HOW TO ENHANCE AND SCULPT THE NATURAL SHAPE OF YOUR FACE!

Contour, contour, contour!

It’s a word we hear often relating to makeup procedures, but what exactly is contouring? Contouring is a makeup technique that uses cosmetics to define, enhance and sculpt the structure of the face, or other body parts, such as the breasts.

The definition of contouring as a noun: An outline, especially one representing or bounding the shape or form of something.

The definition of contouring as a verb: To mold into a specific shape, typically one designed to fit into something else. Mark (a map or a diagram) with contour lines.

Contouring Fun Fact: Contouring is usually produced by placing a warm or cool toned color that is one or two shades darker than your skin color in areas such as the hollows of the cheeks, on the side of the nose, and on the temples, to give a shadow and slimming effect. Contouring can be complemented with a highlighter that is one or two shades lighter than your skin color on areas of the face that are more prominent, such as on the apples on the cheeks and the tip of the nose or the t-zone.

In the 16th century, contouring started with stage actors. In Elizabethan England, stage actors would apply chalk and soot to their faces to help audience members read their facial expressions.

Express and sculpt your face to perfection when you follow perfect contouring directions!

How to Perform Flawless Contouring Fast and Easy:

  1. Makeup Products Needed:  Either your normal powder or cream base foundation and two foundation sticks (one stick should be one or two shades darker than you skin tone; one stick should be one or two shades lighter than your skin tone).
  2. Apply your base foundation to even out your skin.
  3. Map Your Face: Using the darker foundation stick, trace your temples. Bring out your cheekbones by finding the hollow part, by placing your fingers on the sides of your face, and where you feel the dip underneath the cheekbone, place the foundation pigment just above this area. With the nose, go a bit narrower at the tip, or you can carry the foundation stick into the brow to add length or width.
  4. Blend, Blend, Blend: Take a damp beauty blender and tap over the area of the contour color, merging it into your base foundation. Tap in small, circular motions, using the bigger, rounded end of the beauty blender.
  5. Get Lit: Concentrate the lighter foundation stick underneath your eyes. You can also add lighter foundation in the center of the forehead, the chin and the bridge of the nose. Blend with a damp beauty blender.
  6. Powder Dust: With a fluffy brush, dust the entire face with loose powder. Translucent powder works best for securing a cream foundation

That’s how you sharpen and sculpt parts of your face: a sure fire win for any shaped face!

Contouring Fun Fact: In the 1920s and 1930s, face contouring could be seen in the film world. Marlene Dietrich would contour her face for her movies. She would accentuate the natural lines of her face with shading and sculpting. In the 1950s, a time of Old Hollywood glamour, actresses such as Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor subtly contoured and shaded their facial features.

How to enhance and sculpt the natural shape of your face!

Contouring Fun Fact: In the 2000s, the practice of “body contouring” – the application of contouring other parts of the body than the face, such as shinbones and breasts – became more widely noticed as a result of the increasing number of images of celebrities appearing in social media.

Contouring Fun Fact: In 1934, makeup artist Max Factor was famous for applying makeup for stage actors. He added shading to the face so that the face wouldn’t appear flat on film. In 1945, he released the first tutorial on how to contour the face, noting various face shapes.

In 1944, Ben Nye, a famous makeup artist, did the makeup for characters in the movies “Gone with the Wind” and “Planet of the Apes”. He then created his own cosmetics line.

Even if you don’t have your own line of makeup, you can highlight and contour your face to professional makeup artist perfection! Sheer sculpting heaven!

Contour the shape of your face to a sculpting level that will take first place!

“Your face is absolutely gorgeous: your prominent nose and your high cheekbones!”

“Yes, put a jeweled crown on your head and you should be sitting on a throne!”

“Are your high cheekbones natural or did you contour your face quite well?”

“A glamour girl never shares her true beauty secrets…she’ll never kiss and tell.”

“Whether your sculpted face is natural or you used contouring help…divine!”

“The best part of it all is that this ideally sculpted face is one-hundred percent all mine!”

Contouring 101: Chiseled cheekbones, an amazing jawline and exquisite facial bone structure! Sculpt your face however you prefer!

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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PERFECT EYE SHADOW AND LIPSTICK COLOR COMBOS TO CURE THE MAKEUP WOES!

Some days you look in the mirror and you feel your face just needs a change. Nothing permanent, nothing drastic. Simply a different look. The cure? Change up the colors of your normal makeup routine.

When you look at someone’s face, you notice the eyes first and then the lips. Or, you see an overall look that stands out. In order that your face looks inviting, symmetrical and appealing, there are certain shades of eye shadows that match and complement your lipstick colors beautifully!

I would like to share my ideal eye shadow and lipstick color combinations that I feel best brings out the fine features of your face!

Perfect Eye Shadow and Lipstick Color Combinations for a Flawless, Fantastic Face:

  1. Blue eye shadows and pink lipsticks/lip glosses
  2. Brown eye shadows and coral/orange lipsticks/lip glosses
  3. Purple eye shadows and purple/lavender lipsticks/lip glosses
  4. Green eye shadows and nude lipsticks/lip glosses
  5. Gold eye shadows and red lipsticks/lip glosses

Cosmetics have been around for thousands of years. Egyptian men and women used makeup to enhance their appearance. They were very fond of eyeliner and eye shadows in dark colors including blue, red and black. Ancient Sumerian men and women were possibly the first to invent and wear lipstick, about 5,000 years ago.

Eye Shadow Fun Fact: Eye shadow is a cosmetic that is applied on the eyelids and under the eyebrows. Eye shadow is commonly used to make the wearer’s eyes stand out and look more attractive. Eye shadow can add depth and dimension to one’s eyes, complement the eye color, make one’s eyes appear larger, or simply draw attention to the eyes. Eye shadow comes in many different colors and textures and is usually made from a powder and mica, but can also be found in liquid, pencil, cream and mousse form.

Lipstick Fun Fact: Lipstick is a cosmetic product containing pigments, oils, waxes and emollients that apply color, texture and protection to the lips. Many colors and types of lipstick exist. As with most other types of makeup, lipstick is typically, but not exclusively, worn by women. Some lipsticks are also lip balms, to add color and hydration.

For a lipstick that looks dry and sultry, go with a matte lipstick. For lips that shimmer and shine with a wet look, go with a lip gloss.

Eye shadow can be applied in a wide variety of ways, depending upon the desired look and formulation. Typically application is done using fingers and brushes. Lipstick is generally applied with a brush or through a tube.

Color Fun Fact: There is no denying that colors on the face bring out warmth, beauty, and simply radiate. Color is the characteristic of human visual perception described through color categories, with names such as red, blue, yellow, green, orange and purple. This perception of color derives from the stimulation of cone cells in the human eye by electromagnetic radiation in the spectrum of light. Color categories and physical specifications of color are associated with objects through the wavelength of the light that is reflected from them. This reflection is governed by the object’s physical properties such as light absorption, emission spectra, etc.

Cosmetics Fun Fact: In the United States, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which regulates cosmetics, defines cosmetics as “intended to be applied to the human body for cleansing, beautifying, promoting attractiveness, or altering the appearance without affecting the body’s structure or functions.” This broad definition includes any material intended for use as a component of a cosmetic/makeup product. The FDA specifically excludes soap from this category.

Perfect eye shadow and lipstick color combos to cure the makeup woes!

Eye Shadow Fun Fact: Many people use eye shadow simply to improve their appearance, but it is also commonly used in theatre and plays, to create a memorable look, with bright colors. Depending on skin tone and experience, the effect of eye shadow usually brings out glamour and gains attention. Common ingredients in eye shadows consist of talc, mica, sericite, magnesium stearate, colorants and preservatives.

Lipstick Fun Fact: Throughout the early 20th century, lipstick came in a limited number of shades. Dark red was one of the most popular shades throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. In the early 1930s, Elizabeth Arden began to introduce different lipstick colors. She inspired other companies to create a variety of lipstick shades. By the 1970s, a number of cosmetic companies introduced lipsticks in more unusual colors such as light blue, frosted lime green and silver sparked navy blue. Black lipsticks became popular in the late 1970s and into the 1990s. Today? You can typically find most any color of your choice at cosmetic lipstick counters!

In addition to eye shadows and lipsticks, common cosmetics include mascara, eyeliner, foundation, blush/rouge, skin cleansers, skin lotions, shampoo, hairstyling products (gel, hair spray, etc.) perfume and cologne.

Women and all true fashion divas love their makeup! Make no mistake about it! Makeup creates the ‘wow factor’, a definite hit!

No matter the color of your eyes, the shape or the size, decorating your eyes with blue, green, brown, gold or purple eye shadow looks “the bomb.” Then go with orange, red, pink, purple or nude lipsticks, depending on the color of eye shadow that you have on!

“Your glittery gold eye shadow and your burgundy lips look striking and hot.”

“If you’re going to suggest I change up my favorite color scheme I would suggest not.”

“You look magnificent, but blue eye shadow and pink lips are a color combo I adore.”

“Those two colors of makeup certainly go together well, of that I am sure.”

“I understand why you stick with golds and reds. A sexy vixen, a screen siren!”

“I look prime in all color combinations…in all makeup shades that I put on!”

Ideal Eye Shadow and Lipstick Color Combinations: Look fantastic in whatever color scheme that you choose! Your own signature color combinations are what rules!

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/Nancy-Mangano-362187023895846/ Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano and her author website http://www.nancymangano.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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EXPRESS YOUR PASSION FOR FASHION IN PLEASING, DRESSY PANTSUITS!

We hear the term fashion so frequently, but what exactly is fashion? Fashion can be described as a popular style or practice, especially in clothing, footwear, accessories, makeup, body or furniture. Fashion is a distinctive and often constant trend in the style in which a person dresses. It is the prevailing styles in behavior and the newest creations of textile designers. Although aspects of fashion can be feminine or masculine, some trends are androgynous.

One item of fashion that stands the test of time is the ever comfortable, ever attractive pantsuit. A pantsuit, also known as a trouser suit outside the United States, is a woman’s suit of clothing consisting of pants and a matching or coordinating jacket, coat or blazer.

  

Pantsuit Fun Fact: Formerly, the prevailing fashion for women included some form of a coat, paired with a skirt or a dress – hence the name pantsuit. The pantsuit was introduced in the 1920s, when a small number of women adopted a masculine style, including pantsuits, hats, canes and monocles. Pantsuits had been used in Britain during the First World War, with reference to women working in heavy industry.

The notion of a global fashion industry is a product of the modern age. Prior to the mid-19th century, most clothing was custom made. It was homemade for individuals, either as home production or on order from dressmakers and tailors. By the beginning of the 20th century – with the rise of new technologies such as the sewing machine, the development of the factory system of production and the growth of retail outlets such as department stores – clothing had increasingly come to be mass produced in standard sizes at fixed prices.

Nancy Mangano’s Pantsuit Fashion Tip: For all you fashion divas who adore wearing flats, I feel the pantsuit is one item of dress where you must wear a high heel to accent the pantsuit well. The heel can be in the form of ankle boots or other boots, pumps, stilettos or wedges. But in order to carry a dressy pantsuit off well, your heels shouldn’t be flat to the ground!

Express your passion for fashion in pleasing, dressy pantsuits!

Pantsuit Fun Fact: During the 1960s pantsuits for women became increasingly widespread. Designers such as Foale and Tuffin in London and Luba Marks in the United States were early promoters of the pantsuit. In 1966, Yves Saint-Laurent introduced his ‘Le Smoking’, an evening pantsuit for women that mimicked a man’s tuxedo. In 1967, Lady Chichester, wife of the navigator Sir Francis Chichester, wore a pantsuit when her husband was publicly knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.

Fashion Trend Influences:

  1. Political Influences
  2. Economical Influences
  3. Social Influences
  4. Technological Influences

Pantsuit Fun Fact: Pantsuits at one time were deemed inappropriate for women’s wear. Until 1933, women weren’t permitted to wear pantsuits (or pants of any kind) on the United States Senate floor. In 1933, Senators Barbara Mikulski and Carol Moseley Braun wore pants onto the floor in defiance of the rule, and the female support staff followed, with the rule being amended later that year by Senate Sergeant-at-Arms Martha Pope. This amendment allowed women to wear pants on the floor as long as they also wore a jacket, thus allowing pantsuits.

What United States political woman has become known for her trademark pantsuits? That would be Hillary Clinton.

Whether you break fashion rules or make fashion rules…there really are no set in stone fashion rules. Wear what you want when you want…in whatever makes you feel comfortable and confident.

The Fashion Industry Consists of Four Levels:

  1. The production of raw materials, principally fibers and textiles, but also leather and fur.
  2. The production of fashion goods by designers, manufacturers, contractors and others.
  3. Retail sales.
  4. Various forms of advertising and promotion.

These four levels consist of many separate but interdependent sectors. These sectors are:

  1. Textile Designs
  2. Production
  3. Fashion Design
  4. Manufacturing
  5. Fashion Retailing
  6. Marketing
  7. Merchandising
  8. Fashion Shows
  9. Media

These sectors are devoted to the goal of satisfying consumer demand for apparel under conditions that enable participants in the industry to operate at a profit.

Although the fashion industry developed first in Europe and America, as of 2015, the fashion industry is an international and highly globalized industry, with clothing often designed in one country, manufactured in another country, and sold worldwide. For example, an American fashion company might source the fabric in China and have the clothes manufactured in Vietnam, finished in Italy and shipped to a warehouse in the United States for distribution to retail outlets internationally.

There is no doubt about it, the fashion industry is big clothes, big business and big bucks all around the world. People love their style, fashion, glamour and look!

The four major current fashion capitals are acknowledged to be Paris, Milan, New York City and London. In recent years, Asian fashion has become increasingly significant in local and global markets. Countries such as Japan, India and Pakistan have traditionally had large textile industries, which have often been drawn upon by Western designers. Asian clothing styles have gained great influence based on their own design.

If you want to look smashing and pull off a major fashion hoot, may I suggest you doll yourself up in a fabulous, fantastic, fashionable pantsuit? Even dressed in durable, affordable pantsuits, you’ll look like you spent major loot!

“Although I know that you have lovely legs, your legs look great even covered by pants.”

“I adore wearing elegant pantsuits. They look wonderful whether I’m going shopping or out to dance.”

“The cut of you blazer accents the slender style of the pant leg. I love the bottom flare.”

“And my pantsuit sets off my major appeal, no matter how I wear my hair.”

“Yes. Whether your hair hangs long and straight or up in a bun, you look simply divine.”

“I pull off my signature pantsuit look. I’ve developed a style of dress that makes it all mine!”

Pantsuit: Let’s give a nod to the pantsuit whether traditional, casual, dressy or mod! Pantsuits look sensational on any female bod!

Nancy Mangano is an American fashion journalist, fashion/beauty/style influencer, screenwriter and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series, A Passion for Prying, Murder Can Be Messy and Deadly Decisions – A Natalie North Novel. Visit Nancy on her author website http://www.nancymangano.com, Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano, her fashion magazine Strutting in Style! at http://www.struttinginstyle.com, and her Facebook fan page Nancy Mangano https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nancy-Mangano/362187023895846

                                                                                                                             

 

 

                                                                                                                             

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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BOHO CHIC: A TRENDING LOOK THAT WORKS ANY DAY OF THE WEEK!

Boho Chic is a style of fashion that draws strong on bohemian (applied to people who live unconventional, artistic lives) and hippie influences. The boho chic mode of dress has become popular in mainstream culture since the early 1990s, and although appearing to wane from time to time, has repeatedly resurfaced in varying guises. Many elements of boho chic came into fashion in the late 1960s. Flower power, flower child, flower festive!

Boho Chic can consist of layered apparel, ruffly floral skirts, boots, floppy hats, flowing materials, giving off a look of bohemian, nomadic, spirited, gypsy, sexy, youthful and delightful! Fun, flowery style!

Boho Chic Fun Fact: Boho is an abbreviation of Bohemian Homeless, self descriptive of the style. The word ‘chic’ was borrowed from the French in the late 19th century and has come to mean stylish or elegant.

The boho look, which owes much to the hippie styles that developed in the middle to late 1960s, became especially popular at actress Sienna Miller’s appearance at the Glastonbury Festival in 2004, although some of its features were apparent from photographs taken of her in October 2003, and others living in or around the postal district of W10 (North Kensington), an area of London associated with bohemian culture since the mid-1950s.

Influence and Exponents in the Forward Move of the Boho Chic Look:

Many fashionistas attribute the boho chic look to supermodel Kate Moss. In April 2004, the British born fashion writer Plum Sykes was quoted as saying of a lynx mini-top, “Very cool, very bohemian, very Kate Moss-y.” In 2006, Times fashion editor Lisa Armstrong described a plaited leather belt as a “Boho ‘Kate’ Belt.” Actress Sienna Miller carried off the boho chic look that brought it into mainstream: even in the advertisements for Chloe early in 2005, Miller was shown as if casually shopping, while she told Vogue that she had a laid-back approach to grooming, including cutting her own hair.

In 2008 the Sunday Times applied the term “real chic” to a group of “the chicest celebrities”, including Sienna Miller and actresses Julie Christie and Marion Cotillard, who “handle the glare of fame with a large dose of reality”, with Sienna Miller being described as “a professional free spirit who seems to have more fun than anyone else.”

Boho Chic: Free spirit, festive, flared, fashionable fun!

Boho Chic: A trending look that works any day of the week!

The impact of boho chic illustrated certain broader trends in what was referred to as “the way we dress now,” with fashion being increasingly dictated not by fashion houses, but by the “famous and fashion forward”, of which Kate Moss, Lindsay Lohan and Sienna Miller were exemplars. Once the public spotted these new fashions, young women weren’t prepared to wait a season for the clothes to become available in stores, and the familiar boundaries between summer wear and the garments for autumn and winter were blurred. The practice of the fashion houses meeting such high clothing demands became known as “fast fashion.”

Ramp up your boho chic fashion spirit with layered, flowing, flowery garments. A sure fire look that is sure to last!

Boho Chic: The “beat” generation meets flower power!

Boho Chic Fun Fact: By the spring of 2005, boho chic was almost ubiquitous in parts of London and was invading stores in almost every British high street. Features included floaty skirts (notably long, white skirts), furry gilets, embroidered tunics, cropped jackets, large faux-coin belts, sheepskin (UGG) boots and cowboy boots, baggy cardigan sweaters and hobo bags. Footless tights and leggings were a contributory factor in the halving of sales of stockings in Britain between 2003 and 2007.

Boho Chic is a real eye catching, fashion treat!

Boho Chic became a popular staple in childrens’ fashion trends. Many parents embraced the boho chic trends and elements to create and purchase apparel for their children. This particular trend is inspired by the casual American fashion of the late 1960s, but as the counterculture included the influence of earlier time periods in its eclectic embrace of style and personal values, it often includes hints of the Victorian, a nod to the fabrics and details of the 1940s, or an homage to the intellectuals of the 1950s.

Boho Chic: A look of free spirited, dainty, elegant and sweet!

Boho Chic, hippie chic, gypsy chic, festive chic or dainty chic, there is no doubt that the bohemian, boho look is sensationally chic!

“Your look is light and airy, ready to dance into the sunset, whimsical and fun.”

“This is my boho chic look. It works for casual, sporty and festive events, or when I’m on the run.”

“I love the long lace skirt, cowboy boots, numerous chains and the flower in your hair.”

“It seems when dressed boho chic I get many looks and compliments, people stop and stare.”

“I adore your rhinestone hair chain and the long earrings that set off the boho look.”

“I suggest you dress boho chic yourself. You’ll get sold on the garments and hooked.”

Boho Chic: Change up your signature look and be boho chic unique!

Nancy’s next book in her award winning murder mystery series, Deadly Decisions – A Natalie North Novel, available now in online and retail bookstores.

Nancy Mangano is an American fashion journalist, screenwriter and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series, A Passion for Prying, Murder Can Be Messy and Deadly Decisions – A Natalie North Novel. Visit Nancy on her author website http://www.nancymangano.com, Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano, her fashion magazine Strutting in Style! at http://www.struttinginstyle.com, and her Facebook fan page Nancy Mangano https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nancy-Mangano/362187023895846

                                                                                                                             

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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AMAZING TIPS TO ACHIEVE THE PERFECT ORANGE LIPS!

For beauty and fashion, lipstick is fun, alluring and provocative! Lipstick or lip gloss is a cosmetic product containing pigments, oils, waxes and emollients that apply color, texture and protection to the lips.

Many types and colors of lipstick exist, with reds, pinks and nudes being highly popular. For a change of pace and a new beauty taste, I suggest the orange lip! Stylish, chic and hip!

Lipstick Fun Fact: Ancient Sumerian men and women were possibly the first to invent and wear lipstick, about 5,000 years ago. They crushed gemstones and used them to decorate their faces, mainly on the lips and around the eyes. During the Islamic Golden Age, the notable Andalusian cosmetologist Abu al-Qasim al-Zahrawi invented solid lipsticks, which were perfumed sticks rolled and pressed in special molds.

What color lipstick creates a more vibrant, alluring, youthful appearance than orange? The color orange radiates warmth and happiness, combining the physical energy and stimulation of red with the cheerfulness of yellow. Orange is optimistic and uplifting, rejuvenating the spirt. In fact, the color orange is so optimistic and uplifting that psychologists suggest we should all find ways to use the color in our everyday life.

May I suggest you lift your mood with an eye popping, cool, chic orange lip? Ah, what a marvelous makeup tip!

Amazing tips to achieve the perfect orange lips!

How to Achieve the Perfect Orange Lip:

  1. Select the most vibrant, gorgeous shade of orange lipstick or lip gloss that you prefer (orange shades of lipstick work well on all skin tones: light, medium and dark).
  2. Line the outside of your lips with a lip pencil the same color (or a bit darker) shade of orange.
  3. Apply the orange lipstick or lip gloss over your lips, inside the lip liner.
  4. If you prefer a dry look, use a matte lipstick.
  5. If you prefer a wet look, use a gloss or a lip gloss.

Knock people out with a perky orange smile or a playful orange pout!

Positive Key Words Associated With the Color Orange:

  1. Sociable
  2. Optimistic
  3. Enthusiastic
  4. Cheerful
  5. Self-Confident
  6. Independent
  7. Flamboyant
  8. Extroverted
  9. Uninhibited
  10. Adventurous
  11. Risk Taker
  12. Creative Flair
  13. Warm Hearted
  14. Agreeable
  15. Informal

One thing about orange that is perfectly clear: the color orange is fierce and fiery, free of inhibitions and fear!

Variations of the Color Orange that Make for Beautiful Lip Colors:

  1. Peach
  2. Golden Orange
  3. Amber
  4. Burnt Orange
  5. Dark Orange

Orange Fun Fact: The color orange is named after the appearance of the ripe orange fruit. The word comes from the Old French ‘orange’, from the old term for the fruit, ‘pomme d’ orange’. The first recorded use of orange as a color name in English was in 1512, in a will now filed with the Public Record Office.

Positive Effects of the Color Orange:

  1. Enthusiasm – Orange is optimistic and extroverted.
  2. Rejuvenation – Orange helps to restore balance to our physical energies.
  3. Stimulation – Orange is stimulating to both the senses and the appetite.
  4. Courage – Orange helps us to take account of our lives and face the consequences, taking action and moving onward.
  5. Vitality – Orange has a balanced energy of passion and aggression.

Live fearless, live glamorous, live the orange lip!

Lipstick Fun Fact: Ancient Egyptians wore lipstick to show social status rather than gender. They extracted the dye from focus-align, iodine and some bromine mannite, but this dye resulted in serious illness. Lipsticks with shimmering effects were initially made using a pearlescent substance found in fish scales.

Ah, what we go through to be fashion diva beauties! Well worth it, you adorable cuties!

The orange lip looks heaven sent: yummy, gorgeous, rich and opulent!

“Your full orange lips look so inviting and appetizing I’d like to press my lips on yours.”

“If you smear this lovely lipstick over my face I’ll kick you out the door.”

“Wow, fashionable and fierce. What a lovely, attractive combination.”

“I don’t have time for your idle chatter. I’m actually on the run.”

“If you have a major event to attend perhaps I can come along?”

“I’m flattered that you adore my orange lips but you got my message all wrong!”

Orange Lipstick: Kiss the day away the orange lip way! Orange lips are here to stay!

Nancy’s next book in her award winning murder mystery series, Deadly Decisions – A Natalie North Novel, available now in online and retail bookstores.

Nancy Mangano is an American fashion journalist, screenwriter and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series, A Passion for Prying, Murder Can Be Messy and Deadly Decisions – A Natalie North Novel. Visit Nancy on her author website http://www.nancymangano.com, Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano, her fashion magazine Strutting in Style! at http://www.struttinginstyle.com, and her Facebook fan page Nancy Mangano https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nancy-Mangano/362187023895846

                                                                                                                             

 

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RED RUBY, RED RUBY: YOU SHINE WITH YOUR BEAUTY!

Gemstones are, whether in jewelry or merely stones, lovely. Gemstones are colorful, shiny, luxurious and bright. Perhaps one of the most popular and recognized gemstone is the gorgeous red ruby.

A ruby is a pink to blood-red colored gemstone, a variety of the mineral corundum (aluminum oxide). Oher varieties of gem quality corundum are called sapphires. Ruby is one of the traditional cardinal gems, together with amethyst, sapphire, emerald and diamond.

Red rubies make fabulous jewelry!

Ruby Fun Fact: The word ‘ruby’ comes from ‘ruber’, Latin for red. The color of a ruby is due to the element chromium. The quality of a ruby is determined by its color, cut and clarity, which, along with carat weight, affect its value. The brightest and most valuable shade of red, called blood-red or pigeon blood, commands a large premium over other rubies of similar quality.

Ruby is the traditional birthstone for the month of July and is usually more pink than garnet, although some rhodolite garnets have a similar pinkish hue to most rubies. The world’s most expensive ruby is the Sunrise Ruby.

Rise to the sunset, and to the occasion, decked out in gorgeous ruby jewelry decorating the fabulous skin that you’re in!

 

Rubies have a hardness of a 9.0 on the Mohs scale of mineral hardness. Among the natural gems, only moissanite and diamond are harder, with diamond having a Mohs hardness of 10.0.

Rubies make for glamourous jewelry of stunning red…enough said!

Factors Affecting the Value of Rubies:

  1. Color – In the evaluation of colored gemstones, color is the most important factor. Color divides into three components: hue, saturation and tone.
  2. Cut
  3. Clarity
  4. Carat Weight
  5. Rubies are also evaluated on the basis of their geographic origin.

Ruby Fun Fact: Generally, gemstone-quality corundum in all shades of red, including pink, are called rubies. However, in the United States, a minimum color saturation must be met to be called a ruby; otherwise, the stone will be called a pink sapphire.

Jewelry Fun Fact: The word jewelry itself is derived from the word jewel. Jewelry can be made from a wide range of materials, including gemstones and similar materials such as amber, coral, precious metals, beads and shells. Although jewelry is popular worldwide, the most widespread influence on jewelry in terms of design and style have come from Asia.

Ruby Fun Fact: In 1837, Gaudin made the first synthetic rubies by fusing potash alum at a high temperature with a little chromium as pigment. Other processes in which synthetic rubies can be produced are through Czochralski’s pulling process, flux process, and the hydrothermal process.

Red ruby, red ruby: you shine with your beauty!

The finest ruby is described as being a vivid medium-dark toned red. Secondary hues add an additional complication. Pink, orange and purple are the normal secondary hues in ruby. Of the three, purples is preferred because it reinforces the red, making the bold color appear richer.

Rich ruby red: robust and regal! Ruby fitting for royalty!

Historically, rubies have been mined in Burma, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Afghanistan, Australia, Brazil, Colombia, India, Namibia, Japan and Scotland. A few rubies have been found in the United States in the states of Montana, North Carolina, South Carolina and Wyoming.

Red ruby jewelry looks fit for a queen. Whether worn in necklaces, chokers, bracelets, rings, earring, anklets or crowns, decking out in lavish rubies turns any frown upside down. So smile away the ruby way!

Gorgeous, glorious, glamorous red ruby jewelry is here to stay!

Be wrapped in elegant splendor and sheer delight when you’re wrapped in rubies that fit and look just right!

“That large red stone in the ring on your hand is so stunning I can’t look away.”

“That’s my natural ruby ring. I don’t take it off…on my finger it stays.”

“What if you want to change it up a bit and wear a different ring one day?”

“Then I’ll add other ruby rings to other fingers…red gemstones all the way.”

“I want to get me some ruby jewelry that stands out…a ring that fits on my thumb!”

“Wow. I’ll get a ruby thumb ring too and we’ll both look like the bomb!”

Rubies: Red gemstones consisting of exquisite beauty and real red razz-ma-tazz!

Nancy’s next book in her award winning murder mystery series, Deadly Decisions – A Natalie North Novel, available now in online and retail bookstores.

Nancy Mangano is an American fashion journalist, screenwriter and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series, A Passion for Prying, Murder Can Be Messy and Deadly Decisions – A Natalie North Novel. Visit Nancy on her author website http://www.nancymangano.com, Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano, her fashion magazine Strutting in Style! at http://www.struttinginstyle.com, and her Facebook fan page Nancy Mangano https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nancy-Mangano/362187023895846

                                                                                                                             

 

 

 

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WIN THE FASHION RACE: ELEGANT AND LOVELY IN LACE!

What is it about a lace fabric that gives the material that extra flare of femininity and beauty? It’s the delicate, demure, dazzling look that lace creates.

Lace is a delicate fabric made of yarn or thread in an open weblike pattern, made by machine or hand. Originally linen, silk, gold or silver threads were used to make lace, but now lace is often made with cotton thread, although linen and silk threads are still available.

Dress lusciously and lovely in lace! Exquisite fashion taste!

Lace Fun Fact: The word lace is from Middle English, from Old French las, noose, strin, from Latin laceum, akin to lacere, to entice or snare.

The origins of lace is disputed by historians. An Italian claim is a will in 1493 by the Milanese Sforza family. A Flemish claim is lace on the alb of a worshipping priest in a painting around the year 1485 by Hans Memling. Since lace evolved from other techniques, it is impossible to say that it originated in any one place.

Win the fashion race: elegant and lovely in lace!

Nancy Mangano’s Lace Fashion Tip: Although I find all lace garments to be beautiful, beguiling and alluring, I feel lace clothing is the most regal and luxurious in black or white. Black lace denotes royalty and mystery, while white lace gives off an aura of innocence and youth. All lace clothing comes across as dainty, feminine and glamorous.

Lace Fun Fact: The late 16th century marked the rapid development of lace; both needle lace and bobbin lace became dominant in fashion as well as home décor. For enhancing the beauty of collars and cuffs, needle lace was embroidered with loops and picots.

Popular Types of Lace:

  1. Bobbin Lace – Made with bobbins and a pillow.
  2. Chemical Lace – The stitching area is stitched with embroidery threads that form a continuous motif.
  3. Crocheted Lace – Includes Irish crochet, pineapple crochet and filet crochet.
  4. Cutwork Lace – Lace constructed by removing threads from a woven background, and the remaining threads are wrapped or filled with embroidery.
  5. Knitted Lace – Shetland lace, such as the ‘wedding ring shawl’, a lace shawl so fine that it can be pulled through a wedding ring.
  6. Knotted Lace – Includes macramé and tatting.
  7. Machine Made Lace – Any style of lace created or replicated using mechanical means.
  8. Needle Lace – Lace made using a needle and thread.
  9. Tape Lace – Makes the tape in the lace as it is worked, or uses a machine or hand made textile strip formed into a design, then joined and embellished with needle or bobbin lace.

Fill your closet with droves of lace…a sure win and never a money waste!

Historical Patrons and Lace Makers:

  1. Giovanna Dandolo
  2. Barbara Uthmann
  3. Morosina Morosini
  4. Frederico de Vinciolo
  5. Rosa Elena Egipciaco
  6. Scranton Lace Company

In addition to fabulous clothing, lace is exquisite material for making doilies and ribbons.

Lace Fun Fact: Lace was used by clergy of the early Catholic Church as part of vestments in religious ceremonies, but didn’t come into widespread use until the 16th century in the northwestern part of the European continent. The popularity of lace increased rapidly and the cottage industry of lace making spread throughout Europe.

In North America in the 19th century, missionaries spread the knowledge of lace making to the Native American tribes.

Wrap yourself in glorious lace for a stylish, elegant, great fashion vibe!

Lace Fun Fact: St. John Francis Regis guided many women into the lace making and embroidery trade, which is why he became the Patron Saint of lace making.

“I love the classy dress that you’re wearing and the way the fabric plays peek-a-boo.”

“This is my gorgeous black lace dress, it covers enough but leaves some skin showing through.”

“You are the most lavished dress woman in the room. Surely a lovely sight.”

“A true fashion diva has come to town. I’m having an exceptional, wonderful night.”

“I might try your signature style but add some leather to my lace.”

“Marvelous darling. You’ll show your over-the-top, dazzling fashion taste!”

Lace Clothing: Make no mistake about it, when dressed head-to-toe in lace garments you’ll be a stunning fashion hit!

Nancy’s next book in her award winning murder mystery series, Deadly Decisions – A Natalie North Novel, available now in online and retail bookstores.

Nancy Mangano is an American fashion journalist, screenwriter and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series, A Passion for Prying, Murder Can Be Messy and Deadly Decisions – A Natalie North Novel. Visit Nancy on her author website http://www.nancymangano.com, Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano, her fashion magazine Strutting in Style! at http://www.struttinginstyle.com, and her Facebook fan page Nancy Mangano https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nancy-Mangano/362187023895846

                                                                                                                             

 

 

 

 

 

 

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