Friday, March 30, 2012

Guest Post - Jackie Clark


The Score:  Woman One, Cancer Zero
By: Jackie Clark

Hearing the words you have malignant mesothelioma can be hard to handle.  A woman’s mind races as she pondered the last few months. She goes over and over her symptoms:  shortness of breath, chest pain, fatigue.  All of her symptoms pointed to a diagnosis of pneumonia.  Never once did it cross her mind that she could face something so serious that the prognosis given to her was very poor at best:  3 to 5 years at the most.

What does a woman in the prime of her life do with 3 to 5 years to live?  Would more doctors make a difference?  Would better doctors make a difference?  Is a 2nd opinion sufficient?  Or do you go for the trifecta of a third opinion?  What will this cancer steal away from her? Is the question of vanity relevant here? Her mind races with questions.  Cancer is a bitter enemy that prides itself on robbing women of their most prized possession, their femininity.  But she had a secret weapon.  She had the will to continue living her life to the fullest no matter the prognosis.  She was a woman with a long bucket list!

While cancer is a definite force to be reckoned with, so is a woman.  Many women spend their lives and hard-earned money trying to maintain a youthful appearance and age gracefully. Cancer throws a major kink in this plan.  Cancer does not discriminate.  Cancer doesn’t care if a woman is 14, 24, or 44.  A cancer diagnosis jettisons a woman into a fight or flight mindset. She will fight the brave fight or curl up in a ball and give up.  She knew what her choice was.  It was to fight.  She fought with beautiful wigs styled to perfection.  She lashed back with numerous lotions and moisturizers to counter the drying effects of chemotherapy and radiation.  She sampled organic, mineral-based foundations to put that fabulous glow back into her cheeks.  Only the most fashionable frocks and fashions would carry her through this crisis!  She fought hard in an attempt to grasp onto the little bit of femininity that remained within her.

Then comes the ah hah moment.  Her femininity was “within” her.  It wasn’t the potions and oils on the outside that made her the woman she was.  A woman’s beauty lies within her soul.  It’s important to point out here that there is no shame in working to maintain a healthy vibrant appearance in any situation. However, this isn’t the true essence of a woman.  A woman emanating beauty from within will far outshine any mask she wears on her face, any wig that is placed upon her head, or any designer fashion in which she dresses herself.  In the battle of a lifetime, inner beauty will always trump disease. The score: woman one, cancer zero.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

giveaway alert


Could you possibly NOT want to win this?? Well you can win it over at The Yuppie Lady!!!! 
See below for details and enter on HER blog! 








Quick details:

    How to enter:

    Get up to ten entries to win!
    • Follow @yuppiebychyanne and tweet the contest (gives you one entry)
    • Like Nordstrom and Yuppie by Chyanne Facebook Page (gives you two entries, if you've already liked mine or Nordstrom FB page, be sure to leave two comments!)
    • Follow The Yuppie Lady on Instagram (gives you three entries)
    • Blog about the contest (gives you FOUR entries — if you do so, make sure to comment on this post with a link to your post!)
    • All entries must be left in separate comments. Also be sure to mention how you entered. 


    Contest details:
    • Contest is open internationally.
    • Contest ends 11:59pm EST Friday, April 6, 2012.
    • One winner will be chosen randomly.
    • If chosen as the winner of the giveaway. Your entry will be verified to ensure that the contest rules were followed. If not, another winner will be picked at random. Contest winner has 48 hours to acknowledge winner announcement. If winner fails to reply within the 48 hour time frame, another winner will be drawn at random. 
    Travel HERE to enter!

    Wednesday, March 21, 2012

    Fruit Pizzas - little less beauty related

    Hi beauties!

    If you're reading this, I thank you, this is not beauty related but it is fun & pretty! The kids wanted to make fruit pizzas they saw on Nick Jr. this morning and we had all the ingredients needed so I thought it was a great time for pictures and blogging! Fruit pizza are exactly what they sound like, crust with fruit on top! You can see to the right a piece cut, so let's jump into what you need and some pictures where the sun was a camera hog!

    This is really a fun food to make and plus it's up to you what you put on it! We use tortillas (white corn), grape & strawberry jelly (or jam to some) raisins and bananas. In the picture there is an apple but it was eaten during the process of making them so we drafted a banana into the mix! I topped ours with maple syrup but you can use honey also! 






    So you place your "crust" on a sheet of aluminum foil and spread on the jelly! Place your fruit on as you want and drizzle with your topping! My oven was already preheated waiting on chicken nuggets, it was preheated to 350 degrees, but you only leave these in for just a couple minutes. I got them out once I had cleaned up everything it took to make them, so about 3-5 minutes!!


    voilĂ 


    These are so good & just the right amount of sweetness! The kids enjoyed them so much! The jelly gives off such a great flavor on top of the crust! You will notice your tortilla starts to fold up on the edges and that it when they are crisp! 



    I used a pizza cuter to make slices and the kids could fold it to eat it better! 

    I really liked doing this and it's a great snack little ones can help with! 

    Thanks for reading & if you have any kid friendly recipes please share them with me!!


    Until next time, 

    Stay Beautiful
    Tiffany Faith 


    Monday, March 19, 2012

    Upcoming Information

    Hey Beauties!

    So I haven't blogged much lately, but I have been brain storming of ideas to blog!
    I have had a lot of giveaways going on and more to come! Which will be listed below!

    So I have been booked every weekend with some sort of makeup gig. Whether it's a practice run with a bride or bridal photos for upcoming weddings! I love it so much! I am so caught up in that part of my career I put blogging on the back burner. But I did bring back my YouTube video making! I'm really excited to be doing videos again!

    So here is a run down of upcoming events here on Everyday Beautiful & on my YT Channel:


    • a lot of reviews from the goodies in my Influenster Love VoxBox 
    • Giveaway of Le Edge Exfoliating Tool + review 
    • 200 subscriber giveaway on YouTube (when I reach that) 
    • Giveaway on FB when I hit 400 likes
    • Clarisonic Mia Review 
    • Eye Tutorials 
    • JCLU T Shirt Giveaway 
    • Drugstore Product Reviews
    • VLOGGING 
    • Foundation Routine Comparison (beauty blender vs brushes) 
    • You will get to see my portfolio soon of my makeup artistry career
    • +more 
    I can't wait to see where the Spring & Summer takes us all! 
    I also can't wait for the Too Faced Summer Collection & I hope to snag two palettes so I can give one away!

    GIVEAWAYS:
    Enjoy Hair Care  Ends 4/1/2012
    Fancy Steps Ends 3/30/2012

    I'm so happy to have all of you here, thanks so much for being apart of Everyday Beautiful !!!
    xoxo

    Tiffany Faith 




    Tuesday, March 13, 2012

    Enjoy Hair Care Giveaway! CLOSED

    The lovely faces behind Tru Beauty Gems has offered to share a giveaway!! Right now we are both going to be holding a giveaway for ENJOY Hair Care products!! I will be using Rafflecopter for easy entry!

    WHAT YOU WILL WIN:


    • ENJOY Hydrating Shampoo
    • ENJOY Hydrating Conditioner
    • ENJOY Hair Mask
    • ENJOY Shine & Smooth

    Available to purchase HERE


     THIS IS U.S ONLY it will sip from ENJOY.

    This will end April 1st (Tru Beauty Gems is ending theirs April 16th so you have 2 chances of winning)





    Sunday, March 4, 2012

    Sircle Samples

    How do you feel about this:
    "Coming Soon: Choose free deluxe beauty samples from your personalized Sample Shop!"


    I feel great about it. Many of you have heard me talk about IsThatOdd, an online social website where you can 


    connect with other beauty lovers and get great information! You can post Oddstracts of questions, help, about 


    yourself, reviews and pretty much ask anything & others will help you with your question. It's a great way to 


    promote yourself and really find out answers to your questions. As a member you receive Odd Coins which 


    can be spent in the Sample Shop, where, for free, you can order samples of great products with free shipping 


    & the cost of come of your Odd Coins! It's an amazing site and I love being apart if it!




    The creators of IsThatOdd are soon launching Sircle Samples! The release date will be told to Facebook fans 

    so make sure you like them  !! This will be another exciting sample shop site where you can connect with 

    another beauty lovers from allover and order deluxe size samples from your personalized sample shop! I am so 

    excited about this site! I was among the first to know about the upcoming site & I am so happy to tell you all 

    about it! I look forward to chatting with you all on Sircle Samples!
    Please go and LIKE their page, let them know Everyday Beautiful sent you! Sign up at Sircle Samples  to 

    find out more about them & get emails! 

    See you over on their Facebook site!! 


    xoxo

    Tiffany 

    Randoms

    Hi beauties!

    I just wanted to write up a post on this rainy Sunday morning & just fill you in on some things!


    The run down is simple: I am hosting a giveaway for Fancy Steps that ends March 30! So make sure you enter & Tweet everyday for extra entries! I am going to be doing a giveaway very soon that won't involve Twitter so those of you without can have more entries as well!

    I am back to making videos, I really feel better about making them now and feel more confident in making them! As of right now I have 107 subscribers & that excites me! I have a goal of reaching 200 so I am planning a giveaway very soon for that goal!

    My blog means the world to me, I want a good balance between both videos & post! I know some would rather just watch a 10 minute video rather than read a blog post. But both will be full of reviews and more!

    I am 22 away from 300 likes! How exciting! I am 29 followers away from 200!

    So while I am planning a giveaway for YouTube let me know what you want to see more of! I love the feedback!


    Have a great Sunday!


    xoxo
    Tiffany