How To Make Salt Scrub for Your Feet and Body

How To Make Salt Scrub for Your Feet and Body

After winter my skin is feeling dry and in need of some loving. My feet especially are not ready to be seen in all the cute sandals I plan to wear this summer. Sea salt to the rescue! Here is how to make salt scrub for your feet and body. Salt scrub is fabulous for...

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How To Rock a Nude Lip

How To Rock a Nude Lip

When you want to switch up your look, try a neutral nude lipstick. You can rock a nude lip no matter your skin tone. You just have to find your right shade. Why a nude lip? Nude lips can be a real statement, as much as a red lip can be. A nude lip gives you an...

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How To Be Elegant in Social Situations

How To Be Elegant in Social Situations

I've written before about la bella figura, the Italian idea of casting a beautiful figure. It’s about the way you look and dress, but it's also about the way you behave as well. It's about manners, etiquette, and how to be elegant in social situations. In modern...

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Spring: A Time for Renewal

Spring: A Time for Renewal

Spring has sprung in my little corner of the world. After a long winter of lockdown, it’s a welcome change. It's been cloudy, gloomy and chilly for way too long this year. But the sun is finally breaking through. The mornings are bright, and the evenings are cool but...

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An Elegant Body – Healthy and Graceful

An Elegant Body – Healthy and Graceful

Part of being an elegant woman and wearing elegant clothes is having an elegant body to carry you around. Let’s discuss what it means to have an elegant body. Whatever your size, shape, and body type you can carry yourself as an elegant woman. Posture is key to...

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Spring Clean Your Goals

Spring Clean Your Goals

It’s the time of year when we start to air out the house and deep clean in preparation for a new season. It’s also a great time to look at where your life is going. Is there anything that needs to be aired out or let go? It's time to spring clean your goals. It's...

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How To Make a Watercolor Mandala for Spring

How To Make a Watercolor Mandala for Spring

A great way to relax and get your creative juices flowing is to try painting. I'm not a talented artist, but I love to paint for fun. I created this watercolor mandala project for Spring because it is so simple and fun, yet you can derive great meaning from it as...

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Elegance in Beauty – Daily Routines

Elegance in Beauty – Daily Routines

In our continuing discussion of modern elegance, let’s consider the elegance in beauty routines. Be inspired by women throughout history or look to the women in your life. I learned how to apply makeup and develop a good skin care routine by my very elegant mother. My...

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How To Rock a Red Lip

How To Rock a Red Lip

Never underestimate the elegance of a classic red lip. Red is a power color that can make you look glamorous and feel invincible. It's a favorite shade of classic Hollywood actresses. Don't be shy. Read on to learn how to rock a red lip. Tips for Rocking a Red Lip...

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How To Curate an Elegant Wardrobe

How To Curate an Elegant Wardrobe

In our continuing exploration of what it means to be an elegant woman, let's look at how your wardrobe plays an important part in how you are perceived and how you see yourself. You've probably heard the expression that you should dress for the job you want. Well, I...

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The Ultimate Guide to Modern Elegance and Glamour

The Ultimate Guide to Modern Elegance and Glamour

This is the first article in a new series about modern elegance and glamour. In the coming weeks, I'll be exploring the concept of what it means to be an elegant woman in the modern world. What is modern elegance? The word "elegance" comes from the Middle French word...

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Alternatives to Microwave Cooking

Alternatives to Microwave Cooking

This post is a companion to the article: 10 Reasons to Get Rid of Your Microwave. In this second article I offer you alternatives to microwave cooking. You can live without a microwave. I encourage you to read on to find better ways of preparing your food. The Tough...

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5 Tips for How To Be More Productive

5 Tips for How To Be More Productive

When I left my full-time job several years ago, I told myself that if I worked as hard on my own projects as I did at that job, then I would surely be successful. But the problem is, as I became my own boss I found myself wasting a lot of time during the day. I was...

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How To Get the Perfect Ponytail

How To Get the Perfect Ponytail

A ponytail may be the most loved and versatile hair style ever. You can wear it to a baseball game or you can wear it to a grand ball. A ponytail can make you look younger, sportier, more elegant, sleek, cute, messy or demure. It all depends on how you style it. Let's...

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