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Monday, September 20, 2021

How to style uneven earlobe piercings

September 20, 2021 1 Comments

Hello everyone!


As you can see from the current most popular posts in the sidebar, piercing-related articles are well-liked on this blog.


Today I want to talk to you about an unfortunate situation; that sadly is not that uncommon! Uneven piercings occur when one ear is pierced slightly higher or off to one side from the other. When this happens, the only way to correct the problem is to have one of your lobes re-pierced to match the other. First, the earrings must be removed, and the piercing must close before you can pierce it again. Healing generally takes six to eight weeks.


If a person only has one set of earlobe piercings, the best thing to do is getting one or both ears re-pierced. However, if the unevenness happens with a second or third set of lobe piercings, there can be other options.


If getting them re-pierced isn't an option for you, and you do not want any more piercings, your best option is mixing and matching your earrings. Having different shapes and sizes across your lobes could help offset the placement discrepancy. Furthermore, mismatched earrings are very trendy at the moment.


uneven lobe piercing with mismatched earrings

My lobes are pierced this way intentionally. I prefer an asymmetrical look!


uneven lobe piercing with same earrings


As you can see, when wearing the same jewellery on both ears, the unevenness is much more noticeable.


Alternatively, if you are open to the idea of adding more ear piercings, you could try a constellation piercing. This will make the uneven piercing look intentional. Constellation piercings are multiple piercings that are placed to create unique patterns that are reminiscent of star constellations in the sky. While constellation piercings can come about accidentally or by fixing an ill-placed piercing, they can also be deliberate.


If you are searching for an edgier option, you could also add another piercing to create an orbital! An orbital piercing is a combination of two ear piercings connected by one piece of jewellery, generally a hoop.


Remember, when getting a piercing, always check the marks in a mirror before approving the piercing. 



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Friday, September 10, 2021

Autumn (Fall) 2021 nail colour trends + NOTD: Green with envy

September 10, 2021 1 Comments

 Hello everyone!


Autumn/Fall is only a few days away and, with the new season come new nail polish colour trends.   In today's post, I will share my favourite colours for the coming season!



Let me start with one of my favourite nail colour trends;


  • Green

Green nail polishes are becoming very popular in every shade you can think of - from olive and sage to hunter green and jade.

Since this is the nail colour I am wearing right now, I'm adding a "nails of the day" (NOTD) post in this article.  Back when I started this blog, I used to publish these types of posts quite regularly.  

green nail polish manicure

green nail polish manicure

green nail polish manicure

green nail polish manicure

green nail polish manicure

green nail polish manicure

  • Deep nude

Nude colours have an elegant and clean look.  Selecting a slightly deeper tone is a great way to update your look for the new season.


  • Deep red

Reds and burgundies are traditional autumn and winter colours but hugely popular this year, nonetheless. 


  • Brown

From chocolate brown, tan, or taupe, there are various shades of brown you can choose from. 


  • Mix and match

When you cannot decide which autumn nail polish shade you want, you can always wear a different colour on each nail. 



What is your favourite nail polish colour?  Leave a comment and let me know!


Have a great weekend!









Wednesday, September 08, 2021

Six (6) reasons to keep your nails short

September 08, 2021 2 Comments

Hello everyone!


Long nails are perceived by many as being classy and stylish.  However, long nails may not be worth the looks.

Below are six (6) reasons to opt for short nails instead of long ones.


1.  Practical


Short nails give you the freedom to do all the things that you love without restrictions - you can easily do your chores, pull your zipper, buckle shoes, play with your pet or young children and wear contact lenses.  People with long nails know the pain of trying to do the simplest, everyday tasks.  Typing on a keyboard, opening containers, and even fiddling with buttons can prove to be difficult with long fingernails in the way. 


colourful manicure


2.  Fuss-free


The last thing you need on your worry list is the possibility of breaking a nail.  Keeping long nails also pose a health hazard to you and the people around you.  Constantly poking yourself in the eye - not fun!


3.  Hygienic


Health and hygiene go hand in hand.  Fingernails can harbour dirt and germs, leading to the spread of infections.  Longs nails are also a breeding ground for bacterial and fungal infections.  Ideally, you should trim your nails often and keep them short during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Considering that COVID-19 is primarily transmitted between people through respiratory droplets and contact routes, keeping our hands, and by extension our nails, clean is vital.  Regardless of COVID-19, studies have shown that nail extensions and artificial nails harbour more bacteria than natural nails.


4.  Stronger


As we all know, shorter hair that undergoes regular trims tends to be stronger (and healthier) than long hair, and the same can be said for fingernails.  


woman getting her short nails done



5.  Saves time and money


Just imagine all the money you can save on manicures and nail polish if you keep your nails short.  Plus, short nails are easier to maintain and save you a lot of time. 


6.  Versatile


You can never go wrong with short nails no matter the occasion be it, a party, work or anything in between.



I've been keeping my fingernails short for a while now; I find them more practical this way.  Do you prefer long or short fingernails?








Saturday, September 04, 2021

Cute and easy back to school hairstyles

September 04, 2021 2 Comments

Hello everyone!


I lived here in Malta all my life.  What many of you might not know is that: students in Malta have to wear a uniform.  They also have a strike dress code, and makeup is not allowed.  There are also regulations regarding hairstyles, schoolbags and the wearing of jewellery.  


But since this post is all about back to school hairstyles, let's focus on hair regulations for a second.  Hairstyles "unbecoming the school uniform" (whatever that means) are strictly forbidden.  Students have to keep their hair tidy and tied back if it is long.   No "extravagant" hair colouring is allowed.  Only simple hair bands matching the school colours may be worn; other hair accessories are not allowed.  Needless to say that fashion-wise, my schooldays were not fun at all!


For this reason, in today's post, I will include simple hairstyles that can be worn by most hair types.  And for all the lucky ones who can rock their hair however they like, I will also include links to some cute and trendy hair accessories.


This time of the year is the perfect time to try on some new hairstyles for school.  Keep reading for some cute and easy hairstyles for school anyone can try, even those who oversleep.



1.  Double side buns aka space buns


woman styling little girl's hair

If the hair buns feel loose, secure them with bobby pins; use as many bobby pins as you need.  Once you are happy with your style, always finish with hairspray to keep it looking pretty all day!

teenage girls taking selfies

Space buns look good on girls of all ages.


2.  High ponytail


I wear my hair up a lot - my tip is to flip your head upside down and brush your hair to the crown of your head. Then secure with a hair tie.

 

3.  Half-up, half-down


Half-up hairstyles are easy, totally effortless, and are perfect for a lazy hair day.  Try the half-up bun or top knot, the half-up pony or the half-up braid or double braid.


woman with hair accessories

4.   Add a little quick sparkle to your look by clipping in a few barrettes or adding a trendy hair accessory.


5.  Braids


There are different variations that you can try out depending on your mood and the occasion.  Many are familiar with the French braid, the fishtail braid and the Dutch braid.  However, let's not overlook the traditional, simple three (3) strand braid; easy, practical and still cute.  This simple braid can be styled into an endless number of hairstyles as well.


woman braiding her curly hair

teenage schoolgirl with two braids hairstyle

woman braiding schoolgirl's hair

This was my mum's go-to hairstyle for me in my primary school days. 


6.  Braided ponytail


If you are bored with how you typically wear your ponytail, you could try the braided pony.   Starting just off centre, create a French braid down the side of your head.  Secure with a ponytail, and you're done!


woman in the park with a braided ponytail hairstyle

How do you typically style your hair for school or work?  Leave a comment and let me know!


Talk to you soon!








Sunday, August 16, 2020

Femme Luxe fashion haul on a good hair day

August 16, 2020 1 Comments
Hello everyone!

This past couple of days I published 3 (three) blog posts.  On Friday, I wrote about what kind of earrings you should wear with your protective face mask in a post titled Accessorising during a pandemic.  Then, on Saturday I wrote about My current haircut and in the early hours of this morning, I published a FOTD (Face Of The Day) post in which I wrote about wearing makeup under face masks in a post titled FOTD: Do you wear makeup under your face masks?

Today's post is one of my favourite kind of blog post; a fashion haul!  I love doing this kind of post for a few reasons: first, I love showing you what I get and sharing the links with you so you too can shop my style, if you want to.  Second, I love having an excuse to dress up, and in this case, put on makeup and take some pictures.  Funnily enough, I HATED having my photo taken ever since I can remember.  My childhood photo albums are full of pictures of me pouting or covering my face because I did not want to take photos!  I always was, and still am, an introvert but as you can see I no longer cover my face in my photos. 😂  Still, I prefer to take my own picture as opposed to having my pictures taken!  I am a little bit of a "control freak".

That's enough chit-chat; let me show you the 5 (five) items I got from Femme Luxe.  This time around I ordered  3 (three) t-shirts and 2 (two) loungewear sets.





The first item in this fashion haul is a black t-shirt, featuring a Love YaSelf slogan print with a crew neck.  This tee is both simple and cute!  If you don’t like the black colour, this t-shirt is also available in white with the slogan written in black.





The second clothing item in this haul is actually two; a two-piece that is, a grey short-sleeved crew neck top with matching leggings.  I'm not particularly fond of tracksuits but I'm absolutely obsessed with Femme Luxe loungewear sets, as I told you multiple times in previous blog posts. What's not to love?  These sets are comfy, stylish, practical and very versatile! 💗





The third item I got is a black boxy long-sleeved tie loungewear set, featuring a matching comfy jumper and cuff legged jogger trousers.  You can eighter pair this with a pair of trainers or spice it up with your favourite heels!  See what I mean?  This is why I'm always saying that these sets are very versatile!   






The fourth and fifth items are two t-shirts in the same model, in different colours.  If this t-shirt looks familiar, it's probably because I already featured this model in a previous blog post.  I got a black one first and now I got the same t-shirt in lilac and camel.  It's a simple short-sleeved tee with a scoop v neck.





I love both colours!  The lilac t-shirt is very cute and "girly" while the camel one is a very light neutral colour.



As I am typing this the Femme Luxe website is experiencing difficulties, however, the FemmeLuxe app is up and running so be sure to download it to make an order!  Regardless, I still included all the links to the items I featured in this post and you can simply click on the photos to visit the site, once it's back to normal.


I hope you liked this post!  Leave a comment and let me know what's our favourite clothing item from today's haul.