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Most everyone enjoys their days looking their best and traveling in style. The stress and strain of everyday life is easier to handle when you feel great and know that you’re impeccably put together from head to toe. The problem is that most of us don’t have enough hours in the day to spend much time on glamouring ourselves up. Let the entire process of “getting ready” be relaxing, rewarding and rejuvenating.

Mobile Styles to the rescue!

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Make your day with a magical Mobile Styles makeover!

Mobile Styles is an on demand health and beauty app that you can download on any mobile device. Mobile Styles saves you time and money by blending beauty and technology together to help you become the glamour gal or guy that you are or long to be!

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Mobile Styles professionals have created personalized “look books” to display their craft, allowing you to browse through the app to find the perfect health and beauty experts that meet your needs and can work with your busy schedule. Mobile Styles stylists bring you fashion and style that travels anywhere!

You work hard for your money…spend your cash wisely and get glitzed and glammed the easy way with Mobile Styles professionals to get you ready for your day!

Mobile Styles services include barbers, estheticians, hair stylists, makeup artists, massage therapists, nail artists and wax specialists. Health and beauty for those of you that are on the go to make you look gorgeous and energized from head to toe.

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You deserve a break. Sit back and let Mobile Styles take you on a pamper ride. You’re worth it!

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Book an appointment with Mobile Styles using promo code lookbook18nm and receive $50.00 off your first glamour session.

To learn more about Mobile Styles visit their website at www.mobilestyles.com. Follow Mobile Styles on Facebook, Twitter 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

 

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. In my fashion and beauty opinion, the two cosmetic items that are most important to add glamour, allure and magic to the face are mascara and lipstick! If you can only choose two makeup items to put in your cosmetic bag, choose those two and your fabulous face will thank you.

Long, thick, luscious eyelashes area a sign of health and beauty. Long, thick eyelashes not only look beautiful, but they draw out the appeal and allure of your eyes. Your eyelashes are to your eyes what a fabulous frame is to a picture; they highlight the overall look.

An eyelash is one of the hairs that grows at the edge of the eyelid. Eyelashes protect the eye from debris and perform some of the same functions as whiskers do on a cat or mouse, in the sense that they are sensitive to being touched, thus providing a warning that an object (dust, hair, etc.) is near the eye, which then closes reflexively.

Items needed to capture the essence and glamour of long, heathy eyelashes are mascara, an eyelash brush and if preferred, an eyelash curler. If you do use an eyelash curler, don’t press and close the grips too hard, as this can cause eyelashes to pull out.

Mascara Fun Fact: Mascara is a cosmetic commonly used to enhance the eyelashes. Mascara darkens, thickens, lengthens and helps to define the eyelashes. Mascara is available in three forms (liquid, cake, cream), and most contain the basic ingredients of oils, waxes and preservatives.  The thicker the coats of mascara applied, the thicker and more full your eyelashes will look.

For the most dramatic eyelash look of all, jet black mascara outdoes them all. However, colored mascara can be fun to experiment with and wear when you’re feeling unique, magical and whimsical!

Tips for Growing Long, Lush, Healthy Eyelashes:

  1. Vitamin E, Iron, Vitamin B12 – Just like your body, hair needs protein, iron and Vitamin B12 to stay strong and healthy. Vitamin E acts as an antioxidant that adds to healthy hair growth. Eyelashes are hair, so they need to be fed nutrients just like the hair on your head.
  2. Biotin (Vitamin H) – Promotes hair growth, texture and thickness.
  3. Petroleum Jelly – If you remove your mascara before you go to sleep, then apply petroleum jelly to your bare eyelashes and leave on overnight while you sleep, this will help your eyelashes to grow faster, thicker and stronger.
  4. Castor Oil/Olive Oil – These oils help to promote hair growth.
  5. Enriched Mascara – Many mascaras that are available for purchase today include lash boosting serums, botanicals and pro-vitamin enriched formulas.

Bat your eyes in lovely, long eyelashes!

Long eyelashes are considered a sign of beauty in many cultures. Did you know that you can enhance your eyelashes artificially, either by applying false eyelashes or using eyelash extensions? Permanent eyelash tints have also become a popular procedure provided in many salons. It is also possible to get eyelash transplants, which are similar in nature to hair transplantation done on the head. Since the eyelash hair is transported from the head, the new eyelashes will continue to grow.

Eyelash Fun Fact: The invention of the photograph and motion picture launched mascara’s popularity and usage in the United States. Motion pictures advertised a new standard of beauty and sex appeal. Famous actresses of the classic cinema era, such as Theda Bara, Pola Negri, Clara Bow, Greta Garbo, Marlene Dietrich, Bette Davis and Jean Harlow depended heavily on dramatic mascara applications for their glamorized appearances, which the mainstream public began to mimic.

Today, mascara is often used on a daily basis around the world. In 2016 alone, U.S. consumers spent 335.6 million dollars on the top ten leading mascara brands.

Yes, beauty is a billion dollar business!

For the animal lovers out there, eyelashes, being hair, are found on mammals. Camels have eyelashes that are remarkably long and thick. Horses and cows have long eyelashes also. Inherited eyelash problems are common in some breeds of dogs and horses. Not much different than people!

Eyelash Fun Fact: The average eyelash takes about seven to eight weeks to grow back if pulled out, and constant pulling may lead to permanent damage, stunting hair growth.

Eyelashes bedazzling and beguiling being lush, lovely, luxurious and long are truly a fashion and beauty bomb!

“Baby, baby, baby, bat your lovely, lush, long eyelashes at me.”

“I’m flattered you’re admiring my luxurious eyelashes, you see.”

“Are your eyelashes naturally that long, or could your lashes be fake?”

“These are my own lashes coated with mascara. Black mascara takes the cake.”

“Your extra long lashes add to the allure, appeal and attractiveness of your eyes.”

“Yes. The longer the lashes, the larger your eyes appear in size.”

Long Eyelashes: A true beauty masterpiece!

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

 

 

 

 

Hairstyles can make or break a look, and a popular hair do that never goes out of style is the braid. A braid is a complex structure or pattern formed by interlacing three or more strands of flexible material such as textile yarns, wire and of course, hair! Compared with the process of weaving, which usually involves two separate, perpendicular groups of strands (warp and weft), a braid is usually long and narrow, with each component strand functionally equivalent in zigzagging forward through the overlapping mass of the others.

In other words, completed braids resemble a criss-cross hair pattern!

Popular Types of Braids:

  1. Box Braids: Hair braids which are characterized by boxy or square shaped hair divisions. They are typically created by adding synthetic braiding hair. This hairstyle is a means of protective styling.
  2. Cornrows: An ancient traditional African style of hair grooming, in which the hair is braided very close to the scalp, using an underhand, upward motion to produce a continuous, raised row. Cornrows are often formed in simple, straight lines.
  3. Crochet Braids: Also known as latch hook braids, this braiding hair type involves crocheting synthetic hair extensions to a person’s natural hair with a latch hook or crochet hook.
  4. Fishtail Braids: Also known as the Herringbone, this braid includes a weaving of separate strands where the finished braid resembles the tail/bones look of a fish.
  5. French Braids: This braid includes three sections of hair that are braided together from the crown of the head to the nape of the neck.
  6. Standard Braids: Two or three sections of hair are overlapped, creating the standard, twisted braid.

Happening types of hair braids that are easy to be made!

Braid Fun Fact: The oldest known reproduction of hair braiding may go back about 30,000 years; the Venus of Willendorf, now known in academia as the Woman of Willendorf, is a female figurine estimated to have been made between about 28,000 and 25,000 BC. It has been disputed whether or not she wears braided hair or some sort of woven basket on her head. The Venus of Brassempouy is estimated to be about 25,000 years old and shows a braided hairstyle.

The braided hairstyle began growing in popularity around the world. During the Bronze Age and Iron Age many peoples in the Near East, Asia Minor, Caucasus, East Mediterranean, North Africa, Ancient Egyptians, Ancient Greeks, Babylonians, Amorites, Hittites, Mitanni, Israelites, Persians, Medes, Chaldeans, Armenians, and more are depicted in art with braided hair.

Long or short, here to there, look spectacular and splendid with braided hair!

Braiding is traditionally a social art. Because of the time it takes to braid hair, people have often taken time to socialize while braiding and having their hair braided. It began with elders making simple knots and braids for younger children. Older children watched and learned from them, started practicing on younger children, and eventually learned the traditional braid designs. This carried on a tradition of bonding between elders and the new generation.

Cornrow Braids Fun Fact: Depending on the region of the world, cornrows are often worn by men and women and are often adorned with beads or cowry shells. Cornrows are easy maintenance, as rows can be left in for weeks at a time if maintained through careful washing of hair and regular oiling of the scalp.

Braid Not So Fun Fact: Braids pulled too tight or worn for considerable lengths of time can cause a type of hair loss known as traction alopecia.

Crochet Braids Fun Fact: While crochet braids are a hybrid of traditional braids, they’re considered to be more similar to weaves. The natural hair can be twisted or braided, but is most commonly styled into cornrows before affixing the synthetic hair. Using a latch hook or crochet hook, the synthetic hair (in the form of loose bulk) is then attached. Parts of the hair extensions are grabbed by the hook and pulled through the underside of each cornrow, working from the front of the hair to the back at a 90 degree angle.

Whether your braid preference is box, crochet, cornrow, fishtail, standard or French, no matter which braid you step out in, be assured you and your hair will look and feel your best!

Braid Fun Fact: The Dutch braid and the Fishtail braid are both variations of the gorgeous French braid!

“The length of your hair is spectacular, it goes almost to the floor.”

“Shorter haircuts are beautiful also, sometimes less is more.”

“I see you braided your hair; it must have taken hours to do.”

“A professional hair stylist made my braid; I sat in a chair, she made the do.”

“The type of braid is exquisite with a different braided look than I know.”

“This here is the fishtail braid. When I walk it swings too and fro.”

Braids: A trendy, well known hairstyle that works every time…mile to mile!

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 makes no difference if your hair length preference is long or short, there is no denying that sleek, silky, straight hair looks fabulous! Lustrous, smooth, straight hair frames all face shapes and wears well with all types of clothing and garments. Even hats!

What exactly is this “hair” that we all love and crave and spend so much time washing, drying, styling and cutting? Hair is a protein filament that grows from follicles found in the dermis. Hair is one of the defining characteristics of mammals. The human body, apart from areas of glabrous skin, is covered in follicles which produce thick terminal and fine vellus  hair. Most common interests in hair is focused on hair growth, hair types and hair care, but hair is also an important biomaterial primarily composed of protein, notably alpha-keratin.

Curls are glorious and represent a girl with her sugar and spice, but straight, sensuous, sexy hair always looks nice!

For a knock-out look that will bang one out of the park, wispy or blunt bangs worn with straight hair look youthful, playful and fabulous!

Hair Fun Fact: The word “hair” usually refers to two distinct structures: the hair follicle (the part beneath the skin), and the hair shaft, which is the hard filamentous part that extends above the skin surface. Hair fibers have a structure consisting of several layers, starting from the outside: the cuticle, the cortex and the medulla.

Each and every strand of hair is made up of the cuticle, cortex and medulla.

Silky straight hair, when flowing down the back, can cause an eye popping, alluring heart attack! Sheer straight beauty.

How do you obtain straight hair, especially if your hair tends to be naturally wavy or curly?

Three Ways to Straighten Your Hair:

  1. Using a hot iron or flat iron
  2. Using a blow dryer or hair dryer
  3. Using natural ways

Hot irons work well because they provide heat, and heat acts as a hair straightener. If you take small sections of your hair, and run the hot/flat iron down each section from the scalp to the ends, your hair will obtain the silky straight texture that you are trying to create.

Hair dryers and blow dryers work much the same way. If you take a sturdy, good styling brush and place the blow dryer on your roots, then take the brush the entire way down to your ends, keeping the blow dryer moving along with the brush, your hair will automatically straighten. This is why if your hair is damp and wavy, applying heat from the blow dryer and continually brushing the hair, the waves will be removed.

For cost effective flat irons and blow dryers that work magical hair wonders, why not try one of these items?

KIPOZI Professional Titanium Flat Iron Hair Straightener with Digital LCD Display ,Dual Voltage,Instant Heat Up(1.75 inch wide,black)

Magnifeko 1875W Professional Hair Dryer with Ionic Conditioning – Powerful, Fast Hairdryer Blow Dryer – 2 Speeds, 3 Heat Settings

For hair that is sure to mesmerize and illuminate, go straight!

Straight Hair Fashion Tip: For those of you with brittle or damaged hair, you can still obtain glamorous, silky, straight tresses naturally! Good news!

WAYS TO STRAIGHTEN YOUR HAIR NATURALLY:

  1. Brush wet hair until it dries.
  2. Wrap wet hair tightly. You can wrap your wet hair in a silk scarf and sleep on it to reduce frizz.
  3. Roll your hair. This works with large rollers. Let your hair dry completely before you remove the rollers, then brush.
  4. Ponytails. Divide damp hair into two low ponytails, then add additional elastics every inch or so down the ponytail to hold the hair together. When the hair is dry, remove the ponytails and elastic. Brush to straighten.
  5. Twist hair into a bun. Wrap damp hair into a bun and don’t cover…let your hair air dry, the brush out.

To all of these methods, add a few drops of sweet almond or coconut oil to tame frizz and smooth out the look. For selfie or magazine ready hair, spray hair gloss over the hair. Beautiful, alluring and easy hair care!

Straight hair is chic, stylish, trendy and classy, for a head of hair that mixes sweet school girl with savvy and sassy!

Four Types of Hair Classifications:

  1. Straight Hair
  2. Wavy Hair
  3. Curly Hair
  4. Kinky Hair

Whatever your natural hair type, yes, attractive all, even kinky, wavy and curly hair can be styled for a straight fall.

Sleek, straight hair for the long and short of it!

“Your hair is so straight and soft. May I run my fingers through your tresses?”

“You can look but don’t touch. Would you want me pawing all your dresses?”

“I would think hair that straight would look thin, but your hair is thick and full.”

“My hair is also chic, shiny and glimmering….never breaking, dry or dull.”

“Is your hair naturally straight or do you style it to fall luxuriously straight down?”

“I use a flat iron strand by strand for a hairstyle that works in business and around town.”

Straight Hair: A classic hairstyle that needs no explanation…either for the long or short of it!

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The color orange is a fun color! Bright, neon and noticeable! Orange is the color between yellow and red on the spectrum of visible light. With its enthusiasm for life, the color orange relates to adventure and risk-taking, inspiring physical confidence, competition and independence. Orange creates a look of sheer movement and always being on the go.
Fast…revved….radiant, the color orange!

Orange Fun Fact: The orange colors of carrots, pumpkins, sweet potatoes, oranges and many other fruits and vegetables comes from carotene, a type of photosynthetic pigment. These pigments convert the light energy that the plants absorb from the sun into chemical energy from the plants’ growth. Similarly, the hues of autumn leaves are from the same pigment after chlorophyll is removed.
Orange Color Psychology: In Europe and America, surveys show that orange is the color most associated with amusement, the unconventional, extroverts, warmth, fire, energy, activity, danger, taste and aroma. The color orange radiates warmth and happiness, combining the physical reaction of red and the mental reaction of yellow.
Step out wrapped in the glorious orange color and lift your mood sky high! Give orange clothing a try!

Positive Keywords for the Color Orange:

  1. Sociable
  2. Optimistic
  3. Enthusiastic
  4. Cheerful
  5. Self-Confident
  6. Independent
  7. Flamboyant
  8. Extroverted
  9. Uninhibited
  10. Adventurous
  11. Risk-Taker
  12. Creative Flair
  13. Warm Hearted
  14. Agreeable
  15. Informal

Offset your fall/winter wardrobe with radiant orange!

Do you want to make a splash on the red carpet? Then forget dressing in red and strut your sensual stuff in opulent orange!
Variations of the Color Orange:

  1. Amber
  2. Burnt Orange
  3. Dark Orange
  4. Golden Orange
  5. Mango
  6. Peach
  7. Tangerine

Orange Fun Fact: The color psychology of orange is optimistic, bright and uplifting, rejuvenating our spirit. In fact, orange is so magnetic and mood changing that we should all find ways to use orange in our everyday life. The best way? Through the clothes you wrap your precious self in…all the way to the pen or pencil that you use.
Orange can truly change a bad mood and bring a better attitude!


Orange Fun Fact: The color orange is named after the appearance of the ripe orange fruit. The first recorded use of ‘orange’ as a color name in English was in 1512, in a will now filed with the Public Record Office.
In Europe and America, the colors orange and yellow are the colors most associated with amusement, frivolity and entertainment. In this regard, orange is the exact opposite of its complimentary color, blue. Blue is the color of reflection and calm.
Dress in orange for off the charts excitement, glamour and youthful fun! Be the fashion fabulous one!


Whether you’re dressed in all orange, orange and black, or orange and white, when you drape yourself in splashes of orange, you’ll always look A+ all right!
“May I say you look utterly divine dressed in your orange pantsuit and heels.”
“I adore dressing in orange…it’s amazing how stylish and fashionable it feels.”
“You are bringing the fall/autumn season in with the perfect fashion touch.”
“For this time of year, orange is my preferred color, I love wearing it so much.”
“You certainly stand out draped in bright orange and you truly caught my eye.”
“I’m glad you enjoy the sight of me when you watch me walk on by.”
Orange: Give dressing in over-the-top orange a try!

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
 
 
 
 

Whether you’re dressed to the nines in haute couture, or toned down in casual jeans and a T-shirt, accessorizing your outfit with a fashionable, eye catching hat will add to the oomph of your look and add all that!
A hat is a head covering which is worn for various reasons, often as a fashion accessory. Hats are also worn for protection against the weather, ceremonial reasons, school graduations, religious purposes and safety.  Style divas have found a way to turn practical garments into aesthetically pleasing props for centuries!

Hat Fun Fact: While there are many official records of hats before 3000 BC, hats were commonplace before that time. Archaeologists think that the Venus of Brassempouy from 26,000 years ago may depict a hat. One of the earliest known confirmed hats was worn by a bronze age man whose body (including his hat) was found frozen in a mountain between Austria and Italy, where he’d been since around 3300 BC. He was found wearing a bearskin cap with a chin strap, made of several hides stitched together, essentially resembling a Russian hat without the flaps.
One of the first pictorial depictions of a hat appears in a tomb painting from Thebes, Egypt, which shows a man wearing a conical straw hat, dated to around 3200 BC. Hats were commonly worn in ancient Egypt. Many upper class Egyptians shaved their heads, then covered their heads in a headdress intended to keep them cool.
No matter the hair, no matter the head, when covered in a gorgeous hat you’ll knock ’em dead!

Hat Fun Fact: In the first half of the 19th century, women wore bonnets that gradually became larger, decorated with ribbons, flowers, feathers and gauze trim. By the end of the century, many other styles of hats were introduced, among them hats with wide brims and flat crowns, the flower pot and the toque. By the middle of the 1920s, when women began to cut their hair short, they chose hats that hugged the head like a helmet.
Popular Styles of Hats:

  1. Ascot Cap
  2. Bonnet
  3. Baseball Cap
  4. Beanie
  5. Bearskin
  6. Beret
  7. Bowler/Derby
  8. Cricket Cap
  9. Coonskin Cap
  10. Cowboy Hat
  11. Fedora
  12. Felt
  13. Fez
  14. Hard Hat
  15. Montera
  16. Pillbox Hat
  17. Santa Hat
  18. Sombrero
  19. Straw
  20. Top Hat
  21. Toque
  22. Turban

So many hats on the market but only one head. With so may days in a year you can wear a different hat many days, and even when you go to bed!

Hat Fun Fact: Hats sizes are determined by measuring the circumference of a person’s head about 1/2 inch (1 centimeter) above the ears. Inches or centimeters may be used depending on the manufacturer. Felt hats can be stitched for a custom fit. Some hats, like hard hats and baseball caps, are adjustable. Other hats come in standard sizes, such as small, medium, large and extra large.
Traditional hat size is worked out by adding the fore and the aft side to side measurements (in inches) and then dividing by two. In the United Kingdom, an equivalent hat size is an eighth of an inch smaller than in the United States.
From felt to straw to baseball caps, highlight your head in haute hats!

Hat Fun Fact: St. Clement, the patron saint of felt hat makers, is said to have discovered wool felt when he filled his sandals with flax fibers to protect his feet, around 800 AD.
In the Middle Ages, hats for women ranged from simple scarves to elaborate hennin, and denoted social status. Structured hats for women similar to those of male courtiers began to be worn in the late 16th century. The term “milliner” comes from the Italian city of Milan, where the best quality hats were made in the 18th century. Millinery was traditionally a woman’s occupation, with the milliner not only creating hats and bonnets, but also choosing lace, trimmings and accessories to complete an outfit.
Match your hat with your clothes and shoes to strut the streets stepping out in your own fashion rules!

For a look that is sure to excite and entice, let the brim of your hat hide your eyes…sultry and nice! (Just be careful where you walk and only look down!)
Looking sensual and hot in haute couture hats!

You’ll turn heads and decorate your own head when you walk the streets highlighted with happening hats! You’re a fashion queen that’s all that!
“Well just look at that girl with the hat decorating her gorgeous head.”
“Dressed head to toe in a flashy outfit with the main color being red.”
“She has to be taken by someone…she’s too lovely to be on her own.”
“If she’s a true independent fashion diva, she has no trouble doing things alone.”
“She definitely beats to her own drum and dresses in styles that bring her joy!”
“She grabs life with gusto…whether on her own, with other women or with a boy”
Hats: For the haute couture rebel and royal goddess in all of us!

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
 
 
 

Some days you look in the mirror and you feel your face just needs a change. Nothing permanent, nothing drastic. Simply a different look. The cure? Change up the colors of your normal makeup routine.
When you look at someone’s face, you notice the eyes first and then the lips. Or, you see an overall look that stands out. In order that your face looks inviting, symmetrical and appealing, there are certain shades of eye shadows that match and complement your lipstick colors beautifully!
I would like to share my ideal eye shadow and lipstick color combinations that I feel best brings out the fine features of your face!

Perfect Eye Shadow and Lipstick Color Combinations for a Flawless, Fantastic Face:

  1. Blue eye shadows and pink lipsticks/lip glosses
  2. Brown eye shadows and coral/orange lipsticks/lip glosses
  3. Purple eye shadows and purple/lavender lipsticks/lip glosses
  4. Green eye shadows and nude lipsticks/lip glosses
  5. Gold eye shadows and red lipsticks/lip glosses

Cosmetics have been around for thousands of years. Egyptian men and women used makeup to enhance their appearance. They were very fond of eyeliner and eye shadows in dark colors including blue, red and black. Ancient Sumerian men and women were possibly the first to invent and wear lipstick, about 5,000 years ago.


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 make the wearer’s eyes stand out and 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 the eyes. Eye shadow comes in many different colors and textures and is usually made from a powder and mica, but can also be found in liquid, pencil, cream and mousse form.
Lipstick Fun Fact: Lipstick is a cosmetic product containing pigments, oils, waxes and emollients that apply color, texture and protection to the lips. Many colors and types of lipstick exist. As with most other types of makeup, lipstick is typically, but not exclusively, worn by women. Some lipsticks are also lip balms, to add color and hydration.
For a lipstick that looks dry and sultry, go with a matte lipstick. For lips that shimmer and shine with a wet look, go with a lip gloss.

Eye shadow can be applied in a wide variety of ways, depending upon the desired look and formulation. Typically application is done using fingers and brushes. Lipstick is generally applied with a brush or through a tube.

Color Fun Fact: There is no denying that colors on the face bring out warmth, beauty, and simply radiate. Color is the characteristic of human visual perception described through color categories, with names such as red, blue, yellow, green, orange and purple. This perception of color derives from the stimulation of cone cells in the human eye by electromagnetic radiation in the spectrum of light. Color categories and physical specifications of color are associated with objects through the wavelength of the light that is reflected from them. This reflection is governed by the object’s physical properties such as light absorption, emission spectra, etc.

Cosmetics Fun Fact: In the United States, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which regulates cosmetics, defines cosmetics as “intended to be applied to the human body for cleansing, beautifying, promoting attractiveness, or altering the appearance without affecting the body’s structure or functions.” This broad definition includes any material intended for use as a component of a cosmetic/makeup product. The FDA specifically excludes soap from this category.
Perfect eye shadow and lipstick color combos to cure the makeup woes!

Eye Shadow Fun Fact: Many people use eye shadow simply to improve their appearance, but it is also commonly used in theatre and plays, to create a memorable look, with bright colors. Depending on skin tone and experience, the effect of eye shadow usually brings out glamour and gains attention. Common ingredients in eye shadows consist of talc, mica, sericite, magnesium stearate, colorants and preservatives.
Lipstick Fun Fact: Throughout the early 20th century, lipstick came in a limited number of shades. Dark red was one of the most popular shades throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. In the early 1930s, Elizabeth Arden began to introduce different lipstick colors. She inspired other companies to create a variety of lipstick shades. By the 1970s, a number of cosmetic companies introduced lipsticks in more unusual colors such as light blue, frosted lime green and silver sparked navy blue. Black lipsticks became popular in the late 1970s and into the 1990s. Today? You can typically find most any color of your choice at cosmetic lipstick counters!

In addition to eye shadows and lipsticks, common cosmetics include mascara, eyeliner, foundation, blush/rouge, skin cleansers, skin lotions, shampoo, hairstyling products (gel, hair spray, etc.) perfume and cologne.
Women and all true fashion divas love their makeup! Make no mistake about it! Makeup creates the ‘wow factor’, a definite hit!

No matter the color of your eyes, the shape or the size, decorating your eyes with blue, green, brown, gold or purple eye shadow looks “the bomb.” Then go with orange, red, pink, purple or nude lipsticks, depending on the color of eye shadow that you have on!
“Your glittery gold eye shadow and your burgundy lips look striking and hot.”
“If you’re going to suggest I change up my favorite color scheme I would suggest not.”
“You look magnificent, but blue eye shadow and pink lips are a color combo I adore.”
“Those two colors of makeup certainly go together well, of that I am sure.”
“I understand why you stick with golds and reds. A sexy vixen, a screen siren!”
“I look prime in all color combinations…in all makeup shades that I put on!”
Ideal Eye Shadow and Lipstick Color Combinations: Look fantastic in whatever color scheme that you choose! Your own signature color combinations are what rules!

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/Nancy-Mangano-362187023895846/ Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano and her author website http://www.nancymangano.com
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Boho Chic is a style of fashion that draws strong on bohemian (applied to people who live unconventional, artistic lives) and hippie influences. The boho chic mode of dress has become popular in mainstream culture since the early 1990s, and although appearing to wane from time to time, has repeatedly resurfaced in varying guises. Many elements of boho chic came into fashion in the late 1960s. Flower power, flower child, flower festive!
Boho Chic can consist of layered apparel, ruffly floral skirts, boots, floppy hats, flowing materials, giving off a look of bohemian, nomadic, spirited, gypsy, sexy, youthful and delightful! Fun, flowery style!

Boho Chic Fun Fact: Boho is an abbreviation of Bohemian Homeless, self descriptive of the style. The word ‘chic’ was borrowed from the French in the late 19th century and has come to mean stylish or elegant.
The boho look, which owes much to the hippie styles that developed in the middle to late 1960s, became especially popular at actress Sienna Miller’s appearance at the Glastonbury Festival in 2004, although some of its features were apparent from photographs taken of her in October 2003, and others living in or around the postal district of W10 (North Kensington), an area of London associated with bohemian culture since the mid-1950s.


Influence and Exponents in the Forward Move of the Boho Chic Look:
Many fashionistas attribute the boho chic look to supermodel Kate Moss. In April 2004, the British born fashion writer Plum Sykes was quoted as saying of a lynx mini-top, “Very cool, very bohemian, very Kate Moss-y.” In 2006, Times fashion editor Lisa Armstrong described a plaited leather belt as a “Boho ‘Kate’ Belt.” Actress Sienna Miller carried off the boho chic look that brought it into mainstream: even in the advertisements for Chloe early in 2005, Miller was shown as if casually shopping, while she told Vogue that she had a laid-back approach to grooming, including cutting her own hair.
In 2008 the Sunday Times applied the term “real chic” to a group of “the chicest celebrities”, including Sienna Miller and actresses Julie Christie and Marion Cotillard, who “handle the glare of fame with a large dose of reality”, with Sienna Miller being described as “a professional free spirit who seems to have more fun than anyone else.”

Boho Chic: Free spirit, festive, flared, fashionable fun!
Boho Chic: A trending look that works any day of the week!

The impact of boho chic illustrated certain broader trends in what was referred to as “the way we dress now,” with fashion being increasingly dictated not by fashion houses, but by the “famous and fashion forward”, of which Kate Moss, Lindsay Lohan and Sienna Miller were exemplars. Once the public spotted these new fashions, young women weren’t prepared to wait a season for the clothes to become available in stores, and the familiar boundaries between summer wear and the garments for autumn and winter were blurred. The practice of the fashion houses meeting such high clothing demands became known as “fast fashion.”
Ramp up your boho chic fashion spirit with layered, flowing, flowery garments. A sure fire look that is sure to last!



Boho Chic: The “beat” generation meets flower power!
Boho Chic Fun Fact: By the spring of 2005, boho chic was almost ubiquitous in parts of London and was invading stores in almost every British high street. Features included floaty skirts (notably long, white skirts), furry gilets, embroidered tunics, cropped jackets, large faux-coin belts, sheepskin (UGG) boots and cowboy boots, baggy cardigan sweaters and hobo bags. Footless tights and leggings were a contributory factor in the halving of sales of stockings in Britain between 2003 and 2007.
Boho Chic is a real eye catching, fashion treat!


Boho Chic became a popular staple in childrens’ fashion trends. Many parents embraced the boho chic trends and elements to create and purchase apparel for their children. This particular trend is inspired by the casual American fashion of the late 1960s, but as the counterculture included the influence of earlier time periods in its eclectic embrace of style and personal values, it often includes hints of the Victorian, a nod to the fabrics and details of the 1940s, or an homage to the intellectuals of the 1950s.
Boho Chic: A look of free spirited, dainty, elegant and sweet!

Boho Chic, hippie chic, gypsy chic, festive chic or dainty chic, there is no doubt that the bohemian, boho look is sensationally chic!
“Your look is light and airy, ready to dance into the sunset, whimsical and fun.”
“This is my boho chic look. It works for casual, sporty and festive events, or when I’m on the run.”
“I love the long lace skirt, cowboy boots, numerous chains and the flower in your hair.”
“It seems when dressed boho chic I get many looks and compliments, people stop and stare.”
“I adore your rhinestone hair chain and the long earrings that set off the boho look.”
“I suggest you dress boho chic yourself. You’ll get sold on the garments and hooked.”
Boho Chic: Change up your signature look and be boho chic unique!

Nancy’s next book in her award winning murder mystery series, Deadly Decisions – A Natalie North Novel, available now in online and retail bookstores.
Nancy Mangano is an American fashion journalist, screenwriter and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series, A Passion for Prying, Murder Can Be Messy and Deadly Decisions – A Natalie North Novel. 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, the beauty and allure of stilettos and high heels rates tops in women’s shoes, in my foot fashion opinion. The elevated heel presents a look that is elegant, classy and makes a difference in how you feel.
A shoe is an item of footwear intended to protect and comfort the human foot while the wearer does various activities. Shoes are also used as an item of decoration and fashion! The foot fetish fashion! Although the design of shoes varies through time and from culture to culture, appearance is often tied to function. However, as is always the way with fashion and style, fashion often dictates shoe design elements (flat sole, high heels, patent leather pumps, sandals, boots, etc.).

High heeled footwear raises the heel of the wearer’s foot significantly higher than the toes. When both the heel and the toes are raised in equal amounts (wedges, platforms), it isn’t technically a high heeled shoe, however, there are high heeled platform shoes.
High Heel/Stiletto Fun Fact: High heels tend to give the aesthetic illusion of longer, more slender legs and help accentuate the calf muscles when you walk. High heels come in a wide variety of styles, and are found in many different shapes, including stiletto, pump, block, tapered, blade and wedge.
For a striking, sensual, stunning, fun shoe, only a high heel or stiletto will do!

Stiletto Fun Fact: A stiletto heel is a long, thin, high heel found on boots and shoes. The stiletto heel is named after the stiletto dagger, the phrase being first recorded in the early 1930s. A stiletto heel may vary in length from 1 inch to 10 inches or more if a platform sole is used, however, to me the true definition of a stiletto heel is a heel anywhere between 5 to 10 inches.
Stilettos, like all similar high heeled shoes, give the optical illusion of a longer, slimmer leg, a smaller foot and overall greater height. They alter the wearer’s posture and gait, flexing the calf muscles and making the bust and buttocks more prominent.
Let’s get shoe real: Stilettos and high heels give a “lift” to how you feel!


High Heel Fun Fact: According to high-fashion shoe websites like Jimmy Choo and Gucci, a low heel is considered less than 2.5 inches, while heels between 2.5 inches and 3.5 inches are considered mid heels. All heels higher than 3.5 inches are categorized as high heels. Heels from 4 to 5 inches are considered relatively high heels, while heels that measure 6 inches or more are considered extremely high heels.
Go to extreme heights in high heels that look and feel just right!
Stilettos and high heels are pleasing and sweet – giving off an aura of jewelry for feet!

High heels aren’t a modern invention. Research shows that high heels can be traced back to Ancient Egypt. In the middle of the second millennium BC, Egyptians began to frequently use high heeled sandals.
During the 16th century, European royalty, such as Catherine de Medici and Mary I of England, started wearing high heeled shoes to make them look taller and larger than life.
Brush away the cares and stress of your daily life and allow your high heels and stilettos to walk you away from your strife!


Positive Aesthetic Effects of Wearing High Heels and Stilettos:

  1. The shoe changes the angle of the foot with respect to the lower leg, which accentuates the appearance of the calves.
  2. The shoe changes a woman’s posture, requiring a more upright carriage and altering the gait in what is considered a seductive fashion.
  3. The wearer appears taller.
  4. The legs appear longer.
  5. The foot appears smaller.
  6. The toes appear shorter.
  7. The arches of the feet are elevated and bring better definition.
  8. They look absolutely gorgeous and add style, pizzazz and oomph to any outfit!


Various Types of High Heels:

  1. Cone
  2. Kitten
  3. Platform
  4. Prism
  5. Pump
  6. Puppy
  7. Spike
  8. Stiletto
  9. Spool
  10. Viennese
  11. Wedge

Walk your way into a magical sea of fabulous shoes when only a stiletto or high heeled shoe will do!
What type of heel will interest you?

High Heel Fun Fact: In terms of design, high heels can be seen with plain construction or with embellishment. Depending on the design concept, embellishment materials include leather, wood, metal chains, plastic appliques, lace and others. The majority of embellishments are for aesthetic purposes, with some adding functional support.
“I dare say, how do you walk in a heel that is so high?”
“I walk with an air of grace, I feel I can touch the sky.”
“Your high heeled shoes are lovely, they stand out from all the rest.”
“Both in looks and in height. High heels are simply the best.”
“I would try to walk in them but feel I might fall or walk with a tilt.”
“You’d be amazed at how straight your gait will be, you’ll glide like on a stilt!”
High Heels and Stilettos: Longer legs, more height, smaller feet and shorter toes. Are high heeled shoes for you? Only the fashion diva inside of you knows!

Nancy’s next book in her award winning murder mystery series, Deadly Decisions – A Natalie North Novel, available now in online and retail bookstores.
Nancy Mangano is an American fashion journalist, screenwriter and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series, A Passion for Prying, Murder Can Be Messy and Deadly Decisions – A Natalie North Novel. 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
 
 

It’s a given that colors can affect our moods. Colors appear to us in numerous forms. Man is able to perceive at least 2,000 different shades with the naked eye, and humans get 87% of our sensual impressions through a colored world.
One of the most striking colors for clothing is the neutral color of beige or nude. The other two colors categorized as neutral are white and brown. When dressing for an event, a day at the office or fun in the sun, beige/nude clothing is always in style and always works well.

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Beige Fun Fact: The color beige offers some of the warmth of the color brown and some of the crisp coolness of the color white. Though beige can be a relaxing color, there are many ways to wear beige so that the garments don’t come across as dull or boring. Add color, bling and zing with bright or neon colored accessories. Perhaps necklaces, bracelets and rings!
Colors in clothing are important in our lives as they can directly influence our well-being and mood. Each of us has a range of colors that we enjoy and become comfortable wearing. If you dress in beige/nude often, good for you. If not, why not give the neutral color a try? You can always spice up an outfit with colored accessories, shoes, handbags and jewelry.
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Color Fun Fact: It has been noted that colors can affect our health. A person’s perception of colors depends on several factors: shade; type of light (daylight or artificial – intense or dim); our general welfare; biological rhythms, etc.
Beige/Nude Fun Fact: The color beige is considered to denote dependability, flexibility and tends to run conservative. Beige is neutral, calming and relaxing. The attributes and meanings associated with the color beige can change based on other colors it accompanies.
Looking beautiful and natural dressed in neutral beige and nude tones!

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Beige/Nude clothing works in all weather temperatures and against all skin tones. If you want just a spice of beige/nude, add the elegant color through purses and shoes.
Ah, give me a dose of a beige handbag and nude glad rags to add chic glamour to myself and my closet.
Dressing in the demure yet sexy color of beige and nude tones adds warmth to our body and pizzazz to our bones!
Give me the bare bones…all girls stand out dressed in beige/nude tones!




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Words that Represent Various Shades, Tints and Values of the Color Beige:

  1. Biscuit
  2. Bone
  3. Buff
  4. Camel
  5. Cream
  6. Eggshell
  7. Ivory
  8. Off White
  9. Milk White
  10. Mushroom
  11. Nude
  12. Oatmeal
  13. Opaline
  14. Pearl
  15. Sand
  16. Tan

Lavish yourself in garments of beige and nude to set your mood! Walk with a beautiful beige attitude!
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Beige Fun Fact: A similar color to beige is ivory. Ivory is the traditional Fourteenth Wedding Anniversary gift and Pearl is the traditional Thirtieth Wedding Anniversary gift. Pearl and opal, which are shades of beige, are considered precious stones. The ivory tusks of elephants carry a high value and worth in many cultures and have long been used in the creation of fine and cosmetic jewelry.
For a look that is classy, sophisticated, high fashion and cool, wrap yourself in gorgeous garments of beige…the imperative fashion tip should be taught in school!

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From simple, to casual, to downright glamorous evening wear, step out in beige/nude clothing and toss away your cares!
“Your beige clothing blends with your skin tone. From a distance I thought you were nude.”
“Sorry if I disappointed you. My elegant outfit of beige gives me major fashion attitude.”
“Beige clothing works much like perfectly applied makeup…glamorous yet natural.”
“You are a vision of loveliness and our lighthearted chat has made me smile.”
“I decided to go all beige today, including my purse, lipstick, jewelry and shoes.”
“After seeing how splendid and sensual you look, beige clothing is the color I’ll choose.”
Beige/Nude Clothing: Who said beige is dull, boring and blah? This fashion diva gives beige/nude garments a shout out and cheer: rah rah rah!
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Nancy’s next book in her award winning murder mystery series, Deadly Decisions – A Natalie North Novel, available now in online and retail bookstores.
Nancy Mangano is an American fashion journalist, screenwriter and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series, A Passion for Prying, Murder Can Be Messy and Deadly Decisions – A Natalie North Novel. 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