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.

take care of your skin

take care of your skin: image from pinterest.com

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!

 

how to wear Spike Earrings

Spike and Bullet Jewelry is popular, and they are great modern and geometric jewelry to wear almost everyday. If you love brass jewelry which is also popular these days, you’d love to try spikes and bullets. They look great for so many occasions and outfits you don’t think they would.

1. COCKTAIL DRESS

A simple geometric shape such as spikes is wild and cool, but at the same time, it can be classy because of its simplicity. That’s what makes spike earrings perfect to coordinate with so many outfits.

long spike earrings with a cocktail dress

long silver spike earrings with a cocktail dress

bronze spike earrings with a red cocktail dress

bronze spike earrings with a red cocktail dress

long bronze spike earrings with a cocktail dress

long bronze spike earrings with a cocktail dress

2. CASUAL OUTFITS

Long sweaters, simple cardigan or jacket, t-shirts, jeans are just some of casual outfits to name to go hand in hand with spike or bullet earrings.

spike earrings with various casual outfits

bullet earrings with various casual outfits

3. LEATHERS

Leathers are so sexy. Especially metallic and black ones are easy to coordinate with, and it adds such confident look to your fashion. Put some spike earrings on, and you’re ready to go for girls night out or pop concert to rock on.

spike earrings with leather outfits

spike earrings with leather outfits

What do you think? Are you ready to try on some spike earrings? Here are some spike earrings featured here:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/213534124/bullet-earring-hoops-fashion-jewelry

https://www.etsy.com/listing/213541248/spike-earrings-cool-jewelry-for-women

Please share in the comment and let us know what kind of spike earrings or bullet earrings you like the most.

Stay cool, PinKixxes! :-)

Valentine Fashion for All

Happy Valentine’s Day, ladies!

The V-Day is in just a few days. What’s your plan? Having fun at a Lock and Key party? Going out on a hot date? Watching “50 shades of grey” with your lady friends? Staying home for a cozy night? All sounds pretty darn good!

Whatever event you’re attending, you gotta dress up for the part. Here are some hot ones and fun ones for any plan you might have on Valentine’s Day.

1. PARTY/DATE NIGHTOUT

Dress, dress, dress. Flirty, delightful, floral… Be the valentine for your partner. Have fun. Enjoy yourself. Be the queen of the night!

Some ideas for valentine dresses:

http://www.eonline.com/news/615682/valentine-s-day-fashion-inspiration-from-the-spring-2015-collections

hot dress for valentines day

hot dress for valentines day: image from pinterest.com

2. CASUAL DAYOUT

This year, Valentine’s day is Saturday. You can celebrate all day if you want. Accent your V-day fashion with Red. It could be shoes, it could be a lipstick, it could be earrings, a bag, socks, a scarf, a coat, a shirt, or any combination of above. Red is hot!

red-accent-for-valentines-day

red-accent-for-valentines-day: image from pinterest.com

3. COMFY STAY-IN

You still have to run errands, you have work to do out of office during the weekend, and Valentine’s Day is not an exception. Saturday night staying home resting after a long week is necessary and can be also fun. A hearty meal with your favorite wine, a nice conversation with your loved ones, gossiping with your girlfriends, a comedy movie in front of a fireplace… Also, whether it’s alone watching TV or with someone talking, you can laugh out loud as much as you want at home. Ha!

valentine-staying-home-shirts

valentine-staying-home-shirts: images from pinterest.com

Some ideas for what to wear on V-day:

http://www.bustle.com/articles/58290-what-should-i-wear-on-valentines-day-this-flowchart-gives-you-one-less-thing-to-worry

THOUGHTS:

Whatever you wear or whatever you fancy this Valentine’s day, remember to be YOU and be happy!

***We love to hear from you about your Valentine’s Day. Please share your v-day plan in the comment with us. :-)

Perfect Tech Gadgets for PANKs

These days, we carry and use so many tech-related gadgets. Besides the “three-is-the-magic-number,” a smart phone, an ipad, and a laptop we carry around all day for our business, we also have Kindles or Nooks for reading, GPS to get directions, a mini portable charger for any carrying device, a selfie stick, and (I’m pretty sure) more. Not that we do not have enough techy stuff with us, it’s fun to check out these gadgets to help out our everyday life more convenient AND fun.

1. Pocket Outwear

We love bags, but there are some days that i do feel much better going out without a purse. For the time like this, Scottevest has vests and jackets with up to 42 pockets. Amazing!

http://www.scottevest.com/v3_store/subindex_womens_products.shtml

coat with pockets and pockets

coat with pockets and pockets from scottevest.com

2. Spygear Camera on your phone

A smoke detector hidden camera, a coat hook hidden camera, a lens classes camera, a wi-fi router hidden camera, an outdoor rock hidden camera, a usb disc hidden camera… You name it, there is a hidden camera on everything. If you love playing with your phone and taking photos, try this.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00Q419V9K/

This camera takes swivels 360° to let you shoot from any angle, get candid shots by shooting on the sly, high quality optics preserve photo quality, and works great with all phone models.

3. FitBit Charge

If you’re getting tired of waiting for the Apple watch, Fitbit Charge with a slick design may be for you. In 4 different colors, the new FitBit Charge features all day activity recording, daily stats, long battery life, caller id, alarm, wireless sync stats automatically to smartphones and computers, and more. Charge HR version also monitors heart rate.

https://www.fitbit.com/chargehr

fitbit charge hr

fitbit charge hr

4. Tech Dress

The wearable tech trend is so hot right now, as seen with all the new fitness devices, google glass, smartwatches, and even a bra that doubles as a gas mask (’cause we all need one of those, right?). But most of the smartest high-tech fashions are still prototypes, let alone realistic for a mass audience. While still crazy expensive, a standout in this about-to-become-mainstream field is CuteCircuit, a London-based interactive-fashion company. LED technology is tucked into these gowns and mini-dresses in a form-fitting way that totally flatters by creating sparkles, glows and twinkles.

If you loved Katy Perry on the Voice of Germany wearing white chiffon and organza dress a year ago, check this led tech-ed outfits:

http://shop.cutecircuit.com/

5. Clocky

A study from Harvard Medical School found that women rouse earlier than men due to shorter sleep cycles. However, that doesn’t mean all women are innately endowed with the willpower to instantly hop out of bed. Hail the super-human woman who’s able to shun the predawn electronic din of alarm clocks and wake naturally with the rising sun. For the rest of us mere mortals, modern technology can help ensure that we exit our beds on schedule. Enter Sleeptracker: the nighttime wristwatch that monitors circadian rhythms for you. That can be a particular boon for women, since once the watch detects early morning movements, indicating that deep sleep is over, it sounds the alarm.

Women who require more motivation to scurry out from under the covers might like to make friends with Clocky. The space-age alarm clock on wheels will roll away and hide if you try to hit snooze. You’ll have to get out of the bed and play a groggy game of hide-and-seek to shut this clock up. We’re sure you’re awake by then (hopefully).

http://www.amazon.com/Clocky-Alarm-Clock-Wheels-Black/

clocky alarm clock

clocky alarm clock

6. Sticker to track

Have you tried this, guys? If you lose your keys, remote controls, or phones and things often, you might want to try this gadget. A size of quarter sticker can be put on any thing you may lose, and you can track it with your phone or any device when you can’t find it. Smart? I think so.

https://www.sticknfind.com/sticknfind.aspx?scrollTo=undefined

7. PetSitter

Pet owner? Love your pets and can’t get enough of them and love sharing their photos and videos with everyone? This allows you to watch your pet while you’re away and record a video. Coming soon in february 2015.

https://petcube.com/#

THOUGHTS:

There you have it! Please note that PinKixx Jewelry is not endorsed to any of these gadgets in this article, and it’s purely our own opinion based on our experience and researches.

Any tech gadget you use to make your life easier now? What new tech gadget do you desire the most this year? Which one are you planning to buy? Please share your cool device in mind with us in the comment!

 

Urban Jewelry of the Month

We’re starting “Urban Jewelry of the Month” with gemstone jewelry.

February is the month of amethyst. Amethyst is the stone of St. Valentine and of faithful lovers because St. Valentine was thought to have worn an Amethyst ring engraved with the image of Cupid. It is also referred to as the “couple’s stone” and gives meaning to relationships that over time, transcends the carnal union and gives way to deeper connection and a more soulful communion. Wear as an engagement or eternity ring for fidelity, or as a locket to call back lost love.

The beauty of Amethyst and its low price make this an excellent stone for any occasion. There are a lot of fun stories related to Amethyst we like to share. Here we go!

DEFINITION:

A purple or violet form of transparent quartz used as a gemstone.

FACTS:

Hardness (Mohs):  7
Color(s):  Purple in various shades, Violet
Lustre: Vitreous
Transparency:  Transparent/Translucent
Common Locations:   Brazil, Africa

MEANING:

Amethyst crystals and stones are very powerful, most stones are only focused on a single aspect. However the metaphysical properties of amethyst are focused on several different fields.

Purple Amethyst has been highly esteemed throughout the ages for its stunning beauty and legendary powers to stimulate, and soothe, the mind and emotions. It is a semi-precious stone in today’s classifications, but to the ancients it was a “Gem of Fire,” a Precious Stone worth, at times in history, as much as a diamond. It has always been associated with February, the month the Romans dedicated to Neptune, their water-god, and is the traditional birthstone of that month. It is the stone of St. Valentine and faithful love, and signifies ecclesiastical dignity as the Bishop’s Stone. It carries the energy of fire and passion, creativity and spirituality, yet bears the logic of temperance and sobriety.

amethyst-gemstone-necklaces

amethyst-gemstone-necklaces from pinkixx.etsy.com

1. Calming

By wearing or using Amethyst crystals, you can become more in tune with your own feelings and get to know your inner self on a much deeper level. It is a gemstone which can bring you calmness, inner peace and is thought to heighten your natural intuition. These beautiful crystals are also known for bringing clarity of the mind to the owner.

Amethyst is an excellent stone for diplomats, negotiators and business people. It calms angry temperaments and gives a distinct advantage in situations where debating is required. Wear or hold Amethyst to control evil thoughts, increase intelligence and render men shrewd in business matters. It is also very good for overworked, overstressed, or overwhelmed metal states because of it extreme calming mental effects.

2. Protection

Amethyst is very well known — as from the ancients — as a sobriety stone. It is most notably protection from addiction. In fact the name amethyst itself comes from the Ancient Greek words a- (not) and methustos (intoxicated). It has been used for millenia to prevent drunkenness, and as a luck and prosperity crystal, it is used to assist in reducing the addictions to overspending, alcohol, gambling, unwise investments, drugs, smoking, etc, and destructive compulsive behaviors of all kinds. Wearing it offers protection from poison and hostile spells as well.

Amethyst is not only a psychic protection stone, but is also used to protect one from thieves, and to protects travelers. For travelers it was worn as a protection from treachery and surprise attacks, kept soldiers from harm and gave them victory over their enemies. It lent assistance to hunters in the capture of wild beasts and fowl, and was considered to be a powerful psychic stone of protection against witchcraft and black magic. Like other royal stones it protected its wearer from disease and contagion.

3. Spiritual

Amethyst is considered an extremely spiritual stone. In the Old Testament, it is written that Aaron, the Jewish High Priest, wore the amethyst in the center of his breastplate, and it was said to induce visions and revelations. Amethyst stones symbolize chastity, piety and trust. It became the gemstone of the Catholic Church and even today many bishops and cardinals wear it.

Amethyst provided a connection to the Divine in the spiritual world. To the Hebrews, it was Ahlamah, the ninth stone in the breastplate of the High Priest, engraved with the tribe of Dan, as well as the twelfth foundation stone for the New Jerusalem. To the Egyptians, it was Hemag, listed in the Book of the Dead to be carved into heart-shaped amulets for burial. In Eastern cultures, it was listed in descriptions of sacred “gem-cities,” “trees of life,” and used in temple offerings for worship, and to align planetary and astrological influences. It was popular in rosaries and prayer beads, credited with creating an atmosphere of pious calm, imbuing a sense of mental peace and quietude.

Amethyst stimulates the Third Eye, Crown and Etheric Chakras enhancing cognitive perception as well as accelerating the development of intuitive and psychic ability. It initiates wisdom and greater understanding.

4. Healing

The healing properties of amethyst mostly deal with the blood and breathing. Amethyst cleanses the blood, which helps with substance abuse and fevers. While breathing is helped by the calming effect of this gemstone. To get the most effect out of your amethyst stone or crystal it should be placed in the sun. Direct sunlight is best, be aware however that it can soften the purple color.

Emotionally, amethyst is used in crystal healing and comfort to help heal personal losses and grief, bringing one gently past. Amethyst has a gently sedative energy that ca promote peacefulness, happiness, and contentment. It also is said to bring emotional stability and inner strength. This stability and strength not only helps one hold firm in one’s life, but it can enhance flexibility and cooperation. To be flexible at need is a sure sign of strength.

amethyst-jewelry

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MYTHS and HISTORY:

There are many myths surrounding the amethyst, most of which attribute certain powers to the stone.  The Greeks and Romans would make mugs from an amethyst cluster believing it would prevent them from becoming drunk.

Another legend has it that the amethyst would protect the wearer from harm, but only if they showed bravery. This made amethysts a very popular stone for soldiers. This meaning of amethyst has faded with time and nowadays the protection it offers is on a spiritual and psychological level, rather than physical protection.

In ancient times the amethyst was associated with the Hebrew religion as a symbol of the Spirit of God. The breastplate of Aaron, the Jewish high priest, had 12 different gemstones on it, the basis of today’s birthstones. At the center was the amethyst which gave him revelations and spiritual visions.

More recently, during the Renaissance, the meaning changed once again. This time to humility and modesty. Royalty was especially enamored with this and some of the most prized pieces of jewelry from that era are adorned with amethysts. Usually in combination with other traditional gemstones such as rubies and diamonds.

There you have it. Amethyst gemstone is amazing, isn’t it. Feel like you have to own at least one amethyst jewelry, right? What’s the reason for you to wear Amethyst jewelry? Tell us in the comment.