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How To Feel Better Without Makeup



We admit it, we love makeup! There is no better feeling that dolling yourself up with a flawless face. However, there are those days when you might want to go for that minimal look or there are days when you simply don't have the time for your usual makeup routine. Regardless of those reasons, we at least recommend going makeup free for a few days every now and again in order to give your skin a break. For us, going makeup free means that you need to keep up with the maintenance of your natural features. Today we have put together a list of the things you can do to make yourself feel better without makeup!

1. Look after your skin!
Don't forget to exfoliate, cleanse and moisturize for beautiful skin without makeup. A lot of skin problems can be put down to excessive use of makeup, so it's important to give your skin a break. Splashing your face with cold water will help close up your pores, exfoliating will help remove dead skin cells which can cause break outs and cleansing will help remove oils and dirt from your skin. Also, don't forget to exfoliate your lips for them to look at their best when bare.

2. Fake tan

Applying some fake tan or a tinted moisturiser to your face (and body) can make you feel a lot better about your natural skintone as it will help even it out and hide dark circles.

3. Keep those eyebrows maintained

We needn't tell you that 2014 was the year for eyebrows, and yes the trend was to have them big and bold and most of us used makeup products to help achieve this. So much so, that taking off our makeup sometimes left us wondering if we had any eyebrows at all! Well, in order to feel confident about them without makeup, we need to go right back to accepting their natural shape. If you've over plucked them, let them grow back (natural oils such as coconut or olive oil can help speed up growth). Then shape your eyebrows with the help of a professional (or a youtube guru...) in order to make the most of your natural shape when you aren't filling them in. Finally, if your eyebrows are light then you can tint them to make them darker and this will add more definition.

4. Tint those eyelashes
Tinting works well for your eyelashes too! They may not add the thickness and fullness of mascara, but it will help them stand out and open your eyes more.

5. There is nothing wrong with a bit of transparency
Some may call this cheating, but we assure you it's not! You don't have to abandon beauty products all together as we think anything transparent goes for makeup-free days. We're talking clear eyebrow gel, lip balms and transparent powder if you have oily skin.

6. Keep your hair looking fresh
A great way to look put together without a face of makeup is by having great hair! Keep it clean and shiny by using conditioning hair masks and make sure to get split ends cut regularly. Try to cut down on washing it too much as this will strip out your natural oils meaning it will get greasier more often when your hair overcompensates. Also avoid using too much heat by finding some "no heat hairstyle tutorials" on youtube!

7. And finally...
Be confident, smile and accept that you can feel beautiful and look beautiful without makeup! Makeup is fun, it's a hobby and it can help you feel more yourself, but keeping up the maintenance of your natural features can help make the transition from makeup to no makeup a little smoother.

How do you make yourself feel better when not wearing makeup?

The Latest Winter Fashion Trends



During the winter, many people struggle due to the cold, but some people rejoice because the start of the new winter season means that new clothes and trends are bound to come out! Doesn't it make you feel great when your wardrobe is full of new clothes? Now, what can we expect to see in women’s fashion, this year?

Tops


  • Loose Knits

We will be expecting to see oversized, loose knit tops this season. There will be a large variety of this style of top which includes styles that are hooded, long, short, loose and also fitted. These tops will suit many different styles of outfits such as skirts, skinny jeans etc. They will all look great together!

They come in large variety of materials, from the finest wool to the ever luxurious cashmere. These tops come in many colours. However, one should prefer the neutral colours this season.

One thing to always keep in mind is that the larger the knit, the more airy the top. Therefore in winter it is important to layer a loose knit top with warm clothing. When layering, make sure that anything worn under the loose knit is well fitted or it will look bulky and this will give an onlooker the impression that you're larger than you really are - something that most women seek to avoid




  • Faux Fur

The faux fur top - whether it's in animal print or just plain fur, this is a huge upcoming fashion trend this winter. They are wonderfully fashionable and give a contemporary look to any outfit. A vest or a jacket is particularly popular.

Trousers



Leggings will also stay here for another season, but this year there will be more focus on the perfect fit. When you choose a pair of leggings, always opt for a thick material with a little stretch, thereby making sure that there will be no gathering effect around the ankles or knees. Skinny jeans and coloured trousers are also a good option to wear this winter season.

Shoes

  • Over the knee boots
Over-the-knee boots are set to be a huge trend this winter in women’s fashion. Many women often fear wearing this type of footwear however, over the knee boots now convey class and a level of sophistication that was never there in the past.


  • Ankle boots
In an almost complete contrast to the over-the-knee-boots, ankle boots are also hot in women's fashion circles this winter. Lace-up boots or embellished styles are firm favourites.

Jewellery



Although always in style, gold and silver jewellery are trending strong this year. Stunning necklaces along with a pair of trendy earrings makes a style statement for any women. Rings and bracelets in a minimal design are also growing increasingly popular.


We do hope this article helps you out during the winter season when it comes to finding the latest fashion trends and at the same time making sure you feel comfortable (as well as standing out in a crowd!)

This article was written by Mary Brown. Mary is a fashion and beauty editor who has worked for many fashion magazines such as 9th&elm. Mary is based in Los Angeles and has a charismatic personality with a sharp and creative eye who can inspire women to feel wonderful and positive from the inside out.

Leave your face alone!

Get your blog organised this year!

For all the bloggers out there, today's feature is all about how to organise your blog in 2015. From your blog theme, to your computer files, notebooks and more. We're going to help you get your blogging butt in gear!


Those notebooks sitting on your bookshelf looking pretty, pull them off, open them up and get listing! We find the best way to come up with blog posts is to carry around a notebook. There may be something in a shop that pulls at your creative wings and inspires a blog post, quickly write it down so you don't forget!

Next, come up with a weekly plan!




For my personal beauty blog, I created a weekly plan so my readers know what days to come back to my blog, for posts that they will enjoy. Place your plan somewhere easy to see and read on your blog, we recommend placing it in your banner or sidebar! It not only allows your readers to know when to view your blog but also helps you plan out blog posts in advance, so you know next Monday you need to have a beauty review ready to go up!



Also, it really helps to have clear links to your social medias which will allow your readers to engage with you on a more personal level. We personally want to stalk you if we love your blog and follow you on possibly everything we can! So make sure you have some clear buttons that go straight to your other sites somewhere on your blog!


If you would like to see some more 'blogging tips' posts, then leave us a comment with some suggestions on what kind of advice you need and we will get right on it!
This article was written by Soph from www.vavaviolet.com Follow Soph's personal beauty, fashion and lifestyle blog to keep up with what she's up too!

Get The Street Style Look: Long Length Winter Warmer


In our 6 Tips & Tricks To Make Your Outfit More Stylish we mentioned at number three that mixing different lengths of layers makes for a more stylish look, but we didn't exactly explain why. The reason being was that we wanted to go into this little style trick in more detail in the future. The simple fact of the matter is, wearing a jacket or coat that is the same length as your dress or top is highly predictable.

We're not saying that this tip is any kind of break-through in fashion, but it really does help to create a more interesting look in some cases. It just adds a different kind of dynamic to the outfit. So when you're wearing standard mid-rise jeans and a jumper, pair it with outerwear that is a contrasting length. An amazing aztec print poncho should do the trick...

aztec poncho cardigan scarf + grey roll neck knit speckled jumper + black skinny jeans + green ankle boots + fedora hat + winter fall outfit 2015 + fashion bloggers + outfits trend
1. Boohoo Roll Neck Jumper £18 | 2. ASOS Aztec Woven Cape £25 | 3. ASOS Green Leather Ankle Boots £25 | 4. Boohoo Feather Trim Fedora £5 | 5. Boohoo Skinny Jeans £25

For a look that's warm and fashionable, pair some skinny black jeans with a speckled roll neck knit jumper that looks much more luxurious than it's 18 quid price tag. Next, pair the look with some ankle boots in the not-so-traditional colour green. Finally add the eye-catching aztec print poncho and finish the look in true western style with a fedora hat. Perfection.

What do you think of our look of the day? Would you wear this outfit?
Must Read: Shop The Looks: Ways To Wear The Roll Neck Jumper

Contour like a Kardashian!


Need-To-Know 2015 Beauty Releases

A new year not only means restarting your diet, creating bucket lists and dreaming about all the places you're going to travel in 2015, it also means new beauty releases (personally my favourite).

2015 is going to be big for high end beauty, with some amazing collections from drugstore brands coming out as well! 


But what do you need to watch out for?


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