Before we dive in, let’s just remember that there’s truly no such thing as a perfect outfit. Meaning: Everyone has their own unique personal style, so your perfect outfit would be whatever makes you the most comfortable and confident. That said, there are a few key elements we think make up some of the most up-to-date looks. Essentially, when an ensemble makes us do a double-take or causes that double-tap on IG, it’s because it features a culmination of specific forward components.
To dive into this matter further, we’re showcasing our checklist below to keep in the back of your mind (or save to your phone to reference when styling) that adds up some of the principal details of the perfect spring outfit in our minds. And to showcase the aspects in action, we also rounded up some of the chicest spring looks that fit the bill. So without further … Read the rest
The style which is commonly practiced in clothing and accessories become the fashion. The formal dress type vest is very popular, and with good reason. Worn as part of a suit, or with a jacket and tie, the dress vest will make you stand out from the crowd. And worn informally with a t-short or no shirt, these waistcoats are as popular as ever. If you want to look casual, but stylish and sophisticated at the same time, a formal vest may be just what you need. On 15 May 2004 in Zurich, Switzerland, Joseph (Sepp) Blatter, president of FIFA, world soccer’s governing body, made an historic announcement: South Africa would host the 2010 World Cup. Nelson Mandela wept tears of joy: I feel like a young man of 15,â€ he told the audience in Zurich. In South Africa, people of all races erupted in simultaneous, raucous celebration of the … Read the rest
When it comes to toners, I used to be 100% dedicated to them. I would use one every day as part of my nighttime skincare routine. But in recent years, I’ve found the ones that I had been using were drying out my skin, so I switched to applying them only about two to three times a week.
To be honest, I still wasn’t quite sure exactly what toners were supposed to be doing for my skin and if I actually needed to use one. I was just going along with it because I did feel that it helped to clear up any blemishes and provided some exfoliation. Recently, I learned that some toners have added anti-aging benefits, which intrigued me even more. So I decided to ask the experts to break it down for me.
“In the past, toners were harsh astringents. Now, they are ways to cleanse the … Read the rest
Celebrities are the reason that slim jeans have become so popular, women have always worn tight jeans but recently men have started to as well. Regardless of years of separation from Africa and constant pressure to ignore all things African, Africans in the United States and Africa as a whole, have managed to maintain “African Cultural Retentions”. One example of this is the strong community commitment was participation in child-care and socialization in rural areas and in strong urban communities that persisted for years. Even when there was little money, these African communities, like ours here in Mzantsi, were consciously and subconsciously committed to quality child development, cultural propagation and transmission. You need not to be a Japanese girl in order to experience the beneficial effects of traditionally beauty products in Japan. There are many products that include face creams, eye cream, masks, etc. These products project the traditional ways … Read the rest
I don’t paint my nails often, but when I do paint them myself, I normally don’t stray from my tried-and-tested brands and colors. The same goes if I’m getting my nails done at the salon. I never really gave much thought to the nail polishes I was using aside from their shades.
But recently, I got a crash course in nail polish ingredients and learned more about the benefits of vegan and “clean” polishes. I’ve heard of the terms “5-free,” “7-free,” etc. before, but I never really knew what that meant, just that the polishes were free of certain chemicals and ingredients. The craziest thing I learned that I never really thought about before? There are animal products in some nail polishes!
“Vegan nail polish does not use any animal-derived ingredients or pigments, such as carmine (a red pigment that is obtained from cochineal insect shells), guanine (derived from fish … Read the rest
If you’re a Revolve fan, which I’m guessing you are, you’re probably aware that sitewide sales are a thing they hardly ever do, but today is a special occasion. In celebration of the e-tailer’s 18th birthday on May 3, 2021, the entire site (minus a few exclusions) is 18% off with the code HAPPY18. This is the perfect opportunity to start stocking up on fun pieces and basics for spring and summer, which you know Revolve has tons of.
Sometimes in-house brands can be hit-or-miss but Revolve’s are so good across the board. Add to that their vast but well-curated assortment of other brands and you can easily have a very full cart in a matter of minutes. There’s obviously a lot to choose from, but to take advantage of this sale, you’re going to have to act fast. I’m here to help with that. I scanned thousands of pieces … Read the rest
Jewelry and women are truly two words that cannot be separated. Food Customs at Ceremonial Occasions. While the principle foods consumed in Brazil are fairly uniform across the country, there are regional specialties, many of which are eaten on festive occasions. In the northeastern state of Bahia ingredients of African origin—palm oil ( dendê ), dried shrimp, peanuts, malagueta peppers—are the basis of regional cuisine in such dishes as vatapá (seafood stew) and acarajé (black-eyed pea fritters). A variety of fruit and fish native to the Amazon are featured in dishes of that region, while in southern Brazil, an area of extensive cattle ranches, meals of grilled meat ( churrasco ) are favored. Another southern specialty are rodizios, restaurants featuring barbecue in which waiters pass from table to table with large skewers of grilled meats and poultry. Another thing we need to talk about, clearly and eruditely, is our own … Read the rest
No matter what season it is, leggings are a wardrobe staple I can always rely on. They pair with almost everything, are comfortable and are easy to just throw on when you feel like you’ve got nothing to wear. They’re even more versatile now, as the options on the market aren’t just the solid black pair you’d wear under an oversized sweater anymore. There’s a type for every occasion whether you’re going for a run or going out for dinner. Today, I’m diving into each by giving you the best of the best that you can shop right now.
Below, I’ve rounded up my editor-approved picks across all categories, from activewear leggings fit for any sweat session to cozier styles fit for a day of lounging. If there’s a legging need you have, you’ll find your answers if you keep scrolling. Continue on to shop the very best options that … Read the rest
When it comes to fashion, no one has it better than women. The choice before Africa’s elite today, though superficially different, is fundamentally the same: Serve as agents of imperialist exploitation of Africa or be overthrown by others more willing to do so. An unmerry-go-round of coups and counter-coups, of massacres and counter-massacres, spreads fear, distrust and confusion across the continent, and distracts us from constructing that stable power we must have to beat off future invasions (in the case of South Africa, this needs to be put in better perspective, i.e., what type of invasion are South Africans faced with, and the answer is, “world, foreign and invasions from Africa and the Imperialist countries- my addition). )1955 Topper Brown, a British coach, leads Natal Africans to victory in both the Moroka-Baloyi Cup and the Natal Inter-Race Singh Cup. “Our traditions have made a profound impact on world civilization. They … Read the rest
If you have tried various products for skin care and can not find the ones that work for you, then you might need to buy some sensitive skin care items that will nourish and protect your skin. There is as yet no way to calculate how many languages have disappeared or been transmuted into other languages before writing cam along. Even now hundreds of languages in active use are never written at all: no one has worked out an effective way to write them. The basic orality of language is permanent (Ong). It is interesting to learn about the fact so many languages have yet to be written, and yet, Africans in South Africa are told that this language is useless and a non-language- of which the falsity of this assertion should be borne in mid as one reads-on. Choose Dark Colored Shoes Dark colors make objects recede and seem … Read the rest