I have only ever had my makeup done by a bridal makeup artist once, and that was for the wedding of a friend when I lived in Los Angeles. After all, I am pretty adept at doing my own makeup, so had never thought I needed the services of one.

This particular occasion, however, I wanted to look perfect for the wedding as she is my closest friend. Well, that and I was taking a guy I really like, and I had to look good for him.

So, I made an appointment three hours before the wedding to have my makeup done by a woman a friend recommended. A woman who does the makeup of many of Hollywood’s stars.

The whole session took 45 minutes but, when I left her salon I looked like a completely different person. I had arched eyebrows, high cheekbones and a pout I had never had before or since.

All I can say is, if you get a chance to have your makeup done by a professional, grab that chance and run with it. You will be so much in love with yourself by the time she has finished, you will want her to come and live in your house so you will always look like that.

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Connie’s Good Luck

Dec 10, 2015

Connie was feeling optimistic about the new turn of events in her life. After struggling for years, things were finally starting to look up. She had gotten a new job as part of the promotional staff London for an upcoming event, and the salary was enough to help her pay some of her bills that were behind. Her friend had also given her some clothes to wear for the job, and her confidence was higher than it had been for a long time. One of Connie’s jobs was to help clean up after all of the people left for the day. While she was sweeping one night, she saw something on the ground. It was a brown paper bag with something green sticking out. She picked it up and looked inside. It was a bag full of money! Stuffing it quickly in to her purse, she couldn’t believe her good luck!

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When people age, one of the things that often goes is their hearing. This happened to my grandmother who, always a loud woman anyway, became increasingly louder as her hearing loss worsened. After an embarrassing incident where she talked about family secrets in a voice so loud the whole restaurant could hear, that’s when we suggested she might want to look at Stockport hearing aids.

Of course, there was the expected denial, “There’s nothing wrong with my hearing”. When she couldn’t hear her favorite TV show without the volume so high the neighbors banged on the wall, we finally insisted she needed a hearing test. As expected it showed she’d lost more than 40 percent of her normal hearing ability, and a hearing aid would probably be her best bet.

She wears one now, all the time, which we’re all thankful of when we’re trying not to tell the whole world our family business.

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What A Sight

Dec 8, 2015

With green walls you can cover up any unsightly wall or fence. This is most cases helps the appearance. And luckily there are companies that will put these in for you. These really look good on subdivision walls. New or old this will bring live to the walls and make them a little more appealing. When they build up old freeways and add big huge walls sometimes they will put murals on these walls but usually they will add vines or bushes. This makes a desolate place looks almost as if they comes to life. Especially on freeways that lead to the middle of no where, it is nice to feel like there has been life there. These greeneries can make something that seems lifeless just a little more exciting to look at.

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Can’t Beat the Heat

Dec 7, 2015

It has been three days since my air conditioning Manchester unit began shuddering dramatically, like a Miami resident in 65-degree weather, before abruptly giving out. I don’t think I would have normally minded this, but it is summer and temperatures here have been steadily inching toward the 90s.

To combat the effects of heat exhaustion, I’ve taken to lounging around in tank tops and shorts. I have also stocked up on electric fans, popsicles and ice cube trays. Admittedly, times like this also make me wish I had invested in thermal drapes. I really don’t have time to be knocked out by the heat—I have proposals to write and deadlines to curse.

Unfortunately, professional rescue will not be arriving until Thursday, which is still two days from now. Until then, I’ll have to keep Googling, ‘How to endure hot summer nights (without AC),’ for lifesaving tips.

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Going Back To Work

Dec 5, 2015

I have been out of the workforce for many years. I stopped working to raise my son and daughter. Now that both of my kids are in high school, I feel like it is time for me to go back to work. I looked for a job for six months before I found one. I will be starting my new job in promotional marketing London next week, and I am so excited.

However, I have to admit that I am a little nervous about starting this new job. Because I have been out of the work force for so long, I know that it will be a huge adjustment. I am looking forward to the challenges that it will bring. I believe that returning to the workforce will help me provide a better life for my family.

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The Get Together

Dec 3, 2015

I decided to throw a birthday party for myself this year. I thought it would be a good idea to get family and friends together since none of us have been together in a while. I knew who all I wanted to invite and I also know that my friends and family never like to miss a party. I decided that it was a good idea to go through with it and host it in the summer time. I went to a place that helped with events staff and other hosting events. It was one of the best things that I did because it made things much easier for me and I was able to tend to other things. I knew that my get together was going to be a hit and I couldn’t wait.

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Sometimes it is difficult to make ends meet while in school. I have a part time job during the evening as a convenience store clerk. I do work some weekends, but the owner and her family take most of those shifts. I was chatting with a regular customer one night about this problem. He suggested I try to get a weekend job as an exhibition staff member.

I wasn’t quite sure what he meant, and my face must have shown it. He chuckled and said that whenever conventions were in town they needed people to work and help visitors. Some of the jobs were just directing people to different areas of the hall. Others were working directly for vendors in their booths.

I took a chance and called a local company with an ad online for this type of work. They processed my application and I start next weekend. The pay is good and doesn’t interfere with school or my regular job. I am looking forward to getting started.

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