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LE BLOG DE CHANTY HAS A NEW DOMAIN NAME


Hello Readers,

 

It is with great pleasure to inform you that LE BLOG DE CHANTY  has a new domain name http://www.leblogdechanty.com/, kindly follow my latest updates there.

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Collaboration With Nisrette From Smarter Life Tips And Tricks


I have been blogging for more than 5 years now, and sometimes blogging alone could be a bit boring.

I met an old friend of mine, Nisrette, a while ago. We were together in university, she had her 1st blog in 2013 under the LazyNiss, she used to blog about fitness and Beauty in Arabic. I featured here in one of my #MeetTheBlogger series, you can check it here.

Recently she created a new blog, where she will be blogging about Tips and Tricks for a Smarter Life!

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While we were enjoying our afternoon tea, we realized that we have a lot of common.

We  both have a passion for beauty products, at it happened that we both have a combination skin and interested to find products that suit our type of skin. We’re active and energetic and enjoy the simple things in life.

And it hit us… Why not start a series of collaborations together!

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We asked for a paper and pen and checked what is interesting for both of us. We will be covering different topics from beauty tips, psychological tips, financial tips and anything we find interesting…

We’ll be featuring our post every Friday morning… Stay tuned for our post tomorrow!!

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Guest Post: 8 Tips To Stay Healthy During The Holidays


 

Guest post by: Fares Saad Professional Fitness Coach at Healthy Lifestyle

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The holidays are one of the toughest times of year when it comes to your nutrition plan.
We have holiday parties, temptations at the office and who knows what else to deal with.

That being said, you do NOT have to just accept the fact that you are going to pack on the fat during the holidays. I hear a lot of people talking this way and it blows my mind!
They say – “oh I’ll just burn off the calories I ate at the party last night in today’s workout” (nice try – not going to happen) or “there’s nothing I can do … I’ll just start fresh in 2015″ (not true).

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But you can be tougher if you follow these tips

1- Be realistic

Don’t try to lose weight during the holidays, instead try to maintain your current weight.

2- Never go with an empty stomach

Never go to a party or for shopping while you’re hungry. This will only cause you to eat more throughout the night. Try to have a small snack before attending so you aren’t ravenous when you arrive.

3- Don’t skip your workouts

Most people have a little extra time available over the holiday season when they are not at work. Take this opportunity to hit the gym and exercise. This will help to burn off the excess calories and fat consumed over this period.

4- Stock up on healthy snacks

When you go shopping, be sure to pick with you some healthy snacks like fresh or dried fruits, sports bars and raw nuts.

5- Eat until you are satisfied

Don’t eat until you’re stuffed. Savor your favorite holiday treats while eating small portions. Sit down, get comfortable, and enjoy.

6- Drink plenty of water

Many people believe that mild dehydration may feel like hunger and the best way to avoid becoming dehydrated to drink plenty of water. You can also use water to slow down your eating by taking a sip or two between bites. Wine and cocktails can be a lot of fun, but they can also cause a lot of problems for your waistline. Have a glass or two of water before you start drinking alcoholic beverages, and have one in between drinks to slow down your alcohol consumption as well.

7- Act like an accountant

If you overeat at one meal go light on the next. It takes 500 calories per day (or 3,500 calories per week) above your normal/maintenance consumption to gain one pound. It is impossible to gain weight from one piece of cheese cake!

8- Be careful with Desserts

There is no one that will tell you to give up desserts at holidays.  Desserts are a huge part of what make the season so amazing.  But consuming too much of anything is a bad thing. First of all, if you know you’re going to be parked at the dessert table, modify the rest of your menu.  Load up on the lighter foods like your grilled vegetables, and salads.

 

To check the original post go here, and make sure to always check Healthy Lifestyle’s blog where you can find interesting tips about fitness and health!

Meet The Blogger #14: Anna and Maria from “Notre Closet”


Today’s bloggers, are two cute twins who share the same passion: Fashion, Photography and Travel.

Get to know them more here

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Question 1: We know that you have a deep love for fashion, can you tell us more how it started and how you decided to have a fashion blog?

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We are twins that’s right, but each one had love for something: Anna always loved writing and the online community. And Maria was always good in drawing, sketching and designing. We noticed that year by year, we become a bit far from each other: we have different works, each one her own group… so we decided to create something that will bound us again: our choice was evident. We love fashion, we love photography and travel. We started our fashion blog 😀

We began the photo shoots and posts were coming up. We got amazing feedbacks that encouraged us more.  At the beginning, we wanted to share our personal style and inspirations. Post after post, we wanted to show that it is possible to stay fashionable while being on a small budget and also show that it is ok to wear your clothes over and over again – you just need to be creative and combine the right items and accessories.

Question 2: What is your favorite summer trend?

For this summer we choose crop tops and denim. We just adore those items:D

We are also in love with floral patterns and mixing prints procedure. We like the white and black neutrals and we are having fun with logo shirts 😉

 

Question 3: From where do you get your inspiration?

We draw inspiration from anything and everything around us: it can be people on the streets, movies, nature, art exhibitions, bloggers, TV shows and music…

 

Question 4: What is the one thing that you can’t leave the house without?

Anna: make up item: mascara

Other item: pen and a small notebook.

Maria: make up item: lipstick

Other item: necklace and a bar of chocolate 😛

Question 5: What are the colors that you feel more comfortable with?

Anna: I love nude light colors like pink and blue which are very trendy this year. Pastel tones. They show feminism and lot of simplicity, elegance and a chic spirit! I Love also the Leopard texture, it is really fun to play with such patterns and mix it with others.

Maria: on top of my list comes the WHITE color. I love the pastel colors as well.

 

Don’t forget to LIKE their Facebook page, and follow them on twitter 🙂

Meet The Blogger #12: Lana from L’Armoire de Lana


Today’s blogger is young, and dynamic… She’s stylish, fresh and in love with fashion… Meet Lana Sahely from L’Armoire de Lana 🙂

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1-      Can you tell us more on how you decided to start your own blog? And why a Fashion Blog?

L’Armoire De Lana is not my first blog as I used to co-write a blog where I used to post poems, my thoughts on politics, economics and the Lebanese society. I’ve always loved writing and although I had wanted to pursue a journalist carrier, I ended up studying economics.

After completing a couple of internships in Fashion Magazines (U Magazine and Aishti Magazine), I fell in love with the work of a fashion editor and I decided to launch my own blog. It was the fastest way of owning my very own “fashion magazine” without any high costs and inconveniences. Also, nowadays everything is online and I wanted to make to mark my place on the web before the explosion of local blogs.

2- What’s your favorite fashion time period and why?

I love the late 1920s-beginning 1930s because it was like a short period of glory right after the first world war and everyone was into very daring parties, love of fashion and accessorizing. Opulence was the rule for dressing up. The fringes, the headbands, the embroidered short dresses, the shimmery kitten heels, the curled-up hair and the pink lipstick. The Great Gatsby is the best example of that fashion time period.

3- Describe your style in 5 words?

I tend to dress according to my mood so my style greatly varies. I could say: ecclesiastic, refined, sometimes classic, sometimes crazy and surprising.

4- Who/What influences your style the most?

My mother is my greatest influence in fashion, I grew up greatly affected by her picks and by her love for everything that has beauty (whether it’s fashion, food, furniture, art, etc.).

I also read a lot of magazines and international blogs every single day so it inspires me to try new things. Sometimes, I can be walking in the street and see a graffiti that surprises it and me can make me want to wear a specific piece. Inspiration is everywhere, as Coco Chanel once said fashion is everywhere.

5- What are your 4 fashion staples for winter?

For this winter, I would say: a bright purse, a pair of modern combat boots, a patterned pencil skirt and a brimmed hat.

For more updates from Lana, you can check her Blog, Like her Facebook page and follow her on Twitter 🙂

Meet the Blogger #11: Patricia from Fashionicia


Today’s blogger is innovative, likes to try new trends and always with a new look.

Get to know more about the sweet Patricia here…

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1- Can you tell us more on how you decided to start Blogging? And why about fashion?

I decided to start blogging right when I thought that fashion is my thing. I am not the type of people who over-think, totally believe the iron should be hit as it is hot. So I decided to have my own blog, and took less than two weeks to bring it online with the complimentary social media. I believe that successful endeavors make most of their success in the early beginnings; I was blessed to experience this effect only a few weeks after the start of the blog.
I blog about fashion and beauty, not only fashion… And sometimes I expand into fitness and lifestyle. It is simply a huge industry in which women are totally immersed; it appeals to me because I am addicted to it and I tend to be really opinionated and expressive. Having become a luxury marketing consultant and trader lately; I thank God I decided to join the industry through my blog; which took me way further than blogging (not going to abandon my blog though, I have huge plans for it when it turns 1 year old) !
2- What are the topics that you like to Blog the most about?
I blog my personal style a lot, it is the section where I experience the most evolution; seeing how my style changed and evolved through the weeks. I also like the kind of posts people can benefit from so I post a lot of fashion, beauty and fitness advice and reviews. I spread some fashion rumors here and there at times too ;); and I post my takes on fashion weeks and cover events I attend!
3- Do you have a Good Luck outfit or item that you always keep with you?
I do not have a good luck anything, this to be really true; but I have a confidence formula. When I need an extra boost to sharpen my attitude, I make sure my fierce makeup, bold accessories, dark nails, heels and a clutch rather than a bag are the pillars of my look ;). Trust me, these can do wonders to your luck!
Fore more updates from Patricia, follow her blog, Like her Facebook page and follow her on twitter 🙂
If you’re a fashion blogger and would like to feature on my blog, don’t hesitate to send me a DM  on my Facebook Page or follow me on Twitter 🙂

 

Meet The Blogger #8: Lara from Lara Speaks Style


Today’s blogger shares with us her passion with fashion, her favorite styles and the latest trends, get to know more about her

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1- Can you tell us more on how you decide to start your own Fashion Blog?

 I have always browsed so many blogs and thought of them as a wonderful way to portray my passion for fashion. However, I thought that they needed lots of connections in the fashion industry which I didn’t have. Later on I figured out that a blog needs effort and passion and you can always start from the bottom in everything, so I decided to go on with follow my dreams in finding my own space in the massive fashion industry. I started my blog in the first day of the year 2013 as a new challenge and adventure in my life.  Today I proudly say that the best step I ever made was following my dream and starting my fashion blog, and I encourage everyone to take this step and never doubt his/her dreams.

2- You’re more into Style, what are the colors that you like to combine together the most?

Playing with colors is something I really love. I usually love to add this pop on color in any clothing item and this is something I really stress on the blog because going matchy matchy is not always the key for a stylish look. I don’t have any specific favorite color combination but I like to do it in most of my outfits to create an edge.

3- Who/What is your biggest source of inspiration?

Ever since I was a little girl my mother was and still is my biggest source of inspiration. Each day I learn more from her since her style is timeless and very creative. After I discovered more about the blogging scene I found myself getting more inspiration from bloggers like Chiara Ferragni, Kristina Bazan, Shea Marie, and many more. However, my favorite blogger is Alexandra from Lovely Pepa since we both have petite bodies and I can get ideas from her on what can be suitable for my body type. Moreover, she is always updated and I love how she combines colors and prints in a very stylish way.

Don’t forget to follow her Blog, on Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram

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