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Makeup Tutorial – Shading Techniques

How to Achieve a Radiant, Glowing Skin With Foundation and BB Cream

“Naked”:A Pictorial Eye Makeup Tutorial

Refreshing Natural Eye Looks – “Purple Angel”: A Pictorial Eye Makeup Tutorial

 

Nailed Fashionably

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Bold colors are totally in this season! Including colors for nails. Lets check out some exciting new shades for your fingers below.

Turquoise and black – “I’m classy and mysterious.”

Mint green and lemon yellow – “who wants to share a frozen yogurt with me?”

Baby blue and pastel pink – “Who’s birthday is it?”

Mosaic patterns are reserved for my pool parties.

How about a handful of lollipops?

I love cupcakes!

Did you know Cherry blossoms are the national flower of Japan?

Eight Super Foods For A Beautiful Skin – Part I, Apples

1. Apples

Many people probably heard of this popular saying growing up: “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” Apples are known for their tremendous health benefits but did you know eating more apples will keep your skin hydrated and skin tone more even as well?

Lets take a look of apples’ nutritional value. In a hundred grams of apple contains about 10 grams of natural sugar and 2.4 grams of dietary fiber. In addition, apples contain many minerals necessary for the health of your body such as vitamin B1, B2, B3, B5, B6 and B9, as well as calcium, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium and and iron.

Apples are naturally high in antioxidants, such as vitamin C. If your skin tone is sallow and lacks radiance, vitamin C is one of the most effective way to increase your skin’s natural glow. Better yet, vitamin C will also prevent free radicals damaging your skin cells, thus it has become a popular ingredient for anti-aging treatment to keep cells from dying prematurely.

85.56% of an apple’s weight is water. Thus if your skin tend to be dry, eating more apples will keep your skin retain its moisture level. Another significance in apples’ nutritional value is their high concentration of natural fruit acid.  Fruit acid is an organic compound that can be used to treat acne and blemishes. Including fruit acid in your daily skincare routine will keep your pores unclogged and minimized, resulting in a smoother and more radiant skin texture.

Skincare products that contain apples:

1. Super Acne Treatment with Green Apple by Dr. Nicholas Perricone

This is a gentle acne treatment suitable for people with acne prone but sensitive skin. All other skin type can use this product as well. The product has a natural apple scented fragrance, which makes it very pleasant to use. In addition to its acne treatment abilities, Dr. P’s Green Apple Quercetin contains malic acid that firms and alpha lipoic acid that gently exfoliates for a smoother, cleaner skin.

Available at http://www.sephora.com and Sephora stores.

2. Green Apple Antioxidant Serum by Juice Beauty

If you love antioxidants, if you love all natural products, then you will love Juice Beauty’s Green Apple Antioxidant Serum. This is an anti-aging treatment that utilizes the power of super foods and their high concentration of natural antioxidants to prevent aging of the cells.

Available at http://www.sephora.com (online only)

3. Sugar Acai Age-Delay Body Cream by Fresh

This anti-aging body cream contains sugar apple extract to improve your skin’s collagen production and intercellular cohesion, which tightens and firms skin.

Available at http://www.sephora.com and Sephora stores.

苹果

苹果 美白保湿

苹果营养丰富,苹果中的维生素C是许多爱美人士奉为美容元素。苹果中含有0.3%的蛋白质,0.4%的脂肪,0.9%的粗纤维和各种矿物质、芳香醇类等。其所含的大量水分和各种保湿因子对皮肤有保湿作用,维他命C能抑制皮肤中黑色素的沉着,常食苹果可使皮肤白滑。另外,苹果中所含的丰富果酸成分可以使毛孔通畅,有祛痘作用。苹果的营养很丰富。吃苹果时要细嚼慢咽,这样不仅有利于消化,更重要的是对减少人体疾病大有好处。

除此之外,苹果性能温和,可作为天然面膜,也可以切片涂敷。对油性皮肤而言,将1/3个苹果捣成泥状,敷于面上15分钟,然后洗净,再用冷水洗脸,可以软化角质层,使油脂分泌平衡。

温馨提示:将削掉皮的苹果浸于凉开水里,可防止果肉与空气接触氧化。这样做果肉依然白嫩、保持口感。

Versace Versus Perfume Review

Versace 家的Versus是我今年的大爱。个人感觉她的味道好像是Daisy 跟Flower Bomb 的综合。甜甜的花香,但是又不乏清新感。 强烈推荐哦
后来注意了一下versus的notes, 原来里面有苹果,橘子花跟玫瑰的香味。 
个人觉得versus 的香味感觉跟Burberry Touch男士香水蛮配的。 一个清馨灵动, 一个温暖深沉。。有机会一定要一起试下
versus 的官方介绍

Versus is pure energy, built upon strong, contrasting characteristics. Romantic-yet-tough femininity reflects the woman who loves to dare and the core spirit of the brand—dedicated to evolution, confidence, and cutting-edge style. A game of opposites creatively moves between romantic and aggressive, and evolves from punk to melodious.

The color of the fragrance, termed the “fifth essence of violet,” evokes modernity, mystery, and freedom. The fresh, intense fragrance opens with the vitality of kumquat, sweet star apple, and scintillating lemon—an inviting accord that evokes energy and personality. The heart is floral and dynamic, translated to the senses through soulful orange flower, stephanotis, and luxurious rose Centifolia. The provocative drydown reveals the sensuality of patchouli and the enveloping depth of musk, punctuated by ambrette seeds.

The crystal bottle plays its own game of opposites, showing complex reality in transformation—from empty to full spaces, from cold to warm, from melodious to lively, from classic to audacious, from sublime to rock and roll. The Versus logo stands out in warm, illuminating gold in the middle of the flacon and it is engraved in relief on top of the cap. Versus’ appeal speaks through vibrant deep hues shading into a transparent range of violet. Strong nuances of color, glittering light effects, and surprising gradients between gold and silver converge into an object of desire.

趁圣诞前夕各大商场的活动买了一堆。。。

超爱versus的紫色水水, 整个儿美翻了。图上第一个小瓶瓶的和lotion,shower gel都是赠品, 强吧?中间呢个是个小滚球版的。买来可以随身携带很方便。

浅谈香水

严格上来说, 香水并不该叫做perfume. 因为perfume 只是香水的一种。香水的统称因该叫作Fragrance。香水包括Perfume, Eau De Parfum, Eau De Toilette, Cologne, 和 After Shave.
Perfume 是香水种类中含香量和酒精比例最高的。 所以香味很浓。 这种香水近年来已经不太流行了。 Eau De Parfum 的比例要比perfume 小,含香量在15-20%。Eau De Toilette 的含香量在5-15% 左右。Cologne的含香量是最小的, 在2-5% 之间。
After Shave是给男士专用的。是含原有香料的护肤品。
 
香水的香味大致可以分为四种。 花香(floral),水果香(citrus), 木香(woody scent), 和香料(spice)的香味。花香和水果香就不用说了, 大多数香水都是采用这两种原料来提炼的。 树木和香料,比如说胡椒其实也有它特别的香味。很多经典的香水,像Dior 的poison 系列, Chanel 及Burberry 都会用到树木和香料香,特别是用在男士香水中。
如果把一瓶香水想象成一个三层的蛋糕,第一层是奶油, 中间是夹心,最后是蛋糕。香水的香味是可以像蛋糕一样分成三个层次的。 专业名词叫作Notes. 第一层note 叫作top notes. 一瓶香水的top notes 是它最主要的香味(dominant notes)。 你第一个闻到的香味和对它的感觉就是top notes,也常被称作head notes。这一层香闻到的快,散发的也快。当这一层的香味散去后你闻到的就是中间的夹心了。 英文叫做middle notes, 或heart notes. 最后的蛋糕层, 也是一瓶香水最重要的一层,叫作base notes, 或者Dry down。 这base notes的香因该是三层香中持续时间最长的。它的重要处在于这层余香给香水添加了深度。 这也是名贵香水和大众香水的根本区别。 这三个层次经过精心的比率调配混合在一起,制造出人们对不同香水的特别感受。