Are You Making These Makeup Mistakes?

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  Makeup is supposed to be the finishing touch that gives us confidence. But here’s what many women don’t realize: The way you apply your make up could be adding years to your appearance.   Here are the top five makeup mistakes that can make you look older… and what you can do to roll back the clock. Makeup Mistake #1: Heavy foundation   Foundation is a great way to smooth out your skin tone and give you a flawless, airbrushed look… if you don’t overdo … [Read more...]

Floral prints

Floral Print

Spring is here! And that means floral prints will be in full bloom. At Loft, be sure to check out the Poppy Print Henley Blouse. This top is easy to wear and will brighten up your wardrobe at only $59.50. (For a limited time, take an additional 40% off by joining the Loft Friends & Family email list.) The Floral Jacquard Skirt from White House | Black Market is a more classic way to wear the floral trend. This high-waisted skirt is flattering on both your figure and your pocketbook … [Read more...]

Apple Immune Booster

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  It seems like everyone around me has a cough. Perhaps it's spring and the pollen is causing all the respiratory issues? I found an immune boosting drink that taste really good, is super easy to make and seems to be keeping me feeling great despite the coughs and sneezes all around me. Mix in a shaker: 1/2 cup bottled water 1/4 cup organic apple juice 1 Tablespoon organic apple cider vinegar 1/4 teaspoon organic ground cinnamon pinch of sea salt dash of cayenne … [Read more...]

Marriage and Money

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I remember it like yesterday. Sitting at home, taking care of our not-yet-two-year-old, when my now ex announced that we were facing foreclosure. The words did not compute initially, because I did not know how that was possible when he made six figures in the prior year. After all, I had the tax return and bill saying that we owed $20,000 for unpaid income taxes. Perhaps, that should have been my clue that something was bad in the water in Texas. Nevertheless, I was dealing with my own issues. I … [Read more...]

Skin Care for the ages

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  Taking care of your skin early on in life is critical to maintain a youthful looking skin throughout your life. We always assume that when we are young, we don’t need much, but starting early is key, because skin damage occurs at an early age. If you start taking care of your skin early on, the benefits will be long lasting and you will keep looking youthful for a long time. There are several factors that contribute to an aging skin. One of the most important is photoaging, which is … [Read more...]

Top Ten March 2014

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There is an obvious theme this month! Gentlemen, I'm sorry if you feel a bit left out. But, you may want to plan ahead for Mother's Day! HINT HINT   Deb DeLoreto Martin - My workout buddy, Mary Kay enthusiast, and all around sweetheart. If you don't know her, you should!         TimeWise Repair Volu-Firm Lifting Serum is great for adding volume and lift! You can talk to Deb about how to get your … [Read more...]

Peter Pilotto for Target

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  The Peter Pilotto Collection for Target launched today! Stay tuned to get the inside scoop on this affordable line. Peter Pilotto is known for his bold prints and his collection for Target did not disappoint. The “mock skort” was by far my favorite piece in the collection. It hit at my natural waistline (which is very high) and flattered my bum. The fabric felt soft to the touch and because it contains basic black, I know I could pair this skirt with other pieces in my … [Read more...]

To friend, or not to friend?

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It's brutal being single these days. It used to be that a guy knew the correct protocol when pursuing a lady. Now, there are so many conflicting messages and opinions about how to approach women that it makes even me crazy! Here are just a few questions for the guys on the whole social media aspect of relationships: Upon meeting someone, is it ok to send a friend request on facebook? Do you consider it stalkerish? Is it ok to post pics of a first date on social media? At what point do … [Read more...]

Fame and Partners

Fame and Partners Dresses

  With so many different shops and boutiques out there, it’s hard to choose just one. Until now! Fame & Partners knocks it out of the park with their evening gowns and dresses. When I first logged onto the site, I took the Style Quiz. (This allows the stylists at Fame & Partners to better understand what you are looking for in a dress.) Even though I have taken style quizzes in the past, this one had me down to a tee! I would wear every piece they recommended for me… and … [Read more...]

It’s time to break in the new Yoga instructor!

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Last month, my favorite yoga instructor, Shohreh, informed me that she would not continue to teach the Saturday morning class after the start of the New Year. I have taken yoga from many different instructors and have witnessed many different styles over the years. Some great, some bearable, and some …… let’s just say they didn’t get a second chance. I empathize with anyone stepping into that class and trying to fill her shoes because Shohreh is just that awesome. In fact, she got a … [Read more...]