5 Ways To Feel Happier When You’re NOT

So here’s the thing. Even if you do feel like you’re on track or whether everyone around you feels you have your ish together. It doesn’t mean you feel a’ok every single day. I do believe there does exist a group of people within this world who are happy and satisfied more times than they’re unhappy and unsatisfied and that’s fantastic. But if you’re like me. (an I’m guessing you may be as you’re still reading this hugely entertaining post) You will have does dark, rancid and dreaded days where motivation isn’t your best friend, you want to be away from people, you really want to not speak on the phone and be in your own head space and you just kinda want to be LEFT the hell alone.

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#POTD | Overcoming Doubt

“The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.”

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#InspireLSHome | Interior Retreat: Creating A Bedroom Haven

After a busy day of work, there’s nothing better than the chance to put your feet up and relax. Whether you love having a bath to soak away any stress, or you’re addicted to the latest Netflix season; your evenings and free time are crucial to your inner health and wellbeing. These relaxing activities all lead to one place; bed. Often, you’ll crawl under your duvet without a second thought, and before you know it; your alarm is going off because it’s time to get up again. The only time you might spend more time in your bedroom space is on a Sunday morning, or when you’re trying to get dressed every day. However, your bedroom can be more than just a room where you shut your eyes and sleep; it can become the ultimate interior haven, where you can truly unwind and enjoy the space.

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#InspireLSEntertainment | A Subtle Hen Party With All the Fun!!

Are you looking for something different? Do not wish to have that wild, outrageous and loud hen party? Having a hen party where many of your guests are above forty (no skydiving!) or expecting mothers? Then you must read on! We have prepared a list of hen party activities that will be perfect if you wish to celebrate your hen party in sort of a subtle way!  You can enjoy all these activities in the comfort of your home. Throw in a couple of drinks and get the party begin!

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#InspireLSHome | Ways to Create an Eco-Friendly House

Everyone is going green. In fact, living an eco-friendly lifestyle is hip and fashionable today. As much as we care about fashion we also care about health. Your health, your family’s health, our health, in short we care about everyone’s health. Besides being concerned about the health and well-being of the people on this planet, we are also concerned about the other inhabitants of this planet and the Earth as a whole.

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#InspireLSBeauty | Four Ways to Prevent Wrinkles and Fine Lines

As we age, our skin naturally loses elasticity and moisture, making it more prone to blemishes such as wrinkles and fine lines. However, the good news is that whilst getting wrinkles as we age may be an inevitable process, there are plenty of options to turn to when it comes to preventing them as much as possible and helping to reduce their appearance to achieve a youthful and smooth look for longer. To avoid wrinkles for as long as possible, there are many things that you should do in your daily life starting as early as you can to help your skin stay in a youthful condition. Here are some of the best:

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#FashionINspired | How to Choose Sunglasses that Best Fit Your Style and Face

We all know and love that Horatio Caine signature move with his Silhouette shades, but would this iconic meme-worthy moment be so beloved around the world if he had chosen a different pair of glasses? Unlikely. With that in mind, there’s a unique charisma and sass in each and every one of us, waiting patiently to be brought to the surface with the right accessories, because nothing can accent your best features quite like a well-chosen detail.

To find your own Horatio-worthy pair of eyewear, it’s essential to know your face and use your most prominent features to find the perfect frame, color, and style that will complement your entire look.

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Determine your face shape

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No need to bring out the measuring tape, although some perfectionists among you might feel the need to do just that. It’s more than enough to determine with your own fingers as a point of reference, if your forehead is wider than the rest of your face, and your chin is sharp and narrow, which makes it heart-shaped, or if your forehead and jawline are prominent and strong, meaning that you’re in the “square face” team.

Oval-shaped faces are lengthy and predominantly narrow, although your chin may be slightly narrower than your forehead, but the difference is not as obvious as with your heart-shaped folks. Finally, if your face width and length are almost the same, you have a round face. A general rule of thumb is to choose the opposite for your eyewear, to give your features some balance, but now that you know your shape, let’s delve into details!

The lucky ovals

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This is a particularly eyewear-friendly shape that gives you plenty of room for playful choices for any occasion. From the classic aviators, the timeless John Lennon shades, all the way to a sharp pair of cat eye shades, you can take your pick as long as you keep the width within the boundaries of your face.

Another feature to keep in mind is to go for lighter frames, and avoid overly chunky, heavy ones that will look too “heavy” for your facial anatomy.

The queen of hearts

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Beauties such as Scarlett Johansson and Naomi Campbell boast this tricky facial shape, and they rock classic eyewear the best, although other options can come in handy and emphasize your lovely cheekbones just as well. However, for those among you with a petite, soft face, it’s wise to stick to lighter frames (or no frames at all) and never for oversized.

But generally speaking, if your features are sharp and prominent, some size cannot do any harm, on the contrary! Even a bulkier, decorated frame can do wonders for such a look, and wearing aviator-shaped Quay sunglasses in any color can mimic your facial structure. This is a rare opportunity, since the previously-mentioned rule doesn’t restrict your options when you have heart-shaped features.

Square for rounds

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Now to turn to those that attract their opposites, for those that have a round, relatively proportionate face in terms of length and width, you will best complement your style with sharp, square frames. This is a simple trick to create an “optical illusion” of more prominent cheekbones.

Another great option that will especially work well with shorter haircuts are the wayfarers, whose geometry lends a few fun angles to your appearance. That said, avoid round and small eyewear as much as possible, as they will only give extra fullness to your look.

Round for squares

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An edgy profile needs some softening from your accessory ensemble, hence the need to find a curvy pair of sunglasses to even out those sharp angles. Some added width is also a good idea, to create the illusion of more delicate lines on the sides. However, don’t shy away from playing with texture and color when choosing the right frame, as these qualities can go a long way in shifting the focus from the edges to the details, and they can lend your outline a rounder look.

If you have a preference for quirky and eccentric, then the Miu Miu butterfly frame glasses may be your go-to pair. There are other butterfly varieties you can opt for, and this playful shape allows you to mix it with a pastel tone and a lightweight frame, to elevate your entire look and give you a note of elegance and subtlety.




W| By Claire Hastings                                                     Via @InspireLSTrends

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#InspireLSCareers | The Best Route to Changing Your Career

Changing career can be a very daunting prospect, and if you have been in the same role for a while, then it might even seem impossible. Now is the best time to change, swap and get qualified in many or just a few sectors. Although many people are pessimistic about our current economic or political climate, with the internet is never easier to find new opportunities or educate yourself on how you could make a difference at the other side of the world. Changing your career is not as challenging as you might think. Of course, there are a few factors you need to consider before doing so and some things you can do to cover you back, but it has never been easier. The hardest thing is motivating yourself, and believing your skills and attitude can be valued elsewhere. Read on to find the various route people take to changing their careers, and how you can make it happen for yourself.

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