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August 2017

  • InHealth

    The Many Benefits Of Showering With Cold Water

    Besides the severe climate and dropping heats outside, utilizing hot water can sometimes dehydrate out our skin and hair. It may be very tempting for a person to want to submerge into a hot bath or relax under your thermostatic shower system in a steamy shower. Cold water is known to be better for you. Unlike hot water, it does not dry skin and hair, making them prone to damage. While there is no way to repair years of damage done instantly, there are some simple tips that can aid in that remedy. Some shampoos, conditioners and leave-in products can help reduce the damage by introducing vitamins and some oils back into our hair. There are advantages to both hot and cold water.

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    Washing your hair in lukewarm water, however, is the best. Hot water tends to burn it and causes it to dry out. It has the same effects as a curling iron or a flat iron. If the water is too hot, it will scald the shaft and the scalp. That will not help the damage that is already done and will cause further damage! It can also become brittle and fade, for those with color treated hair. You can help repair and tame your hair by using the right water temperature.
    Your shaft and scalp both need the natural oils that are produced by going a few days without washing. When you wash daily, you strip your hair of those oils, and it can become greasy or dry; depending on your hair type.

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    Both our skin and our hair are secured by a layer of natural oil or oil called sebum. Boiling water can become destroy that layer of sebum, making our skin to dry and cause fragileness. If we go specifically out after a hot shower, Hot water can likewise prompt the pores getting clogged. Cold showers are one of the best anti-aging secrets that keep your skin tight, versatile, energetic, and brilliant looking. They can likewise prompt more grounded hair, which can keep it from rapidly dropping out and back off general balding.
    High-temperature water dries out your hair depriving it of its common, solid oils. After you wash your hair in warm water, utilizing both your cleanser and conditioner, showering in cold water helps support hair firmness. This aids hair quality and even accompanies the additional advantage of glossy, less crimped showing up hair. If you have a natural hair, this is a major factor since healthy hair tends to be more of the unusual size!
    The cold water will lock in the oils and chemicals from the shampoo. Cold water closes the pores. When the water hits your scalp and hair, the pores will close without the hair fully being cleansed. That will lead to oily hair, itchy scalp and frequent showers for your hair to feel clean again. What you want is for the vitamins to be locked into your hair and not the shampoo. Washing your hair with luke warm water will aid in the vitamins being absorbed, but not the shampoo or conditioner chemicals. Since the lukewarm water washes the scalp clean with no residue, you won’t have to wash your hair as frequently.

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    Reduced Stress
    It cools you down man… seriously; then you can adapt to any stress anybody throws at you.
    Two great de-stressing things happen. That is, your uric acid level is lowered – one of your bodily waste products that can cause painful Gout or Kidney Stones. And the level of Glutathione in your blood is increased – the absolute master detoxifier for your immune system.
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    The extra oxygen provided by an increased breathing rate as well as a faster heart beat will kick every synopsis and organ – especially the brain, into a super-accelerated high gear that will last for as long as you need it.
    Your Self-Discipline and Will Power are Super-Charged
    Discipline and willpower are two very human factors that I believe are so closely related that they need to be mentioned together… and taking a daily natural cold water shower is a test for both – at the same time.
    If your will-power gets you through the initial stages of this health-strengthening habit, then your self-discipline cannot be faulted… simple..!
    Alleviate Depression
    It’s all about brain-freeze I think… Noradrenaline, a chemical that plays a big part in the calming of depression, is activated under a cold shower.
    There have also been studies that have confirmed the fact that an overall anti-depressive effect is gained when the brain receives heavy amounts of electrical impulse signals due to the cold-water “shock.”
    Improved Post-Exercise Recovery
    It’s an age-old tradition and well-known remedy for tired and aching muscles… professional athletes will often partake of an ice-bath for speedier muscle recovery.
    Again there are studies that have confirmed the effectiveness of ice water treatment for aching and even injured muscles and tendons – it simply works by helping to dilute lactic acid… and where a cold shower hasn’t quite got the major muscle fixing power of a solid freezing dunk in an ice bath, it goes a long way to being effective enough – and isn’t quite so “heart-stopping”… believe it or not..!
    Raise Testosterone and Fertility Levels in Men
    It’s been a known fact for a long time that regular HOT bathing reduces a guys’ sperm count… a lot… whereas a cold dunk has been proved to effectively improve that sperm count up to a massive 400+%… there’s a reason those things hang outside us guys’ body you know – it’s cooler than inside..!
    And that all goes hand-in-hand with the Testosterone levels – hot = low… cold = high… simple..!
    Improved Immune System
    A British study proved that regular cold showers increased the circulation of disease-fighting white blood cells – regular hot showering just doesn’t make the grade when it comes to revving-up our biggest natural defense system.
    Fat Loss
    There are two types of fat in our bodies, white and “brown”… and the brown fat is the ‘good’ fat – it is the heat generator for your body.
    A cold shower stimulates the brown fat (why do you think all those Tibetan monks are so lean..?) with the result that extra calories are burned to keep your internals warm and cozy while you suffer the onslaught of freezing water – over time, this can lead to a substantial fat loss.

    The Many Benefits Of Showering With Cold Water

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  • InBeauty

    5 Quick Beauty Fixes To Prevent Monstrous Mishaps

    Picture the scene ladies. You have a hot date / big night out / important interview / first day of your new job and you want to leave the house looking flawless. You pay great and painstaking attention to every facet of your appearance from the tip of every strand of hair right down to the shellac on your toes. You’re dashing around loading your purse with all the essential accouterments, and on your way out you take one last minute glance in the mirror to see…

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    Uh oh! Something has slipped through the net. There’s a small but definitely perceptible flaw in your otherwise immaculate appearance. It needs to be corrected before it becomes an embarrassing beauty disaster. Here are the most common beauty mishaps and how to fix them quickly and effortlessly so you won’t be late.

    Creased clothes
    There are few things more frustrating than noticing unsightly creases in your clothes when you’re just about to step out of the door. You don’t have time to steam your clothes or fire up the iron, but fortunately, a faithful friend can be most helpful in your time of need. Simply switch on your hair irons and set them to a medium heat. It’s the perfect way to straighten out those unsightly creases. Good hair irons are an essential tool in any beauty arsenal and you can find various brands ranked at If you don’t already own a pair, you’ve just been given one more reason to invest!

    Over conditioned hair
    Many of us spend a long time making sure our hair is absolutely perfect, but it’s often not until after we’ve dried and styled our hair that we see the greasy results of over conditioning. Leaving your home with less than perfect hair can damage your confidence so give it a blast of dry shampoo for a shot of instant freshness. It will absorb any excess grease while lending your hair body and texture.

    Forehead sheen
    If things have gotten a bit frantic while you’ve been getting everything ready before you go you may catch yourself with a little bit of perspiration on your forehead, peeking through your foundation. An extra dab of primer is the perfect way to quickly perfect the matte texture of your foundation even on hot and humid days.

    Clumpy Lashes
    Nothing can ruin your look like clumpy lashes. They cheapen the effect of your mascara and make your look seem rushed, definitely not the path to making the right impression. This is why you should carry clear mascara with you at all times. Brush out the excess on your lashes, sliding off any buildup on your lashes and buffing them out from there.   

    And finally that most hated of all…

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    The surprise pimple

    That pimple you thought you’d slain before you showered? Surprise! It’s back again, meaner and redder than ever just waiting to announce its presence to the world. Not to worry, you can calm the beast with a dab of natural witch hazel. This natural astringent will alleviate the redness and inflammation so you can go about your day with confidence.

    Now that you’ve quickly averted these last minute beauty crises all that remains is for you to get out there and be fabulous!

    5 Quick Beauty Fixes To Prevent Monstrous Mishaps
  • InFashion

    The Best Party Wear Trends to Keep Your Eye on This Autumn/Winter

    It’s kind of sad to think that the summer is coming to an end. The temperatures will soon start to drop and the nights will draw in quicker. But while the shorts and summer dresses get packed away, the little black dress and heels come out as we welcome party season!
    Most retailers have already started to stock party shoes, dresses and accessories and you’ll find plenty of choice in a range of styles.
    If you’re as excited as I am, check out all my favourite trends ahead of the season…

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    Something sparkly

    As you’d expect, there will be plenty of sparkles this winter. Shimmering gold and silver dresses are everywhere. They are all styled differently but are all eye-wateringly shiny. Naturally, it is not a look that will appeal to everyone, but an awful lot of us will give these exciting fabrics a go.

    Shiny shoes

    Naturally, if you have a glittery dress you need a pair of shiny shoes to go with them. Dressy patent leather court shoes in gold or silver are everywhere. Diamante open-toed shoes are also widely available. If you are not keen on shiny footwear, do not worry because velvet will also be a head-turner at parties too across the Christmas period.

    For the ultimate bang, look for a pair of Disco ball boots. Versions of these crazy glittering knee-length boots have been cropping up on catwalks, across the world, over the past few weeks. It’s a trend that’s brave, but it’s also bold and beautiful.

    Little black dresses with a twist

    As ever, the little black dress is going to be a party favourite. Highly tailored, mid-length or long dresses are set to be big this year, with the possibility that velvet will start to make a bit of a comeback. This comfortable, flexible fabric is fantastic for dance Divas. They really enjoy the freedom of movement that velvet offers.

    Tweed anyone?

    One of the oddest trends is the incorporation of what is normally considered staid fabrics into party dresses. Stella McCartney has led the way in showing how combining different traditional tweeds and tartans to create striking dresses that could turn heads at the office party. It is too early to say if this interesting design idea will be taken up by High Street retailers, though. If you see one, try it on. It is a look that has the potential to work for all body types and one that will certainly turn heads.

    Party trousers

    If dresses are not your favourite option for a party, do not worry. Most fashion designers have opted to include trousers in their partywear ranges this year. A pair of baggy-legged black trousers will look great paired with a wide belt and a shiny fitted top. The best thing about this party outfit is that you can get away with wearing black baseball boots. So, you can dance all night without worrying about waking up with feet that are covered in blisters.

    Picking your perfect party outfit

    As you can see, you really are spoilt for choice. The designers have come up with something for everyone. However, if you would like a bit more guidance about buying an outfit for a party, you can find it here.

    The Best Party Wear Trends to Keep Your Eye on This Autumn/Winter
  • InLifestyle, Travel

    Get Travel and Shop Coupons

    When shopping I always try to find the best deals. With Groupon Coupons it is possible to find coupons for your favorite merchants. I have and so should you! Groupon Coupons will provide you with their best-deal-of-the-day ranging from restaurants, stores, movie tickets, beauty deals and much more. Groupon Coupon has partnered with over 9,000 retailers to provide shoppers with savings on their purchases and more value for their money. The entire family can enjoy a day out by using Groupon Coupons for their shopping and/or traveling experience.
    Stores like Charlotte Russe, Aeropostale, and Agaci Stores are my go-to for feminine styles. Charlotte Russe carries a unique array of clothes, shoes and accessories for teenagers, petite and plus size women. Whereas on Aeropostale you can find uniforms, polo shirts for boys and girls. I love shopping for casual attires on Aeropostale. Shopping online at Agaci Store will be able to find casual and dressy outfits for any occasion. Try Groupon Coupons for savings and the best shopping experience.
    Also, If you travel a lot whether for work or pleasure sometimes it can be difficult finding cheap tickets or a flight to your destination since we might not know which airline can get us there, please don’t hesitate to check out Expedia they will provide several airlines that you can choose from. Whenever I am traveling I always search Expedia for the best tickets to buy. They also protect your trips for a very low cost. If an accident should happen and your flight got delay and/or something came up and you won’t get to travel on that same date it is a guarantee that Expedia would refund you or extend your ticket for that cost since your trip is protected.
    If you are looking for a place to stay try out They will help you to find a hotel in the area that you will be staying. If you are unable to cover the entire expense check Groupon Coupons to be applied to your order.
    Whether shopping or traveling Groupon will have a coupon that suits your lifestyle and will have you spending less on a budget. Enjoy shopping hauls and family vacay while you can spend less and save with Groupon Coupons.

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  • InBeauty, Hair

    Hair Raising Ideas for Luscious Locks

    We all have parts of our bodies that we aren’t happy with which we occasionally have to make huge efforts with just to look “normal” and for some its hair. It can start when you’re a toddler with thick, extremely curly, blonde curls that have to be brushed into submission by an overzealous mother every night and plaited; if she can get you to stand still for long enough. Eventually, she’ll say she’s had enough and have said curls lopped off into a haircut akin to Julie Andrews in Sound of Music, including the too short fringe. Trouble is, those curls will still want to stick out. Growing up, we’ll go through various styles from a feather cut, a bob, a purdey cut, a lob and through it all will continue the battle with our unruly hair.

    Thank goodness that due to the hard work of the hairdressing industry and some of the many brands of shampoos treatments and colours, on the whole as adults we look pretty acceptable and would even go as far as saying that on occasion our hair is our best feature. Now, there will be those among us who will be saying wow I wish my problem was too thick hair or too curly hair as yours may be limp, fine or dead straight but it works both ways – we always want what we don’t have! 

    We are never satisfied with what we’re given, are we? We’ve all spent many hours trawling through shops and hairdressing salons as well as online to find products or advice that we think are worth the time and money to use. So here’s a list of some of the best buys out there with a couple of great sites for hair tips and some that people with other ”hairy” problems have used with good results.

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    The Perils of Bleach

    Having a dry scalp is a nightmare especially if it’s prone to little psoriasis (just to add to the hair problems) so it’s important to learn early on that the harsher the products e.g. perming, the worse the effect on your scalp. Often people with dark hair want to lighten it and the hair will resist most efforts and where people have continued, they have ended up with hair like straw and a red blistered scalp! There are ways, of course, to add bright colors to the hair without bleach, though you need to take into account that usually the effects are not as bold or dramatic.

    All Time Favourite

    One of the most popular companies, now in the world, has to be Lush, for the sheer range of products tackling all manner of problems not to mention their ethics. Hair doesn’t always behave in the same way so needs different products at different times. Don’t believe that old rumor that your hair gets used to your shampoo or conditioner – so what you think it suddenly decides “Nope not gonna let you have a good effect on me now you’ve stocked up?!” There are so many factors that can affect the condition of your locks, leaving them anything but luscious. One of the worst can be humidity. Hair may start out the day like a smooth pedigree coat but by teatime, it’s looking like the local rough coated mutt with a halo of frizz around the face.

    Sometimes, especially in cold and windy weather, scalps also begin feeling itchy and sore and occasionally if it’s that time of the month too (thanks, hormones!) Some people’s hair is even affected by their health going from fry dry, coarse hair to lank, greasy ”hair strings” when ill and then the hair feels like it needs a really deep cleanse (as does the body!). So many problems though are covered by Lush, plus you can even colour your hair and treat it to a shine treatment using their wonderful blocks of henna – although be careful when you do and get the colour otherwise you’ll need to bleach clean the bathroom afterward!

    Splurge on a Treat

    If you fancy giving your hair a real treat, if it’s been coloured, flattened, soaked in the sea and generally been neglected, a great go to product is Damage Remedy conditioner from Aveda. A real treat, this miracle worker can be used once a week to maintain soft and sleek hair. Some can honestly see and feel a difference after the very first use. (Do make sure you give it a while to soak in and do its magic). Aveda is, of course, another company that has a fab range of products for your every follicular challenge.

    Supermarket Bargains

    You know some months the pennies won’t stretch to an indulgent conditioner or treatment but there are some pretty good brands out there in your local supermarket or chemist that student friends swear by. A popular brand is OGX who have a big range of shampoos and conditioners that won’t break the bank especially if you get a 3 for 2 or a BOGOF deal. You could actually cover most of your “Hair Moods” with their range that uses ingredients from Argan oil to Eucalyptus and Mint.

    Go Organic

    If you want to be as natural as possible without the chemical nasties that some products contain then you can’t beat Daniel Field for quality and choice. There is even a great pamphlet you can download giving you advice on what colour you should choose and loads of videos for tips and demonstrations. Organic colours are sometimes of particular interest to ladies that are undergoing treatment for cancer such as chemotherapy too as they don’t contain any nasties!

    Well, there you have it, a few suggestions of great brands that can help you all the way to luscious locks. The best tip around is to be sure to match your product with the mood of your hair then you’ll always get the look you’re after!

    Hair Raising Ideas for Luscious Locks
  • InLifestyle

    Questions Relationship – Perhaps You Should Listen


    In case you have someone, say a friend who questions relationship that you’re in, do yourself a big favor and listen. Most of the time your own mother, or perhaps the sister, or even best friend will discover warning signs that you already know exist, and you just deny it. No one should subject themselves to a bad relationship; life is too short for that.

    When it comes down to business my own initial advice is always to avoid bad relationships from the start. I’m aware that a lot of people reading this article would just say, ‘well I wouldn’t know till I’d been in love”. That may well be true, I have no idea about you or your own situation; however, I know that in case of my friends and my own sister who happens to be in awful relationships that can be a lie.

    The reality is that, often, the signs are already there. We simply tend to disregard them, and in most cases for the wrong reasons. Most of us normally ignore them simply because we really don’t want to become alone or maybe the person looks truly hot, and so on for foolish reasons. And before we all know it, we’ve been in over our heads and feel as if we’re confined and uncertain of where to start.

    The good thing is that there are a lot of things you can do about this. Here are some tips to get you started:

    1. With regards to this post, when I speak about a bad relationship I really don’t necessarily mean an abusive one. I simply mean that both of you are not compatible and do not get along. If abuse is present within the relationship; you should be going on to find for help, get to a shelter, go out of town with friends, anything that must be done to break free and get safe.

    It is not awful in trying to find out (be truthful) if both of you can easily work on some things making them better. At times, the problems within a relationship tend to be minor and that we can simply deal with them provided that both sides would like to try. In case you really believe that your partner is eager to try it out, then try it out.

    2. Many times, once the partner begins asking with regards to the relationship, and letting you know that both of you should make some changes; the opposite partner will quickly get scared and advise that both of you will move it one step further. I understand that this seems unproductive, yet it happens. In case you begin seeing the imperfections in your partner or perhaps the relationship, your own partner may turn to feel undecided about them self and as a way to keep you; they will often aim to lock you in tighter by way of letting you know that you get married or live with each other on a single roof.

    Don’t be misled. In case your partner creates this change, it simply implies that they’re trying to stay away from the real issue and they are seeking to manipulate you and play on your feelings. In all honesty, in case that happens, it should get you to question the relationship a lot more, not less.

    Thus, if someone you know throws questions about the relationship that you’re in; then you must pay attention to and listen closely. They’re just taking care of you and they are, right to get worried.


    Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in any guest post featured on our site are those of the guest author and do not necessarily reflect the opinions and views of Beauty that walks as a whole.

    Author bio: Alex Wise is the publisher and founder of Love awake free dating site, which launched in July 2009 and has been providing original free dating services and relationship advice, tips, articles, reviews, and videos to readers ever since. Follow him on the company site or on Facebook and Twitter
  • InLifestyle

    Accessorize your Tech Device with Toddy Gear

    Welcome to the century of smartphones, power banks and selfies. If that camera lens is not clean your selfie will be blurry; something that we would not like to see in our pictures after snapping away that million and 1 selfie. A drained battery while on-the-go without any hope of getting a charge feels like a horrible disaster. I just can’t live without my power bank.

    Accessorize your Tech Device with Toddy Gear


    With Toddy Gear we are now able to clean our screens, camera lenses effectively with their fashionable and customizable accessories. Say bye bye to 1% battery with these power bank built to keep your battery alive while you drive.

    Accessorize your Tech Device with Toddy Gear


    Using my Toddy Gear Smart Cloth I am able to keep my tech devices clean at all times whether I am on the go, in the office, at school or at home. The Toddy Smart Cloth is made of premium dual-sided microfiber perfect for cleaning and polishing away dirt, grime and fingerprints from smartphones, tablets, laptop screens, sunglasses and much more. It can also be used to clean other items around the house. The Toddy Gear Smart Cloth is just 5×7 in length and width. It can be easy to store away or taken with you.

    The Pocket Toddy will fit comfortably attached to your purse or in your pocket for on-the-go mistakes. The Pocket Toddy is built with the same premium dual sided microfiber as the Smart Cloth. With a built-in pouch to easily push fingers in to wipe away the mess of dirt and grime from devices, an elastic loop to attach to any purse, backpack and/or keychain. The Pocket Toddy is just travel-friendly and ready to use while on-the-go.

    Accessorize your Tech Device with Toddy Gear


    The Wedge Mobile Device Stand brought my life at ease. Often, I would be on a video call for long hours and I would have to be holding the phone in my hands which defeats the purpose of doing other activities. The Wedge doubles as a mobile stand and a cleaner for the device which can be found at the bottom of the wedge. It is a plush like bean bag that stands upright to hold smartphones, iPod at an ideal angle. It can be used for viewing purposes or just a phone rest.

    Accessorize your Tech Device with Toddy Gear Smart Phones

    Nothing becomes annoying until cords are left to become tangled together. The Universal Lightning Cable will charge and sync your device with one single cord and an attachable lightning to Micro USB Adapter.

    Accessorize your Tech Device with Toddy Gear Smart Phones

    The day would just not be right if you can’t get your phone to 100% or just enough juice to bring you throughout the day. My Power Bank I do not go without. I am happy that I was able to customize it to my very own liking. The Smart Charge Power Bank consist of two ports for charging; one made specifically for IOS devices and the other for any other smartphone device. It comes with its very own micro USB cord to recharge the power bank when the energy runs low. The Smart Charge Power Bank holds a battery capacity of 7000 mAh. It has a sleek design and portable function fit for on-the-go purposes.

    At Toddy Gear, there are a lot of designs for you to pick and choose from. If you like it is also possible to customize a selected set of accessories with your own personalized image, logos, text or just whatever you like.

    Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.

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  • InBeauty, Hair

    Temporary Hair Solutions For Indecisive People

    It’s impossible to decide what to do with your hair on the best of days, let alone when a special occasion is approaching. If it’s your wedding day, your prom, or you’re just celebrating a big achievement, you want to do something special to your hair, but you’re not always prepared to deal with any long-term changes. If you want to give your hair a makeover for just one night, here are a few temporary solutions for you to explore.

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    Temporary short hair

    Normally, you love having luxuriously long hair, and you’ve been very patient waiting for it to grow to the desired length. The last thing you want is to cut it, but sometimes you think an outfit would look better with shorter hair, or you just want it out of the way during a heatwave. Fortunately, you can achieve this look without trimming a single hair. The faux bob is an easy way to style your hair short, and no scissors need to get involved. At most, you’ll only need to search the house for every hairpin you own.

    Temporary long hair

    Whether you’re happy having short hair, or you’re impatiently waiting for it to grow, sometimes it’s nice to have a night of showing off your long shiny hair. This temporary miracle is easily achieved with clip in hair extensions, which are cheaper and less time consuming than getting a weave. There are extensions to suit every color, and style of hair, so all you have to do is style it the way you want. On the other hand, what’s the point in having long hair for a night if you’re not going to let it flow free?

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    Temporary color

    Perhaps you’re usually very conservative with your hair color; if you ever think about dying it, you always stick with something close to your natural shade. However, if you’re going to a concert, a festival, or you have an epic Halloween costume in mind, then it might be the right time to get a little crazy with your hair color. If you don’t want to commit to having blue hair, however, then there are a few solutions. You could try colored hairspray so you can wash it out later, or use semi-permanent hair color to decide if you want to make the look permanent later.

    Temporary big hair

    Despite all the volumizing hair products you use, it feels like you keep walking a fine line between flat hair, or a frizzy lion’s mane. Some stylists recommend sticking with short hair or getting a blunt trim to make your hair look like it has more volume, but if you’re hoping for a memorable style for a special occasion then there are a few sneaky ways to add volume to your hair. Dry shampoo, back brushing, and plenty of hairspray at the roots will keep your hair elevated for the duration of the evening. It might also help to curl the roots for a little extra bounce.

  • InSkin Care

    10 Anti Aging Ingredients You Want to Incorporate Into Your Skin Care Regimen

    Mid thirties is the best and worst time of life. The best part of it is the seniority it brings in your professional and personal lives. This is the point in life when you start getting more respect and recognition in your work place and society. The worst part of it is the signs of aging that take your skin by storm and make you feel older than you actually are.
    It is rightly said by Betty Friedan that “Aging is not a lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength”. Running my beauty salon and nail spa Dubai, I have seen a lot of middle aged women losing their confidence as the signs of aging start to appear. But all is not lost. The good news is, you can slow down the aging process of your skin by incorporating some of these 10 anti-aging ingredients into your skin care regimen.

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    1.     Retinol
    A form of Vitamin A, retinol is one of the few ingredients that can reverse the signs of aging. Especially when exposed to sunlight. It works best when applied before bedtime and followed up by a moisturizing regimen immediately upon waking up.
    2.     Matrixyl
    Matrixyl is a peptide that stimulates collagen production in the skin. Peptides are proteins found in many skin-care creams as one of the anti-aging ingredients. Applying peptides to the skin surface can trick the skin into producing more, effectively slowing down the ageing process. Matrixyl are already proving useful in stem cell research and wound healing.
    3.     Anti Oxidants
    One of the worst enemies of healthy collagen production is long wave ultraviolet. Antioxidants, such as vitamins C and E, green tea, and ferulic acid, can fight free radicals, thus helping to keep the signs of aging at bay. It’s one of the best anti-aging ingredients you should look for in your sunscreen of choice.
    4.     Sodium hyaluronic Acid
    Hyaluronic acid, found naturally in skin cells, is ultimate humectants. This is a very mild acid that is also a lotion ingredient, hyaluronic acid adds to your skin’s moisturizing qualities, and enhances the skin’s collagen production.
    5.     Niacinamide
    This component of vitamin B3 “has been shown to increase ceramide and free fatty acid levels in skin, prevent skin from losing water content and stimulate microcirculation in the dermis. Ceramides are essentially the skin barrier molecules deficient in dry skin. It also has a growing reputation for being able to lighten skin discolorations and reduce acne.
    6.     Vitamin E
    Vitamin E is necessary for the management of many conditions such as chemical damage to skin, hair loss, reducing muscle damage, increasing energy levels, and improving physical endurance. It also works in powerful synergy with vitamin C. Vitamin E on an ingredient label may be listed as tocopheryl acetate, tocopheryl linoleate, tocotrienols, alpha tocopherol and tocopheryl succinate.
    7.     Niacin
    Niacin and Niacinamide are forms of Vitamin B3 and also a very good moisturizer. Nancin are available naturally in brown rice, tuna, turkey, chicken, lamb, salmon, peanuts, and beef. Vitamin B3 is used to treat dementia and peeling red skin. It helps with pigmentary conditions, evens the skin tone, and brightens the skin.
    8.     AHAs and BHAs
    AHAs are best for sun damaged skin because they help bind moisture and improve healthy collagen production and smooth an uneven skin texture. AHA’s work by dissolving old and dead cells that builds up with time. They minimize discoloration, clear up pores, and slough off old skin to reveal a fresher, more youthful layer. BHA is best for breakout-prone skin while also being excellent for reducing redness.
    9.     Curcuminoids
    Curcuminoids have potent anti-inflammatory properties, both internally and externally. It also works to suppress excess melanin production in the presence of sunlight and will help chronic inflammation, irritation and sun damage that causes skin to look older and become less able to repair itself.
    10. Glycolic acid
    Glycolic acid is a type of alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) naturally found in sugar cane. AHAs make for the best exfoliators. The acids remove the outer layer of dead skin cells, smoothing the surface of the skin and improving radiance. Glycolic acid boasts the smallest molecules of any AHA and absorbs into the skin most effectively. Plus, it works well on sensitive and dry skin types. For optimal results, look for products that contain between a 5% and 15% concentration.
    Signs of aging wait for none. They just come by weather you like it or not, but these ingredients can help you slow down the process so that you retain that sheer confidence at the point of life when you need it the most. 

    Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in any guest post featured on our site are those of the guest author and do not necessarily reflect the opinions and views of Beauty that walks as a whole.

    Author Bio: Rami Jabali is an enthusiastic beautician and the founder of Rami Jabali Beauty Salon and Spa Dubai. He and his team of experts have served the beauty lovers from all over Dubai. You can approach his studio for best nail spa and other services and get his expert consultation.
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    3 Tips to Plan and Host a Successful Fashion Designer Q&A Event

    Hosting and planning a fashion designer Q&A event can turn out to be a pretty much gratifying experience for both event manager who curates it as well as the featured designer. The secret behind the success of such an event is creating something that is engaging and focuses on the designer and offers the audience a glimpse to his or her world so that they can find that collection to be refreshing and lovable and hence be excited for the story behind the brand.

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    The scale of the events consists of a vast arena starting from open to public, informal Q&A style event during the business hours to that of the intimate gathering with catering and cocktail held later. Here are some essential tips for hosting Q&A events. Just read on to know.

    Choose an Appropriate Venue

    You should pick a venue that happens to be in line with the product designer’s brand and product mix. If you understand that the brand is taking high-end clientele then it is not wise to pick a nightclub or a bar as a venue. This way there will be an obvious disconnect. Instead, you should look for a swanky restaurant, with a private room or a posh hotel lounge who will be willing and interested to host you. One more thing that is very important to consider at the time of picking the venue is the flow of the events and the seating. If you choose a venue keeping in mind all these, then there will not be any issue that you may face later on with that.

    Take Advantage of the Media Partnerships and the Influencers

    There are a number of creative ways to arrange the traditionally designed Q&A sessions. One style that is in vogue today is to find someone influential to host the event like that of a magazine editor or a blogger. Another idea is to partner with a regional or local magazine for hosting a new event celebrating a collection or a designer debut. Your event will be a stylish success if you are creative and keep the goal in mind.

    Prepare the Designer for the Q&A 

    Just like that of a media training session, you should train the designer so that he or she becomes a confident communicator. You should develop a list of common questions and then let the designer practice them with interesting and authentic answers. If you are thinking of appointing a moderator, then make sure to do an in-person meeting or call the moderator to go through the event timeline and expectations. You should also ensure that the moderator has all the background information so that she can host conversations. This may include an introduction to the designer and a few lead questions for kicking off with a few questions and answers in case the audience is timid and not coming up with questions.
    The above are some of the essential tips from reputed experiential event agency for hosting a successful Q&A event. These tips will ensure that your event meets with success and your client gets the optimum exposure that such an event is bound to bestow on.
    Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in any guest post featured on our site are those of the guest author and do not necessarily reflect the opinions and views of Beauty that walks as a whole.
    Author Bio: Akshay Sharma is a digital marketing enthusiast and has written many topics in the related field. He works with Wonderland Agency, which is among the best event agency in the UK.
  • InLifestyle

    Know How Much You Are Worth And Embrace It

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    The topic of self-esteem has been getting quite a bit of traction over recent days, weeks, months and years, and for good reason too. Instagram filters, photoshopping and retouched photographs are all catering to this culture where we try and constantly reach the unrealistic standards of beauty set by magazines, social media, and films. It is part of the reason people of all walks of life are feeling down and out about their self-image, which has a direct influence over our self-esteem and thus our self-worth.
    How we see ourselves is the most important perspective in life, which is why it is so important to avoid the social pressures and take back control over your confidence and understand just how much you are worth.
    It may seem hard to accept at times, but we all have the power to be confident, it is just a matter of knowing just how to own it, and that is what we are about to help you with.

    Shake Up The Meaning

    To say that your self-esteem doesn’t stem from your appearance is a lie. It shouldn’t, and it is a shame that it does, but that’s just how things are. So, if you are not happy with a certain something about yourself, then jump up and change it because if it will help boost your self-worth then it has to be worth it. It could be that you really don’t like your nose, in which case there is nothing wrong with getting nose surgery. It could be that you enroll in that eight-week course to lose an inch off your belly. But it doesn’t have to stop at your appearance. It could be you want to enroll in a college course to boost your intelligence, or improve your morals, or learn a skill. After all, self-esteem comes from within, remember that.

    Goals Have Power

    Knowing that you are making progress is one of the greatest influences your self-esteem can experience. It is that notion that you are achieving something and that you are good enough to succeed. It could be improving at table-tennis, learning how to play an instrument, completing three chin-ups or starting your own business. But don’t just set yourself a long-term goal, settle little milestones along the way. This will help you recognize your progress encouraging a feeling of pride and self-worth. Not only that but, by staying busy and focusing on your energy on successfully meeting a challenge head on, you will also be fending off any negative thoughts and replacing them with more optimistic ones.

    Good People Are Worth Gold

    A lot of the time, our self-worth stems from the worth other people place on us. So if you are surrounding yourself with people who are motivating thoughts of negativity and self-esteem you need to consider why you are hanging out with them. You need to sit down with yourself and decide whether the people around you are good enough. We all deserve to be around good people; people who complement each other, motivate and push one another to be the very best versions of themselves. Being in a group where everyone empowers one another is a great environment to experience and is something you deserve to be blessed by. You need to know that. So, while it may be hard to escape the current group you are in, please be aware that it is totally worth the pain at the beginning because you are better than that.