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All glamour girls know that one secret to a perfect makeup job is applying just the right amount of concealer and foundation to your face. Both concealer and foundation are used to make the skin appear more uniform in color and blemish free. Generally, concealers are more heavily pigmented than foundations, and can be used alone, or applied underneath a light coat of foundation.

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Although concealers and foundations add a gorgeous glow to your skin when applied correctly, if applied too heavily and the cosmetics don’t match your skin tone, they can turn into makeup that cakes up! So how do you apply the perfect amount of concealer and foundation that makes your skin look youthful and near makeup free?

How to Avoid Makeup Cake Face:

1. Do not apply a thick foundation over your entire face. Foundation is meant to even out your skin tone, but when applied it should be almost invisible. Dot concealer on any ruddy or blemished areas, then cover up uneven spots like the cheeks, around the nose and the chin with foundation.
2. As we age our skin tends to lose moisture. This can lead to makeup cake face. Keep your skin as moisturized as possible by drinking lots of water and applying a moisturizing cream to your face underneath the concealer and foundation.
3. Apply a foundation primer. Foundation primers settle into your pores, fine lines and wrinkles and even out blemishes so that your foundation glides on smoothly.
4. Make sure your concealer and foundation match your skin tone.

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If you crave perfect skin but don’t feel like your at home makeovers match professional beauty makeovers like you see on television and magazine covers, contact Mobile Styles! Simply download the Mobile Styles on demand health and beauty app and hire the perfect professional hair and makeup stylist to apply your concealer and foundation to the level of makeup heaven that you desire. Use promo code lookbook18nm for a $50.00 discount off your first professional makeup job.

Let Mobile Styles experts turn your face into regal royalty by masking dark circles, age spots, large pores and other small blemishes, making your face oh so lovely and gorgeous for the world to see!

Put a flawless makeup job and a smile on your face by booking a Mobile Styles pro who will come directly to you, allowing you to be pampered in elegant style and avoid the traffic rat race!

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To learn more about Mobile Styles visit their website at www.mobilestyles.com You may also follow Mobile Styles on Facebook, Instagram and SnapChat.

Nancy Mangano is an American beauty/fashion/style influencer, fashion journalist, screenwriter and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series. Visit Nancy on her global online fashion/style/beauty magazine Strutting in Style! at http://www.struttinginstyle.com, her Facebook page Nancy Mangano at  https://www.facebook.com/nancymmangano/  Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano and her author website http://www.nancymangano.com

 

Anyone who has ever had a professional foot massage knows they feel wonderful. There is something about getting your feet rubbed and pampered that is relaxing, rejuvenating and restoring to your mental and physical health. On top of that, having your toenails painted and decorated adds pizzazz and glamour to your princess toes and feet.

A pedicure is a cosmetic treatment of the feet and toenails, normally done for aesthetic and therapeutic purposes. Pedicures are popular throughout the world, particularly for women, but are gaining popularity with men as well.

Both professional and do-it-yourself pedicures feel oh so extra sweet! An extra special foot treat!

For those of you that crave a pleasant pedicure, yet don’t have the time or pocketbook to visit a salon, do-it-yourself (DIY) pedicures are fun, easy and invigorating!

How to Give Yourself a Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Pedicure:

  1. Buff your feet when dry, not wet, and use a foot file on the heels, balls of the feet and the edges of the toes.
  2. Fill a large bowl with warm water and a reviving soak solution. Soak the feet for approximately 10 minutes.
  3. Massage your feet with a foot scrub to get rid of dead skin, then rinse.
  4. Dry your feet and gently push back the cuticles of your toes with a Qtip or cuticle cream.
  5. Cut, file and shape your toenails to your desired length and shape.
  6. Massage your clean feet with a rich foot lotion.
  7. If you wish to paint your toenails, wipe away any excess foot lotion and apply a clear base coat of nail polish to your toes.
  8. Polish the toenails with the color(s) of your choice. Add jewels, stones, etc. if preferred.
  9. Apply a top coat of clear nail polish to add shimmer and shine to your toenails, and to prevent the nail polish from chipping.

Wahlah, an at home pedicure is that easy to do for you!

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Pedicure Tip: Although fashion is a unique choice, I prefer manicures and pedicures where the nail polish on the fingernails is the same color as the nail polish on the toes. Of course, it is an individual preference and not everyone agrees with me. If you prefer a French manicure on your fingernails and blue or black nail polish on your toes, then go for it! Your hands, your feet, your preference. Anything goes!

Pedicure Fun Fact: People have been pedicuring their nails for more than 4,000 years. In southern Babylonia, noblemen used solid gold tools to give themselves manicures and pedicures. The use of fingernail polish can be traced back even further. Originating in China in 3000 BC, nail color indicated one’s social status: royal fingernails were painted black and red. Ancient Egyptians have been manicuring all the way back to 2300 BC.

 

Popular Tools and Nail Cosmetics:

  1. Acetone
  2. Cotton Balls
  3. Cuticle Cream
  4. Cuticle Pusher or Cuticle Nipper
  5. Foot Bath
  6. Lotion
  7. Nail Buffer
  8. Nail File
  9. Orangewood Sticks
  10. Toenail Clippers
  11. Toe Spacers

Pedicure Fun Fact: Pedicures take approximately 45 minutes to an hour. Much longer if you want to soak your tired, aching feet in a hot water bowl or shower for over an hour! Refreshing!

Pamper your feet with a pleasing pedicure!

“I simply adore your baby blue toenail polish and the toe rings that you have on.”

“Massaging and decorating my feet and toes feels relaxing and soothing all day long.”

“The matching baby blue polish on your fingernails is striking to see.”

“The bedazzled ornaments on my pinkie fingers are oh so beautiful to me.”

“You clearly care about the appearance of your hands and your feet.”

“Looking at my own creative nail art and footwork is a real treat!”

Slip your gorgeous, perfectly pedicured feet into summer sandals for a hot, sizzling look that turns up the heat!

Nancy Mangano is an American beauty/fashion/style influencer, fashion journalist, screenwriter and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series. Visit Nancy on her global online fashion/style/beauty magazine Strutting in Style! at http://www.struttinginstyle.com, her Facebook page Nancy Mangano at  https://www.facebook.com/nancymmangano/  Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano and her author website http://www.nancymangano.com

 

 

 

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Whether you adore a snowy winter wonderland or you’re more built for fun under the sun, the time has come when everyone is getting their bathing suit beach-body on. No longer will you be able to hide your true physique under layered clothing and heavy jackets. So, here are some easy-to-do tips to get ready for warmer weather. It’s time to tone up, shape up, and fire up your energy, stamina, and body.

1. Drink Lots of Water (Hydrate) – Drinking water helps you think, focus, and concentrate. Water also promotes weight loss, flushes out toxins, improves skin complexion, boosts the immune system, relieves headaches, and makes your mood better.

2. Healthy Eating: Eat a healthy diet consisting of proteins, carbohydrates, healthy fats, vitamins, and minerals.

3. Exercise (Not a dirty word) – Exercise is good for the heart, the mind, and the spirit. It rejuvenates and revitalizes your mood and energy level.

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Exercises that Will Help Tone Your Body and Flit Away Flab:

Stability Ball Chest Press – Sit on a stability ball, holding a 5 to 8-pound weight in each hand. Slowly walk forward and roll the ball under your body, until only your head and shoulders are supported. Repeat 12-15 reps.

Single Leg Lift and Row – Stand with the left foot in front of the right foot, hold a 5 to 8-pound weight in your right hand, keeping your arms by your sides. Lean forward, and raise the right foot off the ground. Extend the weight toward the ground, then raise it to your hip. Repeat on the left side.

Push-Ups – If you prefer men’s push-ups, extend your body face down with the toes of your feet and the palm of your hands on the ground, keeping your legs and torso off the floor. Using your arms, move your body up and down, bending your elbows. For women’s push-ups, rest your knees on the floor, keeping your torso off the ground. Using your arms, move your body up and down, bending your elbows.

Aren’t you a cutie, you bathing suit beach-body beauty?

Sometimes last minute makeovers are the most fun to do. Why not contact Mobile Styles and let them transform you? It’s a sure win for you!

With summer approaching and beach days near, you can be fit, toned, and healthy with nothing to fear. While you’re at it, why not develop a healthy eating and exercise plan and stay in tip-top shape all year?

To learn more about Mobile Styles, download the Mobile Styles app on your mobile device or visit their website at mobilestyles.com!

Rock your fabulous, glorious, bathing suit beach-body on!

Soak up the LA sun looking healthy and glam. Pure fun!

Nancy Mangano is an American beauty/fashion/style influencer, fashion journalist, screenwriter and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series. Visit Nancy on her global online fashion/style/beauty magazine Strutting in Style! at http://www.struttinginstyle.com, her Facebook page Nancy Mangano at  https://www.facebook.com/nancymmangano/  Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano and her author website http://www.nancymangano.com

 

Beautifully manicured hands and fingernails look luscious and lovely! Our hands are seen and noticed by people all day long, and as all glamour girls know, manicures and decorative nail art not only looks aesthetically pleasing, but helps to keep your hands soft and your fingernails strong.

Whether your nail preference is acrylic nails or your own natural nails, it’s a fact that eventually all nails break, and often at the worst time. A broken nail is a flaw to your magnificent nail art as much as a run in your hose can ruin the looks of your outfit. You’re way too classy for that. So what do you do when you experience the sudden break of a nail or two?

You book an on demand Mobile Styles professional nail artist to come to your rescue and save you.

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Have you ever wondered what causes nails to break? Brittle nails and nails lacking moisture tend to break often. Nails can also break due to a vitamin or mineral deficiency, or keeping nail polish or nail strengthener on for way too long.

So, how do you go about fixing a broken nail? For an in-home mend, you could apply a small dot of nail glue to the acrylic nail, and hope it holds until your next nail appointment. For natural nails, if the break is minor, apply a strip of nail glue to the broken area and hope it holds until the nail grows out. We all know nails grow at a slow speed, and once a natural nail is broken, even the strongest nail glue doesn’t hold for long, and we are left with short, stubby fingernails.

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Although you can give yourself a Do-It-Yourself (DIY), at home manicure, don’t you deserve the pampering and catering that a professional manicurist will do for you? You can sit back, relax, let a nail stylist massage your hands, paint your nails and add ornaments and decorative art to your nails that satisfies you to your heart’s desire. Select pretty pink polish, purple, red or blue. Whatever color(s) cheers you up and looks sexy and stunning on you!

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For a professional manicure that’s out of this world, download the on demand Mobile Styles app and book an appointment with excellent, trained nail artists. The pros will come straight to you within an hour of your booking time. The best part? No more unsightly, broken nails as Mobile Styles will save you in the knick of time! Ah, your hands and fingernails will look truly sublime.

Use promo code: lookbook18nm for a $50.00 discount on your Mobile Styles appointment.

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In addition to downloading the Mobile Styles app:
Visit the Mobile Styles website at www.mobilestyles.com
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/mobilestylesapp/
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/mobilestylesapp/

Nancy Mangano is an American beauty/fashion/style influencer, fashion journalist, screenwriter and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series. Visit Nancy on her global online fashion/style/beauty magazine Strutting in Style! at http://www.struttinginstyle.com, her Facebook page Nancy Mangano at  https://www.facebook.com/nancymmangano/  Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano and her author website http://www.nancymangano.com

 

 

It’s no secret that beauty and fashion divas and consumers are some of the most loyal customers who will go to great lengths to ensure they are purchasing the best beauty products on the market. Good news for all beauty enthusiasts! Fabulous beauty products that work wonders don’t have to be expensive products.

In today’s social media world, beauty gurus have many beauty blogger sites available to them with cosmetics and beauty product information. As a diehard beauty/style/fashion blogger and beauty social media influencer, I have put together a list of the 15 beauty products that define 2018 and are worthy of finding their way into your cosmetic bag and medicine cabinet!

NYX Professional Lipstick Kits: Perfect for all lips. NYX lipsticks are lustrous with a magnificent stay on power hour by hour.

Petroleum Jelly: Petroleum jelly is a must have for all beauty routines. From removing makeup to softening skin, petroleum jelly is a sure win.

Multipurpose Mist: Revitalize your skin with a dewy mist. Just a spray away from looking tired to appearing energized and refreshed.

Soothing Skin Lotion: No matter how soft your skin is, we all need skin lotion. Hydrate and revitalize the skin that you’re in.

Argan Oil Styling Conditioner: Argan oil styling conditioners work wonders on your hair, detangles, controls frizz, and strengthens your hair. Damage controlled!

Makeup Brushes: Applying makeup with the proper set and sizes of makeup brushes is key to a flawless finish on your face. Soft brushes will glide over your sensitive skin with no irritation.

Rose Colored Blush: No matter your preference for the brand, every beauty diva needs blush on hand. A rose color will never do you wrong to add just the right amount of health and vitality to your face and help define your cheekbones.

Eyebrow Definer: Shape, color, and make your eyebrows stand out. Besides your eyelashes, your eyebrows help highlight and bring your facial features out.

Twilight Bath Bomb: Twilight bath bombs are relaxing bath enhancers with lavender oil to de-stress your mind and body and soften your bath water, thereby softening your skin.

Glitter Eyeshadow: Glimmering, glitter eyeshadows are a gem of a deal. Bring bedazzling elegance to your eyes no matter your eyes’ color or size.

L’Oreal Revitalift Moisturizing Cream: For soft, wrinkle-free skin, L’Oreal Revitalift Moisturizing Cream is a dream come true. Perfect for all beauty divas like you.

Hair Shine/Gloss: If you ever wonder how celebrities get hair shiny enough to sparkle in the sun, spray on hair shine/gloss is the answer for everyone.

Organic Leave In Hair Conditioner: For hair that is healthy, thick and gives off a luminous shine, organic leave-in hair conditioners are simply divine. Control the damage and radiate health with leave-in conditioners on your bathroom shelf.

NYX Cosmic Metals Neon, Bold Colored Lipsticks: No more sticking to safe lipstick colors like reds and pinks. Bold neon lipstick colors like blue and green make a glamour girl sure to be seen.

Coco Mademoiselle Chanel Perfume: Let’s save this classic masterpiece for last. All glamour girls wear perfume, and Coco Chanel scents give off heavenly blasts. This luxury scent never loses its glorious aroma and public appeal. It’s a real beauty steal.

The billion-dollar beauty business is never going away. For beauty besties who pay attention to their purse strings, excellent beauty products at affordable prices are here to stay. Bring out your inner glamour girl every day!

Nancy Mangano is an American beauty/fashion/style influencer, fashion journalist, screenwriter and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series. Visit Nancy on her global online fashion/style/beauty magazine Strutting in Style! at http://www.struttinginstyle.com, her Facebook page Nancy Mangano at  https://www.facebook.com/nancymmangano/  Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano and her author website http://www.nancymangano.com

 

Let’s face it, no matter how much you love life and live it with gusto, all of us at times need to take a break from it all and just slow down. When you’re overloaded with family, work and other obligations and responsibilities, a little at home “me” time is exactly what you need to revitalize your weary, stressed out bones.

So what do you do to pass the time over a weekend when you’ve chosen to stay indoors? Through either rain or shine, pampering yourself, challenging yourself and/or simply shutting down can work wonders to recharge your batteries: mind, body and spirit. Be it through good food and wine, and yes, even going on a house cleaning frenzy, here are 10 stay at home ways to relax and unwind from the daily grind.

Ramp Up Your Yoga and Exercise Routine: Physical exercise not only passes the time, but makes you feel good, healthy and confident with yourself both during and after your workout. Yoga is a great way to lower your stress, meditate more, and bring your anxiety and frustration level down to zero.

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Read a Great Book: Much like watching an excellent movie or TV sitcom, reading a juicy or entertaining novel can take you into an enchanted world that erases every form of your own stress and anxiety away. You are transformed into the story and time passes by quickly. Think spicy romance novels!

Treat Yourself to a Mobile Styles Beauty Makeover: Experimenting and playing with makeup is fun, even if you aren’t a girly girl. Cosmetics and makeup allows you to define your features, add depth and dimension to your face and build your confidence. Everyone looks pleasing and pretty with a great makeup job. Better yet, contact Mobile Styles and let a trained beauty professional come directly to you, in the privacy of your own home. Invite some friends, relax with a glass of wine, and let Mobile Styles professional stylists make your faces glisten and shine! Download the Mobile Styles app or visit their website at www.mobilestyles.com Get your makeup glam on!

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Either Binge on Social Media or Disconnect From Social Media: If you are on overload and you need a break from all things social media, shut down your phone and take a breather from your favorite social media sites. If you need some “me” time but still want to see what’s going on in the world, sometimes surfing the internet and other social media sites is both fun and mindless pleasure. If this is how you feel, then by all means, lose yourself in social media and play away.

Order Delicious Take Out Food and Feed Your Inner Foodie: Yes, even healthy eaters need to splurge once in awhile. Treat yourself to a yummy meal of fast food or vegan or whatever your preference. Top the meal off with a sinful dessert that’s out of this world and don’t count calories. An occasional to-die-for meal and scrumptious dessert once in awhile won’t hurt you. In fact, it might do your body and mind good!

Paint and Decorate Your Nails: We all love a great manicure! Nail art is playful, youthful, fun and decorative. Either cater to yourself with a do it yourself, at home manicure or download the Mobile Styles app and book a professional nail artist to come to your home and take your hands to gorgeous, “hand model” levels!

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Tackle a Difficult Jigsaw Puzzle: Putting together a jigsaw puzzle provides you with the same benefits as coloring: you relax, your mind blocks out all negative thoughts as you concentrate on your project and when you finish, you are proud of your accomplishments. A final creative masterpiece!

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Clean Closets or the House: Okay, I know some of you are saying wait, I need a relaxing weekend, not a dreaded weekend. Believe it or not, cleaning can make you feel useful, productive and happy. A good cleaning provides you exercise, an obtainable goal and a happy ending: organized closets and a clean house. Removing dirt, clutter and unwanted items will make you feel lighter and satisfied, not to mention you’ll see the results of your accomplishments immediately!

Treat Yourself to a Fabulous Facial: We all adore soft, blemish free, beautiful skin. Whether you are male or female, everyone cares about the skin they are in. Take care of your skin with a do it yourself or a Mobile Styles fabulous, fantastic facial.

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Movie Night/Game Night: Invite your closest friends, people that are upbeat and fun to be around. Binge watch your favorite movies and/or television shows, or play games all night long. Party until the wee hours of the morning, and sleep the following day, all day long! This will revive you to feeling mentally and physically alert and strong. An equal amount of play and rest will bring you back to your emotional best!

Wahlah. Your weekend at home has ended and it’s back to the daily grind. You have nothing to fear. Your exhaustion has disappeared! You feel refreshed, ready to tackle the world and simply divine!

Treat yourself to a stay at home weekend doing whatever you desire! A surefire way to ignite your inner fire!

Nancy Mangano is an American beauty/fashion/style influencer, fashion journalist, screenwriter and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series. Visit Nancy on her global online fashion/style/beauty magazine Strutting in Style! at http://www.struttinginstyle.com, her Facebook page Nancy Mangano at  https://www.facebook.com/nancymmangano/  Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano and her author website http://www.nancymangano.com