Good-hair Confidence

Most men don’t get it. Casual Img.IDs (Naturals and sometimes Gamines) struggle to understanding it, too–well, actually they don’t really try to understand it, they just think the less-casual women are foolish or shallow–but a bad-hair day can really rock a girl’s confidence! Most of us don’t want to admit it when we feel down and … Continue reading Good-hair Confidence

KNOW YOUR PURPOSE

Generally, a chair is for sitting and shears are for cutting. Both items are designed for a purpose. More specifically, a salon chair is for styling hair and office shears are for cutting paper.  Likewise, you could define your own purpose in general terms or more specifically. While your general purpose has a significance in … Continue reading KNOW YOUR PURPOSE

The Best Solution to Discrimination

Racial discrimination is a serious problem, but prejudice isn’t limited to color or culture. People always “judge a book by its cover,” this is a fact of life. If we are honest, we all make visual assessments and prideful assumptions based on personal experiences and preferences all the time. We choose our communities, caretakers or … Continue reading The Best Solution to Discrimination

Gamine – the Bold Beauty

Some women are strong, spunky and secure in their opinions. The Gamine clothing personality is average to short in stature,  but she is not fragile: not in build, and not in personality.  She is like a Cala Lily: strong, sturdy and full of color and variety. The trumpet-shaped flower can endure almost any condition, in … Continue reading Gamine – the Bold Beauty

Are you in an Ugly Pit?

How I have longed for confidence and beauty this past couple of weeks while ensnared in so much ugliness. Death, destruction and disappointment have presented themselves to me in so many ways and fear has grasped ahold of my heart stifling my ability to blog or even reason. A mamma is only as happy as … Continue reading Are you in an Ugly Pit?

Do You Feel Good or Guilty about “Me Time”?

It’s been nasty weather all week, but a rainy day off is a whole different game than a workday storm. It’s only natural to allow what is outside to determine our mood and motivation. As busy Americans, we may be frustrated at the inconvenience of the wet wind. The traffic is slower, the bank lines … Continue reading Do You Feel Good or Guilty about “Me Time”?

Transitioning Your Wardrobe for the New Season

For those of us in New England, it’s time to transition the wardrobe. Although we are still having some fair weather, the light summer clothing is just not going to do it much longer. As Autumn sets in and you pull out last year’s warmer wardrobe, do you find yourself excited to wear those items … Continue reading Transitioning Your Wardrobe for the New Season

3 Ways to Deal with Back to School Blues

For many girls all over the world, this week is the most difficult one of their lives. After Labor Day Weekend, they must go into new territory and face many challenges and insecurities. New Schools, new teachers, peers. studies, sports and activities. Not to mention new outfits! Fear of the unknown is one of the … Continue reading 3 Ways to Deal with Back to School Blues

You Know You Are a Bold Beauty if…

Character: The Gamine comes across as a very confident woman, because she has learned to stand tall though she is often towered over by her peers. She is very opinionated and has a way of persuading others to be of the same opinion; she is not afraid to say it like it is. The Gamine … Continue reading You Know You Are a Bold Beauty if…

You Know You Are a Glamorous Beauty if…

Character: The Romantic woman is sensual in her appearance and in nature. She naturally gives great attention to the elements of taste, smell, touch and especially visual appeal. Like the orchid, this woman’s beauty is luscious and captivating, but sometimes hard to bring to bloom. Orchids will not share their astonishing flowers with the world … Continue reading You Know You Are a Glamorous Beauty if…

You Know You are a Delicate Beauty if…

Character: The Ingénue has a sweet, innocent nature that brings with it a quality of freshness that does not threaten others, but uplifts them and inspires them. This woman, like the flower I chose to represent her, may be small, but she is a breath of fresh air. The Ingénue, like the Baby’s Breath, is … Continue reading You Know You are a Delicate Beauty if…

You Know You are a Classic Beauty if…

Character: The Classic woman is the epitome of elegance, especially if she is a Summer or Spring; although she can be any season. Classic women are very refined and poised. They are thinkers and planners. They watch what is going on around them, they study, they gain wisdom and they act on their knowledge without … Continue reading You Know You are a Classic Beauty if…