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5 Winter Eyeshadow Colors For 2015

5 Winter Eyeshadow Colors For 2015

You’ve been standing at the Nars eyeshadow counter for the last twenty minutes trying to decide between pale pink, beige pink, or shimmery pink salmon. Everyone’s been there! Finding the right eyeshadow can sometimes be overwhelming and most definitely a journey of trial and error. Here are some trending options to help narrow your search before you reach the counter this Winter.

    NARS

    Color: Portobello –matte neutral beige/matte warm beige

    $35.00 Duo Eyeshadow

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    If you’ve been keeping up with the current beauty trends, you’ll know this fall it’s all about the bare face and bold dark lip. This gorgeous eyeshadow duo by NARS is truly your one-stop destination this winter. The neutral beige is the perfect color for the inner corners of the eyes while the warm beige blends beautifully from the middle to the outer crease. This beige duo will instantly brighten up your eyes for a fresh face look. This eyeshadow duo is the perfect color combination for your chic, black work suit and bold red lip. Regardless how wild your Thursday night was, you’ll come to work looking, refreshed and wide-eyed with these natural looking shades.

      NARS

      Color: Malacca- iridescent peacock

      $25.00 Single Eyeshadow

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      This iridescent green will have heads turning as it adds just the right amount of pop to your holiday party dress. This mermaid green as I like to call it, works beautifully alongside brown pallets, and pairs especially well with brown eyes. Focus this color in the outer crease of the eyelid, blending into color into a V-shape toward the middle of your lid. If you want a little less pop, use a damp, thin, angled brush and stenciling the color into your top lash line. I see this pairing nicely with that LBD and gold pumps or dare I say a sequined black dress for New Years!

        Make Up For Ever

        Color: Pinky Beige (iridescent)

        $21.00 Artist Shadow

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        If you’re looking for a more natural color, this iridescent pinky beige shadow is your go-to gal! The shimmer brightens the eyes and adds a subtle shade of pink to the lids. I would recommend using this color as an all over base for that “no makeup makeup look” or in the inner corner of the lids to highlight and open up the eyes. This color would look beautiful with black leggings and an oversized, off-the-shoulder cream sweater and brown knee-high boots.

        Urban Decay

          Color: Secret Service- soft cool brown matte

          $19.00 — Eyeshadow

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          It’s no secret; I’m devoted to my brown eyeshadows. This almost taupe-like brown should be a staple in every girl’s eyeshadow collection. It’s so versatile! I see it as the perfect crease color for evening or daytime. If you’re going for the more natural look, this is a great because it doesn’t have any shimmer to it, which can sometimes look more done up. Although this color could easily compliment any outfit, I would pair it with cuffed denim and a chic navy blazer over a white v-neck tee.

            Buxom

            Color: Lingerie Lover- matte mauve

            $12.00 Eye Shadow Bar Single Eyeshadow

            This color is such a beautiful mauve, and truly, a girl can never go wrong with mauve. For those girls who want more pizzazz than the bare eye look, but less bold than the smokey eye, this color falls nicely in the middle. This looks lovely as a base lid color or if you want to add a little definition to a natural eye look, add this to the crease for subtle drama. I envision this with a matching mauve lip, chunky grey scarf and fitted pea coat for those cold, crisp morning walks through Central Park.

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            The Ultimate Guide to Help You Sleep Through the Night Tonight

            The Ultimate Guide to Help You Sleep Through the Night Tonight

            It’s well past midnight and you’ve got to get up in less than six hours. You toss and turn all night. Before you know it, another hour passes by and you start panicking.

            If I don’t get to sleep in the next 30 minutes, I’m going to be exhausted tomorrow!”

            One thing is for sure, you’re not alone. Over 70M+ Americans have stated that they don’t get the proper sleep they need at night.[1] So what could possibly be causing this insomnia epidemic?

            Throughout my entrepreneurial journey of building my language learning company, I have experimented and researched dozens of best sleep practices. Some have flopped but a few have dramatically improved the quality of my life and work.

            In this article, I’ll look into the reason why you’re sleep deprived and how to sleep through the night tonight.

            Why you can’t sleep through the night

            The first step to improving anything is getting to the bottom of the root problem. Different studies have shown the reasons why most people cannot sleep well at night.[2] Here are the main ones that the average person faces:

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            Stress

            If you’ve ever stayed up at night worrying about something, know that it’s a major sleep inhibitor. When you’re feeling stress, your mind and body becomes more activated, making it incredibly difficult to fall asleep. Even when you do manage to sleep, it won’t be deep enough to help you feel rested the next day.

            Exposure to blue light before sleep time

            We’re exposed to harmful blue light on a daily basis through the use of our digital screens. If you’ve never heard of blue light, it’s part of the visible light spectrum that suppresses melatonin, our sleep hormones. Other harmful effects include digital eye strains and macular cellular damage.

            While daytime exposure to blue light is not very harmful, night time exposure tricks our brain into thinking it’s daytime. By keeping your brain alert and suppressing melatonin, your mind is unable to shut down and relax before bedtime.

            Eating close to bedtime

            Eating too late can actually be an issue for many people, especially those who are older than 40. The reason is, eating before laying down increases the chances of Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), in which stomach acid backflows into the esophagus.

            Another reason not to eat too late is sleep quality. Even if you manage to sleep right after eating, it’s likely that you’ll wake up tired. Instead of letting your body rest during sleep, it has to digest the food that was entered before bedtime.

            Rule of thumb: eat 3-4 hours before bedtime.

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            Medical conditions

            In some cases, it could be medical conditions that cause your sleep problems. If you can’t relate yourself to the above reasons or any of these common sleep problem causes, you should visit the doctor.

            The vicious sleep cycle

            The biggest danger to repeating the bad habits mentioned above is the negative cycle that it can take you through. A bad night’s sleep can affect not only your energy but your willpower and decision making skills.

            Here’s an example of a bad sleep pattern:

            You get a bad night’s sleep
            –> You feel tired and stressful throughout the day.
            –> You compensate it with unhealthy habits (for example junk food, skipping exercises, watching Netflix etc.)
            –> You can’t sleep well (again) the next night.

              You can imagine what could happen if this cycle repeats over a longer period of time.

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              How to sleep better (throughout the night)

              To help you break the vicious cycle and stop waking up in the middle of the night, I’ll explain to you a list of actionable steps to solve your trouble staying asleep.

              1. Take control over the last 90 minutes of your night

              What you do (or don’t do) before bedtime have significant impact on the quality of your sleep. Many times, it can be the difference between staying up until 4am and sleeping like a baby.

              Here are a few suggestions:

              • Go from light to dark – Darkness stimulates production of the sleep hormone melatonin. Turn off unused light around the house, and think about investing into warm light that you can use in the bedroom before bedtime.
              • Avoid screens (or wear blue light blocking glasses) – Keep the bedroom a technology-free zone as the light from electronic devices can disturb your sleep. If you need to work, wear blue light blocking glasses (also known as computer glasses) throughout or before you sleep to prevent sleep disruption.
              • Find an activity that helps you to wind down  This could be anything that calms you down, and reduces thinking (especially unnecessary stress). Fir example, listening to soothing/good feel music, taking a hot bath, reading or meditating.
              • Keep any electronics you have on the other side of the room or outside the room – One of the most harmful things that can disrupt your sleep is the notifications you get from your smartphones. The simplest way to avoid this is to keep it away from you.
              • Create a bedtime routine – A night routine is a couple of things you do prior to going to bed. By doing these things every night, you’ll have a more restful and high-quality sleep. Learn how to pick up a night routine here: The Ultimate Night Routine Guide to Sleep Better and Wake Up Productive

              2. Eat the right nutrients (and avoid the wrong ones)

              What you eat (not just when we eat) plays a critical role in your sleep quality. If you’re ever in doubt of what to eat to improve your sleep, take the following into consideration:

              • Kiwi – This green fruit may be the ultimate pre-bed snack. When volunteers ate two kiwis an hour before hitting the hay, they slept almost a full extra hour. Kiwis are full of vitamins C and E, serotonin and folate—all of which may help you snooze.
              • Soy foods – Foods made with soy such as tofu, miso and edamame, are rich in isoflavones. These compounds increase the production of serotonin, a brain chemical that influences the body’s sleep-wake cycle.
              • Fiber-rich foods – Eating more fiber could be key for better sleep. Eating fiber was associated with more restorative slow-wave sleep—the more you eat, the better you sleep—per a study published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. Fiber prevents blood sugar surges that may lower melatonin. Get a fiber boost from beans, artichokes, bran cereal and quinoa.
              • Salmon – Most fish, especially salmon, halibut and tuna boost vitamin B6, which is needed to make melatonin— a sleep-inducing hormone triggered by darkness.

              3. Adjust your sleep temperature

              Once you’ve gone through the first 2 recommendations, the last step to experiment with is temperature. According to Sleep.org, the ideal temperature for sleep is 60-67 Farenheit. This may be cooler than what most people are used to, but keep in mind that our body temperature changes once we fall asleep.

              Rule of thumb: sleeping in cooler temperature is better for sleep quality than warmer temperature.

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              Find out how to maintain the optimal temperature to sleep better here: How to Sleep Faster with the Best Temperature

              Sleep better form now on

              Congrats on making it to the end of this guide on sleep. If you’re serious about taking the necessary steps in improving your sleep, remember to take it one step at a time.

              I recommend trying just one of the steps mentioned such as taking a hot bath, blocking out blue light at night, or sleeping in cooler temperature. From there, see how it impacts your sleep quality and you can keep doing what works, and throw away what doesn’t.

              As long as you follow these steps cautiously and diligently, I know you’ll see improved results in your sleep!

              Featured photo credit: pixabay via pixabay.com

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