Saturday, August 31, 2013
In an interview, Kristen Stewart said that she is not fond of perfumes but she loves Balenciaga Florobotanica's scent. The scent is sophisticated, feminine, and flowery. It contains mixtures of Carnation, Wild Mint, Turkish Rose Essence, Hemp Leaves, Vetiver Roots, White Amber.
1.7 oz Eau de Parfum Spray
Available at SEPHORA.COM
Friday, August 30, 2013
em michelle phan has over 200 products (lipticks, foundation, etc.....) and also includes this LIFE PALETTE ($75) that has 36 shades of eyeshadow, blush and lipstick that you can use. These palettes are themed around life moments such as “Love Life,” “Day Life,” “Party Life” "Beach Life", "Career Life" and “Night Life.”
If you are not familiar with Michelle Phan, she gained popularity in Youtube when her uploaded make up tutorials became a hit and her followers grown in numbers since 2007. I have once followed and watched her make up tutorial videos of various ways to put on make up for various occasions and I have to say that she is really good at it.
Now, her dreams came true, her own make up brand which she says is a reflection of herself. Watch the video to learn more how she was able to put up her own line with the help of L'Oréal Luxe.
You can buy her products, watch make up tutorials online at http://www.emcosmetics.com/
How To Store Lenses
Contact lenses are pretty robust, but they do need to be cleaned and disinfected now and then. The cleaning schedule really depends on the type of contacts you have and your doctor's recommendations for your specific eyes. Some eyes are more sensitive than others and cannot tolerate multi-day wearings. Some lenses just aren't designed to be worn more than a day without cleaning either.
When storing lenses, always use a recommended cleaning and storage solution kit. Each manufacturer has one that they've designed their lenses to be compatible with. Use that as a guide. Companies like Next Day Lenses sell a wide range of solutions so you shouldn't have trouble finding an online retailer to sell you solutions at discounted prices - you'll need a lot of this stuff so try to get the best deal you can find.
How To Clean Lenses
Cleaning lenses can be easy or laborious, depending on the type of lens you have. Most soft contacts are simple to clean. There's typically a "rub and rise" step, followed by a disinfection step lasting several hours. Discard and replace the solution each time you take your lenses out to be cleaned and disinfected.
Clean the lens case with solution to remove any debris and prevent contamination. Finally, while it's tempting to hang onto expired solutions, this is a bad idea. Toss it, and make sure you use all solutions by the expiry date.
Which Solutions To Use
Many lenses allow you to get away with a multipurpose solution for cleaning, storage, and disinfection. This is typical with soft contacts. However, some lenses require a special solution, like a hydrogen peroxide solution. These solutions seriously irritate the eye, so they also come with a neutralising tab or disc that must be placed in the solution before you rinse them and put them in.
Hard contacts often require special drops or tabs. Oddly, hard contacts are the easiest to clean. Simply drop the lens into the solution and drop a tab in with the lens. The tab does all the work.
Under no circumstance should you wet your lenses with your own saliva, re-use solution (even for storage), wear lenses that you've left in your case for more than seven days without cleaning and re-disinfecting them, or use any eye drops not compatible with your specific lenses. Doing so may injure your eye or damage the lens.
Using Tap Water
Tap water is commonly used to rinse lenses, even though this practice is highly unsafe. Why? Because tap water often contains a common amoeba that can infect the eye. Once it's in there, it multiplies, causing irritation. Water also contains chlorine and chloramines which are meant to disinfect the water, making it safe from pathogens. The chlorine, however, can seriously irritate the eye. Only use approved saline solution for rinsing.
Richard Phillips is a optometrist in a small rural township. When he's not helping his patients see better, he's sharing his insights with others by posting on various Internet websites.
Tory Burch Fall 2013 Accessories: mood of the season: striking and sophisticated, with rich colors and prints, mixed textures, subtle hints of gold — and special pieces for day to evening.
It seems that insects are staple designs for the fall season for Tory and I'm kinda liking it eventhough bugs looks kinda creepy in real world. I just love how that bug was made into necklace piece and prints in bags and other accessories. It can be included in the long list of bug jewelry trend now-adays.
This vibrant electric eel color is just eye-catching..
Images via : https://www.facebook.com/toryburch
Thursday, August 29, 2013
Your wardrobe says a lot about who you are. If you find yourself getting bored with the same old pieces, it may be time to rejuvenate your closet with a few new additions. The main problem most people face is the fact that it can be expensive to buy clothing.
Fortunately, budget doesn’t have to stand in your way of shopping. Even if you prefer to stay clear of charity shops, you can find clothes that won’t cost a fortune. You’ll be happier with more options in your closet and you’ll look more confident, too.
Often, better deals can be had online. Shops with an online storefront save money on rent and overhead. This translates into savings for savvy buyers. Check for your favourite clothing lines on the Internet before you buy.
Choose Washable Clothing
While that dry clean only blouse may be gorgeous, dry cleaning fees will make it more expensive. Pick pieces that can be washed in the machine to save money.
Buy the Right Fabrics
Certain fabrics will hold up to heavy use better than others. Look for clothing in linen, denim and silk. Each of these fabrics can look quite elegant, yet will last for years. Linen and silk work well for summer use, while silk is also useful in the cooler months. Choose blends to avoid extra ironing.
Many clothing stores offer amazing savings. You can find coupons and discounts on sites like Happier.co.uk. Watch for the best discounts so you can get a real deal on your clothing.
When you know ahead of time which pieces you need to buy, you will be able to shop for the best value, rather than buying on impulse. Decide how many shirts and trousers you need and make certain that they work together. You will have infinite combinations.
Choose a Colour Palette
Pick two or three complimentary colours and one or two accent colours for your wardrobe. For example, you can purchase your main pieces in black, grey and red, with accent colours of white or yellow. No matter what you purchase, it will always coordinate with the rest of your wardrobe.
Keep It Simple
Avoid the more elaborate styles and keep your designs simple. One good quality shirt will go well with just about anything you own and is worth investing in.
Buy Children’s Clothing
If you are on the petite side, you may fit into teen sizes. You will also get a more youthful look.
Add Accent Pieces
A nice scarf in your accent colour can be worn with everything from jeans and a simple shirt to a more elegant cocktail dress. Choose jewellery and accents such as belts, scarves and headpieces with a mind to using them with multiple outfits.
You don’t need to spend a fortune to fall in love with your wardrobe all over again. Often, a few well chosen additions can make all your clothes more exciting.
Julian Heam is a personal finance expert. He loves to share his ideas for saving money on fashion and lifestyle blogs.
Jewelries have been making women feel more fashionable and chic. This bug jewelry trend is hitting the fashion scene and those little creatures that often times being called creepy by some can be seen beautiful in jewelry pieces such as the lady bug, dragonfly and more. Always try fun and colorful pieces that will match your outfit for the day.
Found these cute little creatures online and I just love how designers made each piece unique and intricate.
1. Kate Spade new york Unwanted Visitors Winged Bug Bangle - katespade.com
2. AZ Collection Ladybug Pin - 4,470 PHP ($102) - forzieri.com
3. Betsey Johnson Iconic Ladybug Earring- 1,095 PHP ($25) - betseyjohnson.com
4. London Road Kew Bugs 9ct Yellow Gold Diamond Detail Dragonfly Pendant- 23,990 PHP (£350) - johnlewis.com
If the majority of ingredients on a product’s label are difficult to pronounce, it is probably not composed of natural ingredients. Many substances that are believed to be linked to cancer are used in common products, which can also cause inflammation, irritation, and dryness, among other negative effects. There have even been products imported to America from other countries that contain mercury, which is poisonous to the human body. Although those products are not approved by the FDA, they have still made their way into many households. The body might have no problem absorbing harmful ingredients, but it might not be able to excrete them before they cause damage.
Check the Label
The best way to avoid products that contain unnatural ingredients is to only use completely organic skin care products. Look for products that are certified by the USDA as organic. There are skin care lines that are gluten free and vegan as well. When you search the label for these designations, you can also see which natural substances it contains. Ingredients like coconut oil, shea butter, aloe vera, acai berry, jojoba oil, and many others each have their own benefits. When you use these natural ingredients on your skin, it will become soft and revitalized in the most natural way possible.
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Every women should invest in a clutch that can add glam to their attire. Clutches are not only perfect for evening events because these days, these small but very useful clutches can be used any time of the day. Take a look at these glamorous and colorful envelope clutches that will surely brighten your outfit.
Givency, Mulberry, BCBG and other top brands have come up with eye-catching clutches with vivid colors that every fashionista will love.
In reality, we are living like people used to and taking advantage of special deals that allow us to live like years gone by. We still buy gifts for others, but nothing extravagant which has given birth to online shops offering great value gifts; especially in comparison to high street stores. Online shopping has boosted the UK retail sector more than many experts or the Government even predicted.
This year has seen a huge swing in spending from one month to the other, but May/June has seen a boom in sales driven by online shopping that point again to a rosier financial situation for growth. According to the very latest figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS), sales rose over two per cent from April to May, which saw national spending skyrocket to over £27 billion.
The biggest jumps were spiked by recent rise in the sale of food, clothing and household appliances online, but the consistent purchasing of gifts also had a huge impact. The biggest reasons for such an improvement is down to online retailers offering huge discounts on stock to help make it more appealing to everyday customers across the UK.
The online shopping market is experiencing a recovery with these figures greatly exceeding the growth figures expected of the UK this summer. An ONS spokesperson admitted that “feedback from retailers suggested that promotions on summer ranges led to this increase in sales”. It also led to a far more upbeat George Osbourne, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, who claimed the economy was “healing” and the British economy was at last out of “intensive care”.
Online shopping is a great way to bag a bargain on a range of items including food, clothes, but especially presents, such as , as low overheads enable retailers to offer gifts at a snip of high street stores. As trust in online shopping grows, sales will only get stronger and hopefully push the British economy into a healthier financial state.
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Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Anyway, nothing beats a shoe that can make you feel comfortable when walking for long periods of time and flat shoes are always my bet. I love flat shoes that I normally buy them from time to time.
Any woman should own flat shoes in her closet, not only it can easily be paired with jeans, skirt, shorts, and dress, flat shoes can also make your outfit fab. Don't just settle wearing only one neutral block colors for you can always experiment with different colors and patterns.
Here are ballet flats under $100 that I found via Polyvore, a drab outfit can make it fab when you wear a splash of colors and patterns. Check out these cuties.
3,095 PHP - cwonder.com
3,490 PHP - toms.com
4,330 PHP - sperrytopsider.com
840 PHP - bluefly.com
2,210 PHP - $50.00 heels.com
3,445 PHP - $78.00 - anntaylor.com
3,975 PHP - puma.com
A-line skirts get their name from the way they are made – in the shape of the letter “A”. They are made to fit snug at the waist, hips and thighs before flaring out into a wider, fuller shape at the hem. Some A-line skirts have added flare at the bottom or even pleats. However, most of them are fairly straight down in their design. A-line skirts can come in any length, but the hemline generally falls just below the knee.
Flared skirts are, basically, A-line skirts with lots more flare added at the hem. They get their name from the way they 'flare' out at the bottom. Flared skirts, just like A-line skirts, fit snug at the top and through the hips, but are made to have lots of movement and swing in the hemline when you walk. They can be short or long, but for the most flare and flounce, go with the longer ones.
Straight skirts are just what their name implies – skirts that are cut to fit straight down the body from top to bottom. An example of a straight skirt would be the ever popular pencil skirt. They can be very flattering to long, slender frames as well.
Circle skirts are super fun to wear. They are cut in a circle shape so that when you spin and twirl, the skirt flares out around you in a full circle design. Circle skirts are usually super full in their design and form a half circle shape whenever you hold the edges of the hem out to your sides. They are perfect for dancing during a night on the town or just for when you want to feel like a little girl again as you twirl and spin as your skirt flies around you.
Mermaid skirts get their name from the way their shape resembles a mermaid's lower body. The skirt is quite snug from the hips all the way past the knee where the hem flares out between the ankle and knee to create the fin shape.
Sarongs really are not skirts, but are worn like them. They are actually large pieces of rectangular fabric that is wrapped around the body to create a skirt and then fastened off some way at the hip.
Julie is a professional designer and have passion for writing about fashion and clothing. She has recently worked with BIG W Australia to write a series of informative artilcle. At BIG W their commitment is to offer you “Australia’s Lowest Prices Everyday” on a range of items. They have stores all around Australia and website for online shopping.
Friday, August 23, 2013
Big wallets with lots of compartments where many of my cards and other stuff would fit will surely catch my I. I am currently using a zippered accordion wallet where all my cards, bills and money can fit in it. I can just go out with just a wallet in my hand but you'll not see me without it when I go to grocery, mall, or maybe for a quick errand.
With my fervent love for wallets, I'm always on the lookout for new ones eventhough I know that I will not buy at the moment. Browsing for wallets and picturing them in my hands give me joy and excitement eventhough in reality I can't have that soon.
Anyway, found these gorgeous colorful wallets at Nordstrom.com and I'm sure every wallet fanatic will drool over them.
KATE SPADE NEW YORK
1. kate spade new york 'brightspot avenue - lacey' wallet $198.00
2. kate spade 'jewel street' iPhone 5 wristlet
3. Tory Burch 'Amanda' Continental Wallet = $195
4. Tory Burch 'Thea' Continental Wallet = $225
MARC BY MARC JACOBS
5. MARC BY MARC JACOBS- 'Too Hot to Handle' Long Trifold Wallet
6. MARC BY MARC JACOBS - 'Classic Q - Wingman' iPhone 5 Wristlet = $148
Aren't these wallets colorful and attractive? If ever I'd purchase a new wallet, I think I'd opt for that red Tory Burch one. What about you?
Just take a quick look through any fashion magazine this year and you’ll notice everyone (and we mean everyone) is wearing faded or stonewash denim.
The faded look was last big in the 80s, so in a way it makes perfect sense that it should come back into fashion around now. In the 90s, it was the turn of the 60s to be reinvented.
When kids found their parents old stash of records and 60s clothes in the back of the cupboard there was a move towards reinvention. In the 00s, the 70s were back with flares making a big comeback (although this one was mostly for the girls).
So, it is perfect timing for the younger generation to rediscover faded and stonewashed jeans. Despite people often professing a desire to get away from their parents ideas, style and music, there is an influence underlying it that is hard to escape.
You’re instinctively drawn to things you see in old family albums. Seeing pictures of your parents as young people in faded jeans puts this image into your head – and it stays there. You might outwardly profess that they look stupid but inside you can’t help feeling that actually they look pretty cool.
That’s why the fashion wheel often turns in 30 year or generational cycles. It’s also why faded jeans are back now. Take a look elsewhere at the culture that’s going on.
In music, 80s electro pop is back in a big way. Everywhere you look there are neon colours which couldn’t be more 80s if it tried. In films, Superman is back on the big screen trying to recreate his 80s heyday. It’s quite literally everywhere.
It’s just a theory but it does seem to explain a lot. It’s why faded jeans are back and why you should be wearing them this summer. The 80s may have seemed like they were gone forever but if you look closely you’ll see them coming back. Soon you might realise that those guys from the 80s were actually pretty cool, and that might even include your folks. Just don’t tell them we said so.
Jim Rowland is a freelance stylist based in Melbourne, Australia who enjoys the latest in men's fashion. When he is not busy with photoshoots and events, he loves to frequent his local cafe for a good cup of coffee.
There are many shapes and sizes of women. From clothes to shoes, getting the right fit will provide more comfort, giving you a better experience on both your body and your feet.
Why is it important to find the right fit? Finding the right fit for shoes is essential. Shoes that are too wide are going to slip off of the feet and create uncomfortable pressure on the toes, or blisters on the heels. Getting the right fit ensures a comfortable and healthy walk.
What are some of the tips you should use when shopping for women’s narrow shoes?
Be Cautious of Shopping Online
Despite the fact that there are online shoe stores that specialize in types of shoes, like narrow shoes for women's feet -- it's important to try on the shoes in person.
Get Familiar with Brands
Get familiar with certain brands of shoes, as it's going to ease the shopping trip. Finding versatile brands with shoes that go from day to night and shoes for casual and special occasions make it easy to go shopping, and even order online (as long as you are familiar with the sizing and the brand of shoes).
Since narrow shoes limit the selection available to you while shopping, it's going to be more important than ever to shop through the sales. Shop at the end of the season and sign up for communication from your favorite stores and brands that stock specialty shoes for women; helping to stay within budget.
Try Them On
Instead of visiting the store to try on a pair of shoes for size, give yourself a chance to walk around the store a few times in the shoes. Most women try on their shoes while sitting down, basing their opinion on foot using the appearance and feeling of the shoes without ever walking around. Spend a few minutes walking around the store in the shoes to determine not only how they fit, but also how they feel while they're actually being worn.
Check the Return Policy
What is the return policy of the store where the shoes are being purchased? You're going to want to choose a store that allows you the chance to return the shoes in the case they don't work or are the wrong fit once they've been worn. Most stores require the tags to be attached to the shoes and the shoes to be unworn outside. Keep this in mind and try on the shoes again, walking around at home, to make sure that you've found the right fit.
Don't Forget About Support
Narrow feet require support throughout the arches -- especially in the case that the shoes are going to be used for sports. Choose high quality shoes with support throughout to reduce the chance of injury and ensure comfort while the shoes are being worn.
Shopping for women's narrow shoes doesn't have to be difficult. Finding the right store, the right brand and the right type of shoe that works for your fit is half the battle.
YSL Manifesto Gift Set
The new fragrance from Yves Saint Laurent has a scent of jasmine with hints of wood, vanilla and tonka beans and is very feminine.
The Gift Set contains:
~ 3.0 oz. Eau de Parfum, Spray
~ 1.0 oz. Eau de Parfum Spray.
Price: SALE at $112, a (Original price $164)
OPIUM Yves Saint Laurent Prestige Gift Set
A legendary fragrance for the woman who adores Yves saint laurent. An oriental and spicy harmony. sheer sensuality, a voluptuous, provocative and controversial fragrance with notes of mandarin, Jasmine, lily of the valley and vanilla.
The Gift Set contains:
~ 3.0 oz. Eau de Parfum Spray
~6.7 oz. Body Creme
Thursday, August 22, 2013
A killer pair of shoes, a go-to little black dress, jeans that hug your curves perfectly – and that perfect bag that goes with everything – fashion basics form the staple of your wardrobe. Getting the right handbag is especially important, since you’ll probably be carrying it every day. After all, once you set your bag up the way you want it, why would you want to go through the hassle of trying to fit everything into a new handbag?
The right handbag for you will depend on several factors – there is no “one size fits all ” handbag for every woman. Of course, your budget will be a major factor. Your personal style, location and how you intend to use the handbag will also impact your decision.
A Classic Black Clutch
Are you a fan of timeless classics? Is your wardrobe filled with straight skirts, white silk blouses, and graduated pearls? A classic black clutch may be just the right choice to carry you from work to evening. The clutch is a perfect match for your business-worthy black or gray suit, but dresses up to look just-right with your sexy LBD. If you carry a briefcase or business bag, your clutch slips into the bag to be out of the way while remaining readily accessible.
A Bold, Red Cross-Body Bag
You are fashion forward. You love all the latest trends but you have your own unique look. No ordinary “goes with everything” handbag will be adequate for you. A bold cross-body bag in a primary color like red or sunny yellow is an ideal choice. Even if the handbag doesn’t “match” every outfit in your wardrobe, it will broadcast your image as a trend-spotter and a trend setter.
Neutral Black or Brown Leather Mid-Size Bag
If your budget is limited, a brown or black leather mid-size bag allows you to have one bag that truly does look good with nearly every outfit. Invest in the best quality leather and workmanship that you can afford; spending a few dollars now will save you money in the long run, because the bag will continue to look great for years to come.
A Multi-Tasking Tote
Are you a practical, no-nonsense type? If your wardrobe is filled with jeans, flats, sweaters, t-shirts and no-fuss skirts, perhaps the right handbag for you is not a handbag at all. A utilitarian backpack is great if you are a student, but not so great for the office or for an evening out. Why not try a multi-tasking tote, either in leather or canvas? The look fits well with your no-nonsense style, but can also be dressed up for those occasions when you want to look a bit more polished.
A Spare Bag
Once you find that just-right bag, you may consider purchasing two at the same time, if your budget will allow it. Sometimes manufacturers discontinue certain styles. Or you may have a mishap that causes damage to the bag. If you’ve purchased a second bag, you can transfer the contents from your worn or damaged bag to your new bag with a minimum of fuss.
Sophie Smith enjoys passing on her fashion and style tips online. Her articles mainly appear on lifestyle blogs.
The first step should be deciding on a style and a color. Go look at a number of different suits with your bride-to-be. Bring along one of the dresses, if she already has them, that the bridesmaids are going to wear. This will help you to choose a suit that matches the colors and the style of the dresses. You need everyone to look great together, not just on their own. If she does not have the dresses yet, you could consider getting the suits that you like and then looking for matching dresses, though it is often easier to do things the other way around.
There are a few choices that you can make about how you want to incorporate the colors. For example, even if your main color is green, you probably do not want everyone to wear green suits. However, it would look very sharp if your groomsmen all had white suits with green undershirts. You could also be even more subtle and give them black suits, white undershirts, and green ties. You should at least look at all of these combinations when you are in the rental shop so that you know you are getting the style that you like the most.
As far as shoes and belts are concerned, you have some options here as well. You could choose to rent them along with the suits at some shops. At others, you may have to buy them separately. Many groomsman just wear the nicest dress shoes that they own, or they borrow some from a brother or father, rather than buying them since they may not wear them again. Therefore, if you want all of the shoes to match just like the bridesmaids' shoes do, you are best off to rent them as part of the whole package.
Most wedding suit rentals need to be made long before the wedding - typically, you have to do this weeks or even months in advance. The suits are not already going to be in stock, at least not in the numbers that you need them. The larger your party, the more time you need to provide so that all of the right suits can be ordered. Do not put this off until the last minute, or you may not be able to get them in time, and you will have to settle for something else.
Fashion or costume jewellery is so prominent that you can own a piece of jewellery for every attire and occasion. But you cannot match random colours or designs. They would only make your personality look unimpressive. A lot of people, especially those in the show business, hire professional stylists to style their look for a certain occasion, event, or public appearance. Here you will find professional tips, which can add glamour to your personality in a matter of minutes. All you need is the right kind of shopping and a good sense of mix and match of colours.
Tips to make your personality look impressive using costume jewellery
If you are fond of summer dresses, you could accessorize the same with a bunch of thick bangles, and metallic rings. If you choose to wear bright colour dresses, you can wear golden metallic bangles, and metal rings. You can wear long chain pendant as these are very popular these days and they highlight the cleavage of your dress and give you an elegant yet bold look.
If you are fond of jumpsuits, you can accessorize it with Boho style jewellery. You can experiment with thick wristbands and hair bands. They complement the semi-tomboyish look very well. You can also wear black stone necklaces that have a gold chain. You can wear floral design rings too. Thick bangles and rings look chic and stylish. You can wear them on casual denims as well.
Bags also make an important style statement. They speak volumes of your tastes and preferences. Not everyone can afford a Louis Vuitton clutch, but when you go out shopping, be on the lookout for thrift shops and street stores. These small places can often surprise you with their non-mass produced items. You can pick up a cute cotton bag, to go with a jumpsuit, or a classy clutch with stones studded or printed designs, to go with your tunic tops or dresses.
You should have good presence of mind when you go out shopping, so that you know which dress you could buy stuff for. You should also remember never to over do it. Do not wear too many necklaces at the same time, just for the sake of it. Necklaces are almost always the first thing which people notice about you, so you want to make a good first impression.
Also, a lot of people buy accessories on the basis of what’s in. But if you want to stand out from the crowd, you must match the right accessory with the right attire. Do not bother about something looking awkwardly individual, it should just complement your dress in the best way. So keep your eyes open, match the right colours with the right dresses and you are in business! To keep inline with the latest fashion trends keep an eye on fashion magazines and websites such as Vogue. Here is link worth bookmarking to keep you in the know http://www.vogue.co.uk/fashion/trends
These top tips were put together by Accessories by Park Lane, we hoped you liked them. You can follow us on Twitter or Facebook
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Getting a manicure and pedicure for a woman is like making her total look and hygiene at high level. Just like our skin and hair, our nails should always be clean, free from dirt underneath each cuticle and nail bed.
Actually, you don't need to go to a spa or salon to get a professionally made mani and pedi because you can really do it at the comforts of your home. All you have to do is get the basic nail cleaners and some nail polishes that you like. Always make sure to soften 1st your hands and nail cuticles so it will not be hard for you to cut the cuticles (if you need to) or file them.
I've been picking some red colored nail polishes lately because it brighten and the color suits my complexion but I soon realized that I also need to try some new colors to jazz up my nail polish experiments. I have tried metallic green once on my birthday I think 2 years ago and I love it. I might try different colors next time.
Just found out the hottest nail polish shades at Polyvore and it's a bluish grey shade. I'm not quite sure if it will compliment my skin tone but I will not know until I will try it.
Check out these hottest and not so common nail polish shades
1. Butter London Giddy Kipper - Nail Polish, 11ml - ($15) - net-a-porter.com
2. Dolce & GabbanaThe Nail Lacquer - ($24) - sephora.com
3. Yves Saint LaurentLA LAQUE COUTURE Nail Lacquer - ($25) - sephora.com
4. Le Vernis Chanel ($27) - bloomingdales.com
Old folks don’t like it easy
We can’t really put it any better than the Monthy Python ‘Four Yorkshiremen’ sketch. For an unknown reason, there seems to be a need with the older generations to see who lived in the most depraved and horrible conditions. The worse they lived, the better. There’s no point in trying to figure out this problem, but we can compare the toys we have today to what we used to, say, one hundred years ago.
Toys in 1913
Toys as we know them, even old ones, didn’t really kick off until the late 20s and early 30s, so a lot of playing was purely down to the imagination of the people involved. For that reason we can argue that this here plank of wood is your average representation of a 1913 toy.
I know what you’re thinking. That’s a bad toy, and it is really when you consider its actual use, but there are some that argue the advantages of this low-fi entertainment. In the Boston Globe, Andrew Doerfler writes about Howard P. Chudacoff’s argument that it actually wasn’t all that bad:
“When toys work with motors or you have a remote control, the toy is going to do certain things, and then you’re bored with it,” says Singer. “But give a child two sets of wooden blocks, and he’ll do anything with it.”
The argument is basically that the piece of wood can be a gun, a mast, a paddle, a surfboard, it can be anything they want it to.
Now let’s look at 2013 toys
We could go on for a while about all the technological advancement, but things like Moore’s law dictates that it’s happening really flipping fast, so there is no point in trying to define it at any particular moment. We can look at other advancements though. Readily available tech like lasers means we can have pretty much anything personalised. From our golf balls to our cufflinks, it’s certainly something that wouldn’t happen back then. Have a look at some of the bespoke gifts from http://www.gettingpersonal.co.uk/. Personal favourites include a customisable champagne label (Champagne included) and a door mat with any message you desire on it.
So we mentioned guns earlier…
This thing is the Hasbro Nerf N-Strike Elite Centurion. It was realised August 2013 and fires faster than any Nerf gun and, in fact, any other toy-foam-pellet gun ever. For those of us down on our toy facts, that’s 100 feet in range. This was achieved by adding a spring and ‘hefty darts’ which carry them further. Chudacoff would argue that this can only ever be a gun, so will eventually be boring. But if you ask me, this beats any non-toy that 1913 could throw at us.
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When one defines their own style, there are many parameters that need to be considered. Think of a handbag’s colour, texture, shape, size, material and brand. Clearly, not everyone can afford a luxurious handbag bought from a glamorous designer boutique; unless they’re willing to sacrifice some of their essential daily living expenses. That’s why designer bags for the Ivy League are mostly out of reach for many. And that’s okay, because there is a plethora of just as stylish hang bags available on the market for every lady. Shop for handbags online on EziBuy and you’re bound to find something that truly reflects your own sense of self. The key is to find a healthy balance between functionality and style.
There are some people who have a whole wardrobe full of handbags for every occasion. This is not practical; it becomes too labour intensive to keep switching your belongings over every time you go out. So think about your ideal bag’s size. Are you somebody who carries around the works with you – from back-up lipstick to perfume and chewing gum? Or would you prefer something less cluttered and lighter to just hold the essentials? A women’s handbag size can make you appear to be a cluttered or minimal organised lady. Consider a handbag with pockets to hideaway extra essentials.
Next is colour choice. A colour can make or break an outfit. Neutral coloured handbags are quite functional and will complement most outfits. And you don’t always have to sacrifice style. Other people opt for loud, bright colours to make a fashion statement and stand out from the crowd. How important is this to you?
Think about handbag strap widths and all the other accessories such as beads, embroidered designs, multi-colours and other straps to enhance a bag. Do you need all of the bells and whistles, or is a clean and simple look more your?
It’s important that you find the right bag that truly sums up your personality and style. A bag that fits your lifestyle and needs will allow you to glow. Remember, the actual contents inside your handbag are just as important as the handbag itself. Hidden prying eyes of the secret items you carry around with you every day also reflect your individuality.
Jenny is a fashion blogger and has written a series of articles on women fashion and clothing. She love to write about new trends in women fashion and style. If you are looking for stylish cardigans in Australia, you can visit EziBuy Australia website for latest designs and colors. With EziBuy you can shop for the latest in women's fashion & clothing with confidence in our 30 day money back guarantee.
You can always copy and imitate what celebrities like Taylor Swift is wearing without breaking the bank. Check out this set and you'll see a matching dress that is hugely affordable and I think much nicer than what Taylor is wearing.
1. Feverfish Blue skater dress
2,145 PHP ($49) - dorothyperkins.com
2. Dorothy Perkins Nude cross-strap high sandals
3. Nîmes Stud Clutch
7,355 PHP ($168) - hearts.com
4. Flamed Out Mascara
260 PHP ($5.99) - target.com
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
The catwalks predicted the need for short suits this summer months ago and as a result there are plenty of options available regardless of your exact tastes, there should be the perfect suit out there. Even women’s collections had a significant number of short suit pieces making their way out onto the runway! You’ll typically find most of the short suits across designer collections focus on neutral and light colours, which of course are perfect for summer! But for those who would like a more reserved short suit some shopping around will lead you to what you are looking for. For example Raf Simmons has a navy checked short suit which is available at Mr Porter, giving you everything you would expect from a designer suit!
If you would prefer something from the high street Topman have an enviable collection currently available, their light grey piece deserves a look whereas ASOS have two tone colour block piece in light blue and a darker shade of grey with both pieces available for under £70.
Short suits are also perfect for summer holidays and weddings abroad which have a more formal dress code and can often be the solution to an array of outfit dilemmas! No longer will you have to sacrifice style for comfort when adhering to dress codes. Ben Sherman has a statement piece in light red, this teams up with a white shirt and sandals.
After picking up a short suit you then have to decide which items to put together for the perfect outfit; light shirts and sandals should be considered a necessity for ultimate style and comfort. Practically you may prefer to have a men’s designer coat or jacket with you and there are plenty of lightweight summer styles to choose from that will go perfectly with your suit! So, enjoy the heatwave and switch up your summer wardrobe with a short suit!
I'm not sure if many of you will be excited when "BER" months (September, October, November and December) come in. Here's in our country, as soon as September steps in, you can already see some TV shows playing Christmas songs, sets clad with Christmas trees adorned with rice lights and various Christmas decors and even having a countdown till Christmas. It may sound crazy but for us it's already a way to start waiting for Christmas.
This year, I am particularly excited for my sisters overseas will be coming home. With all of them coming home, I'm expecting a lot of activities that will go with it. Actually, I'm already thinking of what gifts to give to some of my nephews/nieces whom I have not seen for many years. I might have to ask them later on what they want so I will have a clue on what to get for them.
It's always never too early to think about Christmas for Christmas is always festive and fun.
Thursday, August 15, 2013
I was more than glad to have found this MAC Lipstick Dupes whilst browsing the web. It was very helpful to note that a lot of MAC colors have an equivalent or matching colors from another lipstick brand at a much affordable price.
I might have to try that Revlon Pink Pout in replacement of the MAC Snob. Check out this list and I'm sure you'll find this very helpful too.
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
For some college students, looking for ways to save more money to lessen tightness in budget can help them sustain the demands of college life. It looks like that renting books online can really help students cut some expenses on ridiculously high college textbooks that you can buy at bookstores. Sometimes it makes no sense to shell out hard-earned dollars to buy expensive books that you can only use for one term, much worst if it is seldom used.
If you’re a college student, you must know that you can rent textbooks at Campus Book Rentals at a much lower cost than buying a new book. The 40-80% savings that you can get can greatly help you along the way. Just search for the book that you need and choose the rental periods that you want.
Know more about how it works.
Another good option to note for students who wants to earn extra money and use it as school allowance is the Rent Back program by Campus Book Rentals. If you have college textbooks that are just accumulating dust in your bookshelf, you have the ability to have it rented to other students through the program.
I guess you are already getting some good ideas with this book renting stuff. I have heard so much about Campus Book Rentals and I have to commend them for helping students save and earn at the same time. Not only that, their mission to donate money at Operation Smile organization is simply a humble gesture of their company. Helping needy children and students are something they need to be proud of.
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Image Source: O, The Oprah Magazine
Let's talk about HAIR!
The queen of talk, Oprah Winfrey wears this big and outrageous wig which is 3 1/2 lbs. in weight for the September 2013 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine that will hit the stands today, August 13th. The O issue will talk about hair related problems.
The big afro wig is said to be created by Kimberly Kimble who also make wigs for Beyonce and more.
“I wish I could say it was all mine. In fact, though, it’s borrowed. And it feels like carrying around an extra head.” "Wild Thang!”
I've been following her on twitter @Oprah and she even made it her profile picture.
I love her massive wig , it's like a big black cotton candy lol! What about you?
Monday, August 12, 2013
There are so many places where collectors can find memorabilia, antiques and vintage items and they are at antique stores, flea market and auction sales where it can happen online or at auction houses. If you are really serious in finding items for your collection or as part of your business, you need to exert some effort in order to find rare pieces with good value. Scouring various antique shops and other places can be very helpful as you can see the various items that they can offer.
The best part of hunting for fun items is that online antique auctions can be the best place where you can find unusual items that you don’t normally can find at a traditional auction places. You can hit a jackpot when you see a rare item where you can bid your price. Your euphoria is doubled when you finally end up the winner of the auction.
There’s so much items that you can find from old treasure box, medallions, porcelain decors, vintage cars and lots more and they can easily be sold and be gone in no time. For coin collectors, going to coin auctions can be a great venue for them to check on various coins that are auctioned. Centuries old coins and special release coins that are still mint or in good condition can give very high value on these items and there’s no doubt that collectors would find a way to get those items.
One of the pioneers in online auction industry is iCollector where they have over thousands of items being auction and showed at their online catalogues. Vintage collectibles, movie props, jewelries, coins, photographs and paintings just to name a few can be browsed and bid on by their clients.
Saturday, August 10, 2013
Two new gorgeous Louis Vuitton bags, W and Capucines bags are showcased and as a woman who loves bag, my heart simply skipped when I saw these eyecandies and wishing I can own even just one LV bag that I can keep for a lifetime.
Michelle Williams is wearing a stunning black dress from Marc Jacobs' Autumn/Winter 2013 collection. Photos taken by photographer Peter Lindbergh.
Love her cropped pixie blonde hair ! Wish I can style my short hair that way too. Her sultry red lips also added some attraction.
Watch the behind the scenes shoot of Michelle Williams for Louis Vuitton
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
False eyelashes can help give you the long, full lashes that you have always wanted. However, the good ones do not usually come too cheap, and a false lash that is not well taken care of can cause a lot of discomfort in your eyes. When you order eyelashes from www.longlashesonline.com/home.html, you should know how to properly take care of them and make them last as long as possible.
Fake Eyelash Care
When you order lashes, one of the most important decisions is which lashes to get. The quality of lashes that you order will determine how good they look and how long they will last. It is worth it to spend a bit more on lashes that will look natural while giving you the lashes that you want. Once you get them and put them on with care, you need to do some things to make sure that they look good for a long time and last longer. First, try to avoid wearing mascara on your fake lashes. Hopefully, the lashes should be dark and full enough that you do not feel the need to wear mascara. If you absolutely do, then you should buy mascara that is made specially for fake lashes. This will keep them from drying up and building gook on them that you can’t get off.
Whenever you remove or clean the lashes, get makeup remover that is oil free. The oils will damage the lashes over time, so the oil-free remover is the best choice. There are a lot of options out there, so find a product that is known to work well. There are oils on your hand as well, so try to avoid touching them as much as possible. Touching them may also bend them in unnatural ways, which doesn’t look good and can cause eye pain.
Removing lashes from www.longlashesonline.com/home.html can be very painful if you don’t know what you are doing. Either go to a salon and have a professional do it for you, or look online to see the best way to safely remove your lashes. Once you know how, it is easy to do.
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Shopping can be a lot of fun especially if you have lots of money to spend for all the things that your heart desires. However, there are times that we still have the urge to shop even though we know that we have limited resources and really don’t need to shop in the first place. Others make it a hobby but in the end they realize that hobby or form some 'obsession' can really cripple their finances and the way they control themselves in terms of shopping.
I has some issues before when it comes to shopping because I failed to think twice but I have learned my lessons now. Here are some tips on how to become a smart shopper.
Stick with your Budget
Creating a list of items that you need and that you want to buy. Need and want are two different things, so you need to prioritize what you really need at the moment. Don’t buy anything on your want list unless you have a budget for that.
Don’t Bring your Credit Card/s all the time
Using a credit card to buy things can be a little dangerous most especially if you have no self control. Try bringing cash at times and see how it can affect your buying powers. Sometimes when you have your credit card with you, you tend to buy things that you will not buy when you have cash in the first place.
Check out Deals and Sales
There’s no harm in being a penny pincher because you want your money’s worth. Most of the times you can really find good items on sale section and it can really save you a lot.
Check the labels
Scrutinize the items thoroughly as much as possible and be sure you get the correct size, color, and other specification that you really need. Doing so, you can avoid returning or replacing the items.
Lastly, don’t give in too much when you see SALE signs for it can only temp you to shop eventhough you have no more budget. For me, I stay from going to malls as much as possible for I have the tendency to shop just for the sake of shopping.
Monday, August 5, 2013
Coloured contact lenses might have had their start in the consciousness of most of us in thrillers, as the protagonist popped blue lenses over their brown eyes, and dyed their hair in the poor light of a motel bathroom. However, coloured contact lenses have now stepped outside the confines of crime fiction, and become an affordable way to change your look - whether that's subtle or startling is entirely up to you!
Coloured contact lenses are now readily available both from high street opticians and online retailers such as www.visiondirect.co.uk, in both prescription and purely cosmetic variants. It may be that you're looking for a subtle change in eye colour for a special occasion, especially if there's a good chance you will be photographed close up, and provide long-lasting memories of happy family occasions. Subtle, natural eye colour changes are usually more successful if you choose a colour closer to your own, as the colour of your iris will inform the result - for example, blues and greys can become vivid greens or turquoise, and hazel deepens into a rich purple.
That is not the case, however, with the kind of effect lenses favoured by clubbers, or frequently used in film and television for special effects. You'll no doubt be familiar with the milky white eyes of a zombie - you'll have a far more attractive result with your fashion lenses, but the level of opacity is the same. Be aware that your vision won't necessarily be very clear, so don't drive when wearing these lenses. In terms of the effect you can achieve, the sky is the limit - patterns and colours to match your clothes, or animal effects for fancy dress, fashion coloured contact lenses can produce some startling effects.
Finally, a word about eye safety - not everyone can tolerate contact lenses, and not everyone can tolerate all types of contact lenses; for the sake of your eye health, please visit an optician for a full eye health check and test before you purchase any coloured contact lenses online, and make sure that purchases are made through a reputable, established retailer. If you don't require prescription lenses - or even if you do - limit your wear of effect lenses, and make sure that you don't have them in for more than a few hours at a time. You only get one pair of eyes - look after them.
Thursday, August 1, 2013
Avril Lavigne -image via fanpop.com
We often think of rock stars as tough, edgy and cool and most of the times we associate them to male rock stars with long hair and all. However, these days there are quite a lot of females who have gotten into the rock star genre as well- making the rock music industry more sexy.
You really don’t need to know how to play the guitar or even play those Simmons Drums just to look and feel like a rock star. There are various ways where you can become a rock star just by wearing something that will look like your fave female rock star.
Avril Lavigne is one of the most popular female rock star of her generation and I don’t see her dress up so nasty to the point that she looks like a trash. She still looks youthful, fashionable, chic and sexy and a lot of young females are copying her sense of style.
Wearing black pants, tank tops with matching black shoes with studs can be a good start. You don’t need to buy expensive clothes for you can go to thrift shop or raid your own closet and choose something that you can recycle or upgrade.
Accessorize with bracelets that have studs or spikes, chunky belts and wear dark eyeliner to emphasize more of your eyes. Remember to be confident and have attitude to bring out the rock star in you.
Here are some Avril Lavigne fashion that can inspire you. You can be a tough rock star yet still be sexy!
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