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Banish Angry Eyebrows

Friday, 09 March 2012 11:09
Tweezers and waxers, there is no longer a need for angry eyebrows. Take it from one bride-to-be, eyebrow threading is the easiest, most pain-free way to clean up your brows in minutes. Heather Fumo started getting her eyebrows threaded two years ago, and she says for her sensitive skin, it is the best way to remove unruly hairs. Where waxing was an irritant, and tweezing was tedious, eyebrow threading is virtually pain-free and quick, she says. Threading, simply put, employs a technique of thin string pulling hairs from the brow in one swift motion. Heather gets her eyebrow threading done… Read more...

Get the Perfect Smoky Eye

Friday, 02 March 2012 15:32
Evening eyes, bedroom eyes, or every day eyes are enhanced by attention, and a little bit of smokiness. But for this style, a little goes a long way, and too much color or too dark a shadow can take your eyes away from attractive and drop them into a Tim Burton movie. The key is color matching, meaning your eye color, not your outfit. Michigan freelance makeup artist Renata Stojcevski says women can enhance their natural eye color with the color of shadow around the eyes. "The biggest misconception is, 'I have blue eyes, I should wear blue eye shadow,"… Read more...
Explaining the difference between "mainstream" and eco-friendly clothing is easier than extracting the greater meaning of the global community. Eco-friendly, sustainable clothing is made from materials that are easy on the environment. As for the global community, well let’s ponder that…. Marta Swain is the long-time owner of Clothing Matters in Grand Rapids. Products sold in the store are made of materials like hemp, organic cotton, bamboo, and salvaged leather. The point of it all, Marta says, is to connect every part of life, even the clothes that we wear. “These are tangible threads that give us a real connection,… Read more...

Give Clothing New Life

Friday, 17 February 2012 16:56
Hidden gems are waiting for you on the racks of consignment shops. Often times, clothing items with the original tags are crammed between rows of blouses and slacks. But for many shoppers, including Danielle Sneller, the thrill of the find coupled with a potential bargain is enough to keep her searching. Danielle is the owner of Boutique 180 in Holland where prices are marked down to make the hottest styles affordable for every woman, and that in her opinion is the reason to keep shopping at second-hand stores. "I have a dress right now with the tags still on, $305,… Read more...

Romantic Nails for Valentine's Day

Friday, 10 February 2012 09:45
Cracked nails and flaky cuticles have no place on Valentine's Day, but there's no need to make an expensive manicure appointment at the last minute when you can do it yourself at home. Try a French Manicure on for size; Paris is the city of love, after all. You'll Need: Opaque White Nail PolishClear Top Coat PolishStraightedge brow brushNail Polish remover Read more...

Add Volume to Your Wintertime Do

Friday, 03 February 2012 16:26
Are hats and headbands smooshing your hair and consequently your outdoor mood? Learn how to keep your ears warm and retain volume! Divide your hair into two sections, one on top and one on bottom as if you are putting your hair into a half ponytail. The bottom section should be two to three inches of hair starting just above the ears. Follow the shape of your head when dividing; do not part in a straight line across the back of your head. Use a clip to keep the pieces separate. Place the headband on your head with the back… Read more...
At a recent styling event, women learned that the secret to a perfect curl is in the details. Read on for tips on how to hold curl in your hair, and which tools matter most for styling. Holding a curl in thin or silky hair comes down to its cleanliness. Stylists Amber Greis and Danielle Sneller of Salon Cheveux in Holland say the dirtier the hair, the better the curl will hold. Instead of heating up the curling iron for a freshly lathered and rinsed head, use a dry shampoo and rough up your hair before curling. Section your hair,… Read more...

Suit Up for Summer

Friday, 20 January 2012 10:20
The mere thought of bare arms and legs is enough to make women retreat back under the duvet to dream of the sizzling summer sun. But just when you think you can't take any more slippery sidewalks and chapped hands, remember, spring break is just around the corner. Despite the coldest temperatures in West Michigan to date this winter, women are beginning to think of swim suit season. Mothers with young children should also unearth last summer's suits to see if they will need replacing. Summer looks promising for throw back vintage styles, according to Daniel Dykes of Fashionising.com. But… Read more...

Avoid Hair Cut Remorse

Thursday, 12 January 2012 14:49
Knowing the shape of your face can help determine what hairstyle will be most complimentary to your features. While most know that the difference between a good and bad hair cut is about two weeks, it will take much longer to grow out an Emma Watson or Ellen if upon looking in the hair dresser's mirror you discover cropped is something your hair should never be. Here's how to determine your face shape: Start by measuring your cheek bones. Measure from the outside of one eye to the other crossing the bridge of your nose. Measure your jawline at its… Read more...

Refresh Your Wardrobe with Jewelry

Wednesday, 04 January 2012 16:43
Fashion includes fashion accessories, like jewelry. Updating your look is easy and affordable when you do so with new jewelry. It's easy to familiarize yourself with jewelry trends when you go online. The web has a myriad of fashion websites and can point you to the look you desire. You'll also find tips on what's new and how to wear your new accessories with outfits you already have. Use fashion magazines to pin point the latest trend in jewelry fashion. You can read some magazine articles online, or find the print versions for a more traditional read. One fail safe… Read more...
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