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May the inward and outward woman be as one. May she stay grounded in fearless faith, surrounded in beauty, and always find the perfect red lipstick ๐Ÿ’‹

May the inward and outward woman be as one. May she stay grounded in fearless faith, surrounded in beauty, and always find the perfect red lipstick ๐Ÿ’‹

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     "How wonderful yellow is. It stands for the sun." -Vincent Van Gogh

    What color do you think of when you think of summer? Most likely, YELLOW!!!! Yellow is one of the warmest and happiest colors in the crayon box, and good news -- studies show wearing yellow can jumpstart your enthusiasm and make you feel vibrant within minutes of putting it on. ๐Ÿ’›One of my favorite outfits are yellow dresses. They're fun, flirty and make you feel ever so happy! It may be a little pep in your step, but it's a start! Here are three dresses that make me smile and are flattering on all body types







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    Most of what we have been taught about beauty is wrong. In this inspiring guide to beauty, Lisa D’Anna makes a solid case for what real beauty is. She takes out the cliche “beauty is on the inside” and proves no one lacks beauty. We only lack the ability to see who we are authentically. Most of us strive to be an image of what society deems as beautiful, and imitation is becoming our full-time job. While Lisa supports the importance of image, she knows from working in one of the most image-driven fields of cosmetics that a flawless image is not enough to be beautiful and reveals the powerful steps to live a life comprised of beauty.

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    How To Silence Your Inner Critic

     

     

    Most of us spend our lives listening to the voice in our heads reminding us that something we said or did was moronic.  We beat ourselves up thinking about what we should have done or said differently……..  So, how can we combat these negative thoughts? For one, remember, life is improvisation for EVERYONE. We plan for what we can and improvise the rest. Want another reason not to beat yourself up?  People naturally are selfish. Most of the time an opinion about you is gone within 10 seconds, and they are back to thinking about themselves.

     

     Maybe it could have gone a little better, but does it matter? Nope.  Before going into anything, you think the other person will judge you for play out the worst-case scenario.  



     
    Acknowledge the thoughts while staying in the present. You won't get rid of the thoughts forever, but you will get better and better at quieting them, especially if you experience them more than once.  

    Most often, that little voice stems from insecurity or false beliefs about the future. Coach Raphael Cushnir says, when people aren't living out their dreams or fear what others may think of them, it's because of "emotions they're not willing to feel." 

    Say, for example, you go on a date, and the date doesn't call you back. You beat yourself up and know it's because "You're unattractive," "too stupid" Why did your mind jump to those thoughts automatically? It's usually isn't because you think the person is irreplaceable. It's because you're scared of the future. Most likely, you're afraid of "being alone." You're afraid to know what your image of loneliness feels like. Instead of getting depressed and sinking into a pity party, and declare you will never go on another date, I recommend meditation where you meditate this very scenario is true.

    Feel all of the emotions of loneliness. What's the worst that can happen? Are you alone forever? Put yourself in that position and ride out the feelings. Accept it. What will life be like? Experience the absolute worse. You'll start to see a shift in your thinking. The mind and emotions will shift. Listen to the positive ones.  Most of our negative thoughts are there because we're afraid of the absolute worst thing that could happen to us. So, we live in fear. Meditation comes with answers. Your mind likes solving problems. When you go on that date, and if he really doesn't call you back, you've already experienced it, you understand where the thoughts are coming from, so its way less of a blow to the Ego.  Many times, the fear isn't something you even knew you were afraid of! You've discovered the REAL false narrative and can take the necessary steps to start a brighter future of emotional freedom! ๐Ÿ˜Ž 

     


    To build AUTHENTIC confidence, check out Lifestyle of Beauty's New Book!  A World Sold On Image: The Truth About Real Beauty.   



     









    "How would you introduce yourself in a sentence?"  I got asked this question, and I thought it was a pretty notable question. It made me start thinking of all the positive attributes I have and how I could use them to help others. 

     

    Then it reminded me that so many of us never promote ourselves, or when we introduce ourselves, especially at a business meeting, we play down our strengths when we should proudly show them off.  

     

    The way we Introduce ourselves affects the way others see us.  If we introduce ourselves standing tall with a tangible way to help, people take notice and want to work with us or at least learn more about us. 

     

    We all need a compelling pitch. People like confident people. 

     

    According to evoke.pro attention spans are the shortest they've ever been. You now only have 8 seconds to impress someone! The quickest and most impressive way to do this is to practice saying something significant about yourself and how it can help someone else.  Here are a few examples from evoke.pro

     

     

     






    Bob Dylan’s 80th birthday is on May 24. He is among several rock legends who this year will begin their ninth decade of life and are still progressing strong. Dylan’s youthful rocking energy is still inspiring me and in celebration of the man, the “Forever Young” legend, I'm posting my 5 favorite bits of Dylan’s lyrical wisdom and quotes about real beauty, confidence, and aging. 











     

    A number of studies confirm that taking part in social/support groups can make us healthier and live a lot longer. For example, this ongoing Harvard study, considered one of the world’s longest studies of adult life, having started in 1938 during the Great Depression, has some pretty convincing  evidence.  

     

    “It turns out that people who are more socially connected to family, to friends, to community, are happier, they’re physically healthier and they live longer than people who are less well connected.” -Dr. Robert Waldinger.

     

    Attending weekly church services or spiritual groups has major benefits to living longer and decreases chances of becoming depressed. Dr. Harold Koenig at Duke University has conducted several studies on the benefits of attending spiritual services and says positive emotions such as forgiveness, gratefulness, and altruism create a powerful and positive immune response to our physical and mental health.   

     

    “It is Likely that the immune function is influenced by spiritual well-being.”

     -Dr. Harold Koenig

     

    Older adults 65 and over can benefit joining senior clubs or going to a bingo night. Longevity increased just as much as some exercise studies published in the British Medical Journey. 

     

    According to another study out of Harvard of 56,436 female medical school students 55 -72 years of age-- showed isolated individuals were less responsive to a hepatitis b vaccine than those who had close ties to family and friends. 

     

    Even more interesting news------ weekly support groups for women struggling to become pregnant prove beneficial! Alice Domar, PhD, assistant professor at Harvard Medical School studied 184 women seeking to conceive. The women attended support groups were more than twice as likely to get pregnant. It worked so well; the controlled study of women dropped out to join the groups. 

     


     

     















     Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and it doesn't matter if you're celebrating with your man, woman, girlfriends or feminist club. You're going to want to look sexier than usual. Why? Well, not only because corporate America says you should, but COME ONNNN.... It's an excuse to play dress up, and have some fun with a fierce look you wouldn’t usually wear.  ๐Ÿ’ƒ  

     



    With that being said, here are some awesome looks that will turn heads in all directions. And even sweeter than chocolate heart shaped truffles, you can get the whole look for $50.00!   ๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’‹

    Bbonlinedress Women Short 1950s Retro Vintage Cocktail Party Swing Dress๐Ÿท




       
    (Instead of brown shoes, try pink or red ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿš’) 

    Makeup ๐Ÿ’„ 

    Always sexy and one of my favorite looks- A candlelight ready complexion, a  seductive cat eye, and a bold red lip.  Raaawwr. ๐Ÿฏ

    Hair ๐Ÿ’

    Spending hours on polished, perfectly placed hair makes  me want to yawn. It's a sexy holiday. Go for  meticulously messy hair. If all goes well, It's going to end up like that by the end of the night anyway.  

             
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    Lastly, don't forget your signature smell. A flower, no matter how beautiful- isn't as beautiful without its scent!  Click Here for a perfume upgrade.


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    It’s hard to holiday shop on a good year, but the holidays this year look a little different for everyone. No longer are we able to gather with family and friends around the dining table or Christmas tree, rather we’re circulated in Zoom invites reminding our grandma that she’s on mute. Though the holidays may look different this year, the current circumstances give us an even bigger reason to celebrate. When formulating your holiday gift lists, make sure to include these ten gifts to make stay-at-home orders a little more bearable. 

     

    1.   Subscription Box (FabFitFun, Bespoke Post, Glossybox etc.): subscription boxes are the gift that keeps on giving. Each month (or quarter, depending on the subscription) your recipient will receive a box full of goodies to help keep them afloat as they stay at home. 

     

          


     2.  Embroidery Kit: An embroidery kit is the perfect gift for the over-stressed “quarantiner.” Beginner embroidery kits include all tools and material you will need as well as patterns for you to work off of. 




    3.  Jigsaw Puzzles: It’s no surprise that jigsaw puzzles have taken off since stay-at-home orders have been in place. These are perfect projects for one person or a whole family. Look for a personalized jigsaw puzzle for an even more meaningful gift. 


    4.  Cozy Throw: There’s no better time to embrace the comfy life than during stay-at-home orders. Grab a comfy, oversized throw for the perfect gift to keep your loved one warm and toasty well after the holiday season. 



     

    5.  Cocktail Gift Set: Cocktail gift sets are a fun gift for the aspiring mixologist in your life. These kits come with all the ingredients you may need to create the perfect cocktail from the comfort of your own home. You can find a variety of these kits at many major retail stores. 



    6.  Kindle, or other e-reader: With everyone having more time on their hands than usual, Kindle’s or other e-readers are the perfect gift for the avid reader in your life. With hundreds of books at your fingertips, time will slip by faster than ever with one of these in their hands.



    7.  Knife Block Set: What better time to perfect your cooking skills than when you’re stuck at home. A knife block set is perfect for a pro chef, or even an amateur cooker just getting started. 





    8.  Espresso Machine: If staying at home is affecting your daily Starbuck’s run, you may consider gifting an espresso machine. There’s nothing quite like a warm cup of coffee in the morning and whomever you give this to will always have you to thank for that. 



    9.  Bird House: Stay-at-home orders have caused everyone to become backyard experts. Help your loved ones get closer to the action with their very own birdhouse and turn their backyard into the perfect nature-watching space. 




    10.               At home spa kit: at home spa kits have increased in popularity since stay-at-home orders were put into place. These kits make the perfect gift as they allow your loved one to take time for themselves to relax and unwind. 




    4 Secret Ways to Save Big at Target


     


    Fan of Target?! Check out these “secret” saving tricks to score big at your favorite superstore.  

     

    1.   Start a registry 

     

    Registries aren’t just for babies and weddings at Target. Target allows registries for all occasions, such as your birthday, new home, or a graduation.  If an item isn’t purchased from the registry by the end of the event date, Target will give you the remaining items on the list for 15% off.  

     

     

    2.   Know when to shop 

     

    Monday: Baby Items and electronics typically go on sale.

     

    Tuesday: Prices on women’s clothing, home dรฉcor,  and household items get slashed. 

     

    Wednesday:  Sale on health, and body products, men’s clothing, and toys.

     

    Thursday: Save on houseware and shoes. YES PLEASE! ๐Ÿ’–

     

    Friday: Discounts on cosmetics, jewelry and home improvement.  

     

    3.  Download the Target app

     

    Target's app gives its users access to exclusive deals on certain items in the store.  Target also lets you ‘Stack’ coupons. Meaning, you can use a Target and manufacture's  electronic and paper coupon on the same item. $$$$ 

     

    4.  Keep an eye on clearance stickers. 

    Target marks down items in two-week increments. The upper right hand corner is how much percentage you’ll get off, but if it ends in $.06 or .$08, Target is planning to reduce the price even lower in the next couple of weeks.