Saturday, March 8, 2008

30 Days to a More Beautiful You Check-in

Hello Everyone! We are one week into our 30 day project and I just wanted to know how everybody's doing. Share your experiences, ask for support or lend some words of support. Tell us how it's going!!! I'm dying to hear your stories!


Monday, March 3, 2008

30 Day Check-in

I hope all is well with everyone now that we are a few days into our 30 day project. I'm sure we would all love to hear about what's going on with our fellow project participants so at the end of the week I will post a check-in so we can share our experiences.

Hope to hear from you soon!


Easy Beauty...Eyebrows

Want to know one of the most effective and simple ways to improve your beauty quotient? Get your eyebrows shaped. Eyebrows are one of the most prominent features of your face and if they don't look good chances are, everything else will look a little off too.

The best piece of advice when it comes to eyebrow shaping; Don't overpluck! A beautiful, natural brow frames the face nicely and thicker brows look more youthful. You can have your brows plucked, waxed ar threaded depending on your preference. Many women choose to groom their brows at home. If you are brave enough to try it, visit for advice on plucking and to learn about everything brow related. This great site has step-by-step diagrams that will teach you how to achieve the perfect arch. You will also learn how to fill in your brows and gel them.

It can be a little difficult to find all natural brow pencils so sometimes I just open up a charcoal capsule and brush it on sparingly with a hard angled brush to fill my brows. If you have lighter brows you might want to try using a mineral eyeshadow in taupe or some other natural shade with an hard angled brush. In a pinch natural eyeliners like those from afterglow cosmetics or Ecco Bella can be used, but they might be a little too soft so you may have to experiment. One product I haven't tried yet, but hope to soon is Beauty Wise Cosmetics mineral eye brow pencils .

Until then, keep your eyebrows groomed and your face framed beautifully.


Saturday, March 1, 2008

You Said It...What Does Beauty Mean?

What is your dominant memory or awareness of what beauty means and the ramifications of being considered "beautiful" or "not beautiful" in society?


Count Down 30 Days to a More Beautiful You Project

I wanted to take a moment at the start of this new journey to extend well wishes to everyone. Remember, during this time of revitalization, that tests often spring up when we resolve to make change. Change can be a beautiful thing, but, it is not always an easy thing. We can find strength in renewal. You can renew your resolve by reading a particularly moving or touching piece of literature or poetry. Perhaps you do this through prayer or meditation. Be prepared to tap into your source of strength at those moments when your goals seem far off. And don't forget all of us. We are here to listen to you vent and to offer advice and hopefully smiles.

Just remember, no matter what happens, continue to move forward. Don't beat yourself up for weak moments. Get up and get moving again. What matters is what you do most of the time. As one of our 30 day project participants (thank you ceecy29) pointed out, consistency over a period of time establishes permanent change. Be as consistent as possible. Be honest with yourself and deal with any emotions that might impede your progress.

Remember that you are powerful and you have an innate right to beauty because beauty is truth and truth is light. In the light, we can see ourselves for who we really are.


Daily Inspiration...30 Days to a More Beautiful You

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

-Nelson Mandela