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Choosing Your Wedding Look To Suit Your Face Shape

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You know you choose the right wedding dress for your body type, but that is just the beginning for developing your bombshell look on your big day. Accessories, veils, and necklines can also make or break your look, depending on the shape of your face. This guide should help direct you to the most flattering styles for the shape of your face. First, know what shape you’re working with. There are many types of face shapes, but each shape falls into two basic types: curved or angular. Curved face shapes include round. Round faces have a naturally circular appearance.  oval. These faces are similar to round faces, except they appear longer, with a more defined chin. oblong. Similar to an oval, oblong faces will be narrower through the forehead and gently curve wider longer than an oval-shaped face. heart-shaped. Heart shaped faces are often the coveted face shape, with a wider forehead and eye area and a gentle curve to a narrow chin.  Angular face shapes include diamond. Prominent cheekbones and a small chin and forehead result in this face shape. square. Square faces are heavier through the jaw and have wider foreheads. rectangle. A longer version of the square face, often with a narrower nose and more visible cheek structure.  triangle. The triangular face is similar to heart-shape, but with fewer curves– the wide forehead descends to a narrow chin. Once you know your basic face shape, you can start planning the best wedding look for you. Choose the right jewelry. Fortunately, choosing jewelry is easy for face shapes. Earrings work to counteract the shape of your face. So, if you have a long face, like an oval or rectangle, it’s best to choose a shorter earring, like a large stud or hoop, to bring some roundness. Conversely, a round face does better with drop-style earrings, to add length. For heart shaped and triangle faces, earrings that are pear-shaped are best, as they are a complementary shape.  Necklaces, on the other hand, need to cooperate with both the face shape and the neckline of your dress. So, try to choose necklaces that finish what the earrings started. For instance, round faces should only wear necklaces that add length to the look– these will often drop past the neckline of the gown, which may not look as nice on a square-necked dress. Scoop necks, therefore, would be ideal. On the other hand, someone with an oval face does need to worry about length, so a bold statement necklace that draws the eyes up to the face and clavicle area would suit the bride better, provided that the dress can support ornate jewelry.  Finish with a veil. The veil can be the crowning accessory that completes your wedding look. The veil will bring angles if your face is naturally curved, or add softness if you have an angular face shape. A square or rectangular face does well with frothy veils that have scalloped or minimized edges, like those found with lace. A voluminous veil, however, will be detrimental to those who have round faces; something that falls straight and light will be so much more flattering. Veils that fall in front of the face are often not the best choice for those with narrow chins (diamond, heart, or triangle faces),...

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Placing Your Baby For Adoption? 2 Tips For Choosing The Right Family

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When you are faced with the task of choosing an adoptive family for your unborn baby, it might feel like the world is resting on your shoulders. However, if you know what to look for, finding a family where your little one will thrive might not be so difficult. Here are two tips for choosing the right adoptive family, so that you can relax: 1: Ask Your Agency About the Home Study Before potential parents can be considered as adoptive parents, most private agencies require them to undergo a home study. These studies are conducted by the adoption agency, and they typically cost the parents between $500 and $3,000. Although you won’t likely see the full report, as it usually contains loads of private information, you can ask about the study to learn more about the family. Here are a few things you should ask your social worker about that report: Physical Health of the Parents: If you are giving your baby up so that they can enjoy a two-parent household, it might be helpful to find out about the parent’s health. For example, if one of the parents has a terminal illness and might not be around forever, you might want to know about it. Local Schools: You might not be able to find out those adoptive parent’s home address, but you can ask about the quality of the local schools. Once you know where your child would be attending school, you can use that information to evaluate the neighborhood. Criminal Clearances: Ask if either parent has ever been accused or convicted of a crime. Keep in mind that if you have the person’s full name, you might be able to look up this information on your own by using your state’s public information database. For example, in Utah, you can look up past criminal charges, public salaries, and even previous divorce records. Financial Situation: Ask your social worker how financially stable the family is. If possible, ask whether or not both adults work, or if there will be a parent staying home with the baby during the day. By taking the time to do your research, you might be able to fend off a bad situation for your baby and improve their chances of a successful upbringing. 2: Analyze The Profile Unlike the results of the home study, which are essentially used by the adoption agency to screen for unfit parents, most parents create a personal profile for the birth mothers to peruse. These profiles typically contain written statements, pictures, and even video files for moms to evaluate. Here are a few things you should pay attention to as you go over those profiles: Family Photos: Don’t just glance through those family photos. Instead, analyze them carefully to look for details that might signal problems. For example, you could look at the background of the pictures to evaluate the overall condition and cleanliness of the house. Religious Beliefs: Pay attention to adoptive parent’s statements about their religious beliefs. If you aren’t familiar with the religion that potential adoptive parents practice, ask your social worker to explain the traditions, social environment, and overall belief system. Home Videos: If you have access to home videos, pay attention to how the family members talk to each other. Are they kind?...

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