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I don’t like VPLs.

I don’t get it.

When you wear tight almost see througgh-ish beige trousers, you need to be very careful with what you’re wearing underneath, i.e. panties. Today there are two girls who wear beige trousers with a cristal clear VPL (=Visual Panty Line) on within my sight. That’s a fashion terror I must say.

For all occasions, the safe choice of underwear is a plain skin coloured no VPL one. Don’t wear white panties when your put on white trousers. That makes your bum area even whiter and look even more obvious.



Look of the day

Today, my outfit is Olivia Pamerlo inspired – see the photo below.  I came across this look on twitter from people. com and got instantly drawn to it.  Also I’ve noticed that she’s been loving the leopard patterned shoes a lot lately. 

To customise it to my liking and my wardrobe, I put together the following. 

1.  Zara navy blue jacket which has interesting shoulder details.
2. Gap baby yellow light cardigan + Primak orange/yellow-orange cardigan: I think a splash of orange looks better as I don’t have a strong yellow top.
3. Givy blue gray trousers with its signature flower details.
4. Mango dark brown suede ankle boots : Though I do have something similar to what she has, I’ve opted for the boots because I need more inches to pull off this look.
5. Gold accessories: I like my Casio vintage gold watch. It looks like this.
6. LV monogram bag

I think I look nice! lol


Mango baja sus precios por la crisis (Mango reduce prices for the crisis)

I read this article a couple of days ago with a smile. It’s a welcome approach for me. Yesterday I went to Mango with my friend to help her pick out a wedding outfit and I already felt the effect. A cute baby pink jacket with a gorgeous coral dress cost her only £50. Not bad at all. She would have paid £62.50 if she had bought them a week ago. Here is the original article from ABC.es.


Mango baja sus precios por la crisis

La ropa y los complementos de la nueva temporada serán un 20% más baratos para adaptarse a la situación económica.

Kate Moss es la modelo de Mango para la nueva temporada

Mango se arropa contra la crisis. La cadena de moda ha anunciado que rebajará un 20% los precios de su ropa y complementos para la nueva temporada en un intento de adaptarse a la delicada situación económica internacional y al marcado estancamiento del consumojas4084.

La firma, que esta campaña de primavera-verano tiene como imagen a la modelo Kate Moss y también al futbolista del Barcelona Gerard Piqué, suma en la actualidad 2.415 tiendas en 107 países y es la segunda firma exportadora de moda femenina en España. De hecho, el 81% de la facturación de la cadena Mango corresponde a mercados foráneos.

Las ventas alcanzaron los 1.585 millones de euros en 2010, un ejercicio que el Grupo Consolidado Mango MNG Holding S.L. y sus sociedades dependientes cerraron con una facturación de 1.270 millones

How to wear : The Colour Wheel

I think the easiest way to dress well is to know how to combine colours.
If you’ve got a natural knack for it, you are on the wrond page, but not to worry, we have the Colour Wheel!!

I searched the net and found this article. I think it’s straightforward and clear. The following is the excerpt from the article.

The color wheel is an excellent wardrobe tool! In fact it was one of the first things I learned about back when I studied Image Consulting at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Figuring it out isn’t too complicated. Here’s a quick breakdown:

You can make the following combos using the color wheel as your guide:

1. Colors directly next to each other (i.e. yellow and yellow-orange; yellow and yellow-green; violet and blue-violet, etc.)
2. Colors that form right (90 degree) angles with each other (i.e. yellow and red-orange; blue and violet-red; green and orange, etc.)
3. Colors directly across from each other (i.e. yellow and violet; blue and orange; red and green, etc.)
4. Colors that form a T (i.e. blue, orange, and violet-red; yellow, violet, and red-orange; yellow, blue-green, and red-orange, etc.)
5. Colors that form an X (i.e. blue, orange, violet-red, and yellow, violet, blue-green, and red-orange, etc.)

Since brown is a neutral, it will go with virtually any color on the color wheel. I love to pair a chocolate brown with cobalt blue or fuchsia or bright red—such a fun and bold combo. Of course white, black, and the hues of blue found in denim are also neutrals that go with just about anything.

I like wearing neutral hues (brown, denim and gray) with a bold accent colour. I also like no3 complementary colours because the coordination is so vivid and upbeat. That’s why I need some shopping to do this weekend.

To begin with, I’ve got a couple of lovely orange tops and red wine/burgundy bottoms and I feel I don’t utilise them as much as I would like to. As you can see, I lack yellow/yellow green tops and cobalt blue/blue violet trousers to complement these. Let’s see what I’ll come back with! 🙂

Can you use body lotion on your face?

This morning I was putting The White Company’s Flowers Hand & Nail cream – by the way this cream is heavily frangranced with a bit of posh note – on my hands and wondering what is the real difference between hand cream and facial cream. Instinctively I don’t use hand cream on my face and I think I shouldn’t but I wanted to know so that I can explain when I’m asked. I searched some info on the internet and found this.

This explicates the difference very clearly and states why you shouldn’t use body lotion (or hand lotion) on our face. I copied the original article and pasted as below.

Why would anyone want to use their hand lotion or body moisturizer on their face you may ask. Well, out of convenience is my guess. Like my husband, who used the Sukin Hydrating Body Lotion I passed him and applied it all over, including his face! And the result? Clogged pores and a mini eruption of pimples. In fact, he didn’t even realized the reason until I questioned him.

Body lotions are richer than face moisturizers
I had to explain to him that there is a big difference between facial and body moisturizers even if their texture seem similar. First, the skin condition between our face and our body is different with the skin on our hands and body typically drier than our face. Hence, the body lotion only needs to hydrate the dry skin and are thus formulated to be richer. I haven’t seen any body lotion that states that it is “non-comedogenic” although you see a lot of this on creams and moisturizers for the face, which means it won’t clog your pores.

Some ingredients can clog pores
Even if the ingredients used are the same, the concentration could be different. For example, if you compare the ingredients of Sukin Hydrating Body Lotion and Sukin Facial Moisturizer, they look almost similar but some of their order are different. The concentration of shea butter and cocoa butter are higher for the body lotion since they’re listed first. And cocoa butter has been widely rated as having a fairly high propensity to clog pores.

Sukin Hydrating Body Lotion Ingredients: purified water, an organic blend of aloe vera, nettle, burdock and horsetail, sesame oil, cetyl alcohol (vegetable), ceteareth-20 (vegetable), glycerin (vegetable), shea butter, cocoa butter, jojoba oil, rosehip oil, avocado oil, wheat germ oil, vitamin E, sodium hydroxymethylglycinate (suttocide), grapeseed extract, tangerine essential oil, mandarin oil, lavender oil, vanilla extract.

Sukin Facial Moisturiser Ingredients: purified water, an organic blend of aloe vera, nettle, burdock and horsetail, sesame oil, palm kernel alcohol (vegetable), ceteareth-20 (vegetable), glycerin (vegetable), vitamin E, avocado oil, jojoba oil, cocoa butter, rosehip oil, shea butter, wheat germ oil, tangerine essential oil, mandarin oil, sodium hydroxymethylglycinate (suttocide), citric acid, grapefruit seed extract, lavender, vanilla extract.

So you can apply your facial moisturizer on your body but you should never apply your body lotion on your face. At least that’s a lesson my husband learnt the hard way.

I think I’m Deep Winter.

Deep Winter

Deep Winter From Left: Black, charcoal, black-brown, red-brown, icy grey, grey, hot pink, true red, rust, aubergine, blue red, mint, lemon yellow, light green, emerald green, olive, purple, Chinese blue, bright periwinkle, blue, navy, clear teal.

Some of your best colors are pure and vivid, and you’ll be able to wear some of the deepest colors of the Deep Autumn palette such as chocolate brown. You look best in blue-based dark colors such as true red and navy. Fuschia is also a great color with your coloring. Compared to most of the other groups in the analysis your dark and cool characteristics are able to hold such strong colors. Examples of celebs who are Dark Winters: Lucy Liu, Anne Hathaway, Jada Pinkett, Kim Kardashian, Sandra Bullock, Demi Moore, Eva Longoria

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