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9 Ways to stay mentally strong in your busy life in 2017

9 Ways to stay mentally strong in your busy life in 2017

Busy life often means a lot of stress. Some people can handle the pressure pretty well, some people simply snap, but everyone feels their share of stress if they lead fast-paced lives. Keeping your mental state healthy isn’t rocket science, but it’s not a breeze either.

We’ve compiled a list of tips to preserve your mental health, and they are as following:

1.Be as organized as possible

Doing your chores and finishing your responsibilities without any form of organization will often leave you breaking in tears. On regular days, an average person with average responsibilities is required to be at several locations, doing various things while being stuck in traffic, in shop queues, and such.

Nobody can guarantee that an organized plan will cover everything – there are certain things that you just can’t predict (like how dense the traffic will be in a couple of hours after you’ve heard the broadcast, for example).

Anyhow, being organized reduces the chances of unexpected “un-pleasantries”, so make sure to plan ahead. If you are wondering how to motivate yourself to eat healthy and exercise, there are professionals who offer help.

2.Determine the source of real problems and exclude unimportant ones

We’re bothered by everything when we’re busy – there’s often too little time to do everything, so we find ourselves in a tight spot. Determining the source of the problem can often cut your work tremendously, and you’ll avoid unnecessary stress.

3.Break your chores/problems down into small pieces and execute bit by bit

There are times when you just can’t do everything in one go. Even the smallest tasks such as going to the grocery store often require several trips. You should definitely try prioritizing if you’re not handling the organization part well – perhaps it’s smarter to finish cooking your lunch before you get your hands dirty with the lawn.

All in all, breaking the problems down isn’t hard, but people get stuck in a fast-paced train of responsibilities that can easily overwhelm everyone. If you want to remain mentally strong, break your problems down into tiny bits and pieces.

4.Open up from time to time

Sometimes people tell themselves that “nobody is interested in what I have to say”. First of all, that’s not true – your family and friends aren’t “bothered” by your problems. You are, and they are here for you when you’re in a pinch.

Secondly, keeping everything inside is extremely hazardous, both physically and mentally. If you don’t share with people, nobody will be able to know how to approach you. Nobody would find a proper way to help you. Open up, and share what’s been bothering you in order to preserve your mental health.

5.Be happy in victory and humble in defeat

Now we’re talking about certain “mind states”. Obviously, there are two main mind states, with a full million in between. The “victor” is used to winning, and, in this case, “winning” would mean overcoming your obstacles and finishing your chores and responsibilities.

The “loser” is, on the contrary, accustomed to losing, and defeat isn’t all that bad for him/her. “Losing”, in this case, would mean that you’re a procrastinator who delays responsibilities and chores. The best way to preserve your mental health is to be in the “golden middle” – be happy when you finish the work, but don’t sulk about it if you don’t manage to finish it. If you don’t know where to start, feel free to ask experts for health or workout motivation tips.

6.Make yourself a priority

Do you feel like the whole world depends on you? Your Boss, your significant other, your kids, your family – everyone has certain expectations, and they want them fulfilled to the letter. This is one of the greatest stress-triggers, so you’d do well to remind yourself that you matter too.

Don’t be afraid to stand up for yourself – your chores can wait if you’re about to have a mental breakdown, your boss can wait if your deadlines are overwhelming, and the list goes on and on. You’re a person, and people need to respect that.

7.Take an occasional break

Some people say that “Work sets you free”, and that’s not entirely wrong – doing something meaningful gives you purpose and rewards. On the other hand, work, work, and work alone can be so dulling sometimes that you’ll feel like you want to jump out of your skin.

No job requires you to give your maximum 24/7, so you could definitely find yourself some time to slack off when the situation allows it. Don’t take this advice too literally, though – if you’re a police officer, you can only slack off when there’s no crime to be fought.

8.Shout when you are angry, cry when you are sad

Don’t keep the rage or the sadness inside of you – we’ve already mentioned that you might get ill if you don’t open up from time to time, but this advice is different. Sometimes, you just need to shout it out and cry when you really feel down.

9.Reach out to people if things seem desperate

The world never ended, and whatever problems you have, everything will be just fine. I know, you might think that nobody understands you, or that no one is there to listen, but just try reaching out to people. You’d be surprised.

The only problem occurs when you’re depending on a single person (usually a girlfriend/boyfriend, best friend), and their reactions aren’t always favorable. Speak to your parents, to your other friends, sisters, brothers, whoever. Don’t confine the circle of people who can help you.

 

15 Beautiful and Weird Photos Of DIY Fur Nails

15 Beautiful and Weird Photos Of DIY Fur Nails

1- The hottest trend on the runway right now? Fur nails! (Don’t worry, it’s not real fur!) Libertine models at Fashion Week this year had fur-tipped fingers. The look apparently took 200 hours to develop. Want to see more? Check these out!

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2- These furry green nails may look like something out of Sesame Street. But this monstrous style is all the rage!

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3- These nails look soft, fluffy, and almost angelic. Softer fur will create this effect.

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4- This shade of brown was one of the most popular on the runway. It’s a perfect way to copy the New York fashion look!

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5- Don’t want to do the whole nail? Cut out strips of shorter fur and make stripes! Choose nail polish in the same shade for a fun, subtle accent.

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6- Go crazy with every color of the rainbow if you can find fur like this!

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7- These two colors go really well together. They’re so cute — almost like another Sesame Street character!

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8- Fur may have been on every nail for the models, but you can tone it down by adding it to one nail as a simple accent.

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9- Wait… these are fur nails, right? When did carpet swatches come into this?

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10- Long nails never go out of style, but these look like they might snag on something. Be careful!

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11- One of the reasons to use faux fur is because it has a solid back to it. Sticking fur on by itself can get messy… like this.

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12- Do hair extensions count as fur? It’s hard to tell. These definitely look like they might get stuck in something, though.

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13- These are soft, fluffy, and cute — like a little squirrel or hamster! They’d look sweet with a fall outfit, wouldn’t they?

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14- There’s one big problem with fur nails — a bad nail day! How do you style fur nails when they get out of control like this?

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15-These beautiful nails look like something out of a fairy tale. They’re nicely groomed, too!

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We know this article is about “beautiful” nails, but it’s only fair to show what happens if you aren’t careful. This is most definitely not how to do fur nails.

Some people may think this new trend is weird or gross, but many see it as an opportunity. Doing your nails is a great way to express yourself in fun and interesting ways. Whether it’s polish, glitter, or fake fur, go out there and have fun!

Determine Your Eye Shape for Perfect Eye Makeup

Determine Your Eye Shape for Perfect Eye Makeup

When it comes to eye makeup, especially eyeshadow, the shape of the eyes is everything. The right eyeshadow can make eyes look big, brilliant and alluring, while the wrong eyeshadow can make them look dull, small and unwelcoming.

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But even before a woman considers eyeshadow, she needs to consider the shape of her eyes. Here’s how to tell the shape:

Hooded Eyes

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Theses eyes have lids that look heavy and partly closed.

Wide-Set Eyes

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If a woman isn’t sure whether or not her eyes are wide-set, she should measure one of her eyes. If the space between her eyes is larger than the width of the eye, her eyes are wide-set.

Close-Set Eyes

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Conversely, the difference between close-set eyes is lecithin the width of the person’s eye.

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Prominent Eyes

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These people have full eyes and eyelids that look like they extend out from the face.

Deep-Set Eyes

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These eyes are set deep into their sockets, which makes the brow bone seem prominent.

Almond Shaped Eyes

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This is self-explanatory, but if a person isn’t sure, they should look straight into a mirror. If part of their iris is covered by their eyelid, they have almond shaped eyes.

Downturned Eyes

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This means the outer corners of the eyes turn slightly downward. Though they can make a woman look a bit wistful, these types of eyes belonged to some of the most beautiful women in history, like Marilyn Monroe. The opposite, of course, are upturned eyes.

Monolid Eyes

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These eyes have eyelids that don’t have a crease.

How To Apply Eyeshadow
The purpose of eyeshadow is to shape the lid by reducing the look of what the wearer doesn’t want seen and to bring forward what she does want seen and to define and open up the eyes. Basically, applying eyeshadow is the same for all eyes with minor adjustments. There are three key ingredients:

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• The Highlight
Everything that is highlighted will become more prominent. A highlight with a matte finish makes the look more subtle than eyeshadow with a dramatic shimmer. The highlight is applied to the brow bone and the eyelid, but not all the way from the lash line to the brow, since this is unflattering. Add some to the inside corner of the lower lash line to make the eye look larger.

• The Midtone
The midtone is the most important shade. It’s deeper than the highlight but lighter that the contour shade and is important in defining the crease of the eye. Ideally, the midtone is closer to the wearer’s skin tone and has a matte finish. It is applied from the outside corner of the eyelid and moved along the crease of the eyelid all the way to the inside corner.

• The Contour
The contour shade is the deepest color and is used to reshape the eyelid and define the eye, sometimes dramatically. Because of this, there are more contour shades than highlight or midtone shades. To apply, brush across the top lash line from the outside corner toward the inside corner. Blend it in with the eyeliner with a brush. Then, bring the color up to the outer portion of the eyelid crease, and blend it inward to make a gradation of color. The outer corner of the eye should be the darkest and the color should lighten as it’s moved toward the center of the eyelid. To be really dramatic, apply several layers of color.

Tips for Different Eyes
Wide-set eyes should look like they’re a bit closer together than they are, so the inside hollows of the eye next to the bridge of the nose should be darkened.

Close-set eyes have the opposite problem, so the inside corners of the eyes need to be kept light, which will make the eyes seem farther apart. Darker shades should be concentrated on the outside corners.

Eyeshadow for deep-set eyes should bring the eyes forward while de-emphasizing the brow bone. It is best to avoid dark eyeshadows, which make the eyes seem even deeper than they are.

Downturned eyes need to be turned up just a little, and it’s easy to do. Don’t allow the colors of the eyeshadow to meet at the outer corner of the eye. It gives the eye a bit of a visual lift.

Learning how to bring out the best in the eyes is fun, and some people have turned it into a money-spinning art form. A woman should feel free to experiment until she’s found the colors and shades that are best for her.

Theblondeshell.com   Vogue.com.au

16 New Faces for the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2016

16 New Faces for the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2016

Sixteen new models have been chosen to walk for the 2016 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. The show will be held in Paris, France for the first time. Get to know the lovely diverse group before the show airs on December 5.

Herieth Paul

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Born in Tanzania, Herieth Paul has walked for Diane von Fürstenberg, Tom Ford, Armani, Calvin Klein, and Cavalli. She moved to Canada as a teenager and has appeared on the cover of Canadian Elle. Paul has also been in editorials for Vogue Italia, i-D, and Teen Vogue.

Alanna Arrington

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The 17-year-old has done shows in New York and Los Angeles. Arrington is from Iowa. In an interview with Fashionista, Arrington said: “I always have that fear that when I get out there I’ll panic, and then I swear you just have tunnel vision.”

Bella Hadid

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Hadid was ranked one of the Top 50 models this year by Models.com and GQ magazine. She is the younger sister of model Gigi Hadid. During this years London Fashion Walk, she opened for Versus Versace. For the Milan Fashion Week, she opened for Fendi, Max Mara, Moschino, and Bottega Veneta.

Brooke Perry

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Brooke Perry is from Montana. She has been modeling for five years now, working for O’Neill, GUESS, and Nordstrom. Her breakthrough was January 2016 when she appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated Swim issue.

Dilone

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The 21-year-old New Yorker has worked with Anna Sui and Donatella Versace. This year, she’s worked for Balmain, Fendi, Marc Jacobs, and Versace. Dioline is signed with DNA Models. In an interview with CR Fashion Rock, Dilone talked about the casting, saying she wasn’t told what it was for. She found out it was for Marc Jacobs, and she was booked for the campaign.

Georgia Fowler

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Georgia Fowler was born in New Zealand. In 2010, she was in the July issue of Vogue Girl Korea and Australia ‘Harper’s Bazaar’ June/July issue. She was credited for the August 2016 issue of Vogue Paris. Fowler has been going to castings for the past five years for the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.

Grace Elizabeth

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Elizabeth grew up in Florida. She’s walked for Oscar de la Renta and done photo shoots for Willy Vanderperre and Patrick Demarchelier. After opening at Miu Miu’s Fall 2016 show, she went on to open for the Tory Burch show.

Lameka Fox

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Fox grew up in Maryland, raising horses. After reading about a digital scouting campaign, Fox uploaded three photos of herself. This led to her signing with IMG and doing her first show a couple months later for the Marc Jacobs resort 2016 runway.

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Luma Grothe

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Luma Grothe is from Brazil. She grew up in London, where she learned English. She has walked for Vivienne Westwood and Burberry, and she’s done advertisements for L’Oreal.

Xiao Wen Ju

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Xiao Wen Ju appeared on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar China May 2010. She was the first Chinese model to be the face of Marc Jacobs. Ju has made the cover of Vogue China and Numero China twice.

Zuri Tibby

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Tibby is one of the newest models for Victoria’s Secret Pink line. She’s modeled for Teen Vogue and Rihanna’s Stance campaign.

Megan Williams

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Williams is the current face of Guess since 2013. She’s from England and was educated in Surrey. She was working at a McDonald’s the same year she was discovered.

Maggie Laine

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Laine was born and raised in Georgia. In an interview with Vogue, Laine said she was discovered over Facebook by photographer Sammie Saxon.

Lais Olivera

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This Brazilian model looks up to fellow Victoria’s Secret model Adriana Lima. Olivera was discovered when she was 13 years old.

Keke Lindgard

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Lingard was born in Hawaii. In 2010, Lingard was on the cover of 2010 French Elle and became the face of Gucci eyewear.

Jourdana Elizabeth

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Elizabeth is from Garland, Texas. The breakout Saint Laurent model is training hard at the gym for the Victoria’s Secret show.

These are the 16 new faces of Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. This year’s diverse lineup is very excited for the big night.

Harpersbazaar.com Vogue.com

The Best Hair Styling Tools To Splurge Or Save On

The Best Hair Styling Tools To Splurge Or Save On

Have you ever sat in front of your computer for two hours straight, trying to decide which hair straightener to buy or which curling wand will actually work? If so, you’ve definitely asked yourself, “is this worth spending my entire paycheck on? Should I just get the cheaper version?”… “Wait, is this going to ruin my hair?” The amount of information on this topic can be quite overwhelming. Luckily, we’ve saved you the time of all that research and came up with a list of the best hair styling tools worth splurging on as well as more affordable options if you’re looking to save a few bucks.

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First things first:

If you’re willing to spend a bit more on your hair styling tools, we suggest going with HSI Professional products. HSI has some of the best hot styling tools in the game whether you’re looking for sleek straight hair, bouncy curls, or looking to save time in the morning when you’re getting ready. Listed below are the benefits of each HSI product as well as a cheaper option if you decide you just can’t commit. Who wouldn’t want sleek, smooth hair or luxurious curls to show off to all their friends? We are here to help!

HSI has also teamed up with Society19 and if you use our discount code “SOCIETY19”, you will get 40% off of your flat iron purchase!

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HSI Dryonizer 5000 Ceramic Blow Dryer

Price: $229 and now its o SALE for $49.99

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This is HSI Professional’s top salon-style hair dryer. It boasts a powerful 2000 watts of power using ceramic technology which will dry your hair 40% faster than most average hair dryers.It comes with a nozzle for concentrated air flow.

It comes with a nozzle for concentrated air flow, two speeds and three heat settings, and an instant cool shot button to guarantee a sleek, shiny, salon-style look for any type of hair.

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Revlon Perfect Heat Hair Dryer: $21.99

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Conair Pro Styler: $17.59

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Flat Iron Splurge:

HSI Glider Ceramic Flat Iron

Price: $99 Price using SOCIETY19 discount code: $59.99

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  • 1″ ceramic plates that heat up in seconds.
  • HeatBalance® micro-sensors to regulate temperature and evenly distribute heat resulting in fewer passes through hair.
  • Adjustable temperature from 140-450°F to work with any hair type for sleek, smooth, frizz-free salon-style results.
  • It has curved edges that provide extra flexibility to curl or straighten.
    Before and After using HSI flat iron:

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Flat Iron Saves:

Remington Digital Anti Static Ceramic Hair Straightener: $19.96

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Revlon Perfect Heat Hair Straightener: $17.40

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HSI Glider Straightening Heated Brush

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  • The HSI heated ceramic brush is great for using with damaged hair while maintaining volume.HeatBalance® micro-sensors to regulate temperature and evenly distribute heat resulting in fewer passes through hair.
  • HeatBalance® micro-sensors to regulate temperature and evenly distribute heat resulting in fewer passes through hair.
  • Digital display temperature control between 350-450°F to work with every hair type and texture.
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HSI Professional Curling Wand Set-Groover Kit
Price: $149 on SALE for $69.99

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  • The best part about this kit is that is has four differently-sized interchangeable ionic ceramic tourmaline-coated barrels for a maximum range of styling options, definitely making it one of the best hair styling tools to splurge on.
  • 3/4″ barrel; 1″ barrel; 1.5″ barrel; tapered 3/4-1″ barrel.
  • Comes with a heat protective glove.
  • Heats up in seconds with a digital LCD display.
  • 15 heat temperature settings between 170-450°F to suit any hair type and texture.

Before and After using HSI curling wand kit:

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In addition to some of the best hair styling tools, HSI Professional also has a range of hair care products and accessories for healthy, luxurious looking and feeling hair. We have featured a few below!

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Do you have any other recommendations for the best hair styling tools to splurge or save on? Share in the comments below!

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The Best Lipsticks You Need This Holiday Season

The Best Lipsticks You Need This Holiday Season

Pucker up! Lips can make or a break an entire look and with the holiday season steadily approaching, it wouldn’t be fair for your lips if they weren’t dressed in the hottest holiday shades. From nudes to reds to even blues and from mattes to satin finishes, this list covers all the grounds for the best lipsticks you will need this holiday season!

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Pink And Nude Shades

With so many nude shades to choose from, how will you ever decide?! Darker nudes that lean more toward a pinkish color are definitely trending this winter season, mainly because anyone can pull them off. Whether you prefer a matte lip or a glossy shine, we’ve got you covered with the hottest color to pair with your holiday ensemble. These colors are great for your everyday look too, so feel free to buy more than one!

1) NYX Lip Lingerie In Embellishment

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2) MAC Matte Lipstick in Whirl

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3) MAC Lipstick in Velvet Teddy

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4) NYX Matte Lip Cream in London

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Red Shades

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Don’t be afraid to mix up your classic red shades and try something a little more fun this holiday season. A deep red is great for darker skin tones and a bright red will pop against fair skin! And hey, why not play with some orange..you might just end up loving it!

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5) NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick in Cherry Skies

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6) Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in American Doll

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7) E.L.F. Moisturizing Lipstick in Orange Dream

Purple Shades

Purple lips are totally trending this year. Anything out of the ordinary is definitely welcomed and purple lipstick is giving ordinary colors a run for their money. Try a purple shade for a night out with the ladies on the weekend. It will be sure to add some pizzazz to your outfit, and you might just have all eyes on you (or your lips!)

8) Milani Metallic Lip Cream in Raving Matte

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9) NYX Matte Lip Cream in Transylvania

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Brown Shades

I think it’s safe to say Kylie Jenner brought the brown lips back. While popular in the 90s, shades of brown seemed to disappear within the last decade, but now they’re back and better than ever! Try a matte brown lip and you probably won’t be disappointed. This dark color is perfect for the winter and anyone can pull it off!

10) Milani Matte Lip Cream in Covet

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Blue Shades

We all know Kat Von D Liquid Lipsticks give you some of the best matte pouts in the game. But if you tend to be a daredevil, give blue a try. Blue is definitely not the most popular color or the easiest to work with, but if you like it, who cares? Show off your unique side and don’t be afraid to stand out from the crowd with this killer shade.

11) Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Echo

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12) Lime Crime Peerless Lipstick Collection in Denim

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Do you have any lip colors in mind that could be some of the best lipsticks this holiday season? Feel free to share in the comments below!

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Eye Makeup Hacks You Need to Add to Your Daily Routine

Eye Makeup Hacks You Need to Add to Your Daily Routine

As all beauty mavens know, makeup isn’t just a habit – it’s an art. Eye makeup is especially so, as there are so many tools, colors, and tricks for creating awesome eye looks. Whether you do a basic dash out the door or a complex smokey eye as a matter of course, here are twelve eye makeup hacks you should add to your daily routine.

Use a Spoon for Lower-Lash Mascara

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Applying mascara to lower lashes is a tricky endeavor at best. To avoid getting mascara all over your lower eyelid, place a disposable spoon just below your lower eyelashes before you apply your mascara.

Hide Those Dark Circles the Right Way

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To hide dark circles effectively, use a lighter shade of concealer in your crease, and a slightly darker shade to the circles or bags.

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View Your Makeup Under Different Lighting

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Anytime you do your makeup, make sure you view it under not only your regular makeup light, but under natural light – if possible – and other ambient and direct lightings such as in your kitchen, living room, or car.

Enlarge Your Eyes With Mascara

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Want to make your eyes look bigger? With your mascara wand, sweep mascara horizontally onto your lashes towards your nose before straightening them out. It’ll thicken your lashes and make your eyes appear larger.

Don’t Throw Away “Empty” Plastic Tubes

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Chances are if you use any sort of makeup that comes in a plastic tube, there’s more left even when you think it’s empty. Cut it open and store what’s left in small jars or pots.

Get More Out of Your Mineral Makeup Tub

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If your favorite mineral eyeshadow comes in a tub and seems to be running out, try the plastic cover off the tub and rub the cake mineral makeup off the underside and back into the pot. This will give you a bit more time to run out and get more before you’re out completely!

Try White Eyeliner

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White eyeliner brightens the eyes and can help make eye color pop. Try lining with it before you do your eye makeup, or cover your whole lid with it to really get some color zing.

Get Perfect Wings With a Spoon

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Another spoon trick: get the perfect angle on your winged eyeliner. Slant the spoon over your eye and use the edge to shape your wing, then again for the bottom side. Fill in, and bam – perfect winged eyeliner.

Two-Shade Smokey Eye

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Some smokey eye looks call for several shades, but if you’re in a hurry, you can do a smokey eye on the run. Choose your base eyelid color and choose a neutral shade for smoking. Do your eyelid with the base color, wing out if desired, and then do your crease with a gray, black, or brown shade. Finish with your favorite eyeliner and sail out the door.

Volumize Lashes

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If you want thicker lashes but don’t want to spend a ton of money on a special formula, just dust translucent powder onto your lashes between coats. You’ll be va-va-voom in no time.

Know Your Eye Shape

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Whether your eyes are wide-set or deep-set, average or round, adapting your eye makeup to suit your eye shape will result in a much more flattering look. Here’s a chart to show you how best to apply different colors to your particular eye shape.

Adapt Your Brows To Your Face Shape

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The way you shape your brows is just as important as how you apply your eye makeup in accordance with your eye shape. Check out this handy chart for the best brow shape for your face type.

If you’re an eye makeup enthusiast, you’ll find these eye makeup hacks to be indispensable tools to add to your daily regimen. Play and experiment with them and incorporate them into your makeup artistry – and reach new heights of eye-popping fabulosity.

Diply.com   Lifehack.org

Ralph Lauren: Life Story of Legendary Fashion Billionaire

Ralph Lauren: Life Story of Legendary Fashion Billionaire

Ralph Lauren is one of the most legendary names in fashion. Even people who are not into fashion know the name. Those who have never heard the legend of this fashion icon are missing out. His tale is an extraordinary one. Keep reading to learn all about the life of one of the most famous fashion designers in history.

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One of the Richest People on the Planet Comes from Humble Roots

Lauren is the 83rd richest person on the planet with a net worth of more than $6 billion. He was born in New York City October 14, 1939. Ralph Lifshitz, which was the name on Lauren’s birth certificate, was the third of four children born to Jewish immigrants who fled Belarus to escape the wrath of Hitler.

Lauren was into fashion from an early age. When he was a teenager, he dressed in the most fashionable attire he could find. He took his inspiration from screen icons of the day like Cary Grant and Fred Astaire. When Lauren was 16 years old, he and his brother Jerry changed their last name to Lauren after enduring lots of teasing about their name at school.

Early Adulthood

When he graduated from high school, Lauren studied business for two years at Baruch College in Manhattan. He dropped out after two years to enlist in the US Army, where he spent another two years before making the move to the fashion industry.

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His fashion career started when Lauren was hired by Brooks Brothers as a sales assistant. He stayed there briefly before he moved on to sell ties for Beau Brummell. In 1967, while still working for Beau Brummell, Lauren began at the age of 26 to design his own neckties. At the time, the skinny tie was all the rage, but Lauren sold wider, European-style ties with the now famous “Polo” name. The ties sold well, and a fashion empire was launched.

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The Signature Item

It was 1972 when Lauren released his first line of Polo shirts. They came in 24 colors and had the now-iconic polo player label over the left breast. The polo shirt originally was worn by polo players in Argentina as a way to battle the heat during matches. It was in 1933 that French tennis star and designer René Lacoste began selling his famous polo shirts with the crocodile label, and they were being sold in the US by the 1950s. Lauren took the polo shirt and made it the Polo shirt, wrapping his version so tightly up with the public’s perception that it became the name-brand.

Hollywood Ties

The entire male cast of “The Great Gatsby” wore Polo clothes from Lauren’s line of 20s-inspired clothing. Lauren designed the pink suit that Robert Redford wore in his portrayal of Gatsby. Lauren also designed the clothing worn by Diane Keaton and Woody Allen in “Annie Hall.”

Flagship Store

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The first Ralph Lauren flagship store was launched in 1986. It was placed in the Rhinelander Mansion on Madison Avenue to represent the label’s opulence. Just over a decade later, Ralph Lauren Corporation became a publicly-traded company listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Lauren ran the company up to a multi-billion-dollar enterprise before stepping down as CEO in 2015.

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Lauren’s story is truly remarkable. From the son of immigrants to the most famous man in fashion, Lauren’s journey to the top is one of the great American success stories. Although he is now no longer running the company, it will likely continue to thrive long after his death. Ralph Lauren is one of the most recognizable names in the world.

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