Wednesday, 31 August 2011



Monday, 20 June 2011

Back to School Spa Party

  A new school year is almost here and I'm sure everyone is excited to get back to school. Like some people, I have important exams to write in the new school year. What I've learnt is that worry and studying makes you stressed and your skin suffers the most. I got this idea from Teen Vogue and I'm sharing it with all of you. Get a couple of your friends and have some beauty fun!

Amid the mad rush to buy all of your school supplies and figure out what you're going to wear on the first day of class, don’t forget to also focus on your skin! All it takes is a few simple steps to ensure your complexion is in great, glowing shape for the big day.

For the best results, start a few weeks in advance by regularly using a daily cleanser that’s not too drying. “If you have relatively clear skin, pick a mild one that also dissolves makeup, and make sure you wash your face in the morning and at night to remove dirt and debris,” says New Orleans-based dermatologist Mary Lupo, MD. If your skin tends to break out, “Look for products with anti-microbial ingredients to kill bacteria and salicylic acid to clear pores, like Philosophy’s On A Clear Day cleanser, ” she adds. On top of that, use a very gentle exfoliating product twice a week to help brighten your complexion.

Two weeks before, invite your friends over for a weekend spa party. (After all, who says caring for your skin can’t also be fun!) “Serve them Spa Water: In a pitcher of ice water, add thinly sliced cucumber,” suggests Elizabeth TenHouten, a former skincare analyst for Prescriptives and author of Cooking Well: Beautiful Skin. If your skin could use a boost of hydration, try a Lavender Steam Facial. Simply bring a medium pot of water to a high heat (almost boiling), take it off the stove, and add a few drops of calming lavender oil. Pull your hair back and lean over the pot with a towel over your head, letting the steam open your pores. “Take five deep, relaxing breaths, and then pat your face with an ice cold, damp washcloth,” says TenHouten. Then, seal in the moisture with a light moisturizer. Makeup artist Jenna Menard prefers prepping the skin with a mist before applying lotion. “By misting your skin first, it opens up the pores in order to maximize hydration!” she says. “I like Shu Uemura’s Depsea Water Facial Mist because it comes in many different scents.”

Sticking to this regimen will help improve the quality of your skin before you head back to school, but if you have any lingering bumps, don’t stress—cover them up like a pro! “I like using a concealer palette that includes a few different shades, like Make Up For Ever 5 Camouflage Cream Palette, so you can blend your exact color, whether the blemish is on your cheek, chin, or nose,” says Menard. Make sure to keep blotting papers in your bag to combat shine. And last, but not least, resist touching your face. “Your hands collect lots of bacteria throughout the day, and touching your face is just asking for a breakout,” reminds Menard. “Keep your hands on your books!”

Sunday, 19 June 2011

Wake Up Your Makeup Series: The make-up virgin

                              Developing your own beauty style means prioritizing what matters most to you and what makes you feel good. The essence of this series is to help people who are not comfortable with make-up. Today, we are talking about the make- up virgin.She has no idea that make-up helps to enhance the natural beauty of a person and that there is nothing wrong with using just a little make-up. Here are some facts about her:

  • She is an adult who has no clue about make-up.
  • Her make-up skills are remedial to nil.
  • She is uncomfortable with the idea of make-up and foundation.
Solution: Start slowly; buy foundation and powder that match your skin tone and lip sticks or glosses that are sheer. Practice, practice, practice until you are  comfortable.

This article was culled from tw magazine. Today's woman magazine.

Trendy Pants

                 Satisfy your trouser addiction by choosing from the different trendy male inspired fashion wear. From the harem pants to the skinny jeans, there is a refreshingly new and sexy twist to this look.
Crop Pants:  For a wow look pair crop pants with cute fitted tee. Cuts that end on the ankle make petite girls look taller.

Harem Pants: Harem pants give skinny girls the illusion of curves. Wear with very high heels and full blown attitude to complete this stylish look.

There are more trendy pants but for today, rock these two looks.

Saturday, 18 June 2011

Trends: Leggings Jeans

Leggings are a very huge trend right now. If you are a leggings kind of girl then this is great news for you. One of the best trends right now is the leggings jeans trend. It's just leggings made out of jeans and they are really cute. You can wear them with a top, under a skirt or under a dress. They are very comfortable and light. Some are really light while some are made of thicker material so you have a whole range to choose from.
 Even stars have been seen rocking this trend. So what are you waiting for? Get yours today!

How To Do A Braided Ponytail

Stand out with this funky take on your typical pony tail:
1. Blow-dry hair straight to make it easier to braid. Make a deep side part, then used a mixed bristle brush to smooth down frizz and flyaways.
2. Start French-braiding a three-inch piece of hair at the full side of your part. Continue down your head.
3. Pull the rest of your hair into a low side ponytail, leaving a two-inch piece of hair (might need to be larger, depending on the thickness of your hair) outside of the ponytail.
4. Wrap the piece around the top of your ponytail, securing with a bobby-pin.
5. Spritz with hairspray for hold.

Six Summer Must Haves

Summer! Summer! Summer! That's the word on everybody's mouth. Summer has it's own accessories and method of dressing and here are the must haves for summer;

 Floppy Sun Hats: Floppy sun hats are really good for sumer because they make you look cute and cuddly while protecting your face and neck from the strong rays of the sun. Looking cute and healthy at the same time, what a combo!

 Espadrilles: Espadrilles are really cute shoes. They are very comfortable too. I wear espadrilles a lot. They are a definite summer must have.
 Maxi Dresses:  Maxi dresses have been in vogue since spring and just becaue it's summer doesn't mean that trend has to stop. Wear your maxi dress in bold prints, bright colours and flower patterns. Just pair them up with a floppy sun hat and you are good to go.
 Sunglasses: They are really cute and they protect your eyes while making your outfit look sopihisticated.

 Tanks: Tanks are very fun and girly. They are very comfortable to wear and you can wear them to the beach if you don't want to wear a swimsuit.  You can get them at very cheap prices and in different prints and colors. What are you waiting for?  Get them!

 Shorts: Shorts are so preppy and versatile. They come in different colours and materials. Shorts and tanks go together. Just add some chic accessories like hoop earrings, bracelets and long chunky necklaces.


Sunday, 22 May 2011

Essential Summer Pieces

Summer is round the corner so we really need to refresh our wardrobes. There are some essential pieces that you need in your wardrobe for summer and they are:

Tanks: Tanks are colourful and fun and they are perfect for a say at the beach if you don't want to wear a swimsuit. You can get tanks in different colours at very very affordable prices. They are a summer must.

Sunglasses: I don't know why but sunglasses make an outfit look more sophisticated than it is already.

Shorts: Shorts  are cute and fun and you can pair them with a tank or tee for a very cute look. I think everyone should have shorts as they are great fashion staples.

Note: There are more essential summer pieces . These are just few. These were culled from

Saturday, 23 April 2011

4 Spring Nail Polish Trends

There are basically six nail polish trends this season.They are; blues, metallics, greige and nude.Want to learn more? Read more!!!!!
  •  Blues: Blue is my favourite colour so I am really excited about it. Blue just makes you feel like you are on a luxurious cruise and I can almost hear the movement of the waves. What beautiful music to the ears. That is how colour blue makes me feel.I will like to know how blue makes you feel.There are so different shades but the best are bright blue, muted blue and periwinkle. Experiment with them but I can guarantee any shade will work with any body.

  • Metallics: They give you this punk look. If you watch Jerseylicious you'll know what I'm talking about. Like a glam fairy(Alexa's company). Let your glammy fingers stay up.
  • Greige: This is simply the mixture of  beige and gray together. It is what all celebs are wearing right now so I recommend it.
  • Nude: Most people have been seen wearing nude dresses, skirts, tops and even accesories. Why not try it on your nails. It is such a colour that can go with any skin tone so try it!

Dressing Like Casey Wright

Casey Cartwright  is such an epitome of style. She always looks good and I love her preppy, fun look. Her outfits are simple but chic. She makes them look effortless. If you want to dress like her, here are some tips:
  • Pretty Blouses: Casey's idea of a cute top are those that have floral prints, silky blouses and patterned tanks. She makes them look feminine and flirty.
  • Cute Cardigans: What makes a person feel warm one and snugly than a cardigan? Casey knows this and loves wearing cardigans. That make her look so innocent.
  • Classic Bottoms: Casey loves cotton skirts and mid thigh shorts. To work this look, search for skirts and shorts that sit well on your waist. If it's too big or too small, it won't look nice at all.

Vinatge Look

Vintage clothing is one trend that I really love. I don't even know why! Vintage is so cool and preppy. It just gives you that extraordinary factor that makes you different from everyother person.If you really want to work the vintage look, just go for floral prints. They are always vintage. Here are some vintage floral pieces you can wear and you still look good instead of looking like you raided your grandmother's wardrobe.

Here are some timeless vintage pieces that I love. So remember, you can still look vintage and stylish!

Friday, 22 April 2011

Spring Inspired Apparel

These are some timeless pieces that spring 2011 has brought and I'm sure they are going to stay with us for a long time.

How To Dress For A Party In Ten Minutes.

  1.  You don't need heavy make-up. Just use soft pink gloss, mascara, peach blush and concealer.These are things that work for any skin tone.
  2. Make sure you have an LBD in your closet.You should also have a cute jacket.
  3. Make sure your hair is neat by brushing and oiling it. You can leave it down or style it into a ponytail.Very chic and stylish.
  4. Have a good pair of heels in your wardrobe. You know, the one that goes with any outfit.
  5. Have a perfect and sophisticated bag or clutch.
If you follow all these rules, you are good to go.

5 Fashion Rules Made For You To Break

Some fashion rules are just plain tacky and here are some of them:
  1. You should never wear gold and silver together.
Silver and gold are really together and can be worn in a stylish way. When wearing a solid palette of color like black, gold and silver will look really good. It makes the outfit look feminine and powerful.
2.Don't wear navy blue with brown or black. 
That is a very terrible rule. Those three colours can go together. For example, you can wear a navy blue dress and put a skinny brown belt in the middle and finish off the outfit with  a pair of black heels.That is so ultra modern.
3.Never wear denim on denim.
Denim on denim can be very cute together. The problem is that is very tricky. When wearing denim on denim, use different shades. You can wear a black top and layer it with a blue denim cropped jacket and wear a pair of white denim jeans. Next time you want to hit the streets, bring out your inner cowgirl!
4.You should never wear tights with opened toe shoes.
It depends on how you wear it. If you wear black peep toe heels and red tights, that is so tacky!  But if you wear a pair of leopard print platforms and wear black tights, you can easily pull of this look. Just remember to tuck the seams of your tights under your toes.
5.Your bag, belt and shoes have to match.
That is plain wrong! You can wear a yellow top with black jeans, a red belt, a pair of black heels and a black bag. Everything isn't the same colour and you still look good!


3 Comfortable But Stylish Outfits.

Some people try to look comfortable when they dress and end up looking like slobs. Some try to be stylish but end up looking overdressed. I have some tips on how to comfy but stylish at the same time.
  1. Wearing a bright cotton top, a pair of well tailored jeans and a neutral blazer is very comfy. The cotton top is comfy because cotton is a very good material for clothes as it does not itch you or make you uncomfortable(most of my stuff are comfy).Jeans should be well tailored and firm on you so you don't have to keep dragging them on when they slither down.
  2. Another thing I like is wearing a loose knit sweater with black jeans and a pair of black wedges. Loose kit sweaters are good because they are free and you won't feel hot in them.Wedges are great because they are not like heels that shake. They are firm on the ground.
  3. I love wearing a cotton t-shirt with leggings and flats. You can add some cute accessories and layer it with a vest.It just makes you happy and cute at the same time. Leggings are great on anyone.
As you can see, there are different ways to look stylish and comfy.Practise them and become a style star.

3 Materials To Wear Jeans With

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  • Velvet mix well  with the rough textured of denim, making it feel more luxurious.
  • They give you that sophisticated look that makes you stand out among people.
  • When you wear velvet, you look like a queen 'cos velvet is a material for royalty.
  • The trick of lace is to stay pretty much covered up- you can still flash the flesh but through the lace.
  • Lace gives you that wow factor that gets everybody going wow!
  • Gold works well on darker skin tones, while bronze and pewter love fair skin.
  • When you wear a metallic top, don't go for glittery shoes and accessories because you will end up looking like a Christmas tree on Christmas Eve. You know, when the lights are on and all the decor are on too. You won't look like a fashionista at all!
These are some  materials to wear your jeans with. What are you waiting for? Go and get them!

How to look good in a photo

Some people complain that they look terrible in photos. Even popular people like Giuliana Rancic have said that they look terrible in photos. Here are some quick tips hat will make you look like a covergirl.
  • Don't ever wear a turtle neck: Wearing a turtle neck to snap a picture is like deliberately trying to make yourself look bad. It will make you look really chunky and thick so stay away from turtlenecks.
  • Always wear bright colors: Bright colours will make the camera pop out and it will look really pretty.
  • Avoid wearing black: Don't wear black to snap a picture. Even if you want to wear black, make sure you add a pop of colour like a colourful scarf or necklace.
  • Look cute: Wear something that is cue like a floral print dress or an of the shoulder top.
  • Hair: Your hair should be be away from your face so the photographer can capture yourbeauty. If your hair is on your face, I think you want to copy Ozzy Osbourne.
  • Bare Your Teeth: This is the most important tip. Just smile. A smile can make a very big difference to your face so smile!

Spring Trends of 2011

As we all know, this is spring and the atmosphere is full of vibrant colors and you can feel new things blossoming int the air. I want to tell you some spring trends:
  • Color Blocking: It is simply the ability to mix two really bright colours together. All the designers are really using this style and it is really cute. If you are scared that you might overdo this look, let me give you some advice. Id you wear a bright top with two bright colours, opt for a neutral bottom. If you wear a 2 color bright dress, use a neutral belt or stick with black shoes so you don't end up looking like a rainbow. Remember, use neutral tones to tone it down. 
  • Colorful Eyeliner: This is the time to say goodbye to black and brown and bring in some pop of colour. You can use sunny yellow or electric orange. Spring is all about colour and colored eyeliner will give you a pop! So go for it!
  • Floral Patterns: Spring is all about blooming. What else blooms like a flower? Nothing! Personally I think floral prints are cute and it should be something everyone should wear.
This is some of the spring trends and for more, check out my blog tomorrow.Till then, look at these pictures;