Summer 2014 Date Night Beauty

  One of my favorite looks to do for a cool spring/summer night dinner with ????? It is clean, young, and mysterious! Here is the breakdown using all @inkcosmetics products.  Get yours at http://www.shopinkcosmetics.com! What you need: Apply Shadow Primer … Continue reading

Summer 2014 Hand Care

Summer is within arms reach!  Here is a quick and easy at home tip to help make your lands look younger. Ingredients: Juice of 1/2 Lemon 2 drops Licorice Root Extract 2 tbsp Sugar 2 tbsp Olive Oil Directions: Combine ingredients … Continue reading

Cuddle Time

Cuddling is the best way to show your affection.  It is proven that physical affection reduces stress and increases happiness.  Sometimes taking a minute to look at each other and reconnect is worth much more than any gift. Set your … Continue reading

Weekend Fashion, Fun, and Friends

  This weekend I decided to go for “no plan down time.”  This meant, I went wherever my heart desired.  I started it off by chilling at the lake house Friday night with a little paint, canvas, and “Peanuts.”  My … Continue reading

Feeling Good

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It has been 9 months since I decided to start this blog and I am so grateful for the support.  This past week was pretty interesting.  I learned a lot about people.  Some things good, some bad.  The military has … Continue reading

Red Beauties

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Question: Hi Anna, I have seen posts going around social media regarding bold red lipsticks.  How should I wear the color? Answer:  It is easier than you think.  Bottom line is to keep it simple.  Your eye makeup should be … Continue reading

Gratitude

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WOW! What a month.  I have been through a lot. My personal life included a death scare, personal illness, family trauma, and family miracle.  My work… unappreciative/selfish leadership, awesome peer support, and a new outlook at how I will deal … Continue reading

Forever Young!

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A lot has happened in the past few weeks.  I am awaiting yet another cancer check after a scare, which I am convinced, is work/stressed induced.  Without disclosing too much information about my work environment, I can say this… I … Continue reading

Gone CAMPING!

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Did the word camping just come out of my mouth? Never did I think I would be telling Mini Me to pack her bag and hygiene kit to go camping!  That just happened!  I am taking Mini Me on a … Continue reading

Bed, bath and Mommyhood

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Today was a bit stressful.  I woke up with the worst headache and neck strain ever! I need a new freaking pillow!  I made the mistake of sleeping on my down feather pillow last night.  UGH!  (Side note: Thanks Mini … Continue reading

Anna’s Beauty Picks

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The heat is here and trying to keep that city chic look in the sunshine can be hard to achieve.  I recommend you try products that last all day.  Here are my current favorite product picks to kick off the … Continue reading

Everything’s Peachy

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I am loving everything in the peachy coral tones.  For some reason this color makes me smile.  Plus it makes my not so suntanned skin look tanner!  So, I am trending this color all by myself at the moment.  I … Continue reading

Setting Your SMART Goals

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I can be a bit of a worry wart.  At night I have a terrible time getting to sleep.  I stay up thinking about the things I did during the day, and let me tell you, everyday is never the … Continue reading

Eat Fresh: My Meal Delivery

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My dear fashion/style expert and amazingly beautiful friend Jess Zaino (JZ) shared a post Gwyneth shared on goop promoting a few of her favorite meal delivery services. And while a $60 all vegan diet may be too rich for our blood, I was … Continue reading

What?…A Men’s Eye Cream?

O.k. guys, here it is.  Our first men’s product review!  I want to talk about Nivea’s Men’s Revitalizing Q10 Eye Gel.  Yes, a man’s eye cream, and yes, it works!  Look, I too thought, “not gonna wear make up”, but … Continue reading