Polish your nails

Food for Thought
Polish your nails

 

Everybody knows that well-groomed nails is an important part of elegant look. However not everybody knows that this can help to improve the skin condition if you have AD. How come?

Let me tell you about my experiment that I unconsciously started early last year. The weather was not encouraging that day and my mood was down mainly because of exacerbation of AD. I decided to lift my mood up by treating myself with professionally done manicure. I already felt better knowing that a specialist will take care of my hands for me and make them a bit more beautiful. I did not even have to explain my disease as my beautician accurately guessed my ailment. I felt ecstatic when I was choosing the color of my nails. I opted for a pink sand varnish that was discreet, classy, and universal. It turned to be a right choice as the final result was beyond my expectations. Finally I did not have to hide my hands behind my back or in the pockets. Few days later I noticed also a side effect of this treat. My skin started healing and it was not because I stopped scratching. The reason was that when I was scratching, I was not damaging my skin and this is because the gel nails are thicker and blunter than the natural ones hence it is impossible to injure yourself. This was one of the best gifts I have ever offered myself. I have not only had beautiful hands, but I also unintentionally found a way to help my skin get better. Since then I have been doing the professional manicure and pedicure on a regular basis (every 5-6 weeks) and I noticed a huge improvement on my skin. I scratched myself much less because I do not want to destroy well-done nails.

Another good news is that you can achieve a similar effect with just a professionally done manicure. When you see how beautiful hands you have, you will never want to ruin it by scratching.

 

Effortlessly Chic Maxi Dresses

Basic rules
Effortlessly Chic Maxi Dresses

 

Have you ever thought how to look effortlessly chic when it’s hot and your legs are swollen so much that you can’t fit the jeans you wore a week ago?

This happened to me this summertime. The problem of water retention is not new to me but this year it has shown a new (puffy ;)) face.

And although whole my body was swollen and my face was round and puffy like a full moon, I found a way to look effortlessly chic and feel comfortable even in the hottest day of the year. How? Please let me share with you my secret weapon: maxi long dress. Believe me, there is nothing more gorgeous and feminine than an ethereal maxi dress! I find it very romantic and glamorous. And no, long dresses are not only for skinny, tall models with incredibly long legs.

I strongly believe than every woman despite the body shape can look gorgeous in a maxi dress as long as she is respecting some rules.

The rule of thumb is to keep the right proportions. Choose a full-length dress that fits well your body especially around hips, thighs, and waist. Opt for maxi dresses with a v-neck in natural colors as they will make you look taller and leaner. If you want more variety, choose the prints that are scaled to your body size.

Naturally long, vertical prints are the most favorable for the body, as they have a great elongating and slimming down effect. Be careful with color blocks – they may make you look shorter and wider.

I’m not very tall, but I’m not a pettite either (171cm) and I love wearing my maxi dresses with ballerinas or simple elegant sandals. However if you want to add yourself few more cm you can wear the maxi dresses with pumps, espadrilles, or high-heeled sandals.

With the right accessories you can create a look you want, but always keep in mind that “less is more”.

Hands up who else is a maxi dress lover?