It is said that 9/10 people suffer from dark circles beneath their eye, but I honestly think everyone struggles to keep them at bay. To win the fight, or at least reduce them to something you can manageably cover up, you need to understand why they are there.
By Trish Rohr I am starting to believe that "perfect" may be the ugliest, most vulgar, and destructive word in our language. In life there is not a ...
A few years back, my husband gave me a charming and eye-opening anniversary card. On the cover were little buttons forming the shape of a big heart. His message inside read: 'If I could give you one thing in life, I would give you the ability to see yourself through my eyes.'
Physical transformations are nothing new. Over the years, you have probably observed that people in your life have undergone anything from subtle to dramatic changes in appearance. Even you may have tried to change something about your looks.
How would it feel if it was enough to simply let your heart, as it is -- a glorious and fleeting work in progress-- shine what it must, regardless of who else might be touched by the shining?
For centuries, women have been pressured to meet changing standards of beauty. There are billion-dollar industries built on how women can look more beautiful through make up, dieting, hair products and anti-aging treatments. From birth, we as women receive an onslaught of messaging that beauty is not within but what's on the outside.
At university my friends used to call me Lipstick Lucy. Day or night, rain or shine, I wore bright red lipstick. It became my signature (literally, I would sign cards with it). I love how glamourous it makes you feel. If you've only got minutes to get ready just throw on a pair of shades, a lick of red lipstick and you're already looking fabulous!
You've failed the day you've stopped trying. In the words of my good friend, Johanna di Silentio: "Relax. You will become an adult. You will figure out your career. You will find someone who loves you. You have a whole lifetime; time takes time. The only way to fail at life is to abstain."
True beauty lets you fly. True beauty grounds you in gratitude. It grounds you, crowns you and abounds in youth. It's vibrant from the roots up so you may thrive.
It was only two years ago that I became aware of the alternative to conventional skincare: natural skincare without harsh chemicals, preservatives, or endocrine disruptors. Since then, I've gradually transitioned to "green" my skincare and makeup products.
Ask yourself why you're looking for organic products in the first place. Do you associate "organic" with other terms like "healthy" or "safe?" It's not necessarily so. An organically grown plant ingredient could cause skin allergies, for example.
Five years ago, being gay was widely seen as taboo. Three years ago, being bisexual was dismissed as being "confused." Now, the public is starting to become more comfortable with the transgender idea, but this battle is far from being won.
People in your life would be hard-pressed to ever see you without your face done up, because you live in constant fear of three phrases.
They call it the "Makeup Tax." The average woman spends $15,000 over her lifetime on makeup. And then there is the time, about 20 minutes a day -- or two weeks each year -- spent smoothing and blending and smearing. All this primping and preparing is worth it, we are told.
Why should makeup be time consuming? If you don't have time to go through a 37 step cosmetic routine, but still want to look reasonably attractive, these tips are for you.
As a lifestyle television producer, former red carpet fashion reporter and beauty guru, I'm always looking for the latest/greatest thing when it comes to my skin care. With the Canadian climate currently in transition from summer to fall, it's time to talk summer skin recovery.