Thursday, March 19, 2020

How To Perfect Your Makeup Skills

Applying makeup can be such a fun activity, and there’s no feeling quite like heading out after finishing an amazing look that you can be proud of. There are many things that can influence the end product of your makeup application, and luckily there are several simple tips and tricks that can help you to ensure that you get the best result every time! So, if you’re ready to take your makeup to a whole new level, then read on to uncover some of the best steps that you can follow to start seeing improvements in no time at all! 

Lay The Best Foundations 

One of the most important steps of your makeup application is actually the preparation that you do before starting your look, as you have to make an effort to lay the best foundations possible. If you do not have a skincare routine they there’s no time like the present to get started - begin with a basic schedule that involves using a face wash or cleanser to get rid of old makeup and any dirt or grime that might clog up your pores, then use a toner to remove excess product and create a clean, dry surface in perpetration for a good quality moisturizer. Following this cycle morning and night will help you to achieve smooth, spot-free skin that makes a wonderful base for makeup application. If you have suffered from spot problems in the past and still haven’t quite gained back control, laser treatments can help with acne scars that won’t go away just by using basic over the counter products. 

Watch Tutorials Online 

Another great step that you can follow that can help to improve your makeup application is to watch several different tutorials online. There are so many videos and instruction guides that detail every step that you have to take to achieve thousands of looks, so you’re bound to find the perfect tutorial that suits your preferred style. Social media is filled with influencers and style icons that regularly post makeup tutorials as well as many tips and tricks that you may find extremely useful, so it’s a good idea to find a few pages and give them a follow. The more that you are able to practice different styles the better your abilities will be, so spend some time attempting your makeup application to find the best ways to complete your look to the highest standard. 

Perfecting your makeup skills has never been so simple when you are able to make the most of the top tips and tricks detailed above! Start off by laying the very best foundations by creating your very own skincare routine that can improve the health of your skin to create the perfect base for great makeup application. Don’t forget to take advantage of the limitless tutorials that have been posted online too, as you can pick up new skills and hacks and gain the chance to practice and improve your abilities. 

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Monday, November 18, 2019

The Timeless Wardrobe Must-Haves

Looking good is often dependent on a number of factors, many of them changing all the time. After all, fashions come and go, and one’s personal style often needs to work within a constantly altering world. However, this is not always the case, and there are many respects in which much of this remains the same over many years at a time. In this article, we are going to discuss this, in particular with regard to the timeless clothing items which anyone can get away with wearing. If your wardrobe has these, you are probably in a good position to dress well no matter what.


It often seems as though people will still be wearing jeans in a hundred years to come. There is no actual way of knowing, of course, but it is highly likely that we will all be wearing jeans for quite a while to come anyway. They have had a pretty good running so far, and there is no reason to assume that will change any time soon. You should, therefore, make sure to have a number of pairs of jeans in your wardrobe, ideally of different kinds. If you have a skinny pair, a bootleg pair and so on, you will have a pair of jeans for pretty much any occasion.

Leather Jacket

The leather jacket has often seen controversially. There is this idea around it, not entirely without truth, that only certain people can pull off wearing a leather jacket. It might be that it is often associated with certain types of people, but the truth is that you can generally get away with it if you know how to wear it with confidence. And as for it being a timeless wardrobe item, you can be sure that it is great for that. What’s more, as with jeans, you have many types of leather jackets that you can buy. Whether it’s a leather peplum jacket or going for an unusually colored one, it is a great item to play around with.

Little Black Dress

Part of the appeal of the LBD is that there are just so many ways to wear it - and that means that there are countless opportunities to wear it too. It might be a date night, a night out on the town, or even just to go out shopping in - but whatever the occasion, you can usually get away with it. It is also a piece of clothing that is very easy to accessorize with, meaning that you can turn it into a number of distinct outfits very easily. Every wardrobe should have one.

Trench Coat

Again, something that appears to have a specific look to it, but which is actually perfectly acceptable as a part of pretty much anyone’s wardrobe. The trench coat comes in a huge variety of styles and colors, and it is an absolute must-have for most people, men, and women, to have in the colder months. Treat yourself to one if you haven’t already got one.

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

How To Match Your Watch With Any Outfit

Watches are a functional item before anything else, which means that people often wear them without really thinking about what they look like. They just have one watch which they wear with all of their outfits, and it’s there to tell the time. But you wouldn’t be so careless if you were wearing a bracelet, you’d make sure that it matches your outfit properly, so why should a watch be any different? Even though a watch is functional, it’s still an accessory and it’s important that you know how to wear one properly. If you stick with the same watch all the time, it probably doesn’t go with a lot of your outfits. That’s why you need to get a few different watches for different occasions and learn how to style them with your outfits. If you don’t know where to start, read this quick guide to matching your watch to any outfit.

The Strap
First, you need to choose the right style of watch, depending on the outfit you are wearing. The first thing to remember is that you have options in women’s watches and unisex watches, and you can also wear men’s styles if you pair them well, so don’t limit yourself. The first thing to look at is the strap style. If you are looking for a safe option, stainless steel is usually best. It’s fairly neutral and it works with almost every outfit, whether business or casual. It’s always good to have a simple, stainless steel watch for everyday wear so if you do just want a watch for functional purposes only and you don’t want to worry about styling, you have that option there. 
Leather is another option, but you have to be more careful about how you wear it. It’s important that you match the color of the leather band to the outfit. A black leather band is easier than most to match because it’s neutral, but once you start venturing into different colors, you need to make sure that the band pairs well with your outfit like you would with bags or shoes

The Face 
When it comes to the watch face, you can follow similar rules that you would when choosing a bracelet. If you are going to a formal event and you want something understated, a lightweight silver watch with a few small diamonds is ideal. But if you want to make a bit more of a statement, go for something like a Rolex Datejust 41, which still works with a formal, classy outfit because it’s a good quality watch, but it has a bit more to it. If you are going to go for something a bit bolder, make sure to pair it with a short sleeved dress so you can show it off. 
Colorful faces that have patterns and designs are best worn in the summer and paired with dresses that have a similar look. They wouldn’t work with a plain black dress, for example. It’s also important to remember to pair the watch face with any rings that you are wearing so you have a cohesive look. 
The Fit 
It’s not just about how the watch looks. If you are going to be wearing it all day long, it needs to be comfortable. You need to think about the fit when you are choosing a watch, so you can make sure that you get something that you don’t mind wearing all day. A chunkier watch can look great but you have to remember that it’s going to be a lot more noticeable on your wrist, and some people find that annoying. 
You also need to make sure that the strap fits properly when you are buying the watch, and get it adjusted if it doesn’t. If you want a standard fit, the watch should not move around on your wrist, but it also should not be so tight that it leaves an imprint on your arm when you take it off. The strap should be next to the bone on your wrist so that it doesn’t slip down your arm. If you can’t slide a finger underneath the strap, it may be too tight. But if you can easily get a few fingers under, it is too loose. 
However, those rules only apply if you want a standard fit, but you do have other options. Some people prefer to wear their watch in the same way that they would a bracelet, so they will have it a lot looser. This can be a good look with a casual outfit, but it is not always as comfortable. 
These basic rules should help you to match your watches to your outfit, but remember that you don’t have to play by the rules all the time. If you experiment with your watches and bend the rules, you can find some great combinations. 

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Friday, October 11, 2019

Get Brave With Your Fashion Choices This Christmas

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The holiday season is fast approaching, and while you may be too concerned with how to make a gift personal, you shouldn’t neglect to think about you. Sure, Christmas is a time for giving, but with so many people to see, events to attend, and photographs to take, you want to look your best this year. 

When people think of the holidays, they think of scarves, cozy sweaters, and fluffy socks to keep you toasty by the fire. However, if you want to stand out, you must push the limits. Something is comforting about the classic Christmas look, but it’s time to spice things up. 

Go Traditional With a Twist

Look, there’s nothing wrong with traditional styles, but don’t you agree it’s about time you took it a step further? Classic holiday looks never go out of style. Winter wonders demand you look both warm and stylish, and you can take inspiration from other Christmas outfits and see how you can make it more you. 

It doesn’t need to be a significant change. You might not even want to alter the outfit at all. Instead, you can switch up your makeup routine and try something new. Maybe you go for Christmas nails. Perhaps you wear tree decorations as earrings. Whatever you choose, people will recognize there’s something different, even if they can’t put their finger on it. 

Go Back to Your Roots

Who doesn’t love a history lesson from their grandparents over Christmas? If you’ve not taken a swig from the well of their knowledge yet, this year is finally your chance. 

Learning about your family history can flood you with inspiration for how to dress over the holidays, and you might even learn some secrets about who you are and where you came from. Whether you boast European, African, or Asian ancestry, there are thousands of possibilities for you to bring your family roots to the forefront and match it to the Christmas spirit. 

Go For the Future

With everything pretty much on-demand in the modern world, it’s like we’re already living in the future, so why not bring the future to you with some Christmas fits that scream intergalactic domination? 

Silver, gold, and all things sparkly inspire images of Christmas lights, freshly fallen snow, and the twinkling of stars as you sing your favorite carols. To bring this into your outfit choices, you can invest in luxury items like watches and colored diamonds. The sparkle will add a flashy and futuristic look to your usual Christmas style and have heads turning with every step. 

The Holiday Season Favors the Brave

With everyone else wrapped up to the nose in their comfortable Christmas fits, it’s your time to go where no one else has gone before and add a splash of something different to the tired holiday attire.

It’s the season of good cheer, goodwill, and good fortune, and if you take the risk while spending quality time with family and friends over the holidays, you’ll reap the rewards and look like a gift all yourself. 

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Saturday, September 14, 2019

4 Ways to Add a Personal Meaning to Gifts

With the holiday season soon to get underway, many of us are turning our thoughts to gifts we may want to buy for our loved ones. Given that most people buy gifts for the same people each year, coming up with new ideas can be rather challenging - especially if you, like many gift-givers, want to ensure that you choose something personal for each individual person. 

It is, however, possible to add a personal element to every single gift you buy this year and below, we have outlined four different ways that this can be achieved… 

1. Literally, personalize the gift 

The simplest way to personalize gift is to be literal. There are countless different options for gifts that can be personalized; you can add a cherished photo to a coffee mug or turn it into a jigsaw, gift a monogrammed diary or briefcase, and much more besides. It might be a relatively “route one” choice when it comes to looking for gifts with a personal touch, but it’s undeniably an effective choice. 

2. Find a deeper meaning

There are many giftable items that, on first inspection, do not seem to be particularly personal in nature: earrings and paintings, make for lovely gifts but can be somewhat “standard” choices that are suitable for a broad range of people. However, there are ways that such gifts can actually be far more personal to an individual; a friend who was born in February could be given amethyst plugs to honor their birthstone, while a gifting a painting of a city you have visited (or want to visit) with a family member transforms a generic gift into one that has a much deeper meaning. 

3. Look for an experience rather than a product 

One of the best ways to buy gifts is to know exactly what a person wants - and sometimes, what a person wants might not actually be a product, but an experience. Think back over conversations you have had with your loved one and look for mentions of things they have wanted to try; perhaps they’ve always wanted to see a Broadway show, try ziplining, or even just spend an evening relaxing and reading a book without any distractions. Such a choice is inherently personal as it is something that they have directly said they wanted to do, so turning it into a reality could be the perfect gift. 

4. Reflect their preferences 

Everyone has their own individual preferences, all of which are very different and entirely unique to us. It can be worth reflecting a loved one’s preference with your gift. For example, if they are a fan of a certain music act, you can center your gift around that act, or you could look to gift a decorative accessory that fits in perfectly with the rest of their decor. Anything that says “I saw this and thought of you” will always make for an excellent gift choice. 

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Hopefully, the above ideas will inspire you and ensure that you can find the ideal, highly-personal gift for your loved ones this forthcoming Christmas!

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Monday, September 9, 2019

Four Gifts For Beauty Fans

When you’ve got a beauty fan in your life buying presents should be a piece of cake but what if they have just about everything? How can you make your next gift the one that they remember and that stands out from the crowd?

In this blog we’re exploring some gift ideas for the beauty product princess that just seems impossible to buy for. Join us as we give you four of our top gift-giving ideas.

Go Novelty

We’re not talking cheap and tacky but rather products that combine other interests in their life. If your special person is a big fan of all things Disney, then they’ll go wild for this minnie mouse makeup collection. 

They’ll love anything that’s a little out of the ordinary so get searching for collections or custom made one-offs that lets them know how well you really know them.

Think Experience

Yes, your person might create their look flawlessly or spend hours in the bathroom working through their bedtime beauty routine, but who couldn’t use a little help? Why not treat them to a weekend beauty course, learning new techniques, finding out about the latest makeup trends and practising on themselves and others. Great fun, practical and a chance to make new friends, as well as get some new tips straight from the experts.

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Make it Personal

With products created just for them. Present them with a beautiful bespoke cosmetics bag, complete with their name on or go one step further and gift them a fantastic silver compact case and mirror engraved with a personal message and that can be used time and time again.

They’ll know just how much you care for them every time they go to open that one-off bag or mirror, so add that extra personal touch for a gift that keeps on giving.

Small But Perfectly Formed

That lipstick they’ve been after but costs way too much or those hair straighteners that you know would make their day. It doesn’t matter what size the present, if you know you’re getting something they’ve been craving for some time, you’re going to tick all the right boxes. From small mascaras to hairdryers, something thoughtful and uniquely them is going to make you the gift giver they can’t wait to open.

Choosing the right gift is hard work at the best of times but when you need to get it right then take some time to think about how you can make it unique. Choose fun products that makes them happy and feel special. Choose an experience that gives them more strings to their bow and helps them to feel they’re in the forefront of beauty style and technique or just choose something personal. A small but expensive gift, complete with a personal message that shows how much you care or that little item they thought was out of their reach.

Choose from any of these options and you’ll be on course for giving the best present yet. The only problem is how you’re going to top it next year.

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Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Luxury Items You Should be Investing In This Year

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Think luxury, think to treat yourself, but also think to be smart with your money and invest it. But why invest in something boring when you could be indulging yourself with a
Rolex watch, some diamonds or a classic Chanel. So what are you waiting for? Check out this list to see what you should be investing your money on:

Colored Diamonds

According to the Knight Frank Wealth report, colored diamonds were very popular last year, and they are expected to continue increasing in price. Blue diamonds were at the top, and values of yellow diamonds weakened slightly, and pinks remained stable. You’ve worked hard for your money. So treat yourself to some colored diamonds and make some money while they sparkle for you.


Often when we think of luxury watches, it’s men’s watches which spring to mind, but why when there are so many fantastic ladies watches out there which could be on your wrist, making you look fantastic but also making you money at the same time? At the moment, Rose Gold is the way to go and the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 31 series offers a wide variety of combinations including Everose gold, a unique 18K pink gold which was exclusively created by Rolex in 2005. Or you could opt for a VAN CLEEF AND ARPELS VINTAGE ALHAMBRA BRACELET WATCH which is perfect for jewelry lovers. Get looking around as there many timeless pieces out there.


They’re not a waste of money, despite what anyone else says, buying yourself a designer handbag can be one of the smartest and most savvy purchases you’ll ever make. The Hermès Birkin is still topping the list of investment bags to buy. Named after style icon Jane Birkin, it is loved by many A-listers and will steadily increase in value every year. Another one is the practical Louis Vuitton Neverfull, which gets its name because it really is hard to fill. It is also considered a “consistent performer” by Vestiaire Collective and can recoup over 80% of its retail price.


Investing in wine does mean that you won’t be able to drink it, so make sure you buy some that you can drink as well. However, if you do want to have an impressive looking wine collection, even a wine cellar, then start finding out which wines are going to make you the most money. Buying and selling rare wines can be easy but they are not a quick investment, and it’s often recommended to wait at least five years before trading, and the best performing wines at auction have been known to increase 150% value - not bad. The most famous wines are the 1990 Krug’s Vintage Brut, the Petit Mouton by Chateau Mouton Rothschild from 2011, and the Domaine de la Romanée-Conti’s Grands Echezeaux from 2006. If you don’t know much about wine, then it can be an excellent hobby to get into as well as helping with investments. You will meet new people, travel to new places, and learn about new things.


If you’re going to get something to hang on the wall in the living room, then it may as well be making money for you while it’s there. In the past Art has usually be sold through galleries or at auction. However, it has become increasingly popular to sell Art online now. Remember that established artists will likely see more however you should also look at the current market to see what’s popular at the time, for example, street art is hot right now so you would make a pretty penny if you had a piece of street art to sell. Keep an eye on the market and see what’s happening so you can make sure you buy and sell the right pieces at the right time. Just like the other investment options, if you’re not clued up on Art, then it’s something that you should spend some time getting yourself familiar with. It can also be an excellent hobby to have and can open up opportunities for you; you never know how many new people you will meet and what they will add to your life. Also, if you’re looking for a way to personalize your home and make it unique then what better than a unique piece of Art hanging on the walls or as you go up the stairs.

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