Finding Discount Beauty Products

Stay beautiful on a budget

Beauty is not a privilege extended solely to models, celebrities, and other famous personalities. There is no law naming them as the only people who can dazzle crowds with gorgeous skin, meticulous hairstyles, and flawless make-up. Given proper and affordable beauty products, you too can be the talk of the town – without breaking the bank. The question, however, is where do you find good beauty products that fit right into your budget? Well, here’s where:

Online beauty

The Internet is a huge but often underutilized resource of information and good budget finds. It’s high time you discovered its wonders and convenience. Simply go online and enter the search phrase “discount beauty products” into your search engine and you are sure to find thousands of websites offering various types and different brands of cheap or discounted beauty products.

This also proves to be very convenient since you can shop around different websites and cross-reference prices without having to leave your house.

Internet shopping, however, has its perils, so you would want to practice caution. Take your time to browse through several websites selling discounted make-up, skin care, or other beauty products before finally settling on one. Things to look out for are a working telephone line (which indicates that they are an actual company), secure payment system, and good delivery schemes. The latter is a very important consideration since beauty products are very fragile items which may be damaged by improper handling.

Style magazines

Magazines that specializes in style, fashion, and beauty are also good sources of information on where to find cheap beauty products. Watch out for budget-finds issues of magazines, which they usually release once or twice a year. Conversely, most magazines have a section every issue that tackles the best beauty products and the most fabulous bargain finds.

Another section of style magazines you should not miss out on is their ‘splurge or save’ page. Here, they usually compare two similar products of varying price ranges. This page is a good way to find out which beauty products share similar effects as distinguished brands but for half the price.

Special sales and discounts

Finally, take note of special sales held by department stores and boutiques. These are usually frequent during end of seasons or as the holidays approaches, when shops begin to change stocks by putting huge discounts on old supply.

However, remember to be a wise shopper and check out the merchandise before paying for it. Determine the expiration dates and never buy anything that will expire within the next four to six months. Likewise, avoid buying trendy or seasonal items like flashy eye shadows or metallic lipsticks. Instead, stock up on the essentials. These include foundations, powders, lotions, cleansers, and other items you use everyday without worrying about not being ‘in’.

Photo by Naomi King

Rusk Hair Color and Dye Review – Deep Shine, Scream, ID, and Elimin8

They use the most current technologies that create products that exceed the needs of the hair color market. The Rusk hair color selection includes:

Deepshine: The Deepshine line is enriched with marine minerals to leave the hair in superior condition with unsurpassed shine.

* Deepshine Bio-Marine Therapy Pure Pigments: This is a pure-pigments conditioning cream color that features nano-technology along with a compressed formula technology. This technology yields a long-lasting color with incredible clarity. It will condition as it colors to ensure consistent, reliable and predictable results.

* Deepshine Demi Advanced Marine Therapy: This ammonia-free, tone-on-tone cream color marine mineral-enriched formula will rebuild, rebalance and renew the natural integrity of your hair throughout the coloring process. It offers an exclusive combination of nano-technology along with Marine Nutrient Complex that creates micro-sized pigment penetration into your hair. Use this product to infuse your hair with intense color deposit, superior condition and radiant shine.

* Deepshine White Advanced Marine Therapy: This luminating powder lightener is a marine-enriched, dust-free lightener that provides high-performance lightening on-or-off the scalp that does not produce swelling or bleeding. It is formulated with organic sea kelp that nourishes and revitalizes your hair which improves hydration and increases elasticity.

id: This line controls the speed, power and strength of lift with fast-acting, dust-free lightener! Your hair will be left in superior condition with unsurpassed shine.

* id Luminating Lightener: This gentle, dust-free, non-ammonia hair bleach will control the speed, power and strength of lift! Your hair is left in superior condition with unsurpassed shine and it can be used on or off the scalp.

Scream: These color gels are vibrant, translucent gels that temporarily infuse the hair with pigments. It is totally versatile and will temporarily take hair color from a whisper to a scream!

* Scream: This line is a semi-permanent that offers ten vibrant, translucent funky gel colors. These colors will temporarily infuse your hair with bright, bold exotic pigments that are ammonia-free.

Elimin8: This color corrector gently reverses the oxidative color process by breaking the bonds of permanent color molecules. Color is removed safely and effectively by merely shampooing the hair.

* Elimin8: This is an innovative color corrector that gently removes unwanted permanent color. It has a non-progressive, precise control formula that contains no ammonia, peroxide, bleach or formaldehyde.

* Deepshine White Advanced Marine Therapy: This luminating powder lightener is a marine-enriched, dust-free lightener that provides high-performance lightening on-or-off the scalp that does not produce swelling or bleeding. It is formulated with organic sea kelp that nourishes and revitalizes your hair which improves hydration and increases elasticity.

id: This line controls the speed, power and strength of lift with fast-acting, dust-free lightener! Your hair will be left in superior condition with unsurpassed shine.

* id Luminating Lightener: This gentle, dust-free, non-ammonia hair bleach will control the speed, power and strength of lift! Your hair is left in superior condition with unsurpassed shine and it can be used on or off the scalp.

Scream: These color gels are vibrant, translucent gels that temporarily infuse the hair with pigments. It is totally versatile and will temporarily take hair color from a whisper to a scream!

* Scream: This line is a semi-permanent that offers ten vibrant, translucent funky gel colors. These colors will temporarily infuse your hair with bright, bold exotic pigments that are ammonia-free.

Elimin8: This color corrector gently reverses the oxidative color process by breaking the bonds of permanent color molecules. Color is removed safely and effectively by merely shampooing the hair.

* Elimin8: This is an innovative color corrector that gently removes unwanted permanent color. It has a non-progressive, precise control formula that contains no ammonia, peroxide, bleach or formaldehyde.

Nylon Stocking Model

Advertising helps a company sell a product or service to the consumer. This is the reason that many of these are seen on television, newspaper or on billboards while driving or walking to the desired destination.

One of the items that women need always are nylon stockings. This is to make the legs look good but not too revealing when inside the office or partying out with friends.

The models used for selling the hosiery don’t have to be tall unlike those that go ramp modeling. This is because the important thing is the lower part of the body namely the legs which will show how nice the nylon stockings are enticing women to buy this over another brand.

The model will just slip on the pair of nylon stockings and then have a few shots in the front, back or side. When the pictures come out, the manufacturer will then choose which one to be used for the packaging on the pack.

One brand that does this from Italy is Malizia. When the nylon stocking has been packed, the picture of the model is printed on the pack then sent off to stores. Victoria’s Secret also does the same thing, which just shows that the way to sell nylon stockings in the United States is the same like in other countries.

The nice thing about this kind of modeling is that the person doesn’t have to take classes to get a few shots. The model will just follow the instructions of the photographer and just strike a pose to get it right.

The model however will have to put on nylon stockings of the same thing in different colors. It may be quite hard to get the same thing in that position but with a little practice and help, this can happen.

The photo session may take quite awhile to finish since other variations have to be worn but if the company has a huge budget, other models will also do some that will surely take the load off the person.

Being a model for nylon stockings and other lingerie products is quite rewarding. Those who have experience can ask for a hundred dollars or more per hour and a good relationship with the photographer means another photo shoot in the future.

Who knows, the model who decides to do nylon stockings may eventually get to wear other items that will be seen by millions not only on the packaging but in product catalogs as well.

Cosmetic History Worldwide and the Growth of the Cosmetic Industry

Cosmetic history worldwide has gone through a sea of change over the past few centuries. Today the cosmetic industry is worth over $50 billion, but this was not always the case. Before we study more about the history of cosmetics, we need to search the origin of cosmetics. Cosmetics was not a business during its nascent stage and it was solely used to enhance the look of the facial skin. It all started during the 4th century BC when cosmetics and business were words from two different worlds.

If we look into the history of cosmetics then we find that the Egyptians were the precursors of cosmetic use. Here the women of the upper class used animal fat, scented oils and eye color to give a real ‘facelift’ to their faces. During its initial years, cosmetics were restricted to the confines of a room where they were prepared from natural ingredients. Cosmetics had not yet found any commercial use though it was exchanged among women.

The western world also embraced it (though a little late) much to the dissatisfaction of the Church and Queen Victoria. The use of cosmetics here was more among the lower class women and this is what slowly gave rise to cosmetics being manufactured for sale among the common masses. The French were the first to manufacture cosmetics on a large scale with the use of new and improved methods. They replaced the dangerous ingredients like copper and lead with Zinc oxide and other harmless chemicals. This soon resulted in wide sales of cosmetics and women from the elite as well as lower classes started to use it for their facial beautification.

The history of cosmetics changed with the end of World War II and the industrial growth during the 1940’s, when cosmetics found acceptance among women from all corners of the world. With the advent of the electronic media like Television and Radio, things looked really sunny for the cosmetic industry as actresses wore cosmetic makeup that attracted the general masses – a huge boost to the sales figures. Soon more and more women turned it into a habit to wear cosmetic makeup for almost all occasions.

People, mostly associated with the cosmetic industry, wanted to manufacture healthier and better products because they did not treat this as a business but something that even had use in their homes. Technological advancements made it easier for the companies to try out different ingredients for their cosmetics and this has also provided a plethora of options in front of modern consumers. Cosmetic history worldwide is all about providing the right kinds of cosmetics to satiate the obsession to look beautiful and remain young..

Nowadays, the cosmetic industry is not only concentrating on cosmetics for women, but even providing the metro-sexual males a chance to improve their facial looks. Today, the world’s cosmetic industry faces a huge demand and a real challenge in producing good quality cosmetic products. It is still a highly lucrative business for new entrants, but the challenge now comes from clinical studies that show the existence of toxic ingredients that are currently used in the manufacture of cosmetic products. These ingredients, used over long periods of time, are now being considered harmful to one’s health. Therefore, the history of cosmetics today wills evolve into where the industry will go in the future with this new information that indicates the continuous use of these toxic ingredients could be harmful to one’s health.

Little did the Egyptians know then, when they were short of options and they sat in front of the mirror to use their cosmetics, what challenges would exist today.

Top 5 Black Hair Brands

Each year black women spend billions on beauty products, with an emphasis on human hair, lace wigs, weaving hair, Indian hair and Remi hair. These items are procured in mainly China and India and then are packaged, marketed and distributed by several well known hair companies. So who’s leading the way in this rapidly growing industry? Here is a list of the top five leading hair companies, all of which can be found at Elevate Styles.

1) Shake – N – Go

Piano Color’s trademark owner, Shake – N – Go, established itself in 1991 designing and manufacturing fashionable, durable, and comfortable human and synthetic hair products. They market such brands such as NUDE, SAGA, MilkyWay, Weave Master, EQUAL, and Free Tress. They are the world’s largest manufacturer of hair extensions, wigs, hair pieces, and accessories.

2) Outre

Owned by Sun Taiyang, Outre has always helped set the standard for continuous growth in the hair industry. They offer the widest variety of colors, lengths, and styles to meet your needs. Providing such a leading edge in hair fashion, few brands can equal their premium quality products and dedicated service professionals. They carry such reputable brands such as Outre Velvet Remi Weaving Hair, Outre Premium Yaki, and Batik hair brands.

3) Hair Zone

Parent company to the Sensationnel label, and renowned lines such as Goddess, Premium Now, Premium Too, Empress Lace Wig, Bump, Kanubia, and Instant Weave, Hair Zone is one of the leading manufacturers of hair pieces, braids, weaves, extensions, accessories and designer wigs for professional stylists and consumers around the world. They just revamped their website in December of 2010 so viewers can see their latest products.

4) Midway International, Inc

As a leader in importing and distributing human and synthetic hair products, Midway International operates with a dedicated research and development department staffed with industry professionals with over 30 years of experience and knowledge. With this dedication they’ve been able to produce brands such as Bobbi Boss, Human Hair Weaving & Bulk, Lace Mono Top, First Remi, Indi Remi, Lace Front, Forever Premier Weave Selection, Clip-On Extensions, and Enhancer Premium Finishing Closure.

5) Beauty Plus

Best known for the Janet Collection, Beauty Plus is a leading manufacturer of human and synthetic hair products. Having been in business since 1980, Beauty Plus remains at the forefront of innovation in the hair industry. Along with its sister productions, Femi Collection and Lisa Collection, Janet Collection serves as a pioneer of hair products for Beauty Plus without ever losing touch with consumer’s constantly changing tastes.

Makeup Tips For Women Over 30

Women over the age of 30 have their own unique challenges when it comes to make up and I am looking to address the following:

-What colors are right for me (ex. how do women pick the right

shades that compliment their eyes and skin tone)?

-Am I too old to wear trendy shades?

-How do I apply eyeshadow, blush, foundation etc.

-What are the key tools necessary to get the best evening look?

-Solutions for common mistakes women over 30 make.

-Are there any rules that women in their 30s, 40s, 50s+ should be

following?”

I have been in the industry for over 14 years, and I get these questions all the time. The main thing to remember is that makeup should be fun–it is what you make it! Do not look to others for rules…if it feels good to you and makes you feel good about yourself, that is what’s important.

-What rules do you use for women over 40?

I really dislike it when people who tell women over 40 “don’t wear shimmer!!” It’s hogwash. Of course women over 40 can wear shimmer. Just don’t overdo it–make sure the product is finely milled and is very high quality. Shimmer actually makes the skin look fresh and dewey, which is exactly what skin over 40 needs!!! It’s all about choosing a product that is right for you–not about adhering to “rules”. Don’t buy the cheap stuff–it will look like glitter, and that’s not cute. A Radiance Booster is a perfect example. It gives a golden glow to the skin without looking like you have anything on.

-What Colors Are Right For Me? Am I too old to wear trendy shades?

This is my most asked question. I give the same answer every time: what colors do you like? What colors are you passionate about? This is your starting point. Never wear something because someone tells you to. You need to be comfortable in it. If it is a color you are passionate about, and that you love, it will work–I guarantee. So, put away the “rules” about eye colors and what colors work best for whom. Let’s make makeup work for you by using colors that you like, that you are comfortable in–even if it’s blue!!! The key is to not overdo it. If you like blue, use a small amount as an eyeliner, not all over the eye. Or, use it as an accenting color. Be subtle, not brash (unless that’s the look you’re going for!!!)

-How do I apply eyeshadow, blush, foundation etc?

Keep it simple: Always use a base for the eyes. It brightens the eyes and gives longer life to your products. Then, take a bone or nude color all over the eyes. Take a darker color like brown or a shimmery dark color and blend it on the bottom half of the eye. The key is to blend makeup, don’t just place it on the skin. Blending it (applying a back and forth motion) makes it last longer, and look better. Then apply eyeliner and mascara, and that is a simple, glamorous look that is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

-Blush is simple: use a very small amount on the front of the cheek, and blend it out.

-Foundation: always use moisturizer first…then, apply a powder foundation. It will even out the skin tone, eradicate redness, while feeling like you have nothing on. Foundation should be a tad lighter than your skin tone. Dark foundation will age you, so when in doubt, go a little lighter, and you can always change the tone or color with bronzer.

-What are the key tools necessary to get the best evening look?

Honestly, women have been raving Radiance boosters. It is an all-in-one product for eyes, lips, and face. It adds glamour and glow without looking like you have anything on. You simply dust it over your face with a brush, and you will take ten years off your face! It’s luxurious, glamorous and simple!

-Solutions for common mistakes women over 30 make?

I think women are nervous with makeup after the age of 30. They lose their sense of adventure, and decide to go safe. This is fine, but remember: makeup is supposed to be fun-to accentuate who you are!!! I think the biggest mistake is that women over 30 and 40 go into “neutral” mode. Meaning, they only buy neutral colors. Some solutions to this are to buy a shimmery steel grey. This color looks good on ANYONE! Or a shimmery Bronze. Again, you can’t go wrong with this color, and it will add some adventure to your makeup wardrobe!

The Best Women’s Hair Styles For Fall

The fall hairstyles are out now and women are already flocking to salons to get the trendy new women’s hair styles for Fall. When you’re choosing a hairstyle make sure that you take into account the shape of your face, the texture of your hair, and what kind of maintenance will be necessary in order to keep your cut looking good. Someone with really thick curls may not want to take the time to straighten their hair into a sleek bob every morning.  Someone with fine hair might not want to have to use rollers, curling irons and other products to get piles of perfect curls.  Some of the trendiest hair styles for this fall are:

The bob – A classic bob is very in this season.  Celebrities have been photographed with angular, precision cut bobs with and without bangs.  If your hair is fine a layered bob, also known as a shattered bob, can give your bob the fullness it needs without having to use a lot of product everyday.  Shiny and sleek bobs are going to be one of the hottest fall looks. Retro looking bobs with soft waves or pin curls are also very hot.

Long waves – If your hair is long you can update your look for fall without having to chop off any of that length.  Long, soft waves are one of the most popular women’s hair styles for women with long hair.  Soft waves are easy to get using a set of large rollers and a little hair spray. Pop the rollers in before you go to bed for waves that will last all day. You can also get waves using a medium warm flat iron.

Ponytails- Simple, sleek ponytails are showing up in the fall photo shoots of Vogue and other popular fashion magazines.  The no-nonsense ponytail can look very sleek and polished with fall outfits. Plus it’s easy to do and it looks great all day which makes it perfect for busy professionals.

Different Types Of Fashion Jewelry

Fashion jewelry has many trends, which are updated regularly. But, you can select the jewelry only if you know the different types. So, for your help various types of fashion jewelry are described here.

• Handmade jewelry: Hand crafted jewelry has become very popular because of different styles, and it’s made of a combination of stones and beads. Such jewelry looks original compared to the rest of the types. A variety of the materials are used, hence you can wear it with any outfit. Moreover, you can also use simple pieces, creating a delicate look. Today, beads and stones are mostly used in bracelets and necklaces, including colors as blue and brown.

• Special jewelry: Special jewelry is developed for special events, like weddings or parties. It includes rings, brooches and necklaces, which sometimes become a fashion statement for others, but not a focal point. In this category crystals and heavy stones are mostly used.

• Earrings: Earrings have become very popular as fashion jewelry collections, besides the latest trends include large size, and dangling earrings. Moreover, this trend is increasing with the time, whereas a mixture of gold and silver is very popular.

• Bracelets: Another type includes bracelets, and the jewelry is considered incomplete without it. These days, huge and chunky bracelets are more in trend; similarly large bangles in various colors are also very popular and widely used along with fashion dresses. They are mostly made with stones to create a hand crafted look. Moreover, to make affordable items, stainless steel is used than silver, as silver is expensive. Besides, steel is very long-lasting, and the designers have developed amazing pieces in this material. The material is also mixed with beads to create an elegant look.

• Rings: Rings are very famous items in fashion jewelry, and women feel incomplete without them, so they are necessary. Though, new trends in this category include more wild and funky designs, but delicate rings are still in demand because you can wear them on any occasion. Even you can wear a ring while working. Mostly the rings are decorated with beads and stones of good quality, and they are affordable. However, rings with precious stones, like diamonds are very expensive.

Other than the types, the jewelry should be a combination of fashion and function, and such a piece is considered a solid jewelry. All these types will help you understand a lot about fashion jewelry.

Photo Shoots and Catwalk Modelling

There is a distinct difference between the types of modelling required for a photo shoot than for the type needed for a catwalk show. Although it is likely you may be asked to do both kinds in your career, most models specialise in either one or the other, due to the specific requirements needed for each one. Most models are more suited to one than the other; so it is worthwhile to determine which one you are most suited to, and try and focus your efforts in applying for those types of jobs.

To be a catwalk model it is imperative that you have long, sleek legs, an elegant neck, good posture, stance and gait, and that you are able to walk and pose well. Catwalk shows are nearly always used for modelling clothes, so therefore you must have an excellent figure for modelling clothes, and a perfect shape to fit the standard sizes produced, which tend to be very small. You must also be able to change clothes quickly during shows, and present a variety of different looks within a very short space of time.

You will have many people working on you a once changing your look for various parts of the show, and the atmosphere backstage at a fashion show is always continually one of high pressure and intensity, so you have to be willing and able to work under these conditions. Fashion shows also require preparation and rehearsals, so you have to be willing to devote a lot of time and energy in being a catwalk model.

Photo shoots may be for modelling clothes as catwalk shows are, but they may also be for beauty products, hair products, makeup or many other commodities, and you must be adaptable and able to move between genres and present anything you are asked to model well. Although there is more time available for hair and makeup to develop a specific look, you must still be able to take a wide variety of looks, in order to give the client what they want.

To be a photo shoot model it is imperative that you can create a wide range of facial movements and poses, that you can take focused direction from the photographer and apply it, and that you are able to promote the product appropriately. More attention will be paid to your face in photo shoots than in catwalk modelling, as your face will be in close-up on them. Therefore you must have excellent skin, facial symmetry, and grooming to be a photo-shoot model.

Decide which of these traits you have more of through a critical analysis of your look and personality, and therefore which type of modelling you are best suited to, and focus on that type of modelling in particular. However, it is unquestionable that both types of modelling are tiring, stressful and demanding, but with the right determination, drive, and knowledge about which type of modelling you suit best, modelling can be a very interesting and rewarding career.

Photo by KOREA.NET – Official page of the Republic of Korea

Cosmetics and Beauty Products

 There are more than 50,000 different cosmetics on the market today. Most of these products simply pick up on the latest consumer fad, even though the product doesn’t actually work. For example, take a look around the cosmetics section of your local pharmacy…how many “eco-safe” products can you find?

The cosmetics industry thinks that consumers will buy anything regardless of the ingredients inside of a cosmetics line. The truth is that consumers are smarter than they ever have been. Today, those purchasing cosmetics now want to know what’s inside of that “magical” anti-aging jar.

Why are ingredients important? Anything that you put on your skin will eventually be absorbed by your skin. This means that selecting cosmetics with poor ingredients might actually hurt your skin and promote aging. What constitutes a “poor” ingredient? Ingredients that are not derived from natural substances should be avoided – after all, would you bathe in a tub full of oil?

Natural Collagen Cosmetics are taken from the purest ingredients on earth. All of these cosmetics are made taking GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) and GHP (Good Hygiene Practice) into consideration. The result is a cosmetics line that is safe for your skin while producing incredible anti-aging results.

Some of the ingredients that can be found in Natural Collagen Cosmetics include: Matrixyl(TM) -3000 (GHK and Pal peptides); GOTU – KOLA (ancient Chinese herb containing flavonoids, vitamins A, C, and E, Triterpen, and Magnesium); Aloe Vera (from the Aloe Vera plant); Vitamin E; and many other natural, anti-aging, substances.

While replenishing your skin with topical creams will provide some results, refreshing your skin from the inside should also be taken into consideration. Skin care is complicated…it takes a lot of work to create a younger, refreshed, look. When you combine topical creams with skin replenishing pills, the result is skin that literally glows from the inside out – regardless of the natural aging process.

Taking care of your skin can be tricky. With all of the anti-aging cosmetics out there, it’s hard to know which ones to choose. The best advice that you can take from this article is to nourish your skin with natural ingredients, work on the outside of your skin with natural creams, and don’t forget to restore the inside too.

Along with Natural Collagen Cosmetics, make sure to eat a healthy diet, exercise, and drink plenty of water on a daily basis. Your skin needs all the help that it can get as you age in order to stop it from losing elasticity and collagen. When you give your skin what it wants, you can expect your skin to radiate in return. Anti-aging skin care doesn’t have to be confusing with the right advice and products by your side.

As you treat both the inside and the outside of your body, you will find that your skin starts to take on a healthy color almost immediately. As the color of your skin increases, you will begin to feel younger and healthier all at once. It’s amazing what the right anti-aging skin products can do for you once you understand how skin really works.

Photo by Mervi Eskelinen aka tasselflower