Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Be a GQ Host - Look Sharp Live Smart - Earn $100 in FREE Product

To be a GQ Hostess, logon to my website and send a request. Open to all men 18+ in the US, not already being represented by a Mary Kay Independent Skin Care Consultant.

Once I receive your request, I will provide details to earn your $100 shopping credit.

*This is NOT a Mary Kay sponsored event. This is a personal event by Kim Blodgett, 
Mary Kay Independent Skin Care Consultant* Offer Expires 10/15/2015

Steve Harvey loves Mary Kay Satin Hands :-)

How To Cover Up Acne Scars And Dark Spots |2015

☆Neutral Makeup Tutorial Look For Girls w/Glasses☆ {Work Or School Makeup}

Monday, September 14, 2015


Do I Have To Be Certified Or Licensed To Do Makeup?


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Why The Beauty Industry Remains a Strong Career for Women

Why the beauty industry remains a strong career for women (click the link to the left for a full report)

Makeup For Men Tutorial - Natural, Daily Routine

Awareness tutorial for the guy's... This dude is hillarious, but he knows his stuff...

High School Football Players and Mary Kay

In partnership with Loveisrespect, Mary Kay huddled up with Skyline High football players for an open discussion on teen dating abuse. Learn more about how Mary Kay is influencing the prevention of domestic violence:

Lucy 13

Lucky 13 - Original Post (click the link to view the original post)
The number thirteen gets a bad rap. There’s the infamous “Friday the 13th” and even some office buildings and hotels don’t have a 13th floor due to its unlucky nature. But at Mary Kay, we love “13”!
Fifty-two years ago today, September 13, 1963, Mary Kay Ash opened “Beauty by Mary Kay” in a 500-square-foot storefront in Dallas with a product line consisting of nine skin care and color cosmetics. Today, Mary Kay’s product portfolio has more than 200 skin care, fragrance and color cosmetics products sold by 3.5 million independent beauty consultants in more than 35 markets around the world. Did we mention that September 13, 1963 was also a Friday? With our global growth in the last five decades, you can see why “13” has become a special number for us.
Mary Kay Ash said it best, “Luck is when preparation meets opportunity.” Today, on our anniversary, we celebrate Mary Kay’s legacy and the millions of women’s lives we hope to enrich for many years to come.
Check out these fun facts you may not know about Mary Kay and the number “13”!

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

The 42 Best Websites For Furniture And Decor That Make Decorating Easy

Checking out big purchases in person, because there's nothing worse than ordering a sofa online only to find it's stiff as a board on arrival. However, shopping the interwebs for home decor is an easy alternative to hitting up crowded stores. And with so many amazing sources for stylish and affordable goods at your fingertips, it's almost scary how fast you could decorate your entire home.
Not sure where to start? Here's a great BIG list of the best websites for furniture and home goods that I found and would like to share with you. Click the link below:

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Best Cities for Single Women

by  | posted in Cities, Lifestyle

Best Cities for Single Women
Love is in the air and many singles are prepping for the chocolate-fueled day we celebrate every Feb. 14. For single women looking to change their status, is Cupid’s arrow all about location, location, location?
To find out, NerdWallet crunched the numbers of the 50 largest U.S. cities to uncover the best places for single women. Unfortunately, due to a lack of specific data, our list isn’t able to break out information for lesbian, bisexual and transgendered singles.

Key takeaways

Consider the odds. All things being equal, living among many single men can’t hurt, right? In four of our top 10 cities, we found an excess number of single men for every 100 single women. Another way to look at it: In Baltimore, our top city for single men, there are 80.16 unmarried men for every 100 women.
It’s not about the coasts. Sure, San Francisco made the No. 1 spot thanks in large part to its great singles scene for women and enviable walkability, but consider the rest of the list: Minneapolis, Minnesota; Denver, Colorado; Austin, Texas; and Omaha, Nebraska, also are good options for single women.
NYC is not GFSW (Great for Single Women). Many have bemoaned the dating scene for women in New York City over the years. Now, we have data to back that up: U.S. Census Bureau figures show 82.57 single men for every 100 single women in New York City. And it’s expensive to date, too — $103 for a fairly simple night out. It doesn’t even crack our top 20 for single women.

Factors we considered

Availability of single men: We looked at the number of unmarried men for every 100 unmarried women in each city to see if the odds are in your favor.
Dating affordability: To calculate how much it costs to date, we looked at the price of a three-course meal for two and two movie tickets at a midrange restaurant in each city. We also considered the median earnings for workers to gauge the relative affordability of dating.
Social scene: We assessed date-friendliness by calculating the number of arts and entertainment businesses and restaurants per 1,000 residents in the metro area. We also included walk scores in this category to evaluate how easy it is to get around and meet people.
For more information on affordability on cities across the U.S., check out our Cost of Living Calculator.

Best cities for single women

1. San Francisco, California

San Francisco seems to have it all for single women: a deep pool of unmarried men, one of the most walkable city layouts in the country and a thriving social scene with three arts and entertainment businesses and restaurants per 1,000 residents.

2. Seattle, Washington

This Pacific Northwest city has no shortage of venues for meeting one of the over 16,000 unmarried men who live here. Seattle also seems to have some attraction for filmmakers tackling the subject of singlehood — in the iconic “Sleepless in Seattle” and “Singles,” 1992’s ode to grunge.

3. Minneapolis, Minnesota

This friendly Midwest city is one of only four places on our top 10 list with more unmarried men than women, but Minneapolis enjoys more than just favorable demographics. With over 16% of the city set aside for parks, there is ample opportunity to plan affordable outdoor dates in the summer. This, in combination with its lively theater and arts scene, makes it easy to socialize in the larger of the Twin Cities.

4. San Diego, California

This sunny city is home to incredible year-round weather, which makes it easy to enjoy the beaches and outdoor attractions. San Diego’s near-perfect climate and the nightlife and entertainment establishments in the historic Gaslamp Quarter make the city a top choice for single women looking for love.

5. Austin, Texas

With the largest number of unmarried men per 100 women, Austin offers women a statistical advantage, but the quirky Texas capital stands out for many reasons. It boasts a world-class music and arts scene, including the acclaimed South by Southwest Festival, which provides many opportunities to mingle and meet single men.

6. San Jose, California

This city in the heart of Silicon Valley boasts beautiful weather and a high median income that draws tech workers from all over the world to this unique region. Active singles have easy access to biking and hiking during the day, then at night, they fuel up at Santana Row or they head to bars and restaurants downtown, where they could catch a hockey game or a concert.

7. Long Beach, California

With the most entertainment, food and arts establishments on our list, this Southern California city is a place where residents can enjoy a city bursting with culture, which also makes it easier for singles to meet. When you add in the sunny days and mild nights, beaches and a city for walking, single life in Long Beach is all the sweeter.

8. Portland, Oregon

Portland may be proudly quirky in a laid-back Northwest way, but it’s still relatively inexpensive to go out for the night. The city offers many options for eating and entertainment — from the Oregon Symphony and a local music scene to an array of microbreweries, which are perfect date destinations.

9. Denver, Colorado

The mile-high city provides seemingly endless options for singles who seek easy access to the outdoors. However, the urban setting also delivers when it comes to arts and entertainment districts — such as the Santa Fe Arts District and the River North District — giving singles a place to meet up after biking or hiking all day.

10. Los Angeles, California

The City of Angels has it all, from access to the Pacific Ocean to a diverse nightlife and more, making it an ideal place for women looking for love. The numerous arts and entertainment venues, from casual dive bars to high-end clubs, provide unique opportunities for singles to meet.

Top 20 best cities for single women 

RankCityUnmarried men per 100 unmarried womenCost of
a date
Median income
for workers
Number of arts & entertainment businesses and
restaurants per 1,000 people
Walk scoreOverall score
1San Francisco, California100.86$102.00$47,4283.0083.9081.15
2Seattle, Washington97.45$82.66$41,2022.8470.8072.62
3Minneapolis, Minnesota102.04$69.60$30,4312.2765.4069.20
4San Diego, California100.70$74.80$35,0322.4448.5067.79
5Austin, Texas102.60$70.88$30,9152.3935.4067.07
6San Jose, California96.94$72.00$38,3542.5048.1064.56
7Long Beach, California93.98$78.40$30,6103.0363.9063.37
8Portland, Oregon93.42$65.10$31,2132.8062.8062.87
9Denver, Colorado97.46$72.34$32,4242.4555.7062.47
10Los Angeles, California94.81$78.40$25,5973.0363.9062.06
11Oakland, California91.09$76.76$31,0333.0083.9061.64
12Miami, Florida100.84$84.10$22,0562.3375.6060.89
13Atlanta, Georgia98.14$73.36$34,3302.2245.9059.50
14Las Vegas, Nevada99.39$72.26$27,1272.3838.6059.29
15Tucson, Arizona96.71$59.50$21,3582.0438.9049.95
16Phoenix, Arizona96.17$62.50$28,9381.8738.3049.70
17Omaha, Nebraska88.72$49.30$27,0932.4941.1048.72
18Boston, Massachusetts85.65$83.38$32,1422.9179.5048.66
19Chicago, Illinois89.99$82.50$31,0962.3874.8047.54
20Columbus, Ohio90.53$57.60$29,0482.2840.0047.40


Here’s how the score for each city was calculated:
  1. Percentage of unmarried men per 100 unmarried women older than 15 in each city from the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey. This is 40% of the score.
  2. Cost of a date is the price of a three-course meal for two at a midrange restaurant from Numbeo and the price of two movie tickets from the Council for Community and Economic Research. This is 15% of the score.
  3. Median earnings for workers from the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey. This is 15% of the score.
  4. Number of arts and entertainment businesses and restaurants per 1,000 residents in metropolitan areas from the U.S. Census Bureau County Business Patterns. It is 20% of the score.
  5. Walk score from It is 10% of the score.