Ten Goals to Make Each Day in 2017 a Success

Top Ten 2017 Goals for Success

Each New Year serves as a reminder of things renewed. A time to focus on making ourselves better or at the least remaining consistent in our efforts. For many, the personal trials of 2016 and increased global turmoil, led us to believe the year had a vendetta against us. Stories of chaos seemed to linger in every corner, leaving us "ready and willing" to let the year go.

In theory, we have said sayonara to 2016 and happily skipped into 2017, with the feeling of being in the clear, right!?! Wrong.. Life does not work that way. We cannot continue to use a timeframe to make us feel better about a life's challenges. Instead, we must encourage ourselves and direct our personal journeys daily, and allow everything else to run its course. By doing this, each day is a success and life's hiccups will not seem so bad. 

 

Ten Goals to Make Each Day in 2017 a Success

1) Get up earlier: No time? Create time, for reading, prayer, meditation or a hot breakfast.


2) Read: Keep your mind sharp by learning.


3) Drink more water: Hydration is key for healthy mind and body. 


4) Get moving: A body in motion stays in motion, a body at rest stays at rest. Do it while you can.


5) Power down: Disconnect from the world and reconnect with yourself. 


6) Wear red: Lipstick, nail polish, dresses, etc. 


7) Pamper yourself: Whether it's a pedicure, a trip, facial mask or long walk. Take time for you! 

8) Get your annual check ups: Staying healthy is very important. Keeping up with regular check-ups ensures you stay on track.


9) Visit your loved ones: You never know what life holds. Can't make it there?! FaceTime and Skype are great too.

10) Smile: In the mirror or at someone else. Each day is a blessing, make sure to find a happy place in it! 

Cheers to making 2017 amazing!

Fall's Best Sweaters Under $60

The colors of the leaves have begun to change and the cool breeze has begun to blow. Our weekends are starting to fill up with our favorite fall activities. Before wandering through corn mazes, exploring pumpkins patches and enjoying nostalgic hayrides, we rummage through our closets for the perfect sweater.

The soft woven textures of our favorite sweaters are totally snuggle worthy. So whether you are looking for a classic turtleneck or an oversized chunky knit, here are the best sweaters under $60!

Strobing: Highlight on Overload

Strobing

Every makeup fan's favorite look of the summer was strobing. Even though fall is here, you can still get your strobe on. For those of you that don't know, strobing is highlighting on overload. Simply cut out the contour and allow natural light to catch the shimmer, which results in a beautiful glow. The concept is to illuminate without looking oily. Follow the steps below for a flawless highlight.

Highlighting

1) Apply a matte primer to your face, to prevent excess oil.

2) Apply a matte foundation or luminous foundation for an extra glow.

3) Set your face with setting powder. 

4) Begin with your highlighter. The key to strobing, is to only highlight the main areas of your face. Focus on your cheek bones, cupid's bow & the bridge of your nose. For an enhanced glow, add to the center of your forehead, your chin, inner corners of your eyes & brow bone.

Highlighters:

Becca Cosmetics Elf wet n wild

I'm a big fan of all Becca Cosmetics. Their Skin Shimmering Perfector in Opal, is my favorite highlighter for strobing. Opal is a very popular highlighter. It has a creamy powder texture and the shade is a golden opal pearl. The formula is highly pigmented and oh so smooth. It's called a shimmering skin perfector for a reason.

If you're looking to try strobing but you're on a budget, wet n wild's ($3.99) & Elf's Blush Gems ($4) are amazing dupes. Precious petals has a creamy powder texture and is easy to apply. If using Blush Gems, be sure to brush across the palette a few extra times, to pick up this baked product.

Becca can be found at Sephora or Ulta, and the dupes are easy to find at CVS or Walgreens. 

Thanks for reading. :)

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Happy Saturday!!! I'm not sure how I wandered away from you all for so long. As the summer ended I guess I was having a little too much fun. But I'm back and ready to offer up some new content. 

In the upcoming months look out for what I'm wearing, holiday gift guides, my newest music obsession and our new exciting addition, features from Destiny! Please read her bio and stay tuned, as she will be contributing on makeup and other great products. 

 

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contributor

Hi, I'm Destiny. I love great skin, makeup & natural hair. I love beauty consulting & being apart of the process that makes people feel beautiful. I am from Philly. My motto is "Live Out Loud." I love this because it reminds me to be free & stay true to myself. Life is made to be lived! Don't let your soul be silenced. Live out loud through your makeup, hair, or however you express yourself. My favorite makeup products are mascara to bring out the eyes, highlighter to bring out that glow, a popping lipstick because it's daring & brings out your face. I welcome you to join this beauty journey with me. Lots of amazing topics to come. :)

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A Poetic Moment: Revelations of a Born Again American Woman

Revelations of a Born Again American Woman by Shaliss Monet Wilkes

Revelations of a Born Again American Woman by Shaliss Monet Wilkes

Earlier this year, my dear friend Shaliss published her first book. Over the years, Shaliss has written for ESSENCE Magazine and Coca-Cola. However, this is the first of her personal works to be published. A wife, mother and woman secure in her religion, Shaliss' collection of poetry in Revelations of a Born Again American Woman is a testimony of faith. Beautifully penned in a series of poems, is a love story centered around her personal journey. 

Find Revelations of a Born Again American Woman on Amazon