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How to Make Your Own Hair Dye

How to Make Your Own Hair Dye Over the years, the concept of hair dying has become increasingly popular. Whether you want a dramatic or subtle change, the store-bought options are endless. There is a problem with these store-bought hair dyes, though. They contain large amounts of chemicals, which you may not want on your head. Luckily you can create your own hair dye at home, using ingred...

How to Get Over Your Fear of the Dentist

You are not alone. Many people from all walks of life hate going to the dentist. Even a simple cleaning can be enough to strike fear in the heart of even the bravest person. Jokes are made to ease the discomfort. Dentists are painted as things to be feared in movies as a reflection of life. It’s understandable why the dentist might be frightening, especially to children. After all, the dent...

How to Tie a Windsor Knot

If you are going to wear a suit to a formal dinner, you need to know how to tie a Windsor knot. Windsor knots are worn on formal occasions and suit-and-tie affairs. Formal events have rigid dress codes, so your tie needs to conform to the standards, or you’ll look like a boor. What Is a Windsor Knot? A Windsor knot is the most famous necktie knot there is. If you are thinking of a tie right ...

How to Clean Leather

Leather has such a nice look and feel to it. Whether it is clothing or furniture, the smooth texture against your skin is such a luxury. Leather is an elegant material that enhances almost any setting. Unfortunately, leather can be somewhat troublesome to clean. Stains can be hard to remove and if you use the wrong cleaners, you run the risk of damaging the leather. Considering how much leather ac...

How to Clean Suede

Suede has such a soft and elegant look and feel. Wearing it is like wearing warm butter and if you have a sofa chair made out of it, you just sink right into it. Suede looks great but it is also a problem to clean. Unlike other types of leather that have smooth finishes, the nap that makes suede distinctive also makes it harder to maintain. You can’t use just any type of cleaner on it or you ris...

How to Tie a Tie

Learning how to tie a tie is a skill that all men should master. That’s because life is filled with formal occasions such as weddings, business meetings, jury duty, and job interviews. If you want to look your best during these events, wearing a tie is a necessity. In the following article, we’ll provide step-by-step instructions on how to tie a tie, as well as offering a number of useful ...

How to Apply Bronzer

Learn how to apply bronzer to give yourself the “tan” look during the cold weather months, if you don’t have time or inclination to go to the tanning bed, or in the summer to give a slighty tanned or fully tanned complexion a bronzed sheen. A bronzer is a powder, not unlike blush, which women often apply to their faces to make their nose, forehead and cheekbones appear tanner. Yo...

How to Apply Fake Eyelashes

Knowing how to apply fake eyelashes is one of the trickiest fashion moves you can pull off. While long, captivating eyelashes adds to a woman’s beauty, poorly applied lashes make you look like an amateur. So if you’re going to enhance your natural beauty by “making your eyes pop”, be stylish about it. Choose Your Look Eyelashes can make a radical difference to a woman’...

How to Tie a Bow Tie

One reason bow ties have never surmounted neckties is because it’s hard to learn how to tie a bow tie. Because a bowtie is smaller than a necktie, tying the tie requires more dexterity and fine hand work. With some a few tips and some practice, though, you’ll be able to tie a bow tie with little trouble. Remember, tying a bow tie isn’t any different than tying your shoe string. Y...

How to Apply Foundation

Foundation is the most basic part of your makeup regimen — it’s right there in the name. With a good foundation, the rest of your makeup will be easy to apply and beautiful on your skin. The right foundation can even out your skin tone and award you the appearance (if only briefly) of flawless natural skin. But you have to apply foundation properly, otherwise you risk looking like a cl...

How to Cut Hair

Learning how to cut hair can be a great advantage in these tough economic times. Instead of a monthly visit to your barber or stylist, you can cut your hair for free in the privacy of your own home. This article includes all the tools you’ll need to get started, step-by-step instructions, and a number of useful tips. Haircutting Supplies Before you learn how to cut hair, it’s also important ...

How to Apply Mascara

Lots of women wear mascara without knowing how to do it right. All eye makeup can be difficult and when applied or worn improperly makes for a really messy appearance. The whole point of mascara is to alter the look of your eye lashes which in turn alters the look of your eyes. Mascara is a relatively simple application (in terms of makeup) but a process that is ignored by far too many women. By c...

How to Shave

Learning how to shave is one of the most important moments in the life of a young man, as it signals that he’s maturing into an adult. But there are a number of options available when shaving, and even grown-ups may want to experiment to find the one that gives them the closest shave and offers the greatest convenience. Below, we have included step-by-step instructions on how to shave with a s...

How to Iron a Shirt

Ironing clothes is one of those household chores that has been around since the first wrinkle was ever noticed and it bothered someone. Early cultures used whatever was on hand to try to smooth out their garments, from stones, wood, and even glass. The Chinese were the first to use heated metal to iron clothes, but it wasn’t until 1882 that the first electric iron appeared, created by an invento...

How to Apply Blush

A lot of women simply don’t know how to apply blush. There is a subtle difference in well-blended blush that adds color and radiance to your face and the rosy-cheeked blush that is noticeable and artificial looking. Applying blush correctly is all about subtlety, shading and blending. Perfect blush application means that a person notices you have color in your cheeks, but can’t tell wh...

How to Straighten Hair

For people with uncontrollable curly or wavy hair, knowing how to straighten hair lowers hairstyle costs and lets you sculpt your look better than you otherwise might be able to. Curliness and waviness are too entirely different hair problems, so I’ll try to cover each in their own turn. A personal hair style is a huge part of a person’s “look”, because just about everybody...

How to Do a Manicure

Learning how to do a manicure is not unlike doing a pedicure, though a few of the supplies and techniques will be different. A finished set of fingernails is one of the defining characteristics of the sexy woman and a good manicure isn’t that hard to pull off. One of the first luxuries a woman cuts out of the budget in a bad economy is a trip to the salon or spa, so knowing how to give yours...

How to Do a Pedicure

Learn how to do a pedicure to save yourself money or to treat you partner extra special. There’s nothing more sensual than giving your boyfriend or girlfriend a pedicure, at least if you know how to do a good pedicure. Otherwise, your feet and nails won’t look in top shape and the whole exercise becomes a mess. So I’ve compiled a step-by-step guide to giving pedicures, as well as...

How to Apply Makeup

Learning how to apply makeup is an important skill for any woman who wants to look her best. The following steps cover the application process from start to finish in a simple, easy-to-understand fashion. General Tips Before we discuss how to apply makeup, here are a few basic tips to keep in mind: Prior to applying makeup, be sure to clean and moisturize your face. Consider investing in more ex...

How to Braid Hair

Learning how to braid hair can be challenging at first, but it’ll pay off with a little patience and adhering to the instructions detailed in this article. Whether you’re looking to master the art of English braids, French braids, Dutch braids, fishtail braids, or dreadlocks, we have detailed instructions on how to make your hair look its best. Braiding Materials Before you get started, you w...

How to Tie a Scarf

Knowing how to tie a scarf gives you so many fashion options for completing an outfit or adding chic to your everyday look. Whether you want to wear a glamorous scarf around the neck or wear a head scarf, we’ll give you a how-to guide for tying your own scarves. How To Tie a Neck Scarf Scarves can make your everyday outfit look special, while providing protection from the wind and elements. ...

How to Apply Cologne

A lot of young men who have just started wearing men’s fragrances don’t know how to apply cologne. You’ve probably come across the teen guy who trails a clouds of perfume scents everywhere he goes, dominating any room he’s in. While too much cologne might not be as offensive as body odor, it’s an unpleasant and distracting smell. Men are supposed to have a subtle scen...

How to Cut Your Own Hair

Cutting your own hair will save you lots of money and time spent in the barber’s chair or salon. Why pay an exorbitant rate for a haircut (not to mention the tip for the stylist or barber) when you could learn to cut your own hair at home in your own time? Some Helpful Hints for Cutting Your Own Hair One word of caution — keep it simple, stupid. If you know that you aren’t a prof...

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