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Make up Ideas for New Year’s Eve

picThe New Year is just round the corner and you might have already made plans to attend a few parties. Deciding on a dress is difficult enough but choosing the perfect makeup and hairstyle tops that off.

Don’t lose your mind with all that worrying. Just go over these few New Year’s Eve make up ideas and start 2016 with your best look.

1. Bright Impact: Lush Lips

This year, the trendsetters had more of a 90s concept in their mind and so most of the runway models were seen sporting ripe berry lips (a personal favorite), lush red lips, and a number of other enticingly luscious colors. To get the best look, top off the gorgeous lips with Bronze Shadow.

2. Warm Glow: Bronze Eye Shadow

After a long time, the usual silver and gold eye shadow was overtaken by the new trend of the bronze one. What makes it the look of 2015? Well, the color gives a warm glow to the face and gently makes the eyes more prominent. The metallic look does look gorgeous but it wouldn’t offer the glow that bronze eye shadow does. So, this New Year’s Eve you’ll get the best look that’ll make you the envy of all your friends.

3. Dark Look: Smoky Eyes

This look might never get old. Every girl loves the dark, murky look of smoky eyes and why wouldn’t they? This trend definitely complements the whole look and makes the eyes stand out. But there are many others who might find this dramatic look too intimidating. If you think the same, just try it once and you’ll surely love it. Top it off with the perfect eyeliner to make a statement. Need help with that? Check out this tutorial.

4. Gorgeous Eyes: Liner

The more graphic eyeliners just won’t do this holiday season. Go for a simpler one for your perfect New Year’s Eve makeup. Just go for a straight swipe that would elongate your eyes, giving them a gorgeous look. Another benefit of this eyeliner is that it will help lift up your eyes. So get ready to get rid of droopy eyelids with this simple trick. The best thing is that this look would work best with all occasions whether it is a party or a formal event.

5. The More Natural Look: Flushed Cheeks

Here you wouldn’t need to put much effort. The cold actually helps you in getting flushed cheeks this winter – the flushed cheek look will just make you look ravishing. Do try out this trend for your holiday makeup but do remember not to overdo it. A simple look would do well with your overall look. The less the better.

6. The Perfect Hairdo

Simple blow dried hair would look great. Just curl up the ends and the hairdo will accentuate your face. Just run a flatiron through the front bangs and you’re ready.

And of course you’ll need the most amazing outfit to go with such a nice look. Do check out Fabletics and rock the runway!

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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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4 Secrets Beauty Experts Swear By For Photoshoots

We live in a world where every day we take photos of ourselves – pictures to post on Instagram and selfies to send to our friends. So with that in mind, it’s only natural that we want to look flawless in our photos. The problem is that no matter how hard we try to take the perfect picture, sometimes, we just can’t seem to get it right.

The key to looking flawless on camera is simple – using the right beauty products. As any beauty expert will tell you, when it comes to looking good in photos, all you need to do is tweak your daily beauty regime. To ensure that your face has the wow factor in your next photo or selfie, take these four beauty secrets on board.


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  1. Eliminate puffiness

Have you ever wondered why your face looks a little too full in photos? Well if you’re prone to puffy skin, this can have a major impact on how good you look in pictures. It’s not just our eyes that are prone to puffiness, although the eye area is the most common place for puffiness to occur. As any beauty pro will tell you, any area of our faces can puff out, thanks to excess water.

The key to reducing facial puffiness is removing the excess water from your face to help give it a slimmer look. There are plenty of products on the market that can help you to do this. However, facial masks and wraps tend to have the best results. To find the most suitable one for you, do some shopping around.

  1. Prime your skin

If you want a smooth and clear complexion in pictures, never go without a primer. Cleanse your face and then apply a perfecting primer – this will help to blur imperfections and give your skin a smoother finish. You can wear primer alone, or under foundation, depending on how much coverage you need.

  1. Perfect your makeup

The key to looking good in photos is perfecting your makeup. As any beauty expert will tell you, for the perfect picture, knowing how to properly apply your makeup is a must.

Start off by creating a beautifully blended base. Be choosy about the foundation that you pick, opt for a product that works well with your skin’s tone and texture. To change the shape of your face, to make it look more streamlined, don’t forget to contour.

With the right contouring product, you can create a photogenic v shape face for perfect selfie. So it’s crucial that you pick what contouring product that you use, carefully. If you’re unsure how to contour correctly, check out a couple of tutorials online. (Youtube has some amazing ones, so it might be worth looking on there.)

If you suffer from dark under eye bags, use a yellow-toned concealer to hide them. There’s nothing worse than looking tired in photos, is there? That’s why it’s so important that you learn to hide dark circles so that you don’t look tired in your pictures.

  1. Bronze and highlight

If the camera that you use to take your pictures and selfies uses flash, you may end up looking washed out in photos. Camera flashes might make images clearer, but they’re a nightmare when it comes to the look of your skin.

On your cheek bones, dust a little bronzer to add color. This will help to prevent you from looking too washed out in photos, for this, a cream blusher tends to work better than a powder one. To draw attention away from ‘problem areas’ use a highlighter. Well applied highlighter will reflect the light from the flash away from those areas that you want to hide, helping to give you a more flawless look.

So what do you think? Could any of these tips from the experts help you to take a more beautiful photo or selfie?


5 Secrets Professional Makeup Artists Don’t Want You To Know!

We all feel the same exasperation when it comes to our makeup, we try so hard, but we still don’t ever look like Angelina Jolie. You can spend forever surfing Pinterest looking for the perfect smokey eye, only to replicate it and look like you have been given two black eyes. You may have gotten to the point where you just think ‘it’s me that’s the problem. Practising in front of my mirror in my bedroom just doesn’t cut it, I will never get that professional look.’ Well, that’s where you’re wrong. I have found these tricks that the experts use! Here are the secrets that makeup artists are keeping to themselves.

  1. Work To Your Face Shape

This is so important! We are all individuals, and what works for one person definitely will not for the next. Beauty comes in many different forms, and the makeup artists know this! The huge beauty trend right now is contouring. But you can’t just copy how Kim Kardashian has done hers, as she most likely has a very different face to yours. Contouring is all about exaggerating your best bits. Scour Google for a girl contouring with your face shape, and copy her instead!

  1. Mix Your Foundation Color

Again, everyone is different. It’s impossible for cosmetic companies to cater for everyone, meaning the majority of us have to compromise. The professionals, however, would do no such thing! They mix different shades together to match their client perfectly. So why don’t we do this too! Using products like skin illustrator makeup, we can mix shades together to match our own shade of skin. No more embarrassing lines!

  1. Primer Is Your Best Friend

Primer is a very underrated piece of kit. We should be applying primer before beginning our makeup so it lasts longer. But do we ever bother? Do you ever see us bloggers reviewing the latest primer? No! But we should be. Primer should be applied all over your face to give your makeup some durability. You should also get a separate primer for eyeshadow. Industry experts recommend this to be applied right up to our eyebrows, so they hold their shape and color too.


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  1. Stock Up On Tools

Tools are an absolute must for any makeup lover! You may think that your one lonely eyeshadow brush has got you covered, but you are wrong. Ideally, for eyes you should have at the very least small brush to apply the eyeshadow, and a larger fluffy one to blend shades. Lip brushes are another must, as a lipstick just isn’t accurate enough to give that professional finish. Other tools such as eyelash curlers and eyebrow brushes are other must-haves if you want your makeup to have the edge on everyone else.

  1. Learn Your Color Matches

This part does need some research. It is very important to match the colors you are applying with your face. Eyeshadow, blush, and lip color should all have this consideration. Your tone of skin, hair color and eye color will all determine this. One general rule of makeup artists is to play with opposites when it comes to your eyeshadow color. Go for a shade opposite to your own eyes on the color wheel. So for example, if you had green eyes you should consider reddish eyeshadow according to the experts!

So what do you think? Could any of these expert secrets help you to sort out your slap? Let me know!


Why You Should Worry About Ageing Now

Taking care of your looks may be easy when you’re young. But as we get older, those little signs of ageing start creeping in. And they can turn up sooner than you think! Look after your body while you are young. It’s thought to contribute greatly to how well your appearance holds up through your thirties and your forties.

If you’ve already gone through that ‘horror’ moment of finding a grey hair, then now could be the time to make changes to your lifestyle. A lot of girls have found a grey hair on their head by the time they are twenty-five. It’s rare that you find more than that all in one go, but it is a sign that you’re not going to stay young forever.

Most people will tell you that prevention is better than cure. This could be true. Taking care of your body is important to prevent illness and excess weight. It is thought that a healthy diet and plenty of activity and exercise is the best way to prevent being overweight. Eating the right nutrition can help your immune system fight off germs and viruses.

There are also a few ‘superfoods’ out there that are thought to have extra benefits. Some are good for the immune system. Others are good for your skin. There are some fruits and vegetables that can form part of a detox juice when you want an internal cleanse. Including fruits and vegetables in your everyday diet can help keep you looking and feeling young.

Life does have a habit of throwing curveballs at us, though. Things change, and routines get interrupted. Your priorities might change as well. This is especially true when you have a family. One day you might look in the mirror and be confronted with a set of fine lines and wrinkles. If you’re determined to stay young or die trying you can always turn to cosmetic treatments to help improve the appearance of wrinkles.


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Are you a firm believer that you’re as young as you feel, and age is just a number? As the body gets older, the joints can become achier, and the muscles are less flexible. To maintain good mobility you need to make sure your body is stretched and moved daily. Office jobs leave us prone to sitting in one position for hours every day. This is bad for the circulation and bad for your body. If you don’t use it, you’ll lose it. Try to fit in activity and exercise every day.

Smoking, drinking and drugs are known to age the body. They each can cause damage to the body at the cellular level. If you are a smoker, you may be shortening your life by years. This may not be something you’re thinking about in your early twenties. But many smokers can look much older than their years by the time they reach their mid-thirties.

Now may be the time in your life when you want to have fun and even go wild. But your actions now might have an effect on your body that you won’t see for many years. Take care of the future you.


Tips for a Beautiful Evening Makeup Look!

Evening makeup is so much fun to do. It’s nice to wear natural makeup from time to time, but I always have the most fun experimenting with my evening look. You can get away with so much more if you’re going out! With that in mind, here are some of my favourite tips for a beautiful evening makeup look:

Focus on Achieving a Flawless Base

If you’re going out for the evening, chances are people will take pictures. If you want to look your best in them, a flawless base is a must. There’s nothing worse than thinking your makeup is perfect, only to look back at pictures and see a horrible tidemark. To get a flawless base, you need a product that suits your skintone. You also need a product that suits your skin type, so you’ll need to shop for the perfect product! I like to apply my base with a wet sponge!

Pick an Eyeshadow to Make Your Eyes Pop

Take a look at eyeshadow colours to suit your eye colour and you’ll make a huge impact! You don’t need to go for anything too crazy; there are lots of neutral colours that will suit your eyes. If you feel confident, you can create a smoky look with a bold colour! I love experimenting with my eyes when I have a special event coming up.


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Apply False Lashes

False lashes open up the eyes and add some instant glamour. One thing I can’t stand though, is really fake looking lashes that reach up to your eyebrows. Go for something more natural and you’ll still make an impact. You definitely don’t want to risk looking like a drag queen!

Apply Lipstick with a Brush

When I apply lipstick with a brush, I find it goes on so much smoother. I can also really define my cupids bow, helping it to look perfect with no bleeding whatsoever! Your lipstick will last a lot longer, especially if you use one with a formulation from a place like

Take Your Face Shape Into Account

Different makeup looks suit different face shapes. Something that suits somebody with a round face wouldn’t suit somebody with a square face. Make sure you learn your face shape and then look this up to find things that look best on you!

Define Your Brows the Right Way

Defined brows are a must for an evening look, but you need to get it right. I like to use a special brush, and this basically takes all the work out of it for me. A good product helps too, but it isn’t essential. Make sure you use a light hand, as you can always go back in with more colour if you need it. Afterwards, you can brush them through to help them appear more natural!

Ready to get your makeup on for your evening out? Have fun with it, but remember to keep it looking natural. The goal isn’t to get as much on your face as possible. See you next time!

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.



7 Ways You Can Look Beautiful for Longer

Looking beautiful is one thing, but making sure you look beautiful for longer is a totally different ball game. Looking beautiful in the long run takes commitment and consistency. Use these 7 methods if you think you’ve got what it takes to make your beauty regime stand the test of time:

Have Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion is one of the best treatments you can give your skin. It helps to brighten and smooth the surface, giving you a radiant glow. It increases blood flow and circulation to the area, which helps it to look younger and healthier. Not only that, it can reduce wrinkles after a course of treatments. It’s one of the best ways you can keep yourself looking young without surgery. It isn’t painful either!


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Take Care of Your Nails

Broken nails that are all odd lengths and shapes aren’t any good to anybody. Take care of your nails so that they look naturally healthy and pretty. They don’t necessarily need to be long, just the same shape and length. Buff them regularly to give them shine and encourage growth. Apply a protective polish to help strengthen and protect from the elements too.

Treat Your Hair

Treat your hair to intensive conditioning masks every now and again. This will help to lock in moisture, shine, and colour. You should also apply a heat defense spray to keep it healthy and stop it from breaking.

Have Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal can result in permanently smooth skin, no stubble to be seen! You’ll never have to bother shaving or waxing ever again, and can enjoy smooth skin forever more. You just need to make sure you avoid any snake oil salesmen and go to a reputable clinic, or you could end up with disastrous results!

Eat Well

Eating well is probably the best thing you can do if you want to look beautiful for longer. You can try all of the beauty products and potions you like, but eating well will make you beautiful from the inside out. Aim to eat mostly natural foods, and keep your consumption of sugary foods under control.


Exercise has so many benefits! You’ll stay looking younger right into old age, for a start. You’ll maintain your weight, and you may even find that your body shape changes. You’ll feel happier, and be so much healthier too. You really can’t beat it! It isn’t all about doing hours of cardio either. You can make exercise fun by doing classes and resistance training. Forget the treadmill! Simply keep up a routine 3 times a week and you’ll notice a big difference. It should only take 3 weeks for you to make a habit out of it.

Always Apply an SPF

Using an SPF is a must if you want to protect your skin from sun damage. You can’t always see sun damage, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try to combat it. With an SPF, you’ll also fight premature wrinkles.

With these tips, you’ll keep your skin looking youthful, and everything else healthy and beautiful!


What to Expect When You Have a Breast Augmentation

Having a breast augmentation can be an incredibly exciting time. However, that doesn’t mean it’s unusual to be a little frightened before you go through with it. This post should help to ease some of your fears. Here’s what to expect when you have a breast augmentation:

1 Week Off Work

You’ll need some time off work so you can adjust to your new breasts. You’ll usually only need 1 week off, give or take a few days. You may be drowsy from medication, so total relaxation is the best thing. It varies from person to person, but you may struggle to sit up on your own. You should have everything explained to you in your consultation.

Swelling and Bruising

You won’t be able to see the results of your operation straight away because of the swelling and bruising. They should settle down soon enough, so make sure you’re patient!


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The level of discomfort you feel will vary from person to person. It may only be mild, depending on many factors. Either way, you shouldn’t underestimate it – some people reported it to be much worse than expected. You shouldn’t let this put you off, or make the decision to have a different placement based on the level of discomfort.

Help Dressing and Washing

As you won’t be able to move all that much, you’ll need help dressing and washing. If you can have somebody with you for 3-4 days after your operation to help you, that’s great! Your surgeon should be able to give you some more advice on how much help you’ll need.

No Heavy Lifting or Strenuous Exercise

If you enjoy going to the gym, you’ll need to wait for a few weeks until you can go back. Heavy lifting isn’t advisable for a good few weeks after your operation, and you’ll still need to be careful. If you work in a very physical job, you may need to explain the situation to them or have more time off work.


Don’t think that things won’t go wrong. Everybody thinks that it won’t happen to them. Even if you’ve spent lots of time picking a great plastic surgeon, something could potentially go wrong. You could end up with unsatisfactory results, odd shapes, or a more serious problem, like infection. Although this is rare if you do your research properly, it can still happen. Be prepared and have a plan, just incase!

More Surgery in the Future

Most people that have breast surgery will need more surgery in the future. Implants don’t last forever, so it’s likely you’ll need an operation to replace your implants in the future.

A good surgeon should answer all of your questions and be able to put your mind at ease. However, they should be honest about the risks and what you can/can’t achieve. Make sure you listen to their advice and take it all in so you can decide if having a breast augmentation is the right thing to do.

Use These Hair Care Techniques for Beautiful Locks

Some women would rather do the bare minimum to look after their hair, but for others, it’s their pride and joy. Sometimes, you might want to have perfect, model-like hair, but you have no idea how to get it. If you want your hair to beautiful and soft at all times, you have to learn the right way to look after it. Everyone’s is different, from tight and curly to straight and thin and from naturally dry to more oily than most. As well as caring for your hair properly, choosing the right style for you will help you manage it and keep it looking beautiful every day. Try some of these tips to get the hair you want.

Caring for Your Health

One of the most important things to get healthy, shining locks is to look after your general health. There are lots of things that could affect your hair, from your diet to whether you smoke or spend too much time in the sun. Even not getting enough sleep could hurt your locks. If you want your hair to be healthy, make sure the rest of you is too, in body and mind. Care for your body physically, and try to minimize stress too.


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Using the Right Products

Some people underestimate how important it is to use the right products for your hair. You need to think about what you use both to clean and style your hair to make sure they’re right for you. To get it right, you need to consider the style and behaviour of your hair. It might be affected by your ethnicity, age and other factors. Some things you’ll need to think about include its texture, dryness or oiliness and whether you experience any hair loss. If your hair does fall out, a shampoo containing minoxidil could help you. Look for products that are specially designed for your hair type, whether it’s a conditioner or a styling mousse.

Choosing the Right Style

Finding the right hairstyle is also important if you want to keep your hair looking beautiful. The cut you choose could make a significant difference in how full your hair looks or how it falls around your face. Of course, there’s more than one style to suit everyone. When you’re choosing how to have your hair cut, think about the shape of your face and how your hair behaves. For example, if you have thin hair, having it cut to one length could make it look flat.

Regular Haircuts and Treatments

Some women are happy to have two haircuts a year, but if you want to keep it looking the same, you need to visit a salon more often. As well as having regular cuts to tidy up your hair, you can treat yourself to some spa treatments too. You might like to have a hot oil treatment or a hair wrap to give your luscious locks some special attention now and then.

If you want glorious hair, you have to put in the time and effort to care for it. Get to know your hair and how to treat it to keep it looking stunning.

Get Beautiful Eyes with These Top Techniques


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People say the eyes are the window to the soul, and a lot of women like to think theirs are their best feature. But if you’re not happy with yours, you don’t have to settle for them as they are. From getting more sleep to wearing the right makeup, you can get the look you want, whether you want bright and wide awake or smoky and sultry. Try these different methods to get beautiful eyes. You can make them look younger and healthier or go for the perfect makeup look, whether you want to choose natural methods or something else.

Sleep and Exercise More

If your eyes look tired, it’s probably because they are. Getting enough sleep is essential to keep your eyes looking wide awake and healthy. Not only will plenty of rest help to keep your eyes and skin hydrated, but they’ll feel much better too. They’ll look bright and feel less gritty and strained. Exercising more can also help to give you healthier skin around your eyes, increasing your circulation and giving them enough oxygen and nutrients.

Food and Drink for Healthy Eyes

The right vitamins and minerals will help you keep your eyes and your skin healthy. Lots of fruits, and especially those containing vitamin C, will keep your eyes healthy and your skin glowing. Vitamin A is excellent for your eye health, so eat carrots, spinach and other foods containing it for bright eyes. It’s also a good idea to get enough zinc, which you can find in chicken and yoghurt, and vitamin E, contained in nuts and sunflower seeds, among other things.

Find Your Makeup Look

Of course, even if you have healthy skin and eyes, you might not be satisfied with how they look. That’s where makeup can come in, to help you get the look you want. Maybe you’re a minimalist, and you only want a natural look. Concealer and foundation can help you cover blemishes and wrinkles or brighten up tired eyes. A little bit of mascara is great for a simple look too. But if you want something more impressive, you’ll need to experiment with different styles to find the one that suits you.

Get Rid of Wrinkles

Tiny wrinkles around your eyes can be a sign that your life is full of laughter. But not everyone wants being happy to leave a permanent mark. If you want to smooth out those lines, there are a few options you could look at. A lot of women choose anti-aging and toning creams, but there’s also surgery. Practices run by surgeons like Dr Richard Peck MD offer eyelid surgery to tighten up the skin around your eyes that begins to sag as you age. It can sort out the bags under your eyes that get more prominent when you’re older too.

Tired and lifeless eyes can make you looked drained. Whether you want a permanent solution or just a short-term fix, you can put the life back into your eyes. Get some sleep, wear makeup or even opt for surgery for brighter eyes.