& tips from your side of the counter........|
lip colours can look really great
especially in the summer months with a tan, but they do accentuate less-than-white
teeth. Some shades of lipstick can actually make your teeth appear whiter, so
here are some pointers. |
Choose strong blue-based
colours, like plum, magenta or fire-engine red to make teeth look whiter.
Unless you have very white teeth avoid pale, frosty shades. The shimmer
will make your teeth appear dull.
shades, like orangey red, peach or coral as these will accentuate yellowish teeth.
Always test lipstick on the mouth using a spatula - (the assistant
should be able to provide one) it's important to check the shade against your
skin can often be a problem
in the winter months. Central heating and layers of clothing can leave our skin
dry and parched looking, and battling the winter elements can take its toll. But
even worse, soaking in long hot baths can really sap the natural moisture from
the skin so make a start now and revive your skins lustre. |
rather than bathe as this will dry out skin far less.
detergent type products - look for a brand with moisturising properties or better
still, opt for products which use no petro-chemicals and contain natural essential
oils. (Try Liz Earles Orange Flower Body Wash).
a gentle body scrub a couple of times a week to slough off all those dead skin
cells, that accumulate under trouser legs!
Apply body lotion
at least twice a week to slightly damp skin (My all time favourite is Revlon's
Dry Skin Relief with gorgeous almond oil).
skimp on drinking water. It's easy to forget, but we need to re hydrate the body
just as much in winter as in summer, especially if you work indoors in heated
Studies show that
we all tend to wash in water that is hotter than we need, so be brave - turn the
thermostat down slightly on the shower and don't stay in too long.
Why do I keep getting ridges in my nails? |
Ridges in the nails are caused by hormonal changes, illness and even stress, all
of which can damage the nail bed. Ridges can also be in indication of anaemia,
so mention it to you G.P. on your next visit. If you buff your nails, make it
very light to avoid thinning the nail plate. For cosmetic purposes until the ridge
grows out, use ridge filler such as L'Oreal Forte Pastel.
Covered in thick socks and thrust into boots
is how most of us treat our feet in winter time. So give them a treat once in
a while with an olive oil and sea salt soak. Simply soak the feet in a large bowl
filled with warm water which has 1 tablespoon of sea salt and 1 tablespoon of
olive oil added. (You could add a few drops of essential oil for fragrance - try
lavender). Gently massage feet with salty granules to remove dead skin cells and
aid circulation. Cover feet with cotton socks whilst still oily and relax for
ten minutes, then rinse off with mild, soapy water and massage in some creamy
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