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9 Things Beauty Addicts Want You To Understand

9 Things Beauty Addicts Want You To Understand

It is hard to explain our motives to anyone, because we do have a love-hate relationship with make-up. It is like we need it every time we leave the house. It is just that we are looking for way to make our beautiful skin stand out. But this always means that we have to use more makeup. We really want you to understand our motives and stop asking the wrong questions.

1. We spend so much on beauty products

We are concerned about looking good. And we are willing to dig deep into our pockets to make sure we achieve our desire of buying whatever new beauty products that will advance our cause of being the beautiful person we can be.

2. We are beauty experts

We can be consulted about any beauty products. We have made ourselves so relevant to the world of beauty trends and its products that we are practically experts. We know everything that should be known about beauty products from colors, brands to various prices.

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3. We are always doing our research

We don’t get stuck with any products. We are thoroughly informed and will spend an incredible amount of time, from watching YouTube videos to researching new makeup techniques to improving our art and skills of being the ideal beautician.

4. We don’t see “making up” as hard work

While others may frown at the incredible amount of time and energy we have to spend on looking good, we see it as easy work and feel it is fun accomplishing what we love doing. We can spend time making sure we get the perfect product on our face. We can’t simply tolerate average. We want to be perfect with our makeup.

5. We worry about everything that can go wrong with our face

Although we feel that makeup can fix everything, we are always anxious about anything that can go wrong with our face. We are worried that the rain might wash away our eyebrows. We are worried about what a cry or hug could do to our makeup. We are always worried about going out a in a less than perfect face.

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6. We don’t believe in the word “long-lasting”

There is nothing like a “long-lasting” make-up to us. What others will consider to be long-lasting makup will be reapplied by us more than 3 times a day. On special occasions, 6 times. We don’t believe in the claim of any makeup to be long-lasting, the best way to make it long-lasting is to reapply again and again.

7. We seem to stain everything that comes our way

Our bathroom sink and dresser will always be covered in orange finger prints and mascara marks.

A lot of our coats, shirts and bags will have some sort of make-up marks on them.

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We also are great at putting some marks on our boyfriend’s pillow and t-shirts.

8. We are the kings and queens of the restroom

We can never stop experimenting on what makeup is ideal for us. And what better place to keep on making attempts on beautifying our face can be better than the restroom.

Yes we can walk into a restroom with a red lipstick on, and walk out with a pink lipstick on. We command the restroom with our proficiency of making sure we look more appealing. And when people notice our drama, they still consider us to be the favorite person they need to borrow some mascara from.

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9. We really are tired of hearing that “we don’t need makeup.”

We don’t understand this phrase that we look fine without wearing a makeup. Can others stop saying this and stop implying that we look pretty without a makeup, because wearing a makeup isn’t just about making us prettier, it is about establishing our identity and presence anywhere we go to.

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Last Updated on September 18, 2020

7 Simple Rules to Live by to Get in Shape in Two Weeks

7 Simple Rules to Live by to Get in Shape in Two Weeks

Learning how to get in shape and set goals is important if you’re looking to live a healthier lifestyle and get closer to your goal weight. While this does require changes to your daily routine, you’ll find that you are able to look and feel better in only two weeks.

Over the years, I’ve learned a lot about what it takes to get in shape. Although anyone can cover the basics (eat right and exercise), there are some things that I could only learn through trial and error. Let’s cover some of the most important points for how to get in shape in two weeks.

1. Exercise Daily

It is far easier to make exercise a habit if it is a daily one. If you aren’t exercising at all, I recommend starting by exercising a half hour every day. When you only exercise a couple times per week, it is much easier to turn one day off into three days off, a week off, or a month off.

If you are already used to exercising, switching to three or four times a week to fit your schedule may be preferable, but it is a lot harder to maintain a workout program you don’t do every day.

Be careful to not repeat the same exercise routine each day. If you do an intense ab workout one day, try switching it up to general cardio the next. You can also squeeze in a day of light walking to break up the intensity.

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2. Duration Doesn’t Substitute for Intensity

Once you get into the habit of regular exercise, where do you go if you still aren’t reaching your goals? Most people will solve the problem by exercising for longer periods of time, turning forty-minute workouts into two hour stretches. Not only does this drain your time, but it doesn’t work particularly well.

One study shows that “exercising for a whole hour instead of a half does not provide any additional loss in either body weight or fat”[1].

This is great news for both your schedule and your levels of motivation. You’ll likely find it much easier to exercise for 30 minutes a day instead of an hour. In those 30 minutes, do your best to up the intensity to your appropriate edge to get the most out of the time.

3. Acknowledge Your Limits

Many people get frustrated when they plateau in their weight loss or muscle gaining goals as they’re learning how to get in shape. Everyone has an equilibrium and genetic set point where their body wants to remain. This doesn’t mean that you can’t achieve your fitness goals, but don’t be too hard on yourself if you are struggling to lose weight or put on muscle.

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Acknowledging a set point doesn’t mean giving up, but it does mean realizing the obstacles you face.

Expect to hit a plateau in your own fitness results[2]. When you expect a plateau, you can manage around it so you can continue your progress at a more realistic rate. When expectations meet reality, you can avoid dietary crashes.

4. Eat Healthy, Not Just Food That Looks Healthy

Know what you eat. Don’t fuss over minutia like whether you’re getting enough Omega 3’s or tryptophan, but be aware of the big things. Look at the foods you eat regularly and figure out whether they are healthy or not. Don’t get fooled by the deceptively healthy snacks just pretending to be good for you.

The basic nutritional advice includes:

  • Eat unprocessed foods
  • Eat more veggies
  • Use meat as a side dish, not a main course
  • Eat whole grains, not refined grains[3]

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Eat whole grains when you want to learn how to get in shape.

    5. Watch Out for Travel

    Don’t let a four-day holiday interfere with your attempts when you’re learning how to get in shape. I don’t mean that you need to follow your diet and exercise plan without any excursion, but when you are in the first few weeks, still forming habits, be careful that a week long break doesn’t terminate your progress.

    This is also true of schedule changes that leave you suddenly busy or make it difficult to exercise. Have a backup plan so you can be consistent, at least for the first month when you are forming habits.

    If travel is on your schedule and can’t be avoided, make an exercise plan before you go[4], and make sure to pack exercise clothes and an exercise mat as motivation to keep you on track.

    6. Start Slow

    Ever start an exercise plan by running ten miles and then puking your guts out? Maybe you aren’t that extreme, but burnout is common early on when learning how to get in shape. You have a lifetime to be healthy, so don’t try to go from couch potato to athletic superstar in a week.

    If you are starting a running regime, for example, run less than you can to start. Starting strength training? Work with less weight than you could theoretically lift. Increasing intensity and pushing yourself can come later when your body becomes comfortable with regular exercise.

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    7. Be Careful When Choosing a Workout Partner

    Should you have a workout partner? That depends. Workout partners can help you stay motivated and make exercising more fun. But they can also stop you from reaching your goals.

    My suggestion would be to have a workout partner, but when you start to plateau (either in physical ability, weight loss/gain, or overall health) and you haven’t reached your goals, consider mixing things up a bit.

    If you plateau, you may need to make changes to continue improving. In this case it’s important to talk to your workout partner about the changes you want to make, and if they don’t seem motivated to continue, offer a thirty day break where you both try different activities.

    I notice that guys working out together tend to match strength after a brief adjustment phase. Even if both are trying to improve, something seems to stall improvement once they reach a certain point. I found that I was able to lift as much as 30-50% more after taking a short break from my regular workout partner.

    Final Thoughts

    Learning how to get in shape in as little as two weeks sounds daunting, but if you’re motivated and have the time and energy to devote to it, it’s certainly possible.

    Find an exercise routine that works for you, eat healthy, drink lots of water, and watch as the transformation begins.

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