Here are the general beauty tips and articles you'll find in Beauty Top To Toe that can't be pigeon holed into any of the other topics like skin care, makeup, eyes or lips. See also Beauty Tips : The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.

How To Save Money On Beauty Products

Save money on beauty products

If you have unlimited cash, then maybe this article isn’t for you. But if you are like the rest of us, trying to make the most of a small budget, then these tips on how to save money on beauty products may be just the thing. 1 Spend Your Money Where It Counts It’s too easy to spend a small fortune on beauty products without making any significant change in how you look. If money is no object, go ahead and buy the best of everything. You’ll enjoy products with great packaging, the best ingredients and often make subtle changes […] Read more »

My New Years Resolutions 2012: Top 5 Beauty Resolutions

happy new year

Happy New Year! It’s time for making those beauty resolutions again and hopefully ones which will last beyond the first week of 2012. I’m trying not to make anything too difficult to keep to this year – I don’t want to be beating myself up all the time – but I have picked out the ones that I think will make the most difference with the least effort involved. I have given up trying to make any resolutions that involve joining a gym, starving myself or living off weird food combinations. They are just not going to happen any time […] Read more »

Self Tanning Face Lotion: 10 Steps to Perfect Color

self tanning lotion for the face

I don’t know about you, but it feels like summer is a long way off here and my face is looking very pale. It’s no good trying to get a bit of color with foundation because you always end up with some kind of tide mark where the foundation stops if you try and use a darker shade that doesn’t match your skin. And though bronzer could help achieve a bit of a glow, the paler you get, the more false it looks – much better to use bronzer on skin that’s already got a bit of natural color. Using […] Read more »

Beauty Gifts For Christmas: Watch Out!

Beauty gifts for Christmas

All the shiny catalogs full of beauty gift sets are coming with the newspapers and in the mail lately. I’m sure you’re inundated with them too. I don’t class these along with the other junk mail because I love to look through them and plan out lots of indulgences for myself I can’t afford and won’t buy – at least not this side of Christmas. My flexible friend issuer is already sending me letters about exceeding my credit limit again…. The latest Christmas gift catalog I just glanced through was from Boots – 32 pages of perfumes, makeup and skin […] Read more »

10 Beauty Tips For Late Nights Early Mornings

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So it was a great party or the baby (or a new date!) kept you up all night but somehow you still need to look presentable the next day. Late nights and early mornings (or worse, a night with no sleep at all) do nothing for your looks but you really can recover from a sleepless night if you know how. Just make sure you catch up on your beauty sleep the very next day, if you can! 1 Wake Yourself Up If you have to get out the door, spending a bit of time getting yourself together is going […] Read more »

Feeling Younger Makes You Look Younger!

feel younger to look younger

I just read about a study that showed when you feel younger in your mind, you also look younger, without any other changes to your appearance. So you’re actually are (in the eyes of everyone else too!) as young as you feel. How can that be? Maybe it is a twinkle in your eye or something. The study, reported here, looked at the effects of a hair appointment on women between the ages of 27 and 83. If women said that they felt younger after their hair treatment they were rated as looking younger by a team of independent raters […] Read more »

How to Wear Perfume: Do’s and Don’ts

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If you finally choose your signature fragrance or just find a fragrance you’d like to wear now and again, the tendency is just to spritz it on any old how and forget about it. But there are plenty of ways you can go wrong, when it comes to the best way to apply perfume. To make the most of your chosen fragrance, here are the do’s and don’ts to remember around wearing perfume. How to Wear Perfume   1 Apply To Clean Skin Apply fragrance straight after a bath or shower to clean skin. Ensure that your body lotion does […] Read more »

How To Whiten Yellow Nails From Nail Polish Stains

whiten yellow nails

One of the most common causes of discolored yellow nails is failing to wear a clear base coat under dark colored nail polish. The nail bed absorbs the color from the polish so that when you decide to remove it a few days later, your nails look like you have a 20 a day smoking habit. Eek! All is not lost though, you can restore your nails to a healthy color so that you can face the world with bare or clear nails again! Just save yourself the trouble next time and remember your base coat. It not only protects […] Read more »

13 Tips For A Long Lasting Manicure And No Chip Nail Polish

long lasting manicure

It took me long enough to work out how to stop biting my nails but once I got nails that were worth painting I also struggled to keep them looking good. I’d paint them a beautiful color and within a day or two they’d look a mess – sometimes the chipped nails looked more of a mess than when I was biting them! A bit of research and few experiments later, it seems all is not lost as there actually is a combination of tips that work well to achieve “no chip” nail polish. And so here’s how to enjoy […] Read more »

22 Fast and Easy Ways to Stop Biting Your Nails

how to stop biting your nails

Nail biting is a habit that can be difficult to give up (like a lot of habits) but there are loads of things you can do to help you stop biting your nails so that you can truly have hands and nails you can be proud of. You don’t need to follow all 22 tips here to have beautiful nails. Just experiment a bit and pick a few nail biting tips that resonate with you, then give them your best shot. You can see which ones worked for me in the box below but the best way for you to […] Read more »

Why I Buy Cheap Beauty Products

cheap beauty products

Despite being in the beauty business, I love to buy cheap beauty products and you won’t find me giving a face cream or makeup item a great review just because it’s a luxury brand. If you read the beauty editorials in newspapers and magazines a lot, you start to think you’re abnormal if you don’t spend the cost of a week’s groceries on an eye shadow but that’s ridiculous. You CAN look great on a budget if you are picky about what you choose from the cheaper ranges. In most cases, there is very little difference between the ingredients in […] Read more »

How to Look Good in Pictures : 47 Tips to Look Your Best

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What a let down! You think you look OK or even pretty good on vacation, at a wedding or on a night on the town when you have made an effort to look your best. And then you see the photos your friends or family took, sometimes plastered all over Facebook and tagged with your name. Oh dear! Do you really look as bad as that? Actually you don’t! It’s just that there are a few secrets you need to learn about how to look good in pictures. Even celebrities caught off guard by the paparazzi look a bit of […] Read more »

Feeling Frazzled? Instant Calm With 60 Second Relaxation

60 second relaxation

It’s hard to look beautiful when you’re feeling frazzled. Your face is pinched and furrowed. Your expression is worried, your body is taut and shoulders hunched. All that and you may even find it difficult to sleep so that has an effect on your looks too. A couple of days like that is bad enough but if you feel constantly stressed it can take its toll in all kinds of ways including having the signs of worry permanently etched on your face in the form of wrinkles and lowering your immune system (leaving you open to all kinds of illness). […] Read more »

Rainy Day Style : How to Look Beautiful in the Rain

rainy day beauty

When the heavens open and the rain tips down, it’s a well known fact that we are all supposed to look beautiful like Andie MacDowell at the end of “Four Weddings and a Funeral” and not like a drowned rat. But how can you make sure that you still look good when it’s wet? Preparation is half the battle. If you know it’s going to rain (or even if you suspect it might) have a few anti-rain tricks up your sleeve. Just keep any eye on the weather forecast so you are not caught out. 1 Keep Dry Living in […] Read more »

6 Strategies for a Beautiful Neck

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I’ve always loved those elegant movie stars with swan like necks – Audrey Hepburn, Angelina Jolie and Keira Knightley always look so graceful. Though you may not have been born with a long beautiful neck (I wasn’t either), there’s a lot you can do to enhance your neck and make it an asset to be proud of. 1 Look After the Skin on Your Neck The skin on your neck is finer than that on your face and it has fewer sebaceous glands to keep the skin moisturized. If you don’t look after your neck it can rapidly show signs […] Read more »

Get Started with Your Beauty Makeover

beauty makeover

You’ll find some great beauty tips on Beauty Top to Toe to transform your looks and make you feel a hundred times better. If you think you need a lot of help, even a whole beauty makeover then you can easily set that in motion if you have a plan to follow. We all love the idea of changing ourselves – must be those daft fairy tales we all listened to when we were kids. Cinderella has a lot to answer for. If you think you need a proper makeover and not just help to apply blush in the right […] Read more »

How to Find Your Signature Scent (and Should You Even Try?)

how to find your signature scent

It’s wonderful to think that your signature scent is out there – the fragrance that matches your personality and gives a delicate and attractive waft of loveliness to those who get close enough to detect it. It would be nice to have a perfume that reminds others of you. If you can achieve that, then it’s definitely something to aim for. There are just a couple of flies in the ointment: not deal breakers but still there in the background… 1. They may discontinue your perfume It can be difficult to track your signature perfume down and once you do, […] Read more »