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Gluten Free Beauty

Day to day life can be hard for the individuals who have diet requirements.

This doesn’t mean that beauty has to neglected too.

Here some Gluten free beauty products that have to be tried.

Afterglow Cosmetics

https://www.afterglowcosmetics.com

  • LipLoveLipstick_Afterglow

    ORGANIC INFUSED LIP LOVE LIPSTICK

    4.97out of 5

    $24.00

  • PerfectingUnderEyeConcealer_Meringue

    PERFECTING UNDER EYE CONCEALER

    5out of 5

    $29.00

  • OrganicInfusedFoundation_Bisque

    ORGANIC INFUSED FOUNDATION

    4.99out of 5

    $36.00

  • PureSoulMascara_Onyx

    ORGANIC INFUSED PURE SOUL MASCARA

    5out of 5

    $24.00

Bare Minerals

http://mecca.com.au/bareminerals

Everyday Minerals

https://www.everydayminerals.com/store/

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Nail Art

 

In the past little while, I’ve started doing more with my nails.  trying to tackle some of the patterns , I’ve had a hard time figuring out how to easily make polka dots!  I noticed toothpicks don’t work very well, and while the point of a pen dipped in nail polish works somewhat, i learnt this as i did my nails while doing some study, it still  didn’t work that well for me.  And then the other day I was scrolling through Pinterest and I saw this picture!

 

 

Graffiti always looks good and here is how you can create this.

This graffiti look is basically just scribbling with nail polish.

get the look.

Step 1: Paint them black.

Lightning Nails Are The New Galaxy Nails

Step 2: Lightly sponge on accent colors, using purple, white and light blue nail polish.

Be sure to include some white in there to make for a more realistic looking night sky.

Step 3: Using a very thin dotting tool or micro-tipped pen, paint on thin white lightning.

 

Hope you found something you didn’t already know here, and come back to find more great ideas.

Makeup tips

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To prime or not to prime?
Priming is a very important step in make-up Primers help to prepare the surface of the skin so that make-up goes on more evenly and smoothly and helps hold it in place throughout the day.  We have various options for priming so the right skincare, the right primer, and the right foundation will create the perfect, immaculate complexion every day

Don’t go to sleep with your makeup on.
Whether you get home at midnight after a night out or drift into dream land while watching TV on the couch, it can be tempting to slip into bed without washing your face. Try to resist. As you snuggle against your pillow, the day’s collection of dirt and oil, along with makeup, are being pushed into your pores. And, it’s those blocked pores, that lead to pimples, blackheads and whiteheads. Nobody really wants pimples. Too tired to make a stop at the bathroom sink? Keep a pack of makeup-removing towelettes on your bedside table.

Don’t burn your locks.
Hair dryers, curling irons, flatirons, crimping wands , these hot tools can help you achieve your look from straight locks to sexy waves. But, Style your hair safely by coating your strands with a thermal-protectant product, using the lowest temperature you can to achieve your style and avoid going over the same area again and again.

Tinted moisturiser.

Many of us make the mistake of reaching for a heavier cover-up during the winter, believing that our pale complexions need extra coverage. But this can lead to a caked-on look. Instead, I recommend a light tinted moisturiser: It hydrates and brightens at the same. The result: Dewy skin that stands out in the crowd. Simply use a shade or two lighter than your summer colour, and apply with a sponge brush.

Cream eye shadow.

A no-fail way to achieve a holiday evening look: Apply a cream based shadow. This product contains extra pigment, which creates a dramatic effect with little effort. Finish with an extra swipe of powder eye shadow, and blend in. When it comes to creating a fun look, don’t be afraid  to play around with it!

Aromatherapy

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Aromatherapy is both an ancient art and a modern science, however products using the term ‘Aromatherapy’ found on supermarket shelves, should not be confused with the therapeutic work of a qualified Aromatherapist.

Aromatherapy can treat a variety of conditions and also help manage symptoms and act as a an additional therapy to modern medicine.

Some examples:

  • mood disorders
  • reproductive issues
  • ENT infections
  • bronchitis and respiratory conditions
  • autoimmune disease including rheumatoid arthritis and ulcerative colitis
  • digestive disorders
  • aches and pains including arthritis
  • skin conditions
  • detoxification
  1. Natural mosquito repellent: Combine one drop each of lemongrass oil, citronella oil and eucalyptus oil with one teaspoon of coconut oil to make natural bug spray and rub on exposed skin.
  2. Reduce anxiety: Diffuse lavender essential oil around your home to reduce feelings of stress and tension.
  3. Detoxify the air: Add peppermint and eucalyptus oil to a litre of paint to dispel fumes.
  4. Body butter lotion: Mix coconut oil, shea butter, magnesium oil and essential oils for moisturizing body lotion.
  5. Homemade lip balm: Combine coconut oil, beeswax and lavender oil for an amazing healing balm for chapped lips.
  6. Relieve tension: Help to relieve anxiety by using a single drop of lavender oil on your hands, rub together, and cup your hands to your nose and let the smell flood your senses.
  7. Massage therapy: Use a few drops of cedarwood or lavender oil, mixed with an unscented lotion during a relaxation massage.
  8. Immediate relaxation: Apply 2-4 drops of chamomile, lavender and peppermint essential oil to your temples for a cooling effect and immediate relaxation.
  9. Detox bath: Mix lavender oil, epsom salts and sea salt to a warm bath to cleanse and rejuvenate the body.
  10. Improve depression: To boost mood and relieve depression, add rose oil to baths, inhalations and diffusers to improve mood.
  11. Yoga and Pilates: To relax during yoga or meditation, inhale lavender or sandalwood before class. Also, mix clove and citrus essential oil to clean yoga mats
  12. Strengthen nails: Mix 10 drops of frankincense, myrrh and lemon essential oils into two tablespoons of vitamin E oil, then rub on cuticles.
  13. Migraine headache relief: Try combining a few drops of lavender oil and peppermint oil and apply to temples to help with headaches and migraines.
  14. Reduce cough or sinusitis: Eucalyptus oil is known for its powerful ability to fight coughs and open airways. Add a few drops into steaming hot water or diffuser. Inhale to help clear nasal passage.
  15. Repair broken bones: To support healing of broken bones, apply helichrysum, fir and cypress essential oils.
  16. Heal burns: Mix lavender oil with aloe vera to treat burns.
  17. Soothe bug bites: Use lavender oil for bug bites and stings.
  18. Improve digestion; Take ginger oil, peppermint oil and fennel essential oil to support digestion and healing leaky gut.
  19. Kick a cold fast: Take three drops of oil of oregano and frankincense three daily for one week.
  20. Treat bruises; Use essential oils as a hot compress to treat bruises or other wounds. Add five drops of lavender and five drops of frankincense to four cups of hot water and soak. Apply to affected area

 

Social Media and you.

 

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With so many different social media platforms nowadays you can promote yourself or keep in touch with others on so many different levels, but which ones should you be using for what?

We are going to take a brief look at the ones which you all probably already have.

LinkedIn – The more professional out of the bunch and maybe the most neglected too. You should update your work regularly and always keep your invites on a more professional level as you never know, your next opportunity could be reading.

Snap chat- Snap chat is good amongst friends. There is more opportunity to post videos or pictures you don’t want everyone to see on Facebook, but please keep your videos to under 1 minute. No one can watch for to long on any funny situations.

Facebook-Facebook is great for keeping in touch. Don’t be fooled by your privacy settings everyone still has a way of seeing everything you post. 

Instagram- This is a great tool to promote your work, holidays, pets, or even yourself. Instagram has no privacy so make sure what you put out there is for the whole world to see.

With so many more out there make sure you know which one is right for what post.

Yoga, Which one is right for you?

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Yoga is a physical, mental and spiritual practice or discipline. Now days nearly anywhere you go you’ll be sure to find a studio or gym which offers yoga. So how do you know what yoga is right for you?

Ashtanga Yoga – This method of Yoga involves synchronising the movement of the body with the breath, through a progressive predefined series of postures performed while applying breath retention physical and energetic locks in the body. This builds internal heat in the body to help clear the mind, detox the body & improve circulation in addition to building strength, stamina and improving flexibility.

Hatha Yoga – Traditional style of yoga consisting of different postures , breath work and relaxation techniques. In Hatha we practise poses in a more static, bringing focus to alignment, breath and mind control. The aim of Hatha is to help create a link between body and mind and thus strengthen both.

Dynamic Yoga – Dynamic yoga, is a fluid and lively form of movement that is much less static than traditional yoga. It is a powerful practise that focuses on toning muscles as well as internal organs. 

Vinyasa Yoga – Vinyasa Yoga is a sequence of postures taught in a flow by linking movement and breath. Vinyasa is the Sanskrit word for ‘connection’. We can interpret this as a connection between movement and breath. . You will focus the mind on the breath to settle the mind from the busy distractions of life. 

Yin yoga–  is a slow-paced style of yoga with poses or asanas that are held for longer periods of time, five minutes or longer per pose is typical. Yin yoga poses apply moderate stress to the connective tissues, the tendons, fascia, and ligaments, with the aim of increasing circulation in the joints and improving flexibility. They are also designed to improve the flow of qi, the subtle energy said in Chinese medicine to run through the meridian pathways of the body. 

Jainism– Meditation in Jainism aims at realising the self, attain salvation, take the soul to  freedom. Aiming to reach and to remain in the pure state of soul which is believed to be pure conscious, beyond any attachment or aversion. 

Hazelnut Time

 

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Hazelnut oil is a excellent skin moisturiser, in which  consists of linoleic acid, a substance not made by the body, yet that helps prevent water from evaporating. Consuming hazelnuts as well as hazelnut oil encourages healthy skin, as can using it straight like a moisturiser. You may also include a bit of hazelnut oil into a warm bath for the great healthy soak.

As a calming after shave, rub in the additional teaspoon of the stuff right after rinsing off.  Hazelnut oil can easily soothe chapped lips. Help make your own balm by combining hazelnut oil and melted beeswax in the 1:1 ratio . You can also moisturise your cuticles by soaking in hazelnut oil combined with water, or even use hazelnut oil straight to cuticles before you apply polish or buffing nails.

Hazelnut oil is a great unique way to flavor salads or lightly fry foods.  Hazelnut oil is known to be gentle on the digestive system, and also is said to help avoid gall stones as well as calm ulcers.  Hazelnut oil consists of many nutrients and vitamins, and it’s also packed with antioxidants, that many think help protect the body from cancer.

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