What Are The Best Lazy Girl Beauty Hacks?

Some days, there just isn’t time. Or you’re just not in the mood for the time and effort that it takes to glam up. We’ve all been there…and some of us are probably “there” a ton of the time. Fortunately, a number of good tricks can get you looking good in no time.

#1 Get Lippy
Use lipstick to add some color beyond your lips—use it on cheeks, brows and eye area. Then blend. Just your fingers should do the trick so you give your face a nice glow in one quick step.

#2 Get Set up Before Sleep
Before sleep, just use an overnight facial mask with moisturizing ingredients so you can wake up fresh-faced and skip that step, advise the skin care experts from Adore Organic Innovation For hair, just apply a lightweight styling cream to damp hair, make 2 pigtails and in the morning, undoing them will leave you with some dry, nice-looking waves.

#3 Layer on Some Light
Add some highlighter on top of your concealer or under your foundation to give yourself a radiant look, fast.

#4 Spot-Conceal
Instead of laying down a full foundation, just target bumps and blemishes with a concealer palette that fits your skin tone.

#5 Curl up
Mascara can take way too long, and there’s nothing like mascara mistakes to add stress when you’re in a hurry to get out the door. So just curl your lashes instead to give your eyes a nice look quickly without the layers that take work.

#6 Brow Down
Use two coats of clear mascara so you can help your eyebrows hold their shape without having to spend extra work on them.

#7 Use a BB
A BB or beauty balm cream usually has a moisturizer, sunscreen and coverage in one. You can also go with a tinted moisturizer. Either way, you look good with one product and save time during your morning routine.

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At Kristals, we promote a lifestyle that combines spirituality with holistic skincare using gems like diamonds, gold, and sapphire. The result? Youthful radiance and balanced spiritual energy

How Can I Look younger With Makeup?

Wish you could turn back the clock and make your face look 10 years younger? Well, you might not be able to turn back the clock, but you can look younger with makeup in just a few minutes.

Tricks to Look Younger With Makeup

#1 Warm Makeup

Experts all agree that using a foundation, which is a bit more yellowish warms up the skin. We’re not talking screaming yellow, just something with hint of yellow. The reason? The warmer you skin looks, the younger it will look. Lighter is always going to look younger. Avoid neutral, tan or brown tones.

#2 Click Pen Concealer

Stay away from a heavy concealer. The best concealer for aging eyes is one that is lightweight. Also, stay away from cream concealers and instead use one in the click pen form

#3 Skip the Powder

While most of us believe its best to use powder to set makeup, it actually magnifies wrinkles and lines in the skin. If you can’t give up powder, try switching to a sheer translucent powder or a mineral-based one, which illuminates and brightens the skin.

#4 Make Your Eyes Look Bigger

Eyes that look bigger, look younger. Make sure to curl eyelashes, then use the blackest black mascara to make your eyes look big and bright. A shimmery, light color eye shadow makes eyes look brighter, and don’t forget light highlights just below the brow.

#5 Make Your Lips Look Fuller

Using a clear lip gloss in the middle of both of your lips makes them look fuller. The shimmer in the gloss picks up light to boost the idea of a plump pout.

#6 Make Yourself Blush

Swipe a flush of bright pink on the cheeks. Make sure to use bright colors. A healthy flush on the cheeks makes even a tired face look refreshed.

If you enjoyed learning how you can look younger with makeup, continue reading How Should I Apply Bronzer?

 At Kristals, we promote a lifestyle that combines spirituality with holistic skincare using gems like diamonds, gold, and sapphire. The result? Youthful radiance and balanced spiritual energy.

Can You Hydrate Skin With Gemstones?

You want glowing skin. Don’t we all? The key to that hydrated skin glow is ensuring moisture.  Every skin type needs it. There are a wide variety of tips out there to help you develop a routine to hydrate skin with gemstones.

Here are a few gemstones that are key to your healthy skin routine, including stones that will help with hydration.

Rose quartz

It helps to soothe the skin and encourage lymphatic drainage. This alleviates puffiness. In the right skincare formulation, rose quartz stimulates the immune system and circulation to bring the skin to harmony. A good rose quartz infused oil-free hydrating cream regulates moisture without leaving a greasy feel behind.

Rock crystal

This is a fantastic gemstone for exfoliation, which is key to keeping that hydrated fresh glow. When you exfoliate regularly, it helps maintain a level of moisture that will keep your skin looking supple and youthful.

How to Hydrate Skin with Gemstones

From makeup to facial massages, there are several ways to incorporate gemstone into your skincare routine.

  • A crystal infused facial oil mist: If you have crystals at home, a crystal infused facial mist is a great option. Lay your crystals in a bowl of purified water and let them charge the water, preferably overnight, or for several hours in the sun. Mix that water with jojoba and an essential oil of your choosing, then gently mist your face after cleansing, to add moisture and for a fresh feel.  It is important to know that some gemstones become toxic or disintegrate in water. So do your research in order to pick the right one.
  • Use in facial massage: Smooth amethysts and rose quartz are purifying crystals. A gentle massage with amethyst and rose quartz can help to improve circulation and help you sparkle.
  • Skincare products: Skincare products infused with gemstones are the easiest way to ensure that your face is hydrated and beautiful.

Learn more about moisturizing your skin with gemstone-infused skincare by visiting us at Krystals.

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What are the Most Simple Celebrity Looks to Copy?

Celebrities have their own hairstylists and makeup artists to improve their looks. Makeup tricks and corrections make celebrities more attractive. Their hair is always styled and their skin always looks flawless. You may not have makeup artists or hairstylists at your beck and call, but it doesn’t mean that you can’t achieve the looks of celebrities. Here are 6 really simple celebrity looks that you can copy.

Here are some simple celebrity looks that will inspire you…

#1 Elegant Bun


Selena Gomez’s elegant bun can be achieved by brushing your hair into a high ponytail using a paddle brush. Pull your ponytail through a hair donut in order for it to sit on top of your head, then spread your locks around. Tuck your hair around and underneath the hair donut. Use bobby pins to secure your hair and top it off with an anti-frizz spray to keep it in place.

#2 Radiant Skin


It’s possible to achieve Miranda Kerr’s radiant skin. Use a light-reflecting foundation for the base, then apply a highlighter stick on your nose, cupid’s bow, cheekbones and brow bone. Apply a peachy pink gloss on your lips and finish your look with individual lashes.

#3 Half up, Half down


If you want to copy Kendall Jenner’s cool half-up ‘do, just apply a thickening hair gel around the crown of your head then grab the hair from your crown and twist it into a high bun. Secure the bun with a tie and spritz some texturing spray on the remaining locks.

#4 Smoky Eyes


To achieve Elizabeth Olsen’s rose-colored smoky eyes, apply a burnt copper shade across your eyelids. Use a shimmery brown liner to define your lids, then use your fingers to blend the different shades. Apply a black coat, then pump up your lash volume with some mascara. After that, dust your cheeks with a bronze blush and finish off with a matte, peachy brown lipstick.

#5 Get a Smooth Chignon


Use a rat-tail comb to make a deep side part. Start from the arch of one eyebrow, then apply a styling cream to your hair. Brush your hair back to your nape. Gather up your hair and twist it firmly at the base of your head in order for it to naturally coil into a chignon. Tuck the twist and use bobby pins to secure it. For extra shine, spritz some dry, finishing spray on your hair.

#6 Sultry Lips


If you want to try Gigi Hadid’s sultry lips, use a mauve-tinted brown pencil to line your lip. Apply a liquid lipstick in the same color. To balance the color, apply shimmery champagne shadow on the inner corners of your eyes. Finish it off by applying a luminous bronzer on your jawline, cheekbones and temple.

If you enjoyed this simple celebrity looks, consider reading What are the easiest beauty hacks from Celebrity Makeup Artists?

At Kristals, we promote a lifestyle that combines spirituality with holistic skincare using gems like diamonds, gold, and sapphire. The result? Youthful radiance and balanced spiritual energy.

Kristals Tips: Best Anti-wrinkle Cream Ingredients

Between the hype swirling about new “miracle” ingredients and complicated lists that may feel like you need a Ph.D. in chemistry to decipher, it’s hard to know what actually works. How do you decode the lists of anti-wrinkle cream ingredients on products you find at the store?

We’re bringing in the Kristals beauty & skincare experts to see what they recommend as the best anti-wrinkle cream ingredients – so you can cut through the clutter and get to the good stuff, whether you’re choosing a cream, moisturizer, or serum.

Kristals Tips: Best Anti-wrinkle Cream Ingredients

Retinol

This vitamin A derivative has proven effects to stop wrinkles while boosting collagen and elastin production. Retinol is one of the very best anti-wrinkle cream ingredients you can find.

Here’s a small selection of what Kristals offers with retinol:

Antioxidants

These are specific vitamins like vitamin C, A and E that fight the free radical oxygen molecules that age our skin. Some of them even help stimulate collagen (hello, vitamin C!) and promote the repair of skin cells.

A lot of Kristals products have antioxidants plainly because they are immensely powerful. Here are a few:

Peptides

These proteins help bind moisture to promote hydration and seem to have positive effects on improving intercellular communication to help skin cells repair themselves. On labels, you’ll see them referred to by their specific names, like Tetrapeptide-26, Tetrapeptide-7 and oligopeptide.

A few stellar Kristals products contain peptides – let’s highlight the following:

Niacinamide

Derived from vitamin B3, niacinamide is great for treating dark spots or discoloration that comes from sun damage or simply the passage of time, in addition to being an anti-aging wonder. It’s also helpful for treating skin inflammation and acne.

Anti-wrinkle Kristals products with vitamin B3 include:

Hyaluronic acid

This is a highly recommend moisturizing agent that dermatologists recommend time and again, since hydrated skin usually looks full and radiant.

There you have it: 5 of the best anti-wrinkle cream ingredients so you can make sure your skincare investments are worth it and you can get the results you seek!

Kristals Tips: Common Beauty Blunders to Avoid

Common beauty blunders – we all make them (even the beauty and skincare experts at Kristals have made them at some point!). Sometimes they happen out of ignorance, other times we listen to bad advice from celebrities (hi, Snooki and Gwyneth Paltrow!) or even from well-meaning friends. Or we read a headline but not the whole article or misunderstand what the piece is actually saying.

But that’s okay. Here at Kristals we’re here to help! Read on for the common beauty blunders you never have to make again.

Kristals Tips: Common Beauty Blunders to Avoid

Conditioning the Wrong Spots

Start working in conditioner around your ears and take it to the ends. Don’t apply it all over like do would with shampoo, since the hair close to the roots is healthy and doesn’t need it, not to mention that the extra product there can actually wear your hair down.

If you want that va-va-voom volume, skip this one of the common beauty blunders and only put conditioner from your ears down.

Not Knowing Your Skin Type

This is huge, and people often dive in and try different substances that others rave out without checking to see if they’re a fit. And an online quiz is NOT how your figure out your skin type.

See a dermatologist and then grill him or her about what to look for on ingredients lists for sunscreens, antioxidant serums, exfoliators and moisturizer. Also see if they have lifestyle tips that fit your type of skin.

Meanwhile, this will help you know your skin type and if you already have an idea, these are for you:

Using Eye Cream for Puffy Eyes

Since these creams have hydrating agents, they may actually make the puffiness puffier—NOT the goal.

Instead, see if you can find a light eye gel that contains caffeine, use potato slices, or simply apply an ice pack for 15 minutes to bring down the puffiness.

Too Much Bronzer

Take it easy. You want a glow, not to be glowing like you were exposed to radiation in a screwy science experiment.

If you can get out in the sun (with sunscreen!) you’ll get a naturally bronzed look, and healthy skin glows naturally.

Knowledge is power – now you don’t have to make these common beauty blunders anymore! Go you!

Kristals Cosmetics Tips: What to Look for in a Good Moisturizer

 

When you choose a facial moisturizer (or one for the body), you are really looking for a product that can do multiple tasks at one time. At the top of the list here at Kristals Cosmetics are sun protection, moisture management, and protection from free radicals. Ideally one lotion or cream should be able to do it all, but you can layer products if necessary.

Kristals Cosmetics Tips: What to Look for in a Good Moisturizer

  1. Sun protection

The sun is crucial for life (and for vitamin D production) but it can also be your skin’s worst enemy, according to the skincare and beauty researchers at Kristals Cosmetics. Sun exposure not only leads to wrinkles and “age spots,” but also contributes to potentially deadly skin cancer.

Check the label of any facial moisturizer for an SPF (sun protection factor) of at least 30 for daytime wear. Be sure you are getting broad-spectrum protection from both UVA and UBV rays. Commonly available and naturally sourced sun-protective ingredients include zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. These ingredients may leave a white cast to your skin, so choose a thin formulation that can be easily absorbed over a heavier cream.

  1. A moisturizing/humectant combination

Dry skin will look older than supple skin, and will also feel tight and possibly even itchy or irritated. Moisturizing ingredients will help to prevent the skin from losing its all-important existing moisture. These include plant oils like coconut oil, shea butter, cocoa butter, silicones, and animal oils (like lanolin).

Humectants attract additional external water to the skin; look for sorbitol, glycols, glycerin and sodium PCA to do this job.

A good body moisturizer with these ingredients is the ROCK CRYSTAL – Supreme Body Butter, available in Love Spells and Free Magic scents, from Kristals Cosmetics. These body butters are rich in African shea butter, beeswax, and glycerin to leave skin supple and soft from the neck down.

  1. Antioxidant power

Found in fruits, vegetables, and other naturally occurring substances (and which you can also take in vitamin supplement form), antioxidants are indispensable for preventing some of the damage that is done, daily, by unavoidable free radicals.

Tocopherol (vitamin E), lycopene (a carotenoid found in red produce), green tea, coffee berry, resveratrol (from grapes), grape seed, genistein (from soy), niacinamide (vitamin B3), vitamin A (a.k.a. retinol), and l-ascorbic acid (vitamin C) are all powerful antioxidants used in skincare products.

Often, antioxidants are used in combination with each other, including in our Kristals Cosmetics line of moisturizers. For example, the GOLD 24K Gold Eye Perfecting Cream from Kristals Cosmetics includes vitamin E together with vitamin A to erase fine lines and generally combat premature aging.

Another great option is the AMBER Multi-Vitamin C Hydration Cream from Kristals Cosmetics. This cream includes vitamin C and vitamin E to effectively correct skin tone and fight wrinkles.

Quick Guide to the Ultimate Pamper Evening with Kristals Cosmetics

Turn on some relaxing music.  Light a scented candle.  Prepare for a long bubble bath.  You deserve the best pamper evening.  A time you gift yourself, away from all the worries and craziness of your busy life.  Here are 4 Kristals Cosmetics pamper evening essentials for the perfect one with gemstones to revitalize your skin from head to toe.

Quick Guide to the Ultimate Pamper Evening with Kristals Cosmetics

#1 Kristals Cosmetics Diamond Select Anti-Gravity Spark Eye Mask

What better time to close your eyes and enjoy an eye mask than this?  Cleanse your face, and apply the Kristals Anti Gravity Eye Mask under your eyes. Gently massage the emulsion into your skin.

As you relax in the tub for 15 minutes, this mask will be working on this very sensitive area of your skin defying gravity and deeply moisturizing thank to the anti aging properties of diamonds. Its pure diamond powder will also promote cell turnover and reduce lines around your eyes.

#2 Kristals Cosmetics Diamond Select Anti-Gravity Spark Mask

While you’re at it… why not restore the elasticity of your face as well?  Use Kristals Diamond Anti-Gravity Spark Mask.  Infused with pure diamond and collagen, this mask will not fail to  brighten, lift, firm and restore the resilience of your skin. You can leave it on for 15 minutes as well and then peel both masks off together.

#3 Kristals Cosmetics Rock Crystal Performing Body Polish Free Magic

The next step of your perfect pamper evening would be to exfoliate your legs, knees, arms and elbows with the sumptuous Kristals Cosmetics Rock Crystal Performing Body Polish – available in the scents Free Magic and Love Spells.

In addition to rock crystal powder, this luxury body polish is formulated with all-natural sea salt and almond, jojoba and sesame oils to help you remove dead skin cells and moisturize your skin in one single step.

#4 Kristals Cosmetics Pearl Neck & Chest Extra Firming Mask

Right before you take a quick shower to rinse off the body polish, is the perfect time to apply Kristals Cosmetics Pearl Neck & Chest Extra Firming Mask to your neck and chest.  This unique mask combines pearl powder and kaolin clay.

Both ingredients are known to restore the balance of your skin in this often overlooked areas. Leave the neck and chest mask on until dry.  Then rinse your body to reveal an unbelievably healthy, sensual soft and youthful skin.

Kristals Cosmetics Tips: Bathing Habits to Improve Your Skin

Bathing and showering is an essential part of your skincare routine. After all, it’s tough to look and feel your best without first being clean. We asked the skincare and beauty researchers at Kristals Cosmetics for the habits that you should avoid.

Turns out there are right and wrong ways to bathe, and following a few unhealthy habits can actually have the opposite effect on your skin, drying you out and causing a number of problems. Fortunately, getting your bathing routine back on track is not difficult.

Kristals Cosmetics Tips: Bathing Habits to Improve Your Skin

#1 Using Harsh Soaps and Cleansers

Nothing’s going to dry you out faster than soap or cleanser that is overly harsh. Choose milder bars or body washes that moisturize as they clean. Rock crystal is a fantastic option for gemstone-infused cosmetics that will be gentle on your skin.

#2 Bathing in Hot Water

Along the same lines, bathing or showering in very hot water can strip the skin of essential oils and dry you out quickly. A better solution is to use lukewarm water, which doesn’t have the same drying effects on the skin.

#3 Using Bathing Accessories Too Long

Another issue that can lead to a different type of skin problem is using shower sponges, razors or towels for too long before replacing them. Over time, these items can become deposits for germs and lead to infections.

Another possibility is that they become worn and raw, which can scratch the skin and cause other forms of irritation.

#4 Not Moisturizing after Your Bath

Cleansing with a bath or a shower is always important, but the reality is that the act is always going to dry you out in some way. And the best way to counteract that effect is to always use a good body moisturizer after showering.

A good approach to this step is to lightly dab yourself off until the body is just slightly damp. Then apply the moisturizer like the ROCK CRYSTAL – Supreme Body Butter – Love Spells from Kristals Cosmetics to lock in the moisture and keep your skin well protected.

Follow these tips and you’ll be on your way to beautifying your skin in a flash!

Kristals Cosmetics Tips: What You Know About Your Pores is Wrong

Pores, or the oil-producing openings on your skin, often shoulder the blame for a lot of your skin problems. Some feel that they appear too large, while others see them as the source of blackheads and acne breakouts. We spoke with the skincare and beauty researchers at Kristals Cosmetics for guidance in that area.

The reality is that pores might not be as bad as you think. However, there are still some things you can do about them if they bother you. In order to do that, though, it helps to understand the truth about your pores.

Kristals Cosmetics Tips: What You Know About Your Pores is Wrong

#1 The Size of Pores Cannot Be Permanently Changed

One frustration with pores is their size or visibility. And while a variety of solutions claim to shrink your pores — everything from over-the-counter exfoliators to in-office treatments — the reality is that all of these are short-term solutions. So while you can shrink your pores for a time if you need to look your best, you should know that it’s something you’ll likely have to do again.

#2 Blackheads Aren’t Necessarily a Sign of Clogged Pores

Pores also take most of the blame for acne and blackheads, but an acne breakout isn’t necessarily a sign of clogged pores. In fact, many of the tiny black dots in the pores that are thought to be blackheads aren’t actually blackheads at all, but rather fine hairs nestled into the pores.

#3 Pores Don’t Get Bigger As You Age

This is another fear of many about their pores — and a big reason that people want to shrink them — but the reality is that pores reach their final size at puberty. What changes is that the skin gets thinner and less fresh as you age.

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#4 Pores Aren’t All Bad

Pores release a substance called sebum, which actually helps to keep the skin from becoming dry and cracked. So don’t blame all your skin problems on your pores. They’re actually pretty important.