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What Color of Shoes to Wear When….


Color shoes (as well as your neutral…black, beige, brown or navy) can be so much fun to wear…but ever wonder exactly WHEN to choose a different color INSTEAD of those neutral colors? 


Of course a lot depends on YOUR personal style. The shoes can change the overall look of an outfit, as heels send a different message than boots or Mary Jane shoes.  

If you DO choose to wear color shoes, say for instance RED, then be sure to tie the color in by wearing a red bracelet or other red accessory or carry a red purse.


But as far as COLOR goes, here are a few “rule of thumb” suggestions:


Wear shoe color that is either:

Same as:

Darker than:

or brighter than the Hemline of your skirt or pants:


Where does your eye go?  Right to the shoes…instead of YOU!

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Clean Your Makeup Drawer: When to replace everything


Mascara:  Toss it every 4 months

Replace your mascara four times a year to prevent an eye infection.

Eye shadow:  Toss it every two years for powder, once a year for cream.

Can last up to two years, but if you apply it every day beware that bacteria build up.

Eye liner:  Toss it 3-6 months

Gel and liquid liners that are applied with a brush should be tossed every six months to avoid an eye infection.  If you don’t use them up in a year they should go in the trash can.

Foundation:  Once a year

Concealer:  Toss it 12 to 18 months

A Concealer in a pan, it can last up to 18 months if applied with a sponge or regularly washed brush.  If you have a concealer in a tube keep it for a year.

Blush & Bronzer:  Toss it every 2 years

Powders have a longer shelf life than most cosmetics.  Toss when the color darkens or starts to cake up.

Lipstick:  Toss once a year

The preservatives in lipstick can break down after a year.  If your not sure when you bought your favorite tubes its time to toss it.  If the surface gets hard or small beads start to form on the bullet throw it away.  If you are sick, apply your lipstick with a fresh cotton swab to stop it from being contaminated.

Lip Gloss:  6 months to one year

In a tube with a wand applicator should be tossed after 6 months due to bacteria build up.  Lip gloss in a squeeze tube can hold on to those for closer to a year since bacteria has a much smaller chance of getting in the product.