Sunday, July 12, 2015

Beauty Squared Round-Up for July 12, 2015

Hello and a happy Sunday to you!

There's a lot of links to share with you today. Are you ready?

  • Are you feeling the heat this summer? Did you know you can put some of your beauty products in the refrigerator to give them added cooling effects, and longevity, among other things.
  • How to detox (and depuff) after an indulgent period of time (IE. the summer party). These are specific to warm weather, but many can be used all year to help get yourself back in order after too much booze, too much salt, too little sleep, etc.
  • How young is too young for kids to wear makeup?
  • This is a classic trick to avoid getting lipstick (or lip lacquer, or lipgloss, or lip tars, etc) on your teeth. It involves your finger.
  • Speaking of classic beauty tricks (or maybe not so classic), a reporter used a bunch of vintage beauty treatments and tricks for a week. See what happened in a week of using beets and rose petals as blush and lipstick, a raw turnip to reduce freckles, egg whites as hair spray, and homemade cold cream.
  • Bold eyeshadow is in fashion. Think colourful and on the sheer/metallic side.
  • How to make any lipstick into a matte lipstick.
  • New manicure trend: sheer nail polish!
  • If you've ever grown out a hair cut or bangs, you know that this can be a very awkward stage. A very simple way of feeling cute and hiding some of your hair's awkwardness is by throwing on a hat. And in summer, it can protect your scalp, hair and face from sun damage too!
  • Air drying your hair is great in the summer when blasting yourself with hot air from a hair dryer is the last thing you want to do when it's 30 degrees outside. But, air drying can mean frizz and limpness. Here's a tutorial that takes air drying from blah to gorgeous. (I'm going to try it today!)
  • Colourful hair is in style right now - think bold tones of pink, blue, purple and combinations - but it can be challenging if you have dark hair, and a deep skin tone. If this is you, here are some tips and inspiration for going colourful.
  • A photographic series by Icelandic photographer Sigga Ella highlights the beauty of women with alopecia, an autoimmue disorder which causes hair loss, as well as the stigma they often face.
  • This video is powerful and difficult to watch. Beauty blogger Em Ford, who suffers from acne, has been posting images of herself online not wearing makeup and she made a video to show some of the comments she received. The internet can be a very hateful place, and shows that whether you choose to wear makeup or not, people will judge you harshly. It's also clear that many of the comments she received are from men. 

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