It’s a Glam Thing
December 11, 2017

Princess Madeleine of Sweden Wears a Bespoke Séraphine Gown!

December 11, 2017 –  Princess Madeleine of Sweden wore a custom made gown by award winning British maternity brand Séraphine at this year’s Nobel Prize award ceremony, held at the Stockholm Concert Hall.
The one of a kind gown was designed in London by Séraphine founder Cécile Reinaud, and made to measure by Séraphine‘s team of talented in-house tailors. In a soft vintage mauve shade, the bespoke maternity gown was crafted in pure silk, and features a sumptuous hand-beaded overlay in precious gold lace, providing a unique jewel encrusted finish.
Princess Madeleine, who is expecting her third child in spring 2018, is known to be a fan of Séraphine, having previously worn bespoke creations by the brand while expecting her son Prince Nicolas.
Cécile Reinaud said: “It is a huge honor to be asked to create a gown for such a prestigious event, and I am thrilled with the result. The Princess wore it beautifully.”
Séraphine is the maternity brand of choice for expectant royals. The brand has dressed all three Swedish Princesses through their previous pregnancies, as well as being a favorite brand of the Duchess of Cambridge. Séraphine is no stranger to creating bespoke styles for royal clientele – In 2015 the brand created a bespoke maternity wardrobe for Princess Madeleine’s sister, Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden. Séraphinehas also created several bespoke pieces for The Duchess of Cambridge, including the iconic purple maternity coat, which she wore on her arrival in New York with Prince William to kick off their first royal visit to the United States.
As well as dressing royalty, Séraphine is well known for its impressive celebrity clientele, having dressed a host of A-listers including Jessica Alba, Gwen Stefani, Anne Hathaway, Marion Cotillard, Mila Kunis and many more through their pregnancies.
Photos courtesy of the official Facebook page of Princess Madeleine of Sweden
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December 6, 2017

Nicky Whelan Wears NISSA!

 
 
Los Angeles, CA – December 1, 2017 – Nicky Whelan was photographed wearing NISSA at the Land of Distraction launch event last night in Los Angeles! The actress looked edgy yet feminine wearing NISSA’s Off The Sleeve Silk Top ($253) and High Waisted Casual Trousers ($154; www.shop.nissa.com).
Photo Credit: Getty Images
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December 4, 2017

Healthy Habits for Beautiful Skin

From sleeping in your make-up and drinking too much alcohol, to over-exfoliating and skimping on your sleep, your lifestyle could be impacting on your skin in many negative ways. If you want to be kind to your skin and ensure it remains looking at its best throughout your lifetime, follow these tips.

Block out the sun

Although you may prefer the way you look with a nice tan, having a healthy glow to your skin turns out to be anything but. Not only can over-exposure to the sun – or to tanning beds –  lead to skin cancer, it also promotes premature aging. Wearing a broad-spectrum sunscreen is essential all year round but especially if you travel somewhere on holiday where you’ll be exposed to a lot more rays than you are back at home.

Worryingly, recent consumer reports have shown that not all sunscreens are created equal and many are far less effective than they claim to be. For this reason, it’s best to conduct your own research before you buy to ensure you find one that truly provides the level of protection you desire. Don’t forget to apply the cream to your neck and the top of your ears – these areas are exposed to the sun just as much as your face but are easily overlooked.

Clear the smoke

Smoking has been linked to early aging and an increase in the number of visible wrinkles on your face. It can also create a yellowish tint to your skin. If you’re having a hard time giving up or even cutting down on your tobacco consumption, consider making the switch to vaping. With only a fraction of the number of chemicals found in regular cigarettes, vaping is an alternative with far less impact on your skin as well as the rest of your overall health.

Another advantage of vaping is that you have far more choice of the type of device you want to carry with you, along with more choice when it comes to the strength and flavor of your vaping liquid. Search out the various varieties online and when you find a vape juice review you like the sound of, you can place an order with just a few clicks.

Spot the difference

If your skin in prone to breaking out in spots, your diet could be to blame. Although not all studies support the idea that there is a link between acne, foods high on the glycemic index and the levels of insulin in your body, many people find that cutting down on refined sugar and replacing snack food with fruit, fresh vegetables and foods rich in Omega-3 benefits their skin. Similarly, though not all studies show a link between dairy products and spots, there is a theory that milk might promote acne by causing excess production of sebum.

Foods believed to be beneficial to the health of your skin include tomatoes, kale, spinach and arugula. Don’t neglect the rest of your diet though. Keep everything in balance to ensure you are getting the right proportion of carbohydrates and proteins to ensure all round health. Dark chocolate has also been found to contain substances that promote good skin health. You should also be drinking lots of water to ensure you are fully hydrated and get plenty of exercise as the increased blood flow is also beneficial to your skin.

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December 4, 2017

’tis the season for Crystal Parties, covetable Stocking Stuffers from Hynt Beauty

Crystal Party Set & Hynt’s
Stocking Stuffer Mini-Sets

Holiday 2017

Crystal Party Gift Set

Introducing Crystal Party, our Holiday 2017 gift set that includes many of our top selling favorites!  Featuring clean, luxurious makeup and skincare essentials like our NOCTURNE Mascara, our matte, titanium-dioxide free blush in Notoriously Nude, and the most versatile, makeup artist-loved pressed eye shadow in Taupe; we make it easy for you to try the products you keep on hearing about!

The set includes:

PERFETTO Pressed Powder Eyeshadow Single in Crystal Taupe
NOCTURNE Mascara in Black
FORTE High Definition Eyeliner Pencil in Black
LIBRE Luxurious Lip Gloss in Burgundy Cherry
ALTO Matte Blush (Deluxe Sample) in Notoriously Nude
SKIN PREP SERUM Deluxe Sample Size
MSRP $59.00 (Actual value $96.00)

 

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December 1, 2017

7 tips for being a glamorous parent

Having children can completely transform your life. It can drastically alter your priorities and change the way that you interact with the outside world. While this can be an extremely positive experience, it is vitally important that you still hold onto your sense of self. The fact that you are a parent shouldn’t stand in the way of you being a confident, attractive, and dynamic individual. If you are wondering how this is possible, you will need to read on. Below are seven tips for being a glamorous parent.

Create beautiful outfits

The first step towards a glamorous lifestyle is ensuring that your family is always well presented. You can do this by sorting through everyone’s wardrobe and evaluating their outfit choices. You should also consider investing in high-quality pieces, as opposed to flimsier items that are likely to fall apart. This is also an excellent way for you to teach your children about the importance of caring for their possessions. If you want to start them young, why not visit Nickis? This is a fantastic place for you to find designer labels at affordable prices. You’re sure to be inspired when you see their impressive range of children’s clothing.

ideas for dressing your kids, Storage solutionsDesign a beautiful interior

Although it is important to think practically when creating a home for you and your family, it is also perfectly fine to add a touch of glamor to your household. You can do this by creating a design scheme that perfectly combines common sense with aesthetic appeal. You should also think carefully about your children’s bedrooms. Try to create a look that will stand the test of time. Instead of decorating the bedroom walls, you should try to focus on the accessories. This will make it easier for the room to evolve as your child gets older. You can simply take out certain items and replace them with more age-appropriate pieces. You should also try to divide your home into adult friendly and child-friendly spaces. Perhaps you could give your kids a playroom or a snug, as this will help to keep all of their toys out of the main house.

Invest in storage solutions

You can also do this by investing in clever storage solutions. This is a great way for you to organize all of your family’s possessions. It is also ideal if you are someone who prefers a streamlined, minimalistic aesthetic. Instead of your home looking cluttered and chaotic, you can have everything neatly stored away. Having a set place for everything will also help you to teach your little ones about cleaning up. If they know exactly where an item needs to go, once they have finished with it, they will be more likely to put it away.

Experiment with your choice of food

As a parent, it can be extremely difficult to get your kids to experiment with new foods. Whatever you do, don’t give up. Teaching your children about different cuisines is a fantastic way for you to introduce them to new cultures and experiences. It is also a great opportunity for you to enjoy a touch of glamor. Why not have at least one night a week where you and your family sit down to an alternative meal? You could even start the process with one ingredient at a time. The most important thing is that you are pushing your boundaries and encouraging your family to do the same. If you are struggling to get your kids on side, you could think about letting them take part in the preparation process. They may be more tempted to try a new meal if they have had a hand in its creation.

Set up a professional photo shoot

Another fun idea is to set up a professional photo shoot for you and your family. This is a great excuse for you all to get dressed up and to embrace your most stylish selves. You could ask a family friend to come along and take a few snaps. Or, you could splash out on a professional photographer. This will help you to ensure your pictures are high-quality images that you can be proud of. Although it is not possible to be glamorous every day of your life, your photos will be a pleasant reminder of a time when everything came together. You could also go it alone and take your own family pictures. Why not treat yourself to a high-quality camera and top of the range printing equipment? You never know, you might have a hidden talent just waiting to be uncovered.

Stay organized

If you are going to enjoy the finer things in life, you will need to make sure that you stay on top of your duties. This will help you to free up some time and to preserve some valuable energy. If you are rushed off your feet, it is unlikely that you will want to bother with glamorous activities such as dining out or dressing up. However, if you effectively manage your day, you should have plenty of opportunities for a little bit of glamor. Perhaps you could aim to get all of your tasks done by a certain time. Then, you could spend your evening celebrating with a cocktail, a tasty snack, or a relaxing bubble bath.

Enjoy a spa day with your family

Another idea is to treat you, and your family, to a relaxing spa day. There are plenty of establishments that are more than happy to cater to children. Just make sure that you call up to check beforehand, as you don’t want to be caught out at the last minute. Alternatively, you could enjoy your spa day at home. You could make everyone facemasks, buy bath bombs for the evening, and sit down in front of a relaxing movie. You could even make healthy treats such as a fruit smoothie or a sushi platter. The most important thing is that your entire family has the chance to escape the stresses and strains of daily life.

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November 30, 2017

Alli Simpson Wears Zvelle and Chris Gramer!

Los Angeles, CA – November 29, 2017 – Alli Simspon was photographed wearing Zvelle and Chris Gramer to the Australian premiere of Pitch Perfect 3. Alli looked fierce on the black carpet wearing Chris Gramer’sPleated Skorts ($217; www.chrisgramer.com) and Zvelle’s Leila Heels in Black ($485, www.zvelle.com).
Photo Credit Getty Images
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November 30, 2017

Why Do Luxury Retailers Make So Much Effort with Their Christmas Store Decoration?

 

 

Christmas is a time when shopping becomes a major priority for a lot of people, with gifts to buy as well as parties to choose outfits for! Shopping during the run-up to Christmas can be quite a different experience than at other times of the year, and while this is partly simply because everything is a bit more hectic, it is also because of the nice, festive atmosphere created by Christmas music and the lights and decorations.

 

  • Decorations and High-End Stores

 

Some stores opt for decorations so lavish and impressive that people actually view those stores’ Christmas displays as a feature of Christmas itself. Whether it is Harrods in London or 5th Avenue department stores, Christmas displays tend to be impressive and something people go out of their way to see. Newspapers even report on the choice of display for the year in some cases!

But why do luxury shops do this? It is almost certainly something that costs them a lot of money and requires the input of some serious creative talent, so why do they pull out all the stops rather than simply putting up a tree in the store like lower end retailers do?

 

  • Making Iconic Buildings Even More of a Talking Point

 

One of the reasons luxury brands tend to go for particularly elaborate and beautiful displays at Christmas – especially when it comes to the outside of the building, is that many department stores and the flagship stores of giant luxury designer brands like Chanel and Dior tend to already be very eye-catching buildings. Flagships for designer brands were often built specifically to house these brands, and designed by a luxury architect like Peter Marino who specializes in creating shops that have a substantial visible presence in some of the world’s major shopping cities.

Making these buildings, which already stand out as unique pieces of architecture, look even more impressive at Christmas, is a way brands can leverage the beauty of their shops even further to attract more customers.

 

 

  • Stand-Out Lights Encourage People to Shop in Person

 

Designer brands are well aware that people have the option to shop online, and also that there are other retailers offering their products – sometimes for less. While this is good for them because it does still help them to sell their designs, at the same time, photos online can’t necessarily do a lot of products justice. Many of the things sold by luxury brands are things one is likely to want to try before they buy – such as fragrances, make-up and clothing. It is easier to sell these expensive products to people who have seen them in the flesh, and having a Christmas display that is worth seeing can be enough to lure Christmas shoppers out from behind their computers to shop in person.

Checking out the Christmas decorations in big, luxury stores can be a lot of fun, but it is interesting to think about why this is done from a business perspective.

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November 29, 2017

Sofia Vergara Wears 7 For All Mankind!

LOS ANGELES, CA – November 28, 2017 – Sofia Vergara was photographed wearing 7 For All Mankind while shopping in Beverly Hills today! The actress looked chic pairing her tan sweater and sky-high heels with the Ankle Skinny with Trouser Released Hem in East Village ($209, www.7forallmankind.com).
Photo courtesy of BACKGRID
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November 29, 2017

3 Signs It’s Time to See Your Doctor for Your Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are never easy to deal with. At first, it’s always possible to put them in the back of your mind and cope with them, but at a certain point they can become not only unsightly, but dangerous for your health. But at which point should you consider seeking professional treatment? In this article, we’re going to give you a few tell-tale signs that it’s time to see a doctor. We’ll also tell you how your doctor can help.

Your Legs Are Getting Swollen

If for no apparent reason you start experiencing sharp pain in your legs, then it could mean that one of your deep veins is being obstructed by a blood clot. If that is the case, that is a serious situation that should be assessed immediately. A lump under the skin could also be caused by a blood clot, but it could be caused by an inflamed vein as well. While this isn’t always indicative of a worse condition, it would be wise to consult a doctor as a preventive measure.

Sudden Bleeding

Another clear sign that something is wrong is if the skin that is covering the varicose veins starts bleeding either on its own or after contact. The skin that covers varicose veins has a tendency to be very thin and break easily. If your skin breaks easily especially around the varicose, consult a doctor immediately.

Home Treatment Aren’t Working

Many home treatments can be used to treat or reduce the appearance of varicose veins. Things like grape seed extract, centella asiatica and rutosides have all shown some results in the treatment of varicose veins. Changes to your diet can also be made to alleviate the symptoms. But if even after all these changes, the problem still persists or becomes worse, then it’s definitely time to see a professional.

What a Doctor Can Do for You

In addition to giving you a few pieces of advice on how to modify your lifestyle to reduce the occurrence of varicose veins, doctors have a wide variety of procedures that they can perform to shut veins completely.

One of the most popular treatments for varicose veins is sclerotherapy. With this method, the doctor injects a liquid into the veins that will force them to close. The liquid will scar the valve, causing it to close naturally. This procedure is rather simple and is usually performed on smaller veins.

Laser treatment is also increasing in popularity because of its non-invasive nature and great results. This method is usually performed on spider veins, but can also be done on bigger veins as well. For deep veins, a special fiber is inserted directly inside the vein and closed through laser ablation. Clinics like NY Metro Vein, for instance, specialize in laser varicose vein removal.

 

Varicose veins are very serious and go well beyond aesthetics. Neglecting to treat your varicose veins could lead to severe complications and even incapacitate you. If you notice any of the symptoms outlined in this article, make sure that you consult a doctor immediately.

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November 22, 2017

Are Diamonds Still A Girl’s Best Friend

 

There’s no denying the fact that diamonds aren’t going anywhere, anytime soon. Each year, more and more people seem to fall in love with this stone. Perhaps its appeal lies in the its versatility- a diamond lends itself to every kind of jewelry piece, from rings to tiaras. It can also be paired with any kind of outfit- modern, classic, ethnic and western. It also goes with every kind of metal- white or pink gold, platinum and silver. It can be paired with virtually any other stone- ruby, emerald, sapphire- you name it. It also makes for the perfect gift and grand gesture. No wonder then that its popularity continues to rise, unabated.

It’s in one area where the diamond truly shines- the engagemenbeyondscst ring. For centuries, the diamond has been associated with this occasion of commitment and love. No other piece of jewelry but a ring can do in such a time. And what’s the better way of showing that the person matters to you than by gifting them a precious and rare thing like a diamond? A diamond engagement ring is mostly paired with a wedding band and so both rings need to complement each other and fit comfortably. The classic round cut is still popular, though art deco and square settings are fast gaining followers. Here, the diamond is a girl (and groom’s) best friend because with a ring on the finger, there’s no need to announce the new stage you’re in. If you’re looking to flaunt a piece of jewelry and show some bling, you can’t really think of anything but the diamond.

Women are doing more with their lives than being getting married. They are making strides in careers, public life, administration, politics and the world stage. No matter what the realm is- home, entertainment, social media, fashion, science and technology- women are making their presence felt.A diamond may not be the pinnacle of achievement for them, but it’s still important. A woman may gift herself a diamond when she gets yet another promotion and the coveted corner office. It makes a great gift to give others- something that can save tons of shopping trips and hassles; making it the best gift for a busy woman.

There’s no rule against buying yourself a diamond and more women are doing just that. Either to wear it and feel beautiful every day, or because they see it as a great investment for a rainy day. This is the point where a diamond is truly a girl’s best friend– as a nest egg for a different time. When the diamond is procured from a reputed jeweler, it comes with certification and that’s vital for when you need to re-sell it, or exchange it. Some day you may want an upgrade from the stone you presently have and certification helps.

Most jewelry is associated with happy occasions- a significant birthday, graduation, engagement, wedding, success. And the most common piece of jewelry we seem to like is the ring. And the most popular stone?The diamond.As long as that’s the case, this versatile stone will continue to shine and will continue to be a great companion in times of good and bad.

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