21 Daily Do It Yourself Tutorials

21 Daily Do It Yourself Tutorials

Being interested in fashion does not mean huge expenses automatically. You can dress the way you like and accessorize yourself with a minimal cost only if you give wings to your imagination. Taking diy tutorials may actually help you live your dreams too. Think carefully first and then decide if you would like to get a little help to get started.

One of the first things that you need to do is to look at yourself in the mirror. No, your mirror cannot tell you that you are the ‘fairest of them all,’ but it sure can make you put things in the right perspective. What do you want to change? Your hairstyle? Makeup or dressing sense? Or are you really keen on a total make over?
A sneak peek at your wardrobe might help you to decide even more effectively! Why do you want all those whites and blacks and browns taking up space in your wardrobe? Take them all out and get yourself armed with a sharp pair of scissors, patterns as well as a few knick knacks that you can find at home. Sew, paste, cut and draw with total concentration for the next couple of hours. Hey Presto! Your outfits now have a classy look about them. Who would have thought that a piece of polka dotted patch on the knees of your old, worn out denims can make it look so trendy? What about the sad looking brown handbag that you had to retrieve from the darkest recesses of your wardrobe? A few beads here and there and the look has changed totally! Converting the torn dress into a bathrobe is so cool too and the faded tee looks smart with your handwritten message on it!

A few clever strokes of makeup especially on your eyes and lips will help you to regain confidence once again. So, imbibe the best of your diy tutorials and get going!

Pearly collar just for you

21 Daily Do It Yourself Tutorials

Rose enlivened blouse

21 Daily Do It Yourself Tutorials

High boots with a bow

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Lip prints on shirt! How cool is that!

21 Daily Do It Yourself Tutorials

Make your eyes go dreamy

21 Daily Do It Yourself Tutorials

A hugging bracelet keeps you trendy

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Great scarf made from tatters

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Smoky eyes spell trouble?

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Tee with a border

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Strings drawn from old jeans

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Great sarong for bathing

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Easy Dress

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Lace and crochet make a handbag worthy

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Tinkling handbag

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Ruffled wonder

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Beaded Neck-piece made by you

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Mr. Shoes-I made You

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Shirt Tied N Dyed

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Collared Beauty

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Neck piece

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How cute is my poncho!

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24 Stylish DIY Clothing Tutorials

24 Stylish DIY Clothing Tutorials

ake your old stuff and make something new and interesting.
It’s easy to craft stylish clothes with a few easy steps that will help you revamp your wardrobe.
Apply some of these nifty DIY clothing ideas to your own wardrobe.
With the help of these tutorials you can turn your old clothes into new trendy and stylish pieces.
24 Stylish DIY Clothing Tutorials
24 Stylish DIY Clothing Tutorials
24 Stylish DIY Clothing Tutorials
24 Stylish DIY Clothing Tutorials
24 Stylish DIY Clothing Tutorials
24 Stylish DIY Clothing Tutorials
24 Stylish DIY Clothing Tutorials
24 Stylish DIY Clothing Tutorials
24 Stylish DIY Clothing Tutorials
24 Stylish DIY Clothing Tutorials
24 Stylish DIY Clothing Tutorials
24 Stylish DIY Clothing Tutorials
24 Stylish DIY Clothing Tutorials
24 Stylish DIY Clothing Tutorials
24 Stylish DIY Clothing Tutorials
24 Stylish DIY Clothing Tutorials
24 Stylish DIY Clothing Tutorials
24 Stylish DIY Clothing Tutorials
24 Stylish DIY Clothing Tutorials
24 Stylish DIY Clothing Tutorials
24 Stylish DIY Clothing Tutorials
24 Stylish DIY Clothing Tutorials
24 Stylish DIY Clothing Tutorials
24 Stylish DIY Clothing Tutorials
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What I learned from online makeup tutorials

My addiction to beauty videos may have swallowed up hours of my life, but I have picked up a few tips worth knowing. From airbrushed skin to non-slip mascara, here’s what I found out …
Kate Moss at her 30th Birthday

Kate Moss: get this smoky-eyed look yourself with a Charlotte Tilbury eye pencil. Photograph: David Westing/Getty Images

Can you give me some easy makeup advice for the party season?
Jane, by email
Ah, Jane, what a flatterer you are. For you to imagine I possess in-depth knowledge about makeup is very sweet indeed, especially as you have the evidence of my pasty-faced byline photo to suggest the contrary.
Of late, my inability to apply lipstick without resembling the clown from Stephen King’s It has begun to bother me. Not as much as my inability to iron bothers certain people in my life, but a hell of a lot more than my inability to iron bothers me. So I decided to remedy the problem because, dammit, it’s annoying not being able to do something that looks like a lot of fun. To the internet!
But my determination to master le maquillage has resulted in me developing a dark addiction. I really don’t know what to say. I’ve never had any addiction problems before. I’m just not the type, you know? But this stuff – damn, it got me good. And now I find myself up at 1am, reaching out and croaking: “Just … one … more… hit!”
I am, of course, talking about online beauty videos. I love them. I watch them, hypnotised, as women (it is largely women) fiddle-faddle about with brushes as they stare into the lens and say things such as: “Then, you just flick your eyeliner – like that!” They may as well be saying: “And then you kick one leg behind your head and effortlessly do a split – like that!” But nonetheless, I find these videos inspiring, fascinating and sometimes even helpful. So after a year’s immersion in beauty videos and tentative experimentation, I shall share what I have learned and what even those of us without opposable thumbs can manage.
First, I really love Sali Hughes’ videos for the Guardian and her beauty blog, salihughesbeauty.com. Yes, I know I’ve mentioned these before and, yes, I know she works for this paper, but hey, what can I say? She’s just really good and trustworthy and I’ve never had a duff recommendation from her.
Charlotte Tilbury is made from a different cast to Hughes. Where Hughes is plain speaking, Tilbury is all fabulous-fabulous Ibiza hyperbole, where everyone is “gorgeous” and everything is “amazing” and looking like a movie star is everybody’s aim. In the same way that I love reading Vogue, I love watching Tilbury’s videos because while she may be over the top, her makeup tips are easy to follow and useful.

Hadley’s makeup tips

Those of us who cannot be faffed with foundation and are scared of looking like a dowager countess should use a tinted moisturiser and the best around is by Laura Mercier. There are loads of under-eye concealers that are far better than the overrated Touche Eclat by YSL, which makes people look faintly deranged in photos. My personal favourites are Touche Veloutée by By Terry and Radiant Creamy Concealer by Nars. If you want to make an extra effort, smear Smashbox’s Photo Finish Foundation Primer all over your face, which will make your skin look airbrushed and helps when you come to blend in the concealer.
Before you start on your eye makeup, slick some Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion on your lids (a Hughes tip) as that will stop your eyeshadow and liner creasing up underneath your eyebrows. Once that has dried, you can whack on the colour and the easiest way to do that is with Tilbury’s brilliant Eyeshadow Pencils. You just scribble them on your lids like a crayon and they stay on for – I speak from scruffy experience here – 24 hours. They are even colour-coded so you know which to get, but don’t feel restricted. My eyes are brown but my favourites are Champagne Diamonds (such a Tilbury name), which is for blue eyes, and I scrawl in a V shape on the inner corner of my eyes to make them look a bit brighter (a Tilbury trick), and Black Diamonds, which will make you look like Kate Moss at her 30th birthday. Bobbi Brown’s Shimmer Brick is lovely for a more subtle dust of sparkle, as are Bourjois’ always reliable eyeshadows. By Terry’s eye pencils are so soft and rich even I can use them (recommended by India Knight in the Sunday Times, proving I don’t have a Guardian bias) and they will make you look like a sooty-eyed demoiselle. Before putting on mascara, clamp your eyelash curlers as close to the eyelash roots as possible and pump them as this gives a bigger curl than just holding the curlers down (a Tilbury trick). My mascara choice is Estee Lauder’s Double Wear Mascara, which is so resistant to smudging I suspect it was actually made by Nasa. I personally find cream blushers easier to use than powder ones, plus they tend to stay on longer, and Bobbi Brown makes the prettiest and longest lasting ones. Finally, for lips, I’m sure lipliner is great but I personally cannot be bothered and recommend Revlon’s Lip Butter lipstick, which is a total bargain.
No, most of these products aren’t budget but I promise they’re easy to use and they will last you absolute yonks. They also make makeup what it should be, fun and confidence-boosting, as opposed to how it so often seems: an impenetrable world of expensive pointlessness.

6 Worst Body Language

6 Worst Body Language Mistakes You Can Make in an Interview

Many hiring managers know in the first 5 or 10 minutes if a candidate is going to continue in the process. Your body language says a lot about if you’re going to be the right fit. However much you hear that managers will hire because of your experience and education, team fit is a crucial component to determine from the interview process. If you appear timid, scared, unhappy, overpowering, emotional, or rude, you will often get bounced from the process. Often, you don’t even know you’re sending these signals, it’s the nerves that cause it. These 6 body language mistakes should be avoided.
armscrossed

1. Crossing Your Arms

Crossing your arms shows a level of boredom or timidity during the interview. It pulls your shoulders down, making you look defeated. One time, during an interview I had, the interviewer, a VP at the company asked his first question, then crossed his arms and leaned all the way back in his chair until he was almost lying down. He stayed this way throughout the interview. I knew at this action that he didn’t want to be there and that I wouldn’t be getting the job.
bad-impression-at-job-interview

2. Slouching

Slouching or leaning over in the chair sends the message that you’re disinterested in the job or lazy. This is worse than crossing your arms and could be perceived that you feel like you have a better place to be.
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3. Frowning

Though this may seem like an obvious point, hiring managers are amazed at the number of candidates who frown during a tough stretch of an interview. When you’re nervous, your body shows your nerves in different ways. One awful way is by frowning at a difficult question or at the wrong time. A smile is inviting and will help an interviewer like you  – be conscious of how you react to certain questions.
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4. Leaning Too Far Forward

Leaning in to a table isn’t always bad, sometimes it can be very effectively used to emphasize a point. However, leaning in shows aggression at times and you need to be careful how much you use it. If you spend too much of the interview leaned into the table, you may come off as overbearing.
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5. Avoiding Eye Contact

It is said the eyes are the window to the soul. Making solid eye contact with the interviewer is a key to connecting with her. In group interviews, spread the love around the room by making eye contact with different people in the interview.
Young man have job interview.

6. Too Intense

Intensity is not a bad thing when used in moderation. Once, I was performing a panel interview and the candidate was staring intently at people when answering questions. He didn’t blink. He pushed forward over the table, one time grabbing the hands of an interviewer to emphasize the point. It was uncomfortable. Though he was qualified on paper, his personality seemed too intense for our work environment.
Pull back the intensity, smile, look away when necessary.
Your body language has a tremendous impact on the hiring manager when you’re being interviewed. Avoid these 6 body language mistakes and get the job!

5 Ways to Cure Absenteeism

5 Ways to Cure Absenteeism

High absenteeism not only affects company morale, it affects the bottom line for any business. There are ways you can lower the rate of employee absences, and cut down on the high costs associated with them, without having to resort to termination. We offer managers some insight on changing employee behavior in this article.

1. Proactive Recruitment

When hiring workers, pay special attention to verifying their previous employment histories and attendance. During the interview phase, ask guided questions which will gauge the potential hire’s attitude towards missing work. Draw up employment contracts that specify the job description being hired for and clearly outline your absenteeism policy. Having the prospective worker sign the contract after reading and understanding the policy will ensure you have something to work from if absenteeism becomes an issue.

2. Flexible Scheduling

Many managers are finding the addition of flexible scheduling drastically cuts down on absenteeism in the workplace, if it’s implemented properly. Custom-designed work schedules and the allowance to work from home if possible may form predictable work habits that can be relied upon. If proper accountability systems are in place, a more flexible work environment has the potential to be more beneficial, not just for the overall profitability of the company, but for the customer base as well. Today’s work environments are based on a 24/7 work pattern more than ever before, so having employees working more flexible schedules and creating a better balance between their home and work lives may be an actual boon to the company.

3. Positive Reinforcement

Every company has some sort of attendance policy in place, whether it’s strictly enforced or only loosely followed. Emphasize the importance of proper attendance, and focus on the importance of everyone’s attendance as much as possible. If you apply tangible actions to the attendance policy people are more likely to respect it. Some ways might be to offer small perks and bonuses for steady attendance after a week, month, year etc. Positive reinforcement can encourage workers to strive for better attendance, especially when it’s recognized as a “real” policy.
Conversely, micromanagement can be a complete detriment and increase absenteeism drastically. As a manger, you have to be on top of absences and call people to task when they’re unjustified, without being overbearing or questioning those with valid reasons for being away. Micromanaging the absentee rate can cost you even the good employees in the long run.

4. Communication

Communication is an important key to lowering absenteeism rates in the workplace. Is there a particular manager or managers for whom attendance is a bigger problem than others? Investigating their higher numbers may turn up answers that are surprising. If certain employees are showing higher absentee rates than others, take them aside and ask them how you might help; there may be childcare or transportation issues that are easily rectified, or other issues the employee may feel helpless about that a good manager can easily overcome.
An open door policy is a critical part of effective communication in decreasing employee absenteeism. If you create an environment where you’re easily approachable, people are more likely to speak about their issues rather than simply calling in sick. By the same token, being firm and sitting down to talk with employees who have missed a lot of work is also required. Being too lenient or not following up will create an atmosphere conducive to many absences and give the air of a lack of professionalism.

5. Teambuilding

Dissention among employees and managers can severely impact the absenteeism rate of a company and negatively affect business practices. Stress, negativity and rumors can all be factors which can be virtually eliminated by effective teambuilding. Build teams who are responsible for planning and problem-solving. When employees feel they have a hand in the decision-making processes for the company they work for, they tend to have a vested interest and higher morale. Effective teambuilding must have leaders who are facilitators and level-headed rather than dictatorial. In a team environment, everyone’s strengths are emphasized and utilized for a common goal, which can detract from negativity and harsh competition. People working in an effective team environment also have an increased sense of responsibility since their contributions are required and tend to have lower absenteeism rates.
As a manager, there are many solutions to improving the absenteeism rates in your firm without having to resort to termination. Begin with investigating any possible issues surrounding the absences and systematically implement changes which will encourage employee participation. Take proactive measures to reinforce good attendance, and build effective teams which will put responsibility in the hands of your employees. Communicate effectively with your workers to ensure their needs are being met, and you’re addressing issues early on before absenteeism becomes an expensive habit.
Being a good manager is one of the most important ways to cure employee absenteeism, and keep morale high within your company. Review your company’s stats, and develop a policy for absenteeism that is followed yet encourages workers to take responsibility for their actions. Make sure to enforce the policy with positive action when possible and with appropriate consequences when it’s not. Following these helpful tips will help you reach your goals to lower absenteeism.

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