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How Weather Can Affect Your Driving

The weather can never seem to make up its mind. One minute you have glorious sunshine, the next it’s cold and raining. This is not too much of a problem if you are at home with nowhere to go, unless of course, you left washing out. 

When you need to drive, or are already out, changing weather conditions may mean that you need to adapt your driving style to remain safe and in control. This can be especially important on higher speed roads or those which may be deemed locally as speed trap roads. While you can make your driving safer, you can never truly guarantee that others will follow suit, meaning you will need to be especially vigilant to the behaviour of other road users who may be driving erratically. In these instances, accidents are much more likely – for more info speak to a car accident lawyer from Oakland.  


Rainy weather can cause many problems with your driving. Heavy rain may make it difficult for you to see the road ahead or any hazards. Hydroplaning, where the car skids and slides over the water’s surface, may also occur. It is important to check that you have sufficient tire tread depth before any journey, not only to meet legal requirements but also to help your tires find more traction on the road. 

During wet weather, it is a good idea to slow down your speed considerably, as stopping distances will increase on wet surfaces. You may also want to keep an eye on traffic via the internet or radio, to help you plan the best route.


Depending on where you live, you might use snow chains or winter tires. These can help your vehicle move when there has been heavy snowfall. Like with rain, heavy snow and sleet can also affect your ability to see while driving. If the level of snowfall is too much, you may also want to consider postponing your journey until the weather clears up a little, if possible.


You might think that sunny, bright weather is optimum for driving. While this will give you a good road condition, it can cause other problems. Glare from the sun can limit your vision, which can be dangerous on busy or winding roads. If the sun follows a period of rain, you may also have difficulty seeing caused by the reflection of the sun on the water on the surface of the road. Using your sun visor can help somewhat.

Considering the weather when planning a journey is an important part of maintaining safety. Changing conditions can cause problems for yourself and other drivers. You are always better off driving slower and more cautiously than attempting to speed towards your destination. At times, cancelling your journey entirely is the best choice if going out is not essential. 


What to do immediately after a car accident

We all want to avoid being involved in a car accident. They’re stressful at best and life threatening at worst. However, sometimes even the best drivers get into accidents. Bad weather conditions or a reckless driver on the road can mean that avoiding an accident just isn’t possible.

If you’re unfortunate enough to get into a car accident, there are several things you’ll need to do. In the long term, you’ll need to speak to your insurance company and might need to contact a lawyer (check out this Fort Lauderdale lawyer dealing with car accident cases). But what should you do immediately after a car accident?


The first thing you must do after a car accident is stop your vehicle. You must do this even if the incident isn’t serious. To carry on driving (also known as a hit and run) is a lawful offense and you could get into serious trouble.

Hazards on

The next step after an accident is to turn your hazard lights on – especially if your vehicle is blocking the road. Hazard lights alert fellow drivers that your car is there and instructs them to go around. Not doing so could cause dangers to other drivers and cause further incidents.

Check for injuries

Once you’re safely out of the way, you’ll need to check for injuries if you can. Is anything hurting? Are you able to move? If so, then you can go ahead and safely leave your vehicle (don’t forget to keep a first-aid kit in the boot of your car, in case of scrapes or scratches). However, if moving hurts, you should stay put and call an ambulance if you can. Don’t endanger your body further by attempting to move when it’s in pain.

Check your vehicle   

If you have been able to leave the vehicle safely, you’ll need to assess the situation. Does your vehicle have significant damages? If it’s dark, use the light on your phone to check it out properly (it’s also useful to keep a flashlight in your boot, just in case of emergencies).


Once you’ve assessed the state of your vehicle, you’ll need to take some photos, both of the damages to your vehicle and any surrounding issues, like damages on the road or other vehicles involved. Photographic evidence of the event will help if you speak to a lawyer later down the line and could be used to argue your side.

Contact details

After taking your photos, you’ll need to speak to anyone else involved in the accident – or witnesses. Get the contact details of anyone who saw what happened and check that they are happy to be contacted. Again, they could be useful during legal proceedings.



Best Eyeshadow Palettes Under $25

Eyeshadows have ruled the makeup world for some time now. Everyone needs that perfect neutral shade for daily wear or that risqué color for a night out. If you are looking to try out some great new shades without breaking the bank, here are some of my favorite eyeshadow palettes under $25.

Morphe’s 9A Always Golden Eyeshadow Palette

These nine golden shades in the Morphe 9A Always Golden Eyeshadow Palette are sure to take you places, faux real. Crazy-creamy, powerfully pigmented, beyond-blendable eyeshadows perfect for some fun in the sun or some fake-it-til-you-make-it action. Choose your own color adventure. But one thing’s for sure; you’ll never run out of ways to turns heads.

Price: $12.00

Essence’s All About Toffee Eyeshadow Palette

This Gorgeous Essence All About Toffee Eyeshadow Palette has eight complementing, buildable colors and multiple finishes; satin, matte and metallic effects. It blends easily and the colors will stay on all day! Perfect palette for everyday wear.

Price: $5.49

Covergirl’s Goldens TruNaked Eyeshadow Palette

CoverGirl’s Goldens TruNaked Eye Shadow Palette has a stunning range of neutral shades for your perfect nude eye look. Richly pigmented shadows in golden, and in a range of colors and textures – from neutrals to Smokeys and shimmers to mattes.

Price: $5.99

Makeup Revolution’s Iconic 1 Redemption Eyeshadow Palette

Makeup Revolution’s Iconic 1 Redemption Eye Shadow Palette is a perfect mix of pearl, shimmer and matte shades. As comfortable and familiar as your favorite t-shirt, the bronzy tones of this palette will make you want to strip down and bare all (in the best way possible).

Price: $7.00

NYX’s Cosmic Metals Shadow Palette

Create a spectrum of out-of-this-world eye looks with the Cosmic Metals Shadow Palette – a new eyeshadow set inspired by NYX Professional Makeup Professional Makeup’s beloved Cosmic Metals Lip Cream. Powered by six pigment-packed eyeshadows, this gorgeous set loads your lids with rich, metallic color and incredible color payoff.
Price: $9.99

E.L.F.’s Online Only Need It Nude Eyeshadow Palette

Achieve beautifully natural eye looks with these perfectly curated 10 neutral eyeshadow shades in the e.l.f. Cosmetics Need It Nude Eyeshadow Palette. This collection of hues is ideal for shading, highlighting, and defining the eyes. These silky smooth shadows can be used as a liner, on the lid, and in the crease of the eye for an expertly contoured and blended look. Cruelty free and vegan.

Price: $10.00

Sleek Makeup’s Under A Spell Eyeshadow Palette

Create a variety of stunning looks with these 12 shades of mineral based, highly pigmented eyeshadow in the Sleek MakeUP Under A Spell Eyeshadow Palette.
Price: $12.99
BH Cosmetics Be… by BubzBeauty 12 Color Eyeshadow Palette
Known to her YouTube fans as BubzBeauty, Lindy Tsang hand-picked the must-have shades in her BH Cosmetics Be… by BubzBeauty 12 Color Eyeshadow Palette. Each shade offers day-to-night versatility – and emphasizes fans’ beauty, both inside and out.
Price: $14.50

Models Own’s Supernatural Eyeshadow Palette

Go to a parallel universe with this Models Own Supernatural Eyeshadow Palette. From dark secrets to sultry whispers, it’s totally bewitching. With the brush, apply metallic nudes, shimmer browns and rich golds for a look that’s out of this world.

Price: $17.99



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Pumpkin Spice Latte Inspired Beauty

It is finally starting to feel like fall around New York City, and that can only mean one thing: Pumpkin spice everything! Yes—that includes your beauty routine! Try a PSL-inspired look using glimmering bronzers, warm-toned eyeshadow, orange-hued lipstick and more. Shop our favorites below!



Emmy Looks for Less From Azazie

Television’s elite rocked the red carpet to celebrate the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards and a rainbow of fashion frocks took center stage.  If you want to sport a similar style, but not sure you can handle the price tag, don’t fear! – an online bridal wear retailer that boasts made-to-measure dresses at a fraction of industry costs – has an array of stunning styles to make sure you look like a million dollars, without spending it. For some style inspiration, highlights of the night include:


Wonderful in White – With summer wedding season barely in the rearview mirror, many celebrities – such as Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things), Uzo Aduba (Orange is the New Black) and Evan Rachel Wood (Westworld) – opted to wear white for television’s big night.  Trying to extend her newlywed status a little longer, Sofia Vergara joined the club, donning a beautiful strapless white Marx Zunino mermaid gown that showed off her amazing figure. For a similarly stunning look, Azazie’s Misty ($249) gown is a flattering sweetheart tulle strapless gown with a full pleated bodice and corset back that is sure to fit you like a glove, without breaking the bank.


Red Carpet Ready  – Red is always a sizzling color that ensures you’ll stand out in a crowd. Helping her to do just that, Edie Falco wore a beautiful one-shouldered red gown that accentuated her curves in all the right places.  Similarly stunning, Azazie’s Carissa floor-length one-shoulder chiffon dress boasts a trumpet/mermaid silhouette, twisted flare in the back and one-sided ruching at the hip, all for the incredible cost of $129.


Orange is the New Black – Color dresses were abundant at the award show and Viola Davis is always one to embrace a bold hue. Tonight was no exception, as she wore a bright orange Zac Posen gown with thick straps and front detailing. Azazie carries several similar styles that offer a ton of bang for your buck.  The floor-length Melinda dress (shown in Tangerine; $129) features spaghetti straps leading up to a halter neckline, pleating throughout the top of the bodice and pockets to stash some money and your favorite shade of lip-gloss.  Kaitlynn (shown in papaya; $119) is a floor-length, empire style dress with a heavily pleated bodice that is sure to flatter any figure.

Back to the Basics – Celebrities were looking to make their mark at the Emmys and did so with interesting necklines (plunging galore!), embellishments and back detailing.  Shailene Woodley showed off her sexy side, wearing a green spaghetti strap dress with double back strap detailing for a little edge.  Azazie’s floor-length Kailyn ($119) dress boasts a similar strappy look, featuring an overlay of chiffon for an illusion halter neckline and back straps held together with a jewel button.

All dresses range in size from 0-30, as well as custom sizing and come in over 60 colors.