Friday, February 24, 2012

Instilling Positive Self-Talk

Training yourself to cleanse your mind of negativity and self-criticism empowers you and brightens your life completely. Focusing on disaster and hateful thoughts subjects you a painful life of suffering and disappointment.
Put yourself in control. Welcome love and opportunities by surrounding yourself with it and rewiring your mind to expect and seek it. Rewire your thoughts to accept a beautiful life. The Simply Luxurious Life has 5 steps to instilling positivity into your mind.

"Our past experiences as children, young adults and even in our past as adults wire our minds to expect certain outcomes when particular or similar events occur. Pure and simple, we are trying to put ourselves in control of the situation, and based on past experiences, we are assuming the outcome will be what it was last time. Knowing this information can provide calm and peace of mind if the expectation is positive, but when the hard wiring is based on a negative experience, it can taint future experiences that have no intention of following the same path.

Such negative experiences may have occurred when we were in school – being teased or bullied by fellow students or a teacher who appeared to not be willing to listen or help, or at home with a parent, relative or sibling who was unsupportive, insulting or ridiculing, or perhaps in relationships where infidelity or disrespectful behavior took place. Whatever the negative experience was, it most likely has a triggering effect on your self-talk when similar situations arise, and it is important to recognize this, so that you may change it, thus improving the quality of your life as a whole.

Below are steps on how to permanently rewire your self-talk so that it is positive and reaffirming that a fulfilling and beautiful life is attainable."

Friday, February 10, 2012

5 Tips for Valentine's Lingerie Shopping

Lingerie shopping can be a daunting process, especially when it's for Valentine's Day! With so many different choices that vary greatly in fit and style, choosing a set that works best for you could be a difficult decision. Thankfully, there are tips available for finding the right color and style that'll make choosing much easier!
See the article on Betty Confidential for 5 Valentine's lingerie shopping tips, brought to us by Treacle, the blogger behind The Lingerie Addict!

"Valentine’s Day is less than a week away, and while flowers, chocolate and champagne dinners are all wonderfully romantic ideas, and I’m a little bit partial to the romance of fine lingerie. But even though I’m a lingerie blogger, I completely understand how intimidating the process of lingerie shopping can be. With dozens of brands in dozens of styles at dozens of price points (not to mention a different fit for each brand!), it can be an incredibly complex and confusing world.

But those are more in-depth conversations for another article. Today, let’s just talk shopping tips for Valentine’s Day. Here are 5 bits of advice for finding the perfect Valentine’s Day set, no matter your bra size or your budget."

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Beauty is Shape

Beauty is an ever-changing shape. The ideal figure that women have saught to achieve has been regularly changing throughout history. Women have always taken drastic measures to be perceived as beautiful in the eyes of their societies. This has always been fascinating, but the practices of the past were even more amazing in how incredibly severe they were. Just thinking about some of them is wince-inducing. These make me feel grateful that all we have to do today to feel flawless is squeeze into a soft, flexible, and glamorous piece of shapewear to look smooth and beautiful.
The different images of beauty that have existed and the methods women would commonly use to alter their shape in the name of fashion can be read on Fashion Era if you're interested in knowing more about it. Beauty is really quite the dangerous thing.

"Fashion is a shape, a changing shape. That shape is mainly formed and controlled by some device which affects part of the body's natural outline. What is considered beautiful in the eyes of one race may be thought horrific in another. Beauty then is in the eye of the beholder, and for centuries beauty has been shape."