Women of Wonder: How the Standard of Beauty Has Changed Throughout Time

Guest post contributed by Hannah Whittenly

It’s hard for many people to believe, but today’s perfect model’s body and blonde hair would, at one time in history, have been termed “sickly.” Perceptions of beauty have changed throughout time dramatically just like fashion trends. That’s often due to the media’s ever-changing representation of what’s ideal. Regardless of what is considered beautiful, everyone strives to fit in. It’s just part of human nature and that often requires change on a personal level. Fortunately, unlike times prior to the Renaissance Era, over the past 100 years plenty of photographs and portraits have documented the changes. The perceptions of what’s ideal can clearly be seen, especially within the past century.
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Tiny Details That Make A Huge Difference To Your Look

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Trying to look your best is for many people an endless attempt. If you feel as though you have attempted this particular goal from all angles, you might be wondering what’s left. There is plenty to consider, but something that is hard to overstate is the importance of details. Paying attention to small details is hugely important if you want to perfect your look, whatever it is that you might actually be going for. But is it true that certain details hold more sway? As we will see in this post, it might be that a few key areas are particularly important when it comes to focusing on those smaller details.


We all know that choosing the right shoes is important for any look – and also that doing so can be incredibly hard to do. With the right pair of shoes, any look is finally complete, and this is a quest that many people struggle with from time to time, some people for many years. The main thing to bear in mind here is that you need to try and find something which actually works for the outfit in question, not just generic pairs which will work with most of your dresses. You want something specific for each and every occasion, as far as you can make that happen. You might be amazed at what a difference it can make, and it is the kind of difference that you will definitely be glad of once you have accomplished it.
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Find A New Style By Focusing On Your Best Features

Every woman has a distinct style. It’s how we set ourselves apart and show the world what we’re about. But, while we all have that in common, the way we reach our styles vary greatly.

These differences can make it difficult if you’re on the lookout for a change in pace. Finding a new style which suits is no easy task when there are no set rules about what might work. The answer? Find a fashion which focuses on your best features. It may seem simple enough, but it’s amazing how few women follow this outline. Rest assured, though; getting this right is a sure way to take your style up a notch. First, of course, you need to work out what you consider to be your best feature. Then, you can set about finding pieces which work. To help you out, we’re going to look at a few different pieces for a few different features!
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Beauty Balance: 3 Easy Ways To Boost Your Appearance

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“Look good, feel good.” This mantra might be a tad cliché, but it couldn’t be truer. Sometimes, improving the way we look on the outside can do wonders for how we feel on the inside. If your confidence could use a boost, then try these three methods for improving your appearance that will put some pep in your step. Continue reading “Beauty Balance: 3 Easy Ways To Boost Your Appearance”

Beauty Brilliance: 3 Tips To Pick The Glasses Best Suited For Your Face Shape

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If you aren’t able to see things that are close up or far away, then you would probably benefit from wearing glasses. However, the glasses that you see in the optometrist’s office might not be the style that you want to wear, especially if you’re younger. There are a few trendy styles that are available and a few tips to keep in mind so that you choose something that is suitable for the shape of your face no matter what color or design is available.

Contrasting Ideas

Instead of getting a pair of glasses that will match the shape of your face, find a pair that will contrast with the shape. It will help to balance the angles of the face as well as the finer details that are sometimes overlooked and prevent the face from being the same shape throughout. An example would be round glasses with a face that has angles or glasses that are more of a square or rectangular design if you have a round face. Your frames should also be in proportion with the rest of the face. Don’t get glasses that are too small because they can get lost with the other facial features or those that are too large because they can sometimes make the rest of the face seem larger as well.

Talk To An Expert

When you visit an eye doctor, find out about the latest styles that are offered. Ask about colors and some of the types of glasses that people your age get. You can also talk to the eye doctor, like the professionals at Evans, Robt. L Dr, about various shapes that would work well with your face and that won’t get in the way of seeing out of the glasses. While you’re at the office, the doctor will usually let you try on a few pairs until you find the right frame that suits your facial shape and that you would enjoy wearing during the day.

Coordinating Colors

One of the things that you might not think about when choosing glasses is the color. There are more colors available than just black or brown. You could get something that is a little brighter, such as blue or purple. Another option is to get gold or silver for a sophisticated look. Choose a color that will accent your features, such as your hair color and eye color.

When it’s time to get glasses, there are numerous design options available. Try on your frames before you make a final decision. Consider getting a few pairs so that you can change the design when you want.

Use Mayonnaise To Look Like Blake Lively (And Other Amazing Celebrity Beauty Hacks)

More often than you’d believe we listen to that amazing song Wear Sunscreen by Baz Luhrmann. But no matter how much we repeat the words, “Do not read beauty magazines they will only make you feel ugly,” we just can’t help flicking through the pages of yet another beauty bible or scrolling endlessly through the pages of yet another beauty blog. The reason we can’t control our urge is simple: we are absolutely desperate to find out what secrets these goddesses posing as mere-models are using to look as flawless as they do.

As it turns out, the internet has the answers for absolutely everything. It is astonishing and, let’s be honest, kind of freaky too. What we found most mind-blowing of all, though, was the fact our favorite celebrities are using weird hacks and everyday products to look as stunning as they do. And there we were thinking they looked perfect simply because they had the money to shoot cucumber juices and tea tree oils into their faces through magical laser beam treatments some hidden lab in the Hollywood Hills had managed to develop. Silly us.

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A Healthy Glow: Keeping That Summer Tan Into Fall

Now, there’s still plenty of summer left to go, but as the kids start going back to school and adults return to work, the opportunities to spend long days in the sunshine are rapidly fading. Whether you’ve yet to have your summer vacation or you’ve recently returned, you’ll be hoping that you’re able to keep your healthy, sun-kissed skin for as long as possible, especially as we know that the long fall and winter months are on their way. The good news is that you don’t have to accept your pale look: you can take steps to ensure your bronzed skin last for as long as possible, simply by following a few simple steps. Take our advice below, and you’ll have friends and colleagues asking “Have you been to the beach again?”

Before You Go

This won’t be much help if you’ve just touched down from your week soaking up the rays, but if you’re about to go, then there are things you can before you start tanning that’ll help keep it for longer. Before you hit the beach, you’ll want to make sure it’s new skin cells that are getting all the rays – not the ones that are already on their way out. In the week in the build up to your getaway, exfoliate your skin. You’ll be scrubbing away the old, lifeless skin cells and making way for the cells that’ll be around for 2-3 weeks. Keep exfoliating when you’re on your vacation for a deeper, longer lasting tan.

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How To Make Your Morning Beauty Routine Quicker

Regardless of what you do with your days, you’re a busy woman. Whether you have a high-powered career, are in college, or are raising a beautiful family, you’ve probably got a lot on your plate. Being a woman in today’s modern world automatically makes that true. And when it comes to the mornings, you need them to be as easy as possible. When you want to get out of the door on time, you need your morning preparations to go off without a hitch. For that to happen, you could benefit from a foolproof but fast beauty regime that can mean you’re up, dressed and ready in no time at all.

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Making Your Appearance Work For You

It’s so hard to look the way we want to look in a world which demands certain standards of beauty from women. There have been improvements over recent years, but we’re still a long way from a society in which people are free to look and feel the way they desire without enduring comments about the way other people would want us to look. The important thing is that you shouldn’t cave into these requests. You should have an appearance which works for you. That’s the most important thing. You should look the way you want to look. Wear makeup or don’t wear it; wear a certain style of clothes or don’t.

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