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Saturday, 29 June 2013
- Use soap, bath oils or other detergents when taking a bath or showering. These products will irritate the skin and make the sunburn effects worse
- Scrub, pick or peel your skin
- Break blisters
So here are some natural remedies for sunburns in case you're away on holiday!
Thursday, 27 June 2013
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My fourth post in the Summer Series! To see the others, go HERE (under 'Summer 2013 Series')
Even though it's summer, it does not mean that you can only tie your hair up in a plain old ponytail or a normal bun to keep you feeling cool. There are tons of other hairstyles that you can rock. Here are my top 10:
1. Make a deep side part and french braid a 3 inch piece of your hair on the fuller side
2. Continue down your head until you reach the bottom
3. Pull the rest of your hair in a low ponytail
4. Wrap a piece of hair around your elastic + secure with a bobby pin to hide it!
1. Spray your hair with a bit of texturizer
2. Twist a piece of hair (you can make it as thin/thick as you wish) on either side of your head
3. Pin them back and... VOILA!
I think that this one's a fun hairstyle to re-create and is more interesting then just boring let down hair!
1. Spray texturizing wax on damp hair and let them air dry
2. Take about a 2 inch section of your hair, split them into 2 and twist them around each other
3. Secure with an elastic
4. Twist as many as you wish!
Double braided Headband
Probably one of my favourite hairstyle yet!
Yes that's me - to see my tutorial (in words) go HERE
Not only do you get to change it up by wearing different headwraps/headbands each time, but this also keeps your hair out of your eyes (:
1. Pull hair to one side and braid (normal/fishtail) over your shoulder
2. Secure with an elastic band
3. Put a turban-style wrap or headband on your hair
3. Gently tug each side of the braid to loosen it for the effortless look
*If you have shorter hair, instead of braiding, wear hair in a side, loose ponytail instead*
Let your hair be air-dried naturally. Or wear your hair in a braid for a few days before letting it loose to get nice curls
Perfect for those lazy days. A quick fix!
Whenever I wear my hair like this, I feel like a princess. Another favourite!
Basically you braid your hair, but drop a strand and pick up a new one as you go along (:
But that's a pretty lame instruction so you can find a tutorial here
|Tutorial @ http://cupcakesandcashmere.com/easy-summer-hair-how-tos|
I love how dainty and feminine this look is! Very unique (:
All these looks make me want to play with my hair again! Which looks will you try this summer? (:
Wednesday, 26 June 2013
My third post in the Summer Series! To see the others, go HERE (under 'Summer 2013 Series')
Summer's approaching real fast which means it's time to head to the beach/pool and break out them swimwear. Most people are under the illusion that any great body will look good in any bikini. However, even the best of bodies wearing the wrong swimwear could be extremely unflattering. Swimwear comes in loads of styles and patterns there will be one that suits your body type - bandeau, tankini, monokini, halter top, triangle... So it's a good thing to spend a little time in understanding your body shape and invest in swimwear that flatters you. No two person has the same body shape, but everyone can look a million dollars. If you've got it, flaunt it ;)
|(L-R): Tangerine Rose Bikini (Topshop) // Snake Print Balconette Bikini (Matalan) // |
Watercolor Halter Bikini (Forever 21)
If you're athletic:
- Focus on feminine cuts & details
- Show off your toned lower half with embellished and printed bottoms
AVOID: strapless bandeaus; boy cut briefs; shapeless tanks
|(L-R): Navy Bikini (Topshop) // One Shoulder Monokini (Forever 21) //|
L*Space Knotted Fringe Dolly Bandeau Bikini (Sundance Beach)
If you are straight:
- Fake some curves OR take advantage of the fact that you have nothing to hide
- Enhance chest and butt with ruffles, gathering or padding
- Exaggerate the apperance of a fuller chest with ruffles, frills and fringes
- Flaunt your straight silhouette in an itty-bitty string bikini
- Opt for cut outs & prints
- Horizontal stripes break up long lines
- Look for bikinis with adjustable straps, padding or underwire
AVOID: Sporty bottoms & plain bandeau tops
|(L-R): Navy Spot Underwired Tankini Set (Fashion Union) // Orange Halter Padded Stud Bikini Set (Lingadore) // Striped Tankini Set (Fashion Union)|
If you are pear shape
- Opt for higher cut bottoms
- A tankini will lengthen you
- String style bottoms will bare plenty of thigh
- Draw the eye up with molded cups, halter straps or cleavage detailing
AVOID: loud prints on your lower half + bikini boy shorts as they will cut off your thighs at the wrong places
|(L-R): Biba Goddess Bikini (House of Fraser) // Enchanted Bandeau Top (Betsey Johnson) // |
Navy drape push up halter bikini (River Island)
If you have an hourglass figure:
- Opt for a solid or small print that won't distort your proportions
- Look for an underwire, balconette or halter style top for support
- Look for styles that are banded around the midrif and can be tied back, around the neck and has wide shoulder straps
- Unless you have features you want to exhibit, stay away from anything with a shifty string top or bottom
AVOID: String bottoms or tops (unless you have features you want to exhibit); bandeau style tops (offers no support & could flatten chest)
(L-R): Walter Mio ruched bandeau (Norma Kamali) // Rococo Rose Vintage Maillot Swimsuit (Seafolly) //
Tulle bandeau tank (JCrew)
If you're apple shaped/self conscious about your tummy:
- One piece suits with a cinched waist create an hourglass shape
- Belted waistline give a appearance of a smaller middle
- Try empire waist or colour block swim suits
- Ruching helps to eliminate bulges
Tuesday, 25 June 2013
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- Lighten the load: Just like how you would switch to sandals and flowy dresses, lighten up your makeup. Swap foundation for tinted moisturizer as they’re less likely to turn cakey and feel lighter. Brush powder foundation over the tinted moisturizer if you have to for added coverage
- It's prime time: Use a silicon-based primer before applying foundation. Silicone is a key ingredient in most long lasting formulas which means it acts as a barrier between heat and skin and thus, will keep face makeup from melting off.
- Go cream: They’re less likely to cake up and gives you a light, natural glow.. Sweat mixed with powder won’t make a pretty picture! Eek!
- Bronze away: Bronzers makes your eyes look brighter and teeth whiter. Apply it where the sun naturally hits your face– forehead, cheekbones, chin and nose
- Don't forget to blot!: To eliminate shine from your T-zone
- Prime...again!: Your eyes need to be primed too! This is so your eye makeup won’t melt. Don’t forget to dab some on your bottom lid if you’re using bottom liner and shadow. It also minimizes creasing. Begone panda eyes.
- Skip the liner: It melts and drip which is never a good look on anyone. But if you insist...
- Liquefy: Wax in pencil liners are most likely to melt so use liquid liner instead!
- Crystal clear: Use waterproof mascara (of course), but if it’s too drying for you, swipe a coat of clear mascara on top of normal mascara instead.
- Everlasting shadow: Use long lasting cream shadow
- Scrub-a-dub-dub: Exfoliate them lips to give your lip product a smoother base. You can use a soft toothbrush or a basic lip scrub.
- Bye bye lip gloss: Skip the sticky lip gloss which will slide right off! Use lip stain or tinted lip balm instead.
- Switch thick for thin: No one wants their lips to feel heavy in the heat. So opt for clear tinted balm.
Hope these will help you enjoy your summer! Who says you can't look good at the beach? (:
P.S: Linking back to Tip Tuesday Link Ups!
Monday, 24 June 2013
This week's my last week of school before...SUMMER! Wheeeeee! So to count-down (sort of), every post this week will be related to summer (:
I recently guest posted at the lovely Chloe @ Chloe's Way about the 15 tips for well, the ultimate summer (: So I thought I'd share it with my readers here! Do go check out Chloe's blog btw (:
1. Exercise: Worried that you're not in tip-top bikini shape? Start now! Grab a friend and get some form of exercise regularly- whether it's jogging, swimming, team sports or fitness class, do something that YOU enjoy because it will make working out and toning up a lot more fun.
2. Less is more: Lighten your beauty routine and let your skin breathe - replace foundation and blush for a simple swipe of bronzer to make your skin glow
3. Try letting your hair succumb to their natural waves this summer
4. SPF 15 or more!: Lips lack a protective layer so they're super sensitive to UV rays! So put on that SPF 15 (at least) lip balm to keep your lips moisturized and safe
5. Avoid anything sticky: sand will stick to it and it will break down faster in the heat
6. Go au naturel with pinks, peachs, golds and bronze
7. Remember to pack waterproof items! Even if you're not swimming, you don't want the humidity to give you panda eyes.
8. SUNSCREEN! Apply it above the moisturizer and below makeup.
9. Don't forget to bring along oil blotting paper to wipe away the sweat & shine.
10. Mop your hairline after wearing a hat - oil can get trapped under your hat or headband and you don't want acne on your forehead!
Sunday, 23 June 2013
That is one long post title O.o
The normal tube lipstick which you have to twist to get more (:
I think there are only 4 different coloured packaging for the 4 different 'main' shades - pinks, reds, nudes, coral
The first one I got out of the two. When swatched it looked like a deep 'plum' but on my lips, it's sort of a bright fuschia with tinges of purple. I was a little disappointed since it wasn't the colour I anticipated and I don't really wear bright lip colours (yet). However, I find that this makes a good stain if you just lightly dab some on your lips (:
I was actually reluctant to get this because the name had 'tangerine' in it which made me think - bright orange! But thank goodness I opened up the tester because I really like this now! It's coral, but leans more towards the pink side (in my opinion). I love this because it's very similar to my natural lip colour and just gives it a flush of pink! A perfect natural. day lipstick (:
It's quite pigmented but of course, you can build up the intensity by putting more layers on. However, I have slightly pigmented bare lips so the colours may be slightly different depending on natural lip colour!
This lipstick lasted for about 3 hours before there was a need to re-apply.
Both shades have a teenie bit of shine/shimmer to it but it relatively opaque
It's quite creamy which makes it easy to apply as it just glides on to your lips. It's also quite moisturizing which means it won't dry out your lips!
Would I re-purchase it?
Yes I would! But perhaps in other shades. Right now, I'm eyeing Summer Sunset, Angel Rose and Toffee Cream!
Have you tried this product? What do you think?
17 years old from Nottingham, I always love reading her posts, her blog is amazing and I take some of my fashion inspiration from her! Must check it out! (:
P.S: I am linking up with Musical Mondays