Brow Maintenance Schedule Every Woman

To ensure you brows are always in shape, go by the following:

Shaping: Every 3-4 weeks

Tweezing: Pluck regrowth every 2 or 3 days to keep things tidy/maintain shape.

Threading/Waxing: Every 3-4 weeks

Trimming: Once a month

Tinting: Ever 4-6 weeks, depending on how fast your brows grow.

Growth Treatments: So long as the instructions allow, use your growth treatment daily. Castor oil, Latisse, and Rogaine work best.

9 Natural Things That Are Giving You Whiter Teeth

Apples

Carrots

They're not called nature's toothbrush for nothing. Crunchy food and vegetables such as apples and carrots rub away stubborn stains.

Pears

While many fruits are very acidic and thus can wear on tooth enamel, pears are high in water content and help stimulate saliva production. The flesh of the pear helps neutralize the acid in your mouth that causes decay.

Strawberries

Strawberries, particularly when ripe, have a high concentration of malic acid, which can be used as a natural exfoliant to clean the surface of the teeth. Plus, they contain Vitamin C, which is necessary for keeping your gums healthy.

Cucumbers

Sugarless Gum 

While previously thought a no-no for healthy teeth, it can actually serve as a moisturizer...for your mouth. It stimulates salivary flow by increasing moisture in your mouth, which can help rinse away offensive stains.

Clear Liquids

It's no secret that sodas, even diet ones, can make your smile dingy. On the other end of the spectrum, carbonated water like Seltzer (even though it's slightly acidic) and other clear liquids help preserve your pearly whites.

Cheese

Perhaps the greatest news ever. You should totally be reaching for the last cube of cheese after dinner as it contains casein, a protein in milk that has been shown to reduce the loss of tooth enamel.

Banana Peel

8 BEAUTY SECRETS FROM MARILYN MONROE'S MAKEUP ARTIST by L Valenti

Long before the days of Kim Kardashian and Mario Dedivanovic​, there was her most-famous-woman-in-the-world predecessor, Marilyn Monroe, and the man behind her famous visage: Allan "Whitey" Snyder. 

The pouty red lips. The swooshy lashes. The technicolor-worthy glow. Yes, that was all Whitey, and it wasn't just Monroe he counted among his clientele—Katharine Hepburn, Doris Day, and Raquel Welch were all among his coterie. And if these women trusted Snyder with their million-dollar faces, we want every trick in his book. Here are some of his best-kept secrets, ready for the stealing.

1) USE VASELINE AS A PRIMER AND HIGHLIGHTER.

While trading in your featherlight moisturizer for petroleum jelly is a perplexing premise, this was always Monroe's base before applying her foundation. She loved it because it was ultimate moisturizer, and to her moisture was the essence of youth. Plus, combined with her signature peach fuzz, it gave her a soft focus glow under the studio lights. Snyder would also use the jelly as a highlighter, applying it to the cheekbones and brow bones for sheen.

2) USE FIVE DIFFERENT SHADES TO CONTOUR LIPS.

In pursuit of a naturally plumped-up pout, using Snyder's signature technique: darker reds on the outer corners and lighter shades in the middle to add dimension. Then, we topped things off by using highlighter on the cupid's bow and bottom lip. 

 

 

3) SWIPE ON A DROP OF OIL FOR GLISTENING LIDS.

Whether it's a dab of Vaseline or drop of coconut oil, Monroe was a firm believer that shiny lids were sexy. And thus, Snyder would dab some onto her lids for a subtle, wet-look finish.

4) USE THE GRETA GARBO'S EYESHADOW TRICK.

Monroe literally called it the "Greta Garbo eye," as the silent screen star was the one who originally blended white eye shadow on the lids all the way up to the brow bone and into the inner corners to add more depth.

5) MIX A COMBINATION OF BLACK, BROWN, WHITE, AND RED EYELINERS.

For quick, everyday slashes of eyeliner, most women are either brown or black pencil kinds of girls. But Snyder used a combination of both on Monroe, using Elizabeth Arden's classic eye pencils in both hues. He applied liner to her upper lids and waterlines, extending the lash lines with wings to elongate.

But his most important trick? Sketching out a small white triangle on the outer corner of the eye, in between the top and lower liner wings, to make her eyes look bigger and wider. Additionally, he drew white on the waterlines and put a dot if red liner in the inner corner to make her eyes look even whiter.​

6) USE BLUSH TO CONTOUR THE NOSE.

While we're well-versed in the art of using blush to contour our faces, it was Whitey who did it first. To shape Monroe's nose, he would tap a little bit of the pinky blush he used to contour her cheeks on the tip of her nose. The results? The illusion of shorter, more defined nose.

7) CUT YOUR FALSE EYELASHES IN HALF.

Monroe wanted her lashes longer and more voluminous with help from fringy falsies, but with natural-looking results. Therefore, Snyder would cut her false eyelash strips in half and apply them only to the outer corners of her eyes.

8) SHAPE YOUR EYEBROWS WITH PEAKS.

While eyebrows shape is a very individual characteristic, if you want your arches to channel Monroe's, make like Whitey by drawing in peaks, which Monroe believed helped minimize the wideness of her forehead. But be careful—you don't want them to appear too sharp or pointy.

Article, thanks to Marie Claire

The Beauty of Youth

Racing Fashion is loving the youth and spring fever of the pale skin and 60s Twiggyesque make up.  Keep the tan to a minimum for 2015, make it healthy, not sporting the roast chook look.  Over tanning is very last season and also aging, so when you have the beauty of youth and your character lines are at a minimum, just remember, God does your make up.  You look stunning just the way you are. 

Image Credit to Lucas Dawson for MSFW, Alannah Hill Runway Backstage, Melbourne Fashion Hub, Melbourne Spring Fashion Week

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