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Effortlessly glam looks to try at summer festivals

For many, festivals don’t conjure images of ‘glamness’ but instead of muddy fields, portaloos and baby wipes instead of showers for three days. Therefore, it’s a good idea to carefully plan your outfit to ensure that even when you’re reapplying deodorant for the third time that day, you still look effortlessly glam. Here’s what to take with you:

 

The base layer

 

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Simple is best when it comes to glam looks for festivals, women’s dresses with thin straps always look good and can be worn over band t-shirts or on their own when the sun comes out. Bardot neck summer dresses, featuring crochet cut outs, are another great way of nailing effortlessly glam styles. The cold shoulder is a little sexy while the crochet does all the work for you when it comes to style points.

 

The outerwear

You’re going to need a jacket at some point and while it might be tempting to just throw on an oversized hoodie, if you want to exude glam a leather jacket really is the only way to go. Tap into 2017 trends with a jacket featuring pretty, painted on floral designs or even patches stitched onto elbows and onto shoulders.

 

The oversized sunnies

 

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Not only do they protect you from squinting in the sun, a pair of oversized sunglasses have the ability to effortlessly exude glamour when added to any outfit. Aviators are ideal for the cool girl vibe while Cat Eye sunglasses remind us of vintage days gone by. Expect to see plenty of round, John Lennon style sunglasses in oversized styles and a variety of coloured lenses for a more unusual but no less glamorous look.

 

The sequin addition

Nothing adds a little festival glam more than some sequin embellishment, so opt for a sparkly cami or even a mini dress to wear over frayed shorts and catch the eye of everyone when the strobe lights start for the evening shows. It’s an easy way to look effortlessly glam, even when your hair is a little disheveled from lack of brushing on day three and you aren’t wearing any make up while nursing a hangover by your tent.

 

The make up

 

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Glitter enhances everything, so be liberal when applying this to your make up look. Eyes always look great with a little extra sparkle and glitter lips is a trend being embraced by beauty bloggers and influencers in 2017 – it’s easily achieved with your fave lipstick, a clear gloss and fine make up glitter, applied in that order.

If you don’t fancy going glam with glitter you can never ever go wrong with a red lip and cat eye – ensure you opt for an eyeliner that lasts all day; a gel eyeliner is the best option. Spritz make up fixing spray on after applying your look to keep everything in place, even when you end up hot and sweaty from dancing all night.

Add some of these pieces to your summer festival looks and you’ll be looking glam at every point throughout the day, no matter what event you find yourself at.

 

 

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How to Get Kissable Lips

Lips, by far, are one of the most neglected parts of our beauty routines. Even I was a victim of this. But with conscious practice, I made sure that I pamper my lips as much as I do the other parts of my body. Who doesn’t want kissable lips right?

 

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When you don’t take care of your lips, they get chapped, dry and dark. This will throw your overall appearance off balance. When you try and use lipstick to cover it, it’ll get caked up or hidden in the cracks. And that’s so much worse!

If you want to have appealing and kissable lips then it’s time to show them so love.

 

Exfoliate

Just the way you have dead skin cells on the skin on your face, the same goes for your lips. Exfoliation helps to remove the dead cells and reveal new and fresh skin. When you exfoliate your lips, it makes your lips smooth, brighter and plump.

There are so many exfoliating scrubs specifically for your lips. However, I’m a great fan of natural products you can get straight from your kitchen cupboard.

Sugar makes an excellent exfoliating scrub. It not only removed the dried and dead skin from your lips, it also nourishes your lips and make them extra soft.

Apply your favourite lip balm or a dollop of Vaseline on your lips. Take a pinch of sugar and pat it all over your lips. The sugar will stick to the balm or Vaseline. Next use your fingers to gently scrub your lips. If you don’t like the feel of sugar on your lips, you can use an old toothbrush and brush your lips with water. This gives the same effect as exfoliating with sugar. But make sure that you don’t scrub too hard and injure your lips.

 

Stay hydrated

To have those lush, plump lips, you need to make sure that you stay hydrated. Drink plenty of water. Of course, staying hydrated depends a lot on the environment as much as how much fluid you take into your system. To be on the safe side, always make sure you drink a minimum of 8 glasses of water a day.

 

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Don’t lick your lips

Dry lips are usually the beginning of unhealthy looking lips. Unknown to many, in an attempt to keep your lips moist, there is a tendency to lick your lips. It sounds pretty logical as saliva is liquid which will keep your lips moist. However, that is a huge misconception.

Licking your lips can make your lips very dry. The elements contained in your saliva makes your lips dry up quickly.

 

Moisturize

For kissable lips, moisturizing balms must be your best friend. Moisturize your lips daily, especially immediately after exfoliating or accidentally linking your lips so that your lips don’t dry out. If possible, moisturize multiple times a day to maintain lush lips.

One hack I use while moisturizing my lips is to apply a little water to my lips before applying a generous amount of lip balm or more Vaseline to my lips. This will help lock in the moisture longer.

Don’t think moisturizing your lips is something that is restricted to day time use. Make sure you moisturize every night too. In fact, I advice you be extra generous with the lip balm or Vaseline at night.

 

Do you have any others ways of achieving kissable lips? Please share in the comments section.

 

 

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