How to Care for Your Jewelry

No matter what kind of jewelry you have, it looks better when it is clean.  Be sure your method of cleaning enhances instead of harming your jewelry.  You can clean most pieces with water and a little dish soap and a soft cloth, but tarnished sterling and pure gold need a little extra help.  

Begin by finding the proper storage of your jewelry whether the pieces are costume, fashion, or fine jewelry. Keep each piece separate from each other in either a lined jewelry box or soft bag.  The …

Do You Run Hot or Cold?

If you have a hard time controlling your body thermostat, the answer may be in finding the right type of fabrics and styles that keep you comfortable.  Fabrics made from natural fibers absorb perspiration and allow more airflow, but often require more maintenance.  Synthetic fibers made from petroleum, have greater durability, are less affected from sun damage, hold color better, and are less vulnerable to bagging and sagging.

Most people recognize cotton, linen, silk, and wool as natural fibers that come from plants or animals. Rayons, and Tencel, both made …

You Can Save Money on Your Cosmetics

Use a few simple techniques to use less and save money.  Choose the skincare and makeup that best fits the needs of your skin, eliminate unnecessary products, and reduce waste.  

Evaluate your skin needs.  Is it oily, dry, prone to breakouts, or sensitive?  Learn which products produce the best results for your skin’s condition.  If you use a product that isn’t formulated for your skin type, you will have to buy more products to counter the negative effects of the inappropriate product.  For example, if you have oily skin and use a scrub to deep …