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Beauty Tips For The Bride

Hair, hair, hair! women love their hair and why shouldn't they! after all hair is the crown of a woman. If you're a bride looking to grow your hair by a few inches for the big day, or maybe you want to try a different style or color, then the months leading to the wedding provide you with the best opportunity to experiment and find out what works for you or not.

I advice that you talk to your hairstylist. Those on a budget and want to try hair coloring can try some drugstore coloring experiments. You'll still have the chance to correct any mistakes! It's also the time to start your search for a wedding day hairstylist and makeup artist. Even if you aren't planning on using professionals, you'll want to ask your friend or family member for their help now to make sure they are available and willing.

Start thinking about the overall health of your hair. You may want to start applying a deep conditioning treatment (available inexpensively at drugstores) once a week. If your hair is dry, consider changing to a moisturizing shampoo and/or shampooing less often. And stop diving headlong into that chlorinated water if you have light blond hair.


While some brides hire a professional makeup artist for their big day, it's certainly possible to do your own wedding day makeup as long as you take some time to practice. And even if you do hire someone for your wedding day, you also need to look your best for your bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, bachelorette party, and engagement photos.

At least a month before the first wedding-related event, visit a makeup counter or store and ask for a free makeover. If you like the results, consider which of the products you truly need and purchase them. If you don't, speak up! And if they can't give you a look you're happy with, walk away. There's no reason to purchase things you don't need. Instead, try again with a different store or brand of cosmetics.

Then, peruse the online makeup tutorials and advice i.e. Makeupgeek and YouTube and practice until you get a look you're happy with. Consider how you'll tweak your look for daytime and evening events, and then for the wedding day itself.

Take photos under a variety of lighting, with and without the flash, and make sure that you don't look washed out or overdone. The camera often makes you look like you're wearing less makeup than you are, and you're sure to have many photos taken of you over the next few months.

Most importantly, make sure you feel confident and radiant in your makeup look, so that you can truly be the blushing bride.

Stress management

It's hard to be beautiful when you're tearing your hair out. Start out by dealing with the people who stress you out, and find time to relax. Exercise, yoga, and other physical activities will help build strength, energy, and relieve tension while you're at it. You might want to talk to your doctor about good nutrition and exercise routines.

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Fall Fashion Tips For Little Girls

Summer is over and autumn is just around the corner. Fall or autumn months usually starts in September and ends in November. A lot of people like fall or autumn because of the different changes that is happening in the ecosystem. During autumn, we see changes in the leaf color and the weather is becoming remotely chilly. Naturally, this season is a transition of seasons from the hot summer to the cold winter.

As soon as fall creeps in, it is time to revise your little girl's antiquated attire. Take heed as fashion for this season can be a little tricky. Why is this so? Tricky, because this is the time of the year wherein it is still too early for heavy wardrobe, but too late for summer dresses. Following are excellent tips if you wish to update your child's outmoded look this autumn.

Flower Trend Are So In This Fall
This season, flowery and flower garnishes are certainly back.

Floral wear can diversify from dresses, shirts and skirts. They are easy to match up. A floral t-shirt can suit jeans and cardigans. Aside from flower-patterned shirts and dresses, pick out floral hair accessories for your daughter like a small flower clip or a floral headdress.

Lacey Tops And Skirts
Many designers have launched their designs for fall and apparently laces are back to rule the catwalk. Choose a nice top with lace and it will certainly look well on your little girl. Pastels and light colored tops are desirable choice among girls too. Be certain to get her one this season.

Plaid Are Still Modish
Plaids are very casual and chic. They are still in this season. You can discover all sorts of plaids shirts, skirts, jackets online. Plaid tights are now becoming very trendy. Ask your kid if she is comfortable to wear plaid tights before you purchase because some kids are still hesitant to try those.

Black Tights And Stockings
Any tops can go well with black tights and stockings. They are very relaxing famously when it becomes a little chilly outside. Don't be afraid to try new things. You can even ask your child to wear boots while wearing a nicely fitted pair of black tights underneath.

Popular Jacket Or Coat
Jackets are not just trendy they are very comfortable as well. Since the weather is changing from summer to winter, it can become a little airy outside. This season, buy your girl a nice jacket or coat in bright and metallic colors. Blue, pink, yellow and green jackets are very trendy nowadays. You can even match your child's jacket with fun yellow boots and shoes for a more edgy look.

Little girls like to play and experiment with their hair. With that said hair trappings are still in. They never go out of style. Gossip girls a very popular television series has initiated the use of headbands and many girls are adapting the look from then on. Hair accessories can range from simple clips to grandiose floral headbands. Aside from hair accessories, purses are very expedient. Your child can stuff all sorts of stuff. Find a nice purse with floral prints and your child will be surely happy.

Kids are so fashionable. They are now sporting different wears. This autumn, certainly floral and accessories are in. Jackets and coats on the other hand are practical wear. Boots and stockings can complete one's look. If you are shopping for your child's clothes, behold the tips above and confidently you will never go wrong. Good luck!

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Fashion Tips In Your Fifties

People assume that finding your own sense of style is a one-time thing, that you identify your signature look and it stays that way. But once you get a bit older you realise your style has to evolve with you and stay both on trend and age appropriate. This guide will help you to get the latest looks for Spring 2011 without dressing too young, or too old!

Staple wardrobe

Whilst many aspects of your wardrobe will change over time, there are other things that will remain the same. Your basic clothes shapes will often remain similar, after all; as long as your body shape doesnt go through any major upheavals the general cut of your clothes should still work.

In terms of basics its well worth investing in key pieces good quality trousers in a range of materials and cuts. T-shirts and vests too are good to stock up on. The main shape will very seldom change, and good quality garments should last you a few seasons.

Dress your age, not your mums (or your daughters)!

Dont forget, trying to remember how mature women dressed when you were younger will almost always lead to a major fashion faux pas. Just try to strike a middle ground, using others around you and similar aged celebrities for inspiration. Team classic cuts with more contemporary extras for an up to date look that is fitting for your age.

In fact dressing too old can be even worse than dressing too young. To avoid the Ive borrowed this outfit from my daughter look go for slightly longer skirts (around the knee is perfect) and avoid anything that is too tight fitting. Most of us do this automatically, but its always a good point to bear in mind. Its also important not to go in the other direction.

Its so easy to slip into bad habits as we get older. Despite the fact that these shapeless items will indeed hide age-related problem areas, there are often other ways to disguise them without resorting to constant long skirts and frumpy cardigans.

The wrap dress is an example of an ageless style that will show your curves. A perfect dress for a woman in her fifties features a short or three quarter length sleeve in a wrap style and falls to the knee. This style of dress will skim any bumpy bits, hide even the worst bingo wings and yet accentuate your waist. Plus its the perfect way to incorporate the latest prints and colours into your wardrobe.

If you prefer small smatterings of print then opt for wide leg linen trousers and a simple top (add a bolero to vests if youre conscious of your arms), then wear bold accessories like chunky bangles or a stylish bag with more fashionable colours or designs. This will also save money on updating your wardrobe, as a few key pieces will go a very long way.

Show your personality

Dont forget fashion is one thing, but style is another thing entirely! Incorporate fashionable pieces alongside classic favourites and items that you feel are just you. If you have a favourite belt that holds memories for you, and it will work with the latest fashionable top (worn tastefully of course) then its the perfect outfit.

As we get older our possessions tell the story of how we got to where we are now, and if a few of those items can be incorporated into your wardrobe then all the better.

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