Creating Your Color Story

This weekend I had the pleasure of hosting a day of pampering with my First Lady who is new beauty consultant for Mary Kay. We had a great day of manicures, pedicures, facials and more! I was also able to share a little on finding the right colors or “power colors” to wear that will bring out your best features. I began by sharing about Pantone, a system used to to identify colors and help in predicting the must have colors for the season. It is a popular system that has been around since 1963 and it pulls together designs around the world from textiles, industrial fashion, retailers and more.

patoneI love the predicted colors for the fall with Marsala being the color of the year. However even though I may be able to rock all the earthy and pastel mix of colors, not everyone can. Thus it is important to know what colors will work for you and in the long run, save you time and money! Lets start by asking, are you a spring or winter?  Here’s a guide to help you figure it out.

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Your power colors consist of yellow, green teal and blue. Think warm and bright! Stay away from white and black as they may make you look washed out. Those who are a “Spring” generally have light hair in color and have warm tones of golden or red highlights.

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Autumn

Your power colors consists of muddy green, auburn and brown. think Autumn colors! Stay clear of pastel colors along with white and black can make you look pale and tired. Those who are an “Autumn” are dark hair such as brown or black and has red or golden undertones in it.

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Summer

Your power colors consists of baby blue, lavender and pastels such as periwinkle. Think cool and calm! Stay away from bold or saturated colors that will overpower you. Those who are a “Summer” generally are blonde or light brown, but lack the gold and red undertones leaving hair to look a little dull in color.

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Winter

Your power colors consists of cobalt blue, fuchsia pink, deep red. Think jewel tone colors! Stay away from earthy colors such as brown and other muted colors that may look boring. Those who are a “Winter” are dark in hair color such as black or deep brown and lacks red or gold undertones giving a cool appearance.

winter-swatch-fanNow, if you really want to get further into it, there are sub categories such as “light,”  “soft muted,” “warm” and more when further discussing the seasons, however I choose to just cover the basics! Just remember, the right colors for you will accentuate your best assets such as your eyes and hair color and should make you feel alive! The wrong colors will wash you out and make you feel drained and possibly make your teeth appear yellow.

Remember, this is just a guide. if you need help figuring out what colors work for you, don’t hesitate to ask! In addition, kids aren’t the only ones able to take advantage of “Back to School” specials. If you need help styling or want an over the phone consultation, I am offering 20% off my personal styling and closet organizing services starting today till September 7th! Hope to see you soon!

sources: http://www.colormebeautiful.com/seasons; http://www.personalitycafe.com

Celeb Pick of the Week-Zendaya Coleman

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What a beauty! Zendaya was looking all grown up and very sophisticated last Sunday, August 16th at the 2015 Teen Choice Awards in Los Angeles. She rocked a ruffled bandeau top with a long black skirt with front high split. Her look was by Ashi Studio with accessories from Le Vian. I love this girl’s sense of style and know it will continue to get even better!

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Top 12 Vaseline Beauty Uses

I just love finding multiple uses for an item and what’s even better is sharing it with friends like you! Here are just a few of my favorite!

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#1 Lip Exfoliate: Can be used as a base to make a sugar scrub to exfoliate your lips.

#2 Lip Balm: Best known for adding moisture to dry cracked lips

#3 Love Your Feet: Great when applied to the feet and socks are worn overnight for soft heels and toes.image

#4 Eye Lashes: Helps to give your eye lashes shine and can also be used to get rid of both mascara and eye makeup!

#5 Hard to Open Nail Polish: Apply around the neck of nail polish to prevent the cap from sticking to the bottle.

#6 Nail Painting: Use Vaseline to cover the skin around the nails to keep the polish from sticking to it.
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#7 Cuticle Care: Great for conditioning the cuticles for both hands and feet.

#8 Sensitive Ears: Good source for coating earrings that might cause your ears to otherwise be sensitive.

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#9 A Lingering Scent: Apply a thin layer on skin before spraying perfume to make your fragrance last longer.

#10 Anti Dye: Avoid the hair dye from staining your forehead by applying a thin layer of around your hairline before coloring your hair.

#11 Highlight Cheekbones: Great way to make the cheek bones stand out more.

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#12  Shoe Shine: Dab a little on your shoes to give them the perfect shine for that special occasion

 

Focused.

At 22 weeks, I can say I feel good for the most part. Despite the occasional “growing pains” and back ache,  I can’t complain too much. I choose to focus on the end result knowing that it will all be worth it in a little while!  Plus,  dressing the bump in stylish looks can be challenging enough so I think I am just going to redirect my focus…and do a little shopping! Lol

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Cardigan & Tank-Nordstrom/ Leopard Printed Skirt & Sandals- Forever21

Designer Tuesday-Giorgio Armani

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Birth Name: Giorgio Armani

Born: July 11,1934 Piacenza, Italy of Italian descent

*Studied 3 years of medical school and worked in a military hospital

*Went to work at La Rinasonte as a window dresser in Milan after leaving the military

*Sometime in the 1960’s began working with designer Nino Cerruti designing meanswear and freelancing for other manufacturers

*In July 1975 Armani and his friend, Sergio Galeotti created Giorgio Armani S.p.A introducing menswear and then women’s wear the following year

*Became popular in the 80’s after his “power suits” for men appeared on the show Miami Vice and movie American Gigolo

*In 1985, Galeotti died of AIDS leaving Armani to become both designer and Executive Director of his line

*In1989 opened his first restaurant in Italy

*Was found guilty in 1990 of bribing Italian tax officials in 1989 and 1990

*In 1990 had over 200 stores worldwide and annual sales near $2 billion

*2010 opened first hotel in Dubai

*Today, Armani’s collection can be found in 37 countries and he has an estimated worth of just under $8 billion

Did You Know:
*Armani was the first designer to ban working with models with a body mass under 18 after model Ana Carolina Reston suffered with anorexia nervosa

*Samsung partnered with Armani to create the Giorgio Armani phone

*Designed many of the costumes for Lady Gaga’s “Monster Ball” and “Born This Way” tour

http://www.wikipedia.org http://www.biography.com

Keep Moving

Today I was blessed to hear my First Lady preach in church today. Her messages are always encouraging and timely for my life. Like any other message that causes you to reflect on your own life, this one really let me know how much I need to push myself even the more to allow God to get all He needs from me. This is very much so when I begin to understand that everything I am going through is needed in order for others to get their break through.

I think for many of us, we hear the word of God and know what the Bible says about trials and tribulations, however we don’t really get it until we have to go through it.  Even then,  it’s hard for us to break our flesh and be spiritually minded and be encouraged. Speaking from my own experiences,  I still struggle with the concept and learning how to find peace in the midst of some situations.

I was reminded that, “you must hold fast to the assignment God has given you.” The need to get through the storm is much bigger than what we could ever think or imagine. When we decided to live for God,  we didn’t get the choice in choosing our battles.  We must find a way to get through and be sure we put on the full armor of God ( Ephesians 6:10-18) along the way. Be encouraged and know that God will never leave nor forsake you.

Official scripture reading today came from Romans 8:28-29

Celeb Pick of the Week-Rebecca Ferguson

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Actress Rebecca Ferguson let her navy blue  jumpsuit do all the talking when she attended her movie premiere for Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation in London on July 25. Her outfit was by designer,  Diane Von Furstenberg who knows all about a womens fit! The only thing I would add, hoop or chandelier style earrings and a stack of bangles to complete this look!

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