Not Having a Valentine

I don’t claim to be a relationship expert, or even one to give advice on the subject, but I see this holiday cause a lot of suffering.

Valentine’s Day is like everyone celebrating a birthday you won’t get to have that year in front of you. The gifts, the fun, and there you are missing out on it all. Right? Or is there another way to take it in?

Certainly there is that way of looking at it, you can feel left out, depressed and roll your eyes at the whole thing. As the day approaches it’s unfortunately like picking sides. You’re either in the group of happy couples or the passive aggressive single people. However there’s a lot of room in between there that either the card companies or people don’t want you to see. I’ve always thought of Valentine’s Day as a day of love. Not just romantic, but in all forms. I make a point to wish everyone a Happy Valentine’s Day, friend, family or otherwise. I go out of my way to hold the door open for someone, smile at someone or compliment them. A lot of people feel forgotten. The elderly, the widows and people who are away from loved ones.

Try to spend this day searching out those forgotten people. Over half the population in the US is single. If people know you don’t have a significant other they won’t always say something. I’ve had friends say that I’m the only one that wished them a Happy Valentine’s Day. Everyone deserves to be happy, loved and remembered. I like to give small gifts and or small cards. As far as myself I like to do something rather than buy something.

A couple additional things to remember:

You aren’t alone. It may not help you to remember that, but the fact remains.

It’s only another day. Typical, I know, but when the sun rises it all returns to normal.

Don’t watch depressing romantic movies. You don’t need that.

You never know what the next year brings.

Spread some love.

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Holiday Makeup

There’s so much to celebrate this time of year and so many ways to show off your holiday spirit. When I think this time of year RED always pops into my mind, so I made to incorporate a bright red for my lips. Although I usually visualize New Year’s Eve having a completely look, a muted eye and red lip will cover any holiday this season.

 

Holiday Makeup  (link to video)

Keeping it fresh in 2015

2015 is almost here! Out with the old, in with the new. Isn’t that what everyone says?  Same goes with makeup. 

It’s the perfect opportunity to replace any makeup that you’ve had a while, clean any brushes or get some new ones. The mascara that’s been in your pocket book since March , the eyeliner that’s in the back of the drawer, they need to go. You can take a quick inventory on what makeup you’ve hung onto. There will be the makeup that actually looks good and what you’ve kept just because you got it free or at one time you liked it.

As time goes by your taste in colors, brands, finishes will change. Always be ready to try something new. I’m going to push myself in the new year to find a way to wear a nude lip that I like. I just can’t get into it. On other people I like it , but for myself it’s not something I care for. I lean always more towards color, but I’m really looking forward to finding the right one for me. I hope that in the new year whatever it is, you’ll go for it and try something different. If you’re usually more conservative with your eye makeup there will be a smokey eye that will work for you. Think you can’t pull off blush, neon eyeliner or a certain nail polish? You can. It’s just a matter of experimenting.

HAPPY, HEALTHY 2015! Wishing you all the best