Hydroquinone This can be found in skin lighteners and facial moisturizers, it's a known neurotoxin and allergenic. Do you want his in your products?
Men I have not forgotten about you, but being a woman it's usually all about me, oh and other woman. So with that in mind I am posting some cool glasses or reading glasses for you stylist older men.
There seem to be a lot of statistics out there for sizes on the American Women. These I got from a website for commercial use (such as retail, manufacturers etc). The average American women wears a size 14 dress and or pants. In fact it's 50% of the female population. The average bra size is 34B, shoes is 8 wide and the average height is 5'5".
That should make just about everyone happy.
Have a great day.
The detergent companies are not going to like me, but that is ok, I don't really need them too. I have all of you. I have been dealing in clothing pretty much my whole life, I started sewing when I was five and then spent years doing wardrobe in the film and entertainment business. "Clothes were Me". Let's just say I have done a lot of laundry, a lot of laundry and here is one thing I know for sure. You do not need all that detergent to get your clothes clean, nor do you need all those dryer sheets to keep clothes static free. I swear the more detergent you use the more dryer sheets you need. So here is my advise based on experimentation on my part alone.
You need about 1/3 of the amount of detergent that is suggested on the bottle or box of soap. Most clothes will come clean with cold water, really only construction workers need hot or warm water. People who prepare food might want to use warmer water too but heat from water helps to set stains making them harder to get out.
Now once you have reduced your detergent you won't need to use a new dryer sheet every time you dry your clothes. You can use the sheets for several loads and because you use less detergent you won't need all those chemicals for the dryer like you once did.
I told you I can help you save money on laundry. Tomorrow some eco friendly products that get rid of dirt, stains and leave your clothes and the environment clean and chemical free.
It's been proven over and over again that animal testing of products and medical procedures is like comparing apples to oranges and yet Urban Decay makeup has decided to start animal testing. Do not buy this product if you like your skin and body.
Here is their website address:http://www.urbandecay.com
What is dressing "out of the box"? To me it's taking classic clothing and putting a spin on it. Not one piece of the outfit is outrageous, it's the way the people put it together that makes "it"Happen, makes it "out of the box."
I love the website Sartorialist it's all about street fashion, what people do with their clothes in real life. Here is the link. http://www.thesartorialist.com/. If you love clothes and not just fashion it's definitely the place to go for great ideas. Looking dapper, being classic but a bit out of the box is what it's all about. Below is a young women in Europe, now I am not promoting smoking, (absolutely not) just what a great look, putting together total classic pieces but the use of color is what makes it "out of the box."
I keep telling my clients that as you grow older make not only life but your look clean and simple. Wear classics, changing the color with fashion but staying within the palette as to what looks good on you and goes with the rest of your closet. Keep " bling" or "out there looks to accessories, that way you have a closet that has exactly what looks good on you and you alone, but you can up the fashion factor with your accessories.
I love the book "Parisian Chic" by Ines de la Fressange. She is so classic in her look she just changes things up with color and accessories. Here is what I am talking about, see what little effort she uses to make herself look current and yet you know who she is.
The last few days I have been watching the 60th Anniversary of the Queen of England. The Brits sure do love their Queen and why not. She is so regal, so stoic and has taken her role with so much dignity. I was so impressed with how much they really love her and she her country. Hats off to the Brits.
And then there was Annie Lennox a personal favorite of mine, one of many entertaining the Queen, wearing Angel wings.
Both ladies talented and wonderful.
Products are expensive, cleaning products, makeup products, skin care products. They all cost money and some of them a lot of money. So I have over the last few years made things really simple when buying products and in using them. Over the next few days I am going to share what I do to save money for cleaning and for my skin and makeup.
Let's start with cleaning products. The other day we were behind a young women at Target who had a cart full of cleaning products. Not only were some what I would call toxic but they were expensive. I wanted to tell her that all she really needs is white vinegar and baking soda, and some Mrs. Meyers or Method all purpose cleaners. My whole house is cleaned with these products,
including scrubbing out the shower with a combination of baking soda and vinegar (think for old science class experiments). Yes there is like a mini volcano when you combine them but you end up with a really clean shower, tub or sink. So ditch all those strong toxic chemicals you use to clean and purchase the cheapest stuff you can buy. Baking Soda and Vinegar. More ideas tomorrow.
Look at these shoes, do they rock or what? Come on someone buys these and then show up dancing in them. Below that is a new way to think about pocket squares for your jacket. Love the bandanna look if they are too bulky you can always cut them down. Hey, they are not that expensive.