THE FASHION PANDEMONIUM PLAID IS NEVER A FAD!

The pretty and pleasing fabric known as plaid never goes out of style. As early as the 1830s, plaid was a popular fabric pattern in the world of fashion. Plaid is a recognizable pattern consisting of criss-crossed horizontal and vertical bands of multiple colors. Plaid originated in woven wool, but today plaid fabrics are available in many other materials.

Plaid is made with alternating bands of colored threads woven as both warp and weft at right angles to each other. The weft is woven in a simple twill, two over – two under the warp, advancing one thread at each pass. This forms visible diagonal lines where different colors cross, which gives the appearance of new colors blended from the original ones. The resulting blocks of color repeat vertically and horizontally in a distinct pattern of squares and lines known as a ‘sett’.

Ready, set, go…look fabulous from head to toe when you are dressed in the cool, chic, rad fabric that is plaid!

Plaid Color Shades and Meanings:

  1. Modern: A plaid that is colored using chemical dyes as opposed to natural dyes.
  2. Ancient: A lighter shade of plaid that represent the colors that would result from the fabric aging over time.
  3. Muted: Plaid which is shade between modern and ancient. This type of plaid is very modern, dating only from the 1970s. This shade is said to be the closest match to the shades attained by natural dyes used before the mid-19th century.

For those of you that prefer a splash of plaid as opposed to being wrapped in plaid, why not carry a plaid handbag or doll yourself up in plaid accessories? A touch of plaid looks exceptionally graceful and elegant on anyone, yes, even men!

Plaid Fun Fact: Plaid is recorded by counting the threads of each color that appear in the sett. The thread count not only describes the width of the stripes on a sett, but also the colors used. For example, the thread count “K4 R24 K24 Y4” breaks down as 4 black threads, 24 red threads, 24 black threads and 4 yellow threads. The first and last thread of the thread count are the pivot points.

The word ‘plaid’, derived from the Scottish Gaelic ‘plaide’, meaning blanket, was first used to describe any rectangular garment. Over time, the term ‘plaid’ was used to describe blankets themselves.

Today plaid is a pretty, pleasing pattern that looks both elegant and fun and is adored and recognized by everyone!

The fashion pandemonium plaid is never a fad!

Although plaid prints can be found in all colors, plaid fabrics consisting of black, red and yellow are the most popular. For a striking, stunning sight, dress in plaid garments of black and white.

“I feel that I can play checkers on your checkered dress.”

“This pattern is plaid. Checkered is cute but plaid is the best.”

“Can you explain the difference between checkered and plaid to me?”

“Checkered patterns make only squares; plaid is squares and lines that are easy to see.”

“The different blocks of color in the material seem to run up and down.”

“Horizontal and vertical. Plaid is one of the most beautiful patterns around.”

Plaid: A fashionable and stylish pattern that looks fantastic on skirts, dresses, jackets and shoes, or any other garments you choose!

Nancy Mangano is an American beauty/fashion/style influencer, fashion journalist, screenwriter and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series. Visit Nancy on her global online fashion/style/beauty magazine Strutting in Style! at http://www.struttinginstyle.com, her Facebook page Nancy Mangano at  https://www.facebook.com/nancymmangano/  Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano and her author website http://www.nancymangano.com

 

 

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HIGH END GLAMOUR IN A HALTERNECK!

When it comes to fashion garments, necklines have a large impact on the look and style of the clothing. The neckline is the top edge of a garment that surrounds the neck, especially from the front view.  For each garment worn above the waist, the neckline is primarily a style line and may be a boundary for further shaping of the upper edge of the clothing with a collar, cowl, darts or pleats.

One type of neckline that is sexy, sensual and perfect for summer is the halterneck. Halterneck is a style of women’s clothing straps that runs from the front of the garment around the back of the neck, leaving the impression from behind that nothing is holding up the dress or the top.

In addition to tops, blouses and dresses, the halterneck style is used in bathing suits to maximize sun tan exposure on the back, and minimize tan lines. The halterneck style creates the look of a backless dress or top. The neck strap itself can be covered by your hair, leaving the impression from behind that nothing is holding up the garment.

Halterneck Fashion Tip: If a bra is worn with a halterneck, the bra is generally strapless or of halterneck construction itself, to avoid exposing the back straps of a typical bra. For those of you who are fashion fearless, exposing bra straps is a popular trend.

Other Popular Types of Necklines:

  1. Boat Neck – A high, wide, slightly curved neckline.
  2. Deep Necklines – Low necklines in either V, U or square shapes, revealing various amounts of cleavage.
  3. Jewel Neckline – Round and sits at the base of the throat.
  4. Off the Shoulder – The neckline rests low and below the shoulders and collar bone.
  5. One Shoulder Necklines – Asymmetrical necklines that cut across the torso diagonally, exposing one shoulder.
  6. Polo Neck – High, close fitting collars that wrap around the neck (turtlenecks).
  7. Scoop Neck – Curved shaped Us, with the arms of the U hanging on the shoulders.
  8. Square Neck – Three linear edges, with the bottom edge meeting the side edges at a right angle.
  9. V-Neck – Two diagonal lines from the shoulders meet on the chest, creating a V shape.

For a cool, chic neckline that passes the hot summer weather test, the halterneck is truly  the best!

Neckline Fun Fact: The shape of your necklines can be modified in many ways, by adding a collar, scarf, overlaying the neckline with another fabric or decorating the edges with picots, ruffles or fringe. The neckline can be a sharp edge of fabric or a more gentle cowl, and can be accentuated by patterns in the material itself.

For summer and beach wear, a halter top is incredibly popular. A halter top is a sleeveless shirt similar to a tank top, but with the straps being tied behind the neck as opposed to the straps going over the shoulders, like spaghetti straps. In another style of the halter top, there is only a narrow strap behind the neck and a narrow strap behind the middle of the back, so that the top is predominantly backless. This design resembles many bikini tops, although the halter top covers the chest more and may cover all of the abdomen.

High end glamour in a halterneck!

“Your evening gown is simply divine. You’re ready to hit the town.”

“I love the halter neckline and tight fit. The best fashion style around.”

“The halterneck works on garments that are casual or extremely elegant.”

“Yes. A true glamour girl can never go wrong in a gorgeous halterneck outfit.”

“The backless look and bare shoulders are a true fashion win.”

“Halternecks provide high end glamour no matter what garment you’re in.”

Halterneck: Always cool, always chic, always an eye candy fashion treat!

Nancy Mangano is an American beauty/fashion/style influencer, fashion journalist, screenwriter and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series. Visit Nancy on her global online fashion/style/beauty magazine Strutting in Style! at http://www.struttinginstyle.com, her Facebook page Nancy Mangano at  https://www.facebook.com/nancymmangano/  Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano and her author website http://www.nancymangano.com

 

 

 

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WIN THE FASHION GAME IN UNIQUE JEWELRY FROM LIZZY JAMES!

All fashion divas and the not so fashion faddish agree on one thing…jewelry and accessories are exquisite, gorgeous, stylish and fun. Jewelry can turn a casual outfit into a dressy masterpiece and take an elegant outfit to a higher level for a night on the town or a “dressed to the nines” occasion. Whether it’s necklaces, rings, earrings or bracelets, solid or jeweled jewelry can truly make or break an outfit.

Win the fashion game in unique jewelry from Lizzy James! (https://www.lizzyjames.com)

Lizzy James online jewelry provides unique artisan jewelry, including the original wrap bracelet. Wrap bracelets are attractive, appealing and fun! With a collection of stylish, versatile pieces, Lizzy James offers an assortment that includes bracelets, necklace/bracelets, chokers, earrings, rings, anklets and accessories. With 50 leather color options to choose from, such as black, bronze, Moroccan red, pink, juniper, berry, gold, silver, yellow and more, you can adorn your gorgeous, stylish self in Lizzy James jewelry galore.

 

All Lizzy James pieces are carefully handcrafted by local artisans and are made in the United States of America. In addition to all the striking jewelry pieces available, numerous charms can be added to personalize your jewelry selections and make them unique to you. Create your own signature style!

Jewelry Fun Fact: The word ‘jewelry” is derived from the word ‘jewel’. Exquisite gems and jewels have long been a sign of status and wealth in many cultures. Gemstones and similar materials used to make jewelry include amber, coral, beads, shells, metals and charms. Decorate and adorn your body with Lizzy James wrap bracelets as stunning ornaments for your arms.

In addition to bracelets, Lizzy James offers handmade bracelet/necklaces that are 2 looks in 1 piece. Sweet – a real jewelry treat!

Get on the jewelry glitz and glam bandwagon by visiting Lizzy James at https://www.lizzyjames.com and join the glamour girl jewelry invasion for all of your occasions.

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Nancy Mangano is an American beauty/fashion/style influencer, fashion journalist, screenwriter and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series. Visit Nancy on her global online fashion/style/beauty magazine Strutting in Style! at http://www.struttinginstyle.com, her Facebook page Nancy Mangano at  https://www.facebook.com/nancymmangano/  Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano and her author website http://www.nancymangano.com

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RELEASE YOUR INNER ROAR IN ANIMAL PRINTS!

Faux animal prints in clothing and fashion is making a roaring comeback in the 2018 summer/fall collections. Animal print clothing is made to resemble the pattern of the skin and fur of an animal such as a leopard, cheetah, zebra, tiger, spotted hyena, striped hyena, giraffe and monkey. The three most popular animal prints in fashion are the zebra, tiger and leopard.

In addition to clothing, trendy, fierce, feisty animal prints look fantastic on handbags, footwear and accessories.

 

A major difference between animal prints and fur clothing is that animal prints generally use fake fur instead of actual animal coat.

Animal prints have long been a popular garment in the fashion world. Animal prints generally exude a certain style, appearing expensive and exotic looking, hence they are a symbol of wealth and status. Throughout history, kings and other high people have used animal print rugs and such as a sign of status.

Animal prints became extremely popular for women in the United States in the 1960s during the Bohemian movement.

Grrr…unleash your inner animal!

Release your inner roar in animal prints!

Animal print clothing is sexy, fierce and fun. Much like animals, the print even looks sleek and fast. If you want to be noticed in a crowd, dress in animal prints and your inner roar will be heard out loud!

 

Animal Print Fun Fact: In addition to clothing, animal prints may also refer to artwork of animals printed on canvas or paper. The art prints may replicate the same skin or fur pattern found on the animal, but a flat photographic representation printed on artistic media, such as wall decorations. Art prints are commonly used for other decorations, including rugs, wallpaper and painted surfaces.

So many animals, so many animal prints. Wrap yourself in the attractive appeal of animal fashion and step out in animal fashion passion!

Slink down the runway or slink down the street with animal print clothing on your body and your feet!

“That leopard jacket you are wearing is striking to my eyes.”

“Perhaps you can wear it sometime. You look about my size.”

“I’d truly like to have one of my own. I’ll wear it with my leopard dress.”

“You have a leopard dress? With your fashion taste I’m truly impressed.”

“I adore animal prints of all kinds on all types of clothes.”

“I’ll get me a tiger striped skirt with matching tiger striped hose.”

Animal Prints: Unleash your inner animal in animal prints galore. You’ll be roaring for more!

Nancy Mangano is an American beauty/fashion/style influencer, fashion journalist, screenwriter and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series. Visit Nancy on her global online fashion/style/beauty magazine Strutting in Style! at http://www.struttinginstyle.com, her Facebook page Nancy Mangano at https://www.facebook.com/nancymmangano/ Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano and her author website http://www.nancymangano.com

 

 

 

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NANCY MANGANO RECEIVES THE 2018 BEST OF ANAHEIM AWARD AND SPECIAL HALL OF FAME INDUCTION!

The City of Anaheim Review Board has selected and presented Author and Fashion Journalist Nancy Mangano as the recipient of the 2018 Best of Anaheim Award for four consecutive years. This award includes a special four consecutive year induction into the City of Anaheim, California Business Hall of Fame. Thank you to the City of Anaheim and the Anaheim Awards Program for this much appreciated recognition!

Nancy Mangano is an American beauty/fashion/style influencer, fashion journalist, screenwriter and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series. Visit Nancy on her global online fashion/style/beauty magazine Strutting in Style! at http://www.struttinginstyle.com, her Facebook page Nancy Mangano at  https://www.facebook.com/nancymmangano/  Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano and her author website http://www.nancymangano.com

 

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HOW TO PULL OFF YOUR ULTIMATE GLAMOUR GOALS!

However you personally define glamour, most people think of glamour as an appearance of enhanced attractiveness, most notably relating to fashion and style. Glamour is revered worldwide, as is evidenced by red carpet events, celebrity followings, fashion shows, beauty pageants and the media. Whether you are someone who enjoys glamming up with clothing, makeup, hairstyles, etc., or someone who prefers a more natural, dressed down look, everyone should strive each day to look and feel their best. Feeling and looking great can help you deal with the stress and busyness of everyday life while keeping a smile on your face.

The best way to pull off your ultimate glamour goals is by making a list of the daily efforts it will take to maintain your personal style of glamour. Although it will require effort at the start, if you stick to your goals they will eventually become something you fit willingly into your daily grooming routine.

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Ways to Achieve Your Daily Ultimate Glamour Goals:

• Develop a Healthy Skin Care Routine: By taking good care of your skin and maintaining a glowing, healthy complexion, you will face each day with confidence and a smile on your face. Wash your face daily and then apply a moisturizer/sunscreen.

• Exercise: Even if you aren’t able to fit in yoga, jogging or calisthenics on a daily basis, you can choose to walk, take the stairs if available, or do something that requires movement. You’ll not only look better but you’ll feel better also.

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• Present Your Own Unique Fashion/Style: Do you have clothes that you relish wearing, even if you feel they are too dressy? Do you love experimenting with makeup in ways that work best for you? Then by all means, fill your closet with garments that make you look and feel good and wear the makeup that makes you feel like a va va voom vixen. Dress for yourself and you’ll elevate your mood!

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• Hairstyle: We all love our hair. The way we wear our hair, from our color choice to our length and style preference, our hair matters. Face each day with your hair worn and styled your own signature way. Straight or curly, short or long and girly, have fun with your hair!

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• Nail Care: You’ll definitely want to take daily care of your hands and feet. A good way to ensure you keep your hands and feet soft is by applying lotion or petroleum jelly after showering. Also, pamper yourself with occasional manicures and pedicures, or do them yourself at home. Paint your fingernails and toenails to highlight your gorgeous hands and feet.

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• Maintain a Healthy Diet and Get Good Sleep: Everyone has days where they need fast food or a piece of chocolate cake. Sleep? It’s not always easy to get your 7 or 8 hours a night as recommended. However, for the most part, by eating healthy, nutritious food and getting good rest you can help ensure you’ll look and feel your best, with enough strength and vitality to stay glamorous all day.

It is easy to pull off your ultimate glamour goals, it merely takes discipline and desire. By making your grooming routine a priority, selecting your signature fashion sense and facing each day with confidence, you’ll be a walking advertisement for health, glitz and glam!

For those of you that prefer to leave your glitz and glam makeovers to the professionals, why not book a day of catering and pampering with a Mobile Styles on demand health and beauty expert? Mobile Styles pros will travel to you, and you can select the stylist of your choice. Think of Mobile Styles as the “Uber” of beauty and they’ll make you into a Rolls Royce of glamour and style! Use promo code lookbook18nm and receive a $50.00 discount when you schedule your first session.

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Be a true glamour girl everyday in your own personal, signature way!

Nancy Mangano is an American beauty/fashion/style influencer, fashion journalist, screenwriter and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series. Visit Nancy on her global online fashion/style/beauty magazine Strutting in Style! at http://www.struttinginstyle.com, her Facebook page Nancy Mangano at  https://www.facebook.com/nancymmangano/  Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano and her author website http://www.nancymangano.com

 

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NATURAL WAYS TO GROW NATURALLY LONG EYELASHES!

Long, beautiful eyelashes can definitely make you stand out in a crowd. When your lustrous lashes are real, as opposed to fake eyelashes or eyelash extensions, your eyes will be noticed with or without eye makeup. There is something about long eyelashes that looks absolutely lovely. Dark, full eyebrows and long, thick eyelashes bring out the true allure of your face.

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Long, voluptuous eyelashes are a symbol of natural beauty and are an asset to any face. If you prefer extended, natural eyelashes there are easy, inexpensive ways to grow out your own enchanting lashes. Just like the hair on your head, your eyelashes and eyebrows need nourishment to grow and ensure that your vixen lashes remain extended and eye catching.

Bat your eyes for the good news! There are ways to grow thicker, longer, stronger and healthier natural eyelashes!

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Natural Ways to Grow Long Eyelashes:

1. Use a lash lengthening gel underneath your mascara. Some lengthening gels not only grow and lengthen your own lashes, but the gel also conditions and protects your eyelashes, making your lashes stronger.
2. Apply olive oil or castor oil to your eyelashes before you go to bed. Rub the oil between your thumb and finger, then pat the oil onto your eyelashes, or use a clean mascara brush to apply.
3. Apply petroleum jelly to your eyelashes. Let the petroleum jelly sink into your lashes overnight, then wash the jelly off in the morning.
4. Avoid eyelash curlers! Eyelash curlers have a tendency to pull out and/or break your eyelashes, especially if you use the curler on lashes coated with mascara.
5. Eat a nutritious, well balanced diet high in B vitamins and protein. Your eyelashes need to be fed a healthy diet to grow thick and full, just like the hair on your head.
6. Glycerin and egg whites mixed with castor oil, applied to your eyelashes, feeds and strengthens your lashes.
7. Invest in a good eye makeup remover that allows for your mascara to come off easily, where you don’t have to scrub or tug at your lashes.

Once you’ve grown your eyelashes to a lovely length, why not book a pamper session with a Mobile Styles health and beauty expert? Treat yourself to a complete makeover that will make your entire face shine and glow as you go through your busy day.

In order to ensure that your natural, long eyelashes stand out even more, apply two coats of black mascara and watch your pretty peepers come to life. Long, dark, thick eyelashes do wonders for highlighting your face. I say that if I could only wear one cosmetic my choice would be mascara (with lipstick a close second)! The first thing people notice when they look at your face is your eyes. Long, mascara coated eyelashes help beautify and enlarge the size of your eyes. Sheer glamour!

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Where did you get those eyes? Your natural, lustrous, long eyelashes truly hypnotize!

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Lovely, long eyelashes are the bomb! Natural ways to grow eyelashes that are lengthy, lustrous and strong.

Nancy Mangano is an American beauty/fashion/style influencer, fashion journalist, screenwriter and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series. Visit Nancy on her global online fashion/style/beauty magazine Strutting in Style! at http://www.struttinginstyle.com, her Facebook page Nancy Mangano at  https://www.facebook.com/nancymmangano/  Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano and her author website http://www.nancymangano.com

 

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THE 5 MOST IMPORTANT STEPS OF YOUR SKIN CARE ROUTINE!

Oh how we all wish we could adore the skin that we’re in: blemish free, soft and smooth with a healthy, happy glow. I’m thrilled to say it can be so. By eating a healthy diet, drinking plenty of water and protecting and nurturing your skin with the right products and daily skin care routine, you truly can love the skin that you’re in.

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Skin care can seem overwhelming with so many serums, products and brands on the market that promise radiant, wrinkle free, younger and blemish free skin. What’s a glamour girl or guy to do when you walk down the store aisles and you see so many lotions, moisturizers and soaps standing out at you?

Your basic skin care can be simple with great results by using 5 essential products to help you relish the skin that you’re in!

The 5 Most Important Steps of Your Skin Care Routine:

• Facial Cleanser: Facial cleansers will clean your skin, and are easier and more gentle on your skin than soap. When cleansing, start at the bottom of your face and work your way up to stimulate the skin and open the pores. Rinse with warm water and pat dry with a towel.

• Skin Toner: A strong skin toner works wonders for a healthy skin care routine. Toners close pores, remove traces of built up oils and help seal in moisture.

• Moisturizers/Oils: Once your face is fresh and clean, you’ll want to prevent dryness by applying a moisturizer or facial oil. Dry skin leads to premature aging, clogged pores and dull looking skin. Oils help to moderate your skin’s oil production as opposed to making oily skin oilier.

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• Facial Masks: Although you don’t need to use a facial mask everyday, once a week is a grand idea to help firm and cleanse your skin. All beauty supply stores carry face masks geared for different skin types (dry, normal, oily, combination) and skin conditions (deep-pore, mid-pore and topical). Cream, clay and mud masks are very popular and can either be wiped off or peeled off when your mask treatment is complete.

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• Clean, Soft Makeup Brushes: Once your skin care routine is finished for the evening or morning and it’s makeup time, you’ll likely want to brush a light dose of translucent powder over your face to give you a healthy, radiant, lasting glow. Always use soft, clean brushes to keep your pristine skin care routine at its best.

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After only a few weeks of sticking to your healthy skin care routine, your face will thank you. You’ll not only feel shiny clean, but your face will appear smoother, younger and more supple. You’ll definitely look like a happy, healthy, blemish free skin king or queen!

Download the Mobile Styles on demand health and beauty app on your phone to book an appointment with a professional beauty expert who will help you set up your own unique skin care routine. Use promo code lookbook18nm when you book your first appointment and receive a $50.00 discount off your session. Even better, Mobile Styles professionals travel directly to you so there’s no reason to put it off any longer. Your skin demands it and deserves it.

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5 sure skin care steps to ensure clean, shiny, stunning skin.

Nancy Mangano is an American beauty/fashion/style influencer, fashion journalist, screenwriter and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series. Visit Nancy on her global online fashion/style/beauty magazine Strutting in Style! at http://www.struttinginstyle.com, her Facebook page Nancy Mangano at  https://www.facebook.com/nancymmangano/  Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano and her author website http://www.nancymangano.com

 

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A MOBILE STYLES MASSAGE TO MELT YOUR CARES AWAY!

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Massages are a wonderful, luxurious way to help you unwind, relax and melt your cares away. Massage techniques are commonly applied with hands, fingers, elbows, knees, forearms, feet or a device. Massages work by acting on the body with pressure, helping in the treatment of relieving body stress and pain. In a professional or salon setting, clients are treated while laying on a massage table, sitting in a massage chair or laying on a floor mat. If you are lapping up the luxury of a massage in your own home, a bed or the floor works wonders.

For those of you that relish a magnificent massage by an expert, yet prefer to be rubbed and oiled in the privacy of your own home, enter a Mobile Styles on demand health and beauty masseuse. Simply download the Mobile Styles app on your phone or visit their website at http://www.mobilestyles.com to book an appointment with an expert massage therapist who will rub and massage you the right way! Goodbye stress; hello happiness!

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Did you know that massages became increasingly popular in the United States in the middle part of the 19th century based on techniques that were developed in Sweden? In 2015, research estimates that massage therapy was a $12 billion dollar industry. Yes, the health and beauty business is revered worldwide.

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How to Give a Professional or At Home Massage:

1. Use your body weight so you don’t get tired. A good massage has to do with your positioning, being less about your grip and more about your stance.
2. Oils, Oils, Oils. To prevent uncomfortable friction and help your hands glide easily, use body lotion, body oil or a little bit of olive oil. Use the oils on your own hands and warm them up before massaging them into the body.
3. Avoid pinching or grabbing muscles. You can prevent this by keeping your fingers together and using your whole hand in the massage.Think sculpting and use the same technique.
4. Massage the neck and the shoulders. Make a soft, loose fist and use the base of your hand to apply pressure on the right shoulder, up the side of the neck, then back down. Repeat on the left side.
5. Massage the back. With the base of your hand and the pads of your thumbs, rub circles up and down the spine to warm up the muscles. Then use a kneading motion with your entire hand to gently squeeze and knead the muscles along the spine.

Wow, my heavenly Mobile Styles massage feels simply divine!

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Lay down, relax and enjoy a masterful massage by a pro. We all carry the burdens, demands and daily stresses of life along with us and sometimes you need to let them all go.

Use promo code lookbook18nm when booking your first Mobile Styles massage and receive a $50.00 discount.

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You deserve a break today. Treat yourself to a Mobile Styles professional massage to melt your cares away.

Nancy Mangano is an American beauty/fashion/style influencer, fashion journalist, screenwriter and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series. Visit Nancy on her global online fashion/style/beauty magazine Strutting in Style! at http://www.struttinginstyle.com, her Facebook page Nancy Mangano at  https://www.facebook.com/nancymmangano/  Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano and her author website http://www.nancymangano.com

 

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10 ESSENTIAL ITEMS TO CARRY IN YOUR BEACH BAG!

Summer time is here and most of us are probably incredibly happy to see this fun, sunshine filled season smile down on us. Summer is three months of vacations, beaches, parties, sand, surf, sun and fun. Long, luxurious, glorious days to be savored and enjoyed by everyone.

While going to the beach is a treat, it does take a bit of packing beforehand, even if you are only going for one day. Once your feet sink into the glorious sand you’ll want to stay awhile, and the sun’s rays and the sometimes humid air at the beach calls for extra pampering and care to avoid burning and dry skin. Oh, but even amidst these hazards, the thrill of spending time at the beach makes a little burn or hair frizz well worth it.

10 Essential Items You Need to Pack in Your Beach Bag:

• Towel: You may even want to pack two towels, one to lay out on and one to dry off on. A large sized beach towel is a must to protect you from the hot sand.

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• Sunglasses: Those strong, hot rays of sunshine may feel fabulous, but your eyes will thank you if you slip on a great pair of sunglasses. No squinting!

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• Flip Flops: Even if you prefer to go barefoot in the sand, you’ll need something for your feet when you walk to and from your car, strut down the strand to eat or shop, or if the sand is simply too hot.

• Sunscreen: No matter your skin type (light, medium, dark) we all know the harsh sun can dry out our skin and/or lead to skin cancer. Always wear your sunscreen.

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• Body Lotion or Suntan Oil: Make sure that throughout the day you keep your skin soft and supple to protect from the harsh rays of the sun.

• Hydrating After Sun Spray: At the end of your beach day, apply a hydrating after sun spray made with cocoa butter and oils to help moisturize and restore dry and sun damaged skin.

• Lip Balm or Lip Gloss: The sun can also burn and dry out your lips, so keep your lips well coated and protected with lip balm or a clear lip gloss.

• Books: Even if you think you’ll spend all day in the water, you may decide to relax on your towel and soak up some sun. A good book passes time and intrigues everyone.

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• Go Pro Camera: For all the adventurous underwater guys and gals, body surfing while taking pictures with a Go Pro camera is the bomb!

• Frisbee: You might want to put down your iPhone for awhile and toss a frisbee. Sometimes your inner child just needs to play awhile. If you’re at a dog beach, bring your pooch along. Dogs need their playtime too.

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These are 10 essential items you should carry in your beach bag to ensure your time in the sand and the sun is humongous fun. While you’re at it, why not bring along a beach ball? Fun for you alone or the entire family, one and all! This picture just shouts joy!

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Splurge on yourself with a playful day or week at the beach, rejuvenate your body and mind and take some time out to just enjoy everyday life. Time in the sun equals pure festive fun!

Take your pamper time a step beyond and use Mobile Styles to continue your restful vacation. Once you’re tanned and refreshed, a Mobile Styles on demand health and beauty professional will make you look gorgeous. Whether you prefer a great hairstyle, nail art, a facial or a complete beauty makeover, download the Mobile Styles app on your phone and let them turn you into a full fledged glamour guy or gal! Everyone wants to look and feel their very best and a Mobile Styles expert will pass the beauty test.

Enter promo code lookbook18nm when you book your first appointment and receive a $50.00 discount.

To learn more about Mobile Styles visit their website at http://www.mobilestyles.com and follow Mobile Styles on Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat.

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What you pack in your beach bag can make or break your day in the sun. 10 essential items that should be carried in your beach bag by everyone.

Nancy Mangano is an American beauty/fashion/style influencer, fashion journalist, screenwriter and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series. Visit Nancy on her global online fashion/style/beauty magazine Strutting in Style! at http://www.struttinginstyle.com, her Facebook page Nancy Mangano at  https://www.facebook.com/nancymmangano/  Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano and her author website http://www.nancymangano.com

 

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