In April I was one of the lucky people selected by Influencer to test the Neutrogena Naturals Purifying Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes. I received a complimentary package to test out in the mail. The package says, “Made from 100% renewable fiber, these ultra soft wipes are clinically proven to completely remove dirt, oil and makeup, targeting even the most stubborn long-wearing and waterproof makeup.” I love 100% natural beauty products because my skin leans on the sensitive side. I admit though I was a bit skeptical about the Cleansing Towelettes removing long-wearing and waterproof makeup. Read on to watch my 30 day review and learn about the Neutrogena #WipeForWater Movement.
This past April I challenged all My Pocketful of Thoughts’ readers to shine light on their beauty. Men and women alike can get caught up in life and all that it entails. We get super busy and things that were once a priority change up. We also get into routines that are reshaped over and over again to get out every single possible minute of the day doing something. Do you ever find yourself running around without giving your appearance a second thought?
Good morning loves! How are you looking today, FABULOUS right? If you’re just tuning in a few weeks ago, in April’s #Frumpy2Fab Challenge, I challenged everyone to step up their game! Some of us, ladies AND gents, get comfortable at home or at work and we let appearance slide. I am SUPER guilty of this. After having several conversations with some of my friends on the topic, we decided to do something about it. Of course I have to take you along for the ride! Are you taking the challenge? There’s still plenty of time to jump in!
If you are taking the challenge make sure you’re tagging @djrelat7 and #Frumpy2Fab on Instagram or Twitter!
Today on My Pocketful of Thoughts we’re talking about tips to shop like a Fashionista. I was having this conversation with the Traveling Guru Brandi from Mama Knows It All and I told her a few of the tips and tricks that I’ve learned over the years. So…if you want to shop like a fashionista, head on over to Mama Knows It All where I am Guest Writing. Click to read How To Shop Like A Fashionista!
Happy Shopping ladies and gentlemen!
By: Jackie Clark
Fashion can speak volumes when it comes to making a woman feel empowered, confident and beautiful. All that it takes is simply giving yourself and extra five minutes in the morning to apply a new lipstick or try on a bold pair of heels to instantly boost self-esteem. However in life we face many obstacles, and if you are diagnosed with a cancer such as mesothelioma from asbestos exposure, you can easily lose sight of keeping up with your daily appearance. Yet don’t let the illness take hold of the beautiful woman you are, fight back and employ these simple beauty techniques to get the sexy, bold woman in you back!
There’s nothing like a new outfit to make a woman feel great about herself and gain a little pep in her step in the morning. Switch up your daily wardrobe up by trying something different; even if it is not purchasing a new outfit, mix and match to change up your style. Shopping for clothes can be an exhilarating experience because you can see yourself in a completely different light. Treat yourself to something you have had your eye on so you can feel fabulous the next time you wear it in public. The great thing about fashion is there is something out there for every woman, of every size, age, color and every background no matter what illness you have.
Hair and Makeup
Having your hair and makeup done can make you feel more beautiful about yourself because you can instantly get a new look. Wearing makeup does not mean that you have to completely change your appearance; the key to makeup is to simply enhance your own natural features to give you that glowing, healthy look everyone wants. There are numerous ways you can style your hair and if you are itching for a change, simply get your hair cut in a different way than you have ever had before whether it is layering the frame of your face or going brown to blonde. Grab a magazine the next time you’re out at the grocery store and pick your favorite celebrities hairstyle and bring it to your next hair appointment. By trying something different it can be fun to have the look of someone you’ve always admired!
Getting your nails done is one of the simplest and yet one of the most uplifting fashion techniques you can employ. Pick a vibrant color if you’re feeling down or a deep red to bring out the vixen in you. When your nails are done, you instantly feel better about yourself, on top of the fact that being pampered for those 20 minutes is an extremely relaxing experience.
Fashion is one of the best things to lift your spirits. Nothing makes a woman more alive and empowered than looking beautiful. It is a proven fact that when you look good you feel great too; so wake up excited to put on your favorite outfit and throw on a pair of vibrant heels or a sophisticated, bold necklace. Give yourself the opportunity to look and feel your best despite what your feeling on the inside. There are a number of ways you can incorporate fashion into your daily life to make you feel more optimistic and confident, so get out there and try them! LADIES–What is your favorite styles and how do they make you feel beautiful?!
Jackie joined the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance in 2009 as research assistant after graduating with a bachelor’s degree in English. Jackie’s interest in health and wellness spawned into a passion for fashion from her desire to treat her body well. Jackie saw the power in fashion and how it can enhance a woman’s overall self-esteem. As a result of this, Jackie was able to blend her experience in technical and medical research to assist in the development of medical content and outreach efforts, with specializations in alternative care, cancer support programs, and social media campaigns. To learn more about Jackie follow her blog and writings at the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance Blog.
If you read Happy Valentine’s Day Week then you might recall me mentioning the class my boyfriend and I took this past January. I’ve always been fond of creating new memories….of creating opportunities to start off the conversation with ‘Remember when we…’. While I know that he loves the watch I got him for Christmas, it might not bring him the same warm feeling of closing his eyes and bringing forth the images of seeing me with a camera around my neck, smiling back at him. He is a photographer; he has this way with the camera, and that always AWEs me. It seems to come naturally for him, so effortless. It couldn’t just be any class to pick for him. I wanted to give him someone’s perspective, that wasn’t his.
Tomorrow we’ll get to see his favorite shots, during another of his installments for Story Time Saturday. For today though we’ll get to experience together what I took from the class.
Judith Farber, the photographer from Sundays In New York, taught the class how to adjust ISO and WHITE BALANCE. While most cameras have the feature to change the ISO and White Balance settings based on the lighting situation of your subject automatically, it is good to know how to do this manually.
To be totally honest, I had no idea what any of that stuff meant at first. I remembered hearing the terms from when I took a class back in high school but that has been many moons ago. For the short time we were at Grand Central Station I quickly guessed which way to go for more light, or less light. It really takes time to devote to learning it to truly get that skill down. Daniel seemed to have no problem with this and I secretly wanted to trip him for being the teacher’s pet. What I did walk away with was a new way of looking at things in general. Judith taught us to see the beauty in everything our eyes laid upon. The woman who leaned across the wall of yellow phones, the intricate design of a metal mesh wall, or the fast paced swish that a New Yorker left behind them as they walked across the room; they all possessed a beauty to them.
Photos don’t only have to be about capturing happy moments but be about exposing all of life’s beauty.
If you happen to live in the NYC area, this class is definitely worth the travel. I got this deal on Daily Candy for Sundays In New York It’s no longer available. There was two offerings, 1.) Two Hour Photography Workshop and 2.) One Hour Private Photo Critiquing Session. Either would be a great gift for yourself or a loved one!
May You see the BEAUTY around you!
How do you capture it?
To read a writing piece by Judith Farber visit the OpenCenter.org!