Caked on, obvious makeup is one of the most common beauty mistakes women make. The too much makeup look is unfortunately very common. But there are ways to prevent your makeup from looking too obvious. Follow these tips for a flawless and natural looking face.
The first tip is to start with a clean slate. Wash your face with gentle cleanser taking care to remove any makeup that still maybe left on the skin. Once you have finished cleansing moisturize your skin in order to prepare it for makeup. Once you have a clean canvas it is time to tint your skin. When creating a natural make up look tinted moisturizers are a great option. They offer some coverage while keeping the skin moisturized and dewy. If you need more coverage then a light foundation in the correct color is your best bet. Remember to apply in an area with natural lighting in order to make sure your makeup matches your skin tone. Continue reading
Summer’s here again and it’s time to throw away warm coats and caps, and let your hair feel the breeze again. Girls, check out these top hair trends for summer, and get ready to flaunt what you got!
Put those hair straighteners to work; super straight hair is back and in trend for spring-summer 2013. Wear your hair poker-straight and glossy, and you’re ready for boardroom or catwalk.
Blow-dry it, create a parting, and secure into a firm nape ponytail. Spritz with a shine mist and knot it into a round ballet bun, tucked under bun or the classic double knot. Seal it all with anti-frizz spray.
A braid speaks of innocence. Try simple braids, one-side braids or crisscross braids over your head. Here’s a cute style – straighten your hair and braid a small portion from under one ear and tuck it under the other ear. Continue reading
Here you are, once more, standing in front of a full closet, complaining that you have nothing to wear. You do not need to feel bad about yourself thought. This is a common issue. With so many shops nowadays offering cute clothes in affordable prices we often end up buying a t-shirt or a skirt just because it looks nice and it is cheap. And soon enough we end up with a closet full of “nothing to wear”.
A capsule wardrobe solves this issue once and for all. The basic principle behind it is that you buy your clothes based on combinations of pieces in your mind. For example a neutral coat that goes with everything rather than a bold fashion-statement one, that only goes with your party dress is a wise choice. Buying quality clothes that will last you for years over quantity that will last you just once season (but you will be hesitant to throw them away) is also a must. Continue reading
Expressing your love and devotion for someone isn’t strictly limited to days such as Sweetest Day and Valentine’s Day. Everyone enjoys a spontaneous gesture now and then to remind them they are cherished. If you’re looking to make a promise or commitment to someone you care about, finding the perfect way to reflect on their importance and symbolism of your love can be simple with the following ideas.
Promise rings have grown in popularity over the years and are typically exchanged between a couple who loves and cares about one another. When words can’t seem to express how much you care about this person, a promise ring seems to do most of the talking and conveys the intimate feelings that you’re experiencing. This warm up to an engagement ring can take on many forms that include a basic gold band, setting with jeweled stones, or something antique. A promise ring can also include a meaningful inscription or words of love. Continue reading
There can be few people who have failed to notice the surge in popularity of cosmetic and coloured contact lenses these days. Who can forget the longing vampirish look of Edward Cullen or that ‘Lady Gaga look’ or even something more alien looking such as an Avatar. Coloured contact lenses have also been embraced in mainstream fashion and beauty culture and come in all manner of designs that can create striking effects such as a total change in eye colour to more subtle enhancements that accentuate the natural beauty of your eye. Those wishing to experiment with coloured contact lenses also have a variety of lens types to choose from as they come with vision correction and without (so-called plano lenses), and there are also daily disposable coloured contact lenses as well as monthly disposable lenses.
So-called ‘big eye’ contact lenses, which are designed to create an alluring look by making the pupils appear larger, are the craze behind what has been dubbed the Lady Gaga look. However, it may come as a surprise to know that that this is by no means a modern idea and in fact women have been seeking ways to make their pupils look larger for centuries. In the Middle Ages, women in Italy and Spain went to dangerous lengths to create just such a look and used a highly poisonous plant, deadly nightshade (or belladonna), to make a tincture that they would put into their eyes to dilate them. Belladonna contains a chemical compound, atropine, which is still used today in the world of ophthalmology as a medicine for dilating pupils. In fact, this practice gave rise to the plant’s name belladonna, which means ‘beautiful lady’ in Italian. Continue reading