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To Tan or Not to Tan

Friday, 04 May 2012 10:21
The dangers of tanning beds are well known by all, and whether those desiring a sun-kissed look choose to acknowledge skin-damaging statistics or not, the fact is that summer is coming, and warm weather beckons shorts and tank tops out of the deepest reaches of the closet. But you don't have to put your skin cells in danger to get a bronzed look. Spray tanning aside, L'OREAL Paris is giving women another option this season–self-tanning towelettes. Towel tan sheets come in a box of six and are individually packaged. About the size of a hand towel and thickness of a… Read more...

Nothing Synthetic About It

Friday, 27 April 2012 16:19
Even though the technique has been around for a little more than a year in Michigan, manicured shellacs are here to stay. Salons boast that the shellac will last for two weeks, much longer than the typical manicure that only lasts the weekend to five days if you're lucky. Heather Watkowski swears by the shellac as long as the technique. "It looks outstanding, like your nails are done every single day," she says. The process begins like any other manicure, pushing back the cuticles and smoothing over the nail beds. The nails are then covered in a clear gel material… Read more...

Golf League Never Goes Out of Style

Friday, 20 April 2012 14:31
Golf courses are more manicured than ever, which means summer leagues are gearing up for a season on the green. How will your team be dressed this season? The Serendipity Media league is made up of women who don varying styles, but one thing is for sure, they love to shop. The consensus of most women on the team is that while styles may change from season to season, girls just want to have fun in their clothes on the golf course. For Angela Brown, who is joining the league for the first time this year, the bolder, the better.… Read more...

Overalls: Making a Come Back

Friday, 13 April 2012 15:19
You wore them in the '90s, and whether you'll admit it or not, they were extraordinarily comfortable. With their spacious pant-legs and multiple, utilitarian pockets, you rue the day overalls went out of style, until now. According to the New Arrivals at Gap.com, 1969 denim overalls are the next best thing, and at least one woman (besides you), is thrilled. East Grand Rapids interior designer Mona Buskirk loved her overalls in seventh grade, and she's making a point of heading to Gap this weekend for herself and her daughter. Everyone should experience the comfort and joy of overalls, she says.… Read more...

Find Your Summer Sunglasses Style

Friday, 06 April 2012 11:48
Let the sun shine in! But not into your eyes. Follow this guide to pick the perfect sunglasses shape and size for your face.  Square: A square face is one that is just as wide as it is long. Try frames that are oval or round, and glasses with temples that are center set or glasses that connect at the top of the frame. You can pull off the butterfly frame shape, but not geometric or square-shaped frames.  Round Face: You have a round face is your measures are the same or nearly the same width and length. Sharpen your… Read more...

Give Your Girls a Proper Lift

Friday, 30 March 2012 15:18
You wear them everyday, and if you're lucky, you don't even notice. But if you're like most women, your bra isn't hitting that sweet spot between stretched out straps and a chest muffin top. Angela Brown and Heather Watkowski may not work at Victoria's Secret, but their bra-wearing experience combined gives them thirty-four years of know-how. West Michigan Woman: What is a woman's biggest mistake when choosing a bra?Heather: Not understanding what size they are. Get fitted at any department store, Victoria's Secret, or Intimate Apparel. They will measure your rib cage–the size of your bra in inches, and around… Read more...
For after hours events, working women have just as much time for a wardrobe change as they have to exercise everyday. But finding an ensemble that translates from business casual to a night out is tough. Outfit yourself in versatile styles that work in the cubicle and at a nighttime soiree. Basic dark dresses or suits are easily dressed up with glittery accessories. A businesswoman should own a dress or pants outfit that is formal enough to wear out to dinner but with change of shoes and jewelry, can be dressed up for a cocktail party or other event. These… Read more...

Runners: Locked and Loaded

Friday, 16 March 2012 14:36
Running is hard enough on your body, especially if you're just getting back into it after winter's hibernation. Take strides to prevent unnecessary discomfort by choosing the right sports bra. Here's how: 1. Try before you buy. There is no "one size fits all" for sports bras. Try on the sports bra before you buy it to ensure you're getting something that will fit your body and give you the most comfort and support. For a sports bra that will support even the heaviest set woman, choose something with wide shoulder and racer back straps. 2. To prevent chafing, chose… Read more...

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...
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