Tips for a clear face
1. Wash your face every morning and night. This seems pretty obvious, but some people only wash their face only at night or never wash it at all. The biggest step you can take for a clean face is to wash it often. Find a face soap that’s right for you, and use it.
2. Moisturize your face. I know I get lazy with this to, but it is important that you moisturize your face every morning with an SPF moisturizer. If you go outside without an SPF moisturizer on, you are risking getting skin cancer. It may not seem like much a threat now, but teenagers and adults die every day because of Melanoma, which is the deadliest form of skin cancer.
3. Exfoliate. You can buy special face washes that exfoliate your skin and use them two or three times a week. Or, you can go the cheaper route and use a washcloth and scrub your face nightly with it. I like the latter because it is cheaper and works just as well.
4. In the morning, use cold water and at night, use hot water. This is a trick I learned very recently, but it really does work. In the morning you should use cold water because it helps to wake you up when you’re most likely half asleep. At night, use warm water because it opens up your pores and helps get all of the makeup off of your face. If you take your showers at night, just wash your face in the shower because the water is already warm.
5. Use a spot treatment. If your skin is generally clear, but you get the occasional pimple, a spot treatment is perfect for you. Try to find a spot treatment that has benzoyl peroxide in it and that will clear up the pimple quickly.
6. Try a prescription medication. My acne was horrible, and after trying every over the counter acne medication known to man, I finally went to the dermatologist. She gave me a prescription cream called Ziana and that really helped me a lot. I put it on before I go to bed every night, and it really cleared up my acne. Now I only use it once every three nights to control it. If you feel like your acne is getting out of hand, go to your dermatologist, they should be able to give you something to help it.
These are six easy and simple ways to help keep your face pretty and clear. I hope that these tips helped!
For me, I cannot survive school without my purse. It has all of the things I need to get through the day. Here are some things that you should include in your purse to make your day a little less stressful:
1. A mirror brush: These are one of the best things to have in your purse. If tangles really annoy you like they annoy me, a brush is an essential. A mirror is also pretty handy. Remember, check yourself before you wreck yourself. Having one of these brushes because the casing around the mirror helps protect it from scratches and cracking.
2. Blotting papers: I have oily skin, and I hate the feeling of oil on my face. If you’re in the same situation, you might want to look into blotting papers. They get rid of the oil on your face without removing your makeup. You can find them at any drugstore for really cheap.
3. Wallet: Its good to keep your wallet with you with about 5 to 10 dollars so you can buy lunch or maybe something from your bookstore.
4. Hand sanitizer: trust me, you don’t want to be in a situation where you’re in desperate need of hand sanitizer, but there’s none anywhere to be found. Always keep one in your purse.
5. Chapstick: This is good for the winter because it helps protect your lips from getting dry and cracking.
6. Lipstick/Lip gloss: Its good to keep either lipstick or lip gloss in your purse at all times. Sometimes I don’t have time to put lipstick on in the morning or I forget to bring the color I put on, so its always good to have something handy if you’re really OCD about your lips.
7. Tic Tacs: Most schools don’t allow gum, and its so embarrassing to just get out of lunch and then having to work in groups or something and you know people can smell your horrible breath. So, always keep some tic tacs or lifesavers handy so that you’re not caught in that situation.
8. A book: I know you would usually keep your books in your backpack, but its good to keep one in your purse to so that if you’re not at school but you get really bored, you can just pull a book out and read.
9. Your calculator: I know this sounds really strange, but I hate keeping my calculator in my school bag. The calculators that we have to use are over $100 and I get so nervous that its going to break or get stolen if its in my backpack. I just feel a lot safer carrying it with me in my purse.
10. A pen: Its always good to have an extra pen or pencil in your purse just in case your forget your pencil case at home. Its also good in case you’re out shopping or something and you need to jot something down really quickly.
11. Nail filers: I know that if my nail chips or breaks in the middle of the day, it kills me until I get home and I can file my nails down. I always try to keep a nail file in my purse so that if something happens, I can just file it down real quick and be done with it.
Well, those are the main essentials that you should keep in your purse for school, or just anywhere in general. I hope this helped you!
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Maybelline One by One mascara review
For me, mascara is a really big deal. I love huge, dramatic eyelashes and fell naked if I’m not wearing any mascara. So, when I first heard about this product, I was really excited. I thought, “Finally! A cheaper alternative to all those expensive mascaras!” Well, of course, I allowed myself to be sucked in with false advertising. Maybelline claims that this product separates your lashes so that there are no clumps. Well, as you can see, there are most certainly clumps. Maybe it might not look like much to you, but I’ve never had a mascara clump as bad as this one, and I’ve used a wide range of mascaras. I’ve used this mascara for over a month and was less than satisfied with the results.
Aside from the fact that it doesn’t do what it says, its stinks. I know that mascara isn’t supposed to smell like roses and wild flowers, but every time I open the tube a strong stench hits my like a brick wall. I’ve used plenty of mascara in my life (Falsies by Maybelline, all of the Definicils by Lancome, Hypnose by Lancome, Lash Blast by Covergirl, and many others) and none have ever stunk as bad as this one.
So, as you have probably guessed by now, I really suggest that you stay away from this product. Usually Maybelline has amazing products, but One by One was a definite dud. So, until I find a cheaper alternative, I will stick with my Lancome mascaras.
Slytherin House Pride
In this look, I have incorporated greens and silvers (the house colors) as well as some blacks and gunpowder silvers because of Slytherin’s reputation for having evil wizards sorted into the house.
Apply a shimmery silver shadow to the inner half of your eye. Adding the silver to the inner half will brighten up your eye and make it appear bigger and more awake.
Apply a shimmery emerald green to the outer half of your eyelid. Make sure its emerald because its been said specifically that the colors are silver and emerald green. Blend the silver and the green with a blending brush so there are no harsh lines.
Apply a gunpowder silver into your crease. Then, apply a shimmery black to the outer half of the crease. This adds depth to your eye as well as smokiness and mystery. Use a dense brush for this.
Add the same silver that you used on your lid to the inner half of your lash line. Take the emerald green and add this to the outer half of your lash line. This really helps balance everything out so that the makeup doesn’t look so top heavy. Use a small pencil brush for this.
Add a very thin line of liquid liner and wing it out very slightly. This just completes the look and makes it look put together. Add a white eye shadow on your brow bone as a highlight. Curl your eyelashes and put on your blackest mascara. Add as many coats as you like; the more coats the more drama. Add a clear lip gloss, so that your lips don’t overpower your eyes. You want your eyes to be the center of attention.
Things you’ll need:
- Emerald, silver, gun powder, black, and white eyeshadow. All the colors I used were from BH Cosmetic’s 120 colors palette 1st edition, but you can use whatever you have.
- Clear lipgloss
- Black mascara
- Eyelash curler
- Liquid or gel eyeliner
- Pencil brush, flat brush, dense crease brush
There are endless possibilities on the types of hair you can do. You can keep it simple, or go all out. I’m going to share with you two very wearable hairstyles that can be for day and night.
The first way you can go is very Bellatrix Lestrange. Its super big and kind of crazy. Whenever I see this style, I think of Bellatrix’s big, teased up hair. This is very cute, but still give off that “I’m insane” vibe. For instructions on how to achieve this look, click this link: http://www.seventeen.com/beauty/hair-ideas/rumpled-side-pony-hair-idea
If you want to give off a more Draco Malfoy vibe, try a slicked back bun. Its similar to the hair that Draco had in the first movie (slicked back and shiny) but its a lot more glamorous. To achieve this look, all you have to do is pull your hair into a high or low TIGHT ponytail and secure it with a ponytail holder. Then you twist your hair into a bun and secure with bobby pins. After that add some hairspray to hold down any flyaways. *Then, you can add some hair shiner to make it super shiny!*
There you go! This is the perfect look to show off your Slytherin house pride! If you decide to try out this look, post the results and tell me to check it out! Leave in my ask what house you want me to do next! Revenclaw, Hufflepuff, or Griffendor!
Hey, guys, I know I haven’t been on this account in so long and I’m so sorry! But don’t worry, I’m going to make up for it by posting an amazing tutorial for you! Right after I post this, I’m going to start writing the tutorial.