Thursday, April 25, 2013

Thoughts for the day.....

"Work hard, play hard, work hard, play hard, work, work, work...."

I was feeling super motivated today and just wanted to share that with you. In order to achieve success, you need to work at it! Whatever your goals may be... getting fit and healthy, finishing school, starting a new business... We need to work at it! 

Always remember, before you start anything, learn to finish it! 

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

What's Really In? How you feel from Within...

I decided to write about something that's important to me and something I've been thinking about a lot, especially lately. Fashion, Style, and what's really trendy.

Let me start off by saying... I love clothes, shoes, bags, jewelry, hair products, make-up, etc... You name it, Im obsessed. I can spend hours in Bloomingdales and Target going through racks of clothes, buying make-up and anti-aging face moisturizers, trying on clothes, shoes, hats, belts, and scarves. Fashion is something that I truly love among many things in life. I've been this way since I was 12. At the age of 16, I had every credit card you could possibly imagine: Saks, Neimans, Macy's, Target, Gap, Banana Republic, etc. I don't see anything wrong with that. (By "that" I mean my love for fashion, the credit card thing was a small problem). I mean, guys have their cars and sports Victoria Secrets catalogs, right? I'm the first one that will post pictures on my Facebook or Instagram and tweet about the shoes I want to buy, or the $250 silk Joie Shirt I just bought, which, by the way, is soooo cute.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Au Natural...

We all love the song "cake, cake, cake, cake, cake, cake, cake.... ooh baby i like it..." you know the rest. Rhianna is my girl. But come on, I don't think she means that we should look like "cake cake cake cake cake cake.." Whether its piling on the coverup and foundation... fakes lashes, hot pink blush, blue eyeshadow... whatever it is, the best way to look during the day should be natural. You can wear your make-up, look fabulous, and feel good in it as well (without looking like a clown).

Here are truly some of my favorite make-up products that I like to use everyday. They're simple, easy to use, and make such a difference on your face. Follow these quick and easy steps and you will be looking fabulous in minutes (the entire process should take you ten minutes or less).

Step 1: Apply your "Foundation"

Working it at Work

The birds begin to chant and chirp. There is a beautiful breeze that flows through the trees and makes them dance. The flowers have bloomed and the sun begins to rise. We feel so peaceful and serene. And then we hear it: BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP as you keep hitting the snooze button on your alarm clock over and over again.  All your thinking about at this point is to shoo those birds away and close the blinds! It's a beautiful Monday morning.... and oh how we dread this day. 

We've become work-a-robots and have fallen into this routine of having to wake up early, figure out what to wear, to avoid as much traffic as possible to get there on time, to make sure we take an hour lunch break on time, leave work, and again, avoid some more traffic on our way home. We do this five times a week, and by the time Friday rolls around, we count every last minute for the clock to hit 5:00 pm (for some reason this feels like eternity), and its weekend time! Then, without even realizing it, the time somehow flies us by, its Monday morning and we repeat this process over again! (Big Sigh)
We do what we have to do to stay on top of our hectic schedules and survive in this chaotic world, period. So today my focus fall on not just doing what we have to do to "survive", but to look and feel fabulous as we're doing it. Lets face it, if we aren't looking and feeling good throughout the day, especially at work, we end up feeling very "Blah". And who has time that? Not me... Here are some of my  fashion "to-do's" and "to-denfintely-don'ts" when it comes to looking and feeling fabulous (and appropriate) at work!