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Sophisticated Spooky Nails

It’s Halloween, which means it’s a great time to do something a little different. I’m sure you have your costume already (You did get a costume… right?!?!) or you’re prepared to throw something together quickly. But why not infuse a little Halloween spirit into your manicure?

That sexy school girl costume or voluptuous cop uniform probably isn’t work appropriate but with a few coats of polish you can bring the fun of the season anywhere including to the office! No ghost or pumpkin nail art here, these are all adult manicures. Best part is you can pick up everything you need for one of these creations at your local pharmacy.

Here are our top combinations:

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Sally Hansen Insta-Dri in Night Fright + Sally Hansen Insta-Dri in Pumpkin Queen = A Halloween take on a classic French manicure.

 

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Sally Hansen Insta-Dri in OMGhost + Sally Hansen Salon Effects in Little Black Lace = Goul-ish lace nails

 

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Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Matte in Scaredy Matte + Sally Hansen Insta-Dri in OMGhost = Modern matte nails of the night

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Sally Hansen Insta-Dri in Night Fright + Sally Hansen Big Glitter in Costume Glitters = Party-ready “Time Warp ” nails.

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Sally Hansen Insta-Dri in Night Fright + Sally Hansen Fuzzy Coat in Fur-ankenstein = Monster accent nails!

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Women’s Lingerie Advice – Red and Black

What’s red and black, lacy and irresistible? Why you are…

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Transform into a Seductive Siren

Start off with some sultry Erica M hosiery to get your valentine’s heart racing. We love Vivian and Genevieve styles which look great under your outfit, but even better sans clothes. With the intricate details they scream pin-up girl charm.

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Add some red hot lace such as Victoria Secret’s Bombshell Add-2-Cups Push-Up Bra in Limited Edition Lace. Or go for classic black with Victoria Secret’s Very Sexy Lace Strappy Back Push-Up Bra and matching Strappy Thong Panty. A pink lace bustier is a fun feminine way to add a little sex appeal and this one from H&M is a steal at under $25!

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If you’re looking for something different try delicate lingerie in blushes, roses, and nudes. Aerie’s Holly Bow Longline Pushup Bra has a delicate lace band and satin style cups, perfect for the romantic woman.

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Cute and Sporty make a great Valentine

Aerie’s Lace Trim Cheekys feature an adorable conversation heart print which will keep your date’s attention. These cotton panties are embellished with a little lace and would pair perfectly with a love themed tank such as Forever 21’s Love is All Around You PJ Set.

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Women’s Shopping Advice – Unexpected Gifts for your Sweetheart

Special occasions tend to increase the pressure to buy the perfect gift.  We’ve taken some otherwise generic ho-hum gifts and gave them a makeover.

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Flowers

These lacy flowers have a sexy secret.  When you unwrap this bouquet, you find each ‘rose’ is actually a lace thong.  Pick up these racy flowers at www.hankypanky.com

Wine

Who wouldn’t love a bottle of their favorite Merlot or Zinfandel?  But why give them a plain old bottle when you can encase those flavors in chocolate!  2 Chicks with Chocolate combines flavors such as Cabernet Caramel and Spicy Merlot mix spices and wine into sweet confections.  Packaged in a satin wine bottle bag, this is the ultimate gift for a wine connoisseur.   Find out more at www.2chickswithchocolate.com.

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Perfume

An expensive bottle of perfume is a fantastic gift.  That being said, Tory Burch’s perfume comes in a pendant with a gold-tone graphic pattern.  The stunning necklace opens to reveal the solid perfume.  With a mix of floral peony and tuberose, combined with crisp citrus notes of grapefruit and neroli, Tory Burch’s fragrance is feminine, as well as tomboy, and totally unexpected.

Chocolates

While most ladies wouldn’t turn down a box of truffles, a chocolate diamond engagement ring might make for a more memorable present.  This 1.67 Carat Natural Fancy Chocolate Brown Diamond Engagement Ring 14K White Gold from Liori Diamonds will be her favorite sweet treat of all.  Already married or not ready to pop the question?  Try a pair of chocolate diamond earrings!

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Women’s Fashion Advice – The Perfect Bikini For Your Body

Bathing suits are the one thing every fashionista seems to struggle with. Perhaps we’re too quick to jump on the newest trend rather than dressing for our own bodies… or maybe we simply don’t know what looks good on us.

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Here are our ultimate cheat sheet for looking great on the beach no matter what your body shape is.

 

If you’re small on top:
Accentuate your chest with added volume. Several bikinis on the market today feature feisty fringe and billowing ruffles. While either are the perfect style for your shape, if you really want to add a little extra va-va-voom grab a top with heavy padding. Victoria’s Secret offers bikini tops, which like their bras, will add an extra cup-size or two.Screen Shot 2014 05 29 at 4.43.59 PM womens fashion

If you’re pear shaped:
For women with larger hips it can sometimes be harder to find that right balance. Avoid bottoms with ties on the sides as they will just make your hips look bigger. Instead opt for bikini bottoms with wide sides.

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If you have a large chest:
Anyone with larger breasts knows you basically buy what will hold the girls up. One of the best looks for a larger chest is a halter top with a wide band. The band helps add support to keep your girls in place while looking sultry and stylish.

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If you have a boyish figure:
For ladies with straight bodies with little curves, a smaller bikini bottom with ties on the sides combined with a ruffled top is perfect for you. This style of suit will accentuate your body and leave you looking ready to take on the waves.

Now with the arsenal we gave you and the perfect swim suit in tow you’re ready to hit the beach!

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Maternity Fashion Advice – Fun Swimwear

Swimwear is the most dreaded item to shop for, but add pregnancy into the mix and it can be a real nightmare! To help you enjoy the sun a little this summer we’ve put together our top choices for chic swimwear for the mother-to-be.

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Add a little 50’s flair with a retro inspired nautical tankini by Seraphine. The Nautical Striped Maternity Tankini features a feminine sweetheart neckline with a bow as well as panels on the side which are designed to help slim and flatter your figure. The best part of this tankini is you can keep it down for added modesty or pull it up to get a little sun.

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BellaBlu’s Black and White Block Bandeau Maternity Swimsuit looks like the perfect summer dress. With a full skirt to help cover your growing baby bump and white trim it’s a great option for the stylish woman. Plus the suit comes with attachable straps if you need a little extra support.

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Color blocking is always a good way to look stylish; however, a dark color on bottom with a lighter color on top helps balance out your body. Due Maternity’s Maternal America Eva Criss Cross Spaghetti Trim Tankini will leave you looking great and comfortable with built in cups and adjustable ties on the bottom.

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Black has to be the most flattering color of all time. With it’s universal appeal it’s no surprise that black is the color of choice for Hollywood Celebs as well. Jump on the Star Studded trend and try out Seraphine’s Black Halterneck Maternity Bathing Suit. Worn by Kate Hudson, this suit will flatter your figure as it changes week by week. Glamorous and simple, this is a great option to wear while lounging around by the pool and sipping virgin piña coladas!

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Women’s Fashion Advice – “Ugly” Flat Sandals

We’re always looking for a pair of sexy stilettos, sophisticated pumps, and simply gorgeous sandals but the new trend in “ugly” foot ware has got us stumped. While some people are ready to jump right on, others of us aren’t quite ready to embrace the ugly trend.

If you’re ready to give these ugly (but granted a lot more comfortable) shoes a try you’re in luck as there are plenty of options. From Top Shop to Jeffery Campbell everyone is making shoes that are well… ugly.

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Isabel Marant’s Holden sandal with lambskin leather and cushioned rib-stitched criss-cross straps remind us a little of shower shoes. While we aren’t exactly excited about these, we can’t deny that they look great on the girls walking past us sporting shorts, a thin jacket and a wide brimmed hat.

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Women’s Fashion Trends – Nude Heels

Wondering why you should swap your trusted black sandals for a new nude version? Other than nude being right on trend this summer, nude feels a little more subtle and natural than white and a nude colored shoe will make it appear that your legs go on for days. With so many different designers offering nude heels, there’s bound to be a style right for you.

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For a barely there heel, Steve Madden’s Stecy is a great choice; it features a thin ankle strap without a lot of extra embellishments. This simple delicate shoe won’t be competing for attention with your outfit, so feel free to pair it with bold prints or feminine florals.

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A lace up heel is bound to make you feel extra sexy and walk just a little bit taller. Schutz’s Fiorenza heel ties up the front and wraps around the ankle, sure to cause a few heads to turn. These shoes would add a little something special to your favorite fit and flare dress or dress up a pair of cuffed jeans.

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If sky high heels aren’t your thing, the Vince Rory 2 has a low block heel perfect for the woman who wants a little height but is on her feet all day. The soft nude color will draw the eye all the way down faking length even without the lift of a 6 inch heel, a very important tip for short women who want to appear to have longer legs.

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