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Tuesday, April 4th, 2017
Whereas fall and winter are commonly characterized as gloomy, and indeed many are diagnosed with Seasonal Affective Disorders (SADs) around these times of the year, spring and summer which are associated with warm social gatherings, are fast approaching. Have you any idea what to shop for yet?
What to wear this spring
Make sure that you are making trendy fashion statements and spending your clothing budget well with the list of spring fashion trends enumerated below. Also, keep in mind that it is good to keep to simple choices but, a few luxurious pieces should help you put together statement outfits. “Luxury is the ease of a t-shirt in a very expensive dress,” one of the most respected names in the fashion industry, Karl Lagerfeld, would say.
Here are the five fashion trends that will bring hints of luxury to your spring styling:
We’ve been seeing this trend loved season after season in the past year. Whereas past seasons would generally lean over the metallics in silver and gold, this season we’ll love the metallics more subtly fused into our clothes in metallic threads. We are also seeing the proliferation of full clothes in metallic pastel shades, following the epic showing at the Elie Saab runway. The show revealed maxi dresses in halter neck cuts and kimono-inspired designs.
2. Furry-licious Footwear
Pompom shoes, so termed because of the fur balls that highlight the shoe design, whether these are ballerinas, stilettos or, trainers, will be big — or, should we say, it already is. The rich, soft feel of fur adds class to your wardrobe. Gucci takes fur so much farther with the addition of fur to its classic loafers. If you care to know, Gigi Hadid has been spotted wearing a pair. She owns the kind with prints on them and sold out as of press time.
3. Floral Skull Caps
Vintage and tasteful, we love how these accessories were incorporated on both casual bow-front collared sheer dresses and swimwear at the Miu Miu show. Inspired by the 50s, Miu Miu updates the look by arranging sculpted flower pieces to form this accessory. Oh, and did we tell you that these accessories come in vibrant shades of bright blue and neon greens.
When these pieces therefore are used on the face, it will highlight your facial skin. Let this trend watch serve as a warning to prompt you to brighten your skin. If you want fast results, check out clinic-based procedures like Cosmelan. This procedure does not use hydroquinone, a skin whitening active ingredient that is considered a suspected carcinogen.
From the leather and denim jackets designed with floral patterns to the sheer, flowy dresses accented with beautiful embroidered designs, this trend is showcasing our favorite spring pieces with artful details. Embroideries are also proving to be a great way to incorporate the customization principle embraced by millennials which the rest of us are also just starting to become acquainted with.
For your inspiration, check out the luxuriously embroidered pieces from Alexander McQueen, Gucci and Dolce and Gabbana. Gucci goes through lengths to show us how embroidery combined with plenty of metallic studs make for outstanding statement shoes.
5. Floral Prints
These pieces are the most anticipated among the biggest spring trends, and this season, they come in all forms, makes and sizes. Printed, embroidered or sculpted, these florals add drama to your outfits. The Alexander McQueen show will aptly demonstrate how you can mix and match even your floral accented leather jacket with a sheer, full length maxi dress that can be both appropriate for a formal affair or, good for an any day out for tea in al fresco fashion.
When you’re done dressing up to this season’s biggest and most stylish trends, care to see the overall look that you’ve created which includes your choice of jewelry and accessories, but also your hair and makeup. The outlook points out to makeup that is characterized by bright eyeliners and lip shades.
Classy Spring OOTD Ideas For You to Try
At the end of the day, fashion should always be worn with your personality. Trends lists, such as this one, should always be taken as informed forecasts to inform your own styling picks for the season. Quite frankly, there is nothing that should stop you from wearing anything that your heart desires. Still, new trends can serve to update your look season after season.
Hi, my name is Jazz Pollard, born and brought up in Chicago, Illinois. I write on beauty, anti-aging and skincare. Living my dream career of writing. You can connect with me on Facebook, Twitter, and Linkedin
Tuesday, April 4th, 2017
Most of us spend a long time preparing for their summer holiday. We visit the gym until we’ve lost lots of weight. People will even change the way they eat so their skin glows. It’s the time of the year where you’ll be able to fully relax.
Don’t forget all your hard work can easily go to waste if you’re not careful. If you want to look great until the day you arrive home you’ll need to implement extra tricks while you’re away. Here are some of the best ways you’ll be able to do it.
Keep Your Lips Hydrated
If you are outside it’s likely to be extremely sunny and when you are indoors the air-con will be on. In both those conditions your lips can dry out very quickly. When your lips are dry people will notice them when they’re talking to you. It’s always wise to carry lip balm around to use regularly. Drink lots of water to help with overall hydration too.
Avoid Bright Nail Polish
Feel free to wear bright nail polish on a big night out, but only if you’re going to take it off in the morning. Don’t wear it when you’re running around outside exploring. Bright polish is too demanding to wear sometimes, especially if you are on the move and don’t have time to repair it every time it chips off. Use a neutral color when polishing your nails, or if you can buff them instead it will be even better.
Protection From The Sun
It’s especially important to protect your face from the sun, because it could potentially look bright red after a long exposure. It doesn’t mean you have to stay in your room all day. Wear sunscreen during the day and stay out of the sun in the middle of the afternoon, but when you want to wear makeup in the latter part of the day use UV foundation.
Hang Up Your Clothes
You can look beautiful when you step outside, but it won’t count for much if your clothes have a specific, unpleasant smell. Even the best deodorant and perfume can’t hide your clothes if they’re musty. The main reason people have unpleasant smelling clothes when they travel is because they keep everything in their suitcase. Hang up your clothes and let them air out.
Freshen Up Your Puffy Eyes
When you’re at home your eyes will look okay because you’ll get enough sleep. Depending on how late you stay out and how much you drink, holidays are a bit different. There is a good chance your eyes will look like you’ve been up all night when you climb out of bed. Freshen up your puffy eyes quickly by wrapping ice in a napkin and rubbing them.
Take A Hair Wrap With You
There will be days when your hair isn’t looking at its best. Do you want to spend ages working on it, or would you rather go outside and enjoy your holiday? One of the easiest solutions is to take a hair wrap with you. Take a few if you think you’ll use them a lot. They’ll protect you from any bad hair days and you’ll look great.
You’ve worked hard this year, so you don’t want to mess it up. You will be able to look radiant at all times if you follow the advice we’ve spoken about today. When you are on holiday you always seem to enjoy it better when you’re confident about the way you look, but unfortunately the opposite can also be true.
Tuesday, April 4th, 2017
Since we live in a modern, advanced world surrounded by advanced technology in every domain, we should be more aware of how our lives can be changed by smart and efficient devices. The beauty industry in particular, has come a very long way, with innovations that at a first glimpse might seem too good to be true. Summer time is just around the corner, meaning that if you want to have beautiful skin, you should get to know more about the latest discoveries in the beauty niche.
Scientists believe that in a few years,men and women will be able to wipe away any lines on their face, and that the process might be just as easy as removing makeup. So no more wrinkles around your cheeks, eyes and forehead! Revance is a toxin (which can also be found in Botox) and is currently being tested for its smoothness and straightening effect. Why undergo plastic surgeries such as facelifts, when you can just get rid of unpleasant wrinkles at home?
Rumor has it that soon enough we won’t be using water for regular baths. Static carbon fiber vacuums that are used on pets might be adapted for human usage. The new trend is called dry bath. Can you imagine that? Saving water and keeping our bodies clean at the same time is a paradox that can become reality. Of course, this doesn’t mean we won’t be using water, but it will be for relaxation purposes, and not for cleaning.
What is the point of dying your roots every five weeks and spending so much money? Scientists are planning on developing a pill that will prevent growth of the gray hair. Leukemia drug Gleevechas had positive results in restoring hair color. You just need to flip the right gene switch in the DNA, and choose the right expression. Besides that, we will be facing a heat sensitive dye colors, which will be activated when turning the hair dryer on. Can you imagine blow drying your hair, and watching it get colored? It’s fascinating.
We all know how painful waxing is, and thank God we don’t have to do it anymore. Now that laser technology has gone mainstream, men and women don’t have to use razors anymore. Permanent hair removal procedures are done at the salon (at the least the most efficient), and women will need an average of 5 to 10 sessions to have all their hair removed for good.
Conventional mirrors are going high-tech. A small sensor will built in a “smart” mirror will completely analyze you. It will measure everything, from moisture levels in your skin, oiliness and redness. If the meter says your skin is getting dry, you will just have to moisturize more. Also, the mirror will track your appearance, helping you get the right makeup based on your imperfections.
Sunscreens who? Sunblock what? The latest innovation in protecting your body from damaging UV light is the sun booth; a device you can install in the comfort of your home. Once you get in there, it automatically gets the sunscreen on your body, thus preparing it for the streets. Scientists are also working on developing a pill to protect the skin from UV light.
We all know how much time consuming brushing and flossing can be. Whitening is just as difficult, now that everyone is terrified by damaging techniques currently available. Scientists are currently working on a tooth gloss that will help restore discoloration causes by wine, coffee, cigarettes, and different foods. Also, a Japanese company has created a light powered toothbrush known as a Soladey-J3X, which claims to whiten your teeth without destroying the enamel. The device will also help remove bacteria and tartar within your mouth.
The beauty industry has evolved tremendously in the past 5 years. Right now, we have technologies we never even imagined will someday become reality. However, it’s always best to stay safe and choose only the treatments that work best on your skin. Don’t overlook natural face masks and homemade scrubs; these are still important to look and feel amazing regardless of your age.
Author Bio: Daniel Lewis is the writer of this article. He is a fashion blogger and love to write about latest fashion trends. He keeps sharing his articles about latest trends in the world of fashion.
Monday, December 19th, 2016
Exfoliation is an important step in your personal skincare routine, and facial exfoliation, in particular, can improve your skin’s appearance by ridding your face of dead skin cells and smoothing it out. Too much exfoliation, however, can be too harsh and worsen your skin. Understanding the proper way to exfoliate your skin–and understanding your skin type–is an important way to choose the best exfoliation option for you.
The Perks Of Exfoliation
Immediately after exfoliation results become apparent. By removing the top layer of dead skin cells from your skin and face, your skin can look brighter and feel smoother. Exfoliation can open pores and improve the effectiveness of topical skin treatments by allowing it to penetrate deeper after the top layer of skin is removed. Long-term benefits of exfoliation can include a boost in collagen production, which leads to younger-looking skin. Exfoliation is especially beneficial to those who have experienced premature fine lines and wrinkles due to UV exposure, and those who suffer from non-inflammatory acne like blackheads and whiteheads.
The 411 On Exfoliation
Your skin naturally renews itself approximately every 25 days until you reach the age of 30. Then the process slows down and can result in a duller complexion. Your skin renews itself approximately every 28 days, but as we age the process begins to slow. As the process slows down the result can be a duller complexion.
There are three types of exfoliants:
- Over-the-counter, manual or enzymatic exfoliants that can be used once or twice per week
- Chemical exfoliants, like peels that can be administered at a dermatologist’s office
- At home exfoliation devices, which can be used at home regularly and cautiously.
For best results, exfoliate at night before bed. Your skin renews itself overnight!
Learn your skin type.
Before you begin searching for exfoliation products, it’s important to know your skin. For oily skin, stronger treatments and exfoliation methods like electronic facial devices can be used. For those with dry or sensitive skin, you may want to go easier on the exfoliation options and use something with milder enzymes or gentle manual exfoliants that won’t cause irritation.
Don’t overdo it.
If you’re using an at-home exfoliation method or treatment that’s on the mild side, you may only need to do it once or twice per week. For more aggressive treatments and procedures, like chemical peels or microdermabrasion, exfoliating a few times at your dermatologist’s biweekly or monthly. Don’t forget to remain conscious of your skin type and how sensitive your skin may be regarding certain treatments.
Pay attention to products
Do your homework and research various methods of exfoliation and products you can use at home. Not all methods and treatments are safe or effective for every skin type. One thing you can do is make sure the products you’re considering purchasing come from recognized, reputable companies or outlets. If you’re buying over-the-counter, check the chemical ingredients for a low acid concentration. You don’t need more than 10 percent glycolic acid or two percent salicylic acid.
Ask your dermatologist
If you’re still unsure of the best way to proceed with adding exfoliation to your skincare routine, ask a board-certified dermatologist to help you choose a safe option that works best for your skin type. For the best and most reliable results, asking a dermatologist is the way to go.
Exfoliation is Effective
Exfoliating your skin helps remove the build up of daily dirt and makeup residue, which enhances your skin’s ability to absorb everything else. Moisturizers, toners, acne medication, and anti-aging serums can produce more effective results on freshly exfoliated skin. Just like we buff our nails before we apply polish, and sand walls before we paint them, exfoliation provides the proper surface to apply everything else your skin may need.
Friday, October 21st, 2016
Is fine hair weighing you down? It’s easy to create the illusion of more luscious and thicker strands by using the right hair care products, getting a flattering hair cut, changing up your hair part and using the most suitable heat styling tools. Here are a few quick and easy ways to add volume instantly.
Blow Dry Strategically
Styling and blow drying can create the illusion of thicker, more luscious hair. Start with damp hair and apply a volumizing product close to the roots of your hair. You can create extra lift and texture in your hair by directing the blow dryer’s airflow towards your roots first and move on to the rest of your strands once your roots are dry.
Use The Right Shampoo For Your Hair Type
If you hair is excessively oily the oils may weigh down your hair resulting in limp locks. Those with oily hair may want to wash more frequently. You may also consider using a dry shampoo. A dry shampoo will clean your hair without having to use water and generally comes in a powder formula or spray and works to absorbs your hair’s natural oils. One benefit of using a dry shampoo is that it can also add texture and volume in addition to cleaning your hair. For an extra boost, try concentrationg the product at your roots.
Get A Volumizing Cut
The right hair cut can go a long way in achieving a voluminous appearance. Tell your stylist to give you long layers; a blunt cut or one length hair will make hair look flater. Layers can be used to achieve more texture and make your hair look bouncier. Hair length also matters; you may want to consider a mid length or shorter cut since very long locks can drag your hair down.
Change Your Part
One of the easiest ways to achieve volume immediately is to change the way your part your hair. Parting your hair in the same direction for years can cause your hair to just lay flat. If you always part your hair to the right try parting it towards the left. This will help to lift your strands away from your roots and create more body.
Pick A Ceramic Hair Dryer
One of the keys to achieving more voluminous locks is to pick the right blow dryer. A ceramic hair dryer is ideal for fine hair because it doesn’t weigh hair down like ionic hair dryers can. Ionic dryers flatten the hair’s cuticle for a super smooth sleek look which means shiny hair but less volume. Instead, pick a ceramic dryer which will give fine hair a volume boost. Online hair dryer reviews may give you insight when it comes to picking a device that’s suitable for your budget, lifestyle and needs.
Hi, my name is Jacqueline C. and I’m a beauty enthusiast and shopaholic. I’m a blogger and writer and have researched and written a study to help consumers find the best vitamin C serum. I currently reside in L.A and enjoy trying out new beauty products and looking for the latest deals.