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Transitions… they are never easy. Change often brings fear, but if we can look beyond that and view them more as new beginnings than they become opportunities.
I recently sold my house and had to be out in two weeks . Not only that I was downsizing, gone was my personal storage unit- the garage. What to keep, what to let go of? I started to spend hours looking through photos, lots of photos: my daughter’s drawings, report cards, Mother’s Day cards- I am sentimental, I wanted to keep it all- and time was limited. I decided to make rules for myself.
So here are my Moving Survival Tips:
1. Photograph those things that mean the most to you that you know you need to leave behind.
2. Find help, whether it’s a family member, friend, or someone hired-don’t do this alone. Have someone with you to keep you moving, on track, not to mention emotional support.
3. Hire someone to put family photos, videos and in my case, work photos on discs, so they take up inches of space instead of boxes. (GROUPON often has offers)
4. PURGE ..clothing, kitchen ‘stuff’, books, objects.
Clothes-if it doesn’t fit now, it probably won’t again, let it go.
If you haven’t worn it in 2 years – and yes I know the rule is one- but I get attached, let it go. Let someone else enjoy it!
If you don’t feel ‘happy’ wearing it or it doesn’t bring back a happy memory, say goodbye.
Home Accessories – if it hasn’t been out on display, let it go. Or if it’s been boxed up for a while, make it new again & let go of the things you’ve been looking at for the last 5-10 years.
Furniture- take what fits in the new space. If you’re not sure, hire an expert. It is well worth paying a designer for a few hours of their time. Add a few new things – curtains or a new bedside table, so the new space feels like your own yet still fresh and new.
If in doubt, donate it, have a garage sale, take it to a resale shop.
Whether it’s Bordeaux, Marsala, Cinnabar, or Merlot, it’s the rich deep maroons and berries that you’ll want to be wearing on your lips, your clothes and even your eyes this season.
How to wear them? It’s easy with Susan Posnick.
Take the trend one step further and ombré your lips to make them look even fuller. Apply Milan or London to the outside of the lips and fill in with Rio or COLORDUO in Rouge.
With lips the focus, keep the rest of your makeup soft. Think of a soft mauve (Lilly) or a gentle flush of color (Orchid) on the cheek. Dust an extra layer of COLORFLO over top so the color looks like it comes from the inside.
Eyes: mossy or olive greens like our COLOREYEDEFINE in Jasper. Define the eyes with Jasper as your liner on upper & lower lashes, use the Sandstone shadow over the whole lid for a soft, neutral shimmer.
Apply COLORFLO Shimmer all over-on top of your foundation for a dewy look.
The gluten-free frenzy is not just a trend.
So what is gluten? It’s a protein found in wheat — spelt, durum, emmer, farina, faro, kamut, barley, rye and triticale.
There has been ample research and studies on the benefits of a gluten-free diet, regardless of your health issues. And for those who do have celiac or an intolerance consuming gluten, even inhaling it may cause serious health problems — from a skin reaction to stomach pains and hospitalization.
That’s where gluten-free cosmetics come into play. Even women with celiac may not think about whether or not their makeup products contain gluten. It is important to do so however, as using gluten-free makeup and skincare products is beneficial to their well-being.
SUSAN POSNICK Cosmetics is proud to be a gluten-free line of makeup. Sounds obvious? You’d be surprised as to how many skincare products and makeup lines contain traces of gluten.
One of our customers began using COLORCOATED Mascara after having terrible reactions to other mascaras containing gluten.
So if you’ve got sensitive skin already, the inflammatory nature of gluten can actually cause heightened sensitivity and redness.
You’re simply better off not having gluten in your skin care products — think of your cosmetics as kind of like shopping for your favorite gluten-free brownies!
It’s all about women this month — August 1 was Girlfriend’s Day, August 3 was Sisters Day, August 4 is Working Women’s Day and August 26 is Women’s Equality Day. There’s no doubt that August is dedicated to the power of women and the relationships we cultivate, in and out of the workroom. We’re taking a moment to honor our closest friends and female family members because without them we wouldn’t be who we are. They are our rocks. They are always by our side. Wherever we are these important women are a part of us. Think best friends and dynamic duo Amy Pohler and Tina Fey, it’s hard to think of one without the other.
It’s also difficult to imagine a world where women were not accepted as equal. Today, women are accepted as powerful figures, matriarchs of society, and are among the leading political leaders and business people in the world. When we were given the right to vote August 26, 1920, women were given a voice and were no longer going to be stopped at the voting booth.
Some of the most powerful women in history include first ladies, writers, fashion designers, doctors, singers, actresses, models and business owners. Think Marie Curie, Coco Chanel Jackie O, Sandra Bullock, Diana Vreeland, Rosa Parks and J.K. Rowling. But it’s not just the work these women did that we appreciate so much. These women lead the way for young girls to create their own path of success. Very much like our grandmothers, mothers, daughters and sisters, they are living inspirations.
Think of your closest friend, your daughter, or your mom and take a moment to appreciate how much they have enriched your lives. Be grateful for your life, for the ability to shape your own path and for just being able to be you. Cheers to August! Cheers to girl power!
Thanks to President Ronald Reagan, who had an affinity for ice cream, July is national ice cream month. In 1984 he made it official by designating July 15th as “National Ice Cream Day.” How yummy is that!
There’s something so nostalgic about ice cream. Whenever I see pistachio or maple walnut ice cream I think of my dad who visited Friendly’s on a weekly basis for a cold scoop or two, in a sugar cone of course. Most people have positive associations with the rich frozen treat, making ice cream the ultimate comfort food.
I’ll take any excuse for a celebratory scoop, so this month I’m indulging.
Some of my favorite ice creams include Ben & Jerry’s Greek Raspberry Fudge Chunk, Lick’s Hill Country Honey & Vanilla Bean and Melt’s Mint –to-Be.
As a no-fat option (it’s still swimsuit season), I’m jazzing up my lipstick menu with ice cream-colored options. Craving strawberry? Pucker up with Susan Posnick’s COLORESSENTIAL lipstick in Shanghai or LA. Prefer orange sherbet? Opt for Miami or Boca.
Summer is the perfect time to take a risk with lip colors. One of my favorite looks is wearing pastel eye shadow colors with COLOREYEDEFINE rose quartz/smokey quartz, with a bold lipstick for a hot summertime statement.
Unlike a bowl of ice cream, COLORESSENTIAL’s vitamin rich lipstick is calorie-free and long lasting. Count me in.
For our Summer Essentials list, we reached out to one of our long-time customers, Christie Seal. We hope you enjoy reading about her favorite summer essentials & learning about her. Like other Susan Posnick fans, her goal is to keep her life as simple & uncluttered as possible, to enjoy her family and to be involved in her community.
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Some of my go-to summer essentials:
Susan Posnick COLORFLO M8 & Bronzer for sun protection and sun-kissed looking skin.
Mama Mio face wash & wipes- In fact, I use many of their products because I like their ‘no nasties’ promise.
Brush On Block developed by Susan, for my son & husband. I like that it simply brushes on, is sweat & water resistant and non-greasy.
Sunglasses with good UV protection. Oakley Holbrook Violet Iridium Polarized with Matte black as they extremely durable and fashionable.
Hat – Peter Grimm ‘ Hannah Sun Hat’
Water Bottle – by S’well.
Currently reading KEEP IT SHUT, when I can squeeze in a few moments. The book gives sound advice about what to say, how to say it and when to say nothing at all. Good lessons for us, don’t you think?
My favorite story is that of Grace and Rachel Martin who grew tired of the British treatment of women and children. When they learned that British officers carrying important documents were going to be close to their home, they dressed up as men, grabbed shotguns, ambushed the British officers and then turned the documents over to the Patriots. In an ironic twist to the story, when they returned home- again dressed as women, they found the same officers enjoying a meal that their mother had prepared (everyone had to be accommodating to the British soldiers.) Fortunately for them, the soldiers did not recognize them, nor did they sit down at the table.
There was Penelope Barker who formed the lesser known Edenton Tea Party, organizing women together to boycott not only tea, but all things British –made. Without firing a shot, they showed the British where the power was really held- in the hands of those who rocked the cradle.
From Betsy Ross who sewed the first flag, to Molly McCauley( known as Molly Pitcher), who took over firing the canon after her husband was injured, women played an active role in fighting for our independence.
If you want to know about more extraordinary women who contributed to our war for Independence, go to www.revolutionary-war.net/revolutionary-war-women.html
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