Monthly Archives: January 2013
Specially for Valentine’s Day 2013! Nigerian Design
“Rouge Romance” is the new collection from Trish O. Couture which heralds the coming of the season of love; Valentine’s day. The creative mind behind the collection, Patricia Onumonu who started embellishing dresses at the age of 12, expresses her creative side once more with this set of reds and white hues to create detailed feminine dresses with jewelled embellishments that truly commemorate the concept of love.
From full length dresses with Ankara detail to short dresses made from eccentric fabric, the collection takes “Lady in Red” to a whole new level. Rouge Romance is laden with pure whites, crimson reds, vibrant Ankara fabric with gold detail, splashes of green and black colours that have been known to always adorn female figures.
Trish O. Couture specializes in making jackets, bridal wear, tops & skirts, blouses and Ankara dresses. The label also beads and embellishes outfits that dazzle every time; its no wonder why this has caught our attention.
Exfoliation removes dead skin cells, leaving your skin radiant and smooth. Whether it’s bikini season or you just want soft, clean skin, exfoliating from head to toe will get you glowing.
Many women exfoliate their faces but forget about other body parts. As the weather heats up and you get bikini-ready, you should exfoliate all over. Exfoliation is also important before applying tanning products or when rejuvenating winter-weary skin.
￼Items you need for exfoliation
Loofah, body brush or exfoliating gloves
How to exfoliate
Before stepping into the shower, brush your dry skin with your loofah, body brush or exfoliating gloves. This will help remove the loose skin and prepare your skin for the exfoliating process. Begin with the soles of your feet, working your way up your body.
Get into the shower and wet your body from head to toe. Don’t exfoliate your skin if you are sunburned or have any open cuts or wounds.
Use a pumice stone on your feet to eliminate rough spots and calluses. If your feet are extremely rough, soak them in a basin of warm water mixed with a cup of milk for 30 minutes before getting into the shower.
Apply your exfoliating cleanser to your loofah or gloves. Begin scrubbing your body in a circular motion starting with the bottoms of your feet and working your way up. When you reach the bikini area, don’t scrub too hard because the skin is very sensitive.
Use a body brush to exfoliate your back and other hard-to-reach places.
Be gentle on your face, particularly around your eyes and mouth. Use an exfoliating product especially formulated for the face, which is gentler than products designed to be used on the body.
Don’t forget about your hands. You want them to look and feel soft and smooth too!
Rinse your body with lukewarm water, follow by the coldest water you can stand. Apply a shower gel to soften your skin, if you’d like.
After stepping out of the shower, apply a moisturizing body lotion all over. Body lotions and facial moisturizers containing alpha or beta hydroxy acids are ideal choices because these acids contine to remove dead skin cells.
Use body moisturizer once a day. Exfoliation is drying to the skin, so you must keep your skin hydrated.
creating a natural, rosy radiance
When applying blush, you want the color to look soft and natural, as if it comes from within. Read below for tips on how to put on make-up.
1. Tap or lightly blow on the applicator brush to remove any excess blush before applying to prevent a harsh and uneven application.
2. Apply your blush on the apple of the cheek and carefully blend towards your natural hairline.
3. If you have two shades, apply the darker one on the apple of the cheek first, then use the lighter shade to highlight. Blend well so there is no visible line between colors.
4. Highlight your temples, forehead and chin.
￼ Tip: To know “where to glow” bend over for 30 seconds, then slowly stand up. Where your cheeks are flushed is where you are meant to blush. Apply your blush there and it will be naturally rosy every time.
￼Tip: Cheek color should be used to enhance your complexion, not to change your natural skin tone. Use sparingly for daytime, then add more or a deeper shade for a more dramatic nighttime effect. For special occasions, dust a lightly frosted powder over your cheekbones for a subtle but alluring glow.
￼Tip: Make sure to blend your blush into your foundation well or it will tend to look unnatural and add the appearance of 5 years to your looks
American bride wearing a Contemporary Western Wedding Dress (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
How to apply bridal makeup correctly is something every bride needs to know prior to making her grand entrance down the aisle. Following a few makeup application tips can help every bride look perfect on her special day wthout any added stress.
Easy Bridal Makeup Application
A bride’s makeup should be natural looking, but also emphasize her features so they look beautiful in photographs. How to apply bridal makeup depends on both the theme and time of your wedding. Evening wedding looks can be slightly more dramatic with sultry eyes and bold shadows. Daytime bridal makeup should be minimal with neutral eye shadows and rosy lips. Every bride should emphasize blush and lips for the most foolproof and timeless bridal beauty.
No matter what a bride’s wedding makeup style is, she should always apply makeup before putting on the wedding gown unless it must go over the head. In this case, use a bed sheet to cover the bride from the décolletage to the floor to protect her gown.