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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.

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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 makeup in eyes, lips, and cheeks. Mostly though it refers to the same tones and undertones makeup, and it’s usually best done in shades of pink, nudes, browns, burgundy, peachy, mauve.

The monochromatic makeup look can either be:

  • natural, fresh, and glowy
  • natural bronzed with shades of nudes and browns (my fave)
  • very dark and burgundy, deep reds meet non-saturated browns and oranges.

Don’t think of the monochromatic look as something in the same color per se, but rather a pulled together look based on a color that is extremely flattering on your skin tone.

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Where did this come from?

Somewhere between 80s trends making a comeback, and our love for Instagram #makeuplooks – this was born.

2017 is about fresh glowy bronzed dewy skin I think, and while girls love natural makeup they also love makeup A LOT – so this is a more polished version of the fresh face.

Influenced by Kylie Jenner’s same tone makeup looks (pink, browns, nudes, mauve), and then by celebrities not too long ago at the Golden Globes – so many of them rocking the monochromatic makeup look on the red carpet – no wonder this makeup trend is picking up.

It’s easy to do (sort of), and if you find your color tone it really can do wonders for your overall face makeup. I also think it’s really versatile and easy to pull off on most occasions.

And it photographs amazingly. Did I say I suspect this is an Instagram trend as well?

Let’s get inspired shall we.

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And now if you’ll excuse me I’ll go and practice what I preach. #MonoMakeupHereIcome

Have a fab weekend everyone!

xoxo

 

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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 middle part, wavy, curly or straight, is a massive trend for 2017.

I adore long hair. And although I used to secretly crave for a short haircut, the moment I first used super long hair extensions was the moment I swore to myself I’d grow my hair past my ankles. Well that will never happen, but I can make it to my hips in a few years. Lol.

If, like me, your hair grows with the speed of Monday, and you LOVE LOVE LOVE and lust for long luscious hair, OR if you love long hair, but don’t really want to commit to just one look, one colour, one length, and one hairstyle – you might wanna consider lace front wigs. 

Perfection!

It is the easy way out, but it’s a super fast and healthy hair solution. Veryhair -the hair brand that sells 100% virgin real human hair wigs of all sorts has tons of styles to pick from. Hair is the best beauty accessory, so if you love to play with your mane but also keep it healthy, OR you just have to experiment with color and lengs so much that it’d be impsisble to do it in real time – I am telling you hair extensions and wigs are the way to go.

They got me hooked on both the hair extensions as a great alternative to hairstyles, and to long hair.

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I recommend them from the bottom of my heart. So you can check out Veryhair for those silky luscious hair extanetions. Quality wise they deliver and that’s the most important thing when it comes to wigs and hairextentions: healty hair, human hair, thick, easy to put on and take out.

Long hair don’t care is more than a trend. It’s a look. And with the 70s trend still going strong, and girls’ love for hairstyle experimentation – it ain’t anywhere. It’s basically an invite to everyone to consider it. Commitment issues? Well hello wigs and hair extensions.

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Happy Monday everyone! #hairflip

xoxo

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.

    1. 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 face wrinkles. As you press your face into your pillow, this pressure causes fine lines, not to mention the friction of your skin against the material causes facial blemishes and sometimes breakouts.

Also, as you lay face down, you encourage increased blood flow to your face, which causes fluid build-up in your face, leading to that puffy appearance in the morning, especially around your eyes. Sleeping on your back with your head slightly elevated allows gravity to do the work for you, keeping your face free of excess fluid and out of your pillow.

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2. Cake Face

Do not go to bed with makeup still caked on your face! This will clog your pores, cause blemishes and breakouts deplete your collagen, again leading to wrinkles. It can also cause eye irritation and if the pores around your lash follicles get clogged, can lead to styes. It also dries out your skin and further inhibits the absorption of beneficial skincare products, as it forms a barrier that prevents penetration of the skin’s surface – meaning your moisturizer won’t get through. In general, this nasty habit severely compromises your skin quality. Figure out a good skincare routine that includes cleansing and moisturizing before bed and stick to it.

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3. Lifestyle

If you aren’t getting enough good quality sleep, you are doing a disservice to your skin. This can be due to lifestyle choices, like diet – alcohol, caffeine, and sugar all compromise sleep quality or disrupt your sleep cycle – and pulling too many late nights, either to finish work or because you’re a socialite who likes to party. “A little party never killed nobody,” as Fergie likes to chant, but it will do a number on your skin. Sleep deprivation will cause your skin to swell and will also cause skin discoloration. You need good quality sleep, usually around 8 hours a night, and sound sleep when you are not moving for your skin to properly repair itself; this includes making new collagen and improving circulation to reduce puffiness.

When you toss and turn, your skin cannot repair damage; this usually leaves you with thinned skin under your eyes and visible dark circles. When you sleep in a good position on a supportive mattress, like the options that The Telegraph recommends, you can reduce tossing and turning and allow your skin to get the regenerative sleep that it needs.

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4. Sleep Hygiene

If you do achieve 8 hours of sleep a night, that’s fantastic! But then think of what you do for the other 16 or so hours of your day. Usually this includes being out and about and collecting dirt, pollution, grease, and grime on your skin, which all get transferred to the bedding that you’re sleeping 8 hours in. To avoid the bacterial transfer that will cause skin irritation, inflammation, and breakouts, plan to wash your sheets and bedding at least once a week to rid it of all oils and impurities.

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5. Temperature Control

Although you may be tempted to crank the heat on a cold winter’s night, this can not only disturb your quality of sleep, making you wake often or find it difficult to fall asleep, but it will also dry out your skin. Your room temperature should be a comfortable 68°F or 20°C. You will find that you sleep more deeply when the temperature of the room is slightly cooler. Combat feeling cold by having the right bedding to keep you warm enough to sleep soundly.

If you simply must increase the temperature because you are just about shivering – which is also not conducive to restful sleep – running a humidifier in the background can also help to combat the drying effect of the warm air on your skin.

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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 is applied on sections of hair, not from top to bottom].

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It’s like the summer, the sun, the beach, and all their sunny gorgeous friends decided to have a party in your hair, and the outcome is brilliant as opposed to the after party mess. And it gets better in time. Ha!

Which brings me to the time situation with balayage. Who cares about time? That’s right. It’s such a natural looking hair color trend that you don’t need to re-touch it very often, in fact skipping on a few hair appointments will only make it look better: lighter ends, darker roots.

This technique has been having its natural way with my hair since I was a kid: born with super blonde hair which turned dark blonde growing up, but in summer it always looked better than ever, cause of how it naturally had that highlighted sun-kissed effect.

Now, thanks to balayage, imma get me some sun-kissed hair in mid winter.

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Who can get Balayage?

Anyone really, as it’s a super versatile technique for all hair types and colours. There’s blonde balayage which can actually range from ash blonde to honey blonde, to golden blonde, or dark blonde. Then, there’s the caramael chocolate balayage which is slightly darker. And then there is brunette balayage ,so yes you can actually do balayage on dark hair.

Also, apparnelty there is the balayage highlight, or omblre, whichever floats your boat.

In my humbled non-hair guru opionion, but still one who’s tried all the shades from blonde to brunette throughout time, I think balayage is the most falttering hair colur trend ever, and anyone can look amazing with both blonde or dark balayage, it’s all just a matter of the right tone. Golden warm tones versus cold tones. And the lunky ones are neutral, so that means they can pull of any tone. 

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Why it’s the best hair color trend ever?

It’s low maintance, it’s incredly flattering on everyone being so dynamic and not uni-dimensionl (or whatever), it looks young, fresh, and very effortlessly sophisticated.

It flatters the skin tone, and looks like you literally sat in summer all day long.

Great. Now I’m having a season meltdown here. #summernostalgia

And the worst part is winter’s not even here.

Anyway, here are the pics for hair color inspo.

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Happy hair day I guess!

xoxo

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.

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Avoid the Expensive Options

There are options available to you when you want to get better looking eyelashes, but some of those options can be quite expensive. You can always invest in fake eyelashes and work to apply them and get the look that you want, but if you want them to look natural and give you a great look then you need to have the lashes applied by a professional that is experienced in the process. Going to a spa that does this for you can be quite expensive as each lash needs to be applied individually to get the results you want. You also can run the risk of having reactions to the types of adhesives that are used, creating a situation for an allergic reaction or even an infection. As a safer and less expensive option that really works you can explore some of the best products for eyelash growth that can be found at Top Eyelash Serums so you can find a cheaper, safer and effective alternative.

Supplements for a Natural Look

Many of the serums that you found today make use of vitamins and supplements for eyelash growth so you can work with your own natural eyelashes. This means you will not have to use any chemicals, synthetics or solvents that you need to be concerned about around your eyes. The serums work to help provide the proper nourishment for your lashes that they really need to stay hydrated and to stimulate proper growth in the follicles. This will allow your lashes to grow in thicker and fuller and to be much less brittle, making it less likely that they will fall out before they should.

You can find several different products available for sale in drug stores, retail stores and on the Internet today that can help you with eyelash growth. Take the time to research the products available and read reviews of these products so you can get an idea of the ingredients used, procedures in application and how effective they can be. This will all work together to help you in making the right decision in which product to get to give you the great eyelash enhancement you want.

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Blink, blink. Have a great week loves. Blink.

xoxo

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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 in our appearance. Eyes can look bloodshot and the skin can have a dull appearance. While you can take action to improve your sleep, by cutting down on caffeine, establishing a good bedtime routine so that you have time to unwind and relax before going to bed, it may take a while for your sleep patterns to improve. In the meantime, then, what can help improve the appearance of tired skin?

Tips to tackle tired skin:

  • Start the day with an invigorating shower to wake yourself up and stop feeling groggy. If you can bear it, switch to cold for the last minute as this will tighten the pores in your skin.

  • Use your favourite moisturizer for your neck and face, then treat the eye area with an eye serum. After moisturising, generously spray some Evian or rosewater mist, such as Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist, on your face. This will not only wake you up, but it will also help to hydrate tired skin and provide a great canvas on which to apply your makeup.

  • If your eyes are irritated and red, use soothing eye drops to take away the burning sensation and reduce redness.

  • Use makeup as a way to draw attention away from the shadows under your eyes and get people to focus on a bright lipstick colour. If you don’t like coloured lipsticks, then a bit of gloss will have the same effect. Of course, you can still apply the usual foundation, concealer and mascara, but make the focus your lips, not your eyes. You can also use some lip balm on your cheekbones to add a glimmer at any point during the day.

  • A quick cheat to boost tired skin is to use a light bronzer. Everyone with a glow always looks healthier. And don’t forget to use sunscreen– see if you can find a tinted moisturiser that contains SPF, and reapply every time you’re heading out into the sun.

  • Protect your eyes from bright light with a pair of tinted sunglasses and they’ll feel less irritated. They will also protect you from inquisition on why you’re looking drained.

  • Keep hydrated. The more water you can drink, the better, as it will all help in revitalising your tired skin. However, if you’ve spent a while applying lipstick, use a straw to drink so that you don’t need to reapply.

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All these tips will help give tired skin a boost after a poor night’s sleep, but don’t forget that you’ll need to address the root causes of your insomnia as well. That way, you’ll not only get better sleep, you’ll also need to do less work to get your skin looking in tip-top condition at all times.

Hope you enjoyed this little Monday cup of beauty tips.

xoxo

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?

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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 wild and cool version of ‘on-fleek’.

Actually messy bushy brushed upwards eyebrows are the NEW ON FLEEK brows.

Truth is ever since Cara Delevingne stepped into the spotlight we kinda got the message: thicker brows look better. So then over time, for the past 4 years or so we toyed with eyebrows and their looks so much that we’ve basically done it all eyebrows wise.

Maybe somewhere in this eyebrows-journey we decided to stop playing altogether and just wear them natural from now on. Hence the smokey eyebrow trend. Perhaps it also has to do with summer and how the contouring trend a la Kim Kardashian is slowly dying, and we are more and more celebrating glowy natural slightly imperfect but beautiful looks. Big messy brows fall into this.

Groomed on fleek eyebrows. 

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Messy smokey natural on fleek eyebrows.

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[My eyebrow story in short: When it comes to eyebrows I have literally tried it all: the plucking, the over plucking, the growing, the messy growing, the polished, the filled in, the brushed, tweezed, all of it. Now I decided to stop and let them be. I am also prepared for the horror of the whole process, but secretly praying that I get back the full big beautiful brows I had right before I started plucking in the ’90s. They never did grow back the same, though. Anyway… in this growing/plucking process I have noticed that, like in life in general, I’m quite inconsistent. Sometimes I LOVE a polished groomed eyebrow look. Thick but clean, eyebrows perfectly arched, perfectly filled in, highlighted, and all of that. And then I work for it with all the products and youtube videos next to me, only to change my mind the very next week, and long for a natural messy eyebrow look that’s the opposite off on fleek preciseness.

#thestruggleisreal

So I have decided, influenced by the smokey eyebrow trend as well, to stick to natural for now. It’s summer, nobody wants to draw their brows, unless they really have to, I’m so done with the beauty hassle and perfect editorial looks, I’m just gonna stick to my mascara and a bit of eyeliner, and that’s it.]

Of course, next week I might come back here and tell you how I could’t take the messy look anymore and be all glam team again.

I guess we’ll just have to wait and see for that one.

Bottom line is big bold messy SMOKEY eyebrows are IN, so now you have an excuse to miss a few plucks and get lazy like that. But if this is not your thing, don’t fucking bother doing trends, they’ll change anyway. Go for natural looks and wear your beautiful brows however you wish. They say thicker is better though.

The SMOKEY EYBROW trend in visuals. For inspo you know.

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To pluck or not to pluck is up to you, don’t do it excessively though. 2016 Eyebrows on fleek is more natural than ever.

What do you think about that?

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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.

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Keeping Up With the Trends

The problem with trying to keep up with all of the trends is that they seem to change so quickly. What was hot one month may be completely different just a couple of months down the road. Even so, when certain women’s leather bags, clutches or purses become the latest trend it can be hard to track down the item at a price you can live with. The fashion industry is quick to offer items but they are not always at price points that the average person will be able to fit into their budget. If you really want to be able to keep up with the trends you love you are going to have to do some looking around to find a good source.

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Learning to Shop Around

You want to have a strategy that can help you to find the latest trends and styles in handbags that do not cost you an arm and a leg. Take a look around at some of the wholesale websites that you find on the Internet and see what they have available. These distributors often are able to keep right up with the latest trends in fashion and can have the bags style that you are looking for in the colors you desire and at much less of a price than what you will find at designer retail shops or high-end department stores. The bags will be of good quality and craftsmanship so you can get the look you want and the quality you need but all at hundreds of dollars less than what others might spend.

When you shop around and find a good source for your handbags you not only will be able to stay with all of the latest fashion trends but you can save enough money where you can then buy two or three bags that you really love for the price that one might normally cost. When you want handbags and wholesale purses that are in the latest fashion trends you want to be sure to see BagInc for their selection. You will find all of the latest styles available at prices that cannot be beat.

Inspo below:

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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 until it becomes a couple’s style, how they borrow from one another, how they even look alike, how they talk, and how they wear their hair? Cause you see the HAIR TALK today for both girls and boys is not really accidental.

While thinking about wearing the slicked back hairstyle myself, which led to watching youtube tutorials on how to get the hair, and online research about the slicked back look, something happened: 1) I realised it’s not so much a hair trend, but it’s a go-to-hair-style for sophisticated situations, cause it looks so money I swear. And it’s quite effortless but also very royal, but rocknroll and edgy at the same time. AND 2) it’s done by both men and women, boys & girls, which I think it’s the best part.

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The slicked back hair look is something us girls were doing somewhere in the 80s maybe, the wet look rocked by models on magazine covers in one piece swimsuits with legs long for days, but boys have held the record on this one. Hello the retro wet hair look, the gangsters hairstyle, Al Pacino, Johnny Depp, or even Don Draper (though his is more side slicked back rather than the classic slick). And then of course my husband for whom the slicked back look is a signature hairstyle.

And how could I forget my boy crush right now – Thomas from Downton Abbey, played by Rob James Collier, who is owning this look. Not really slicked back, rather side-slicked-back, but dayum he’s got the most beautiful pitch black wet mane look I’ve seen, best pout, gorgeous face, and incredible swag.

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Moving on.

So why are models sent down the runway in slicked back wet hair? Why does Kim Kardashian go for this look more often than not? Why do celebs chose it for red carpets? It there more to the slick back hairstyle than we thought?

YES. You see, I feel as if we’ve been so caught up in our asses that we overlooked the fabulousness of a slicked back hair. We might take a few notes from the boys on this one.

It’s one of the most elegant and refined hairstyles ever. It’s a perfect go to look for evening, for posh events that require a little more prepping up than our regular 10 minutes. It looks incredibly sophisticated and amazing when worn with a great makeup face, or massive bling. It can be done with short hair, long, medium, and it will look equally great. It really opens up the face, and gives this elegant but edgy vibe to a look.

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When to wear the slicked back hair? It usually is a perfect match for posh gatherings, for weddings, for parties, for elegant places and events. It looks amazing for black tie occasions, for evening: men in suits or tuxedos, women in dresses, or tuxedoes and high heels. I think it’s a fab style.

How to get the slicked back hair?

  • tease the hair at the crown (a lot of it)
  • spray it
  • use dry shampoo
  • spray again
  • use more dry shampoo
  • brush it back
  • don’t detangle it
  • spray it
  • use some oil for ends and baby hairs
  • ta-daaa

Or watch a youtube tutorial on HOW TO.

Pics for inspo below.

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So what do you think about this hair look?

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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.

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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 tight by helping cells to stick tight together. Collagen fills the cell so it stays strong and thick. Working together, these substances keep the skin rejuvenated. Somewhere in our mid twenties, our body slows the production of these items and skin slowly begins to thin and stretch and over time, it sags, forming a wrinkle.

How Skin Types Can Affect Treatments? 

No two people are exactly the same and the same can be said for their skin. Some have oily skin while others can have very dry skin. Then there is sensitive skin that doesn’t react well to any irritants. For example, if a treatment is too harsh, like chemical peels, it can harm the skin and break out or be damaged. The type of skin has to be taken into account when selecting a wrinkle reduction procedure.

Issues With Skin Tones 

Anyone with darker colored skin has to be concerned with reactions to several different treatments. A procedure involving something like a laser device won’t work well if the settings on the device aren’t properly adjusted to dark skin tones. It operates by using a specific light frequency and the standard machine was not developed to handle dark tones. If you make certain the technician modifies the settings or uses a device specifically tuned to dark tones, you should be very pleased with the final results. It’s just a matter of making sure it’s the right equipment.

Other treatments may not be suitable at all for darker skin. The pigmentation in dark skin does not react well at all with procedures involving skin irritants like dermabrasion, chemical peels, or Botox injections. Any of these can result in acne breakouts, post-inflammatory hyper pigmentation, or scarring. If you have dark skin, research side affects and risk. You may just need to steer clear of certain treatments entirely rather than take a chance. With so many other choices, there is a procedure out there for you. You’ll just need to dig a little to find it.

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Start With a Gentler Procedure

If you just don’t feel comfortable taking a risk or just can’t decide if your skin type or skin tone can handle a treatment, consider something gentler. In recent years, radio frequency treatments use sound waves to reduce the sags in your skin, giving you a rejuvenated look. This method does not carry the same issue with pigmentation or skin types, meaning it can be used on all types of skin. Because it isn’t as aggressive, you won’t see changes in your skin right away. The mild procedure is meant to work slowly, so you need to wait for your results. Since the risks are minimal, it might be the right treatment for you.

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We’re not gonna stay young forever, and thank God for that, but it doesn’t mean we can’t look fresh while growing wiser, right? Whatever you do, do it, try whatever you need to to feel amazing in your skin, but never overdo it. Wrinkles are after all a beauty mark of a life well lived. 🙂

xoxo