Checkin off those goals.

Another goal checked off the list. This one was less focused on a better physical or financial well being and more on self expression and experimentation.

We celebrated a lovely lady’s birthday this weekend and I broke out the red lipstick to go with my party dress.

Firecracker red.

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Crossing off completed goals feels great (even if it is something a little more trivial like wearing red lipstick) & makes the year feel progressive.

I think it’s good to challenge yourself to step outside of your comfort zone in lots of ways and this was my perfect example.

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We had a lovely time and we got some great photos.

Hope you had a happy weekend!

In case you were wondering- the lipstick? It’s Mary Kay. The dress? It’s Forever 21. 🙂

Valentine’s Day Special

For all Dandelion Days followers, I am featuring a special 14% off coupon for your next Mary Kay cosmetics order as my way of saying thank you for supporting my blog. I’ve got some great Valentine’s Day ideas if you’re looking for something special for your sweetheart (or daughter, or sister perhaps) that’s different than the usual chocolate box, starting at $12 & all ideas are customizable depending on what you may be looking for.

You can view the catalog here and send questions/orders to llinster@marykay.com. Be sure to mention code VD14LL in your message.

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Happy Monday!

Darling Little Things: a new makeup routine

With any new year comes lots of purging, reorganizing and clean slates. This year is no different. I recently became a Mary Kay consultant and am SOOO excited to have new products and a new skin care regiment. That being said, there is lots of stuff… everywhere. So, I decided to pare down to essentials and really love the items that I have and use them.

I have 4 make up bags that have random stuff in them, a couple of products that I use in each of them that got left behind when i decided to move on to a new make up bag. I went through everything and kept what I absolutely loved and threw out the pieces that have just been laying around taking up space and I have a beautiful little spot for all of it now.

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The beautiful part about this little set up is that I only bought the basket. I had originally set my sights on a larger basket but found this one in the kitchen section of World Market for a bargain price of $7.99. It fits better on my vanity counter anyway. I already had an empty mason jar just sitting on a shelf (I’m slightly obsessed with mason jars and buy them randomly just because) and I already had the cute little glass that are holding my brushes. I picked that up at Anthropologie for $4 bucks and thought it was the cutest thing.

Of course I have more make up that I don’t use everyday, the wilder colors.. I am a total sucker for the brighter colored eyeliners [purple, green, teal],but I’ve gotten to where I don’t wear those every day. SO, I did keep one make up bag with all of my beloved items that are for special occasions and it stays tucked in a cabinet in our bedroom and not thrown in a cabinet with 4 other bags full of random nonsense.

It feels good to pare down and simplify. Now the things I have are all things that I love and I don’t have to rummage. Time saver and I’m back to a place where I enjoy getting ready again. Cheers!

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It’s official..

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2013 will be a year of great new things and being an involved Mary Kay beauty consultant will be one of my favorite things! I had my debut party and was officially pinned this past weekend. I’m so excited to be a part of such a great organization of fantastic women who are truly doing it all and are able to do so largely by being a part of this organization that values faith first, family second, and career third.

“Believe in your dreams, and you will succeed!” – Mary Kay Ash

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