They say that you are only as young as you feel, and there is no doubt that keeping up appearances gets more complicated and time consuming as we mature. But sometimes, it is a matter of working smarter rather than harder. We just found a great video by Christopher Hawkins, the Makeover Guy, and you are going to be blown away when you see what he does for one classy lady.
Bev has felt all but invisible for too long. To her, it seemed that no one ever noticed when she would get a new haircut or try some new style. About to turn sixty and preparing for her daughter’s wedding, she finally reached the point where she wanted her family and friends to sit up and take notice. Impressed by his videos and books, Bev turned to the Makeover Guy himself, Christopher Hawkins, and placed herself in his capable hands.
Complicating matters for Bev is the fact that her soon to be wed daughter actually works in the fashion industry, which meant a high bar needed to be met.
As the video gets underway, the song “It’s My Turn” is jamming in the background as Hawkins starts to work his magic. He gives Bev a very fashionable cut and then colors her hair to a rich chestnut brown. The bobbed hair styling frames her face perfectly. Then he goes on to work some makeup magic.
When Bev sees the “new” self in the mirror she is overcome, and barely recognizes herself.
Now, not all of us can afford to visit a world famous stylist, but there some things we can do every day to keep ourselves looking younger. And the best part is that some of them can be done with things you probably already have in your kitchen cabinet.
If you need to get rid of those dark rings under your eyes, try a simple topical remedy using Turmeric. You will need ½ teaspoon of lemon juice, a teaspoon of tomato juice, a pinch of turmeric and a pinch of flour. Mix into a paste and then apply to the affected area. Let it stay on for about ten minutes, and repeat this treatment for 5 to 7 days. After this, those dark spots under your eyes will have magically disappeared and you will look younger and healthier.
Another treatment for all kinds of skin conditions is garlic paste. When applied directly to liver spots, skin tags, and warts, and used for between 5 and 14 days, garlic paste can have an amazing effect on your skin’s health.
If you’re partial to a darker shade of hair coloring, you’re in luck. Try this quick, easy, and safe Coffee Rinse to darken your hair and cover greys. According to the January 2007 issue of the International Journal of Dermatology, it can help get the desired color and stimulate hair growth. Use organic coffee since non-organic coffee ground may contain chemicals. Prepare the coffee and then allow it to cool down. Then mix 2 cups of natural conditioner with a cup of cold brewed coffee and 2 tbsp of organic coffee. Next, apply the mixture on the hair and let it work for an hour! Shampoo the hair and then pour coffee over it. Let it work for about twenty minutes before rinsing it off with apple cider vinegar, and voila!
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