PhytoCeuticals to the Rescue for Healthier, Happier Skin

While aging often brings wisdom, it also has a way of bringing fine lines, wrinkles and damaged skin along with it. For an easy regimen of daily skin care designed to rejuvenate and revitalize the skin (especially the face, neck, and chest.) you can try Phytoceuticals’ line of Phyto-C skin care products.

Offering a slightly unusual appearance, Phyto-C products come in liquid form held in eye-dropper bottles. You simply apply a small amount to your fingertips and smooth it onto your skin. It glides smoothly and silkily offering a refreshing feeling to your skin, even if it isn’t damaged or dry.

Phyto-C Poly Vitamin Gel is designed to decrease the appearance of fine lines and winkles. This intensive multivitamin treatment has been specially formulated to smooth, soften, and moisturize the skin while providing terrific, anti-aging antioxidants to your skin’s deepest layers.

Phyto-C’s Bionic Serum, an anti-aging and anti-acneic lightening formula is designed to go one step further than softening and smoothing since it is designed to help repair mildly damaged skin. You can use this product up to two times a day if you want, so it is perfect for those with either slightly damaged or mildly damaged skin.

Phyto-C’s E in C Serum contains 15% L-Ascorbic Acid with 1% of Alpha Tocopherol. It has been formulated with these ingredients to help protect your skin against UVA and UVB rays. The serum also stimulated collagen production as an effort to deter early anti-aging effects such as premature wrinkling. Be prepared for a tiny bit of tingling that might feel strange when you first put your E in C serum on. This only means Phyto-C is working its magic!
Product provided free to writer for review
As women age and reach their 40s and 50s, it is even more important to safeguard delicate areas of the skin with skincare and anti-aging products. I enjoyed using my free sample of Phyto-C and I think you will too. Available at: Phyto-C Skin Care.


Red Carpet Hair for Charlize Theron

Who wouldn’t want to try out gorgeous blonde bombshell Charlize Theron’s amazing hairstyles? The yellow-haired beauty looks stunning in her movies and on the red carpet. If you would like to try Charlize Theron’s red carpet hairstyles for yourself, you are in luck. Here we have steps to create the same hairdo that her professional hairstylist Enzo Angileri created for the 2010 Oscars.

Charlize Theron’s Oscar hair was inspired by the pale and classic shape of her gown at the awards. Theron’s hairstylist, Enzo Angileri, created her look to emphasize “delicate, enduring beauty.”


“To create this look I needed a very smooth texture and lots of natural-looking shine,” explains Angileri.

As part of her hairstyle routine, Angileri used new argan oil-infused Moroccanoil Light, which is made especially for fine and light colored hair.

To create a red carpet hairstyle like Charlize Theron’s look at the 2010 Oscars, follow these steps:

1.    Apply argan oil-infused Moroccanoil Light or a similar product on wet hair.

2.    Blow-dry hair to perfection.

“After that about 50% of my work was done,” he said, “and I had a texture that was workable, healthy-looking and naturally beautiful.”

3.    Create a low bun hairstyle. To create a polished look, roll hair clockwise and hold it in place with bobby pins.

4.    Finish the look with a light mist of Moroccanoil Glimmer Shine Spray or a similar shine spray product.

5.    Keep hair in place all night long by spraying with Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray for a firm yet flexible hold.

You can enjoy Charlize Theron’s lovely 2010 Oscars look by following these simple hairstyle steps. Take your time and be sure to fasten your bun securely so that you don’t have to fix your look later in the evening. Try this and other gorgeous celebrity hairstyles for a fabulous look for any occasion.

About the Expert:
Enzo Angileri is a celebrity hairstylist who has created numerous gorgeous looks for Charlize Theron among others.


Product Review: AXE Shine Pomade, Sleek, Smooth & Sophisticated Look

Girls and guys – if you don’t like crispy, crunchy hair that results from day-old gel, this new sleek and smooth product by AXE (for men) is just for you. For a smooth and suave slicked back look without a greasy change to your hair, check out Axe Shine Pomade, Sleek, Smooth & Sophisticated Look. A little bit of this gel can give your hair all it needs to stay in place without making your hair all crunchy.

My husband enjoys the scent of Axe Shine Pomade, Sleek, Smooth & Sophisticated Look much more than he liked the new AXE Twist fragrance. The AXE Shine Pomade has a clean scent that also seems a bit herbal. I can’t quite place it, but it reminds me of aloe or another water-based plant.

The pomade itself is pale blue and sparkly. It contains silica and mica, which I imagine create the shimmery effect inside the container. One jar has plenty to go around for many uses. The smell rocks, the gel is non-greasy, and it looks great when styled. The only possible downside I can find is that the container itself seems a bit cheap compared to other pomades I’ve owned (granted they were all products designed for females). When it comes down to it that really isn’t much of a con… Who honestly cares what the container feels like? It is black and a neat shape, making it nice and rugged for men.

Axe Shine Pomade, Sleek, Smooth & Sophisticated Look is available in a 2.64-ounce black container with a screw-top lid. Under the lid is a set of instructions letting you know you should use just a finger-tip amount, rub between your hands before applying, and then spread evenly through your hair while it is still damp. Sounds too easy to be true, but that’s all there is to it. Seriously, though, err on the side of using less product. As with all hair care products, a little bit goes a long way.

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Wedding Make Up Tips

Consider these tips for wedding make up for brides, bridesmaids, mothers, etc.Brides, bridesmaids, and mothers of the bride and groom should all pay special attention to their wedding make up selection. A professional wedding make up artist can offer true talent to add the perfect polish to your wedding day look. No matter if you are in the bridal party, mother of the bride or groom, or the bride herself, you should keep a few special wedding make up tips in mind as you prepare for the big day.

Depending on the season and the weather on the wedding day, you may wish to plan for cosmetic touchups and prevention of boo-boos like running mascara or melting foundation. Today’s makeup selection offers countless cosmetics options for brides and their loved ones, from soft powders and lightweight powdery mineral foundations to waterproof mascara, fake eyelashes, and more.

To prepare for the wedding make up application, consider these tips on wedding make up.

•    Be honest with the person doing your make up application. If you like only a little foundation or prefer a lot of mascara, let her know so you are both happy with the outcome.

•    Keep in mind the color of your dress, shoes, and shawl, if applicable. If possible to show the wedding make up artist your dress or a picture of it, that may help as she chooses the color palette for your eye makeup and lipstick.

Try these wedding make up tips.•    Drink from a straw once you’ve had your make up applied. This little trick can help lengthen the lifetime of your wedding make up.

•    Brides should consider fake eyelashes or special brush-on fiber lashes. The longer lashes look great in the wedding photos. Other members of the bridal party should leave the fake lashes for the bride.

•    Bridesmaids should check with the bride to ensure she is happy with how she looks. Some brides may be shy and may not want to speak up about how the make up or hair turned out. The bridesmaids should be vocal for the bride so she is fully happy and excited about her appearance on her wedding day.

•    Remember that the application is often heavier than you would expect, but it typically works great for photos. While you may not be used to darker lips, darker eyes, or foundation and blush all over your face, keep in mind that the makeup artist has your prettiest appearance in mind. Still, if you are uncomfortable with this level of wedding make up, simply ask for a more natural look.

•    If you choose to do your own wedding make up, be sure to cover the major areas. Choose appropriate colors for your eyes, lips, and cheeks. Apply a lightweight mineral foundation or powder to your face to even out your complexion. Don’t forget eyeliner, eye shadow, and mascara.

•    Be sure to bring extra make up with you to the wedding for touchups. The bridesmaids should be able to help the bride and mother of the bride and groom with their make up touchups throughout the evening.

The most important thing in choosing wedding make up is to be comfortable and confident with the way you look. No matter if you are the bride, a mother, or a bridesmaid, it’s vital that you feel good about how you look so you can fully enjoy the special day.


Summer Wedding Hairstyle Tips

Try these beautiful summer wedding hairstyles for brides, bridesmaids, family, and guests of the wedding.Summer weddings offer countless lovely options for wedding colors, flowers, dresses, hairstyles, and more. Depending on the humidity and the weather forecast, brides, bridesmaids, immediate family, and guests may have a lot to consider in choosing their summer wedding hairstyles. Hot and humid days may present a strong argument for a pretty summer up-do. Cooler summer nights and lower humidity days work nicely with up-dos or wedding hair worn down or half up and half down.

No matter if the summer wedding is indoors or outside, you can find a great hairstyle that suits your personality, your dress, and the weather. Consider these summer wedding hairstyle tips from Hair Room Service and Fantastic Sams to help you choose a great style for all your summer weddings.

Wedding Hairstyle Ideas for Brides, Bridesmaids, and Wedding Guests
For the most part, the bride’s hair should stand out from the other members of the bridal party, family, and wedding guests. Unless invited by the bride, leave the fancy wedding hair accessories and summer wedding flowers for the bride alone to wear in her hair. Consider the following tips on wedding hair ‘dos for summer weddings.

Summer Wedding Hairstyle Idea #1: The High Ponytail
It seems the ponytail is more than an all-purpose hairstyle worn out of laziness and convenience. Much to the contrary, the ponytail can be a classy and elegant hairdo or a glamorous style, depending on the details.

“The High Pony Tail is back!” says Pam Kelly, National Director of Technical Services for Fantastic Sams Hair Salons, a chain franchise of full-service, family-oriented salons.

Pretty ways to wear hair at a summer wedding include high on the head as a ponytail or other up-do.She offers the following tips on achieving a summer wedding-worthy high ponytail:

1.    Amp up the volume by shampooing with a volumizing shampoo.
2.    Add a few drops of shine serum and blow dry.
3.    Lightly tease the top crown of the head to create a subtle pompadour and then brush back all the hair and secure into an elastic band, high at the back of the head.
4.    Take a strand of hair from underneath the ponytail and wrap it around the elastic band to hide the band.
5.    Secure with a bobby pin.
6.    Flatiron the pony tail and you have created a perfect balance between sophistication and a playful look.
7.    To add some glitz for the bride, secure a favorite brooch or hair accessory off to one side of the pony tail.
8.    TIP: If you prefer a softer look, place the pony tail low and off to one side.

  1. Curl the pony tail with a large barrel curling iron and wait five minutes for the curls to cool down.
  2. Then separate the curls with your fingers. DO NOT brush or comb the curls. The purpose for this look is to create soft definition and separation of the curls.
  3. If you prefer the messy look, lightly tease the separated curls with a comb.
  4. Follow up with a light finishing spray.

Summer Wedding Hairstyle Idea #2: Loose Chignon
For an especially classy summer wedding look that is great for the bride’s hair or anyone else for that matter, consider a loose chignon hairstyle. Chignons are like loose bun hairstyles where the hair is rolled into a lovely ball shape at the nape of the neck. Consider these tips from Pam Kelly, National Director of Technical Services for Fantastic Sams Hair Salons, to create your own summer wedding loose chignon hairstyle.

1.    Pull all the hair back and into a low ponytail at the base of the nape.
2.    Secure with an elastic band.
3.    Begin to wrap the ponytail’s hair around the base of the ponytail and it will coil into place.
4.    Secure with a few bobby pins. Loosen a few strands of the chignon and there you have it!
5.    TIP: Chignons are great to wear if you want to show off fancy earrings or a statement necklace!

“If the bride would like something a little bit more pulled together, or a modern classic, the chignon is always a fail safe,” adds Michael Duenas, the founder of Hair Room Service, which is an agency that offers salon services to clients in their hotel rooms, homes, or place of business — a truly great option for brides, the bridal party, and immediate family in out-of-town weddings in the Manhattan area.

Summer Wedding Hairstyle Idea #3: Faux Bob, #4: French Twist, with a Twist


Patriotic Nail Designs for 4th of July

Try a pretty patriotic manicure for the 4th of July, Memorial Day, or Labor Day.Fourth of July is one of the most awaited summer holidays that usually results in food and drink, barbequed food, lawn games and fireworks. The patriotic colors red, white, and blue bedeck table settings, cakes and desserts, and other various sights on Independence Day. To celebrate July 4th in style, paint some patriotic nail designs or a red, white, and blue manicure.

For a fun patriotic manicure or pedicure, think about nail designs with flags, fireworks, firecrackers, stars and stripes, and USA nails. You can also do abstract red, white, and blue designs, like a top hat, heart, or basic colored manicure. Consider the following patriotic nail designs for the 4th of July.

Patriotic Star Nail Designs

Try these pretty patriotic nail designs!

Stars make great manicures and pedicures and they are a perfect patriotic design. You can paint big or little star nail designs. You can include stripes or no stripes in your nail art. To create pretty red, white, and blue star nails, follow these steps.

1.    Paint two coats of the background color for your nails and allow nails to dry.
2.    Using your preferred color of nail polish and a nail art pen, nail art brush, or a pointy toothpick, paint a star. First paint a diagonal line going one way, then another line from the point going the
opposite way. Then paint a line outward across the lines from the bottom two points. Then draw a straight line across the two remaining points and paint the inside of the star as desired.
3.    Decide if you would like to have more than one star on your nails. Add more stars as appropriate.
4.    Seal your patriotic star nail designs with a clear or glitter topcoat.

Patriotic Heart Nail Designs
Hearts are a great way to show fondness for the things you like and appreciate. Paint a red, white, and blue heart nail design to show your appreciation for the United States of America. To paint your own patriotic heart nail designs, follow these steps:

1.    Paint two coats of the background color for your nails and allow nails to dry.
2.    Using your preferred color of nail polish and a nail art pen, nail art brush, or a pointy toothpick, paint the outline of a heart.
3.    Fill the inside of the heart with red, white, or blue nail polish. You can also do stars, stripes, or a combination inside the heart.
4.    Allow nails to dry completely.
5.    Consider finishing your patriotic heart nail designs with a clear topcoat or a glitter topcoat.

Even a plain red manicure can be patriotic!

Patriotic Red, White, and Blue Stripe Nail Art
Painting your nails for the Fourth of July can be simple or complex, depending on your personal preferences. Consider painting a pretty red, white, and blue striped manicure or pedicure for the patriotic holiday. To paint patriotic stripes nail art on your fingers and toes, follow these steps:

1.    Paint the base coat in red, white, or blue. White often works well since it is a lighter color to paint over again.
2.    Paint a chunky diagonal line of red or blue across the tip of the nail, starting higher on one side and coming down just to the tip of the nail on the other side.
3.    Once dry, use a nail art pen, brush, or toothpick to paint a thin diagonal line a little bit above the chunky line.
4.    Apply a clear or glitter topcoat to seal your designs.

Enjoy wearing these pretty manicure styles for the Fourth of July, Labor Day, or Memorial Day.


Softer Feet Means Prettier Feet for the Summer – Use CVS® Brand Exfoliating Moisturizer

As most females come to discover once they reach the teenage years and even long after that, the feet take a true beating no matter what type of shoe is worn. Women often buy shoes according to how they look rather than how they feel, and this is a mistake that our feet often pay for. Additionally, walking around in sandals or flip flops constantly can take some wear and tear on our feet.

Of course, certain shoes like those that women squeeze their feet into are going to beat up feminine feet ever such a tiny bit more than shoes that fit properly. Even shoes that are too big can damage our feet, leading to calluses or dry, hardened spots that we don’t want. High heels, especially stilettos, can create tiny bumps on our toes that just do not want to go away even years after we have stopped wearing shoes that require a real balancing act to walk in.

Fortunately, lots of different products are available to help women soften their feet including foot files, Ped Eggs, creams, lotions, and ointments. Using one or more of them on a regular basis can have a big effect on the way our feet look and feel. In fact, softer skin on our feet generally means that our feet look better than they do with dry, hardened spots, cracks, or calluses.

Softer feet mean prettier feet for the summer, the time of year when feet come out of hiding. Who wants to wear sandals when their feet look all scruffy and callused? Or flip flops or simply run around the pool or spa barefoot? Getting our feet back to the soft, tender appearance of our early years is important if we want to look our best.

Intended for use on dry, scaly, or callused feet, CVS® Brand Exfoliating Moisturizer is sold in a convenient 1-ounce tube at CVS Pharmacies across the country. The tube has a flip lid so you can’t accidentally lose the lid, which is nice. The ointment is thick so don’t be surprised if you have to push a tiny bit harder to get it to dispense from the tube.

CVS® Brand Exfoliating Moisturizer has a fresh, clean scent so you shouldn’t mind using it. There’s no perfumed scent so the ointment won’t compete with any lotions or perfumes that you choose to use. This water-soluble ointment is comparable to Kerasal® except that it is less expensive.

You should use CVS® Brand Exfoliating Moisturizer on a daily basis to keep your feet as soft and smooth as possible. If you need to skip a day, try not to allow it to extend to several days in between treatment, because you will notice a real difference in the way your feet feel to the touch.

It is best to apply this soothing ointment on clean, freshly washed feet for the best results. You can either do this after your daily shower or use a foot bath for a bit of extra care and pampering.

I received a free sample of CVS® Brand Exfoliating Moisturizer for the purposes of this review, but I am glad that I did. I am always looking for products to help me to keep my youthful looks. How about you?


Summer Pedicure Tips

Try these fun summer pedicure tips to keep your feet looking great!If you don’t have a pretty or creative pedicure on your toes for the summer, it’s time to get painting!  Summertime is the perfect time to show off our toes and lovely pedicures until it gets cold again. Choose your favorite bright colors or put a new spin on the classic French pedicure. No matter what you decide to do, be sure to show off your tootsies with adorable sandals, flip-flops, or totally bare feet.

A creative pedicure often starts with inspiration of some kind. You might find inspiration for your pedicures in flowers, fruit, landscapes, or summer toys. The creativity you can apply to your nail art is fully unbridled. Use your imagination and come up with a creative pedicure design to show off this summer.

Pedicure and Manicure at Home
Don't forget your toe separators when doing your own pedicures at home.Doing a pedicure and manicure at home saves a lot of money in the long run. It also allows you to creatively design your own pedicure nail art or even a basic plain pedicure. Depending on your budget, you might even consider a luxury pedicure, complete with pedicure scrubs, a foot spa, ultra-soft towels, and music for your own relaxation and enjoyment.

If a luxury pedicure isn’t really your speed, you might consider a pedicure that ignites your senses, like a tingly peppermint pedicure. Simply look for pedicure products that contain peppermint, such as foot scrubs and foot lotions. Whatever pedi style you decide, don’t forget your pedicure toe separators!

Pedicure Essentials
To do your own pedicure and manicure at home, gather the following pedicure essentials:

–    Pedicure tub, basin, or foot spa
–    Plush towels
–    Pumice stone or foot buffer
–    Nail file
–    Pedicure lotion
–    Pedicure foot scrub
–    Nail polish remover
–    Cotton balls
–    Favorite nail polish colors
–    Clear topcoat
–    Pedicure tools like nail clippers, cuticle nippers, and orangewood stick

Choosing Your Creative Pedicure Style for the Summer
The sky really is the limit when it comes to selecting a manicure and pedicure style to create at home. You can use any colors of nail polish that you like. You can add stripes or polka-dots or even funky designs. You can also apply nail decals, rhinestones, or other fun nail art accessories.

Consider these fun and exciting summer pedicure ideas:

Bright and Bold Summer Pedicure
Try a bright and bold pedicure for the warmest months of the year.Paint all your toenails in the brightest, boldest color you love for summer. Consider bright orange, hot pink, deep green, turquoise, or yellow. Make a statement with a pedicure no one can miss. You can paint all your nails the same color, each a different color, or alternate between colors.

Pedicure Nail Designs
If you get easily bored with a simple solid color pedicure, be sure to spice things up a bit with a nice nail art design on your toenails. Paint all your nails in the desired basecoat color and then spruce up a nail or two with a summery nail art design like a watermelon slice, a beach ball, or the sunshine. You might also consider less seasonal nail art ideas, like a daisy or another pretty flower.

At-Home French Pedicure
If you aren’t confident about painting your own pedicure, look for French pedicure kits to help you get started with a classic, timeless look. To create your own French pedi, simply gather the right materials – white nail polish, nude or light pink nail polish, and a clear topcoat. You might also consider using French Pedicure guides to allow you to paint the tips of your nails more flawlessly.

No matter what you decide to do for your pretty summer pedicure, be sure you enjoy a pedicure treatment about twice a month while the warm weather lasts. Your feet will be softer, smoother, and more beautiful than ever.


How to: Short Hair Styles for Mature Women

Try a short bob hairstyle for a mature and sophisticated change.Long gone are the days where mature women, women of a certain age, stopped coloring their hair, cut it short and let it go grey. Times have definitely changed as have hair styles and the thought process behind them for mature women. Today, mature women want to stay stylish, youthful but age appropriate.

Quality hair fabric that is in good condition is the most important commonality for mature women. Hair fabric that is shiny, strong, and properly moisturized always has a youthful and stylish appearance. Hair fabric and the scalp should be on a proper regimen of strengthening and protection. Look for antioxidants like Organic Reishi Mushroom, Pomegranate and Milk Thistle. Antioxidants help protect hair and scalp strength by warding off free radical pollutants. Also look for a hair product with an actual SPF rating to block ultra violet rays and protect the hair and scalp just like anti-aging SPF products do for the face and body. Also select products that can work on any hair texture to create lovely short hairstyles for women.

Don't be afraid of short hairstyles, especially for older women!Featured Products – Tela Beauty Organics by Philip Pelusi Healer and Tela Beauty Organics by Philip Pelusi Guardian SPF 18

Here are a few examples of mature short hairstyles:

Judy Dench – Short Crop Hairstyle
This style is both cutting edge and elegant all at the same time. Judy Dench’s cut is short and cropped yet ultra feminine. This style is worn in a piecey, stylishly disheveled way. This makes the style more youthful. Super neat hair looks dated and old fashioned. Judy looks modern and vibrant. Also her color is kept rich but on the light side. Sometimes she sports her naturally vibrant, shiny white gray. She can do this because of her fair coloring and blue eyes. But she also wears both golden blond and warmer light brunette shades with golden highlights.

How to: Short Hair in a Mature Crop Style
To get that piecey style apply a soft and moveable hair groom to wet and then to dry hair to finish. Look for a product that doesn’t dry to a hard finish but stays pliable and creates shine.

Product – Tela Beauty Organics by Philip Pelusi Hair Gloss

Helen Mirren – Medium Short Layered Bob with Side Swept Bangs
Helen Mirren’s style is perfect for her beautiful bone structure and hair fabric. Sometimes as we age our hair fabric becomes a bit finer and this makes it difficult to get volume. Helen’s medium short layered bob is both classic and stylish. It works well with her finer texture and gives her volume and body.

Also this length bob also gives her the hair appearance of being thicker.  Thicker hair always looks younger. The side swept bangs soften the style, making it sexy and also giving her face a slight lift. The length of the cut and how the cut is angled around the face are critical in making mature women look their best. Also her color is always on the light side.  Helen Mirren has a multiple toned highlight with both warm and cool light tones and at times leaving a bit a grey showing.

How to: Short Hair in a Short Medium Layered Bob with Side Swept Bangs
Some short layered hairstyles older women can enjoy start with easy application of great hair products. To get soft lift and create those side swept bangs, choose a product that softly grooms but adds control to finer flyaway pieces.

Product – Tela Beauty Organics by Philip Pelusi Composer

Diane Keaton – Longer Short Face Framing Bob

Try this longer bob for a mature hair style.Diane’s hair has never looked better. All the right things are happening here to give a youthful but still age appropriate elegant appearance. The cut is a bit of longer bob. It is a myth that as women get older that their hair should automatically become shorter… although super long hair is not a good choice for mature women. But a somewhat longer style that is below the chin but to or above the shoulders works well, especially when the hair fabric is of such great quality as with Diane Keaton.

The hair is healthy, shiny, and the hair color spot on. Her cut is also layered around the face with side swept bangs. Her color is a rich light brunette with multidimensional golden blonde highlights, which makes her hair appear even thicker. Also Diane’s hair style is extremely shiny with zero frizz, which can be a big problem with mature hair fabric.

How to: Short Hair in a Longer Face Framing Bob
Look for a product that is weightless, that smoothes frizz and creates a voluminous but silky effect.

Product – Tela Beauty Organics by Philip Pelusi Guardian SPF 18


Bare Lifts Breast Lift Product – The Best Cleavage Benefits without a Bra

Unfortunately, not every pretty shirt or dress we own is meant to be worn with a bra. From backless to strapless and everything in between, a variety of dresses and tops just plain don’t work with bras. Thankfully, TeleBrands (the As Seen on TV company) has recently introduced Bare Lifts, an instant breast lift product that gives you the key benefit of a bra – support – without actually having to wear one.

Bare Lifts offer a solution to a problem women face in everything from tank tops to formal gowns. You can give your chest a little lift with a simple solution that is comfortable and goes on easily either with or without a bra. Bare Lifts are much like a clear sticker that you peel back and apply to your skin. To apply Bare Lifts, you simply attach the bottom adhesive on your breast, avoiding your nipple and then lift to your desired perkiness and attach the top portion of the adhesive to the upper part of your chest. Bare Lifts don’t irritate or leave any lasting signs of use. You can cut each adhesive breast lift along the dotted lines to fit your cup size – A, B, or C, and use without cutting for D-cup breasts.

I tried the Bare Lifts with a halter top and found that they gave just the right amount of lift for me. I didn’t feel with this particular top that I needed a huge hike, but I will gladly admit that the Bare Lifts adhesive breast lifts surely did make my boobs look better and perkier in my tank top. This product is easy to apply and comfortable to wear.

Try Bare Lifts Breast Lift Products to give your boobs a boost!One small challenge I noticed in using them is just that you should make sure the shape of your shirt or top of your dress aligns with where you stick the upper part of the Bare Lifts. Not all tops will have an issue. The nice solution I found to this potential issue is simply to cut the top of the Bare Lifts to the desired shape, for example, if you are wearing a triangle bikini top, halter top, etc. I might not recommend these for low-cut tops simply because you and others would more than likely be able to see the adhesive sticker on your chest. While the Bare Lifts are clear, you can still see them up close and possibly when light or sunlight reflects off of them.

While they are easy to apply, Bare Lifts are just as easy to remove. You can do it simply and easily, taking care to be gentle to your skin. The nice thing is the adhesive is soft and gentle on your skin—I did not have any redness although I did have one small red spot on my skin where it looked like I pulled too hard or too quickly in removing the Bare Lifts. I suppose if you leave them on long enough, you might experience some redness, but I did not see any on me after about two hours of use. In fact, there were times I actually forgot I was wearing them. It’s a similar feeling of support to wearing a bra, but more comfortable and free.

This product is waterproof, making it ideal for various swimsuits. The boost Bare Lifts give your boobs is a natural lift that looks real and feels comfortable. In addition to being able to wear Bare Lifts in the pool or underwater anywhere, you can wear them for up to 24 hours at a time.

Bare Lifts are available in a set of 10 (five pairs) for $10 plus $6.95 shipping at the Bare Lifts Web site or for $9.99 plus $6.40 shipping at For more information on Bare Lifts, visit


Degree Women Natureffects Anti-perspirant/Deodorant and Body Spray Collection Product Review

Consider Degree Women Natureffects for a flirty anti-perspirant and body mist line.For a refreshing trip away from traditional deodorants, antiperspirants and body refreshing sprays, consider the new-ish Degree Natureffects product line. Keeping close the things you love about existing Degree products, the brand launched this new line with the outdoors and Mother Nature in mind. The fragrances of each product are so far from traditional body odor eliminators that you may not even remember if you’re wearing any at all – except for that super dry and confident feeling you’ll have all day long.

The Degree Women Natureffects product line features three enticing fragrances that honestly seem more like a refreshing walk through the park than a deodorant product. The collection includes Olive Leaf + Pink Pepper, Orange Flower + Cranberry, and Honeysuckle + Tea Tree Oil, both in body mist bottles and anti-perspirant-deodorant products. The lovely scents of each variety are welcoming and friendly, yet my favorite element is that the fragrance can last all day but no one has to know it is your deodorant that smells so good! What a great disguise!

Consider Degree Women Natureffects for a flirty anti-perspirant and body mist line.I am still trying to decide which fragrance is my favorite. The Olive Leaf + Pink Pepper scent utilizes the power of deodorizing pink pepper to mask any body odor while the overall fragrance is light and floral. The Orange Flower + Cranberry scent continues the trend of inspiration from the great outdoors, but features a lightly fruity essence. The orange flower acts as the deodorizer this time while cranberry gently lifts your spirits. This fragrance may be the frontrunner for my favorite scent of the trio due to its purely refreshing qualities. Finally, the Honeysuckle + Tea Tree Oil scent brings a slight childhood memory of baseball fields lined with honeysuckle along the fences. This fragrance takes on notes that seem to be both floral and herbal, playing up the natural deodorizing power of tea tree oil. This fragrance is just as pleasant as the other two.

Try body mists by degree for a fragrant pick-me-up.As I mentioned, the same thing you love about all Degree products — the no-show, no-white residue promise, is true again here with Degree Natureffects products. You really can’t beat this brand!

Degree Natureffects products are available at your favorite drugstores, mass market retailers, and online at for about $4 – $5 a piece or roughly $20 for a four-pack (free shipping!). You can learn more online at, where you can also print a coupon for $1 off Degree Natureffects products!

Products provided free to writer for reviewI used to be a loyal user of the Suave brand anti-perspirant / deodorant products until I tried some Degree products a few years ago. I am now a loyal fan of Degree Women products, from the anti-perspirants to the body sprays. While I did receive these six products to try out for free, I have bought my own Degree Women deodorant products as well. I stand strongly behind this brand and recommend it highly.

Wedding Day Makeup Tips for Latina Women

Try these makeup tips for Latina women and Latina brides.One of the most common mistakes Latina brides make when choosing their wedding day makeup style is trying to look like someone they aren’t. You want to look soft and romantic, so keep the dark and dramatic look for the nightclubs. Remember the goal is not to look like a completely different person but to create the most beautiful version of yourself.

The following tips will help you enhance your natural beauty, not hide your essence.

Foundation must match your skin tone. Generally, Latina women have a darker skin tone and should select a foundation with darker base. To ensure an even application, start around the nose and mouth where there is redness then blend out to the rest of the face. To set the foundation, follow with a power.

Blush is essential for highlighting your cheekbones and achieving a healthy glow. Using two shades of blush will add depth to your look. Start with a blush that is the color of your skin when you are flushed. Apply to the apples of your cheeks following the cheekbone up to the hair line. Next, blend the deeper shade under the cheekbones. The colors you select should complement your skin tone. Brides should stick to a powder blush, as creams may smear.

Hispanic women should avoid white concealer as it enhances eye bags and stands out in photos. To better match an olive skin tone, mix white with an orange concealer or your foundation. Apply the concealer under the eyes and to problem areas.

Try these makeup tips for Latina women and Latina brides.In an effort to change their brow line, some Hispanic women may apply so much pencil in such dark colors it can look like their eyebrows are painted on. This creates a harsh, unapproachable look. For a soft, natural look, eyebrows should be the same color as your hair or a shade lighter. Always follow the natural brow line when applying pencil and don’t be heavy-handed.

Eye shadow is meant to accentuate, not overpower your natural eye color. To achieve a natural look, use eye shadows in lighter shades of brown. To make eyes look larger and farther apart, apply color in the crease, starting with a darker shade at the outside of the eyes and graduating to a lighter shade as you work your way in.  Apply a lighter complementary color to the eyelid.

Maximize your eyes with eyeliner, mascara, and an eyelash curler. Most Latinas do best with (color) liner and (color) mascara. Apply a thin line of eyeliner, to the lash line, from the inside of the eye, beginning where your lashes start, and work out. Next, apply the mascara and curl the lashes. To avoid raccoon eyes, wear waterproof eyeliner and mascara.

Don’t wear false eye lashes on your wedding day. Keeping them on throughout the ceremony and reception requires a lot of glue, causing the eyelids to get heavy and the eyes to turn red, making you look tired. If you are determined to wear them, use the type with the adhesive already applied.

The purpose of lip liner is to define lips, while preventing lipstick from bleeding. Lip liner should match the color of the lipstick. Lip liner that is darker than the lipstick is outdated.  When applying, don’t go outside the lips, simply follow the lip line.

Lipstick should closely match your natural lip color, be neutral or off-white. You will be kissing a lot of people so be sure that your liner and lipstick are long lasting. Lip gloss must be constantly reapplied so unless you want to carry it around, use it only for the ceremony and photos.

Whether you plan to do your own makeup or hire a makeup artist, always have trial runs before the wedding. Also, be sure to take photos of each to see how the makeup looks in pictures.

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About the Expert:
One of the only Los Angeles-area makeup artists to specialize in makeup application for Hispanic and Asian women, Gayle Brewer, owner of Celia Caserta, Inc., provides professional makeup and expert air brushing services throughout Los Angeles, Ventura, and Orange County. She is a graduate of MKC Beauty Academy. To make an appointment, contact Gayle Brewer; Celia Caserta, Inc.; 626-476-8155; [email protected], or visit