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Archive for April, 2013

To Dye or Not To Dye?


As I sat in the back row of a seminar recently I noticed how many of the women attending dyed their hair. This was apparent by the visible dark roots and streaky highlights and made me think of the current trend of having dark roots showing.
We are all born with our own color palette of skin tone, eye and hair color and as we age our hair coloring changes. Some women go gray early in life and have striking silver hair, others opt to dye their hair to hide the gray. The color you choose to dye your hair is just as important as the color of the clothing you wear. Winter and Summer women should never add warm highlights and Spring and Autumn women should never add cool colors. To achieve the most natural look it’s best to stick to your seasonal palette and go only two shades darker or lighter than your own natural hair color. If you want to add some contrast color for fun, keep it within your seasonal palette ie: cool burgundy highlights with jet black hair. When you wear the right color makeup and clothing with your natural hair color you will look healthy, vibrant and enhance your natural beauty!

Double your closet space, quickly and easily!


It’s quick, easy and costs nothing- just de-clutter!

Spring and fall cleanings are great motivators, but any time is a good time to de-clutter your closets. Eighty percent of people wear only twenty percent of the clothes they own because they no longer fit, don’t look “just right” or are in need of repair. Why hang onto items that you no longer wear just in case for some day? It can be hard to let go of items that have sentimental value or that you paid a lot of money for but when space is limited, every inch counts.

Ask yourself the following about every item in your closet: Do I love it? Do I wear it? Is it comfortable? And most importantly, does it project the image I want and is it the right color for me to wear? Make space for new items that you will enjoy wearing.

I advise clients to take out everything, clean the shelves and assess the space. If it is possible install double hang rods. There is a wide range of closet systems and options available for every price point. Next we would “weed out” colors not in the client’s seasonal color palette and organize the rest by color and/or type. When your clothes are organized neatly it saves you time getting dressed in the morning

Donating items you no longer wear can greatly benefit those in need. Colours for Natural Living is proud to sponsor an upcoming donation drive for interview appropriate business suits for the San Diego Chapter of  Dress For Success. Details to follow!
For causal clothes there are several places you may donate them to, if you need assistance with this please call me for more information, 619-254-6807.

When you open your closet every morning and it contains clothes you love and love to wear you will experience joy and confidence that you look your best!