January 29, 2014 § Leave a comment
While excess was all the rage in the 1700s, fashion in the following century styled a simpler look yet still maintained glamour and class. For women, bodices were minimal and cut under the bust for a high-waist look. Dresses continued to hang long, however the width of it did not expand to preposterous lengths nor were they dressed with jewels and extreme ornaments. The fitting of sleeves altered throughout the decades. In the early 1800s, sleeves emulated similar sizes of women’s arms, whereas in 1820 to 1840 shoulders were enormous and grew thin at the wrist. Toward the late 1800s dresses embraced the “poof” of the skirt once again, however nothing as elaborate or immaculate as the 1700s; the look was simple yet chic. Hairstyles were still worn up as they did previously. The use of hats was seen more frequently and continued to grow in size as the decades progressed.
Men’s fashion consisted of long fitting jackets and pants and high boots. If not seen in this form of attire, they would wear looser bottoms and coats while sporting a tall top hat. Top hats were black, narrow and had a wide and somewhat curved brim. Facial hair became more common; more and more men grew goatees and mustaches that were full and shaped. Wigs were no longer worn; a more natural appearance was seen amongst both men and women. Men’s collared shirts hosted bow ties, the buttons on the apparel weren’t as detailed as the 1700s, but still held class.
January 28, 2014 § Leave a comment
As women, we wear makeup to attract and emphasize our features. Some women will say that they will not leave the house without lipstick, that applying the colorful aid is the vital touch to enliven our face. And while our favorite cosmetic can seem like our best friend, there is nothing worse than waltzing around all day and becoming a victim of the dreadful red teeth. To ensure we don’t do damsel in distress, here are some ways to prevent lipstick on our pearly whites.
If you’re on the go and don’t have access to tissue, a really simple trick is sucking on your index finger for about three seconds. Now, this may sound and look bizarre, but sucking on your finger will actually steal away any color that was on your inner lips. Once you take your finger out of your mouth you should see that a red ring has formed, this way you know that extra color won’t be tarnishing your flashy smile.
Another tip alongside of this one is a simple applicant some of us will ignore (especially if in a hurry): lip liner. Think of painting your lips as a coloring book; applying lip liner is the equivalence of helping us color adequately inside the lines. It’s a rule we’ve heard for years, and a rule we have to stick to. It will actually stop lipstick from smudging elsewhere on our face- something that will only add to the damage. Remember, your lip color should be a couple of shades lighter than the lipstick itself.