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Accessory Trends for Fall:
How will you express yourself?
By Helene Singer Cash, The Crystal Couture Store
Accessories pictured by Zenzii, Available locally at The Crystal Couture Store and G.G.’s on West Main
Fall/Winter 2013/2014 will not disappoint when it comes to jewelry and accessory trends. From rocker chic to romantic there is something for everyone. Details such as layers, textures, pearls and faux fur adorn your accessories this season. The same fashion trends you see for your Fall Fashions are the same trends you see in your accessories. Think about the Vegan Leather clothing you are seeing everywhere, it’s no different with your accessories. Necklaces with vegan leather cording instead of chain, wide cuff bracelets with vegan leather bands or even scarves with vegan leather trim. What are your favorite fashion trends this fall? Pantone Color of the Year Emerald? Or is it the layering of feminine texture or the mix of pattern? Do you like gold, silver, resin or natural stone? What about the structured suiting trend (think men’s wear meets Dynasty with a bit of feminine softness). This fall the statement piece is the necklace. Last year we were layering, stacking and mixing as many bracelets as possible (this still looks great but we have moved up a bit). The statement necklace is a bold piece that has color, texture, mixed metals or all of these elements. It is worn daytime or evening and has multi uses. The great part of the statement
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necklace is you may purchase this beautiful necklace for that special night out but the next day you are layering it with two more necklaces and a casual T-shirt. Think outside that box! Layering! Layering! Layering! Mix your necklaces, short and long. Add color, add sparkle and add personal style. There are very few rules when layering the necklaces this fall. Choose a common theme or color and mix away! Crystal, resin and semim precious stones can all be worn together. The juxt and position of mixing formal and casual works great when layering. Do you like the suiting trend this fall? Do you find yourself wearing the menswear inspired jackets? You will really enjoy wearing the single chunky chain necklace and bracelet. These large link accessories work very well with the tailored suiting pieces. Flat link is the trendiest of all. You can wear the 14k gold chain purchased from your local jeweler or you can purchase the chunky flat link chain as a fashion jewelry piece, either way you will enjoy the simplicity of this style. To wear gold or not to wear gold, that is the biggest question! Gold jewelry continues to be hot. Over the last decade silver jewelry has taken the accessory world by storm. Platinum and white gold have dominated the fine jewelry world. Sterling silver, stainless steel and silver- toned fashion jewelry have been extremely popular for fashion jewelry. Making a come back is Yellow Gold! No matter if it is fine jewelry or fashion jewelry be sure that you look at gold when choosing a few new pieces of jewelry. v
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Hassle-Free Beauty Tips
It’s a common misconception among women that in order to look your best, you need to devote ample time in front of the mirror each morning. However, looking your best from head-to-toe is much simpler than it sounds. Polly Blitzer, founder and editor in chief of BeautyBlitz.com offers a few beauty shortcuts to help you create a virtually flawless look! Instant Beauty Pick-Me-Up Still recovering from the weekend? With just a few quick fixes in the morning, you can easily appear more rejuvenated and refreshed! All it takes is a pop of color on your face -- whether it is on your eyes, cheeks or lips -- to give your overall beauty look a complete boost. My personal secret beauty weapon for a more energized look is a bright lip color, particularly cherry red or fuchsia. Put Your Best Smile Forward Transforming your smile to one that is brighter and dazzling can literally make heads turn, and a simple way to update your beauty look is to whiten your teeth. From the #1 whitening brand recognized by top beauty magazine editors, Crest 3D White is a staple in my beauty routine. I recommend using Crest 3D White Professional Effects Whitestrips to start to see noticeably whiter teeth after just 1 day! Create An Effortless Smokey Eye to Transition From Day to Evening When running from the office to cocktails with friends, we don’t always have the time to seamlessly transition to an evening look with a full makeover. However, just a few swipes of eyeliner, shadow and mascara can help you achieve a show-stopping smokey eye in little to no time at all! To get this look in a hurry, rim your lash line with black or gray eyeliner. Then dust brown or gray shadow all over your lid and crease, making sure to blend the color up and outward. Lastly, to complete your hassle-free dramatic eye look, apply two coats of black volumizing mascara and you’re out the door! And Of Course, Don’t Forget to Stay Hydrated! The best tip I have for always looking your absolute best? Stay hydrated by drinking at least eight glasses of water each day. This can sometimes be challenging when you’re on the go and find yourself reaching for a hot cup of java to keep pushing through the day.
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Skin Care for Fall
#2 Re-Think Your Cleanser
It happens every year, summer is winding down and you’re looking forward to sweatshirts and jeans, cool breezes and frosted mornings. On the other hand your glorious tan lines and golden kissed skin tones are fading faster than the leaves on the trees. Fall is arriving and this is the perfect time to renew, repair and refresh your skin. The summer months have exposed your skin to several aggressive elements including the sun, sand, insect repellents and tanning lotions. In the mirror your skin is looking rough, dry and drab. As a Medical Aesthetician I’ve learned some helpful tips that can mean the difference between transitioning flawlessly into fall or falling behind with your skin.
During the summer months fruity gel cleansers are a popular treat. Ditch the oil robbing products and make sure your favorite isn’t drying out your skin. As the cooler weather sets in you’ll want a face and body wash that is soap free as well as hydrating. One of my favorites is Beauty Marks Organic Orange Cream Cleanser. A milky cleanser with anti-aging ingredients that is also great for removing make-up. Visit your favorite aesthetician and indulge yourself with an enzyme mask or clinical grade chemical peel. Enzymes are naturally derived from fruit and quickly digest and eliminate dead surface cells leaving your skin smooth and fresh. There are many different chemical peels available but I prefer to use a Modified Jessner Peel on most of my clients. It’s a fantastic blend of Lactic, Salicylic and Glycolic acids that gives significant exfoliation and brightening without the “down time” typically associated with traditional chemical peels. Salt or sugar oil based body scrubs are best during colder months and benefits include mechanical exfoliation (dead skin cells are rubbed off with an abrasive) along with hydrating, vitamin packed oils. I suggest body scrubs be used up to twice a week during the cooler-dryer months to slough off dead skin
#1 Start On The Inside
Super Hydrate. Drinking at least 8 glasses of water per day will keep your skin moisturized and help eliminate toxins. Eating foods rich in Omega-3 essential fatty acids and antioxidants such as Vitamins A, C and E can help reverse summer damage and help prepare your skin for the challenges it will face during winter. My favorites during fall are walnuts, pumpkin and squash.
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#4 Moisturize Every Day
I cannot stress this enough; if you want to keep your skin supple and dewy during fall you must moisturize on a daily basis. De-hydrating environmental elements are working against you everywhere you go! Even your car heater is de-hydrating your skin! Facial products that contain emollients (which actually retain and draw atmospheric moisture to the skin) are best. Body lotions that contain natural oils and butters will help seal in moisture that the outside environment is stripping away everyday. Soap and Glory’s The Righteous Butter Body Lotion delivers the perfect level of moisture to dry skin. It is rich in shea and cocoa seed butters, rosehip seed oils, aloe vera and vitamin E.
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Although the sun’s radiation is less intense, you should continue protecting your skin from damaging UV rays. Use a daily sunscreen that has an SPF of at least 15 andremember to re-apply twice daily for ultimate sun protection. Prep and Prime Beauty Balm by Mac is lightly tinted and creamily re-texurizes your skin and has an SPF of 35. v
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Put pumpkins to use in many different ways
Autumn is the season when pumpkins are ripe for the picking, and thousands of people flock to local farms and roadside vendors to select perfect pumpkins. Many pumpkins are turned into decorative jack-o’-lanterns for Halloween, only to be tossed in the trash come November 1. That could be because many people are unaware of the various ways they can put pumpkins to good use. Pumpkins are gourds and members of the squash family and have been grown and used for thousands of years. Evidence suggests that pumpkins date back to 7000 B.C., possibly originating in Mexico. Today they are widely used for decorating around Halloween, but there are many other things that can be done with pumpkins. * Create a food vessel. Pumpkins can be transformed into bowls to hold soup, punch, fruit, or even dips. Make sure the pumpkin has been cleaned well of its pulp and seeds, as well as the stringy flesh that is inside. Rub the inside walls of the pumpkin with oil to keep them from drying out and caving in, then fill with your food of choice. * Make pumpkin puree. Puree from a pumpkin can be used in all types of recipes, from soups to baked goods. The puree also can replace the oil in cake recipes. Cut the pumpkin and scoop out the seeds and stringy membranes. Then place it cut-side-down in a pan with a little water in the bottom. Bake at 350 F for around 90 minutes. The flesh will become tender and easily removable. Blend the result-
Turn the pumpkin into a flower pot. Fill a hollow pumpkin with soil. You may not have to worry about scraping the pumpkin completely clean because the pulp can be used to help fertilize the potting soil. Plant your favorite fall flowers into the festive and earth-friendly flower pot. When the pumpkin shows signs of rotting, simply put the whole thing into a traditional flower pot or bury it directly in the ground. Make pumpkin stock. While vegetable or meat-based
stocks may be the standards, pumpkin can be used to make stock as well. Clean out the seeds from the stringy guts of the pumpkin and put the guts into a pot filled with water. Add celery, carrots or any other aromatic vegetables for extra flavor. Allow to boil for at least 30 minutes. The stock is ready when it begins to change color. Strain and reserve the stock for use in a variety of recipes.
ing puree in a food processor and reserve flesh for recipes. Some pumpkins are sweeter or better to use as part of recipes. Check the variety you’re purchasing.
Whip up a facial. Use some pumpkin puree with a little brown sugar and a dash of milk to create a vitamin-rich facial mask. Get illuminated. Turn hollowed-out mini pumpkins
into candles. Melt soy wax, beeswax or the gel type of candle wax that can be found at most craft stores. Add your favorite scent and place a wick into the bottom of the pumpkin. Then pour the wax into hallowed-out space and allow it to harden. Try the same thing with bumpy and multi-colored gourds for added decorating appeal.
Add to compost bins. Pumpkins are rich in zinc, vitamin A and vitamin C, among other nutrients. You can add the discarded pumpkins to your backyard compost bins to further replenish the soil. Turn into a billowing cauldron. Instead of a standard jack-o’-lantern, put a glass jar into the carved pumpkin, add dish soap and hot water to the jar and then put in a piece of dry ice. Bubbles and smoke will pour out of the pumpkin to create a spooktacular effect. v
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