New Marilyn Monroe!

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How cute is this? From Vibe Vixen

I am so excited for a new way to explore our girl crush, Marilyn Monroe!  I just found out that Macy’s has a new Marilyn Monroe clothes line!  Think about it…we can go to Macy’s, be inspired by the clothes and create our personal version of our girl Marilyn.  I found these pictures of the collection at Vibe Vixen: The New Style of Sexy.  Check out this fab site:  http://www.vibevixen.com/ Have fun!  I know I’m going to…Love, Goddess

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More from the fab Vibe Vixen

 This comes in a gorgeous peony as well as black or white.  LOVE.

Explore and have fun!  Love, Goddess

For more on Marilyn:  Marilyn Monroe Ahead of Her Time

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Lusting After Your Skin

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Visit Swiss Genesis Skincare for more pampering of your skin ideas! 

 

Your skin…love it and adore it today.  Slow down and relish every drop of your gorgeous skin.  Take that time today after your busy day:

  1. Take a shower or bath and only use your favorite scent.
  2. When you dry off your skin with a towel, don’t rush.  Gently wipe your skin dry.  When we rush we are not gentle.  Pamper your skin by being gentle with it.
  3. Savor putting your favorite lotion on.  SLOWLY!  Admire your curves and enjoy the aroma of your natural scent mixed in with the lotion.
  4. When you find yourself being critical, STOP!  You were blessed with your skin.  When you find something you don’t like, give it some extra love.  Spray some shimmer on it, give it a kiss or blow it one.  Seriously.  Stop with the Drama Queen and enjoy your gorgeous body.

Other Beauty Rituals for your skin:

  1. Exfoliate weekly.  Victoria’s Secret has some wonderful inexpensive scents that make you look and smell delicious.  And you can’t beat the sexy names!
  2. Mud baths, masques etc.  Fun road trip to a spa with girlfriends, perhaps?
  3. Once a week oil treatments for you body.  You can even make your own.  Grape seed oil and lavender?   Relaxing and you’ll have a spa like stash in your home.
  4. If you can afford to go to a spa, check out the back and body treatments.  Or ask for a gift certificate for your birthday.  You are worth it.  Find a way to really pamper yourself in your budget once in a while.
  5. If you still can’t afford a spa day in your budget, have a spa party with girlfriends.  Each girl is in charge of an area to be pampered.

When you are doing your skin care rituals Bitch it up:

  1.  Play sexy music.
  2.  Admire your just pampered skin in the candlelight.
  3.  Sleep naked and enjoy the coolness of your sheets against your soft skin.
  4.  Caress yourself and enjoy how soft the treatment has made your skin feel.

Make these ideas a part of your daily beauty ritual.  Every day find a way to slow down and enjoy the lusciousness of your skin.  Love, Goddess

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Unleash Your Inner Pin Up Girl!

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Classic Pin Up from: A Casa de Pandora

A few months ago I did a pin-up girl photo shoot.  If you have the opportunity to do one in your area-it’s a must do!  A friend of mine asked me to join her and it was so much fun dressing up and posing pin-up style.  It’s a chance for you to go all out glamour and have a record of it!  How often do you get to:

  1. Have your hair and make up done to perfection?
  2. Play dress up for real?  With props, scenarios and poses that your inner Bitch AND Drama Queen would adore?
  3. Enjoy the music being played and the opportunity to let your inner Diva adore the attention and fussing over?

Why is this such a good idea for you?  You get the chance to revel, play and adore every inch of being glorious feminine you:

  1. No jeans, sweats or tee shirts.  These are fantastic for every day.  We need to create “special” once in a while.  Your inner Cleopatra CRAVES this.
  2. You get pampered and fussed over.  Women LOVE that.
  3. You get to live in a fantasy.  What girl doesn’t LOVE that?
  4. Curves are celebrated.  Every luscious one.
  5. You get the moment where, after being pampered, made up, adored and you look in the mirror and SEE how beautiful you are.

Why are we sometimes so surprised to see how beautiful we are?

Yes, part of that may be due to the gorgeous fun clothes and make-up and hair.  Part.  The yummy part is you’ve been enjoying the process and the beauty.  You’ve been slowing down to savor it.  There will be a satisfied glow.  A glow that springs alive when we relish ourselves.  I also think modern-day life has us so busy running around that this fantasy come to life for us gives back so much.  Savoring being female.  We leave so little time for it.  We must start embracing her again.  Finding our glow.  Tossing the sweat pants for a few minutes a week to savor our gorgeous bodies in something that makes us feel beautiful.  Sexy. Sensual.  Not for a guy.  For us.  Guy has to earn the inner pin-up girl in each of us.

So this weekend…get in touch with your inner pin-up girl.  That glamour puss who savors her power.  Savors her beauty.  And saves the moment in time in glorious color!  Can’t afford the full on pin-up session?  Bitch it up and plan a full on party with your girl friends with a late summer theme.  Barbeque poses-oh that wind just blew up my skirt!  Or fun with a beach ball or pic nic, travel poses with a car or boudoir poses.  Have fun…(insert sassy pin-up girl smile here)  Love, Goddess

More inspiration for your pin up girl:

When you are out and about poses:

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From the Invisible Agent

 

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Make-up & hair from: The Asian Place 

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The classic leg lift pose from: Claudiaciuta

This post is dedicated to my friend Tammi who came up with this really fun idea.  xoxo

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On Seeing the Beauty

Drew Barrymore photographed by Annie Leibovitz from the web site Maria’s photo:  http://www.mariasphoto.com/2008/02/25/drew-barrymore-in-beauty-and-the-beast/

Seeing the Beauty.  Like everything, it’s a choice.  We can be sucked into what the world has decided is “perfection.”  Or we can rebel.   Rebel by rejecting the incessant labels society thrusts upon us:  “Young, ” “Old,” “Average,” “Above Average,” “Rich,” “Poor,” “Nice,” “Mean.”  I could go on forever!  Or we could make it a habit to see the beauty in the not so “perfect” beast.  Perfect is boring!  Trust me, if you were given the “perfect” guy you would get bored.  You would never fight.  Fighting is passion.  Can you imagine life without make-up sex?  LOL.  If you were given the “perfect” body you would still see something you don’t like.  How many of us look back on our early twenties and think:  Wow!  I was hot!  We didn’t think it back then because we didn’t appreciate the wrinkle free skin.  We couldn’t relate because we’d never had wrinkles.

I was inspired by Ashley Judd putting the media in her place when they called her “puffy.”  http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/04/09/ashley-judd-slaps-media-in-the-face-for-speculation-over-her-puffy-appearance.html When some in the media don’t see perfection, they question, examine, judge.  They’d noticed Ms. Judd had been looking “puffy” lately and decided to analyze why.  Without asking her.   Isn’t there something else you would rather do than obsess over perfection, media?

Think of the people you are attracted to.  I guarantee the ones you’re closest to have something that pulled you in.  Is it how they’re always there for you?  That’s beauty.  It it their passionate curiosity?  Is it their loving spirit that’s reflected through soulful eyes?  I’ve always been attracted to people who make me smile and laugh.  They could be purple with little tiny spikes all over their faces and I would still love them.  We would just have to work something out when we hug.  🙂

Then there are people who are not so beautiful.  Maybe physically they are when you first meet them, but through their actions you become disenchanted.  Suddenly little imperfections pop up that you never saw before.  They are there now because you’ve seen some of the things they do that turn you off.  Like maybe they lied to you.  Maybe they dump you when they get a new boyfriend.  Maybe they start to revel in their happiness around you in a catty way.   You start seeing someone for who they truly are.  No amount of hairspray, lipstick or flexing of a perfectly toned peck will stir you.

They’ve broken your trust.  They’ve lost your respect.  They’ve lost their beauty.  On their own.

The people who make you smile fuel your beauty.  The man you meet for a fleeting moment who opens a door for you.  The children playing and sharing their laughter and fun with you.  The little old lady all dressed up in her best as you pass by her in a restaurant.  You look at her, she looks at you and you admire how the blue of her suit plays up her skin.  You tell her the color looks beautiful on her.   She smiles back and says “thank you.”  The blue makes her feel beautiful.  It radiates from her soul.  That radiant beauty drew you to her.

The beauty of sound.  How you absolutely love something in nature.  The trickle of water from a nearby stream, the whish of the ocean waves.  Even the noise of an airplane that breaks your concentration overhead.  It is beautiful that we have something called airplanes that can whisk us off and we can be anywhere in the world.  In a matter of hours!  The beauty of touch.  Enjoying how soft your lovers skin is, or how his arms make you feel warm and protected.  How a kittens’ fur can tickle your nose and smell so good.  How soft and shiny your hair looks and feels after brushing it before you go to bed.

The beauty of sight.  Like the lady in blue from above or how pictures of food and fashion can make us literally swoon with the thought of eating or wearing it!  The sunset-how each one is unique with its colors and cloud swirls.  How one painting makes you stop.  And all the other paintings fall away.  Or when, on your daily walk, you walk by a certain house.  It’s a pleasure to admire the house because the owners put so much care in the landscaping and upkeep.  Then one day on your walk, the lady who lives there is working on her landscaping.  As you walk by you say “Your house is beautiful.  You do such an amazing job with it!”  She looks up, beaming with pride and says “Thank you!”  It feels so good.  The beauty of her creation affects you every time you walk by.  It makes you feel good to thank her and makes you feel amazing when she is so happy that you noticed!  Because you just made her feel beautiful.

Seeing the beauty in everything is more fun than what society is trying to pull us into doing:  obsess with perfection.  Sitting around and discussing what may or may not be wrong with the target (ie Ashley Judd).  Turn them off and rebel.  When they try to show you something ugly or try to criticize – look for the beauty.  Maybe our “Perfection Rebellion” –  will spread and we can tame a few “judgemental” beasts out there.  And bring them over to our side.  Love, Goddess

Related Reading:

  1. Like Curves?  Sofia Vergara  http://bitchlifestyle.com/2012/03/sofia-vergara/
  2. We Are Perfect:  http://bitchlifestyle.com/2009/06/we-are-perfect/
  3. Beauty Rituals Empower You:  http://bitchlifestyle.com/2009/06/beauty-rituals-empower-you/

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