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How to Dress to “Lose” 10 Pounds

Saturday, November 14th, 2009

Look slimmer

You made a plan to lose weight, but what can you do in the mean time? You can dress 10 pounds thinner. Here are a few tips so you can dress 10 pounds thinner.

A-line skirt to look slimmer

A-Line Skirt - Try a simple A-line cut in a stretch blend, a wide waistband holds in the stomach, while the A shape creates a smooth line to disguise full thighs.

High heels to look slimmer

Get thin quick tip - Slip on high heels that match your skin tone, which will make you look longer and leaner because there’s no contrasting color to break up the leg line.

one solid color to look slimmer

• Wear one solid color from head to toe. Preferably, dark colors like black or navy. This will lengthen your body making you appear leaner and taller.

Super wide belts to look slimmer

Super wide belts are wonderful. Wide belts will help cinch you in and create a spectacular hourglass shape. Choose a fun bright color that puts a break in your outfit. For instance, if you choose an all black outfit, choose a bright pink or bright yellow belt to wear around your waist.

slimming neckline to look slimmer

• Choose a slimming neckline pick a top that draws attention UP. V-neck’s will draw people’s attention to your face and away from what you may consider trouble areas. So, for example, pick a V-neck and flared leg trouser pants to generate the idea that you have longer legs and a smaller waist.

empire westline to look slimmer

• If you choose to wear a dress pick one that is knee length and an empire waistline. Empire waistlines move smoothly over your stomach and fits closely at the smallest part of the upper body. These types of dresses tend to look flattering on almost everyone.

Know your ‘type’ of wedding gowns

Monday, June 30th, 2008
by Ann

The first thing you should do when shopping for your wedding dress is decide which style of gown you prefer. Some styles are better suited for particular body types.

Whether you are short, tall, thin or curvy, you will be a beautiful bride.

Here are the five basic styles of wedding gowns.

A-Line (Princess)

A-line dresses are fitted around the bodice and flow outward to the ground, resemblingA-Line the shape of an uppercase A.

There is no marked waist or other cuts in the structure of the gown. A-line gowns can be short (above the knee) or flow all the way to the ground and include a long train.

A-line dresses are ideal for many body types. The long, continuous lines elongate a shorter bride. The A-line skirt slims and hides a heavier lower body.

Fairy Tale WeddingBall Gowns
Ball Gowns

Ball gowns will remind you of fairy tales. The bodice is fitted and the skirt is very full.

These type of gowns are very formal. Ball gowns come with a variety of different necklines and sleeve lengths - including sleeveless. Ball gowns can be worn with or without a train.

Ball gowns are best for slender figures or pear-shapes, as the full skirt hides large hips and thighs.

Column (Sheath)Column (Sheath)

The column wedding dress has a very slim shape that flows straight down from neckline to hemline.

These type of gowns are normally floor length and can be worn at casual or extravagant weddings, depending on the fabric.

Column gowns are best for thin brides. The straight design does not allow to hide many body flaws. This kind of dress looks especially nice on short, lean women, as it elongates their silhouette.


The empire gown has a raised waistline that begins right below the bust. From there, the dress flows toward outward to the floor. Traditionally, the empire dress has a square neckline.

This design is very versatile and comes in a variety of skirt styles from contouring to A-shape. Sleeves vary from sleeveless to flowing, bell styles.

Empire dresses can be worn at outdoor, casual weddings, as well as fancy church affairs. Though it is nice for any body type, the empire gown is especially fitting for small breasted women.


The mermaid dress looks exactly as the name indicates. The dress is contoured against the body all the way to the knee. Then the gown flares out to the hem.

This style is considered the sexiest of the five basic wedding gown types. Because it hugs the body, you must be very confident to wear this style.

The mermaid gown is normally worn by slender women. However if you love your curvy figure and want to flaunt it, this dress may be for you.

Ways to protect yourself from sun during picnic

Friday, June 20th, 2008
by Ann

Summer is the ideal season to go outdoors and have fun with the kids, family, friends and even pets. It is the time when you go to beaches, have picnics and enjoy frolicking under the sun. Although summer is a great time to go out and have fun, it is also important that you do not forget to protect yourself and your family from the sun.

The most common conditions that are caused by overexposure to sunshine are prickly heat and sunburn. Although these two conditions are benign, they can still be trulySunshine annoying. Prickly heat can be terribly itchy and scratching the area affected could lead to wounds and infection. Sunburn, on the other hand, can result in the formation of blisters, which are also prone to infection.

It is important to note that prolonged or frequent exposure to the sun’s rays can lead to skin aging. Skin blemishes, discoloration, and formation of age spots and wrinkles on the face, hands and arms are some of the ill-effects of unprotected sun exposure. If you think that your skin–particularly in the eye area–seems to develop fine lines and wrinkles prematurely, then you need to start findings ways in which you can protect yourself from the harmful rays of the sun. Following are some tips on how you can protect yourself and your loved ones from the sun’s rays while you enjoy the outdoors.

Know When to Stay IndoorsStay Indoro

If you want to lessen your exposure to the sun’s rays, you better stay indoors from ten in the morning until two in the afternoon. This is the time when the sun is at its hottest; so you do not want to be swimming, playing games or doing any outdoor activity at these times. Try to schedule your activities early morning so you can still reap the benefits from the sun.

Drink Lots of Water

During the summer months, people tend to sweat and expel a lot of fluids. Since water is Drink lots of waterimportant in many bodily functions, including the moisturizing the skin from within, you need to make sure that you drink plenty of water during this season.

If you are on a beach or exposed to the sun, it would be better to drink at least two to four glasses of liquids per hour. However, make sure that you stay away from caffeine-rich beverages and alcohol; such beverages are diuretics and can make you lose instead of keep fluids inside your body.

Apply Sun Block
Apply sunblock
If you have to go out, always remember to wear sun block, preferably with a sun protection factor of 30 and above. Make sure that the product you are using shields you from both the UVA and UVB rays of the sun.

There are many sunscreen and sun block lotions available in the market. However, you need waterproof sun protection cream when you are going to swim or basking on the beach. Furthermore, you need to reapply your sunscreen as often as possible for continued protection.
Use A Hat and Sun Glasses

Many people are not fond of hats, sun visors and sunglasses because they think that these things are hamperiUse a Hat and Sunglassesng their style. However, these accessories are important because they can shield you from direct exposure to the sun. Besides, they also protect your eyes. The skin around the eyes is very sensitive so just a little exposure to the sun without protection can cause skin discoloration, wrinkles and dryness.

Use Moisturizer

When you reach the age of 30, you should start using moisturizer for your face to keep your skin hydrated, especially during the summer months. It is also important that you use an eye cream, to counter the effects of skin aging that sun exposure might bring to the eye area.


Beware… are you using bad conversational manners?

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008

Use proper Body language

I was doing a bit of grocery shopping today and I got hit on twice in less than a minute.

No problem with me, they’re just barking up the wrong tree.

The thing is when I walked away from both of them all I could think was, “Man, those were some creepy dudes.”

And no, it wasn’t because they were gay. I don’t care what side of the toast you butter, as long as it makes you happy.

Nope, they gave me the heeby jeebies because of a common mistake most people make when they first have a conversation with someone.

And fixing this one little thing could mean being as popular as the high school quarterback instead of as outcast as the kid whose parents are hippies and don’t believe in deodorant.

Just read on and I’ll explain.

First guy walks up to me and says, “That’s a nice tattoo on your leg.” and smiles. Then he says, “Are you an artist?”

“At one time I was.” I reply.

“Cool, what do you do now?” He asks.

“I’m a writer.”

“Oh, wow. I used to teach music in high school. So, do you live around here?”

“Nope. Nice talking to you. Have a good night.” And I was out.

What happened here, and what made me think this guy was a weirdo, was that his questions didn’t naturally flow from one to the next.

There was no transition.

He went from asking my job, to telling me his job, to asking where I lived. It was like a game of twenty questions.

The funny thing is I would of gladly talked for a while with him if he would ofmade a natural transition from question to question. But instead he came off as a big scatterbrained weirdo.

Now, how about a better way to start a conversation. One that won’t leave the person thinking you’re dumber than a hairless beach ape.

Well, you can help yourself more than you realize if you follow the Fearless Living Challenge.

You begin by learning the two best ways to start a conversation. If you’re willing to do so you’ll be able to hold anyones attention, anywhere.

Stop worrying how to be funny, not knowing what to say, and rejection. Follow the secret of the Fearless Living Challenge. So easy to follow virtually everyone gets better at talking skills almost immediately.

Regardless of your age, in just 15 minutes each day, you can…

- Learn how to use transitions to make a conversation flow.

- Discover the easy way to make friends.

- Know the 3 questions to use to build an emotional bond.

- Make people feel good when you talk to them.

- Use the 10 second formula for starting a conversation with anyone, anywhere.

- Be popular instead of a wallflower.

- Eliminate shyness in under 30 seconds.

- Easily remember funny stories and jokes, in minutes.

Use proper Body language

Dressing ettiquets for job interview

Friday, May 30th, 2008
by Ann

If an employer looks forward to you to dress a certain way when you work in their building and represent their company, why wouldn’t they expect you to follow a dress code for interview? The fact of the matter is that they do, and if you don’t dress accordingly, you may not get hired.Why should your dress reveal your desire to succeed? You want to show your potential boss that you take the interview process seriously and that you will be just as serious about your job. Worried about overdressing? Don’t. Employers expect you to dress in your finest. Overdressing is impossible when you’re trying to secure employment.Business apparel for any type of job interview is necessary. Even if you will not be required todress appropriately dress up for the particular job you are applying for, you should still dress up for your interview. Choose professional, conservative attire. Avoid plunging necklines and outfits that are too tight or too revealing. Choose colors that are muted. Make sure that your clothes are freshly laundered and free of wrinkles. Never wear clothes with holes or stains, and pay close attention to your personal grooming as well. Take care when selecting makeup, fragrances and jewelry.

Following a dress code for interview involves a lot more than picking out an outfit. Accessories are equally vital. Pay attention to everything that you put dress appropriatelyon your body including your shoes and jewelry choices. Wear dress shoes instead of tennis shoes and choose dressy, non-flashy jewelry.

While we’re on the topic of jewelry, let’s take a moment to talk about piercing and other types of body adornments. Always choose jewelry and adornments that will not detract from your professional appearance. You may need to remove some piercing such as facial piercing. Tattoos and certain hair styles may also be offensive to some. Wear clothes that cover tattoos and try to choose conservative hairstyles and colors while you are looking for a job.

When choosing your dress code for interview, take into consideration parts of your appearance that you wish to downplay. For example: If you have a distracting scar, you may wish to conceal it. While employers will not discriminate against a scar, it might divert them from hearing and seeing what an ideal job candidate you really are.

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