TIP OF THE DAY NO. 68 – YOU ARE THE PRODUCT

TIP NO 68 – YOU ARE THE PRODUCT

How good-looking you are, and how confident you feel about yourself is not a matter of how fashionable you are, or of how much money you have, or even of how beautiful you are, it is a matter os how well you can present and package yourself.

Yes, packaging is what sells most products and when it comes to looking good, you are the product and your clothes are the wrapping. The believe that there are no ugly women, just women who do not know how to look attractive, is true. without over-emphasising the importance of appearance, don’t forget that the biggest asset you have in life is yourself and you must use it to its best advantage.

The French philosopher Voltaire once said: ‘Dress changes the manner.’ That was true in the eighteenth century and it is still true today. Think about how good you feel when wearing your favourite outfit – or how you want to fade into the wall when you are wearing something you don’t like.

Choosing the right clothes can make you look and feel your best everyday. But since it does not happen by itself – you must commit to yourself – TO BE THE BEST YOU CAN BE EVERY DAY.

See you tomorrow

     scan0004-2                 Brigitte

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TIP OF THE DAY NO. 43 – HOW LONG SHOULD YOUR HAIR BE?

TIP NO. 43 – HOW LONG SHOULD YOUR HAIR BE?

When everybody’s hair on television got longer and longer I was wondering how it is possible that suddenly every girl has beautiful long hair? “But they are all extensions.” a friend of mine said, and when she explained what they are, I understood that  beautiful long locks can be added, you don’t have to be born with them.

But for most of us,  hair cascading  over our shoulders is not the look we need for our lifestyle – on the contrary – for a professional image a shorter look is more appropriate and also easier to manage. And for those of us who have passed our days of youth, a shorter style looks younger.

There are many older women, some even have grey hair, who wear their hair long, down to/and  over their shoulders – they would look so much better with shorter hair, and not run the risk to look like an old girl.

The next time you go for a haircut, talk to your hairdresser, maybe cutting an inch (or more) will make you look years younger, and be more appropriate for your lifestyle.

See you tomorrow

        scan0004-2                               Brigitte

TIP OF THE DAY NO. 42 – IS YOUR HAIRCUT OVERDUE?

TIP NO. 42 – IS YOUR HAIRCUT OVERDUE?

When did you have your last haircut? I am sure you would not know the answer. Week after week go buy and our hair looks fine, and then one day we look in the mirror and something is wrong – it is our hair – it just doesn’t look right – that is the moment when we think ‘oh I need a haircut.’

That is also the moment when it is already too late. We should not wait until we see that our hair really needs attention – we should make a point of regularly going to have our hair cut or trimmed in order to keep it looking good. Mark it in your to do list, or calendar. Depending on how quick you hair grows – see your hairdresser once a month, or every six weeks.

Cutting off spit ends, shaping it will improve your hair and it will reward you by being easier to handle, and make you look better

See you tomorrow

        scan0004-2                      Brigitte

2012 in review

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600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 2,400 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 4 years to get that many views.

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DRESS TO IMPRESS – read part of my book everyday.

Hello Everyone

Maybe you don’t know that I have written a book  about how to –  –                                                                            

I now would like to share this book  with you by publishing  part of it every day on my blog. I hope you will find it interesting and keep reading – every day

                               INTRODUCTION

    HOW TO LOOK AND FEEL YOUR BEST  EVERY DAY

        How good-looking you are, and how confident you feel about yourself is not a matter of how fashionable you are, or of how much money you have, or even of how beautiful you are, it is a matter of how well you can present and package yourself.

     Yes, packaging is what sells most products and when it comes to looking good, you are the product and your clothes are the wrapping.

     The belief that there are no ugly women, just women who do not know how to look attractive, is truer today than ever before. Today there are not limits on what a woman can wear. There are not do’s and dont’s, and not even the fashion designers impose any particular look on today’s woman. Our options are varied and plentiful and if a woman cannot find her particular look among them, she can only blame herself that she is not looking her best.

     Without over-emphasising the importance of appearance, don’t forget that the biggest asset you in life is yourself and you must use it to its best advantage. The French philosopher Voltaire once said: ‘DRESS CHANGES THE MANNER.’ That was true in the eighteens century and it is still true today. Think about how good you feel  when wearing your favourite outfit – or how you want to fade into the wall when you are wearing something you don’t like, and know you don’t look good in.

     Choosing the right clothes can make you look and feel your best everyday. However, it does not happen by itself. It takes a little time and more importantly a commitment to yourself

     Having made the decision to find out HOW TO LOOK AND FEEL YOUR BEST EVERY DAY you might ask, ‘Now wat?’

     The first step is to take inventory of yourself. This is not an exercise in scrutinising your defects. The point is to look at your body objectively and make a list of your assets; my legs are good; I should probably wear more skirts. My hair should not be pulled back, or maybe it would look more feminine a little longer. What about make-up to bring out my eyes?

     To see what you like about yourself, you need – besides an open mind – a full length mirror. Stand in front of it and try to imagine that the person  is someone else. This way your good points become more apparent. Being more objective will make you more generous. You will give yourself credit for what you have instead of being over-critical.

     Start with your hair. Does it frame your face the right way? Is it too short to do so? Or if your hair is long. would a shorter style make it appear thicker and more sensual? Would more frequent brushing add the life that is missing?When looking at your face, it might occur to you that make-up could improve it. If you are not used do wearing any, or if you don’t want to look made-up, relax: having good make-up that enhances your face does not mean a heavy, painted look. It can be very subtle and still create the effect you want.

That is all for today – please come back tomorrow and read the rest of the INTRODUCTION and find out how you can TELL THE TRUTH about your body.

Until then – STAY WELL AND LOOK YOUR BEST.

                                                                    Brigitte

HOW TO GET THE RIGHT HAIRCUT

Hello Everyone

         Already one week into the New Year, and we have to be serious about keeping our New Year’s resolutions – one of them should be to LOOK YOUR BEST this year. And where better to start than on the top – by getting the right haircut.

          Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you could just say to a hairdresser, “I want a new look – something flattering and easy to manage” and that is what you would get. Unfortunately it doesn’t work that way. If you leave it up to the hairdresser, you’re disappointed more often than not. Your hair doesn’t look the way you want it to, and you face months of waiting for it to grow again, until you have another chance for the perfect cut.

        The answer to this dilemma is that you have to tell the hairdresser exactly what you want. Tell him (or her) about your lifestyle and what you expect from a haircut. He might not have the same taste as you, or even if he has, how can he know that you feel better with long hair, unless you tell him? So you can’t leave it up to him, you  have to discuss it with him, leaving no doubt in his mind about what it is you want.  And watch him while he cuts; you might just want a trim, but if he gets scissor-happy you can stop him.

          Deciding for yourself what you want is not as difficult as you might think. Be realistic in evaluating your hair and that of others. Discontent with one’s hairstyle often results from seeing another woman with a nice cut, or looking at models in magazines. To be sure that a hairstyle you see would suit you too, ask yourself the following questions:

1. Is the hair I’m admiring like mine? Or is it thicker than mine?

2. Is the hair the same colour as mine, or similar to it? This is important because short dark hair looks great, but the same cut in on a blond woman might not.

3. Is the woman in the picture the same type as I?

          If all the answers are YES you can seriously consider the style, but if you get even one NO the hairstyle you admire will not look as good on you.

          Many women tell me, “But I don’t know what I want, I don’t know what suit me.” This is like buying a dress – how can you get the right one if you don’t know what you are looking for? But the wrong dress is not as dramatic as the wrong haircut. You can just put it aside; with the wrong haircut you have to live for months.

          So in order to find out what you want, and what is up-to-date, look through magazines. No, the models don’t all have wonderful thick hair, they have learned to make the most of – with the help of very good stylists. First look for the type of women that resembles you and see what hairstyle she has. When you have picked several you like, install yourself in front of a mirror and try to comb or pin your hair in that way. It doesn’t matter if you can’t get it exactly right. Coming close to it will give you an idea of whether you like it. Let’s say you have always worn your hair away from your forehead, and you like the girl with bangs, comb your hair forward and see what it does for you.

          If the change you want to make is a drastic one, I suggest that you go to a department store and try on a wig in the style you are  considering – remembering that most wigs have more hair than a human head. So the style in a wig looks fuller than your own hair will.

          Once you’re sure of what you want, find a hairdresser you feel comfortable with. Whether a friend has given you an address or you’ve read about a salon, don’t make your first appointment by phone. Go for a visit and look around, notice the other clients and their hairstyles.  Ask to speak to the stylist who will take care of you. Discuss briefly what you want. This way you will find out if you like the person and if you see eye to eye. If you do, make an appointment, otherwise go somewhere else.

          When you come for your appointment, tell him again what you want, and watch what he does. Unfortunately, a visit to a beauty salon is not pure relaxation. If you read, or don’t explain clearly what you want, you have only yourself to blame if your cut is not what you wanted.

          To test whether your haircut is good, throw your head forward and then back. Your hair should fall back into place without looking untidy. The same rule applies if your hair is blown by the wind. If it does not fall back into place, you don’t have a good cut.

          I always remember my grandmother telling me, “Your hair is the most important part of your look, that is what everybody sees first.” – and I think she was right.

          I know a visit to some salons can be very expensive. but to pay for it, take the money out of your clothing budget. Nobody will notice when you wear the same dress again, but everyone will notice when your hair does not look its best.

 And even the wildest hairstyle, like in this picture, is a carfully cut style.

WWD January 3, 2011
     Until the next time
                       STAY WELL AND LOOK YOUR BEST
 
 
 
 
 
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