Month: June 2018

5 Most Popular Perfume Gift Ideas for Women

This sounds like a daunting task but it can be quite simple. First check out the fragrances she already has. There are many websites that can provide you with information on scent profiles making it easier to find something similar. Keep in mind that scents mingle with our body’s own natural oils and may become stronger or sweeter as the day wears on.

Why not look for a fragrance that’s light and airy for spring. Many popular perfumes feature soft floral, citrus and herb suggestions. Some women prefer a fragrance profile that is a little more immense so selecting a fragrance that features a woody, musk, amber and other such notes would be appropriate.

Here is my list of the 5 most popular perfume gift ideas for women:

1. Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy Eau de Parfum

This trendy, sexy, flirtatious and irresistible scent is perfect to the girl that is the life of the party. This light fragrance opens with top notes of wild berries and succulent mandarin. The middle notes envelop a floral blend of jasmine, honeysuckle and jasmine followed with base notes of a delicious delight of caramel, vanilla, amber, sandalwood and pralines. This moderate scent profile lasts all day and only needs an additional small spritz for an evening out.

2. Burberry for Women Eau de Parfum

This fresh and sexy fragrance features fruity top notes of fresh green apple, blackcurrant and bright bergamot. Cedar wood, jasmine and moss make up the middle notes including sandalwood intensify for a rich and sensual tone. The warm notes of musk and vanilla smooth out the base notes.

3. Versace Woman by Gianni Versace Eau de Parfum

This is a stylish floral fragrance with fruity and woody distinctions. The top notes open with an intense floral scent of jasmine, wild rose, frangipani leaves and bergamot. Strong and powerful middle notes are comprised of plum, raspberry, lotus and Lebanese blue cedar. Musk, grey amber and Inoki wood constitute the base notes. Wearers of Versace Woman have indicated smelling raspberry, rose and musk as the most obvious scent profiles. This soft and sensual perfume is known for its understated elegance.

4. Calvin Klein Reveal Eau de Parfum

If you are looking for a scent that will leave your skin feeling kissed by the sun and misted by sea salt then this sensual oriental scent should be your choice. Black and white pepper comprises the top notes with middle notes of powdery iris and ambergris. The base notes of vetiver, sandalwood, cashmere and musk giving it a sensual scent. This earthy scent is great for daytime wear with a long lasting moderate scent profile.

5. Lolita Lempicka Elle L’Aime Eau de Parfum

This jewel-like fragrance radiates with floral tones. Both playful and sensual, the top notes open with a blend of bergamot and neroli. Jasmine, creamy ylang-ylang and coconut flower comprise the middle notes. The base notes make this scent warm and sexy with hints of sandalwood, vanilla and myrrh. If your preference for a fragrance that is on the sweeter then this is a great choice.

Taking the time to select a perfume that she can call her new signature scent shows how much you care. Remember that you should also like the scent as you will be the one in close contact with your lady and nuzzling her neck.

Tips To Beat Hair Loss and Improve Hair Health Naturally

Whilst there are many hair loss treatments available for hair loss and hair health, here are some home remedies that you can try. With some forms of hair loss, due to stress or poor nutrition, pharmaceutical treatments may not be necessary.

Aromatherapy has been used successfully by some people to treat thinning hair and bald patches. The aroma blend is massaged into the scalp for two minutes each night, and then the scalp is wrapped in a towel, to increase absorption of these oils.

The essential oils suitable for treating alopecia include ylang ylang, roman chamomile, rosemary, lemon, lavender, grapefruit, and bay. Try this blend of oils:

* 3 drops of lavender

* 3 drops of rosemary

* 2 drops of thyme

* 2 drops of Atlas cedar wood

You can’t put essential oils directly onto the skin or scalp, they have to be mixed in a carrier oil. Use a half a teaspoon of jojoba oil and 4 teaspoons of grapeseed oil. Mix them all together and rub this mixture into your scalp for at least two minutes. Use a warm towel to wrap your head in afterwards. Not only does it feel relaxing, but it helps the oils absorb.

If you have thinning hair, chances are you need to address a nutritional imbalance. Increase these nutrients in your diet:

* Flaxseed – As well as providing support to all the cells in your body, flaxseed is rich in alpha linolenic acid, which is one of the Omega 3 fatty acids. This makes hair shine, and its also great for treating dandruff.

* Pumpkin seeds, oysters, and nuts – These are great food sources of zinc. Zinc is needed for strong hair and normal hair growth. It has the added benefit of being great for your brain and concentration.

* Cucumber and oats – These foods are fantastic sources of silica. Silica is important for hair health, and is used when hair splits easily, or starts to thin. Silica is also great for skin health – it’s a real beauty mineral. If you don’t want to eat a bowl of porridge in the morning, you can get silica supplements. Get the gel form as it is absorbed much more easily than the herbal varieties like horsetail.

* Edible Seaweed, parsley, tofu, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds – Iron is important in hair health, and these foods are rich in it. An iron deficiency causes hair loss. But if you’re thinking of taking an iron supplement, get your iron levels tested by your doctor first as iron is a fat soluble vitamin which means that it is stored in your body. This can lead to a toxic build up if too much iron is taken in.

* Eggs, fish and chicken – Hair is made of protein. So, if you’re deficient in protein, your hair health may be affected. These are good, healthy sources of protein.

* Brown rice, nuts and seeds – These are rich in the B vitamins. As well as being great for stress, the B vitamins strengthen the hair shaft. If you’re going to take a B vitamin supplement, get a B complex rather than individual B vitamins as taking too much of one B vitamin can cause an imbalance in the rest of the group. The B vitamins work together synergistically.

* Leafy greens – Leafy greens, as well as having lots of other vitamins, are rich in folic acid. Folic acid is a type of B vitamin.

Beauty Cosmetics Tips

Since foundation is the palette on which you will paint, it is the first important step in the process of good cosmetic application. A good moisturizer containing sunscreen should be applied, followed by a spot concealer to cover any blemishes, spider veins, or dark areas in pigment. To choose the perfect shade of foundation, a three stripe test should be done along the jawbone. The shade that more closely matches the skin tone should be chosen. If the match is good, it will be unnecessary continue foundation past the jaw line.

One of the best beauty cosmetic tips concerns contouring, which is best done at this point. Using a very light, almost white, foundation, and a tiny brush, paint any obvious wrinkles. With a finger, gently blend this by patting it, You will notice that the wrinkles almost disappear because light colors bring out shadows. This principle works with darker colors in the same way. If you have a double chin or a round face, you can use a darker foundation shade or powder in that area to slim the face. Most foundations last longer if covered by a light dusting of complimentary facial powder.

Once the foundation is set, facial features should be dramatized. The eyebrows are often forgotten, but a touch of eyebrow pencil works to create framework to make the eyes pop. To lift the eyebrows and create space above the eyes, a light eye shadow should be applied to the entire eyelid all the way to the brows. Using a sponge brush, a base color can be applied from the eyelid into the crease of the eye. Then, for a particularly dramatic look, you can make a triangular shape with a darker color at the outer corner of the eye. These colors should be blended upward and outward with small strokes.

To finish the eye, you can either use an eye pencil in small, feathery strokes or, if you don’t feel capable of drawing a straight line, you can use a dark shadow along the edge of the lid to create a line. One of the beauty cosmetic tips suggested by experts is to line only half of the area under the eye from the corner back toward the center. This makes the eyes look significantly larger. A coat of mascara is the perfect finishing touch.

Beauty cosmetics used on lips and cheeks add youthful vitality. A lip liner keeps lip color from feathering into the lines around the mouth but should blend well with the lipstick. Cheek color should begin on the apples of the cheek and sweep upward. A great beauty tip is to use a bit of powder to clear any excess blush.

All of these simple beauty cosmetic tips should result in a natural look that can be worn for any occasion.

Make Up Tips for Beautiful Skin

General Make up Tips:

Choose your eye make up to fit your lifestyle or the event you are attending. Wear less during the day and a little more for night time. Most people look better in softer, neutral colors, rather than dark, harsh tones. In general, lighter colors make the eyes appear larger, while darker colors can make them look small. Dark colors don’t look good if you have fair skin. Eye shadow comes in both powder and cream formulas. Creams generally give a bolder color than powders. These must be applied carefully to avoid creasing. Apply foundation and powder first and then eye shadow.

Select a foundation that matches your skin tone and is appropriate for your skin type. If you tend to break out, look for oil free, non comedogenic cosmetics. Apply moisturizer before your foundation for a smoother look. Use a sponge and apply foundation in a downward motion from the forehead down to the chin. If you have blemishes or dark circles, apply concealer after the foundation. Brush on loose powder to set. Apply powder using a large brush in the same downward motion.

Choose a blusher that is suited to your skin tone. Choose lighter colors for a fair complexion and darker tones for dark or tanned skin. Place two fingers to the side of your nose. Start your application at the second finger and move up toward the ear line. Smile to show the apples of your cheeks and help with application.

Lipstick should also match your skin tone. Use a lip moisturizer regularly to keep your lips smooth and moist. Apply foundation and powder before lip cosmetics. Line the lips with a pencil and then apply lipstick. Use a lip brush for best coverage. Blot the color with a tissue and re apply for best results.

Mascara is available in a variety of formulas: waterproof, thickening and smudge proof. Choose a color that is appropriate for your skin type. Curl the lashes first and then begin to apply mascara. Look up and apply in an upward motion. Reapply is small amounts to avoid clumping. Don’t pump the brush into the container, as this will break the bristles on the brush and shorten the life of this product.

Caring for Make up Tips:

Replace your cosmetics as products expire. Blush and powder can be kept for 2 years. Foundation, lipstick and eyeshadow should be replaced every year. Mascara has the shortest shelf life and should be thrown away after 2 months.
Use brushes and sponges to apply make up. Wash these monthly with warm water and an antibacterial soap. Allow brushes to dry completely before you use them again.
Store all make up in a cool, dry place.
Keep cosmetics out of the sunlight and away from excessive heat or moisture.
Proper care and application is important. This helps you not only look better, but helps prevent the skin from breaking out.

Select high quality make up, especially if you are prone to acne. Natural products that don’t contain a lot of chemicals, dyes and perfumes are best for all skin, but especially acne prone. The ingredients in many cosmetics irritate acne prone skin. Mineral make up is an excellent choice, as it contains no chemicals or any ingredients that can irritate the skin.