Think Pink

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Everyone who knows me knows that I love love love pink. I absofuckinlutely adore pink. Trust me- half of my wardrobe in my freakin closet is nothing but pink. This 2009 Spring season is all about Pink…Yes, pink!!!!

London Fashion Show

And check out my favorite celebs wearing pink….  what a happy color!

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Fashion Trends for Spring and Summer 2008

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Women’s Fashion Trends for Spring & Summer 2008

 

 

An array of feminine styles will bring us into the new spring and summer season for 2008. In addition to last year’s oh-so-hot colors, everything’s just a little brighter and bold. With polished styles and retro designs, this summer’s latest fashion trends for women are truly inspiring and a whole lotta fun.

Everything that’s old is new again. Reminiscent of yesteryear, we’ll be seeing much more clothing that makes women feel flirty and sexy. Girly lace in just the right place will accent a fine blouse while romantic ruffles add just what it takes to make a dress ready for work or play.

Seasonal Colors

 

  • Splashy, fruity colors such as mango, watermelon, lemon, tangerine, and lime green give a large variety of choices and will surely get you noticed.
  • The fashion industry and popular designers are favoring classic red in gowns as well as handbags. Too bold for you? Add the color in accessories such as belts and jewelry.
  • The palette for formalwear offers up powdery pastels and classy, ever-so-trendy silver, gold, and white so you can dress up in style.
  • Silver and gray replace black for warm weather neutrals. Whether matte or metallic, these two colors add dimension to otherwise solid styles.
  • Classic tan and military green are a great combo, not only for solid pieces but for the very trendy camouflage styles as well. Whatever your choice, these colors need simple accessories such as a belt and gold chain.

Styles and Patterns

  • Fashion trends for woman this summer will showcase ultra-feminine styles with lots of movement. Flowing skirts and chiffon blouses are dressy, yet casual enough for a party.
  • Hemlines are higher but not too high. Only a few inches above the knee leave just enough to the imagination. On the contrary, shirt lengths are getting longer, allowing space for a strategically-placed belt or sash.
  • Sleeves take a backseat to this year’s sleeveless, off-the-shoulder, and cutout designs — making shoulders a perfect place for a light dusting of bronzing powder.
  • Retro styles are all the rage with patterns reminiscent of the 1960’s, 1970’s, and even the 1980’s. What’s exciting is the use of contrasting colors in the patterns, some quite wild in geometrical shapes.
  • Playful prints include tiny clusters, paisley, and floral patterns, all in a barrage of color. Perfect for a spring day or hot summer night.
  • Fashionable, military inspired clothing shows your support and is an instant hit for casual wear. Take your pick from light, cotton cargos, camouflage, walking shorts, and belted jackets.
  • All-in-one outfits take the guesswork out of matching separates. Look for one-piece styles in suits and shorts. Most come with a belt or sash to define the waist.
  • There’s a lot of appreciation for vintage clothing, with good reason. There’s some real treats to be found in second-hand shops that still look very stylish in today’s world.
  • An interesting pattern emerging is typography. From clothing, to jewelry (and even home decor!) However, it’s not always obvious. Sometimes you may not notice the letters unless you look closely.

Fashion Accessories, Jewelry, and Shoes

  • Just a few valuable accessories are all you need. Belts, sashes, and head scarves are abundant this spring and work well in moderation.
  • Summer’s hottest trends are glitzy metallics that adorn a wide range of accessories, including belts, purses, and shoes.
  • Patent leather is not just for winter. A fine handbag or pair of shoes will add a nice finishing touch to your wardrobe.
  • Gold is making a comeback, revealing itself in gold/silver combos in jewelry. Perfect for the girl who can’t decide, she can have both at once!
  • Size counts when it comes to handbags. Many celebrities prefer leather carryalls and designer tote bags to lug around their worldly possessions. The extra space is handy for new celebrity moms who refuse to forgo fashion to practicality.
  • The runway is showing shoes that have substance with more sole and heel, which elongulates legs and adds height. High heels and weaved wedges are a just the thing for summer, casual and dressy all at once.
  • For those who prefer flats and a very trendy style, opt for those with pointy toes. Want to be a tad more conservative? Choose flat sandals in neutral colors that will go with just about anything. Strappy sandals are always fun for long weekend getaways.

 Hot Makeup Trends for 2008

  • Many cosmetics companies are offering sheer, mineral makeup that looks very natural outdoors. Not only foundation, but blush and eye shadow that add just a hint of color.
  • You don’t have to be a teen to enjoy lip gloss. By itself or over lipstick, it looks luscious and makes your lips appear plumper.
  • Mascara does double-duty by adding length plus volume. Many come in all-in-one packages, two wands and two small tubes, one with basecoat and one with a topcoat in the color of your choice.
  • Pigment, and lots of it! New compacts are crammed with complimenting colors marbled within one compartment. The current trend is to apply natural-looking makeup and turn up the color on the eyes.

Popular Hair: Whats in for April 2008

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Ok, so it’s good to be up to date on the trends and to be in the “now”. Of course, some people have to have the latest hair style, while others are just okay with being up to date on fashion.

As for me, I try to be updated on makeup, fashion, and the hair!

For April of 2008, below are the popular hairstyles I’ve pulled from Hairstyler.com.

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Make Me Beautiful Celebrity Hairstyles Part 2 For Round, Oblong, Diamond Shape Face

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I’ve gotten more emails about “how do you do the hair the way celebrities do? Can you show me?”  I will share with you what face shapes it the hairstyles look good on.

I’ve picked out some celebrity hairstyles form the 80th academy awards that I found were my favorite.

Diablo Cody:

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Perfect for

MEDIUM HAIR

Face: Oval, Oblong, Diamond

Time To Prepare: 30 Minutes

How to Get The Look: Blow Dry, Hot Rollers

Products to Use: Wax, Hair Shine

Marion Cotillard

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Perfect for:

THICK HAIR:

Best For:

Face: Oval, Oblong, Square, Diamond

Hair Type:  Medium to thick

Time To Prepare: 30-45 Minutes

How to Get The Look: Blow Dry and use a big curling iron

Products to Use: Mouse, Hairspray

Cate Blanchett

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Perfect For:

THIN HAIR:

Best For:

Face: Oval, round, square, heart

Time To Prepare: 30 Minutes

How to Get The Look: Blowdry hair and tie back. Make sure hair is loose in the front

Products to Use: Mousse, hairspray

Heidi Klum

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Perfect For:

THIN HAIR

Face: Oval, Round

Time To Prepare: 30 Minutes

How to Get The Look: Blow Dry, Hot Rollers

Products to Use: Mousse, Lacquer

I will post some videos on here about how to do it. I will show you, ok?

No worries, Joy’s here to the rescue. So, save my bookmark and keep checking this site. I will have more information on “How To’s”..I PROMISE!!!!

Peace out and enjoy the day!

Gwen Stefani’s LAMB 2008 Spring Fashion

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I love love love Gwen Stefani…and I have here her collection for spring 2008 fashion line.

Gwen Stefani’s fashion label LAMB has proved to become a staying force in fashion now and it’s even more apparent with this spring show. I gravitated more toward the feminine pieces especially this outfit above with the long gingham checked ruffle skirt, green sweater, and wide yellow belt and yellow oxford booties. Of course most of all the outfits coming down the runway were paired with LAMB bags.

Key Looks: school girl sweaters and skirts, 60’s siren, leopard prints, ruffles, wide belts, oxford booties.
Key Colors: plaids, black, white, yellow, green.

Here are some key pieces from the LAMB Spring 2008 Fashion Show:

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Slim Your Face W/ This Easy Ass Trick!

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Do you have a wide face with cheeks that stand out and you look like a bloated fish? Im just kidding. Well, I have that problem. But hey, you know, we’re all still very cute.

If you have a chubby face, its all good. Don’t even worry about it.
Just make sure that you don’t cut your hair short, which makes your face appear wider than it is, and one simple technique to slimming your face is a 5 letter word:

BLUSH!!!

  1. Purchase two shades of blush, one of a deeper shade and one that’s lighter. To ensure the shades go together, purchase a compact with two coordinating shades.
  2. Apply your usual foundation make-up or powder to cover any imperfections and even out your skin tone.
  3. Apply the lighter shade of blush in circular motions onto the apples of your cheeks… how are you to find them apples? Just smile!
  4. Next, following the line of your cheekbones, apply a sheer sweep of the deeper shade of blush.
  5. Blend, blend and blend. The key with this trick is to create dimension, but you do not want a very obvious demarcation between your natural cheek color and the blush (i.e. think racer stripes!).
  6. Sweep a small amount of the lighter shade across your nose and/or forehead as desired to add an extra “glow” to your complexion.
  7. I use Motives makeup to make my face appear thinner than it really is.

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This is Motives Sunset Bronzer, and I use it in the Summer time .

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And here is Motives loose blush powder. I wear this usually for daily wear. It gives my cheeks a beautiful glow and I feel more confident and radiant that my face doesn’t look all chunky. I love wearing this because it’s for sensitive skin and also the color blends in naturally with my skin.

    Why Guys Cheat…My take On It

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    Why Guys Cheat: Why Bad Guys Cheat and Good Guys Don’t

    One of the most painful experiences one undergoes in life is discovering your boyfriend or husband is a cheating guy. It becomes even more painful if you strongly care about, or deeply love, him. Why guys cheat is a question that demands a deep and introspective research and before we start we have to clarify what we really mean by cheating. Cheating to some people may be simple glances at a good looking woman as she walks down the street or thinking about that sexy looking number that is displayed on the calendar or thinking ‘if only I am single’.

    According to Womansavers.com, 22% of married men have strayed at least once during their married lives, 70% of married women did not know of their spouses’ extramarital activity, while another 3% of married women reported having sex with someone other than their spouse. In the year 1997, 22 percent of men admitted to having sexual relations outside their marriage sometime in their past and 17 percent of divorces in the United States are caused by infidelity.

    At what point a woman believes her partner is cheating on her, is largely dependent on her level of insecurity. A woman who lacks confidence, who does not feel good about herself and is full of insecurities, might become paranoid at the mere mention of another woman, while another who is full of self-confidence and is comfortable with herself and with her relationship is far less likely to get concerned with straying eyes and a meaningless comment.

    Before answering the question ‘why do guys cheat’ we need to understand as to what is normal behavior for a man. Can we get upset when a man enjoys a little flirtatious behavior or remarks on the good looks of super model if the act or comment hardly bears any substance? An innocent action that in no way impacts the way a man feels about his partner is harmless, it is how much he is and can be trusted to draw the line that matters.

    Some guys are just born to cheat and it is in their very nature to sample what is on offer. Such men are hard pressed to form a lasting relationship but it is usually apparent from the onset as to what type of relationship a woman is letting herself in on. For some men cheating is a way to boost their ego with each additional invasion it keeps on enhancing their ego to go for more.

    One of the most important factors that determines the difference between a good and bad man regarding fidelity is to take a look at his parents. Did he come from a loving family with monogamous parents as his example? It is a well-known fact that children learn by example, even if it is subconscious. Boys who are aware of their father’s infidelity, tend to eventually accept this behavior as normal, thus repeating the adulterous behavior as adults. The same goes for boys who witness their mother having affairs.

    So why do women continue to be attracted to the “bad” guys who cheat? Perhaps it is because they secretly wish to tame or change them. It is so important for women to understand that if a guy cheats on a woman, there is a very good possibility he will cheat on you. However, women frequently think that they will be the exception or that the man cheated because he had good reasons. Men always have good reasons for cheating so ladies, do yourself a favor and pass up the bad cheating guys for the good faithful guys. He may not always be as exciting and dangerous, but love and trust always outweigh danger and excitement in the long run.

    So ladies, have you ever been cheated on? And did you dump him right then and there? Lets take a poll….

    Weight loss with Aloe Vera Juice, and What It Can Do For You!

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    I drink aloe vera juice to help me with constipation, diarrhea, and it’s also good for any type of gastrointestinal disorder. But another great benefit of the aloe vera juice is that it helped me to lose weight. I drink aloe vera juice EVERY DAY…and some of you may think it’s nasty, horrid, tastes like crap, or makes you go poo, but the Aloe vera juice that I take has Studies which have suggested that aloe, when consumed orally, imparts a wealth of health benefits, including aiding digestion and supporting the immune system. Ultimate Aloe® Juice is a rejuvenating tonic made from 100 percent aloe vera, 50 percent aloe concentrated powder, more than 200 nutrients, enzymes, vitamins and minerals, including 13 of the 17 essential minerals needed for good nutrition. Supports a healthy digestive tract and promotes regularity within the bowel. Comes in natural aloe flavor, cranberry-apple, strawberry-kiwi, and pomegranate.*

    I drink the pomegranate, and again, this helped me to also lose the 40-45 pounds.

    I went from a size 14 to a size 5-6…and I LOVE IT!!!

    Not only is my digestive system feeling better, but i lost weight, and I feel sexy as a mofo..hehe

    You can only buy this kind of aloe vera juice through market america, so

    go to

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    and purchase it. Im telling you the truth..i lost weight from drinking this stuff.

    Problem W/ A Round Face and Wide Nostrils??? Look No Further!!!!

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    No matter how much makeup used to cover the toughest of facial imperfections, there are some that even a great foundation will never change. You cannot change the the shape of your face. The shape of your face is one thing, without the help of a surgeon, that can not be truly changed by any sort of makeup tip. But, with a few secret strokes here and there, those troublesome spots may disappear in the light. Foundation is meant to cover the entire face and even the skin. But, by adding a few different shades of foundation to your daily makeup routine, you may be able to slim and tweak a few areas and no one will ever be the wiser.

    IF YOU HAVE A WIDE NOSE:
     The nose can sometimes appear a bit wider on camera or in person than it really is. In order to hide a wide nose, try adding a foundation that is three shades darker than your current foundation color. This darker foundation should be applied to the sides of the nose and blended into the face. This darker color will evoke a shading, of sorts, and slim the nose instantly.IF YOU HAVE A ROUND FACE:

     Just make the entire visage appear just a bit slimmer by applying this same 3 shade darker foundation, to the outer rim of the hairline. Dot a little under the cheek bones as well and blend with your normal foundation color. This too will cause a shading, resulting in a slimmer looking face.Just because you do not go under the doctor’s knife, does not mean you can not get an instant nose job and facial thinning. A darker foundation will work wonders to slim the nose and the face for the camera or for those who will have the pleasure of eying your visage.