Archive : February2011

  • Posted :   Feb 24th, 2011

    women's dayIt’s time to celebrate being you. A reason to rejoice! Woman’s day is being celebrated on 08 March 2011 – A day dedicated entirely to the woman and boy do we deserve it! I love how we celebrate Woman’s Day at my place. My husband and son do all the cleaning and cooking while simultaneously catering to every whim and fancy of my daughter and me. We are bundled off to the spa after an amazing lunch and dinner is a time for us to get dolled up in a brand new outfit. The day ends with dinner at a rather nice restaurant! The dinner is usually my favorite part since it gives us an excuse to get all dressed up.

    I love being a woman. I love the quiet inner strength and reserve that only a woman has. I love the fact that she can be strong and hold together her entire family in the case of a calamity but can cry over a broken leaf. She may be the last one to go to bed but the first one to wake up. She can be the gentlest word and the sweetest kiss but get on the wrong side of her and even a bee sting may be more welcome. A heart that just gives, forgives and is ever so helpful – a woman in all her complexities, is probably the greatest creation by the Lord!

    Woman’s Day is a dedication to all of that. A day to celebrate our freedom, our daily struggles and our contribution to the realm of life. Woman’s Day is a day to dress up, look our best and flaunt to the world just how proud and blessed we are to be women.

    Dress up in what pleases you the most. If cutoffs and an old tee do it for you, go ahead! To me, woman’s day is about showing my feminism off to the world, the delicacy, grace and beauty that is true only to us. Hence, I pick a dress. Over the years I’ve moved on from wearing short dresses to gorgeous gowns but I make it a point to dress up.

    A variety of beautiful outfits are available from short, ruffled princess cut dresses to elegant sheaths. The colors are just as innumerable. Reds, golds, blues, greens, yellows – there is a whole plethora of colors out there just waiting to be explored. Select one which sets your heart beating a little faster. Remember to dress up for you and no one else. If you think that green ruched dress is what you want to wear then that is what you should be wearing.

    Think empire waists, princess cuts, sweetheart necklines, shimmer, ruffles, pleats, flowing chiffon, delicate lace – the choices to define your womanhood are endless. Wrap yourself in its beauty and gorgeousness!

  • Posted :   Feb 15th, 2011

    You know how you are always getting tips about what to wear to a party or which is the ideal dress for Prom.tips to look sensational So here I was thinking that I’m sure everyone wants to look great on those special occasions but as far as I’m concerned nothing should stop you from looking fabulous everyday. I don’t mean you wake up every morning 2 hours earlier and begin your bridal make up. Sometimes just small things like keeping yourself clean and hygienic contribute in a huge way to looking good. Here are a few tips to ensure that you look beautiful every single day:

    1. Generalized tips:
    (Let’s begin with the basics before going into particulars)

    • Hygiene is of utmost importance. No matter what you wear or how gorgeous your features or how perfect your figure is no one enjoys an unclean, smelly person. Bathe at least every alternate day. If you sweat a lot, then make it a point that you bathe everyday. Besides, it’s also healthy. Your skin glows with happiness.

    • If your sweat smells, make sure that you use a good deo or perfume. If you have severe problems, then visit a dermatologist.

    • Yes, we all want to have perfect figures but never forego on your necessary calorie intake. A balanced diet containing fruits and fresh vegetables is not only good but also very essential. It’s healthy and enhances your hair and skin.

    • Make sure you have enough exercise. You do not have to join a gym or enter into fitness training for that. Simply use opportunities presented to you everyday to avoid a sedentary life like walking instead of taking the elevator etc.

    2. Hair care
    (Start from the top)

    The length of your hair is entirely your choice. Various lengths suit various face cuts. Find out from your hair dresser which suits you best. Pick a length you are comfortable with and can care for. Wash your hair as often as necessary. Do not forget to use a good shampoo and conditioner – preferably mild and without too many chemicals.

    3. Make up

    Never ever lather on make up, especially for everyday use! Nothing beats the clean, fresh look. Trust me; a good exfoliating face scrub is cheaper and far better than a hundred make up articles. A light lip gloss and clean, fresh glowing skin is a lethal combination!

    4. Clothing

    The way you dress describes who you are. Always opt for clothes that you are comfortable in. Avoid the lumpy look which occurs when clothes are too tight. No wardrobe is complete without a set of formal dresses. Pick out simple formal dresses for everyday use in a variety of lengths and patterns. They add elegance to your wardrobe.

    5. Nail care

    Never walk out of your home with chipped nail polish. The way you take care of your nails speaks a lot about your personality. You do not have to rush for a manicure/pedicure every single time. Just shape your nails at home and keep them clean. Even unpainted clean nails look gorgeous.

  • Posted :   Feb 4th, 2011

    So you’re planning to host the greatest party in the history of all parties. Great idea! I bet you have plenty on your plate (no pun intended). There is the silver ware, seating arrangement and guests to look after. There is the food, flowers and invitations to worry about and most importantly what do you wear? As the hostess, you are going to be the center of attraction of the party. You really don’t want to be wearing a dowdy grandmotherly outfit, do you? Here is a step by step guide to help you pick out the perfect hostess evening gown (presuming of course that your party is in the evening).

    evening gown for Host

    Theme of the party:
    As the hostess you need to pick out the theme of the party. Is it a casual cocktail party or are you celebrating your anniversary? You need to have a concrete idea as to what kind of party you are having. Also, make sure your theme is well conveyed to your guests. Your guests may not be aware that you are planning to have a lavish or a casual party. If your theme is not well conveyed to them, they’ll be pretty confused as to what to wear and you’ll see everything from casual to over dressed.

    Remember a lot of guests determine what to wear on the basis of your invitation. If your invitation card looks very expensive, has perfumed paper and has plenty of sophisticated cursive writing, chance are that your party is going to be flooded with black ties and sweeping gowns. You may intend for a casual event but your guests wouldn’t know that – they have only your invitation card to go by. To avoid any confusion, ensure that the theme of your party is well conveyed in your invitation cards.

    Choice of Evening Gown
    Like I mentioned earlier, you are going to be the highlight of the party. The two advantages of being a hostess is that one – you are always sure what is the theme o the party and two – there is no harm in being just a tad bit overdressed.

    Being the hostess, you have to remember that you will be on your feet continuously smiling and greeting people. So choose something that you would be comfortable wearing. Make sure that you are not conscious in what you are wearing. You cannot escape the party early or change mid way, so picking the right gown is essential.

    Don’t go too bold. A plunging neckline or a particularly high slit is not very advisable if you are the party hostess.

    Stick to a gown that will accentuate your best features. A delicate sprinkling of shimmer is perfect for the occasion. My opinion is that you stay away from the conventional black. It’s a safe option to wear black – one that you would pick if you were unsure of what to wear. Instead, pick a color to suit the occasion. If you are completely unsure of which color to pick, they I suggest a royal blue. The color stands out without being too bright. It is unique and compliments a variety of skin tones.

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