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Industry Leader Creates Tactile Packaging

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Industry Leader Creates Tactile Packaging

“Inviting people with disabilities to the table at the concept stage increases the likelihood of creating inclusive products and services. When we design from an inclusive mindset, everyone wins.”

~Bold Blind Beauty

Inclusion is the word on the street

The buzz on the inclusion front comes in the form of tactile markings on hair care products. The markings will allow people who are blind or visually impaired to identify the product.

Procter & Gamble’s Herbal Essences is leading the way to inclusivity with their new accessible bottles. My friend Holly over at Blind Motherhood did a review. Check it out here: Herbal Essences Hair Care Creates Inclusive Bottle Design for Visually Impaired.

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The photo is of a chrome shower head that can be used as a handheld. 

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Longing Luscious Lips? Here’s How

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Your lips don’t self-exfoliate, so you need to use a scrub to keep them exfoliated.

~Amy Wilson

Longing Luscious Lips? Here’s How

Even if you’re, not a makeup kinda woman I know you have worn lipstick before. Lipstick is one of the most popular items in the cosmetic world, and it’s even recession proof, lol.

Lipsticks
Shades of Lip Color

In Mary Kay we have our matte wear lipstick, True Dimensions, also, my personal new favorite is the Gel Semi-Shine Lipstick. It gives a little shine but not too much and it’s perfect for holiday parties or events.

So let’s break down the different types of lipsticks and why you would want to wear different ones together.

  • Lip Gloss
    • Lip gloss is one of the easiest ones to use and apply. You can generally get away with lip gloss when you are young all the way to your more experienced years.
  • Lipstick Tubes
    There are different types of lipstick tubes ranging from a matte finish to a super shiny finish. Your skin type will depend on what type you would want to use.
    • For example. If you’re a super oily person and your skin feels shiny you might want to think about using matte wear lipstick.
  • Lip Stain Lipsticks
    There are some pros and also cons to lip stains. Make sure you do your research before choosing this one.
  • Lipstick Additions
    • Lip Primer – holds the color longer and provides protection for your lips at the same time.
    • Lip Liners – used for outlining the lips and to keep lip color from feathering. For me as a blind woman, I find lip liners to be a pain so I don’t use them. That doesn’t mean you can’t if you want to.

Layering Your Different Products

When you layer or mix different colors it can give you a different look and it can be a lot of fun to mix and match. For example, you can start with a lip primer, then add a matte wear lipstick and then add a lip gloss to finish it all off.

What colors look best on you will depend on your skin tone. Reds and pinks are the most common for sure but now there are so many different ones its crazy.

Personally, I tend to be a red lipstick person. While I have tried pinks, I just don’t think they are flattering on me.

Now I do mix it up for holidays or special events. Right now Mary Kay has four new amazing super popular lipstick colors (featured image). These colors will be seen in a lot of different companies but Mary Kay’s are the best. Not that I am biased, lol.

For My Non-Lipstick Ladies

I recommend using a lip balm that contains no alcohol. The alcohol in popular chapsticks will dry out your lips instead of hydrating them. I like to put lip balm on my lips before bed to keep them moisturized.

Your lips don’t self-exfoliate, so you need to use a scrub to keep them exfoliated.

Tip: Using a sugar scrub once a day, especially during the dry seasons will keep your lips from getting dried and cracked.

WooHoo! That was a lot of info, lol. I hope it was helpful for you.

As always you can find me on Facebook or join my group 

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The image is a grid with four lips showing Mary Kay’s newest lip colors for fall. 

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Grid of sample Mary Kay lipstick shades.

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Figuring Out Foundation

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Figuring Out Foundation

“You can layer these foundations. For example, start with CC Cream for a great primer and then add a liquid foundation for more coverage.” 

~Amy Wilson
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Let me just start off by saying foundation is a struggle for most women, and for us blind beauties wow. So I thought I would do two things for you today.

  • One, talk about what types of foundations are out there.
  • Second, discuss where to apply it so it doesn’t look like a mask.

Let’s get some of you off the foundation struggle bus. Lol! I am going to start with the easiest and work my way up to the tougher ones to match. Now I admit I am totally biased on this one because it’s my favorite., it’s CC Cream. The CC stands for complexion corrector.

This CC Cream is a powerhouse. It does multiple things for your skin all at once: it moisturizes, primes, sunscreen and of course foundation. This product blends to match your natural skin tone and it’s the easiest foundation to match for anyone.

Other Types of Foundations

Mineral Powders

Mineral powders are a popular one. They are great for light coverage. Many different companies make mineral powder. They typically come in circular containers. You shake some of the product onto the lid and apply with a powder brush.

Tip: Investing in a set of quality makeup brushes will take you far and take your product even further. I know by using my brushes I lengthen the use of my foundation and other products. I can recommend different brushes you may want to use.

Now let’s bump it up to some more coverage for that beautiful face.

Timewise Liquid Foundations

Mary Kay has what we call our Timewise Liquid Foundations. These have age-fighting ingredients included in the foundation. It comes in two different types:

  • One is matte-wear for those ladies who have combination to oily skin. This formula won’t make your face as shiny.
  • The second one is luminous-wear for a skin type of normal to dry.

Tip: Checking the foundation on your jawline is the best way to find your match. Remember Mary Kay consultants will let you try these before you buy. We want you to love the products, satisfaction guaranteed.

Medium Coverage Foundation

There is a Medium Coverage Foundation which gives your face 8 hours of coverage. Its been described to me that it can give you that airbrushed look.

Cream to Powder Foundation

Finally, there is Cream to Powder Foundation. From my understanding, you can either love or hate this one. For myself, having a normal to dry skin type this one sounds nice. I am sure if you have really oily skin this one could be frustrating.

Wow! That’s a lot of information about foundation. I hope you find it helpful.

Tip: You can layer these foundations. Example start with CC Cream for a great primer and then add a liquid foundation for more coverage.

Application

Now let’s talk about how to apply foundation to the face.

  1. Start in the middle of your face and blend towards the outer part of your face. You can apply in your T-zone (this is your forehead and straight down the middle of your face).
  2. When getting to the jawline, make sure to take the foundation to your neck. If you stop at your jaw it can look like you are wearing a mask and that’s not good.

Alright, I will wrap it up and wish all of you a fresh and fabulous day!

As usual, you can find me on Facebook or join my Facebook group:

Bye Beauties!

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Directing Your Show: Where Fashion & Disability Meet

Directing Your Show: Where Fashion & Disability Meet

“How we are perceived is determined by how we present ourselves. We direct our own show.” 

~George Rector, Popping Wheelies

Introduction: Today I’m thrilled to present to you a friend and fellow warrior, George Rector of Popping Wheelies. Like many of you I’ve befriended, I met George through blogging and found we have some shared interests. One of these interests is our passion for inclusion in the world of fashion for those of us living with disabilities. ~Steph

Disability, Fashion, Style & Confidence

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The elephants in my room are paraplegia and the ever-present wheelchair. The disability in my life is Multiple Sclerosis. The important things in my life are my family and friends.

When I first had to use a wheelchair, a nurse told me that she was confident I’d quickly learn how to make it enhance my life. As a Peer Counselor/Peer Support Volunteer, I have talked about embracing whatever piece of technology works for us. “If it makes your life better, don’t be afraid to use it.”

How we are perceived is determined by how we present ourselves. We direct our own show. What are we going to show to the public? Of course, they are going to look at our white canes, our wheelchairs, our crutches, but then they are going to look at us.

This is where disability meets fashion. Where disability meets style. Fashion makes the first impression; style makes the lasting one. It is style that determines how we perceive ourselves, and it determines how we are received in public. They are vital to the person who has a disability.

Your Life, Your Production

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I am interested in both men’s and women’s fashion. And style. Lots of designers are men. My personal style is simple, basic design with classic colors. If we pick a style that fits our personality and then stick to it, things get easier to manage. What works with your skin and hair color? What works with your daily activities? I am learning to stick with combinations of blue, green, and white. They fit my personality and with my light skin, blue eyes, and blond hair.

My advice is to think about our interests, think about ourselves, and stick with it. I’m getting better at it. I gave away half of the things in my closet and still have twice what I need.

And if you are wondering where I fit into the Bold Blind Beauty Community, I am a “retired” eye doc due to MS. Vision is my training and experience, but I am also a patient. Vision and MS are closely related. I am extremely light sensitive and have a tint for every need. I select a tint based on what I am doing and not by what I am wearing. While my distance vision is good, I have difficulty reading. For that, I have specific reading glasses, enlarge the print on my Kindle, and change its illumination.

Fashion, style, confidence. You can direct your show about how you feel and how others feel about you. And remember that the best fashion accessory is a genuine smile.

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George is sitting on a wooden bench with his left leg propped atop his wheelchair which is next to the bench. He is wearing a green tee paired with khaki shorts and flip-flops. A camera is around his neck and he’s sporting sunglasses. In the background are lush green tropical plants.

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  • Image 1: George is sitting on a wooden bench at Flagler Beach. He is smiling for the camera wearing a yellow tee, dark sunglasses, and minimal jewelry. In the background, waves are washing up against the beach and a pier is jutting out into the ocean.
  • Image 2: In this photo, George is looking stylish in a short-sleeved black dress shirt and black pants. He is sitting on the arm of a sofa and his gold necklace and bracelet are nice accents.

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