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That iconic coat

It’s been called “a garment that never goes out of style”. It’s been called “the ultimate investment piece”. In my book, that qualifies the trench coat to be termed iconic! Originally designed for military use, trench coats became enormously popular …

Style tips and tricks

We’ve all been there. We’ve had our breath taken away by stylish women and men. And yet, their clothes proved to be pretty ordinary on closer examination. And we’ve wondered: how do they do it? In order to even try to emulate those style icons, we have …

Tools for beautiful nails

Well-groomed natural nails are a thing of beauty. See for yourself: Of course, nails like those don’t just happen. Read on to find out which tools you need, and how to use them. Scissors and clippers These two tools come standard in most …

Stylish in vintage

The beauty of vintage or retro fashion is in its uniqueness and a certain special appeal rooted in their history. Someone has said that vintage clothes are more than just fashion: they let you wear a memory. And don’t think that vintage or retro style …

Hair washing day

I know. You’ve been washing your hair all your life and never felt the need to go into the whys and wherefores of it. But what if you’ve been doing it wrong the whole time? Surely, that dreadful thought is enough to make you stop and read the post …

Jewellery for men

Long ago, rich and powerful men wore lavish jewellery to showcase their wealth and status, often outshining their female counterparts. Then came a period when men were limited to only a few decorative accessories: a watch, a pair of cufflinks, and, if …

How to stand

Good posture is important for your health and for your looks too.   Hunched back. Rounded shoulders. Head thrust forward. Buttocks sticking out. Protruding belly…   You got it by bow. Bad posture is one of my pet peeves. It simply …

How to choose a hair dryer

Have you ever wondered why the very same hair (yours) that looks smooth, sleek and shiny when the stylist blow dries it turns puffy, frizzy and dull when you do it? The secret is not only in the expertise. It is also in the hair dryer.   You …

How to clean makeup brushes

Every now and then (usually sooner than you expected) you realise that it is time to clean your makeup brushes. You may heave a sigh, but you perform the chore because you know that:   Clean brushes are kinder to your skin than dirty brushes …

Soap essentials

True soap or bathing bar? Industrially produced or handmade? Solid or liquid?  Read on to learn more about soaps.   The best of them have exotic names, heavenly scents and attractive colours. Yet, the manufacturing of the toilet soap is a gooey …