Are You Stuck On Life’s Treadmill

  I have been training for an upcoming race I will be running, so training has been essential.  The sun has been shining as of late, but a few weeks ago I put on my running shoes only to discover it was raining outside  So off to the gym I  go.  I jumped on the treadmill and I started running.  Usually I find the 1st mile the hardest before I get in my running groove.  This time after 3 miles in – I was still not “feeling it”.  I’m usually good at pushing through and getting it done but this time I just couldn’t and I didn’t make it my usual 6 miles.  I was frustrated with myself and a little perplexed as to why it was so difficult to accomplish.

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The Hollywood Beauty Detective: Beauty Is The Essence of a Woman

A world full of comparison.

A world full of comparison.

We live in a society that thrives on a concept of beauty and on comparison. Just google “Who Wore It Better?” and you’ll see examples of hundreds of images of women wearing the same dress with the question, “Who wore it better?” at the top of the two pictures.

Is it me, or does anyone else think that being compared to someone else like this, publicly, would be terrifying…and humiliating. See, I know that I would be the one who looked old, or fat, or just really stupid.  Read more

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The Inspirer

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  1. Sweep a light application of blush on the eyelids. (Yes, you can use blush as an eye shadow!)
  2. Apply the light shade under the brow to define the arch of the brow, and blend both colors in the crease.
  3. Apply the dark shade into the crease, and smudge into the outer corner. You can blend the shade into the bottom lashes to further enhance the shape of the eye.Use the Felt Tip Eyeliner Pen to create a winged cat-eye. Trace slowly along the top lash line, ending in an upward motion at the outer eye. You can keep building the line in thickness until you get the desired effect.


  1. Contour the cheekbones with the bronzer from the Highlighter/Bronzer Kit.
  2. Use the middle shade of the eyeshadow along the tops of the cheekbones for a pearlescent shine.


  1. Create a “stain” from your lipstick. Apply the lipstick using a makeup sponge or a sponge tipped eyeshadow applicator. This will create what is called a “bitten lip” or lip stain. A diffused, soft shade of red.