Choosing Age Appropriate Nail Art

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Nail art is a trend that does not seem to be going anywhere anytime soon, but many of the popular designs just do not seem to work on women who have passed a certain age. If this is the case for you, this does not mean that you have to shun the nail art trend, and can instead opt for designs that are sophisticated and age appropriate.

“Kiss Me Kate” Stripe
The “Kiss Me Kate” Stripe was created by celebrity manicurist Deborah Lippmann, who was inspired by the aesthetic of designer Kate Spade. This design consists of a crisp white nail that features a jet black horizontal stripe running across it, resulting in a beautifully contrasting graphic look. Stripes in general are always a classy design to go for, and there is still plenty of room for experimentation, whether this may be with the hues that you use or the direction that the stripes run in.

Crop Top
The Crop Top nail design is all about making use of negative space, and intentionally incorporates some bare nail. Rather than color blocking the nail with two shades, the bottom half of the nail is left bare, while the top half features a shade that is deep and rich. Rather than opting for a standard shade, go for something such as mustard yellow or hunter green, as these will make your nails look even more luxe.

Fine Art
There are many manicurists out there that are exceptionally talented when it comes to reinterpreting works of fine art for the nails, and, depending on the artist and piece that you choose, this is a look that really screams sophistication. Whether you opt for the graphic squares of Mondrian, abstract shapes from Picasso, or whimsical floral details from Japanese masters, the key to mastering this look is finding a manicurist who is able to really perfect each one of your nails.

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Ombre
Ombre, which means shaded in French, makes use of two main colors, with the first one fading into the next, showcasing different shades in between. This is an elegant design, and can have varying effects depending on the colors that you pick. Blue fading into black will give you quite a deep and intense look, while a baby pink fading into aubergine is much more fun, but still age appropriate.

Lace Tips
Lace-tipped nails ooze elegance, but also have a subtle level of sexiness to them, which makes them a great design no matter your age. There are many different ways to achieve this look, from drawing it on yourself if you have steady hands, to applying nail art stickers, to even using nail glue to apply the actual lace to your nails. However, keep in mind that, in order to keep this style age appropriate, you need to make sure that the lace does not stray too far from your tips, and is not too over the top.

As you can see from each of these designs, age appropriate does not have to mean boring. Instead, it is all about choosing styles that are sophisticated, as well as relatively minimal in terms of design and color palette. The next time you are having a manicure done, try something new and give one of these nail art designs a go.

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How to Keep Your Look Timeless – OROGOLD Reviews

Fashion trends may come and go with each new season, but a timeless look is one that never goes out of style. It may take a while to develop a distinctive yet classic look, but once you do, you will never again have any problems looking elegant and effortlessly chic.

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Quality Over Quantity
Although it may be tempting to have something completely different to wear everyday, timeless looks are all about quality, and you should always strive to buy the best that you can afford. High quality garments will be cut in a way that will accentuate and flatter your figure. Opt for natural fabrics, such as wool, silk and cotton, as these have great movement and drape qualities. Always avoid polyester and other synthetic fabrics, as these are much stiffer and bulkier, and will accentuate your imperfections.

Timeless Fashion

Invest in Key Pieces
There are certain garments that every woman, regardless of age, size or background, should have in her wardrobe. The LBD, Little Black Dress, is one of those staples, as it is the perfect canvas for so many different looks. A classic white shirt can also be worn in so many ways, as can a pair of classic jeans. For outerwear, a trench coat is a garment that works with all body types, accentuates waistlines and hides flaws. It is also the ultimate icon of chic, giving the wearer some instant allure.

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Simple and Elegant
One of the keys to looking timeless is keeping your outfit fuss-free. Choose clothes that are cut in an elegant, minimal way. Avoid clothes that are distressed, ripped or embellished, as this isn’t the look that you are going for. Prints should also be avoided, unless they are extremely simple. If you want to include prints and bursts of color in your outfit, do this with your accessories. A printed scarf or bold colored bag can really brighten up an outfit. Make sure that your clothes always fit you perfectly, and avoid anything that is baggy or oversized, as this won’t do your look any good, and will only make you look bigger in all the wrong places.

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Well-Groomed
Once you have your timeless wardrobe sorted, you need to make sure that your hair, face and skin complement it. You should always be well-groomed, with a clean face and nails, and not drenched in perfume. Keep your makeup to a minimum, so that it always looks fresh and natural rather than heavy and dark. Work on developing a customized skin care routine, so that your skin always has a healthy glow to it. Your hair should always be neat and well-conditioned. If getting your hair color or highlights regularly touched up isn’t something that you’re good at doing, skip the color and go with your natural shade, as visible roots will immediately detract from your timeless look.

With a bit of time and thought, a timeless and classic look is easy to put together. Try to always choose garments that accentuate your best assets, and, no matter how tempted you may be to forgo your classic look for a trendy new style, remember Coco Chanel’s wise words; Fashion changes, but style endures.

Wedding Beauty: Dos and Don’ts – OROGOLD Reviews

Wedding photographs are something that you will keep and treasure forever, so it is every bride’s aim to look as gorgeous as she possibly can on her big day. No matter what sort of beauty look you think you might go for, there are certain dos and don’ts that every bride should follow in order to truly look her best. OROGOLD reviews some of the most important wedding beauty do’s and don’ts.

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DO: More than One Trial
Doing a test run of your wedding day makeup is absolutely crucial, but you should also be testing out different looks before you do your final trial. If you are using a professional make up artist, be honest with them about what you like and don’t like, and don’t let yourself be influenced by any ideas that you don’t like the sound of. As you are doing all of your makeup trials, be sure to take photographs of every look, preferably in the same sort of lighting that you expect to have on the big time. This will ensure that you know exactly how the makeup is going to photograph, and you will be able to adapt it depending on how the photos look.

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DO: Bring Along Your Lipstick
Remember to keep your lipstick with you as much as possible throughout the day. It is unlikely that your first application will last the course of the day, so it is important to have your lip color on hand to touch it up, especially before any photographs are taken.

Bride gets eyeliner applied on her eye lashes.

DO: Focus on Your Lashes
Defined eyelashes photograph extremely well, making your eyes look bigger without looking as though you are wearing heavy makeup. If you don’t want to use fake lashes, make sure you opt for a good quality waterproof mascara, as you don’t want it staining your face during any emotional moments!

DON’T: Wear Too Much Makeup
It can be tempting to want to try an elaborate style of makeup that really transforms your face, but your wedding day is not the day to do this. Although it may make you feel special at the time, you don’t want to look unrecognizable in your photographs. Focus on highlighting your best features with your makeup, keeping the rest of your face simple and looking natural.

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DON’T: Make Any Drastic Changes
Whether it’s a spray tan, a new facial or a different hair color, make sure you do not drastically change your appearance a few weeks before the wedding. If you need a haircut, make sure you do this well in advance of your wedding day, giving yourself at least a month or two to get used to it, as you don’t want to be burdened by hair troubles on your big day. You also want to be certain that your hair and skin color goes well with your dress and accessories, and any last minute changes that may seem small at the time, could end up having a bigger impact than you expected.

Every bride should look her absolute best on her wedding day, using makeup only to enhance natural features rather than hide them. Choose waterproof versions of every product if possible, and don’t forget to try out your beauty looks well in advance of the big day, taking photographs in natural light to help you objectively judge the outcome of any new makeup styles.