• Colour radar: pistachio green

    It’s official: pistachio green is one of the biggest colour trends of summer 2019. We constantly see it on the streets, we saw it on the runway for SS 2019 (Valentino, Marc Jacobs, Jil Sander and JW Anderson are just some of the designers that opted for that pale green shade in their collections) and you simply have to see it in your wardrobe!

    Here are some ideas how to add the sage-resembling hue to your colour palette.

    1. Heeled sandals

    We suggest that you go for a pair of pistachio mules or slingback pumps. Combine it with a midi boho dress in white/beige and rock your walk.


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    2. Leather skirt

    Mini lengths are your weapon of choice? How about an overlapped belted skirt in this shade of green? Mix & match it with all the shirts dancing on the hangers.

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    Acne Studios skirt from remixshop.com

    3. Dress

    Instead of picking just one single piece of your outfit in pistachio colour, why not wear it from head to toe? Pick a green midi dress (yes, you got that right – we adore them), add the pair of shoes from our first suggestion (1. Heeled sandals) and have yourselves a never-ending summer!

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    4. Nail polish

    That’s the opposite case of our previous idea. Now we’re following the rule “It’s all about the details.” You can choose pale green for the main hue of your manicure or least add some pistachio glitter in this shade.shutterstock_391621336

    What are your peaceful colours for the summer?

  • Sustainable beauty innovations

    A perfect balance of beauty and sustainability is possible, these innovations will show you exactly how.

    Package-free bath products

    Amazing as it sounds – Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics are making package-free bath products. But despite the fact that some of them come without any packaging and the brand’s policy is not to use wrapping paper or plastic bags, you can still make a proper gift from the Lush shop by getting one of the reusable knot-wraps for your gift. It can later be transformed into a brand-new fashion accessory. And that’s not all – the brand is actually fully dedicated to sustainability. All of their products are 100% vegetarian, made with all-natural ingredients in order to make an amazing experience for your skin. Also when buying their products, you should know that no animals or humans were harmed in the production process of the fresh handmade cosmetics.

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    Organic makeup with a cause

    The Danish makeup artist Kjaer Weishas also made a strong commitment to sustainability, following ethical buying practices and producing 100% organic beauty products. The ingredients’ source is carefully selected – every summer Italian beekeepers cart their little beehives to the mountains on the border between France and Italy. Their bees extract the nectar from biodynamic flower fields, but also help to pollinate them in a safe, pesticide-free, environment. The beehive’s harvest then is used to make the richly-coloured and pure beeswax-based makeup. In addition, once you buy a Kjaer Weis Compact, you will never need to throw away that luxury metal designer box or pay for another one, you can just refill it with your favouritecolour for a sizable discount.


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    Shampoo bottles saving beaches

    By choosing to buy Herbal Essences, you help clean the ocean. How? 25% of the plastic used in the product bottles is made from recycled plastic waste, collected from the coastlines in Panama, Canada, and other polluted places around the world. By composting, recycling and energy recovery programs the company is also eliminating the chance that any products or waste go into landfills.

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  • 6 ideas for the festive manicure

    You are probably already thinking about the upcoming holidays, your party outfit and your festive manicure. And speaking of festive manicures, give yourself the freedom to leave behind the routine and make your nails look fun and cool.

    At this time of the year stars, sparkles and snowflakes are just a few of the possible options, so let’s see what else is out there:

    Minimalistic Christmas look

    Use the traditional green, red and white Christmas colours to create the perfect festive minimalistic nails art. Or, if you prefer, you could give it a personal touch with beige instead of white.

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    Rimmed in gold or silver

    Explore the creative freedom with lines and ideas – paint silver or golden lines over the moons of your nails to create your remarkable style.

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    Galaxy nails

    If you’re wondering how to nail the mystical cosmic look, try it with little white stars over your dark nail polish or choose a cosmic deep purple with glitter to make your nails look like a starry sky.

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    Metallic style

    The metallic look with its almost surreal and cold shine is another thing you may add to your party outfit. Experiment with the variety of colours with metallic finish.

    Glitter glow

    Isn’t it the perfect time for glitter? There are some options – you could put it on the tips of your nails, over the moons or just as lateral vertical lines.

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    Golden look

    This is a must-do manicure for those who love some golden allure in their appearance. Make your nails the perfect shiny addition to your festive outfit.

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  • The 5 most popular hair colours for winter 2018

    We finally made our peace with the fall knits and we already have to deal with winter layering and waterproof boots. Quite unpleasant, right? In order to feel happier and comfier during the winter season to come, we suggest that you choose one of the top hair colours in our list and then pay a visit to your colourist as soon as possible!

    Caramel

    Caramel ombré, caramel balayage – it’s up to you, just keep the sweet ingredient in the palette. This hue is a perfect choice for dark brunettes.

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    Sunflower blonde

    This warm yellow colour is anything but limited to those long summer days that we already miss so much. Brighten up your brown roots and feel the sun on your skin… pardon, hair.

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    Cabernet sauvignon

    No, we’re not thirsty, we are just experimenting with trends and our latest research shows that the dark and deep wine shade can be perfect for Winter 2018, especially when combined with a burgundy lipstick.

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    Chestnut

    Imagine this: warm hands, warm heart, warm feet, warm feelings… What goes on top of that? An even warmer hair colour, that’s what. Chestnut brown is an awesome choice if you want to move on to highlights in the near future.

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    Golden girl

    Speaking of highlights… how about golden ones? We’ve seen Beyoncé, Gigi Hadid and a few other real-life girlfriends wearing them and we can absolutely guarantee that you can do no wrong is you opt for that hairstyle.

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    What does your hair colour say about you?

  • The best essential oils for hair

    As we know, generic shampoos and conditioners are filled with potentially harmful chemicals. Аdd the city pollution and frequent washes of your hair to the equation and you will understand the possible reasons for your damaged, dry or oily hair. These aggressors can easily strip your hair and scalp of the natural oils, which can lead to a dry itchy scalp, frizzy or brittle hair, and hair loss.

    While searching for healthy solutions in hair care, a good start are essential oils, whether you are looking to stimulate hair growth, get rid of dandruff or get stronger hair.

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    Frizzy hair

    Frizzy hair is dry, fragile and damaged by the aggressive handling, environmental conditions and shampoos. Good solutions could be argan oil, coconut oil, lavender, geranium – they naturally condition your hair, help balance sebum (the natural oil on your scalp) production and prevent humidity absorption into the hair shaft. Try also rose, chamomile and sandalwood oils.

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    The recipe: Add 10 drops of the essential oil to 1 tablespoon of jojoba, coconut or olive oil (or another carrier oil of your choosing), mix them with 250 ml of shampoo and use every day.

    Oils for prevention of hair loss

    Many studies have shown that essential oils are also very effective in cases of hair loss. For lasting results use rosemary, peppermint, lavender, cedarwood and clary sage essential oils for six months.

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    The recipe: add 10 drops of rosemary and 5 drops of peppermint (or same proportion oils of your choice) to 250 ml shampoo or conditioner and shake to mix them well.

    Essential oils for hair growth

    Essential oils are also very helpful when it comes to hair growth: they stimulate your hair to grow thicker, shinier and faster. Use oils like lavender, horsetail plant oil, peppermint, rosemary, cedarwood, lemongrass and tea tree to grow your good looking hair faster.

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    The recipe: Add some drops of the essential oil to your shampoo, mix them and use every day.

    Oily hair

    If you are challenged by an oily hair, the first thing you can do about it is to try shampooing less often. But one of these oils also could help you make it less oily: lemon, clary sage, peppermint, geranium, juniper. The oils manage oily hair by balancing sebum production on your scalp.

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    The recipe: 1 tablespoon bentonite clay + 20 drops of essential oil mixed into your favourite shampoo.

    Get rid of dandruff

    Essential oils like tea tree, rosemary, lemongrass and peppermint are especially helpful for fighting dandruff.

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    The recipe: Mix 20 drops of the essential oil with your shampoo or conditioner. You could also try an overnight hair mask with tea tree and peppermint essential oils.

  • Beautiful hair during the winter

    Let’s face it: nothing ruins a splendid outfit like a bad hair day does. And even though spring storms, summer breeze and autumn rain are not a piece of cake, winter can be really tricky with all those scarves and layers that your hair must survive before facing the negative temperatures.

    Here are few easy tips that will help you (and you hair) in the difficult weeks to come.

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    Take it easy with the fabrics

    The rule is simple: polyester fabrics tend to create more static electricity than wool, cotton, silk and other natural fibers. So keep that in mind when you buy your next winter scarf. In case you fall in love with a synthetic piece, you can glide a metal hanger over it to remove static electricity.

    Less hot, more water

    Hot water dehydrates your skin and your hair. So use warm, not hot water, otherwise your scalp will be dry and your hair – prone to breakage. Rinse all hair products with even cooler water.

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    Special condition(er)s

    Hair conditioners or treatments with oil extracts will prevent the damage of your hair and heal damaged follicles. Voila – shiny hairstyle, no tangling.

    Blow-dry

    Not only do you risk getting a cold, but you also risk getting drier hair if you skip blow-drying before you leave the house. The physico-chemical explanation is that when the moisture from your hair combines with the cold air, the result is more brittle hair. Washing your hair too often is also a bad decision, so stay away from it.

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    Add styling foam to the menu

    Static electricity usually appears if your hair is thick. One way to avoid it is to add a little styling foam (a.k.a. styling mousse). According to the top coiffeurs, when it comes to styling foam, less is more, so a pea-size blob will do.

    Wear a hat

    Yes, it does some damage to your fringe, but it will also keep your hair away from all the snow, rain, wind and reindeers 🙂

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    Bonus tip: don’t forget about the usual trimming, regardless of the season! Brittle hair wastes both time and energy, plus it looks bad.

  • Best nail polishes for Summer 2017

    It is time to pack your cosmetic bag for the beach, isn’t it? Let’s have a look at the different shades of nail polish that you should make sure to have for your stylish summer getaway.

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    Classic red

    When in doubt, wear red.
    That quote originally belongs to Bill Blass (remember Bill Blass, the American fashion designer?), but it is just as logical now as it used to be back in the days. So once again: when in doubt, paint your nails in red! All shades of red are accepted, but if you want to jazz it up, go for bright orange – it’s cheerful, yet different.

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    Summer blue

    Seriously, do we need to explain that one? It is the colour of the sky, the colour of the waves, the colour of most of the pictures in your Facebook news feed. Dare to experiment with the shades – maybe pick a pale one and mix it with glitter, or opt for some ocean depth and go for dark blue.

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    Girly pink

    Pink is cute, pink is girly, every fashion gal loves it and therefore it’s a must-have for your summer cosmetic bag. As you already know, glitter is having its moment (again, as it did back in the 90s), so feel free to add a lustrous touch to your pinky nail polish.

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    Fresh chartreuse

    In case you are wondering, that is the yellow, slash, green colour that reminds you of fields of fresh grass. There are two things that you probably don’t know about that hue:
    Number 1, it is named after the popular French liqueur Chartreuse (made since 1737).
    Number 2, it will look perfect on your nails during the summer. Give it a try!

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