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Long, beautiful eyelashes can definitely make you stand out in a crowd. When your lustrous lashes are real, as opposed to fake eyelashes or eyelash extensions, your eyes will be noticed with or without eye makeup. There is something about long eyelashes that looks absolutely lovely. Dark, full eyebrows and long, thick eyelashes bring out the true allure of your face.

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Long, voluptuous eyelashes are a symbol of natural beauty and are an asset to any face. If you prefer extended, natural eyelashes there are easy, inexpensive ways to grow out your own enchanting lashes. Just like the hair on your head, your eyelashes and eyebrows need nourishment to grow and ensure that your vixen lashes remain extended and eye catching.

Bat your eyes for the good news! There are ways to grow thicker, longer, stronger and healthier natural eyelashes!

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Natural Ways to Grow Long Eyelashes:

1. Use a lash lengthening gel underneath your mascara. Some lengthening gels not only grow and lengthen your own lashes, but the gel also conditions and protects your eyelashes, making your lashes stronger.
2. Apply olive oil or castor oil to your eyelashes before you go to bed. Rub the oil between your thumb and finger, then pat the oil onto your eyelashes, or use a clean mascara brush to apply.
3. Apply petroleum jelly to your eyelashes. Let the petroleum jelly sink into your lashes overnight, then wash the jelly off in the morning.
4. Avoid eyelash curlers! Eyelash curlers have a tendency to pull out and/or break your eyelashes, especially if you use the curler on lashes coated with mascara.
5. Eat a nutritious, well balanced diet high in B vitamins and protein. Your eyelashes need to be fed a healthy diet to grow thick and full, just like the hair on your head.
6. Glycerin and egg whites mixed with castor oil, applied to your eyelashes, feeds and strengthens your lashes.
7. Invest in a good eye makeup remover that allows for your mascara to come off easily, where you don’t have to scrub or tug at your lashes.

Once you’ve grown your eyelashes to a lovely length, why not book a pamper session with a Mobile Styles health and beauty expert? Treat yourself to a complete makeover that will make your entire face shine and glow as you go through your busy day.

In order to ensure that your natural, long eyelashes stand out even more, apply two coats of black mascara and watch your pretty peepers come to life. Long, dark, thick eyelashes do wonders for highlighting your face. I say that if I could only wear one cosmetic my choice would be mascara (with lipstick a close second)! The first thing people notice when they look at your face is your eyes. Long, mascara coated eyelashes help beautify and enlarge the size of your eyes. Sheer glamour!

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Where did you get those eyes? Your natural, lustrous, long eyelashes truly hypnotize!

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Lovely, long eyelashes are the bomb! Natural ways to grow eyelashes that are lengthy, lustrous and strong.

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

 

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

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

Positive Keywords for the Color Orange:

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

Offset your fall/winter wardrobe with radiant orange!

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

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

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


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


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

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

For beauty and fashion, lipstick is fun, alluring and provocative! Lipstick or lip gloss is a cosmetic product containing pigments, oils, waxes and emollients that apply color, texture and protection to the lips.
Many types and colors of lipstick exist, with reds, pinks and nudes being highly popular. For a change of pace and a new beauty taste, I suggest the orange lip! Stylish, chic and hip!

Lipstick Fun Fact: Ancient Sumerian men and women were possibly the first to invent and wear lipstick, about 5,000 years ago. They crushed gemstones and used them to decorate their faces, mainly on the lips and around the eyes. During the Islamic Golden Age, the notable Andalusian cosmetologist Abu al-Qasim al-Zahrawi invented solid lipsticks, which were perfumed sticks rolled and pressed in special molds.
What color lipstick creates a more vibrant, alluring, youthful appearance than orange? The color orange radiates warmth and happiness, combining the physical energy and stimulation of red with the cheerfulness of yellow. Orange is optimistic and uplifting, rejuvenating the spirt. In fact, the color orange is so optimistic and uplifting that psychologists suggest we should all find ways to use the color in our everyday life.
May I suggest you lift your mood with an eye popping, cool, chic orange lip? Ah, what a marvelous makeup tip!



Amazing tips to achieve the perfect orange lips!
How to Achieve the Perfect Orange Lip:

  1. Select the most vibrant, gorgeous shade of orange lipstick or lip gloss that you prefer (orange shades of lipstick work well on all skin tones: light, medium and dark).
  2. Line the outside of your lips with a lip pencil the same color (or a bit darker) shade of orange.
  3. Apply the orange lipstick or lip gloss over your lips, inside the lip liner.
  4. If you prefer a dry look, use a matte lipstick.
  5. If you prefer a wet look, use a gloss or a lip gloss.

Knock people out with a perky orange smile or a playful orange pout!

Positive Key Words Associated With the Color Orange:

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

One thing about orange that is perfectly clear: the color orange is fierce and fiery, free of inhibitions and fear!



Variations of the Color Orange that Make for Beautiful Lip Colors:

  1. Peach
  2. Golden Orange
  3. Amber
  4. Burnt Orange
  5. Dark Orange


Orange Fun Fact: The color orange is named after the appearance of the ripe orange fruit. The word comes from the Old French ‘orange’, from the old term for the fruit, ‘pomme d’ orange’. The first recorded use of orange as a color name in English was in 1512, in a will now filed with the Public Record Office.
Positive Effects of the Color Orange:

  1. Enthusiasm – Orange is optimistic and extroverted.
  2. Rejuvenation – Orange helps to restore balance to our physical energies.
  3. Stimulation – Orange is stimulating to both the senses and the appetite.
  4. Courage – Orange helps us to take account of our lives and face the consequences, taking action and moving onward.
  5. Vitality – Orange has a balanced energy of passion and aggression.

Live fearless, live glamorous, live the orange lip!


Lipstick Fun Fact: Ancient Egyptians wore lipstick to show social status rather than gender. They extracted the dye from focus-align, iodine and some bromine mannite, but this dye resulted in serious illness. Lipsticks with shimmering effects were initially made using a pearlescent substance found in fish scales.
Ah, what we go through to be fashion diva beauties! Well worth it, you adorable cuties!

The orange lip looks heaven sent: yummy, gorgeous, rich and opulent!
“Your full orange lips look so inviting and appetizing I’d like to press my lips on yours.”
“If you smear this lovely lipstick over my face I’ll kick you out the door.”
“Wow, fashionable and fierce. What a lovely, attractive combination.”
“I don’t have time for your idle chatter. I’m actually on the run.”
“If you have a major event to attend perhaps I can come along?”
“I’m flattered that you adore my orange lips but you got my message all wrong!”
Orange Lipstick: Kiss the day away the orange lip way! Orange lips are here to stay!

Nancy’s next book in her award winning murder mystery series, Deadly Decisions – A Natalie North Novel, available now in online and retail bookstores.
Nancy Mangano is an American fashion journalist, screenwriter and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series, A Passion for Prying, Murder Can Be Messy and Deadly Decisions – A Natalie North Novel. Visit Nancy on her author website http://www.nancymangano.com, Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano, her fashion magazine Strutting in Style! at http://www.struttinginstyle.com, and her Facebook fan page Nancy Mangano https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nancy-Mangano/362187023895846
                                                                                                                             
 

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

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


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

Factors Affecting the Value of Rubies:

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

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

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


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

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

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

Nancy’s next book in her award winning murder mystery series, Deadly Decisions – A Natalie North Novel, available now in online and retail bookstores.
Nancy Mangano is an American fashion journalist, screenwriter and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series, A Passion for Prying, Murder Can Be Messy and Deadly Decisions – A Natalie North Novel. Visit Nancy on her author website http://www.nancymangano.com, Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano, her fashion magazine Strutting in Style! at http://www.struttinginstyle.com, and her Facebook fan page Nancy Mangano https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nancy-Mangano/362187023895846
                                                                                                                             
 
 
 

Everyone cares about the look and feel of their skin, wanting to love, soothe and protect the skin that you’re wrapped in. When it comes to the face, this is particularly true, as your facial skin is one of the first things others will see and notice when they look at you.
One way to help keep your facial skin hydrated, nourished, moisturized, fresh, clean and clear is with facials, cleansers and creams.
A facial is a family of skin care treatments for the face, including steam, exfoliation, extraction, creams, lotions, cleansers, facial masks, peels and massages. Facials are normally performed in beauty salons and spas, and can be used for general skin health as well as to treat specific skin conditions. Types of facials include the European facial, LED light therapy facials, mini-facials and the face cream moisturizing facial.


Most all facials are performed with some type of face cleansers and creams, or moisturizing creams. A cream is a topical preparation usually for application to the skin. Creams may be considered pharmaceutical products, as even cosmetic creams are based on techniques developed by pharmacies, and unmedicated creams are highly used in a variety of skin conditions.
Uses for Face Cleansers and Moisturizing Creams:

  1. To protect the skin
  2. To aid in the retention of moisture
  3. As a cleansing agent
  4. For emollient effects

Facial Cream Fun Fact: Although face creams use different ingredients, the four main ingredients in face creams are water, oil, emulsifier and a thickening agent.



Facials, cleansers and creams: your skin’s luxurious dream!
How to Do an At-Home Facial:

  1. Cleanse (Wash) Your Face: Cleansing removes dirt, oil and makeup and gives your face a clean slate.
  2. Exfoliate: Exfoliating is imperative for creating a healthier, smoother skin appearance.
  3. Steam: Steaming is generally the most relaxing and cleansing part of the facial, opening skin follicles/facial pores.
  4. Extractions: Helps remove blemishes.
  5. Treatment Mask: This is the heart of any facial. This is when your skin is most ready to receive nutrients, as the skin has been cleansed, exfoliated and steamed.
  6. Tone: Apply a cream or mist toner to the skin.
  7. Moisturize: Pick your favorite oil or face cream and apply to your face and around the eyes.
  8. Wahlah, a gorgeous you!

Facial Cleanser Fun Fact: But wait! With so many facial cleansers and moisturizers on the market to choose from, how does a busy fashion diva select one quickly so as not to waste any of her precious time, and ensure the product works?  Check out The Best Facial Cleanser article conducted and posted by Reviews.com for some fast, thorough, much needed help!

The Best Facial Cleanser



Facial Cleanser and Moisturizing Tips:

  1. The way you apply cleansers and moisturizers can have an affect on the outcome.
  2. Never skip your evening skin care routine.
  3. Pay attention to your skin’s specific needs.
  4. The best time to cleanse and moisturize your skin is during your morning and evening skin routine, or after bathing/showering.

Let’s give a round of applause to the soothing, shimmering, smooth results of facial cleansers and moisturizers! A delicious taste for your face!
Adore the skin that you’re in. Goopy gels never looked so good!



Every fashion gal cares about her skin. In addition to facial cleansers and creams, anti-aging creams are a major market seller. Anti-aging creams are predominantly moisturizer based, cosmetic skin care products marketed with the promise of making the consumer look younger by reducing, masking or preventing signs of skin aging. These signs are sagging skin, wrinkles, redness, skin yellowing and poor skin texture and tone. Traditionally, anti-aging creams have been marketed towards women, but products specifically targeting men are growing in popularity.

Nourish, replenish, cleanse, moisturize and feed the skin that your lovely face is wrapped in! Face cleansers and creams are a definite win!
“Your face looks so smooth and youthful. Your face radiates with warmth and light.”
“Yes, I use a facial cleanser and a moisturizer that shines and works just right.”
“You glow with the radiance of a child, no blemish or wrinkle in sight.”
“My cleanser and moisturizer works so well as I massage them into my face each night.”
“If I’m not overstepping my bounds, may I rub your facial skin so delicate and soft?”
“Certainly. Since my facial skin is so fresh and clean, they’ll be no makeup to rub off!”
Facial Cleansers and Creams: Keep your skin fit for a true fashion queen! You’ll definitely be seen!

Nancy’s next book in her award winning murder mystery series, Deadly Decisions – A Natalie North Novel, available now in online and retail bookstores.
Nancy Mangano is an American fashion journalist, screenwriter and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series, A Passion for Prying, Murder Can Be Messy and Deadly Decisions – A Natalie North Novel. Visit Nancy on her author website http://www.nancymangano.com, Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano, her fashion magazine Strutting in Style! at http://www.struttinginstyle.com, and her Facebook fan page Nancy Mangano https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nancy-Mangano/362187023895846
                                                                                                                             
 
 
 
 

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


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


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



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

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

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

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


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

Nancy’s next book in her award winning murder mystery series, Deadly Decisions – A Natalie North Novel, available now in online and retail bookstores.
Nancy Mangano is an American fashion journalist, screenwriter and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series, A Passion for Prying, Murder Can Be Messy and Deadly Decisions – A Natalie North Novel. Visit Nancy on her author website http://www.nancymangano.com, Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano, her fashion magazine Strutting in Style! at http://www.struttinginstyle.com, and her Facebook fan page Nancy Mangano https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nancy-Mangano/362187023895846
                                                                                                                             
 
 
 
 
 

Deadly Decisions – A Natalie North Novel on sale now in online and retail bookstores.
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Super sleuth Natalie North is tired of catching cheating husbands with their pants down, then worse, having to report to the wives what they hired her to find out, photos and all. Quick on her feet and smart in her head, Natalie aches to use her training to solve real crimes, criminal cases, the grittier the better. When her client Victoria Belmont’s billionaire husband is found dead, Natalie puts her life on the line to find the killer, determined to beat the Los Angeles Police Department at their own game. Toss in Natalie’s unsettled love life, torn between Darren McAllister, a prosecuting attorney, LAPD officer Vincent Sherburne and a mysterious taxi driver, Alfonso Di Paolo, and explore what happens when betrayal, greed, passion and murder collided.
Nancy Mangano is an author, screenwriter and fashion journalist, writing the Natalie North murder mystery series and the global online fashion magazine, Strutting in Style. With degrees in Communications and Criminal Justice, she has blended her love of writing and her interest in law enforcement into her novels. Nancy’s work has received several awards, including the Best of Anaheim award three years in a row. She resides in Orange County, California and in 2016 was inducted into the City of Anaheim Business Hall of Fame.
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Nancy’s next book in her award winning murder mystery series, Deadly Decisions – A Natalie North Novel, available now in online and retail bookstores.
Nancy Mangano is an American fashion journalist, screenwriter and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series, A Passion for Prying, Murder Can Be Messy and Deadly Decisions – A Natalie North Novel. Visit Nancy on her author website http://www.nancymangano.com, Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano, her fashion magazine Strutting in Style! at http://www.struttinginstyle.com, and her Facebook fan page Nancy Mangano https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nancy-Mangano/362187023895846
 
 
 
 
 

The City of Anaheim, CA is proud to honor author and fashion journalist Nancy Mangano three years in a row, receiving the 2017 Best of Anaheim Awards for Business Services and  again being recognized as an official inductee into the City of Anaheim Business Hall of Fame.
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The City of Anaheim congratulates Nancy on this achievement.
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Nancy’s next book in her award winning murder mystery series, Deadly Decisions – A Natalie North Novel, available now in online and retail bookstores.
Nancy Mangano is an American fashion journalist and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series, A Passion for Prying and Murder Can Be Messy. Visit Nancy on her author website http://www.nancymangano.com, Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano, her fashion magazine Strutting in Style! at http://www.struttinginstyle.com, and her Facebook fan page Nancy Mangano https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nancy-Mangano/362187023895846
 

Regarding simple pleasures in life, diamonds and chocolate make the list. While diamonds are revered and beautiful in various forms of jewelry, and chocolate candies and flavorings are adored by the taste buds, mixing the two together to create chocolate diamonds is a definite win!
Chocolate (brown) diamonds are the most common color variety of natural diamonds. In most mines, chocolate diamonds account for 15% of production. Although brown diamonds don’t glimmer as shimmery as their clear diamond sisters, in Australia and the United States, brown diamonds have become valued gemstones and have taken on the appetizing name chocolate diamonds.


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Chocolate Diamond Fun Fact: A significant portion of the output of Australian diamond mines is brown stones. A large amount of scientific research has gone into understanding the origin of the unique brown color. Several causes have been identified, including irradiation treatment, nickel impurities and lattice defects associated with plastic deformation; the latter is considered as the predominant cause, especially in pure diamonds. A high pressure, high temperature treatment has been developed that heals lattice defects and converts brown diamonds into yellow or colorless stones.
Baumgold Bros., a popular diamond cutter and fine jewelry importer in the 1950s and 1960s, rebranded brown diamonds in order to hike sales. Names included champagne, amber, cognac and chocolate. Other companies followed the Baumgold Bros. lead and named different shades such as clove, coffee, caramel, cappuccino, mocha, espresso and cinnamon.
Whatever name you prefer to use, the chocolate diamond makes gorgeous jewelry in any style you choose!


Chocolate Diamond Fun Fact: In the year 2000, the fine jewelry company Le Vian trademarked the term “chocolate diamond” and introduced a new brown jewelry line. Le Vian worked with the supplier Rio Tinto and partnered with the retailer, Signet Jewelers. The brand heavily advertised the ‘chocolate diamond’ line including a massive television media spend. The campaign was a success; in 2007 virtually no one was searching for ‘chocolate diamonds’. By the year 2014 the search number jumped to 400,000 times a year.
If chocolate and diamonds are a girl’s best friend, I suggest chocolate diamonds! The allure never ends!
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Diamonds occur in various colors including blue, yellow, green, orange, various shades of pink and red, brown, gray and black. The Argyle mine, with its 35 million carats (7,000 kg) of diamonds per year, makes about one third of global production of natural diamonds. 80% of argyle diamonds are brown.


Natural Chocolate Diamond Fun Fact: The majority of natural brown diamonds don’t show any characteristics of absorption peaks. The brown color relates to the plastic deformation.
Synthetic Chocolate Diamond Fun Fact: Synthetic diamonds are created by compressing graphite to several gigapascals and heating to temperatures above 1500 C. Nitrogen in these diamonds is dispersed through the lattice as single atoms and induces a yellow color. Nickel is added to graphite to accelerate its conversion into a diamond. The incorporation of nickel and nitrogen into the diamond induces the brown color.
Chocolate or brown…when dolled up in chocolate/brown shimmering diamond jewelry, you’ll rock the town!

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Notable Chocolate Diamonds:

  1. The Golden Jubilee Diamond is the largest cut diamond in the world. It was founded in 1985 as a rough stone of 755.5 carats in the Premier mine in South Africa, which is operated by De Beers.
  2. The Earth Star Diamond was found at another South African mine of De Beers, the Jagersfontein Mine on May 16, 1967. The diamond came from the 2,500 foot level of volcanic diamond-bearing pipe. The rough gem weighed 248.9 carats and was cut into a 111.59 carat pear-shaped gem with a strong brown color and extraordinary brilliance. The diamond was purchased in 1983 for $900,000.
  3. The Incomparable Diamond is another African diamond, one of the largest ever found in the world (890 carats). In 1984 a young girl discovered it in a pile of rubble from old mine dumps of the nearby MIBA Diamond Mine, Democratic Republic of the Congo.
  4. In 1974, American actress Elizabeth Taylor wore a chocolate diamond ring and earrings to the Oscars. The jewelry was a gift from Richard Burton for their tenth wedding anniversary.

Chocolate diamonds…yummy and delicious to the eyes! Dress in elegant chocolate diamond splendor and be fashion wise! You’ll sparkle lovely…no surprise!
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Heat Treated Chocolate Diamond Fun Fact: The concept that the brown color of chocolate diamonds might be related to lattice imperfections has led to a technique to convert brown diamonds into light yellow or even colorless diamonds. The diamond is subjected to high pressures of 6 to 10 GPa and temperatures above 1600 C that heals those defects. The technique has been demonstrated in several research laboratories in Russia and the United States. Since 1999, several companies around the world have adopted the technique and use various brand names for the processed diamonds.
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Chocolate Diamonds: Alluring, appetizing, appealing and amazing!
“I’m aching to eat some chocolate but I’ve started a no sugar diet.”
“I’ve got another way for you to get your chocolate fix that will cause a fashion riot.”
“Are you suggesting I dangle delicious chocolate squares on my ears?”
“I’m saying wear chocolate diamond earrings…the finest diamond in years,  I hear.”
“That is a marvelous idea. Would you like to buy me a pair?”
“Certainly. Let’s treat ourselves…chocolate is scrumptious to wear!”
Chocolate diamonds: A sure cut above, my fashion diva love!
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Watch for Nancy’s next book in her award winning murder mystery series, Deadly Decisions – A Natalie North Novel, coming to online and retail bookstores on February 24, 2017!
Nancy Mangano is an American fashion journalist and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series, A Passion for Prying and Murder Can Be Messy. Visit Nancy on her author website http://www.nancymangano.com, Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano, her fashion magazine Strutting in Style! at http://www.struttinginstyle.com, and her Facebook fan page Nancy Mangano https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nancy-Mangano/362187023895846