July 19, 2015
Stretch marks can occur during sudden changes in body size, such as during pregnancy, puberty, or rapid weight-gain. For those who have strectch marks it can feel like a curse; they can cause embarrassment of wearing particular clothing items for fear that someone will comment on their stretch marks. They can occur anywhere on the body from stomach, arms, hips, breast and thighs. I have had to deal with them since puberty. For a long time I was embarrasses by my stretch marks, but then I realized that many women (thin and thick) had them too. Even though they are nothing to be ashamed of I know many people would love to know how to make them less noticeable.
Here are a few tips and tricks for making your stretch marks less noticable:
1. Exfoliate your skin on the regular basis
2. Dry brush skin about once a week before your shower
3. Use natural oils and butters on the daily basis, such as shea butter and coconut butter
4. Try topical creams and treatments like Palmers Coconut oil treatment
And just remember as with anything in life, consistency is key. Reduction won't happen over night so stick to it. And in the meantime love your body just the way it is.
May 02, 2015
I am currently obsessed with bucket bags; so now I am on the lookout for the perfect one. For me the perfect bucket bag is leather or faux leather, versatile (can be dressed up or down), a neutral color, and less than $150. So far I have picked three favorites. I am still trying to figure out which one to buy.
Both of these are Vince Camuto
This one is Kenneth Cole
Which one do you like best?
April 19, 2015
The best thing about having your own style is that you get to make your own rules. We have all heard the quote, "trends come and go, but style lasts forever.". A true fashionista has her own style; her own way of interpreting the current trends. Having your own style means breaking those old rules that our mothers used to live by. Rules are made to be broken. Here are 10 fashion and beauty rules that we all should break...
1. Don't wear white after Labor Day:
This is one of the oldest and most outdated rules. So many of us used to put away our favorite white clothes as soon as the first Monday in September came, but now we keep those pristine whites right beside our sweaters and dark colors. We rock our white clothes all year; everything from our white jeans down to our favorite little white dresses.
2. Don't play up your eyes and lips at the same time:
3. Don't wear brown with black:
4. Don't mix your metals:
5. Don't wear sequins during the day:
6. Don't wear a short dress or pants to a black tie/formal event:
7. Don't wear denim with denim:
8. Don't wear the same color from head to toe:
9. Don't mix prints or patterns:
10. Don't wear black tights with white shoes; don't white tights with black shoes:
February 26, 2015
It is still freezing cold and snowing here in Virginia, but I am already dreaming of the warm Spring weather that hopefully will be here soon. I am looking forward to walking in the park and the beautiful colors of the season. But mostly I am looking forward to the new trends for the season.
Here are just a few of the trends I am looking forward to:
3. Flare bottom pants
6. All white every thing