Archive | October, 2014

New Arrivals│Blushing Boutique

31 Oct

Meet the new arrivals at Blushing Boutique!

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These dresses look great with boots and necklaces.

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Come to Blushing Boutique and see what we have.

Spice up your wardrobe with new dresses this Fall.

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Two DIY Projects for Halloween

29 Oct

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Two DIY Projects for Halloween – Cookie Worms in Dirt Cake and Spooky Lampshade

Do you want to make something fun for Halloween but don’t have a lot of time? These two projects are quick, easy, and fun for kids.

Cookie Worms in Dirt Cake

-Ingredients: Black or brown cookies, pudding or whipped cream, cups and gummy worms

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-How to make it

1. Crush cookies so they look like dirt.

2. Put the crushed cookies in a cup.

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3. Add pudding or whipped cream over the crushed cookie layer.

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4. Cover pudding or whipped cream with crushed cookies.

5. Put some gummy worms.

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Spooky Lampshade

-Materials: Papers, Pens, Scissors, Lamp, Tape and Wire

-How to make

1. Draw a shape such as a bat, witch and ghost on the paper.

2. Cut it out.

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3. Attach cut papers to wire using tape.

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4. Fix it to the lamp.

5. Turn on the lamp and enjoy your scary shadow puppets.

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How Can I Reuse Spent Coffee Grounds

28 Oct

How can you reuse spent coffee grounds?

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Many people love to drink a cup of coffee in the morning. They purchase coffee and enjoy it. But what do you do with used coffee grounds after drinking coffee? Here are some uses for them. Don’t throw them away!

1. Deodorizer

Put the coffee grounds in a bowl in your refrigerator. This will remove odor in your refrigerator. Also, you can put them in your shoes. They help remove moisture and odor in your shoes.

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2, Fertilizer

Add your coffee grounds to your garden or flower pot. They have lots of good nutrition for plants. Moreover, they protect your plants from harmful worms. But don’t add too much coffee grounds. It can cause mold. 1 part of the coffee grounds to 9 soil is the best ratio.

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3. Wardrobe keeper

The coffee grounds help remove moisture and odor. Put them in a jar or bowl. This is effective especially for rainy days.

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4. Household cleaner

They can also be used as an abrasive cleaning solution around the house. Wash your frying pans with the coffee grounds to remove oil stains.

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7 Types of Skirt

27 Oct

7 Basic Types of Skirt

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Skirts are essential items for women. You can wear them to any occasion and they can be matched with different tops. Here are 7 basic types of skirt that look great be in any wardrobe.

  1. Straight Skirt or Pencil Skirt

A tailored skirt hanging straight from the hips and fitted from the waist to the hips by means of darts or a yoke; may have a vent for ease of walking.

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  1. Circle skirt

A skirt cut in sections to make one or more circles with a hole for the waist, so the skirt is very full but hangs smoothly from the waist without darts, pleats, or gathers

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  1. Short skirt

A skirt with hemline above the knee.

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  1. Maxi skirt

An ankle length-skirt which was popular 1970s, but has made a comeback in the 2000s.

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  1. A-line skirt

A skirt with a slight flare, roughly in the shape of a capital letter A.

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  1. Wrap skirt

A skirt with a front closure formed by wrapping one side across the other.

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  1. Evening Skirt

A long flowing women’s skirt usually worn to a formal affair.

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Now, open your wardrobe and tell us about your skirts!

How be a Photography Superstar

23 Oct

How be a Photography Superstar

-5 Tips for taking better photos of people

Everyone loves to have a good photo of themselves on vacation. However, when you get home why does it always seem like there is only one good one out of a thousand?

You can take wonderful photos if you know some small tips.

1. Don’t put your neckline on the horizon

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People’s gaze will settle on the horizon if the neckline is on the horizon, and the effect is a little bit “off with her head!”

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Adjust camera height to show your beautiful face.

She wears Sweater Dress with Pockets on the beach.

2. Don’t make a horn on your head

Check carefully to make sure there is not a tree or a pillar growing out of your head.

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Change the camera angle or your position so your photos are only intentionally funny.

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She wears Sweater Dress with Pockets on the street.

3. Avoid cutting your neckline

This creates a ‘floating head’ effect.

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If you want to emphasize your face, take a bust shot like the photo below.

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She wears Sweater Dress with Pockets in front of Alte Oper.

4. Don’t tilt the camera.

It’s not a good idea to tilt the camera when you take photos of people. It is more likely to look like you are drunk than the artsy effect we all intend.  If you are indeed a little tipsy, rest the camera on a bench or table.

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Adjust horizontality especially when you take photos of people.

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She wears Mary Jane Dress at English Bay.

5. Dont’ put yourself in the middle of the photos.

This doesn’t allow for natural eye movement across the photo.

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It’s more natural and harmonious to put person left or right side of the photos.

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She wears Strapless Chinese Silk Dress in front of Windsor Castle.

Try these tips on your next vacation or night out, and let us know if they help.  Post your best photo of you wearing Blushing to our facebook page

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Fashion Trends of the Past(1980s-2000s)

22 Oct

1980s Fashions

1980s fashion

The 1980s fashion had a heavy emphasis on expensive dressing and fashion accessories.

Clothes tended to be bright and vivid. Women expressed wealth and success through shiny costume jewelry like large faux-gold earrings, pearl necklace and clothing covered with sequins and diamante.

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Bright and vivid Tie Neck Chiffon Blouse and Silk A-line Skirt at Blushing Boutique

Punk fashion began to be popular in the 80’s. It was a reaction against the hippie movement of the past decades.

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Hair in the 1980s was generally big, curly, bouffant and heavily styled.

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Women from the 1980s wore a heavy and bright makeup. Everyday fashion makeup in the ’80s was light-colored lips, dark and thick eyelashes, pink blusher and blue eye shadow.

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1990s Fashion

1990s fashion

In the 1990s, people began to adopt tattoos, body piercings and to a lesser extent, other forms of body modification such as branding. This brought back the indifferent, anti-conformist approach to fashion. This included T-shirts, jeans, hoodies, and trainers, a trend which continued into the 2000s.

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Lulu Dress and Belinda Dress- A modern take on the minimalism of the 1990s

Women’s hair in the early 1990s continued in the big, curly style of the 1980s. The pixie cut and Rachel haircut based on the hairstyles of Jennifer Aniston in Friends and Marlo Thomas in That Girl, were popular in America.

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Women’s makeup in the early 1990s primarily consisted of dark red lipstick and neutral eyes.

By 1997, glittery, sparkling makeup had come into style. This was called “Y2K makeup”, consisting of facial glitter and lip gloss.

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2000s Fashion

2000s fashion

The fashion in the 2000’s is often referred to as a ‘mash up’ of trends. Trends saw the fusion of previous styles, as well as global and ethnic clothing. People who were 25 years of age and older adopted a dressy casual style. This style was popular throughout the decade.

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Globalization also influenced clothing trends, with the incorporation of Middle Eastern an Asian dress into mainstream European, American and Australian fashion.

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Strapless Chinese Silk Dress which shows globalization of fashion

Furthermore, eco-friendly and ethical clothing, such as recycled fashions and fake fur, were popular.

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In the early 2000s, women’s hair was often long and straight. From 1995 until 2008 highlights and lowlights of blonde, red, and light brown went mainstream.

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In the 2000’s, lip gloss was more popular than lipstick among both women and girls. By around 2005, retro-styled makeup from the 1940s came back, such as bright red lips and cat eyes. In the mid and late 2000s, lip gloss was still popular, and the smoky eyes emerged, with more emphasis on eyeliner, mascara, and eye shadow.

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Retro-styled makeup and Smoky makeup

Fashion Trends of the Past (1950s-1970s)

21 Oct

Fashion Trends of the Past (1950s-1970s)

Past fashion plays a role in the fashion of today. You can see many similarities between the fashion of the past and the present. Let’s explore fashion of 1950s, 1960s and 1970s.

1960s Fashion

1950s fashion

The 1950’s was a decade of glamorous clothes, femininity, and European haute couture.

One of the 50’s fashion trends is the chemise dress. Chemise dress is a dress cut straight at the sides and left unfitted at the waist, in the manner of the undergarment known as a chemise.

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Brightly colored clothes and accessories became fashionable in the 1950s and the bikini was developed.

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See dresses similar to 1950s’ at Blushing Boutique.

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1960s Fashion

1960s fashion

The 1960s was a decade that broke many fashion traditions.

Mary Quant popularized the mini-skirt, and Jackie Kennedy got women everywhere wearing pillbox hats.

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Women worn false eyelashes throughout the 1960s, and their hairstyles were a variety of lengths and styles, though most of them were very large.

Designers were producing clothing more suitable for young adults, which led to an increase in interest and sales of fashion to teenagers.

See tunics that are similar to 1960s’ at Blushing Boutique.

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1970s Fashion

1970s fashion

The 1970s fashion began with a continuation of mini-skirts, and then moved on to bell-bottoms, and the androgynous hippie look from 1960s.

By the early 1970s it was difficult for many people to decide what was in style and what was not. People wore anything that they wanted.

The most famous silhouette of the mid and late 1970s for both sexes was that of tight on top and loose on bottom.

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The 1970s also saw the birth of the indifferent, anti-conformist approach to fashion, which consisted of sweaters, t-shirts, jeans and sneakers.

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