#kyliejennerchallenge

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There has been some ridiculous and downright hilarious photos and videos circling the internet in the last week after impressionable teens across the world decided to take up the #kyliejennerchallenge. It seems like beauty fads are getting more and more ridiculous that there is no way they can actually work, right? We decided to do our research and see if this is a safe and effective way to enhance your pout without the use of injectables.

First off, what does the #kyliejennerchallenge entail? Its pretty simple really, you take a shot glass or one of the many “lip enhancers” such as Fillips (yes its a real thing), squish your lips into it and suck. The amount of time varies for desired results but according to the internet this can be anywhere form thirty seconds to five minutes.

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So is it effective? Well yes and no, it will make your lips bigger if you do it correctly but you will need to keep doing it every one to four hours if you want fuller looking lips all day.

What can go wrong? Well A LOT! A quick google search of #kyliejennerchallenge comes up with a treasure trove of hilariousness, people failed and they failed hard. Challengers experienced anything from painful swollen lips to bruising lasting up to a week, here are just some of the awful results…

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Our verdict is that its just a passing fad that is not only dangerous but unrealistic and inconvenient. Who has time to plump their lips every hour? and if something is painful and causes bruising its probably our bodies way of telling us no! The videos and photos online are hilarious so we’ll enjoy this beauty fad as a spectator and stick to lip liner and gloss.

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What is Ideal Beauty?

Being a woman in 2015 can be confusing, with more websites, magazines blogs and social media accounts then ever dedicated to beauty trends and celebrity styles its hard to know whats what. As women we can be super hard on ourselves when it comes to our appearance and whether we like to admit it or not we spend a lot of time obsessing about whether we are measuring up. But is it society pushing unrealistic beauty ideals on us or are we doing it to ourselves? We decided to find out by asking women what they believed the opposite sex found more attractive and then we asked Men what they actually preferred. The results may surprise you!

SKINNY VS CURVY

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Women – 70% chose the image on the right
Men – 90% chose the image on the right

One surveyor said “there is nothing less attractive then a girl who is obsessed with her weight and dieting”
MAKE-UP VS NATURAL

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Women – 60% chose the image on the right
Men – 80% chose the image on the right

LONG HAIR VS SHORT HAIR

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Women – 100% chose the image on the right
Men – 80% chose the image on the right

PORCELAIN VS TANNED

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Women – 100% chose the image on the right
Men – 90% chose the image on the right

One Surveyor said “I cant stand the orange look but a subtle natural looking tan just looks
healthier”

BLONDE VS BRUNETTE

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Women – 80% chose the image on the right
Men – 90% chose the image on the right

BUSHY EYEBROWS VS THIN EYEBROWS

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Women – 50% chose image on the left, 50% chose image on the right
Men – 70% chose the image on the right

One surveyor said “I like both! I think it depends on the persons face shape, theres very few women i know that can pull off bushy brows but sometimes they look really great”

GLAMOROUS VS CASUAL

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Men – 50% chose image on the left, 50% chose image on the right
Women– 100% of women chose the image on the right

One Surveyor said “stay classy till the idea sets in that your classy, then regardless of what kit is on you’ll carry an heir of class”

NATURAL VS TATTOOED

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Men – 90% chose image on the right
Women– 100% of women chose the image on the right

The overall message I got from most people who I surveyed was that regardless of what women look like the number one thing they found attractive was their confidence and overall attitude. So ladies lets stop being so harsh on ourselves and just embrace who we are! As long as you feel good your confidence will shine through and you will always look your best.

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Please DO Try This at Home

Winter has come to an end and our skin and hair has taken a beating, lets be honest snow might look pretty but those icy winds and below ridiculous temperatures can dry out your skin and hair. But with all the Summer festivals, beach holidays and cute outfits to save up for who has room in their budget to spend money on expensive skin and hair treatments? Not I, I hear you say, well luckily we have scoured the deep corners of the internet to find some brilliant DIY beauty treatments that are perfect for the girl on a budget.

DIY hair treatments for ALL hair types..

Avocado and Honey – All Hair Tyes

Use the flesh from one whole avocado and mix together in a bowl with a tablespoon of honey. Apply to the hair from roots to ends and allow it to sit for 20 minutes, then rinse!

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Olive Oil and Egg – Dry Hair

Use two whole eggs and mix together with three tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil. Apply to the hair from roots to ends and allow to sit for 20 minutes, then rinse!

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Pro Tip : This one can get pretty messy so you can pop on a shower cap or wrap your hair in saran wrap. This creates heat and opens up the hair follicles to allow for a deeper penetration.

Apple Cider Vinegar and Lemon – Oily Hair

Use the grated peel of one whole lemon and mix with a quarter of a cup of apple cider vinegar. Apply to the hair from roots to ends and allow to sit for 15 minutes, then rinse!

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Banana, Honey and Almond – Dry Flaky Scalp

Use half a ripened banana, mash it up and mix together in a bowl with two tablespoons of honey and a few drops of almond oil. Apply to the hair from roots to ends making sure you concentrate on the scalp and allow to sit for 20 minutes, then rinse!

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Blackheads

Get rid of the pesky blackheads by using a lemon, some sugar and a teaspoon of honey. Cut the lemon in half and apply the honey directly to it then sprinkle the sugar on top. Rub all over problem areas, concentrate on blackhead prone areas like the nose, chin and between the brows. After you have given your face a good scrub rinse away any excess!

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Dark Circles

The lack of Vitamin D during winter can be a cause for dark circle under the eyes, luckily there are plenty of DIY treatments that you find simply by opening your fridge.

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Cucumber – Cut two thick slices of cucumber and place them in the fridge for 30 minutes then place them on your eyes for 10- 15 minutes. You can then use the juice of the cucumber and combine with lemon juice, soak two cotton balls in the picture and apply to the eyes for 15 minutes. Then rinse and voila bye bye dark circles!

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Pro Tip : Repeat on a daily basis for quicker results

    Potatoes – Sounds strange but potato has a natural bleaching agent that can get rid of dark circles. Grate one potato and extract the juice, pop the juice in the fridge until cool then soak two cotton balls into the mixture. Rest the cotton balls on your eyes for 10 – 15minutes then rinse. This trick will also help to reduce puffiness, yay for added bonuses!

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Tomatoes – Squeeze the juice the out of a ripe tomato and mix it together in a bowl with lemon juice, use equal parts. Stir the mixture well, apply the juice to dark circle under the eye using your fingers or a tissue soaked in the mixture. Let it sit for ten minutes, be careful not to get any in your eye!

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Puffy, Dry, Tired Skin – Basically The Works!

Turmeric Face Mask

There are many variations on this face mask recipe but they all have one thing in common, Turmeric. Turmeric acts as an anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anti-bacterial agent which is why its so great to add to a face mask.

Combine one teaspoon of turmeric, one teaspoon of honey and one teaspoon of milk together in a bowl, you can also use yoghurt if you don’t have any milk handy. After you have washed your face and removed all of your makeup apply the mixture to the entire face. Let it sit for 30 minutes and rinse thoroughly.

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Pro Tip: Wear an old button up shirt or cape to avoid any stains on close, turmeric is hard to get out of clothes!

DIY nail whitening..

Nails looking a tad yellow? Mix together lemon juice and white vinegar in a bowl and dilute with a little water. Soak your nails in the mixture for 15 minutes the use a nail brush to scrub under the nails and for any stubborn stains.

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Visit our Pinterest page for more links to amazing DIY Beauty ideas.

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