Friday, April 29, 2016

Invasion of the Beauty Products



Have you ever sat down and thought about how many products women are expected to use every day? Specifically speaking, health/beauty products. It's insane. Just one look in my bathroom vanity and you'll see hundreds of bottles and packages of hygienic items that are suppose to make me clean, healthy, pretty or some combination of the three.

With my new found love of Ulta, and my monthly Ipsy subscription, it's been on my mind lately how utterly overwhelming the amount of products one person is expected to use. I mean, it's obscene.

Just off the top of my head, here are the items I own and/or ones owned by female friends:

Hair
 shampoo

 conditioner
 hair spray
 mousse
 thickening spray
 heat protector
 detangler
 dry shampoo
 frizz serium
 styling gel
 leave-in conditioner

Face
 cleanser

 exfoliator
 toner
 moisturizer
 anti aging
 lifting
 acne prevention
 acne treatment
 masks
 face mist
 tweezers
 blackhead strips
 teeth whitening strips
 contact lense solution

Makeup
 primer
 eye primer
 foundation 
 concealer
 powder
 eye shadow
 eye liner
 mascara
 eye brow filler
 highlighter
 bronzer
 blush
 finishing powder
 lip exfoliators
 chap stick
 lip stick
 lip gloss
 lip liner
 makeup remover 

Body
 body wash

 sunscreen
 body lotion
 deodorant
 tanning lotion
 perfume


Hands
 cuticle cream

 base coat
 top coat
 nail polish
 nail polish remover
 nail trimmer
 nail file
 cuticle cutter
 nail buffer

That's 59 things just off the top of my head. That doesn't include hundreds of products in beauty stores whose purposes I have yet to discover. 

I mean, this is beyond absurd. How is one person expected to keep up with a routine that includes all of these on a daily or even weekly basis? Not to mention affording all of these.

I do what I can with the necessities, but I think this just speaks to today's society. Outrageous expectations of beauty mixed with the age of everyone selling us something has created the invasion of beauty products.

My brain hurts.

TGIT.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Protecting Your Pet, No Matter The Scenario

This is a contributed post, written by Laura Scott.


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Once you bring your pet home, it is your responsibility to protect them from everything. Be it other people and strangers, other pets or nasty things like ticks and loud noises, you’ll want to be ready. So, with this in mind, here are a handful of things your pet may one day need protection from, and how to provide this sufficiently.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

3 Wonderful Ways To Celebrate Someone's Memory

This is a contributed post, written by Laura Scott.

It is one of the hardest things in life but also one of the most common. Bereavement or losing someone we love can happen at any time. Whether it is sudden or somewhat expected, it still feels like a shock and is always painful. But after we’ve had some time to grieve and heal, one of the best things we can do is to truly celebrate their memory. No-one would want to be remembered for negative or painful times, so try to celebrate the positive, happy times you had together. We all grieve in our own personal ways and for some it is a very private time. For others, they need company, support, and communication. Be mindful of the way your family or friends might grieve and be prepared to compromise on how best to celebrate a memory. If you’ve reached a stage when you’re ready to look back and celebrate, consider this ideas for inspiration.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

4 Careers For People That Want To Make A Difference

Are you fed up with your current job and feel like you have something more to offer society? If so, there are some rewarding alternatives out there that might be of interest. And, it’s almost never too late to try your hand at something new. So, whether you are starting out in life, or need a change, read on. We’re going to take a look at four rewarding careers for people that want to make a difference.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

3 Simple Steps To Make Exercise A Habit





When we first begin our fitness journey, motivation is probably dripping from our pores. We’re fully energised and enthusiastic, ready to make a change to our lives. We’ve read up on all relevant blogs and magazines. Maybe we’ve joined a new gym or an online community. Perhaps we’re just about to start a twelve week programme or some other regime. When we first begin, it’s hard to stop us. We will actually find excuses to exercise. We make time, we plan ahead, and we feel great afterwards. That feeling of accomplishment and taking control is difficult to beat. So if we feel all that so intensely, why does it disappear so quickly? 

How To Keep Your Whole Family Fit And Healthy

Most people do their best to stay fit and healthy. You might even work quite hard at it, trying to refine your technique. If nothing else, it’s good just to get out for some fresh air. Perhaps you have a preferred way for keeping fit and healthy. Walking, jogging and running are some of the best forms of exercise for this. But all those miles aren’t enough to ensure good health. There’s plenty more we can all be doing.
Many family households are busy, bustling places. Kids, adults and pets are all living together and that can be chaotic at times. It doesn’t matter who lives with you. You’ve got to make sure everyone under your roof is fit and healthy. Cats and dogs are all different characters, just like the rest of us. And just like humans, they want to be out in the fresh air too.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Love Makeup? How To Get Involved In The Industry!

The big wide world of makeup seems far more accessible in this day and age, what with the amount of tutorials you can find online. Suddenly, girls with no training at all are finding ways to do their makeup like MUAs, and they look absolutely incredible! Some people berate people who love makeup, but there’s nothing wrong with it. Makeup can help with confidence, self esteem, and it’s a lot of fun! If you love makeup and you’re thinking about getting into the industry, here’s some advice that will help you:


Use Free Resources Available to You
There are a ton of free resources available to you. You can find free online courses, and even just YouTube tutorials that can teach you so many techniques and methods. Make the most of these resources and learn as much as you can. You won’t have a qualification, but they could very well save you some money and help you to broaden your horizons when it comes to the makeup industry.