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Bolero jackets are amazing. In addition to looking fetching, fabulous and feminine, bolero jackets serve a multitude of style purposes!

A bolero jacket is a short, cropped jacket that usually has long sleeves and tends to look quite formal when worn. A true bolero jacket will cover only the upper torso, shoulders and arms, leaving the waist and the hips uncovered. Many bolero jackets do not fasten in the front, leaving the neck and the lapel of the jacket open, however, some bolero jackets fasten in the front with buttons or zippers.

Benefits of Wearing the Bolero Jacket:

  1. The cropped shape of the bolero jacket can help to emphasize the waist by reducing fabric bulk around this area.
  2. When the jacket snugs above the waist, the garment helps to create or enhance an hourglass silhouette.
  3. This jacket comes in handy for women heading straight from work or class into the nightlife. Slip on a bolero over your day clothes and doll up the outfit.
  4. Summer shirts such as tank tops, tube tops and halter tops can be worn to work by covering up the shoulders and backs of these skimpy shirts with an elegant bolero jacket.

Do you have two events to attend in one day and don’t want to carry along a second outfit? Merely slip yourself into a bolero jacket and change your shoes, and your same basic outfits become two entirely separate, stylish ensembles!

Bolero jackets can be made of many different types of fabrics, and can be used to dress up or down almost all types of outfits. Silk, satin and velvet are excellent materials that will allow the bolero to spruce up your daytime or nighttime attire.

Bolero Fun Fact: Although the bolero jacket can be worn at any time of the year, they are popular in spring and summer months as an alternative to heavier jackets or sweaters. In addition to hiking up the fashion radar of your outfit, a bolero jacket provides some warmth from cooler temperatures and light breezes. without overheating your body temperature like a bulky coat will do.

Be the bomb in a beautiful bolero jacket!

Bolero Fun Fact: The word bolero is used to describe a traditional form of Spanish dance. The bolero jacket originated in Spain as part of the gentleman’s dance costume, and also as the jacket worn by many bullfighters. A bridal bolero jacket can be an excellent accessory to a wedding dress, allowing an opportunity for detailing or contrasting embroidery. You can also use the same bolero jacket to slip on separately from the dress, perfect for anniversary celebrations or formal parties.

The main target for a spot on bolero jacket is the length of the jacket. The hem of the jacket should fit right below the bustline, around the rib cage. Too long and the jacket can tend to look dowdy or frumpy.

Fashion Fun Fact: Dowdy and frumpy will never be used in the same fashion sentence as modern and vogue! Save dowdy and frumpy for when you are taking out the trash. Oh wait, are you a true fashionista? True fashion plates simply don’t blend well with dowdy or frumpy at all.

Have some fun with your bolero jacket. Go in lace, go in leather, go in silk, go in satin! Are you into glitz and glam? Then how about a sequin bolero jacket. Sparkle away in the most fashion fabulous way!

An article of clothing similar to the bolero is the shrug. A shrug is a cropped, cardigan type garment with short or long sleeves, typically knitted or crocheted. Usually a shrug covers less of the body than a vest would, but the shrug is more tailored than a shawl.

A bolero jacket shows off the mid-section between the rib cage and the waist! Strut your stuff in the splendor that is the bolero!
You bolero beauty, you. Beauty, brains, and boleros.

For mounds of style and minimal protection from the feisty elements of Mother Nature, the bolero is the best way to go.

Bolero Jackets: Simple never looked so stunning!

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 https://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

 

Cultures around the world use ornaments and art to decorate, beautify and sparkle things up, including themselves. Beautification is visually appealing and makes people feel good. A way to add loveliness to ourselves for centuries has been through the wearing of jewelry, one of the most popular pieces being bracelets.


A bracelet is an article of jewelry that is worn around the wrist, lower arm and/or upper arm. Bracelets may have a supportive function, such as holding a wristwatch or other items of jewelry such as religious symbols or charms, or merely as ornamental jewelry to add posh and pizzazz to an outfit. Bracelets are often worn for personal adornment and can be made from a wide range of materials.

Bracelets can be made from metal, leather, cloth, plastic, jewels, rocks, wood, shells, crystals, pearls and many more materials.

Bracelet Fun Fact: Although the term armlet may be technically similar to the word bracelet, an armlet is taken to mean an item that sits on the upper arm. The origin of the term “bracelet” is from the Greek “brachile” meaning “of the arm” via the Old French “bracel.”

Jewelry Fun Fact: The word jewelry is derived from the word jewel, which was Anglicized from the Old French “joule”, and beyond that to the Latin word “jocale”, meaning plaything.

For an exquisite piece of jewelry that will never disappoint you, lather your arms with bracelets. Bangle and jangle in bracelet beauty!


Various Types of Popular Bracelets:

  1. Charm Bracelets: Carries personal charms, pendants or trinkets which are signifiers of important things and events in the wearer’s life.
  2. Bangles: Rigid bracelets, usually made from metal, wood or plastic, worn in groups so that arm movement causes them to make a gracious sound.
  3. Slap Bracelets: Flat, felt covered metal strips that curve around one’s wrist when gently hit against it. These were popular in the late 1980s and early 1990s, often made of neon colors and vivid graphics.
  4. Beaded Bracelets: Made from loose beads with a center hole and connected together by a piece of string or elastic band through holes.
  5. Link Bracelets: Bracelets made from connecting or linking various or similar components of jewelry findings.
  6. Health Bracelets: Examples are ionized bracelets, karma bracelets and magnetic bracelets.
  7. Sports Bracelets: The use of colored silicone rubber as a material for producing sports bracelets was popularized by Nike.
  8. Arm Cuffs/Bicep Bracelets: These glamorous bracelets wrap or cuff over your upper arm, between your wrist and shoulder.

So many bracelets but only two arms. Stack the bracelets one by one to add style and charm.


Bracelet Fun Fact: The history of Egyptian bracelets is as old as 3000 BC. Starting with materials like bone, stones and wood, bracelets were worn to serve religious and spiritual interests. From the National Geographic Society, the Scarab Bracelet is one of the most recognized symbols of ancient Egypt. The scarab represented rebirth and regeneration. Carved scarabs were worn as jewelry and wrapped into the linen bandages of mummies. Myth told of the scarab God, Khepri, pushing the sun across the sky.

Bracelet Fashion Tip: I find bracelets to be a lovely piece of jewelry to wear. I find it particularly appealing when a tight bracelet is worn around the upper arm, or mid-lower arm, above the wrist. I also adore bangles. These bracelets spice up all arms and all outfits to sheer perfection.

Beautify your arms with bracelets!

Bracelet Fun Fact: In some parts of India, the number and type of bangles worn by a woman denotes her marital status. In Bulgaria, there is a tradition called Martenitsa, which sometimes involves tying a red and white string around the wrist to please Baba Marta in order for spring to come sooner.

Jewelry Fun Fact: In American English, the word jewelry is spelled with one L. In British English, New Zealand English, Hiberno-English, Australian English and South African English the word is spelled jewellery.

However you spell it, however you wear it, jewelry is girly girl gorgeous.


Bracelet Fun Fact: In 2008, Russian archaeologists from the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology of Novosibirsk, working at the site of Denisova Cave in the Altai Mountains of Siberia, uncovered a small bone fragment from the fifth finger of a juvenile hominin, dubbed the “X woman.” A bracelet excavated in the cave at the same level were carbon dated to around 40,000 BP.

Bracelets, whether skinny, large, elegant, chunky or clunky, are always fashionable, always cool!

In the world of jewelry, bracelets rule!

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 https://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

Contour, Contour, Contour!

Contour is a word we often hear in the world of beauty. It relates to makeup procedures, but what exactly is contouring? Contouring is a magical cosmetic technique that can give you the cheekbones of Angelina Jolie and enhance the natural shape of your face. Contouring goes hand-in-hand with highlighting.

Contouring is produced by placing a warm or cool toned color that is two shades darker than your skin color in areas such as the hollows of the cheeks, the side of the nose and/or on the temples to give your face a shadow and or slimming effect. Complement your contour with a highlight stick or powder that is one to two shades lighter than your skin color on areas that are more prominent such as on the apples of the cheeks, the tip of the nose and the T-zone.

For the perfect contouring outcome, you must first identify your face’s natural shape. Is it oval, long, round, square, heart, or diamond-shaped?

How to Master the Cool, Chic Contour Technique:

  1. Two Contour Foundation Sticks (one to two shades darker than your skin tone, one to two shades lighter than your skin tone).
  2. Apply a base foundation to your skin.
  3. Map Your Face: Use the darker contour stick to trace your temples, cheekbones, and nose area.
  4. Blend: Use a damp beauty blender to blend the contour into the foundation.
  5. Get Lit: Use the lighter contour stick under your eyes, forehead and bridge of the nose. Blend with a damp beauty blender.
  6. Powder Dust: Use a fluffy brush to dust off loose translucent face powder.

Sculpt your face to perfection when you follow the perfect contouring directions!

Contouring the shape of your face and features can be that easy to achieve. For those who want this fabulous makeup technique but feel like you don’t have the skills for it, simply experiment. As with anything new, practice makes perfect. You’ll become the contour wizard in no time.

Fun Fact: Obtain Hollywood glamour with contour sticks! Did you know that in the 1950s actresses like Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor contoured their faces to enhance their unique features?

So, what are you waiting for? Get that Hollywood glamour look with contour sticks. Whether you’re feeling confident about your skills, or you choose to book a professional makeup artist for a day of pampering beauty, a sculpted, chiseled face can be achieved the contour way.

In the realm of cosmetics, contouring is here to stay.

Create a chiseled face through contouring!

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 https://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

 

 

 

 

We all want to look and feel our best, displaying our signature style for the world to see. The problem? With everyone’s busy lifestyle, we don’t always have the time or the means to get ourselves camera ready each morning. The best way to remedy that? Treat yourself to a day of professional beauty and pampering.

We all deserve special treatment once in a while, and who better to treat you to something grand, relaxing and rewarding than you yourself?

If you shop around wisely, you can find spas, hair salons, nail salons and more businesses that will doll you up at  a reasonable price.  Beauty and wellness apps exist where you can book glamour treatments directly from your phone.

Gifted health and beauty professionals specialize in making their clients feel and look good from head-to-toe. What can you expect from splurging on a professional glam day? Speed, quality, efficiency and great results.

Professional Health and Beauty Services At Your Fingertips:

  1. Makeup Artists
  2. Wax Specialists
  3. Estheticians
  4. Massage Therapists
  5. Hair Services (Haircuts, Hairstyles, Weaves, Blowouts)
  6. Nail Artists

Wow! You’ll feel and look rested and rejuvenated and how!

Pro pamper days well worth the cost!

A professional glam up session provides health and beauty services that will make others stop and stare!

If you’re a die-hard glamour girl, you probably enjoy doing your makeup, giving yourself facials, painting your fingernail and toenails, and doing all things glam. But once in awhile, splurging on yourself and leaving the “dolling up” to professionals feels so worthwhile and satisfying.  A day in the salon can be well worth every penny spent!

Here’s a fun glamour conversation for your reading pleasure:

“Your hair and nails look simply marvelous. The treatments must have been expensive and long.”

“Actually my gussy up makeover took very little time and my pocketbook is still strong.”

Professionalism, convenience, pampering for days. Booking pro appointments makes sense for the busy, fashion-forward gal in oh so many ways!

Treat yourself. You’re worth 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 https://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

 

 

 

 

Aren’t you glad that gladiator boots (and sandals) always make such a noticeable entrance?

Bold! Aggressive! Fierce! Strappy! Styling!

Whether you want to wear a shoe that shouts brave, or merely wear a shoe that sports aesthetic and sporty, gladiator shoes and sandals will never disappoint.

A gladiator (swordsman) was an armed combatant who entertained audiences in the Roman Republic and Roman Empire in violent confrontations with other gladiators, wild animals and condemned criminals. Characteristics sought after to depict true gladiators are strong, brave and aggressive, never backing down.

Gladiators dressed to kill from head to toe – literally!

Whether your preference is gladiator boots, high heels, or sandals, your feet will be glad to step out in gladiator shoes.

Gladiator Fun Fact: Gladiators offered spectators an example of Rome’s martial ethics, and in fighting or dying well, they could inspire admiration and popular acclaim. They were celebrated in high and low art, and their value as entertainers was commemorated in precious and commonplace objects throughout the Roman world.

Regardless of sport, fashion always finds a way to make it all about the look.

Gladiator Fun Fact: The games reached their peak between the 1st century BC and the 2nd century AD, and they finally declined during the early 5th century after the adoption of Christianity as state church of the Roman Empire in 380. Beast hunts, however, continued into the 6th century.

Release your inner fashion beast and give your feet a fiery feast!

Okay, gladiator boots do look rad, but they are just a bit too much for my more reserved fashion sense, you say? Never fear, classy gladiator heels will save the day yet keep you in a provocative look that’s here to stay. Fun fashion footwear.

Wearing gladiator shoes takes some guts, and definitely cool confidence. Isn’t that what fashion risks are all about?

The gladiator’s oath as cited by Petronius (Satyricom, 117): “He vows to endure to be burned, to be bound, to be beaten, to be killed by the sword.”

Ouch! Big time ouch! The sport has died out, but courage and strength live on! The sport has become the most recognized symbol of historical Roman culture.

Hey, we just want to look stunning in our favorite footwear. No harm done here.

Make your feet smile, glad to walk a mile in gladiator shoes. I could never wear such loud, over-the-top shoes, you think. Just try it, you might like it.

Glad for gladiator boots!

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 https://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

Healthy, happening hair is where it’s at to make a guy or gal look and feel like “all that.” Whether your hair is long or short, curly or straight, thick or thin, blonde or black, your hair is the frame around your face, the crown jewel of your head. One hairstyle that is particularly popular, elegant and playful is the twisted bun.

A bun (also known as a bobtail) is a type of hairstyle where the hair is pulled back from the face, twisted or plaited, and wrapped in a circular coil around itself. Buns are typically pinned on the top of the head, the back of the head or the back of the neck and can be secured in place with a hairpiece, a hairnet, bobby pins or clips.

There are many types of buns, including the twisted bun, the ballerina bun and a French bun twist. The twisted bun is the most popular bun and the easiest bun to do yourself.

How to Make a Twisted Bun:

  1. Put your hair in a ponytail.
  2. You can rest the ponytail high on your head or at the nape of your neck.
  3. Hold your ponytail in your hand and start to twist it near the ponytail headband.
  4. Continue to twist your hair until the hair is completely wrapped and twisted.
  5. Now twist, starting at the base of the ponytail, until the ponytail is in circles on your head or the back of the neck, or wherever you want to secure the bun.
  6. Hold the bun in place with your hand as you insert bobby pins to secure the bun to your head.
  7. If needed, spray hairspray to help hold the bun.
  8. Hair gloss or hair shine sprayed over your fabulous upbeat hairdo polishes off the look.

Hairstyle fun with a twisted bun!

The twisted bun is easy to do and provides a feminine, youthful look. Twisted buns work best for shoulder length hair and longer. Knowing how to make a hair bun allows you the opportunity to instantly change your appearance and have fun with a stylish, trendy, cool hairstyle.

Twisted buns look great whether they are pristine or messy; every hair in place or wispy hairs blowing about! Think of the bed head: messy, uncombed and darling!

If you crave a fabulous hairdo that is easy to do yourself, looks smashing and is always in style, the messy bun may be a new hairstyle to try out for awhile!

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 https://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 were to ask me what three clothing items every woman should have in her closet, I would say a black dress, a pair of killer high heels and high-waist pants (preferably jeans and dress slacks). So, in the realm of fashion, there are four must have garments to complete a fashion-buff’s closet.

I find high-waisted pant to look adorable, whether they are the latest trend or not. Hip hugger, low-waist pants are stylish and trendy, but there is something about the high-waisted pants worn with the right top and shoes that makes a head-turning fashion statement. Adding a belt around the waist, or tucking in a blouse, shows off your waistline. Do you have an hour-glass figure? High-waisted pants will highlight your waist. Are you thick-waisted? High-waisted pants with a tucked in shirt creates a break in symmetry that adds a sliming effect (as opposed to wearing a long, loose shirt over the waist, which creates a straight up and down, thicker look).

Step into high fashion in high-waist pants!

Fashion Tips for Wearing High-Waist Pants Well:

  1. If the pants have a straight leg and fit tight at the ankles, a closed toed, high heeled pump adds class and style to the look. If you prefer flats, a slip-on flat shoe will do. Generally, wearing clogs or clunky type heels takes away from the elegant look with this type of pant leg.
  2. For flared or bell-bottom waist pants, a high platform heel, clogs and wedges work well.
  3. Ankle boots, knee high boots or thigh high boots make for a great look with both straight legged and flare legged high-waisted pants.

However, you know me, and my bottom line fashion advice: wear whatever shoe you want that makes you feel good and look good to yourself! The best rule of fashion is that there are no rules! Clothes should be fun as well as practical! Enjoy!

A plus of high-waisted pants is that the same pair of pants can be made to look casual or dressy, merely by what garments and accessories you wear them with. The same pair of high-waisted pants that look professional in the office can be turned into sexy evening attire by changing out of the cotton blouse and blazer, and putting on a satin, ruffled blouse. Also, kick off your practical pumps and slide your fashionable feet into 5 inch stilettos. Grrreat!
Add a necklace, earrings and a rhinestone belt to shimmer and shine. Simply divine.

High-Waist Pants Fashion Tip: If you are wearing a pair of high-waisted pants with wide, flared legs that flow (palazzo pants), an extremely sexy, chic look is to have the hem of the pants nearly drag the ground, even when you are wearing stilt stilettos. The wide material draping and flowing over the shoe looks beautiful when you stand and walk. This is the complete opposite of the “expecting a flood” pants leg.

High-waisted pants are never a waste of money, because they never go out of style. Rain or shine, day or night, mix and match to make your high-waisted pants worth every precious penny. A purchase that is just right.

For those of you who love to wear crop tops but don’t want to show much midriff section, wear the crop top with high-waisted pants. Crop tops are darling on their own, so when you add the fashionable, youthful top to a great pair of waist pants, the playful, fantastic look is magnified. Powerful and pretty.

For a head-turning look that is elegant and sharp, dressy high-waisted pants with a flared leg and a feminine top is the cats meow. A lovely look that shouts, “Wow!”

Classy and comfortable! Cool and chic!

You can’t deny that high-waisted pants are haute couture; an always in style look with major allure!
Let’s give a high-five to high-waisted pants!

High-Waist Pants Fun Fact: When wearing high-waisted pants with a tucked in top or blouse, you tend to look taller and more slender. The eye moves completely up and down, and the waist is accentuated. If you wear a large, oversized shirt, the body loses all symmetry, giving a thick effect from the neck to the feet. A tapered waist equals a thinner waist.

If you don’t own a pair of the ever so stylish high-waisted pants, don’t waste one more minute. Invest in a pair of the modern, vogue, must have pants. Your body and your closet will thank you.

Get in a good place, with exquisite fashion taste, dressed in pants with a high-waist!

“I’m admiring  your pants. You have good taste.”
“I love the way they hug your waist.”
“You wear them well, you look long and lean.”
“I must crown you the fashion queen.”
“I’d like to get a pair for me.”
“Try them, you’ll want to own at least two or three.”
“I think I’ll get them in black, white and red.”
“You’ll create a fashion scene and knock ’em dead!”

High-waisted pants: Warning: Wear with caution!


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 https://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 it’s true what they say, “beauty is in the eye of the beholder,” then why not decorate and adorn your precious peepers with the epitome of eye shadow beauty, the smokey eye? The smokey eye is a distinctive cosmetic blend of eye shadow, eyeliner and mascara applied in a way that gives a dramatic, dazzling look to the eyes. Since our eyes are the window to our souls, the smokey eye allows us to see ourselves and the world through gorgeous, mesmerizing eyes!

We all know that eye shadow is a makeup item that is applied on the eyelids and under the eyebrows. Eye shadow adds depth and dimension to your eyes that can complement your eye color, and can be used to make your eyes appear larger or simply draw attention to your eyes.  In a nutshell, various forms and shades of eye shadows make your eyes stand out and look more attractive.

Smokey eyes are, well, smokin’ hot!

Smokey eyes definitely radiate with high-end glamour, and the smokin’ hot appearance can be captured in just a few easy steps.

How to Apply the Perfect Smokey Eye:

  • Prep the Eyelid: Swipe an eye shadow primer (base) across the upper and lower eye area and let it dry.
  • Select the Colors of Eye Shadow: Smokey eyes work best when you use a dark and a lighter color (brown and gold, dark blue and light blue, etc.) Beauty knows no bounds! You can use whatever shade you desire.
  • Apply Eyeliner: Apply eyeliner above the entire upper lash line, drawing the line thicker in the middle of the eye.
  • Blend in Color on Bottom Lashes: The bottom color is one of the main elements of the smokey eye look. Run an eyeliner pencil under the entire bottom lashes and smudge the line with your finger or Q-tip. You can also apply some eye shadow and smudge the eyeliner and eye shadow together.
  • Apply Base Color: The key to a fabulous smokey eye is pairing a lighter base with a darker hue. Sweep in a light, glistening shadow over the eyelids to the brow base.
  • Blend in the Darker Color: Blend in the darker color of eye shadow starting at your lash line, blending up. Blend the color into the lash line so that the eyeliner disappears.
  • Check Your Work: Make sure that both eyes match and rub out any smears or smudges with a Q-tip.
  • Apply Lots of Mascara: Thick, dramatic mascara is a must to finish off an alluring smokey eye effect. Apply enough coats so that the lashes look long, thick and dark. Black mascara works best for the ultimate look. False eyelashes can be applied if preferred.

Congratulations! You have mastered the smokey eye! Sizzling!

Eye Shadow Fun Fact: Have you ever wondered what ingredients are used to make the eye-catching eye shadow that you love to wear? Common ingredients in eye shadows consist of talc, mica, sericite, magnesium stearate, colorants and preservatives. Fillers in eye shadows are primarily talc. The liquid binders are typically silicone and the dry binders are usually magnesium stearate. In order to make a perfectly blended eye shadow, there has to be a balance between the fillers, dry binders and liquid binders.

Nancy, you say, I agree that smokey eyes are beautiful, but when I’ve tried them myself, they never turn out the way I see them on models in magazines and social media, much like when you get a great professional haircut and styling job. Once you get home, wash your hair and try to replicate the same look the stylist gave you, you come up short. Your hair never looks quite as lovely or the same as when you walked out of the salon.

Practice, practice, practice.  Over time you will be able to apply the smokey eye like a professional! Practicing and experimenting with makeup is fun!

No matter the size or shape of your eyes, the color or your skin tone, the smokey eye exudes allure, glamour, drama and fire with one look!

The smokey eye is always in style!

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 https://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

 

 

 

 

Perfume is in a category of its own! Whether you purchase perfume for yourself or for others, perfume and cologne make a great gift for everyone. Splurge on yourself; you’re worth it!

When someone passes you on the street who is adorned in delicious smelling perfume or cologne, you notice them. Their mere wonderful scent can entice your senses and make you want to follow them. You will definitely inhale to get another “delicious” whiff of that grand smell! The perfume and cologne industry is a billion dollar business and rightfully so. A fantastic aroma is revered and adored.

 

Have you ever wondered why so many of us never leave the house without spraying on our favorite perfume or dabbing our neck with our preferred cologne? Blame it on your pheromones! A pheromone is a secreted or excreted chemical factor that triggers a social response in members of the same species. Pheromones are chemicals capable of acting like hormones outside your body that impacts the behavior of other people. Yes, you truly can credit your love of perfumes and colognes to biology.

Perfumes and colognes contain mixtures of essential oils and aromatic compounds that are used to give your body an agreeable scent. They generally come in liquid format and are used to add an attractive fragrance to your body. Most perfumes are sprayed lightly on the neck, behind the ears and on your wrists.

 

Many fashion designers depend on their designer scents to bring in major sales for their fashion and beauty brands. Versace, Calvin Klein, L’Oreal, Estee Lauder, Chanel, Marc Jacobs, and Yves St. Laurent are just a few worldwide brands that manufacture perfumes and colognes. Celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez and Kim Kardashian have also launched successful perfume lines.

Since our pheromones are known to function in mate selection, it’s no wonder we often dab on glorious perfumes or splash on cologne before going on a first date. Pleasing aromas attract us, much like we notice yummy food smells when we enter our favorite restaurant. Enticing and appetizing! Sweet smelling perfumes and colognes can elevate your mood and improve your attitude. 

If you’re not quite sure what to get for the guy or gal who has everything, a new spectacular scented perfume or cologne is always a winning way to go!

Our passion for perfume “nose” no bounds!

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 https://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

 

 

Lace fabric is, by all accounts, lovely. Lovely to touch, lovely to look at, lovely to wear.

Lace is a delicate fabric made of yarn or thread in an open weblike pattern, made by machine or hand. Originally linen, silk, gold or silver threads were used to make lace. Today lace is often made with cotton thread, although linen and silk threads are still available. Manufactured lace may be made of synthetic fiber. A few modern artists make lace with a fine copper or silver wire instead of thread.

The word lace is from Middle English, from Old French ‘las’, from Latin ‘laqueus’. The late 16th century marked the rapid development of lace, natural andriol testocaps 30 caps testosterone undecanoato both needle lace and bobbin lace became dominant in fashion, as well as  home décor. Lace garments look dainty and feminine, whether your choice is a lace dress, skirt, pants, blazer, belt, purse, jacket or pantsuit. I’ve seen lace high heels that are so gorgeous they knock your socks (or hose) off!

Types of Lace:

1.   Needle Lace

2.  Cutwork or Whitework

3.  Bobbin Lace

4.  Tape Lace

5.  Knotted Lace

6.  Crocheted Lace

7.  Knitted Lace

8.   Machine Made Lace

9.  Chemical Lace

Embrace exquisite fashion taste! Dress in lace!

Join the fashion art of dressing in lace and show off your incredible fashion taste! No time to waste!

Although lace clothing looks dressy in all colors, I feel lace clothing stands out in both white and black. White lace clothing gives off a vibe of sweet, doll like, dainty and innocent. Black clothing emits a vibe of sexy, chic, classy and sophisticated.

Whatever your lace clothing color choice may be, dress in lace and feel glammed up and dressed to the nines…you’ll see.

Popular Lace Makers:

1.   Giovanna Dandolo

2.  Barbara Uthmann

3.  Morosina Morosini

4.  Frederico de Vinciolo

5.  Rosa Elena Egipciaco

Popular Items Made From Lace:

1.   Doily

2.  Drapes

3.  Ribbons

4.  See-Through Clothing

5.  Scranton Lace Company

Lace is a beautiful, feminine fabric that works well with all types of garments, including dresses, jackets, blouses, pants, shoes and handbags. For those of you that love the look of lace but find it too dressy, mixing lace clothing with a splash of leather makes for an exceptionally stylish ensemble! If you step out in luscious lace you’ll be hooked!

A little bit of lace goes a long way!

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 https://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