Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Empowering Women and Creating Beautiful Jewelry

Kenyan Necklaces

Recently I visited the Museum of Man at Balboa Park here in San Diego, where there is an "Empowering Women" exhibit.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Lady Soma's Somaluxe Moisturizer Review

Somatique Moisturizer by Lady Soma
As I get older I'm realizing that moisturizer has become my best beauty tool. It's not an option anymore. If I could go back in time and give my younger self just one beauty tip, it would be to wear moisturizer every day. But not just any moisturizer.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Meeting at the Beach Outfit

Spring Outfit

We've been having some unusually scorching weather here in San Diego this past week, which meant a weekly meeting with my fiance/business partner turned into a drive to La Jolla Cove. On this particular day we could see smoke from various fires up in the northern part of the county, and I was reminded to be grateful that my friends and family were safe.

Body Image: Have You Asked Yourself This Question?


In last month's issue of Oprah's magazine, there was a feature titled "20 Questions Every Woman Should Ask Herself". I highly recommend reading it and really taking the time to ponder each question. Get to know yourself more and understand who you really are as a person.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Why Is Weight Still An Issue?



Because of complaints, the lingerie store La Perla removed a mannequin from a store window - a mannequin so skinny that its ribs were showing.

If I had seen this mannequin a year ago, I would have thought it was offensive too. After all, we see enough skinny women in fashion magazines, and the more you see skinny women, the more you think that you should look that way too. I get that. That's one of the reasons why I stopped buying fashion magazines.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Easy and Natural-Looking Summer Makeup Looks

Summer 2014 Makeup from Essence Cosmetics and NARS

Looking for inspiration for natural-looking makeup looks?

If you know me, you know that I like to keep my makeup looks relatively simple and hassle-free. During the summer I keep it even more simple by forgoing mascara altogether and I usually just wear eye shadow for special nights on the town.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

San Francisco Road Trip Haul

Me in Union Square San Francisco
I left my heart...
It's been a whirlwind couple of weeks including a trip to Los Angeles to visit the Getty Villa and then a major road trip from San Diego to the Bay Area to visit with family. I'm actually still trying to recover even though I've been home for almost a week now.