Linda's Beauty Blog

Linda's Beauty Blog

A blog featuring beauty tips, , skin-care tips, anti-aging tips, product reviews, and many other tidbits that can help make a woman look and feel more beautiful. After all, the more beautiful a woman feels, the more confident she feels.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Beauty Goals For 2019

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                         Beauty Goals For 2019

As we ring in a New Year, why don’t we start it on a right foot? Let’s set some new goals for ourselves, along with the usual resolutions. Let’s set some beauty goals that will help keep us looking better all year and make our lives easier in the process.

Beauty Goal Number One:   Taking Off Our Makeup Every Night

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This is a goal we must learn to achieve. Leaving on our makeup overnight is so hard on our skin. It can clog our pores. This can cause breakouts. This can also cause our skin to look duller and become dryer. Finally, it causes the makeup to become trap in any lines we may have. This can cause the lines to enhance which in turn can cause them to eventually become even deeper.

Beauty Goal Number Two:  Try Your best to apply Moisturizer Regularly

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SPF products should be applied year around to your face. The reason why is simple. The sun doesn’t stop shining in the winter months. In fact, UVA rays can even go through glass. This means that you can get brown spots from riding the bus every day on sunny days or driving to and from work. How can you protect yourself easily and quickly? Consider buying beauty products that do double duty such as buying liquid foundations that have built in SPF lotion within them.

Beauty Goal Number Four: Wash Your Favorite Beauty Brushes Weekly

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Yes, it is a chore. But mark it on your calendar to weekly wash your favorite beauty brushes with some mild detergent and air dry. Yes, the brushes are like everything else, with daily use they begin to fill with germs. You don’t want those germs to grow and then spread them across your pretty face.

Keeping these simple beauty goals all year long and then making them your lifetime beauty habits will ensure that you will continue being the most beautiful you possible.

Thanks for reading. Happy 2019.  Hope to see you hear soon.

All women are beautiful, just some women can’t see their own beauty 

Friday, April 20, 2018

A spring makeup blessing: An eyeliner that doesn’t smudge

It looks like spring has finally begun here in Ohio. This means everyone is looking forward to brighter colors in fashion and makeup. For me, I am thinking about wearing brighter eyeshadows. However, I had one problem with this. My eyeliner was beginning to smudge. Yet, I found a solution to this problem thanks to Maybelline Master Precise Skinny Eyeliner.

Why did my last eyeliner fail on me; I do not know. I wore it for years. I could rub my eyes gently and it could withstand the abuse. However, it no longer could even withstand regular wear anymore. This is a problem for me, especially since spring and warm weather was coming.

I am planning on being outside more this year. I know heat could definitely be hard on my makeup and definitely could cause running issues. Now was the time to begin looking for a new eyeliner.

Master Precise Skinny caught my eye because the packaging stated that it was a smooth gel. The skin around my eyes is delicate. I cannot stand an eyeliner that is rough when applying. The back of the package read that it has all day wear. I like that fact. It also stated that the liner has a skinny point. I assumed this would also make it easy to apply. The fact that it was packaged in a cute pink pencil was nice. But this was not a real concerning factor to me. Although, I did realize it would be easier to find in my makeup case than my old brown pencil was.

A quick glance at some reviews on the Internet seem to be mixed. I did like the ones that stated that the eyeliner was smudged proof. I decided to try it because of those reviews and now I am so glad that I did.

For me, that product was and has been smudged proof. I wore it the first day with no problems. That night, it was easy to take off with my makeup remover. The second day, I again had no smudged issues. On the third day, I had a little emotional breakdown and was crying a lot. My mascara ran because it was not waterproof. After calming down and wiping my face, I noticed the eyeliner was still in place. I found that really cool.

Yes, I have found the eyeliner easy and gentle to apply. I am also pleased that it comes in both brown and black shades. I have brown eyes and mostly use brown eyeliners.

In my opinion, Maybelline Precise Skinny Eyeliner is not only a must-have for my makeup bag, it is a blessing.

Thanks for reading.  Please check back soon for more posts on beauty topics. 

All Photos taken  by writer: Linda McCloud

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Winter Funk


Yes, dear readers I have been in a winter funk. I haven’t really wanted to do anything. Honestly, I really haven’t wanted to leave my warm bed each day, let alone write. It has been cold. I have to bundle up in layers to stay warm. There is snow on the ground and I am tired of the sight of it. I know I shouldn’t complain. I don’t live in one of the areas where they have seen 100 inches of snow or even close to it. Yet, it is our human nature to complain.                                                         

So what can I do to get over this winter funk? I can dream about spring.  Dreaming about spring reminds me of some of my favorite things: dresses, sandals, flowing skirts, and tank tops. All of these wonderful fashion looks also means one thing, we all need to get our skin spring and summer ready. It is one way to break out of the winter funk.


This means we can spend some of these gloomy days pampering ourselves with facials, pedicures, and long soaks in the bath followed up with lathering our bodies with our favorite lotions.

I have also decided to try to add some foods to my diet that can help make my skin look spring and summer ready. Did you know that sunflower seeds can help moisturize our skin? It can also help prevent wrinkles and help prevent hair loss, as well as promote hair growth. I would love for my hair to become a bit thicker? Maybe a handful of sunflower seeds a day could help this? I do love the taste of them in salads and they may be good with some wraps, too, especially chicken.

The reason they are so beneficial is because they are rich in Vitamins E and B. They are also rich in protein, selenium, and copper.

They aren’t fattening, as long as you don’t go overboard in eating them. The recommendation is that you eat about an ounce of the little seeds a day. This amounts to amount 165 calories. Plus, some experts believe that this amount can also help you lose belly fat. I am not sure that this is completely fact. But I do know that they are tasty and that they do have some healthy, as well as beauty benefits. For this reason, I will begin to eat more of these as I try to beat this winter funk. 


Wish me luck. 

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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Reasons Your Dark Circles May Be Showing


Dark circles are a fact of life for many women. They can show up for a number of reasons. This can include:  allergies, lack of sleep, and heredity. We can try to cover them up. Yet, they can still be showing up, if we are making a few simple mistakes such as:

  1. We are using a liquid concealer. The fact is that a creamy solid concealer works best to hide these annoying circles, that do make us look older. Always remember that this concealer should match our skin shade as close to possible.
  2. We are using too much concealer. Yes, there in this case, there can be too much of a good thing. When applying never go past your lower lash line and use thin coats.
  3. You are forgetting to cover one spot. That spot is the inner corner of your eye. Do this by blending a small amount of the concealer down the side of your nose as evenly as you can.
  4. You are wearing the wrong color of eye shadow. Consider wearing a shimmering nude eye shadow. This will brighten up the color of your eyes. Choose a color a bit darker than your skin tone. Never go for a shade lighter than your skin tone or it will appear frosty and make your dark circles stand out even more.
If you haven’t made any mistakes, you may just have really bad dark eye circles. For these, try using a peach colored correcting cream before applying the concealer. These creams are also sometimes known as primers. Apply this cream with a damp sponge. Then apply your concealer.

Of course, you should do what you can to prevent those dark circles.  You know the drill.  Try to avoid allergens, don’t over-drink, and try to get enough sleep.

Good luck and remember real  beauty is what’s inside. 

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We All Our Beautiful


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Yes, we all our beautiful on the inside and the outside. Yet, that doesn't mean we don't want to do all we can to make ourselves more beautiful. We want our hair to look nice. We want to look younger. We want to learn how to wear makeup in the right way to enhance our beauty. We want to be slimmer and look slimmer. We want to wear the latest fashions and we want to wear these clothes correctly. Luckily, we can do all of this. Sometimes, we just need a little help.
Hopefully, my blog can help you.

Hello, my name is Linda McCloud and I am a writer. I am a writer who loves beauty. I love makeup. I love learning new hairstyles. I also love fashion. Yet, I don't follow the fashion rules. I make my own.

I would love to share what I know with you my readers and I hope to make new readers. I hope you enjoy!!

I will post little tips here and I will post links to my other articles. I hope you will read all!!

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