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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

 

In the United States, Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, is a holiday commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain. The Fourth of July is celebrated with many events such as fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, picnics, concerts, baseball games and other ceremonies. These events celebrate the history, government and traditions of the United States, and are depicted with the colors red, white and blue to honor the American Flag.

Independence Day is the only holiday that celebrates the United States of America and is a national holiday marked by patriotic displays. Many celebrations take place outdoors and the Fourth of July is a national and federal holiday. Some politicians appear at public events to praise the nation’s heritage, laws, history, society and people.

The Fourth of July signifies the day in 1776 that the Declaration of Independence was adopted by the Continental Congress. Many people take fun advantage of the holiday by making long weekends to gather with family and friends. How about enjoying some exciting Fourth of July hobbies such as swimming, fishing, boating, sunbathing, playing sports or just kicking back and relaxing?

In many ways, the Fourth of July celebrations are all about the night with elaborate firework shows, music, food and fun. Fireworks are set off in neighborhoods, parks, fairgrounds and stadiums.

Another fun thing to do on the Fourth of July? Bake red, white and blue desserts, such as cakes and cookies!

Dress and decorate in red, white and blue perfection and enjoy your Fourth of July celebration!

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

Oh how we all wish we could adore the skin that we’re in: blemish free, soft and smooth with a healthy, happy glow. I’m thrilled to say it can be so. By eating a healthy diet, drinking plenty of water and protecting and nurturing your skin with the right products and daily skin care routine, you truly can love the skin that you’re in.

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Skin care can seem overwhelming with so many serums, products and brands on the market that promise radiant, wrinkle free, younger and blemish free skin. What’s a glamour girl or guy to do when you walk down the store aisles and you see so many lotions, moisturizers and soaps standing out at you?

Your basic skin care can be simple with great results by using 5 essential products to help you relish the skin that you’re in!

The 5 Most Important Steps of Your Skin Care Routine:

• Facial Cleanser: Facial cleansers will clean your skin, and are easier and more gentle on your skin than soap. When cleansing, start at the bottom of your face and work your way up to stimulate the skin and open the pores. Rinse with warm water and pat dry with a towel.

• Skin Toner: A strong skin toner works wonders for a healthy skin care routine. Toners close pores, remove traces of built up oils and help seal in moisture.

• Moisturizers/Oils: Once your face is fresh and clean, you’ll want to prevent dryness by applying a moisturizer or facial oil. Dry skin leads to premature aging, clogged pores and dull looking skin. Oils help to moderate your skin’s oil production as opposed to making oily skin oilier.

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• Facial Masks: Although you don’t need to use a facial mask everyday, once a week is a grand idea to help firm and cleanse your skin. All beauty supply stores carry face masks geared for different skin types (dry, normal, oily, combination) and skin conditions (deep-pore, mid-pore and topical). Cream, clay and mud masks are very popular and can either be wiped off or peeled off when your mask treatment is complete.

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• Clean, Soft Makeup Brushes: Once your skin care routine is finished for the evening or morning and it’s makeup time, you’ll likely want to brush a light dose of translucent powder over your face to give you a healthy, radiant, lasting glow. Always use soft, clean brushes to keep your pristine skin care routine at its best.

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After only a few weeks of sticking to your healthy skin care routine, your face will thank you. You’ll not only feel shiny clean, but your face will appear smoother, younger and more supple. You’ll definitely look like a happy, healthy, blemish free skin king or queen!

Download the Mobile Styles on demand health and beauty app on your phone to book an appointment with a professional beauty expert who will help you set up your own unique skin care routine. Use promo code lookbook18nm when you book your first appointment and receive a $50.00 discount off your session. Even better, Mobile Styles professionals travel directly to you so there’s no reason to put it off any longer. Your skin demands it and deserves it.

For more information on Mobile Styles, visit their website at www.mobilestyles.com and follow them on Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat.

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5 sure skin care steps to ensure clean, shiny, stunning skin.

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

 

Boho Chic clothing is a cool and fun style of fashion drawing on various bohemian and hippie influences. At its height, the boho chic trend of dressing was closely associated with actress Sienna Miller and model Kate Moss in the United Kingdom, and actress Mary Kate Olsen in the United States. The boho chic mode of dress is a unique look that sparks youth, culture and style that is easily recognizable by the layered clothing, the heavy jewelry and the combat boot style of shoes.

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Boho chic fashion generally entails skirts or loose flowing dresses, tights or leggings, T-shirts or frilly blouses, mounds of costume jewelry, combat boots or hiking boots and floppy hats or headbands. Since the boho chic look conjures up images of fun and sun, dressing boho chic for major summer events is not only a perfect fit, but makes you stand out in a crowd.

Another great way to separate yourself from the masses is to book a professional Mobile Styles health and beauty expert to spruce you up to majestic proportions, from your hair to your nails to your face and your fashion! Join the Mobile Styles health and beauty passion!

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Boho chic fashion allows you to wear a studded leather jacket with a feminine chiffon blouse, throw on a pair of biker boots and top the cool outfit off with a pair of fabulous diamond earrings. It’s the mixing of frilly girly clothes and almost goth or punk style duds that gives the boho chic look its distinctive features, making the clothing both fun and festive.

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For a real fashion treat where you resemble both a porcelain doll and a biker queen, dress boho chic and strive to be seen.

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For the ultimate pamper session, treat yourself to a full Mobile Styles makeover. Merely download the on demand health and beauty app on your phone, or visit their website at www.mobilestyles.com Even more great news! For a $50.00 discount on your first Mobile Styles booking, use promo code lookbook18nm You deserve a break today, so cater to yourself the Mobile Styles way and let their team of experts wipe your cares away!

Follow Mobile Styles on Facebook, Instagram and SnapChat

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

 

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Cosmetic makeovers can “make you over” in major ways. Merely by applying makeup to your face and features, you can radically change your appearance and transform your looks to a gorgeous, aesthetically heightened level. After all, cosmetics are substances or products used to enhance or alter the appearance of the face, or fragrance and texture of the body.

For the ultimate facial makeover you’ll need concealer, foundation, translucent powder, eyebrow liner, eyeliner, mascara, eye shadow, blush, lip liner and lipstick/lip gloss. Depending on your preference and the amount of makeup you choose to wear, you can go with minimal makeup, where sometime less is more.

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We all long to look beautiful and feel our best each day, but not everyone has the time to apply their own makeup, or feels as skilled as professional makeup artists, to give us the desired outcome where our final cosmetic job resembles glamour shots we all see on social media, in fashion magazines and on television.

To obtain the ultimate glamour makeover and look like the star that you are, why not book a professional Mobile Styles beauty technician to doll you up to movie star proportions?

In addition to various makeup products, common cosmetics include body lotions, shampoos and conditioners, hairstyling products, perfumes and colognes. Don’t embark on your exquisite beauty makeover alone!

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Download the Mobile Styles on demand health and beauty app on your phone and book expert makeup artists, hair stylists and nail artists to come to you at your scheduled time and at the destination of your choice. Imagine that! You can get glitz and glammed to off the charts proportions in the comfort and privacy of your own home, office, hotel suite, etc. Mobile Styles pros will give you the care, pampering and catering that you need to unwind and relax from the daily grind.

Lovely as Lace: A Mobile Styles Makeover for Your Face!

You, dear glamour girl, have impeccable fashion and beauty taste! Let Mobile Styles pros treat you like the queen that you are, where you are the star!

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To learn more about Mobile Styles and book a day of well deserved and much needed radical rejuvenation, visit the Mobile Styles website at www.mobilestyles.com and follow Mobile Styles on Facebook, Instagram and SnapChat. Enter promo code lookbook18nm and receive a $50.00 discount off your first professional health and beauty session.

Glam all the way! Book Mobile Styles today!

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 a woman who lovers her Estee Lauder “Beautiful” perfume, or a man who prefers a deep scented musk cologne, chances are that you have a favorite fragrance, or a preference for a particular perfume designer. Sales figures from perfume companies are in the billions, and even celebrities such as Kim Kardashian, Paris Hilton and Jennifer Lopez have their own perfume lines.

Blame it on our pheromones! A pheromone is a chemical substance produced and released into the environment by humans and animals, affecting the behavior or physiology of others. The nose knows…our sense of smell is one of the strongest factors in our attraction or unattraction to an object or person. The more pleasant and yummy the scent, the more we desire to sniff away, which is why heavenly scented perfumes are here to stay!

Perfume is a mixture of fragrant essential oils or aroma compounds and solvents used to give the human body an agreeable, appealing scent. Perfumes are generally in a liquid form, although rub-on cream based perfumes are available on the market. Modern perfume began in the late 19th century with the commercial synthesis of aroma compounds such as vanillin or coumarin, which allowed for the composition of perfumes with smells previously unattainable from natural aromas alone.

Pheromone Facts that Keep Us Pining Away for our Favorite Perfumes:

  1. Pheromones are similar to hormones but work outside the body.
  2. Pheromones induce activity in other individuals, such as sexual arousal.
  3. There are four types of pheromones: releaser, primer, signaler and modulator.

The public’s fascination with perfumes and colognes is intrinsic and well known! It’s all about our pheromones!

Famous Perfume Designers Include:

  1. Chanel
  2. Calvin Klein
  3. Chloe
  4. Dolce & Gabbana
  5. Gucci
  6. Prada
  7. Versace
  8. Hermes
  9. Yves Saint Laurent
  10. Burberry
  11. Tom Ford
  12. Marc Jacobs
  13. Emporio Armani
  14. And Many More!

With so many famous perfume designers and makeup houses (think Estee Lauder, L’Oréal, Revlon, etc.) who have jumped on the aroma bandwagon, there is no denying that we adore our perfumes and colognes! Always a great and worthwhile beauty bargain!

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. Tapputi distilled flowers, oil and calamus with other aromatics, then filtered them and put them back in the still several times.  Wahlah, perfume perfection!

Whether you adore the smell of fresh flowers, vanilla, fruits, spices or musk, step out with a splash of your favorite perfume and smell glorious from dawn to dusk!

How do you clench and lock in your first date, ensuring a second date is guaranteed on your plate? Hook them with your perfume. You’ll not only smell marvelous for your date, but you’ll get the attention from all who are in the room!

Perfume Dilution Classes: (The Concentration of Aromatic Compounds in a Solvent)

  1. Parfum or Extrait – 15-40%
  2. Espirit de Parfum – 15-30%
  3. Eau De Parfum – 10-20%
  4. Parfum De Toilette – 15%
  5. Eau De Toilette – 5-15%
  6. Eau De Cologne – 3-8%

In addition to these widely seen perfume concentrations, companies have marketed a variety of perfumed products under the name of splashes, mists and veils. Generally these products contain approximately 3% aromatic compounds.

 

Why our pheromones are pleased by perfumes!

For scents that are sexy, sensual, misty, playful and heighten your senses, when you stand near someone who smells of beautiful perfume, you’ll want to stay in their direction!

“Sir, you’re standing a bit to close to me. Please step out of my personal space.”

“You’re simply irresistible. Your heavenly scent and your gorgeous face.”

“You can appreciate the view and still enjoy my aroma from a few feet back.”

“If you were anymore appealing you’d cause my heart attack.”

“This delightful perfume I wear is sometimes a bother. Too many people are attracted to me.”

“I’d say you have found the perfect scent that suits you. I would simply let it be!”

Perfume: To ensure people follow you, sprinkling yourself in irresistible aromas is the thing to do! To keep a crowd away, don’t spray any perfume for a day! You’re glorious either 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 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Love them or dread them, skinny jeans aren’t going anywhere, except perhaps in your closet or wrapped on your body. The myth that skinny jeans can only be worn by thin people is just that, a myth. The term “skinny” as it relates to the jeans refers to the cut of the pants, as the pants fit straight up and down. Stretch skinny jeans work real well for expanding and fitting various body types.

Skinny jeans are worn by both men and women, generally have an extremely tight fit and have a tapered leg. Skinny jeans are made of denim. You know a true skinny jean by the snug fit through the legs, and the hem ends in a small leg opening that can be anywhere from 9 inches to 20 inches, depending on the size of the pants.

The skinny jeans style of pants are also known as slim-fit pants, drainpipes, stovepipes, tight pants, cigarette pants, pencil pants and skinnies.

Get the true skinny on skinny jeans!

In addition to blue denim, skinny jeans can be found in most all colors, and many times the pants material contains some spandex (2% to 4%), which makes the pants easier to put on and take off, and allows the fabric to cling to the body. Some styles of skinny jeans have bottom hems that actually hug the ankles.

Skinny jeans look great in both high waisted and hip hugger cuts. Depending on where you are going or what accessories you are wearing, you can dress down with skinny jeans, or ramp your look up. For a casual look, why not wear tennis shoes and a T-shirt along with your skinny jeans? For a look that is dressy and classy, go with denim skinny jeans, a silk blouse and four or five inch heels, preferably patent leather. This creates an aura that appears chic, stylish and trendy. Drape a strand of pearls around your neck to add the last splash of classic!

Since the 1950s, skinny jeans have come in and out of style. In contrast to the bell-bottoms that were huge in the 1970s, many punk rockers and glam band artists continued to wear tight skinny jeans (think Poison, Motley Crue and Bon Jovi).

Fashion is all about taking risks and finding your unique, signature style that works and defines you! Whether you’re a man or a woman, this famous saying holds: To thine own self be true!

Remember, wearing skinny jeans doesn’t mean you have to be a “skinny-minnie”! As long as your jeans fit well, and you feel like rocking the mainstream jeans, then you’ll look swell! For those of you who prefer the look of skinny jeans, yet you want a bit more room and comfort, there are cuts of jeans that come close to the skinny jean but leave your hips and legs a touch of breathing room!

Perhaps you’re someone who craves beauty and fashion, but doesn’t dare to wear much denim. Why not slink the stylish you into a new pair of jeans and become the denim diva star that you are? Wow, a brand new you! Who knew?

Skinny jeans are ideal for tucking into boots (ankle boots, knee high boots and/or thigh high boots) as the pants fit tight on the calves and ankles, allowing the pant legs to stay snug in the boot, and not slink up and out! No continuing to tuck your pant legs back into your boots all day! In some styles, zippers are needed at the bottom of the legs to help you pull the pants over your feet. I think skinny jeans with zippers near the feet are adorable and a visual fashion treat!

Sexy, sassy, stylish and keen, look your best in an alluring pair of skinny jeans, you gorgeous fashion machine!

“I need a pick me up today. Perhaps I’ll go to the mall.”

“A day of shopping and pampering ourselves helps us all.”

“I’m thinking of buying a black velvet blazer and a fitted pair of jeans.”

“You’ll look like a sexy siren vixen…truly make the fashion scene.”

“I might get a patent leather clutch and patent leather stiletto heels.”

“With bargain prices, the walking fashion plate will find great deals!”

Skinny Jeans: Steal the scene you denim diva queen!

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

 

 

 

 

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 sultry, dramatic, dazzling look to the eyes. Since the eyes are the window to our souls, the smokey eye allows us to see ourselves and the world through glamorous, gorgeous, mesmerizing eyes!

We all know that eye shadow is a makeup item that is applied on the eyelids and under the eyebrows. Did you know that eye shadow adds depth and dimension to your eyes, can complement your eye color, can be used to make your eyes appear larger, or simply to 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:

1. Prep the Eyelid: Swipe an eye shadow primer (base) across the upper and lower eye area and let it dry.
2. 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 shades you desire!
3. Apply Eyeliner: Apply eyeliner above the entire upper lash line, drawing the line thicker in the middle of the eye.
4. 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 Qtip. You can also apply some eye shadow and smudge the eyeliner and eye shadow together.
5. 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 browbase.
6. 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.
7. Check Your Work: Make certain that both eyes match and rub out any smears or smudges with a Qtip.
8. Apply Lots of Mascara: Thick, dramatic mascara is a must to finish off the alluring smokey eye effect. Apply enough coats 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.

Where there’s smoke there’s fire? Show the fire in your eyes with the dramatic smokey eye!

Eye Shadow Fun Fact: Many people use eye shadow to simply improve their appearance, but it is also commonly used in theater and other plays, to create a memorable look, with bright, bold colors. Depending on skin tone and the shades of eye shadows selected, the effect of eye shadow usually brings out the glamour and gains attention. The use of eye shadow attempts to replicate the natural eye shadow that some women exhibit due to a natural contrasting pigmentation on their eyelids. Natural eye shadow can range anywhere from a glossy shine to one’s eyelids, to a pinkish tone, or even a silver look.

Whether your eye shadow comes a la natural or applied from a case, when you spruce up your eyes with the signature smokey eye, you’ll be a true fashion and beauty plate!

Eye Makeup Removal Fun Fact: To remove the eye shadow and all of the hard work that you’ve put into mastering the smokey eye, a commercial eye makeup remover can be used, as well as a rich face wash. You may also go with water and a gentle soap. Eye shadow, eyeliner and mascara also wipes clean with baby oil or petroleum jelly. You may also purchase makeup removal wipes at salons and beauty supply stores.

Jeepers, creepers! Where did you get those smokey eye peepers?

“I feel like I need a night on the town. Would you like to go dancing at a club with me?”

“I don’t want to sound like a party pooper, but sometimes the clubs are too smokey to see.”

“Perhaps we can find a no smoking club, where the only smoke will be our smokey eyes.”

“Then I’m up for it. Some good music, dancing and munchies sounds “de-stress” wise.”

“Having some fun, dancing, mingling and a good time is what I need to relax as well.”

“Let’s go over dramatic with the alluring smokey eye. Tomorrow we’ll have a story to tell!”

Smokey Eye: Eye makeup perfection. Get the beauty connection!

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