By Gabriella Diesendorf
Nicole Kidman, Cate Blanchett, Portia de Rossi, Kylie Minogue and Elle Macpherson have something in common. They are all gorgeous and they all come from the Land Down Under. Australian women really have something about them and they really are stunningly beautiful. Therefore, if you are looking for some beauty tips, you should definitely try and learn some of the secrets and ideas from those ladies. Here are some of them, so pay attention and implement them in your beautifying routines.
This is a wonderful plant used by the Aboriginal women to moisturize their skin. This ancient recipe is not used simply to keep the skin from becoming dry, but also to fight off one of the biggest enemies of lovely skin – stretch marks. Since yarrow root has some anti-inflammatory properties, as well, it is used to treat those cracks in the skin that happen after pregnancy or some other type of sudden weight gain or weight loss.
“At 16, set your goals, turn your dreams into reality, you have your whole life ahead of you.” -Unknown
Here we are, in the second month of the year 2016, meaning you either stayed in the race with your goals or you completely gave up because something did not go exactly as planned. Much like the year you turned 16 years old, this year marks the beginning of the rest of your life. This year you’ve more than likely set goals for the amount of weight you want to lose, you’ve determine what foods you won’t eat, and you’ve told yourself that you’re leaving everything that wasn’t good for you last year behind. Granted we do this every year on January 1st and every year on our birthdays; however, by day 3 we have failed completely.
To be perfectly honest, I never thought I would join the ‘I have had a plastic surgery’ club; it was simply something I believed was ‘out of my league’. I believed the girls who do that are shallow and too vain, and refused to even think about a surgery until I was sixty. It happened that I had to reconsider all that because of my eyebrows. I never knew how important person’s eyebrows are until I started having difficulties with mine. They stood too low on my face and had made my life miserable for several years.
The makeup hell
Caring for your skin is not just a simple act of washing your face and massaging a crème in every once in a while. It isn’t about the most expensive cosmetics either. There is nothing static about it, really – every season is a new adventure that requires particular caring process.
It doesn’t really matter what the reason behind your skin routine is – whether you are looking to eliminate acne, simply update your look for the upcoming season, or treat and prevent signs of aging, it helps to have a step-by-step plan. Know that this process will take a lot of discipline and getting used to, but once it becomes a part of your daily/monthly/seasonal routine, you’ll be okay. Plus, your skin will thank you in the long run!
As I’m sure everyone knows in this day and age negative body outlooks are unfortunately a big part of today’s society. Everywhere you look in the media you see articles ranging from: how to obtain the “perfect” body to crazy fad diets that absolutely no one can possibly stick to for any length of time. So of course, it only seems natural that the majority of people are finding it hard to keep up with this day and age’s ideal body type. I myself struggled with anorexia for six years of my life and still to this day occasionally falter and succumb to wanting that Victoria’s Secret model body, however recently I’ve come across a new movement that is way more positive than “thinspiration” and that my friends is the movement of “Body Posi“.
Assuming you have been on Twitter within the past year, I’m going to guess that you have probably heard of the “BodyPosi” hashtag. But in case you haven’t let me give you the run down:
Today with everyone’s busy schedules I have noticed that it is getting harder and harder for us to take a breather and unwind, even harder yet to keep up with the ever changing beauty routines and detoxes to help our bodies (and skin!) not to take a hit from our stress and busy lifestyles. This being said if you are anything like me and love a good bath after a long day this article is definitely for you.
For the past couple weeks I have taken to researching the most beneficial baths that help de-stress, refresh, sooth, and keep skin glowing. Each of the 5 baths on this list have been tested by yours truly and I can tell you I am (my skin especially is) reaping the benefits of these DIY gems. Let’s take a look, shall we?
Epsom Salt Bath