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Frida Kahlo Lifestyle

Skin Care, Health & Beauty Advice
Perfect Moisturiser

How to Find the Perfect Moisturiser

Believe it or not, there is no one size fits all approach to moisturiser – be it an organic skin care product or human-made. What works for someone else may not work for you and vice versa. With such variations in products and skin types, it can seem almost impossible to find the best moisturiser for your skin. However, if you think about the following points, you can narrow down the options for the best chance of success.

Lotion, Ointment, or Cream?

Manufacturers aren’t just choosing either lotion, ointment, or cream as the name as their product, depending on what they like. All of these options differ – they are not the same product. Therefore, you must match one of the three to your skin type.

If your skin is dry, itchy, or irritable, then a thicker ointment is potentially the best option. You can opt for a synthetic option which may irritate sensitive skin, or select an organic skin care product instead. If you have normal skin, a regular cream is usually a good choice. It can help with hydration and tends to be thinner than ointment.

If you have oily skin, on the other hand, lotion could be the best option for you. It features water as its main ingredient and tends to be far lighter than both cream and ointment.

Dry, Sensitive, or Itchy Skin?

If you have dry, sensitive, or itchy skin, then you may find organic skin care products can help take care of a range of problems. However, once again, the options available differ depending on the issue. For dry skin, an organic skin care product featuring lanolin or mineral oil can help to keep your skin hydrated for longer.

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Right Makeup

Sensitive Skin? Here’s How to Choose the Right Makeup for You

Not everyone is born with naturally tough skin. In fact, more and more people are looking for beauty tips to help them find makeup that won’t hurt or irritate their face. It’s a common problem with more makeup on the market than ever before, but it’s not impossible to find products that won’t make your skin break out in a rash.

If you’re one of the many people who find it challenging to wear makeup because of skin sensitivities, we’ve included some beauty tips below to help. You may see it’s easier than you think to source products to suit your skin.

Avoid Fragrance

Often, perfume or fragrance is added to beauty products to make them more appealing to all senses. However, it’s not a necessary addition, nor is it beneficial for everyone’s skin. If you’re not sure what’s causing your skin irritation, read the labelling. Look for products that sell themselves as ‘fragrance-free’ or look for ‘perfume’ in the list of ingredients on the back.

Say No to Cooling

Everyone wants their skin to feel smooth, cool and refreshed, but products that offer these benefits can have the opposite effect. To get that ‘cool’ feature, manufacturers often add peppermint, alcohol, eucalyptus or similar products. These can dry out your skin, making it itchy and red. (more…)

How to Apply Lipstick Perfectly

Taking note of beauty tips for how to apply lipstick can put you in good social stead. Not only can you avoid that dreaded lipstick on the teeth social faux pa you have nightmares about, but you can also learn how to apply it so that it looks like it has been applied at a beauty salon! There are many different beauty tips online to help you look at your best in a social situation, but here’s how to apply lipstick to complement your entire look.

You will need:

  • Lipstick
  • Lip balm
  • Lip liner
  • Facial tissue
  • Powder

Step One: Begin with Lip Balm

While it makes sense to apply lipstick directly to your lips, there are several reasons why applying lip balm first can provide a far better result. Your lips naturally have a lot of wrinkles, lumps, and bumps, and you can accentuate these unintentionally by using lipstick directly onto your lips. Rather than worry about people noticing the imperfections in your lips, you can smooth them out and fill minor lines with balm.

Apply a light coating over the top, dabbing it onto areas with crevices, and smooth your lips together.

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Drinking Enough Water

Are You Drinking Enough Water?

When you’re looking at getting fit and staying fit, your body needs all the fuel it can get. Much of your body is made up of water, which is why drinking fluids every day is so crucial. According to health authorities, we should all be drinking at least eight glasses of water per day or around two litres, but we’re not. Everyday Australians are walking around in a constant state of dehydration, with average water consumption at about 1.2 litres a day, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

If a little over a litre per day is all you’re consuming without taking into consideration sweat and fluid lost through exercise, then it’s time to make a change. If you take an active approach to water intake, your body will thank you for it.

What Are the Signs of Dehydration?

Many Australians become dehydrated every day, and they don’t even know it. Then, when they go to work out, that dehydration becomes worse.

Signs of dehydration include:

  • Feeling overly thirsty
  • Having a dry mouth
  • Feeling fatigued
  • Not urinating frequently
  • Yellow urine
  • Headaches
  • Dizzy spells
  • Dry skin

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Gift Ideas For Him

Jewellery Gift Ideas for Him

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Men can be notoriously hard to buy presents for. Unlike many women who love perfume, flowers, chocolate, and anything from jewellers, men tend to be tight-lipped about what it is they like or don’t like.

When the time comes to purchase a Christmas gift or something for a birthday, anniversary, or Valentine’s Day, you can’t go wrong with jewellery. However, the variety on offer can make it that little bit more challenging.

Thanks to Jewellers Perth, here are a few of the many jewellery gift options for men below. By sticking with these, you are bound to put a smile on their face.

Watch

In many men’s line of work, it’s not safe or allowed to carry your phone around in your pocket and pull it out so you can tell the time. This is especially true if you work in an industry where you have to get your hands dirty. Therefore, the best gift from jewellers that you can get that special man in your life is a watch – the more rugged, the better.

Rather than damaging their phone if they have to use it to check the time, they can peer at their watch and see it in an instant. What’s more, watches are now becoming smarter. As a result, they can do so much more for the user than only tell the time.

Cuff links

For the extraordinary man in your life who works in an office or goes to a lot of formal events, a pair of cuff links is going to be much appreciated. The benefit of such a gift is that the variety is so vast so you will always be able to find something to appeal to their tastes. For example, if they like motorbikes, you are bound to find little cuff links at jewellers with bikes on them. What’s more, if your significant other wears cuff links a lot, you can buy them a new set for every special occasion.

 

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Clean Your Makeup Brush

How to Clean Your Makeup Brush

When was the last time you cleaned your makeup brush? If you can’t remember, or the answer is ‘never’, then it’s time to rectify the situation. One of the most essential beauty tips we can offer is ensuring you know how and when to clean your brushes and sponges. Your ability to blend your makeup, and your hygiene, depends on it.

How Often Should I Clean My Makeup Brush

Before we cover the how we should first cover the why. Cleaning your makeup brush should be a crucial part of your makeup routine. Rather than buying a new one or using your current one for far longer than recommended without a decent clean, you should be maintaining the one you have.

To avoid bacteria building up and causing breakouts, you should be making an effort to clean your makeup product tools at least once per week. Especially those tools you use for applying foundation. If you have a separate brush for eye makeup application, you can get away with only cleaning it once per month.

Not only will regular cleaning help remove all that built-up makeup and bacteria, but it can also reduce spotty application or make blending that much more effective.

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Waist Trainer

Why You Should Wear a Waist Trainer Rather Than a Corset

If you follow the likes of the Kardashian sisters on social media, you will no doubt be aware of the phenomenon catching on known as waist training. Waist training involves wearing a compression material corset-like product which works to give you curves, flatten your stomach, and make you sweat when you work out.

However, because it looks so similar to a corset, people mistake them for being the same thing. Corsets and waist trainers are entirely different, and here’s why you should wear a waist trainer instead of a corset.

You Can Exercise in a Waist Trainer

Corsets feature steel boning and tightening lace, while waist trainers are typically latex with compression material. If you have ever tried to bend or move your waist in a corset, you will know that exercise will not only be uncomfortable but nearly impossible to do safely. A waist trainer, on the other hand, features compression material not dissimilar to what some workout clothing features. As a result, you can wear them during workouts and benefit from working up a sweat and accentuating those curves.

You Can Conceal Them Easier

Not everyone wants to openly admit they are waist training, and that’s okay. If you buy a corset, however, you will have trouble concealing it. Because of the lace and steel boning, it won’t sit flat underneath your clothing, showing lumps and bumps that you don’t get with a typical singlet.

If you wear a waist trainer, which sits flat against your body with smooth compression fabric, you only have to contend with hooks and eyelets. These, for the most part, lie flat against the material as you’d expect with a bra closure system.

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See Your Dentist

5 Signs You Need to See Your Dentist

Most people know they should be seeing their dentist at least twice a year, but the reality can often be entirely different. Many people, while knowing this, still prefer only to visit a dentist when they notice a problem with their oral health. While there is no time like the present to start taking better care of your oral health with regular visits, there are also a few things that could mean you need to make an appointment sooner rather than later.

If you notice any of these five things below, go and see your dentist.

Tooth Pain

Your teeth don’t hurt for no reason. Even if you can eradicate the pain with medication or it goes away on its own, it doesn’t get to the root of the problem. If you feel any tooth pain at all, book in to see your dentist.

Swollen or Inflamed Gums

If you notice that your gums are appearing swollen, they’re more red than usual, or they’re tender to touch, then it’s best to see a dentist sooner rather than later. Often, inflamed gums can be a sign that plaque has accumulated within your gum line, or something more serious is happening such as periodontitis or gingivitis.

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Flirting Online

Flirting Online For Singles

There are so many reasons that you should give online dating a shot. You’d actually be surprised to find out the number of singles signing up to find their potential date online. I mean you have the number increasing almost every day and owing to that, you have so many choices available and there are no boundaries for this. She could be from any country or even an entirely different continent for that matter.

One of the best things about online dating is that unlike actual dating, a blind date to be more precise, you won’t be all apprehensive about things such as what she looks like, what she’ll be like as a person, whether she likes this or not, etc. Online dating helps you get rid of all these barriers as the singles are actually able to e-mail or even chat with a potential date, knowing him/her in advance before setting up an actual date. Once you’re all comfortable with this certain someone, you can meet up and voila, online dating has taken care of dating troubles.

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Cleaning Your Beauty Products

Spring Cleaning Your Beauty Products

When was the last time you took a moment to go through your makeup collection? One of the best beauty tips you will come across is making sure you spend time every three to six months taking note of what you’ve got, reading expiry dates, and making sure everything is hygienic and clean.

Believe it or not, paying attention to your makeup and beauty products is in the best interests of your health, so here’s how to start taking better care of your products.

Read Expiry Dates

Even though you’d pay close attention the expiry date of your dairy products in your fridge, most people are less likely to take the same care with their beauty products. However, over time, beauty products such as foundation, lotions, and serums, can all lose their structural integrity and become less than ideal for use. Reading an expiry date on a regular basis is even more critical if it’s a product which you use minimal amounts of. It tends to sit around longer, losing its effectiveness by the day.

Replace Makeup Application Tools

One of the most common beauty tips when it comes to makeup application is ensuring you replace and clean your makeup brushes and sponges. A sponge can harbour all kinds of bacteria, while a brush can become clogged with makeup that makes application challenging over time.

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