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Most of us see the fall and winter as a time when the days get shorter and the weather cools down. What is heating up this fall/winter 2018 is neon colors on the catwalk and in the stores. One shade that is particularly pleasing and popular is hot pink. All colors of pink clothing make a confident, bold fashion statement, but the hotter the pink, the hotter the look.

All pink garments are glorious, I think!

Pink is a pale red color named after the flower of the same name. The color pink is made by mixing red and white. For darker pinks, go more red. For paler pinks, add more white. Pink was first used as a color name in the late 17th century. According to surveys in Europe and the United States, pink is the color most often associated with charm, politeness, sensitivity, tenderness, sweetness, childhood, femininity and romance.

Pink Color Fun Fact: The color pink is associated with chastity and innocence when combined with white, but associated with sultry seduction when combined with purple or black.

When dressed in hot pink you can cause a fashion heart attack.

Pink Fun Fact: Pink wasn’t a common color in the fashion of the Middle Ages; nobles preferred brighter reds, such as crimson. However, pink appeared in women’s fashion, and in religious art, in the 13th and 14th century. During the Renaissance, pink was mainly used for the flesh color of faces and hands.

In color psychology, pink represents compassion, nurturing and love. Pink relates to unconditional love and understanding, and the giving and receiving of care. Pink garments are often viewed as romantic, feminine, girly and dainty.

Positive Traits Associated With Pink:

  1. Romantic Love
  2. Unconditional Love
  3. Compassion
  4. Understanding
  5. Romance
  6. Nurturing
  7. Warmth
  8. Hope
  9. Calmness
  10. Sweetness
  11. Naivete
  12. Femininity
  13. Intuitive Energy

Hot Pink – A Hot Color on the Fall/Winter 2018 Catwalk!

As a fashion buff, I know that not everyone is comfortable dressed in head-to-toe pink. If you want just the right splash of pink to perhaps pair with a white or black outfit, why not wear hot pink high heels or carry an adorable pink purse? A pink purse is the bomb!

If hot pink isn’t your thing, why not try various shades of pink clothing? You’ll get your fashion diva personality soaring!

Variations of the Color Pink:

  1. Blush – Similar to skin color.
  2. Rose Pink – This is the pink of universal love.
  3. Salmon Pink – There is a touch of orange in salmon pink.
  4. Orchid – This is a gorgeous lavender-pink.
  5. Fuschia – This color is made by a blend of deep pink and blue.
  6. Hot Pink – Hot neon pink is a grand shade of pink, don’t you think? Eye catching by far!

Although pink garments are stunning as dresses, skirts, pantsuits and shorts, faux fur pink jackets create a fashion stir and racket! Wow, you’d look splendid wrapped in a faux fur pink jacket!

In the realm of fashion, wear pink garments with black, dark blue, dark green or gray to add strength and sophistication to your look. For a more dreamy, dainty look, wear your pink clothing with white or red.  For head-to-toe, bold femininity, wear only pink. Wow, you’re ten times more the woman than you think!

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

 

 

“Bell bottom blues, you made me cry. I don’t want to lose this feeling. And if I could choose a place to die it would be in your arms!” Bell Bottom Blues – Eric Clapton

Okay, Eric Clapton may be singing to a woman, but this is the same way denim lovers feel toward their cherished blue jeans.  Yes, to many people their denim duds are that desirable!

Denim is a sturdy cotton warp faced textile in which the weft passes under two or more warp threads. This twill weaving produces a diagonal ribbing that distinguishes it from cotton duck. The most common denim is indigo denim, in which the warp thread is dyed, while the weft thread is left white. As a result of the warp-faced twill weaving, one side of the textile is dominated by blue warp threads and the other side is dominated by the white weft threads. This is what causes blue jeans to be white on the inside!

No matter the decade and no matter the style, denim bell bottoms are fun, beautiful and fashionable. Bell bottoms are a style of pants that become wider from the knees downward, forming a bell-like shape of the pant leg. Did you know that in the 1970s Sonny and Cher helped popularize bell bottoms in the United States by wearing them on their variety television show?

Bell Bottoms Fun Fact: In 1989 bell bottoms rose in popularity after bands such as The Rolling Stones, Happy Mondays and the Charlatans wore them while performing on stage.

Create a bell bottom blues revival by parading around in denim bell bottoms on your own stage! Set a glorious fashion rage!

Dazzling denim duds welcomes bell bottom blues!

How Denim is Made:

  1. Cotton is harvested by hand or machine.
  2. A cotton gin separates the cotton fiber from the seeds.
  3. The fiber is put into bales. A bale weighs around 550 pounds and can make around 400 pairs of jeans.
  4. The cotton fiber is spun into yarn.
  5. The yarn is dyed, giving it color such as the classic denim blue.
  6. The yarn is then woven in a shuttle loom or projectile loom into denim.
  7. The denim is then sent to the manufacturer for use.

Dry or raw denim, contrasted with washed denim, is denim that hasn’t been washed after having been dyed during production.

Some people prefer their denim dark blue while others prefer the washed, faded look. Patterns of fading jeans caused by prolonged periods of wearing them are a way of personalizing the garment.

Popular Patterns of Faded Jeans:

  1. Combs or Honeycombs – Meshes of faded line-segments that form behind the knees.
  2. Whiskers – Faded streaks that form rapidly from the crotch area.
  3. Stacks – Irregular bands of fading above the ankle caused by according of the fabric due to contact with the foot or shoe.
  4. Train Tracks- Fading along the out-seams due to abrasion.

One of my most favorite clothing ensembles that always looks classy, stylish and trendy are flared bell bottom blue jeans worn with black patent leather high heels, a white or black blouse and a black velvet blazer. Striking! Add accessories and a great handbag for a look that works in the office, at parties or out at your favorite restaurant enjoying brunch or dinner!

Bell bottom blues are a true garment winner!

Denim fabric dyeing is divided into two categories: indigo dyeing and sulfur dyeing. Indigo dyeing produces the traditional blue color while sulfur dyeing produces specialty black colors and other colors, such as red, pink, purple, gray, rust, mustard and green.

More comfortable in stretch denim? Stretch denim incorporates an elastic component, such as spandex. This creates a certain amount of “give” when putting on, wearing and removing your delicious denim duds!

Whether skinny jeans, daisy duke shorts, miniskirts, dresses or bells bottom jeans, let’s toast the beloved material worn worldwide known simply as denim! Hats off to the denim king and queens!

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

 

 

 

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

 

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Did you know that you can completely change the look and tone of your outfit merely by the accessories you choose to wear? A casual outfit of jeans and a blouse can be turned into a dressier look by adding patent leather high heels, perhaps a strand of pearls, diamond or gemstone earrings and bangle bracelets. Jewelry, hats, scarves and other accessories can turn a drab outfit into a dazzling outfit that works for all occasions.

Why not take it a step further and let a Mobile Styles beauty specialist paint your face to cosmetic perfection? Everything you need to go the “glamour girl” direction!

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Jewelry is adored by both women and men and is worn for personal adornment. Various items of jewelry consist of rings, necklaces, earrings, pendants, chokers, bracelets, anklets and pins. Other popular types of accessories include gloves, scarves, body piercings, stockings and hats.

Various types of jewelry that add sparkle and elegance to any outfit include those made with gemstones, precious metals, beads, shells and rhinestones. Shimmer and shine and make your garments unique and simply divine! Jewelry has been made to decorate nearly every part of your body, from hairpins to toe rings. Most cultures at some point have had a practice of keeping large amounts of wealth stored in the form of jewelry. Whether you are lathered in real 18 carat gold or cosmetic jewelry, there is no denying that the adornment of accessories is exciting, elegant and beautiful.

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Forms and Functions of Wearing Jewelry:

1. As an artistic display
2. A symbol of personal meaning, such as love or luck
3. A marker of social and personal status, such as a wedding ring
4. Functional to fix clothing or keep hair in place, such as a headband or pin

Accessorize your outfit to perfection and truly adore the accessories that you are in!

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Popular, gorgeous gemstones used in exquisite jewelry include amber, amethyst, emerald, jade, jasper, quartz, ruby, sapphire and turquoise. Some gemstones (pearls, coral, amber) are classified as organic because they are produced by living organisms. Inorganic gemstones are composed of and arise from minerals. A trendy, popular man made gemstone is cubic zirconia, which resembles a diamond.

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The patterns of wearing jewelry and adding accessories to clothing is trending with both men and women, but women are by far the most consistent wearers and lovers of jewelry! Spoil yourself and bedazzle your way to your own unique style by adding mounds of jewelry and accessories. The pretty pieces will make you smile!

For a full pamper makeover, download the Mobile Styles on demand health and beauty app on any mobile device and schedule an appointment with a first-rate professional stylist. Use promo code lookbook18nm to receive a $50.00 discount off your first session.

To learn more about Mobile Styles visit their website at www.mobilestyles.com and 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

 

Perhaps there is no hairstyle that is cuter, cooler and more perfect for summer than the trending bob! No matter the shape of your face, be it round, oval, square or heart shaped, the short, sassy hairstyle that is the bob works as the elegant, sultry frame for your face.

A bob cut is a shorter haircut in which the hair is typically cut straight around the head at about jaw level, often with bangs (fringe) at the front. The bob is generally cut at the level of the ears or above the shoulders.

Great Ways to Wear the Bob:

  1. Parted down the middle.
  2. Parted down the side.
  3. The ends level with your chin.
  4. The ends just above the shoulders.
  5. Straight
  6. Curled
  7. With Bangs
  8. Without Bangs

Whichever way you prefer to style your bob, the final look is summery, youthful and fun. The bob is a trending hairstyle that does work well on everyone!

Ana Wintour of Vogue magazine is known for her bob haircut parted down the middle, with bangs. As early as the 1920s The Times was suggesting that the bob hairstyle was passé. By the end of the 1920s, the dominant female hairstyle in the Western world was the bob. The chic hairstyle then spread beyond the West, as women in other countries began to adopt the bob haircut as a sign of modern times. Close fitting hats also became popular, and worked perfect with short hair.

One great way to recognize a true bob haircut is by the sharp lines of the cut. The bob often turns in at the ends, resting under the chin.

Types of Bobs:

  1. A-line Bob: A typical bob cut, with slightly longer hair that frames the face, curling under the chin.
  2. Buzz-Cut Bob: The bob is shoulder length in the front and close cropped at the back.
  3. Chin Length Bob: Cut straight to the chin, with or without bangs.
  4. Inverted Bob: Similar to the A-line bob, but with stacked layers in back. The perimeter of the cut is curved rather than being a straight line.
  5. Shaggy Bob: A messy bob layered with a razor.
  6. Shingle Bob: A cut that is tapered very short in the back, exposing the hairline at the neck. The hair on the sides is formed into a single curl or point on each cheek.
  7. Shoulder Length Bob: A blunt bob that reaches the shoulders and has very few layers.

Whatever type of bob you choose, when you wear this gorgeous, short, fun hairstyle you will never lose!

Win the hair fashion game in a bob hairstyle! The fun cut will match your pleasing smile!

Bob hairstyles look exceptionally sexy and sultry when you wear long, dangling earrings. The bob haircut is short enough to show off the earrings and bring out the sexy siren vixen that resides inside every glamour girl! Give the bob haircut a whirl!

Hobnob in this summer’s trending hairstyle: the bob!

If you’re someone who normally wears your hair long and you want to try something new, I suggest the short, sassy, classy, sexy bob in the summertime or the entire year through!

“I didn’t recognize you with your shorter hair. You look fiery and fierce.”

“I wanted a shorter cut to show off my earrings. I just got my ears pierced.”

“I love the way the cut is layered in back and the front ends curl under your chin.”

“This cooler hairdo feels so freeing and liberating. I love the new look I’m in.”

“The bangs and the middle part are a switch from your long hair parted on the side.”

“It didn’t take me long to select this blunt cut for summer. I know I’ll love the ride!”

The Bob: A haircut that works for all face shapes and hair colors. A splendid cool, chic new hairdo for summer!

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

 

 

Summer time is here and most of us are probably incredibly happy to see this fun, sunshine filled season smile down on us. Summer is three months of vacations, beaches, parties, sand, surf, sun and fun. Long, luxurious, glorious days to be savored and enjoyed by everyone.

While going to the beach is a treat, it does take a bit of packing beforehand, even if you are only going for one day. Once your feet sink into the glorious sand you’ll want to stay awhile, and the sun’s rays and the sometimes humid air at the beach calls for extra pampering and care to avoid burning and dry skin. Oh, but even amidst these hazards, the thrill of spending time at the beach makes a little burn or hair frizz well worth it.

10 Essential Items You Need to Pack in Your Beach Bag:

• Towel: You may even want to pack two towels, one to lay out on and one to dry off on. A large sized beach towel is a must to protect you from the hot sand.

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• Sunglasses: Those strong, hot rays of sunshine may feel fabulous, but your eyes will thank you if you slip on a great pair of sunglasses. No squinting!

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• Flip Flops: Even if you prefer to go barefoot in the sand, you’ll need something for your feet when you walk to and from your car, strut down the strand to eat or shop, or if the sand is simply too hot.

• Sunscreen: No matter your skin type (light, medium, dark) we all know the harsh sun can dry out our skin and/or lead to skin cancer. Always wear your sunscreen.

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• Body Lotion or Suntan Oil: Make sure that throughout the day you keep your skin soft and supple to protect from the harsh rays of the sun.

• Hydrating After Sun Spray: At the end of your beach day, apply a hydrating after sun spray made with cocoa butter and oils to help moisturize and restore dry and sun damaged skin.

• Lip Balm or Lip Gloss: The sun can also burn and dry out your lips, so keep your lips well coated and protected with lip balm or a clear lip gloss.

• Books: Even if you think you’ll spend all day in the water, you may decide to relax on your towel and soak up some sun. A good book passes time and intrigues everyone.

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• Go Pro Camera: For all the adventurous underwater guys and gals, body surfing while taking pictures with a Go Pro camera is the bomb!

• Frisbee: You might want to put down your iPhone for awhile and toss a frisbee. Sometimes your inner child just needs to play awhile. If you’re at a dog beach, bring your pooch along. Dogs need their playtime too.

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These are 10 essential items you should carry in your beach bag to ensure your time in the sand and the sun is humongous fun. While you’re at it, why not bring along a beach ball? Fun for you alone or the entire family, one and all! This picture just shouts joy!

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Splurge on yourself with a playful day or week at the beach, rejuvenate your body and mind and take some time out to just enjoy everyday life. Time in the sun equals pure festive fun!

Take your pamper time a step beyond and use Mobile Styles to continue your restful vacation. Once you’re tanned and refreshed, a Mobile Styles on demand health and beauty professional will make you look gorgeous. Whether you prefer a great hairstyle, nail art, a facial or a complete beauty makeover, download the Mobile Styles app on your phone and let them turn you into a full fledged glamour guy or gal! Everyone wants to look and feel their very best and a Mobile Styles expert will pass the beauty test.

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What you pack in your beach bag can make or break your day in the sun. 10 essential items that should be carried in your beach bag by everyone.

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

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sometimes less truly is more…especially when you’re dolling up for an evening out and your choice is an eye stopping, alluring miniskirt.
A miniskirt is a skirt with a hemline well above the knees, generally at mid-thigh level, normally no longer than 4 inches (10 cm) below the buttocks. A dress with such a hemline is called a minidress, or a miniskirt dress. A micro-miniskirt or microskirt is a miniskirt with the hemline at the upper thigh.
Miniskirt: A skirt so short with thighs so high you truly touch the sky!

Short skirts have existed for many years, though they were generally not called “mini” or became a real fashion trend until the 1960s. Instances of clothing resembling miniskirts have been identified by archaeologists and historians as far back as 1390-1370 BCE. In the early 20th century, the dancer Josephine Baker’s banana skirt that she wore for her mid-1920s performances in the Folies Bergere was subsequently likened to a miniskirt.
Always a fashion flirt when dressed in a stunning, short, sensual miniskirt!

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The miniskirt for maximum effect!
Miniskirt Fun Fact: Hemlines were just above the knee in 1961, and gradually climbed upward over the next few years. By 1966, some designs had the hem at the upper thigh. Stockings worn with suspenders or garter belts were not considered practical with miniskirts and were replaced with colored tights or opaque stockings. The popular acceptance of miniskirts as mainstream apparel peaked in the ‘swinging London’ of the 1960s, and has continued to be commonplace in fashion, particularly among younger women and teenage girls. Before that time short skirts were only seen in sport and dance clothing, such as skirts worn by female tennis players, figure skaters, cheerleaders and dancers.
Ooh la la, the miniskirt. Rah, rah, rah!

Miniskirt Fun Fact: Several designers have been credited with the invention of the 1960s miniskirt, most significantly the London based designer Mary Quant and the Parisian designer Andre Courreges. Although Quant reportedly named the skirt after her favorite make of car, the Mini, there is no consensus as to who designed the flashy skirt first. Valerie Steele has noted that the claim that Quant was first is more convincingly supported by evidence than the equivalent Courreges claim. However, the contemporary fashion journalist Marit Allen, who edited the influential “Young Ideas” pages for UK Vogue, firmly stated that the British designer John Bates was the first designer to offer fashionable miniskirts. Other great designers, such as Pierre Cardin and Yves Saint Laurent, had also been raising hemlines at the same time
No matter the designer, no matter the brand…as a true fashion diva the sexy, leg showing miniskirt deserves a congratulatory hand!

Nancy Mangano’s Fashion Fun Tip: Miniskirts look especially cute and alluring when worn with a high heeled ankle boot or a stiletto heel or pump. The higher the heel and the shorter the skirt, the more eye popping the look! And isn’t that the main goal of the miniskirt? To open eyes, turn heads and show off legs for days!
Stop traffic as you walk across the street when draped in a darling miniskirt and high high heels on your feet! A delightful eye candy treat!
Skirt sweet!

Miniskirt Not So Fun Fact: In the early 21st century, miniskirts were still seen as controversial, and remain subject to bans and regulations. Valerie Steele told the BBC in 2014 that even though miniskirts no longer had the power to shock in most Western cultures, she would hesitate to wear one in most parts of the world.
Whether your choice is a miniskirt or a maxi skirt, when donned in a flamboyant and playful miniskirt be prepared to flirt, flirt, flirt!

What’s that you say? The miniskirt is a surefire fashion hit all the way!
“I feel I need to tell you that the bottom of your skirt has fallen off.”
“My skirt hemline is sewn this short…a look that’s sexy and tough.”
“I do believe I like the look…less fabric truly is more.”
“And my legs are long and lean…legs to truly adore.”
“What do you call a skirt that is so short yet adorable all in one?”
“The miniskirt. A definite fashion A+ whether at home or on the run!”
Miniskirt: A fashion hit out of the ball park every time. A winner skirt, truly sublime!

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