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5 Beauty Lifehacks You Can Learn from Fashion Week for Spring

5 Beauty Lifehacks You Can Learn from Fashion Week for Spring

Two times a year, Fashion Week comes to New York City and with it brings the world’s top beauty experts. The backstage pros, such as beauty experts and make up artists, gave up some of their beauty secrets. These beauty lifehacks from this springs New York Fashion Week are easy to achieve in the real world. You’ll be up to date with the latest looks with simple solutions that are quick. If you’ve got a lot of money to spend, you’ll find high end products on Sephora. If you’re looking for your dollar to stretch a little further, check out great discounts online for this seasons make up and hair products.

1. Best Practice for Keeping Glitter Make Up On

Glitter is coming back and it’s being used to give a fierce look. The beauty secret is this: use lip gloss as the adhesive agent. You put a layer of lip gloss wherever you want glitter and then put a layer of course glitter over top. To perfect where the glitter goes, especially on eyelids, you can use surgical tape. It’s much less sticky and you can use it to remove any residual glitter from your face.

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To add sparkles to your face, you can use a thick cream instead of using glue. This keeps the face moisturized as well as making the sparkles stick.

2. Contouring is Queen

Contouring your face enhances your beautiful features. The technique has long been used in fashion, but it was big talk at Fashion Week in New York, indicating it’s part of the season’s look. So here’s the beauty secret: use short, quick strokes when you add your bronzer to the hollow area of your cheeks. This will give you a natural-looking shadow.

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A new discovery for the bronzer was creating a subtle tan on the face. Just put some bronzer gently across your nose, forehead and apples of the cheeks. Voila! You have just been sun-kissed.

3. The Moody Eye and the Bright Smokey Eye

At Fashion Week, the moody eye was toned down from black to gray. Regardless of the tone-down, there is still a concern of the messy raccoon eyes. Here’s the secret from beauty experts, layer powder shadows with cream shadows. this is the perfect formula to avoid makeup from smearing.

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For the bright smokey eye, begin with a colored cream shadow on the eyelids. Take a long, full bodied shadow brush and buff the color outwards. To further diffuse the edges, use concealer.

4. Easy Tricks for Nail Art

To achieve a splatter effect on your nails, use a bobby pin or stir-stick to pick up nail polish. Then blow the polish over your nails.

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To get the perfect nude nails, it’s easier to achieve when you layer them. You to change a polish that is too pale by adding a warmer nude tone over top. If there’s a formula that’s too opaque, you can dilute it with some drops of clear coat.

5. Hair Secrets to Get the Hottest Fashion Week Looks

One of the top desired hairstyles at fashion week was the slept in waves. To achieve the look, you’ll want to use your flat iron. Bend the hair naturally and clip it with the hair iron. As you release your hair, make little S shapes. Leave the end straight.

Another trick for the beach waves look is to do it the old fashioned way. Create ropy waves with a diffuser which you’ll place over a blow-dryer. Use some kind of prepping spray that will hold the strands as you scrunch them. Blast your hair as you scrunch. You can achieve extra volume at the roots by flipping your head upside down and scrunching your hair as you blow dry with the diffuser from the underside.

Featured photo credit: Girl Playfully Laughing Whilst Sitting On A Boat At The Beach/Ed Gregory via stokpic.com

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Last Updated on March 13, 2019

How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

Have you gotten into a rut before? Or are you in a rut right now?

You know you’re in a rut when you run out of ideas and inspiration. I personally see a rut as a productivity vacuum. It might very well be a reason why you aren’t getting results. Even as you spend more time on your work, you can’t seem to get anything constructive done. While I’m normally productive, I get into occasional ruts (especially when I’ve been working back-to-back without rest). During those times, I can spend an entire day in front of the computer and get nothing done. It can be quite frustrating.

Over time, I have tried and found several methods that are helpful to pull me out of a rut. If you experience ruts too, whether as a working professional, a writer, a blogger, a student or other work, you will find these useful. Here are 12 of my personal tips to get out of ruts:

1. Work on the small tasks.

When you are in a rut, tackle it by starting small. Clear away your smaller tasks which have been piling up. Reply to your emails, organize your documents, declutter your work space, and reply to private messages.

Whenever I finish doing that, I generate a positive momentum which I bring forward to my work.

2. Take a break from your work desk.

Get yourself away from your desk and go take a walk. Go to the washroom, walk around the office, go out and get a snack.

Your mind is too bogged down and needs some airing. Sometimes I get new ideas right after I walk away from my computer.

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3. Upgrade yourself

Take the down time to upgrade yourself. Go to a seminar. Read up on new materials (#7). Pick up a new language. Or any of the 42 ways here to improve yourself.

The modern computer uses different typefaces because Steve Jobs dropped in on a calligraphy class back in college. How’s that for inspiration?

4. Talk to a friend.

Talk to someone and get your mind off work for a while.

Talk about anything, from casual chatting to a deep conversation about something you really care about. You will be surprised at how the short encounter can be rejuvenating in its own way.

5. Forget about trying to be perfect.

If you are in a rut, the last thing you want to do is step on your own toes with perfectionist tendencies.

Just start small. Do what you can, at your own pace. Let yourself make mistakes.

Soon, a little trickle of inspiration will come. And then it’ll build up with more trickles. Before you know it, you have a whole stream of ideas.

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6. Paint a vision to work towards.

If you are continuously getting in a rut with your work, maybe there’s no vision inspiring you to move forward.

Think about why you are doing this, and what you are doing it for. What is the end vision in mind?

Make it as vivid as possible. Make sure it’s a vision that inspires you and use that to trigger you to action.

7. Read a book (or blog).

The things we read are like food to our brain. If you are out of ideas, it’s time to feed your brain with great materials.

Here’s a list of 40 books you can start off with. Stock your browser with only the feeds of high quality blogs, such as Lifehack.org, DumbLittleMan, Seth Godin’s Blog, Tim Ferris’ Blog, Zen Habits or The Personal Excellence Blog.

Check out the best selling books; those are generally packed with great wisdom.

8. Have a quick nap.

If you are at home, take a quick nap for about 20-30 minutes. This clears up your mind and gives you a quick boost. Nothing quite like starting off on a fresh start after catching up on sleep.

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9. Remember why you are doing this.

Sometimes we lose sight of why we do what we do, and after a while we become jaded. A quick refresher on why you even started on this project will help.

What were you thinking when you thought of doing this? Retrace your thoughts back to that moment. Recall why you are doing this. Then reconnect with your muse.

10. Find some competition.

Nothing quite like healthy competition to spur us forward. If you are out of ideas, then check up on what people are doing in your space.

Colleagues at work, competitors in the industry, competitors’ products and websites, networking conventions.. you get the drill.

11. Go exercise.

Since you are not making headway at work, might as well spend the time shaping yourself up.

Sometimes we work so much that we neglect our health and fitness. Go jog, swim, cycle, whichever exercise you prefer.

As you improve your physical health, your mental health will improve, too. The different facets of ourselves are all interlinked.

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Here’re 15 Tips to Restart the Exercise Habit (and How to Keep It).

12. Take a good break.

Ruts are usually signs that you have been working too long and too hard. It’s time to get a break.

Beyond the quick tips above, arrange for a 1-day or 2-days of break from your work. Don’t check your (work) emails or do anything work-related. Relax and do your favorite activities. You will return to your work recharged and ready to start.

Contrary to popular belief, the world will not end from taking a break from your work. In fact, you will be much more ready to make an impact after proper rest. My best ideas and inspiration always hit me whenever I’m away from my work.

Take a look at this to learn the importance of rest: The Importance of Scheduling Downtime

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