May The Inward and Outward Woman Be As One

May The Inward and Outward Woman Be As One

        General Rule:  Lightweight Products should go under heavy ones. 

Serum:    Serums will stick to dirt and dead skin. For maximum absorption, cleanse the face thoroughly and while skin is still damp, massage two peas size drops of your favorite serum over your face for 60 seconds.

Retinol cream:  In order to reduce irritation, wait 20 minutes after washing the face  before applying retinoids to the skin. Applying a retinoid cream on damp skin, will cause is to absorb faster, increasing the chances of redness and irritated skin.   Retinol, especially prescription retinol, will lose its effectiveness in sunlight. They should only be applied at night.  Less is more. Apply two pea size dabs over your face,  and one pea size amount on the neck and chest.

Moisturizer:  If you have noticeably dry skin, use a moisturizer twice a day; If you have oily skin, use it once a day, preferably at night. Pay close attention to the cheeks and area around the mouth as they  tend to be the driest.  To trap moisture on the surface, its best to apply moisturizer on damp skin.  Pat and massage for 60 seconds.  DON’T RUB!

Sunscreen:   To ensure full protection when applying sunscreen,   start with about a quarter size amount and apply on the outside of the face first near the hair and jawline and move inwards.

Eye Cream:   Apply a pea size amount of eye cream under the eyes and on the UPPER lid close to the brow bone, creams tends to travel at least an inch downward after applied,  so, if you apply directly to the lower lid or near the lash line, the cream will get into the eyes and could make them irritated or puffy.  Eye creams should always be applied with the ring finger as its the weakest finger.

Want to spice up your life? Want to avoid getting sick, and shed a couple of pounds while doing it?  Raid your rack!  (the one in your kitchen) 😂  and become a spice fairy; sprinkle the following  spices on everything from tea, coffee, fruits, meats, and pastas..... 

CUMIN:  Cumins anti-inflammatory properties improves memory and lowers stress.  

CINNAMON:  Not only does this tasty spice regulate blood sugar, but it also provides manganese, a mineral that helps maintain bone density.   

FENUGREEK:  Fenugreek is packed with fiber and does a great job at curbing your appetite. 

CLOVES:  A compound in ground cloves called eugenol  may soothe respiratory infections and an upset stomach.   

GINGER:  Ginger is great for post workouts. It contains gingerol, a natural anti-inflammatory that studies find reduce next day muscle pains AND ginger does a good job at easing period cramps and building up the immune system.  

Crushed Red Pepper: The capsaicin in crushed red pepper boost metabolism and when just 2 tbs of the spice is added to food; you'll eat fewer calories and fat throughout the day.     



TURMERIC:    Turmeric is truly a spice of life.  Its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent churchmen has several health benefits including reducing depression.  

Herbes de Provence is a robust mixture of herbs made popular in the southeastern region of France and has been used for centuries by chefs in the French countryside.  

This mixture of herbs brings the delicious authentic flavors of southern France to many of our  favorite dishes and LOB just found out about all of its researched healing properties. Herbs de Provence is loaded with vitamins and antioxidants and when eaten together, their health benefits are doubled.  We’ll be sprinkling the spice on everything from salads, soups to bad relationships! 
The Mixture of Magical Herbs 

Sage:  Eases PMS symptoms like irritability and mood swings, reduces anxiety and helps control hot flashes from menopause. 

Lavender: prevents indigestion, calms a nervous stomach, eases ulcers and IBS 

Bay Leaf: Reduces acne, strengthens and whitens teeth,  helps improve insulin function

Oregano: Kills bacteria and according to Cornell University research it can destroy 100% of bacteria on contact.  

Marjoram: this herb is loaded with Vitamin K, a nutrient needed to build strong bones and research shows it eases symptoms of arthritis 

Dill:  great for embarrassing  bloating and tummy troubles 

Tarragon: Strengthen blood vessel walls, boost circulation, helps  lower cholesterol one of the few natural sources of rutin. 

Summer Savory: Mood regulator, eases anxiety, lowers blood pressure 

YES! It’s true!  It IS possible to ditch the expensive salon visit this month and color hair at home. 

Follow these simple hair dye tips to achieve salon quality locks for a fraction of the price.  

1)When choosing a store bought hair dye, it’s best to stay two shades lighter or two shades darker than your natural hair color.  For a drastic change: Black hair to light blonde- Stick with a stylist. The color can be maintained at home. 

2) Do a deep conditioning treatment then don’t wash hair for three to four days before coloring.Dirty, well conditioned hair, accepts color better and the natural oils in the hair protects the hair from damage.  

3) Use a shower cap and blow dryer-Heat speeds up the coloring process and lightens the hair better. 

4) When dying hair for the first time, saturate all of the hair and leave on until desired color is achieved.  Two boxes may be needed.  
For touch ups,  hair dye should be applied to the roots first. Set a timer five or ten minutes before developing time, add a tablespoon of shampoo to the hair dye, then put through the rest of the hair and leave on for the last five to ten minutes.  The added shampoo will protect color, add shine, boost color,  and prevent over- processing. 

5) Hair dye isn’t created equal.  Do some research. Read reviews from people with the same hair type.  I have an oily scalp and dry ends.  I find Clairol works amazing for me. Check out the video and GOOD LUCK! 

There's nothing like that first morning selfie. You look as  fierce as a tiger! Hashtag "NO FILTER" 

Then, by mid-day, that fierceness takes a turn and your stripes slowly start fading and smudging away.  

Avoid this dilemma with Lifestyle of Beauty's steps to making your fierce looks last all day.

1) Lipstick:

Apply a translucent powder all over your lips and line your lips with a nude lip liner around the outside and on the inside of the lip. The liner will act as a base and will help lock in the lipstick color.  Next, add two layers of lipstick. After your first application blot your lips with a tissue. The tissue will absorb oils from the first coat leaving a drier texture for the second coat. Set with a matching lip stain.   

2) Blush: 

Layer, layer, layer.  Its good to have a creme blush and a powder blush. Apply the powder blush first and then sweep the creme blush over the powder and set once again with powder.

3) Eye makeup: 

Start with an eye primer all over the lid, apply eyeshadow first and then a waterproof liquid liner. To set the liner and to soak up any makeup diminishing oils, go back over the liner with a translucent powder or a matching eyeshadow shade.

4) Foundation:  

Most foundations wear off fast because women tend to choose the wrong foundations for their skin type. Dry skin types should use a moisturizing foundation and add an oil based sunblock or any soothing oil before application. The oil will act as a barrier between the skin and makeup keeping the foundation from seeping into lines.  Oily skin types should use clay based foundations. They’re the best at controlling makeup robbing oil. To help foundation last even longer, add  a face primer targeted for your skin type before applying foundation.  

The result:  Makeup that will last all night! BAM! 💥