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Allure Kit: The No Makeup Look

The first step in achieving this look involves application of BB cream

Set the Foundation

The first step in achieving this look involves application of BB cream. Make sure that your face is clean and the skin moisturized. Apply the foundation and wait for a few minutes before applying tinted moisturizer. The idea is for your skin to retain its natural tone without looking uneven. For best results, make sure that you blend both the cream and moisturizer with clean fingertips.

Take care of Blemishes

If you are going down the no-makeup route, then you can’t keep piling layer upon layer of concealer on your face to hide one blemish! Everything must look natural and you can achieve this look by using a hydrating concealer. Use a small amount and cover any blemishes with its help.

The right way of applying concealer is to wait several minutes after you have moisturized your skin. Next, dab the concealer with light movements and wait for several minutes again. Lastly, start gently tapping the concealed area to help it blend in.

No Powder at all

The best way to approach a no-makeup look is by keeping away from all sorts of powders. This means that you can’t use your favorite shade of blush, if it is in powdered form. Instead, reach for the cream blush that will leave your skin with a natural looking glow.

It is easy to apply cream blushes and you can do it by hand or with a brush, depending on whichever makes you more comfortable. Begin with your cheeks, applying the blush at the apples and using forward with upward strokes to cover the hairline.

Try to keep the color on the front of your face, so that it makes you look younger. If you want to visualize what the blush should look like, then you can use the color of your flushed face after exercise as your guide.

Eyebrows Come Next

Once you are done with the blush application, it will be time to focus on your eyebrows. The first thing that you need to do is comb them, so you can spot any missing hair. If you find nay, lightly fill them with a gel. Too much gel and the whole focus of the look will be stolen by your eyebrows. The idea is to leave behind brows that are well defined.

Go Easy on the Rest

You can choose between skipping eyeliner or applying some on the top lash line. Next, apply brown-black mascara to curled top lashes. Complete the look with some tinted lip balm applied to the lips.

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Things should not be overlooked

This is makeup prep moisturizer with a sheer cream to

Tom Ford Radiant Moisture Soufflé

This is makeup prep moisturizer with a sheer cream to brighten bare skin or great under foundation for some glow.

Battington Lashes

Faux lash are fo real in style. Battington lashes will make you think twice about ever buying cheaping lashes again. A major bonus is their ability to be be reused up to 25 times.

La Prairie Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Serum

This is the best anti-aging product currently to hit the market. La Prairie’s newest formulation glides on the skin preventing future age marks and leaves a radiant glow on the skin.

The Body Shop Shade Adjusting Drops

Finding a foundation to fit your skin color is a struggle, but one drop of the white liquid to your favorite foundation and its strong yellow undertone will be instantly neutralized. After mixing, you will be left with a new color that is just right. It’s almost like magic.

Make Beauty Moonlight Primer

Make Beauty’s Moonlight Primer offers protection from harmful UV and HEV rays that normal sunscreens don’t prevent. The serum also smoothes skin for a flawless look.

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Bootylicious

Try this simple butt toning sequence to have a juicy round derrieré

Get your booty in tip top shape for so you look fly in jeans, shorts, or swimwear!

Try this simple butt toning sequence to have a juicy round derrieré.

Hip-Lift Progression
Lie on your back with your arms at your sides and your feet on the floor with bent knees.
Lift your hips toward the ceiling. Hold, and then lower back down.
Squeeze your glutes and hamstrings while your hips are pressed towards the ceiling.
To make this exercise more difficult, extend one leg at the top of the lift and keep your thighs parallel.
Then lower back slowly to the floor.
Repeat this exercise for 30 seconds; switch sides and do the move for another 30 seconds on the other leg.


Leg Raises
Stand with your feet hip-width apart and hold a 5-pound dumbbell in each hand. If you do not have a dumbbell, find 2 filled water bottles or something similar of equal weight.
Bend your right leg and raise it about three inches off the floor.
Extend both arms in front of you at chest height and your palms facing down.
Keep your arms straight and raise your left arm above your head and hold for 3 counts, then return to chest height.
Continue alternating arm rises.
Do eight in total, four reps on each arm.
Switch legs and do eight more reps while standing on your right leg.


Kick-Back Squat
Stand with your legs shoulder-width apart.
Sit back to a squat and bring your fists close to your chin.
Then bring your left leg straight behind you while extending your arms straight forward.
Return to the squat position and repeat on the other side.
Continue for one minute or longer.
As you squat, keep your hips square and remember to keep your weight on your heels.


Weighted Squats
Start with your feet shoulder-width apart and dumbbells or some form of weights by your thighs.
Squat down as if you were going to sit in a chair, keeping your weight over your heels.
Squeeze your glutes and return to start position.
Do 15-20 reps.
Keep your weight in your heels, making sure your knees do not go further forward than your toes.
Advanced level: Try it without the weights, but jump explosively and land in the squat position.

Fitness woman. Slim woman with dumbbells.

Explosive Lunges
Stand with your feet together and your hands on your hips.
Lunge forward with your right leg.
Jump up, switch legs in midair, and land with your left leg in a forward lunge.
Continue these explosive lunges, alternating sides, for one minute or more.
Push off the floor with both feet with your front knee bent in a 90 degree angle and aligned over your ankle.

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Have you heard of do-it-yourself gel nails?

For nails that last longer and shine brighter, many have

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Have you heard of do-it-yourself gel nails?


For nails that last longer and shine brighter, many have turned to gel nails that can only be achieved with the help of a trained manicurist. But with the recent launch of Sally Hansen’s Miracle Gel TM collection that is said to be the only true two-step, DIY gel manicure, making a trip to the manicurist is a thing of the past.

After the basecoat, apply the Miracle Gel varnish for unparalleled shine that lasts up to 14 days. The smooth consistency of the varnish glides on easily. Two coats would suffice but for a saturated tone, add a third coat. To finish off, we recommend applying a top-coat that also has a gel consistency. ​

To remove, use nail polish remover as you would normally. Soak cotton pads and let them sit on nails for a minute before rubbing off varnish. Yes, it is that simple to DIY gel nails.

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