Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Don't Be Intimidated

I am not going to lie, there are some make-up stores and counters that intimidate me.  Merle Norman is one of them.  But I finally said enough is enough and made an appointment to have a mini makeover.  I am glad I did!  My first misconception about Merle Norman cosmetics is the price.  I just assumed the price point would be a little out of my reach, but I was wrong.  They are comparable with department store cosmetics prices, nothing that made me feel like I was going to break the bank.

My second misconception was that this line was for the older customer.  I will tell you, that is not the case.  There were so many colors to choose from, I almost couldn't make a final decision on what to bring home.  I did purchase a beautiful mint color for my brown eyes that makes them just pop.  I was also introduced to my new favorite product that I will never again live without, that is their Brow Color and Sealer.  Now my brows look great and it helps me maintain them. 

And last, but not even close to least, my make-up artist Pam.  She is the best!  She gave me so many tips, taught me new tricks, and even showed me how to contour my cheeks to final emphasize my cheek bones.  Pam made the whole experience comfortable, not in the least bit intimidating.  A few days later, she called to check up to make sure I was still happy with my purchases, and she even special ordered a foundation just for me. 

I will be back to Merle Norman in the future to try more of their products and to collect more of their beautiful eye shadow and lipstick colors. 

For more information, Call Pam at 505-323-0832 or go to to find a store near you.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Jessica Simpson is My Girl!

There is nothing my girl Jessica Simpson can't do, and these red hot shoes aren't the only reason.  I will let you in on the dream.  The dream would be to take a trip to Las Vegas with reservations at the Flamingo.  I would be rushing through the airport with my fabulous luggage to my awaiting Town Car.  Ok, maybe it is more like a shuttle, but either way I will take it!  I love this luggage!  What is your fashion fantasy?  Share it with us and maybe it will come true. 

Monday, April 27, 2015

Have you ever felt like a Princess?

Have you ever wanted to own a pair of shoes that makes you feel like a Princess?  These are the ones for you.  Louboutin does it for me all the time.  Can you imagine going to a ball, dancing with your Prince Charming?

What is your Princess shoe?  Share your pics with us.

Monday, April 13, 2015

A Chat With Jess Green

When scrolling through Facebook, sometimes it feels like we are inundated with video after video.  BUT, every once in awhile there is a video that just pops out at you.  You are compelled to watch it, and afterwards you are happy you did, and sometimes you actually learn something from it.

That happened to me.  I follow Drea de Matteo.  I have loved her since she brought IBS onto the scene in The Sopranos and turned her life around in Sons of Anarchy, I even watched Joey just to because of her.  So when I saw her in a workout video with Personal Trainer Jess Green I had to stop and watch.  Now we have all seen videos like this, but what is so fabulous about this one is, Drea is just like you and me!  Jess Green is working hard, showing us the proper way to work a muscle and Drea is there struggling through.  Now here is where it gets deep.  While watching this video, I had that AHA moment when I realized, it doesn't matter who you are, you might seem on the surface as a person who has it all together.  But in the end, there are things that we all struggle with.  The come away was that you might struggle but you can do it, just do it in your own way.

Thanks to the fabulous world we live in today, I was able to reach out to Jess and chat with her about her philosophy.  She was even gracious enough to give me a few tips on exercises and stretches that I could do while I am at work.  Now here is where it gets super cool, she is currently working at Radio City Music Hall in the Spring Spectacular.  Jess is not only a personal trainer, she is also a life coach and can help you in every aspect of your journey to a better you.  And even though she is located in New York City at the time, she is able to work with you through Skype and other forms of social media.  

Jess will customize a routine to meet your needs and your lifestyle.  From Nutrition, to workouts, to making smart choices.  She wants us all to "Unleash the Fierce Athlete within", and I have to say, after talking with her, I believe even I can do that.

My focus was different stretches I can do at work, but Jess actually had a great idea to do it as a group at work so you have the comradery.  She suggested workers in an office set a reminder on their phones at different times through out the day to do their stretches.  You don't necessarily gather together, but you know that you are all sitting at your desks doing it at the same time.

Jess is full of great information and tips for getting to the best you possible.  To learn more about her and her methods go to .  She also writes a blog that is chock full of great information.