A Happy Closet makes me a Happy Girl Thursday, Mar 21 2013 


Vector-girl-fashion-perfume_1440x900Well, it’s that time of the year…it’s Spring! Time for bunnies, beaches, and bikinis, also gym time. It is time to polish those toes and tan those legs. I love transforming my closet for this season. Getting rid of the sweaters and boots, making room for flirty skirts and sandals. All the colors of the rainbow in stock from every store and accessories boutique. Oh, how I missed you pretty florals and ruffles, to the eyelets and lace in my wardrobe. I will admit I’m a control freak when it comes to organizing my wardrobe and accessories. I have a closet that has sections to where I can separate my blouses, skirts, and dresses, all color coordinated. Now, this is an all day season transition. So be prepared: turn on some Sex and the City episodes, pour a mimosa, and make a day of it. Here are a couple of ideas to make this an easy transition:
•make a list of staple items you need to complete your Spring wardrobe.
•try on every item, sort out articles that need cleaning, donate, or trash.
•color coordinate your wardrobe that way it’s easier to see what you have on hand.
•separate your coordinates : blouses, pants, skirts, and dresses. Gives you a better idea on how to plan your outfit of the day.
•rule of thumb: if you haven’t worn it in the last year or it doesn’t fit, discard it. It just means more room for new pieces.
•don’t forget those shoes, boots, and sandals. Any scuffs use a shoe polish, get a credible shoe repair to repair any caps, heels, or repairs. Any damage to shoes that cannot be salvaged, donate! Always look polished from head to toe…
•Accessories include handbags, scarves, and hats. Inspect all items to keep or discard.
•jewelry should be cleaned and repair if needed, discard any pieces broken if need be.
•I am a big fan of donating all my items to a women’s shelter or good will.
Lastly, not sure to what to do with pieces of clothing and accessories…have a swap party. You heard me, invite our girlfriends over with their items to swap out, chill some wine, prepare some finger foods and dessert. Set out all of you and girlfriends goodies and swap out your items. You never know what you may not love anymore could be a girlfriend’s most beloved.
Happy Springtime…
xoxo,
Nolagirlscocial

Carrie Bradshaw Quotes Thursday, May 24 2012 


Don’t I know about buying the preggo test, actually bought three just to be sure…

Carrie (Purchasing a pregnancy test): Which kind do I get?
Miranda: Here. This one’s on sale — half-off.
Carrie: I just spent $395 on a pair of open-toed Guccis last week. This is not the place to be frugal.

~Carrie Bradshaw
Sex & the City

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Karen Walker Quotes Monday, May 21 2012 


Love this woman…

Karen:Honey, youre simple, youre shallow, and youre a common whore, thats why were soul mates!
Jack:Kare, youre my best friend in the whole world!

~Karen Walker
Will & Grace

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Carrie Bradshaw Quotes Wednesday, May 16 2012 


Carrie: If I don’t stop shopping, I’ll end up a bag lady; a Fendi bag lady, but a bag lady…..

~Carrie Bradshaw
Sex & the City

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Confessions of a Shopaholic Quote Monday, May 7 2012 


I movie or book I could do over and over again. I feel the same way about new clothes or beauty products. It makes you feel happy all over…

“I love new clothes. If everyone could just wear new clothes everyday, I reckon depression wouldn’t exist anymore.”

— Sophie Kinsella (Confessions of a Shopaholic)

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I have a secret…Duck Dynasty Thursday, May 3 2012 


You know I have a little secret to tell: I hate to admit it but I’m currently obsessed with the new show on A&E “Duck Dynasty”. I mean it’s not my kind of show, I’m a city girl who loves watching Sex&the City, reads Confessions of a Shopaholic, loves the spa, shopping, and definatley could never live off the animals killed on the land kinda girl, hell I don’t even like that much facial hair. But for some reason this show is what makes me laugh and happy.
If you have never seen it, well just take a gander at it, it is freaking hilarious and love how this family are a bunch of wealthy rednecks that support each others dreams, but better yet they are a bunch a grown men playing in the woods. They still keep to their roots in Monroe, La. and maybe because in from La. and feel their sense of being. they own and manufacture a duck call device that made them wealthy. Still hunt and fish off the land, devote with their land and duck blind. But each episode features a new adventure, opportunity, or just plain knowledge on the different meanings of the word “HEY”. After their adventures, they all still love hanging out together as a family.
This show cracks me up and have to say I love Jace he is a true southern gentlemen with a sense of humor to make me laugh at any moment. Now people, I am girl girl never been hunting, never cooked “just been killed” animal, love my city life but for some reason I can connect with this show and could watch it repeatedly. Maybe I’m going through a mid-life crisis or maybe I have found a like on the off beaten path. Whatever it is at least it’s fun and I’m not moping around and wallowing in my recent break up.
So, tried something out of the ordinary, do get involved in something that is a complete opposite from what you know. Maybe you will be impress with what you get from it.

xoxo,
Nolagirlsocial

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Best of Beauty: The Big Breakthroughs Friday, Sep 16 2011 


Luster Now Instant Whitening Toothpaste
Sure, there are plenty of effective tooth-whitening products out there, but they all require an even more precious resource than time: patience. Toothpaste can take weeks to buff away surface stains, and even the fastest-acting bleaching kits and strips take time and require a vigilance that would challenge a Buddhist monk (Don’t eat! Don’t drink! Don’t talk!) Chemists at Luster are offering instant gratification for anyone with less-than-pearly whites: a toothpaste filled with microscopic, blue-tinted spheres that immediately brighten teeth for hours.

HOW IT WORKS: The action of brushing turns the minty toothpaste into a foam containing a mix of tiny, blue-tinted particles and adhesive polymers called Bluverite, which sinks into the pores of the teeth and forms a temporary bond with the surface. Now for the part your grade-school art teacher will appreciate: the Bluverite cancels out any yellowness on the teeth, creating the illusion of whiteness. Teeth and gums can look slightly blue after rinsing, but this disappears within a few minutes. The whitening effect lasts for about five hours.

WHAT AN EXPERT SAYS: “I love this kind of outside-the-box thinking,” says cosmetic chemist Jim Hammer. “This is actually an old technique, dating back to the 1950s, when laundry detergents would add ‘bluing’ to a wash to make it whiter. Blue-white is perceived as cleaner and brighter than yellow-white, and depositing a temporary tint on the teeth really does make them appear whiter and therefore brighter.”

 

allure.com

How to Camouflage Your Roots… Friday, Sep 16 2011 


How to Camouflage Your Roots

An Interview With Matt Fugate

Fugate is a hairstylist at Sally Hershberger Downtown in New York City. 

If your roots are showing and your next appointment with a colorist is still weeks away, these tricks will make them much less noticeable.

•  Play the part. When your hair is down, your part is the biggest giveaway for roots. A messy part helps disguise the stark difference in color. Start by styling your hair as usual, then flip your head over and come up slowly, so all your hair hangs forward. Push your hair out of your face gently, letting it fall naturally. Your part will be uneven, and your roots won’t stand out as much.

•  Add volume. If you wear your hair up, pulling it back tightly brings attention to the contrast in color. Keep it loose with lots of volume and texture instead. First, tease your roots a bit—this creates a little height and pushes your color closer to your scalp. Make a deep side part and gather your hair into a messy chignon at the nape of your neck.

•  Try a Braid. Little braids bring all the colors together and create shadows, so dark roots look like lowlights. Try a thin braid along your hairline, or twist sections of hair on either side of your part and secure them with bobby pins.

•  Cover up. Root-touch-up kits work when you apply them correctly. Whether it’s a mascara wand or a brush, hold your hair up straight and paint in an upward motion from the roots. Then smudge the dye down into the hair shaft with your fingers so it blends.

5 Lies Men Tell Women… Thursday, Sep 15 2011 


So, I am finally catching up on my reading material i.e. my fashion magazines. And came upon this interesting article, personally all men lie but you just need to learn how to read between the lines or the lies. See what you think……

 

 Glamour.com

The folks over at College Candy have put together a helpful little list of The 11 Lies Women Tell Men. I thought it might only be fair, and even a little helpful if I shared the lies men tell women. If you want to know the truth, keep reading, but also keep in mind that I just admitted that I could be a total liar.

“Spankme.com isn’t my homepage. I don’t even watch porn! Someone must have put that there as a joke.”
OK, the homepage thing really may have been a joke, but seriously, he probably watches porn.

“I’m just not hungry.”
Are you kidding me? Men can always eat. We are the opposite of hibernating bears. The reason he’s not eating is either because what you made is gross, or he’s mad at you, or something is bothering him.

“I have no idea how many women I’ve slept with; I don’t count”

Bullsh*t. He knows exactly how many and if he doesn’t it’s because his memory is bad, in which case he probably wrote it down somewhere.”

“I forgot that OK Cupid account even existed.”
He probably checks it from work, that tricky bugger. It’s pathetic, but doesn’t mean he’s a cheater; maybe he just needs the ego boost. If it’s still up a week after you busted him, he’s either an idiot or a jerk.

“That’s never happened before.”

I mean, there has to be a first time for everything, so logically, at some point, that statement would have been true. Just doubtful that this was that time. Whatever. He’s embarrassed. Just shake it off and say “no big deal.” That’s the nicest thing you can do.

Did I miss any? What lies have you suspected guys of telling you? And have you ever lied to them about anything?

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Quotes: Mini Shopaholic Sophie Kinsella Thursday, Aug 18 2011 


“I need good coffee!” I say in horror. “It’s my only luxury!”
I can’t live with my parents and drink bad coffee. It’s not humanly possible.

Becky talking about cutting back with her parents.”

— Sophie Kinsella (Mini Shopaholic)

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