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The Way We Are

4 Jan

We look through the glossy pages of the top fashion and style magazines.  The celebrities and models are gorgeous.  We tell ourselves that if we looked like that we would have a fabulous life.  If we were thinner, prettier, if our butt wasn’t so big (or so small), if we had hair like that, if our skin were that clear. But have you thought about what goes into making those models and celebrities “Models and Celebrities” ?  We sometimes get a glimpse of the real side of their lives. Looks are not everything – yes we hear that all the time, but it really isn’t.  Here are some looks at our beauties as they really are. I want the lighting, the wind machine, the professional make up artist, the person that does the air brushing, I want them in my home every morning when I wake up. But since that isn’t the real world, I’ll take my mousey brown hair, my sparse eyebrows, my ruddy check color and my little-to-large breasts into my own bathroom and make the most of what I have.  We may not be a dream girl, but I guarantee you that we are the dream of someone that loves us just the way we are.

The Buzz on the Beehive

3 Jan
There are right and wrong ways to wear big hair.  Recently Alicia Keys was blasted for her over the top beehive, but Kelly Osbourne and Kourtney Kardashian got kudos for their poufy pompadours !

The Weird, The Funky, The Unusual – Part Deux

1 Jan

Alright, we saw some of the more unusual handbags out there.  Let’s take a look at some of the more stranger shoes.

 

The Weird, The Funky, The Unusual

30 Dec

I am always searching for the ultimate handbag.  I lose everything in the ‘black hole’.  In my quest I have fallen upon some very, let’s say ‘different’ bags.  Here are a few of the more interesting.  What do you think ?

 

THE Boot of the Season

28 Dec

Buckle up in the season’s hottest hardware – the Buckle Boot !  Everybody, and I mean everybody is wearing this latest trend. From channeling your inner biker babe to the  rhinestone wedge, these boots rock !

Picture Perfect

26 Dec

New Year’s Eve is right around the corner and with that comes the taking of the photos.  Don’t be intimidated, you don’t have to look perfect to take a perfect picture. Here are a few tips to help make solving photo issues a snap.

Less Posing – If your mind is focused on something other than the photo, you’ll appear less rigid. Never keep your hands right by your sides, clasp them in the front or in the back, or hold on to a glass or your eyeglasses to help relax your body.

Fake Flawless Skin – Get as much light on your face as possible. Use a flash inside and outside because the light of the flash will bounce off the skin, illuminate it, and conceal facial imperfections.

Lose the Double Chin -Project your chin out an inch or so more than you normally would. You may feel a bit awkward, like a giraffe, but you’ll have a long, thin neck in the photo.

Keep Your Eyes Open – Close your eyes and have the photographer count to three. On three, open them. Works every time.

Lose the Deer-in-the-Headlights Look -Don’t look straight into the lens. Focus your eyes just above the lens instead of staring directly into the camera.

Using any or all of the tips will ensure this year’s photos are picture perfect !

Merry Christmas To All

25 Dec

From all of us at Year Without Rain, to all of you, Merry Christmas.

The Color of the Season

24 Dec

Although the color red is seen year around, it is also the color of the holiday season.  If you’re a little afraid to stand out in a red dress, try just an accessory or two.

Mane Attraction

23 Dec

Whether for the holiday season or anytime, headbands can be a very cool or elegant way to dress your locks.  Add a pair of simple earrings and you are ready to go.

 

If It’s Winter It Must Be Plaid

22 Dec

With winter upon us the Plaid pattern is once again up for debate.  Discovering how to wear plaid and still look feminine is a learning process that does not come naturally. Not surprisingly, plaid clothing has been made an A-list garment choice. Whether you love it or hate it, here we are again.