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...
Create Your Own Mini-Garden With These Terrarium Lamps: Richard Clarkson’s project named Globe, consists of terrariums that can also be used as lamps.
Richard Clarkson’s project named Globe, consists of terrariums that can also be used as lamps. Richard Clarkson, who gained an excessive popularity by his previous project cloud-lamp speaker, gets the attention of his fans this...
4 Things To Cultivate In Your Twenties If You Want To Have A Successful Life: Each of us may have a different definition of what success means, but one thing is for sure there is not one person on this earth who does not have a dream of finally “making it”. Whether that be something as huge as graduating from college and getting the job of your dreams or a small success like learning how to network in order to build business relationships, you need tools to get there. At 34 years old, there are definitely a lot of things that I wish I had done differently in my twenties. But when you are in your twenties there can be numerous distractions, internal conflicts, and just plain ole laziness going on. Taking the time to work on some qualities that could put you on a path to success is not a bad idea though. Especially if you are not married or have children, trust me, you will thank yourself later. It was only in my thirties that I realized how much time I wasted by not doing critical things like really focusing on my goals and having more confidence in myself. I would be miles ahead in certain areas of my life if I had believed in myself more and stopped second guessing everything I did. I came across an article about how to think like a winner and thought to myself, “I wish that I had worked on some of these attributes in my twenties!” So I compiled a list of the four most important things that I believe will light your future on fire if you learn how to master them early on in life.
Each of us may have a different definition of what success means, but one thing is for sure there is not one person on this earth who does not have a dream of finally...
Internet Traffic Will Be Tripled by 2021: According to CISCO’s 2017 Virtual Network Index report, internet usage that was 73.1 EB as of last month, will be 235.7 EB in 2021, rising up to 3.2 times as much. In the report, it is also stated that the approximate internet usage per person is 12.9 GB, whereas CISCO predicts this record to be 35.5 GB in 2021 by reaching its 2.7 multiplier. Connection speed, which was approximately 27.5 Mbps last year, is also expected to rise up to 53 Mbps, in addition to the claim that total number of people who are connected to the internet will increase to 58% from 44% in 2021. Mobile data usage is also expected to increase by 7 times of now between 2016 and 2021. Mobile data usage was reported to be 9.8% globally with respect to world population last year, by 2021, is rumored to be 20.5% levels. Finally, it is also reported that 67% of world-wide internet traffic consists of video views. The prediction about this ratio is estimated to be near 80% by 2021.
According to CISCO’s 2017 Virtual Network Index report, internet usage that was 73.1 EB as of last month, will be 235.7 EB in 2021, rising up to 3.2 times as much. In the report, it...
Facebook Claims People Don’t Watch TV Ads, They Check Facebook: Facebook’s Advertisement Unit VP Mark Rabkin points out the significance of ads in mobile platforms on Facebook’s blog. Rabkin states that people stopped watching ads like they used to do unlike the old times, by claiming that all the attention is now on mobile services and TV ads are not effective anymore. That consumers use traditional and digital platforms simultaneously, integrated media campaigns become more and more important each day. Obviously, when this is the case, there are several key performance indicators (KPIs) for companies to measure their media investments. Particularly, media research companies, publish reports regarding advertisements aired in multiple channels. In the reports, it is possible to access information about the potential benefits for companies regarding different target audiences from several TV channels and how consumers use each social media platform.
Facebook’s Advertisement Unit VP Mark Rabkin points out the significance of ads in mobile platforms on Facebook’s blog. Rabkin states that people stopped watching ads like they used to do unlike the old times,...
Discover One Of Italy's Finest Brands - Kiko Milano [Brand Focus]: If you’re anything like me, you will love exploring new beauty brands! I spend a lot of my time tracking beauty trends and launches and always get excited when I discover something new or find a new brand to love. Kiko Milano is one such brand! I first found out about Kiko on a trip to Italy many years ago, but at that time I was not into makeup and beauty as I am now and paid very little attention to it. Thankfully, Kiko opened a store in Birmingham right at the time when I was fully loving makeup and now I am a little obsessed with the brand! For those of you that don’t know much or anything about Kiko Milano, as the name suggests, it originates in Italy. The company was established and founded in 1997 and its mission is to give women cutting edge products to suit every budget. All their ranges are of the highest quality, thoroughly tested for safety and animal cruelty-free. There are numerous colours to choose from, different textures and consistencies and everything is delicately fragranced. Kiko produces makeup and skincare as well as makeup brushes and accessories, all of which are excellent. As an added bonus, Kiko also offers a points program called Kiko Rewards, whereby you can earn points to use online and in-store. I am a rewards member and personally love this scheme – I wish more makeup brands would offer something similar! Whenever I visit Birmingham City Centre, I never fail to visit the Kiko store, 1) because they are always introducing new products and makeup ranges and 2) because the staff is very friendly and knowledgeable about the brand and makeup generally. It is rare I leave the store without purchasing something and in this post, I wanted to share some of my recent purchases, all of which I have used and love!
If you’re anything like me, you will love exploring new beauty brands! I spend a lot of my time tracking beauty trends and launches and always get excited when I discover something new or...
Jaguar F-Pace Wins Two Awards At A Time: Jaguar's first performance focused SUV model F-Pace has won the "2017 World Car of the Year" title in addition to "2017 Automobile Design of The Year" title. Europe's quickly growing automobile brand Jaguar's highly sales-number increasing model F-PACE, has achieved to be one of the first two vehicles in World Automobile Awards' 13 year old history. F-PACE has won the competition by the votes of 75 automobile journalists from 24 different countries. Jaguar Design Director Ian Callum has stated that the fact that Jaguar F-PACE winning 2017 World Car of the Year title as a SUV, is an indicator of the determination to transfer the brand's unique design principles and dynamic qualifications to a new area in the market. Starting from €99K, available in Borusan Automative's Jaguar Land Rover Authorized Franchises, Jaguar F-PACE can jump from 0 to 100 km in 8.7 seconds by providing an average consumption rate of 5.3 liters per 100 km with its aluminum body, 2.0 liter 180 HP Ingenium diesel motor and presenting both performance-fuel economy simultaneously. A 3.0 liter 300 HP V6 Diesel type motor, giving an exciting experience, which can hit 100 km from 0 within 6.2 seconds is also purchasable by special order.
Jaguar's first performance focused SUV model F-Pace has won the "2017 World Car of the Year" title in addition to "2017 Automobile Design of The Year" title. Europe's quickly growing automobile brand Jaguar's highly sales-number...
Apple iPhone 7 Plus Camera Vs. $100K Hollywood Camera: Apple iPhone 7 Plus’s Camera has a serious opponent now. iPhone 7 Plus had overall success with its new features and it’s reached a high number of sales. One of the most intriguing features of iPhone 7 was its camera. iPhone 7 Plus has a double 12 MP (28mm, f/1.8, OIS & 56 mm, f/2.8) sensor. The camera also has features such as phase detection, auto-focus, 2x optic zoom, 4-LED (double toned) flash light. And now this pretentious camera is against of a Hollywood movie camera called Arri Alexa Mini. Arri Alexa Mini is enhanced various lenses and equipment and priced over $82K.
Apple iPhone 7 Plus’s Camera has a serious opponent now. iPhone 7 Plus had overall success with its new features and it’s reached a high number of sales. One of the most intriguing features...
4 Productivity Styles to Help You Manage Your Time Effectively At Work: We have all struggled with properly managing our time at one point or another. These struggles may lead to vows of never procrastinating again or creating some elaborate organization system that will be completely abandoned after only a week or two. But what if you learned about your productivity style instead of solely focusing on strategies to manage your time? According to workplace expert Carson Tate, knowing your productivity style and yielding to it can ultimately save you time. She believes that we all have unique ways of being productive at work, school, and in our everyday lives. The instinctual ways that we tackle a long to-do list or a week full of project deadlines, is what we should learn to trust and perfect. Productivity is hindered when we rely more on time saving strategies than or own natural ways of doing things. In Tate’s book, Work Simply, she outlines 4 major productivity styles that can be used to work smarter.
We have all struggled with properly managing our time at one point or another. These struggles may lead to vows of never procrastinating again or creating some elaborate organization system that will be completely...
Another Historic Accomplishment By Spacex: A Used Dragon Capsule Is Relaunched: We have heard the company SpaceX quite often for the last 5 years and it seems that we will hear about them even more in the future. By launching a used rocket to the space and starting its legacy, SpaceX has accomplished another historic task. This time, SpaceX relaunched and successfully landed a capsule named Dragon, which is supposed to send certain materials to the International Space Station (ISS) back on Earth. This may sound normal, though this particular Dragon capsule was previously used. Meaning that, for the first time in history, a used capsule has been sent to outer space. Normally, capsules used to take serious damage while landing back on Earth through the atmosphere and become useless. The fact that this situation being extremely costly has been prevented this time and capsules are now re-useable, in addition to the rockets. Moreover, this time, the capsule contained experimental tools to test such as topics like the damage on bones due to space, in addition to usual supplies like food and fuel.
We have heard the company SpaceX quite often for the last 5 years and it seems that we will hear about them even more in the future. By launching a used rocket to the...
11 Must Have Eye Glitters For Your Summer Festival Look: It’s officially June and Summer is in the air! With Summer comes fun fashion, cocktails and festivals and no festival would be complete without colourful makeup and glitter! I am a major magpie so glitters are one of my favourite makeup products to use all year round - in that spirit I have put together a review of some amazing eye glitters I have tried and tested which can be used not only on the eyes but on the lips, body and even the hair!
It’s officially June and Summer is in the air! With Summer comes fun fashion, cocktails and festivals and no festival would be complete without colourful makeup and glitter! I am a major magpie so...
The 37 Best Movie Clips & Trailers Of The Month: May 2017
1. It Comes At Night Trailer 2. Descendants 2 Trailer 3. House of Cards Season 5 Trailer 4. The Dark Tower Trailer 5. Marvel’s The Defenders Trailer 6. Kill Switch Teaser Trailer 7. Dunkirk Trailer 8. Absolutely Anything Trailer 9. Blade Runner...
What Difference Can Eating 23 Almonds A Day Make For Your Health: Normally we expect healthy foods not to be delicious but almond is exceptional in terms of taste. Not only it is delicious but also eating 23 almonds per day can make 7 huge differences in our body.
Normally we expect healthy foods not to be delicious but almond is exceptional in terms of taste. Not only it is delicious but also eating 23 almonds per day can make 7 huge differences...
What Is Optical Character Recognition & How Does It Work: It’s pretty easy to take words on your computer screen and put them on a physical sheet of paper. Just click print and unless you’ve forgotten to fork out an extortion level amount of money for a new cartridge, you’ll have fresh warm satisfying documents just a few moments later. But going in the opposite direction, scanning dead tree information into your PC is actually quite a bit trickier – not because flatbed scanners are so difficult to operate per se but many of them are basically just taking a picture of the document and saving it on to your PC meaning not only will it probably not look very crisp but due to file compression and little bits of dust in your scanner but you can’t edit a clean copy of your document in your favorite word processor because the scanner won’t recognize each individual character. Fortunately there are number of devices out there that enable “Optical Character Recognition” or OCR where each character on a page is scanned individually so your papers are uploaded as actual text documents instead of messy JPEGs. But how exactly does that work and is one kind of optical scanner better than another? Well, because the whole concept of translating text into electronic signal is pretty broad, there have been lots of different implementations of OCR over the years. In fact, one of the earliest electric OCR devices, the “Optophone”, was invented all the way back in 1914.
It’s pretty easy to take words on your computer screen and put them on a physical sheet of paper. Just click print and unless you’ve forgotten to fork out an extortion level amount of...
Beauty Subscription Box Sneak Peak GlossyBox [Review]: Following the Little Known Box review, which is a reasonably new subscription box service, this blog is focusing on an established beauty subscription service called Glossy Box. Each box is delivered every month and contains 5 different beauty items which are generally full-size and tailored to your beauty preferences. You can subscribe for 3, 6 or 12 months and there are also limited edition boxes and a gifting option. I have tried Glossy Box a few times on and off but have never maintained a subscription with them as there are so many great subscription services to choose from now! However, I decided to order a recent box because Glossy Box provided an offer whereby you could receive a bonus box if you subscribed, so I thought why not see what is delivered?
Following the Little Known Box review, which is a reasonably new subscription box service, this blog is focusing on an established beauty subscription service called Glossy Box. Each box is delivered every month and...
Artist Turns Famous Actors Into Russian Generals: Photoshop artist opens a Tumblr account, turns celebrities into Russian generals and oddly enough, they look so realistic, don’t they? Do you wonder why these paintings look too genuine? Because they are actual painting made by portrait artist George Dawe. This English portrait artist painted about 330 portraits of Russian generals during Napoleon’s invasion of Russia for the Military Gallery of the Winter Palace – Saint Petersburg, Russia. Anonymous Photoshop artist get his hands on these paintings – not the actual paintings but the digital ones – and now he is placing famous actors’ face on Russian generals in a very glorious way using Photoshop. I’ve collected some of my personal favorites, if you want to see more of his work, check out his website & Facebook page.
Photoshop artist opens a Tumblr account, turns celebrities into Russian generals and oddly enough, they look so realistic, don’t they? Do you wonder why these paintings look too genuine? Because they are actual painting...
Dippalli Explores Makeup Brands Charlotte Tilbury [Review]: If you love makeup, you will (hopefully!) have heard of Charlotte Tilbury. She is an amazing Makeup Artist, born and trained in London and she has worked with some of the best photographers, models and publications in the world. She has also worked with several beauty brands during her career and in 2013 she finally launched her own makeup range. This has grown exponentially since then and now includes a skincare range as well! In that time, she has won numerous awards and continues to create new and wonderful products for us! If you have never seen or tried her ranges, you are without doubt missing out! From the design of her packaging to the quality of the products, everything she creates exudes beauty, elegance, sophistication and glamour. I first discovered her when her brand arrived at Selfridges in Birmingham and she displayed all her looks. There are 10 in total (so far) and as soon as I saw them I was hooked. I immediately bought The Golden Goddess gift box and since that day I have kept a close watch on everything she creates and releases so I can keep building my collection! This brings me to this review. Not too long ago, I added to my Charlotte Tilbury makeup products and bought a selection of her more recent creations!
If you love makeup, you will (hopefully!) have heard of Charlotte Tilbury. She is an amazing Makeup Artist, born and trained in London and she has worked with some of the best photographers, models...
13 Essential Rules Every Diet Should Follow: It turns out apart from being physically attractive, being skinny is also good for our health and skinny people tend to have a strong immune system rather than chubby ones. After discovering transformation photos or fit moms on Instagram, we started to realize that losing weight is like running a marathon, rather than a 100-meter dash. You can slow down but you must never stop running. 1. There is no such thing is the perfect food, the things that will create perfection is your habits. Your health and weight is the result of your choices. 2. It doesn’t matter what you do – do something. Walk, swim, dance, run, climb, do Pilates. Choose either of them and make it your lifestyle. Keep doing that activity for the rest of your life, rather than only for summer or a couple of months. 3. Try to eat beans and legumes (as a salad or main course) for at least two days a week. They are easy to digest and most of them are considered as low-calorie foods. 4. Try to include a salad for every meal except breakfast. Instead of adding oil to your salad, try seasonings. Most of the ingredients you use for a salad (leafy greens) contain vitamins and antioxidants 5. Select 2 random meals every week to eat fish but instead of eating single or a couple types of fish, try a different kind of fishes for these two meals. Try frying fish without adding oil to cut some calories – fish would probably have enough fat anyway. 6. Try to eat your breakfast as soon as you wake up – that will boost your metabolism. 7. Eating 1 egg at breakfast will keep you full for a long time, but don’t overdo it – 1 egg is enough. 8. Don’t eat too many snacks after dinner and try to include snacks between lunch and dinner because if you don’t, you’ll end up getting hungry after dinner and you can’t digest high-calorie foods if you eat them after dinner. 9. Poor quality sleep increases the chance of putting on weight. Try to sleep the same time each night – the more habits you have, the less you have to think about. 10. Decide which meal is the most important one for you and spend more time to think about what you’re going to eat at that meal. If you consider the most important meal is dinner, take your time to cook something more meaningful than just preparing a sandwich. 11. Use smaller plates and spoons. The more time you spend on eating something, the more time you have to realize you are full. Also, being hungry or full may be a physiological fact but it is also highly related to psychology – I’m sure most of the time you visit your refrigerator, you are bored rather than you are hungry. So if you use smaller plates, the portion you eat is going to seem larger than eating it on a bigger plate. 12. Don’t consume more than 500-gram red meat per week because red meat contains saturated fat and it is not the healthiest thing to eat. Instead of eating red meat, prefer more innocent alternatives like chicken, fish or turkey. 13. Don’t afraid of eating fruits just because they contain sugar. The sugar that fruits contain is not the same thing as you add to your coffee. Fruits contain fructose, which is more natural than the white sugar you add to your coffee and fruits contain less fructose than most people think so it is safe to eat two portions of fruits after dinner – which will probably prevent you from eating high-calorie foods as an alternative.
It turns out apart from being physically attractive, being skinny is also good for our health and skinny people tend to have a strong immune system rather than chubby ones. After discovering transformation photos...
A Beauty Blogger's Weekend Makeup Haul: One of the things I love to do on a weekend when I can, is to wander round the beauty counters of different department stores and shops! I also love to scour the internet for reviews, offers and great beauty blogs so I can stay up to date with everything in the beauty world. As a massive makeup lover, a beauty blogger and a part time makeup artist to boot, I am always trying to keep up with new makeup and beauty trends and releases and visiting the shops both in person and online is both relaxing and research!
One of the things I love to do on a weekend when I can, is to wander round the beauty counters of different department stores and shops! I also love to scour the internet...
The Blackhead Suction Remover Review: The beauty world is not only filled with amazing makeup products but also amazing skincare. I am a major lover of skincare products and innovations! I have recently taken a big interest in looking after my skin and ensuring it is healthy, soft and hydrated and I have tested lots of different creams, facial peels, face masks and serums to see what really makes a difference. When I discovered there was also a “hoover” for the skin I had to try it too!
The beauty world is not only filled with amazing makeup products but also amazing skincare. I am a major lover of skincare products and innovations! I have recently taken a big interest in looking...
3 Sure-Fire Ways For Sleep-Deprived Parents to Feel Better: By the time my babies were each four months old I felt myself slipping into despair, I was deeply fatigued and knew that I was slowly slipping into an all-round funk. Being a parent is such a physical experience, whether you’re breastfeeding on-demand and giving all your very best nutrients to your ever-growing small human, or sterilising bottles and mixing formula in the wee hours of the morning and all day long. I was simply exhausted.
By the time my babies were each four months old I felt myself slipping into despair, I was deeply fatigued and knew that I was slowly slipping into an all-round funk. Being a parent...
The 24 Best Movie Clips & Trailers Of The Month April 2017:
1. Annabelle Creation Trailer 2. The Mummy Trailer #2 3. Marvel’s The Defenders Teaser 4. Thor: Ragnarok Teaser 5. Atomic Blonde Trailer #2 6. Detroit Trailer 7. The Hitman’s Bodyguard Trailer 8. Transformers: The Last Knight Trailer 9. Orange Is The New...
Artist Creates Chubby Superheroes & Villains From Marvel Universe: Drawing superheroes is very popular these days, never-ending Marvel movies also has a huge impact on that. People love seeing Iron Man or Deadpool on their phones or computers as a wallpaper, that’s why artists are doing their best to keep their drawings as cool as possible – but not this one. Steve Bridger is UK-based illustrator & animator and the characters he create are completely different than what you expect. Instead of drawing cool & badass superheroes, he draws chubby superheroes and villains from Marvel Universe. We’ve gathered all of his creations from “Chubby Superheroes” series – you can check out more of his art from his website & Twitter account:
Drawing superheroes is very popular these days, never-ending Marvel movies also has a huge impact on that. People love seeing Iron Man or Deadpool on their phones or computers as a wallpaper, that’s why...
20 Things No One Ever Tells You About Being A Fat Girl: Having spent at least half of my life tipping ….ok, breaking, the scales at morbidly obese. Maybe it’s time to shed (it must weigh a pound or two) some light on being fat. 1. Putting a tampon in (or not) – you feel like a t-rex, tiny arms and too much body for this little sponge on a string to go anywhere within aiming distance of your lady hole! 2. Plus size clothes are expensive and most fit like a bin liner, a badly patterned one!
Having spent at least half of my life tipping ....ok, breaking, the scales at morbidly obese. Maybe it's time to shed (it must weigh a pound or two) some light on being fat. 1. Putting...