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Sunday, December 25, 2011

BABY FASHION SHOPPING IDEAS FOR CHRISTMAS 2011


This Christmas, gift babies with stuff they use the most, it may be toys, baby clothes or furniture. Today, we shall suggest some baby shopping ideas that will help you make a smart choice without wasting much time on thinking.



 Personalised Gifts
You can present your baby girl a basket containing all her personal items. An applique stocking, bib, blanket, diaper bag is wrapped using a decorative net or a cover. Pink coloured rocking chair or horse is also a good gifting idea.

For boys, A sporty dress, a baseball cap, a soccer ball, toy cars, blue coloured baby cart can be wrapped and presented as a gift. Presents need to be useful so buying things that will help in your baby's development will be practical buying.

Toys

 Stuff toys are your child's pals so do not forget to buy the colourful ones. From bright coloured frogs to easy maintained brown bears to light coloured dolls, there are wide range of soft toys in the market.

If your child is into picking up bright coloured items then greens, yellows and oranges are easy baby shopping options.

For Kids Room 

If you are planning to make your child's room into a mini house then you can purchase a table chair, baby book shelf, baby bed with toy pillows, anything that will make the room look his. There are even cushioned recliners available for your child. Kids feel happy when they get stuff specially for them. From personalised bithday plates to photo frames to growth chart, everything can be used as accessories for decoration.

Christmas Gifts 

 Buying stuffs in reds will excite them more. The reindeer bib, santa claus dress and a Christmas cap will keep him happy and makes him look at self often. The bright coloured dress will also appeal the family as it keeps reminding the special day every minute.

Baby Clothes 

 Bath robes, cartoon print tee-shirts and shorts, crazy bath suits, towels, soft one piece dresses, frocks will make the Christmas 2011 significant and special. Clothes, be it any number, are important as they are used everyday.


The soft cotton ones are more preferred baby shopping clothes as they are comfortable and cool.

Friday, December 16, 2011

CHRISTMAS PARTY DRESS

The date of the Christmas party is getting closer day by day and you are worried about looking your best on the day.  The first thing that comes to mind when people receive a Christmas party invitation is the dress they will be wearing. 
 
Everyone wants to dress up as per the latest fashion, wear the best shoes and get that perfect look. Here are some ideas on dresses for the Christmas party.


Formal Dresses
  • Black dress is like the quintessence of a Christmas party. It never goes out of fashion, always looks good on you and is not even too difficult to shop for.
  • Dresses in pastel shades of pinks, lilacs, peaches and light browns are very much in vogue this season.
  • Look like a diva by wearing a gold satin halter-neck dress for this year's Christmas party. 

  • Chiffon dress with floral prints or Reiss pleats is quite a good choice for a Christmas party dress.
  • You can also go for beaded silk dress this year.
  • A knee-length black skirt, with a beaded cardigan set, is another good option. 


Casual Dresses
  • Teeming up trousers or jeans with a silk camisole is a very good option as far as an informal Christmas 
  • party dress is concerned.
  • Black jeans look pretty cool with a velvet camisole. 
  • Wearing capris with a sleeveless turtleneck will definitely make you look good.
  • Trendy tops in jeweled colors look ideal with jeans and heels.
  • Dress simply and augment it with an interesting piece of jewelry to get that perfect look.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

DECORATING A CHRISTMAS TREE ELEGANTLY


During the Christmas season it's wonderful to pass houses with majestic trees in the living room window all decked out in lights, garlands, and ornaments. Putting decorations on a Christmas tree is a time-honored tradition for most households. Here are the three easy steps for decorating the perfect Christmas tree.



Hang Christmas Tree Lights
Tree lights typically come on green or white wire strands; choose the strand that matches your tree so the wire will be hidden. Illuminating your Christmas tree from the inside out will give it the most dynamic look. Start at the base of the trunk and work your way up, wrapping lights around every major branch, moving from the trunk to the tip and back.



Add Christmas Tree Garlands
There are no firm rules when draping garlands on a tree. To avoid the "sausage effect" (branches bulging between tightly cinched garlands), start at the top of the tree and slowly increase the amount of garland between each wave as you work your way down the branches. Plan to use about two strands of garland for every vertical foot of tree.

To avoid a busy look on your tree, use a variety of garlands from plain to fancy. Thin, beaded garlands look best hung from branch to branch; thicker paper, ribbon or foil garlands look best wrapped loosely around the entire tree.



Hang Christmas Tree Ornaments
To showcase your favorite ornaments, place them in prime positions on the tree first. Next, hang your larger ornaments, spacing them evenly around the tree. Fill in around those ornaments with medium- and small-size ornaments. Be sure to hang some ornaments closer to the trunk to create depth and interest. Finish dressing the tree by adding specialty items, such as clip-on ornaments or icicles.

Friday, November 25, 2011

LONG SUMMER / MAXI DRESSES

Long summer / maxi dresses are long, feminine and super-comfy! A summery maxi dress is simply a joy to wear during summer because the fabric is light and makes you feel like a goddess. Wear one for a trendy fashion statement, or if you feel like disguising your curves, unshaved or sunburnt legs without sacrificing your sense of style.

How to Wear a Maxi Dress



Secure the basics
Buy at least one or two long summer dresses that you can easily mix and match to create different looks. Versatile colors are solid-colored black, dark brown and white. Wear them to the beach, park and even semi-formal occasions!
 
A belt is a long dress' best friend.
Many maxi dresses tend to be voluminous so if it's too loose and boxy-looking, wrap a stylish belt around at your waist. A belt will definitely "trendize" the look.

 If you're petite
Less fabric is the best choice for your frame, so you might want to try to stick to close-fitted long dresses with a nipped shape around the waist to avoid dragging your frame down. Look for fitted tops and make sure it is in proportion wth your body. Try sticking to straight to slightly flared hemlines to create a flattering line on your body figure. You can also have it hemmed at your local tailor or alter it yourself!
 
If you're a plus-size
Don't attempt to hide your curves with layers and volume. It will only make you look boxy and bigger. Instead, look for dresses with a little bit of shape around the waist, giving your frame a nice proportional and leaner look. Also go for v-necks and bigger prints to slim down your shape. Go for a straight or flared hemline as it will balance out your frame.
 
Don't be afraid to experiment with new colors and prints
Colors such as green, blue, red, yellow, pink, stripes, dots, floral prints, etc. It's usually wide, horizontal prints and block colors that can make you look huge, besides, some print and color adds an interesting pop to your style
 
Long summer dresses look best with strappy gladiator sandals both tall and flat. Wedges and peepholes also look good with them.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

MISS WORLD 2011 is VENEZUELA

IVIAN SARCOS FROM VENEZUELA WAS CROWNED MISS WORLD 2011 ON NOVEMBER 6, 2011 IN LONDON , ENGLAND AT THE 60TH ANNIVERSARY OF MISS WORLD ORGANIZATION. CONGRATULATIONS TO VENEZUELA.
Here are the complete results…


Miss World 2011:
Venezuela, Ivian Sarcos

1st Runner Up:
Philippines, Gwendoline Ruais
2nd Runner Up:
Puerto Rico, Amanda Vilanova

Top 7
England, Alize Lily Mounter
Korea, Kyung Min Doe
Scotland, Jennifer Reoch
South Africa, Bokang Montjane

Top 15
Indonesia, Astrid Ellena
Italy, Tania Bambaci
Kazakhstan, Zhanna Zhumaliyeva
Spain, Carla GarcĂ­a
Sweden, Nicoline Artursson
Ukraine, Iaroslava Kuriacha
United States Virgin Islands, Esonica Veira
Zimbabwe, Malaika Mushandu

Top 30
Australia, Amber Greasley
Botswana, Karabo Sampson
Brazil, Juceila Bueno
Canada, Raquel Santos
Chile, Gabriela Pulgar
Guatemala, Lourdes Figueroa
Hungary, Linda Szunai
India, Kanishtha Dhankhar
Japan, Midori Tanaka
New Zealand, Mianette Broekman
Paraguay, Nicole Huber
Russia, Natalia Gantimurova
Serbia, Milica Tepavac
Saint Barthelemy, Johanna Sansano
Trinidad and Tobago, Lee Ann Forbes

Continental Queens

Africa:
South Africa – Bokang Montjane

Americas:
Venezuela – Ivian Sarcos

Asia & Pacific:
Philippines – Gwendoline Ruais

Caribbean:
Puerto Rico – Amanda Vilanova

Europe:
England – Lily Mounter

Monday, October 31, 2011

ACNE TREATMENT

There are thousands of oil glands in the skin. In the middle of your face there are around 2000 oil glands per square inch. These glands lubricate the skin. These pores and glands sometimes become plugged by dirt, dead skin, and excess oil. The clogging and irritation of these pores creates acne.

1. Hands Off

Do not pick or squeeze any of the pimples. This spreads bacteria and can cause scars. Even if you pop a pimple on the surface, the inflammation may be forced into the surrounding tissue below the skin.

2. Washing

Acne cannot be washed away. This only removes the oil from the surface but does not unclog the pores. Excessive washing of the face will just result in drying out the skin. Wash once or twice a day with mild soap or nonsoap cleanser. Rub lightly with fingertips and use warm water. Do not use an abrasive washcloth since this might damage the skin.

3. Do Not Exfoliate

Exfoliating is the removal of the top layer of dead skin cells by using an abrasive washcloth, loofah or specially designed product. Acne is already irritating the skin and scrubbing makes it worse. Do not use facial brushes, rough sponges or cleansers with scrubbing granules.

4. Benzoyl Peroxide

Several over-the-counter products contain benzoyl peroxide. This ingredient helps unclog pores and decreases bacteria on the skin. Start with the lowest concentration of benzoyl peroxide. The dose should be two-and-a-half to five percent lotion or gel applied once a day. After one week up the application to twice a day if the benzoyl peroxide does not irritate your skin. After four to six weeks, up the dose to ten percent if there has been no improvement with your acne. This dose can be applied twice a day if needed. Benzoyl peroxide tends to dry out the skin so apply a mild moisturizer after each application.

5. Makeup

Use water-based makeup since oil-based makeup will only aggravate the pores. Check the label on your makeup to see if it contains oil. If you are unsure then use observation to determine the base of the makeup. If your makeup separates after it sits undisturbed then it is water-based. If it does not separate then it is oil-based. The best makeup to use while suffering from acne is powdered. Eye makeup and lipstick are generally okay since they go on areas that are not affected by acne.

6. Diet

Diet does not have an affect on acne. Chocolate, greasy foods, nuts and other foods have not been proven to cause acne. If you do happen to eat something that causes an acne flare-up then simply avoid that food in the future.

UNDERSTANDING WIGS

Synthetic or Human hair wigs?
Synthetic wigs may be the best choice if you have a short hairstyle. The drawbacks would be that they tend to be stiffer than those made of human hair and their fiber may frizz because of heat or rubbing on the collar of a blouse. Also, the base may cause some irritation to sensitive skin in some cases.

The major benefits for synthetic hair wigs include:
  • Synthetic wigs don’t require special care
  • Affordable prices between $40 and $800
  • Can be purchased immediately or delivered very quickly
  • Permanent color
Human hair wigs are generally more expensive, but look and feel the most natural. Other advantages of human hair wigs include: They are the best choice for longer hairstyles.They flow just like grown hair, are soft to the touch and definitely last longer than synthetic ones. Prepare, though, to take care of human hair wigs as you would your own hair.

Blends of human hair and synthetic fiber may also be available, but while these wigs may provide some of the advantages of both types (natural feel of the human hair and style keeping of the synthetics), they can be more difficult to maintain or repair.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

FASHION

Fashion is always changing, slightly elusive, extremely seductive.
It has the power to transform an image and make a social statement.

What is fashion anyway?
1.    The prevailing style or custom, as in dress or behavior: out of fashion.
2.    Something, such as a garment, that is in the current mode: a swimsuit that is the latest fashion.
3.    The style characteristic of the social elite: a man of fashion

To some, fashion is an art form. To others, it is almost a religion.
But for most people it is a method of utilizing clothing, accessories and hair to show or hide something about yourself.

You can use fashion to express yourself, to serve as an extension of your personality: goth, skater, soccer mom, professional.

Or you can use fashion to disguise your true self:a conservative in vamp clothing, a vamp in conservative clothing.

Fashion statements can be made with clothes, accessories, shoes, hair, makeup, even your cellphone.

Who decides what's in?

Designers can greatly influence what direction fashion will go in.
Miuccia Prada of Prada and Miu Miu, Marc Jacobs of Marc by Marc Jacobs, Marc Jacobs and Louis Vuitton are considered directional designers (Prada for remixing classics, Jacobs for vintage-inspired styles).

Working five or six months ahead of the season, the press attends fashion shows presenting designer collections; the media will then give editorial coverage to trends they think their readership is interested in.

Store buyers work many months in advance of the season to place orders with manufacturers for styles they think their customers will want to buy.
Celebrities and other opinion leaders (socialites and other glitterati) are usually the first to sport new looks, spurring the buying public into accepting emerging trends.

So everyone from big-name designers to celebrities may be behind influencing the direction fashion will go in.
But ultimately, it is you, the consumer, who will decide what is "in" when you choose whether or not to buy into a trend.

Where are the world's fashion centers?

New York, Paris and Milan are considered the major hubs for designers and manufacturers of fashion apparel and accessories.
London, Los Angeles, Toronto, Hong Kong, Sydney and Sao Paolo, in addition to hundreds of other smaller market areas are host to excellent designers and manufacturers

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

HERE ARE SOME OF THE BEAUTIFUL MISS WORLD 2011 CONTESTANTS

Miss World VENEZUELA 2011

Miss World ENGLAND 2011


Miss World SOUTH AFRICA 2011

Miss World INDIA 2011

Miss World ETHIOPIA 2011

Miss World PUERTO RICO 2011

Miss World ANGOLA 2011

Miss World ARUBA 2011

Miss World BELGIUM 2011

Miss World MAURITIUS 2011

Miss World GUADELOUPE 2011

Miss World UNITED STATES VIRGIN ISLANDS 2011

Miss World INDONESIA 2011

Miss World KENYA 2011

Miss World SRI LANKA 2011