Thursday, June 27, 2013

Is your skin "in"?


When I look at Carly Rae Jepsen, I don't think,
"this girl needs a tan." I think, "Where can I
buy that dress?"

You may not think of your skin color as a fashion accessory, but some people do. A recent article in USA Today presents a fascinating perspective on the status of "the tan" in the context of the fashion and beauty industry.

The article cites a beauty industry analyst who has noticed a sharp decrease in the number of celebrities and models who are shunning fake tans. It's a trend I've noticed, too. While a summertime tan is still the norm, the year-round permatan isn't as ubiquitous as it once was. Not in magazines, not in catalogs, not in real life.

I love this quote from Elle magazine's beauty director:
"The idea of people taking a step back to, 'What is my skin tone?' and celebrating their true skin color is very freeing. It's not about dark skin tones trying to be paler or pale skins trying to be darker."
This quote epitomizes what I try to encourage on my blog. Whether you're dark, olive, fair, or any shade in between, owning your natural skin tone is so much sexier than running around looking orange.

Plus, it's incredibly liberating not needing to wait in line at the tanning salon, spend money on overpriced indoor tanning lotions, or worrying if I'll smell like spray tan before I go on a date. Because, let's be real. That shit stinks.

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    سبحانه وتعالي بأن ندعوه ونتضرع اليه ووعدنا بالاستجابة .


    فقال تعالي : (( وإذا سألك عبادي عني فإني قريب اجيب دعوة الداع إذا داعن )) .


    وقال رسول الله صلي الله عليه وسلم (( ليس شىء اكرم علي الله من الدعاء )) .

    وقال ايضا : (( من سره ان يستجب الله تعالي له عد الشدائد والكرب فليكثر الدعاء فى الرخاء )) .


    ولذلك سنذكر لك اخي الكريم القارىء بعض الادعية اللازمة لكل منا فنحن نعيش فى ازمات مستمرة مثل غلاء الاسعار

    فنحتاج الي معرفة دعاء الفرج :

    نبدا الدعاء بقول (( اشهد ان لا اله الا الله واشهد ان محمد رسول الله ))


    1- (( لا اله الا الله العظيم الحليم – لا اله الا الله رب العرش العظيم – لا اله الا الله رب السموات ورب الأرض –

    ورب العرش الكريم )) .


    وهناك ايضا مشكلة تأخر زواج الفتايات فعلينا ايضا بـ دعاء تيسير الزواج

    اللهم اني اسألك بأني اشهد انك انت الذي لا اله الا انت الأحد الصمد الذي لم يلد ولم يولد ولم يكون له كفوا احد , اقضي حاجتي , آنس وحدتي , فرج كربي , اجعل لي رفيقا صالحا كي نسبحك كثيرا ونذكرك كثيرا فانت بي بصيرا يا مجيب المضطر اذا دعاك احلل عقدتي وآمن روعتي يا الهي من لي ألجأ اليه اذا لم ألجأ الي الركن الشديد الذى اذا دعي أستجاب , هب لي من لدنك زوجا صالحا , اجعل بيننا المودة والرحمة والسكن , فأنت علي كل شىء قدير يامن قلت للشىء كن فيكون , ربنا آتنا فى الدنيا حسنة وفي الآخرة حسنة وقنا عذاب النار وصلي اللهم علي سيدنا محمد وعلي آله وصحبه وسلم .


    كما ان في هذه الايام تتعرض الكرة الارضية فى كل مكان الي اختلاف فى الظروف الطبيعية والمناخ فنجد السيول والامطار

    الغزيرة التى تغرق البلاد والعباد ولذلك يجب ان نتعلم دعاء المطر :

    (( اللهم سقيا رحمة , ولا سقيا عذاب ولا بلاء ولا هدم ولا غرق , اللهم على الظراب ومنابت الشجر , اللهم حوالينا ولا علينا )).


    وايضا ان نصلي صلاة الاستخارة قبل القيام باي عمل او اتخاذ اى قرار فى حياتنا فيجب علينا ان نعرف كيفية صلاة الاستخارة

    و دعاء الاستخارة :

    عن جابر رضى الله عنه قال (( كان رسول الله صلي الله عليه وسلم يعلمنا الاستخارة فى الامور كلها كالسورة من القرآن يقول اذا

    هم احدكم بالامر فليركع ركعتين من غير الفريضة ثم ليقل : اللهم اني استخيرك بعلمك , واستقدرك بقدرتك , واسألك من فضلك

    العظيم ,فإنك تقدر ولا اقدر , وتعلم ولا أعلم , وانت علام الغيوب . اللهم ان كنت تعلم ان هذا الامر خير لي فى ديني ومعاشى

    وعاقبة امري او قال عاجل امري وآجله , فقدره لي ويسره لي , ثم بارك لي فيه , وان كنت تعلم ان هذا الامر شر لي فى ديني

    ومعاشى وعاقبة امري او قال عاجل امري وآجله, فصرفه عني , واصرفني عنه , واقدر لي الخير حيث كان , ثم رضنى به , قال

    ويسمي حاجته . رواه البخاري .


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