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Category Archives: Fashion

Great Ways to Wear a Fashionable Fur Gilet

The fur gilet is this season’s new waistcoat, and it adds the perfect layered touch to virtually any outfit in your wardrobe. If your goal is to create outfits that look stylish, yet keep you warm and comfortable all winter, you will be very pleased with the look and feel of a fur gilet. Below are some great tips on how to wear fur gilets to your best advantage and stand out at any gathering:

Perfect in Any Weather

Both practical and fashionable, fur gilets keep you looking good, whilst keeping you warm and comfortable as temperatures drop. When the weather chills down, consider layering your fur gilet over a denim shirt or knitted polo neck to keep you warm during windy autumn nights. This season is all about looking cosy, and nothing creates this look better than a fur gilet as the outer layer.

Fur gilets even work for those unexpectedly warm autumn days, as they can be slung over a summer shirt or sleeveless top. Such pieces can also be combined with billowing pyjama pants or prairie skirts, or belted over a maxi dress.

Luxury Fur and Smooth Silk

Any apparel with a silky texture looks fantastic when complemented with fur. Therefore, consider wearing your fur gilet over a long sleeved silk blouse with leggings or slim fitting jeans. For a beautiful and classy evening look, wear your genuine fur gilet over a silk dress and fur trimmed boots.

Have a Blast Going Retro

If you enjoy the retro look and are planning to make the most of this season’s popular 70s fashion trend, choose a long fur gilet worn over jeans, pants or a bold-patterned dress. Pairing your gilet with a fedora hat and a roll neck creates the ultimate retro style. You may also choose to layer your fur gilet over a denim mini skirt, leggings and long sleeve shirt in a classic 70s colour such as mustard brown or olive green.

Unleash Your Wilder Side

If you enjoy wearing animal prints, you will quickly discover that nothing does more to enhance such an ensemble than a genuine fur gilet. Both long and short gilets complement animal print dresses or shirts and also add the perfect touch to leather outfits.

Fashionable Denim is Everywhere This Season

Denim has always been popular, but this year it has been seen on virtually every runway as part of an interesting and eclectic look. This season, fashion designers have paired it with leather, silk, cashmere and last but not least, fur. This makes denim the perfect material to combine with a fur gilet, for a casual, yet stylish ensemble.

Add a Stylish and Comfortable Touch to Your Wardrobe

This year’s autumn/winter season is all about being cosy and casual without sacrificing style, and fur gilets can be used to seamlessly combine fashion and comfort. Consider investing in several gilets in different lengths and colours so that you have one on hand for any occasion or event. Visit www.furgilets.co.uk for more information.

How To Safely Keep A Fashionable Looking Tan All Year Round

Keeping your tan can be a bit of mission if you live in a cold climate that has little sun during the winter months. That is not to mention the short winter days when you tend to arrive at work when it is dark and leave work when or just as it starts to get cold. These are the months of the year that you will need a few tricks up your sleeve in order to keep your tan topped up, bright, and beaming.

Just because the winter months have arrived, it does not mean you should give up on your tan. A little due care and attention, with not much of an investment at all, and you will be able to keep your tan throughout the winter and top it up during the summer.

  1. Use Sunbeds Moderately

There is a lot of hype on whether sunbeds are healthy or unhealthy for your skin. For the most part, if you abuse the electronic sunbed, then just like anything, you are asking for trouble. However, if you use them in moderation, you will keep your tan nicely topped up.

You can either buy one for your home, which then, in the long run, saves you time and money going to a tanning salon. Alternatively, you can just bite the bullet and spend a little to visit a tanning shop just once per week. All you need is an hour on the sunbed and your tan will come back life.

Make sure you use the right tanning product for your skin while you are on the sunbed. This way your tan will come through quicker and remain for longer. You can buy sunbeds here as well as a range of tanning products to use while you are tanning.

During the summer months, you don’t need a sunbed because there will be enough sun to keep your tan going.

  1. Take a Winter Break in The Sun

This is my favorite trick. In the summer I only take a few days off to go to a local tourist destination. There are three main benefits to me doing this. Firstly, every time I go on holiday in the summer (that is when it is summer in the UK), the prices are double because everyone else seems to take a summer holiday at the same time. You end up at a packed out hotel, packed beaches, and it ends up a bun fight to get a deck chair near the pool or on the beach.

I understand that this is because of having kids and the school holidays are the best time, but I also have children and guess what? I use their half-term break to go away and hit the sun. There are plenty of decent deals with quite few that have all-inclusive offers. My list so far includes North Africa, South Africa, Kenya, South East Asia, Caribbean, which is the second advantage to worrying about your tan – it makes me travel, and I have the perfect excuse to go an see more of the world!

This leads me on to the third and main advantage of a winter break in the sun. When the half term comes, it is slap bang in the middle of winter. It is when my tan is at its weakest and I am using spray-on tan as well as sunbeds.

  1. Increase your time on the sunbed on alternate weeks

Once I have my tan from my winter break, I get through to around February and March with no problems. However, around March I use my sunbed twice a week for week 1, once on week 2, twice on week 3, and once on week 4. This reduces the negative impact sunbeds can have on your skin and keeps my tan radiant right up until April when there are few decent days I can get some time in the sun (in between the rain that is!).

There you have it. A healthy way to stay looking healthy. Just make sure that when are in the sun, you do use sun protection. After you have been in the sun or on a sunbed, you will need a decent moisturiser. I use one for after, one for when I go to sleep, and another for the daytime before I use a sunbed or sunbathe. Check out boots to buy moisturisers or any other well-known brand name stores that have staff that can help you reach your skin goals.

I hope this helps, and please feel free to ask me any questions in the comments area. Happy tanning!

How can you become a true renaissance man?

Imagine a world where a man is not bound by limitations that dictate everything from the work he does to the things he is expected to know or be competent at. It may sound like an impossible dream, but it is actually an achievable goal – should you wish to become a genuine Renaissance Man.

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The definition of Renaissance Man

A man who has a balanced life, one which he lives to the best of his individual abilities. There are no limits on what can be achieved, no pressures to specialise and stay in one lane. For example, if a man is particularly intelligent, that can be celebrated, but focus should also be on physical activity. The better your life is balanced, the more you can truly find purpose in life.

The three main aspects which define a Renaissance Man

Knowledge base

A well rounded general knowledge is essential, along with more detailed knowledge of a couple of areas, such as literature, politics or history. This isn’t difficult to achieve – but it does involve looking to a variety of sources to get information. Read specialist publications, newspapers and online blogs – and remember to also look at sources with opposing views to you. A modern Renaissance Man can easily study basic things like world geography alone via the net, so make the most of every opportunity to learn more things.

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Physical self

Not everyone can be an athlete, but being Olympic standard is not the goal. What is important is to make time for fun activities. It also involves eating well and dressing smartly. Classic pieces like Farah shirts, available from sources such as https://www.ejmenswear.com/men/farah, boost confidence and ensure you are always dressed nicely.

Social interaction

Renaissance Men are balanced, remember? That means a good social life is essential to meet mental health needs, and to forge connections within your community. Shy people often struggle to fulfill this step, but it’s important to learn how to get along with everyone socially, and there are lots of tricks you can learn to get through these awkward moments, and a little practice will help immeasurably.

Arts

Don’t overlook the importance of playing an instrument or engaging with a creative pursuit such as drawing. These ‘soft skills’ are vital for a well-rounded personality.

Clean Gold Jewelry

Gold is tarnish-resistant, but it can get dirty or smudged. Lotions, powders, soaps, even natural skin oils that we use regularly can cover your jewelry and cut down their brilliance. Jewelry cleaning removes any such build-up or residue and restores the original sparkle and shine to make your precious jewelries last a lifetime.

Although numerous commercial products are available to clean gold jewelry, most often water and a mild detergent is sufficient to restore the radiance, and a soft brush helps to gently clean intricate filigree designs and stones. Sometimes it can be helpful to soak the gold jewelry in a solution of one part ammonia and six parts water for up to sixty seconds. It is imperative to dry and polish your gold jewelry with a chamois or soft cloth after cleaning.

Jewelry polishing cloths are an effective and inexpensive way of keeping your bits of gold glittering and radiant. These essential cotton cloths help to remove tarnish and to buff jewelry to look as good as new. Avoid wearing jewelry while in contact with household chemicals, such as chlorine bleach as this can discolor or damage your gold jewelry mountings.

Proper storage of jewelry when not in use is essential to keep your golden treasures clean and new. When storing your jewelry, be careful that pieces do not tumble against each other to avoid scratching and loss of radiance. Ideally, store your jewelry in a fabric-lined jewel case, or a box with compartments or dividers or store each piece in individual soft cloth pouches.

All about Cardigans

Cardigans Looks

It seems that just as the old saying goes “there is someone out there for everyone”, there is also a cardigan out there for everybody.
The older man will fall in love with a fisherman’s cardigan or maybe a nice wool cardigan for the golf course. His wife will pop down to the shops in a Marks & Spencer special and as for his children, his daughter will probably be out down the pub in a trendy tight fitting little cardigan from the Gap and his son will be posing down another pub in an expensive Armani number. So as far as looks are concerned, the cardigan has passed the test of time with flying colours.

Cardigans Strengths

Wool cardigans are warm, can be both smart and casual, and are idea for the unpredictable British weather as they can be worn buttoned up when it is really cold and then unbuttoned as the temperature rises. If you like the quite life, not many people will try to talk with you if you wear a big old wool cardigan as they will scared of being told about UFOs or train numbers.

Cardigans Weaknesses.

If you like to be sociable, not many people will try to talk with you if you wear a big old wool cardigan as they will scared of being told about UFOs or train numbers.

Benefits of Matte Lipstick

Minimal transfer – this type of lipstick is basically smudge-free. It stays in place after the initial application and is unlikely to spread over the course of the day. It is a great lip product to give the confidence of knowing it will not transfer when going about everyday activities, such as eating a sandwich or drinking a cup of coffee. Other types of lipstick need to be wiped frequently, but this isn’t the case with the matte products.

Natural looking – even though matte lipstick can give a bold look, they are still very effective at creating a natural appearance that is completely different to many of the glossy types.

Warm weather – this lipstick is a practical option to wear on hot summer days. Many of the glossy lipsticks will start to smudge and get easier to remove. This is caused by the heat and when you start to sweat. Even in hot temperatures, the matte lipstick will not heat up and stays in place with no loss of appearance.

More control – it is possible to have a lot more control when it comes to applying this lipstick. If you are using a doe-footed applicator for the glossy type, it can be different to have complete control over the amount of lipstick applied. Applying too much can easily result in a greasy mess. However, this isn’t the case with a matte lipstick because it is easier to apply and will always feel the same whether you need one, two or three layers.

Look Great In Swimwear

Choose the right colors

A colorful swimwear will make you feel brighter and happier, but the fact is that bright colors highlight your body. If you have areas that you would rather keep hidden then it is a better idea to choose solid colors. You can of course choose a two-piece swimwear so you can have the solid color around the part of your body you are not too comfortable with and the bright parts on areas you wish to flaunt. Darker skinned women look good in bright colors, whereas navy blues and dark purples make great choices for pale skins.

Dress your body shape

A swimwear can look very beautiful in your eyes, but it does not mean that it will look good on you. If you are looking for the best swimwear then you must start by knowing your body shape and what works for it. For instance, women with large busts can minimize the appearance by going for a suit that has wide set straps and straight across cut around the top. Bikini tops that have underwire offer great support too, whereas small busted women can add curves and cleavage in a bikini top that has cups in triangular shape and those with tie-front styles. When you understand your body, then getting the right swimming wear becomes easy and you will feel confident and look just as good.

Work your confidence

If you are not comfortable in the wear you choose, then ditch it and look for something different. The only way you will look good is when you feel good and ooze confidence in the swimming gear you select. If possible, try on the wear and determine how it makes you feel. If you are buying online, imagine yourself in the wear and check the design to be sure that it is something you will be comfortable and confident in.

Dress to Look Young

Try out a new hairstyle. Visit a hairdresser, they will be able to advise and styled your hair to suit you, bringing out that radiant in you.

If you are still wearing glasses, why not give it a try with contact lens? You can have excellent peripheral vision and at the same time, ease, comfort and convenience. Not forgetting to mention, a more youthful look. Don’t you love the way you naturally look without your glasses?

Put on some light makeup to help lift your face, bringing out that natural beauty in you. Do however avoid too heavy a makeup; a heavy eye makeup tends to add ages to the look.

Try out new styles; add a little color to your daily wear. Yes, appropriate dressing for work is important, especially when your job involves frequent meeting with clients. But still, that doesn’t mean that you have to stick to the same old boring dull clothing everyday. Well, as long as they are not too short, too tight, too revealing and too bright, you can still have fun with mixing and matching while maintaining your professional image.

For instance, instead of the usual dull black pants & skirt, you can also go for a Glencheck Pants, Ice Blue Cotton Flare Leg Pants, a Pink Stretch Twill Pencil Skirt, White Pleated knee Skirt…

Matching them with Yellow Stretch Corduroy Belted Blouse, Mint Chiffon V-neck Blouse, a White, Blue & Red Stripe Button Front Shirt… Perhaps even a Blue Dot Capsleeve Jersey Dress?

Many work place, has nonetheless also adopted the idea of a Casual Friday. A printed tee with faded stretch denim jean? Why Not? Well and of course not forgetting the weekends. A Sporty & Youthful look? It’s your weekend you call the shots!

Hmm… Save the best for the last? Well, there’s no need to wait for any special occasion to doll yourself up. You deserve to look your best everyday. Last but not least, put on a smile..

Types of Makeup Brushes

Foundation – the face brush is available in several different types to match the preferred finish. For instance, the buffing brush is the right option to create the airbrushed finish, while the flat brush is more effective at giving full coverage. Also, the flat brush with its angled design is useful for precision work when looking to add concealer to specific facial areas.

Powder – a fluffy or soft brush is a useful tool to help concealer or foundation last throughout the day. This type of brush is great for applying a light application of powder that won’t look cakey or fake. A large brush is the preferred option to minimize shine over the T-zone, while a small brush is more suited to small or sensitive areas, such as under the eyes.

Blusher – the most effective brushes to apply blush are typically medium in size with lightweight, dense bristles and a slightly rounded tip. The best brushes are great at picking up the right volume of blush that can easily be distributed over the cheeks.

Cream blusher – a rounded, firm brush is a great tool to apply cream blusher. It is best applied using a sweeping motion. Also, an angled or flat brushed can be used as a next step to really help the cream blend with your skin. With the right technique, this is a great way to create the natural looking rosy cheeks.

Bronzer – one of the most effective options to apply bronzer is with a large-headed brush. This can help to create a very smooth application for the all-over glow, a contoured definition, or to enhance a natural tan.

Handbag Or Toolbag

Thirty years on, the style and shape of her handbag may have changed, but I guarantee you would still be able to change a spare tyre or prevent nuclear war by poking through the contents of my mother’s handbag.

Alas, it seems to be a trait that has passed from mother to daughter, because I’m the one amongst all my gal pals who can always be counted on to produce a Bandaid for a cut finger, or the perfect lip gloss for a touch up. Oh, and I’m always the one with the spare tissues and tampons.

I would like to ask Dr Freud about my peculiar predilection for carrying the entire contents of my bedroom (and kitchen, and bathroom) in my handbag, but he would probably relate it to some female sexual inadequacy problem. (Penis envy sounds like a good one!)

What never ceases to amaze me is what on earth can the celebs who walk down the red carpet at those gala events possibly fit into an evening bag the size of a matchbox? Heck, they look like they haven’t got room for a match let alone a matchbox.

I always imagine their mother, or assistant, or hanger-on person, inconspicuously lugging their oversized Louis Vuitton traveling case through the rear tradesman’s entrance. After all, what celeb would leave home without a complete makeover kit, change of underwear, spare toothbrush (or teeth!) and an extra bottle of Moët in case of an emergency?

Most men who tell you women are mysterious creatures have never witnessed the full monty, so to speak, of a woman’s handbag. I don’t know if they would have the physical or mental strength to deal with it.