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GET NO-BUDGE SHADOW

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Pro Tip

For a creamy eye shadow that won’t crease, use waterproof eyeliner pencil. Draw over the eyelid, the blend with finger.


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Attach Individual Lashes

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Pro Tip
To lengthen eyelashes attach individual fake lashes from the outer edge of your eye going in, leaving some space in between one lash cluster to the next. You may want to use only a couple at the ends or continue until roughly around mid-eye, depending on the degree of drama you seek. When lash adhesive dries, stroke some mascara on the tips of your newly applied lashes to match the black of your natural lashes.


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He's Borrowing Your Moisturizer

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Yes ladies, your husband has been in your medicine cabinet. No, he's not snooping--he's borrowing your moisturizer.


Pro Tip


To pick a  moisturizer  for men you must choose one specifically for your skin type. If you have oily or acne-prone skin, choose an oil-free variety. A moisturizer is important, not only for hydration, but to combat the effects of aging like fine lines and wrinkles.



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Facial Masking Two Tone Skin

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Is your skin darker around the outer edges of the faces and lighter on the interior of the face?  If yes, you have a condition called facial masking, which sometimes occurs in women with bronze and ebony skin tones.


Pro Tip
Use two foundation shades to correct your facial masking: one to brighten the darker areas and one to deepen the lighter areas. 


Apply the lightest shade to the darker areas


Apply the darkest shade to the lighter areas


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Moisturize Before Applying Foundation

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Did you know that moisturizing is an important step that helps your foundation goes on smoothly and evenly?


Pro Tip


Moisturizers for normal skin are usually light to help even out any dry areas.


Moisturizers for dry skin are usually higher in emollients and are richer.


Moisturizers for sensitive skin are fragrance and irritant-free.


Moisturizers for oily skin are extremely light and won’t clog pores.




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Winter Hair Care Tips

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How do you keep your natural hair looking good in the winter months?


Moisturize! Moisturize! Moisturize!


Hot Oil Treatments
Heavy Base Moisturize
Oil Scalp Using Heavy Oils


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Prime Yourself (Lips)

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Pro Tip
A good lip primer is like the holy grail of applying a good lip. This magic stick not only helps to lock the color on your lips, it can prevent bleeding (no more lipstick on your chin), fading, creasing and, wait for it, feathering. Apply to smooth, hydrated lips and let dry. Your lips are now ready for some color!


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Beauty Uses of Epsom Salt

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Did you know that Epsom salt is a natural exfoliant that can be used to treat dry skin and more?


Pro Tip
As a facial wash
Mix 1/2 tsp of Epsom salt into cleansing cream for deep-pore cleansing. Massage on skin, rinse with cool water and pat dry.


As an exfoliator
Place Epsom salt in your hand. Dampen it and massage it into your skin. You can also try this with wet skin after showering.


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Misplacing Your Arch

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Did you know that a strong arch is essential for giving you the ultimate sultry gaze?


Pro Tip
An arch too close to the center of the brow could leave you stuck with a perpetually surprised or angry look. Avoid this by keeping the arch two-thirds of the way out from the beginning of your brow. This will enhance your eye shape rather than distract from it.


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An Easy Cat-Eye Trick

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Does your eye liner smudge or fade during the day?


Pro Tip
To keep your liner from smudging or fading, start with a gel liner. With an angled brush, draw a line close to your upper lashes and extend it out to your desired shape. (A general rule, draw the outline of your cat eye first, then fill in the open space.) Layer a liquid liner over the shape that you created with the gel for all-day, inky color.


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Applying Skin Care Products to the Brow Area

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Would you slather face cream on your scalp?


Pro Tip
Avoid getting any lotions, gels, sunscreens, foundations, or moisturizers on or around the brow area. They seep into the brows and prevent growth, or worse, cause the hairs to fall out when tweezing.


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Style Tight and Kinky Curls

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Did you know that using a good leave in conditioner keeps your hair looking and feeling moisturized until wash day?


Pro Tips:


Invest in a satin pillowcase, detangle your hair in the shower, and never, ever underestimate the power of  coconut oil.


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Beauty/Home Spa Recipes

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Create your own beauty spa recipes at home with April Ree
and Sweet Mama's Magic Oils .  Here's a few recipes:


Sweet Mama's Sugar Scrub
Organic turbinado sugar Organic hemp oil Few drops of essential oil of your choice

Mix the ingredients to your desired consistency and use the scrub in the shower or bath to liven up your day!


Sweet Mama's Salt Soak Epsom salt Hemp oil Few drops of essential oil of your choice Mix the ingredients to your desired consistency and put a few scoopfuls in a warm water bath for a relaxing experience!






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Incorporated Skin Serum Into Your Routine

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Did you know that serum go on after you wash your face but before your sunscreen or moisturizer?


Pro Tip
You can mix some serums, but you shouldn't try it without consulting a skincare expert first.   Serums can be applied day or night. Ask your skincare professional because some are better applied in the morning and some work better at night.




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Apply Lotion When Skin Is Slightly Damp

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Did you know that applying lotion when skin is slightly damp leave you silky smooth?
Pro TipGive yourself a pat dry postshower and apply lotion to your skin when it's still damp. This allows the skin to absorb more moisture, leaving you with silky, smooth skin that won't flake in a few hours.




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Tea Bags to Battle Under-Eye Bags

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Did you know that tea bags can help eliminate under-eye bags?


Pro Tip Boil water and steep two green or black tea bags for five minutes. Remove and squeeze out excess moisture. Cool in the fridge. Place cooled tea bags over your eyes for 10 to 20 minutes before it's time for you to get ready and watch bags disappear.
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Freshen Up Your Look

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Pro Tip
Pick three lip glosses or colors in three different shades . Always carry a bright blush! They might look too wild in the compact, they're all wearable and freshen up your look.


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Are Your Nails Prepared For the Winter

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Did you know that your nails need extra attention in the winter?  


Pro Tip


Moisturize Is The Key!
A cuticle oil should be your best friend during the colder months! Keep the oil in your purse, on your desk and on your night table, so it’s readily available to put on your nails throughout the day. Hand cream is also important, but be sure to use one that doesn’t have a fragrance as you want to avoid the alcohol in the cream.


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Use a Netting Cap for Your Next Sew-In

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Did you know that sewing hair extension tracks directly to your cornrow braid can result in stress and pulling from the thread?


Pro Tip
Using a net provides a barrier between your own hair and the thread causing minimal damage.  If you have fine, sparse, or thinning hair the cap allows you to have more versatility with your chosen hairstyle without damaging your hair any further.


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Moisturize the Eyelids " Olive Oil"

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Pro Tip
Apply extra virgin olive oil to your eyelids. Rinse your face with warm water and leave it damp. Dip a cotton ball into the extra virgin olive oil and gently rub it onto your eyelids. Olive oil is a natural ingredient that penetrates deep and seals in moisture.


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Grey Is In! Greige Lip Colors

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Did you know that grey is the new black?


Grey is a nice step up from nude.  Many companies are offering “Greige” mix of grey and beige that is an edgier alternative to nude lips.


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Hairstyles To Fit Your Face

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Pro Tip
When picking your next new style consider the shape of your face.  To keep it simple, start with finding the right hairstyle to fit your facial features.


Heart-Shaped and Inverted Triangle This face shape is wide at the forehead and narrow at the chin.   Go-to hairstyles for this face type include wispy bangs, deep side parts and face-framing layers.
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Round-Shaped
This face shape is wide across the cheekbones, narrowing at the forehead and jaw line.  Go-to hairstyles for this face type include swept back styles, styles with height at the crown, chin length bobs and styles with off-center parts.


Square-Shaped  This face shape may appears angular, with the jaw line sharply angled at the corners with a squared forehead. Go-to hairstyles for this face type include side-swept bangs, wavy or outline styles and hairstyles that add volume to the top.


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Benefits Of Ginger

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Did you know that ginger appeases a lot more than just your taste buds?


Ginger offers many health and beauty benefits.  Its anti-inflammatory properties help make sore muscles, creaky joints and even arthritis feel better, naturally. 


Pro Tip
Soak a washcloth in a bowl of warm water with 1 teaspoon of Wakaya Perfection Organic Ginger.  Leave the washcloth on shoulder for 10 minutes, to eliminates pain.


Apply crushed ginger the forehead to soothe a headache.


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