hottest afro braids

Summer is all about sea and beaches and hot weather and hair easily gets damaged by sun and salty seawater and hot winds. I am looking for some way to get an easy and stylish hairdo that won’t have me wasting loads of time with blowdryer, flatirons and hairpins. I did my research and found the perfect answer for me – braided hairstyle. So here are some cutest afro braids to try this summer

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makeup for spring tutorial

I ran across one of the best makeup tutorials I’ve ever seen)) It was sponsored by Lancome and Michelle Phan starred there. This makeup is sort of resembling to what I love to wear in summer – I am so in love with my mint green eyeshadow, which is a bit brighter than the one Michelle uses.

My tip: use light  mint green eyeshadow instead of the champagne color Michelle uses in the corner of the eye 😉 It will allow for an edgier and more sophisticated look 🙂

shaved hairstyles for women

Since 2009 many celebrities have shaved their heads – full head or the side part (which is more appropriately called undercut). I think the closely buzzed hair looks good on girls with very fine and feminine features, highlighting their natural beauty.

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It is also gorgeous to have your hair buzzed to form some design, the so called hair tattoo

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the so-called hair tattoo, hair closely buzzed

And then we have this strange haircut, in which the hair is buzzed short or completely shaved on one side, whereas the other side remains long, the half and half haircut, or undercut, as it is called sometimes. The pioneer of the style is Alice Dellal, British model and celebrity.

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Alice Dellal shaved side hairstyle

Since then, Cassie Ventura made her hair even more extreme by shaving half of her gorgeous mane

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Cassie shaved half of her hair

And others followed, making this crazy style a trend

Carmen Electra undercut
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Willow Smith half shaved head
rhiannas undercut bob
Rhianna is wearing an undercut bob
medium length undercut bob
medium undercut bob - the undercut that looks appealing to me ))

controversial pixie haircut

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Emma Watson short crop

It’s been quite a trend as of late to have your hair closely cropped.

Ginnifer Goodwin (Big Love)
Ginnifer Goodwin short pixie hair cut

Many celebrities like Emma Watson, Ginnifer Goodwin, Victoria Bekham(aka Posh Spice, btw her crop is also knows as “poxie”, i.e. “posh pixie”) have donned their long tresses in favor of pixie cut. Is this trend going to last long, or shall they be growing out their short hair…

I suppose this short haircut is hot and very feminine. Do you?

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pregnancy changes

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Pregnancy affects every part of your body—from your hair to your toenails. Here’s what to expect and what to do about it.

Your breasts. Early in your pregnancy they will feel tender and may be larger. As the pregnancy progresses and your breasts prepare for breastfeeding, they get even bigger and may leak an early form of milk called colostrum. Make sure you wear a well-fitting bra that provides both comfort and support. If your breasts are tender, ask your partner not to touch them.

Congestion. The higher blood volume of pregnancy can lead to congestion and runny noses. Try using a saline spray to clear out the mucus, or a neti pot, a small device available in health food stores that squirts water through your nose.

Frequent urination. If you know the location of every bathroom between your house, the supermarket, work and the mall, don’t despair. Your blood volume increases during pregnancy, putting increased pressure on your kidneys. Plus, later in pregnancy the weight of the baby on your bladder increases the pressure, making you feel like you always have to go. Continue reading “pregnancy changes”

eyebrow shapes for all faceshapes

To make a round face appear less round by making the face appear longer apply lines that go more up and down the face. This helps draw the eye up and down and lengthens it. Create as high an arch as you can. Get a brow shape that  follows a straight line to the peak of the brow, and creates more vertical lines. Stay away from a rounded brow shape. This makes a round face look even more round. Many customers prefer the soft angled look. Consider also the angled brow shapes and the higher arches

When you have a heart faceshape you can soften your look with curves and create a beautiful heart shape using the point of your chin as the heart bottom and the brows as the top of the heart.
Try rounded brows. The curve of the brow is soft, feminine and attractive and also creates the heart like look of the face.
A low arch round brow creates a natural look. A high arch round brow adds length to a shorter heart faceshape.

In square faces a square jaw is a strong feature. Balance it with a strong brow or soften it with curves.
A thicker stronger color and shape balances a heavier jawline. A defined sharp peak at the top of the brow makes the brow appear stronger.
Angled brows create this balance.