Weekend Wishes

What are you getting into this weekend?  I hope whatever it is, you find the joy in it.  This should be a very interesting weekend for me.  Tonight is one of my favorite nights, date night.  I love any excuse for getting dolled up for a night out!  As far as makeup goes, I’ll stick with a gold base and maroon accent for a mild smokey eye, eye liner, mascara and a soft plum lip.  It is all very subtle but I prefer my makeup like that than the shocking style.  Makeup should show off your natural beauty, not a person you aren’t.

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Cobalt Blue with lime green accent on my fingers and toes.  You can see where I made a few mistakes with the polish.  We’re only human, right? Haha

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Floral high-low strapless dress.  I got this from Walmart (yes, Walmart!).

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Cute nude, peep-toe wedges. These are from Target.

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Turquoise like necklace with matching earrings.

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Orange gemstone ring with diamond accents.  It’s mix media but it works together well.

I hope your weekend is just as beautiful!

What Are the Fruits of Your Labor?

This is one of my favorite sayings because it can be applied to just about everything in our lives.  What are you working toward?  What is the result of your action or actions?  If you are still waiting around for a sign, consider this your sign.  I empower you to want to make a difference in not only your life, but for the betterment of everyone.  It’s easy to create goals that stimulate our short term, possibly carry over long term, but how do they impact you over all?

If you are still struggling over something, take a breath and find out the core issue.  Maybe it is time to move on, start over and find success and prosperity in another avenue.  Often the greatest successes come from the greatest failures.

You can do it.

I believe in you!

 

Heat Wave Hair Watch

The past few days have been a reminder that the Summer heat is right around the corner.  This prompted me to stock up on some summer hair supplies for when it is pointless to use a blow dryer and other styling tools.

For my curly haired mavens, Dove makes a great whipped mousse product that is inexpensive.  Suave does as well and is even cheaper.  I usually finish off the style with Dove’s hairspray. I’ve never been a fan of putting all those creams & salvs in your hair.  Avocado and mayo should be kept in your sandwich, not topped on your head.  I also don’t believe a lot of those “all natural” items work well.  Dove really does have a fantastic line of products for just about every hair type.  From coarse and dry, to thin and oily – there is something for you to maintain your coif and it’s not too expensive.  All hair needs proper moisturizer, and proper cleansing.  Don’t neglect it!

Dove Whipped Cream Mousse
Dove Whipped Cream Mousse

 

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Dove Flexible Hold Hairspray

Suave Captivating Curls
Suave Captivating Curls

Remember if you are going swimming in the pool to not add any product to your hair.  If you do have something in your hair, rinse it out before going for a dip.  The chemicals in the pool water will dry your hair out.  Once you are done swimming, rinse your hair out with clean water if you are able until you can wash your hair.

I usually add baby shampoo to my hair washing routine in the summer since I am washing my hair more often.  It cleans well without weighing your hair down and is inexpensive.  You don’t have to buy name brand baby shampoo, the store brand works just as well.  Don’t forget the conditioner either.  Chlorine dries your hair out big time.  If you are an avid swimmer this summer season, deep condition your hair every 2 weeks.  A lot of companies make a product that claims to work “the best.”  Dove makes a great one that works well and isn’t expensive.  You do not have to spend the big bucks for healthy hair.

Keep it simple, moisturized and healthy this summer!