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30/09/2015

Jessica Alba: It took months to perfect our mascara

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Jessica Alba has always been "obsessed with lashes" and it took months working on The Honest Company's mascara to ensure the product was perfect.

The 34-year-old actress recently launched a cosmetics line with her corporation The Honest Company.

And because gorgeous eyelashes are so important to her, Jessica took a tremendous amount of time crafting the ideal mascara.

"Our Truly Lush Mascara is something I'm really proud that we made," Jessica told IntoTheGloss.com. "It took months to formulate, and having the built-in primer is just incredible. I'm obsessed with lashes--always have been. So I curl my lashes first, using Tweezerman and Space NK. Then I'll only put primer on the top lashes, and apply mascara to my bottom lashes while the top is drying."

Jessica is known for rarely putting a foot wrong when it comes to her appearance - whether it's the clothes she's wearing or the makeup she's sporting.

Another facial aspect she concentrates on when making cosmetic choices is her eyebrows.

"Then I always do a brow--brows are major," Jessica added. "And I always groom them myself, I never wax. When I was growing in my brows, I used Latisse. It irritated my eyes, though. I start filling them in with Honest Brow Filler from the middle, moving to the end. I fill in the front last. And I always brush as I go. That's a trick I learned from my friend, makeup artist Lauren Andersen."

Jessica is kept busy on a daily basis with a thriving acting career, her company and her two young daughters, Honor and Haven.

But the stunning star admits she would never leave the house without a slick of lip gloss.

"I use lip gloss every day," she said. "I love Honest Beauty's Dreamy Kiss, which is a neutral. Sometimes I also use lip stains--like Innisfree, which I found in Korea.

"These are really great because the more you layer, the more of a lip that you get. I own Innisfree Lip Tint in four different shades--a cherry-looking one, an orange one, a pink one and a fuschia one. I'll apply Innisfree and then put a little bit of gloss over. For lipsticks, I like Bite Beauty. They're really good."Read more at:mermaid prom dresses uk

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28/09/2015

Bling it on with mirrors this Navratri

Bling it on with mirrors this Navratri
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Mirror work, or what is popularly known as `Kutch' or `Abla' embroidery has originated in Gujarat and reflects the true spirit and festivity of Gujarati culture.

Mirror work is being used on clothes, accessories like clutches and shoes and home furnishings like cushion covers since a long time. Today, some leading fashion designers like Payal Singhal and Abraham and Thakore are finding traditional craft interesting and are incorporating it in innovative and interesting ways in their designs for a boho, ethnic look. Mirror work is something they are increasingly using in different styles, patterns and motifs. Mirrors have the ability to beautifully embellish an outfit and bring to it an element of liveliness without making it look tacky. In a way, it gives an attire a personality.

GO FOR XL-SIZE MIRRORS

In most kinds of abla embroidery, round pieces of mirrors are decorated on fabrics like cotton and chiffon using buttonhole stitching. The right combination of mirror work and embroidery detailing and work wonders. "This Navratri, go full fledged with mirrors by using them on dupattas, lehengas and cholis. Infuse large, XL size mirrors in contemporary, modern designs for a look that is sure to make you stand out in the crowd. Opt for silk thread embroidery in colours like light green, indigo, dark red and shades of pink," says designer Payal Singhal. The scope of mirror work is endless. "Mirror work adds an extra edge to menswear too. Whether it's used on Nehru jackets or as a minor detailing on the collar and wrist of a kurta, it immediately uplifts the look," adds Singhal.

ACCESSORISE WELL

Mirror work is not something that is considered over the top or dressy. It has a casual and vibrant effect, which is also elegant at the same time. It can make a simple kurta look chic and trendy, and a saree look more colourful. Heavy mirror work dupattas teamed with cotton kurti can give a sophisticated look. "It is very important to accessorise as per the outfit. If your outfit is full of mirrors or has a dominant mirror embroidery, go for something as simple as jhoomer earrings. Make sure your jewellery just beautifies the look, and let your outfit be the highlight. Remember, the more elaborate the mirror work, the minimal the jewellery. Decent make-up and lighter accessories will do the trick. If you have minimal mirror work on your outfit, consider adding the glam quotient by sporting chunky silver pieces," says designer Amy Billimoria. Silver or copper toned jewellery goes best with these mirror and other traditional embroidery.

MAINTAIN YOUR MIRRORS

Maintaining a precious mirror work attire is a challenge. Make sure you don't wash to too rigorously or you may end up breaking the mirrors. While retaining them in your cupboard, assure that the cloth is not exposed to dampness, else the glasses often lose their sheen and go black.Read more at:yellow prom dresses

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24/09/2015

Luxury wedding dress sales stay strong in Hong Kong

Retail sales took a hit in Hong Kong for the fifth straight month in August as persistent fears over China's economy kept visitors away. But the luxury wedding dress business has remained resilient, as the city grows its reputation as the bridal gown capital of Asia.

Lisa Chueng (L)is tying the knot in a few month

Here comes the bride. Now that she's found the right man, it's time to look for the right dress. Lisa Chueng is tying the knot in a few month's time. She's shopped for prom dresses in California, New York, and even London before settling on her dream dress in Hong Kong.

"I tried on a lot of dresses, I maybe tried on maybe 50 dresses in this entire process." Lisa Cheng said.

Personal attention is just part of the service. This shop lets clients have the entire showroom to themselves, and it provides a professional consultant to advise on fittings and alterations. The company says as many as a quarter of its customers come from abroad.

"I think it's largely because Hong Kong's been known as a major shopping destination," Cecile Chen, Direcor of Trinity Bridal said, "and to me it only makes sense that that also extends to bridal, particularly luxury bridal."

The gowns in this bridal salon are gorgeous to say the least... but a fairy tail wedding comes with a steep price tag," Pamela Ambler said, "The Vera Wang princess prom dresses uk here start at 4,000 dollars and can go for as much as 20,000. Throw in a sash and that could cost you another 500 bucks.

Besides the range of bridal boutiques to choose from, there's no added tax on luxury goods in Hong Kong.

"That few percentage of savings could mean an upgrade for their honeymoon," Erica Ng, Retail Intelligence Asia Pacific Editor, WGSN said, "Another thing convenience, Hong Kong has a relativity mature wedding market, so other than the Western gowns, we see a wide option for Chinese style gowns, Cheongsams, and hair accessories, and for Asian brides who are looking for a mix of Chinese and Western wedding it's a very convenient one-stop shop for them."

Retails sales have been hard hit in Hong Kong amid an economic slump... and a slowdown in visitor numbers from across the border, But demand for chantilly lace and ivory tulle appears to have stayed strong. One survey estimated Hong Kong's wedding industry as a whole was worth more than 2 billion dollars in 2014.

"We're still experiencing growth which is very positive in a very challenging year for retail." Cecile Chen said.

And with recessions rarely factoring into the whims of brides to be, the market could be well-positioned to ride out any economic trouble and strife.

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