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Friday, July 01, 2022

Look your best with Shapellx

July 01, 2022 0 Comments

Hello everyone!


Today I'm back with another fashion-related post. Anyone who loves clothes and fashion knows the secret to a perfect fit is wearing the perfect undergarments. I'm sure many of you have noticed that shapewear is significantly rising in popularity. Indeed for many years, shapewear had a reputation for being uncomfortable and even somewhat painful. Nowadays, shapewear has evolved into fairly pleasant garments that can be worn all day. For today's post, I'm collaborating with Shapellx to tell you everything you need to know about shapewear and show you some items I'm sure you'll love.


Shapellx's shapewear will help you feel confident, sexy, and gorgeous no matter your dress size or how much you weigh. There's a good reason why most celebrities wear shapewear; they want to feel and look their best, and we all deserve that!


Many women, myself included, believe that certain clothes don't look good on us. However, these insecurities seem to fade away when wearing the right shapewear. Wearing shapewear highlighting our best features can be a huge confidence boost! Sometimes all we need is a good waist trainer for women. Waist trainers can also improve posture and give you an instant hourglass figure.


Shapellx is a size-inclusive brand which offers body shapers for women of all sizes. If you are looking for a plus size waist trainer or body shaper, look no further. On their website, you will find undergarments with various compression levels, that will sculpt and contour your body.  


For example, the item below is the perfect waist trainer to boost your workouts while still feeling supported. 


NeoSweat® Waist Trainer with Detachable Rubber Strings

NeoSweat® Waist Trainer with Detachable Rubber Strings


I love Shapellx's full body shapers. Some of their full-body shapers look like traditional shapewear, while others look like sexy lingerie. Below are two of my favourite bodysuits. I think they are simply gorgeous!

The first is a black lace bodysuit that smooths and lifts the stomach, bum, waist, and back.

It's available in sizes S to 3XL


LacyDaisy Mesh Lace Lingerie Bodysuit
LacyDaisy Mesh Lace Lingerie Bodysuit


The second bodysuit is the perfect undergarment to wear under strapless and backless outfits. Like the other bodysuit, this one is available in sizes S to 3XL. It comes in two colours; black and beige.


AirSlim® Backless U Plunge Thong Bodysuit

AirSlim® Backless U Plunge Thong Bodysuit


On their website, you will also find packs & bundles. When purchasing these, you can save more money! Who doesn't love a good deal! At the moment, there is a 4th of July sale going on. So what are you waiting for; go browse shapellx.com right now! 


Do you wear shapewear? What do you think of the items I showed you in this post? Let me know in the comment section below!



XOXO, Cosette




Sponsored by Shapellx

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

What is the best season to get pierced?

June 22, 2022 0 Comments

Hello everyone!


Summer has finally arrived, and this is the perfect time to show off a new ear or body piercing, especially since probably your clothes won’t be hiding it. Lucky, every time I post a piercing-related article on this blog, you seem to like it, which is great; because I love writing about this topic. In this post, I want to talk to you about when to get pierced. Is there a better season to get a piercing? Keep reading to find out!


black and while photo of woman with ear piercings

When is the perfect time to get pierced? What are the seasonal pros and cons to consider before going through with a piercing? Whether you choose to get your piercing during the hot summer months or the cooler winter once depends primarily on your lifestyle.


After your piercing, you can expect a 25-60% chance of slight swelling within the first 3 days. Circulation will increase, and blood will rush to the area. Areas with better blood circulation, such as earlobes, lips, nose and nipples, may experience up to 60% chance of swelling. 


During the warmer seasons, the steady blood flow to the pierced area increases, which can even speed up the healing process and flush away toxins on the skin. Remember that most piercings take around 6-8 weeks to heal. Most people want to head to the beach or pool for a swim but keeping the pierced area clean and dry (during the healing process) is vital. Therefore, getting your piercing in the springtime will allow enough healing time to show it off in the summertime!


piercing tools


During the colder seasons, certain areas like the ears and nose experience reduced blood flow due to the cold. However, less blood flow also means less possibility of swelling. When you get a new piercing, it’s best not to touch it to allow it to heal. One of the many benefits of getting a new piercing in the wintertime is that wearing layers of clothes will help prevent you from touching a new piercing. Still, you should be mindful of what winter clothes you wear; you want to avoid clothing that will catch on your piercing or rub against it.


As long as you follow the piercing aftercare, you can get a new piercing whenever is most convenient for you. 


I hope you found this post helpful. Are you planning any new piercings in the near future? Let me know in the comment section below!


Talk to you soon...




Saturday, January 22, 2022

Beauty hack | You need to put this on your lips!

January 22, 2022 0 Comments

Hello everyone!


My previous post was about preventing chapped lips caused by wearing face masks. This post is also all about lip care. This time I want to share a beauty hack with you!


When it comes to anti-ageing skincare, lips tend to be neglected. Ironically, lips are one of the first and most prominent areas that show signs of ageing. As we age, lips start losing volume and lines and wrinkles accumulate over time. If you're a smoker or someone with the habit of puckering your lips, wrinkles can form sooner than you think.


female puckering lips


The skin around the eyes and on the lips is very similar. In fact, you can find many eye-lip combo creams on the market. Both areas are made up of the thinnest skin on the face. Because the skin is so thin, these areas also lack sebaceous glands. Since the skin on these areas doesn't produce any oil, both areas are more prone to dryness, which means that they’re also prone to showing signs of ageing faster than other parts of the face. Additionally, the lip area is constantly moving, so like the eye area, it's even more prone to lines and wrinkles.


Related posts: Eye cream or no eye cream?


This is why it makes sense to use your eye cream for both the eye and lip area. Eye cream is made with extra-nourishing ingredients. You just have to add your leftover eye cream or serum to your lips (and upper lip) after dabbing your eye area!



Will you be using eye cream on your lips too? 





Thursday, January 20, 2022

How to prevent chapped lips caused by wearing face masks 😷

January 20, 2022 0 Comments

Hello everyone!


The pandemic is still with us and, mandatory mask orders are still in effect in various countries. This means that millions of people are, potentially, suffering from skin problems caused by face masks.


Related post: Prevent (and treat) skin problems caused by face masks


As we are covering up our mouths and noses to stop the spread of Covid-19, some of us are encountering new skin problems. We've all heard of “maskne” (mask-related acne). 


Masks are important, but unfortunately, wearing them can cause a range of skin conditions. Wearing a face mask for long hours can cause dry, cracked, chapped lips that come about due to the environment inside.


Like many things in life, if you can prevent your lips from getting chapped in the first place, you won’t have to suffer through the recovery process. Here are some tips to help prevent dry lips:


lipstick mark on face mask

  • Exfoliate your lips with a soft toothbrush or a sugar scrub.
  • Apply a lip mask after exfoliating. Try an overnight lip mask to moisturise, nourish and revive cracked, flaky and dry lips while you sleep.
  • Make sure to apply a lip balm regularly, especially after exfoliating. Consider using a lip balm that includes UV protection.
  • Avoid licking your lips. Frequent lip licking leads to chapped lips even in normal circumstances, and it’s even worse under a face mask.
  • Stay hydrated. Drink plenty of water every day. 
(more tips below)

applying lip balm


Related post: Tips for staying hydrated during the colder months


Another good idea is to take “mask breaks” whenever you can. The more you can let your face air out, the better. Always change a damp mask ASAP! If you take it off to eat, replace it with a fresh one when you finish your meal. Taking good care of your skin and face masks will prevent many mask-related skin issues.

 

Related post: SOS - Chapped lips!


I suggest you read the linked related posts for more tips about face masks and skincare, hydration and caring for chapped lips.


Stay safe!



Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Ten (10) benefits of journaling

January 12, 2022 0 Comments

Hello everyone!


Did you know that keeping a journal can be a valuable self-care practice? All you need to journal is a pen or pencil and a piece of paper. If you want to create a ritual out of journaling, a notebook or notes app will do. You should keep it private, so you won’t have to stress about anyone reading it.


It’s great if you’re able to journal for a specified amount of time each day, but you don’t have to follow any rules to get the full benefits of journaling. Write for as long as you want, as often as you like.


woman journaling


Ten (10) benefits of journaling 


Reduce stress

After getting your thoughts and feelings out, you should feel less stressed.

Improve your health

Studies show that the relief gained by writing improves the body’s ability to withstand stress, infection, and disease.

Achieve goals

When you use your journal to write down your goals, you can keep better track of your intentions.

Track progress and growth

If you make journaling a regular habit, you can see how much progress you’ve made by reviewing previous entries.

Gain self-confidence

Seeing your progress can also give you a serious confidence boost. 

Find solutions to problems

Journaling can also be used for problem-solving. Writing out your thoughts can help you come up with solutions.

Resolve arguments 

Writing about arguments or misunderstandings helps you see the other person’s point of view. It can also help you figure out a way to settle the conflict.

Get in touch with yourself

Taking a few minutes to write down your thoughts and emotions will help you get in touch with your true self. 

Improve writing and communication skills

Writing improves with practice. When you journal every day, you are practising the art of writing. 

Find inspiration

You can use your journal to brainstorm or let your imagination run wild. Inspiration might strike while you’re writing or drawing.

 

notebook

If you want to start journaling but don't know where to start, here are a few different types of journaling options to consider:

  • Stream of consciousness journaling
  • Dream journaling
  • Food journaling
  • Fitness journaling
  • Gratitude journaling
  • Bullet journaling
  • Travel journaling
  • Sketch journaling
  • Day’s events journaling


No matter which type of journal you decide to keep, remember there is no right or wrong approach. Do you keep a journal?