Beauty Tricks Alicja Loves

Years ago, there weren’t as many beauty products available as there are today, and people had to make do with what they had available to them. Today, rather than paying sarge sums of money to get the best miracle cream for shadows under the eyes, hair softener, or skin tightener, people today can do the same as those from decades past.

Revive That Eyeliner

A good way to revitalize that eyeliner that might be on its way to the trash bin, instead take a lighter to the tip of it for a few seconds to make the lead softer and easier to apply. Make sure to give it a few moments to cool down before applying, as it will be very hot.

Tighten Pores

If not a fan of cold water, this may seem like a horrid idea, but, by submerging the face into a bowl of cold water for eight to ten minutes, one can revitalize their tired skin. This is due to the blood flow constricting due to the cold, which will temporarily tighten the skin.

De-Puff Those Eyes

Long nights staring at computer screens and working hard can be tough on the eyes, but using Earl grey tea to not only calm the senses, but also to calm the eyes is a great idea. After brewing some tea, take the tea bags and place them in the fridge until they are cold, then apply each bag to an eye and relax for ten minutes while sipping on that tea that was brewed. This works wonders due to the anti-irritant properties for in the tea.

Naturally Tone Skin

Using a mixture of apple cider vinegar and water can do wonders for the skin. Make a solution of one part cider and three parts water to apply to skin to dry out pimples and tone the skin. If a stronger solution is needed, go ahead and play around with it.

Moisturize Those Locks

Olive oil is the perfect moisturizer to help liven up those dull locks of hair. Heat up the oil in the microwave for ten seconds so that it is warm, and then apply to the strands of hair that need it. Keep it in the hair for about twenty minutes, and then shampoo out. The results from the fatty acids coating the shaft of the hair to keep it healthy and protected from any damage will leave the hair softer and shinier than it was before.

Information About Alicja’s New Home, Wisconsin

The state of Wisconsin is situated in the north central area of America, nestled between the Great Lakes and the Midwest. The capital is called Madison. Its biggest city is Milwaukee. It is the 23rd largest state in America, but it comes 20th for population size. The state is split into a total of 72 separate counties or districts.

To the South, you’ll find Illinois. On the West side, sits Minnesota. Lake Superior is to the North and Lake Michigan in the East. Finally, Iowa sites on the Southwest side of Wisconsin. So, this is a place that is surrounded by remarkable landscapes and diverse communities.

The state has long been known as the ‘dairy kingdom’ of the US, as it continues to be a national leader in dairy products and production. It is well known for its cheese. However, over the decades, the development of IT manufacturing has started to play a greater part in the economy. Tourism is another big asset, with thousands of sightseers arriving every year.

As for its own landscape, well, Wisconsin is a rich and varied place. The western portion is home to the Northern Highland, Western Upland, and some of the Central Plain. There are also vast lowlands occupying an area that spread outwards, towards Lake Michigan.

Over the last 12,000 years, many cultures and civilizations have called Wisconsin home. It is believed that the first settlers – the Paleo-Indians – came to the state in 10,000 BCE. They were skilled hunters and could take down huge beasts, like the ice age mastodon, with spears and other homemade tools.

After the end of the ice age, in 8,000 BCE, communities continued to survive by hunting, but they also had to adapt their habits and start fishing and foraging for more of their food. This is when the first agricultural communities began to develop.

Towards the end of 1,000 CE, Wisconsin was covered in curious animal-shaped mounds, which could be found right across the state. Later, anthropologists would refer to it as the hub of ‘effigy mound’ culture.

Later still, between 1,000 and 1,500 CE, the Oneota and Mississippian communities constructed large towns and villages in the southeast of the state. Evidence of these settlements still remains in many places.

Many experts believe that the Oneota are the ancestors of the Ho-Chunk and Ioway communities which exist today. These two tribes were living in the Wisconsin territories, alongside the Menominee, when the first Europeans arrived. The Sauk, Kickapoo, Pottawatomie, and Ojibwa tribes were all living in the state as well.

In 1783, Wisconsin was conquered by the US, as a result of the American Revolutionary War. However, it remained in British hands until 1812, when the Americans finally began to move in and assert their authority. Once they had, they moved the economy of Wisconsin away from fur trading and towards the mining of lead.

The new industry opened up many jobs and the state was soon attracting migrants from all over America and even Europe. Many flocked to the lead hub of Mineral Point, in Dodgeville. It was common for poor miners to set up camp in the holes that they had created and this is where the nickname ‘Badger State’ comes from.

In 1827 and 1832, there were intense and bloody clashes between the white miners and the native communities. These conflicts led to the violent displacement of Native Americans right the way across Wisconsin.