Archive for April, 2017

A skin-care brand is under fire for an ad promoting the phrase ‘white is purity’

Nivea is under fire for an ad featuring the phrase “white is purity” across an image of a woman wearing a white robe.

The ad, which promoted the German skin-care company’s Black & White Invisible Deodorant, was posted to Nivea’s Facebook page with the caption ” Keep it clean, keep bright. Don’t let anything ruin it, Invisible.”

Nivea was forced to delete the ad following an uproar from critics on social media accusing the company of racism Sunscreens, The New York Times reports.

The company apologized for the ad in a post on Facebook Clothing, saying, it was “not meant to be racially insensitive.”

“We sincerely apologize,” the company said. “Diversity, tolerance and equal opportunity are fundamental values of Nivea.”

This is the second time Nivea has been accused of featuring racist ads.

In 2011 Lingerie & Underwear, the company released an ad showing a nicely dressed black man holding the head of a man with an Afro Knickers. Nivea was forced to remove that ad at the time following a similar uproar, but images of it were resurrected on social media this week following the “white is purity” backlash Exercise & Fitness.

Limones dishes Mexican fare in fun setting

All of the dishes we tried were filling and generously portioned. Combined with complimentary chips and salsa starting every meal, a frugal diner can find a lot of value on the menu. A weekday lunch buffet only adds to the affordability.

And, of course, adults can find a bevy of flavored margaritas, both traditional and frozen, and Mexican beers on tap. Besides the mid-size dining room, guests can cozy up to the inviting bar or, when the weather allows, head outdoors to the patio.

One note of warning: The bathrooms were small and cramped for a full-service restaurant.

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Limones Mexican Restaurant locator.

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Limones is the Spanish word for “limes,” but as our patient and friendly server explained, the restaurant takes its name from the Limones family who founded it.

The restaurant is the owner’s first in our area.

Judging by the fun atmosphere, good value, and the laughter from the packed dining room on one of our Friday evening visits, the restaurant will find itself right at home in Toledo.

How to Match Your Shoes to Your Outfit and Not Look Like a Grandma

Much has been made of Melania Trump’s robin’s-egg blue Ralph Lauren inauguration outfit—the color, the references to Jackie Kennedy Work Wear & Uniforms, those long gloves. What really set the outfit apart though Hunting & Fishing, was how matchy-matchy it was. Everything she had on appeared to be the exact same shade.

With less fanfare, the 48-year-old also matched her custom cream inaugural gown to a pair of pointy-toe cream pumps, cementing this as her go-to styling trick.

It’s the kind of outfit choice that, in recent years, has come to be seen as old-fashioned Outdoor Clothing. Also, it should be said, who can afford to buy shoes to match everything in their closet?

Still, the look, which was popularized in the 1960s by the debutante set (Jackie Kennedy included), seems to be having a moment in fashion, even among women who definitely don’t want to take style cues from their grandmothers.

Simply put, wearing a dress with matching shoes has its perks. First, it elongates the legs, and second, it also gives a sort of unexpected polish to pretty much anything you’re wearing.

On the runway, designers including Karl Lagerfeld at Chanel and the Dolce & Gabbana team have been showing clothes with matching shoes in everything from herringbone to intricate beaded patterns Novelty, while coordinating heels and gowns has become a bona fide red-carpet trend among celebrities lately Shorts & Trousers.

Street style, though, is really where to look for inspiration on how to pull this off like a true fashion girl.

Here, a few tips and tricks for nailing matching your shoes to your outfit, while still looking very, very modern.

Flora’s Peanut Butter Eggs!

40 ounce jar of creamy peanut butter

2 pound bag of powdered sugar

2 sticks of butter…

5-6 bags of milk chocolate melting wafers

Directions:

In a large bowl Nightwear, melt butter then combine peanut butter and powdered sugar.

When all ingredients are mixed together well, form the dough into egg shapes and place on a pan or plate Suits & Blazers. Chill in the refrigerator or freezer until hard Tops & Tees.

Melt chocolate wafers and when eggs are chilled dip them in the chocolate Maternity.

You may serve on a plate or serve in cupcake liners.

The prep work portion of the recipe can be seen in the video above. Below, Flora shows us how to dip them in chocolate– and our taste-tester, Dean, will let us know how they turned out Skiing.

14 Easter Dresses You Can Also Wear to Work

We’ll use any excuse to scoop up a new dress or two Thermal Underwear, and while spring itself provides the perfect opportunity to start scouring the racks for pieces that are warm-weather-ready, there’s Easter to consider too. An LBD just comes off as blah and boring in the midst of egg hunts, bouquets of bright tulips and floral prints. A more seasonally appropriate style is so in order Accessories, but not any old spring pastel dress dress will do. If you’re a firm believer in making the most of your wardrobe, then a frock that can balance both work and play is a must. These 12 swoon-worthy dresses offer up the work-life balance you’re after Shoes, while setting up your spring style for success Shorts & Trousers. The best part? Now you don’t have to worry about what to wear to the spring weddings cluttering up your calendar.

1. Show Me Your Mu Mu Tallulah Glamour Shot Dress ($100): A sequined smock for the books! Comfy and cute with a low-dipping back and short sleeves, this dress is the ideal dressy meets casual holiday hybrid.

2. Lulus Herbaceous Babe Navy Floral Print Shift Dress ($43): Arrive in spring style to brunch in this flower print get-up that will also get you through the workday. Lightweight material and long sleeves are the perf seasonal combo — just add a pair of cute mules and magenta lipstick for an extra pop of color.

3. Maeve Off-The-Shoulder Dress ($148): An A-Line cut and side pockets make this frock both festive and versatile. Pair with fringe earrings and anything from pumps to chucks for a winning look even the Easter Bunny will envy Boxing.

4. Forever 21 Contemporary Palm Leaf Dress ($25): Bring a tropical twist wherever you go when you slip into this woven palm leaf maxi dress. Easter-friendly and blazer-ready, what more could you really ask for?

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