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Red - The Hue of Love

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All the World Needs is Love -  Lets start with Red Lips and a Smile!





Now more than ever we need love in our world instead of hate.  Hate is prevalent and it seems to be growing creating sorting and isolation.  We need to watch our words, think about what how we communicate verbally and written and always strive to be a figure of  grace, wit and kindness.  Strident words in communication of any sort can only lead to misery to the person creating the dissertation.  Recognize tragedy but lead with a firm hand of resolution and strength.  Which leads me to my favorite color red that signifies - love.   We are lost as people and as a nation without love, kindness, thoughtfulness and understanding .  Thus, my adventure with the color red has always been front and center in my life.

I have worn red lipstick with red nails forever.  It is a signature look for me that I adore even though my mother constantly told me not to wear red lipstick. Of course, I didn't listen.   In 2018, I started…

Kindness - The Kindness Movement

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The World is Beautiful. Kindness is Learned.





Are you kind? Do you live your life helping and believing in others? Or do you get caught up in chaos and in events that you have no control? Does this lead to frustration and anger? Do you realize that you have no control and are wasting your energy and your life?   Do you cut off friends and family because they do not live the way you do or have the same beliefs? Are you letting evil win?
I recently saw A Star is Born (2018)starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga.  It was a mesmerizing film and a must see.  Also, Oscar bound for Best Movie, Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Director.  Thus, I was thinking about a video that Lady Gaga put out with the Dalai Lama on "kindness".   When Bradley Cooper met Lady Gaga for the first time he was struck by her kindness.  "She is kind", he stated.   I think this is a wonderful way to be described - kind.   Wouldn't it be wonderful if all of us could be described the same way?

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Lion's, Tiger's and Leopard's - Oh My!

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Hear Me Roar! 
Red Lips, Black, White, Grey and Silent Secret Weapon - Animal Print!



Your apparel, your appearance and your character does matter.  Your personal style is a powerful tool of communication.  People will make an impression of you within 30 seconds of meeting you.  So why not put your best foot forward and make an effort to appear presentable?  Now more than ever how you dress, what you wear, how you present yourself is so important.  You can think it doesn't but it does.  Duchess Megan of Sussex has transformed herself from being an actress into presenting herself as formidable, regal woman befitting her new role.   Meghan, like Duchess Kate of Cambridge, knows that standing tall, sporting a smile with simple and elegant apparel sends a lasting message of  "I respect myself and I respect the event and the people attending."  You will never find these two women wearing jeans with holes, sloppy coats or no makeup to an event or to a formal soiree.  They have…

Bracelet's - The Circle of Life

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Add Fairy Dust, Hope & Love

Fall is a Glorious Time
With the changing of the seasons, fall apparel and jewelry take center stage.  The time has come once again to store summer shorts, tee shirts and bring out sweaters, boots and so much more.  However, jewelry always remains in style and constant. Recently while out and about I stumbled upon several gorgeous bracelets. Bracelets either alone or stacked add fairy dust and happiness to any outfit.  I started thinking about the shape of a bracelet and perhaps how it could be symbol for hope and love.  The circle shape of a simple bracelet in gold, silver or any hue reminds me of the circle of life.  And, the circle of life is love.  Today, when the world is topsy turvy, emotions are high, selfishness is paramount sprinkled with greed, lust and envy it is pertinent to wear something that reflects the meaning of life.  A circle embodies the journey that all of us are blessed and lucky to partake.  Instead of filling the soul with hate…

Cardigan Sweater for Fall

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Crisp Air, Change of Weather - Fall is Coming The CardiganLinks Included!


There is a crisp breeze in the air as fall peers around the corner.  The leaves are beginning to change and dusk is coming earlier.  I hope everyone had a wonderful summer filled with laughter, beauty, friends and family.   For me, my summer was filled with three weddings that were all special and unique.  We went on many walks, dealt with smoke from fires, loss of my favorite cat, Anna and saw friends and family.  It was overall a wonderful summer.  I have been a bit lax on writing my blog but have found an exceptional cardigan sweater for the upcoming months.  Imagine a comfortable cardigan sweater wrapped around you while watching football, doing errands, going out or draping yourself in warmth at your office or work space.  Combine with denim, boots, camisole or my favorite Majestic tees and jewelry.  I ordered the dusty pink and am going to order a few more. Finish off the look with your favorite lipstick.…

Charlotte Tilbury Lips - Must Have Orange

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Orange Is Happiness



Recently while I was walking through my favorite department store,  I had the desire to snap up a creamy orange hue for my lips.  Orange is such a joyous color that can add sparkle to any face. I did have a momentary flashback of wearing all orange in high school while working at the Safeway bakery.  I vowed that when I was older I would never again wear orange. Yet, today I can  often be found head to toe in tints of orange tennis gear, tops, blouses and woven into prints.  I just love the energy and the spirit of color orange even if it reminds me of the days maple bars, donuts, cookies, cakes and candy.  Thus, I headed straight for Charlotte Tilbury's selection of retro lip tones that are mesmerizing.  Have you seen Charlotte Tilbury's packaging?  It is all very Jackie 'O!  And, yes the perfect "Hot Lips" shade was on display.  Tell Laura is guarantee to pop and add a smile to your face.  I was directed to line with a red pencil liner.  Is…

Makeup!! Nordstrom Sale - Last Day

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Last Stand!  Nordstrom Sale Ends Tomorrow - August 5th



Yesterday I found out about an awesome mascara and makeup set on sale at the Nordstrom Anniversary sale with a bonus.   It is a must to buy!!!! 

Eyes Have It!





The Lancome Beauty Exclusive is a must purchase. I found out about this yesterday on a random excursion to Molback's in Woodinville, Washington.  Somehow we started talking about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.  I was told about the Lancome beauty exclusive.  Lancome is offering a five-piece collection featuring the best selling lash essential plus three full-size products. You will receive four different mascara's and the best eye makeup remover on the market.  Additionally, because you are spending $59 ($95) value you will also get a bonus package with more surprises.  This is the deal of the century.  What are you waiting for need I ask?   





Lash Growth



There are many lash enhancers. This is my personal favorite.  Revitalash contains the following:
A formula that de…

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale - 3rd Round

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Beauty and Baubles

Links to Products Included!



Here are a few of my favorite makeup sources and accessories.  Some of them I bought last year and plan on purchasing again this year.  For me, many of the items are staples in my wardrobe and in my beauty regime.  One of them is perfect for my house. Additionally, this is the perfect time to pick up all the basics you need for fall and winter.  Enjoy. 

National Lipstick Day - July 29, 2018"I believe all women are beautiful without makeup - but with the right makeup can be pretty powerful" Bobbi Brown
Looking for the perfect pink lip?  Charlotte Tilbury's set is essential.  I purchased mine last year and just bought the new hues for pretty in pink pout.  Love it!





Hot Pink Lips -  For a brighter pink lip.  Love Yves Saint Laurent's lip stain. The best. Great trio!




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Facial Moisture & Heat Cooler




Do you find yourself overheating now and then from running around?  Do you play sports? This handy Evian Spray bottle cool…