Juvenex Spa Review
As with anything I do, I spent an absurd amount of time researching spas in New York when my fiance oh so generously offered to treat me. Juvenex caught my eye because of the wet spa services. There is a dry and wet sauna along with three hot pools. I’m missing having easy access to hot tubs and the lake in Idaho, so the water was calling me. 
Coming in at $125 for an hour long massage, this spa is luxurious but not sky high crazy. They offer a wide range of services from hot stone massage, facials, and several packages. I had heard about the basic purification package from reviews, priced at $115 it seemed to include several services and I was just dieing to have all of my skin sloughed off in the Korean Body Scrub.
Located in Korea Town, the entryway was a tad sketchy, and the smell wasn’t what I would describe as pleasant. To be honest I was beginning to regret my choice when I boarded the elevator, but as soon as I stepped off I entered a pure oasis. The receptionist greeted me quietly and warmly, and had me fill out a short survey about my preferences. She then escorted me to the locker area handing my a robe, towel, shoes, and offered me a swim suite. Ladies only hours are from 7 am - 5 pm so I chose to go in the buff. (Did I mention they are 24 hours)!
I showered in this beautiful little pod, taking note of all of their amenities, lotion, body wash, razors, shampoo, and conditioner. Then I was offered lemon water as I visited the first sauna. There was only one other women using the facilities at the same time as me, so I had enough room to lay down. Unfortunetly on.y one of the three pools was open, but it had lemons in it which was just an awesome touch. The wet sauna was way too hot for me to stay long, but it smelled of eucalyptus and opened up my sinuses. 
Now on to the good part! The Korean body scrub may be a bit much for some people, but for me it was heaven. A gentle old Korean woman uses a mit and scrub to scrape every bit of dead skin off of your body. The strings of grey coming off of you are a bit unnerving, but if you can survive, it is worth it. She continuously covers you with warm water, stretching you and getting to every nook and crany. Afterwards you feel as soft and pliable as a newborn baby! During this session she also will shampoo your hair and apply a cucumber mask. I felt beyond pampered. 
Afterward I used the facilities some more and was given tea and fresh fruit, the dressing room was as well equipped as the showers, and when I emerged I couldn’t believe over two hours had passed. This place has more than earned a spot on my personal “Best of NYC” list.
To schedule a visit or learn more visit their official website at www.juvenexspa.com

Juvenex Spa Review

As with anything I do, I spent an absurd amount of time researching spas in New York when my fiance oh so generously offered to treat me. Juvenex caught my eye because of the wet spa services. There is a dry and wet sauna along with three hot pools. I’m missing having easy access to hot tubs and the lake in Idaho, so the water was calling me.

Coming in at $125 for an hour long massage, this spa is luxurious but not sky high crazy. They offer a wide range of services from hot stone massage, facials, and several packages. I had heard about the basic purification package from reviews, priced at $115 it seemed to include several services and I was just dieing to have all of my skin sloughed off in the Korean Body Scrub.

Located in Korea Town, the entryway was a tad sketchy, and the smell wasn’t what I would describe as pleasant. To be honest I was beginning to regret my choice when I boarded the elevator, but as soon as I stepped off I entered a pure oasis. The receptionist greeted me quietly and warmly, and had me fill out a short survey about my preferences. She then escorted me to the locker area handing my a robe, towel, shoes, and offered me a swim suite. Ladies only hours are from 7 am - 5 pm so I chose to go in the buff. (Did I mention they are 24 hours)!

I showered in this beautiful little pod, taking note of all of their amenities, lotion, body wash, razors, shampoo, and conditioner. Then I was offered lemon water as I visited the first sauna. There was only one other women using the facilities at the same time as me, so I had enough room to lay down. Unfortunetly on.y one of the three pools was open, but it had lemons in it which was just an awesome touch. The wet sauna was way too hot for me to stay long, but it smelled of eucalyptus and opened up my sinuses. 

Now on to the good part! The Korean body scrub may be a bit much for some people, but for me it was heaven. A gentle old Korean woman uses a mit and scrub to scrape every bit of dead skin off of your body. The strings of grey coming off of you are a bit unnerving, but if you can survive, it is worth it. She continuously covers you with warm water, stretching you and getting to every nook and crany. Afterwards you feel as soft and pliable as a newborn baby! During this session she also will shampoo your hair and apply a cucumber mask. I felt beyond pampered.

Afterward I used the facilities some more and was given tea and fresh fruit, the dressing room was as well equipped as the showers, and when I emerged I couldn’t believe over two hours had passed. This place has more than earned a spot on my personal “Best of NYC” list.

To schedule a visit or learn more visit their official website at www.juvenexspa.com

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Mociun - Non Traditional Engagement Rings

Mociun is a jewelry boutique in Brooklyn, New York. Their rings and other jewelry can also be ordered online. Some of the rings are in stock, but they specialize in custom made settings. Mociun is great because there is such a range in prices. You can follow them at www.mociun.tumblr.com or check out their website. 

A lot of people think that the size, clarity, and overall quality of the diamond is what makes the ring; however these rings are visually appealing and very unique. These rings are great for an alternative bride. they are whimsical, but not quite as different as say, tattooing your rings, or getting colored stones.

I love the asymmetric design. A lot of people opt for white gold or platinum, but this traditional color adds some elegance.  Mociun can also add other neutral gemstones to the setting, customizing it even further.

If you are looking for a more traditional setting, Mociun offers that as well, while still managing to make it more delicate looking than more mainstream jewelers. You can also find all other types of jewelry at Mociun as well.

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Product Review: Willa Foaming Facial Wash 
Willa was founded by a mother who wanted to provide her daughter with the tools to take care of her skin, long before the average woman starts. Up to 80% of damage happens to the skin before we are 18, and many women can relate to not establishing a healthy regiment before then. Willa’s products are targeted to young pre-teen girls, with all natural ingredients that leave the childish bubble gum soaps in the dust. 
Although I am not the target demographic, I received a sample of this product, and I am a sucker for face wash. Unfortunately I did not try the entire system, but I have been using the foam for about two weeks so I can properly evaluate the product.
The packaging is perfect for this demographic. More and more girls 10-13 want a more modern and grown up version of products, compared to the ones with Disney characters plastered all over them combined with sticky sweet scents. I admire the use of natural ingrediants, even though it isn’t a priority for my own choice in products.
Compared to the gel or water consistency of most face washes on the market, the foam was a nice change. It felt very soft on my skin, and their recommended two pumps was a great amount. I like a lot to slather on.
However, the smell was just not for me. It reminded me of the dentist’s office. Some face washes smell harsh, others smell fruity, and this one is neither.
My skin still has a few little bumps, but the major pimples have all but disappeared. Also, the main thing that I noticed about this face wash is how it improved the overall consistency of my skin. My skin is soft, and truly flowing. It feels younger! But maybe that is just in my head because I am using a tween product.
You can buy Willa’s entire line at their website here. This face wash runs for $17, and is quite a large bottle.

Product Review: Willa Foaming Facial Wash

Willa was founded by a mother who wanted to provide her daughter with the tools to take care of her skin, long before the average woman starts. Up to 80% of damage happens to the skin before we are 18, and many women can relate to not establishing a healthy regiment before then. Willa’s products are targeted to young pre-teen girls, with all natural ingredients that leave the childish bubble gum soaps in the dust.

Although I am not the target demographic, I received a sample of this product, and I am a sucker for face wash. Unfortunately I did not try the entire system, but I have been using the foam for about two weeks so I can properly evaluate the product.

The packaging is perfect for this demographic. More and more girls 10-13 want a more modern and grown up version of products, compared to the ones with Disney characters plastered all over them combined with sticky sweet scents. I admire the use of natural ingrediants, even though it isn’t a priority for my own choice in products.

Compared to the gel or water consistency of most face washes on the market, the foam was a nice change. It felt very soft on my skin, and their recommended two pumps was a great amount. I like a lot to slather on.

However, the smell was just not for me. It reminded me of the dentist’s office. Some face washes smell harsh, others smell fruity, and this one is neither.

My skin still has a few little bumps, but the major pimples have all but disappeared. Also, the main thing that I noticed about this face wash is how it improved the overall consistency of my skin. My skin is soft, and truly flowing. It feels younger! But maybe that is just in my head because I am using a tween product.

You can buy Willa’s entire line at their website here. This face wash runs for $17, and is quite a large bottle.

Subscription Box Review: Wantable Intimates
Wantable is one of the pricier subscription boxes, however it is by far my favorite, after only trying it once! There are three different options: an accessories box, an intimates box, and a makeup box. I tried the intimates box and was more than pleased. This review is based on that intimates box, but I have heard glowing reports of their makeup and accessories boxes as well from mysubscriptionaddiction.com and ramblingsofasuburbanmom.com.
Every month they feature new brands, along with repeats of customer favorites. Example brands include Betsy Johnson, NikiBiki, and Jewel Toned. The brands are usually a good mix of up and coming, cult favorites, or popular dependables.
The value seems to be very high for the majority of their boxes. For $36 a month when you buy a subscription, or for $40 as a one time purchase, you can expect to get at least double your money’s worth. I received four main products, plus a bonus item. The total value was about $115.
You start out by filling out a short survey which will personalize your box. The first page is basic information about your size, all of my items fit relatively true to size, except for the bonus item, but oh well! Can’t win them all I suppose. Next you answer which items you want in your box. I chose lounge wear, soft bras, and underwear. Other options include shape wear, socks, tanks, leggings, and camis. You have to like at least two items, but other than that you can like/dislike as many as you want.
The next questions are about color schemes/ style. This part is a little bit too general for my taste, and the styles are not clear, but I ended up receiving items that, for the most part I liked.
I received a night gown with a bonus thong, a soft bra, a pair of hipster underwear, and a t-shirt. The night gown was perfect, it was soft and fit well, along with being my taste as far as style and color. The thong was a little bit too tight, but it went with the size of the nightgown instead of my underwear size preference. The soft bra was my favorite item, being well endowed it is hard to find a soft bra that is supportive. This one was all of that, plus being attractive. The underwear also fit well, and so did the t-shirt. At first I hated the shirt because it had studs and a Betsy Johnson logo. But I have grown to love it being so soft, and at least it is black!
I would highly recommend this subscription service. If you are willing to risk someone else putting these intimates together for you, it is well worth the money and such a fun surprise.
You can visit their site here.

Subscription Box Review: Wantable Intimates

Wantable is one of the pricier subscription boxes, however it is by far my favorite, after only trying it once! There are three different options: an accessories box, an intimates box, and a makeup box. I tried the intimates box and was more than pleased. This review is based on that intimates box, but I have heard glowing reports of their makeup and accessories boxes as well from mysubscriptionaddiction.com and ramblingsofasuburbanmom.com.

Every month they feature new brands, along with repeats of customer favorites. Example brands include Betsy Johnson, NikiBiki, and Jewel Toned. The brands are usually a good mix of up and coming, cult favorites, or popular dependables.

The value seems to be very high for the majority of their boxes. For $36 a month when you buy a subscription, or for $40 as a one time purchase, you can expect to get at least double your money’s worth. I received four main products, plus a bonus item. The total value was about $115.

You start out by filling out a short survey which will personalize your box. The first page is basic information about your size, all of my items fit relatively true to size, except for the bonus item, but oh well! Can’t win them all I suppose. Next you answer which items you want in your box. I chose lounge wear, soft bras, and underwear. Other options include shape wear, socks, tanks, leggings, and camis. You have to like at least two items, but other than that you can like/dislike as many as you want.

The next questions are about color schemes/ style. This part is a little bit too general for my taste, and the styles are not clear, but I ended up receiving items that, for the most part I liked.

I received a night gown with a bonus thong, a soft bra, a pair of hipster underwear, and a t-shirt. The night gown was perfect, it was soft and fit well, along with being my taste as far as style and color. The thong was a little bit too tight, but it went with the size of the nightgown instead of my underwear size preference. The soft bra was my favorite item, being well endowed it is hard to find a soft bra that is supportive. This one was all of that, plus being attractive. The underwear also fit well, and so did the t-shirt. At first I hated the shirt because it had studs and a Betsy Johnson logo. But I have grown to love it being so soft, and at least it is black!

I would highly recommend this subscription service. If you are willing to risk someone else putting these intimates together for you, it is well worth the money and such a fun surprise.

You can visit their site here.

Website Recommendation: YouBeauty.com
If you love fashion magazines such as Cosmopolitan and Glamour then you will love You Beauty. YouBeauty.com was founded by Dr. Oz and Dr. Roizen, if that makes you want to stop reading, let me assure you that after using this website for a few months, I was shocked to discover that as well. You can’t tell be the content or design.
Sample articles include “What Counts as Emotional Cheating?” and “How to Pick the Right Shoes for Your Body.” The articles on trend, interesting, and I have noticed, a lot more detailed than articles on Cosmopolitan.com. This probably has to do with the fact that Cosmo has the print aspect as well, but lets just say that what YouBeauty does, it does well.
The website has several sections; skin, makeup, hair, fitness, nutrition, health, psychology, and love/life. They post a lot of new content through out the day, which is why I love it, it supplements and compliments my Cosmo habit.
The other aspect to YouBeauty, which really makes it unique, is the thousands and thousands of quizzes. I’m a sucker for a survey, so this is right up my alley. The awesome things about these quizzes is that they are usually pretty in depth, and the profile or advice given to you at the end of it is more detailed and helpful than the majority of surface level quizzes you can find on its competitors.
The one complain I will make is that they use a lot of illustrations instead of photos. I like the crisp feel of photographs, compared to the soft affect of pastels. However, the website keeps you intrigues, for every article or quiz you take, it leads you to another, and the info you learn is relevant and easy to implement. You can view the website here. Enjoy.

Website Recommendation: YouBeauty.com

If you love fashion magazines such as Cosmopolitan and Glamour then you will love You Beauty. YouBeauty.com was founded by Dr. Oz and Dr. Roizen, if that makes you want to stop reading, let me assure you that after using this website for a few months, I was shocked to discover that as well. You can’t tell be the content or design.

Sample articles include “What Counts as Emotional Cheating?” and “How to Pick the Right Shoes for Your Body.” The articles on trend, interesting, and I have noticed, a lot more detailed than articles on Cosmopolitan.com. This probably has to do with the fact that Cosmo has the print aspect as well, but lets just say that what YouBeauty does, it does well.

The website has several sections; skin, makeup, hair, fitness, nutrition, health, psychology, and love/life. They post a lot of new content through out the day, which is why I love it, it supplements and compliments my Cosmo habit.

The other aspect to YouBeauty, which really makes it unique, is the thousands and thousands of quizzes. I’m a sucker for a survey, so this is right up my alley. The awesome things about these quizzes is that they are usually pretty in depth, and the profile or advice given to you at the end of it is more detailed and helpful than the majority of surface level quizzes you can find on its competitors.

The one complain I will make is that they use a lot of illustrations instead of photos. I like the crisp feel of photographs, compared to the soft affect of pastels. However, the website keeps you intrigues, for every article or quiz you take, it leads you to another, and the info you learn is relevant and easy to implement. You can view the website here. Enjoy.

Inspiration: Jamie Harkins
Jamie Harkins is an artist and musician from New Zealand. A year ago Harkin’s name would most be associated with his paintings of landscapes, however he recently has become a local NZ and internet sensation for his sand art.
I recently reviewed another artist who works on beaches, Andres Amador. You can view some of his work and read my review here. But what differentiates Harkins from Amador and other sand artists is the 3D effect.
The more technical name for it would be anamorphosis. The artwork has to be viewed from a certain angle to show the depth. It reminds me of some side walk chalk art I once came across, it looked like you were about to step off a skyscraper.
This kind of art takes a lot of planning, and is easy to mess up, up close it just looks like lines in the sand, but from far away is where it comes alive.
Harkins has worked on these creations with other artists and friends such as Lucia Lupf, David Rendu, and Constanza Nightingale. You can view his Facebook page here.
Harkin’s was quoted saying that he likes the impermanence this art has, being washed away that very day by the tide. While that would frustrate me, it sounds almost poetic put that way. Although this isn’t my type of art, say if it was put on the wall, the creativity, uniqueness, and large scale intrigue me.

Inspiration: Jamie Harkins

Jamie Harkins is an artist and musician from New Zealand. A year ago Harkin’s name would most be associated with his paintings of landscapes, however he recently has become a local NZ and internet sensation for his sand art.

I recently reviewed another artist who works on beaches, Andres Amador. You can view some of his work and read my review here. But what differentiates Harkins from Amador and other sand artists is the 3D effect.

The more technical name for it would be anamorphosis. The artwork has to be viewed from a certain angle to show the depth. It reminds me of some side walk chalk art I once came across, it looked like you were about to step off a skyscraper.

This kind of art takes a lot of planning, and is easy to mess up, up close it just looks like lines in the sand, but from far away is where it comes alive.

Harkins has worked on these creations with other artists and friends such as Lucia Lupf, David Rendu, and Constanza Nightingale. You can view his Facebook page here.

Harkin’s was quoted saying that he likes the impermanence this art has, being washed away that very day by the tide. While that would frustrate me, it sounds almost poetic put that way. Although this isn’t my type of art, say if it was put on the wall, the creativity, uniqueness, and large scale intrigue me.

Red Wine Soaked Fingers

AKA my favorite new color for my nails. I saw some variation of this shade in an issue of Cosmopolitan, and it immediately caught my eye. I wish I had a picture of my manicure, but I put it off for over a week, and now they are chipped, and my toes are too blistered from new sandals to be bared on the world wide web.

My favorite shades in particular are Merlot, they are so deep they could be mistaken for black. But that is the nice thing about dark colors, they are appropriate for work, and offer more depth than black. This color will be, or at least, should be the on trend color for the latter half of 2014.

The variation in shades can be shown in the last example. I like one with at least a hint of purple, but burgundy and more brownish shades are in too! As mentioned previously, a nice shiny variation is professional and moody. But for a more fun look, sparkles in a monochromatic color are fun too.

I will be using and reusing this color way longer than the trend lasts, and I am very excited to mix up my neutrals and bright red. What a bummer that my nails have gone to shit, but at least my toes are still on point, from a distance at least. FYI I loved my shade of Essie, but I can’t figure out which one it was!

Website Recommendation: BzzAgent.com
If you want to get free stuff, this is the website for you! I have found that I get more out of it than its competitors; Influenster and PINCHme. I haven’t tried CrowdTap because I don’t have a Facebook, so that one is still up in the air. But I’m pretty happy with this option. 
The concept is pretty simple, companies send you free samples of their products, you try them, then you tell BzzAgent and all of the people you know what you thought of it. When you create an account I highly suggest filling out all of their surveys, even though it seems like a lot. This guarantees you be considered for all of the campaigns.
The first campaign you get is bullshit, excuse my language. Its the “Welcome Campaign.” Basically they send you a magnet. I immediately got three more campaigns. One was for some insoles for high heels, which was my least favorite. The next was for razors, which I was grateful for just because they were useful, but they were nothing special. The last was my favorite, it was basically 10 weeks worth of skin care! Paula’s Choice, which I blogged about earlier, is an awesome line which I normally couldn’t afford.
After you enjoy your product, you complete campaign activities. These usually include posting on social media, writing reviews, and telling BzzAgent how you told your friends about the product. There are also fun things like creating a pin board, or submitting photos with your product.The more activities you do, the more likely you are to get more campaigns. You also have another incentive, which is MyPoints. For every activity, you get points, once you have enough points you can redeem them for gift cards. This is through a separate website, so its annoying to set up the account, but they add up quickly making it worth it.
It may seem like a lot of work, but it honestly doesn’t take a lot of time. I have been happy with my experience so far, and I’ve only just started!

Website Recommendation: BzzAgent.com

If you want to get free stuff, this is the website for you! I have found that I get more out of it than its competitors; Influenster and PINCHme. I haven’t tried CrowdTap because I don’t have a Facebook, so that one is still up in the air. But I’m pretty happy with this option.

The concept is pretty simple, companies send you free samples of their products, you try them, then you tell BzzAgent and all of the people you know what you thought of it. When you create an account I highly suggest filling out all of their surveys, even though it seems like a lot. This guarantees you be considered for all of the campaigns.

The first campaign you get is bullshit, excuse my language. Its the “Welcome Campaign.” Basically they send you a magnet. I immediately got three more campaigns. One was for some insoles for high heels, which was my least favorite. The next was for razors, which I was grateful for just because they were useful, but they were nothing special. The last was my favorite, it was basically 10 weeks worth of skin care! Paula’s Choice, which I blogged about earlier, is an awesome line which I normally couldn’t afford.

After you enjoy your product, you complete campaign activities. These usually include posting on social media, writing reviews, and telling BzzAgent how you told your friends about the product. There are also fun things like creating a pin board, or submitting photos with your product.The more activities you do, the more likely you are to get more campaigns. You also have another incentive, which is MyPoints. For every activity, you get points, once you have enough points you can redeem them for gift cards. This is through a separate website, so its annoying to set up the account, but they add up quickly making it worth it.

It may seem like a lot of work, but it honestly doesn’t take a lot of time. I have been happy with my experience so far, and I’ve only just started!

Subscription Box Review - Graze
(Nibblr vs Graze)
This food/snack subscription box is comparable to Nibblr, another subscription box I reviewed, in almost every way. However, Nibblr was launched by General Mills, while Graze exists as its own entity. I have noticed that Graze also seems to have new snacks in its pantry more often.
From what I was able to discern from interviews, Graze was established in the UK, but has since expanded to the United States, and I’m sure glad it has. Their company was founded by seven friends tired of candy and chips being the only snacking options. This is a struggle in our household as well. My fiance often complains about the lack of variety, and since we have tried to be healthier, chips just don’t make the cut that often.
Graze arrives in a similar sized package as Nibblr, both are cute and innovative. But Graze opens kind of like a lap top and has all four snacks arranged in a grid instead of a strip like Nibblr. I have to say I prefer it.
To make it even better, each box contains an information card on your specific snacks. Everyone gets different boxes based on how you rate the snacks online. Some people wait to rate them until after they try them, but I went through and rated them all to increase my chances of getting four I liked. The card includes nutrition information, which is awesome when you are keeping track of that stuff.
There is a ton of variation in snacks. We got flavored and glazed almonds,  chocolate and dates, peanuts and cookie pieces, and one with herby croutons and bread pieces. All of them except the dates received some love. However, if none of those sound up your alley, they have seed mixes, dips, granola bar type things, and tons of other stuff I don’t have room to describe.
Both boxes are $6, but you can get your first box free using my code: CYMBRE27P. If I had to choose I would say that Graze tops Nibblr, and it is a great, and affordable, option if you are looking for unique snacks. Visit them at www.graze.com

Subscription Box Review - Graze

(Nibblr vs Graze)

This food/snack subscription box is comparable to Nibblr, another subscription box I reviewed, in almost every way. However, Nibblr was launched by General Mills, while Graze exists as its own entity. I have noticed that Graze also seems to have new snacks in its pantry more often.

From what I was able to discern from interviews, Graze was established in the UK, but has since expanded to the United States, and I’m sure glad it has. Their company was founded by seven friends tired of candy and chips being the only snacking options. This is a struggle in our household as well. My fiance often complains about the lack of variety, and since we have tried to be healthier, chips just don’t make the cut that often.

Graze arrives in a similar sized package as Nibblr, both are cute and innovative. But Graze opens kind of like a lap top and has all four snacks arranged in a grid instead of a strip like Nibblr. I have to say I prefer it.

To make it even better, each box contains an information card on your specific snacks. Everyone gets different boxes based on how you rate the snacks online. Some people wait to rate them until after they try them, but I went through and rated them all to increase my chances of getting four I liked. The card includes nutrition information, which is awesome when you are keeping track of that stuff.

There is a ton of variation in snacks. We got flavored and glazed almonds,  chocolate and dates, peanuts and cookie pieces, and one with herby croutons and bread pieces. All of them except the dates received some love. However, if none of those sound up your alley, they have seed mixes, dips, granola bar type things, and tons of other stuff I don’t have room to describe.

Both boxes are $6, but you can get your first box free using my code: CYMBRE27P. If I had to choose I would say that Graze tops Nibblr, and it is a great, and affordable, option if you are looking for unique snacks. Visit them at www.graze.com

Tights

So basically all of my creative title making skill have dissipated. I apologize, but you are saved from some far fetched rhymes for now.

Most women have several pairs of tights in the closet, skirts need them in winter weather, and some would argue skirts need them for modesty’s sake. But plain black tights can get boring after awhile, and more and more people are walking around in variations.

Variations can range from crazy colors, a trend from one or two seasons back, crazy patterns, a trend that can look cluttered and young, and my favorite, prints.

Prints aren’t as busy and look great on a black tight backdrop. Basically some of the tight is opaque, and the rest more see through. As you can tell from the majority of my posts, just not the last couple where I seem to have gotten off topic, I love art. These prints are my version of art on tights.

Some prints can look too dated, or even make you look heavier. Think large scale floral patterns. But if you choose the right pair, tights can be classy and even slimming.

Two of the three examples shown above have a linear image the runs down the leg vertically. This is probably the best wait to slim the leg. However, if the image is too distorted or not lined up it looks sloppy and not as linear. This means invest in a pair of tights that comes in different sizes, and when in doubt size up. Tights don’t get too large between sizes. If one pair is for 0-4 and the other is 6-8, and you lie around line in between, go for the 6-8. They won’t be too big and you can get them to look like they are supposed to.

The city scape is just up there because I love it, it doesn’t follow any particular rule other than being black and an image. There has been some debate about whether or not the bottom example is a tattoo. I found mixed results, but even if it is a tattoo, it would make a great pair of tights.