[Valid Atom 1.0] BarbaraEllen: November 2012

Friday, November 30, 2012

Friday 'Fessional: I Am High-Maintenance. (In Disguise.)

I am always surprised when I remember that I am high-maintenance. It’s not like I UVA/B tan. (Anymore.) Painted-on face? …Neutrals, only. Standing mani/pedis? Nope.  Just the biweekly therapist. …

While I may not look like this:

I love this movie.
(Taken from Google Images)
I sound like this:

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Shop Local. Think Global. Nicole France-Coe for Noonday Collection.


I learned that entrepreneurship was sustainable and aid was not.

Fair Trade. Female Entrepreneurship. Shop Local, Think Global. Beauty. Sustainability. Faith. Handmade. Noonday Collection & The Noonday Story tell the story of one woman’s, Jessica Honegger’s (co-founder), love. Love for family & faith. Love for sustainability. Love for beauty. To read about her transformation into globally-inspired humanitarian, businesswoman, and Noonday Founder, read About the Founder. An intricate relationship between creativity, business, & faith, it is absolutely evident that the Noonday Fair Trade Trunk Shows extend from “family, community, [and] intentionality.”

Friday, November 23, 2012

Shop Local. Peppermint & Small Business Saturday #ROC .

Small Business Saturday.

Hair Bows. Peppermint.
Not to be confused with the amazing Bow Ties. (In the back.)
Small Biz Sat, the day after Black Friday & 2 days before Cyber Monday, is your chance to support the local, emerging, & growing economies in your neighborhood. Normally shop for veg at the grocery store? Try your local farmers' market. Looking for unique holiday gifts? Hop to a hip boutique. Looking for a tasty bite to eat ... other than some turkey?? Mom 'n' Pop restaurant is the way to go. To those of us still standing after the Grey and Black deluge of retail that flooded our stores as the tryptophan sank-in: Remember this one thing...

Friday 'Fessional: I Sleep Over at My Parents'.


I admit it.

I actually made this sammy myself.
Normally Da' Moe makes it for me, so...

I am still adjusting to having moved out, on my own, permanently, & no longer having the comforts of living with Mommy & Daddy. Yes, I moved out over 1 yr ago. Yes, I went to college out-of-state, studied abroad, & had a 6 mo stint in Manhattan. Yes, I’m 27years old (almost 28). Yesyesyes. But, you see, none of those (ignore the age) were permanent. At the end of the semester, I always knew I’d come home to my bedroom with Mama’s meals and Da’ Moe’s spoils. Brothers to take out the garbage. Doggies to cuddle & shunuggle. And now, I live on my own.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving: Toasts & Ghosts.

 To Those Who Are Not With Us.

My Momsly Did This.
(We ate too quickly for a shot of the full meal!)
This, the family toast of the Magesis Clan taught to me by one of my best friends (& soul mates), Cassie Magesis. As my family delved into the crisp & delicately moist turkey, velvety gravy, & silky mashers, among other sides, I raised a toast to borrow this praise. 

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

How To. Lipstick Naughty & Spice.

Those are some bold lip colors. From thicker lips to thinner, whether you invest in Dior, MAC, Nars or save with Revlon, Rimmel, Wet 'n' Wild, there are a few steps that everyone need follow. The first? Choosing a daring color.

Wet 'n' Wild.
Favorite go-to for newer shades.
In 911D Stoplight Red & 917B Cinnamon Spice.
Lipstick How To.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Friday 'Fessional. Impulsively Late.

Other acceptable titles include Compulsively Late & Impossibly LateImpulsively happens to be a combo of the 2. And also, the most apropos for this week's Friday 'Fessional. Which is not only long overdue, but also ... impulsively put together.

Impulsively Chose this Pic.
(Taken from Google Images.)

Let me elaborate...

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Review. Why Allure Nov 2012 with Lauren Conrad Demands a Spot on the Bookshelf.

I don't love women's mags or even fashion mags. Cosmo disgusts me and, yes, okay W mesmerizes, but also kind of shocks me with its amount of publicized boobs. But this month, Allure's November 2012 issue featuring Lauren Conrad, inspires me. (Style-wise. Let's not get too deep.)

With 9 interesting, informative, and innovative articles/feature, plus 2 extras which will probably seriously interest you, November 2012 Allure allures me through its pages.

Allure Magazine.
(Taken from Google Images)

Monday, November 12, 2012

Life. Frankenstorm & Migraine Sandy.

I had huge plans for Friday 'Fessional the Friday before Halloween. Envision montage of all of my most amazing costumes everrrr which includes insert of handmade/homemade Lil' Mermaid bit circa '93. (Incredible. Be on the watch for next year.)

But then ... 

Instagram.
#instagood #instaween #Hallogram