The Thoughts: I found myself in a hilarious conversation with Kendra of Van City Pretty the other night. We ended up on the topic of parts of men we find attractive. Some women are into backs, butts, ...
>Last week I enjoyed the company of my friend Kaitey as we had lunch at The Lamplighter and then headed to Tinsletown to see “Page One: A Year Inside The New York Times”. I will admit, I do not read the newspaper as often as I should but I do make the effort (it’s more accessible on my phone) and I am not well aware of the decline of the newspaper industry. “Page One” creates a clear picture in your mind of this decline and shows the process in which they go through to stay afloat of this world saturated with online news updates.
This film allows you to take a too close for comfort look into what it takes to create headlines while working in a competitive and stressful environment.
>In my opinion, blouses are the best way to look effortlessly chic – hands down my favorite type of top. If you don’t own one in your closet I suggest to place your computer aside right now, grab your charge card and head for the store! You’ll thank me, they’re easy to dress up and dress down and look great tucked in with a belt or just let loose. TRY IT!
Adam Jersey-trimmed silk-blend chiffon top $230 Theyskens’ Theory Bargo chiffon blouse $285 DKNY Stretch silk crepe de chine blouse $195 Richard Nicoll Two-tone silk crepe de chine blouse $560
Stella McCartney Angela silk-charmeuse blouse $735 MiH Jeans Swing cotton-voile shirt $190 Elizabeth and James Estelle cropped loose-fit blouse $225 Sonia Rykiel Diamanté-studded silk-georgette blouse $1,895 Jason Wu Raylene silk-chiffon blouse $895
TEXTILE Elizabeth and James Bianca bleached denim shirt $175 A.P.C. Military-style cotton shirt $210 Equipment Brett striped silk-chiffon shirt $220 Erdem Elodie printed silk crepe de chine blouse $750
I should probably just start wearing these disgusting green rings around my fingers cause don’t they look amazing?! Ugh… how gross right? I hate when my costume jewelry leaves green marks on my body, and it doesn’t even matter what the price I pay for them they all do it.
I learned that this is due to the amount of copper in the piece that reacts with your skin. Lame.
What can we do about this?
1. Apply clear nail polish to the inside of the ring. A coating of the nail lacquer will prevent the ring’s metal alloys from coming in contact with your skin. This is probably one of the most effective solutions and the easiest. If the clear polish wears off, you can always add another layer. It will be completely invisible and will work like magic.
2. Place a layer of underarm deodorant around your finger where the ring lies. Perspiration can cause a ring that is not of very high quality to turn your finger green. The sweat mixes with the metal alloys and leaves behind a nasty green or black ring, and the deodorant will help prevent perspiration buildup in that area. You can do this each time you wear the ring.
3. Have your ring electroplated. Silver plating or the application of an imitation rhodium coating will prevent skin exposure to the base metal of the ring. A jeweler can add this extra layer of protection, and it is a solution that can be well worth the money to anyone who has a beloved ring that causes her finger to turn green.
4. Remove your rings whenever you know you will be coming into contact with water. Swimming, washing your hands and doing dishes can all cause the skin on your finger to turn green underneath your ring. Removing your rings and drying your hands thoroughly after coming into contact with water will prevent this from happening.
5. Limit acid in your diet. A highly acidic diet can cause your skin to react with the alloys in some metals. Fruits and vegetables such as tomatoes in high concentration can sometimes cause this reaction
GREAT TIP: Toothpaste is very effective in removing the green stain from your finger