Friday, April 22, 2016

Coachella Hair Styles To Master For Festival Season

The endless Instagram shots of Coachella have got us all thinking about festival fashion and hairstyles. If you’ve been inspired to try out new looks by the likes of Taylor, Kendall and Kylie, here are some of the best trends to try this festival season.

The braided parting
Boho beauty Kate Bosworth hit the headlines at this year’s Coachella with a cool and quirky braided centre parting. If you have fine hair and you find other braided styles tricky, this could be the perfect style for you. To recreate Kate’s look, take a small section of hair just next to your parting and start braiding. Pin the braid securely and create a messy bun. Let the rest of your layers hang free. Team with a white cotton sun dress and well-worn ankle boots, or a printed bardot top and ripped denim shorts.

The dye job
Colour was big business at this year’s festival, with all kinds of shades on show. If you’re eager to channel the swinging 60’s and stand out from the crowd, consider tie-dye. Channel Kylie Jenner with pastel shades. If you’re not brave enough to dye your hair, you can try temporary sprays.

Textured waves
Nothing screams festival chic like relaxed, textured waves. Think beach vibes and bed head, rather than perfectly manicured ringlets. Recreate Alessandra Ambrosio’s low maintenance curls with a blowdry at a salon like Heat Lounge. Alternatively, wash your hair and plait it while it’s still damp the night before and spritz some sea salt spray. Pair with a suede skirt, a gypsy top and sandals for a chic desert look. Finish off with shades and a fringed bag

The new pigtails
Most of us think about our school years when pigtails come up in conversation, but thanks to Kendall Jenner, pigtails are back. This season it’s all about messy miniature buns and loose feathering around the face. This easy style is ideal for a 2 or 3-day festival. Spray some dry shampoo to keep your hair grease-free, and give your locks more texture.

Scruffy volume
In the warmer months, you can let your locks run free, especially at a festival. Avoid spending hours straightening and styling. Go for volume with a blowout, or follow in the footsteps of Laura Whitmore, Kate Moss and Sienna Miller and go for the ‘just got out of bed look’. This style works incredibly with laidback festival fashion and it takes no time at all. When you get up, toss your hair back and add some texture spray. Use your fingers to create volume at the roots and leave the ends. Add a beaded hair crown and some aviators for the ultimate in easy chic.

If you love flicking through photos of events like Coachella, take inspiration from the A-listers and try out some styles at home. There’s something to suit everyone and you don’t need to be a hairdressing maestro to succeed. If you need help, there are hundreds of video tutorials you can follow online.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Want A Stress Free Travel Experience? Read This!

If you’ve travelled in the past, you might not think that there is such a thing as a stress free travel experience. However, we’re here to tell you that there is. You don’t have to stress out about going somewhere new if you don’t want to. This post will help you to have a stress free experience:

Control Your Own Emotions

Know that when you’re stressing, it’s because you’re letting yourself stress. You can only feel the emotions you want to let yourself feel. In some ways it can be unhealthy to suppress your emotions, but in others, you can control them and you choose not to. If something has happened that you can’t control, then there’s no point stressing out over it. The more clear headed and calm you stay, the better equipped you’ll be to come up with a solution.

Create A Schedule Beforehand

Instead of going travelling with no plans like many do, create a schedule beforehand. Put in some things you know you want to do so you have a little structure to your days. You won’t have to do all of the research once you arrive at your destination this way.

Travel With A Reliable Company

Research companies to make sure you’re travelling with a reliable place. There are many transportation options, but you want to make sure you get great customer service.


Leave Yourself Enough Free Time

Although creating a schedule can help, make sure you leave yourself enough free time to do what you want to do too. You’ll likely find some things you want to do when you arrive, so it’ll help to be flexible. Even if you just want to relax for a day.

Take A Translation Book Or App

If you’re heading somewhere that speaks a different language, take a translation book or app to help you get by. If you can learn a few different phrases before you arrive, then do so. It’s good to look like you’ve at least made an effort.


Write Down Important Numbers

Write down any important numbers you might need, just incase. You never know what will happen, so note them down and put them somewhere safe.

Keep Valuables Safe

Keep your valuables safe. This might mean hiring a safe, or keeping them on you in a secret pocket. Some people like to take extra precautions, such as taking an extra wallet out with them in case of a mugging. Travel insurance is a must too.

Make Copies Of Documents

Make copies of important documents and keep them somewhere safe too. You can never be too careful!


Find A Way To Stay In Touch

Find a way to stay in touch with the people you are travelling with, or the people back home. They will want to know you are safe, and they can raise the alarm if they don’t hear from you. You might download Skype or buy a foreign phone to stay in touch.

You can definitely minimize your stress if you plan ahead and use some of the tips in this guide. Ultimately, how much you stress depends on how much you let yourself stress. Try to enjoy each moment of your travels and you’ll have a much better time.

Spring Beauty Trend Revealed: Welcome To The 90's

If you’re a big fan of Kate Moss, or you’re bored of sticking to a rigorous makeup application routine in the morning, spring brings good news. This season, the catwalks are all about daring to bare all. The fresh-faced 90’s are back. With these tips, you can achieve beautiful glowing skin and a barely there look, which will enhance your natural beauty.

Skin care
To nail the natural look, it’s important to invest time and effort in your skin. Ideally, you should already have a skin care routine in place. This should involve regular cleansing, toning and moisturising. If you don’t have a regimented skin care regime, now is the time to adopt one.

Most experts recommend cleansing the skin twice a day, once in the morning and once before bed. Never sleep in your makeup, as it clogs your pores and may increase the risk of breakouts. You can use all kinds of different cleansing products, including face washes and scrubs, wipes and lotions. Look for cleansers, which suit your skin type. If you have sensitive skin, opt for non-perfumed products. After cleansing, apply a toner and then moisturise. You may also wish to use a serum at night. Exfoliate once a week using a scrub or a face mask.

Your diet can also have major benefits for your skin. Drink plenty of water throughout the day and always try and hit your 5-a-day target. Nuts, oily fish and olive oil are also very good for your skin and hair.

Getting the 90’s look
Spring is an ideal time to try out fresh-faced beauty looks. This season’s throwback to the 90’s is all about subtle shimmer and understated glamour. Think minimal effort on the eyes and lips and glowing skin.

To get this look, it’s essential to choose the right foundation, concealer and highlighter. If you want to add a bit of colour to your cheeks with the summer approaching, you may also wish to add a bronzer to your tool kit.

Start by applying a primer to your skin. Primers even out the surface of the skin to provide a better canvas for your foundation. If you have dry skin, use a nourishing primer. If you have oily skin, make sure you choose an oil-free product.

When your primer has soaked into your skin, you can start layering your foundation. There are hundreds of different products to choose from, and the search for the perfect foundation often involves trial and error. For barely there beauty, choose a light liquid or a mineral powder. Start with a couple of drops and blend completely, before you start adding more. Use a brush, your fingers or a sponge. If you have imperfections, such as spots, add a small blob of concealer over your foundation to provide extra coverage.

Once your foundation is in place, use a highlighter to define your features. Dot over brow bones, and cheekbones and apply a small amount under the eyes. Use a nude lip gloss to create the perfect pout. Slick on a layer of mascara, and apply a subtle blush or bronzer to the apples of your cheeks. Make sure everything is blended well and you’re good to go!

How to find the right products
If you visit a store or browse online, the number of products on offer can be overwhelming. It’s difficult to know where to start. Although reviews can be helpful, what suits one person’s skin tone and type may be unsuitable for others. The best thing to do is visit a department store and have a look around. Try out some products and ask for recommendations based on your skin type, your complexion and the kinds of looks you want to recreate at home. Book some makeup lessons, or arrange to have a makeover while you’re at the store. See which products suit you and don’t feel pressured into buying anything you don’t like. It’s also a good idea to take samples home with you. If you’re testing foundation, apply a tiny amount of product to your wrist or your jaw line. Make sure you look for color matches in natural light.

Once you’ve revamped your makeup bag, look out for tips and tricks to help you perfect the application process online. You’ll find all kinds of images and video tutorials. Practice the looks you love, and you’ll be able to recreate them perfectly in no time at all.

When the warmer weather arrives, it’s refreshing to let your skin glow and your natural beauty shine through. This spring, embrace your inner Kate Moss and travel back in time to a land before contouring and heavy brows. Focus on looking after your skin and learn how to create a beautiful, natural look with minimal effort.

The Top 7 Things Couples Argue About!

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Once you have been together awhile, it’s normal for a couple to start arguing over little things. It can be fiery and can often lead to some couples breaking up. Here are the top six things couples argue about!


Money is one of the leading causes of arguments between couples. It could be that one of you has spent too much on belongings they don’t need. Or it could be arguing over who should be paying the bills. As it says here, almost a third of adults said money is the top conflict between them both. If you are living together, you should have in place a list of who is paying what during the month ahead.


It’s important that you continue to have separate hobbies. But some hobbies and interests can cause huge arguments between a couple. The best thing is to understand they might not like it too. And keep a balance between your favorite hobby and spending time with your other half.


Getting on with your in-laws can be hard, and can cause massive issues with couples. Some parents might not like the fact you are together. The best thing to do is to try and get to know them. Hopefully, they will see how much you love each other. Try and spend time with each others family so they can get to know you properly.


It can be hard for friends to understand they will see less of their friend when they get a partner. Spending too much time with friends can cause arguments between the couple. Try and encourage them to split their time between you and their friends. Also, make an effort to get to know each set of friends, as they are an important part of your lives.


Being messy is one of the main reasons couples end up arguing. They often end up falling out if one partner leaves belongings on the floor. or the traditional one; leaving the toilet seat up! Try to decide who should do what in the house, and then the rows will be kept to a minimum.

Fixing/building items

If you buy something new for your home, huge arguments can happen when you are trying to build it. Try and follow the instructions or even watch unboxing videos to help you both do it quickly. Also, when something breaks, it can be a nightmare trying to fix it. Try and take a breath and leave the room if you feel you will start arguing over it.

The future

A lot of us begin to wonder when our partner will commit to us with a gorgeous engagement ring. But if it doesn’t happen, it can cause huge arguments between you both. Be honest with each other about where you see yourself going in the future. Also, if you want kids, it’s best to talk about it before you get serious. It will tear you apart if one of you doesn’t.

Try and talk about the issues between you both before you end up breaking up.