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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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Why Assuming Positive Intent Is an Amazing Productivity Driver

Why Assuming Positive Intent Is an Amazing Productivity Driver

Assuming positive intent is an important contributor to quality of life.

Most people appreciate the dividends such a mindset produces in the realm of relationships. How can relationships flourish when you don’t assume intentions that may or may not be there? And how their partner can become an easier person to be around as a result of such a shift? Less appreciated in the GTD world, however, is the productivity aspect of this “assume positive intent” perspective.

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Most of us are guilty of letting our minds get distracted, our energy sapped, or our harmony compromised by thinking about what others woulda, coulda, shoulda.  How we got wronged by someone else.  How a friend could have been more respectful.  How a family member could have been less selfish.

However, once we evolve to understanding the folly of this mindset, we feel freer and we become more productive professionally due to the minimization of unhelpful, distracting thoughts.

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The leap happens when we realize two things:

  1. The self serving benefit from giving others the benefit of the doubt.
  2. The logic inherent in the assumption that others either have many things going on in their lives paving the way for misunderstandings.

Needless to say, this mindset does not mean that we ought to not confront people that are creating havoc in our world.  There are times when we need to call someone out for inflicting harm in our personal lives or the lives of others.

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Indra Nooyi, Chairman and CEO of Pepsi, says it best in an interview with Fortune magazine:

My father was an absolutely wonderful human being. From ecent emailhim I learned to always assume positive intent. Whatever anybody says or does, assume positive intent. You will be amazed at how your whole approach to a person or problem becomes very different. When you assume negative intent, you’re angry. If you take away that anger and assume positive intent, you will be amazed. Your emotional quotient goes up because you are no longer almost random in your response. You don’t get defensive. You don’t scream. You are trying to understand and listen because at your basic core you are saying, ‘Maybe they are saying something to me that I’m not hearing.’ So ‘assume positive intent’ has been a huge piece of advice for me.

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In business, sometimes in the heat of the moment, people say things. You can either misconstrue what they’re saying and assume they are trying to put you down, or you can say, ‘Wait a minute. Let me really get behind what they are saying to understand whether they’re reacting because they’re hurt, upset, confused, or they don’t understand what it is I’ve asked them to do.’ If you react from a negative perspective – because you didn’t like the way they reacted – then it just becomes two negatives fighting each other. But when you assume positive intent, I think often what happens is the other person says, ‘Hey, wait a minute, maybe I’m wrong in reacting the way I do because this person is really making an effort.

“Assume positive intent” is definitely a top quality of life’s best practice among the people I have met so far. The reasons are obvious. It will make you feel better, your relationships will thrive and it’s an approach more greatly aligned with reality.  But less understood is how such a shift in mindset brings your professional game to a different level.

Not only does such a shift make you more likable to your colleagues, but it also unleashes your talents further through a more focused, less distracted mind.

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