One Chic Mama Reviews Products that Make Spring Sparkle!
Put the Lean in cLean
With a wonderful multitasking program from cLeanMomma, you can workout while getting your house clean. For $14.95 you get a DVD along with an e-book to create your own cLeaning boot camp, a healthy meal plan created by a registered dietician, a food diary, and other information to help you be healthy and have a clean home! Get yours at www.cLeanmomma.com.
Look your best in a DRESS
Quick! The kids have to be at school, you're late for work and you don't know what to wear. Instead of spending precious time trying to coordinate an outfit, just reach for a dress. Dresses look instantly put-together without being fussy and can streamline time spent getting out the door.
This season, dresses have never looked better. Pull on an easy knit dress for a chic and wrinkle-free look or go for a colorful print in a floaty chiffon. Enjoy the versatility of a simple day dress with the following tips:
Add tights and boots, a simple cardigan or jacket, a belt and your favorite accessories when the weather is still chilly.
Opt for bare legs and a pretty pair of sandals for warmer temperatures. (Make sure your feet are polished and presentable after winter socks and shoes.)
Layer a long-sleeved T-shirt under a short-sleeved dress or a lace-trimmed tank under a wrap dress. Add a vest or a sweater wrap. Keep the look balanced and go with bulkier items if you're wearing tights, or keep the look light if you'll be sporting sandals.
Pay attention to length. The best length dress for any woman is somewhere between the top and bottom of her kneecap. If you're young and have fabulous legs, you can go a little shorter. If you want to go longer, avoid having the hemline stop at the widest point of your calf.
A soothing hue that flatters
Transport yourself to a tropical paradise by adding a little turquoise into your wardrobe. "In many cultures, turquoise occupies a very special position in the world of color," explains Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. "It is believed to be a protective talisman, a color of deep compassion and healing, and a color of faith and truth, inspired by water and sky."
Turquoise also happens to be flattering on all skintones and a wonderful way to add color to your wardrobe. Try it in the form of a necklace, a ring or gorgeous earrings. Clothing in this hue is a lovely way to freshen your wardrobe and welcome in spring.
Beat those wintertime hair blues
The harsh winter months can leave hair looking dull and flat from exposure to the wind, cold air and indoor heat. Give your hair a boost and help it shine with Wonderlust Hair Color Illuminating Tonic from the internationally known colorist Kelly Van Gogh. This rich hair tonic provides maximum shine to color-treated hair. It also works as a detangler and a leave-in conditioner while protecting against UV rays to keep hair looking its very best. Available for $30 from www.KellyVanGogh.com.
Also in the hair care department is a hairstyling product that does double duty, helping both baby and mom. Le Baby hair gel is a gentle formula made to help tame your child's fly-aways and smooth the frizzies. Created with no sulfates, parabens or harsh chemicals, Le Baby hair gel is hypoallergenic and perfect for baby's sensitive skin. Plus, you can use it to freshen your own look and leave hair looking healthy and shiny. Find it at www.LeBabyInc.com for $8.