Driven for the Good Life

My trip to LA has renewed my vigor and desire for the good life.  My tastes run too rich and lavish to not drive myself to succeed beautifully.  With that said, I am glad that things are starting to roll and I will continue to make moves towards a career and, hopefully soon, a move to Los Angeles.  The great thing is, my mom also wants to move there, which would make me very happy.  That’s one of my best friends, ya know?

So for the new year, I am on a MISSION:

1. Write, write, write….this means, working on my novel, pumping out articles for freelance, updating my blog at least every 2 days, and hopefully finding a job with a magazine or ezine.

2. workout mind and body….If I’m moving to the land of the superficial and expect to write about beauty/fashion, I need to be ON POINT.  I want to get down to size 4, 6 at the most (I’m a 12/14 now).  So that means working out, eating right, getting rid of excuses.  And I will be reading even more.  I already read a lot, but I want to read all of the books that I’ve ever said I wanted to read.  Get my mind right!  

I would suggest the book “How to Become Famous in Two Weeks (or less)” for anyone looking for help on becoming fabulous.  I just read it in LA and it was fantastic.  I also want to read Posh’s book and Kimora Lee Simmon’s.

3. Network, socialize, put forth more effort.  I’m such a laid back person, I need to actively get out and network.  Nothing will be handed to me since I am not a true socialite or possess supermodel looks.  I have to get on the grind, charm my way into fabulosity!

What are some of your new years resolutions? 

An Ode to the Best

I was browsing through some make-up artists’ work and I must say, I am completely in awe of what some people can do with a brush, shadow, etc!  So here is my ode to some of my favorite make-up artists and the beauty they impart onto the world.

–Joanna Schlip (Also has a new book, http://bellasugar.com/409396)

http://www.joannaschlip.com/portfolio.aspx?cat=b

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–Pat McGrath (http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=141389408)

Seriously, do I even need to introduce this woman?  She’s like a goddess of the make-up world!  You go sistah 🙂

–Roshar (http://modelmayhem.com/pics.php?id=62669)

I’ve admired his work a lot when I signed my friend up to www.modelmayhem.com He does gorgeous, gorgeous things! http://www.roshar.com/

–Candace Corey (http://candacecorey.com/home.html)

Stunning work, great person

–Jordan Liberty http://www.jordanliberty.com/ his work takes my breath away, consistently!  I adore his precision and love of colors

Those are just a couple people off the top of my head that I wanted to list, I could go on for years!  I love make-up so much, so it brightens my day to see stunning work.  Enjoy!  I have 🙂

Here’s a site to see some fantastic artists world-renowned for their skill: http://jedroot.com/makeup-main.php

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