This is my prayer for all of you today:
Who says you can’t rock one color from head to toe?!
Not me! Au contraire…that’s precisely what you should be doing. 😉
Need some inspiration? Check out some of my fave H2T (head to toe) looks and the color I prefer to rock from H2T.
1⃣ Off white, cream or beige colors:
What’s your color?
God created us all in His image with very unique personalities. His handiwork is perfection through His eyes, even though at times we see differently when we look in the mirror.
How about seeing His vision and looking through His eyes to see what He sees and to admire the beauty that you truly are…because you are BE-YOU-TIFUL!!!
Be happy being YOU.
Accept who you are, flaws & all.
Love what you see in the mirror.
Let your true beauty shine through.
Whatever you set out to accomplish by the end of the year is still feasible if you believe (and as long as it’s reasonably attainable in less than 30 days of course 😳) so keep pushing, keep fighting and finish what you started.
Happy joy and happiness month!
Every ‘beauty’ problem has a solution…Yes! Even when you drop your compact and see the powder shatter into a thousand pieces. 😢 The beautydepartment.com shows us exactly what to do…
First of all, you will need:
✔️70% alcohol (more effective than rubbing alcohol),
✔️synthetic eyeliner brush,
Now here’s the magic:
1⃣ Tightly wrap the compact with plastic wrap.
2⃣ Crush the entire pan of shadow (into loose powder) with the spatula.
3⃣ Remove the wrap and add between 8-12 droppers full of alcohol.
4⃣ Even out the pliable powder smoothly with the spatula.
5⃣ Perfect the edges with the eyeliner brush.
6⃣ Let it dry for a few hours.
7⃣ Use a Q-tip to clean up the perimeter.
TAH-DAH! No more tears! A brand new compact! 👍
November is not over yet!!! You still have 2 more days to add these to your To-Do list:
1 – Check out The Best Man Holiday movie (premiered November 15th in theatres near you…hopefully!)
2 – Shop in-store or online for Black Friday sales (TODAY!)
It’s the perfect time to start your Christmas shopping (if you haven’t already).
3 – Donate to Movember – Let’s support the men who are committed to grow a moustache for the entire month of November to raise funds and awareness for men’s health.
My friend Andrew Lockett is making a difference. You can do the same by donating online here!
4 – Check out The Hunger Games: Catching Fire!
I must admit, I was hooked after the 1st one. I’m excited to see this movie myself.
5 – Try one of your favorite holiday drinks from Starbucks!
Do you prefer the Gingerbread Latte, the Caramel Brûlée Latte or the Peppermint Mocha?
I plan to start a new tradition and try a different one every year.
Enjoy the rest of November!
Check out the great finds (budget-friendly picks from $28-$53) vs.
the designer splurge (big spender picks from $310-$1,365).
A friend of mine, Mark, shared this quote with me today and thought I would share it with you…
“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.” – Douglas Adams
This is SOOO true because although I try to plan every move in my life, things don’t always work out accordingly…It’s ok because I also know that God always has the best plan for me.
As my friend Mark said today:
Don’t try and navigate all aspects of your life. Sometimes its better to just let life navigate itself.
I couldn’t have said it better myself.
Believe that you are right where you need to be!
It took me a while to understand that it was never about my timing and all about God’s timing.
You may wonder why certain things may not happen the way you planned, why there are delays or why things don’t even happen at all.
Well the reason why “your” timing fails: God sees the brighter picture and blesses you with far greater than you could ever imagine. Those setbacks were only there to ensure that bigger things would come your way according to His timing (which is always the best timing). 🕒
He knows us better than we know ourselves so why not trust him with His timing.
After all, God’s timing is always perfect.
The highly anticipated Isabel Marant for H&M collection is now available at select stores (Toronto Eaton Centre, Yorkdale Shopping Centre, Bloor St. (Toronto), Peel & St. Catherine (Montreal), Rockland (Montreal), Pacific Centre and The CORE Shopping Centre). Unfortunately this designer collaboration collection is not available in Ottawa, Ontario. Fortunately, it is less than 2 hours away (Montreal). 😉
Marant’s Parisian aesthetic echoes throughout the collection. See for yourself and check out some of the hot items from the collection.
Linen top $29.95
(Images and article via hm.com)
This historical drama film is an adaptation of the 1853 autobiography Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup. Solomon was a skilled carpenter and violin player living with his wife and two children in Saratoga Springs, NY. He was a free black man who was kidnapped in Washington, D.C. in 1841 and sold into slavery. For 12 years, he worked on plantations in Louisiana before his release.
Let’s just say I was left filled with mixed emotions…I was speechless, confused, frustrated, angry, sad and thankful all at the same time. I know I was not the only one feeling that way either. I was even sick to my stomach during one of the more graphic parts of the film.
Being Haitian-Canadian, I can’t even fathom what my ancestors have gone through (holding back tears while writing this). Words cannot even begin to express…
We can say that there has been progress over time but there is still sooo much more to be done (wishful thinking). All I can say is that I am ever so thankful for their fight, their sacrifices, their strength so that “Black” people can have a better life today.
I’m not sure how many more ‘slave’ movies I can watch. There is only so much pain, cruelty, hurt, and pain one can endure, even if it is ‘only’ on a big screen.