How Miss America Stays Chic
Miss America, Mallory Hagan, enjoys the bright colors and easy comfort of one major designer—and you can, too.
(NAPSI)—You don’t have to be Mallory Hagan to look like Miss America—or, at any rate, to dress like her.
He Dresses Miss America
Hagan’s favorite designer, Joseph Ribkoff, has a new collection of dresses and coordinated sportswear that features stylish dresses for every occasion, from the boardroom to the garden party, from casual to more formal, with a simple change of accessories.
Highlights include wraps draped to shapely perfection, retro-style sheaths and carefree tunics.
Even if you don’t travel as much as Miss America, you can enjoy travel-smart coordinated separates in easy-to-care-for fabrications. They’re colorful and comfortable, for the woman on the go. Breezy sheer tops flow over casually cropped and classic trousers, while a selection of lightweight jackets finishes off a look for effortless style.
Graphic black and white join brilliant, multicolor graphic and floral prints as well as bright solids of dazzling electric blue, ambitious orange and provocative pink. The aim of each piece: It fits, it’s figure flattering and it’s fashionable.
See The Clothes
To view all the current collection, go to www.ribkoff.com. To find a nearby store and try them on yourself, call (800) 361-1839.
GMake Your Driving Dollars Go Farther
Remember to keep the top of a battery clean. Dirt becomes a conductor, which can drain battery power.
(NAPSI)—From daily commuting to summer road trips, the amount of time we spend driving adds up quickly…and so can travel costs. However, a few good driving habits can help put the brakes on unnecessary spending and get you on the road to savings:
• Watch your speed. A faster trip may be less fuel efficient. When traveling at speeds above 50 mph, gas mileage tends to decrease rapidly.
• Lose weight in your car. Every extra 100 pounds can reduce fuel efficiency by up to 2 percent, so keep your trunk clear of unnecessary items.
• Find gas pumps that pay you back. Some stations, like participating BP stations, allow you to save on future fill-ups. With the BP Driver Rewards program, for every 20 gallons of BP fuel you purchase, with a minimum of two transactions, you can earn a 5-cents-off-per-gallon reward. It’s free to join. Rewards accumulate automatically and may be redeemed as soon as one hour from being earned-without the wait for monthly statements or additional purchases at other retailers, as many loyalty programs require. Program rewards may be redeemed toward a single fill-up (up to 20 gallons), for a period of 90 days following the month in which they were earned, and may not be able to be combined with other offers. To save even more, you can use a BP Visa credit card to pay for your fuel purchases along with the BP Driver Rewards card. Visit www.bpdriverrewards.com for terms and conditions and participating locations.
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How To Pack Properly
“The more your clothes multitask, the fewer you have to pack,” advises travel enthusiast and style expert Lisa Robertson.
(NAPSI)—There are two kinds of travelers: overpackers and under-packers. For whichever you are, travel enthusiast, style expert and QVC program host Lisa Robertson—who mastered the art of how to pack after years of balancing her love of fashion with the struggles of packing it all-shares her most valuable tips for successful trips.
• Pack for activities you know you’ll be doing. You can add later as space allows.
• To pack smaller, you’ll need to rewear things, so pick what you love. Your taste and comfort zones don’t change with location.
• Shoes take up more room than anything else in your suitcase, so take one comfortable pair for sightseeing all day, one pair of heels, and a pair of sneakers if you’ll be working out.
• A good rule for handbags is one to carry and one that packs flat in the luggage...no more.
• A packed suitcase is like a map: Once you unfold it, it never really goes back the same way. If you start out with a suitcase you can barely close, you’ll return with an additional bag. Either plan for that or leave room.
For more from Robertson, visit QVC.com.
Shaping Up For Swimsuit Season-And Beyond
Slim down with the right foods and dietary supplements.
(NAPSI)—There could be good news for all those who think they have a fat chance of getting and staying slim: a surprising diet, exercise and nutritional supplements can help.
According to pharmacist, author and lecturer Sherry Torkos, a potent tool against weight gain is the Glycemic Index (GI).
The diet ranks carbohydrates based on how they affect blood sugar and insulin levels. Foods that are broken down into sugar more slowly-fruits, vegetables, whole grains, yogurt and dark chocolate—are low on the GI and provide sustained energy. Foods that are rapidly broken down into blood sugar—refined white flour products, baked and fried potatoes, white rice, candy and soda—causing sudden blood sugar spikes, are high on the GI and provide bursts of energy followed by periods of fatigue. Getting off this blood sugar roller coaster can help you feel more energized, promote the use of fat for energy, and decrease your appetite and food cravings.
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Save Your Skin From Stress
You don’t have to let stress distress your skin.
(NAPSI)—Wearing your heart on your sleeve is one thing; wearing your stress on your skin is another. It’s something you don’t want.
“Stress is responsible for 70 to 90 percent of doctors’ visits,” explains Cynthia Ackrill, M.D., Fellow of The American Institute of Stress. “Its effects are particularly harsh on the skin, causing premature aging and advancing the symptoms of every common skin condition from sensitive skin, to eczema and psoriasis, rosacea, and chronic dry skin.”
Fortunately, although 75 percent of adults report stress in the past month, it is possible to prevent and correct irritated, itchy, uncomfortable skin and the visible signs of stress: excessive redness, blotchiness, breakouts and looking tired and dull.
The chemists at Kiehl’s Since 1851, the venerable New York− based purveyor of fine-quality skin care formulations, created an industry-leading formula to address the signs of internal stress that show up on skin. Kiehl’s Skin Rescuer Stress-Minimizing Daily Hydrator works to minimize them with key ingredients including chamomile, glycerin, and shea butter for hydration, rosa gallica to minimize the inflammatory response, and, to protect the skin barrier from future reactions, mannose, squalane and lipids called ceramides. Clinical tests showed improvement in a week.
For more information about Skin Rescuer and other skin care from Kiehl’s Since 1851, visit www.kiehls.com/Skin-Rescuer.