Getting Your Glam On

I am a great believer in the adage that we are all beautiful in our own way. We all have our best features, and then the ones we would love to change if we had the chance. But even though we are all beautiful in our own way, it doesn’t mean that we can’t give Mother Nature a helping hand when it comes to looking our best. Sometimes that means faking it to enhance what we have already been given. Whether it be fake tan, fake lashes or lip plumping kits, we all have make up and beauty items that we turn to when it comes to getting our glam on. The rule with beauty is that as long as we are looking after our skin, we can wear whatever make up we like. A gentle skincare routine is also important.

What other beauty fixes can we use to give nature a helping hand?

Keep Your Skincare Organic

The general belief is that a skincare routine helps to keep your skin in tip top condition, but the reality is that some products actually cause more harm than good, with ingredients that contain parabans,  harmful ingredients and chemicals.

If your skin is suffering from your skincare, you should switch to an organic routine like the Amanda Jo Organic Bunny subscription box which curates some of the best organic beauty products around.

Fake that tan

I’ve written many posts about faking our tans and looked at the health implications that mean we now want to be sun kissed without the threat of skin cancers. But many of us do prefer the look of our skin when it is tanned, when we have a lovely, healthy glow that makes us look and feel better. St Tropez is one of the best brands around, but if you are on a budget I would definitely recommend St Moriz which is a stunning dupe brand with fabulous results. I often use their self tan mist, it is easy to apply and costs less than £5. (You can read some of my tips for applying fake tan here).

St. Moriz Professional Self Tan Mist Medium 150ml £3.99 Click to visit Boots

Fake those lashes

Long, thick, lustrous lashes are the dream of most of us. But, in reality, my own lashes are fairly thin, not as long as I would like them, and quite blond in appearance. And so, when it comes to a night out, I fake it. Eyelure are the queen of false eyelashes, with a range of styles that can either add to the thickness of your lashes, or give you a full on, swinging sixties, dollybird look. My current favourites are the ‘Cheryl Oh My Goddess’ set that are dark, featherlite and fluttery and give a real glamorous look.

Cheryl – Oh My Goddess £7.25

Fake those lips

We can’t all be blessed with bee stung lips or a perfect pout, but again, we can give nature a helping hand. Many lipglosses now contain ingredients that will plump your lips. Soap and Glory’s hilariously named Sexy Mother Pucker brand has a variety called Pillow Plump. This features LIPSWELL, a natural flower oil infusion and glassy-shine technology that will give you a pretty glorious pout.

Soap & Glory™ Sexy Mother Pucker™ Pillow Plump XXL

You are beautiful, but sometimes we just need to fake it!

Is Home Teeth Whitening a good idea?

One aspect of the beauty industry that keeps on growing is the teeth whitening market. There is more and more pressure these days to have a beautiful white smile to compliment your hair and outfit. Having white teeth is a sign of good health and is something we all want, and the best, professional teeth whitening is done by a professional dentist, although you can now buy home whitening kits too. If you choose to have your teeth whitened, either by a cosmetic dentist, or at home, make sure you seek advice from professtionals like https://www.vallancedentalcentre.com/ before you go ahead.

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Benefits of home teeth whitening

One of the obvious benefits of whitening at home is the convenience. A lot of people do not like visiting the dentist, so if there is a way to avoid this they will take it. Most effective products have been designed to be as simple to use as possible with simplicity being key.

Price, as mentioned above, is another key benefit. The best quality professional services will cost hundreds of pounds, whereas many home kits are far cheaper. Toothpick dentists suggest you will pay between £200 and £900 for professional treatment.

With the right product, you can actually strengthen tooth enamel. This is important for your overall dental care and provides an added benefit aside from the actual aesthetic considerations.

Types of home products

The cheapest and easiest product to use is whitening toothpaste. Almost every brand offers a whitening option, and you can simply replace your normal variety with the enhanced one. People tend to have mixed results with these products but they can be worth trying.

Whitening strips tend to be more effective, but require more time. Normally, you have a pack of strips for upper and lower teeth and leave them for between 5 and 45 minutes, depending on the product recommendations. These are not always advised as there is no professional supervision, and the trays can be poorly adapted to the teeth which can cause bleaching of the gums.

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Benefits of going pro

If you want to spend the money and need the quickest possible option, professional whitening is the way to go. As mentioned, some dentists provide kits that you use at home from a mould, but laser whitening is far quicker and you don’t have to mess around applying the gel each day.

Some home whitening options may not last quite as long and require more effort. Lifestyle will influence how long a professional treatment lasts, but it is estimated from a few months to 3 years.

While there are always small risks involved in any procedure, knowing a professional dentist is present will always give you peace of mind and assurance that everything is being done correctly.

Overall, home teeth whitening provides a cheaper alternative, but you sacrifice some of the convenience of going to a professional. As long as we spend so much time drinking coffee, tea and red wine though, there will always be a demand for anything that can help us look our best.

Female Beauty and Dental Health

Looking and feeling beautiful are key ingredients for a fulfilling life. Taking care of your appearance and health will enable you to stay younger for longer. Not to mention that it will give you more confidence as you deal with the ups and downs in your life. This is especially if you’re looking to enhance your smile; simply check out this Cosmetic dentist in Temple Terrace for treatment options. A few simple tips can go a long way towards ensuring that you always make the right impression. 

The lips are a conspicuous a part of the face that many people neglect. These are among the first physical features that other people notice along with your teeth. Drinking enough water ensures that you remain hydrated throughout the day. Hydration prevents dry lips and the amount of water you drink will be influenced by aspects such as your lifestyle.

Another way you can enhance your lips is through lip blushing, which is a service offered by Bella Medspa. Lip Blushing is a form of semi-permanent cosmetic tattoo that enhances the lips natural tint and shape, giving them a boost and a glossy touch. It enhances your lips but still leaves them looking natural. Your lips will look natural, but naturally good and fuller.

 

Moisturize

Saliva is not nature’s lip balm and constantly licking the lips can strip away their natural oils. Without these oils, your lips will lack moisture and eventually dry up. Dry or chapped lips require extra moisture that can be derived from a quality lip balm that contains natural, nourishing and gentle ingredients. You can exfoliate your lips gently to get rid of dead skin.

Avoid Smoking

Smoking causes the lips to shrivel up, darken and wrinkle. Quitting is the best solution but if you are unable to quit, make sure that you keep your lips moisturized by using natural oils such as almond oil to keep them supple.

Lipstick and Gloss

Use your favorite shade of lipstick or gloss to brighten up your lips. Choose colors that work well with your complexion or skin tone. If you want your lips to appear thicker, use lighter shades. For the illusion of thinner lips, dark shades are a good option. Use a matching lip liner to complete the look. Read about family dentistry Aurora Co services here.

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Oral Hygiene

Good oral hygiene will keep your teeth looking healthy and help you prevent painful dental problems. Knowing how to take good care of your mouth and using the right techniques will make your teeth stronger and healthier. Brushing your teeth daily is essential for avoiding dental problems.  View yelp page here.

Healthy Mouth

Dentistry helps you to enhance your smile and improve the appearance of your teeth. Clean teeth and gums create a great smile while boosting your confidence. Including various steps in your daily oral care routine will ensure that you maintain a healthy mouth.

Take care of your teeth and ask your dentist for guidance regarding your oral health and any dental problems you may have. Choose a dentist that you are comfortable with. You can get recommendations from friends and family as well as online reviews.