Sorry guys, I’m going to be a disappointment this week. I didn’t try any of the tips I listed last week. I’m lying. I tried out the Bobbi Brown tricks for luminous skin. I’ve been using a YSL concealer under eyes along with my luminizer. I opted out of using dark shadows all of last week ( a big feat!) and used beautiful shimmery hues on the inside corners. It made me look youthful.
I’ve also set aside two tea tins to organize my makeup! The reason I haven’t organized anything, or tried anything as it relates to the home, is because half my life is in boxes right now. I’m still looking for an apartment. We put in an offer on yet another place, and the owners decided they too do not want a tenant with pets.
Walter, our 4-year-old Brittany, seems to be the point of contention in a lot of these deals. I can’t help but feel a bit hopeless about the state of NYC’s pet policies. Such a shame. Dear apartment investors/owners/lessors: Dogs do not eat walls/doors/windows/whatever other stuff composes the foundation of an apartment. You may have a bigger security deposit from me if you think my dog will break your oven. I’m confident that he will not give a crap about doing anything in the apartment other than sleep.
I promise I’ll report back on the rest of the tips as soon as we’ve finalized our move. Right now things are a little hectic, and I’m having trouble balancing work and personal life.
Top 5 Style Tips This Week:
“You can firm facial skin that’s beginning to sag with a handheld device (for at-home or doctor’s use) that emits very low-level electrical currents.” Y’all, I need this for my cheek sag. I’m feeling the gravity. (Tip via Dr. Oz The Good Life Jan/Feb 2016 Issue // Photo by Steven Klein for Love Magazine, via Vogue)[/columnize]
Revitalize your elevator pitch with these tips from Robyn Hatcher: “1. Don’t start with your name. Instead, ask a question or tell a personal story. 2. Don’t say your title. Instead, tell your audience what sets you apart. 3. Don’t rely on facts and figures (they won’t make your pitch memorable). Instead, use vivid language to help people understand how your business can save them time or money.”
If you’re struggling with your brows, visit Benefit’s Brow Genie (benefitbrowgenie.com) to get your ideal shape! The tool scans your face and determines the ideal brow template. You can even see the before and after with the new shape based on your face structure! I did this last night before bed and found that I’ve been plucking my brows too far apart. Boo.
“Messproof a DIY mani by swiping lip balm along your cuticles first. It creates a barrier, so polish doesn’t get onto skin.” Or be like me and paint your finger, then laugh it off and tell people your (nonexistent) child did it.
“As part of my pre-bed routine, I put 1/4cup steel-cut oats and 1 cup water in a slow cooker and set it on low. In the morning, it’s done, ready for cinnamon, berries, chia seeds, and a few dark chocolate chips. It’s like having a huge cookie right out of the over, except it’s good for me!” Eating a cookie also works if you have no concerns over health.