Have you ever felt like your hair is weak, dry, or maybe you see some split ends? If you are here, that means you would like to give your hair more love and pamper them as much as possible. If you are tired of using potentially harmful chemical products and want to live more sustainably, you can make some DIY masks from organic ingredients. Masks are a great way to improve the condition of your hair, but it might take some time for you to see the desired results. 

Nevertheless, hair masks you make by yourself will work the same, and maybe even better than the ones bought in stores. In times of pandemic and social distancing, you now have more time to take care of yourself! Keep on reading to learn more about DIY hair masks and why you should try them.

But Why Masks?

Hair masks are a little more complicated than regular hair conditioners, and you have to keep them on your hair for a long time. So why bother? A hair mask will work wonderfully both on the hair and the scalp. They can also provide more profound conditioning treatment like:

  • Shinier and softer hair
  • Reducing hair breakage and damage
  • Less frizz
  • A healthier scalp
  • Stronger hair

You have to remember that if your hair is already broken or split, it may be necessary to shorten it a bit. You can easily do that at home, but remember to use professional shears, not kitchen scissors. There are many great websites like Scissor Tech that have amazing models in offer. You can choose high-quality scissors and pick the design you really like.

So, which masks are easy to make and can give you the best results? You’ll find our suggestions below!

Coconut Oil + Honey Mask for Damaged Hair

Coconut oil is known for its cosmetic properties. It is used to moisturize the skin, remove makeup, as a lip balm, or even as a deodorant. Aside from that, you can use healthy fat in the kitchen as it aids digestion. The oil is full of fatty acids, which will help to penetrate the hair a lot more deeply than regular conditioners. 

Honey is an emollient, so it will be a great addition to the mask if your hair stay dry. Its humectant properties will add moisture to the ends and add the healthy glow you need. After regular use of this mask, you may expect smoother and softer hair. 

All you need to do is one tablespoon of honey and one of coconut oil. Mix them in a frying pan or a pot and heat them until they melt. When the mixture gets a little colder, apply it to your hair from top to bottom and keep it for 20-30 minutes, then rinse. 

Banana + Olive Oil

These are the two ingredients that probably sit in your kitchen already. Bananas contain many vitamins and minerals, such as potassium, so they can repair your hair and restore the balance of the scalp. If you have problems with your skin’s pH, bananas are the way you want to go. 

Olive oil’s nutritional properties will make your hair shiny and sleek. It’s rich in fats and Vitamin E, so that it will work wonders on split ends. It will also create a protective layer to keep the hair moist for a long time and protect it from environmental damages like pollution or UV light.

If you want to make this mask, you will need one ripe banana and mash it until you have a lump-free puree. Add one tablespoon of olive oil and stir it until it’s creamy in texture. Apply it and massage your scalp for a few minutes. Keep it for 10-15 minutes, then rinse.

Yogurt + Egg Mask

For colored hair, you can use yogurt to keep it shiny and silky smooth. The proteins that are found in yogurt may strengthen your hair and cleanse the scalp, all without damaging the dye. Some people claim that the regular use of yogurt-based masks will fasten your hair growth. When it comes to vitamins and minerals in eggs, they can make your hair more resistant to damage and boost growth as well. Egg yolk is rich in Vitamin A and E, biotin, folate, and iron.

To prepare the mask, you will need a small bowl. Inside, put four tablespoons of yogurt, one egg, and a tablespoon of olive oil. Mix it all together until smooth and creamy. Apply it to your hair and massage the scalp for 5 minutes. If you have long hair, put it under a cap, leave for an hour, and then rinse. 

The Bottom Line

These DIY masks will give your hair what they need and make them healthy, shiny, and smooth. You don’t need to buy expensive bottles of cosmetics to take good care of them. It may turn out that you already have the majority of ingredients in your kitchen!

Every mask can be mixed with different proportions depending on your needs. You can add or remove anything you like. However, pay attention to the ingredients you use and be careful how much you add. Some oils can have a harmful effect if they are used too often. They may cause your hair to look greasy and weigh them down. Always wash your hair before and after applying a mask, and have fun!

xoxo



You might already know that your hair is just dead protein cells. Only the root of your hair that stays attached to the scalp can absorb nutrients, but the minute it surfaces from the depth of your scalp it loses the ability. Now you might wonder how is it possible for your hair to become susceptible to environmental conditions, as it is already dead. Well, just because you have a head full of dead cells, doesn’t mean you have nothing to take care of.

Just like your skin needs moisturizing in winter, your hair too needs nourishment. No matter what texture is your hair, curly, smooth, wavy, or natural, all are vulnerable to the winter air. The dry winter air sucks all the moisture out from your hair, making it unprotected against the harsh environment. Read on to know how to take care of your hair in winter.

Skip Hair Drying With a Blow dryer

We know how irritating it is to be left with wet hair after your shower in winter. Blow-drying your hair might sound like the fastest and easiest way to dry your hair. However, all the heat from the dryer can damage your hair and cause hair breakage. When your hair is wet, it is most susceptible to split and damage. 

So instead of plugging in that blow-dryer after the shower, let your hair dry naturally.  Towel dry all the excess water and let it dry itself; if you have short hair, it will dry in no time. Even if you have to use a hairdryer, use it at a medium heat high-speed setting; apply a heat protector before you blow-dry.

Don’t Go Out With Damp Hair

You might have already heard from your parents or even grandparents- going out with damp hair will make you sick. Now you can point out it’s not true, but little does it change the fact that going out in damp hair in winter does damage your hair.

When you go out with wet hair, the water in your hair shaft expands by the cold temperature, it exposes the cuticle and leaves your hair susceptible to damage. Besides, cold temperatures can make your hair stiff, making them prone to snapping and breaking off. To avoid going out in damp hair, try to wash your hair when you return home.

Wear a Hat Whenever You Go Out

A hat will provide a buffer against the harsh winter wind. The cold wind can rob off moisture from your hair, making them dry and frizzy. Even if you think a hat will make you look drab or spoil your looks, it is necessary for protecting your hair. However, make sure the material of your hat is smooth, wearing coarse material like wool or cotton can result in split hair. If you have naturally textured or curly hair, apply some hair moisturizer before you put on the hat. If you want to keep your blowout style intact underneath the hat, add a layer of silk scarf between the hat and your hair.

Use Deep Conditioning and Moisturizer

Conditioning is vital for keeping your hair smooth and healthy in winter. Apply leave-in conditioner at least once a week to regain some moisture in your hair. All the indoor heat, hot shower, blow-drying, and exposure to freezing air leave their mark on your hair. To avoid static hair in winter use a leave-in conditioner at least twice a month; more frequently if you have dry hair.

You can use a steam cap during conditioning, to ensure all the nutrients are absorbed well in your scalp. Oil-based moisturizers such as castor oil or shea butter can trap moisture far longer in winter, they don’t evaporate easily in dry air. Oiling your hair will also protect your hair from frizzing, just apply a few drops and see the change.

Shampoo Less

Your hair has a way of protecting and hydrating your scalp with the small secretion of sebum or natural oil. Frequent shampoo sucks out all the natural oils from your hair. When your hair is already dehydrated from the cold winter, depleting even more moisture by shampooing is not a good idea. Even if you have dry scalp or flaking scalp problems, try to use less shampoo in winter.

However, using less shampoo doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your cleanliness; just be a little strategic with hair washing. Wear a hat when you are out, so you have less reason to shampoo your hair; try using a mild shampoo if you have to. You can also use a cleansing conditioner instead of a shampoo.

Don’t Use Hot Water to Wash Your Hair

A hot shower might be the first thing on your mind to kick out the cold when you return home. But hot water opens up the pores on your scalp; the moisture in your hair gets leaked from there. Just like the sauna, it cleanses deeply but also robs all the natural oils. As a result, you end up with dry, frizzy hair.

Coldwater traps the moisture, closes the pore of your scalp and prevents the collection of any dirt. Wash your hair with lukewarm water; if possible give it a final cold rinse to seal off the pores.

Trim Your Hair Regularly

No matter how much care you take to maintain your hair they are bound to develop split ends with everyday wear and tear. To prevent split ends you need regular trimming of your hair. Take out time for self care and trim your hair every four to eight weeks.

Eat Well and Stay Hydrated

There are two ways of maintaining your appearance, one with external care using different products or moisturizer and the other one with healthy eating that will heal your cells from the inside. Getting healthy winter hair also requires you to maintain a healthy diet. Add vitamins and minerals to your diet necessary for your health. Stay hydrated for better scalp health.

The Bottom Line

Ensuring proper winter hair care might feel like too much if you have a busy schedule. However, if you want healthy hair during summer, there is no other way around it. So squeeze out a little time every day for some hair care. Besides, if you invest in hair care it can improve the quality of your lifestyle. Maintain proper hair care and get through this winter like a champ!

xoxo

 

Loungewear sets for ladies should be comfortable and stylish. They should be ideal for sitting around the house and for nice walks in the park. Here are some of the best loungewear outfit sets for 2021.

Madewell MWL Hoodie Sweatshirt and Sweatpants

Madewell produced this combo with recycled polyester and organic cotton. They brushed the sweatsuit for an extra soft touch. It’s warm and fuzzy, and comfortable without being baggy. Hang out in the yard, the game room or poolside, you’re going to relax and look good. You can grab this at Madwell’s site.

Star Printed Hoodie Jogger Set Pajama Set

Though conventionally a pajama set, you could dare venture outdoors in this one. Throw on the hood and no one will suspect a thing. It’s casual enough to pass with its star design against a dark background. The pants are even listed as joggers. Whatever you do, the set’s feminine and stylish. Get it at Dressbarn’s online-only store.

SummerSalt The Coziest Cashmere Blend Jogger and Hoodie

Comfort and style give no compromise in The Coziest Cashmere Blend Jogger and Hoodie from SummerSalt. The ankle cuffs hug and the ribbed waistband isn’t too snug. Sold separately, the hoodie and pants are a bit pricey, but you’ll be happy with the investment. It comes in sizes between extra-small and 2X. Snatch the set up at SummerSalt’s site.

Sepia Linen Unisex Pajama Set with Pants

This one’s definitely on the expensive side. But you’re going to love the relaxed feel. Roll up the sleeves (or not) and get ready to lounge in the best of fashion. The set’s from Sleeper, an all-women operation with decades of experience in design. They promote only the best loungewear for women. Check out Sleeper’s site for more.

ASOS Loungeable Fleece Lounge Set

Do you love teddy bears? ASOS’s fleece lounge set is pretty much an “adult” alternative to hugging up with your teddy bear. The pants come with a slightly tapered, elastic waistband so they fit comfortably. The hood’s fitted and contains no stings. They sell two pieces separately at ASOS, but you’ll get two fine pieces worth the investment.

brooklinen Adelphi Jumpsuit

The Adelphi Jumpsuit is a keeper. The one-piece is stretchy without being too fitted. The soft jersey makes it a good choice for watching Netflix or getting a good night’s rest. If you’re looking to get out, supplement the Adelphi Jumpsuit with a warm cardigan. You’ll find this one at brooklinen.

Washable Silk Tee Pant Set

From Lunya, this Washable Silk Tee Pant Set will require a little digging deep in the pocket. It’s an oversized, full-coverage design with pockets and a high-low hem. Comfort’s increased with side slits on the pants for ventilation and movement. Something called thermoregulating manages body temp and the no-slip grip minimizes riding. If you buy it from Lunya’s site, you get free shipping.

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These loungewear sets for ladies are only the tip of the iceberg for what’s to come in 2021. Let these selections give you an idea of what you can look forward to.

xoxo

 

Out of the challenges of 2020 come inspiration, spirituality, creativity, modernity, and comfort.  It’s a long list that is meaningful and has set the tone for Miami based eveningwear designer Donna Leah in the New Year.  Most important for Donna Leah Designs is joyful fashion and the role that powerful hues and luxurious fabrics will have in helping to revitalize people’s spirits.   The exercise of planning for the months ahead has led the designer to embrace five key trends.

Loungewear

Spend even a few minutes on Instagram and you will see that loungewear has been embraced by fashionistas around the world.  How does that impact a luxury gown designer?  By giving the category a major style upgrade.  Through the use of bold and unexpected colors, opulent fabrics, and modern styling, Donna Leah Designs has taken this fashion trend and put her own unique spin on it.  A love of statement accessories and colorful heels completes a look that is as individual as the wearer.

Denim

Arguably, denim is one of the most versatile fabrics in terms of wearability and its ability to make a statement.  As we emerge from the pandemic, denim is becoming a go-to look for luxury brands.  Rarely does it seem out of place, especially when the item is constructed with fabrics from Switzerland or Italy such as those found in the latest collection of gowns from Donna Leah Designs.  The designer is also excited about the new launch of her denim jackets which take the wardrobe staple and gives it a sophisticated update with stunning sequin appliqués. For fashionistas with a passion for eveningwear and elegance, these jackets are the perfect way to successfully integrate a new style into a wardrobe.

Texture

The hand of a fabric has on some levels an emotional component.  Feeling and wearing something soft gives us comfort and security.  It is a force each morning in the selection of what we choose to wear.  Understanding this, Donna Leah Designs is introducing new items in luxury fabrics that give consumers the sensory experience they are searching for in this new era.   The brand’s evening gowns in soft Italian robin’s egg blue and snow-white leathers are exceptional.  Elevated loungewear is both comfortable and sophisticated, and the new denim jacket collection is fresh and familiar at the same time.  No matter what Donna Leah is designing, fabric and its texture are first and foremost in what the ultimate creation will become. 

Color

Donna Leah has gone full speed ahead with bold hues that have a powerful energy and can change one’s frame of mind. It has been well established that color is a natural mood enhancer that can be used to tell a brand’s story.  For Donna Leah, that story is about her love of nature and her passion for self-expression.  In 2021 expect to see Donna Leah Designs with more monochromatic style in all areas of the collections from gowns to loungewear and everything in between. Donna Leah embraces colors with no apologies because she believes strongly that color can bring happiness and joy to the wearer.  She believes that color isn’t just reserved for certain occasions and that it makes a powerful statement for her gowns and loungewear.  Living and working in Miami, her selections reflect inspirations from the ocean, sunsets, and foliage. 

Modernization

With so many fashion rules being broken this past year, it is only natural for a designer to feel even more liberated.  Donna Leah, always designing for her true self first, sees her new collections as a celebration of what is to come.  Sleek gowns in gold and sapphire, denim jackets with luxurious sequin appliqués, loungewear that is bold and sleek, and t-shirts that give back to important causes.  Expect to see breathtaking gowns from the designer who believes in discovering the excitement of dressing up again.  Her message has always been that it is the joy that the gown brings and not only the occasion.

Ultimately, the era of the pandemic has made people gravitate to comfort dressing, but that does not deter Donna Leah Designs.  Every challenge has its antidote, and for Donna Leah that means eveningwear that is dramatic and makes its mark in other areas of the brand including denim, loungewear and even Superhero t-shirts.  After so many months of uber-casual dressing, consumers will be craving the next level of a polished look.  Donna Leah is ready.

xoxo D.

As winter moves in, many people retreat indoors, believing that is the best way to remain healthy. Unfortunately, this may not be the case.

If you are concerned about your health and wellness this winter, there are some steps you can take. One is to invest in quality women’s probiotics. Other tips can be found below.

Go Outside as Much as Possible

It is easy and convenient to go outside during the winter months. Thanks to covered garages, it is possible to go from the car to the office and then back to the vehicle without ever having to feel the icy blast of winter weather.

Unfortunately, if you stay indoors day after day, with nothing but artificial warmth, and people who are sniffing and coughing, you are eventually going to get sick.

Pick a day when the sky is clear and blue and when it is not raining outside. Make sure you put plenty of layers on and step outside to enjoy that winter sunshine. Take time to admire the beauty of the snow – you will feel better, and your body will thank you.

Get Plenty of Exercises

Have you made it your goal to get more exercise? If so, how is that working out for you?

If things have not gone as well as you hoped, do not get too down on yourself. It can be difficult to remain motivated when it is cold outside and when the days are shorter.

Select a gym nearby or find a local fitness group or even an online stream that works with your life and schedule. Purchase some fun workout gear and schedule workouts, just like you would an appointment. You can even download mobile apps to chart your fitness efforts and results. Be sure to make the most of a beautiful, sunny, winter day by dressing warmly and going for a run.

Eat the Available Winter Produce

During the winter months, your meals do not have to be boring or vitamin deficient. Try to reduce your intake of carbohydrates like pasta and white bread. Instead, fill your plate with winter squash, pomegranate, citrus, and leafy greens, which all thrive during the cold winter months.

All these vegetables and fruits are full of nutrients, fiber, and antioxidants, which will increase your energy while helping keep winter weight away. Some of these can reduce the likelihood of cancer, too.

Protect Your Skin Inside and Outside

Dry, cold air will suck moisture out of your skin. When you combine that with blasting hot air from your heating unit and winter fabric that is scratchy and thick, your skin may feel scaly, itchy, and dry.

You can keep moisture locked into your skin using a heavier, oil-based moisturizer. Be sure to lather this whenever you get out of the shower or bath or when your skin feels dry and itchy. Be sure you are drinking plenty of water, too, and eating foods, such as berries, full of omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, and think about using a humidifier to add more moisture to the air.

Vitamin D Considerations

Are you the one person who seems to catch every stomach bug, cold, and flu going around? Do you feel blue and bad during the colder months of the year? If so, it may be an issue with your immune system.

Your mood and immune system rely on the presence of vitamin D. Since vitamin D is created in the body after you spend time in the sun, it is not too uncommon for individuals to become vitamin D during the winter months. Vitamin D is also beneficial for ensuring the body can properly absorb and retain phosphorus and calcium, which is necessary for building and repairing bone.

If you are unsure if you are vitamin D deficient, you can request a blood test from your doctor. This will let you know for sure if a vitamin D supplement would be beneficial.

Maintain a Regular Sleep Schedule

Your sleep-wake cycle is regulated by a naturally produced hormone – melatonin. This is something released as a response to light. Suppose you are over-exposed to light at night, like the light emitted by electronic devices, television screens, or computer screens. In that case, it will inhibit melatonin’s release, which reduces sleep quantity and quality. This can cause you to feel tired and sluggish the following day.

It is a good idea to try to go to bed and wake up at the same time each day, no matter the season. Also, minimize TV watching and computer use at night. If necessary, take a melatonin supplement if you find it too difficult to get adequate sleep.

Consider Using Natural Remedies

Does your throat feel scratchy or sore? Are your eyes or nose feeling congested? Have you noticed a shift in your health and well-being, but is it still in the early stages?

If so, it is a good idea to keep a few natural remedies on-hand and at home to use at the first sign of the flu or a cold. Zinc, olive leaf, vitamin C, garlic, elderberry, and echinacea can boost your overall immunity levels while increasing your resistance to the most common winter viruses.

Keep Track of Your Heart Health

Extreme cold, along with too much exertion, is not good for your heart. Studies have also shown that rates of heart attacks increase as the temperatures are reduced. Also, people who are usually sedentary and subject themselves to sudden or intense bursts of activity are at a higher risk level.

If you must go out in the freezing cold, be careful. Take things slow and do not try to do too much at once. If you begin experiencing chest pain, take this seriously. If you begin to feel extreme discomfort, pain in your upper arm, neck, or chest, or if your chest feels tight, you should seek medical attention right away. In most cases, a heart attack begins with mild symptoms, so be sure that you have any chest pain symptoms evaluated by your doctor or someone at the local emergency room.

Staying Healthy This Winter

You are in control of your own health and well-being. You need to take the steps and information here to ensure the desired results are achieved. 

xoxo D

 

Only a few décor elements are as fundamental and transformative as an area rug. 

Texture, size, colour, shape and pattern are all variables to consider, along with the persistent doubt of whether it will clash or complement with existing furniture. One wrong, not to mention extremely costly, choice can throw an entire room off balance. 

Hunting for the perfect rug to complement your living room? Consider these tips from the pros and you will be snuggling up in no time. 

 Make Sure the Pile Fits Your Lifestyle 

Before the search even begins, consider your lifestyle. As yourself: Is the priority comfort or glamour? How do you imagine living in this room? Something that will successfully hide wear and tear (like coffee and wine spills)? Do you love to entertain every weekend? For instance, a low-pile wool rug should be easier to clean than something super fluffy or plush. Wool flatweaves are low maintenance because they let most spills fall through without pudding on their surface. If your living room happens to be a low-traffic area, consider silk or a soft mohair rug. They both feel and look amazing under bare feet. Jutes and other natural-fiber options are quite easy to keep up well, however, they are not the most useful if you have kittens that claw and can be scratchy on crawling children skin, for instance.

Consider Care in Your Decision

Flatweave rugs in either acrylic yarns or wool yarns suitable for /outdoor indoor use are both cleanable and durable. Patterns, on the other hand, can be another tricky source of durability. If you consider tips for buying a vintage rug with a busy design throughout, this will contribute to the long-lasting aspect, as possible stains would be less apparent. This can be a particularly helpful household with kids and pets or in a setting like a kitchen, where you’ll be cooking.

Your rugs could benefit from a professional cleaning-touch every now and then, but it might be best to avoid true antiques if you don’t wish an added expense of restoration.

Figure Out Your Rug Style Profile 

Need your new rug as neutral and grounding as possible? Or do you prefer one that’s bold enough to command your large living-room? Something textural or solid will do the former, and a geometric pattern is perhaps better for the latter. That said, it makes sense to add a piece that’s at style likelihoods with the rest of the room, just throw a twist in an otherwise ‘’too perfect scheme’’. Antique-inspired and vintage rugs bring such charm and a sense of history to any space, especially if the architecture is more modern.

Shop Online but Don’t Ignore Brick and Mortar Stores 

There are a plethora of shops online, but not all of them are reliable. We suggest focusing on a website’s responsiveness, photos, and transparency to determine its credibility. If possible, ask the vendor for extra close-up photos if they are not already posted. Also, any seller your buy from should have an amenable return policy as the seven-day return grace period.

It never hurts to visit a few real stores either. As you know, there is no substitute for feeling and seeing a product up close. For instance, you can purchase and have it rebound in some specialty carpet stores if you can’t find something off-the-shelf that you like.

Jewelry is the staple of every outfit no matter what the season is. However, just because it’s winter, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have the opportunity to show off your amazing jewelry. Matching jewelry with winter clothing can be a challenge, but it can also be a fun experience if you know what to look for. First of all, you don’t need to sacrifice your jewelry for the sake of scarves, hats, gloves.. When you take off your jacket and all additional “winter equipment”, all eyes will be on these statement pieces. Keep reading to find out how to pick out a perfect piece of jewelry for your winter outfit.

Turtleneck & a Cuban Chain

Pairing a turtleneck with a necklace can always be your go-to combination for winter months. Not only is this warm and cozy, it can look really stylish if you pick out a perfect type of accessory. Monochromatic turtlenecks and a stylish cuban chain can take the look to a new level in terms of elegance and style. If you have vividly coloured accessories you can add a pendant in the same colour to create more cohesion. This is a simple, but effective way to add depth to the look and strike a balance between the colour of the turtleneck and the silver metallic or gold plated jewelry. 

Statement Earrings

A pair of fashionable statement IceLink earrings will highlight your face shape and accentuate your eye colour. If you opt for busy patterns for your outfit, then make sure the jewelry is simple in design, size and style. Showy accessories can work wonders for a night out, dinners at restaurants or when your makeup game needs to be strong. However, for a casual brunch or a business meeting our advice would be to keep it simple. Diamond stud earrings can soften your facial features and give more dimension to your entire appearance. If you have darker hair, think about blue or green pendants, and if your hair is lighter, go for something radiant such as pink, purple or fiery red. 

Skin Tone and Face Shape

This goes for every season, not just winter. Pay attention to your skin tone and face shape to make sure you picked out jewelry that will compliment them instead of making them wider or paler than they actually are. For example, silver is a great pair for natural skin tones whereas gold will complement darker hair and matte skin. When it comes to face shapes, women with oval faces should avoid oval jewelry, but stick to triangular or stud earrings. Ladies who have a heart-shaped face will accentuate their natural facial features with drop earrings which don’t taper at the bottom. 

Sweaters & Bracelets 

If you’re a fan of bracelets, you don’t need to sacrifice them just because it’s time for oversized sweaters and long sleeves. You can still wear a sweater and a bracelet at the same time even though bracelets aren’t too visible when you wear sweaters or cardigans. However, what do you think about wearing bracelets atop your sweater? This can look really chic if the sweater has a straight hem and a simple design. Even tennis bracelets can be a great addition to oversized sweaters if you wear 3 of them in a row, so they look thicker and the chain appears stronger. 

Complete the look with a set of bold or simple jewelry, depending on the occasion, and always take into consideration details such as outfit, makeup and additional accessories you decide to bring with you. What do you usually wear during winter months and how do you incorporate jewelry into the outfit? Leave a comment below and tell me all about your experience!

xoxo D.

Whether you see yourself as a fashion icon right now, or you don’t know the first thing about fashion and you’re curious about what’s out there for you, everyone can always be more stylish. Any outfit can be made more fashionable with just a few changes here and there, and any wardrobe can be a stylish one with a little thought. 

If you’re considering what your new year’s resolutions might be, and being more ‘on trend’ is one of them, we’ve put together some useful and simple ideas on how you can be more stylish no matter what you like, wear, or have to spend. 

Don’t Buy Something That Doesn’t Suit You 

Being stylish is about more than just wearing fashionable clothes. That might be a part of it, but it’s not everything. It’s not even the most important part. The most important part of being stylish is wearing clothes that suit you. If you do that, it won’t matter if you’re wearing the most current trends or something from a decade ago, you’ll still look great. 

This is where many people make mistakes. They think they have to have the very latest designs to look stylish, and they buy them, spending a lot of money only to find they don’t look good and their style has gone. 

If you only buy clothes that truly suit you, whether it’s the color, cut, fabric, or all of the these, you’ll look great and, more importantly, you’ll feel great. 

Don’t Buy Bargains ‘Just Because’

Saving money on fantastic pieces of clothing is a wonderful thing, and it’s something that we should all look out for – sales and bargain bins and even thrift stores can be treasure-troves of beautiful, stylish clothes for a fraction of the normal cost. 

If you buy clothes just because they’re on sale and they’re not clothes you would usually wear or that suits you well (e.g. the color makes you look unwell, or the fabric causes allergies and leaves you seeking itchy eyes allergy relief every time you wear it), it’s a waste of money. You’ll either never wear them, or you’ll feel uncomfortable when you do. 

Bargains are only bargains if you would have bought the item anyway, so bear this in mind when you’re shopping for new clothes. 

Clothes Swap 

Not everyone has a huge budget for clothing, so it might feel difficult to switch up your wardrobe when you feel the need. However, there is something you can do that will cost you nothing and that will change everything. You can clothes swap. 

You simply need to have one friend, or even a group of friends, who are the same size as you. Invite them round for drinks and snacks and ask them to bring any clothes they might want to swap with you. Then bring anything out of the closet that you want to swap. 

Put the clothes in a pile and dig in! Not only is this a fun way to spend time with your friends, but it will also give you an entirely new wardrobe for free. 

xoxo

The most daunting task is when an individual is to make a swift decision on what kind of gift to buy and what they shouldn’t. Nevertheless, things are slowly becoming much easier thanks to technological advancements, unlike before. However, if you’re not too familiar with the internet and are not often a user in buying  stuff online, finding the perfect valentine’s day gift for your significant other can be challenging. The online space is a great way to access amazing gift hampers and unique pieces at friendly prices. Equally, various offers are available, including bonuses and discounts that make you realize value out of your money. There is also the provision of having the gift delivered right at your doorstep in good time to beat the occasion deadline. The art of gifting requires you to follow the tips below.  

 


  1. Take Advantage of Cookies

In technological terms, cookies mean small and refined text files stored regarding your interactivity with the web pages. When you use cookies, it becomes possible for online stores to tailor what best suits you and make the interaction much more efficient. You can always have access to targeted ads and in real-time. However, as long as you use cookies, be smart, and delete them not to leave browser history traces.


  1. Clear Browser History Always

It is an everyday phenomenon for you and your loved ones to share gadgets most of the time or leave it unlocked and go away. That calls for keeping your search history cleared at all times. That is to avoid leaving traces of information concerning the websites you have visited before. If it’s way a surprise gift, the whole thing gets spoilt in a blink. The worst-case scenario is where your partner can eavesdrop on the search history when you start typing something, and automatically the browser auto-suggests histories. To avoid such scenarios, delete online history always.


  1. Try Out VPN

In recent times, your IP address can also cause targeted ads to be shown to your device and device connected to your home network. As a result, your loved ones will also have access or have leads on what you are planning to buy when preparing the gift. It will, therefore, cause a weird form of suspicion to creep. Worry no more, as with a reliable VPN solution, you can always have encrypted device access to the internet and keeps your identity anonymous while surfing. It can always make your time online swift enough. 


  1. Browse in Incognito Mode

The hassle of keeping on deleting browser history and cookies every time you surf isn’t right. The solution would be to use incognito browser mode every time you are buying a gift online. Your history of the shopping websites visited will be a secret.

When searching for a perfect valentine’s day gift to buy online, make it as secret as possible not to ruin the moments using the above sure-fire tips. Make it a joyous moment and as surprising as it would be.  

xoxo

Luxury brands are loved around the world and the most well known brands have come from Dubai. Dubai is synonymous for luxury fashion and you can get it a fraction of price. The brands provide people with style and class; along with comfort. The list of luxury and famous brand available in the country is a long one. They have quite a few brands that are head turning and design stunning clothes. So below is a list of famous brands that can be used to update your wardrobe and to give yourself a different look.

  • Chanel

The brand is basically famous for Chanel Perfume, the Black Dress and the Chanel Suit, and is one of the top selling brands in the UAE and other parts of the world too. It is equally popular in India as well. The brand also specializes in making Fine Jewelry, Watches, Make-Up, Skin Care and Sunglasses. Though it is a very expensive brand, still there are some ways one can make his purchase at Chanel budget-friendly.

  • Gucci

It is also one of UAE’s leading fashion brands that are known for its wealthy looks. The people who look for quality and Italian craftsmanship prefer Gucci in the first place. The products that are made by this brand are highly desirable and fashionable which include ready-to-wear, leather goods such as bags, shoes, time pieces and jewelry. Gucci is said to be re-inventing a wholly modern approach to fashion. You can buy this brand from leading website Amazon.ae, Namshi, farftch and more.

  • Ralph Lauren

Ralph Lauren is the first American brand in the list which is widely known for its expensive bags and watches. Change is said to be a vital part of everyone’s life and they make sure they design that change. They create timeless styles along with sustainable product design. The brand offers one of the most expensive leather bags collections which range from $1700 to $4000. So it is one of the most loved brands among the wealthy in UAE. The brand is really an expensive one but some websites offer coupon codes and deals to make the purchase pocket friendly and economic. This brand is available leading online website amazon.ae, noon, levelshoes, 6th street, ubuy, farftch and namshi.

  • Dolce&Gabbana

Dolce&Gabbana appeals to those who look for clothes that are more e formal and timeless pieces which perfectly fit in for the seasonal changes and the long term trends. Other than the apparel range, its make-up range is also quite popular. And of course, its sunglasses, corrective eyewear, purses and watches have also increased its sales. A variety of products and a huge collection is carried out by this brand.

  • Dior

Dior is considered the symbol of excellence, elegance and luxury by the women. The brand is specifically designed for women keeping in mind their needs and requirements. The make-up range that they offer has a lot of products; they have quite a few perfumes and other products too. Apart from that Dior Home Division is also popular among men and the brand also offers baby Dior labels too.

There are a lot of other famous brands preferred by the people of UAE; like Prada, Fendi, Armani, Jimmy Choo and others.