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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Jelly Shoes a must have for the Summer

You ask me what on earth are Jelly Shoes?  Well I found these amazing Jelly Shoes and loved the look and colour and so got me a few pairs.  I got the black and the white and they are so comfortable and look cute on too!.  $24.99 is not expensive and you can wear them anywhere, at the beach, shopping, out to dinner!

My feet did  not sweat in these either as they are very open.

The come in 7 different colours - and in sizes 36 to 41.  $24.99 get a few pairs.

 



How about the colours - I just fell in love with all of them.  Much better to look at than thongs!
If you love these and want some then check back at www.makeupnet.com.au in the new year as we will be stocking them soon or email us your colour and size and we will let you know when they are in stock. email jill.nolan@makeupnet.com.au

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Sunday, December 12, 2010

Christmas



Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to all of our readers!  I hope you like the little video!

We have some great products to offer for Christmas shopping for the females in your life, especially the younger ones.  Gift giving for Tenn Girls has never been so easy with Bellaboo skincare for teen girls,,,they love the stuff! 

If you do not know what to get, Buy a Gfit voucher so that they can have the fun of shopping online!  Cheers Jill


Saturday, December 4, 2010

Undertones for Asians: How to tell if your skintone is Cool, Warm, Neutral, or Olive

I found this great blog that I wanted to share with you all and this really great review of Asian skin tones, so read the first few lines and if you are keen pop over to the blog to finish it off.  It is very good reading if your are of Asian decent and need so help selecting the right skintones for you.


So I decided to write a post on Asian skintones, or more specifically Asian undertones, because I think that as an Asian, sometimes it's harder to tell if you're warm, cool, neutral or olive than if you were Caucasian. But why write a post specifically dedicated to Asian undertones, as opposed to undertones for everyone in general? There are two reasons for this: 

Read the rest at the blog..click on the link above the article to go to the blog 

Our Sheermiracle range of makeup has 7 shades that work on Asian skintones at www.makeupnet.com.au

Friday, December 3, 2010

Running a Small business can be fun?

First let me introduce myself to those that do not read this blog.  My name is Jill and I have been running my own small business in the very competitive area of Cosmetics and the internet.  My web site www.makeupnet.com.au has been running now since 2006 and in that 4 years I have learned a lot about the internet and the cosmetics business.

I think that like a lot of people the internet seemed to be an easy low risk method of opening a business, yeah right!  Nothing easy here I can assure you. Maybe low risk , but I think the risks are not monetary risks, but copyright and misrepresentation risks for the novice web developer.

First you need a web package and you need to learn how to use that, you also need to find some great products from a supplier who is willing to sell to you in small lots ( many will not!)  You need a business name that will attract attention, a plan for the business ( many are not so hot at this aspect).  You need to learn about the laws that surround and support the type of business your in and then you need to work out how to get this new business some notice!  Oh and I forgot you need a domain name and it needs to be registered and try matching that to the registered business name..that was very tricky.


Anyway, here we are some 4 years later, 3 business names and 3 domain names later and a with a total new focus on the direction for the business.

I would love to hear from others that are running a small business on the web and sharing some of the pitfalls of this process and the learning's so that others may not make the same mistakes?  I will share some of my success and mistakes in the coming weeks.  I love my business and the lines that I sell and will continue to stay focused as it grows.  I believe that small business is very important in Australia and I support other small business owners when ever I get the opportunity.


Elly B Organic Skincare is another Australia owned small business and the products are second to none in my view.  Check them out, they are well priced and work well ( I know as I use this brand)

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Juicy launch their new fragrance.

Peace, Love & Juicy Couture Fragrance Commercial

Juicy launch a new fragrance and create such a visually beautiful advertisement to promote it.  Do you know who the voice is?  I do, so if you know share your thoughts with us.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Face Book Giveaway

Join our facbook page and become a fan to go into the draw to win one of 4 Eye Shadow Pallets we are giving away free!
Our page is Makeupnet.com.au on Facebook.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

New Look Blogg

We have spent some time today playing with the layout and the colours..let me know what you think!
cheers Jill

PS..looking for a guest blogger with a story to tell..is that you?

Subscribe to the Blog in December and WIN

We want to give all new & exisiting subscribers an opporuntiy to win a Lipstick & an Eye Shadow from any of our ranges we offer from www.makeupnet.com.au 

 We will draw the prize around 15 th December so that we can post out the prize to the winning subscriber! in time for Christmas and New Years
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Here is the challenge - I want to have 50 subscribers by the 15th December to activate the prize, so please get as many of your friends to subscribe to the blog so that you have a chance to win free stuff in time for the Party Season and Christmas!




Cheers and Happy Party Season to all the readers!
Jill

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Jemma Jube online store

This story is sent from yenmag.net.

emma Jube online store

Jemma Jube online store

By Anne Fullerton | 9 November 2010 
Not many swimwear labels can evoke the buxom babes of a Russ Meyer film as easily as they can the demure beach bunnies of the 1950s. Inspired by superheroes and supervixens, the Jemma Jube range has everything from Birkin-worthy crochet numbers to more coy retro attire. They’re all designed in Australia and made in France. Our particular favourite is the Bonnie super high-waisted shorts and bustier. They’ve just launched an online store, so get clicking.


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Everyone loves swimwear so I hope you love these looks, I did.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Mecho : Worldly Soles, charity collecting shoes in Sydney

Mecho : Worldly Soles, charity collecting shoes in Sydney

Article forwarded from the mecho Site.


Worldly Soles, charity collecting shoes in Sydney

We like how the City of Sydney is supporting Worldly Soles, a charity project initiated by Student Associations from TAFE NSW in 2010. Since the beginning of the year, Worldly Soles has worked with more than 50 colleges across NSW to collect shoes from the community. You can help collect 50,000 pairs of shoes, runners, boots, sandals, heels or flats! All shoes will be donated to children and adults in need in Third World countries, including Haiti, Africa and The Himalayas.
You can drop off your unwanted new or pre-loved shoes to all Libraries and Neighbourhood Service Centres in the City of Sydney council area until January 2011. Your spare shoes will make a significant difference to more than 300 million children and adults in need, who suffer daily from foot injuries and social disadvantage as a result of having never owned a pair of shoes.
Donating one pair of shoes is worth about 3 months of savings to someone in need. It also helps the environment by preventing shoes from ending up in landfill. All shoes are accepted as long as there is some life left in them. Just make sure the soles are in good, wearable, condition.

Collection points set up at all City of Sydney Libraries and Neighbourhood Service Centres:

Town Hall (One Stop Shop) Level 2 Town Hall House, 456 Kent Street Sydney
Redfern Neighbourhood Service Centre, 158 Redfern Street Redfern
Kings Cross Neighbourhood Service Centre, 50-52 Darlinghurst Road Kings Cross
Customs House Library, 31 Alfred Street Circular Quay
Glebe Library, 186 Glebe Point Road, Glebe
Newtown Library, 8-10 Brown Street, Newtown
Haymarket Library, 744 George Street, Sydney
Surry Hills Library, 405 Crown Street Surry Hills
Ultimo Library, 40 William Henry Street Ultimo
Waterloo Library, 770 Elizabeth Street Waterloo

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Win an Alpha60 outfit - Win this Outfit?

Win an Alpha60 outfit
 

I love free stuff and competitions, so I hope you like this one I found for us to enter!  If you win let me know!

This competition is running in Yen Magazine online,,it is a great read too! 

At www.yenmag.net 

cheers Jill

Win an Alpha60 outfit


Alpha60 told us about their latest range and then gave some of it away! You’re welcome…
There are a lot of animal references in your new collection, what was the inspiration for that?
We were really interested in the eyes of different characters in this range. We focused on the owl because of its huge eyes; there’s something really appealing about eyes, they really draw in and engage people.
You’ve become quite a fixture on the Australian fashion scene despite beginning your label as a hobby. How did you make that transition from hobby to business?
Yeah, my brother Al and I really just started off mucking around. It was more of a hobby, like you said. We started off making men’s shirts. People started asking for the clothes so we stocked them in stores and then they started asking for women’s shirts so we did that and it kind of just grew from there. It took a while before we actually realised we were building a business.
You’ve expanded into the overseas market. How have customers away from Australia reacted to your clothing?
It was really interesting because working in Australia, you’re so far away and you’re not influenced in the same way as international artists, you’re kind of just doing your own thing. Because of this, the designing is something different for people overseas which they really like, so we’ve had a positive response.
Does Australian design have a distinct look?
I wouldn’t say you can distinctly pick which garments are Australian designed but yeah, definitely they do stand out. Australian brands have a certain quirk about them, which we realised at Paris trade shows. The Australian brands just looked that little bit different for some reason.
What’s next for Alpha60?
If you asked Al, he’d say a thousand different things. We already have six stores plus stock internationally, so I guess the next step would be opening up a store overseas and more here in Australia. With that, we still want to keep the boutique feel our stores have now.
alpha60
Yen and Alpha60 are giving away a new season Alpha60 outfit to kick-start your summer wardrobe. To be in the running to win the blue silk dress ($299) and silk and cotton owl top ($130) pictured above, simply like us on Facebook and send your name, postal address and dress and T-shirt size to competitions@yenmag.net. We also have 3 of these cute doll’s head key rings ($40) to give away to runners-up.

Tamara Mellon Unveiled Jimmy Choo’s First Fragrance to Reporters by Having Derek Blasberg Interview Her Onstage

Tamara Mellon Unveiled Jimmy Choo’s First Fragrance to Reporters by Having Derek Blasberg Interview Her Onstage

Tamara when she got her OBE in October.
Tamara when she got her OBE in October.Photo: Dominic Lipinski - WPA Pool/Getty Images

Tamara Mellon sat down with Derek Blasberg at a townhouse on 68th Street yesterday at lunchtime to discuss Jimmy Choo's latest project, a fragrance, slated to hit Saks early next year. Blasberg asked Mellon questions like they were on Dateline, about why the scent? Why now? "We felt like the timing was right, because we've transformed from a shoe brand, which is our core, to a lifestyle luxury brand," she explained to her friend. "Fragrance gives a woman identity. When a woman comes into the room, you might recognize her by smell. Or if she leaves her scarf behind and you pick it up, you smell her." Mellon told us her favorite scent is Opium: "That still reminds me of my teenage years." That's Opium as in the YSL fragrance, not the drug you smoke. "Oh, God, no! I wasn't smoking opium [as a teen]. I wasn't smoking anything. But I love that scent," she told us after the talk.
Anyway, Mellon, who stars in the fragrance's ad campaign, said she has a keen sense of smell, but that making the perfume was a learning process: "[My sense of smell is] good! But I had to do a lot of smelling. Oh my God, a lot. You're thrown into a world you're not skilled at and you just have to go with what you like and you hope everyone else likes it." The Jimmy Choo fragrance, we can report, is very girly and does not smell like shoes. "It's sitting on the right side of sexy, because I think that's a very fine line," Mellon explained. So how do you know if you've crossed it, then? "It's a fine line," she admitted. "It's a taste level." Blasberg also asked Mellon about her recent OBE award. "It means order of the British Empire. There are different ranks, the highest being the Dame, and a Sir, like Sir Elton John," she explained. "I got an OBE, which is like second to that. When a British person has kind of excelled or achieved they get OBE." Mellon's fellow OBEs include none other than Anna Wintour.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

10 Steps to Perfect Eye Brows

I have always wanted to have great eye brows!  Mine are really thin and ugly - well I think they are and no amount of waxing seems to really fix the problem.  I envy those that have great eye brows and when I saw this article I wanted to share it with others. 

So you guessed it- tomorrow I will have the pencils out to see how I go..let me know if this works for you?
 
Hot chicks like Rihanna, Lady Gaga, and Katy Perry know that every hair counts, even if it’s not the hair on their head. Wait, that sounds dirty.
Technically, eyebrows are still ON YOUR HEAD, but you know what I mean! A bad brow game has you looking like the faces of a clown, and that ain’t cute.
 
HOW-TO ACHIEVE AN A-LIST SHAPE
1.  Start by facing directly forward into a mirror.
2.  Take an eyebrow pencil (or any straight edge) and place it against the outer edge of the nostril and the inside corner of your eye. This is where the eyebrow should start.
3.  Keeping the eyebrow pencil in place, dial it like a watch hand towards the pupil, stopping when it hits dead center. This is where the arch starts.
4.  Continue swinging the eyebrow pencil past the pupil, just outside the colored part of the eye. This is the high point of the arch; everything else comes back down.
5.  Swing the pencil towards the outermost corner of the eye. This is where the eyebrow should end.
6.  Brows should be thickest near the nose and thinnest at the outer edges of the eye.
7.  Invest in the proper tools. Recommend: Tweezerman-brand tweezers. They’re a Hollywood staple, plus they offer a repair service and lifetime guarantee.
8.  Face should be clean of any makeup or lotion prior to tweezing.
9.  Tweeze right after a shower, or place a warm washcloth over the brows; this will help to soften the hairs and open pores, making hairs easier and less painful to tweeze.
10. Wait at least 30-minutes after tweezing to apply makeup. Skin is more sensitive after tweezing, increasing the chances for irritation and ingrown hairs.

Writen by Wes Ferguson
Wes Ferguson was a mild-mannered computer geek until a printer accident gave him superhuman powers. Now he’s on a mission to make the world a little more fabulous, one blog at a time. Follow him on Twitter @Westopher

Friday, November 12, 2010

Kim Kardashian and Credit Cards for Kids?????

Kim Kardashian

 

 

KIM Kardashian is kindly teaching kids how to play with plastic. She'll be at a party tomorrow to promote the launch of a new, prepaid credit card for children as young as 13.

Amazingly, the 'Kardashian Prepaid MasterCards' are being marketed as helping parents keep their kids safe by allowing them to monitor their teens' spending through their cellphones. "Teens do not spend their money as their parents think they do," a rep for Mobile Resource, which is launching the card, said. "I give my son a small amount of cash and track his spending on his card." - NY Post / AFP
The Herald Sun today runs this report!


If they are prepaid this might be a good idea?  What do you think?


Cheers Jill

Katy Perry - Firework


I really loved this, I hope you enjoy also.

Cheers Jill

Thursday, November 11, 2010

30 Days of Fashion - Save to Spend brought to you by Commonwealth Bank



I really believe we have great fashion in Australia and we all love to spend on fashion, however in today's economic climate we must be sensible about how much we invest in fashion.  It makes sense to buy well and manage our spending.  I thought it was interesting to see a bank get involved in Fashion!

I have seen first hand how people can overspend on fashion and run up credit card debts that would frighten you.  Please always be sensible about buying fashion and makeup on credit as it goes in and out before it is paid for.
I spent many years working in the credit industry and have a lot of expertise in debt recovery and credit cards, so if you need any advice on how to manage your debt or credit cards I would be happy to give you my opinions. 

All that said, fashion is fun and common sense must be applied to any fashion spending so it stays fun.

Enjoy

Jill

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Giveaway Eye Shadow Pallets

I have some eye shadow pallets to giveway this month.  I bought them from an overseas supplier as I loved the colours and they looked like real good value for money.  When they arrived the colours are as good as I expected but they are branded with the MAC brand.  Whilst they are very good looking eye shadow pallets I was not looking for branded eye pallets so I have decided to give them away FREE!  

To qualify for one you need to follow this blog - so sign up, it is easy to do that!  Tell some friends to sign up so they can go into the draw to possibly win a pallet.  I have two to give away.  Here is what they look like.


  Great colours and great carry containers with mirrors..so it is FREE all you have to do is follow our blog.

HI SUMMER 2010 fashion - Billabong Girls Australia


Now that the sun is coming out a little each day I felt like I wanted to look for some swimwear and Billabong has this great little video and some great girls to show you their gear.  Visit their site and their facebook fan page for some great look.  Sometimes it is good to just look at the great styles and wish you could wear them..I hope you enjoy the swimwear.

cheers

Jill

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Do you like a great Sale..you will love this web site

I found this great web site that has some really good sales inforamtion and links.  So not matter where you live in Australia you can find some great sales from some of the great designer and many other great store.

Sass & Bide, Footwear, Alana Hill and the list goes on


Just take a look and I am sure you will be glad you found it!  I am...happy shopping!

cheers Jill

Friday, October 29, 2010

Stella McCartney Gear very disappointed ? Were you?

Well I went off today to get a look at the much awaited Stella McCartney range.  I actually expect to find very little left in the Target store near our place as the radio shows yesterday were portraying the opening and sales as absolutely crazy.

So I was amazed at the amount of the range that was sitting on the many many racks and shelves. 

I was particularly interested in looking at the bags as the designs leaked in the promo material showed them to be very stylish and just what I was looking for in a big black tote.  
I cannot say just how disappointed I was in the bags..the shapes and styles are all good as are the colours, but the actual quality of the material used on the outside of the bags leaves them looking very cheap indeed!!!  They appear to be beautifully made on the inside, but outside...I would not part with $100.00 for a bag that looks plastic.

The clothes were nice, nothing that made me feel like buying though I have to say..so all round I was a little let down on the total range.  

Have you seen the range?  What did you think overall?  Love to hear your views?

Cheers...a disappointed Jill

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

New Subscribers & FREE Gifts

Hi everyone,

Everyone likes no LOVES  a free Gift? 

Well we are offering a FREE Gift to 5 new subscribers in the month of November, so please subscribe and go into the draw to be one of the lucky 5 who win a FREE pot of Sheer Miracle Mineral foundation - a shade to suit your complexion and a FREE lipstick from Limecrime.


So tell your friends about the FREE Gifts if you will..


Go to it and subscribe.....cheers and good luck Jill

Stella McCartney makes a line of Kids Clothing

If your a mum you might find this interesting as there is nothing like really cool gear for young kids..read the interview and enjoy.

cheers

Jill


Birth of the Cool | Stella McCartney Kids

 
Stella McCartney
Perhaps the biggest perk of being a fashion designer is the ability to design not for yourself but for your kids. Just ask Stella McCartney. Not only is she about to bring her fourth child into the world, she’s also about to introduce a new collection specifically for the 12-and-under set. Pieces like cashmere blend pea jackets and floral dresses are designed to be both affordable and timeless, so you don’t have to choose between dressing your child well and sending her to college. And the line even features shrunken versions of pieces from her main collection. Still, McCartney knows that as fashion consumers go, kids are as fickle as anyone.
Q.
Do you take more pleasure in designing for yourself (and your friends) or for your kids (and their friends)?
A.
I take pleasure in designing for both myself and my kids. Being so pregnant right now probably means I want to dress myself a little less, but hopefully when I have had my fourth baby and (fingers crossed) regained a waist, I might dream of dressing myself again! The two things are so separate yet so related. I think most mums secretly take more delight in dressing their kids, but maybe as I get older, I might find myself spoiling myself more! The reality is I am so lucky to be able to design for both myself and my kids; luckily, it is not all about just me or them, but lots of other people wearing it too!
Do you let your kids weigh in on the design process at all? If so, have they vetoed anything? Or have they asked for anything in particular? And do you oblige them?
The kids are involved just by the mere fact that they are the most important things in my life, so are present in my brain at all times. Their likes and dislikes creep in, and sometimes I have to be careful of that, as my daughter is 3 and deep in the pink thing and I have to remind myself she will probably hate it in six months!
I try to think beyond just my experience of kids. When working on the collection, though, I have to go beyond their ages and think of older kids, think about all their needs, their parents, the timelessness, the ability to hand down to other generations, gifts, quality, cost, accessibility, distribution — every element is key, as it all makes kids’ clothing important. I am not just dressing kids, I am creating memories … hopefully!
Did you learn anything particularly noteworthy about kids’ design from the capsule collection you designed for the Gap?
I’ve wanted to do kids ever since I’ve had kids and probably even a little bit before. And everyone has said to me over the last years, “When are you going do kids?” So I had a lot of pressure with the collaboration I did with the Gap, and I continue to feel that pressure still now, because it’s really about always having a great collection.
When I collaborated with the Gap, it was a “one-off” collection, and it really had to appeal to such a wide range of people. And now, launching my own kid collection, it is still really important — especially since children’s clothes have sort of become disposable — for it to be accessible and realistic on the price points but still be timeless, have great quality and can be passed down for generations. For me, those were the points that were really key to achieve.
It’s really a modern way of looking at kids’ clothing, especially being a designer brand that is trying to be more considerate to the needs of the market. I think it’s the right thing to do. I find it inconsiderate to do kids’ wear and be incredibly expensive, because you are a designer brand. Our biggest challenge was trying to tick all of the boxes. We really wanted to make it modern from creating the right design for the right age group, to having unisex styles, to being available online immediately and to the price point. It really made the most sense for us right now to do it this way.
http://tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/10/26/birth-of-the-cool-stella-mccartney-kids/

10 SUPER Secrets to Keep You Stylish

10 SUPER Secrets to Keep You Stylish


 

Ever wonder how the Supermodels look so effortlessly chic every time the paparazzi catch them on an ordinary day? Supermodels get inside tips from style experts to keep them flawless consider yourself a Supermodel.

1. Layer Your Look. Try pairing a long-sleeve thermal underneath a tunic and belt it with leggings. Add a jacket and legwarmers to be extra haute.

2. Designer Accessories. Most people cant afford to wear head-to-toe Chanel. Accessorize your ensemble with a designer purse or sunglasses. You'll look and feel like a million bucks and no one will notice your outfit is last season Gap.

3. Denim and High Heels. Wear a dark denim wash with black or brightly-colored heels. High shoes make your legs look longer and slender, plus you'll exude that chic factor.

4. Audrey Affect. You can never go wrong with a little black dress and layers of pearls รข€“ a quick fix to create an iconic look.

5. Red HAUTE Lip. Some people fear red lipstick...however there are hundreds of shades to choose from to compliment your skin tone. Hit up a makeup counter and ask a beauty consultant to help you find the right red.

6. Leggings are the new Tights. The trend of the moment is leggings, which is like wearing sweat pants that hug your body. You can wear leggings under tunic tops, dresses, and layered underneath denim or mini skirts.

7. Patent leather - the texture of the season. Get a pair of heels or purse to be in the NOW.

8. The Trench. This signature coat can keep you looking your best, regardless of what you're hiding underneath.

9. No Smoking Its no longer chic. Quit immediately if you are still puffing away.

10. Find a Mentor. I know you want Tim Gunn, but he is really busy. Find someone at your immediate disposal who exudes style and get some hints from them!
 
Article Posted By : kavita kawde
Dombivali (Mharastra)


I enjoyed reading this so had to share it with you.

Enjoy reading

Jill

Monday, October 25, 2010

Sneak Peek At Stella McCartney Collection for Target


This amazing cute collection will be on Sale as from the 29th of October and I think I might just have to be the first on in line to get some of these bags..I just LOVE LOVE a nice bag..don't you!
How cute is this collection!!






Bangles $29.00 each
The total collection is really beautiful and it is all so wearable and it is well priced for being a designer label 

I hope you enjoyed the sneak peek at the range, I hope they have them in your nearest Target store.

High School Formal web site

I recently discovered a great web site that is totally focused on young people that are still in High School and preparing to run or go to their High School Formal.  It is a cute site that covers, Beauty, Fashion, Venue's and help with planning your High School Formal to ensure that this event is the best fun ever.

If this year or next is your year to go to your High School Formal you will love this web site.  If you are past your High School Formal year then there is still a lot of great State based supplier information such as Hair dressers & Makeup Artists listed on their site as well.

Very soon they will launch a Book to help with the planning and everything you need to know to be prepared and have a brilliant High School Formal.  Check out their web site and be sure to tell your friends about it as well.

Enjoy  Reading

Jill

Doe Deere from Limecrime Makeup dyes her hair

Doe Deere has gone from a redhead to a blonde and now to this brilliant blue.
What do you think of the colour, I actually loved her as a redhead and she also looked good as a blonde..but I have to say the blue is cute.  I once went purple but that was as a 14 year old that played with mothers Magic Silver White and got carried away...that ended up with me being grounded for a few weeks.....oh well..growing up can be fun.

Have you ever dyed your hair any strange colours?  What was the reaction of others when they noticed?  Good or not so good?
Here she is a redhead
 And here a blonde..I think she looks amazing with any colour hair!



Friday, October 22, 2010

Working on improving the body

I decided sometime back that I really must get my body in shape.  They say that going to a gym and lifitng weights is like a face lift for the body.  Well I could use a face lift and I am sure my body needs something..there is way to much of it for my liking.

I suppose it does not matter what your age is we always want to look better than we do and I am a mature person and feel that if I do not get control of the body now I never will!  Let me just say that I am around a size 12 for pants so this is not my problem area..but around 16 up the top..this is my problem area.

So I joined the gym..Fernwood..yes it's the one that only allows women as I feel more comfortable there.  I tend to have some weeks where for any reason I can think of I don' go..then I get all stressed and make myself go.

I have just gone back to the gym again..this makes about the 6th time....and this time I am going to really work hard and stick with it.  I can already feel the muscles starting to respond to the exercise and the weights and it feels good. ( anti inflammatory pills also help!)  Did you know that they say your muscles have memory?  I think they do too.

I want to be size 12 top and bottom if I can.  Now I have made my mission public I feel I will be more motivated to stick to it.  More gym posts to come..what do you do to keep fit..any tips you might want to share?

Cheers Jill

Pink for Ladies

Pink for Ladies
Pink for Ladies by Makeupnet featuring dorothy perkins tops

Breast Cancer hits every family sooner or later, so become aware of this and take care of yourself.


Thursday, October 21, 2010

Jennifer Anitson on the cover of Harpers - or is it really Barbara Streisand

I saw this cover and really loved the look.  I have always loved the eye makeup style of the 60's and this is a good reflection of that style..to me it is very much in fashion right now.
 
The links will take you to the full slide show of pictures.  
 
xxx
Enjoy Jill
Jennifer Aniston: A Star Is Reborn
Jennifer Aniston channels Barbra Sreisand in a crepe jersey dress, $1,790, Derek Lam. 212-966-1616. Earrings, Harry Winston. 800- 988-4110.

Jennifer Aniston: The Barbra Streisand Cover Shoot

Cover girl Jennifer Aniston like you've never seen her before: as Barbra Streisand, America's original funny girl. See more of Aniston's most influential beauty moments, and how her red-carpet style has evolved.