Beauty & Fashion

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Fashion Tips: Wardrobe Basics

  • Weather you are just starting out in this world and need to put a foundation wardrobe in place or if you are giving your wardrobe a refresher here are some wardrobe ideas to help you get started.
  • Two pairs of dark slacks - either black or navy blue. Go with a slim cut in a wool crepe or a season less cotton.

  • One pair of dark slacks for the evening with a fuller cut. These can be a fabric that drapes either a light wool or jersey mix.

  • Two pairs of jeans -one hemmed for heels and the other hemmed for flats. Jeans that are hemmed for heels you should see just the toe box.

  • Three skirts - a pencil skirt, a A-line skirt which incidentally looks good on all body types and a skirt in a neutral fabric so you can mix and match with others items like tweed, wool or buckle.

  • Shirts - A white button front shirt and a few t-shirts.

  • Three sweaters - The fabric should be a lightweight, merino or cashmere.

  • One should be black and match your black trousers.
  • The second one should be more neutral like off-white, camel or taupe.
  • The third sweater should just simple be a sweater that you love and feel great in. Nothing too dressy - one you can wear to the office and with jeans.
  • Two Jackets

  • A tailored jacket that matches your black pants.
  • A sporty leather jacket
  • Three coats

  • A classic trench coat or raincoat with a zip -out wool liner for multiple seasons.
  • A knee-length transition coat that works for day and night.
  • A winter coat in a wool or cashmere blend or if you live in a warmer climate try tropical wool.
  • Dress - A little black dress
  • Three Bags

  • A classic leather style with clean lines that works for everything.
  • A catch all fun tote bag
  • A envelope shaped, bracelet style for the evening.
  • Shoes (5 pairs)

  • A pair of black pumps 2.5-3.5 inch heel in a the current style.
  • A evening shoe with a close toe in a black satin.
  • A pair of tall black boots
  • Bad-weather boots
  • A pair of sneakers or tennis shoes.Fashion Links And Tips


Beauty Tips For Healthy Skin

  1. Drink plenty of water.  Drink lots of water is a excellent source for your skin.
  2. Go to bed earlier than usual.  Get a good night sleep - your skin is able to take time and repair itself as you rest.  Sleep in a dark - cool room.
  3. Fats - moisturizing your skin from within your body.  "Omega 3" is the key for health skin.  It's a fact!  Olive Oil, Tuna, Salmon, Eggs, Avocado's, or even the tablet "Omega 3" will increase your skin luminosity.
  4. Keeping your skin clean.  Temperature of the water is you use is very important.  Using hot water will rupture the capillaries of your skin causing redness to your skin.  Use cool water to wash your face and you will see a difference in the way your skin look after cleansing.
  5. Moving Around All The Time.  Do anything that will get your heart rate up.  Take a walk or a run.  Cardiovascular exercising will build up the capillaries that build your skin and allows your skin to look youthful and extraordinarily radiant.

How To Avoid Wrinkles

What causes wrinkles?

Wrinkles are caused by both genetic and environmental factors such as sunlight, make up, exposure to chemicals , cigarette smoke, and other pollutants.

How to avoid wrinkles?

  1. Avoid the sun. 
  2. Take care of your skin daily with a routine that includes cleansing, moisturizing and daily sunscreen. 
  3. Avoid smoking. 
  4. Avoid alcohol. 
  5. Avoid caffeinated beverages which can dehydrate the skin. 
  6. Drink plenty of water.

At what age should you consider using an Anti-Wrinkle Cream?

Start before you even see a wrinkle appear. Eye creams in particular are effective at supporting the delicate area around the eyes and preventing or stalling the development of wrinkles. For many of us that means start using then in your thirties. The skin's natural levels of collagen diminish with age and anti-wrinkle creams may offer a replacement.

You should be so proud of yourself for every step you make towards taking control of your life and health. “Don’t compare your beginning to someone else’s middle!”

Beauty Tips For Your Nails

What is one of the best things you can do for your nails?

Drink water ! Brittle nails can be attributed to dehydration so make sure you are getting enough.  That's it!

Causes of Dry Skin 

  • Cold weather and low humidity
  • Central heating can make air dry which can cause dry skin.

  • Aging - Lower estrogen levels, thinning skin, and the fact that our skin can not produce enough oils are some of the reasons our skin is more prone to dryness as we age.

  • Dry skin affects people who have skin type I or II more frequently.

  • In some cases dehydration, malnutrition, diabetes, eczema or low thyroid hormones can cause dry skin.

Treating dry skin:

  • When you shower use lukewarm water and don't take long showers or baths.
  • Apply moisturizer while skin is still damp to seal in moisture.

  • Use mild soap and avoid perfumed soaps.

  • Use a humidifier at home.

  • Avoid skin care products that contain alcohol.

  • Don't wash your face too frequently.

Use moisturizers which contain emollients. Emollients, such as urea and mineral oils, soften skin and provide a barrier to keep moisture in and harmful agents out. Your moisturizer should also have lipids (fat or waxes) such as cholesterol, lecithin or glycerol.  Dry skin can cause flaky and rough skin. To get rid of the layer of dead skin use a gentle exfoliant containing alpha hydroxy acid or beta hydroxy acid.  Wear sunscreen.  Apply moisturizer frequently.