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For the love of Paris

There are many people who simply write Paris Hilton off as a rich kid, famous for being famous.

But there’s more to Paris than meets the eye. She set fashion trends before we even knew there was something to follow. She was America’s first Top Model, a fashion icon and the leader of the pack.

 

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Now, as she says, she’s ready to quietly build her brand, settle down and raise a family.

But she’ll never lose her sense of fun. A high-profile fan of casinos – she once won $30,000 at a Las Vegas blackjack table – she’s just become the face of online bingo games at bgo.com.

She’s not the only glamour gal who enjoys bingo. Fellow super-model Kate Moss and her designer pal, Sadie Frost, like to swap a night out on the tiles for a night in with the kids and a spot of bingo fun.

And Catherine Zeta-Jones took her childhood love of the game across the pond when she married Michael Douglas. She brings out a homemade version of the game every Christmas, although the Hollywood actor admits to being baffled by it!

Paris’ endorsement of BGO is possibly the most glamorous pairing of recent times. Cheeky cockney Barbara Windsor fronts up Jackpotjoy while Ricky Tomlinson, most famous for his role in the Royle Family, has been linked with Celebrity Bingo.

Paris’ status as a style icon may be in some dispute. But her fashion genius is finally being recognised because now we can view it in retrospective.

Take the “naked dress”. It’s been all over the red carpet this season gracing the figures of J-Lo, Beyonce and Kim Kardashian (a one-time Paris stylist, of course).

But Paris was rocking this look more than ten years ago when she attended the 2004 MTV Video Music Awards in floor-length feathered gown by Zuhair Murad. The low-cut, low-waist bodice was totally sheer but for a few strategically positioned rhinestones and sequins.

Then there’s the whole Rihanna look. Very urban, very street, very now. Yet Paris was rocking that look before Rhianna ever even needed an umbrella. Years ago she was spotted in a skin-tight leopard catsuit slashed to the naval which she accessorized with a diamond-studded collar.

She was the first to wear Lucite clear heels. The first to sport wedged trainers. And the first to declare her love of High Street brands like Top Shop and H&M.

Paris never apologises for being Paris. You’ll never see her cringing over her turn-of-the-century style or wishing she hadn’t embraced Juicy Couture with such a passion. She’s confident that those were fashions of their time and have a place in her own personal style history.

With a successful business behind her and a bright future ahead of her, Paris must be admired.

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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Fashion gifts for your boyfriend

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Birthday, Valentine’s Day and similar occasions are great opportunity to demonstrate just how much you care about your significant other. So, why not use this special occasion to make your boyfriend happy with a perfectly handpicked fashion gift. Your choices are many and it all comes down to his personal preference. This is your opportunity to shine since in the end, who knows him better than you do?

A wrist watch

Probably the most traditional of all fashion gifts there are but still a gift with which you cannot go wrong with. Because this is such a universal gift, the watch industry has an enormous specter, meaning that the number of watches for you to choose from is great indeed. Still, having too much choice can sometimes be as limiting as not having enough. Luckily for you there are some general parameters, such as size, design or mechanism, which may help you select a perfect wrist watch for your boyfriend.

Personalized shirt

For a gift to truly mean and represent something it has to be personalized. It is not about what the gift is, but what it is to the person that it is gifted to that counts. Why not make your boyfriend happy with one of the amazing custom dress shirts. Select the design that you believe will fit him the best and further enrich it with an inspirational quote, a line from his favorite movie or a logo of his favorite band or football team. Your only limitations here are your own creativity and imagination.

Designer tie

The gift of a designer tie can sometimes be pricy but it is always worth it no matter the cost. As the popular proverb states, you can never get a second chance to make great first impression and a first impression improvement is exactly what well-chosen Alexander McQueen silk tie can do. It is almost amazing just how big of an impact on someone’s opinion can something as small as a tie make. The gift of this tie will also make sure that your man has a perfect attire for any future formal social encounter.

Briefcase computer bag

Who said that a fashion gift cannot be practical? A briefcase computer bag is something that your boyfriend desperately needs but would probably never get on his own. However, not all computer bags are the same, there are various designs that would look perfect on him. As always you are the person that know him the best so try to envision what each bag would look across his shoulder before you make a purchase. Just remember, there is nothing that can make a man look as professional as the choice of the right bag for his laptop.

Personalized wallet

Similarly to the situation with the watch, a wallet is one of the safest and most fail-proof gifts there are. This does not mean that a gift like this won’t allow you to express your creative side and your deep knowledge about your partner and his preferences. Have your partner’s name, initials or favorite quote (same as with the shirt) engraved on the wallet and thus transform it into a perfect and unique gift.

There are so many good gifts out there but when it comes to picking a gift for your soul mate good is not good enough, it has to be perfect. Because of this, the best piece of advice is probably to take your time and chose carefully. Try to put yourself in his shoes and pick a perfect gift not for you, but for him. This way, you simply cannot fail.

 

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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Avoid Looking Like a Hot Mess on Prom Night

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When it comes to prom season, there’s no doubt that every girl wants to look red-carpet sensational. But even the best laid plans can go awry.  Here’s how you can avoid looking like a disaster on your prom night.

1. Avoid going to a hairdresser you’ve never been to before

If you want to get your hair done professionally, be sure to try your hairdo out way ahead of time so you don’t end up looking like an over styled mess. Even better, do your hair just the way you love it so you feel comfortable all night.

2. Easy Does it with the Hair Products

Is there seriously anything worse than touching someone’s hair only to find it crunchy, sticky, and smelling like granny’s beauty parlor? Rather choose a soft, natural hair style that doesn’t require much product.

3. You Don’t Want to Look Like a Drag Queen

In your quest to look amazing, don’t overdo your makeup with a lot of eye drama and bright red lipstick. Makeup should make you look flawless, but naturally. If you have acne, make use of products that won’t aggravate your skin such as oil-free, hypoallergenic makeup.

4. Don’t go to Prom Looking Orange – Avoid Spray Tans the Day Before

Spray tans can look incredible if you’ve been to a spray tanning salon previously and the technician knows the right shade to spray you with. But, you should only apply spray tan at least two days before prom night so you don’t end up smelling like chemicals or, possibly worse, staining that perfect dress you’ve just picked up from the 2016 prom dresses online store – http://www.promdressshop.com/.

Test the color out a couple of weeks prior to prom so you don’t end up streaky and orange. Keep in mind that spray tans applied at home only look good if they are even. A bad spray tan could leave you with stripes on your arms and face.

5. Have Your Hair Done First, Then Your Makeup

If you do your makeup first and then have your hair washed, you may well end up with makeup running down your face and having start from scratch.

6. Start with Eye Makeup and Choose Fake Lashes

Opt for fake lashes over mascara so you won’t have to end up looking like a panda in the early hours of the morning. By doing eye makeup before the rest of the face, you can correct any errors without having to redo everything.

7. Don’t Forget to Pack Makeup Remover Tissues

This is so you can remove any caked makeup under your eyes during the night.

8. Doesn’t Hurt to Take Extra Shoes Either

While you probably took your time picking out a stunning pair of shoes, after a few hours on the dance floor you might find yourself in blister-agony. Break in your new shoes well before prom night but take along a pair of comfy flats just in case your feet hurt.

9. Light Lipstick is the Way to Go

Prom is a long evening. If you start the night off with a dark lipstick, it can end up staining around your lips. Go for sheer, light colors and glosses that are easy to reapply and won’t stain.

10. Pick a Dress You’re Not Going to Fall Out Of

While strapless dresses are to die for, wardrobe malfunctions are an embarrassing reality. Your prom dress should hold everything in place snugly. If you have a larger chest, go for spaghetti straps and a bra that will hold you in place all night.

 

The most important thing on prom night is to have fun and create amazing memories. These days everyone has a camera on their phone and you don’t want to end up on social media the next day looking like a celebrity on an extraordinarily bad night.

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 Plump Up Your Lips: Easy Tips

If you lust after voluptuous, full lips, you can achieve them. Not everyone has lips that are plump, but you can do something about that. Having an incredible pout can change the way you look. There are many ways you can get the look you want! No, I am not talking about the Kylie Jenner method of lip enhancement. We all know that using a suction cup to get full lips is a silly idea. Instead, there are some safe ways you can make your mouth look fantastic. Read my easy tips and let’s get started.

Get filler for your lips

One of the easiest ways to get the results you want is to get a filler for your lips. If you wish to know a little about this treatment, you can talk to a specialist from Medical Spa. Once you have all the information you need, you can decide whether this option is for you. Most lip fillers are temporary, but they can give you a perfect pout in no time at all. Make sure that you do your research before you make a decision. There is a broad range of treatments out there, and you need to find the greatest one.

Use plumper lip gloss

If you don’t want to get filler, there are other options for you. Why not get a lip gloss that makes your lips look larger than they are. Plumper glosses tingle a little when you first use them, but they do the trick. Of course, you will need to use this product on a regular basis to achieve the results you want. You should check out the finest glosses on the market before you choose one for you.

Fake it with makeup

If you just want to fake it, it’s not as hard as you might imagine. To do so, you will need a quality lip liner and lipstick. You can fake it with makeup. You should draw the outline of your lips first. Remember, you don’t want to go over the top here. The last thing you want is to end up looking like a clown! You should draw the line a little higher than your natural lip line. That way, the difference will be subtle, yet effective. Next, use your lipstick to complete the look. Again, I can’t stress how crucial it is that you don’t try to make your lips look too large this way. It could be a real beauty faux pas.

Get a sugar rub for them

Finally, you can get sugar rubs to make your lips look big and beautiful. When you rub sugar on your lips, it exfoliates them. That means that it gets rid of any dead cells there. This tip should help your lips to look pouty and full. You can get loads of sugar rubs online, and so you’d better start looking for one now.

Do you like my tips? I know that a lot of ladies out there want fuller looking lips than they have. I hope that these ideas help you to look gorgeous.

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