The secrets behind a beautiful smile

Our smile is important. When we first meet someone, a smile flashed in our direction makes us feel comfortable and warm. A genuine smile encourages others to smile back and conveys an honest emotion. Smiling not only makes us feel better, but it also makes others feel better.

Sadly, there are some people who are reluctant to smile because they are self conscious about the appearance of their teeth, whether it is due to damage, discoloration, or other reasons. A person who is unable to smile or only smiles with closed lips can come across as insincere, and people may feel that the individual is hiding something.

A rare smile from Victoria Beckham

A rare smile from Victoria Beckham

To maintain a good smile, you should visit your dentist regularly. Dentists like this reputable Dentist Newmarket will check not only the health of your teeth, but also the gums, as gum disease can result in tooth loss. Regular dental checks will ensure that your teeth remain healthy. Dentists will check not only the health of your teeth, but also the gums, as gum disease can result in tooth loss. Your dentist will check for plaque build-up, chipped, cracked or loose teeth and damaged fillings. If a problem is detected earlier, it will be easier and less expensive to treat. Dentists can also carry out cosmetic treatments that will repair teeth and improve an individual’s smile.

But you can also create that perfect smile through cosmetic dentistry, which can help to correct more serious problems, as well as using porcelain veneers to improve teeth which are chipped, uneven or discoloured. Cosmetic dentistry was once thought to be the preserve of the rich or of celebrities who had less than perfect teeth, but through reputable companies like the Hartley Street Smile Clinic this is no longer the case. Hartley Street are an experienced, dedicated company that specialise in the best of high-standard cosmetic dentistry and make this available to everyone, offering free consultations so you make an informed decision about your treatment.

Julia Roberts is famous for her Hollywood smile.

Julia Roberts is famous for her Hollywood smile.

Many things can damage teeth. Playing contact sports with no mouth guard can result in tooth chipping or even dislodging. Teeth grinding, also known as bruxism, can damage the teeth over time. Eating foods that are high in sugar or drinking fluids such as soda and fruit juice will damage tooth enamel. Fruit juice may be natural, but it also contains a lot of sugar, which is damaging to teeth. Smoking can stain teeth and cause gum disease or cancer of the mouth. Some types of medication can cause dry mouth, which can affect teeth, as saliva not only helps with the digestion of food, but also protects teeth from decay by killing bacteria. It is also rich in calcium, which helps repair enamel.

Despite all these threats, it is nice to know that there is help out there that can give you the beautiful smile that you deserve.

Fashion and luxury are seeing difficult times

For years the elite fashion stores in our major cities, like London and Paris, have welcomed tourists with open-arms as big spenders, but it seems recently that unlike our more inexpensive London hangouts, the big names are feeling a little neglected when it comes to the big orders.

While most of us haven’t noticed the falling oil price or even paid attention to the market worries surrounding its’ uncertainty, we may have picked up on falling Petrol prices and cheaper energy deals flooding the markets. This has been because the price of Oil has fallen dramatically since last year, and it seems that Fashion is its’ next victim. Countries like Russia and Saudi Arabia who are notoriously into fashion and elitist London goods, are heavily reliant on the export of Oil, and with the cost dropping so much, it appears they have been cutting back on their spending.

Dasha Zhukova Paris Fashion Week

Dasha Zhukova Paris Fashion Week

Now while this may not mean much to the stores that most of us will do our average clothes shopping from, it could spell big price increases at higher-end designer outlets like Harvey Nichols and Burberry, as they struggle to balance their stock against a falling GBP and in line with making up lost profits to tourism. Rather frustrating really for a fashion aficionado like myself who at the very least likes browsing the stores and wondering whether I could justify the price tags by finding an excuse of where I might wear such beautiful (and bank breaking) dresses.

So is this likely to last very long? Well with tourism picking up again as the Pound Sterling falls and the other currencies get stronger, this may just be a short-term blip; but it will be interesting to guess just how international fashion weeks will respond to this after seeing no real changes in last month’s London Fashion Week. It would certainly have been funny to have watched Kate Moss walking down the runway in the latest offering from Primark or Victoria Beckham reveal a new line of budget bargains to her fans; but I think regardless of the hilarity that would have ensued, we are someway off from seeing such alien things.

Victoria Beckham New York Fashion Week 2016

Victoria Beckham New York Fashion Week 2016

Therefore, while the future of Oil prices and the fates of some of the oil-rich countries may be in jeopardy, we don’t have to worry too much about big price tag increases on our clothes and can rely on shows like Next Top Model to keep getting our fix of the latest options without having to worry about seeing the ghastly price tags. And if by some strange reason you’ve decided to go and research more of the latest markets news to see if any of your other favourite items are likely to be heading upwards in their price points, do let me know of any major brands who you encounter along the way.


F&F launch New season range

F&F Clothing are today launching their fabulous new collection, which is being promoted with some very cool imagery. The collection contains wide leg trousers, elongated waistcoats that have surely been influenced by Victoria Beckham, and a black dress that will surely become a staple of many holiday wardrobes come summer.

Colours are stark, a palette of white, black and khaki that give the collection a feel that borders on ‘Out of Africa’ merged with Lauren Hutton’s safari style. The wide leg trousers owe more to the Wallis Simpson 1930s look than the 70s flares and bell bottoms that are on display everywhere else this season. Whilst the striking look with the bandeau tops may not be for everyone, imagine teaming the trousers with fuss free silk shirts, or short sleeved cashmere jumpers. This look would take you stylishly through spring.

My favourite piece is the classic mackintosh in khaki green. I love this as an alternative to cream or beige, and the slightly slouchy style means that this would look just as good belted over jeans, as it would worn over your little black dress.


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Victoria Beckham, wearing a long sleeveless jacket, arrives back in London after attending Paris Fashion Week

The Collection





ffss15dThe collection is hitting stores from today, and will also be available online.  Prices range from £22 for the trousers, to £38 for the trenchcoat. The bandeau (if you are brave enough!) is just £5. This collection offers something a little different from the 70s trend that is dominating this season, and I think it is well worth a look!

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