Today I like to be inspired by a man. I also like to be encouraged. He wanted people to be equal. He also wanted us to remember the past… to learn from it, remember it, not repeat it.
I think in the society we are currently living in, Dr. King’s words should speak out in volumes. No, let’s make that SCREAM out in full-volume. Show love people. Be love. Even when someone does wrong to you. Remember what they did, don’t allow them to repeat it, but let them know you have love in your heart.
But I beg to differ! You are a beautiful just the way you are!
What I hope to do is give you the opportunity to highlight that beautiful and bring the shine up full-dial.
What better way than to start with the foundation of your make up? AVON has partnered up with a Korean beauty product call, The Faceshop. And to be totally honest, I am completely blown away with this line!
Let’s go back a few months…
In October I was looking for some higher quality foundation. Don’t get me wrong. I really like my normal AVON foundation, but it wasn’t giving me the “WOW” factor I was wanting. See, my son was getting married in November, and being Mother-Of-The-Groom, I wanted to look my part. Not to mention I was helping with the wedding… planning, decorating, food, and on and on. So I didn’t want to look like a hot mess. Hahahahahaha.
So I started looking around. *gasp* I know. I know. HOW DARE I?!? But I wanted the full coverage, stay on all day, I don’t care what you are doing, you look GOOD girl foundation that some of the other brands have.
That’s when AVON announced that they were pairing up with The FaceShop, a Korean makeup brand. *And a choir of angels SANG!*
You guessed it. I put my order in as soon as I could and… I could not be more happier with the result! But don’t take my word for it!!! Check out a few videos I have on my YouTube channel showing you the primer and the liquid foundation:
Needless to say, I have been using The FaceShop ever since!
I plan on adding more videos of the different FaceShop products I have been using. And maybe, just maybe, I’ll show you a side by side comparison video. Well, see.
Let me know what you think. What other products would you like to see me feature.
I like to start off the new year reevaluating what I’m doing. What are there things I like? What don’t I do anymore? Have I added anything over the past year? Do I need to revise my media cards? Does my website need to be revamped? Is everything up to date?
On and on the questions could go.
So my marketing tip for today is to see where you are with what you are already doing? What do you need to do? If you are starting out, see what you need to do. Look around and see how others share their projects and services.
One thing I have learned is there isn’t ONE certain thing everyone needs to do to be successful. Everyone has their own “thing” to offer. See what that can be and talk about your strengths.
Let me know what are some of the things you would like to do in 2020 to bring your work into focus.
So it’s a new day, a new year, a new decade! I can honestly say I’m glad to see 2019 go. Last year taught me many things, whether I wanted it to or not. One thing I have learned though is how to keep moving forward.
Check out my video where I give my thoughts on this past year and the one we are stepping into.
Oh yeah. I’m singing. I’m rocking. I’m ready to get this ball of yarn rolling. *laughter* I hope you are as excited as I am on learning how to crochet.
BUT (you know I’ve got to insert my big ol’ butt here), but you need to get the basics down first.
You have your supplies… CHECK
You know how to tie a slip knot… CHECK
Now you’ll need to know how to create a foundation chain. ALL projects have a foundation chain. You can either create the chain first. As we will learn how to do in my video. OR you can create the chain along with your first row. Which is more advanced and I have finally learned how to do the single crochet foundation chain stitch. Woot! Woot! *throws hands in the air and waves them around like I don’t care*
So grab your hook and yarn. Let’s get a chaining…
Thanks for visiting everyone. Remember to continue to chain during the week. A few times a day for only a few minutes will get you results. The more you go through the routine, the more you will become more comfortable.
Next week we will begin to do single crochet (sc) stitches!
You class (or child) has finished reading a book. Would you like to keep the excitement of the words going? Or maybe show how what they have read can relate to the world around them? Taking it beyond the book shows reluctant readers that books carry into the world. It also shows bookies that just because the covers close doesn’t mean that world has ended.
ACTIVITIES are only one way to go. Think outside the box.
Did you read about an animal? Why not create a diorama to showcase their living habitat? Have an adventure? Create a scavenger hunt with items mentioned in the story. You can also do paintings/drawings, create mazes, cards, etc.
Once you begin to incorporate a book into every day life, you will begin to recognize activities that will continue the storyline you are reading on.
I am in the process of creating activities for each of my books. Now depending on the age level, will depend on the content you will need to create to go along with the books.
The most important thing is to encourage the love of literacy while expanding beyond the book and opening eyes.
I don’t know about you, but I’ve noticed how some people’s make-up looks flawless. The beauty of it amazes me. I know most don’t actually DO their own make-up, but still… someone does!
Make Up Artists have all sorts of different tools they use to apply make-up to their models. One thing they use is an Applicator/Blender. Now these ARE NOT the blenders from the 80s! Do you remember those?!!!? You know, those little white triangle. UGH! They soaked up more product than they put on your face!
So here I am… AVON Lady… with a blender available. So I decided to give it a try. Check out my review video:
The Deets From AVON:
Avon Pro Flawless Makeup Applicator
A flawless finish! The Avon Pro Flawless Makeup Applicator features soft, suede-like texture which blends makeup seamlessly for a flawless finish. The unique shape helps eliminate visible lines and streaks.
FEATURES • Wide, rounded area for overall face coverage and bendability • Pointed end for hard to reach or delicate areas, such as under eyes, or near nose and mouth • Can be used for foundation, blush, powder, etc. • Non-Latex PU • 2 1/8″ X 1 1/4″
TO USE • Prior to application, dampen Avon Pro Flawless Makeup Applicator with water and remove the excess. This prevents foundation from being absorbed into sponge • Dip the Avon Pro Flawless Makeup Applicator into your fave Avon liquid or cream foundation • Gently tap on face in a stippling motion
If you would like to purchase your own applicator/blender, please feel free to purchase from my online store. Let me know if you have any questions.
The first thing to learn to start crocheting is how to tie a slip knot. A slip knot that easily slides back and forth will allow enough room to pull through yarn, yet have enough tension to keep your stitch even.
Check out this video where I show you five different ways to tie a slip knot:
Now remember, those are not the only way to tie a slip knot. If one of those didn’t work for you, do a search on YouTube and see what else is out there. There are a few things to remember:
Find something you are comfortable with.
Don’t be afraid to try different techniques.
Have fun with it!
I hope that video helps you. Let me know what you think! Also get ready, because I will begin showing you how to make a chain AND be consistent next!