Fashion myths: can I match denim pants with social clothes?

July 28, 2016


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In one more post of the tag #FashionMyths, let's talk about the denim used in social outfits, a subject that causes lots of doubts, specially, for men.

HISTORY

The denim firstly was made in Nimes, French, and it was used to create the sailors' uniforms. Lately it became the main material used to make pants and uniforms, again, but this time it was the miners who would going to use it. This happened in the United States.

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As a resume and to be objective, the denim - as everything in fashion world -, that was a previous uniform for work, reinvented itself and nowadays is a great and versatile material that, we must say, fits almost any kind of outfit - the most simple to the most elegant ones.

YES OR NO?

The great question, specially for men, is that: is the denim pant allowed to be matched in social outfits or to be matched with social pieces of clothes? Well, once it exists many kinds of denim pants, I would say that you should pick one, for this objective, that is more traditional, in a uniform appearance, without rips and this model would fit your social outfit for sure.

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The dress code has been changing a lot, so, what was called "casual chic" in the past has already changed nowadays and received lots of permissions. So the denim pants, for example, are allowed in social outfits in many ways, specially for men. Like I always say: everything depends on the complements. Some pretty denim trousers, with the prerequisites I've mentioned before can be matched with a social shirt, for example, with nice shoes and a belt. And you can add a blazer, for a much more well-dressed look. 

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If, for the other hand, you are up to dress some more stylish pants, with low waist, for example, and some rips with a t-shirt and sneakers, your outfit will be much more casual and simples as a result. 

If you have a meeting or a dinner or even a marriage - in which the dress code is not business attire, denim pants are allowed!

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Did you like those tips? Let a comment with your doubts or suggestions! I'll see you in the next post!

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Beauty tips to get rid of the dry skin

July 27, 2016


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If you read me for a long time you must know that my main problem on my face is the oily skin. I've always been posting things about soaps, acids, Sun protectors and everything for oily skin, which is something that really bores those who have it.

But then something strange happened: my face skin has been peeling lately. And it is not because I am tend, 'cause I am not a 'beach person'; it is happening because of the cold weather. This has never happened before, so I've read somethings about this subject and try to reach the reason why this is occurring.  

CAUSES

It is pretty common all skins became dry on winter, even the oily ones. The most dry is your skin, naturally, the worst it is. And I usually apply an acid on my skin, to do an oily control, and I believe this is the reason why my skin became more dry than ever.

According to some dermatologists, our skin loses water on winter, because of the dry weather, and this reduces our natural oil drastically. The loss of sweat is another reason why our skin became dehydrated. One more reason why this happens is the hot shower/bath. The hot water reduces our protector layer, which influences in its dehydrating too.  

HOW TO TREAT

One of the options we can do to help the dry skin on face is avoiding hot baths/showers. Another one is using hydrating creams or gels. The only detail we must pay attention on is that creams and oil products are specially indicated for naturally dry skins. For the oily ones, the most indicated are the oil free gels or creams.

Here is a list of some products we can found here in Brazil that can help us in this mission. One of them I already use, the other ones are on my "testing-list". 

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1- GEL CREAM FACIAL HYDRATING [OIL FREE], NEUTROGENA: This is the one I use and it is pretty good for oily skins. At first I thought it wouldn't help on my problem of scaling, because it is oil free, but it worked perfectly. 

2- FACIAL HYDRATING FPS 15 FOR ALL KINDS OF SKIN, CETAPHIL: This is one of the products I want to test. Besides it's expensive, I've already tried the soap of the brand and I really loved it. It is indicated for all kinds of skin, so I believe it works both for oily and dry ones.

3- FACIAL HYDRATING FOR NIGHT [OIL FREE], BIO TEMPO, EXTRATOS DA TERRA: This is a Brazilian beauty product, sustainable one and besides it helps on the hydrating problem, also helps avoiding age effects - girls that are between 25 and 30 years old should care about that, too - which is my case. This another one I would like to test.

4- FACIAL HYDRATING GEL ANTI OILINESS, GRANADO: Another great detail people with oily skin should care about is the kind of product they use. The gel versions are much more indicated than cream ones, because it hydrates without exaggerating in the oiliness. This is another Brazilian brand I would like to test. Granado is improving its market with some great products in Beauty segment.

ANOTHER ALTERNATIVES FOR DRY SKIN OR OTHER DRY REGIONS 

If your skin is too dry naturally or if you want to hydrate another region of your body and want a cheap and effective solution, the Bepantol is the answer. I use it on my lips, elbows and knees and I think it works perfectly.

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Did you like those tips? So enjoy them and tell me if they really worked. I'll see you in the next post!

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High collar blouse is back

July 26, 2016


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While V necklines are better for big busts women, the traditional high collar blouse, usually chosen on winter, fits better small busts biotypes. 

It stayed a little bit forgotten in the last seasons, however, it came back - once comfort and basic moods are important topics in the outfits nowadays. This blouse returns with a fashion concept, getting your look warmer. You can check some great inspirations in here!

WITH SKIRT

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The suede skirts are known by its warm texture - and they can be made by suede itself of cotton - and their buttons aligned. They are a great option for you to match with the high collar blouse; it turns your look more female and harmonic, besides it is a really favorable matching for hour-glass and pear silhouettes. 

WITH PANTS

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Pants are another basic pieces that matches perfectly with this kind of blouse, specially, the high waisted ones. If they are larger or skinnier, is up to you: all of them matches a great combination and turns any silhouette into a more curvilinear one.

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Who has one of this blouse in the closet and is ready to try new outfits with it? I am!

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5 tips to save money when you go shopping

July 25, 2016


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We are in 2016 and I really think that our main challenge in the world of fashion is to ally "making the difference" with "conscious consumption" or "saving money". World crisis is here, undeniable, and this is a great reason why we shouldn't spend our money with everything we see. 

So, in order to help you guys and myself - considering that I love to go shopping, after all -, I've made a 5-to-think-list for we to consider before running to the malls.

#1 DO I REALLY "NEED" THIS? 

I think this is the first question we should do every moment the will of shopping appears. It is normal marketing and capitalism universe make us think we need something, but here is the truth: in almost 99% of the times we don't need anything. 

#2 CAN I SPEND?

Another great question for we to do before go shopping is this one. Which are my priorities? Have I paid all my bills, have I used my money with everything I really need? Can I really spend something with the amount left? 

#3 MAKE THE DIFFERENCE

Impulsive shopping are the worst ones, because we don't think about the money we are spending with no need, plus we keep spending money with something superfluous that doesn't make any difference in our closets. Nowadays, I try to buy only things that will really make the difference to me; something that identifies my personality to the world. I stop shopping only to be "one more person in the streets". This is something that should be faced as an unnecessary thing. 

#4 SELF ESTEEM CAN'T BE BOUGHT; IT NEEDS TO BE CULTIVATED

Raise your hand if you never go shopping in order to increase your self esteem. Everyone has done it once in your life, at least - me included, I've done that several times. The point is: self esteem is something we need to increase by ourselves, inside us - it is not something we can buy in the mall. It is not come from outside. If we base our self esteem in shopping, the only thing we'll get are: 1) frustration, once we realise that this well-being is brief and then is over and 2) loss of money, because once we realise this "self esteem" and "well-being" has already passed, soon we'll feel the need of shopping again. It is a vicious circle, like a drug. So: let's cultivate self esteem inside us, with what we have. You don't need to have something material to be something. The "verb to be" is much more important than "have". 

#5 CHANGE THE INSIDE TO CHANGE THE OUTSIDE

Another thing we should exercize in the inside, not to go shopping for it is to change ourselves. Which means: if you are not glad with who you are, that's perfectly ok. Change it and start it right now. And to do it, you don't need to buy anything, you need to change attitudes and thoughts first. Then, as a second plan, you might think about shopping, to change your outfit - once you've figured out your "new you". You might think about buying one thing or another, but the most important thing you should care about is how to reuse what you have in your closet.

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After considering those 5 questions before you go to shopping, tell me if you could control your impulses. I'll put in practice myself those tips, too. Wish good luck for all of us!

Xx ;)

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How to tie scarfs: 5 easy and pretty ways

July 22, 2016


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Scarf is one of my favorite accessories, specially, in cold weather! Besides giving a special touch in our outfits, it shelter us from the changing of temperatures. Fits in our purses, for we to take it anywhere - better than coats, that are bigger and larger.

So today, in order to turn your life easier, I will teach five beautiful and simple ways to tie your scarf. Get one, click on the Play button and let's start! Don't forget to activate the subtitles:

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