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5 Tips To Find Your Perfect Foundation & Discount Codes!

5 Tips To Find Your Perfect Foundation
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Picking a foundation at the drugstore can be frustrating since you don't have the advantage of trying it on as you do in retail stores. In light of that, here are some tips on the most proficient method to find your ideal match. Finding foundation at Nordstrom is easy and simple. Visit the beauty counters at Nordstrom and find perfect foundation shades for you according to your skin type. In addition to these tips to find your perfect foundation, I also have a way for you to get great deals, check out matchzup.com for discounts on beauty products.

1. Discover your skin type:
While picking a foundation it's best to know your type of skin. Foundations today come in such a large number of various types– cream, powder, fluid, mousse–that it's staggering to attempt and make sense of which is best for you. Foundations are planned for slick, dry, full grown, typical, delicate skin. Remember that most ladies' skin sort changes with the climate. In winter, you may be dry, while in summer you may be slick. On the off chance that you have dry skin, go for a hydrating fluid or a cream. In the event that you have slick skin, then a mineral, powder or sans oil fluid recipe is ideal.

2. Be familiar with your undertones:
You've most likely heard somebody discussing undertones – the tint or cast of shading underneath your skin – before. Knowing your coloring hues is fundamental to finding the right foundation. There are three types of tints: Warm, neutral and cool. In case you're not certain what you are, I suggest taking a look at your wrist. Does the shading look more pink or yellow, or does it fall some place in the middle? Pink means you have cool undertones, yellow is warm and, if you're some place in the middle, you're neutral.

3. Discover your shade:
Pick a few shades that come nearest to your skin tone. Hold the samples to your jaw line and consider the shade of your neck, which is frequently paler than your face. Be aware of poor, fluorescent overhead lighting that can cast unflattering shadows. (I can't STAND being in stores with nasty lighting! Yuck!) Stand close to a window or head outside to check your shading. The right tone ought to vanish into your skin.

4. Pick your coverage:
Consider your foundation goal. Perhaps lighter coverage in summer and a heavier, creamier base in colder months. A simple way to go is using tinted lotions.  Easy to apply and nice, light coverage every time. If your skin tone is uneven and you have certain facial coloring you'd like to cover, consider a medium-weight foundation. Most medium-weight foundations can be easily layered which makes them perfect year-around.
5.  Apply like a professional:
The general purpose of foundation is to enhance your skin, not shroud it. You need to apply foundation with the goal of looking natural – you shouldn't see where your applied foundation begins and ends.  Blend, blend, blend!  Tinted lotions and BB creams: Rub them onto skin with clean fingers, or use a makeup sponge. Fluids, mousses, and creams: Use a sponge to create a smooth look. Buff, mixing outward. Top your cream-based foundation with a translucent powder.  Powder base foundation: Use a brush, using very little product and build if more coverage is needed.
Foundation doesn't need to be a mystery.  Along with taking great care of your skin, foundation can help you protect your skin and achieve a healthy glow. 

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My Biggest Regret In High School - Care To Share Yours?

Ah yes... I remember it well... unfortunately  (~~~~trip back to 1980~~~~)

High School. To paraphrase Dickens, "It was the best of times, it was the most-hair-style-challenged of times".  I remember a picture taken of me leaving for my first day of High School. I'm wearing a brave smile, but the hair, the hair, my hair style was a nightmare. My two best friends and I were going to be attending a High School out of our district, that was stressful enough. To add to this new-ness we wanted new looks as well since this school was known for the preppiness that was sweeping the John Hughes lovin' nation. 

"K." was going to sport the Argyle and Alligator shirt look. "W." was going for 'All Monogrammed, All The Time" and I was going to ditch the bell-bottoms, wear Levi's and have the hairstyle of my dreams.  I have straight, thick hair and had always wanted curly hair. When I would see girls with curly hair they always seemed so artistic, so worldly. I wanted to be those things too!

My mom had been perming her hair for years so she called her hair stylist. The only appointment available was the day before the first day of school. I took it. I had to have my new hair to go with my new life! My best friends went with me. We were all excited. 

During the process I had an inkling that there might be a problem when the hair stylist began to run low on perm rods. However, my friends and I were so busy talking, and laughing that I didn't give it another thought.

At the end of my transformation the hair stylist took out all of the rods, put on her finishing touches of spritz and fluff, then turned me to face myself in the mirror. I was stunned. We were all stunned. The hair stylist in a good way, my friends and I, not so much. What... exactly... happened to my hair?! My hair had transformed from looking straight and long to, well, a big pile of curly poo!!! There was an upside-down triangle of curls on the top of my head.
What I'm sure I looked like in my "First day as a Freshman" picture on my porch. I'm not kidding.

I cried on my friends shoulders all the way home. I cried at the dinner table. I cried on the couch. I cried in bed.

I don't know how I got over myself and made it to school the next day. But I did. And I learned a valuable lesson that I can now pass on to my two girls. When wanting to make a big change, start with clothing. At least that you can return.

Do you have any fashion/hair disaster(s) from high school?  Please share in the comments below!

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Pros and Cons of Gutter Guards

Contractor Installing a Gutter Guard

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Carrying out maintenance and cleaning your gutters is a seasonal activity for most people, depending on where you live and how much foliage you have around. And this is important for the life of your home, as your gutters collect and channel water away from your roof, home, and it's foundation.

However, because most gutters are just open to the air and have no coverings, they tend to become home to rodents, and insects, as well as act as a collection plate of sorts for dead leaves, twigs, and other debris.

Even if you've never had to deal with removing the remains of a dead animal stuck in your roof, you might have encountered a surprised snake or other undesired guest.

Enter: gutter guards, in the form of inserts, reverse curves, or screens.

While your choice will depend on your needs, there are some general pros and cons to installing guards on your gutter system. If you’re thinking of investing but are unsure, we aim to help you better understand the choice you are about to make for your home.

Pros of Gutter Guards

Gutter guards act as screens against debris, preventing the pile-up of debris in the gutters. This is important because excess debris can put considerable weight on the gutter, resulting in weaker joints, soffit, and even fascia. There’s also the issue of the debris becoming home to reptiles and rodents. This is particularly important if you reside in a place where you have lots of reptiles and foliage. Open gutters are attractive places to make a home for a variety of species of flora and fauna.

Having a gutter guard in place will, first and foremost, protect your gutters from these sorts of things and allow a clear channel for water to flow away from your home. This open channel is critical to the function of your gutters, as the weight of trapped water or ice can become extreme. Prolonged exposure and stagnation can cause corrosion and wear out seams, even cause the system to fail entirely. This ultimately leads to costly repairs.

Cons of Gutter Guards

While gutter guards are amazing and capable of eliminating the bulk of your debris, the reality is that they won't stop everything. Depending on the type of guard used, there will usually be some debris that can still become trapped or build up. For instance, screens left for too long will end up trapping larger sized debris, while inserts may allow smaller debris to accumulate.

Installation of another part on top of your gutter system can also provide its own challenges. The easiest gutter guard you can install is the insert. Screen and reverse curves are often more technical and time-consuming operations, often requiring more labor -- particularly in the case of reverse curves.

Bringing it Home

The specific solution that works best for your home is going to depend on your roofline, the surrounding foliage, and the weather patterns in your area. The reality is that the design of your gutter systems, and any guards designed to assist them, needs to be tailored to the kind of punishment it's going to see. You'll never be able to forget about seasonal gutter cleaning, contrary to any claims you might hear to the contrary. But if you pick the right system and guard for your home, you can cut down on maintenance and repairs considerably -- and better protect your home, and your foundation, from the elements. If you’re not sure which works for you, check with The Gutter Experts and get their advice on what system will protect your investment for the life of your home.

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Because This Has Gone Far Enough! Trump = Hate

The fact that Donald Trump is received with cheers makes me shudder. The words that he says make my jaw drop and my heart hurt. He's an evil man sharing evil views and ideas. Does he honestly, truly believes all he says? Regardless, he is creating a horrible path for America.


Donald #Trump and Pink Floyd's The Wall mashup is everything you dreamed it could be.Video by TheBlueOfTheDjinn aka Usama Alshaibi
Posted by IRBF on Sunday, March 6, 2016

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