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Midsummer Celebration Contest

Midsummer is a beautiful celebration that takes about 4 days around the Summer Solstice. It's a time for renewal, for prayer, for family and joy!
Many European countries celebrate this natural event as a festival of fertility when magical things occur. Bonfires are lit, everyone wears a crown made of spring wildflowers and many wishes and prayers are made for the future. There's music and dancing around the maypole.

I always look forward to this time of the year! I love to make the crown made of flowers, and to wear fresh lacy dress and to walk barefoot on the grass! It's a beautiful time always very emotional!

So I decided that for my first contest, I would dare all my dear trend makers to make beautiful sets under the Midsummer Celebration theme! You must use at least one photo from my collection of beautiful pictures of girls with flower crows in their heads, and the rest is up to your wonderful talent!

The three best sets get featured right here at Fashination blog for a whole week. And for the 1st place winner gets also featured as Polyfriend of the Week + an interview to get to know you better! So let's start the celebration!!

Fashion Nation group

Finally I've created my first Polyvore group! It is fully dedicated to the incredibly talented Polyvore members that are true trend makers. I want to promote original and challenging contests, and reward the winners with something more than just a podium place.

Keep joining and posting your amazing sets!!

BEAUTY TIPS: Curly Curls

Big news for all girls with curvy or curly hair: curls and waves are here to stay for this Summer! So give a rest to your flat iron and take a tour on how to have perfect curls!

We are living an 80's revivalism, and of course curls had to come with it. I remember back then as a kid browsing through Vogue's pages and looking at the pictures of models with their beautiful long curly hair. And I really realized the concept of Fashion when I saw the rock band guys wearing also their hair long and with curls. It was a trend back then, and curls are back to being a trend again!

For those girls that do not have any curls and really want it there are many ways to get them either in a temporary or in a more permanent way. You can choose to go to the hairdresser where they can give you permanent curls in the intensity you would like. Or you can use some methods at home that can give you a temporary curly look. Here's a few:

1. For really intense curls use a curl mousse, hair-pins and A-LOT-OF-PATIENCE! Check this video by beauty4fashion (don't mind the green tongue guy...!). For a less intense look check kaaatttmarie's video.
2. For overnight wavy hair check fiercelytasha's video, where she braids her hair and sleeps over it!
3. The heated method curls lasts longer so check out MakeupByTiffanyD's video where she used a curling iron.

So once you have your curls note that if you want it to look good you need to put your time into it. Curly hair takes some maintenance and if you do it right you'll look as perfect as the stars! There's are a bunch of great products that you can use at home to enhance your curls and make them look smooth and hydrated.

Here's some tips on how to have your curls looking it's best:

1. You mustn't use a  brush on curly hair because it will break and frizz your curls. Comb it instead using a wide-tooth comb or your fingers putting your head down to keep it's volume.
2. Curls need moisture to keep it's shape so you may either use one of the products in the market especially created for curly hair, or a nutmeg of body moisturizer (without any alcohol) and spread it gently through your hair with the tips of your fingers.
3. Style your hair while wet and avoid using hairdryers, since the heat will break your curls and remove all the moisture. Leave it to air dry and resist touching it. This will allow your curls to keep it's shape for longer.
4. Do not go to sleep with wet hair, since your curls will loose it's form. Braid it instead in 3 sections.
5. During the day you can use a sea-salt spray to have your curls regain their shape.

GHD has high quality products for your curls at really great prices!

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