The Art of Respect

I love to hear friends quote wise sayings drilled into them by their parents and grandparents, including those I learned myself. My personal favorites are: “If you really wanted to do it, you’d find a way to do it.”  (my mother) “If it don’t come out in the wash, it’ll come out in the rinse.”…

Quick Beauty Tips: Bright Lips

For my fellow ladies of color, especially those with darker skin tones, don’t be afraid to rock a bright lip, like MAC’s best red, Ruby Woo, or funky pink Candy Yum-Yum, also from MAC. Just pair each of them with a darker lip liner, blend the liner well and then apply the color. Here are two marvelous…

Quick Beauty Tips: Moisturizer

Quick beauty tip: When applying moisturizer, be kind to your skin and gently massage the product into your face, neck and décolletage. Use upward strokes to avoid pulling the skin down (gravity will do that over time!) An even better practice – gently “press” the moisturizer into your face – it will allow the product…

The Art of An Apology

Since they were old enough to speak, my children were taught to apologize to each other if they did or said anything to hurt the other. Before you judge me, understand that I did not force them to apologize; I encouraged them to. My son, especially, will not apologize if he does not think he…