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Hi! I'm Shabana. I live in Bahrain. I'm a businesswoman by day and a fitness instructor by night. I believe that dressing up is the easiest way of loving yourself, and this blog is where I journal my outfits and my life. If you'd like to know more, click on the About Me tab on top. I hope you enjoy my blog!
                            
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The Ultimate Wardrobe Detox Guide

The Ultimate Wardrobe Detox Guide



There are several reasons due to which the minimalism movement is gaining momentum, and not just in fashion, but life in general. The core idea of minimalism, contrary to popular belief, doesn’t revolve around classic and timeless garments in neutral and non-colors, although it’s a part of it. No, minimalism is about simplicity and things that add true value to your life, whether it’s time management, unnecessary and toxic relationships, as well as redundant items cluttering your space – clothes included.


Now, for many people, the idea of a wardrobe detox is as terrifying as it is appealing. They’re tempted to clean and clear, but are also reluctant to let go. There are items in your wardrobe that you spent good money on, items that have a sentimental value and things you may wear again someday. Well, it’s time to get rid of those fears and jump on the detox train. Once you get started you’ll become instantly aware of the benefits (and the fun of it).
A wardrobe detox will not only help you declutter, but will give you the gift of time. Because once you’ve cleansed, you’ll be surprised by the sense of liberation. Not to mention that your outfit creating process will become incomparably easier. The best part though, is the fact that it will give you the opportunity to define and refine your sense of style, and once you have a clear vision of your fashion persona, that’s where the real fun begins. So, let’s see how to go about it, and trust us, it’s way simpler than you imagine it.

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The general rule when kicking off the detox process is that everything that you haven’t worn for a year must go. No, you won’t wear it again, and you know it, so it goes. Second in line is the ‘sentimental pile’. Although these pieces remind you of a happy occasion – you know they’re outdated and you’ll never wear them again. Your memories are etched in your mind, and you don’t need a garment in order to remember them.

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 Clothes that give you a headache definitely need to be parted from. You always have a difficult time combining them and they were probably an impulse purchase that you regretted immediately. Now, the toughest category is the ‘pricey’ one. You feel most reluctant to part from these items because you spent a great deal of money on them. You just need to make peace with the fact that the money is already gone, and keeping what you won’t be using is only wasting your space now. Give them away, sell them, but make the tough choice and send them away.

Starting over

Once you’ve bared your closet, it’s time to see what made the cut. The first items you need to look for are your essentials. Essentials are items that truly reflect your style, are highly versatile and easy to combine, have a timeless quality to them, are well-tailored, made from quality fabrics, and most importantly, fit perfectly. These should include a pair of classic black trousers, a trench coat in a neutral hue, a coat, a leather jacket, timeless dresses and skirts, classic watches and shoes.


If you see that your wardrobe is lacking in the essentials department, go shopping and bear this list in mind.

Making a statement

If you’ve ever seen the fashion guru Tim Gunn in action in his What Not to Wear show, you are familiar with the fact that once he’s done editing someone’s wardrobe, he takes them shopping for essentials and then rewards them with one item he usually refers to as ‘the indulgent item’. More often than not, this is a tad extravagant statement dress. When shopping for statement pieces, it’s paramount to look for amazingly tailored dresses that will leave everyone in awe; the wow effect is what a statement piece is all about. These dresses, as well as a few statement tops and skirts, should be stunning and make you ready to go as soon as you put them on – no accessories required.

One thing to always keep in mind is that you shouldn’t purchase too many of them. They’re to be worn for special occasions, so you need to be guided by the ‘quality over quantity’ mantra.

Last but not least

Your wardrobe detox can’t possibly be complete without a good number of basics. These include, but are not limited to, regular T-shirts in several (highly combinable) colors, a few great pairs of jeans for your body type, two to three pairs of flats, one or two blazers, a white shirt, and a few great sweaters.

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That’s it, you’re done. Now, no one says you should limit yourself to these pieces and never make another purchase. The point is to create a wardrobe that will represent a base on which you will build up when necessary, keeping in mind what you own and how a potential new garment fits into the picture.  


Author BIO:

Sophia Smith is Australian based fashion, beauty and lifestyle blogger. She could be described as beauty addict and life lover. She writes mostly in fashion and beauty related topics, mainly through blogs and articles. Sophia is regular contributor at High Style Life.

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I hope you found that article by Sophia on wardrobe detoxing useful! Fall and winter are coming soon so it's the perfect time to clear out the junk! Keep only the clothes you absolutely love and you won't be in a 'What should I wear' situation any day! 

Until next time,

xoxo
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Blue Floral Pants and Building a Wardrobe Of Comfortable Style

Blue Floral Pants and Building a Wardrobe Of Comfortable Style











Floral pants. I could stock my entire wardrobe with them. I have long legs so printed pants look good on me, and I try to get them whenever I can. And of course, floral is my favorite kind of print. Flowers splashed all over a drab item like trousers make them look feminine and cheerful, and add an exuberant touch to your work wardrobe. These pants from Oasis are a thick polyester mix, with a tapered leg, and they have my two favorite features- an elasticated waist at the back and pockets. {Which girl doesn't love pockets?!} The elasticated waist and tapered leg mean that they're very comfortable to move around in, while subtle pleats near in the front give them a formal look. I love the boldness of the floral print and the fact that it's in different shades of blue as it's a great neutral color that goes with most other colors. 

I picked out the red in the pants and matched this red top from Koton with it. I'm finding that this top is soon becoming my favorite because one, it's the perfect shade of red, and two, it looks so elegant because of the lace accents. I used to have a red top similar to this one and after wearing it a zillion times I gave it away. Ever since I've been looking for the same kind of top again and I found this one which is not only the exact same cut and color, but has lace. Woohoo! The lace accents give it a beautiful luxurious feel even though the cut is simple. The material is a soft cotton mix making it feel cool and light on the skin. I finished with metallic blue pumps and a few accessories of crystal tear drop earrings and a statement watch. This is a great outfit to run around doing meetings in, as it's cool and comfy. You can throw on a blazer or a smart jacket if you're sitting in a freezing office.

My good friend Nada's last blog post on wearing what you're comfortable in inspired me to write my next bit in this post. In her post Nada talks about having 'meh' days and just wanting to wear what you're comfortable on in those days. And it got me thinking about my wardrobe, and I realized I don't have anything that I'm not uncomfortable in! Yup! ALL my clothes are super duper comfy! If you've been following my posts for a while, {and reading what I write instead of just looking at the pictures, haha}, you'll notice that almost always I describe my clothes as a linen mix/ cotton mix, cool, comfy and easy to move around in. That's because I believe very strongly that first and foremost, your clothes should be comfortable. There's no need to sacrifice comfort for style. Once you know your style and what you like, look for the most comfortable variation/ cut/ material of those clothing items. Buy clothes according to your lifestyle {which means where you work, what your day involves, whether or not you have babies or young children to tend to which may mean having to wash your clothes frequently or having to get dressed in a hurry every morning, and other factors like that}, as well as the weather of the place you live in {no point in buying heavy and expensive winter wear if you live in Bahrain!}.

Same goes for shoes. If you like high heels, get them in your size or a size bigger so they don't hurt your feet. Some of my high heels are more comfortable than flats! If you prefer flats, make sure they don't rub against the corners of your feet and cause pain. There are many types of socks available which you can wear to protect your feet from painful friction in any kind of shoes. Yes I know that WHY CAN'T SHOE MAKERS JUST MAKE COMPLETELY COMFORTABLE SHOES but... c'est la vie. You can buy socks that cover the bottom and sides of your feet so they can't be seen, but they'll stop those painful angry red marks on the corners of your feet from rubbing against the shoe. I use these liner socks from New Look. They're cheap and they do the job nicely. I wear them with both flats and heels. And lastly, the same goes for accessories. Don't buy costume jewelry if it makes your skin itch. Or heavy jewelry when you know you'll get tired of wearing it all day. Buy bags and sunglasses that complement your lifestyle and your style.

There's always an area where your style and comfort intersect and that's the area you want to build a house on and live in forever. The MAIN reason you're going to do this, is because you'll be in a good mood when your clothes aren't causing you discomfort. Life is too short to be wearing uncomfortable things!

Once you have determined what kind of clothes, shoes and accessories go perfectly with your style AND are comfortable, fill up your wardrobe with them! And yes, that also means getting rid of anything and everything that feels horrible! Get rid of those too-tight shoes, that itchy dress, and that jacket that pulls across your back. Imagine having a closet full of things that are not only your style, but also super comfy and pleasant to wear. Each item should feel so good you wanna wear it all day, every day. So even on those days when you're not in the mood to get dressed and just want to wear what you're most comfortable in, you'll still end up looking great! 

Top: Koton, Pants: Oasis, Shoes: ASOS. Photos: Nada Qamber

Until next time

xoxo
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Pink, White and Floral, And My Exciting Weekend Plans

Pink, White and Floral, And My Exciting Weekend Plans




Sometimes the simplest outfit of trousers paired with a button-down shirt and a scarf can go a long way. But what sets a simple look apart are the colors and the way it's coordinated. I'll always be a lover of pastels and always a lover of pink. These dusty rose pants are a gorgeous linen material and aren't too tight a fit on the legs. I paired them with a white cotton button-down from Koton. I love the material and the fit of the button-downs from Koton so much that I have them in 4 colors. Button-downs are practical and smart work-wear basics, so it's a good idea to get them in various colors. Find one that's of good quality and that fits well, and then stock up! They're perfect to grab and wear on those days when you hit the snooze button one too many times and have to rush out the door for the office. And of course, button-downs go with everything. 

Coming back to the outfit, I usually like to tuck my in shirts but since I wanted to wear this long scarf around my neck, I left the shirt untucked so the scarf looked good hanging against it. This scarf is quite long, which is so great if you're tall like me, and has a lovely large floral print. I chose this scarf because the pink in it matches the pants, making for a professional, coordinated look, and the blue adds some more color to the whole ensemble. I tied a simple knot in the scarf to let it drape down and add some interest to the plainness of the white shirt.

I usually reserve my scarves for when the weather gets cooler as they're perfect for fall style. I can't imagine wearing a scarf in this blistering heat, but since everything I'm wearing is natural fiber; including the scarf; I wasn't hot in the least. The material is a thin, soft cotton, and you barely feel the weight of it. I finished with nude round-toe pumps that are one of the most comfy pair of heels I own. I was running around having meetings during peak sunny hours on this day, which is why I made sure my outfit was all cotton and comfortable. You have to dress for comfort when you know it's going to be a long day!

This last week has been exhausting what with the moving, the relaunch of the new BodyCombat and BodyBalance releases, {which meant extra classes and lots of working out trying to learn the new choreography}, running around for my Secret Project and completing one major part of it, while managing both my businesses as usual. I haven't had much sleep and I'm really looking forward to catching up on snoozes this week/ weekend. If you were wondering why my posts have been few and far in-between, it's because of all the above! On days when I had time to post, I was too bone tired to do it. Hopefully I get the time to take blog photos this weekend or next week, and have some new outfits to post. 

Thankfully, we're done moving house and now comes the long and arduous task of arranging the house to look like a home. I reckon it will take us a month at least to get everything in place. Although I enjoy organizing stuff, and doing up a house is fun, it's arduous because I Have. No. Time! I'm busy during the week with work and classes, and too exhausted to arrange furniture and knick knacks at night. I'm desperately waiting for the weekend so I can dedicate it to staying home and getting my room sorted. Exciting weekend plans, right? 

Shirt: Koton, Pants: ASOS, Scarf: c/o Massimo Dutti, Earrings, Ring: Gifted, Shoes: Next
Photos: Nada Qamber

Until next time,

xoxo
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Dressy in Beige + Embroidery, and Searching For Breath

Dressy in Beige + Embroidery, and Searching For Breath










In case you haven't noticed, I haven't blogged in a while. That's because I haven't had time to breathe since my last blog post. Why, you ask? Well, you know that saying- in life, either nothing happens at all, or everything happens all at once? Well, I have been experiencing the second. EVERYTHING is happening ALL AT ONCE! Work is busy busy busy, with an average of 3 meetings in a day {at three different locations!}, we're moving house, both my oldest best friends are visiting Bahrain so MUST socialize with them before they leave, my secret project is speeding up and there's a lot of work to be done so it can be launched soon, {watch this space!}, I need to learn the latest choreography for BodyCombat and BodyBalance for the relaunch next week, plus my regular classes are going on as normal. Whew! And the blasted heat and humidity doesn't help! $@%#&!!

I never imagined my summer to be this busy. It feels as if my attention is being pulled in a thousand different directions. Sometimes I find myself wishing that human cloning were normal and accepted so I could clone four of me to get all the work done and be in four different places at the same time. Although all this busyness is good, and yes, I do enjoy it because some weird flaw in my DNA makes me like being busy and productive, I do wish I could get a time out. I haven't had a lazy Friday since before Ramadan! It has been one workweek seguing into the next, feeling like I've never seen a weekend. Fingers crossed that I can rest and relax once we move house, which will probably be by next week. 

The thing is, moving house takes priority over everything else. No point in trying to get anything else done when you need to sort out hearth and home. Thankfully, we found a gorgeous place to move into which ticks all the right boxes and we can't wait to settle in it. That's definitely something I'm looking forward to. Another exciting event in the very near future is the launch of my secret project, which is underway now and scheduled for the big reveal by end of August, and a big launch in September. There's a lot of things planned for it, lots of planning still to be done, but it's all super duper exciting. And yes I know it's frustrating for you to still not know what it is, but trust me, it's more frustrating for me to not be able to reveal it when I'm this excited. But all in good time. Patience is a virtue. 

Talking about today's outfit, a good friend of my mother's gave her this delicate beige embroidered material, as a gift to give to me, a few years back. It was only recently that my mother showed it to me and said it's for you, and I was like whaaaaaaa? Why did you kept this beautiful piece of gorgeousness hidden from me for so long?! So we designed it fastly and gave it to the tailor fastly. The embroidery on it is so stunning, we decided to keep the shape of the top simple so the embellishment gets all the attention. I love the muted colors of pink and green in the needlework, the beautiful vertical pattern and the intricately ornate motifs. The work being at the bottom of the cloth makes it unique, as most embroidery is usually focused near the neck and yoke, like in this white blouse in my last post

I absolutely adore a fancy blouse because it's great for those occasions when you need to dress up but you don't necessarily want to wear a dress. And when you know that you'll be comfortable only in pants and not a skirt, for occasions where you're going to be sitting on the ground or playing with pets/ children and you don't want to inadvertently flash your knickers. You can pair the blouse with a nice pair of trousers for a dinner date or office party, or with skinny jeans for a night out with the girls. A pretty pair of heels will make it look even more sophisticated. 

In this look I paired this dressy blouse with simple, straight black pants, and as I was aiming for a full-on occasion-worthy outfit, I accessorized with metallic gold accessories and pumps. The bejewelled cluctch added the finishing touch to this evening wear outfit. Good look for a housewarming party, wouldn't you say? ;) 

Top: Own Design, Pants: Zara, Earrings, Clutch, Cuff, Watch: Gifted, Shoes: ASOS
Photos: Arif Feroze

Until next time,

xoxo
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Heat Exhaustion- How To Prevent It, How To Treat It + Herbal Remedies For Heat

Heat Exhaustion- How To Prevent It, How To Treat It + Herbal Remedies For Heat



The heat and humidity we're having this summer is INSANE. I can't remember it ever being this hot and humid! In this kind of weather, it's so easy to get dehydrated, heat exhaustion, or worse, heat stroke. My father almost completely collapsed from heat exhaustion a day back. We had to call the ambulance and everything. Being certified in First Aid, I recognized his symptoms and knew what to do until the ambulance came. You may not. Thus I'm writing this article to tell you how to prevent heat exhaustion, and what to do if you or a family member gets it. Please remember, heat exhaustion if untreated, can lead to heat stroke, which can be FATAL. Which means that you can DIE from your body being overheated.

What is heat exhaustion?

Heat exhaustion happens when your body overheats. Heat exhaustion can begin suddenly, usually after working or playing in the heat, perspiring heavily or being dehydrated. It's one of three heat-related syndromes, with heat cramps being the mildest and heat stroke being the most severe.
Causes of heat exhaustion include exposure to high temperatures, particularly when combined with high humidity, and strenuous physical activity. 
Symptoms of heat exhaustion:
  • Faintness or dizziness
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Heavy sweating often accompanied by cold, clammy skin
  • Weak, rapid pulse
  • Pale or flushed face
  • Muscle cramps
  • Headache
  • Weakness or fatigue
What to do if you see someone that has heat exhaustion:

Untreated, heat exhaustion can lead to heat stroke, which is a life-threatening condition. If you suspect heat exhaustion, take these steps immediately:

  • Move the person out of the heat and into a shady or air-conditioned place.
  • Lay the person down and elevate the legs and feet slightly.
  • Remove tight or heavy clothing.
  • Have the person drink cool water or other non-alcoholic beverage without caffeine.
  • Cool the person by spraying or sponging with cool water and fanning.
  • Monitor the person carefully.
Call 999 or your local emergency number if the person's condition deteriorates, especially if he or she experiences:
  • Fainting
  • Confusion
  • Seizures
  • Fever of 104 F (40 C) or greater
What is heat stroke?

Heat stroke is a condition caused by your body overheating, usually as a result of prolonged exposure to or physical exertion in high temperatures. This most serious form of heat injury, heat stroke can occur if your body temperature rises to 104 F (40 C) or higher.
Heat stroke requires emergency treatment. Untreated heat stroke can quickly damage your brain, heart, kidneys and muscles. The damage worsens the longer treatment is delayed, increasing your risk of serious complications or death.
Symptoms of heat stroke:
  • High body temperature. A body temperature of 104 F (40 C) or higher is the main sign of heat stroke.
  • Altered mental state or behavior. Confusion, agitation, slurred speech, irritability, delirium, seizures and coma can all result from heat stroke.
  • Alteration in sweating. In heat stroke brought on by hot weather, your skin will feel hot and dry to the touch. However, in heat stroke brought on by strenuous exercise, your skin may feel moist.
  • Nausea and vomiting. You may feel sick to your stomach or vomit.
  • Flushed skin. Your skin may turn red as your body temperature increases.
  • Rapid breathing. Your breathing may become rapid and shallow.
  • Racing heart rate. Your pulse may significantly increase because heat stress places a tremendous burden on your heart to help cool your body.
  • Headache. Your head may throb.
What to do if you see someone that has heat stroke:
If you think a person may be experiencing heat stroke, seek immediate medical help. Call 999 or your local emergency services number. Take immediate action to cool the overheated person while waiting for emergency treatment.
  • Get the person into shade or indoors.
  • Remove excess clothing.
  • Cool the person with whatever means available — put in a cool tub of water or a cool shower, spray with a garden hose, sponge with cool water, fan while misting with cool water, or place ice packs or cold, wet towels on the person's head, neck, armpits and groin.
Source: Mayo Clinic

How to prevent heat exhaustion in the first place


          These are a few of my tips to always stay hydrated and prevent heat exhaustion:

    ·         Be mindful of your water intake. Always think about how much water you've been drinking in the day. If you have been driving around in the sun or spent some time outside sweating because of the humidity, be aware of it and replenish the water your body must have lost {sip slowly, don't guzzle}. 

    ·         Carry water with you EVERYWHERE. Keep 3 bottles of water in your car. Have small bottles of water filled and kept ready on your shoe stand or near your door to grab on your way out. Always keep a bottle of water in your handbag. NEVER be without water. It's almost like you're gluing a bottle of water to your hand. Sip on it all day.
    ·         Water goals. Keep a big bottle of water on your work table and aim to finish it only during the day. Have more at night.

    ·         Other fluids. Drink unsweetened fruit juice, make smoothies at home, infuse water with fruit and herbs, and eat more water-rich foods like cucumbers and watermelon. 

    ·         Keep Oral Rehydration Solution {ORS} in your fridge. You can get it at any pharmacy. Have it when you're feeling super-drained. Give it to anyone suffering from heat exhaustion.

    ·         Keep drinks like Pocari Sweat and other restorative drinks in you fridge. Drink them after you've done a strenuous workout or after you've been in the sun for long. Avoid sugar-laden drinks like soft drinks, Gatorade and Red Bull. 

    Herbal remedies for heat exhaustion

These herbal remedies are great for heat exhaustion, as a post-workout drink, or just to cool down and feel refreshed:

·         Coriander water:  One tsp of coriander water boiled in 1 cup of water, cooled and stored. Lasts for 1 day. Helps to cool the body.

·         Pomegranate juice: Buy it from a cafe or make it at home. It's a coolant and is packed with great nutrients.

·         Coconut water: Restores electrolytes in the body. Try to get fresh coconut water if possible.

·         Honey lemon water: 1 cup of water, 1 tsp of honey and 2-3 drops of lemon. Add 2 pinches of cumin powder. Honey brings energy back to the body, lemon juice has antioxidants, and cumin is a cooling herb.

·         Herbal ORS: Pinch of salt, small piece of jaggery, 1/4 tsp cumin powder. Mix in 2 cups of water.

·         Green tea:  Let it cool and have without sugar.

That's it! Keep these points in mind and avoid getting heat exhaustion and prevent your family and loved ones from getting it. Stay in the shade, stay in the air-con, drink a lot of water and fluids, and be safe this summer!

Until next time

xoxo
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A Fashionista’s Guide for Summer Vacation Packing

A Fashionista’s Guide for Summer Vacation Packing


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Our love for fashion is directly proportional to the hate we have for packing; yes, that’s right – we hate packing and we’re not afraid to say it. Unfortunately, if you are traveling a lot (or you, generally, like to travel whenever the opportunity presents itself but don’t travel often), you have to get those suitcases ready or you’ll end up looking like a circus. It’s all good, we’ve got you covered. We, ourselves, are fashionista gals and we absolutely understand the need to look perfect when you are going away and the horror of packing everything up so it doesn’t fail your fashion vision. So, with that in mind, we’ve put together a little tutorial that will help you get all of your essentials in one place and help you look your best!


Without further ado, here we go:

Nowhere without dresses


Summer should be all about breathable but luxurious fabrics (and cuts!) that emphasize your gorgeous curves but still let them breathe. We love the idea of rich maxi dresses that ooze chill but still give your look a note of lavishness and comfort. Depending on the occasion, you can wear them in various colors, patterns and cuts and cause intrigue each time you show up. Dressed up and down with the right accessories, your dresses will easily look like catwalk material. When in doubt, combine your beautiful copper jewelry with your ankle-length dress for a jaw-dropping effect and add a little whimsy with floral, fringe or lace cardigans.
For a little leg action, choose dresses up to the knee; shorter may work if you are aiming for I-look-too-hot-to-care look. And the materials? Lace, see-through/sheer options, cotton and silk. 

Accessories for life

 Even if you show up wearing just your bathing suit and accessorize it with some awesome jewelry, you’ll still grab the looks of everyone present! With that in mind, make sure you pack up your most favorite chunky jewelry (it’s summer after all), sparkly stuff and attention-grabbing items. Necklaces, earrings, bracelets, rings – pack your favorite pieces that always, no matter what, make you feel gorgeous! We love the idea of a wide choker paired with a silk dress and heels or a diamond ring paired with diamond bud-earrings and a bodycon. There’s plenty of options to go with and we’ve got no doubt you’ll make it count.

Shoes cause drama


Depending on the number of days you’re vacationing for, make sure the shoes you pack serve their purpose. Although, we’re always pro flats, we’d advise you bring a pair or two (no more) of heels for special occasions (like a yacht party). Other than that, gladiator sandals in golden, silver or sand color will work perfectly. Plus, they pair beautifully with any item of clothes you pick – whether they are casual shorts and a T or a lux gown for the night. As for the heels, they do make a statement on their own – just make sure you wear them appropriately. Going to a beach party – no matter how lux – isn’t one of those heel-occasions, now, is it?


Your makeup and hygiene kit, above all else





When you are going on summer vacation, makeup is almost obsolete. After all, with the tan on and that beautiful summer glow, makeup plays a very tiny role and it’s there only to emphasize what’s already gorgeous. Nevertheless, you shouldn’t travel without your makeup kit by your side. Speaking from experience, your must-makeup kit should contain:
- skin-tone cream

- bronzer

- eyebrow gel

- mascara

- lipgloss/lipstick

- highlighter
And, that pretty much sums it up. There’s really no need to torture your skin with various makeup products – it’s too hot for that!

As for the hygiene kit, make sure you’ve got
- Coconut oil

- SPF 50 (or less, depending on your skin type) sunscreen

- Body spray

- Body cream

- Body wash

- Wet wipes (keep them close at all times; getting sweaty isn’t attractive in any form, really)
- Pads/tampons
- Toothbrush, toothpaste, floss
- Vaseline (perfect for sunburns, makeup foundation, body lotion and moisturizer replacement)
- Shaving supplies
- Hair products (nowhere without your hair conditioner!)


That would be it. It is time to forget about all the worries and have a sweet escape from your everyday life. Make it dreamy, exciting and fashionable!

Author Bio:

Claire Hastings is a wanderer and a writer. She writes as long as she can remember, and she is very passionate about fashion, running, other cultures, and her cat.

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I hope you enjoyed that helpful and useful post by Claire! Happy vacationing!

Until next time

xoxo
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