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Simple Things That Can Radically Change Your Style

Just about everyone has those moments where they feel like they could really do with changing up their personal style at least a little bit. After all, if you keep the same look for a long time, eventually you’re going to end up feeling kind of bored with it, no matter how great you might look. It’s just part of human nature to want things to be new and different after a while. Of course, changing your style is one of those things that feels like it’s a lot easier said than done. Most people assume that if you want to do that, then you have to change everything from top to bottom. However, the truth is that it’s a lot easier than you might think. Sure, it can often involve making some pretty big changes to your wardrobe or to your look as a whole, but in reality, you can make just as much of a change to your overall style by taking some slightly more subtle steps. With that in mind, here are some incredibly small things that can make a serious difference to your style. Trying new colours It’s a strange fact that, whether we realise it […]

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Top Tips For A Starting Out Makeup Artist

Stepping out on your own can be terrifying, especially when going into a profession as competitive as Makeup Artistry. If you are already planning on going down this career path, you probably already have the relevant qualifications/experience and a kick-ass portfolio to get you started. However, there are a few things you will need to help make your entrance into the industry as smooth and successful as possible. Build An Extensive Kit Your kit will need to be pretty much complete before you step out on your own. When building a kit you want to choose brands that are celebrated by the beauty community for reliability and quality. Some clients will choose a makeup artist based on the brands they carry in their kit. Urban Decay, Mac Cosmetics, NYX, Illamasqua, Morphe, Makeup Geek etc. Having a mixture of drugstore and high end will be more budget friendly, to begin with. You want a kit that caters to all skin tones and types, and deciding on whether you want to have a completely cruelty free and/or vegan speciality kit will also be beneficial for your business. You will need a case that travels well, especially if you are relying on public […]

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The Fashion Items You Need To Invest In

Now, we know that if it were an ideal world, you’d be able to spend as much on new clothes as you like. Alas, we have to live within the confines of reality, and that simply isn’t a reality. So instead of splashing the cash whenever you feel like it, you need to make sure that you’re spending your money on clothes wisely. It’s about making the right investments. Below, we take a look at some of the essential fashion items that it’s worth spending a little bit more time and money procuring.   The Handbag There aren’t many items you own that can be used during throughout the year. You’ll have your winter wardrobe, your summer wardrobe, your clothes for a night on the town…and so on. But there’s one thing that goes with you wherever you go, whatever the weather, whatever time of year: your handbag! As such, it’s worthwhile making sure that you have a bag that suits you down to the ground. After all, if you were to invest in anything else that you would use every single day, you’d make sure that it’s top-quality. That Killer Dress When it comes to going out on the […]

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Own Your Period, Don’t Let It Own You!

It can sometimes feel like women get a pretty rough ride. Once a month, we’re subjected to pain and discomfort, and what’s worse – and what’s worse – is that this is as it’s supposed to be. We’re just following the laws of nature, and we’re punished for it! However, it might be time that we rethink what ‘the time of the month’ means. Instead of letting our period dominate our mood and actions, it’s high time that we turn the tables and take control of this aspect of our lives once and for all. This is how you do it. Eating Well Right, we know it’s none of our business if you want to eat chocolate and other delicious treats, but there are some things that you should know before you make it your go-to routine when Aunt Flo arrives. To begin with, know that your brain is kind of tricking you into wanting those things: it just wants to give your body a feelgood boost. However, while you will get a lift, you’ll also get the comedown symptoms too. Is it worth it? No, not when you have foods like carrots and hummus, or apples and peanut butter […]

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Giving Your Future Self the Best Chance to Be Healthy

In life, there is always at least one person that you can trust and that can help you no matter what happens— that person is yourself. Yes, no matter who you are, where you live or what you, you will always be able to help yourself. More to the point, you will always be able to help your future self be all that he or she can be. Here, we will discuss all the ways you can set your future self up in good stead in regards to being healthy. To see how to do just that, make sure to read on. Protect your body against wear and tear As life goes on, just as it does to the cars and pieces of technology that we use daily, wear and tear occurs upon our bodies. This is just a fact of life: the more you live and the longer you live, the more your body will decline. But, you can stop your body declining and wearing and tearing to a point where you don’t have the strength to use it in your old age by doing all you can to protect it in your youth. First of all, this means […]

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Why Does Everyone Hate Plastic Surgery?

Plastic surgery and the people that undergo it are constantly getting a bad rep. All you hear about plastic surgery is that it’s dangerous, it’s expensive, and the people that go through these “horrific” procedures are shallow and pathetic. After all, there’s nothing worse than someone altering their own body to make themselves feel better. Plastic surgery definitely shouldn’t be encouraged, of course, but those that choose to undergo surgery also shouldn’t be shunned for it. Here are some of the most common arguments against plastic surgery, and why they’re just not right.   It’s Shallow The first argument you usually hear against plastic surgery is that it makes you shallow. If you undergo plastic surgery, whether it be for a breast augmentation, a tummy tuck, or lip fillers, you will often be shamed for not loving yourself, which is absolutely ridiculous if you think about it. If someone can’t stand a part of themselves, surely you should feel sorry for them and want to help rather than make them feel even worse about themselves? You should never choose to get plastic surgery on a whim, but if you’ve had a long, hard think about it, and see it as […]

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Learning In Life: Teaching Kids Outside The Classroom

There’s no knocking our education system- every child has the right to learn and go to school which is something that many countries in the world still unfortunately lack. However, it doesn’t mean that all of our children’s learning should, or has to take place in the classroom. There are lots of ways they can learn skills and life lessons by being out in the world and doing activities too. Here are some options. Learn About The Outdoors By letting children enjoy the outdoors, you teach them an appreciation of nature, of the simpler things in life. How being outside and getting fresh air, running around and feeling free can be a fantastic way to have fun and make you feel great. You can teach them about different plant life and animals, teach them about clouds, how to build campfires, read compasses, maps and pitch tents. In a world where people are glued to some kind of screen or another, being able to appreciate the great outdoors is important. You could take them camping, or even just take them on regular walks through meadows, woods and alongside rivers. If they’re small and the route is too long for their little […]

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Less Makeup, More Natural Beauty

Let’s be honest here for a second ladies. No amount of makeup, bronzer or fake tan can cover up the fact we all wish to be more naturally beautiful. We all wish we could wake up, look at ourselves in the mirror, love who is staring back at us and then leave the house wearing as little makeup as possible. Yet, for most of us, we can’t actually imagine living the reality of this dream (thank you very much beauty magazines and Instagram for setting the beauty bar unrealistically high). Well, in an attempt to put some sort of end to this nonsense, we have pulled together a list of ways you can make the step into stepping out of your door as the natural beauty you are, and that involves caring about your natural beauty instead of hiding it. Orange Is The New Everything Next time you head out for a spot of grocery shopping, make sure you pick up every dark orange food you walk past. Carrots, peaches, apricots, butternut squashes, pumpkins, sweet potatoes – everything. Why? Because they contain loads of beta-carotene which is known to warm your complexion. No Outfit Is Complete Without A Smile Your […]

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Healthy Habits For Superb Skin!

Our skin is a reflection of our overall health- which is why fresh, clear and glowing skin is something that’s so coveted. Being able to put our ‘best face forward’ gives us confidence, feeling beautiful on the outside can make us feel happier on the inside and superb skin can certainly do that. Here are some of the ways you can keep your complexion as fresh as possible. Stick to a Skincare Routine Your skincare routine doesn’t need to be complicated, but it is important you stick to it regularly. You should have a set of products you use in the morning, and a set you use in the evening. Moisturisers, oils, face masks, eye cream, lip balm are all the sorts of things you can work into your routine. Find products that you enjoy using, and be sure to go through your routines daily. You will reap the rewards or clearer, smoother skin. If you’re unsure where to start, there are loads of videos and advice on Youtube for beginners as well as product recommendations for different skin types.   Quit Smoking and Tanning Two of the most damaging things you can do to your skin over time is […]

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Shades By Season In Your Clothing

Clothing and color are two things which go very well together. Since the dawn of mankind, color has been used for loads of different purposes. In some cases, it is to give warnings or information others, helping them with something. In others, though, it could be completely vain. Using color in your clothing is one of the best ways to embody this approach, giving you a chance to explore the world of fashion in a different way. To help you out with this, this post will be going through the shades for each season. Spring When life is starting to come back after three months of cold, the world becomes a very beautiful place. Life is in the air, and mother nature has outdone herself yet again, creating a haven for humans and other creatures alike. During this time, light yellows, pinks, and even blues can look very nice. This will match the natural tones of the world around you, while also making you look light and breezy. Embracing this part of the year is a great way to start off. Summer Spring usually disappears very quickly, and summer will be there to take its place, prompting a change of […]

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The Bare Face Of The Makeup Industry

Let’s be honest, ladies; many of us have an unused drawer of beauty products floating around somewhere. Worse, most of the items within remain full and ignored. Why? Because we bought them with grand ideas in mind, and they failed to live up to our expectations. We’ve all felt the bitter disappointment of a product which claimed miracles and fell flat. Worse, such products are rarely cheap, and many of those forgotten drawers cost us a small fortune with no reward. This is the main reason we don’t throw the stuff away; it costs far too much. But, let’s make no qualms about it; you’ll never use those pricey products. Which could, of course, lead to the question of why we buy these things in the first place? Sure, claims of ‘miracle wrinkle cures’ and ‘flawless finish’ sound good, but most women know these are unattainable. At least, we should after being let down by enough of them. But, the lies have us over a barrel. For the most part, we’re so desperate to prevent the signs of aging that we buy again and again, just in case. After all, science and medicine are forever progressing. Doesn’t that mean beauty […]

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5 Things That Can Happen To Your Body Post-Pregnancy

When you’re pregnant with your first baby, you’re likely well aware that your body is going to change. You’re going to develop a bump, gain a little weight, and hopefully experience the fabulous hair and nails that many women claim they enjoy during pregnancy. All in all, you knew that pregnancy would change your body, but you concluded it would all be worth it.   When you hold your baby for the first time, you’re sure it was all worth it. As you contemplate this moment while still pregnant, it can be easy to assume that you know what’s coming. Sure, your body has changed, but when you’ve given birth you should be able to get back to normal pretty quickly… right?   Not necessarily. Pregnancy changes a woman’s body, and some of those changes are permanent. That doesn’t make the pregnancy any less worth it, but it does mean that you might be in for a few shocks. No one warned you about your post-baby body; all the changes that are discussed revolve around the pregnancy itself.   So, let’s try and prepare you for what might happen to your body when you’ve given birth.   Your Feet Are […]

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