Thursday, January 31, 2013

Treasure Your Inner Beauty

We treasure many things in our wardrobes - the first designer handbag we purchased or those fancy heels that make us look like a million bucks - but let's not forget about the one thing that will outlast every single item in that closet.

For me, treasuring your inner beauty means honoring your authentic self and having unconditional love for yourself. What does it mean for you?

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

How To Nail the First Date

A Look In the Mirror

This is a guest post by Amy Rutter

Going on a first date can be a nerve wracking experience for even the most confident of us. On a first date, every detail of a person is judged, physically and mentally – and we’re all guilty of it. It’s what you’re there to do, really, you have one evening to judge the other person and decide if you want to see them again. So if you want to impress your date, there are some subtle things that you can do to bag a second rendezvous.

Getting ready

When people deny that looks are important, they’re lying. Not to put the pressure on here, but for first impressions at least, looks are all you have to go by. So firstly, you need to dress fittingly for the occasion. For example, don’t wear a cocktail dress to the cinema or a denim jacket to a top notch restaurant. But you also need to wear something to suit your shape – and most importantly, whether it be a super sexy dress, playsuit or a onesie (hey, whatever does it for you), be comfortable. Don’t wear something completely out of the ordinary, because it just won’t be you, and you won’t enjoy yourself.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Beauty Product Review: Eden Allure Argan Oil

Once you go Argan oil, you never go back to regular moisturizer for your face. Well, once in awhile I'll use a cream at night when my skin is especially dry, but the Argan oil by Eden Allure has become my go-to for soft, healthy looking skin.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Lookbook: Cute and Comfy Work Shoes

Although I usually work from home, there are days when I really need to get out of the house and be around other people. Besides that, I just miss dressing up. I don’t have an actual need for “work” shoes, but it’s good to have at least one nice pair for those times I attend business networking events or on the rare occasion I meet with a client.

Finding stylish and comfortable work shoes is a challenge, especially if you have a position where you're on your feet all day. No worries because I put together this lookbook of ladies shoes by Clarks, a brand renowned for making quality, comfortable shoes...

These beige suede shoes would look really cute with a pencil skirt...

Beige suede pumps
“Chorus Voice”

Monday, January 14, 2013

Taking Vitamins to Help With Cold and Flu

Orange juice and oranges
Last summer I wrote about how eating healthy and exercise contributes to your overall beauty. So with all these recent reports about the flu going around again, I want to stress the importance of focusing on your health. After all, what's the point of looking good on the outside if the inside doesn't feel good?

Not too long ago I offered a few natural remedies for the flu and cold, but I didn't mention taking vitamins. I should be one to talk because I'm not very consistent when it comes to taking vitamins, but it's something I really should be on top of since I'm on this journey to pregnancy.

Are Vitamin Supplements Necessary?

Friday, January 11, 2013

New Year, New You Beauty Galore Giveaway

As you continue a journey to reveal a more beautiful you in 2013, I'm here to offer up a few products that you can try out to see if they compliment the new you. So here it is...the Beauty Galore Giveaway that consists of products that will invigorate your body and style...

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

5 Fun Pieces That Will Get You Out of the Fashion Rut

It's been awhile since I've read through my favorite fashion blogs, so I tend to forget that there's a whole other fashion world out there waiting to be discovered. In other words, I've gotten into another fashion rut.

However, thanks to Suzie of Style Bubble who continues to live the dream and inspire me to think outside the box. I've been reading Suzie's blog since the early days, and although my style isn't nearly as unique as hers, she serves as a reminder to be more creative with my fashion ensembles.

Suzie recently collaborated with YOOX to create a video alongside another renowned fashion blogger, Han Huohuo, sharing their thoughts about illusion, reality, and of course, style and fashion.

So, what will it take to get you out of your fashion comfort zone and try something new? Here are 5 pieces from YOOX's site to get you started....

Monday, January 7, 2013

FYI: John Frieda Giveaway Extended

This is just a quick post to let you know that the John Frieda colour giveaway has been extended until this Thursday, January 10.

Right now there aren't very many entries, so your chances are winning are pretty high because there will be 3 winners!

If you've been thinking about trying out a new hair color, this is your opportunity :)

Stay tuned for another giveaway this week. This one will be BIG!


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Winter Skin Care: Tips and Remedies

With winter comes yummy hot chocolate, stylish boots, and cozy nights snuggled with a loved one, but one thing that gets on my nerves is blistery, winter dry skin.

Now that I'm getting older, my skin is getting extra dry during the winter season, so I've been trying out a few products to find the best winter skin care regimen that works for me. I've also discovered a few remedies and tips that I'd like to pass on...

Exfoliate Your Body

Terese Linke, global education and spa training director for Amala natural skin care suggests body brushing for three minutes prior to bathing. Brushing stimulates the lymphatic system which reduces the appearance of cellulite. Simply wet the brush and use in the bath or shower with either Amala’s Detoxifying Body Cleanse or Body Polish.