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Abby’s Wind Down Wednesday Tip #3 | Makeup

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It’s Abby, and today we are talking about the game of make-up! Bring on the color! Where are all my BOLD statement girls? Do you love the lift of mascara to those lashes?!? I sure do! It makes me feel like I have butterfly flutter eyelashes that are fun and flirty!

No matter your style, make-up does not need to be scary. I say this, as a blind woman because this used to send me freaked out and up-side-down! How do I apply? How do I know if this is lip or eyeliner? Wait, what? Did I put on the darker color all over my eyelids or the base color?

We are going to not only shout out the Fall trends but put you at ease to experiment and find your BOLD statement. We ALL have one. This is what I want to really drive home to you! You are BOLD and how you rock your own individual power is all you! It is what makes you unique and fun!

Check out this link to see the top 20 trends for the Fall: 20 Fall Makeup Trends That Will Make You Feel Like a Straight-Up Icon. I LOVE the range of NEON to bronze, the mix of ’80s and ’90s and so much more!!

Much like we saw from the Pantone color report from last week, we see the bronzes, pops of red, gold, blue, plum, and green!! What I want to highlight here is you can give a dramatic look that is confident and calms your fears of application.

What I do for a “run out the door look”:

  • I love the all-in-one powders for my base. It is a powder that sets and acts like a foundation, concealer, and powder finish in an easy compact. Also, here’s a shout out to foundations that have color-matching technology! If powder is not your thing and you need a liquid, for those of you that want to add a bit more moisture to your face, you can finish it off with loose translucent powder! Tip: translucent powder is awesome! It has flecks that pick-up the lighting to give a radiant glow!
  • I swipe my cheeks with a bronzer, making sure I take the brush from the top of my cheekbone, stopping at the apple of my cheek. This contours and creates depth to the cheekbone. Added bonus, it brings attention to your eyes!
  • For my shadow, I am, to quote Megan Trainer, “All about that base!” For my skin tone, I use a neutral cream eyeshade all over my entire eye, let it set, and then use a darker color like a rich plum, gold, green, to make my eye pop and give a smoking effect!! This is easy to achieve with a sideways  “V” motion.
  • Then, I swipe on mascara to get my butterfly lashes rocking.
  • Here is the added touch…lipstick! I love my bold lips! Lipliner is your friend! And the swipe of my favorite color and add a touch of lip gloss in the middle of my bottom lip to give a pouty look!

My friend Melody has agreed to show up in the Bold Blind Beauty Facebook group this weekend to address make-up fears no matter the level of comfort you are at right now! Btw, if you haven’t already joined our group ALL are welcome!

Keeping it real, keeping it natural, keeping it lovely one cane tap at a time! ~Abby

#WindDownWednesday, #HumpDay

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Abby’s Wind Down Wednesday Tips

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Editor’s Note:

Hey, guys. It’s me, Abby. I hope you’re all having a fabulous Wednesday!

I’m so excited to let you know that I’ve been working really hard finding all kinds of tips and tricks to share with my beauties! So set a reminder for every Wednesday, I will be coming out to share my wonderful hump day finds!

A Party For Your Fingernails

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Today’s tip is Color Street nail strips. There are several reasons why I love these nail strips, the number one being my nails don’t reject them. I was hesitant to try them because my nails just don’t hold nail polish. But I’m happy to report that my reluctance vanished after I attended my first Nail Bar Party. Here’s how it all went down:

  • How could I resist an invite to a fabulous virtual party with my girls, all from the comfort of my home?
  • The Facebook group interaction with the Color Street Stylist, party host, and attendees was sublime
  • There’s tons of fun prints, colors, and textured nail strips to mix and match
  • Application and removal is easy
  • The nail color lasts up to approximately 2 weeks
  • They’re very affordable
  • Color Street is an excellent community partner demonstrated by their philanthropy

Sharing The Fun!

Want to check out how amazing and fun these nail strips are? I mean come on guys how fun is it that they have nail polish in a strip? How do I take them off? Nail polish remover! They’re amazing! Awesome!

To receive a free sample click “Like” and let me know in the comments your favorite nail style(s) from the list below:

  • Solid Colors
  • Glitters
  • French Manicure
  • Glitter Designs
  • Nail Art Designs
  • Glitter Dipped
  • Clear Nail Art
  • Pedicure

I’ll be checking the comments to collect addresses offline.

Keeping it real, keeping it natural, keeping it lovely one cane tap at a time! ~Abby

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  • The header image is a photo closeup of two camels (one is kissing the other on the cheek).
  • Abby is sitting cross-legged in her PJs (gray bottoms & white top with a gray collar). Her laptop on her laps has a teal Abby logo on the cover. Atop her signature explosive hairstyle, she is wearing a headset with a microphone. Her white cane is propped up next to her.
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Navigating The Coronavirus Turmoil In Kindness

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Abby’s Pandemic Survival Guide

Gratitude is one of the strongest and most transformative states of being. It shifts your perspective from lack to abundance and allows you to focus on the good in your life, which in turn pulls more goodness into your reality.

~Jen Sincero
Abby with her signature explosive hairstyle is dressed in a teal tank top and gray exercise pants. She is on her knees hugging Alexis, a golden lab with a teal collar around her neck and an Alexis medallion.

Greetings Everyone!

The Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak has been one of the most challenging events many of us have ever faced in our lifetimes. Like a volcano about to erupt, lava in the form of Fear is threatening to consume us. Thankfully the human spirit is resilient and we have tools at our disposal to navigate these scary times. Following are a few helpful tips:

  • Maintain Perspective – Having access to global information 24/7, some of it inaccurate can be debilitating. One of the things we can do immediately to stem the flow of information is to set up boundaries to limit our exposure time. These boundaries could extend beyond the news to social media, well-meaning friends and family members who make it their job to “keep us in the know” and any other sources. When we look at the bigger picture sure, the number of Covid-19 cases is increasing and so too are the number of people who are surviving. Here is a link to John’s Hopkins for real-time stats.
  • Just Breathe – While we have limited control over external circumstances we can control what we do now at this moment. Stay at home orders and quarantine processes have has slowed the busyness of life to allow us time to be more fully present with ourselves and with one another. Social distancing and public restrictions have shifted our priorities and have opened the door for a more meaningful connection right here, right now, at this moment. Here are a few resources that might be helpful to you:
  • Acknowledge Priorities – Follow guidelines from public health officials and government agencies, including the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO). While being safe at home can feel restrictive to some, having a place to call home is something to be grateful for. Learning new ways to engage with our families in real-time are opportunities we wouldn’t ordinarily think about because of so many distractions. Spending time sharing activities together as a family can bring us closer together. Better yet, let’s get back to basics:
    • Learn a low-tech hobby like knitting, crocheting, calligraphy, scrapbooking, gardening, plant veggies in the yard or a pot, sewing, canning veggies or making jam
    • Build a jigsaw puzzle, play board games, play cards
    • Handwrite a letter to each of your kids, relatives or friends
    • Learn to bake bread from scratch or cook an entire meal on the grill (veggies, meat, etc)
  • Helping Others – When we face adversity on a massive scale like Covid-19 there are very few people who remain unaffected. While we are in this pandemic together, our individual journeys through it are unique. Now more than ever we need to reach out a helping hand to those in need. Focusing outward in empathy is not only humane it also creates the opportunity for enriching connections.
  • Spread Hope – Desmond Tutu said, “Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.” Covid-19 is descending upon us like a blanket of darkness. Becoming a beacon of hope for others by lending an ear, offering an encouraging word, and kindness are essential to get through these turbulent times.

In Closing

Over the course of this pandemic, I will publish content that I hope will calm, inspire, and at times entertain you. Remember what’s happening now is temporary and it will pass. Take care of yourself, each other and remember to always be kind.

Name at least one new thing you can learn to do during this quarantine?

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  • Header image: Stormy weather with a big wave and dark rock in the stormy sea, blue and white toned.
  • Bold Blind Beauty’s fashion icon, Abby is looking pretty chic in a teal tank top paired with gray joggers. She is posed kneeling next to her retired guide dog, Alexis, a beautiful Yellow Lab. As in all of her photos, Abby is sporting her signature explosive hairstyle.