Sunday, September 30, 2012

How to Remove Glitter Nail Polish

Hi Everybody, Recently I uploaded a video on YouTube on how to have beautiful blue glitter nails How-to Beautiful Blue Glitter Nails Tutorial. Many of you have asked about how to best get glitter nail polish off because it can be difficult to do. Glitter nail polish does have significant lasting power as compared to regular non-glitter nail polishes which is great while you're wearing it, but when it's time to take it off, if can be more time consuming and difficult than we like.

One of the easiest ways to remove the stubborn glitter polish is to soak a cotton ball in nail polish remover, apply it to your nail, and cover your finger with aluminum foil to hold the cotton ball to your fingernail. You can do all ten fingers at a time if you like. After about 2-4 minutes, pull off the foils along with the cotton ball as you squeeze it against your nail removing the glitter polish with it. Your nails should be quite clean. Any remaining glitter polish can be removed by wiping it with a fresh cotton ball soaked with nail polish remover or just gently scraping at it with your nail or a cuticle stick depending on how much you have left. You don't want to scrape at your nails too much as this can wear away nail enamel. I prefer non-acetone nail polish as it is less drying to my nails, but both acetone and non-acetone can be used.

So there you go! I know it's a bit more work to remove the glitter polish, but it's so pretty that I think it's worth the extra effort. Also, glitter polish does last longer on your nails than non-glitter polish.

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Monday, September 24, 2012

Sleeping at Your Parent's House with Your Girlfriend or Boyfriend

Hi YouTips4U: I love your blogspot and advice and I'm hoping you can help me with a new situation in my life. My daughter has been living with a boy at college. She is coming home for Columbus Day weekend and is bringing him along. I am not happy that they are living together. What should I do about the sleeping arrangements while they are in my home? I don't want to make them feel uncomfortable about coming home to visit me. What do you suggest?

YouTips4U Answer: You have every right to set the rules in your home and they should not feel slighted or uncomfortable about them. Before they come for a visit, speak with your daughter over the phone and let her know what the sleeping arrangements will be during their visit. Be sure you tell her your excited that she is coming for a visit and that you're looking forward to getting to know her boyfriend better. Tell her that she can stay in her old room and that her boyfriend can stay in the guest room. It really doesn't matter what their arrangement is together at school, when in your house, they live by your rules. It is important to do this before they arrive. It would be uncomfortable for all involved to discuss it when they walk in the door so don't put it off. Your daughter will respect your wishes and if she doesn't, hold your ground.

I hope the weekend will be a wonderful one. It's a first, and firsts are always hard, but by the time Thanksgiving roles around, you will have your routine set and won't have to worry about what to do and she will know what to expect and all can be happy and enjoy turkey dinner together :o)

Who Should Pay for the Date When a Woman Asks Out a Man?

Hi YouTips4u, I love your dating series on YouTube,and I need some advice. I really like a guy I just met. Instead of waiting for him to ask me out, is it o.k. if I ask him out, or is that being too pushy and I'll just turn him off? Do you think it's better if I just wait and hope he asks me. Also, who pays if I ask him out. Is it assumed that I should pay?

YouTips4U Answer: That is a terrific question! Research shows that most men still like to be the one to ask a woman out and most women prefer to be asked. However, it is not set in stone, so if you want to go out with him and you don't want to wait and hope he asks you, go ahead and ask him out. I don't think he will be offended, rather he will be flattered. Since you are the one inviting him out, tradition says you would be the one to pay. So be sure you pick a place or event that is within your budget to pay for two. If he insists on paying, don't argue, just accept graciously and thank him. He may be more comfortable paying even though you made the first move.

Good luck!

Party Conversation Tips

With the holidays fast approaching, many of you will be invited to parties and get togethers. If you are stressing because you are not the world's best conversationalist, don't worry, you're not alone. I have some tips for you to help overcome any new situation where you are meeting people for the first time and mingling.

To help ease your anxiety, remember, most conversation flubs are done by people who talk too much, not too little so always think before you speak, and remember to listen. When you begin a conversation with someone, put aside your thoughts about what to say next, and instead concentrate on what the other person is saying to you. The person you are speaking with will enjoy talking with you much more if you are actively listening, and the conversation will flow back and forth much more naturally because you will be able to branch out from what is being discussed. Be sure to make eye contact, nod occasionally and make small comments; it shows you are listening to what the other person is saying,

It's also helpful to have a good grasp of what's going on in the world currently. You don't have to be an expert on everything. Just know a few things about what's going on in the local paper or the national news. Watching TV news shows should provide you with enough info to make you pretty interesting to talk to. Have an idea of which sports teams are winning and which aren't, etc. You get the picture.

Things to stay away from: politics, sex, and religion. They can potentially start unpleasant conversation. Many people feel passionately about these subjects and are prepared to argue over them. You really don't want to listen to someone force their views and opinions upon you and you don't want to start any arguments.

Remember to practice talking with people whenever you can. Waiting on line in the store is a great place, so is at the post office or at the salon. Everyday life provides you many opportunities to get comfortable with small talk conversation. Take advantage of it.

Now get out there and have some fun!

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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Diet Tips to Help You Stay on Track

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Don't skip it, or you may feel sluggish and end up eating more throughout the day. Begin your day with a nutritious breakfast. I love to have cooked oatmeal with fruit and nuts or cold whole grain, high fiber cereal with fresh fruit and nuts. The high fiber content will help you feel full for a long time. Mix in a little peanut butter for extra longevity if your having a late lunch.

Stay hydrated throughout the day with water, not sugary drinks! Many times you think you are hungry when in fact you are thirsty, so always reach for water first. Staying hydrated keeps you energized, and keeps your hair and skin looking radiant.

Lastly, it's important to stay active, so celebrate the end of summer by getting outside as much as you can. Go for a run, walk, or hike, cycle a new neighborhood, whatever you like! Just get moving!!

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- YouTips4U

Saturday, September 1, 2012

How to Remove False Eyelashes

By popular request, I recently posted a tutorial video on YouTube where I show you how you can achieve the makeup look that I have been wearing on YouTube in recent months (The Makeup Look I Wear On YouTube Tutorial). I'm so glad you all liked it so much! In that video I show you how to wear false eyelashes and in this post I want to share with you how best to remove them.

To remove your false eyelashes without risk to pulling out lashes or tugging on your eyelids as you would with repeated use, simply soak a cotton ball will OIL-FREE MAKEUP REMOVER. The one I've been using for years is by Maybelline. Hold the soaked cotton ball to your eyelids for a few seconds. This will soften the glue and your false eyelashes will simply slide off.

The next thing you should do is peel off any remaining glue from your false eyelashes and place them back into the package you bought them in until you're ready to wear them again. The glue peels off the lashes pretty easily as it's rubbery so no great effort is needed.

If you use mascara on your false eyelashes and I don't because I think they are dark and lush enough, but if you do, and you would like to clean off the mascara before you put them away, simply soak another cotton ball with OIL-FREE MAKEUP REMOVER and press it gently onto the lashes. You'll want to place your lashes onto a paper towel for this process because the mascara will become diluted and wash off onto whatever surface you're working on. After you soak them with the cotton ball for a few moments, gently wipe the lashes from base to tip to wipe off the mascara. You can also use a Q-tip and remember to do this gently because you don't want to damage your false eyelashes. You may want to soak another cotton ball and wipe again until they wipe clean and all mascara residue is removed. Once they are clean you can soak your last cotton ball with plain water and gently wipe the makeup remover off. Then let them air dry. Once dry, place them back into the tray they came in and they are ready for your next wear.

To remove any excess glue from your eyelids, simply place a few drops of baby oil, olive oil, jojoba oil, or oil-based makeup remover onto a Q-tip and swab the glue. The oil will loosen the glue and it will come right off. I find that my OIL-FREE MAKEUP REMOVER does a good job getting the glue off as well if you would rather not use oil.


One last point, don't worry if you have peeled off your false eyelashes because you didn't know about the soaking method. The glue dries rubbery and flexible and is not hard so and I find that it peels off pretty easily without pulling or tugging. A tip to remember is to always apply your lashes to the edge of your eyelid right at your lashline and not on your lashes, that way you won't pull at your natural lashes when you remove the false ones.

Enjoy wearing false eyelashes, they are so much fun and very glamorous!

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