Category: fashion

Quick and Easy Hairstyles for Special Occasions

 

We’ve all been there. A special occasion looms on the horizon, and we spend the days – sometimes even weeks and months – leading up to it panicking over the dress, the shoes, the accessories. And then we wake up on the Big Day, and realize that we haven’t even thought about what to do with our hair! The horror!

Well, before you give in to that new wave of panic that is threatening to drown you, fret not. Here are some quick and easy hairstyles that are sure to be hitmakers in any occasion. And the best part? You can do all of them yourself!

1. Updos.

Chic and timeless, the classic updo is naturally the first hairstyle on our list. As far as formal hairstyles go, the updo is definitely the most popular. Nothing screams ‘special’ more than a sleek and elegant updo, like the sexy French twist. This style works best with medium to long hair lengths, and will take no more than 10 minutes to do with a bit of practice. You can start by smoothing your hair into a low ponytail. You can then lift the tail and twist it into a roll. Tuck the ends under where the roll bends, and apply consistent pressure to keep hair smooth on the outside. Use bobby pins or hairpins to secure. For best results, use mousse or gel to tame stray strands, and leave wispy tendrils or bangs to frame your face.

If a French twist sounds too complicated, you can also opt for a messy bun or a sock bun. These alternatives may seem a bit more casual, but they do look a lot more romantic in their effortlessness.

2. Braids.

Braids may not be as formal as updos, but they are a lot more functional, if you want to inject a bit of fun into your overall look. The easiest way to turn this everyday style into a more formal look that is appropriate for special occasions is in the form of the French braid. This is a lot more complicated than your traditional braid, but is still very doable with care and patience. First, divide a triangular section near your bangs into 3 equal parts. Cross one of the outer sections over the middle section while pulling the hair taut. Do the same with the other side along with some loose hair from the hairline. Rinse and repeat, and secure the tips with elastic. For a smoother finish, spritz on some hairspray.

3. Loose.

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It may come as a shock, but you can wear your hair loose to formal gatherings. This is, by far, the easiest hairstyle you can go for, and will really take no more than a good styling mousse or hair gel, a blow dryer, and hair curlers. Simply curl your hair with the curlers for a spell, apply the mousse, and blowdry your entire mane into perfection. The key is not to let the curls look overdone, so the wilder, the better!

Indeed, your clothes may make the look, but your hairstyle is what seals the deal. But above all, do remember to have fun! It is a party, after all! Available human hair extensions can help you achieve your look, check them at http://www.humanhairextensionsonline.com.au.

 

 

Birthday Gift to Myself

Got a package yesterday for myself, a gift for my birthday that I ordered online. A watch that I have been drooling to get and a freshwater cultured pearl necklace, these are just simple things that for me, I deserve to have.

This is my first Swatch watch. It is a very light-weight watch that I can wear everyday. I love its sweet and delicious looking treats on my wrist. I plan of collecting Swatch watches in the future, I just have to have that extra money in order to buy each year. I think that isn’t too bad to collect such a thing though.

There are a couple more designs that I am eyeing on. All I have to do is to be patient and hope that eventually I get to possess them. Now, I can sleep peacefully knowing that the watch I have been wanting to buy is in my hands.

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You Will Soon be Mine, Lekker

God knows how much I wanted to own this Lekker watch by Swatch since December. I kept looking at it and just couldn’t move on because it is too pretty and sweet looking watch that I think I deserve to have. I don’t ask much and I am easy to please. I am a low maintenance woman and don’t want a lot of fancy things like other women.

I couldn’t buy this last December because I thought I already spent so much money for everyone else in this family. I put my “want” aside for months and I think, it’s now time to get it. My husband asked me what I want for my birthday and told him that there is a watch I like. His opinion was, he is going to get me an Omega watch that could last forever instead of just buying a toy watch and next year it will be unusable.

I didn’t like his idea so I went ahead and bought it for me. I don’t need a fancy watch that I probably don’t like wearing, it will be a waste of money and is not practical. I’d rather have a much cheaper watch that I so like than possessing that fancy watch I cannot wear.

It is on it’s way here now and I can’t wait to really feel and touch this beautiful watch I have been wanting forever. I bought it at Macy’s online with $5 discount than in Swatch store plus a 6% cashback on ebates. I did not tell him that I bought the watch, will just tell him when it arrives so that he won’t have to think about buying me one when my birthday approaches.

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Cute Turquoise Fashion Earrings

It just melted my heart when my friend Clacla Newsom awesome caught my weakness and the fact they are my favorite color just made my day when she handed me these two cute turquoise fashion earrings. I felt thought of that day. There are not so many people that give me stuff and if there is one, I sure feel loved and appreciated it so much.

These earrings not only look pretty but they are easy on the ears, so light-weight as if you are not wearing anything when you put them on.

Fashion earrings are one of my must-haves to complete my outfit, blue in color especially, I find them easy to wear either doing errands or dine out at a restaurant. Just by having my rings and earrings on, I am good to go. I don’t need much to go out, I don’t need to look fancy as long I am comfortable with what I am wearing then I will be done dressing myself within ten minutes if I must.

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3 Tips For Punk Life

Since the whole point of punk is to buck authority and think for yourself, it can be difficult to know where to start when outfitting and accessorizing your new lifestyle. When no one will tell you anything, how do you know what to do? Consider this a secret guide to becoming more punk.

1: Get The Look

Most punk fashion revolves around tough, hard-edged things like combat boots and bondage straps on your pants. Red plaid is also a hot commodity; you’ll find it everywhere among the punk crowd. Check out thrift stores, vintage boutiques and other alternative retailers to start building a wardrobe with attitude.

2: Read The Literature

Clothes are only the window dressing of a true nonconformist lifestyle. To be punk, you have to think punk, so get comfortable with authors like Kathy Acker and Charles Bukowski. Their views on anarchy, commercialism and the world at large are sure to influence how you see things yourself.

3: Meet The People

The one bad thing about punk is that it can emotionally and politically isolate you from everyone you used to know. Look for like-minded individuals in your area who have an appreciation for free thinking. They’re the ones who will take you to bars, concerts and protests with other punks, and they’re the ones who will truly understand you when no one else does.

These are just three ways to embrace the punk lifestyle. Don’t worry, you don’t have to tell anyone that you got advice. It can be a secret between you and this website!

I Love Cute Dresses

It pays to be a rewards member of Sears. I get to earn points and use points everytime I shop online or in-store. There are offers also that lets you put in 10000 points or $10 into your Shop Your Way members account which I used to buy these two cute little dresses some weeks ago. For a little over $8, I got to buy two dresses shown below and a pair of black wedge sandals. Aside from the points, as a member, all three items were two dollars less than what were listed on their site.

Great deals like these are hard to pass so I took advantage of them. The light colored dress on the left is a little loose though but I can definitely alter it a little bit to fit me. The black one I have already worn once and I loved how comfortable the dress is. The material is so soft ideal for warm days!

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… me and my baby at DSW last Friday. I accentuated the dress with a blue skinny belt to highlight my waist.
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My First Purse Purchase for this Year

I am excited for a package to arrive, inside it, is my first Coach purse tote purchase of this year, haha. For the record, I haven’t been buying purses simply I lost interest with them for a while. A friend showed me this particular item last week and I thought, why not buy it? Mother’s Day is coming so it serves as a gift for myself and also, the price was right for such a cute and feminine tote like this.

I did not hesitate checking it out because it is my kind of purse, I love the zip top closure among other types of purses. I feel safer using zip top you know? I can very well use this in the Philippines someday. I prefer using zip top purses while I am out of the country because you’ll never know when you can become a victim of pick pocketing, there are so many of them in the Philippines and using just magnetic closure purses are so inviting for those criminals.

I love the look of this tote so much, it has soft feminine prints with adjustable straps that could be made into a crossbody bag or shoulder bag. I hope the size is right when it arrives. For now I am so anxious to get it here and adore it, haha!

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Redeemed My Final Victoria’s Secret Reward Card

I scored a deal on these two items photographed below at Victoria’s Secret using two coupons, a $10 off a bra over $25 and a free lace hiphugger panty and a $10 secret reward card. Paid $11.11 including tax for these, not bad. It could have been over $30 if I didn’t use coupons and card. I love the bra especially, it’s Pink and it’s the only line of VS bras that I could wear. It is comfortable, stylish, fits me well plus it’s lacey which every woman wants rather than plain boring bras.

I lost track as to how many undies I received from them for free. You know when you are loyal to their store, you can expect freebies coming now and then. I love freebies, make me want to come back to their store and shop again and again for I know I will receive something cool and awesome from Victoria’s Secret.

I honestly don’t buy other brands of underwears from other retailers. Yes, I am a loyal and diehard shopper of VS so, let those freebies comin’ baby!

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Shopping for Myself

I feel like I deserve to reward myself since I have been working so hard hauling some deals at different stores nearby. For weeks, all I have done was doing store hopping trying to stock up most of the stuff we need in the house. I feel exhausted and want to quit now since we got enough.

It is time to buy something for myself. It’s been quite a while now since I have not rewarded myself. These two below I purchased at Zulily are sure would make me feel beautiful, haha. The black and white maxi dress is only under $8 and the second photo which is you know look revealing maybe just under $6. Sweet deals, aren’t they? Not to mention they are free shipping. Zulily’s offer is I get free shipping on the second order if it is placed before midnight of the same day. So there I went, checked out and purchased these two aside from the other two items which are household items. Estimated shipping date will be on the 18th next month, way too long to wait but what else can I do?

Black and White Geo Surplice Maxi Dress
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purple sheer lace floral chemise – I chose this because summer is almost here and this I think would be comfortable during the warm nights for three months.
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Sharper Uniforms for a Variety of Occupations

No matter what type of organization an owner is running, he may want his staff members to wear great-looking uniforms. Uniforms make it easy for customers to identify staff workers and also provide a consistent, professional appearance for people who work at the organization. A company such as Averill’s Sharper Uniforms provides outfits suitable for a broad range of occupational positions. Wait staff, hotel front desk personnel, store clerks, resort and country club workers, bartenders, security staff, delivery truck drivers and fitness center workers are examples of occupations that need uniforms.

Polo shirts, long-sleeved shirts and blouses, camp shirts, sweaters, vests and aprons are some products available from a uniforms provider. The company also can provide hats, scarves and neckties. The items can be manufactured in the organization’s color preferences and can feature logos and other graphics.

Some organizations want their employees to wear bright colors that make them stand out in a crowd so customers can easily find them. Another common choice is for the uniforms to be understated and matching in both colors and style. Bartenders and wait staff might all wear a tan polo shirt and black casual pants, for example. Retail stores and other operations typically like their employees to wear uniforms in colors that match the corporate colors.

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