Sophia Smith

Tuesday, 10 March 2020 14:50

A Conscious Gift Guide for Mother’s Day


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For those who love the holiday season, the art and science of shopping for gifts for their loved ones is a treat and a pleasure. For others, however, the trouble of finding that perfect present might be more of a burden. You want to discover something unique, purposeful, something that the person for whom it is intended will love and genuinely use. Alas, the sheer volume of choices can be overwhelming, so you find yourself stuck with the typical selection of Christmas sweaters, a box of chocolates for Valentine’s Day, and a bottle of her favorite wine for Mother’s Day – a safe, albeit mundane choice.

Why not leave your gift-giving comfort zone and choose something that is in line with your mum’s values? If your mother loves a gift that will make a difference and bring more than material, but spiritual value into their life, you can aim for such a present for this year. Here are a few worthy options to keep in mind for the motherly figure in your household!

The Socks That Keep On Giving

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Did you know that socks are the least donated item to the homeless, hence one of the most items needed across the US and wider? It turns out that you don’t have to stick to traditional design if you want to make this particular purchase. You can go for brands such as Mitscoots that make and sell gorgeous socks and other gear, and then donate items in the same value to those who need them most.

Plus, they go above and beyond to aid the community by hiring the transitioning homeless people. Alternatively, Conscious Step has other versatile contributions such as using their profits to provide treatment for HIV-positive expectant mothers, schoolbooks through Room to Read, and meals for starving children.

Add Some Sparkle With Ethical Makeup

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Your mum loves to use makeup? You can easily surprise her with a little gift bag of your own this Mother’s Day, with items that are vegan, cruelty-free, and made sustainably to avoid harming Mother Nature – a perfect way to send the right message.

Axiology makes natural organic lipstick that still pops, so the aesthetics of their products loses no luster to their ethical measures. Other brands offer an equally stunning range of beauty items, so take your pick and impress the mom in your home!

Haircare With A Green Twist

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Wherever you look, there’s yet another beauty brand with glitzy products perfectly alluring and simple to procure for the inexperienced shopper. Still, these are the perfect proof that all that glitters isn’t gold, and that you should refine your search and opt for brands with higher ambitions to heal the planet.

For example, organic and natural hair wax by Zenz uses only certified organic ingredients that cause zero harm to the environment, and that will provide ample goodness for your mom’s locks without causing any damage. The founder herself had trouble with allergies caused by the chemicals in typical hair products, inspiring her to create a label that will help women style their hair in a natural way. With ingredients such as aloe vera, essential oils, and beeswax, your mom’s hair and scalp will love the treatment.

A Handmade Purse

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If your mom is a great supporter of recycling and upcycling, then you can give her a long-lasting gift this Mother’s Day that is made with those precise principles in mind. Crossbody purses by Dagne Dover are as beautiful as their ethical efforts, while Cult Gaia uses natural materials such as wood in their bag-making processes.

You can also easily find brands that don’t use fur or support any other form of animal cruelty, while their creations are still lovely and up to par with the latest trends. It’s yet another wonderful way to express your appreciation of her style preferences, while you also treat her to something she likely wouldn’t buy on her own, and you can always easily check so as not to get the same one she already owns.

Responsible Apparel Brands

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Fast fashion is one of the greatest culprits of the climate crisis, and we can all make smarter decisions when we want to make our loved ones happy. Look for slow-fashion brands, those that give back, recycle, support different organizations, steer clear of water waste or toxic pollutants in their production lines, and the like.

Levi’s Water<Less Collection uses over 90% less water to make their jeans, making this a true leap forward in the industry. You can also look for other factors such as using organic cotton, recycled materials, and no harmful chemicals.

Finding the perfect gift is no easy task, but you can make the search a little easier when you keep your values in mind. Consider these gifts for your upcoming Christmas shopping list, and not only will you make your loved ones happy, but you’ll also help your purchases make a difference for the world.
Tuesday, 03 March 2020 15:03

The Complete Guide to Men's Accessories

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Although finding the perfect details to finish off an outfit isn’t something most men tend to think about, the right accessory can truly be your best friend. Apart from providing you with subtle, stylish touches that easily tie your whole look together, accessories can also highlight your individuality and personal style, helping you stand out from the crowd. From headwear to jewellery and tasteful details, here is a complete guide to men’s accessories that will help you elevate your personal style:

Hats

Although there are a wide variety of different styles available today, a good hat can add elegance and flavour to any outfit, helping you look stylish and put-together effortlessly. For example, a trendy snapback can easily upgrade a casual t-shirt and jeans combo, a newsboy cap can add some interest to a business casual look, while a fedora paired with an elegant suit helps you achieve that classy gentleman vibe. No matter which style you opt for, make sure that the hat you choose complements your outfit beautifully, and ties the whole look together.

Sunglasses

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Taking inspiration from some of the coolest Hollywood dads, the right pair of sunglasses is the ideal accessory to upgrade any outfit, no matter how plain, and make you look that much more stylish and refined. While finding the perfect sunglasses for you might be difficult with such a wide array of options, you can never go wrong with a classic style, such as aviators or clubmasters, in neutral colours like black and brown, as these shades can truly stand the test of time, helping you look incredibly fashionable with minimal effort.

Watches

Not only does a good watch make a powerful statement, but it is also the perfect way to elevate any outfit, and add some class and style to a man’s look. From dress watches that are ideal for formal occasions to casual watches you can complement your looks with every day, there a number of watches you can choose from to find the ideal one for you. But regardless of your personal style, the one thing every man should own are elegant Swiss watches, as their sleek look and timeless design make them suitable for any occasion, while always making you look polished and refined.

Jewellery

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Being the most noticeable piece of jewellery you can wear, the necklace you choose is incredibly important. Whether it’s a dainty metal chain with a sentimental pendant or something as classic as a dog tag, make sure your necklace is a reflection of your personality. Apart from bands representing special events, rings can also be a great way of expressing your style, whether you wear them individually or stacked for an impacting look. Although mostly worn by men with alternative styles, bracelets are perfect for complementing casual outfits as well, from small metal ones to eye-catching canvas and leather bands.

Belts

Matching your belt with the colour of your shoes is an essential rule that shouldn’t be broken when it comes to professional and formal attire. But apart from a sleek black or brown leather belt that is most appropriate for these types of occasions, casual outfits can give you much more options to express your personal taste and style. Whether you opt for a leather or a canvas belt, you can easily add a bit more interest and dynamic to your everyday looks by choosing a colour that perfectly complements the colour palette of your outfit.

Socks


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Although it might not be the first accessory that comes to mind, socks are a great way to express your personal style, and they have even become a prominent fashion trend in the last few years. If you have a more minimalist aesthetic, you can always choose a solid, neutral pair, but don’t be afraid to experiment with a bit of colour and print every once in a while. Simply pairing a plain, casual outfit with socks in bright colours or funky patterns, such as stripes and polka dots, can add some fun and interest to your everyday looks.

Regardless of which accessories you opt for, keep in mind that less is always more. Stick to one or two statement pieces to elevate your outfits, and you will always look like a chic, fashionable and refined man.
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Whether you are trying to protect a sleek blowout, maintain healthy and defined curls, or simply aiming to nourish and repair damaged hair, preserving your hairstyle while you sleep is easier that it might initially seem. With just a bit of preparation before heading to bed, you can easily wake up with sleek, smooth and absolutely gorgeous locks. So, here are some simple ways you can make your hairstyle stay looking good during the night:

Don’t Go To Bed With Wet Hair

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Regardless of the texture of your hair, going to bet with wet or even damp hair is never a good idea. Apart from ruining the hairstyle you put so much effort into making overnight, continuing this practice of sleeping with wet hair will ultimately lead to hair damage, breakage and split ends. So, it might be a good idea to consider changing your routine, whether that means washing your hair a few hours earlier, or even when you wake up in the morning. If you still want to take a shower right before bed, then remember to put on a heat protectant, and thoroughly blow-dry your hair before going to sleep.

Brush Your Hair Before Going To Sleep

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If you have straight or even slightly wavy hair, combing through your strands before going to bed is another simple way of ensuring you wake up with a smooth and silky hairstyle. Apart from de-tangling any knots you might have, brushing your hair every night will also help you evenly distribute the natural oils from your scalp throughout your hair, helping you avoid grease and build-up on the scalp. Whether you opt for a wide tooth comb or a paddle brush, make sure not to brush your hair too much or comb it when it’s wet; a gentle, quick, all-over brushing is all you need to have gorgeous hair in the morning.

Invest In A Silk Sleep Bonnet

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Whether you want to preserve your beautiful blowout overnight or wake up with perfectly bouncy curls, one of the best things you can do to your hair is to protect it with a silk hair wrap for sleeping during the night. Helping you avoid breakage, frizz and flyaway strands by preventing your hair from rubbing up against your harsh pillowcase, not only will silk sleep caps keep your hairstyle intact while you sleep, but they will also allow you to wake up with smooth, shiny and luscious hair. As silk is one of the softest and gentlest materials for your hair, it’s ideal for maintaining any hair texture or preserving any hairstyle, whether it’s a loose bun or perfectly formed curls.

Braid Your Hair Before Bed

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Putting your hair in braids before you head to sleep is a simple yet effective way of waking up with a beautiful texture, whether you want to preserve the beachy waves you made with a curling iron, or you’re simply looking for a quick trick for an effortless overnight hairstyle. What’s more, loose braids are also one of the most protective hairstyles you can sleep in, as long as you don’t pull them tight. All you need to do is put your hair into one or more braids (depending on the type of waves you want to achieve) while your hair is still damp, and you’ll wake up with gorgeous beachy hair in the morning.

Apply A Hydrating Hair Serum

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As an additional step to help prevent frizz and flyaway strands, it might be a good idea to apply a hydrating, oil-based serum on your hair before going to bed. Besides helping your hairstyle stay in place, a good hair serum will also give you a luminous shine and a silky finish, allowing you to wake up with moisturized, soft and healthy locks. However, keep in mind that moderation is key when it comes to applying hair serums, as only a couple of pumps saturated throughout the bottom half of your hair are enough to nourish and replenish your strands with the hydration they need to look their absolute best.

Simply by incorporating a few extra steps into your hair care routine every night, you can ensure your hair will stay healthy, shiny and frizz-free, and you can rise and shine to another great hair day.
Monday, 20 January 2020 09:28

Best Red-Carpet Hair Tips To Try Yourself

Achieving the perfect hairstyle is never an easy task. It will take you at least 20 minutes to get that irresistible sleek, shiny hair and more than half an hour to get voluminous, alluring curls. And let’s not forget how much time we have to steal from our daily schedule to get our hair into one amazing, not too tight, but also not too messy, ponytail. That is why it is no wonder that sometimes, especially early in the mornings, when we are already late for work, we simply put our hair in a basic bun.

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In order to avoid this and to help you get a chic and trendy hairdo, whether you are going to work, for a casual brunch or even going to a special event, such as a prom, we bring you the best hair tips that will make you look like a real Hollywood star.

1. When In Doubt, Go For A Sleek Bob

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If you want to have a hairstyle that is timeless and stylish, but is also easy for maintenance, you should go for a fashionable bob or lob. That, of course, includes a considerable chop to your hair, but you will see that taking a few inches off is going to pay off. You can go for a shorter version of this haircut like the Bohemian Rhapsody star, the stunning Lucy Boynton has opted for, and have your hair reach just in-between your chin and your jawbone.
 
On the other hand, you can opt for a longer bob, such as the one the gorgeous actress Natalie Portman rocks with style. Moreover, you may notice that a number of celebrities happily wear shorter or longer bobs and you can see that they look impeccable both in formal and casual outings. However, although a messy, choppy bob is incredibly trendy, a sleek hairstyle is certainly both classy and quite modern and thus, always a good choice.

All you need to achieve a sleek bob is to put some nourishing serum on your hair and blow-dry it straight. The next step is to use a heat protection spray and then straighten your hair section by section. Once you are finished, use a few spritzes of hairspray and your perfect hairstyle will last throughout the day.

2. The Secret Lies In The Hair Extensions

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If you have watched at least one red carpet event, you must have noticed that many of the famous ladies opt to wear their hair in beautiful and striking ponytails or buns. But have you ever thought that the greater number of those exquisite hairstyles includes hair extensions? Most likely not, because the majority of the celebrities have their hair done so that it looks as if all of it were their own lavish hair. However, the secret is in luxurious long clip in hair extensions, which you can easily get for yourself and rock a spectacular ponytail or bun any day. Just make sure that your extensions match your hair color so that everything looks completely natural. Now you can grab a hair tie and a few pins and get your hair in an amazing up-do. To finish off the look, apply a bit of hair wax (not cream) to sleek any flyaways and to add some shine to the hair.

3. Flawless Waves And Hairspray

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We can spend hours in front of the mirror trying to get those voluptuous and chic waves, and still not be happy with the final result. That can easily be changed and the key is in hairspray. As simple as it sounds, hairspray is your best friend when it comes to curling your hair. Celebrity hairstylists use hairspray before curling their clients’ hair in order for the hair to be more flexible and thus catch on better to the shape that the curling iron gives it. They part the hair into sections, spray each section and then curl them. You can repeat this process in your own bathroom and after you get those irresistible waves, you can spray your whole head once more with hairspray, in order for the hairstyle to last longer.

4. Use Mousse For An Impeccable Blow-out

If you want to have that splendid blow-out that you see a number of famous ladies rocking all the time, all you need is a bit of hair mousse. Whether you are preparing for a fabulous night out or you are simply drying your hair in the morning, make sure to apply some mousse on your damp hair and then continue with blow-drying it. The final result will be voluminous and gorgeous hair that will last throughout the whole day or night.
 
Finally, try some or all of the mentioned tips and don’t be afraid to look like a true Hollywood diva.
Monday, 04 November 2019 15:42

The Benefits of Using Natural Skincare

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The many benefits of a regular skincare routine have been talked about a lot, especially in the last few years. And besides all the beauty reasons, there are also some health aspects to consider. With time, the products evolved and got a lot better, so the result is natural skincare lines that are healthy for our skin and make it soft, glowy and clear. However, if you want to find out more about all of the benefits of using natural skincare, keep on reading.

Natural Ingredients

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Discussion about the ingredients of natural skincare and the safety of using it are sort of intertwined. Firstly, natural ingredients mean that there are no harmful chemicals, and processes used in the making, which means that it will most likely suit any skin type. You don't have to worry about skin irritation, dryness, or redness because natural products will care for your skin in the best way possible.

Some of the ingredients that you can usually find in natural skincare products are coconut oil, which will help remove dead cells, keep you safe from sunburn, and make your skin soft and nurtured. Aloe Vera, which is also good for treating sunburns, irritation, as well as dry and red skin. Tea tree oil is something many brands are starting to incorporate in their skincare products, and it is perfect for oily, acne-prone skin. Avocado will provide your skin with vitamin A, D, and E, which can help treat age spots and increase the production of collagen. Argan oil is also full of vitamin A, and E, it can serve as an antioxidant, and it will make your skin soft and hydrated.

Safety Comes First

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Regardless of your skin type, many ingredients of everyday skincare can harm your skin without you even knowing. Redness, dryness, itchiness, irritation, or acne, the symptoms are many, and they are very unpleasant. On the other hand, quality natural skin care products are hypoallergenic, made from high-quality, and pure, natural ingredients, which ensures that your skin will love them. Besides, they mimic the normal oils and processes your skin makes, and this means you won't surprise your skin with something new and unexpected.

Cruelty-free And Eco-friendly

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Something that we have started to hear a lot about is cruelty-free skincare and makeup. There are people who choose the products according to this standard, which is a beautiful act. If you are one of those, you will be happy to hear that natural products are, in most cases, not tested on animals but in labs, using high-end technology.

Aside from this, natural skincare products are good for the environment as well. Firstly, they don't contain parabens and petrochemicals, which is good because their breakdown is harmful to the sea and wildlife. Some scrubs have small pieces of plastic that can again be thrown into the sea causing fish to die, or polluting the soil since plastic takes a lot of time to decompose. However, natural ingredients, like coffee, cocoa, coconut, and many other plants go back to nature and don't do any harm.

You Can Make Them Yourself

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Another good thing about natural products is that you can make them at home on occasion. There are some things you need to know before you start. Make sure you measure the ingredients correctly, choose a proper container, and don't make more than you have to since it can go bad pretty fast. However, you can make them last longer by adding natural preservatives. And most importantly make sure you know what you are using and for what purpose. When you get all of that out the way, you can proceed to some recipes. You can make a face wash from oils and castile soap to gently clean your skin, scrubs from coffee, baking soda, and essential oils as well, and moisturizers from carrier oils and essential oils. Toners, serums, lip balms, and masks can also be made at home from all-natural ingredients.

Saving Money

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Natural skincare products don't have to be more expensive, which is another reason to look into them. We are all used to spending substantial amounts of money on products that don't have the quality or effectiveness. The packaging of these commercially produced products is usually smaller than natural brands, which means that for the same amount of money, you can get more product and use them for a longer time. Natural skincare is more likely to help your skin and keep it clean and soft, so there will be less need for you to buy many more different products. And this will help you save money as well. And one more reason is that natural products have a higher concentration of products in their original state, so you will need less product to achieve the same results.

There are many reasons to start using natural skincare, but the first and most important one is that they are safe, and they will help your problematic skin and keep it healthy, shiny, and soft. So, look at these benefits a bit closer, and decide on the best one for you.


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Autumn is just around the corner and we are thrilled to embrace all the fashion trends this season brings. While we may be sure that clothing pieces such as cashmere sweaters, biker jackets, and high-waisted jeans will be some of the most popular fashion pieces this autumn, we still need to know what kind of accessory will be the perfect, stylish addition to these clothing items. Therefore, in order to look classy and chic in the approaching season, we bring you insight into what the best accessory trends are and how to follow them.

Minimalist Accessory

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Autumn is a season abundant in warm and deep colors; therefore, to create a contrast to this richness, minimalist accessories are suggested. You can opt for a pair of minimalist rose gold, stud earrings that you will pair with a burgundy-colored knit and high-waisted, olive trousers. Additionally, you can make your look even more stylish by combining contrasting accessories. For instance, get yourself one of those high-quality, elegant minimalist watches in a lighter color, such as off-white, and match the watch with minimalist leather or faux leather bags in deep tones, such as oxblood. This kind of color contrast expressed in minimalist accessories will truly add a gorgeous and luxurious dimension to any outfit, without making you look like you have tried too much.

Pearl Jewellery

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This season, you can’t go wrong with pearls on a necklace, bracelet, or even a hair clip. For example, the combination of pearls and gold on a delicate necklace will go perfectly with any item in pink, green, or another shade from Pantone’s autumn/winter color palette. Furthermore, pearls will look beautiful on a deep green midi dress. You can complete a look such as this one with knee-high caramel suede boots and a leather jacket in the same color. If you are planning a romantic dinner at your favorite restaurant, an elegant black dress will look gracious and chic with a pair of pearl, chandelier earrings. To accentuate the beauty of these unique earrings, wear your hair tied in a sleek bun and go for a bold, deep red lip.

Bright Heels

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A statement accessory that will elevate any outfit to a higher level. Many fashion brands, Victoria Beckham and Prada being just some of them, have included neon-colored high heels into their collections for the upcoming fall. A pair of bright heels will indeed turn many heads when you enter the room and in combination with light denim and nude sweaters, make you a true trendsetter. Moreover, you can combine bright pink or orange high heels with darker tones, and even match them with an all-black suit to get a chic business look.

Layered Necklaces

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A trend that may not be completely new, but is still quite important for the fall fashion. We can say that the trend of layering necklaces has been popular during the summer and continues to do so in the autumn. You can mix metals as well as the length and thickness of your chains. Wear only two dainty necklaces or make a statement with a thin choker, one long, thin necklace, and two chains that are a bit chunkier.

Moreover, while you may have worn some of your favorite necklaces together with bikinis or maxi dresses during the summer, in the fall you can match them with monochromatic turtlenecks and pencil skirts or V-neck knits and mom jeans. A few layered gold and silver necklaces will look amazing when mixed with a knee-length slip dress worn over a simple, white tee. Complete this trendy, off-duty look with some suede, knee-high boots or a pair of white sneakers.

Chain-strap Bags

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Purse, bucket bag, tote, or any other style that your bag of choice may be, it is certain that this fall you will want chain straps on it. A stylish way of upgrading even the simplest over-the-shoulder bags, chain straps are easily combined into daytime and nighttime looks. Wear a chain-strap purse with a sophisticated work outfit or opt for a biker jacket and a leather tote bag decorated with chain straps when heading off for a casual brunch. To make any nighttime look effortlessly chic, go for a classy and romantic chain box clutch.

In the end, think carefully and decide which of the mentioned accessory trends fit best into your fashion style. If you love all of them, wear them with your favorite looks for this season and even be bold and wear two or more of the on-trend accessories together.

Thursday, 15 August 2019 16:11

How to Look Good With Little to No Makeup

How to Look Good With Little to No Makeup

Makeup is an integral part of almost every woman’s life, no matter how much she says that she hates it. It’s used to cover blemishes and other imperfections, and also to enhance all the good features. But to do during hot summer days when wearing too much makeup cause clogged pores and other skin issues? Or if you’re simply into a more natural look? Well, in that case, there are other ways that will help you look radiant without wearing layers of foundation, so if you’re planning to ditch all the unnecessary makeup, here are some tips to still look great with little to no makeup:

1. BB cream is your friend

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Everyone knows the importance of covering skin imperfections, and many also turn to heavy foundation for help. But, in fact, using the BB cream will make your skin look even, soft and covered, while also being nourishing. This is especially important if you have acne-prone skin, since in that case, using foundation can clog your pores and make your skin look worse. What’s even better, many BB creams also contain some level of SPF which is great if you spend your days outside. The only downside to BB creams is lack of diversity, considering that foundations often come in many tones.

2. Take care of your skin

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If you truly want to rock minimal makeup look, you need to make sure that your skin is clean and moisturized. That’s why it’s important to remove all traces of makeup before going to bed and use a night cream or oil, so your skin will have a chance to rest and get nourished during the night. Similarly, removing all traces of night cream and sweat in the morning is a great way to prep your face for the day ahead. Keeping your skin in good condition is the only real prerequisite if you want to wear little to no makeup.

3. Use highlighter for more glamorous look

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Highlighter can freely be considered a godsend among all makeup products, since it is the main product responsible for adding glow to the face. It is mostly applied on cheekbones, but some women also prefer to wear it on the bridge of the nose, centre of the forehead and above the cupid’s bow. So, if your skin is light to fair, then it’s better to choose icy silver or champagne those, and in case your skin tone is medium to olive, then it’s advisable to stick to golden-bronze shades. And for deeply dark skin tones, it’s much more recommended to use rose gold or bronze since pearly tones can make the skin look dull.

4. Apply some bronzer for the sun-kissed glow

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As you probably know, bronzer is one of the go-to products if you want to achieve sun-kissed summery look. Now, considering that contouring has become popular, many are still confused by bronzer, so it’s often used it for the wrong reasons. That’s why it’s important to choose the bronzer that will make you look like you’ve spent the whole day lying in the sun. Australian women know it best, so that’s why they choose creamy bronzers as their go-to product whenever they want to add a bit of shimmer to their face. Therefore, it’s no surprise that there are many various bronzer shades and brands so any woman ordering makeup online from Australia can easily find her favourite bronzer and other related products.

5. Opt for natural tones

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Any makeup guru will tell you that, if you want to master no makeup look, you need to stick to natural colours similar to your original skin tone. That way your whole face will look even and radiant, and you won’t need to experiment with various colours. Instead, stick with what looks natural on your face, almost like you have no makeup at all. Light pink, sand and peach colours are all great choices for natural look, and try to steer away from too much mascara, especially if you already have long and thick eyelashes.

In conclusion, wearing little to no makeup is achievable, but before you opt for this look, you need to take care and nurture your skin. Also, always remember that less is more, so instead of using every makeup product, just use those that will help you cover your imperfections and accentuate the positives.

5 Ultra Packable Travel Dresses for Summer

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Your summer vacation is coming up and you don’t really know how to pack because you don’t want to spend hours ironing your perfect outfits? Look no further because you’re at the right place! Here are five ultra-packable dresses that won’t show any wrinkles or bulges, so check them out and save yourself some time, effort, and nerves this summer!

The Inevitable Polka Dot Mini Dress

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Yes, everyone knows that mini dresses are absolutely unavoidable during summer, so don’t wait any longer and show off those gorgeous legs in a simple yet effective mini dress! As for the print, we must say that polka dots are always a fantastic choice simply because these will never go out of style. A corset-style top will emphasize your curves in the best possible way, but if you want to add a little twist to your look, pick a dress that features ruffle detail on shoulders straps and the front panel. It’ll make a huge difference and make your combo even more attractive and irresistible, which is exactly what you want, right?

The Figure-flattering Wrap Dress

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In case you weren’t aware of it, the fact is that wrap dresses are definitely the most figure-flattering style out there, so don’t wait any longer and give them a try this summer. The good thing about these is that they look astonishing on everyone, which means that you can wear it no matter your body type. The adjustable string tie closure around the waist will emphasize your waist, whereas a deep V neckline will add a sexy, jaw-dropping vibe to your overall outfit. One thing is certain – no matter which color or print you go for, you won’t make a mistake!

The Classic Floral Midi Dress

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Needless to say, floral prints have always been extremely popular in the fashion industry, and this year’s collections are no exception. We can all agree that there’s nothing better than a classic floral midi dress on a hot summer day, which is why you need to get a trendy Realisation Par dress that perfectly corresponds to this description. A black midi dress that features tiny red roses is undoubtedly a fabulous choice, and you know what? Such a print is beyond fantastic as it won’t show any wrinkles, which means that you can wear it straight out of your suitcase. Does it get any better? We don’t think so!

The Quirky Backless Mini Dress

The quirky backless mini dress

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If you’re a huge fan of mini dresses but those regular styles seem too ordinary for your taste, you should get a quirky backless mini dress that will sweep you off your feet! When you look at its front part, it’ll seem completely simple and normal. However, the real party starts at the back, as the mid portion of your back will be totally exposed, resulting in an extremely sexy look perfect for summer. When it comes to prints, we must say that white stars on the black background should be your first choice if you want to go for an attractive appearance that will catch everyone’s attention. You won’t go wrong with such a print!

The Fabulous 90’s Style Cocktail Dress

The fabulous 90s style cocktail dress

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Last but certainly not least, cocktail dresses are an absolute must in any fashion-forward girl’s suitcase, so make sure not to forget to pack these either. As for the style, we must say that the 90s are making a huge comeback this year, which is what you should go for a dress which is the epitome of that era. Adjustable spaghetti straps are unavoidable, and the only thing you should do is to pick the preferred print. From super trendy animal and floral prints to monochromatic looks, you won’t regret it whichever model you choose, so pick one according to your preferences and rock this style this summer!

As you can tell, each of these five dresses is ultra-packable and beyond perfect for summer, which is why you should take them into consideration and wear them on your upcoming summer vacation. Apart from looking fabulous on you, these dresses are very easy to pack, too, and the best thing is that you won’t have to waste time ironing them. Just slip into your favorite dress and enjoy your vacation!

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How to Organise a Luxury Fashion Event

Planning any sort of an event is in no way an easy task. It requires a lot of logistics and creativity, as well as researching to find the perfect venue, music, and much more. However, when it comes to fashion events, there are even more factors that you need to take into account – luxury, uniqueness and ultimately, the high-quality fashion. So, if you are about to produce a glamorous fashion event, we bring you a few tips on how to go through this process smoothly and how to make this lavish event a memorable and exciting experience for anyone who attends it.

Do Your Reseach

Do your research
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Research should be your first step in planning this sort of an event. Learn more about the history of the brand and the vision behind it. This is important because the goal of organizing a fashion event is to promote the brand and to strengthen the brand identity. Talk to the designers and the creative people involved with the fashion brand in order to find out what their style is and what they would like the event to be like. In addition, by knowing what the specific style associated with this fashion client is, you will know how to add that touch of luxury and uniqueness, something that the guests will see as different from all other events of this type and something that they will recognize as particular to this brand.

This could be, for example, a characteristic venue. Universal Studios served as a fashion runway for the last Moschino collection, as the brilliant Jeremy Scott took his inspiration for this collection from horror movies and shows.

Set Financial Boundaries

Set financial boundaries
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This is another important step that should be tackled early in the process of organizing. Set up a meeting with the client and decide on the budget. This will prevent any financial trouble that could happen in the future, as no one wants to find themselves in a situation where they have insufficient funds. Explain to your client how much the venue, the music, the food, and everything else that they want and which you have potentially planned, will cost. Try to compromise on the budget so that the client is happy, but the quality and the luxury of the event still remain high. Knowing what the budget is will also help you decide how much to spend on your next step, which is advertising.

Promote The Event

Promote the event
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It does not matter how amazing the fashion event is, it will be irrelevant if the proper people do not know about it. Get the people in the fashion industry talking by announcing the event on social media. You can also give out little snippets such as who will be the music performers, and possibly start a relevant hashtag on Instagram. You may want to hire a marketing team or a social media expert and a graphic designer. The social media manager will make sure that the potential of social networks is used to its fullest for the advertisement of the fashion event, and a graphic designer can work with the client to create distinguishing posters for promotion, as well as intriguing invitations that you will send out to the

Work With Professionals

Work with professionals
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We have already mentioned hiring marketing experts, but to successfully plan a fashion event, you will have to work with other professionals. Hair and makeup artists, a sound designer and an expert who will create unique lighting for the chosen venue are just some of the people that are essential for the organization of this event. In addition, do not forget about food and drinks and opt for highly professional catering companies which can provide a customized menu for this glamorous event. Lastly, think about the details such as flowers (if you decide to go with a floral setting) and make sure to hire a top-notch florist company.

Make A Guest List

Make a guest list
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The last step is to decide who will be invited to this event. Consult with the client and find who the people that they would love to see at the event are. Also, make sure to include relevant people, such as magazine editors, fashion influencers and celebrities. Then make a seating chart and don’t forget to leave room for the photographers and camera crews.

Lastly, good luck and don’t forget to have an amazing time!

5 Top Fashion Bloggers Share Their Best Packing Tips

It’s time to prepare for your next Insta-perfect holiday spot, but you’d gladly skip the entire packing process, right? If only you could just teleport yourself to that honey-hued beach, snap your fingers for a cool cocktail to appear in your hand, and enjoy the sound of the crashing waves. Alas, we first need to get you there, preferably with all the right essentials to keep your skin, your style, and your sanity intact.

Once again, when you have such a conundrum, it’s best to turn to the ladies who have mastered the art of self-care, especially for these on-the-go moments. For this occasion, let’s see what some of the most ingenious fashion bloggers have to say to simplify and streamline your packing process, so that you’ll have everything you need for a stress-free vacation!

Think In Outfits By Lindsey

Think in outfits by Lindsey

We’re all tempted to bring every single favorite tee that we own together with every breezy skirt that will give us the comfort we need. But there aren’t enough suitcases in the world to bring your entire wardrobe, and you should stay practical. Or, as Lindsey Holland would put it, pack in outfits! If you don’t, you risk bringing too many items you won’t wear and missing out on those you could actually put to good use.

Take some time to bring out some of your favorite clothes, and then try to combine them into outfits that will fit the purpose and the destination of your vacation. If you’re going to a tropical spot, there’s no need for that oversized coat, right? Pack layers and of course, pick color-coordinated outfits that you can mix and match.

Neutrals Are Your Friends By Cristin 

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Who knew that some day you’d actually look forward to packing a pair of beige sandals instead of those boho floral ones? However, if you want your outfits to have more combo power, then you need to use simple additions such as neutral shoes and bags to easily go with everything else that you pack in that suitcase.

The queen of all things effortless, Cristin Cooper, swears by this particular approach precisely because it gives you so much wiggle room to adapt to any situation, unplanned evening event, or simply give you plenty of comfort during the day. Of course, pack a dressy heel as well as those wedges and flats for everyday explorations, so that you can still stay true to your style!

Don’t Forget Your Beach Outfits By Sarah

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If you’ve worked very hard during the year to ditch those carbs and sculpt that physique of yours, you definitely need to think carefully about what you’ll pack for the beach. Sarah Mikaela is all about authenticity and self-expression, so if you are confident, and you like enjoying that warm wind, why not match the outfit to your mood?

For starters, timeless triangle swimwear is a perfect foundation for that beach-perfect look, which you can then upgrade with the right accessories and hairstyle. A colorful swimsuit can look wonderfully with a long-sleeved linen shirt or a breezy dress, while Roman-style sandals and a statement piece of jewelry can speak volumes of your love for fashion. And please, don’t forget that sunscreen!

Cherish Your Skin On The Go By Adelina

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Fashion-loving globetrotters always need to take special care of their pores. The stress of travel alone is enough to play havoc on your complexion, while skipping hydration can be disastrous enough that no concealer could ever help. Enter: Adelina-approved skincare for your travel adventures, perfectly simple, but equally purposeful to keep your skin radiant and healthy. After all, no selfie can be truly Insta-perfect if you’re trying to mask a massive zit.

As she points out, it’s key to prepare for the specific climate you’re traveling to, so as not to choose products that are either too light to help or too heavy to clog your pores. Moisturizers and serums are always a perfect go-to duo, but make sure to also pack specific items that will suit your pores.

Functional And Stunning Accessories By Rachel

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Just like with that favorite hoodie or your most beloved cardigan, you cannot possibly bring your entire collection of baubles with you. This is why Rachel emphasizes the use of minimal jewelry that will be as practical as those neutral shoes and as easy to match as those outfits you’ve come up with.

If you mostly wear clean, simple clothes, then you can use your accessory box to add some vibrancy to your look and opt for a single statement piece and a few smaller, colorful items. However, also remember to pack sunglasses, a hat to keep you sun-safe and stylish, and a durable but beautiful bag for all those sightseeing hours. Combine function with form, and you’re good to go!

There’s no need to abandon your sense of fashion while you’re on the go. Use these fashion bloggers’ tips to make sure you’ve packed the right essentials, and every single photo you take will be a perfectly composed piece of art for your Instagram feed!

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