Complimenting Your Skin Tone with Makeup

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Women of all skin tones deserve flawless makeup. But finding the right shades for you can be difficult, and too often women are left with streaky concealer, nudes that don’t match their skin and mismatched face and body coloration. Perfect products exist for basically every skin tone if you do enough research. Here are a few ways to find makeup for your skin tone.

Find Your Undertones
Before you start looking at makeup, figure out what kind of undertone your skin has: cool (pink or blue), warm (yellow or golden) and neutral (a combination). If you’re not sure which tone you have, there are a few methods for figuring this out, like checking the color of your veins in your wrist. A cool-toned person will have blue or purple veins, while a warm-toned person will have green veins and a neutral person will have blue-green. Another method is to think of how your skin reacts to the sun. If you tan easily, you are likely warm toned, if you burn easily, you are likely cool toned, and if you aren’t sure, you’re likely neutral. Most makeup companies will divide their foundations and concealers by cool and warm tones, so completing this step will help to narrow down your choices when you start shopping.

Quality Products
The quality of your makeup is of utmost importance. Even if you find a perfect match to your skin tone, makeup that settles in your pores or melts throughout the day is not flattering at all. Do some research before you make a purchase, and learn from the pros. For example, the professional makeup artists at New York Fashion Week use the best in the industry, like the Artistry collections from Amway, so the models are runway ready. Find the brands that the professionals turn to from reading blogs, watching YouTube videos and following their social media accounts. They may be a bit more expensive than a drugstore product, but when seeking out flawless skin, the investment is worthwhile.

Application Tools
You’ve found your perfect shade and bought a high-quality product, now it’s time to put it on. It may seem like common sense to use the tool that is included with your foundation to put it on, or even just your fingers. But this can lead to streakiness and uneven coverage. Makeup sponges like the beautyblender have been gaining popularity in recent years. Since they have no edges they create a seamless look, and are simple to use. There are also many foundation brushes that work well to blend out makeup. Read reviews on sites like Sephora, Ulta and Amazon to find one that will work for you.

Complimentary Tones
Once you have a great base in place, move forward to the rest of your makeup: eyes, cheeks and lips. As with finding foundation, it’s good to keep in mind what your skin’s undertone is, as different colors compliment undertones differently. For example, a cooler pink blush might fit in perfectly with warm skin. Women with darker skin tones can also experiment with more dark and bright shades than those with pale skin.

Perfect makeup is achievable. While you may have had trouble finding the perfect match and coverage for your skin in the past, following these tips will help you achieve an effortless and smooth look.

Former President and Cosmetic Surgery Patient?

male-plastic-surgeryFormer president Bill Clinton generated a stir with his speech at the Democratic National Convention —and it had nothing to do with politics. Observers watching the one-time leader of the free world on television commented that Clinton seems to have had some type of cosmetic procedures done, although they disagreed about the exact nature of the treatments.

Facelift? Probably not. Blepharoplasty? Yeah, it looked like the upper and lower eyelids had work done. Laser skin resurfacing, fillers, and BOTOX® have all been mentioned online as possibilities by aesthetic specialists.

“Clinton, 69, looked leaner, younger and more refreshed than ever,” the Hollywood Reporter weighed in, “as if he had experienced a Benjamin Button moment — aging backward, albeit very subtly.”

If Clinton has had an injection here, a nip-and-tuck there, he is among the ever-increasing group of today’s men who are paying more attention to how to combat the signs of aging. Between 1997 and 2015, the number of cosmetic procedures performed on men rose by more than 100%, according to statistics from the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. In the five years leading up to 2014, procedures for men rose 43%.

In 2015, liposuction (including for the neck), nose surgery, eyelid surgery, and facelift were 4 of the top 5 cosmetic surgery procedures for men.

Injectables such as BOTOX and JUVÉDERM were the most popular nonsurgical procedures for men. They minimize signs of aging temporarily by smoothing out wrinkles until the body naturally absorbs them.

Facial plastic surgery and nonsurgical treatments, such as injectable fillers and laser rejuvenation, carry less of a stigma among men than they used to. And the pressures are growing, with men even citing competition for advancement at work as a reason to turn to plastic surgeons for a boost.

Looking at Clinton, it’s easy to see why the popularity has continued to grow. He doesn’t look “worked on,” and the changes are not shocking. Dr. Joubin Gabbay, a plastic and reconstructive surgeon in Southern California, told the Hollywood Reporter that Clinton’s tighter, smoother facial skin and contoured jawline is what stood out to him. He believes Clinton combined a facelift with a neck lift and may have had some type of resurfacing.

Still, despite its increased prevalence, men remain more secretive about undergoing cosmetic procedures than women. Advanced surgical techniques used by plastic surgeons create subtle changes that allow a man to undergo a facelift, for example, without having to answer questions from co-workers or acquaintances.

“The best part of a modern-day facelift technique is that it achieves significant facial rejuvenation without changing patient’s unique facial features,” says Dr. Konstantin Vasyukevich, a Manhattan facelift specialist, on his website. “Long gone are the days of the facelift that would make the face look pulled or stretched. The face that appears ‘done’ or ‘lifted’ is not acceptable in today’s cosmetic surgery world.”

The increase in nonsurgical fat reduction techniques is also contributing to the rise. Procedures such as CoolSculpting® and KYBELLA® can reduce the neck fat that causes a double chin, which is one of the most common aesthetic concerns among men.

As more male celebrities and athletes — not to mention world leaders — become more comfortable turning to plastic surgeons to improve their appearance, you may very well notice that the guy next door (or in the next cubicle) is doing the same.

 

Summer hair tips & tricks from celebrity hairstylist, Danny Jelaca

Now that the summer is here our hairstyling routines have to change with the weather. Summer hair should be easy, beautiful, light and effortless. Celebrity hairstylist, Danny Jelaca shows us how to achieve carefree beachy summer hair that perfect for the day and a style that is perfect for the evening.

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Overnight Beach Waves

  • Blow-dry hair to remove excess wetness, but leave hair damp
  • Section hair off in 4 big sections
  • Brush hair downward to eliminate frizziness
  • Twist each section of hair until it is tight, then put each section into a bun and fasten with a bobby pin
  • The next morning, remove the bobby pins and un-do the buns
  • Shake out hair
  • Danny suggests adding Balmain Texturizing Salt Spray for bounce, texture and hold

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Glamorous Beach Babe – GREAT for evening

  • Blow-dry hair straight, removing all water
  • Section hair off
  • Take small pieces and heat up by passing an iron through the piece of hair rapidly, one time
  • Once hair is heated up, take iron and wrap hair in between the iron
  • Grab the end piece of the hair to ensure that it does not curl
  • Slowly move downward, applying pressure. Before reaching the end, let the hair go (leaving the ends straight)
  • Twirl the hair rapidly in the direction of the curl and then gently break it apart
  • Repeat these steps for each section until the whole head is complete
  • Once the whole head is complete, run fingers through the curls to even break them up

 

Danny Jelaca suggests adding the Balmain Dry Shampoo to add volume and make the hair smell fresh and clean. You can also layer in some Balmain Texturizing Salt Spray which will give your hair the perfect, effortless beachy waves.

What is your favorite way to wear your hair this summer?

How to Keep Your Hair Looking Great When You Hit the Beach!

How to Keep Your Hair Looking Great When You Hit the Beach!
Summer is definitely nearly here, and beach time will soon be upon us! Many of us spend a lot of time and effort on being beach ready, whether it is working out and dieting as soon as spring starts to get that bikini body, or taking care of skin and building up a base tan (real or fake). However, while we focus on our figures and getting our skin nicely exfoliated, moisturized and glowing, it is important not to forget about hair!

Whether you live by the coast and the beach is a daily part of life for you in summer or you are planning a beach vacation, regular exposure to hot sun, along with swimming, can leave you hair in worse condition. With some preparation and care, you can keep it looking soft and silky, and ready to be the perfect accessory for your favorite bikini or tankini bathing suit this summer. Here are some tips:

Don’t Brush It After Swimming in the Ocean

If for you, a trip to the beach involves a lot of fun in the ocean swimming, playing around with friends or doing your favorite watersports, it pays to get used to rocking the ‘surfer hair’ look when you get out if you aren’t able to immediately shower and wash the sea water out. Sea water is not particularly damaging to hair on its own – it’s just water and salt – but as your hair dries in the sun the salt can have a serious drying effect.

You can recover from this when you get to wash your hair with a good conditioner, but while you’re still out at the beach, ignore the temptation to brush it – even when it is dry. Your hair will be dry, stiff and a bit sticky from the salt water, and brushing will cause major breakages. Brushing is also liable to make your hair look super frizzy. This means that if you have long hair, you can either choose to let it look messy and bohemian – the surfer look – or choose a style like a braid that will keep it in place. Messy beach hair looks really good when you are actually at the beach, giving you a cool, summery look, but if you are planning to go somewhere else before you have a chance to wash your hair, a braid is your best friend!

Sunscreen for Your Hair!

Most people now take protecting their skin and eyes from the sun very seriously, but what about hair? Obviously exposing your hair to the sun isn’t going to give you cancer or damage your eyesight, but as you probably know from using heated styling products, heat is not good for hair. You can protect it with a good heat protection spray, much as you might use before blow drying or using other heated styling tools. As well as applying after washing your hair, carry the spray in your beach bag. A good rule of thumb is to apply it whenever you apply sun lotion, so before actually going out in the sun to begin with, and then every few hours, and immediately after going in the water.

Conditioner and Keratin

Once you do get a chance to wash your hair after the beach, give it a little more love than usual when it comes to conditioner. Your hair gets lighter in the sun, and it is no coincidence that just like bleaching with peroxide, this actually leaves it dry and more damage prone. Use a rich conditioner every day and also, use a weekly mask or hot oil treatment to give it a little extra nourishment. You can do this more than once a week if you want, there really isn’t a maximum amount of times to use these treatments, but if the expense and time bothers you then weekly is enough. It is also a good idea to use an additional keratin treatment, and for best results, leave this in your hair rather than using after conditioner and washing it out. This will add protein to your hair which will help strengthen it and both hide and repair damage.

It really doesn’t take much effort to keep your hair in good shape when you hit the beach. You may need to pay a high price for Special Conditioners so it would be better if you will find some latest discount offers from Argos buy using Argos  promo codes or for more offer open Dealslands UK. Just be careful how you treat your hari when it’s been in the water, protect it, and help it out with some good conditioning products when you get home, and your hair can look and feel great all summer long!

Chic Mother’s Day Hairstyles!

With Mother’s Day right around the corner we’re reminded how busy Mom is always putting others first. Chasing around the kids and working shouldn’t mean sacrificing her looks. Here are FIVE quick and effortless dos for mom to try. Butterfly Studio Salon experts know how to work these hottest looks of the moment into any busy schedule. See below for step by step guides and images and let me know if you have any questions or would like to speak to a Butterfly stylist. Also let me know if you need additional images!

 

1.)    TOPSY TAIL PONY

Step 1 – Tie the hair in a low pony at the nape of your neck. This is easy for the days you want to impress by not making a big fuss at all.

Step 2 – Loosen the pony near the neck and make a gap in-between the two. Flip the pony in-between the two sides.

Step 3 – Do this twice giving beautiful twists and keeping the hair off the face.

Step 4 – This is how you do the Topsy Tail. Finish off this look with spraying the front with Loreal enette hair spray.

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2.)    SIDE FRENCH BRAID

Step 1 – Part the hair from the side of the head and divide it into 3 pieces.

Step 2 – Working your way around the head every time, add a section from the inside to the braid. First time is hard and then easy to achieve.

Step 3 – When you get to the neck end, continue with a normal braid. With the other side section of the hair you can make a braid.

Step 4 – To finish off this look, twist the two and pin it up at the back.

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3.)    TOP KNOT

Step 1 – All you need is elastic and a hair pin to create the perfect top knot.

Step 2 – Tie your hair back on top of your head.

Step 3 – Twist the hair in a bun on top of the head.

Step 4 – I like it when it looks slightly softer and not like a perfect ballet bun.

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4.)    TWISTED HALO

Step 1 – Twist back a small section of hair from one side of your head, and secure it with a pin in the middle of your head.

Step 2 – Twist back a small section of hair from the other side of your head, tuck it behind the first twisted section, and pin it in the middle of your head.

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5.)    KNOTTED LOW BUN

Step 1 – Pull hair into a low ponytail, then loosely braid the length of hair and secure with a clear elastic.

Step 2 – Wrap the braid around the base of the ponytail like you would a bun, tucking in the loose ends of hair with bobby pins.

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How to Accessorize a First Date Outfit

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First impressions count. What you wear on a first date is important, yet so many women (and men) are clueless about the art of dressing to impress. Here is a quick guide to choosing an appropriate outfit and selecting the right accessories for an extra ‘wow’ factor. Hopefully, if you make the right impression, you can look forward to date two. Assuming you want to see the person again of course!

Subtle Yet Stylish

A first date is not the time to wear your most outrageous outfit – unless you are dating someone of a very similar persuasion. Standing out is good, especially if you are meeting a date in a busy public area, but standing out for all the wrong reasons is not good.

Think sexy, but stylish and understated. Very short skirts and low cut tops are best avoided, as these tend to create the wrong impression on a date. It is also inadvisable to wear an outfit you might choose for a job interview, as again, it creates the wrong impression.

Dressing for the Event

Hopefully you have planned the date in advance and you know exactly where you are going. Most first dates take place in a coffee shop, café, bar or restaurant. You can therefore get away with wearing something fairly casual. However, if your date is whisking you off to the opera for the evening, clearly a pair of jeans is going to be a bad look, so be sure to check and dress appropriately.

Low Key Date Outfits

Low-key outfits include jeans and a shirt, a pretty summer dress or a casual skirt and long-sleeve sweater. This type of outfit is perfect for a first date in a casual venue. You will feel comfortable and it won’t offend anyone if you decide to head to a restaurant for food.

Accessorizing an Outfit

Accessorizing an outfit is a great way to add interest to an ordinarily bland set of separates. You can use accessories to give a date insight into your personality, so be experimental and don’t be afraid of trying something different.

  • Jewelry is an easy way to accessories a casual outfit. For example, pick up some cute gold brooches from an antique market and pin one to your jacket. Statement necklaces and earrings are ideal for dates. Use a statement necklace to bring a little black dress to life or throw on some bangles to draw attention to a shapely wrist. Ankle bracelets work well in the summer – clasp a thin gold chain around your ankle and show off your shapely legs.
  • Shoes can make or break an outfit, so choose your shoes carefully. Heels are always a good choice for a date. High heels are sexy and enhance your best features, but you have to be comfortable wearing heels. Teetering around on a pair of heels, looking as if you have one too many glasses of wine, is not a good look. If this sounds like you, stick to kitten heels or wear a pair of flats.

Boots are another good choice. Sexy boots look great with a fitted dress or skinny jeans. Just be sure to stay     away from Ugg boots, as most men think they are a huge turn-off and your sex appeal will be instantly diminished if you show up wearing Uggs.

  • Scarves are a fun way to dress up an outfit. Decorative scarves come in all shapes and sizes, from neck scarves to shawls, so pick a scarf that best fits your personality. You can wear a scarf any way you like: around your neck, as a belt, or even on your head.
  • Sunglasses are essential for a summer date. Picture yourself sitting outside a trendy coffee shop, sipping a tasty cappuccino and squinting in the sun as your date tries to make conversation. It’s not a good look, is it? Instead, picture yourself wearing some sexy designer shades. You will appear enigmatic and cool as a cucumber. It is also a good way of hiding your boredom if the date is like watching paint dry.
  • Hats are hard to pull off, but if worn well, a funky hat works well with a bohemian outfit. A wide brimmed hat with a scarf will dress up a long maxi dress perfectly, but it is probably best to skip the baseball hat unless you want to appear super casual.

First dates are an opportunity to make a connection and decide whether (or not) there is any chemistry with your date. If there isn’t any chemistry, say goodbye and head off into the sunset, but if the sparks are flying, start planning your outfit for date two.

The Ultimate Guide to Scottish Gifts

The Ultimate Guide to Scottish Gifts

Take a trip north of the border and sweeping glens, soaring mountains, and mile upon mile of purple heather will instantly beguile you. Scotland is vast, windswept, desolate, and extraordinarily beautiful. For centuries, people have eked out a living, battling against the combined forces of nature and English tyrants to make a home for their families.

The Scottish people are proud of their roots and welcome visitors with open arms. Take a trip to Edinburgh, Glasgow, or deep into the Highlands and islands, and you can expect to see amazing sights. There will also be plenty of opportunities to buy gifts for friends and family along the way.

So what gifts should you look out for on a trip to Scotland this year?

Tartan and Tweed

Scotland is famous for its tartan and tweed fabrics. You will see tartan everywhere and there are an enormous number of different products made from traditional Scottish tartans and tweeds, including scarves, clothing, bags, and of course kilts.

Tartan is a distinctive woven cloth. It actually originated in Ireland, but the Scots introduced it to Scotland when they moved there to found a new kingdom. Back in the 15th and 16th centuries, different clans had their own distinctive tartan, which caused some alarm amongst English troops when they faced a horde of Scottish clansmen wearing brightly colored plaid. After the ill-fated Battle of Culloden, the Scots were banned from wearing tartan, but this ban was eventually lifted and today you can wear (and buy) tartan everywhere.

There are over 3,500 different tartan designs, so if you have any family links to clans in Scotland, there will be a tartan for you.

Haggis

The Scottish diet is not known for being healthy – deep fried mars bars caused a sensation in the 1980s – but if you want to sample some of the local cuisine, try haggis or ‘neeps and tatties’.

Haggis is made from lamb, beef, onions, oats and spices. It is extremely tasty and likely to be on the menu of most pubs and restaurants in Scotland. You can even order a vegetarian version if you don’t eat meat, which replaces the lamb and beef with vegetables, pulses and seeds.

Everyone has their own recipe for haggis, usually one that has been passed down through the ages, but most are delicious. Haggis is traditionally served with neeps and tatties, which is turnip or swede and potato, boiled and mashed. Try some and if you love it, buy a haggis and take it home.

Shortbread

Traditional Scottish shortbread is common throughout Scotland and elsewhere. Much commercially produced shortbread is not made in Scotland, so it is a good idea to check before you buy. You are more likely to find locally produced shortbread made to a traditional recipe if you buy from non-touristy shops in the Highland and islands, so shop around.

Scottish Whiskey

Scottish whiskey is revered throughout the world. There are many different regional distinctions in the different brands of Scottish whiskey. Whiskey distilleries abound throughout Scotland, so include a visit to at least one so you can see how whiskey is made.

Blended whiskeys such as Johnnie Walker are enduringly popular, but for a really special gift, look out for a quality single malt. There are many to choose from, each with own distinctive flavor. A really good 25-Year-old single malt will set you back a lot of money, so try before you buy.

Scottish Clan History

We all come from somewhere and anyone with links to Scotland will find a Scottish clan history extremely interesting. They normally include historical information dating back to the 1100s, including the tartan, Gaelic name, clan seat and clan chief associated with your surname. It’s a great gift, for yourself or someone else. Have it printed and hang it on your wall at home.

Arts, Crafts and Jewelry

Arts and crafts are readily available throughout Scotland. Look out for Celtic silver jewelry especially in the Highlands and islands. Many artisans have their own workshops where you can see them hard at work. This is your opportunity to learn more about their craft and the things that inspire them. Pick up some handcrafted pieces as a gift and the recipient will be delighted.

There will be no shortage of Scottish gifts to choose from. A trip to Loch Ness is likely to yield any number of products with a Loch Ness Monster theme, which kids will love of course. However, buy wisely and look for products produced locally, as these support the local economy.

Don’t be a Cinderella – How to Have the Right Pair of Shoes for Every Occasion

Don’t be a Cinderella – How to Have the Right Pair of Shoes for Every Occasion

Shoes make or break an outfit. Celebrities might get away with wearing an old pair of Vans with a couture gown on the red carpet, but the rest of us would be torn apart for such a disastrous fashion fail. You can always be creative with your footwear choices and rules are meant to be broken, but there are some instances where you can’t afford to wear the wrong shoes.

All women need a selection of different shoes in their closet. The more shoes you have, the more fashion choices you can make. After all, it’s good to have a pair of shoes in every color and style; that way you don’t have to wear the same pair twice. Unfortunately, we don’t all have A-list incomes or a closet large enough to store hundreds of pairs of shoes, so it is important to be selective about what shoes you buy. Therefore, if you are shopping on a budget, here is a selection of the shoes every women needs in their closet – if you have these, you will be ready for any occasion!

Comfortable Flats

Flat shoes are the staple of most women’s closets. Flat shoes will take you anywhere and everywhere, from a casual date to a work luncheon, and most places in between. You can wear comfortable flat shoes with a skinny pair of jeans for a weekend shopping trip with the girls, or dress them up a little with a cute summer dress.

Because they are flat, this type of shoe is easy to wear and your feet won’t feel like they are dropping off after a couple of hours. Many women choose to wear flat shoes for the office, because they are dressy enough if you pick the right style, but no too ostentatiously sexy if you prefer to get ahead based on your ability rather than your looks.

Trendy Sneakers

Once upon a time, sneakers were worn to the gym, but rarely anywhere else. Things have now changed a great deal and most people have multiple pairs of sneakers: gym sneakers, casual sneakers, and fashion sneakers to name but three. Really, unless you have a gym junkie, one pair will do just fine, so make sure your one and only pair counts.

Designer sneakers are all the rage. There are lots of designer brands to choose from, but if you prefer ultra-casual sneakers, go for Vans or Converse. However, if you want a more robust form of footwear, look for something akin to a training shoe instead.

Sexy Pair of High Heels

If you want to impress the man in your life (or the man you want in your life), a sexy pair of stiletto shoes might just do the trick. There is a reason why women look good in towering stilettoes. By virtue of the way stiletto shoes change out posture, they make our legs look more shapely, our butts look pert, and our breasts more prominent. It’s not difficult to see why men like women who wear them.

Unfortunately, super high stiletto shoes can be torturous to wear if you are not used to them, so don’t buy a pair that are too high. Instead, look for a pair of stilettoes with a mid-height heel and invest in some soft-gel inserts to protect your feet. These will save you a lot of pain at the end of an evening out.

Cute Pair of Kitten Heels

Kitten heels are easier to wear than towering stiletto shoes, but are still sexy enough to work on a date or fancy work function. Black works well with virtually every outfit, but white shoes also look pretty when worn with summer outfits.

Winter Boots

Winter boots are always a good investment. Knee-high leather boots can be worn with skinny jeans, a mini skirt, or a dress. They are very versatile and if you buy the right pair of boots, you can get away with wearing them to the office or on a date. Flat boots are better for bad weather conditions, but if you want to dress to impress, go for a sexy pair of boots with heels.

Summer Sandals

Lastly, don’t forget to invest in a pair of summer sandals. Styles vary from season to season, but gladiator sandals rarely go out of fashion and always look good with most outfits.

You can buy footwear online if you look at internet retailers, but remember to check the sizing guide before you make any purchases, because these vary between di

The Top Fashion Trends for Spring 2016

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This spring is set to have some of the best fashion trends yet, with many continuing over from last year’s top trends. Already, fashion designers have been working hard on bringing out new spring lines, and amongst the top looks this spring we can find classics such as floral prints, lace and denim – all perfect for the warmer weather and freshly bloomed flowers. If you’re planning on buying a new spring wardrobe and need to know which the best things to buy are in order to make sure that your outfits are all on point, we’ve put together a round-up of the best fashion trends for the season.

Floral Prints

Floral prints may have seen a bit of a decline recently, but they’re back with a bang for this spring. From bold, stand-out prints to smaller, delicate prints, anything with a flower-based pattern on will look perfect in your spring wardrobe. The best thing about floral prints is that they can look great paired with almost anything – floral blouses can be paired with smart trousers for work, or you can dress them down with jeans and flats for a more casual look. Floral shirt dresses are also expected to be big this spring – the perfect garment for those days when the weather is neither too hot nor too cold.

Denim

Denim clothing items have been big in recent seasons, and this popular trend doesn’t seem set to go anywhere this spring. Blue jeans are definitely huge this season, which is great as they are one of the most versatile items of women’s clothing that a girl can own. The best thing about denim is that it’s an age old fashion trend that seems to always be incorporated into different fashion trends no matter what the season, so we’ve all got jeans, denim shirts and denim jackets lying around in our closets just waiting to be dusted off and worn this spring.

Suede

Suede and suede-look dresses, tops and jackets were huge last spring and summer – and this trend is making a comeback this spring as well. Maroon and dark yellow colors are amongst the most popular this season when it comes to suede clothing items, along with natural suede colors such as browns and beige. Suede is a great fabric for summer as it’s not too thick so doesn’t make you really warm, but it’s also not so thin that you’re freezing on rainy or cloudy spring days.

Lace

White, lacy garments are undoubtedly feminine, and if you’re the type who likes to dress in girly outfits then you’ll be happy to hear that lace is set to make a huge comeback this spring. Whether it is lace hems on white jeans, smock tops with lace trims, vest tops with lace backs or dresses with a lace skirt, this material is definitely the one to watch this spring. Wear black lace on a night out for a feminine and glamorous look, or pair white lace with a brown suede jacket and blue jeans for a fresh spring look.

Cold Shoulders

Open and off-the-shoulder necklines have definitely had their moment, but this season it is all about the cold shoulder. Cut-outs that are designed specifically to highlight just the shoulders are a lot easier to wear than off-the-shoulder necklines, as they have a similar effect whilst still allowing you to hide your bra straps – no more need to worry about staying together in a strapless bra!

White Shirts

When it comes to work attire, it’s all about the simple white shirts this season. Once something that was only worn by the boys, white button-down shirts are becoming more and more feminine and are the perfect, simple top for an elegant and professional work outfit. The best thing about basic white shirts is that they are really versatile – whether you pair it with a sleek black pant suit or jeans and a cardigan, they fit in perfectly.

Knitwear

Spring is a weird season – it’s not warm enough for summer dresses and tank tops, but it’s getting too warm for your winter clothes. But, light knit wear is still a firm favorite when it comes to spring fashion trends, especially in light and pastel colors. Lightweight knits make the perfect accompaniment to any spring outfit, and it’s always handy to have one around if the weather takes a turn for the chilly.

Which are your favorite fashion trends for this spring? We’d love to hear from you – leave your best style tips in the comments.

What Makes a Man Choose Laser Hair Removal Over Waxing

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Every adult has been faced with the same question: wax or shave? You would think that the above question would only be one that women were plagued with. But women aren’t the only one’s covered in hair, are they? So wouldn’t it make sense that both women AND men could potentially find themselves in a situation with unwanted hair?

The resources available for women on any sort of personal hygiene question are endless; they simply have to open up any social media website and they’ll instantly be bombarded with ideas, facts, and hacks to cosmetically better themselves.

For men, those resources simply don’t exist. And it’s not from a lack of need for these resources. Men need these resources, too. They have skin, hair, and nails to take care of as well.

Going back to the original question: wax or shave?

How about neither?

Thanks to the beauty of technology and innovation, there are many ways to remove the unwanted hair in our lives. You obviously already know about shaving, waxing, and hair removal cream. And for one reason or another, you’ve decided that you’re sick of any or all of these options. Shaving can be a nuisance, you have to do it almost every single day, and it makes the hair grow back coarser and darker than before. Especially if you’re needing to shave a hard to reach place, such as your back, this option gets annoying very quickly.

You already hate hair removal cream; it smells horrid, and doesn’t always do its job. Which brings you to waxing. Which is incredibly painful, and you have to let the hair grow in to a considerable length before you can go get waxed again.

If it’s an area that you know you’re never going to want hair again, why aren’t you getting that hair permanently removed?

Laser hair removal at places like Therapie Clinic has been around for a while, but for some reason, it’s not getting a lot of attention. And the attention it does get, is almost purely female. But to be perfectly honest, for a man it’s a lot less embarrassing to get laser hair removal once, than to go get waxed every four to six weeks for the rest of your life.

So here’s why you should consider getting laser hair removal, rather than getting waxed:

At first, you’ll be put off by how much laser hair removal can cost. However, a lot of companies regularly run promotions and deals that will significantly lower the cost of the procedure. Another thing to consider is that waxing isn’t exactly inexpensive either, and if you combine the cost of what you spend on waxing over a twelve-month period, it will probably end up being more money than one session of laser hair removal.

It’s permanent. Some people have to go in for a follow up, to get it done a second time, making sure that all of the hair is really gone. This is only because every single person has different reactions, different hair growth patterns, and there’s no way to tell how your specific body will react. That being said, the need for a follow up appointment isn’t always necessary.

It isn’t really more painful than waxing is. No one will ever dare utter “waxing doesn’t hurt” because it’s a flat out lie. Waxing is painful; you’re ripping the hair out of the follicle, reaching below the surface of your skin. Some areas are more sensitive than others, and while it’s true that the more frequent the waxing the more tolerant your skin becomes, it still never becomes painless. Getting laser hair removal may sound incredibly painful, but compared to getting waxed regularly, the pain difference between the two is definitely marginal.

Laser Hair removal can be done anywhere on the body. While the same can be said for waxing, certain individual areas are naturally more difficult to reach and remove the hair from. It can make the hair removal process incredibly painful and undesirable. And if they miss a spot while waxing, you run the risk of damaging your skin if they have to wax the same area more than once in a single appointment. You just simply don’t have that same issue with laser hair removal.

In the end, when the evidence is stacked up, Laser Hair Removal has more pros than cons, and the benefits outweigh those of getting waxed regularly. You’ll probably end up spending less on hair removal if you chose the laser route, you’ll experience less pain, and you’ll easily lose your unwanted body hair and the natural annoyance that accompanies it. So, what are you waiting for?

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