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The Season of Giving Continues | January Special | The Beauty Room

NEW is the hot word for January. Whether it be a new workout regimen, new clothes from holiday gifts or a new job. January is the big reboot month for everyone. 
Getting new things can be good for a change of pace. I mean, who doesn't love werk'in it in a new skirt that hugs them just right or wearing a new lipstick shade that brings life to their face? We all do.

As we get all of this new stuff, how are you making room for it? There are so many things that I bet aren't serving you anymore. As I was going through my clothes last night and cleaning out my makeup this morning I realized how much stuff I haven't worn in ages or haven't used at all.

I participated in a photo shoot last month (that will be featured in Love IT! Evv Magazine, yippie!) called Reuse, Repurpose, Reimagine. We used vintage dresses and some upcycled jewelry to dress the models. One of the former owners of the dresses was so thrilled to let us use the dresses, because although beautiful they weren't serving her anymore.
I want us all to use this concept this month and really all year! Instead of holding on to things we don't use why don't we pass them on to those who can enjoy them & put them to use!

I found a great local non- profit organization called the House of Bread & Peace. They help women get back on their feet and find jobs and homes. I think this is amazing. I am donating new & unused makeup and also gently worn business casual clothes to this organization to help these women have the same feeling that I have when I get dressed, and that's the power to take on the world.
If you would like to join me in donating, bring your gently worn business casual clothing, unused and sealed makeup, boxes of tampons or pads, deodorant, really just anything that a woman would need to get ready for her day. I will give you $10 to use towards your appointment with me! You give, I give, we all give!! And guess what? We all WIN too!! 

So here's to a fabulous 2015 & let the giving season continue!


Other Happenings for January 2015

Products you may want to try this month are : 

SKINCARE: Soap Solutions Perfectly Polished - It's still dry skin season. If you're wondering why the extra moisture you're putting on isn't soaking in, 9 times out of 10 you have flaky dead layers of skin blocking your healthy tissue. The best way to remedy that is with an exfoliator. This all natural mix of herbs & clay is perfect for gently removing dead cells.

MAKEUP : BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed good lord it is one of the most beautiful highlighters I have EVER used! I am obsessed! Give this a good swipe on the top of your cheekbones, right under your brows & on the in corners of your eyes. Be light handed as it is very pigmented! A little goes a long way!


The winner of Makeover Monday is Katie Slepsky!!
You too can enter to WIN a FREE facial or Makeup Lesson HERE! It will be announced the first Monday of each month!


The Happy Chronicles | Andrea Whitehead | 21 Days of Open Letters

After watching an excessive stretch of OWN TV I am now even more obsessed with Oprah. So I thought about implementing more stuff that I am learning from her & her guests.

On her segment with Shawn Anchor on Super Soul Sunday, he suggested once a day for the next 21 days emailing, tweeting, or calling a person you know and basically spending 2 minutes telling them how awesome they are. Not only does it give them a boost, but you as well & can even play a factor in prolonging your life! I am compelled to give his idea a try. I've decided to do open letters on my blog for people that cross my mind. =)

 

Andrea,

I am so beyond fascinated with you! I saw you with your floppy hat on at the Sunday Market yesterday, but you were busy with your hubby, but I was like seriously can this girl be any more chic! I absolutely love your sense of style it is unmatched in this area. I thoroughly enjoy working on projects with you and completely admire your work ethic, but I also hope we can kick back and have a drink one day!


Love your fashion admirer,

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The Happy Chronicles | Saundra Hadley | 21 Days of Open Letters

After watching an excessive stretch of OWN TV I am now even more obsessed with Oprah. So I thought about implementing more stuff that I am learning from her & her guest.

On her segment with Shawn Anchor on Super Soul Sunday, he suggested once a day for the next 21 days emailing, tweeting, or calling a person you know and basically spending 2 minutes telling them how awesome they are. Not only does it give them a boost, but you as well & can even play a factor in prolonging your life! I am compelled to give his idea a try. I've decided to do open letters on my blog =)

 

First up is this uber funny lady Saundra Hadley.

Saundra,

I already admired your business & the name you built for yourself before I even met you. Thank you for giving me the time of day & mentoring me on aspects of the crazy bridal world. I love the fact that you are so REAL. Thank you for showing all sides of yourself to the world it lets me know that it is OK to be completely me in this small town we live in. 

Much Respect & Happy Monday, 

Kana B.

Say Hello to Your New Girlfriend, Love IT! Magazine

It was late February. Just a regular day. I was serving at The Jungle and my friend Alisha comes in to get lunch after her client. We talk about all the normal stuff, but for about the 4th time that week I brought up my dreams of wanting to put a magazine together, but not having the funds to run all of the operations and definitely not being able to cover publishing cost.  

As a good girlfriend should, Alisha gave a listening ear. Her response that day is a huge part of my project coming to fruition. She simply said, "Well, just do it online". Seems crazy how a simple solution like that NEVER crossed my mind. I looked at her and said, " You're right, I'm doing it". I went home that day and came up with the complete outline of what I wanted my magazine to include.

Fast forward a little over a month later, and here we are. I am launching a creation that has been in my head for about a year now. I have had so much overwhelming support from my circle of professionals. I seriously could not have dreamed of a better team. I've always known that they all are just as amazing as anyone doing the same thing in a bigger city. I thought why don't I make something that can show that!

 

Love IT! Magazine is for women by women in the Evansville Area. Love IT! will keep you up to date on everything, just like your girlfriend that always has the scoop. We will talk about inspiring stories, beauty trends , music ....and well hot men may or may not be involved.

Come help us celebrate at the Love IT! Launch Party  this Thursday April 24th at The Loft located inside of Boogie Nights, form 7-9. There will be music, celebratory cake &  a group champagne toast at 8pm. 

 I would love to see you all there and I can not wait to see everyone & see the continual growth of Love IT!

 

Below are a few behind the scenes and sneak peeks of Love IT! Magazine.