Tuesday, October 23, 2012

10 Best Drugstore Beauty Products All Under $10

There are some steals at the drugstore and here they are:
1.  Body-Jergens Moisturizing Lotion (I like the cherry almond scent)
2.  Tan and Glow-Jergen's Natural Foaming Daily Moisture -bronze
3.  Eyes-mascara-I love Cover Girl in the orange bottle Lash Blast
4.  Hands-Neutrogena Norwegian Fast Absorbing Hand Cream
5.  Hair-Pantene Protein shampoo and conditioner in any flavor
6.  Hair Again-Garnier Fructis Style Brilliantine Shine Glossing Spray
7.  Nails-Essie or Sonia Kashuk Nail Color in a variety of fun colors
8.  Lips-Burt's Bees Lip Shimmer in Raisin
9.  Face-L'Oreal Go 360 Clean Deep Cream Cleanser
10. Skin-Ambi Skincare Fade Cream-diminishes dark spots on the cheap
 (Also try Aquaphor Healing Ointment)

Monday, October 22, 2012

The Secret of the Season-Scarves

Want to look polished?  Want to look current?  Want to tie in your outfit?  The secret of the season is to wear a scarf.  Be bold and try this nice look.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Pet Peeves for Fashion at Church

I have some major pet peeves when it comes to fashion and dressing for Church.  Here they are:
1.  Flip Flops-are we still at the beach?
2.  Wet Or Greasy Hair-no need to prepare ourselves for worship!?
3.  Jean Skirts-how casual can we get here?
4.  Skin Tight T-Shirts-they call them "Mod Bod"'s but I'm not so sure they are that modest...have you seen how tight those puppies are worn?
5.  Sandals on a Cold/Wet Day-how inappropriate!
6.  Gray, Ugly Hair-have you heard about the inexpensive hair colors you can get ANYWHERE for under $6.00?  Your dog could follow those simple instructions on how to color your hair!
7.  Skirts or  Dresses With Knee High's-how seriously ugly is that?
8.  Shorts, Pants, Beach Hats, Golf Shirts, etc...need I say anymore?
9.  Prom Dresses-along with the matching corsage...how tacky and inappropriate!  (And distracting)
10. Wrinkled Shirts on Men and Boys-how much effort does it take to heat up an iron?

Friday, October 19, 2012

Body Language

Your body sends a powerful message about your intentions.  Here are a few gestures that you can use to make the right kind of first impression.
1.  SMILE-is the quickest way to put someone at ease.  You can spot a happy smile from a football field away.  When you smile, people smile back and that instantly puts them at ease and makes everyone feels better. Practice smiling every day!  You'll be surprised at the results.
2.  Take Command- when you need people to notice what you are saying, stand up.  Perch yourself up if you are sitting down. Don't slouch!
3.  Hit Your Mark- punctuate your most important point, raise your eyebrows.
4.  Cross It Off-it you are faced with a tricky problem try folding your arms.  Studies have shown that crossing your arms helps you find a solution to a problem.
5.  Stand Up-if you need extra confidence stand up with your legs apart and your hands on your hips.  Hold that pose for 2 minutes.  You will feel more important.
6.  Watch Your Feet-if you want to learn the truth look at someone's feet.  If someone else's feet are pointing away, then they are done with your conversation.
7.  Shoulder It-shoulders are very expressive.
8.  Hand Gestures-reveal a great deal.  If you touch your heart, it means that you are so grateful.  If a person uses their hands a lot when they talk, that means they are trying to really express themselves.
(Read Janine Driver's book:  "You Say More Than You Think")

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Try A New Look

Now is the time to reinvent your look.  You can switch from a wavy locks to a polished up-do.  It can be switching your nail polish to a deep wine from a coral color.  Here are some ideas:
1.  Drop the lip gloss and wear real lip stick.
2.  Add mega volume.  Blow dry your hair with Paul Mitchell's volumizing spray.
3.  Straighten your hair and wear it sleek in a bun or pony tail.
4.  Get catty.  Draw a cat eye with liquid eye liner.
5.  Put the focus on your eye brows.  They are BIG this season.  Pencil them in with powder and a flat brush.
6.  Paint your nails in a wild color...navy, purple, grey...

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Being Positive in a Negative World

Sometimes we have to force ourselves to SMILE and be happy when everything seems down and out.  Being positive in a negative world can be hard but it can be done.  Here are a few suggestions:
1.  Righteousness does NOT mean perfection.  All we can strive for is to choose the right.  That does not mean that we will always achieve perfection.  Be happy in just trying to do the right thing.
2.  Keep  trying anyway.  Don't ever give up!  Hold your head up high and say, "No one will defeat me!"
3.  Keep your focus on God.  He will show you the way and lead you by thy hand.
4.  Pleasing God is all that matters.  Keeping His holy commandments is key.
5.  Find and remember the JOY in your life.
6.  Look for God's hand in your life every day and record it in a journal.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Perfect and Easy Peanut Butter Cookies

Perfect and Easy Peanut Butter Cookies:
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup peanut butter ( I prefer creamy)
1 large egg
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 cup flour, all purpose (add 1-2 tsp.)
Preheat oven 350 and mix butter with the sugars and then add the other ingredients in the order above.  Drop by teaspoon full on cookie sheet.  Flatten each cookie with a fork.  Bake for 10-12 minutes.  Cool.

3 Ingredient Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chip Cookies

It's fall and time for some pumpkin chocolate cookies...here's the easiest recipe ever:
1 box of spice cake mix
1 can of pumpkin-15 oz.
1 cup chocolate chips
Mix all together and place by teaspoon fulls on to a slightly greased cookie sheet.  Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes.  Cool and enjoy!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

New Outfit Essentials

Here are some new fashion essentials to add to your wardrobe:
(You might already have them hanging in your closet)
1.  Velvet Jacket
2.  Military Jacket
3.  Pencil Skirt
4.  Brocade
5.  Riding Boots
6.  Burgundy
5.  Sweaters and sweater dresses

Friday, October 5, 2012

Bazaar's Fall Fashion Guide

Bazaar's fall fashion issue suggests the following summary of the season:
1.  COATS-in all colors from pastel to burnt umber
2.  FURS-in all colors
3.  PANTS-trousers with riding boots
4.  DRESSES-thanks to Kate Middleton, wear with a high heel and a belt
5.  SKIRTS-straight or A-line
6.  THE RED CARPET TUX-worn with heels
8.  COLOR-powder pink to sky washed blue, avocado green to grape to plum; vivid pink with orange
9.  THE BUN-wear your hair up or a low bun will do