L.A.’s backyard festival FYF Fest took place July 21-23 at Exposition Park. The tightly curated festival featured a cross pollination of music to feed everyone’s soul. The 3-day festival featured performances by Frank Ocean, Missy Elliott, Nine Inch Nails, Björk, Anderson.Paak, & the Free Nationals, A Tribe Called Quest, Solange and Iggy Pop. The undercard was just as impressive as the headliners and not to be ignored.
Have a look at the festival photos and if you were there, tell us about your favorite moment from the “best weekend of summer”.
How To Wear Denim On Denim
As spring is now here, denim on denim outfits are going to be cropping up everywhere as people just want to incorporate more and more denim into their wardrobe. A lot of people still think that double denim is a no go, but a lot are coming around to the idea, so hopefully you will all like triple denim too!
I recently wore this denim on denim outfit (above and just below) and I couldn’t love it more! Being the denim addict that I am, the more opportunities I get to wear denim, the more I will jump on it! So, with that being said, how do you wear multiple denim on denim and make it look chic, not bleak? The key is in the shades of denim you choose and of course, the styling! Find out my top tips for rocking it in the Fall/Winter as well as the Spring/Summer and guys, don’t worry, this isn’t just a post for the ladies, I’ve styled multiple denim outfits for you too!
One of the ways I personally love to wear denim on denim looks is with a really dark indigo black skinny jean (in this case I had on the is the TRUE RELIGION, which you can buy here) then I like to opt for a medium denim shirt to wear on. The contrast of the different shades of denim really play off against each other and they don’t look too over the top.
So to create an outfit that looks stylish and put together, without looking too denim heavy, the key is choosing very different shades of blue. I can even added blue accessories just to add a few more elements of blue that weren’t denim, to keep it subtle. I find this look works for both Fall or Spring as it uses various shades of blue, depending on which climate you live in of course.
Double Denim For Men
And guys, as this is a denim blog, I didn’t leave you out! I was able to find many photos online of men in denim fortunately, however this is so kool. This one is pretty similar to my own outfit at the top of this post actually and the same rules apply, keep the shades of denim completely different to one another.
Men style is so cool, So this is how guys can wear denim on denim in the day time, for work and look stylish and put together. Of course you can tailor this to suit your own style, but just remember the rules of keeping the shades completely different if ones being tied.
Images Courtesy of Kim Kardashian, Zendaya Cole, models
Finding the time to fit in all the best things to see in London is the hardest part of a trip to England, but hopefully this guide will give you somewhere to start.
From all the famous sights that you’ve heard about for years (Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, etc) to the must-do activities like high tea and shopping at Oxford Street, there’s just an overabundance of things to see and do.
If you are planning to visit London, make sure to include these ones and let me know of any other favourites you have in the comments below.
1. Westminster Abbey
Westminster is considered the political hub of London and is home to the Houses of Parliament and the world-famous Big Ben and the Tower Bridge. Big Ben is the name of the bell housed within the iconic clock tower, and it still chimes every hour.
Parliament Square which features statues of important political individuals including Nelson Mandela and Winston Churchill.
2. London Eye
Originally constructed for the Millennium year, the london eye has since become a must see tourist attraction. The Eye is a giant ferris wheel offering gorgeous views across the city.
3. Camden Town
The cultural neighborhood in North London. Known for its alternative culture, the crowds here are filled with goths, punks, rockabillies and tourists alike. Check out the Camden markets for vintage classics, trinkets and collectables as well as the international street food. Afterwards, walk along the regent’s canal all the way to Kings Cross.
Shoreditch is one of the trendiest areas of London having recently undergone extensive regeneration. It is now one of the hottest nightlife spots in the city and one of the coolest places to stay in London. Packed full of bars and eateries, it’s the perfect place to spend a day and an evening walking around or shopping at local markets.
5. Hyde Park
The park is home to several memorial features, as well as two bodies of water, the most famous being the Serpentine. Here you can go paddle-boating, see a number of swans, and take in a breath of fresh air in the center of the city. A must-visit.
6. Thames river cruise
Cruises run as regularly as every 30 minutes from several key locations. The cruises pass several key sightseeing locations, including Tower Bridge, the Houses of Parliament, and the London Eye. Some cruises run at night so you can see the sights all lit up, whilst others are served with a meal or afternoon tea. This is a lovely and unique way to view the city, traveling along the historic Thames.
7. The Madame Tussauds wax museum and visit Sherlock Holmes in Baker Street
Afterwards you can escape the crowds of Baker Street by wandering down to the nearby Regent’s Park, or climb to the top of Primrose Hill for the most spectacular view of the city for your visit to London.
8. Electric Avenue
You will find electric avenue In Brixton. In fact, it was actually the first street in London to be lit by electricity in 1981. Electric Avenue is now home to Brixton Market, a diverse and eclectic food market. Afterwards, check out the rest of the neighborhood. Brixton features a multitude of small businesses selling unique, quirky and handmade items. This is one of the most diverse areas of London and an excellent spot to do some shopping or catch some live music.
9. Picadilly Circuit
The Times Sq of London. Filled with bright lights and big electronic screens. Piccadilly Circus has been a busy London spot since the 17th century when it was a commercial hub. For the world’s weirdest things pay a visit to Ripley’s Believe it or Not museum here in the Circuit.
10. Oxford St
London’s top spot for shopping but is Europe’s busiest shopping street. It has 300 shops and receives over 500,000 visitors every day. Bond street connects with Oxford however Bond is exclusively for high end boutique and designer stores. Doormen stand outside and guide you through most entrances where diamonds shine in the windows of jewelry, clothing and expensive stores.
11. Leicester Square
With Trafalgar Square to the south, Piccadilly Circus to the west, China Town to the north and Covent Garden to the east, Leicester Square is right in the thick of The West End. It is the beating heart of British cinema, with all the major European premieres happening there.
12. Buckingham Palace
During a visit to Buckingham Palace, you can see the 19 magnificent State Rooms which provide the setting for ceremonial occasions and official entertaining. All rooms are furnished with many of the greatest treasures from the Royal Collection. Well worth a visit just to see the guards too, they are great fun!
You will find most museums in the South Kensington area, however they are scattered all around the city suburbs. There are many museums and galleries to visit in London however my top 3 favorites are the Natural History Museum (Brompton), British Museum (Bloomsbury) and the Science Museum it in London however my top 3 favorites are the Natural History Museum (Brompton).
14. Art Galleries
The Tate Modern is a contemporary art gallery located in the Southbank area of London. It is Britain’s national gallery of international modern art and a must see attraction if you like art galleries.
15. Columbia Road Flower markets
Every Sunday a flower market springs up on Columbia Road in East London. In recent years, as the nearby Brick Lane has gained increasing Sunday flea market stalls, Columbia Road market’s flowers have become a hot tourist attraction.
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Wake up! Phoebe Philo seemed to be saying with her ingenious rotating set, designed by French artist Philippe Parreno. And also: Try not to get too dizzy!
It can feel strange to attend fashion week in the midst of uncertain and increasingly terrifying times. Perhaps this was some kind of acknowledgement of that.
Whereas some designers have been more overt in their political commentary (statement T-shirts at Prabal Gurung, white bandanas as a show of solidarity at Calvin Klein or Tommy Hilfiger, assembling the founders of the women’s march at Mara Hoffman), this may have been Philo’s subtle means of weighing in: A set that forces you to look not just at the clothes on the models but also at the other guests as you rotate past them; clothes that serve up style as well as confidence.
When the world is in turmoil, it’s easy to say that fashion doesn’t matter. But we all have to get dressed every day, and what we put on can serve as armor—a bit of protection to face the world. With big blankets thrown over one arm, relaxed tuxedos worn with flats—a powerful, easy look—and stretchy, dancer-like bandeau tops with voluminous bottoms, Philo’s collection offered clothes to move a woman through every stage of her uncertain, hectic day with comfort and confidence.
Stress, food sensitivities, your period and other hormonal factors aren’t the only reasons you might be breaking out. And while it may seem that your acne just showed up randomly one day and started causing trouble, there may actually be a link between your everyday habits and sudden or persistent pimples. We spoke with dermatologist Dr. Alan Parks, founder of DermWarehouse, to get his expert insight into some of the surprising, but common, adult acne causes.
Using the Wrong Product for Your Skin Type
“If you start breaking out after using a new product, it may not be the right one for your skin type. Check with your dermatologist about finding an alternative and make sure you ask him or her how to identify what your skin type is. Just because something works well for your best friend, doesn’t mean it will work well for you if her skin type is different than yours.”
Not Washing Your Face After Working Out
“If you’re letting sweat sit on your face after you work out, it’s likely that this will lead to breakouts. Make sure to clean your face ASAP after you exercise, even if you can’t shower right away. Throw the PCA Skin Blemish Control Bar in your workout bag. This product is uniquely packaged in a jar to prevent cross-contamination and is super easy to take to the gym.”
Wearing Your Hair in Your Face
“When your hair is constantly falling in your face, the grease and sweat that accumulates in your hair is making its way to your face as well, which can very easily cause acne. If you’re sweating a lot or even if you haven’t washed your hair in a few days, it’s best to pull it back to keep that grease and sweat away from your face.”
Not Washing Your Pillowcase Frequently
“Every night when you go to sleep, the bacteria from your face is transferred to your pillowcase. This happens night after night and can certainly cause you to break out. If you’re washing your face thoroughly before bed, that will surely help, but nothing will do the trick better than washing your pillowcase on a regular basis.”
Forgetting to Moisturize
“It’s true that oily skin is more prone to breakouts, however, contrary to what many people believe, those with dry skin can suffer from acne as well. Acne is caused when your pores become clogged. Usually, this is from oil, but it can also be from dirt, bacteria or dead skin cells. Many acne products also tend to dry out your skin, so keeping it moisturized is extremely important if you’re using any kind of acne treatments.”
Not Cleaning Your Makeup Brushes
“Using makeup brushes that aren’t cleaned regularly is a very common cause of acne. These brushes collect dirt, bacteria, old makeup, oil and more and if you don’t clean them regularly, you’re just putting all of that right back onto your face each morning. Dirt, bacteria and oil are a recipe for disaster when it comes to your skin, so make sure to keep those makeup brushes clean!”
Talking on Your Cell
“These days, we’re on our cell phones 24/7. We touch them with dirty hands and then put them up against our faces when we’re chatting away. This transfers any dirt and bacteria that has accumulated on your phone right onto your face, which can lead to breakouts and acne. Make sure you are cleaning your phone on a regular basis. Not only will this keep you from getting sick and make you healthier all around, it will also help with breakouts.”
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Just because you’ve entered into the “Mommy Zone” doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy being stylish every day especially at the beach. There’s no rule that says you can only buy swimwear that makes you look frumpy. that is me and my Son looking Trendy on summer lol. There are swimsuits for after you have a baby and there are bathing suits for moms with somewhat older kids.
That being said, finding the balance between practicality and fashionable can be a challenge: you’re a woman first and foremost, so you want to maintain that individuality, but you still want to build a wardrobe that will get you through every day mommy life with confidence and ease. If you have a newborn or young toddlers, you especially want to keep it budget friendly: food, crafting + painting, and outdoor activities means lots of “wardrobe changes” so strive to find pieces that are chic, versatile, and affordable. The key to being a hot mama at the beach is finding swim pieces that are comfortable, that you feel confident in and that you’ll love to wear every time.
And now that Summer is officially here, family vacations, days by the pool and trips to the lake are on the near horizon, so you want to make sure you have a few suits that are cute, easy to move around in, and can serve double duty when needed. The last thing you want to worry about is how your suit fits!
One-Pieces: The Classic Swimsuit for Mothers
The go-to women’s swimwear for everyone (not just moms). A one-piece bathing suit with thicker straps is a great choice for the mom that needs a little more support up top. This style can be worn under sundresses and cover-ups, or even worn with a pair of shorts. If you have an active child, this swimwear style makes it so you don’t have to worry about straps moving or coming undone as you splash around with them in the water. There’s lots of one-piece swimsuits that look great on moms like you.
Whether your goal is to show off that asset, keep it under wraps, or add a bit of volume, we’ve already done some searching for you, discovering options that’ll make you feel confident, sexy, and ready for fun in the sun
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10 Powerful Thyme Herb Benefits for Your Health
There are few things a sprig of thyme won’t make immensely better. This versatile herb blends well with a myriad of flavors and is packed full of health-promoting compounds, vitamins, antioxidants, and other nutrients.
Thyme belongs to the genus Thymus which is part of the mint family and closely related to oregano—another powerful herb. Native to the Southern Mediterranean regions, this perennial herb is now grown around the world for its culinary and therapeutic uses. While this herb will liven up your cooking, thyme may also help expel harmful organisms from your body and support your mental and physical health.
What Is Thyme?
Thyme is an evergreen herb that blooms with small white, pink, and purple flowers. They hybridize easily and grow quickly in sunny areas with well-drained soil. Thanks to its ease of cultivation and growth, there are over 300 varieties of thyme in existence today. Each variety has unique flavors and applications for cooking, oils, medicines, or decoration. Common thyme (T. vulgaris) and lemon thyme (T. citriodorus) are used for cooking, while Spanish thyme (T. zygis) and creeping thyme (T. serpyllum) are popular in many herbal supplements.
History of Thyme
People’s love and admiration for thyme is nothing new. The recorded history of thyme extends back to ancient Egypt and Rome. Egyptians used thyme as part of their mummification process and Romans ate it before meals and gave it to soldiers as a sign of courage and admiration. In fact, the Latin word for thyme, thymus, means courage and strength. This tradition of giving thyme to soldiers carried on through the middle ages when people in England started using thyme as a cooking spice.
Nutrients in Thyme
Thyme has remained influential over the years in part because of its health benefits, all of which are owed to its diverse profile of vitamins, minerals, and other essential nutritional compounds. Thyme is an excellent source of fiber, calcium, iron, manganese, and vitamins A, B6, and C. There are also robust phenols inside the plant—thymol, eugenol, and carvacrol.
Here is the nutritional breakdown of one tablespoon of fresh thyme.
|Vitamin A||.03 mg|
|Vitamin B6||.008 mg|
|Vitamin C||3.8 mg|
Top 10 Health Benefits of Thyme
Here is a list of impressive health benefits that have been corroborated by recent studies and research.
1. Resists Harmful Organisms
Thyme contains potent chemical compounds like thymol and carvacrol which are resistant to harmful organisms. Studies have found that thyme promotes fungal balance. Some studies even show compounds found in thyme and oregano oil are helpful as part of a comprehensive strategy for dealing with some types of organisms that are particularly aggressive.
2. Supports Respiratory Health
Respiratory health is important, especially for those with compromised immune systems. Thyme supports normal respiratory health in every season. Studies show that thyme combined with primrose root helps soothe your airways and promote normal lung health.[7, 8]
3. Promotes Heart Health
Blood pressure and cholesterol both play a significant role in heart health. Thyme contains nutrients that support normal blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
4. Mood Booster
Thyme may help maintain mental wellness. Daily consumption of thyme and oregano oil can influence neurotransmitters and boost your mood. One compound found in thyme oil, carvacrol, when consumed over a seven-day period, positively affected dopamine and serotonin status.
5. Encourages Healthy-looking Skin
For years, nurses wrapped thyme into bandages to help wounds heal. Recent studies confirm that thyme does have the ability to support skin health. One study even noted thyme might contribute to reducing the appearance of wrinkles.
6. Natural Bug Repellent
Thyme is a favorite herb to grow at home. Not only is it convenient for cooking, but it may help keep your home bug free. Thyme acts as a natural repellent for mosquitoes and other pests.
7. Powerful Antioxidant
Thyme is a great source of antioxidants such as apigenin, luteolin, saponins, and tannins. These antioxidant compounds help neutralize free radicals before they can cause harm and oxidative stress.Thyme and iron are often taken together to help keep a better balance and reduce the chances of oxidative stress from occurring.
8. Soothes Occasional Coughs and Sore Throats
For years, thyme has been used to support seasonal wellness. Many studies have validated this use, showing thyme’s ability to help your body get over an occasional cough and sore throat.
9. Promotes Oral Health
10. Food Safety and Preservation
While thyme is a well-liked addition to many dishes, it can be used for more than taste. Thyme’s resistance to harmful organisms is something that’s been observed and harnessed by large-scale food producers. Thyme essential oil is an effective, natural way to preserve food and increase shelf life. [21, 22]
Thyme Side Effects
Thyme has no documented side effects. The primary concern with using fresh thyme or thyme essential oils is the possibility of having an allergic reaction. Beyond any known allergies, thyme is considered safe and gentle to eat or apply topically.
Adding Thyme to Your Diet
You can grow thyme at home or buy it fresh at most grocery stores and farmer’s markets. Fresh thyme is perfect for making tinctures, teas, or adding to food dishes. Dried thyme is also found in any spice aisle and is an excellent way to keep the herb in your home at all times. Thyme essential oils are also a great way to access the benefits of thyme quickly and easily. Not all essential oils are food grade, but thyme essential oils can be used in a diffuser or applied topically.
You can also take thyme therapeutically to reap its many health benefits. While thyme is great on its own, its nutritional profile and unique properties make it a worthwhile addition to some supplement formulas. Global Healing Center uses the highest quality organic thyme in our revolutionary iron supplement, Iron Fuzion™. Thyme extracts in Iron Fuzion provide nutrients that can help your body absorb and use iron.
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†Results may vary. Information and statements made are for education purposes and are not intended to replace the advice of your doctor. Global Healing Center does not dispense medical advice, prescribe, or diagnose illness. The views and nutritional advice expressed by Global Healing Center are not intended to be a substitute for conventional medical service. If you have a severe medical condition or health concern, see your physician.