Memorial Day is this weekend. Traditionally this is the time to break out everything white in your wardrobe. Whether or not you follow this rule, you may still be hesitant about adding white to your wardrobe ... no matter what the season. Maybe you're afraid it will highlight some flaws, or you're worried that life is a little too messy. I’m here to tell you that it doesn’t matter your size or lifestyle: you can wear white right now, just in time for the holiday weekend. Be a Rule ... Continue Reading
Tips for wearing white on Memorial Day and beyond.
Four modern ways to cover up – at the pool or the beach.
As a kid did your mom tuck you into a terry-cloth robe or mini-jacket after swimming? That was your cover-up and you probably hated it. Well, those days are over. Now, you can find a cover-up that is luxurious or economical, full coverage or see-through. No matter your style or budget, you can find what suits you and your suit best. We've got 4 different cover-up options, and endless possibilities: Tons of Tunics Tunics are probably the first type of bathing suit cover-up that ... Continue Reading
Shake up your workout routine with these three ideas for getting even more fit.
The months between January and June are the most common times for people to hit the gym and get fit. Whether it's part of a resolution for the new year, or the desire to look good in a swimsuit, you are probably hitting the pavement or gym more than before. Go you! So why are you not seeing the results you desire? These three reasons could hold the key to unlocking your weight loss and getting even more fit. Ditch the Snack Attack You trained hard today. You worked up quite an appetite. ... Continue Reading
Looking for a more natural way to dye your hair? Check out one of these options.
Whether you are going gray or simply want to change up the color of your hair - most of the hair products are chocked full of potentially harmful chemicals. If you're looking for something a little more natural, there are definitely greener options available by many of your favorite brands. Here are the best options (in no particular order) that offer the most natural and brightest shades without the worry that chemicals can cause. EcoColors Hair Dye Permanent, gluten free, non-toxic ... Continue Reading
Mix up your color combos with these bright summer ensembles.
It might have been the aqua pants combined with a crisp white shirt and white patent leather ballet flats ... but regardless of which item it was, a recent visit with a friend had me craving summer colors for my own daily looks. Colors that invoke fresh flowers and beach locales can get you in the mood for the season - even when the weather isn’t cooperating. Yellow & Light Blue Pantone released their colors for 2013, which included a bright citrus yellow and soft light blue. ... Continue Reading
Three smoothie recipes to get you to your daily recommended servings of fruits and vegetables.
They say you need to eat a rainbow in order to get your daily dose of fruits and vegetables. Eating all those ½ and 1 cup servings can seem hard to fit into your meal planning. There is an easy solution to this colorful problem. It comes in the form of the smoothie. Smoothies, especially ‘green’ smoothies are an excellent way to maximize your fruit and vegetable intake, get energized and fit. Here are some tasty recipes to get you started. Pack a Protein Punch Smoothies are a great ... Continue Reading
Eyelet is versatile, fun and perfect for warm weather. Check out these three great ways to dress it up or down.
One of my favorite styles for spring and summer is eyelet. At first, you may think it's too delicate of a fabric, or that it makes you look like you walked out of an Easter parade. But eyelet can be worn a variety of ways, from soft and sweet to edgy. It all depends on the color, size of the eyelet, the article of clothing, and what you pair it with! Here are a few options to try this spring: Dress It Up An eyelet dress is traditional in white. Ideal for summer, it brings to mind ... Continue Reading
Learn the common types of headaches and how to treat them.
Your head is pounding, but you're not sure what it is or how to treat it. It could be a tension headache, a migraine, or even allergies. Find out the symptoms of each type of headache and the best way to deal with them ... now and forever. Tension Headache Probably the most common headache and easily the most curable. The pain feels like an ache or pressure that can become intense as it radiates around the temples or at the back of the head and neck. The cause of this pain is often ... Continue Reading
Some great ways to wear the midiskirt this season.
No, I didn’t say mini, I said midiskirt! A new look this spring is the medium length skirt that hits you right below the knee. It’s a tricky trend to style but when it works it can be polished ... and even hot! The key is all in the column - don’t balloon or let this one flow out. Here's how to get this sophisticated skirt style and make it work: Get Fit Finding the right length and fit on this skirt is the most important thing you can do. Too long and it is dowdy looking. Too ... Continue Reading
Check out the latest eye makeup styles for spring and summer, 2013.
Warm weather is on the horizon and with it we often think of spring cleaning. But don't pare down your make-up bag or drawer just yet. Take a look at some of the fun, easy ways you can have a fresh look with just your peepers. All Lined Up Eyeliner is having a moment right now and it is a big one. It is all about finding new ways to experiment with one of the beauty industry’s often shunned products. We buy liners with good intention and for experimentation but then tend to move ... Continue Reading