You too can have healthy, glowing skin and strong nails! Of course we can cheat enhance our natural beauty with makeup and other beauty cosmetics, but the best way to create healthy hair and nails is through our diet.
Diet plays a huge part in making out hair and nails grow stronger, longer and thicker, as well as making our skin smooth and look younger.
Below is a list of my top 5 foods for improving your skin hair and nails:
Water rich fruits
Such as rockmelon and watermellon help to keep you hydrated, making lines less visible. Vitamin C from water rich fruits aids collagen formation, improving your skin's elasticity.
Nuts high in Omega 3
The essential fatty acid found in foods high in omega 3, such as almonds and walnuts, helps to guard against free radicals which cause you to age quicker.
The protein in chickpeas helps the body produce amino acids essential for tissue growth and repair. this means your skin will heal scars and scratches faster as well as reducing dark patches of skin.
Salmon is one of the best food sources for omega-3 fatty acids. Salmon also has selenium and vitamin D Selenium helps to protect the skin from sun exposure and vitamin D helps to keeps your hair and nails strong.
Tomatoes are one of the highst sources containing anti-aging antioxidant lycopene.
Lycopene also helps the skin's to protect itself against harmful UV
rays, reducing sunburn risk and premature ageing.
This outfit was inspired by Elena Gilbert from The Vampire diaries TV series. In the episisode Elena attends a 50's decade dance, wearing tight black pants, white shoes and a blue blouse, all brought together with a cute neck scarf and headband. This is a fun look which would be great for a costume idea. This is how i would recreate Elana look, channeling her 50's retro vibe.
Use a lightweight oil free moisturizer to hydrate the skin, and a lightweight eye cream.
Step 1: Corrector/Concealer
For very dark undereye circles, start with a corrector to cut through
the darkness under the eye. Next, use a yellow-toned concealer one shade
lighter to brighten the undereye area.
Step 2: Foundation
Apply foundation only on areas that need to be evened out with your fingers or a makeup sponge.
Step 3: Powder/Bronzer
Set your concealer with loose powder. If you have an oily t-zone, apply
powder to the rest of your face. Dust a bronzer over cheeks, forehead,
nose and chin to add warmth to the skin.
Step 4: Blush
Smile and dust a neutral shade of blush on the apples of the cheeks.
Blend up towards the hairline then downwards to soften color. Layer a
pop of bright blush only on the apples for a longer lasting look.
Step 5: Lipstick/Gloss
For the most flattering lipstick shade, use the natural coloring of your
lips as a guide choose a color that matches or is slightly darker than
Step 6: Lipliner
Line your lips after applying lip color to avoid feathering and add
natural-looking definition. Use a lip brush to soften and blend any hard
Step 7: Brows
Define brows with a shadow that matches your hair color. Begin at the
inner corner of the brow and follow its natural shape using light,
feathery strokes. To soften too-harsh brow color, press loose powder
onto brows with a powder puff.
Step 8: Eyeshadow
Sweep a light eyeshadow color from lashline to browbone using a brush.
Dust a medium color on the lower lid and up to the crease.
Step 9: Eyeliner
Line the upper lashline with a dark eyeshadow. Dampen the brush before
dipping into eyeshadow for a longer-lasting look. Alternatively, use a
gel eyeliner. If you line the lower lashline, make sure the top and
bottom liner meet at the outer corner of the eye.
Step 10: Mascara
Curl your lashes and apply mascara by brushing from the base to tip. Roll the wand to separate lashes and avoid clumps.
Under-eye concealer in normally applied after color corrector. Concealer should be one or two shades lighter than your foundation and yellow intone to blend as it lightens. Normally concealer is set with a yellow toned loose powder, however if you have really light skin you may need a white toned powder.
Eye color correctors are
used for used to correct extreme under-eye darkness. Corrector
can be peach or pink toned. Make sure it is applied up to the lashes
and in the inner corner space between the eye and the bridge of the
nose. If your skin is
pale choose the lightest colors, beginning with bisque or light pink.
for deeper skin tomes, choose peach or darker peach.
Even if you don't have alot of darkness under your eyes, you can still use corrector to brighten the eyes.
To apply your corrector begin at the inner corner of the eye and continue outwards, remaining close to the lashes. Gently blend using your ring finger (this is your most gentle finger) apply concealer if required.
polish is the latest trend that gives you glamerous nail colour. Nail
colour can suposedly last up to 14 days! this nail innovation takes
out the dry-time of traditional manicures and resists against
chipping. Gel pollish has many different names such as: O.P.I gel
pollish, shellac, bluesky or gellish but they are all basicly the
same product for different brands.
polish glides on like normal nail polish but sets instantly like gel.
Another benefit of gel polish is the removal. unlike gel nails where
scraping and sanding can ruin your nail bed, gel polish soaks off.
Click to find out how to apply gel polish step by step :)
I've just come across this beautiful romantic half up hairstyle, and i just L.O.V.E. the flattering curls with the flower headband.I call it The Dandelion Daydreamer, after the dress the model wears. It would be perfect for a semi casual romantic date, festival or a fun springtime look. The floral crown adds a fairytale feeling to this pretty style!
Follow the jump for more photos and how to recreate this look :)