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How To Look Like A Desperate Housewife

If you’ve heard of the hit television show, Desperate Housewives, then you know being over 40 as one of tv`s hottest stars has its advantages! We’ve known all along that women over 40 are gorgeous and the leading ladies of Desperate Housewives are proof! Whether you’re a fan or just want to look like a Desperate Housewife, here’s how.
When it comes to the Desperate Housewives’ hair, actress Teri Hatcher actually prefers to wear her hair straight, rather than the curly style she has been seen in a time or two.

If you have naturally wavy hair like Teri’s and want to smooth it out try this:·

  • Apply a straightening balm to slightly damp hair from root to tip.
  • Beginning at the back of the head, blow dry hair in small sections using a large round brush. If you want more volume, bring the brush as close as you can to the scalp, hold for a few seconds and then slide a brush down through the hair’s ends.
  • Using a flat iron, smooth out any sections where hair needs extra attention.
  • Finish this look with a shine spray.
  • Another great Desperate Housewife star is, Eva Longoria. Just like Teri Hatcher, she looks gorgeous in her own sleek hairstyle, but we loved Eva’s much more glamorous updo and think you will too.
  • Begin by applying a small amount of finishing cream through dry hair.
  • Next, part hair in an off-center style using a large boar bristle brush.
  •  Gather hair into a low loose ponytail onto the right side of your head and then create a twist by grabbing the ponytail at the base and twisting it around your ponytail holder. Hold the twist in place with bobby pins.
  • Finish this look by spritzing hair with a firm holding spray.

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Marcia Cross is nothing like her character from Desperate Housewives. She prefers a simple look compared to her character’s. For an easy yet elegant flip:·

  • Flip hair upside down and blow dry while brushing hair forward to create lots of volumes.
  • Next, flip hair back and run a flat iron through the ends of the hair to add sleekness and shine.
  • Create more volume by rolling hair in medium to large hot rollers, depending on your hair’s texture.
  • Allow the curls to cool and then carefully remove rollers. Run your fingers through your hair to separate curls.
  • Using a large round, steel brush and blow dryer flip ends out and up.
  • To finish this look, spritz hair lightly with hairspray.

If Nicollette Sheridan is your favorite housewife, you probably love her pale blonde locks. If so, you’ll also know she’s no stranger to a sleek smooth style.

  • First, apply a de-frizz product from root to ends of hair.
  • Using a large round brush and blow dryer, separate hair into 2 sections and then blow-dry each section beginning at the back of the head.
  •   Run a flat iron through areas where you want to create extra smooth texture.
  • Finish by applying a shine product across hair’s surface.

How To Make Your Manicure Work In Your Nail’s Best Health

Manicures are seen as one of the simplest, yet most popular indulgences that women (and men) partake in on a regular basis. It’s easy to do this process at home but it goes without saying that it’s not hard to see why so many prefer to spend their money at the local nail salon. Entrusting this service to professionals makes sense but unless people learn how to take proper care of their nails on their own, even pro manicures can fall prey to nail care issues.

Just because a professional nail technician is working on a person’s nails, it doesn’t mean the TLC ends there. Not a lot of people have the funds to have their nails maintained on a weekly basis. This means being responsible for the health of the nails (and fingers) in between appointments. Unfortunately, one of the biggest mistakes people make when it comes to their nail health is ignoring certain signs or symptoms of an infection – or worse – not realizing it is an infection in the first place.

Anytime there is redness, discomfort, bleeding or other signs that aren’t normal, get it checked out. Instead of heading to the nail salon to have the technician fix it, play it safe and see the doctor. Having a nail infection might seem minor but if left unchecked and/or not properly treated could lead to much bigger and nastier issues. It doesn’t take much for the nails to become infected. Something as small as a crack in the nail could be enough to start the ball rolling and not in a good way.

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Although manicures can be good for the hands and nails, too much of them can be unhealthy. This is especially true for people with naturally brittle or weak nails who sport acrylic or gel nails. Being too much of a regular at the nail salon doesn’t always mean the health of the nails will be secured. Learn when to take a break and allow for the natural growth and maintenance of the nails. If you just have to wear nail polish, make it a habit to wear a base coat before applying the nail polish itself. Skipping this step means introducing your nails to the chemicals directly, which isn’t good.

Cuticle cutting is another major shortcut (no pun intended) to nail issues. Beauty industry experts now encourage pushing back cuticles instead of using scissors to cut or trim them. This goes for DIY manicures as well as those done professionally. In fact, if the nail salon you go to cuts your cuticles, request they switch to using a cuticle stick to gently push the cuticles back. It only takes one bad cut to open the doors for severe infections and another possible injury to the nail.

Properly moisturizing, keeping cuticles from getting grimy and paying attention to your hands on a daily basis is sometimes all the nail care needed. Once the nails are back in tip-top shape, then it’ll be safe to make an appointment at the nail salon.

How To Make Your Hair Care & Gym Life Work Together

As much as women don’t want to admit it, they care about how they look, regardless of where they go. This includes the gym. However, a rigorous workout pretty much makes looking picture perfect more of a challenge. When it comes to hair care, the wear and tear of a regular workout regimen can wreak havoc on even the best-cared fortresses. However, there is a way that you can maintain a healthy gym workout with good hair care. When your hair is healthy and protected during your time at the gym, the less you’ll have to worry about on your days away from your workout.

Oftentimes women make the mistake of not prepping their hair the right way when they go to exercise at the gym. Others choose to try and wear their hair as they normally would outside of the gym, which only leads to a look that is flat, sweaty and anything but attractive. Instead of trying to keep up appearances at the gym, it is best to learn hair care tips and tricks that still allow you to look lovely while exercising but in a way that won’t create more problems for the health of your hair in the long run.

Various activities in the gym can pose a score of issues for your tresses, including sweat and dirt that tends to accumulate not only on your skin but your scalp as well. In order to prevent build up on your scalp, which can weigh down your hair and clog the hair follicles, it is important to cleanse your hair with a shampoo and conditioner that is formulated to remove scalp build up and absorb excess oils. Use these hair care products after each workout to guarantee that your scalp is clean and prevent tresses that are limp and weighed down.

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Because excessive sweat can cause the roots of your hairline around the forehead to become drier than normal, wear a headband made of cotton while working out. The headband will absorb the sweat and keep it away from your hairline. In general, it is good practice to wear a headband or similar hair product to keep your tresses out of your face and off of your neck and back. However, you should avoid wearing hats or other kinds of headwear that completely covers the top of your head. Opt for clips and/or elastic bands made of gentle fabric that doesn’t snag your hair when you put it up. When putting your hair in a ponytail or other updo for your workout, avoid pulling your hair too tightly. Constant tugging and pressure on the hair can lead to breakage and even hair loss, known as traction alopecia. Instead, make sure your updo hairstyle is loose enough so that your scalp doesn’t feel tight or cause discomfort.

For gym goers that regularly participate in activities that involve extreme heat, such as saunas and steam baths, it is best to apply leave-in conditioner onto your hair from roots to tips and wrap it up in a towel before stepping into the heat. This will protect your hair from the heat and provide moisture. Leave-in conditioner should also be applied to your hair before you go swimming in the pool.

After coming home from the gym, wash and condition your hair and when it comes to blowing drying, use the cool air setting to lock in moisture and give your tresses a natural, vibrant shine.

How To Make And Use A Hair Mask

Is your hair looking less than its best this winter? It’s no surprise that the dry winter months in many regions can wreak havoc on hair by drying it out and leaving it dull and brittle. The good news is that there is a way to resuscitate your locks and get that shiny mane back. When a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner simply won’t cut it, try a hair mask that will give your locks the extra hydration they desperately need.

A hair mask works by the same principle as a facial mask can. By using ultra-moisturizing ingredients whipped into a rich, creamy substance, you can apply the mask directly onto your hair and then give it time to do its stuff. Some masks will recommend a leave-in time of 30 minutes, others will require an hour and some can even be used overnight for a maximum treatment that your hair is sure not to forget anytime soon.

Commercial Products

If you prefer to go for the quick and easy fix, there are plenty of commercial hair masks on the market today that you can use right from the container. These masks come in a wide variety of styles and prices; from the drugstore brands to design products that are created with maximum luxury in mind. The advantage to the commercial products, in addition to the convenience factor, is that you can use the masks in tandem with shampoos and other hair products in the same line that are designed to work together for the best results. The major drawback to these products is that many of the favorites come with a hefty price tag. A cheaper option might be to create your own hair mask at home.

Home Masks

Creating a hair mask takes little time and few ingredients. A blender is a handy tool to use to combine ingredients into a smooth texture that is easy to apply to the hair. Other ingredients for a DIY hair mask might include items that you might find in your own kitchen, like bananas, honey, olive oil, and mayonnaise. Bananas are a great ingredient for the hair because they contain tryptophan, which is an amino acid that is very beneficial to healthy tresses.

Another good substance to use in your hair mask is honey since honey is one of the best natural moisturizers to use on your skin as well as your hair. In fact, this ingredient has been used in beauty products since the ancient Egyptians mixed this substance with a variety of other ingredients to create beauty products to soften the skin and hair. It turns out that Cleopatra may indeed have known something about making the most of her natural beauty.

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Hair masks can be a good choice to repair extremely dry tresses, or it can be used once a month as a maintenance process for keeping hair in its healthiest state. Your skin isn’t the only part that should benefit from the ultimate pampering that a mask can offer. Mask your hair as well, and enjoy a great do that comes from extra TLC for your tresses.

How To Look Like A Cover Girl And Still Be You

“Glamour is always something someone else has.” Fifty years ago this was the sentiment of women in the limelight of high fashion. Today’s glamour girls are far from white-gloved waifs and stand for everything from proud-to-be-pregnant to outspoken for human rights. All of these women are strong and have an individual signature style which defines them and sets them apart as truly glamorous.

When you start talking about strong women who are noticed as much for their convictions as for their style you can’t help but mention Angelina Jolie. She seems unscathed by tabloids and prying eyes, but what does move her is injustice. She, and other glamour girls like Halle Berry and Salma Hayek, are redefining the cover girl persona by putting their brains and hearts to work.

Women who have appeared on more magazine covers than they can remember are getting noticed for having more bod and the world is applauding their curves. Julia Roberts, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Jennifer Lopez all boast their size 6 (or more when they were pregnant) figures and refuse to go back to strict dieting.

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So what do these women and their cover girl looks and attitudes mean for you? It means that women are freer than ever before to be themselves, to forge their own path and define beauty in many different ways. Lest you think this is just another “everyone is beautiful in their own way” cop-out; it’s not. Even though that’s the truth. A cover girl is a lot more than a pretty face. It’s convictions. It’s passion. It’s an awareness that there are people in the world who need you. You can find how-to’s for looking better and getting healthier but without a good idea of who you are, it’s still a long road to cover girl.

The cover girl in you takes care of her skin by eating well and caring for your skin by cleansing and moisturizing and choosing makeup that works with your skin type. Nothing you put on your skin, from soap to eyeshadow should dry or cause oily buildup. The cover girl in you takes care of her hair, too.

The same rule applies to shampoo, conditioner and styling products – everything you put on your hair should improve it. If you have to use one product to counter the effects of another, rethink your hair styling routine. A cover girl’s makeup compliments her look and her personality. Whether it’s barely there or dark and sultry, your makeup should flatter you. It shouldn’t be something you hide behind or use to pretend to be someone you’re not. Your teeth say a lot about you. Genetics deals some of us a bad hand, but there are so many products available that can improve your smile, it’s an investment worth making even on a small scale.

Make fashion work for you. Don’t let a certain style dictate how you feel about your body. Take a look at any red carpet event. You won’t see anyone in the same dress or even wearing the same style. Be an individual and choose clothes that compliment the best of your figure. Clothes work for you, not the other way around.

So go and find the cover girl in you. She’s there. She’s confident and happy with who she is. She isn’t afraid to challenge herself to change what she doesn’t like that remains an individual. She’s aware of the world around her, from her backyard to oceans away. She presents herself with poise and beauty that is hers and not a knockoff of another cover girl. She’s in there.  Enjoy her.

Vaginal Care For Yeast Infection Prevention

Yeast infection can affect our body intermittently. Most of the time, the infection does not cause any harm but the fungus overgrowth can be very uncomfortable. Managing it can be bothersome, which is why it’s better to completely avoid allowing the infection to occur.

Below are some prevention tips you can apply so that you don’t develop a yeast infection. These tips are centered on vaginal care, as this is the most commonly affected area with a yeast infection condition:

1. Use cotton underwear

Synthetic underwear, like those that are made from Lycra or Nylon, is not breathable, thus creating an area that is moist and warm in the vagina. Yeasts love this kind of environment and it can trigger their growth. So, avoid this by wearing cotton underwear, which will help keep that area cool and dry since cotton’s material is absorben.

2. Avoid tight clothing.

There’s a simple reason behind this in that, tight clothing does not allow the moisture to dissipate. If you need to wear one, such as a pantyhose, find a pair that has cotton material in its crotch.

3. Go commando in bed, once in a while.

Wearing no underwear when you sleep at night allows your vagina to stay drier and cooler, which makes it less prone to the development of yeast infection.

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4. Don’t wear damp clothes too long.

As soon as you’re done with swimming or working out, you should immediately shower and change to drier clothes and underwear, for the same reasons as the first three — moisture in the vagina encourages the growth of the fungi.

5. Wash and clean your vaginal area properly.

The rectum could also develop a yeast infection, thus wiping the right way (front to back, not back to front), can prevent the transfer of the fungus into the vaginal area. This is a simple gesture that women actually often overlook.

6. Don’t use feminine hygiene products.

Not a lot of women are aware of how harmful this is. Aside from the fact that it disrupts the vagina’s ph balance, these feminine products have strong perfumes and scents that can really irritate the vagina. Choose non-scented panty liners, sanitary pads, and vaginal wash, if there are any. This also goes for using scented lubricants. Choose instead to go with water-based types.

7. Don’t douche anymore.

The vagina has a natural ph level that can be altered and affected with constant douching, especially with products that are full of chemicals. If its ph level is not healthy, the chances of fighting off an infection are diminished.

By observing these suggestions, it’s easy to keep yeast infection at bay. The important thing to note is that the vagina shouldn’t be made into this prime environment yeast would love to thrive in, especially since treating yeast infection takes as long as two weeks or more, and it can be bothersome.As they always say, prevention is indeed better than cure.Yeast infection prevention is also possible with making a few lifestyle and dietary changes.

Where Do The Extra Pounds Go When We Lose Weight?

Introduction Due to the increasing number of people who are now in the category of being obese or overweight, dieting is one of the suggestions for losing weight. Generally, it is easier to determine where the fat goes during the period that a person gains weight than where it disappears to when a person loses weight.

According to the laws of mass; mass has no ability to disappear, but it can change its location and form. Here, we will look at where those extra pounds go when a person loses weight.Conversion of Energy to Fat Cells Weight loss hinges on the number of calories that the body burns. Calories actually measure the energy in the food that you have consumed, in the form of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins.

The energy in your body can be analogous with the gas in cars. It allows a person to keep their body running in a good condition, just like an engine in a car.When a person has a sedentary lifestyle, the energy is unused and it will lead to an accumulation of fats. Generally speaking, the more work your body does, the more energy it will consume.

Going back to the calories, they are known to aid in the body’s digestion of the food consumed.When this food is broken down, it leads to the conversion or storage of fat in the person’s fat cells. The fat cells, anatomically speaking, live in the adipose tissue which acts as a gas station which stores fuel reserves and only releases it when the body needs it. In addition, adipose has fatty acids stored as triglyceride, which is considered as bad cholesterol.

 Basically, when losing weight, a person needs to burn the calories or energy to prevent the storage of fat.Where do the extra pounds go when we lose weight?Normally, fat is anatomically stored in the body to be utilized as energy. According to science, our body has an ability to convert fats into energy to be utilized by our tissues and muscular system.  It does so through complex processes which deal with the metabolic system and results in the shrinking of the fat cells.

Pathophysiologically, what happens is that the fatty acids are released into the person’s bloodstream which is then transported via special blood protein and taken by the cells which need the energy. If, for instance, the body has enough oxygen available, enzymes will then convert the fatty acid into carbon dioxide, which is considered to be a toxin which needs to be expelled from the body.

In addition to that, the metabolic activities have the ability to generate heat, which maintains the temperature of the body, and toxic waste such as carbon dioxide and water which is excreted via sweat, urine or via exhalation from the lungs – explains

Hence, this is a tummy trimming trick that the body has.It needs to be noted that you can’t change your body shape but you can only change your body size.  When a person loses weight, the weight they will lose will be from all over their body proportionately.

Copper – An Essential Trace Mineral


No one can live without copper as it is one of the related small groups in metallic elements which are most required for the health of a human being, for normal and health metabolic activities in the body. These elements are necessary along with vitamins, amino and also fatty acids. Your body can’t synthesize copper so you need to take regular amounts in your diet for proper absorption.

Requirement of copper to the body

Normally, an adult body consists of 1.4 to 2.1 mg of copper per kilogram according to the weight of the body. a healthy person weight 60 kilograms of weight must approximately contain a 10th of 1 gm of copper. By the way this amount is important for the complete well being of a human being.

Importance of copper

Enzymes are produced in the body by combining copper with proteins to act as a catalyst and help to provided to the body by biochemical reactions. The remaining chemicals and nutrients are involved in the changes of melanin for pigmentation of skin and also to form cross links in elastin and collagen by repairing and maintaining the connective tissues in your body. This type of function is most important for the function of heart and also the arteries. Many studies and researches advised that many factors are leading to the risk of developing the coronary heart diseases due to the deficiency of copper.

Consume adequate quantities of copper

Recently it was observed and believed that an adequate quantity of copper is consumed by most of the people. This is not a complicated matter as per the modern researches. For their content of meals in UK and USA and 25% of United States population take copper in a day which is adequate for them. This was proved by the recent studies of US food and nutrition board of the national academy of sciences.

As per the recommended diet many people who follow typical diet in US provide only half amount from this and in industrialized and developed countries their diets contain less than 40% from the mentioned quantity. But now it is recommended strictly in UK that the daily diet of children who are 1-3 years old must consume 0.4 mg in a day and for adults 1.2 mg of copper is suggested. Many studies on deficiency of copper are revealing that there are serious doubts related to the adequacy of copper in the diets of adults which has less than 1 mg in a day.

Suggestions of W.H.O

The World Health Organization and also the Food and Agricultural Administration (FAA) advised that the consuming of copper among the population must not cross more than 12 mg day for meals and among females only 10mg in a day. In countries like India, there are cirrhosis sufferers from childhood or hereditary disease like Wilson’s disease that is due to excess amount of copper intake.

Incurable consequences like liver damage may also occur due to heavy intake of copper. The symptoms that occur after poisoning of copper element are vomiting, nausea, pain in muscle and abdomen. You can remove the extra copper from the body by the help of certain chelating agents or by taking more of zinc.

Foods rich in copper

You find some foods which are extra rich in copper like nuts, seeds, liver and oysters, chickpeas and other poppy and sunflower seeds. You find sufficient copper in natural foods like cereals, fish and meat to give up to 50% of needed copper from the food consumed in a balanced diet. The people in United Kingdom use drinking water from copper pipes as a daily part of their copper requirement.

Anyhow, the copper content of water is not enough to give balance to the normal intake of this element every day in many areas but it must be recognized that copper which is the most important element is insisted to some water filters to take away metals from the drinking water including the copper element.

All You Need To Know About Protein Powder Recipes

Protein Powder Recipes

Summer as well as holiday seasons will almost always be the standard moment where gatherings have been in fun. The thing is people organizing celebrations, events and also incidents. This means foods and refreshments are on the actual listings. It must have been tough so that you can remain on the best tabs on your daily diet.

You must have been looking for tested recipes that will supply your system with all the necessary health items yet simultaneously not compromising the flavors. What’s on protein powder recipes? These recipes can make you taste greatest foods flavours with the in addition aspect of taking you on the very best nourishment for your body.

Spicey Necessary protein Jell-o


  • 1 scoop fresh fruit flavored proteins powdered
  • 1 package deal sugar totally free Jell-o natural powder
  • Sliced fruits just like peaches, plums and also oranges


Follow the guidelines on the bundle about making Jell-o after that put 1 information necessary protein powder around the Jell-o mixture. Once all of the elements blend and also dissolved consistently, position the generate about the creating lover or mildew adding the particular sliced up fresh fruits. Position the finish product on the fridge until that hardens.

Fruit Fun Time Parfait


  • 1 information proteins natural powder
  • 2 cups sugars free low fat yogurt
  • 2 cups cut blended fruits


Prepare your blender as well as mix together your own sugar totally free low fat yogurt and necessary protein powdered. Get a tall cup and pour 1/4; of the mixture of low fat yogurt and also necessary protein powdered after that top it with cut combined fruits. Do this again before glass is filled with the combination regarding mixed fruits and also the combination of yogurt and also proteins powdered. Allow it a unique look, it is possible to leading the particular done conjunction with sugar-free whip lotion.

Banoffee Big Surprise


  • A pot of your tasting combination of espresso
  • ½ mug refreshing dairy
  • ½ cup chocolate pure whey protein natural powder
  • Ice cubes
  • 1/3 mug sliced bananas


Put the whole elements on a mixer. Allow it to combine until you get the wanted creaminess as well as fullness. You can now enjoy your own glaciers java shake!

Hawaiian Necessary Protein Smoothie Milkshake


  • 1 information proteins powdered ( fruit tasting)
  • 1 cup clean whole milk
  • 2 scoops fat-free vanilla frozen treats
  • 1 mug sliced up fresh fruit like apples or perhaps bananas


Put all the elements on a mixer. Allow components combination effectively unless you see frothy and thick outcomes. This particular menu is certainly, one of many least difficult protein powder recipes you are able to put together.

Gooey Necessary Protein Brownie Club


  • 4 scoops chocolates whey powder
  • 1 cup drinking water
  • ½ pot glucose
  • 1 tsp . vanilla
  • ¼ tsp . sea saltfrac
  • 1/4 pot non-sweetened cocoa powder
  • 8 egg-whites
  • 1 tsp .cooking powdered


Prepare the cooking plate as well as spray it together with vegetable oil cooking food spray. Prepare every one of the components, combine it and put this on the baking dish. Put the blend about the stove using a temperature regarding Three hundred and fifty degrees. Allow mixture cook for around 20-45 min’s.

They’re your delectable protein powder recipes. Take pleasure in and also have a blast.

7 Common Mistakes When First Date

first date

The first date you never go to a second date? Do not immediately blame your date, because it could, in fact you are the source of the problem.Try to read the list below. Is there anything you have ever done?

1. Bad intentions

Starting something with bad intentions (including play) will not work either. If you are not yet ready to commit, better look for other activities, and do not harm or sacrifice other people’s feelings.

2. Talking about ex-girlfriend

Unconsciously, the past is that the impression is still printed in memory. If stored for yourself, of course, no problem. But if the name of the former to be the main topic of your first date, it’s certainly not good. It could be that you even considered not appreciate a date and make it no longer attracted to you.

3. Discuss the future

The future of the relationship is not a good topic to talk about the first date. The first date is the introductory phase. If anything you have not already discussed the wedding plans, it could be instead will make your date back slowly.

4. Interrogate

Know more does not mean interrogate. These details will obsess about dating partner is not a wise thing. Let time that makes you and him getting to know. You’re not a detective, so no need to ask many questions about his personal life on a first date.

5. Pretend

Feeling confident with yourself and then decide to wear a mask? Hmm, you are only going to be busy covering one lie with another lie. Should begin a relationship based on honesty. Not to be yourself on a first date will make you trouble later on.

6. Self Sale

Too long alone make you judge yourself too “cheap”. You are willing to be anything that you want your date even though it was contrary to the values ​​that you profess for status. This would make yourself look low in the eyes of your date.

7. Ignoring the danger signs

After a date, no more phone calls or short messages from the him, that makes you curious. Therefore you just terrorize your date by calling or leave a brief message on his cell phone. whereas, it could be his behavior because he was not interested in you. Rather than terrorize even considered disturbing, it’s better to be more sensitive. If indeed there is no positive feedback from it, better find someone else who can accept you as is.