Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Thinking Outside the Box for Beauty

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There are some things in life that no amount of clothes, makeup or mantras will be able to make you feel better on. When it comes to loving your body, you know what will make you feel more confident and how to achieve it. It may be something as simple as a diet or exercise to take away the extra pounds, or wearing something that flatters your body.

For those things that you can’t quite figure out how to address, take a step back and see if what you’re doing is the right thing to achieve your goal.

Can you tie them in a knot, can you tie them in a bow?
For many, your breasts can be the one main thing that defines you as a woman. So far has social stigma developed around our mammaries that we barely consider their intended use anymore - we are using them as a symbol of our sexuality and prowess. If you are hung up on how your boobs look, it could be as simple as getting measured correctly for the right bra. It may even be the style of bra that you are wearing; padded bras can add a little extra that you may be lacking, and balcony bras offer a style of sexiness should that be the look that you are after. If the confidence issue is rooted more deeply than something a bra can fix, breast augmentation surgery may be the step that you have to take in order to give yourself the body that you desire.

Pucker Up!
We are living in the Kylie Jenner era, and as such too many of us are becoming self-conscious about the size of our lips. Whereas we used to dismiss big lips as a Barbie-doll look, we are now craving to look like the youngest of the Kardashian clan; perhaps as a way of keeping up with celebrity trends if nothing else. Lip kits are available with a combination of liner and gloss in order to give your pout a fuller appearance, but if you are struggling to achieve the look that you want then cosmetic fillers are available. Usually given in quantities of one or two millilitres, these injections give a temporary fullness to your lips, and should only be performed by a trained consultant. There are other (probably less painful) alternatives to getting fillers, which involve using extreme pressure on your lips to bring the blood to them and make them stand out - sort of similar to sucking the air out of a mug and it sticking to your face. It’s not the most recommended method as it can lead to bruising and marks if not done correctly, but it’s a cheap alternative nonetheless.

Raise it!
Eyebrows are becoming a huge focal point now on our faces. The trend with eyebrows is ever-changing; think back throughout the years and look back on previous photos of yourself. You may find that they’ve gone from being barely there to overgrown to perfectly manicured within the space of a couple of years, and this is purely due to keeping up with the styles and trends that are put in front of us by celebrities. There are so many things that can be done with eyebrows in order to get them looking just-so and the way that you want. These can range from permanent (you can get tattoos in place of your eyebrows so you will know that you never have a hair out of place) to the now popular microblading, which involves putting a semi-permanent pigment under your skin with a tiny needle. Kind of like tattooing but the results won’t stay on your face forever. Or you could keep it simple and get your brows waxed, threaded or plucked and fill in with a variety of different products that have been developed for shaping - these range from pencils to powders to gels, and come in a variety of different colours to suit your hair (either on your face or on your head). You won’t be caught short on what to use in order to get your eyebrows looking fantastic again. But remember - your eyebrows are sisters, not twins. You don’t have to work on getting them looking exactly the same (you’ll probably be sat there forever and day if you did), as quite frankly it can look plain weird if your brows match perfectly. Very few of us have symmetrical faces, so don’t aim for the outcome as if you do; work with what you’ve got (or pay someone to work with what you’ve got) and you’ll do just fine.

This is a contributed post.

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