Opportunity Is Knocking

Opportunity

I’ve learned not to wait for opportunity. In the world of today, you have to sometimes make an opportunity for yourself then take it to the next level. Gone is the era of opportunity knocking; that’s a rare occasion.

Today we must take chances, risk and step out on faith. Life is not meant to wait for something great to happen. Sometimes greatness comes because you made it happen. You decided you wanted more and you made the move to go forward.

Well congratulations…you took the first step. Now move forward and take your opportunity to the next level. Explore your options; expand your reach and open doors not just for you but for others too! The benefit and reward will be worth it ten times over if you make it happen instead of waiting.

My mom has always told me, “Where there’s a will there’s a way! The question is: do you have the will?”

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#ImBeautyInspired Holiday Book Sale

#ImBeautyInspired Secret Beauty Tricks & Treats#ImBeautyInspired abeauyscarlet_3d copyBeauty is sharing and I’m feeling generous. Receive 20% off your #ImBeautyInspired book purchase for a limited time. Use code: Holiday2015

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Beauty Scarlet News on Periscope

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Tune in every Tuesday to Beauty Scarlet News on Periscope for the weekly tea of what’s brewing in beauty. I’ll deliver the top beauty news and you (The Beauty Scholars) will tell me if you are going to glam it or slam it. So, save the date, let’s do lunch and spill some beauty tea! MUAH

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#ImBeautyInspired What About You?

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So I’ve been a little busy and missing in action for a while but it’s definitely for a good reason. I am excited to announce the completion of my upcoming book, “#ImBeautyInspired a Keepsake Journal of Original Beauty Quotes & Affirmations!” The release date will be around December 15, 2014. I wrote this book because I want to empower young women and girls to embrace beauty from the inside out. I want them to understand, “beauty is not in the eye of the beholder; beauty is in the mind of the beholder!”

#ImBeautyInspired is not just a keepsake journal of beauty quotes and affirmations; it is a movement to empower young women and girls to embrace their inner beauty. It all started with my passion for writing and my love for beauty. After many years of questioning what’s my purpose in life, I created my blog Beauty School Scarlet.

The blog started with product reviews and a focus on outer beauty but I soon realized that inspiration for inner beauty was missing. So I began looking for daily beauty quotes to inspire my community of followers and soon discovered quotes about inner beauty were limited so I began to write my own.

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As soon as I shared the first couple of beauty quotes, I received an overwhelming response of positive feedback. It was then I realized I needed to write a book to inspire young women and girls. And that was how #ImBeautyInspired was created.

However, I have not stopped there; I have also created an eight-week afterschool program for young girls and teens to empower them to embrace beauty from the inside out. The young women and girls of today have embraced a negative self-image courtesy of role models in T.V. music and sometimes their home life. I believe that it is up to women of influence, etiquette and self-confidence to spread and teach the positive lesson of what it means to truly embrace their unique inner beauty. This program is designed to help address specific problems to solve confidence with peer pressure through interactive seminars, guest role models, and hands on beauty DIY’s along with confidence building. This will help to ensure that the girls feel significant, valued, reassured, in control and worthy. It offers her a chance to be heard and gain praise as well as recognition.

I’m currently looking to partner with schools, churches and afterschool programs to make this program a nationwide success. If you are interested in learning more information about the #imbeautyinspired program, you can email me at info@beautyschoolscarlet.com.

This is not something that I can accomplish alone; I need your help! The power of word of mouth is great but the power of social media is greater! Please join me in the #ImBeautyInspired movement starting with Twitter, FB and IG – follow me and use the hash tag #ImBeautyInspired to share how beauty inspires you! For example…#ImBeautyInspired because I am fearless!

Next, share the movement with your friends and family and be sure to tell them to share with their connections too. Together, we can make a difference and empower young women and girls to embrace their inner beauty and become their very own celebrity!

Feel free to take pictures and videos as well but make sure you always use the hash tag #ImBeautyInspired. There will be twitter chats schedule in the future along with more things to come. #ImBeautyInspired because I have you in my life to support this movement! Thank you in advance!

Always,

Renee

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Wednesday Afternoon Beauty Quote

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You are in control of the success or breakdown your destiny. You hold the cards, make the choices and review the options. It is up to you to make your success a priority for 2014. Don’t procrastinate and don’t be afraid because the opportunity can pass you by.

 

Today, I will make my success a priority by making goals and plans around the opportunities that surround me!!! I will trust my instincts and not be afraid to move toward my dreams!!! What about you??? How will you make your success a priority??? Have a wonderful Wednesday!!! MUAH

 

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Tuesday Morning Beauty Quote

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The beauty of a blank canvas is that there are infinite possibilities with the masterpiece you can create!!! You can select the colors and the direction on how you want the painting to be displayed; just like life, you have choices!!!

Today, I create and control the direction on my masterpiece in life!!! I will make my canvas unique and full of color!!! What about you??? How will your blank canvas flow??? Have a terrific Tuesday!!! MUAH

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Monday Morning Beauty Quote

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If you don’t plant the seeds for your dreams, how will they grow, blossom and come to life??? Dreams are made to come true but you must have goals, make plans and take action!!! Without goals, plans and action…you are just making wishes and your dreams can die!!!

Today, I will make sure my goals have plans and I will take action accordingly to make my dreams come true!!! What about you? How will you make your dreams blossom??? Have a magnificent Monday!!! MUAH

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Winter Skin Care Solutions

As much as I would like to wish the winter away, I know that it’s not possible :-(. It is so cold in the Chicago area with the temps at 7 degrees but with a wind-chill factor it feels like a -12 degrees (insert a shivering body and long sigh here) LOL!

With the temperature being so cold, we need to protect our bodies and layer our clothes. We also need to protect our skin from the harsh winter cold and wind-chill. Here are a few of my favorite winter must have products that will keep you moisturized over the next few months!

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My F.A.B. Moisturizer: First Aid Beauty is so F.A.B.  and it is my go to moisturizer! The Ultra Repair Concentrate appears thick but it ‘s not once you emulsify it down in the palm of your hands. A little goes a long way, so this will truly last for quite sometime. It is very soothing to my dry irritated skin because it contains oatmeal, essential oils, botanical antioxidants and reparative ingredients. I love that it is so moisturizing yet lightweight and you can use it on the entire body!!! The best thing is, they have clinical claims that state, “Within 15 minutes of application, skin hydration is improved by 116%.” Just to test it further, let’s see if my dry parched hands see a difference in the picture below (they are very dry because I have been washing them like a crack head and not applying hand cream to moisturize…remember, no judging)…. LOL

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IMG_2494IMG_2497IMG_2498 More Moisture Please: As you can see from the photo above, my hands are so dry that they are peeling and they hurt because I don’t always have time to put on hand cream. The first time I tried Yu-Be, it saved my unappealing dry hands from cracking and peeling; from there I was sold. It gave instant moisture from the Glycerin, it was not greasy, it absorbed into my skin immediately and the Vitamin E and B2 help to heal my very dry damaged skin. I was so exited for the instant gratification that I have been using this as my go to hand cream for a couple of years.

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Yu-Be has stated on their website that the moisturizing cream can be used on the face, lips and body. While I have not tried it on those areas, I would not rule it out!!!

A Drink of Water for My Skin: Boots No7 Beautiful Skin Hydration Mask is like a drink of water for my skin. I use it on a regular basis especially during the winter. It has been my saving grace to give me the boost of moisture that I need!!!

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I apply a thin layer of the mask after cleansing, I leave it on through the night and my skin drinks in the moisture leaving it soft and smooth in the morning!!! 

Not only is this product the answer to my thirsty skin; it is very affordable as well.

Moisture Service for My Lips: Be Fine Food Skin Care Lip Serum is by far the best lip serum, balm, cream that I have ever used!!! It contains plant based amino acids and peptides to firm and boosts the skin on the lips; chamomile soothes and safflower seed oil gives moisture.  It also offers UVA protection as well.

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This miracle in a tube brought my pour, dry, painful dehydrated pout back to life overnight!!! A little goes a long way and it is long lasting. I was amazed and relieved all at the same time!!!

My Hair is Thirsty: Being Free Comes Naturally Island Breeze Whip is a moisturizing whip for the hair and or scalp that can be used on wet or dry 2-3 times per week or as needed. It contains Shea and Mango butters, Coconut and Avocado oils as well as Pro Vitamin B 5 just to name a few. It is very moisturizing but no too much that it leaves your hair greasy. It smells wonderful but it is not overpowering. A little goes a long way; it is very lightweight and great for dry scalp. It also gives great shine and it does not build up on the hair toward the middle or end of the week!!!

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Beauty Tips for Winter Allergy Eyes

So, I woke up this morning with a swollen eye :-(.  I applied 3 different eye creams to get the swelling down by about 5%. I was a little worried so I called the eye doctor for the first available appointment as I did not want it to get any bigger because the vain side of me has 3 events this week and I have to represent my brand. LBVS! (The swelling has gone down since this morning but you can still see it a little in the photo below).

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I had an early afternoon appointment and my diagnosis is winter allergies! Really??? I did not know there was such a thing but Dr. Reynolds informed me that mold is still very big in the winter, dust will always be a problem and allergies can be ongoing!

Here are a few tips that she shared with me today:

  1. Mold is forever present in the most unnoticeable ways.
  2. Clean the faucet in your face bowl; it can harbor mold. Use a cotton ball with bleach to keep it clean.
  3. Clean the showerhead as well. The little black stuff you see around the showerhead that builds up is mold.
  4. Clean all your drains as well.  Again…mold can build up.
  5. The black stuff around your window when you open it…mold.
  6. Clean your makeup brushes! Wash your brushes when you wash your hair; this way, you will never forget. (This tip is from Big Girl Cosmetics).
  7. Your furnace can push out dust. Clean your filters and dust often.
  8. If your symptoms continue, see a doctor.

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Dr. Reynolds suggested that I use a little ice for the swelling; over the counter allergy meds such as Claritin or Zyrtec and use my eye drops because of my dry eyes.

OMG…I didn’t realize that winter allergies existed like this let alone all the different areas where can mold hide. I am thankful that Dr. Reynolds continues to educate me. It helps me and I hope that it helps you too! If you live in the Chicago area, stop by and visit Concept Eye Care for your next eye appointment.

 

 

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Tuesday Afternoon Beauty Quote

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Being the exception to the rule can happen on so many levels. You can be the exception with fashion, makeup and personal/professional relationships. Everyone is a unique individual but everyone will not always stand out from the norm or sets his or her own standards. Most people abide by the rules or what society says and live life accordingly.

I want to be the exception to the rule. I want to have it all in every aspect of my life. Today, I will work hard to make my own rules, be my own boss and be the exception to the rule!!! What about you? How will you be the exception to the rule?

 

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