Taking dedicated “me” time when you have a family, work, home to maintain may seem like a selfish act! But guilt may be our greatest inhibitor to creating a more balanced, calm and happy existence for ourselves.
Becoming a better individual that means finding time to uncover your personal passions, take a break and in turn have more of “you” to give. A rested, relaxed, empowered person will be better able to remain focus and calm, and it sets a good example for your surroundings.
Don’t get me wrong; I’m not preaching that we should all withdraw ourselves from the rest of the world. In a fact we should minimize our need for external validation so that we can find time to recuperate from the many stressors we experience on a daily basis.
This is time where you make an active effort to get to know yourself and your values!! For sure you can do this while pampering yourselves 😉
Life is too short so put on your red Chanel (a Samoa lipstick will also do the job ;)) and start your day with a touch of glamor and power. Make red not only your date for clubs and weddings, but also your best friend for lunches, brunches and daily occasions.
When red lipstick was first launched it was worn for lunches and daily events and rarely ( I emphasize on rarely ) for dinners!
Take Time to choose your perfect red . Usually when you buy a red over the counter they always tend to give you the flashy famous red and it may not suit you. Choose a shade of red that suits not only your skin tone but also your hair color, your eyes and your overall outfit. Yes, red lipstick is not a black dress, you can go wrong with it and end up looking like a clown .Therefore, contour is not old fashion, use a red color one to mark your lips then apply your Matt lipstick.
My red lipstick for this season is dark red, I am currently using my Mac viva glam which is a moderate red shade, not very dark and not so bright that gives a perfect warm winter look.
Go red #empowered #touchofglamour #confident #musthaveinyourbag
For a natural blonde , my answer is three words: Take baby steps.
If your hair is cocoa colored like most Lebanese women it’s going to take a lot to get to Marilyn Monroe golden blonde.
So to begin with, It’s best to make small adjustments for your hair to adapt: Choose a shade brighter then your color by a degree, go for low light, baby-lights, pastel hues, bronde (brown blonde) sombre or ombré .
Because trust me, jumping from Angelina Jolie to lady gaga is not easy. Besides having to let go of brad Pitt and thickening your eyeliner your hair will look like a wig.
You need to give yourself and the people around you time to accept your new blond version .
Moreover when it comes to hair Dying , I have this huge slogan in my head that says “kids don’t try this at home” . Choose a reputable salon that uses good quality products .Add to that, A week before dying it ,you should use a clarifying shampoo to remove oils and build ups that interfere with the dying. Blonde is tricky and yes you can become miss orange head in just few minutes. ( we’ve all been there and we definitely spent too much tears on it) .
My advice for the season is go for warm blonde, either ombré or strawberry blonde. Yes “California style” ombré has been the hit trend for more then three years now but It’s still my favorite.What’s best then keeping your natural root color while embracing light for the rest of your hair ?
So who of us hasn’t heard these famous lines “I will start my diet on Monday” or ” I will sleep with my makeup on today and i will start taking care of my skin just after the weekend“.
Well yes , we all do push things just another day and usually to Monday, but don’t underestimate The Magical Power of Monday! Monday has always had a bad reputation, have you ever heard someone complaining about Friday for instance ? We all thank God it’s Friday and yes TGIF every week but if you want to initiate a change researchers have showed that Monday is the right day to start…..
It’s a fresh day, a new beginning and let’s face it, it makes goals more realistic when they are set on Monday; it’s not a list of New Years resolution that you will just forget about it around mid January. I really believe that if you can change a habit for a day means you can change it permanently . I am going to be launching a “Monday campaign” where I will be writing each week a #mondayresolution concerning all aspects of fashion, beauty tips and health to consider for the week…..
you can find the resolutions on the following Hashtags #ThankGoditsMonday #ThePowerofnow #ThePowerofMonday #mondaycampaign #startfresh #keepcalmandlovemonday #EveryMondaymatters #enjoythemondaymadness
We’ve all went window shopping where we check the storefront windows without the intent of buying, but then we find ourselves in the store. The experts behind these windows use lights, colors, and pick the right items to lure the customers in after conducting very delicate researches , while some of the brands such as Hermes and Tom Ford follow the no windows strategy for the same purpose. Each brand has its own Marketing strategy that they apply on their window shops.
While the stores are in an unannounced window competition, which one of these 6 stores do you find yourselves eager to enter depending on their windows?