Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Saturday the 23rd day of September, 2017.

So grateful for the sunny blue skies of this morning.

What a great sight after several days of cloud and rain.

 

How can the rest of the world quietly stand by and listen to two “powerful” leaders bully and demean each other, and threaten nuclear war.

Are we not taking this seriously?

Perhaps we should.

It is the actions of mad men that truly scares me.

The stark reality of this is nuclear war if other countries do not intervene.

At the very least much unrepairable damage to the environment.

How can reports say this will not happen?

Are you kidding me?

Kim Jong Un  just wants a reason, and he will not step down on his own.

Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump are taking “leadership” to a whole other level.

I would be so incredibly embarrassed if my Prime Minister spoke or acted in this manner.

Maybe, everyone on this planet needs to step up and put an end to this craziness.

It is hard to believe that in 2017 we still have mad men leading countries and wars killing millions.

I guess nothing has been learned over the last thousands of years.

Feeling disappointed …..

 

Back to my current reality of doing laundry, cleaning the house, grocery shopping and such.

But I do think about the status of the planet and the human beings that inhabit it.

Feeling sorry that we are in this state of affairs.

 

Special Hello to: every creature on this planet and I wished that I had a way to stop the madness.

Always, Carol & Alvin

 

 

 

 

Thought for the day….

Good Morning and Welcome to Friday, November 23rd, 2012.

My “day off from the office” and BLACK FRIDAY for all those shoppers out there.

As I type these words I wonder how many millions of people are trudging through the snow and crowds to find great deals.

Is this because people really need things or just because they think they can get a great deal.

I have never had enough disposable income that I could go out and just buy because it was a great deal.

Of course, over the years I have bought things that I really did not need ….. and they are either in the garage, basement or literally gave away at a garage sale.

It is always a good idea to just buy what you need ….. sometimes okay to buy things because you want them…. just as long as you do not go overboard.

I think that is part of our global financial crisis …. we are spending way beyond our means.

Been there – done that.

These days I pretty much buy what I need and treat myself once in awhile.

I think by doing that I am being more of a responsible human being and caretaker of this planet.

Trust me, I know how much fun it is to shop …….. I love to shop ….. I used to compare myself to the character in the books by Sophie Kinsella, The “Shopaholic” …. but I wasn’t quite at her level.

Anyway on this “Black Friday” ….. let us be responsible and smart.

Have fun shopping …. as my Grandmother used to say “everything in moderation” ……..

Special Hello to: to all those shoppers out there ……

 

Always, Carol and Mr. Alvin ……. “who on any given day, wonders about his Momma” ….. LOL

Thought for the day…..

Each moment of each day is a blessing.

Take these precious moments and feel good.

If we remain aware of our feelings

Always keeping positive and loving

Life will transform itself in front of your eyes.

I wish for myself and for everyone – –

that your days are always filled with millions of good moments.

Good health and abundance to all.

Always, Carol

My favourite things …… beauty products

This morning,  I would like to share some of the beauty products that I have purchased, use daily and love.  As most women go, I have had a strange relationship with beauty products.  I love trying new things, and always have several shelves in my bathroom(s) stocked full of all things beauty.  But I am sure that most girls can relate. At first, we wonder what to use, and then when and how.  Some of us are fortunate to have someone to show us, and explain how these fascinating items are used.  After all, we all want to look like our favourite celebrity from the fashion magazines.  Besides, why not?  Well, once we float back to earth, and realize that no matter how magical the cosmetic companies deem their products to be ……. we will still look like  ourselves.  Which is a good thing.  Really, why would we want millions of look-alikes wondering around the planet.   We should always want to be the best “ME” ……

When I was in my teens it was all about the latest craze and fad regarding makeup.  Whether heavy blue shadow on the  eyes or false eyelashes.  In my twenties and thirties I was a working Mom so it changed into being a bit more practical, and whatever I could do in a short amount of time and still look nice, and also afford.  Then I hit my forties and it was all about less is more.  Now that I am in my fifties, I am a bit of it all.  I love trying new things.  With your skin tone and hair colour changing, I look for products that will enhance what I have and make me a better ME.  After all, that is what it is all about …… being a better ME or in your case, a better YOU.

So here are my current favourite products and why:

Lancome – Bi-Facil – Double-Action Eye Makeup Remover (it is both gentle and actually removes your eye makeup) – just take a cotton pad and moisten with the remover and gently wipe off your makeup.

Lancome – Waterproof Eye colour Base (Nude) – when I ran out of my previous eye makeup base and went to replace it, I found that it was discontinued.   So on the advice of my local beauty consultant, I tried this. Works great.

Lancome – Hypnose Mascara and Oscillation Powerbooster Primer – both excellent products.

Lancome Produc


Benefit – Cream Eyeshadow – comes in glass pots and I have the following shades: get figgy (burgandy), gossip betty (purple) and r.s.v.p (pink/brown).  Love them.  No creasing.

Benefit Shadow


My number ONE product which is relatively new to me…. DA DA DA

SMASHBOX – BROW TECH TO GO – before I used this I used another Smashbox brow product but again it was discontinued. (a pattern, I wonder).  It is better and I love it.

Angeled crayon type applicator on one end,  and then on the other  there is a small fine brush.  Between the two of them they make perfect brows.

Smashbox

I am under no contract with any of these companies, I simply use these products and love them.  Just want to share …..

Always, Carol

Have a great day.

P.S. always be willing to try new things.  You never know what you might find!!!

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