Fix Me Up Friday: Ten Make-Up Habits That Make Us Look Older


Oprah‘s 10 Tricks That Add 10 Years

Good morning beautiful! So naturally, in an attempt to avoid as much schoolwork as possible… I was searching Pinterest earlier this week when I came across a really interesting pin that lead me to an even better article! Being the mascara junkie that I am, the picture that drew me in was mascara.

Pinterest Picture That Drew Me In To Reading Oprah's Artile

Actually, it was this one to be exact!


But then, once I read just the little blurb below the picture (“Makeup Mistakes That Make You Look Older Than You Are”), I was hooked! It was super interesting to read all about these mistakes that I’m sure many of us are guilty of. I know I was shocked as I read (and a little upset!) because I commit many of these on a regular basis… Do I really look 32?! Am I really aging myself that much?! Well these are the questions I couldn’t stop myself from thinking on and on about. But, I am going to share the ten mistakes that Oprah thinks we are all making, and if you want more deets about them, you can read the full article here (I highly recommend it, ladies!)

#10: Choosing A Too-Dark Eyebrow Pencil

#9: Applying Lipstick Straight From The Tube

#8: Skipping Blush

#7: Using Liner And Mascara On Your Lower Lashes

#6: Going Overboard With Lip Liner

#5: Wearing Black Eyeliner

#4: Finishing With Powder

#3: Wearing Deep, Dark, Lip Colors

#2: Over-Concealing Your Under-Eye Circles

#1: Using Too Much Foundation

Did that hit a little close to home or what…? I know it most certainly did for me! But, if you haven’t read the article on Oprah’s website, you really should check it out! I’m telling you girls, it is super informational… I really learned a lot about my face and skin in general, in addition to the aging process overall! It is truly something every girl should read.

So, make sure you think twice before applying that fierce black eye-liner or rocking that chic red lipstick this weekend… According to Oprah you could be adding up to ten years!


Pinterest: The New Face of Social Media Marketing?


The Latest Fad in Social Media is Starting to Take Over Marketing Too


It’s no secret that marketing on social media websites is all the new hype lately.  With sites such as Facebook and Twitter being the two most popular and widely used social media sites, they are obviously the best choice for marketing purposes too, right? Not exactly.  Introduced to the Internet in 2009, Pinterest is a social media site where users create an array of “virtual pinboards” where they can then search through pages and pages of basically anything they find interesting, and then they can pin it to their corresponding board.  How is this relevant to marketing you might ask? Each pin is a small photo that shows up on the boards of those who pin it, but when you click on the picture it takes to the external site that goes along with it.  Thus, every time your item is pinned or repinned by a user on Pinterest creates a direct path back to your website, creating a vast possibility to increase traffic to your site.

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Now that we all know a little about Pinterest, there are many reasons to use it rather than Facebook or Twitter as far as marketing purposes go. Some of these include:

– Since May 2012, Pinterest traffic and usage has more than doubled.

-Over 70% of Pinterest users use the website to get ideas about what they should buy; compared with less than 20% of Facebook users.

-Nearly 1.5 million people use Pinterst daily, spending an average of 15 minutes on the site each day.

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A few ways to get started marketing your business on Pinterest include:

Pin! Pin! Pin! By pinning a lot of stuff and doing so consistently, rather than in huge bursts, you will maximize your exposure and engagement.

-Of course, make sure your business name is on your profile.

Tag other users in the description of your pins. (Not being done by a ton of people yet, so its an awesome way to stand out!)

Comment on other peoples pins. Any way to get your name out there is always a good idea!

-Pin from as many different sources as possible.

Now that you know a little bit more about Pinterest and ways to being marketing your business on the site (I repeat, BEGIN – all of those ideas are for beginner users) you can get started for yourself! There are many other ways to market yourself and your business via Pinterest, this list is by no means all encompassing of the possibilities that await you. Good luck and have fun!

XOXO, Kristen 

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