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The Fabulous You! 





"The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides"  - Audrey Hepburn



The Road Less Traveled

Engaged or Disconnected?


The secret of being a successful, intelligent and a motivated woman is having the courage to try and embrace every moment in life with grace and kindness. There are so many elements to becoming a graceful and respected leader in society, at work or just in daily life.  Compassion, listening, accepting others opinions, being open, being thoughtful and really trying to understand the world at large are only a few of the ingredients in the mix.  The easier path is to shout others down, mud sling, be angry, be critical, always be right and never truly listen.  With the absence of grace, the art of diplomacy and the art of conversation is additionally is effected and exacerbated by the advent of social media, which is fabulous, though can be a poor substitute for true human connection.  Do you feel the breeze???? There is a change in the air with the rise of actual courses in manners and etiquette.   The Plaza Hotel, Manhatten, New York recently started classes to increase societal graces.  



Plaza Hotel - Modern Etiquette Classes


Be refreshed and excited for new mores to come.  Along this path of growth, beauty and intelligence blossoming before our eyes is the knowledge that makeup does enhance and create self confidence. Lately, there has been a push for no makeup and an appeal for an androgynous appearance.   However, women are blessed with the ability to enhance appearance through the art of makeup.   Five thousand years, ago, Queen Cleopatra adorned eyes with eye shadow to protect her eyelids from the bright sunlight. The Queen darkened her eyebrows, lengthened her eyelashes with black kohl, used nail polish and wore lipstick.  The art of makeup, similar to dressing for success demonstrates respect for self, peers, the event and the venue.   Simplicity is makeup application is important and the skin is definitely the canvas.  Entwine the nuances for engaging human connection and add a bit of makeup to brighten the painting called  "The Fabulous You"! 


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The Structure to the Painting - Brows









I.  The Fabulous Frame:  The brows frame the face.  It is recommended to have brows professionally shaped.  Otherwise select a "how to" video or take a pencil and line up outside of nose to inner corner for the start and finish with the pencil from the outer nose to the outside corner of eye.  Add an arch in the center from the outer edge of nose thru the iris.    After trying several different brow liners, Dior still remains at the top of the list.  The formula and universal brown in three shades works for all eye colors. Additionally, the Diorshow Brow Styler does not flake or crumble.  A must for designing the scaffolding of a beautiful and expressive face.




"A beautiful face doesn't mean anything without a beautiful heart" 


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Highlight the Eye









II.  Shadow Pencils for Day to Night:  When in a hurry to get out the door, Bobbie Brown has the perfect solution with Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick. This long lasting all-in-one eye base and eyeshadow is stop the press fantastic.  The long-wear formula lasts for eight hours. Seriously, order a couple and swipe on for an instant lift, blend and then off for a day of activity.  Favorites are pink sparkle, sunlight gold, golden pink and shadow






Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick


"The beauty of a woman must be seen from her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides"  - Audrey Hepburn


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Brighten Instantly




Jennifer Lawrence - Actress




III.  Line the Eye - Cleopatra Style:  A black or brown liner instantly opens the eye and adds sparkle.  Take a eyeliner pencil and add a line at the top of the eye from inner corner to outer corner.   Do the same on the bottom only half way stopping at the iris of the eye.  The best kept secret at making the lashes look full is to tight line the upper eyelid.   This mean swiping the liner against the inside upper eyelid.  Again, the best eyeliner on the market is by Dior Long-Wear Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil




Dior Long-Wear Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil


"The eyes are the window of the soul" 



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The Window Shade



Sophia Loren - Actress


IV.  Mascara - The Master:   Mascara is the final act for the eyes.  Add a touch of black or brown and have the glorious eye color pop off the charts.   There are so many mascaras to choose from that it can be daunting.  Lancome Definicils High Definition Mascara comes to mind this holiday season and beyond.  This best selling mascara for years is exceptional, long-lasting, gentle and opens the eyes for a grand finale. 




The One and Only  



Lancome 'Definicils' High Definition Mascara



"Beauty is how you feel on the inside and it reflects in your eyes" - Sophia Loren



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Adopt the Glow








V.  Blushing Beauty:  A dab of rouge illuminates the cheeks and face.   Finding the sound blush adornment can take a bit of dabbling in pots of hue.  My favorite remains with Dior.  For best results, if not sure of the exact color, visit a department store counter.  My Rose is the "go to" tone for most faces. 


Dior Vibrant Color Powder Blush



"The most beautiful makeup of a woman is passion.  But cosmetics are easier to buy."  - Yves Saint Laurent



The holidays are upon the land.  Embrace the beauty of women and step forth ready for anything to this festive season.  Spread goodwill, positive energy, manners, love, kindness and abstain from the easy path of negative criticism and the absence of real human connection.  Be observant, notice others, listen, understand and expand the mind to new ideas and thoughts.  Thinking the same, acting the same, looking the same and stating the same often signals disinterest and non-reflection.  Instead rejoice in the holiday spirit, accept differences, learn from others all the while blossoming and expanding the beauty of the mind.  Additionally, a dash of makeup will and can freshen and brighten The Fabulous You!  


"Beneath the makeup and behind the smile I am just a girl who wishes for the world."  - Marilyn Monroe


Kim Hardwick - Forever Chic Style










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