Health & Spirit

Health and Beauty Tip -- Dress Monochrome

If you want to look taller and slimmer, try wearing one color from head to toe. Not only does it work on everybody, but it's also trendy among fashion designers!

Health and Beauty Tip -- Face-Slimming Hairstyles

For most people, a shoulder-length cut makes the face appear slimmer -- avoid hair that is too long or too short. Use layers instead of straight lines to give your hair more body, and consider highlights in vertical sweeps. Of course, it's always best to ask your stylist's opinion!

Health and Beauty Tip -- Simple Ways to Stay in Shape

You don't have to sign up for a special class or take up a new sport to stay in shape -- just keep moving! Everything from mowing the lawn to playing ball with your friends keeps you moving, which keeps you feeling better. Throughout the day, find reasons to move more: take the stairs instead of the elevator, or go out and walk your dog. You'...Read more

Health and Beauty Tip -- Face-Slimming Makeup

To make your face look slimmer, use two shades of blush -- the compacts with two shades work best. After you apply your usual foundation, apply the lighter shade on the apples of your cheeks, followed by the darker shade along the line of your cheekbones. Make sure to blend!

Health and Beauty Tip -- Unsticking Nail Polish Bottles

Everyone hates nail polish bottles that stick shut! To keep this from happening, coat the inside of the cap and edge of the bottle with Vaseline.

Health and Beauty Tip -- Choosing New Foundation

When picking out new foundation or concealer, test it on the inside of your wrist. This is the most unblemised area of skin, and will give you the best idea of how the makeup will look on your face.

Health and Beauty Tip -- Make Nail Polish Last Longer

Is your nail polish too thick to apply well, but not thick enough to throw out? Add a very small amount of nail polish thinner to make it last.

Health and Beauty Tip -- Take Care of Makeup Pencils

If you have trouble with your eyeliner or lip pencils breaking when you sharpen them, place them in the freezer for 10 minutes. This makes them slightly harder, and thus easier to sharpen.

Health and Beauty Tip -- Quick Manicure

Want a manicured look, but don't have time? File your nails into a square shape, buff them, then apply a coat of clear polish. Rub cuticle oil around the edge of the nail, then moisturize your whole hand. You'll have a polished look in less than 15 minutes!

Health and Beauty Tip -- Cream Foundations

For a healthy glow, use gel or cream blushes instead of powder in a rosy pink. These are more transparent and blend smoothly. Apply it to the apples of your cheeks and blend up towards the eyes for a natural look.

Health and Beauty Tip -- Applying Mascara

Tired of your mascara flaking off or smudging? Apply mascara only to your top lashes, then run an eyelash brush through to separate the lashes and avoid clumping and build-up.

Health and Beauty Tip -- Throw Out Old Makeup

Remember, cosmetics have expiration dates! Throw out mascara every three months, powder eye shadow every nine to 18, and cream eye shadow every six to 12. This will ensure quality make-up jobs and prevent eye infections.

Health and Beauty Tip -- Salon-Style Hair

It's not difficult to a salon-style blowout on your own -- it just takes a little extra time. Using a round or paddle brush, separate out sections of wet hair one at a time and dry them individually. It takes a little time to focus on each section, but it's worth it!

Health and Beauty Tip -- Fuller Hair

Hair sets best while it's cooling, and not when it's still hot from curing irons or blow dryers. Instead of applying hairspray right after drying or curling your hair, wait until it has cooled to hold the style longer.

Health and Beauty Tip -- Making Shaving Easier

To avoid razor burn before shaving, use your favorite moisturizer beforehand. This holds moisture on the leg longer and makes it easier to shave.

Health and Beauty Tip -- Keeping Your Hands Soft

Keep a jar or tube of hand cream on your desk at work and in your car. This will keep it available to you wherever you go, so you can apply it throughout the day to keep your hands from getting too dry.

Health and Beauty Tip -- Save Money on Cleansers

Cleansing cloths and facial wipes are handy, but also expensive. When you buy a new package, take some time to cut each cloth in half. You only need half, anyway, and the extra time will save you money in the long run.

Health and Beauty Tip -- Picking a Purse

If you're the type who likes to have everything on hand, make your next purse a lightweight one with rolled or thick straps. Thin straps are uncomfortable to carry when your purse is heavy, and are better suited for women who don't carry much in their bags.

Health and Beauty Tip -- Simple Anti-Aging Tips

Every little bit helps, but there are simple things you can do you make yourself look younger that don't involve makeup. Whitening strips, for instance, help remove coffee and tea stains from teeth; whiter teeth help you look younger and healthier easily. And there's one that's even simpler -- work on your posture! You'll look thinner ...Read more

Health and Beauty Tip -- When to Brush Wet Hair

Don't start brushing your hair right when you get out of the shower. Get out the majority of the tangles with your fingers first. When your hair is about 80% dry, that's the best time to start. Don't start brushing until your fingers go through your hair easily without hitting tangles.


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