MOVING FORWARD

MOVING FORWARD

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.

FALL DEEPLY IN LOVE

FALL DEEPLY IN LOVE

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.

Lips: Make Milan or London your COLORESSENTIAL lipstick. Be bold with it. Line with COLORDUO in rouge.

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.

Want to bump up the look for nighttime? Sweep COLORME Orchid onto the lid as well.As always, a simple, effortless, foolproof way to shift into fall color.

SHIMMER TIP

SHIMMER TIP

Apply COLORFLO Shimmer all over-on top of your foundation for a dewy look.

 

 

 

GLUTEN FREE

GLUTEN FREE

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!