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3 Split Bangs

Question:

I need help with this in regards to dating AND every day… my bangs split sometimes, and when they do… it’s so annoying!! Now of course, most people’s bangs are not naturally swept to the side, so what do we do in this situation? I don’t want to be sitting there in the middle of a date/meeting etc. playing with my bangs because I know they are split…and I notice split bangs on people and I think it looks kind of funny, so I want to make sure mine don’t!  Any tips? Thanks!

Answer:

Hi there, I am sure your problem is shared by many. And no, you do not want to be on a date talking to a boy and constantly touching your bangs.  Not only would your bangs become oily but that would bring unwanted attention to your bangs. The first thing that comes to my mind when you tell me that your bangs are splitting would be to make your bangs thicker.  Meaning have a thicker bang cut.  The thicker they are, the less chance you have in them splitting.  A thicker bang gives a different look so you would have to decide first if the look is for you. Your bangs would also have a better chance in not splitting if they are freshly blown which they probably are anyways.  There is not much else you can do especially in the summer when your hot and the bangs tend to stick to your forehead. Well, I guess those are all the cons to wearing bangs but I am all for the bangs as they give an adorable look.  Good Luck and hope you found my suggestions helpful.

2 Spring Colors 2014

With Pesach on it’s way, it’s time for spring shopping (whether it feels like it outside or not)! Shopping for this season is always like a breath of fresh air, especially this year, with such wonderful colors. The following is an article on this season’s colors, written by Pantone, the global authority on color. This report previews the most prominent hues for spring 2014.  Below, you’ll find the colors along with their names.

Good luck and have fun!

Shani

Three very adaptable pastels sit on one end of the palette, and, because we are so accustomed to seeing them as nature’s background, they can be creatively combined with any other color in the spectrum. Placid Blue, like a picture-perfect, tranquil and reassuring sky, induces a sense of peaceful calmness, while Violet Tulip, a romantic, vintage purple, evokes wistful nostalgia. Similar to the verdant shade of springtime foliage, Hemlock, a summery, ornamental green, provides a decorative touch that’s very different from the greens of recent seasons. Pair any of these versatile pastels with a bolder hue for an up to date look.
Sand, a lightly toasted and amiable neutral, conjures images of the beach and the carefree days of summer. Try pairing Sand with Hemlock for perfect, natural balance. Paloma serves as a quintessential neutral, interesting enough to be worn alone or combined with any color for sophisticated poise.
Cayenne, a high-pitched red, adds a dash of spicy heat to neutrals, and heightens the excitement when mixed with Freesia, a blazing yellow that is sure to illuminate wardrobes this season. A tropical, floral-inspired shade, Freesia’s warmth and energy help set the stage for Celosia Orange, an optimistic, spontaneous hue. Pair Celosia Orange with Violet Tulip for a captivating vision, much like the setting summer sun.
The palette is brought full circle with Radiant Orchid, a bold counterpart to Violet Tulip, and Dazzling Blue,a scintillating, polar opposite to Placid Blue. Surprisingly, these strong, vibrant colors also pair well across the palette: They are perfect companions to pastels, and add confidence and vivacity when mixed with other bold colors.

0 Accessories

Accessorize! Hey girls, you heard right! It’s time to accessorize your wardrobe with bags, scarves, belts, jewelry or just about anything! So hold it, what exactly is an accessory? Before we learn how to accessorize lets learn it’s definition. An accessory can be anything that is not essential in itself but it is something extra that will add beauty, or in other words something that will give you that extra “umph”.

There are so many different ways to accessorize and we will start by focusing on one. Let’s begin with necklaces. The 2013 summer season’s latest looks are ones with bold colors and embellishments. These chic necklaces can easily dress up or dress down any outfit. The best part of it all is that you can choose exactly how much “part” of an outfit you want it to make. It’s all up to you so have fun with it. You can begin by looking for a color in your top that you don’t immediately see when you look at it. Perhaps the color of a cuff, collar, or pinstripe. Choose that color to be your base when looking for a necklace. You will be amazed to see that when wearing the necklace, the “off” color will become alive. The top may even look entirely different with and without the necklace. Don’t be afraid to be creative, you will be amazed at the results.

Pendants and chains are also popular now so there’s lots available out there no matter what type of look you want. A pendent necklace with a green butterfly can add personality and style to your white blouse with green buttons. The rule is that there is no color that is “too small’ to be brought out. In fact, the less obvious the color, the cooler it will look when brought out. The pendent can actually “make” the outfit. My suggestion to you is to take a few of your popular dating tops along with you to the store. You may be surprised when you see that for under $10.00, a necklace can add so much to your “boring” top.

The options are endless and you will even begin to enjoy finding that perfect necklace to match to your top. So go for it, be expressive and let the colors that you choose bring out the best in yourself. Don’t be shy to let the cheerful colors that the summer offers give off the inner beauty and shine that you have hidden inside. Good Luck and can’t wait to hear how it goes!

Regards, Shani

3 Dress for Spring!

Hello everyone! Now that Spring is here (and it actually feels like it!) I wanted to write a little bit about the changing of your wardrobe.

As we change our wardrobe from dark colors to light ones, we hope that our spirits too will be lifted. After a long and perhaps difficult winter we look at the spring as a new beginning. We hope that our spirits and positive outlook will increase along with the warm sun and longer days.

Now is the time to begin sorting through your closet to remove anything which is dark and dreary looking. You should be keeping styles which are good staples and basics for a date (styles that aren’t “too out there”).

There are many different aspects of dress especially when dressing for a date that we will discuss in the future. In this post, I want to discuss colors. Black and navy’s are definitely classics but they should be reserved and put to the side when dating in the spring. They give a low-key type of look. A few of the colors which are very in this season are Lemon Zest, Monaco Blue, Nectarine, and Tender Shoots (a green with a tinge of yellow).

Try to imagine what two women would look like. Both are beautiful, with their hair and makeup done to a tee. The weather is 70 degrees with a slight wind. The time is 6:00 PM. They are both going out on a 4th date. They will not be sitting in a lobby. One is wearing navy and black, and one is wearing a white shell with a Monaco Blue top. Personally, wouldn’t the color bring our her eyes and hair, especially if they are outdoors on the date? Yes, it is a little daring or different but the look is just so refreshing for the spring and you will really look your best! Go for it and try it and see how you feel. Any questions or comments feel free to write me and stay tuned for more Spring fashion tips.

8 What Should I Wear?

Question:

I never know what to wear on dates! Do I wear a dress? Just regular shabbos clothes?? I never know if I’m “doing it right” and whenever I come back from a date, I always feel I should’ve either been fancier or less fancy…I just don’t know!! Thank you!

Answer:

Your question is a very common one. Growing up, when getting dressed for Bas Mitzvas, Chagigas…. my father always told us that when in doubt, you’re better off dressing more up than down. I think this is important when it comes to dating. You’re better off looking more dressed up for a date than not.

However, you still don’t want to make a fool out of yourself and it’s important that you feel comfortable, so here goes the “rules”: For the first and second date, dress VERY nice. This means not weekday not wedding and not chol hamoed. Generally, it would be how you dress on Shabbos. Once you get to the 3rd date, then you veer away from the Shabbos clothing and go for the VERY nice weekday. Stick with the very nice weekday till the end. This means short skirt, tights, nice top or short jumper/dress. When it comes to repeating shoes or outfits, I personally would say switching off shoes is good but I tried to wear something different on all 15 of my dates. Yes, I did have to borrow from friends, but I felt funny repeating. I would say to repeat something from an earlier date would be OK too though.

Another thing to keep in mind is what is HE doing? It’s perfectly normal after the first 2 dates to ask the Shadchan where you’ll be going and if he’ll be wearing a tie. Generally, if he’s wearing a tie, you go with the nicer clothing (Shabbos), not ties would mean more casual (very nice weekday)

Hatzlacha and I hope this was help!