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May 2017

  • InHair

    Wigs Make Hair Styling Much Easier

    I love admiring the different styles, quick and easy application of wearing a wig. There is not much to do than pin the wig to the hair and your day is off to a good start. Wigs are versatile; it allows you to change your hairstyle in a matter of minutes and it comes in handy on any and every given occasion. I love dressing up and this includes putting on my makeup, finding something to wear and having a hairstyle that I am most comfortable with and all of this takes time but wearing a wig makes it much easier as the application is simple. As a naturalista, it can be tiring and difficult to be styling my natural hair on a daily basis. With this said I would more likely to wear a wig on these days.

    Styling of Wigs

    These human lace fronts wigs look natural and do not shout fake hair. It can be straightened and/or curled with the use of heat or flexible rollers. I love wearing straight hair as I can style it in my desired hairstyle and receive amazing results. 

    Wigs Human Lace Front Wigs
    Image Source: Black Hair Spray
    I recently came across Black Hair Spray and I am amazed by the types of wigs that they have available for sale and the low, low prices. I guess I will be shopping for wigs soon. 

    How do you like to wear your wigs? Long, straight, curly.

    Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions are of the author.
  • InLifestyle

    How To Throw An Academy Awards Party

    Celebrities can always be seen walking the red carpet at Hollywood events, rocking their beautiful dresses and posing for the camera. I especially love to see when photographers get every angle of celebs outfits and shoes – the whole 360 spin and shoe cam. The Academy Awards, nicknamed “The Oscars” specifically is a huge event in the celebrity world. The most prestigious movie stars get together to celebrate their accomplishments, which leads to an insanely glamorous and luxurious event. Seeing The Academy Awards on television isn’t enough for everyone – some dream of being there in the mix of the event and this is where a red carpet party comes into play.

    Image Credit: Blast Magazine

    The aim of throwing a red carpet or academy awards party is to recreate the entire event with friends, changing the atmosphere to match the one of Hollywood. To kick off this red carpet party, there are some things that are required:
    • The invitation
    • Dress code
    • Ballroom
    • The red carpet
    • Step and repeat banner
    • Red carpet decor
    • Food and drink
    • Entertainment

    The Invitation

    The invitation you send out to your guests is the first impression they will get of the party. Since you are having an academy awards party, this invitation needs to be the epitome of luxury. Do not go too overboard with glitz and glam, though – sometimes being on the simple side is more elegant. Foil or letterpress invitations are great ways to add glamour to your invitations, without being flashy. Before you send out your invitations, create a guest list with all of your invitees and ensure to limit it to your budget and venue.

    Dress Code

    Inform all invitees to attend your event in their best formal ballroom attire. When you create your invitations, you should make sure to put the dress code on there, informing your guests to play the part. This means that women will wear long, formal gowns and men will wear their fanciest tuxedo. Think about what you see on the red carpet – this is the type of outfit you are going for. If you do not have a gown or tuxedo that will “fit” the event, try searching for websites that allow you to rent for the night. For example, Rent The Runway is a great website for renting dresses!

    Academy Awards
    Image Credit: Glamour


    After you come up with a tentative budget and guest list, the search is on for a venue! Find a place that will match the style of your event – imagine what the real academy awards party would look like and do your best to recreate that…of course, within your budget. When you find the perfect place, make sure you talk to them about the event you are picturing – this way, you will know what they do and do not allow.

    The Red Carpet

    Shop around for a red carpet long enough to cover the entrance of your venue. The red carpet is the first thing that guests will see when they walk into your event, so make it noticeable! If you can, have lights that amplify the red carpet and make your guests feel camera ready. Another fun touch would be hiring photographers as “press” for the party!

    red carpet
    Image Credit: Showclix

    Step and Repeat Banner

    The step and repeat banner is the banner behind your red carpet – it will be in every picture taken on the red carpet. Each year, the banner is different at The Academy Awards, but each year there is a similar trend – it is glamorous. Most usually have light tones like gold and white and typically say The Oscars on there. Make the banner your own – you could even add your name for a more personal touch!

    Red Carpet Decor

    Red carpet decor is important to set the tone of the event. The decor includes flowers, tables, tablecloths, and more. A great, special touch to add to your event is a sword from Swords of Northshire. Swords of Northshire has replica movie swords on their website, which would be a great addition to your Academy Awards party. For example, they have a Braveheart replica sword. Braveheart won an Academy Award for best picture, best director, best cinematography, best sound editing, best makeup and hairstyle, best director – motion film, and many other awards. Another movie replica sword on their website is from Kill Bill. Your guests will be in awe of the high-quality replica sword and the good thing about purchasing a sword for your party is that it will be of use after the event too. All of the swords are hand forged and battle ready, ensuring that you have the best product possible. Swords of Northshire has many fantastic reviews on their website to help you feel more comfortable with your purchase, too. These two reviews are just two out of over 375 reviews on their website: “I collect all kinds of swords, and I can honestly say the one I just got from swords of northshire is my favorite and one of the best quality blades I’ve ever gotten thank you so much!” “My sword is amazing. Better then I expected. I would recommend anyone looking for a sword of any type to look here first.”

    Image Credit: Swords of Northshire

    Food and Drink

    In my opinion, passed hor d’oeuvres would be a great addition to your party. Tapas style foods are always higher end and seem fancier. Of course, having someone pass around food the entire night does raise the cost of the event, so a great secondary option would be to have small bite-sized food sitting around your ballroom. Cheese boards, chocolate fountains, cold soups, crostinis and more are perfect options to step up the food at your event.


    The entertainment is always the star of the show! From musicians and speakers to magicians and dancers, you cannot go wrong. Honestly, if you incorporate all of the other aspects of this party; you could probably even get away without having “live” entertainment. A great way to save costs on this is to have your own speech, create awards for your friends and announce them yourself, and have a set playlist on your phone or computer that will play during the event. This will definitely get the party started!

    The Academy Awards is an elaborate event that people watch and awe over, each year. Bringing the event to your friends in the form of a party is an amazing way to have the best time of your life and getting an excuse to dress up and have fun! Do not forget to have fun while planning and make sure to check out Swords of Northshire; if you need a high-quality movie replica for your fancy red carpet party!
  • InFashion

    How To Add Pops Of Color Into Your Wardrobe

    When it comes to what’s in your wardrobe, a neutral, monochrome, and nude color palette is often an easy and versatile route to take. However, there’s no need to shy away from vibrant hues and pattern, in fact, a neutral palette provides the perfect backdrop for an array of color choices; you just have to know how to add a bright shade to your outfit.

    makeup wardrobe pops of color

    Photo credit: @NayTheMUA


    Okay, so technically your makeup collection will not reside inside your wardrobe; however, what you choose to put on your face is usually entwined with what you’ve chosen to wear that day. A bright nail, eye, or lip color can add an instant va-va-voom to any ensemble. Whether you’re pick a classic red, or a lively pink shade, the hands, and face are excellent places to catch people’s eye with a pop of color. Get yourself to a cosmetics counter and try on some different shades, you can ask for advice from the beauty specialist, and they’ll inform you of what hues suit your skin tone the best. So, if it’s a dreary day outside, and you’ve got your comfy plain clothes on; pop on a red lip, or a metallic nail, and you’ll feel great in no time.

    headwrap nigerian

    Image credit: @nigerianhippie

    When it comes to accessorizing, your options are endless; making headwear, jewelry, bags, and shoes the perfect way to liven up your wardrobe by adding color. Finding colorful accessories that you love is often as much fun as wearing them. So, whether you’re hunting through vintage stores trying to find a yellow leather bag or sourcing blue gemstones in rings at places like Costco jewelry, enjoy the process, and your items will feel special each time you wear them. Layer your pieces up, and don’t be afraid to mix colors and patterns that you might think will clash; if your outfit is quite neutral, then a lively combination of accessories will show off your personality, fashion sense, and playful side. If you like something, whatever the color, be brave and wear it!

    When the months get colder, and the days are shorter, it can be a bit of a dark and gloomy time; however, you get the chance to layer up your clothing and brighten your day with colorful outerwear. Whether you’re wrapping up in a cozy coat or jacket, it’s a chance to go against the norm and choose a bright hue that would usually be saved for the summer months. Plus; you’ll be easy to spot in a crowd, and your colorful attire will cheer up any grumpy passers-by. For some bright-colored jacket inspo; take a look on Pinterest.

    If the thought of wearing a red or yellow jacket troubles you, and you not quite ready for that level of colorful commitment; wooly accessories are another great route to take. Scarves and hats provide the perfect canvas to rock some serious color choices and patterns. Even if it’s just the bright green pom-pom on your hat that shows off your vibrant side; it’ll contrast and stand out from your monochrome clothing, and provide that all-important pop of color we’ve been talking about this whole time!
  • InTravel

    Offbeat USA: Great Lesser-Known American Cities

    When it comes to visiting the cities of the USA, a number of names will shoot to the front of people’s minds. New York, Los Angeles, Washington D.C and San Francisco are all obvious choices. But sometimes one of the great joys of traveling is finding destinations that are a little bit off the beaten path that not so many people have been to in the past. With this in mind, let’s take a closer look at a few American cities that aren’t the location of a million movies and TV shows but still provide great places to visit this summer.

     American flag, American Cities

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  • InFashion

    How To Look Flawless On A Formal Night Out; From Head To Toe

    If you’ve been invited to a formal event or evening (lucky you), it can feel a little daunting as there’s an array of things to consider before you go. Usually, the people, or person, requesting the pleasure of your company will have specified a dress code on the invite, or the theme of the party will help steer you in the right direction when it comes to your look. However, it’s important to prep and plan as much as you can beforehand; so you can get ready with ease, and your night will get off to the best start.


    Image source: Pexels


    Let’s start at the top; your hair. Whatever your hair type might be; you want it looking the best it can on your big night out. On the run up to the event, make sure you take some time to indulge in a hair mask or two, so you know your hair is as strong and conditioned as possible. It’s important to nourish your hair before any styling, straightening, or curling, as most of these techniques require the use of direct heat to your hair, along with products and sprays that you’re not used to.

    Figure out if you’re going to use a professional stylist at a hair salon, or if you’re confident enough to execute the hairstyle of your choice yourself. If you’re going with the salon option, make sure you’re booked in as soon as you’ve RSVP’d to the invite. Give yourself enough time to get dressed and apply your makeup after the stylist (whether it’s you, or somebody else) has worked their magic. If you choose to get your hair done in the morning, ensure your style is locked in with enough spray, and it will see you through until you get in the car to go home!


    It’s always a treat to pamper your skin, but in the days leading up to the formal event; make sure you moisturize each day after your bath or shower. If you plan to apply a fake tanning product, it’s key that your skin is hydrated, particularly around your knees, elbows, and heels. Fake tan a couple of evenings before; so it looks as natural as possible, and there’s time to fix any potential mistakes.

    If you don’t feel the need to change the shade of your skin in any way, ensure it’s looking as bright, soft and moisturized as possible. Applying specialist foot cream to your feet and toes, and popping some cotton socks on them, before bed each night will ensure they are soft and sandal-ready. The morning of the event is a great time to use a body scrub, to get rid of any dry areas of skin, and pop your body cream, butter, or soufflé of choice on from head to toe.

    Woman in Naked Figure

    Image source: Pexels



    When it comes to doing your own makeup for an occasion, make sure you practice runs in the evenings, or the weekend before the event. You might need to brush up on your eyelash application or get that contouring technique perfected, so it’s worth remembering that practice makes perfect! Take a look on YouTube and Pinterest for some inspiration and tutorials on formal makeup looks, and test out what’s going to suit your skin tone, hair, and outfit choice.

    Try and work out how long the makeup will take you to do, and give yourself some extra time, in case you need to correct anything or fix a smudge (it’s bound to happen). For some tips on achieving a flawless makeup look, take a peek here.


    Just because you’re heading out to a formal event, doesn’t mean you have to feel completely uncomfortable, or unlike yourself. You can rock an outfit that fits both the occasion and your personal style; so bear that in mind when it comes to going dress or suit shopping. Thinking about the best color palette for your hair and skin tone is a wise place to start; you might think you’ve found the outfit of your dreams, only to find the color makes you look washed out and unwell. So, if you can eliminate certain colors and shades from your search, it will save a lot of time in the changing rooms.

    Once you’ve figured out the best colors for you, think about what silhouettes complement your body shape. Be confident and embrace what you’ve been blessed with (while remembering this is a formal occasion and not a day at the beach). Try on different styles, in different fabrics; then take pictures in the changing room mirror, so you can scroll through each one and decide which makes you look the most fabulous.


    Image source: Pexels


    One of the best things about a formal event, aside from wearing beautiful attire, is completing the look with some jewelry. A special occasion is the best excuse to sparkle from head to toe literally, but make sure you don’t go too overboard (unless it’s an Elizabeth Taylor-themed evening).

    Two to three key pieces are usually sufficient, and will create an elegant look; so, think about a set of earrings, necklace, and a ring for example, or perhaps you could swap the necklace for a bracelet instead. Think about what metal tones and gemstones will fit in will your look, and if you’re treating yourself to something new, take a look at sites like SilverBlings, which will help inspire you on what to choose.


    Hopefully, you’ve already been moisturizing your hands and feet as discussed previously; but, now’s the time to add the finishing touches. You can further ensure the condition of your nails by using a cuticle oil on a regular basis before you paint them or visit the beauticians for a manicure.

    When it comes to your nail polish choice; your options really come down to a neutral, nude shade, or a pop of color, that will stand out on your fingernails and toes. Classic berry tones and reds suit every skin tone, and will go with a huge variety of colors, ensuring your nails wouldn’t clash with your clothing; but, instead, would complement it. However, if you’re unsure and wary of looking too busy; pick a taupe or a pale pink shade, which will definitely go with your outfit, whatever the color.


    Image source: Pexels


    You finally have a legitimate excuse to go shoe shopping (yay); the first thing to make sure of is if you can walk in them. If you never wear stilettos or shoes with a heel higher than two inches, you’re unlikely to be able to walk and dance gracefully at the party, so try not to buy anything that will put your ankles at risk. Luckily, there are so many options when it comes to formal shoes, and they come in every heel height, style, and color imaginable; so you should be able to find the right pair for you and your outfit.

    Make sure you try them on in the store and have a good walk around in them to make sure they are comfortable and don’t rub your feet. You don’t want your whole night ruined because your heels and toes have been in agony since half an hour in. You can wear your shoes around the house a little each evening to break them in and ensure they’ll be comfortable at your event. It’s always better to be strutting when you make your entrance, rather than hobbling!


    Your bag needs to be big enough to hold your essentials; your phone, money, and any cosmetics that might need topping up throughout the night (breath mints and a comb also seem to come in handy). A clutch style bag is a great option, as it will hold all you need, but won’t be too heavy or cumbersome to carry around. Many clutches also come with straps and chains that can be folded away inside; so you can pull them out and pop your bag on your shoulder when you want to dance, take a selfie, or if your hands are full of canapes.

    A beautiful bag is another chance to enhance your overall look, so consider the color and embellishments carefully. Think about metallic colors that will match your jewelry, a shade that will match your lip and shoe color, or perhaps the bag is where all the gemstones and sparkles can be in your ensemble. Check out what formal bags the celebs were wearing at this year’s Met Gala here:


    Image source: Pexels

    The main thing to remember, with any special event or occasion, is to enjoy the process. It’s not all the time that you have to choose something formal to wear and make yourself look and feel great; so see the invite as an instruction to do that and have fun. You don’t have to lose your personality and style either; it’s a chance to figure out what you feel best in, at formal events that you may not experience regularly. Embrace the challenge, treat yourself, and indulge in some quality pampering and shopping time (sounds pretty great).
  • InFashion

    Stay In Style On Your Summer Vacay

    Heading on vacation isn’t just about relaxing. You might also be eager to show off your sense of style and ensure you look stunning, whether you’re hitting the beach or the street. Do you ever wonder how the girls who look fabulous in the tropical weather accomplish such a feat? Well, there are multiple ways to enhance your summer style.

    girl sea erotica sunglasses

  • InBeauty

    7 Simple Beauty Fixes To See You Through Summer

    When you love beauty; trying new treatments, looking and feeling good there’s always a buzz in the air as soon as summer comes around. Of course, we all love the warmer months, longer days and lighter nights but when it comes to beauty, summer offers us something else entirely. We get to shake up our hairstyles, go breezy with the makeup, and have fabulous treatments that make our beauty routines even easier.

    If you’re wondering what treatments you should be trying to get yourself summer beauty ready, or what steps you should take to feel your more beautiful self, here are seven that you do not want to miss.

    1. Hydrating Facial

    The first thing that you’re going to want to do is to focus on your skin. You may not notice it at first, but as soon as the weather warms up, we all get just that little bit more dehydrated in life. So not only do you have to drink more water during the summer months to keep your body happy and healthy, you have to pay a little more attention to your skin. Keeping up with your moisturizing routine is always good, but you might want to go that little bit further and apply a homemade hydrating face mask every week, just to make sure your skin is getting the care it needs.

    2. Waxing

    Even if you manage to go every single winter without shaving your legs (lucky you!), come summer, it’s one of those every other daily chore, or sometimes daily) that we all hate. But, if you have super fast growing hair or dark hair, you might want to rethink that daily shower situation and opt for monthly waxes instead. If you get the right therapist, you’re going to walk away with super smooth legs and baby-soft skin.

    3. Exfoliating

    One way to help with that hair situation is to make sure that you exfoliate. It may not be something that you prioritize, at least when it comes to your body anyway, but during the summer months, it can be a beauty savior. When you exfoliate your body, you get rid of dead skin cells that can make your skin look dry and dull. You’re also ensuring that your wax lasts that little bit longer and the same goes for your tan – natural or otherwise. So, whether you choose to exfoliate with or without a scrub, you’re going to want to do this once or twice a week so benefits from healthy skin.

    4. Hair Cut

    Then there’s that all-important summer trim to think about. After winter, we can often be left with dry, dull looking locks. To make sure that they shine in time for winter, you’re not only going to want to up your conditioning and treatment game; you need to get all those dead and dry ends snipped off. Whether you opt for that simple trim or a complete restyle, you’ll feel like an entirely different person by the time you step out of the salon this summer.

    5. Teeth Whitening

    We all want a smile that we’re proud of. As a teen, if you went through that awkward, painful stage of wearing braces, you didn’t just do that to let your teeth go as you grow. Oh no. Especially if you’ve had braces regularly. Instead, you’re going to want to make sure that you not only keep on top of your oral health but that your teeth shine nice and white too. Whether you opt for professional whitening or use the incredible invention of charcoal toothpaste to get your smile up to scratch, summer is the perfect time to do it.

    6. Spray Tan

    When the weather warms up, and we all start to wear lighter layers and shorter lengths, we all want a nice tan to show off. You might not be hitting the beach anytime soon, but there are no reasons that you can’t look like you have. So, head to the salon and book in for a spray tan. That way, when you are wearing shorts and shorter tops, you’ll feel beach ready already.

    7. Micro-blading

    Isn’t it the dream to have flawless makeup all day, every day? If only we could wake up with a full face and get on with our day, it would save us a lot of time, right? Well, there is a kinda way that you can. Semi-permanent makeup solutions, like micro-blading, give you beautiful eyebrows from the second you wake up. So if you want to go on vacation completely makeup free and still feel good, micro-blading is the answer.

    Have fun with your summer beauty fixes.

    7 Simple Beauty Fixes to see you through Summer



  • InBeauty

    Beauty Bloggers Brawl 2017

    The annual Summer Beauty Bloggers Brawl is nearing. This is my first time being a part of this Beauty Blogger collaboration and this should be fun since I get to review 10 top picks product of my choice and to give my honest opinion whether I like them or not.
    Beauty Bloggers Brawl
    Image Credit: Emma Drury
    What is the Bloggers Beauty Brawl?

    This is a group of beauty bloggers coming together to review 10 beauty products over 10 consecutive days starting on the 3rd of June 2017 until the 12th of June. For example, day one I can review my favorite liquid lipstick from any brand, day 2 my favorite or worse beauty buy product and the list continues until day 10.

    List of Beauty Products types that the collaborated bloggers will be reviewed per day.
    Day 1: Liquid Lipstick
    Day 2: Brow Product
    Day 3: Eyeliner – liquid or pencil
    Day 4: Makeup Remover
    Day 5: Nail varnish – summer colour
    Day 6: Face Mask
    Day 7: Primer
    Day 8: False Eyelashes
    Day 9: Hand Cream
    Day 10: Bronzer

    Products are chosen based on individual bloggers selection. Stay tuned for each day to see my picks. I will also link back to participating beauty bloggers in my daily thread, so you will get an idea of the exciting products each blogger are reviewing. The bloggers will also rate each product out of 100 by playing a virtual game of beauty Top Trumps. Bloggers are required to honestly and openly review each product type based on the predetermined list of criteria which includes product, price and packaging.

    Beauty Brawl
    Image Credit: Emma Drury 


    How do bloggers get products for review?

    Bloggers can choose to buy their choice of ten (10) beauty products or they can source them from sponsors. Products can be budget friendly or high-end product.

    What is Top Trumps Cards and where can I find it?

    The Top Trumps card app is available for IOS devices. Each blogger is required to download the app and create their unique cards with product, price and packaging rating and an image of the product that is being reviewed.

    Are there any rules?

    1)    Bloggers are required to review the same product type on the same day.
    2)    Bloggers are required to review their products honestly and score fairly even if they don’t like the product.
    3)    Bloggers must have their post published before 6 pm each day.
    4)    Bloggers must write an introductory post explaining what the Beauty Brawl is all about.
    5)    Products that are being reviewed must be new.

    How do I join?

    The collaboration runs through a Facebook group called Blogger’s Beauty Brawl 2017, send a request to be added.

    Blogger's Beauty Brawl 2017
  • InLifestyle

    The Little Gifts That Mean A Lot

    Sometimes, it can be hard to really personalize your gifts so that that the person you’re gifting them to knows you care. There are sites online where you can get words in scripted onto a glass, or a bracelet engraved with special words… but for the most part, you can end up feeling like a bit of a fraud for not doing it yourself. But don’t worry – there are certain things that you can make at home which really will have that magic sparkle to them without you having to break your budget.


    Cookies and Cakes

    Baking your own creations and decorating them the way you want can be a super-sweet way to create a really bespoke (and yummy!) gift. If you know the favourite sweet treat of the person that you’re gifting them to, then all the better. This is a way to really cut out the cost of going to the bakery and hoping that they’ve got something similar in stock, or paying a professional cake maker to do it for you. Just make sure that you have enough ingredients to cover everything so you’re not popping back to the shop every couple of minutes for something new.

    CDs and Vinyls

    If you are a good singer/songwriter, why not record a song for them? There is nothing more personal than having a song composed specifically for you, and this is something that can be treasured for years to come. If it’s something that you’re particularly proud of, head over to Nationwide to ensure that you’ve got good quality CDs to hand out to your friends, family and maybe those even higher like music producers to listen to your tracks!


    Art can be subjective, but as long as it’s focused on a subject that the receiver will absolutely love, then it’s something that will always go down a treat. As long as it doesn’t look like Phoebe’s creation ‘Gladys’ from Friends, it may even turn out to be something that will be hung in their home for years to come. Think about all of the things that make your friend smile and try to include them, however small the influence within your design may be.


    There are some photos of yourself that you will have never seen. This is the same for any friends and family members who you hold close. If you are in possession of these photos, try putting them in an album or in a nice frame for them to receive. You could even add little beads and sequins to the spaces between people or on plain bits of background to really jazz them up a bit. It’s small memories like this which can mean the world to some people, and truly you don’t have to spend a lot on a gift for it to be something that they hold dear to them. Just make sure that you have a spare copy of the photo if it’s one that you like as well.

    the little gifts that mean a lot
  • InLifestyle

    Big Night Out Without The Big Spend

    If you’ve got a big night out planned, you want to be looking your best. You might be heading to the mall to find the perfect outfit and some fresh cosmetics. Maybe you’ve even got a salon appointment? Before you go and melt the plastic of your credit card, consider where you really want to be spending your cash? Do you need to spend big to have a big night out?
    It’s always nice to buy everything new for a big event or night out. That doesn’t mean you have to if you would rather spend your hard-earned cash on the event itself. You might have a gorgeous dress tucked in the back of your closet that is begging to come out and be seen. If you’re worried someone might recognize it from last season, dress it up with fresh accessories and a different pair of shoes.
    Don’t spend hours in the mall at the cosmetics counter. Try hunting for make-up coupons that offer you great products without the hassle. Remember, your application technique is just as important as the product when you want to achieve that flawless look. Pop your savings in your purse to go toward your evening out. Would you give up the salon stylist and do your hair at home? The savings you make could provide you with a little extra cash to enjoy while you’re out.

    If you’re worried about spending too much money while you’re out, why not give yourself a top limit? This will help prevent you going overdrawn or ringing up big bills you can’t afford. You could leave the credit card at home and only carry cash so you can see when you’re starting to run low. If you’re worried about this, you can try a prepaid card. Of course, you should never leave yourself too short to cover the cost of a cab home.

    big night out, big spend, club


    Booking your venues in advance can sometimes save you a little extra cash too. If you know where you’re heading this evening, why not call and see what offers are available? You can use the savings for something extra on the night, or put it away for something else another time. Sharing a ride with the others in your party can help you all spread the cost of the evening too. Sometimes a hotel room shared with you is cheaper than the cost of a late night cab from the city.

    Alcohol will always cost more than soft drinks. Why not alternate between the two? If there are a lot of you in your party, you could share a pitcher, or buy your drinks in advance on a tab that may offer a discount. What about dining? Some restaurants offer a set price per head when you book for the entire party in advance. This means you don’t have to limit yourself to a salad if your budget is a little tight.
    You don’t have to spend a lot on a big night out to enjoy it. Sometimes the evening can be more fun knowing you’ve put a little away in savings too. Enjoy!

    Big Night Out without the Big Spend
  • InMakeup

    Guide To Achieving A Flawless Makeup Look

    Do you love makeup but aren’t sure if you’re doing it right? Don’t worry, follow this makeup routine, and you’ll be a pro achieving a flawless makeup look within no time.

    Knowing your skin type
    Before you go ahead and start buying a bunch of products, you will need to know what you’re buying them for.

    We all have different skin types, and it’s so important you figure out what yours is first. If you have oily skin, you’re not going to want to use something that’s meant for dry skin, as this may make you even more oily, and vice versa. 


    Now it’s time to prep the skin for makeup.  First, you will want to make sure your face is clean, then you can moisturize it. It is so important to have a good moisturizer because this will affect how your skin will stay throughout the day. There are many skin care products out there so do your research first. 

    Then you can prime your skin, which will make the foundation look better and last a lot longer.

    Eyes are said to be the windows to the soul, so you’re going to want to make them beautiful; which doesn’t mean cover them up in eyeshadow (unless that’s the look you’re going for!)

    Learn about your eye shape, as they will help when it comes to choosing the right colours and techniques. For example, if you have a hooded eyelid, you can create a new crease with a darker shadow, resulting in a wider looking eye.

    Don’t forget to add mascara to finish off the look.

    Make sure you find the right shade before you buy a foundation. Having said that, sometimes you may just get unlucky and will not be able to find your perfect shade. If this does happen, you will need to mix two different colours. It is annoying, but at least you’ll be able to walk around with your face the same color as the rest of your body! 


    Contouring is the craze that took over the world. The techniques really are a form of sorcery. Whether you want to make your nose look smaller, or you want killer cheekbones, it can all be achieved with these steps. 

    Choose a cool brown shade slightly darker than your skin tone and draw where you want to create a shadow. So under your cheekbones, down the sides of your nose and around your forehead. By doing this, the illusion of the ‘shadow’ will make the area look smaller. Just make sure you blend everything properly otherwise it won’t look natural. You can also add a little under your bottom lip which will make it look fuller.

    To finish the look off, you will want to highlight certain areas on your face. This goes hand in hand with the contouring you have just done. You will want to go down the center of your nose, the tops of your cheekbones and even on your cupids bow. This will just make everything stand out as a pose to looking flat, as well as sparkle when the light hits your face.

    Guide to Achieving a Flawless Makeup Look