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Preparing For A Date Night? Read These Tips First

Preparing For A Date Night? Read These Tips First

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Going out on a date night is fun and exciting but may also stress you out. You want to look your best but might be feeling anxious about how to go about ensuring you’re confident and that you look your most attractive for the date.

Some tips will help make certain that you’re ready to go and will look beautiful when it’s time to head out the door. Remember that while you want your appearance to be on point you also want to be comfortable during the evening. Most importantly, enjoy the process of getting ready and have fun going out and being pampered on your date.

Give Yourself Plenty of Time & Relax

One tip is to give yourself plenty of time to get ready the night of. Consider going to get a massage during the day so you’re free from any stress, tension, and anxiety. Also, you need to relax and be calm so you aren’t working yourself up or sweating as you try to get ready. If it’s summertime and warm outside then you’ll want to have the number for a 24 Hour AC Repair company handy in case the air goes out while you’re preparing for your date night.

Find Your Outfit

The most important aspect of any date night is your outfit and what you’re going to wear. It may be a chance to wear a fun color or a dress that swings and moves while you walk. You don’t want to be trying clothes on right before you have to leave your house. Instead, find your outfit ahead of time and try it on so you can simply slip on your clothes right before it’s time to go. Make sure you know where you’re going or what you’ll be doing so you can dress appropriately for the occasion.

Include All the Right Touches

There’s a lot that goes into getting yourself ready for a date night. You don’t want to skip any of the essential and right touches. For example, you’ll need the perfect pair of footwear, an attractive scent, and the right makeup to complete your look. Embellish your outfit by choosing accessories that never go out of style. Also, consider getting your haircut and colored before the date night rolls around so it looks beautiful and shiny. If you always wear it straight you might consider curling and styling it in a fancy way for the evening ahead.

Be Yourself

Part of getting ready for a date night is ensuring you’re confident with yourself and your looks. Prepare for your night out by committing to being yourself and relaxed. If you’re meeting someone for the first time it may help to have some conversation starter ideas in the back of your mind so there isn’t a lot of awkward silence. When you look good you’ll feel good so this advice will help ensure you’re at your best. It may also help to put some supplies in your purse that you can use to freshen up throughout the night. For example, throw some lipstick, deodorant, and fragrance in your purse. 

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Be More Beautiful Without Going Under the Knife!

Be More Beautiful Without Going Under the Knife!

There’s nothing wrong with enhancing your natural beauty with a little help from science. If a visit to the doctor can give you that boost of self-confidence, why not?

However, not everyone’s a big fan of “going under the knife.” Some people are OK with the idea but don’t have the time for it. Your regular beauty routine takes much of your time already. According to a recent study, .U.S. women spend an hour a day doing their makeup and hair. This number doesn’t account for other activities, like exfoliating, waxing, plucking and more.

If you’re not a big fan of traditional invasive surgery, congratulations! You have many non-invasive options available. From laser lipo to dermal fillers, here are the go-to, non-invasive treatments you can consider.

Laser Lipo

Laser liposuction (laser lipo) is a non-invasive procedure that removes excess fat cells from your body. It uses heat from laser light energy to heat and liquefy fat cells. Once the fat cells in the treatment area become hot enough, they disintegrate. The laser continues to heat the tissue holding your fat cells together until their break apart and liquefy. Once liquefied, the fat cells go through your lymphatic system. Eventually, your gut will process the liquefied fat and remove it from your body via urine.

The duration of laser lipo treatments depends on the size of the area being treated, how much fat is in the treatment area and the amount of fat you’d like to have removed. On average, however, the treatment takes up to an hour.

One of the biggest benefits of laser lip is the quick results. It only takes four to six weeks to see the final results – a big difference from the post-op six months promise of traditional liposuction.

Non-Surgical Fat Removal

Another way to remove fat cells the non-invasive way is via non-surgical fat removal. This innovative procedure uses different techniques to vibrate and remove fat cells by heating or freezing. Kybella, Venus Freeze, SculpSure and CoolSculpting are some examples of non-invasive fat removal procedures.

These treatments are ideal for those who refuse to “go under the knife” but want to see immediate and effective results.

Microblading

Instead of filling in your eyebrows every day, many women are choosing to enjoy tattooed semi-permanent brows. Microblading is a state-of-the-art non-invasive cosmetic procedure that uses fine-needles to create natural-looking hair strokes. This modern technique is known for its natural results. Plus, it saves you time from doing your brows!

Your microbladed brows can last as long as three years and takes only two hours to complete. After the treatment, you’re not supposed to wet the brows for a week, so you’ll need to take a break from strenuous activities. Your doctor may require the application of anti-bacterial ointment to heal the area.

Laser Hair Removal

Many women spend hours every week enduring painful hair removal treatments and not get the smooth results they want. Instead of torturing your skin with plucking, shaving and waxing, enjoy a more permanent hair removal solution with laser hair removal.

This relatively painless procedure blasts the hair follicles with pulses of laser light, which stops hair growth and encourages shedding, leaving your skin smooth and hair-free. After the procedure, the results are visible after a week or two and can last up to years (as long as you have a few touch-ups here and there).

Lip Blushing

If you’re tired of looking “dead” without lipstick, lip blushing gives you a semi-permanent lip stain. This procedure results in a cosmetic tattoo that color corrects your lips while enhancing their size and shape. According to some people, lip blushing can help with the asymmetry of your lips. The result leaves your lips looking more natural but also plumper, fuller and more blushing.

Lip blushing uses tiny needles to deliver small deposits of pigment to your lips – layer by layer. Like other non-invasive, semi-permanent treatments, the duration of results varies from one person to another.

Non-Surgical Nose Job

A traditional rhinoplasty is invasive, painful and time-consuming (due to the long recovery time). On the other hand, a non-surgical nose job is performed using injectable fillers such as Juvederm and hyaluronic acid. While the results are not permanent, this popular nose job alternative is great for people who want to create nostril symmetry or smooth out their bridge bumps.

Non-surgical nose jobs do not reduce the size of your nose, but if you want a smaller nose, this treatment is worth your while.

Going under the knife isn’t always the only option to enhance your natural beauty. Celebrate your self-confidence and get the glow up you deserve with these non-surgical solutions.

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Key Grooming Areas That Every Man Should Maintain

Key Grooming Areas That Every Man Should Maintain

Self-care and grooming are an essential aspect of people’s lives as it makes them presentable and prepares you for the day’s rigors. For men, this may sound pretty straightforward. But beyond the clothes and appearance, men want to project their image onto the world around them. So it is easy to find a clean-shaven man in a three-piece suit on a Monday morning but the same man with a beard stubble just three days later on vacation. This article will discuss some key grooming areas for men.

Shaving

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For the average man, shaving can be quite a dilemma. Depending on how you want to look and your job demands, you may decide to go clean-shaven or grow a beard. But whichever you choose to go with, you will have to keep up the appearance—going clean-shaven means that you will have to use a razor every morning. The best time to shave is after taking a shower, and your stubble is warm; it is easier to cut. However, you have to deal with razor burn. Though keeping a beard requires some attention, you do not have to keep at it every day. Additionally, there are several beard maintenance tips for every type of beard, so just find what works for you, and you are good to go.

Hair

How you wear your hair is an extension of yourself. Whether short and cropped or long and flowing, you need to take good care of your hair. The first thing to do is to have a good barber or hair technician/stylist who will take care of or treat your hair and give you sound advice on how to maintain it. You should also consider the type of hairstyle that will suit your face. Also, choose hair products that are suitable for your hair.

Skin

The skin covers the whole body, and it needs to be nourished and taken care of properly. Many daily activities put pressure on the skin, and before long, it deteriorates due to contact with the elements, chemicals, and others. Your diet also affects your skin, so you should really mind what you eat. Try using chemical-free cleansers to wipe your face and neck at least once a day. It is also advisable to use an oil-free lotion with SPF 15 or higher to keep the skin hydrated and safe from the sun’s harmful rays. As much as possible, get rid of dead skin cells so that the new skin cells can glow and have your skin looking supple.

Nails

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The nails on your fingers and toes can harbor germs that are harmful to your health. You need to frequently trim your fingernails, in particular, as they grow up to three times faster than the toenails. Aside from the health reasons, having dirty or unkempt nails is not a pretty sight. Having good clean nails is a sign of good personal hygiene.

Good grooming starts with good personal hygiene. So, in addition to these, make sure you practice good personal hygiene such as brushing your teeth at least twice a day, bathing regularly, and eating well.

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Dry Skin, Dry Hair, Dry Nails

DRY SKIN, DRY HAIR, DRY NAILS

It’s been a fairly mild season for a lot of regions, which is nice when it comes to the health of our bodies. Did you know that harsh weather can wreak havoc on our skin, hair and nails. However, due to the pandemic, several other factors are terrorizing these things instead.

Washing hands is a MUST

Since the beginning of the sweep of Covid-19, health officials have agreed on one thing… Washing hands. It’s necessary to wash our hands much more frequently and for a long period of time than ever before. Ergo, our hands can become extremely dry and cracked, which isn’t good when it comes to any kind of virus or bacteria that could creep in through little cuts in the skin.

Prevention is key

Keeping our hands from cracking and staying clean is the goal. Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds. Next apply a moisturizer of some kind. My favorite is Argan Oil. It’s light. It dries quickly without leaving a thick, oily residue behind. A little goes a long way… a drop will do you well. And best part, Argan Oil can be used on other parts of the body, including the scalp and hair!

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Stop falling out

During the pandemic, a common theme of hair loss has been reported for those that haven’t gotten sick. Quarantine hair loss is a thing. It’s a strange phenomenon that no one can really explain. Is it a deficiency in vitamins or a lack of sunshine? Is it just as simple as common hair loss brough on by stress? Argan Oil is a natural strengthener to hair and is nurturing to the scalp. Again, a little goes a long way. But before you try to douse your head in Argan, be sure to do a test spot on the back of your wrist to make sure you don’t have any adverse reactions. Practice safety first, always.

Natural nails

With the closing and reopening of salons, who knows when it’s possible to get a refill on the nails? Some have asked is it even worth taking the risk of COVID-19 exposure since no one is seeing my nails but me? That’s a question only you can answer for yourself. But many have gone all natural with their nails over the last several months. Repairing the insult of what we can put our nails through just to look fabulous can take some time and patience. And lots of nourishment. Argan oil can help with that, too. Pack with vitamins and anti-inflammatory properties, Argan has the ability to strengthen nails and heal damage. Another bonus, Argan can help treat nail fungus, naturally.

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How To Get Your Guy To Always Look His Best

How To Get Your Guy To Always Look His Best

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Picture the scene: It’s date night, and you have spent the day getting yourself ready for the special evening ahead with your guy. You have taken a shower, organized your evening wear, and carefully applied your beauty products. You’re good to go. 

Your partner on the other hand…

If he isn’t looking his best, perhaps because he hasn’t made the effort, you’re going to be pretty upset! This might even taint your date night, as you might be a little angry and embarrassed if he hasn’t bothered to care about his appearance. 

So, how can you make sure he always looks his best in the future?

#1: Buy nice clothes for him

Some guys prefer to do their own clothes shopping, but there are also those who are content to wear whatever they have owned for the last ‘x’ number of years. If it’s a case of the latter with your guy, it might be that you should gift him nice clothes occasionally, perhaps on his birthday, at Christmas, or on any random occasion. You do need to be careful. of course. You will need to know his size, and you will need to know what he is likely to wear, as you might make matters worse if you buy something ill-fitting and against his taste. But if you do your homework first, you should be able to buy him something that looks good, and as it’s a gift, he might be more likely to wear it. 

#2: Add items to your supermarket basket

When you’re out shopping, look for the best deodorants for your guy if you know he doesn’t have any. And look for the right shampoos for your guy too, and even the best oil-based pomade if you know he would benefit. When he has the right products at home, he will be more likely to use them, even if you do need to point him in the right direction occasionally. So, consider what he is short of and unlikely to buy himself, and add them to your supermarket basket. 

#3: Compliment him when he does make the effort

We all like to be complimented, so when he does do something to make the effort with his appearance, let him know how good he looks. This form of encouragement might make him make more of an effort again in the future, not only because he knows he looks good, but because he knows it makes you happy too.

#4: Gently educate him

Some guys want to look good but they don’t know how to do it. They might be clueless when it comes to choosing their own wardrobe, and they might not know the first thing about hair or skincare. So, direct him to fashion sites where he will pick up a few top tips, and bookmark any articles you find, such as our post on men’s skincare. Maybe look for a few YouTube tutorials too, but in all that you do, don’t force these things on him. Simply encourage him to take a look in his own time, without making a big deal about it. This way, he won’t feel as if you are nagging him in any way.

With these tips, your guy should (hopefully) look his best the next time you’re out together! Leave a comment below if you have any other advice for our readers.

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Shape Up for the Holidays

Shape Up for the Holidays

Most years, trying to stay fit during the holiday season can be difficult for anyone. First of all, if you live in the northern hemisphere, it is winter. The body automatically keeps an additional few pounds as insulation for the colder months. Next, add in all the gatherings that are surrounded by the most delicious food… This is a recipe for adding on weight.

This Holiday Season

Covid-19 and self-quarantine have changed a lot of people’s eating habits during the warmer months. Binge watching TV and snacking away the extra stress is totally understandable. Plus, being unable to commit to the usual summer activities has subsequently added on a few pounds to some fine folks. If you’re feeling self-conscious about it, fine, get yourself the best shapewear for tummy and waist to inspire you to feel better about your appearance. However, this isn’t the time to be overanxious about what the winter is going to do to your body if you are already feeling out of shape. You need to first remember: you are beautiful inside and out. And second: this is the time to focus on staying healthy, any which way you and your family can.

Staying Active, Even in Small Ways

Staying active in any way is needed to keep your immune system up. Don’t belong to a gym or don’t want to go to one during this time. Do some simple things to maintain health.

-Add in a daily walk around your property. Brisk walks can really stir up the heart rate.

-If you got a staircase, use it. Going up and down the stairs, repeatedly, can give your body a total cardio workout.

-Got kids? Little ones love to be helpful. Do stretching together as a playtime activity. Do squats while picking up the toys. Reward sit-ups with a kiss from your fellow quarantined loved ones.

-Give a little support. Add the best workout waist trainer to your wardrobe to give support to your back and help shape your body as you even do the most minimal workouts.

Invest in Yourself This Holiday Season

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With Black Friday Deals happening everywhere already this holiday season, lookout for some great deals on the ‘home’ things you’ve been thinking about. Exercise equipment is usually a huge score during the Black Friday sales. If it’s just you and your partner, perhaps, invest in a box-food company for portion control on your main meals. Don’t forget about the pampering aspects… Sculptshe Black Friday Promotion is where you can get workout support waist trainers as well as silky waist shapers to bring some sexy back into your quarantined self-esteem. And don’t forget, massaging chairs or portable back massagers might be a great way to care for your muscles, especially at this time.

The north has a lot of colder weather ahead of them as the southern hemisphere falls into their warmer months. Either way, staying in healthy and preventing serious side effects from our quarantine-lifestyles is very important. Muscle atrophy, mental health and malnutrition has affected many during this time. It’s time to make sure you are getting the best from the nutrients in the food you eat, the people you surround yourself with and the way you treat your body on a regular basis.

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Top Tips For Men’s Skin Care This Winter

Top Tips For Men’s Skin Care This Winter

We are now in the autumn and before we know it, winter will be upon us and with that is cold, harsh weather. This can play havoc with our skin, leaving us with dry and often sore skin.

Men, in particular, tend to neglect their skin and leave it to the elements. They are more likely to be working outside, they are more likely to be shaving their faces and much less likely to be using any skincare products. Put all these things together and you have the perfect recipe for sad winter skin.

Here, we look at some of the things that you can do to help protect your skin this winter so you can have skin that feels smooth, soft and perfectly touchable. 

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Clean your shaving tools

No matter how good your cleansing and skincare routine, if you are using a beard trimmer or a razor and do not clean them in between uses, you are transferring all of the dead skin cells, oil and grime back onto your skin. Not only is this pretty gross, but it is a cesspool of bacteria which can even cause infections of the skin. Make sure you clean your shaving tools in between use and if they begin to show signs of rust or damage, get rid of them and buy new ones straight away to avoid injuring your skin.

Moisturize

If you are going to do one thing for your skin, whatever time of the year it is, make sure you moisturize it. Moisturizing is not just for women – it is for anyone with skin! It is especially important to use a moisturizer along with other skincare products from letsdisco.co in the winter to replace all the natural oils and moisture lost from your skin. Opt for something rich and luxurious and slather it on every morning and every evening after cleansing. 

Invest in a humidifier

Skin is our largest organ and reacts to our environment. In the winter, when we have our central heating and car heating cranked up to full blast, hot, dry air is pumped around the space that you are in. This plays havoc with your skin, causing it to feel dry, itchy and flaky. Combat that by increasing the amount of moisture in the air. The best way of doing that is to put a humidifier in the room. This will not only benefit your skin but your hair and overall health.

Keep it covered

The two main causes of skin dryness in winter is cold and dry air. If you can minimize your skin’s exposure to harsh winter winds and cold, dry air, you can stop the natural oils of your skin from being stripped away. Where possible, wear gloves to protect your hands and use your scarf or collar on your jacket to cover your nose and lips. The less contact with the cold air and your skin, the better.

Keep hydrated and eat well

This is not really a winter skincare tip, but more of an all year round skincare tip. One of the best things that you can do for your skin, and general health, is to drink plenty of water and eat a healthy, balanced diet. When it comes to winter, we tend to eat lots of rich, heavy comfort foods and, when it comes to Christmas, drink lots of alcohol. This will leave your skin looking and feeling dull, lifeless and feel pretty horrible to touch. Balance out the beers with plenty of water and have a side of veggies with that pizza. It might be boring, but your skin will thank you for it. 

Slough it off

This is a part of the skincare routine that many people – men and women – omit, but a gentle exfoliator or scrub will clear the skin of dead cells that cling to the face, clog up your pores causing acne and blackheads and make your skin look dull and patchy. It is particularly important as you get older – at the age of 25 or so, the rate that your skin sloughs off dead cells naturally slows down. Avoid the sandpaper though; something light and gentle is the way forward.

Taking care of your skin is not just something for women. Taking care of your skin helps your skin feel and look great, whatever the weather and whatever your age. 

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How to Grow and Keep a Great Looking Beard

How to Grow and Keep a Great Looking Beard

So, you’re a guy that’s decided to grow a beard? You’ll be the envy of all of the guys that secretly wish that they could sport a handsome beard and you’ll no doubt turn a few heads from those that admire beards on guys. 

But where do you start when it comes to growing a beard? How do you make sure that your beard looks dapper and not a complete mess? 

Here are some beard care tips for the guys out there that want to grow their mane. Read on for more. 

Know Which Beard Shape Will Suit Your Face

When it comes to beard gains, you need to know which style of beard is going to best suit your face. 

Generally, you should let the beard soften any extremities in your features and pull everything closer to the centre of your face. For instance, if you have a long face, you wouldn’t want a beard that is long, and that will accentuate this fact. You’ll want a beard that widens your face so plan to grow a beard that has wider sides and is kept short at the chin. If you have a square face, think about softening up your jaw and having a larger patch of hair under your chin. 

A Good Beard Takes Time 

When it comes to growing a great beard, it will take time. You shouldn’t expect to see your beard appearing within days or even weeks. A good beard could take months or even longer to cultivate. 

Be patient with your beard. It will grow eventually. 

Shave the Perimeter 

There is a difference between a beard that is left to grow wild and a well-kept beard, and that is that the perimeter is always kept neat and tidy on a well-kept beard. 

This means shaving your cheeks and your neckline to keep your beard in check. 

Know How and When To Trim Your Beard

If you want a great looking beard, you need to know when and how you should trim your beard. Trim too early or too short, and you’ll be left with a weak-looking beard. 

Invest in a good quality trimmer. If you are not confident that you’ll do a good job, find a barber that is experienced at trimming beards. A good rule of thumb when looking for a barber for your beard is to see if they have a beard themselves. They will understand the plight of perfecting the perfect mane. 

Wash Your Beard Often 

Just like the hairs on your head, you need to wash your beard often. Think about getting a good beard wash that will not only clean your beard but the skin underneath it too. Dead skin under your beard hairs can be a problem, so you may want to clean your beard with an antidandruff shampoo. 

Then, once you have washed your beard, gently pat it dry. Never use a hairdryer or aggressively towel dry it as this could cause damage to your hairs.

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Got The Time: Nordgreen Watches

Got The Time: Nordgreen Watches

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Nordgreen has a unique name and a unique watch. The name Nordgreen is Danish. Nord: being of Nordic identity. And Green: signifies the commitment to the earth. Now, I’ve tried many watches over the years and Nordgreen Watches do not disappoint! They offer several styles to choose from for both men and women as well as single band or bundles. Bands come in metal, leather and nylon. Nordgreen brings classy, quality watches together with the environment by giving back to the environment when you purchase one of their finest watches.

Plus, you get to choose what cause you want the proceeds to go to. There’s three categories to choose from… Health. Environment. Education. It’s pretty simple to give back while treating yourself. Nordgreen wants you to pick your favorite style. Once you received the watch, which ships fast, choose your cause. You then, enter the serial number located on the back of the watch. Enter in the rest of your information and change the world for the better, simply by showing off your style.

Styles

For me, I decided on the gorgeous ‘Infinity’ style in Rose Gold. It has a metal tight-mesh band that doesn’t pull on the skin when wearing it. My first concerned because the tiny size of my writs that I would have trouble resizing the metal band. However, with its sliding clasp, I had no issues with adjusting the watchband to the proper size. Again, the band was super comfortable with no pulling of baby hairs. That’s a huge bonus! The watch, itself, has a beautiful face. It’s a delicate beauty with a strong presence.

Noticeable

Social distancing is a major thing in our world right now, I was wearing the watch and several people who were over six feet away complemented the watch. I’ve learned that a watch can say a lot about a person, and I like what Nordgreen says about me.

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