Category Archives: Beauty

Bachelorette Bonanza!

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Being a social butterfly, it is probably not shocking that I absolutely LOVE bachelorette parties!  It is one of the last times you get to go all out before the bride says “I do”. I recently went on a trip to Atlanta (awesome city by the way) for my lifetime friend Casey’s bachelorette party.  We had a ball.

Below are some fun ideas for planning bachelorette festivities.

Spoil the bride.

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No matter what, it is essential to make sure the bride to be feels special. This is all about her so make it a pleasantly wonderful memory for her. Whether it be a relaxing spa day or a night out on the town, make sure to keep her feeling fabulous. One thing I thought was adorable was having Casey’s fiancé write her little notes (some were funny some were sweet) and we would give them to her randomly on our trip.  Here is a cute picture of her reading one before we hit the road.

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Designate a dress code.

One way to make bachelorette parties fun are by coming up with a dress code. When my friend Blair got married we all wore black and had fun glasses and she wore the outfit of her choice. with a cute veil and sash.

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Another adorable idea my friend Jennifer had was making each person who came to her uptown Charlotte festivity wear a tutu. In my opinion,  it was super precious and unique.

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I’ve also seen people get t-shirts made, all wear pink, and other similar things, but you can easily custom the dress code to type of person the party is for.

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Play games. 

I have played some funny games at bachelorette parties. One of my favorites is  the balloon game.

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BALLOON GAME:

  • Write down different things the bride to be is required to do before the night ends. (For example, get a stranger to take a shot with her, do a funny dance, get a kiss on the cheek, and other silly things)
  • Insert the instructions in to a balloon.
  • Blow up the balloons and place them on the outfit of the bride to be.
  • When you go out the bride must have all of the balloons popped and completed each task written down or else she has to take a shot.

Try new places.

When we went to Atlanta everything was new to us so we let the bride to be pick a few spots we stumbled upon or we have heard about from friends and checked them out. If you are ever in the Midtown area of Atlanta,  I would definitely recommend the Steamhouse Lounge (amazing seafood) and Publik Draft House (extensive cocktail menu).

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Be smart and safe.

If heavily drinking will be involved always remember your body needs food and water. Do not over do it. You don’t want to end up with your face in the toilet all night or passed out before sunset. Also DO NOT drink and drive. Take cabs, plan a stay in slumber party, or go to places in walking distance of you.

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Most importantly HAVE FUN!

ALL PINK EVERYTHING!

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As Breast Cancer Awareness Month wraps up, I thought I would share a few of my favorite PINK Mary Kay must-haves!

  1. PRECIOUS PINK mineral eye color
  2. PALE BLUSH cream eye color
  3. STRAWBERRY CREAM mineral cheek color
  4. PINK PARFAIT lipgloss
  5. WILD ABOUT PINK lipstick

If you are looking for a Mary Kay consultant please feel free to reach out to me arhodes733@marykay.com! Don’t forget to keep fighting for the cure!

 

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Growing Up and Bucket Lists

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This Saturday is my 28th birthday! For me, the past 8 years have taught me a lot. I have changed from a young carless  party girl to a caring professional  young woman. I feel like the 20s  have molded me into the person I truly am.  Although, I am proud of who I’ve evolved into, there are still a couple things that I’d like to do while I’m still in my 20s.

20 Things to Do While I’m Still in My 20s

  1. PRAY more.
  2. Land a CAREER that allows me to live comfortably.
  3. READ more books.
  4. Be more ACTIVE.
  5. Spend more time with my FAMILY.
  6. Get out of DEBT.
  7. TRAVEL more.
  8. Watch less TV. 
  9. CUSS less.
  10. INVEST.
  11. MOVE into a house with a back yard.
  12. COOK new recipes.
  13. Get another PUPPY.
  14. Get PUBLISHED.
  15. Expand my MARY KAY business.
  16. COMMUNICATE better when upset.
  17. Become more CRAFTY. 
  18. DONATE to cause I’m passionate about.
  19. Become more PATIENT.  
  20. SKYDIVE. 

Bronzed Beauty

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It’s summer time and the sun is shining. Hair is getting lighter and skin is getting darker. Who doesn’t enjoy soaking up a little Vitamin D by the pool or planning a trip to Mexico? But let’s face it, many of us have many other obligations and can’t always sit outside and tan. That’s why many women tend to use bronzer. Bronzer is something that people need to remember–”a little goes a long way” We all have seen someone, whether it be the Jersey Shore

images-5cast or someone working at the local farmer’s market who seems as if they have gone a little overboard. Their neck is an olive skin tone and their face is the same shade as  nacho cheese Dorito. I am not one to judge, however I am more about bringing out your natural beauty with the assistance of Mary Kay products. Mary Kay offers a variety of products that offer a bronzing look. My personal favorite is the Mary Kay mineral bronzing powder. I have found that the mineral products are more of my personal favorite because I don’t like my face to feel too cakey. I use  small amount (remember less it more and you can always add a little more if needed) with my blush brush and the lightweight powder gives me and instant sun kissed tone without looking unrecognizable. To learn about the other bronzers available please visit my website:http://www.marykay.com/arhodes733 or email me directly at arhodes733@marykay.com.

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Beautiful Bride

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I absolutely love weddings! I love going to them, watching them on movies, and hope one day to plan a wedding of my own. I hope to one day officially become a wife in front of the people who are most important to me–my friends and family.

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I am in my late 20s and have been to/in a good number of weddings.  When I think wedding I think beauty. I love how everyone has there own vision of what a beautiful wedding is but how different yet amazing each wedding  is. There is never one wedding that is the exact same yet the love of the room remains constant. From the diamond, to the decor, to the flowers, and most importantly the bride. I’m a sucker for love and cry at every single wedding I go to.

There is so much to consider when becoming a bride. Yes, there are the details of the wedding such as the bridal party, the location, the menu, etc, but there is also a lot that goes into making sure you look flawless on your wedding day.

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Below are some helpful tips I found on http://en.paperblog.com/wedding-journal-the-wedding-dress-476366/ when picking out the best dress for your shape.

The Mermaid  Wedding Dress – Suits hour glass and rectangle shapes

Mermaid Wedding Dresses

The Trumpet Wedding Dress – Suits hour glass and rectangle shapes

Trumpet Wedding Dresses

The A-Line  Wedding Dress – suits the Inverted Triangle, the Rectangle, the Pear and the Hour Glass

A-Line Wedding Dresses

The Princess Wedding Dress – suits all shapes

Princess Wedding Dresses

The Empire Wedding Dress – suits all shapes, height also an advantage

Empire Wedding Dresses

The Sheath / Column Dress – suits the Hour Glass but even better the Rectangle

Sheath/Column Wedding Dresses

The Ball Gown Wedding Dress – suits all shapes

Ballgown Wedding Dresses

The Tea Length Wedding Dress – suits all shapes, height an advantage

Tea Length Wedding Dresses

The Mini Wedding Dress – suits Rectangle and Hour Glass shapes, slim legs an advantage

A Beautiful Opportunity

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About 3 months ago a very good friend of mine, Apple, had meet me at Starbucks with her and her Mary Kay director Crystal. I went in there thinking I would just listen and help get Apple some brownie points with the company. Well I did not only helped out Apple but I also–signed up to sell Mary Kay. I didn’t know what the heck I was doing but it sounded like an amazing opportunity. I never wore make up and to be brutally honest thought the whole idea of selling Mary Kay was a little cheesy. Well, let me be the one to testify, I LOVE SELLING MARY KAY COSMETICS! Both Apple and Crystal have been amazing mentors for me. They are extremely encouraging and supportive. I text them all the time randomly about goals I’ve reached and new customers I’ve met. They constantly praise my dedication and approach to the Mary Kay way. I am the type of person who deeply enjoys making  people feel pretty. I love empowering people who may need some encouragement or a boost of confidence.  I believe  my own person attributes and the Mary Kay structure–God first, Family second, Career third, has definitely helped me grow both spiritually and professionally. It is an amazing feeling to help educate people on the Mary Kay products while making them feel beautiful! If you or someone you know is in need of any Mary Kay products feel free to email me directly at arhodes733@marykay.com. I able to accept cash, check, or credit card and will ship products for FREE! For the most recent updates and specials, like my Facebook page: MaryKayWithA or read my blog MaryKayWithA.wordpress.com! Thanks for all of the support!

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Braid it up

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My hair is super curly and can be difficult to deal with. When summer comes around, my curly locks turn to goldilocks which I love. Because my hair is so thick and I am often found poolside, it’s just to hot and  want it our of my face. I wear it in a ponytail but I need something more fun. This brings me to the braid. Celebrities have made headlines with their amazing summer braids. They are coming more and more popular in hair and fashion magazines. I have started simple by opting for a cute low messy side braid or a half crown braid around my face. It works best for me but there are so many other styles out there that work for all hair types. Below is a tutorial provided by CurlsNPearls.com on how to create the increasingly popular fishtail braid. So whether you have a night out on the town or just having a bad hair day, this spunky look is guarantee to turn heads.

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