3 Tips To Achieve A Healthy Summer Glow

Depending on where you live, summertime is typically when the sun is shining the brightest. During this season, festivities are at a height, spirits are high, and people are enjoying the many things life has to offer. You may have plans to join in on the fun and therefore, want to ensure you’re looking your best. Seeing as your skin is one of the first things that people see when they look at you, it’s likely that you’re thinking about what you can do to make it glow. The good news is that there are many ways that you can get a summer glow, and this article is going to list a few.

Stay Hydrated

You’ve probably had enough of hearing it, but staying hydrated is a major key when it comes to having glowing skin. If you’ve never really understood how water helps your skin, when your skin is dry, it’s less resilient and elastic which makes it more vulnerable to wrinkling over time. When you drink water, however, it helps flush out toxins and waste products, and by doing so, your skin should clear up whereas when you don’t, the toxins and waste become trapped. In light of this, try to drink at least eight glasses a day. Seeing as this is often a challenge for people, perhaps try carrying water around with you as a reminder and setting phone reminders every few hours.

Cosmetic Procedures

When trying to achieve glowing skin this summer, think about exploring cosmetic procedures as well as natural remedies. Depending on your challenges or what you want to achieve, there are several available that can help you achieve your skin goals. If, for instance, you have fine lines you want to reduce, botox may be ideal; if you’re struggling with ingrown hair bumps, then laser hair removal could be a solution. Likewise, if you want to get rid of acne scars and tighten sagging skin, then skin tightening by Your Laser Skin Care might be the right option for you. You should, however, do enough research beforehand to ensure it’s safe to do the procedure and you’re fully aware of what it entails.

Stick to a Routine

It is important that you understand your skin type as everyone’s skin is different. By doing so, you can explore different products and develop a skin routine that works for you. Some tips on developing a skin routine include knowing your skin as mentioned above, using a gentle cleanser, rinsing your skin with warm water, exfoliating if you have dry, flaky skin, using a toner if you have oily skin, and avoiding products with alcohol if your skin is sensitive. By doing so, you should find that you have consistently decent skin and you also have a unique glow to show for it.

For many people, skin is an important part of their physical appearance and for reasons that are understandable. As mentioned above, there are many ways to ensure your skin is at its best, and many require developing a routine. By doing so, you should find that your skin is enviable and glowing this summer.

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Dressing According To Your Body Type

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Fashion can be a whimsical experience. There are a variety of accessories, fabrics, styles, and designs. But, one of the most important style tips is to dress according to your body type.  How can you discover your body type?  See the example below:

Knowing your body type allows you to purchase clothing based upon the direction of lines and patterns. It also serves as a guide when buying shapewear to camouflage targeted areas such as the  stomach, hips, or thighs.

The first step to dressing for your body type is to getting the right measurements and selecting your physical shape.  Your shape is either an Hourglass, Pear, Apple, Inverted Triangle, or Rectangle.

Another fashion tip is to find a style icon that’s based upon your body type and remix their wardrobe. For example, Jennifer Lopez is a “pear” and Queen Latifah has an “apple” shape.


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The next step is select clothing that will compliment those areas and wear accessories to accent the total look:

  1. Hourglass – Tailored Clothing, Cropped Jackets, Wrap Dress, Dark Colors, Pencil Skirts, and Mid-Rise Pants
  2. Pear – Bright Prints, Embellished Tops, Dark Colored Pants, Bold Earrings, and High Heels
  3. Apple – Plunging Neckline, Tunic Shirt, Tailored Blazers, and Platform Wedges
  4. Inverted Triangle –  Empire Waist Tops, Large Belts, Full Skirts, Boot cut Jeans, and Stilettos
  5. Rectangle – Flowy Tops, A-Line Skirts, Skinny Jeans, Flats, Heels, and Fitted Blazers.

Dressing according to your body type can be tricky but with the right attire you can have a timeless, capsule wardrobe.

Style Secrets To Steal From The Stars In 2017

Celebrity culture is more accessible than it has ever been. Now, we know what they have for breakfast thanks to entertainment news and social media. So, it’s much easier to get closer to leading a glamorous life, just like a celebrity.

Featured Photo Credit:  People Style

Photo Credit: People Style
Photo Credit: People Style

If you’ve always wanted to feel like a celebrity or look like one, then today’s the day to make it happen. All you need is a few style secrets and you’ll be ready for the paparazzi’s.

Figure Hugging Fashion

Thanks to social media, one of the easiest ways to look and feel like a star, is to dress like them. The best way that celebrities show off their style is by wearing things that flatter their figures and make them feel good. Of course, some things will be more expensive than others, but you can find affordable options to dress like your favorite celebrities, especially when it comes to jeans.

Be Bold

When you look at celebrity style, one thing that you’ll probably notice is that it’s not always understated. Celebrities always wear what they want, when they want. They style fashion in their own way and nine times out of ten; it works for them. And that’s the best thing that you can take away from celebrity style. If you want to dress like them, then you need to tap into your inner confidence.

TV Style

We all have our favorite TV shows and a lot of the time; we can see things that people wear and fall absolutely in love with it. When that happens, more often than not, the brand that made the item will share it online or in the news. So, it’s easier than ever to recreate your favorite looks from shows using items from the brands you love, or even buy the exact items.

Model Off Duty

Another secret that you can steal from celebrities is that killer ‘model off duty’ look that famous models are known for wearing. Jeans, tees, boots, and a jacket and you’re good to go. It’s not even just something that models wear; celebs do it too. So if you ever feel like looking amazing with zero effort, opt for that, throw on some sunglasses are you’re good to go.

Beauty Bites

And how could we forget about the beauty secrets of celebrities? The entire look of a celebrity wouldn’t be complete without hair and makeup. We all look at celebrities and admire their hair and their makeup, and we can finally recreate their looks. You only have to look at Kim Kardashian to know how popular celebrity makeup has become. Not only can we now contour like a celebrity makeup artist, but we can also learn how to blow dry like a hairstylist to the stars too. So if you want to brush up on your skills, it’s time to head to YouTube and pick up a new trick or two.

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Golden Globes 2016 – Emily Brickel Edelson Chic Sketch

As the Golden Globes kicked-off awards season last night, Hollywood’s biggest names graced the red carpet in Dior, Valentino, and Versace.

Emily Brickel Edelson, the talented artist behind Chic Sketch, a fashion forward mobile app that sketches photos into Instagrammable fashion illustrations by real fashion illustrators in a matter of minutes, has created a round-up of the 10 biggest fashion moments of last night’s show.

Alicia Vikander Jenna Dewan - Tatum Jennifer Lawrence Jennifer Lopez Kate Hudson Laverne Cox Malin Akerman Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Taraji P Henson Zendaya

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Hair and Beauty Trends – SS16 Catwalk Low Ponytail

The runways at the Spring/Summer 2016 New York Fashion Week not only showed us amazing upcoming fashion trends but also hair and beauty trends! One hair trend that dominated the SS16 catwalks was the sleek low ponytail. It’s such a chic, clean look and easy to re-create at home!

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Spring/Summer 2016 Runway

Ciara Sleek Ponytail

To get this look, first apply a dime sized amount of Philip B Drop Dead Straightening Baume ($24) to damp hair. This heat activated formula will leave your hair sleek and frizz free.


Before applying heat, spray hair with a generous amount of Philip B Thermal Protection Spray ($25) to elevate shine and prevent heat damage and split ends.


Next, blow dry hair with John Frieda by Conair Full Volume Dryer ($49.99) while using the John Frieda by Conair Sleek Finish Vent Brush ($12.99)  to smooth out hair and reduce frizz.



When hair is completely dry, smooth over with John Frieda by Conair Sleek Finish 1-in Flat Iron ($49.99) transform lifeless strands into smooth sleek strands.


Finally, pull hair back into a low pony tail using a Scunci Heathered Comfy Elastic ($3.99) (any color of your choice) to keep it in place and finish with a light spray of KMS FREESHAPE 2-in-1 styling + finishing spray ($20.99) to lock in the style.


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Jennifer Lopez Low Ponytail
Jennifer Lopez Low Ponytail

Drugstore Beauty Buys on a Budget

There’s no better place to find quality beauty treasures than at the drugstore – who doesn’t love a good deal? From lotions and shampoos to oils and frizz serums, we’ve rounded up six drugstore favorites that won’t break the bank and are sure to make you look like a million bucks!

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See below for these tried and true drugstore beauty musts:

Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula – $5.50

  • Provide deep hydration all over with this velvety soft formula that locks in moisture leaving skin smooth, supple and beautiful!

Loved by Candice Swanepoel, Jennifer Lopez and Katy Perry

Jennifer Lopez

La Bella Los Caballos Shampoo and Conditioner – $3.99

  • Relieve dry and damaged hair with this enriched Coconut and Olive Oil formula for soft revitalized locks!

Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Skin Therapy Oil – $10.95

  • Perfect skin with this advanced multi-purpose product for all over the body use that helps to improve the appearance of scars, stretch marks, dry and damaged skin, uneven skin tone and fine lines and wrinkles!

Zero Frizz Keratin Corrective Serum – $7.99

  • Eliminate frizz and flyaways and protect color-treated hair for longer, lustrous color and shine! 

Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Swivel Stick – $3.50

  • Moisturize and soothe dry, cracked, chapped lips and provide on-the-spot help for marks and blemishes!

La Bella Cosmetic Gel with Snail Extract – $7.49

  • Accelerates skin cell reproduction and hydrate and heal skin wounds and blemishes!

JLo and Olivier Rousteing – Paper Magazine Shoot

Today, PAPER Magazine reveals their latest cover story online of their September Issue featuring JLo and Balmain’s Olivier Rousteing shot by fashion and beauty photographer Nicolas Moore.

Paper Magazine

Paper Magazine’s September Issue Luxe in Flux cover story with Rousteing and JLo features a 6-page story shot by photographer Nicolas Moore. Moore had the unique opportunity to see the inspiration from the inside as designer Olivier Rousteing and his newly named Balmain muse Jennifer Lopez vamp it up for the pages of Paper. Paper’s September Issue dedicated to luxury fashion hits newsstands August 31, 2015.

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Photo / Editorial Credits

All Photography: Nicolas Moore / @nicolasmoore

Courtesy Paper Magazine / @papermagazine

Styled by: @marielwashere @robzangardi

Models: @JLo @olivier_rousteing

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About Nicolas Moore

Born and raised in New York, Nicolas Moore was first introduced to the world of fashion by his father James Moore, a photographer and film director and his mother, a German model. Moore has shot for for i-D, AnOther Magazine, Allure,Japanese Vogue, Vogue China, German Vogue, Teen Vogue, GQ, and Wonderland Magazine. He has shot celebrities including: Woody Allen, Scarlett Johansson, Kanye West, Pharrell, Nicki Minaj, Lauren Hutton, Catherine Deneuve, and Charlotte Rampling. His advertising clients include Salvatore Ferragamo, DKNY, Maybelline, Aveda, Victoria’s Secret, and Valentino. Nicolas spends his time between New York and LA and is represented byBrydges Mackinney.

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Met Gala 2015 Glamorous Recap and Photos

Fashion lovers everywhere witnessed the glamour, creativity, and art of The Met Gala 2015 or formally known as the Costume Institute Gala.  Celebrities showed up wearing intricate designs and show stopping hats while music artists were seen wearing sheer gowns.

This year’s theme was China: Through The Looking Glass which was based upon a document.  The annual fundraising event attracted entertainers and fashion industry professionals; purchasing a ticket to support the Metropolitian Museum of Art Costume Institute.  Although this night was amazing in it’s own right, there’s always a memorable moment!

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My favorite costume of the night goes to the lovely and talented Beyonce.  Her dress was show stopping, appropriate according to the theme (loving her high ponytail) and it was detailed couture.  My least favorite selection came from Gabrielle Union.  Unfortunately, her dress did not exemplify the theme of the event and appeared to be a winter gown.  I love Gabby (and hubby) but I’m hoping they will do better next year.  She has a fabulous body and would like to have a designer create a gown for her figure.

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Honorable mention goes to Blake Lively, Solange Knowles, Rihanna, Kim Kardashian West, and Jennifer Lopez.  The ladies listed did it just right and added a special touch of whimsy to the evening!

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Photos are from Instagram