How to Get InstaFab for Instagram Compliments of Celebrity Stylist and Under The Gunn Judge Jen RadePosted in Aspiring Socialite by Vicky Sullivan | Tags: celebrity stylist, Instagram, Jen Rade, Photography, Project Runway, Project Runway: Under The Gunn, selfie, The Wicked Witch of Wardrobe, Under The Gunn
Lately, I’ve been absolutely obsessed with Instagram. I even find myself pausing moments with friends and stopping on the street for long periods of time just to get the perfect shot. So when celebrity stylist, Jen Rade, aka The Wicked Witch of Wardrobe, pulled together her top five tips on how to get “InstaFab” for Instagram, I immediately took notice. Jen makes a living out of helping people look their best in photographs. So not only does she feel right at home when determining what works and what doesn’t as a Project Runway: Under The Gunn judge, she can also show you how to take the perfect selfie. Enjoy her InstaTips:
Red lipstick is the one statement piece that can take your look from average to great – even jeans and a t-shirt look better with red lips.
Show Your True Colors
Any color is the best color to wear for a selfie – that’s what filters are for! The whole point of a selfie is to express yourself so there’s no right or wrong.
Less is more
When it comes to makeup and accessories, everything can’t be something!
If at first you don’t succeed…
Play around and take 10 selfies until you find the right light and angle. Lighting is the most important!
Filter or no filter?
Sometimes I use filters, sometimes I don’t. I go for whatever makes the mood of the picture look cool.
Whether you’re single or taken, there’s no better time of the year than Valentine’s Day to drink a sexy vodka cocktail. Though a cocktail’s flavor can stand alone, like love, you experience a cocktail with all five senses. The perfect cocktail filled with bold aromas and flavors, starts with the perfect vodka. Flavored vodkas good enough to drink straight are ideal for cocktails. After discovering Van Gogh Vodka‘s collection of vivid vodka flavors and colors, I don’t think I can drink anything else. As the first to introduce flavors such as chocolate, coffee, pomegranate, and acai-blueberry, Van Gogh Vodka is a pioneer in the flavored vodka category. Imported from Holland and crafted by second generation Master Distiller, Tim Vos, Van Gogh Vodka is perfect for the home bartender who wants to create delicious drinks without the fuss. Their portfolio of 22 vodka flavors (Pomegranate being my favorite), even includes PB&J for a touch of nostalgia.
Just in time for February 14th, Jonathan Pogash of The Cocktail Guru created a series of Valentine’s Day-themed cocktails crafted around Van Gogh’s vibrant flavored vodkas. I’ve tried all of them. So I can tell you from personal experience that they’re delicious and perfect to enjoy either during a night on the town with your girlfriends or on an intimate dinner with your lover. Here are his fab recipes:
My Honey Valentine
1-1/2 oz. Van Gogh Pomegranate Vodka
3/4 oz. pomegranate juice
1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice
1/4 oz. honey syrup (equal parts honey and hot water stirred until the honey dissolves)
Directions: Shake ingredients very well with ice and strain into martini glass or over ice into a rocks glass. Garnish with a lime wheel.
Cool Peach Bellini
1 oz. Van Gogh Cool Peach Vodka
1-1/2 oz. Peach Puree
3 oz. Prosecco
Directions: In a mixing glass stir the vodka and puree well. Add the Prosecco with ice and gently fold the ingredients (without stirring too much, as this will remove bubbles). Strain into a chilled champagne flute. Top off with extra Prosecco and garnish with a fresh peach when in season.
Spice It Up
1 1/2 oz. Van Gogh Rich Dark Chocolate Vodka
3/4 oz. milk
1/2 oz. cinnamon syrup
Directions: Shake well with ice and strain into martini glass.
Garnish: pinch of chili powder sugar (equal parts cayenne pepper and sugar)
Cheers & Happy Valentine’s Day!
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post, but the opinions are all my own.
A logical and open minded approach to personal appearance is essential for all of us who want to have a confident and outgoing image. Generally speaking, if we look good we feel good. The two outcomes are inextricably linked and contain the core of happiness and satisfaction. Thankfully, with today’s greater awareness of health and wellness all of us can attain the rewards promised by a well informed healthy lifestyle. The following are five of the best ways to achieving this ideal situation.
1. Sensible Dieting
A sensible diet should never be looked on as a quick-fix solution. The aim should always be to address a food and calorie intake in as sensible a way as possible. This means obtaining some reasonable advice about nutrition and healthy foods, while making firm commitments to stick with the effort. The faddish diets that make unrealistic promises usually fail as they take the whole concept of a diet away from the individual. The important thing should be to learn what works for you and to keep on doing it.
2. Daily Exercise
Along with sensible dieting, an essential for looking and feeling good is a revitalizing routine of daily exercise. This can be perfectly flexible and designed to fit in with an individual’s schedule and activities. The idea of visiting the gym every day does not have to necessarily apply, as a good level of exercise can be applied in the home or on the neighbourhood streets and parks. Aiming for a good 15 minutes of exercise every day can provide a great way to benefit from the natural high of being proactive about your health and personal fitness.
3. Liposuction to Tackle the Stubborn Areas
Occasionally, there are pockets of body fat that are impossible to shift no matter how rigorous the exercise and diet regime are. For those struggling with these troublesome deposits of fat, the expert surgeons of Cosmetics Canada could well have the answer. Their expert deployment of liposuction techniques can remodel and reshape the tummy, leaving a patient a new profile and new confidence. In no way an alternative to a healthy lifestyle, liposuction procedures should be best seen as an option for the hardest to manage parts of the stomach.
4. Facelift for a Younger You
The most advanced facelift procedures fully take into account an individual’s face. Every patient has a unique set of facial features, all of which form the basis for this natural style of assistance. This can often be the best option for everyone looking to remove wrinkles, sagging skin, and facial fat. With the whole procedure and recovery taking far less time than in previous years, a facelift could well be the ideal choice. A professional facelift carried out by medical professionals can usually take as much as 10-15 years off a patient’s face. This alone can easily provide the incentive to investigate further.
5. A New Look
Making use of a classic style of makeover can often be exactly what is required. Available on every budget, why not hit the high street for a little pampering session at a beauty salon. Alternatively, you could try indulging in a spot of retail therapy. A new outfit or a trendy new hair style can often pave the way to an instant boost to morale and self confidence.
This guest post was written by Serenay Taylor, freelance writer, journalist and health and wellness blogger.
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My new favorite eyeshadow palette
The view from my roof deck before my last photo shoot
I recently escaped the bitter return of the Polar Vortex at an unforgettable destination wedding in Cancun, Mexico. Though this was my first destination wedding, I certainly hope it won’t be my last. I absolutely loved lounging on the beach and swimming up to the poolside bar at Dreams Cancun. There’s truly nothing like life at an all inclusive resort. Even if I’d stayed forever (as I wish I had), the clear blue ocean, dolphins, and waking up to the sound of the waves crashing would never cease to amaze me.
I don’t know why I left, but I know I will return…