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I am thrilled to announce that Deadly Decisions, my next novel in the Natalie North murder mystery series, will be released in fall 2016. I will keep you informed as the book goes through production with the publisher and we have an exact release date. I hope you are ready for a fun, unique, thoroughly entertaining read!
This is the closest I can give you, at this time, to a sneak peek. The cover page of the completed manuscript!

DEADLY DECISIONS

 A Natalie North Novel

 by Nancy Mangano

 77,215 Words 

 
Represented by:
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So happy to be at this point with the series!
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Nancy Mangano is an American fashion journalist and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series, A Passion for Prying and Murder Can Be Messy. Visit Nancy on her author website http://www.nancymangano.com, Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano, her fashion magazine Strutting in Style! at http://www.struttinginstyle.com, and her Facebook fan page Nancy Mangano https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nancy-Mangano/362187023895846
 

If you had to name a color that conjures up images of fun, romance, femininity, affection and intimacy, the color pink would most likely come to mind. The color pink looks almost like walking on clouds with its soft, dainty, calming effect.
This holds true in fashion. Whether you prefer pink clothing, accessories, lingerie and/or jewelry, the color pink always looks fabulous, don’t you think?
Pink is a pale red color, which takes its name from the flower of the same name. According to surveys in Europe and the United States, pink is the color most often associated with love, beauty, charm, politeness, sensitivity, tenderness, sweetness, childhood, femininity and romance!
Ah, the persuasive power of pink!

A combination of red and white, pink contains the need for action of the color red, helping to achieve the potential for success and insight offered by the color white. Pink is the passion and power of red softened with the purity, openness and completeness of white.
When combined together to form pink, red and white mix just right!
Pink Fashion Fun Fact: Pink clothing and accessories look gorgeous in all shades of pink, however, the deeper the color pink, the more passion and energy the color exudes. Pink, when combined with violet or black, is associated with eroticism and seduction.

As all fashion divas know, clothing speaks for itself. One can reveal parts of their personality, likes and desires merely by what apparel they drape themselves in. Clothing and colors talk loudly!
Positive Keywords Associated with the Color Pink:

  1. Unconditional and Romantic Love
  2. Compassion and Understanding
  3. Nurturing
  4. Romance
  5. Warmth
  6. Hope
  7. Calming
  8. Sweetness
  9. Naivete
  10. Femininity
  11. Intuitive Energy
  12. Affection
  13. Caring
  14. Non-threatening

Wow, pink has lots to say in the color’s demure, subtle way!

I understand that not every female feels comfortable donned in the puff that is pink. However, pink is such a fantastic color, that even a little bit of pink goes a long way. If you feel that walking around dressed in full pink makes you feel like a strawberry or a cherry, why not carry a pretty pink purse? Merely one pink item can add a softness and calming effect to your entire outfit. Not sure if these are words that you can buy? Why not carry a pink handbag now and then and give it a try!
My oh my, I feel powerful, passionate and pretty in pink! Don’t you think?
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As long as we’re touching on pink accessories, we have to pay honor to the pretty pink lip! Pink lipstick, and I do mean all shades of pink, deserves a handshake and a wink. Pink lips are always in style…pucker up you kissable thing, you!
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Pink Fun Fact: The color pink is named after the flowers called pinks, flowering plants in the genus Dianthus. The name derives from the frilled edge of the flowers – the verb “to pink” dates from the 14th century and means to “decorate with a perforated or punched pattern.”
In the 20th century, pinks became bolder, brighter and more assertive, in part because of the invention of chemical dyes which did not fade. In optics, pink can refer to any of the colors between bluish red (purple) and red, of medium to high brightness and of low to moderate saturation.
Since pink falls between red and magenta, one must say pink is a lovely hue. For a knock-out pair of off the chart high heeled shoes, only pink heels and platforms will do!
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Variations of the Color Pink:

  1. Blush: Similar to skin color, this pale pink has sensual and sexual connotations
  2. Rose: This is the pink of universal love and unity. It is mature, feminine and intuitive.
  3. Salmon: This color adds a touch of orange to the pink. It encourages the flirt in all of us.
  4. Orchid: A lavender-pink that relates to the unconventional and the individual doing his or her own thing.
  5. Fuchsia: A blend of deep pink and blue, inspiring confidence, assurance and maturity.
  6. Hot Pink: Hot pink inspires a passionate, playful and sensual love.

Pink is a color associated with females, but males rock pink with class and pizzazz, especially when donned in a pink dress shirt with a black or gray suit! Masculine, with a touch of femininity to boot!
Pink Fashion Tip: In all realms of fashion, combining pink with a darker color such as dark blue, dark green, black or gray adds strength and sophistication to pink!

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Pink fashion is just too cool, pleasing and perfect, don’t you think?
“You look most becoming and scrumptious in your clothes of pretty pink.”
“Yes, I give you an A+ for style, a nod, a smile and a flirty wink.”
“Is that your way of telling me that you like what you see?”
“I’m simply admiring the fashion plate standing in front of me.”
“Thank you. Sometimes it’s fun to dress in girly pink for a splendid time on the town.”
“Maybe we can catch a bite to eat or a movie if you’re planning to hang around!”
Pink – sometimes the perfect conversational link!
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Nancy Mangano is an American fashion journalist and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series, A Passion for Prying and Murder Can Be Messy. Visit Nancy on her author website http://www.nancymangano.com, Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano, her fashion magazine Strutting in Style! at http://www.struttinginstyle.com, and her Facebook fan page Nancy Mangano https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nancy-Mangano/362187023895846
 
 

Jewelry:  Small, decorative items worn for personal adornment, such as pins, rings, necklaces, bracelets, anklets and earrings.
Earring: A piece of jewelry attached to the ear via a piercing in the earlobe or another external part of the ear, except in the case of clip on earrings, which generally clip onto the earlobe.
What do you get when you mix a love of jewelry with a passion for wearing long, dangling, gorgeous earrings? Exquisite adornment that highlights and frames your fabulous face. Classic jewelry taste!

Earrings are worn by both sexes, although more common among women, and have been used and worn by different civilizations in different times.
Earrings Fun Fact: Locations for ear piercings other than the earlobe include the rook, tragus, and across the helix of the ear. The simple term “ear piercing” usually refers to an earlobe piercing, whereas piercings of the upper part of the external ear are referred to as “cartilage piercings”. Cartilage piercings are more complex to perform than earlobe piercings and generally take longer to heal.
Earrings may be made from a number of materials, including metal, plastic, glass, precious stone, beads, wood, bone and other materials. Although designs of earrings range from posts and studs to large plates and dangling items, I tend to find large, beautiful, dangle earrings fashionable and alluring with any outfit.


Swing and sway the large earring way!
Ear piercing is one of the oldest known forms of body modification, with artistic and written references from cultures around the world dating back to early history. Evidence of earrings worn by men can be seen in archeological evidence from Persepolis in ancient Persia. The carved images of soldiers of the Persian Empire, displayed on some of the surviving walls of the place, show them wearing an earring.
Earring Not So Fun Fact: Although glamorous to wear, heavy pierced earrings worn over extended periods of time may lead to stretching of the earlobe and the piercing itself. Warning: the pierced hole will become a long slit, that can split the earlobe. If you adore large heavy earrings, you may want to consider wearing clip ons.
Or, alternate between wearing pierced earrings and clip ons to give your sensitive, soft earlobes a rest!

For a look that is unique and trendy, why not wear only one large, long, feminine earring on only one ear? Perhaps pull your hair back on one side, show off your long rhinestone or diamond earring, and leave the other ear bare, with your hair hanging down for a look that is elegant and classy but also cool and sassy?
Whichever side you prefer, right or left, when wearing only one exquisite earring you’ll make a splash and look your best! Not so sure? Give it a try and put my suggestion to the test!
Let your signature style swing and sway the long earring way!
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Popular Types of Pierced Earrings:

  1. Stud Earrings
  2. Hoops
  3. Drop Earrings
  4. Dangles
  5. Barbell Earrings
  6. Huggy Earrings
  7. Slave Earrings
  8. Ear Thread
  9. Ear Spikes

Spike up your jewelry collection with an assortment of colorful, playful, mesmerizing long, sleek earrings!

Popular Types of Clip On Earrings:

  1. Clip Ons
  2. Magnetic Earrings
  3. Stick On Earrings
  4. Spring Hoop Earrings
  5. Ear Hook Earrings
  6. Ear Screws
  7. Ear Cuffs

Earrings, earrings, earrings galore! A glamour girl can never have enough! Adore!

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Earrings are a sexy, splendid, sensational item of jewelry!
The word jewelry is derived from the word ‘jewel’, which was anglicized from the Old French ‘joule’, and beyond that, to the Latin word ‘jocale’, meaning plaything. In British English, Indian English, New Zealand English, Hiberno-English, Australian English and South African English, the word is spelled jewellery, while the spelling in American English is jewelry.
Earring Fun Fact: Multiple piercings in one or both ears emerged in mainstream America in the 1970s. Initially, the trend was for women to wear a second set of earrings in the earlobes, or for men to double-pierce a single earlobe.

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My oh my, your glorious earrings take my breath away. Large, dazzling, superb earrings are here to stay!
“Why your ear bling looks striking, so fashionable, so light.”
“Yes, your ear jewelry frames your face and fits you just right.”
“I have some that hang to my neck and some that dangle even longer.”
“To your shoulders for a stylish unique, or past your shoulders even stronger.”
“You do look like a fashion plate. Would you like a fancy ring or two?”
“I’m a fabulous earring girl myself. Only a knock-out pair of earrings will do!”
How about you? A classy earring type of gal always rings true!
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Nancy Mangano is an American fashion journalist and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series, A Passion for Prying and Murder Can Be Messy. Visit Nancy on her author website http://www.nancymangano.com, Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano, her fashion magazine Strutting in Style! at http://www.struttinginstyle.com, and her Facebook fan page Nancy Mangano https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nancy-Mangano/362187023895846
 
 
 
 

Ah, we yearn for fabulous heads of hair…whether you prefer your hair short and sassy, or long and way down to there! Although it’s always fun to mix up your hairstyles (curly, chalked, buns, braids, ponytails, bobs) one always hits one out of the park when wearing their hair sleek, straight and sexy.
Give me a head with hair, long, beautiful hair…
Give me a head with hair, short, bouncy hair…
As long as my hair is sleek and straight, the length I truly don’t care!

Toss your glorious mane when straightened and glossed…hair that is tame!
The best way to achieve fantastic results when straightening your hair is by using a flat iron, along with hair straightening products.


Who said ironing is just for clothes? Sleek, straight hair is the way to go!

How to Flat Iron Hair for Beautiful Results:

  1. Find a flat iron that works well for you. Flat irons can be purchased at hair salons, drug stores, beauty supply stores and department stores.
  2. If you wear bangs, iron the bangs first. Pick up sections of the bangs, place the flat iron at the top near the scalp, hair section between the tongs of the flat iron and work your way down, applying pressure to the flat iron. The heat and pressure combined straighten the hair in the process.
  3. Use the flat iron over your entire head, beginning at the sides, section by section. Place the flat iron close to the scalp, section the hair inside the tongs, and slide the flat iron down (with pressure) to the ends of the hair.
  4. The more heat and pressure that you exert, the straighter the hair.
  5. Once your hair is straightened to your preference, a light finishing spray of hair gloss works wonders.
  6. Show off your shimmery, shiny, sleek, straight hair.
  7. Mesmerizing masterpiece!


Flat Ironed Hair Not So Fun Fact: Excessive heat causes hair to dry and break. Daily use of a flat iron can damage hair, cause hair to fry and brittle ends to break. If you do use a flat iron, help your hair by applying a leave in conditioner before you begin the process, and when completed, if you desire. A deep conditioner once a week also works wonder!
For those of you who love straight, sensational hair but don’t love the damage heated flat irons can case, I have good news! You can straighten hair without heat.
Nancy, how do you do that, you ask? Wow! I will show you right now!
How to Straighten Your Hair Without Heat:

  1. Towel dry your hair after showering, then blow dry your hair using the cool setting.
  2. Use a flat paddle brush until your hair is straight and dry.
  3. For added straightening, apply a hair straightening mask/conditioner to your hair (available at beauty supply stores, drug stores and department stores).
  4. In addition to blow drying your hair on a cool setting, use straightening products as you blow dry (straightening shampoo, straightening cream rinse, straightening serums).
  5. Apply a setting lotion or foam.
  6. When your hair is to your desired straightening consistency, apply a light hair spray and/or hair gloss.
  7. Mesmerizing masterpiece.

Now toss that glamorous head of hair shiny with gloss!
Wah lah, you, fashion diva, are simply gorgeous! That’s no surprise. Your stylish straight hair is easy on the eyes!

Hair Straightening Fun Fact: Although placing small curlers in wet hair can add a braided, wavy effect to your hair, you can also use curlers to straighten wavy hair. The larger the curler, the better!
Roll your damp hair loosely in large curlers, apply a setting lotion or foam, and let your hair dry. When you remove the curlers, your hair should have body, but be fairly straight. Run a brush through your hair to help the straightening process.


Give it to me straight! Is full, glorious, straight hair well worth the wait?
 
Ah, you can never go wrong with easy, breezy, straight hair! A popular hairstyle beyond compare!
Are you a gal who adores her lovely, luscious, wavy curls? Why not mix your hairstyles up a bit…fashion change is part of the fun of being a girl!
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Straighten your hair and wear a halo masterpiece of magnificence!
“Oh glamour girl, glamour girl, let down your hair.”
“Your straight, sexy tresses are too much to bear.”
“A sight most lovely on my eyes, so tired and weary.”
“Yes, thank you for pulling me out of my mood so dreary.”
“Your halo of hair is vibrant, exquisite with body so alive and sleek.”
“You look like a fierce, confident lion with a mane so lively…not meek.”
Straight, sexy hair! So sleek and chic. A hairstyle that all fashion divas seek!
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Nancy Mangano is an American fashion journalist and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series, A Passion for Prying and Murder Can Be Messy. Visit Nancy on her author website http://www.nancymangano.com, Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano, her fashion magazine Strutting in Style! at http://www.struttinginstyle.com, and her Facebook fan page Nancy Mangano https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nancy-Mangano/362187023895846
 
 
 
 
 

In the love land of rich, soft, vibrant fabrics, silk ranks among the top materials in fashion today. Silk is a natural protein fiber, some forms of which can be woven into textiles. The protein fiber of silk is composed mainly from fibroin and is produced by certain insect larvae to form cocoons. The best known silk is obtained from the cocoons of the larvae of the mulberry silkworm Bombyx mori reared in captivity.
The shimmering appearance of silk is due to the triangular prism-like structure of the silk fiber, which allows silk cloth to refract incoming light at different angles, thus producing different colors.
Color me clothing chic, silk is a luxurious fabric that I seek!
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Silk Fun Fact: Silk is produced by several insects, but generally only the silk of the moth caterpillars has been used for textile manufacturing. The word silk comes from Old English sioloe, from Greek serikos ‘silken’, and from an Asian source si, sirghe and sirkek.

Italy, known for fashion, was the most important producer of silk during the Medieval age. The first center to introduce silk production to Italy was the city of Catanzaro during the 11th century in the region of Calabria. The silk of Catanzaro supplied almost all of Europe and was sold in a large market fair in the port of Reggio Calabria, to Spanish, Venetian, Genovese and Dutch merchants.
King James I introduced silk-growing to the American colonies around 1619. The Shakers in Kentucky adopted the practice. In the 19th century a new attempt at a silk industry began with European-born workers in Paterson, New Jersey, and the city of Paterson became a silk center in the United States.
Soft, gorgeous, glorious silk!

Silk is an elegant fabric that works for many types of garments, from evening gowns to pantsuits and to, of course, pajamas. The fabric of silk, being soft to wear as well as beautiful and pleasing to the eyes, is a favorite of both men and women!
Manly and masculine in silk! Mmmm!

Silk’s absorbency makes it a comfortable fabric to wear in warm weather and while being active. Silk’s low conductivity keeps warm air close to the skin during cold weather. Silk is often used for clothing such as shirts, ties, blouses, formal dresses, high fashion clothes, lining, lingerie, pajamas, robes, dresses and purses.
Not one to the drape yourself in the dressy fabric that is silk, yet you love the silk look? Why not carry a silk handbag to add class and style to your daily outfit. You’re always sensational in silk!
Sassy and sensational in silk!
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I simply adore silk handbags. They represent to me a mix of modern elegance and retro vintage all wrapped into one!
Silk Fun Fact: Fabrics that are often made from silk include charmeuse, habutai, chiffon, taffeta, crepe de chine, dupioni, noil, tussah and shuntag.

Silk is a perfect fabric to hold in your hand! You, fashion diva, look simply grand!
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Silk Not So Fun Fact: As the process of harvesting the silk from cocoon kills the larvae, the process of making silk has been criticized by animal welfare and animal rights activists. Mohandas Gandhi was critical of silk production based on the Ahimsa philosophy which led to the promotion of cotton and Ahimsa silk, a type of silk made from the cocoons of wild silk moths. Due to the fact that silk cultivation inherently kills the silkworms, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) urges people not to buy silk items.
World War II interrupted the silk trade from Asia and silk prices increased dramatically.  The United States silk industry began to look for substitute fabrics, which led the synthetics such as nylon. Synthetic silks have also been made from lyocell, a type of cellulose fiber, and are often difficult to distinguish from real silk.
For every true lover of the fabric silk, think synthetic, synthetic, synthetic! Synthetic silk looks identical to real silk and feels just as soft and lovely against the skin.


Silk anyone? For fantastic, fabulous fashion fun!
Love the skin you’re in when donned in shimmering, sensational silk!
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Soft and silky silk!
“That pantsuit you are wearing looks so lovely and smooth.”
“Yes, it’s a mix of elegant and hip, a real fashion groove.”
“Is it nylon perhaps? The color as white as milk.”
“That’s a good fabric guess, by this suit is real silk.”
“Striking…but I ask is it hard to keep clean?”
“No, make sure the cleaner’s uses the right drying machine!”
“So if I buy a suit as gorgeous I shouldn’t throw it in the wash?”
“Only if you plan to keep it around and not have to toss!”
Silk – is there a finer fabric for the fashion icon that is you to come across?
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Nancy Mangano is an American fashion journalist and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series, A Passion for Prying and Murder Can Be Messy. Visit Nancy on her author website http://www.nancymangano.com, Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano, her fashion magazine Strutting in Style! at http://www.struttinginstyle.com, and her Facebook fan page Nancy Mangano https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nancy-Mangano/362187023895846
 
 
 

In the world of fashion, clothing speaks. Depending on your dress, you can radiate an aura of fun, casual, funky, stuffy, dressy, and of course, romantic. Various fabrics that illustrate romance are lace, sheer material and ruffles, to name a few.
Ruffles, also referred to as frill or furbelow, is a strip of fabric, lace or ribbon tightly gathered or pleated on one edge and applied to a garment as a form of trim. Ruffles appear elegant, soft, feminine and dainty.


 
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Ruffles make for darling clothing no matter the garment that carries the ruffles. The most popular garments that contain ruffles are blouses, tops, shirts, skirts and dresses.
Ruffle Fun Fact: Ruffles appeared at the draw-string necklines of full chemises in the 15th century, and evolved into the separately constructed ruffle of the 16th century. Ruffles remain a fashionable form of trim in modern times.
Whether you prefer dresses or skirts, when wearing ruffles you’ll fabulously flirt!

Ruffle Fun Fact: The term flounce is a particular type of fabric manipulation that creates a similar look as ruffles, but with less bulk. The term derives from earlier terms of frounce and fronce. A wavy effect without gathers or pleats is created by cutting a curved strip of fabric and applying the inner or shorter edge to the garment. The depth of the curve, as well as the width, determines the depth of the flounce.
Ruffles exude flouncy, bouncy, beautiful, feminine fun! Fashion at its finest!
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If you love ruffles, you may be familiar with a godet. A godet is a circle wedge that can be inserted into a flounce to further deepen the outer floating wave, without adding additional bulk at the point of attachment to the body of the garment, such as at the hemline, collar or sleeve.
Ruffles radiate the flowing fabulousness of floating waves!
Ruffled blouses have been popular with women and men for decades. A blouse is a loose fitting upper garment, often times gathered at the waist or hips so that it hangs loosely over the wearer’s body. Ruffles add class and dressiness to any garment.
Blouse Fun Fact: Blouse is a loan word to English from French: blouse means ‘dust coat’, possibly brought back from their travels as French crusaders.

Ruffled dresses and skirts always emit vibes of elegance, class and style. Ruffles work well on evening gowns, wedding dresses, pencil skirts and mini-skirts. Well, perhaps all dresses and skirts!
Dress Fun Fact: A dress, also known as a frock or a gown, is a garment consisting of a skirt with an attached bodice, or a matching bodice that gives the effect of a one-piece garment. In Western culture, dresses are most often worn by women and girls. The hemlines of dresses vary depending on the whims of fashion and the personal taste of the wearer.
The wearing of dresses increased dramatically to the hoopskirt styles in the 1860s; then fullness was draped and drawn to the back. Dresses had a ‘day’ bodice with a high neckline and long sleeves, and an ‘evening’ bodice with a low neckline and short sleeves or sleeveless.

Ruffles speak romance!
Ruffles Fashion Tip: Because of the sheer elegance and dainty femininity that ruffles bring to clothing, ruffled garments work well when worn to wedding or baby showers, fancy brunches or evening events. If you adore ruffles but feel that too many are too girly, why not wear a ruffled blouse with jeans, or a ruffled skirt with a tucked in T-shirt?
Of course, as every fashion diva knows, the shoes that you step into can make or break your outfit, as well as make casual attire more dressy, and dressy attire more casual. With ruffles, as with all clothing, I prefer high heels. For those of you who prefer flats or a low heel, go for it!
Your style, your glamour, your unique you!

Your rippled ruffles are sheer loveliness, my dear!
Ruffled patterns are so gorgeous and so popular that they work for many other items in addition to clothing. Think ruffled bedspreads, pillows and drapes! Ah, why not try a ruffled cape?
And we certainly want to give a shout out to Ruffles potato chips. Mmmm, I wish I was eating yummy potato chips right now! Ruffles have ridges…okay, mind back on clothing!


Ruffles have sway and ruffles have swagger. Flowing elegantly and beautifully, and in a style that truly matters!
“That lovely dress you are draped in has ruffled my feathers.”
“Hopefully in a good way, giving you visual pleasure.”
“Why yes, you look whimsical and girly in that flowing material.”
“Creative, unique and fashionably lyrical.”
“Ruffled garments rank high on my list of breezy, beautiful clothes.”
“An expert in fashion. Ruffles rock as everyone knows.”
Ruffles – when you want to dress chic, fancy and cool! That’s the ruffle fashion rule!
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Nancy Mangano is an American fashion journalist and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series, A Passion for Prying and Murder Can Be Messy. Visit Nancy on her author website http://www.nancymangano.com, Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano, her fashion magazine Strutting in Style! at http://www.struttinginstyle.com, and her Facebook fan page Nancy Mangano https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nancy-Mangano/362187023895846
 
 
 
 
 
 

When it comes to face makeup, let’s match the golds to the browns, the pinks to the purples, the greens to the bronzes and the reds to the blues. Why, how charming! All cosmetic color combinations look fabulous on you!
No matter what color combos you prefer to wear when applying makeup to your eyes and your lips, a beautiful and popular color mix is blue eye shadows with red toned lips. However, with the red and blue color combo, I need to give you a tip!
Blue and Red Cosmetic Color Combination Fashion Tip: Although the blue and red makeup together looks smashing and complements all skin tones, this is also the color combo that can look the most garish (gaudy, tasteless) and overdone if applied too heavily. If applied just right, this color mix is sheer perfection!

Painting up the eyes and the lips has been around for years. Ancient Sumerian men and women were possibly the first to invent lipstick, around 5,000 years ago. They crushed gemstones and used them to decorate their faces, mainly on the eyes and the lips.
Eyes Fun Fact: Eyes are the organ of vision. They detect light and convert it into electro-chemical impulses in neurons. The eye is a complex optical system which collects light from the surrounding environment, regulates its intensity through a diaphragm, focuses it through an adjustable assembly of lenses to form an image, converts this image into a set of electrical signals, and transmits these signals to the brain.
As fashion divas have done throughout the centuries, eye shadow has been used to enhance beauty and visual aesthetics to the eyes as they perform their magnificent function to allow us to see our gorgeous eye shadow, amidst other glorious things that cover the earth.
Eye Shadow Fun Fact: Eye shadow is a cosmetic that is applied on the eyelids and under the eyebrows. Eye shadow is commonly used to bring out the wearer’s eyes and make them look more attractive. Eye shadow can add depth and dimension to one’s eyes, complement the eye color, make one’s eyes appear larger, or simply draw attention to one’s eyes!
Eye see you!

In addition to the eyes, lips are a visible body part at the mouth of humans and animals. Lips are soft, moveable, and serve as an opening for food intake and in the articulation of sound and speech.
Lips Fun Fact: Human lips are a tactile sensory organ, and can be erogenous when used in kissing or other acts of intimacy, due to the high number of nerve endings. Lip size is linked to sexual attraction in both men and women, and the lips contribute substantially to facial expressions. The lips visually express emotions such as a smile or frown, iconically by the curve of the lips forming an up-open or down-open position, respectively.
Lips can be made pouty when whining, or perky to be provocative. When lathered in red toned lipsticks and lip glosses, lips can be made to radiate, accentuate and dominate!
Decorate you face in eye shadows of beautiful blues and lipsticks of racing engine red!

The color red for lips is by far one of the sexiest colors that can be worn. The color red is a warm and positive color, associated with our most physical needs and our will to survive. Red exudes a strong and powerful masculine energy.
The color red represents energy, action, desire and passion. Effects of red can be stimulating, exciting, motivating, attention getting and assertive and aggressive.
In lipsticks, various shades of red abound! Some of the most common shades of red lipstick are bright red, burgundy (a dark purple red), crimson (a blueish red) and scarlet (an orange red).
No matter what shade of red paints your luscious lips, you will turn heads! Enough said!

A red and blue makeup color combination looks fitting on you!
The color blue is one of trust, honesty and loyalty. Blue is sincere, reserved and quiet. The color blue denotes reliability and responsibility.
In the meaning of colors, blue relates to one-on-one communication, especially communication using the voice – speaking the truth through verbal expression. Blue is the teacher and the public speaker.
Let your eyes speak loudly when you wear blue eye shadow proudly!
Blue represents peace, calm, honesty, authority, religion and wisdom. The effects of the color blue are conservative, predictable, orderly and rigid.
Various shades of blue include pale blue, sky blue, azure blue and dark blue.
Look lively and lovely when your eyes are decorated with shades of breathtaking blues!

Try this fashion tip for size: Red lips and teal eyes! A smashing look, no surprise!
Do I hear cries of joy? My, my!
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Cosmetics have been used for as long as there have been people to use them. Face painting is mentioned in the Old Testament (Book of Ezekiel 23:40) and eye shadow was used in Egyptian burials dating back to 10,000 BC. The word “cosmetae” was first used to describe Roman slaves whose duty was to bathe men and women in perfume.
Don’t bat an eyelash when someone tells you that you wear the blue and red cosmetic color combination with mounds of sass and major class!
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Eye Shadow Application: Eye shadow can be applied in a wide variety of ways depending on the desired look and formulation. Typically application is done using your fingers or makeup brushes. The most important aspect of applying eye shadow, and all makeup, is blending well. For a soft, beautiful blue eye shadow combination, apply pale blue with dark blue highlights, or gray blue eye shadow with baby blue colored mascara. Play around with your shades of blue for eyes that someone else can never outdo!
Lipstick Application: Lipsticks can be applied straight from the tube, and swiped over your upper and lower lip. Lip glosses can be swept on with your fingertip or an application brush. For a sensational, sensual mouth, line your mouth with a lip liner the same color as or near color of your lipstick. If you want a wet, glossy look, go with lip gloss. For a more dry look, a matte lipstick will work splendidly!
Whatever your preference, whatever your choice, shades of blue eye shadows worn with racy red lips gives you a strong fashion voice!


Bountiful blue eye shadow and ruby red lips for a makeup color combination that is bold, bright and hip!
“I truly must say that your radiant face makeup has made my day.”
“Yes, with your eyes painted blue and your lips rosy red I feel a spinning in my head.”
“The loveliness and the allure of your face takes my breath away.”
“I don’t suppose you want to give your incredible beauty secret away?”
“My makeup speaks for itself. I have nothing else to say.”
“So if I apply blue and red color combos to my eyes and lips I’ll match your face?”
“No, you’ll have your own lovely look. We’ll all win the fashion race!”
Ah, a blue and red makeup color combination – you have fantastic taste!
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Nancy Mangano is an American fashion journalist and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series, A Passion for Prying and Murder Can Be Messy. Visit Nancy on her author website http://www.nancymangano.com, Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano, her fashion magazine Strutting in Style! at http://www.struttinginstyle.com, and her Facebook fan page Nancy Mangano https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nancy-Mangano/362187023895846