Have you noticed how some people manage that perfect look? Looking polished all the time is time consuming and while some folks, especially in the fashion industry have the need to look like that all the time, in their down time they sometimes opt for a little less. Take a look at the image below. A great look!
What’s her secret? Military precision planning into beauty routine. But then again, she doesn't look like this when the make up comes off. Wanting to "doll up" like this is understandable, but you don't have to all the time. Sometimes [and we are firm believers in this] less is more. If you are unhappy with any aspect of your looks, it's time to look at yourself and start practicing self-love. While some people opt for plastic surgeon and are happy after the results, it's important to accept ourselves because we are unique and being ourselves is something no one else can do. That's the beauty!
There’s no point in deciding on the actual day what you would like to wear, each outfit needs to be planned meticulously the night before! Accessories (in fashion) truly add to an outfit, though sometimes (like we said earlier) less is definitely more. Choose something you're comfortable in and can movie around in. You wanna make sure you feel good and confident for YOU.
Clean and tidy
Some perfectly groomed people simply cannot get away with unwashed hair scraped back into a ponytail! This entails getting up early to focus only on outer beauty. Perhaps choosing extra time to work on both inner and outer can help you with self-love and self-value and some peace of mind, which is one of the key elements to living a happy life. One things we do realize is smelling good definitely adds to confidence. There are ways to smell the way you want... Instead of grabbing those celebrity endorsed perfumes, you can actually develop your own signature scent.
This can be so true, though it can be super funny and makes for a great story if you just happen to find yourself unprepared for those uncalled mishaps. Packing your handbag with essentials-- sunglasses, umbrella, safety pins, plasters, mints and tissues can come in handy.
Beautifully manicured nails definitely add. While acrylic and gel are a matter of personal taste, it's nice to visit the salon every now and then for a manicure. It helps maintain your skin moisturized, dead cells removed, and hands nurtured.
Makeup can be tedious sometimes, especially if you just love it so much. But there are simple ways to create that natural look fast. Thank you airbrush makeup! It only takes a few minutes to apply. Aim for natural rather than fake and accentuate your eyes or lips. Sometimes both can be too much.
Visit the beauty and hair salon into your schedule every now and then. This helps keep your hair healthy and it also gives a little confidence boost sometimes too.
Choosing styles that easy to manage make things simple, taking away stress and giving you more peace of mind.
Remember that beauty comes from within and if you feel good on the inside your beauty will shine!
Smile, love yourself no matter what... and have fun!
In your 20s, skin woes aren’t a thing because the body’s collagen levels are high. Then, as you get into your 30s, they start to drop off and flaws begin to show. A scientifically proven way to erase a double chin is to boost the amount of collagen, but it’s difficult to do. Thankfully, the right medical aesthetics can turnover the cells so that the skin gets tighter. Everything from IPL to Kybella works well, yet infrared rays are the most effective. The heat applied to the chin seems to encourage the body to produce more of the hormone, especially when the upper area is cold.
Plenty of organic ingredients have properties which can help you get rid of a double chin. Egg whites, for example, are full of protein so they encourage the body to repair broken down cells. They also contain vitamins that have skin tightening properties. Wheat germ oil is another product which should reduce the impacts of a double chin over time. All you have to do is apply these remedies to the area on a daily basis and leave them to soak in. Be patient because the results won’t be instantaneous as these are long-term options.
You may workout a lot, but how often do you exercise your face? It’s a serious question because lifting weights at the gym isn’t going to target the problem area. To move the fat from your chin, it’s important to exercise your features and get them to burn calories. A fantastic tip is to tilt your head back, push out your lower jaw and stick your tongue to your lower gum. Hold this for ten seconds and repeat three to four times. There are plenty more if you need inspiration.
A massage seems self-indulgent as you spend one hour lying down as someone gently relaxes your face. However, the truth is that it can be an excellent way to improve blood circulation to your chin thanks to the friction. This is important as the rush of blood to the head should remove the fatty deposits, thus eliminating the double chin. Obviously, the massage has to be above the neck as it won’t work otherwise. A full body workover is cheating!
Finally, you can always use Photoshop to make sure your Insta posts are picture perfect. You know, while you come up with a solution.
Societal norms and expectations have had the detrimental effect of encouraging men to “be strong”, “man up”, and avoid reaching out for any help. This is problematic, as it results in an larger number of men experiencing deteriorating physical and mental health rather than actively seeking help and treatment. Of course, it isn’t your responsibility to make sure the men in your life are taking care of themselves, and men are grown adults, so can’t be forced to seek out help if they don’t want it. But sometimes a little encouragement can help them to do what is right.
Here are a few areas that you should consider focusing on.
Encouraging Him to Visit the Doctor
Studies have found that men visit the doctor 32% less than women. Considering people of all genders experience illness at some point or another, this indicates that men avoid reaching out for medical support despite potentially needing it. This is why you should encourage your male friends or relatives to visit a professional practitioner as soon as they notice any negative symptoms arise. It’s a good idea to be familiar with men’s health concerns, as well as general concerns, so that you can alert your loved one to any changes you may have noticed, or so that you can identify potential problems if they express complaints to you.
Encouraging Him to Keep to Routine Appointments
There are routine appointments that we all need to attend, so it may be a good idea to book your loved ones in for a check up in the next available slot to your own. This can go for dental appointments, opticians appointments, and other general health checkups. Having company during travelling to the appointment and company in the waiting room could push men to actually attend their appointments.
Encouraging Him to Open Up Emotionally
Men are much less likely to report problems with their mental health and wellbeing than women are. This could be part of the reason that men are 78% of individuals who commit suicide are male, while only 22% tend to be female. This, of course, is an extreme, but things can quickly escalate if an individual feels that they have to bottle things up and put on a brave face, no matter what is going on in their life, or how they are actually feeling. So, it’s important that you ensure your male loved one knows that they have plenty of people who they can open up to emotionally. You, of course, can be a first port of call. But they should be able to be open with their friends, with their employer (if they feel that mental health issues are proving detrimental to their performance at work). If they want someone to speak to anonymously and confidentiality, there are also plenty of help lines out there that operate around the clock.
These are just a few areas to focus on. Societal expectations result in many problems, and these are just some of them. So, it’s time to break them and encourage the men in your life to seek help when they need it!
Here are some benefits to losing weight for a HEALTHIER YOU
Less stress on the bladder
One of the main benefits you will find after losing weight is that you won’t need to go to the toilet all the time anymore. When we have a lot of fat in the abdominal area it can be all too easy for us to struggle with incontinence. This can be an embarrassing subject and it is something none of us want to suffer, however it is common in those who are a little overweight. When you lose a couple of pounds you can finally say goodbye to these urges and it will be amazing.
Better posture and tone to abdomen
The most obvious benefit you will get from shedding the pounds or having a tummy tuck is the fact that you will have less weight around the stomach area and therefore it will look more toned and flat than it ever did before. One of the added benefits of a less weighed down tummy is the fact that your back will be stronger and your posture will be better. You might even grow in height an inch or town if you can straighten up more when you walk!
While confidence is definitely a state of mind, feeling healthy does help reach a level of confidence. Reaching those healthy habits to exercising more often and keeping a balanced diet will help that wave of confidence. This is a wonderful benefit for your mind and it will make you feel like you're on top of your world.
Easier to maintain weight
The beauty of staying healthy is your mind will be better too and you'll feel happier and more confident. This helps keep the inspiration flowing where you can introduce good habits into your life to maintain your weight. Plus, when we exercise and maintain a healthy lifestyle our mood changes too! Once you find the healthy lifestyle that works for you, you'll find that it's a lot easier to manage.
Relief from hernias
If you have ever suffered from a hernia you will know that it can be one of the most painful things in the world. Doubling this up with a little fat around the tummy area and you will have so much pressure pushing out of the body that you won’t be able to move. Losing weight or having a surgical procedure can help to relieve a hernia and stop it from causing you more pain.
The task of taking on online dating is daunting if you’ve never done it before. It can be scary to put yourself out there, so there’s nothing wrong with being nervous. But you should go for it because this is how many people find their long-term partners nowadays, and it’s very much a mainstream way of dating in a way it wasn’t a few years ago.
TO HELP YOU GET YOUR APPROACH TO ONLINE DATING RIGHT, HERE ARE SOME DOS AND DON’TS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT.
Online dating can certainly be daunting and many people struggle to really get to grips with it. But at the same time, there are plenty of people who find their soulmates online, and there’s no reason why that can’t be the case for you too. Just go into it relaxed and open and see what happens; that’s all you can do.
Booking a romantic weekend away is perfect for spending quality time with your partner. If you have a special anniversary on the horizon, a birthday or just want to get away for the fun of it, get planning and make your time as special as possible!
Part of the thrill of going on a romantic break is planning it. It may be tempting to book the break as a surprise for your other half, but sometimes the element of surprise doesn’t quite live up to expectations. You will both have different ideas of what comprises a romantic break. One of you may like camping in the wilderness whilst the other person's idea of a romantic break may be booking into a luxury hotel complete with Fast Taxi service! A compromise may be necessary.
Grab a cuppa and some holiday brochures and get planning that trip!
Here are some tips to help you plan the perfect romantic break away.
Choose your destination
There are some cities in the world which are classed as being classically romantic. paris, Rome and New York offer the ultimate in romantic surroundings with stunning architecture and quality restaurants. However romantic as they are you run the risk of spending the whole trip sightseeing rather than spending quality time together. These destinations also get very busy. Another option would be to travel somewhere a little more remote, however you will need some focus otherwise it could become boring!
If you are considering travelling overseas, don’t forget to check your passport is in date!
Book a table
Book a table at a restaurant for at least the first night of your stay. Popular restaurants book up early and it can be frustrating searching for a table as well as it wastes valuable time. Plan early and search for restaurant recommendations.
Perhaps you could consider afternoon tea in preference to a heavy high carbs dinner. Afternoon tea can be delicious as well as light. You want to avoid falling asleep by 9pm due to being too full!
What to pack
Packing for a romantic break can be a tricky task, imagine you are going on a hot date! You will both want to look your absolute best, but will need practical clothes during the day for whatever activities you have planned. Romantic breaks are not really geared up to travelling light, as when the sun sets you will want to pull out all the sops in the glamour stakes!
Comfortable clothes, especially shoes will be essential during the day. During the evening you could opt for a classic black dress and glam it up with heels and accessories. You could potentially create a couple of different outfits from your black dress, if you adopt clever accessorising. Pashminas are useful for adding a splash of colour.
Don’t forget lingerie and nightwear, the more sensual the better! Lots of silk and lace. Also if your hotel has a swimming pool or spa you will need your swimwear.
Book a trip to the beauty salon prior to your trip for waxing, hair styling and nails. This will ensure you look and feel your absolute best!.
Studying is a boring chore which we all have to endure at some point in our lives. During school,it can feel as if we are constantly sat down in front of a book with no other option than to study and study until we fall asleep at our chair. But study can affect us at any time in life, and today we are going to talk through a few helpful tips to help you study and
resist the temptation of procrastinating.
It’s been a fabulously long and warm summer. Perhaps too warm for some, but certainly a pleasant change after a harsh winter. Now, many of us are looking forward to fall. To cooler temperatures, chunky jumpers and boots, earlier evenings and crunchy leaves underfoot. You might even be starting to think about Halloween or looking at starting lists for the holidays. Fall is a time of great change, the world looks quite different, and there’s always such a lot to plan and prepare. Children and students are starting to think about returning to school. There are decorations to prepare, presents to buy and so many delightful autumn and winter recipes to enjoy. It’s often one of our busiest times.
Fortunately, it’s also the perfect time for a getaway. Temperatures are comfortable, not too hot, nor too cold. Instead, just right for exploring and sightseeing. Vacations are cheaper, and there are some great deals to be had, and we’re all very much in need of a good break. But, with differing temperatures and unpredictable climates, you might need a roof rack from 4WD Supacentre to solve all of your packing problems.
Here are some packing essentials for any autumn getaway.
A Waterproof Jacket
After a long and dry summer, rainy days can feel a million miles away. But, they aren’t. We’ll soon start to see more rain, even as the temperature stays mild. So, make sure you either travel in or pack a light waterproof jacket. Depending on where you are traveling, you might not want your big winter coat yet, especially with all of those layers, but a light waterproof is a must if you want to be able to thoroughly enjoy your break without worrying about the weather.
City breaks are popular in autumn as we all come off the beaches and move away from traditional summer hotspots. This means your shoes are crucial. On the beach, you might stick to flip flops and sandals. For an autumn getaway, you’ll want comfortable and waterproof boots.
Stick to Basics
When it comes to layering up, basics are your friend. Fabulous fall prints are cool, and always look great, so don’t shy away from being bold. But, add basic cardigans and vests. Things that go well with all of your outfits so that you only need to take a few of everything, instead of a different color or print for with every outfit.
The idea of becoming successful before you’ve even left college isn’t so silly anymore. Young people are finding success a lot sooner. Some are even becoming rich early on. How times have changed! But does ‘rich’ mean ‘successful’? The two don’t always go hand in hand. In fact, being rich is can also be defined in ways more than money.
What’s your idea of success?
Read on for some pointers on reaching success and redefining your richness on having your stuff together before you've even left college:
Being in a relationship can be a fantastic experience. You finally get the chance to share something with someone that you love and you may even think that you are so lucky as well. The problem is that sometimes, relationship issues happen and there isn’t much that you can do about this, but how you deal with those problems will help you to find solutions rather than making everything worse.
Develop a Realistic Idea
You need to know that the infatuation that you have won’t last at all. You will however replace that infatuation with a deeper and more meaningful connection. A long-term relationship will have its fair share of ups and downs, so you need to expect this from the start. There is every chance that you will be happy with your relationship and you may even go on to be with that person for the rest of your life as well, but if you don’t expect your feelings to change or transform along the way then you may be in for a surprise.
Relationships Require Work
If you have a garden and you don’t tend to it then weeds will ultimately grow and they will kill even the hardiest plants. Relationships are very similar, so it is very important that you address any problems that you have right away. Some believe that good relationships happen naturally and this may be the case but that doesn’t mean that they still don’t require work. If you neglect the relationship that you have then there is a high chance that it won’t last. If you are planning on getting married then it’s always worth going for premarital counseling online as this is a great way for you to try and find out if you are really meant for one another.
Spending Time Together
You really can’t substitute family time. When you spend time with your kids, your pets and more, you will develop a bond and this cannot be broken. The problem is that lives often get so busy that it is hard to spend time with your loved one. If this happens then this can lead you to experiencing relationship problems because you may feel as though you just don’t get that personal time. It’s so important that you stop this from happening by setting a couple of hours to one side every single week. This time needs to be devoted to you and your loved one so that you can reconnect and talk about any issues that may be coming up.
Of course, every relationship is going to experience issues but if you are willing to take the time to go through the issues that you are going through then it is more than possible for you to both make it out the other side and for you to be stronger than ever. Ultimately, the key to being happy in a relationship is for you to talk with one another. You also have to try and make the time for one another as well, as this is the best way for you to smooth out any issues before they become major.
Just about everyone gets to a point in their life where they feel like it's time for a career change. After all, how many of us can honestly say we'd be happy doing the same thing every day for the rest of our lives? There a tons of reasons why you might want to change careers at any point. It could be financial reasons; you could want more flexibility, or it could come down to a dissatisfaction with the industry that you're in. Whatever your reasons are, starting over can be a pretty daunting task. You could well have spent years building yourself in your current role, and the idea of going back to square one somewhere else is hardly ideal. But if you're really certain that the time has come to make a change, then
here are a few careers you may want to consider as a new option.
Perhaps your dissatisfaction with your current job is coming from the fact that you don't feel as though you're actually doing any good in the world. We all have to make a living of course, but that doesn't mean you should settle for doing something that doesn't bring you any joy or satisfaction. If you want a career that involves really helping people then why not consider a career in medicine. Now, you're probably thinking that a career in medicine is the kind of thing that will involve years of training and expertise. But not every medical professional is a doctor or a nurse. From administrative roles to medical billing and coding, there are plenty of different career options available to those who want to work in an industry where they really help people but don't have the time to commit to years of intensive training.
Of course, medicine isn’t the only career option where you get to do something good with your time. Working in education allows you to help and support young people at a time when many of them need it the most. And you don’t even have to be a teacher. Getting an online school counseling masters will qualify you to offer the kind of care and support outside of the classroom that a lot of young people tragically go without. Not only that but education is one of those careers where every day is different and you’re rarely stuck doing the same things twice.
One of the major frustrations that a lot of people have with their careers is just how much time it takes away from them. If you're looking for something that offers you a little more flexibility then why not consider freelance writing. There are tens of thousands of businesses out there, all of whom need high-quality content produced on a pretty regular basis. If you've got a way with words then why not put that skill to good use? The great thing about freelancing is that it allows you a lot more freedom over your working hours. You get to choose which clients you take on and which you don't, as well as choosing which hours you work. Of course this does come with the risk of going for periods without as much work as you would like. But if you want to have control over your working schedule, the trade off is definitely worth it.
The truth is there are plenty of careers that fall outside of the obvious office work or retail jobs. However, if you want to find something that’s right for you, put in the effort and explore your options. It's never too late or even too early for a career change. You can make it happen for yourself. It's your career, your path. Research your options, try a few things out, and be patient. Finding the right career that suits you is not always easy. In fact, sometimes it takes more than a few tries to finally fall in the one that suits you.
By the time you reach your twenties you probably will have either an official or unofficial bucket list. These are the things that you want to do before you die and you might even consider ticking off this list while you are still in your teens. After all, you might have a lot of free time through the summer months, lower levels of commitment and great personal health. It makes sense then to spend this time travelling, engaging in adventure activities and seeing all that the world has to offer. But there’s a problem. You might find that there are certain roadblocks in the way of you living these types of adventures. You may have put these blocks up yourself, or you could be a victim of circumstance. Either way, it’s time to tear them down.
To do that, you need to understand what they are...
Low Levels Of Confidence
It’s true to say that low levels of confidence in yourself and what you can offer will plague almost every aspect of your life. It will impact both personal and professional opportunities that come your way. If you don’t have confidence, you are less likely to win an interview, and you are less likely to get the date. People can sense low levels of confidence. Of course, this might also stop you from frequenting places where you might wear bathing suit or be in a big crowd. You can miss a lot if that’s the case from the chance to snorkel on the coral reef to heading to the world’s greatest water parks.
You might think that getting your confidence back is a matter of changing who you are such as your weight. More times than not though this won’t help and you need to look deeper. Cognitive therapy may be the answer if you want to know why you have low levels of confidence.
Fear All And You’ll Risk Nothing
Imagine you found a beautiful waterfall and saw people diving in. You want to do it too, but something is keeping your feet firmly glued to the ground. Now, this could be a rational fear. For instance, you might have been told to be a local that there are rocks in the waterfall or strong underwater currents. You might be a weak swimmer, and if that’s the case, your fear is rational. However, if the fear is irrational and you don’t have a reason for being scared, it’s likely you have a phobia of water. Particularly if a water park wave pool or even a swimming pool fills you with the same level of dread. This can start at an early age, and teen phobia treatment is available. If you don’t do something about this, it will follow you into adult life and stop you from getting involved in more and more activities. Remember, it could be a fear of water, heights, or even animals.
Finally, you might find it’s the cost that’s stopping you heading to Africa or finally visiting Australia. Understandable, but there are plenty of ways to handle this. You can either travel on a shoestring, living on a minimum budget or find a job that allows you to travel to exotic places. There are various options that can allow you to live past you means without going into debt, ensuring you can take your next great adventure.
Everyone has insecurities. We're human. It could be that you may feel you're overweight, or too thin, or you're not happy with your hair... teeth. There's usually something we're super insecure about. Some of these concerns you can do something about, but their others you have to learn to live with.
Lose Some Weight
If you are not happy with your weight set about shedding a few pounds by starting a healthy lifestyle change There is no need for strict diets, they never work for long. Cut out fizzy drinks and have water instead. Reduce the number of sugary treats and replace them with fresh fruit. Basically, if you eat less than you usually do you will lose some weight, but doing a couple of extra things to improve your health can help enormously. Healthy eating habits contribute greatly to our emotional well-being.
Put more exercise into your lifestyle... Walking up stairs instead of taking the elevator, or maybe parking a little further away from wherever you are going can be little changes, but will help with your goal.
None of these ideas are too drastic, and once you begin to witness the changes, you'll find encouragement and inspiration to keep doing it and maybe even a little more.
Fix The Problems
There are some flaws that are very easy to fix. If you are not happy with your hair for instance, try a different style and maybe even a different color. The beauty of hair is that it grows quite quickly, and if you do not like the new style it will grow so you can try another.
If it is your teeth you are not too keen on, talk to your dentist about getting any broken or cracked ones repaired. If it is just the color of them that concerns you try a teeth bleaching kit to brighten your smile. They are inexpensive and you will see results in just a few days.
Enhance The Things You Do Like
Just as there are things you do not like about yourself, there will be some things that you do. Try enhancing those assets and boost that confidence. Clothing that flatters your figure is a good place to start, as is makeup, and you could also look at contact lenses if you have beautiful eyes so that they are not hidden behind a pair of glasses. But of course, glasses can be chic and fun too! Plus, they also add personality.
Make a few notes of the things you do like on pieces of paper and stick them around your mirror.
This positive reinforcement will be a daily reminder that you have good points as well as bad and will help to boost your confidence.
Be Positive About Yourself
Stop being negative about yourself, as that tends to make you drop your shoulders and generally look quite miserable. Keep positive; hold your head high and let people see who you really are. Do not think that you are not worthy. You are you. Everyone is beautiful and even more beautiful to someone in particular, and that is as much because of your character as it is about the way you look.
Love yourself and you’ll always feel amazing!
There are things about ourselves that we get so hung up on that we overlook how special we actually are. Insecurities are part of being human. Embrace who you are. There's only one you.
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