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Fall Beauty Guide

This fall, messy is the new chic. Bed heads are all the rage-whether you go for tousled tresses or the greasy wet look. Eyes and lips are simply bold, while flawless skin is luminous and natural. The effect? Do-it-yourself beauty at its best.

To satisfy your inner diva this season, just follow these top 10 tips:

1. Think “Kate Moss.” The just-out-of-bed look that Kate rocked so well in the early ’90s was a major inspiration behind Fall Fashion Week. The trick to carrying off this beautiful imperfection is confidence-and lots of mascara. Try Blinc Kiss Me Mascara for smoldering bedroom eyes without the clumps.

2. Saturate your lids. Eye shadow just got easier-and bolder! Just swath a rich color such as Metallic Cabernet from Smashbox’s Masquerade Eye Shadow Palette up to the brow line. This one-swipe method gives you a hot fall look without the fuss.

3. Be true to a hue. Say goodbye to beachy streaks and hello to rich, beautiful hair color. Get salon results that last with Frederick Fekkai’s Salon Color in shades of black, auburn, blonde, and golden brown.

4. Sculpt those brows. For full, structured brows, look no further than the Anastasia Five-Piece Brow Kit. Available in five flattering shades, this set includes tweezers, brow powder, four brow stencils, a duo-brush angled cut/spooley, and brow gel.

5. Dare to be “bare.” Minimal makeup may be popular this fall-but it only works if you have flawless skin. Fake it with a light foundation and a concealer like Jane Iredale’s Zap & Hide that hides and heals blemishes at the same time.

6. Pump up the purple. Whether you go for a Gothic pout with Stila’s Pomegranate Crush Lip & Cheek Stain or rock sparkly nails in Lippman’s Bad Romance, a touch of purple goes a long way toward glam.

7. Smell the teen spirit. Slick hair with an extreme side part is back, thanks to Fall’s flirtation with the early ’90s. Tuck your hair behind one ear, then apply a liberal amount of Terax Silk Foam Styling Mousse to achieve an all-day wet look.

8. Polish your charm. Complement any fall fashion with one of Essie’s irresistible autumn shades: Little Brown Dress (brown), Sew Psyched (mint with a subtle shimmer), Merino Cool (taupe), and Limited Addiction (red).

9. Get kissably creative. Bold reds and delicious plums are prime lip colors this season. Jane Iredale’s Lip Fixation lip stains in Fetish (plum with lilac) and Rapture (red with soft pink) pair two irresistible shades for customizable color.

10. Mess up that up-do. Retro hair is back in a big way this fall-but don’t be afraid to get a little sloppy. Let the wisps fly from those do-it-yourself twists, chignons, and pony tails-but don’t forget the Rene Furterer Volumea Volumizing Shampoo for a natural lift.

Summer Beauty Guide

Ahhh…summer 2011 is in full swing and there are so many fabulous looks to choose from! This summer it’s all about dresses (definitely long, flowy maxi-dresses), sexy jumpsuits and rompers, dressy shorts, gold and silver sequence tops (and dresses), long and big earrings, embellished sandals, strappy platform heels, chucky and sexy sunglasses and definitely a huge trend right now…unique color nail polishes! (I’m loving blue, opaque pink, and definitely yellow.)

For makeup, depending on the time of day, you can choose from neutrals, corals, oranges, pinks (definitely hot pink), reds, pastels, and dare we not forget purple!

The statement lip is really huge this summer, so go for amazing colors and lip liners that you can use to color or fill-in your entire lip. You can wear them alone or with lip gloss. You’ll be amazed at how long they stay on your lips…even after eating!

Another “haute” summer trend for lips is hot pink. If you have pale skin (or have a cool undertone), hot pink lips can be a fabulous way to make a bold statement. If you have warm undertones, go for a nice red for the same bold and fabulous effect. You can wear just this lip color alone or with clear lip gloss over the top to turn up the volume and add some shine and sexiness.

On your lids, gold and bronze is super hot if you have warm undertones. Wear these colors alone and mix and blend other colors for a more defined application. If you’re cool, go for silver, which looks and works best on you. You can also wear this alone or blend in colors for a more dramatic eye application.

Another trend for eyes are soft pastel eye shadows. Pastel eyes are huge during the day, but if you want to be different or for nighttime, smoke out the outer corners with a little dark colored shadow, like black, dark purple or deep browns. You can take it even further by mixing all pastels and lining both the upper and lower lash lines for a soft look, but extreme definition, which is needed when using pastels. (Don’t forget about your brows – be sure to use brow powder to highlight and define them.)

Useful Beauty Guide for Glowing

Life is always sweet and exciting when you have glowing skin and sound health. You can’t realize this just by wishing, there are vital steps you must take in order to achieve the right results. The beauty of your skin depends on a number of factors. It demands a conscious effort on your part. There are some vital steps you must take in order to maintain a glowing skin. Why not take a look at the following beauty guide in order to discover some clues that can be of help.

1. Check out quality Skin care products
If you must maintain a glowing skin, you need to go for quality skin care products. There are so many of them today in most fashion shops around and even on the internet. You have to take your time to pick the right product that can serve you. Skin care products showcase in the form of creams, gels, lotions, natural beauty supplements and so on. It’s always advisable to go for those products that have been approved by the right health agency like the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

2. Take Proper Nutrition
The beauty of your skin will never come out when you feed very poor. Proper nutrition is the propeller of sound health and glowing skin. Your nutrition should contain all the essential food nutrients such as carbohydrate, protein, fat, minerals and vitamins. Simply put, you have to eat balanced diet always. You have to incorporate quality fruits and vegetables in your meal on regular or daily basis since they contain the best vitamins and minerals that ensure glowing skin. Food items rich in Vitamin C and antioxidants are extremely important if you must maintain glowing skin. Among such food items include green tea, citrus fruits, cantaloupe, tomatoes and many others.

3. Engage in Regular Body exercise
You need to have a regular or daily routine of body exercise. This helps a lot in improving the beauty of your skin. Proper body exercise ensures regular supply of blood and other nutrients to your skin. This makes your skin to glow like the morning star.

4. Rest and Sleep Well
Having time to rest and sleep is very important if you must maintain healthy and glowing skin. When you sleep or rest well, you’re giving your skin the room to rehydrate and refresh after a long day’s work. This helps your skin to improve in its beauty tone and quality.

5. Wash and Brush up Regularly
You need to brush up and take cold baths at least twice a day in order to maintain glowing skin. In the same vein, you need to shave off your armpit and pubic hairs in order to maintain freshness all over your body.

Beauty Guide

Some women are classic beauties – or look like they are. Audrey Hepburn and Jacqueline Onassis had a way of keeping everyone’s eyes on them by exuding an attitude of self-confidence. That’s the first sign of a classic beauty.

A classic beauty wears timeless clothes, but is savvy enough to update with smart accessories. Anyone can wear a little black dress. Audrey Hepburn stood out in hers by adding a colorful scarf. A good beauty guide is to keep make-up to a minimum. A little foundation and lip gloss call attention to the face, not the make-up. A classic woman has hair with shine and a basic cut. She is not someone who preens for hours. In addition, her hair color is natural-looking.

A beautiful woman dresses appropriately. A pretty dress for the evening. Well-fitting jeans to the mall on weekends. She wears underwear, but the specifics stay between her and her closet. A lovely woman wouldn’t reveal her undies any more than she would reveal a secret.

Classic women show their intelligence. They are a pleasure and a challenge to be around. Even if their beauty is flawed, it goes unnoticed because they invariably have something interesting to say. A true beauty guide starts in the mind.

Classic beauties strive for a nice body, but it’s never an obsession. The pencil-thin Hollywood look is not for them. And no classic beauty would be caught with breast implants. She has too much pride in herself to adhere to someone else’s standards. She has her own, unique beauty guide. If something needs fixing, she fixes it and forgets about it.

There is one special secret to beauty that works for every woman. Less is more. No one looks good with heaps of make-up hiding the face beneath.

For healthy-looking skin, exfoliate regularly for a natural, healthy glow. Moisturizing that fresh skin twice a day will keep it soft and dewy. Before leaving the house, add a bit of peach or pink blush and blend it well for a natural look.

A dab of neutral color, such as brown, can make eyes sparkle. It is best to stay over from bright blues or greens. No one looks good with those colors on their face. A thin eyeliner can bring out the eyes. A heavy liner makes the wearer look tired.

Very few women can carry off dark lipstick. A pink or coral shade looks natural and adds a more youthful appearance.

A classic beauty remembers the basics. Hair and body are freshly washed. Nails are trimmed and clean. Clothes are laundered. The grunge look is not beautiful.

A lifestyle of healthy food and moderate exercise can do more for a woman’s looks than the most expensive make-up in the world.

Keep in mind that character shines through. A smile lights up a face and makes people want to move closer. It’s an instant people-magnet. Have a positive attitude. Anyone can criticize. A beautiful woman knows how to compliment.