We’ve all heard it. From our parents, teachers, and well meaning friends who always have all the answers to everything. ‘You have to play the hand you’re dealt.’ The sentiment comes in many variations and I have always lumped them all together. Use what you’ve got to get what you want, bloom where you’re planted, and the ever popular ‘when life gives you lemons…’

 

When You Think You Understand But You Don’t

Until today, I thought I had a full understanding of the cards concept.…
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The Purpose of Pain

Every couple of years a story makes the rounds about the fashionistas among us and the growing trend of foot surgery for the sake of stilettos. And each time this happens, doctors go on record telling us that this is a bad idea. According to the Daily Mail, the number of procedures has doubled this year and range from the mild, collagen injections, to the extremes of toe shortening and narrowing of the foot.

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Flashback Friday: Donna Summer

When I was a kid Donna Summer was my fantasy mom. I used to spend hours in my little girl hideaway, which was an overhead storage area above my mom’s bedroom closet, clipping pictures of Donna from Ebony Magazine and dreaming up little scenarios where she’d bake sweet treats for me in our palatial kitchen. I think some of those photos are still taped to the wall of my mom’s closet.…
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How To Choose Your Perfect Pink Lipstick

How To Choose Your Perfect Pink Lipstick

The perfect pink lipstick. Is it out there? How do you find it? Is pink even your color? The answer to all these questions is ‘yes, absolutely!’ However, it’s going to take a tiny bit of work to find it but not too much, I promise. I’m not a fan of work. So You Want The Perfect Pink Lippy? First, we must answer a few quick questions to determine your idea of perfect: Are you looking to make a soft, subtle statement or do you want your lips to enter the room five seconds before you do?… Read More