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MAINTAINING A HEALTHY RELATIONSHIP

A few weeks ago I asked for topic suggestions for the weekly email.  Relationships was a topic that was suggested.  I am by far not a person who should be giving relationship advice.  A person who is single and has had too many relationships blow up in their face should not be giving advice.  A person who has had too many bad experiences and holds someone who is trying hard to be understanding at arms length should not be giving advice.  Below are bits and pieces of things I have been told over the years.  I hope you find it helpful.

No relationship is impeccable constantly. Be that as it may, in a solid relationship, the two individuals like the relationship more often than not. An incredible relationship takes more than fascination — it takes work, and both of you must be eager to place in the exertion. Here are a few hints for building a sound relationship: 

• Love yourself: Being OK with what your identity is implies you’ll be a more joyful accomplice. 

• Communicate: Converse with your accomplice about your emotions. 

• Be genuine: Be honest with one another about what you do, think, and feel. Genuineness makes trust. Not many things hurt a relationship more than lies. 

• Give each other some space: Couple’s time is extraordinary, however hanging out isn’t. It’s beneficial to have your own companions and interests outside of the relationship. 

Agree to oppose the idea: You’re not continually going to agree, and that is alright. The significant thing is to regard each other’s suppositions and thoughts. 

Forgive and request absolution: Everyone commits errors. Be eager to apologize for yours — and acknowledge your accomplice’s expressions of remorse. 

Support one another: At the point when your accomplice accomplishes something incredible, let them know! Your accomplice ought to do likewise for you. 

Talk about sex… transparently and sincerely: Mentioning to your accomplice what feels better and what you like and don’t care for causes you have better sex. Never pressure your accomplice into accomplishing something they would prefer not to do, or let your accomplice pressure you — assent is an absolute necessity. 

Take care of your sexual wellbeing: Converse with your accomplice about how you will ensure each other against sexually transmitted diseases and unintended pregnancy.
 
How to know if the relationship is sound

It’s great to check in with yourself every now and then to perceive how you’re feeling about your relationship. The inquiries underneath center around sentimental and sexual connections, however they can apply to different sorts of connections, as well. After you’ve asked yourself these inquiries, it could be useful to answer them again from your accomplice’s point of view. 

1. Does your accomplice tune in to and regard your thoughts? 

2. Does your accomplice give you space to invest energy with your loved ones? 

3. Do you have some good times getting to know one another?

Makeup

Quick Makeup Tips

As part of the new year you might of made the New Year’s Resolution to experiment a little more with makeup.  You also might be a little unsure of what you should be doing like I often am.  Below are some quick makeup tips to help you with your New Year’s Resolution.

  • Wash your face: Before applying makeup in the morning, wash your face so you’ll be able to start with a fresh canvas. Use a cleanser or simply splash lukewarm water on your face a few times to wash away any debris on your skin. Pat it dry gently with a soft towel.
  • Apply a moisturizer: The last step before applying makeup is putting on some moisturizing lotion. This will help your makeup go on more easily and create a better final look. Choose a good face moisturizer that works with your skin type. Massage it gently all over your face. Don’t forget your eyelids, lips, and nose. 
  • Choose a foundation that works with your skin type and matches your coloring: Liquid foundation is a fine choice for many types of skin. You can also use tinted moisturizer or BB cream. If your skin is on the oily side, you might want to consider compact or powder ofoundation.
  • Apply concealer: Choose a concealer that matches your skin tone – or, if you have dark under-eye circles, go one shade lighter. Apply a light amount of concealer using either a concealer brush or your finger by dabbing it under your eyes and gently blending it in.
  • Apply powder: Choose a powder that matches your skin tone. Use a powder brush (a large, fluffy brush that will apply the powder evenly) to apply the powder to your face in a circular motion.
  • Apply blush: Choose a pink-toned blush that brings out the best in your facial coloring. Swirl a blush brush in the container, smile, and apply it to the apples of your cheeks in a circular motion.
  • Apply eyeshadow: Choose a neutral shadow pallet for a simple, everyday look. Brown, gold, grey, and blue tones are all good choices, depending on your eye color
  • Apply eyeliner: Choose a charcoal, navy, or brown eyeliner to use during the day – save your black eyeliner for nighttime wear.
  • Apply eyeshadow: Choose a neutral shadow pallet for a simple, everyday look. Brown, gold, grey, and blue tones are all good choices, depending on your eye color
  • Apply mascara: Apply one coat of mascara on both your upper and lower lashes. Insert the brush at the base of your lashes and sweep outward
  • Apply lip color: Use a pink or neutral-colored lipstick or lip gloss to finish your everyday look.

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Simple Treasures for Sale New Years Resolutions

As I am sure you are doing this time a year I am doing some planning for the new year.   I have come up with the following New Years Business Resolutions that I am going to do my best to see through.

1.  Work on lowering shipping prices
I understand that no one likes to pay shipping.  I myself find it difficult to pay shipping on things I order online.I pledge to do my best to lower my cost on the shipping I pay so that I can pass the savings onto you.  Hopefully in the end I would like to offer free shipping to everyone and still keep the prices low on the products.

2.  Work on quality of photos for website
I am most certainly not  a professional photographer.   I have learned a little and hopefully will expand on what I have learned to improve the quality of the photos on the website.

3.  Work on expanding makeup lines
I would like to expand on the items I sell in the makeup section of the website.  From time to time I may be asking for everyone’s input in order to keep the options fresh and so that there is something for everyone.

4.  Work on expanding products for men
While working with Bradley University it was pointed out several times that the website doesn’t offer enough items for men.   I plan on working towards expanding that section of the website as well.   From time to time I may be asking for everyone’s input on different ideas of what everyone would like to see.

I am always open to anyone’s input so if there is something you would like to see let me know and I will see what I can do to accommodate you.

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Year End Reflection

As I am sure everyone has noticed 2019 has been a very busy and active year for Simple Treasures.   We have done our best to but our best foot forward and stay true to our core values.

  1. A commitment to integrity, fairness and responsibility
  2. Delivering our very best in all we do, holding ourselves accountable for results.

In 2019 we implemented several new ways of communication.  Not all have come easily for us and we have had some bumps along the way.  Some examples are listed below.
 

  1. Weekly newsletter
  2.  Instagram Stories
  3.  Facebook Stories
  4. Posted new products on twitter
  5. Text message advertising
  6. Google My Business
  7. Holiday Flash Sales
  8. Facebook Messenger New Product Alerts
  9. Billboards

We have tried to send some interesting information in our weekly emails instead of constantly pushing for sales.  Not sure if we have succeeded with this but it was never our goal to be pushy.   We have only wanted to interact with our customers.

Along with our trying to provide information in a fun and informative way we have also tried to gather input from our current customers on what they wanted to see on the website.   We have set out to accomplish this 2 different ways.

        1.  Survey Monday Email
        2.  Bradley University Case Study

The information we received back has been invaluable and we can’t express enough our thanks to those who completed the survey.   We also want to thank the students at Bradley University for the case study they completed.   We hope to make several more improvements in 2020 as a result from that case study.

In the end we are very thankful for the opportunities that 2019 has brought to us and look forward to see what new things to come in 2020.

Makeup

What are the top fall beauty trends for 2019?

1. Splashes of Makeup on Face

The avant-garde option for the fall/ winter 2019 makeup trends was a little bit creepy and very post-apocalyptic. Models’ faces were splashed with paint in a way that created an otherworldly and intimidating effect.

2. Barely-There Makeup

A no-makeup makeup look is a runway classic, intended to enhance models’ beauty without interfering, and to allow the audience to really focus on the clothes presented. Keeping things simple is perfectly acceptable, according to the fall/ winter 2019 makeup trends.

3. Blushing
This might be the most youthful of the fall/ winter 2019-2020 makeup trends. A touch of pinky blush is the easiest way to liven up the complexion and soften the face, so the runways where it showed up were definitely ones where innocence and purity were part of the aesthetic.

4. Bronzed Goddess

It’s hard to resist a bronzed goddess, especially when everyone else is looking pale and cold, which is why the runways where bronzer was used liberally really stood out to us, even though the rest of the makeup was kept understated.

5. Dewy Skin

The skin can get so dry and dull during winter, when there’s no moisture in the air and cold winds assault our faces. No wonder that designers and makeup artists alike wanted to go in the opposite direction, to show beautifully glow and hydrated skin that won’t get damaged by inclement weather. Notably missing from this trend: shimmery highlighters. This healthy glow is all about moisture.

6. Sparkle and Glitter
It’s fun to use a bit of glitter in your makeup look now and then, but for the fall 2019 makeup looks makeup artists went way above that, opting for lots of glitter rather than a subtle touch.

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TOP 10 MAKE UP MISTAKES

Here are the top 10 make up mistakes women frequently make when applying their make up in order to look beautiful whenever they appear in the general public.

1. WAXING GONE WRONG

Most of the times when you wax or pluck your eyebrows, you don’t want to over pluck. It will create an impression when people see you that you are hairier than you really are and that you need to wax constantly.

2. NOT CURLING YOUR EYELASHES

Most people feel this isn’t important. Nothing is really important. But if you actually intend to use mascara for the original purpose and way it was intended to, then buy a lash curler, and curly your eyelashes.

3. BLOTCHY MAKE UP ON A BARE FACE

Another reason why your make up can look blotchy is because human skin is made up of natural oils. Failure to apply blush without applying foundation or powder underneath, don’t expect it to last for more than a few hours.

4. APPLYING MATTLE LIPSTICK WRONGLY

An attempt to apply a mattle lipstick on your lips without moistening your lips first is wrong. It looks bad. Don’t do it.

5. SMOKING

Make up always look better when applied to a healthy face. Smoking while you have makeup on your face tends to dry off faster than coffee, sun or wind.

6. WRONG FOUNDATION

There are so many brands of foundation nowadays all claiming to do amazing things and the end results are very bad.

7. NOT ADAPTING TO YOUR EYE

You not expected to wear the same type of make up when you were 16 years and now that you are 60.

8. ABUSE OF BRIGHT COLOR

Bright colors are always amazing during summer and spring. Always remember that bright colors attract attention.

9. NOT BLENDING

Just as human cells are the blocks and foundation of human life, blending is also the base and foundation of makeup. Ensure you blend your concealer, blush, foundation, eye shadow and setting powders.

10. NOT BLOTTING LIPSTICKS

Failure to blot the center of your lips, either by rubbing off excess with your finger, or gentling biting down on a tissue, then you run the risk of having the lipstick stain your teeth every time you smile wide or attempt to eat something.

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National Cleanse Your Skin Week

August 1st – 9th National Cleanse Your Skin Week

August marks the beginning of National Cleanse Your Skin Week. This comes amid the hottest and the most humid of weather to give a fresh breath of air to your rough and suffering skin. This is the time around which summer season is taking its toll and inflicting smoldering sun rays on your skin – about just in time to remind you to take good care of your skin. It is observed from August 1st to August 9th.

Cleansing one’s face correctly is important throughout the year  NYC dermatologist, Joshua Zeichner.

We can all agree that even though proper cleansing of your skin should not be stressed in one particular season, but generally the frequency of washing the skin thoroughly peaks during the summer season. Your skin is replete with dead cells, dust particles, unnecessary oil, and acne accumulated over days’ worth of exposure to the hot weather – this calls for an awareness campaign of this kind to get yourself back on the right track.

During this time, you can develop a long lasting habit of drinking lots of water, giving your skin a nice little massage, and nurturing your skin with naturally derived products from our store. Our range of skin care products is the best place to start with. We offer a diverse array of skin care products which are not only limited to your face but are meant for the entire body. This collection includes various lotions, body washes, cleansers, soaps, gels, and creams. Our products are naturally derived and have no side effects at all. Apart from reviving your skin, they also breathe a whiff of fresh and fragrant air into your skin. The products impart a sparkling glow on your skin which gets rid of the dull and mundane look, promote growth of new skin cells, heal damaged cells, and remove acne and extra oil.

We encourage you to take out at least 20 minutes from your busy routine to care for

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