Christmas is just around the corner and we all are doing our best to get ready for the festive holidays. While some people are stocking their kitchen with delicious treats* and ingredients to be used in festive meals, others are worried about not looking their best during the holidays.
While we are excited about the holiday season, it can be quite stressful. As a result, you pay less attention to simple stuff that improves* your look. When it comes to looking your best this Christmas, it all comes down to establishing a skincare routine that you’ll be following even when holidays are over. Treat* your skin with rich moisturizing creams and apply makeup that enhances* all your features without making you look like you’re wearing a mask.
Take it easy with a powder, and opt for a smokey eye effect when attending parties. Remember, if you have smokey eyes you should go for a lighter lipstick. On the other hand, if you want to make your lips stand out, then take it easy with eye makeup. Master the art of simple hairdos, even an ordinary updo looks super sophisticated with your festive outfit.
Not all people struggle with makeup and hairdo. For some, their weight may be a problem, and for those who are already conscious about their health and fitness, they may be worried about splurging out during Christmas. In this post, we’ll take a quick look at simple techniques that will help you keep on track with your healthy diet, while still allowing you to splurge out now-and-then.
With Christmas and the festive holidays coming up, people are concerned about possibly cheating their diet and indulging in the many delicious treats* that will be set out on the table. A bowl of Christmas pudding and perhaps even a late night of celebration. Fortunately, with some effort from your side, it is definitely possible to overcome these obstacles while still being able to enjoy yourself.
The very first thing we would like to advise our readers is not to completely restrict themselves from the Christmas feast that will be served during the holidays. It is okay to splurge out once-in-a-while, but the key is to know your limits. Try to prioritize the healthier options when choosing your food, and dish up a minimal amount of the less healthy options. This will allow you to enjoy the traditional food that might be considered fattening, but without succumbing to their unpleasant after-effects.
While prioritizing the healthy options in order to be able to enjoy the lesser healthy options is one way to go, we would also like to emphasize the fact that you should try to limit the amount of servings you have. When we are feasting during Christmas time, we are often tempted to go for a second or even a third plate of that delicious meal laying before us on the table. Unfortunately, this is not a healthy choice and will most certainly not have any positive impact on your waist line. Instead, limit yourself to a single serving during every meal.
In addition to tips that will be discussed below, it is also important to always remember to keep yourself hydrated, as well as to stay physically active. Even just participating in a 15-minute exercise protocol on a daily basis may will help to keep your metabolism active and help you avoid gaining excess weight after you have consumed some of the unhealthier choices that might have been served during the festive meals. There is no need to take part in heavy exercises during the festive time – even just performing some yoga or taking a jog every day can be beneficial.
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My name is Aubrey Destremps and Iam an American model & Hair/Makeup artist from Boston, Massachusetts. After moving to Los Angeles, CaliforniaI began doing hair and makeup on set for Arsenic Magazine, Live Glam Co., Glamour Magazine, Champion, Aeropostale, Serena Williams, etc. I am sponsored by Morphe Brushes and Limecrime Cosmetics. I was also one of the original Arsenic girls, traveling with them to Mexico City, Mexico and becoming the official hair and makeup artist of their world tour. Find Aubrey on Instagram & Linkedin
ALOE VERA SOOTHES THE SOUL, less is more when it comes to makeup, less is more when it comes to heat styling, let 2018 be the year of natural beauty. shower, aloe, coconut oil for lotion on the body and hair, throw on some mascara and a cute topknot; feel pretty as you!
She is best known for her yoga, hula hooping, delicious vegan food, her passion and her positive energy. By profession she teaches yoga, guides meditation, She is also a Reiki Master. She leads retreats and conscious events and She is also a creative cook who has a catering business and loves sharing food and inspiration with the community. She dreams of utopia and her mission is simple: She is here to inspire, spread love and consciousness through her work and entertainment.
My health & beauty regime is very simple:
I believe less is more. I avoid buying lots of brand name products and only use ones that only contain natural or organic ingredients (to avoid unwanted chemicals and toxins). Sometimes I make my own exfoliants, salt scrubs and bath bombs when I feel like treating myself to a rejuvenating DIY spa. I also frequently use coconut oil for rehydrating everything hair, nails and skin and and also cooking. It's important to be healthy from the inside out, so I drink lots of water to stay hydrated and I eat a mainly raw nutrient packed and plant-based diet to optimize my vitamins, minerals and digestive enzymes. I like to include a lot of herbs and spices in my food too, this improves immunity, antioxidants, anti-inflammatories and more. To avoid stress and stay in shape I practice yoga regularly and I meditate daily.
Kinya Claiborne is the Founder & Editor-in-Chief of Style & Society magazine, an online American women's magazine, whose headquarters are in Los Angeles. The magazine is an online platform that shares fashion, entertainment, travel and lifestyle.
My biggest beauty secret is using makeup setting spray to keep my makeup fresh and flawless all day long. My days are often long, starting off in the morning in the office, then off to red carpet events in the evening with little time to refresh my makeup. Makeup setting spray will keep your makeup red carpet ready from day to night. My favorite makeup setting spray to use is Model in a Bottle. It’s a must-have for your daily makeup routine.
She is a mom of 4 two have Autism, they are a fun loving family. They have homeschool and travel a bit, and they do a lot of arts and crafts.
I know it is said often, but rest well. Aside from that, moisturize. Every time I go into my bathroom I moisturize, and it really helps. I also believe in night creams.
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And those with truly radiant skin know that it’s about much more than the products we use on our skin, but just as important, it’s about the way we nourish the inside of our bodies as well. Based on expert recommendations, I can share with you a comprehensive beauty solution that offers the essentials you need to keep your skin looking its best, even as you age.
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She is an author, yoga & meditation teacher dedicated to helping others reduce stress, get healthy and feel great instantly so that people can easily relax and enjoy the simple pleasures of life with family and friends.
Relaxation Tip: When Stress becomes Too Much…
Try this easy yoga breathing exercise anytime you feel overwhelmed and stressed:
Stop what you are doing;
Lower your shoulders and lengthen your neck;
Take a slow steady deep breath in through your nose for a count of 1 … 2 … 3 …
And slowly breathe out, through your nose, again for a count of 1 … 2 … 3 ….
Repeat this breathing cycle for three to five rounds.
Smile and enjoy the moment.
Ann is a certified holistic health coach, author and independent nutritional consultant who empowers women to live well so they can model health and wholeness - spirit, soul and body - to their families, workplaces and communities. She provides strategies that make getting healthy simple and easy. She believes healthy families begin with healthy moms and grandmoms!
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I start each day with prayer and meditation to center and ground myself in peace, drinking at least one-half my body weight in ounces of water with 1/4 tsp. of natural, unprocessed salt for every 32 oz. to stay hydrated; I do a modified fast once a week to keep my appetite in check and detoxify before the holidays; I cleanse my face with a combination of jojoba and hemp oil daily and exfoliate my skin and do a matcha and manuka honey mask once a week.
She is health, fitness and wellness Blogger. She ia the Owner of I40Club which aims to inspire people to hit the gym, try something new, and just maybe change your life. Stay Fit, Fun and Fabulous at any age.
Stay Hydrated with Matcha Tea and Lots of Water
With the holiday season in full swing the gift you can give yourself is to stay hydrated. With cooler and drier air and the extra cocktails, you and your skin will easily get parched. To combat this, it’s important to drink plenty of water to stay properly hydrated. But if you want an extra boost, drinking Matcha Green Tea can also help you look and feel great. This miracle elixir has been consumed in Japan for centuries and is loaded with antioxidants. These antioxidants are the magical nutrients and enzymes which will not only give you glowing skin but also boost your energy and endurance levels. The perfect pick me up for your pre-party beauty regime!
She is the Editor in Chief of advicesisters.com and leatherandlaceadvice.com. Her focus is beauty, fashion, lifestyle, travel, tech, food and spirits and entertainment. She has built her reputation offering readers a unique perspective on life and love.
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My favorite go-to is longwear lipstick. There are many types. I like CoverGirl Outlast, but for an easy lipstain I've used SassyLips. Longwear lipstick can dry out lips, but the upside is that I don't have to re-apply often or at all. Exfoliate your lips well and slather them with lip balm day and evening when you use longwear lipsticks to help keep the color smooth and your lips, soothed.
Jess Benoit is a homeschooling mom of 3 nerdlings, ages 10-16, and wife to my awesome high school sweetheart. She like to write about life, family/kids, homeschooling, product reviews, giveaways, recipes, tutorials, beauty tips, fashion, and deals.
The winter is esp Isis jut harsh on my skin so I make sure to keep my skin clean and use moisturizer. Oily skin is no exception.
Nicol Natale is an editorial intern at IDG UK. A former student-athlete, Nicol recently graduated from Fordham University, New York, with a degree in Psychology and a minor in Marketing. Nicol finds joy in playing football (the British kind), travelling, and spending time with friends and family.
If you’re native to northern climates, then you may be all too familiar with the harsh consequences of cold weather on the skin. Here are two simple, yet overlooked tips to keep your skin glowing and vibrant.
Firstly, hydrate! Many people reduce their water consumption during the winter, which can leave the skin looking dry, wrinkled, and chapped. 8 to 10 cups of water a day is necessary to fuel the cells so that the body can pump blood to facial muscles, resulting in a more lively appearance.
Secondly, spend at least 20 to 30 minutes a day outside. During the winter, we tend to hibernate indoors next to a fire rather than facing the cold. The outcome? Less vitamin D. In addition to causing fatigue, bone weakness, and muscle pain, lack of the sunshine vitamin can lead to wrinkles, acne, excess sweating, and eczema.
Brigitte is an herbalist and nutritional consultant of Natural Health with almost fifty years of experience. She teaches Herbal Medicine at Naropa University and The School of Health Mastery in Iceland. She has taught at Omega Institute, Esalen, Kripalu, Sivananda Yoga Ashram, Arise, Envision and Unify Festivals, and The Mayo Clinic. She blogs for the Huffington Post and Care2. She is also a professional member of the American Herbalist Guild.
I start my day by drinking lemon and water, followed by herbal tea. I also do fresh fruit facials, yoga, deep breathing, walk everywhere (Do not drive). I eat greens, wild food,. I avoid pharmaceutical drugs and use only herbal remedies.
She is a beauty writer and independent real estate professional.
Whatever your age and whatever the time of year, an established beauty regime will ensure your skin is always looking its best.
Determine whether your skin is dry, greasy or normal and select the most appropriate products.
Don’t overspend on a vast selection of expensive skincare items; just a few middle-range, over-the-counter products will keep your skin well cleansed, toned and moisturised.
Discontinue products that sting your face or cause an allergic reaction.
Eat wisely, drink adequate water and avoid greasy or sugary foods.
Always use a high SPF day cream all year round to avoid the appearance of premature lines and wrinkles. Reputable creams will also help protect your skin from harsh winter winds.
Remember to gently remove all makeup before bedtime. A luxurious silky or satin pillowcase will help delay the onset of facial wrinkles. Get enough sleep so that your skin is revitalised for the following day.
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1. Make sure you get enough sleep!
2. Watch the alcohol as it can dehydrate and reduce the immune system.
3. Use non toxic skincare products. These will not irritate the skin and cause less breakouts.
4. For that natural skin glow, take omega-three fatty acids and drink a lot of water!
5. Consider a three or five day detox. This will get your system moving in the right direction. You may also lose a few pounds!
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Me? I shower, dry off, apply some coconut oil and that's it... even my hair I allow to just dry.
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The best-kept secret to flawless makeup is a great skincare routine! Make sure you hydrate your skin with moisturizer and a hydrating serum before applying your makeup. To keep you looking fresh and awake even through those family holiday gatherings, apply your favorite concealer – my favorite is the Maybelline Age Rewind mixed with some of the La Mer concealer. Once blended, take the Becca Cosmetics Under Eye Brightening Corrector and apply a small amount where you applied your concealer. I set my under-eyes with the Bare Minerals Well Rested concealing powder and the La Mer translucent powder to give me that extra glow!
Add a bit of liquid illuminator - try the Burberry Festive Illuminating Drops - to your foundation or primer to have that all over glow for the holidays. You’ll look naturally glowing and you’ll definitely be the envy of those holiday parties!
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Christmas is the season of parties and get-together that’s why it’s important to always look your best. But, how can you do that?
Applying party make-up can’t guarantee that you’ll look stunning. If you want to look great, the best way to do is to prepare yourself by doing the right thing.
For you to look bright and alert, you should ensure that your eyes don’t look tired. This means that you should avoid staying late at night prior to attending the Christmas party or any event.
Having a flat stomach will make you confident to wear sexy dress and to flaunt your sexy body. This can be achievable if you will avoid foods that cause bloating and excessive gas. With this, you can ensure to look amazing wearing your Christmas outfit.
Lastly, having a great time is the perfect way to prepare yourself for the Christmas. Spending your time with people that make you feel good is the key to make you happy. If you’re happy, it will manifest in your skin making it glow and brightens your eyes as well.
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Look radiant! Take care of yourself during this busy holiday season.
Keep Up Your Beauty Routine – Keep up your regular beauty routine – a nighttime serum is essential before bed. That good sleep combined with nourishing vitamins restores and repairs skin.
Eat right – It’s tempting to give in to all the goodies you’re constantly bombarded by. Let yourself indulge but set a limit. Good food gives you energy. Sugary foods give you a jump start that leads to fiery crash.
Get plenty of sleep – Sleep is important for your mental health and energy levels. Keep up with all those parties and shopping on your list! Drink plenty of water –Take a minute to get in enough water. Good hydration makes your skin glow!
Make Fitness a Priority – Exercise combats the goodies you’ll be indulging in. You don’t want to face the new year with another 5 lbs under your belt.
Lori Pelikan is a Writer, mother, empty nester, dog owner of #LouieStroobie, creator of @Waggleview. You can find her practicing a mindful healthy lifestyle.
Staying well-nourished and well hydrated is the best beauty secret for your body to glow. Choose foods that are high in nutritional value, like wild-caught salmon, grass-fed beef, vegetables, nuts, and fruits. Also add supplements as a nutritional complement to a lifestyle of healthy eating. Ensure to stay well hydrated by drinking plenty of water too. You can't go wrong when you nourish your body with the right foods and water.
Be sure to exercise to help maintain strength, flexibility, reduce your stress, and keep you in a positive attitude. Being happy shows and glows! A yoga routine is the perfect beauty secret that combines movement and meditation, which leads to a healthy glowing complexion. A mind and body exercise fits the essential list for a confident healthy lifestyle.
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I absolutely love my Royalty Range Skin care like! I start off each evening with our Pore purifying cleanser. Contains joboba beads and reduces the appearance of pores. I follow up with our Rose water to refresh my face before using our Time correcting night cream. Our time-correcting cream improves appearance of skin’s firmness with whey protein! Vitamin A & C to reduce radical damage! It hydrates your skin! I follow with our uplift beauty serum which contains vitamins E & C, COq10, and retinol! Helps reverse the signs of aging! I finish off with our lip exfoliator which hydrates my lips and removes the dry skin. It’s made with wondrous sugar crystals and shea butter.
Adriana Albritton is the Founder of A Fit Wellness and the blog FitINAll.com. She holds a Master’s degree in Forensic Psychology, certifications in Personal Training & Fitness Nutrition, and has participated nationally with the NPC in Figure competitions. Adriana has a podcast in Spanish, Ponte en Forma y Saludable con Adriana, which is transmitted at Spanish Public Radio. Nowadays, she enjoys steering individuals towards healthier lifestyles, while helping them to lose body fat.
One thing to remember is that our body and our skin are a reflection of our lifestyle. The foods that we eat, the life that we live, and the products that we use have a direct effect on our appearance.
There are certain foods that have a positive impact on our skin and hair. Some great foods to incorporate are blueberries, kiwis, pineapple, spinach and other leafy greens, red bell peppers, tomatoes, eggs, wild salmon, oysters, garlic, walnuts, dark chocolate, kefir, sweet potatoes, oats, chia and flax seeds, avocado and coconut oil. Being fully hydrated is extremely important as well.
At the same time, it’s important to eliminate beauty products that have toxic ingredients. It’s best to choose organic products and even apply natural foods like coconut oil, cucumbers, and oats. Lastly, sleep enough and cope with stress adequately in order to have a glowing complexion.
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Dry shampoo is your best friend and if it's ever out of reach, use talcum powder! It's cheaper and does the same job.
Washing your hair every day, or even every 2-3, can be quite drying and detrimental to your hair! So by giving it and your scalp a break by using dry shampoo will really help it stay healthy.
Natural oils are amazing for your hair and by avoiding constant washing you're helping to repair, thicken and grow shiny beautiful locks!
Plus dry shampoo is amazing for adding texture when you need it and for providing volume when you want it! Just make sure you rub it in well.. no-one wants to look like they've dumped a bag of flour on their head!
Danielle Alina aka CherryBombMom
Danielle Alina is a SAHM of 3 children and have many passions💕 She is a YouTuber | Coffee Lover | Dreamer |
I prefer a short, course brush to apply foundation over a beauty blender. I use lip liner very close to my natural lip color no matter what color lipstick I will wear and then remember to blend into lipstick :-) Remember to remove your old makeup every night before bed with your favorite makeup remover.
A Florida-based Travel & Lifestyle Blogger, Traveler, Freelance writer, Nature Admirer, Coffee Addict, Beach Lover, Fashion Enthusiast, Motivational Speaker, Engineer, Project Management Professional.
My skin is very dry and sensitive. So, I avoid using much chemicals. I keep my skin moisturize through Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion. I also use La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid, SPF 60 regularly whether I'm going out in sun or not. I drink a lot of water to keep my skin hydrated. The most important mantra for a beautiful skin is a sound sleep that will give you a natural glow. In case of acne, I use Benzoyl peroxide gel.
In a day when world cultures are rapidly falling apart, we desperately need to learn again how to live life to its fullest. You can make a difference in your family, in your community, in your company and your culture at large. People want to know that life can work for them. We all need heroes to model our lives after and mentors to guide us. We need real solutions when life hits us with a marriage collapse or a cancer diagnosis. Yvonne Chamberlain radiates a super-charged, high-energy presence that immediately involves people and has them responding to her exciting challenge to reach for the best in themselves!With her talent for humour, flair for drama and unique insight into human behaviour, Yvonne delivers solid content in her book "Why Me?", her seminars, and personal coaching with practical techniques that can be put to use immediately in your marriage, your health and your life. She talks from her own experience of 48 years marriage and surviving a 6 week death sentence of black melanoma.
Beauty So much money is spent on advertising, asking us to spend our money to obtain beauty. Use this crème and you will look 10 years younger the glossy magazine ad tells us. But true beauty, is it an outside job? Yes, we do care for our skin, yes we do go through the rituals of cleanse, tone, and moisturize morning and night, a weekly scrub and an enriching massage! We eat the right foods for health to give our skin that beautiful 'glow'. But all that 'external' beauty is simply superficial and not lasting. When your beauty comes from external sources, when you stop 'doing' you stop 'glowing'. Real beauty isn't how straight your teeth are, or if your nails are broken from doing the weeding. True beauty comes from the inside out. Who are you "being"? Beauty is an attitude. An attitude of gratitude. An attitude of uplifting. An attitude of peace and harmony. An attitude of making a difference, doing whatever it takes. No excuses, living as your word. Trustworthy and loyal, tenacious and persistent. An attitude of putting the other person first. An attitude of investing in people who can never repay, an attitude of respect and confidence. Beauty is a life that is worth living: one with energy, vibrancy and sharing your joy. It doesn't mean life is perfect, or you have no challenges. But it does mean that you have a poise of purpose. You are passionate about your destiny and you pursue it to your full. People love your presence because you are the sunshine in the room. I looked at the woman, smiled and heard myself saying "I know. You opened your door so that I could see your beautiful purple dress." The driver looked at her and then at me, shocked at my verbiage. I added with an even bigger smile, "you should wear purple often it suits you". She stammered out a thank-you not believing what she was hearing. Then I went into the shop to gather my grocery list together. I saw her later in the shop, pushing her trolley, standing tall, with her head held high and a smile on her face. I bet every time she wears that dress, she will feel tall and beautiful. What did it cost me to release any anger and reassure her that she is a worthwhile human being, a precious creation made by the same Creator as me? Beauty. It doesn't come from a bottle. It is all around us, if only we will open our eyes and see.
She is a Beauty Blogger. She also Lends helping hands to natural and alternative health marketers and copywriters by researching the internet and therefore, increasing your bottom line.
I drink lots of water to keep my skin healthy and eat lots of fruits and vegees.
Christian Simmons is a Health Writer. As a sufferer of many health issues himself, Christian is passionate about educating others in the experiences and the knowledge he has attained throughout the years. Find him on his Website: https://simmonssyndications.wixsite.com/simmonssyndications. You can also follow him on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, G+
Always use moisturizer, never use anything with alcohol. Alcohol dries up your skin and makes you look older.
Taking care of your skin is a lifelong challenge. But when you think about how it is the largest organ and how it protects all the other organs from getting damaged, it all turns out that it is totally worth it. And when we say that it is a lifelong challenge we do mean it. Because you might have found the perfect skin product now, but chances are that in few months to a year, your skin will change due to the aging process and then you are left with the need to find another great skin product. However, there are some skincare tips that do not get old which is why we call them the ultimate skincare tips. And if you have read our article, now you know all the ultimate skincare tips that will help you take care of your skin this summer and help it protect from the harmful sun damage that is to be expected. Take a better care of your skin and you will be thankful.