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Summer is the
season for exploring colorful makeup. Keep it fresh and wearable with greens and pinks that flatter most complexions. You will be out of the house and picture perfect in no time!
Toronto's textile designer Virginia Johnson
’s bohemian collection will inspire you to let your hair down and run barefoot in a field of green or stroll on a sandy beach by the sound of crashing waves. Her 100% wool chain-stitch pillows will give your house the “cottage by the sea” look, while the breezy materials she uses for garments will no doubt give you a spring/summer vibe.
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While glass slippers are outdated and uncomfortable, a fantastic pair of shoes can certainly be just as magical. The UK brand Topshop, which luckily ships worldwide, has an extremely eclectic and funky assortment of shoes. From trusty flats that you can slip on to avant garde, sculptural heels, Topshop offers all these and more at a reasonable price point. It is truly the best of both worlds for your budget and your feet!
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School may be out and your vacation may be starting, but before you go, make sure you haven't forgotten about one of the most important courses of them all – Summer Beauty 101! Whether you want to be a “California Girl” like Katy Perry or have some romantic “Summer Nights” à la Grease, now is the time to look your best. With a few tricks, you’ll pass in no time!
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Remember when you spent hours braiding and styling your Barbie's or your best friend's hair at sleepovers? Well, now you can put those braiding skills to use! Braids are versatile, so you can wear them anywhere, from a beach to work to prom. If you're new to braids, you'll learn to love them - they're often quick to make and always
pretty to look at. Still, sometimes the classic French and fishtail braids get boring to do. The solution? These beautiful twists on the braided look, guaranteed to jazz up your hair!
If you have sensitive skin, you’d want to opt for organic products to avoid harsh chemicals that irritate your skin. Simple® skincare line offers cleansers, wipes, moisturizers and eye care products that are free of dyes and artificial fragrances. They also have added vitamins and are dermatologist tested and hypoallergenic, which is good for contact lens wearers.
Who says handbags can’t be more than simple accessories?
Often people will tell you a purse is that extra special something that tops of and pulls a whole outfit together. Although you needn’t always match your colour spectrums with the shoes you are wearing, you should definitely keep an eye out for unique and unusual touches that will create an outrageous statement. James Piatt’s intricate, ironic and bold handbags will make any every day look bloom into a rebellious fashionista. He goes beyond the traditional physical forms of an expected purse, by creating real works of art, and at such an affordable price, how can you say no?
His signature look, the knuckle ring handbag ironically named, “Peacekeeper 400” is shiny, oh so sexy and alluring. Interestingly enough, the bag is extremely versatile, and you are able to purchase separate handle colors to switch around with the original one. For all those classic girls adding a bad girl flare to their wardrobe, this is the perfect icing on the cake.
For something totally outrageous and wild, James Piatt designed the
perfect combination of edgy and creative, a sculpted leather bag in the shape of a gun on a strap. You won’t just be carrying the average purse, you’ll be sporting a oh so deadly fashion weapon.
James Piatt is inspired by celebrities and ironic situations, he attributes a message to each one of his pieces. Particularly, this amusing rendition of Paris Hilton’s dead dog, Tinkerbell hanging off the ends with lifeless eyes. If you don’t have the time or money for a real pet, this is an interesting alternative.
Finally for something elegant, simple and luxurious, why not go for the Chesterton? The crossed pattern gives the illusion of an animated diamond, and the sleek leather design attributes depth and perspective to the sheen. So compact and dimensional and bound to steal hearts.
James Piatt combines humor with elegance and refinement. He offers his private creations in multiple dazzling shades including copper mirror leather, which gives the illusion of gold. When rocking one of his pieces down the streets or at a party, you can be sure and certain that you will get compliments galore, and leave an unforgettable stylish impression.
When it comes to footwear this summer, it’s all about showing your feminine side. Chic and elegant styles are in including the pointed and metallic toe. Luckily, for those of you who don’t have very good balance, both high heels and platforms are trending this coming season.
features an array of styles including shiny flats, extremely high heels, braided platform sandals and leather shooties. Colour-wise, you can go with either side of the spectrum—pastel or mega-bright.
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While men don’t usually wear as much makeup as women do (if any), they still need to take care of their skin. After all, why should it just be women who strive for healthy and flawless skin?
Not only does a solid skincare regimen make for attractive skin, it also allows for a better shave, making your skin feel smoother and more comfortable.
Summer is always full of pleasures but melting makeup, sliding eyeliner, and sticky lipstick are not among them. The nude or no make up look will avoid running products from sweating.
It's good choice to keep your make up minimalist, with all the bright colours marking this season. The first thing you should do is clean your face properly so that it doesn’t sweat as much.
Some great tips for summer make up include making time for primer. It will provide a smooth base for whatever goes on next and will hold makeup in place. You should also lighten the amount of foundation you put on your face. Just as you switch to breezy skirts and blouses, you should apply an airy makeup on your face. You can swap foundation for tinted moisturizer. You should also use a bronzer. Everyone looks better with a some warmth added to their skin. Make sure you sweep some bronzer on your neck and earlobes.
Only applying pressed powder is ideal in the summer. You can also apply some eye liner and mascara. Translucent mascara will give you a fresh look. To paint your lower lids, apply brown or black eye shadow with a brush along the edges only. Then apply natural/peach/pink gloss on your lips and blush on your cheeks, and your summer cool make up is done.
Don't be afraid to still add a little pop of color to your make up. Swap the dark shawdows for brighter hues. You can be bold by playing up your eyes, cheeks and lips. Keep it fresh, keep it clean, a little goes a long way for makeup this summer!