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Adding a Personal Touch to your Personal Style

I looked back at some of my old outfit photos some days ago, and I was amazed at how much my personal style has changed for the better. I can never dream of wearing some of the outfits I wore happily back then. It just confirms how our personal tastes and style keeps changing. I am sure 5 years from now, I won’t dream of dressing the way I dress now. I think age and where we are at in life plays a major role in how we dress up. As long as we keep growing, our personal style will keep changing, hopefully for the better.

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Here are a 3 ways of adding a personal touch to your personal style:

Use the KISS Principle

For those who do no know, KISS stands for Keep It Simple Stupid..Ha. I learnt that from my Finance tutor at the university. I always try to make all my outfits look effortless. Like I didn’t over think the pieces I choose. Also, I try not to over-accessorise because it usually ruins the look. The Style Icon – Bridget Sojourner, is one of the few women that can look good rocking so many accessories at the same time. To get maximum impact, stick with 2 key items at a time.

Focus on the Positives

Use the power of accessories to draw attention to certain parts of your body you like. So if you have huge boobs, put on a long necklace, if you have a small waist, put on  waist belt to show it off.

Shop your Closet

Before you go all out to shop new pieces and accessories, take a good look at what you already have. I enjoy shopping my closet and I do it a lot. Shopping your closet basically means you styling your pieces differently. So matching pieces you haven’t matched before with accessories you haven’t matched before. This way you get more wear out of your pieces, and new matched outfit would feel and look new. It is a mind game. For example, the Jack Wills dress I have above is paired with a Tommy Hilfiger Trainers and a Guess Bag. For a different look, I can pair the same dress with a pair of black/brown flats or sandals, and a different handbag to give a completely different look.

Ignore Trends

Ignore trends COMPLETELY. Only shop for pieces and accessories that suit your personal style. Do not be forced into outfits that do not look good on you because everyone is wearing it. What looks good on Celebrity Star A may look hideous on you. Do not be deceived.

Do you agree with these tips? How do you add a personal touch to your personal style? Please share your tips in the comment box.

 

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How to Effectively Tighten Your Skin

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One question that enters everyone’s mind at some point or another (I know it enters mine quite regularly) is what is the most effective way to tighten skin? Well, there is no right or wrong answer that is the same for every person. The truth of the matter is that what is right or wrong for you might be the reverse for someone else. But luckily there are so many different skin treatments to choose from that almost any skin problem can be addressed and cleared up, if you pick the right way to control or cure it.

Facelifts Are One Answer, But Not the Only Answer
When you start to see sagging skin, your immediate thought might be that you need a facelift. But think again. There are extreme cases where a facelift might be necessary, but it shouldn’t be the first thing you think of. There’s no reason to put your body or mind through the stress of anesthesia and surgery unless you have to. That being said, a facelift is a fairly long-term solution for severe sags.

Having a Peel Procedure Done at a Clinic
One thing you can do for moderate skin sagging, especially on your face, is to have a peel done at a clinic or spa. There are several types of peels and peel-like procedures. One is the chemical peel. Another is microdermabrasion, which technically isn’t a peel, but it acts in the same way. That is that it gets rid of debris and dead skin cells on the surface and lets a healthier layer of skin below show through. There are also cosmetic skincare machines that incorporate lasers to perform peels.

Other Types of Laser Skin Procedures
Lasers that are used to do peel-like procedures are known as ablative lasers. However, there are also other varieties of lasers, such as non-ablative and fractional lasers. Some of them can attack wrinkles and skin sags by treating lower layers of skin instead of the surface. If you have such a treatment, your body should respond by making more collagen and elastin, which will heal the skin over time. You might not notice a difference right away, but your skin should start to look better over the course of days or weeks.

Prevention and Clearing Skin Problems Up as They Start
There’s no reason why you have to wait until skin problems get moderate or severe before you treat them. In fact, you should treat them early if you can. There are many lotions on today’s market that you can use to deliver nutrients, vitamins, and hydration to your skin cells. There are also plenty of mild treatments like ultrasound and IPL (intense pulsed light) you can use to get rid of small wrinkles and imperfections before they get out of control.

Preventing skin problems before they happen is always good, but you might find yourself needing help even if your daily skincare routine is great. If so, the bottom line is that you have to balance your skin type, treatment needs, and budget to come up with a solution. Other factors include your skin color, level of dryness or oiliness, and any disorders you may have, such as rosacea. You should also consider whether you want to see results right away or don’t mind a more gradual improvement. Your dermatologist, clinician, or regular doctor should be able to help you decide which treatments are best or worst for your skin.

What do you think? Do you have any tips to share? Sound off in the comment section please.

Thanks for reading.

 

*This is a collaborative post.

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