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2017 Trend Alert: Monochromatic MAKEUP

Reads title. Goes and gets red lipstick. Applies it on lips, eyelids, and cheeks. Takes a selfie. Goes out. #SheSaidItsATrend What?! Right? Right. That’s actually one way to do the monochromatic makeup trend of 2017. But maybe you go for a more natural lipstick color. Unless of course you’re a model in a fashion editorial. Back in the 80s, my mom was not a model, but she did use this lipstick trick on her cheeks, I remember so well as I was just a little girl and would love to watch her do her makeup. Lips and cheeks were her thing and she actually rocked this monochromatic trend way before it was a massive Instagram trend. What is MONOCHROMATIC MAKEUP & why is it a trend in 2017? Monochromatic makeup means same tone makeup, and if the colors allow you even same per se color…

Long Hair Don’t Care.

There are probably three things I love most in the world: pizza, Brad Pitt, and long hair. Sure there’s always the inherent liquor (with its nights and best friends), the chocolate cake, activewear, films, endless summers. But Brad Pitt and long hair are the top of my list. Beauty wise 2016 was all about doing you and rocking beauty looks on a spur of a moment, with no rules or trends to follow per se. We live in the times of all is in both beauty and fashion wise. From curly to straight, to beach waves, to pink hair, to blonde, platinum, or chocolate all is in. Long hair AND pixie cuts. With the rise of 70s trend for the past year, and still going strong – LONG HAIR did get more followers so to say. So extra long hair, cut-straight or layered, with a…

5 Sleeping Habits that Ruin Your Skin

You know that sleep is good for your health and your beauty routine. Along with keeping your skin from looking tired, sleep also has an effect on the elasticity and firmness of your skin – the cheapest anti-aging formula around! As you sleep, you reduce cortisol levels; high cortisol levels damage the collagen in your skin, resulting in wrinkles, so low cortisol levels are ideal for maintaining a youthful appearance. Knowing that sleep is good for us overall is one thing, but how we sleep is also a factor in the equation. You may be blocking your beauty sleep efforts by engaging in sleeping habits that actually leave your skin worse off after a full night’s sleep. Sleeping Position Optimal beauty sleep is best achieved on your back. Although stomach or side may feel comfortable, these positions are one of the biggest culprits causing…

2017 Hair Color Trends: Balayage

Before y’all hair gurus say the obvious on this one – like how late I am on the balayage being THE hair color trend right now – please know I know. You’re right though. Balayage has been an IT hair gimmick for quite a while. It was the the ombre trend and its death that actually brought balayage as a trend into spotlight for the past few years, and still going strong. So I guess I’m right too. Amen to that! (to all of us being right.) What exactly is BALAYAGE? The word per se is French, and it’s actually a hair dye technique used for quite a while to give your mane that natural sun-kissed look we’re all naturally having in summer. It’s the most beautiful and natural mix of highlights and shades of blonde, caramel, honey, ash, brunette et all. [the hair dye…

The Supplements To Help With Eyelash Growth

While many people immediately take notice of the dress, shoes or jewellery that starlets and models happen to be wearing when they walk the red carpet and are seen on television, in magazines, or on the Internet, just as many people take a look at them in their close-ups to take a better look at their make-up and eyelashes. The eyelashes help to draw attention to the beauty and colour of your eyes and having a luscious look to your lashes can greatly enhance your overall look. For this reason many people are always looking to emulate these stars and wish they could have that same look in their own lashes. Getting a great look is actually easier than you think and does not have to involve a difficult or expensive process when you use the right products to help you. Avoid the Expensive Options…

7 Ways To Combat Tired Skin

A lack of sleep is a common complaint – up to a third of adults are thought to suffer some kind of sleep disturbance or insomnia. Still, knowing you’re not alone doesn’t help you when you’re wide awake in the middle of the night, and then fall into a deep slumber just before the alarm goes off in the morning. Sleep problems can have many causes, but you can often have trouble sleeping when you’re worried or stressed. The negative effects of not getting enough quality sleep can be cumulative – and this in itself can cause you additional stress as you feel unable to function properly during the day. Physically, missing out on sleep can take its toll, too. You may develop aches and pains as your body isn’t getting enough rest. One of the most obvious symptoms of a lack of sleep is…

The 2016 Eyebrow Trend: Smokey, Bushy & Brushed

Is ‘groomed eyebrows on fleek’ OUT? Has the world of makeup had enough of contouring and glamed looks? I dare say YES. Makeup has had it with too-polished looks, and it seems to me however we turn these days we’re still obsessed with eyebrows. In 2016 we are going back to the full-on natural messy look of young girls who’ve never touched a hair on their brow, and are all about the strong natural look. Still we are left with one Q. What is smokey eyebrows? It’s the opposite of too-groomed, polished, and perfect aka on fleek. Smoky eyebrows are full, slightly messy eyebrows, filled-in if necessary with eyebrow powder, and then blended and brushed upwards, in a somewhat messy smokey way. The idea is to get a young and fresh faced look as if you don’t tweeze those brows and yet they’re a very…

Stay With The Trends: Ladies Handbags & Wallets

Because you are an individual it is only natural that you want everything about you to reflect who you are and what your personality is like. This goes for the car  you drive, the perfume you wear, the clothes you wear and all of the accessories you have to go along with your outfit. Each item makes some type of statement about who you are. Of course what you wear and carry may also be affected by the latest fashion trends you see in magazines, on television or on the Internet. Sometimes when you see that famous person wearing something particular you just know it is meant for you and you have to have it. You can stay with the latest fashion trends and speak to your personality by getting the latest in ladies’ handbags and wallets. Keeping Up With the Trends The problem with…

Boys & Girls HAIR Trend: SLICKED BACK

(…) and it was right after I turned and looked at him, and we shook hands for the first time that it hit me: we both had the same hairstyle. It’s really funny when you think of it, but it’s gotta mean something doesn’t it? His was short of course, like a 50s undercut, long in the front and slicked back like he was this dark handsome vampire in an expensive tuxedo surrounded by his cloud of vicious cigarette smoke. And mine was long, cause I always had long hair, slicked back so it showed off my dark red pout and strapless long dramatic dress. It was a party. And we looked alike in our slicked back hair, and that was all it took. Have you ever noticed how some couples dress alike after a while? How their style is translated form one to another…

A Guide to Selecting Skin Tightening Procedures

How we look can be very important to us. Unfortunately, we all will have to deal with wrinkles at some point in our lives. It’s a reality we all have to face. The older we get, usually it’s the worse it gets for our skin and some turn to surgery to try and turn back the clock of time. However, it doesn’t have to be that way. There are many skin tightening procedures available to fit our budgets. Treating wrinkles sooner rather than later means less drastic measures need to be taken. Take a moment to learn what factors can affect your options. Where do Wrinkles Come From? We all know that wrinkles happen as we age, but do you understand exactly why it’s happening? When we are young, our body produces plenty of essential ingredients to keep our skin healthy. Elastin keeps the skin…