Winter Beauty Report
How to channel your inner fashion goddess for the holidays
If you are a goddess, you are a goddess – regardless of the season… and guess what? We know you are one, and the only thing we’ll help you do at this point is encourage you to unleash it during the holiday season. So, get ready to enjoy the next few lines and all the fashion suggestions we’ve got in store for you!
NOTE: Before we get down to fashion tips, we’d like to get something out there: Don’t depend on a dress size. You are sensual, desirable and beautiful in the size you are now and you should embrace it like a true Goddess! Believe your power, always.
Own a velvet dress
A clean-cut velvet dress is an item you want to have in your closet for the days of festivities and glam. A simple velvet dress dressed up or down can do wonders for your appearance and be worn on several occasions. Pair your sleeveless burgundy sheath with a sheer lace cardigan to create a phenomenal combo for the party you are attending. If you are looking to wow everyone at the office, pair the velvet dress with a long cardigan. You can include tall boots in the mix to dress down the sexiness of the dress.
Be your own inspiration
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Look around and you’ll see (pale) copies of Kim K and the sisters or the forced laid-back, retro vibe. Do you really want to be the same as everyone else? Of course, no. While getting inspired by the currently popular fashion trends is totally fine, we somehow think you can do way better than that. The best way to look dashing each time you step out of the house is to find your fashion voice and channel it, no matter how “off” it may seem. How about this: adjust your fashion to your daily moods and see what happens. If it’s tall boots with just a shirt, so be it. Is it a yellow maxi dress with a slouchy mauve jumper and ankle boots? Cool! Want a hat? Wear it! Even pairing your fabulous designer resort wear with simpler items can work if you combine them in the right way. Listen to your inner Goddess, she knows best what she wants to wear… so, let her have it!
Let the shoulders speak
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There’s something extremely sensual and seductive yet very sophisticated and refined about a woman sporting bare shoulders or just a shoulder drop. We’ve seen the trend hype up all throughout 2017 and we don’t see why this should stop just because it’s winter. Thicker fabrics in interesting prints or rich colors may look phenomenal as a winter outfit, especially if you are headed for a hot date. With a bare shoulder, the makeup should be minimal. Add an oversized coat to the mix (white is hit this winter) or your favorite fur, and see everyone’s jaws drop a few inches. Ha!
All black everything
We know it’s a holiday season and that everyone is expecting a hint of green and red here and there but – if that’s not your vibe, don’t force it. A real Goddess would never let anyone talk her into something that simply doesn’t fit. Your obsession with all-black-everything even during the holiday season is totally understandable, really. Whether we are talking about a comfy black romper, bodysuit, a chic combo like jeans and a blazer, a black maxi or your famous LBD – you should feel free to rock it. Add a little intrigue to your black obsession, though: rich bud diamond earrings, an interesting bracelet or a silver hair comb will do wonders for your style!
This holiday season should be all about embracing and acknowledging your fashion potential, and letting everyone see how gorgeous you are… so, what are you waiting for?
Holidays Gift Guide
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The holiday season is rapidly approaching, and if you want to avoid panicking because you haven’t bought presents for your friends and family, you should start preparing in advance and making lists of things you can give to those you love most. To help you deal with Christmas shopping madness, we’ve prepared a brief list of lovely presents you can give and which everyone will love.
For that special someone
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For your special someone, you will want to find something that’s just perfect, and that kind of gift is always hard to pick. If you are familiar with their hobbies and know what they’re passionate about, it’s easy, but if you’re not quite sure, you can always get them something that shows your love. A nice frame you decorated with your photo inside, a special edition of their favourite book or a video game they’ve wanted for a long time, or even tickets to a concert or a show they wanted to go to will all do the trick.
For the little ones
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Depending on how old the children are, you can start buying things that will encourage them to develop their hobbies and inspire their interest in certain things. Why not you give them their first diary or musical instrument (before you get them the latter, make sure it’s all right with their parents). Of course, when they’re small it’s all about toys and accessories they can use in their rooms, for example a teepee tent where they can read, play with their favourite toys or simply daydream if they want. When in doubt, it’s also convenient to buy them clothes with prints of characters from their favourite cartoon or movie – a Star Wars hoodie or Wonder Woman shirt will be much loved and often worn too.
For your parents
They have been doing their best to make every single Christmas peaceful and to make you feel happy and content, and now you can do something for them. As it gets cold this time of the year, you can always buy them super-soft blankets and warm fuzzy socks (the more ridiculous the design of the socks, the better). You can also give them personalized mugs and make your own Christmas ornaments which they can hang on their Christmas tree and wreaths to put on their front doors or windows.
For gym rats
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Gym rats are easy to buy gifts for because they make their passion clearly visible and don’t hesitate to share with you how much they love the gym and their workouts. This is the reason why this Christmas, your favourite gym rat should get a gym-related gift from you: a nice pair of yoga pants so their workouts are always comfortable, a pair of New Balance Australia running shoes, a fancy water bottle so they can finally replace the old one, or a brand new gym bag. They will love your thoughtful gifts and whenever they use your gift, they will think of you, which will be quite often probably.
When was the last time you bought yourself a Christmas present? The possibilities are endless, but you should give yourself time to reflect on the year that’s passed and to think about what you want from the year before you. If you are feeling a bit worn-out, you can treat yourself with a little something that will make you appreciate the Christmas spirit even more. Buy that book you’ve wanted for months, treat yourself with a weekend getaway with your special someone or your best friend, visit a hair stylist and change your hairstyle, and go on a nice dinner in a fancy restaurant; you’ve earned it.
Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year when you get to spend quality time with those you love the most. People tend to get a bit carried away with the gifts and the food, when the focus should be on bonding and love you share with your family and friends. Don’t forget what the Christmas spirit is all about – feeling warm and safe, and sharing that feeling with others.
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Best Eyeshadow Palettes Under $25
Eyeshadows have ruled the makeup world for some time now. Everyone needs that perfect neutral shade for daily wear or that risqué color for a night out. If you are looking to try out some great new shades without breaking the bank, here are some of my favorite eyeshadow palettes under $25.
Morphe’s 9A Always Golden Eyeshadow Palette
These nine golden shades in the Morphe 9A Always Golden Eyeshadow Palette are sure to take you places, faux real. Crazy-creamy, powerfully pigmented, beyond-blendable eyeshadows perfect for some fun in the sun or some fake-it-til-you-make-it action. Choose your own color adventure. But one thing’s for sure; you’ll never run out of ways to turns heads.
Essence’s All About Toffee Eyeshadow Palette
This Gorgeous Essence All About Toffee Eyeshadow Palette has eight complementing, buildable colors and multiple finishes; satin, matte and metallic effects. It blends easily and the colors will stay on all day! Perfect palette for everyday wear.
Covergirl’s Goldens TruNaked Eyeshadow Palette
CoverGirl’s Goldens TruNaked Eye Shadow Palette has a stunning range of neutral shades for your perfect nude eye look. Richly pigmented shadows in golden, and in a range of colors and textures – from neutrals to Smokeys and shimmers to mattes.
Makeup Revolution’s Iconic 1 Redemption Eyeshadow Palette
Makeup Revolution’s Iconic 1 Redemption Eye Shadow Palette is a perfect mix of pearl, shimmer and matte shades. As comfortable and familiar as your favorite t-shirt, the bronzy tones of this palette will make you want to strip down and bare all (in the best way possible).
NYX’s Cosmic Metals Shadow PaletteCreate a spectrum of out-of-this-world eye looks with the Cosmic Metals Shadow Palette – a new eyeshadow set inspired by NYX Professional Makeup Professional Makeup’s beloved Cosmic Metals Lip Cream. Powered by six pigment-packed eyeshadows, this gorgeous set loads your lids with rich, metallic color and incredible color payoff.Price: $9.99
E.L.F.’s Online Only Need It Nude Eyeshadow Palette
Achieve beautifully natural eye looks with these perfectly curated 10 neutral eyeshadow shades in the e.l.f. Cosmetics Need It Nude Eyeshadow Palette. This collection of hues is ideal for shading, highlighting, and defining the eyes. These silky smooth shadows can be used as a liner, on the lid, and in the crease of the eye for an expertly contoured and blended look. Cruelty free and vegan.
Sleek Makeup’s Under A Spell Eyeshadow PaletteCreate a variety of stunning looks with these 12 shades of mineral based, highly pigmented eyeshadow in the Sleek MakeUP Under A Spell Eyeshadow Palette.Price: $12.99BH Cosmetics Be… by BubzBeauty 12 Color Eyeshadow PaletteKnown to her YouTube fans as BubzBeauty, Lindy Tsang hand-picked the must-have shades in her BH Cosmetics Be… by BubzBeauty 12 Color Eyeshadow Palette. Each shade offers day-to-night versatility – and emphasizes fans’ beauty, both inside and out.Price: $14.50
Models Own’s Supernatural Eyeshadow Palette
Go to a parallel universe with this Models Own Supernatural Eyeshadow Palette. From dark secrets to sultry whispers, it’s totally bewitching. With the brush, apply metallic nudes, shimmer browns and rich golds for a look that’s out of this world.
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Holiday Season Gift Ideas: Jennie Links Jewelry
Winter is coming so this can only mean one thing: the holiday season is near! Now is the time to start your gift search for that special woman in your life, and what a better gift than to frost up your lady with a little ice.
Launched this September, Jennie Links is a fine jewelry brand composed of handmade-to-order pieces produced in New York City. Founder and Creative Director Jennie Jackson’s design aesthetic is based on bringing refined minimal essentials direct- to-customer through online only sales on www.jennielinks.com.
The Jennie Links collections are meant to seamlessly fit any wardrobe with perfectly fitting customized creations. Designed with both the minimalist and maximalist in mind, Jennie Links encompasses the necessary elements needed to complete the perfect jewelry chest. With the added value of direct-to-customer pricing, these minimal accents are the ideal ‘link’ for both the simplistic architect of fashion and the layering maven.
Jennie Links is a revolutionary approach to fine jewelry pricing and customization. As a fashion industry professor, Jackson became frustrated with the degree to which fine jewelry is marked up because of expensive ads and storefronts.
The pricing is set to disrupt the luxury jewelry market and ranges from $200 – $6,500. Offering only 18K gold and VS G color diamonds, Jennie Links is for the discerning customer with impeccable taste.
All rings are offered in quarter size increments, allowing the customer to have a final piece that is their size without any rigged adjustments. While shopping for her wedding ring, Jackson realized perfectly fitting rings were not a concern of the large luxury houses. In order to solve this problem, and offer customers a true fit, she founded Jennie Links as a way to finally have the pieces she desired in exactly the right size and color of gold. All pieces are offered in yellow, white and rose gold. Customers choose what color or combination of colors they want per piece.