Yellow Nails: Get Rid Of Them

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Yellow Nails are something that happens with both men and women, but with women mostly. The reason behind this embarrassing situation, is mostly nail polish. Moreover, when it comes to women who did not get yellow nails yet, they can prevent it by simply applying a base transparent nail polish coat before applying their favorite colored nail polish.

However, some women have already got into the dilemma of yellow nails, and do not know how to get rid of them. In fact, there are some home remedies that can lessen the yellowness or take it off completely.



Due to the substances found in lemon, it has become a natural bleaching product. All you have to do is fill half of a container with lemon juice, soak your fingers for 10 to 15 minutes, and with a toothbrush scrub off the yellowness. After you are done, rinse with lukewarm water and moisturize.


Baking Soda

This is a natural bleacher and exfoliator. Just mix two and a half tablespoons of baking soda with one tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide. After that, with a cotton apply the mixture on your nails and let it stay for 4 minutes, finally rinse with lukewarm water.


Just as it can whiten your teeth, toothpaste can whiten your nails. Apply a coat on your nails, leave it for 10 minutes, next, take it off with cotton swabs soaked in lukewarm water.



Apple Cider Vinegar

The acid present in vinegar can help reduce the yellowness of your nails. All you have to do is mix a quantity of vinegar with the same quantity of lukewarm water, soak your nails for 20 minutes, and dry with a soft towel.


N.B.: it is worth to mention that doing the previously mentioned solutions for one time only, will not give you any benefits. You should do one of them two to three times a week until you get the desired results.

Get Your Ideal Eyebrows

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Your eyebrows are one of the most defining, and can have a lot of influence on your overall look. Unexpectedly 50% of women don’t know how to tame, groom or flatter their brows. Using some basic makeup techniques, you can follow these steps about filling in your eyebrows to have the ideal look.

Prepping your eyebrows

Carmencitta-Magazine-Ideal-Eyebrows-11- Remove stray hairs.

Tweeze stray hairs above and below your natural eyebrow, including any hairs in between your two brows.

2- Trim the excess hair.

Women have to trim the hairs by placing small eyebrow scissors horizontally above your brow, and carefully cutting the hairs that reach beyond the top of your brow line.

armencitta-Magazine-Ideal-Eyebrows23- Underline underneath your brow.

Start by using soft strokes to underline your brow. Then, use a lighter shade for underlining and filling in.

Shaping your eyebrows

1- Measure your inner brow.

Place your eyebrow brush vertically on your nose. Moreover, keep in mind that everyone’s face shape is different along with the positioning of their eyes.

Carmencitta-Magazine-Ideal-Eyebrows32- Mark your starting point.

Make a light mark with some eyeliner to keep track of the place where your hair should start. Then remove any hair before that mark.

3- Find the end of your brow.

Place your eyebrow brush on a diagonal starting from the outside corner of your nostril, extending to the outside crease of your eye.

Filling in your eyebrows

1- Consider your skin tone.

Your skin tone should influence the color you use to fill in your brows.

2- Start filling in your brow using a powder.

Touch your brush in the brow powder. Then, tap off some excess powder on the side of the powder container, and start to lightly outline the top and bottom edges of your brow.


3- Outline the rest of your brow.

Focus on adding powder and creating volume on the outside edge of your brow rather than layering powder in the middle area of your brow.

4- Brush out the color.

Spread the colored powder by a small brush. This can help make your brow look less harsh and naturally defined.

5- Set your brows.

Use a clear brow setting formula to keep all your hairs and color in place.

Have a healthy lifestyle with these tips


Healthy living is when a person ditches all the unhealthy habits and routine that he or she already has, and decides to start having a healthy lifestyle. Are you one of those people? In fact, healthy living is a long-term commitment, and needs a lot of work from your part. However, there are steps you can take right now that will make today healthier than yesterday and pave the way for healthy living future.

Carmencitta-Magazine-healthy-lifestyle2Make appointments with your doctors

The first thing you need to do is catch up on your routine screening and immunizations. After that, once the doctor is looking at the results, take the opportunity to ask him or her any questions you might have. Moreover, being afraid of asking questions will eventually lead you to an unhealthy lifestyle.

Carmencitta-Magazine-healthy-lifestyle3-1.jAssess your activity


Before doing anything, you need to ask yourself the following questions:  How much physical activity do I get in a typical week? How intense is that activity? How much variety do I get in your activity, and how much do I enjoy it? In fact, adults should get at least two and a half hours per week of moderate-intensity aerobic activity or one hour and 15 minutes per week of vigorous-intensity aerobic activity, in addition to muscle-strengthening activities at least two days per week.

Carmencitta-Magazine-healthy-lifestyle4Keep a food diary

 This is the best tip ever! Not only it will help you eat less, but it will contribute to keeping your ideal weight as well as losing weight if that is he desired thing. All you need to do is write down everything you eat for a day, and make sure that you do not forget the items that you are embarrassed to admit. “The idea is to write it down … without judgment,” says Kathianne Sellers Williams, MEd, RD, LD, a nutritionist, wellness coach, and personal trainer with Cafe Physique in Atlanta. “You can’t change what you’re not aware of or don’t acknowledge.”

Temporary Dyes Usage Guide

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Us women, like to always change in our look. In fact, hair is the most changeable thing due to its ease. This is why, we sometimes cut it, and other times dye it. Temporary dyes are a truly lifesaving invention, they help you have the color you want without damaging your hair. This is an informative article about temporary hair dyes. How to use them, what is their concept, and many more things.

How they work

Carmencitta magazine - Temporary Dyes Usage Guide 2Temporary hair dyes are known to be a semi-permanent color. Which means, it only lays on your hair on the outside without getting inside of it. Moreover, no chemicals are used in this type of dyes which makes it the less harming type and the simplest way of coloring your hair. However, you should always consider the color blending. For example, red temporary dye will look red on white hair, but orange on yellow or blonde hair.

Maintenance Method

Carmencitta magazine - Temporary Dyes Usage Guide 3Due to the fact that this dye does not penetrate inside the hair, the color could fade fast and easy. As a result, if you want to maintain it, you should frequently use temporary dyes, and keep yourself form always washing your hair. Moreover, invest your money on some good quality dry shampoos to keep the hair from becoming oily. In addition, hot styling tools are a second reason why your temporary dye does not last for a long time.

Can you dye your hair at home?

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This only depends on you. If this is the first time you use temporary dye, and you feel nervous about it, go to a hair salon and try to learn how the hairdresser is applying it on your hair for next time. However, if you are willing to take the risk, try to go wild and use it crazily on your hair.

How To Deal With Your Skin Dryness

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Dry skin is an uncomfortable condition marked by scaling, itching, and cracking. Some people have naturally dry skin but it comes more serious when it occurs for other reasons. There many ways to get rid of dryness such as following special diet.

Causes Dry Skin

Dry skin causes can be classified as external and internal. External factors include cold temperatures and low humidity. Over-washing with harsh soaps, overuse of sanitizes and cleaning agents are more reasons for dry skin. Internal factors include health, age, genetics, family history and some medical conditions.

Using creams, moisturizers and other ways are good. But the best way that you cannot neglect is some kinds of food you need to add to your diet to improve your dry skin from the inside out.

The key to healing your dry skin is to increase the amount of healthy fats and oils that exists heavily in Avocados , olive oil and Coconut Oil to your diet.


Foods that are high in omega-3 fatty acids include fatty fish like salmon, mackerel, anchovies, and sardines reduce inflammation in the body. Also they can reduce the inflammation and redness in your skin. Vegetarians can find Omega-3s in flaxseed and walnut.

Instead of buying expensive probiotics, try making your own version. You can eat an assortment of crunchy veggies and serve it as a small side-salad.

Vitamin C

Carmencitta MAgazine Skin Dryness 2Vitamin C is a super antioxidant. Also it is necessary for the function of the enzyme that causes collagen to form. Furthermore, collagen acts as a sponge for moisture and strengthens the capillaries that supply the skin. The best sources are blackcurrants, blueberries, broccoli, kiwi, oranges, papaya, strawberries, guava, cucumbers and sweet potatoes.

Carmencitta MAgazine Skin Dryness 3You have to drink enough water from 2 – 4 letters a day. You can also boost your skin’s hydration with herbs by drinking caffeine-free herbal infusions.

Vitamin E

Vitamin E protects skin from cell damage and supports healthy skin growth. Foods such almonds, hazelnuts, pine nuts and sunflower and corn oils are rich of vitamin E.


Nails: Ways to strengthen them

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Splitting, breaking, peeling. These are three of the most nail problems that women face. In fact, us women, always aim for a perfect set so we can apply the perfect nail polish with the design we saw over social media. However, our weak nails are always standing in the way. In fact, there are ways you can follow in order to naturally strengthen your nails.

Lessen Water Exposure


Keeping your hands for a long time in water can make them softer and prone to breaking and peeling. For this reason, put on gloves when you are washing dishes, and try to put them out of water when you are planning to soak for a prolonged period of time on the bathtub.

Carmencitta Magazine - Nails Ways to strengthen them 4Keep yourself hydrated

Apart from being a good thing for your skin, water is too essential to keep your fingernails strong. Drink a lot of water in order to keep your body hydrated and your nails hard. In addition, a healthy diet that contains proteins is a good way to harden them.

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Keep them short

If you are having a problem with weak nails, try to keep them short and cutting them, while you work on making them become stronger. In fact, shorter nails are less prone to breaking because there is less exposure to water and hard surfaces.

Moisturize your cuticles

Instead of spending so much time cutting your cuticles, invest your money on oils and crèmes that are made especially for dry cuticles. In fact, keeping your cuticles dry, can lead to nail peeling and breaking.

Carmencitta Magazine - Nails Ways to strengthen them 5Make a nail soak at home

Coconut oil, argon oil, vitamin E oil, tee tree oil, and castor oil, are a great way to help your nails become stronger. Just put a little amount in a bowl and soak each hand for 10 minutes.

Tips For Applying Lipstick


Applying Lipstick seems easy enough that’s right, but do you want to know how to apply lipstick in flawless way? Take a look on these 7 tips to make your lips seemingly perfect. Then let your lips to all the talking!

Carmencitta-MAgazine-tips-to-apply-lipstick2.1- Prime And Preparation

Gently exfoliate your lips with a damp cloth. Then apply some lip balm. Take a good care of your lips, not just for superficial reasons but so they feel good too!

2- Pick A Tube


The next tip on applying lipstick is actually to pick a good lipstick. The look of matte lipsticks might be preferred, but it won’t always look all that great on you. Furthermore, glosses are hated by most women but they actually make you look quite fetching. Also, each lipstick formula has its pros and cons like mattes being long lasting but on the dry side and creamy ones can feel nice on but you might need to reapply often.

3- Get In Line


 Some say it can make you look older while others will say it’s a must to define your lips. Regardless of which lip liner school of thought you follow, applying lip liner can help it last longer!

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4- Color Inside The Lines


Using a lipstick brush can help you achieve a flawless application and it also helps lipstick to last longer.

5- Be A Blotter

After you apply your lipstick, take a tissue and press it over your lips.

6- Light Up Your Lips


Apply a highlighter or even a creamy concealer or white pencil liner to add some brightness and definition to your face and lips.

7- Avoid Kissing!


Avoid smooching or rubbing your lips together after you apply lipstick.

Lipstick application can be tricky at times because if you do it in a rush you can easily get in on your chin, teeth or some other place lipstick clearly doesn’t belong.

Effects of running on your Health

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We have all heard it; “exercise is medicine”. Well, this is the truth. In fact, scientific evidences prove that exercising for 30 minutes every day, running especially, has a huge benefit on your health, more than any pill of medicine can offer you. Moreover, running prevents obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, some cancers, and a lot of other unpleasant conditions. Moreover, running for 30 minutes, 5 days a week, can improve the quality of your mental and emotional life, in addition to adding years to your life.

Running makes you happier.


It does not matter if you are happy or sad at a given moment, exercise will turn your happiness into more happiness, and your sadness into more sadness. In fact, the feeling of happiness while running comes because of hormones known as endocannabinoids. Moreover, scientists have discovered that exercising for 30 minutes will instantly lift up the mood of someone suffering from depression.

Carmencitta-Magazine-effects-of-running-on-your-health-2Running helps you get fit.

Have you heard about “afterburn”? This is a study that proved that your body will not just burn fat while you are exercising, but will also keep on burning after you stop. Making you lose more and more calories in the process. In fact, for the afterburn to start working, you need to be at a bit faster than your regular walking pace, and a bit slower than your regular running pace.

Running strengthens your knees, your other joints, and your bones.

We have all heard people telling us that running is bad for our knees. However, science proved the total opposite! In fact, research has shown that when you run daily, you will have stronger and healthier knees. Moreover, in addition to giving you healthier and stringer knees, you will also have better joints, and pain free bones.


A Messy Bun in 3 steps

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Ironically, when it comes to beauty, the most undone looks usually require the most effort. Moreover, every girl struggles in order to master the perfect “I-woke up like this” messy bun. In fact, it requires a massive amount of effort, as well as a big amount of time. Usually it’s either too messy or deflated, too ballerina-tight, or just wrong all together. This is why, we have consulted our hair experts and came up with a perfect way to have a messy bun with only 3 steps.

Carmencitta-Magazine-Messy-bun-2.Step 1: create an effortless ponytail


 When your hair is completely dry, pull it into a loose ponytail. The ponytail can be as high or as low as you would like it to be. Make sure that you do not use a comb, and don’t worry about the strands being perfectly slicked back, because the look is meant to be effortless.

Step 2: tease, tease, and tease

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Once the ponytail is done, separate the hair in it into two or three sections and start teasing. In fact, teasing is the key step that will totally change your bun game. Moreover, teasing gives you the volume as well as the messy texture you need in order to pull off the look that keeps your bun from entering ballerina territory.

Step 3: the wrapping part


 Separate your teased hair into two sections and start wrapping the hair in two opposite directions, as you would when you are creating a topknot. However, instead of pinning your hair neatly in, secure it with a bobby pin that is about an inch from the bottom of your strands, and leave the ends to fray around your bun, which will create a messy effect. If you feel like the body of your bun is too tight, gently pull it apart with your hands or the end of a comb. We also like to pull a few rogue pieces out around the face.


Get Rid Of Sun Spots and Freckles


2018It’s summer, and you are back from a vacation at the beach. You used sunscreen regularly but your skin seems to be tired and full of spots and freckles. Do not worry, as we found for you ways to get rid of those nasty spots.

Do something, quickly!



Our skin cells have memory. This is why, the longer you sit without doing anything to deal with the spots, the more they will stay on your skin, and the harder it will be for you to get rid of them. Visit a skin specialist and ask for a solution.

Cut down on home remedies

You may find it hard to believe, but continuous of facial scrubs and home micro needling may cause the skin cells to take more time before they disappear. Put all those remedies on hold so that you can prevent skin inflammation or any bad side effects.

Keep your skin cooled


Avoid, as much as you can, overheating your skin. We suggest that you stay away from any outdoor activities, any long stays in the sun, in addition to saunas and hot steam showers. Moreover, doing that, will prevent the raise of the internal temperature of your skin. However, if you do all that, and your skin still turns red, use a gel based face mask because it helps cooling down your skin temperature.

Always use sunscreen


Even if you don’t plan on going out, a sunscreen helps preventing skin inflammation and keeping your skin at its supposed to be temperature. Furthermore, using vitamin C based capsules or gel may help you get rid of the redness of the skin. In addition, vitamin A helps the acceleration of the skin renovation process and helps your skin bring out evenly pigmented cells to the surface.

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