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Skincare and makeup guide for long-haul flights

Long haul flights can dehydrate your skin and make you feel less than flawless. If you want to feel and look your best during and after a long haul flight, here are the tips you should follow.

Always shower – Before you pile on the body lotion, ensure that you take a shower before you fly. If you must apply some makeup before you leave, look at applying tinted moisture and some blush before you head out the door.

Cleansing – Hand sanitizer is a must as most airports and planes carry a lot of germs. You can also use one of your facial wipes to clean your seat handles and tray before you get ready for your flight. If you are planning on taking a nap, make sure you cleanse your face before you take a snooze.

Moisturizing – You will need a good quality face cream, lip balm, and hand cream to apply during your flight. If you have acne, it is best to look at a brand of moisturizer that is specially created to reduce acne and redness. Make sure you apply your lip balm and hand cream throughout the flight.

Extra moisturizing – If your skin gets dry during a flight, pack a face sheet mask or a facial mist to hydrate and freshen your skin.

Makeup – To look your best when you get off the plane, look at applying your make up 45 minutes before landing. Look at a look that matches who you have to meet and where you are going after you leave the airport.

How to bring dry hair back to life?

The humidity, temperature and your lifestyle habits can affect the texture of your hair. If your hair feels dry and lifeless, here are some simple changes that can help to reduce dryness and improve shine.

Wash less – Washing your hair less, will help to hold naturally occurring oils on your hair. Your hairs natural oils work as a conditioner to detangle, moisten and restore shine. Look at washing your hair three times a week and wash your hair in cold water to avoid stripping natural oils from your hair.

Condition right – Buy a conditioner that is designed for dry hair and use it every time you shower. To add moisture, look at using a leave-in conditioner after you towel dry your hair to reduce frizz and the need to heat style your hair.

Dry better – Towel drying your hair and then letting it air dry is the best way to hold moisture in your hair. If you must blow dry your hair, opt for a ceramic ionic blow dryer which dries hair quicker.

Style smart – Using the right styling products will also help to increase moisture in your hair and reduce drying. Avoid products with fragrances and alcohols.

Give it a rest – Although changing your hair color every couple of month, may keep it interesting. Coloring and bleaching your hair will damage it even further.

Your diet – Foods with omega 3 oils can naturally soften hair. Look at adding foods like salmon, mackerel, and avocados to your daily diet.

What to wear for a company Christmas party?

It’s that time of year where you have to get your outfits ready to enjoy the season’s festivities back to back. However, with everyone on a tight budget, it may be a good idea to source some budget friendly outfits well in advance. Here are some tips on what you should wear to a company Christmas party.

Your holiday party is during work hours – If your office is throwing a party during work hours, it is best to wear appropriate work attire. However, you can dress it up by adding a blazer with a bit of sparkle.

Your holiday party is after work hours – For after work events look at moving away from your typical office attire and wearing something fun yet conservative. Keep the cleavage to a minimum and opt for clothes that are fitted yet not clingy.

Tips for picking out your company holiday attire – When picking out company holiday attire remember to always conform to your office dress code. If you are showing your arms and shoulders, make sure that your thighs are fully covered. For those who want to show off their legs, look at wearing a shift dress that is slightly below the knees with a pair of high heels that are comfortable. Avoid sheer fabrics has harsh or bright lights can show your underwear. Always invest in pieces that you can wear again for another holiday event.

How to get healthy skin?

Healthy skin is an asset and one that every women tries to attain. However, due to bad habits, work, pollutants and an unhealthy diet, women may struggle to maintain a healthy complexion. Here are some quick tips that can help to make your skin look healthier.

Minimal makeup – Wearing heavy makeup every day can cause your skin to discolor, get clogged or and cause acne. Leave heavy foundation for special events, and opt to go bare with just blush and mascara. Although this may seem daunting at first, after about a week or two, you will find that your skin looks a lot healthier because your skin has a chance to breathe.

Face cleansing – Cleansing your skin after a long workday, a night out or after the gym, is a must to remove makeup, dirt, and oil from your skin.

Sunscreen – Sun rays are harmful and can cause premature aging and skin cancer. Look at minimizing your sun exposure and wear a sunscreen with a moderate SPF rating every day.

Exfoliate your face – Exfoliating your face twice a week will help to remove dead skin cells and unclog pores. Look at investing in an exfoliant that matches your skin type or make a homemade one with sugar, honey, and coconut oil.

Moisturize – The level of moisturizing you will need will depend on your skin type and how hydrated you are on a daily basis. Start by increasing your water intake for two weeks and then consider the texture of skin before investing in a moisturizer.

 

Diesel Brand Profile

Diesel S.p.A. (commonly referred to as Diesel) is a luxury Italian fashion brand specializing in luxury casual clothing, footwear, and accessories. The brand places an emphasis on passion, individuality, and self-expression in its clothes. Founded by Renzo Rosso in 1978, jeans and other denim items have been a staple of the brand since its inception. Even today, denim items sold by Diesel are produced exclusively in Rosso’s home country of Italy.

Rosso began working at Italian fashion brand Moltex in 1976, purchased a 40% share in the company two years later, and began producing jeans under the Diesel name. In 1985, Rosso bought out the other investors, making himself the sole owner of the company. In the mid-1990s, Rosso began to open flagship Diesel stores in major markets around the world, including stores in New York City, San Francisco, Rome, London, Berlin, Barcelona, and Paris.

Diesel goes beyond a brand of clothing and accessories, however. Numerous collaborations with other enterprises – including forays into jewelry with Fossil, cosmetics with L’Oreal, headphones with Monster and strollers with Bugaboo, as well as their in-house collections of children’s clothing and home goods – make Diesel into a lifestyle. Known for their surreal ads that focus more on experience than products, Diesel asks viewers to participate in decoding the information presented. Producing casual clothing for a luxury audience, Diesel targets a high-end retail market focused on individuality and comfort but which doesn’t want to sacrifice quality.


Article written by Dev Randhawa. Dev Randhawa is a US-based fashion blogger who writes about modern trends driving men’s fashion.

 

The seven sins of style

Article written by Sid Solomon

Style changes according to our personalities and bodies. However, there are a few style sins that will always apply to everyone. Here are the seven sins of style.

Sin 1 – Dressing inappropriately – It is important that you dress according to the occasion. For example, it does not show respect to the bride and the groom if you arrive as a guest to their wedding wearing denim. Therefore be mindful of the occasion and when in doubt ask the host.

Sin 2- Quantity over quality – You may feel that you have accomplished a lot when you walk out of a store with bags of items that are cheap. However, you will save a lot if you spend money on quality pieces that will last you a few seasons.

Sin 3 – Being uncomfortable – If you find it hard to walk in a sky-high pair of heels or a dress that is a few inches too short, it is best to wear something else and feel comfortable.

Sins 4 – Following every trend – Do your research on a new trend, if you find yourself rushing to buy new fashion trends and then realizing that it doesn’t suit you.

Sin 5 – Wearing the wrong size – Avoid buying clothing that is a size or two too small or too big as it will only end up in the donation pile.

Sin 6 – Dressing without balance – It is a good rule to remember that if you are showing the upper half of your body, make sure your lower half is covered and vice verse. This will make balance your entire look.

Sin 7 – Showing up ungroomed – Outfits can look horrible if you have not shaved, show up with messy hair or makeup or your nails are chipped.

 

Top Women’s Shoes 2017

Women’s footwear has taken a fashion step forward in 2017. All shoe genres have enjoyed a major facelift this year. The latest trend in dress shoes is statement heels.

Stilettos used to be the only heels with a spotlight on them, but heels of all heights and widths are sporting pops of vibrant color and exciting prints. They can be found in all manner of shapes, from thin to chunky, square to round, and still others in elaborate designs.

When cold weather hits, boots of all lengths and colors are still very much in, especially if they feature a slight slouch, feminine laces, or pointed toes.

2017 has brought us a revival of some of old classics: the clear plastic look, and Mary Janes and loafers in all manner of heels, colors and prints. Speaking of prints, they are very hot in 2017 on anything from flats and sandals to heels and boots. Joining prints are the trends of bold patterns, bright glitter, and glowing colors.

If you feel like you have been asked to put style before comfort for far too long, you will be delighted to learn that fur-lined sandals are now not only acceptable but actively encouraged.

These luxurious slip ons range from Athleisure to high fashion. 2017 should be called “The Year of the Shoe”, says Dev Randhawa, because women’s footwear is definitely the star of every outfit right now.

6 Street style trends that are worth wearing

Adapting new trends can be expensive, since trends often move out as fast as they came in, leaving you with little time to wear your pieces. However, here are a few trends that are simple and well worth your investment.

  1. Silk pieces – Silk pieces are on trend this season and come in the form of cami’s or slinky slip dresses. Pair your pieces with a leather jacket and girly curls to give your look a bold yet feminine look.
  2. Mom jeans – Moms jeans are back on trend. Look for denim that is straight legged, distressed, ankle length and waist high. The added benefit of owning these jeans is that they are very flattering and can be dressed up with ankle boots or dressed down with sandals.
  3. Cold shoulders and one-shoulders – This fall trend is flirty and comfortable. Look for dresses and tops that show off your shoulders, in printed and striped fabrics.
  4. The flat mule – The flat mule is a convenient shoe that is great for cooler or warmer months. Look for them in neutral shades to match your mules with almost anything.
  5. Circle bags – These bags are chic and will elevate your entire look. For those who need more space, opt for a large circle bag that will fit almost anything.

Chokers – The 90’s have made a comeback with the arrival of the choker. Find yours in black velvet, skinny, gold, or layered. Wear your choker with a T-shirt, blazer or a slinky dress for instant sex appeal.

6 Tricks that will make your hair look fuller and thicker

If you have hair that often looks limp and lifeless, here are 6 tricks that will give your hair a serious boost that will last throughout the entire day.

Use an egg-size amount of mousse – Mousse is a great way to add volume. Avoid the crunchy feel of mousse by applying it on wet hair, starting from the base of your hair. Then finish off by working your mousse from root to strands.

Use your fingers when blow-drying your hair – Start blow-drying your hair with your fingers, to get the majority of water out of your hair. Once your hair is 80% dry, finish off your style with a brush.

Switch your part for an instant root lift – Try switching your part to give your locks an instant lift. If you part is to the right, simply flip your hair over to the left.

Condition your hair before you shampoo – Sometimes soft and sleek hair can make for hair that has less hold and volume. Therefore either condition your hair before you shampoo or omit the process entirely.

Tease your hair in small sections and spray it with hairspray – Teasing is a great trick to create volume at your roots. Start by holding hair in small sections and then back comb gently towards your head.

Twist your hair in small sections and pin it up while you sleep – Twist your hair with bobby pins or hair ties overnight. Simply blow dry in the morning and take your pins/ hair ties out. Then style with some hairspray to hold your volume.

 

Evening Wear Makeup Tips

A night out on the town means finding the perfect look for that special occasion, which means creating a great look with your makeup that will have you looking like a million bucks and turning heads everywhere you go. The following guidelines will ensure that you get the most out of your look and impress everyone in attendance.

Time Is On Your Side

Perfection cannot be rushed and for the best look attainable, remember that a bit of time is well worth investing for that perfect makeup finished. Once you have selected the right clothes and accessories, next turn your attention to the makeup you want to wear to complement everything perfectly. Are you going full on glam or sexy and subtle? Your makeup should suit the occasion and it is up to you to take the time to research every aspect of your look to look as put together as possible.

Long-Lasting Makeup

We all know that a night out can last for several hours, which means that your makeup should last for at least as long. To prevent your finely applied makeup from running down your face during the night, use only the best products available and ensure you enjoy every minute out.

Flawless Foundation

Treat your face like the canvas it is and apply a foundation that provides medium coverage and be sure to blend in well. Applied correctly, skin imperfections and spots are eradicated for the night and your base is solid and ready for any embellishments you decide on.

Facial Focus

Bold lips? Then downplay cheeks and eyes. Bold eyes? Give the rest of the face the night off more or less. It is better to look ready than like a sidekick clown when it comes to too much makeup!

Bio: Follow Dev Randhawa to learn more. Dev Randhawa blogs about her passion for hair and makeup in guest posts and at her own blog.