I’m always reading something, although often the focus relates to art, illustration, greeting cards or small business growth…interesting to me, but BORING to most everyone else. And, to be honest, sometimes I get fed up with myself for having tunnel vision and decide it’s time for a break.
So I’m currently reading something JUST FOR FUN – a novel/mystery called Case Histories by Kate Atkinson. I’m only on page 100 (of 268), but I’m already captivated by the way tenuous threads are linking the different cases together. Call it six degrees of separation meets the Twilight Zone…whatever it is, I’m crawling back in bed to read what happens next!
“New York is the meeting place of the peoples, the only city where you can hardly find a typical American.”
I’m basically no-fuss when it comes to my beauty routine…which translates to minimal makeup and a pixie hair style. So I try to find the best products to help me accomplish getting beautiful quickly yet effectively. Here are my favs which I’ve grouped into Skin Care, Makeup and Hair.
For cleansing my face - Clarisonic Aria Skin Care Brush with Gentle Hydro Cleanser
For evening out my complexion – L’Oreal Youth Code Serum
For moisturizing – Alba Even Advanced Sea Lipids Daily Cream
For sunscreen – LaRoche-Posay Anthelios Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid SPF 45
For my cheeks – Hourglass Aura Sheer Cheek Stain in Flush
For my eyelids – Two Faced Anti-Crease Eye Shadow Primer
For my eyes – Sephora Retractable Waterproof Eyeliner in Black with Glitter
For my lashes – Mabelline Full ‘N Soft Washable Mascara in Black
For my lips – Clinique Chubby Stick Intense Moisturizing Lip Color Balm in Broadest Berry
To set the overall look (and for extra sun protection) -Éminence Organic Sun Defense Mineral Powder in Translucent, SPF 30
No hair dryer for me, just – Fructis Pure Clean Finishing Paste
WANT PROOF THESE PRODUCTS WORK?
Here’s the BEFORE picture (note the glasses, lack of makeup and bed head hair):
And the AFTER photo:
“Yesterday’s the past, tomorrow’s the future, but today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present.”
I’m delighted that one of my cards was featured recently in this post from The Paper Chronicles, Dispatches From The Worlds Of Stationery & Design. Sarah Schwartz, founding editor of Stationery Trends and the force behind The Paper Chronicles, thinks letter writing is still very much alive. And to prove it, she had the great idea to start a Letter Writing Campaign.
I am big believer in stationery (obviously), but even more so in using it…So send me a letter, card or postcard on your favorite paper and tell me what makes it so. My address is: P.O. Box 22133, Beachwood, Ohio 44122. I will share it here, and then send you some writing papers along with a note for your efforts.
Today it’s hat’s off to these artists who inspire me:
Chelsey McLaren – for her whimsical trés chic, haute cute illustrations
Izak Zenou – for his seemingly tossed off, yet ever-so-stylish city girl illustrations
Arturo Elena – in my book, the master of the marker illustration
Donna Mehalko – for her bold lines and bright contrasting colors
“I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.”