How to Look as Confident Leader

A lot of our confident and proud PinKixxes are leaders of their offices and companies in various fields. How you should look everyday is important for your business and your co-workers and employees, and most importantly for yourself. We usually have less than a minute to make an impact and a lasting impression on someone or a group of people.

Your appearance plays a huge part if you’re a leader. Appearance opens the door and gets you invited in. What you wear and how you look can affect the way you feel and the way you act. So let’s dress for success, and to look good and feel good.

1. Healthy Look over Smart Look

Intelligent look is important as a leader, of course. What’s more important is that you look healthy. Show that you take care of yourself.

A Dutch-led study published in the journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience finds that people mostly ignore facial features that might make someone look smart. But they overwhelmingly prefer people who look healthy. The study concluded that “attractiveness is in part driven by cues to health, and healthy leaders are likely to be exceptionally important when disease threatens the viability of the group.”

What does that mean? Take care of yourself before you take care of business. That means get enough sleep, exercise, and a well-rounded diet. Employees can tell when you’re burned out.

2. Simple Look over Expensive Look

A few years back, a study by the Center for Work-Life Policy, a New York think tank, was released that executives with presence act self confident, strategic, decisive, and assertive. That’s what you want to show. Confident women  don’t need much accessory to decorate themselves. Loud accessories will distract from showing who you are. I noticed that a lot of coaches and public speakers wear mono-tone outfit or simple but unique accessories. Unless you’re purposely wearing colorful or big shiny accessories for your business or a particular event you’re attending to, you would want to wear something that wouldn’t overpower what you’re trying to show people: yourself. The clothes or accessories you wear don’t have to be expensive at all either. It just has to make y-o-u look million bucks.

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3. Familiar Look over Nicer Look

Don’t get me wrong. I am all about being unique and being bold. I am a “i wear whatever i wanna wear” woman. You can wear mixed unconventional dressing that completely goes against people’s expectation on what people of your career should wear, such as a tough-talking lawyer with excellent skill and judgment, who matched stiletto heels and fishnet stockings with a huge smile in a court room. However, studies suggest women can end-run social norms by simply being more “familiar”: understanding the power of putting others at ease. When people you work with feel they “know you” – that you laugh at jokes, watch the same shows – they are more likely to give you latitude to be yourself. Dress the part of where you are as a professional and be yourself.

4. Stylish Look over Fashionable Look

“You’re so stylish” means you’re wearing what looks good on you. You made whatever you’re wearing work. “You’re so fashionable” means you’re wearing what’s currently popular and on trend. That’s what I meant by here anyway for those terms. Trendy look absolutely has its value for people who closely follow what’s popular, and I do love to see people follow what’s going on out there. But, more importantly, it has to look good on you. How precious the accessory you’re wearing or how trendy the lipstick color you put on has no positive value to wear it unless it represents you. Being stylish doesn’t have to be about anything expensive or popular. It just has to help you shine in the crowd by being a part of you. Wear what suits you.

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how-to-dress-confident-leader: image from pinterest.com

5. Confident Look over Power Look

This is major. The most look you have to wear. Look confident. Like Cindy Crawford said, “when we feel beautiful, we have confidence and self-assurance. When we feel that way, we go out with our chin a little higher and make better decisions. I don’t think good choices come out of insecurity. That’s why it even matters; otherwise, who cares?”

The confident look is the million-buck look. Without it, whatever you physically wear does not matter. Confident people gather people around them. People want to learn from them, they want to be protected by them, and they want to meet them if they had a chance. Powerful people overwhelm others. Uncomfortable to reach out to them or rather watch them from afar.

Let’s not overwhelm people with too many colors (if it’s funny, then it’s a different story), look-at-me-look-at-me glitters, excessive makeups, or huge accessories. Do not wear something that would make you uncomfortable. When you’re confident, you should feel comfortable and natural with any type of audience you might have wherever you are at.

AFTERTHOUGHTS:

No matter where you are or who you meet, you should feel good as much as look good. With all above, what you wear has to be you: to represent you and what you’re working for or going for. Just looking at your image or appearance should say who you are, what you are, and how much you’re capable of.

If you’re trying to change your images, please do not change your style drastically. Start with one thing at a time.

How you dress is not a one time deal or just a special event only. It’s a constant everyday practice to be a leader or a confident woman. How you dress changes your attitude and mind. If you’re not sure whether to dress casual or business attire, dress up rather than down.

There you have it, PinKixxes. Don’t let a little thing like what you wear get in the way of being the best you can be. You can also check out our stylish modern jewelry you need to go with your outfit at PinKixx.com

Dress who you are, and remember to be confident!

Urban Jewelry of the Month No. 2

This month, we’re featuring Gold Jewelry.

Gold is naturally occurring, precious, yellow metal that is highly valued and often used in jewelry. You can find different kind of gold jewelry: Yellow Gold, White Gold, Rose Gold, Crown Gold, Red Gold, Gold Filled, Gold Plated, or Vermeil. Some shiny, and some others matte. Higher karat, more gold: 10kt, 14kt, 18kt, 22kt, and 24kt (pure gold). There is so much to talk about this popular metal. We’ll just cover the tip of it today, fashionably.

To get definitions of “gold” related terms:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/215145391/pinkixx-jewelry-glossary-jewelry-info

Gold Jewelry has been popular for centuries as you all know, and it is hip, fun, and every girl should own one or two at least. Some women are a little timid about incorporating gold jewels into their wardrobe because some may feel it is flashy, but gold jewelry can really enhance your look instantly and make you look as though you have impeccable style. When you want to add a little extra bling to your look, gold is perfect to really amp up your sex appeal.

gold jewelry from pinkixx.com

gold jewelry from pinkixx

Gold Jewelry is so versatile. The possibility of the gold jewelry goes for casual outings as well as to very formal and dressy occasions. Velvet, cottons, satins, silks, knits or corduroys, gold gels well with all kinds of fabrics as well.

  • Try combinations of gold necklace, gold ring, gold bracelet, or gold watch together.
  • Gold can be layered beautifully. We have seen many women walking around in an adorable outfit that is accompanied by a variety of long necklaces overlapped and intertwined. Some necklaces are plain chains, while others have charms and beads. This look is especially fun for a woman who really wants to wear a statement piece with just a pair of jeans and basic tee shirt. When you wear this look, have fun with it and wear a few different necklaces that vary in length, style and size. This style would be for a special day, not everyday.
  • If you plan to wear gold jewelry during the night time, yellow gold may make for a perfect match with the beautiful dresses.
  • Browns, blacks, burgundy and oranges make for a good combination with gold.

If you are leery about how to go about adding gold into your jewelry box, go with a simple piece. Lean, long, round or any simple shapes are great to wear everyday. Simple geometrics are a great way for you to get a feel for gold, but to do it in a way that is very classy and very basic. Please check out HERE for simple gold jewelry.

With Gold, you can also Mix-and-Match with other metals and gemstone pieces. Gold jewelry are gorgeous to pair with silver, copper, any color gemstone pieces. Other colored accessories are fun to match up with gold too and very easy to do so.

Rose gold that’s been popular for a while. You can pair rose gold jewelry with copper or coral gemstone or yellow gold. Like I said before, color matching is easy with gold jewelry.

popular gold jewelry from pinkixx.com

popular gold jewelry from pinkixx

Gold jewelry is generally easy to maintain. Common jewelry care can be applied. However, it is important and necessary to be cared properly to ensure the longer life of the jewelry and to maximize the color effect when worn.

Find more about how to clean different types of gold jewelry here:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/215143701/pinkixx-jewelry-care-and-use-for-pinkixx

PinKixx Jewelry has been offering gold jewelry in nature and modern collections, and they have been quite popular. We also offer gold-filled and vermeil items at PinKixx, so it could be affordable for more customers. Please check them out today.

Tell us what gold jewelry you fancy to bling yourself up. And, as always, don’t forget to be confident!

Here’s a Four Leaf Clover for You!

How do you celebrate St Patricks Day? Watching a parade? Wearing green? Eat beef or cabbage? Going to a pub? Or making Shamrock cookies? PinKixx is celebrating with Four Leaf Clover!

Today, four-leaf clovers are associated with St. Patrick’s Day, but they appear in centuries-old legends as symbols of good luck. The Druids (Celtic priests), in the early days of Ireland, believed that when they carried a three-leaf clover or shamrock, they could see evil spirits coming and have a chance to escape in time. Four-leaf clovers were Celtic charms, presumed to offer magical protection and ward off bad luck. Children in the Middle Ages believed if they carried a four-leaf clover, they would be able to see fairies, and the first literary reference to suggest their good fortune was made in 1620 by Sir John Melton.

gold clover bracelet for st patricks day gift

gold clover bracelet for st patricks day gift

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 Fun Facts about Four Leaf Clover:
  • There are approximately 10,000 three-leaf clovers for every “lucky” four-leaf clover.
  • There are no clover plants that naturally produce four leaves, which is why four-leaf clovers are so rare.
  • The leaves of four-leaf clovers are said to stand for faith, hope, love, and luck.
  • It’s often said that Ireland is home to more four-leaf clovers than any other place, giving meaning to the phrase “the luck of the Irish.”

Feel like getting a good luck charm of your own? Check out PinKixx’s Stylish Clover Jewelry here:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/217034493/four-leaf-clover-bracelet-lucky-charm
https://www.etsy.com/listing/217030884/silver-four-leaf-clover-necklace-modern
https://www.etsy.com/shop/PinKixx?section_id=14194031

Tell us your favorite things-to-do for St. Patricks Day in the comment! Have a happy St. Patricks Day!

Yes to Vodka for Your Beauty and Jewelry!

For getting older I do more cocktails at parties or wine over dinner. Bottles started to stack up, and I used them to decorate my place. While I was looking for some other DIY uses for the bottles, I actually found great tips to use Vodka, not just for drinking. Here are some:

TAKE CARE OF YOUR HAIR

Add an ounce of Vodka to your full shampoo bottle. The alcohol cleanse scalp, removes toxin from hair, and stimulates the growth of healthy hair.

Also for a DIY hairspray, mix Vodka with lemon juice and water a slightly less flammable stand-in to Aqua Net. It works, and smells darn good too!

POLISH JEWELRY

Loving jewelry so much, I cannot miss this, right? Precious gemstones, sterling silver, you name it, vodka can clean it. Soaking jewelry in Vodka helps remove that pesky tarnish. So if you’re in a pinch and don’t have a polishing cloth on hand, dunk your jewels in the spirit for 10 to 15 minutes, wipe it down and let it dry. Your bling will be back to its original sheen in no time.

For more jewelry cares, please see our PinKixx Jewelry free guide here:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/215143701/pinkixx-jewelry-care-and-use-for-pinkixx

beauty tips to use vodka

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SHRINK PORES

Brew a cup of green tea and add ¼ teaspoon of vodka once it’s cooled. Dunk a cotton ball and use the concoction to really deep-clean your blackheads.

DEODORIZE CLOTHES

Vodka is strong enough to kill odor-causing bacteria. Just put some in a spray bottle and spritz your clothes, then hang them to dry in a well-ventilated area. Vodka is odorless, you won’t walk into work smelling like a bar.

For more uses of Vodka, please check these out:

https://www.yahoo.com/food/10-really-surprising-ways-to-exploit-vodka-110173853083.html

http://www.buzzfeed.com/jessicamisener/17-unusual-uses-for-vodka#.vw1j3x2vAR

http://yearzerosurvival.com/what-are-the-benefits-of-vodka/

What’s your secret to use Vodka? Please share with us in the comment below!

Easy Beauty Tips for Professional Women #2

March is right upon us, and spring will come soon, but it’s still chilly out there and makes out skin dry. We gathered some essential beauty tips for skin care:

AGING HANDS:

Did you know, your hands are susceptible to the first signs of aging and age faster than your face? Doctors recommend to make sure you use a good moisturising lotion after taking a bath or wash your hands regularly. Don’t forget to wear a sunscreen with an SPF 15 before stepping out in the sun.

REMOVING MAKEUP NATURALLY:

You might be accustomed to makeup removers and cleansers, but natural makeup removers are safe on your skin and refreshing. Dab some extra virgin olive oil using a cotton ball and remove your makeup. This skin-friendly oil helps in rejuvenating cells and moisturizes the skin.

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SAGGING NECK LINE:

While you take special care of your facial skin, you don’t pay attention to the skin around your neck. Dr. Mohan Thomas, a dermatologist, says “The skin around your neck is more sensitive than your facial skin. It is thinner and has less fatty tissues and thus it tends to lose elasticity as you age. This causes dryness, premature aging, fine lines and discolouration.” To avoid these problems, cleanse your skin and exfoliate the area to get rid of dead skin cells.

TOUGH SKIN:

Take a freshly cut half a lemon and rub gently on your rough skin, such as elbows, heels, and knees (daily if needed). The acid in the lemon will soften rough spots on skin and also lighten any dark areas. Wash off the area and then apply sesame oil and massage it gently. This will help lighten the skin. Cut, fresh oranges slough dry skin off heels, knees, or elbows too.

Feet are one of the most highly exposed body part. That is why your feet always look tanned and unclean. For this, use a pumice stone every alternate day, to remove dead skin cells. Also, apply a heavy moisturizer on your feet before you sleep.

one of the most useful ingredients for skin care

one of the most useful ingredients for skin care: image from pinterest.com

Don’t forget to drink plenty of chilled water (with a splash of lime or lemon) to keep your body hydrated and to eliminate toxins from the inside out.

What’s your secret to take care of your skin? Please share with us in the comment!