SUMMER IS FINALLY HERE!!!

After a long, brutal winter, one of my favorite fashion seasons has arrived. YEAH!!  Here in my hometown of Tampa, Florida, the summer brings sweltering heat, 20 minute thunderstorms and bold, bright summer trends.  Today was a gorgeous day filled with marshmallow shaped clouds floating across our cerulean blue skies, yet the heat index reached 101 F! Wow! Most would definitely say, “There is NO WAY one could be fashionable without being frustrated in such heat”. Well I am here to tell and show you that it is possible.

Check out the new summer arrivals now available at my retail location.  Our model is wearing a light weight canary yellow sleeveless hi lo shirt with a crotchet inset, styled with our canary yellow tote bag and houndstooth printed heels.  If you’re not in the Tampa Bay Area you can still be elegantly stylish with more of our exclusive items by purchasing from my online store at www.skyunikues.com.   Be sure to follow me for more summer styles to come!!

HAPPY SHOPPING!

SUMMER STYLE

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Make Your Pastel POP!

We are in the season of the pastel trend. Some of you may ask, “How do I make my pastels trendy and not typical”. Although pastels are beautiful and bright, the looks can be standard.  Fortunately, there are many way you can add a modern twist or your own style.

Check out these uniquely designed mint green and teal colored blouses along with a matching handbag and spring scarf. All items are available online at http://www.skyunikues.com.

Lightweight Mint Green Blouse w/ Faux Leather Cut Outs

Light Colored Mint Green Blouse w/ Faux Leather Cut Outs. Click here

Teal Blouse w/ a Tacked Neckline

Teal Blouse w/ a Tacked Neckline. Click here

Teal Satchel Bag

Teal Satchel Bag. Click here

Mint Green Spring Scarf - Lightweight.

Mint Green Spring Scarf – Lightweight. Click here

Mint Green Spring Scarf - lightweight.

Mint Green Spring Scarf – lightweight. Click here

BIOTIN OVERDOSE?

As the world consumes itself with beauty, women are raiding the beauty aisles for that hidden “miracle pill” in a bottle. We all want to maintain our youthful looks (tight skin, full cheeks and a head full of hair) for as long as possible. But, what do we really know about these numerous beauty products that barrage our magazines and television commercials.  The new hot fad on the market is Biotin.  Most of us already know that Biotin is advertised as a pill that will obtain AND maintain healthy skin, hair and nails.  But what is it REALLY for?

As a nurse, yes I am a licensed nurse as well; Biotin is a REALLY a vitamin that helps with the body’s metabolism and processes energy. It can be found in almost all foods that we each which means that we are probably already getting the General Recommended Daily Value of 2.5 mg (milligrams) which is equal to 2500 mcg (micrograms). So, to hear that there is Biotin supplemental vitamin is concerning. With that being said, my curiosity began to take over and I decided to go to my local grocery store just to see how much Biotin are in these pills. Shockingly, I saw nearly 5000mcg per serving which is TWICE the recommended amount. This doesn’t even include the fact that you may also be taking an additional multivitamin tablet that also has Biotin.  In other words, if you are suffering from a headache and a bottle of pain reliever instructs one to take 2 pills every 6 hours, you are taking 4 pills every 6 hours!!  So, the question is: Can you overdose on Biotin? My reply as a medical professional is, YES! You can overdose on ANY vitamin and too much of anything is a bad thing.

Huffington Post has reported that although chances of a Biotin overdose is low, it more likely possible due to the increase of women taking a biotin supplement and serious side effects have been reported as a result.  Symptoms include slower release of insulin, skin rashes, lower vitamin c and b6,  a higher blood sugar and one reported case of Eosinophilic Pleural Effusion which is a life threatening condition that occurs when blood and air enter the cavity around the lungs.Biotin

In conclusion, ladies, please do your own research on what works for your personal health versus what others are taking and what you see on television.

Stay Confident!!

 

Sky Unikue’s Fashion Therapy

http://www.skyunikues.com