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Putting makeup is not easy.

Hello ladies, imagine if there is no makeup in the world, do will look ugly and pale? I don’t think so, but it’s just the matter of addiction, there are some ladies who couldn’t appear without makeup or at least putting the foundation and lipstick. The makeup has been invented to spruce up the face and give a perfect look by adding some elements to highlight the eyes, the lips and all the features. Not all the women have born with a natural beauty because the makeup doesn’t add the natural touch, it just changes and highlights the features of the face, so the natural touch is very essential to complete the perfect look.

Full makeup face

Full makeup face

Putting makeup on the face is an art you need to learn it before you do it, or you will create a messy on your face, some people should know that not every type of makeup suits everyone, not just in the way of look, but they can use some kinds of makeup that doesn’t suit their type of skin. In my point of view i like putting light makeup, it looks more natural than the heavy one and i carefully choose the color of the eyeshadow to not look monstrous. I read in magazine about beauty that not all the colors match with any time in the day, taking for example the grey eyeshadow, the dark blue and all the dark colors can be used on the morning, but at night you can use all the light colors, these latter give a shine to your face, with putting your mascara you will get magical eyes.  Don’t forget to enhance your natural look with a perfect one and choose the makeup that suits your face in order to look more glamorous and beautiful.

Eyes with different eyeshadows colors

Eyes with different eyeshadows colors

Why don’t we buy organic food?

With this article, I will not pretend I am part of the ones who only buy and consume organic food, not at all. I belong more to the “I would like to but I can’t” group.

Nevertheless, the idea of this article came with my experience in the US. Last year, I spent a semester over there, and I tried to learn the most from my new fellow citizens through my “innocent” French eyes.

Obvisouly, organic food is not the first thing that stroke me. But as in European countries we are getting more and more sensibilized to this topic I began to observe what is the American attitude towards environmental matters and alternative ways of consumption.

Well, I quickly realized that was pretty ambitious, but what appeared quite clear to me is  that in the US, organic food is only good for hippies and other “aliens” to the average American. No offense folks, it is almost the same in France.

First of all, as far I’m concerned, I think most Americans do not feel the necessity of buying organic food or other kinds of environmental-friendly items because they do not believe in global warming and in the evident damages of unsustainable industries and the excessive use of pesticides, fertilizers that comes along with it…

Organic Food

We justify ourselves saying that we are lacking scientific proof or that it is used as a political strategy: culturally, Democrats promote environmental-friendly politics while Republicans prone a liberal economy no matter what… But there is also the proeminent belief according to which “God won’t let us die” this way… but all of these justifications hide the true reasons: global warming, depletion of ressources, the not that safe GEOM… it is a too pessimistic view of the contemporanean world. So we prefer choosing a “cooler” short-term prospect, forgetting about the future generations, rather that a too depressing long-term view.

And, my bad, I almost forgot: “Organic food is way too expensive”. You got that one, but actually, we are willing to spend a lot for goods that we judge “necessary” while in many cases there are just one more luxury supposed to make your life easier. In addition to, I will not teach anything to anyone if I reveal to the face of the world that with the system of offer/demand, the more we buy the more the prices go down. But true, we can always find “everyday low prices” at Wal-mart and it is so convenient.

Organic displays at Wal-Mart

However, even Wal-mart starts to widen its range of organic food because tomorrow protect our health and our environment will be a duty… or maybe just because it becomes more attractive, economically speaking (let’s hope it is for both reasons).

Organic Label

So as we stroll about our gigantic supermarkets, we see more and more brands such as “Eat right” and its wide range of food products, or “Whole organic milk” and many others slogans outlining the benefits of eating organic food.

Display of "Eat Right" products

So why don’t we buy organic food? Because we are not willing to take right now the risks and efforts of spending more for unpredictable results. That is pretty sad if we think about it: because then we let no choice for our children. We are about to make them grow in a polluted world (a kind of gigantic trash) and while we are still massively producing unhealthy food we are taking the risk of not being able ever to produce true organic products.

I am not the risk-taker kind of person, but frankly, I am willing to take this one, what about you?

You should wear a headband too.

Lately, I realized how much accessories have became necessary to fashion in general. You can wear the most stylish chino pants or the most amazing flowered dress it will never look that good if you do not accessorize it. Of course you think of earings, necklaces, bracelets…

Well me, what comes immediately to my mind is headbands. Once upon a time, it was the number one accessorie for hippies, but that was the sixties. By now, you cannot put a toe on the sidewalk without seeing a fashionista wearing a headband. It is not suprising then if even Mischa Barton recently launched her own headband line.

Mischa Barton promoting her headbands collection

Celebrities such as Paris Hilton, Keira Knightley, Natalie Portman, Mary Olsen, Nicole Richie, Jessica Alba, Eva Longoria and many others are wearing it on a daily life basis as well as on the red carpet or to the most hyped parties. This is what Frenchies call “Hippie Chic” and this is how women from all over the globe want to look like: glamorous and stylish with a simple item.

Paris Hilton wearing a headband for a night out

Display of Henrin Bendel' headbands

I personnally bought my first one in New York City in the famous Henri Bendel Shop (this is all about Gossip Girl…) where the saleswomen taught me how to wear it: above your fronthead, with or without plaits, or traditionnally “It all looks amazing anyway”.

Henri Bendel New York

Of course Bendel’ headbands aren’t truly affordable, luckily every ready-to-wear shops such as Topshop, New Look, Zara, Mango… became aware, just like me, of the necessity of having it in their wardrobe, so they followed the wave… Just as the most famous celebrities, and the most world-renowned fashion designers.

So, girls, you better surf on it as well !

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