or look clear, if you aren’t eating right. And that is where we come in. What can you eat to keep your skin looking healthy, clear and glowing? Well, we have the tips for you here.

We’ll start with…

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Photo Credit: Pieter Musterd via Compfightcc

Foods For Skin That Is Gorgeous!

  1. Tomatoes–they contain lycopene that is an acne fighter. Plus they are also rich in anti-oxidants and can even protect against sun damage.

  2. Broccoli–high in Vitamin C and E, they aid in collagen production and protect against sun damage.

  3. Green tea–this actually contains a substance called DHT (dihydrotestosterone) which has acne fighting qualities!

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    Photo Credit: mynameisharsha via Compfightcc

  4. Almonds–these are a rich source of Vitamin E, which nourishes the skin, and protects it from UV rays.

  5. Berries–all kinds of berries are richly colored and packed with anti-oxidants. These help your body, especially your skin, to fight the free-radical damage that it is exposed to daily!

  6. Whole grains–not only do these prevent constipation and keep your digestive system moving smoothly, they are also high in selenium, an element that protects skin cells.

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    Photo Credit: s.awan via Compfightcc

  7. Lean meat, fish and seafood–especially fish and seafood are rich in omega 3 fatty acids which help to fortify the membrane of the cells and keeps them healthy. It also protects your skin from sun damage and keeps away inflammation.

  8. Carrots–rich in beta carotene that your body turns in Vitamin A. Vitamin A is essential in fighting skin damage and renewal of skin cells.

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    Photo Credit: jaxzin via Compfightcc

  9. Pumpkin seeds – these are rich in zinc which again protects the cell membrane and boosts collagen production. In turn, it slows down skin aging.
And of course, make sure you drink a lot of water so that your body can flush out the toxins. Also you need to make sure that you cut back on bad fats and completely leave out additives…

And besides these here are some raw vegan tips that can help you to get that glowing skin care spot on!

Just to do a recap, in this video you learnt the following:

  1. Having raw food or more vegetables makes your body stay hydrated.
  2. Stay away from constipation
  3. Use natural sunscreen – natural cold pressed oils that are organic and pure
  4. Get 20 minutes of sun exposure daily so that your body produces enough Vitamin D
  5. Exfoliation is very important
  6. Replace synthetic lotions with cold pressed organic oils or butters
  7. Use Vitamin E capsules for dark circles
  8. Stop smoking
  9. Use an avocado mask once a month!
  10. Massage your face regularly to stimulate its elasticity

Now while this video was about going Raw Vegan, you needn’t do that. You can still take the tips and alter them to fit your diet and lifestyle!

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And with that we come to the end of this discussion on natural skincare. Do try them out – and watch how the quality of your skin improves over time!

Acne Prone Skin? Hide Those Zits With These Make Up Tricks!

It’s a sad fact of life that not all of us are born with glowing clear skin. Some of us have to live with acne-prone skin and all its side effects. For those of you, the normal make up routine will fall short of the mark. That’s because your skin has special needs and only make up suitable for such skin will do.

Here we aim to cover all the aspects when it comes to makeup – we have brought you products that you can get either at a drugstore, or in consultation with your dermatologist. We also have the simple tricks that are going to help in keeping your skin relatively oil free without ruining your makeup. Finally, we will give you simple ‘ways’ to clean up at the end of the day so that you don’t end up with more breakouts.
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And once you’re armed with all of these tricks we guarantee that tackling acne won’t feel like such a Herculean task anymore.

Starting point – skin care

Before you get down to the products for coverage, let’s just tell you the well kept secret to getting rid of acne is to – keep your skin clean – and we mean squeaky clean, at all times.

 Having oily skin means your sebaceous glands are on an overdrive – secreting more oil than necessary for your skin’s natural requirements. This extra oil creates a layer of sheen on your skin and this attracts more dust and dirt. The more the amount of dirt and grime, the higher the chances of bacterial infection and breakouts.

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Now you might think that simply getting rid of all that oil with face wash and exfoliator will be enough. Wrong – stripping the skin’s natural oil will dry out your skin, and to compensate, your sebaceous glands will start producing more sebum. End result: your skin becomes more oily!
So the starting point is a good skin care routine. But that’s to help improve the condition of your skin.
What about hiding the marks and other evidence of acne? For that we have makeup!

So let’s start with the products that you can use:

Now there’re a lot of products out in the market – but not all of those are meant for oily skin. But worry not, because we bring you a list you can follow, with great results – in the form of a video:

Now that you have a list of the basic products, it’s time to know how to go about your makeup.

Making up your everyday face

We have here a simple video for those who are not that much into makeup, but would still like to hide those nasty scars. In other words, in this video you will learn to keep your makeup short and simple. You can choose to follow the video to the letter, or you could experiment and find what works for you best. In fact, you might not even need all the elements used in this video-

Finally, we come down to…

Removing your makeup

For this we are going DIY – “why is that” you ask?

Well, even if your makeup consists of products that are meant for oily and acne prone skin, they do leave behind an effect on your skin. Using a DIY make up remover can counter any such effects that such products leave behind – and can even boost the skin.

With that in mind we bring you a few such recipes – all of them are simple and easy to use. Here’s where you can check them out-

With this we can wrap up our makeup tips for acne prone skin. And since the videos are from people who actually are recovering from their acne problem themselves, you can bank on their guidance.