Archive | May 2012

Look What I Found:Stainless Steel Wallet

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This wallet is featured in the “O” Magazine June Issue. It cost $95, and it can be found at stewartstand.com. The company met up with Oprah’s style team to create this one of kind wallet. What’s special about this wallet is that it has a stainless steal barrier that stops unauthorized access to your credit cards and ID radio-frequency chips.

  Features:

Capacity: 1 passport sleeve, 5 card slots, 1 bill/misc. slot; Materials: Woven Stainless Steel Cloth, Yellow Leather; Dimensions: 3.75 x 5.5 x 0.313″

Materials:

Made with 85%+ post consumer recycled stainless steel.

Cons: Too Expensive

Pros: Great Gift/Slim

Fix Your Foot Problems Before Summer Gets Here.

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  It is time for me to stop hiding my feet because summer is about a month away. The problems below need to be solved in order for me to enjoy flip flops during the summer.

An ingrowing nail:

Tight shoes can compress your toes and force the flesh into the nails. This condition is called ingrowing nail.

Solution: Soak your feet in a tub of warm water at least 3 times a week to reduce inflammation. If you experience pain, you need to see a podiatric surgeon within 48 hours.

Tips: Cut your nails straight across and just beyond the tips of your toes. And wear roomier shoes.

Yellow nails: ( one of my problems)

If your feet are yellow, thick and flaky, you may have a fungal infection. This yellowing of the nail may be a stain caused by some chemicals in your nail polish.

Solution: See a foot doctor instead of trying to solve the problem by yourself.

Tips: Dry your feet completely and sprinkle absorbent powder into your shoes to avoid moisture. Try to avoid nail polish that has harsh toxins in it.

Calluses: Calluses are your body’s way of protecting stressed skin. If you wear high heels, or walk around barefoot, this condition can happen to you.

Solution: Use a callus file in the shower. Don’t file to hard to avoid making the problem worse. You can also use some over the counter product to help soften your feet.

Tips: Rub Vaseline on your feet every night before bedtime and put socks on to help your feet stay soft.

 

Note: Tea Tree Oil can also help fight fungal infections. It can be expensive, but you will get your money’s worth. You can use is as a top coat before applying your nail polish.

My New Obssession: Shoe Clips

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You can change your shoes from casual to formal with those cute little shoe clips.

Why I love them:

  1. I can change my look easily.
  2. I can make my shoes look expensive.
  3. I can use them on my flip flops.
  4. I can also use them on my hair or My purse.
  5. The price range is good for me.
  6. I can even use them on my dressy jackets

 

Is it Okay To Wear Shorts to Work?

It is okay to wear shorts to work as long as the shorts are not too short, says Adam Glassman, O’s creative director. Some women get it wrong sometimes, he says.

  • Just like the pencil skirt, your shorts should be on or right above your knees.
  • Don’t show too much by covering your arms when choosing your blouse.
  • Buy dressy silk pants & avoid pants that wrinkle easily.
  • Wear wedges or pumps, or flats.

Is it Safe to Skip Shampoo if You Have Thick, Dry, Curly Hair?

              A lot of women are skipping shampoo these days, especially in the natural hair community, but is it the right thing to do for our hair? According to Dr. David Kingsley, a New York City hair expert, shampooing is the best way to remove dirt, oil, and product buildup from your hair. You need to shampoo your hair at least once a week. If you wash your hair twice a week, you can use a great conditioner like Tresemme moisture rich with vitamin E conditioner instead of shampoo. It is also good to use a great leave-in conditioner if your hair is dry.
        You need to find out what works for you when it comes to taking care of your hair, but not using shampoo at all is not the best way to go.