5 Tips for Perfect Eyebrows

Aug 16, 2011 | Posted by | 0 Comments

Eyebrows make or break a person’s face, so you better get ‘em right! Here are some tips on how to create the perfect brow:

How to Get Perfect Eyebrows

Do Not Over Pluck!

Gone are the days of having eyebrows so thin that one hair follows the next. Forget the thin or thick brow trends- always go with your natural brow shape.  Never pluck above (unless you have a wandering stray) and just pluck out the stray hairs underneath, leaving your natural arch.

Do Not Wax

Okay, you can go get your eyebrows waxed by a professional once, but only as a guide to get the perfect shape. Waxing your eyebrows pulls on the sensitive thin skin above your eye.  If you continue to wax, it will eventually result in potentially saggy lids.

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Heels vs. Flats = No difference

Jun 30, 2011 | Posted by | 0 Comments

 

Heels look hot- That’s why girls wear them! But they’re so hard on the feet- which is why I decided to buy a pair of cute flats when I went shoe shopping. Do you k now how I was rewarded for making the right choice? With bloody heels and having to walk 15 of my 20 minute walk barefoot on the sidewalk. This is the 3rd time I’ve opted for flats and this has happened; so even supposed “comfy” shoes ruin your heels!

 

It is hard to wrap my head around the fact that we can put a man on the moon, but someone has not yet created a [cute] shoe that is comfortable from the first moment you first put it on. I know shoes “get” comfy after you break them in, but why do we have to suffer for the first 2 weeks or so!? Until then, I guess we’ll just have to stock up on our favorite adhesive bandages from our pharmacy of choice.

 

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Top 10 Bridal Shower Games

Jun 30, 2011 | Posted by | 0 Comments

Here are some fun games you can play at your next bridal shower!

Top 10 Bridal Shower Games

The Price is Right

Purchase 10 cleaning or household items; for instance, cleaners, polishes, detergents, soaps, etc. Set them out for everyone to see and have them guess the grand total of all items. The closest to the total price wins a prize.

Pass the Balloon

Have the party guests stand in a circle. The guests will pass the balloon around the circle to a song. The host will be in charge of the music and randomly stop it. Whoever is holding the balloon when the music stops has to sit down and can no longer play.  Keep this going until there is one person left; the last person standing wins a prize.

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4 Reasons You Should Use Mineral Makeup

Jun 24, 2011 | Posted by | 0 Comments

Mineral make-up is simply that: Minerals. You won’t find parabens, preservatives, petroleum products or talc in Mineral makeup. This makes mineral makeup great for people with acne or sensitive skin; and because it’s a mineral, it also has a calming effect on your skin.

Mineral Powder Makeup

 Glow

Since those little specs of powder are actually minerals, it makes your skin glow! (think of the shiny sand on the beach). This was the first thing I noticed when my friend bought mineral powder — her skin was just glowing!

 Mineral Powder is Ultra Lightweight

It doesn’t soak into your pores like regular foundation; it acts like shingles on a roof and stays on the outer layer of your skin. This gives it a very lightweight texture that’s not clammy or caked-on like regular foundation. It doesn’t feel like there’s anything on your face at all, and it’s perfect for the summer heat!

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I Hate Being Told…

May 27, 2011 | Posted by | 0 Comments

I went for an evening walk in Point Pleasant Park in Halifax, NS the other day and halfway into the park my friend squealed “AHHH a coyote!”. Not seeing anything with my own eyes, and knowing she has a slight fear of dogs to begin with, I made a point to tease her all weekend about her alleged “coyote sighting”- involving everyone I could, of course!

The following week we returned to the park. Still taunting her about her coyote sighting, I assured her that because it was daylight, the “coyotes” would not be present. At one point in the walk we had to stop for a bathroom break. While she was in the bathroom, I decided to read some signs posted nearby and what did I see:

I hate being told.

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Tae Kown Do – My New Sport!

May 9, 2011 | Posted by | 0 Comments

The day began at 5:30 am with Hip Hop Abs with Shawn T.  Can’t believe it, I am now a Yellow Belt.  Six months ago and no one could have told me that I would be a student of martial arts.  Thus Shawn T at 5:30, must get stronger and in better shape.  Let’s go Shawn T.  Later in the morning, appointment with Chiropractor, tune up for tonight.

Almost time for class, so sore I can harly move, better soak my feet.  All dressed, yellow belt, looking good!

Class time warmup, what’s this, calling out random patterns.  Breathe, listen, you know it.  Oh crap, what am I doing facing her, should be facing the other direction.  Keep going, can only go up from here.

Where’s a camera when you need it.  Next comes the drills, running and dropping into push-ups.  Good, finished that and still breathing.  Now running and dropping into crunches.  One minute I’m blazing down the mat, not sure what happened, then I’m on my face, glasses flying through the air.  Are you okay?  Yes and I jump up pumping back down the floor and then again, flat on my face.  Adrenal pumping, up I jump and until class ends, I’m jumping, kicking and punching.

Finally at home, can’t move, run a bath and hope the hot water allows me to walk upright again.  All in an awesome night of my new found sport, Tae Kown Do.  So much for worrying about making a fool of yourself, haven’t had such a good laugh in a while reliving my show of strength.  All in a night of getting fit and enjoying my new found sport.

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Fashion Trends For Spring/Summer 2010

Apr 8, 2010 | Posted by | 0 Comments

Find Out What’s Hot Now

It’s hard to believe April is here and spring is finally here. With snow still in many parts of the country, many are wishing and praying for warmer weather. Most people have not really considered replacing sweaters and coats with shirts and jackets, but the time is here.

Stacked bracelets are back in fashion for spring. Plain silver bands or bracelets crowded with diamonds and every design in between are adorning arms. It doesn’t matter what your financial status is, wearing multiple bracelets will have you fitting in.

The slouchy pant has made a comeback. It is totally wearable for all kinds of body types. So whether you are short or tall, fat or skinny or anywhere in between, the slouchy pant may be for you. The length can stop just below the knee, at calf length, angle length or reach all the way to the floor. The slouchy pant for Spring 2010 is anything from a khaki or chino with a little more room through the hip, to the flowing wide legged beauties from Isaac Mizrahi, Marc Jacobs, Badgley Mischka, Oscar de la Renta and many more. Be advised to keep the top slim to balance the fullness on the bottom.

Blazers appear to be replacing cardigan sweaters. The blazer can be worn open or over-sized, as well as tailored and fitted. For a twist, the blazer can even be belted. Vests are also in fashion as the trend to layer our clothing continues.

The trend for shredded jeans has not disappeared, just taken a turn for the fancy. Replacing the space between the shreds are layers of lace. All kinds of denim will work. You can choose skinny, slouchy, shredded or tailored. A lighter weight to denim called chambray is also the new look. The chambray dress can be hooded, embroidered, basic or belted. The choices are endless.

Shirts and dresses can have ruffles and lace or sport the nude look. Colors can range from classic black and cream to bright, bold patterns and colors. Long skirts have slits cut to the top of the thigh and the jumpsuit is back for anther try.

If some years back you were a fan of the wide lapels for men along with the wide ties, then you are in luck, the look is back. For women, however, anything goes. She can mix and match colors and styles, stripes with flowers, short pants with blazers, formal with casual and denim with lace.

The canvas tennis shoe is back too. You can belt a dress or not belt a dress. You can add giant bright colored bows to your hair or wear a headband with a bow attached. Short boots, medium high boots or over the knee boots are acceptable. Big bags are in again and can be made of leather or pleather, basic black to bright green. It’s hard to go wrong in fashion this season.

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