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    Facing it

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    Do I wish my skin looked younger?  Hell Yeah!  But, my body and face has been with me thru thick & thin and the lines, wrinkles and sagging skin are a part of who I am today, and I love Me.  Aging can change skin’s appearance as early as your 30th birthday depending on your habits. You can’t control certain factors, like falling estrogen levels that lead to sagging skin or the genetics that give you a particular bone structure. But there are also plenty of external influences on how your skin ages, and the right anti-aging care can help blunt their damage. When I first saw signs of aging – fine lines, brown marks, smile lines, crow’s feet, that is when I decided to do better and started wearing makeup. Now that the under eye bags are starting to appear, I am doing more anti-aging care.  H e l l o . . . I should have be doing more skin care before I turned 40. Yes. . it’s never too late to respond to what you see. So, take a tip from me. . . . START TAKING BETTER CARE OF YOUR SKIN RIGHT NOW!!makeupsmearWhat if the very makeup you so carefully apply every morning is actually aging you?  Consider it the beauty version of spinach in your teeth despite how embarrassing it might be, few people will point it out to you. This post is geared to those Ladies in my age group, but you younger Ladies should also know what to expect. Here are some tweaks I found by watching you tube videos and researching makeup ideas for mature skin:

    FLAWLESS SKIN: Nothing will age you faster than makeup that has settled into every line and wrinkle. “Skin tends to get drier as we get older, causing foundation to cluster in creases,” explains Gina Brooke, Madonna’s go-to makeup guru. To prevent foundation from morphing into a road map of your fine lines, start with moisturizer or face oil and follow with primer to create a smooth palette. Continue reading

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    Soulmates

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    A soulmate is a person with whom one has a feeling of deep or natural affinity. This may involve similarity, love, romance, comfort, intimacy, sexuality, sexual activity, spirituality, or compatibility and trust. – Wikipedia.

    Whether you believe in the concept of soul mates or not, most would agree there are some people who affect you so intensely they take your breath away. It’s an overwhelming feeling that you just can’t shake. Meeting the person you were meant to be with, can disrupt your world in such a way that it can completely engulf you. Opening up to someone new can be terrifying. So, if you find yourself opening up easily and sharing secrets you’ve never told anyone else, it’s a good sign you are connecting on a deeper level.valentines119When you can easily share all of your shame, fears, desires, and fantasies, you may have met your match. And to top it off, you are attracted to this person! We’re not just talking about physical attraction, but also emotional attraction. Sure, you may want to ravish each other, but you also feel an emotional connection. It’s a meeting of the mind, body, and soul. Beyond being strongly attracted to each other, you have an amazing chemistry that can be felt and seen. When you’re alone together, the atmosphere is so charged with desire, you can barely stand it.

    While all these things signal a strong connection, don’t forget the importance of compatibility as well as shared interests and values. If you have nothing in common and share little or no interests once the newness of the relationship wears off, there’s not much left to work with. So, what is compatibility?  You know you are compatible when you both share similar views and opinions on the issues that matter most to you. While the sex may be hot, it’s not enough to sustain a long-term relationship. However, in a healthy union, sex is the icing on the cake that can help a relationship grow stronger and deepen trust. But, if you are in a relationship that is clearly going south, but you’re hanging on for the sex, you’re just fooling yourself.soulmate6 Continue reading