5 Mistakes People Make When Choosing a Wedding Ring

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When you decide to marry someone and start a new life together as a couple, there can be all sorts of things to consider.  It’s not always easy to take it all on when you don’t have any experience doing something like this before.

Since there’s so much energy and money which goes into a wedding and everything that it entails, it’s important to make sure that everything goes as smoothly as possible.  That means not making mistakes which are costly or negatively impact the process. Here are the most common errors that people make when choosing a wedding ring and what you can do to avoid it.

Getting The First One You See

A lot of people get excited too quickly and choose a wedding ring right away. The problem is that they aren’t leaving themselves the possibility of finding something else which may have been an even better fit. 

Take your time and give yourself a big enough window of time to choose a ring that you like more than anything else.  Only once you’ve spent plenty of time going through all of your options can you decide what you really think stands out the most amongst the rest.

Choosing a Trend Over a Classic

Even though you may love the current trends that you see and you notice that everyone else has the same thing, remember that trends don’t last forever.

Since your wedding ring is something that you’ll be wearing for the rest of your life, you want it to stand the test of time.  Choose a ring which you know that you’ll love in 50 years from now. 

Ordering At The Last Minute

Waiting too long to make your order is a potential disaster. You never know when there may be a delay or you need a change in the design.  You may not even like the ring once you hold it in your hands.

Since it’s such a big purchase which requires so much commitment, you want to make sure that you have ample time to receive it for your big day.

Guessing Your Ring Size Wrong

A lot of people send off for a ring without adequately measuring their ring size first.  Only to be overcome with disappointment when their order arrives and it’s the wrong size.

It’s best to verify that your ring is a fit rather than taking a gamble.

Going Way Beyond Their Budget A lot of people choose a ring that they feel they should buy even if it puts them in debt way beyond their means.  Remember, your love is the most important thing at the end of the day.  If buying a ring sends you into serious financial hardship, it’s not doing anyone any favors for the long term as a couple.

4 Things You Never Want to Wear To a First Date

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First dates are an occasion when you want to make the best possible first impression.  Whether you’re feeling particularly hopeful that this date may be the one, or are starting to believe you’ll never find Mr. or Mrs. Right, you should always dress to impress.  After all, you never know what could happen.  If a date is worth going on, then it’s worth doing right.

Although there are plenty of things that you should probably not wear to a first date, like an oversized sombrero or boa constrictor, here are the more common first date faux pas that you may be more likely to commit.

Chipped Nail Polish

Even though you may think that your nail polish that you applied last April is okay because it’s still on at least seven of your ten fingernails, think again.  Your nails say a lot about you.  Isn’t it reasonable to consider that if you’re that relaxed about letting your nails go that who knows where else you might be slightly less than groomed?

If you don’t have time to reapply your nail polish, then remove it completely.  Even though it might not be a big deal to you, it’s essential to make a good impression.  Someone who is sensitive to aesthetics will less likely be distracted by your poorly painted nails and more focused on your charms.

Socks and Sandals

First of all, let’s discuss the purpose of sandals.  Sandals were made to keep our feet cool in warm environments. They allow air to enter and keep our feet fresh.

They were not created for the winter or rainy days.  They were built for warm climates in summer months which do not require our feet being warm.

So, when you wear socks with your sandals, you’re defeating the entire purpose, and you look ridiculous, so stop it, right now, thank you.

Platform Heels

Even though you may be dying to wear those new heels you got which make your legs look so long and fabulous, consider again. 

Since you’ll likely be full of nerves and not exactly the most coordinated that you’ve ever been, platforms may be a recipe for disaster.  If you go down, you’re going down hard, sweetie.  Opt for the flats, and thank us later.

Sweat Pants

Even though sweatpants are awesome, let’s face it, there’s a time and a place.  Sweatpants are for moments when you want to let it all hang out and don’t care who’s watching.  While that’s a beautiful thing, statistics would say that most people didn’t meet the love of their life in sweatpants. Put in a little effort and at least go with yoga pants.  At least you can show off the curves of your body instead of looking like you are rocking a full diaper. reast-langu

4 Tips For Natural Looking Makeup

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Many makeup artists agree that makeup should be used as a tool for enhancing your beauty, not covering it.  When you wear makeup it shouldn’t look like a mask, but rather add to your features.

Not only heavy makeup make you look less natural, but it’s harder on your skin, leading to breakouts.

Follow these tips to achieve a glowing natural look every time.

Quality Foundation

Use makeup which is full of high-quality ingredients.  Using cheap makeup full of chemicals and harsh products won’t do you any favors.

A light water-based foundation gives a nice texture without going overboard.  When you see women with “pancake face,” its a result of them overusing a heavy foundation. Using light foundation from a reliable brand will give you coverage without a caking effect.

If you’re not sure which foundation to choose, try several samples and see which one suits your particular skin type.  You may find that you have to go through several before arriving at a final decision.

A Blending Sponge

One of the biggest giveaways that you’re wearing makeup is poor blending.  When you can see a definitive line between your neck and your face, you should consider stepping up your blending game.  

A blending sponge gives your foundation a natural finish instead of looking like you painted your face for Halloween. 

It’s important to know that not all blending sponges are created equal.  Although there are many which claim to do the job, they can often be the wrong texture to get the results that you need.  Go for soft and flexible rather than hard and difficult to grip.

Less Is More

Although many rookie makeup users will apply too much makeup, this doesn’t have to happen to you.  When it comes to looking natural, less is more every time.

The key is your skin maintaining its natural skin texture rather than looking artificial.  Only a few drops all over the face is necessary blending your t-zone in particularly.   Heavy application in this zone will be an immediate red flag that you’re wearing foundation.

This also goes for eyeshadow and lipstick.  Opt for light natural application with wisping strokes.  Going heavy handed on the eyes and lips without proper blending may make you look like a clown.

Reflective Highlighter

The best way to give skin a dewy finish which reflects the light is to use a highlighter on the cheeks.  Make sure that you use your fingertips to blend to avoid getting harsh lines.

There are many different shades of highlighters that may suit your skin better or worse depending on your particular skin tone. Blues and whites are better for some fairer skin tones, while golden pinks work great for darker complexions.