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  • InBeauty

    The Alternatives to Cosmetic Surgery

    Cosmetic surgery is both a costly and potentially dangerous route to take when it comes to changing the way you look. It is for these reasons why many people who desire to look like a Hollywood star don’t take such a route. But just because these people don’t take this route, it doesn’t mean their desires can’t be fulfilled. No, there are a plethora of alternatives to surgery out there that are both cost-effective and safe. Read on to find information on a few of them.
    The Alternatives to Cosmetic Surgery
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    Alternatives to bum implants

    Instead of going under the knife to recreate the rear ends of celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Nicki Minaj, you can find a number of far cheaper and far safer alternatives. Instead of spending as much as £7000 on implant surgery, why not buy padded panties instead? Instead of putting your body through the stress of surgery, why not opt for all-natural and non-invasive bum enhancement cream and smear that on your derrière? The latter gives you the chance to create the ultimate natural look as not padding would be in sight — but when you take this route make sure to choose the industry leading creams provided by Glutimax in order to garner the best and safest results. But taking either option will make your bum look just as perky and voluptuous as Kim K’s, only without subject it too costly and invasive surgery.

    Alternatives to injected lip fillers

    The desire to have full, Kylie Jenner-esque lips is one that many women (and men) can probably attest to having. But, contrary to popular belief, having full and bigger lips can be attained without injections. To achieve this full style, however, you need to be prepared to put both time and effort into your make-up rituals and specific the lining of your lips with make-up. Lining lips work perfectly in the quest to bring fullness to them, but visibly traced lips just reek of desperation. So, you need to be willing to put the time and effort into not only tracing your lips in the first place but to make them appear to be natural.

    Alternatives to Botox

    Ridding our faces of wrinkles has long been a favoured pastime of us humans as we grow old because, apparently, wrinkles are bad. And it is for this reason that millions of us have taken to having botulinum toxins injected into our facial skin — whether it be the forehead, around the eyes or around the mouth. But these toxins aren’t the only way to combat the signs of aging that are wrinkles. No, there are plenty of wrinkle treatment creams out there that will help you to do this also. They are face safer and far cheaper options than botox surgery is, so remember to bare them in mind when you spot an unwelcome wrinkle on your face! And to try and stop wrinkles from forming in the first place, try sleeping on your back instead of your front or side.
    As you can see there are plenty of options out there that mean you don’t have to dive into the surgeon’s chair as soon as you see something wrong with your appearance. Whether it be padding, creams or makeup that you choose to use to hide your flaws, make sure you choose them over surgery!
  • InBeauty

    From the Weird to the Practical: Top Celebrity Beauty Hacks

    Over the past few years, we have heard some of the most bizarre beauty hacks from celebrities, as well as the most brilliant. To save you the trouble of searching for each and every one of them, we have put together a collection of the best below.
    Olive oil face wash – We usually use olive oil to cook our stir-fries, but Chloe Moretz washes her face with it.  The American actress uses olive oil to combat acne. She told Allure that her skin was much clearer because of it.
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    Coca-Cola shampoo
    – If you thought washing your face with olive oil was a weird one, how about washing your hair with Coca-Cola? Suki Waterhouse claims that she washes her hair with the fizzy drink to give it some added texture. She said Coca-Cola gives her hair a tousled look and feel like she has “gone through the Amazon or something.”
    Apply eyeshadow with a cotton bud – From the downright weird to the completely practical, Pixie Lott has provided us with a beauty tip that does not involve using food or drink-based products. The singer says she applies her eyeshadow with a cotton bud; to give her a look that is smoldering but not harsh.
    Rhinoplasty – Plastic surgery is not for everyone, but it is something a lot of celebrities have embraced. Hollywood favorite, Jennifer Aniston, and Glee bombshell, Dianna Agron, have both had surgery on their nose. In fact, the procedures from Carolina Facial Plastic Surgery are carried out by a doctor that studied under the specialists that performed rhinoplasty surgeries on the likes of Jennifer Aniston and Ashley Simpson.
    Condiments for shiny hair – Back to the food-based DIY treatments! Blake Lively is certainly one to take advice from when it comes to shiny hair. Her golden, luscious locks are her trademark, and there is a surprising reason why her hair glistens. She follows a piece of advice provided by her mom; she applies mayonnaise or oil to the bottom half of her hair before she gets in the shower. This stops the shampoo from stripping the bottom of her hair and drying it out; giving it that awful, brittle texture.
    shiny hair beauty hacks
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    Upside down makeup – Model Bella Hadid gets her makeup artist to apply her makeup while her head is upside down. She feels it results in a more ‘natural’ finish. Of course, if you apply your own makeup, this will be a little bit tricky. For more practical tips from celebrity makeup tips, Marie Claire has the answers.
    Apply with a toothbrush – Margot Robbie shot to fame after her stint in the Wolf of Wall Street, and now we are all a little bit obsessed with the Aussie star. She has some great beauty hacks as well! She uses a toothbrush to blend her foundation into her hairline so that it all blends.

    From the practical to the downright weird, we hope you love these unique celebrity beauty hacks and tips. Now, to the grocery store to buy a toothbrush, olive oil, and some Coca-Cola!

  • 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
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    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!
  • InMakeup

    A-List Inspiration for No Makeup Look

    Smokey-glittery-way-too-contoured-baked-look is way gone and it’s time for the no makeup look to take dominance. While we were seeing a chunk of no-makeup look walking the streets back in 2015 and 2016, we’ve somehow replaced it for other trends for a second even though we’ve all known that the natural vibe is what we’ll be coming back to.

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  • InLifestyle

    What Lil Kim had to say about her Before and After appearance

    Lil Kim Before & After
    “I miss the old Kim” is a statement that is lingering in the entertainment world especially by the 90s hip-hop lovers and they are not just referring to her catchy hooks and feisty punch lines, but also her appearance. Anyone that has a good vision can assume that she has had a bit of cosmetic work done on her face. However, some could say she’s barely recognizable. It’s rather unclear whether or not she has regrets about her drastic change in appearance, but it does seem to be a rather touchy subject for the Brooklyn rappers. The rapper, whose real name is Kimberly Denise Jones know has an unrecognizable face, that includes what appears to be a lighter skin, fuller cheekbones and a smaller nose. Her new look surfaced after several months reports stated that she had undergo a plastic surgery.
    When Kim was asked about the media’s fixation on her face during an interview with Rolling Out, in her replies she stated, no disrespect, no shade, but I’m not going to answer [that] question. Then she went on saying that she thinks that’s kinda corny and she doesn’t know how to answer that. “That’s not a question I would answer,” she continued. “I’m blessed. That’s all I can say and I am who I am.” Lil Kim was more willing to discuss her current thoughts about finding love with a possibility of getting married. She went along by saying if it happens, it happens and she is not going to fight it because at the end of the day she feels as if she can have both.
    Do you think people should discontinue talking about Lil Kim’s appearance?
  • InBeauty

    Worst beauty trends of 2013

    For all the fabulous hairstyles, bold lip colors whether ombre or natural lip colors that became trends, there are a few beauty trends that fell short of impressive. In fact, they were so terrible that we would like to forget all about them, but only if we could. These various style has been feature on the red carpet and even on the runway; however there are just certain hairstyles and makeup looks that should never see the light of day.
    In one final run through of this year 2013 terrible trends, down below are some looks that we are trying to forget.


    Half Shaved Head: Rihanna is an exception to this example, there’s is practically no one on the face of earth that looks good with an half shaved head. Besides the fact that it is not natural.
    Bleached Eyebrows: Ladies spare the chemicals on the eyebrows.
    Full Pieces of Glitter as Makeup: Full appliques should not be used on the face, same goes gemstones unless it’s Halloween. Chanel runway show an exception.
    Black Swan Eyeshadow:  With a smokey eye and a black swan eye there surely is a fine line, and while we love wearing good graphic liner, the lids covered in black shadow overtakes the face. Not much to say about January Jones….

    Wet Hair Look: For a quick hairdo the wet hair will work, but what happens if it dries out…. It’s another thing to entirely make your hair look wet, but why would you purposely leave your hair wet with the intention to keep it that way. 


    Pompadours: Ok! Ladies this look should go no further that on the runway. By wearing this hairdo during the day; it comes off as costumey and a bit ridiculous. We don’t want that! Even though it’s a bit classier than Snooki’s pouf.

  • InFashion

    Cee Lo Disco Ball outfit

    Disco ball in blue
    Disco ball in blue (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

    The Voice has finally picked a winner, but hey let’s check out this rather unique disco ball looking outfit that Cee Lo is wearing. Comment if you would wear it or not…….