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Here are four easy and affordable ways to incorporate the latest trends into your wardrobe:
1. Make a statement with must-have colors—amber, burgundy and orange. Found in everyday essentials such as denim, handbags and scarves, they’re easy to incorporate into any look.
2. The ‘70s continue to be popular with vintage-inspired styles from soft, sheer blouses to flattering wide-leg pants.
3. Add luxe details for less with faux-fur and shearling accents.
4. Stay cozy with reinvented sweater styles, including ponchos and long cardigans.
Find these seasonal trends and more at Kohl’s and www.Kohls.com from the portfolio of national and exclusive brands, including Jennifer Lopez, LC Lauren Conrad, ELLE, Daisy Fuentes, Dana Buchman and Levi’s.
* Don’t wait. Leave the December binge/January purge cycle behind. If you tend to blow off moderation in favor of “treating” yourself and justifying poor choices, it’s time to reframe your approach. Vow to conquer the holidays in healthy ways. Start by taking the initiative to cook holiday meals so you can prepare healthy options, and during the party circuit, don’t succumb to the pressure to indulge. “Learn to say no thank you,” says Tom Nikkola, director of nutrition and weight management for Life Time Fitness. “Not ‘No thank you, I’m on a diet,’ or ‘No thank you, I’m trying to stick to my nutrition plan,’ because friends might give you a hard time and egg you on.”
AGOURA HILLS,– The cost of gold wedding bands has more than doubled over the past couple of years, and consumers have responded by switching to lower-cost rings made of titanium, cobalt, tungsten and other alternative materials.
“In a nod to consumer demand, manufacturers have shown a lot of creativity by offering wedding bands and other jewelry made from a variety of non-traditional metals,” says Michael Lebowitz, who has worked in jewelry retailing, wholesaling and consulting for more than 40 years. ”
On the other hand, he cautions, uncertainties associated with some of these metals—such as whether they can be resized, are prone to scratching or breaking, or have been designed in ways that are too fashion-forward—are a real concern. As a result, shoppers should ask hard questions about non-traditional rings, both in face-to-face meetings with trusted jewelers and by using the Internet to do their own research. PRNewswire
Indivijual Custom Eyewear Solves Hard-to-fit problems
Every face can be perfectly fitted with eyeglasses that are flattering and functional. Indivijual Custom Eyewear designs and hand crafts a custom eyeglass or sunglass frame for each individual client. Each frame is sculpted to order, based on each client’s unique physical attributes and personal style. Starting with classic shapes, Indivijual’s artists and engineers subtly perfect the lines, the thicknesses, the size and the fit in order to frame a client’s face as a work of art to enhance their look.
Indivijual has developed technology that solves hard-to-fit problems and provides unparalleled precision in the fit of the custom frame. They even create a mold of your nose to assure that your custom design is a perfect fit.
Indivijual’s custom designed, hand-crafted frames start at $745. Most people have a closet full of clothes they only wear a few times a month. Eyeglasses are something that you put on your face every day.
For more info: www.indivijual.com
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When considering an electric trimmer, be sure to get one that has the power, precision, design and run-time to easily maintain your facial hair style.
1. Before you trim, comb hair straight using a narrow-tooth comb.
2. For most facial hair styles, start by outlining and shaping the hair.
3. Use a slightly shorter length underneath the jawline, as hair tends to grow thicker there than on the cheeks and chin.
4. For lining up the hairline, start in the center and work toward each ear.
5. Remember, it’s about personal style. Experiment with different facial hair styles and shapes to see what best suits your face.
More tips and information are also at www.wahlnation.com
(NAPSI)— The Problem
A survey by the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) found that 50 percent of Americans have experienced foot pain or discomfort at some point. Improper footwear is often a chief cause of this pain and many types of flip-flops can directly cause foot problems.
The podiatrists point out five things:
1. Your flip-flops should never be able to bend or twist except to follow the foot.
2. High-quality soft leather minimizes the potential for blisters and other irritation, especially compared to rubber.
3. Make sure your feet don’t hang off the edge of the shoe, making your toes easy targets for stubbing, cuts and scrapes.
4. Don’t wear flip-flops while doing yard work, playing sports or walking long distances.
5. Quality flip-flops provide built-in arch support to cushion your feet. Lack of arch support can lead to a number of foot health problems.
“Nonsupportive flip-flops cause a common foot injury known as plantar fasciitis, an inflammation of the tissue along the bottom of the foot and the heel,” explains podiatrist Phillip J. Vasyli. “Flip-flops leave feet prone to common muscle overuse injuries, which can be easily prevented with the right footwear.”
As you slather on sunscreen to protect your skin this summer, don’t forget to protect your eyes. Unlike other parts of your body, your eye’s lens does not repair itself when damaged by the sun’s rays — eventually this can lead to permanent eye damage.
“While intense UV exposure can cause temporary ‘sunburn’ on the eye’s surface, an even graver concern is cumulative, long-term effects,” said Richard P. Mills, MD in Seattle, Wash. “UV-A and B rays actually penetrate the cornea and damage the lens and retina, leading to increased risk for cataract and macular degeneration, so protection and getting an eye exam are vitally important.”
EyeCare America, a public service program of the Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, provides eye exams and care at no out-of-pocket cost to people 65 and older. The eye exams are provided by a corps of nearly 7,000 volunteer ophthalmologists across the U.S. and in Puerto Rico. To see if you are eligible to receive a referral for an eye exam and care, visit www.eyecareamerica.org. This online referral center also enables friends and family members to find out instantly if their loved ones are eligible to be matched with one of EyeCare America’s volunteer ophthalmologists.
To protect your eyes this summer, EyeCare America offers the following advice:
When to wear sunglasses. Sunglasses should be worn anytime you are outdoors, particularly under these circumstances:
* During the summer, when the level of ultraviolet radiation (UVA and UVB) is at least three times higher than during the winter;
* When at the beach or in the water;
* When participating in winter sports, especially at high altitudes;
* When using medications that can cause photosensitivity.
Taking measures to protect your eyes from the sun, as well as getting eye conditions detected early through an eye exam, can help slow or prevent total vision loss from diseases such as macular degeneration and cataracts. But not everyone has insurance or can afford eye exams, so visit eyecareamerica.org to see if you are eligible for an eye exam and care at no out-of-pocket cost.
While beach and traffic conditions might be out of your hands, your choices in the laundry room do affect the fit and feel of your favorite bathing suit.
“Bathing suits and gym shorts are designed to take a beating and get tossed into lockers or beach bags,” said Tremitchell Wright of the Institute of Fabric Science. “However, even the nicest athletic gear can’t survive the wrong laundry cycle or additive. People should maintain their summer clothing like they would their favorite jeans or dress.”
The Institute of Fabric Science provides the following tips for athletes hoping to keep their clothing in good shape:
For Swimwear: Always follow the label’s instructions. In general, swimwear is best washed in warm or cold water on a gentle cycle, if not by hand. Chlorine bleach should only be used when necessary, as it may cause yellowing.
You can toss swimwear into the dryer, but choose a low heat setting on a permanent press cycle that includes a cool-down. Promptly remove the swimsuit to prevent wrinkling.
“In regards to swimwear, the key is to prevent shrinkage and wrinkles, since it is composed of nylon,” said Wright.
For Athletic Wear: Wash athletic wear in warm water, and tumble it dry on a low heat setting while the dryer drum is cool. Avoid liquid chlorine bleach, as it can lead to fiber breakage.
“Athletic wear is composed of lycra and spandex materials, so proper care maintains a comfortable stretch and elasticity,” explained Wright.
For more information, visit www.instituteoffabricscience.com.
Style expert Lilliana Vazquez of CheapChicas.com offers helpful hints for how to look sensational:
• Add pops of color: A bright clutch, belt or bracelet can be an easy way to make an outfit fresh.
• Keep warm and stay chic: On cool summer nights, instead of a cardigan, try a long-sleeved polo shirt for a casual evening or a blazer for a nice dinner.
• Complement your complexion: Coral and peach lipstick shades are flattering and on trend this season.
• Achieve smooth skin that lasts: Removing hair at home can be an inexpensive and convenient way to stay smooth. Lilliana’s pick is Nair Cool Gel, a new depilatory that not only removes hair but also provides a unique cooling hydration that is perfect for summer. Plus, the result is smooth radiant skin. This summer, the maker of Nair is also hosting a contest for women and men, the Nair Step Out Challenge. Try one of the new Nair products and share your experience for instant music prizes and a chance to win a two-day weekend concert getaway.
Visit www.NairChallenge.com for more details.
NORTH BERGEN, N.J., – With winter a thing of the past and beach season upon us, our skin will be exposed to the sun and summer elements more than in recent months. To take good care of your skin, check out these hot products from The Vitamin Shoppe!
- Exfoliate: This past winter was harsh on all of us, especially on our skin, that’s why you’ll want to exfoliate that layer of dry and dull skin. If your skin is feeling dry, go for a body scrub. For every day use, try a body polish which will be gentler on your skin and keep you looking and feeling smooth and radiant. Almond, Honey, Shea, or Olive Scrubs are all great for your skin, as well as fruit acids which help to gently brighten skin for a healthy glow. A great product to try is 100% Pure Cosmetics Honey Almond Body Scrub.
- Cleanse: Cleaning your skin is essential to your health as it washes away the dirt and sweat that can build up during the day. Try Vitamin C W/Coq10 Facial Cleanser from Beauty Without Cruelty for that gentle and refreshing clean feeling.
- Moisturize: Hydrating your skin is key to keeping it looking healthy and vibrant. A liquid lotion can be applied in the morning and evening. Try Kiss My Face Everyday Spf 15 Moisturizer for healthy skin and protection from the sun’s harmful rays. If your skin is looking especially dry, you’ll want to go for a thicker cream such as the 100% Pure Cosmetics Honey Almond Body Cream. Also, try to eat plenty of organic fruits and vegetables and drink water to keep your body hydrated.
- After Sun Care: You will want to soothe your skin once you are out of the sun. Look for products containing Aloe Vera, Cocoa, Shea or Mango Butters. Robert Bishop, Natural Bath and Beauty Expert for The Vitamin Shoppe, suggests using Millcreek’s 99% Aloe Vera Gel. By using the best products, summer should be a breeze for your skin!