Cristallini - Luxurious Dresses For A Perfect Night Out

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

 Since I needed a luxurious head turning dress for my friend's wedding, I did a little googling for a perfect formal gown that won't cost me a fortune so I discovered a brand named Cristallini and placed my order.  As I received my dress, I immediately fell in love with the perfect cut, luxe texture, pretty little details and most importantly how I look in it, so I wanted to order more of these feminine, chic, Swarovski embroidered dresses for all the upcoming formal events in the season of weddings. 
What I love the most about my two Cristallini dresses is that every time I put one of them on, I feel like a Hollywood star, it gives me self-confidence to conquer the world, and that's a priceless feeling!
They recently launched their new collection and made me put one of their dresses on my wishlist over again!
I have no idea when and where I'm going to wear it but my motto is "If you think about something all the time, buy it!"
New collection 's lace embroidered dress with sequined embellishments is to die for!

A long V-neck gown with sparkling 3D sequins will turn any Plain Jane into a femme fatale
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6 Tips to Wakeup With Amazing Hair

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

You know those girls who just wake up on the right side of gorgeous? Will you can be one of them. Here are six ways to jump out of bed with seriously sexy hair:

The Bed Braid:
For loose, bombshell waves, sleep with your hair in a loose plait. Leave the end out so it will have a really natural feel, and apply a shine serum in the AM when you let it out for gorgeous waves.” Try Ghd Smooth and Finish Serum for a glossied effect.

Curl Behavior:
A great trick for curls is to apply a mousse before bedtime, blow dry with a diffuser, and let the product do its magic overnight.  "Apply the product and then grab a section of curls and use your fingers to manipulate it into place in the direction of the hair curl,” This’ll help mold the curl into it’s natural curl pattern and, when you wake up and run your fingers through your hair, will help it look more sculpted and less frizzy.  “The aim is to twist the curls into place yourself, rather than extending or pulling the curl out.”

After showering, towel dry your hair and spray Sally Hershberger Glam Wave Texture Spray into small sections and twist each section into a twist or individual braid. It’s a really easy way to get sculpted movement into the hair when you wake up. Upon rising, flip your hair upside down and spritz with a volumizing hairspray, or mellow out if needed by lightly combing. The more sections you do, the tighter the texture will be.

Sleek Preservation:
So you’ve just gotten a blow out and need to keep it slick. but loose, so you don’t lift or skew your roots ponytail and tie up softly. A great trick is to flip your head over and tie up the ponytail while your head is upside down, so no hair is pulled and the natural movement of your layers can be kept in check.

Observe The Golden Rule:
Unless you are doing a masque, it’s a bad idea to go to bed with wet hair. “Sleeping on wet strands is going to lead to breakage and split ends.

PM Repair:
So you didn’t go to bed with great hair, but you NEED hot hair for the daytime. Apply a nighttime hair masque before you retire. Choose your masque correctly, though. There are both protein and moisture masques available. Anyone who has damaged, fried or colored hair that needs rebuilding should go with a protein-based masque, whereas someone who needs frizz control but isn’t worried so much about damage needs to pump the moisture back in. To slick on your masque (try Bumble & Bumble Deep Protein Masque for damaged hair and Organix Moisture Hydrating Intensive Moisture Masque for frizz) before you hit the sheets, wrap it up in a loose, low bun, and let the product soak in all night (try wrapping it in a shower cap to avoid pillowcase stains).

12 Beauty Uses for Coconut Oil

Coconut oil, which is all natural and available at just about every grocery store within a two-mile radius of wherever you are right now, is that holy grail. From working as a natural sunscreen to helping rehydrate your dry hair, below are 12 weird beauty uses for coconut oil.

Body scrub: Use coconut oil as a base for your DIY body scrub, mixing in an exfoliant like granulated sugar for some seriously smooth skin.

Inside your nose: Whether you have a runny nose or allergies, rub just a bit of it inside your nostrils for relief.

Lip Balm: Spread coconut oil over your lips before bedtime for extra hydration (that tastes amazing!) throughout the night.

Makeup remover: Trouble getting off that last bit of mascara? Use a dab of coconut oil — just be careful to not get it directly in your eyes.

Hair regrowth: Known to help with cell regrowth, apply coconut oil to any areas of baldness (especially your eyebrows) to help with hair growth.

Sunburn relief: Though it can be used as a natural sunscreen, coconut oil can also be applied to the skin for sunburn relief.

Oil Pulling: If you haven’t heard all the buzz about oil pulling yet, get yourself on the bandwagon. Swishing coconut oil around in your mouth for 20 minutes a day (preferably at the beginning of the day, before you brush your teeth) can help to detoxify your body, cure headaches, whiten teeth, and much more.

Cuticle softening: Our cuticles need a little T.L.C., and if you’re fresh out of cuticle oil you can substitute coconut oil. Aim to apply to your fingers twice a day, especially if you spend a lot of time washing your hands every day.

Ends of your hair: For ladies with regular to thick hair, using a pinch of coconut oil on the ends of your hair can help dry, damaged tips to get a huge dose of moisture.

Shaving cream substitute: Instead of using shaving cream, apply coconut oil to your skin and then go about shaving. This’ll be especially helpful if you have sensitive skin and get irritated easily. Plus, it’s easier on the razor when it comes to cleaning.

Wrinkle prevention: Use coconut oil on the area around your eyes to prevent wrinkles and under eye bags.

Acne treatment: Put the coconut oil on acne and leave on for about 15 minutes, then wash off with warm water and don’t use anything on top. The anti-bacterial components in the oil will work to combat acne.

Trending: Over The Knee Boots

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

It's time to stop looking for a perfect pair of boots because we've got just what you need! If there is one item this season you should splurge on, that would be a pair of thigh high boots. Why?
Because they look so sophisticated and chic no matter if you're wearing them with an oversized sweater and jeans or a very elegant dress. Because they're so easy to mix and match with almost anything so you can play with outfits and let your fashion imagination go wild. Because they're classic and timeless, something like a little black dress of 21st century. No, we're not exaggerating - you see these super sexy boots on every Fall/Winter fashion week, in different structures and colors though; every year major fashion names wear them on the streets of NY, Milan, Paris and yes, you can pair them with anything - just like pearls or aforementioned little black dress. There is just so many reasons to have them in your closet but we will let pictures do all the talking.


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Whay Your Acne Is Telling You About Your Health

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Royal Blue Zones (forehead): Digestive System and Bladder. In order to improve acne in this area, you may need to consider a diet change or an increase in your intake of water. Consider cutting back processed foods–that can really help clear up this area.

Hot Pink Zone (in between eyebrows): Liver. To eradicate in-between-eyebrow pimples, consider a detox of sorts. Cut down on your alcohol consumption, eat lighter foods, and consider any foods you may have developed an allergy to (such as dairy)–this area is where an allergy traditionally manifests itself.

Forest Green Zones (outside of eyes): Kidneys. This is a quick fix: cut down on coffee, soda, and other sugary beverages, and drink some good ‘ol H20 instead. Hydrate your body and you should see a significant decrease in acne around your eyes. Acne on your ears relates to the kidneys as well.

White Zone (nose): Heart. Acne on your nose could mean high blood pressure or high cholesterol. Try cutting back on red meat and increase your intake of foods with Omega 3′s like avocado and fish. Additionally, because your nose is so porous, make sure that your makeup isn’t expired.

Purple Zones (cheeks): Respiratory System. Acne in this area usually points to allergies or smoking. In the case that neither allergies nor smoking are the culprit, consider keeping your body at a neutral temperature rather than allowing it to overheat–avoid spicy foods and add more green veggies to your diet. You should also ensure that the items that touch your face the most (your cell phone, pillowcase, and hands) are squeaky clean.

Teal Zones (outside, corners of mouth): Hormones. Personally, this is my problem. This zone is difficult to eradicate because hormones by nature are somewhat out of our control. However, getting enough zzz’s at night, keeping skin clean and moisturized, and a balanced diet can help. Which side of the face this acne presents itself is also indicative of which side a woman is ovulating…how interesting…not get off of my face! If you’re willing to go on birth control, some pills can help clear up skin if hormones are the cause.

Looking for a more natural approach than birth control? According to Wellness Mama, a woman experiencing hormone imbalance should cut out polyunsaturated fats (like vegetable oil), caffeine, and household toxins. She also suggests getting plenty of sleep and supplementing with vitamins such as maca and magnesium, which have been shown to help balance hormones. Her post on balancing hormones is very interesting, read more here.

Yellow Zone (chin): Stomach. Because this area is associated with the stomach, increasing the amount of fiber in your diet, drinking more water, and generally detoxing your body may help clear up this area.

These zones and the organs they correlate to can be very useful in self-diagnosing your acne woes and addressing them. Really, you’re fighting your acne from the inside out! If your issue is truly internal, no amount of creams and cleansers will clear up your face anyway….I know, I know, I feel your frustration! But a quick fix won’t work. Clearing up adult acne takes some dedication and lifestyle changes.

Things To Start Doing in Your Beauty Routine

1. Experimenting with trends and color. Makeup isn't a tattoo! If you don't like it, wash it off and try another day! My favorite time to experiment with a new look isn't right before a big event. Would you believe it's right before bed? You've got to wash your face anyway so why not experiment.

2. Defining your brows. It will make a noticeable difference and make you look younger in the process. You can define with powder, pencil, brow gels, or a combination of products. My favorite products are from Anastasia Beverly Hills.

3. Using an eye cream. The delicate skin around our eyes needs special attention. If you already have existing wrinkles, try Philosophy Miracle Worker Eye Reform or for more preventative care, Shiseido Ibuki Eye Correcting Cream.

4. Incorporating SPF into your moisturizer or primer. Skip a step and sneak your SPF into a step you're already doing. My favorite SPF moisturizer is Peter Thomas Roth Max All Day Moisture Defense with SPF 30 or Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer with SPF 20.

5. Using waterproof mascara on your bottom lashes. My favorite is Maybelline Lash Discovery, because the tiny brush is perfect for the lower lashes. Accentuating lower lashes only makes your look more complete. Waterproof formulas will ensure you don't get raccoon eyes.

6. Washing your makeup brushes. Regularly. If you need details on how.

7. Enjoying your morning beauty routine! I like to put on my coziest robe and slippers, sip my coffee, play music and sometimes catch up on Good Morning America while I do my makeup. It's my favorite part of the day.

8. Exfoliating. Either via a Clarisonic brush or a gentle at-home peel. One of my favorite peels to do at home is Algenist Triple-Action Micropolish and Peel.

9. Start asking what you want to know. Always wanted to learn how to do a smoky eye? Ask a makeup artist to show you. Wondering how a friend always looks so put together? Ask her what product she's using. Curious about a new skincare innovation but afraid to try it on your skin? Ask for a sample at Sephora. You won't know until you try!

9 Steps to Walking Better in Heels

1. Size Matters:

First and foremost, you want to make sure your heels (or any shoe, for that matter) are the proper size. If they’re too big, your foot will slide around awkwardly. Too small and your foot will feel cramped, which’ll make walking a pain literally and figuratively. For the best fit, get your foot sized frequently.

“Your foot size changes over the years, even as much as one full size, especially after having kids,”’s podiatry expert Dr. Catherine Moyer told StyleCaster. ”Have your feet sized once a year, and do it if you’ve never had it done… . A lot of people think they’re a wide or vise versa, and they’re not, so definitely do that before you shop.”

2. Slow It Down:

Heels aren’t worn in gym class for a reason, so take your time when you’re walking in them. ”Wearing heels naturally makes your stride shorter, so you’ll need to take more steps than usual,” Basine wrote on College Fashion. ”Don’t expect to be able to walk as fast as you normally do in high heels.”

3. Pace Yourself:

If you’ve never baked before, you wouldn’t start out by baking a five-tier fondant-covered cake from scratch. No, you’d start with a box of Betty Crocker. The same applies when you’re trying out heels.

“If you’ve never walked in high heels before, don’t start out learning with 5-inch stilettos that’s a recipe for pain and maybe even injury,” College Fashion editor Zephyr Basine writes. ”Try something smaller, like a 2-inch heel or wedge to get used to the feeling. You can always work your way up to your most killer heels.”

4. Look For Sturdy Soles:

Paper-thin soles don’t provide great support for your feet. If possible, choose a style that’s made with a more substantial material. ”You want a thicker sole or a little bit of a platform, which will offset some of the pressure when you’re walking,” Dr. Catherine Moyer told StyleCaster. “A rubbery kind of material will absorb that pressure.”

5. Take Time-Outs:

“Whenever and wherever you can, sit, sit, sit!” ANTM’s J. Alexander told Glamour. There’s no shame in taking a seat now and then. It’ll give your feet a chance to rest so when you are on your feet, you’ll be able to walk more comfortably.

6. Be Conscious Of The Rest Of Your Body:

Victor Chu, a New York-based footwear designer who teaches a class about how to walk in high heels, boiled down the formula for “Engage your abs this gives you poise and control. Walk heel to toe, which transfers impact to the leg instead of the ball of the foot.

And relax your hips and knees so you’ll be fluid and graceful.” It’s kind of like doing that thing where you pat your head and rub your stomach at the same time. It seems impossible at first but then, eventually, you get into a rhythm.

7. Break In The Bottoms:

J. Alexander gave another tip to Glamour: “Scratch the bottom of your soles with sandpaper.” It seems like a strange idea to purposely rough-up a brand new pair of shoes, but slick soles don’t provide any traction on surfaces like hardwood and tile. To mitigate this problem, scuff them up a bit. If you don’t have sandpaper, stroll up and down a sidewalk instead.

8. Let The Music Move You:

You don’t think about every step you take when you’re walking in flip flops or flats, so try not to think too hard about the way you walk in heels. Concentrating too hard will make you look awkward. Instead, think about walking to a beat. “It’s about having a little spring in your step,” model casting director Natalie Joos told Time.

”If you walk to the subway and put your headphones on and walk to music … listen to the rhythm and walk to the beat. Feel like you’re dancing, almost.” Feel like you’re on the set of your own biopic.

9. Get Some Over-The-Counter Help:

There are plenty of products available at the pharmacy that’ll give your feet some extra support. “They are called metatarsal or ball of the foot pads,” Dr. Catherine Moyer told StyleCaster.

”Especially if it’s made of silicone, it will hold your foot more steady in the shoe so your feet aren’t sliding forward as much, which will protect your toes from friction and blisters.” Fewer blisters means that you’ll be able to walk more comfortably.



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