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Beauty Tips You’ve Never Heard

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Your morning beauty regime takes you exactly 12 minutes. First comes the face wash, then the astringent, followed by the moisturizer. And the list goes on. It’s become such a chore, but wasn’t there a time when this routine was fun? Well, we decided to take you back to the days when applying makeup was a treat by giving you some innovative beauty tips and tricks to spice up your routine.

To get this insider information, we contacted Carmindy, resident make-up artist on TLC’s “What Not to Wear,” and author of The 5 Minute Face. Here are her 10 beauty tips to leave you feeling fresh and fabulous.

Beauty Tip # 1 – Make perfume last.

A few spritzes of perfume in the morning will not carry you through the day, no matter how expensive your bottle may be. To make your scent last, try this beauty tip: put an unscented moisturizer on first and then spray on your perfume a few seconds later. “There’s so much alcohol in perfume,” Carmindy explains, “that if you spray it on dry skin, a lot of times it evaporates so quickly. But if you have moisturizer on your skin it adheres much better.”

Beauty Tip # 2 – Lip gloss without the goop.

Instead of directly putting the tube of gloss to your lips, Carmindy recommends adding an extra step to ensure less stickiness. “I like to put lip gloss on my fingertips first and then just pat it onto the flesh of my lips. And this way you’ll get a little bit of glow, but it won’t be too goopy.” Also, try a moisturizing lipstick or a lip stain first before you add the gloss to make sure the color stays put.

Beauty Tip # 3 – A sweet scrub.

“The best exfoliate in the world is regular white table sugar.” If every scrub out there contains some form of sugar, like “Almond Sugar Scrub” or “Brown Sugar Scrub,” why not just use what’s in your kitchen cupboard? “What happens is that the small crystals dissipate in water so they don’t tear your skin.” And, if you have sensitive skin, don’t fret. “It even works better because with other products you might not like a fragrance or a lot of ingredients,” states Carmindy. When you’re in the shower, all you have to do is lather your face up like normal and then get a handful of sugar and scrub your face. And if you run out you’ll be able to ask your cute neighbor for a spot of sugar!

Beauty Tip # 4 Ditch your spot concealer.

Instead of fumbling around your makeup bag for multiple concealers in the morning, just stick to one, advises Carmindy. The reason why? Because you can actually use the foundation stuck to the top of the cap of your liquid all-over concealer as your spot-treatment. “It oxidizes there so it becomes a little bit thicker.” Plus, she says, “It’s the same shade as your foundation, so it will instantly erase your blemish.” To apply, just take a small tip concealer brush and dip into the cap of your foundation, or the nozzle if you use a spray. Then brush it on the spots and you’re ready to go. Now it will be a good thing when your foundation lid gets cakey.

Beauty Tip # 5 – Recycle: Good for the earth, good for your lips.

What are you supposed to do when your four best lipsticks are almost gone and your finger is tired from scraping out the remnants below? Carmindy suggests combining the half-used sticks into your own lip pallet. “Go to the drug store and purchase a plastic pill box and dig out the lipstick that’s left in the tubes. Then put each color into a different little section of the pill box.” You can mix and match the colors or even put Vaseline in one of the sections to make your own lip gloss.

Beauty Tip # 6 Celebrity-size lips.

To get fuller lips people often outline them with a pencil, but most of the time it looks noticeable and unsophisticated (especially when the lipstick comes off and you’re left with just that awful line). To get invisible enhancement, Carmindy recommends you take a Q-tip and dip it in a little bit of white shimmer eye shadow and lightly trace the outside of your lips. “What will happen is that the shimmer will capture the light and make your lips seem larger.” You won’t be able to see it, but the slight glimmer will do the trick. Great if you don’t have any collagen handy.

Beauty Tip # 7 – Bronzed but not dirty.

Dusting bronzer all over your face can make you look like you’ve been rolling around in the sand box all day or have picked up a part time job as a chimney sweep. Carmindy prefers a spray bronzer to get the appearance of a fresh summer tan. “I like to spray a sponge and then what I do is just push it onto the skin–on the temples and then right underneath the cheekbones because this is kind of where the sun would kiss your face. And if you like powder bronzer you can apply it in the same places too.”

Beauty Tip # 8 – Brow breakthrough.

If you’ve been awarded barely there eyebrow DNA, you’ve probably tried everything to make them visible–and figured out that most of the time these products end up rubbing off by the end of the day. If you still want eyebrows at five p.m., Carmindy advises buying waterproof liquid eyeliner that matches your hair color like black, brown or taupe. Then, she says, “You can take an angled brush and feather the liquid eyeliner on to your eyebrows and it will stay put all day long. It looks more natural than a pencil and stays longer.” It’s a win-win.

Now if you’re like me and are on the opposite end of the brow spectrum you might need some help keeping your out-of-control brows in check. To do this, “Take a spooly brush or an old tooth brush, put a little hair gel on there and just brush it onto your eyebrows to have them stay put.”

Beauty Tip # 9 – Not your average smoky eye.

“What I like to do is take a color like a navy blue or a sparkling kind of burgundy purple and just line the inside rim and right along the upper and lower lash line and then smudge it with a Q-tip. That way, there’s no eye shadow pushing the eye back, but you still have the smoky effect because they’re lined with color. If you have deep-set eyes, Carmindy advises you to avoid putting dark shadow on your eyelids because it will make them seem even more pushed back. “There are so many ways to do a smoky eye, but people always think there’s only one way to do it.”

Beauty Tip # 10 – Save time and eye shadow

Running late in the morning? The best thing you can put on is white shimmering highlight powder. “If you highlight three key places you set of the planes of your face–you don’t even need eye shadow,” says Carmindy. These key spots are underneath the eyebrow, on the inside corner of the eye and on top of the cheekbone. “It brings sparkle to the eye; it lifts up the lid and draws attention to the top of the cheekbone.” Now all you need is a big cup of coffee to actually feel as awake as you look.

Who says your beauty routine has to be boring–especially now that you can take a box of sugar with you in the shower or turn a pill box into a personalized lip pallet. With these beauty tips You just might have to rethink your 12 minute routine after all.

Source by Leslie Barrie

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A History of Ludwig Drums and the Ludwig Black Beauty Snare

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Ludwig & Ludwig, the home of the Ludwig Black Beauty snare, was formed in 1909 by brothers William F. and Theo Ludwig. The brothers began their innovative designing in a simple Chicago garage, with their first innovation being a bass drum pedal that was faster and far superior to anything available at the time.

In 1916 the brothers came up with the spring action that was to become the basis for the current Balanced Action Pedal Timpani.

In the mid 1920’s the brothers became famous for making some of the worlds finest ukulele-banjos, still prized amongst collectors today.

When the great depression of the 1930’s hit, the company merged with the C.G. Conn Company, but William wasn’t happy with the new structure and left in 1936, forming his own company, the W.F.L. Drum Company, with the famous Speed King Pedal being one of the first products designed, which is still manufactured by Ludwig today.

Ludwig was purchased back from Conn in 1955 and relaunched as the Ludwig Drum Company.

The new company struggled for almost 10 years, until 1963 when an emerging band from Liverpool, The Beatles, chanced upon a kit in a London store window. The band were walking through London, when Ringo spotted the kit and instantly fell in love.

After appearing on the Ed Sullivan show with his new kit and that famous Ludwig log on the bass drum, sales skyrocketed.

In 1966, The now successful Ludwig purchased the Musser Marimba Company and as a show of gratitude to Ringo for changing their fortunes, gifted Ringo with a gold plated snare drum.

Led Zeppelin’s John “Bonzo” Bonham was the next superstar drummer to use Ludwig drums. His famous amber- colour Vistalite drum set is synonyms with 1970’s rock drumming. Vistalite was the trade name used by Ludwig for its line of acrylic drums in the 1970s.

After the death of his father in 1973, William F. Ludwig, Jr took over the reins and the company eventually became a part of The Selmer Company in 1981.

From that first day in that barn in Chicago, the company has always been at the forefront of innovation, introducing many materials not thought of previously in drum manufacturing. In addition to the Vistalite drums, the company also manufactured stainless steel drum kits, but due to high manufacturing costs, ceased production in the early 1980’s.

The now famous and most sought after of snare drums, the Ludwig Black Beauty was first manufactured in the 1920’s. The Ludwig Black Beauty snare drum, a hand-engraved black nickel-plated brass shell drum is highly prized by collectors and players alike. The Black Beauty was reissued, available either unengraved or machine engraved, in the late 1970s, and reissued again in the 1990s.

When The Ludwig Black Beauty snare drum was re-introduced in the late 1970’s, they were again made in brass. As the company changes ownership in the early 1980’s the drum switches to bronze which was done for economic reasons.

It’s enjoying a current resurgence and is a coveted addition to most collections.

Source by Daniel Batelic

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Beauty Tips – Beautiful Radiant Skin

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Everybody, including most women, wants to have fresh-looking and beautiful skin but don’t know how to keep it looking that way. There are just a few basic beauty tips that you can make use of to ensure that your skin stay looking young, fresh, and beautiful for many years to come. Also, because of advances in today’s technology, there are both surgical and non-surgical options to keep skin young-looking.

The first of many little-known beauty tips is as natural as you can get; simply keep hydrated by drinking plenty of water. It helps keep your skin looking young and fresh. Your skin is a living organ that needs water, and denying it water will make it dull and lifeless. Drinking plenty of water will keep your skin hydrated and beautiful. It will also reduce the number of breakouts your skin has, depending on your type.

Make up and beauty tips abound. You can pull them out of every magazine at any check out counter. However, specialists agree that the single most important beauty tip available is to moisturize early and often. Well maintained skin is vigorous skin, and this radiates a healthy glow.

Before going to sleep at night, apply an anti wrinkle face cream as the last step of your skin care. This way, your skin will stay younger and fresher, and it will not wrinkle so quickly. There are several kinds of anti wrinkle face cream, and it is important to choose the right one for your skin. The best thing is to consult with a facial care expert; she will help you make the right choice.

Getting Botox injections for wrinkles is a personal choice that many people make. Before visiting a skin care clinic to get injections, make sure that you consider all of the risks and options. Many resources are out there to help you make this decision. Getting injections will definitely help your skin look more youthful, but think carefully and make sure that it is the right choice for you. There are a multitude of ways in which to keep it healthy, youthful and radiant. When you commit a regimen, your friends and family will take notice to the difference in your the state of your skin.

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Plus Size – What Is Considered Plus Size

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Every year the world of fashion comes up with the latest fashion trends that are influenced by different seasons. Big names of the word of fashion belong to the USA. People of this country are extremely fashioned conscious. They know the significance of dressing up and accessorizing. This is the cause, why all the brands, which are running in the USA pays sheer attention of the designs, fabricating and selling of the clothes.

The new generation’s plus size women go crazy while shopping the clothes and want to buy and wear comfort clothes that gives comfort to any movement. This is because that clothes company gives pay attention when they fabricate these clothes for new generation’s people. Now, USA fashion industry lists over 50,000 plus size clothing items every day.

Plus Size Clothing for Fashionable Women

It has made a revolution in the USA of fashion. There is a broad collection of clothing available for different styles and seasons. One can get a lot of advice on plus size fashions such as dresses, skirts, shorts, pants jackets as well as leggings that are available in different patterns and are comfortable for larger women to wear. Moreover, these clothes are available for special occasions, regular daily wear, for the gym or the beach. If you are a lady with a plus size body, you will get plenty of trendy plus size clothes in the market.

There are various company and stores which fabricate and offer these kinds of fashionable plus size clothes. There are diverse types of clothes available in these stores. This assortment of clothing is usually selected by women who want to work out for their overweight. This is the cause why the plus sized clothing shops have become so accepted among the women. These clothes can really make them look handsome as well as stylish and trendy at the same time. So select your clothes from the best online shop to make the best look for yourself.

How to Select Fashionable Plus Size Clothes?

There are numerous online clothes stores offering plus size women’s clothing. However, while buying the plus size dresses online you must keep few things in mind. Before you search your shopping, you must know the correct measurement of your body curve, so that you can select the best-fitting dresses for you. Here are a few fashion tips that will help you select the right fashionable dresses for your plus size figure. If you are a lady with a plus size body, you will find plenty of fashionable plus size clothes on the market. These clothes can keep you looking fashionable despite your oversized body.

Source by Prashant Chaturvedi

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