Belle's Weekly Reading: Cross Country Edition
Aug 15, 2011
Coast to Coast. Thanks to a reader suggestion, I just discovered the blog Atlantic-Pacific. Much like The Glamourai, Blair has a very versatile look that shows you eclectic ways to mix the trends.
One of my favorite looks is this 70s-glam maxi-dress with wedges and chunky jewelry. The ensemble is perfect for a garden party or a night out on the town. No wonder Polyvore readers selected Blair as their most-coveted closet.
Fight the Bounce. Last summer, we discussed the need for a supportive sports bra because bounce can damage your breast tissue and cause sagging. And sagging is bad. It seems that scientists in Britain have developed a sports bra that eliminates 83% of the bounce. Good job, science.
Color Guard. To spare my hair color, I alternate wash days and use dry shampoo on the alternate mornings. But a reader pointed me in the direction of Une Femme and her review of Leonor Greyl cleansing milk. The product eliminates oil, lifts the roots and smells like bananas.
Azteca. Tribal and Aztec prints are on trend right now. To be honest, they never really appealed to me, until I saw this post from Sofia’s Journal. Maybe I need a wrist full of Aztec-inspired bangles…or maybe just this brightly-colored locket from Etsy.
Autumn Nails. Mizhattan has the scoop on Essie’s Fall 2011 Collection filled with earth tones and deep hues. I also love these ombre nails in greige, dark teal, pink and orange, though you could do them with any color.
If you want a little sparkle, the Glitter Guide has a tutorial on how to give yourself an ombre look using gold glitter. And you know how I feel about glitter!
Or if you want something really different, how about transferring newsprint onto your nails? That’s right, you can transfer the type from newsprint to create a cool pattern, see the tutorial above.
This should also serve as a reminder that I will be choosing the winner of the Birchbox giveaway at midnight tonight. So get those entries in today!