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Beauty and the Eye of the Beholder

Posted by on 31 Oct 2011 | Tagged as: Beauty & Fashion

Free cosmetic samples have become part of the regular landscape in the world of beauty. This is because beauty is in high demand and millions believe that it can be sold in boxes, bottles and little tubes. Thus, the people who package and sell “beauty” do their best to win over customers by presenting them with free cosmetic samples of their products. Natural beauty is not enough anymore. Many women are under pressure to wear make-up and other cosmetics. Even beautiful women who happen to have ideal coloring, perfectly proportional features, and beautiful eyes, skin and teeth may feel like their noses are not small enough, their eyes not lively enough, and their cheeks not rosy enough.

Women with beautiful long, wavy hair may feel like the hair’s color is not quite right, and so they will try to highlight their hair or to radically change its overall appearance. They may straighten their hair or chop it all off. Are these all instances of beautification? Some would argue not, but there is a wise saying that beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. There must be some truth about the saying because different individuals and societies seem to have different ideas about what constitutes beauty. In some cultures, gummy smiles are considered beautiful, and women with particularly dark gums are elevated to the heights of beauty. In yet other cultures, women with gaps between their two front teeth are considered beautiful as well. Interestingly enough, in American culture, women have actually been known to have cosmetic “corrective” procedures done to them to eliminate their gummy smiles or gaps. A woman moving from the one society to another would have the shock of her life if she went from being a beauty queen to an “ugly” woman or vice versa overnight.

Beauty may be an amorphous concept that stubbornly resists any rigid definitions. However, this does not stop manufacturers of cosmetics from trying to market their products to their customers and potential customers. The clever thing about their marketing, especially in this day and age, is that it recognizes that there are different potential markets to tap into. Rather than marketing products for, say, one skin tone or type, they cater for customers with different complexions and types of skin. In this way, they manage to create as broad a base of customers as possible and to maximize their profits. This, further, requires that they market a wide range of free cosmetics.

Stay Young with Anti Aging Products, Exercise, and Healthy Eating

Posted by on 18 Oct 2011 | Tagged as: Beauty & Fashion

We all want to age the best we can. We all get wrinkles, it is just a part of life, but there are things we can do to look the best we can. Exercising and eating healthy is part of it, but so is picking the right anti aging products and being stress free. There are so many products in the beauty aisle that picking just one can be overwhelming. Don’t be overwhelmed, you can find the right product to reduce those wrinkles!

Make sure you are exercising and eating healthy. Exercising and eating healthy can have a remarkable affect on how you look. Exercise is good for the inside and outside. Just look at the people who have been exercising consistently all of their lives, they usually look about 10 years younger, that is not a coincidence. Exercise and eating healthy does make you look younger. Be careful about what you eat too. Have self control and you will keep the weight off. Of course, you should splurge sometimes. It is all about balance. Try to avoid those diets that work fast too, because they may work fast, but they don’t always work, they just make you loose water weight. Eat healthy all the time and you won’t have to go on those fad diets anyway.

Work on your mind. Stay young at heart, even though you are aging. Everybody ages, it is a part of this wonderful journey called life. So make sure you are enjoying every second of your life. Make sure to laugh as much as you can in life. Laughter is the best medicine right? Think good positive thoughts and choose to be happy. You can’t control your circumstances, only how you react, so be happy. Being happy will make you feel more young and then you will look more young as well. People will see your bright smile, not the lines around it.

There is an anti aging product that is right for your skin, you just have to find it. Before you even go to the store, read reviews online. Don’t just pick up any product that makes all these unbelievable claims. Read reviews and find out which products are right for your skin type. Read about the ingredients and compare and contrast different products. Just because the front of the label says a product has great wrinkle reducing properties, doesn’t mean there is very many of the ingredients in the product. Realize that just because a product works for someone else, doesn’t necessarily mean it will work for you, so it all comes down to trial and error. Keep trying, don’t give up, and you will find the right skincare item for you!

The Best Anti Aging Product Solutions Available

Posted by on 17 Oct 2011 | Tagged as: Beauty & Fashion, Health

There are many products that claim to slow the aging process and make you look younger. Our friends over at the helpful review site encouraged us to sample these products to see how they work. After about 2 weeks, we can say that these are the best anti aging product solutions available. They reduce wrinkles and tone the skin leaving it looking 20 years younger.

MD Forte Skin Rejuvenation Hydra Masque

The MD Forte Skin Rejuvenation Hydra Masque includes the powerful combination of Vitamin A and E to gradually strengthen the skin over time and eliminate unwanted wrinkles and sagging skin. This effective treatment also includes 1% salicylic acid which acts as a gentle exfoliant to naturally peel away dead skin cells and leave a renewed, younger-looking surface. Arguably the best anti aging product, you will notice an immediate improvement in your skin after applying the MD Forte Hydra Masque as it firms and revitalizes the skin in no time.

SkinMedica TNS Recovery Complex

The SkinMedica TNS Recovery Complex works by penetrating deep within the skin to target toxic free radicals and eliminate harmful waste. It speeds up the skin’s regeneration process at a rate you were accustomed to when you were about 20 years younger. After 2-3 weeks of consistent use, you will notice a brighter complexion with eliminated age spots and dark circles. The SkinMedica Complex also includes a potent growth factor that makes your skin more resilient and toned over time.

Estée Lauder Re-Nutriv Ultimate Lifting Cream

Estée Lauder recommends applying their Ultimate Lifting cream each morning and night for 2-3 weeks. It is important to apply on a consistent basis in order to produce maximum results. If you stop to soon or take a break from applying, then you will eliminate much of your progress. This popular product from Estee Lauder, will gradually eliminate deep wrinkles and fine lines around the eyes. It evens out uneven skin and reduces puffiness. The Ultimate Lifting Cream also includes a potent blend of botanicals and anti-oxidants that makes this one of the most effective anti aging products on the market.

We believe that these products are the best anti aging product solutions available. Remember not to base your purchase decision on price alone. These products are priced a bit on the higher side but that is only because they are so effective. After applying any of them, you will see a boost in the appearance of your skin. We hope you try them so that you can see how truly effective they are.

Anti Aging Product Reviews: Three Products That Will Make You Look Younger

Posted by on 07 Oct 2011 | Tagged as: Beauty & Fashion

This article provides a review of some of the most impressive anti aging products on the market. Each product helps to replenish and nourish your skin cells. They are among the best anti aging products on the market as they work so well at evening out aged, uneven areas including blotches and deep pores.

Bare Escentuals Firming Eye Treatment

The Bare Escentuals Firming Eye Treatment is perhaps my favorite anti aging product. It is also a hot item according to several of the most popular anti aging product reviews and surveys. It includes the breakthrough RareMinerals ActiveSoil Complex which renews the skin and evens out rough surfaces. The product helps to speed the skin cell generation process and minimizes inflamed puffiness around the eyes. The manufacturer of the Bare Escentual Firming Eye Treatment recommends applying 5 small dots in a “C” pattern from the eyebrow to under-eye area and the gently pat until the excess cream is removed. Use this effective anti aging treatment each day & night for maximum results.

L’Oreal Solar Expert Active Anti-Wrinkle Cream

The L’Oreal Solar Expert Active Anti-Wrinkle Cream includes a water-resistant ingredient formula which makes it a perfect pre-shower product. It also won’t dissolve quickly through the day after contact with the external environment. This effective anti aging product includes the innovative Boswelox and Photostable Mexoryl SX+ complex which work together to gradually eliminate deep wrinkles and age spots. It goes on luxuriously smooth with a non-oily texture and feels great when first applied. The L’Oreal Solar Expert Cream will penetrate deep within the skin to fight off free radicals and give you long-lasting protection.

SkinMedica TNS Recovery Complex

The SkinMedica TNS Recovery Complex will eliminate harmful waste from your skin and therefore protect it from further damage. It speeds up the skin’s regeneration process at a rate you were accustomed to when you were about 10 to 20 years younger. After just 2 weeks of regular use, you will notice a brighter complexion with eliminated age spots and dark circles. The SkinMedica Complex also includes a potent growth factor that makes your skin more toned and resilient over time.

These products all provide an energetic and youthful glow after only two to three weeks. Don’t be deceived by their affordable prices as they deliver the same results as many of the higher priced “luxury” products. Many manufacturers list their products with high prices to lure unsuspecting customers who think a higher price means high quality. This is definitely not always the case. The products in this post all include high quality ingredients that will significantly reduce the signs of aging across your body. Remember to apply the products on a consistent basis in order to see results as fast as possible.

Differentiation Which Can be Used by Vendors of Hairbrushes for Marketing Purposes

Posted by on 18 Aug 2011 | Tagged as: Beauty & Fashion

We have to start by taking note that one challenge typically faced by marketers is that of making customers (or clients) buy their products, and not those sold by their competitors. This is not a very easy challenge to deal with – especially for marketers dealing with ‘practical’ products like hairbrushes. To the end-user, a hairbrush is ‘just/simply’ a hairbrush: most people don’t even notice the brand names engraved on their brushes. All they care about is the accessory’s ability to straighten, curl or otherwise style their hair.

Against that background, marketers tasked with the job of selling hairbrushes end up with a very hard time getting the customers to buy their specific brush models, as opposed to those of the competitors. Yet, when all is said and done, a marketer in this situation still has to work out how the hairbrushes can be differentiated in some way: if the end-buyers are to have any basis for buying them, and not those sold by competitors. Thankfully, there are three forms of differentiation which can still be used by vendors of hairbrushes for marketing purposes, namely:

Aesthetic differentiation: this can be achieved by, for instance, rendering the brushes in very attractive colors, which make them stand out against competitors in the market.

If, for instance, it is worked out that majority of the people who buy these hair-care accessories tend to be ladies, and if the stereotype that ladies love pink color is true, several things can be done. One of those is to make the brushes in pink color in order to make them attractive to the lady buyers.

Color issues aside, there is still the opportunity for aesthetic differentiation in terms of design: the way things like the handle and the bristles of the hairbrushes are rendered. The marketer has to study what is available in the market, and then advise the production people backing him or her up to come up with brushes which stand out on account of, say, their elegance or on account of their unique ‘eccentric’ look.

Keep in mind the fact that the objective is to give the end buyer a reason to pick the brushes being marketed, rather than others which may be present in the same shop shelve: and you won’t run out of options.

Technical differentiation: this can be achieved by incorporating new attractive features in the curling brush. People are likely to opt for brushes which are easier to use, friendlier to their hair or more efficient than others in the market. Sometimes, simple things like having a large handle, or a padded handle, can make a huge difference in terms of a hairbrush’s user-friendliness: thus making the hairbrush in question preferable to users than others in the market.

Brand differentiation: the idea here is to give the hairbrushes being marketed a distinct (and ideally memorable) brand name, and then try to familiarize the potential customers with that name long before they have need for a hairbrush. Chances are that when they eventually have to buy the hairbrush, they’d go with the hairbrush whose brand name they are already familiar with, rather than ‘strange’ hairbrushes whose brand names they’ve never heard of.

The truth is, majority of us prefer buying products we are somewhat ‘familiar’ with, even if there are other products with better features (or products which are better in other ways) in the same market.

What You Need To Know About Suede Slouch Boots

Posted by on 18 Aug 2011 | Tagged as: Beauty & Fashion

If you are at all interested in fashion, you will have noticed that suede slouch boots have become popular again. These boots are named after the fact that the material seems to slouch. They are both comfortable and stylish, and they come in a variety of styles and types to suit all occasions and different personalities.

The slouch effect on the boots means you can pull them up or pull them down if you like. On the shaft of the boot, this creates a drooping effect, and it appears as though the boot has wrinkles. While trying them on you should make sure they are not too tight around your calf, otherwise you will not be able to slouch them properly. When they were originally designed they were meant to be functional boots, but now that they have come back into fashion, they are perceived as stylish.

There are many reasons why suede boots have become so popular. They are both attractive while being comfortable, and their look goes with all types of clothes. This versatility appeals to many people, as they can be worn for different types of occasion. The space on the shaft of the boot gives you a feeling of freedom while wearing these types of boots.

There are many varieties and styles of slouch boot. There are knee-high boots, which often go best with dresses or short skirts. They can have different types of heel such as flats, high heels, or a wedge. There are also ankle-style boots, which can suit all occasions. Dress slouch boots usually come with high heels, and they can be worn for all formal occasions. However, the strength of the slouch boot is probably its use as smart casual wear.

One often overlooked aspect of buying and wearing slouch boots is care and cleaning. With raw leather cowboy style slouch boots, it is particularly important topretreat the leather with a silicon spray to prevent staining. If you do get mud or dirt on a leather boot, brush it off as soon as possible with a dry brush.

Slouch boots can come in a diverse range of materials, with suede being one of the most popular. As most people like to look stylish it is understandable why these comfortable suede slouch boots have become so popular.  With a wide array of styles, sizes and designs, you cannot go wrong if you wish to buy a pair of these boots.

Accessorizing with Eco Friendly Jewelry and More

Posted by on 10 Aug 2011 | Tagged as: Beauty & Fashion

Building up a collection of eco friendly jewelry can seem daunting, especially because so many precious gems and other materials frequently found in jewelry come from conflict-laden areas. However, it is far from impossible to find items that are made from ethically acquired materials, allowing your conscience to rest easy about the origins of your favorite pieces. You can find all sorts of eco conscious items, ranging from casual wear bracelets and rings to engagement and wedding rings.

Conflict free diamonds are one of the biggest eco friendly items in the industry, since diamonds are such a big item in general and many of them, known as blood diamonds, come from war zones and are mined and sold for reasons of war and conflict. By shopping for diamonds that are marketed as conflict free, you can know that your purchase is not supporting blood diamond activity. Conflict free diamonds come from a number of sources some are mined naturally in non-conflicted areas while others are made commercially and synthetically, producing a high quality diamond from controlled conditions and materials. The diamond looks the same as any natural diamond but because its source is controlled, it makes less negative impact on the world. Additionally, conflict free diamonds are important because of their presence in wedding jewelry. Diamonds have traditionally been present in wedding and engagement rings for a very long time. An eco friendly couple does not have to forfeit a diamond adornment for their set of rings when they know that an alternative exists.

Diamonds are not the only eco friendly jewelry material that you need to be conscious of. Nearly any material that is used in making jewelry can be made more eco conscious by the means of acquiring or making it. Some eco jewelry sellers make a point to donate a portion of each sale toward sustainable earth measures, or even planting a tree for each sale made. Being sustainable does not have to stop with jewelry either. Going out of your way to seek out other sustainable clothing items, such as Earth vegan shoes or shirts made from reusable fiber materials, can go a long way toward reducing your footprint on the world.

Weight loss through hard work and action

Posted by on 08 Aug 2011 | Tagged as: Beauty & Fashion, Health

Are you tired of looking for some good weight loss tips? Actually you don’t have to look for more. What you need to do is to act and not to really think much about it. You just have to learn the basics. The basic concepts, once you repeat them are actually the solution to your problem. Since we always rely on others opinion and even advice, we tend to act less and just wait for their approval or whatever. This is horribly wrong. So let us clarify that there is no specific weight loss for anyone. This is done through hard work and actions.

The hard work that you need to do is to go for healthy weight loss methods for they cost you less and also lesser risks. Healthy methods have been there for a long time, but most of us are afraid to use it or acknowledge it due to the fact that it is so linked with hard work. Yes it could be true, but you can always be smart in doing things to make weight loss a bit lesser in work. Here’s how you do it.

Play more

If you don’t like to go to the gym or to do the regular exercise, then you should try to play more. Play more means more into sports and other healthy activities that promote fast breathing and enhanced cardio function. This kind of activities for example, swimming, dancing, basketball, are all good for losing weight. They burn your calories and at the same time you have fun.

Be responsible

In losing weight you need to be responsible. Be responsible of what you eat. You already know that what you eat is what comes out in the body. The more you eat unhealthy food items, the more you get in trouble. That’s why you should be responsible of your actions. You don’t have to be too strict on this, especially when you are just starting out. You need to figure out a way to adapt the sense of responsibility in weight loss.

Eat more healthy food items.

Of course, healthy food choices will be very important. Try to stick to a healthy plan, more on fruits, veggies, whole grain products and lean protein products. Also, drink more water.  Minimize your fast food intakes and sweets.

Do some exercise for weight loss


Though you may hate doing too much exercise, doing regular cardio activities are the exercise for weight loss. They help you maintain a fit body and healthy lifestyle. Try it out and just give around 40 minutes in a day to lose weight.

Keeping Skin Looking Young With Healthy Skin Creams

Posted by on 07 Aug 2011 | Tagged as: Beauty & Fashion

The natural conditions of day-to-day life tend to be quite straining on our bodies. Fear of getting old is now even more justified, since these conditions can lead to a speeding up in the natural aging process.
Simple steps can be taken to ensure that this doesn’t happen:
  • Managing to get all the necessary rest for your body.
  • Eating healthier food.
  • Cutting back on drinking and smoking.
  • Proper exercise.
  • Better hydration.
  • Reducing stress levels.
All these things can help in our quest to stay healthy, fit and young-looking for a longer period of our life. But as we grow older, cells begin to deteriorate and take longer time to regenerate or replenish. There are natural substances in your body that will help prevent this process, but they also deteriorate in time and are no longer produced in sufficient quantities for them to have an effect. As such, cosmetic companies have synthesized them in anti-aging skincare products, wrinkle creams and moisturizers meant to help you fight back against this visible signs of aging.
Retinol is one of the main ingredients in anti aging creams. It is a vitamin compound with antioxidant effects, the first to be used as component in non-prescription anti-wrinkle creams. In the proper concentration, it can help reduce subtle lines and pore size.
Hydroxy acids are an important ingredient in exfoliation lotions, since they break the bonds that tie to the skin the dead cells, thus helping with the skin renewal. Always remember, though, that you will need to use sunscreen after using exfoliating products, since the use of this acids leave your new skin more susceptible to sun damage.
Copper Peptides are trace minerals found in all cells and are considerably important. Their role is in healing wounds, stimulate the production of collagen, increase the antioxidant action.
Co-enzyme Q10 is a compound whose role is to regulate the energy production within the cells and also has sunscreen properties.
Kinetin is a factor in plant growth which was shown to have a positive effect in improving the appearance of wrinkles; it helps the skin retain moisture and also aids in the stimulation of collagen production.
Green tea extracts are a common ingredient now in anti-aging products, due to their anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. These properties can also be found within Oolong tea and black tea.
Learning how to properly care for our bodies and using the right skincare products will ensure younger looking and healthier skin.

Want to Try Laser Hair Removal?

Posted by on 05 Jul 2011 | Tagged as: Beauty & Fashion

These days, when everybody is crazy about hair removal, men and women around the World are looking for the best way to get rid of unwanted hair in some of the most difficult areas of the body.  There are different ways and methods you can eliminate hair, but experts and customers seem to agree that the best way is through laser hair removal.

Thanks to laser hair removal, hair can be eliminated from the follicle, eliminating problems that arose with methods such as shaving, where the hair was still present below the outer layer of the skin. In each laser session, a laser will be directed to the hair’s follicles to burn it and eliminate it completely.

What kind of results can you expect? Well, it certainly depends on the type of hair you have and the amount of hair you have to deal with in the treatment. Laser hair removal treatments have proved to provide poor results among people with light hair, so this procedure is always best recommended for people with dark hair.  Laser hair removal machines seem to work better when there is pigment in the hair.

I also said that it depends in the amount of hair you have.  Of course, the more hair you have, the more sessions you will need in order to get rid of the hair. There are areas that are more popular with men and women, just recently many people have also become interested in laser technology to get rid of hairs on the legs and your back.

Laser hair removal is normally done in a beauty center, however recently the FDA has approved machines for laser hair removal at home, such as the TRIA laser hair removal system or Silk’n SensEpil Hair Removal Device. These devices promise to bring you the benefits of laser to your home at less cost.

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