Hot Mama – Be a Babe While Having a Babe

Pregnancy can bring on a flood of conflicting feelings. While you may be revelling in being pregnant, we understand that sometimes it can be hard to revel in looking pregnant – the expanding belly, plummeting energy levels, changing skin and a chronic klutzi’ness that makes even basic grooming a challenge. So here’s a little help on getting your beauty act back as your precious one grows. Hey babe, you earned it, deserve it and totally need it! WATCH YOUR WEIGHT The average weight woman puts on between 25 and 35 pounds during pregnancy. Packing on excess pounds increases your risk of developing hypertensive disorders of pregnancy and gestational diabetes, which can have an impact on both you and your unborn child. It’s quality (i.e. a healthy, balanced diet), not quantity of food, that counts to provide sufficient key nutrients to support healthy foetal growth. In general, you do not need extra calories at all for the first two trimesters. A humble increase of about 200kcal per day is recommended to Continue Reading

Why Some Women Remove Their Facial hair

Peach-fuzz isn’t a teenage boy issue. Men may have more facial hair than women, but no woman is without hair! For some poor unfortunate females, unwanted facial hair can be problematic. Fine baby hair on the face sounds cute, but when you’ve got heaps of it, particularly in these hard times when smooth, spotless and dewy complexions are not only prized, but are fast becoming the expected norm, it can become a source of embarrassment and also cause other skin problems. Here’s why you should have it removed (by a professional).   Prevent Painful Ingrown Hairs Do you have strange, stubborn bumps on your face? Probe into it and find a scarily long (and sometimes, dead) hair? Ingrown hairs are hairs that have grown back under your skin because of a clogged hair pore. Ingrown hair can be angry-looking – red, painful and itchy. Sometimes, these can become infected, in which case needs to be treated with an antibiotic. “Unless facial hair is permanently removed, the ingrown hair is often Continue Reading

New Uses For Fillers You Didn’t Know About

Fillers have been around for many years. Asian faces have always craved more anterior projection, while Caucasian faces usually benefit from more volume replacement. But beyond the popular nose filler for an Asian patient or the cheek filler, what are the new uses of fillers today for rejuvenation? 1. Non-invasive “Liquid Face-lift” Utter the word “facelift” and most people will shudder at the thought of the open, surgical facelift. As much as the aesthetic audience has matured over the years, people are still doubtful of this invasive procedure. No doubt, done under the right hands, the results can be dramatically youthful (Jane Fonda), but people are just not willing to risk complications. In fact, the expectation today for a facelift tips towards the non-invasive procedure. Quite right, with the advent of skin-lifting energy devices such as Ultherapy and Thermage, why shouldn’t people expect such high standards? For those who expect immediate results though, non-invasive skin lifting devices may disappoint. Enter the “Liquid Facelift”, a rejuvenating procedure that puts fillers strategically Continue Reading

SKIN Tips: 5 Things Men Find Unattractive

Makeup Overdoes vs Natural If you’re wondering, keeping it natural is the way to go. Most men don’t want to go in for for a kiss and come out looking like they just joined the circus. Foundation is supposed to be invisible and blend in with your skin while hiding your fine lines, blemishes and little flaws. It is supposed to even out your complexion and improve your skin tone. However, if yours is visible, then you do not apply it right. Too heavy of a foundation gives you the mask effect. Try to avoid using glittery and shimmery eye shadow unless you’re a professional makeup artist. Matte shadow is always better because it does not cling to the eye crease and it appears more natural. Tone it down on your mascara. When you apply too much mascara, you end up getting gummed up lashes and that definitely will not make your eyes look sexy and tempting at all. Use mascara of good quality and moderately. Too much makeup can Continue Reading

Heavy Metal Fashion Guide

Most of my clothes are black, or close to black, such as dark navy blue. In fact my wardrobe has been filled with dark coloured clothing for as long as I can remember. At 45, I have gotten older, but I still wear black most of the time. Sometimes I pair a black bottom with a white or grey top, and very, very rarely, perhaps something bright. Why do some women wear black all the time? Firstly, it does have a slimming effect, secondly, it is a safe colour, rather like second skin. It is difficult to go terribly wrong in black. Most of the time, people rarely notice black. But have you noticed that everyone is wearing something metallic, such as silver or gold? It is almost as if silver has replaced grey, and gold has replaced beige! Whether high-shine or glittery, dresses or coordinates, it takes a little bit of confidence to really get comfortable wearing something bold. And of course, a better body. If you have been Continue Reading