Beauty Benefits of Exercise

Exercise can help to regulate the stress hormone, cortisol, which means that exercise may help with acne since cortisol affects breakouts. Cortisol also accelerates aging, which is why it is important to manage stress in general. Cortisol is also associated with weight gain.

Exercising can help with hair growth because it increase blood flow to your scalp, helping to provide nutrients necessary to aid in the development of healthy hair.

Exercise helps to boost circulation, which helps to boost oxygen and nutrients to the skin, giving you a healthier looking glow.

Sweating also helps to clear out pores.

It is important to wear sunscreen if exercising outdoors, or you can just minimize sun exposure all together by exercising in doors.

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Lorac Gold Unzipped Eyeshadow Palette Review

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This is one of my top go-to eyeshadow palettes. I think that it is suitable for all ages because of the colors. It is really easy to make an eyeshadow look with this palette unlike many other palettes, and the eyeshadow shades really compliment each other and are perfect for developing dimension. There are ten eyeshadows, four of them are matte and six are shimmer. I usually use a damp eyeshadow brush to apply the shimmer shades and it looks really nice. I don’t think I would recommend the eyeshadow primer that comes with it though. Overall, if I could only live with a few eyeshadow palettes; this would be one of them.

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A look I did with the Lorac Gold Unzipped Palette

Benefits of a Toner

A toner can help remove excess dirt, oil, and dead skin cells that are not always removed when you wash your face, which is why it is best to use a toner after facewashing. Toners are more helpful for people with oily skin and clogged pores; they may be not as useful for people with dry skin, unless you buy a toner with more hydrating properties. Toners can shrink pores by absorbing excess oils. After washing your face, a toner can also restore your skins natural pH balance. This can help prevent acne because it makes your skin less vulnerable to bacteria. Since toners can also help tighten pores, it also makes it harder for environmental pollutants to penetrate your skin. It is best to avoid an alcohol-based toner as this is harsh on the skin.

Too Faced Lip Injection Extreme

This is a clear lip gloss that is meant to plump up your lips. The price for this is $28.00. The main ingredient appears to be derived from chili peppers, and it also contains avocado oil and vitamin E for a hydrating effect. It did make my lips look bigger, but  also bright red. It also made the area surrounding my lips look inflamed and bright red too. I do think it is hydrating, but overall I think it is a mediocre product for 28 dollars and just 0.14 ounces.  I would not wear this out in public because it makes my lips look like they are inflamed, and I don’t see this as being very attractive looking. So I just use it up when I am not going out because at least the product does stimulate blood flow, which I have read helps to product more collagen. There are many products on the market like this, as well as do-it-yourself recipes, so I personally would not repurchase this. The ratings for this product overall, on Macy’s, Sephora, and Ulta also seemed to be pretty mediocre. I still think Too Faced is a fairly good brand overall.

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The Thing that I Have Learned about Makeup

What I have learned about makeup is that quality is more important than quantity. I have bought a lot of mediocre products that I am just using up to try and get rid of, when I could have used that money to buy a few quality products instead. As someone who likes makeup, I used to often buy makeup on impulse, but now I am really picky about what I buy, and I always make sure to read reviews. I don’t want to waste my money by falling for the hype or buying impulsively.

Kenra Platinum Silkening Mist Review

This is one of my go-to products for hair. I have very dry hair naturally and this helps to add moisture to my hair while making it very shiny. It has almost a five out of five star rating on Ulta, and that is how I feel about this product as well.

The company claims that this is a “weightless mist” that gives an “ultimate shine” and eliminates frizz and flyaways. I believe all those statements to be true, the only statement made that I don’t believe that be true is that it repairs split ends, just because I am not sure that split ends can even be repaired. It doesn’t feel greasy or heavy, which is one of the problems I have with a lot of hair products. I will likely repurchase this product, as well as look at other products from the Kenra line because I liked this product so much. The price is $21.00 for 5.3 ounces and can be found at Ulta.

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Urban Decay All Nighter Liquid Foundation Review

This is definitely a full coverage foundation and it is more on the matte side. The price is $40.00 for one ounce, but I would say a little goes a long way with this product. I really like how it is full coverage, but there are two major drawbacks. One is that it oxidizes a little, and I found this no matter what primer I used. A lot of other people have said the same thing. So you might want to consider getting a shade or two lighter than what you would normally get if you buy this. The other is that it enhanced my pores and skin texture, which I really did not like. It overall was nice looking from a distance, but close up it looked really cakey. It took me forever to fix this.

If you wear this foundation and you have dry skin, I would definitely recommend using a lot of face moisturizer before using this. I think overall, this product would be better for people with normal to oily skin because it is matte and a bit drying. Since it is such a hassle to use, I will likely not repurchase this product again, especially for the price that it is.

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