2014 Nail Art Glam Pop

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Going to the nail salon to keep up with your beautiful pedicures and manicures can get pretty expensive. I don’t know about you, but I am all about saving as my hard earned money for a rainy day. I found a really awesome nail art tutorial online and wanted to share it with you. Not only is this nail art style fashionable but it’s classy and easy to do.

Not only is it less expensive to do it at home, but you can be creative and try other fun glamorous nail art of your own. That beats the hell out of spending $25 . Have fun and enjoy!

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Hairstyle Trends For 2014

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What ever style your hair is , it definitely says ALOT about you. When you have a gorgeous hairstyle, not only will you have confidence and poise, but you feel marvelous and beautiful. In order to achieve that, you must pick a style that frames your face. Below are the hairstyles that I feel will fit anyone, whether you have a long face, wide face, square, or oblong shape. Here are my top choices of hair style trends for 2014:

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If you don’t already have a hairstylist, do some research and find out about the salon and the hairdresser. Do some research by asking around, and read up on Yelp reviews. Find a hairdresser that will sit and consult with you on your hair, the cut you want, color and definitely ask questions. Bring a picture of the hair style that you want and see if it can be replicated. There’s nothing worst than going to the salon and spending hours and $$$ on hair that will make you look unflattering. Have fun and Good Luck!

2014 New Year’s Resolution: Lose Weight!

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New Years means new beginnings and this is when people start the whole “starting next year, I will…” blah blah and so on. Some times we stick to it (for a couple of months and then we stop) and other times, we just say “to hell with it, I’ll do it next year.” Yes, been there done that. The most popular New Year’s Resolution I hear from everyone is losing weight and being healthy. Losing weight has been my New Year’s Resolution for the past several years. I am older now, and yes, I am more than ever knowledgeable on all the different types of diets out there, including low fat,  no sugar, low carb, low calorie, liquid / shake / green tea / whatever the hell you call it diet.

Last year, my goal was to lose weight and to run a marathon. I succeeded in running 3 marathons and I am very proud of myself . Did I lose weight from running? HELL NO. In fact, I gained weight. Why? Let’s just say that my body craves more fuel when I am running and for some stupid reason, I kept thinking that I can cheat on my diet if I ran miles and miles. That is not the business. We all have different body types and our bodies react different when losing weight. Some people lose their belly first, and others lose weight in their arms or it shows in their face. When I lose weight, I start to lose my buttocks and my breasts. Talk about being lucky. LOL. Ugh, I just don’t get it. Well, starting today, I will do the following:

No Carbs

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I will not visit the cupcake bakery any more and I will not subject myself to eating my mommy’s mouthwatering goodies.

No More Fast Food

I will NOT be visiting KFC, Mcdonalds, L & L, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell just because I am hungry and I want something right away. This is going to be hard!

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No More Daily Weighing!

There is nothing worst than constantly weighing yourself every day and feeling like a failure when the numbers are not going down. Yes, your weight fluctuates but I have this whole mental thing in my head where if I don’t see the numbers drop fast enough, I get discouraged, so I will NOT use the scale.

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Losing weight is important for your health but before you start a diet, please do as much research as you can, get advice/ consent from your doctor and do it in a healthy way.  I will be posting here daily with a progress report so if you’d like to follow me on my journey, check back . Happy New Year!!!!!

“I WANT TO QUIT MY JOB BUT I NEED THE MONEY” ADVICE

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“I want to quit!” Does that sound like you? Are you having a hard time at work with a boss or a coworker? Is your job too demanding? Does your boss go crazy on you and start acting bi-polarish? Are you unhappy with all the stress you’re dealing with for the little pay you receive? Odds are, you NEED the money but you’re contemplating whether you can wait out this job until you find the next one. When it comes to quitting a job, it’s not a decision to be made in a rash moment or after a bad day at work. In this day and age, finding a job is hard. You are competing with people that are more skilled than you, have more experience than you, or is more educated than you, and there’s just not that many jobs available. So, I highly advise, before you march right out the door of your work place, ask yourself these questions:

1. What is my financial situation? Are you able to survive 6 months to 1 year while looking for another job? If your answer is no, then rethink about quitting your job and start sending out resumes pronto. If you have some money saved, consider cutting back on expenses. Apply for a part time job so you still have some sort of money coming in and you can go to interviews.

2. Do I have a support system? When you decide to quit that job, and you dont have anything lined up, odds are, you may start to doubt yourself and go into depression mode. It happens to all of us. I was laid off once and I didn’t work for two months. I went to a couple of interviews and sent out my resumes like a mad woman. After getting turned down twice, I started doubting myself. That is the worst thing you can do for yourself. Never doubt yourself. Pick out 2 to 3 people in your life that you can vent/bitch to and you know will remind you that you are talented and bright and can cheer you up when you need it.

3. Am I looking for a career change? Career changes can take longer than expected, especially if you are considering going back to school. If you plan on quitting your job, make sure to have a back up plan for the career you want to get into. Have realistic expectations. Are you able to afford school? If not, consider talking to a counselor and see what your options are for getting into that career path. Or better yet, see if you can take some affordable junior college classes .

4. Am I Exposing My Resume To It’s Utmost Potential? When you send out your resume, there are hundreds of other applicants inquiring about the same job . You have to get out there and start networking. Get your resumes out on linkedin. Join a recruiting company. Ask friends to refer you. Use social meet up groups to network.

Just recently, I quit a job where I worked for several years. I wanted a change of pace. I wanted more money. I wanted a better title. The more I thought about it, the more I got anxious and impatient. I figured “I will find something soon with all my experience. Im still young. Ill leave.” I ended up  not working for several months, but I did use my time wisely by taking classes ,  networking, and relaxing. Leaving my last job was a great opportunity for me to explore my options on what I really wanted to do in life. Now, I am only giving you advice based on my experience. I am not a therapist, H.R director, or anything. This is purely based on lifelong lessons and experience.

If you are financially okay to not work for 6 months, and you have exhausted all your options of trying to make your job work, then maybe it is time for a change. In the end, it’s really up to you on how much more $hit you can take. People will give you all sorts of advice. They will tell you “just quit. It’s not worth it” or “The job market is horrible. You should be happy you’re getting paid”. And they will tell you all these reasons but remember, this is YOUR life. It is YOUR decision.

Remember, never regret anything you did in life because at one point, that was what you wanted.

2013’s Easy 5 Minute Make Up Trends

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The great thing about beauty trends in makeup is that it is constantly changing.  I look at pictures of myself from the past several years (no I am not THAT old) with different makeup looks, and I reminisce “I remember this was in”. Well, the beauty trend for 2013 takes only 5 minutes. It’s based on a more au naturale look and it’s fast and easy. Check out these two pictures below:

 

2013's Easy 5 Minute Make Up Trends

Trace your lash lines with a black pencil and smudge it. Make it messy. Think of rocker chick that partied all night and woke up in the morning with a hang over. 

Apply shadow apply brown eye shadow and sweep it across the lids and under the eyeliner

Lipstick add on a sex nude lipstick and you are all set!

Dark Berry Lip Look

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Quickly even out your skin with a good foundation. Remember to use moisturizer.

Brighten eyes with a soft brown shadow across your eye lids and use a white eyeliner pencil and line inside the rim on the bottom part of your eyes. Your eyes will pop!

Lips  Use a sexy dark berry color on your lips. I prefer a matte color lipstick as opposed to a shimmery wet pout.

Try out these looks and take advantage of the five minute (maybe less ) beauty trend. Have a good day!

How to Do the Sexy Side Swept Bangs

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This is a really great look, especially if you have a round face, a big forehead, or if you’re trying to cover the acne pimples on your forehead…JUST KIDDING!

Here’s the easy “how to” instructions on creating the sexy side swept bangs.

Side swept bangs tend to suit alot of face shapes and look good on almost everyone. They can hide a larger forehead or downplay certain facial features.

*Assuming you already have bangs”

First of all, start with wet bangs. Use a little styling mousse or hair serum while your hair is still wet. Run it through your hair from roots to end.

Next, blowdry. Grab a section of your bangs between two fingers and blowdry the roots only. Aim the dryer above first, and then alternate and left the hair up and blowdry the roots from below. This way your hair won’t be too flat or too puffy.

When the roots are almost dry, use a flat brush to curve the ends under, or sweep to the side. If you want your bangs to be sleek and straight, use a flat iron on the bottom 2/3 of your bangs.

Get a little bit of gel or wax between your fingertips and rub it on the ends of your bangs, just to define the ends. And then spray it all lightly with some hair spray to hold it in place.

That’s all your really need! You don’t want to use heavy amounts of product on your bangs, otherwise they will just look heavy and greasy on your face.

I also find if I’m going to style my hair differently to the way I usually wear it, it is much easier to start with fresh, washed hair. So if you want to change your part line, or wear your bangs differently, wash or wet your hair first, and then style.

The great thing about long bangs is you can pin them back when you want a change. You can style your hair in the pouf.

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