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    DIY Candles

    Candles were used as early as 3000 BC in Ancient Egypt for light. Today, candles evoke a mood, symbolize celebration, mark romance, and accent décor. All sorts of candles can mean different things. There’s no need to desperately search for that ideal candle anymore… we will actually help you make it!  YOU WILL NEED : PARAFFIN WAX SCENT: herbs, spices, flavourings (a good combination is vanilla and nutmeg). COLOUR: Food colouring/ ink. WICK: Dip cords or heavy string into warm wax and allowing to dry on a sheet of wax paper. MOULD: This is what you will pour the hot wax into. Cans, glass and hard plastics work great for…

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    A definition of Style

    Definition: a distinctive manner of expression ; distinctive manner or custom of behaving or conducting oneself ; particular mode of living ; particular manner or technique by which something is done, created, or performed… You can often find yourself reading style columns, taking their suggestions and applying them to yourself. Style and fashion columns are always full of ideas and can overwhelm us with what’s hot and what’s not. This week on Hanem.com, we thought we should all take a little break from suggestions and re-evaluate what style really means. While most of us have definite preferred styles – contemporary, country, oriental… even simple, sophisticated or hip – style is a…

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    Jeans, Jeans, Jeans

    Rip them, sew on patches or cut off the waistband. Pair them with high-heeled sandals to be an urban princess or with cowboy boots to be a windshield rancher. Jeans transcend age, economic and style barriers. Washes, embellishments, leg openings and labels fluctuate with fashion whims, but jeans themselves have reached iconic status. Denim originated from a fabric produced in Nîmes, France (Levi Strauss de Nîmes which became denim). the most common denim is indigo denim in which the warp thread is dyed while the weft thread is left white. After WWII, jeans evolved into rebel wear for teens and then for the hippies. The ’70s saw an explosion of styles and…

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    The Right Sunglasses for you?

    So the Jackie Onassis look didn’t last very long, and some might say thank God for that! I, for one, was quite sick of the sight of women walking around looking like some obscure species of fly… To be fair though the Jackie O look did suit some, but you must not fall into the trap of being a fashion victim. We at Hanem.com seriously promote individuality. Look out for what suits you not what’s on this week’s cover of Vogue. Here are some tips to help you know what frames may suit you and compliment the shape of your face. An OVAL face looks good in almost every frame as long as…

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    How To Makeover Your Man

    Horrified by what your man calls FASHION?Well you have 3 options: a) Threaten to burn all his clothes.b) Tell him you won’t go out with him in public if he doesn’t improve his image.c) Or you could try these simple steps: If you haven’t discussed his style issues before, now is the time to let him know you’d like to take over in the fashion department (but try to do it nicely, men can be over-sensitive little creatures sometimes). If he doesn’t like it, stop here and try again in six months. If he’s happy to have some help, start by assessing his current wardrobe and put away everything that…

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    How to Makeover Your Man

    Horrified by what your man calls FASHION?Well you have 3 options: a) Threaten to burn all his clothes.b) Tell him you won’t go out with him in public if he doesn’t improve his image.c) Or you could try these simple steps: If you haven’t discussed his style issues before, now is the time to let him know you’d like to take over in the fashion department (but try to do it nicely, men can be over-sensitive little creatures sometimes). If he doesn’t like it, stop here and try again in six months. If he’s happy to have some help, start by assessing his current wardrobe and put away everything that…

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    How to always have something to wear

    Always buying clothes but never have anything to wear? Step by step instructions on how to develop a wardrobe. Stop impulse buying. In the first step of cleaning out your closet, eliminate everything that doesn’t fit or that you haven’t worn in a year. With what’s left, begin identifying a theme to your wardrobe, relying on favourite looks and colours. Decide on a few colours that either match or will co-ordinate with what you own and buy only those three colours. Establish a workable budget. Make a list of all the items you need in your wardrobe. (For example: solid blazer, wool trousers, white shirt) Set aside an hour of…

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    How to find your size

    Sizes mean nothing!! One manufacturer’s size 8 isanother one’s 12. UK sizes look the same as US,but they’re not. German sizes look like Frenchsizes but they’re not! Finding your size can bea challenge. But armed with your accuratemeasurements, you can decipher anysizing system. PREVIOUS ISSUES Dress for success Leather Boots What you’ll need – A cloth tape measure and a full-length mirror. Take measurements undressed or in lightweight clothes. Pull the tape measure tight, but not too tight. Keep your arms at your side and have a friend take the measurements, for the best results. And don’t slouch! Stand up nice and tall. BustMeasure around the shoulder blades, under the…

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    Make 2nd Hand Look Grand!

    Do you remember all those earrings and belts you used to make fun of your mother or older sister for wearing? Well make fun no more. All those big, spangly 1980s belts, or the pretty flowery leather of the 1970s, the dangly earrings, the diamanté of the 1950s: They all look great, and they are all equally ‘allowed’ by fashion editors these days. Antique jewelry is not a particularly cheap area but original jewelry is just that – original. You’re not going to find 15 other girls wearing your mother’s or sister’s necklace, so it’s well worth grabbing them. You should however try to only wear one or two 2nd…