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Waiting For Your Prince?

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

by: Yolanda Shoshana

The Royal Wedding has women around the world swooning. Single women want to know when their Prince will show up. Sometimes a girl has to kiss a few frogs while waiting for love. What do you do while you wait?

You live life to the fullest and stay positive. Here are a few tips on what you can do while waiting for love to knock on your door:

Go on a sexy vacation- Go somewhere exotic and erotic like Spain or Paris. That way you will keep your sexy juices flowing and going.  Enjoy the sexy accents. Go with a friend or go one of those adventures put together for singles. You might even meet someone on your trip. Oh la la!

Change Your Perspective- If you think that you will never find the one, you won’t. If you think that dating is hard, then it will be. Your perspective has alot to do with what is happening in your love life. If you are in a dating rut, roll up your sleeves, put on your fishnets and get to work. Adopt a new attitude. When it comes to love and most things in life, you have got to be in it to win it. All it takes is one person to come along and change your life.

Revamp Your Look- Get a new pixie haircut. Try some new red lipstick. Rock a pair of 4 inch pumps. Make yourself into a bombshell. You will turn heads and your walk will turn into a saunter. Anytime you loose your sassy feeling a revamp into a vamp will do wonders for your spirit.

Change You Online Dating Profile- If you have you like long walks on the beach or other fluffy stuff like that in your profile; you will put people to sleep. Jazz up your profile with your sassy and sexy personality. You want someone to be intrigued and know that they are going to have a good time with you. There are enough boring profiles out there, make sure you stand out.

Be approachable- If you look like you are not approachable, why in the world would anyone come up to you. Some of my clients wonder why men do not ask them out. Walking around with a scowl on your face is not sexy. Not that it means you have to walk around with a permanent smile either. If you are looking for love make sure that you look open and approachable so that if a person is interested they feel comfortable enough to come up and say “hi”.

 

Yolanda Shoshana “Shoshi” is a lifestyle provocateur:  sex goddess, courtesan coach™, perfume creatrix, love maker, wedding officiant, and new thought speaker. She has a new lifestyle show on Mingle Media TV called, Courtesan Candy. Follow her on Twitter @Shoshi

 

 

Pippa Steals the Show

Friday, April 29th, 2011

by Kori Ellis

Not that anyone could really upstage Kate Middleton today, but her sister almost did. Guys around the globe are now drooling for the hotness of the bride’s younger sister (and maid of honor) Pippa Middleton.

Pippa’s Alexander McQueen dress was absolutely gorgeous.

Pippa Middleton

Pippa Middleton

The official Royal Wedding site says of Pippa’s dress: “It is of a heavy, ivory satin-based crepe, with a cowl front and with the same button detail and lace trims as the Bride’s dress.”

Though Pippa is dating former England cricket player Alex Loudon and Prince Harry is on-and-off (currently on) with Chelsy Davy, it didn’t stop people around the world (particularly on Twitter) to call for the next Royal hook-up to be between these two.

Check out Kate (and Pippa) Middleton’s arrival at Westminster Abbey in the video below.

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Something Borrowed from the Queen

Friday, April 29th, 2011

by Kori Ellis

Keeping with the wedding tradition of “something borrowed,” Princess Kate Middleton wore a Cartier halo tiara on her wedding day. The beautiful tiara was lent to Kate from the Queen.

Kate Middleton

The tiara is a family heirloom, created in 1936 and purchased by King George VI (Duke of York at the time) for his wife — Elizabeth (mother of Queen Elizabeth).

Queen Elizabeth received the diamond tiara from her mom as an 18th birthday present.

Check out details about Kate Middleton’s wedding dress and more about the Royal Wedding at SheKnows >>

Royal Wedding Countdown: Treatments to Avoid As the Time Comes Close

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

By Aly Walansky

All brides want flawless and glowing skin on their wedding day.  But in an effort to look and feel especially beautiful, soon-to-be brides often splurge on beauty treatments that they haven’t done before, says Mike Sendogan, Clinical Director of LaserTouch Aesthetics, a luxury medspa in SoHo and Midtown Manhattan: www.lasertouchsoho.com.

Any beauty treatment that you’re trying for the first time should be done a minimum of two weeks before your wedding day to give any unexpected reactions or irritations time to fade.   Below are four wedding-week DON’TS:

1. Botox. Botox takes four to five days to kick in, and you wouldn’t want to discover one day before the wedding that a brow has dropped or elevated unattractively.

2. Chemical Peels. This type of facial is designed to dissolve dead skin cells and reveal brighter skin. It also helps erase fine lines and lighten dark blotches for a more even-toned complexion.   Do this at least two weeks before your wedding day because even a gentle chemical peel can cause drying that may be annoying to apply makeup over.

3. Fillers.  Lip plumping is popular with brides, but filler in the lips can look swollen initially—which is not very photogenic.   All fillers can also cause bruising that may last up to two weeks, so be sure to give yourself time to heal.

4. Microdermabrasion. Microdermabrasion, which uses a machine to buff skin, is also a commonly sought-after pre wedding beauty treatment.  Mike suggests not going the week before your wedding day because side effects may include redness, sensitivity, and breakouts.  Avoid that stress by consulting with a professional three months before your wedding day to come up with a personalized routine.

Tips for Planning a Royal Wedding on a Pauper’s Budget

Monday, April 25th, 2011

By Aly Walansky

Sound the trumpets! After eight long years, Prince William and Catherine (“Waitie Katie”) Middleton will walk down the aisle Friday in a fairytale wedding. Contrary to all the pomp and circumstance, the happy couple actually lead a very modest life in a $1,200-a-month farmhouse in Angsley, Wales. If William wasn’t heir to the throne, one gets the feeling they might plan a more intimate and reasonably priced affair. That doesn’t mean they’d have to forgo all the bells and whistles, however.

If you’re planning a wedding and would like to exchange vows in a more royal fashion on a limited budget, read on for 15 tips shared by fabulous consumer savings expert Andrea Worochto to help you tie the knot in style without sacrificing your savings.

1. The Proposal
Prince William took Kate all the way to Kenya to propose over a champagne dinner. While you can’t replicate the location, you could pop for champagne and cook your own dinner. If you’re looking for something a bit more romantic, try Michael Scott’s incredibly romantic, candle-laden proposal on “The Office.”

2. Princely Invitations
The royal invite is a relatively simple 8-inch-by-6-inch card that says the Lord Chamberlain has been “commanded by the Queen” to invite the holder to the wedding. Eliminating all the extra envelopes, tissue paper and fuss of traditional invites is both very modern and much less expensive. To save even more, opt to create the invite on your home computer or visit sites like PrintRunner.com which offer easy-to-follow directions on custom wedding invitation cards.

3. Pre-marital Counseling
Once the question has been popped, it’s wise to seek a bit of advice. The royal couple will meet with both the Bishop of London and the Archbishop of Canterbury, but you can turn to your own spiritual adviser or check with your county mental-health center for a recommendation to a counselor who charges on a sliding scale.

4. Wedding Rings
The royal couple will exchange wedding rings made with gold from Wales’ Clogau Mine. William is also having Kate’s ring engraved inside, a sentiment common couples can easily duplicate. For an excellent price on rings, check out pawnshops and discount jewelry merchants, like Amazon. Watch for promo codes for even more savings on jewelry.

5. Teeth Whitening
Want to know a secret? Kate donned invisible braces and had her teeth whitened for the wedding. (She also lost weight, but that’s another topic.) One of the cheapest ways to purchase a teeth-whitening session is via one of the group-buying services, such as Groupon and LivingSocial. Otherwise, try a more affordable drugstore product like Crest White Strips to make your smile dazzle on the big day

6. Flowers
Catherine’s floral selection is easy to duplicate as she’s planned a white pallet reminiscent of an English garden. While hot-house flowers are nice, it’s much less expensive if you ask a variety of friends to share the bounty of their backyard gardens. Or you might use silk flowers, which can be repurposed to decorate your happy new home.

7. Bouquets
Queen Victoria created a tradition when she included a bit of myrtle in her bouquet to symbolize “constancy in affection and duty.” Her highness later planted the sprig so future brides could share a piece of her bouquet. Not only is this an inexpensive and lovely idea but planting the sprig is very eco-friendly.

8. Tuxes
An all-tuxedo ensemble at the altar has become rather passe. Follow Prince William’s lead and wear your military uniform, or go your own way with a simple suit. Don’t have a suit? Thrift shops have some surprisingly good deals on quality jackets, pants and two-piecers.

9. Dresses
Lucky Catherine has her choice of gowns, from Vera Wang to J. Crew, and she can wear what she likes as there’s no protocol on bridal wear. Everyday brides, however, can save by renting, borrowing or hitting second-hand shops. For those looking for a gown online or in-store, plan to buy discount gift cards before checking out to help lower the cost by up to 30-percent off.

10. Tiaras
Not everyone wants to wear a tiara, but it would be hard to forgo this headwear if, like Kate, you could chose from 80 stunning tiaras in the royal family collection. Brides who want to look more like a princess than a pauper might check out costume shops for realistic-looking tiaras at rock-bottom prices.

11. Music
Princess Diana rode to her wedding in a glass carriage. Trumpets sounded upon her arrival and three choirs serenaded her walk down the aisle. While that might be overdoing it just a touch for your wedding, there’s no reason you can’t replicate the sound with recorded music. For a more personal touch, ask a friend to play and sing.

12. Location
Commoners might find it difficult to fill St. Paul’s Cathedral, but you don’t want to overlook the many low-budget locations open to you. A nice backyard, local church, public park, community garden, historical building on your local university campus…there’s no end to low-cost locations if you begin to think outside the box.

13. After Parties
Queen Elizabeth is hosting an intimate luncheon for 700 at Buckingham Palace, then the oldsters will clear out and 400 of the younger guests will enjoy an evening of dining and dancing. While you might need to scale down the numbers, you can follow the same blueprint. Hold a small champagne reception directly after the wedding for the senior crowd and, if you’d like to go really low cost, a potluck dinner followed by dancing to your favorite iTunes.

14. Honeymoon
Princess Diana and Prince Charles spent their honeymoon in Hampshire, England, but it looks like Kate and William will head to equally chilly Canada. Not all of us have a former colony to tour, but we can get away for a nice hiking weekend or time at a friend’s cottage. If your budget has been destroyed by the wedding itself, there’s always the option of a staycation. Turn off the phones and computers and turn your home into a spa, movie theater or whatever suits your fancy. Just don’t tell anyone where you are.

15. Trousseau
Despite having a millionaire’s bank book, Kate is an economical clothes shopper, which can’t be easy when you have to wear all those hats. The soon-to-be-princess also doubles her wardrobe by sharing with her sister. You can follow Kate’s tips or hit thrift shops, second-hand stores and the big boxes for your trousseau. Target, in particular, has a comparatively upscale clothing selection at very reasonable prices.

 

Royal Wedding Trends That Suck

Monday, April 18th, 2011

by Stephanie G.

The impending nuptials between Prince William and Kate Middleton have brought about a ton of wedding trends that just aren’t practical for the everycouple. Here are a few that I hope crash and burn post-royal wedding.

The ringless groom: While exhaustive coverage of this wedding ensures that no man or woman, alive or dead, will EVER mistake the prince for a bachelor, I’d venture to guess that the exchanging of rings means something to William’s fiance. If not, wouldn’t they both abstain from wearing a band? I’m all for couples creating their own traditions, but the refusal to wear a ring seems like yet another instance in which Kate and William display a difference in opinion on something they should be on the same page about – their marriage.

Publicly discussing Kate’s virginity status: Speaking of tradition, is it necessary to even question whether or not the couple has had pre-marital sex? I’m fairly certain that Purity Rings and Purity Balls are based on the idea that waiting until marriage is the exception, not the rule. If a woman chooses to wear a flamenco red wedding gown that screams, ‘NOT A VIRGIN!’, pat her on the back and keep it moving. And if she wears a traditional white gown? She probably feels her wedding isn’t the venue to discuss how many men she’s been with. Because it’s not. Mind your business.

Inviting your ex to the ceremony: Kate and William have the royal obligation of inviting their former flings to their wedding day, but I’d venture to guess that when my wedding day rolls around, I won’t be tripping over myself to invite any of my exes (or their +1s). A wedding is a day to celebrate the future, and palling around with your ex-boyfriends seems counterproductive at best (and excruciating at worst).

Multiple dresses: The bride-to-be reportedly has three dresses in the queue (in case her gown of choice is leaked pre-wedding). She can clearly afford her choice of wedding gowns, so more power to her – but if you have the cash to purchase three dresses, can’t you find a way to discreetly purchase the dress of your dreams without settling for the next best thing? This problem isn’t typical of most brides – I just hope she wears the dress she wants to wear, regardless of whether or not her soon-to-be husband sneaks a peek or not.

Stephanie is a NYC lifer who enjoys new-age dating, sharp-dressed men, and occasionally acting as big spoon. Follow her on Twitter!

If Your Invite Arrives

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

by Kimmie Smith

You’re not the only one thinking the question of the day “What will the royal wedding look like?” Whether you get your news from the paper or Twitter, it’s on everyone’s tongue. There are so many questions, what will she wear, who will be there and of course there are comparisons being drawn to Lady Di’s wedding. Without getting too off topic, I remember when Lady Di got married and will never forget how long her train was and how massive the wedding looked!

So back to the topic at hand, if you were going to be at this wedding or any of the events leading up to it, what would you wear and what would be your make up moment? I would imagine that there would be a number of teas leading up to the big event and with the monarchy having their own Twitter account, I know we will all be glued to it! If you get an invite, I have to say that you should definitely head over to two of my fave sites as a base of any shopping experience – Sephora and ShopBop!

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