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Breathing Easily Through the Nose: Guide to Nasal Sprays

Having a clogged nose is no fun. It’s a very uncomfortable condition, and even though it’s a mild thing compared to other health problems, it’s still something you’d rather not have. A stuffed nose leaves you with an overall feeling of being clogged up completely, messes with your senses of smell and taste, and that constant need to blow your nose is just overwhelming.

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Lash Extensions: Intro Into Magnetic vs. Glue-On Lash Kits

The road to fuller, lusher lashes is quite an easy one nowadays. Falsies of many kinds and styles are available everywhere, from drugstores to high-end retailers. There are a lot of different options in regards to their make, from human hair and silk to mink and artificial materials. Everybody has a preference when it comes to the make of the lashes they want to use so it’s great that so many versions exist.

For quite some time, faux lashes had only one way of being applied and that was glue. Simple enough, you apply some lash glue onto the falsies and then position them on your eye until they stick nice and perfect. However, with the advancements of technology and people’s desire for novelty, a new way has surfaced a few years ago. I’m talking about magnetic lashes. Instead of glue, magnetic lashes require a special eyeliner to be applied to which the lashes are drawn and kept in place.

These are the two main methods of applying falsies nowadays and both of them have their distinct pros and cons. You can buy both glue-on and magnetic lash extension kits online, so purchasing them is easy enough. Let’s take a look at the intricacies of the two.

Glue-On Lashes

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Using glue to put on your false lashes is a method that has been around for many, many years. If you look at the history of makeup and the yearning for fuller lashes, you’ll end up as far back as Roman times. Back then, women used to glue human hair strands to their eyes to create that full lash look we still want today.

However, times have changed, and although the method is still the same, the safety of it has improved greatly. Lash glue isn’t anything close to regular glue. In fact, it’s more of a glue-like substance than actual glue. Made with certain chemical compounds that allow it to be fast-drying and strong, but still able to be removed with a certain amount of ease, eyelash glue is a very interesting invention indeed.

There are a few advantages of using eyelash kits that require glue.

First thing’s first, glue-on falsies tend to sit closer to your actual lash line, making it very easy to blend in with your natural lashes and give you a unified look. They are also pretty prone to staying put, meaning they won’t cause any trouble in different kinds of weather. Once you position your lashes as you’d like them to be, they’re going to stay there until you remove them.

Another great thing about adhesive falsies is that they can be easily shaped to match your eye, once again, giving you a unified look. They also tend to feel sturdier and pretty comfortable as they’re glued on your eyelid.

The adhesive you use will make the most difference in your experience with glue-on lashes. If you get a cheap adhesive you can expect bad things to happen, although this isn’t always true. You don’t need to spend hundreds of dollars on lash glue, you just need to pay attention to the brand and the way the adhesive is made. You also need to mind where you put the adhesive and how much of it you apply. Keep in mind that you really don’t want that glue in your eye, so look for tutorials and practice a lot before you take your falsies for a night out!

Magnetic Lashes

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Unlike lash kits that need adhesive, magnetic lashes use only the power of attraction to stay in place! Usually used alongside a magnetic eyeliner, these lash bands are lined with little magnets, and when brought close to the eye they snap snuggly onto the liner.

Easy enough to imagine, though, for some, not as easy to do. Magnetic lashes, not unlike glue-on falsies really, tend to need a bit of practice. Exactly because of the absence of glue, it is a bit harder to master the technique of putting them on, but it’s really nothing anyone can’t do.

Magnetic lashes are known to be way more mess-free than their adhesive counterparts as there is no need to apply anything to the lash itself, only a coat of liner on the eye. However, this might mean that the lashes won’t sit as close to the lash line as glue-on lashes would. It all depends on your ability to apply the liner though, so again, practice!

Since there is no glue involved, magnetic lashes tend to be more hygienic and easier to maintain and reuse. Glue is known to leave residue behind, but the gel liners used with magnetic eyelash kits don’t. Furthermore, it’s easier to take off magnetic lashes, but this can also mean that they might snap off by themselves in certain weather conditions.

Once again, it’s the quality of the lashes and the magnetic compound that makes all the difference. If you buy well-made magnetic lashes accompanied by a well-made magnetic liner, you won’t have any issues once you’ve mastered the technique. Otherwise, get ready for some hiccups!

Magnetic lashes are a favourite of people with sensitive skin that really want to avoid putting any heavy chemicals around their eyes and risk irritations. However, as I said before, if you buy smart and pay attention to the product’s make and manufacturer, you won’t have any issues.

To Sum Up

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Magnetic or glue-on, it doesn’t matter! They’re both excellent ways to gain fuller lashes for a while and do so comfortably.

Both methods work great, but they both need a bit of practice. Both require maintenance and cleanliness to avoid any unwanted situations around the eye area, such as irritations or damage. No matter which method you choose, always make sure you’re buying a quality pair of lashes and a quality adhesive/liner. You know your skin and your needs best, so it’s really up to you.

Faux lashes do great by themselves for a fresh, natural look, or paired with a strong lip and an overall glam look for a fancy night out! Whichever way you choose to use them, I hope this article shone a bit of light on the differences between the two most common ways of using lash extension kits and you now feel more confident and comfortable in your decision!

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Breathe New Life Into Old Tom Ford Shades: Guide to Lens Replacement

The sun shines every season, not just summer. As we all know, sun rays are beneficial for our health as much as they are harmful. Providing the body with much-needed vitamin D, direct exposure to sunlight is recommended for everyone, from babies to the grandparents of those babies and all who fall in between. Read More →

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Guide to Improved Sleep: Tips to Get Better Shut-Eye

Getting a proper night’s rest is essential for human beings. We need it so we can function right during the day. If we don’t get enough sleep, we’re irritable, we can’t focus, and we experience mood changes and memory loss. There are other more serious problems related to sleep deprivation, such as high blood pressure, weight gain, weak immunity, the risk for diabetes and heart diseases, etc. Read More →

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Makeup Guide: How to Create the Perfect Pout

Sometimes we can spend hours blending out our foundation and mastering the perfect dewy highlight to create a flawless look. If you’re a dancer, you surely know the importance of a flawless makeup on stage. And according to many makeup artists, prepping your skin correctly is the solution when it comes to applying your makeup.

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Mental Health Guide: Relieve Stress with Rescue Remedy Spray

What Are Bach Flower Remedies?

Bach flower remedies are a complementary treatment used for stress and emotional problems. These remedies have been created by Edward Bach, a medical doctor and homeopath, and have been around for close to a hundred years. In addition, homeopathy is the belief that the body can cure itself. Bach’s idea is similar to homeopathy, but these flower essences don’t work directly on physical symptoms, but rather on the emotions. Bach flower essences are small amounts of natural substances like plants and minerals which are used to treat the body and mind. His system contains 38 remedies and different flower essences have a different purpose. Additionally, there is a combination remedy that contains a few different flowers. The most popular out of all Bach remedies is the Rescue Remedy spray. Read More →

A Simple Guide to Staying Hydrated During Exercising

Staying hydrated is vital for our health. When we are active, like during exercising, hydrating is even more important. During workouts, your body maintains optimal temperature by sweating, which means that it’s losing fluid, or simply put – dehydration. That being said, here’s how to hydrate properly during your workouts.

Exercising and Fluid Intake 

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Dehydration is harmful for your body, and it affects your overall performance. Even when you are slightly dehydrated, your body starts feeling the negative impact of fluid loss, and especially during exercising. Dehydration impairs your mental clarity and your ability to make decisions, it causes loss of coordination, it increases the risk of heat stress, and it makes the exercises feel harder. 

In sports, drinking water is crucial in every aspect of your performance. Regardless of your choice of staying active, whether if it’s jogging, going to the gym, dancing, something as light-paced as yoga or some more demanding sport, staying hydrated is crucial.

Proper fluid intake reduces risk of injuries, by helping your body recover faster, increasing energy, improving movement, agility, etc. and on top of all that, it makes you mentally more alert and capable. So, this is why you should always have your sports water bottle near you at all times, helping you perform better and be the best you can.

Tips for Proper Hydration

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– Match your sweat rate with fluid intake. To measure your sweat rate, you can weigh yourself right before the exercise, ideally with minimal clothing and with empty bladder. After the workout, dry the sweat from your body with a towel and weigh yourself again. The weight change will show the fluid loss.

– Sipping water too often is not the answer to dehydrating. Too much fluids will make you feel uncomfortable, interfering with your performance. So, don’t overdrink, because it’s unnecessary to intake much more fluids than your body has lost. What’s more, if it’s excessive, over-hydration can even be harmful. 

Include Hydration in Your Workout Plan

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Exercising is one of the best things you can do for your body’s well-being. However, for it to work completely in your favour, and for you to be able perform, you need to do it properly. This includes stretching, doing the exercises the right way, having the right equipment, protecting yourself from injuries, eating right, and hydration. Fluid intake should be an integral part of your workout plan. To make it easier to stay hydrated, always bring your drink with you. 

Choose the Right Sport Bottle

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We all know that using disposable plastic bottles is not a good idea, not only because of some harmful substances the plastic may contain, but also because we should stop using them all together, having in mind plastic waste.

While it may seem like an easy task, finding the right sport bottle can take a long time, even for the most devoted athletes, and many trials and errors. When it comes to choosing a water bottle for exercising, it’s important to find one that’s comfortable and easy for you to carry, and more importantly use during workouts. This refers to volume, design, durability, material quality, and functionality.

Select the size of the water bottle according to the fluid intake you’ve determined that you need during exercise. For lighter exercises, or in colder temperatures, you don’t need as much fluids, as if you were doing a more athletically demanding sport, or running in summer, for instance.

As far as design goes, it’s mostly up to your taste. A bottle you like will make it easier for you to want to bring it, and stay hydrated. However, the design makes a difference in practicality, which is far more important than the appearance.

Choose a bottle that fits your hand right, so it’s comfortable to grab it. The perfect bottle should also be leak resistant, keeping the fluid well sealed, and it should allow you to drink easily, without taking up too much of your attention. A quality sport cap, such as the Klean Kanteen sports cap, features a highly functional spout and valve, making it easy to drink and operate using one hand. 

Good, environmentally conscious manufacturers, like Klean Kanteen, make their Klean Kanteen sports cap and sport bottles to last, using materials such as stainless steel, BPA free reusable plastic or glass. Choose the right one for you according to your own needs. BPA free reusable plastic bottles are lighter, stainless steel is best for keeping cool drinks cool, and hot drinks hot, for longer, and glass bottles keep the taste best.

Drinks for Fluid Replacement

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Good old water is of course effective, especially for low intensity, short workouts. However, for heavier sports, water enriched with electrolytes and carbohydrates can enhance performance. Furthermore, many people prefer consuming drinks with taste they like, which can help them rehydrate more effectively.

Manu sport drinks contain caffein and green tea because they help boost your performance by stimulating the metabolic rate and helping in the process of converting calories to energy.

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A Simple Guide to Choosing a Healthy & Natural Sweetener

White sugar isn’t healthy, and everyone knows that. You don’t have to be a diabetic to avoid it. Of course, there are some foods and drinks that simply taste terrible if they aren’t sweetened, so you have to find a healthier substitute for sugar. Healthy natural sweeteners are ideal if you’re trying to manage diabetes, keep your body in good shape, but also clear your skin, protect your teeth, and boost your immunity.

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A Simple Guide to Using Essential Oils to Fight the Flu

When it comes to essential oils, we instantly associate them with aromatherapy and relaxation. This kind of therapy is one of the most commonly used in spas because it’s been proven to be great in reducing stress and anxiety and calming the mind. And luckily today, you don’t need to go to the spa to enjoy the restorative effects of aromatherapy. With the help of a diffuser and the right type of essential oils, you’ll be able to give yourself the needed time of relaxation without leaving the comfort of your bedroom. Read More →

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