The Power of “No”

“Sure.” “My pleasure.” “Glad to help.” “Yes, I will.” “No problem.” “Of course.” Are you yessing yourself to death? Are you exhausted? Bitter? Tired? Out of time to pursue your goals? This might just be for you (and me!).

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Client Composite

These are some of my clients. Before I ooze my blessing on you, and shine all of my buttons before you, let me brag on some of the most precious gifts I have been given (outside of my salvation and my family). Most of you know that for a long while I have been a…

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Makeup Moods – Instantly Adding That Certain Something

We all use photos of ourselves to convey snapshots of moments in our lives, feelings, even sentiment. If you photos are falling flat, the culprit is likely lighting or makeup. I will not address the lighting just yet, but there are some simple makeup fixes that will immediately help. Add some Drama – Vampy, dark…

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The Power of Pictures

Pictures are not just photos to stuff in boxes anymore. With the age of the internet and the growing pull of social media, pictures are validation of life; the way we share our moments and hearts with our friends and family. Selfies have become the kisses we blow and the hugs we give. They scream,…

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Basic Base: Foundation Tips

I get a few questions over and over. The most popular question is how to get a flawless face. There is something about great skin that sets a great canvas for anything else you artfully place on top. The answer to this simple question can be summed up with a few simple factors: Clear Canvas, Beautiful…

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Me and My Little Instagram

I learned about Instagram from my teen son. Seriously. Once I figured out how to use it, I was hooked – for completely different reasons than my little boy. I was completely inspired! As such, I would like to share a few of my favorites; some mainstream, some not. Each of these accounts serves to…

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Words of Wisdom to My Younger Self

As I spent time with some sweet mothers and daughters last weekend, I thought a lot about my own daughter. I thought about things that I wanted her to know – things I wish I had known. So here are a few little things from my heart to my younger me. Maybe they are for you too. You are…

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On Being Basic

 “She is so basic.” Why has being “Basic” become an insult? Lately, I have heard it hurled around like a member of the profanity family. While, the media over-complicates beauty to muddle up classic aesthetics. Let me tell you…Being beautiful is simple, basic.  Basic Skin Care Squeaky clean skin that glows from the inside will…

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Welcome Friends

If you came over from http://www.thatbasicchic.wordpress.com THANK YOU (and I am sorry for the little blip). You made it to the right place. *Sharing my humanity and failing forward* This is just a little welcome to tell you that I am glad you dropped by. I will be busy posting content, but until I have…

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