April 5, 2018

How to Dress for a Midweek Night Out

When you think of a night out on the town at the weekend, typically you’ve got a separate section of your wardrobe that is meant for those instances. It may be that you go a bit glam, perhaps a bit more stylish and trendy, but there is a very clear look that you are usually working to achieve. When it comes to enjoying a night out during the middle of the week, what to wear can be more difficult.

Not to worry as we’ve put together a number of great ideas and tips that will help you to throw together the perfect midweek appropriate outfit for a night out.

Take the Activity into Consideration

Before you even start to think about what may be fashionable and trendy at the moment, it’s important to take the activity or event into consideration. What you plan to do should be the main driving factor behind what you wear.

Let’s take, for example, one of the hottest new activities from Breakout Games, the Cincinnati Escape Room is just one of many locations. This event has you locked in a room filled with clues that you need to find and put together in order to solve the mystery and escape the room before time runs out. Clearly, you’ll want something comfortable as you’ll be rushing around a room searching high and low, so heels and a dress isn’t exactly the ideal outfit.

A Fitted Blazer

One piece that can complete an outfit and add instant fashion to it is a fitted blazer. You can be wearing your favorite comfy jeans, and a simple white tee, then throw a blazer on and suddenly you’ll look put together. Blazers are able to elevate outfits and also help to give you structure and shape. If you want to pick up a blazer that is versatile and will work with everything in your wardrobe, opt for a solid neutral shade such as navy, grey, brown, or standard black.

Dark Wash Denim

Jeans are a staple in everyone’s wardrobe but not every pair fits with the activity you are doing. For a night out on the town in the middle of the week, jeans work perfectly, but again, you can elevate your look by going with a dark wash. You’ll still have the comfort and versatility of jeans, but the dark wash helps to make them look a bit more dressy and polished.

A Romantic and Fluttery Top

The final tip is to pick up a romantic fluttery style top. This is perfect for date night and going out with friends. It can be paired with leather pants for an edge, jeans for a casual look, or dress pants if you’re going somewhere fancy.

Add a Little Polish to Your Wardrobe

When it comes to the perfect outfit for the weeknights. it’s all about taking those pieces you already have, that are comfortable and flattering, and then looking for ways to add a little polish to them.

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April 4, 2018

Maya Smith -The DOUX Haircare Line for Natural Curls is blowing up on-line

Maya Smith, Black-Female Creative Director, Stylist, Inventor, Innovator, Natural Hair Advocate and Mom of 5, takes her indie hair care line, The Doux®  to mass market with brilliant 90’s hip-hop inspired packaging that cannot be ignored. After two decades researching and mastering natural curls; Maya delivers a brand that shows natural curly hair who’s boss. Check out her story and this awesome new brand getting blogger buzz and blowing up on-line

THE AWESOME STORY BEHIND THE DOUX:

There’s something NEW for girls with natural curls of all types and textures. The Doux® (pronounced The Do) is a “new school” modern hair care system with an “old school edge.” With packaging that is bold and bright and product titles inspired by 90’s hip hop, The Doux is a bold new line that took two decades to perfect for those seeking a way to smoothing curly, kinky, and wavy hair into both, curly or straight styles.

Created by Maya Smith, a 25-year celebrity stylist and International Curl Master, The Doux was first launched in Europe in 2011 in response to her passion for helping people master the hair they were born with. STRAIGHT, NATURAL, CURLY, or RELAXED, according to The Doux, if you grew it, it’s ALL GOOD. “I was living in Germany at the time, had my own salon there and my specialty was helping clients to transition to a relaxer-free lifestyle. I’m obsessed with people maximizing the potential of the hair they were born with. Mastering curls is my passion and purpose,” explains Smith.

The people felt her passion through her products. The Doux blew up overseas so much so that it caught the attention of media in the USA. “Once we started getting press in the states the demand for The Doux was incredible. I had to return to the states and see this vision through,” Maya Smith explains. In 2014, Maya opened The DOUX Salon™ in Macon Georgia’s historic Downtown district and started selling her professional grade products at her salons and on-line.

Fast-forward three years and a lot of work and dedication, The Doux arrived in Target stores in the winter of 2017 into 2018; no easy feat for an indie brand. “We are so excited to bring The Doux to the masses. It’s 20 years in the making. We listened to 20 years of feedback from actual clients from Minneapolis to Morocco. We listened to what people wanted, a salon grade, high quality product that delivered on its promises. Helping people to manage and maintain their natural hair and celebrate their own bold, unique style is what the last 25 years of my professional life has been about,” Maya Smith shares.

The Doux also redesigned its packaging, with the intention to disrupt the category. Maya did all the of the package design herself bold with bright colors, which is the opposite of the more subdued look you see on the shelves currently. “I’m a fan of 90’s rap so I wanted to incorporate lyrics and titles in the packaging,” adds Smith. With titles such as Bonita Afro Balm, Mousse Def, Sucka Free, Fresh Rinse, and The Light, The Doux will most definitely catch the eyes of Millennials and Gen X’ers alike.

The Doux is now available at select Target stores and online at TheDoux.com

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April 4, 2018

Molly Sims Wears Miranda Frye and Shares a Photo on Her Blog

 
Molly Sims shared a photo wearing Miranda Frye on her blog. The model mommy accessorized her beachy look with Miranda Frye’s Whitney Threader ($50), Cora Necklace ($76) and Large Leslie Hoops ($60; www.mirandafrye.com) while recapping her vacation in Mexico!
Photo courtesy of Molly Sims
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April 4, 2018

Check out April’s Giveaway at Freebeautyevents.com

 

 

Check out freebeautyevents.com for free makeovers, free samples and a chance to win beauty products in their  monthly contest.

Details on our April Beauty Basket Giveaway:
This month our basket includes products from Lumene, Nivea, Coppertone, NYX, Milani, Olay, La Roche Posay, Sally Hansen and more! The Contest runs from now through 4/30/18, winners will be chosen on 5/10/2018 and notified by 5/15/2018. Please go to  the Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/FreeBeautyEvents/app/355270434639042/) and “like”, then enter to win on their page. Youcan also enter on their website at http://www.freebeautyevents.com/contest

On the site you can enter your zip code to find beauty events in your area. You can also follow them on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, Tumblr, and Twitter. In addition to listing in-store makeovers, Freebeautyevents.com also features a blog on product reviews (http://www.freebeautyevents.com/beauty-blog).

 

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April 2, 2018

Designing An Engagement Ring As Unique As Your Relationship Just Got Easier Thanks To Enchanted Diamonds!

Purchasing the perfect engagement ring can seem like an impossible task: how to find the faultless piece of jewelry that not only fits with your style and budget, but also manages to represent everything that’s special about your relationship. While there’s the cut, color, carat, and clarity to consider, ultimately it all comes down to finding something that you and your significant other will both love. 
 
Luckily, Enchanted Diamonds, a leading online jeweler specializing in bespoke engagement rings and quality diamonds, has made this ‘not-so-small’ task easier than ever before by providing the entire world with insider access to New York City’s master jewelers without ever having to leave your home. A huge benefit of shopping online when you’re looking for an engagement ring or diamond is access to a larger selection, allowing you to find the perfect fit for your unique needs, wants and budget.
 
With experience spanning generations, Enchanted bypasses the layers of middlemen and pushy salespeople, providing you with superior service and craftsmanship—so you can make the most of every moment! Plus, every single piece is custom-made to your specifications directly with the help of an Enchanted expert; so you’re not just buying another mass-produced commodity, you’re actually commissioning a work of art!
 
Check out these three styles designed by Joshua Niamehr, Founder/CEO of Enchanted Diamonds, to help spark some inspiration:
 

Additionally, Enchanted Diamonds custom creates a wide variety of jewelry from pendants to earrings to bracelets, which is especially great for special occasions like Mother’s Day, graduation, birthdays, and anniversaries—essentially whenever you’re looking to purchase a luxurious gift for your loved ones.
 
ABOUT ENCHANTED DIAMONDS: 
Enchanted Diamonds, a leading online jeweler specializing in bespoke engagement rings and quality diamonds, is a family owned and operated business headquartered in New York, New York. Founded in 2012 by Joshua Niamehr, a 2nd generation jewelry designer and 4th generation diamond dealer, Enchanted has quickly become a disruptor in the diamond industry for bridging the online and offline worlds.
, For more information, please visit:www.EnchantedDiamonds.com
 
FIND US ON SOCIAL: Instagram/Twitter: @EnchantedNYC | Facebook: @EnchantedDiamonds
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April 2, 2018

Seven Tips for Improving Your Smile

 

 

You may only get one set of adult teeth, but the good news is that today, there’s no need to simply accept what you’re given. With dental technologies and treatments constantly improving and evolving, it’s easier than ever to achieve the smile of your dreams with the help of your dentist. Your smile is the thing that most people notice about you, and a smile that’s stained, damaged, crooked, or even including some gaps can cause embarrassment and massively impact your self-confidence. If you’re smiling less because you don’t like what you see in the mirror and you don’t want others to see your teeth, then it may be time to make a change. Here are some of the top methods of improving your smile today.

#1. Better Dental Care:

First and foremost, improving your dental care and hygiene routine is essential to improving your smile, and can often create great results on its own. For example, if you have slight staining, a good whitening toothpaste may be able to help you brighten your smile whilst simply taking better care of your teeth will help you avoid decay, cavities, and other oral problems. There are several things that you can do to improve your oral hygiene routine, for example, investing in an electric toothbrush or flossing more regularly.

#2. Tooth Whitening:

More often than not, people are embarrassed about their smile because their teeth are stained or discolored. This is not surprising; our teeth go through a lot every day. Simply drinking coffee or tea regularly, or consuming dark foods, can cause your teeth to lose their bright, white shine. Thankfully, teeth whitening is an easily accessible treatment today – in some cases, simply cleaning and polishing the teeth will provide the desired result, or special tooth bleaching and whitening treatments will add the extra level of sparkle you want. Speak to your dentist about the tooth whitening options available to you.

#3. Consider Dental Implants:

Even if you practice good dental hygiene as a regular habit, there are many reasons why you could be missing a tooth. Perhaps you’ve been unable to reverse gum disease, have lost or cracked your tooth in an accident, or have had a tooth removed. In some cases, teeth that are already damaged or broken may need to be removed to improve the overall health of your mouth. If you don’t like your smile due to gaps, dental implants could be the best option for you. Instead of dentures and bridges, which aren’t always the most comfortable and sometimes don’t stay put, a dental implant acts just like your natural tooth, with a titanium implant that fuses to your jaw and acts like a brand-new root. Check out Arthur Glosman DDS for more information on dental implants.

#4. Orthodontic Treatments:

If crooked or overcrowded teeth are the main reason you are unhappy with your smile, you might want to consider orthodontic treatments, such as braces, to correct this issue. Today, braces are no longer just ugly ‘train track’ options for teenagers – as more and more adults take steps to get straighter teeth, there are options suitable for everybody’s needs. For example, if you only have slight crookedness, you may be able to get clear, removable braces, which will gently move your teeth. Usually, you’ll be able to wear them overnight and whenever you’re at home, so there’s no need to worry about wearing braces in public. Or, if a fixed brace is a better option for your needs, speak to your orthodontist about the possibility of clear fixed braces or braces that are fitted out of sight behind the teeth. Braces can also be used to fix an overbite using elastics that train the jaw into a new position.

#5. Crowns:

If your biggest smile issues come from teeth that are discolored, a crown could be the right treatment option for you. Crowns are used to make your tooth stronger, along with improving its outward appearance. If you have a tooth that is weak or broken, your dentist may recommend a crown for protection or restoration. Crowns can also be used to attach dental bridges, which are artificial teeth joined to adjacent teeth or implants.

#6. Veneers:

Dental veneers can be an excellent option for anybody who wishes to completely change the appearance of their teeth. Veneers are slim shells of strong, tooth-colored porcelain, which cover the entire front side of your tooth to improve its appearance. In most cases, veneers will only be used once it is impossible to improve the appearance of the teeth any other way without risking further damage, harm, or pain to the patient. When getting veneers, they will be based on your natural teeth and smile using a model of your mouth. Bear in mind that unlike bonding, it’s essential to remove a small amount of enamel from the teeth to accommodate the veneers and keep them in place.

#7. Regular Dental Visits:

Of course, damage to the health and condition of your teeth can also have a massive impact on your smile, so it’s important to ensure that you’re going to see your dentist for regular check-ups. It’s easy to visit your dentist for a quick check-up at least twice a year and it can have some great results for your smile. When visiting your dentist, they will be able to spot any early signs of problems such as tooth decay that could ruin your smile in the future and recommend early treatment to ensure that your pearly whites are preserved. In addition, don’t forget that regular dental check-ups will also help you prevent serious diseases such as oral cancer, as your dentist is trained to spot the symptoms of diseases like this. Book a deep cleaning session with your check-up to keep your teeth in even better condition.

Today, achieving and maintaining a bright, white smile is easier than ever thanks to the wide range of dental and orthodontic treatments and services available.

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March 30, 2018

Lea Michele Wore Horizon Swim While Relaxing in the Sun

Lea Michele shared an Instagram photo wearing Horizon Swim while on vacation. The actress relaxed in the sun wearing the Grand Canyon top and Heat Advisory bottoms in pink and tan palm (Price is available upon request, www.horizonswim.com.)

 

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March 30, 2018

Storm Reid wears ITEM m6 to Nickelodeon’s 2018 Kids’ Choice Awards!

Storm Reid was photographed in Los Angeles wearing ITEM m6 today to the 2018 Kid’s Choice Awards. The A Wrinkle in Time actress wore the Shape String Body Suit in Nude underneath her rainbow suit ensemble ($58).

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March 29, 2018

Five Tips For Radiating Positivity

In life, it is important to adopt a positive outlook. Otherwise, you are much more likely to attract negative energy and misfortune. On the other hand, if you are able to embrace positivity, you have a strong chance of generating your own good luck. Regardless of your current circumstances, it is never too late to make a change for the better. If you are wondering how you can do this, you should pay close attention to the following five tips for radiating positivity. There is no better way for you to take control of your destiny.

Surround yourself with positive reminders

First things first, you need to surround yourself with positive reminders that are sure to put you in a good mood. One option is to carry around a small notebook filled with uplifting affirmations. This is a great way for you to remind yourself of everything you are worth and of all the good things in life that you are able to enjoy. Another idea is to visit zenvibes to find inspirational items that will help you to maintain a positive outlook throughout your day.

Update your appearance

The next step is to update your appearance. Whilst it is never a good idea to obsess over your looks, there is no shame in self-care. That is why you should take a step back to evaluate your appearance. Perhaps you could benefit from a new wardrobe. Or, maybe you would enjoy visiting your local salon. Whatever you decide, the most important thing is that you are trusting your own instincts instead of being influenced by the outside world. You need to embrace the opportunity to look good for yourself.

Boost your confidence levels

In addition to this, you should be on the lookout for opportunities to boost your confidence levels. If you are going to radiate positivity, this needs to come from the inside out. It will be impossible for you to create an aura of brightness and beauty if you are plagued by self-doubt and anxiety. That is why you should focus all of your efforts on boosting your levels of self-esteem.

Bring out positivity in others

Once you have improved the relationship that you enjoy with yourself, you should turn your attention to the other relationships in your life. Try to make it your goal to bring out the positivity in others. You could do this with regular compliments, moral support, and gentle encouragement. Even as you are walking down the street, you could challenge yourself to greet passersby with a warm phrase or a pleasant smile.

Think about your smile

If you are trying to smile more, it might be a good idea to think about the appearance of your teeth. Why not experiment with natural whitening techniques? You could also update your toothpaste and invest in an electric toothbrush. Of course, you don’t want to become hung up on the superficial, but there is no harm in increasing your confidence levels.  

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March 28, 2018

6 Ways to Start Living Your Best Life

You’ve likely heard people say many times that you only get one life to live so living it well is key. There may be no truer words, so it is good to ask yourself from time to time whether you are truly happy with the life you’re living. Although nobody’s life is perfect per say, you deserve to experience a level of happiness. There are many steps that you can take to ensure that you do, however, such as doing some soul searching and answering some honest questions. It may be reassuring to know that it is never too late to begin living the life that you’ve often dreamt of, and all it takes is a few steps in the right direction. You will find a few specific things you can do to live your best life in the following article.

Put Yourself First

One of the first steps to living your best life is putting yourself first. It is often taught that you should put others before yourself and aspire to live a selfless life. Although this is a noble way to live, it isn’t always practical if you want to live a happy life. It is difficult to give people your best when you’re increasingly unhappy. You should, therefore, learn to put your fundamental needs first so that you can give people the best version of yourself. Another idea to help you put yourself first is creating a happiness list by jotting down five activities that make you happy and reminding yourself to do them ever so often or incorporating them into your schedule. Living your best life has a lot to do with living a happy life, so try and ensure that your happiness comes first.

Take Your Health Seriously

Health is something that many people know they need to maintain but struggle to do for reasons known to each person. For some, it’s the fact that bad habits die hard, while others just haven’t been able to find the time to do so. The reality is, to live your best life, you have to be strong, healthy, and your body should function well. This will give you the freedom to live life on your own terms as when you’re sick and unhealthy there is a limit to what you can do. Some of the sources of declining health are eating the wrong foods in large quantities, failing to stay physically active, drug and alcohol addictions, as well as poorly maintained mental health. You can change these bad habits, however, and begin living your best life any day you choose to. It would simply require you to choose healthier eating habits, make more of an effort to keep your body moving and consider rehab if you’re struggling with addictions. If you’ve ever been concerned about how you can afford rehab and asked the question “does Aetna cover alcohol rehab?”, then you should know that the answer is yes. Their coverage includes treatment programs that offer ongoing care if you’re struggling with addiction, so it could be a practical option for you to consider.

Pursue Your Passion

Another way to live your best life is to pursue the things that make you want to jump out of bed every morning. Seeing as society has taught us that the most important thing in life is working to pay bills, it can be easy to get caught up in the rat race. If you have the opportunity, however, you should think about using some of your free time to do the things that you love. Even if you’re not brave enough to quit your job to pursue your interests, doing it in your free time may be better than not doing anything but working. If you do decide to ditch your career to pursue your passion, you should remember that there will never necessarily be a right time to do so and it’s okay to begin doing it alongside work before quitting. It may also be the case that you happen to be one of those people that haven’t yet found your passion and that’s okay as well. Sometimes you stumble on your passion, but it’s unlikely that it will happen if you don’t try different things and be open to exploring a little.

Seek New Experiences

It can be easy to slip into a routine and find yourself somewhat stuck in it. Although routines can be a good thing, they don’t often encourage you to go out and seek fresh experiences. Part of living your best life is seeing all of the many things that life has to offer, but you can’t do this if you never go and see what’s out there. Seeking new experiences doesn’t always require you to pack your bags, sell all of your things and travel the world, although that’s not a bad idea. It could be through more simple things like attending different events, trying new foods, being open to spending time with different people, and generally doing things outside of your comfort zone. It may not be comfortable at first, but you will find that when you get used to living outside of your box, it may be difficult to put yourself back into it.

Maintain Healthy Relationships

Your best life could be living alone, but it may be far more fun to experience it with people that you’re fond of. It is important, for this reason, that you maintain healthy relationships. This means that you should try and focus on spending time and developing bonds with those who make you feel good about yourself, motivate you to be better, and have a positive impact on your life. In the same respect, you should try and distance yourself from those who have an opposite effect on you. Some other tips on maintaining healthy relationships are being honest, repairing misunderstandings, taking the time to show appreciation and managing your expectations.

Be Open Minded

To fully absorb all of the good things in life, being open-minded is key. You should try and be open to seeing life from different perspectives so that you can appreciate who you are, where you are in life, and what your existence contributes to the world. When your mind is closed, it is difficult to do this and as a result, you limit yourself in some ways. You should, therefore, try and always look at both sides of the coin and be a free-thinker.

Living your best life is about living a life where you’re mentally and emotionally free. You should be free to live in a way that brings you gratification, experience life in all of its fullness, and see the many things the world has to offer. There are many things that will stand in your way as you pursue such a life but remembering that life in itself is a journey should help you live it in the best way possible.

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