Thursday, April 23, 2009

Lime and Teal!

Lime and teal are great together.

I started loving the combination last summer and picked up a couple items to add color to my wardrobe. Then this fall the momentum grew. Then this spring I learned that they were the "on trend" colors and MK came out with a limited edition coastal colors eyeshadow block with green, teal, and brown. WOW! I loved it immediately. It matched my wardrobe, looked great on, AND it was on trend! How cool is that? I even found teal and lime beads in my jewelry crafting stash and made a jewelry set to go with my clothes in those hues.

And today? I found my favorite nail polish (60 seconds by Rimmel) in teal.

Life is good. And I'm going to look hot this summer.

Elizabeth Wickland
Independent Beauty Consultant

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Slacking off...

As I've run out of some of my products, I've chosen not to replace them, but to try new things instead. As a result, I've sort of been slacking when it comes to my daily skin care routines. I didn't think it was that big a deal until I saw this picture taken Saturday:

Hiking to Ousel Falls in February

It's cute, and I'm happy in it, but look at those crow's feet! And my skin tone isn't very even, either. Looks like it might be time to pull out the eye cream and Even Complexion Essence again!

I will keep smiling, though, wrinkles or not, because it's not worth being a grump over, but it does go to show that a good routine makes a difference!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

In the last 6 months....

... a few things have changed, and I have realized some things. The biggest change seemed huge and nonsequitur with my life at the time, but after reading over the posts on this blog, I guess I should have seen it coming:

I became a Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant.

Yes, I did that just about 6 months ago. And what a half year it has been! I'm still in love with the product, and I'm even more in love with the company. I'm learning how to set and achieve goals, the biggest of which has been earning my RED JACKET! I earned it in December with the addition of my third team member. It was an exciting month! And thanks to Mary Kay I really do feel like I'm becoming a new person.

Leif doesn't have to photoshop out my wrinkles any more. Hallelujah! I'm learning that it's not about me, and this business isn't about selling product. It's about serving women. It's the greatest opportunity I could have been given, I think. I am learning to love others and lift them up. And I am continuing to learn how to look and be my best!

But because I am now a consultant, I think the blog needs to be less about Mary Kay (no matter how much I love it!) and more about other things. And if I can't find other things to write about? Well, I guess it will just quiet into oblivion. And that's okay, because we all know that I have enough other blogs to keep me busy. =D

Now... onto something I've learned about myself in the last 6 months...


Perhaps not a surprise to some, given my last blog post, but it's true! My latest acquisitions?

Looks like I've got a thing for peep-toe wedges these days! I don't know if it's sad, but it's true! I love them! Not quite as on sale as the last ones I bought (see the post below), but it was BOGO, so I guess that counts for something. And I DID need some black slip on shoes that were cute! =D I'd say these qualify. And they're cute, too!

My last realization?


I'm too lazy to switch out handbags very often, but I learned that I love them. Who knew? Right now I've got a bright red patent leather bag I earned through MK and I absolutely love it. I don't even care that it's huge and bright and loud. It makes me smile like you wouldn't believe, and that's reason enough for me to carry it!

So there you have it... my last 6 months in a nutshell. At least when it comes to fashion and skin care. ;D