Buckle It Up!

This fall/winter, you can dress up your clothes with our skinny belts with gold buckles to wear to work or to wear on a simple night out in the city!

Photo credit to all the clothes except belts in the pictures below: Google

BELT 1453 - Black (4137)You can pair our classy black belt finished with a gold buckle (BELT 1453 – Black) with a black and white contrast peplum top. You can also wear this belt with any top or dress that you already own because this belt matches with any and almost everything. This belt is made out of vegan leather and it is one size.

burgundyThis camel color belt with unique gold finishing (BELT 1444 – Camel) is great for this season. You can wear it with a burgundy blazer and black blouse. This belt will also look good with a teal or white chiffon top as well. This belt is made out of vegan leather and it is one size.

blackdressBe daring and wear a pop of color (BELT 1443 – Wine) in contrast with a black dress. This belt closes onto a gold hoop and is a great accessory to your business attire. This belt is made out of vegan leather and it is one size.

‘Tis The Season

xmasThis holiday, you can pair your favorite knit sweater with our unique gold necklace (313311 QI – gold) and sequin headband (HB01 – peach). Don’t forget to light up your day by making your room smell like anything that reminds you of this season or Christmas with a scented candle. Drink hot chocolate anytime of the day whether you’re indoors or outdoors. At last, you can carry your holiday treats in our vegan leather red handbag (140828 KL – Red) when you go out on a date or simply to work.

Pretty in Black

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This fall/winter, you can wear your favorite black chiffon blouse and leather like leggings with our elegant quilted crossbody handbag (140720 PN Black). Top the look with a fedora hat and our versatile leopard printed scarf (SC 1493 Grey). Don’t forget to wear your everyday leather boots outside in this weather to complete your pretty in black look!

DIY Makeup Remover Pads

Who is sick and tired of purchasing over priced makeup remover pads/towels at the drug store? This tutorial will teach you how to make your own using the ingredients you already have around your house.

Materials 

- 1 cup water

- 1/2 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil

- 1/2 teaspoon baby shampoo or gentle shampoo

- 1 small jar with lid

- Round cotton pads

Tools

- Small mixing bowl

- Spoon

Directions: 

Step 1: Place all your cotton pads in your jar. Fill it to the top, but don’t over stuff it.

Step 2: Pour your 3 ingredients (water, extra virgin olive oil, baby shampoo) into a mixing bowl.

Step 3: Mix your newly made makeup remover solution with a spoon.

Step 4: Pour your makeup remover solution into the jar. Pour only enough solution so the pads absorb all the liquid.

Step 5: Go ahead and test it out. It will work even with waterproof makeup.

 

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Silver or gold color test: Are you warm or cool?

Silver and gold are the two most common metals that can easily reflect if warm or cool colors look best on you. Silver is considered cool and complements dominant cool undertones – and gold is considered warm and harmonize best with coloring that are predominantly warm.

Photo Credit: maxresdefault

Photo Credit: maxresdefault

The silver or gold test is one of the easiest and most effective ways to determine your undertone. If you are cool, it eliminates the warm groups from the seasonal color analysis, or if you’re warm you’ll be able to cross off all of the cool groups. This leaves you with a few groups to work with.

Here’s how you do the Gold or Silver Color Analysis:

You need:

  • A large mirror
  • Two jewelry pieces – one in bright silver and the other one in a clear, gold. In some cases, you may need a warm, bright yellow and a royal blue cloth
  • Natural lighting

How to do it:

Simply hold the jewelry in those two metals against your face, and take notice of which one makes your overall complexion look brighter and stands out more. Do this test under natural lighting and with no makeup on

Observe the changes in your face…

Your best colors will make you look healthy and will soften all imperfections such as dark eye circles, wrinkles and discolorations.

However, ‘bad’ colors can emphasize imperfections such as yellow teeth, lines and uneven skin tone, and make you look sick and pale. If a color is ‘bad’ for you, you will see dark shadows where you place the color against at.

Here are a couple of things to observe:

  • Do you look healthier? Notice the quality of your skin, eyes and skin tone
  • Does the metal create or accentuate dark eye circles?
  • Do you see any unflattering shadows?
  • Does it make your teeth look yellow/more yellow?
  • Trust your guts, do you think you look better/worse? Ask a trusted family member or friend.

Do you notice any differences when switching between gold and silver?

If the gold makes you glow and you look more alive, then you’re definitely a gold!

If the silver lights up your face, making your coloring look more luminous and healthy, then you’re a silver!

If you are having trouble deciding, because both metals seem to look equally well on your face. It may be that you look good in both, then you might be a Neutral!

Feel Free to share your result when you are done. 

Which face mask is right for you?

Face mask is an important part of your regular skin care routine. They offer many additional benefits that cleanser-toner-moisturizer routine doesn’t. Mask is recommended 2 times per week for 15 – 20 minutes. However, some masks come with their own recommendation and direction, therefore, it is important to read the label before using. There are over night masks that are meant to stay on throughout the whole night and remove in the morning. It is important to use a face mask that’s right for your skin type.

Facial peel 

For best result, you should use a facial peel to remove any dead skin cell before using a mask, as this will allow the mask to deeply penetrate into the skin.

Philosophy Microdelivery One Minute Peel

Philosophy Microdelivery One Minute Peel

 

Gel masks 

Gel masks are perfect for oily to combination skin that’s dehydrated. If after washing your face, your skin feels tight, that means your skin needs more hydration.

Lancome Hydra Intense

Lancome Hydra Intense

 

Clay masks

Generally clay masks contain oil-absorbing ingredients that are pore purifying. This makes them perfect for oil, combination, and normal skin.

Clarins Pure and Radiant Mask

Clarins Pure and Radiant Mask

 

Cream-based masks

These masks are ideal for normal-to-dry skin types, as they are deeply nourishing.

Estee Lauder Perfectly clean multi-action Mask

Estee Lauder Perfectly Clean Multi-action Mask

 

Sheet Masks

These masks are typically made from paper and soaked in liquid formulas. They are pre-cut into the shape of the face with holes for your eyes, nose, and mouth. They deliver water-based hydration to the skin, and often contain anti-aging ingredients. No need to rinse, just pat dry when you are done. Sheet masks are also a great way to relax after a long day.

Shu Uemura Intense Moisturizing Mask

Shu Uemura Intense Moisturizing Mask

 

 

 

 

Flu season prevention tips

Shorter days and cooler evenings mean that Fall has arrived. This is often the time that we start seeing people sick with the flu. Most adults get sick once or twice a season, but if you have children around the house, it’s even worse. Here is a simple prevention from the flu and keep everyone else in your family healthy when one person is sick.

Wash your hand the right way 

Wash your hands with warm water, use soap and rub your hands together for as long as it takes to sing ‘Happy Birthday’ twice.

Avoid touching your nose or face

Most viruses are passed by contact with mucus fluids, so keep your hands away from your mouth, nose, and face. Especially after contact with a sick person.

Change toothbrush

Change toothbrush often – usually every 3 months. However, if you or any family member is sick, it is best to dispose your toothbrush immediately, or the sick person could become reinfected. Keep toothbrush apart to avoid cross contamination.

Quarantine 

If possible, isolate the sick person. Try to sleep in a different bedroom, or have other siblings avoid your sick child’s room. If you can’t do that, sleep with your back to the sick person.

Sanitize Common Areas

Did you know the most common type of cold virus, the rhinovirus, can live on inanimate objects such as telephones, and stair railings for several hours, maybe even a few days? Using a disinfectant, sanitize areas that many people in your family touch: telephones, remote controls, computer keyboards, door knobs, etc.

Do not share

Obviously you don’t want to share food or drink with a sick person. Consider color coding or name tagging for the duration of the sickness. This is a good idea for hand and bath towels. Be sure to wash everything more often during flu season.

Work on your immune system

Good nutrition meal, exercising, and getting enough sleep will boost your immune system and help fight off the virus.

 Flu is no laughing matter, it kills over 36,000 Americans every year!

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