How To Get Rid Of The Most Difficult Stains In Your Clothes
Jun05

How To Get Rid Of The Most Difficult Stains In Your Clothes

Nothing is worse than coming back home from a nice day out and discover that you’ve unwillingly added a new pattern to your beautiful white shirt. Food, make-up, sweat or grass can end up ruining your clothes. Luckily, these tricks will help you get rid of the most annoying stains in your clothes. Crisis averted. Sweat Summer is the sweatiest season of the year, which means you’ll avoid wearing certain tops because you know they’ll end up with pit stains. Don’t worry, because there’s a way to get rid of them. Simply rub a dry bar of soap on the stained area before washing. If it is discolored, soak it in a mixture of white vinegar and hot water for a few minutes and then wash as normal. Foundation Nothing worse than taking off your shirt and staining it with make-up. For foundation, there’s an easy trick. Apply shaving cream to the stain and let it sit for thirty minutes to break down the foundation. Then, just wash as usual and be amazed at the results. Grass Grass is one of the trickiest stains to get rid of, ask any mom. If you enjoy outdoor activities but don’t enjoy the additional green spots in your clothes, try this trick. Apply your favorite pretreater to the stain and let it sit for 15 minutes so it works its way in. Then, scrub the stain working from the center outward. Wash as usual. Blood It happens. Don’t let it ruin your underwear. If the stain is fresh, apply a pretreater and follow up with a solution of water and ammonia. A paste of lemon juice and table salt works too. If the stain is dry, soak it in cold water (never use hot water to remove blood) before treating it. Wash in a cold setting. Grease If you touched your clothes with greasy fingers, don’t panic, there’s actually an easy way to get rid of grease stains. Apply a bit of dish detergent directly on the stain and gently rub it in to treat the area. After that, wash as usual and breathe in relief. Dish detergent is made to break down grease, that’s why this trick is so effective. Dirt Why is nature so dirty? When you come back home from that hike, brush off excess dirt form your clothes and soak them in a mix of warm water, white vinegar and dish detergent. Rinse it all off and dab rubbing alcohol in the parts that are still stained. Rinse it off and wash as you normally would. Ice cream We all scream when our cone falls right on top of...

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Get Kylie Jenner’s Hair At Home With Professional Results
Jun01

Get Kylie Jenner’s Hair At Home With Professional Results

Gorgeous at 17! The youngest of the Kardashian clan is becoming a celebrity in her own way. The key ingredient in her rising success is that anyone can relate to her. Kylie could be the girl next door and her very stylish not so pretentious locks could be easily imitated at home. No, we’re not kidding, you can totally do this at home! Getting Started Trim your hair: the perfect hair coloring will only be reached by allowing your precious hair to recover from previous bleaching. So chop chop the ends and get ready to pick a hairstyle that suits your face shape and facial features. Although a DIY hair-dying venture surely involves working on your own most of the time, you might need an extra pair of hands to reach where you cannot, guaranteeing a better outcome for your hair style. Color wise, the two main things to take into account are not only the color chosen but also which product brand you will trust. You can take your pick from a wide range of alternatives such as Wella, Majirel, L’Oreal, Lush, Garnier and Manic Panic which carries a vast array of colors that go from neon to pastel, to super bright, to tame and sultry. Down With The Bleaching This is an easier step for natural blondes. Most stylists suggest you resort to a purple shampoo which will eliminate any orange‐range hair residue in your hair which might alter the color you are after. Now, if you’re a dark‐haired beauty, you will need some extra help from a mix of powder bleach and cream developer. The powder bleach has a color stripping power while the cream developer will enhance the power bleach qualities to get rid of your original hair color. Cream developer options vary from 10 to 40 volumes, with 10 being the slowest lifter to 40 being the fastest and therefore the most abrasive one. If your hair is thin then 20 is highly recommended. If your hair is too dark and thick, you should begin with a 30 volume developer. Stay Alert! This is the most challenging step in the process which blondes have it easy again. Bleaching will test your limits and you may have to do it more than once if your hair is dark. Mix equal parts of 30 volume developer with bleaching powder, until you lighten your hair to a really light blonde shade in about 40 to 50 minutes. After this, the hair will break, so stay alert and keep checking up on the mirror until you’ve reached the desired shade of blonde in order to dye it green afterwards. Apply the mix on your ends and middle parts. Put on a TV show episode that lasts 20 minutes, and set up an alarm...

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DIY Beauty Products You Need To Try
May26

DIY Beauty Products You Need To Try

It’s not easy looking fabulous. Beauty routines are important and they make you feel as good as you look. But instead of spending insane amounts of money on new products every month, why don’t you try these DIY alternatives? These are natural ways to step up your routine that will make you feel crafty and are as good for your skin as they are for your wallet. Remove make-up with just three ingredients Make-up remover can be too harsh and end up drying or damaging your skin, especially around your eyes. You can actually make a very effective and gentle eye make-up remover with only three ingredients that will cost you almost no money. Mix half a tablespoon of No Tears Baby Shampoo with one quarter teaspoon of coconut oil (use olive oil if you are allergic). Pour into a small container with a lid and fill the rest with water. That is all. The oil and water will separate, so you need to shake the container before using it every time. Believe it or not, this remover will wipe even the most stubborn goop right of your eyes. And it smells fantastic. Apple and oats face scrub Apple is famous for its high content of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, which means it will renew your skin better than any store-bought anti-aging cream. That’s why it’s perfect for this face (and body!) scrub. Mix one cup of pureed apple (or organic, unsweetened applesauce) with one teaspoon of sweet almond oil and ¾ cup of plain rolled oats. The oats will be in charge of exfoliating of this scrub, you can substitute them for sugar or your favorite exfoliant. Finally, the almond oil will make your skin feel softer and keep it moisturized. To use, simply rub on your wet face with a circular motion, leave for 15 minutes and rinse with enough water to get rid of all the product. This scrub is also great to use on your legs before shaving, so you get a closer shave without unsightly red bumps. The mix can keep in your fridge for up to a week, so don’t worry if you don’t use it all up in one sitting. All-natural berry lip stain If you want to give your lips a touch of deep, red color, but you are not sure about the chemicals and artificial ingredients in store-bought products, you can make your own. And it doesn’t get more natural than this. Simply mash three blackberries and one raspberry together in a small bowl. Then, squeeze three pomegranate seeds to get the juice into the bowl and mix well. Finally, add...

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Instantly Look More Charismatic With These Few Tips
May21

Instantly Look More Charismatic With These Few Tips

If you are worried about that presentation at work, defending your thesis or nailing a job interview, then this will help you out. When it comes to charisma and confidence, the old adage “fake it till you make it” holds true, but how exactly do you fake charisma? It’s easier than you think, just keep these things in mind. Smile – This is a common suggestion for a reason. Smiling will make you look approachable and friendly and it will give more warmth to your voice. Even better, smiling will actually release chemicals in your brain to make you feel happier and more confident. You don’t have to be smiling maniacally without blinking all the time, of course, your smile should be natural. If you are not a naturally “smiley” person, try to smile every time you greet someone or answer a question. Keep a consistent tone – If you are going to be speaking in front of an audience, in a meeting or an interview, try to keep a consistent tone of voice. This doesn’t mean monotonous, just try to avoid “umms”, “errs” and unnecessary pauses. Don’t have large changes of pitch in the middle of your speech either. A consistent tone will make you look more confident in your words, people will pay attention and perceive you as having strong ideas. Practice in front of a mirror before your big event so it’s easier for you to control the tone of your voice. Show empathy and respect – Being polite will make people see you more positively and it will be easier for them to agree with you. Avoid putting others on a pedestal or knocking them down. Treat everyone as equal to you and it will be easier for others to relate to you. You will be seen as confident yet humble, and people will respect you as an equal as well. Finally, showing empathy lets people know that you relate to them. This doesn’t mean that you should feel sorry for people, only that you should reinforce their feelings as valid and try to understand the position they are in. Pay attention to your audience – Charismatic people can read their audience and change their behavior to suit them without even realizing it. Until you learn to do it subconsciously, you will have to make a conscious effort. Pay attention to other’s behavior, language, conversation and gestures. Try to change your own demeanor to better fit the environment you are in. This isn’t about faking a new personality, but simply about adapting your own. Maintain an open posture – Don’t stand with your hip or...

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How To Trick Yourself Into Being Less Pessimistic
May17

How To Trick Yourself Into Being Less Pessimistic

Us pessimists like to say we are actually realists and that we try to avoid deluding ourselves with silly things like “optimism” and “a positive attitude”. But the truth is that keeping a constantly negative attitude about life is not only an obstacle for happiness, it is also a great way to rack up the stress, anxiety and all their unhealthy consequences. And don’t even think about saying “but that’s just who I am” because you can absolutely train yourself to have a better outlook in life until it’s as natural as smiling. 1. Avoid thinking about worst case scenarios Hope for the best, prepare for the worst, right? There is some true to that, but if you are having trouble with the “hope for the best” part, then you might be actually setting yourself up for failure. Expecting the worst in any situation will make you act like the worst already happened… and it will probably lead you to an unfavorable outcome. That’s what we call a self-fulfilling prophecy. Instead, try to think about “Okay case scenarios”. You know, you are probably not going to get the best possible outcome, but maybe you will get the bare minimum to avoid complete failure? Baby steps. 2. Get a mantra that works for yourself We all know that repeating “I’m a rockstar” or “everything is awesome” is not really effective because we don’t actually believe it. So trade your mantra for something you actually believe, like “things could be worse” and “I can totally solve this eventually”. At the same time, focusing on the parts of your life that actually bring you happiness can help you get through the day “this sucks but my kitty is waiting for me at home” can be the thing you need to endure that final presentation at work. 3. When you complain, be funny about it Humor helps us cope with even the worst things in life. Instead of whining to your BFF, find the funny side of your problems and laugh about it with her. You will make things easier for you, and it won’t be as annoying to your friends. Bonus points, laughing and smiling actually trigger actual feelings of happiness and positivity, even if you are faking it, brains are funny that way. 4. Be kind to yourself When you are thinking to yourself or talking about yourself, stop and ask this simple question: “Would I say this to my best friend or my partner?”. If the answer is no, it is time to find kind and loving words for you. You would never say to someone you love: “You are...

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