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Low rise fashion is a style of clothing designed to sit low on, or below, the hips.  The style is also known as hip hugger, lowcut and hipster fashion, and applies to garments worn by both men and women. Low rise garments include pants, jeans, shorts, skirts and bikinis.

The rise of a bottom garment is measured by the distance between the crotch and the waistline, or top of the garment, and is usually around 12 inches (30 cm) on regular pants. The average rise of a low-rise garment is approximately 8 inches (20 cm) with some as little as 3 to 4 inches (7.6 to 10.2 cm). A normal low rise sits at least 2 to 3 inches (5 to 8 cm) below the navel. A super or ultra low-rise sits 4 to 5 inches (10 to 13 cm) below the navel.

The low rise fashion expanded in the early 1990s after the March 1993 issue of the British magazine The Face featured Kate Moss in low rise jeans.

Clothing manufacturer Levi Strauss & Co. introduced low rise jeans in December 2000, the top of which were about 3 inches (7 1/2 cm) below the navel. This style was later adopted for men’s wear as well. Gradually the wide acceptance of low rise pants by men led to low rise swimwear and briefs.

Popular Styles of Low Rise Pants:

  1. Boot Cut
  2. Flared
  3. Loose
  4. Straight
  5. Baggy
  6. Skinny
  7. Boyfriend
  8. Slim
  9. Low Waisted

Low rise pants look great when worn with tucked in blouses and a belt. If you wish to show off your toned abs, why not wear a crop top with your low rise pants?

Low Rise Pants Fun Fact: State Legislator Derrick Shepherd of the state of Louisiana in the United States made an attempt in 2004 to outlaw low rise jeans, particularly to bring a halt to the display of underwear under the pants, claiming it to be disrespectful and obscene. People spotted with the “whale tale” or “boxers showing” would have been fined $500.00 if the bill had become law. The bill, HB 1703, was rejected by the Louisiana House of Representatives.

The real low down on low rise (low waisted) pants!

Whether you wear your low rise pants as a way to display more skin at your waist, torso and hips, or if you wear your low rise slacks to clearly look cool and hip, there is no denying that when dressed in low rise pants you’ll love it!

Who’s got the look? You when donned in a lovely pair of low rise pants!

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

Popular Styles of Low Rise Pants:

The pretty and pleasing fabric known as plaid never goes out of style. As early as the 1830s, plaid was a popular fabric pattern in the world of fashion. Plaid is a recognizable pattern consisting of criss-crossed horizontal and vertical bands of multiple colors. Plaid originated in woven wool, but today plaid fabrics are available in many other materials.

Plaid is made with alternating bands of colored threads woven as both warp and weft at right angles to each other. The weft is woven in a simple twill, two over – two under the warp, advancing one thread at each pass. This forms visible diagonal lines where different colors cross, which gives the appearance of new colors blended from the original ones. The resulting blocks of color repeat vertically and horizontally in a distinct pattern of squares and lines known as a ‘sett’.

Ready, set, go…look fabulous from head to toe when you are dressed in the cool, chic, rad fabric that is plaid!

Plaid Color Shades and Meanings:

1. Modern: A plaid that is colored using chemical dyes as opposed to natural dyes.
2. Ancient: A lighter shade of plaid that represent the colors that would result from the fabric aging over time.
3. Muted: Plaid which is shade between modern and ancient. This type of plaid is very modern, dating only from the 1970s. This shade is said to be the closest match to the shades attained by natural dyes used before the mid-19th century.

For those of you that prefer a splash of plaid as opposed to being wrapped in plaid, why not carry a plaid handbag or doll yourself up in plaid accessories? A touch of plaid looks exceptionally graceful and elegant on anyone, yes, even men!

Plaid Fun Fact: Plaid is recorded by counting the threads of each color that appear in the sett. The thread count not only describes the width of the stripes on a sett, but also the colors used. For example, the thread count “K4 R24 K24 Y4” breaks down as 4 black threads, 24 red threads, 24 black threads and 4 yellow threads. The first and last thread of the thread count are the pivot points.

The word ‘plaid’, derived from the Scottish Gaelic ‘plaide’, meaning blanket, was first used to describe any rectangular garment. Over time, the term ‘plaid’ was used to describe blankets themselves.

Today plaid is a pretty, pleasing pattern that looks both elegant and fun and is adored and recognized by everyone!

The fashion pandemonium plaid is never a fad!

Although plaid prints can be found in all colors, plaid fabrics consisting of black, red and yellow are the most popular. For a striking, stunning sight, dress in plaid garments of black and white.

Gorgeous and glad to be wearing plaid!

Even though the plaid pattern never goes out of style, plaid is making a huge fashion statement for Fall/Winter 2018! Go out and buy the perfect plaid clothing for your closet…it shows great taste! You’ll enjoy wearing plaid and receive so many compliments that your money certainly won’t go to waste! Whether you wear plaid shirts, pants, dresses, shorts or skirts, plaid is a cute, fun, recognizable pattern adored by everyone.

Get your positive fashion spin on when wearing plaid…the criss-cross pattern is cool, chic and rad.

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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Are you one of the many who wear their sunglasses in the dark, at night, even though it dims your eyesight? Why? Because any fashion diva walking behind sunglasses creates a stunning visual: striking, trendy and cool.

Sunglasses do far more than protect our eyes from strong rays of sun. Sunglasses make a fashion statement on everyone!

Sunglasses are a form of protective eyewear designed primarily to prevent bright sunlight and high-energy visible light from damaging or discomforting the eyes. Sunglasses also function as a visual aid, featuring lenses that are colored or darkened, and frames that are cool, chic and sexy.

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Sunglasses Fun Fact: The American Optometric Association recommends wearing sunglasses whenever a person is in the sun to protect the eyes from ultraviolet radiation (UV) and blue light, which can cause serious eye problems. Fashion experts recommend wearing sunglasses whenever you wish to appear hot.

Sunglasses have long been associated with celebrities and film actors, primarily from a desire to mask their identity, or to add mystery to their mass appeal. Since the 1940s, sunglasses have been popular as a fashion accessory, especially on the beach. Sunglasses have become popular for many reasons, one is to keep sun and glare out of your eyes. Sunglasses can also be worn to hide the eyes, making eye contact virtually impossible, which can be intimidating to those not wearing sunglasses.

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Fashion trends are another major reason for wearing sunglasses, particularly designer sunglasses from high-end fashion brands. Sunglasses of particular shapes and sizes may be in vogue as a fashion accessory. Fashion trends can also count on the “cool” image of sunglasses and their association with a prominent lifestyle, especially the close connection between sunglasses and beach life. Sometimes the image sunglasses gives off serves as the core concept behind an entire brand.

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Sunglasses Construction:

1. Lens: The color of the lens may vary depending on style, fashion and purpose, but for general use, red, grey, green and brown are recommended to avoid or minimize color distortion.
2. Frames: Frames are generally made of plastic, nylon, metal or a metal alloy. Frames can be thin, thick, colorful, wire, and various shapes.
3. Nose Bridge: Nose bridges provide support between the lens and the face. They also prevent pressure marks caused by the weight of the lens or frame on the cheeks.

I wear my sunglasses in the dark! Simply because I can!

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Fashionable Types of Sunglasses:
1. Aviator
2. Clip Up
3. Flip Up
4. Gradient Lenses
5. Mirrored
6. Oversized
7. Shutter Shades
8. Teashades
9. Wayfarer
10. Wrap Around

Various names for sunglasses are shades, glares, glints, sun spectacles, sun shades, dark glasses, sunnies, smoked spectacles, solar shades, glecks and cooling glasses. Some major brands include Foster Grants, Oakley, Ray-Ban, Persol, Luxottica and Serengeti.

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Who is that stunning guy and gal behind those sunglasses? Sunglasses look fashionably sexy on all lads and lasses!

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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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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

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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

 

We all enjoy the pampering and pleasure that we receive by indulging in a fabulous facial. In addition to the soothing, relaxing effects and joy that a facial brings, we also get immediate benefits with clear, smooth, healthy, younger looking skin. Ah, to love the skin that you’re in!

Facials are used for both general skin health and to treat specific skin conditions. Popular types of facials include the European facial, LED light therapy facials and mini-facials.

Depending on your preferred results, your skin type and your complexion, there are different types of facial masks (cactus, cucumber, etc.) used for different purposes:

  1.  Deep Cleansing: Penetrates the pores, healing acne scars or hyper-pigmentation.
  2.  Brightening: Brings a gradual illumination to your skin tone.

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Facials are performed using moisturizer creams, masks, or both. A large part of the success of your facial is determined by the type of moisturizer that you use. Moisturizers are complex mixtures of chemical agents specifically designed to smooth the skin and make external layers of the skin softer and more pliable.

Facial masks help hold in moisture, making your skin supple and adding a healthy glow. Some masks are designed to solidify on the face, almost like plaster, while others remain wet. The perceived effects of a facial mask treatment include revitalizing, healing and refreshing the skin, yielding temporary and long term benefits. Facial masks are removed by either rinsing the face with water, wiping the mask off with a damp warm cloth, or peeling a dry mask off the face.

Fabulous facials make your skin look and feel healthy and younger!

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Why not rejuvenate your skin and your mind with a professional facial, administered by a professional Mobile Styles expert? Be kind to yourself and the skin that you’re in!

Fabulous Facials Preserve All Skin Types:

1. Normal Skin
2. Dry Skin
3. Oily Skin
4. Combination Skin
5. Aging Skin
6. Sensitive Skin

Fancy, youthful, stress free faces deserve fantastic, fresh facials!

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I scream, you scream, we all scream for an indulging facial using marvelous masks and face creams.

To receive a $50.00 discount off your first professional facial session, download the Mobile Styles app and book an appointment with a health and beauty expert, using promo code lookbook18nm Visit the Mobile Styles website at www.mobilestyles.com and follow Mobile Styles on Facebook, Instagram and SnapChat

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Fabulous facials that make your skin look and feel healthy and younger. For the glamour girl youthful glow, a professional Mobile Styles facial is the way to go!

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For all fashion and shoe lovers, wearing a variety of shoes is fun and one of the pure joys of truly appreciating fashion and style. Perhaps you prefer pumps on Monday, ballerina flats on Tuesday, ankle boots on Wednesday, gladiator shoes on Thursday, and the endless shoe choices continue, depending on your outfit and your mood. However, there are times when you know, without a doubt, that only slipping your feet into fabulous high heeled shoes will do.

With so many gorgeous, glamorous shoes on the market today, what’s a shoe lover to do? Visit FSJShoes.com for sure! FSJShoes is an online one stop shop for all things shoes and fantastic footwear! This is the wonderful shoe store to browse through to find the perfect high heeled shoes for you!

 

Whatever your shoe choice, be it high heels, stilettos, pumps, boots, wedges, wedding and bridal shoes and gladiator shoes, FSJShoes has a large selection of exquisite, sassy, classy and sexy shoes for the fashion diva that lives in all of you!

A particular type of shoe that radiates with glamour, sensuality and sex appeal is the gladiator shoe. From gladiator shoes, all the way on up to gladiator sandals and gladiator boots, there is no denying that when you strap your feet into glorious gladiator shoes, your overall look and mood will elevate you!

How do you know an authentic gladiator shoe? By the T-strap style shoe, with straps running across the front of the foot, or all the way up the legs or more! Oh my, it’s my gladiator shoes, sandals and boots that I adore!

Have you ever seen sandals so pretty and feisty?  Wow, they fit so nicely!

Gladiator Sandals

Black Gladiator Sandals

Gold Gladiator Sandals

Truth be told, when you step out in gladiator shoes, you’ll look confident, sexy, regal and bold!

When only hot high heeled shoes will do, FSJShoes.com is the perfect fit for you!

Gladiator Shoe Fun Fact: T-strap sandals have a strap which runs around the ankle to secure the shoe, with a connecting strap which runs down the front of the foot. When viewed straight on, a distinctive “T” can be seen at the top of the foot, where the two straps meet. Wow, gladiator shoes look both tough and tender on the feet! Sweet!

For those of you that desire a more dainty or feminine shoe, FSJShoes has amazing footwear just for you! Whether you prefer a high heel of a few inches, or 5 to 6 inches or higher, FSJShoes has a beautiful, classic selection of high heeled shoes. You’ll want them all, I’m sure! Light your festive footwear fire!

Popular Types of Heels Found on High Heeled Footwear:

  1. Cone
  2. Kitten
  3. Prism
  4. Spool
  5. Stiletto
  6. Viennese
  7. Wedge

When knock-out, aesthetically pleasing and gorgeous shoes are all that will do, visit FSJShoes and feed the sensual shoe diva that exists in all of you!

“Who’s that tall, gorgeous girl that just walked in the room?”

“Her high heeled gladiator boots make my heart go varoom!”

“It’s amazing how she struts so elegantly in such a high heel.”

“She’s simply delightful. Looks too scrumptious to be real.”

“Pardon us, we noticed your stunning boots, so elegant and strong.”

“These are my fierce, fabulous gladiator boots from FSJShoes.com”

Shop https://www.FSJshoes.com   You can’t go wrong!

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’re looking to add a new article of clothing to your closet, one that is durable, stylish, comfortable and affordable, then I suggest the sweater dress. Sweater dresses are always in style (yes, even in warm weather) and remain a mainstream fashion item.

Sweater dresses are knitted garments that generally fit as either a pullover, or cardigan style, where the dress opens and fastens down the front. The collars can be V-neck, round, turtleneck, crew neck, etc. Sweater dresses, in addition to being pretty and cozy, are easily maintained by washing or dry cleaning, and the use of a lint roller or pill razor.

Sweater dresses, whether mini, knee length or maxi, look great when worn with a high heeled boot.  Mini sweater dresses and thigh high boots look beyond striking…oh my!

Sweater Dress Fun Fact: Since sweater dresses are generally made with knitted fabrics and are somewhat elastic, with a softer feel or drape than woven fabrics, sweater dresses tend to fit tightly and conform well to the shape of your body, without requiring the tailoring necessary in a woven garment such as darts, flares and gores. Even when additional body shaping is used, it can be knit into the fabric itself, without requiring seams.

Seems to me, the sweater dress might just be the answer to your wardrobe dreams!

Sweater Fun Fact: In British English, a sweater is also referred to as a jumper, pullover or jersey. In the United States, however, a jumper refers to a style of women’s sleeveless dress, worn over a blouse or shirt, and jersey refers to a knit shirt, especially if part of an athletic uniform. In the United States, a sleeveless sweater is often called a sweater vest. The same garment is referred to as a waist coat in the United Kingdom. Ah, such fun…these fun facts! Informational too!

Walk the town in a warm, fuzzy, eye catching sweater dress and look and feel better than the rest!

Invest in a sensational sweater dress!

Although sweater dresses are traditionally made from wool, they are also made from cotton, synthetic fibers or a combination of the two. No matter what material your sweater dress is made of, it will move along with your body, making for a comfortable you!

Sweater Dress Fun Fact: It wasn’t until the late 20th century that the sweater dress increasingly came to be worn as a garment of its own, as opposed to a sweater that you slip on over your shirt. As finer, cozier, softer materials began to be used, it became comfortable to have the knitted garment next to your skin.

Cover the skin you’re in wrapped in an amazing sweater dress!

Sweater Fun Fact: The uniforms that present day ice hockey players wear are sometimes referred to as sweaters, although they more closely resemble the jerseys worn in other sports like soccer. This is because original ice hockey uniforms were simply sweaters with the team’s logo stitched on the front (wear those sweaters when you’re on that frozen, cold ice)! However, as technology changed, so did the uniform sweaters, as the sweaters absorbed too much moisture and became weighed down and bulky throughout the course of the game.

Put my sweater dress suggestion to the test! Wear one and you’ll see that you look and feel your fashion best!

Sweater Dress Tip: Lots of bangle bracelets and perhaps a long chain necklace, or a glamorous choker, will add elegance, style and a youthful look to your sweater dress!

“I’m looking for someone much like yourself who would like to go dancing with me.”

“Only if I can wear my brand new sweater dress. It will move freely along with me.”

“You can dress however you like. You’ll add class and style to any garment you wear.”

“I think I’ll add some thigh high boots, and perhaps put a flower in my hair.”

“Thank you, miss, for agreeing to join me on the dance floor tonight.”

“I appreciate the invitation. My sweater dress will make my mood just right!”

Sweater Dress: Simply a knitted fabric best!

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

 

 

 

 

With the 90th Academy Awards preparations well under way, many of you will be hosting and/or attending Oscar parties. Whether you’re mingling with celebrities at after Oscar parties such as Vanity Fair, or hosting and/or attending an Oscar party with family and friends, the fun bash/celebrations take your evening into an exciting direction.

The 2018 Academy Awards will air live on ABC on March 4, 2018, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. Although you certainly don’t need a reason to throw a party, the Oscars is the epitome of award ceremonies, and it presents the “to the nines” party opportunity.

Tips for Hosting the Perfect Oscar Party:

  1. Select a theme: Hollywood, Glamour, Movies, etc.
  2. Prepare and strut your own Red Carpet event.
  3. For delicious food and munchies, serve popcorn, or go for the catered affair if you are hosting a fancier event, or do it “potluck” style where each guest brings a dish.
  4. Have all guests dress to Oscar proportions and give a prize to the first place male and female winner.
  5. Have your guests guess their favorite nominee (winner) in each category. First place wins a prize.
  6. Supply fun goodie bags for the guests.
  7. Enjoy!

2018 Movies Nominated for Best Picture:

  1. Call Me by Your Name
  2. Darkest Hour
  3. Dunkirk
  4. Get Out
  5. Lady Bird
  6. Phantom Thread
  7. The Post
  8. The Shape of Water
  9. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Actor:

  1. Timothee Chalamet     Call Me by Your Name
  2. Daniel Day- Lewis        Phantom Thread
  3. Daniel Kaluuya             Get Out
  4. Gary Oldman                 Darkest Hour
  5. Denzel Washington      Roman J. Israel, Esq.

Best Actress:

  1. Sally Hawkins                The Shape of Water
  2. Frances McDormand   Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  3. Margot Robbie               I, Tonya
  4. Saoirse Ronan                Lady Bird
  5. Meryl Streep                   The Post

Best Director:

  1. Christopher Nolan         Dunkirk
  2. Jordan Peele                    Get Out
  3. Greta Gerwig                   Lady Bird
  4. Paul Thomas Anderson Phantom Thread
  5. Guillermo del Toro         The Shape of Water

And the Academy Award goes to? You! For throwing the best Oscar party in town and looking like the star that you are!

Oscar Party Tip: If you’re hosting an Oscar party, why not stick to the Red Carpet theme and use red party essentials? Red plates, napkins, decorations, etc. Or, go with the always elegant and beautiful color scheme of black and silver. Better yet, why not go with opulent gold party essentials, to mix in with the Oscar gold statuette?

Your party, your theme, your way. Look gorgeous, handsome and red carpet ready on this special Hollywood day!

Camera ready, that’s you. Get your Red Carpet best on as you enjoy the night away dressed your classy, magical way!

“Wow. With you in that glorious evening gown and me in this tux we’re quite the pair.”

“Yes. You with your caramel skin kissed by the sun and my Southern belle skin so fair.”

“We look glamorous enough to go to the Academy Awards. I’ll rent the limousine.”

“We’ll walk in like royalty: you dressed regal as a king and me your shining queen.”

“Well attend a glorious after Oscar party and fit in like the stars that we are.”

“I would adore attending the Vanity Fair party. We’re Hollywood royalty by far.”

Oscar Parties: Whether your Oscar party is a black tie affair or more casual wear, everyone hopes to see you there!

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