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Father’s Day is Sunday and if you’re in search for a last minute Father’s Day gift,we have some splendiferous (no, that’s not a real word) options for you, and they’re all in the beauty category. Who says dad doesn’t need to take care of himself and try some pampering? Without much frill, here are four awesome gifts that will show the great man in your life some appreciation.
1. Shave Kits
This may seem passé, but shaving for men isn’t as simple as it looks, even if they do it every day. This is especially true for men of color who deal with coarser, curlier hair textures that are prone to ingrown hairs and razor bumps (and those little bumps are not cute). Gifting dad a quality shaving kit will go a long way with keeping his skin smooth and moisturized. You can keep it all natural with Shea Moisture’s Men’s Shave Collection, which is easy to find at any Target or Walmart. Or go luxurious with the Art of Shaving’s Professional Shave Bundle, available at Macy’s and Sephora.
Yes, skincare is different from the shaving kits. In between shaves dad still needs to take care of his face, even the low-maintenance Dial soap man. Carol’s Daughter Acai Hydrating Face Butter is a quality addition to a gift bundle for dad. It’s a great moisturizer (I’m a big fan) that doesn’t leave the face shiny. Dad can simply apply it to any dry patches on his face and keep his face manly and moisturized without the shine.
3. Body Care
Never underestimate the care your father puts into his personal hygiene. We may think our father’s are simple men, but if you place something in their life they may use it and add it to their daily regimen. Men tend to be hard on their feet and every man doesn’t feel comfortable going to get that regular pedicure. So slide dad some foot powder or lotion, such as the soothing Carol’s Daughter Peppermint Foot Lotion. Sending that his way with a fresh pack of socks (and even some nail clippers) is a cute gift that will help the simple man take a step into better foot care. Kiehl’s Cross Terrain collection is another fab option that includes a dry foot cream along with a face cream and body wash, available at Nordstrom.
4. Hair Care
Dad’s hair line and hair health is just as important as our hair. Long before natural hair was the trend, our fathers were the natural trendsetters. So if you are super stuck for a gift just look at your own inventory of hair products, especially if you and your father have a similar simple hair texture. Dad still needs to keep his hair and scalp moisturized so customize a gift bundle including your favorite moisturizing product along with personal sentimental items (a book he use to read to you, music he likes, etc.,). The best gifts are ones that require some thought, and we’re sure he’ll appreciate it.
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When we get them done, they can open your face in ways you never thought or dreamed of. And when we don’t, they can make us look like unkempt Neanderthals. A good or bad set of eyebrows can define you. I loved Lauryn Hill’s brows back in the day, hated Bette Davis’ and was just puzzled by Groucho Marx’s caterpillars. If you’re looking for inspiration on how to make your own brows do big things so that they can make your eyes pop, we’ve supplied some looks from models, and other celebrities who keep their eyebrows looking fresh and clean. Happy tweezing! Or whatever it is you do for brow maintenance…
Bey doesn’t have the thickest, nor the thinnest eyebrows out there, but somehow she manages to keep them full and arched in all the right places. Back when I used to get my brows threaded, crazy enough, Beyoncé’s eyebrows were an example of a look that you could get, and many women wanted them. Why? Maybe because they stay full up to the very end of the brow and still have enough of a prominent arch in the middle to give your face a little more flair without looking like a caricature.
By Chrissi J
There are 7 general different types of face shapes. This is a guide for both natural hairstyles as well as relaxed (and possibly weave-a-licious) that will suit you, with the help of examples from my clients and celebs…
1. Oval Face- length equal to one and a half times width
Most styles are suitable for someone with an oval face. The only thing I wouldn’t recommend is a straight down bang with your style. A straight bang will hide most of your face and isn’t flattering. One of my favorite styles for an oval face is an updo. Updos will show your face off and make you look glamorous. Plus, they’re pretty good to wear for a lasting style to go for a few days. If you wear your hair down, just try to keep it swept away from your face.
Technology is constantly changing the boundaries of what we think is possible. Why should beauty be any different? When modern advancements are fused with our ordinary routines the results can be nothing short of amazing. Here are a few gadgets that will definitely push you out of your comfort zone and into the future of beauty.
Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend but this contraption would be a great understudy. The TriPollar POSE Clinical Skin Tighten Device for Body promises to shrink fat cells and reduce the appearance of cellulite and stretch marks! Sound too good to be true? It gets better. The results are said to be immediate– less than 30 minutes to go from flab to fab! Done in the comfort of your own home, the TriPollar technology uses electrodes to send heat to the treatment area. Although it’s physically painless, you may need to rummage through your meds to find something to ease the headache you will have after paying the hefty price tag of this item. If it works for you, I’m sure you will feel it was worth every penny ($780, http://www.clariancy.com).
Gimme da Light! With just the push of a button, the Beam by ANSR: could be the solution to many of our skin troubles. Got pimples? Zap ‘em with the LED light for five minutes. The blue light kills the bacteria that is causing the breakout. Switch over to the red light to stimulate collagen, target wrinkles and fight redness. Combining this with your regular skincare could be just the boost your skin needs to move closer to perfection. ($175, www.ansr.com)
Baby, it’s cold outside; and while this is the title of a popular song, it’s also the cause of some really ashy elbows, cracked lips, heels and parched hair that could been prevented. Everyone knows looking and feeling dry isn’t cute, but the harsher the winds whip, the more likely it seems that you’ll wind up this way this winter. You might wind up ashy by accident, but you sure don’t have to stay that way with products like these on the market that keep you moisturized from head to toe–literally.
Is beautiful skin on your Christmas list? Luckily, all ages can achieve radiant skin by using a skincare routine regularly. Here are a few tips to maintain a healthy glow through the decades.
3 of a kind
Look for a 3-step cleansing system to clean, tone (exfoliate) and moisturize your face according to your skin type. Most major cosmetic lines carry a 3 or 4 step cleansing system. Feel free to mix and match but make sure you get a cleanser, toner and moisturizer in your customized regimen.
Rays today, lines tomorrow
Always use sunscreen. Protect your skin against harmful UVB/UVA rays to ward off signs of premature aging. Choose a daily moisturizer with a SPF of at least 15. If you are using a moisturizer without SPF, add it after you have applied your moisturizer.
We are in the last month of 2011 so we might as well end it with a bang! Looking your best for less will give you extra pocket change to buy all the Christmas presents on the lists of your extra-needy family and friends. You don’t always have to run to the MAC counter or Sephora to get some great beauty products for your makeup bag. Sometimes less really is more, especially when you’re talking about paying less. Here are my top drugstore makeup finds to check out.
How do you know when it is time to toss your cosmetics? It is important to know that makeup does go bad–really bad. Just like you wouldn’t eat Thanksgiving leftovers in January, you should never put makeup past its prime on your face. Here are a few guidelines to help you determine the life of your products.
If you look on the box of your products there should be a small, opened “tuna can” with a number on it. That indicates the life of the product once opened. (Product is good for 12 months after opening for example).
The weekend is here! The hustle and bustle of the work week can take it’s toll on a lengthy beauty regimens. If you aren’t feeling up to doing anything that requires much effort, here’s a few tips to perk you up just in time for the last happy hour of the week. Nothing over-the-top, just a little bit to freshen you up!
Ahhhh, the smokey eye….all women want it but most don’t have a clue how to achieve it. Although this look is an example of the great effects of black eyeshadow, it can actually be achieved with any color. It can be a blue, purple or green smokey effect, whatever you like, because the color is not all that important. Smokey eye is not about color, rather technique. What most black women really want to know is how to make eyes look smoldering, Hot, and sultry. Let’s go over the basics.