Monday, March 31, 2008

19 Hot Fashion Tips

1. Try on all of your favorite clothes. Take notes on how they fit and flatter you. Then shop for similar colors, fabrics, shapes and lengths.

2. A great fit can make an outfit, just as a poor fit can break it!

3. A well-cut suit is one of the most flattering outfits you can own. Remember: dark tones create a long line.

4. Choose a fingertip length jacket or one that falls mid-hip. Pants should be straight leg or boot cut and the hem should be worn slightly long.

5. Select flat knit, fine rib and jersey tops; Choose pants with flapless pockets, flat fronts with just enough stretch for added comfort.

6. Show off the trimmest parts of your body by combining a tight fitting piece with a loose fitting one.

7. Any color worn head to toe in a clean, unbroken line will produce a dynamically slimming effect.

8. Don't worry if separates don't match exactly. Tonal variations are a creative alternative.

9. Taller bodies can take larger prints and more contrast.

10. The darker a print's background, the slimmer the look.

11. Blouses: a collared shirt always gives a torso a few good inches and frames the face handsomely.

12. A slim v-neck makes the neck appear longer and is usually very flattering.

13. Boatnecks are great for minimizing waists and hips, while maximizing sexy shoulders.

14. If your legs are fuller inside, try a side slit. If your legs are fuller outside, a mid-front or back slit is a better choice.

15. There is never an excuse for panty lines! A thong is a girl's best friend - they even come with tummy control.

16. Bright colors bring attention to an area - make sure you wear them wisely and only on your most flattering body parts.

17. Dark hosiery is in this fall. While brightly colored turquoise and scarlet hose may look great in the store window, muted hues like teal and wine are much more flattering. Match the shoe and the hose color to tighten the look even more.

18. A shoulder bag tucked quietly under the arm is most flattering.

19. Stilettos are back and in spite of the discomfort at times - they make your legs look like a million dollars!

Monday, March 17, 2008

Hot Summer Hairstyles

The best summer hairstyles are easy to manage, fun, and sexy. No matter what your hair type you can find a great summer hairstyle that plays up your best features. Men and women alike need a great summer hairstyle and there are many different types of fun styles to take advantage of.

Short and Light

One fun hairstyle for summer, for either men or women, is a short and light style. Men can cut the hair short all over while leaving the top layers a bit longer and shaggy. Women can cut a below the ear bob with many different layers that create a shaggy yet sexy summer look. Both men and women can add light blond highlights, strategically placed, that give a sun kissed look to the hairstyle.


For men and women with longer hair the ponytail is the best summer hairstyle. There are several reasons why. First, it keeps the hair pulled back, out of your face, and off your neck. This translates into a cool hairstyle with minimal work. Also, ponytails are easy for women and can go from casual to classy with just a little bit of styling gel and a pretty clip or pin. The same goes for men who can gel the hair before putting it in a ponytail for a classier look. Overall, ponytails are a fun summer hairstyle that work really well for men and women, are versatile, and don’t require a major change in hairstyle. Some strategically placed highlights can further enhance the cool summer style of the ponytail.

Half Up, Half Down

A fun summer style for women is the half up, half down style. Lots of women like to wear their hair down, but in the summer this is more of a challenge thanks to the heat and wind. But, a half up, half down style allows for a “down” look while keeping the hair out of the face and the woman cool. This look is achieved by pulling the top portion of the hair into a ponytail, clip, or barrette and securing it. The bottom portion of the hair should be left loose. This look is fun, flirty, and above all cool for the summertime.


summer hairstyle 2008 imageAnother great summer style for women is the braided look. This works for women with medium to long hair styles. The hair can easily be pulled into a low ponytail and braided, French braided, corn rowed, and more. There are so many different ways to braid hair that women can experience with different types of braids and styles. It’s a fun and flirty style and really keeps the hair out of one’s face and keeps hair maintenance to a minimum.

Shaved Heads

A great look for men during the summer is a shaved head, or else a really short cut. The benefit of this cut is that it is very cool, dries super fast, and requires no effort. Men who have a busy summer schedule or who just can’t be bothered with styling their hair will really love the shaved look. It’s a cool summer style that is fun for the hot months and can easily be grown out for the winter months.

The suggestions here are just some of the popular summer hairstyles. The best summer hairstyle for you is one that fits with your lifestyle and your personality. Choose a summer style that is fun, manageable, and takes little time to style. The less you have to style your hair the more time you will have for the beach! Go ahead and find your perfect summer style today so you will be ready when the summer months roll around.


Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Skin Care Tips For Summer

Skin behaves differently from season to season, and as a result, skin care routines should adjust with the weather. And this summer, your skin's natural oils flows freely and you'll be surprised that your summer skin suddenly looks dull, blemished and oily unlike in winter season by which your skin looked more radiant because your skin's oil solidifies.

Summer is a season where you should pay extra special attention to your skin, otherwise you’ll probably regret it later. So before plunging yourself into the pool or head to the beach, I listed some tips on how you take care of your skin this hot and sunny summertime.

Tip #1: Sunscreens
Coat your face and body with sunscreens before going outside at least 30 minutes before sun exposure. Use sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or more for deeper protection for your skin. Just remember that sunscreens, no matter how high the number, doesn't blocks 100 percent of UV rays. Sunscreen should not be considered a free pass to spend all day in direct sunlight.

Tip #2: Dress-up
Lightweight and light colored clothing combined with plenty of sunscreen protection on exposed and unexposed skin is a good way to protect yourself. Classic summer clothes, like a tank top and shorts, provide little in the way of sun protection. A basic white cotton T-shirt gives you the equivalent of only about SPF 5 (get it wet and that drops to about SPF 3). The key to sun protection is the fabric's weave: The tighter the weave, the better it blocks UV rays. Color also plays a role. Darker shades absorb UV light, so less radiation makes it through the fabric to the skin.

Tip #3: Water Magic
Drink plenty of water. Water is the best, but any fluids that don’t contain a lot of caffeine, sugar, alcohol, or salt will work. Outdoor play or exercise, especially in the Summer, increases your risk of dehydration. This is one risk you don't want to take since it not only affects your performance and robs your skin of vitality, but also may be potentially hazardous to your health.

Tip #4: Sunglasses
Another barrier against sun damage comes in the form of eye wear. Protect not only your eyes, but also the skin around them by wearing sunglasses that offer 99 to 100 percent of the sun's UV rays. If your not sure about your sunglasses, find a American Optometric Association's Seal of Acceptance on it. If there's none, get them tested at eyeglass stores.They have a photometer that can measure the lenses' level of UV protection.

Summer is a time for sun, fun and physical activity. Sipping on a cool drink, participating in your favorite activity and enjoying the long days of summer. No matter what you like to do, with a little insight and these few tips you can help reduce the effects of summer skin problems and make you have a memorable vacation. Hope this helps. Enjoy!

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Summer Fashion Tips: 10 things to remember this summer to look amazing

hot summer tips imageSummer fashion is heating up. From sporty and chic to lighter and brighter patterns, but first of all you must remember few important things to really look great and amazing this hot season.

1. Sun protection
Always wear a sunscreen. No matter where you are – at the beach, at work or at home, always wear sunscreen. The sun’s UV rays can easily damage your skin. The sun radiation make your skin age prematurely, change the skin’s structure and can form dark spots. Using sunscreens now would definitely deliver benefits later in life.

2. Let your skin breath
Leave the foundation off. Seriously, there is nothing worse than seeing a woman with greasy foundation. During the day use lighter products such as face powder or concealer and apply them only to the problem areas. You can use a little foundation in the evening to create more even base for the makeup, but choose oil-free product. Let your skin breath, even for a while.

3. Sun-kissed tan
A sun-kissed tan can make wonders for your appearance. Applying bronzers and bronzing powders are wonderful ways to give your face a sun-kissed tan.

4. Light shades
Keep the dark eyeshadows for the evening. Summer is the time for the light shades, close to your natural skin tone. A little sheen at the edge of the brows and brown mascara will liven up your face.

5. Water impermeability
We advise you not to go to the beach wearing makeup, but if you can’t – use waterproof products. Use waterproof mascara – it won’t dissolve in water, but never, never go to the beach wearing foundation or face powder.

6. Summer glow
Buy body lotion with light-reflecting ingredients and apply it to the whole body, but don’t forget to exfoliate your body beforehand. Your body will be dazzlingly and healthy-looking.

7. Fresh cheekbones
Use blusher to add color to your face and to warm up your skin. Smile and apply it with a wide sable brush to the cheeks.

8. Lovely feet
Do a pedicure to enhance the appearance of your feet – use light colors, pink, peachy, red and blue are appropriate for the hot summer months.

9. Protect your hair
Yes, as well as the skin, the hair is also susceptible to sun damage - use hair products with SPF protection, wear hats or head scarves.

10. Sun protection
Our first advice was to protect your skin from the sun, and it is the same and now. It’s really very important. Even if you don’t wear any makeup a sunscreen is a must.

So by doing this tips, I can assure you that you will be having very beautiful summer season coming ahead of you.


Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Summer Fashion Tips: How to look good this summer

hot summer fashion imageThe heat, the sweat, the sun. One thing comes in our mind - summer season finally begins! Although it is still technically winter, it is already time to start thinking about summer fashion.

In such a weather to keep up with fashion is a bit tricky. Outdoor clothing is the main motive and showing some skin is important too to look trendy this summer. With some creative ingenuity, you can transform your summer attire into outdoor hotties. Take full advantage of summer's best offerings to look good by following this hot fashion trends tips this summer.

Tip #1: Short shorts are always in style
Summer outfits are all about feeling comfortable and what more can you ask for in wearing a pair of shorts. Don't be afraid to wear them if your fat or slim as there are shorts for every type of body. Simply go for a longer, knee length short for a wider body frame. Wear them with leggings, fishnets, pumps, peep toes or jellies! And for those who have the body, the legs and the confidence to carry the look, short-shorts are the best one for you.

Tip #2: The color of summer
Summer colors is all about bright hues. Think soft, cool, slightly grayed colors. Here are some colors that you can use:
1.Baby blue
2.Baby pink
3.Blue gray, gray navy
4.Cocoa brown
5.Dull silver
6. Gray blue
7. Lavender
8. Mauve
9. Military blue
10. Red rose
11. Soft white
12. Soft red, blue red
13. Spruce
14. Sunset red, rose
15. Teal, blue green
16. Watermelon, pale lemon
17. Wine
Classic black and white blocks are always here to stay for the summer.

Tip #3: The pattern and printshot style this summer photo
Large geometric patterns are in style and nice looking piece of clothing this summer. This makes you look bright and cool which perfectly jive with the season and the hot weather. Also consider to wear some printed shirts like floral prints. You cant go wrong with those pretty embroidered flowers to retro floral prints, there are many ways to work the florals trend.

Tip #4: What accessories to wear
Accessories is a very important part of your fashion statement this summer to complete your overall summer look. You can wear fun, exotic and tribal earrings, necklaces and bracelets. Scarf is very popular too , remember to choose the right color to add style and glam to your outfit. Handbags are also hip during summer specially those with canvas bags with beautiful embroidery which perfectly fits the season. And also don't forget to wear trendy sunglasses! Just choose the right sunglasses that fits for you.

Now you're prepared to hit the hot sizzling heat of the summer season with your look. Just don't overdo everything. Remember that being comfortable is the main concern in choosing the perfect look this summer. Enjoy the heat!

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Natural Acne Scar Treatments

no acne scars imageHaving an acne is a very upsetting condition for most teenagers out there. Our skin starts to produce acne during puberty period. At this stage, our body actively produces hormones that causes too much sebum in the skin. Thus it block the pores of our skin and pick up some dirt that worsen the condition. But this acne stage may pass but the scars it leaves is a whole different story. There's a lot of available treatments that you can try to get rid of your acne scars like some dermatological procedures which can probably cost you a fortune.

In general, acne scars can be classified into four different types.

types of acne scars image
1.Ice pick scars – A deep and narrow scars that are the most common and a classic sign of acne scarring.
2.Box car scars - Angular scars that usually occur on the cheeks, and can be either superficial or deep, these are similar to chickenpox scars.
3.Rolling scars - Scars that give the skin a wave-like appearance due to their wide and shallow depth.
4.Hypertrophic scars – Also known as keloid scars.

In order to treat, or fade acne scarring, a combination of treatments provides the best results for many people. Here i list some alternative ways which you can use to remove or at least helps fade acne scars in an natural and inexpensive way. Keep note that acne scar treatment still depends on the mildness and severeness of the scar.

Tip #1: The Lemon Juice – Water Treatment
Mix a 50% solution mixture(50% water/50% lemon juice) solution. Apply this mixture with a clean cotton swab directly to the old scar tissue left by the acne. It is important that for this to work properly that you leave this on for no less than thirty minutes, then wash off with clean, warm water.

Tip #2: Freshly Cut Garlic Treatment
Cut freshly cut garlic and apply it on acne scars every night before going to bed. Make sure your bed linen is fresh and clean as well as your face being freshly washed.

Tip #3: Drinking Water
It is one of the best natural methods to remove your acne scars and prevent acne breakouts. Drinking one liter of water in a day helps your skin to be healthy and have a beautiful glow to your face. It mainly helps your skin to peel those unnecessary dead skin cells.

Tip #4: Vitamin E oil on Capsules
Massage and apply Vitamin E gel which you can found in Vitamin E capsules at your affected skin area of acne scars. It helps fasten the cell regeneration of your skin.

There are some dermatological procedures which you can also try like, Laser Resurfacing, Dermabrasion, Subcision, Chemical Peels and Fillers. Just keep note that this natural methods is not an instant result. It can last for about a few weeks or even a month depending on the condition of the scars. Just be patient. As for my last tip, eat healthy and nutritious foods because the more nutritious foods you include in your meal, the faster the scar will heal. It helps in building the skin cells and gives a healthy skin glow as well. Hope this helps. Enjoy!