Make Your Teeth Look Whiter

Tip:

Wear a red lipstick that has a cooler tone (blues and purples) to make your teeth appear whiter.

Wearing MK Red Lipstick and MK Sparkle Berry Nourishine Lip Gloss

Why?

Because when teeth “yellow” their color becomes warmer and when you use a lipstick that has a cool tone it will counteract the warm and neutralize the color of your teeth making them appear whiter. By wearing a warm red that has more of an orangey undertone, it will bring out the yellowing of your teeth more.

WEARING MK Really RED LIPSTICK AND MK Rock n’ Red NOURISHINE LIP GLOSS

 

How To Hide Blemishes

We all get those annoying and unsightly little face demons that will pop up when we least expect it. If you have to hide them, here is the best way to do so.

Step 1

Cleanse your skin.

Step 2

Use a green concealer to cover the blemish. Green is the opposite of red/pink on the color wheel so it will conceal the redness better than a normal concealer would on its own.

Step 3

Add your regular concealer on top of the green.

Step 4

Make sure you dab and pat the both concealers so they’ve blended together.

Step 5

Top it off with some powder. It will set the concealer in place and add the final touch for coverage.

Unfortunately, we can’t just poof the raised bumps away, but at least we can conceal the redness.

Make sure that you allow your skin to breathe. Blemishes are less likely to go away and heal if they can’t do it properly. Keep your face clean and free from makeup as much as possible.

 

Blogging Essentials

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Hey lovelies!

So I wanted to share with you my must have blogging essentials that get me through the week so here is a behind the scenes for the curious and a helpful list for anyone out there that is interested in blogging.

Computer & Internet Access & a Blogging Platform

I guess it’s all sort of wrapped into one. You need a place to work from where you can publish your content and connect with people. For me personally, my essential is my MacBook. I’m a ridiculous Apple fan and the interface/OS is just so fresh, efficient, and inspiring. When you surround yourself with beautiful things, it’s easier to be inspired to create beautiful things. That’s not to say you should run out and buy Apple just because it has a pretty design. Your computer choice should be based on your budget and needs.

Notebook

I carry a notebook around with me everywhere. I jot down notes, things that inspire me, ideas, and I record any tips that I get from people. Maybe this is the Notes section in your phone or on your computer, but I just can’t get away from holding a pen in my hand and actually writing something down on paper.

Planner

I can’t stress enough how important it is to have a schedule and game plan for your day, week, month, etc. It’s a LIFE SAVER. It’s important to figure out when you’re posts are publishing, when you’re writing posts, when you’re photographing, when you’re filming, when you’re editing, and the list goes on and on. There are a lot of tasks and responsibilities to keep track of. I keep track of it with my Daily Plan Sheet and with my Passion planner.

Vision Board

You need to have an idea of what you want to come out of your blog. What does the lifeline of your blog look like? What do your goals look like and when do you want to accomplish those goals? I have a Vision Board with pictures and text that remind me of my dreams, goals, and vision not just for Good Morning, Lovely, but for my own life as well.

Phone & Ipad

Calendar. Alarm. Reminders. Notes. Social Networking. Email. Clients and Contacts. Oh. My. Gosh. Talking about the holy grail. This is my ultimate tool. It gives me internet on the go and I have everything in one place. But I’m sure you can relate.

Camera

Pictures are SO important. A picture is worth a thousand words and now that social media is dependent on imagery, creating beautiful, eye catching pictures that are pin worthy are worth the time and money investment. This doesn’t mean you need a high end camera, you just need a camera. If you’re confident that you can take beautiful photos on your iPhone, go for it. Sure, they aren’t going to be the best of the best in quality, but it’s not always about the camera. Invest in your knowledge and take a class or learn more about photography.

Tripod

If you’re shooting a video or need to avoid camera shake then this is a necessity. Of course, if need be, you can create a makeshift one from a chair, laundry basket, and stack of books like I had to do one time when I forgot my tripod. :)

Photo Editing Software

I’m a Photoshop gal myself, but any photo editing software works as long as you know how to navigate and do what you need to do. I’ve heard Gimp is a great free photo editing software that is very similar to Photoshop.

Video Editing Software

Video is another direction you can take your blog in. It’s a great way for your audience to connect with you on a more personal level. I use Final Cut Pro X to edit my videos now, but I grew up working on Windows Movie Maker and iMovie when I switched to Apple; both have served me well.

& Last but not least some jamming tunes and your beverage of choice

It’s said that listening to music helps keep you focused and get work done faster. As far as your beverage, who doesn’t need a tea break?

 

Loving It: Passion Planner

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It’s been about a month since my long awaited Passion Planner finally arrived. I had high expectations when I got it and let me say … it’s lived up to those expectations and beyond. This planner is designed to help you gain clarity in setting goals, developing a timeline, and figuring out what you need to do in order to reach those goals. The thought process is truly spectacular. Here’s a sneak peak into the goal training that Passion Planner provides. There are so many features and design elements in this planner I’ve never seen before that really sets it apart from other planners. The encouraging quotes, weekly challenges, and monthly reflections make it so personal. I love that it’s not just a place to record your schedule, but it’s a place to write your to do lists, hold yourself accountable, and truly chase after your passions.

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“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”

- Eleanor Roosevelt (quote from Passion Planner)

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A planner is only as good as the person who utilizes it, but if you utilize this then I think you will be pleased with the results. The creators know the value of this tool so much that they even have free downloadable templates that you can get at www.PassionPlanner.com.

What are your thoughts about the Passion Planner? Is it something you would use?

Paradise Calling Spring 2015 Collection & GIVEAWAY!!!

Mary Kay launched their new spring 2015 collection so appropriately titled Paradise Calling which is perfect for anyone traveling for Spring Break or going on vacation. I thought I would do a fun little unboxing of all the products for you so can get a closer look at them. I think my favorite products from this collection are the Tiki Hut whipped eye color and the Exotic Orchid Lip Shine, but I’m absolutely in love with all the color choices. The nail polish colors go so well together if you wanted to do a fun nail look with the three of them. Hope you enjoy and stay tuned until the end to find out what the giveaway is and how you can enter!

All of the makeup products from the Mary Kay Paradise Calling Spring 2014 Collection. If you fell in love with something, get it soon because products are selling out fast and this is a limited edition collection. It only will be around for a couple more months:

Moisturizing Spray Lotion: sold out (enter the giveaway to win it!)

Tiki Hut Whipped Eye Color

Sea Foam Whipped Eye Color

Lagoon Nail Polish

Exotic Orchid Nail Polish

Tropical Mandarin Nail Polish

Exotic Orchid Lip Shine

Tropical Mandarin Lip Shine

Sunbaked Lip Shine
Give Away Rules:
Must be located in the United States
Must be 18 years older
1. Share this video
2. Follow me on Twitter (@dreamersshutter)
3. Comment on this video telling me what your favorite product is

I will announce the winner on April 1st if this video has 2,000 views by March 31st.

World’s Most Powerful Facial

I can’t get enough of my Bentonite Clay and Apple Cider Vinegar with all their amazing health benefits.  If you’re like me, I think I’m going to make your day with a recipe for the “World’s Most Powerful Facial” only using those two ingredients. You can use this clay not only as a facial, but in body wraps, clay baths, foot soaks, and chilled for knee packs.

What You’ll Need:

Directions:

  1. Pour equal amounts of the clay and apple cider vinegar into a plastic or wooden bowl. You don’t need that much. A little goes a long way, but you can always add more of either if needed.
  2. Mix together with a plastic or wooden spoon until it becomes a smooth paste.
  3. Apply a full layer to your face.
  4. For sensitive skin, let it dry for 5-10 minutes. For normal skin, let it dry for 15-20 minutes.
  5. Remove with warm water.

What Makes It the “World’s Most Powerful Facial”?

  • You can feel the mask working because it will pull and tighten on your skin with pulsations.
  • There are so many uses for it from acne to insect bites.
  • The clay pulls toxins and impurities from the skin.
  • Removes dirt for a deep pore cleansing.

When Should You Throw Makeup Away?

That mascara has been sitting in your cosmetic drawer forever. You can’t even remember where you got it let alone when you bought it. Should you even use it? Well, here’s the low down of expiration dates for makeup and when you should hit the trash can with them.

LIPSTICK & LIP GLOSS

Get rid of them sooner if you see them change color or if they lose moisture.

Life Time: 1 year

MASCARA

As soon as mascara is opened oxygen fills the tube and starts growing bacteria.

Life Time: 3 months

EYELINER

To preserve eyeliners, pencils should be sharpened and cleaned regularly.

Life Time: 3 months

FOUNDATION

Unopened foundation can last up to two years, but if you’re using it on the reg then you should keep it for a year max.

Life Time: 6-24months

POWDER

Don’t keep powders in the bathroom where there is humidity or any water in the air. They need to be kept in a dry place.

Pressed powder can last up to 2 years and loose powder can last up to 3 years.

Life Time: 2-3 years

CONCEALER

Toss it sooner if you see a color change, but liquid concealers last up to a year and cream sticks last up to two.

Life Time:  1-2 years

BLUSH

Cream blushes have a shorter life span than powders. One year for creams and up to 3 max for powders.

Life Time: 1-3 years