The Look You’re Going For Wednesday, Feb 3 2016 

Here’s a tip from my husband, Marshall:  If you don’t like the way someone applies their make-up, don’t take beauty advice from them.

Sounds simple enough, but I’ve often stopped at cosmetic counters and done just that only to proceed to the ladies room and wash it all off. Marshall would then remind me of his warning. Just because someone stands behind the counter doesn’t mean their method or style is appropriate for me.

All mentoring works that way. Follow the lead of one you want to emulate. Too often we move with the flow of the majority without thinking if that’s what we really want to do or if that’s the type of person we want to be.

As much as I love my husband, I’ll be following his warning but not his style of make-up application, especially since his cosmetology experience was as the much-loved Wizzo the Wacky Wizard on Chicago’s Bozo Show.

(For fabulous beauty products made safely, see my Beautycounter website.)Wizzo.Blue

©2016, Mary K. Doyle

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Who’s your Google? Sunday, Sep 22 2013 

My daughter, Erin, once told me I’m her Google. She is a lot smarter than I am in many ways but she does ask me questions the typical mom questions I can answer, like how long can she keep leftover potato salad. Maybe she asks me these questions simply to make me feel useful, but when someone, especially someone we love and respect, comes to us for guidance, it’s one of the best compliments.

Who is your Google? Who do you go to for answers? Most likely you have a list of go-to people depending on the information you are seeking. The one you consult with car trouble questions is different from fthe ones for home repairs, finances, relationships, baking, or child rearing.

When in need of assistance, consider all of your friends and relatives. Don’t forget about your Facebook friends. It’s rarely an intrusion when we respectfully ask for help. Rather, it is a compliment and shows appreciation of the gifts and talents of others.

©2013, Mary K. Doyle

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