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Preview some of Springs most beautiful looks!

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Instant Ponytail Improvement

The best way to add a little oomph and sexiness to your regular ponytail is by adding some volume on top. To achieve this look, all it takes is a teasing comb. With your hair down, tease the hair on the top of your head around your part. Pull your hair into a high ponytail and your done! If you prefer a less polished look,  gently run your fingers back and forth a few times along your hair line. This will cause some strands to losen up.

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Celebrities Without Makeup

It is a common misconception that celebrities are effortlessly gorgeous all the time. Sure they appear flawless on the red carpet and look beautiful on every magazine cover, but as you will see, an extreme amount of effort is put into the appearances of these women.

The following pictures show some of the most beautiful celebrities caught without their makeup on. There are also pictures taken during celebrity photo shoots showing the original images before any editing or photoshopping was done. Both sets of pictures are proof that even the most beautiful women in Hollywood are just as far from being perfect as any other woman is.

Angelina Jolie                                                            Cameron Diaz

Madonna                                                                 Adriana Lima

Kim Kardashian                                                    Jennifer Lopez

Rosario Dawson                                                       Eva Longoria

Renee Zelweger                                                     Demi Moore

Drew Barrymore                                                    Jennifer Garner

Heidi Klum                                                              Jessica Biel

Jessica Simpson                                                      Britney Spears

Katherine Heigl                                                     Lindsay Lohan

Penelope Cruz                                                       Pamela Anderson

Magazine Cover with Faith Hill

Magazine Cover with Kourtney Kardashian

Fashion Campaign with Madonna

Magazine Spread with Kim Kardashian

Magazine Cover with Eva Mendes

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The Best Hairstyles for Every Face Shape

The shape of your face has a lot to do with whether you will be able to pull off a certain hairstyle or not. No matter what shape face you have, BestBeautyAdvice has the perfect hairstyling tips for you!

ROUND                                                                                                                   If your face is round try working the layered look. Aim for long layered cuts because these tend to look best. Avoid one length hair because it will accentuate the roundness of your face. Also, skip on bangs and choppy cuts.

OVAL                                                                                                                    If your face is oval you can wear just about any type of hair style and pull it off. Oval shaped faces can benefit from bangs because they help balance out a long face or soften facial features. A style with a bit of width to it, such as waves or layers, will hide the length of your face. The only thing you should avoid is adding volume to the top of your hair. This will elongate your face even more.

SQUARE                                                                                                                   If your face is square-shaped aim for a cut that is layered and soft. Try to avoid straight-across bangs and overly neat bobs. If you absolutely want bangs, make sure there is a sweeping movement look to them.

HEART                                                                                                                       If your face is heart-shaped try experimenting with bangs. Heart shaped faces are perfect for bangs and you can try either a straight across bang or side swept bang. Also, you are free to play around with different lengths.

If you want to draw attention away from your nose skip the center part. Instead, opt for a side part and create volume along the hair-line. This will draw attention to your eyes instead of your nose.

If you have a big forehead bangs are your best bet. However, bangs can be very difficult for thick or coarse hair types to pull off. If you have thick or coarse hair, try a style with shorter layers at chin length.

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BestBeautyAdvice: HAIR

BestBeautyAdvice has put together a list of the best tips and advice needed to have beautiful healthy hair.

  • Eat for healthy hair. Omega-3 fatty acids (found in cold-water fish like salmon) and protein (think nuts and cheese) are great for your hair.
  • Certain hair colors are meant for certain skin types. Before dying your blonde locks black for example, use modern technology to see how you’ll look with that color. There are free websites that allow you to upload your picture and try on different hair styles and colors.
  • Keep your hair young by chemically processing as infrequently as possible, and avoiding anything that pulls on it, such as tight rollers, ponytails, weaves, and braids. Not only can they cause breakage, but they can destroy your roots permanently, rendering them unable to produce hair.
  • Use photos when getting your hair colored, even pictures of colors you do not want. The more a stylist knows about what you are looking for the better your chances are at loving your new do.
  • When you go to a new salon, treat it like a first date. Give the stylist the best impression of your personality as well as what you expect from him/her. Be specific as well as respectful of the stylists talent.
  • Save time in the shower by shampoo just your scalp: Apply a dime-size amount of shampoo to your scalp, quickly massage, then rinse. The water will pull the shampoo through the rest of your hair and remove any grime.
  • To hold on to hair color for longer, never rinse with very hot water. This may loosen pigment molecules from freshly colored hair.
  • Use products properly. For maximum benefits, massage shampoo and conditioner onto roots with your fingertips to stimulate blood flow to your roots.
  • Do not overwash. Shampooing every day is drying to your hair and scalp soaim for two to three times a week – and on off days, rinse with water and condition only your ends.
  • Do deep-condition. If you heat-style regularly you should deep-condition once a week and lf your hair is very damaged, try using a concentrated hair mask in place of your daily conditioner (from midshaft down).
  • To avoid fade, try not to shampoo for 72 hours after getting your hair colored and use only color-safe products.
  • If your hairline starts to look greasy, dip a big fluffy makeup brush into a pot of loose powder. Tap it then dust it over your roots. It mops up oil and blends into your strands, so no one will know you didn’t shower.
  • Spray a light shot of fragrance into your brush’s bristles. Run it through strands from roots to ends and your hair will smell amazing throughout the day.
  • The best type of brush bristles for your hair are natural (boar) bristles. They distribute your scalp’s oils, keeping your locks moisturized.
  • Most hairstylists recommend sleeping on a satin pillowcase to help keep your hair from getting matted, tangled, and frizzy. Cotton cases tend to have coarser texture, which can rough up your hair, especially if you’re tossing and turning all night.
  • Baby shampoo is gentle. This helps preserve hair color and treatments such as perms and straighteners.
  • Don’t add hair color to freshly washed hair. Natural oils help protect the scalp and make the hair shaft absorb color more efficiently. Skip washing your hair on the day of your salon appointment.
  • To prevent waves from drooping, curl sections of hair and twist them up, securing with clips. Let them set while you do your makeup for a long-lasting hold.
  • For an everlasting blowout, wear a shower cap but leave your bangs and other face-framing pieces out since they get greasier than the rest of your hair. Rinse and shampoo them, then blow-dry with a round brush.
  • For extra frizz protection do not wash your conditioner completely out. If you leave a small hint behind, the product will weigh hair down and guard it from humidity and frizz.
  • For the sleekest results on any type of hair, use a 1500- to 1800-watt hair dryer when styling; anything less powerful allows your cuticles to curl up while you’re blow-drying.
  • Get the perfect blow-out: Use your hands instead of a brush as you blow-dry, alternately going with the way hair grows and against it to maximize volume. Keep going until hair is mostly dry then use a brush for the remainder of the blowdry to style.
  • For the ultimate volume use a volumizing shampoo. Then, apply a bit of thickening mousse to give your style hold and height. Flip your hair over and dry the undersides of your strands. Then flip up and finish styling with a big, round brush.
  • Look for styling products that don’t list water as one of the first five ingredients to avoid having your straightened hair frizz up as soon as you leave the house. Adding moisture to your hair after straightening will make it curl.
  • If you straighten your curly hair, a silicone serum is the key to prolonging the straight look. Lightly apply a dime-size amount, focusing mostly on the ends (avoid roots which can cause hair to appear greasy), after you blow-dry and flat-iron hair straight.
  • Make sure you do not apply any simicone serums or other wnti-frizz serums to your before heat-styling or they can fuse to your hair and have a “shrink wrap” effect, removing all the moisture from your strands.
  • For the final step of your blow-dry, spray hair spray onto your brush, and run it through strands from roots to tips. This allows your hair to hold volume and shine without looking plastered.
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BestBeautyAdvice: MAKEUP

BestBeautyAdvice has put together a list of the best tips to help you perfect your makeup routine.

  • When trying to look well rested, avoid piling on the foundation. Instead, use a tined moisturizer followed by a beige eye pencil-it counteracts any redness around your eyes.
  • To perfect your complexion (no matter what your skin tone), try lipstick in a warm pink.
  • Refresh your makeup by spraying your face with water. While your face is still wet, start reblending the foundation, powder, or concealer you already have on.
  • To get rid of oil and refresh makeup, lightly mist your face with toner, then pat with a tissue. Then, finish with a dusting of loose powder.
  • Identify blemish patterns on your face. Look at the way you hold the telephone, whether you sleep more on one side of your face or if you hold your head up with one hand when sitting. Try to avoid doing these things.
  • Tyra Banks revealed during one of her shows that drugstore brand makeup works just as well as those pricey bands found in department stores. For the most part this is true. It’s not always the brand which you choose that’s important but the technique in which you apply it.
  • After applying make-up, go outside or near a window to check for any discolorations and streaks.
  • Always use good lighting and a clean mirror.
  • Don’t ever use outdated cosmetics, particularly around the eye area. Most products do show an experation date either on the make-up or the packaging when bought.
  • Try bronzing powder underneath your cheeks and jawbone to make your face appear slimmer.
  • To make your nose appear smaller, apply bronzing powder carefully down the sides and add a little shimmer creme or powder down the bridge of your nose.
  • Clean your make up brushes and applicators often to reduce bacteria and oil. Try to stay away from harsh soaps that can strip your brushes, instead, try using baby shampoo.
  • If your powder blush or eye shadow breaks up in the compact you can use alcohol to press it back together.
  • Never share your make-up with anyone to avoid catching or spreading any kinds of bacteria.
  • For natural-looking results, apply glow products to the apples of your cheeks, the bridge of your nose, your hairline, and chin.
  • When covering up blemishes, select a color for what you’re covering up. For example, orange-tinged concealers counteract blueish under-eye circles. A mint-green concealer hides the redness of a pimple. The idea is that concealers act as neutralizers.
  • Thick foundation and powder make-up fall into pores, fine lines, and wrinkles. Too look younger, use a moisturizer as a base, before your foundation.
  • Your foundation should match your face and neck, so don’t try it on your hand or arm for color a match.
  • Use a foundation with a sunscreen included to prevent future skin damage.
  • Chances are you will need a different shade of foundation for each season, so don’t use the same one all year long. Blending colors sometimes is the only way to get a perfect match (ex: for fall mix  your summer foundation with your winter foundation).
  • Make sure you also apply foundation on your eyelids, lips and into your neck for a more natural look. This also is a great setting for eye shadow and lipstick and helps it stay on longer.
  • Liquid foundation can settle and separate in the bottle, so remember to shake it up before use.
  • Apply loose translucent powder with a large cosmetics brush to set your foundation and keep it from running in hot and humid weather.
  • Powder foundation is ideal for oily skin and will help reduce shine.
  • If your foundation is too heavy, add a couple drops of moisturizer to thin.
  • When it comes to using false lashes, avoid the spidery look by applying a strip of false lashes meant for your lower lashes from corner to corner. They’re shorter than traditional falsies, so they’ll thicken your lash line without elongating it too much
  • Apply more glue to the outer lashes when applying false lashes because these are the lashes that are tend to fall off quicker.
  • Keep your eyes open when applying liquid liner otherwise your line will look uneven.
  • If you’re looking for a dramatic eye, try liquid eyeliner. Choose an eyeliner brush that is small with angled bristles for a cleaner line.
  • To keep eye shadow from creasing use an eye shadow base or pressed powder before applying color.
  • To make small eyes look bigger, stay away from dark eyeshadows. Start with a nude base, then apply shadow a shade or two darker than the base to your crease and use your finger to blend the color up toward your eyebrow.
  • Keep unruly brows looking polished with a slick of clear brow gel or mist an unused toothbrush or eye comb with hairspray to help flatten unruly brows.
  • Dip a cotton swab in eye-makeup remover, and trace it along your lids to erase any mistakes when there is no time to redo your whole look.
  • Blast your metal eyelash curler with a hair dryer for a couple of seconds to heat it up so your lashes bend more easily.
  • Use Eye shadow to shape and define your eyes. Three shades are ideal with the darkest on the lid and the lightest just below the brow bone.
  • Cream eye shadow is best used sparingly and only in cool weather because it has a tendency to crease.
  • Powder eye shadow stays on the longest.
  • To prevent damage to your eyelashes when using and eyelash curler, do not hold the curler too close to the roots.
  • Mascara is best when two coats are applied. Make sure the first coat is dry before applying the second.
  • Put your eye pencils in the freezer for a few minutes before sharpening.
  • The best way to plump up your lips is to dab a shimmery gloss in the middle of your lower lip (on top of a lip-tone lipstick or gloss).
  • To make thin lips appear larger, apply your liner just outside of your natural lip line.
  • Apply pressed powder on and around your lips to prevent your lipstick from bleeding.
  • Do not try to rub off red lipstick. Instead, take a cotton ball or tissue dipped in makeup remover, and just dab to erase the dark stain fast.
    45. Pinch your cheeks for an instant glow.
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BestBeautyAdvice: SKIN

BestBeautyAdvice has put together a list of the best tips to help you achieve your most beautiful skin.

  • Do not take too many showers or stay in the water for too long. Water has a drying effect on the skin.
  • Always apply moisturizer immediately after getting out of the shower. This is when skin is still moist and will absorb the lotion better.
  • Thick moisturizer does not necessarily mean better. Heavy creams can create a barrier on the surface of your skin and keep it from absorbing moisture.
  • Use a nighttime face lotion. Skin-cell regeneration is slightly faster at night than during the day, so take advantage of your skins receptiveness.
  • Never use too many products at once. This can irritate your skin. Instead, nourish your skin with a nutrient packed moisturizer.
  • Avoid drinking too much coffee or energy drinks because they can be extremely dehydrating. However, caffeine applied topically to your skin has skin-tightening and redness soothing properties which can be perfect for under eye puffiness or rosacea.
  • Avoid harsh scrubs and scrubbing  your skin to often. Generally you should exfoliate around twice a week.
  • Squirt a little lemon juice into your scrub for instant brightening and buffing action.
  • Sun bathing is without a doubt the worst thing you can do to your skin. Using SPF is essential and should be applied every couple of hours.
  • Do not over massage the skin or touch your face too much. Stimulating the skin too much can cause irritation and your hands contain bacteria and oils that can cause breakouts on your face,
  • Although alcohol based toners will dry out your blemishes right away, they will also strip your skin of moisture and send oil glands into overdrive which could possibly worsen your condition. Instead use a toner with the appropriate active ingredient. One that contains lactic acid is good for cysts that appear deep under the skin while salicylic   acid or benzyl peroxide are ideal for minor to moderate breakouts.
  • Allow time for your skin product to start working. Most active ingredients take effect over time, so don’t give up if you don’t see immediate results.
  • To help avoid sleep lines opt for a silk or satin pillowcase.
  • Identify blemish patterns on your face. Look at the way you hold your telephone, whether you sleep more on one side of your face or if you constantly hold your head up with one hand while sitting. These are all things that can cause breakouts.
  • Phone carry extreme amounts of bacteria that can easily be transferred onto your face. Use an alcohol swab or disinfectant to clean your phone as often as possible to avoid breakouts.
  • If you are breaking out, use a deep cleansing mask once a week to rid your skin of impurities and dead skin cells that may cause your pores to clog.
  • If your skin is sensitive or just looking irritated and puffy for some reason, steam a bag of green tea for a minute or two, let it cool down, and dab it over your face. The antioxidants in the tea take down inflammation.
  • Rose and lavender work wonders for calming skin inflammation.
  • Try to avoid turning the water heat up in the shower. Hot water followed by cool, dry air leads to rough skin. To lock in moisture post-shower, pat (do not rub) yourself dry, and apply moisturizer.
  • Prevent dead-skin pileup on your feet by using a pumice stone in the shower. Do not use a razor to remove dead skin because that will only cause more skin to grow back.
  • When waxing at home, apply tooth-numbing cream in the area you plan to wax about half an hour prior to your session. It will temporarily numb the skin, making the experience a little less painful.
  • Olive oil is a great cure for all things dry. For soft cuticles, place your fingers in a bowl of warm olive oil. Olive oil is also a great way to remove waterproof mascara. Put a few drops on a cotton ball and smooth over closed eyes.
  • Avoid streaks by mixing self-tanner with moisturizer before applying. This dilutes the formula so you do not look streaky.
  • To avoid an orangey look with self-tanner, after application, wipe a cotton swab or a damp paper towel across your eyebrows and along your hairline.
  • For extremely soft, smooth lips use your richest eye cream on your lips. Be sure it is a hydrating formula and not a firming lotion, which will cause drying.
  • Avocado is a wonderful moisturizer for skin. Take a ripe avocado and mash it up in a bowl. Slather it all over your body and let it sit for about 20 minutes.
  • To get shiney legs that aren’t too greasy, blend a drop of baby oil into your normal body lotion for extra shine.
  • Slather on a thick layer of diaper-rash cream to heal cracked elbows and feet.
  • If your underarms start to look dry, an easy trick is to exfoliate them with a gentle face scrub.
  • Instead of buying an expensive perfumed body product, you can make your own by pouring a few drops of fragrance into any scent-free lotion.
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