Makeup

How Long should you keep makeup?

If you got sensitive skin, you need to be very cautious about knowledge how long to maintain make-up. Sometimes it’s tough to throw away your favorite blush or lipstick, but it is important to weigh the issues old makeup can cause, in particular to sensitive skin. Unfortunately, not like food, there are no printed makeup expiration dates on cosmetics labels. However, there are diffused ways to tell if you need to component with them. For example, commonplace sense tells you a sticky, goopy lip gloss that smells must be thrown away. If your nail polish is separating, it’s too antique.


Mascara – Mascara and liquid eyeliners have the shortest shelf existence: 3 to 4 months. It’s critical not to pump the wand into the liquid, on account that this tends to increase bacteria into it. If your mascara gets dry, do not add water, simply toss it. If your eye feels indignant after the usage of it, immediately throw it away. If it smells bad, also throw it away. You don’t want to have eye contamination called ‘conjunctivitis’ (crimson eye).

Eye or lip pencils – Any type of pencil can be stored up to 2 years. Sharpen as needed, to preserve the end clean.

Eye shadows – Powder shadows can last up to 2 years, even as liquid ones, closing approximately 12 months.

Liquid foundation, concealers – It’s fine to use an applicator with makeup. Putting your finger right into a product can introduce micro organism to it. If used properly, liquid foundation can last up to a 12 months. Bacteria love water-based totally makeup. You can prevent contamination by no longer using your fingers to apply them. Stick concealers can last up to 2 years.

Lipstick – As lengthy as it’s now not a liquid lipstick, it may last up to 12 months or longer.

Lip Gloss – Most lip gloss are in liquid form. Their shelf life is shorter than lipstick. They can ultimate approximately 6 months.

Blush – Makeup that is powder based, can last 18 months to two years. Cream blush should no longer be used after 12 months.

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What are the benefits to using products with essential oils?

Essential oils are mixes extracted from plants. The oils catch the plant’s aroma and flavor, or “embodiment.” There are more than 90 types of essential oils, each having its own unique smell and properties to nourish your skin or hair. Here’s a list of some popular essential oils and the health claims belongs to them:


How essential oils work?
Essential oils are most commonly used in the practice of aromatherapy, in which they are inhaled through various methods. Essential oils are not meant to be swallowed. The chemicals in essential oils can interact with your body in several ways. When applied to your skin, some plant chemicals are absorbed. It’s thought that certain application methods can improve absorption, such as applying with heat or to different areas of the body
Essential oils for easing stress:
Lavender: “Lavender is celebrated for its ability to relax, to calm, and sooth — not only the mind but the skin as well.
Bergamot: A delightful Italian citrus fruit whose essential oil is pressed from the peel. “It’s cooling and refreshing, fresh, floral, and fruity at the same time.
Frankincense: “When dealing with stress, nervous tension, anxiety, and even depression, this is a fantastic essential oil to work with.
Sandalwood: Used to calm nerves and help with focus.
Peppermint: Used to boost energy and aid digestion.
Rose: Used to improve mood and reduce anxiety.
Chamomile: Used to improve mood and relaxation.
Jasmine: Used to help with depression, childbirth, and Libido.
Lemon: Used to aid digestion, mood, headaches, and more.

Essential oils for healthier hair:

Cedarwood: “This oil fortifies the hair cuticle and strengthens hairs.
Laurel: “The essential oil from laurel has been extensively used in hair care preparations, especially in Greece.
Rosemary: The oil from this herb stimulates blood circulation to the scalp, thus promoting hair growth.

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MAINTAINING A HEALTHY RELATIONSHIP

A few weeks ago I asked for topic suggestions for the weekly email.  Relationships was a topic that was suggested.  I am by far not a person who should be giving relationship advice.  A person who is single and has had too many relationships blow up in their face should not be giving advice.  A person who has had too many bad experiences and holds someone who is trying hard to be understanding at arms length should not be giving advice.  Below are bits and pieces of things I have been told over the years.  I hope you find it helpful.

No relationship is impeccable constantly. Be that as it may, in a solid relationship, the two individuals like the relationship more often than not. An incredible relationship takes more than fascination — it takes work, and both of you must be eager to place in the exertion. Here are a few hints for building a sound relationship: 

• Love yourself: Being OK with what your identity is implies you’ll be a more joyful accomplice. 

• Communicate: Converse with your accomplice about your emotions. 

• Be genuine: Be honest with one another about what you do, think, and feel. Genuineness makes trust. Not many things hurt a relationship more than lies. 

• Give each other some space: Couple’s time is extraordinary, however hanging out isn’t. It’s beneficial to have your own companions and interests outside of the relationship. 

Agree to oppose the idea: You’re not continually going to agree, and that is alright. The significant thing is to regard each other’s suppositions and thoughts. 

Forgive and request absolution: Everyone commits errors. Be eager to apologize for yours — and acknowledge your accomplice’s expressions of remorse. 

Support one another: At the point when your accomplice accomplishes something incredible, let them know! Your accomplice ought to do likewise for you. 

Talk about sex… transparently and sincerely: Mentioning to your accomplice what feels better and what you like and don’t care for causes you have better sex. Never pressure your accomplice into accomplishing something they would prefer not to do, or let your accomplice pressure you — assent is an absolute necessity. 

Take care of your sexual wellbeing: Converse with your accomplice about how you will ensure each other against sexually transmitted diseases and unintended pregnancy.
 
How to know if the relationship is sound

It’s great to check in with yourself every now and then to perceive how you’re feeling about your relationship. The inquiries underneath center around sentimental and sexual connections, however they can apply to different sorts of connections, as well. After you’ve asked yourself these inquiries, it could be useful to answer them again from your accomplice’s point of view. 

1. Does your accomplice tune in to and regard your thoughts? 

2. Does your accomplice give you space to invest energy with your loved ones? 

3. Do you have some good times getting to know one another?

Makeup

Quick Makeup Tips

As part of the new year you might of made the New Year’s Resolution to experiment a little more with makeup.  You also might be a little unsure of what you should be doing like I often am.  Below are some quick makeup tips to help you with your New Year’s Resolution.

  • Wash your face: Before applying makeup in the morning, wash your face so you’ll be able to start with a fresh canvas. Use a cleanser or simply splash lukewarm water on your face a few times to wash away any debris on your skin. Pat it dry gently with a soft towel.
  • Apply a moisturizer: The last step before applying makeup is putting on some moisturizing lotion. This will help your makeup go on more easily and create a better final look. Choose a good face moisturizer that works with your skin type. Massage it gently all over your face. Don’t forget your eyelids, lips, and nose. 
  • Choose a foundation that works with your skin type and matches your coloring: Liquid foundation is a fine choice for many types of skin. You can also use tinted moisturizer or BB cream. If your skin is on the oily side, you might want to consider compact or powder ofoundation.
  • Apply concealer: Choose a concealer that matches your skin tone – or, if you have dark under-eye circles, go one shade lighter. Apply a light amount of concealer using either a concealer brush or your finger by dabbing it under your eyes and gently blending it in.
  • Apply powder: Choose a powder that matches your skin tone. Use a powder brush (a large, fluffy brush that will apply the powder evenly) to apply the powder to your face in a circular motion.
  • Apply blush: Choose a pink-toned blush that brings out the best in your facial coloring. Swirl a blush brush in the container, smile, and apply it to the apples of your cheeks in a circular motion.
  • Apply eyeshadow: Choose a neutral shadow pallet for a simple, everyday look. Brown, gold, grey, and blue tones are all good choices, depending on your eye color
  • Apply eyeliner: Choose a charcoal, navy, or brown eyeliner to use during the day – save your black eyeliner for nighttime wear.
  • Apply eyeshadow: Choose a neutral shadow pallet for a simple, everyday look. Brown, gold, grey, and blue tones are all good choices, depending on your eye color
  • Apply mascara: Apply one coat of mascara on both your upper and lower lashes. Insert the brush at the base of your lashes and sweep outward
  • Apply lip color: Use a pink or neutral-colored lipstick or lip gloss to finish your everyday look.

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Simple Treasures for Sale New Years Resolutions

As I am sure you are doing this time a year I am doing some planning for the new year.   I have come up with the following New Years Business Resolutions that I am going to do my best to see through.

1.  Work on lowering shipping prices
I understand that no one likes to pay shipping.  I myself find it difficult to pay shipping on things I order online.I pledge to do my best to lower my cost on the shipping I pay so that I can pass the savings onto you.  Hopefully in the end I would like to offer free shipping to everyone and still keep the prices low on the products.

2.  Work on quality of photos for website
I am most certainly not  a professional photographer.   I have learned a little and hopefully will expand on what I have learned to improve the quality of the photos on the website.

3.  Work on expanding makeup lines
I would like to expand on the items I sell in the makeup section of the website.  From time to time I may be asking for everyone’s input in order to keep the options fresh and so that there is something for everyone.

4.  Work on expanding products for men
While working with Bradley University it was pointed out several times that the website doesn’t offer enough items for men.   I plan on working towards expanding that section of the website as well.   From time to time I may be asking for everyone’s input on different ideas of what everyone would like to see.

I am always open to anyone’s input so if there is something you would like to see let me know and I will see what I can do to accommodate you.

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Year End Reflection

As I am sure everyone has noticed 2019 has been a very busy and active year for Simple Treasures.   We have done our best to but our best foot forward and stay true to our core values.

  1. A commitment to integrity, fairness and responsibility
  2. Delivering our very best in all we do, holding ourselves accountable for results.

In 2019 we implemented several new ways of communication.  Not all have come easily for us and we have had some bumps along the way.  Some examples are listed below.
 

  1. Weekly newsletter
  2.  Instagram Stories
  3.  Facebook Stories
  4. Posted new products on twitter
  5. Text message advertising
  6. Google My Business
  7. Holiday Flash Sales
  8. Facebook Messenger New Product Alerts
  9. Billboards

We have tried to send some interesting information in our weekly emails instead of constantly pushing for sales.  Not sure if we have succeeded with this but it was never our goal to be pushy.   We have only wanted to interact with our customers.

Along with our trying to provide information in a fun and informative way we have also tried to gather input from our current customers on what they wanted to see on the website.   We have set out to accomplish this 2 different ways.

        1.  Survey Monday Email
        2.  Bradley University Case Study

The information we received back has been invaluable and we can’t express enough our thanks to those who completed the survey.   We also want to thank the students at Bradley University for the case study they completed.   We hope to make several more improvements in 2020 as a result from that case study.

In the end we are very thankful for the opportunities that 2019 has brought to us and look forward to see what new things to come in 2020.

Makeup

How to pick the right lipstick

Lipstick is the first thing that comes to mind when we think about makeup. Adding color to the lips can make a huge difference to the features of your face. A poorly chosen shade of lipstick can easily destroy your whole look. That’s why it’s important to choose a color that suits you.

We at Bright Side are excited to share these 7 tips with you to help you choose the right lipstick shade.

1. Determine your skin tone

The very first step in choosing the right lipstick color is determining what skin tone you have. There are 5 main types of skin complexion: fair, light, medium, tan, and deep.

FAIR OR LIGHT

The lipstick shades that usually look great with fair or light skin are light pink, coral, peach, nude, and dusty red colors.

MEDIUM

Rose, berry, cherry red, and mauve lipstick colors look gorgeous on girls with a medium skin tone.

TAN

Girls with a tan skin tone can totally rock coral, deep pink, bright red, and most other colors except for brown and purple shades.

DEEP

Lipstick shades that suit a deep skin tone best are brown and purple shades like plum, caramel, wine, and blue-based reds.

2. Determine your skin undertone

Knowledge of you skin undertone will definitely help guide you. Basically, there are 3 types of undertones: cool, warm, and neutral.

Cool undertones: fair or light skin — soft mocha or nude; medium skin — pink or cranberry shades; tan or deep skin — ruby or wine shades.

Warm undertones: fair or light skin — pale pink or peachy nudes; medium, tan or deep skin — copper or bronze shades.

Neutral: wide spectrum of colors, both cool and warm tones.

3. Shape of your lips

Top heavy lips: bright lipstick on the bottom of the lips and a slightly darker shade of the same color on the upper lip.

Bottom heavy lips: any color that suits your undertone + a little bit of light nude color right in the center of the upper lip.

Asymmetrical lips: use a lip pencil in a shade similar to the lipstick color to outline the lips.

4. Size of the lips

Thin lips: avoid dark and flashy lipstick colors, they will only make your lips look even thinner. Try applying glosses and creamy lipsticks.

Plump lips: avoid lipstick shades that are too light and glossy, glittery textures.

5. Hair color

Dark hair, fair and light skin: bright pink, scarlet, cherry, and plum colors. Blond hair, fair and light skin: dusty pink, purely pink, light pink, and scarlet colors. Dark hair, tan and deep skin: golden beige, ochre, terracotta, and bronze colors. Blond hair, tan and deep skin: caramel, ochre, warm pinks, and “salmon” pink. Brown hair, medium skin: beige, “salmon” pink, corals, and deep dusty pinks.

Red hair, fair skin: “salmon” pink, corals, terracotta, and burnt sienna.

6. Eye color

Brown eyes: bright reds, browns, and light pinks. Blue eyes: different shades of cherry or scarlet colors.

Green eyes: terracotta, pinks. Grey eyes: nudes and plum colors.

7. Teeth color

White teeth: Congratulations! You can choose whatever color you like.

Yellow teeth: rose, slightly orange, light red colors. Avoid purples, browns, and bright scarlet, red shades.