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  1. Neckline Guide

    August 14, 2017 by barbara

    For those who are not sure which neckline is which, here is a useful guide.   I like bateau and V – neck.  Bateau neckline is also known as Boat Neckline and it is great with most neck types.  The bateau sits closer to the neck and creates volume and bulk.  A lifesaver for women with small bust as it creates an illusion of a bigger bust. A note of advice – It is better not to wear any jewellery when your top has a bateau neckline.  What is your favourite?

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    image via Pinterest

  2. Style Tips – How To Tuck In A Shirt

    July 21, 2017 by barbara

    Do you know that by changing the way you cuff up your jeans or tuck in your top can make your outfit look fresh and refreshing?  Here is an easy way to spruce your outfit by tucking in your shirt or loose top – The Half Tuck.  It adds a unique sense of style to an outfit.

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    via Advicefromtwentysomething.com

  3. Best Hacks To Remove Common Stains

    July 18, 2017 by barbara

    Here are a few ways to remove common stains in a jiffy. Try it and let me know how it goes.

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  4. Simple Ways To Make Your Shopping Addiction Easier To Manage

    June 12, 2017 by barbara

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    When you love shopping, you can often find that your passion goes from somewhat normal to over the top in no time at all. Although you may feel like you have a hold on how often you shop, things can be a little crazy. Whether you find yourself hitting the stores every day, endlessly buying gifts for people, or making online orders multiple times each week, you might want to see if you can reign it in a little. But how do you go about doing that?

    Sometimes, you can feel as if you don’t have a problem, or you could stop shopping if you really wanted to, but it isn’t always that easy. Shopping can be a true addiction, just like anything else. So, to ensure that you’re managing your urges to shop in the most efficient way, it’s time to take action. And if you need a little help in doing that, these handy pointers should start you off on the right foot.

    Do You Have A Problem?

    The first part of the process that you need to address is often the hardest. Even if you don’t feel as if your shopping is that problematic, you really do need to consider if you have a shopping problem. Being a shopaholic can seem like a lot of fun. But, those highs you feel when you’re swiping your credit card can often come crashing down when you receive the bills! So, to start managing your habit, be honest with yourself about your potential problem.

    Work Out What You Spend

    Next, you’re going to want to really face the music by looking at what you spend. Off the top of your head, do you know what you usually spend on your shopping altogether each month? Groceries, clothing, shoes, beauty supplies – all of it. Sometimes, you may feel like it’s just a few hundred dollars, but it can actually be shockingly a lot more. And now’s the time to find out.

    Create A Budget

    When you’re uncovered the amounts that you’re actually spending each month, it’s time to start setting yourself a budget. It’s important to do this based on what you earn, what you have to pay on bills, and what savings you need to make. Then, you can see what’s left to spend on shopping. If you have been spending more than what you earn, this step will be the most important of all.

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    Use Cash

    If you find that you’re all too tempted to swipe your credit card all of the time, you might benefit from trying to use cash instead. When you have to pay in cash, it feels more real. When you have a set amount of money in your wallet, you definitely think twice before spending it. Because you can see it and feel it, you’re more aware than when it’s gone; it’s gone. So working with cash can often mean that you spend a lot more wisely.

    Write Everything Down

    Just like you went through your expenditure to find out just how much you were really spending, it may help you going forwards to start tracking what you spend. Not only should you record all of your shopping purchases, but everything from your rent and groceries to coffees and car payments. Tracking your spending can often be a great way to cut down. Not only can you be shocked by how much you’re spending, but you can start to control what you’re spending it on.

    Set Yourself A Limit

    As you start to write everything down, you should know what you’re roughly spending on what each and every month. Alongside having a budget, you might also find it useful to have spending limits. Say you have a $200 budget to shop with each month, why not then set limits on what that can go towards? If you find yourself continuously buying beauty products that you just don’t use, set yourself a limit of X amount of dollars that you can’t go over every month. It might sound restrictive, but it can help you to manage your spending well.

    Have A One For One Rule

    Another way to make sure that all of your purchases count, is to have a one for one rule. You may be tempted to buy that gorgeous dress that just caught your eye and looks great on, but you will think twice about doing it if you know that you’re going to have to throw something out that you already own. By committing to throwing things out whenever you buy anything new, it really does mean that you have to be 100% certain of the things you’re planning on buying.

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    Use Gift Cards

    If you’re not keen on using cash, you might want to think about using gift cards instead. It may sound crazy, but when you load money onto a gift card, you really do have a limit. You can even choose your stores, visit Cards2Cash for ideas on what you can get so that you’re taking back more control of where your spend. And because you have a limit, you know that once you’ve spent it, it really is gone.

    Be Transparent

    One of the ways you can really make sure that you’re taking back control of your spending it to be completely open and honest about it. Whether you have a problem or feel like you may have had one in the past, by telling your friends and family about it, you’re now held accountable. Being transparent with them means that you can no longer hide purchases, so you have to make sure that everything you buy is worth it and justified.

    Cut Up Your Cards

    This may not work for everyone, but if you really feel like you have a problem and you can’t get control of it, you might want to think about cutting up your cards. When you spend on credit cards or store cards, just because you can, you can often find that you get into debt super easily. But, if you cut up your cards, you can stop that from happening, or nip it in the bud before it gets any worse.


  5. Expiration Dates For Beauty Products

    March 6, 2017 by barbara

    Are you someone who loves buying beauty products and have tons of them at home?  Do you know that your makeup and beauty products have expiration dates?  Don’t worry if you have been slathering yourself with expired moisturizers or using eyeliners that have expired.  It is not as bad as drinking spoilt milk *chuckle* I always follow this rule – “If it smells funky, chuck it”.  Below is a list of expiration dates for the beauty products.  Time to spring clean that make-up bag of yours.

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  6. The Perfect Necklace For A Perfect Neckline

    March 2, 2017 by barbara

    I love accessorizing my outfit with statement necklace. There are times when I spend a good half an hour deciding which necklace goes well with the clothes I am wearing.  I just found this quick tips in Pinterest on the perfect necklace for a perfect neckline.  It is certainly a lot easier to find the right match.

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  7. How To Get Rid of Oily Hair

    February 19, 2017 by barbara

    When you are press for time and your hair is greasy or oily, here is a simple trick you can do to keep your hair looking fresh.  Just sprinkle a bit of baby powder on your hair and gently massage it into your scalp.  Then comb your hair until the powder is no longer visible.  Easy peasy right?  The baby powder will soak in the oil fairly well.   With this quick freshening up trick, you do not have to wash your hair daily.  Another good option is to use corn flour.

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    images via Abeautifulmess.com

  8. How To Look Effortlessly Chic?

    February 10, 2017 by barbara

    Sometimes I wonder why some people can look so effortlessly chic.  These people are often in their denim and a shirt or even a sweatshirt but they really look fashionable.  I know this is a silly though but I have been thinking about it for a while.  How does one pull off a chic look together without much effort?  Does a person have to be slim in order to pull off an effortless style?  I read somewhere that it is important to have a set of efficient wardrobe.  Key fashion pieces are important such as a few pairs of nice pants, denim, tailored tops, statement necklaces and shoes. Classic pieces that fit well, flatter your body and can be mixed and matched easily are all we need.

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    Time to give my wardrobe a makeover soon!

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  9. How To Choose The Perfect Pair of Jeans

    December 19, 2016 by barbara

    I love wearing jeans as they can hide my flaws. I feel insecure with my belly so it is important that I find the right pair of jeans that will accentuate my best features without drawing attention to my midsection.   Although style experts have cautioned against wearing skinny jeans for those who are looking to hide the stomach, I still find they can hide my tummy well.  Choosing a dark colour skinny jeans and pairing with long blouses that cover the hips will flatter the figure and hide the tummy.

    Here are a few charts from Brightside.me that can help to find the perfect pair of jeans for women with different shapes.

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  10. How To Accessorize Necklines

    December 13, 2016 by barbara

    Do you always find yourself looking through your drawers to find the perfect necklace to match you top but in the end, you just end up not wearing any necklaces?  This is actually a very common problem faced by the women.   I often have trouble looking for the right necklaces when wearing collar, boat neck or scoop neck.  Well, worry no more as you can simply follow this guide which I found on Pinterest.  It shows how to accessorize different necklines with different necklaces.

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