Wednesday, January 19

Water

 "Change is not merely necessary to life. It is life." - Fortune Cookie

Recently I watched two documentaries about water that left me reflecting upon the extremely important environmental issues that we face today. Specifically pollution, in any sense. If we do not change our ways, the future won't be as bright as we would like it to be. Personally, it's tough to watch these kind of movies because the light-at-the-end-of-the-tunnel endings don't really make me feel any better. The topics discussed are real problems and they affect each and every one of us right now. This inspires me to makes changes in my own life to insure a better tomorrow. It's the little things that count and one person can make a difference.

Here's the Documentaries:

Blue Gold: World Water Wars

Tapped

Happy movie watching.
~Claudia

Friday, January 7

Look of the Month :: Winter 2011 :: January

I just felt an earthquake and I'm a little spooked now. This was the first time in all my 7+ years of living in California that I finally felt one. I've always been curious about them, but now that it's happened, I never want to go through that again. I'm not hurt and nothing is broken in my home, but goodness it was not fun.

Anyway, onto the makeup! Happy 2011 and what better way to start the New Year off right than with a fresh look for January.

The current look is:
J A N U A R Y  2 0 1 1


Color trends for this month:
Earth tones, rust red, peach, copper, and muted forest green

Current motivation for the look:
Classic beauty, metallic surfaces, and staying indoors

Please feel free to express yourself as well! Share links, tips, or any other suggestions in the comments. I would love to hear from you.

 xoxo,
~Claudia

Saturday, January 1

New Year's Resolutions

Happy 2011 everyone!  
"You are thought to be the most charming character in the world." - Fortune Cookie

As I sit here in my studio with my lovely glass of champagne it is hard to believe that 2011 is already here. For me, this is a time of deep reflection. (I'm sure it is for most) To think back on the past and recall all the wonderful events. All the things that were learned, amazing travels, good food & fellowship, and above all else, how much one grows over a year.

So enough about the past, how about the present! Which leads me to the New Year's Resolutions. Mine are simple and common, but nevertheless, important to fulfill.  It's always nice to have something to concentrate on and to share with others. That way, it's easier to maintain and remain focused. So please, if you have anything to share, I welcome it. What are your resolutions this year?

~~ Here are mine for 2011 ~~

- To focus more attention on my creative outlets: I have a lot of ideas for art, videos, writing, etc. I would love to get some of those out of my head and into the world.
    - I need to work on my measurements and weight. An inch here and a few pounds there need to go. I love being very fit. So Dance Central here I come!
      - Crack down on bad ingredients/foods that I don't want to eat or topically apply to my body anymore. Some foods include: starches, sugars, and sodium. Some ingredients that I want to minimize or eradicate are: talc, fragrance, parabens, and sulfates.   
        - Travel, travel, travel. I would love to do more. The world is my playground!
          - Stop stressing. It really needs to stop and learning how to recognize stress when it starts affecting me and not after the fact would be great.
            - And last but not least, spend more time with family and friends. One can never get enough of that!

              Again, I wish all of you a Happy New Year and good luck in 2011.
              ♡ Claudia

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