Now You’re Finally Over Him: 6 Ways to Know

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Getting over someone takes a lot of crying and sleepless nights as you go through mental torture and emotional stress. You remember the scent of his fragrance, the way he kisses you, even that monumental time when you both knew it’s over. And while you drench yourself in tears and possible regret, someday you’ll move on with your life like nothing happened. It’s not an easy feat but these 6 things will help you understand and confirm that you’re finally over him.

1. You can open that box full of presents he gave you. You remember well that discount fragrance you sweetly asked him to give you, or that dress he picked for you because he thought you looked beautiful in it. Those are just simply objects on your perspective: nothing more. You no longer have that burn in your chest when memories associated with that object start filtering your…

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12 Surprising Statistics About the Beauty Industry

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We’re no strangers to shocking beauty facts, and we’ve even been known to bust a few beauty myths. But, every now and then we come across a statistic about the beauty industry that’s simply staggering. Whether it’s how germy your makeup gets or the percentage of lipstick brands that contain lead, we’re having a hard time getting over these ones. Below are 12 interesting stats about the hair, makeup and skin care industries that may take you by surprise.

1. The amount of time you spend getting ready varies based on which day of the week it is. The average morning routine for a Monday is about 76 minutes, but by Friday it drops down to just 19 minutes!

2. Watch the way you use your mascara, ladies. In a recent study, 79 percent of mascara tubes were plagued with staph bacteria and 86 percent of women in the…

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THE RISE AND RISE OF VICTORIA BECKHAM

I have introduced a new category to my blog titled ‘Style Icons’ and this will be dedicated to all the notable and upcoming trend setters in the fashion industry.

What better way to kick off this new category than spotlighting our very own Victoria Beckham aka Posh aka I can make anything look good even if it’s a sack?!

Victoria Beckham is a Fashion Designer/ Musician/ Model best known for her ‘minimalist-ic chic’ style which features clean tailored lines and understated designs.

Her color palette features toned down versions of colors, blacks and nudes that make them quite wearable both on and off the runway and which also reflect in her personal style choices.

According to Victoria,  a pair of sky-high heels, designer purse and (don’t forget) sunglasses is a sure way to bring any basic outfit to life. (And boy! is she right?)

ICONIC LOOKS FROM VICTORIA BECKHAM

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Victoria started her own line which debuted in the New York Fashion Week of 2008 and since then, several celebrities which include Blake Lively, Jennifer Hudson, Alicia Keys, Jennifer Lopez, Eva Longoria, Jessica Simpson etc to name a few, have spotted wearing some of her dresses.

VICTORIA BECKHAM: THE DESIGNER

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I particularly love Victoria Beckham’s style because it seems effortless but well put together.

Many find it quite difficult to understand Victoria’s style as they believe her fashion choices to be rather over-refined, often to the point of simplicity, regardless, she is one style icon we will remember for years to come.

BLAHNIK’S VS LOUBOUTIN’S: ULTIMATE LUXURY SHOE BRANDS FACE-OFF!

I have often wondered who the better designer is when it comes to creating luxury shoes, and today, I will be narrowing that argument down to the two most influential shoe makers in the fashion industry today; Manolo Blahnik and Christian Louboutin.

I have selected the best designs (in my opinion) off the internet to compare both designers.

MANOLO BLAHNIK

There is just something unique, stylish and sophisticated about Manolo Blahnik shoes (and this isn’t because I loved watching Carrie Bradshaw buy them in Sex and the City).

I really admire the originality and thought put into creating these shoes and with comfort an essential part of the design, it works for regular women who want to look stylish yet comfortable.

The only down-side to this shoe line is that some of the designs come off looking somewhat clownish like what to be worn at a circus or fair or something of that sort.

Here are some of the best looks from Blahnik:

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CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN 

Christian Louboutin shoes have been greatly popularized by celebrities in Hollywood with notable names such as Kim Kardashian, Rihanna, Nicole Kidman etc been seen wearing some of his designs. Louboutin shoes (trademarked red sole shoes) is coveted by everyone from  nurses to  housewifes wanting  at least a pair (the hype is about something, right?!).

I particularly love the edgy-ness and craftsmanship in creating these shoes which feature spiked and stiletto finishing in some cases.

For me, Louboutin shoes aren’t the most artistic or original shoes as I feel like a lot of designs are repeated in new collections.

Here are some of the best looks from Louboutin:

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So which is your pick? Blahnik’s or Louboutin’s?

P.S. Assuming money is not an issue, I suggest you rock both designers (Lol.)

Till next time,

stay organically beautiful.

Vivianne.

11 Quotes That Will Inspire You To…Love Your Body!

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I am a lover of quotes, although I’m sure you might have noticed since I have them sprinkled all over the blog and in some of my posts.

The fact that you can convey in a few words an exact idea is fabulous to me. I find them thought-provoking as well as inspirational,  so today I’ve chosen to share with you some of my favorite “Love Your Body” quotes. Share them if you’d like or save them for one of those days, you know the ones- we ALL have them. The days that require a little friendly reminder of just how absolutely fabulous we are.

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Gabourey Sidibe

Oprah Winfrey

Salma Hayek

Rebel Wilson

Drew Barrymore

Christina Hendricks

Tyra Banks

Christina Aguilera

Mindy Kaling

Queen Latifah

I hope you enjoyed reading these and I hope they inspire you to love yourself thru thick and thin.

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AND THE WINNER OF THE MISS UNIVERSE 2013 PAGEANT IS….MISS VENEZUELA

Miss Venezuela, Gabriela Isler was crowned the new Miss Universe in the competition  on Saturday, 9th November, 2013 at the Crocus City Hall in Moscow, Russia.

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WATCH THE HD VERSION OF THE MISS UNIVERSE 2013 CROWNING HERE: 

Isler beat out contestants from 85 other countries at the 62nd annual competition to nab the crown for Venezuela, the country’s seventh Miss Universe title. The 25-year-old, 5-foot, 10-inch beauty works as an anchor for Venezuela’s Venevision television and took flamenco dancing lessons as a child. She considers the most challenging profession in life to be motherhood and learnt this after she had to regularly take care of her niece when she was born.

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MISS VENEZUELA IN TRADITIONAL COSTUME

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Miss Venezuela beat the other top 5 finalists from The Philippines, Spain, Ecuador and Brazil to be crowned the next Miss Universe.

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Breakdown of Results:

Miss Universe 2013 – Venezuela — Gabriela Isler
1st runner-up – Spain — Patricia Rodríguez
2nd runner-up – Ecuador — Constanza Báez
3rd runner-up – Philippines — Ariella Arida
4th runner-up – Brazil — Jakelyne Oliveira

They are all absolutely beautiful women and every one of them a queen in her own right, wouldn’t you agree?

Till next time,

stay organically beautiful.

Vivianne.