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A Tribute to Princess Diana’s Blue Eyeliner Obsession

Of all of Princess Diana’s style signatures, her ’80s-era proclivity for swipes of electric blue eyeliner was a standout for one Vogue editor….

“I like to be a free spirit,” Princess Diana once said. “Some don’t like that, but that’s the way I am.” Over two decades since her untimely death, the public’s longstanding fascination with her—as a royal, a humanitarian, a style icon, and an unapologetic rebel—has yet to wane. The new season of The Crown, out today, is only sparking more intrigue around the ways in which she bucked royal tradition with a self-assured attitude and distinct codes of self-expression.

As a kid of the ’90s, I, like many, have always been taken with Princess Diana’s beauty, grace, and glamour. But of all her signatures, the one that has always stuck out to me was her ’80s-era proclivity for swipes of electric blue eyeliner; most strikingly worn with one of her sparkling diamond tiaras. Oh, the contrast! Yes, I know it was the ’80s, and that it was the banner decade for colorful makeup, but for a woman of her stature, to me it always seemed kind of punk, a means of subtly railing against the royal system. 

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Plus, her pared-back approach to a decidedly bold color statement brought a real-world sensibility to the look. “In the ’80s, blue eyeliner was about pulling out or brightening up naturally blue eyes,” explains makeup artist and Tatcha’s first-ever global director of artistry Daniel Martin, who famously gave Meghan Markle her natural wedding-day glow. “She kept it close to the lash line, enhancing the iris by creating this monochromatic tonal effect on the eye. She never took it up to her eyelid, which would create an entirely different effect all together. I think her wearing it in that way made it wearable for so many.”

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Prolific Award-Winning Artist Sarantos Releases Emotional EDM Single

Innovative singer-songwriter Sarantos has released his latest single called ‘I Wish’ to benefit Make A
Wish Foundation.

Released on August 2nd, 2022, the new EDM/Pop single by Sarantos combines genres to offer a unique musical experience. Titled ‘I Wish’, the song explores the human need to have more things in life, as the artist also shares his personal struggle with the obsession of always wanting more. Always writing his own lyrics, Sarantos aims to humanize all the emotions and feelings that society thinks are bad, due to which people keep those feelings hidden deep inside. By using his music as a conduit for this emotional discourse, Sarantos sets himself apart in the EDM and Pop music scene.

The Official music video for ‘I Wish’ will be released on August 9th, 2022. The music video features stunning visuals of vast landscapes where a lost man can be seen walking in search of something. According to Sarantos, “This visual signifies the meaning of the song. The man walking symbolizes myself and all the other people, who are always in search of more happiness in a world that seems to be riddled with neverending problems. The man travels to every corner of the globe; from Chicago to Alcatraz, Normandy, Iceland, Switzerland, and India to Australia looking for answers. The dreaminess of the footage mirrors the fluctuation between hope and despair as the suspenseful story plays out. The man’s life is far from perfect, but he isn’t ready for it to end…”

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The single continues a string of releases by Sarantos that benefit charity. ‘I Wish’ will benefit Make A Wish Foundation. Sarantos says, “A wish experience can be a game-changer for a child with a critical illness. I think this belief guides that organization in everything they do. It inspires them to grant life-changing wishes for children going through so much and compels them to be creative in exceeding the kid’s expectations.”

ABOUT SARANTOS: Sarantos is a DIY international award-winning solo music artist, #1 iTunes UK Charting singer-songwriter, #1 iTunes South Africa Charting Folk & Country artist, proud nerd, multi instrumentalist, book author, comic book nut, radio show host, poet and part time spy. Since 2014, Sarantos has won over 51 awards with Akademia LA Music, Beat 100 while also being nominated for the International Music & Entertainments Awards, Hollywood Music In Media, and the Hollywood Songwriting Awards. He has had numerous media placements for his songs, instrumentals & cues.

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Sarantos’ music is a cross between Justin Bieber, Queen, Journey & Ed Sheeran. He’s an alien who landed here to infect the human race and spread the disease of music. 2022 is Year #9 of his journey as he continues to release a new song, lyric video, music video, book chapter and poem every month bringing his music to life! In 8 years, he has released 16 albums with 202 original tracks as well as 8 fiction/fantasy books that parallel the songs! He has had numerous media placements for his songs, instrumentals & cues.

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more information, songs, lyric sheets, videos, books & poems, please visit Sarantos’ website.

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How To Keep Your Car’s Interior Spotlessly Clean

Car’s Interior Spotlessly Clean

Most of us have a habit of taking our cars/vehicles to the carwash whenever it seems/feels dirty. Although the carwash might be efficient in cleaning your car’s exterior, it certainly doesn’t with your interior.   You can, however, take up the responsibility to keep your car clean by cleaning it every once in a while. Most people have a weekly cleaning routine for their homes and even their car’s exterior; why not do the same for the interior.

Under normal circumstances, your car is more likely to get dirty faster than your home. Aside from snacking and food particles falling all over the car, your dirty shoes will always soil the carpet and other parts under them. While vacuuming may help remove most of the dirt, it certainly doesn’t deep clean the carpets and seat undersides. The only way to keep it clean is to take your time to clean it as often as possible.

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According to experts, you should clean your car at least once every month. Christian Newman, the owner of C&J Automotive Detailing, notes that those who have a habit of snacking while driving and dogs/pets in the car should clean the car every other week. There’s thus a good chance you aren’t cleaning your car enough. Below are a few simple tips and steps from Mr Car Mats to keeping your car clean and hygienic.

 

  1. Vacuum Everywhere

Although most of us will only vacuum the carpets, doing so pushes dirt and dust onto other parts, such as the seats, dashboard, and compartments. One way to prevent this is to vacuum every inch of the car’s interior. Start with the door panels, dashboard, and console, then finish with the carpets. Be sure to use a strong enough vacuum cleaner for the best results.

 

  1. Open And Clean the Door Area

The door jamb is one of the most neglected areas in a car. While this may be the first part you will set your eyes on before getting in or out of the car, most people hardly vacuum or clean it. This could be because it requires a little more effort and attention. Nonetheless, use a cotton cloth or swab to polish the area mildly to remove any dirt trapped within. Consider oiling it to keep it moist too. Get more done with these tips.

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  1. Use Vinyl Cleaner To Clean The Vinyl

The vinyl cleaner will come in handy in removing dirt from dusty or fingerprint-smudged dashboards and door insides. Start by wiping the dust off using a cotton cloth, then a microfiber cloth dabbed in the vinyl cleaner to wipe down any remaining dirt. Be sure to clean every part of the dashboard and the door, especially door pockets. Vacuum and declutter the door pockets first before doing this. Do not use the vinyl cleaner on the steering wheel.

 

  1. Wash And Wipe Down the Windows

Dirt and dust may collect on your windows too. You should be able to notice the dirt when rolling the windows down. Giving the windows a good clean and then wiping them with a microfiber cloth can help remove any remaining dirt. Be sure to wipe the mirrors and door handles as well.

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