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It’s that time of year as August comes to an end and September begins that we officially start thinking about fall.  But fall is not just about back to school clothes it is about change and a fresh start.  The change could be in hair color, skin care or clothes. People start nesting for winter and reenter the kitchen with fall baking and seeking out cozy options.  Fall is a reminiscent time of year and can also bring new beginnings for families, friends and coworkers that can help set the stage for the rest of the year. Here are some

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Strange Beauty Practices from Around the World

“If the path be beautiful, let us not ask where it leads.” Anatole France In a world where the perception of what is truly beautiful varies, it comes as no surprise that the methods of achieving beauty also vary greatly. In the West, we have become accustomed to thinking that practices such as sucking fat from the body (liposuction), injecting poison into the skin (Botox®) and subjecting the skin to lasers (Dermabrasion) are normal. We never consider how bizarre these practices must seem to other cultures with different standards of beauty. So, which beauty practices in other cultures seem equally

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Beauty Secrets of a Screen Legend

For many people, screen legend Marilyn Monroe epitomizes feminine beauty. Although she was naturally beautiful and vivacious, her natural beauty was accentuated by some cosmetic practices that the icon swore by. But what are these practices and can the average woman adapt them to her own beauty regimen? Here are some makeup tips from the screen goddess herself. Never skip sunscreen: The practice of applying sunscreen – which seems obvious to us now – was something that Monroe was passionate about. In fact, Monroe once said, “Despite its great vogue in California, I don’t think suntanned skin is any more

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Yoga Must Haves and Essentials for Beginners and Beyond

Yoga must haves and essentials for beginners and beyond. Yoga can be very relaxing and a great way to help increase flexibility and strength.   It will depend on what type of class you are attending whether it is hatha, vinyasa, bikram or other options can define what you need.  We recommend trying different classes to locate one that works for you and what benefits you are trying to achieve. Here are some general things to know about going to your first yoga class or reminders if you are getting back into yoga after a break. Arrive 20 to 30 minutes early

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What to Wear to a Summer Wedding

With wedding season in full swing a frequent question is what to wear to a summer wedding? Here is a collaboration of some of our favorite dresses to wear to a summer wedding.  We opted for peach, purple and blue tones to be different and stay away from the traditional little black dress that we wore all winter long.  All of these dresses can be dressed up with high strapped heels or dressed down with wedges or sandals.  When in doubt, dress in something that makes you feel good about yourself and allows you to move freely on the dance

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New Mom Must Haves for Summer

Are you a new mom? Did you have a baby this spring or winter?  Here are some new mom must haves for looking and feeling your best this summer. Let summer be your best season yet with your baby in tow.  Select items that are on-the-go easy like a pair of pants that stretch and low wedges for good ankle support.  Try a nice lightweight flowing top or even a swim cover up to help dress up an outfit and still stay comfortable in warm weather.  Remember to wear sunscreen and protect lips with a sheer tint lip gloss with

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What to Wear – Awards Season is Here

For some of us a red carpet party is celebration that we look forward to and plan ahead for.  We may not be on the red carpet, nominated for an award or attending the after parties but we are still the fans that believe that we somehow help them get there.  Many of us have watched  awards shows since we were children and it has become tradition in the same arena as watching a sports playoff game.  We folks, awards season is upon us and we need something to wear.  Even if it is just for attending a party thrown

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What to Wear for New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve is just around the corner and we will say goodbye to 2015 and welcome in the new year.  Are you going out for New Year’s Eve on the town or to a party?  The best way to ring in the new year is to feel good about yourself and what you are wearing. The basic piece of clothing to all parties and events, is a black dress.  It can vary in cut and length and material based on your preferences.  Here is one of our favorites and we dress it up a bit by adding a pop of color

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New Year’s Coat in Winter Grey

As we say goodbye to fall fashion, winter begins today and having a winter coat is a necessity for most of us in the winter months.   If you are thinking of updating your coat closet, the latest trend is showing grey winter coats as the next fashion staple.  As we look to the New Year, and at our closet, we are putting together a vision board of what we are looking for in a new coat.  On Polyvore there are many selections to look at and review by color and style.  Here are some of our favorites with links below

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Winter Workout Clothes – Our Favorites

The winter season is upon us and as we look towards brighter, warmer seasons we are reminded that we need to stay fit and keep moving during the winter months.  Sometimes inspiration, focus and commitment can solidify by changing up workout gear.  The winter months are typically colder and darker in many areas and that can cause us to slow down and focus on being warm, cozy and comfortable.  An important aspect to staying involved and committed to your workout schedule is switching it up and changing out gear so that there are no excuses.  Find workout clothes that still allow

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Scandal: Love the show, now wear the clothes

Each season there are shows that delight each of us in our own way. Whether you like zombies, reality, suspense, comedy or drama, the new fall lineups bring new shows and the answers to shows that were on hiatus over the summer.  One show that our office talks nonstop about is Scandal on ABC and how we love Olivia Pope, her Gladiators and all the chaos in her life and she handles it. But we were overjoyed when we found out that The Limited is offering a Scandal inspired line to release at the end of September. So while we

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Fall Fashion – Is Your Wardrobe on Trend?

We like to see what is new and on target for the upcoming season but usually we hear about it too early to share.  We were so happy to see that the shade or radiant orchid was the color of the year by Pantone and our Apothederm Nourishing Serum and Facial Exfoliant Scrub are in the shade. Here is a key to this fall’s colors.  As you begin to shop in the udoming weeks and months, look at key pieces in these shades.  Consider a scarf, jacket or handbag to accentuate an already classic outfit or start a new ensemble with a blouse in Sangria

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