Most women in fashion, myself included, have a case of having champagne taste but working on a beer budget. The good news is anyone can create a high-end look by buying pre-owned designer accessories to compliment any outfit. This article will provide you with tips on creating stylish looks to mix in with pre-owned designer accessories. So if you like the idea of looking like you just stepped out of Vogue, without having to live on Ramen noodles all month, please read on!
Classic wardrobe pieces are categorized as timeless items that will never go out of style. Examples of classic clothing items are white collared shirts, black slacks, khakis or perhaps a cardigan. No matter what the seasonal trend, if paired with a pre-owned designer accessory (specifically one of my favorites, which happens to be a Louis Vuitton Musette Tango handbag), you’ll instantly look runway ready!
You don’t have to be an experienced crafter to get busy embellishing clothes! A trip to any craft store will provide you with all sorts of goodies (fabric paint, feather strips, sequined ribbons, and lace) you will need to spruce up existing apparel. Now once you have dolled up your favorite dress add a gently used designer accessory, and you’ll now have a luxe look for less. BTW, two of my preferred craft stores are: Jo-Ann’s Fabrics & Crafts, and Michaels Craft Store.
Not sure how to use what you’ve got in your closet? Grab the latest issue of In Style Magazine and scout for the latest trends(I call this beloved skill trend hunting) Every season has at least one trend that you can borrow, and make your own. Spend some time looking online at fashion and celebrity news sites. Decide what you like, perhaps even steal a look (need additional inspiration, check out my post on Kate Middleton), and complete it with your best second-hand accessory yet!
The K.I.S.S. Principle
When it comes pairing inexpensive items with your pre-owned designer accessories, be sure to apply the K.I.S.S. principle. Keep It Simple Sister! You want to create a look that draws attention – not one that looks like it belongs on a Christmas tree! Less is usually more, so take it slow when embellishing any item, and when you reach the point of true awesomeness, stop!
Consider the Designer Goods You Own
Of course, there’s also the issue of the pre-owned designer clothes you own. You want to make sure that whatever “feel” they have, you’re enhancing them with your accessories. Try to carry at least one element of their design through – whether it’s the structure, color or anything else – into the items you’re creating to wear with it. Don’t get too matchy-matchy though – you want the items to complement each other – not to look like you’re wearing a uniform!
The fashion industry is constantly recycling trends, and offering consumers more fashionable options. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t wear what you already have! Have fun creating outfits this can be done in 3 simple steps: First, take photos of your favorite pieces and pre-owned designer accessories. Second, mix up the photos and play around with creating an outfit. Lastly, try it on to get a better feel of what you would like to add or remove from your look. It’s not science, and it’s not something you need to lose sleep over. In fact, the more fun you have with your clothes and accessories, whether they’re cheap or not, the better you’ll look wearing them!
10 Amazing Beauty Benefits of Turmeric
Turmeric is considered as traditional medicine since earlier days. It is the root of Curcuma longa that belongs to ginger family and is dried and powdered prior to use. This is mainly a culinary spice and has a flavored color. In early days turmeric was primarily used as a drug against inflammations and is now used as a basic ingredient in the cosmetics like skin creams and soaps. Turmeric helps in healing the wounds and even some skin diseases as it is considered as an antibiotic. It is also used in treatment of diabetes and allergies. It is the key ingredient in most of the beauty products because of the benefits it offers to the skin.
Used to cure acne
The medicinal properties of turmeric act against bacteria and thus it helps in curing acne with its antiseptic nature. It also efficiently cures pimples and helps in removing black heads and black spots that are caused due to pimples. It can be called as a teen’s friend as it is very efficient in curing the skin problems that are related to teens. A face pack with turmeric by mixing it with other necessary ingredients such as sandalwood powder and milk cream help in increasing the glow of the skin.
Treatment of oily skin
Oily skin always looks dull and dummy and has no glow at all and turmeric is the right cure to treat oily skins. Turmeric and orange juice mixed with warm water can cure the skin from oiliness if applied on a regular basis.
Treatment of dry skin
Dry skin is very difficult to maintain as it always loses the moisture. Sometimes there may be also cuts appearing on parched skin that can be healed with a mixture of turmeric, lemon juice and rose water. This pack should be applied at least twice a week to have good results.
Avoids early aging of skin
Turmeric acts efficiently in reducing the wrinkles and fine lines and can be used as a natural pack for the face as it helps in reducing wrinkles and avoids aging of skin.
Burns and reducing pigmentation
Turmeric is very helpful in reducing the stretch marks and soothes the patients with burns and even helps in healing the burns. It can reduce the skin tan which is caused due to UV radiation. The condition can be healed by mixing turmeric with cucumber or lemon juice and applied on tanned area on a daily basis.
Turmeric is efficient in treating hair fall and dandruff as it can inhibit the TGF beta one agents with its active ingredient curcumin and reduces hair loss and removes the dandruff by limiting the shedding of dead cells. It also acts a natural hair dye.
Turmeric is efficient in the prevention of leukemia in childhood and acts as a detoxificant in liver cirrhosis and even helps in weight management.
A face pack that is creating by mixing turmeric with rice powder, tomato juice and raw milk can reduce the wrinkles on the skin if applied regularly. It also helps in brightening the skin and eliminating the dark circles.
Facial hair removal
Chick pea and turmeric mix helps a lot in removing unwanted hair on the face when applied regularly for at least a month.
Reduces skin tanning
To reduce the pigmentation and tanning of the skin that is caused by spending too much time under the sun, a mixture of turmeric powder, cucumber juice and lemon juice has to be applied regularly on the affected area. Keep this pack for at least 20 minutes and wash off with cold water. Follow the procedure regularly if you want the desired results.
Apart from these, turmeric has a lot of health benefits and also acts as an effective night cream while also helping in healing the wounds and repairing cracked heels.
Budget Beauty Tips for Ultimate Beauty
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Beauty products are considered a luxury by many people because of their costs but there are budget beauty tips that can be used in order to get the desired results in this field. The beauty tips that have been mentioned below will help you in getting a clear knowledge of using the food and the things left out in the kitchen to have a great look. These tips also speak of using natural ingredients for beauty which is not only good for your body but at the same time it is also beneficial for the nature. Get beautiful hair and beautiful skin with the help of the tips that fit your budget and they have been mentioned as under.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]
Use of baking soda
Baking soda is a very cost effective ingredient that can be used for the enhancement of beauty. It can be used as clarifying shampoo for the hair; a facial cleanser for the face used for exfoliation and is good for types of skin. Baking soda can also be used in the form of a foot powder to get sweat-free and stink-free feet. Apart from all this, baking soda can also serve best in the form of a tooth whitener it has salt content in it.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”5036″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]
Spa treatment at home
It is a very simple procedure to get a spa treatment at home by starting the day with a shower that is hot and steamy and then switching over to cold water just when the shower is about to get over. The cold water should be used for 15 seconds. This process must be repeated for about two minutes. It is a hydrotherapy technique that not only revitalizes the skin but at the same time renders it a shine and a glow by stimulating the blood flow.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”5037″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]
Honey is also considered as a cost effective medium for ultimate beauty as it has numerous uses. Honey can be used as a conditioner for the hair because it has the ability to attract and then hold the moisture that is needed by the hair. It can also be used for bubble bath and in the form of a mask for the face as it has healing properties for acne and even dry skin. The fact that honey is an antioxidant helps using honey for perfect beauty.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”5038″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]
Banana and avocados for fighting dry skin
Mashed avocado or banana can be applied on the skin and kept for 15 minutes and then rinsed off well. The results would be immediate in the form of glowing and beautiful skin.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”5039″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]
Green tea is considered to possess cleansing and refreshing qualities and acts as a toner for skin that is acne prone. Therefore people with acne are suggested to have green tea so that they can fight off acne in a positive manner.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”5040″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]
Mashed potatoes are considered among the best of all the budget beauty tips because they can cure inflamed feet. Mashed potatoes can be added to cold or lukewarm water and then the foot needs to be soaked into it so that the inflammation of the feet can be reduced.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”5041″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row]