Welcome Lady Goddesses

I welcome you to my home of beauty. It is here that I will show all things beautiful. Give you health hints to make you hand beautiful, share make-up tips and the beauty of the world outside. Please if you have a question on or about your life, I am your Dear Abby or maybe a tip or two on products or the best places of beauty, or even your own beauty. Here we are all goddesses and we should help each other to be that way.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

New colors to play with!

Oh guess what the makeup fairy brought me......yup! My Aromaleigh collections! Oooooo, they are hot, hot, hot..... So we are going to play a game. Look closely at the my eyelid and try to guess the colors that I have on. Here is a hint: I am wearing 11 colors.

It took me about a half hour to pick the colors...then another half hour to put the shadows on. Good luck!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

The Spirit of Eyes

The one thing that I know I got going for me is my eyes. In the sun they sparkle and catch light, the one problem for me is that this quickly blinds me. But still I like to let them glisten.

So this post is just on some of the photos of my eyes.

Told you they glisten...

Just lavender and no mascara, I forgot it.....

I love this one, it shows some of the brown in my eyes. Believe it or not, when I was younger my eyes were more brown than green. As I have gotten older, they actually change with the season or the eyeshadows I choose.

Try this one, I love the pink tips of mascara....

So there are some. Later, I want to do some really dramatic colors.....temptation, temptation.....

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Self-Esteem Issues

Taking pictures of myself is really hard for me. When I look in my photos, I see all the flaws in my beauty. Beauty, vanity, and youth words that don't go well when put together. I see the obesity in my face and in my neck...don't get me started on my body. Low self-esteem is an addiction that I face every day. I call it "the voice of let downs". When I think I look my best, it is the little voice that speaks back and tells me how horrible I look....or how I will never amount to much...or how awlful I am as a person.....oh, and my personal favorite....you look like a person wearing a intertube around your waist (I fat).

Many women and teenage girls hear some of these same words over and over again and don't know how to respond at first. But over time, they begin to counter-act the words, by unreasonable diet, outrageous exercise routines, over use of make-up products (guilty), chem peels, lipo, reductions, enhancements, lifts, tucks....and the list goes on.

So how did we get this way? A lot of it we get at those impressionable ages of our youth, we heard what people say about each other. Television is any psychologist, sociologist, and other mental personnel favorite target. How about Newspapers, Magazines, and now the Internet. As women, we are even bombarded by our mates....a constant barrage of snide remarks, jokes or just plain Jane blunt! Then our peers...yes, ladies....we are so cruel to others, just to make us feel better about ourselves.

So, how do we get past this.....try very hard ignore what you hear and see. You are not like those models, diet guru, beauty specialists and of course friends, family and mates. You are different from them, no two are alike, (unless you are a mirror twin and idential twin) lets face it you are unique and you have to believe that. You are your own Goddess of Beauty, no one can judge you, for they themselves see their own ugliness in the mirror.

I know it is hard, but that voice in our head is a liar and a manipulator. I hear that voice everyday and it is hard to ignore. I tells me that I am stupid and good for nothing. How can I get past that? I am working on it, I have to put those tapes out of my head...a good book that I read a few years ago called "Self Talk, Soul Talk: What to Say When You Talk to Yourself" by Jennifer Rothchild.

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Ok, there was my sales pitch....now on with the show....

Tapes in our head, as she refers to, are the ones we hear over and over in our heads. They become so loud that we only hear that tape. We have programed ourselves into listening to them and nothing else. Turning the volume down and recording new and positive things about ourselves to listen to. I still have found that I turn the volume down on the positive and listen to the negative. That recording will always be there and I will find its way into the current listening list.

So here is another one of these pictures that I am still searching for my beauty....

Enjoy the beauty!

Greens....I Love Greens

Ok, I have been really bored and tired of being sick. This is really getting old, so in this picture I am running a 102 degree fever and fed up with looking like a sick old lady. The hat in this picture is one of my hats that I just put into my collection of vintage hats.

When I want to feel better, I put on my greens. Recently I just received a nice order from Fyrinnae...I was not prepared for the beautiful colors....eye candy (excuse the pun).....glitter....rich color that grabs the light. This was my first order and I was astounded with the depth of the colors that I chose.

So Sunday, I found myself all alone in my wonderful home. My husband was golfing, daughter was off to the mountains. Thunder rolled in the background and the insistent whimpers coming from my dogs. They both become frighten children when the skys open up with the changing  of the warm and cold fronts coliding into one another. But I enjoy the change.

Now back to my greens. Let's just say that it did take me a while to get over shell shock and then decide my course artistry with the colors. Usually I am pretty good at colors, doing nails and putting art to them is not always an easy thing to do. So just like any kid at Christmas and just been handed the best toys in the world, I took my time and waited for the mood to strike.

I love the color....now to give you the formula.....hmmmmm....should I? Oh, I know you want it, so I will have to give you what you want. Or I know you won't leave me alone! But for now I will leave you in suspense......the lighing has to be just right.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The Goddess of Beauty: Shadow and Color

The Goddess of Beauty: Shadow and Color

Shadow and Color

Now recently, I have been asked, "I only use one color and look blah, so how do I choose the colors to put on?" Trust me, this is not the first time I have been asked that question. Why do women think that they can't get this kind of look? Now I am taken back by that. But I realize women in general, achieve things in their own way. Also not every woman has the knowledge on how to do make-up. Sometimes women get lucky and get it right away, then there are those who learn from their mothers (Trust me, my Mother got her style from the 50' and 60's. My high school homecoming night, I let her....well, I will think twice on that....LOL...I love my Mom.), then there are those who need to be shown or take up some tips. So here I am, the tipster, any thing ladies. I will try it or learn more about it, you ask me; I will go out of my to try it and I will post it for you. But you have to ask.

Honestly, it is alot easier than they think. Where does a woman start? Well, start with a second shade, usually one that compliments another color. For example: A dark brown and a light brown, dark green and a light green and so on and so forth. You get the idea, right? Once you start do this, then you wait for feed back. Listen closely, sometimes the complements come out in different ways.

Once you find two colors, then add a third, a forth and so on. I have been known to wear up to 6 colors at one time. To start or prep your eye area, use a primer. Right now I am using Mary Kay's eye primer. Which works alright. But I am still out there in search for the right one. Keep a watch out for a post on just primers.

In the pic above I have 5 colors on and in the pic below is the brands and colors I used.

Now you will notice, I will use other brands and not just stay with one brand. I look for the look first, then I go for price, and then go for quality for my money. Now MAC; http://www.maccosmetics.com/ is OK, but it would be my first choice, I choose it for the color and the dramatic effect that I can achieve. Jesse's Girl; http://www.jessesgirlcosmetics.com/  Now I really love this stuff. But only the shadows. They have some really glimmer to them, and the dark colors like the peacock color, better when you see it first hand. It is a true blue and can be mixed with other colors, like my greens. Now the Prestige powder; http://www.prestigecosmetics.com/...well you can see I like it a lot, and I do! I makes a great highlighter for your eyes. It also has speckles of gold flakes in it, which makes in a reusable color, over and over. Especially, the nightlife, holidays, or parties. But it can go well as day make-up as well.

That is what I search for when I buy colors; how much will I use the color and is the price worth breaking my husbands' credit card and deal with his wrath....LOL....He just told me, "Damn straight, princess!" Now I only wear my war paint, because I like to go to war with....noooo, nooo....just kidding, I wear it for myself and my self-esteem. (Which is my other addiction...another time.)

To feel good about yourself, sometimes you have to do things to make you feel good. I love doing my hair, my nails and my make-up. They make me feel special. Another way I do this is helping others with their nails, hair and make-up makes a day wonderful to me.

So now....get out there and experiment. Trust me, you are a pro at putting make-up on. You know what look you want to achieve, so believe you can do it. You are the Goddess of  Beauty, so work it, baby!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

How does beauty become so much work, I always heard that beauty comes naturally...so where can I buy some of that?