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Sleeping Beauty 

Sleeping Beauty – The Russian Ballet 

I’m going to see Sleeping Beauty tonight at the Florida Theatre in Jacksonville, FL. Show starts at 7pm, but my husband and I will be there promptly at 6. I just love the ballet, and the Russian Ballet is one of the most talented and disciplined ballet’s in the world. And I have tickets! My husband is more than just a trooper, he enjoys the show himself, too. I’m so greatful for that. Most men would complain or just would not take their women to see ballets, operas or Broadway shows. I’m about to start getting ready…. I will post pictures tomorrow 

“The Russian National Ballet Theater is bringing a full-length classical performance of the classic fairy tale Sleeping Beauty to Florida Theater!”

“In 1989 Sergei Radchenko (former star of the Bolshoi Ballet) formed the Russian National Ballet Company (the parent company of the Russian National Ballet Theater). With the support of the government and Sergei’s visionary leadership, training, and experience, the Company quickly became popular in the USSR as well as abroad. As Russian National Ballet Theater’s success grew, Sergei and his wife Elena Radchenko (former premiere ballerina of the Mariinsky-Kirov Theatre and the Bolshoi Theatre) created another company called the Moscow Festival Ballet. With their combined knowledge and experience, both companies soon became famous as people got the opportunity to experience one of Russia’s great cultural heritages: classical Russian ballet. The companies’ repertoire includes many ballet masterpieces such as Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Romeo and Juliet, and many more. Sleeping Beauty has a special place in the Russian National Ballet Theater’s repertoire as it’s one of the most lavish theatrical events of all time. The first performance of Sleeping Beauty took place in St. Petersburg in 1890 and was a spectacular illustration of the Russian Imperial style at its zenith. To this day it remains the cornerstone of the Russian National Ballet Theatre’s repertoire.”

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Chelsea Handler’s $3000 Anti-Aging Remedy: Will It Make You Look 5-10 Years Younger? — Hollywood Life

Chelsea Handler looks like a different person in her latest Instagram pic, and it’s due to her ProFractional laser treatment.

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Essential Oils for Beauty

Essential Oils for Beauty

“Your skin deserves to be pampered by products as natural as your beauty. We invite you to discover the luxury of essential oils, the centuries-old secret of radiant-looking skin, lustrous hair, and an ageless-looking complexion. Our pure, carefully distilled essential oils and essential oil-infused products are free from harmful chemicals and are formulated to help you reveal your most confident self.”

“From volumizing and moisturizing hair care and orchid-infused skin products, Young Living is proud to offer advanced formulas that emphasize the healthy-looking glow you were born with.”


“Don’t let the appearance of spots and fine lines hold you back. Essential oils, an ancient beauty secret, are perfect for soothing away the appearance of spots and fine lines, the visible signs of aging, and restoring a radiant-looking complexion. Our advanced skin care formulas contain none of the harsh chemicals and all of the essential oil power that can help you rediscover your natural beauty. Find a place in your daily routine for these effective products.”

*Here’s a list of all essential oils and their ailments

Facial Care

“Our skin care products are designed to deliver all the results you want, without the harmful ingredients you don’t. Moisturize, cleanse, and nourish with essential oils that support your skin naturally:”

Bath and Body

“Start your day with the beautiful scents of natural Young Living bath and body products for the entire family. Free from toxic ingredients, and including everything from shower gel to toothpaste, these exclusive products are designed to deliver the luxury of premium products and the benefits of essential oils:”

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DIY – Makeup Setting Spray

DIY – Makeup Setting Spray

“Get a smooth, dewy, long-lasting makeup look with this essential oil-infused DIY Makeup Setting Spray. With just three ingredients—all of them naturally derived—it can be made at a fraction of the cost of retail brands. This homemade Makeup Setting Spray can also be easily customized to your skin’s needs: add Frankincense essential oil for normal skin, Geranium essential oil or Tea Tree essential oil for oily skin, and Myrrh essential oil for dry skin.”


  1. 2 ounces water
  2. ½ tablespoon vegetable glycerin
  3. 6 drops:
  • Frankincense essential oil for normal skin
  • Geranium essential oil or Tea Tree essential oil for oily skin
  • Myrrh essential oil for dry skin


  1. Add to a small spray bottle and shake well.
  2. Hold spray bottle about 12 inches from face and lightly spritz skin 2–3 times.
  3. Let dry.
  4. Love your fresh-all-day look!


The 35 Best Beauty Moments From ‘90s (and Early ‘00s) TV Shows — StyleCaster


We know that every generation probably says this and will say this about their own childhood until the end of time, but we fully assert that the ‘90s and early aughts were the best years ever. Well, at least in regard to TV and childhoods (the decade can keep their cigarette smoking, JNCO Jeans, and…

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Defeat Wrinkles & Love Your Face!

I want to share with you all about my new wrinkle cream regiment, but it’s so much more than just that! I will be 34 this September 6th, and I am so proud of what my skin looks like due to me using Meaningful Beauty since December, when I got it as a gift from my husband. Look at my photo, and if you think I look damn good, keep reading. 

I began using Meaningful Beauty, by Cindy Crawford because I wanted to try it since Cindy’s before and after pictures of her in her 20’s and now, I knew I had to give it a try. 

I started with 6 products that were in a promotional kit. There was a cleanser, Serum, Lotion with SPF, a Glowing Serum, an Ultra Lifting & Filling Treatment and Eye-Lifting Cream. That may seem like a lot, but I use only a small amount each day, and only some of the products during the day, and the others at night. My face constantly feels like I’m 20-years-old, and I am told that everywhere I go. 34, yet carded to buy a lotto ticket. Every time. 

I start with the cleanser, which is very unique, because you do not use any water to begin. You just put a little bit in your hand, wash your face dry but then rinse it off with some warm water. Odd, yes it may seem so, but the results are my skin does look younger. 

Next, I put on this serum you see above. This is not the Glowing Serum. This product makes my face feel smoother, as well as its color is more all one color. That’s a win for me! Being German and Irish, I have an uneven skin tone. 

The final product I put on in the AM is this, their Day Cream with SPF. I like how light-weight this lotion is. It moisturizes my skin with only using a small amount. My Clinique lotion takes 2 1/2 pumps for me to stay moisturized all day. With this product I only use about half of a pump. There is magic in this lotion also, because it too, makes my face look healthier and brighter. 

My PM routine uses the other products that I have. I do not use these products during the daytime because it is too much moisture for my face. That is how intense these products really are. 

I wash my face, put on some lotion, then I apply the Ultra Lifting & Filling Treatment. This product is like a mini facelift for me. It keeps me feeling fresh and my small lines or wrinkles are completely filled in by the morning.  

Next, I put on one pump of the Glowing Serum, and this product is my favorite, hands down, over any product I’ve ever used! It makes the skin color near my nose the same color and tone, almost looks like I’m blushing, but naturally. I can’t say how well this product works. If you only try one product from Meaningful Beauty, it’s this that you’ll see the most results from. 

Finally, the last thing I do before bed is put on my Eye-Lifting Cream. I put it in my crows feet, and under my eyes, and around my laugh lines. I feel like this product has turned back my eye about five years of aging. My skin was starting to fold over on the eyelid before I use this product, and now the skin is completely pulled back and you can once again see all parts of my eyelid. That’s amazing to me. I was a cheerleader and dancer my whole life, and still am a dance teacher to this day. So you can imagine the amount of laugh lines I have building up but this align really does help me stay young and turn back the time. 

When you do apply anything to your eye, always use your ring finger. It is the weakest finger on the hand, and it will be the most gentle to that part of the skin on your face. There are no pours directly underneath your eyes which is why we do not sweat under our eyes, but this is very gentle skin that can be pulled very easily which causes us more wrinkles. So applying your wrinkle cream with your index finger is doing you no good. So start using that ring finger and stop doing damage to your eye today!!! Here’s how to properly apply creams on your face:


Which Kind of Nail Art Matches Your Personality?

Go here to play the fun game that asks you questions about yourself, then gives you some insight to what kind of nails are best for you. 

I am… “The Scientist“, bright and forward thinking! 
Go on try now!


Dior Beauty’s New Cosmopolite Collection Gets The Taylor Swift Treatment


Peter Phillips just dropped his first color collection, Cosmopolite, as the Creative and Image Director for Dior Makeup – you may know him from his years of work with another pretty well-known brand, Chanel. Not to anyone’s surprise, jewel-toned colors in super-shine finishes are what’s on the menu for Fall 2015 for Dior. The brand debuted a brief but day-dreamy video that shows you just how this metallic collection dazzles—it may even herald the return of blue eyeshadow. After the fashion house’s recent appointment of Rihanna as their latest muse (that disco ball dress!), we thought we’d gotten our fill of sparkles and couture. Turns out, not quite yet!

Cosmopolite includes two eyeshadow palettes, six “Fluid” eyeshadow colors, three cheek colors, six lip colors, four nail colors, and an illuminating face powder—all of which are packed with chromatic elements for maximum color impact and reflection. Why swatch when you can look at how…

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Look of the Week


The look of the week, this week, is a pretty pink skirt, navy blue button-up, tailored shirt, with matching hat and belt. I chose this look this week because it is one that is soft, lovely, timeless. The baby pink skirt is high-waisted and pleated all around. The pleats are soft and elegant, so I guess they’re today’s updated version of the “uptight” pleats. The soft pink compliments the navy blue, quite well. It is a very muted pink, so it’s perfect for fall. The belt is really nifty, with it’s design on the front, and exact match to the skirt and hat. The hat is a trilby hat, with a pink bow wrapped around the top of the hat, again, giving that “soft” feel to the look. The model’s shoes are black and white peep-toe heels, but there are so many options of shoe color that would look smashing! From tan, camel, off-white, navy, and more… I’m sure this outfit is an easy look to pull off! It just takes a nicely-fitted shirt, flowy skirt, matching accessories, and you’ve got my Look of the Week! Don’t forget the hat! It’s what makes the outfit POP!

 Don’t forget to wear your hair down, with lots of soft, curly locks. This is crucial for pulling off this look as “soft”, instead of just another skirt and shirt outfit. It’s all in the details! Accessorize til your heart is content!


Beauty Benefits of using Ice cubes on Face & Skin: Best Tips

Beauty Tip: Ice Cubes

“In a terrible hot weather during the summer months, ice cubes are such a relief. It completely cools your body and soul and saves you from the scorching heat. Adding two or three ice cubes in your usual juice or syrup cools down your whole system. You can even add it to your normal water for an additional coolness. It quenches our lifetime thirst when you come back home.”


“After spending a tiring day shopping at the shopping mall, or a hard day working at the office, it really makes you feel really good. Even though it is not very good to use it when you feel too hot, everyone uses it. Ice cubes are known to have a bad effect on your throat. It affects your tonsils and can cause cold and cough. People suffering from tonsillitis should actually stay away from consuming ice cubes. Even though they affect your throat negatively, ice cubes have commendable benefits for your skin. You can use ice cubes for the advantages it offers for your face. Including ice cubes in your daily beauty regime is actually a good idea. Wonder how? Well, read on to know more about uses of ice cubes on your face and skin.”

Here’s reason #1 to use ice:After working for a long time, when you feel tired, take some ice cubes and place on your eyes. Your eyes get a soothing effect. It cools them down and gives you relief. This is a very simple beauty tip that you can use whenever you feel tired.”



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New nails I haven’t had purple nails in years so I went for it 🙂

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Top 5 Fashion Tips for Petite Women

Petite Women’s Fashion

“To all my fellow petite ladies out there: have you ever felt like most clothes you try on just don’t fit “right”? It’s not in your imagination – standard retailers make their clothes for a taller than average shopper. So if you’re short, you know that means you’re short on options when it comes to finding clothes.” -Cosmo



4 Physical Flaws You’re Better Off Embracing

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