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Ways to Look Good Even With Braces

Since dental braces are a corrective necessity ordained by the orthodontist, there is nothing much one can do, but accept the fact with a broad smile. I, for one, loved my braces and enjoyed the two years I was made to wear them. I remember growing more confident with each day and wearing mine with pride. For all those who have recently been introduced to the strangeness of dental braces, there are a few simple things that you can do to look and feel attractive. This Buzzle article discusses how to look good with braces.

Ways to Look Attractive with Braces

Get a Snazzy New Haircut

One sure-shot way to make yourself feel good and look the part is to hit the salon and get yourself a brand new hairstyle. A new hairdo that fits your fashion sensibilities and complements your personality, ought to lift your mood and make you feel more comfortable about your braces. Go in for a hairstyle that makes you feel more confident and brings attention to your best facial features such as your eyes, lips, jawline, and/or cheekbones so that your braces remain inconspicuous. That being said, there is nothing better than embracing this new change in your appearance and flaunting a toothy smile at anyone who gives you the stares!

Play with Colorful Braces

When I think back to the time when I had braces, I remember getting different-colored braces every month. To help make braces less boring, consider getting bands of different colors every few weeks or months. You could pick your favorite color or even mix and match to make things more fun for yourself. Remember to moisturize your lips often as braces tend to chap lips and make the mouth dry. For the ladies, you could always spruce things up a bit by wearing shades of lip gloss, lip balm, or lipstick that make your smile more gorgeous.

Wear Attractive Accessories

Being presentably dressed and wearing the right accessories can make you look more attractive. If you find your braces irksome, you can always wear accessories that strategically distract attention away from your braces. For instance, wearing fashionable eyeglasses, shades, and wearing scarves, necklaces, and earrings fashionably can steal attention and make people notice your braces less. However, you could also dress and choose accessories that make your braces look cool. The Geek Chic look is one of the hottest trends currently and makes geeky glasses and braces look truly desirable!

There’s another side to it too. Getting braces has nothing to do with dressing fashionably. Sway with the trends of the season and wear all that pleases the fashionista within you. Being well-dressed will help boost your confidence and make you look handsome/beautiful with braces. While you’re busy looking good, remember to create your own style statement and be yourself. You don’t have to wear trendy clothes, makeup, or act differently just because you have got braces. In fact, act natural and dress in whichever manner you feel great about yourself.

Smile with Confidence

Remember, your braces are not going to last forever and will need to be removed when their purpose is served. So, why not make the best of this temporary phase in your life and have loads of fun along the way? Stay positive, and don’t hesitate to smile freely. Don’t bother about how you look when you smile, because anyone who smiles from their heart automatically becomes the most attractive person in any group or scenario. Your carefree personality along with your hearty laugh is bound to make people respect and appreciate you more. While you’re at it, there is no harm in drawing people with your wit, charm, and positive, and make them share a few smiles with you. Another facet of being comfortable with your braces is to not be camera-shy and smile away to glory, ’cause these moments won’t last forever. So, say “cheers” and smile for the camera!
Lastly, don’t let others bring you down with their disapproving looks and comments. Anyone who tries to sneer at you because of your braces seriously needs a reality check and for their own good. Simply ignore such people, smile, and move on to the people who really care about you.

Ways to Design a Good Nail Salon

They say nails reflect a woman’s self-worth. If her nails are bitten, she surely is under stress, if they are plain without a tinge of polish, she is selfless, if they are flaky with some nail polish, she puts her head into everything else, but grooming her nails, and if she has well-kept nails with a fine coat of polish, she definitely takes time out to groom herself and look beautiful. Ok now, stop looking at your fingers figuring out which amongst the above you portray. The point is, no matter what the above saying goes, ultimately, when a woman decides to pamper her nails and visits a salon; she does so not only for the treatment but also for the comfortable and relaxing ambiance. And if she happens to be impressed by the design of the nail salon, then include her name in the regular client list, and by mouth publicity she is sure to increase your client base. Now, the question arises how do you design the perfect nail salon, that leaves an impression on your clients. Well, for that you will have to keep reading.

Nail Salon Design Ideas

Comfortable Waiting Area

One of the first things your client would come across is the waiting room. The design of the waiting room will give the client a clear indication of how the treatment is going to be like. The waiting room should be designed in a way, that would make your clients want to wait and look forward to the nail treatments you offer. A sleek wooden desk, bouquets of pretty flowers, scents of some essential oils, comfortable yet stylish sofas and a bright curtain behind the check-in desk that separates the main room from the waiting room, seems perfect. Place booklets or catalogs having nail designs and styles making it easier for the client to select her design. Do not forget to place fashion magazines as well. Research shows that reading such magazines is one of the best ways to relax and feel beautiful from within.

Wall Decor And Color Pallet

I had been to a nail salon recently wherein every detail, right from the walls to the pedicure seats, had an environmental-friendly theme to it. The wall colors were non toxic, energy-efficient yet soothing, unique and rapidly renewable and recycled. Thoroughly impressive! Keep the wall decor simple yet classy, and splash colors that are soothing yet energizing. Colors affect moods of people, so play with them to get the best shade; a glance of which should have the ability to uplift one’s mood instantly. Usually calming colors work best for your clients to relax; however if you are looking at a fast paced salon warm-energizing tones would suffice the need.

As far as wall decors are concerned, don’t be afraid to display artifacts made of glass, stone or metal. You can also have wall hangings displaying the best of your works. Display of some wall murals complementing the wall colors might add to the beauty of the ambiance. Decorating the walls with mirrors is another great idea as it makes your salon look spacious and beautiful at the same time!

Lighting And Adequate Storage Space

Choose glass brown fluorescent lights, as they give the best effect of beautifully finished nails. Make use of chandeliers, candles and cane hangings. The light that these materials emit is gorgeous. Make sure the lighting matches the main decor. You can also cover the bulb with transparent papers of soft shades like pink, blue or mauve to create a unique atmosphere. While you plan your nail salon design, assign an adequate storage place for all beauty products and supplies you will need. You could go in for a glass rack displaying your products for every one to see, or a wooden sliding wardrobe accommodating all your supplies. The problem with a glass wardrobe is that you have to organize your products in order, as your clients can see through, and in case you mess up the order it might not leave a good impression on your clients. So, plan accordingly.

Equipment Used

Today, when you visit a salon you will find an array of equipment, chairs and manicure tables. Not that the clients would inspect these equipment pieces, but having the correct salon equipment will show that you care for the clients and their satisfaction. Make sure you have all the equipment to enable your stylist to work without hassles and give in their best, so that you maintain a regular client base.
For successfully starting your own nail salon, it is important to plan its design well, considering your client base and all the factors mentioned above. Make sure your salon has all and more to please your clients and have them coming back for more! All the Best!

Natural Makeup Ideas for You

One thing that every teenager learns when she starts high school, is ‘when it comes to makeup, little is more’. At least, every teenager should be taught that. That is the very reason why I am here, helping you understand the concept of ‘less is more’. Be it the Gothic look, or the Barbie doll look, either ways, one can create the effect without looking terribly made up. Trust me, guys hate women who are always clad with makeup!

Makeup Tips to Look Natural at All Ages

Makeup is a part of any and every urban woman’s lifestyle. Trust me, I cannot even imagine walking outside my front door without makeup. I guess we need it, to accentuate our features. It also gives us that boost in self-esteem (I hate to admit it, but it’s true!).

The best way to adorn yourself in makeup on a regular basis, is to make it seem like you don’t have makeup on. Yes, it is deceptive, but I think it is allowed, right? More so, this kind of makeup allows people to notice the true beauty in your features. Other women will definitely appreciate your sense of makeup and style. Put on a slight foundation that matches your skin tone. Best to stick to natural mineral makeup. Apply eyeliner; it accentuates the eyes and helps people get hypnotized by your gaze. Apply a light shade lipstick if you are going for gloss. Like a pink or a light red. If you are going for matte shades, you can afford to go with slightly darker colors, depending on your skin tone. Eye-shadow is optional. In the day time, stick to lighter shades, even if it is black, apply very lightly. At night, you can experiment with darker strokes and mixed shades.

These tips are for all women, in general. In fact, they are best suited for regular wear, like at work, school, or college.

Party Makeup

WHAT! You got that right. You can have gorgeous natural makeup on for a party as well. Apply liquid mineral makeup foundation (by now, I am sure you have realized that foundation is a given). Use eyeliner on the upper as well as the lower eyelids. Apply mascara to give your lashes a long and shiny look. Go for slight blush on to give your cheeks some color. Go for glossy lipstick, which goes naturally with your skin tone. Like, if you are fair-skinned, go for pink lip gloss, darker skinned belles can go for light browns and darker pinks. If you want a natural, yet glamorous look, you can apply eye shadow that matches with the color of your eyes or attire. Like, a natural makeup tip for blue eyes would be to go for blue eye shadow, and black eyeliner. Or if you have black eyes, and you are wearing a red dress, you can go for a light red eye shadow.

In a party, for a natural look, I strongly suggest let your hair down. You can blow dry and spray them to keep them in place all night. However, nothing beats bare open hair to make men go mad!

Punk Makeup Ideas

Ok, so if you are going for the punk look, it will not look that natural. But, even as a punk you can manage to look more natural than others. The secret to success when it comes to punk make up is the eyes! When you are going for punk makeup, give your eyes all the importance. Use colors and dark eyeliner. Be generous with the mascara on both upper and lower lashes. Also, use dark but matte lipstick shades. Go for a burgundy or a purple. The best thing about the punk look is that you can experiment all you want. However, before all that, don’t forget to apply foundation evenly, to hide your blemishes and give you an even tone. Again, mineral makeup would be a good option.

So, basically, if you are going for the punk look, you can’t really look natural. However, if you don’t overdo the makeup, you can look very elegant! I hope these techniques have helped you sort your look for better.

Ways to Get the Perfect Lips

The perfect pair of lips can really make your face look brighter, happier, and alluring. However, to look our best requires a certain amount of effort, since most of us are not blessed with movie star features.

This is the reason why we’re including these easy tips to help you primp your lips in a natural, non-cosmetic manner. Take a look.

Simple Tricks to Make Your Lips Look Perfect

Trick # 1
Lips are delicate and the skin on the lips is sensitive. So sensitive that smoking can darken it and the sun can damage it. So, make sure you use a lip balm that has a high SPF, especially if you are a smoker. The sunscreen will reduce the dehydrating impact of the cigarette and protect the lips from the harmful UV rays as well. More so, it will also help avoid discoloration as well.

Trick # 2
Make sure that you exfoliate your lips on a regular basis. Mild scrubbing with a toothbrush in a circular motion will do the trick. It will remove all the dead cells and soften the lips as well. However, always remember to moisturize your lips well after you exfoliate them. Else they will get more dehydrated than before. Weekly exfoliation should be enough, however, the time gap can be flexible as per convenience and requirement.

Trick # 3
Scrubbing the lips, lightly, with rose water and sugar also works well. Not only does it soften the lips but it also gives them a very sweet aftertaste. More so, using this method will avoid any chances of you scratching your lips. Chances of them drying are also relatively less with this method. This method of exfoliation can be used everyday as it uses sugar and rose water which are harmless for the lips.

Trick # 4
Drink plenty of water. The first body part to show the effects of dehydration are your lips. Drinking enough water in the day will make sure that your lips don’t look dry, rough or chapped. More so, every time you feel your lips getting a little dry, drink water. This will moisten them instantly. More so, drinking enough water helps make the skin glow as well, giving your face a healthy and picture-perfect look.

Trick # 5
Always use a lip balm before you put on lipstick. Not only will this make the lipstick look fresh all day, but it will also protect your lips from any chemical damage that the lipstick may cause. Apply a decently thick layer of lip balm as it gets absorbed and makes the lips look fuller. Lip balm is perfect to make sure that the lips look full and the lipstick gets applied better and doesn’t crack in the course of the day.

Trick # 6
Nightly moisturizing is the key to perfect lips. Make sure that you apply a thick layer of lip moisturizer on your lips before you go to bed. The layer should be thick enough so that your lips look white (or the color of the moisturizer). Over the night, your lips will absorb the moisturizer and it will dry out. By morning, you will have soft lips.

Trick # 7
A healthy diet is the easiest way to have perfect healthy lips. Fruits and vegetables will keep your lips gorgeously pink and hydrated.

These natural methods to hydrate and beautify your lips may take some time, so you need to be patient and diligently follow the routines. You are sure to see the results in a few weeks’ time.