Fun in the SUN: Swimwear That Suits Your Body Type

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What is there not to love about the summer? Who can share any other sentiment besides pure adoration for warm weather and what it brings. Summer is like buying a bottle of your favorite perfume, as if the purchase alone wasn’t sweet enough, the sales associate throws in millions of tiny samples of other fragrances to seal the deal. Golden sun-kissed skin, shaved ice, the scent of sea air, the breeze beneath your sun dress, BBQ’s, street festivals, watermelon, outdoor lanterns, summer romances, fruit infused cocktails, and spontaneous road trips makes summer a winner against contending seasons in the popularity contest. So again, what is there not to love about summer???

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I am not knowledgeable on which fashion founding father came of with the name bathing-SUIT as; the name itself is contradictory to the amount of skin that the garment actually covers. With so many tricks to the trade when it comes to dressing for your body type, women have found ways to create hips, contour tummies, boost breast, and elongate legs. Choosing the most silhouette manipulating cuts and fabrics has brought women more confidence in clothing that flatters their body types. Bathing suits on the other hand are another ball game. With little fabric to work with and even less left to the imagination, how can woman keep their self-confidence afloat in swimsuit fashion while deep style diving? IMG_20140619_143211

 

Athletic build:

Athletic bodies tend to be very toned so one would assume they can pull off any swimsuit know to womankind. FALSE! Because they are so toned, many swimsuit styles can leave the athletic body looking even harder and masculine. Athletic builds do better in bust-enhancing details. A ring top bandeau halter or ruffle trimmed cleavage adds interest to feminine parts. Bikinis are more preferable than a one pieces as they break up a straight up and down body.

Pear Shaped (bottom heavy):

STAY AWAY FROM BOY SHORTS!! Many women have adopted the thought process that “if you hate it, hide it,” but this does not always work. They will cut your thighs creating the illusion of rolls. Higher cut bottoms work better as they elongate shorter heavier legs. String bikinis also work well in revealing more thighs. Tankinis will also lengthen your top half and create more of a balanced proportion. Deep V one pieces also show off more top, making your upper body appear longer.

Short Torso:

A plain one piece actually shortens the torso even more. Try a one piece with more artful cuts. A one shoulder one piece stretches out the top of the body. Manipulate your viewer by drawing eyes up to your collarbone by choosing one pieces with detailing around the neck or punchy colors.

 

Long & Lean:

NO ONE PIECES! Ruffled bikinis help give this body type curves. Frills on the top and bottom of bikinis help create and hourglass shape. Also, try bikini tops with a front tie or knot for more cleavage curve. Here’s a stylist best kept secret: WEAR RED…. Anything red says sexy.

 

Well Rounded:

Do not rule yourself out! Again, trying to hide your body can make you look frumpier. Trade-in your frumpy finds for sleek alternatives. One pieces or tankinis with rouching in the mid section are extremely flattering and hides flaws fashionably. If you’re daring enough to opt for a bikini, try banded or high waist bikinis as they offer more support than a best friend. Side detailing trims the sides down and offers more contouring.

A Little Pooch ..No Puppy:

If you have a stubborn little pooch and I’m not talking a cocker spaniel, a ruffled waistband is ideal as they can be adjusted to sit higher. If you prefer a one piece, opt for chevron stripes as they trim downwards. Retro cuts also work, such as pinup inspired bikinis, as they are often high waist yet tempting.

Long Torso:

Prints and cut outs are your new best friend. Side cutouts break up the torso while showing flirtatious hints of skin. Striped bikinis also break up a long line.

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Figure Flattering : Midi Skirt

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A trend I’m taking full advantage of this Spring is the midi-length skirt. This may be the most flattering trend of all time—seriously! A midi skirt is a skirt that hits right below the knee, which creates an illusion of a taller, more slender body. Who wouldn’t want that, right? A midi skirt can come in endless styles options—bodycon, pencil, fit-and-flare, and ballerina to name but a few. One of my favorite midi skirt styles is the pleated A-line. It sucks in your middle and creates that slim waist we all want!

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Now that you know why midis are the most flattering trend, lets talk styling. Treat this skirt like any other when trying to put together an outfit. For an everyday look, try styling it like i did with a graphic tee and studded belt. Or, for another causal take, try on some wedges and a crop top with a denim jacket

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Even if you’re nervous to try other Spring trends out there, this is one you don’t want to miss! Midi skirts are figure flattering, easy to style, and perfect for Spring.

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Erykah Badu, Ledisi and Solange cover ESSENCE’s May Beauty Issue! 

May 2014 marks ESSENCE Magazine’s 44th year in publication and what a way to celebrate that milestone with these three NATURAL beauties on the covers!

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“I view my hair and clothes as functional art. I’m my own stylist and I love it, but I am not trying to make a statement.” – Erykah Badu

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“Although I’m known for my long, colorful locs, I still don’t take my hair too seriously. I experiment a lot, dyeing it and constantly switching styles to grab attention. My hair is one of my best accessories and changing it helps express who I am.” – Ledisi

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“We all have the option of how we want to express ourselves through our life, hair, style or whatever we decide. We shouldn’t be pigeonholed into any one category.- Solange

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Erykah always makes a statement, even when she doesn’t try. This is Solange and Ledisi’s first Essence cover and the fourth for Erykah. Mark my words I WILL DEFINITELY have a career at Essence Magazine

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Beauty on a Budget

Im BACK …..YAYYY!
So this is my first time giving you glowers a dupes post. So I decided that this post will be dedicated to all my favorite MAC dupes! For those of you who don’t know, MAC is a brand of professional-quality cosmetics known for its insanely huge selection of colors. Unfortunately, with all that awesomeness comes some pretty high prices as well. Although there are some MAC products that cannot be duplicated and are worth the splurge, I’ve found tons of great drugstore alternatives to others!

As always, please keep in mind that prices and availability are subject to change depending on when and where you buy. It’s also important to remember than the pictures you’ll see below are not a completely accurate representation of the colors of these products. So if you see two items that do not look like a match here at all, I promise they do in real life!

With that all out of the way, let’s go ahead and jump into everything!

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This shade of lipstick is definitely my go to lippie for everyday wear, it’s completely stunning! If you’re looking for a dark lipstick perfect for all year round , there is nothing better to me than Black Cherry…or Dark Side if you’d like to splurge a little more.

The Original: MAC Lipstick in Dark Side- $15
Drugstore Dupe: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Black Cherry- $ 8

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When you speak of Mac Heroine it eckos the room. I recently purchased this amazing color that I have been eyeing for sometime now . A Great and accurate dupe I have for yall  is Miss Violet ( left) and MAC Heroine ( the color to the right). Same shade, different textures.  is a Fall Limited Edition and might be hard to find. Sounds like Miss Violet Intrigue and Heroine have something in common besides color, you can’t find neither, no where (Heroine stays sold out).

The Original : MAC Heroine $16
Drugstore Dupe : Miss Violet Intrigue

When wearing a full face makeup it is important to use a setting spray to help set and hold makeup in place. The setting spray helps to improve makeup wearability and prevent color from running and fading.

A very popular setting spray is one from MAC called Fix plus. It’s an aqua-spritz of vitamin and minerals, infused with a calm-the-skin blend of green tea, chamomile, cucumber, topped off with the fresh, natural, energizing scent of Sugi.

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Elf cosmetics offers a more affordable setting spray called Makeup Mist & Set. This invigorating mist moisturizes and soothes the skin with key ingredients: Aloe, Green Tea, Cucumber and Vitamins A, C, & E.

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The Original : MAC Fix Plus $21
Dupe : Elf Makeup Mist & Set $3

When trying them out I noticed that both held up equally and my makeup held in place all night.

The whole  beauty dupe culture is one of those moments that you need a sharp eye, keen sense of BS and tight budget. It’s so easy to get caught up thinking you are saving money by buying a duplicate of a high product, when actuality, its not even a close color, texture and doesn’t work nothing like the real thing. I love dupes but here is some advice, USE GOOGLE. Seriously, do the research and find bloggers, vloggers, sites that have swatches or reviews on the real product and duped one if you are UNSURE of a supposed dupe.

Thanks for taking the time to GLOW,
Tesha Sherie

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If Loving Her is Wrong….

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After hearing the song ” I decided” over that insane beat produced by Pharrell…..I was hooked! As she made her rounds to promote Sol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams I was drown in not only by the music but by her vintage style and fashion. 2008 , the week the album dropped I went crazyyy all over Vegas to find it.

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After about the 6th store I was successful not because she was selling out but not to many stores even bothered to sell it because she wasnt the popular Knowles …then :/ Now , Everything about Solange screams original and very outside the box , this is what I believe stars are MADE off plus she is in control of her destiny and became an style icon and role model. Many ppl thought I was insane and always called her wack , talentless but I bet they jumping on her d*ck now ijs They was blind then but now I know they can see the stylish naturalista on the red carpet showing up and showing out #GAG. She is a true fashion trendsetter and a force to be wrecking with! She walks to the beat of her own tune and while everybody does the same ol sh*t , shes CLEARLY STANDING IN A LANE ALL HER OWN and the world is finally paying attention

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Knowles currently signed a modeling contract with Next Model Management. She has been honored by the American Society of Culture Critics for her contributions to music and fashion.

14 May 2013, Knowles announced that she launched her own record label named Saint Records, which she will be using to release her third full length album and future music projects distributed through Sony.

Knowles was named as ambassador for Giorgio Armani’s younger diffusion line, Armani Jeans. Armani said Knowles epitomizes the style, which is a “vision of a young, independent, casual lifestyle with a strong and cool, fashion sensibility.

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