Setting sprays might be enjoying the spotlight now, but setting powders are still the king for making any makeup look last longer. Not only do they have a long-lasting effect, they’re also much easier to apply on certain areas of the face. The only struggle with these beauties though is finding the one that won’t accentuate your dry spots or alter the shade of your foundation. But to make the search easier for you, we listed down some of the best translucent setting powder you should have in your makeup stash right now.
Take a peek into any makeup artist’s makeup kit and there’s a 90 percent you’ll see RCMA’s No Colour Powder. This setting powder is just what it says – it sets any makeup look without disrupting the foundation shade you’re using. What’s more amazing is it fits right in the budget of even the most thrifty makeup junkie out there.
Brushing powder over your face doesn’t mean you’ll have to settle with a dull complexion. The ingredients used in this setting powder allow you to maintain a glowing complexion by diffusing light that comes from various sources. It even comes in a pressed version, making it an ideal setting powder for ladies who prefer this style.
Make Up For Ever offers a more portable option when it comes to pressed setting powder. Not only is this powder talc-free, it also helps in giving the skin a naturally radiant effect by blurring the appearance of pores.
This setting powder has been a must-have for years, and we’re just happy that it’s finally getting the attention it deserves. Try the makeup baking method with this beauty, and you’ll be amazed at how budge-proof your foundation finish becomes.
Rice absorbs excess oil and moisture, and having it in a form of a setting powder makes it a great product choice for girls who are blessed with oily skin and are in need of an affordable powder option.
Purchasing a good setting powder is what will help you achieve that perfect airbrushed look. By having any of these powders in your makeup kit, you can already say goodbye to those inconvenient retouch sessions.
Responsible pet owners would tell you how rewarding an experience it is to have pets. Caring for dogs, cats and other pets have physical, mental and emotional benefits. Studies over the years have backed up these claims. Here are some of them.
Companionship and Friendship
Pets won’t ask about your background, preferences or your paycheck. They offer unconditional love no matter who you are. So it’s not unusual to hear some people say that pets are even better than humans when it comes to showing affection.
Touching Reduces Stress
There are studies that prove that contact with another living being can reduce stress. Stroking and cuddling with your pet can have a calming effect.
Practice Responsibility and Parenthood
A good indicator that you’re ready to have kids is your ability to look after another living being. Pets give a sense of purpose. If you have kids, raising a pet will also teach them empathy and responsibility.
Strengthen Family Bonds
Having pets at home will motivate everyone to do their part like taking turns in walking the dog or feeding the cat. A pet can be a part of the family and a refuge from the fast-paced life at work or school. Caring for your pets will help you learn to maintain a daily routine everyone can benefit from.
Good For Aging People
It’s not unusual to find therapy dogs for the aged or retirees. Pets can help fill your idle time with purpose. Instead of lying down or sitting all day, you have a reason to get up, exercise and socialize.
Prevent Allergies From Developing
Hugging your furry friend might not be an attractive scenario for people with allergies. There is a study however that children exposed to pets are less likely to develop allergies in the future.
Make New Friends
Meeting other pet owners is a great way to break the ice. Walking your dog in the park for example could be a way to start a conversation with other dog owners because you have something in common. You might even meet the love of your life through your pet.
Keeps Your Heart Healthy
When you come home stressed from work, a sincere greeting from a pet can instantly lighten your mood. Studies on heart-related diseases show that pet owners have a lower risk of developing heart problems because pets lower anxiety, blood pressure and cholesterol.
Motivation to Exercise
Owning a dog will be a good motivation to go out and walk. Dogs need regular exercise too because their bodies were built for strength and endurance. Exercise will help you maintain weight, lower cholesterol and blood pressure and avoid depression. Playing with your pets can have a calming effect after a hard day’s work.
Pet ownership requires responsibility. It’s a give-and-take relationship. Provide them with the right food, shelter and medical attention and you will have a great companion for a long time.
We often overlook out feet because it’s so far from our head than our hands. It’s not until we suffer an injury, disease or athlete’s foot that we pay attention to our feet. Here are some tips to keep your feet healthy.
Everything around you speaks of chaos. You need to calm down, take a step back and invite inner peace. You need all the inner peace you can get especially here in Singapore where things are hectic and exhausting. When you hear inner peace, it usually refers to the state of spiritual and mental calmness.
Everyone should master this calmness because it can make a big difference at the end of the day. It can help you survive stress and chaos. The good news is that with enough knowledge, you can master inner peace. If you master it, nothing or no one can bring you down. So what are the activities that invite inner peace? Here are some:
Meditation comes first when you head about inner peace. You do not need to go to a mountain though to meditate. When things get rough at the office, take a break then look for a silent or comfortable place. When you are seated, close your eyes and concentrate on your breathing and let the anxieties disappear. A quick meditation can relieve depression and stress.
There is no simpler way to relax than slow and deep breathing. It can actually lower your blood pressure. Sometimes when things get rough you forget to breathe and that makes things worse.
Lay your head on a pillow
You do not want to draw so much attention so try not to sleep and snore at the office. If you have a pillow stuck somewhere in the office, you are already on the road to inner peace. Use it and visualize that the pillow is a sponge absorbing all your anxieties and worries if only for a few minutes.
Counting is very elementary but still you can get something from it. Instead of counting 1 to 10, try counting backwards instead. When you are freaking out, you will be busy thinking what number comes next. This is an effective way to distract yourself and gain that poise.
Close your eyes
Another easy way to regain your focus and calm is through closing the eyes. You may think this is simple but it can help ease your worries and other anxieties. Close your eyes even for a few minutes and let the chaos around you disappear.
There you go. Hopefully with the things mentioned above, you will find that inner peace you deserve. Your ultimate goal is to regain your focus and calmness. Do not let stress keep you from being happy.
When things get awry, your ultimate goal should be inner calmness not impromptu destruction. Inner calmness is a state wherein mental and spiritual well-being are at peace then reflects or radiates physically. The good news is that with the right understanding, you can be strong and face struggles head on.
Your idea of inner calmness is hours but when you are at work, you can only give few minutes to regain your poise. Do not worry because for just under five minutes, you can invite inner calmness through simple total body relaxation. Every Singaporean should know this. Here’s how you can invite total body relaxation:
In order to relax, you have to be alone at least even for only five minutes because these will be useless if your background is stressful.
Here in Singapore, we do not hear the word knickers everyday but it should be something that we should be aware about. Knickers is a British word that signifies a woman’s underpants. Knickers is not used in America or Canada because they prefer “panties”. Regardless of what term you use, it is time to know that studies reveal knickers can affect your fertility.
When choosing knickers, women usually pick comfort over style. This is the reason why cotton knickers are preferred by many women around the world. However, recent study revealed that cotton knickers could affect fertility. The chemicals used by manufacturers to treat cotton can affect fertility. You should know that cottons used in making underwear went through a treatment. The treatment includes infusing cottons with Nonylphenol Ethoxy lates (NPEs). NPEs are present especially in detergents used by many fabric makers.
The thing is that there are some cases that the residue of NPEs can end up in the finished product. So how can it affect fertility? According to one study, the manifestation of NPEs in pregnant women can have an effect on their placenta. There had been extreme cases noted that resulted to pregnancy complications or worse, miscarriage. For those who are trying to get pregnant, the capability of the embryo to implant can be affected.
More research should be done to strongly establish the link between pregnancy complications or fertility and NPEs. It doesn’t hurt to be knickers aware though. The good news is that there is a brand that is keenly aware of the dangers of NPEs and launched chemical free and organic underwear. Elena Antoniou, co-founder of the brand said that the aim of manufacturing chemical free and organic underwear is to give women all over the world the peace of mind that they deserve every time they put their underwear every day.
The brand is called Mighty Good Undies. According to Elena, the cotton used are organically grown not to mention is Fairtrade Cotton Standard certified. The certification warrants that cottons are grown and processed without the presence of harmful pesticides and toxic chemicals that can leave residue on underwear that can affect fertility.
Now that you are aware, it doesn’t mean that you should not wear underwear. You should wear underwear for hygiene purposes but this means that you have to choose accordingly. Cotton underwear is comfortable but if it means affecting your fertility, it is time to be picky of the things that you have to wear. Research for other brands that offer chemical free and organic cotton.
Many women are now bold and brave. This is the result of the society’s empowering us too much. We are independent and we can do the things that we desire like men do. This is the reason why the number of solo female travelling rose. When you decide to travel solo, you have to fight for it since not all people around you will approve of it.
It is normal that your parents or friends worry about your safety. You have to convince them that you will be fine for the whole duration of your travel. It is typical that you feel scared on your first solo adventure. With excitement, there comes the anxiety of the unknown factors. When you feel like backing out, remember that it is all just in your head.
Here are some tips on staying safe for solo travellers out there:
Going outside Singapore alone can be the experience of a lifetime if you give it a chance.