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Hair and beauty tips to live by

by timetospa July 16, 2013
Hair and beauty tips to live by

You might rely on tried-and-true beauty techniques passed on to you from the older women in your family to give you a timeless look. Even though many times tips like these are the best around, there are some fresh tricks out there you might want to try out. It can sometimes be the simplest step that matters most to a routine, which is why it's crucial to know all the tactics in your arsenal. Here are a few beauty and nail tips that could help you cut time without sacrificing perfection.

Nail woes
We've all been there - you apply a gorgeous professional nail polish shade like CND Nail Colour - Bolds in Eclectic Purple, and shortly into the application process you notice air bubbles completely ruining the smooth finish. According to Real Simple magazine, the best way to prevent this issue from ever happening again is to do a little prep work with the bottle prior to swiping on the lacquer. 

Before you start doing your nails, grab the polish of your choice and roll the bottle between your palms to mix it up instead of opting to shake it. The rolling effect will help limit air bubbles, while shaking it can actually cause the beauty no-no. 

Another nail dilemma is figuring out which hand to paint first - your dominant or non-dominant. While you might assume it's best to get the weaker hand painted first, the pros suggest doing the opposite. By applying a gorgeous color to your dominant hand first, you will gain the benefit of being able to work with the weaker hand while it's dry, leading to fewer mess ups. 

Get cheeky
Beauty products like blush are some of the best tools for helping to take your look from drab to fab in a flash. While you might think it's easy to apply a gorgeous brush-and-blush combo like the Colorescience Mineral Blush Cheek Colore with no problem, it can be tempting to go overboard with cheek products. 

According to Huffington Post, there is a simple rule to follow to help limit this dilemma. To create a natural flush, start to apply your go-to color two finger widths away from your nose, swiping the product on just the apples of your cheeks. Sticking to this two-finger rule will ensure you look like you just went for a brisk walk, rather than graduated clown school. 

Though this blush trick can give you a natural, rosy glow, it can leave something to be desired when it comes to bronzer. Instead of focusing on one section, it's a major must to apply bronzer all over your face - especially at your jaw line - to create a natural feel. But go light on this product, as too much can make skin look muddy or overly metallic. 

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