Making a statement

January 25, 2012

If you're getting married this year, consider making a bold statement with a brightly colored and/or chunky necklace. Branch out from the usual strand of pearls and go for something big and beautiful. If your dress is less elaborate and has a simple bodice, one of these necklaces may add just the perfect touch so take a chance and check out some of the gorgeous pieces we've found and fell in love with.

Something Blue
Here's your "something blue" with an off-center pink and red flower.

As free as your hair...

January 18, 2012

As some point in our lives we've all wished that our hair was a little straighter, a little thicker, a little more agreeable, but maybe what we should have been focusing on is how to bring out the best in our hair and stop trying to make it into something it isn't. Here are a few tips on how to love the hair you were born with.

Straight and stubborn about it:
If your hair is thick, grow it out! The longer it is the less "poofy" it will seem. Add in some layers for movement.
If your hair is fine, keep it shorter which helps give the illusion of thickness.
Tricks for styling straight hair:
1. Use a deep-cleaning shampoo to get rid of unwanted oils.
2. Don't use a lot of styling products that weight hair down.
3. Blow-dry with a paddle brush and aim the hot hair at the ends of your hair.
4. As a bonus step rub some shine serum between your palms and smooth onto your hair.