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Guide to White Teeth

Professionally whitening teeth can often times be a burden or rather expensive. Having a white smile can boost your confidence and make you stand out on stage during a pageant. A woman’s smile can be the most beautiful thing about her. There are, however, at-home treatments for whitening your teeth that are wallet friendly and simple.

Crest 3D White Strips – The toothpaste company crest has produced a product that works just as well as professional bleach for teeth. They are sold at stores such as Target and Walgreens and can be purchased for about 50 dollars.

Toothpaste – This whitening option is probably the most common; there are many toothpastes on the market that include bleaching chemicals to remove stains and yellowing on your teeth. There are a range of option to choose from, one product including the Sensodyne True White Mint Toothpaste for about 6 dollars.

Activated Charcoal – Using activated charcoal to whiten teeth has slowly become a more popular form of teeth whitening. It is all natural and many people have experienced dramatic results. You can purchase activated charcoal anywhere, including on Etsy for about 10 dollars. You simply brush the charcoal on your teeth and observe the results over time.

Often times, drinking coffee, tea, and other colored beverages can slowly strip away the whiteness of our teeth. By using any of the products mentioned above, you can easily bring  back that beautiful white smile.


Types of Manicures

Being a beauty queen, it is important to maintain not only your personal health, but also your beauty health. Having healthy and up kept nails is vital for looking professional and appearing as if you take good care of yourself. There are many different services you can choose from when getting a manicure.

  1. Basic Manicure – If you are only interested in having just simple nail polish on your finger nails, then a basic manicure is perfect. It consists of the application of nail polish as well as simple trimming of the nail.
  2. Gel Manicure – Often times, just nail polish can chip easily and does not last that long. A stronger nail service that salons provide is a gel manicure. Gel is polish that is cured by a UV light, and it lasts much longer than a normal manicure. Gel nails would be optimal for the beauty queen that does not have time to visit the salon very often.
  3. Acrylic Manicure – Some women may have fragile nails or nails that break often, but there is a solution for that! At the salon, you can choose to get an acrylic manicure. Acrylic nails are applied with a substance that hardens on top of the nail to provide length and strength. If you prefer that your nails are long, then acrylic nails are ideal.

Whichever service may suite your needs, there are plenty of manicures to choose from and try!


Natural Skin Care Products

When it comes to skin care, there are so many options on the market to choose from. However, there are natural products that you can find almost anywhere that work just as well as expensive skin care. By using natural products, you can ensure that your skin will not be irritated or break out due to chemicals. These products also serve as great treatments for the skin, especially if you are beauty queen and need to rejuvenate your skin.

  1. Aloe Vera – When talking about aloe vera, often times people think about sun burns. However, aloe vera is a great product for killing bacteria on the skin that cause acne. It also moisturizes the skin, stimulating new cell growth.
  2. Tea Tree Oil – If you struggle with acne or any other skin blemish, tea tree oil is the perfect natural remedy for minimizing the size of blemishes. Tea tree oil also kills bacteria on the skin and it does not dry it out due to its oil properties.
  3. Jojoba Oil – Jojoba oil is the perfect nighttime moisturizer, for it all natural and will not clog your pores. In fact, jojoba oil acts as a cleanser and rids the pores of any dirt from the day’s activities.
  4. Lemon – Lemon juice is often used to lighten the skin and remove any dark spots on the skin’s surface. It also serves as an antibacterial for the skin.

Each of these products are natural solutions to problematic skin. It is a great alternative to products that are created with chemicals and harmful materials. You may end up finding one of these natural skin products in your kitchen or in your home.


Pageant Ready Makeup

As a beauty queen, makeup is an important part of the pageant experience. Before appearing on stage, you must have the right makeup look. Not only does your makeup have to stand out amidst the stage lighting, it also has to be long -lasting. Good news! There are so many makeup products that will keep your makeup stage ready for your pageant.

  1. Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray – To ensure that your entire makeup look doesn’t smudge or crease, use a setting spray at the end of your makeup routine. This product locks in the makeup and helps avoid smearing, which is perfect for stage appearances.
  2. Kat Von D Lock It Foundation – This 24 hour long wearing makeup is great for the beauty queen. This product is full coverage and hides any blemish or discoloration. Your skin will be flawless on stage and will allow your confidence to shine through.
  3. Make Up For Ever Loose Powder – This light – diffusing finishing powder is excellent for finishing your makeup look. It creates a matte finish to ensure that your skin does not appear oily on stage. It also utilizes HD technology, so flash photography does not wash out your face.

It is important to use products that do not smudge easily or transfer on to clothing, for you want your stage makeup to last for the duration of the pageant. As a beauty queen, you are going to be busy trying to undress and prepare for your next appearance; makeup is the last thing you want to worry about. Try these products and see the difference in your makeup!


Healthy Food for Healthy Skin

Skin care is a great way to make your skin glow, but there is another trick that will make your skin flawless. By simply eating the right foods, you can enhance the tone, texture, and color of your skin. All kinds of foods are packed full of nutrients and vitamins that restore your skin’s original glow.

  • Tomatoes – Tomatoes have the ability to protect your skin from the sun and reduce the risk of sunburn.
  • Sardines – Because fish have omega – 3, it poses as an anti – inflammatory for your skin. It can also keep the skin clear of acne.
  • Green Tea – Green tea speeds up the body’s metabolism and essentially does the same for your skin. It provides the skin with elasticity by promoting blood flow.
  • Kale – Kale is full of Vitamin A and Vitamin C, creating a firm skin texture.
  • Grass Fed Beef – Beef has a great amount of protein, providing the skin with firmness. Protein builds collagen and reduces the look of wrinkles on the skin.
  • Almond Milk – Dairy products can be damaging to the skin, for it irritates acne and creates irritation. By drinking almond milk as an alternative, you can avoid this irritation.

Each of these foods not only facilitates healthy skin, but it also promotes a happy and healthy body. Whether you are trying to get in shape for a beauty pageant or simply want healthier skin, try these food products.


Make Your Makeup Last

When putting your makeup on in the morning, you want it to last the entire day. It is inconvenient when you have to touch up in the middle of the day or run to the bathroom and quickly fix a streak of mascara. If you are a beauty queen, you need your makeup to stay while you are on stage. However, there are ways to avoid these issues.

  1. Use primer – Primer is a makeup product that you put under your makeup before applying it. There are face primers and eyelid primers; primer serves as a base for your face makeup and your eye makeup. It prevents creasing, flaking, and oiliness.
  2. Apply pressed powder – After finishing your makeup in the morning or before an event, apply a pressed powder to ensure that your makeup lasts all day. Pressed powder locks in foundation and ensures that your skin remains matte and free of shine.
  3. Setting spray – Setting spray serves a very similar purpose as powder, for it prevents your makeup from running or rubbing off during daily activities. There are several kinds of setting sprays that serve different purposes, so you are bound to find one that works for you.
  4. Place powder on top of lipstick – Tired of your lipstick wearing off as soon as you eat, drink, or talk? Try using a translucent powder on top your lipstick. Simply apply the lip product like normal, then use a small brush dipped in translucent powder. Gently tap it on your lips, and say goodbye to fading lipstick!
  5. Avoid touching your face – Sometimes people have the habit of touching their face throughout the day, but this can be harmful for makeup. The oils from your fingers will transfer to your face makeup and cause the skin to become oily.

Trying any of these tips will ensure that your makeup lasts all day, and that you are ready for anything that the day might have in store.


Long and Healthy Hair

Achieving long and healthy hair is often times a challenging task. Many women desire long hair, yet they can’t seem to grow it out long enough. There are many ways to combat this issue; simply taking care of your hair will allow you to maintain length as well as healthy ends.

  1. Reduce the amount of heat you use on your hair; heat is very powerful and has the ability to greatly damage hair. Such tools include curling irons, blow dryers, and straighteners. Don’t feel as if you can’t use these products, just avoid using them daily.
  2.  Wash your hair only two or three times a week; your scalp produces natural oils that are vital to your hair’s health. Try to limit the amount of times you wash your hair, and allow these oils to absorb through the strands of your hair. If your hair is too oily to style, use a dry shampoo to absorb excess oils.
  3. Use dry shampoo instead of normal shampoo; as mentioned above, dry shampoo is an excellent alternative to normal shampoo. Normal shampoo strips your hair of its natural oils which creates dryness. Invest in a great dry shampoo and spray it directly on your roots. The oil will be quickly absorbed and your hair will be ready to style.
  4. Try deep conditioning treatments; heavy conditioners have the ability to restore hair’s natural moisture and fix any damaged ends. Coconut oil is a natural conditioner and can be applied to the hair; allow the product to sit for about a half an hour.

Each of these tips can help you achieve the long, natural, and healthy hair you desire. Try one, two, or all four tips to restore your hair’s natural health.


Spring Fashion 2017

It is spring time and that calls for new fashion trends. From each season, trends come and go. This season, there are several fashion must haves that every woman has to try. In pageants, it is important to be aware of the differing trends when choosing dresses and interview outfits.

  1. Stripes – This spring, bold stripes are definitely a trend to try. The most popular colors to try are the primary colors with a touch of black. You can find striped dresses, tops, and skirt. It is a perfect way to enhance your wardrobe this spring.
  2. Floral – Obviously floral print a big spring trend, but this season it has changed a little bit. There are rompers on the market that come in floral print and are adorned with ruffles. Pair this cute romper with heels and you are ready to walk the runway or for a night on the town.
  3. Neon – Bright colors such as neon toned colors may not be in every woman’s closet, but it is becoming popular this spring. Neon can be difficult to match with other items, so try adding a neutral toned piece with the neon to balance it out. Nude is the perfect color to balance neon, so grab a neon top and make a statement.
  4. Khaki – Some woman find khaki to be either boring or only suitable for work attire. However, it is a timeless color that flatters any skin tone. Wear it as a one piece or throw on some khaki pants with a colorful top. Either way, you will be representing one of the top spring trends.

Each of these styles are up and coming this spring. Try one of these trends at work or rock the style on the stage at a pageant. Whatever the occasion may be, try one of these spring trends and make a statement!


Voluminous Hair

When it comes to hair, women sometimes desire to change their look. Whether it may be making it smoother or adding more volume, there are solutions to these problems. Volume in hair is a look that many women desire; however, if you happen to have thin hair, this look can be difficult to naturally achieve. Especially in the pageant world, contestants desire to add volume and texture to their hair in order to stand out. In the market, there are many beauty solutions that can add a bit of volume to any hair texture.

  • Hair Mousse

Hair mousse is a product that creates volume at the root of the scalp to create a textured look. It is a simple product to use and can be found at beauty shops, drug stores, and grocery markets. A popular hair mousse that many individuals and hair stylists use is the Big Sexy Hair Root Pump Plus Spray, priced at $13.99. This product has been highly rated on many websites and promoted by celebrities. It is also optimal for pageant women, for it creates texture in the hair which makes it easier to style for on stage appearances. In order to use hair mousse, you simply apply it the root when your hair is wet and massage it down to the ends. After applying the product, blow dry your hair and see the difference it makes.

  • Teasing Comb

Teasing combs are basically brushes that are specially crafted for the purpose of teasing hair. What is teasing? It is simply the act of backcombing the hair in order to create volume at the roots. These brushes are small in shape and come in several different styles. Some brushes contain actual bristles while others have teeth like a typical comb. The Conair Hair Lifting Comb is a well – rated product and is priced at $2.99. These brushes are convenient for the travelling pageant women, for they are very small and can be placed in a makeup bag on the go.

  • Hairspray

Many people view hairspray as a product for holding style, but it also works as a volume booster. If you desire to create volume with hairspray, all you must do is section the hair by pieces and spray directly on the root. This technique is similar to teasing but without the backcombing. A product that works well for creating volume is the Kenra Volume Super Hold Finishing Spray priced at $8. This products holds volume as well as style; it is a great product for the pageant queen because of its strong holding ability.

Each of these products does the job of creating volume in hair. Some women prefer to use one of these techniques while other women prefer to use all of them. Whichever your preference may be, creating a voluminous hair style should never be a challenge.



Contouring: Cream or Powder?

Whether you are a makeup guru, a pageant queen, or woman that loves makeup, contouring can enhance any makeup look. Well, what is contouring? Contouring is the art of using darker makeup products to enhance your natural features. Such features may include the jawline, cheekbones, or forehead. You can create a more defined jawline, higher cheekbones, etc. It simply creates the illusion of sharper and more defined facial structures. Some women contour their faces for daily wear, while others contour for a more dramatic look when going out. Contouring is especially useful for pageant women, for stage lights tend to wash out skin tone. The art of contouring allows the face to appear defined, despite the lights and cameras that may diffuse this appearance.

There are so many products on the market for contouring, but the main formulas are powders and creams. Because of the many products on the market, women struggle finding the perfect product for them. When debating to use a cream or a powder, there are various considerations you may want to examine.

Cream contouring products can be found anywhere, from the drugstore to a designer retailer. Cream products work extremely well for those women who may have dry skin, for the creamy products provide a bit of moisture to the skin. Some women prefer working with cream products, for it is easier to blend in the skin. A popular cream contour product is the Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Cream Kit at a price of 40 dollars. This palette contains six unique shades, suitable for any aspect of the face that you may want to enhance. Cream products are perfect for touch ups, for there is no need for a brush applicator. You can simply apply the product with clean fingertips. The palette is convenient for the beauty queen backstage, for it allows you to touch up your makeup with no hassle.

On the other hand, women with oily skin may want to avoid putting a product with moisture on their face. Powder products help to avoid any extra moisture on the skin. Some women prefer powder products, for it is easy to layer and darken as needed. A great powder contour product is the Kat Von D Shade + Light Contour Palette at a price of 46 dollars. Similar to the product mentioned above, this is a palette that contains six unique shades to create the desired look you want. The benefit of a powder product is that it creates a matte appearance on the skin. This is ideal for beauty queens, for stage lights can tend to make the skin appear shinier than it actually is.

Contouring is a great way to sharpen the natural features on your face or to get you camera ready. Whatever your purpose of contouring may be, this information should help you find the product you need.