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Making Time for Style in Your Daily Routine

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Scrolling through endless images of perfectly matched outfits on the Internet is all very well, but how do you inject a little pep into your step on those dreary weekdays? You can start with these practical tips on making everyday style easier to achieve, answering questions like how often should you wash a bra and how to style those high-fashion buys you never wear beyond the changing rooms.

1. Plan Ahead

Instead of binge-watching Netflix, it can save tonnes of time and early-morning stress to plan your outfits for the week ahead on Sunday evening. Take a quick look at the weather forecast and use the time to be adventurous: try on combinations you’d never usually pair. You might just surprise yourself with your new-found stylishness!

Packing your bag the night before will also hugely decrease stress in the mornings: remember those seasonal essentials like killer sunnies and sun cream to avoid sunburn – it rarely helps your style credentials!

2. Coordinate

An effortless way to achieve a chic, put-together style without a lot of thought is to coordinate your accessories. Whether it’s a gold hair clasp matched with a statement gold cuff, or a nude bag and pumps, matching accessories can make an outfit look satisfyingly complete.

It’s as important to consider underwear choices as outerwear. Waking up on Monday morning with no clean white bras to wear could scupper your plans for a perfectly coordinated outfit. But how often should you wash a bra? Although it depends on the time of year and individual preferences, generally aim to wash your bra after every three to four wears. Of course this changes if it’s a sports bra, as you’ll generally want to wash these after a session of intense exercise.

3. Get Organised

Rather than haphazardly throwing your accessories in a box, try hanging earrings, necklaces and bracelets on jewellery trees. Another cute idea is a repurposed cork board. Revamp an old board with stencils or a newly painted frame, hang all your favourite pieces from pins. For rings or studs, just use a couple of pretty dishes or invest in a special ring tree.

Organising your wardrobe can also really help streamline your daily routine. Switch things up and make space for new and interesting pairings by hanging clothes by colour, type, material, or even the decade its design is inspired by. Keep out-of-season clothing elsewhere so you can see your everyday options better.

4. Find inspiration

We all have some pieces seemed like a spectacular idea in the changing room, but somehow never quite make it out of your wardrobe. Finding a way to style the item that fits your personality by walking around for five minutes at lunch to spot some killer street style, or use your commute to flick through fashion icons with a similar body type. You could even post your own question online.

You might be surprised by the ideas you come across, from wearing things backwards to using tops-as-bottoms. But that’s the great thing about fashion: as long as you feel confident in your style choices, anything goes!

Lady Rebecca

Lady Rebecca is a lover of fashion and beauty. She doesn't claim to be the most fashionable girl in the world and sometimes wears odd looking clothes. I wear my sunglasses at the slightest hint of sun and enjoy cocktails with friends!

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How to Be Practical and Stylish When Traveling by Plane

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There’s always excitement tied to travel. No matter how many times you’ve boarded a plane, there’s another destination waiting for you, perhaps someone you haven’t seen in a long time, your home, or even something more mundane as a business meeting. Many would love to have traveling as a major part of their daily lives. It can do wonders, as it opens your eyes to new things, new places, and new possibilities.

However, most of us detest the step right before we get there: the stressful preflight routine. From making sure the plane tickets are booked, getting there on time, finding the right terminal, and then the actual monotone airplane trip, few pay attention to what they should wear. Even the frequent travel can make mistakes and not know about a few basic rules. Here are a couple of tips to make sure that you will go through all the hassle being comfortable and looking stylish at the same time.

The Right Shoes

Needless to say, you will be doing a lot of walking, and it can wear out your feet. You need to find the perfect shoes that are a wonderful blend of comfort and style. Instead of opting for a pair of high heels that solely make your legs look spectacular, go for strappy sandals, comfy flats, or even fashionable sneakers to make the preflight routine easier. The pain in your feet will not help at all with the usual hassle, and it can become a nightmare.

The Right Bag

Whether you are traveling on your own, with a friend, your partner, or even your family, you will need a reliable carry-on. Simple essentials, such as your phone, passport, and wallet, have to be with you at all times. That doesn’t mean you can’t do it in style. There are some feminine leather & canvas bags that will both look good and be more than enough to remain practical. Especially if you’re traveling with your child, you won’t feel bad if their sippy cup spills or it gets damaged.

The Right Sunglasses

Unless you’re going somewhere famously known for its lack of sunny days, you need to take a pair of sunglasses. In fact, just make sure you have one at hand even if you’re heading for destinations with cloudy weather. They’re a staple for every traveler, and you can always put them in your bag or let them dangling on top of your head should you not need them. Make sure to find the right type of sunglasses that match your face shape and there’s nothing stopping you from looking stylish and cool.

The Right Accessories

Never underestimate the incredible touches that accessories can add to your outfit. Something as simple as a watch can change the outlook of your attire. However, when traveling, you need to keep a few tips in mind. While you can easily go for a stylish watch with plenty of embellishments, do not stack your arms with bracelets, and you may as well forget about earrings. They will be detrimental to your comfort. Opt for subtle touches, such as a thin necklace to enhance your neckline and a beautiful watch to subtly complement your outfit.

These are just a few tips to keep in mind when you travel by airplane, but we are sure firsthand experiences will teach you even more. Don’t be afraid to share them with us, and let us know what other tricks you’ve found useful to make the preflight routine more comfortable!

Lady Rebecca

Lady Rebecca is a lover of fashion and beauty. She doesn't claim to be the most fashionable girl in the world and sometimes wears odd looking clothes. I wear my sunglasses at the slightest hint of sun and enjoy cocktails with friends!

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The Nude Shoes Extravaganza: Why and How to Wear Them for Fabulous Effects?

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You don’t have to be Carrie Bradshaw to understand the importance of shoes in a woman’s life. We all know we never have enough of them, and we all know some can be worn daily, while others are meant to wait patiently in the dressing for THAT special occasion. But one particular pair of shoes rises among all the others: the nude shoes. Along with the classic high heeled black stilettos, the nude shoes are mandatory for any woman who wants to achieve perfection.

As versatile and timeless as the black heels or the little black dress, the nude shoes are a staple, a statement and a go-to piece of footwear which can be worn in any environment and with any outfit. Today we will talk about nude shoes and see why you should own at least a pair and how you should wear them for a fabulous effect. Look no further, as we have plenty of tips, tricks and styling recommendations for you to rock those nudes and turn into a red carpet diva!

1. Why Wear Nude Shoes?

Let’s take a pair of high heeled peep toe platform nude shoes as an example, as it is summer and you need comfy, stylish heels to rock your outfits. Nude shoes come with immense benefits for all women:

  • Because of their creamy beige skin tone color, they will make you look taller – if you are a petite woman you will need these to look naturally taller, as the shoes come as an extension of your feet.
  • Also because of their color (or lack thereof), they make your feet look slimmer – while you appear like walking on thin air, a well-chosen pair of nude shoes will create the illusion that your legs are leaner, longer and slimmer as they elongate your pins.
  • They are the most versatile shoes in existence: you can pick high-heeled ones, flat, oxfords or strappy roman sandals – since they sport only your natural skin tone they work with any chromatic combinations you desire to wear and blend in all possible environments, from strict corporate and business ones to laidback casual ones.

2. How to Pick the Perfect Nude Shoes?

Nude shoes do come in various shades of nude, so you should be careful when picking the best ones for you.

  • Test a few pairs until you get ones that are close to identical or similar to your natural skin tone. The closest the two shades are, the longer and thinner your legs will look. Moreover, making the best match between your skin tone and the shoes’ shade allows you to wear the shoes with any outfit or accessories without the shoes looking different or out of place in the overall attire.
  • If you love a nice tan in the summer keep this detail in mind when shopping for nudes – they should match your tanned skin tone, not your natural skin tone in this particular case. Since it is less likely to wear sandals in winter, pick the nude shade that completes and compliments the best your tanned feet.
  • Pick a platform heel type of shoes, as they will give you extra height and will work great with both skinny jeans and office power suits.

3. How to Wear Nude Shoes?

Specialists recommend that you get a platform heel with closed toe – they are the epitome of versatility and can be worn in cooler and warmer months, making all your fashion choices easier. If you, however, want more than a pair, you should also consider peep toe shoes or strappy high-heeled sandals for the scorching summer months.

When you mix and match your nudes, everything is allowed. As we said, they work great with all outfits, but here are some more styling tricks.

  • They can be worn with cropped pants at the office, adding a dash of sophistication to a rather casual look.
  • For a harmonious effect, pair the nude pumps with a metal belt (in a creamy golden hue) over a dress or a camel/creamy slim fit jacket over a tank top for office or casual events.
  • If you prefer busy outfits with plenty of patterns, color, textures and fabrics, use the nude shoes to tone down the attire.
  • Use the nudes to style up a monochromatic white/ivory/pearly outfit to look lean, slick, tidy and cute in both professional and informal contexts.

Your nude shoes are your best friends when it comes to fashion versatility, flexibility, and sophistication. Nudes are for every woman, no matter her age, personal style, job or social status. Do you own a pair already or are you about to get ones to rock this summer?

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The Secret Behind the Worn Ring

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These round objects have been a cause for excitement and jubilation at many events in churches all around the world. A ring says more than one can hear. Rings in general, declare the fashion statement of the wearer and why they always choose to have that ring on that particular finger at all times. Rings have been carried across generations for several centuries as they are passed as heirlooms down the family tree. There are different rings which are used for various occasions such as engagements and weddings. Rings can also be worn in remembrance of someone you held dear to your heart.

Every ring tells a different story aloud depending on who the wearer is and how they feel when they are wearing it. A big ring for instance,needs to be bright and colourful with tones of slightly darker colour such that they can be noticed without too much strain and also appear warm and attractive to others. Small rings usually signify a recent wedding or an engagement. People who wear huge rings tend to attract a lot of attention so they must definitely be proud about the statements that they are making. Shortly, big and small rings are all important as they tell a very interesting story about the wearer and the adventure that led them to meet the person they wear that ring for.

Do you wish to jump onto the rings bandwagon and cut yourself a stone from the much acclaimed bushel of gold? Well, there are several online jewellery stores which can act as your research ground before you pounce upon the ring that rings with your tastes or preferences. These stores all have websites with images and detailed descriptions of the rings and what occasions they can be used for. A dusty looking ring might not be as dusty or worn-out as you though.You may even be surprised at the huge selection of rings that are available with online jewellery shopping. Going online and checking out the catalogs can act as a fun pass time activity as you look at the wide range of rings that are there and the prices they go for.

Rings, especially when worn outdoors, add much to your persona as they work as enhancements which accessorize and complement the rest of your attire. These rings should be maintained with care by doing things such as changing the tire when the ring is removed to prevent it from getting damaged by scratches. The find is always hard but rewarding. The rings available might have features that you may not like so much so it is always advisable that you take a good look at all the options availed.

Rings ring out loud statements of the wearer and what they love most about their stones. Rings that are of a high quality will definitely catch more attention but the sublime ring will draw discreet glances from the noticing eye. These rings come in all shapes and sizes and no two people would go for the same thing. As a result, choosing a ring should involve deep, clear thought into your preferences so that finally, the ring you choose is the one that will be loved and remembered for ages and generations to come.

In conclusion, rings say a lot of things about the wearer and their habits. A neat ring will obviously indicate an immaculate wearer while a worn out ring might reveal amazing stories you would never know. A grandchild who has received the ring from their parents will only have the ring but the story will be in many parts scattered through the generation. A bachelor looking to propose to his girlfriend will only have a brief statement to start with, but the story keeps on growing as they get into a relationship.

How To Always Look Stunning For A Fancy Night At A Restaurant

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You’ve managed to land a reservation at that luxurious restaurant with incredibly tasty food, which is prepared by some of the finest chefs in your local area (or even in the country, depending on how high on the prestige scale it is). That’s fantastic, but you obviously won’t be able to strut in clothed in a painfully casual attire. Venues of this kind require a certain etiquette, not only as far as behavior is concerned, but as far as clothing goes.

Whether you’re joined by friends or your partner for a solo or double date, you are bound to leave an impression. There is no better environment than expensive chandeliers, silk tablecloths, and velvet curtains to whip out your fanciest clothes. Here are some simple tips and tricks to look golden without having to spend copious amounts of money on expensive brands.

Vivid Colors

A restaurant night out in the company of your betrothed is a different experience than the scenario in which you decide to hang out with friends. Candle lights, smooth jazz or piano music, and delicious gourmet meals are a guarantee for a romantic setting that will put you both in a flirty mood, and your allure can be highly boosted by your outfit choice.

Clothe yourself in bold colors. Red is a sure choice to leave a striking impression on all the other people around you. Likewise, you can opt for a color palette that matches the luxurious glow of chandeliers and take out of the wardrobe that sexy glittery silver or gold sweetheart neckline dress.

As for accessories, champagne-toned or eye-catchy gold handbags go extremely well with the thematic, and there is no better time to pull of eye-catching chandelier earrings, possibly even coated in gold or embellished with ruby gems.

Elegant Jewelry

Hanging out at a fancy restaurant a great opportunity for glamor and extravagance, which is why many people opt to attend elegant parties hosted there. It’s a fantastic opportunity to rock long dresses that are assorted with the color palette associated with classic elegance. A champagne diva mermaid dresses, an A-line princess black gown, or a Marilyn Monroe-ish empire waist white dress, they are all guaranteed to leave an impression through class and refinery.

Complete the picture with a heart charms riddled freshwater pearls bracelet that will let everyone know of your subtlety in expression and the fine taste in accessories. Pearls are the classic staple of elegance, and you will never fail to engulf yourself in an air of refinery when rocking a bead of pearls or subtle pearl earrings. They go especially well with the little black dress, mostly because of the striking contrast created between the two non-colors. There’s nothing quite as elegant as the timeless black-and-white theme.

Flowing Dresses

Perhaps this night out at a fancy restaurant isn’t a romantic date or a really pompous party, and it’s a mutual choice within your group of friends to all head out for a spontaneous dinner through which you can experience the finer side of life. Given the company, this is likely going to be filled with fun, giggles, and a certain level of freedom that can be easily reflected through your attire.

Go out and have fun in a black asymmetrical veil-collar dress or a feminine peach colored blouson, both of them best matched with a pair of black pumps or beige ballerinas (depending on whether there is also a live band that you can sway to). If you’ll be sitting up, this is also a great opportunity to flaunt another trademark of elegance – lace. Blend it into a pair of toe peep heels, which will balance out the simplicity of the dress with a dash of chic boldness.

Sparkly Stones

The smaller the handbag, the better. While it’s indicated to avoid any glamorous, crystal-embellished dresses, you can wholly make up for it through accessories. Flaunt your cream handbag with shiny crystals scattered over it, clip in some bold chandeliers with obsidian gems that ooze an air of mystery and retained elegance, and go full gold with pendant necklaces that are a mix of luxurious metals and luscious diamond-like stones.

No matter what the scenario is, always remember that it’s a night at a likely expensive restaurant that you’re dressing for. There is no room for kitsch choices and unnecessary risks. Classic and simplicity are as safe as they are effective.

How to Crop Fashion Photos Easily

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When fashion photos are snapped in a studio setting you will have all the time in the world to position and frame your shot perfectly. However when you’re taking them outside of a studio or in the spur of the moment then it is dubious that you’ll have that luxury – which is why you may find that the subject of your photos isn’t as centered in the frame as you’d like it to be.

While it may not be the end of the world if that were to happen, how your photo is framed is certainly important. Having the fashion item that you’re photographing framed properly is going to influence how prominent it looks in relation to the other elements in the frame.

One way to improve the framing of your fashion photos is by cropping them. When you crop pictures, you will directly alter the frame itself and so the position of the subject relative to that frame will also be altered. For example, if the subject to the right of the photo then cropping the left will help center it.

Even if you have never cropped a photo in the past, using Movavi Photo Editor will make it easy. All you need to do is:

  1. Click ‘Browse for Images’ and select the fashion photo you want to crop.
  2. Click the ‘Crop’ button and observe the dotted frame that appears.
  3. Adjust the frame by resizing and repositioning it (just like a normal window).
  4. When you’re satisfied, click ‘Apply’ to finalize the crop.
  5. Click ‘Export’ to save the photo.

By cropping your fashion photos with Movavi Photo Editor in this way, you’ll have full control over the frame itself and it will let you visually see how the subject will appear in relation to the frame. Before you save your photo however, give the other features a try to enhance its quality, apply stylish filters, remove unwanted elements, replace the background, add customizable text, or transform the orientation and scale of the photo.

All the features of Movavi Photo Editor are designed to be easy to use and intuitive, so it won’t take you long to become familiar enough that you’re confident in how to use them. With a bit of creativity, you’ll soon see that these features allow you to really improve your fashion photos so that they show off the subject beautifully.

Looking Classy For Your Prom

Looking Classy For Your Prom

When you are planning your outfit for your prom night, it is important to make sure that you choose a style and look that is classy. A classy look does not mean an expensive dress, and there are a lot of things you can do to achieve a bold and defined look while still looking elegant. With a bit of preparation and planning, you can make sure that you are the Belle of the Ball when you attend your senior prom.

Hair & Makeup

When you are shopping for elegant prom dresses for every occasion, you should have an idea of what you want to do with your hair, as well as your make-up. Although you plan to look stylish for your big night, you will want to wear your hair in a way that is not only dazzling but is easy to fix and comfortable to wear.

The best way to achieve that look is to visit a salon where they can fix your hair professionally. Many salons also offer make-up, so you can kill two birds with one stone. You may even want to take some friends along with you and get pedicures and manicures. Having a skilled makeup artist apply your makeup will leave you with a professional looking finish. She will make sure that you do not go overboard and use too much.

Choosing an Elegant Dress

When it comes to choosing a stylish dress to wear, there are plenty of excellent bargains on offer, if you know where to look. Ideally, you will want to get your dress well ahead of time, as you may be able to pick up a select little number in the sales, and save yourself some money in the process.

View their collection at peachesboutique.com and see the vast range that they have to offer, with plenty of beautiful prom dresses that look stylish and classy, as well as a bit sassy! Make sure that you do not choose an over-elaborated dress, or one that is too revealing. Take note of your school’s dress code as you don’t want to be rejected from joining the prom just because of the dress you are wearing. Above all, make sure that you choose a dress that you are happy with, and that is also going to be comfortable for you to wear. Remember, you want to be able to dance and have fun at your prom, as well as look fantastic.

Arrive in Style

What better way to turn up at your prom by wearing a fantastic dress with stunning hair and makeup and stepping out of a luxurious chauffeured car. It is also an excellent way to share the occasion with your friends, as there is usually enough space for ten people in most standard limousines. Start the party off in the backseats of the limousine, and when you are ready, you can turn up for your senior prom in style. With so many classy people coming out of a luxury car, you best be careful and watch out for the Paparazzi.

15 Things You Need To Know About Cosmetic Surgery

Most people have considered the idea of having cosmetic surgery. After all, we’re perfectionists. It doesn’t matter how beautiful we are, we still want to refine our look and be even better. Cosmetic surgery allows us to completely transform our appearance. We can become what we want to be.

There are many reasons for considering plastic surgery. You may have suffered an injury. Or maybe your appearance is affecting your confidence and mental health. Some people try very hard to lose weight through diet and exercise with little success. Surgery could be the answer they’re looking for.

If you’re considering cosmetic surgery in the future, then make sure you know all there is to know about the procedure first. Here are fifteen things you need to know about cosmetic surgery:

Cost

It’s not cheap. After all, you’re paying for a medical professional to provide you with a surgical procedure that will leave no marks or evidence of the work done. That takes skill and experience. A single procedure could cost thousands of dollars. If you’re having more work done, you could find that you are spending far more than you thought. Many surgeons offer payment plans to allow you to finance your procedure. This can help make the surgery more affordable for you.

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Recovery Time

When you book in to have a cosmetic procedure, be sure to ask what the down time is. All surgery requires a period of time for recovery. It may be just a couple of hours for an anaesthetic to wear off. Or you may be in for weeks of healing. Bruising, bleeding, and swelling can all appear quite unsightly. If you’re keeping your procedure a secret, you need to make sure you have booked enough time off work for everything to heal.

Consultation

Don’t be afraid to have a couple of consultations before you commit to your surgery. It’s common to forget things you were told or to come up with questions after you’ve left the doctor’s office. A good consultation will clearly detail the procedure and the recovery time needed. The payment plan will be described to you and agreed. Most importantly, you’ll get to meet the person who will be performing the surgery.

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How Many People Have Cosmetic Surgery?

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons say 15.6 million cosmetic procedures were undertaken in 2014. This figure continues to rise as more procedures are developed. New technologies allow for simpler and more effective surgeries. It also means the cost of treatments is falling, making it more affordable for everyone.

Boob Job

Breast enhancement remains to be one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries available. Breasts are never naturally even. Pregnancy and nursing can cause this lack of evenness to be even more pronounced. Sagging can occur after pregnancy and as women age. You can find out more about breast augmentation at ROXY Plastic Surgery. This is when the chest is enhanced with implants to create a larger cup size. It can also help even out the breasts to make the chest appear more attractive. If you feel your chest size is not big enough, this could be the best procedure for you.

Face Lift

Aging can be cruel. It leaves the face saggy and the eyes puffy. Fine lines and deep wrinkles eventually become quite prominent, giving away our age. A face lift can be performed in a number of different ways. The most common way to lift the face is to pull the skin back at the hairline. This physically lifts the skin. It’s virtually impossible to tell you’ve had a lift once the incisions have healed. The effects can be quite striking, but the procedure sometimes needs to be repeated after a few years.

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Botox

Botox has had a lot of bad press. Things can go wrong when the procedure of injecting Botox is handled by someone with limited qualifications. It can be a great way to remove the fine lines and deeper wrinkles in areas like between the eyebrows or across the lips. However, as with all other surgical procedures and cosmetic treatments, it’s best left to the professionals to do. Botox, like fillers, is merely an injection rather than a full surgical procedure. This makes it a popular treatment to have done in your lunch break!

Weight Loss

Some cosmetic procedures can offer weight loss. Gastric bands have become more popular. However, this is still considered a medical procedure for those whose lives are in danger from overeating. Fat removal is still performed by plastic surgeons. There are numerous new technologies for this now. Fat freezing has had positive reviews, particularly for stubborn thigh fat.

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Nose Job

Rhinoplasty is a very popular procedure. After all, many of us are not keen on the shape or size of our noses. It is also considered a medical procedure for those who suffer from a deviated septum. Changing the shape of your nose can drastically alter your appearance. If you want to change your nose, consult with a rhinoplasty surgeon to see if this kind of surgery is right for you.

Teeth

Many people wish they could have straighter or whiter teeth. Some medical conditions cause the teeth to become easily damaged or prone to decay. There are many different forms of dental treatments that can restore and improve your smile. One of the most popular ways to achieve a perfect smile is to use dental implants. Artificial teeth are implanted into the jawbone to replace natural teeth that are weak and unsightly. The implants offer a good looking smile as well as health benefits.

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How Young Is Too Young?

Many people use cosmetic surgery to fight the signs of aging. But there is no upper or lower age limit really. All qualified and registered surgeons will base their decision to operate on your health. This means that a young woman could take advantage of procedures to augment her breasts. And an older woman could still be eligible for weight loss surgery. Each case is unique and every patient will require a different treatment plan. Use your consultation to confirm that surgery is right for you.

How Much Is Too Much?

The cases of Joan Rivers and Michael Jackson may have highlighted some issues about excessive cosmetic surgeries. There is a possibility that too much surgery can be detrimental to your health and appearance. However, their cases are unique and nobody really knows the full details of what went on there. The decision to undergo surgery should not be taken lightly. But if the procedure enhances your appearance and improves your confidence, it may be worth the risk. Always speak to your surgeon about the risks that may be involved in your procedure. If you think you might want other treatments in the future, be sure to discuss that too.

Mommy Treatment

It’s not just aging that can change our appearance. Having children drastically alters our bodies. This can be really hard to deal with when you’re still young and vibrant. Repairing the damage to our appearance after pregnancy may require several surgical procedures. You may want your tummy tightened and your breasts restored. There may be one or two other things that you are not happy about as well. Most cosmetic surgeons offer some sort of Mommy package that can offer you a discount on multiple procedures. Speak to your surgeon today.

Tell The Truth

Not everyone admits they have had cosmetic surgery. There is still a stigma about it. Perhaps some people are embarrassed to admit they needed the treatment in the first place. It’s up to you if you admit that you’ve had surgery. It can be tricky to get time off work. Some bosses won’t offer you paid leave for a cosmetic procedure anyway. However, if you are likely to have mobility problems following your surgery, you will have to tell someone so you can get the help you need.

Gifts

More and more people are considering cosmetic treatments to be a great gift for a loved one. There are times when this may be a less than welcome idea. But as such procedures are becoming more popular and more effective, giving a treatment as a gift could be a good idea. Teeth whitening and Botox are quite quick and easy as procedures. This could make them the ideal gift for a loved one. Breast enhancements have also been given as gifts by husbands for their wives. It might be best to discuss the gift idea with your loved one first.

Cosmetic surgery can change lives for the better. Not everyone is body confident. Having the freedom to change something you really don’t like can make a huge difference for some people. Sculpting the body to appear more attractive is something that celebrities have been doing for decades. Now the technologies are available for everyone, the price has become more affordable. Instead of being an exclusive thing, cosmetic surgery is now available to anyone who needs it. We can all be what we want to be. Be happy in the skin you’re in.

 

What Digital Makeup Actually Is And Why The Techniques Are Important

What Digital Makeup Actually Is And Why The Techniques Are Important

Have you noticed that movies have started to feel even more lifelike in recent years?  As well as improved technology such as cameras, editing software, sound and lightning techniques; there is one development that has helped this even more.  The important development we are going to discuss in this particular post is digital makeup.  What is digital makeup and how is it implemented in your favourite TV shows and movies to make what is happening more believable and realistic?  That is what we aim to explain below.

What Is Digital Makeup?

To help you understand how it comes in useful, it is probably a good idea to explain exactly what we mean when we use the term digital makeup.

Digital makeup is a technique of compositing that is used to alter on-screen actor’s appearances.  It is also used outside of the film, game and TV industry by the cosmetics sector to “try on” clothing, makeup designs or hairstyles without actually doing them for real.

What Is Involved In The Technique?

Within the film, TV and game industry, makeup artists can implement digital makeup when the actors who need alterations to their appearances wear special clothing or makeup that is compatible with green screen technology.  This means that any parts of an actors body that need to be altered, changed or even removed in anyway, have to be clothed or painted appropriately.  Scenes are then filmed as they normally are and in the editing stage, CG and digital makeup artists can add their specific work to the green-covered areas of the actors body.

Famous Examples Of Digital Makeup

This digital makeup technique has been used a number of times in the film industry including as a way of superimposing Brad Pitt’s face seamlessly onto the stand-in’s face in the movie were he played a character who was progressively regressing called The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button; and in Forrest Gump to convey that Lt. Dan had lost his legs in the war; even though the actor who played him, Gary Sinise had two perfectly functioning legs.

It has also been used in movies such as the most recent Terminator films such as Terminator 3: The Rise Of The Machines and Terminator: Salvation to show the actors, including Arnold Schwarzenegger’s T-800 character’s cybernetic parts showing in his face when he is damaged in battle.

As people like Andy Serkis continue to help pioneer the world of digital makeup, there is real reason to take this side of makeup seriously and to want to learn it, because although practical, actual makeup will never stop being used; digital it seems will be used in conjunction with it more and more.

Only the second of its kind in North America and first of its kind in Canada, the Digital Makeup Effects Artists Program at CMU College of Makeup Art & Design is something that you should consider as a vital part of your career path to working in this highly competitive field.  It is fully designed to give students the base knowledge for working in the world of digital makeup.

Tips For Mixing The Modern With The Retro

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When it comes to decorating your home, perhaps you want retro furniture and your partner likes more modern furniture.  Although this may sound like a décor clash, there are ways you can mix these different styles within the same home and even in the same rooms.  Perhaps though you are finding it hard to figure out how best to meld two very different styles together.  Before you give up or decide to go one way or the other, take a look at the tips below for some insight in to how you can do this properly without it looking forced or garish.

Balancing Things Doesn’t Mean It Has To Be Equal

When it comes to interior design you need to create the right harmony and balance, but there is nothing in the rule books that say you have to have a perfectly balanced 50/50 ratio of both contemporary and retro styles.  By trying to represent both styles equally you will just create an interior that isn’t really sure what it is supposed to be and it will also just look amateurish.  Find a dominant style you want to be the main focus of the room and incorporate the second one by using accessories and furniture.

Keep Everything Simple

There is nothing that will turn a stylish looking into a cheap and tacky room faster than unnecessary clutter, so be cautious when buying accessories that you don’t go over the top.  By choosing the accessories more carefully you will ensure that the notable pieces you are most proud of and want people to really appreciate will look much even more eye catching and stunning.

Also be careful how you group modern and retro styled accessories together.  By grouping too many together you will make your rooms and home look like a cluttered boot sale.

Bold Upholstery And Unexpected Flourishes Of Colour

One of the quickest and easiest ways to incorporate a very vintage and retro piece into a more contemporary setting is by updating it.  Instead of refurbishing a piece of antique furniture to it’s original look and condition, get a fresh coat of pain and some new upholstery for it to give it a modern touch.  Using patterned fabric and bright, unexpected colours are also great ways to bring something styled from the 40s into the 00s.

2 Styles In 1

If you are really not getting the right inspiration, there is no harm in leaving the juggling of two very different styles up to professionals who know what they are doing.  Often, interior designers can re-envision older classical styles by recreating them using more up to date and en trend materials and colours.

While other designers take inspiration and reference back to various elements of different styles within one piece.  When there are two different styles working well together within one piece, they are easier to be placed and used within any interior décor whether it is mostly traditional or predominately modern.