Archives for October 2018

October 31, 2018

Designing Yourself: How To Ace Your Unique Style

As a young, fashion-conscious woman, you will always be wanting to find new and interesting ways to style yourself. Whether you have a big presentation at the office, a night out on the town, or a laid-back coffee date, there is always a great opportunity to showcase your own original look. To be able to achieve this permanent state of everyday glamour, this handy guide will walk you through four sure-fire ways you can revolutionize your wardrobe and accessories to be bang on trend with a fraction of the effort. By following these tips, not one day will go by where you aren’t feeling your absolute best.

All about the accessories

A staple of any fashionista’s arsenal is her accessories, namely jewellery. The right jewellery can elevate any outfit to look amazing, whether your goal is anything from biker chic to high-flying professional. The most important piece of jewellery you should focus on is what necklaces you wear, as choosing the correct length to suit your shape and the necklines you like to wear is vital to looking great.

90s choker necklaces that hug tightly against the neck are making a come back and are a great option because they suit almost any neckline. Another versatile option is the princess necklace length which sits on your collarbone. Like the choker, this length will go with just about anything but will offer a more refined and demure style that would suit both formal and casual wear. For a statement look, wearing a necklace length of 20 to 35 inches will be a bold addition to any outfit that will add the extra bit of glamour you need for a night out at a swanky wine bar or going to the theatre. If you’re struggling with choosing what would suit you best or have found a beautiful style that you wish was in a different length, the one great option to consider is an adjustable length necklace that will mean you can wear your favourite pieces no matter what the neckline on your dress or shirt is, increasing the versatility of your investment in a gorgeous piece of designer jewellery. You can read more here about how to choose the perfect necklace length when buying designer jewellery.

Keep things concise

When trying to stay on track with the endless pursuit of looking on trend, you will often find that your wardrobe becomes overrun with hundreds of clothes that you barely ever wear until your closet is literally bursting at the seams. Keeping up with fashions doesn’t have to involve this much spending, and one way around this is to learn how to create a capsule wardrobe that will not only save you money but also time to get ready in the mornings, ensuring that you will always look amazing even if you occasionally sleep through your alarm.

The key to a capsule wardrobe is that you begin by getting in all the basics. This includes essentials such as jeans, plain black and white vests, leggings, and versatile shoes that are weather resistant. These pieces will help to form the foundation of your different outfits that will be glammed up by investment pieces that are high fashion and on trend. Try to limit yourself to buying only one statement item per month that can elevate an outfit to be amazing and unique. This could include designer jewellery, as mentioned previously, a vibrant scarf, or a new pair of boots that give your outfits a bit of edge.

Carrying it off

A huge component of any style is your bag as this is an accessory that you will have with you every single day. It is important that you get a bag that is in equal parts versatile and fashionable so that you can always make a great first impression no matter where you find yourself. It is then worth using a guide to choosing the right handbag for you so that you can make an informed choice before you part with this money on this investment. The first thing to consider is what size of bag you will need and is comfortable to carry. The next port of call is deciding on the colour and or pattern of the bag. If you like to wear largely neutral colours, which would likely be the case if you have a capsule wardrobe, then you have the freedom to choose something that is much bolder that can add a serious pop of colour and playfulness to your look. On the flip side, if you like to shake things up a lot with colour and pattern in your wardrobe, investing in a plain, neutral coloured bag or one in a favourite colour that you wear often would be a better choice.

Nailed it

A simple touch that will always have you feeling great is making sure your nails look good. Like many young people, you might not have the time or the money to get them done professionally every week, so learning how to apply fake nails at home is a skill you will not regret learning. Fake nails are a great way to inject some fun into your look without having to make a long-term commitment to one particular fashion statement while also having the added bonus of making your hands look elegant and stylish.

Using your head

Finally, one of the biggest ways you can make sure your style is on point is by taking care of your hair and getting advice from professionals about what would suit you the most. Start by taking hair colour quiz to see what would suit your personality and skin tone the best. Then, save up to get your hair cut and coloured by a professional at a top hair salon and take the time to ask about how you can maintain your new look.

Designing your own look is a great way of making yourself feel great every day and increasing your confidence.

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October 29, 2018

Lucy Garcia Planck, Miami/NYC Hair Stylist Shares Some Holiday Gift Ideas

Lucy Garcia Planck, Miami/NYC Hair Stylist Shares Some Holiday Gift Ideas –

Holiday season is around the corner and people are starting to make their wish lists. Before we check them twice, it’s time to start thinking about what to get for the beauty obsessed person on your list. Below are some favorite products and things on the wish list from Miami/NYC Hair Stylist, Lucy Garcia Planck, from Salon Bergdorf Goodman, who gives some of her top beauty recommendations for a great holiday gift or stocking stuffer:

 

BabyBliss Flat Iron

 

  • Iron BaByliss Nano Titanium Ulta-Thin Straightening Flat Iron: super lightweight and smooth, which allows you to straighten more hair faster. It features ultra-smooth titanium plates to conduct ultra-high heat and resist corrosion. Five-inch extended plates allow for quicker straightening, and it has such a slim design.
  • Shu Uemura Small Round Hair Brush: made of 100% natural bristles that enhances definition and adds movement to strands. With the handle made of soft, lacquered Kotibe wood, the round brush provides a comfortable grip and is perfect for a blowout.
  • Ghd Curve Curling Iron: perfect hair curlers to help you achieve a variety of hairstyles, whether you’re looking for soft summer waves or sultry glamour curls for long or short hair. This brand is perfect because it locks in your curls from to night and creates sunning, healthy looking curls that really last.

vitaFusion Gorgeous Hair Skin & Nails

  • vitafusion Gorgeous Hair Skin & Nails Gummies: biotin is a natural supplement that many people don’t get enough of and that could be a contributing factor to dry, brittle hair and split ends. vitafusion Gorgeous Hair, Skin and Nails is a great-tasting gummy multivitamin containing 12 key nutrients, including Biotin and Vitamins C and E to help nourish beautiful hair, skin, and nails from the inside out.
  • Shu Ermana: Ample Angora Volumizing Light Foam: enriched with Japanese cedar bud, a giant sacred tree known for its fortifying properities, Shu Ermana offers maximum volume as ample and silky as angora. This product brings softness to the hair with no crunchy effect.

Milbon Repair Treatment

  • Milbon Repair Professional Treatment: powered by innovative dual-repair technology, this professional 4-step deep conditioning treatment is designed especially to strengthen and rebuild severely damaged, over-processed hair. These results last up to five weeks.

 

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October 28, 2018

DEBORAH AYORINDE GRACES THE COVER OF SHEEN MAGAZINE

DEBORAH AYORINDE, trailblazing actress discusses overcoming colorism, finding her purpose, and how she maintains the “it factor.”

 

sheen magazine winter 2018

 

SHEEN Magazine’s holiday issue is dedicated to the game changer, to those individuals who most impacted the year of 2018, positively shaping their environment with passion, graciousness, and encouragement. Likewise, the Holiday season is the perfect time to reflect on the prior year, while recognizing how you yourself are capable of being a game changer, sharing goodwill with your family, friends, acquaintances, and strangers alike.

Emerging actress Deborah Ayorinde graces the magazine’s cover, as an exemplary representation of the game changer. Deborah tells us how she became the role model she once needed, and how along way she overcame the chains of racism and sexism. She truly is a shining light.
“To be able to make others feel like they’re amazing and lit is everything for me.”

Our double-cover features none other than Z Nation star, Kellita Smith. In the exclusive interview, the actress transforms into a mythical goddess, remaining as real and charming as ever, showing us how she’s been able to successfully navigate through Hollywood for decades.
“I love what I do. I can’t do nothing else…just make sure you are passionate about what you do.”

Actress and soon-to-be mommy, Amber Stevens West shares her beauty routine, and why 2019 will be her year for an exclusive Beauty Spotlight. For the Foundation, Symphani Soto sleighs her winter beauty, while transformation master, Sir Tony Walker, gives the scoop on how to enhance your persona style. Beauty YouTuber, Princess Bellaaa, dishes on all things beauty, and we’ve got you covered for the gift giving season with plenty of stellar beauty finds for under $20!

For our uber stylish high-fashion editorial, Marlo Hampton shares her coveted style advice, while sharing a little about her heart for foster care programs, and oh my, what a gorgeous photo spread, if we do say so ourselves!
“I’m a game changer because I’m not afraid to be authentically Marlo.”

Sir Joe Exclusive, the style maestro, gives the key steps needed to tailor an outfit worthy of the red carpet. From the school hallway to New York Fashion Week runways, Cheryl Bergamy shows us how her passion for styling hair encourages everyone to feel beautiful. Fashion designer Lisa Nicole helps us make a fashion statement, and we show you how to amp your attire and glam it up this holiday season!

The lovely Eris Baker, rising starlet of This is Us, explains what it’s like to have homework on a movie set, how she discovered her unique fashion sense, and why her generation will change the world. Extraordinary painter, Ayogu Kingsley, tells us how he became an artist, and shows why he’s quickly becoming the next face of hyperrealism painting. Cowgirl Aaliyah Jones steals our hearts with her barrel racing heroics, showing us how she handles adversity and prejudice, and how her boots were made for ridin’. Laugh out loud with comedian, writer, and our featured Mandate, Deon Cole. And Brandi Harvey expresses the importance of gaining knowledge from everyday life experience. Finally, we show you how to save some bucks, and travel the world BIG!

SHEEN Magazine’s November/December 2018 Game Changer issue hits stands on October 31st.

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October 26, 2018

Morgan Taylor’s Lacquer collection is Roaring with Color

Morgan Taylor Lacquer has just launched their African Safari collection for Fall 2018. Inspired by the sweeping landscape of a safari, the fall collection embodies the rich earth tones of this destination. Brilliant pearls of sapphire, pewter, and garnet compliment saturated crèmes giving the entire collection the uninhibited feeling that anything can happen under the starry skies of the Serengeti.

Jenna is loving the Morgan Taylor Safari Collection. Below, she is wearing No Sudden Mauves, a Rose Mauve Pearl color. It is rich in color and long lasting. Jenna can’t wait to wear another color in the collection.

Morgan Taylor nail lacquers are free of formaldehyde, toluene, and DBP.

Go wild with these six new shades:

 

Go wild with these six new shades:

·        Are You Lion to Me? – Pewter Shimmer

·        Off The Grid – Black Brown Crème

·        No Cell? Oh Well! – Sapphire Blue Pearl

·        Wanna Share a Tent? – Garnet Red Pearl

·        No Sudden Mauves – Rose Mauve Pearl

·        Neutral by Nature – Warm Nude Crème

 

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October 26, 2018

The Best Places To Spend New Year’s Eve

 

New Year’s Eve is the night where almost everyone in every place in the world celebrates. It’s a magical night, full of expectation and excitement, and because it is a holiday that is celebrated around the world, you can head off to many different far-flung destinations to enjoy it!

Tonga

Did you know that Tonga is one of the first places on the planet to see the new year? Tonga is a Polynesian island, and it is a stunning place to visit with its crystal blue seas and white sandy beaches. Not only that, but the temperatures in December are extremely warm, which means you can celebrate in style with a cocktail around the pool or in your very own beautiful beachside bungalow.

Para, Brazil

In the state of Para in the north of Brazil, there is a fun tradition that takes place every 31st of December. As midnight chimes, people run into the sea from what is known as the most beautiful freshwater beach in the world and make seven wishes by jumping over seven waves. Those wishes should come true at some point within the next 12 months, and then they can do it again with a different set of seven wishes.

Washington DC

Although when it comes to the USA, it might be New York and Times Square that string to many people’s minds first, but there are many other places which celebrate New Year’s Eve with just as much excitement and vigor! One of those places is the nation’s capital, Washington DC. Check out this Washington DC NYE Guide to find out exactly what is happening and how you can join in.

Madrid, Spain

Many people suggest that Spain is the best place in the world to celebrate New Year’s Eve. That’s because there is somewhere in most Spanish cities and towns where everyone comes together to see in the new year. What’s truly special is the tradition of eating 12 grapes. Everyone needs to eat one grape for each chime of the clock at midnight. If you eat them all in time, you will have a lucky year ahead. In Madrid, a carnival begins at midnight so why not join in with the fun?

Angkor Wat, Cambodia

There is a beautiful temple in Angkor Wat in Cambodia which is the largest in the world. Thousands of people gather around a lake in its grounds on New Year’s Eve to watch the new year being born. In Cambodia, it’s not midnight that marks the changes but the sunrise instead. Standing around this lake with so many other people, watching the most stunning of sunrises, is a magnificent way to see in the new year.

Auckland, New Zealand

In Auckland, there is a massive sense of celebration as the new year comes around, and this is when many of the new wines that have been made over the last 12 months are sampled for the first time. It’s a lovely place to be, and the fireworks display is truly something to behold.

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October 26, 2018

Plastic Surgery Everything You Wanted To Know But Didn’t Know How To Ask

Plastic Surgery Everything You Wanted To Know But Didn’t Know How To Ask

With plastic surgery so mainstream the question today isn’t “did she or didn’t she?” but “what did she have done?” Botox, filler, liposuction, facelift, breast implants, are not just limited to celebrities as they once were. There isn’t a body or facial concern that can’t be addressed through some sort of procedure. With more and more plastic surgeons striving to educate people on cost, safety, recovery process, and long-term care; Dr. Stanley Poulos, San Francisco Bay area Board Certified Plastic Surgeon answers some of the most common and pressing cosmetic surgery questions today.

 

plastic surgery

 

Q: Will liposuctioned fat return?

A: Dr. Poulos explains that, “If the patient gains a small amount of weight after their procedure, say 5 pounds, fat cells throughout the body will get a little bigger. While this slight weight gain can diminish results, the overall improved body shape provided by a liposuction procedure will still be visible as treated body areas have fewer fat cells (and thus experience a lower enlargement rate) compared to surrounding areas.”

Finally, in cases of considerable weight gain (i.e. 10% of their body weight); new fat cells can develop in all areas of the body, including treated areas. However, since new fat cell creation typically occurs in an even manner throughout the body, fat often accumulates less in treated areas compared to untreated areas. Many liposuction patients who gain considerable post-procedure weight tend to still look better than if they did not undergo liposuction.

Q: Will you lose sensation in your breasts or nipples if you get implants?

 A: Dr. Poulos says that, “There’s a chance, although it’s very unusual to lose feeling in your entire breast. About 5 percent of patients experience numbness in their nipples. This may occur if their nerves are cut or stretched during surgery.”

 Q: How close do I need to be to my “ideal weight” in order to have the optimal result from liposuction?

A: Dr. Poulos stresses that, “The key thing to know about liposuction is that it is not intended to be a weight loss tool or method. It is simply to address the parts of the body that are not responding to diet and exercise. That said, the industry standard for liposuction is a candidate who is within at least 30% of their ideal weight and are of average body weight. Other things to consider for an optimal result are skin elasticity and muscle tone.”

Q: How long does a Botox treatment last?

A: According to Dr. Poulos, “One treatment may last 3-4 months, but may not result in a significant improvement of the wrinkles for the long term. One or two years of consistent Botox in the same area will result in long term reversal of some wrinkles and optimize the improvements you may be looking for.”

Dr. Poulos adds, “It is recommended to repeat Botox injections every 4 months for maintenance. As you continue to use Botox, deeper wrinkles will continue to soften as dermal remodeling takes place.”

 Q: If a partner squeezes your implants too hard during sex, can they burst or alter shape?

A: Dr. Poulos reassures that, “It’s impossible. He’d have to use superhuman force to rupture them. And they won’t change shape.”

Q: Are there any non-invasive procedures that can sculpt my body, so I don’t have to get liposuction?

 A: Yes! The most well-known non-invasive option is Coolsculpting. With this procedure fat cells are frozen in a way that does not damage other tissues and spot areas of excess fat can be sculpted. Still ,as with lipo one must have reasonable skin elasticity to achieve good results.  Another non -invasive option is the V-shape Accent Prime . This device combines radiofrequency (RF) for skin tightening and ultrasound for fat reduction in one treatment and can achieve significant improvement over time.

Q: How long do the results of a facelift last?

Dr. Poulos says that, “One thing is for certain and that is that the aging process goes on regardless of the technique. Eventually if one wishes to maintain the improvement, touch up procedures will be necessary. An average time might be 7-10 years. Those that address the deeper muscle layers do last longer, but there is more difference (in longevity) between individuals than techniques, and the same is true of time for recovery.”

 Q: I lost over 50 pounds and now have excessive loose skin on my stomach, arms and inner thighs. What’s my best option and what’s involved?

A body lift is the most common option when addressing excessive skin after significant weight loss. It’s important to research this procedure and go about it in a way that makes sense given your overall health. Body lift offers a permanent result provided weight is kept the same. The thing to consider with a body lift is a high Body Mass Index and potential for abnormal scarring and fluid buildup. Be sure the surgeon shares all risks and benefits.

 Q: Should I get saline or silicone breast implants?

There are two basic types of breast implants: saline and silicone gel.

 Dr. Poulos says that, Most women feel that silicone implants feel more like natural breasts which is due to the viscosity of the filler material. Previous concerns about the association of auto immune disease with silicone have been largely disproven and the vast majority of plastic surgeons feel that silicone is a perfectly safe alternative.”

 About Dr. Stanley Poulos

Dr. Poulos is a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon and Co-Founder with Yngvar Hvistendahl, M.D of Plastic Surgery Specialists recognized as one of the premier aesthetic surgery clinics in Northern California.

Dr. Poulos helped pioneer the quick lift facial rejuvenation surgery in California and has extensive experience in body contour procedures. With over 30-years’ experience in aesthetic procedures, Dr. Poulos has been on the forefront of innovative procedures such as the quick-lift facial rejuvenation, mommy makeover, and vaser lipo-contouring. Dr. Poulos combines his consistent knowledge of new treatment options with his mastery of facial and body symmetry.

His recent focus has been on the gastric balloon, a groundbreaking, non-surgical, medically assisted, outpatient procedure offering weight loss to those seeking to lose between 30 and 75 pounds who may be ineligible for the more invasive gastric bypass surgery. This exciting new procedure allows patients to achieve optimal health and, when combined with exercise and proper nutrition, the results have been exceptional.

A graduate of the University of Texas Medical School, Dr. Poulos completed his internship and residency at UC San Francisco. He completed surgery and plastic surgery training in San Francisco prior to entering private practice in Marin County where he co-founded PSS (www.psspecialists.com)

 

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October 26, 2018

Lucy Hale Wears Astrid & Miyu

 
LOS ANGELES, CA – October 22, 2018 – Lucy Hale shard a photo wearing Astrid & Miyu jewelry on her Instagram over the weekend. The actress looked chic pairing her skirt and blouse with Astrid & Miyu’s Basic Medium Hoop Earrings in Gold ($72.10; www.astridandmiyu.com), the same style Nina Dobrev recently wore to the Aubrey and The Three Amigos tour!
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October 25, 2018

A modern trick to a classic skin problem – the laser hair removal

Are you sick and tired of having to shave your body every day and yearn for a permanent solution so you can get virtually hair free for life? Then, there is no better hair removal method than employing laser hair removal.

Did you know that laser hair removal has existed for a hundred years? However, it is recently has been inefficient on lighter and dark skin hair colors. All of that has transformed with the Soprano Ice Laser Hair Removal that offers a true innovation in the laser hair removal technology. It presents virtually painless, significantly quicker and more efficient hair removal solutions.

What Makes Soprano Ice Laser Hair Removal Different?

Compared to other laser hair removal treatments available in the market today, Soprano Ice gives multiple wavelength platforms, all of which work most effectively on particular hair and skin types for the ultimate customization during management. Better yet, the Soprano Ice Laser is FDA-cleared for every skin types. That only denotes that it can effectively and safely treat skin from dark and light and everywhere in between.

State-of-the-Art Technology

Furthermore, the Soprano Ice Laser Hair Removal system employs a diode laser based on the Alexandrite wavelength. That denotes that the melanin in every hair can more effectively absorb the energy and cause damage to the hair follicle to prevent hair growth. As described by the ICE in its name, the laser hair removal provides an advanced cooling technology which keeps every treatment comfortable. It also lessens the risk of burns to your skin while still keeping the most efficient level of heat in the dermis where your hair follicles are managed.

Lighting Quick

Your days are already hectic, so you want a laser hair removal treatment which will keep your pace along with your schedule. Luckily, the Soprano Ice Laser Hair Removal does treatment sessions in less time than other laser systems. That’s thanks to its big applicator and effective technology.

To sum up, you do not need to seek far to find a Laser Hair Removal London that offers Soprano Ice Laser. Medspa Beauty Clinic in London proudly employs the Soprano Ice technology to provide the very best outcomes to every patient who are seeking for a smooth, flawless and hairlines skin. Get in touch with them today as they have amazing laser hair removal reviews to begin your laser hair removal process and take advantage of your beautiful skin just in time for summer.

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October 25, 2018

Post Halloween Makeup Must-Have

Halloween makeup can be all fun and games until it’s time to take it off!

C’est Moi Gentle Make up Remover Wipes are your must-have post Halloween essential.

These fragrance-free wipes are so gentle they won’t sting your eyes or leave your skin feeling sticky.

Their toxic-free formula with organic aloe, green tea, glycerin and cucumber extract easily removes everything from mascara to

fake blood (!) and won’t leave you tugging at your face thanks to their super soft, glide-able texture.

 C’est Moi wipes are also biodegradable so they’re as kind to the environment as they are to your complexion.

Available for $9.99 and Cestmoi.com, Target.com and Amazon.com.

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October 24, 2018

Jana Kramer’s Maternity Style in Seraphine!

LOS ANGELES, CA – October 24, 2018 – Jana Kramer was photographed wearing Seraphine! The country singer rocked a chic LBD in the Valentina Dress ($58) for an appearance on Hallmark’s Home & Family recently, and also wore Seraphine’s  Tessa Shift Dress ($65) in a tagged post on her Instagram-the same style worn by Gwen Stefani and Coco Rocha (www.seraphine.com
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