January 17, 2010

How we can help Haiti


The devastation in Haiti has left me feeling obligated to do my share.
As the images and news keep coming in I get emotional and wonder how we can help.
The following link is a fabulous source of information and a great blog called Pedro's Island.

There are many opportunites to use your helping hands and raise awareness.
It only takes a few minutes and it will help save a life.
Together we can lean on each other and show our solidarity.
These images speak the truth and are far from being beautiful.

"How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world."quote by Anne Frank

Sending lots of love from Paris,



January 4, 2010

Happy New Year! Out with the old and in with the new you

  Out with the old and in with the new you


Happy New Year from Paris!  If you're like me, you may be motivated to trim down immediately after all the holiday goodies!  I felt snug in my skirt so I decided to get back on track!
There are easy ways to create a slimmer look depending on the shape of your face.
Don't worry about your double chin, you'll be fine if you get back into the swing of things.
Here are a few makeup tips on how to slim your face..
Concentrate on your eyes with a nice shadow-liner-mascara combination that draws attention to your personality.
When you get ready for blush, there are certain things you need to know to get that slimming effect you're looking for.  Choose your blush according to your skin tone. Rosy and warm or peachy tones.
Apply your darkest color right below your cheekbone using a proper blush brush.  Nothing too big like a loose powder brush or you'll have trouble.  Gently glide your brush upwards going into the hairline but not too high.  To create the slimming illusion, follow with a lighter blush tone slightly over darker tone area..
Finish your look with a nice fresh lipgloss or lipstick to go with the colors you've selected.