2016 Hair Style Trends To End The Year!

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From sleek and straight to rainbow hued, hair styling trends have undergone some major transformations in the past couple of years. 2016 has brought a new frenzy of styling hair in classic fashion, with a contemporary touch.  Follow through this post to learn all about trending hair styles in 2016.

1.     The Beautiful Bob

The asymmetric bob style is making rounds this year. The stylish hair style is easy to manage, contemporaneously gorgeous and a perfect choice for the upcoming summer season. The short length makes the hair style manageable while the asymmetric cut adds more depth and detail to the style.

2.     A Simple Sleek Pony

2016 has been dubbed the year of au naturel. As things move towards the minimalist, natural trends, so does the hair styling. A sleek and stylish ponytail especially comes in handy when you do not have enough time to indulge in a lengthy hair styling routine. It will not only save you a lot of time and but the simplicity and sweetness of the style will literally make you a star. You can wear this hair style to your work place and rock it like a pro.

3.     Wonderful Waves

The gorgeous beauties with straight hair can opt for stylishly done loose curls. The style is simple, does not take much time and, above all, gives your hair an alluring, pretty look. If you find the curling procedure too overwhelming for workdays, make a loose ponytail out of your hair and curl by dividing them into smaller sections. This will merely take five minutes or so and voila, you will be all set to rock your flirty wavy hairstyle.

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Tip: You can even use you straightening iron to curl your mane. Divide your hair into sections and just fold these sections over the hot straightener. Leave it for a while to get the perfectly done wavy hair that you’ve always wished for. Also be sure to keep it away from the front of your face as that will put excess oil on your skin.

4.     Romantic Braids

If you know how to do a French braid, employ that knowledge so as to up your hair styling game this year. Tie the hair at front into a French knot then turn it into a side braid. If you are heading out to a formal function, simply spin the braid into a bun in order to pull off a detailed look. You can also use floral pins or pearls to add extra shimmer and glow to your style. Besides being elegant and graceful, the French braid turned bun style is absolutely comfortable to carry, giving you a chance to enjoy your day with ease and comfort.

5.     A Classic Chignon

An absolute easy, fuss-free way of styling your hair for black-tie events is to opt for a casual Chignon. We would suggest you to go for some hair-coloring chalks to add depth to your styling. In addition, a little time investment in the latest strobing trends, pastels or chocolate chip cookie style will help you look amazingly pretty and exquisite.

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2016 Jewelry Trends: The Staple Of Fashion

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jewelry piecesJewelry is the fashion staple which adds the final touch to every look. A beautiful piece of jewelry is like that cherry on the top. It can give new life to your style, and go very well with proper strobing.

Jewelry trends have been rapidly changing in 2016 which makes it difficult to keep pace with them. But you do not have to worry as we present you the most popular jewelry trends of ’16 from the ramps of the latest fashion shows. These trends will surely make you shine.

  • Studs and Earring Jackets: The simpler, the better. Studs are trendy jewelry items that have always been in fashion. They look simple yet divine. Similarly, earring jackets give a classy look to your ears. Both of these fashionable jewelry pieces are in style and can be worn to both formal and informal occasions. No matter where you wear them, they will look absolutely marvelous.
  • Midi rings: Midi rings are the perfect choice if you want to look unique. Moreover, these rings look really cool yet funky when two sets of Midi rings are worn on the same finger. Midi rings can define your whole look. In addition, midi rings look best when worn with neutral nails.
  • Chokers: There is no doubt in saying that chokers are a must have this year. These chic necklaces are designed uniquely so that you can rock the look. In fact, chokers can give you a more sophisticated and elegant look as well. Anyone wearing chokers is always the center of attention at any event.
  • Oversize Earrings: The ramp models have been witnessed wearing oversized earrings at every fashion show this year. No doubt, oversize earrings quickly grab attention. Every fashion and jewelry lover must have one of these. These earrings show case your great fashion taste.
  • Arm Cuffs: Decorated with pearls, diamonds or stones, arm cuffs can be found in the jewelry box of every statement earingsjewelry lover. You can put them on when leaving for office or even on a hangout with friends. This beautiful piece of jewelry can give you an elegant look.
  • Statement Earrings: There is nothing like a nice pair of statement earrings. Available in a variety of colors, designs and styles statement earrings can give your look a luxurious touch. Quite a few famous actresses have been spotted wearing statement earrings at the Oscars and many other award shows.
  • Palm Cuffs: Made up of shining stones and diamonds, palm cuffs are a new jewelry trend that was seen on the ramps of latest fashion weeks. Though palm cuffs are mostly simple but they never fail to add a fancy touch to your look.
  • Anklets: For a more traditional look, you can wear anklets that will make you look truly stunning. It cannot be denied that anklets are a piece of jewelry that has been in fashion for years. But it is also important to remember that anklets should be worn only with traditional dresses. Anklets are a piece of jewelry that completes your jewelry box.

We cannot deny the fact that a jewelry lover can never have enough jewelry, but with this guide you can know about the top jewelry trends from award shows, red carpets and the ramps of the fashion shows. This trend is constantly changing and there are new styles and ways of wearing jewelry every year, so we will try to keep this post updated each time something drastic comes around!

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Beard Grooming – The Right Way To Go About It

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Whether you are a heavy beard grower, or one who can only churn out some stubble, you still need to groom your facial hair daily and actively. If you don’t, you can be left with some unkempt and unattractive facial hair that will chase all your potential female prospects away. Beards have been steadily becoming a staple among the male grooming world, so proper care is something that is vital to stay ahead of the game. Let’s go through some critical techniques to keep that beard trimmed well, or managed if it is long enough to warrant that maintenance.

Start With The Right Shaving Gear

You can’t grow a plant without fertilizer, so the same goes for your beard. You need the right equipment to help you track your progress and allow you to groom it to an even and proper length. What you first should get no matter what the size or type of beard you have is a trimmer. Don’t just rush to the store and get any old product though. You need to do some research and pick out the best beard trimmer of the bunch and one that will work on your beard size and style. There are some trimmers that have very long length settings, and others that have very short ones. Therefore, you need to determine which one is perfect for you so that you don’t grab one that can’t cut the hairs because it the guide combs are not short enough.

Aside from that, you also should get a beard oil to lather that mane up and keep it from itching and bothering your everyday life. It is pretty crucial to own a beard oil, and we wouldn’t advise against it. You will see a drastic difference to the health and the durability of your beard after you start using one for about a month or so. Now you have the gear that fits your requirements, whats next?

Set Up A Scheduled Routine To Trim And Oil Your Beard

Sit down for a minute and think about your daily schedule. Do you work in the morning? Do you have the night shift? How long since you wake up till you have to leave the house? Answer these questions for yourself, and find a 10-15 minute period in between where you can dedicate to just trimming and oiling your beard. A healthy and alluring beard requires dedication, and if you start slacking the results will be very evident to others and to yourself. Don’t be that guy with that ugly, patchy beard because no one wants to get near them.

After you have your schedule setup, the rest is up to you. You can lookup some youtube videos if you are unsure of how to trim your beard, or you can just start practicing yourself and get better over time. One thing to note is that you should definitely keep track of your neck line and cheek line, because they are both important in terms of being well kept. The neck line is easier to determine, and you should measure half your thumb’s length from the bottom of your chin to your neck, and shave the rest off with a safety razor.
Look at the reviews, grab yourself a trimmer and if you need also a safety razor, and then you are good to go for the ultimate grooming experience. Take it day by day, and don’t get frustrated if you are struggling, just look to Youtube for help! Nothing beats a tutorial shown to you. Happy Grooming my bearded friends around the world!

 

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Strobing: Highlight your Best feature

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Beauty is a pleasure not only for the eyes but also for the soul. Every girl and woman is well aware of the power of well-done makeup. The desire to look beautiful pushes one to find out new techniques and ways through which an ultimate result of your expensive cosmetics can be seen at its best. The end goal however always remains the same, to highlight your best features while hiding the ones you don’t want others to notice.

The hassle free techniques are indeed a huge bliss in the busy modern life that can help you look your best with minimal effort. If you are an Instagram user, you must have repeatedly been noticing the hashtag #Strobing for the past few weeks. If you have wondered about the latest fad, your search ends now.

What is Strobing?

According to makeup artists, strobing is a technique used by the accomplished makeup artists as well as fashionistas. Surprisingly, the technique is not as new as it seems but has been around for quite some time. It just has adopted a new name. Unlike contouring which uses Bronzer for adding low lights to your face, the strobing technique masterfully merges the impact of a highlighter and the natural hit of sunlight. According to Jorjee Douglass, a professional makeup artist,

“Strobing is a technique that creates a healthy glow at the highest voltage”.

How to achieve the perfect Strobing look?

The strobed face can be achieved by applying radiance-booster primer or an emollient moisturizer under your foundation. Thus strobing requires high lightening only and the use of Bronzer can effortlessly be removed from the process. In words of Wayne Goss who also has his practical tutorial on youtube“Strobing has absolutely less margin for errors than contouring does”.

This makes it more appealing to the masses because frankly, contouring was way too technical to learn. Hence the use of strobing over contouring sounds absolutely perfect. Goss further specifies the best mix of high lighters in accordance with particular skin types. The liquid and cream based high lighters are the most suitable formulas as far as strobing methods are concerned. Their application is simple and can be done conveniently with the use of your finger tips and fluffy brush but results miraculously vibrant and radiant.

Selection of Highlighter

The selection of highlighter tone varies with the skin type like for pale skin, light pink undertones go well while the dark skin tones should use highlighters with a burnt orange or burgundy tone. The technique is a good way of enhancing your cheekbones, nose tips, brow bones, center of your forehead and requires less artistry which makes it a super tool for the home based conscious beauties.

The fundamental aspect though is to start a process by taking proper care of your skin. A flawless beautiful skin always results in a significantly luminous complexion when treated with any sort of beauty product so it is crucial to decide from the wide range of beauty products the best fit for your skin type.

Strobing is a fun technique and doesn’t require any mastery and artistic aesthetics. Digging all your illuminating products will do it for you and yes it will not result in traditional layering of makeup and foundation that gives you the plastic model look, instead a radiant, more fresh and illuminating face awaits you. Just keep yourself in touch with the latest reads and you can do it all by yourself conveniently. So to all the beauties out there: “Happy strobing”!

 

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HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR FRAGRANCE: A GUIDE FOR MEN

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There are many people who are identified by their dress or the shoes they wear. However you would have met only a select few who, with their choice of their perfume,manage to create an aura which allures others and immediately sets them apart from others.

The fragrance you wear is in fact your Identity card to every one you mingle with. The signature perfumes become an essence of one’s personality and whenever you smell that fragrance in particular, you recall that person. Whether it’s your mother who smelled like chocolate and coffee, your spouse who smelled in the latest exotic launch of Ralph Lauren or your teacher who smelled authentic French, fragrances count!!

Unlike women who have a drawer full of beautification brands, men have very limited choices for enhancement of their personality. Fragrance is one of them. Narrowing down choices for the selection of a signature fragrance for “HIM” is a tricky job. You want the pick the one that best suits your preference and taste while reflecting your own individual personality as well.

Sniffing a right choice out of many options isn’t a rocket science though. What you need to do is to have a grip on the “ABC” of the perfume world.

Perfume Alternatives

To start off remember you need to make a wise selection from various alternatives like:

  • “Absolute” which is made from pure natural oils and extracts but is extremely expensive
  • “Eau de cologne” which is three to five percent oil in an alcohol and water mixture and is very refreshing and quite light.
  • “Eau de parfum” which has higher percentage of perfume oil in it and is more expensive than eau de toilette or Eau de cologne.
  • “Perfume” is also a good choice for those who like distinctive strong aromas.

The choices can be made for the specifications like leather, tobacco, mosses and musk too. Important aspect is to be aware of the scent family that you think suits you best.

Shopping for your Fragrance

With the right knowledge of perfumes, you also need to have an attitude to shop for the perfect complimenting fragrance for you. This requires an appropriate selection of shopping time like your senses will be more alert in the morning than at any other time of the day. In addition a proper sampling is a must. You can’t sniff just by spraying. Give it some time after spraying as construction of some fragrances is in layers. Spray some samples on your skin and check how you like them after couple of hours. Last but not the least, experience online deals as they give you testers with your purchase and can be returned conveniently if it doesn’t float your olfactory boat.

Your personality also plays a vital role in selecting the right choice of fragrance for you like if you are an all American guy you should select something that supports your handsome, playful attitude. Similarly if you are sophisticated and trendy, fresh and crisp are the choices for you.

Remember selecting perfumes is entirely your personal choice. What suits your best buddy might not work with your body chemistry. If you are equipped with the relevant knowledge, selection of your fragrance would not be a daunting task. Keep in mind “YOU ARE NEVER FULLY DRESSED WITHOUT PERFUME”

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