Saturday, September 22, 2007

What to do with your damaged nails

The nails are of different types so that their treatment also come in different forms.

Damaged nails- how do you know that you have damaged nails?

If your nails split or flake,then you have damaged nails.. This is caused by severe dehydration.

What should you do?

Apply a basecoat to heal the nail. See to it that the part that flakes are well covered by the coat.

For maintenance, use cuticle oil regularly to prevent dehydration.


Friday, September 21, 2007

What to do with your dry nails

Dry nails- how do you know that you have dry nails?

If your nails lack shine and look dull,then you have dry nails. This is caused by dehydration.

What should you do?

Treat them by rubbing the content of the Vitamin E capsule direct to the nail every morning and evening.

For maintenance, wearing a moisturizing basecoat and avoiding use of soap in washing the hands. Use hand soap instead. Also stop using pearlized nail polish.


Saturday, June 02, 2007

Papaya Mask for bright complexion

papaya in recipes for beauty
The natural enzyme in papaya which is known as papain dissolves dead skin cells and
fades pigmentations.

How to make and use a papaya mask:

1. Peel and remove the seeds.

2. Chop the papaya in small pieces and make a puree.

3. Leave in the refrigerator to chill.

4. Smooth on face and leave it for 15-20 minutes.

5. Rinse off using cold water.



Thursday, May 31, 2007

Cucumber Mask refreshes Skin

cucumber mask at beauty recipes
The cucumber mask is ideal for sensitive skin.

How to make and use cucumber mask

1. Cut a medium sized cucumber into half.

2. Make four slices and set aside.

3. Cut the remaining cucumber into small pieces.

4. A plain yogurt to the small pieces of cucumber.

5. Puree and chill for 25 minutes.

6. Smooth on face and cover eyes with the cucumber slices.

7. Leave on the skin for 10 minutes before wiping off with a wet cloth.



Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Almond Mask Repairs Skin


Almond has lipids that help repair damaged skin. The almond oil tightens and softens
dehydrated skin.

How to make and use almond mask

1. Combine one egg with almond oil and fresh cream.

2. Whisk and apply on face.

3. Leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes before
rinsing off with cold water.



Sunday, January 14, 2007

Foundation and Powder Kit

Here are the foundation and powder products and what they do to your skin.

Liquid foundation

It provides sheer to medium coverage that can be applied with a sponge. Some artists however use their fingers for they believe that it helps them blend the make-up well.

Stick Foundation

It offers more coverage and it is easier to blend than the liquid. The hands still are the best to smoothen the skin.


This is good for matte-looking face which is applied with the use of a damp sponge. The result is a dewy matte finish.

Tinted moisturizer

This is ideal for those who do not want to use foundation. The tint should match the skin so that it would not look like it is tanned.

Pressed Powder

This is apply over the foundation. It should be applied with a powder sponge avoiding
a smoothing motion.

Loose Powder
A translucent powder would make good as a finishing touch for make-up.A big fluffy brush should be used to apply the powder.

For application of foundation and powder, these two kits are essential
1. foundation sponge
2. powder brush


Friday, January 12, 2007

Tips for Applying Foundation

To be sure that you get the correct foundation shade that matches your skin, these are five tips to remember.

1. Do not test the foundation in your hand. Oftentimes, the beauty counsellor apply it to your hand. Apply it instead in your jawline.

2. Use blotting paper instead of reapplying foundation or powder when face starts shining.

3. To get a softer look especially in the evening, apply foundation before taking a warm shower.

4. Choose the lighter shade when there are two shades to choose from.

5. Do not apply too much foundation.