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Guest Contribution : Six Beauty Tips to Add Glamour in Women’s Grooming

Ever wondered why grooming is so important? You can have that perfect face and those envious curves to die for, but with a sloppy jeans and that 90’s hair-do you can lose out on a lot of things, you never thought you were meant to own in the first place. Beauty most obviously is about being your own self, nobody is asking you to be a plastic, but grooming is what enumerates beauty, it’s more like teaming that red belt with that little black dress. So here’s six beauty tips that would definitely add glamour to your lifestyle:

Sleep Well

The first and the most important beauty tip is to sleep well, for a minimum of 6-8 hours, that ways you would look fresh. It is important not to wake up with exaggerated dark-circles or puffed eyes, if you look fresh, that makes you feel fresh. So you walk into that board room looking just as good as you were may be two years back.

No Revelations

Women love attention, but it is important to attract the right kind of attention, you don’t obviously want to get mugged. So avoid revealing dresses under all possible circumstances, appear tact and not desperate. Wear properly fitted clothes, with body lines that suit your body-types. Wear what makes you comfortable and respectable.

Mmmmm… Fragrance

It is pivotal for a woman to smell nice, you cannot go out there looking like Angelina Jolie and smelling like a mule. Obviously, not everybody can afford the Chanel No 5, but that does not mean that none of the other perfumes are worth it. Pick out a fragrance that defines you as a lady- summary, sweet and naughty. Avoid perfumes with strong alcohol content and do not apply them directly on skin. Oh and your neck and that wrist, mandatorily requires a sprinkle before a night-out.

 Accessorize it Right

Accessories play a very important role in defining you. Mix and match is a concept which hardly ever goes wrong, but remember do not end up looking like a junk-box. Keep it minimal. It is not always mandatory to accessorize yourself, however a sling bag and a belt is hardly something one can go wrong with.

The Hair and the Make-up

One needs to have an extremely good understanding of how much is too much. The hair and the make-up should be minimalistic and totally based on the place you are supposed to be at. Creating that messy up-do can bring out oomph in the evening party, but would give straight from the bed appearance in the office board-room, not what is expected. For hair, the safest is keeping it straight or rolled into a tact bun, and for daily make-up a little shimmer, soft kohl eyes and a little lip balm should do the trick. Again it’s not always about the skin care products you use, but how you use them.

Comfortable Feet

Lastly, it comes down to the saving grace. Your feet. It is important to moisturize them well, you don’t want them scarred and ugly. When it comes to the shoes you wear, make sure they are comfortable and suited for the place. It does not always have to be high heels, but cannot always be loafers. Pick a shoe that helps you glide and not just walk.

The beauty tips being there, and the skin care products to hide your flaws at their own place, always remember being beautiful is about being confident. Smile a lot, and everything else would just fall into place.

About the Author:

The above article is composed by CJ, a beautician by profession at mynewa.com who loves to share her beauty and health tips via her articles.

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Animal Nursery Editorial Controversy

Hi Poutlings

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Here are some photos from a Harper’s Bazaar photo shoot featuring Kate Upton and some exotic fur babies. There is a lot of controversy, of course, as there always is with Miss Upton. However, before I touch on that, please can I confess – I love Kate’s styling in these photos. It’s very retro, but it’s incredibly flattering. I love the fact that no boobs are pushed on you when looking at these images, and I lovelovelove the fact that Bazaar has some hair and makeup people who weren’t hypnotised by her boobies and actually put some great effort in to make her look great!

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The controversy? The editorial is aptly named “The Animal Nursery” and the theme is that Kate, is not only a largely talented breasted model, acting as a nurse to baby animals, and she poses winningly while holding up various kinds of animals.

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The shoot was styled by Carine Roitfeld and it will appear in all 26 international editions of the magazine. This is hardly the first time a major fashion magazine appears tone deaf about how fashion editorials are accessorised. Vogue recently went under fire by using actual babies as accessories for fashion shoots, and just a couple of months ago, Vogue did an absolutely terrible shoot in the areas of New York which were drastically affected by Hurricane Sandy. So, where does “using endangered baby animals”” fall on the list of editorial disasters?

Fashionista reached out to Harper’s Bazaar, but no one at the magazine would issue any statements. Fashionista also reached out to Zoological Wildlife Foundation, which apparently provided the animals for the shoot, and they wouldn’t go on record either. But, as always PETA did, FYI – I am not a fan of PETA however their statement was interesting…

“The gibbon featured in the photographs is an infant and should be with his mother at all times. Besides the emotional trauma that he has undoubtedly suffered as a result of the separation, his delicate immune system is still developing, and he is susceptible to illness that humans carry. All the animals in the photographs are endangered and should be protected rather than being treated like props.”

Now, PETA, are melodramatic all the time, however – if all of what they are saying is true, (I’m not claiming to know because I am not a vet), then the gibbon should most definitely be with its mother. Damn. As for the little tiger… I think he is adorable. I wish he would follow me home and he could be my tiger for life. I bet he has super sharp kitten claws though… and to honest, that is what bothers me most about this shoot – that they had all those babies together on the set. What if the baby tiger thought the gibbon was a playmate and those kitten claws come out and then…? Disaster.

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Anyway, what are your thoughts?

x missfitz

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