5 Foolproof Strategies To Win The War Against PCOS: PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome) is an endocrine disorder. It causes hormonal imbalance, cysts in the ovaries and can lead to a lot of severe conditions, such as obesity, insulin resistance or Type II diabetes. It can also cause depression, mood swings, infertility, hypothyroidism and excessive, male-type hair-growth and adult acne and it also makes patients more prone to cardiovascular diseases and cancer. In the U.S., this disease affects 10% of women of reproductive age. While there is no cure for PCOS, it must be treated and living with it requires a certain lifestyle. Good news, though, that living a healthy life can improve PCOS symptoms. But what do actually need to live a quality life despite having such a complex and severe condition?
PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome) is an endocrine disorder. It causes hormonal imbalance, cysts in the ovaries and can lead to a lot of severe conditions, such as obesity, insulin resistance or Type II diabetes....
Superheroes From Marvel Movies Side By Side With Their Comic Counterparts
1. Tony Stark - Ironman 2. Frank Castle - Punisher 3. Stephen Vincent Strange – Dr. Strange 4. Scott Lang – Ant Man 5. Gamora Zen Whoberi Ben 6. Peter Quill – Star-Lord 7. Maria Hill 8. The Vision 9. Pietro Django...
25 People That Really Know How To Blend In
1. Invisible Feet 2. She Is One With Train 3. The Most Popular Guy In Portland Airport 4. He Is Not Content 5. As Gracious As Floor 6. She Was Able To Nail Both Colors 7. Probably Designed By...
10 Ways To Keep Your Sanity During A Weight Loss Journey: We all should be doing what we can to change your life. You should be using this time each and every day to be a better version of yourself. In order to do that so that you don’t have to restart at the beginning of a New Year is to look at your weight loss journey as a whole. A journey has its ups and downs no matter what you are looking to accomplish. It could be a journey to love you more. It could be a journey to find the new love you deserve. With a weight loss journey do not be deceived to think that you will just do a few things and the weight is going to pour off of you. Sometimes it will, sometimes it will go up, and other times there could be no change that takes place. Be gentle with yourself as you continue. One of the biggest things to change while you are completing your weight loss journey is your mindset. You can drop the weight on the scale but not the weight in your mind. You may still see yourself as overweight because you haven’t taken the time to love on your body at each stage you are in. Let’s give you a few tools to help your mindset as you progress.
We all should be doing what we can to change your life. You should be using this time each and every day to be a better version of yourself. In order to do that...
45 Amazing Cosplayers From Emerald City Comic Con 2018: The first comic con was held in a basement in 1970 but a lot has changed since then. Just like every year, March of 2018 brought all of the comic & pop culture fans around the world together at Emerald City Comic Con. Apart from buying t-shirts of your favorite superhero, Emerald City Comic also bring fans together with surprise guests (usually from TV shows), holds a contest to determine the best cosplayers and arrange panels. Comic cons are usually great opportunities to meet fellow fans, connect with people who share the same interest. But of course the real reason behind all of this is cosplayers. People do their best to be a duplicate of their favorite characters and thanks to these activities, people get to wear the costume of their superhero without being weirded out. In case you’ve missed Emerald City Comic Con 2018, we’ve gathered the most of the good stuff to show you what you’ve missed.
The very first Comic-Con was held in a basement in 1970 but a lot has changed since then. Now these are huge organizations with thousands of attendees every year. Just like every year, March of...
Artist Creates Amazing Fan Arts From Movies & TV Shows: Artist from Japan creates illustrations from various movies and TV shows – but mostly from cartoons. Artist’s name is unknown but his nickname is “Gashi Gashi” where he share his arts through his social media accounts and Deviantart page
Artist from Japan creates illustrations from various movies and TV shows – but mostly from cartoons. Artist’s name is unknown but his nickname is “Gashi Gashi” where he share his arts through his social...
Minecraft Players Has Been Creating Lord Of The Rings Universe Since 2010: “The Lord Of The Rings” has always been one of those movies that one cannot forget after watching it. Unique story-line, distinguished characters, and appealing places – everything about this trilogy is magical.
“The Lord Of The Rings” has always been one of those movies that one cannot forget after watching it. Unique story-line, distinguished characters, and appealing places – everything about this trilogy is magical. While some...
20 Funny Mid-Performance Faces Of Olympic Figure Skaters: Ice skating seems fun – you just let yourself slide on a surface with almost no friction. But what about figure skating? Thanks to high-definition camera technology, high-precision laser-cut lenses allow us to see more than just the way skaters move on ice – their faces. Skating on ice is actually child’s play but describing “figure skating” as “skating on ice” is just an understatement. High speeds, dangerous moves and succeeding all of these with a partner results in these hilarious faces.
Ice skating seems fun – you just let yourself slide on a surface with almost no friction. But what about figure skating? Thanks to high-definition camera technology, high-precision laser-cut lenses allow us to see more...
7 Super Easy Recipes To Make Your Valentine's Day Extra Tasty
1. Creamy Pepper Sauce For A Scotch Fillet Steak 2. Stuffed Roast Leg Of Lamb 3. Loaded Hasselback Potatoes 4. Boneless Chicken Roast With Apricot & Herb Stuffing 5. Low And Slow Beef Short Ribs 6. Perfect Potato Bake 7....
5 Things No One Tells You About Surviving Your Twenties: You are trying to figure yourself out whilst watching everyone around you seem to know what they are doing and how they are going to do it. One of your school friends has 3 kids and already celebrating married life, then on the other side of life your other friend still can’t tie their own shoelaces. Whilst watching them seem to figure out their life so easily, you’ll sit there and wonder why you don’t have a clue how to progress in this so-called life. Before you know it 3 years have passed, you’re in the same dead-end job and you can’t wait to drown your sorrows on the weekends. Maybe this is just me? But I bet deep down half of you reading this can relate.
1. You Will Compare Yourself To All Your Friends, Family And Possibly Every Single Person You Have Ever Met. You are trying to figure yourself out whilst watching everyone around you seem to know what...
Top 10 Affordable Places To Eat Out For North East Students: Finding somewhere to eat as a student can be difficult. You have to constantly live on a budget, especially when living away from home but it is important to treat yourself now and then. Eating out with friends or as part of date night is a nice treat to have, maybe once a month. Read on to find out 10 great places for students to eat in the North East of England.
Finding somewhere to eat as a student can be difficult. You have to constantly live on a budget, especially when living away from home but it is important to treat yourself now and then....
Artist Creates Unique Character Arts From Game Of Thrones: Ramón Nuñez is a Venezuelan graphic designer who have been working as an illustrator since 2013. He started his career as visual developer for clothing brands then go freelance after a while.
Ramón Nuñez is a Venezuelan graphic designer who have been working as an illustrator since 2013. He started his career as visual developer for clothing brands then go freelance after a while. Most of his...
7 Foolproof Ways To Gain Self Confidence On Your Own: I know many people that suffer with low self-confidence, including myself. And when a person feels that way, it can really mess up your life. When it comes to relationships, you constantly need reassuring that this guy/girl likes you because you're always wondering why they're with you. On a night out with friends, you might feel slightly down in the dumps when it comes to dolling up because compared to your friends, you're a solid 6 while they're sliding in to double figures. This is me to a T and you know what? It's time to stop. Here's some top tips I've told myself recently that I'm going to live by that I think would do you the world of good too if you feel the same way.
I know many people that suffer with low self-confidence, including myself. And when a person feels that way, it can really mess up your life. When it comes to relationships, you constantly need reassuring...
22 Photos From 2017 That Tell A Story
1. Queen Elizabeth is feeding Donna, a 7-year-old Asian elephant, with bananas along with Prince Philip at the opening of the new Centre for Elephant Care at UK’s biggest zoo, ZSL Whipsnade. 2. Alexei Navalny,...
How To Turn Your Pessimism Into Happiness With 10 Easy Steps: Most people would probably agree that being nice to others is not only extremely important, but should be one of our top priorities in life. However, I wonder how many people actually make a conscious and continuous effort to encourage and spread joy to others. I know I often completely forget to! I imagine that many of the reasons we avoid the task is because we feel it will take too much time out of our already busy lives, or use some of the energy that we are preserving for the million and one things that we need to do that day. In this post, I am going to provide a few ideas of ways you can be nice to people and spread some happiness, without taking up much of your precious time and energy, in the hope that if we all make the decision to carry out some of these, we can help inject a little bit of joy into people’s lives, which can make more of a difference than you would ever think! 1. Smile It is amazing how much difference such a tiny gesture can make to someone’s day. It is such an easy task, yet really could cheer someone up or be exactly what someone was needing at that time. 2. Show Interest If you’re in a situation where you’re going to be spending more than a few seconds with someone (such as paying at a till or standing in a queue with someone) why not ask them how their day is going? It is such a small thing, but often just the knowledge that someone cares can be enough to completely change the mindset or mood of another person. 3. Offer Help This is similar to the last point, but if you see someone struggling, in whatever way, it really will not take much of your time to assist them a little bit. If it turns out the task they are struggling with requires more time or ability than you can offer, do what you can and I’m sure they will be grateful. 4. Speaking/Acting With Respect This is another super easy one, which I’m sure a lot of us do without thinking about it anyway, but often all it takes is to simply show respect to someone. Just small things like saying ‘please’ and ‘thank you’, or saying ‘excuse me’ etc. can really make a difference. It’s often considered basic manners, but I think that when someone treats you with complete respect it can be really encouraging. 5. Interactions On Social Media A really easy way to spread joy is to interact with people on social media platforms. It can be as easy as liking/retweeting someone’s tweet or commenting on someone’s instagram and blog. Again, it’s often just their knowledge that someone is thinking of them and appreciating what they are doing that can really make someone’s day. 6. Compliments It makes me feel a little guilty when I think about how little I actually make the effort to compliment someone, especially face-to-face. It’s a bit ridiculous the amount of times a day I’ll think about how much I like someone’s outfit, or love their makeup, or think that they seem really nice, but just never actually tell what I’m thinking. I know that when someone has complimented me on something it has always completely improved my mood and made me feel so much better about myself, so I’m sure it would have the same effect on others too! 7. Encouragement If you see someone attempting to do something, or struggling with something, it really does not take much time to just say a couple of words of encouragement, and this could really lift their spirits and give them the motivation and boost that they need. 8. Keep Negative Opinions To Yourself I think that when we see something we don’t like or don’t agree with, it can be so easy to start talking about your opinions, whether it be to the person you disagree with, or to others behind the persons’ back. However, these kinds of comments can really hurt someone’s feeling and knock their confidence, so I think one thing it can be really good to do is to just leave it. Unless what they are doing is hurting others or is being offensive, it’s often much nicer to just not say anything. I did a post on my blog about Gossiping (https://judanna.co.uk/gossiping-wheres-the-line) if you would like to read more about the topic! 9. Listen If someone has an issue or something they are worrying about, sometimes the nicest thing you can do is just be there for them and listen. It will not take much of your time and effort but will really benefit them. 10. Support I think a really simple way to show people your appreciation for them, or the work they do, is to support whatever they are doing. Whether this be encouraging them, interacting with their work, or financially supporting them (if you are in a situation which allows you to do so), supporting others is such a good way of spreading some happiness. These are a few ideas I have come up with, but if you have any more feel free to comment them down below so other people can see them. You will probably have noticed some key themes throughout these points! Basically, show people you respect, support and care for them, and it can make the world a happier place. Don’t forget that when people receive kindness, often their immediate reaction will be to spread the joy to someone else, so although your actions may seem small and slightly insignificant, they could make a much bigger impact than you could ever think. I really hope this post will have encouraged you to spread a little bit of joy into someone’s life whenever you can. We live in a world where there is so much hurt and suffering, but sometimes small acts of kindness can make a huge difference.
Most people would probably agree that being nice to others is not only extremely important, but should be one of our top priorities in life. However, I wonder how many people actually make a...
Urban Decay’s Naked Heat Palette A Hot Addition to the Naked Collection: One of the most anticipated and popular makeup releases of 2017 was the new Naked palette by Urban Decay, called Heat. The Naked range has been a huge success for Urban Decay so it was natural that the introduction of a new palette would be exciting. However, when the palette was finally released it took me a while to decide whether I wanted it as I thought I may already have similar colours in other palettes. So, I waited for people to review and swatch the palette and then eventually decided it was worth adding to my collection.
One of the most anticipated and popular makeup releases of 2017 was the new Naked palette by Urban Decay, called Heat. The Naked range has been a huge success for Urban Decay so it...
10 Recommendations For A Good Life That Every Women Should Know: 1. You Actually Need More Calcium Than You Thought You Would The amount of calcium is important because women are more likely to get osteoporosis than men. So, it is very important to take calcium to support healthy bones .When we think about calcium, cheese and milk come first to our minds but we shouldn't forget green leafy vegetables and oily seeds. Make sure that you get enough milk and dairy products. 2. Your Daily Iron Intake Affects The Rest Of Your Life Especially girls at puberty; pregnant, breastfeeding and menopausal women are at risk of iron deficiency. Eating fat-free red meat, dark chicken meat, green and red lentil, raisin, almond and iron-supplemented grains is essential for women in all age groups. 3. Cut Down On Caffeine Coffee is good for your health as a source of anti-oxidants but if you drink too much, it increases calcium-loss. Try to limit your alcohol and caffeine consumption by drinking less than 3 cups of coffee a day. 4. Don’t You Dare Skipping Breakfast Sometimes we skip breakfast, the most important meal of the day, because of the rush. How your day begins determines the rest of your day. Having breakfast in the morning regularly makes you both happier, more energetic and help you get your weight under control easily. Studies show that people who eat breakfast are slimmer than ones who skip breakfast. 5. Choose Your Snacks Wisely One of the things you expect from snack is to make you feel full till the next meal however, the purpose of eating snacks is to limit your calorie intake but that’s not happening if you keep eating high-fat and sugar snacks. Not all fat and sugar are bad for you though – such as dry fruits, almonds and nuts. If you can’t stop your sugar craving, treat yourself with milk desserts, ice-cream and dark chocolate once or twice a week. 6. Prefer Complex Carbohydrates Over Simple Sugars This might seems a redundant detail but think about improving the quality of your life just by eating some alternative foods. Full wheat, pasta, brown rice, oat flour, whole grain bread and fruit contain complex carbohydrates. Complex carbohydrates, unlike simple sugars, provide you with feeling of fullness for a longer time by balancing your blood sugar thanks to their fiber. 7. Never Underestimate Magnesium And Vitamin D If we have to list three most important things for muscle health, they would be calcium, magnesium and Vitamin D. Oily seeds, legumes and green leafy vegetables are rich sources of magnesium. I think I don’t need to remind you the source of Vitamin D – which is literally can be taken just by going out in sunny days. However, the amount of Vitamin D you get from sun might not be enough – in some cases. Get your Vitamin D levels checked, if there’s a deficiency take some supplements after consulting a doctor. 8. Not All Fats Are Bad Many people think fat is unhealthy, however, it is an important part of a healthy diet. Olive and olive oil, nut, almond, fish, sea food and avocado oil are some of the healthy oils. Be sure to include some of them in reasonable amounts in your diet. 9. Sleeping Is As Important As Arianna Huffington Thinks It Is The world greatest blog wouldn’t open a category just for sleep, if it isn’t that important, right? When we couldn’t get enough sleep, some hormonal changes happen in our bodies. Studies show that people who sleep less than 6-8 hours a day have difficulty controlling their hunger feelings – so, sleep regularly. 10. Take Care What You Drink If you have a weight problem, you can start by blaming things you drink. Some drinks can be evil – in terms of calories, although they seem very innocent. For instance, tea and coffee are very innocent – they have no calories as long as you don’t add sugar but coffee with sugar and cream may go up to 500 calories. Think about losing weight just by adding less sugar or no sugar to your drinks.
1. You Actually Need More Calcium Than You Thought You Would The amount of calcium is important because women are more likely to get osteoporosis than men. So, it is very important to take calcium...
My Mixed Bag Beauty Haul A Little Of Everything: If you keep up to date with my posts, you may have guessed that I spend a lot of time shopping and buying new and interesting beauty products to test. Over the course of 2017 I have accumulated some amazing makeup, skincare and beauty accessories, way more than I ever did before I became a beauty blogger and makeup artist. I have also discovered brands I was completely unaware of or had never tried previously and learnt more about brands I love. Kiss Gel Fantasy Nails Urban Decay Razor Sharp Liquid Eyeliners Bobbi Brown Nude Finish Illuminating Powder Bobbi Brown Skin Smoothing Pore Perfector Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Serum Concealer Benefit Hello Flawless Powder Cover Up Bobbi Brown Art Stick Liquid Lipstick Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator Real Techniques Miracle Cleansing Sponge
If you keep up to date with my posts, you may have guessed that I spend a lot of time shopping and buying new and interesting beauty products to test. Over the course of...
My Autumn Beauty Day Catching Up With Favourite Brands [Part 2]: Selfridges is one of my favourite places to visit. The Birmingham branch is very good and they also host beauty events which I always attend, but the London branch is makeup heaven!!! Selfridges stocks some great brands and they also have regular exclusives which I love to keep track of! On my beauty day, I wandered round most of the concessions to see what new and exciting products had been unveiled.
If you haven't seen the first part, please read it here. Beauty Day Part 2 - Selfridges Selfridges is one of my favourite places to visit. The Birmingham branch is very good and they also host...
This Is How You Put An End To Stuffy NoseThis Is How You Put An End To Stuffy Nose: Breathing means life but if you have stuffy nose, it may turn your life into torture. As the temperature decreases, stuffy nose and problems coming along with it increases. In order to protect yourself, you should take some precautionary measures and listen to these useful information I’m about to tell you. Is It Bad To Breathe Through Your Mouth? Congested nose is quite common but it affects the quality of your life. Even though our bodies are programmed to breathe through nose, when our noses are congested, our bodies try to balance this situation by letting us breathe through mouth, which is not a recommended way of breathing. Stuffy nose can be a result of anatomic problems in the nose or inflammations that cause swelling in nose tissues. 5 Common Causes For Stuffy Nose Nasal septum divides your nasal cavity in half - front section of it is cartilage and the rest is bone tissue. Misalignment in nose cartilage is very likely, however, misalignment may not cause stuffy nose in all cases. Both section of nose have a structure called concha, which warms up humidifies air we breathe. These structures can overgrow not only due to misalignment in nose cartilage but also some minor causes like climate change or allergy. Some polyps may develop during sinus infection and cause stuffy nose. Adenoids usually shrink during puberty and completely disappear during adulthood but in some cases, it causes stuffy nose if it overgrows and stop shrinking. Rarely, tumors in nose or sinuses can also be the cause of stuffy nose. Things You Need To Do To Get Rid Of Stuffy Nose Stay away from allergens Rinse your nose & sinuses with saltwater Humidify your home & working environment Clean your nose before you go to sleep Drink plenty of water Stay away from cigarette and smokers Use medication & spray after consulting your doctor
Breathing means life but if you have stuffy nose, it may turn your life into torture. As the temperature decreases, stuffy nose and problems coming along with it increases. In order to protect yourself,...
Here Is Your Annual Reminder Of Mandarin Orange’s Health Benefits: Due to coming winter, we all started to hear more about oranges and other citrus fruits. They are all good for health but what exactly they do to us and why they are so important? Even though the first thing that comes to our mind when we heard abourt mandarin oranges might be their vitamin C content, there are a lot more other benefits and secrets about mandarin oranges than meet the eye.
Due to coming winter, we all started to hear more about oranges and other citrus fruits. They are all good for health but what exactly they do to us and why are they so...
My Autumn Beauty Day Catching Up With Favourite Brands [Part 1]: There’s nothing I like more than to spend time strolling around Birmingham City Centre on a bright sunny Autumn day! Autumn is my favourite season of the year, followed closely by Christmas and there are always lots of great beauty trends and releases to keep up with. Recently, I spent a day wandering round the department stores to see what brands had newly released and whether any new brands had arrived in Birmingham. There was a lot to check out, so I thought I’d share my day with all of you in 2 parts! Read on for part 1 of my beauty day!
There’s nothing I like more than to spend time strolling around Birmingham City Centre on a bright sunny Autumn day! Autumn is my favourite season of the year, followed closely by Christmas and there...
8 Exercises To Improve Your Posture And Relieve Your Back & Spine
Back pain is a chronic disease of our century due to desk jobs but yoga is the first thing you can try at home to solve this kind of problem. There are many yoga...
Luxury Makeup Brands A Selection Of My Favourite Products - 2017 has been a year of discovery for me when it comes to skincare and makeup! I have tried, tested and researched lots of great brands and highly recommended products. Up until this year, there were many brands I had not even heard of! In this post, I'm going to focus on some of those brands and a few amazing products I have discovered.
2017 has been a year of discovery for me when it comes to skincare and makeup! I have tried, tested and researched lots of great brands and highly recommended products. Up until this year,...
The Subculture Palette by ABH – Why All The Controversy: This year has been a great one for the beauty industry! There have been some amazing new releases and collections and as a beauty blogger I have tried to keep up and buy as many of the new products as possible! One of the biggest and most anticipated releases was the Anastasia Beverley Hills Subculture palette. After the Modern Renaissance palette, which is now considered a cult beauty item, it was only natural that people would be excited about the ‘sister’ palette! When the palette design and colour selection was leaked early, the reaction was very divided – many people loved the unusual mix of colours while others couldn’t see how they could ever use them. Personally, I immediately loved the selection and couldn’t wait for the palette to come out!
This year has been a great one for the beauty industry! There have been some amazing new releases and collections and as a beauty blogger I have tried to keep up and buy as...
Summer’s Gone But Not Forgotten - My Summer Bronze Haul: It’s officially Autumn! As much as I love the heat and sunshine of Summer, Autumn and Winter are my favourite times of year! I love my winter woollies, crunching leaves, autumn colours and comfort food! The change in season also heralds a change in makeup and skincare – see the guest post by Brigitte Evans for advice on the latter! Whilst I am enjoying creating makeup looks to reflect autumn colours and themes, I have loved my Summer makeup looks and being bronzed and glowy! So, before Summer leaves our minds completely for another year, I wanted to share one of my favourite makeup hauls from the Summer months!
It’s officially Autumn! As much as I love the heat and sunshine of Summer, Autumn and Winter are my favourite times of year! I love my winter woollies, crunching leaves, autumn colours and comfort...
Luxurious Beauty – Must have products Highlighters and Oils - Greenide
As a beauty obsessive, there are some products that I cannot be without. Highlighters and oils are two of them! For many years, I never used either of them – now I can’t imagine...
Brand Focus The Beauty That Is Tarte Cosmetics: Tarte was founded by Maureen Kelly from her bedroom in 1999! She created the brand out of a frustration with the beauty industry and the number of brands that still used chemicals, parabens and other unhealthy ingredients. She also wanted her makeup to be visually pleasing but felt there was nothing that ticked this box either. And so, Tarte was born! Today tarte is a leader in healthy, eco-friendly beauty, offering cruelty-free cosmetics containing super fruit and plant extracts, vitamins, minerals, essential oils and other naturally-derived ingredients. All the products are formulated without parabens, mineral oil, phthalates, sodium lauryl sulfate, triclosan, synthetic fragrances and gluten, just to name a few. To make the brand even more discerning, it has super long staying power and covers budge proof, waterproof, sweatproof and SPF formulas. Not only that, but the packaging is designed to be beautiful and environmentally friendly! The brand supports cooperatives in the Rainforest and develops sustainable components that can often be re-used to help reduce environmental waste. Equally important is that the brand is cruelty free and offers Vegan products.
If you’re as obsessed with makeup as I am, you are bound to have heard of Tarte Cosmetics! In all honesty, I had not heard about the brand until the last couple of years...
Artist Creates Amazing Sculptures By Carving Books: Guy Laramée is an artist whom works include stage writing, directing, composing, singing, painting and writing. However, I think the most amazing art he’s done is probably books. I am not talking about the books he’s written, I am talking about the books he’s carved. If you ever watched book carving videos from YouTube, you’d know that book carving requires a lot of skill and it is quite messy. This guy (see what I did there?) on the other hand has mastered it and almost all of his works look like they came out of Lord of the Rings movie. You have to see every detail of his art to appreciate these masterpieces and luckily I got my hands on close-up photos of his works.
Guy Laramée is an artist whom works include stage writing, directing, composing, singing, painting and writing. However, I think the most amazing art he’s done is probably books. I am not talking about the...
Juvia’s Place Magic Palette – It Truly Is Magical: 2017 has so far been a great year for makeup! From amazing lipsticks and highlighters to gorgeous eye products, there has been an endless line of new things to try and I have spent a small fortune keeping up! I’ve particularly loved collecting new eyeshadow palettes of which there have been many! As a part time makeup artist eye makeup is one of my favourite areas to develop and improve so having a vast collection of eye makeup is high priority! One of the most anticipated eye palette releases this year was the Juvia’s Place Magic Palette! I already have the Nubian Palette 2 which I fell in love with immediately so when I found about this palette I knew it would be a winner and one I had to have in my repertoire! If you have never heard of Juvia’s Place, it is a cosmetics brand which was created in 2014 by Chichi Eburu, a Nigerian born wife and mother of two. She wanted to create a brand that was truly representative of her culture and took her inspiration from Queen Nefertiti, whose image is used on all the packaging. Juvia’s Place was initially known for great makeup brushes but now the name is synonymous with amazingly colourful and highly pigmented eye shadows! The brand is against animal testing and almost everything created is vegan.
2017 has so far been a great year for makeup! From amazing lipsticks and highlighters to gorgeous eye products, there has been an endless line of new things to try and I have spent...
Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics – How Lush Are They: As a beauty blogger, I try to test as many products and brands as possible. I like to keep up with trends, new releases and innovations so that I can keep all my readers up to date! So far in 2017, I have spent a lot of time testing skincare brands, partly because as I age I am more conscious of how important my skincare routine is and what I use on my skin but also because there are so many wonderful products to try now! There is something for every skin type, every age bracket and every budget so there is no excuse not to look after your skin! One of the brands I always knew of but had never really tried was Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics. Lush has been around for many years in different guises, and was started by Mark Constantine and Liz Weir in the 1970s in Poole, England. In the 1980s they joined forces with The Body Shop and worked with the brand for over a decade before The Body Shop decided to buy their formulas. As a result of the purchase, Mark and Liz were unable to open a new store of their own for 5 years and so they created an online mail order service called Cosmetics To Go. This was also successful and eventually bought by someone in Poole who took the formulas and the name. Along with the new owners of Cosmetics To Go, Mark and Liz then created Lush in 1995 and in 1996 the first international Lush store was opened in Vancouver, Canada. Since then, the brand has expanded across North America, has created a charity program called Charity Pot and an annual Lush Prize, which is awarded to individuals working in the field of cruelty-free scientific research, awareness-raising and lobbying to help bring an end to animal testing.
As a beauty blogger, I try to test as many products and brands as possible. I like to keep up with trends, new releases and innovations so that I can keep all my readers...
Google's Pixel Is Really Pushing The Limits: Google has just obtained a new patent for its future “Pixel” devices. This particular patent by Google is preparing to start a new era for the smart phone market! Many new changes are expected to create sensation.
Google has just obtained a new patent for its future “Pixel” devices. This particular patent by Google is preparing to start a new era for the smart phone market! Many new changes are expected...
Impulse Buying Should You Really Get That: We’ve all done it, bought something that we didn’t really need in a moment of weakness. While it may have been a small purchase, like a candy bar at the checkout counter, repeated impulse buys will add up. When I turned 18 I got my first credit card to start building my credit. Unfortunately I got carried away and started buying things that I did not really need in the heat of the moment. By the time I had turned 19 I realized that the amount of debt that I had accrued even though it was not an obnoxious amount was, for lack of a better word, stupid. Most of the stuff that I had purchased was either gone or I had never even used or worn it and now I owed this money that I didn’t really want to pay back. I felt like an idiot for not being more careful about what I bought. At that moment I vowed that I would never be the person who drowns in debt because I just had to have it. Thankfully, for me it was easy to snap myself back to reality but it may not be so easy for others. The reason behind the impulse may come from various sources. For instance, the pressure of wanting to keep up with peers or using shopping to help you feel better are just a couple reasons that might lead to a thoughtless purchase. Advertisers and stores are also very good at marketing a product or presenting an item in such a positive light that you just can’t resist. Truthfully in most cases an impulse buy will not hurt your pocket too badly. On the other hand if you consistently repeat this behavior it could negatively impact your finances and your future.
We’ve all done it, bought something that we didn’t really need in a moment of weakness. While it may have been a small purchase, like a candy bar at the checkout counter, repeated impulse...
Elon Musk Is Excavating Under LA: One of Elon Musk’s companies, “The Boring Company” has officially started operating. A few days ago, Elon Musk has announced that they have started to dig under the soil of Los Angeles via an excavator on Twitter.
One of Elon Musk’s companies, “The Boring Company” has officially started operating. A few days ago, Elon Musk has announced that they have started to dig under the soil of Los Angeles via an...
Samsung Is Opening A $380M Factory In The US: South Korean tech-giant Samsun has just announced plans for opening a factory worth $380M in the US. In the announcement by Samsung, it is reported that the factory will open in 2020 and be located in South Carolina to potentially employ nearly a thousand people in the area. In the factory, mostly household appliances will be produced for the US market. As far as the selection of factory’s location is considered, South Carolina was declared to have been seen as a solid supply chain and distribution center by the company. Having shared his thoughts, Samsung Electronics CEO B.K. Yoon underlined that the US market is “the fastest growing, most important market” for the company. In the report stating that Samsung has already employed over 800 people by its call center in South Carolina, it is also mentioned that Samsung has invested over $10B in the country.
South Korean tech-giant Samsung has just announced plans for opening a factory worth $380M in the US. In the announcement by Samsung, it is reported that the factory will open in 2020 and be...
Seasonal Shopping Guide Know When to Buy What: When it comes to shopping I never like to pay full price. Why pay full price when the item will eventually be on sale? In fact, there is always a trusty sale right around the corner from holiday sales to end of season sales you’re covered. But did you know that there are key times during the year to buy certain kinds of clothing, accessories, and shoes? Knowing when to buy what will ensure that you get the best deal on that item you’ve been waiting to buy.
When it comes to shopping I never like to pay full price. Why pay full price when the item will eventually be on sale? In fact, there is always a trusty sale right around...
World’s First Dual-Nozzle 3D Printing Pen Is Here: For prototype making and quick building of certain designs, 3D printing definitely offers many advantages. Developers have come up with idea for instant 3D printing to enable certain process to be faster. A special pen named Duo, the first ever two-sided printer pen, have several legitimate supporters through Kickstarter.
For prototype making and quick building of certain designs, 3D printing definitely offers many advantages. Developers have come up with idea for instant 3D printing to enable certain process to be faster. A special...
Tesla Might Start Its Own Music Streaming Service: Tesla may produce electric cars and solar panels, though you still may not come up with an idea of a potential rivalry with Spotify in the future. However, change is upon us (maybe)! Tesla started working on its own online music broadcasting/streaming services according to the news on Recode, also claiming that the work Tesla aims to develop will be similar to Pandora, exclusive for cars. Reports suggest that Tesla may provide this service for free to those who own Tesla cars. Even though there are no major details yet, it is a known phenomenon that Tesla puts heavy emphasis on in-car comfort and states that listening to music while driving is a freedom. Other than the reports, supporting such claims, people seem to remember that Tesla CEO Elon Musk talked about music services at the beginning of June. Claiming it is hard to find high quality music playlists and matching algorithms, Musk said he wanted to combine the high level audio systems in Tesla cars and a successful online music service. At first, it may sound a bit hilarious for Tesla to compete against two giants of the online music industry: Spotify and Apple Music! Because it is hard to actually understand the reason why one would like to deal with music records and servers, instead of reshaping the transportation and automotive industry. On the other hand, it is just today’s problem. In the near future, automobiles are expected to change in major levels and as a result, Tesla has a prediction about in-car comfort services will become an independent industry itself. Online music streaming services providing video and other media materials, not only music, is considered a promising sign for this industry to grow and develop a lot further the future. Having an on-going competition with Apple, Tesla’s intention might be not to leave anything untouched against its rivals. Tesla has a deal with Spotify regarding the automobiles they sell out of the US. For now, it may seem like a threatening move for Tesla to launch its own music services instead of making and renewing deals all around the globe with Spotify, Apple Music or Tidal, everything can change in the near future. Till then, we will see whether or not these claims will be approved by Tesla.
Tesla may produce electric cars and solar panels, though you still may not come up with an idea of a potential rivalry with Spotify in the future. However, change is upon us (maybe)! Tesla...
How Much Love Does ‘The Too Faced Natural Love Palette’ Deserve: As a beauty blogger and a makeup artist, I am obsessed with palettes! Whether they are lip palettes, eye palettes or blusher palettes, I collect them all. They are so useful when doing makeup on different people with varying skin tones, eye colours and face shapes, they are often cost effective and space saving in a makeup kit. Over the years I have amassed a vast collection of different palettes from different brands and I am always on the lookout for new releases, particularly in eyeshadows as eye makeup is always my focus, both on myself and for my clients. One such palette that was recently released is the Too Faced Natural Love palette. Too Faced is well known for its high-quality cruelty free makeup. It is a very popular brand, created by Jerrod Blandino and Jeremy Johnson in the 90s to bring some life and colour back into the cosmetics industry and since then the company has created some truly gorgeous fun and feminine makeup, including some lovely eyeshadow palettes. Their eyeshadows are generally very pigmented and available in a number of colours and textures so when they released news of the Natural Love palette there was huge excitement. Before long people in other parts of the world were posting pictures of it and swatches of the shadows. After a lot of researching, I decided I was going to buy it and within a few weeks of its release it was in my possession!
As a beauty blogger and a makeup artist, I am obsessed with palettes! Whether they are lip palettes, eye palettes or blusher palettes, I collect them all. They are so useful when doing makeup...
Amazon Is Going To Build Drone Towers: Amazon has just obtained a patent that made them able to use drone delivery. According to this patent, which can shape the storage concept in the world today, products will be delivered via drones, out of towers.
Amazon has just obtained a patent that made them able to use drone delivery. According to this patent, which can shape the storage concept in the world today, products will be delivered via drones,...
My Top 4 Soundtracks And How They Influence My Mood: I don’t know about anyone else but music has played an integral part in every life-changing sad moment that I’ve had and even some happy ones. In fact, researchers have always examined the effects that music may have on our moods and some even believe that it could be therapeutic. For instance, a study published in the Journal Of Consumer Research found that individuals experiencing sadness tend to prefer sad music. It seems that sad music offers listeners some sort of comfort, almost like an empathetic friend. Similarly, cheerful music can affect your mood and give you a happier state of mind. Even more interesting is the evidence that research had found to support the use of music as therapy for managing stress, strengthening memory, and reducing pain according to The American Music Therapy Association. Studies like these are just a small representative of the support that research has given to the impact of music on the brain. I have always been very aware of the influence that music has had on my different moods. So I decided to share 4 of my favorite movie soundtracks and how they specifically influenced my mood.
I don’t know about anyone else but music has played an integral part in every life-changing sad moment that I’ve had and even some happy ones. In fact, researchers have always examined the effects...
Spotify Has Surpassed 140 Million Monthly Active Users: World’s most popular online music broadcasting platform Spotify, has just announced that they have reached 140 million monthly subscribers. Continuously growing company had reached 50 million paid subscribers by the end of last year’s March. Having 100 million monthly active users at these times last year, Spotify has grown about 40% since then. Quickly improving Spotify has by far a mountain more above than its biggest rival, Apple Music. According to the data shared in the beginning of this June, Apple Music has 27 million monthly paid users. Briefly, having almost as twice customers as Apple Music, Spotify keeps dominating the digital music industry. Containing over 30 million songs in its archives, Spotify’s premium version is 13,99 TRY per month in Turkey. Even though Spotify has managed to increase their users in number, it is not as good as in financial matters. Reports by Reuters have shown that Spotify lost 349 million EUR in 2016. This statistic was around 240 million last year. Critiques say this is a result of their falsely calculated business strategies and due to investments not paying themselves off.
World’s most popular online music broadcasting platform Spotify, has just announced that they have reached 140 million monthly subscribers. Continuously growing company had reached 50 million paid subscribers by the end of last year’s...
This Sensor Can Calculate Tire Wear So You Know When To Change Tires: Researchers have developed a sensor that can measure wear on automobile wheels with high accuracy on a real-time basis. By having done so, it will be possible to select the optimal time to change wheels.
Researchers have developed a sensor that can measure wear on automobile wheels with high accuracy on a real-time basis. By having done so, it will be possible to select the optimal time to change...
Beauty Subscription Box Reveal Birchbox Does ‘Buy One Get One Free’: If you have been keeping up with my posts you will know that beauty subscription boxes are a love of mine and I am always on the lookout for good offers, new boxes and limited editions! In May 2017, Birchbox, a subscription service that has been around since September 2010 for women and 2012 for men, offered customers a buy one get one free box so naturally I had to order one! In case, you’ve never heard of or tried Birchbox, it was created by two friends to make shopping for beauty products easier. As with most subscription box services you can join and cancel your subscription at any time BUT this only applies to the monthly plan with Birchbox, which costs £10 plus £2.95 postage and packaging. When you join you can complete a questionnaire about your beauty likes so that products you receive can be tailored to you in future boxes and you can pick from a monthly, 6 monthly or yearly plan. In each box, you will receive 5 personalised beauty products, and one of those products can be chosen by you or alternatively you can pick the design of the box. The products will be a combination of sample size and full-size items from various brands, some of which will be well known and some less so.
If you have been keeping up with my posts you will know that beauty subscription boxes are a love of mine and I am always on the lookout for good offers, new boxes and...
New Details Released About Asgardia (The Craziest Project Of The Decade): According to the news, the first satellite will be launched for “the space nation” in 2017. Leader of the Asgardia Project, Russian scientist Igor Ashurbeyli states that the satellite will contain the space nation’s constitutional law, flag and data of its 1.5 million citizens. Firstly, this virtual city is renamed after Asgard in the Scandinavian mythology, in October 12 of 2016. This city will locate around the Earth’s orbit and start a whole new country. According to the news, again, in Asgardia’s website, more than 100.000 citizenship applications have been made right after the first announcement for this nation, within the first 40 hours. For now, Asgardia is governed by only Ashurbeyli. However, after the 24th of June 2017, approved Asgardian citizens will conduct their first parliament election. Today, in the press meeting held in Hong Kong, Mr. Ashurbeyli announced his plans for the launch of the satellite: Asgardia-1. Ashurbeyli said: “Asgardia-1 will mean the beginning of a new space era for our citizens in terms of virtually residing in the space”. In Asgardia’s website, you can see that there are plans for a second satellite launch in 2018 even from this time.
According to the news, the first satellite will be launched for “the space nation” in 2017. Leader of the Asgardia Project, Russian scientist Igor Ashurbeyli states that the satellite will contain the space nation’s...