Thursday, March 28, 2013

Natural Fashion Calls For Natural Beauty

Natural Fashion, Natural Beauty

It’s so easy to transition into spring fashion when the weather outside is absolutely perfect, the birds are singing their songs, and all the flowers and trees are radiating bright colors. All I want to do is put on a fun spring outfit and dance around in the green grass. And I might just do that because it’s my birthday today!

It’s only right that this season’s fashion trends have taken cues from nature. What would a spring season be without bright colors and flowers? In all the stores I’ve seen coral, green, yellow, and neon colors. Oh, and why not mix and match all your pretty prints just for the fun of it?

Besides the black and white stripes trend, here are a few other spring looks that have caught my eye recently...

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

4 Tips For Finding the Right Bra


As I've probably mentioned before, I am not a bra and panty shopper. I never really used to care whether or not my bra and underwear matched. I would also wear bras way past their expiration date. That is, if bras had expiration dates.

That said, I've been on a mission to buy sexier underwear to look good in the bedroom, if you know what I mean :)

But now as I get older, I'm well aware of gravity and how it can start to work on a woman's body - especially "the girls". Oprah's show about bras awhile back opened up my eyes to the importance of wearing a bra that fits correctly.

Vanity Fair Lingerie has a few easy tips to help you find the right fit:

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Get Off the Scale!

I came across these inspiring words today and wanted to pass on the wisdom...
You are beautiful. Your beauty, just like your capacity for life, happiness, and success, is immeasurable. Day after day, countless people across the globe get on a scale in search of validation of beauty and social acceptance.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

How to Wear the Low Heels Trend For Spring 2013

Diane von Furstenberg, Oscar de la Renta, Kate Spade

Your feet will be singing high praises because low heeled shoes are back in action, ladies. Pull out the classic kitten heels and pumps and say goodbye (for now) to those high heel stilettos that pinch your toes and give you ugly bunions. You don’t have to sacrifice your feet to look cute this spring.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Solutions and Remedies For the 3 Most Common Skin Problems



Besides taking care of your inner beauty every day, it’s important to nourish your skin as well. After all, this is part of the body that holds everything together, so when your skin is not healthy, everything else suffers. That’s why I share a lot of information about skin care, and want to help you to learn more about taking care of your skin.

Skin is a big issue for everyone, but even more for women like me who are...um...getting *older*. Here are the most common skin problems, plus solutions and remedies to try out.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

5 Must Try Yoga Poses

Yoga at Mekong River

Finding balance in this hectic world that we live in has been a challenge for many people, myself included. Finding time for yourself between work and family duties is a must if you want to stay sane.

Part of the "me" time includes plenty of rest and exercise. I would like to be more consistent with exercise, but my problem is that I tend to get bored too easily with exercise routines. I've tried different types of exercises including running, zumba, cross training, pilates, and yoga. Yoga is one thing I'd like to do more of because of all the different benefits.

I asked Elena Brower, Founder of Virayoga and author of Art Of Attention, to share her 5 favorite yoga poses...

Monday, March 18, 2013

Have You Committed This Nail Polish No-No?

Rose and Aahs Pink Rose Ring
A pretty ring deserves pretty nails


"Ooohhh, I love your ring!"

You look down at your hands and say, "Thank you!" only to realize that your nails look absolutely hideous. The nail polish has started to chip, which doesn't do justice for the gorgeous ring that you're wearing.

Ladies, you have a moral obligation (ok, I'm being a bit dramatic...) to make sure your nails look beautiful if you're going to wear pretty rings.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Fashion Inspiration: Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood Fall 2013 Ready-to-Wear
I am attracted to people who make this effort in knowing what suits them - they are individual and stylish.--Vivienne Westwood

As someone who didn’t want to be a designer and spent half her career not particularly liking what she did, Vivienne Westwood probably fooled many of us. Given her uncanny ability to come up with unique designs, you would have thought she came out of the womb with fashion sketches in tow.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

When You Don't Feel "Good Enough"

Quote about self esteem
I have to admit that there have been many days that I didn't feel "good enough". Good enough to be successful. Good enough to be loved. My self-esteem was low, so I stayed in a relationship that was abusive because I felt that I wasn't good enough to find that "Knight in shining armor". (I'm with a Knight now and oh so very grateful!)

Are you at a point in your life that you don't feel good enough?

Monday, March 11, 2013

10 Ways to Stress Less



Are you doing these things on a consistent basis to have less stress?

Source: backonpointe.tumblr.com via Lifestyle Lift on Pinterest


When you're stress-free, you have less wrinkles, less grey hair, and simply look more beautiful, not to mention you'll be healthier too.

#6 is one thing I'd like to do more of. There are many things in our lives that we just can't control. There's no use worrying about them. It's a waste of time.

What about you? What can you do today to have less stress in your life?

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Thursday, March 7, 2013

A Fresh Look at Stripes: Spring Fashion 2013

Marc Jacobs Spring/Summer 2013

In one of my recent posts I talked about the two spring fashion trends that I'm looking forward to wearing, and although stripes is more of a classic look rather than a  "trend", designers and fashion brands have given us fresh new looks so that stripes are not just boring ole stripes.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

What I'm Loving Right Now: Pixi Lash Line Ink



Up until now I haven't been too picky about the eyeliner that I use. I've tried pencil eyeliners, I've used eyeliner brushes with black eyeshadow to accent my eyes, and occasionally I'll wear liquid eyeliner. After using Pixi's Lash Line Ink in Black Silk, I don't think I'll go back to lining my eyes any other way.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Natural Beauty: NARS For Helmut Lang Fall 2013


It's a little challenging to find inspiration for natural beauty looks from the runway shows, so I like to think Hannah Murray for NARS cosmetics answered the call and delivered looks that we can all appreciate. Although these beauty looks are not "natural" per se, they're more wearable, which is hard to say for many runway looks.

Embellished Sunglasses: Yay or Nay?


Embellished Sunglasses
When I wrote about statement glasses being a trend for this spring, apparently I missed the memo that embellished sunglasses are a thing now too. Actually, I’m a little behind because I’m just now finding out that designers such as Marc Jacobs wowed fans with the crystal embellished sunglasses from his fall runway show and Anna dello Russo recently collaborated with H&M to offer sunglasses with gold alligators on them, among other creations.