Inner Beauty

Sexy is definitely a state of mind, and with the fast pace of today’s lifestyle, women and men too are finding themselves too distracted, too anxious or too tired to feel sexy. Some companies are  cashing in on the big slump in Western libidos by creating pills containing herbs or chemicals designed to stimulate exhausted, stressed-out  people to ever more frenzied sexual activity. I think it’s sad that we’re using pills to relax our minds, what  people really need is more time to relax.

If your sex life has taken a dive, there are usually entirely natural and reasonable causes. Rather than doping yourself to feel something, try  the following tips first. They are time-honored strategies.

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Get real and take time for yourself.

If you’re working 50 hours a week, commuting, competing, keeping up with kids and   still expecting to get it on three times a week, you’re expecting too much of yourself. If your  health isn’t what it should be, if you’re having problems at work, or if you’re in financial  difficulties, your sex drive is also going to be running on empty. A natural response to hard  times, a reduced sex drive could be your body’s way of protecting you from pregnancy during times  of stress. (Of course, that’s no reason to forget your birth control: bodies aren’t that smart!) If your sex drive is nil in response to an overly  stressful lifestyle, don’t just target your sex life; take some serious time to think about how to change your overall quality of life.

Get a sitter for regular date nights.

Parents (especially new parents) are so focused on their children that sex goes right    out the window. Getting a sitter is more than just planning an evening alone: it’s something you should do on a regular basis to give you some of  your pre-parenting life back. New parents should  have a sitter lined up before the baby’s born, and should start going out alone and together right away.

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History on The Eiffel Tower

paris9paris5paris12paris2paris6paris10paris12Eiffel Tower fun facts. Gustave Eiffel used latticed wrought iron to construct the tower to demonstrate that the metal could be as strong as stone while being lighter. Gustave Eiffelalso created the internal frame for the Statue of Liberty. Construction of the Eiffel Towercost 7,799,401.31 French gold francs in 1889.May 7, 2013

When Gustave Eiffel’s company built Paris’ most recognizable monument for the 1889 World’s Fair, many regarded the massive iron structure with skepticism. Today, the Eiffel Tower, which continues to serve an important role in television and radio broadcasts, is considered an architectural wonder and attracts more visitors than any other paid tourist attraction in the world.

In 1889, Paris hosted an Exposition Universelle (World’s Fair) to mark the 100-year anniversary of the French Revolution. More than 100 artists submitted competing plans for a monument to be built on the Champ-de-Mars, located in central Paris, and serve as the exposition’s entrance. The commission was granted to Eiffel et Compagnie, a consulting and construction firm owned by the acclaimed bridge builder, architect and metals expert Alexandre-Gustave Eiffel. While Eiffel himself often receives full credit for the monument that bears his name, it was one of his employees—a structural engineer named Maurice Koechlin—who came up with and fine-tuned the concept. Several years earlier, the pair had collaborated on the Statue of Liberty’s metal armature.

Eiffel reportedly rejected Koechlin’s original plan for the tower, instructing him to add more ornate flourishes. The final design called for more than 18,000 pieces of puddle iron, a type of wrought iron used in construction, and 2.5 million rivets. Several hundred workers spent two years assembling the framework of the iconic lattice tower, which at its inauguration in March 1889 stood nearly 1,000 feet high and was the tallest structure in the world—a distinction it held until the completion of New York City’s Chrysler Building in 1930. (In 1957, an antenna was added that increased the structure’s height by 65 feet, making it taller than the Chrysler Building but not the Empire State Building, which had surpassed its neighbor in 1931.) Initially, only the Eiffel Tower’s second-floor platform was open to the public; later, all three levels, two of which now feature restaurants, would be reachable by stairway or one of eight elevators.

Millions of visitors during and after the World’s Fair marveled at Paris’ newly erected architectural wonder. Not all of the city’s inhabitants were as enthusiastic, however: Many Parisians either feared it was structurally unsound or considered it an eyesore. The novelist Guy de Maupassant, for example, allegedly hated the tower so much that he often ate lunch in the restaurant at its base, the only vantage point from which he could completely avoid glimpsing its looming silhouette.

Originally intended as a temporary exhibit, the Eiffel Tower was almost torn down and scrapped in 1909. City officials opted to save it after recognizing its value as a radiotelegraph station. Several years later, during World War I, the Eiffel Tower intercepted enemy radio communications, relayed zeppelin alerts and was used to dispatch emergency troop reinforcements. It escaped destruction a second time during World War II: Hitler initially ordered the demolition of the city’s most cherished symbol, but the command was never carried out. Also during the German occupation of Paris, French resistance fighters famously cut the Eiffel Tower’s elevator cables so that the Nazis had to climb the stairs.

Over the years, the Eiffel Tower has been the site of numerous high-profile stunts, ceremonial events and even scientific experiments. In 1911, for instance, the German physicist Theodor Wulf used an electrometer to detect higher levels of radiation at its top than at its base, observing the effects of what are now called cosmic rays. The Eiffel Tower has also inspired more than 30 replicas and similar structures in various cities around the world.

Now one of the most recognizable structures on the planet, the Eiffel Tower underwent a major facelift in 1986 and is repainted every seven years. It welcomes more visitors than any other paid monument in the world—an estimated 7 million people per year. Some 500 employees are responsible for its daily operations, working in its restaurants, manning its elevators, ensuring its security and directing the eager crowds flocking the tower’s platforms to enjoy panoramic views of the City of Lights.

I Love My Bloggers!

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I’ve just added my blog to mobile, so you guys will here from me more often. If you need any information on anything let me know, so I can blog about it. Feel free to ask me as long as its on beauty, skin, hair or music then we can talk….lol, I really want to here from my bloggers and readers out there I love you guys!! Thanks, Lashundra Easton / http://www.facesbyshun.com

Flawless Skin Tips …

Secret to a natural, flawless look

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1. Apply foundation to your cheeks, forehead, and chin using a foundation brush, sponge, or clean fingertips. Blend the foundation all the way to your natural hairline with long, light strokes.

2. Continue blending over the jawline and onto your neck to achieve a natural, seamless look. Check your face and neck in natural light to make sure the foundation is completely blended in all areas.

3. If under-eye circles or red spots remain, do not add more foundation; it can look heavy and cakey. Instead, try a concealer.

Tip: Choose the shade of your foundation carefully. When testing out shades, pick one that matches the tone of your jawline exactly. It helps to use a mirror outdoors to see how shades look in natural light.

Tip: Begin by applying a small amount of foundation then increase amount to achieve the degree of coverage that suits your skin.

Tip: For daytime, mix your foundation with a light SPF moisturizer before applying for a smoother, more sheer application.

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To prepare a smooth canvas for your makeup, always start off with clean, moisturized skin. You’ll find that your makeup glides on and blends more easily.

1. Keep your skin free of buildup by using a gentle cleanser in the morning and at night. When cleansing your face, do so gently in upward motion stokes – do not tug, pull or scrub too hard to prevent irritation.

2. Freshen up your skin with a toner containing ingredients that suit your skin type.

3. Indulge your skin and keep it hydrated with a moisturizer that is compatible with your skin type. Make sure your daytime moisturizer contains SPF to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays.

4. Treat yourself to an at-home-facial 2 to 3 times a week. Use a mild cleanser, then exfoliate with a gentle scrub that contains exfoliate that are round and non-abrasive.

5. Apply a facial mask after exfoliating. Rinse off thoroughly and get a good night’s sleep!

Tip: Even when you’re steering clear of the sun, or it appears to be a cloudy day, always be sure your makeup foundation or moisturizer contains SPF 15 or higher.

4 Best Ways to Exfoliate Your Face

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Having clear, hydrated, glowing skin is a common goal among many women. However, skin can be quite delicate and suffer from many problems like dry or oily textures, skin conditions or acne breakouts. We have added several beauty tip articles on proper skin care and ways to improve the overall appearance of your skin. We have touched on many skin care products, care routines and procedures that we hope will help.

If  you want your skin to look brighter and better, exfoliation can certainly help!  While most people understand exfoliating treatment processes and a routine skin  care regimen including exfoliation can buff your dead skin cells off and give  you silky results, very few people know how to properly do it. Exfoliation is  often something people think they can only get at a dermatologist’s office or  in a spa. However, you can get similar results right in your own home, every  week. All you need to do is know which products to use and what techniques work  best. Use these helpful tips to help you learn how to use the best technique,  reduce irritation and get smooth results.

Try  Exfoliating Gloves:    The first step to getting great exfoliation results is to learn how to do it. To get the best results and to softly remove dead skin cells, don’t use a hard sponge to exfoliate. A sponge can create breeding ground for bacteria, because they tend to stay damp. You can get great results for       dead skin removal by using exfoliating gloves. Simply lather a cleanser on       them and lightly scrub your skin. Just be sure to rinse the gloves well after each use and let them air dry. Some people prefer to use the most costly methods, like microdermabrasion, but you can get great results using these techniques and a good cleansing product.

  • Don’t’  Scrub Everyday if Skin is Irritated:Remember, you should only be exfoliating two to three times a week. When you exfoliate more than this, you can end up with irritated skin. Most  people are terrified of exfoliating because they do it too often, use harsh products during the process or just don’t know what technique to use. To avoid getting bad results, you can also choose to use a soft rag when exfoliating as well, instead of a hard sponge. Of course, if your climate is warmer and you frequently experience more oily skin issues and oil production or perspiration, you’ll have more dead skin cells and may need to exfoliate more often.
  • Use Specialize Facial Scrubs Only:Be sure to use exfoliate skin products that are specifically designed to be used on the facial areas. If you’ve struggled with irritation after using an exfoliating product on your face, it may be because you’re using a body exfoliant cream instead of a cream designed specifically for the sensitive areas of the face. If you’re confused about which products will work best for you, simply visit your nearest Clinique or Sephora counter for assistance.
  •  Don’t forget to moisturize!Exfoliation can leave your skin extremely smooth and can even give you a  healthy glow. To ensure you get the silky results you desire, always use  moisturizer several times a day if you exfoliate regularly. When you exfoliate,  the dead skin cells are indeed removed. However, your skin can begin to dry out  and get flaky if you don’t keep moisturizer on it at all times and can even  bring on more wrinkles. When you do so, exfoliating can make your skin brighter  and your skin tone will be more even. It can also lead to smaller pores and  reduce the occurrence of pimples.

Castor Oil For Hair Loss

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The average adult has around a hundred thousand hairs, each strand with a lifespan of four or five years. Hair grows at the rate of about half an inch a month; and six months after the hair falls out, it’s replaced by a new one. As we age, though, not every hair gets replaced. It’s normal to shed 50 to 80 strands of hair a day; and interestingly, hair tends to fall out more in the morning though nobody knows why. The longer the hair, the less it falls out according to researchers. Castor oil has been shown to help with hair loss. To use castor oil for hair loss, part the hair into small sections and clip the sections up if you have long hair. Saturate a cotton ball with the castor oil and apply it to the scalp but don’t run it through your hair. Using your fingers, massage the oil into your scalp. Wrap the hair in a towel and leave it on overnight. You may want to use some old bed linen so that you don’t stain them. Wash the castor oil out completely the next morning. Try this once a week. You should start seeing results in about six weeks. Remember when using castor oil for hair loss, massage it into the scalp but try to avoid saturating your hair with it or it may be difficult to wash out.