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17/02/2016

Students launch designer label

Students donning the Junk Bodo label
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Six Zimbabwean students who are studying in different universities overseas have launched a clothing design label called “Junk Bodo.”

The label, a brain child of Andrew Takura, a Zimbabwean student studying in Cyprus who later came together with five other students, was inspired by Facebook, a trending social network used by many people around the world.

The label was inspired by the group’s discussions on the social network, where they would end their conversations with the hashtag #JunkBodo.

With time, the discussions resulted in the formation of a fashion label, which they later named after the hashtag.

The design was first released in Cyprus in 2015 and received a lot of support from Zimbabwean students in that country, which prompted the young designers to bring it back home.

They came together as close friends and started working on designing and marketing strategies locally.

When Takura came back for the holidays he joined hands with Munyaradzi Dure who is part of the group, to develop more designs.

The marketing manager for the label Tinashe Karikoga said they were hoping to go a long way as a company.

“We are young and talented individuals and we want to spread our wings even to other nations,” Karikoga said.

As part of the marketing strategy, they have also recorded some music to help them raise the profile of their designer label.

“Our goal is to make sure the label reaches all the people especially the youths. That’s why we are using our own music as a tool to market our work,” Karikoga said.

The “Junk Bodo” label is currently being financed by the students themselves from their pocket money. They invest whatever they get into the business to help it grow.

Despite their busy school timetables, they take time to meet and discuss their future prospects. They hope that after completing their studies they will focus more on product development to expand their operations.Read more at:prom dresses online uk

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04/02/2016

Women Get Real About Finding Jeans That Fit Their Bodies

Women Get Real About Finding Jeans That Fit Their Bodies
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Jeans are a struggle. Period. Whether you've got a big butt, flat butt, wide hips or barely any hips at all, all women face challenges when shopping for denim. But no matter your size or shape, everyone wants to feel confident in their jeans.

For some god awful reason, we only see one specific body type represented in ads, commercials and online. But news flash, there are countless women who don't look that. To that end, few ladies strike a pose in their favourite jeans and give us some no bullshit advice on finding the right pair for their beautifully unique bodies. Here's what they had to say:

Thick thighs

Let me break this down for you - I'm 5' 10", have big hips, thick thighs and a bubble butt. Finding jeans that fit me perfectly is on par with slamming my forehead into a brick wall — it's painful and frustrating. I found this pair of legging jeans by accident and they do everything I need them to do. They hug my curves in a way that covers what needs to be covered, while also still showing that I have a shape. I love the true blue wash and the length is A+ for taller girls." — Jenna

Petite

I rarely have to hem my jeans because I tend to purchase skinny jeans that fall right at the ankle or a bit below. As much as I love boyfriend and wider leg styles, they don't seem to work on my frame. Most of my pants are solid, dark colours, so this destroyed, light wash pair is an anomaly in my closet. I love them because they're edgy, but I can still wear them with pretty much any top for any season." — Kate

Small waist+big butt

I'm a tall, curvy girl, so I look for long jeans that hug my legs and butt perfectly without riding down throughout the day. That's kind of hard since there's a big difference between the inches in my waist and my hips, but I never settle for less when it comes to denim. High-waisted jeans are my fave, but I have a soft spot for a good pair of tall, skinny jeans." — Taryn

Wide hips

I know the jegging/jean debate is real, but I've found a jean with some stretch is the best fit for me, so jeggings it is! I've always struggled finding a pair that fits my wide hips without being too big in the waist, but high-waist has solved that problem for me. Not to mention, a higher waist draws attention away from my hips and toward my narrow waist." — Katelyn

Large Calves

I'm really proud of my calves — they have always been strong and prominent, but they have also always given me issues, whether it be in fitting into jeans, boots, etc. I remedy that with loose fitting boyfriend styles that are flattering up top and forgiving on the bottom. For shoes, I find wearing a shorter bootie fits underneath the cuff and looks great with the jeans." — Jamie

Big butt

Being a shorter woman with a big butt can definitely make it hard to find jeans that fit. It's hard to find pants that fit my butt and legs, and also don't expose my booty whenever I sit down. I always look for either high rise jeans or jeans that are a bit higher-rise in the back than they are in the front. There are few brands which shows off my butt while also fitting my legs. — Alanna

Narrow hips

I'm tall and thin, but I've got a little bit of booty. One styling trick that I use to create the illusion of a curvier figure is wearing my tops tucked in high-rise denim with whisker detailing right at the hips. I absolutely can't get enough of this light wash pair I discovered at a boutique! They are extremely long and extremely comfortable."— Dana

Love Handles

Having love handles just means there's more me to look fabulous. I adore a great pair of flares or bootcut jeans because they add balance to my rounder midsection. And it doesn't hurt that the '70s are totally on trend right now — but really never go out of style. I also make sure the waist of the jeans is a little roomier so that they don't cut into my skin and accentuate those 'lovely' handles of mine. — Julee

Flat butt

I've experimented with almost every single style of jeans, and can now confirm that flat butts need skinny jeans, so peoples' eyes are drawn more toward your legs than to your butt (or lack thereof). At 5'4", I also like to go for ankle-grazing jeans to make my legs look a little longer. I tend to go for plain black jeans or ones with an interesting style or pattern — the more you can distract people, the better! Oh, and never wear leggings — they can make your butt look non-existent." — Alex

Curvy/plus-size

The luxury of having curves is that you know you've found the perfect pair of jeans when they easily slide up over your thighs, hips and up to your waist. I tend to look for things that taper at the bottom, because even the slightest flare makes me uncomfortable. I like simple dark washes because I feel like darker looks better and also accentuates my hips in a nice way. Also, I'm so down with the high rise cut because they let shirts flow freely in my outfits, and since I don't do super tight jeans, they don't crush my organs." — Chanel.Read more at:uk prom dresses

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02/02/2016

How to get the eyelashes of your dreams

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It is not your imagination. Eyelashes are getting longer and fuller, but how?

In the last couple of years, the beauty industry has seen an increase in the use of eyelash extensions. These are not the false eyelashes that you find at the drugstore; eyelash extensions are a completely different breed of beauty. We asked Katie Cotton, owner and make-up artist at Cotton Rouge and Co., and Ashley Alford, owner of Verb Beauty Studio, to walk us through this new trend.

Extensions vs. falsies

We have all seen the strips of eyelashes that are applied with glue over your existing lashes. Those are what are known as falsies.

“Falsies are a strip of lashes or even individual lashes that are put on with an adhesive but are meant to stay on just for a day,” Cotton says. They are not meant to stay on.”

Eyelash extensions are individual lashes that are glued onto each individual lash. They will last as long as a natural lash and are shed with your natural lash’s shed cycle. Eyelash extensions must be applied by a certified specialist; you can not apply them yourself.

What kind of commitment?

Deciding to get eyelash extensions requires not only a time commitment but also a financial commitment.

“This is not like getting your nails done,” Cotton says. “You can’t take them off and then just put them back on.”

The first set of extensions can take up to three hours to apply and can cost $135 – $300. After the initial set, fill-ins are required to keep up the appearance of the lashes.

“Everyone has a different shed cycle,” Alford says. “Fill-ins vary from two to four weeks, depending on you.”

Fill-in appointments are about an hour long and cost $65 – $100.

“Steam, swimming, oil, rubbing the eyes are things that speed up the shed cycle,” Alford says.

Are they safe?

“Totally safe,” Alford says. “No damage, as long as you care for them properly. Avoid rubbing the eye and avoid cleansers for the eye area that have oil. Always use oil-free products.”

What kind do I choose?

When it comes to lash extensions, there are a few different materials to choose from, with synthetic, silk and mink being the most popular. Finding the right fit usually comes down to what your natural lashes are like. If you have fair skin and thin natural lashes, then silk extensions will be the best option because they are lighter weight and can be supported by your natural lash. If you have thicker, coarser natural lashes, then they can support the weight of heavier synthetic extensions. Mink extensions are appropriate for any hair type, thought the effect may be different. For thinner lashes, mink extensions will help create a lash line. For thicker lashes, mink extensions will help create a softer, fluffier look.

How long or thick?

How easy would it be to go for the gold with eyelash extensions and just get the longest ones out there? There are some things to consider, however, when choosing the right length and fullness for your lashes.

“Be really vocal with your specialist about the look you want,” Cotton says. “Are you looking for a more natural, softer look, or do you want a more glam look?”

Also consider are the length of your natural lashes. If your lashes are already long, then focus on adding fullness rather than length. If your lashes are short and thin, opt for medium length and fullness in order to get the longest wear.

Long, luxurious lashes are no longer for the genetically blessed. With a little bit of extra time and money, you too can have the lashes of your dreams.Read more at:black prom dresses uk

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