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Winter Beauty: Rosy Cheeks

Cold winter weather and snow means naturally rosy pink cheeks! Even without the aid of winter frost and cold air, it’s super easy to mimic this winter snow bunny look with the right blush and technique! Blush is one of the best things to have in your makeup bag when you’re feeling a bit tired and pale. A pop of rosy blush makes your face perk up and come alive with just the stroke of a blush brush! No matter what your skin tone or coloring, there is a rosy blush shade out there that is right for you. Check out our gallery on our current favorite rosy pink blush shades! What’s your favorite blush?

Picking the Right Shade

With so many blush shades and different formulations out there, it’s hard to narrow down which one is right for you. Keep in mind that most blushes don’t look as bright on your cheeks as they look in the pan. Just remember to use a light touch with you apply! Clown cheeks is not a good look outside of the circus! If you have dark hair, your coloring can usually handle brighter shades of blush. If you’re very fair and blonde, go for paler pinks or blue-based true pinks. If you have tanned, olive or dark skin, you can pull of the very brightest so don’t be afraid to experiment! Put a bit of shimmer powder on your cheekbones for a fun party look that enhances your rosy cheeks!

Sonia Kashuk Super Sheer Liquid Tint Blush, $9.99, at Target.comSonia Kashuk Super Sheer Liquid Tint Blush, $9.99, at Target.com

Cream vs Powder

Blushes come in different textures like powder, creme-to-powder, cream, gel and even liquid! The easiest to use and apply is probably powder. You’ll need a proper blush brush which can be easily found at the drugstore for under $12. Throw away the mini-brush that is included in the packaging - those are way too small to be useful and will make the blush look streaky and unnatural. Cream, gel and liquid blushes tend to look a bit more natural as they meld easier onto your skin.

The Body Shop Baked-To-Last BlushThe Body Shop Baked-To-Last Blush

Application Tips

Make sure your skin is well-moisturized before applying blush. Apply moisturizer after washing your face while it is still damp and then let it dry. If there are dry patches, the blush will grab onto them and look blotchy. Tap your blush brush onto the powder and gently tap off any excess - do not blow on the brush! Blend softly onto the apples of your cheeks. Cream blush can be applied with your fingers - just dot three small dots onto the apples of your cheeks and blend. It’s a bit tricky to get both sides evenly matched but with practice it should be easy as pie! Gel and liquid blushes tend to last the longest - but you have to work fast because it dries really fast! Use the applicator to dot the liquid on your face and blend! A good tip is to use cosmetic sponges to apply - just put a couple of drops on the sponge and then blend on your cheeks for perfectly rosy cheeks!

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FroggyBurton
FroggyBurton posted in Friends:
"drowning" wrote:I've met this predicament in the past myself. I still do. But, there's always little things you can do other than medications and doctors. Find others to talk too or even online services like imalive. They're lovely people to talk too; I had the pleasure of finding that out.Pull yourself to find little hobbies to do; even if it's not all the time and just sometimes. Try drawing, writing, reading. Exercise, even. Drink water, treat yourself. Walk more, keep your music updated. Rearrange things; move things. Keep your environment as up as you can. Get things done; make yourself feel accomplished. You don't always have to do big things and take different tests to make yourself feel better. It takes time; lots of it. I've dealt with depression and anxiety since I was 11; now I'm 17.And, you need to remember that it's okay to get sad and you're not always going to know what to do. But, that doesn't mean you won't figure it out. Honestly, I didn't think I'd be here today. I almost wasn't a few times. Now, I'm working on getting ready for college and I'm engaged. Things aren't going to always be great or perfect, even. But, that doesn't mean they won't be okay. I hope you the best of luck and I wish to tell you that you can come to me at any time.Honestly, it's just really hard for me to even wanna do something these days. Most of the things people wanna do, it involves having more people around to help you achieve it your goal(s). I do sketch, a lot. But all of my outcomes of my drawings end up being depressing and suicidal. I try doing things, but again, nothing seems to work. My family honestly would rather have me try for emancipation then want me to stay any longer. But the thing is, I can't do it in my state. I feel like I'm trapped here and there's no escape. I've been kicked out so many times. Slept underneath trees, etc. I don't have anybody, literally anybody to talk to anymore. It's lonely. It's great at times. But it's just really depressing when you look around in the hallways of your school and try to talk to someone, they just walk away from you...
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drowning
drowning posted in Friends:
I've met this predicament in the past myself. I still do. But, there's always little things you can do other than medications and doctors. Find others to talk too or even online services like imalive. They're lovely people to talk too; I had the pleasure of finding that out. Pull yourself to find little hobbies to do; even if it's not all the time and just sometimes. Try drawing, writing, reading. Exercise, even. Drink water, treat yourself. Walk more, keep your music updated. Rearrange things; move things. Keep your environment as up as you can. Get things done; make yourself feel accomplished. You don't always have to do big things and take different tests to make yourself feel better. It takes time; lots of it. I've dealt with depression and anxiety since I was 11; now I'm 17. And, you need to remember that it's okay to get sad and you're not always going to know what to do. But, that doesn't mean you won't figure it out. Honestly, I didn't think I'd be here today. I almost wasn't a few times. Now, I'm working on getting ready for college and I'm engaged. Things aren't going to always be great or perfect, even. But, that doesn't mean they won't be okay. I hope you the best of luck and I wish to tell you that you can come to me at any time.
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drowning posted in Family Issues:
If you need counseling, anti-depressants, and you're being abused verbally, mentally, and physically; you need to get immediate help. You are in an unhealthy environment and it shouldn't be normal to you. This isn't normal and it isn't okay. Call 911 and get yourself out of that household.
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FroggyBurton
FroggyBurton posted in Friends:
So, not too long ago, I tried talking to one of my best friends and I was severely depressed and just wanted to end my life. I really didn't know what to do and I felt like I was down on my knees. So, I messaged her and told her that I just really needed someone to talk to and that I haven't talked to her for almost a month and a half, or so. She instantly snapped on me and explained to me that I cannot rely on my friends for happiness, now, before I go any further, I don't rely on my friends for happiness. But it doesn't hurt to have somebody to talk to from time to time, right? Anyways, so, I told her that and she replied back saying that I'm just too much for her to handle and too depressing and then attacked me by calling me ugly names and involved my other friends into it and I lost them as well. I'm feeling horribly depressed even worse than I did that day (which was two days ago) and I just don't know what to do anymore. I feel like I don't have any friends anymore. I feel like I don't have anybody to talk to. People are probably going to read this and either think that I'm just asking for attention (which is not what I want) or that I do have friends to talk to and that they are always here for me. But nobody understands that nobody is ever really going to be there for you 24/7 and it sucks, honestly. I feel really isolated from everybody, which is why I search on social media for friends and they all fail. I'm seriously begging for some advice on how to handle my depression because it's getting way out of hand and I'm only fifteen years young, going on sixteen in April. I'm running out of options. I've talked to therapists, left and right but nothing worked. I've taken medications but nothing has changed. I just want to throw my hands up in the air and wave the white flag...
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"IlikeGUYS20" wrote:Dear dish-it,I think I am bi! For the past few years I have been attracted to boys and girls. I think I am bi. But is it to early to come out and say this?xxIlikeGUYS20xxPS My friend wrote my username. I am not kidding. I think I am bi. You do not have to do anything that you don't wanna do.  Your sexuality what you feel.  It's what you believe that you are attracted to.  Bisexual or not.  There is nothing wrong with it.  I know a lot of bisexual people who still to this day haven't come out yet and said anything to their parents.  Whether or not your friends and family accept you, you still have a whole community that does 100%!
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