Archives for August 2013

Kristen Stewart New Perfume Ad for Balenciaga Florobotanica

Twilight star Kristen Stewart is seen topless in her new perfume ad for Balenciaga Florobotanica.  The 23-year old actress posed topless for  Balenciaga’s new perfume advert but it looks tastefully done and nothing so “bold”. She looks delicate, sweet and innocent looking  but still edgy in this ad.

Kristen Stewart New Perfume Ad for Balenciaga Florobotanica

In an interview, Kristen Stewart said that she is not fond of perfumes but she loves  Balenciaga Florobotanica’s scent. The scent is sophisticated, feminine, and flowery. It contains mixtures of Carnation, Wild Mint, Turkish Rose Essence, Hemp Leaves, Vetiver Roots, White Amber.

 Balenciaga Florobotanica
1.7 oz Eau de Parfum Spray
$100.00
Available at SEPHORA.COM
Balenciaga Florobotanica

EM Michelle Phan: Michelle Phan’s Own Cosmetics Brand

Make up guru Michelle Phan has recently launched her own make up brand : em michelle phan : (a reflection of me) Make up inspired by you. It’s a cosmetics line created with the help of Carol Hamilton, President of L’Oréal Luxe and created by Michelle Phan and by a community of beauty lovers who have been following her all the years.

the life palette

em michelle phan has over 200 products (lipticks, foundation, etc…..)  and also includes this LIFE PALETTE ($75)  that has 36 shades of eyeshadow, blush and lipstick that you can use. These palettes are themed around life moments such as “Love Life,” “Day Life,” “Party Life” “Beach Life”, “Career Life”  and “Night Life.”

If you are not familiar with Michelle Phan, she gained popularity in Youtube when her uploaded make up tutorials became a hit and her followers grown in numbers since 2007. I have once followed and watched her make up tutorial videos of various ways to put on make up for various occasions and I have to say that she is really good at it.

Now, her dreams came true, her own make up brand which she says is a reflection of herself.  Watch the video to learn more how she was able to put up her own line with the help of L’Oréal Luxe.

You can buy her products, watch make up tutorials online at http://www.emcosmetics.com/

Top Tips for Wearing Contact Lenses Safely

You know you need to be careful while wearing your contact lenses, but you’ve seen your friends do some things with their lenses that seem a little risky. Should you wear your lenses for several days in a row? Can you rinse the lenses with tap water? Is it safe to use saline to store the lenses? Before you go messing around with your eyes, make sure you’re being safe. Your eyes are worth it.

How To Store Lenses
Contact lenses are pretty robust, but they do need to be cleaned and disinfected now and then. The cleaning schedule really depends on the type of contacts you have and your doctor’s recommendations for your specific eyes. Some eyes are more sensitive than others and cannot tolerate multi-day wearings. Some lenses just aren’t designed to be worn more than a day without cleaning either.

When storing lenses, always use a recommended cleaning and storage solution kit. Each manufacturer has one that they’ve designed their lenses to be compatible with. Use that as a guide. Companies like  Next Day Lenses sell a wide range of solutions so you shouldn’t have trouble finding an online retailer to sell you solutions at discounted prices – you’ll need a lot of this stuff so try to get the best deal you can find.

 How To Clean Lenses
Cleaning lenses can be easy or laborious, depending on the type of lens you have. Most soft contacts are simple to clean. There’s typically a “rub and rise” step, followed by a disinfection step lasting several hours. Discard and replace the solution each time you take your lenses out to be cleaned and disinfected.

Clean the lens case with solution to remove any debris and prevent contamination. Finally, while it’s tempting to hang onto expired solutions, this is a bad idea. Toss it, and make sure you use all solutions by the expiry date.

Which Solutions To Use
Many lenses allow you to get away with a multipurpose solution for cleaning, storage, and disinfection. This is typical with soft contacts. However, some lenses require a special solution, like a hydrogen peroxide solution. These solutions seriously irritate the eye, so they also come with a neutralising tab or disc that must be placed in the solution before you rinse them and put them in.

Hard contacts often require special drops or tabs. Oddly, hard contacts are the easiest to clean. Simply drop the lens into the solution and drop a tab in with the lens. The tab does all the work.

Under no circumstance should you wet your lenses with your own saliva, re-use solution (even for storage), wear lenses that you’ve left in your case for more than seven days without cleaning and re-disinfecting them, or use any eye drops not compatible with your specific lenses. Doing so may injure your eye or damage the lens.

Using Tap Water
Tap water is commonly used to rinse lenses, even though this practice is highly unsafe. Why? Because tap water often contains a common amoeba that can infect the eye. Once it’s in there, it multiplies, causing irritation. Water also contains chlorine and chloramines which are meant to disinfect the water, making it safe from pathogens. The chlorine, however, can seriously irritate the eye. Only use approved saline solution for rinsing.

Richard Phillips is a optometrist in a small rural township. When he’s not helping his patients see better, he’s sharing his insights with others by posting on various Internet websites.

Tory Burch Fall 2013 Accessories

Aren’t you excited about these wonderful accessories from Tory Burch?

Tory Burch Fall 2013 Accessories: mood of the season: striking and sophisticated, with rich colors and prints, mixed textures, subtle hints of gold — and special pieces for day to evening.

Tory Burch Fall 2013 Accessories

It seems that insects are  staple designs for the fall season for Tory and I’m kinda liking it eventhough bugs looks kinda creepy in real world. I just love how that bug was made into necklace piece and prints in bags and other accessories. It can be included in the long list of bug jewelry trend now-adays.

Tory Burch Fall 2013 Accessories

Tory Burch Fall 2013 Accessories
This vibrant electric eel color is just eye-catching..

Images via : https://www.facebook.com/toryburch

How to Fall Deeper in Love with Your Wardrobe

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Your wardrobe says a lot about who you are. If you find yourself getting bored with the same old pieces, it may be time to rejuvenate your closet with a few new additions. The main problem most people face is the fact that it can be expensive to buy clothing.

Fortunately, budget doesn’t have to stand in your way of shopping. Even if you prefer to stay clear of charity shops, you can find clothes that won’t cost a fortune. You’ll be happier with more options in your closet and you’ll look more confident, too.

Shop Online

Often, better deals can be had online. Shops with an online storefront save money on rent and overhead. This translates into savings for savvy buyers. Check for your favourite clothing lines on the Internet before you buy.

Choose Washable Clothing

While that dry clean only blouse may be gorgeous, dry cleaning fees will make it more expensive. Pick pieces that can be washed in the machine to save money.

Buy the Right Fabrics

Certain fabrics will hold up to heavy use better than others. Look for clothing in linen, denim and silk. Each of these fabrics can look quite elegant, yet will last for years. Linen and silk work well for summer use, while silk is also useful in the cooler months. Choose blends to avoid extra ironing.

Find Discounts

Many clothing stores offer amazing savings. You can find coupons and discounts on sites like Happier.co.uk. Watch for the best discounts so you can get a real deal on your clothing.

Plan Ahead

When you know ahead of time which pieces you need to buy, you will be able to shop for the best value, rather than buying on impulse. Decide how many shirts and trousers you need and make certain that they work together. You will have infinite combinations.

Choose a Colour Palette

Pick two or three complimentary colours and one or two accent colours for your wardrobe. For example, you can purchase your main pieces in black, grey and red, with accent colours of white or yellow. No matter what you purchase, it will always coordinate with the rest of your wardrobe.

Keep It Simple

Avoid the more elaborate styles and keep your designs simple. One good quality shirt will go well with just about anything you own and is worth investing in.

Buy Children’s Clothing

If you are on the petite side, you may fit into teen sizes. You will also get a more youthful look.

Add Accent Pieces

A nice scarf in your accent colour can be worn with everything from jeans and a simple shirt to a more elegant cocktail dress. Choose jewellery and accents such as belts, scarves and headpieces with a mind to using them with multiple outfits.

You don’t need to spend a fortune to fall in love with your wardrobe all over again. Often, a few well chosen additions can make all your clothes more exciting.

Julian Heam is a personal finance expert. He loves to share his ideas for saving money on fashion and lifestyle blogs.