How to Dazzle Your House Guests – Vine Vera Reviews

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One of the most gratifying things in life is getting together with loved ones. We all love to entertain, and be entertained, however, how do we go about dazzling our house guests? Do we do it through decor? Do we do it through our cooking? To answer those questions, and more, one simple rule must be applied to all: It’s all in the details. Like most women seeking inspiration, we took to Pintrest to look for some of the most creative ideas to really wow your guests this year. Here are our top best ways to dazzle your house guests: Wine, wine glasses and starters beautifully decorated on a serving trolley. Make some room to entertain Of course, we all love to show off our decorating skills, but it’s important to give yourself some room to work with.  This idea of clearing off your decor, and turning it into a self-serve bar, is the perfect way to make your guests feel more at home. Personalized wine glasses for party guests. Get personal Thanks to Pintrest, chalkboard paint has proven to have many uses, and this next idea is not only unique, but also a warm welcome to your guests. This creative chalkboard paint idea comes from non-other than Rachel Ray herself, the queen of home entertaining. As she explains, searching for wine glass charms before parties can prove to be a major pain, and a last minute task most of us don’t have time for. Instead, you can opt for a chalkboard paint-dipped wine glasses. Your guests will never get their wine glasses confused with someone else’s again! Glittering donuts being served at a house party. Add a little shimmer where you can This next idea came in as everyone’s favorite, and it’s pretty easy to see why. A glistening recipe is not only the perfect touch to your table top decor, but it will be the one dessert your guests will remember forever! After all, who doesn’t love donuts? Edible flowers frozen inside ice cubes being served at a party. Small, delicate details are everything As with any party, dazzling your guests with small details can go a long way. Along with edible glitter, there’s also edible flowers, so why not place them into an ice-cube tray? This attention to detail will wow your guests, and even make a glass of water look stunning. Guests being served with fancy water at a party. Take something simple, and turn it into something glamorous. Rather than serve your guests with tap or bottled water, serve them “fancy” water. Not only is it impressive, but it’s also very nutritious! Not to mention the options are endless, and it’s always important to stay hydrated! Labeled Hors D'oeuvres being served at a party. Labeling the delicious Hors D’oeuvres A fancy cheese platter will impress any house guest, but if you really want to dazzle your guests, a labeled cheese platter is the way to go. The tray above was created with chalk paint, by applying it to an old picture frame. Not only is this DIY extremely inexpensive, but also a fancy way to dress up any cheese platter! We told you chalk paint would come in handy… Beautiful photo frames and a fake beautifying the interiors of a home. Our wifi, is your wifi We all know how important the internet can be now-a-days, especially when traveling. If you are having your guests staying overnight, this idea is simply the best we’ve seen so far. What better way to say “our home it your home” by sharing your wifi password with your guests? With all these suggestions to keep in mind, our last tip is one that is most often forgotten… Thank You written on a white paper with a pink background. Although it seems obvious, there is no better way to impress your guests, than with a personal handwritten note expressing gratitude. This last little detail will not only dazzle your guests, but it will let them know that they are always welcome back to your home.

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Anti-Aging Makeup Tips – Vine Vera Reviews

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No one really enjoys getting older. Well, that’s not exactly true, because there are some wonderful benefits that come with age. Wisdom. Experience. Wrinkles. Wait, that last one is precisely why people don’t like getting older. Young skin is beautiful, elastic, and firm with total smoothness. Those lucky little ladies. Older skin can develop a few irritating problems like age spots, wrinkles, loss of firmness, and dryness. It’s true that youth is wasted on the young. So if you find that your skin is getting a little older, Vine Vera offers a few tips to counteract the aging by using specific makeup and tips to make skin appear more youthful and glowing.

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Moisturizer Is Your Friend
Repeat after us. Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize, and then moisturize some more. When skin gets older the best thing you can do for it before you even think about applying your makeup is hydrate your skin correctly. First that means washing it twice a day with a creamy gentle cleanser that won’t strip your skin. You want it to feel smooth and soft after cleansing, not tight and dry. If it feels that way, then you are using the wrong cleanser. Then your next step is to invest in a serum or skin oil. Slather your skin daily with this liquid gold before even applying your moisturizer. After your serum or skin oil, apply a daily moisturizer that contains an SPF of at least 15. Ideally SPF 30, because your biggest defense in preventing future damage to your skin is to shield it from the sun with a daily SPF. Don’t go outside without it. Or you could add a protecting antioxidant-rich day moisturizer and slather on some sunscreen separately. Choose among our vast selection of moisturizers and pick out one that suits your skin type just right.

Anti-Aging Makeup

Foundation Is Not Spackle
Don’t expect foundation to be like spackle, layering on so much in the hopes that you’ll fill in all the wrinkles. In fact you want the exact opposite. You need a foundation that doesn’t fall into lines, but rather has enough hydration in it to plump them up. Look for a foundation that has some illumination to it to give you a soft candlelight finish. You don’t want a matte foundation because that will make your skin look older and lifeless. A few good anti-aging foundations to try are Clinique’s Even Better Foundation which has ingredients to diminish and fade age spots, Giorgio Armani’s Luminous Silk Foundation that has micro-fill technology to achieve silky radiant coverage, and Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer Foundation that also hydrates with jojoba and honey.

Cream Formulas Give A Glow
Cream based eyeshadows and blushes provide a natural radiant finish for dry skin. Plus, many of these cream based formulas are very long wearing utilizing the latest in technology to extend the wear of your makeup. Giorgio Armani’s new Eye Tints  are gorgeous, last all day (16 hours!), and come in a variety of sensational colors.

So the next time that you are choosing makeup for your delicately aging skin take some of these tips into consideration. Using the proper moisturizer, and makeup can truly take years off of your face without having to go under the knife.

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Skin Care Trend: Sake Bath Treatment – Vine Vera Reviews

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Bath treatments have been gaining in popularity among women throughout recent years due to their various abilities and technological advances using products they believe in. For instance, many of us have heard of wine baths, a luxury indulgence in which you are submerged in a tub full of wine and other ingredients for anti-aging and detoxifying purposes. Another bath treatment that’s popularity is on the rise is the sake bath treatment. Vine Vera has the details and we’re ready to spill them on this hot new beauty trend – and why you want and need it.

What It Is
Sake bath treatments are made from using Japanese sake, or wine, which is made from fermented rice. This particular wine is known for detoxifying, brightening, hydrating and smoothing the skin from the outside in. This particular soak was conceived after scientists made the observation that the brewers of sake generally had extremely soft, smooth hands – and the hands were more youthful looking and vibrant than their faces, no matter their age.

What the Idea Came From
The idea of creating a luxury spa experience using sake soaks and developing products for purchase in store and online came from the beauty and skin care rituals of the Geishas of Japan. They follow strict rituals to keep their skin beautiful and healthy – and sake was an incorporated part of this beauty regimen every time. Scientists then took that and developed products which would be inclusive of sake, that would work and show results.

What’s In It
Sake soaks generally contain the following:

  • Sake
  • Sesame seed oil
  • Ginger root extract

These ingredients are combined together to develop and create a product which leaves the skin looking far more beautiful afterwards than it was before.

Japanese woman bathing in a hot spring and drinking sake.

How It’s Done
You can purchase a sake bath soak to use in your tub at home, or you could opt for a luxury experience, like the one offered at Aman Tokyo Resort, including the following:

  • A relaxing foot soak which includes sake, sea salt, and other ingredients
  • A body wrap, including clay and citrus fruit extracts, as well as ginger and vitamin C

The luxurious sake soak experience lasts for a full 45 minute time frame, and will leave your skin youthful, moisturized, and rejuvenated.

To get the experience at home, you can opt for a sake bath from Fresh, which you will pour into your bathtub under running water and soak in the water for at least 10 minutes, longer to intensify the effects. Simply rinse off, without using any soap, and towel off. Your skin will feel revived, moisturized, and happy. If used regularly, the sake soak will help to prevent the signs of aging and keep the skin supple and beautiful.

Vine Vera hopes this article helped educate you on the newest trend in skin care, and also, we hope you will take some time out for yourself to relax, pamper yourself, and give a sake soak a try – both for your mind, and for your body.

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Fashion Update: Learn How to Cuff Your Jeans Right – Vine Vera Reviews

Spring is here and summer is dawning, and with that, cute, cuffed jeans are totally in – not to mention, they look adorable. Cuffing your jeans can add a whole new look to an old, tired pair of jeans. By cuffing your jeans too high, you risk your jeans looking more like a capri than a pair of jeans with cuffs. If you cuff them to low, you are risking looking as though you are wearing carpenter pants. So, how exactly does someone master the perfect cuff? Join Vine Vera as we school you on the best looks for cuffing your jeans – and how to do it yourself. It’s not hard, it’s fun to try, and is one of the main looks you should opt for this season.

Choose the Right Pair of Jeans
Choosing the right style and fit of jeans is important to getting the perfect cuff. Opt for a pair of skinny jeans, as these work the best for cuffing. The style of skinnies you choose is up to you and your personal preference.

A woman wearing blue jeans, lying on the floor in a white background.

Choose the Look You Love
Choose the type of cuff look you love, or one that suits your outfit or the things you need to do. If you want to spend the day grocery shopping or hanging out with friends, imperfect cuffs are right for you as they are more casual. If you want to wear your jeans to work for a Friday dress-down day, you might need a bit more of a dressy cuff. Below, we will detail a few different cuff looks you can opt for to get the look you want.

Perfectly Imperfect Cuffs
This look is fun, trendy, and casual – and super stylish to boot. Here’s how you get the perfectly imperfect cuff:

  1. Fold the bottom of the pants cuff up about 4 inches.
  2. Roll the cuff’s bottom piece down a bit, then fold up again until the bottom seam of the pants leg meets the top of the cuff.
  3. Jostle the cuff around a bit to give it a messy look.
  4. You’re all finished and ready to go! You can wear this look with any type of shoes you want, such as sandals, gladiator sandals, pumps, heels, or ankle boots.

Prim and Proper Cuff
When you have a pair of jeans you want to cuff with a style that’s fit for even the office or a lunch meeting, you can get this look by doing the following:

  1. Grasp the bottom portion of the bottom of the jeans, fold the side over and when the jeans are tight against your leg, fold the pant leg up.
  2. Repeat the fold up process again, once more on top of that if you want a higher leg.
  3. This style is suitable for jeans, dress pants, or chino type pants.

Low Cuffs
Low sitting cuffs are one of the most stylish looks in cuffs this season. Really skinny or form fitting pants look fabulous in this look – and it’s also the most simple cuff style to accomplish.

  1. Fold the pants upwards as high as the bottom seam goes – it will only be less than a half an inch or so that you need to fold over.
  2. You’re set – this look is classy, chic and stylish –all while appearing super casual.

Give one of these cute, stylish looks a try this spring, summer, or all year round – and give your pants a totally new look that’s classy and stylish. Vine Vera hopes you enjoyed this article, and it’s been a helpful tool in helping you build your personal style.

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Secrets to Looking More Like a “Fashion Girl” – Vine Vera Reviews

In life, there are those who get fashion, and there are some who just don’t. Vine Vera would like to take a look today at what we call the “Fashion Girl”, the girl who seems to always look stunning and seamlessly masters every fashion trend – no matter what. Want to know how you can get the look? VineVera reviews the types of items you should have in your closet to be the ever intriguing fashionista on your block.

Woman in a fashionable multi-colored dress.

Don’t Play By the Rules
Fashion Girls aren’t afraid to delve into the weird, the unknown, and the uncharted territory in terms of patterns and textures. Don’t be afraid to mix the two to find a combination of colors, patterns, and textures that is all your own. Forget what you’ve heard, and try something new, exciting, and different.

Woman wearing red colored heels.

Opt for Simplistic Styles
There are certain staple items every girl should have hanging in her closet, or tucked away in her dresser drawers. Some of those items are tees of solid colors and styles to fit your mood for any particular day, tanks of the same, and black slacks or dress pants. These are a must have in order to get dressed in a hurry and when all else fails. Classic solid colored heels or pumps are always a must have as well.

Rock the Tuck
This style is exceptionally fashion forward – tucking your shirt half in, half out has been embraced by Fashion Girls everywhere for its simplistic ability to change the entire look of an outfit while looking classy, stylish, and chic. Don’t be afraid to tuck different areas of your shirt in, while letting the rest hang out. Tucks don’t just apply to the front of the shirt – or even all of it – any longer. Rock the tuck!

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Layer Your Look
Just because you have a little black dress hanging in your closet, doesn’t mean it has to be reserved for a special night out – on the contrary, you can layer this dress with a short sleeved white collared shirt to obtain a casual look out of something you never imagined pairing together. The same goes for other shirts, tanks, and dresses. Layer your look to see which looks you love – you never know what your new favorite combo might be until you experiment and try them out! 

Woman in a red colored dress and red belt with a white and red hat.

Add a Belt
Most Fashion Girls have a large belt collection. Why? Well, belts can add that perfect accessory to any outfit, all without being too over the top. You can add them to anything, from dresses, to skirts, to jeans, shorts, and more. Belts can accentuate a small waist and add more hip definition, and also downplay larger hips by the size of the belts used. They can be bright and colorful, or more subtle depending on the look you are going for. Don’t be afraid to wear a belt and really accent your outfit.

Woman wearing blue jeans and a blue and white striped top.

Dressy Jeans
Dressing up your favorite pair of jeans is always a Fashion Girl thing to do. Vine Vera suggests pairing a cute pair of jeans with a dressy blouse, adding a nice necklace, some bracelets, and a cute handbag with a pair of pumps to really play up the jean look, resulting in a dressy casual look. Perfect for a lunch date, work on a Friday, or out shopping with friends.

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How to Design Your Home Around Your Favorite Color – Vine Vera Reviews

Decorating and designing your home and incorporating your favorite colors into the mix is something many women take great pleasure in. Not only does it put a piece of you into the home, but it also allows you to be surrounded by colors that make you feel something. Happy, calm, peaceful, or otherwise, colors have a way of influencing our feelings and thought processes throughout the day. Vine Vera would like to give you some tips on designing your home around your favorite colors, and how you can go about doing it.

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Go With Your Favorite Colors
Opting for your favorite colors is the number one thing you need to do to make sure you love the end result. Be sure you choose carefully when it comes to wall colors, because it can be quite difficult to cover up certain colors of paint – such as red, dark blue, and black, among others.

A beautiful bedroom inspired by the red color.

Choose Colors that Make You Feel
Choosing colors that you not only love, but ones that make you happy, feel at peace, or calmed, is also equally as important. There are certain colors that can persuade your mind into feeling a certain way, for instance:

  • Blue hues – These types of colors promote tranquility, peace, and calm
  • Reddish hues – These types of colors promote health, love, intensity – which may not be a good option for those who are easily angered or fierce in nature
  • Greens – Promotes possibility, prosperity, and a renewed outlook
  • Yellows –promotes happiness and peaceful feelings
  • Orange tones – promotes happiness and an optimistic outlook
  • Purple hues – This color has the ability to promote prosperity, luxury, and prestige

Orange and gold colored kitchen

Pair Contrasting Colors To Achieve Your Desired Look
When choosing furniture pieces, it’s best to choose neutral wood, earthy tones, and those which you can pair with colorful accents to achieve your desired color splashes. The reason being is, if you decide you would like to change the color scheme of the room, you don’t necessarily need to run out and buy new furniture – unless, of course, you want to. When you choose colors, opt for ones you love – and contrast or complement them with colors that they go well with, such as:

  • Gray and White – these are both neutral colors that go with anything, so these are great as staple piece colors that you can build the rest of your room around. Example: white couch with red accessories
  • Red and blue colors contrast well and work together very well
  • Green and orange contrast but work well in addition to one another
  • Purple and green are contrasted colors, but look spectacular together – vary the degree of depth
  • Blue and yellow complement one another well
  • Pink and green complement one another
  • Orange and gold complement one another

And so on and so forth. You can choose warm colors with other warm colors, or cools with cools. In rare instances, you can match a cool and warm together and make it work, but sometimes the colors will clash. It’s all about finding the balance between the two colors and what looks good to you.

Beautiful use of color to add some character to the bedroom.

Choose Items You Can Add Color Around
Rather than opting for bright colored furniture pieces, add the colored items as accents in the form of throw pillows, art, blankets, rugs, flowers, or shelving. You will be happier in the end if you don’t need to buy new furniture when you get the desire to change the color scheme depending on the season or even just on a whim.

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Coloring Your Hair for the First Time – Vine Vera Reviews

Woman with beautifully colored short hair.

When it comes to coloring your hair for the very first time, you may be a bit nervous, very excited, and kind of unsure of what to expect.  Browsing through magazines and seeing different styles, getting gray hair, or just wanting a change can all factor into the how’s and why’s of changing your hair color – but regardless of your reasoning, Vine Vera has some tips to help you achieve a perfect look for your first hair coloring.

Beautiful woman with long colored hair.

Choose a Color that Complements Your Skin and Eyes
One of the worst things you can do when it comes to coloring your hair is to opt for a color you love, rather than a color you love that also looks good with your skin tone and eye color. As it is with fashion, just because you love a style doesn’t mean it will work well for you. As an example, if you love platinum blonde yet have very light skin, the color could make you look completely washed out and unhealthy. Rather than choosing a color that won’t boost your beauty and may make your skin look dull, be sure to ask for advice from a professional on the colors that will work well with the tone of your skin and its undertones. You will also want something that makes your eyes pop as well.

Opt for a Semi-Permanent Color
When you dye your hair for the first time, it can be a bit of a shock. If you for some reason don’t like the color, or it isn’t as true as you would have liked it to be, opting for a semi-permanent will ensure you can fix it, dye it again soon, or change it if you don’t quite care for the color. If you decide you love it, and Vine Vera hopes you do, you can then opt for a permanent color the next time you go in for your touch up appointment. From there, you will simply need to maintain the color.

Woman gets her hair colored at a salon.

Opt for Professional Styling Services
To avoid any let downs or unhappy end results, you will want to seek the assistance of a professional color stylist. Choose a reputable salon and schedule an appointment ahead of time with  a master stylist who can help you choose the best color, best hue and tell you why they believe that color would look great on you. They won’t steer you wrong, so be sure to opt for their advice before undergoing any sort of color treatments.

Ask Questions
Naturally, you will have things you want to know before getting any type of color done. Some good questions to ask are:

  • “How long will this color last?”
  • “How can I get the most out of my color?”
  • “What products should I use to maintain my color, and which should I stay away from?”
  • “When should I come in for a touch up?”
  • “Are there any possible side effects to the dye?”
  • “Would this color work well with my skin?”

Conclusion
The beautiful thing about dying your hair is that it’s never really permanent, and you can change it any time you want to after a few weeks’ worth of time. Your hair will need at least that long when it comes to repairing itself from the damage of dyeing the hair to safely dye it again. Vine Vera wishes you all the best in getting your first color change, and we hope this article has helped to answer some questions you may have had before now.

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