Short girls, did you know that you can look taller wearing flats? Well here is some tips to help you to pick the right pair of flats that will make you look taller.
Pink, reminds me of being a little girl and as an adult the last thing you want is to look like a little princess when you are wearing it. Here are a few hints and tips on how to wear pink like a woman and not like a little girl.
You just love pink but as a strong career women you do not want to seem to girly. Wearing pink in an office setting, opt for a fitted shift dress or a power suit in the shade that complements your colouring. Stay clear of girlish fabrics like lace, chiffon instead go for silk, cotton or linen.
If you are going for a brighter pink shades, can be a bit much in one outfit. So rather go for a splash especially if you are wearing muted colours, that hint of pink will liven it up.
Mixing pink printed pieces are great way to spice up the colour. Add elements like contrasting accessories to break the colour.
Contrasting textures are a great way, to be less pink Barbie, so pair a cute pink dress with a leather biker jacket for a more edgy look.
Keep your look stylish by colour blocking your pinks with neutral colours and complementing bold colours.
Lip gloss is a staple in every make up bag and we all go through our fair share of lip glosses trying to find just the right one. The qualities that I look for in lip gloss is, easy application, no stickiness and high gloss shine. I found these qualities in two of my favourite lip glosses, NARS and Pure Color by Estee Lauder.
Nars lip glosses are easy to apply with an array of vivid colours, moisturizing, no stickiness and long lasting wear.
A lip gloss with the power to light up your face, exactly what every girl needs for those no make-up days when you want your face to shine.
Pure in colour, great wear, light and no stickiness. In a variety of great colours allowing you to shine, shimmer or sparkle.
Pleats are bang on trend this season and a great style to bring out the lady in you. It is also one of those styles that works for any shape, age and height.
Make sure that your pleat style flatters your shape
1. The stitched-down pleats lies flat at the top and is an ideal tummy concealer.
2. Accordion pleats are full through the hips, giving you an hourglass effect.
3. If you have big bums, Knife pleats are perfect as it has the least volume thus creating the illusion of a flat bum.
Highlight your waist
To ensure a slimmed down look, always show off the waistband of your skirt, so whatever you pair it with be sure to tuck it in.
For Curvy ladies a light flowy fabric will not add bulk to your hips.
Short Legs, a hemline that is higher in the middle does not cut you off at the calves
Apple shaped, hide your tummy with stitched-down pleats
Use colour for effect, play around with colours to create interesting contrast
When you think of pleats, it is always paired with cute ballet flats but you can go a bit edgy by pairing it with booties, sneakers or metallic heels.
I am more of a lipstick girl, it is not like I do not like gloss or lip liner, I just have more lipsticks then gloss or lip liner. To be honest I have one lip liner, from Avon and have had it for so long and hardly ever use it.
So the fact that I only have one lip liner got me thinking, maybe I just don’t invest in lip lines because I do not know how or when to use it. So when you do not know, the best thing to do is to learn. So I did some research and hopefully armed with this new knowledge I will start using the one lip liner that I have and hopefully buy some more.
When to use lip liner and what is the best way to apply it?
Lip liner is like your base coat it makes your lipstick last longer and look better. Do use it if you have thin or uneven lips (maybe this is another reason why I have not used mine so much, I do not have uneven or thin lips)
So uneven or thin lips outline your lips with a liner one shade darker than your natural lip colour as this will make it instantly look fuller and more defined. Avoid contouring outside the lines but you can build up your Cupid's bow slightly and tap highlighter over for a plumped up effect.
Use it to stop colour from bleeding
Glossy and moisture rich lipsticks tend to blend more than matte lipsticks so to keep this from happening use a natural or rose toned pencil to line your lips then dab concealer all around your mouth to and set it with loose powder before applying your lipstick.
Go all day and night long
We all want our lipsticks to last all day long to keep it from fading and to avoid that awful ring of colour around your lips when it does fade. Fill in your lips completely with your liner before applying your lipstick, this will act like a sticky tape and hold the colour down longer.
As a substitute
So you mostly have shiny or glossy lipsticks and you want to go matte for the day. Your lip liner will do the trick just for a liner with a thicker and soft tip and with a smudge brush blend it in on your lips.
Lip liner, gloss or lipsticks always looks better on smooth lips so exfoliate and moisturize lips beforehand you can either use your toothbrush to gently exfoliate, do it in a circular motion or make a DIY brown sugar and oil sugar scrub. Moisturise your lips with a lip balm before applying or every night before going to bed.
Okay as they say, knowledge is power, Lip liner here I come, ready to use and abuse you.
The Top Knot
From super slicked back, to loose and dishevelled, the top knot is still a favourite for work, party or just hanging out.
Placement is key when creating a top knot, it should sit flat on the top of your head and not too far back on your head and the hair in the back must be completely smooth.
Once your hair is up in a ponytail backcomb the ponytail for fluffiness and then twist the hair around your elastic band and secure with hair pins. Use hairspray to hold it all in place.
Look Taller, short girls, wearing your hair in a top knot gives the impression that you are taller as it creates a vertical line and adds inches to your size.
Pair it with statement earrings
Change it up by placing it further forward with a side twist
Unlike us, fashionista, our better halves does not always care that their style and look says a lot about them and that looking good makes you feel good and confident about yourself.
I believe that there are 2 types of guys, the ones that does not care about their personal style and image and secondly the ones to whom personal style and grooming is everything.
Dating a guy in the first category, can be a nail biting experience for any on-trend stylist fashionista.
Because you want your man to look good when you are going out but you also do not want him to feel like you are trying to change him.
So what is a girl to do? Do you subtly nudge him by sneaking in new pieces into his wardrobe that you would like him to wear and suggest he wears them every time you go out or bombard him with images of well-dressed men and not so subtly tell him that, that is what you would like him to wear and look like when you go out.
If you have taken it upon yourself to be your man’s personal stylist, here are three basic rules to teach him.
Get The Fit Right
Men want to be comfortable in what they are wearing, so “fit” is not so important to them, as they might find that wearing things that are too tight are for females. So get rid of all those baggy jeans and oversized t-shirts and any items that are outdated. Get him to buy pieces that are more fitted to his body types and shows of his sculpted body (that is if he works out, if not get him to start going to the gym and eating healthy).
Formal pieces, like suits, nothing looks worse than a suit that hangs of your man’s body. Get it tailored for him. A well fitted suit oozes sexiness on any man.
The same applies to casual pieces like jeans, t-shirts and shorts, you do not want to go to tight but when something fits right your man will look like a million dollars even when the items he is wearing is from the high street.
It's All In The Details
Start by finding colours that match his skin tone. When you guys are out shopping hold different coloured t-shirt up to his face and watch what the colour does when you hold it up to his face, does his eye brighten up and does it bring out his features or does the colour make him look washed out. Choosing the right colours that matches his eyes, hair and skin tone can make a huge difference in your man’s appearance.
Shoes, belt and ties these are his finishing touches and gets noticed a lot more. So if he is going for a casual jeans and t-shirt look, pair it with a great pair of loafers and a good belt. As with women, accessories completes any outfit, so you would want his accessories to bring his look together, taking him from 0 to 100 in seconds.
Head to Toe Grooming
Start by introducing him to a cleansing routine, because as his lady, you know that good skin start with cleanse and moisturise.
This does not need to cost a lot of money, the L’Oréal for men range are very good and affordable and if you can get him to start introducing this into his daily routine, he will defiantly see the effects in the long run.
Well-kept Hands And Feet
A manicure and pedicure every now and then is never a bad idea, as a man with long finger and toe nails are not a pretty sight and can easily deflate his well put together look. Along with well-kept hand and feet goes clean and well cut hair and beard (if your man wears a beard).
Do not overdo it on the fragrance, I am sure that your man likes to smell nice and you like it when he smells nice. But do not let him overdo it on the fragrance, so much, you do not want then everyone else to walk out as soon as he walk in because the smell is to over powering. The golden rule is two or three sprays is more than enough.
Introduce him to clay masks, getting him to apply a clay face mask once a week will improve the texture and tone of his skin, as it removes all unwanted impurities such as oil and dirt.
You will never really be able to change your man but you can teach him that looking good is not such a bad thing because there is nothing better than showing off your well-dressed confident man.
Yamini Mehendi –www.facebook.com/YaminiMehendiArt
The best part of summer is showing of a gorgeous pedicure in beautiful sandals. I recently received a beautiful pair TM Sandals as a gift and I am smitten with them.
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I have always wanted a tattoo, but it not so much the pain, it’s just that it is permanent that puts me off the idea. So I decided to go for something that is not so permanent but still beautiful, a henna tattoo.
The use of henna for body art has been used for centuries with the ancient Egyptians and Indian women using this form of temporary tattoos for religious ceremonies, wedding festivals, and body adornment.
I found the lovely Yamini Mehendi /Henna artist on facebook and we met up in Starbucks and while enjoying a cup of coffee she completed my beautiful henna tattoo.
She created a beautiful design, from her organic henna which she produces herself. I was delighted to see the finished product and how quickly she was able to do the intricate designs.
Yamini has a growing clientele as Henna body art has become a very popular trend among western women. Many of her clientele come to her with their own design ideas or like in my case she can easily create a design for you on the spot.
Another trend that I love is the temporary body art, and wanting to keep with the Henna I fell in love with the Vandana collection from Bohemian jewellery tattoos.
Bohemian Jewellery tattoos has a range of designs from classy, edgy boho chic to festive Greek fun.
There Vandana collection takes its inspiration from Henna traditions, beautifully detailed with mixed metallic and hints of black. The 4 sheets of transfers tattoo are perfect to mix and match and the metallic colours sets off beautifully against your skin tone and enhance any outfit with a touch of edginess and sexy elegance.
The designs are great and you can make it the focal point of your entire look whether it a beach day look or a night out look.