December 8, 2018

Stay Fab with Rimmel London’s Stay Matte Liquid Lipsticks

You know what they say: you can never have enough lipsticks. Rimmel London’s Stay Matte Liquid Lipstick is bound to be an essential addition to your collection. In addition to their wide array of eye-catching shades, these velvety, 12-hour wear liquid lippies will top of any look imaginable all while staying put all day long.
PRICE: $4.99
WHERE TO BUY: Target, Walmart, and Walgreens
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December 8, 2018

When Beauty Becomes Business



A true entrepreneur will see a business opportunity in almost every situation that they face. This holds true even if the conditions are not really ideal. If you recall, the founders of now real estate giant Airbnb did not have a lot of money in the bank nor did they have huge lands at their disposal. All they had were just brilliant ideas that the online world just happened to be very ready to support.

People’s obsession with beauty is a phenomenon that has yielded and will still continue to bring out a lot of business opportunities. If you happen to be someone who has an eye for beauty, knowing these opportunities might prove helpful for you.

Online personal training is a trend, so ride on!

Several years of studies have shown that when it comes to exercise, the real driving force is the actual person’s commitment to his or her fitness goal. No matter how great the trainer is, if the client is not driven to reach their fitness goals, the whole program will collapse quite easily. It is truly because of this that online personal training has become a legitimate pursuit. In this setup, the trainer comes up with effective exercise programs and diet plans for their clients. Because the people that usually seek the help of online trainers are highly motivated, it’s totally fair to expect them to implement such programs on their own.

Offer personal styling online

Just like personal training, styling someone is something that you can very well do online. The popularity of online shops has made this service very easy to deliver. You can now easily search for fashionable pieces, compare prices, and even get commissions from resellers in just a few clicks. To build and keep your good name, you just have to make sure that the online entities that you partner and deal with are legitimate and truly trustworthy. One way to do this is to transact only through reliable and well-protected online platforms.

Be a makeup artist who does tutorials on Youtube

Makeup is still very much intertwined with beauty and vanity, and it’s not going to change anytime soon. The big change now is that people who know how to do makeup don’t need to be artists who work on actual people. Because of the advancements in technology, they can now just record videos while applying cosmetics on themselves and upload the content on Youtube and other social media platforms. This way, people who are hungry for ideas and inspiration get to view the content. When a high enough number of views is achieved, the content creator then gets paid by the online platform.

Of course, good old property rental still works

The previous points dwell pretty much on the Internet and the opportunities that it brings to those who advocate for what’s beautiful. Does this mean that the traditional ways of doing business with beauty are already dead? Not really. A commercial property investment is still going to pay off, especially since there are still hairstylists, skincare experts, and other beauty professionals who need actual space where they can deliver their prized services.



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December 7, 2018

7 Ways to Boost Energy This Holiday Season Without an Energy Drink

By Dr. Niket Sonpal NYC Internist and Gastroenterologist

After seeing the news about a research study out of the University of Texas Health Center in Houston, which found the diameter of blood vessels to become “dramatically smaller” 90 minutes after consuming a 24-ounce energy drink, I decided to offer some ways to boost energy without an energy drink.

While the 24-ounces used in the study of 44 healthy, non-smokers in their 20’s, is 3 times the size of a typical 8-ounce energy drink, there is plenty of research out there that shows chugging energy drinks is not the best way to get more energized.

When we look at the levels of sugar and caffeine in these energy drinks and the habitual nature in which they are consumed, we see issues such as increased heart rate, elevated blood pressure, thickening of the blood, gastrointestinal irritation plus anxiety, sleep disruption and restlessness.

Here’s what I suggest consuming for a more sustainable and healthy way to energize.

1. Hydrate with water. The idea is to follow the 8×8 rule. Eight ounces of water 8 times per day which adds up to a half gallon. Most people are not getting anywhere near this water intake opting for coffee, juices, sodas or energy drinks instead. I challenge my patients to try the 8×8 rule and even declare going “H20 Only.” By the third day, they notice they’re feeling more energized.

2. Exercise 30 minutes per day.

Something as simple as going for a fast-paced walk elevates heart rate and healthy blood flow. This improves stamina and gets energy flowing throughout our bodies. A lot of people claim they don’t have time to exercise which calls for creative ways to get exercise in. I had a client add dancing for 30 minutes upon her arrival from work with her 4-year-old daughter. This provided a way for both mom and daughter to get moving in a fun easy way right at home.

3. Sprinkle in chia seeds.

These low carb seeds have an energy packing blend of protein, fats, and fiber. Chia seeds regulate blood sugar, so you won’t have these spikes then drops. They deliver big time nutrients with very low calories. Loaded with antioxidants, chia seeds were a highly valuable energy staple for Mayan and Aztec warriors in ancient Mexico who consumed them knowing they would be sustained, not hungry and energized for hours and hours.

4. Eat foods rich in Omega 3 Fatty Acids.

Omega 3’s are big-time energy enhancers. Eating salmon, sea bass, tuna, oysters, shrimp, seaweed salad, walnuts, edamame, and cauliflower are just a few Omega 3 rich staples to add to the shopping list.

5. Get good quality sleep.

Many of my patients who see me for gastrointestinal issues often benefit from getting disciplined with setting a bedtime, wake time and enhancing the quality of their sleep. This could be simple things such as pre-sleep meditation with an app, removing the television from the bedroom, buying curtains that block light, setting the temperature to suit your body best, buying new sheets and even a new mattress.

Making the bedroom a comfortable haven for quality deep sleep is incredibly important. Sleep is our time to recharge and when it is disturbed, we will feel sluggish during the day.

6. Get more magnesium.

Magnesium activates adenosine triphosphate (ATP) which can be thought of like the “magic button” of energy within our cells. According to studies, about half of the people in the USA and Europe aren’t getting the recommended amount of magnesium (300 milligrams for women and 350 for men).

Interestingly, most Americans and Europeans complain of energy drains and sluggishness and typically attribute their lack of energy to busier, more demanding lifestyles. However, the problem, most commonly, is a lack of magnesium which helps us convert food into energy, create proteins from amino acids, and helps regulate our nervous system.

7. Get more B12.

Known as the “energy vitamin” it’s important to note that the only time B12 will give you energy is if you’re deficient in B12. It’s wise to get complete blood work done to see if you are in fact deficient in B12 in addition to other key vitamins and minerals.B12 is found in beef, fish, and dairy and these days more and more people are cutting red meat and dairy out of their diets.

B12 helps to make red blood cells, which carry oxygen, so when there’s a dip in red blood cell production we’re being deprived oxygen which leads to feeling run down, the first tell-tale sign of B12 deficiency. Body weakness, shortness of breath brain fog, forgetfulness and lack of focus are also symptoms. Yogurt, Swizz cheese, fortified cereals, Shiitake mushrooms, and clams are other great sources of B12.

About Dr. Niket Sonpal:

Dr. Niket Sonpal is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine and Clinical instructor at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, Brooklyn who specializes in Gastroenterology. He is a graduate of the Medical University of Silesia – Hope Medical Institute in Poland. After completing his residency in Internal Medicine at Lenox Hill Hospital, he was selected to be the 2013‐2014 Chief Resident at Lenox Hill Hospital–Northshore LIJ Health System. Dr. Sonpal has completed his Fellowship in Gastroenterology & Hepatology at Lenox Hill Hospital and continues his work in the field of medical student and resident test preparation. He now serves as the associate program director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Brookdale University medical center.

He is the co‐author for the best-selling Master the Boards: USMLE Step 2 CK, Master the Boards Step 3, And Master the Boards: Internal Medicine. He is also the Chief Operating Officer for Medquest Test Prep, Director of Medical Education for Picmonic Test Prep, and a recognized expert on medical test prep.

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December 6, 2018

How to Brighten the Skin Naturally

These years, more and more people are gaining new interest not only in revitalizing the appearance of their skin, but also in improving its overall health. This is, of course, a good thing, since the skin is not only an asset to one’s looks, but also a window to one’s wellbeing. After all, our skin serves vital physiological functions like protecting us from toxins and pathogens, regulating the body’s temperature, providing us with sensory information, and many others.

As such, achieving moisturized skin with a bright and healthy glow shouldn’t be thought of just as an act of personal vanity. Rather, we should see good skincare as something everybody should practice on a daily basis.

No matter what your skin type, complexion, or cosmetics preferences may be, brightening up your skin should be part of your daily skincare routine. That said, here are our tips to brighten your skin naturally and combat the unpleasant alternative of dry, dull, and oily skin—all without breaking the bank or overtly depending on pricey, chemical-laden solutions.

Invest in quality products and treatments for exfoliating your skin

Exfoliation is the process of removing dry, dead, and flaky cells from the surface of your skin. This process helps smoothen out any uneven spots, and returns the innate glow to the skin’s top layer. People typically turn to either of these two exfoliation methods: physical exfoliation, which involves removing the dead skin cells with the use of small grains (such as in scrubs), brushes, exfoliating fabrics, or scalpels (such as in dermaplaning); and chemical exfoliation, which uses chemical exfoliants like water-soluble alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) and oil-soluble beta hydroxyl acids (BHAs) to break down the substance that holds layers of dead skin cells together.

We suggest beefing up your skin-brightening routine by including a little bit of both. For physical exfoliants, shop for scrubs whose grains are made out of natural sugars and salts. For leave-on exfoliants, we’d recommend additions to your skincare routine that are even milder than traditional chemical peels, just like the Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask. The Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask contains anti-inflammatory white willow bark extract, antioxidant-rich pomegranate extract, and Vitamin C-rich beet root extract—all of which will exfoliate your skin without putting too much chemical strain on it, and treat it to an instant, brightening glow.

Make the most of your visits to the dermatologist

Another practical way to play it safe is to consult your dermatologist every so often. You might benefit from a more thorough, professionally executed method of treating your skin, such as microdermabrasion. Don’t worry because it’s minimally abrasive, and it can help minimize the appearance of dark spots, stretch marks, and sun damage on your skin. After a treatment like this one, don’t forget to cash in on your dermatologist’s “pro tips” on taking care of your skin.

Get creative with some time-tested home skincare remedies

At home, you can also supplement store-bought skin products and skin treatments with some good, old-fashioned, all-natural home skincare treatments. Some recipes out there can do as much good for us as they did for our mothers and grandmothers back in the day.

Some popular kitchen remedies that can boost and brighten the skin are honey, plain yogurt, oatmeal and tomato juice paste, and orange juice and turmeric paste. If anything, these natural home remedies are a breeze to make, wash off, and clean up after.

Pre-emptively combat the stress that causes skin imperfections

Not surprisingly, skin imperfections like acne are linked to stress via hormones. When you’re stressed, your body produces more of the hormone cortisol, which in turn may cause the glands under your skin to produce excessive oil. The oil, in turn, may be the culprit behind acne, blackheads, dark spots, and other demoralizing blemishes on the skin.

The best way to deal with these imperfections is to pre-empt the aggravating stressors—and that means staying hydrated, always getting a good night’s sleep, and taking a little time during the day to breathe or meditate. Trust us, this holistic approach will do wonders for brightening up your skin.

Follow a diet that’s as good for your skin and your overall health

We emphasize that you shouldn’t be thinking of your skin as one isolated part of your body. The things that will allow your whole body to heal and function naturally will also fortify your skin. Diet is one of the most important components here, and a skin-healthy diet is one that replaces excessive alcohol, processed dairy, grease, and caffeine with fruits, vegetables, and healthy proteins.

Quality skin treatment need not be expensive or over-the-top; brightening your skin shouldn’t mean pampering it all the time at the spa or piling layers of strongly formulated skin products on it. Instead, consider looking into nature when you need inspiration in restoring your skin’s natural health, glow, and functionality!

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December 6, 2018

Things To Do On A Ladies’ Night That Don’t Involve Hitting The Bar and Getting Drunk.

It’s probably been a long while since the last time you went out with your girlfriends. You’re excited to meet them again and to have another night out with your closest friends. Then a realization suddenly dawns upon you—Oh no. Not another night out, drinking alcohol in a bar.

The thought of “just another night of drunken bliss” seems to lack the appeal that it once had. And that’s understandable. Things get pretty old pretty quickly after all. So, no, you aren’t going to cancel your night out, not at all. But you’re also unsure what else there is to do. A dreary cycle of bars and drunkenness is bound to get boring really fast.

Well, we’ve got you. These are some fun alternatives that should not only keep your night fun and lively, but also provide a lot of opportunities to deepen your bond with one another:

Host a Wine Tasting Party

Well, sure, you’ve got alcohol involved. But you aren’t in a bar. So, this technically makes the list by way of omission. It’s still a great way to spend time with your lady friends and wines will always be classier than bar drinks. Buy a slew of different bottles and ages and you’re bound to get a taste for the finer things.

Go Old School With a Classic Sleepover

Remember when you were teenage girls and you’d spend sleepless, yet, fun nights at each other’s house? Well, relive the nostalgia of a time when life was much simpler and when the boys were… well, boys. You’ve got privacy, good company, good food, and lots of pillows. Who doesn’t want a PJ party after all?

Concoct a Group Recipe

Hunker down in your kitchen and concoct whatever baked, cooked, or what-other-cooking-process-have-you, treats. You’d have to be horrendously unskilled at cooking to mess this up. And well, even if you were, your friends would be there to guide you. Nothing strengthens a sisterly bond like a little treat-hatchery does.

Watch an All-Male Revue

But, if you really want to go out and have some fun, well, an all-male performance ought to get you a good time. That, of course, was a euphemism. Men with Greek God bodies, chiseled chins, and the enthusiasm that lives in every performer’s heart. What more could you ask for? One good example of such a show would be the Hunks the Show Male Revue which is one of the most well-received shows on tour. Because well. Hunks forevs. <3

Fake Bachelorette Party

Now, if you really must insist on going to the bar and getting drunk, well, do it differently. Go to your local variety shop, get some penis toys, a fake veil, and a bottle of wine and hit the bar like it’s your last night as a single lady. The fun part? You’d take turns being the lady of the night.

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December 6, 2018

Celebrity Hair stylist Linet K. customizes a style just for you

celebrity hairstylist Linet K ( is a certified master hair stylist specializing in color, cuts and extensions. She specializes in hair color including balayage, ombré, sombre, highlights, hair extensions, fashion colors, color correction, and grey coverage.

About Linet

Los Angeles native, celebrity hairstylist and colorist Linet K., is favored for her highly customized and perfectly achieved hair color, cuts, extensions and styling skills. Giving the best balayage in Los Angeles, Linet’s home base is in Beverly Hills. However, her creativity and attention to detail have allowed her to stand out in the competitive world of colorists taking her work to New York and San Francisco. Linet focuses on enhancing the natural beauty of each clients’ features. She specializes in all types of hair color and is well known for her artistry in sun-kissed balayage and perfectly blended color, cuts and extensions.  Don’t let her long list of celebrity and model clientele intimidate you, Linet will make sure you feel at home and secure the first time and every time you sit down in her chair.

Linet is a certified master hair stylist specializing in color, cuts and extensions. She specializes in hair color including balayage, ombré, sombre, highlights, hair extensions, fashion colors, color correction, and grey coverage.

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December 6, 2018

Holly Robinson Peete Wears Beyond Proper! 

LOS ANGELES, CA – November 30th, 2018 – Holly Robinson Peete wore Beyond Properduring an appearance on Access Live today! The actress looked stylish in her matching set of the Tweed Fringe Trench ($179.50) and Tweed Skirt ($98.50). 
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December 6, 2018

Alopecia: What it is and Ways to Deal with it

It can be difficult to cope with alopecia when you are first diagnosed, especially because it can make drastic changes to your overall appearance. Despite millions of people suffering from the condition, it is still relatively unknown in terms of research and support. It can leave you feeling alone, but you aren’t, and we have a little bit of advice on how to deal with it – as well as further explanation as to what alopecia is and the way it can affect those who have it.

What is Alopecia?

Technically, it is classed as an autoimmune condition, and is also known as a chronic inflammatory disease. What this means is that your immune system is tricked into thinking that your hair follicles are actually a foreign body and so it attacks them – causing your hair to fall out. Additionally, it can impact men and women alike, as well as all age ranges.

There are three main forms of alopecia, each of which varies in terms of severity. Below, you will find each of them listed from least severe to most:

  • Alopecia Areata. Partial hair loss and general patchiness on the head.
  • Alopecia Totalis. Total hair loss on the head.
  • Alopecia Universalis. Total hair loss across the entire body (including lashes and brows).

It is a painless condition, but there are some sufferers who have experienced skin irritation and soreness as a result of the balding areas. It tends to be caused by a combination of genetics and the environment, with conditions like depression or severe stress often acting as the trigger for the condition.

Alopecia and Mental Health

It is possible for alopecia to cause mental health issues as well as be triggered by it. Depression is the most common occurrence for those who suffer from the condition, and it can become quite serious if left untreated. Here are some of the symptoms to look out for if you think that your or a loved one is depressed:

  • Feeling down, upset, or tearful
  • Feeling restless, agitated, or irritable
  • Feeling guilty and worthless
  • Feeling empty and numb
  • Feeling isolated and unable to relate to other people
  • No longer finding pleasure in life or things you usually enjoy
  • Gaining a sense of unreality
  • Losing self-confidence or self-esteem
  • Feeling hopeless and full of despair
  • Feeling suicidal
  • Avoiding social events and activities you usually enjoy
  • Self-harming or suicidal behaviour
  • Finding it difficult to speak or think clearly
  • Losing interest in sex and general intimacy
  • Difficulty in remembering or an inability to concentrate on things
  • Using more tobacco, alcohol, or other drugs than usual
  • Difficulty sleeping, or sleeping too much
  • Feeling tired and drained (emotionally and physically) all the time
  • No appetite and losing weight, or eating too much and gaining weight
  • Physical aches and pains with no obvious cause
  • Moving very slowly, or being restless and agitated

Coping with the Reactions of Others

Other people are not always going to react kindly, and you may find that there are quite a few who are joking with you in a way that leaves your feelings and confidence shattered. A lot of the time it is because people don’t know how to react to conditions they do not understand, or they don’t want you to think that they pity you. Regardless, it is not something you should have to tolerate.

The best way to deal with the reactions of others is to embrace yourself and brush it off, but this is a lot easier said than done. It can be really hard to deal with the stares and comments, but over time many with alopecia state that it does get better. Therapy can be a massive help, especially as it gives you a chance to pour out your emotions and learn healthier coping mechanisms.

Sometimes, those with alopecia have found that running fundraisers and educational events have really helped with reactions because it ensures people understand the condition, that it’s not cancer, and it also isn’t contagious (something many fear with an illness they don’t understand). It’s up to you, but we are sure you will find the perfect way for coping.

To Conclude

Whether you are suffering, or someone you know has been recently diagnosed, we hope that this guide has been able to answer some of the questions you have been asking. If you want to learn more about alopecia and the ways in which you can try to overcome the emotional pain that often comes with it, we have a detailed guide on the topic that we know will be able to ease some of your distress.

Francesca Jaques is the author and editor of, Beauty therapist by day and writer by night. She reviews every hair product available, finding the best of the best and giving you all the tips possible to make life easier for you. For hairstyle ideas, tips and reviews, you can find them on her FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.

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December 6, 2018

dome Beauty is pretty Beautiful

Dome BEAUTY is pretty beautiful. Just ask the “It’s a Glam this girls” about Dome BEAUTY. They are loving their beauty products and cosmetics.  dome BEAUTY is formulated without any  toxic ingredients or bacteria.  This means No sulfates, parabens or phthalates. dome BEAUTY products are also made without gluten and nanoparticle.  With dome BEAUTY,  you can enjoy their cosmetics to the max.

dome BEAUTY carries luxurious eyeliners, eyeshadows and mascara that glide with long lasting staying power.  The unique thing about their products is that their ingredients are processed and packaged in a way that ensures it stays clean and without contamination. dome BEAUTY has created its products to work effortlessly with every age and every skin tone!

Our lovely “Nicky Thomas” is sporting dome BEAUTY’s Eye Jewels Radiant Mousse Shadow. Eye Jewels is offered in 5 tones and Nicky is wearing 24kt. These Radiant eye shadows are pigmented mousse-like shadows designed to illuminate your eyes. It is crease free and moisturizing. Nicky enjoys the lightweight feel to Eye Jewels and it has a quick dry, non sticky feel.
Nicky accentuated her lashes with dome BEAUTY’s Magnetic Mascara in Black Magic. The Magnetic Mascara added volume and length to her lashes. Magnetic mascara is formulated with Keratrix and WideLash to strengthen, lengthen, repair damage and maintain elasticity. Nicky likes the ease of application and it never clumps or flakes. The perfect mascara to keep your lashes looking perfect all day long.

dome BEAUTY also carries 

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December 6, 2018

Check out for free makeovers, free samples and a chance to win beauty products


Check out   for free makeovers, free samples and a chance to win beauty products in our monthly contest.


Details on  December’s Beauty Basket Giveaway

This month the basket includes products from Essie, Maybelline, Neutrogena, Eva NYC, Carol’s Daughter and more! The Contest runs from now through 12/31/18, winners will be chosen on 1/10/2019 and notified by 1/15/2019. Please to go to the Facebook page ( and like , then enter to win on the page. You can also enter on the website at

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