Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Date Friendly Makeup


If you’re like me, the minute you turn your calendar to February, you immediately think of one thing: Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re coupled up with a special somebody this year or planning a date night with girlfriends, Valentine’s Day is definitely a holiday worth celebrating—and getting a little dolled up for, too. In my opinion, the perfect date night
beauty look should come off as natural and approachable, with a touch of romance. The goal should be to enhance your natural beauty, so there’s really no need to cake it on. No matter what plans you have in store for Valentine’s Day, these dos and don’ts for date-friendly-makeup will have you looking fresh and flawless…

The Dos and Don’ts of Date Friendly Makeup

  • Don’t take risks. This is not the night to experiment with bright blue mascara, dip dyed hair, and sparkly eyeshadow. Instead, stick to the basics and go with what always works for you. Read: Create a natural, glowy beauty look.
  • Do opt for a more natural lip shade. You want to be wearing the lipstick by the end of the night—not him. Veer away from dark lip colors like cherry red or dark berry. A nude or pale pink pout should do the trick.
  • Don’t wear too much perfume. Pick something understated that’s light and fragrant. According to an article from Your Tango, vanilla-based scents are a natural aphrodisiac. (Apparently, the sweet smell has a welcoming, euphoric effect.)
  • Do pick a simple hairstyle such as a flirty ponytail, a side braid, or simple, romantic waves. Don’t try tackling a complicated hairdo that will cause too much fuss… Avoid updos at all costs. Ideally you want to wear your hair down for a more natural, relaxed look.
  • Don’t use anything in excess. (I’m talking to you, bronzer lovers.) For any date night, less is always more. So keep your cheeks, eyes, lips and hair polished and pretty, yet subtle.
  • Do remember last minute prep steps. Squirt some eye drops into your eyes—whiter eyes are a sign of health and beauty. Brush your teeth—no one like’s bad breath! And don’t forget antiperspirant, ladies.

Overall, my ideal date night makeup look consists of natural, pale pink lips, lots of mascara, light shimmery shadow, a tiny bit of bronzer, and a touch of peachy blush with tousled hair. Just remember to show your true face and let your inner beauty shine through. The more natural you look, the better! And always remember to smile—happy girls are the prettiest.



The Best Reds for Your Skin Tone

Picking the perfect red lipstick to compliment your skin tone is more important than you might think... Swipe something on that’s too bright and you end up looking like a clown. Pick something too blue-based and you could be mistaken for a corpse. That’s why I am going to lay down the law on which reds go best with different shades of skin. I’ve decided to break down the different skin colors into general categories, so if you don’t see an exact match, try to find a happy medium between the two closest shades... Or if in doubt, go for a coral-red since it’s a universally flattering color.

So let me break this down for you…

Fair Skin Tones

If you have a peaches and cream complexion, here’s what you need to know:
  • For pink undertones, opt for coral reds since they are not so overpowering. Matte reds with a hint of orange look great too.
  • For yellow undertones, go with a coral or brick red that is a bit warmer.

Medium + Bronze Skin Tones

For those of you with more olive or golden skin, here’s what works best for you:
  • Lucky you! Most shades will work with your coloring… Go crazy!
  • True reds, cranberry shades, and pink-based reds look especially lovely with your coloring.

Dark Skin Tones

If you have a deeper complexion, with cool undertones, here’s what you need to know:
  • Blue-based reds and cool shades will look best with your rich coloring—think fig, dark cherry, and dark jam.
  • Stay away from anything too bright, otherwise it will look harsh.

The Wedding Planning Timeline

Bear in mind that just because this timeline is based on a yearlong plan, it doesn’t mean you cannot apply it to your schedule. If anything, it should serve as a helpful guide in letting you know the basic order of events. Check it out.

الحمراء والراية ضمن أعلى 100 مبنى في العالم

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إعداد سمير فؤاد:
شغلت الكويت مركزين في قائمة اعلى 100 مبنى في العالم الصادرة عن مجلس المباني الشاهقة والمساكن الحضرية في شيكاغو.
شغل برج الحمراء المركز 15 عالميا بارتفاع 413 مترا بواقع 80 طابقا وتم اتمامه في 2011.
وبرج الحمراء هو مجمع تجاري تابع لشركة الحمراء العقارية يعتبر اعلى مباني الكويت وكانت شركتا سكيدموري للاستشارات الهندسية وتيرنر العالمية بوضع تصميمات هذا البرج. ويوجد بالبرج 40 مصعدا كهربائيا. وخلافا لناطحات السحاب الاخرى فإن لبرج الحمراء جداران يمتد كل منهما بانحدار تدريجي عن الهيكل الاساسي للمبنى حتى يصل الى اكثر من 50 مترا في الاتجاه الافقي وعلى ارتفاع 350 مترا.
برج الراية
ووفقا لقائمة اعلى 100 مبنى في العالم فقد شغل برج الراية المركز 67 بارتفاع 300 متر وهو مكون من 60 طابقا وتم اتمامه في 2009.
وتم افتتاح البرج في 2009 وبلغت تكلفته 32 مليون دينار.
ويقع برج الراية الذي تمتكه شركة الصالحية العقارية ضمن مجمع الراية الذي يضم فندق كورت يارد ماريوت ومركز مؤتمرات. واشرف على تصميم برج الراية المهندس المعماري الامريكي كورتيس فينزيس.
ناطحات جديدة
ومن جهة اخرى، ذكرت الصحيفة الالكترونية اميرتس بيزنس ان الكويت انضمت الى الدول التي تعتزم بناء ناطحات سحاب جديدة وهي دول الصين واذربيجان وباكستان. وسوف يرتفع (برج مبارك الكبير الى ارتفاع 1001 متر».
ومن المتوقع ان يكون برج مبارك الكبير اعلى برج في العالم اذا اكتمل بناؤه قبل برج نخيل تي دبي وبرج المرجان في البحرين. ومن المتوقع اتمام بنائه في 2016.
وسوف يتكون من 250 طابقا وهو جزء من مدينة الحرير. وسوف يضم ثلاثة ابراج مترابطة. وقد وضعت تصميماته شركة (اريك كون) الهندسية البريطانية.

فندق “قصر بحيرة تاج” في الهند

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وسط بحيرة بيكولا يقع هذا البناء البديع والعائم من الرخام الأبيض، فندق “قصر بحيرة تاج” أو “تاج ليك بالاس” في أودايبور بالهند من أقدم فنادق العالم تم بناؤه عام 1764 من قبل المهراجا سينج الثاني. يعيش الضيوف فيه أقصى حالات الترف وفي الوقت نفسه يمكنهم تعلم فن الفسيفساء من راجاستان القديمة، وأيضا دروس الطبخ بل والمشاركة في صناعة الطعام للنزلاء في مطابخ القصر.

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فتيات آسيا .. قبل وبعد المكياج

يبدو أنه لا يوجد شئ لا يستطيع المكياج عمله .. مجموعة من الصور لفتيات من آسيا قبل وبعد المكياج.

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