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8 Makeup Hacks Every Girl Should Keep Their Eye On

8 Makeup Hacks Every Girl Should Keep Their Eye On

Makeup is an essential part of a girl’s life. It helps in enhancing the physical beauty and helps in making your features appear more attractive. Several girls reserve make-up for special occasions and many apply a little every day before going to work or college. The desire to look good is a normal one because the way you look also has an effect on your mood. Looking beautiful also helps in increasing a person’s confidence.

You cannot go to parlor every day to get your makeup or hair done. It is important that girls can handle their makeup all by themselves. Here are some of the hacks that can be very helpful to every girl.

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1. Turning Eyeliner Pencil into Gel Formula

The colors such as green, black, burgundy, etc. are eyeliners which make it difficult to create and apply a thin line. You can make things easier by holding them under the flame for just about one second. After heating it let it cool for fifteen seconds. After this procedure, you will see a change in consistency of the eyeliner. You can finally glide on the gel you have made and create an instant smudge formula.

2. Perfecting the Winged Liner

You can apply the perfect winged liner by holding a stem of a spoon against outer corner of the eye. Use the stem of the spoon to draw a straight line because it is the first step of getting a cat eye. The next step is using the other side of a spoon so that it hugs your eyelid. Use the rounded edge to draw a curved winged effect. This makeup hack is the best way of creating a cat eye.

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3. Getting Instant Smokey Effect

Girls like to have Smokey eyes, but they may find it difficult to create it. There is an easy way of creating it. All you need to do is to draw a hashtag symbol before the outer corner of the eye. Once you have drawn it, you need to blend it out. Use a smudger to blend it and you will have the trendy smoke eyes.

4. Applying Mascara on Upper Eyelid

If you do not want to get your mascara marks on the top eyelid, then you should use the curved edge of a spoon. Hold the spoon so that it hugs your eyelids and apply mascara. As you use the mascara, you will notice that black residue coats on the back of the spoon and your upper eyelids stay clean.

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5. Adding Saline Solution to Flaky Mascara

It is important to know that you are only supposed to use the mascara just for three months. After three months there is a chance of it collecting bacteria. If you see contaminated mascara, it can lead to eye infection. If you find that your mascara has become dry and flaky within the three months, you can revive it by adding a few drops of saline solution.

6. Curling the Eyelashes Perfectly

If you want to curl your eyelashes easily and make sure that they stay curled, then the best way is to blow hot air on the eyelash curler. A heated eyelash curler will make it easier to curl them because it will work similarly to the curling iron. The heat helps in changing the pattern of the hair. You can use a blow dryer to heat it. Wait for it to get a little colder, or you will end up burning your lashes. Make sure they are still warm when you clamp it down on the lashes so that they are curled.

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7. Putting on False Lashes

Outing on false lashes is not an easy task. It is important that you are very carefully in applying the eyelash glue. If you do not use glue correctly, the lashes will not stick to the real lashes. To apply the glue entirely, you can use a clean bobby pin. It will help in evenly using the glue along the base of the false lashes. Wait for a few seconds so that it becomes tacky before putting them on.

8. Mixing Your Lip Gloss

If there is an eyeshade that you are obsessed with and you have loose pigments of that color, you can wear that eyeshade as a lip shade as well. All you need to do is to mix the pigment with a little amount of salve like petroleum jelly. Mix these two things with a spoon and use it as lip shade.

These hacks can help all the girls in doing the best makeup and look stylish and beautiful.

Featured photo credit: Miss Dhinchak via missdhinchak.com

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Last Updated on January 17, 2019

8 Simple Mindfulness Exercises to Bring Peace and Happiness to Your Life

8 Simple Mindfulness Exercises to Bring Peace and Happiness to Your Life

In life, we all need to be conscientious of what we are doing. You don’t need to live a life of stress if you don’t want to. You can achieve peace and happiness in life by carefully building mindfulness exercises into your life’s routine.

Exercising mindfulness isn’t rocket science and as importantly, you can do it. It will, however, take a few tries to get into the groove of things but once you get it, it is like riding a bike, you will never lose it.

Trust me. It’s in your best interest to learn and put these mindfulness exercises into practice. In this article, I will share with you 8 mindfulness exercises that will help you to boost your energy, vitality and live a more peaceful and happier life.

Why Is It Hard to Live A Peaceful And Happy Life?

Our Habitat Has Become Too Technological

The world has accepted the idea that technology is often the cure for all evil. We have accepted, as a society, that everything technological will make us live a better life without fully investigating the many side effects that modernity brings.

There are a number of technological side effects that have a tremendous impact on your life that the media rarely tells you about.[1] Some of them include self-harm, economic inequality, having less sex, and even suicide. The global community is becoming less happy because of technology.

How can anybody live a peaceful and happy life when they are depressed? Technology advancements, ladies and gents, is a major reason for why we are living a poor life because it has infiltrated our lives too much.

According to my research, Americans spend an average of 8 hours a day looking at the computer screen — The average screen time spent on smartphones alone is about 20 hours per week. That’s a lot! No wonder why living a happy and peaceful life is so difficult these days.

Too Many People Don’t Want to Unplug

Americans check their phones an average of 80 times during vacation.[2] Some admit to checking their smartphones 300 times every single day. In countries like Brazil, India and China, the situation is no different.

The reality is that people are constantly plugged into technological devices and this behavior is literally making people all over the globe fight an inner war with themselves, which consequently makes them very sad. As we know, war is the enemy of peace which won’t make anybody happy.

Listen carefully:

We have a global anxiety epidemic because people don’t want to unplug from their smartphones and most people aren’t doing anything to fix it. It is a sad state of affairs but very real. This obsession with technology is turning us into perishable robots who live terrible lives.

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The era of anxiety is here to stay. There is little doubt about it. We can, however, fight back with the best remedy of all — We call it mindfulness!

Thank God there is an antidote to this whole technological madness. Without further ado, let’s go straight to the mindful exercises.

8 Mindfulness Exercises to Start Practicing

There are tons of mindfulness exercises available for you to engage with out there.[3] In the paragraphs below, I will include the best ones I’ve personally tried or have seen my close friends and family members try.

Are you ready for it? Let’s go!

1. Pray Daily

You should pray on a daily basis. Why is that you may ask — Well, because science has told us to do so.

When people pray, they feel peaceful, almost eliminating anxiety. Worries become secondary, and often gives people energy and hope to cope with the difficulties of life.

Prayer can make you more confident and focused. Prayer also helps you with self-control, helps to control pain, and can protect you against illnesses and disorders like cancer and high blood pressure. At least, this is what researchers from Harvard Medical School have said.[4]

Pray. You won’t regret it.[5]

2. Pay Attention to Your Inner Thoughts

A lot of people allow themselves to be influenced by their negative thoughts. Be different and resist believing in them. It is a bad habit that can lead to unhappiness.

By the way, if you do feel this way, chances are high that somebody other than you put these thoughts into your head.

Here is my secret to combat this cancer — look at things objectively. I bet that if you look at things as they are, you will realize that most if not all of your negative thoughts are only inside of your head.

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If you pay close attention, you will quickly realize that these voices aren’t worth your time. Believe me — Ignoring them and looking at things with objectivity is often the best course of action.

This article can guide you to beat negative thoughts:

How to Stop Automatic Negative Thoughts When You’re Overwhelmed

3. Smile Often

Smiling will slow down your heart. It will also relax your body because when you smile, your body releases endorphins which in itself has a number of positive benefits for you as a person.

Smile often! You may want to smile early in the morning, during the day, and late in the evening. It is amazing what happens to you when you decide to smile instead of being grumpy.

Surrender your problems to a nice smile. You will notice two things. First, most people just don’t which makes them live a miserable life. Second, if you decide to smile often, you will eventually smile unconsciously which is the ideal.

The moment that you smile unconsciously, you then know that you are truly happy.

4. Organize Your Working Desk

A messy desk will make you less productive and can agitate and overstimulate you. You don’t want that.

When you clear your desk, you engage in deep inner-thinking and your systematic decision making ends up becoming therapeutic.

Most people realize that they are most creative when their creative space is clean and organized. The former often makes people more aware of what they are doing which lends to less stress and more productivity.

Organizing your desk will also make you more energetic and focused because order often decreases chaos which is a condition that often slows down daily progress.

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5. Celebrate Your Friend’s Victories

I love this mindful exercise. One of the best ways to live a happy and peaceful life is to celebrate the victories of others. When you do that, you automatically make your friends in a better mood which makes you in a better mood, as well.

Happiness is contagious! We might as well celebrate others as much as we can. If you find out that your peer has won an award, celebrate with him! If your friend is the recipient of a local charity award, celebrate with her!

What is also awesome is that when you celebrate with others, they often celebrate with you in return. This, ladies and gentleman, will make you feel fantastic. You can’t go wrong with this one, period.

6. Listen to Your Spouse/Partner

God put someone in your life for a reason. You might as well listen to him or her.

I listen to my wife everyday. In fact, I often ask the following question to her, “Amanda, what are your thoughts about…” or “What am I missing about…” It is shocking what I hear back from her. Without her having much context and perspective, by the art of observation in my own nonverbal behavior and the behavior of others, she accurately gives me incredible insights which helps me out with living my life to the fullest.

I’m a firm believer that spouses are supposed to engage in interpersonal communication every day. I most definitely do and will continue doing it. You should do the same.

7. Give Yourself a Break from Technology

You can’t be in total equilibrium if your computerized devices control your life. You must get away from technology on a daily basis.[6]

How do you do that? This is my formula:

First, take this smartphone control test. It is only ten questions but this test will place you somewhere in the human robot cycle continuum.

If your score is between 25-30, take a break from the computer (or smartphone, pad, laptop/desktop) every twenty minutes and stop being on a computerized device after 8:00pm.

If you score between 30-35, still take a break every 20 minutes but stop being on these devices at 5:00pm.

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If you score more than 35, you need to take action immediately.

Limit computer use as much as possible throughout the day. Give yourself as many breaks from the computer as possible. Are you ready for the challenge?

8. Go Exercise

Go exercise at least three times a week. I don’t care if you need to workout early in the morning, late in the evening, on the weekends or during work days. Working out is absolutely imperative for you to live happy and peaceful life.

The stresses of the modern world are too much for you to neglect this important mindfulness exercise. When you go to the gym, you burn calories, focus on activities one step at a time, your mind relaxes, anxiety decreases, you sweat and often think about topics unrelated to your work place among many other benefits.

You must exercise at least three hours each week for optimum results. Why? Just take a look at all the benefits of regular exercising:

12 Benefits of Regular Exercise You Should Know

The Bottom Line

It’s in your best interest to learn and put these mindfulness exercises into practice. Now that our habitat has become too technological and many people just don’t want to unplug, engaging in daily prayer, celebrate your friends’ victories, and listening to your spouse are among the best ways to be mindful about what you are doing and how you are living.

It is possible to live a happy and peaceful life. It only depends on you.

Go exercise! Take a break from technology and invest in you! Life is too short for distractions.

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