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Hairstyle How To: Get Casual Beachy Waves

Hairstyle How To Beachy Waves LongWhat’s the hottest go-to hairstyle in Hollywood today? Simple: long locks with big, loose curls. But for everyday, this hairstyle can look a little too polished. A slightly unkempt hairstyle with big, beachy waves is more wearable around town and still cute enough for an impromptu date with the Starbucks guy. Here’s how to style it yourself:

Wash hair and towel dry just until damp. Rub in some mousse to give your hair a little volume – if your hair’s too flat on top, this hairstyle will make you look less beachy and more like you got rained on.

Blow-dry upside down without combing through; instead, just run your fingers loosely through it. Remember, we’re going for slightly unfinished here. Effortlessly beautiful and all that jazz. Brush your part to one side and grab your curling iron.

Use a curling iron with a pretty sizable barrel, like 1 1/4 inch. (I know these curls are smaller. Just listen to me, dammit.) Spiral one-inch sections of hair around the iron, hold for 20 seconds or so, then release the iron by pulling it out downward. This will keep the ends from getting too curly and will narrow the spiral just right. Make sure you’re twisting the iron towards the back of your head when curling the big chunk of hair on the one side.

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Maybelline Mineral Power Concealer Review

Maybelline Mineral Power Concealer Review - Face Makeup Reviews Christy TurlingtonThe mineral makeup craze is booming – so much so that even our drugstore pals Maybelline couldn’t help but get in on the action! Let’s try out the new rating system on Maybelline Mineral Power Natural Perfecting Concealer.

coverage: 5/5
For a drugstore product, I was very impressed with this concealer’s coverage. This baby blotted out my dark undereye circles with the greatest of ease!

texture: 3/5
While it was thick and matte, the finish wasn’t amazing and was almost grainy-looking. Still, I thought it made my skin look more natural than most concealers do, and it blended easily (at least to my skin in color Fair: Light 0-1).
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Look for Collagen Peptide In Your Anti Wrinkle Creams

The skin’s major structural protein that is responsible for its strength and durability and occupies 75% of its space is called collagen. You might have heard the name used often in relation to skincare products, and you might have heard how useful this fibrous protein is to keep the skin looking young, elastic, plump, and how its reduction in time causes the appearance of wrinkles and lines. Natural aging processes in fact make collagen production rarer, which apart from other health problems that come with aging, affect the skin by making it lose vitality, moisture and smoothness even.

Collagen Peptide is a usable form of collagen for the skin, or just collagen hydrolyzed, and it contains ten times the amount of the amino acids such as proline, glycine, and hydroxyproline than found in other proteins. Collagen and elastin combine to create collagen peptide bundles that cause the firmness of the skin. Loss of collagen peptide directly causes the loss of firmness in the skin, which plummets and sinks in, and eventually forms wrinkles and lines.

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Why Do People Dye Their Hair Extravagant Colours?

Dying one’s hair is quite a common thing these days, although natural hair colour is usually what people go for. What’s less common is people dying their hair unnatural shades such as bright red, purple and blue. Colours can be mixed and the results can be really extravagant, with vivid bonnets that make people stand out from a mile away. Some people think dying your hair different colours is odd, unattractive and immature. So why do people do it?

Why Dye?

One great reason why people would want to dye their hair unusual colours is for their rebellious nature. Brightly coloured hair is a punk thing to do and that’s exactly what the punk rockers did back in the 70’s and beyond. Punk was anti-establishment and the one thing that got the man angry was youths with bright hair. Brands like Manic Panic from New York provided the essential hair dye the punks needed to rile up stuffy conservatives.

Having coloured hair as an act of rebellion has gone beyond just punk rock though. Ravers, goths, emos, hippies, scene kids and anyone with an eye for the alternative have dyed their hair bright colours simply to differentiate themselves from everyone else. The fact coloured hair is banned in schools and most places of work only adds to its rebellious credentials.

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Eye Makeup Review: Maybelline Define-A-Lash Mascara

Eye Makeup Reviews Maybelline Define-A-Lash MascaraI got Maybelline’s Define-A-Lash mascara in #601 Very Black and I’m trying a new makeup rating system for mascaras, so check it out:

lengthening: 5/5
Wow! Define-A-Lash made my eyelashes look a half-inch longer. Seriously!

separating: 4/5
My lashes were well-defined, but the mascara didn’t find all of them. Try this instead: L’Oreal Paris Telescopic Mascara

curling: 5/5
An unexpected bonus! My lashes reached for the sky.

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