If you look in those women's magazines and think they are like that in real life then, you are kidding yourself.
So much of what we see in the media is artifice. It's all smoke and mirrors. The good thing about this is is that we can learn from that, and apply the principles in our life to improve our appearance.
You might see photos of Kim Kardashian and think, how can I possibly get her curves? Well, unless you are going to dedicate 6 hours a day to your gym routine, which sounds a bit impractical, you are going to need a body shaper. Most women know about padded bras, but you can also get padding for different areas of your body. They come in all sorts of varieties and can be used to reduce or increase difference parts of your figure. You can get waist cinchers to give you that fashionable small waste, which also makes your booty and chest look bigger. Then you can get knickers with silicone padding to enhance your posterior.
Nip and Tucks
We all know that looking after our skin is important, but that can only get you so far. While their surgeons are sworn to secrecy, many celebrities do opt for some medical enhancement. Popular procedures include lip fillers, brow, and cheekbone lifts as well as the most standard rhinoplasty or nose job. There are even doctors out there specialising in rare surgeries like orbital decompression. Which helps people with bulging eyes caused by thyroid disease, get a more natural look.
Another way that you can dramatically improve your appearance is through contouring. Not that it is much of a secret anymore what with the million videos on youtube! Secret or no, if you do a good job of blending it right, no one need to know that you are enhancing your face with contours and highlights. The secret is to blend and set every layer so that there are no distinct lines visible.
The next secret to improving your appearance, especially in selfies and photos is your position and posture. Standing side one can show off your curves and make you look slimmer. If you're taking a picture of your face, make sure that your angle the camera and your chin down to give you the best look.
Of course, it's no secret that many stars and models allow their pictures to be airbrushed in magazines. But it is so rife in the industry that unless it is a very extreme job, it's hard to tell who has been airbrushed and who hasn't. It is possible to modify your own photos on your computer with Adobe Photoshop. But it's probably not worth the effort unless they are professional modelling head shots. You can also use filters on your smart device and social media like snapchat and Instagram to change how you look. The best thing about these is that they can be used for fun and well as just improving your appearance.
For the vast majority of women, there is going to be a moment in their life when they wonder if they should take a pregnancy test.
Hair straighteners seem like simple devices on the surface, but it’s easy to get yourself into a disaster because of them!
So, the next time you pick up those straighteners and get to work, keep the following potential disasters in mind.
I bet you didn’t realize how many disasters could be caused by hair straighteners, huh?! Let’s be honest; a lot of these ‘disasters’ are easily preventable. And yet, we still see a lot of media reports about them, especially in the case of fire and skin burns.
Be careful with your straighteners!
Looking good isn't always easy. There is so much to think about. What with beauty treatments and fashion, sometimes we forget about our jewellery. But accessories like jewellery can have a massive impact on your look.
Check out these do's and don'ts to help you wear your jewels the right way.
Do match the metals
As a rule, it's best not mix your metals so that mean gold and silver should not be worn together. Keep jewelry, all the same, metal looks classier and gives you a more put-together look. There are lots of metal shade to choose from now like platinum and rose gold, so you are not limited to just the usual gold and silver. Just make sure you don't en duo wearing them all.
Don't wear too much
Some people have a tendency to over accessorize! As Coco Chanel said, 'look in the mirror and take one accessory off.' A few quality items are always better than load and loads of cheap rubbish!
That bring me on to my next point. Do invest in a few good items of jewelry that are versatile. A pair of diamond earrings. Some solid gold sleepers and a few nice rings can set off any outfit and will stand you in good stead.
Don't wear the wrong style necklace
Remember that wherever your necklace lands, that is where the eye is drawn to. So make sure that you are bringing attention the parts of your body that you want to emphasize.
Do experiment with fashion
Fashion changes so quickly these days it hard to keep up. That's why if you are going for specialty fashion pieces rather than classic items, it's ok to go with costume jewelry.
For example, if you want to try the latest trend like multiple finger rings, it's much more cost-effective to go for fashion jewelry. It also means that you don't have to worry if you don't like the look or just wear it with a few outfits.
Don't buy cheap
Even when you are buying costume jewelry, don't go for the cheapest you can find. You can spot a plastic rhinestone from a mile away! As costume jewels are often large and make a statement, it's really easy to tell if they are not good quality. So spend a few extra dollars to make sure it looks as classy as the rest of you.
Do enjoy your jewelry
Just like your clothes, no matter what size and shape you are, you should enjoy what you're wearing. If you don't enjoy it, then it's just not worth displaying it on your body. So make sure you are in love with every piece before your open your purse to buy it!
There are many beauty treatments and products that can be easily used at home. Manicures, fake tan and hair updo's can all be achieved in the comfort of your own home. There are, however, some procedures which are better left to experts and not worth the risk.
See our list below or treatments which are way too difficult to DIY.