Friday, 28 January 2011

How To Choose A Long Sleeve Dress (Skirts & Dresses)

;How To Choose A Long Sleeve Dress (Skirts & Dresses)
A long sleeved dress gives a woman a sense of elegance, so personal shopper Karen Grace explains the different shapes and styles of long sleeves and which you should wear to give your image the perfect balance.
Now, I'm going to talk about how to choose a long sleeved dress. A long sleeved dress is great for the winter months for warmth, but also if you don't like showing your arms, it's great for that. Like, you can, you don't have to wear a thick sleeve.
You can have diaphanous sleeves, such as this one, which still gives you the coverage that women like over their arms. So, choosing something like that is great if you don't want a thicker sleeve. Also, the type of sleeve adds interest to a plain dress.
This is a bishop's sleeve which is fuller at the bottom, and this one is a, also a bishop's sleeve; it's just a bit wider. It's good for the larger busted lady and also for the inverted triangle because it brings more attention down to the bottom of the arms, where the fullness is. The inverted triangle is the lady with the broad shoulders and the slimmer hips so these are ideal for them.
There's also the wide, the bell-shape, the wide bell-shape here, which is again great for the larger busted lady and the inverted triangle because it draws the attention away from the shoulders. This is what we call the leg-of-mutton sleeve, where there's more detail is up at the top of the shoulder, and it tapers down to the bottom. Now, this isn't good for the inverted triangle because it actually broadens the shoulders.
It's good for the pear-shaped woman where the hips are wider, and so it balances the shoulders out. Also, detailing on the sleeve, such as this one, it can be anything, it could be lace, it could be just a different color than the rest of dress, actually draws away from the bust and the tummy area, so if you want to conceal your tummy, or if you're concerned about your bust, try to get a sleeve that is contrasted with a higher contrast with the rest of the dress. And that's how to choose a long sleeved dress.

Thursday, 27 January 2011

Glamour puss lingerie that doesn't cost a fortune by New Look

New Look shows you don't have to spend a fortune on your lingerie to look a million dollars:
For the 1950's Hollywood starlet look, this captivating coral animal satin longline bra at £12.99 with matching high waisted brief at £7.99 is a show stopper.
Broderie Anglais, a trend for the summer season, gives this longline bra (£12.99) and matching briefs (£5.99) a touch of the Southern Belles.
For those of you who prefer the classic black, add a hint of the Burlesque with a pin-tucked black chiffon flower mesh corsage bra (£12.99) and matching briefs (£5.99).
Instead of the usual red, for Valentine's day try passionate purple in sumptuous satin and delicate lace.
Or bathe yourself in a shimmering sea of turqouise with this seamed satin plunge bra (£11.99) and tie side shorts. (£5.99).
And for the dramatic finale, a combination of champagne nude overlaid with black embroidered lace is always a winner. Bra £11.99, brazilian briefs £5.99

Sunday, 23 January 2011

Nautical Times ahead with Musto SS11 collection

The nautical look is always a hit in the spring and this year is no exception. Here’s how to get the look with a touch of French Riviera elegance from Musto's SS11 collection:
Firstly the swimwear. And you can’t get any more nautical than their navy and white striped Trikini with red trimmings. The vest and bikini tops are in the trendy 70’s halter neck style and would add glamour to the classic white cotton shorts.

These shorts are slightly ribbed for texture.

And if you’re feeling a bit chilly, cover up with a navy & white striped OTH Slouch hoody.

For the evening when you’re relaxing on the dock sipping cocktails whilst the sun sets, you can't go wrong with the classic white linen pants........

....... and a Breton striped v jumper.
And for accessories - go for the yacht.

Sunday, 16 January 2011

Make a Splash in New Look's Swimwear SS11 Collection

Now Christmas and New Year festivities feel like months ago, thoughts turn to the summer and what to wear on the beach.

New Look forecast the inspirational 70’s to raise the temperature bringing a a sunny and smouldering hot look.
The sizzling halter neck is the key look, on triangle string bikinis with their matching tie-side bottoms and ....

....the cutaway one piece in hot batik prints.

Animal prints are still raoming free and basking in the sun, so stretch your feline body on the beach in this leopard print bikini.

Make frothy white waves in Broderie Anglais, one of the key trends this season.

Or rise goddess like from the foamy blue seas in this jewelled print blue and white cutout swimsuit.

Which ever style you choose don't forget the obligatory 70's wide floppy hat - looking oh so French Riviera chic here in monochrome.

And the kaftan style cover up with its wide bell sleeves.

Saturday, 8 January 2011

Melvita Bio-Excellence Beauty Range- to smooth those winter blues

The combination of cold weather and central heating are playing havoc with our skin causing it to dehydrate and redness to increase. The French organic beauty brand, Melvita , have come up with the Bio-Excellence beauty range especially to combat these bad effects of the winter weather.

Bio-Excellence Moisturising Serum.
Containing the essential oil of Everlasting flowers sounds promising – just the name gives hope. And apparently it lives up to its reputation with anti-ageing properties.  Combined with the smoothing properties of Beech Buds , the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles are reduced. 
Also in this beauty garden are the moisturising and cooling properties of Aloe Vera .
Not forgetting the fruit cocktail anti-oxidant properties of Cranberry, raspberry and black currant, lemon pectin topped with honey.
Mouth watering? Maybe not, but skin hydrating ?Yes.

Bio-Excellence Extraordinary Day Cream
This  rich and ultra-creamy texture is especially designed to suit skin that is prone to dryness during the winter.
Combining the anti-ageing Olive Squalane with softening mango and cocoa butters, anti-oxiding action of pomegranate and manganese, plus Aloe Vera and Linden water for sensitive skin.
Although rich, the smooth cream is mattifying so no shininess.

Bio-Excellence Rxtraordinary Night Cream
Whilst you are sleeping, this cream gets to work and targets the skin when it is at its peak repairing phrase.
Its innovative formula includes the magical ingredient of moonstone powder with its regenerating properties. The potassium rich blue stone is known to hold ‘all the powers of the night’.
Adding to the magic are the nutritive and softening properties of the Butterfly Lavender, Marula – an oil used by the Tsonga women of S Africa and Mozambique as a body lotion, olive and argan oils found only on the Moroccan coast. This ‘gold from Morocco’ is rich in Vitamin E, phenols, carotenes, squalene and essential fatty acids.
Wake up in the morning feeling radiant.

Bio-Excellence Eye Contour Care
They say the eyes are the windows of the soul. Then we need to make sure the frame doesn’t let us down.
The gel contains Aloe Vera, caffeine, willow bark and phospholipid complex for an immediate tensing effect. Whilst chlorella, a blue micro-algae goes to work on tackling any dark circles,  the Arabic Acacia gum and Rhizobium on their lifting effects, and Centella Asiatica on its restructuring benefits.
Refreshing cornflower, camomile and orange floral waters bring calming decongestant properties.

Other Bio-Excellence products available are:
Uldtra Gentle Cleansing Milk
Day Fluid
Facial Scrub
Micellar Toner

You’ll be forgiven if you have not heard of this brand before because they only came to our shores early this year.  They have a wonderful shop in Covent Garden (19 Slingsby Place, St Martin’s Courtyard, London WC2E 9AB) or you can purchase these products online

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