Book Review: Make Up…Your Life Guide to Beauty Style and Success online and off by Michelle Phan

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My daughter is starting to dive into the wonders of makeup and style! That along with our decision to get her a phone is creating a whole new set of parenting concerns. Thank goodness she is into sports, as this is helping with keeping the healthy lifestyle going. And there are a multitude of videos via YouTube that she has access to, but screen time is something we limit as well. So when this book cam out, I thought I would first read it and then see if appropriate for my daughter. And I am happy to report, that it is very insightful and my daughter loves it, and I have learned a few things too!

This book goes way beyond just learning about make-up. It also teaches about career goals, professionalism and modern manners! Here is a list of the contents that I think will help you see all that is included. I appreciate how Michelle shares her experience and again serves as a nice role model for my daughter to see (items in parenthesis are my ideas on the chapter!):

My Life so far, parts 1 and 2

Skin Care Savvy

Makeup Basics and Beyond (I am learning lots here for my own makeup application!)

Hair and Nails Know-How

Fashion Tips and Tricks

Digital Dos and Don’ts (With the age of cell phones and online everything access, this is now something that everyone needs to learn)

Find and Keep a Job you Love

Turn Your Passion into a Profession

Modern Manners Made Easy

Ask Michelle

Good Luck!

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I approve this book for my own daughter to read, and I am learning from it as well. It has actually created some nice conversation for us to discuss and I also ask my daughter for advice, which she is happy and proud to offer me too!  It’s easy to read and everything is in color with great photos. It makes for a great reference that we both now goto!

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FTC disclaimer -I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.

 

 

Day 8, #fmsphotoaday, Landscape

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I love seeing everyone’s beautiful landscape pics on the site!! So pretty! Well, since I had a sick kiddo at home to tend to, I knew I wasn’t going to get out much, even though the beach and ocean are but a 10 minute drive away…so instead I have a landscape scene of my daughter’s LPS…Littlest Pet Shop! Her imagination run so wonderfully when she is playing!

Bad cases of the flu are going around, ans just hoping the rest of our family and stay out of it’s attack zone! Wash hands people and drink lots of water!

Day 7, #fmsphotoaday Reading

I love my cookbooks! Don’t cook from them often enough, but when I do, I am happy…helps me realize…hey..maybe I can cook!

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No, I’m not vegan, but diggin the whole food ingredients!

Below are some sunset pics from the home! Thinking about my friend coming home from LA after having surgery today for cancer as I was taking these. She is back home now, recovering. Thankful for that!

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Day 5 #fmsphotoaday…Square

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Found this lovely in my girls room! Isa helped me find it! We’ve had that thing for over 12 years now! Still Love it!

In the famous words by Sir Huey Lewis…..It’s hip to be square!

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…but to be honest..I’m more of a squiggle! My fellow squiggles will understand! Let’s face it…we’re a bit of everything for every reason when the reason calls for it!

In other news…turning my first born into an anglofile…..She’s hooked on Downton Abbey and the BBC’s Cooking Challenge Show!  YES!!!!!

FMS Photo a day!

Fat MUM Slim is doing it again with a photo a day! For more info check it here! Today’s photo: SKY! Happy New Year to all! 2015!!!!! Be Kind Be Generous Be Wonderful!

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I know this is a bit grainy, but working on “up”ing my photo skills with iphone.

Today was a momentus day as we finally took the girls to the snow!!!! They had a blast and it was only about an hour and half away!

Some highlights of the day:

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