Friday, May 18, 2018

Classic Fashion Pieces Every Thirty Year Old Needs


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By age thirty, most people hope to be pretty settled in life; working hard in a dream career and perhaps in a long-term relationship.

Your wardrobe should be in a similar good state as well. You should have outgrown your rebellious teenage fashion years, during which you might have worn some very questionable statement pieces! Now as you grow up and start to mature in other areas of life, it is also time to grow up and start to dress like the sophisticated woman that you are. One way to improve your wardrobe is to add some classic, timeless pieces of clothing to it. Here are a few suggestions:

A Smart Leather Handbag

The best way to top off an outfit has to be with an eye-catching handbag. Thankfully, bags don’t have to be in outlandish patterns or bright colors to catch the eye. In fact, a stylish black leather handbag should easily attract all the right attention. If you find one that is the right size, you will be able to use it for both work and play. You should see your handbag as an investment, so it’s worth considering a designer one, such as the ones from Gucci.



A LBD

You never know when you will get a surprise party invitation, so it’s always a good idea to have the perfect dress in your wardrobe that you can pull out at any time. This is why so many women love their little black dress (LBD). Black dresses suit most occasions, and you can easily dress them down with a denim jacket if the situation doesn’t call for such formal attire.

Diamond Jewelry

By now, you should also have the perfect jewelry to match with all of your outfits. And it’s impossible to go wrong with diamond jewelry. Not too sure what kinds of diamonds to buy? Don’t worry; for all the bling advice you will need, you should take a look at this James Allen review online. It should give you an idea of the best cut and clarity of the diamond to suit your needs.


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A Pair Of Court Shoes

Most women love their high heels. If you are the same, then you should get a cute pair of court shoes to add to your shoe closet if you haven’t done so already. You will be able to pair these with any skirt or dress, and they fit perfectly for most formal or casual situations. What’s more, they are often very comfortable so you won’t have to worry about painful feet towards the end of a night.

A Trouser Suit

Looking to advance your career? If so, you might want to invest in a trouser suit. All professional women should consider these elegant suits, as you will really stand out in the workplace.

So, which of these classic fashion pieces is missing from your wardrobe? Time to rectify that right away!

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Lose Belly Fat With Science!



Belly fat is a big problem for many people, not only aesthetically, but also because it has been identified as a causal factor in a range of illnesses including type 2 diabetes and heart disease. So, if you have it, it really is in your best interest to get rid of it, but how exactly do you do that? With science that’s how!

Here are some scientifically proven ways to banish that belly fat once and for all:

Avoid Added Sugar

Added sugar is seriously unhealthy. Because it is made up of 50 percent glucose and 50 percent fructose, the liver has a very hard time metabolizing it in any significant quantities. That means if you take too much in, it will be turned into fat, which accumulates in the belly and around the liver, almost immediately. If you have a sweet tooth and your belly is suffering, look for a natural alternative such as stevia or stick to fruit instead.

Kill it With Coolness

Did you know that you can actually kill your fat cells if you freeze them at a low enough temperature? Pretty cool, huh? This link liposuctionsydney.com explains exactly how it’s done and it’s worth looking into if you struggle with stubborn belly fat. There are few other things that can explode fat cells and have you looking slimmer in an hour!

Eat More Protein

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Eating more protein is a great way to banish belly fat and keep it off long-term. Why? Because protein is a vital macronutrient which can cut cravings by as much as 60 percent, and according to studies, boost out metabolism by as many as 100 calories every day as well as cutting your intake by as many as 441 calories daily. If you switch some of your refined carbs with protein, you will reduce your risk of belly fat, lose weight and feel more satiated - what’s not to like?

Cut Carbs

Going carb-free, or eating far fewer carbs than you usually would allows you to lose lots of water weight which will help to flatten your stomach. Not only that, but research has shown that when you ditch carbs, your appetite shrinks too, and you can expect to lose 2-3 times more weight than people who still consume them.

There is also evidence to suggest that when you’re on a low-carb kick - check out this guide to low-carbing https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb - your body targets dangerous belly fat, using that first for fuel, thus helping you to flatten your stomach and lower your risk for a whole host of diseases at the same time. Brilliant!

Aerobic Exercise

It might not be the most exciting thing in the world, but aerobic exercise is one of the best things you can do to get rid of belly fat fast. A lot of people think that doing crunches or other abdominal exercises is the way to go, but studies have shown that spot-reducing of belly fat is not possible and you need to work the whole body to flatten the belly. Walking, running, swimming - anything that gets the heart rate up for prolonged periods is your route to a flatter belly, and a thinner else too for that matter!

Buh-Bye belly fat!



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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Fine Jewelry vs Costume Jewelry

The accessories you choose can jazz up and complete an outfit. Jewelry that you use can be an easy way to set the tone for your outfit and make it more formal, classy, or casual. You’d be surprised at just what the jewelry you accessorize with says about you. One of the two different styles that you’d decide between for your jewelry are fine jewelry and costume jewelry, both with varying styles and varying uses. But if you’re not too sure about both, then here is a bit of a breakdown, and how it can amp up your outfit.

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Fine Jewelry

Fine jewelry is the more traditional jewelry that you might think about, much like these rings: https://www.whiteflash.com/engagement-rings/designer-rings.aspx. They are made from fine and precious metals, and there may be real diamonds or gemstones set in them; making them a more expensive option to wear.

Fine jewelry can be your go-to pieces, as they will be long lasting and durable. A pair of gold diamond stud earrings, for example, can be left in your ears for everyday wear. The same goes for necklaces or rings. They can be stored away, but don’t necessarily need to be. The care for them is pretty low, as the metals are real and genuine, unlike their costume jewelry counterparts that will need to be taken off each night (or you’ll get a nice green stain round your ears or fingers). So to style your outfits, these are great for a simple everyday look, depending on the piece as well as a for a fine and formal look, for something more sophisticated (again, depending on the pieces that you choose).

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Costume Jewelry

The idea behind costume jewelry came from the queen that is Coco Chanel, according to this article: http://www.susanjanejewels.com/costume-jewelry-pearls-history-coco-chanel/. She experimented with the idea of having specific pieces of jewelry for each outfit that would be pretty inexpensive. For instance, some faux pearls each time you wore a certain wool jacket. This trend then grew and grew. These will be the pieces of jewelry that are cheaper, and that you choose to wear with one-off outfits. They tend to be more statement pieces, that are bolder and brighter.

As they can be made from pretty much anything, including plastic, they aren’t the kind of things that can be worn as you shower or sleep. They would be uncomfortable to do so, and in some cases, will even leave marks or stains on you. They can add pops of color to an outfit, and are affordable so you can get new pieces for new outfits, as and when you want them.

Having a mix of the two in your closet is a good idea so that you can mix and match, and change the look of an outfit. A black dress with fine jewelry could look totally different when styled with more statement costume jewelry. Have you got a favorite to wear?


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Thursday, May 3, 2018

Upcycling Old Clothes Into Something New



Fashion doesn’t have to be complicated. You can make great fashion choices without spending a huge chunk of money on a shopping spree. Sometimes sorting through, cleaning out your old 
clothes, or looking at what you have with fresh eyes can provide the perfect opportunity to make room for new pieces to enjoy. Here are some of the fun ways you can upcycle your old clothes to make new fashion pieces this year!

Print an old tee to make it feel brand new

Most of us have a massive pile of t-shirts in our wardrobe that we never even wear. It is tempting when we go shopping to stock up on plain tees, but often they end up gathering dust at the back of the closet. One of the things you can do to jazz up these t-shirts is to take inspiration from graphic tee companies like www.theartdepartment.com/designer and make a graphic tee of your own. Vinyl cutting machines, inkjet transfer paper, or simple fabric paint can be helpful materials in creating your custom tee.

Turn old leggings into a crop top

If you have a pair of old leggings which are becoming a bit worn and boring, you can make them into a fun crop top instead! All you need to do is fold the leggings so that the legs are on top of each other. Once you have done this you can cut a semi-circle where the crotch is stitched. You can make this semi-circle bigger if you prefer a wider neckline.  Unfold the leggings, push your head through the hole and place your arms in the leg holes! You’ll have a cute, simple crop top to wear for the summer.

Make a skirt out of a scarf

Scarves are a diverse accessory which you can make the most of in a number of ways. You can use them to jazz up a plain outfit, to keep you warm in the winter, and even to make a cute mini skirt. To make a skirt out of your scarf you simply need to wrap the scarf around your legs and tuck it in. It will give you a classic look which can be used for any occasion!

Turn a tee into a cute crop top

If you have an old tee shirt which just isn’t doing it for you anymore, the easiest thing you can do to upcycle it is to turn it into a cute crop top. You can either make things super simple for yourself and trim an existing top shorter, or you can be a little more creative to make a cute wrap top. To do this, you need to lay a t-shirt flat on your work surface and cut off both sleeves. Now, measure the exact center of the t-shirt and draw a vertical line in pencil. Cut the front of your t-shirt so that it resembles a cardigan. Now, all you need to do is slip your arms through the sleeves, wrap the top around your waist, and tie it in the back.




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Thursday, April 26, 2018

Look and Feel Better Without Spending a Ton of Money

Are you feeling stuck in a rut? Do you want to do something to change the way you look or boost your confidence? You don’t have to spend a ton of money in order to look model perfect,  and you don’t have to spend half of your time in a salon either.

Look for Deals

If you’ve been itching to update your wardrobe, then it’s time to become a savvy shopper. Most of the time, stores have sales to try and get rid of the clothes that they don’t need anymore. Shopping for deals is always great and you would be surprised at what you could take advantage of when you shop at the right times. Don’t be afraid to look at goodwill stores as well. You really can get some fashionable pieces to update your wardrobe without paying full price. Don’t forget to pay it forward by donating some of your own old clothes as well.

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 Make A Change

If there’s something you aren’t happy with; do the research and find out what it will take to change it.   For example, if you are not happy with your smile then why not consider going to Mcdermott Orthodontics? If you are not happy with your hair then go to the local salon and see what they can do. If you’re not happy with your skin, make an appointment with a dermatologist or book an appointment with a highly rated esthetician in your area.

Buy Things that Flatter You

The way that a piece of clothing is styled or cut will have a huge impact on how good you look. Make the effort to learn you body. Know your measurements and what type of shape you have. It’s important to know if you have an hourglass figure or a pear figure for example. If you have a pear-shaped body then highlight the top of your body and limit the bottom. If you have an hourglass figure, highlight your waist area and take note of how certain items of clothing make you look. Photograph yourself or have a friend photograph you so you can see how you look at in your clothing at different angles.
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Get your Nails Done

Nothing makes you feel as good as getting your nails done. If you get them done once or twice a month then this can really boost your confidence and it can also be very affordable as well. You can even try out new colors at home to see what you like before you go to a professional. Take time during your appointment to ask for their help and advice regarding your nails, as this is a great way for you to find out what someone else thinks would suit you.




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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Have Better Teeth for the Rest of Your Life!

Having great teeth may feel like wishful thinking, but the truth is that it’s more than possible to have great teeth.  Most people would be surprised at how easy it is to not only get the teeth they want but also the confidence that comes with them as well.

A Warning About Sugary Treats

The first thing that you need to do is try and avoid sugary treats. Sugary treats can really decay your teeth, even if you brush them multiple times per day. For example, if you eat sweets in the morning then the sweets will have all day to work on your teeth before you brush them again. Avoid the trouble by eating sweets on a very occasional basis.


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No Soda is the Way Forward

You may think that diet soda is okay for your teeth because it doesn’t contain any sugar. Unfortunately, it can still stain. If you drink cola on a daily basis then it can work in the same way as coffee and leave you with brown stains that are very hard to remove.

Always Have a Good Dentist

If you want to make sure that your teeth are in the best possible condition then one thing that you can do is get a dentist that you can count on. Bright & White are a great option that can help you to get the smile you have always wanted.

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Avoid Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening products may seem as though they are the best solution but this is not the case at all. They can actually really harm your teeth. Those who have used whitening products may find that tooth enamel wears down and they struggle with sensitivity to cold or hot drinks. The only way to correct tooth sensitivity is to use a toothpaste that helps to restore the enamel. Another issue with teeth whitening products is that they can cause teeth to yellow a month or two after treatment because the top coating of the teeth are stripped away.  As a result, you go back to using them again and again; continuing a harmful cycle.  Remember, if you’re unhappy with your smile,  it’s never too late to make a change that could work wonders for your lifestyle.



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Monday, April 23, 2018

4 Happy Hacks To Boost Your Confidence

Regularly you admire your friends and colleagues but feel a twinge of envy when you see how self-assured they are. You are fed up with these thoughts getting you down and want to make a significant change in your life. The truth is, that every woman has flaws and things they don’t like about themselves; even the prettiest girl you know suffers from self-esteem issues sometimes. You just need to identify what makes you feel self-conscious and address it head-on. Many of your qualms can be easily solved, so it’s time to make a change.

1.Terrific Teeth

You have always been guilty of keeping your mouth tightly shut when you smile in photographs. Your teeth have always been one of your biggest insecurities, but you don’t want to carry on living your life like this. If you want some advice and information on how to approach this type of problem then click here to learn more about Invisalign. Weigh up the pros and cons; you might be able to find a suitable option for you.

2. Magic Movement

Sometimes you peek at certain body parts in the mirror and feel really down in the dumps with how they look. Whether your thighs are a little jiggly or your stomach isn’t flat as a pancake, there is always something which makes you feel insecure. The truth is, everybody feels this way sometimes so stop beating yourself up about it. If you are feeling body conscious then try moving and grooving your way to feeling fabulous again. Start up a fun-filled gym class with your best friend or take a dance lesson. Even if your body doesn’t change, it will work wonders for your self-esteem.


3. Super Sleep

Lack of sleep can play havoc with your emotions and can force you to make irrational day to day decisions. Start prioritizing your eight hours sleep and you will feel healthier and happier instantly. Light a scented candle or read your favorite book before you drift off to dreamland. The sooner you start getting the sleep you deserve the better you will feel.

4. Sparkling Skin

If you are feeling insecure about your blemished skin, then try to look at what types of food you are eating. Consider cutting out dairy and try eating more healthy fats and omega three in foods such as flaxseed, salmon, and avocado. If you feed your body the right things your skin will start to glow and you will feel much more confident in your own skin.


You don’t have to suffer from an endearing crooked smile or a cushioned tummy any longer, just take some action and make some small life changes. Be patient and you will soon see the changes you were looking for. Try to become confident in your own skin and happiness will soon follow.


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