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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 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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