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#FeedArt Beauty: How Celebrities Use Their Body As A Canvas

Kylie-Jenner

Kylie Jenner

When it comes to fashion and cosmetic trends, Hollywood has always been the best place to look for inspiration. This world, strange and unimaginable for most people, represents a group of chosen ones who are able to live their lives to the fullest without any concern for material or even moral obstacles. In that regard, they are dictating what is acceptable and what is not.

Since the 40s and 50s, when Hollywood launched a fab of smoking cigarettes (which is no longer acceptable by most people), to modern days when actors promoted different surgical and cosmetic procedures, there are different trends that originate from big screen. Life of glitz and glamour is appealing to many individuals so this is why many people choose to follow this lifestyle. It’s enough to take one look at one of the celebrities and immediately wish to have such appearance.

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Lil’ Kim

Although surgical procedures have been most popular aesthetic trend for quite a while, many stars are trying to find new, non-invasive treatments that will improve their looks. Keep in mind that in an industry where looks gives you a job, it is important to always stay on top of your game. These celebrities manage to create real life art from their bodies by using exercises and various aesthetic treatments.

In last few years, more and more people are using Botox. It is quickly rising in popularity as a great way of treating upper parts of your face, without need for painful and potentially problematic surgeries. The best thing about it is its longevity. Effects last from six to twelve months. So, even if you are not satisfied with the results or if you are willing to try something else, you can always change your opinion at any time. Also, unlike surgeries, it is not as restrictive. There is no special procedure that you need to adhere to. Treatment lasts for about 20 minutes and after that celebrities can get back to their daily routine.

Joan Rivers

Joan Rivers

Similar to Botox, medical fillers are cosmetic treatments that uses needles to administer the drug during a very short visit to doctor’s office. Again, effect is not permanent and the procedure is painless and harmless. The difference between these two treatments comes from substances that are used for the process.

Botox uses botulinum toxin, one of the strongest toxins known to man. It works by loosening the muscles and disabling mimic wrinkles which appear when we are frowning or smiling. Medical fillers use different substances such as collagen and hyaluronic acid. Both of them are present within our body so there are no severe side effects when using these products because the body absorbs them easily. Unlike Botox, fillers are used to treat lower parts of face, neck and cleavage area.

As it can be seen, Hollywood stars are trying to carry out a natural life by using the substances and treatments which will pose least health risk. This global trend doesn’t only relate to aesthetic procedure but our diet as well. This is why, natural, holistic treatments such as sauna, spa and cryotherapy and hydrotherapy are quickly rising in prominence.

This guest article was provided by Medica Depot.

STYLE

Top Story: 7 Stylists Share Their 2015 Fashion Tips

sos by bernard buieBernard Buie: Designer & Humanitarian – sosbybernardbuie.com

Trends for next season will be The Nautical Theme, Buie Blue as the main color. Buie shirt, pants and LifeSaver Condom Boxers are the next big thing for the S/S season.

Dress for Success 100% of the time.


BriBri Thomas: Freelance Journalist – glitterandlife.com

As a fashion blogger and marketing manager in Austin, Texas, my top fashion tip for 2015…Do you! Sure, winter whites, chunky knits and fabulous capes are “in,” but you won’t be able to pull off any of those looks without inner confidence and your own personal touches.

As you’ll see in my blog, I mix affordable outfits with luxurious pieces – then top it all off with a signature piece or two.

Trends come and go, but your style is original and should be seen in all that you do, especially your great #OOTY (Outfits of the Year ;)!

 


 

layer7Gina Curko: Stylist – seesawboutique.com

It is all about the layers baby!

Take your point of destination into consideration when you’re dressing. The outfit has to be right for the occasion. So when walking in the city layers adds to your overall look. It gives you depth and flow. In winter we can get extremely cold but this does not mean to get sloppy when we are choosing to stay warm.

Fashion needs to be applied in layers so that your over look is well thought out and well put together. Every item has to be coordinated. The jacket, bag sunglasses, shoes, and of course the hair! It all has to tell a story.

Look at this picture. Now you are in the know.

 


 

 hoo-kongAlexis Davis: Designer & Founder of Hoo-Kong – Hoo-Kong.com

A simple yet significant style is always the way to go. Hoo-Kong jewelry adds that significant touch to your ensemble. I love an all black outfit with a signature piece of Hoo-Kong jewelry.

1. Keep it simple (Don’t over-think your outfit)
2. An all black look is ALWAYS in style.
3. Compliment your outfit with a bold statement piece.
4. Most importantly wear what makes YOU feel and look good…simple.


MeghanMeghan Celeste: Creative Director – ThriftingwithStyle.com

2015 The Year of Being Fearless!

Forget about Orange being the New Black!!! In 2015, Cobalt Blue is the New Black. From winter to summer cobalt blue will work in every season. Because of its brighter shades of cool hues this color will work with all ethnicities light to brown shades.

Dare to be different this year!!!! Make it your business to set a trend this year, not just following the ones given to you.


 

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Catenya McHenry: TV Host/Re-Stylist/Style Editor – catenya.com

You may have cheated on your new year’s resolutions by now but one resolution you should definitely keep is whipping your closet into shape.

Get Organized – Sort through your tops, bottoms, and accessories. Group them together. You could even color code and sort pieces by type; meaning all short-sleeved tops together, denim together and so on. If that’s much too OCD for you, start gradually and at least sort like-minded pieces together. That’s a sensible way to see what you have and it makes getting dressed in the morning simpler and less stressful.

Hang it Up- Purge and toss the wire dry cleaner hangers and upgrade to sturdier ones that match in style and color. Hang your heavier pieces like cardigans, blazers and sweaters on strong hangers like wood or velvet. Hang your trousers on grip clip ones so they hang without the risk of the permanent crease.

Since I’m a Maxxinista, I tend to shop T.J. Maxx for quick organization ideas and reasonably priced bundled hangers. Other shops like The Container Store, Target and Bed, Bath, and Beyond have wonderful organization and storage solutions too!

 


 

LuxeColore.com founder, Tanya SotilloTanya Sotillo: Founder – luxecolore.com

Being stylish is just not about fabulous clothes. Jewelry, shoes, handbags, scarves, belts, the list of awesome accessories that can take your look from boring to chic goes on and on.

There are accessory dos and dont’s when it comes to stepping out in style and we’ve got you covered.

Here are just a few accessory tips for any season:

•Remember, when it comes to jewelry, a statement should complement your outfit not overpower it.

•Something as simple as changing your jewelry and slipping on stilettos can transition a daytime outfit to a date night ensemble.

•No matter the season, a stylish scarf or belt and help complete a look.

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To the people who don’t find black women/men attractive, why? – GirlsAskGuys.com

Question: To the people who don’t find black women/men attractive, why?

Black people seem to be the least liked by a lot of people on GAG, and I really don’t understand why..

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The responses to this “popular question” on Girls Ask Guys really tripped me out!

Read responses via – GirlsAskGuys.com.

DANGERMASLOGO

365 Days of Dangermas: Day 79

DANGERMASLOGODay 79 – March 20, 2013:

It’s the first day of Spring and it’ s cold  as hell and snowing! Go figure, Michigan! Tomorrow is Spring school picture day for Senia and I just flat ironed her hair for the first time. She loves it and can’t stop posing! It should make for a pretty cute picture. A lock of  Senia’s hair goes in the Dangermas tree today. Don’t worry I didn’t cut it out; it’s from the brush 😉

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Not Senia’s hair, but pretty darn close…

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365 Days of Dangermas: Day 78

DANGERMASLOGODay 78 – March 19, 2013:

Nothing to report and nothing for the Dangermas tree. Sorry! It’s one of  those boring, cold, snowy days where all you really want to do is sleep. I did get some new clothes I ordered in the mail today as well as a badass pair of black and red boots. OOooooooh, I love shoes!

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5 Great Homemade Hair Treatments

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Don’t spend a bunch of money on store-bought hair treatments filled with chemicals and ingredients you can’t pronounce. You can make a variety of inexpensive hair treatments for all hair types that use the ingredients in your kitchen. Ingredients like eggs, honey, and oatmeal create natural, organic, and easy-to-make hair treatments that can help to add moisture and shine to your hair.

  1. Honey and Olive Oil

The first hair treatment uses honey and olive oil to help treat your dry and sun-damaged hair. Mix ½ cup honey with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and apply the mixture to your clean hair. Be sure your hair is damp to make it easier to apply the mixture. Let the treatment sit in your hair for about 20 minutes, then rinse with warm water.

  1. Lemon Juice and Olive Oil

This olive oil hair treatment also uses lemon juice to improve dry, itchy scalps. Add 2 tablespoons olive oil, two tablespoons of lemon juice (freshly squeezed) and 2 tablespoons of water to a small bowl. Add it to your hair, massaging it into your scalp. Rinse the mixture from your hair with warm water after 20 minutes and then proceed to shampooing.

  1. Avocado

Avocado has been used for homemade beauty recipes, including hair treatments, for many decades. If you have damaged hair, avocado will work wonders. Add a mashed up avocado to your damp hair and rinse after 15 minutes. You can also add another ingredient to the mixture such as mayonnaise or egg yolk. Limit this hair treatment to once every 2 weeks.

  1. Cornmeal

Use cornmeal on your hair to help remove grease and oil; this is a great hair treatment for oily hair. Add 1 tablespoon of cornmeal to an empty shaker, such as one that had salt or pepper in it. Sprinkle the cornmeal onto your hair and leave for 10 minutes. Brush it out after 10 minutes using a paddle brush.

  1. Eggs

One of the best things for the health of your hair is eggs, both the white and the yolk of the egg. This can be used on all hair types and will help condition your hair. Add ½ cup of an egg mixture to your hair, making sure it is clean and damp when applying. Rinse it off with cool water after 20 minutes.

Everyone loves the feeling of clean, beautiful glossy hair. It doesn’t matter if you work in oil investments or your local Subway; everyone enjoys a bit of pampering when they come home from work. Use these hair treatments for an indulgent yet budget beauty treatment.

Katie Elizabeth is a freelance writer and content coordinator. She’s worked with many different companies and blogs, including an oil investments company and real estate agency for several years. In her spare time, she studies economical fashion, haircare, beauty and style remedies and loves to share her tips with others on a budget.

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365 Days of Dangermas: Day 74

DANGERMASLOGODay 74 – March 15, 2013:

I finally got a copy of Michael Jackson’s BAD concert at Wembly and let me just say after watching it my Michael mojo is up and running! The DVD is in the Dangermas tree, but I’m sure it won’t be in there for long!

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Top Story: 6 Alternative Uses For Nail Polish

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Ask any woman how many bottles of nail polishes she owns and she probably wouldn’t be able to count. Women often have a surplus of bottles in multicolored hues that they use to adorn their nails with chic color and designs. Well-painted nails have long been a fashion statement ever since the first modern nail lacqeur was introduced by Cutex in 1917. Even before then, Cleopatra was said to have adorned her nails with red henna. Nail polish has long been a mainstay in modern fashion, and throughout the years, several other novel uses have been discovered for this versatile varnish. Who would have thought there would have been more uses for polish than just to paint a pretty pedicure?

Shoe Polish

One novel use for nail polishes is to use them in place of shoe polish. Once a great pair of shoes gets scuffed up, they are often thrown to the back of the closet and forgotten about. But with the multitude of shades that nail polishes come in, one is sure to find a great match. Just make sure to test the color out on a piece of paper before applying to the shoe, as the polish may change shades slightly once it’s out of the bottle.

Protect Jewelry from Tarnish

It can be difficult to find great pieces of costume jewelry, and when one finds that perfect piece of jewelry, it’s always a matter of time before that piece becomes tarnished and unwearable. The reason for tarnish occurring in the first place is due to the air hitting the metal. A great fix for this problem is to apply a coat of clear polish to the jewelry in order to form a protective barrier around the metal. This will keep costume jewelry from tarnishing quickly, thus saving money in the long run.

Protective Coating

For individuals who may have a nickel allergy, the backs of buttons on jeans and other items of clothing may cause skin irritation. An easy fix for this problem is to take polish and paint the back of the buttons where they may rub up against the skin (be careful not to get polish on the clothing before it dries). This will create a barrier between the metal and the skin, which will reduce any further skin irritations.

Curing Warts

Clear polish is also a great home remedy for curing warts. Warts thrive on oxygen, so by coating a wart with clear polish, this will greatly reduce it’s size within a week. Just be sure to coat the whole wart and to reapply polish if it begins to flake off.

Fix Your Panty Hose

Polish is also a great way to stop a run in one’s panty hose. By dabbing a small drop on either side of a run, it will greatly increase the life of one’s panty hose. Polish is also a wonderful remedy to apply to any other clothes which may have frayed, including hair ribbons and accessories.

Protect Split Fingernail

Splitting a fingernail can be a painful ordeal, especially when one continues to re-injure it while waiting for it to grow out. To cover and protect the injured nail, simply split open a tea bag and cut the paper cloth down to the size of the nail. Place it over the nail and coat it with a layer of clear polish. This will serve as an effective temporary Band Aid until the split is able to grow out.

With the abundance of great alternative uses for nail polish, it is almost easy to forget the main function of this fashion staple. With a multitude of uses and more uses being discovered every day, nail polish serves as a great quick fix to many of life’s little dilemmas.

Tanya Loo is a beauty writer for an online beauty store based in Singapore. She offers advice on everyday beauty products like nail polish, makeup brushes and other popular beauty tools.

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