Kelly Brook’s bronzing beauty secret


Beautiful Brit Kelly Brook, who effortlessly (and enviably) mixes girl-next-door charm with the curves of a silver-screen movie idol, is an undisputed honey.

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kelly brook

But like the rest of us, it turns out that this naturally blessed goddess (the new face of Ultimo) still needs a little confidence-boosting beauty help from time to time – especially before going in front of the camera.

Her secret weapon? Fake Bake’s award-winning Airbrush. The English rose swears by the natural colour and always ensures she has a professional treatment the night before a shoot.

If proof were needed, look no further than her pics and video for Ultimo featured here. We rest our case!

See how her prescriptive Spray Tan accentuates that va-va-voom figure? Breathtaking…

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5 Things About Beauty for 2009


The 2009 fashion season is upon us and the time has come to pass the torch of 2008 onto the next beauty leaders.

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We have seen makeup trends come and go but this year women will hear nothing more about how they have to wear tons of foundation and enough eyeliner to resemble a linebacker. No sir, au natural is here and that is how it looks to stay for the entire 2009 year.

Foundation: There was once a time when foundation was meant to cover the blemishes and spots on the face. Today, ladies, there is a shift in focus. This spring, skin is in and women are facing a huge challenge. Instead of covering up that face with a thick foundation, you need to treat the skin and make it healthier so it glows all on its own. Sure, foundations are still going to be around, but the shades are light and the coverage minimal as women embrace their natural beauty.

Mascara: In 2009 you will need half the mascara you used in 2008. Ladies on the runway are donning upper lid mascara only. When mascara is applied to the upper lashes it opens the eyes and embraces, again, the natural coloring of the eye. No sticky clumps, not heavy coverage, just a very light liquid mascara to add a dramatic flair to those baby blues, or browns, or greens or…

Eyeshadow: Nix the shadow ladies. Well, maybe not all together. Eye shadow this spring will be minimal at best. The colors will only accentuate the natural lid coloring and maybe lighten near the brow just a bit. No more and no less. Even though I keep repeating it, natural is in.

Blush: Blush is 100% out. There is nothing going on those cheekbones aside from a bit of soft rose hues. The coloring on the cheeks this spring will not come from a powder or cream, but from a rose tinted foundation. When added to the cheeks in a triangle pattern, the natural flush to accentuate the bony structure just works.

Hair: The hair this year will be boasting a side part and a side swept look. Every model in the runway thus far has given off a natural glow all the way down to the coloring. Where once the runway was all about defying gravity, today it is about being you and that is just how the ladies like it.

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Manicure Tips


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nails

Step 1.  Remove the old nail polish.

Remove the old polish. Moisten a cotton ball with nail polish remover. The type of polish remover depends on your personal preference. Press the cotton ball over the nail for a few seconds to soften the old polish. Wipe gently with the cotton ball on the nail starting at the base of the nail to the tip. This keeps old polish from smearing into the cuticle.

Step 2.  Shape the nail.

Shaping the nail is the next step. The fingernails should be filed into oval tips. Begin on the left hand with the little finger and work towards the thumb. Hold the finger between your thumb and the first two fingers of the left hand. Hold the fingernail file in the right hand. Slant the fingernail file so that the filing is done mostly to the under side of the nail. File each fingernail from the corner to the center, going from right to left and then from left to right. On each side of the fingernail, stroke in one direction only. Repeat the process on the right hand.

Step 3.  Soften the cuticles.

Softening the cuticles is accomplished by soaking the fingers in a small finger bowl filled with soapy water. A few drops of mild dish soap added to water in the finger bowl works well. Carefully dry the hand by holding a small towel and place, the hand on the towel. Dry the hand while simultaneously pushing back the cuticle and skin on each fingernail. Be very gentle.

Step 4.  Remove the cuticles.

Apply cuticle remover by following the directions on the cuticle remover tube or bottle. Gently loosen the cuticle with an orangewood stick or cuticle pusher. Keep the cuticle moist while working. Wash gently and dry.

Step 5.  Clean under the edge of the nail.

Clean under the free edge of the fingernail by dipping a cotton-tipped orangewood stick in soapy water and cleaning under the nail from the center outward to each side.

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Five secrets you Shoud Know


SECRET 1: You can be comfy and sexy at the same time. Catching his attention at
bedtime doesn’t require itchy lace.

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SECRET 2: Loungewear isn’t just for at home. These cute styles can even be taken to grab coffee, or to walk the dog.

I am living in my GapBody sweats,” says Justine Bateman.

SECRET 3: Invest in more than just one everyday bra. Add some color to
your lingerie drawer and mix up the fabric and styles.

SECRET 4: It’s the way a bra makes you feel that’s sexy – the more you like
wearing it, the sexier it is. And trust us, a guy knows when you’re feeling sexy!

SECRET 5: You’re allowed to look cute at the gym.Trade your old college T-shirts and shorts for a more feminine look.

I love working out in GapBody,” says Nicole Richie

Look good with perfect makeup


Makeup should be used to help you look good and feel better.

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mineral makeup

Find your basic makeup essentials to create a radient – looking complexion and then experiment with deifferent colors, textures and cosmetics items to accentuate your features and enhance your face. Improving your appearence will boost your confidence and self esteem.

How to Apply Make up

Because of the difficulties in finding the right foundation color, some makeup experts believe that Brown women should use more than one foundation shade by blending two shades together or by applying different shades to different areas of the face (one shade on the T-zone area and another on forehead, cheeks, and jaw, for example).

Some women prefer to have their foundations custom-blended. In my opinion, it’s often too difficult for women to blend makeup on their own and get consistent color.

Custom blending, like that offered by companies like Prescriptives, is a tremendous advance for Brown women because you can leave the store with one bottle that is made just for you.

However, the downside is higher cost. If you have not been able to find a color that suits you on your own, consult a cosmetics counter or makeup artist for expert advice.

Steps of Aplying Makeup – Some Makeup Tips

The process of putting on makeup must always start with clean skin.

There is no point in putting makeup on skin that already has yester day’s makeup on it-first because you will only clog up your pores and hurt your skin, and second because the makeup will cake and blotch and may look strange and unflattering on last night’s leftovers.

So, please, don’t carry your face over from day to day.

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Makeup Removing Tips To Keep Your Skin Healthy


For those who regularly use makeup in their daily routine, removing makeup can become very tough and also lazy process.

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clear skin

But, if you really want to maintain healthy and damage free skin, it is very essential for you to remove makeup at nights, before going to bed to maintain healthy skin.

When you don’t remove makeup during nights, there are more chances for the chemicals present in your makeup products to enter deep into your pores. As a result, you can experience various skin problems.

Usually, there are two types of makeup, oily and non-oily. Oily type includes lipstick, mascara and other liquid makeup. On the other hand, non-oily includes blushes, eye shadows and other powdered makeup.

Each type requires specific method in the removal process. These are certain important points that you have to remember while removing makeup at nights.

1. First of all, remove your eye makeup. Baby shampoo is an excellent way to remove eye shadows and mascara that are resistant to many other kinds of makeup removers. If you use waterproof mascara, it is difficult to remove as it is specially designed for staying power. So, take few drops of baby shampoo on a cotton ball and gently use it to remove your eye makeup.

2. Never use any type of cleanser to remove your eye makeup. Always keep in mind that your eye area is very sensitive and also delicate. So, don’t hurt it in anyway.

3. Before applying any type of facial cleanser, gently splash your face with warm water. This will mainly help to open the pores of your skin and allows you to eliminate the dirt from the pores of your skin. Warm water allows your cleanser to form lather.

4. Cleansing your face should also include your neck and back area of your ears. This is because of the reason that often your body oils accumulates in these particular areas and clog the pores of your skin.

5. Instead of using soap for cleansing your face, pick a cleanser that suits to your skin type. Most of the soaps that are available in the market mainly consist of harsh chemicals that can rob the natural moisture from your skin and makes your skin dry. So, try to use better cleanser, manufactured by branded companies.

6. Apply a natural face mask once or twice in a week. This can greatly help you to exfoliate the dead skin cells present on your skin and keep your skin healthy.

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Celebrity fragrances Autumn debut


Famous celebrity launched a lot of fragrances.

In October 2008 the new Paris Hilton fragrance Fairy Dust arrived in the beauty shops in the US, and will be released worldwide in 2009.

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Singer Jessica Simson, 28, launced her fragrance Fancy at Dillard’s in Dallas, Texas on Saturdayб October 18. Her first perfume since her Dessert line went feeble attempt.

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Winter 2009 hot nail trends


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There are a few things that can tell you a lot about the woman. Personality is revealed in everything a woman does, wears and prefers. Want to know what mood your girlfriend is today? Look at her nails! Pay attention to the color of her polish. Is it elegant, playful or casual? Does a woman want to make a statement with her nails or she just wants to keep it low-key? Nail polish tells you everything.

Nail care – secrets


It has a long history of being one of the markers of a privileged person as compared to a commoner. Not only that but, as in western cultures, nails also separate women from men. Usually, females are the only ones who decorate their nails. In some Asian cultures however, some men underline their working class privileges, such as white collar workers, by growing their nails longer.

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nail care

As a body part, nails are made of keratin which is a tough protein. The nail is actually similar in structure to the hair. The parts of the nail include the free edge, the cuticle, the paronychium, the hyponychium, the nail plate, the nail bed, the lunula and the nail fold. Of the parts of the nails, the free edge is the part where most stylists work on and they define the length of the nail as they are the part of the nail which extends past the finger.

The growth rate of the nail is dependent on many factors such as the age of the person, the season, the activity level of the person and other factors including those of heredity. In some studies, nails have been measured to have an average growth rate of 0.03 centimeters a day. This translates to one centimeter of nail growth after every one hundred days. Fingernails have different growth rates when compared to toenails.

On average, fingernails can completely be regrown in four to six months. Toenails, on the other hand will need 12 to 18 months to fully regrow.

Nail growth has been shown since ancient times to show any recent health problems of the person. It has, in fact been used as an effective diagnostic tool even during ancient times. Illnesses of the body can leave their mark on the nails.

These marks often take the form of nail discoloration, nail thickening or thinning, brittleness, grooves, splitting, white spots on the nails and other nail abnormalities. Nails can also become infected with fungus which is one of the main reasons to be sure of the nail care givers one uses. The tools that nail care givers use are good vectors for the spread of fungus infections.

Nails also need proper care. Just like skin, the nails can become dry, infected and injured.
The most common nail maintenance anybody can do is to trim their nails to a comfortable length. This length, of course varies depending on the person. In general, women are more prone to keeping their nails long for aesthetic purposes. Beauty salons also offer pedicures and manicures which are procedures for the proper caring of the nails and for nail cosmetics such as nail painting.

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