My best makeup beauty tips

Written by Yasiv Marin

Continued from page 1

6) Apply your favorite blush color (my favorites are pinks and oranges) onrepparttar apples of your cheeks using a soft brush so you can blend well.

7) Apply your favorite eyeshadows.....using 2 different colors always looks prettiest. The base color is usuallyrepparttar 148661 lightest color andrepparttar 148662 contour color isrepparttar 148663 darkest.

8) Curl your eyelashes if yours aren't very long. Then apply mascara. Never apply mascara before curling your lashes.....or else you'll lose some.

9) Line your lips with a lipliner, then fill your entire lip area withrepparttar 148664 same lipliner as well. Then apply your favorite color of lipstick. By doing this your lipstick will surely last longer.

10) You look beautiful! Always'll be an expert in no time.

And don't forget to always remove your makeup before going to's not good for your skin if you don't. It can clog your pores, leading to pimples and it will age your skin faster.

Yasiv Marin is a premier make-up artist offering professional makeup for weddings, graduations, fashion/photography, film/TV, print or any special occasion. Based in Vancouver, BC, she’s one of the fastest rising makeup artists in Canada. Graduating from Blanche Macdonald Centre, her creative, elegant, and detail oriented personality is truly impressive. Vist her at Vancouver Makeup Artist

The Neurological Exam: Evaluating the Master Organ

Written by Gary Cordingley

Continued from page 1

I'll single out one item onrepparttar cranial nerve exam as deserving special mention, and that isrepparttar 148660 visual field exam. The visual fields are evaluated one eye at a time. Whilerepparttar 148661 patient stares at an unmoving object,repparttar 148662 doctor asks ifrepparttar 148663 patient can see objects (likerepparttar 148664 doctor's fingers) appearing in different locations ofrepparttar 148665 patient's peripheral vision. In order to detect objects inrepparttar 148666 four corners of each eye's vision,repparttar 148667 patient must have proper functioning of each of six lobes ofrepparttar 148668 brain—both parietal lobes, both temporal lobes and both occipital lobes. In fact, this isrepparttar 148669 only portion ofrepparttar 148670 entire neurological exam that checksrepparttar 148671 right temporal lobe. Despite its importance,repparttar 148672 visual field exam sometimes gets skipped by medical students (in which caserepparttar 148673 ones under this author's supervision must endure hearing an earful).

The motor exam includes some pretty obvious things like checkingrepparttar 148674 strength of different muscles inrepparttar 148675 arms and legs, but also includes less obvious components like muscle tone, coordination, andrepparttar 148676 presence of involuntary movements. It also includes an inspection of muscles for loss of size orrepparttar 148677 presence of spontaneous twitches. Additionally, this isrepparttar 148678 part ofrepparttar 148679 exam in whichrepparttar 148680 doctor pulls out his or her rubber hammer and checks reflexes inrepparttar 148681 arms and legs. The motor exam also includes a briefly painful maneuver—calledrepparttar 148682 Babinski test—in whichrepparttar 148683 bottom ofrepparttar 148684 foot is scraped with a metal object whilerepparttar 148685 doctor observes for a reflexive response in certain foot-muscles.

The sensory exam focuses onrepparttar 148686 processing of inputs from sensory nerve-endings inrepparttar 148687 patient's skin and joints. It can include awareness of light touch, pain, warmth, coldness and vibration. In addition,repparttar 148688 doctor examines position-sense by movingrepparttar 148689 patient's toes and fingers up or down and askingrepparttar 148690 patient to say, without looking, which way they moved.

Finally, we have those portions ofrepparttar 148691 exam related to stance and walking, but also includingrepparttar 148692 patients' ability to transfer in and out of their chair. While on their feet, patients are asked to walk in their usual fashion, as well as on tiptoes. They are also observed while doing a "tandem gait," known more commonly asrepparttar 148693 "state trooper test," in which they walk flat-footed in a straight line withrepparttar 148694 heel ofrepparttar 148695 leading foot touchingrepparttar 148696 toes ofrepparttar 148697 trailing foot. Last,repparttar 148698 doctor checksrepparttar 148699 patients' ability to remain standing after closing their eyes. This is calledrepparttar 148700 Romberg test.

That's about it. Inrepparttar 148701 hands of experienced cliniciansrepparttar 148702 neurological exam doesn't take much longer to perform than to describe, and yet provides a wealth of information aboutrepparttar 148703 functioning ofrepparttar 148704 patient's nervous system. In this age of high-tech imaging devicesrepparttar 148705 neurological exam might seem archaic or old-fashioned, but it is still indispensable, and provides diagnostic information that even a battery of CT or MRI scans might miss.

(C) 2005 by Gary Cordingley

Gary Cordingley, MD, PhD, is a clinical neurologist, teacher and researcher who works in Athens, Ohio. For more health-related articles, see his website at:

    <Back to Page 1 © 2005
Terms of Use