Sunday, February 07, 2016

Ines' tips for softer hands

I have heard from at least 2 generations of women before me (my grandmother and my mother) that your hands will always tell your true age. Regardless of the money spent on rejuvenation products and makeup tricks, there are several important rules to follow in order to take care of your hands.

Wearing gloves is perhaps one of the most important ways to keep your hands soft and looking their best.

As soon as summer ends and autumn rolls in, I will place a pair of silk-lined long leather gloves in my handbag for easy use. It may seem a tad premature, but cool or cold air can induce dryness in your skin, making your hands appear rough and cracked. Gloves simply become mandatory during the winter! Fortunately, Ines Gloves has so many beautiful leather gloves to choose from, making glove wearing fun instead of feeling like an obligation.

Fashion aside, rubber gloves are imperative when housecleaning. Most cleaning products are damaging to the skin, even causing serious burns. They may not look the greatest, but their use will ensure that your hands remain soft for a lifetime.

Visit the Ines Gloves' gloveshop to browse her entire collection of hand-friendly, lovely leather gloves to keep you and your hands smiling!

Smooth skin can also come from excellent and frequent hydration. Current literature recommends drinking a minimum of 8 glasses of water daily... admittedly, I can't seem to find the desire to drink even one! However, flavoured or carbonated water is a good alternative. Does my morning coffee count???

Another option is to have a beverage close by throughout the day, just to encourage you to sip a bit more. Grab that to-go mug of coffee with your newest pair of short glace leather gloves and off you go to achieve hydration and softer skin!

Outer hydration is just as important (if not moreso) than inner hydration when it comes to keeping your hands soft.

Though we all tend to carry moisturiser with us each day and use it generously, it is important to limit the numerous of times you apply. Your hands, like you, need a break every once in a while. They become accustomed to the heavy quantities of moisturiser that you are providing them. As a result, your hands will eventually stop protecting themselves.

Twice daily is the magic rule when it comes to moisturisers - once in the morning and then again in the evening before heading to bed. As much as I would love to moisturise and then wear my favorite classic glace leather gloves while sleeping, wearing cotton gloves may be slightly more practical.

Hot water is not good for your skin, as it has an overall drying effect, as it does on your favorite Ines Gloves. Just like leather gloves, hot water makes your dry skin crave additional moisture.

When you wash your hands, use warm water with soft, moisturising soap. And when you notice that your cashmere-lined glace gloves are not as soft and supple as they used to be, a leather conditioner can be applied to soften the hide.

When simple moisturising doesn't do the trick, cotton gloves can be used as a means of locking in moisture overnight, while you're sound asleep.

You will awaken with the softest, smoothest hands ever! Silky smooth, healthy, and luxurious...

... much like Ines' classic glace leather gloves for everyday! These gloves keep your hands looking beautiful during the day, while your cotton gloves take over at night.

True beauty, all day long!

The importance of sunscreen in protecting our skin from ultraviolet light is well-known. However, I would be willing to bet that the majority of us do not apply it directly on to our hands (or we at least do it by happenstance).

As you undoubtedly know, sun has a very drying effect on the skin, which works against having soft hands!

If you would rather avoid the greasy, oily sensation of sunscreen on your hands, your alternative is easy!! Try a pair of half scoop gloves in a bright, sunny colour!

Ines' ways to warm up with leather!

Winter is a season that is not typically associated with much color... grays, whites, possibly silver. However, you can easily brighten up this otherwise dreary time with a unique pair of colored Ines Gloves. We have gloves to suit every taste, and a wide variety of happy glovey colors to choose from.

While colors make your ensemble stand out, luxurious textured materials, such as snake half scoop leather gloves, provide a little more elegance to a basic glove style.

Experiment with color, enjoy your unique gloves, and indulge in the elegance that is Ines.

 

For those of us who like to make a statement and add a little touch of something extra to our basic black gloves, why not look to Ines Gloves for that touch of elegance?

Fingerless half scoop gloves bring an added flair to an everyday black leather glove. With such a unique, exclusive design, these gloves are extremely versatile, transferring easily from day to night. Add a touch of bling with a large ring or funky bracelet...

Former Spice Girl-turned fashion designer Victoria Beckham turns to short leather gloves with a pearl for a touch of feminine elegance. These gloves are perfect for casual or formal wear, and the delicate pearl button at the wrist keeps these gloves trendy and looking wonderful for decades to come.

 

Well, in the midst of our winter wardrobe preparation, we must never forget the special men in our lives! Ines surely hasn't...

Treat the special leather lover in your life to a gorgeous pair of alpaca-lined peccary leather gloves! These gloves are lined with the most luxurious alpaca wool, which is known to be one of the warmest materials for insulation from the cold.

Or, go for a simpler, handsome look with a pair of glace gloves for men in a bold, black colour.

No matter which direction you choose for your man's style, there is an Ines Glove for each and every occasion!

 

Feminine additions to glove styles, such as bows, add an elegant, vintage quality to your glove, and are a very graceful way to reminisce about the glamour of 50s fashion with an embellished, flirty bow at the wrist.

Happy knot leather gloves are available in a wide variety of vibrant colors to suit every style need. For that ultra-feminine, elegant look, choose a softer colour or inject boldness with a bright colour to keep your unique gloves looking sophisticated.

No matter your style, Ines Gloves has a wide variety of colours, styles, and designs to keep your spirits up and your heart happy. Enjoy!

 

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

How to achieve haute couture fit

Leather glove size is of paramount importance to the elegant look of Ines Gloves. To find your correct size, two measurements are required. For this, you must use your dominant hand. If you notice that you have a choice of sizes and you prefer a more fitted glove, choose the smaller of the 2 sizes. Short glace gloves for everyday have the ability to take the shape of your hand and arm, simply because they are unlined.

1. Measure (in centimetres) around the widest part of your hand with a measuring tape.

 

2. Measure (in centimetres) the length of your middle finger, from the base of the finger to its tip. For fingerless gloves, this measurement is not required.

 

For long leather gloves, measure the widest part of your upper arm.

Enjoy the perfect, haute couture fit of your new gloves! These gloves are truly made to fit your unique self. 

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Ines' winter preview: tie it in a bow


Feminine additions to glove styles, such as bows, add an elegant, vintage quality to your glove, and are a very graceful way to reminisce about the glamour of 50s fashion with an embellished, flirty bow at the wrist.


Happy knot leather gloves are available in a wide variety of vibrant colors to suit every style need. For that ultra-feminine, elegant look, choose a softer colour or inject boldness with a bright colour to keep your unique gloves looking sophisticated.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Ines' winter preview: leather for men!

Well, in the midst of our winter wardrobe preparation, we must never forget the special men in our lives! Ines surely hasn't...


Treat the special leather lover in your life to a gorgeous pair of alpaca-lined peccary leather gloves! These gloves are lined with the most luxurious alpaca wool, which is known to be one of the warmest materials for insulation from the cold.


Or, go for a simpler, handsome look with a pair of glace gloves for men in a bold, black colour.

No matter which direction you choose for your man's style, there is an Ines Glove for each and every occasion!

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Ines Gloves' glove of the week

Want to treat your man of leather to a special gift? Look no further than a pair of black deerskin leather driving gloves!


There are many types of driving gloves, but these unique gloves will make you stand out in a crowd, and is a style to suit all personalities. Luxurious quality, fabulous style, and brilliant versatility, you can wear these gloves with a suit and tie or with jeans and a sweater... a look to meet all style needs.


These gloves may be unlined, but the sumptuous, high quality leather will provide some insulation for your hands.

Treat your special someone to a beautiful pair of black deerskin leather driving gloves!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Ines' winter preview: delicate elegance

For those of us who like to make a statement and add a little touch of something extra to our basic black gloves, why not look to Ines Gloves for that touch of elegance?


Fingerless half scoop gloves bring an added flair to an everyday black leather glove. With such a unique, exclusive design, these gloves are extremely versatile, transferring easily from day to night. Add a touch of bling with a large ring or funky bracelet...


Former Spice Girl-turned fashion designer Victoria Beckham turns to short leather gloves with a pearl for a touch of feminine elegance. These gloves are perfect for casual or formal wear, and the delicate pearl button at the wrist keeps these gloves trendy and looking wonderful for decades to come.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving from Ines Gloves!!!


Happy Thanksgiving to our Friends of Elegance all over the world!

Thanksgiving is a special time to be grateful for all that we have... family, friends, and our Ines Gloves. Enjoy the holiday!