Is Your Hair High Maintenance? Here’s the Lowdown on what’s in for Spring.

Sleek Bob

Your hair can either be your “crowning glory” or simply, a mess. Your lifestyle plays a huge part in determining whether you can handle a high-maintenance “do” or whether you need low maintenance.

Low maintenance styles are generally those that are long layered haircut s that will grow out without much maintenance . You can often go 6-8 weeks between cuts. For many women, mid-length hair styles are a good, stylish option. Shoulder length hair styles are low maintenance but they also prove very versatile.

TIP:  If you like bangs, opt for a side-swept style.

Higher maintenance styles such as short, short cuts and “bobs”  need  4 to 6 week  salon visits. Ask your stylist to help you decide if your bob should be soft or blunt. If you want bangs, remember that full bangs across the forehead will need frequent, regular trims.


1. This spring, buns  and pony tails go low and make a shift to the nape of the neck.

2. 70s fringe and full front bangs are very of-the-moment.  ( are you saying too trendy?)))

3. Extreme side parts no matter what length of hair you have.  (((Are you saying do or do not do extreme parts or are they in style)

4.  Check out a layered shirt hairstyle. They are  very elegant and suit almost everyone . They’re easy to care for so if you have a busy lifestyle and want something totally different this might be for you.

5.  The inverted bob is definitely back and staying with us.

Designing your own collection

Do you know know your own style, and what are the wardrobe items  that always make you feel  and look fabulous.

The Classics — These are the pieces that should have an interesting silhouette yet be stylish and timeless. They should comprise  80% of your wardrobe.

Luxury Items: We all need those expensive pieces that allow us to get away with wearing less expensive items. Your Lux items should be handbags,shoes,over coat or  a trench,and of course the emergency LBD little black dress.

Investment Pieces :Every women should have are your basics and they should include fabrics that can be worn all year round,Colors that mix well together,pieces that can go from day to night,fabrics that don’t wrinkle easily .

Bold Basics: The Color or Pattern: Your investment pieces will tend to be in the darker color palette so it is important to add some unexpected color or pattern when you can.

Tips : purchase Garments that have stretch in them such as a wool jersey they are comfortable to wear ,Travel well,and help when you have gained a few extra pounds.

Edgy/Trendy pieces:

Edgy and trendy should  be comprise 20% of your wardrobe.

Edgy Items:  These are items that add a point of interest to your over all look, it is important to note that to many points of interest will give you a tacky over done look so only add one edgy piece per look.

Trendy Items: These are items that you should not spend a lot of money on they are pieces that will only be in style for one season, they are what we call disposable clothing.

Safe Buys: Edgy and Trendy purchases are pieces such as belts,scarves,a print,hat,footwear,and jewelry,gloves,hose.

All Natural face

A Natural Fresh Face: Rosewater and Glycerin is one of those underestimated homemade concoctions you would probably look past in your grandmother’s make-up cabinet, but the all-natural formula is a treat for your skin! Spritz the product a couple of times on the face before applying lotion for a soothing mist that helps to revitalize and moisturize the skin. You can also spray it on the face after you apply make-up to help the make-up settle into the skin .You can find rosewater and glycerin at your local health food store, at a steal at under $10 per bottle! Grab a bottle – your skin will thank you.
Mineral oil, a is one of the best functioning skin care ingredients that’s been used in cosmetics for over 100 years.  It is one of the original ‘all natural’ products.  It’s a MYTH that it’s a petroleum byproduct and therefore harmful for your skin.  The mineral oil that’s used in the cosmetic industry is highly refined and purified.  Its purity is regulated by the FDA and other international regulatory agencies.

Quick Tips

Re using powder puffs and sponges..

You can re – use your dirty powder puffs and sponges, place the dirty ones in a net wash bag and wash them in a gentle cold cycle using a gentle detergent. You should only wash sponges and puffs once or twice after that they tend to fall apart.

Keep your jewelry organized

Repurpose old gross grain ribbon. This is a great way to keep your pendants,rings and earrings organized. Attach your pierced earrings on the ribbon and either hang the ribbon up using a thumb tack and placing it on a cork board or drap the ribbon. With your rings and pendants thread them threw a ribbon and tie a bow drap the ribbon or attach the ribbon to a cork board with a thumb tack.

NEED TO RELAX.. Soak those tired feet

LET’S TALK TIRED FEET …and take a few minutes to relax..

Here are two easy recipes that use items you have in your kitchen cupboard..


What you need,Sea Salt/Epson Salts soak your tired ,fatigued,itchy and burning feet.  Use a mixture of 1/2 water to 1/2 sea salt or epson salts. Soak your feet for 20 mins. dry .



What you need, Used Tea Bags, save all your used teas bags ! herbal,green peppermint,etc. Tea has a anti-microbial effect on the feet, this treatment will also help athlete’s feet,and cracked heels. Place 5 tea bags in warm water to hot water feel better fast and enjoy the herbal aroma let soak for 20 mins,dry.

Spa Week Is Coming April 11 – 17 2011

Spa week April 11 – 17.

At a very affordable $50.00 you can try a treatment that you had only been dreaming about having . Many  Spa’s may have been out of your price range and Spa Week gives you the opportunity to try out new Spa’s and Services that might have been out of your price range previously.

Check in your area to see what Spa’s are participating in Spa Week..and take advantage of all the services offered at a great price. Imagine getting your skin in tip top shape,relax your tired muscles or remove unwanted hair…There are so many treatments available that you are sure to find something that you have been longing to try out.


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