How to Spot a Quality Beauty Blogger or Vlogger

Indeed, using any one of the many amazing beauty tips and makeup tutorials online is a lot more economical, and it is relatively easy to find someone whose advice that you like and who posts techniques and product reviews that are relevant to you.

However, not all bloggers and vloggers are the same, and you should be aware of a few things before you decide to follow someone. Here are some things to watch out for as well as some signs of a great beauty blogger that mean that you can trust their advice when they recommend products and techniques to you.

The first thing to bear in mind is that many beauty bloggers and vloggers will have been sponsored by certain companies to give reviews of their items or promote them. Some bloggers are happy to do this, whereas others decide that they would prefer not to be sponsored and instead be free to review the items that they please.

Although it is understandable that many beauty vloggers and bloggers do choose to review certain items, be aware that there is an honest and a dishonest way to do this. An honest blogger will point out if one of their posts is sponsored, and will tell you if they have been sent an item for free before reviewing it – this means they are not hiding the fact that their information may be promotional.

In addition to this, look out for bloggers who are not afraid to say if they dislike a product rather than just saying positive things about it. No item is entirely perfect, and the sign of an honest blogger is that they are not afraid to express all of their varying opinions on different items. Therefore, look for someone who is open about sponsorship and honest in reviewing different products.

Another sign that the blogger sharing amazing beauty tips and makeup tutorials online is a reputable and reliable one is that she or he has some experience in dealing with make up and beauty products before in their job or occupation. They may, on the other hand, be a self taught individual with many years of make up as a hobby behind them.

Either way, look for someone who appears to know what they are talking about for the best tips and the best results. Some beauty bloggers formerly worked on beauty counters or are trained in beauty therapy, whereas others have done costume makeup for local theater productions or currently work as make up artists.

Although it is fair to say that, yes, anyone can become a blogger or vlogger and deliver amazing beauty tips and makeup tutorials online, some level of expertise can give you a lot of confidence in what you are being taught.

Finally, look for bloggers and vloggers who ensure that they use good lighting in their photos and videos when they are sharing their tips. Lighting should be able to accurately portray the colors and products being used so that viewers or readers know exactly how these products will look if and when they buy and use them themselves.

You should also look for bloggers and vloggers who do not ‘cheat’ too much with airbrushed or applying filters to their videos and photographs. This can distort the effect that you are seeing and mislead you into buying products that are not that great – look instead for someone who has good, honest advice to give and has nothing to hide.

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Beauty Tips & Ideas: Nail Fashion Guide

Nails take the attention of designers and trendsetters all year round. High-end brands come with several launches every season, just to ensure we have all the colors and designs that we desire at all times. With all the nail colors and polish available in the market, which are the ones we should adopt this summer?

Summer is the time you choose colors you’d steer clear from the rest of the days of the year. Unexpected, bright, trendy, neon… are all adjectives of the colors of your time at the pool and during festivals and vacations. Go for colors that are less predictable; grab some hot pinks, blue navy, turquoises, oranges, metallic…

So what’s the latest in nail color trends? What are the newest summer nail arts? What about the nail shapes and lengths? Here are some beauty tips and ideas.

Minty Fresh

Light green come along with bold blue to highlight summery days at the beach and fresh light cocktails. Don’t forget the seafoam green, or what it is also known as blue-green that looks beautiful on natural nails.

Blushed Shades

Nail polish colors ranging from light pinks to sweet purples all come in handy this season.

Polish in Love

Classic reds, cherry reds, red nacre… never go out of style! Reds are nail-color staple no matter what the season is. So if you are addicted to red, choose cranberry red this summer.

Melon to Earthly Feel

Lasting from last year, oranges and nudes still take over the nail polish colors world! Choose a touch of peach for a 70’s feel.

Navy Blues

The dark navy blue nail color hits the market, and comes with much glitter.

The new polishes are perfect for both fingernails and toes, and also look great with different outfit styles such as classics and fashionable jewelry.

Best Nail Shapes For This Season

This season, nail shapes don’t have to be really tall and pointy to be adorable. Short, square nails come in handy, especially with dark hues such as dark navy. Trim, natural- shaped nails are also in fashion this summer. They are best for nude colors and beiges. Rounded nails are taking much attention this year, as they are a hit from the past, and they are best with gray nail polishes. Long, almond-shaped nails are not a necessity this summer, yet they are required with red nail polishes.

Share the nail shapes, colors or designs you mostly rely on in summer.

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The Beauty of African Fashion Garments

African fashion design is well known all over the world due to its boldness and uniqueness. These are also the qualities due to which it has been readily embraced by the Western fashion world. These garments are made beautiful due to the creativity and style that goes into their creation. The culture, spirit and nature of the African continent are eloquently represented in these garments. There are many aspects of African fashion design that makes it truly original and incredible, along with bringing with them a part of the African culture.

Most of the African designers prefer to take age old color traditions and translate them into multiple layers of complexity, combing different styles and patterns that are surprising in their detailed craftsmanship. Celebrities like Oprah Winfrey and Will Smith have especially made African glamour and prints quite popular by deliberately wearing clothes designed by African designers. Some of the renowned African fashion designers include Deola Sagoe, Coker and also Ozwald Boateng.

It is true that African fashion design has been majorly impacted by Western fashion and this is the reason that many designers have chosen to channelize their penchant for cultural diversity into their love for fashion. The intricacy and depth of these African creations makes the fashion industry all the more colorful and richer. This is also true that all these garments are not produced by Western designers.

Many famous and well celebrated African fashion designers are specialized and known for their quirky brand of African inspired dresses, suits and course trainers. Many African fashion brands are an outcome of the innovation and creativity of these African designers. These high fashion brands would easily be wearable and this factor can clearly be seen in the garments under these brands. Although the designs and patterns of these garments are clearly not based on Western fashion but the basic cut and stitching pattern of these clothing items are very comfortable to wear.

As a result of this pragmatism African fashion garments has created a high popularity in the fashion world. The success of African design clothes can also be attributed to reviving a mass applause by those who have a huge following for African culture. These African designers are the main force running behind these exciting African brands and they are really doing great work to promote African prints across the world. People are simply loving these funky, natural & exotic prints with all range of clothes.

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Geox Women’s Shoes and Other Best Fashion and Beauty Buys For Winters

Winter is almost here and soon there will be constant snowfalls and rains. The colder it gets, the more we are in need of beauty products to take care of our skin and hair. At the same time, we are also in search of the fashionable shoes and garments that make us look stylish and trendy along with keeping us warm and comfortable. Therefore, in this article I will discuss 5 best fashion and beauty buys that you need to have for these winters.

Geox Women’s Shoes: Available in dark colors, these leather shoes are just what you have always been looking for to wear during the winter season. These shoes are waterproof so you can walk them in the rain or snow and the great cushion lining inside the shoes help to keep your feet warm and cozy inside.

Treat yourself to a tinted moisturizer for radiant, sun-protected and dry skin during the winter season – – this way your skin will remain soft all day.

Moisturize, add color and taste great with Mediterranean Lemon Grape lip balm. This product helps you have glossy and clear lips all day long – – without any crack and dryness.

High Choice Sweaters: Available in a wide range of fashionable and stylish sweaters (cardigans and close-front), these warmers are made of the finest wool to offer to warmth and comfort.

Look Extra Good mufflers and gloves: These mufflers and gloves are available in almost all unique and common colors, so that you can pick the ones that go well with your winter garments. They keep you warm all day and help you look stunning.

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The Difference Between A Model And A Beauty Queen

There is a huge difference between beauty pageants and modelling. Pageant kids are brought up believing that the spotlight is all about them; how they look, what they can do and how they come across as an individual. They are taught to sell themselves. Unfortunately, in the real fashion world, it is all about the product and selling the product. Although fashion and runway models do need to have specific aesthetic qualities and certain skills, their main purpose is to make a product look good, excite the customer and make them want to buy.

Pageant mums are known for being extremely competitive. They all want to be at the top of the game, knowing the most about the industry, winning the most titles and crowns and having the most beautiful, talented, world-peace loving child in the whole entire world. But what these mums don’t realise is that they are selling their children false hope when they promise them that, one day, all of the late rehearsals, dance classes, American history lessons and hair tugging will be worth it. This is not the case. So many young pageant princesses dreams are crushed when they discover that all those years of intense training; skipping rhythmically down the runway, smiling all teeth bared and cutely flipping their hair as they wink and flirt with the audience, has actually moulded them into exactly what a fashion agency is not looking for in a high-fashion model.

A huge amount of time, effort and money is put into beauty pageants. A lot of pageant mums will hire pageant coaches and dance coaches, both at a great cost. They will then spend a fortune on outfits for each of the different rounds. Elaborate, custom-made ball gowns, one of a kind swimwear pieces, costumes, props and stage fixtures for the talent show, crowning gowns etc. Then there’s the foot high, 30 inch long hair pieces, custom moulded dental flippers to hide any baby/imperfect teeth, copious pairs of diamond encrusted shoes, fake lashes, jar after jar and tube after tube of bright pink blusher, thick stage foundation, lipstick and glitter. All of this is used to enhance the pageant princess’ features, body and overall image and make them look as un-lifelike as possible, all in the hope of being crowned Queen of Pageant.

Fashion designers will also invest an enormous amount of time, effort and money into a fashion show for their clothing. This money will be spent on lighting, sound engineers, stage support, models, stylists and hair and make-up artists, all geared towards ensuring that their clothes attract the audience of buyers and celebrities.

Unlike pageant girls, runway models do not try to steal the show. The point of a fashion show is to sell clothes, not people. If the model blew kisses, danced around the stage like a fairy, distracting the audience and did not make the dress look good, the designer would not sell their clothes and therefore not have a business. This is why pageant girls find it hard to make the transition from beauty queen to super model.

So, if you’re a pageant queen, hoping to one day make it as a fashion model, you need to make sure you fully understand the difference between the two. If you love the limelight, can walk onto the stage without a full face of paint and hair styled taller than a toddler, you might have to accept that the world of modelling just isn’t for you.

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