Thursday, December 26, 2013

Skinny Tips: Clever Cookie Design

Do you want to take your simple sugar cookies up a notch?! We do! Which is why we had to share this simple and beautiful idea for giving a simple sugar cookie a great design… just use the bottom of your glasses! We don’t about you, but we have a few drinking classes in our cupboard that would be perfect to use as a cookie design. Or, if you don’t have these types of glasses you can make a quick trip to the flea market and pick some up… and then serve milk out of them to go with the cookies!  These adorable designs resemble snowflakes and are perfect for a winter cookie treat! Take a look …

 

clever cookie design ideas

clever cookie design ideas glasses

Source: Babes in Boyland

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Wise Words: Happy Feelings

Have you ever noticed that when you are feeling positive, a lot more positive things tend to happen… and when you are feeling down, a lot more negative things tend to pop up?! It’s the law of attraction. Like attracts like. So even when you are having a bad day, it’s important to find some bit of happiness in it. Because if you let those negative feelings take over, they will not only take over that day, but they will filter into your week, month, year, and… YIKES… your life! Which you definitely don’t want! So join us in keeping happy feelings alive! Find little things, a hobby, a movie, a friend, a piece of art, anything that takes you to your happy place, and keep that thing close by so that you can take it out, like a secret weapon that restores happiness, when life starts to get you down!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Skinny Tips: Save or Toss Makeup Expiration Guide

Do you ever find yourself looking through your makeup drawer and wondering just how long some of the items have been in there, and whether or not it’s time to throw them away?! Keeping makeup too long can lead to skin irritation and bacteria build up… and we know we don’t want that! So when we came across this “Save or Toss” Guide on Makeup.com, we just had to pass it along to you so that you can keep that skin radiant and glowing and free from harmful bacteria! Enjoy!
save or toss

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Skinny Tips: How To Pull Off Red Eyeshadow

We talk a lot about what colors are best for your skin tone, your eye color, etc. But sometimes we forget that makeup also holds the key to spicing things up & challenging our everyday go-to colors. That said, we’ve decided to add some red eyeshadow to our holiday look. We found this great tutorial that pairs a hint of red shadow with charcoal. It’s a fantastic winter spice that will warm up your chilly days and make a true holiday statement! Take a look …

Monday, December 16, 2013

Wise Words: Bad Day

There are bad days, and then there are BAD days! We’ve all had those days that make us feel like throwing in the towel! But when you think about it, what is one day in the course of a whole life?! Even one day out of a whole week! We love to look at statistics because they are based on facts… For example, if you have one really bad day this week but six good days, or even just regular days, that means that you have had WAY more good than bad in your week!  So why let the one bad day interfere with the six other days… or better yet, why not let the six good days outweigh the one bad day?  After all, statistically speaking, that makes a lot of sense! We know that when something bad happens, it can seem like it outweighs the good, but when you look at the facts, it actually doesn’t. Join us in keeping our eye on the BIG picture vs. the BAD day.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Skinny Tips: The Big Braided Bun Tutorial

The holidays are here which means it’s party season! Between Christmas and New Years there are just so many events to attend, so give your hair a new and fabulous look with this incredible Big Braided Bun! We love this look because it has the elegance of a bun with the whimsy of a braid. With this look you can be boho and sophisticated at the same time, what a perfect way to end one year and begin another!
big bun and braid tutorial

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Wise Words: Dreams

Dreaming is a wonderful thing. It gives us hope, makes us happy, and most importantly, gives us something to strive for! But as we get older and life goes on, it’s easy to start letting your dreams go. We say, don’t let them stay dreams. We live in a magical world where the impossible is possible! Keep your dreams close to your heart, and fresh in your mind, and don’t let anyone every convince you that you can’t make your dreams come true! Life is too short to think it’s over before your dreams have begun.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Skinny Tips: Double Line Eyeliner Tutorial

We love a good cat eye, but we’re always wanting to take things up a notch….or at the very least, try a new trick on an old look. Join us as we try The Double Line! We found this great tutorial that will give you this simple yet stunning sixties look in no time! Check it out …
double line eye liner tutorial

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Skinny Tips: Decorating With Sage

We love the holidays and we love to decorate… AND we also love sage (e.g. our Clary Sage Argan Infusion).  This fragrant green herb is not only great for your skin, tastes delicious in your food, BUT it can also provide a wonderful way to decorate your table for your next holiday feast!  Take a look at these three adorable decoration ideas that we stumbled across on Lemon Tree Dwelling!  What creative ways have you used herbs or flowers to decorate?

Decorate With Sage

 

Source: Lemon Tree Dwelling

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Wise Words: Thoughts Become Things

thoughts become things

Thoughts are powerful things.  Once you think something you set off a chain reaction.  First, it’s just a thought that exists in your own head.  Then you might share it with someone or take an action as a result of this thought.  Then it begins to evolve and take on a life of its own.  A lot of this happens on the subconscious level, and you don’t even realize that you are even acting on a random, passing thought.  Then before you know it that thought has become an actual thing, it has become a reality. So the question is… was that a positive thought or a negative thought?  It’s up to you.  Squash the negative thoughts and encourage the positive ones.  Only you can have control over what goes on inside your own mind. And our minds are way more powerful than most of give ourselves credit for! :)