How to Choose Designer Eyeglasses

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It is apparent that buying eyeglasses and special sunglasses can be quite tedious because there are so many aspects to it. You have to buy ones that match your personal taste, your look and ones that give you confidence. You also need eyewear that offers the exact purpose for which it will serve. It is OK to be fashionable, but you still want something that works for you.

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Eyeglasses can be trendy for both men and woman. You also have fashionable prescription eyeglasses for reading and for sporting outdoors.  For example, if you are an avid golfer, you want something that will protect you from the sun and yet offer better viewing in the sunlight. When shopping for trendy eyewear, you need to look at ones that will fit the shape of your face and match your extensive wardrobe; meaning that you should be able to find more than one outfit to wear with your eyeglasses. Don’t choose yellow or orange frames when you only have one or two yellow or orange outfit to complete the ensemble.

When buying eyeglasses, make sure you have a wide selection of:

  • Polarized
  • Non-polarized
  • Prescription
  • Non-prescription

7226-whiteBe sure that you look at the material used and the type of eyeglasses before you make any purchase.

Purpose of Buying

People purchase eyewear for different purposes including reading, fashion, correcting vision, driving at night, safety, UV protection and sportswear. You may find yourself with more than one eyeglass since a prescription eyeglasses may not work at a sporting event and a night driving eyeglasses may not work during the day. Another example is eyeglasses that have anti-reflective coating, which are worn for night driving might not necessarily work to correct your vision. So buying a pair of eyeglasses is much more than the selection process. Therefore, you have to know what you specifically need. Ask questions and make sure that you are getting the right pair for the right situation.

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All women and men have different shaped faces. So you have to find the right kind of eyewear to fit your particular facial features. Also, if you have an ill fitted pair of eyeglass, it may cause dents on your nose or discomfort behind your ears. You must have this corrected to improve any vision problems that it may cause. A large or small designer sunglass might be disproportionate to your face and make you look unattractive. Every eyeglass must have the correct fit to give you the look you want and to enhance your personality.

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Exercise That Actually Works!

Exercise is one of the most important aspects of healthy living and everyone should make it a part of their daily existence. There is no excuse for not exercising. In fact, you can even do simple exercises while sitting or while working around the house. In this article, I will discuss three popular exercises that will not only make you healthy, but improve your posture and create awareness of your body.

Pilates

The first is Pilates. If you are a runner, mother, golf or tennis player, you may have heard of this type of exercise and the benefits it provides. There are many people of varying fitness level who may have tried Pilates to improve their flexibility, posture, core strength, and range of motion. Making Pilates a part of your consistent regimen will result in more focused breathing and deep concentration.

You will become more aware of the way that your body is working. It teaches you how to stand tall. In fact, you will automatically want to pull your abs in and stand taller while brushing your teeth or doing some other chore. Pilates trains you mentally and physically. It helps you to build coordination and body symmetry.

The most significant benefit of Pilates is personal awareness of how you sit, stand, move and the effect of the bad habits you may have developed. For example, it can help you to become aware of that lingering pinch in your neck from sitting at the computer the entire day with hunched shoulders and a telephone held between your ear and shoulder.

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Yoga

Secondly, there is yoga. There are various styles of yoga that requires more energy than others like Ashtanga and Power yoga. Any of these two yoga styles improves your muscle tone. Lyengar and Hatha yoga use less of your energy, but they still offer the benefits of strength and endurance. These exercises use less movement and more defined poses for proper alignment.

The poses in yoga that build upper body strength include:

  • Upward dog
  • Downward dog
  • Plank

As you age, upper body strength is very crucial. The standing poses, particularly if you hold them for more than a few extended breaths, build hamstring strength as well as strength in your quadriceps and abdomen. The chair pose will build strength in your lower back. Yoga improves your posture in every sense of the word. It also benefits your breathing. In yoga, you are instructed to do deep breathing exercises to improve your lung capacity. This type of breathing relaxes you and reduces stress.

Zumba

Last, but not least is the Zumba exercise, which uses a variety of music and dance choices such as reggae and meringue.  The dances are fun, energetic and exhilarating. They incorporate interval training with deliberate and quick moves for shaping and toning the whole body. With Zumba, you target specific areas of the body such as the:

  • Abs
  • Arms
  • Back
  • Legs
  • Butt

Some of the dance moves are so fast that it creates a cardio program that increases your heart rate and your metabolism. The music guides you to do hip swaying, toe tapping and arm swinging movements. Most dance routines will last for an hour, but you can go at your own pace. Zumba is like having a party while you lose weight, create optimal health and feel good; all at the same time.

How to Dress an athletic or rectangular shaped woman

Every woman has her own sense of style and beauty. She uses clothing to express herself in a fun and lighthearted way sometimes and then in a serious way for more formal occasions. Her choice of clothing should accentuate her best features and highlight her personality. Therefore, every woman should know her body type in order to enhance her personality and taste.

However, you should wear what you feel is most comfortable and what improves your level of confidence. Focus more on what fits your body rather than only on what is trendy. Women who have rectangular shaped bodies will usually be athletic with less curves and a broader back. This female will be smaller busted, have a lengthy torso and possibly a flat rear end.

With an athletic figure, you may not have any definition in your waist, which means you have a shorter waistline or ruler shape. Rectangular shaped women can be either tall or short. Some of them have lean and petite figures because of their athleticism.

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Dressing a rectangular shaped woman

When you are dressing as an athletic figure, it is best to choose clothing that gives the impression of a curvy figure. Choose V-neck and wrap blouses that place emphasis on the bust line and put the focus on the face. To add shape to the body, you should wear a padded bra.

When you are selecting a pair of pants, you need to look for pants with wide back pockets or flaps that are spaced out. This adds roundness to the bottom and creates a curvier appearance. Choose attire that is flattering to the hips such as a flared skirt that begins from the waist; add a wide belt to your dress or wear  a dress with a lot of different elements around the bust line.

The fundamental in dressing an athletic or rectangular shaped figure is to define the waistline as much as possible by:

  • Selecting empire styles
  • Wrap tops or bottoms
  • Shirt waist
  • Adding a camisole
  • Avoiding fabric that is stiff

Of course, there is more to dressing an athletic figure than just the basics. You have to also think about the vertical measurements that would include women with:

  • A long trunk with short legs
  • A short trunk with long legs
  • Specifically shaped arms and legs

Athletic women don’t have to be concerned with gaining weight because they are so active. Therefore, clothing size is not going to be a big worry. Full skirts are suitable as well as thick clothing that will bring out their ideal features.

 

Conclusion

Some athletic figured women should try to accentuate their best assets, which could be the arms, shoulders, neck and legs. Halter back dresses as well as one shoulder tops and dresses are some of the wisest choices. These will highlight the arms and the shoulders. It will also divert the eyes from the bust line. Rectangular shaped women may not have the hour glass shape, but they can show off those nice legs with chic dresses and short skirts.

Fashion Colorful Makeup

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Are you aware that when you enter a room, you are sized up in only a few seconds? This means, you have to be at your best fashion colorful behavior. Color is a huge part of what presents a ‘good first impression.’ Having the right makeup colors will enhance your youth, make you feel confident and accentuate your most natural beauty. If you have the wrong colors, it can make you appear tired, drained and aged.

When it comes to selecting makeup colors, a lot of women have absolutely no clue. Some women wear their colors based upon their instinct. Other women just go with the current trend in fashion. And still, there are others who wear colors that friends recommend. This will result in erroneous choices, money wasted and a ‘not so’ flattering look. However, you don’t have to guess when it comes to colors and neither do you have to be an expert.

Go to your retail stores and you will see a variety of colors to choose from, but make sure you have a fashionista with you.  Just kidding! We are going to give you some excellent tips here to get you started.

 

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Personalizing your color

To personalize and customize your colors, we will use the seasons to give you a clearer vision when it comes to eye, hair and skin tone. For the season lingo, you will know whether you are warm or cool; light or deep.

Warm or Cool

Warm colors exemplify earth tones, brown or gold shades. Cool colors symbolize gray, white, black, deep blue, turquoise or blue greens. It is possible for any woman to wear any color, but the variance is in the shade.

Beyond a doubt, the most significant representative to determine if you are warm or cool is the color of your hair.  If you are unable to determine your precise eye color or skin tone, then your hair color will offer the next best solution because it frames your face.

Light or Deep

Now that you know whether your color is warm or cool, you need to determine if it is light or deep. Again, your skin tone, color of hair and eyes will be the primary determining factor to decide if you are light or deep. If your eyes are light blue or light green, your color would be lighter. If your eyes are brown or black, then you are to choose deeper colors. If you are deep, then you will select a tan makeup color to match your skin tone.

Conclusion

On a scale of 1 to 10, what is your skin tone, eye and hair color – with 1 being lighter and 10 being deeper? You would choose a deep ebony color for a 10 and a paler color for a 1. For example, most people from the Middle East have deep skin tones and dark eyes. So they would choose a deep color. Conversely, most Europeans have hair that is blonde and lighter eyes, so they would choose lighter colors. So if you fall into the category of deep, you would be between a 5 and higher. If you fall into the category of light, you would be between 1 and 4.

Congratulations! You now can determine the right makeup color for your skin tone.

5 Top Foundations

I bet you are not aware that accurately blended foundation with the right color can take away years from your looks. Why, you may ask? Well, when your skin tone is uneven, it adds years to your skin. So choosing the best foundation to cover those uneven spots is essential to a younger look. Be sure to select a foundation that matches your skin tone. Try the foundation before you purchase it. If you are buying a liquid foundation, you should first rub some on your cheek and if it disappears, then you have the correct shade. Here are the top five foundations that you can start with.

 

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Women who have oily skin can find it hard to buy the right foundation that makes them look good. If you have oily skin, you may have trouble with enlarged pores. You may also notice that your makeup may appear darker as the day progresses. Why? Well, the makeup will mix with the oil on your skin to make it dark. Lucky for you, there are options for oily skin.

So, what is the perfect foundation for your oily skin? Este Lauder Double Wear will do the job. It is a quality foundation that provides a solid defense against oily skin. Your facial appearance will greatly improve. Women with oily skin will have issues with acne. This foundation will even out your skin and hide the acne or any other imperfections.

 

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One of the prominent cosmetic brands in the United States is Mac Cosmetics. Even though their products are a little pricey, it is worth the investment.  The company has a wide range of products to suit a variety of skin tones. Most of their foundations have SPF protection. This is an additional plus to achieving healthy skin. Mac Mineralized Cream is one of my preferred items. It is handy because you can take it along with you wherever you go and it is liquid based.

The application process is easy and it is highly recommended for women with dry skin. The company also went as far as to incorporate antioxidants and Vitamin E into their products to revitalize your skin cells and give you a younger look.

 

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Bobbi Brown Foundation has attracted many women. This product was designed to enhance the female skin and give it a more natural color. In the November 2004 issue of Health Magazine, Bobbi Brown won the Best New Foundation with its tint moisturizer, which is a rich formula that is perfect for women with very dry skin. The product is easily blended into the skin for light coverage. It also provides deep moisturizing to the skin for reducing fine lines.

 

 

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Laura Mercier offers a liquid foundation that is water based, but extraordinarily creamy for a smoother finish. It is not oil based and yet the skin coverage is great. The colors match your skin fairly well. To apply, you would use a sponge and you decide how much coverage you need by how much of it you apply.

 

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All of Chanel’s makeup products are of the highest quality and great for women with hypersensitive skin types. Chanel has always provided the best quality products for females of all ages to improve and nourish the skin. Chanel makeup focuses on a biological look for a variety of skin tones. Once you buy a Chanel product, you will possibly want the complete makeup line.

 

Conclusion

I couldn’t go without mentioning Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse. It is one of my talked-about foundations. It provides excellent coverage and it feels like you have nothing on your face because it is so lightweight and the application process is so simple. The best way to apply this is with your fingers. If you have dry skin, do put on a moisturizer first. This foundation will last all day and you will not have an acne breakout with this product. It also comes in ten shades.

How to dress a Pear-shaped figure

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Women who have pear shaped figures usually have a triangular shaped body, which means that her torso is narrow, she usually has smaller bust and large hips. She may have a small waist, but not one that will give her an hourglass shape. For transformation into the illusion of an hourglass shape, the woman has to be successful in creating a stark variance between her bust, waist and hip.

A pear shaped woman can accomplish balance in quite a few ways:

2327Tops: She should consider wearing tops that are embellished around the bust and shoulder areas. Tops that fit the waist will also add length and proportion to the lower part of her body.  To achieve wider shoulders, she can wear off the shoulder tops with a tight fitting skirt to accentuate her waist.

Bottoms: Wearing A-line skirts will smoothen out the hips and emphasize the waist. The A-line highlights the middle section of the body. Instead of lighter color slacks and jeans, go darker; choose bottoms that flow straight down from the hip. Opt for straight legged pants as well.

Dresses: Similar to bottoms, an A-line dress will become your best friend! Wear the ones that have capped or flutter sleeves. To get the attention away from your hips, A-Line dresses that fit around or below the knee will work best. The wrap dress is also a good option.

Accessories: Every pear shaped woman should have certain undergarments like girdles, padded under wears and body shapers that do justice to the hips, butt and thighs. Accessorize the top portion of the body rather than wearing heavy belts on the lower portion.

What you should avoid

  • Don’t wear pants that have high waist
  • Avoid bottoms that make your hips look wider
  • Avoid clothing with heavy patterns, flashy prints or large pockets in the hip area
  • Stay away from tapered or flared pants.
  • Avoid extremely tight or loose-fitting shirts and tops. As an alternative, choose fitted or button down tops. Select bold and bright colors on the top and simplify the lower half
  • Stay away from very long jackets because they will make your bottom portion look bigger

3045Good examples of pear shaped women are Rihanna and Beyonce. You may disagree because they look more like hourglass shaped women rather than pear shaped. However, one thing you probably didn’t notice is that their busts are not big enough to place them into the hourglass group. Now those two examples indicate that pear shaped women can be curvy. Rihanna is a size 4 and she is curvy, but still a pear shaped female. The same is true for women of any size. A woman’s body shape is commonly based on measurements and not necessarily on dress size or even her weight.

Ok – so you may not have that curvaceous body that you really want. So what? You can certainly fix that with how you wear your clothing, exercise and body enhancement tricks that form the right illusion of an hourglass figure.

Using the Right Hair Care Products

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Are you tired of stocking so many styling gels, curling irons, mousse and supplementary hair care products? Are you spending too much money on finding the right products that work for you? Well, if you are like most other frustrated women who are going through this too, we have some basic tools and products that all women should always have.

Brush: every woman should have the right brush; one that is of the highest quality. A good brush equates healthier hair. Look for one that has a rubber base and boar head bristles. Why? It does less damage to the hair. Look to spend about $11.

Shampoo: the correct shampoo is essential since women have a variety of hair type. Read the ingredients on the bottle. If you have long hair, you may have to shampoo your hair twice. All you are doing is trying to remove the dirt and oil from your hair, but also adding moisture. So choose a shampoo that does both; even if you are going to use a moisturizer separately.

Conditioner: conditioning your hair is very important to having healthy hair. You can opt for a leave-in conditioner or one that you have to rinse out.  Conditioners help to repair the hair from damaging chemicals and heat. Choose one that has moisturizing ingredients that leave the hair free of tangles. Work from the end of the hair to the roots. Comb through to make sure that there are no tangles.

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Wide-toothed comb: Always avoid using a brush to comb through your wet shampooed hair. Instead, use a wide-toothed comb. You can buy one that ranges from a dollar to ten bucks.

Serum to improve sheen: Don’t count out shine serums because they do work. If your hair texture is fine, you should use only a small portion and a little spritz. However, if you have thick hair, use the serum to smooth out your hair and add sheen to it. You can end up spending as low as five bucks and as high as thirty dollars for a good shine serum.

Dry Shampoo: When you are in between shampoos, a dry shampoo can help to absorb the oil in your hair. If you are low on cash, talcum powder is a good alternative, but don’t use too much because you don’t want to have powder in your hair while going to work.

Blow dryer: this is a must-have product. Get one that is strong and powerful; to get the job done quickly; especially if you have thick or long hair. Get one that you can also put in your travel bag. For thicker hair, go for one that has approximately 1,875 watts. For finer hair, buy one that has 1,500 watts.

Curling iron: for women with straight hair, a curling iron is a best friend to keep handy. I wouldn’t recommend over using it since too much heat can damage the hair. Use only when it is really necessary.

Mousse: this is excellent for people who have fine hair. It adds volume to the hair. If your hair is coarse, however, you should opt for a straightening balm to eliminate frizzing.

Conclusion

Using the right hair care products is essential to maintaining beautiful hair that will turn heads. You also want to have healthy hair that will make you more confident so be wise in the products that you choose to put in your hair.