Sometimes, our tubes of lipstick betray us. How? Because they dry out and and occasionally they crack on us. Usually in that situation we just toss our beloved tube in the trash. But there's a solution my friends!
To save that darling tube of tint you haven't been able to find anywhere in years, just break out your blowdryer. Heat the cracked and fallen pieces of lipstick and use your fingers to form one solid stick. Pop it in the fridge (without the cap on) for a night and pesto! Your lipstick is renewed. (Huffington Post)
Want to get a jump start on all the trends for Spring 2014? Here's a recap of all the hottest trends from Paris Fashion Week. Some key points-royal shades of blue are in. Opposite to that are neutrals from head to toe. Click through this slideshow from Fashionista and see which trends you dig enough to rock yourself.
Winter is a beautiful time of year. In some places there's snow and it's holiday time, so what better a way to capture the essence of family than getting married during these months? But as a guest, you still want to look your best. Dressing for a wedding during this cold time could be difficult, but Refinery29 offered these five options as inspiration for your attendance. It seems the key here in having a comfortable yet classy outfit is separates! Mixing a nice sweater with a flowing maxi skirt or pairing a structured dress with a fitted blazer are both affordable and practical options. Invest in pieces you could easily wear again and keep your winter wedding style on point!
Happy Thanksgiving!!! Try not to let the impending food coma keep you from planning your big day of shopping tomorrow. Black Friday is the most hectic day of the year, so any tidbits to help make it through the aisles of frenetic shoppers would be most useful. A list of store hours, tips, deals and almost all the information you'll need for tomorrow can be found here, via PopSugar. Good luck and happy turkey day!
None of us are strangers to the decadence of the holidays. It's our time to deviate from our diets and enjoy delicious treats without abandon. But using the "it's the holidays and I'll eat whatever I want" excuse shouldn't be so easily accepted. There is much to relish in when it comes to festive meals, but keeping an eye on your intake is just a good decision and especially when it comes to dessert. The saving graces over at Refinery29 posted these tips on what sweet treats to nab at those numerous festive celebrations you'll be attending that won't make you feel totally sluggish or like you've gone off the deep end. Savor the season guilt free!
Society's definition of beauty has fluctuated throughout the years, but one constant down point in the perception of beauty has been maintained since the release of the first Barbie doll. Barbie's unrealistic measurements have skewed how many young girls and even grown women view their bodies, leading to extreme diets and drastic plastic surgeries. For women of color, Barbie's "idealistic" allure has an even more adverse reception.
Photographer Sheila Pree Bright tackled this issue with a photo series back in 2003 that is now touring as a part of the art show "Posing Beauty in African American Culture." Her photographs address the complicated contingency of beauty standards with white women and women of color. Pree Bright shows the comparison of reality versus delusion by blending photos of real ladies together with Barbie Dolls. In regards to women's reaction to the impractical beauty standard society has, she stated to the Huffington Post "...the female body becomes a replica of a doll, and the essence of natural beauty in popular American culture is replaced by fantasy."
To see a few of Pree Bright's photos on this important issue and read a little bit more about the series, click here, via Huffington Post.
It makes total sense that you'd want to fit into your wedding dress and look the best you can as you're walking down the aisle. All the attention is centered on you, and if the confidence is lacking, the day won't be as special a memory as you'd hoped. But dieting the days (or even months) until your wedding has more of a toll on your mental state than your physical one. As Kjerstin Gruys expresses in the Washington Post, pre-nuptial diets affect your ability to make decisions and multitask, which are two crucial abilities needed when planning a wedding. Read the article here for more information on why a pre-wedding diet can greatly affect your entire wedding itself.
With Thanksgiving just a week away, it's now time to make plans of who is (or isn't) coming to dinner and how you're going to decorate your space. Let's not forget how you choose to decorate yourself. Rich earthy hues of brown and copper, greens and oranges match greatly with the Fall weather outside and the holiday spread soon to be on your dining room table. For eyes, try the Naked Palette from Urban Decay. It offers a few different shades of brown and also provides two different blues for a blended Fall-night smokey eye. On your cheeks, try the Tarte Matte Mineral Powder bronzer. It's rich in copper it's tone, environmentally friendly and won't do a number on your skin. A nice cream color cable knit and riding boots would complete the Autumnal look.
Any wanderluster with a knack for shopping may plan their trips around where they can score the sweetest deals. Of course when it comes to glamorous strips of boutiques and shops, Paris and New York are the first on the mind. There are unexpected gems elsewhere in the world where the best scenery becomes the backdrop to your endless card swiping. A study by CNN ranked the world's top 12 best cities for shopping. The cities are ranked one-to-10 based on 4 qualities-how easy it is to get around, the value of goods (bargains, sales and average prices), the variety of shops to go to, and the overall experience of the city (other attractions, niceness of the residents and staff and accommodation). Among those on the list, Dubai scored a 24 while Hong Kong scored a 28. The list even provides good stores to go to in each city. Check out the other ranked cities here and start planning your trips accordingly!