Monday, March 20, 2017

Make-up Tips: Make it Easy! Mineral Make Up and Makeup Made for Oily Skin

Make-up Tips, Mineral Make Up and Makeup Made for Oily Skin

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Society almost demands of women that they wear make-up, and not just some of the time. Some women feel they cannot even leave their homes without make-up on, and in many professional environments an unmade face might be considered almost obscene. At least a social faux pas, going around without make-up on in some places just cannot be done. It would be almost impossible to find a woman anywhere that did not wear make-up to her own wedding or senior prom, for instance. Sometimes, there is no escape from make-up.

And let's be honest: most women hate wearing it. Make-up can get hot and uncomfortable and make you so self-conscious. "Is my make-uprunning" flashes instantly through the mind at the first trickle of sweat. One must check and re-check, apply and re-apply, and generally exhaust oneself in trying to maintain that perfect face. But, like anything else, even something as hard as make-up can be made easy…if you know how to do it. The first rule in make-up is that less is more. You want to keep your make-up as light as possible. Otherwise, you'll feel (and look) like you're wearing a mask and you'll be forced to maintain an air-conditioned space at all times. Use the least amount of foundation that is possible.

Here's a trick for foundation. Not everyone has been gifted with perfect skin, and those of us that live in the real world have faces that feature freckles, blemishes, spots, and who knows what else. You know that foundation can be used to achieve a smooth, even look - so you put it all over your face. Unfortunately, this often makes your skin worse and feels terrible, to boot. Take your application sponge and put only a little foundation on the applicator. Then, dot the foundation gently just on the "bad places" of your face. Next, use a clean part of the sponge to smooth out that foundation. You'll get a very light coating of foundation to smooth out your overall skin, while the parts that you want hidden will be blotted out. Make sure to smooth out the finish.

If using eyeliner, line the part under the eyelashes, not over them. Get right underneath of where your eyelashes grow, if you can, and use only a very thin line. Blondes should use a tan, bronze, or brownish shade. Colored eyeliners like blues and green are only appropriate for clubbing or for a casual party among friends - not in the workplace. Apply mascara only to the corners of your upper eyelashes, using a dry mascara brush or eyelash curler to give curl to the other eyelashes. Mascara on the bottom lashes very often rubs together, and eyeliner on the bottom lid of your eyes will only leave a dark smudge - so leave it off completely.

You'll want a few good make-up brushes in different sizes. Once you've finished applying eyeshadow, blush, and face powder (use only a light patting of powder, tapping it on your face and then smoothing it out) you'll want to brush a dry brush all over your face to get rid of loose make-up particles and provide a clean, finished look.
No one needs a whole lot of make-up to look great, and make-up can be a quick and painless process, if you know how, said also Edward Raver.
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Is Mineral Make Up Right for Everyone?
How Mineral Make Up Works (or Doesn't) with Your Skin

Mineral make up seems to be all the rage. You can't leave the house without some type of advertisement for this clean and natural make up solution that is said to be good for your skin, however, mineral make up might not be best for everyone. Is mineral make up right for you? A lot having to do with selecting mineral make up can come right down to the brand. Certain brands that have talc as one of the primary ingredients of the foundation will cause breakouts on sensitive skin and can cause irritation, so just like anything else, look at the ingredients prior to purchase. Other brands might be better formulated for oily skin or combination skin, so it's best to get a recommendation from a professional prior to jumping on the mineral make up bandwagon.

For younger skin, no matter the type, mineral make up can look great, if a few simple rules are followed. Moisturizing your skin is of the utmost importance prior to application, because if your skin isn't properly moisturized mineral make up will look caked on and very unnatural. Another important thing to remember with mineral make up is to have a high quality brush for application. If it isn't applied properly the make up will not blend in naturally with your skin and look more like a tinted overtone than a natural beauty solution.
One thing has been true across the board; if you have more pronounced laugh lines or visible fine lines around eyes and other areas of your face mineral make up is probably not going to be right for your skin. Despite advertiser's claims to the contrary, mineral make up will settle into fine lines and wrinkles which can make them more visible and have a caking effect. So if you're debating on mineral make up and you have this issue, I would suggest sticking with a tinted moisturizer or liquid foundation.
For skin with specific problems, such as discoloration or acne scars mineral make up is not going to look great on your skin either. What many people with severe skin conditions have found is that in order to "cover up" any flaws that might exist they have to use double amounts of the mineral foundation and it will come out looking very poor and overdone.

The concept of mineral make up is a great one, however, despite the advertisements, mineral make up doesn't work for everyone. If you're curious about how mineral make up might look on you, try a sample from a beauty counter to get a final verdict. Ideeas by Shauna Zamarripa about:   
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Makeup Made for Oily Skin
Products You Can Use Without Adding Ooze

Different skin types require different cosmetics. What works on a woman with dry skin simply will not have the same results when used on a woman with oily skin. Luckily, cosmetic companies have noticed the need for makeup designed for differing needs. Those of us with oily skin need not worry; there is makeup out there we can use!
With oily skin, eyeliner often wanders off where we apply it to give us the not-so-sexy raccoon look. A lot of times it doesn't seem to matter if we use a stick, powder, or liquid eyeliner. However, Maybelline has made a Water Proof Liquid Eyeliner that works wonders. It doesn't smudge, smear, or run so those less than lovely dark circles around the eyes can be avoided. The Water Proof Liquid Eyeliner is available in three colors: Black, Gray, and Brown. Always remember to remove extra liquid from the applicator's tip to avoid runs caused by excess eyeliner. If you forget, don't worry because this eyeliner doesn't sting your eye if it finds its way into your eyeball. Because it is liquid, a steady hand is needed but practice makes perfect.
Likewise, those of us with oily skin can find mascara difficult for the same smudging and smearing reasons. Maybelline's Great Lash Waterproof Mascaradoesn't smudge once it dries and it dries quickly to last all day. The mascara is available in four colors: Very Black, Soft Black, Brownish Black, and Dark Brown. To maintain your health and cleanliness, replace your mascara every three months. Doing so also helps avoid clumping on the mascara wand.

Waterproof eye makeup can prove to be difficult to rinse off. But Neutrogena is one step ahead of that problem with their One-Step GentleCleanser. It gently cleans your skin, removing your still beautiful waterproof makeup, easily. The cleanser does not irritate your eyes or dry out your skin. And that's a huge thing for oily skin as a lot of cleansers make your face flakey. This cleanser leaves your face feeling refreshed and without residue.
Moisturizers can also be difficult to match with oily skin. We know we're supposed to moisturize but adding moisture to our skin can oftentimes make it even oilier. However, Dove's Deep Moisture Facial Lotion solves those problems. It hydrates your face without leaving an oily slime like so many other moisturizers with SPF. The lotion is light and leaves your skin feeling soft while offering protection from the sun's harmful UV rays.
With a little research and some willingness to try new products, women with oily skin can find great cosmetic products that don't cause more oil buildup that clogs pores. Fortunately for our wallets, the stuff that works best is usually the more affordable makeup anyway.
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Make-up Tips: Make it Easy! Mineral Make Up and Makeup Made for Oily Skin
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Saturday, March 11, 2017

The Lost Wedding Ring Story

My Wedding Ring Has More Lives Than a Cat!

     I finally found a pretty setting with two oval diamonds on each side. They were twice as big as my first ring! When the jeweler started setting in diamonds my friend kept saying, "A little bigger one please." I finally said, "Okay, that's big enough for me and I'm sure it's going to cost a fortune." Frank just grunted. Two weeks later I had my new wedding ring.

     I proudly wore my new diamond for about 8 months when one night as I was getting ready for bed I took it off and had it in my hand. Just as I went to flush the toilet I dropped my ring. I started screaming as it was being flushed away. By the time Frank got into the bathroom I was screaming and sobbing. At first he was relieved to find out that I wasn't mortally wounded. He then said there wasn't much he could do about it so we should just go to bed.
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     I got up early and asked the kids not to use any water in the house just in case we could find my ring somewhere. Of course Frank said if I was just going to flush my ring down the toilet that we might just as well use the water as it was gone anyway. After an hour of crying he finally gave in and took the toilet off to look in the drain. No ring anywhere. More sobbing. "It's in the septic tank now," was all he would say. I headed downstairs as I knew the drain pipe was in the cellar and maybe we could take it apart. He followed mumbling a few choice words.

     When we finally got the main drain taken apart I shined a flashlight into the drain and sure enough, I could see a shiny diamond a few feet down. Using a wire coat hanger we fished it out. Oh, the luck.
     Years went by and I gained a few pounds. Well, more than a few and my ring didn't fit comfortably on my ring finger anymore. So, I started wearing it on my little finger but it was a little loose. One day at work a co-worker came up the stairs and was holding my ring. She had found it at the bottom of the stairs! It had slipped off of my finger and I didn't even know it! Again, luck.

     The next year I was the director of the local rodeo queen pageant and had to be out at the rodeo grounds every night for the War Bonnet Round Up. Thousands of people attend this rodeo each year. One night my ring was feeling loose on my little finger so I slipped it off and into my pocket. When I got home at midnight my ring was missing. I was sick but didn't dare tell Frank.
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     The next day, my daughter and I went back to the rodeo grounds before the rodeo and walked around trying to find the ring. I was pretty sure it probably fell out of my jeans pocket when I got my car keys out but couldn't find it in that area. We then walked through all of the places I had been the following night. No one had turned a ring into lost and found either. I searched throughout the evening and again, went home sick.
     The next night was the last night of the rodeo. I again parked in the same area and went searching and looking. I'm sure people thought I was looking for my marbles the way I was acting! That night as hundreds of vehicles were leaving I had a rodeo wrap-up meeting and was late in getting away. 

     The search and rescue teams were hanging around waiting for everyone to leave. I asked if any of them had had a ring turned in A few of them asked where I thought I had lost it and said they would be glad to help me look. The grabbed their flashlights and fanned out in the grassy area where I had parked. Again, a shiny diamond was spotted! I was giving hugs to everyone while shedding a few tears.

     About a year later I couldn't find my ring once more. I searched everywhere I might I have left it. Weeks went by and one day as I was looking through my large briefcase bag I found it in the bottom. It must have slipped off while I rummaging around. I was so happy to find it once more. I called my daughter, as she was the only one I had confessed my fears too, and she told me to get it re-sized. I didn't.

0.32 Carat (ctw) 14K Gold Diamond Ladies Bridal Anniversary Wedding Stackable Band 1/3 CT     A few months later I couldn't find my ring. Not again! I looked through the ring section of my jewelry stand, where I always put it at night, and it wasn't there. A new search. This time I first checked all of my bags and purses thinking it might have slipped off once again. Nothing. Again, I had a really sick feeling thinking this had to be the last time I could lose it. Several months went by and still no ring. I even contemplated calling my insurance. And then one day I was looking for a pair of earrings I hadn't worn in a while in my huge jewelry stand and there was my ring! It was with several pairs of gold earrings and I just hadn't seen it. This time I put it in a proper place vowing to get it re-sized so I could wear it again.

     Then a miracle happened. I lost about 35 pounds and my ring was able to slip onto my ring finger once more. I could wear it safely. Knock on wood.

History of the Diamond Engagement Ring: Why Diamonds Became the Standard

     I often wonder how traditions start, their origin, meaning and why they last for as long as some do. The diamond has been one of the most valuable stones throughout history and has had symbolic meaning for quite awhile. The first thing that may come to your mind is engagement, in recent history the diamond has been used as a symbol of love, devotion, passion, commitment and wealth. 

     The use of diamonds in engagement rings is a rather new concept. Historically the first recorded diamond engagement ring was given in 1477 worn by Archduke Maximillian of Hamburg and Mary of Burgandy growing the popularity of the stone in engagement rings. Many doubt that they started the trend, but it could be noted that they started the trend among the royal and wealthy at that time. This trend would actually not catch on for hundreds of years.
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     I did a little investigation to find out more about this coveted stone. The beauty, strength, and durability of the diamond have given it a lasting effect in many cultures. Before the diamond was placed on engagement rings it was simply a band braided out of copper to be placed on the fourth finger of the left hand. This tradition was started in the Greek culture, they believed that a vein (vena amorous) runs directly to that finger from the heart. Later on during the middle ages men traditionally wore a betrothal ring suspended from the band in their hats ready to give to their chosen bride. These betrothal rings were usually inscribed with poems or messages until the Victorian era.
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     During the Renaissance the popular ring was called a "gimmel" (twin rings) which consisted of two or three interlocking rings. Each ring went to the bride, the groom and occasionally the third for the witness. Later on, a diamond cluster ring was popular during the time of Luis XVI (1754-1793) and remained popular for 150 years after.

     The heart stone was popular during the 17th and 18th centuries and often accompanied rubies or other gem stones. The rubies signified love and the diamond signified eternity.

Newshe 3pcs 2.5ct Princess White Cz Blue 925 Sterling Silver Wedding Engagement Ring Set Size 5-10     In 1888 The De Beers Consolidated Mines, Ltd. was founded and during this time the demand for the diamond would rise and fall several times until 1939. At this time the first advertisement for the diamond engagement ring was published which shaped the public opinion on diamond engagement rings. Around the 19th century the Tiffany or solitaire ring was introduced and a while later the princess ring was introduced. 

     The princess ring consisted of three to five diamonds across the top and was popular in the during the 20th century. In 1953 Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell stared in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes performing the famous "Diamonds are a girl's best friend", which sparked the popularity of diamonds for years afterwards. Even today there is a high demand for platinum diamond engagement rings as the ultimate sign of love and engagement; with 78% of all engagement rings sold every year are diamonds engagement rings.
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