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Do you dream of having celebrity skin? The kind of skin that’s completely flawless, radiant and youthful? You don’t have to dream. It’s perfectly possible to improve the condition of your skin, no matter what problems you’re suffering from, and it’s a lot easier to do than you might think.

 

Here are some simple things you can do to obtain that all-important flawless skin:

 

Stay Hydrated

 

Possibly the simplest, but most effective thing you can do to improve the condition of your skin is to drink plenty of water. When you’re well-hydrated, your skin will be plumper, smoother and less prone to dryness and dark circles.

 

Sip Green Tea

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If you add green tea to some of that water, you’ll reap the benefits of its anti-inflammatory properties and its ability to halt the destruction of collagen, for smoother, more youthful looking skin, especially if you drink your green tea iced.

 

Sleep for at Least 7 Hours

 

Beauty sleep isn’t a myth, especially when it comes to the skin. If you can’t beauty budget doesn’t stretch to ulthera skin lifting, try sleeping for at least 7 hours each night to get rid of those problematic eye bags and dark circles instead. Getting enough sleep will also help your skin to repair and regenerate itself for a more flawless look.

 

Exfoliate Regularly

 

Our skin is constantly regenerating, and when this happens, dead skin cells are left on our body, causing the skin to look dull, flaky and dry. To prevent this, it is essential that we exfoliate regularly. Some people find that they need to exfoliate every day, but for others, this is too much and can cause redness. You need to work out your ideal exfoliation rate and stick to it if you want your skin to always look great.

 

Cleanse, Tone and Moisturize Daily

 

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Flawless skin doesn’t just happen, well not for most of us anyway. You have to work at it, and this means cleansing, toning and moisturizing your face twice daily. You don’t have to buy the most expensive products on the market, but you do need to make skin care part of your regular routine is you want to see results.

 

Cleansing helps to get rid of dirt and oil. Which dulls the skin and causes breakouts, toning helps to maintain the skin’s tightness and elasticity and moisturizing keeps it hydrated for the kind of youthful radiance we all want.

 

Exercise

 

Yes, it seems like every beauty related post recommends exercise, but in the case of skin health, at least it really is important. You see if you exercise moderately for at least

30 minutes each day, not only will you sport a natural glow, but any signs of aging visible in the skin will slow down and could even be reversed according to some studies. So, strap on your running shoes and start pounding the pavement right now!

 

Cut Down on Sugar

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Last, but by no means least, you should think about cutting down your sugar intake as much as possible because sugar is known to weaken collagen in the skin, making it more likely that you’ll get wrinkles.

 

 

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If you’re planning a big vacation, it can be hard to decide where to go. It’s going to be a large investment: both financially and in regards to your precious time off work. So you want it to be worth every penny and second of your time. So, where to go? Well, India has seen a rapid increase in tourism and for a good reason! It’s the perfect destination for any explorer. It’s such a large country that it has something for absolutely everyone. Urban spaces, beautiful beaches, cultural hotspots and expansive rainforests. Here are a few reasons you might like to make visiting India top of your bucket list.

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The Food

Indian restaurants have established themselves around the globe. Curries are now one of the planet’s favorite cuisines. But there’s no beating the real deal. Whether you’re a carnivore or vegan, there will be plenty of options available to you. They will be some of the most delicious dishes you ever get your hands on. Menus will be as diverse as the country you’re visiting. The North will see more thick and creamy curries that are mild to the taste. It is heavily influenced by Persian and Mughlai traditional cooking methods. Southern Indian dishes will tend to use more coconut, spiced rice and will generally be more spicy. There are also snack-like street foods that you will want to try out.

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Architecture

India is home to one of the most famous architectural feats of the world: the Taj Mahal. This is, understandably, a UNESCO world heritage site. Made of white marble, this is a huge mausoleum built between 1631 and 1648. The emperor of the time commissioned the project in memory of his favorite wife. The result was a masterpiece and is visited by around three million people each and every year. There are also various other architectural wonders to keep a look out for while visiting India.

The Markets

Indian is renowned for its bustling marketplaces. There are endless traditional markets spread across the country, selling wares and goods of high quality and the brightest colors. Visiting a local market is one of the most authentic experiences you will undertake on your journey. They’re also a great place to pick up little trinkets and souvenirs for your friends and family back home. Remember to barter for goods; it’s expected and you will be able to receive a better price for your purchase.

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The Beaches

The state of Goa is home to some of the world’s most beautiful beaches, with white sand, azure seas and clear skies for most of the year. There are also lower footfall beaches that you might like to check out as an alternative though. Maharashta, Kerala and Karnataka are all home to beautiful alternatives.

 

 

Preparing

 

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Documentation

Remember that you will need to have all of your documentation and identification ready well in advance of your flight out. Make sure that your passport is well up to date and exceeds beyond the length of your stay. You will also need an Indian Tourist Visa. Without one of these, you will be denied access to the country. The process of gaining the visa is easier than ever and can now be completed online. So don’t delay and apply as soon as your flights are booked.

Vaccinations

Check in with your local GP and ask for their recommendations regarding vaccinations for the area of India that you will be visiting. Vaccines are likely to include: hepatitis A, tetanus and typhoid. To be on the safe side, you might also like to consider diphtheria, hepatitis B, and (if you are planning on contact with animals) rabies. You should also take a course of malaria tablets, as the risk is moderate in most parts of the country.

What to Pack

The length of your stay will determine how many items that you need to pack. The weather will most likely be hot and humid. So make sure you have plenty of lightweight, breathe easy clothing to tide you over during your stay. Also, remember to pack plenty of sun protection: sun creams and oils are good options. Try out a high SPF lip balm (your lips are one of the most sensitive areas of your body) and to wear sunglasses and a wide-brimmed sunhat too. You will also want to stock up on insect repellent. Most areas will have creepy crawlies that are prone to nip and bite. Prevention is better than cure, so remember to coat yourself with plenty of bug spray. For extra protection, wear an insect repellant bracelet.

Now that summer is here you can look forward to longer days and hotter mornings. People will be getting their annual time off work and towns, cities and even villages will have tourists flocking to them. The hustle and bustle means when you’re going out on a day trip with your friends, most likely you’ll run into someone wearing the same clothes as yourself or your gang of friends. But help is on hand, don’t look any further to get the latest tips for your summer outfit.

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Vintage at the beach

 

Beach holidays became popular as the car became the most common form of transport. Families would all pack up their bags and head to the nearest coast for a cheap and cheerful vacation. In the 1920s, women’s duster coats were the most popular fashion item worn on the sand. They did and do still provide Ideal protection from cold gusts of wind coming in from the ocean while also being thin and slim enough to keep the wearer from overheating.

 

Hippie beach fashion was made famous by none other than French girl Brigitte Bardot. She wore oversized necklaces of sea shells and buffered pearls. The floral sarong and wide-brimmed hat became the symbol of the rockin’ 1960s. All modern beachwear fashion takes a lesson on simplicity from Bardot’s cute outfits from that era.

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Jackets and jewels

 

When the sun shines, you’ve got to follow it’s lead. Embellished denim jackets from the 1980s are a cool and classic style for the hot days of summer. Made famous by Madonna during her sassy pop music career, the jackets have sequenced patterns that shimmer in the sun. This look goes well with short shorts and plentiful jewelry. Silver bangles, bracelets, and fake or real gemstone necklaces add a splash of unforgettable color to the mix.

 

As you wipe away your hair from your face, your fingers should glisten with the energy of diamonds. Specialists like Verragio rings make sophisticated boutique diamonds rings in all designs and styles for this kind of outfit. The jewelry doesn’t have to be the star of the outfit because summer outfits are more of a statement in an attempt to set the trend; the whole package counts.

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Bare midriff

 

A classic look of the millennial chick, midriff outfits that go just below or above the rib cage shows off the youth of your body. If you’ve hit the gym hard in preparation for summer, you deserve to flaunt your hard work. There’s more than one way to turn heads with style and that’s by having toned abs at the beach.

 

On the other hand, nothing says beach-ready like a bikini babe. Buying the right bikini is important as the rough and tumble of games played on the beach will put stress on the design and material of the bikini. For strength avoid a purely polyester product, and go for something made out of cotton. Cotton products are tempered, and stress tested to greater levels than synthetic fabrics. Bright colors are the hallmark of seduction when it comes to showing off your bikini body, so venture out a little and pick something that will stand out from the crowd; such as a lime green or pure white.

 

 

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Now that spring is coming to an end and summer is almost on its way, it’s time to get serious about your summer beauty prep. Whether you’ve got a beach vacation coming up or want to feel good about yourself and enjoy the warmer weather, putting the efforts in now will make your summer beauty steps so much easier. From the perfect kind of hair removal to trying out new styles, grab your beauty kit, head into the bathroom and get ready to fill your days with pampering.

 

Get Super Smooth

 

First up, you’re going to want to make sure that you work on your body hair. We all feel better when our skin is silky smooth. Regardless of your preferred style of hair removal, long-lasting smoothness should be your priority. There are some great products on the market at the moment that allow you to get salon style results at home using a laser. So if you’re not a fan of wet shaving every few days, you’ve got the option to invest in something more permanent.

 

Exfoliate

 

To help your hair removal last even longer and to get your skin glowing, you’re going to need to exfoliate – and a lot more often than you would in winter. Whether you choose to make a natural product yourself or invest in a high street body scrub, you’re going to need to make sure you commit to a routine once or twice a week to notice a difference in the appearance of your skin. To start, body brush before you get in the shower, then use a loofah to apply your product in circular motions. Then, once you’re out of the shower, follow with a moisturizer to lock in the softness.

 

Take The Plunge

 

If you’ve ever wanted to make any minor adjustments to your body, or if you’ve been saving up for a long time, spring is a great time to take the plunge. One of the best ways to make sure you are ready or to find out if a treatment is right for you is to talk to a plastic surgeon. Booking in a consultation can not only help you decide whether something is right for you, but you can then go on to book your treatment if you feel it is right. Then, by allowing yourself the proper healing period, you should be all set for your late summer vacation.

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Book In For A Trim

 

Winter is always hard on our hair. When it comes to spring, you’re going to want to book in for a much-needed trim ahead of the summer months. And now is the time to do it. By getting rid of those split ends, you will be able to enjoy healthier hair or summer. Plus, when your hair is feeling healthy, your hairstyles will hold for longer.

 

Hit The Gym

 

Even if you’re not the biggest fan of exercise, you will always feel better ready for summer when you get to the gym. Moving more, pushing your body and getting the blood flowing not only makes you feel a bit better, but you will start to look it too. If you need a summer body workout plan, you can find lots of tips and inspiration to help you online. Whether you decide to head out for a run, join a yoga class, or try out some squats, you’ll feel ready to hit that beach in no time at all.

 

Kick Start Your Skincare

 

Just like the effects on the hair, winter can take its toll on our skin. Now that we’re well into spring and summer is on its way, it’s time to supercharge your skincare routine. Focus on exfoliating to get rid of any dead skin and moisture more if your skin is feeling a little dry. You might even be interested in booking in for facial so that a dermatologist can diagnose your skin type and recommend a flawless routine to follow. With only a few months to go before summer is in full swing, now is a good a time as any.

 

Try Out Some New Styles

 

When you’re starting to feel completely pampered, it’s now time to have a little fun. Playing around with hairstyles is perfect in the summer months. As the weather warms up, you might want to get a bit more creative with your locks. With boho vibes coming through, creating new styles like messy braids, long flowing waves and even adding in some cool and quirky colors, the summer is the perfect time to let your hair down and enjoy a new style.

 

Recipe Essentials:

  • 1 cup baking soda
  • ½ cup citric acid
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • ¼ cup powdered milk
  • 4 teaspoons Out of Africa Pure Unrefined Shea Butter
  • 2 tablespoons warm honey
  • 2 tablespoons jojoba oil or olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon essential oil
  • Plastic candy sheet mold

Step 1

“Sometimes a relaxing bubble bath is all it takes to seize the day,” explains lifestyle expert Jasmine Stringer of carpediemwithjasmine.com. “To make these bath bombs successfully, it is important to have your ingredients measured out and ready to mix.”

Step 2

Combine and stir the baking soda, citric acid, cornstarch and powdered milk in a bowl.

Step 3

Melt the Out of Africa Pure Unrefined Shea Butter along with the honey and oil over a low heat in a small pot on the stove. The Out of Africa Shea Butter is loaded with antioxidants and vitamins A, E, & F along with healthy fatty acids and valuable phytonutrients.

Step 4

Add the melted ingredients to the dry mixture, using a whisk to thoroughly combine everything. For an enhanced spa feel and fragrance, place a few drops of your favorite essential oil. Mix well.

Step 5

The ingredients should begin to hold together. Working quickly, use your hands to press the mix firmly into the flower molds. Leave the mixture in the mold for a couple of minutes and then pop out. While one tray is drying, work on the next.

Tip: “I put a cookie sheet over the trays, flipped them over and then lifted the mold off. If you have anything leftover, just dry the product out, leave it loose and turn it into a bath powder. Simply leave the mixture in the bowl for 24 hours, periodically mixing the ingredients to break up the clumps. Once all of the moisture is gone, place in a mason jar with a colorful ribbon.”

Step 6

Let the bath bombs dry overnight. The next day, place them in a decorative bag or drop 1 to 2 bombs into your tub and relax.

 

Post written in collaboration with carpediemwithjasmine.com

Fashion is a creative outlet that allows us to express ourselves to the outside world. So if you’re lacking in confidence, your outfit will give you away almost instantly. Believe it or not, the contents of your wardrobe have the ability to increase your confidence levels. They can transform you from shy and quiet to wild and outgoing, simply by changing what you wear and how you wear it. Unfortunately, many of us don’t realize the correlation between clothing and our personality. So we continue to wear clothing that doesn’t make us feel fabulous or that suits us. This can quickly make your wardrobe uninspiring and your love of fashion may even begin to wane.

Thankfully, there are plenty of things we can do to become confident dressers starting today. Take a look at the following hacks that all fashionistas use.
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What’s the occasion?

If you feel under or overdressed for a particular occasion, this can have an adverse impact on your confidence. So before you start getting ready each day, question what the occasion is. You might be heading to work or going on a blind date. Knowing the answer to this question is vital in ensuring you choose clothing that looks good while also being appropriate. If you’re unsure what you should be wearing, relax! You can talk to your boss about what they consider to be appropriate workwear and use this to influence your style choices. You can look at blogs or videos that offer advice on date night or wedding fashion. There are also plenty of insightful guides online which can make choosing the right attire much simpler. Take a look at realsimple.com/beauty-fashion/ to help you get started.

 

 

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Another option is to ask your friends for their opinion on your potential style choices. Their input will be invaluable and could stop you from wearing something you regret. Why not host a mini runway show where you can try on potential outfits in their entirety. This will not only let your friends see the overall look you want to create, but also allows you to see how comfortable it is to wear. High heels, tight jeans and dresses which are too short are all things that can affect how you feel in an outfit. If you don’t feel at ease or experience discomfort, it will be easy to tell. So be realistic about your outfit choice and never wear anything that is painful to wear. That way it will be impossible for you to feel anything but happiness and confidence.

 

Photograph yourself

People who lack confidence in the clothing they wear are often unsure about what their personal style is. If you fall into this category-don’t panic! Finding your own style is not as difficult as you might think. Start by looking in your wardrobe and look for items or colors you have multiples of. This is a strong indicator of the kind of clothing and colors you find enjoyable and comfortable to wear. Now you know what the key items in your wardrobe are, it’s time to start experimenting. Fashion is all about fun and pushing your boundaries. So start teaming these staples with other items in your wardrobe. For instance, your favorite band t-shirt might look good with a pencil skirt or when worn over the top of a maxi dress. You can wear it tucked in, knot it or even layer it underneath strappy tops and dresses. For more ideas on styling, see Popsugar.co.uk

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Whenever you find a combination that you feel amazing in, take a photo of it on your phone. You can then use this as a reference in future when you’re stuck for outfit inspiration. You should also do this when trying on clothes in a store. Look through the photos you have taken, and it shouldn’t take long for a signature style to present itself. Whether your style is glam grunge or vintage queen, start looking for more clothes and accessories that suit your more defined look. Doing this will also make it easier to determine what styles and colors don’t work for your body shape and skin tone. Knowing this will help you avoid making a fashion faux pas in future.

 

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Don’t forget what’s underneath

One of the simplest ways of making you feel more confident about what you are wearing is by prioritizing what’s underneath. We all have hangups about our bodies, which can profoundly affect our self-esteem. From muffin tops to cellulite, these issues can stop us wearing the clothing we long to wear. But wearing the right undergarments can be a simple way of temporarily masking some of the imperfections which may be holding you back. Spanx products are a fabulous choice that can help smooth out your body and make your clothing look better. A well-fitted bra can also help you do this while also improving your posture too. If you haven’t had a bra fitting for a while, use the useful guide on barenecessities.com.

Another option is to consider removing your hangups or improve their appearance. That way you won’t have to feel self-conscious when wearing tight dresses or short skirts. There are many ways in which you can do this from applying anti-cellulite creams but there is nothing better than good old exercise and healthy eating There are also non-surgical cosmetic procedures you can try, such as coolsculpting which can tone your body too. You can find out more about this online at liposuction-sandiego.com/coolsculpting/.

Just remember that your flaws are what makes you unique and unlike anyone else. By removing every imperfection you may have, could stop you from being you.

 

 

Take what you have learned from this guide and use it to start dressing more confidently each and every day. The boost that your personal style gives to your self-esteem will be hard to ignore. It may even get you that promotion or give you the push you need to talk to your crush. So never leave the house feeling down about your outfit choice ever again.

 

When it comes to a happy time such as pregnancy, there are many good and bad parts to go along with it. One of the not so fun parts of pregnancy is morning sickness. The nauseous, queasy feeling can actually happen at any time of the day, and can begin as early as six weeks into pregnancy. For some, it can be one of the first early pregnancy symptoms a woman experiences. However, there are a few things you can do to help combat morning sickness during your pregnancy.

Eat Right Away: Place some crackers beside your bed so that you can get something in your stomach before you even get out of bed in the morning. Take your time, don’t just jump out of bed and get moving. Taking a few minutes to get woken up in the morning can help to settle your stomach.

Go Small: Eating several small meals during the day can help to regulate your blood sugar and can help you from getting too full or too hungry during the day. Also make sure to drink plenty of water and fluids during the day to prevent becoming dehydrated.

Go Bland: This isn’t the time to eat spicy, greasy or new to you foods. Stick with what you know, and stick with foods that are bland and plain. This will help to keep your stomach settled. Make sure to get enough rest, even if you need to nap during the day. However, you might not want to nap after a meal, because that could make you feel sicker.

I am a avid planner user and lover of all things stationary, so when i found out about The Planner Addict Box i knew i wanted to try it out.

The Planner Addict Box costs  $15.00 + $3.75 shipping  (International  from $13-23)

The Planner Addict Box  sends everything you need to get your planner glam and organized-  Items range from wash tape, stickers and clips to pencil cases and pens.

Each box contains  a card with a list of all included products as well as a theme to bring the items together- this months is Lucky Lady- which gives a st paddys meets kate spade look

This months box also  included a planner bookmark from planNIRVANA

 

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Sticker Mini Kit -$8

Each box includes a sticker mini kit that goes with the monthly theme and is made exclusively for The Planner Addict Box- these stickers go perfectly with the green and posh theme. This Mini Kit includes a sheet of full box stickers, a sheet of half and quarter boxes and a sampler  icon sheet.

 

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planner bookmark from planNIRVANA   similar styles -$4

This is adorable and can be made into a planner insert or just used as a bookmark

Planner paperclips – cute bow-tie and tie paperclips made exclusively for P.A.B – $2

 

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P.A.B. exclusive pen- $5 Pencil case $4

Planner addict society exclusive pen and pencil case- the pencil case is adorable but I wasn’t able to open it all the way so its currently unusable

 

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Striped Washi tape $2 Green Washi Tape $2

The green wash mashed perfectly with the stickers and pencil case, while the striped washi coordinated with the pen

 

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Die Cuts- $3

The last item was a set of  Kate Spade inspired die cuts-

you could laminate these and make them into planner clips or small dashboards

 

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I was satisfied with this months The Planner Addict Box- although I don’t think I would use the die cuts- they were a cute addition to the box. I estimated the value of the box at $21 which is more than the $15 cost of the box. I ended up canceling my subscription after my march box- I didn’t love all the items and I would rather just buy the stickers I like from easy.

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This is half of the spread I made with the mini kit- the stickers and washi included are enough to make a white space spread with some stickers left over

 

 

 

 

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1. Cut down your closet by 25% by asking yourself this one question: “If I were shopping right this second, would I buy this?” If the answer’s no, out it goes. —

2. Frame vintage scarves for cool original artwork.

3. A vintage trunk not only makes a stylish coffee table, but it can also house shoes and clothing you rarely wear.

4. If you have a small closet, never keep your shoes in clunky shoeboxes. Instead, always line up them on the floor.

5. The easiest way to make your closet look organized: Buy all the same hangers for everything–same color, same shape.

6. Always organize your clothes going light to dark from left to right in your closet. Your eye will follow the color and thus help you stay organized.

 

It’s a lot easier to recreate than you think, explains Latest-Hairstyles.com guest contributor Steph Brinkerhoff. It’s best to start on wavy or second-day hair to give the look added texture. It also doesn’t hurt to spray a little hairspray or spray wax in it beforehand to add a little grip and grunge. Here’s how to get the look…  

1. Beginning on wavy hair, take a medium to large section (depending on how thick your hair is) close to your right ear.

2. Braid the section going from the front to the back.

3. Repeat on the opposite side.

4. Bring both braids to the back and secure them with an elastic.

5. Loosen and mess up both braids by pulling on them gently with your fingers.

6. Take one braid and wrap it up and around itself, creating a small braided bun. 

7. Secure with bobby pins.

Click here for even more cool hair tips and ideas!

Article published in partnership with Latest-Hairstyles.com and Steph Brinkerhoff 

 

These mini fashion-bloggers-to-be may not be dressing themselves, but they know exactly how to work their looks. From babies in beanies to toddlers in tiny boots, here are 10 fashionable tots  to follow on Instagram.

 

 

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Meyhem makes paper dresses with the help of her mom, at the age of five she has even landed a collection with J.crew!

Follow @2sisters_angie

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Little Kyan’s hat collection could rival any well-dressed adult’s.
Follow @jetaimekyan

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Four  year old Rylee already has her own style staples: sunglasses and black booties.

Follow her mom @kelli_murray

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Little Genesis is another four-year-old trendsetter with perfect poses down pat.

Follow @miss_gabby_13

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From her mini Louis Vuitton bags to her tiny Chanel flats, this is one designer diva in the making.
Follow @babyellestyle

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Cute! Cute! Cute! That’s all we have to say about this little man.

Follow @deegstyle 

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Stella loves patterns, from birds to bananas to lipstick pouts.
Follow @lindseybelle

 

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little Alonso has style for days thanks to his stylist mom.

Follow @luisafere

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How cute is this little one? We love her style and her round sunglasses are oh so glam!

Follow @stylebythoi

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We’re loving the outfits from @jilljose, especially the mini Kimono.

 

Follow @Jilljose

 

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This Valentine’s Day, plan a really hot date. And no, it doesn’t involve Champagne, chocolate or cheesy Hallmark cards. Nope, it’s with your colorist. When many people think of Valentine’s Day,  the first thing that comes to mind is the dreamy color scheme. Why not fully embrace the spirit of the holiday and rock holiday-appropriate hair? Use the day as an excuse to get creative with romantic colors, whether they be a trendy lavender, pop of bubblegum pink, or swoon-worthy crimson.

Get ready to be wowed by these amazing shades of pink, purple and red. Pastel colors are really on trend right now, and, after all, what girl doesn’t like pink? There are so many pretty shades! Take a look at these inspiring and unique hairstyles, and, who knows, maybe you’ll find your ideal hair color for valentines day.

 

 

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When you’re wearing something new, something you love, or something that felt completely out of your comfort zone but makes you look a million bucks, you want to turn heads. But, that feeling doesn’t have to be saved for special occasions. Who’s to say that you can’t leave a lasting impression by wowing passers-by with what you wear – wherever you go.

 

Go-to glamour doesn’t have to be saved for the celebs. If you want to feel like a style star, then why not work on upping your fashion game and bring out the big guns on a daily basis, and not just for something special. After all, you’d always make sure that your makeup is on point, so why not do the same with your style?

 

If you want to look good all day, every day, think small. It’s always the little things that count, and the tiniest details can really make the biggest impact!

 

Start At The Bottom

 

To get yourself started and in that style start frame of mind, you’re going to need to start right at the very beginning. It’s not always easy to look good, but you can learn to nail it with ease. If you want your entire outfit to shine, you ought to get the base layer sorted first. That means you need to make sure that you have underwear that not only looks good but fits well too (with styles like Freya Bras). When your underwear fits, your style will sing.

 

Moisturise

 

With your underwear ticked off, let’s talk skin. Now, you might think we’re here to talk style, and really we are. But, if you want to work on making your outfit look incredible, you have to put in the groundwork – and sometimes, that involves a lot more than just the clothes. So, you need to start with the perfect base. If your skin is looking dull, dry and lacking in life, your outfit won’t do much to improve that. But, if you’re skin is moisturised, shining and looking chic, your look will shine with it.

 

Get The Right Fit

 

Just like your underwear, you’re going to want to work with clothing that actually fits you. You might be tempted to go by your normal size when you’re buying something new, or try to fit into a size that you think you should be – but don’t, it’s not the way to buy. Instead, you need to forget about numbers and wear what looks good. Yes, start with your size in the first instant, but if you need to size up, don’t feel bad – if the outfit looks better, who cares?

 

Accessorize

 

Although it’s easy to place a lot of importance on your clothing (and it’s still okay to do that), you need to stop thinking of your clothes as the outfit. They’re not the entire outfit, they’re just the basic foundation. To make your style really stand out, you have to accessorize. Not everyone understands the importance of accessories, but they should. Accessories have the power to make or break an outfit, and without them, that same outfit can look boring, empty and incomplete.

 

Brush Up

 

As much as we’d love them to last a lifetime, so clothes will fall apart or look worn a lot quicker than others. It might be down to the quality, but it can also be a cause of how we care for them. To make sure that your clothes always look on point, you might need to invest in a clothes brush. By using a clothes brush, not only can you keep your clothing items looking fresh and clean, but you can brush off those annoying little bits of lint that can make you look messy.

 

Size Up

 

Let’s be honest; heels aren’t always that comfortable. A shoe can look incredibly sexy, but it can be a pain to wear. When that happens, we’re torn between looking good and suffering, or wearing something else that doesn’t work as well, but feels comfortable. But, there is also another option. If you are buying new shoes, go up and extra half an inch. You can sometimes find that you get a little more wiggle room and the pain is that much bearable – or even nonexistent.

 

Blend In

 

As much as you might feel like you want to stand out (and of course you do if you want to turn head), more often than not, it’s blending in that has the bigger effect. But, not with the crowds of course – the background instead. Regardless of the season, you can find a style that not only suits it, but sets it off. So, when you’re styling a look, make sure to take the time of year into account, as well as the occasion, and your outfit will set itself off in style.

 

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2017 is nearly upon us and once again, we have to try and think of resolutions. It’s a wonder we even bother, really – 92% of resolutions will not live to see the following New Year’s Eve. But it’s a tradition, a habit that we find hard to break and therefore is worth indulging in.

 

There are probably all kinds of areas of your life you would fix and resolve to change, but what about your beauty regime? If you’re passionate about cosmetics and skincare, it’s a good idea to dedicate some of your resolutions to how you will improve your regime in the New Year. If you’re tempted to try something different or just want an excuse to shake things up, then why not make 2017 the year when you finally…

 

… Stop Using Face Wipes

 

They’re quick, easy, convenient – and they’re going to make any facial skin problems worse.

 

Face wipes are the ultimate “too good to be true”. It’s simply not possible to achieve a thorough and proper skincare cleanse, tone and moisturize using them. They’re not on your face for long enough, they have virtually zero chance of exfoliating dead skin cells, and they may even make acne worse.

 

Are they useful? Yes, but if you’re honest, it’s not that much effort to grab a cotton pad and a cleanser and do the same thing. Your skin will thank you for it.

… See The Importance of A Two-Step Cleanse

 

The idea of a two-step cleanse is nothing new in the professional world of cosmetics, but it’s only recently burst into the mainstream. The idea is simple: your first cleanse – usually done with an oil – is to remove makeup and any dirt or pollution you’ve attracted during the day. The second cleanse is the one that actually works on your skin and tries to improve the feel, texture or whatever other problems you have.

 

The one downside of the two-step cleanse is that it’s something of a pain. If you resolve to try it, however, you will never have seen your skin looking so good.

… Use A Primer For Everything

 

Primer is a makeup step too far for some of us. It adds so much time to the process of getting ready. First you have to cleanse, then prime, then apply your makeup – who’s got time for that on a daily basis?

 

Well, you should make time. Get yourself to stores like thankyourbeauty and pick a primer that suits you. Some are colored, so if you have problems with redness – for example – then pick a green-tinged primer to cancel it out.

 

Not only should you use a facial primer, but ideally one for every type of makeup that you use. Eyeshadow primer will keep your eyeshadow from falling onto your cheeks; a specialist lip version will let you drink without worrying about imprints on a glass.

Even if you try the above and decide they’re not for you, then at least you have done something different. Beauty and skincare are there to be experimented with, so perhaps your resolution for 2017 should be to play and enjoy these areas as much as possible!

 

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