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5 Makeup Shopping Mistakes to Avoid

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We’ve all been there before. Getting overly excited to use your newly-bought makeup, only to find out that you bought the wrong shade, or a product that’s too watery to even go smoothly on your skin. It’s really frustrating and disappointing, right? But sulk no more. We listed down five of the common makeup shopping mistakes that you should watch out for the next time you buy your makeup goodies.

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  1. Sampling Foundation under Artificial Light. While it may seem fine, sampling your foundation under the fluorescent light will only cause you to buy a foundation shade that doesn’t match your skin tone. Instead, apply your foundation in your neck area and examine it under natural light. If you want, you can also let it set on your skin for a couple of minutes then check whether or not the shade matches your skin tone.
  1. Testing Products at the Back of Your Hand. Although swiping a lipstick on the back of your hand will give you an idea on its pigmentation and finish, it still won’t show you how it will look like once you swipe it on your lips. The right way to do it is to have the lipstick tube disinfected first, then swipe it over your lips. If you want, you can also bring your own lip brush and apply it on your lips. The same thing goes for testing your foundation.
  1. Buying the Largest Product Size. If you’re only repurchasing a trusty beauty product, then it’s fine. If you’re trying out a new product though, we suggest that you stick with the product’s smallest available size first. You should know that makeup isn’t cheap, so make sure that you’ve assessed the product well enough before purchasing its biggest size or in bulk. If a free sample is available, then don’t hesitate to try that one out first.getty_rf_photo_of_woman_shopping_for_makeup
  1. Failing to Do Some Product Research. Just like in buying a new phone, you should also perform some research on the makeup product that you’ll be purchasing for the first time. Read some reviews on trusted sites, and see how the product worked for them as this will also give you an idea as to what kind of results you might get.
  1. Ignoring the Ingredients List. If you want to keep your skin smooth and youthful, then we suggest that you don’t commit this mistake ever again. Be always on the lookout for products that list alcohol, paraben, petroleum and artificial dyes as their ingredients, since these chemicals may cause some harm on your skin. So do your skin a huge favour and make it a habit to read on the label of each product.

Committing these mistakes can be quite easy to forget especially when you’re in the rush of buying a new product. But that’s just not an enough excuse to not shop wisely when doing your makeup purchases. So the next time you shop for an old or new makeup product, ensure that you’ll shop smart so that you’ll also get what you’re paying for.

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5 Everyday Habits That Make You Age Faster  

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Are you still in your late 20s or early 30s and start seeing wrinkles on your face or feeling easily drained out halfway through your day? If you don’t like what you’re experiencing, it may be the time to evaluate your everyday routine.

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The food you eat, the things you do, and even the way you sleep can affect your body’s aging process. To reverse this, here are the age-accelerating activities to avoid.

  1. Multitasking

Multitasking is good at some point, but most of the time not. Doing several things at once creates more pressure and stress, therefore triggering your system to release more free radical—the molecules in the body responsible for aging. A better and healthier option for you is to concentrate on one task at a time.

  1. Prolonged Sitting

Studies show that people who spend most of their day sitting have higher risk for cardiovascular diseases, kidney diseases, cancer, and obesity. If your work requires you to stay at your desk for eight straight hours, squeeze in some time for exercises or go to the gym at least thrice a week to sweat and stretch those muscles out.

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  1. Slouching

Slouching in front of the computer for hours can cause your spine to form a hunched posture overtime. Poor posture hampers the spine from maintaining its normal alignment, thus abnormally stressing the disks, muscles, and bones. Practice good body posture by making sure that your ear, shoulder, and hip are aligned when seated.

  1. Not Using Sunscreen

Driving, gardening, running errands, and walking your dog on a daily basis actually cause more damage to your skin than spending a day at the beach. Keep in mind that the number one reason for premature wrinkles is ultraviolet exposure. Therefore, it’s essential to make applying sunscreen a part of your beauty regimen every single day to maintain a youthful looking skin.

  1. Not Getting Enough Sleep

Skimping on sleep doesn’t only result in dark eye bags, but it’s also linked to shorter lifespan. Sleeping for at least seven hours is recommended. However, if you see signs of sleep deprivation (e.g. mental sluggishness, weight gain, attention problems, lack of daytime energy), make sure to go to bed earlier.

Those are just some of our daily habits that can age us much faster. If you want to look and feel younger than your age, then you know what to do.

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6 Delightful Bonding Activities to do With Yourself  

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With your daily effort to develop good relationship and camaraderie with your co-workers, colleagues, and friends, it’s easy to forget to work on the most important relationship you have in your life—with yourself. Stay connected with yourself with these bonding activities that you can in the companion with your own self.

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  1. Meditate

Praying or meditating is a great way to relax and clear the mind. Each time you meditate, you’ll come out fresh and connected to your soul. Go somewhere quiet and solemn and spend some time with your inner self through meditation.

  1. Work On a Hobby

Cook or bake something for yourself or finish a crochet or a cross-stitch project. Working on a hobby is a relaxing activity that can build your self-confidence and a great reminder that you are capable of creating something good.

  1. Enjoy a Cup of Joe

Relax and unwind over a cup of coffee in your favourite coffee shop or even in your own home. Read a book, write in your journal, make plans, or just simply enjoy the silence and the company of yourself.

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  1. Join a Yoga Class

Going yoga alone is the best way to reconnect and be alone with yourself. Most people in yoga classes go there alone, and it’s much easier to focus and find inner peace when you’re not distracted by a friend chitchatting with you.

  1. Go Shopping

Shopping alone means having all the time in the world to look around and check out items unhurriedly. You can window shop, try on items, choose cosmetics, and more with no pressure and for as long as you want.

  1. Get a Massage

Treat yourself! After all that shopping and yoga and cooking and baking, you deserve a good full body massage. End it with a long, hot bath for an ultimately relaxing day with yourself.

There are so many other things you can do alone. Bonding with yourself is important as this is the way to stay connected with your inner soul. Make a conscious effort to be your favourite person and give yourself the love that it truly deserves.

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Water Bill Saving and Lawn Care

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It is indeed very essential to take care of your grass at home. Not only that is beautifies your house, it also helps you save money or your water bill. We cannot deny the fact that we really need water in our daily activities and thus we need to preserve it. Most of the time we just use water without even knowing that we need to conserve it.

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We don’t have to rely on the water in the water reservoir because it might suddenly run out. Don’t let it happen. Meanwhile, you can prevent it today. Don’t wait for the time that there will be scarcity of water. You have all the time to prevent it to take place.

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Since you know that water is very important not just to ourselves but also for the environment, we need to conserve it. By simply doing things such as turning off faucet when not in use, using a glass when brushing and many more. If your need to water you grass, do not do it in the afternoon because there is no moisture that would stick to the lawn.

Do not let them die as it is a very big help to prevent rainwater coming from your house. If your lawn is not healthy, you can treat them using vinegar. Also, if you have no rake in your own garden, you can rake the soil using your hands – it’s a good exercise.

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4 Important Things to Bring to the Beach

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During summer, many individuals go to the beach. This is one of the places wherein you can actually unwind after a stressful week of work. Not only beaches here are known for its white-sandy beaches and for its scenic view but also for its fantastic attractions in the deep.

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However, when you go to the beach, you need to bring something. So, what are the things that you must bring on a beach trip? Here’s the list of some important items to bring on a beach vacation:

1. Money: Of all the things that you need to bring, money is the most important. Forget about your shampoos and soaps because you can buy that at stores near the beach. Also, if you ate hungry, you can purchase at the resort you are in.

2. Extra Clothes: Aside from money, you need to have bring extra clothes so that you can go home dry. Also, clothes are hard to find at stores near the beach. You will have to go downtown to buy some extra dress.

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4. Sunblock: Due to the extensive heat that is experienced all throughout the nation, it is very important that you carry some sunblock. This thing must be brought so that you can enjoy your beach trip.

5. Camera: Whether you like it or not, you should bring this one. Why? Of course! To capture every happy and meaningful moment in your life.

Don’t forget these things to have a wonderful beach vacation.

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