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It’s time to welcome in the sizzling, wonderful, long, exciting, crazy and lazy days of summer. Summer is my favorite season and brings us vacations, a break from school, long warm days and evenings, barbeques, beaches and fun in the sun. Summer is a glorious season that is revered by most everyone.

Although many people look forward to the warmer temperatures and getting to wear fashionable summer clothing (mainly shorts, sleeveless shirts, flip flops and baby doll dresses), there are lots of people who fear and loathe putting on the dreaded bathing suit. There is a perfect remedy for you. Whether you’re walking along the sand and surf, relaxing on a sailboat or cruise ship, or merely spending time at the beach, there are numerous cute, lightweight long or short dresses that work perfectly to conceal your body, yet allow you to move freely and still enjoy the radiant sunshine.

Surf, sand and fun in the sun. There are adorable beach dresses to suit the personal fashion taste of every woman!

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For those of you that want to feel the thrill of your bare feet sinking into the sand, yet slip your body into a cool, cute dress, why not go with a sarong? A sarong is a large tube shape of material or length of fabric that is wrapped around the waist, thereby making a skirt. A sarong is generally fastened by tucking one corner of the fabric into the opposite end of the material, much like wrapping a beach towel around your waist. Sarongs can be worn with a bathing suit top, or if you prefer to cover your midriff section, a tube top or tank top. You can still enjoy the soothing effects of the sun without having to worry about a fit physique or a painful sunburn.

Some perfect dresses to wear to the beach are sarongs, maxi skirts, baby doll dresses and lightweight, cotton summer dresses. These dainty dresses are airy enough to allow you to breathe and move freely, yet they provide far more body coverage than a bathing suit.

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For those of you that prefer to enjoy the beach in a sarong, even if worn over the bathing suit you have on, there is another way to tie the sarong to ensure it stays sung and tight, not falling off while you jog the beach or play frisbee or volleyball. Once you step into the sarong, bring the upper edge above the level of your naval (the hem of the sarong should be level with your ankles), position the head of the sarong at the center of the back and folds in the excess fabric from both sides to the front center where they overlap, and then secure the sarong by rolling the upper hem down over itself.

Basically wrap and roll…and unleash the beach babe rock ‘n roller that lives inside of you.

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Who said only bathing suits should be worn to the beach? Dresses that are meant to be beachwear.

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

If you took a moment and truly contemplated fashion, one element that is definitely at the forefront is that fashion takes practical items and sews and molds them into aesthetic masterpieces. Clothing items that are meant to protect our skin from the cold and hot elements become visual and gorgeous garments, footwear to keep our feet covered turn into stunning stilettos and stockings to keep our legs warm mesh into colorful, opaque nylons. The beautiful world of fashion turns practical into pretty and pleasing.

This is also true in the area of purses and handbags. Purses originally began as small bags used for holding coins. Handbags were introduced to hold objects beyond currency, such as personal items. For the fashion forward women of today, the looks, designers and materials used to make our purses/handbags matters almost more than needing a carrier type bag to hold our daily items. In fashion, looks trump practicality every time!

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As the wonderful fashion accessory that purses/handbags are, they can be categorized according to the silhouette (shape) of the bag, as well as the type of handle. The type of bag you carry can make a difference merely by how you spend your day. Clutch bags take up one hand, whereas a shoulder strap bag can hang over your shoulder, freeing up both of your hands. My personal preference in handbags are satchel bags. Satchel bags are the perfect size, large enough to hold what I need throughout the day, but small enough that they are easy to carry. The straps of a satchel purse can be held in your hand, or draped over your arm.

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Popular Types of Purses/Handbags:

1. Baguette
2. Barrel
3. Bucket Bag
4. Clutch
5. Drawstring
6. Half-Moon
7. Hobo
8. Muff
9. Pocketbook
10. Pouch
11. Saddle Purse
12. Satchel
13. Tote

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Why not indulge in a Mobile Styles makeover to match the pretty purse or hot handbag that you carry? Another fashion tip: no matter what color outfit you are wearing, if you match the color of your purse with the color of your shoes, you come out fashion strong!

Purses/Handbags can be made from many materials, including leather, patent leather and crochet. Many purses/handbags are known and purchased more due to the fashion designer rather than the looks and/or comfort of the purse.

Famous purse designers include Calvin Klein, Coach, Juicy, Guess, Marc Jacobs, Gucci, Steve Madden and Nine West to name a few.

So many outfits, so many purses, what’s a girl to do? Why not mix and match your purse to your clothing? One bag is never enough to carry cosmetics, brushes, wallets, notepads and so much other stuff!

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Purse/Handbag Fun Fact: Early modern Europeans wore purses for one sole purpose: to carry coins. Purses were made of soft fabric or leather and were worn by men as often as women. By the late 18th century, fashions in Europe were moving toward a slender shape to hold coins and other accessories, as women decided they wanted purses that wouldn’t be bulky or untidy in appearance. As I’ve stated, one major rule of fashion: aesthetics beats practicality every time!

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No matter what style of handbag you prefer, carrying darling, adorable, hot handbags is part of the fun of being a girl!

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Pretty Purses and Hot Handbags. Every glamour girl creates a lovely mix of beautiful gladrags and happening handbags!

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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There’s no denying that in the world of hairstyles, bangs are absolutely adorable. Bangs, also known as fringe, are made by a shaped cutting of the front part of the hair so that it lays over the forehead. Bangs can be cut fairly straight, at or above the eyebrows, but can also be ragged or ruffled, wispy, spiked up with hair gel, mousse or wax, swept to the side, or cut longer to fall over the eyes.

No matter how you choose to wear your bangs, haircuts with bangs look bold, beautiful and bouncy! Bangs can be alluring, provocative, cute, fashionable, high fashion, sexy, youthful and fun.

If you love bangs but don’t feel confident to cut your own hair, let a Mobile Styles hair professional give you the stunning hairstyle you long to wear.

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Common Styles of Bangs:

1. Straight Across or Full Bangs
2. Side Swept Bangs
3. Blunt Bangs
4. See-Through or Wispy Bangs
5. Layered Bangs
6. Arch or Rounded Bangs
7. Parted Bangs
8. Baby Bangs
9. Brow Skimming Bangs

If you’re used to forging forward with a bare forehead, yet somewhere deep inside of you bangs are banging to get out, take the bang plunge. If you tend to desire a more conservative look, yet you want to try a banging bang hairstyle, you can go to your favorite beauty supply store and buy clip on bangs. This serves a couple of purposes: you can see if you do indeed rock your look with fashionable bangs and, if you don’t want to go as permanent as cutting your hair, you can periodically clip in the bangs whenever you feel sassy enough to do so.

Change your current hairstyle and wear adorable bangs for awhile!

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No matter which way they hang, you can’t go wrong with gorgeous bangs!

Beautiful bangs for a beautiful you!

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Go Bold! Go Beautiful! Go Bangs! No matter which way you let your bangs hang, there is no doubt about it. A hairstyle that is framed by bangs is always a fashionable hit.

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?

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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?

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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

 

Gemstones are, whether in jewelry or merely stones, lovely. Gemstones are colorful, shiny, luxurious and bright. Perhaps one of the most popular and recognized gemstone is the gorgeous red ruby.
A ruby is a pink to blood-red colored gemstone, a variety of the mineral corundum (aluminum oxide). Oher varieties of gem quality corundum are called sapphires. Ruby is one of the traditional cardinal gems, together with amethyst, sapphire, emerald and diamond.
Red rubies make fabulous jewelry!

Ruby Fun Fact: The word ‘ruby’ comes from ‘ruber’, Latin for red. The color of a ruby is due to the element chromium. The quality of a ruby is determined by its color, cut and clarity, which, along with carat weight, affect its value. The brightest and most valuable shade of red, called blood-red or pigeon blood, commands a large premium over other rubies of similar quality.
Ruby is the traditional birthstone for the month of July and is usually more pink than garnet, although some rhodolite garnets have a similar pinkish hue to most rubies. The world’s most expensive ruby is the Sunrise Ruby.
Rise to the sunset, and to the occasion, decked out in gorgeous ruby jewelry decorating the fabulous skin that you’re in!
 


Rubies have a hardness of a 9.0 on the Mohs scale of mineral hardness. Among the natural gems, only moissanite and diamond are harder, with diamond having a Mohs hardness of 10.0.
Rubies make for glamourous jewelry of stunning red…enough said!

Factors Affecting the Value of Rubies:

  1. Color – In the evaluation of colored gemstones, color is the most important factor. Color divides into three components: hue, saturation and tone.
  2. Cut
  3. Clarity
  4. Carat Weight
  5. Rubies are also evaluated on the basis of their geographic origin.

Ruby Fun Fact: Generally, gemstone-quality corundum in all shades of red, including pink, are called rubies. However, in the United States, a minimum color saturation must be met to be called a ruby; otherwise, the stone will be called a pink sapphire.
Jewelry Fun Fact: The word jewelry itself is derived from the word jewel. Jewelry can be made from a wide range of materials, including gemstones and similar materials such as amber, coral, precious metals, beads and shells. Although jewelry is popular worldwide, the most widespread influence on jewelry in terms of design and style have come from Asia.

Ruby Fun Fact: In 1837, Gaudin made the first synthetic rubies by fusing potash alum at a high temperature with a little chromium as pigment. Other processes in which synthetic rubies can be produced are through Czochralski’s pulling process, flux process, and the hydrothermal process.
Red ruby, red ruby: you shine with your beauty!
The finest ruby is described as being a vivid medium-dark toned red. Secondary hues add an additional complication. Pink, orange and purple are the normal secondary hues in ruby. Of the three, purples is preferred because it reinforces the red, making the bold color appear richer.


Rich ruby red: robust and regal! Ruby fitting for royalty!
Historically, rubies have been mined in Burma, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Afghanistan, Australia, Brazil, Colombia, India, Namibia, Japan and Scotland. A few rubies have been found in the United States in the states of Montana, North Carolina, South Carolina and Wyoming.

Red ruby jewelry looks fit for a queen. Whether worn in necklaces, chokers, bracelets, rings, earring, anklets or crowns, decking out in lavish rubies turns any frown upside down. So smile away the ruby way!
Gorgeous, glorious, glamorous red ruby jewelry is here to stay!

Be wrapped in elegant splendor and sheer delight when you’re wrapped in rubies that fit and look just right!
“That large red stone in the ring on your hand is so stunning I can’t look away.”
“That’s my natural ruby ring. I don’t take it off…on my finger it stays.”
“What if you want to change it up a bit and wear a different ring one day?”
“Then I’ll add other ruby rings to other fingers…red gemstones all the way.”
“I want to get me some ruby jewelry that stands out…a ring that fits on my thumb!”
“Wow. I’ll get a ruby thumb ring too and we’ll both look like the bomb!”
Rubies: Red gemstones consisting of exquisite beauty and real red razz-ma-tazz!

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
                                                                                                                             
 
 
 

Whether you know the correct name or not (Pixie Dress) most everyone recognizes a pixie dress when they see one. Flowing lace or chiffon fabric, layered hems, light, whimsical style. Pixie dresses give off a “girly girl” vibe.
Pixies are mythical creatures of folklore, considered to be particularly concentrated in the high moorland areas around Devon and Cornwell, suggesting some Celtic origin for the belief and name. Akin to the Irish and Scottish Aos Si, pixies are believed to inhabit ancient underground ancestor sites such as stone circles, barrows, dolmens, ringforts or menhirs.
Let’s do the Pixie Prance and dance our way into fashion fun!


Pixie dresses very much resemble fairy clothing and are a popular garment for women and girls.
Pixie Fun Fact: In addition to dresses, there is the popular hairstyle known as the pixie cut. A pixie cut is a short hairstyle, generally short on the back and the sides of the head, and slightly longer on the top. The pixie cut is a variant of the crop cut. Depending on the style, pixie cuts range from as short as one half inch in some places to two or three inches long in others. Pixie cuts are easy to maintain and can be worn casually, or dressed up for special occasions. Celebrities who have sported pixie cuts include Anne Hathaway, Annie Lennox, Tyra Banks, Carey Mulligan, Charlize Theron, Emma Watson, Halle Berry, Helen Mirren, Judi Dench and Michelle Williams.
Pixie haircuts were first popularized in the 1950s when Audrey Hepburn wore the style in her debut film “Roman Holiday”, and later in the 1960s by actress Mia Farrow and British supermodel Twiggy.


Dress Fun Fact: A dress is a garment consisting of a skirt with an attached bodice (or a matching bodice giving the effect of a one-piece garment). A dress consists of a top piece that covers the torso and hangs down over the legs. A dress can be any one-piece garment consisting of a skirt in any length.
A plus of the pixie dress? Pixie dresses run the gamut from short to midi to maxi length, and can be worn as a formal or informal garment. The best way to wear a short pixie? With a rocking pair of knee length or thigh high boots. If you’re looking for a more dainty, demure look, go with a sandal or ballet slipper.
As for me, a staunch lover of the high heeled shoe, I would decorate a pixie dress by wearing a gorgeous 5 or 6 inch feminine heel! Let’s keep the exquisite style look real!



Pixie Fun Fact: In traditional regional lore, pixies are generally benign, mischievous, short of stature and attractively childlike. They are fond of dancing and gather outdoors in huge numbers to dance through the night. In modern times they are usually depicted with pointed ears, and are often wearing a green pixie outfit and pointed hat (think Tinkerbell)!
In modern use, the term pixie can be synonymous with fairies or sprites.
Pleasantly pretty in a pixie dress!

Pixie Fun Fact: The origin of the name ‘pixie’ is uncertain. Some have speculated the name comes from the Swedish dialectal ‘pyske’ meaning ‘wee little fairy’. Others have disputed this, claiming that the term pixie is Celtic in origin. Pixie mythology is believed to pre-date Christian presence in Britain.
Pixie Characteristics as Described in Folklore and Fiction:

  1. Pixies are often ill-clothed or naked.
  2. Some pixies are said to steal children or to lead travelers astray.
  3. Pixies bring blessings to those who are fond of them.
  4. Pixies are drawn to horses, riding them for pleasure and making tangled ringlets in the manes of the horses they ride.
  5. Pixies are great explorers, familiar with the caves of the ocean, the hidden sources of the streams and the recesses of the land.
  6. Some find pixies to have a human origin or to partake of human nature.

For lighthearted folklore and those who love mythology, stories of pixies will have you whistling Dixie!


Pixie Day is an old tradition which takes place annually in the East Devon town of Ottery St. Mary in the month of June. The day commemorates a legend of pixies being banished from the town to local caves known as the “Pixie’s Parlour.” The Pixie Day legend originates from the early days of Christianity, when a local bishop decided to build a church in Otteri (Ottery St. Mary), and commissioned a set of bells to come from Wales, and to be escorted by monks on their journey.
“I love the frilly, dainty dress you’re in. Do you sprinkle fairy dust?”
“I accent my dress with glitter, beads, and sparkles…bedazzle is a must!”
“Your dress is so light and airy, it looks as if you added wings you could fly away.”
“But I’m having so much fun at this party right here is where I want to stay.”
“You look so pleasantly appealing in a pixie…a mix of lady and little girl.”
“Stand up and dance with me…I’ll twirl the layered hem and give it a whirl!”
Pixie Dresses: Perfect feminine attire for women and girls!

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
                                                                                                                             
 
 
 
 
 

Intoxicating, pleasant smells are a luxury of life. The sense of smell brings many wonderful aromas such as delicious foods, fresh clean air, fresh flowers and of course, yummy perfumes and colognes. Sensational smells bring on sensational feelings!
Perfume is a mixture of fragrant oils and aroma compounds, fixatives and solvents, used to give the human body a pleasing scent. The perfume/cologne business is a billion dollar industry, and features some of the most creative, provocative and eye catching advertising campaigns in the fashion industry! Let’s think designer perfumes…designer style! Made to make all women smile!


Designer perfumes flood the market, from musky vanilla scents to fruity, sweet smells. As all fashion divas know, sensual scented perfumes and colognes sell, and quite well!
Perfume Fun Fact: The word ‘perfume’ derives from the Latin ‘perfumare’, meaning ‘to smoke through.’ Perfumery, the art of making perfumes, began in ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt, and was further refined by the Romans and Persians. The world’s first recorded chemist is considered a woman named Tapputi, a perfume maker mentioned in a cuneiform tablet from the 2nd millennium BC in Mesopotamia. She distilled flowers, oils, and calamaus with other aromatics, then filtered and put them back in the still many times!
Ah, let it be known. Humans adore the precious, prime, premium aromas of perfumes and colognes!

Perfume types reflect the concentration of aromatic compounds, which in fine fragrance is typically ethanol or a mix of water and ethanol. The longevity and intensity of a perfume is based on the concentration of the aromatic compounds, perfumes and oils used. As the percentage of aromatic compounds increases, so does the intensity and longevity of the scent.
Perfume/Cologne Dilution Classes:

  1. Parfume or Extrait
  2. Esprit de Parfum
  3. Eau de Parfum
  4. Eau de Toilette
  5. Eau de Cologne




Popular Perfume Scent Classifications Include:

  1. Single Floral
  2. Floral Bouquet
  3. Amber
  4. Woody
  5. Oriental
  6. Leather
  7. Chypre
  8. Bright Floral
  9. Green
  10. Citrus
  11. Fruity
  12. Gourmand

Perfume Fun Fact: The Fragrance Wheel is a relatively new perfume classification method that is widely used in retail and in the fragrance industry. The method was created in 1983 by Michael Edwards, a consultant in the perfume industry, who designed his own scheme of fragrance classification. The new scheme was created in order to simplify fragrance classifications and naming schemes, as well as to show the relationship between each of the individual scent classes.


Plant and animal sources have long been used in perfumery as a source of essential oils and aroma compounds. Popular plant sources include bark, flowers, fruits, resins, roots, seeds and woods. Popular animal sources include ambergris, castoreum, civet, hyraceum, honeycomb and musk. Who knew plants and animals could leave you with a smell far above swell?
Perfume Fun Fact: Perfume compositions are an important part of many industries, ranging from the luxury goods sectors to manufacturers of various household chemicals. The purpose of using perfume and fragrance compositions in these industries is to affect customers through their sense of smell and entice them into purchasing the perfume or perfumed product!
Only the nose knows what scents and smells it craves! Adorning your skin in sensual perfumes is all the fashion rage!


Reveal your signature scent and stand out from all the rest…wear perfume at your best!
The conventional application of pure perfume (parfum extract) in Western cultures is at pulse points, such as behind the ears, the nape of the neck, the insides of the wrists and behind the knees and elbows, so that the pulse points will warm the perfume and continually release the scent. According to the perfumer Sophia Grojsman, applying perfume behind the knees is the ideal point that will allow the fragrance to rise.
Let’s get a scent rise that will rise us high by applying perfume behind the knees and on the thighs!

Many modern perfumes contain synthesized odorants, which provide fragrances that aren’t found in nature. One of the most commonly used classes of synthetic aromatics is the white musk. These materials are found in all forms of commercial perfumes as a neutral background.

Your vanity table leaves plenty of room to display your favorite signature scents and perfumes!
“Excuse me sir, but I noticed that you’ve been following me.”
“There’s a knock out scent lingering behind you that has truly captured me.”
“I know the aroma is intoxicating, but don’t walk in my personal space.”
“I merely want to compliment you on your sensual scent and your exquisite perfume taste.”
“Today I’ve blended a perfume mix of cherries and musk to give me a signature smell.”
“You definitely succeeded. Your mixing of two lovely fragrances has worked quite well!”
Perfume and Cologne: Find a signature sensational scent and make it your own!

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
                                                                                                                             
 
 
 

Sun dresses are light, airy, beautiful, fun dresses! For a cool, comfortable garment that can still look dressy and elegant, the sun dress is a sure to win bet!
A dress is a frock or gown garment consisting of a skirt with an attached bodice (or a matching bodice that gives the effect of a one piece garment). A dress consists of a top piece that covers the torso and hangs down over the legs. A dress can be any one piece garment or skirt of any length.
During the lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer, sun dresses doll up and cool down all fashion divas.

Sun dresses look great at any length, from short to knee to calf to the ankles. Also, necklines of sun dresses vary any where from strapless, to halter, to spaghetti straps!
Sun Fun Fact: Most people view sunny summer days as days to go out and have fun. Perhaps a visit to the beach, a river vacation, or merely a barbeque in the backyard. But did you know the sun is the star at the center of the Solar System? The sun is a nearly perfect sphere of hot plasma, with internal connective motion that generates a magnetic field via a dynamo process. The sun is by far the most important source of energy for life on Earth. The sun’s diameter is about 109 times that of the Earth, and its mass is about 330,000 times that of Earth, accounting for roughly 99.86% of the total mass of the Solar System.
Pretty amazing, that sun! In my estimation, a sunny day is always a great one!

Sun dresses can be made to look completely casual, or accessorized to look almost formal. Great events to wear sun dresses are baby showers, birthday parties, lunch or dinner events, beachwear or just plain anywhere!
Dress Fun Fact: Beginning around 1915, hemlines for daytime dresses left the floor for good. For the next fifty years fashionable dresses became short (think the 1920s), then long (1930s), then shorter (the War Years with their restrictions of fabric), then long (the New Look).
Today, any dress length goes, from just below the buttocks to the hemline flowing over your toes!
Okay, this blue tasseled dress below isn’t categorized as a sun dress, but I had to show this dress as it is gorgeous/adorable all rolled into one! I would love to own this dress and just may try to find me one! Beautiful!

Now, back to dresses made to wear in the sizzling sun!


Sun Fun Fact: The English proper name ‘sun’ developed from Old English ‘sunne’ and may be related to ‘south’. The English weekday name ‘Sunday’ stems from Old English and is ultimately a result of Germanic interpretation of Latin ‘dies solis’, a translation of the Greek “hemera heliou’. The Latin name for sun (Sol) isn’t common in the general English language, however the adjectival form is the related word ‘solar’.
Display your solar power and fashion power when dressed in an airy, elegant sun dress, hour by hour!

Sun Fun Fact: For most people, the sun’s rays feels luxurious on the skin. Think sun worshipers who love to tan or lay out on the beach sand and soak up the sun. Solar deities and sun worship can be found throughout most of recorded history in various forms, including the Egyptian Ra, the Hindu Surya, the Japanese Amaterasu, the Germanic Sol, and the Aztec Tonatiuh, among others.
From at least the 4th Dynasty of Ancient Egypt, the sun was worshipped as the god Ra, portrayed as a falcon-headed divinity surmounted by the solar disk, and surrounded by a serpent.
Enjoy the sand and the surf by stepping out in a sensual, sassy sun dress and rule the fashion turf!

Sun Dress Fashion Tip: Sun dresses are a garment that radiate joy and look fun and youthful on any woman! Beautiful, breezy, whimsical fashion! Whatever your style, whatever your passion!
Sun Dresses: The long and short of it! Always a hit!

If you wake up in the morning and Mr. Sun is shining bright, slip into a pretty, dainty, comfy sun dress for a look and feel that’s right! You will be a radiant sight!
“I’m attending the opening of a great deli bistro and need to find something to wear.”
“Since the weather is a pleasant 80 degrees, how about a sun dress and a flower in your hair?”
“That’s a perfect idea. I won’t be overdressed but I’ll look dainty and demure.”
“The best dressed person at the party. A real looker for sure.”
“You don’t think I’ll look too dressy for a sandwich shop place?”
“Why do you care? All true fashion divas dress to fit their own taste!”
Sun Dresses: A standard summer attire for all girls and women!

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Halter tops and halter dresses (referred to as halternecks) are perfect garments to wear in the lazy, hazy, crazy and oh so hot days of summer!
A halterneck is a style of women’s clothing straps that run from the front of the garment around the back of the neck, and leaves most of the back uncovered. The name comes from livestock halters.
The halter style is used with swimsuits, which maximizes sun tan exposure on the back and minimizes tan lines. The halter style also looks cool, chic and gorgeous on tops and dresses, especially sun dresses.

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Halter Top Fun Fact: A halter top is a type of sleeveless shirt similar to a tank top, but with straps being tied behind the neck. In another style of halter top, there is only one narrow strap behind the neck and a narrow strap behind the middle of the back, so that it is mostly backless. This design resembles many bikini tops, although it covers the chest more and may cover some or all of the abdomen at the front.
Neckline Fun Fact: The neckline is the top edge of a garment that surrounds the neck, especially the front view. Neckline also refers to the overall line between all the layers of clothing and the neck and shoulders of a person, ignoring the unseen garment. For each item of clothing worn above the waist, the neckline is primarily a style line and may be a boundary for further shaping of the upper edge of a garment with a collar, cowl, darts or pleats.
Wear a halterneck for a look and feel that is fashion sweet! Sweep the fashion world off its feet!
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Halter Dress and Halter Top Fashion Tip: Most halter tops and halter dresses are made to wear braless, or come with a built in/sewn in bra. If you choose to wear a bra with a halterneck, the bra is generally strapless to avoid exposing the bra straps. However, as with all fashion, some people choose to wear bras with halternecks either in the same color or a different color as the garment to create a style effect.
With longer hair, the neck strap of a halterneck can be covered by the wearer’s hair, leaving the impression that nothing is holding up the dress or the top. With shorter hair, or for a look that is classy and sassy, wearing the hair in a bun or swept off the shoulders accentuates the stunning halter neckline!
Halt the presses! Break into summer in styling halter tops and halter dresses!

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From casual tops, to dresses, to sun dresses, to evening gowns, halterneck clothing is like wearing a diamond on the town!
Dress Fun Fact: A dress (also known as a frock or gown) is a garment consisting of a skirt with an attached bodice, or a matching bodice giving the effect of a one-piece garment. A dress can also be a one-piece garment containing a skirt of any length. Dresses can be formal or informal, dressy or casual. The hemlines of dresses vary depending on the whims of fashion and the modesty or personal taste of the wearer.
Halter dresses are fun and whimsical and help to wipe away the day’s daily stresses.
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Top Fun Fact: A top is an item of clothing that covers at least the chest, but which usually covers most of the upper human body between the neck and the waistline. The bottom or hem of tops can be as short as mid-torso (think darling crop tops), or as long as mid-length. Women’s tops are generally paired with skirts, pants or shorts. Tops may be worn loose or tight around the bust or waist, and may have sleeves or shoulder straps, spaghetti straps or noodle straps, or be strapless. The back may be covered or bare.
Halter tops make for a look that is elegant, chic, cool, youthful and are stylish and fun to wear!
Step into the hot days of summer in a sizzling, sensual, hot halterneck, if you dare!
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Before the Victorian period, the word ‘dress’ referred to a general overall mode of attire for either men or women, as reflected today in such phrases as “evening dress”, “morning dress”, “traveling dress”, “full dress”, and so on, rather than to a specific garment. By the early 20th century, the words ‘gown’ and ‘frock’ became synonymous with “dress”, with ‘gown’ more often used for formal, heavy or full-length garments. A ‘frock’ or ‘dress’ generally refers to a lightweight, shorter or informal gown.
In the last few decades in the United States, “gown” has lost its general meaning of a woman’s garment in favor of the word “dress”.
Whether you are draped in a gown or a dress, when donned in a halterneck you’ll look and feel your smashing best!
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Dress Fun Fact: Beginning around 1915, hemlines for daytime dresses left the floor. For the next fifty years, fashionable dresses became short (think the 1920s), then long (1930s), then shorter (the War Years put restrictions on fabric amounts), then long (the “New Look”).
Since the 1970s, no one dress type or dress length has dominated fashion, with short and ankle-length styles appearing side-by-side in fashion magazines and catalogs.
No matter the decade, no matter the years, halter tops and halter dresses deserve fashion shouts and cheers!
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In the magical days of summer, it is the season to throw caution to the wind and feel brave, courageous and glamorous in whatever garments and whatever skin you’re in!
“I see you chose to beat the heat dressed in a halter top, leaving your neckline bare.”
“Summer is a season to leave your stresses behind and get rid of every care.”
“The cut of the top looks fabulous and elongates your sleek, long neckline.”
“Omitting a necklace or a choker leaves a natural look that is truly spot on and sublime.”
“I love the bare back look of the halter. It adds to the playful, youthful look of the top.”
“Halter dresses and halter tops come in all styles: long or short, loose or tight, bare midriff or cropped!”
Halternecks: When dressed in halter tops and halter dresses you’ll feel the exquisite fashion heat! A true fashion diva’s treat!
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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
 
 

For a defining face that stands out and radiates, decorating the eyes is the key. If you choose to only accentuate one facial feature with cosmetics, go with the eyes. The second? Line and color your luscious lips.
When it comes to the eyes, no matter the color or shape, your color choice of cosmetics can make a big difference. The two main eye cosmetics for eyes that shine bright are mascara and eyeliner. If you wish to doll up your eyes with eye shadow, go for the overall look. But if you are toning down, colored mascara and colored eyeliner will do the trick!
Since eyes are the organs of the visual system, use your ornamental eyes to see the world!

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Mascara Fun Fact: Mascara is a cosmetic commonly used to enhance the eyelashes. It may darken, thicken, lengthen and/or define the eyelashes and the eyes. Black and colored mascara comes in three forms – liquid, cake or cream – and modern mascara has various formulas.  Most all mascaras contain basic components of pigments, oils, waxes and preservatives.
The Collins English Dictionary defines mascara as, “a cosmetic substance for darkening, lengthening, curling, coloring and thickening the eyelashes, applied with a brush or a rod.”  Mascara can also be used to define the eyebrows, as well.
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Eyeliner Fun Fact: Eyeliner is a cosmetic used to define the eyes. It is applied around the contours of the eyes to create a variety of aesthetic effects. Eyeliner is often worn directly above the top eyelashes and directly below the eyes.  Eyeliner was first used in Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia as a dark black line around the eyes. As early as 10,000 BC, Egyptians and Mo wore various cosmetics including eyeliner not only for aesthetics, but to protect the skin from the desert sun.
The characteristics of having heavily lined eyes has been frequently depicted in ancient Egyptian art. The Egyptians produced eyeliner with a variety of materials, including copper ore and antimony.
No matter the color or shape of your eyes, when wearing colored mascara and eyeliner, your mesmerizing eyes will be super sized!

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Nancy Mangano’s Makeup Tip: Although I adore heavily made up eyes using black mascara and black eyeliner (a very dramatic effect), colored mascara and colored eyeliner is a beautiful, alluring, fun way to add variety and spice to your face that is oh so nice!
Aesthetic adornment is a cultural universal art and mascara and eyeliner are documented in Ancient Egypt beginning around 4000 BC. At this time, kohl was used to darken eyelashes, eyes and eyebrows. Through Egypt’s influence, kohl usage persisted in Babylonian, Greek and Roman Empires.
Colored mascara and colored eyeliner adds oomph, pizzazz and a pleasing effect to help your face shine brighter!


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Eyeliner Fun Fact: Eyeliner is commonly used in a daily makeup routine to define the eyes or to create the look of a wider or smaller eye. Eyeliner can be placed in various parts of the eyes to create different looks with a winged eyeliner or tight lined at the waterline.
Eyeliner can be drawn above upper lashes or below lower lashes or both, even on the waterlines of your eyes. Eyeliner helps your lashes to look lush and full, while also drawing attention to the eyes, or enhancing or changing the eyes’ shape.
Gorgeous colors of colored eyeliner range from black, brown, gray, neon colors, primary colors, pastels, glittered colors and frosty golds and silvers! Is there a color you love? Use your favorite color of eyeliner to highlight your eyelashes both below and above!
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If you truly want to bring out the magic and allure of your eyes, match your colored eyeliner and mascara to the color of your eyes. If you’re more bold and daring, mix and match to whatever color choices your prefer. Giver your eyes a special whirl!
Tight Lining Fun Fact: Tight lining is the use of eyeliner tight against the waterline under the eyelashes of the upper lid, and above the eyelashes of the lower lid. Due to the proximity of the membranes, and the surface of the eye itself, waterproof eyeliner is preferred. Tight lining is a technique that makes the eyelashes appear to start further back on the eyelid, making the lashes look longer. Gel eyeliner and a small angled brush may be used to create this look.
All eyes on you: the eye makeup guru!

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Eyeliner can be softly smudged or clearly defined. I prefer clearly defined for an edgy, dramatic, eye catching eye!
Five Main Types of Eyeliner:

  1. Liquid Eyeliner
  2. Powder Based Eye Pencil
  3. Wax Based Eye Pencil
  4. Kohl
  5. Gel Eyeliner

Traditional wax based eyeliners are made from about 20 components. About 50% by weight are waxes (Japan wax, fats, or related soft materials that easily glide onto the skin). Typical pigments include black iron oxides, as well as smaller amounts of titanium dioxide and Prussian blue.

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Mascara Fun Fact: An increased demand for mascara has led to the development of the many formulas seen in the current market. Despite the many variations, all mascara formulas contain the same basic elements: pigmentation; oils and waxes. Water resistant mascaras have their basis in substances that rebuff water, like dodecane. Non water resistant mascaras have base ingredients that are water soluble.
Mascaras designed to lengthen or curl the eyelashes often contain nylon or rayon microfibers. Additionally, ceresin, gum tragacanth and methyl cellulose are regular ingredients added to act as stiffeners.
Stiffen those luscious, lavish eyelashes with colored mascara that adds length and allure to all lashes!
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Mascara and Eyeliner Psychology Fun Fact: The use of mascara and eyeliner to mimic a youthful, childlike appearance exists in various cultures. The typical characteristics include soft cheeks, a round face, soft skin, upturned nose and short chin – often seen as ideal facial characteristics for women. Mascara pulls away the eyelashes from the rim of the eye, creating a doe-like illusion of larger, more open eyes.
No matter your face shape and facial features, you fashion divas, are lovely creatures!
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When it comes to stand out features and windows to the soul make no mistake about it: the eyes truly have it!
“I love your yellow eyeliner and your bold orange eyelashes. Mesmerizing!”
“The warm colors highlight my brown eyes and add some super sizing!”
“Your large, colorful eyes are the first feature I see when I look at your face.”
“And my orange blush and nude lipstick add glamour with my exquisite makeup taste.”
“I’ll buy me some colored eyeliner and colored mascara for a much needed change.”
“Buy a variety of colors allowing for a fun, festive, off the charts makeup range!”
Colored Mascara and Colored Eyeliner: Buy colors that match every garment you own for signature eyes that are only your own!
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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