Saturday, May 11, 2013

Beautiful Inside And Out Must-Read Beauty Tips

They say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder and this is very much true. What you may find beautiful, someone else may find repulsive. It is a matter of people's perceptions, not a matter of the object's actual beauty. The tips in this article will help you to "alter" your perceptions a bit, to find more beauty all around you.

To hide purplish under-eye circles, try a yellow concealer. The yellow helps to cancel out the purple, leaving a smooth palette for applying your foundation. A thin layer of creamy yellow concealer also makes a great primer layer for your eyeshadow, because it minimizes the appearance of capillaries and helps the shadow stick.

Put on lip balm every day. Lip balm is an essential ingredient in keeping your lips beautiful. You should apply it to your lips at night when you go to bed, and in the morning before you put any lipstick or gloss on your lips. Your lips will stay looking younger and fuller.

When picking out a bronzer to use on your face, go with a shade that is only two shades darker than your skin color. By picking out a color that is too dark, your skin is going to look too unnatural. The best color for those with fair or light skin is a honey-color.

If you have striking brown eyes, you can play them up by adding eyeshadow, liner, and mascara in colors that are especially flattering for your eye color. Look for rich, matte shadows in shades of green, copper, and blue. These colors add depth and intensity to your eye color, especially when topped with a few coats of navy mascara.

Darkening very light eyelashes can really open up the eyes and make a noticeable impact on the eye color. Avoid using black mascara, which may appear way too harsh on light lashes and against lighter hair colors. Instead, you can have them tinted professionally or you can use brown pencil to line your eyes.

Lightly spray your face with a hydrating mist to make your makeup last longer. The mist will help set your makeup, keep it looking fresh and give you that just done makeup look for hours. This is great for keeping your makeup in place for those long days at work or nights out with friends.

If you have ever had the problem of your eyeliner smearing or crumbling as you try to apply it, try putting it in the freezer for about 15 minutes before you need to use it. This will firm up the tip so the eyeliner goes on smoothly, and you won't have the resulting crumbles or smears.

Make your hair smell good. Spritz your favorite perfume on your hairbrush or comb and brush your hair. This will give your hair a great and lasting scent. If you notice the scent is fading, do it again. Knowing your hair smells good can make you feel better about it.

Choose products appropriate for your skin type. When you are selecting your facial products, whether they are lotions, toners or cleansers, make sure they are appropriate for your type of skin. Using products aimed at your particular problem areas can improve skin condition dramatically. Follow this up with a weekly face mask that purifies.

As stated at the beginning of this article, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and what one may find attractive, another may quite as easily find unattractive. It is possible to "alter" your perception a little bit, and by using the tips from this article, you should be able to open yourself up to seeing more beauty in the ordinary.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Galaxy S4 Vs iPhone 5, Mana Lebih Kencang?

Galaxy S4 buatan Samsung adalah salah satu smartphone baru yang paling ditunggu kehadirannya. Dengan komponen hardware kelas atas, banyak pihak dibuat penasaran dengan performanya.

Kinerja Galaxy S4 patut dibandingkan dengan ponsel-ponsel pintar lainnya. Primate Labs mencoba mencari jawabannya melalui serangkaian uji kemampuan (benchmark).

Dalam uji kemampuan yang dikutip oleh Android Community, Galaxy S4 versi Amerika Serikat (AS) disandingkan dengan sejumlah smartphone canggih lain, yaitu HTC One, LG Nexus 4, BlackBerry Z10, iPhone 5, dan Galaxy S3 (versi Amerika Serikat dan internasional) dari Samsung sendiri.

Perlu diketahui, Galaxy S4 versi AS berbeda dengan versi internasional. Galaxy S4 versi AS memakai prosesor 4-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 kecepatan 1,9GHz, sementara Galaxy S4 versi internasional memakai prosesor 8-core (4+4) Samsung Exynos 5 Octa kecepatan 1,6GHz.

Nah, semua ponsel tercanggih di atas diuji kemampuannya dengan aplikasi benchmark Geekbench 2. Hasilnya? Secara tidak mengejutkan, Samsung Galaxy S4 tampil di urutan terdepan dengan skor 3163, di atas HTC One yang mencetak nilai 2687. 
Sementara itu, LG Nexus 4 menyusul di urutan ketiga dengan skor 2040 yang termasuk tinggi untuk ukuran smartphone masa kini. Versi internasional dari Galaxy SIII muncul di urutan keempat dengan skor 1717.

Nah, iPhone 5 yang mencetak nilai 1596 hanya berhasil menduduki peringkat kelima. Skor yang dicetak iPhone kira-kira hanya setengah dari skor Galaxy S4.

Perlu dicatat bahwa hasil benchmark di atas hanya berlaku untuk Galaxy S4 versi Amerika Serikat. Tak ada hasil benchmark Galaxy S4 versi internasional yang dibekali prosesor 8-core (4+4) Exynos 5 Octa.

Galaxy S4 rencananya akan didistribusikan ke beberapa pasar pada akhir April 2013 dalam waktu berdekatan. Yang masuk pasar Indonesia adalah Galaxy S4 versi internasional. Smartphone ini mengusung layar 5 inci dengan resolusi full-HD (1920 x 1080 pixel).