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If “these boots are made for walking” it couldn’t be more true than on the 2018 Fall/Winter catwalk! This season boots of sparkling gold are all the rage. A definite throw back to the 1980s and 1990s fashions are reappearing in 2018!

A boot is a type of footwear and a specific type of shoe. Most boots mainly cover the foot and the ankle, while some also cover some part of the lower calf. Knee high boots and thigh high boots extend up the leg, to the knee, or over the knee covering some or most of the thigh. My oh my, gold boots that are thigh high look long enough to touch the sky!

Most boots have a heel that is clearly distinguishable from the rest of the sole, even if the two are made of one piece. Traditionally made of leather or rubber, modern boots are made from a variety of materials. Early boots consisted of separate leggings, soles, and uppers worn together to provide greater ankle protection than shoes or sandals. Around 1000 BC, these components were more permanently joined to form a single unit that covered the feet and lower leg, often up to the knee.

Boots are gorgeous in all colors, but gold boots take the gold star. The color gold represents success, achievement and triumph. Associated with abundance and prosperity, luxury and quality, prestige and sophistication, value and elegance, the psychology of the color gold implies affluence, material wealth and extravagance.

These gold boots are made for walking down paths of pure gold!

Popular Types of Boots:

  1. Ankle Boots
  2. Calf Boots
  3. Knee High Boots
  4. Thigh High Boots
  5. Platform Sole Boots
  6. Cowboy Boots
  7. Leather Boots
  8. Snakeskin Boots

Beautiful boots of gold!

Positive Traits Associated With the Color Gold:

  1. Success
  2. Abundance
  3. Wealth
  4. Understanding
  5. Self-Worth
  6. Wisdom
  7. Compassion
  8. Love
  9. Passion
  10. Charisma
  11. Winning
  12. Optimistic
  13. Positive
  14. Masculine

Walk proudly, elegantly and tall in gorgeous gold boots and be the star that you are!

Boots look great when worn with dresses and skirts, or when your jeans or pants are tucked into the boot. For a sexy look, go with boots and a nude leg. For a more sophisticated look, wear opaque stockings or fishnets with your boots. Boot scoot boogie on down to the store and buy yourself a glorious pair of gold boots that you’ll adore!

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 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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Fashion, style and beauty make a loud, positive, exceptional statement! Loved worldwide, the health and beauty business is thriving and is currently a multi-billion dollar industry. Why? Because everyone wants to look, dress and feel great everyday. Much like all adored interests, some people are natural fashion and beauty gurus, while others of us want to look glamorous and stylish but need some help. I bring you Mobile Styles.

Mobile Styles is an on demand health and beauty app that you can download and request personal, professional hair stylists, nail artists, beauticians, barbers and massage therapists who will travel to you on your timeframe and your schedule. Imagine relaxing and enjoying a complete glamour makeover in the luxury and comfort of your own home!


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We all desire our own unique, sleek style, and our choice of fashion is a great way to display our inner personality to the world. Fashion consists of clothing, footwear, accessories, makeup, hairstyle and body. People take great pride in how they present themselves to others through their fashion and clothing choices.

Our fashion trends can be influenced by several factors including the cinema, celebrities, climate, creative tastes and our social preferences. Put your best foot forward when you step out in style by hiring Mobile Styles professionals to primp you up and help you discover your own signature style.

Dress to Impress: Use Mobile Styles and pass the test!


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We’re all aware of fashion shows, the runway and the fashion industry in general. Did you know the fashion industry consists of four levels?

  1. The production of raw materials, mainly fibers and textiles including leather and fur.
  2. The production of fashion goods by designers, manufacturers and contractors.
  3. Retail sales.
  4. Various forms of advertising and promotion.

Fashion trends come and go, or are here to stay, based on our aesthetic values and expressive desires. With the influence of social media, beauty and fashion bloggers and celebrities, fashion and style trends change in popularity. For all fashion divas, it can be fun to keep up with the latest fashion fads and styles, but finding the garments and looks that work well for you is always the best way to go. Express the inner you through your outer appearance. In fashion and all things: to thine own self be true!

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Fashion breathes on the media. The media plays a significant role when it comes to fashion, particularly through fashion journalism. Fashion and beauty critiques, guidelines and suggestions can be found on television, newspapers, fashion websites, social networks and fashion blogs. YouTube videos and Instagram have become major outlets for spreading fashion trends and tips. Through these media outlets readers and viewers all over the world can learn about fashion and style, making the market desired and easily accessible.


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Dress to impress without having to say a word! You’ll stand out in a crowd, that’s for sure!

Invite and book Mobile Styles health and beauty pros to come to your home, your office, your hotel room or a location of your choice. Mobile Styles experts will help you find your true fashion voice!

When booking your first glamour session with Mobile Styles, use promo code lookbook18nm and receive a $50.00 discount. Visit Mobile Styles on their website at www.mobilestyles.com and follow Mobile Styles on Facebook, Twitter, 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

All fashion divas and the not so fashion faddish agree on one thing…jewelry and accessories are exquisite, gorgeous, stylish and fun. Jewelry can turn a casual outfit into a dressy masterpiece and take an elegant outfit to a higher level for a night on the town or a “dressed to the nines” occasion. Whether it’s necklaces, rings, earrings or bracelets, solid or jeweled jewelry can truly make or break an outfit.

Win the fashion game in unique jewelry from Lizzy James! (https://www.lizzyjames.com)

Lizzy James online jewelry provides unique artisan jewelry, including the original wrap bracelet. Wrap bracelets are attractive, appealing and fun! With a collection of stylish, versatile pieces, Lizzy James offers an assortment that includes bracelets, necklace/bracelets, chokers, earrings, rings, anklets and accessories. With 50 leather color options to choose from, such as black, bronze, Moroccan red, pink, juniper, berry, gold, silver, yellow and more, you can adorn your gorgeous, stylish self in Lizzy James jewelry galore.

 

All Lizzy James pieces are carefully handcrafted by local artisans and are made in the United States of America. In addition to all the striking jewelry pieces available, numerous charms can be added to personalize your jewelry selections and make them unique to you. Create your own signature style!

Jewelry Fun Fact: The word ‘jewelry” is derived from the word ‘jewel’. Exquisite gems and jewels have long been a sign of status and wealth in many cultures. Gemstones and similar materials used to make jewelry include amber, coral, beads, shells, metals and charms. Decorate and adorn your body with Lizzy James wrap bracelets as stunning ornaments for your arms.

In addition to bracelets, Lizzy James offers handmade bracelet/necklaces that are 2 looks in 1 piece. Sweet – a real jewelry treat!

Get on the jewelry glitz and glam bandwagon by visiting Lizzy James at https://www.lizzyjames.com and join the glamour girl jewelry invasion for all of your occasions.

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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

Yes, it’s true that if you go to the beach wearing a one piece bathing suit you will likely be surrounded by a borage of beach babes dressed in thongs, bikinis and two piece swimsuits. Guess the good news? You can still stand out and be a bathing suit beauty wearing a one piece swimsuit. Have you seen the one piece bathing suits on the market today? They are sexy, classy, sassy and gorgeous all the way!

Whether you prefer a one piece bathing suit that covers your entire torso, or a swimsuit that still shows plenty of skin, when you fit yourself into a slinky, stylish, sensual one piece bathing suit you’ll love the suit that you’re in (and the way you wear the suit so well)!

Before the popularity of the two piece swimsuit, and then the bikini, virtually all female swimwear covered at least the wearer’s torso, and men also wore similar swimsuits. While the bikini has increasingly found popularity since the 1960s, the one piece swimsuit has maintained its signature place on beaches and pools to this day. Yes, the darling, adorable one piece swimsuit is here to stay. Hip hip hooray!

The most common type of one piece bathing suit is the maillot or tank suit, which resembles a sleeveless leotard or body suit. Many variances of the one piece swimsuit include the halter neck, wrap around, pretzel suit and bandeau style bathing suit.

One Piece Bathing Suit Fun Fact: The modern one piece swimsuit made its appearance in the mid 1900s, when the style was widely known as the tank suit. Its widespread acceptance is attributed to Australian swimmer Annette Kellerman, who attracted further attention to the style in 1907, when she was arrested on a Boston, Massachusetts beach for indecent exposure because her swimsuit showed her arms, legs and neck. This arrest prompted a wide public outrage which added to the worldwide acceptance of the tank top one piece bathing suit style. Can you imagine what would have happened if Annette Kellerman had been wearing a thong bikini that is prevalent today? Locked up for sure and they would have probably thrown the key away. Ha!

One reason I find the one piece bathing suit so attractive is because you have more material to work with, which means the designer can cut and sew a swimsuit together that has more fashion and style. When you work with the minimal amount of fabric it takes to sew a bikini, you don’t have much fabric to put together and show off your creativity. With a one piece swimsuit, you can have shoulder straps, halter neck tops, cutouts and openings in the midriff section, etc. which allows the designer/manufacturer more options in sewing together a knockout, sexy, beautiful bathing suit.

It was during the 1920s and 1930s that people began to shift from “taking in the water” to “taking in the sun”, where tanning and sunbathing began growing in popularity. It was at this time that one piece bathing suit designs shifted from functional and practical to adding more decorative features. Necklines plunged at the back, sleeves disappeared and sides were cut away and tightened. Once again, fashion wins! The looks, design and aesthetics of the swimsuit began to matter more to women than merely being something to wear in the water to cover their skin! Ah, hail the fashion divas that take practical, necessary garments and make them chic, cool clothes to behold!

Look like “the one” in a one piece bathing suit!

Even in contexts still today, a two piece swimsuit is regarded by some as immodest and controversial, with a one piece swimsuit being mandatory, as in the case of most school swimming events, Olympic women’s swimming and other international swimming events and competitions.

Beach baby, beach baby there on the sand…oh how I adore the fabulous one piece bathing suit that you are wrapped in!

“We’re planning to take a fun, festive, much needed vacation at the Jersey Shore.”

“This calls for splurging on a few new bathing suits that you will adore.”

“I think I’ll go for the one piece swimsuit to help keep tan lines away.”

“You’ll turn every head on the shore when you wear a stylish one piece each day.”

“I think I’ll buy one red, one black and one rainbow, with slinky slits and cutaways.”

“You’ll be the belle of the beach and you won’t want to come home. Vacation all the way!”

One Piece Bathing Suits: Grab yourself a beach ball, slip into your slinky one piece bathing suit and be a true bathing suit beauty that is the most noticed gal on the shore.  Need I say more?

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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How we choose to wear our hair reveals much more about us than our basic personality. The texture, shine, vitality and thickness of our hair can reveal if we are vibrant and healthy, or perhaps show that our bodies are lacking in essential nutrients, vitamins and minerals. Often times our health on the inside of us is revealed on the outside through the condition of our hair.

Gorgeous, shiny hair is intrinsically linked to beauty! Did you know that each strand of your hair is a protein filament that grows from the follicles around the dermis layer of your skin? This is no surprise, as one of the main nutrients our bodies need to provide us with the shimmery, healthy looking head of hair that we crave is protein. Two other nutrients needed to feed your hair from the inside out are Vitamin B12 and iron. Also, drinking lots of water will help your hair to grow and maintain a radiant shine.

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No matter how you cut and style your hair, we all have a certain basic hair type that we are born with: straight, wavy, curly and kinky/coiled. If you want to know your natural basic hair type, wash and condition your hair and then let it air dry, without brushing, blow drying or adding gels and mousse to your hair. Your hair will either dry straight, wavy, curly or kinked/coiled. Sometimes it’s fun to change your basic hair type using curling irons, hair straighteners, etc. but all hair types are beautiful and you should love the hair that you have!

If you adore your hair, yet prefer to change it up once in a while, let a Mobile Styles professional hair stylist doll up your hair with a cut, style, color change, highlight or weave. Your glorious head of hair will thank you for a much needed new look, which gives you a “new you!”

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Steps to Ensure a Gorgeous, Shiny, Healthy Head of Hair:

1. Wash and Condition Your Hair: This doesn’t need be done everyday, but should be done on most days. When the shampoo instructions say “lather, rinse, repeat” you are better off to only lather once. Shampooing too much can strip your hair of essential natural oils needed for hair strength and shine.
2. Argan Oil Really Works: Use a shampoo and conditioner that contains argan oil, which will make your hair look shiny and healthy.
3. Vitamin E: Liquid Vitamin E applied to your scalp can help increase circulation to the scalp, which will make for stronger, shinier hair.
4. Use a Soft Bristle Brush: Combs and hard bristle brushes can tug at your hair, causing breakage and split ends. A soft bristle brush will prevent breakage and draw natural oils from your scalp to the ends of your hair.
5. Eat a Balanced, Healthy Diet: To ensure a healthy, happy, gorgeous, shiny head of hair your body needs protein, iron, Vitamin B12, Omega 3 fatty acids and water.

Feed your body, hair and skin from the inside out to obtain true health and glamour, and that, dear fashion divas, is what it’s all about.


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Much like beauty is revered worldwide, so is great, glamorous hair. Women and men “getting their hair done” is a trend and luxury that will always be with us. Like the clothing we choose to dress in, how we style and wear our hair reveals an area of our personality that shines through for the world to see. Show them your health, desires and vitality by showing off your magnificent, gorgeous, shiny mane.

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To book a professional Mobile Styles health and beauty expert to travel to you and give you a hip, happening hairdo, download the app on your phone. Use promo code lookbook18nm and receive a $50.00 discount off of your first appointment.

View the Mobile Styles website at www.mobilestyles.com and follow Mobile Styles on Facebook, Instagram and SnapChat

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For a fantastic head of hair that shimmers and shines, book a Mobile Styles professional hair expert to take your hair from flat to fabulous.

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

 

What’s the best and most exciting way to enter a room? With enough confidence, magnetism and head-to-toe perfection to turn every head in the room! Va va va voom.

The secret to making a dramatic, heart stopping, noticeable impression on people is by merely being your authentic self, with no overboard attempts or trying to be something or someone you’re not. While positive traits such as a high self-esteem and a firm belief in yourself and your abilities generate from the inside, when you look glamorous and gorgeous on the outside, everyone will give you an extra shout out. Being beautiful on the inside and the outside is a great goal to strive for every time you walk out your front door.

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Sure, we all want to look and feel our best everyday, but often the stress and trials of daily life get in the way. Enter Mobile Styles to save the day.

Mobile Styles expert health and beauty professionals will travel to you, anytime and anywhere. Mobile Styles definitely blends beauty with technology. Mobile Styles is an on demand health and beauty app that you can download on your phone, and book your favorite pamper sessions with professional style experts of your choice. Mobile Styles staff will help you find your own signature glamour girl voice.

A true glamour girl pays strict attention to her overall appearance, making sure her hands and feet are perfectly manicured and pedicured, her skin glows and radiates, her hair shimmers with a healthy shine and a cute hairdo, her clothes fit her to perfection and bring out her own unique style, and her makeup is applied exquisitely, with long lustrous eyelashes and popping colors of lip gloss. “Of course I want to look that way everyday,” you say. “But who has the time?”

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A Mobile Styles beauty professional can take you to a complete “10” every time! You can simply sit back and enjoy a refreshing beverage or a soothing glass of wine.

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Mobile Styles health and beauty pros can make you “queen for a day” in so many ways. Let their exceptional nail artists, hair stylists, barbers, beauty experts and massage therapists allow you to relax and unwind with a much deserved day of glamour therapy. Much like giving yourself a catered to spa day, Mobile Styles experts will doll you up in every way.

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Be your best self everyday, using Mobile Styles for exceptional glamour and a “hip, hip, hooray!”

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For an even better deal and outstanding glam steal, use promo code lookbook18nm when you book your first appointment for a $50.00 discount.

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

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Make a dramatic, head turning entrance with Mobile Styles, for overall head-to-toe glamour and beauty that is sure to make you smile.

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

 

Let’s face it, no matter how much you love life and live it with gusto, all of us at times need to take a break from it all and just slow down. When you’re overloaded with family, work and other obligations and responsibilities, a little at home “me” time is exactly what you need to revitalize your weary, stressed out bones.

So what do you do to pass the time over a weekend when you’ve chosen to stay indoors? Through either rain or shine, pampering yourself, challenging yourself and/or simply shutting down can work wonders to recharge your batteries: mind, body and spirit. Be it through good food and wine, and yes, even going on a house cleaning frenzy, here are 10 stay at home ways to relax and unwind from the daily grind.

Ramp Up Your Yoga and Exercise Routine: Physical exercise not only passes the time, but makes you feel good, healthy and confident with yourself both during and after your workout. Yoga is a great way to lower your stress, meditate more, and bring your anxiety and frustration level down to zero.

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Read a Great Book: Much like watching an excellent movie or TV sitcom, reading a juicy or entertaining novel can take you into an enchanted world that erases every form of your own stress and anxiety away. You are transformed into the story and time passes by quickly. Think spicy romance novels!

Treat Yourself to a Mobile Styles Beauty Makeover: Experimenting and playing with makeup is fun, even if you aren’t a girly girl. Cosmetics and makeup allows you to define your features, add depth and dimension to your face and build your confidence. Everyone looks pleasing and pretty with a great makeup job. Better yet, contact Mobile Styles and let a trained beauty professional come directly to you, in the privacy of your own home. Invite some friends, relax with a glass of wine, and let Mobile Styles professional stylists make your faces glisten and shine! Download the Mobile Styles app or visit their website at www.mobilestyles.com Get your makeup glam on!

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Either Binge on Social Media or Disconnect From Social Media: If you are on overload and you need a break from all things social media, shut down your phone and take a breather from your favorite social media sites. If you need some “me” time but still want to see what’s going on in the world, sometimes surfing the internet and other social media sites is both fun and mindless pleasure. If this is how you feel, then by all means, lose yourself in social media and play away.

Order Delicious Take Out Food and Feed Your Inner Foodie: Yes, even healthy eaters need to splurge once in awhile. Treat yourself to a yummy meal of fast food or vegan or whatever your preference. Top the meal off with a sinful dessert that’s out of this world and don’t count calories. An occasional to-die-for meal and scrumptious dessert once in awhile won’t hurt you. In fact, it might do your body and mind good!

Paint and Decorate Your Nails: We all love a great manicure! Nail art is playful, youthful, fun and decorative. Either cater to yourself with a do it yourself, at home manicure or download the Mobile Styles app and book a professional nail artist to come to your home and take your hands to gorgeous, “hand model” levels!

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Tackle a Difficult Jigsaw Puzzle: Putting together a jigsaw puzzle provides you with the same benefits as coloring: you relax, your mind blocks out all negative thoughts as you concentrate on your project and when you finish, you are proud of your accomplishments. A final creative masterpiece!

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Clean Closets or the House: Okay, I know some of you are saying wait, I need a relaxing weekend, not a dreaded weekend. Believe it or not, cleaning can make you feel useful, productive and happy. A good cleaning provides you exercise, an obtainable goal and a happy ending: organized closets and a clean house. Removing dirt, clutter and unwanted items will make you feel lighter and satisfied, not to mention you’ll see the results of your accomplishments immediately!

Treat Yourself to a Fabulous Facial: We all adore soft, blemish free, beautiful skin. Whether you are male or female, everyone cares about the skin they are in. Take care of your skin with a do it yourself or a Mobile Styles fabulous, fantastic facial.

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Movie Night/Game Night: Invite your closest friends, people that are upbeat and fun to be around. Binge watch your favorite movies and/or television shows, or play games all night long. Party until the wee hours of the morning, and sleep the following day, all day long! This will revive you to feeling mentally and physically alert and strong. An equal amount of play and rest will bring you back to your emotional best!

Wahlah. Your weekend at home has ended and it’s back to the daily grind. You have nothing to fear. Your exhaustion has disappeared! You feel refreshed, ready to tackle the world and simply divine!

Treat yourself to a stay at home weekend doing whatever you desire! A surefire way to ignite your inner fire!

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

 

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

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

Smokey eyes are, well, smokin’ hot!

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

How to Apply the Perfect Smokey Eye:

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

Congratulations! You have mastered the smokey eye! Sizzling!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Colored Mascara: Alluring, intriguing, attractive! Enjoy the colorful, festive eyelash feast!


Mascara Fun Fact: Mascara is a cosmetic commonly used to enhance the eyelashes. Mascara may darken, thicken, lengthen and define the eyelashes. Normally in one of three forms – liquid, cake or cream – the modern mascara product has various formulas; however, most contain the same basic components of pigments, oils, waxes and preservatives.
Colorful eyelashes that make your eyes say “wow”!

Nancy Mangano’s Colored Mascara Fashion Tip: Although most people apply black or brown shades of mascara, wearing colorful mascara that either highlights or matches your eye color is beautiful and fun! This accentuates your eyes and causes them to pop, much like a gorgeous picture frame sets off a photograph!
Mascara Fun Fact: Mascara is defined as a cosmetic substance for darkening, lengthening, curling, coloring and thickening the eyelashes. Mascara is applied with a brush or a rod and can be used on the eyebrows as well.
Colored mascara will make your eyes look swell!

Cosmetic Fun Fact: Aesthetic adornment is a cultural universal and mascara can be documented in ancient Egypt. Records from around 4000 BC refer to a substance called kohl that was used to darken eyelashes, eyes and eyebrows. Often composed of galena, malachite and charcoal or soot, honey and water was added to keep the kohl from running. Through Egypt’s influence, kohl usage persisted in the Babylonian, Greek and Roman Empires.
Following the fall of the Roman Empire, kohl fell into disuse on the European continent, where it had been considered solely a cosmetic, however, it continued to be widely used in the Middle East for religious purposes. Ingredients in modern mascara include pigmentation, oils and waxes. Which ingredients are chosen relies on how the mascara is manufactured.

Types of oils used to make mascara are mineral oils, linseed oil, castor oil, eucalyptus oil, lanolin, oil of turpentine and sesame oil. Waxes usually found in mascara are paraffin wax, carnauba was and beeswax.
Be the queen in eyelashes so colorful you’ll stand out and be seen!

Let loose and have some fun wearing colored mascara whether you have an easy day or a hectic day on the run!
“I love the color of your eyes, so gorgeous and green.”
“I believe it’s my green mascara that makes my eyes so cool and serene.”
“On closer inspection, I do believe that it is your colored mascara that caught my eye.”
“The eyes always have it when you color them up. You should give it a try.”
“Glamorous, decorated eyes are a beautiful sight to behold.”
“Colored mascara adds oomph and wow to the eyes, I’ve been told!”
Colored Mascara: Mesmerizing, breathtaking and bold!

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