Guaranteed Yes: Choosing the perfect engagement ring

Diamonds used to be a girl’s best friend. Used to. The days of asking a woman to marry you with some huge expensive soulless rock are definitely over dear readers. At this day and age, I think it´s just completely demode to base your engagement ring choice on an old status symbol. Hell, you shouldn’t even wait to be asked. Go ask if he wants to get married, just choose the rings yourself :)

A ring nursing a martini.

A ring nursing a martini.

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Slimming shoes are here to stay

shoesI think we all hold an opinion of them and those are incredibly varied among the people I have talked to. Since entering the market there has been no escape, aggressive advertisements thrust celebrity bums and toning shoe brands right down our throats. Or you know, maybe I‘m being a tad dramatic – its not like other consumer goods are promoted via low key advertising.

I have a confession to make or should I say statement to make: I do not own a pair, I have not tried on a pair and I have no immediate plans of changing / rectifying that situation. But as I keep seeing new brands emerge and more people wearing them in the streets, I can only assume that this all happens for a reason. So the following is just an introduction to brands that I‘ve come across who have products in this newly invented category. Some you’ll know, some maybe not. [Read more...]

Get Your Jumping Shoes On!

A few months back I wrote about the new fabulous exercise leggings I had designed to rock out while rebounding. I’m very pleased to announce the line was a HUGE success! It got picked up by a national department store for a two season contract! I could not be happier with the way the line has gone, and as part of the contract I’ve been asked to help the store find some appropriate shoes to sell with the leggings.

I would have designed the shoes also, but I just don’t have the time in my schedule to pump out some top quality, and totally stylish, shoes on the fly. Not to worry though, there are a few fantastic brands which are already making rebounding specific shoes that work very well with the colours I have chosen for my own line!

To take a step (or jump) back, let’s talk about rebounding for a second, and catch you up to speed.

Rebounding is the exercise phenomenon which is taking the fitness community by storm (again). Remember the 80s when everybody had those tacky sweat bands, leg warmers, and little exercise trampolines? They’re back! No, not the tacky fashion accessories, the trampolines.

People use them in group classes, which can burn 700 calories in an hour (like spinning), and they are also making a comeback in your living room with follow-along videos! In fact, you might still have one collecting dust in your garage. Grab it, because it’s in vogue again. (If you want the full run down, head to this site).

I decided upon two lines that work well with my own products. The Milano Pro Sport and the minimalist Nike Jump. Both of these lines are complimentary to the outfit as a whole and I felt that they would be the best choice for the department store to pick up.

Milano Pro Sport - These low profile shoes are great because they are designed to look great while providing you with some support. The support is built into the sole, where it is built up under your arch so you can jump for an hour or more without straining your feet too much.

The bottom of the shoes is completely flat rubber that gives you a little traction on the trampoline mat, but doesn’t wear down the surface of your trampoline while you’re jumping. It’s the perfect combination.

These shoes come in both black and dark grey, with either pink, red, green or violet accents and will cost you around $59 on the store floor.

Nike’s ‘Jump’ - Of course it doesn’t take long for the king of sports brands to enter the market, and they totally hit the nail on the head with these little jumpers. Designed along the same minimalist styles as the Milano Pro Sport, these shoes are sleek and fun.

They come in almost any colour under the sun, which can be expected from a company as large as Nike which can afford to mass produce. They also come in kids sizes, which is great if you want to get some exercise with your little ones! (Without getting totally into it, jumping is good for your child’s health as well. Maybe think about getting them a trampoline of their own to jump along with you? Check out for some great trampolines for kids!)

These shoes will run $99 at the store, and they are totally worth it. These shoes are also perfect for the elliptical also, really making you work your quads.

While my line of leggings is already rocking the sports department, these shoes are expected to join them by next Friday. Pretty exciting (for me)! Now I need to get started on next season’s designs.

Anybody have any suggestions? I’ve already got some great feedback on the first release of the leggings and would love to hear what you think about the next round.

Celebrity Plastic Surgery Before and After: Win or Lose

Some celebrities from music industry, actors and actresses, TV hosts and journalists have been so conscious with how they look which made them go under the knife and had plastic surgeries, not once but sometimes few times. Does the celebrity plastic surgery look pleasing or look like their losing? There are few celebrities that we all see in TVs, on big screens, on concerts and live shows. Thus, we can’t deny the fact that some of them went under the knife. With the sudden change of their appearances people will start it as a speculation or a gossip not until everything is confirmed by the person involved in such controversy. We also have heard a lot of reasons or excuses why they look the way they are now, most of these reasons is because of a diet strategy and exercise. Well, most of the changes can be achieved by diet and exercise but surely not all.

Kim Kardashian is one of the celebrities who were rumored to undergone plastic surgery which includes a nose job, breast augmentation, lip enhancements and buttock implants. All of these were denied by the fashion chic. There was a time that Kim has an X-ray in one of the epiodes of “Keeping up with the Kardashians” just to prove that she did not undergo any buttock implants. She also stated that she undergoes laser surgery from time to time to remove the marks and scars on her face together with a “vampire facial”. With all the things she said and did to prove everything is natural, the rumor still continues.

There are a lot of celebrities who had plastic surgeries, or not as what they said, that look more beautiful, sexier and younger. The stars that are trying to battle against their ages are Renee Zellweger, Kenny Rogers, Meg Ryan and many more. You can see a full list of celebrities who’s had plastic surgery here.

There are also celebrities that if you see them you’d say it’s confirmed that they went under the knife and it’s all “bad”. There are a few that resulted in a plastic surgery that have gone terribly wrong. One of these victims is the sweetheart Vicky in American Pie, Tara Reid. It’s too obvious that the sweet girl in the movies had a liposuction and it all went wrong. Her stomach became bulgy and has ripple-like appearance after the surgery.

Donatella Vernace, the Vice President of one of the most popular high fashion brands had a bad surgery as well. With all the modifications that she tried, these got worst. It’s too obvious that this woman had enhancements on her lips and nose. Regardless of what happened and what the people can see, there were no signs that the fashionable lady is unhappy.

People think and assume depends on what they saw and what they can see now. If these people are to compare the “before and after” pictures, they can easily conclude if the star undergone a surgery or not and if he won or lose.

Channeling my Muse: How Using Headphones Helps me Tap into my Creative Side

As a fashion designer, there are three times when it can be difficult to focus on my work. First, there are a lot of distractions around, especially from noisy neighbors, traffic outside, and even when the television is turned on. It can be difficult to work because I can easily become distracted, and even when I do get ideas, I tend to lose my train of thought.

One of the best ways I have found to be able to focus my mind and energies back into my work is by using a pair of headphones. By using these headphones, I can cancel out all the annoying background noise, and allow my mind to focus back on my work. It also allows me to channel my energies into whatever project I am doing. I usually get mine by using Headphones Unboxed since they reduce the stress of finding the best headphones.

The second way that I tend to lose focus on my work is when I find myself burned out. It’s not easy to live and work as a designer for clothing and jewelry, and after a long day at work, there are times when I feel that my brain has become “gummed” up. During these times, I find that no matter how hard I try, my brain goes into zombie mode. I tend to zone out other people around me, and it feels like I can’t really function at all.

To get myself back into a recharge mode, I pop on a set of headphones, play my favorite music, and let the relaxing sounds just take me away. I leave behind all the stress and problems of work, and after these musical therapies, I find myself relaxed, recharged, and ready to hit the designing board once again!

The last problem I encounter in my line of work is probably something that many people who are in the creative business are familiar with: the ever-dreaded creative block. There are days when this problem just sneaks up on me out of the blue! I wake up, feeling rested and ready to work, sit down at my designing table, and then…nothing. Not a single creative idea pops into my head, no matter how hard I try to find of something to design.

Of all the problems I encounter in my line of work, it’s the creative block that I find the hardest in overcoming. I can always find a way to tune out the distractions, and it’s easy to put down my sketch pad and pen to get a good night’s sleep. However, when a creative block sets in hard, it’s really difficult to overcome it.

I’ve found that the most effective way for me to overcome my creative block is by putting on a pair of really good headphones and putting on some classic music. Not only does it also cancel out outside distractions and help me relax, choosing classic tunes helps me get back into my zone! As long as the headphones are comfortable and the music is clear and crisp, even an hour spend on this exercise goes by in a blink!

How to Clean Leather Handbags and Purses

Handbags and purses are an integral part of a woman’s style. However, along with buying expensive handbags and purses comes the responsibility of effectively taking care of them. Leather bags can become dull through regular use as they are exposed to chemicals from beauty products such as perfume and hairspray. Cleaning your leather bag every few weeks will keep it from light soiling. Remember, leather is a skin and like the skin we have on our bodies it needs to stay moisturized to prevent it from cracking or becoming rough.

If you want to keep your accessory game on point, keeping your handbags looking as good as new is an important factor. In this article we will explore how to take care of a leather bag by keeping it clean and conditioned.

Here is the list of items you will need to clean your leather handbag:

1. Leather cleaner
2. Leather conditioner
3. Water
4. Damp cloth

The Water Test

The first thing you want to do is identify the type of leather that your bag is made out of. The best way to do this is through the classic water test.

Using this water test you’ll be able to choose the best leather cleaner.

Place a few drops of water on the surface of the leather and observe whether it’s beating up and sitting on the surface of the leather or is it actually penetrating into the fibers of the leather.

Deciding on which way its going is going to be important from the standpoint of what product you use to clean it with. If the water is sitting on the surface it means it is a finished leather and most leather cleaners will work well with it.

However, if the water was penetrating, making dark spots on the handbag then you would need to be more cautious about the type of cleaner you use. If your handbag is made of aniline, semi-aniline, or nubuck such as a Neiman Marcus bag, then you’ll need to make sure the cleaner you use is compatible with this type of leather.

Cleaning your Leather Handbag or Purse

The next step is to apply the cleaner to the leather of the handbag using a cloth. Using a brush to remove the dirt and debris is also a good idea. Once you have finished one panel clean the other side. The step thereafter is to let the bag air dry.

Once the bag is dry you want to go ahead and apply the best leather conditioner. Again, be sure to choose a leather conditioner specific to the type of leather your bag is made out of. Apply the leather conditioner onto the bag with a damp cloth in circular motions. This will serve the purpose of softening the leather and protecting it as well. Keep in mind that using a leather conditioner will usually darken the leather since you’re essentially re-moisturising the skin.

Final Words

There you have it! Your leather bag should be free of any dirt, stains, or cracks and should look as good as new. Be sure to maintain and condition your leather handbags and purses on a regular basis to keep them looking good and to add longevity.

Things to Consider while Choosing the Best Shoes for Nurses

There are many factors that should be considered while choosing the best shoes for nurses. It will not be wise for any nurse to rush to any shoes that are available without considering some essential factors. There are many cases where the nurses complain of not getting the kind of shoes they wanted. Besides, they can use the shoes for a shorter period of time and throw them away even before they are exhausted. It is therefore very important to look for some of the factors that should be considered and apply them so that you can choose the right shoes. Here are the factors that should be considered:

1.Consider Dress Code Requirements

There are some dressing codes and requirements that are required. The shoes you are choosing as a nurse should be allowed to be worn in the workplace. Before the relevant authorities decide on certain type of shoes, they have considered several factors that will not affect the patients and the security in the workplace. There are some colors that are allergic to some patients and having those colors will not be allowed in the hospital. Therefore the best shoes will consider the requirements of the authority.

2.Consider Safety And Security

The shoes for nurses’ should be safe to be worn at all times. They should not expose some parts of your feet. There are some shoes that are open and in case a sharp object falls on your foot, you will be injured. Therefore the best shoes are the ones that are closed. Besides, the shoes should not be slippery. The slippery shoes can be dangerous to both the nurse and the patients. The nurse can slide then get injured. They can also fall on the patients and the patients in the process can be injured. When buying such shoes, you should consider the ones with a lot of friction.

3.Choose The Shoes With Good Fit

The shoes should have a very good fit on the feet. There are some instances where the nurses put on shoes that are too large and will lead to blisters in the feet. This will not be good as the nurse will not be comfortable with this. As a nurse, you should have a pair of shoes that fits well to your feet and you will not have any problem when walking around. There are some instances where a nurse put on shoes that are too narrow and this leads to bunions and hammertoes. Therefore it is advisable that you put on the shoes with a good fit.

4.Consider What The Experts Have To Say Concerning The Shoes

These are those individuals who have been putting on such type of shoes. They have all the experience and they are the right people to assist you choose the best shoes for nurses. They can guide you on the best tips they have been using and you can implement the tips too. They can also introduce you to the suppliers of the best shoes and you will definitely be able to get the best shoes.

Ways I’m Using my Laptop for Design

My laptop has worked wonders for me once I decided to use it as an accessory instead of as just a random hunk of metal that I sometimes carry around with me. The laptop can be very well accessorized if you know what you’re doing. I’d like to share some of my tips with you!

  1. You need to splurge on a cute carrying case. They make so many it’s hard to choose from. I actually have several. I have a few in neutral colors for when I decide to wear black, white, or grey. I also have a few in really fun colors. I have yellow, red, and a loud green! This is for when I want to compliment an outfit by using my laptop as an accessory. I can’t tell you how many compliments I’ve had when I go to business meetings with a matching laptop. It’s definitely worth it. You can also make your own.
  2. Yes, you can make your own. Sure, just buy a case with a neutral color. Then you can get rhinestones, sequence, and other knick knacks to glue to the case making your very own design! It’s fun. I actually just had some of the girls over, and we all decided to design our laptop cases. It was a blast, and it allowed me to add personality to my cases. These now go perfect with my outfits.
  3. Try getting a bag as well. This bag should be able to compliment your laptop and your laptop case beautifully. Try a bag that will work with almost all of your laptops. This could be a neutral color, but you can also customize it like the cases. My bag is a really fun yellow with a sequence design. I absolutely love it! It almost acts as a second purse to me, and I constantly get compliments. And it’s just a laptop bag!
  4. Lastly, pick a laptop that works for you. Be honest with yourself; if you’re dainty, it’s probably not the best idea to pick out a massive 17inch laptop that is half the size of you. If you’re a smaller person, pick a smaller laptop. Try shooting for a 13inch laptop. That should complement your figure nicely. It will also be much more comfortable for you. If you’re a taller person, try picking out a larger laptop. You can handle it! A 17inch laptop would be great for you. If your outfit agrees with it, throw it in a backpack. Regardless if your size, a 15inch laptop will work perfectly. That’s definitely the medium sized laptop.

We appreciate you reading as always! We’d love some submissions with your latest and greatest ideas for cute laptop cases and bags. Also, let us know what you’ve tried and if it works. We always love your feedback! Thanks for reading, and stay beautiful!

Tips To Consider When Buying All Day Footwear

So you are one of the women working at a job that requires long hours of standing, shoes must be the most important factor to consider. The right shoes will decrease your chances of getting various injuries, as well as feeling super tired during working hours. In addition, you will be more efficient at work while preserving your health at the same time. Foot injuries can be very risky, leading to plantar fasciitis and bunions which can be very painful. The best shoes for all day standing will need to support your feet providing an ample cushioning area.

You need to consider a few factors before purchasing the appropriate shoes;
1. Foot type: Find your desirable foot type by visiting a new balance store near you to have them evaluate your gait. Feet type can range from normal feet, to flat ones and to high arches. The balance store will recommend the appropriate shoe type for you after they perform some tests such as normal pronation, over pronation and supination. These tests will be able to take your weight in order to determine the best shoes for you.

2. Weight: Shoes vary with a woman’s weight. A woman with a small amount of weight cannot wear the same shoes as one who weighs a lot. Women who are overweight will especially require to purchase shoes with linear platforms.

3. Heel size: Comfortable shoes should not have a heel size of more than 2 inches. You should also consider getting ones that are not pointed as you will definitely hurt your feet, which can lead to bunions.

4. Cushioning: You need to purchase shoes that will cushion your feet. You should consider getting an anti-fatigue mat that will provide a comfortable standing area for your feet, if possible.

5. Type of shoe: You will need to get comfortable shoes that are well fitting and support your feet appropriately. There are a couple of shoe brands that are considered to provide the best shoes for standing all day. One of these brands is the Dansko shoes that are approved by the American Pediatric Medical Association fit for hospital personnel. They have an arch support for people with high arching feet, rocker soles that help reduce stress and strenuous ankle movement, as well as a good cushion for the feet. Their ability to absorb shock helps with flexibility when walking around and the inner sock lining will make sure your feet remain dry.

Timberland is another comfortable shoe type recommended for a woman working long hours. Their tread offers a resistance to slipping and the leather on the upper part of the shoe will eliminate the chances of water getting inside your shoes making your feet wet. Moreover, they provide an increased arch support for your feet minimizing aches and pains caused from standing while working for long hours.

Crocs are other comfortable shoes that provide a good slip resistance. They are easy to clean and will provide your feet with an area for ventilation. They are especially perfect for people suffering from plantar fasciitis or bunions. Also, they are approved by the American Pediatric Medical Association, making them among the most comfortable shoes due to the extra arch support.

Designing a Dress for a Newly Pregnant Woman

The expenses of a woman increase by leaps and bounds, once she gets pregnant. But every expecting woman deserves to spend like crazy. One of the top things that will dominate the budget of every newly pregnant woman are clothes. You need lots of new ones. But sometimes it may become impractical to keep on purchasing new clothes every now and again, so many newly pregnant women design their own dresses. However, the design of such clothes require a different approach. You need to consider a lot of factors that probably wouldn’t top your list of concerns when buying normal dresses.

Here are some tips for designing a dress for a newly pregnant woman.

Size Matters

Pregnant means growing, irrespective of the months. So be prepared to gain some weight! Pick fashion patterns that will comfortably accommodate your baby bump as it grows. However, don’t go for plus size clothes that will make you look heavy. Pick the right size. Snug fits can emphasize your otherwise slender body and make you feel embraced around the belly. This is a nice feeling as a number of pregnant women like to caress their bellies.

Comfort is Foremost

Comfort should be your top-most priority when designing maternity dresses. You need to be comfortably dressed and feel good about your appearance. Don’t try to design fashionable clothes that compromise on your comfort.


You need to choose fabrics for making your maternity dresses carefully. A good fabric should be easy to wash, snug-fit, quick-dry, stain-proof and stretchy. It is advisable to choose snug fit fabrics as they can accommodate your belly as it grows. I would not recommend cotton fabrics as they need a lot of maintenance and care.

Fashionably Pregnant

Pregnancy should not be a boring experience but a nice feeling that you can flaunt in style. Consider using low-waist belts or under-the-bust belts on dresses. Consider designing V-neck dresses which can help you flaunt your nice cleavage. Wearing the old coats and jackets in your wardrobe with the front left open will help you cover your belly, if it makes you uncomfortable. You can pair a body-hugging t-shirt or sweater with a jacket. Choose some type of wraparounds because they look gorgeous. Kimono cuts look pretty too.


I would advice you to purchase bottoms rather than design them at home. All the major clothes brands have a collection of practical, fashionable, comfortable and chic dresses for newly pregnant women. They are broad waist-bands that support your bump, without letting it sag. If you love skirts, you can design your own maternity skirts. You need to choose the right waist-band pattern for you. You can choose loose cotton pants or Bermudas for nightwear.

Becoming a mom is a special phase in a woman’s life. The kind of dress you choose can make you feel more comfortable and confident about your belly. So you need to avoid dresses that will make you feel awkward or conspicuous considering the fact that pregnancy is associated with many emotional and physical changes. When designing a dress for a newly pregnant woman, don’t compromise on fashion and style.

What to Do When Puppy Fleas Invade Your Favorite Clothes

While others fear hitting middle age, I embraced it. I not only love my job as a fashion designer but I have an incredible dog I love to death. Life is good and couldn’t be better. Until mayhem knocked on my door in the form of a flea infestation . And take note, it’s not just on my dog but worse, those pesky fleas had the audacity to invade my beloved clothes too. When you’re single whose world is your dog, your job and your clothes, it seems nothing worse probably could have happened to me.

My pup has been with me for years so I know the drill. I always- and I mean always- implement preventative treatment for fleas when flea season is nearing. From buying flea shampoos, flea powders and an assortment of other flea-related products for my dog to vacuuming the carpet and cleaning the dog bedding as well as the yard, I’ve done pretty much everything I remember to prevent flea outbreak. Unfortunately, my usual efforts weren’t enough this time. It wasn’t an all-out infestation but it was bad enough seeing a few of my favorite pieces get attacked by fleas.

While I was royally pissed about the situation at first, I refused to stay that way too long. Since the unthinkable already happened, all I need to do now is fix it. Hopefully what I did will work like a charm for your case too, if you’re having trouble with fleas.

To attack the flea problem systematically, I started treating the source. First, I gave my dog a thorough bath using the flea shampoo on hand then moved on with combing his fur for adult fleas. I also used some flea powders on my dog to get rid of both the remaining adult puppy fleas and eggs. After cleaning up the doggy, I washed his bedding in hot water with detergent then quarantined him somewhere flea-free.

The next thing I did was wash the clothes I suspected were infected with fleas. Just like with my dog bedding, I washed it in hot water and mild detergent. I know hot water kills fleas but I didn’t stop the treatment until every nook and cranny in the house has been taken care of. I vacuumed the carpet, couch and rags then I sprinkled my dog’s favorite areas in the house with flea powder which was recommended by my vet. Not forgetting about the yard, I also went ahead and bought some nontoxic citrus spray to spray areas and corners that could have fleas.

I repeated the process for the next 7 to 10 days. From my dog to beddings, carpets, rags, couch and the yard as well as my infected clothes, I diligently treated everything. It was certainly a lot of work and annoyingly frustrating at times but I did not give up and you shouldn’t too. Fortunately, my efforts paid off. If it didn’t, I was gearing up to consult my vet for a potent flea medication for my dog. Luckily, my system worked like a charm and I didn’t have to throw away any clothes either. Even though it was an ordeal I wouldn’t want to go through again, I learned my lesson. When it comes to fleas, we need to be more aggressive with our preventative measures.

Three of the Best Fashionable Shoes for Nurses to Buy

We all know a nursing job is characterized by one thing; always being on your toes! There are days the shifts just don’t end and you are always running from one emergency room to another. On other occasions, while on call, you are required to stand beside the surgical table until the entire procedure is completed. Since you will be standing almost every hour on duty, the type of shoes you wear will determine how comfortable you are at work. So what do you look for when buying the best nursing shoes?

First things first, you should know your feet before buying any nursing footwear. This means that, as you shop around physical stores or online shops, you should first understand the biomechanics of your foot. We all have different feet with some having arches while others stand flat on the ground. It may sound like hard work to understand your feet pronation but there are simple tests you can perform at home, such as dipping your foot in water then stepping on a sheet of paper to examine the pattern your sole makes. Alternatively you can examine any old shoes you have and see where on the sole it wears out the most.

Nurse Clogs
Being a nurse is a long-hours job, but you can still look stylish and professional while on it. Most medical personnel prefer clogs because they are easy to fit into and walk around. Danskos clogs are not only fashionably hip but they also are made from authentic rubber which is a good material for protecting against harsh chemicals, hazardous material or bodily fluids in the hospital. Another option of the clogs you would love are the Sanita Selina clogs also made from rubber and designed to be comfortable while running up and down the medical halls. Clogs are also quite durable in nature as well.

Nurse Slip-ons
Slip-ons are ideal for the high level of comfort they offer as well as safety from any kind of spills. One of the best options you can go with, from this category, are the Timberland Pro Nurse Slip-ons. The in-sole is adjust perfectly to any feet type and come with extra padding to withstand the pressure of standing up for long hours. Slip-ons are great as well because you can easily take them out when you want to rest your feet and quickly slip back into them in case of an emergency. An alternative slip-on make is the Sketcher nursing sneaker which lightweight in nature and accommodates your weight perfectly as you run around, on-call.

Nurse Mates Shoes
Both clogs and Slip-ons have great lightweight aspects to them, but the Nurse Mate shoes take the prize home for being both light and arch-minded. If you are concerned more about your foot arch, this is the shoe to get. You can order them as they are or have them custom designed with orthotic inserts to increase your comfort and make sure you perform better at work.

When buying the best shoes for nurses, make sure you consider the level of comfort, ability to accommodate body weight, lightness, safety and ease of wearing while on call. And you can also be stylish with the mentioned brands while at it!

Benefits of Starting a Business Designing Clothes For Plus Sized Women

Designing clothes for plus size women is a job that you can decide to do and really enjoy your time as a woman. In case you have other type of job where you are involved in most of the times, after you decide to work in the design work you will be able to enjoy making extra money. Before you decide to start the job you should also consider different factors, for instance, you should consider the availability of customers before you start the job. Other factors that you need to consider will include the capital that you will be required to have for you to start the job .The following are benefits that you will enjoy after you decide to go for Designing Clothes for Plus Size Women as your business:

A Great Market For Your Services

There are many women available who wear plus size clothes, after you decide to start a business that deals with designing the clothes you will be assured of accessing customers from the women. This will enable you run your business without any worries. Each time you come up with an attractive design you will find customers (ladies) that will prefer your services and will feel confident wearing your clothes whether their meal planning is going as scheduled or not. In case you are really talented in coming up with great designs you will also enjoy a lot where you will be assured of great market share in your neighborhood because the quality of your services will attract many people.

Needs Less Capital to Start

Before you start any business you should try and access enough capital that will enable you run the business. Fortunately, in case you are interested in starting a design business you will be able to operate with minimal capital. This is a great benefit that you will enjoy in case you face challenges when it comes to collecting enough capital for you to start a business. Although the business will allow you to start with less capital, it will enable you make enough profits that will enable you enjoy your living.

Not Overly Technical

There are some forms of business that you can start and you end up being stressed where you can hardly access help from other people because it will require a lot of training before you can introduce someone to your business. With a business that deal with designing clothes you will just come up with the designs and with simply instructions you will introduce different people to the business who will enable you enjoy a lot when running your business because you will not be stressed on hiring people who will charge you at extremely high rates. The equipment used in carrying out the dens works are also easy to use which will enable you enjoy running the business with great ease. It is unlike a case where you will start a business that will require you to undergo specialized training before you can use different equipment.

Matching Makeup to Your Clothes

I always think of makeup as the finishing touches to an outfit. If I really want to dress to impress, then coordinating my makeup to my clothes is essential. To many of you out there, I’m sure such a statement sounds horrifying and brings up images of your grandmother with her matching pastel blue dress and eye shadow. However it doesn’t have to be that way, matching doesn’t mean choosing the exact same shade and plastering it everywhere, it means choosing complimenting shades that when seen together really make the individual and the outfit stand out. So here for those of you who want to really bring an outfit to life are some general rules for perfectly matching your makeup to your clothes.

Avoid Using the Same Shade Everywhere:
This one really goes without saying, if you don’t want to look like a nineteen fifties housewife, then you should avoid using the exact same shade all over the place. The key here is balance and contrast, by choosing shades that are either darker or lighter than your outfit but still within the same color range, you can make your personal appearance and your clothes really stand out.

As an example, imagine you are wearing a light grey dress, you can match your makeup to your dress by creating a metallic smoky eye that is darker than the dress .

Choose One Area and Accent it:
This is important, because you don’t want to drown yourself in your makeup. Make a decision early on what area of your face you are going to highlight and keep the rest of your face neutral. So for example if you are going to a cocktail party and decide to wear a red dress, you can accent your lips by choosing a red lipstick and keeping your eyes neutral. Whatever you do, never wear heavy colorful eye makeup and lipstick at the same time, always choose one area and keep the rest simple. And always remember never to do an exact match, choose a color that is either lighter or darker than your clothes.

For Eyeshadow Try Mixing Bold with Metallic:
If you want your eyes to really stand out and bring life to an outfit, then try choosing a metallic shade to mix with one that matches your clothes . So for example if you’re outfit is in the green range, you can choose a lighter or darker shade of green for your eyes and mix it up with a metallic gold or copper. For this type of combination less really is more, the key here is to blend well so that the outfit corresponds and stands out against the eyes.

Choose the Right Foundation:
Think of foundation as an artists canvass, it needs to be perfect before you apply anything else on top. For this reason it is really important that you choose the right type of foundation for the occasion and the clothes. You should really have a range of foundations in your makeup cabinet, ranging from light coverage in the form of a tinted moisturizer or a bb cream, to a more full coverage foundation that is perfect for that night on the town . Foundation is tricky, and some education is necessary in order for you to pick ones that are perfect for you and your skin type . But with careful selection, you can create a beautiful artists canvass, upon which you can paint on your colors.

So there you have it, some simple, general rules, that can help you choose the perfect combination for a stellar fashionable look. There are of course many other ways to do this, but for beginners, this list is a great place to start experimenting.