Supersize vs. Superskinny

Hi guys,

serious post today! As you probably have noticed the whole media is really corrupt with skinny sized models and photoshop . But I think that the media has gone a step to far in the past few years.

It all pretty much started with the introduction of the first real plus-size supermodel. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t think it’s necessarily a bad thing that they are stepping away from the super-skinny image, but they are pretty much leaving an extreme for the next extreme method.

Why are we advertising, especially to teens, that being obese is ok? Because it’s not.

It all comes down to balance, which you can only achieve with exercise and healthy diet.

Here’s why we have to get away from these extremes:

– Super-Skinny

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  • You don’t get enough minerals and vitamins so you have a weakened immune system and are more vurnable to colds and the flu.
  • if you don’t get enough calcium it can weaken your bones so you can more easily get a fracture.
  • too little iron- get ready to be tired ALL the time
  • your menstrual cycle could fall out and if this happens for too long it could be impossible for you to have kids
  • if worst comes to worst your body might start eating it’s own organs and you could lose your hair and teeth.

– Obese

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  • Let’s just say the prospects aren’t necessarily better because you can get diabetes and you’ll have to live with it for the rest of your life.
  • you could be more prone to high blood pressure and raise your chances of a heart attack
  • again here you could have problems with your bones because your frame will have to carry your weight
  • getting pregnant might not be the problem, but giving birth could be harder.

I hope that this has been insightful. The most important thing is to find a balance and to be happy with who you are.

Lots of love

Caitlyn

Fashion on the go: Travel Beauty Tips

Hi guys,

So this is a reupload because somehow it didn’t display this post right the last time. I hope you’ll forgive me that I’m not posting anything new, but I have so much going on at the moment: school and I’m doing this riding exam and it’s all really eating up my time so excuse me if my posts aren’t as frequent as they usually are.

Without further ado let’s get started with the 3rd post in this “Fashion on the go” -Series. Enjoy:

1. BB Cream
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BB cream
I absolutely love this product, especially for travelling. It moisturises your skin which is very useful because airplanes can dry it out so easily. It also doesn’t feel like you have a ton of makeup on your face but still gives you some coverage. I think every girl should have a tube of BB cream lying around.

White eyeliner
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Eyeliner
Let’s face it if you would go on a long flight with perfect cat eyes, you’ll probabley arrive looking like a racoon. And who wants that? Thats why I stay away from the black eyeliner and instead just try to look as awake and fresh as possible. White eyeliner is subtle but if you put it on your waterline and the corner of your eye it can really open them up. Plus, if it smudges you don’t see it.

Clear top coat
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Nail Polish
Good news girls: You can color your nails to your hearts content, because only the cheapest nail polishes chip after a few hours. But remember to seal with a top coat so that they’ll survive all the luggage carrying!

No waterproof Mascara

This is a big no. You might think:”I want my mascara to last so I better put on waterproof.” It makes sense but if you go to sleep with waterproof mascara you might break of your lovely lashes, and no mascara will be able to cover that up. Rather keep a packet of makeup wipes in your hand luggage just in case.

Hair
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You can leave it open but a lot of people prefer to have their hair out of their face. And there are so many easy ways to do it. Since you’ll probably be sleeping I would recommend to either wear your hair in a braid or in a very high bun. If you want some braiding pointers check out my Braids 101 post.

I hope you enjoyed my post and apologies again.

Xoxoxoxo

Caitlyn

Fashion on the go: Travel outfit tips

Hi guys,

Another travel post and this time we’ll be checking out how to travel comfortably and fashionably. Only 27 days left till I leave, this is so exciting.
Let’s get started:

1.) Leggings

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They are your best friend for traveling and no wonder, it’s like you’re travelling in your sweatpants! They also come in various prints and colors, plus if you prefer jeans then you can go for jeggings (=leggings that look like jeans). If you decide to wear leggings you should make sure to wear it with a long top , because as comfortable as leggings are and even though you can find a pair in every girls closet: they aren’t pants ladies!

2.) Layers

Layers are pretty much essential for travelling. The whole point of layering is to be able to take a clothing item off if you’re to hot or add a clothing item if you’re to cold. Especially when flying I found this , method to be very effective since you mostly need more layers whem you’re in the air.
A great way to layer is to wear a tank top with a sweater over it and to carry a jacket in case it gets very cold. Additionally this look will look awesome with your leggings.

3.) Scarfs

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This pretty much belongs to layering but I think a scarf is double essential when it comes to travelling. It keeps you warm and by choosing the right pattern and color it can spice up your outfit.

4.) A big bag

If you’re anything like me you always struggle with the weight of your luggage, especially on your way home. That’s why I need a big bag to travel with, but it still has to be small enough to not count as my hand luggage. I also prefer having all important stuff with me at all times, instead of having to stand up and cram it out from my suitcase in the over-head locker.

5.) Metall

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Girls if you’re travelling via airplane please, please follow this tip: leave your jewellery,  your fat belt and any other accessories that contain or may contain metall in your luggage. You’ll be doing everybody a favor. Because when I’m standing in line, all ready to finally get my seventeen magazine or whatever in duty-free I don’t want to have to wait for the women in front of me to take off all her jewellery.  And I’m saying this out of experience, because the woman is mostly my mother.

These are my top 5 outfit tips for flying, I hope they were useful and I hope wherever you go that you arrive there savely and , most importantly,  fashionably.
(I think I need to sort out my priorities. )

Until next week guys,

Xoxoxox
Caitlyn

Fashion on the go: Non-Beauty Travel essentials

Hi guys,

I hope you had a lovely week, to be honest mine wasn’t that good, except for the weekend, because I manged to break my favorite pair of ankle boots. But anyway…

Welcome to this weeks post and I’m going to start it off with a huge announcement: in exactly 33 days I’m leaving for America. I’m really excited about it, I’ve never been and my family and I are visiting great places. I figured that for this I could do a little special. It will probably contain 3 posts with tips to travel comfortably but still fashionably. Let’s get started with today’s post: Non-Beauty Travel essentials

1.) Hand Sanitiser

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Strawberry Cheesecake, Mango,Vanilla

Airplanes, airports, train stations, trains, boats… anything to do with public transport is designed to carry a lot of people and because of that they aren’t the most hygienic places. I anyway always like to carry some hand sanitiser with me and I would definitely recommend it when travelling.

2.) Water

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When travelling you want to stay hydrated. You move around a lot, have to carry heavy bags and if you fly, you have to sit in a stuffy vessel for a few hours tops. One thing to put on your duty-free shopping list should definitely be water.

3.) Phone

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Do I even have to explain this one? It’s the best invention ever simply because it means we aren’t completely helpless if something doesn’t go as planned, plus if you get bored you can always play a game on it.

4.) Music

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You don’t necessarily need an ipod for this, all smartphones have a music application on them, which also means less to carry

5. ) Headphones

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Headphones
If you want to listen to music you need headphones.  It would be just plain rude to listen to music on loudspeaker and it won’t make you popular with the other passengers.
These by Frends have been on my wish list for like… forever. They are an accessory by themselves and personally, for travelling I prefer overear headphones.

6.) Eye mask

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Eye mask
Even though they switch some lights off in the plane, it’s still to bright for me. And these I masks are to cute to resist.

I hope this post was useful. I mostly based it on my experience. 
If you have any other suggestions or add-ons please feel free to comment below.

Xoxox
Caitlyn

Be my Valentine♡My Valentines day outfit #ootd

Hi guys,

Valentines day is finally upon us and just because we’re the single ladies doesn’t mean we can’t get dressed up. And it doesn’t mean we can’t have fun.

I love this outfit, its girly, lacy and the leather jacket gives it an extra edge. Also the flower pattern scarf is definitely going to be a spring favorite. 

Enjoy the pictures:

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Hope you enjoyed the post. Please be sure to check out the other Valentines special posts and have a wonderful day.

Xoxoxo

Caitlyn

Be my Valentine♡ Outfit ideas

Hi guys,

I hope you don’t mind that I took the last week off. I was really sick and I don’t know about you guys, but when I’m sick I’m not really productive.  But I really want to continue my Valentine edition so I put together a few outfit ideas, which are nice no matter what you do.

Outfit #1: Casual date

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Dress, Jacket, Shoes, Backpack,

When dressing for Valentines day, the problem is not what, but how much you wear. Give me a second to explain. You don’t want to overdue it, you want to find a nice balance between themed and just plain cheesy. Go for lace, floral and the colors red and pink, and look for one statement piece that you afterwards build around.
In this outfit it is definitely the dress and I can imagine this outfit for a romantic picnic or a coffee date. Even for going shopping actually,  mabye with some of your girlfriends.

Outfit #2: Formal date

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Dress, Shoes, Leather Jacket, Bracelet

When I put this outfit together I was thinking of a romantic dinner for two, or frankly some dressy party at a mansion. I absolutely love the lace detailing and although I’m not really a bracelet person I love this delicate triple infinity one by urbanoutfitters.

Outfit #3: Girls Night

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Top, Jacket, Jeans, Handbag, Necklace

Top this look off with a pair of black heels and you’re good to go for a night with the girls. Although the outfit isn’t that special I think the jacket really tops it off. How awesome are the detailed lace sleeves?

I hope you liked this post, enjoy your weekend and I’ll see you next time.

Xoxox

Caitlyn

Be my Valentine♡ Makeup edition

Hi guys,

Valentines day is soon and I’m really excited because I love Valentines day, sadly here in Switzerland it isn’t a big deal. But I don’t care so get ready for my Valentines day special edition because for the next few weeks it will be almost the only thing I’ll be posting.

I already did my face makeup, so this is going to be more of an eye makeup tutorial.
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This is how I’m starting out. If you want to know what I used, this is it:
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Clinique acne solution(in 01 fresh alabaster), Clinique chubby stick(in 07 super strawberry), Sunkissed bronzer(color at the bottom),Catrice highlighter(in C01 Far and beyond),Nyx eyebrow cake powder(in Dark brown/brown),got2b powderful

I also used L’Oréal BB Cream Anti-dark circles and Yardley Oatmeal 2 in 1 blemish stick in Ivory, but I couldn’t find them anywhere.  I think they are discontinued. 
By the way I used the Chubby Stick as a blush and it worked really way. It gave a nice subtle color.

Now to my eyes. I grabbed my Bobbi Brown Shimmer Wash eye shadow in the color Champagne 13. I used it in the corner of my eye, under my eyebrow and over my whole eye lid.
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Then I took my Long wear cream shadow, also by Bobbi Brown in the color Heather 30. This I just put over my lid. It is a purple color but it’s still subtle.

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Next I grabbed my nyx Smokey look kit.
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I chose the darkest grey color in the middle and brushed it in the corner of my eye. I didn’t brush exactly in the corner of my eye but smudged the gray a little bit over my temple for an extra smokey look. Be sure to blend it well though.
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The next step is optional. I did it for a more intense look. I just grabbed my liquid liner and drew a thin line at the bottom and at the top of my eye, but only in the corner. Then I grabbed a kajal and went over the line I did before. Then just smudge it a little bit.
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Now because of the black around my eye I filled my waterline with a white kajal. It just opens my eyes a little bit more.
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For my mascara I used Mabyelline Big Eyes Mascara and then I piled some CovergirlLashblast Fusion on my top lashes.
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Then for my last touch I added my Yves Rocher Nourishing balm. It is the chocolate and rasberry one, and again for some reason its discontinued even though I love it.
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It moisturises my lips and ats abit of color. Plus it smells amazing.

The look:

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Thanks for reading this post. If you try the look please show it to me via email fashion4forfun@gmail.com,  or via Twitter @Fashion4forFun,  or via Instagram @Fashion4forFun.  Have a nice week.

Xoxoxox

Caitlyn