Five-Minute Hairstyle for the Perfect Double-Twist Ponytail

This double twist ponytail is perfect to keep in your every day hairstyle repertoire. It looks pretty and effortless, and best of all, it’s done in six easy steps—which is perfect for days when you want to have a cute hairstyle, but you don’t have a lot of time to spend getting ready. Wear it with jeans, a t-shirt, and a blazer for a nice workday look or, with a dress and a chunky cardigan for a cool, casual look. This hairstlye works on many different hair textures, but definitely works best with long hair. Follow the steps below to get the look: 1. Comb through your hair, then take the top half of your hair and put in a half-updo with a small elastic. 2. Now make a hole just above the elastic.
the Perfect Double-Twist Ponytail

the Perfect Double-Twist Ponytail

3. Flip the half-up ponytail through the hole. 4. Now combine the top and bottom sections of hair and secure your hair into another ponytail at the nape of your neck.
the Perfect Double-Twist Ponytail 3

the Perfect Double-Twist Ponytail 3

5. Now take the new ponytail you just made, make a hole above the first half up ponytail just like you did before and flip also the new ponytail through the same hole like the first time. Pull it the whole way through so it comes out underneath the two elastics. 6. Pull on the ponytail a bit to tighten it and then take some bobby pins to pull the twist together in the middle and secure it in place.
the Perfect Double-Twist Ponytail 3

the Perfect Double-Twist Ponytail 3

And you have a beautiful, easy update on the classic pony!
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4 Basic Ways to Make Your Nose Look Smaller

Raise your hand if you feel happy with the shape of your nose. The chances are that you’re experiencing some dissatisfaction about it, just like most people. The perfect nose requires an ideal genetic combination, which doesn’t happen that frequently. Even if you’re not in love with your nose shape, there are things you can do about it. Plastic surgery is a last resort option since you can give various other non-invasive possibilities a try. Expert Level: Contouring
Expert Level- Contouring

Expert Level- Contouring

The clever use of makeup, light and shadow is an ideal possibility for visually “reshaping” your nose. This technique, however, requires creative skill and a lot of practice for perfect results. Intense contouring will deliver comic results, so it’s important to master this art form before leaving your home. Contouring is all about choosing quality products and having a good makeup application technique. Shimmery and sparkly contouring powders and shades should be avoided. Matte makeup is a much better possibility, and it will make the outcome look natural. Now that you’ve chosen the right matte powders, it’s time to learn how to contour your nose. YouTube has dozens of videos that you can explore to learn the techniques of others. Keep in mind that many famous ladies use contouring to reshape their faces and make their noses look petite. This option is very popular because of the spectacular results it produces. The more you practice, the better you’re going to get at it. The most basic option involves drawing two darker lines along the sides of the nose. Use highlighting powder in the center. Blend the contour nicely, and you’ll get a much thinner nose without plastic surgery! Here’s a final tip – check the appearance of your makeup in the sunlight. Everything may look perfect in front of your bathroom mirror but once you go outside, you may find yourself terrified by the results. The Power of Powder (and Foundation)
The Power of Powder (and Foundation)

The Power of Powder (and Foundation)

Covering some of your facial imperfections will draw attention away from your problem areas and to your most beautiful features. If you don’t have time to do contouring, you can always rely on a bit of foundation and powder to give your face a flawless complexion. Beautiful skin tone and emphasis on your lips or your eyes will make your nose much less noticeable. You’ll simply need to have a couple of makeup products with you at all times. Getting the perfect skin and hiding those pimples or dark spots isn’t a challenging task. ① Give primer a try, as well. This product is applied before your foundation, and it’s the perfect possibility for correcting a skin problem that you have. Primer is great for covering excessive redness or minimizing visible pores. ② Matte powder will add the finishing touch. A beautiful finish will brighten up your entire face in an instance. Makeup Artist Level : Bronzing
Makeup Artist Level : Bronzing

Makeup Artist Level : Bronzing

Bronzing is probably the second most popular technique after contouring when it comes to changing the shape of your face or decreasing the size of your nose. Use your bronzer and an eyeliner brush. Sweep some of the bronzers on both sides of your nose’s bridge. The next step, just like in the case of contouring is… you’ve guessed it – blending! Brush the bronzer away from the bridge to create shadow there. The central part of your nose will remain the lightest one, which will obviously create the optical illusion of a smaller nose. ① To put even more emphasis on the central part of the nose, you can use a bit of highlighter. You’ll once again have to make sure that your nose is perfectly blended. ② Bronzer can be used to slim down your face because it creates shadows. It’s very easy to transform those round cheeks or get the perfect cheekbones with it. ③ To get the same slimming result, you can also rely on the power of self-tanning products. There are many online videos you can use to learn how self-tanners are applied and which little tricks will make your shape look much slimmer. Your Other Beautiful Features: Shift the Attention
Your Other Beautiful Features- Shift the Attention

Your Other Beautiful Features- Shift the Attention

Which part of your face do you like the most? That’s the one you should be highlighting rather than worrying about your nose. ① A smokey eye or a bit of dark red lipstick will immediately point all of the attention towards this attractive facial feature. Drawing attention to the part of your face that you like the most is much easier than hiding that imperfection. ② Finally, choose the right hairstyle. Loose curls, and lots of volumes will make your face look smaller. Avoid ponytails and buns because these will draw all of the attention to your face (meaning your nose!). Find the Balance These makeup tricks will work for wide noses but girls that have a sharp nose will need to approach the problem in a different way. Keeping makeup soft and finding the perfect balance is going to deliver the best results. Finally, learn how to embrace your face and all of its features. Confidence is sexy, and if you love the shape of your nose, you’ll make the rest of the world fall in love with it, as well.
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Make Your Anniversary Extra Special For Your Husband

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Marriage takes a lot of hard work, being with one person day-in, day-out is no easy task, regardless of how much you love them. (Ask any couple who have been together for longer than a couple of years, and they'll tell you the same thing.) That's why, celebrating your anniversary is so, so important. After a few years of being together, many couples stop marking their anniversary with any special plans and treat it as just another day. If you want a happy, healthy marriage, t ...

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Back in action and new workout routine

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It has been about two weeks that I had taken off from lifting and any form of working out. I was feeling extremely under the weather; I don’t know if I had a cold or virus, or the weather changes here in New Jersey or just overall not getting enough sleep. I had a hard time having any kind of energy to workout and was feeling really weak and lethargic all the time. If I don’t workout in the morning, before work, I don’t usually have the time after work for a proper workout. You ...

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6 Things Having Ombre Hair Has Taught Me

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A few months ago, after my June wedding, I was itching to try something new with my hair. I have always had dark, one color tresses and I wanted my wedding day look to be very glamorous and sultry. I kept my hair super long and very dark. After the “I do’s” I was eager to do something different with my hair so I cut off a good 5-6 inches for a long bob (aka “Lob”) hair style and asked my hair colorist to do some subtle ombre. I loved the new hair length and the color ...

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Holiday Gift Guide 2015 - Top Present Picks

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One of the things I try to do really well during the entire year is to make mental notes of everything that my friends and family say in relation to “Oh I really could use/I would really love to get ___.” That to me is the only way I can really buy anyone something I know they will love. It’s important to me to get things that are either really needed or something they really want, otherwise it is one big crap shoot getting something random. I also real ...

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PMS Sucks - some tips to get you through that time of the month

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There is nothing that is more of a life buzz kill than getting your period. Let’s face it ladies, it’s the one time of the month that I don’t want to even be around myself. I don’t know if it’s because I’m in my 30’s now but the last few years I have the worst PMS ever and all I want to do is go home, throw on the comfiest sweats I own, curl up on my couch and wait for it to all be over. For some reason every time of the month that it comes I feel extreme ...

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Beauty Addicts Cosmetics Hollywood Glam Makeup Review

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I recently received a package from the fine folks at Beauty Addicts Cosmetics to test and try out some of the Hollywood Glam collection – perfect for the holiday season. I was not compensated for this review, just provided some pretty neat makeup products to test and try and then share with my readers. Their Holiday Glam kit starts at $58.00 and they sent me four products to review: a lip gloss, lip stick, mascara and quad eye shadow compact. Their products range in price and the colors are ...

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Tips to achieve the perfect at home blow out from Drybar founder Alli Webb

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They say that your hair is the crown you never take off, but for many women (myself included) sometimes we just don’t have the time to polish it to look it’s best everyday. It’s important to wash and condition our hair, but many of us don’t really know what we should do in order to achieve the best possible blow out at home. Most of the time we just decide to let our hair air dry, but blow drying doesn’t have to feel like a choir. I was out to uncover some top tips on ho ...
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