Monday, January 2, 2012

Great Benefits of Skin Toner

If you are ever suffering from dull, dry, or loose skin,  you may want to add a  moisturizing toner to your skin care regimen. One of the great things about toners is that they will help improve your skin by cleansing and tightening the pores. The end result will be a brighter, smoother complexion, and more even skin tone.

A great toner should not dry out your skin and definitely not cause burning or irritation. Use toners for sensitive skin for the most gentle treatment. You may have to try a few before you find the one that works best for your skin type.

It is a great idea to apply a gentle moisturizing toner instead of, or after, cleansing the skin to prevent excessive dryness.


Using everyday ingredients you can create your own natural but effective toners at home.

Honey is long known as antibiotic and antibacterial which make it great for cleansing the skin. Apply a thin layer to your skin for 15 or 20 minutes then rinse with cool water.  Honey is also a humectant that traps moisture so the end result is awesome, especially with long term use.

Rose Water + Glycerin is also a powerful moisturizing combination. Mix 1 part rose water to 2 parts Glycerin apply with a cotton ball after washing your face and/or before going to bed. Your skin will definitely look refreshed in the morning.

Final points on skin toners:

  • select a gentle but effective formula
  • cleanses the skin and pores of dead skin cells, impurities, and dirt
  • will improve your overall complexion
  • will tighten your pores 
  • will tighten your overall skin
  • try making your own natural toner

Friday, October 29, 2010

Update on the Fall and Winter Outerwear Sale!

We are planning to extend the Fall and Winter Outerwear Sale for a few more weeks! Stay tuned for more details soon!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

New Item Alert: Luxury Fur Leggings

We know some people aren’t into it, but the reality is that fur is going to be everywhere this fall and winter.

Be a snow bunny on the ski hill or simply stay warm in our Genuine Rabbit Fur leg warmers.

Transform last year's winter boots from old news into one look is the hottest right now.

So many ladies are wearing fur covers or luxurious leg warmers like our to make their non-fur boots – or even their sandals or random high heels – look like fur boots.

When only the very best will do, discover the warmth and comfort of wearing quality genuine fur leg warmers from Milana Fashion Gallery.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Fall and Winter Outerwear Sale Now through October 31

Save 10-35% now with Milana Fashion Gallery's Fall and Winter outerwear sale! Fabulous fashion finds include trench coats, capes and ponchos, leather jackets, wool coats, and genuine fur items. Revamp your wardrobe today starting at $99! Sizes XSmall - 6X Large!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Who is the Most Fashionable Dictator?

While checking out Foreign Policy magazine online, (yes I am a well-rounded reader!), I was surprised to come across this article The Devil Wears Taupe. An amazing tongue in cheek article about personal style of the world's dictators. Although it is partially to poke fun, it seems like a great illustration of how one's personal style can come across to others.

Most of the guys are pretty consistent in their look. Outside of the miltary fashions, I don't know if any of these looks really scream, "I am a dictator". Well, except for Mugabe's modern Hitleresque mustache; it may not be trend setting but it is innovative.

My top pick for the strongest style personality is Omar Qadaffi with Kim Jong Il as a strong second. I don't think anyone can fully duplicate the looks of either of these guys. They own their swag!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Top Tips on Caring for Your Lovelies

Finding the perfect bra or the lingerie that you absolutely love can be a fun but sometimes daunting challenge. Once you do find that sacred item, the worst crime you can commit is treating it with anything less than the distinction it deserves by putting it in the washing machine with your common garments.

TIP #1: Handwashing
Your goal with caring for intimate items is to keep them in a beautiful state as long as possible. One of the keys to keeping your pretties pretty is right at your fingertips. Soak your delicates, and especially your bras, in a bath of cold water with a gentle detergent or soap. Then hand wash them by rubbing them gently with your fingertips.

TIP #2: Read Care Instructions
This seems like common sense but how many of us actually do it? Always read the care instructions for your lingerie and intimates. No matter what, some items are simply not made to be placed in the washer. This is especially true for silks, lace, and hosiery items which are extra delicate and may snag easily.

TIP #3: Lingerie Bag
If you are a Lazy Lucy and you must use the washer, invest in an inexpensive lingerie bag or even use a pillow case to put your lovelies in. Don't forget to clasp all hooks and eyes to prevent tangling and snagging. The lingerie bag also helps prevent stretching and twisting of your bra and underwires. Wash them on the delicate cycle with a gentle detergent.

TIP #4: Never Use the Dryer
No matter what, don't put your bras and other intimates in the dryer! Dryers can heat up to 200 degree Fahrenheit which is hot enough to break down silk, lycra, spandex and elastic in your lingerie. Instead air dry them on a rack, clothesline or even a hanger. This helps avoid deterioration and prolongs the life of your items.

TIP #5: No Wringing

Hand wringing, can cause wrinkles and creases which may be difficult to get out. Wringing also stretches fabrics and twists clasps and underwires. It is better to gently press the garment between two clean, dry towels to remove the excess water and then place the garment for air drying.

Intimate wear caresses your skin with femininity and elegance during your every moment. Intimates bring confident elegance to your day by pampering and supporting you in your most delicate and sensual places. Apply a delicate hand when caring for the items which are so intimately intertwined with your femininity.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Color Palette for Fall 2010

In case you weren’t aware the PANTONE Fashion Color Report for Fall 2010 reveals the beautiful palette of Fall colors for this year. You may be surprised to find a bright variation of hues which may not be the traditional autumn blend.


This year’s star is Lagoon – a tropical turquoise splash. Designers see this as a popular hue and suggest pairing it with any shade of red.


Lipstick Red, a deeper, more dramatic sensual red, makes its imprint on fall, particularly in cosmetics.


My personal favorite is Exotic Purple Orchid. It is described as a purple leaning to fuchsia, is an unexpected choice for fall, imbuing a bit of magic and vibrancy to the season.


It is perfectly paired with Elegant Chocolate Truffle, a rich brown with piquant plum undertones.


Woodbine takes last season's neutral greens to a whole new level, and when mixed with Purple Orchid and Chocolate Truffle, results in a stunning combination.


Golden Glow, an earthy, deepened shade of yellow, creates a retro look with Purple Orchid or Woodbine.


A softer, more inviting orange with a hint of pink undertone, Living Coral is the perfect complement to Lagoon.


Crisp Endive, a revitalizing yellow-green, adds freshness to this season's top ten, and will enliven any wardrobe.


Oyster Gray, a classic neutral that grounds the palette, is a lighter take on the traditional fall gray.


Rose Dust, a flattering beige, offers an ethereal, romantic, wispy option to span the seasons.

Excerpts from: PANTONE Fashion Color Report Fall 2010