How to get the best out of cartridge waxing
Mar29

How to get the best out of cartridge waxing

Cartridge waxing is a good way of waxing large areas, like arms, legs, back and chest, and is a good alternative for the traditional strip waxing done using hot wax. It is faster, so it gets you out of the salon quicker, and the results are great. The whole premise of cartridge waxing is the use of cartridges of premixed wax which heats on a charger to a designated temperature, and all the beautician has to do is roll it over your skin when ready. After which he or she will apply the cloth strips and pull off unwanted hair. It is economical, and it is also less time consuming as the beautician will not spend extra time laying on the wax using the spatula and checking if it was laid on right. But to get the best out of cartridge waxing, there are some dos and don’ts which you should see is being followed. Make sure the cartridge head is correctly oriented The cartridge head should be perfectly oriented and not be off centre in any way. If you find a cartridge that is not sitting right, either return it or dispose of it. This will ensure there are no side effects which the manufacturers never foresaw and also that your end result is smooth and problem free. Test the heat needed before setting the temperature mark After setting the heat to the recommended temperature test it on your skin by rolling on a bit on your skin. This is because not everyone’s skin has the same sensitivity. So what might be comfortable for you will not be so for another and might scald yet another one. Once you have determined your level of comfort, the charger can be calibrated to that mark. This will ensure that not only do all the hair follicles come out, but also no burns on your skin. Ideally the temperature mark should not exceed 4.5. Don’t keep changing the temperature Once you have fixed on the temperature that is comfortable for you, that also melts the wax, stick to it. This will ensure your skin will not rebel against the sudden changes of temperature and go red and blue at will. Make sure the cartridges are not reheated Cartridges used for cartride wax are designed in a way so it needs to be heated once to designated temperature, and then used or discarded. If it is reheated for reuse it shall entirely be at your own risk. Make sure cartridges are heated only once per cartridge. This will ensure there are no side effects which the manufacturers never foresaw. Make sure the...

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Step-by-step makeup for beginners
Mar15

Step-by-step makeup for beginners

There’s always a first time to everything Whenever we think of makeup, and women, we invariably assume they were born with the knowledge about how to go about getting it  right from the time they were born. But there has been a first time with all the ladies with fabulous makeup today, and there will be a first time with the young girls who can’t wait to get out of school to forget the uniform and start paying attention to their appearance. Often, these young girls are shy to ask because it is assumed that they are supposed to know these things already. So here’s a little handy step by step guide to do makeup for beginners. After which once you get into the flow, you will learn and improvise on your own, and gradually add more makeup components beyond the basic. First get your skin ready for your make up following these simple steps 1. Clean your skin Remember, makeup must never be applied on skin that is not squeaky clean. Otherwise your makeup will not have the desired effect, and it will lead to skin infections, complications and breakouts which you would definitely want to avoid. Clean your skin of all impurities by using a gentle cleanser followed up by a mild toner. Start using the mildest varieties available in the market and experiment later to find which one suits your skin the best. 2. Moisturise your skin If you do not moisturise your skin, your skin will produce extra oil through the day to make up for it. This will lead to not just your makeup smudging but also pimples and acne. Use a mild oil based moisturiser if your skin is dry. Use a gel or water based moisturiser if you skin is oily. Let your skin absorb the moisturiser for at least five minutes before moving on to the next step. 3. Apply foundation Foundation not only covers up fine lines and wrinkles that could hinder the smooth application of your makeup, but also protects your skin from damage from free radicals, the sun and atmospheric pollution. Choose a foundation that matches your skin tone for a natural look. Otherwise your face will stand out like a separate entity from your body and will give you an undesirable artificial look. Put a few dabs of foundation on your cheeks, nose, forehead and skin, and then blend it in by spreading it with your fingers or a foundation brush. 4. Use a concealer While a foundation covers lines and wrinkles, a concealer hides dark circles and blemishes. Put a tiny dot of concealer under each...

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#womensdayeveryday
Mar07

#womensdayeveryday

It’s Women’s Day today. And it will be so tomorrow. Has been so yesterday. Can we really pinpoint a single date to celebrate Women’s Day? Any day is Women’s Day where she is being celebrated. Whether it be in thoughts, actions or words. And if she is not being celebrated so often, she should be. Because she does not pick and choose days in which to bloom in all her glory, sense of responsibility, multitasking abilities, and in making the world livable to say the least. #womensdayeveryday Let us take a typical day Somewhere a doctors rushes to hospital after an early morning call. To aid a woman delivering a baby. A baby who one day could change the world, or just make someone happy. Kudos! Somewhere else a woman brings someone his or her morning tea with a special ingredient of her own. Her smile. Makes that simple cup of tea more tasty to the other person. Kudos! Yet elsewhere a woman delicately places her hand on her partner’s hand to calm a fight brewing between friends, and an evening ends in good will. Kudos! But knowing is not enough Just acknowledging to yourself that women make a difference is almost meaningless. It has to be expressed and celebrated. It is the least a woman can expect in return for her being herself and holding pieces together. We should give her at least that much if not more. Celebration can be a smile, a hug, a special gift for no reason. Or, celebration can be telling her how great it is the way she is managing work and home. It can be a simple or big way of making her feel good in return, for Women’s Day – every day. Celebration can also be recognising the woman in YOURSELF Celebrate other women by all means. But we at Enrich, who believe in ‘Love Begins With You’, feel that you should start by celebrating yourself. You are the woman of today. You not only know your worth but are also not afraid to show that you know. This is not about being arrogant. This is about being proud. No one, other than you, knows what you mean to each different being in your life put together. You owe it to yourself. With no apologies. Celebrate #womensdayeveryday by… How does one go about celebrating oneself? Simple. By giving yourself the importance and individual recognition you give others. Smile into the mirror Go ahead. Do it. With anyone present there or not, interact with your mirror. Smile at yourself. Proudly, happily, and in appreciation. You will feel the good hormones rushing...

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5 expert tips on how to do daily makeup
Feb28

5 expert tips on how to do daily makeup

Learning how to do your daily makeup is more important than knowing the latest trends. It comes before planning to try out every style to see which suits you best. This is because doing it wrong could lead to not just unsatisfactory results, but also skin problems. You want your makeup to enhance your beauty. Not hide the flaws of your skin. Here are some tips from experts. 1. The order of what you do is of utmost importance The routine of makeup does not just consist of the individual routines in random order. Each has a time and place of its own, for a reason. Firstly this is how to do makeup for your face Start with a clean slate. Clean your face thoroughly with a cleanser to remove old makeup and dirt. This will not only reduce chances of infection, but also not lead to caking of your makeup. Moisturise your face no matter what your skin type is. Now it is time to prime your face. The primer is your only hope of making your makeup last till the end of the day. So do not overlook it. Take a small amount of primer only, and apply it over your whole face. Time for the foundation. This creates a canvas on which you will proceed to apply your makeup. Take care to blend your foundation into your skin behind the ears and at the neck. This ensures there is no defining line between the made up part and your natural skin. Also make sure your foundation matches your skin tone as much as possible. A concealer over your foundation applied over blemishes and under the eyes will help conceal these dark patches. Now give some time for your foundation to set, if you want your makeup to last longer. A highlighter now will help you make your skin tone less flat which the foundation might make it seem. The cheekbones are something you might want to highlight. Work the highlights artistically around the natural contours of your face. Now add a little bit of blush on your cheeks. Apply it in very small amounts as you want the blush to look like a natural one. Next take up an eyebrow pencil to define and fill in the sparse areas if any of your eyebrows. Next do your eye makeup First of all apply an eye shadow primer for the same reason as your facial primer. Apply it from the roots of your eyelashes upwards. Let it set. Next apply the eye shadow in the same direction as the primer. Make sure it blends into your skin...

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Be your own Valentine first
Jan31

Be your own Valentine first

Will you be your Valentine? Contrary to popular belief, Valentine’s Day is not just about romance and couples romantically inclined. It is about celebrating love, in the broadest sense of the term, with any one you love. Your mother could be your Valentine. Your sister could be your Valentine. And yes, you yourself could and should be your own Valentine first. Why is that?   Because love begins with you Like everything else in the world, all things have a beginning. The same goes with love. Love begins with one person. You. As an infant you love only yourself. Yes, you need your mother, you need your milk, and you need your sleep. You learn to love them later on, once you have realized what love is about after having loved yourself. There is nothing wrong with loving yourself. In fact there is everything right with it. Because, if you don’t have it within yourself for yourself first, how do you spread what you don’t have?   Because you need to accept yourself before you expect others to If you are not in love with yourself, with who you are, with the values you believe in, it shows. Just like an internal illness shows in an unseemly pimple on your skin. So until and unless you learn to love and accept yourself as you are, others will just see that insecurity within you and be justifiably unsure about you as a person. Whereas if you are totally comfortable with yourself, that too will show. And the people around you will accept you as you are and will love you for it.   Because you need to set your own standards of love before expecting the same from others Love means as many different things as there are people on this planet. Each has his or her own unique interpretation of it as well as his or her unique way of showing it. What you need to come to terms with is what your standards regarding love are. That realization can only come when you have a relationship with the person closest to you. You. Love yourself completely and only then will you realize what loves means to you and what you expect from it. Once that is clear in your own head, loving another or accepting love from another becomes easier with little room for confusion. Leading to longer lasting, or even eternal love.   Because if even you cannot love yourself, how will another love you? You do not love yourself? Delve deep why. What are these flaws in you that even you cannot get yourself to live...

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What are the most common New Year Resolutions?
Dec27

What are the most common New Year Resolutions?

Are we a part of a whole or are we unique individuals? We may have unique personalities, unique life experiences, unique outlooks, unique combinations of every factor that makes each of us who we are just like our fingerprints, yet we find that ultimately we are part of humankind. Our basic instincts and reactions, among other things, are the same. When we are hungry, we all want food. When we fall we all put out our arms to protect ourselves. We all like it when we are appreciated. And so on. Is that why we all make resolutions at some point in our lives? Yes. Making resolutions is as basic to our human nature as our other instincts like eating and sleeping. This stems from the fact   that making resolutions to oneself is as basic as self-preservation. Inherently we know that no matter how many promises we make to others, the ones we will take most seriously are the ones we make to ourselves. This is because the promises we make to ourselves are invariably things which we individually would benefit from. Hence we make resolutions, and New Year is just an occasion that officializes the event. Then why are the most common New Year Resolutions so silly? They are not. Each of them is a small tiny goal we set ourselves in the path of progress. Small goals are easier to attain rather than blanket promises which we know we cannot trust ourselves to keep. Hence the most common New Year Resolutions are often very mundane. But in reality, each of them is very important to an individual to make one’s own life better in many different ways. Here are a few examples of such resolutions that seem not so important. Let us see what benefits each of them have if we manage to achieve them. “This year I resolve to eat healthier” While this New Year Resolution seems just one thing to do, our inner self knows that if maintained, it will lead to bigger and more important life benefits than the obvious. So for example, while the immediate benefit might be a healthier you, there are many ‘side effects’ like less money spent on healthcare which leads to more savings, a freer mind not taken up by health woes to spend on other quality life activities, less days of absenteeism at work which leads to more chances of a bonus or promotion, a healthy complexion which leads to more people noticing you which leads to more opportunities to add friends to your life, and more. So this seemingly innocuous resolution is a simple attainable goal...

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