face

From make up and lipsticks to facial creams and more; here's to staying fresh-faced and radiant.

  • Mark Sproston
    Published 6 months ago
    ShaveUcation

    ShaveUcation

    If your son is already asking about shaving, it's time to think about how you'll prepare him for the milestone. Shaving is a big deal to many boys, and they look forward to it even if they have to wait a while for puberty to catch up with them. Most boys won't develop facial hair until they're well into puberty (generally around age 14 or so), while others may need to begin shaving in the later tween years. Either way, arm yourself with a few handy shaving tips to help your child learn to do it the right way, and so that he knows how to shave safely while practicing good hygiene.
  • Chiara Colombo
    Published 6 months ago
    Microblading

    Microblading

    Microblading is one of the most popular semi permanent make up used all over the world. The idea behind microblading is to use a very small, sharp tool to scratch little lines into your brows to make it look like individual natural hair. My eyebrows have always been very weak and I couldn't even scratch my brow skin because I'd lose my hair (eyebrow hair) and create little holes.I have tried to apply some aloe vera, which worked, but not as much as I needed to have proper thick eyebrows. Every time I used makeup, I had the same reaction as when scratching them, so I decided to search for a semi permanent option. I couldn't spend too much, so I went on Groupon, but I recently found out that Treatwell has very good deals too, and I found a good deal. I went for the patch test, which is very important because it tests if you have any allergies related to the treatment. Then I went for my first session. The beauty therapist applied some numb cream on the aera she was going to work on and then we realized that there was a little misunderstanding: she had booked somebody else, but told me to come because she thought I was that person. So, my numb eyebrows and I went home... The day after I went back and we finally started. The beauty therapist applied the numb cream again, I waited for 15 minutes, and then she drew lines and made my eyebrows symmetric. After that I chose the shape I liked, but it was very easy because she followed the natural line of my eyebrows. Finally she started. I have to be very honest: It felt weird, but it wasn't painful. I could feel scratching, but not the pain. She was giving me little breaks (to drink some water, or go to the toilet, etc...) and I was looking in the mirror at the progress.When we finally finished my eyebrows looked very dark and thick, but she said straight away that it wasn't going to be like that, they will fade. She advised me to book a touch up, and she gave me a healing cream to apply four times a day for four days and the aftercare sheet. The next week was a little bit of a pain because I couldn't wash my face properly, I had to go to work with shiny and greasy eyebrows (because of the cream), and I couldn't shower as I usually do because I had to be very careful. Today is the 8th June 2019 and they are still a bit itchy. I have been told that the touch up is the most important part because they will get back all the colour and look naturally thicker.One more thing: make sure you use sun cream, because the sun will fade the colour and you will have wasted time and money. I hope you enjoyed reading about my experience with microblading. I will add a second part in August after have done the touch up session.I apologise if there are any mistakes, but I am not English :) Good luck with your semi permanent make up :)
  • Paisley Hansen
    Published 6 months ago
    Six Ways to Make Your Skin Glow

    Six Ways to Make Your Skin Glow

    Beauty tips focus on all sorts of areas, your hair, your figure, your muscles, the list goes on. But from pedicures to manicures, the focal point of all your beauty is your face. There’s quite a bit of information on why facial skin is different from the skin on the rest of your body— what they’re all really trying to get at is that your face deserves special care. Here are a few of the top tips for healthy, glowing skin:
  • Ainsley Hart
    Published 7 months ago
    Microblading 101

    Microblading 101

    The term "Microblading" sounds terribly daunting and painful, I know. I personally have had my eyebrows Microbladed, and experienced the same butterflies leading up to the procedure. But let me tell you, it has been one of the greatest decisions I have ever made in my beauty career. My brow artist works at The Browery in Jacksonville Beach, Florida. I sat down with her, and I've compiled all of the tips and information that she gave to me, as well as my own experience. Enjoy!
  • Layla Elkassih
    Published 8 months ago
    Trying 100 Face Masks

    Trying 100 Face Masks

    **These recommendations, provided by me, are for those with an oily forehead and a dried out chin/jaw. Otherwise known as combination skin. My skin is also very sensitive with pink pigmentation.**
  • Alana Boyles
    Published 8 months ago
    The Only Face Masks You'll Ever Need

    The Only Face Masks You'll Ever Need

    Most over-the-counter acne treatments contain harsh ingredients that can do your skin more harm than good. The next time you go to wash your face, take a look at the ingredients on the back. Chances are, you'll find things such as fragrance, sodium lauryl sulfate, butylated hydroxyanisole, parabens, polyethylene, retinyl acetate, and many more chemical compounds neither of us can probably pronounce. But what are these chemicals' purpose and what do they really do to our bodies?
  • Rose Sours
    Published 9 months ago
    Reviewing Various Teeth Whitening Systems

    Reviewing Various Teeth Whitening Systems

    Recently, my husband and I, as APA editors, decided with the onset of our midlife crises to try and consider a way to look younger, but Botox and plastic surgery were not an option for us. After some discussion and thought, we decided to look into the process of whitening our teeth. We were hoping to hide years of coffee drinking, and subsequently our ages.
  • Nicole Ann
    Published 9 months ago
    Life of the Lash: How to Make Your Eyelash Extensions Last

    Life of the Lash: How to Make Your Eyelash Extensions Last

    Eyelash extensions are blessings to do those who are not born with thick and long eyelashes. Getting them is one of the effective ways when it comes to giving more volume and life to the eyelashes.
  • Alice Griffin
    Published 10 months ago
    LUSH Full of Grace Product Review

    LUSH Full of Grace Product Review

    When I first went to LUSH looking for something for my chronically dry, red skin. I was given several recommendations. The Aqua Marina cleanser, Fresh Farmacy cleanser, Greased Lightening spot treatment, Imperialis moisturizer, but the most amazing product was the Full of Grace serum. This is a small light pink oval. The smell is fresh and a bit earthy. It’s a naked product so it is sold without packaging and is simply a solid bar that you swipe on your face. It provides an amazing extra bit of moisture and I find it very calming to my skin as well. Its marketed as a serum to help maintain elasticity, moisture, and glow. It is simply a wonderful addition to hydrating my face and helping me look my best.
  • Athena Kallista
    Published 11 months ago
    How to Create a Skincare Routine that Works for You

    How to Create a Skincare Routine that Works for You

    Skincare seems to be the up and coming trend of 2019. Considering the increasing popularity of self-care and the viral sensation that was the glass skin routine, 2018 had quite a big skincare to do and 2019 will be no different except for different trends. With this rise in taking care of your skin on the rise, I was intrigued and began testing and doing research to discover my perfect skincare routine. Now I am here to share the knowledge that I have obtained from my research.
  • Marlene Affeld
    Published 12 months ago
    Worried About the Latest Wrinkle?

    Worried About the Latest Wrinkle?

    Face it! We are all getting older! However, it beats the alternative! Unfortunately, as we age, we all have to deal with confidence sabotaging fine lines, a bit of sagging, dark circles under our eyes, perhaps an unsightly frown line between our eyebrows, skin tags, age spots, or uneven skin tone.
  • Ayla Sydney
    Published 12 months ago
    Brow Boot Camp

    Brow Boot Camp

    Eyebrows are a lot like body types: there isn’t a universal shape that’s right for everyone. However, there is a standard set of guidelines that can help any gal (or guy) achieve the picture-perfect brows they desire.