The amount of money spent on beauty products continues to rise. Many women feel that beauty products are a need rather than a want. And, for whatever reason, we often believe that expensive means better. That is false. There are products that I get at my local Walmart or Target that are just as effective as those that I purchase from Dillard’s or Nordstrom.
At this point of the year, it’s a great time to check in with yourself and look forward to where you’re going; most of us can think of a couple of things we’d like to improve upon, whether it’s our family relationships, our health, our careers, or our contributions to our communities. While you are taking time for some self-reflection, you may be interested in these titles.
If your walls could talk, what would they ask you? Would they beg you to finally commit to one of the seven grey paint swatches you have applied and stewed over for months (pssst. . . just go ahead and pick one! Any of them will be great!) Would they tell you to remove that 1980's wallpaper? Would they tell you that your walls shouldn’t resemble your Instagram feed? Would they tell you that there is more to walls than just, paint, wallpaper, photos and art? Walls can certainly be so much more.
As you run from work to home and take care of your family, make sure to take a moment to relax and enjoy what nature has to offer. Spring is in the air, flowers are starting to bloom, and the temperature is warming up. If you are looking for some spring themed entertainment, check out these items to fulfill your desire to enjoy nature.
I remember a fun-filled Saturday as an eight-year-old, alone in my thoughts and my imagination running wild as I played with my beloved Barbie dream home. This dream home included pink plastic Louis the XVI inspired furnishings, and was fully-equipped with an elevator because, of course, Barbie would need an elevator, right? She could never risk breaking one of her three-inch stilettos by climbing stairs! To my eight-year-old self, it was a dream home indeed, one which inspired me to think about my dreams for my own abode.
In a culture that is inundated with messages of I am free to be me, I have to ask – are we truly authentic to ourselves, or do we fall victim to trying to fit into a mold that wasn't meant for us? Brooke Wesley, therapist, author of Hungry to be Whole – and just overall awesome woman – coined a term I love to quote often:
“Why would you want to fill a mold, when you can be the mold?”
Having worked in the beauty industry for years, I always get asked – what is your favorite mascara or lipstick? What skincare would you recommend? I am very blessed to have had the opportunity and option to use all sorts of products from skincare to makeup. It has been to my advantage because it has made me very knowledgeable to so many beauty lines, which helps me to recommend the right product for my clients. I have such a long list I couldn’t possibly fit it all into this blog, so I went with a few items that I get asked about all the time. Throughout this year, I will come back to this topic and introduce you to more of my top favorites.