Once-country, now-pop icon Taylor Swift receives accolades for a wealth of number one hits today, but she first saw success with her hit “Teardrops on My Guitar”. (I’ve embedded the video below.) Taylor’s gorgeous eyeshadow and glitter in the music video looks too luxe for real life, but believe me kids, it’s not all video magic! Here’s how to master Miss Swift’s ultrafeminine look:
Have you ever been told that you look tired? People say this because they want to act concerned; however, it often can be hurtful and offensive. After all, what if you are not tired? If you got a full night of sleep, do you just look bad? Sadly, many people have the tired eyes look regardless of how fatigued they really are. The good news is there are 5 ways to combat this problem, and it doesn’t involve extra sleep!
1 – Use Skincare
One of the best solutions to get rid of tired eyes is skin care. With a good skin system, your features will look younger and healthier. In particular, an eye wrinkle treatment can combat problem areas around the eyes that cause you to age prematurely. This is one of the reasons people seem to look tired. In addition to treatment products, a good moisturizer can eliminate dryness around the eyes. This will add luminosity to the eye area and prevent the tired look.
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I don’t often review men’s products, mostly because I’m not a man. However, I do have a secret love of wearing men’s cologne. They just always smell so much deeper than women’s fragrances. So when Savon Pour Homme reached out to let me sample their line of cologne soaps for men, I couldn’t resist the gender-bending opportunity.
I received the starter set, which Savon Pour Homme describes as “a great way to experience our soaps without having to dive right into the real thing.” The soap starter set comes with a 4oz. oval-shaped body cleansing bar, a 3oz. round facial bar and two square samplers.
Soap for Men says their fragrance has been compared to the likes of Davidoff’s Cool Water and Armani’s Acqua Di Gio, and I definitely got the light, aquatic aroma. There’s a tinge of jasmine, though, which adds a subtle floral note that’s still manly enough for the most masculine of users. It felt extremely silky to use and reminded me a bit of LUSH Cosmetics’ soaps. Plus, it’s dye-free. Nice!
I’ll admit, I overblond-ed my hair myself for years, and it seemed each time I colored my hair was bright white-yellow on the bottom and my natural dark blonde at my roots. Very Britney Spears; not very sexy. I decided to do the big change myself by tossing on a deeper base and some nice highlights with L’Oreal Couleur Experte Haircolor in #9.2, “Light Beige Blonde Creme Brulee”. Was two colors at once an undertaking? Certainly – but if you never try, you’ll never know!
I had some initial concerns, as the color on the box looks VERY warm and almost red in the undertones, yet it notes that it is a “Cooler” shade. I was also worried that applying hair color and highlights one right after another might dry my hair too much, but the box said to do it so I did it! I am nothing if not obedient.
I had a monster breakout recently, an event I’ve not experienced since high school. I mean it was scary. Desperate, I used Murad’s Exfoliating Acne Treatment Gel, since they’re such a reputable brand in skincare that has served me well in the past. But the worst was yet to come.
Let me get right to the point. The gel has a very intense burning/tingling sensation, and even my normally hard-as-nails skin started itching & stinging. Many Murad acolytes claim using it repeatedly eliminates the itching sensation, but I’ve done it, and no. No, it does not. Each and every time, it has irritated my skin so badly that I had a compulsive need to remove it after application. Of course, being as loyal and hardworking for you guys as I am, I didn’t – I had research to do. Gel piled on giant zits, I spent 2 itchy, frustrating nights letting this stuff work its magic, carefully avoiding touching my skin for fear of transferring oil or rubbing this stuff off.