HOW TO GO VEGAN – 4 Essential Tips

Screen Shot 2018-02-06 at 17.34.41From Alicia Silverstone to Olivia Wilde, Ellen DeGeneres, and Lea Michelle are only a few of the celebrities that swear by veganism. Some started for health issues, for example, Wilde discovered she was lactose intolerant, others to gain glowing skin, whilst others did it for simply loving animals. But how easy is it to go vegan and where do you start?

Transitioning to a vegan diet can be challenging so one of the best ways is to start slow and decide on a method that works best for you. We’ve rounded up the best tips to go vegan today.

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DO YOUR RESEARCH 

Learn as much as you can about how you can nourish your body based on a plant-based diet and start familiarising with reading ingredient lists on the back of products. Start paying attention to new and potentially yummy vegan products at your local grocery store and keep informed about health benefits that might motivate you to stay vegan.

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FOCUS ON ADDING

Instead of fearing the items that you will have to subtract from your diet such as meat and dairy products focus on adding all of the items you’ll have more of such as: Whole grain, beans, legumes, nuts, seeds, and tofu into your diet. Start collecting and experimenting with vegan recipes that appeal to you. Find a non-dairy alternative such as almond or soy. Experiment to discover which option you like best.

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FIND AND MAINTAIN YOUR MOTIVATION

It’s will get increasingly harder when you get a burger craving, for example, keep your goal and motivation clear in your mind so you can ride through any craving ride.

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PLAN THE SHIFT

Going vegan can be daunting so why not try veganism first? Get used to subtracting meat, fish, and poultry from your diet without replacing them with eggs and milk for protein consumption. Instead, amp up your veggie protein intake.

Turning to veganism is a challenging yet a very beneficial approach to our nutrition and also to our sense of ethical living. Push the limits of what you think is possible and you’ll reap the rewards of a more conscious lifestyle. Start your journey today!

V DAY JEWELLERY GIFT IDEAS

Screen Shot 2018-02-06 at 16.09.42You may be stumped upon what jewellery to get this Valentine’s day and a piece of jewellery is always a safe bet. You may want to get a gift for your best gal pal or may even one to treat yourself to a little anti-Valentine’s day gifting to celebrate your badass singledom.

There’s a certain personal element when buying a piece of jewellery for someone. It means that you’re truly aware of their individual style that rarely follows trends. After examining the style of the person that will wear the gift choose between modern and classic. For a classic look go for minimal stacked gold enamel or raw earthy touches. For modern try maximalist colour, chunky silhouettes, layering and funky design.

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STATEMENT EARRINGS

When it comes to earrings opt for tassel, chandelier or statement architectural earrings to be completely on trend for this season. The earrings are meant to be the main focal point so keep the rest of the outfit muted for immense effect. For a classic look go for drop earrings or a pair of pearl earrings and wear them with an evening look or a smart casual outfit.

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LAYER HOOPS RINGS PENDANTS

Get a bunch of pendants to layer, including gold hoops in different sizes or statement rings that say something about you. The layering and the choice of an accessory here will communicate your individuality.

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MATCH THEM

For a black-tie event go for a matching necklace or choose a necklace with multiple layers for a nonchalant effect that is oh-so-chic.

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ARM PARTY

Opt for an array of bold and colourful bracelets for your maximalist friend otherwise known as “arm party”. The effect is a joyful blend of materials and colours that can easily act as one comprehensive accessory. Avoid adding any other piece of jewellery such as  drop earrings or necklaces and keep the attention to your bracelets.

MEGHAN MARKLE’S SUIT: HOW TO WEAR IT

As Meghan Markle stepped out with her future prince to their first official black-tie evening engagement she opted to dress in a suit. Markle was photographed arriving at the Endeavour Fund Awards last night in black trousers and a tuxedo shirt by designer Alexander McQueen. She ignored the protocol with that sartorial choice, but she is not the only one to fall under the suit’s allure. Screen Shot 2018-02-02 at 16.43.25

From Stella McCartney to Victoria Beckham the suiting trend was already cemented last season. Inspired by power women especially Hillary Rodham Clinton the pantsuit has made a serious comeback which is now more evident than ever. Cate Blanchett, Diane Keaton and Chloe Sevigny are among the stars donning the power suit on a regular basis. But they aren’t alone.
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Top models, fashion editors, street stylers and influencers are heralding this international uniform. We absolutely love how this suit trend can be translated into many variations. From checks to black sleek suits on Helena Christensen and Candice Swanepoel to the ultimate classic Annie Hall on Diane Keaton and her major influence on the Ralph Lauren brand.
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HOW TO MAKE A TURMERIC LATTE & 6 reasons why it’s amazing for your body.

Screen Shot 2018-02-01 at 15.15.57Happy February! This is the month of LOVE, Lurveeee. An opportunity to show your emotions to your loved ones, including friends and family but most importantly it’s a chance to give yourself some LOVE. Self- Love and Care that is. We hear that truly loving yourself means taking care of your mind and body.  So sit back relax, cosy up to your sofa with a blanket a good book and a healthy hot drink: The Turmeric Latte.

You have probably been hearing about the benefits of turmeric for a while now and you might have been intrigued to try a cup of turmeric latte, the bonified staple drink of the health conscious. Its recipe is quite simple, actually. Take a batch of cold-pressed turmeric juice and mix it with almond, cashew or coconut milk. Before you switch your morning tea or coffee brew to the golden milk (as it’s also referred) we take a look at the benefits of turmeric.

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YOUTHFUL CLEAR SKIN

Turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties that fight the skin’s tendencies for redness and irritation while its anti-bacterial qualities make it perfect for protecting against acne and blemishes.

BRAIN POWER

Turmeric produces curcumin which has a number of medicinal properties. It’s known to protect against Alzheimer’s disease by increasing memory function is also promotes the repair of brain cells.

RELIEVES MUSCLE PAIN

Curcumin also protects against muscle pain including joint pain and arthritis. So it’s perfect for gym newbies.

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ANTI-INFECTION PROPERTIES

Its anti-inflammatory properties make turmeric one of the perfect hot drinks when fighting a cold. Also due to its anti-parasitic qualities, it can help prevent stomach ulcers and reduce infection in the gut.

FIGHTS DEPRESSION

According to researchers, curcumin can aid in managing depression, without the possible side effects of an anti-depressive medicine.

REDUCES CHOLESTEROL

Turmeric has been found to reduce the levels of ‘bad’ cholesterol in the body while increasing the levels of ‘good’ cholesterol. So maybe it’s worthwhile switching to that gold milk for a while? What do you think? Send your comments below!

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FRENCH GIRL STYLE GUIDE- Did you know about these 5 tips​?

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You may think that the seemingly unobtainable French girl look is farfetched but that’s actually a myth. It is nevertheless one of the most searched terms on Google alongside Justin Bieber. The entire world wonders about that categorically Parisian chic factor that is both unequivocally elegant yet incredibly effortless. No one can contend that adopting that relaxed attitude towards dressing requires great knowledge of fashion fundamentals in order to strike that fine je ne sais quoi between style and nonchalance.
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CAPSULE WARDROBE
So next time you hit the city of lights opt for simple and chic basics and you’ll blend right in with the uber fashionable Parisian crowd. A quality shirt teamed with a pair of jeans that hugs your silhouette perfectly is the perfect way to get yourself started on French style eloquence.
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EFFORTLESS HAIRSTYLE
The term effortlessly chic was created initially to describe that elusive French hairstyle which includes rarely brushing your precious locks. Or at least make them seem wild enough to show that you had an amazing time last night.
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BARE LEGS
One of the most characteristic nuances of Gallic wardrobes is mini skirts and dresses. We are not sure how come a nation has been blessed with excellent pins but that’s probably why French girls have been fluent in showcasing them. Try a micro denim skirt with white sneakers and an all-purpose blazer.
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COMFY HEELS
As any well composed French girl will admit there’s nothing more unattractive than a woman trying to balance on high heels. Comfort is your French Style key. Opt for heels that are comfortable enough that you can go grocery shopping at the market all day or party all night. Mules and brogues are an excellent and Parisian chic approved choice.
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SIGNATURE OUTERWEAR
Investing in great outerwear is another rule most French girls abide by. Whether they’re bomber jackets, biker jackets, boho duster coats, embellished or faux fur they’re always ready to splurge for a coat that works. It’s also a clever way to remain elegant while wearing a very basic wardrobe underneath the coat.
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If you have any more French girl styling tips, share them below!  🙂
IMAGE CREDITS: Instagram.

HOW TO USE ACTIVATED CHARCOAL

Screen Shot 2018-01-30 at 16.08.28For the past few seasons, we have noticed the charcoal appearing just about everywhere. From our healthcare routines to our dental care, facecare even as a detergent for our dishes. There have been numerous studies and articles anyway about the unequivocal benefits of using charcoal in our everyday routines. So where can you use charcoal and which are the individual benefits? Don’t worry we have you covered. Just read on below for more tips:

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PERFECT SMILE

Charcoal has amazing whitening properties for teeth. It can really accelerate the process by removing persistent stains and discolourations. But be careful you cannot use it more than a few times per week. Also, if you choose to use it don’t be taken aback the first time when you apply it as it will make your entire mouth black. Just rinse thoroughly after brushing and it should leave you with a white sparkling smile.

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DISHWEAR

Just like with dental care, charcoal has amazing benefits for cleaning dishes. Just add a small spoonful of raw charcoal in your regular detergent and you’ll notice instant amazing results. Works great not only for removing stains but also for making stainless steel look extra shiny! Double whammy, more for your money!

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FOOD & DRINKS

You may have noticed this trend emerging last year of adding a bit of charcoal to our nutrition. And for good reason. Activated charcoal prevents cellular damage to kidneys and liver. It also helps the body flush out the toxins and chemicals that cause the damage. Expect charcoal lemonades, charcoal lattes even pitch black charcoal pancakes!

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FACIAL ROUTINE 

Probably the most popular lifestyle use of activated charcoal is for our facial routines. Opt for a charcoal-infused face cleanser or scrub to remove impurities from your face. Add a charcoal mask which works wonders on black spots and age discolourations. Just make sure to moisturize thoroughly after application for the best results!

Are you ready to add a bit of charcoal in your everyday routine? Check out our expert edit below!

 
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SLOGAN TEES – YOUR 2018 STAPLE

Screen Shot 2018-01-31 at 17.05.01Slogan T-shirts made their massive comeback last season and are still front and centre on most fashion feeds. They are incredibly elegant yet nonchalant and therefore make for the ultimate model-off duty look. Take cues from the trendsetters that provided us with an array of layering styling tips in our gallery. Are you still hesitant to try the trend? Here are four reasons why you should give Slogan tees a styling go!

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ICE-BREAKER 

You’re bound to grab attention. Whether you like it or not, clothes say a lot about how we are let alone if we spell it out on our tops. The tee could easily be an icebreaker and topic of conversation between you and the guy standing in line for your morning chai latte?
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SAYS A LOT ABOUT YOU 

It’s personal. Although slogan tees are a trend, hence not as personal, the message can be a reflection of your individual style and mind set. Whether it’s a pun on feminism, a political statement, a funny random quote or ever a rocker tee. Slogan were, are and always will be quite personal. And there’s nothing wrong with that.
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EASY TO STYLE 

They’re quite easy to style and incorporate in literally any wardrobe. You can go for a girly look and tuck it inside a floor length skirt, paired with a GG belt and mules. It’s the perfect addition if you want to tone down and make a classic look edgier. If you want to spice up your business attire, don a slogan tee under your check blazer and trousers. On the other hand you can go for the rocker look, or simply keep it casual with a luxe knit cardigan, vinyl leggings and ankle boots.

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TRANSITIONAL WEATHER FRIENDLY 

Tees are the perfect way to go during transitional weather as you can layer up, or layer down according to your environment and occasion. And if you are going for a t-shirt this season, why not make it personal and sport one with a slogan?

Can’t wait to get your hands on a slogan t-shirt? Check out our edit of this season’s best slogan tee picks!

IMAGE CREDITS: REFINERY29.com, VOGUE.com

How to Practice Self-Care with the 80/20 Rule!

Screen Shot 2018-01-30 at 16.13.25The 80/20 rule (or the Pareto principle) argues that in many cases, 80 percent of the effects come from 20 percent of the causes. It comes from Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto’s findings in the 19th century that 80 percent of the land at the time was owned by 20 percent of the population. This applies to business management when 80 percent of sales come from 20 percent of the market. Most importantly in our everyday lives, it means that 80 percent of our outcomes usually come from 20 percent of our efforts. The rule relates to your self-care in several important ways — all it takes is some serious prioritization of what’s bringing you happiness. Here are a few tips on how you can apply this principle to from a wellness perspective and live life to the fullest!

Screen Shot 2018-01-30 at 16.13.37Time Management: If 80 percent of your time right now is only giving you 20 percent of your results, then you should be spending less time on the activities that aren’t offering the best return and more time on those that are.

Repeat What Works, Forget What Doesn’t: This rule helps you focus on the areas that need improvement instead of repeating ones that aren’t giving you the results you want. Whether it’s nutrition, your morning routine, a specific muscle group at the gym, or improving your skills in digital marketing at work, this point of view can be a true time-saver! 

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The 80/20 Rule Relates to Friendships: Find out which people add true value to your life and politely ditch the rest. Don’t wear yourself out by fostering relationships (and putting in that 20 percent of time) that aren’t improving your live or bringing you happiness — aka not giving that 80 percent effect. 

It Goes For Relationships, Too!: This means it’s impossible to meet the needs of our partner 100 percent, and that’s OK! In the healthiest relationships, you should expect to get 80 percent of what you want and use the remaining 20 for self-improvement and self-reliance. 

It Even Works With Decluttering: Decluttering your home and getting rid of things you don’t need can have a positive effect on your mental health. Drawing on the Marie Kondo art of tidying up, Konmari your life and find out which items bring you 80 percent joy and value based on your efforts. Part ways with what doesn’t!

 

Jeanette Madsen — Get fluent in Scandi Chic!

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We’re in the midst of a Scandi obsession. Last week the Swedes took to the streets of Stockholm celebrating mesmerising Scandi Style at Stockholm Fashion Week. While now it’s all about Copenhagen. The city trademarked by the mermaid, fish and for us Ganni, is showcasing the best of International Fashion talent this week and we wanted to dedicate this instalment of I Like Ya Style to one of the best curators of Scandi Style. We’re talking about fashion editor and stylist Jeanette Madsen.
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Contrary to the limited view of Scandinavian style – meaning monochrome minimalism, Madsen proves that the secret to maintaining the Scandi aesthetic is about investing in great basics. One of her ways of showcasing her individual style by staying true to her Danish roots is by adding bold shades of colour. For example, Jeanette often plays with unexpected colour combinations such as pinks, reds and blues for a more joyful end result.
She avoids anything dreary so grey, navy or black is a no no.
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– Staying in line with trends she paired a cobalt blue jumper with a seafoam green pleated skirt and draw the outfit in by adding a white T-shirt and white boots. The tonal head-to-toe blue combo was juxtaposed by a poppy orange clutch.
– For a soft look Jeanette pairs, a blush pink blazer with a lemon yellow pair of suit trousers finished with a gold chain crossbody bag.
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– Keeping in line with trends, Jeanette sported the red and pink combo pairing her pink H&M trousers with an oversized Miu Miu sweater.
– When she wants to go after a demure colour palette she still manages to pair colours and adds a playful item. Take her camel teddy bear coat for example, that she styled with a camel coloured blouse dark denim jeans, and ankle booties.
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STOCKHOLM FASHION WEEK: The Best from Street Style

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Stockholm Fashion week just ended Tuesday offering us a glimpse of that all promising Scandi aesthetic both on the catwalks as well as the streets of the Swedish capital.Stockholm Fashion Week is underway showing us how polar dressing is impeccably executed. Without a doubt, Scandis can turn winter dressing into an effortless affair with enviable flair.

As Stockholm Fashion week came to a close, natives and visitors alike showed up in their best outerwear including bright pink cocoon coats and teddy bear faux fur creations. Their practical and minimal nature was presented in footwear where the Scandis were all about comfort. So ditch the high heel extravaganza and opt for thick-soled shoes whether their trainers, platforms or even brogue hybrids.

Even though Scandi fashion has long been associated with minimalism, and practicality locals took a different approach this year. We’re almost missing those grey black and white tightly edited looks. This time it was mostly about maximalism.

Want to emulate the Scandi 2.0. look? Have a look at our edit below:

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FAUX FUR COATS

Take cues from Stockholm – based fashion blogger Caroline Blomstor Swedish blogger Felicia Akerstrom Ma and rock the colourful and furry coat that will keep you uber cosy and stylish.

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THICK SOLED SHOES

Who said you had to sport heels to be stylish? This year it’s all about true Scandi functionality. So opt for your fave comfy trainer, brogue or platform for any event.

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DENIM JEANS

Perhaps your most versatile piece of clothing and yet the most challenging to hunt down. It’s easy to follow a trend but it takes a while to find out which style compliments each individual style. Take a pick from our selection below.

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CHECKS, PLEASE

Why should Stockholm evade the omnipresent trend of checks you ask? They shouldn’t and they definitely did not. Time to elevate your wardrobe with a few check items stat!

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LONG SCARVES

What would Stockholm fashion week be without a little hygge? This time employ the method of a crazy long scarf to wrap it around your neck in a loose or more tightly fashion for the ultimate winter-chic look!