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Saturday, April 11, 2015

A typical brunette?

April 11, 2015 0 Comments
Hello everyone!

At one point or another, we've all heard the stereotypes about hair colour.  Such as; “Blondes have more fun”, “Redheads are wild”, and “Brunettes are trustworthy”.   Of course, every now and then we do fall into those categories, but can hair colour really have an effect on our personality?  Totally, a new hair colour can enhance your mood, style, and confidence, as well as change the way other people perceive you.

Now, personally, I have dyed dark brown hair.  I'm a natural brunette, but my natural colour is a couple of shades lighter than my dye.  I'm considering changing it to a soft medium brown, for the warmer months ahead.  If you too are looking for your perfect hair colour check out  Madison Reed's  website for hair dye advice.   Madison Reedis a hair care company that specialises in hair dye.  Their dye is a healthier salon-quality alternative.

When it comes to stereotypes, the "problem" for brunettes is that a lot of people consider us to be plain and boring.  With brown hair being so common,  it is easy to go unnoticed as a brunette.  However, people also tend to take us more seriously, because of the old "blondes are dumb, brunettes are smart" stereotype.  Additionally, brown locks project sophistication, thoughtfulness, and inner strength.  Darker colours also suggest stability.

#curlyhairdontcare ;)

And now, let me tell you a bit about my personality.  In a nutshell, I'm introverted, independent, thoughtful, creative, analytical, tolerant, open-minded and free-spirited People who do not know me tend to think I'm shy.  When I was younger the fact that everyone assumed I was shy just because I'm more of a listener than I talker used to bother me.  Yes, I'm an introvert but I'm not shy.  I'm an INTP (introversion, intuition, thinking, perceiving)!  Nowadays, I really couldn't care less about what people think of me.  One of my favourite quotes is this one by Dr. Seuss:  "Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."

So, you tell me; am I a typical brunette?  Do I conform to the stereotypes?  Leave a comment and let me know.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Is granny hair the hottest beauty trend of the season?

March 31, 2015 0 Comments
Hello everyone!

In an effort to stay eternally youthful, most women usually touch-up their roots every time they spot a few silver strands peeking out.  Now, there’s a beauty (and Instagram) trend popping up; granny hair.  This new trend is provoking conversation about blurring the lines between ageing and greying.

Jean Paul Gaultier introduced granny hair into fashion back in 2011.  A year later Kelly Osbourne and Kate Moss both sported silver locks and since then everyone from Lady Gaga to Kylie Jenner has been experimenting with this look.

Jean Paul Gaultier - Autumn/Winter 2011

Here's a glimpse of what #GrannyHair on Instagram looks like:

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What do you think of the  'silver fox' look?  At the moment I'm loving this trend.  Would you dare to go grey?  Let me know in the comment section below!

Monday, March 30, 2015

Nine unbelievably simple steps to perfect make-up

March 30, 2015 0 Comments

Hello everyone!

I came across an amazing infographic that I absolutely has to share with you!  This infographic offers great tips on how to create perfect eyebrows; how to properly highlight and contour; how to choose the proper blush; how to properly apply eye-shadow and eyeliner and much more!  Check it out:

9 Unbelievably Simple Steps For Perfect Make-Up
source: visual.ly

So, what is the one make-up product you won’t go without?  Personally, I have to have mascara and a brow product; be it pencil, powder or brow gel!  Share your must-haves in the comments section below.
Have a fabulous day!

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Fact or Fiction? - Beauty myths, debunked!

March 25, 2015 0 Comments
Hello everyone!

It’s time to test your beauty knowledge!  With so many beauty myths out there, it’s hard to know fact from fiction.  Find out which of these commonly held beliefs are true and which ones are entirely false. 

1. Hypoallergenic means you won't have any negative reactions to the product.

Fact or Fiction? Fiction.

Hypoallergenic simply means that most people won't react negatively to it, not that you definitely won't. 

2. If you have oily skin you shouldn't use facial oils.

Fact or Fiction? Fiction.

Facial oils aren't just for dryer skin types.  Not only does oil-prone skin need hydration, but adding oil can actually help the skin produce less oil in the long run.  Oils also assist in healing scaring and hydrating the skin.

3. You can’t smell your own perfume. 

Fact or Fiction? Fact. 

Your nose can become accustomed to your signature scent.  Beware, just because you become less sensitive to your regular fragrance, doesn't mean everyone else does!

4. Pluck a grey hair and seven more will appear.

Fact or Fiction? Fiction.

It’s physically impossible to increase the number of follicles you have on your head as a result of plucking out a hair.

5. You must use anti-aging creams over the age of 30.

Fact or Fiction? Fiction.

This is not a rule; whilst one person may notice fine lines beginning to appear in their twenties, another may not notice the first signs of aging until well into their thirties.

6. Shaving makes hair grow back thicker and darker.

Fact or Fiction? Fiction.

Shaving gives the hair a blunt tip.  The tip might feel coarse or "stubbly" as it grows out.  During this phase, the hair might be more noticeable and perhaps appear darker or thicker, but it's not.

I will be posting more Fact or Fiction? soon!  Like and Follow this blog so you won't miss a post!   

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Outfit inspiration - Valentine's Day dresses

February 10, 2015 0 Comments
Hello everyone!

Valentine’s Day is just a few days away and whether you are having dinner in with your loved one or going out on the town with your girlfriends, Valentine's Day is a day when we have an excuse to get dolled up!  If you don't have your Valentine's Day outfit picked out yet, check out these nine pink and nine red dress options that I picked out. 

These dresses are all available in pink!
  1. ML Monique Lhuillier Give Me A Smooch Gown • Monique Lhuillier • $125.00
  2. BB Dakota 'Rhianna' Illusion Yoke Lace Fit & Flare Dress • BB Dakota • $98.00
  3. French Connection Lizzie Lace Dress • French Connection • $39.60
  4. ASOS Shift Dress in Bonded Crepe with Asymmetric Hem • Asos • $47.38
  5. Tadashi Shoji Lace-Inset Sleeveless Gown • Tadashi Shoji • $428.00
  6. ASOS Premium Bonded Fit And Flare Dress • Asos • $121.45
  7. Lulu Lace Bandeau Skater Dress • Boohoo • $35.00
  8. BB Dakota 'Renley' Lace Fit & Flare Dress (Nordstrom Exclusive) • BB Dakota • $88.00
  9. Adrianna Papell Sleeveless Floral Gown • Adrianna Papell • $258.00

These dresses are all available in red!
  1. Heart Shaped Cutout Skater Dress • Charlotte Russe • $29.99
  2. Best of My Love Wine Red Long Sleeve Dress • $40.00
  3. Glamorous Long Story Short Red Maxi Dress • Glamorous • $63.00
  4. Black Halo 3/4 Sleeve Jackie O Dress • Black Halo • $345.00
  5. Nikibiki Lace Valentine Dress • $68.00
  6. Jessica Howard Long-Sleeve A-Line Sweater Dress • Jessica Howard • $49.99
  7. Glam Squad Shop Red Lace Dress • $69.00
  8. Moschino Valentine Dress • Moschino • $119.00
  9. French Connection Valentine Off-the-Shoulder Fitted Dress • French Connection • $158.00

Which dress is your favourite?  Leave a comment and let me know!

Saturday, February 07, 2015

The history of make-up

February 07, 2015 0 Comments
Hello everyone!

Did you know that make-up has been around for at least 6,000 years?  Throughout history women, and men, have put their health at risk with many homemade cosmetics.  In some cultures, for example, women used arsenic, lead, mercury, and even leeches to look "beautiful".  Thankfully, we've come a long way!  Check out the infographic below to find out where make-up started, and how it got to where it is today.

The history of makeup

Source: Medical Insurance Blog – Via: OnlyInfographic

I hope you enjoyed this post.  Which fact/s surprised you the most?  Let me know in the comments section!