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Pamper Yourself Pretty: Fun Beauty Tips To Try Out


The world of beauty often gets a bad wrap. Although true beauty comes from within, having the option to pamper and primp can be a lot of fun. When you take beauty too seriously, it does have the potential to turn sour. After all, you are who you are, and you should embrace that. The beauty world is there to have fun with, to make your feel better about yourself, and accentuate what you have. So never let it make you feel bad. Instead, experiment with a bunch of fun treatments and pamper yourself pretty, starting with these cool ideas.

False Lashes

There are lots of different beauty accessories that you might like to think about using, but right now there’s one that stands out as being the most fun of all. False lashes are a great way to play around with your regular beauty regime. When you have an event coming up or a special occasion,  there’s nothing like wearing a set of false lashes to glam up your look and change your eye shape. So head to your favorite beauty section and find some great lash effects to play around with.

Nail Art

Coming in as a close second and maybe even fighting for the top spot is nail art. You might love to paint your nails and give yourself manicures and love the colors you have, but just think about what fun stepping that up a notch can be. With different nail art designs, you can create different beauty looks to match your outfits, or even create cool looks for your friends too.

Glitter

Then there’s also glitter to think about. Glitter can be a great way to jazz up your beauty and pampering routine. Before, it was saved for things like manicures and eyeshadows, but the latest beauty trends have taken glitter to the next level. Not only can you add fun designs to your face and show off your creative makeup skills, but you can also add it to your hair too. When you’ve got a party or celebration, going with glitter roots can be a great way to add some sparkle.

Hair Extensions

Then there’s always the option to play around with your hair styles. Whether you’ve always wanted to grow your hair long, or you’ve got thin hair, and you need some more volume, there’s one simple solution to try out. You’ll find that tape in hair extensions can give you the locks of your dreams. By playing around with different styles and adding more length, you’ll find endless ways to dress your hair.

Face Masks

Then there’s also skincare to think about. And facials are great for when you have problem skin. Even if you’ve already got great skin and you’ve not suffered from acne, applying face masks can be a lot of fun. You’ll be able to relax and pamper, and if you want to think about using them with your friends, you can have a great girly time together too.



Getting Started On Guitar


Many of you will agree that there’s no instrument quite as cool as a guitar. From tranquil, airy pop ballads to the blistering solos of metal, this instrument can fill a wide variety of roles, and even if you’re not much of a player, you’re going to look good with one hanging over your neck! Whether you’ve got a dream of being a pro musician or just want to see what all the fuss is about, here are some great tips for getting started with guitar.

Pick Your Instrument

The guitar industry is absolutely huge. If you have a look around any music store, you could quickly begin to feel overwhelmed by all the different makes and models. The first thing you want to do is find out about the technical differences between types of electric guitars via buzzharmony.com or a similar website. Your choice here is mainly going to depend on the kind of music you want to play. Cutaway acoustics are better for country, for example, and through-neck electrics with Floyd roses are better for rock and metal. The next main piece of advice we can offer is not to spend too much, or too little. While you generally get what you pay for with guitars, you don’t want to spend $1,500 on a new Stratocaster, only to drop the hobby a few weeks in. Many low and mid-range guitars get a decent tone, and will teach you the basics, which is what your first guitar should be for.

Get a Head Start

As you may be aware, some of the greatest guitarists who ever lived were completely self-taught, including Jimi Hendrix and Slash. However, if you want to get the best possible start in playing guitar, we recommend getting at least a small block of professional lessons. Having a teacher observe you can help to wean you off of some of the common bad habits that beginner guitarists tend to pick up. These really aren’t anything to worry about when you’re first starting out, but as you try to tackle more advanced music, they can become a major obstacle. Look up a local tutor, or find a service that allows you to take lessons over Skype. After around ten hours, you’ll have a good enough foundation to go it alone if you want to. The internet is bursting with YouTube tutorials on songs and techniques, not to mention a whole library of free tablature, covering almost every song with a guitar part!

Practice, Practice, Practice

We’ll close with the most important tip of all. A lot of people get frustrated with slow starts in music, and wonder why they’re not making the progress they want. The whole mystery is actually one of the simplest concepts in the world: the more you practice, the better you’ll get, and the sooner you’ll get where you want to be. There are going to be times where you don’t want to play guitar, but you have to power through these if you want to see quick results! See uberchord.com for some great practice tips.



Do You Have These Key Items In Your Closet?


If there’s one mistake that a lot of women and girls (and guys for that matter!) tend to make it’s that they have way too many clothes in their closet. They end up spending huge amounts of money on clothes that they stuff into their closet and never actually wear. Not only is this a total waste of money but it also ends up making it incredibly difficult for people to figure out what they actually want to wear! Fortunately, there is a solution to this problem: Streamline. Cut down on the things in your closet and stick with staples that you really need. With that in mind, here are a few key items that you should definitely hold onto.

Sundress

There is nothing quite so perfect for the warm weather than a sundress! Women’s sundresses are not only a great way to stay cool when the sun is out, but you also get to look seriously good while doing it. It’s the perfect girly look to really bring out your feminine side, whether you want a maxi dress for summer evenings or the classic white sundress for a day at the beach.

Boyfriend jeans

Look, we all love our skinny jeans, and no one is going to tell you to get rid of them. But you need to have more than one pair of pants! Especially around laundry day! Boyfriend jeans are coming into style in a big way. Mix them with a lumberjack shirt and some low-tops for that perfect, grungy nineties look. Whether you want to embrace your feminine side or let your inner punk out for a while, boyfriend jeans are the perfect way to do it.

Interview outfit

We all need that one outfit for going to interviews. Whether it’s for college, a job interview, or even just a formal event, sometimes you just need to look smart for a few hours. Even if the formal look isn’t your thing, it’s a good idea to get yourself something clean and sharp for when you really need to dress to impress. What you choose is up to you. It could be a white shirt and pencil skirt, or perhaps you’d rather go with a pants-and-blazer combo. Whatever you decide, make sure that it’s subtle and understated. There’s a time for bright colors and bold patterns, but a job interview certainly isn’t it.

LBD

Ah, the little black dress. Is there a single item in a woman’s wardrobe more legendary? After all, most women know exactly what it is just from those three simple letters. Whether you’re going for a night on the town with your girlfriends, or you’re getting ready for a hot date, everyone needs their little black dress to rely on in the evenings. Pair it with a pair of simple black pumps, the six-inch heel is optional, and you’re set for anything that the night can throw at you. You’ll be looking good and, most importantly of all, feeling great all night long!



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