Do You Have A Shoe Addiction?

Do You Have A Shoe Addiction?We bet you love shoes as much as we do and we never pass up a shoe sale. Read on for a few things we bet you never knew about the shoes you wear all the time!

  • Men were the first people to wear heels! In the 10th century, men who rode horses needed their boots to have heels in order to say in their stirrups.
  • Platform shoes used to be worn by Greek actors to signify their status. When the Ancient Greeks staged plays, costumes were crucial for audiences to identify characters. “Tragic” actors wore raised platform shoes, to symbolize their superiority over comic actors, who would wear plain socks.
  • Sneakers got their name because their rubber soles do not make noise.
  • The red sole on Louboutins came about when the designer wasn’t quite satisfied with how a prototype shoe looked and he saw his assistant painting her nails a bright red color. He grabbed her nail polish and painted it all over the black sole of the shoe! Thus, all Louboutins now have red soles!

In a 2010 interview with Cosmopolitan, Suzanne Ferriss, PHD, and editor of “Footnotes: On Shoes” said that a woman’s addiction to buying shoes triggers an area in the brain’s prefrontal cortex that is called the collecting spot. “Shoes are a collector’s item”, whether women realize they perceive them that way or not”!

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Basic Vocal Warm Up For Auditions

Basic Vocal Warm Up for AuditionsAt your next audition, try this simply version of a vocal warm-up.

  1. Squeeze the muscles in your face tight. This includes your eyes and lips. After holding for a beat or two, release your muscles, open your eyes and mouth as wide as possible stretching all the muscles of the face. Repeat the exercise several times.
  2. NEXT, relax your lips and blow gently. This should cause your lips to vibrate. Take an easy breath in, expanding your abdomen and add voice to blowing out, going from low to high in pitch and back again. You are doing this exercise correctly if your lips and nose tingle!
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Public Service Announcement: Beware of “Circle Lens!”

Public Service Announcement: Beware of "Circle Lens!"A new breed of contact lenses that makes peepers look abnormally large a la the anime-inspired eyes. According to The New York Times, circle lenses are contacts made to cover not only your iris but part of the white part of your eyes to make them look big and doe-like. They come in both regular and unexpected colors, some with special designs on them. And they’re gaining popularity like you wouldn’t believe.

But there’s a snag: They’re not approved for the States, so teenagers and young girls are buying them in Asia and Canada from various websites. And some companies will even let you order your own prescription, which worries eye doctors, who are concerned that people will be wearing the wrong strength for their eyes. In fact, Karen Riley, a spokeswoman for the F.D.A., was quoted as saying “Consumers risk significant eye injuries—even blindness.”

Our conclusion: Until the United States approves them over here, we say forget it! Nothing is worth damaging your eyes or eyesight!

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Do You Hate Nail Polish Remover?

Do You Hate Nail Polish Remover?Most nail polish removers have loads and loads of alcohol or acetone. The smell can be dizzying! We suggest checking out CHROME GIRL GENIE. It’s free of acetone and parabens! The remover comes in a jar filled with individual soaked pads, so cotton balls are not needed. The best part about this polish remover is its smell – Pina Colada!

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5 Prettiest Nail Colors for Spring

5 Prettiest Nail Colors for SpringWe can’t wait for spring manicures and pedicures! A sneak preview of the “IT” colors for 2015 spring:

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What is an “Elevator Pitch”?

What is an "Elevator Pitch"?It is a brief description you would use to describe yourself in the time you could ride on an elevator with someone. It’s a 30 second verbal commercial about YOU that includes:

  • What Is Your Name?
  • What Do You Do?
  • What Is Your Passion?
  • What Do You Want To Do? Goals?

An Elevator Pitch is designed to ‘sell’ YOU at Career Fairs, College Admission Interviews, Job Interviews, Club, Events, Social Engagement or Gatherings. In fact, an Elevator Pitch is designed to ‘sell’ you to just about anyone you meet!

Practice your Elevator Pitch out loud, be conversational and sound natural. Rehearse your pitch with family and friends so you can perfect it. Remember that you don’t want to sound like a monotone robot! Be passionate and excited when giving your Elevator Pitch and remember to smile!

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What is an “Ice Roller”?

What is an "Ice Roller"?Ice Rollers are very popular in Asia and parts of Europe but are only just gaining popularity in the United States. The Roller is a simple gadget – handheld device filled with water and gel. You just roll it across your face for a refreshing massage that instantly reduces puffiness, calms redness and firms the skin. Men can even use them after a close shave to eliminate burn and reduce redness. Check out the Skin Cool Ice Roller for $30, available on Amazon.

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When Does Eyeliner Expire?

When Does Eyeliner Expire?Liquid eyeliner starts to collect bacteria over time. A good rule to follow is to throw it out after six months. Pencil eyeliners last longer because you are regularly sharpening the pencil. If you see a white or grey pencil tip, it is a sign of mold and should be thrown out.

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What is an “Omni”?

What is an "Omni"?An “omni” is defined as atmospheric words or sounds, such as cheering at a sports event, spoken by a group. This falls within the work of an extra performer.

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World’s Best Zit Treatment

World's Best Zit TreatmentThe world’s best zit treatment costs less than $12 and comes in a bottle smaller than the palm of your hand. Tea tree oil and essential oil of lavender are neck and neck in the race for most incredible substance ever. Dab a single drop of either one on zits, ingrown hairs, sores and other blemishes, and watch as skin quickly and quietly heals up. Which one should you choose? It comes down to preference. Tea tree oil can sting a little bit more than lavender oil, but some find its antiseptic smell overpowering. The most important thing to remember is to look for true essential oils, preferably from organic growers. You want pure plant essences on your tender skin, not harsh chemicals. (Courtesy of MSN Lifestyle)

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