Dec 12, 2011

Get Her Shellac For Christmas

"Shellac demands zero filing"
The nail business is much like Christmas day for people that really love to have their nails done. Ladies all across the globe are being thrilled by their modern nail possibilities and also virtually forgetting the nail services of earlier times. Plenty of the nail services of yesterday were certain to produce unhealthy nails, suffering, and temporary outcomes. This has just about all improved with the Ultraviolet manicure emerging trend. A lot of brand names are involved in the Ultra violet manicure innovation.

A few of the very first picks are the Shellac Manicure, OPI Axxium Gel, Gelish, Gelac, and the Red Carpet Manicure. Despite the fact that these manufacturers have various brands they are definitely amazingly much the same. It really is correct that these brand names are producing two Week Flawless Manciures. Every Ultraviolet manicure, whenever performed correctly, brings about a flawless two weeks of use. A lot of women have put the two week manicure pledge to the ultimate test and discovered for themselves that it lasts. Just what may these kinds of two week manicures remain flawless throughout?

Let us search through the lot of some of the commonplace manicure foes. First of all, the look for keys inside of a woman's bag. After any visit to the beauty salon women search through their bag in attempt to find their automobile keys. This regularly causes chips and smudges to the standard manicure. With one of these Ultraviolet manicures this really is no more a problem. The manicures dry and harden immediately after the application and curing. Next, the day by day obligation of cleaning dishes. Cleaning dishes typically breaks down manicures. Between the plates, water, bowls, dishes, cups, and even knifes the conventional manicure will not stand a chance. Ultraviolet manicures survive through 14 days of dish washing. Thirdly, nail biting. If you come to the realization that you're a nail biter, then probably your manicures have got a brief lifespan. The Ultraviolet manicures are tough. It is certainly not very easy to bite through them. Due to this it not simply stops nail biters from messing up their manicures however it has aided nail biters to break their harmful habit.

"Ultraviolet manicures survive through 14 days of dish washing"
 Which Ultraviolet Manicure should you decide on? Probably the major variations between these kinds of manicures is their selection of shades. To illustrate, the Axxium Shades are comprised of fifty colours. The Shellac colours are made up of thirty colours with layering choices to enhance that quantity. The Gelish brand name includes 76 colours. The Gelac model contains thirty shades and the Red Carpet Manicure is made of 36 colours. An additional major difference between the manicures is the removal procedure. Axxium needs filing whilst shellac demands certainly zero filing which is the simplest and quickest. In spite of the UV manicure's variances they really are almost all essentially the same. Lots of women select one manicure over the other because their trustworthy beauty salon is providing one rather than the other. When it comes done to it the option is generally depending on slight details.

Dec 11, 2011

A Gift for Every Gal

Yes, you read right. I’m going to tell you what the perfect gift is for almost any female.  This is the perfect gift idea for your sister, your best friend, the girl from book club or a coworker. This gift comes in a wide price range, so do not fret if your budget is lower this year or if you are a hardcore bargain shopper. It is a personalized gift that won’t leave the recipient offended. It’s not particularly ingenious either. Ready? It’s jewelry.

A lot of women cross jewelry off as an option because she herself may be picky about what pieces she wears. However, costume jewelry is meant to be fun. If the recipient is dear, such as a mother, there are many higher-end options that are lighthearted. The secret in gifting costume jewelry is to do a little bit of thinking about the person.

Think. What are this person’s hobbies or interests? Let’s use me as an example; my passions are my hometown of San Francisco and mathematics.

Next, make two keyword lists. One should be a list of types of jewelry such as bracelets, earrings, necklaces, rings, etc. Try thinking of synonyms for different types of jewelry such as studs. The second list should be terms related to the person’s interests. So for me, you may write down Golden Gate Bridge.

Now, put those online search engine skills to test. Amazon and Ebay are good places to start, as is Overstock. Try using Froogal, Google’s shopping search engine, or even just a general Google search. If you belong to members only shopping sites, definitely try searching through them.

So, what did you get me? This ring would’ve been a pretty obvious gift. Too obvious? Well, how about these math earrings for a more subtle approach? What if I were your niece or cousin? I’m sure you can find a soft, delicate yet affordable gold charm in the shape of the mathematical phi from an online realtor specializing in fraternity/sorority goods.

How easy was that? We just found two awesome gifts that tell me that you know and care about who I am. Now try again but this time, who are we going to cross off your holiday list?
Bella can’t help but say what’s on her mind. You’ll find Bella during the weekends at your local coffee shop blogging away about all the nerdy things that run through her mind or the internet. But since nerdy is cool, that makes her trendy. Her nerdism lives on The Metanerd, but sometimes she gets so excited she tweets @themetanerd.

Dec 8, 2011

Tips on Buying a Stylish Handbag

Handbags are popular all over the world. They hold your most valuable essentials as you go from one destination to next. Many people choose to wear stylish handbags, because it helps them feel like a million bucks. Also, people choose to wear a variety of handbags for many occasions. Most people feel a sense of pride when wearing a stylish handbag. They come in a variety of designs, shapes and colors. Most of the well-known designers produce handbags that replicate the current trends in the fashion world. Fortunately, you can buy a stylish handbag within your budget, although some of the popular handbags can cost as much as $2,000.

Stylish handbag tip: Choose durability
Choose durability over cheap fabrics. Whether you are choosing to purchase an authentic designer handbag or one that resembles a designer bag, be sure to check the materials, zippers and seams. Resilient and durable handbags can last much longer than handbags that appear to be worn out or shabby. Cheap fabrics can get dingy quickly and become torn within a short timeframe. Many of the popular handbags are leather handbags, quilted handbags, suede bags and many more.

Ascertain your budget and the price range that you are willing to pay for your stylish handbag. Determining your budget also helps you to determine where you will begin shopping for your handbag. There are many retail stores that carry stylish handbags for affordable prices. Also, you may opt to purchase your handbag from the manufacturer’s store, website or a designer outlet.

Handbag tip: Determine the purpose
Determine the purpose for purchasing a handbag. Are you choosing to buy an everyday handbag, a work handbag, an evening handbag or for a specific occasion? Because there are many variations, colors and shapes of handbags, it is important to choose one that compliments your wardrobe. Additionally, some handbags look better during certain seasons. Some manufacturers design their handbags to be worn during the spring and summer months as well as the fall and winter months. Certain colors can be worn year round, while some colors only look good during the summer months.

If you are choosing to buy a stylish handbag that’s within the current fashion trends, it is important to research the popular handbags. Many fashion magazines and other fashion resources display the popular wardrobe fashions. There are tote bags, clutch bags, hobo bags and more. The cyclical changes in the fashion trends of handbags typically revolve around the changes in colors and shapes of the bags.

Remember to choose a stylish handbag that replicates your unique personality. If you make your selection based only on the current fashion trends without including what you personally like, you may not be able to relish the full benefit of having a stylish handbag. When selecting a stylish handbag that fits your personality, you will automatically be drawn to what you like over what appears uninteresting to you. If the most popular style of handbags does not appeal to your unique tastes in fashion, your personal style can give you a greater sense of joy and fulfillment.

"Your personal style can give you a greater sense of joy and fulfillment."
 Dunya is a writer from Brisbane, Australia. She is currently working as a copywriter for Handbags Australia. She enjoys writing articles and guides on topics ranging from fashion to travel.

Dec 2, 2011

Keeping Warm This Winter: Nightwear

We all look forward to buying our winter coat, something to keep us warm during the cold winter days but there are other winter essentials you should consider closely behind your winter coat purchase.

Looking good outside your home is important but looking good at home is just as important during the winter months and having nice clothes to slip into after a long cold day is a good way to warm up and relax in the evening, snuggling up with your favourite book and a cup of hot chocolate – or favourite tv show and a glass of wine.

"Wear your cashmere socks to bed..."
Starting from your feet and working upwards, consider some cashmere socks to keep your feet warm, they will be soft against your skin, warm for your toes and that feel of luxury really helps your feet settle after a long day – also when the weather gets colder you can wear your cashmere socks to bed to keep your toes nice and warm all night long.

Ladies pyjamas, look for cotton pyjamas for that soft, durable, warm feeling and choose a pattern you will be happy to be seen in for those moments when you have to run out to the bin in your pyjamas. Ladies pyjamas don’t always just have to be seen as something that you put on to go to bed now, where them to relax in and potter around the house like loungewear.

Dressing gowns are a good way to add another layer for colder nights, you can usually tell a good dressing gown by feeling how soft, warm and comfy they are - try a few on before you decide on one, as some can be overly heavy but they are a useful extra layer.

A good guideline is choose warm, soft and cosy but stylish nightwear and you will look forward to getting out of the cold and into your home.

Nov 30, 2011

Dazzle this season with these ideas hot from the UK

Sparkle your way through this festive season with our hottest jewellery looks this winter. We have compiled a shortlist of the UK’s most desirable styles for an effortlessly chic look.

Shabby chic is trending big time in the UK and is all over the magazines and TV at the moment. Think rustic old keys and unusual objects on a string of pearls, vintage inspired bracelets with quirky charms and handmade earrings that all offer that something special and different from the norm. Best of all, these items are proving to be very popular shabby chic gifts amongst women of all ages. Mix the distressed look with clean lines, such as a simple tea dress, for the maximum impact.

Mixing gold and silver is the ultimate fashion no no, right? Think again! Gold and silver showcases an eclectic look and oozes glamour.  Team gold and silver rings, earrings, necklaces, bangles, whatever you can think of, don’t be scared to mix it up! With this look you need to keep the outfit simple, slip on your favourite LBD and really let the jewellery do the talking.
Shabby Chic Swirl Necklace
Forget patterns and prints, this season it’s all about the masculine look, a versatile style that will transition effortlessly between day and night. Scrape back your hair and invest in a country heritage cravat and team with your favourite brogues for the office and really work the masculine vibe. Then, simply slip into those skyscraper heels for post work drinks for a more feminine edge. Don’t forget your scarlet red lipstick…

The winner though, has to be the shabby chic look as it optimises everything that is popular in the UK right now. The distressed, worn and handmade look can be so individual and offers and timeless quality and quirky charm. Online jewelry store Rustic Disguise has found this look to be the most popular with individual pieces from designer Heather Shaw flying off the shelves.

Let us know below what your top picks are for 2012…

Must Have Shoes for Winter 2012

Must Have Shoes for Winter 2012

 The New Year 2012 is going to be here soon but winters have made their way in much earlier. It’s time to pull your jackets and sweaters out of the closet and team them up with comfortable shoes that keep you warm and cozy through the day. Like the season, the trends are in for a change too, making it the perfect time to indulge in some shoe shopping. This season promises a variety of colors and designs making their way into the shoe collections by different brands. This season, indulge in deep hues of beige, burgundy, chocolate, violet, red, khaki and dark blue. Though the designs and colors galore, here are some pairs that you must have in your shoe closet this winter.

 Marc Joseph – Cypress Hill Moccasins

Cypress Hill Moccasins - By Marc Joseph
 Marc Joseph is one brand that comes out with innovatively styled shoes every year. This year around, the collection houses moccasins and loafers. One of the best shoes from the latest collection of men’s shoes is the Cypress Hill Moccasins. These shoes are made of genuine leather and are hand-stitched to offer you utmost comfort even during the coldest of days. Through hand stitching, the brand has tried to highlight the finer details of the shoes while making them look extremely cool and stylish. The padded footbed and rubber sole make these shoes irresistible for every man who wishes to combine comfort with looks. You can choose from a variety of colors to match your moods and be ready to rock!

 Glamourette, Icone – Louis Vuitton

 This winter 2012 is going to be special for all the ladies for they have a chance to own the new playfully stylish shoes from Louis Vuitton. The new collection by the brand comprises everything starting from heels to comfortable fur boots to keep you cozy. The variety of materials and designs makes this collection even more special for all the ladies out there. The collection has four lines to choose from. Take your pick from an assortment of sexy heels or comfy boots to snuggle up your feet.

 Alexander McQueen Puma Sneakers

 As the winter sneak in, it’s time to turn glamorous. Alexander McQueen’s collections have always been known for their ‘it’ factor and yet again, both these brands are here with these exquisite shoes to warm your feet. The sneakers have been named Mid Fur Bond and, as the name suggests, have been made using fur as one of the major components. These shoes are comfortable and fashionable at the same time and make for a perfect pair for not just this but every winter season. Available in black color, these shoes are meant for women of all ages who are looking for something different for their wardrobe this winter season. What makes these shoes stand out is the round tip, rubber sole and the fur, of course.

 Adorn your feet with any of the pairs listed above and be your stylish best this winter season.

 Cheryl Davis is a shoe stylist for With her years of experience in the clothing and shoe industry, she has used her expertise to create up to date designs for all of the Marc Joseph Shoes and many other companies as well.

Nov 27, 2011

Fashion and Function at Work

Anybody that has a successful career can tell you that in order to succeed at your job; you need to appear confident at whatever it is that you do.  If you are confident, people will trust you and feel confident that you know what you are doing. One great way to boost your confidence is by wearing up to date and fashionable clothing on the job.  If you look really good and sophisticated, your clients or consumers will think of you with high regards and trust that you know what you are doing.  What you wear is not everything, but it can take you really far.

Cherokee Mock Wrap Medical Scrubs
Put extra care and effort in to how you dress every day. There are many jobs that require a uniform. If you are involved in the medical industry then you are required to wear medicals scrubs to work every day. Even with a uniform, make sure to put some extra effort into getting the most up to date medical scrubs out there. Choose your uniform from a company such as Cherokee Medical Scrubs that offers up to date scrubs. Wearing cheap and ill-fitting scrubs will make you look unprofessional.  No longer do nurses sport the white caps and jackets that look like bags.  There are now so many choices of fashionable styles and designs that are up to date, slenderizing and let your function at your best.

Uniforms do make it a bit easier for you in some ways.  You don’t have the overwhelming feeling every season of starting from scratch.  That is why it’s a great idea for you to get some classic basics that can be mixed and matched.  A black blazer, can be worn over a simple sweater of any color, creating a whole new look each and every time that is sophisticated and professional.  A great pair of tailored pants will take you a long way as well. Choose some great accessories such as belts, fashion jewelry and a few pairs of shoes and boots and your all set.

Aside for buying up to date styles, you want to keep comfort and function in mind too.  You need clothing that will allow you do get the job done well.  For instance, if you are on your feet a whole day, you don’t want to find yourself in a pair of three inch heels, or you will pay for it at the end of the day.  If you are working with children, stay away from dry clean only outfits.  There are so many styles to choose from, opt for something that you will look great in and feel comfortable in as well.

One last thing to keep in mind is while you want to look great you will want to make a good impression as well.  You will want to adhere to your companies standards. Keep your employer in mind when you chose what to wear into the office. You are coming to work, so wear something appropriate for work.  Don’t wear something to provocative that will make heads spin having the reverse effect.   You work hard, and want to be successful; dressing right will assist you in doing just that.

Liz Taylor is a fashion consultant for  With years of experience in the clothing industry she has assisted in implementing higher standards of fashion for the Medical Scrubs  uniforms as well as the workplace at large.

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