As we start a new year, it’s always fun to imagine what the future holds and how we’ll get there. Maybe we have a dream trip planned? Or maybe we’ll visit a friend or family member we miss? Perhaps we’ll finally work towards a goal we’ve set or let go of things or habits that are not healthy for us? We all have aspirations and wonderful things to look forward to in 2017. Here are a few of mine!
Getting personal in 2017
While I’ve embraced the immediacy of technology, I still value a personal, hand-written note. Taking the time to sit down and write a heart-felt note to someone is a gift. Every year I plan to send more cards to the people I care about and I am making this the year that I follow through on that on-going goal. And here’s a tip … Trader Joe’s has a great selection of cute, sweet cards at great prices, so you can stock up.
Who doesn’t want to add more healthy habits to their lifestyle? I plan to eat more fruits and veggies. To make it easy to grab them when I want to eat, my plan is to prep and clean all produce when I get home from the store. I use a vinegar/water soak to thoroughly clean produce. It also helps them stay fresh longer! Fill your sink or bowl with water and add 1 cup of vinegar. Then toss in all your fruits and veggies and let them soak for at least 10 minutes. Rinse in fresh water and then let dry completely before storing. Voila! You have fruits and veggies that are ready when you are! And here’s a handy link with more info on the vinegar soak.
The Never-Ending Salad Bowl is an easy way to eat salad every day. On Sunday, I’ll layer mixed greens in a large casserole dish. Then I add all the veggies I want - sliced cucumbers, cauliflower, cherry tomatoes, carrots, broccoli, etc.. Seal it tightly with a layer of foil and the put the glass lid on to store all week. I believe the keys are keeping it sealed and making sure the veggies are good and dry before layering them. When you want a salad, dish the mixture up in a bowl, add dressing, and you’re getting a serving (or two) of veggies for the day. Healthy does not have to be hard!
I have three amazing and very active kids and I want to be right there with them when it comes to activities! We enjoy hitting the tennis courts together, playing golf, biking and walking together, which not only gets us moving, but also gives us a chance to catch up and relax as a family.
Pop of Pink Rings in 2017 Focused and Ready to Share
Pop of Pink blossomed in 2016 with the success of the Glam Bar, oodles of Socials, lessons and weddings, and the launch of my personalized packaging! 2016 was a whirlwind! And the momentum will not slow down in 2017. I plan to get out on the road and educate women near and far on the simplicity and value of Pop of Pink’s Face Kits. Ladies of Texas, stay tuned, because I’ll be headed your way soon to show you how the Face Kit will enhance your beauty
while simplifying your routine!
I love sharing the little makeup and skincare tips and tricks I know with all of my Pop of Pink gals! Who tried out my lipstick before blush tip? This year I plan to share one tip a week with you, so keep following me on Facebook and Instagram!
Finally, I truly believe in drawing out a woman’s inner beauty by helping her to feel her best on the outside - whether that’s a simple look, or a very dressed up, glamorous look or even a fun, expressive look. There are so many options, but the routine is minimal thanks to the Pop of Pink’s Face Kit.
I hope all of your dreams come true in 2017 and I hope to see you in the Glam Bar or at a social, lesson or another event! Stay tuned for more exciting things from Pop of Pink in 2017!
- XOXO, Stacy
What could possibly be more fun than receiving Pop of Pink goodies? Giving them! Let me make Christmas giving easy with a variety of items at a range of prices that will put a smile on that special someone’s face.
Holiday Glitz Bundle
My Holiday Glitz Bundle is a great way to introduce someone to Pop of Pink. It’s seven Pop of Pink goodies ONLY available in this bundle. It contains the Holiday Glitz Face Kit, a lip stain, lip gloss, eye pencil, and lip pencil, as well as a new makeup brush and Pop of Pink blush on the go! These blush papers are so fun, ladies. They are like nothing you've ever tried before! It’s a $220 value for just $155.
Stacy’s Favorite Things
I’ve combined the ultimate makeup sponge, the makeup eraser and the tinkle hair remover to create the Favorite Things Bundle. It’s normally $29, but you can get it for $24. It’s a great gift of essentials that your best girlfriend will love!
The Ultimate Lip Lover Collection
Your lips are covered this season. Buy this bundle and share with everyone you know. Or buy this bundle and have the best looking lips in town. You decide! Colors range from a natural neutral…to a beautiful berry…to a hot red. Normally $100, now only $50. A steal!
Cover your Eyes
The Ultimate Eye Trio is a whole lotta fun in three skinny sticks …Quest, Ninja and Cleopatra can create drama or simply add definition. It’s a great deal at $40 for you or for a friend.
Holiday Gift Brush Set
Every women could use a nice set of brushes, but they will rarely buy a set for themselves. Treat that special someone with this six-piece set of professional brushes. Normally $130, this special is $98. This is an investment that she’ll use daily and love!
The Perfect Red Lip
Looking to glam it up for the company Christmas party? This set is the key. The Perfect Red Lip comes with Red in Rome Lip Stain, Retro Red Lip Liner, and the Tinkle hair remover. For $35, you’ll look perfectly festive all night!
A Gift for Anyone
But, if you can’t decide on the gift, a Pop of Pink gift certificate is just the ticket. And if you purchase one for more than $75, your lady will get to enjoy a makeup lesson with me. We’ll have fun drinking champagne and talking makeup!
All of these gifts can be found on my Countdown to Christmas page. Or come into the Glam Bar and I’ll be glad to help you pick out the perfect gift for the special lady on your list!
Merry Christmas, Pop of Pink gals!
In my 15 years as a makeup artist, I’ve discovered so many great tips for choosing makeup, ap-plying makeup, removing makeup and so much more. Here are a few of my most surprising tips for you, my Pop of Pink gals!
Surprise! Blush last?
First of all, most ladies are in the habit of putting on their lipstick last, but I’m going to throw y’all for a loop! You should apply blush LAST - after your lipstick. Here’s why…If you apply a bright, punch of color to your lips, you don’t want to overdo your cheek color! And vice versa … If you have a nude, muted lip, you need a bigger punch of color on your cheeks. Trust me. Try it and I bet you’ll be amazed at how much more balanced your whole look will be!
Easy on the Bronzer
We all love a bit of bronzer - especially in the summer. But did you know it can also be used in the winter to brighten up pale skin? But don’t apply it just down your nose and across your cheeks. HALT! This is the quickest way to get an orange, overly (fake) tanned look. My secret tip is to take a very large, dense brush and dip it in the bronzer, shake a little off and then apply it only around the outside of the face. (Imagine drawing a ‘3’ on each side of your face.) This gives a hint of glow without going overboard.
No reason to pout over Lip Gloss
Lip gloss comes in so many gorgeous colors and really accentuates any look - from daytime to night. But a little can go a loooong way. The main complaint I get about lip gloss is that ladies don’t like its stickiness or gooeyness. Part of that is the formula, but the other part is how much you apply. Lip gloss should only be applied to the pout of your lip - which is the very center of both your top and bottom lip. This application also amps up the sex appeal! Va-va-voom! So whether you are applying lip gloss over your favorite shade of lipstick or alone, please put it ONLY on the pout of the lip.
I know I have just blown your mind, but take a deep breath and try some of these tips out. Let me know what you think! I always share a tip or two in my how-to videos or even better, stop by the Glam Bar and I’ll share more secrets with you personally.
Stay tuned for more to come from Pop of Pink!
Get ready for a Glitzy Black Friday Bundle & BIG Cyber Monday Savings
For the first time ever, Pop of Pink Cosmetics is celebrating Black Friday and Cyber Monday. And gals, it's going to be BIG!
Our Black Friday deal is ONLY online. And it's ONLY one day! For $125, Pop of Pink gives you a brand-new Face Kit Bundle, (designed specifically for the holidays) along with SEVEN - that's SEVEN!! - exclusive, never-been-seen-before Pop of Pink products! The Holiday Glitz Black Friday Bundle contains a full-size lipstick, lip gloss, eye pencil, and lip pencil, as well as a new makeup brush and Pop of Pink blush on the go! (These blush papers are so fun ladies. They are like nothing you've ever tried before!)
The bundle will cost you just $125 ... a $220 value!
And if that's not enough ... visit us online again on Cyber Monday to get 25% off EVERYTHING on our site (excluding the Holiday Glitz Face Kits).
As always, thanks for supporting Pop of Pink and have a Happy Thanksgiving! -Stacy Okonski, Pop of Pink Cosmetics Owner & Founder
Last night was AMAZING! The Glam Bar was packed with so many loyal clients and many new ones as well...Thank you ALL for a tremendous first year and here's to many more!
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