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Long, lean, and limber legs that have jaw drops around the world

Long, lean, and limber legs that have jaw drops around the world

Squats till you drop
-Stand with your legs shoulder-width apart
-Sit back to a squat, bringing your fists close to your chin.
-Then bring your left leg straight behind you while extending your arms forward.
-Return to the squat position
-Continue alternating sides
As you squat, remember to keep your weight back on your heels.
Keep hips square, don’t twist.

Lunges with more movement
-Stand with your feet together and your hands on your hips.
-Then 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.

Killer Calves
Calf Raises
-Stand with torso upright
-Push up with both feet until your heels rising off the ground and calves flexed
-Hold (standing on tippy-toes) and lower
-Repeat multiple times
-Exhale while pushing up to toes; inhale when lowering back to the ground

Invisible Chair
Wall Squats
-Stand with your back against a wall
-Keep your back flush with the wall and elongated
-Move feet forward 2 feet away from the wall and shoulder-width apart
-Lower down in to sitting position (as if there were an invisible chair underneath you)
-Stay at a 90 degree angle and hold

Standing Snow Angel
Jumping Jacks
-Stand with feet together and hands by your side
-In one swift motion, move feet out to the side and arms above head
-In another swift motion return to starting position
-Repeat without pausing; feet together and arms down, feet apart and arms up

Inner Thigh Goodbye
Sumo Squats
-Take a wide stance (further than shoulder-width)
-Turn toes slightly outward
-Lower down
-Return to upright form
-Exhale when lowering, inhale when rising​ ​

Lengthening leg raises
-Lie on your back with your arms at your sides, knees bent, and your feet on the floor.
-Lift your hips toward the ceiling.
-Hold for one count and then lower back down.
-Squeeze your glutes and hamstrings at the top of the range of motion.

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A modern take on an age-old nail favourite

French Twist

French Twist
A modern take on an age-old nail favourite

Updated and thoroughly modern, the classic nude-and-white French isn’t exactly making a comeback, rather it’s being reimagined and the possibilities are endless.

French manicures of now are an art on its own thanks to colours, metallic, graphic sharps and negative space. They are anything but basic. French tips work best on nail’s natural oval or round shapes but that’s not to say square tips cannot benefit all the same. Simply move the tip to the side for a funky asymmetrical slant.

Take border nail art all the way lining the entire nail from the tip to sides to wrap around the nail bed for a bold take on graphics. Play up on colour contrast to push the style envelope further.

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 07: A model backstage at Michelle Helene Presentation September 2016 during New York Fashion Week at Pier 59 Studios on September 7, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

For a more painterly approach, use a nail art brush to create lines from the French coloured tip. Set the lines with a dry brush to blend the lines with the tip. Allow design to dry for five minutes before applying a top coat.

The cornerstone of nail art, French manicure has always been, and will continue to inspire nail art.

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Frame It Up

Over plucked your brows? Fret not, help is

Over plucked your brows? Fret not, help is at hand. Fix them in 4 simple steps.

1.​ ​Let It Grow
Give it three to four weeks for eyebrows to grow back though some may take even longer. Resist from tweezing even if you spot strays. Apply clear gel over brows to help them look groomed even when they are not on their best behaviour.

2.​ ​On Speed
Rub on growth serum just before bed to hasten regrowth. Ayurveda insists that applying castor oil speeds up hair growth.

3.​ ​Shape Up
A balanced brow that perfectly frames the face is just what the beauty doctor ordered. Angular faces will benefit from a round, soft brow to play down its chiseled jawline while a long face with look considerably shorted with a straight brow. Rule of thumb to operate off – the brow should peak where the brow bone protrudes the most. Follow your bone structure for a natural arch.

4.​ ​Improvise
For brows to look fuller, use a pencil or a gel to intensify the natural arch of the brow. Choose a colour that is two shades lighter than your eyebrow hair.

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Picture Perfect

Don’t leave it to chance to capture a perfect shot. Here are 7 steps to take for

Don’t leave it to chance to capture a perfect shot. Here are 7 steps to take for that Kodak moment

1.​ ​Fill in your eye brows
The brows frame and draw attention to the face so be sure to fill them in with powder or pencil to structure your look. Fuller and longer brows open up the eyes and adds instant depth to the face.

2.​ ​Line the inner rims of your upper lid
Mimic fuller lashes by darkening the inside of your upper eyelids. Opt for the waterproof formula that lasts and last.

3.​ ​Mascara, mascara, mascara
Don’t want your eyes to disappear in the photo? Then coat the lashes with many, many coats of mascara. Length and curl the lashes to further open up the eyes.

4.​ ​Sheer coverage
Looking flawless and looking overdone are two completely different things. Yes, by all means cover up the redness and blemishes, evening out the complexion will suffice in scoring a perfect shot. And don’t forget the ears if you’re planning on tucking the hair behind. Add a little foundation to the ears so they match the mien.

5.​ ​Blusher alert
Instead of contouring your face to death, blusher over the spots that catch the light (temples, apples of the cheeks, the nose, the chin) for a balanced and healthy flush.

6.​ ​Happy shiny lips
Fake a youthful glow with well-moisturized lips. Or you can just add a dollop of gloss.

7.​ ​Good hair day
Tame flyaway hair with hair oils then brush through with a boar bristle brush for instant [hair] volume.

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