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5 make up tricks nobody told you about

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Good news! You do not have to be a professional makeup artist in order to have a flawless face with perfect makeup! All you need is some basic knowledge and extra tips and tricks. Moreover, you do not have to spend hours doing your morning makeup routine. In fact, once we tell you about the makeup tricks nobody told you about, you will see how makeup can accentuate your features, and how fun it can be!

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Keep a plastic spoon near you

Yes! A plastic spoon! If you are one of the ladies who are not good in applying mascara, put a plastic spoon under your bottom lash line, and this is how you will not smudge your under eyes, ruining the concealer you have already applied.

Do not blush your face before knowing its type

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Blush is a great tool that accentuates your cheek bones and contours your face. In order to have the perfect blush application, get to know your face shape for better results.

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Scotch tape is a must

You see all the “cat eyes” eyeliner applications, and you have no idea how to do it! Put a piece of scotch tape on the side of your eyes, with an inclination that depends on how high you want your eyeliner to be. This way, you will have a perfect look with a better eye definition.

Eye Highlights trick

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Where you apply eye highlights has a big effect on how gorgeous your eyes will look. In fact, eye highlights should only be applied on your eye corner, under your brow bone, and on the middle of your eye crease.

Carmencitta Magazine - Make up tricks 6Use eye drops

Not for your eyes, but for the dry mascara. In fact, a dry mascara can cause lumps on your lashes, which is not a good thing. Eye drops help softening your mascara making it look like a new one!

 

Tips For a Healthy Skin

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Both women and men, want to have a skin that is acne free, glowing, and healthy. However, we all seem to neglect taking care of our skin due to the lack of time, money, and skin experts we can trust. Even though we need experts from time to time, but there are some basic things we can do in order to have a healthy skin and keep it that way.

In order to delay the aging process and prevent some serious skin problems, there are some tips that can benefit you. In the following, we will be telling you the most important ones.

Do not expose your skin to the sun for a long period of time

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In fact, the sun is known to be one of the main reasons why your skin gets full of wrinkles, spots, and infection. Staying away from it can help your skin rejuvenate. In addition, using sunscreen should be an essential part of your day because it has elements that keep the bad effect of the sun away.

Quit the smoking

Carmencitta Magazine - Tips For a Healthy Skin 3When you smoke, the blood vessels of your skin become narrower, which leads to the blood flow to decrease. This thing is the reason why smokers have wrinkles at young ages. In addition, Smoking has a bad effect on collagen and elastin; the fibers that give your skin strength and elasticity.

Water is the life to your skin

Carmencitta Magazine - Tips For a Healthy Skin 4Try, a much as you can, to increase your daily water intake. It is proven that, drinking water can be beneficial to your whole body, especially the skin. Moreover, our skin can sometimes become dehydrated due to high temperature, this is why water should be consumed on a regular basis to prevent bad looking skin.

Follow a healthy diet

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What goes in your mouth gets out on your skin. In fact, if you want your skin to look healthy, you should avoid eating fried food, junk food, and everything that is considered to be bad for your skin. Try to follow a healthy diet and add vitamin E to it.

 

Gel Manicures; what you need to know

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There is nothing worse than when you are about to leave a nail salon, and you get a dent on your nail when you are reaching for your wallet to pay the fees.

Nail dents are one of the reasons why most women are getting gel manicures;

they dry fast, leave no dents, and last for a long time (about 2 to 3 weeks). At first, we are all devoted followers for this trend. However, when we learn more about it, we might want to think about cutting off our use for gel manicure. Here is what you need to know about them:

Carmencitta Magazine - Gel Manicures 2They weaken your nails

Manicures, whether gel or regular, can weaken your nails. In fact, regular visits to nail salons can dehydrate your nails, kill your cuticles, and weaken your nail beds. This is why, nail experts say that you need to leave your nails with nothing but dehydration, so that they can breathe and let the oxygen come in. this process will help them rejuvenate.

Picking at the gel manicures will do nothing but harm your nails

Carmencitta-Magazine-Gel-Manicures-3.When the gel begins to lift, you might get the urge to remove it. In fact, when you remove them, you might be causing water to come in, which can cause bacteria to accumulate, and most of them times, fungus to appear. In addition, most women do not know that when you remove the gel, you are removing a layer of your nail, which is the number 1 cause of nail weakening.

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Gel’s soaking-off process is the most harmful

When you manicure starts to fade, you will need to visit the salon for another gel appointment. Over there, they will take off the gel and apply new ones. In fact, the method they use to take it off is the most harmful since soaking you nails in acetone for more than 15 minutes is toxic.

 

Hair Oils And Their Benefits

The best feature in a woman is definitely her hair. Most women go from hairdresser to another trying to get the perfect healthy hair, forgetting that they can do it at home using nature’s products instead of harsh chemicals that do nothing to their hair except for damaging it. Here, our readers, is a list of oils that are hair appropriate, natural, and greatly beneficial to your hair.

Coconut Oil

Carmencitta-Magazine-Hair-oil-1.Coconut oil is not only great for tanning, it is also great for your hair. In fact, vitamin E is the most present beneficial factor In coconut oil, in addition to many other nutrients. Moreover, hair can absorb almost every nutrient that is put on it. After putting it on your hair, the result will be hair that is obviously thicker, shines better, healthier and has stronger roots.

Argan Oil

Carmencitta Magazine - Hair oil2This one is considered the most expensive when it comes to hair products. However, ask anyone who uses it, and they will tell you that buying it is worth every single penny. In the matter of fact, argan oil has lots of vitamin E, Omega 3 and 9 fatty acids, and antioxidants in it. All of the mentioned nutrients are great for damaged and extremely dry hair.

Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

Carmencitta Magazine - Hair oilve oil 3No, this is not only used for cooking and salads. In fact, this is the most beneficial oil for your hair. By using extra virgin olive oil, you will witness a stronger, hydrated hair, in addition to faster growth and less thinning.

Carmencitta Magazine - Hair oil 5How To Use Them

When it comes to masking your hair with oil masks, this is not a once in a life or in a month thing. Some people sleep while putting these masks. However, we advise you to choose one, stick to it, and sink your hair in two to three times a week, for 1 to 2 hours before your shower.

Get Nail Polish To Stay

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You are frustrated, you see your friends, using the same nail polish products and techniques as you do, but their nail polish stays for days and yours only for hours. Your nails look like you were in a fight with them, but you friends’ nails look perfect and untouched. Well, all of this depends on the type of your nails. However, there are many factors that cause this problem, as well as multiple solutions and hacks. Keep on reading as we guide you through them.

The factors

Multiple factors contribute to the fact that your nail polish does not last. The quality of the nail polish might not be good; a good product along with a good nail polish application are the key! In addition, there are some people who naturally have thin nails, while others have strong nails. In conclusion, it all depends on your nail type, the product, and how it is applied.

The perfect Nail Polish Technique

Carmencitta Magazine - Gel nail polish 2Cleanliness is the key

First thing you need to do is make them clean before you apply anything. Clean previous nail polish residue with an acetone that contains oils so that nothing will remain of them.

Remove stains

Sometimes, due to coffee and smoking, stains may appear on the nail. Soak a cotton swab in water and bleach, and rub it on the stain. This will surely remove them and make your nails clean.

Carmencitta Magazine - Gel nail polish 3Get the perfect base coat for your nails

Try as much as you can to find a base coat that feels sticky; this will act as a double phased duct tape that will make your nail polish stick on it.

Apply two coats of polish

In order to perfectly cover your nails.

Carmencitta Magazine - Gel nail polish 4Don’t shake

Instead of shaking it, roll the nail polish bottle between the palms of your hand, as shaking it might cause air bubbles to form which will make the polish peel.

Be patient

This might take a little while to dry; wait for it, and try not to use your hands for 30 mins.

 

Silky hair using 1 ingredient only

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Too much dye, and excessive sun exposure, can lead your hair to become stiff and dry. Moreover, women go from one hairdresser to another trying to find the perfect mask for their hair so that it becomes silky and shiny, throwing away hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars with no good results. We have good news for you! There is one ingredient, found in every kitchen, that can have the same effect on your hair as the masks that you find when you go to the hair salon; and that ingredient is vinegar.

Benefits of vinegar on your hair

Carmencitta-MAgazine-Silky-hair-using-1-ingredient-only-2It was discovered, hundred years ago, that vinegar can make your hair look shiny and silky. Moreover, it makes your hair cuticles smooth, as well as it cleans the buildups on your hair. In order to get the best results, a special mixture should be applied to your hair after shower.

How to make a simple vinegar rinse

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Mix Vinegar with water

All you have to do is mix an amount of vinegar with the same amount of water. In fact, you can use either white or apple cider vinegar. In addition, you can add an extra table spoon of vinegar if you have oily hair.

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Wash your hair as you normally do

Use the same shampoo you did before, and wash it as you routinely do. Moreover, try to use cold water because it helps making your hair shine.

Do not use a conditioner

In fact, the mix will be enough for your hair to be shiny and silky; you can skip the conditioner!!

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Put the mixture on your hair

After you are done, pour the mixture on your scalp and try to massage it while making the whole mixture flow on your hair.

Wait 10 minutes

Wait for 10 minutes before you re wash your hair and blow dry it.

Repeat this twice or three times a week.

 

Steps to bigger lips

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Nowadays, with Botox and lip fillers trending, women are becoming more and more into the trend of having fuller lips. However, there are some of us who do not want to become obsessed with Botox, or do not have the money to visit a beautician every month in order to fill their lips up. In fact, there are some ways that you can use in order to have big lips for a few hours. Keep on reading so we can guide you through the steps if you want to have bigger lips.

Carmencitta Magazine - Steps to bigger lips 2Get Rid of Off Flakes

Flaky, scaly lips look smaller and duller because they reflect less light. This is why, there is an instant way to make your lips look a bit bigger and larger by scrub them every day with a toothbrush that you use only on your lips. Moreover, doing this, will boost circulation and promote a more pinkish looking lips if you are one of the women who do not use lipstick.

Carmencitta Magazine - Steps to bigger lips 3Use A Nude Lip Liner

A proven way to make your lips bigger, is by lining them with a nude lip liner before you apply your lipstick. Moreover, you should try to apply the lip liner just above the upper and the lower lip lines. This way, not only you will create a beautiful base, but you will make them look bigger.

Contouring and Highlighting

This is a trick that plays with the shadow of your face in order to create the angles you want. In order to use it on your mouth, put a bit of bronzer under your lower lip, and a bit of highlighter on the tip of your upper lip.

 Carmencitta Magazine - Steps to bigger lips 4Layer the Lipstick

A good trick to make your lips bigger is by layering your lipstick. All you have to do is apply a darker color on the outer space of your mouth, and a lighter color on the inner part.

Stop Yourself from Being Bulimic

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Bulimia occurs when an individual starts binge eating and after that, throws up everything that he or she had already eaten. In fact, this act can become an obsession, as well as an addiction. Moreover, about 40% of people are dealing with bulimia. It may seem very tempting, eating 2 burgers, a lot of chocolate, and some chips, and then throwing up so that you do not gain weight. However, many people fail to realize, that being bulimic will eventually lead to weight gain rather than weight loss. Here is how to stop yourself from being bulimic.

Carmencitta-Magazine-Stop-Yourself-from-Being-Bulimic-2jpg-2Lay the fork down while eating

After every single bite, lay down your fork, and bite your food very well. In fact, the more a person holds the fork, the more he or she will be tempted to scoop the food up and into their mouth. This means keep the fork on the plate during chewing, and not pick it up till the food is well chewed and swallowed.

Carmencitta Magazine - Stop Yourself from Being Bulimic 3jpgChew each bite of your food longer.

While you are eating, enjoy every bite, and chew it completely. What can help you is focusing on the pleasure of the food, its aroma, taste as well as texture. In fact, your body needs a couple of hours to send your brain a message that it is full. This is why, chew each bite of your food longer.

Drink a lot of water, or other refreshing drink during your meal.

Carmencitta Magazine - Stop Yourself from Being Bulimic4jpgTake a sip of your drink often between each bite. This habit will fill you up faster, and slow down your eating process. Moreover, if water is just too plain for you, you can flavor it with some lemon juice in order to make it more palatable, or you can go with a calorie free drink that will have the same effect that water has. It works every time!

How to Whiten Your Nails

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Stained nails are a problem that most women nowadays suffer from. The reasons you have stained nails might be anything; smoking, excessive nails polish usage, and much more. Moreover, this problem can be embarrassing and disgusting to look at, and hiding it with nail polish will only make it worse. In fact, you should stop panicking because we have found some ways you can use at home in order to whiten your nails. Read this article if you want to know what these ways are.

Carmencitta Magazine - How to Whiten Your Nails 1Soak your nails in denture cleaner.

Denture cleaners contain multiple active ingredients that can act as whiteners for your nails. Moreover, each cleanse has a different ingredient, but they all have the same effect; taking off stains from stubborn surfaces (such as your nails). All you have to do is dissolve a tablet in a bowl of war water, wait so that the tablet is completely dissolved, and soak your nails for 5 minutes. When you’re done, rinse lightly in warm and clean water, then pat dry.

Use nail polish remover.

 Carmencitta Magazine - How to Whiten Your Nails 2This depends on the reason why your nails are stained. In fact, if you got stained nails after you used a dark nail polish, you will able to get rid of some of them only by reapplying more nail polish remover.

The steps are easy: soak a cotton ball in your nail polish remover, after that, gently scrub the stained parts of your nail with the cotton. After just a few seconds, you will notice a big difference. However, if the nail polish remover did not do the work, it means that the stains need another solution for them to disappear.

Carmencitta Magazine - How to Whiten Your Nails 3Baking soda paste.

 Baking soda is a strong cleaning agent that can assist in whitening everything. In order to get the stains off, mix it with a little bit of hydrogen peroxide. After that, apply the paste on your nails for three minutes, and here you go!

 

Skin Problems: Dry Skin

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Skin types vary from extremely oily, to extremely dry. Whatever in between (partly oily, partly dry…), either belong to the first type or to the second one. We have already discussed the oily skin problem and solutions, this is why, we are going to talk about the dry skin, its problem, and its solutions.

 In fact, dry skin is when your body and face start feeling itchy and flaky. While famous hydrating creams commercials promise you the perfect skin, you probably had the thought of: why should I rub my body with some aesthetic products and ruin it more than it’s already ruined? This is the reason why we have gathered for you today some DIY tricks to keep your skin hydrated and healthy.

Carmencitta Magazine - Skin Problems Dry Skin 2Hot Showers Should Be Skipped

Nothing feels better than having a long hot shower. However, hot water is one of the main factors that cause skin dryness. Moreover, taking lukewarm showers is better for your skin. In addition, when using soap, find one that is chemicals free.

Exfoliate before you hydrate

Carmencitta Magazine - Skin Problems Dry Skin 3Invest your money on a jar of salt or sugar scrub. These are one of the best exfoliation products that help you get rid of the dry and itchy skin on the surface, and have a smooth skin. After that, use a well-known hydrating cream to help keep the moisture trapped in your skin.

Honey and olive oil

Carmencitta Magazine - Skin Problems Dry Skin 4.This is the perfect mix for an itchy dry spot. Mix one tablespoon of honey with one tablespoon of olive oil, add a squeeze of lemon juice, and here you go! Apply the mix on the dry spot and let it sit for 20 minutes, then take it off with a warm towel.

Drink lots of water

Carmencitta Magazine - Skin Problems Dry Skin 5.Water is a crucial factor in order to survive. However, it does not only benefit the body, it benefits the skin as well. You should try your best to drink the amount of 8 cups of water per day.

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