Author: coleen

Skincare Woes in Winter and How to Smooth Them Out

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Most of us have something we love about winter – and something we hate. While the freezing season is still a short month or two away, it’s still a good idea to prepare for it so that you’re able to enjoy everything you love about the season so much more.

All of those festivities, for example, the cozy evenings in front of the fireplace and walks in the snow when the air is crisp and fresh will feel a lot better if your skin is glowing and healthy.

Unfortunately, this isn’t something that is always that easy to ensure since it’s so cold and dry everywhere. When you’re outside, the crispness is simply a bit too much for your skin and you end up looking all red and dry by the time you’re back inside. Being inside, on the other hand, isn’t that good for your skin either since we keep heating up our space with electrical heat.

It means that we’re going to be dry, glowless, and itchy for a couple of months and there’s nothing we can do about it – or is it? Luckily, you can take care of your skin a bit better this winter and ensure that you have that healthy glow when you attend all of those Christmas parties. Start immediately, and you’ll have a much better chance and locking in that moisture.

Here is a comprehensive guide to excellent skincare during winter no matter what type of skin you have. Now you can enjoy the beauty of the season without drying up at the same time. (more…)


5 Ideas for a Stylish Party


Maybe it’s your birthday, or maybe you’re just looking to celebrate something big. Whatever the occasion, you might want to throw a stylish party to have a great time and remember the event for years to come! But just how do adults throw parties these days – how can you make it stylish, without making it a rave fit for a bunch of teenagers? Hey, if raving is your thing, that’s cool – but the tips below probably won’t be of any use to you. Take a look and see what you can do to throw your own stylish party:

  1. Choose A Venue That Doesn’t Need A Lot Of Dressing Up

When you choose your venue, really take your time so you can find a venue that doesn’t need a lot of dressing up. This might be nigh on impossible, and you might still need to dress it up a little, but if you choose a beautiful venue it’s unlikely you’re going to want to mess with it too much. This will save you time on decorating and money on decorations. Make sure your venue is just the right size for your RSVPd guests, too. If it’s too large, it’ll look like nobody has turned up, even if they have. If it’s too small, people are probably going to want to leave from feeling claustrophobic!

  1. Plan To Arrive In Style

This is your party, and it isn’t very often you’ll get the opportunity to arrive in a limousine – so why not arrive in style with a service like You could also consider hiring out a vintage car, or hey, even arriving by helicopter if that’s your thing. Do your research and get an idea of how you’d like to show up!

  1. Have A Dress Code To Set The Scene And Create An Atmosphere

When everybody is wearing their best clothes, the atmosphere can change. Set a dress code so that everybody knows what they should be wearing, and this will set the scene and add to a really high-end, grown up atmosphere. If you like, you could even give a nod to a theme or an era that you really like, such as the Great Gatsby – fun to dress up in, but still stylish!

  1. Create Your Own Cocktail

Cocktails are a must at any stylish party, but how about creating your own signature cocktail for the night? Practice beforehand and see what sort of flavours you think work well together. Creating something everybody will like is pretty much impossible, so don’t worry about that too much! 

  1. Hire A Band

Music is a must for any party, but sometimes hiring a DJ can leave a lot to be desired? If you want a stylish party, you probably don’t want people doing the Macarena (unless you actually do, that’s your call!). Hiring a band can give you some great music, and you could potentially have a DJ on afterwards, or even a playlist that you’ve made yourself to ensure you avoid any music faux pas.

5 Ways to Plan Your Dream Bachelorette Party


When it comes to wedding planning, it’s no secret that there’s a ton of things that you need to get done. So much so, that you may be all planned out before it even comes to the bachelorette party. But that is still another thing that you need to do before the wedding. And sure, if everyone told you that being in love would come with so much planning, you may have rethought the entire thing. BUT, when you are planning the bachelorette, it can actually be fun. While your wedding may be a burden, the party should be a release. And you absolutely have to make sure that it’s a dream. And here’s exactly how you’re going to do it.

  1. Work Out Where To Go

So the very first thing that you’re going to want to do here, is to then work out where you go and what to do for your bachelorette party. Sure, dates are important, but you will need to work out where you want to be to see what dates they have available. Because from there, you can then choose a date that everyone might be able to do. So really think about where you might like to go and what you’d like to do when you’re there.

  1. Decide Who To Invite

Then, you’re going to want to work out who you want with you. And this is super important. Think about the people that are going to make your bachelorette so much more fun. Try to avoid anyone that will spoil the occasion or that won’t mesh well with the group. Because it’s so important that you have a good group of people that will get along.

  1. Know What You Want To Do

From here, you’re then going to want to think about what you’re going to do on the bachelorette. Do you want to dress up and pick something from the costume store to go with for this? Or do you want to go for dinner and keep things classy? Just make sure that you know what you want to do to make it a complete dream.

  1. Get The Details Right

And then, you need to plan the details meticulously. Do you want to visit a particular place or go to a certain restaurant? Whatever it is that you dream of doing on your bachelorette, make sure you plan it in.

  1. Do Things Your Way If Your Want

And the one thing that you need to keep in mind, is that you can absolutely do things your own way if you want. You really don’t have to let someone else plan your party for you. It’s totally okay to plan your own party if you really have something specific in mind. So if you know what you want to do and you want to make sure that it’s perfect, do it yourself. And that way, you’ll know that your dream bachelorette party will happen.