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Give a Woman The Right Lipstick And She Can Conquer The World!

A simple swipe of lipstick can instantly make lips pop, but have you ever wondered what is the correct way to apply it?  Believe it or not, there are some golden rules when it comes to a flawless lipstick application.  Follow the steps below and you will be guaranteed to have the perfect pout!

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Step 1: Exfoliate

Lipstick will not adhere properly to dry, cracked lips! Start by removing any dead skin by using a lip scrub (a toothbrush will work too!). We prefer Bite Beauty Fruit Scrub in Whipped Cherry. Moisten lips then gently exfoliate, and wipe clean with a damp, warm washcloth.

Step 2: Hydrate

Now that you’ve achieved a smooth canvas, it’s time to moisturize and lock in hydration. Our Lip Slip by Sara Happ is a luxurious lip balm that hydrates, heals, and will leave lips feeling super soft the entire day. Long wearing and matte lipsticks may tend to dry out lips, so this step is crucial if you prefer wearing those type of lipsticks. The Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector, Lip Gloss will give color and a shine of gloss with all the benefits of a skincare.  You can wear alone or on top of your favorite lipstick.

Step 3: Lip Liner

Lip Liner not only gives the illusion of fuller lips, but it also can prevent bleeding and feathering. We like to select a lip liner that is a close match, if not the same color, to our lipstick. Nude lip liners can add instant volume as well. The Urban Decay Ultimate Ozone Multipurpose Primer Pencil stops lipstick from bleeding over the edges of your lips.

Step 4: Applying Color

Swipe on your favorite lipstick by applying the color at the center of the upper lip or cupid bow area. Move outward toward one corner. Start again at the center and swipe the other corner, then repeat with the lower lip. Our Clinique Pop Lip Colour + Primer has a built-in primer for longer wear.

Step 5: Use A Tissue to Blot Lips

Lipstick smeared on your teeth is a no-no! To prevent this from happening grab a tissue, fold in half and gently blot any excess product!

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homemade cavatelli

GRANDMA P‘s CAVATELLI

Ingredients:

6 cups flour

3 eggs

1 stick margarine

1 Tablespoon salt

3 teaspoons baking powder

1 ½ cups water

Melt 1 stick of margarine in 1 cup of boiling water.  Mix 3 eggs into ½ cup of cold water. This is so the eggs will not cook in the water.  Whisk the salt, baking powder and flour together in a large bowl.  Make a well and add liquid ingredients.  Mix and knead dough until elastic. Add additional flour if needed.  Divide dough into 3 parts.  Cover unused dough with plastic wrap.  Roll out one section at a time to approximately the thickness of a pencil.  Cut into 1 inch strips.  Sprinkle with a little flour to avoid sticking in the cavatelli machine.  Place them on a cloth to dry out slightly to avoid sticking.  This will help if you’re freezing them for future use.

Recipe makes 3 pounds.

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It’s not about finding the time; it’s about making the time. Yesterday we had four generations surrounding the kitchen table. We all took part in some quality family time, trying to instill the old, traditional Italian family recipe for the next generation to carry on. Lauren’s family has been making homemade cavatelli for over 75 years. With flour and dough on the floor, and the youngest playing with a handful of it, we went to work and spent the afternoon rolling out nine pounds of pasta for our upcoming holiday feast. When asked by the little one’s why we were taking so much time to do this, we explained that we were taught some of best tasting foods are made from scratch.  We hope you enjoy sharing our Christmas tradition with your family as much as we do with ours!

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eyeshadow palette

eyeshadow palette

Eyeshadow Shades:

3D Metal Eye Shadows:

Dubai (a smoky bronze)
Fling (a sparkly cranberry)
24K (a lavish gold)
Rose Gold (a lustworthy rose gold)
Trust Fund (a ritzy copper)
Amp (a vintage gold)

Chromatic Pressed Pearls Eye Shadows:

Angelic (a sweet pink with gold reflections)
Moon Dust (an astral gold illumination)

Saturated Matte Eye Shadows:

Bossy (a statement-making maroon clay)
Flamingo (a dashing notice-me pink)
Shy (a delicate dusty pink)
BAE (a cream-colored base shadow)
Black Truffle (a decadent black-wet your brush for the darkest liner)
Suede (a smooth transition gray)
Coco (a bark brown)
Maneater (a ruthless mulberry)
Henna (a warm reddish-brown)
Sandalwood (an earthy deep tan)

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Huda Beauty Eyeshadow Palette-Rose Gold Edition

Huda Kattan, beauty guru and entrepreneur, debuts her Rose Gold Edition eyeshadow palette and her makeup expertise definitely shines through.  We’ve read that this palette is the perfect accessory for your eyes, and we agree it is, once you’ve passed the beginner stages.  The unique shadows in this palette include highly saturated mattes, chrome pressed pearls, and 3D metal shadows.  If you gravitate to the bold metallic or smoky eye, then this palette is calling your name.  Don’t worry though, if you want to scale it back and rock a more natural look, you can do that too.  For a night out on the town, just add one of the 3D metal shadows on top for an instant pop of color.  Just remember when applying any of these creamy metals use your finger for maximum color payoff,  NOT your eyeshadow brush!  You can even pull out the glitter glue for a little help with the application if needed. The mattes in this palette blend easily with barely any kick up.  We can get past the fact that there is no mirror included in packaging because it’s all about the product performance for us.  The versatility of this highly pigmented palette, designing, and creating different makeup looks is like none other.  The colors can double as eyeliner, blush, lipstick, and much more!

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eyeshadow palettes

eyeshadow palettes

eyeshadow palettes

Achieve bold, rich color with this special edition Anastasia Beverly Hills Master Palette by Mario. This lovely eyeshadow palette was created by celebrity makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic.   Mario is responsible for many of Kim Kardashian’s glamorous looks, which two of the shadows, the “Kim” and “Muse”, were named specifically for her.  At first glance, you will notice that this palette has a glam vibe due to the drop dead gorgeous colors, which we are completely drawn to.  The Master Palette offers twelve neutral and jewel-toned shades in a range from matte to metallic.  The colors of brown, bronze, green, and blue give a warm feeling to the palette. The black packaging with gold accents and mirror say, “Hello Hollywood!”  We find it great for that black tie affair or a simple everyday makeup look.  The double sided eyeshadow brush (flat shadow brush for placing and blending brush for blending) makes creating a subtle look or a smoky eye simple, plus it gives the ability to blend the shadows with ease.  The impressive texture of the shadows are soft and creamy like butter.  With other eyeshadow palettes, you many find yourself only using just a few of the colors.  We agree that every color in this palette is essential for everyday use and the color scheme of the palette works very well together.  Brown eyed girls, you’re going to love this palette!

Like other limited edition palettes, they tend to sell out very quickly, so it’s always best to get them close to their launch date. We knew this one wouldn’t last long at Sephora or Ulta, but our fingers are crossed that Anastasia Beverly Hills and Mario will bring it back soon for all of you beauty junkies.  Luckily, we found a few that are available on amazon.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Master Palette by Mario

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essential oil diffuser blends

dōTERRA®, which means “Gifts of the Earth”, is a wellness advocate that offers Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential oils, which are 100% pure and natural. These oils are delicately extracted from plants grown in ideal environments, which contain no fillers or artificial ingredients and are chemical free. The uses of Essential Oils are an alternative way of natural healing. With too many oils to mention (over 50 single and blended oils), we have listed some information on a few oils that are top sellers and the common ailments they would be used for. dōTERRA® not only offers Essential Oils, but a wide variety of other wellness products. We spent an afternoon with Vicky McLellan, an Independent Wellness Advocate for the company, who let us sample many of the oils.  Vicky offers a weekly wellness class in the Pittsburgh area, where she shares the many benefits of using essential oils. For more information on all the products offered by dōTERRA® you may visit their website at www.mydoterra.com/Vicky McLellan or contact Vicky for a consultation via her Facebook page at liveloveessentialoils!

Essential Oil Singles:

LAVENDER:

-To Calm or Relax, Eases muscle tension in the head or neck

-Soothes Skin Irritation such as Eczema, Burns, Bruises, Cuts, Poison Ivy

LEMON:

– Internal Cleanser

– Cleaning dishes/Laundry, Disinfecting, Cough, Gallbladder & Kidney Stones, Gum Removal, Hangover, Sore Throat

PEPPERMINT:

-Promotes Oral and Respiratory Health

-Allergies, Chronic Fatigue, Congestion, Diarrhea, Fever, Heartburn, Joint & Lower back pain, Poor Concentration, Tension Headache

Essesntial Oil Blends:

DIGESTZEN:

-Aids in digestion of foods

-Maintains healthy gastrointestinal tract

– Soothes upset stomach

PASTTENSE:

-Eases muscle tension in head and neck

-Helps reduce stress and anxiety

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Beauty Tips:

ON GUARD:

-1 drop in a bowl of water will clean your make-up brushes

FRANKINCENSE:

-Often called the “King of Oils”

-Helps with cellular repair, reduces acne, and protects skin cells

CINNAMON BARK:

-Place in lip gloss to plump lips

LAVENDER:

-A drop in mascara will strengthen, lengthen, and condition lashes

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