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Women’s Fashion – How to Stay in Style For Less

Here are five great ways to spruce up your wardrobe without spending a lot of money.
Most women have noticed that times are tough and there is less money to go around. It is easy to get stressed when funds are low and it can be especially depressing when you grow tired of your wardrobe but have no means of purchasing a fresh look. But don’t despair; there are still ways to keep you looking good without emptying your wallet.

Check out the following ideas for staying fashionable for less:

1. Go through your closet
Like most women, you probably have clothes you don’t wear often and have even forgotten about. Well now is the time to do an inventory check of your wardrobe.

Most likely you will find forgotten treasures that will feel like new clothes again. Also, be creative and try to make your old clothes work in new ways. For example, add belt to that old black dress you found and you will have created a whole new outfit.

2. Shop second hand
Your local thrift store may become your favorite shopping spot. There are many great women’s fashions hidden in the racks at thrift stores. You are sure to find many gently used clothes that usually cost less than ten or even five dollars.

After a careful search through the racks, you may walk out of a consignment store with a pile of new-to-you clothes for the same price that would only buy you one blouse from a department store. And don’t worry; no one will know they are used if you don’t tell them.

3. Throw a clothing exchange party
Throw a little party and invite some of your closest girlfriends with the charge to bring their old clothes they are tired of. At the party everyone can trade clothes and go home with different outfits.

This is a great way to freshen up your wardrobe with new clothes because one girl’s trash is another girl’s treasure. You’ll have fun partying with your friends and then you’ll leave with new-to-you fashions that you didn’t even pay a dime for.

4. Stock up on the basics
When buying clothes, make sure that you stock up on the basics, meaning clothes that mix and match nicely and clothes that go well with anything. This means that instead of buying a cool but loud patterned blouse you would be better off buying a less crazy top that works well with more bottoms and most accessories.

Another example includes buying neutral shoes instead of the bright red pumps that only match one dress. Your wardrobe may not be as exciting and unique, but your wallet will be fuller and you will have less stress during these economically hard times.

5. Get creative and crafty
When you don’t have the money to buy loads of new clothes, sometimes your only option is to get creative. Try things that you have never done before. Find some new funky buttons at your local craft store and sew them onto an old sweater to create a whole new look.

Try making your own jewelry; you can copy more expensive designs at a fraction of the cost or you can create your own unique pieces. Also ribbon is inexpensive and can be used to spruce up all sorts of outfits as headbands, belts, or whatever. Get in touch with your creative side and you’ll be sure to save money and possibly start a new trend in women’s fashion.

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How to carry yourself well!

What does it really take to be beautiful? Who are the beauty icon we should follow? DO we really need to look like a model?
The honest truth is that, simply looking like a model will NOT qualify one to be called beautiful.
Beauty is more than just the perfect hairdo, makeup, and clothes. Yes, those things help make a woman look good. But beautiful has a class of its own – a class a woman like you can achieve.
Of course, looking good can help as you make your way toward being beautiful. So here are some tips to get from looking good to becoming beautiful.

1) Your crowning glory
You don’t need to visit the salon every week, but neither should you keep your mane’ looking like a mat on your head.
Take care to keep your hair clean and shiny. On occasion (every 2 months or so), visit a hairstylist who can suggest a good cut that will suit your face and body shape.

2) Carry yourself like a royalty
The idea is for you to be able to walk down a street WITHOUT shuffling your feet and with your head bowed down as if apologizing for your existence. Good posture is indeed vital!
Push your shoulders back with your head resting squarely on your shoulders and stride! Walk as if every hall you pass is a runway – because it is.

3)You make the clothes (not the other way around).
Be realistic about your body shape. Not everyone’s got an hourglass figure (and guess what? Not everyone desires that either!).
Don’t torture yourself by forcing your body into clothes that will not suit and fit you. Appreciate what you have and dress to highlight your figure. You may consult your friend to determine what types of clothes that will flatter your body shape and make you look hot yet comfortable.
Finally, the best beauty secret of all….
Love yourself! It is by far the best beauty treatment you can get. Develop a positive attitude on everything there is about you – from the way you think, to how you talk and of course how you look. People will recognize that there is something about you that makes you irresistible – and that is when you feel great about yourself, no matter what others think or say. You can start being beautiful – now!

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Your Hairstyle: Choosing The Right One

Your hairstyle tells the world a great deal about you. It speaks volumes about your lifestyle, your perception of yourself, your sense of fashion and style, and your likes and dislikes. It can also help define your mood (or mode) on any given day.

Why is it then that so many people are less than happy with their current style?

For the majority of people it is not lack of trying. Individuals pump literally billions of Ruppees a year into the salon industry in their elusive quest for that holiest of grails — a hairstyle that complements them, is fashionable, and that they are happy with.

Clearly, this is a lot of money to be parting with on an annual basis to be less than happy with the results. While there are no hard and fast formulas to finding your perfect hairstyle, there are some basic questions that you should ask yourself, and some basic rules of thumb that you should follow. 

Analyze this
The first step to finding a style that is right for you is to answer these basic questions. Even if you have never received a hairstyle that you hate, chances are that you will have received a hair cut that you are unable to reproduce at home.

How much time do you have to spend on your hair on a daily basis?
Be honest about this one! There is no point having a stylist give you a hair cut that requires you to spend 45 minutes each morning achieving the desired look if you do not have the time. This question boils down to your lifestyle and you need to consider it carefully before choosing a hairstyle.

How much money do you wish to spend maintaining your hairstyle?
Some high maintenance hairstyles will not only require you to spend large amounts of time styling your own hair, they may also require frequent salon visits. Before you decide on a certain hairstyle, you should calculate the cost of maintaining that style and check whether you can sustain that expenditure.

Do you have the necessary equipment to maintain the style?
Connected to he cost of maintaining a hairstyle, is the question of whether or not you have the necessary equipment. Some hairstyles have to be blow-dried, while others require you to use curling irons, hot-sticks, heated rollers, crimpers, or straightening irons. If you do not already own the pieces of equipment required for the hairstyle, are you in a financial position to simply go out and purchase this equipment? If you do not already own the equipment and cannot simply purchase the equipment, then you need to avoid styles that demand that equipment. 

Now that you have settled on a hairstyle that is right for your lifestyle and your finances, the next step is to check that it will suit you. The most important issue is whether a given hairstyle will compliment your face shape.

Just as your clothes can flatter the parts of your bodies you like, and minimize the parts you don’t like, the cut and style of your hair can bring a sense of proportion and balance to your face. Deciding on a new hairstyle can seem like a hit-and-miss affair — one style might drag your face down and make you look ill, another might make your face look fuller, while others yet may just not suit you for some reason that you can’t quite put your finger on.

A hairstyle may look good on one person but terrible on another, because not everyone has the same shaped face. Your face shape most directly influences which hairstyles you are able to wear well — much more than the color or texture of your hair. While products and techniques exist to modify these other factors, you cannot change your face shape. Learning about your face shape, and knowing the strengths and weaknesses of your face shape will allow you choose a hairstyle that creates a sense of proportion, balance and harmony between the style and your face.

Makeup Tips for Teenagers

Whether you’re a parent or a teen, having some easy makeup tips for teenagers can solve a lot of problems.  As a parent, you can see what’s on the tips list and decide if you are comfortable with them and, as a teen,  you may want a little advice on how to apply makeup to get the best look. 

Keep two things in mind when you’re talking teens and makeup: Makeup products and makeup application.  Discussion over products usually comes down to how many and what color. Discussion over makeup  application usually is all about how much. Your teen can probably get by with relatively few products, but  she might want every product in ten different colors. What she really could use are tips on how to apply makeup so it looks great without making her look too mature for her age.

Your Skin
Before every makeup application, you need to cleanse your skin. Using a cleanser that is right for your skin type, wash your face and neck thoroughly. Don’t rub hard; instead, use gentle circular motions. Rinse completely, and pat dry with a towel.

The first makeup to consider is foundation. Many teenagers don’t need any foundation at all. If you do use foundation to cover blemishes or even out skin tone, it’s important to learn how to apply makeup like foundation with an easy hand. Too much looks caked on, and that never looks good. You should use a powder foundation rather than a liquid. Put it on with a big, fluffy brush, rather than a powder puff. Then blend, blend, blend so it covers your skin and doesn’t flake off. You can use concealer below your eyes and on blemishes if needed. Use the concealer first and then the foundation.

Your Eyes
Next are the eyes. Start with your brows. Your eyebrows really frame your whole face, so keep them neat. It helps to start with a professional eye waxing to give your brows a perfect shape. After that, it’s easy to keep the look up with a pair of good tweezers and a mirror. Tweeze your brows right after you shower, and it will be much easier and less painful.

For eyes that look wide-awake, start by curling your eyelashes before you apply any eye makeup. Eye makeup application can be varied according to what type of look you want. For teenagers just starting out with makeup, those glimmery, shimmery eye shadows are lots of fun, and they look great. Teens can wear nearly any color eye shadow, but you should stay away from colors that are super harsh. If you go with a bold color, make sure the rest of your makeup is minimal, or you’ll wind up with a clown face.

The best way to apply eye shadow is to apply a small amount and blend it into the crease of the eye. Don’t wear eye shadow above the crease, unless it is a very, very light color, without the shimmer.

If you choose to wear eyeliner, never put it on the inside of your lids-either upper or lower. This is a good way to get bacteria in your eye, and you could wind up with a nasty infection. Instead, use eyeliner on your top lid, as close to the lash line as possible. Then use a cotton swab or a stiff makeup brush and blend the color down into your lashes. For your lower lashes, just apply dots of eyeliner between the lashes and then blend.

For mascara, start with the wand at the roots, and wiggle your way to the ends to get full coverage without clumps. If you do get any clumps, use a mascara comb to separate them.

Your Cheeks and Lips
On your cheeks, you need only a bit of cream or gel blush. Pinks work best for teens, with rosy pink as the darkest option. Put the blush on the apples of your cheeks, and then blend well.

No list of how to apply makeup would be complete without discussing lips. For teens, the best thing for lips is a gloss. The shine is unbeatable; you can get them with tints and with flavors. Skip the lip liners and heavy lipsticks. They look too heavy on teens, and there’s plenty of time for these when you’re older.

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The Best Makeup to Wear For a Red Dress

Red is a color that speaks volumes about a woman’s personality. Vibrant, dramatic and daring, the red dress might seem to enter the room before you do–particularly if your frock is a satiny evening affair. Choosing the right makeup for a red dress largely depends on your skin tone. However, when it comes to this color, you don’t want to overdo it.
There are many aspects that come into play when choosing your makeup. Specifically, the color and undertone of  your skin, and the type of red you’re wearing. Don’t dismay, it doesn’t have to be overly complicated.

Here are some basic points that will help you make the best choice.

Foundation: Whichever foundation matches your skin, make sure that you apply it evenly and lightly. Red is an intense color, and it doesn’t need anything competing. You want to be remembered for having a great look not a garish one.

Lipstick and Lip gloss: If you’re wearing a red dress, try and find a color that matches the red dress perfectly. If you can’t find this, try the same color type (fire red, cherry red, dark red etc.) in a darker hue. Another great alternative is choosing a nice neutral color. If you’re dark brown with a red or golden undertone try a brown that matches your skin tone than choose a gloss or lipstick with a slight red or orange added in. If you’re tan, look for a gloss or lipstick with a golden color. If you’re olive tones, try a light brown, with a gloss overly, and if you’re pale, a light rose pink, can help to highlight your lips just right, without being over bearing.

Eyeshadow: Have fun experimenting but stay within the range of reds, orange, browns, bronzes and that general area. Once again don’t be afraid to try a more nude color, but unless you’re going punk, stay away from bright colors, or visibly contrasting like green, blue, yellow, etc. If you do that, you’ll wind up looking clownish.

Nails polish / varnish: Very similar to what you do for lips, if you’re choosing a nail color, it should match the red you wear, be slightly darker, but in the same general color tone of the red you’re wearing or be a more neutral style, such as a french manicure, beige or light brown.

Blush / Rouge: Unless there is some pressing need to wear rouge (for instance, you’ll be taking a lot of professional pictures, or your makeup should be able to be seen from stage. I don’t recommend it at all. Your red dress and other makeup will be enough to highlight your face. If you’re looking to highlight cheekbones, use makeup closer to your shade to contour your face.

Following the above simple steps on choosing the best color makeup for your red dress, will help you look your best in your best red dress!

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Wearing Dark Lipstick In Winters

Whether you are a trendsetter with an edgy sense of style or a classic lady who simply wants to add some sass to your holiday makeup, having dark lips is an option you might want to consider. Don’t worry about looking like one of the undead. “Dark” doesn’t automatically mean “black,” though more adventurous makeup lovers have certainly gone that route. Here’s a list of suggested guidelines that can help you pull off this daring move with grace and ease.

Things You’ll Need
  • Lip exfoliants and moisturizer
  • Foundation
  • Concealer
  • Translucent powder
  • Makeup primer
  • Lipstick of choice
  • Dark brown lip color
  • Artist’s palette
  • Lip liner
  • Lip brush
  • Lip stain
  • Clear lip gloss (optional)

 

  • Exfoliate lips in the shower or prior to makeup application. Use a lip balm or moisturizer to condition lips. Allow the product to absorb before proceeding.

 

  • Apply foundation and concealer as usual on face. To not detract attention from dramatic lips, you must create a clean backdrop. Under-eye circles and any discoloration and unevenness in skin tone should be camouflaged for an all-over flawless finish. Use a translucent powder to mattify face. Groom and define brows. You may also bring out the shape of your eyes with eyeliner and mascara, but don’t apply any products with evident color. Your eyeliner and mascara, should you use them, are best kept black, dark brown or gray.

  • Pat a makeup primer all over your lip line. You can use one containing silicone to give dark lip color a firmer base to cling to so it neither feathers nor bleeds. While you are waiting for the primer to absorb, survey the lip colors you wear on a regular basis. To simply add some drama to your everyday look, you will need to intensify an existing lip color in your makeup kit. On the other hand, to go in a completely different style direction, shop for a dark–even decadent–lip color you haven’t worn in public before. An almost-black red is such a color particularly fitting for a winter evening event.

 

  • Deepen your lip color of choice from your makeup kit by mixing it with a dark brown lip product on an artist’s palette. Add as little or as much as you want to produce the shade you are most comfortable wearing. The more opaque your mixing medium is, the more evidently darker your result will be. For instance, for a thick, highly-pigmented finish, use a creme-based dark brown lipstick. If you want a more sheer formulation, use a dark brown lip gloss. Line and fill lips in with a pencil in the same color as your finished product. Use a nude lip liner instead if you don’t have one that matches. Smooth lipstick evenly onto lips with a lip brush.
  • Revamp your look by purchasing a new lipstick or lip stain in the dark shade you fancy. If you’re going this far, don’t settle for a mid-tone intensity. Choose a deeper and darker one unlike any you’ve previously tried. You can wear your new lip color in two different ways. One method involves lining and filling lips in with a pencil as in Step 4, before topping lips off with the lipstick or lip stain. This gives you a more finished appearance. The second option merely calls for a stained effect, where you generously swipe the color onto the center of both top and bottom lips before blending outwards to meet the boundary of your lip line. Polish lips with a light coat of clear lip gloss if you wish.

 

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Fashion Accessories


Are you interested in new fashion trend and you want to update your appearance as well as your wardrobe. You may not only want to examine the latest in clothing fashion trends, but also the latest trends in fashion accessories. Fashion accessories are quickly increasing, particularly in our celebrity-obsessed culture. But many of us still do not know exactly how to use them to our better meaning.

The term “fashion accessories” is very broad and includes a lot of things. Just like fashion clothing pieces, accessories come in terms of every size, shape and style under the sun. There are fashion accessories that are designed for children, teens, men, women, petite sized, and plus sized individuals. Below are a few of the major fashion accessory items in order to keep your look current and expand your coordination options.

Jewellery

The most well known fashion accessory is jewellery. For teenagers and children, fashion jewelry pieces that are famous often include colourful, oversized pieces, as well as charm necklaces, bracelets. For men, a famous and suitable piece of jewellery includes large pendant necklaces. As for women, trendy and popular fashion jewelry includes watches, earnings, rings, necklaces, bracelets, pins.

Handbags

Another most popular and necessary fashion accessory that you might want to look at is a handbag. Purses can also be trendy; it is the handbag that has become a real status symbol and major fashion accessory. They come in large amount of different styles so it is common to have more than one if your budget allows. Actually, many women out there like to match their fashion accessories, including their purses and handbags, with the clothing.

Updating your whole look is very easy and inexpensive, if your wardrobe is filled with classic pieces that flatter your body shape and suit your colouring, and then simply choose a new trendy, stylish handbag which instantly bring your look up to the minute.

Travel bags are also including in fashion accessory, but they differ from handbags in that a lot of them are designed for both sexes. A travel bag is generally a small bag that can be used as carry-on luggage for a plane ride, a nappy/diaper bag or a laptop carrying case.

Shoes

Another major fashion accessory is shoes, although many do not necessarily consider them to be. Most often, women’s shoes are related as fashion accessories, as compared to men’s shoes. One of the reasons for this is the amazing amount of women’s shoe style available, for example: athletic shoes, casual sandals, elegant sandals, flat dress shoes, stilettos, kitten heels, sling backs, mules, pumps and the list goes on. With handbags and purses, most women own multiple pairs of shoes. Shoes can make or break an outfit, so think about the type of image you want to portray and make sure your shoes fit with that theme.

Belts

Belts are also a major, compulsory and important fashion accessory. For men and boys, belts are not necessarily a fashion accessory as much as a fashion necessity to hold their pants up; it is not same for the women. Women’s belts come in different sizes, shapes, and styles and virtually every season there is a new “must-have” style. There are different casual styles, crocheted belts to wear with jeans, to elegant, black leather belts as a pair of slim line black trousers for work.

Belts, handbags, purses, travel bags, jewellery and shoes are just a few major of the many fashion accessories that you can use to make a good look into a great one. These are the real fashion pieces and a way to show your personality classic outfit. Fashion accessories are a great way to update any wardrobe.

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