Foods To Eat When You're Depressed

An omelet -- just don't skip the yolk

Eat it for: The B vitamins and protein. Egg yolks are the vitamin-B-rich part of the egg.

Other examples: Lean beef, wheat germ, fish, poultry

Why they help: A diet rich in B vitamins can help lessen the severity of depression symptoms. B vitamins, especially B-6 and B-12, can help improve neural function -- the way the neurotransmitters of the brain send signals, which helps govern mood. There's also a growing link between vitamin B deficiency and depression. A 2010 study of 3,000 older adults followed over 12 years found that those with lower intake of these vitamins had a higher risk of depression, according to the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

The protein in eggs (as with lean meats) helps you feel satisfied longer, stabilizing blood sugar. And eggs can be consumed in a variety of ways, from scrambled to used as a French toast batter to boiled and chopped up as a salad topper -- so long as you go easy on the accompanying animal products that are high in saturated fats, like bacon or butter.

Nuts and seeds

Eat it for: The magnesium

Examples: Pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, cashews, almonds, peanuts. (Green leafy vegetables and whole grains are also high in magnesium.)

Why they help: Magnesium, a mineral found naturally in nuts and seeds, influences production of serotonin, a "feel-good" brain chemical. Magnesium also affects overall energy production.

Bonus: Nuts are also a good source of protein and healthy fats. And as a whole food, they make a healthy alternative to processed snacks, provided you choose unsalted and unsweetened varieties. Salt and sugared coatings don't add any health benefits and may make you overeat because they set up cravings in the brain for more and more salt or sugar.

Cold-Water Fish

Eat it for: The omega-3 fatty acids

Examples: Wild salmon, herring, sardines, anchovies, tuna (not more than once per week), rainbow trout, mackerel. Fish-oil supplements are a practical alternative for those who don't eat these cold-water fish at least three times a week, Reardon says.

Why they help: There's a reason fish is known as "brain food." Fatty fish such as wild salmon contain the omega-3 fatty acid DHA, which has been shown to increase the membrane quality and nerve function of gray matter in the brain. Twenty percent of the gray matter in the brain is composed of DHA. Some studies have found that DHA consumption especially increases gray matter in the amygdala, the hippocampus, and the cingulate, three areas of the brain associated with mood. People with severe depression have less gray matter in these areas.

Fish is also a great source of lean protein, which stabilizes blood sugar. Eating small amounts of protein with meals can help keep your mood on a more even keel.

Ancient Grains

Eat it for: The complex carbohydrates

Examples: Quinoa, millet, teff, amaranth, spelt, barley

Why they help: Complex carbohydrates take longer to digest, which means they don't cause spikes in blood sugar that can create roller-coaster moods. Complex carbs also increase levels of serotonin in the brain.

While any whole grain is good, so-called "ancient grains" are even better, according to Reardon, because they're less likely to be man-modified and processed. Packaged, processed, and refined foods made with wheat flour and sugar, in contrast, tend to be digested quickly, causing cause blood sugar to spike. When this happens, the body responds with an oversecretion of insulin, which winds up moving too much sugar into cells -- and blood sugars plummet. The end result: poorer concentration, fatigue, mood swings, intense cravings, and overeating.

Ancient grains are increasingly available at mainstream grocery stores and big-box stores such as Costco and Sam's Club. Look where rice products are shelved. Many ancient grains can be cooked like pasta or rice and served in their place as side dishes, in casseroles, or as a base for fish or chicken.

Bonus: Some ancient grains are a whole-grain alternative for those who are allergic to wheat or have gluten intolerance. (Barley, though, contains gluten.)

Green Tea

Drink it for: The amino acid L-theanine

Examples: Hot green tea, brewed iced green tea -- including flavored varieties like jasmine green tea or berry green tea

Why it helps: L-theanine is an amino acid found mainly in tea leaves; it's been shown by EEG tests to stimulate alpha brain waves. This can improve focus while also having a calming effect on the body.

"Despite the caffeine, the L-theanine in green tea seems to be profoundly relaxing, with effects that last up to eight hours," Reardon says. L-theanine is easily absorbed and can cross the blood-brain barrier, adding to its effectiveness.

Via Yahoo! Health
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Choosing the perfect skirt for your body!

Not in the mood for a dress today? Don't forget the wonderful world of skirts! Perfect for dressing up or down an outfit - but which style for your beautiful figure? There are so many different styles of skirts that sometimes it can be difficult to know which one to choose. This is particularly relevant if you have to buy the plain old black skirt for work, and are faced with a wide range of polyester nightmares, grabbing the nearest one just to get it over with! Don't despair! All it takes is a good look in the mirror and a little logic, and you'll be adding more skirts to your wardrobe before you know it.


  1. Identify the different types of skirts available. There are many choices out there and it's useful to know the basic shapes if you're not already skirt-conversant. The following are fairly standard skirt types from which other variations can be found:[1]
    • Schoolgirl skirt – a very short skirt style, often with pleats, can be used for sports
    • Mini and micro-mini – short skirts
    • Bubble skirt – bulges at the hem like a bubble
    • Pencil skirt – slimline, very slinky
    • Flip skirt – fitted from waist but then flares around the hemline
    • Sarong – a wraparound skirt
    • A-line – shaped pretty much like the letter A, can be any length
    • Handkerchief – tends to hang in graduated hem lengths, with a diagonal hem cut
    • Fishtail – slim waist, billows around hips, narrow around the knees, flares at the heels, like a mermaid's tail
    • Peasant – billowing, wide, layered style skirt, usually three quarter length.
  2. Select a skirt according to your figure type. The following guide is general and there may be some variations depending on the specifics of your own body shape:
    • Short figure: The best skirts for short figures are tapered straight (slim) skirts and A-line skirts but avoid stiff A-lines as they can make you appear squat. Length should be around the knee; if it's either too long or too short, the skirt can make you appear even shorter although if you have shapely legs, a shorter skirt can make them seem longer. Suitable styles include button-fronts and wraparound skirts, as long as they are not stiff. And off-center slit can help to elongate the legs. Vertical embellishments or detailing will also help create the feeling of length. Things to avoid include hem detail, mid-calf length skirts, patch pockets, and girly skirts.[2][3]
    • Thick waist: If you have a thick waist, wear skirts that draw attention to your legs and away from the waist. Wear long and full skirts or short skirts. Avoid skirts with any embellishments around the middle, as these will draw attention to the waist.[4]
    • Curvy figure: Skirts with subtle tapering are ideal, and A-lines and wraparounds are also suitable. Choose skirts with a flat front, side or back zippers, drop-waists or no waistband if you've a thick waist (or keep if you have a waist to show off), flat-textures with little stretch, and soft, fluid fabrics to float over curves. As with the short figure, an off-center slit can help draw attention to the legs and not the curves. Skirts to avoid include box styles, stiff fabrics, pleats, patch pockets, full styles, and any horizontal patterning. Don't wear any skirts that are too tight.[5]
    • Larger stomach: Wear lightly tapered pencil skirts and A-line skirts that drape. Avoid waistbands or remove them, avoid anything clinging or tight, bias cuts, pleats, wraps, darts in the front, gathered or bulky styles, and front pockets. Dark colors and flat textures are best. Don't wear sarongs.[6][7]
    • Boy-like figure: Skirts suitable for this type of figure include most styles although if you are concerned that your legs are too skinny, wear a long skirt with a slit or buttons on the front to increase the leg appeal. Pleating is good for slim hips and you can wear slanted pockets, patch pockets, gathering, belts, and thick waistbands. A small waist can be given added attention by the use of a wide belt.[8][9]
    • Bottom-heavy figure: This figure is flattered by a moderate A-line style or loose,softly draped skirts, and wraps, and the good news is that skirts flatter your figure more than pants. A tapered knee-length skirt can work if it's not too severe, and avoid waistbands. Details should be vertical, and prefer dark colors. Avoid pockets on the skirt, pleating all the way around, bias cuts or trims, Lycra fabric, hem detail, a lot of flare, or horizontal embellishment. Don't wear any skirts that are too tight and avoid any skirts that have pleats above the hips.[10][11]
    • Flat bottom: Wear Lycra fabrics, tight skirts, and bias-cut skirts.[12]
    • Long waist, short legs: Select straight skirts to give your legs length. The best length for the skirt tends to be between mid-thigh and above the knee. A belt in the same color as the skirt can visually shorten the upper body. Wear short tops or jackets, tone the pantyhose with the skirt, and rely on vertical embellishments to give a sense of length.[13][14]
    • Short waist, long legs: Look for skirts which are straight and have a dropped waist. Skirts that hip-hug or are low-rise, no waistband, and low-slung skirts are also a good choice. Tops that fall past the waistline can swallow up some of the leg-length and fluid skirt fabric can hide the short waist. Avoid anything on the skirt that interrupts the line of the top coming over the skirt (for example, pleats), belts that don't blend in, high or wide waistbands, and horizontal detailing near the waist zone of the skirt.[15][16]
    • Large thighs: This figure is flattered by skirts that are loose and drape or have soft pleats. Avoid wearing Lycra-blend narrow skirts.[17]
    • Thick ankles: If you have thick ankles, skirts are best when long and loose and with above-the-ankle boots. Any skirt with hem detail, embellishment, or flare in the lower half will draw attention to the ankles, so avoid this.[18]
  3. Understand the importance of hem length with skirts. Hem lengths change constantly but it's important to stick with the length that flatters you most. The best way to find this out is to check out the skirts in your wardrobe that you feel best in (or try a few lengths on at the store). Note where the hem falls. InStyle suggests that this will often be on the leanest part of your legs, which is usually mid-thigh or just above or below the knee.[19] Find up to three lengths that flatter you best and aim to keep with those when shopping for skirts. You can do this with ease provided you are honest with yourself about those dowdy skirts you've been hanging on to for too long; we're all born fashion-conscious, sometimes it just needs reawakening!
    • Hems should sit straight when on, with no dipping front or back. If not, try on another skirt.
  4. Select a 1950s style full or half circle skirt for most figure types – the full circle skirt is almost one-shape-suits-all. The 1950s glamour girl look comes from the flowing, flirty shape, making this skirt perfect for both work or a night out. Not only that but this skirt works for basically every figure – giving a cola bottle silhouette to a Twiggy figure, and coasting over the lovely bumps of the fuller figured lady, this really is the Little Black Dress of skirts. All you need to worry about is length and fabric.
    • Too long and it's a granny skirt, too short and you get that 1990s look heavily inspired by Empire Records, or the late 1960s. This is all well and good if you've got thighs that like being out and about, but if you're a little more shy, one bend over and the whole world's your audience! Generally the perfect length is just on or over the knee, as the curve of the hem subtly complements your lower leg by 'cutting off' the knee.
    • If you're a vintage fan, this is a great skirt to hunt out in vintage stores. You can often get a beautiful 50s cotton skirt, perfect for holidaying, and often in a kooky, unique fabric. But don't forget the power of eveningwear - you should be able to find sheer, layered fabrics, perhaps with glittering details at the hem. And don't forget: for the perfect 50s shape, pull in your waist with a wide belt, and slip a full petticoat underneath the skirt!
  5. Choose a pencil skirt carefully if you have curves. A great little slinky skirt, particularly prevalent in the pin-up style, this is a great way of looking sexy whilst covering up. Find the right fit, and these slinky delights will make you look and feel very sexy indeed. But some words of warning – underwear and fabric. Be sure to choose smooth underwear underneath and go for a heavier gauge fabric. This way the fabric coasts over your curves without illustrating them.
    • Make sure you buy the right size skirt. You should be able to fit a finger between yourself and the fabric, comfortably.
    • If you love your waist, have a look for the nautically inspired high waisted numbers that have been out and about lately.
  6. Wear a mini skirt with confidence. The mini is great fun, and essential for a 1960s party. But it really comes down to confidence, no matter what size you are. If you're slim, you can go for any shape of mini, and may particularly enjoy the flared, flirty style that's popular on and off. If you're a little curvier, a straight mini in a heavier gauge fabric (denim that isn't too elasticized is a good example, or basically anything lined) may be your best bet.
  7. Choose an A line skirt if you have an hourglass or Twiggy sort of shape. The A-line is a bit of a 1970s style but really it's a very simple, unfussy shape, which can be perfect for smart casual work wear. Just be careful with it, as occasionally it can give a never-ending widening look.
  8. Choose the trumpet skirt if you're an hourglass lady, pear shape or a slim lady, as it creates soft curves. The trumpet skirt is usually a floaty in and out, rippled hem skirt (it's the one your aunt always wears to weddings with a suit jacket). In the right fabric, with the right lining, it can really float over your figure, giving the idea of an hourglass (especially when cut on the bias). But if you have a big hip and upper thigh region, it may accentuate this region, and can really draw the eye to the flaw, so avoid in this case.
  9. Wear the tulip style if you have curves. This skirt style was a big hit in the 80s and now is found in even more stylish fabrics. Depending on the length and quality, this can be a really good way of showing off your figure by exaggerating it – it's a trick of the eye that Escher would have been proud of. These tulips often have a wide band around the base (which just about stops it from being a puffball) so it's not recommended for the slimmer ladies, as it's designed with curves in mind, and if there's a gap there, you won't have that sexy wiggle look at all!
  10. Pick the puffball (bubble) skirt if you're not too sensitive about thighs, bums and tums. An eighties nightmare for those that had it the first time around, the puffball can really be seen as a fun wardrobe item! If you simply have to wear one for that 1980s party later, bear the length in mind. Often the waist can be very high without the necessary concession in length, and soon all Queen and country knows your secrets! And if you buy one on a whim and end up hating it - why not turn it into a funky handbag by sewing either side of the waist together and attaching a handle to the top?
  11. Pair the straight skirt with with a simple white t-shirt for a clean day look. The pencil's roomier, more sensible cousin, a straight skirt can look subtly glamorous. Not too easy to translate to the evening but wonderful for a slim lady about town.
  12. Wear a maxi if you're a straight up and down kind of gal. A stretchy fabric maxi skirt can look super cool, especially with clunky boots and a denim jacket. But if you're a little curvier, look for a denser fabric that doesn't cling (even go up a size, if you can bear it!) or even a staggered, silky gypsy style. Watch out (especially in maxi dresses) for hidden in and out shapes around the hips. And don't get one that's too long because nobody likes to fall over.
  13. Pair the fishtail and the mullet. They're both stars of the 80s, both beloved by drag acts, and also, both a bit fishy. If you look back at some of the amazing 1950s evening silhouettes, you'll see the occasional fishtail, and depending on how it's carried out, it can look okay. But if it's too tight and you look like a mermaid that's tied at the knees, you'll be uncomfortable, annoyed, and need cutting out at the end of the evening. However, it can balance the width of your hips, in much the same way as flared trousers, drawing the eye elsewhere.


How To Choose the Right Skirt Length on Howcast

  • If you're confident enough to wear something, nobody's going to care much (except your mother, and if you're in the mass media, well, everyone). So if you find it and love it just wear it regardless! This particularly goes for vintage hunters; sometimes the fabric is just too good to walk away from, even if it does mean you're wearing harem pants to a wedding. But don't forget - snip snip! - you can always make do and mend. There are millions of online tutorials to help you with your customized designs.


  • If you make a mistake with a skirt, don't sweat it. Give it to a friend with the right figure and go and find one that does work. Take your friend with you even so you don't make the same mistake twice.
  • Don't wear skirts that are too flamboyant, lest you attract honey bees.

Things You'll Need

  • Skirts according to your body type
  • Skirt storage space (folded or hung with skirt hangers)

Sources and Citations

  1. Show Me How, 500 Things You Should Know, p. 174, (2008), ISBN 978-1-74196-327-4
  2. InStyle, Secrets of Style, p. 62, (2003), ISBN 1-932273-04-2
  3. Chic Simple, Women's Wardrobe, pp. 202-203, (1995), ISBN 0-500-01681-X
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  5. InStyle, Secrets of Style, p. 62, (2003), ISBN 1-932273-04-2
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  15. Chic Simple, Women's Wardrobe, p. 203, (1995), ISBN 0-500-01681-X
  16. InStyle, Secrets of Style, p. 63, (2003), ISBN 1-932273-04-2
  17. Chic Simple, Women's Wardrobe, p. 204, (1995), ISBN 0-500-01681-X
  18. Chic Simple, Women's Wardrobe, p. 204, (1995), ISBN 0-500-01681-X
  19. InStyle, Secrets of Style, p. 65, (2003), ISBN 1-932273-04-2

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14 Frugal But Fabulous Beauty Tips

14 Frugal But Fabulous Beauty Tips: Just because you're trying to cut does not mean that you want to stop to view it! Living room and spa budget can be the first to go, but there are many very inexpensive way to look better.

Drink water and tea. Want to improve your skin? Forget about expensive lotions and serums, only hydrate! This will help your skin look healthy and clear. Tea is another great option, because of its antioxidants.

Exercise. When you get your blood pumping, it brings oxygen and nutrients to all organs. The end result is a healthy skin and hair. You'll also notice that you have natural light, so that you can use less blush. And, of course, you will look to cut!

Treat yourself to a pedicure. It can be hard to give you a manicure at home, but also take care of the fingers is not difficult. You can invest in equipment for the pleasure of up to $ 20 and you'll save $ 20 to $ 40 a month there. Want to give your feet a good help? Try adding a few bags of black tea in a bowl. Tannins in tea can help reduce the smell and sweat.

Try to rinse your hair with vinegar. Skip the conditioner. Instead, add a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar with water and use it as a last rinse.

Go to beauty school. Do not get a degree, but to be tested! Students provide all the usual facilities as a normal room at discounted prices. You might even be able to find training students to give a massage.

Try a natural person. Can not afford to face at the spa? No problem! Many household items can help keep your skin looking as best as possible. Here are two:

    Yogurt: If you want to moisturize and prevent premature aging, refer to the dairy products. The lactic acid in yogurt helps to dissolve dead skin and tighten pores. And why not throw some oatmeal to remove excess sebum and dead skin cells? Mix a tablespoon of olive oil, four tablespoons of yogurt and ½ cup oatmeal and apply it for 15 minutes before rinsing.

   Cucumbers: Most of us know that a slice of cucumber on your eyes can help puffiness and dark circles. Chemicals to prevent fluid retention, ascorbic acid and caffeic acid, may be good for all skin and improve complexion. Peel the cucumber and put in a blender, and then use a sieve to collect all the liquid. Beat the egg whites and add the cucumber liquid. Then apply and leave for 15-25 minutes before rinsing.

Make a body scrub. Do not waste your money on fancy. Keep it natural (and cheap!). Mix one cup of olive oil, one cup sugar, 2 tablespoons of honey. Rub a little on your skin before a shower.

Take a warm bath.
You can take advantage of the relaxation. You can add a little olive oil and dried milk to soften skin.

Give your skin a rest. If you are not leaving for the day, go serums, creams and makeup. Not only does it save you money, but it's also good for your skin to have time to breathe.

Add a little thinner than your nail polish
. It may seem intuitive-cons, but when a bottle of nail polish is about half empty, add a few drops of solvent. This will keep the paint becomes too thick to use and make the bottle last longer.

Skip to initiate the eye. Instead, use vitamin E. This tube will cost you less than a dollar, and it performs the same function!

Use cooking spray to dry nails. It is much cheaper than fast drying spray polish, and any brand of vegetable oil cooking spray work as well.

Make your own air conditioner. Mix one part conditioner to ten parts water in a spray bottle. Be sure to shake before using.

Learn how to cut hair
. Or teach your spouse. This is not for everyone, but it can save your family money. If you're going to try for the first time, the appointment of the cut, it's a bit more than you really want. Thus, if it does not go quite the way you want, you can always go to a professional to fix it.

These ideas are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to saving money on beauty. If you have a product or service that you spend a lot of money, do your research. You can see that it is possible to do myself is just as effective.
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Pure Beauty Tips and Secrets

Pure Beauty Tips and Secrets: Beauty is skin deep that is true till today however, many excessively beauty conscious women seem to forgotten this old phrase. We regularly see a lot of women falling prey for the false promises created by cosmetic companies. You may have encounter the following advertisements, 'Become fair naturally within five days', 'Look 10 years youthful with ****** cream', or 'Get gorgeous instantly' etc. These advertisements aren't not marketing gimmicks. Producers realize that you are short of funds and would buy their product. At such occasions our sense seem to prevent working. How do a cream full of chemicals be natural? Such fake products modify the standard on the skin and pose more danger for the skin. This informative article provides you with some beauty advice and secrets that are fundamental and vary natural..

Drink one or more then one half liters water throughout your day daily.

An important beauty tip for face is always to consume a well-balanced diet including lots of vegetables and fruits.

Reduce use of caffeine and rather choose herbal tea.

Avoid junk and oily food that's towards the top of oil, fats, and calories.

Avoid getting a baby shower with tepid to warm water since it helps make the skin dry. Choose hot water bath.

Avoid harsh soaps. Possess a trip for herbal cleaning cleaning soap without any undesirable effects.

Don't rub a towel intensely on the skin but merely tap it on the skin.

To moisturize your skin soon after a baby shower celebration you need to use milk or cream.

You need to use sun block product before walking out on the planet.

You need to also cover other parts of the body with product before venturing out on the planet.

Make sure that you simply maintain normal room temperature to prevent your skin from blow drying.

You'll be able to create a homemade pack of cucumber juice and honey that revitalizes the skin.

You'll be able to apply cold cotton packs of milk or cucumber for that eyes that really help you eliminate dark circles.

Hygiene is important to keep the skin beautiful. It can help keeping skin condition away.

Get yourself a cleanup done once every seven days with homemade apricot scrub and employ an epidermis firming pack next.

Consider this fundamental makeup beauty tip if the involves skincare products, less is a lot more.

Consider the sun and rain before buying any cosmetic products. Choose products with less chemicals.

Another pivotal beauty tip for girls is always to never go to sleep while using make on as it could cause skin condition.

Oil hair with herbal oil once every seven days also it on overnight.

Don't clean hair frequently removes the shine and helps it be dry. Two occasions or 3 occasions each week is ample.

Don't complete the job getting a hair dyer frequently. Permit them to air dry naturally.

Avoid harsh shampoos and select mild ones with less chemicals.

Take advantage of the making obvious shampoo monthly since it helps cleansing the hair buildup.

One of the crucial beauty advice for tresses are make an effort to restrict using hairdressing products.

Keep your hands and foot neat and presentable by dealing with a manicure and pedicure.

Follow cook by remaining from consuming and smoking.

Sleep not under seven to eight several hours daily to make sure that your skin looks fresh and healthy. It is probably the secret methods for additional youthful searching skin.

Accept yourself when you're and be proud of your particular features.

One of the important beauty advice and secrets is always to maintain an optimistic attitude and never forget to use that dazzling smile.

Along with these beauty advice for ladies, you need to have a good workout regimen. To look beautiful it's also wise to be fit and healthy. Basically a great looks is not enough, furthermore you ought to have a great body that adds the glamor for the overall personality. Exercising will help you burn body fat and acquire an shaped figure. Furthermore, it improves blood stream circulation which imparts healthy skin, helping expel dangerous harmful toxins in the body. Exercising releases your body's the body's hormones that have you feeling relaxed and happy, and is amongst the significant pure beauty tips and secrets. If you want to appear great, first you have to feel happy and confident from the inside, that instantly reflects inside your face.

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DIY: Dotting Tool for Nail Art

I came across this genius idea from Pinterest and thought to let you guys know if you have missed it.
It won't even cost you more than €2. Keep on reading if you want to make it in 1 min...

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Whoever came up with this idea is a GENIUS. Because I have been looking for this tool everywhere here in shops but I never found it. I finally don't need to spend on those expensive ones. Thank God.
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On Trend: Blushing Beauties

So long, bronzer. Hello, blush. From the runways to the red carpet, flushed faces are back in style. Here, see how your favorite celebs have embraced the return of rosy cheeks.

Amber Heard
At a private dinner in LA, The Rum Diary actress matches her contoured blush to her fire-red lip shade. We like that she balances the pops of color with soft, dewy skin.

Mandy Moore
This singer-turned-actress uses peach blush on her lower cheeks to draw attention to the center of her face. Women with longer or square-shaped mugs can employ this application technique to emphasize their lips or eyes, instead of strong jawlines.

Elizabeth Banks
The 30 Rock actress channels her inner-pin-up with retro waves and dusty rose blush. We like how she extended the color line out to her temples to highlight the angles of her face.

Jennifer Love Hewitt
Hewitt adds a touch of sweetness to her plunging neckline by dusting the tops of her cheeks with a peachy-pink powder blush. Based on the precise placement, you can tell that she smiled when applying cheek color so as to line up her blush brush with the natural contours of her face.

Kate Bosworth
Women with pronounced cheekbones (like Bosworth), take note: If you concentrate color at the outer edges of your cheeks, you'll create a slimming effect for the rest of your face.

Keira Knightley
Calling all goth girls. To score a sophisticated, somber look like Knightley, dust blush pigments along the cheekbone areas directly under you eyes. The slightly atypical placement is hauntingly haute.

Krysten Ritter
The easiest way to wear neon blush hues? In moderation and not on the apples of your cheeks. (That would be way too David Bowie!) That's why we love how Ritter boasted a hint of electric cheek shading along the sides of her smile at this movie event.

Lady Gaga
Leave it to Lady Gaga to eschew rosy hues in favor of an opaque gray. While in London, the singer matches her cement-shaded blush to her silver locks. Real ladies looking to rock more exaggerated styles, like this one, can experiment with loose color pigments.

Christina Milian
When attending a party in LA, this songbird opts for a lavender blush to balance out to the yellow undertones of her skin. We also love how the hue looks with her pink-and-purple dress.

Nicole Richie
In true boho spirit, Richie uses safari tones to add dimension to her petite features. We like how she blends her almost-brown blush away from the center of her ears to highlight her cheekbones.

Scarlett Johansson
This bombshell scores 'tangerine dreams' status, thanks to coral blush and matching lip gloss. We like how the then-red-headed actress applied powder to the apples of her cheeks to emphasize the shape of her face.

Sophie Monk
This Aussie actress imports the bronzed beauty of Down Under with a kiss of color on each cheek. The easiest DIY approach to recreating this look at home? Apply cream-based blush to the pointiest part of each cheekbone, and blend thoroughly.

Zooey Deschanel
Quirky-cute Deschanel scores a girlie glow at a movie premiere by keeping her cheek color pastel, pretty, and matte. Mimic this look on the run by pinching your cheeks slightly—or brushing a mineral blush over the apples of your cheeks.

Via Real Beauty
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Beauty And Makeup Secrets

Beauty And Makeup Secrets: If you have not yet discovered the most powerful secrets that will enhance your natural beauty, you're not alone. But beauty is an attribute that is difficult to determine. None of the formula, consultation, procedure or method gives results as well as desirable for everyone. Councils in cosmetic fashion magazines, television segments, or on blogs fans can be so disappointing. Be beautiful, it's a lifestyle change, personal investments must be made in consultation with professionals.

"Secrets" Beauty is not as mysterious as it sounds. In fact, the choice of professionals willing to share the beauty tips that will help you look your best. Their mission is to provide information, advice and practical exercises tailored to your needs. Your hair, eyelashes, eyebrows, skin, nails and lips will get attention.

Experts start with the basics, noting all the physical conditions that can affect your appearance. Beauty and consultants offer advice for solving common symptoms such as dry skin, thinning hair, brittle nails, friction, and chapped lips. Customers are urged to undergo a medical examination, if the underlying disease is suspected.

The most important beauty advice from consultation, it is knowledge that you are getting. Experts are not easy to implement methods. They also provide practical information that allows you to feel confident. Your beauty potential continues to grow, long after your appointment ends. You will learn how to heat and UV radiation, the use of certain hygienic and cosmetic products, exposure to environmental toxins and precipitation should influence your decision beauty.

Rather than offer a single solution, professional counselors provide a wide range of options, and then recommend that you make the right choices with which you are most comfortable with. But the beauty experts and practical instructors. They're not just talking about cosmetic procedures. When you know what works and why it works, they will teach you technology. Education involves not only watch but also practical advice on their own.

Beauty expert advisory services even more useful, because they are granted in accordance with exceptionally professional. Meet your personal consultant beauty in comfort and enjoy the pleasant atmosphere of relaxation. Your friendship with your consultant will be based on respect and understanding. You get a complete, individual counseling for each meeting.

You can count on the quality of our services. Regular, extensive customer tracking ensures that your continued satisfaction. Services are provided quickly and efficiently. We are committed to meet or exceed your expectations every time you visit.

We are distinguished authorities in the field of counseling beauty. Our experience is supported by a professional certification. Continuing education in cosmetology and health permit continues, the best service. Our training is reinforced by experience, and we won our reputation for excellence.

When you're ready to discover how beautiful you are in fact, not be distracted by the latest fads, fast, and expensive products that promise to reveal some secret magic. Instead of investing. More than just a look or listen. Talk to a professional consultant. Discover the most important
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Beauty Tips for Teens

Teenage are the years when you can achieve your natural beauty by using some regular secret beauty tip. This platform will give useful beauty tips for teens. Keep these beauty secret tips in your beauty secrets diary.
Teenage is the age when you’re hairs, your skin, your hands & feet and definitely your inner health deserves the right attitude. Let’s have a look on beauty secret tips.
  • Healthy Diet tips for Teenage
  1. Accurate diet will keep the teenager’s beauty long lasting. Nuts will fulfill the need of vitamins and other nutrition of teenage skin.
  2. Breakfast is must for teenage, it will boost up your energy. Try to have proteins, complex carbohydrates and some fruit juice.
  3. Your intake of water should be 10 to 12 glasses per day. Remember at least this amount of water intake should be on top in teen’s beauty secrets. Whether you have dry, oily or acne skin this water intake will help to maintain teenage skin beauty.
  4. Avoid junk food and fatty acids in much amount. Pastries, burgers, sausages etc should not be the part of your diet.
  5. The most important thing doesn’t take beauty supplements for you skin in teenage. You need natural care and natural beauty secrets tips, but calcium and iron are necessary nutrition’s for teens.
  • Skin Care Beauty Tips for Teens:
  1. Daily skin care will increase beauty of teen skin. Make the habit of these beauty secrets.
  2. Do proper cleansing with mild cleansing milk in the morning and at bed time.
  3. Avoid hard scrub, hard scrubs will only make the situation worse. Use mild exfoliations.
  4. Moisturizer is key to beauty secret for teens. Use Shea butter moisturizers.
  5. Instead of using heavy face pack, use home made mild face pack. Honey is best resource for skin nourishing. Cucumber also enhances the beauty of teen skin. Apply homemade face pack weekly.
  6. Don’t forget to use sunscreen of SPF 30 or more. Re-apply the sunscreen after 4 to 5 hours. But make sure that your skin is cleaned with mild toners before re-applying the sunscreen.
  • Hair Care Beauty Tips for Teens:
  1. Get your split ends trimmed every month.
  2. Natural hair color will enhance the beauty of teen hairs.
  3. Make a habit of brushing before going to bed daily night.
  4. Do proper oiling, oiling once in a week will be enough.
  5. Avoid blow-dry, only use when you need most.
  • Makeup Beauty Tips for Teens:
  1. Don’t go with high tone makeup.
  2. Avoid heavy foundations.
  3. Try to be natural.
  4. Lip glosses, mascara and eye liner is enough for teen skin makeup applications. And if you are makeup lover then go down with lighter tones.
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Asian Beauty Secrets And Tips

Asian women are one of the most beautiful women in the world. Their beauty is not only a result of genetics, but also how they take care of your skin and the procedures that they retain their beauty.Traditional anti-aging products (creams, moisturizers, serums, masks), which are widely distributed in the U.S. and Europe are primarily intended to reduce the signs of aging - wrinkles, wrinkles, age spots. In other words, it is an anti-aging, that on the surface of the skin. Unlike Western medicine, traditional Chinese medicine to focus on the entire body, as well as the factors that lead to premature aging. The emphasis on Chinese internal medicine, the presence of toxins in the body, energy body.
We offer a few simple steps and easy homemade masks, exotic foods and products that your skin can turn into a new, higher level.
Panex ginseng
Panex ginseng, also known as ginseng is a universal "cure" is widely used in Asian countries. Ginseng contains many molecules, a powerful fatigue and stress loss in the body. It is rich in antioxidants that fight free radicals that can seriously affect the skin to neutralize it. Ginseng also contains large amounts of natural steroids, which are necessary for the production of new skin cells.

According to traditional Chinese medicine, ginseng Panex nourish the heart, lungs, spleen, kidneys and liver. Ginseng improve blood circulation and metabolism - both factors that are critical to the healthy cells of the skin younger looking skin.
How to Use Ginseng PanexBuy 50g. Panex ginseng (you can find in a drugstore) and pulling it up to 120 ml. mineral water. Put the water and ginseng in a pan and steam for 30 minutes. ½ to drink fluids and eat it for breakfast the rest in the coming days. To do this every day for two / three weeks for best results.
The Pearl of Beauty
Asian women use pearl powder for centuries for their skin to look healthy and keep the Fed. Pearl powder contains amino acids and other elements that rejuvenate the skin.Pearl powder soothes inflamed tissues, promotes healing, and works especially well for people with sensitive skin as it soothes the irritation of the inflammation, redness and skin. Asian women use pearl powder or applied topically to the skin look smoother and younger looking to save. Looking for a Chinese pearl powder repealed Zhen Zhu Mo.
How to use pearl powder:Mix 1 tablespoon. pearl powder with egg yolk and other ½. Acacia honey. Add 2/3 cup. water as necessary to be a good combination of ingredients. Bring the mixture to your face for 20 minutes and rinse with warm water.
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Celebrity Beauty Secrets Skin

Celebrity Beauty Secrets Skin: Celebrities idols, all the celebrity, the fact that the focus in the eyes of the audience. Selebrti should look good and beautiful. They should make the best possible care. We'll see how the beauty secrets of Hollywood stars on their skin and beauty. Celebrity Beauty Secrets will be revealed. Having perfect skin is very important, negligence causes serious disorders of the skin surface and depth. Hollywood is the focal point for skin changes and trends in body care products. Most celebrities try to be good every time he appeared before an audience, you'll know how to preserve the beauty. Some celebrities will share their secrets beauty tips for women around the world.
Selena Gomez is in the red carpet at the Grammys last night, from the beautiful light pink lips Selena Gomez and radiant skin teal eyeliner Keri Hilson. Makeup artist Karan Mitchell created by Selena Gomez bright makeup Grammy. For persons with Mitchell Silk Foundation NatureLuxe, and then poked the T-zone and under the eyes with CG Smoothers ring in the middle. As a basis, it is used in powder TruBlend translucent light. Then she asked Cheekers brand Blush in Peach Jolie cheekbones. As for the lips, Mitchell connected with all LipPerfection lip color siren.
Mila Kunis with diamonds and rubies person to get that glow of HD and diamond Ruby and Diamond Peel uses tiny pearls as antioxidants for the skin. Before the Golden Globe in January, the actress 27 years as the skin, requiring sucking an ice cube to reduce the swelling on her skin, neck, arms and back of hands.
Jennifer Garner stars and the biggest stars put their beauty secrets choice for us. Sun safe practices and Jennifer Garner to use sunscreen, and now I'm using Neutrogena Pure and Free Sunblock lotion, baby, because it contains natural minerals and high SPF.
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Black Dress Accessories That Work Best!

First, Katherine Akra shows you which accessories work best with your little black dress.
Spankie shows you how to accessorize the little black dress in 10 ways, to get 10 outfits out of 1 dress! High heels, boots, thigh high boots, jeans and more!
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2012 Prom Dresses!

Prom is one of the most special nights in a high schooler’s life. Whether you are attending the junior or senior prom, you need a prom dress that reflects the importance of the night. Since prom is not a night to blend in, you need a dress that makes a statement. Press play and check these out.
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The Naked Truth: 4 Celebrities Go Nude for Allure

Before all her hit songs, Hilson worked behind the scenes as a successful songwriter. Stepping out of the background was not as effortless as Hilson, 28, now makes it look. "The transition to being in front of the camera was very, very difficult," she says. "Everyone has their idea of what you should look like. 'You need to get into the gym.' 'You need to wear less clothes.' 'Wear dresses and skirts.' 'Put a weave in.' 'Cut your hair.' 'Color your hair.' There are so many ways that others tug at you." To Hilson, posing naked stripped her back down to her real self. "We do a lot of things to seek validation: I have to get more expensive handbags or fake lashes or fake boobs. This shoot was about dropping all that."

On Moynahan's mind in this picture: "Mostly whether things were getting squashed in the wrong way," she says. The 40-year-old Blue Bloods actress was confident about some things. "You know you're going to have good lighting and positioning to help your body out." In the real world, though, Moynahan says, "I never roam around in bikinis, and I am only naked in the privacy of my own home. In this electronic age, it's not safe to be naked anywhere else, even in locker rooms." But her hesitation isn't due to a lack of confidence. "I've been in the business a long time, so it didn't really faze me. I was completely comfortable."

Tisdale brought her mother to her nude shoot. "I've always wanted to be sure my parents approve of what I do," she says. "Even with my tattoos, my mom went with me. The 'believe' tattoo is because my mom always told me to believe." The High School Musical and Hellcats actress does six workouts a week, rotating a boot-camp class, cardio, strength training, and Spinning, but disrobing was actually much less about showing off her hard-earned shape than it was about growing up. "I'm 25, almost 26, but people think of me as much younger because I look young," she says. "Being in this shoot was me saying, 'I'm not just the young girl everybody thinks I am. I'm actually a woman.'"

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16 Ways to De-stress

Brow furrowed? Pulse galloping? Barely able to breathe? It's time to relax. We've gathered easy strategies to keep tension from taking over.

Forget swaying pocket watches and deep trances. "Hypnosis is a state of highly focused attention," says David Spiegel, the director of Stanford School of Medicine's Center on Stress and Health. If done properly, hypnosis can clear your mind, lower your heart rate, and decrease muscle tension. Close your eyes and picture a movie screen with something stressful, like rush-hour traffic, on the left side. Now, visualize a solution playing out on the right, like discovering a new route with no traffic. Eventually, you'll feel a moment of intense absorption, he explains, like when you're so caught up in a good movie that you forget where you are. Try doing this for five minutes, three or four times a day.

Although it may be tempting to rehash the details of how your sister's boyfriend snubbed you, letting go of negative feelings really does lower stress. "When our minds keep rehearsing troubling interactions, the body's calming system becomes impaired," says Charlotte vanOyen Witvliet, a psychologist at Hope College in Holland, Michigan. A cursory hug won't do, though. You have to sincerely replace your anger toward the wrongdoer with an attempt to understand the reasons behind his actions. "Forgiveness helps you see more of the truth, not less. When we are upset, our vision is limited in scope," says Witvliet.

Just looking out your window can have a relaxing effect. In a study led by Peter Kahn, an associate professor of psychology at the University of Washington in Seattle, participants in an office were shown one of three views: a natural setting, a digital display of the same scene, and no view. When stress levels were artificially increased, those looking at the real natural scene returned to their normal heart rate more quickly. Those who looked at the digital display did no better than those looking at a blank wall, suggesting the brain is not easily fooled. "We do best mentally and physically when we're connected to nature," says Kahn.

"Without question, stress is mitigated by nature," says Mehmet C. Oz, coauthor of You: Stress Less (Simon & Schuster). Scientists at Harvard University delivered flowers to one group of women and gave candles to a second group. Within a week, the first group felt less anxious and depressed, perhaps because humans are comforted by vegetation—a means of survival in caveman days. Oz suggests keeping a plant on your desk and cut flowers at the dinner table.

A kiss (or two) a day can keep the stress away. You'll feel less isolated, which is a common source of anxiety. According to Laura Berman, a professor of obstetrics-gynecology and psychiatry at Northwestern University, women in particular respond to locking lips by releasing endorphins. She recommends at least one ten-second kiss a day—deep and emotional, but not necessarily sexually arousing. "Just enjoy the physical connection," she says.

You don't need to slip into bed to get the benefits of a good rest. Kate Hanley, author of The Anywhere, Anytime Chill Guide: 77 Simple Strategies for Serenity (Skirt!), suggests a simple exercise you can do at your desk that is just as refreshing as a nap:
• Keeping both feet on the floor, stack your forearms on the edge of the table.
• Scoot back in your chair so your spine is extended.
• Rest your forehead on your arms for a minute or two.

This opens the neck and shoulders, where physical tension commonly builds up, and creates space in your rib cage for deep breathing. Visualize your next task going well, or simply focus on your heartbeat. Either way, this exercise gives you a break.

Working out is a great way to take a bite out of tension—but think twice before you sign up for a boot camp. "When you are mentally tired, intense exercise adds to the stress you are feeling," says Samuele M. Marcora, a physiologist at the University of Kent in England. After a draining day, he suggests a moderate-intensity workout, like walking or light running. "It won't improve your fitness level, but it is good for the mood."

Yoga is a proven stress buster, but not all poses give the same relief. Inverted stances, such as back bends and headstands, may have a greater effect on your mood and anxiety, say researchers. The part of the nervous system that relaxes the body and mind may be stimulated when the spine is bent, explains Chris Streeter, a professor of psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine.

"Stress can be triggered when our bodies don't know what time it is," says Julie Holland, an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at New York University School of Medicine. "Exposing your retina to sunlight resets your circadian rhythm so your brain is on a schedule." Take a walk outside without sunglasses for 20 minutes a day, three times a week. Phototherapy lamps and vitamin-D supplements also help.

If you're still crying your contacts out on your 100th viewing of Blue Valentine, try watching it a 101st time with a new outlook: A recent study suggests that thinking positively while watching a sad movie may help you cope with setbacks in the real world. Women who had experienced stress were shown sad scenes from movies such I Am Sam and Fatal Attraction and asked to come up with happy endings and good advice for the characters. Test subjects who were best at this showed fewer signs of depression than women who watched the movies passively, says Allison S. Troy, a researcher at the University of Denver. Solving other people's problems is always easier, she says. Practicing as you make your way through your Netflix queue may sharpen your skills.

Itchy eyes and a runny nose aren't the only plagues of allergy season: Stress may rise with the pollen count. Alvaro Guzman, a psychiatrist at the National Center for the Treatment of Phobias, Anxiety and Depression in Washington, D.C., says research shows that patients with seasonal allergies often report stress, mood dips, and depression when symptoms flare. "When we have an allergic reaction, chemicals are produced in our blood that can aggravate mood changes," he says. If you notice your stress levels peaking when the weather is changing, Guzman suggests getting tested for allergies.

Saying what you really think about the boss over a couple of martinis has its advantages. After observing groups in various workplaces, Yehuda Baruch, a professor of management at Rouen Business School in France, found that people swear as a coping mechanism to release stress. When upset with a difficult customer, one test subject pretended to carry on a conversation as if the client were still on the phone, but with profanity to describe exactly how she felt. In the real world, Baruch warns to use common sense. "Stay professional and never swear in front of someone who would be offended."

You're sitting on the couch watching The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills reruns—just like last weekend. And instead of becoming absorbed, part of your brain stays focused on the looming deadlines that have been nagging at you at work. Susan Nolen-Hoeksema, a professor of psychology at Yale University and the author of Women Who Think Too Much (Henry Holt), says, "Overthinking without being able to resolve anything draws us deeper into a feeling of being overwhelmed." A pastime that requires you to pay attention or engage with other people—like tackling a new recipe, taking a foreign-language class, or playing tennis—lets you escape from your own spinning head and break the cycle.

Admiring a photo of a model or a movie star just as you would a work of art could relieve tension. Half a group of people who viewed photos of females wearing makeup said they were less stressed afterward, according to a study at the University of Louisville in Kentucky. The other half did not report the same benefit, but they didn't feel any worse, says Patrick Pössel, a professor of psychology who conducted the study.

Battling stress can be as simple as ordering fish at a restaurant. On The Truth About Food, a program on the Discovery Health Channel, researchers measured hormone levels in London cabdrivers, who have highly stressful jobs. When put on a diet of four portions a week of oily fish like mackerel, a source of omega-3 fatty acids, the drivers produced less of the stress hormone cortisol and more of DHEA, a hormone the body cranks out to combat stress. "When the body sees omega-3 fatty acids, it feels calm," says Oz. Walnuts, flaxseeds, and tofu are other excellent sources.

The hours your boyfriend and his slacker buddies spend hooked up to an Xbox may have an actual benefit. According to researchers at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina, playing nonviolent video games can decrease stress and improve your mood. "Getting absorbed in games provides a distraction and relaxes the nervous system," explains Carmen Russoniello, a professor at the university. Skip World of Warcraft, even if you love walloping trolls, and choose something like Peggle instead. "The challenge should be difficult enough, but not an added pressure," says Russoniello.

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