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Top 5 Best Summer Beauty Trends

A new month has started, but it’s still summer. This season has been inspired by the 90s, some glitter, and lashes are the center of attention.

Enjoy your summer vacation with the best summer beauty trends.

#1 Metallic Liquid Lipsticks

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Glitter has been a trend since last spring. However, metallic liquid lipsticks are now the new sensation for this summer. From ColourPop to Kylie Cosmetics, different makeup brands have been creating new lipsticks lines with metallic colors, including dark shades like blue and lighter like pink.

#2 Dutch Mermaid Braids

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Braids have been a trend for a while, but there is always a perfect style for every season. This summer, the double Dutch and mermaid braids are the trendiest hairstyle.

#3 Color eyeliners

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Beauty – Let’s talk about eyelashes!

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If you ever ask me which is my favourite characteristic of my face, I would say my eyelashes… And the truth is that every makeup is never completely done without mascara (and brows, of course!)

Today I wanted to talk about eyelashes, what I use, tips and favourite products. Keep reading and I hope you enjoy this post.

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Hablemos de pestañas

Si alguna vez me preguntan cuál es mi característica favorita en mi rostro, diría mis pestañas una y mil veces… Y la verdad es que un maquillaje nunca está completamente terminado sin mascara (y cejas, ¡por supuesto!)

Hoy les quiero hablar sobre pestañas, lo que uso, tips y productos favoritos. Continúa leyendo y espero disfruten este port.

Favourite Mascaras / Mascaras favoritas

– Rimmel LondonWonder’Lash (003 extream black) – Rimmel London Scandal Eyes – Rockin’ Curves in 001 Black – Rimmel London Lift Me Up mascara with vitamins and cucumber

My lashes are naturally long, so that’s the reason why I only wear mascara the most of the time.

My favourite brand on mascara so far is Rimmel London. Their prices are really good, the quality is amazing and they make my lashes look very long and thicker. Also, I like Maybelline, but if you want a high end product, I would recommend the Too Faced “Better than sex” mascara, and that’s thanks to NikkieTutorials

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Mis pestañas son largas naturalmente, razón por la que solo uso mascara la mayoría la mayor parte del tiempo.

Mi marca favorita hasta ahora es Rimmel London. Sus precios son súper buenos, su calidad es increíble y hacen que mis pestañas se vean largas y mucho más gruesas. También, me gusta Maybelline, pero si quiere un producto de alta gama, les recomendaría “Better than sex” de Too Faced, y eso gracias a NikkieTutorials

Eyelash Curler / Rizador de pestañas

If there is something that is going to make lift your lashes up, that’s the eyelash curler. Just apply it before the mascara to make your lashes look longer.

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Si hay algo que puede ayudarte a levantar tus pestañas, ese es el rizador. Solo aplícalo antes de aplicar mascara para hacer que tus pestañas se vean más largas.

Falsies / Pestañas postizas

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False eyelashes are perfect for me for my makeup look, but not for my daily makeup. Also, I could wear them for a special occasion and they really can make a big difference.

There are some falsies that I like and you can wear them everyday if your natural eyelashes are very short. My favourites are Ardell eyelashes and apply them with the duo eyelash adhesive, it’s one of the best products.

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Las pestañas postizas son perfectas para mis looks de maquillaje, pero no para mi maquillaje diario. Además, las podría usar para alguna ocasión especial y realmente hacen una gran diferencia.

Hay algunas postizas que me gustan que se pueden usar a diario, solo en el caso de que tus pestañas naturales sean muy cortas. Mis favoritas en este caso son las Ardell y la puedes aplicar con el adhesivo para pestañas de Duo, es uno de los mejores productos del mercado.

Home Remedies / Remedios Caseros

This home remedie is pretty good not only for eyelashes, but for eyebrows too.

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Este remedio casero no es solamente bueno para las pestañas, sino para las cejas también.

Ingredients / Ingredientes:

– Castor Oil / Aceite de Ricino
-Coconut Oil / Aceite de Coco 
-Small Traveling Container / Recipiente pequeño de viaje

Fill the small container with half of castor oil and half of coconut oil, close it and shake it. Apply the mix over the lashes with cotton swabs and massage the area. Sleep over the night with it and remove it with water in the morning. After a few days repeating the process everyday, say hello to long lashes.

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Llena el recipiente con mitad de aceite de ricino y mitad de aceite del coco, ciérralo y bátelo. Aplica la mezcla sobre las pestañas con hisopos y da masajes en el área. Déjalo actuar durante toda la noche y retíralo con agua en la mañana siguiente. Después de unos días repitiendo el proceso todos los días, dile hola a tus nuevas pestañas largas.

Skin – Things models always do to achieve flawless skin

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We want have a perfect skin like our favourite models and who doesn’t?.. If we want a fabulous makeup, our skin has to be fabulous too.

Make regular facial appointments, use the sunscreen and eat healthy food are things that models do to have a beautiful skin… Do you want to know more? Here I have for you, 6 tips for the flawless skin that you want.

Use toner instead of face wash in the morning

Clean your skin only at night. In the morning, use a toner, which is going to clean and refresh your complexion. Also, it will balance your skin’s pH so it’s not too oily and not dry.

Reduce your sugar intake 

It’s true that everybody loves sweet food, but cutting back on sugar benefits your skin. The sugar in your bloodstream forms molecules that destroy collagen and elastin (which keeps skin firm), so if you want to avoid aging, you have to avoid sugar too.

Make regular facial appointments

Why? Because you can prevent a lot of damage receiving monthly facials and, it’s not necessary wait until you have a problem to treat it.

Models occasionally skip sunscreen

I’ve mentioned before how important is use sunscreen. However, it’s not necessary use it when you’re all day at home or in the office with no sun exposure. Instead, get your daily dose of vitamin D, in special when it’s winter.

Moisturize and keep hydrated daily.

The key to healthy skin is hydration. Drink water and apply moisturizer regularly to keep your skin clear, radiant and wrinkle free.

Just workout

The glow that you get post-workout is good for you, because “when you exercise, blood and nutrients rush to the surface of your skin, stimulating it and keeping your appearance young and healthy!”, said Ildi Pekar, esthetician of Lindsay Ellingson, Miranda Kerr and Irina Shayk.

Source: PopSugar

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Cosas que hacen las modelos para tener piel perfecta

 

Todas queremos tener piel tan perfecta como se la vemos a nuestras modelos favoritas y ¿quién no? Si para que nuestro maquillaje se vea fabuloso, nuestra piel también debe de estarlo.

Hacerse tratamientos de limpieza, usar el protector solar y cuidar tu alimentación son uno de las cosas que hacen las modelos para poder tener un piel radiante ¿Quieres saber más? Aquí te traigo 6 consejos para la piel que deseas.

Usa astringente en vez de lavarte la cara en las mañanas

Lava tu cara solo en la noche. Por la mañana, usa una loción tónico astringente, la cual limpiará y refrescará tu cutis. Además, va a balancear el ph de tu piel, así que no es ni muy grasoso ni muy seco.

Reduce tu consumo de azúcar 

Aunque nos encanten los dulces, evitar el azúcar puede beneficiar tu piel, ya que cuando se encuentra en tu sangre, forma moléculas que destruyen el colágeno y la elastina, las cuales mantienen la piel firme. Así que, si quieres evitar el envejecimiento, evita también el azúcar.

Hazte limpiezas y tratamientos faciales regularmente

¿Por qué? Porque la idea es evitar daños en la piel realizando tratamientos faciales una vez al mes. No esperes a tener un problema para tratarlo, la idea es evitar tenerlo.

Las modelos no usan a veces el protector solar

Anteriormente, he mencionado cuan importante es el uso del protector solar. Sin embargo, no es necesario usarlo cuando estás todo el día en casa o en tu oficina sin exposición al sol. En cambio, puedes tomar una dosis diaria de vitamina D, en especial cuando es invierno.

Hidrata tu piel a diario

La clave para tener una piel sana es la hidratación. Bebe agua y aplica hidratantes regularmente para mantener tu piel clara, radiante y libre de arrugas.

Haz ejercicio

El brillo que obtienes después de hacer ejercicio es bueno para ti, ya que, según Ildi Pekar, esteticista de Lindsay Ellingson, Miranda Kerr and Irina Shayk, cuando te ejercitas, la sangre y los nutrientes se precipitan a la superficie de tu piel, estimulando y manteniendo su apariencia joven y sana.

Fuente: PopSugar

Skin – How to get soft and sexy lips?

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How to get soft lips?.. The most common question on winter.

When it’s cold, our skin become very dry and that includes our lips 😦 But, fortunately, there are some easy tips that we can follow to have soft and sexy lips during this season, or any other season, of the year.

Drink Water

This is the best beauty tip. Drink water is fundamental in our lives and it helps to hydrate our lips in a natural way. So, the best thing you can do: Increase the amount of water you drink.

No Biting

Yes… I’m guilty for biting my lips when they are dry and, it’s true, they don’t look cute at all. So, let’s try to avoid biting our lips, how? One good option can be wearing your favourite lipstick.

Lip Balms

Lip balms are a really good option to get soft lips. However, be careful! Not all of them are good enough for the problem. So, choose a natural and organic lip balm, and if contain bee wax, better for your lips.

Exfoliation

For soft lips, the exfoliation is very important. The idea is do it once every week or every two weeks. Here there are different options to do it:

  • Cover your lips with sugar doing circular movements. Leave it for 10 minutes and rinse.
  • Other option is use a soft toothbrush and exfoliate your lips with warm water, or with sugar.
  • Also, you can mix honey with sugar and olive oil. Apply it over your lips and rinse after 10 minutes.

Never Unprotected

Always protect your lips with lip balms before leave your home 🙂

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Skin – Protect your skin this summer

Why is it so important?

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Skin care has been an important issue in the last years and the truth is that taking care of it, we don’t only avoid an early aging, also skin cancer.

The sun gives us vitamin D, which helps our body to absorb calcium and It’s not good to avoid it. Also, It’s normal that after the cold season, we want to expose our body to the Summer sun.

What is the best for our skin?

Look for the balance

The idea is find a middle point between enjoy the sun and avoid the skin damage.

It’s recommended expose your face and arms for 30 minutes per day, but avoid sunburns.

Use sunscreen

My dermatologist recommend me to use sunscreen even in winter. So, doesn’t matter if the day is cloudy, use it.

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Apply sunscreen 30 minutes before leave home. If you go to the beach or pool, apply sunscreen after get out of water.

Prevent a sunburn

Avoid sun exposure during midday, because between 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, the sun’s rays are more intense.

Use accessories: Sunglasses and Hats

I’m not a hat lover, but I think it’s necessary. You can wear a chic hat to protect your face and shoulders.

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Also, use sunglasses to protect your eyes and, in special, to avoid dark circles.

Coconut oil?

Yes… Coconut oil is good for our body, in special after hours of sun exposure. Just apply the oil over your skin after taking a shower.

Hydrate your skin

Drink water. This is very important and more if you go to the beach.

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My skin care routine!!

Products that I use and how I use them

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My face is the most important part of my body for me and it always has been like that. I have used a lot of products and more because I had early acne when I was a teenager.

When I was in Venezuela, I had to create a skin care routine and it has been changing it with the time.

The products that I use are:

Effaclar by LA ROCHE-POSAY / Pure (3 in 1) by Garnier
Anthelios 60 by La Roche-Posay
Even better by Clinique
Positively Radiant – Makeup Removing Cleanser by Aveeno

Morning

1. After brush my teeth, I apply a cleanser. I was using Effaclar by LA ROCHE-POSAY, which my dermatologist recommended me and it’s amazing, but I don’t have it anymore, reason why I’m using now Pure by Garnier

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What I like about this product is that is for oily skin and it’s 3 in 1: Cleanser, exfoliant and mask. So, you can choose how you want to use it.

I use it as a cleanser in the mornings and it works very well.

2. Then, I apply the sunscreen before the makeup. The Anthelios 60 by La Roche-Posay is really great because apart of protect my skin from the UV rays, it makes my face look hydrated.

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Removing makeup

When I get home after school, I remove my makeup with Positively Radiant by Aveeno.

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This is a really great makeup removing cleanser. It’s oil free and it makes feel the skin very soft.

Night

1. Before sleep, I use again Pure (3 in 1) by Garnier as a cleanser or as a mask twice a week.

2. Finally, I use Even Better by Clinique before go to sleep. This is a skin tone correcting moisturizer – you can use it too at morning.

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Honey as natural mask

These are all the products that I use. However, I’m using honey to eliminate the acne spots. You can apply it at night for 15 minutes. It really works.

How to cover your dark circles

Amazing tips to cover them

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Dark circles are my biggest problem. I never find a way to totally cover them and I always need a concealer.

The good new is that I found different tips for girls with the same problem.

Choose the right color

As you might now, there are different colors of concealer and the color for you depend of your dark circle tone.

Blue dark circles: orange concealer.
Blue/Purple dark circles: mix an orange with a yellow concealer to create a salmon/peach concealer.
Purple dark circles:  yellow concealer

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Applying the concealer

It’s normal make mistakes at the moment of apply the concealer.

Create an upside-down triangle shape below the eyes to cover all the darkness and create a more natural look.

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Red or orange lipstick?

Yes… And it’s a really great tip.

Put red lipstick over the dark circles and then apply the foundation. The result is fantastic!

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Products to remove your makeup!

The best ways to remove your makeup

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There are different products and ways to remove your makeup, but why it is so important? Because after a long day, the makeup settles in your pores and make you look older before time and it can produce some others problems in your skin – that’s the reason why you can’t sleep with makeup.

The products that you can use depends of your type of skin and your type of makeup – waterproof or non-waterproof.

Double cleansing

After a long day with makeup, a double cleansing would be great. Use a normal cleanser while you are taking a shower or before go to bed and massage your face. Then, rinse off and repeat.

Cleansing milks/oils

The cleansing milks or oils make a deep cleansing, so are perfect for those women who use sunscreens, foundations, makeup primers, etc.

Makeup removing wipes

The removing wipes are very comfortable and easy to use. It’s easy to carry it in the bag or in a suitcase, so this wipes are perfect for a trip or for when you practice any sport. They drag all makeup, but it’s not of all types of skin. For normal skin are really good, but if you have sensitive skin, rosacea, acne or other problem in the skin, don’t use them.

For waterproof makeup

The best for waterproof makeup: waterproof makeup remover. Warm water or other types of makeup remover are not enough to remove all the makeup from the eyes.

For non – waterproof makeup

Any makeup remover will help you to let your skin free of makeup.

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Products that I love

Nivea – Refreshing cleansing milk

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I love this cleansing milk, because I think it’s perfect for remove makeup. I used it when I was in Venezuela and it really works for my skin.

Equate – Cleansing and Makeup removing Towelettes

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I bought these wipes on Walmart and I love it. I have used other brands and they didn’t work for me as these Equate makeup removing wipes.

Clinique –  Take the Day Off Makeup Remover for Lids, Lashes and Lips

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This is the best makeup cleanser for eyes that I’ve ever used. It’s an amazing and great product to remove the makeup.

Clinique – Rinse off eye makeup solvent 

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This is not better than the “Clinique –  Take the Day Off Makeup Remover for Lids, Lashes and Lips”, but it’s really good too and it’s the one that i’m using now.

Bye bye acne!!!

The 3 most famous facial masks anti-acne in Latin America

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When i was a teenager, my biggest problem was my greasy face, so i used to have early acne. I used a lot of creams and soaps anti-acne but anything of that stuff got better my situation. But then, i started to use some effective facial masks, which are very famous in my country, Venezuela. Find out which they are:

Oats with milk

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Mix 1/2 cup of milk and three tablespoons of oats, beat until thicken it. Put it in the fridge it before apply over the face for 15 minutes.

Other option is mix the three tablespoons of oats with cold water and clean your face with it in the morning and at night.

Aloe vera

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You have two option:

1. Apply the aloe vera pulp over the acne pimples.

2. Put the aloe vera pulp inside of a blender and add the drops of lemon juice. Liquefies and save the mix in the fridge. Leave on all night over your face and remove it in the morning with warm water.

Lemon

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All you need is lemon juice, honey and egg white. Mix these three ingredients and then apply over your face, let stand for 20 minutes and remove it with warm water. You can use it in the morning and at night.

Other option is apply the drops of lemon juice only over the pimples, but only at night and clean very well your face in the morning because it can stain your skin.

Facial treatments according to your age – from 20 to 50 years old

Take care of your face since age 20 and prevents the early appearance of wrinkles.

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The care of your skin is important in any age, but that doesn’t mean that you can apply any treatment because it can’t be the appropriate.

Today there’s a lot of alternative that exist and which are perfect for our skin. Know each one of these facials treatments that you can try according to your age.

The 20s
If you are in your 20s, is time to start to take care of your skin. At this age the most important is the hygiene of the skin. It can appear stains, the first wrinkles and the sequelae of juvenile acne.

It is recommended the facial cleansing and use creams and moisturizing masks. You can try with the peeling to remove the stains and the  microdermabrasion, which exfoliates the outer layer of the skin.

The 30s
In your 30s, the skin start to lose elasticity by lack of nutrients and antioxidants, reason why is important take care of what you eat.

You can start or continue with the microdermabrasion, facial cleansing and moisturizing masks. Also, you can get laser treatments to remove stains; the radio frequency, which stimulate the creation of new collagen; and the skin rehydration, for stimulate the production of collagen and prevent the skin aging.

The 40s
Forget the wrinkles! Even when there is loss of facial volume, you can try some treatments like the facial anti aging (PRGF), which is inject your own blood plasma, that is subjected to a process that separates the different components and extracts the plasma rich in growth factors, and then is injected into the face and neck to regenerate tissues.

Other kind of treatments are the Facial Mesoplasty, which restructure and balance the volumes of the face and obtaining a smooth skin and botulinum toxin, which eliminates the facial expression wrinkles.

The 50s
At your 50s, there’s a lot of hormonal changes that cause the accelerated the aging. The creams can keep your skin hydrated, but try to use creams according to your age.

Also you can try the Facial Mesoplasty in your 50s. It’s a good option because reduces the sagging and regenerates and hydrates the skin, and the radio frequency, that treats the sagging facial. The facial fillers is another technique that removes wrinkles.