Saturday, November 6, 2010

What do your earrings say about you?

Earrings are some of the most telling items a woman can wear. Have you ever gone on a job interview and reached for your pearl or stud earrings because you thought they looked more "professional"? Or you were out to a fancy event and reached for your dangles because they looked more "fun"?

What are your earrings saying about you?

Stud earrings & pearls: you are confident and self-reliant. You are more conservative and probably prefer elegant and practical over fashionable. You like to appear professional.

Dangles: you are outgoing and friendly, and quickly connect to people. You are very communicative and speak your mind without hesitation. You like looking feminine.

Hoops: you are romantic and vivacious. You are drawn to people and ideas who are different, challenging, and original. You like risks and are comfortable in your own skin. You like to appear sexy.

Chandeliers and other large earrings: you are fun loving and always ready to go out and spend time with your friends. You like to appear fashionable and trendy.

Huggies: you are practical and clean cut. You are very goal oriented. You like looking crisp and put together.

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Best Jeans for your Booty

Have you ever noticed that some jeans just look awesome on your butt? To follow-up on my previous post, finding the right jeans for your body type, here is a quicker guide to find jeans that specifically accentuate your butt the right way.

Best Jeans for a Flat / Little Butt

The problem with jeans and flat butts is that they aren't really compatible together. Denim is a stiff material. When a flat butt is stuffed into denim jeans, the butt looks even flatter because the denim will squish and flatten your butt even more. But a flat butt can still look good in jeans. Find a pair of jeans made from lightweight denim. The best jeans for flat butts will also contain some spandex or other stretchy material to lessen the chances of your butt going flatter.

Try to get jeans with some sort of design on the back pockets to add the illusion of more being there. Any sort of design on the backside of your jeans will make your butt look better. Look for lots of contrast stitching, flap pockets, or other design elements. If you have a flat butt, avoid jeans without pockets or jeans made of heavy denim.

Best Jeans for a Saggy Butt

To help make your butt look more firm and toned, here a few to tips to find the best jeans. Try skinny leg or straight leg jeans if you have a saggy butt. This makes your legs appear longer, so your butt seems higher and firmer. The best jeans for a saggy butt will have pockets. If you can find jeans with pockets that are placed higher than normal or with angled pockets, these are the very best jeans to enhance a saggy butt.

Best Jeans for a Big Butt

Jeans that give a little, such as jeans that have spandex, help make big butts fit better in jeans. The best jeans for a big butt are boot cut jeans. Avoid wearing jeans with widely spaced pockets. The wide apart pockets could make your butt appear too wide.

If you feel that your butt appears too big, the best jeans for your butt will not have heavy decorations or stitching on the back side. Don't wear jeans with flap pockets or button pockets. Try wearing jeans with small, angled pockets.

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Thursday, July 22, 2010

How to Make Cheap Clothes Look Expensive

Pay attention to fabrics. You can add style an outfit, but for this the quality of the fabric is essential. Regardless the cut of a clothing item, if it's made from a cheap fabric this can be easily seen. In this case natural fabrics should be your choice. Therefore, avoid buying clothes that contain more than 20% synthetics. Moreover, synthetics are hard to make them look good due to their bad edges. Buy cotton, linen and silk instead, and avoid shiny fabrics.

Buy expensive accessories. Even if you decided to save money, you have to invest much more when it comes to shoes, handbags or belts. Every girl should have at least one leather bag and shoes. Optionally, you can wear a silk scarf or a good watch. These items are more like investments. They will be worn year after year, and stay in style.

Don't spend your money on basic items. There are a few classic pieces that are not worth spending on. Therefore, whenever going shopping, buy cheaper t-shirts, blouses, skirts or jeans. You can wear them with very stylish accessories and you can match them with other pieces in order to create a designer look.

Black is back. Black has always been the color of elegance and versatility. Besides this, it can be used for so many occasions from casual to formal. You can mix and match a black cheap item in so many ways in order to get a glam and expensive look.

Mix and match. It's already known that all the money in the world couldn't buy the sense of style. Therefore, even if you spend lots of money on branded clothes it doesn't mean that you are very well dressed. Put your creativity to the test and mix cheaper pieces with pricier ones. A beautiful and unique style means knowing how to mix and match less simple items with more simple ones.

Quality check. When shopping around look for high-quality items in a bargain. "Quality" can be in certain situations synonym with "expensive". Pay attention to the seam edges and make sure that they are finished, to buttons and colors, and symmetrical patterns. There are details that could make a difference.

Make changes. You can add a bit of glitz and glam to your wardrobe just by changing a few buttons on your shirts or your dresses. Buy buttons of different shapes and sizes, and apply them on your favorite shirt for a modern and sophisticated look. You can do the same thing with your old dress. Apply a few sequins and you'll instantly get a chic and versatile effect.

Color matching. Your look should be in perfect balance from head to toe. If you mix all colors possible you'll just obtain a ridiculous and cheap look. Find out what colors flatter you and learn how to match them in a chic and elegant way.

Avoid the extremes. Try to not over exaggerate and always know the limits. Everything that is too short or too long will ruin your look. Choose clothes that flatter your body shape and add elegance and style to your appearance.

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Saturday, July 10, 2010

How to Thicken Eyelashes Naturally

Olive Oil: Olive oil has a miraculous effect both on hair growth as well as the condition of our hair. Eyelashes can also benefit of the effect of a similar natural resource of vitamins and nutrients. Pour a few drops of olive oil to a cotton ball and apply it to your lashes. Leave the treatment on for 5 minutes then rinse it off with tepid water. This will eliminate all traces of oil from your eyelashes still would leave them with a shiny and fabulous condition. Keep on with this ritual for at least 4 weeks for guaranteed result.

Vitamins: The lack of vital vitamins in our system can also lead to the decrease in the quality of our eyelashes. The regular consumption of a healthy nutrient as vitamin B and D is of crucial importance to increase the resistance of our eyelashes towards harmful factors as inappropriate use of mascara or eyelash curlers.

Vaseline: One of the ageless methods to increase both normal hair growth as well as the texture of the lashes is Vaseline. This ingredients can have a magical effect on our lashes especially when treating them regularly.

In order to have the desired effect make sure you apply some Vaseline to the particular spot right before going to bed. The Vaseline will exercise its effect overnight. Apply some on an eyelash brush and comb your lashes with it. In the morning rinse it off with tepid water. You'll see the immediate results.

Skip Eyelash Curlers for a bit: In order to give your eyelashes time to recover from the damages it is highly recommended to skip eyelash curlers for a month. This will allow the hair follicles to benefit from the miraculous effect of thickening remedies. Test the effect of the treatments mentioned above while not appealing to artificial curlers. Often these instruments can exercise a harsh effect on the texture of the lashes and in severe cases can result in breakage.

Vitamin E Oil: Enhancing the growth of eyelashes can be also done through the external use of nutrient oils. Vitamin E oil is one of the great remedies to stop hair fall and restore the spotless quality of the lashes. Purchase a little bottle of this vitamin from the local green shop and use it with confidence. Use an eyelash brush to apply a few drops of this oil on your lashes. Brush them with care to boost their growth and thickness. Keep on with this ritual for at least a month.

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Saturday, February 27, 2010

Spices that Help your Diet

Cayenne Pepper: This is one of the time-tested ingredients also used in the past centuries to lose some extra-pounds. The best asset of this spice is indeed its ability to boost our metabolism and burn the excessive fat. This way the free agents will leave the body and won't sabotage our diet.

Studies also demonstrated that the main area it targets is the abs, therefore nutritionists use it with great confidence. Consume them in the form of pills or added to various foods. Cut back on calories with a similar easy-to-handle trick.

Despite it's caffeine-like qualities Ginseng still manages to lead the top of weight loss spices. As a natural supplement it can be used in the form of pills as well as naturally.

Scientists demonstrated the beneficial effect of this spice or rather herb when consumed during a slimming project. The pharmacy as well as green stores are flooded with various supplements that contain a large amount of ginseng. Ask the help of professionals to include this ingredient in your nutrition.

Cinnamon: Specialists claim that cinnamon has a great effect on burning belly fat. In order to have a toned abs make sure you consume foods that contain Cinnamon as a chief ingredients. Whether you sprinkle it on the healthy treats or take some supplements that point is to have it in your daily or weekly menu.

The various studies proved that cinnamon has the ability to reduce your glucose level. This factor can contribute to the loss of extra-pounds on the level of the belly as the main body area that is mostly affected by the imbalances of insulin level.

Cumin: Similarly to Cayenne Pepper, cumin can also increase the functioning of the metabolism. Being one of the main spices of Mediterranean cuisine it can be added to chili as well as other dishes.

One of the main assets of this ingredient is undoubtedly its ability to burn calories by increasing the heart level as well as the blood flow in our body.

Turmeric Powder: The discovery of the turmeric's miraculous effects date back to earlier decades. India is one of the great fans of turmeric used in various traditional meals.

However the main advantage of this spice lies in its ability to eliminate the main harmful toxins from the liver. Those who are willing to polish their silhouette should look for various turmeric supplements as well as natural recipes that use this fabulous ingredients.

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Thursday, February 4, 2010

Choosing the Right Shade of Blush

Personally I prefer NARS Orgasm Blush. I have been using it for over 3 years, and I never get tired of it. It gives you a natural glow, and carries you throughout the year as your skin changes. However, it might not work for everyone.

Here is how to choose the right shade of blush for you:

STEP 1: Consider blush colors that match the color of your cheeks after an aerobic workout. Such shades mimic your natural coloring and help you avoid having cheeks that look painted or artificial.

STEP 2: Head to a department store and have a makeup artist assist you in finding a complementary shade. I am bias to thinking that the women behind the Chanel counter are more knowledgeable. Ask their opinion, they usually make great suggestions. If you can't afford Chanel, see what shade they recommend, and buy the closest color to that shade in a more economical brand.

STEP 3: Remember, the darker your skin tone, the darker your blush should be. Women with fair complexions usually look best in pink or coral shades, while darker complexions are enhanced by wine or burgundy hues.

STEP 4: Keep daytime blush light in tone. Opt for a heavier application to create a more dramatic evening look.

STEP 5: Match the undertones in your lipstick to the color of your blush. If your lips are red, opt for a pink or reddish cheek color. For pink or rose-colored lips, opt for similar hues in your blush color.

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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Calories in Valentines Day Candy

Russel Stover Chocolates
3 pieces: 200 Calories

Sweet & Sour Gummy Hearts
6 pieces: 120 Calories

Cherry Valentines Day Gummy Bears
14 pieces: 140 Calories

Conversation Hearts (small)
12 pieces: 60 Calories

Sour Lips Gummy Candy
6 pieces: 140 Calories

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Friday, January 29, 2010

Make Chocolate a Healthy Indulgence

Don't feel so guilty next time you dig deep into the M&M bowl. Chocolate isn't all bad for you.

Heart helper
Chocolate martini, anyone? A study in the Journal of Nutrition found that people who ate dark chocolate had less of a protein that indicates inflammation, which can lead to a heart attack. Plus, alcohol boosts HDL (good) cholesterol.

Mood booster
There’s a good reason we crave chocolate when we’re down. Its tryptophan ups mood-lifting serotonin in the brain, says Leah Sherman, a naturopathic physician in Portland, Oregon. One study found that even the taste, texture, and smell make us happy.

Skin soother
For a spa treat, try this bath from Lauren Cox’s Eco Beauty: Combine 2 cups chocolate milk, 2 tablespoons mild liquid soap, and 1 tablespoon honey; pour mixture into the bathtub. The chocolate milk’s lactic acid and antioxidants smooth and soften your skin.

Cravings buster
University of Copenhagen researchers found that subjects felt fuller and craved fewer sweet, salty, and fatty foods when they snacked on chocolate (yes!). Be sure to choose dark chocolate: Its low glycemic index steadies blood sugar levels, cutting cravings.

Source: Health Magazine

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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

What does your nail pollish color say about you?

Little things that we do everyday tell a lot about who we are, and what we are all about. You might not realize it, but everything from your hairdo, to the clothes you wear, gives others a peak into your personality. Even the color of your nail polish can tell the world what your actually like.

We all change the color of out nail polish from time to time, or to match outfits. However, it's the color we prefer the most is what tells the tale what we are all about. To test the theory yourself, look up your favorite nail polish color on this easy to read chart.

Clear: If you prefer clear nail polish then your actually a very neutral person. Your extremely down to earth, and easy to get along with. In short you play well with others, and are content with yourself most of the time. You don't need the attention of others focused on you all the time.

Pink or Pastel: If your nail color of choice is pastels or shades of pink this means you are a friendly person, who finds beauty in a lot of things. You are slightly idealistic and maybe angelic. It also means that you are somewhat material minded, and perhaps even a little vain at times. Your a very neat, and clean person, who wouldn't have it any other way.

Red: You are bold. Those who choose red nail polish over any other color are very outgoing, and tend to speak their mind. You like parties, and celebrations, and you love to be noticed. Your a little bit of a show off, but hey, if you got it flaunt it.

Gold, Silver, or Chrome: You definitely like the shine. You find yourself attracted to shiny objects, such as gold, and diamonds. Those who like metallic colors, also like the color green, as in money. These people also like lots of jewelry, and usually wear more then one piece daily. Overall the fake stuff will get you though the day, but the real stuff is much better.

Blue, Green, Orange, Black, Purple, and Other Wild Colors: Your preference in funky colors shows that you are very expressive. You like to make a statement, and don't care what others think. You are also drawn to music, and your own style of clothes. You have a very artistic nature, and you are fairly creative. You don't follow trends, you set them.

It's normal to have more than one favorite color. You might be an emotional person and paint your nails in shades that resembles the way you feel at the time.

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