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Summer is here, is your wardrobe ready?

As the snow thaws and everyone begins to look toward summer, it’s easy to forget about the contents of one’s closet. For months now you’ve been bundled up against the elements, layering clothes and longing for the sun. You’re tired of the cold months stretching on seemingly without end, and now that the end is finally in sight it’s easy to get excited. Summer time is always a fun time.

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As you plan summer trips and outdoor excursions, don’t forget that you need to dress for the weather. Flowing fabrics, shorter hemlines and colourful prints are hitting the shops as the last of the frost disappears and the sun starts to stay out longer.

Summer time is a great excuse to go shopping and pick up summer clothes in new and updated prints, colors and materials. Keep yourself cool and comfortable this summer with these essential summer staples.

 

Don’t skip on the white

White clothes are immensely popular in the summer, as they keep you cool while offering a lot of versatility. White tanks and tees, for example, pair very well with just about any skirt, short or pant in your closet.

Swap out your boots for some sweet sandals

Sweaty feet are no fun, so cramming your tootsies into a stifling pair of boots all summer long might have you feeling a bit grouchy. Opt instead for a pair of sandalsto suit your style. Straps, heels, clasps and colorful accents make it easy to find a pair (or three) that you’ll adore all summer long.

 

Replace your miniskirts with midi skirts

There is certainly a time and place for leg-baring minis, but midi skirts offer a bit more coverage that makes them a perfect summer staple for any occasion. From the boardroom to brunch and beyond, midi skirts will keep you cool and confident as you strut around in effortless style.

 

Don’t ditch the denim

Denim shortshave been parts of the iconic summer look for decades because they are ultra-comfortable and can be dressed up or down to suit your style needs. A white tee on top makes for a great casual look, while a button-up blouse can dial the style up a notch for those fun summer outings with friends.

 

Combine comfort and style with a maxi dress

Tight clothes aren’t the most comfortable on the hottest days of the year. A maxi dress offers you salvation from the discomfort with all of the coverage that you need to feel confident wherever you go. Long, flowing materials keep things breezy in a slew of colors and patterns that are sure to please.

 

Upgrade your sunglass game

The perfect pair of shades is the best and easiest way to finish off any summer look. Practicality and style mesh effortlessly in some beautiful sunglass frames these days, so there’s a frame for every day of the week!

 

Add accessories

Accessories like rings and bracelets are very important to turn on the style. A pave diamond ring on your finger can enhance the beauty of your well-manicured hand. A necklace will make your neck strikingly beautiful. So choose your accessories properly.

Summer is all about comfort, but it’s easier than ever before to stay comfy while rocking impeccable, effortless style!

 

Is your wardrobe ready for summer time?

 

*Collaborative post.

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6 Makeup Tricks That Make You Look Older and How to Avoid Them

The wonders makeup can do to your appearance! I’m still amazed when I watch the transformation makeup artists put their clients through with a touch of makeup.

There are so many tutorials out there that make re-creating the youthful look very simple. However, they do come with their mishaps. Often times such blunders can make you look a lot older than your age. Here are some makeup tricks that make you look older and how to avoid them.

 

Applying primer

Ever wondered what makes people’s makeup look dull after a long day? It could be because they are not using a primer.

 

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Using a primer will help make your makeup last throughout the day. A good primer keeps your makeup as fresh as it looked when you started off your day. Without a primer, the makeup will wear away thereby revealing the imperfections such as uneven skin tone or fine lines.

 

Contouring

Contouring is a popular makeup trend as when done properly, it can make you look younger. However, when you overdo the contouring your appearance will transition from youthful to old as such contouring will only highlight your ageing lines. At the end of the day, too much definition isn’t good.

 

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The best way to solve this is to always blend the contour to make it more natural. When you blend the contour in properly you will have that youthful appearance.

 

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Highlighting

A beautiful glow is synonymous with looking young. Highlighting in the right places can make you look amazing. However, women often make the mistake in highlighting in less flattering areas on the face thereby adding more years to their appearance.

When highlighting, stay clear of the brow bone as that pulls down your eyes. Also avoid the crease at your eyes and the smile lines as that brings in a lot of focus to the wrinkles and fine lines. Instead focus the highlights in more taut areas of your face like your cheek bones and the bridge of your nose.

 

Applying mascara

They say the eyes are the windows to the soul. Mascara helps to show off the beauty hidden in your eyes as well as make your eyes appear larger and more alluring. It also helps to define the eyelashes, that’s why it’s good to put mascara on both the top and bottom eyelashes.

However, some women overdo the mascara on the bottom eyelashes. This immediately gives an illusion of having dark circles around your eyes thereby making them look older. When applying mascara brush it lightly on the bottom lashes.

 

 

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Dark lipstick

Who wouldn’t want to wear the bold red lipstick? But the truth is that many women get it wrong and in the process apply too much lipstick thereby making it look so thick and unnatural .

To get this look right, line your lips with a lip pencil. Next, fill in the outline with a lipstick shade slightly darker than the lip pencil and then finish off with a tinted gloss. This sort of makeup would make you appear a lot younger.

 

Using eyeliner on the bottom lid

This is a trend that I have been seeing a lot on social media. Using eyeliner can make your eyes lively and brighter, however, your choice of colour can make a huge difference.

A black eyeliner on the bottom eyelid will make your eyes look smaller and it makes the creases around your eyes more visible.

To properly create that youthful look, switch from using black coloured eyeliner to a brown coloured one and finish off by blending in a brown eyeshadow from the inner to the outer part of your eyes. Depending on your skin colour you may decide to go for white or nude coloured eyeliner.

 

Do you have any tried and tested makeup trick to share? Please do so in the comments section below.

 

 

5 YouTube Channels I Love Watching

If you know me well enough, you would know how much I love internet TV. I love being able to watch what I want, anytime I feel it. And that is why I LOVE Netflix and YouTube. I am also a big fan of Sky On Demand, ITV Hub and BBC iPlayer.

 

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I am not the type of person to just sit on a coach all day watching TV. My life is so busy, I can never be sure I would have the time to watch a particular show at a certain time. So these platforms work better for me than regular TV.

I love YouTube so much, I have even played with the idea of having my own YouTube channel. A lot of people have encouraged  me to get one and maybe I would one day. I just don’t think I have the time for that at the moment. My life is really busy for now, and there is no room for more. And I would hate to set up a YouTube channel only to neglect after once the excitement is gone. So for now, I am sticking to do what I do best, which is writing, and leaving the complicated YouTube stuff for “someday”

 

5 YouTube Channels I Love Watching

 

BKCHATWORLD

I have loved and watched the Black Chat show on YouTube since the first season; and there are 3 seasons on there now. It is a reality talk show with a predominantly black cast. The cast everyday issues and I find them enlightening. They are also very entertaining, which makes it easy to watch. I am eagerly anticipating season 4.

 

NdaniTV

NdaniTV is another fun channel I love watching on YouTube. It is a channel that focuses on African contemporary culture and lifestyle. There are a couple of various mini series on the channel that I really enjoy watching. The channel is jam-packed with African awesomeness, so have a look if you are into things like that.

 

SisiYemmieTV

This is a lifestyle blogger/vlogger I really enjoy watching. SisiYemmieTV is all about her life of as a married mother of 1. She vlogs about her everyday life with her family, events, food, travel and everything. Whenever I am bored and in mood to be nosey, I go on her channel for some good old entertainment.

 

Patricia Bright

I remember stumbling upon Patricia Bright’s blog some years and I have followed her content ever since. I admired her. She is a very hard-working woman and she is passionate about what she does. I find her YouTube videos quite interesting. I seen quite a few of them and I enjoy watching her life on there.

 

Tamara Kalinic

When I started blogging over 5 years ago, I found Tamara Kalinic’s blog somehow and I became so addicted to the blog and her YouTube channel. I enjoyed watching her videos a lot and I see find time to scroll her feed every now and again.

 

What do you like watching on YouTube? Shout it out in the comments section below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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