The roaring 20s were an exciting time in U.S. history, and this was the decade when the Charleston was first introduced (1924). The rhythm quickly became the most popular dance of the 1920s. The Charleston craze exploded nationwide after it was performed on the Broadway stage. Fashionable young women who danced the Charleston were known as “Flappers.” Women had won the right to vote, World War 1 had ended and prosperity was booming. Times and attitudes were changing, and female independence was on the rise. This gave way to sassy bobbed hairstyles, more streamlined dresses with shorter hemlines (to the knees), bold makeup and a tiny bit of a naughty attitude. 1920s Flapper dresses were quite the head-turning frocks of the moment, and several key accessories pulled the look altogether. Designer Coco Chanel influenced the Flapper fashion phenomena with her miles of pearls and dresses made in neutral shades like cream, beige, sand, navy and black.Continue reading “1920s Flapper Dresses” »
#Olay #ad #AgelessÂ Youthfulness will always be in style, but I feel like lately it’s had even more of a resurgence. Just look at our recent music: the Chainsmokers bravely proclaim “we ain’t never getting older”, Troye Sivan’s aptly named “Youth” notes “we’ve no time for getting old”… are we in denial, or is this goal of permanent youth actually *gasp* achievable?
“Sure,” many of you smirk, “with the right surgeon.” Reality TV alone is proof that a youthful appearance can be bought, but the price tag is no joke. Or is it? Can we reverse the hands of time without taking out a home equity line of creditÂ to foot the bill on poisonous injectables, irreversible surgical procedures or celeb-endorsed $300 ointments made of only the finest free-range bald eagle spit?
The answer is yes. Ladies, welcome to the future. Gone are the days when we had to step beyond the drugstore doors and shell out makeup-counter dollars to get a decent quality skincare product. It’s 2017, Â and youth is now within your budget.
But don’t those pricey products work better? That’s what the snobby counter girl WANTS you to think, but the only real added benefits go on her commission check. Consider this: Good Housekeeping Institute did a study on 10 top prestige beauty creams (including one with a $440 price tag), and drugstore powerhouse Olay’s Regenerist Micro-sculpting Cream outperformed them ALL. Say what? Continue reading “How I’m never getting older – or poorer. #Olay #ad #Ageless” »
Have you ever wanted to look better naturally – without the augment of makeup? I know I have. I made a goal awhile back of looking better fresh-faced, straight out of bed.
Improving one’s natural beauty is a multi-step process. For me, a big part of it was improving my health. I saw a TEDTalk that suggested our skin tones become inherently more attractive when we consume more fruits and vegetables. How fascinating is that?
Vitamin intake was also a big part of this process for me. You know how prenatal vitamins are supposed to improve your hair and nails? Well, there’s a reason. Better nutrition = better looks, period. I made a commitment to myself to take a multivitamin with minerals as well as a hair and nails supplement and Vitamin D3 daily. Continue reading “Look Better Naturally – Without Makeup #Olay #ad” »
Cameras, cameras everywhere. To the left, to the right, above and below. There’s likely a camera pointed at you right this minute, built into your computer. We can hardly get away from the things.
Nowadays, security systems sold at your local electronics outlet can go deep into sci-fi fantasy land and the systems, given they are electronic, are built to as long as you own your home. Continue reading “Hidden Camera Tricks” »
When it comes to home design, the human eye is drawn to that which is visually strikingâ€”whether in shape, color or placement. What do you want people to notice when they first enter a new room inside your home? You may have a perfectly pleasant design scheme, but is it missing that one â€śwow factorâ€ť that ties the space together and gives people a real reason to remember your place?
One simple, space-conscious way to drum up interest in a room is adding a ceiling-mounted light fixture. Have you considered a hanging lamp instead?