Get ready for spring colors!

It’s been a weird winter in Arkansas with only one little snowfall and weird temperature fluctuations from 20s to 70s and back. We’re currently having some grey, wet and dreary days, so let’s cheer ourselves up by enjoying the Spring 2018 fashion colors from Pantone! Whether you’re looking for bright and fun or soft and lovely, there’s something here for everyone.

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One size does NOT fit all

MarksSPencer_diversity11“One size fits all.” Who even came up with such an absurd idea for a clothing size? It’s an impossibility. Women come in a variety of sizes, shapes and heights. There’s no way a garment in one size is going to fit everyone. I’ve noticed recently, clothing manufacturers have wised up a bit and are changing to “one size fits most.” Still a bit of a stretch, but not a total impossibility. In the same way, personal style and color is not “one size fits all.”

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Bring out the cozy fall colors

pantone-color-swatches-palette-fashion-color-report-fall-2017-new-yorkFor those of you who have been dreaming of crisp fall days and colorful leaves, Pantone has released their 2017-18 Fall and Winter fashion color palette. Look for these popular colors when shopping for pieces to update your wardrobe. I’ll walk you through them and we’ll see which colors will work for you, depending on your color palette. You DO know which colors are your best colors, right?

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Vlogger spotlight: Dominique Sachse

I know I say this all the time, but there are some amazing beauty and style vloggers out there offering invaluable tips, tricks, how-tos and product reviews. If you’re a visual learner like me, watching a video is SO much better than reading a bunch of steps. To be fair, there are also a lot of amateurs who don’t know their subject matter, who spend too much time with ditzy chat – rather than getting to the point, and some with such poor production quality, it hurts to sit through a 10 or 20 minute video. How do you find the gems hidden in the crowd? I’m starting a series of “vlogger spotlight” posts in which I’ll share some of my favorite vloggers. If you like ’em, too, hit the subscribe button to follow their channels.

dominique_01I think it only appropriate that I kick off the series with one of my very favorites, Dominique Sachse. If you’ve ever longed for a BFF that you could sorta idolize – one that could offer all kinds of makeup, style and hair advice, one that’s a mature, career woman – meet Dominique. She offers makeup and hair tutorials that are clear, easy to follow and don’t waste your time, while somehow still managing to make you feel like you’re just visiting with a cool big sister or a good friend. Her hair tutorials are my personal fav. I always get compliments when I follow her bouncy, short hair tutorial. She also has lifestyle tips and tricks.

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Your most important beauty tool

the-benefits-of-buying-a-10x-lighted-makeup-mirror-750x500What do you think is your most important beauty tool – the one you can’t live without? Did you think “makeup mirror?” I’m betting you didn’t. But think about it: isn’t a good quality mirror with the right magnification and the right lighting critical to makeup application? Think about the last time you traveled and had to use the mirror and lighting supplied in your hotel bathroom. Yikes. It can be a real disaster.

So, how do you choose the perfect mirror?

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