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June, 2019

6Reasons You’ll Want to Wear Red Lipstick to Work

red lipstick is not for the faint-hearted. It is bold, makes a statement and gets heads turning. Wearing it to the office always seems like too much of a bold move for many women. But that’s just a myth! You can wear red lipstick to the office on any day. In fact, Vogue made it easy for you by listing down the best red lipstick shades that you can find this year. Still, don’t believe it? Here are several reasons you’ll want Rocking to wear red to work.

Update Your Look

Red lipstick instantly ups your outfit from boring to attention-grabbing. A simple dress could easily turn into a stunner once you slap on some red lipstick. You could be wearing some really boring outfit, but the moment you pout your lips and wear red, the whole outfit looks put together and updated.

The key to wearing red is to never be over-the-top. This means that the rest of your outfit needs to be muted or neutral, especially for work. Avoid wearing reds with patterns and brightly colored clothes as you will end up looking like you’re trying too hard.

Disguise Your Hangovers

This reason to wear red might be a surprise to you, but have you ever woken up after a bad decision the previous night and still had to go to work? Short of drinking gallons of coffee and sporting sunglasses indoors, the best way you can disguise a night of merrymaking is by wearing red lipstick. It throws people off from the fact that your eyes may be slightly bloodshot or that your skin may be blotchy, because it draws attention to your lips, and away from anything else. Studies showed here prove that red lipstick does draw attention to you and boosts your confidence.

It Makes You Look Like You Make an Effort

Imagine rocking a black pantsuit with a white silk blouse underneath and red lipstick for the finishing touch. You’ll definitely receive numerous compliments and it will seem like you made an extra effort to look good. Truth be told, you may have just randomly chosen the outfit but to your colleagues, it will seem as if you woke up on time, exercised, had a healthy breakfast, wore your clothes and waltzed into work ready to take on the day.

There Are Countless Shades to Choose From

There is no one-size-fits-all shade of red to suit every skin tone, although Mac’s Ruby Woo is a favorite for many ladies. There are red lipsticks that have orange hues and others that have blue undertones. There are shades suited for pale, olive and dark skin tones. Every skin tone has an undertone which could be warm, neutral or cool. Warm undertones work well with shades that have oranges in them, while cool undertones are best paired with reds with blue undertones.

You will also find that lipsticks come in different formulas as seen on lovelylips.net.You can choose from matte, to glossy to semi-matte. The texture of the lipstick has nothing to do with your skin tone, and more to do with personal preference.

It Emphasizes Your Body Language

Frustrated that your boss or colleagues aren’t taking you seriously? Wear red lipstick. Body language experts claim that wearing red draws attention to your mouth, thus increasing the chances of you being heard. Have a presentation to make and really want to make an impact? Wear red lipstick. Want to command more attention by oozing confidence? Yes, you guessed it. Wear red lipstick.

Red Lipstick Never Goes Out of Style

Just like the little black dress that can be dressed up and down and is a closet must-have, red lipstick joins the ranks of the items that every woman should own. The fact that it can be worn to the office, to a party, and to a meeting with friends, shows how versatile this lip color is, and it will never go out of style. It is a timeless lip color that has been worn since the ’60s and will continue to stick around in the years to come.

In conclusion, red lipstick should never be reserved for night outs with your significant other or other special occasions. Break the norm by wearing red to work, every day if need be.

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Remove Facial Hair – Nice and Easy!

Almost everyone has facial hair; it can be on the chin, eyebrows, cheeks or upper lip, but just because it is there does not mean that it is wanted, especially in today’s “picture perfect” society. Different people choose to approach the issue of facial hair in different ways: it is a personal choice whether to accept it or get rid of it. If you are bothered by your facial hair, here are five safe ways you can use to get rid of it:

1)    The Laser hair removal way

Laser hair removal is one of the safest ways used by thousands to get rid of unwanted facial hair. Of course, the word “laser” might send some chills down your spine, but this method of hair removal has been tested and proved to be safe and effective: Laser treatment offers longer lasting results than other hair removal methods.

Laser hair removal utilizes a laser machine to “shoot” a specific wavelength of light onto hair follicles, thus damaging them in the process. The principle behind this treatment is that damaged hair follicles do not grow back as quickly as healthy ones; therefore people who use this method may not experience new hair growth in almost six months, and in some instances the results are permanent.

What makes laser hair removal safe is the fact that it is a non-invasive treatment, which means that there is little damage or side effects. The laser machine is also quite precise, only focusing on hair follicles. Therefore, there is no damage to the skin.

While this form of ‘treatment’ is quite effective, you will need to undergo several sessions to kill the Hair Follicles completely. These sessions can be costly for some people; however, if you compare the long-term or “lifetime” cost of other options such as waxing, you will realize that laser treatment is a money-saving and time-saving alternative.  While you are still thinking of laser treatment, visit Fashion Gone Rogue to find out more on the benefits of laser hair removal and why it would be an excellent option for you.

2)    Wax facial hair off

One common and safe way of getting rid of facial hair is waxing. There are two waxing methods used for facial hair, the use of soft wax, where hairs are applied hot wax then a cloth strip is used to pull the hair out. The other method is the use of hard wax, whereby warm wax applied on the hair is left to harden then pulled out on its own (with hair) after it has hardened. If you are thinking, “ouch!” you are right. Waxing can be very painful, especially on the face where hairs are fine and the skin more sensitive. Waxing can also lead to ingrowth hairs when not correctly carried out, which may lead to skin inflammation.

3)    Tweezing

Tweezers are a standard “cosmetic tool” found in most homes, and thus tweezing is the easiest method used by most peopleto get rid of unwanted facial hair. However, tweezing is only useful in small localized areas like on the chin or eyebrows. The method can also be painful for some people.  It is also essential to make sure that the tweezers are sterile before you start plucking hairs away, to avoid getting a skin infection.

4)    Use of depilatory creams

There was a time when the use of depilatory creams was the least favorite hair removal method for most people, due to their pungent scents and the harsh chemicals in some of them. However, this is no longer the case due to the introduction of safe and fragrance-free depilatory creams. All you need to do to get rid of your unwanted hair is to apply the cream on your desired area and wipe it away with the hairs after some few minutes. If you decide to use these creams, you should do a patch test to make sure that you’re not allergic to some of the chemical components in the cream. Depilatory creams also don’t offer long lasting results such as those offered by laser hair removal.

5)    Shaving

While shaving using a razor may not be a popular way of getting rid of facial hair, it is still one of the safest options used by some people. Hairs cut using a razor may feel pricklier as they grow, as shaving cuts the hair follicle into half as compared to the other options mentioned above which either destroy the follicle or remove the hairs from their roots.  Shaving is also a temporary solution, and you may always have to shave new hair growth.

Imagine you are getting ready for a date or event, and you notice an unruly hair or hairs sticking out from your chin! Yes, the sight would probably bother you, and you may find a quick solution, which might not be safe for your skin. You can spare yourself from the pain and probably side effects of an unsafe hair removal technique by opting to use one of the safe ways of getting rid of unwanted facial hair described here.

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