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The Guide to Contouring For Different Face Shapes [Beauty]

Have you ever looked at images of actresses with and without make-up and wondered why they look so different? Of course a bit of lipstick and blush can transform your face and instantly make you look more alive. But contouring is what really changes the way you look. Contouring is this years beauty buzzword. It can give the illusion of a smaller or bigger nose, high cheek bones, sharp jaw line or change your face shape entirely (which I don’t recommend). I believe contouring and highlighting should enhance your looks, the natural shape of your face and bring out features that you adore. Many people have learnt the basics of contouring and haven’t researched further to learn that there is a contouring technique specific to your face shape. SQUARE The common characteristics of a square shape face are: Your jawline is square Cheekbone and forehead width are the same Jawline…

Online Community Manager Tips

Online Community Manager: a growing and developing profession. People in this position work to build, grow and manage online communities around a brand or cause.* I was recently approached by Sprout Social to be interviewed for their Community Manager Tips segment for their blog and to be shared on their various social platforms. Here are my quick tips: Sprout Social is a social media management tool created to help businesses find new customers & grow their social media presence. With all of the platforms out there I must say that this platform is not only aesthetically pleasing but has everything you need to successfully manage your social media presence. I’m using the free trial now and so far, really good! If you’re considering to be an Online Community Manager, I’d follow this check list to see if you have the skills and are prepared to take on this role. 1.…

Bermuda: Planning a Girls Trip

My girl friends and I like to try and squeeze in a trip a year into our busy schedules so we can get some quality time with one another. This year we chose Bermuda. It was a short trip, but definitely worth it. We’ve gone on so many trips in the past that doing research, buying tickets and organizing the entire trip has become a lot easier over the years. One of the things I’ve noticed as my typical keyword search to help us decide on a destination is “name of the place” girls trip itinerary. The search results for these keywords are weak. Either there isn’t much raw content out there in this category or I need to step up my keyword search game. Which ever it may be, I’m adding to the data pool! Length of Trip: 3.5 Days Day 1 Settle into your resort, villa or house…

Monday Lift Me Ups!

Waking up from a busy weekend, long weekend, tiring weekend.. you know what kind of weekend I’m talking about here. Those weekends that you haven’t recovered from and you barely get up for Monday. If you’re having one of those Mondays, here are some quick lift me ups: I asked my husband what would lift you up on a Monday, he replied “you would..” I laughed and asked again “Seriously! What?!” He replied with the same answer. 1. End of Monday plans. At the end of your busy day, make plans with someone who will lift your spirits. Someone who will make you laugh and forget that it’s Monday. 2. Scents. Certain scents can change your mood. Light a scented candle. Preferably soy or home made. The best scents to put you in a happy place are lemon, ginger, rose and jasmine. If you’re not a candle person or allergic,…