The Ever Flexible Scarf

Scarves are probably the best and most versatile accessory in women’s fashion. This simple and unassuming item can easily be transformed into a number of outfit accompaniments.

A few quick twirls and you have a statement-making and attention-grabbing turban. You can also improvise it to make a fetching dress or skirt or use it just as it is to mix and match and reinvent your look.

It’s all about the printed scarf—the veritable eye candy accessory for this season. Multifunction is the name of the scarf game. Looped, knitted, plaited, or twisted, the scarf brings a multitude of style and shape shifting elements to any ensemble.

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Chic and Funky Scarves

Tamara-3As winter approaches, putting a great outfit together needs even more creativity than you would like to imagine. Dressing for the season requires a lot of thought to avoid getting into the throw-on-your-jeans-and-a-sweater rut. Of course, it’s not about braving the cold and wearing short shorts over leggings or trying on new styles of trousers apart from the regular denims.

Winter is about getting creative and improvisational with your style, and scarves are a fun way of getting you out of your slump and completely dazzle up your ensemble.

Be it chunky and oversized thick knits, blanket wonders that wrap around, or patterned and print delights, a scarf can truly be your best companion during the cold of winter. Here are a few tips on how to style with a chic and funky scarf. Continue reading

Get Scarftastic This Fall

Scarves come in a myriad of styles, designs, fabrics, textures, and materials. Make sure you’re all warmed up and protected from the sharp chill of winter with these must-have functional fashion accessories.

Cozy and absolutely glamorous, scarves this season are edgy and packed with snoods of fun. Continue reading

Celebrity Scarf Looks

It’s every girl’s dream to look like a celebrity, but did you know that simple additions in your outfit can bring you a celeb-like look in no time? Winter does not automatically equate to wearing dowdy clothes; you can still stay on top of fashion by dressing and accessorizing like your favorite Star. Here are some of the coolest and most sophisticated ways to wear your scarf this season.

Match perfectly

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Match color to color. If you’re going neutral this winter, then work it to the max. Hue on hue is a fabulous look and works beautifully on neutral shades like cream, navy, white, camel, and black. Get a more sophisticated look by playing with fabrics that can bring out the allure in material. Pair long skinny knits with metallic or leather jackets in a similar color.

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DIY: Homemade Beauty Products

We know how much you all love DIY posts, so we’ve got another one for you! This one is centered around cosmetics and skin care that you can make at home. After diamonds, cosmetics and skin care products are definitely a girl’s best friend. By using some simple tips for creating great homemade beauty products, you can have consistent, glowing skin.

More often than not, commercial beauty products do more harm than good. Far from the image projected, commercial brand skin care lines use synthetic and unnatural materials to create their products—products we use on a regular basis.

Commercially produced cosmetics invariably incorporate elements like petroleum byproducts. These kinds of ingredients are harsh and can quickly clog skin pores, preventing healthy skin from breathing and staying fresh. Natural cosmetics are the healthiest option for your beautiful body. Tend to your body like the temple it is and treat it with care through homemade beauty products.

Here are some lovely handcrafted alternatives to regular everyday beauty products.

Natural Body Scrub

Natural Body ScrubHandmade cosmetics are incredibly inexpensive, but most of their major ingredients required are found right in your pantry. All you need is a base or scrubbing agent—sugar, ground coffee, salt, or Epsom salts are great examples. Add a carrier oil like almond, canola, or avocado, and a dash of color found in herbs like lavender and rosemary. Spices like nutmeg or cinnamon also make excellent additions. The herbs and spices can give a great aromatherapy effect while you scrub away dead skin.

Facial Mask

Homemade facial maskHoney, milk, apple cider vinegar, cinnamon, and turmeric are basic ingredients needed to make a quick and effective face mask. The simplest combination is the honey and cinnamon face mask. All you need to do is mix the two components together, apply onto your face, and let rest for about 15 minutes.

Face Cleanser

Face cleanserA combination of olive oil, honey, and cider vinegar makes a delightful face cleanser. Simply apply the mixture onto your face and rinse with warm water after 15 minutes. Or, try a blended yogurt and cucumber facial cleanser. Apply the mixture over your face and rinse in five minutes for glowing skin.

Lip Gloss

Homemade Lip GlossCreate your own lip balm by melting beeswax and coconut oil together. Add a few drops of Vitamin E oil and your choice of essential oil and leave it to cool. Voila! You’ve made your own personalized nourishing lip gloss to keep your kisser soft. Store it in a sample jar or other small airtight container.

Shampoo

Homemade ShampooSoak Chamomile tea bags in hot water for 10 minutes and mix about 4 tablespoons of grated soap flakes and 1½ tablespoons glycerin to it. Let it rest for a few hours, and then pour it into a bottle for use. You can add an essential oil of your choice to the shampoo for a relaxing feeling.