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Summer Hairstyles Ideas ☼

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Summer is always so hot! To be honest, last year had been hotter than this one. Here where I live ( in Italy) it keeps raining and it's almost cold like in Winter D:! Just kidding ;).
Anyway, when it's sunny ☼ and the air is hot and humid, you should rock some cute and simple hairstyles that will help you against the heat!
Let's see which ones are the best ♡:

1 - PONYTAIL


This is my most loved hairstyle! It's so simple and easy to get. And I know that most guys ♂ like it ;)!

2 - SIDE-SWEPT CHIGNON




Oh, so chic! It's not as complicated as you may imagine. Just twist hair into a knot below your ear.

3 - MILKMAID BRAID



What about this one? This hairstyle is trendy and fashionable! Divide your hair into four sections, braid the front pieces, and twist the back pieces, wrapping each section around your head. Then pin everything in place. I know, it sounds really really hard to style. Sorry, my fault, I'm not very good at giving instructions xD!

Watch this simple hair tu…

How To Destroy A Nasty Spot on Your Beautiful Face

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Have you ever happened to wake up with a giant and ugly spot on your face, just before a big event coming up? Yeah, I know that it's awkward... But, don't worry! There are many solutions, like blemish zappers and natural treatments! Thanks to those you will have clear and beautiful skin in no time ;D!

Let's see which ones are the best:
1 - TOOTHPASTE

Toothpaste is one of the best ways to destroy a spot, because it is antibacterial and, yeah, it's cheap! Just apply a little bit of toothpaste (not too much) on the spot at night, and the next day hopefully your skin will be clear! However, I wouldn't recommend this treatment if you have sensitive skin.
2 - BAKING SODA

Baking soda too is a natural solution. You can make a mask with it in order to dry the spots. All you have to do is to wet your face and then apply baking soda. Let it rest for about 2 minutes and then wash it off! Again, this is not recommended to those of you who have sensitive skin.
3 - ELF ZIT ZAPPER


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Harmful Ingredients

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The makeup products that we use daily, and also shampoos, conditioners, and deodorants, contain harmful ingredients for our skin. It is important to be aware of this and to choose good products.

Here is the list of all(or almost all) the harmful ingredients:

Sulfates
Parabens
BHA + BHT
Synthetic dyes
Talc
Artificial fragrances
DEA, MEA + TEA
PEG + PPG
SLS
Mineral oil
Triclosan
Petrolatum
Paraffinum liquidum
Microcrystalline Wax
Imidazolidinyl urea
Diazolidinyl urea
Methylchloroisothiazolinone
Methylisothiazolinone
Formaldheyde
DMDM hydantoin
Benzylhemiformal, 2-bromo, 2-Nitropropane
1,3-diol, 5-bromo, 5-nitro, 1,3-Dioxane
Methyldibromo glutaronitrile
Sodium hydroxymethylglycinate
Kathon

SILICONE:
(-one; -thicone; -xiloxane; -silanoil)
Dimethicone
Cyclomethicone
Ciclopentasiloxane

Be careful when buying a certain product, always read the ingredients first.
I hope that this list will be helpful.
See you soon,
Livia

DIY: Face Primer! Quick and Simple!

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Face primers are used to smooth the skin and to set the foundation, making it last longer. Good primers are often expensive and many people don't buy them since they cannot afford it.
That's the reason why today I'm going to show how to make an affordable face primer with just 3 ingredients:

- A tablespoon of moisturizer
- A tablespoon of Aloe Vera Gel
- A little bit of your favorite foundation
- A clean container
- A clean spoon

All you have to do is to mix all of the ingredients in the container and that's it! Your face primer, made in few minutes! If you wish you can also add some drops of sunscren.

Watch my video tutorial here ♡:
http://youtu.be/A6beVLcQC-U

Now you're ready to go out and have a faboulous day!
Be happy,
Livia

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How To Get A Natural And Simple Make Up Look

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Do you want to get a natural makeup look, without using too many products and in a short time? Then continue reading. This look is perfect if you don't want to put on too much makeup, especially when you aren't going to any special occasion.
All you have to do is to follow these simple steps:
- Use a moisturizing cream (and don't forget the neck)
- Use a good concealer (don't use foundation - you don't want your skin to look flawless, but natural - if you just can't help it then go ahead, i can't forbid you ;D!) on your blemishes, dark circles, and redness
- Apply a purple eyeshadow all over your lid
- Next apply a light brown colour on the outer corners of your eyes, in order to define them
- Blend!
- Use a brown eye pencil ( instead of the black one for a more natural look) and line you eyes. Then wing it a little (not too much)
- Curl your lashes (Optional)
- Now apply your favorite mascara!
- Final step: apply a clear lipgloss or just a lip balm ;)!

P.…

KIKO Make Up Brand

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Have you ever heard of Kiko?
It is a makeup brand which is very popular in Italy and it was set up in 1997 by Antonio Percassi (slogan: Be What You Want). Their products are cute and affordable, and many of them are rather good quality.
Site: http://www.kikocosmetics.com/
I love their nail polishes, that come in many and different colours. I wish I had every single one of them!
These are the ones that I own:



The colours are incredible and beautiful!
Negative point: after a few days the polish is applied it begins to chip..
But we can forgive that, since the colours are soo gorgeous!


Do you own some Kiko products?
Which ones?
Let me know in the comments ;)
Livia

DIY: Beauty Treatments

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Going to the spa is expensive, everyone knows that. But you can get spa like treatments at home, without spending too much.
Curious? Then keep reading!

1. OIL AND SUGAR

One way to get spa like treatments at home is by exfoliating your body.
All you need is brown sugar (or white) and extra virgin olive oil. Stir them together and then, gently, rub the mixture over your body with a gentle motion – don’t rub for too long or else your skin will become sensitive and irritated. After that, take a hot shower to rinse off the scrub. Once you’ve finished your shower, use immediately a hydrating lotion. Repeat this process once a week and your skin will be smooth and glowing.

2. MAYONNAISE

A great way to add moisture back to your hair is by mayonnaise. I know that it sounds kind of gross, but mayonnaise is high in fat and oils, which make it a great conditioner! For an even more natural alternative, whisk olive oil and eggs together to make an all natural, homemade, mayonnaise-like substance tha…

5 Perfect Summer Outfits

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Summer is the best period ever!
First of all there's no school, then it's the perfect season to rock your best pieces! I mean, you can wear whatever you want without being afraid of catching a cold.
Here are some examples of faboulous outfits:

-CROP TOP AND HIGH WAISTED SHORTS



This outfit is a cute combo, it is simple and sexy at the same time. I love it so much!

-FLORAL DRESS



Elegant, classy, and girly :)

-SEXY SHORT DRESS



Are you going out with your crush? Then this is the perfect outfit.

-MIDI SKIRT



Midi skirts can be floral or bold solid colored. That's the reason why I love them, they come in different patterns and you can mix and match as you like!

-PENCIL SKIRT



This look is awesome, pencil skirts enhance your waistline and make you feel super bold and confident :)!

So, these are my favorite outfits for summer. I hope that you got inspired by this article!
Which is your favorite outfit? Let me know in the comments.
Love,
Livia