Got a hot date coming up and have absolutely no idea what to put on your face? Don’t want the fuss or not feeling too keen on the overpowering look of “too much”? Don’t sweat it, here’s an edit for the perfect date night look that allows you to radiate your natural feminine beauty, regardless of the social event!
As the highly loveable Disney’s Frozen taught us to “Let it Go” it’s absolutely one of the best things we can do for ourselves. It’s definitely hard living in a society where there are challenges we must deal with constantly, a few fall outs along the way and sprinkled in doubt and discourage by others, especially narrow minded people who only aim to better themselves can take it’s toll on us. Not to mention now a days we are more susceptible to negative and irrelevant opinions of others at the touch of a button, no wonder we start to become weighed down by negativity. Today it’s time to release this pressure and change this by surrounding yourself with positivity. Whether that be quitting your job to find a better one or start doing things that interest you, maybe try things you’ve always wanted to do but never had the chance to. Letting go of negative relationships and making room for new ones is also a small step in a good direction. Because at the end of the day we are only influenced by what we allow us to. If you surround yourself with happiness, how could you not be filled with it!
2. Stop comparing
You are SPECIAL, so start believing it. There is always going to be someone who you believe is hotter, skinnier, prettier, wealthier, smarter, funnier and basically better than you, but that doesn’t mean you’re not perfectly imperfect just the way you are (excuse the cheesiness). The best part about you is that there is NO ONE ELSE like YOU, embrace and own that with confidence. If you constantly put yourself in competition with others, I’m afraid that’s a race your never going to win my friend, because you weren’t designed for someone else’s lifestyle and journey, yours is ultimately unique. Be thankful for this and trust in yourself.
3. Invest in experiences, not things
It’s true you could have all the money and fancy sports cars in the world and still never find happiness, trying to fill the void of emptiness temporarily with superficial things, that leave you feeling all alone inside. Instead we should forget about materialistic objects and spend most of our time learning from others experiences and stories, as they will help us become a better person and find our purpose in life. Superficiality is merely a coping mechanism for the low self esteemers, people with issues and others who have found no meaning whatsoever in their life. If you truly want to be happy, connect with as many humans as possible, because human interaction through friendship, relationships, family, and all the feelings associated with them such as laughter, excitement, compassion and acceptance to name a few, are things that money will never have the ability to buy.
4.Change your mindset, change your life
It’s time to re-focus and re-balance by channeling your new found positive energy towards something great. Focus on being a better version of yourself. Love with the wholeness of your heart, aim to give more knowing you may receive less, perceive every new challenge or blockage as an opportunity to grow and learn, take every new day as it comes one step at a time and be present in every moment for time flies by in the blink of an eye. Stop putting a low effort into things and expecting great results, work hard and approach the game of life with a completely different perspective, with the intent to succeed. Finally, life is not about what you can get out of it, it’s about what you can add of value to life, what can you do for yourself and others that adds greatness to the world?
Are you a sugar offender? Just know you’re not alone as the amount we consume within our daily lives has rapidly increased due to all those added sweetners in even the seamlessly healthiest of foods. Unfortunately the result leaves negative effects on our gorgeous skin. Sugar should be on your radar as not only is it addictive but adds to our waistlines, EEEK! Although there are a wide range of beauty and skin care products we like to believe work miracles on the skin, they generally tend to cause more harm than not. Want to get skin fit? Here’s how! By focusing on our diet and lifestyles, we can correct and perfect our complexion in no time!
Glycation is wreaking havoc on the skin
What is Glycation?
Imagine you’re sitting at the bar with a group of friends, the long bar counter is the collagen and you’ve just drank a Cosmopolitan so you’re feeling a bit high on adrenalin and sugar, which naturally attracts more people to come hit on and talk to you. The guys checking you out see the long collagen support beam/ bar counter and walks over and bonds to the collagen by ordering another drink. That bondage is called Glycation, which damages the collagen. The damage transforms the molecule/ the bar counter into something known as Advanced Glycation End Product (AGE).
What it does:
The first day there’s nothing too noticeable, but the next day when you have some more sugar again including high Glycamic index foods, and continuously over the week after a period of time it builds up more, Glycation that damages the support structure. Eventually the collagen will become completely damaged that it will bend and snap. This means that it can no longer support the skin, thus this is how wrinkles are formed.
Sugar also causes breakouts (uh oh). When our insulin levels spike after eating foods in high GI, they promote inflammation and causes overgrowth and accumulation of cells. It also stimulates sebum production up to 60%, which can excaberate acne and cause those dreaded pimples to resurface.
How to prevent it:
A Low GI Diet is essential in maintaining a clear complexion. You know what they say, healthy on the inside leads to healthy on the out. A diet with a high GI could have terrible effects on your skin. The GI is a ranking of carb-rich foods based on their potential to increase blood sugar levels. High GI foods include ‘fast carbs’ such as bread, white potatoes, processed foods, refined grains, chips and cereals. Caffeine and artificial additives can also sneak into hidden foods, especially packet items. Avoiding high GI foods will help stop spikes in insulin and help regulate your skin. It’s important to reduce your sugar consumption to decrease the ageing process and avoid lifeless skin.
Your skin is a reflection of what is happening inside your body. When you are eating wholesome, fresh foods, drinking plenty of water and excersizing your skin rewards you by radiating a gorgeous glow. And who doesn’t want a clear complexion!
As our daily tasks and busy lives continue to consume us, we forget about the smaller things in life. The things that help you get from where you are to where you are going, the people that make life worth living and encourage you to pursue your dreams. The time taken to turn something old into something new, it’s easy to forget about them but it’s just as easy to appreciate what we have and have faith in where we’ll end up. Stay humble, stay motivated, don’t compare and don’t dwell on the past, only aim for success. Be greater than you were yesterday and be thankful for what life has already given you and what is yet to come.
Have a special occasion coming up and need some ideas and inspo to help perfect your complexion? I’ve got just the thing! Seeing as last night I had the privilege of attending my year 12 high school ball that was hands down a fabulous night and might I just add everyone looked absolutely stunning, and seeing as I hadn’t posted in a while ( my apologies ) I thought I’d take the opportunity to commemorate the fun filled night by personally sharing my makeup look for the ball. I had my makeup done professionally at Napolean Perdis and can 100 percent say the results were great, very experienced professional makeup artists who new what worked best with my skin tone, extremely friendly and easy going and completed my look in under half an hour, bonus! So here’s a few products I used and basically the inside scoop on what was on my face for my “once of a life time event“. I hope they give you a few ideas when considering all the details on your new makeup look for you next event on the social calendar!
Auto Pilot Radiance Boosting Primer
This baby is your foundations new BFF! As its long lasting wear for makeup is phenomenal and gives a glowing appearance that flatters your face with a Cinderella – esque complexion.
Stroke of Genius Foundation
For skin that looks and feels as soft as cashmere, and is oh so easy to apply you can’t go wrong!
Camera Finish Foundation Powder
With anti- ageing ingredients that’s appropriate for all skin types, this new powder gives a silky glamorous finish that sets and finishes makeup like you’ve never seen before.
Cheeks Ultimate Contour Palette
Create ‘A List’ cheekbones with this ultimate 3 in 1 face sculptor, it’s the new must have!
Mosaic Powder Collection
Fake a fabulous flushed and warm summer skin with this original face shaping pressed powder formula in a glamorous gold compact.
Mascara Peep Show Curl Gold
For the flirtiest lashes imaginable try this beauty babe. Who said fluttery can’t get you anywhere!
Eyes Colour Discs –
The stellar formula goes on smooth, is pigment rich and will turn heads for sure.
Leather and Lace
Each sold separately RRP$29
Neo Noir Liquid Eyeliner
This long wearing waterproof formula lasts for more than six hours and perfectly defines the eyes with precision.
Chocoholic Eyebrow Pencil
Don’t let your brows go undefined and make a statement with this ultra soft, easily glides on applicator for super sexy definition.
Lip pencil – Rococo Red
For full coverage these liners provide a soft and smooth look to enhance the natural shape of your lips.
Devine Goddess Lipstick – Aphrodite
From subtle to sassy, this mineral enriched formula will pamper your pout, leaving the lips colour saturated for seduction.
Fifty shades of ferocious Khaki is in this season, taking that beautiful green with envy colour to a fierce new level. Need some inspo? Here’s an edit to help you start your fall collection!
Topshop Roll Neck Bodycon Midi Dress available @ TOPSHOP.COM
Wildfox Airfox Polarised – Sunwear RRP $285 AUD available @ ADASA.COM
Large Straw Stripe Sun Hat Black available @ E4HATS.COM
Steve Madden Russty Women’s Lace Up Boots RRP $87 AUD available @ 6PM.COM
3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Medium Zip Satchel Bag RRP $1150 AUD available @ NEIMANMARCUS.COM
Oasis Gold Bracelet Dial Watch RRP $77 AUD available @ OASIS-STORES.COM