Fashion & Lifestyle Blog
September 1, 2017

Gentlemen, grooming can be an arduous task at the best of times. There are hundreds of different beard styles, grooming tips, and methods which many recite as gospel. But one of the main questions we ask ourselves is what tool is the right tool? Well, unfortunately the answer to that question isn’t clear cut. Every man on the planet has a different face shape, structure, hair type and personal style. To put it simply: every razor won’t work for every man.

There are however some great ways to narrow the playing field so that you can make an informed decision on the tool that will serve you best.

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Cartridge Razors

These are the most common type of razor, also known as the disposable razor. These usually come with 3 to 5 blades per razor, and are the best choice for the novice, or if you just want a clean, close shave. These razors are not made for grooming per-say, they perform the most basic job, getting rid of hair, but that’s about it. Cartridge razors are really handy for traveling, but after a number of uses the blades will blunt, which means you’ll have to by replacements.

Electric Shavers

On the other hand, if you want to really go to town and style the beard, like some of these images on Pinterest, an electric shaver can be a great option. With much more control than a standard razor, the electric shaver can be used to sculpt, trim, and shape the beard. There are plenty of brilliant ones out there such as the Braun Series 7 790cc which adapt to the thickness and length of your beard and will cut accordingly. You can even buy waterproof shavers which means that you’re no longer confined to dry shaves.

Double Edge Razor

This is considered the best option for those with more sensitive and irritable skin. They are known as the safety razor, as they are built in a way that offers a more gentle shave. Similar to using a cartridge razor, there will be the added investment of buying creams and foam.

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The Straight Razor

The last option is one that would likely be recognized from films such as Sweeney Todd. The old fashioned, barber style razor is one which predates all other competitors. But is it the best? If it’s a clean shave you are after then this is a great option. This razor probably give the closest shave out of the lineup, and is very precise. You will have to sharpen in regularly with a leather strop to maintain it, but it’s certainly a good choice.

Beard Trimmer

A beard trimmer is a great option of those who don’t require a full shave every day. The product is aptly named as it’s ideal for quick trims to keep your beard looking tidy.

In the end, the decision has to be yours. Whether you want a close, clean shave or a sculpted, Viking-like beard. Each type of razor has its own merits and downfalls. Hopefully, this gave you a better insight into making that choice.

 

August 25, 2017

Our hair is our crowning glory but what if we do not have hair? I sometimes wonder about that. There is a disease called Alopecia Areata, also known as spot baldness, in which hair is lost from some or all areas of the body and often results in a few bald spots on the scalp. People who have this condition experience baldness, and because we live in a society that gives a lot of emphasis on physical attributes, these people most probably suffer from low self-esteem as well. They may be thinking that they certainly cannot be confident since everyone around them are so obsessed about their hair.

Nowadays, that is no longer a big problem because there are many online stores where you can buy wigs that look like real hair. Divatress, a leading e-commerce company is committed to becoming the most loved and trusted wig retailer on the web. The store offers thousands of wigs and black hair care products from reliable brands like Estetica Designs, Beauty Treats, Mane Concept, Helen of Troy, Clairol, Wet N Wavy and many more. Divatress has weaves, lace front wigs, half wigs, wigs, braids, ponytails, hair care, and beauty products. Their wide range of products enable their customers to come up with a look that is not only fashionable but is appropriate to their personalities and preferences. On top of that is their low prices.

Divatress has the brand Freetress Equal. They have a glamorous collection of weaves, wigs, half wigs, braids, and ponytails that are to die for. They also have an amazing array of hair products that will bring out the stylish side of you and make you more confident and self-assured. Freetress hair equals a sophisticated and fashionable woman. Whoever you are, whatever your age and career is, you will definitely get a kick out of shopping at Divatress.

July 21, 2017

Making it in the big world as a model can be a difficult task. Whether you want to model for clothing photoshoots or walk down a runway in lingerie, there are some tips that you could take on to increase your chances of being employed.

Find your hairstyle

Visit a stylist and discuss options for your hair. You could try out different styles and see which suits you the most. Trying styled wigs is a great way of testing out styles without actually having your hair cut.

Once you have found the style you want, then make sure you keep your hair in top condition. Regular visits to your stylist will ensure that your hair is always looking it’s best. Try not to go for anything too dramatic, because models need to be versatile and able to adapt to what is needed for the job.

Keep yourself healthy

Models in general have to keep an eye on their weight and shape. There are often specific sized people that companies are looking for. Make sure you eat well and exercise regularly as this will keep you in tip-top shape.

Eating a good diet and staying hydrated will also keep your skin in the best condition possible. Having glowing skin will be a major advantage when agencies are looking to employ.

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Have a portfolio

Having professional photos that you can display on your website and social media is essential. Hire a trusted photographer like red bank photographers to take your photos. It’s always best to pay for professionals to take your photos rather than try and take them yourself.

Even though nowadays you can take crystal clear photos on your phone, let the experts use their equipment and give you the best chance to get yourself noticed.

Know your style

Versatility is important, but you need to stick to your own style. Make sure your clothes are properly fitted. This includes your underwear. Having a correctly fitted bra can make all the difference with how you look.

Being consistent with your style will also give potential agencies an idea of what you look the best in, and whether you will fit in with their needs. If you’re feeling like you aren’t sure of what your style is, why not check out these tips on how you can freshen up your style.

Smile!

Even though models aren’t always smiling in photoshoots, having a killer smile will give you a massive advantage. Take regular trips to the dentist and have your teeth cleaned, use whitening toothpaste and make sure you regularly brush your teeth. If you have misaligned teeth and can’t afford expensive work on your teeth, consider getting yourself some veneers.

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If you follow these tips, you’ll be sure to find yourself some work. Another thing to keep up to date is your website and social media. Post regularly and make it clear on how people can get in contact with you. Browse the internet for agencies looking to employ models too, don’t just wait for them to come to you. The more you get yourself known, the more likely you are to find work.

July 18, 2017

We can all fall into a rut when it comes to our style. What once used to make an impact on ourselves and others can become a bit outdated, or simply not as head-turning as it used to be. But there’s no reason to let this get you down, because it presents with the perfect opportunity to reinvent your look! Nobody should stay stick with the same old style for too long, so let’s make a change. The good news is that you don’t have to have a complete overhaul of your style: a few subtle changes will do the trick.

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Hit the Salon

Few things can define our look like our hair style. It can change the entire tone of our look. If you want to freshen things up, it might be a simple case of hitting the hair salon and getting a new style. Before you go, take a look around town or at the celebrities with the best hair for inspiration. The great thing about hair is that if you decide it’s not you, then no worries, you can get the style changed again or wait for the hair to grow out. If not the salon, you can even mix up your hair just be brushing differently than you normally do.

Small Changes

Few people have the budget to splash the cash on a whole new wardrobe just when they want to look a little bit different. Instead, you can change your look by updating your accessories. This is cost-effective too because unlike clothing you get to wear/use your accessories every day. You can buy things like jewelry, scarves, hair accessories, or bags to mix up your look. It’s always the little things that make the most impact!

Power of Makeup

And talking of small but powerful changes, why not find a new makeup routine and change your style in a quick, easy to do way? Ditch the old trusty favorites, and find a new makeup products line that will become your new go-to when it comes to creating your signature look. When deciding what your new look should be, it’s worth keeping in mind the features you want to bring to the fore, how much time your makeup routine will take in the morning, and the latest makeup trends.

Seasonal Scents

Everyone has that one perfume that is, unequivocally, “their” scent, but you’re not tied to it. Play a round with new smells and find one fit for your new style.

Find Your Edge

A lot of people play it pretty safe when it comes to their style, but if you’re bored with your current look, then this might be the opportunity to push the boat out a little bit and find your edge. You can do this with your makeup, clothing, accessories, hairstyle, or anything else that you showcase to the world. If you’re looking for inspiration, take a look around town and find a person who has a style that you like, and then use it as a basis for your new look.

July 18, 2017

Whether you have a surgery that’s optional or necessary, it will be a while before you’re back on your feet. The hard work doesn’t end because you’re surgery has been successful; if anything, the road to recovery is going to feel like more hard work because you’re under strict instructions from your doctor, and you’re trying to avoid further injury during your recovery. Fortunately, there are a few ways you can speed up the healing process.

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Minimally invasive surgery

Recovery times are usually very long because your body has to heal from the incisions just as much as from the actual procedure itself. Fortunately, surgical techniques have made dramatic improvements in recent years to reduce recovery time. Most surgeons will present you with a plan to perform laparoscopic surgery, also known as minimally invasive surgery. This means that the surgeon will make the smallest incision in your body and use a telescope and long, fine caliber instruments are inserted into the abdomen to see and perform the surgery. These incisions heal faster, thus reducing your recovery time. Either way, your doctor will always tell you how long it’ll take you to get back to normal.

Prevent infections

The quickest way back into an operating room is an infection, so you need to know how to prevent them. Always keep your wounds clean and dry – if your surgeon has told you to avoid baths and showers, then ask for other options – and always wash your hands before touching it or changing the bandages. In fact, washing your hands is always the best thing you can do to fight infection.

Be careful when coughing or sneezing

You don’t realise how much a cough or a sneeze can jolt your whole body, until you’re trying to keep a wound closed. If you have an abdominal incision, you can do some serious harm to your incision if you cough or sneeze the wrong way. A new incision isn’t very strong and a violent sneeze can actually cause a surgical incision to open. If you feel a cough or sneeze coming on, brace your incision with your hands or a pillow to keep it in place.

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Look out for blood clots

Your risk of developing blood clots increases after surgery, and some of them can make their way to the heart, lungs, or brain, preventing adequate blood flow to these organs. The best way you can prevent blood clots is to move around as much as you can after your surgery to get the blood flowing, but only do so within the limits of your doctor’s advice. However, if you notice any pain or swelling in your leg, the skin of your leg feeling hot or discoloured, or the veins near the surface of your leg appearing larger than normal, then contact your doctor immediately.

Adopt healthy habits

A healthy diet, gentle exercise, and quitting smoking will help you recover more quickly than keeping your poor health habits. Take this opportunity to develop a much healthier lifestyle post-surgery.

July 6, 2017

I know: you are very curious! Just who might have the best mattress this year? what should I watch out for? Are there specific brands that are idea for my needs? Or better still: are there certain kinds that are harmful? Apparently nobody wants to buy a mattress that may be hazardous and/or result to a negative health impact. As always, the consumer is always searching for the best deal.

Understanding the Mattress Market

Is it really important? Yes! Getting to know the dynamics behind the mattress market is a vital tool with respect to the aspect in question.  More specifically, consumers having basic knowledge of the industry are able to make smart decisions as opposed to the ones that don’t. Simply put, having some industry data will protect you from industry lies and aggressive marketing tactics.

So What Should I Know?

It’s simple, time dictates the mattress industry. Simply put, every year brings out new trends, beds and technology. While this is clearly commendable, it becomes a nightmare for the consumers. They are not able to determine what’s good as every entrant, claims supremacy over the other.  This is where reviews come in: they are and will still remain the best source of help when it comes to gauging mattress worthiness. In a nutshell, a consumer that has used a product day after day is more authoritative and his/her review would help another. As such Best Mattress Reviews are therefore indispensable.

Industry Stats for Most Popular Mattress by Reviews

While they’re lots of categories, Innersprings and memory foam have remained popular by reviews and/or consumer satisfaction rate. With an overwhelmingly high satisfaction rate, the two have commanded their top place in year (s) 2016 & 2017.

Memory foam Mattresses

The best mattress reviews often come within this particular category.  Owner reviews have consistently crowned this category: with a whopping 80% satisfaction rate. This is definitely a category to reckon with.

Innerspring Mattress

This kind contends with the first category. Consumer reports with reference to owner reviews have argued that this is the most popular. This has often been in the context of sales and accounting numbers. A majority have often purchased this kind! As of late, Industry has it that this trend is rapidly increasing.

What you should know!

The two brands out-perform a variety of other categories at least with regards to owner reviews. Know that’s commendable: while this is the case, the two categories are presented in a variety of foams and technology. Simply put, not every mattress within the said category will offer you great sleep.   Looking at the two, they are many brands with significant differences: therefore, category does not guarantee performance. The truth is, only a handful stand out at least with regards to what owner reviews are suggesting.

Lastly, prior to purchasing a mattress: consider its online presence and/or publication reports. This article narrows down your search by suggesting the two categories. Read carefully and make that purchase the right way!