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Guest Contribution : Accessorize Your Eyes: Eyewear 101

If you wear eyeglasses, you know how important it is to get the right look for the image you want to project. From fun-loving to intellectual, eyewear styles can enhance your eyes, brows, and overall face to go with whatever fashion trend you are wearing. That is why it is often helpful to buy glasses online ( so many options!) so you have more than one pair of glasses on hand to go with a variety of looks that will match your mood on a given day.

However before you snag a pair of shades online, at least make sure you try them on virtually at the very least. If possible find the pairs you like online and find a retail store that carries them physically to make sure your purchase is what you expect.

Playful.

If you are ready to have fun, pick out a pair of oval-shaped shades supported by a wire rim frame to go with your casual style. Your eyelashes can be lengthened in a fun-loving shade like blue or violet to go with a pair of eye shadows like cream and aqua that will make your eyes pop, no matter their color. Rosy cheeks and lips will finish your eye-catching look that is great for sports events, parties, and social gatherings of all kinds.

Sophisticated.

When dressing for a professional job, make sure your eyewear and makeup project the look that will get you noticed by the right people for the best reasons. A pair of square or rectangular glasses in dark or tortoiseshell frames will help to make you look wise and ready to tackle any projects that come your way. Pastel eye shadow with medium-length lashes that are textured with brown or black mascara will consolidate the impression that you are ready for work while maintaining your feminine distinctiveness. Natural foundation with a soft tint to the cheeks and lips add to the polished look you are coordinating for daytime appearances.

Innovative.

For events that invite your creative side to come out, you can afford to be a little more daring with your makeup and eyewear. Try a shade lighter or darker of foundation as long as it still looks natural. Brush your cheekbones with a unique shade of blush, such as gold or rust, to accent your progressive, fashionable outfit. Line your eyes with a coordinating pencil or liquid or dot liner in the spaces between your lashes. Add extension lashes for a noticeable difference and brush them with a unique shade of mascara, such as midnight blue or violet. For eyewear consider tinted lenses that are circular, rectangular, or square, perhaps oversized or undersized, with no frames, clear frames, or colored frames that match your cosmetics and go with your outfit.

Glamorous.

Pull out the stops for your special celebration, whether it be a holiday, a birthday, or a special event like a wedding, cruise, or concert. Make it memorable by wearing a lightly tanned foundation accented by plum cheeks and lipstick. Apply gold eye shadow and consider wearing a faux nose jewel or brow jewel. Depending on the tone of the event, you can wear sequin dots in gold or a coordinating shade above your eyebrows, which should be plucked neatly and brushed with a soft brown shade. Add a rich brown eyeliner to enhance the gold shadow, and for your lash extensions apply gold-tinged dark mascara, or tip the ends with golden eye shadow. Eyewear can be slender rectangular lenses in clear or light-colored frames, perhaps with gold edging.

Eyewear can complete your look, no matter the occasion, to consolidate your cosmetic effect and make your eyes stand out. Since most of us play a variety of roles and attend numerous events of different kinds, it is a good idea to have more than one pair of eyeglasses that can complement a differing look. Eyeglasses definitely make or break a mood. If you want some tips on how to find good quality glasses and other things this time of year you can start by checking this article out.

About the author

Paisley Hansen is a freelance writer and expert in health, fitness, beauty, fashion and dabbles in photography in her spare time. She currently works providing copy and content for The Front and when she isn’t writing she can usually be found reading a good book or hitting the gym.

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Guest Contribution : Picking the Perfect Pearls for your Dress

Whilst weddings are a momentous and joyous occasion, one that you have probably envisaged since you were a little girl, the run-up can be stressful, time-consuming, even all-consuming!  Whilst there is enormous amounts of preparations, organisation, guest politics, who to invite, who’s vegetarian? coeliac? gluten-free? – you get the point! – Relieve some of the pressure with these stunning jewels which are guaranteed to pull your wedding attire together and ensure your day goes smoothly (well in the looks department at least!)

Yes it is a given that the wedding dress plays a huge factor in the bride’s overall look but coming in a close second is her choice of jewellery as this can either make or break a look.  Whilst there is a whole treasure trove of choice, one of the most popular of all jewels are still pearls.

Pearls have retained their status as the go-to wedding jewel as they have a perennial elegance that never looks dated.  Pearls can be worn with modern dresses or more traditional designs.  These lustrous, highly versatile beauties are one of the few gemstones which appeal to all generations.

Most brides are interested in achieving a highly sophisticated look which oozes understated glamour and this is easily achievable with pearl jewellery.

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If you are opting for a traditional dress with a fitted and bodice with a flowing, ball gown-esque skirt then a classic pearl necklace is the perfect option to create harmony throughout your look and pull everything together.  Choose a bridal pearl necklace from Winterson made with the finest cultured saltwater Akoya pearls for a look that exudes luxury, glamour and ultimately sophistication.  These pearls, traditionally cultured in Japan, should be round, with a sharp lustre and pinky white colour. Sitting just below the collarbone, the length of this necklace will bring the focus to your face whilst creating a demure and ethereal aura around you.

 

 ModernModern

If you have decided on a more modern, slinky and ‘bodycon’ dress, then I would suggest a simple pearl pendant.  A luxurious white South Sea pearl and diamond pendant necklace will perfectly balance out your wedding look but will not detract from the dress.  With a silky lustre which radiates beauty, there is little wonder why pearls are the wedding jewel of choice.  This exquisite piece (featured below) also features a dazzling diamond set above the pearl to add to the luxury of this pendant.  This piece will not only see through your wedding day in style, but will also become a firm favourite in your jewellery wardrobe.

 

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For the romantic, slightly quirky, bohemian bride, choose freshwater coin pearls.  These type of pearls have a distinctive, slightly irregular and jaunty, baroque shape.  Each pearl is unique thus creating a carefree, laidback look rather than a more traditional, polished style.  If this is the look you are trying to pull off then this White Freshwater Coin Pearl Bracelet would look stunning on the wrist of any lace-clad, billowy-sleeved bride.

Author Bio: Rebecca is a lover of the finer things in life and frequently writes about her musings and findings.  All images are courtesy of Winterson.

 

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Embrace the Tennis Bracelet

Hi Poutlings!

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You don’t have to be Serena Williams in order to rock a tennis bracelet. However, there is something you can learn from her. Even when dressed in her sport wear she makes sure to add a piece of glamour to ensemble with her signature tennis bracelet. This serves well to remind us that although she is sporty and athletic, she is still a lady with elegant taste. With the popularity of diamond tennis bracelets increasing, so have the choices.

classic tennis bracelet

Whenever you hear the word “classic” you immediately think simple and sophisticated, and that is an accurate depiction of a classic four prong tennis bracelet. With a slender row of beautiful diamonds sitting along your wrist, this bracelet is perfect for anyone who likes a mixture of dazzling and delicate. Along with its undeniable beauty, this piece of jewellery is also lightweight and flexible making it the right choice for “soccer mom” or CEO.

designer tennis bracelet

A designer piece is for the one who wants to make a bold statement. The one who thinks that simple is just a little too simple. Designer tennis bracelets have an added charm with their elaborate craftsmanship, taking tennis bracelets to a new level with designs like wavy, twirl, or S-shaped links, to name a few. Like Serena has shown, a tennis bracelet can be worn on and off the court; and with a wide variety of styles to choose from you can make it your own just as she did.

And – DID YOU KNOW: Tennis bracelets were once called eternity bracelets? Quite a beautiful sentiment isn’t it? Why not pair up your eternity bracelet with a diamond eternity ring? This ring is excellent for celebrating a wedding, anniversary, or just your love. With an option of a single or double row diamonds, you can decide just how extravagant you want it. So go ahead, make someone’s day and set their heart on fire!

x missfitz

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Style Watch : Princess Margaret

Heya Poutlings!

Anoter royal post from me.

Don’t read this in that tone of voice, rather grab a cup of tea and join me on my post into some royal history!

I often find myself looking at pictures from the past Diamond Jubilee, mainly of Dutchess Kate and what she was wearing but something tweaked in my mind that someone was missing, the most sassy Royal of them all, is not with us anymore, Princess Margaret.

For those that do not know, Princess Margaret was the Queen’s younger sister…

Their father King George VI described Elizabeth as his “pride” and Margaret as his “joy”. Princess Margaret has been famously rebellious over the years and despite her perpetually terrible image in the press – she was seen as a royal waste of money, she remains a style icon to this day, inspiring Vivenne Westwood and Burberry’s amazing SS06.

As young girls, The Queen and Princess Margaret were close, neither girls were heirs to throne. It wasn’t until she was six years old, in 1936, that King Edward abdicated his position so that he could marry American divorcee Wallis Simpson.

After that, everything changed for the princesses.

Elizabeth was suddenly the next in line, and her public duties become of the upmost importance. She had to represent honour, discipline and grace. Margaret, however, went to a different route and became a well known seductive socialite.

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With a tiny 18-inch waist, a fierce witty intelligence, and penchant for sophisticated finery, she was well known within social circles as being fun and flirty. She was a “must have” party guest, and thrived off the thrill of meeting new people. I doubt highly that she was ever  “WOO GIRL“.

PRINCESS MARGARET ON HER CARRIBBEAN TOUR

Her passionate personality often got her into trouble! In 1953 she was firmly in love with a divorced equerry and sought to marry him. The soon-to-be Queen asked her to wait a year, as the press storm surrounding this controversy was blowing negativity strongly in her direction, instead, she gave up her affair and married photographer Antony Armstrong-Jones. Her many affairs and lovers soon disintergrated her relationship with her husband and they were divorced in 1978.

However, the progessive attitude she had towards everything, from travel to 1960’s fashion, left a distinctive mark upon society! Whether it was positive or negative, everyone that met her had a strong opinion of her.

Will you channel her style to get in touch with your inner royal? She’s been renound over the years for wearing sleveless shirts and waisted skirts, satin dresses, statement jewellery and that all important royal blue.

RIP PRINCESS MARGARET

21 August 1930 – 9 February 2002.

**missfitzz

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