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Beauty with Sandy M is getting a makeover!

Yes, it is time for a makeover.  There will be a new focus on the Blog in the future.  I will be changing things up a bit, more like starting over.

So much has happened in my life the past few years and the site simply just sat there because I was unable to attend to it. During the past couple years I have felt a change of direction. So I will be changing the direction of the Blog.

I appreciate all the visitors that came to my blog, and trust that you were touched in someway.  Thank you so much for even visiting my blog.  I hope you will visit again when the blog changes, and its my hope that you will be touched anew.

To new beginnings!

Sandy M

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Be Beautifully Uniquely You

10 Ways to Stop Being Tofu and Start Being Uniquely YOU

If you’ve ever had tofu you’ve probably noticed that on it’s own tofu is rather bland. BUT when it’s mixed with something else… well, that’s when it takes on the flavor of whatever it’s mixed with. It NEEDS those other ingredients in order to have an identity and flavor.

I used to be like tofu, flavorless and without identity. This led to relationships where I settled, career choices where I settled, ultimately a life of settling, molding and melding in order to fit somewhere… anywhere.

It wasn’t until I got to know me, understanding what was blocking me from sharing me with the world, that is when I stopped being tofu-ish.

I can honestly say from the bottom of my heart there is NEVER a need for any of us to be like tofu. EVER! Each one of us brings with us our own unique flavor. Our own unique way of being that is not like any other. It is our uniqueness that helps us to create more peace, more abundance, more joy, and those authentic connections with others.

To avoid being like tofu, here are 10 things you can do to bring out your own flavor:

  1. Quit with the comparisons.
    Comparing yourself with others does two things: it tells the Universe and those around you that you’re nothing special (B.S! TOTAL B.S!), and it does a great job of hiding what makes you special. So if you catch yourself comparing, stop right then and there.
  2. Get to know your awesomeness up close and personal.
    What makes you, you? What qualities and characteristics do you have? What do you value? How would you describe yourself? Any of these questions will help you to get acquainted with you.
  3. Practice the art of self-care.
    When you are fried and crispy you become more susceptible to fear, doubt, insecurities and the like. Taking just 10 minutes every day to recharge and rest can make a huge difference in bringing out your own flavor.
  4. Remind yourself that you have no control over what others think.
    Yep, I know this is easier said than done, but it’s true. The time is now to stop being held hostage by something none of us has control over.
  5. Celebrate the wins.
    It is all too common to move from one activity, task, project, or goal to the next without taking the time to pause and acknowledge. Starting today, take some time to acknowledge your wins no matter what the size.
  6. Have some fun by yourself.
    Take yourself on a date and do something fun for you and with you. Nothing says flavor more than fun.
  7. Gag your Itty Bitty Shitty Committee (negative, self doubting thoughts).
    Our brains don’t know reality from fiction. What we feed it, it gives right back. If you’re telling yourself things like, “I’m so fat… no one is going to like me,” your brain is saying, “Yep, that’s true, because I believe you.” So gag those voices when you hear them.
  8. Gift yourself a hobby.
    Nothing adds flavor like a fun hobby. If you have one that needs to be taken off the shelf and dusted, please do.
  9. Do the work, and I mean the personal development work.
    What drives you to want to mold and meld? What stands in the way of you sharing your unique flavor with the world? When you can get to the source, you find all sorts of long lasting solutions.
  10. Recognize that you have more to gain by being you.
    When you aren’t trying to mold or meld with others, you get the amazing opportunity to connect with people who enjoy you for who you are. You gain more peace of mind, more energy, because it’s a real drag and drain to keep trying to be someone you’re not in order to fit.

So here’s to being your own flavor and leaving tofu where it belongs… in the kitchen.

– See more at: http://www.tut.com/article/details/83-10-ways-to-stop-being-tofu-and-start-being-uniquely-you/?articleId=83#sthash.txb2poCs.dpuf

Click to see the Article at www.tut.com   This is a great article I found that I wanted to share.

I enjoy getting my daily note from the universe.  No matter what, it gives me a smile or giggle. Anyone can sign up for the Monday through Friday Notes from the Universe at www.tut.com.  Check out the site, it has a lot of great information.

We are all unique and we should strive to be our unique selves.  This article gives some great tips.

What do you think about being your unique self?

 

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8 Winter Beauty Tips

8 Winter Beauty Tips

Posted 1-11-2015 – Loren’s World

As temperatures keep dropping, it can be difficult to maintain your regular beauty routine. And in fact, you shouldn’t have to. The trick to winter beauty is to adapt to the season’s demands. Just as you update your wardrobe and styling based on the warmth or humidity of the climate, you should be adjusting for your skincare and makeup habits.  Your hair, skin and lips will all need a little more attention in these dryer conditions. So read ahead for some tips to keep looking  your best this season with a few weather-appropriate tweaks.

Winter Beauty Tips | Loren's World

8 Winter Beauty Tips

1. Drink plenty of water: Dryer conditions mean you need to hydrate from the inside out. Complexions tend to dull due to a lack of hydration in combination with the dry outdoor air and exaggerated indoor heat. Make sure to keep a steady water habit to maintain your glow.

2. Update your skincare: You’ll need a thicker, creamier cleanser and moisturizer to compensate for the damage and dryness your skin will experience. (Summer calls for more of a gel type texture.) Whatever you do, don’t stop moisturizing and using your serums. This is the time your skin needs it most.

3. Moisturize all over: Don’t forget about the rest of your body. You’ll need thicker, more emollient body lotion to help your skin recover its moisture. Apply cream or oil as soon as you exit the shower, while you’re still a bit damp, to help it absorb better.  For your feet, lather on the thickest cream you can find and put on a pair of socks for overnight therapy.

4. Exfoliate: Dry skin tends to build up and stick around for longer, so do your best to exfoliate about two to three times per week. Then follow up with moisturizer. This works for face, body, and lips.

5. Protect your hair: To control fly-aways and static that can build up due to the dry air, add some leave-in conditioner to your hair. This will help keep it moisturized and in place. Dry oil works well too and often comes in a travel-friendly spray bottle you can stash in your purse.

6. Conceal: Dry, rough patches on your face will inevitably occur in colder climates. Keep concealer handy to touch up red spots, which often occur on the nose. Apply moisturizer first to make sure it stays on for longer.

7. Nails need love too: Just because your hands will likely be hidden away in your pockets or inside gloves and mittens doesn’t mean they won’t be affected by the cold. Pay attention to your nails and cuticles and apply cuticle oil as needed to keep them from peeling back.

8. Wear SPF: Just because the sun’s not shining, doesn’t mean you’re not exposed to harmful UV rays. Be sure to apply sunscreen just as you would during any other season to protect from skin damage.

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Winter weather really does damage to your skin, hair and nails.  This means you need to take extra care of them. Hydration and Moisturization are really important during this time of the year too. This article from Loren’s World gives great tips.

 

 

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Hello Beautiful

Hi I’m glad you stopped by to visit my site.  I’m Sandy M.

Let’s talk about Beauty.  Beauty is all around us. Everywhere you look you will see something beautiful. The colors and smells bring in the beautiful seasons. I am in awe of the beauty in nature, from the mountains to the oceans, you can see just how majestic our world is.

There is beauty in laughter and it’s hard not to join in!  There is beauty in a smile.

Beauty just makes you feel good.  When you feel beautiful, you feel good inside. When I think of Beauty I think of not only of what’s on the outside but what’s on the inside as well.

I will  bring beauty to these posts in the forms of inspirational, motivational, tutorial, news and even humorous on occasion. I will touch on beauty products to enhance your beauty. Skin care for your skin type. I will also talk about anti-aging and treatments for problem skin. Motives by Loren Ridinger and Motives for La La is the product line I’ll be talking about.

It’s a new year, are you ready for a new look?  Are you ready to be the best version of yourself you can be?  I can help.

I hope you will visit often. Have a Beautiful day.

Beauty is the best possibe version of yourself on the inside and out

 

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