Donna Raheb
June 21, 2018

Tips For Looking Glam While Working Out or Playing Sports

We all know that a big component of looking our best is getting enough exercise. It can improve circulation to give your skin a better texture and a healthy glow, give you better muscle tone, help control your weight, and reduce stress. With all of these benefits, it is definitely worth sticking to a regular exercise regimen or taking up a sport as a hobby. However, if you are someone who likes to look great whenever people might see you, it can be a bit off-putting thinking about looking all hot, red and sweaty in front of other gym-goers or your sports teammates and competitors.

Of course, most people don’t really care what other people look like when they are working out, but it does help you get in the zone and perform at your best if you feel confident, comfortable, and relaxed, and for many of us, this comes with knowing we still look like our usual glamorous selves, no matter what the activity or how tough it is!

Here are some tips for looking good during exercise, and making sure you don’t end up with any negative effects on your beauty from doing sport:

 

  • Find A Practical Hairstyle You Love

If you have short hair, then you are probably going to need to get used to going out with less product in it when you train because this will mix with sweat and make a messy, damp slime that will look and feel horrible. Keep wax, gel, and other fixing products to a minimum and try and find a way to love your hair in a more natural state. You can consider styles using a band to keep hair off your face and add some color and interest to your look, or just clip back the front of your hair to create a cute, sporty look.

With longer hair, you are going to need to find a go-to style for exercise that keeps hair off your face, out of your eyes, and preferably off your neck. There is no law that says you can’t work out with your hair down, but if you are going at an intensity that is going to make you sweat, it will soon look damp, dirty, and messy, and you will probably find you feel a lot cooler and more comfortable with your hair up. Try some styles using high ponytails, braids, bunches, and buns to find something you like the look of, but which is also able to look the same at the end of your workout as it did when you first styled it!

  • Consider Keeping Nails Shorter

If you usually keep your nails long or have long acrylic or gel extensions, you may find that going for a shorter style may help you feel more comfortable during sport and exercise and also give you fewer maintenance headaches. A short, squared off style in a bold color, or a classic French manicure, can keep your nails looking glamorous while also making it easier to avoid breakage and chips when you are playing sport, lifting weights, or doing aerobic exercises like dancing or kickboxing.

  • Try Barer Make-Up Looks

You can wear some make-up while you are sweating but consider its staying power and how it will look once you are sweating and flushed from your activity. Waterproof makeup is essential if you are planning to wear anything on your eyes, but there are now some great waterproof mascaras and eyeliners that can hold up no matter how much you sweat. Some can even survive watersports! As a base, go for a tinted moisturizer rather than a normal foundation. This will allow your skin to breathe and give you a more even complexion but won’t hide the natural healthy glow you get from working out or look strange on your skin if you tend to go a bit red when you are exercising.

For your lips, consider a tinted lip balm, which will nourish your lips as well as giving you a more glamorous look. This can be especially important if you are exercising outdoors, where the sun and wind can cause lips to dry out and chap.

 

  • Treat Yourself To Some Stylish New Sports Gear

Once you have found hair, nails and makeup looks that keep you feeling fresh and looking glam, you need to also think about your clothes. Having the opportunity to wear fashionable workout or sports clothes you love can be a big motivator when it comes to working out, and it can be a lot more fun getting ready to hit the gym or go for a run if you get to put on something you like the style of rather than grungy old track pants and baggy shirts!

What you should buy depends very much on the type of sport you do, but there are cute outfits for women on the market for everything, whether you are doing boxing, surfing, volleyball or tennis, plus an almost endless amount of choice when it comes to clothing for dance, aerobics, and general fitness. What you do need to choose carefully, however, is your sports bra, and your shoes. A good sports bra is essential, but what you may not know is that there are bras designed for different levels of intensity, so one made for yoga will not be suitable for running.

Shoes are also an area where you need to match your purchases to what you are doing rather than just buying generic sneakers you like the style of. Look for the best in running shoes, indoor soccer shoes, tennis shoes, basketball shoes, or whatever other specialist shoe designs are appropriate for the workouts you have planned. Find out more here.

It takes hardly any effort to design yourself an exercise look that will keep you feeling confident and which can withstand even the most hardcore exercise, so why not start thinking about how you can look glam at the gym today!

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June 19, 2018

Tips For Improving Your Body Image

Body positivity is one of those subjects which is gaining more and more popularity these days. Although it feels like that in today’s society people need to achieve a certain body goal in order to be seen as an inspiration, in reality, things are a bit different. First and foremost, every single individual has a certain opinion when it comes to their body, and that is dictated by what they see in the mirror. While a lot of people struggle with poor body image and they feel disappointment and shame each time they see their reflection somewhere, others are grateful and even contented by the way they look.

As body image allows people to create a first impression, people are encouraged to adopt a positive body image. It does not have to reach any standards, but it has to change the way you feel and view your body.

Undo Negative Self-Talk

Negative self-talk is very destructive for your mind as it has a direct impact on the way you feel in your own skin. Therefore, you need to minimize the number of negative comments that you give yourself and replace them with positive, motivational ones. You are the worst critic of yourself, so change has to come from within in this case. Stop pointing out your flaws and start focusing on your unique features.

Learn to Love Exercise

Exercising has many health benefits. Though, it has to be practiced for the right reasons because you need to be consistent to see results. Unfortunately, no miraculous diets or machinery will help you get the body of your dreams overnight. First, you need to accept and love your current shape and learn how to exercise so that you see results, which will motivate you to continue. When working out you might feel embarrassed by the way you look, but the good news is that there are certain retailers who focus on making you feel good with their quality workout gear. Simply Be offers a great selection of athleisure, including a range of plus size joggers, tops or sports bras, so you’ll feel happy and confident when you’re next working out.

Get a Nutrition Boost

Another important aspect that can radically change your body image is the food you eat. You need to avoid throwing pity parties for you and continue eating damaging foods. Good nutrition helps you nourish your body with the best products out there, so include vegetables, fruit, lean meat, and nuts in your diet, and limit the number of sweets and unhealthy fats that you consume. No matter how complicated it might seem, you need to stop eating processed foods, they only offer short-term repletion, but no real nutrients.

Pamper Yourself

Since you’re working on your body image, it might be a good idea to start pampering yourself every now and them. Relaxing treats such as a bubble bath or a massage is meant to calm your mind and body. Your entire body needs to be cherished and loved, so it is not the end of the world if you eat a piece of dark chocolate or a small cookie every now and them. After all, you need to treat your body with respect on the journey to self-love.

Unfortunately, a lot of people fail to understand that no one is perfect. There are no standards related to your body that you need to reach. Aim to feel comfortable in your own skin and nothing will stop you.

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June 17, 2018

Experience Bath Magic with YUZU Soap Bombs and Bath Fizz

Everyone has a favorite meal. My favorite meal is Baked Stuffed Shrimp. I love it but I can’t eat it everyday, that could get boring. I have to change things up with different types of foods. I feel the same way about my skincare products, shampoos and conditioners and of course my bath products. I take baths all the time, winter or summer, I love my baths but, like my favorite food, using the same bath products can get quite boring. I have found my bath magic…

I changed up my bath routine with YUZU Soap Bombs and Bath Fizzes. I knew they were going to be perfect as soon as I opened the package. The Lavender Sage fragrance was amazing. YUZU Bath Cubes come in sets of two- 3oz. cubes that are individually wrapped. You have your choice of  4 fragrances, Eucalyptus Mint, Lemon Tea Tree, Orange Mint and Lavender Sage.

Get ready for the ultimate relaxing bath experience. Simply drop one cube into the running bath water and allow it to dissolve. Now just relax in your soft, fragrant bath water and enjoy.  YUZU Bath Bomb Cubes are 100% natural and handcrafted in small batches. Each cube is formulated with moisturizing coconut oil, aromatic essential oils, natural clay, baking soda, citric acid and hazel.

Why not change things up a little more with YUZU’s  Dual Bath Fizz Set. YUZU Dual Bath Fizz Set is an exclusive collaboration item with esselle, a modern tabletop decor brand based in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Dual Bath Fizz Set contains a Lavender scented fizz and an orange scented one. Choose the scent you want or, for a unique bath experience, mix the two scents. Add a little more Lavender or a little more orange…what ever your heart desires. Either way get ready for a relaxing bath. 

The fizz powder is 100% natural and, as with the bath cubes, contains baking soda, citric acid, coconut oil, essential oils, and natural clay. Each set comes with a gilded wooden spoon designed by esselle, two glass jars, a bamboo tray and 10 oz. of bath fizz. You will enjoy 8 to 10 baths with the Dual Bath Fizz Set.

Fill your bathtub with warm water. Add as little or as much bath fizz as desired.  6 spoonfuls usually does the trick. If it’s a subtle floral scent you are looking for, try adding 5 parts Orange and 1 part Lavender.  

YUZUsoap.com offers an array of unique bath products hoping to make your bath quite the experience. You will find bath bombs, bath tablets, gift sets, exceptional bath soaps and more. They make perfect gift anytime or any season.

 

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June 5, 2018

Everyday ways to feel more glamorous

It’s essential that you know your worth to make the most of your life. Rather than spending your days struggling with intense anxiety and low self-esteem, you need to do everything in your power to build up your confidence levels. Whether you are standing in front of the mirror, walking into work, or turning up to a social occasion, it is important that you feel incredible about yourself. If you are wondering how to achieve this, you should start by injecting some glamor into your everyday life. Doing so is a fabulous reminder that you deserve the best of the best. Below are four tips that will help you on your way.

Put together a designer closet

Instead of making do with cheap and tacky clothing, you need to treat yourself to high-quality garments and accessories, so the first tip is to put together a designer closet. Investing in your appearance is a great way for you to experience the benefits of self-love. However, this will only work if you are dressing for yourself and not for other people. You need to make sure that you are genuinely enjoying the experience from start to finish. That is why you should also visit Joli Closet, as their incredible discounts will ensure you don’t feel guilty about splashing out on a whole new look.

Enjoy your meals out

If you are used to takeouts and microwave dinners, taking the time to dine out more could be a massive culture shock for you, but it is vital that you step outside your comfort zone. Even if you only dedicate one night a week to eating out, this could still be a brilliant opportunity for you to enjoy a glamorous social event. You could also try to squeeze in at least one lunch date a week, along with a couple of cocktails at the weekend.  

Review your interior design scheme

If you decide instead to invite your loved ones over to your property, you will need to make sure that your living space is up to scratch. Perhaps now is the time to review your interior design scheme. If it isn’t already a glamorous, luxurious, and designer space, you should make this your mission. Simple touches such as scatter cushions, scented candles, and framed artwork could make all the difference. You should also think about adopting a minimalist approach, as this is quite often a feature of designer interiors.  

Pamper yourself  

Finally, you should find the time to pamper yourself. Don’t worry; this doesn’t have to involve spending any more money. You can simply put together a home spa day. Ideally, you should try to do this at least once a week. Alternatively, you could take on a different treatment every evening. It may sound like an incredibly indulgent way to spend your time, and it is! There is no shame in looking after yourself and enjoying treats on a regular basis. You have the right to experience a glamorous existence, so don’t allow anything to hold you back.

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June 4, 2018

Jasmine Sanders Wears Alias Mae. Check Out Her Photo.

LOS ANGELES, CA – June 4, 2018 – Jasmine Sanders shared a few photos on her Instagram over the weekend wearing Alias Mae’s Alla Snake Boots ($399, www.aliasmae.com).
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May 29, 2018

When you need a little Harmony in your life

When you need a little Harmony in your life, Harmony Patches are there to greet you. Harmony Patches are a natural remedy “in patch form of course” to help relieve many types of discomfort in babies, children and adults.  There are Harmony Cough Patches and Harmony Colic Patches for infants and babies up to 12 months; Harmony Cough Patches and Tummy Patches for ages one to seven, and adult Harmony Cough and Tummy Patches for ages eight and up.

WHO CREATED THE HARMONY PATCH?

“The Harmony Patches creator, Dr. May Loo”, respected clinician, Chinese medicine expert and a mother, “came up with the idea when her newborn daughter would not stop crying due to probable gas.  She applied a mixture of ground herbs using a bandage and her baby instantly calmed down and went to sleep.  After years of research and development, she has brought her idea full circle and is now offering Harmony Patches to consumers everywhere.”

Harmony Patches contain safe USDA organic ingredients  like organic ginger, chamomile and fennel in propriety formula.  I drink Chamomile tea to relieve stress and I use ginger and fennel in my cooking. For this reason, I know Harmony Patches are safe to use. Each Harmony Patch is formulated for a transdermal delivery system providing rapid and long-lasting symptom relief.

There are a lot of advantages using the patch as opposed to taking oral medicines. Medicines can be hard to swallow, literally, and I mean that for babies, young children and adults. I had a hard time getting my children to take medicine. Even as they got older, they did not like swallowing pills but they had no choice. Another important aspect to consider is that medicines can contain alcohol, sugar, bicarbonate and citric acid. Harmony Patches contain none of these.

Harmony Patches are perfect for babies with colic, reflux and cough and cold symptoms. They are a safe and and gentle and won’t irritate baby skin. Harmony Patches deliver fast relief for specific symptoms when placed on strategic areas of the skin. Each foil package is clearly marked with instructions for use on the back. Harmony Patches adhere to your skin with a water-based adhesive, and is  silicone, latex, acrylic and rubber free.

Harmony Patches  has won the prestigious gold Mom’s Choice award.

Harmony Patches are safe for all ages and are available at  www.drloosnaturalremedies.com, amazon and at Erewhon Stores in the greater Los Angeles area.
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May 23, 2018

Ashley Greene Wears Monsoori!

Ashley Greene was photographed wearing Monsoori Monsoori last night at the Click My Closet Launch Party in New York City! The actress looked chic in a Monsoori Red Halter Gown with Bow from their Fall 18 Collection (price available upon request, www.monsoori.com).
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May 17, 2018

Jasmine Tookes Really Loves Gabriel NY Jewelry!

Jasmine Tookes shared a photo on Instagram, stacking her Gabriel NY 14K Yellow Gold Diamond Bangle ($825) and 14K Yellow Gold Diamond Bangle ($965) from the Bujukan Collection (www.gabrielny.com). The model also wore the same Gabriel NY bangles out for a dinner date in West Hollywood last week, and at the airport in Cannes, France recently.

 

 

 

 

 

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May 16, 2018

Royal Beauty Predictions with YouCam Makeup

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May 16, 2018

The DOUX is A MUST DO! New Indie Hair Care Line Now Available at Target

THE STORY:

There’s something NEW and worth telling people with curls of all types and textures about. 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 poised to kill it with 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 will 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 PRODUCTS: (Products & Images Available Upon Request)

Shampoo and Conditioner

*SUCKA FREE™ Moisturizing Shampoo, *FRESH RINSE™ Conditioner

Sulphate & Paraben-free Shampoo and Conditioning Duo with Shea Butter & Sea Silk. A gentle cleansing system for thick, dry, or color-treated hair. Ultra-hydrating conditioner has amazing slip for easy detangling. Sea silk smooths the cuticle, leaving hair frizz-free and full of body. MSRP: $12.99 each.

Stylers:

*BONITA AFRO BALM™ Shine Enhancing Texture Cream Delivers shine and manageability for pixies, Afro’s, tapered cuts, and twist/braid/coil sets. Certified organic botanicals, alcohol & paraben free. MSRP: $15.99.

*MOUSSE DEF™ Texture Foam Non-flaking mousse gives definition to curly styles without stiffness, cloudiness, or crunch. Soy proteins and natural humectants make this humidity-resistant styling aid ideal for thermal styling as well. MSRP: $14.99

*THE LIGHT™ Shine Mist Preserves color and protects hair from heat styling. Reduces drying time and delivers weightless shine to finished looks. Adds natural luster to natural styles. Infused with Black Cacao, Passion Fruit, and Palm Oil. MSRP: $14.99.

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