GRAY IS THE NEW BEIGE!

beige
bāZH
noun
  1. a pale sandy yellowish-brown color.
    “tones of beige and green”
    synonyms: fawn, pale brown, sand, buff, sandy, oatmeal, khaki, biscuit, coffee, coffee-colored, cafe au lait, camel, ecru

Is anyone else tired of this lack-luster, mind-numbing color we call beige? I know I am and I am ready for the HOTTEST color this year…GRAY! Gray is such a versatile color and has a wide range of hues, shades, and tones that create different sensations within a space. Gray can be used to create a glamorous, calming, or edgy space. The wide range of warm and cool grays compliment beautiful colors such as blush, yellow, red, white (some of my favorites). It can be used in a classic, transitional, or modern design! What do you think about gray? Check out some of these spaces that incorporated gray into there space. unnamed unnamed (11) unnamed (10) unnamed (9) unnamed (8) unnamed (7) unnamed (6) unnamed (5) unnamed (4) unnamed (3) unnamed (2) Xo, Jessica Calkins Definition provided by Google

Best Quotes that make your day…

Best Quotes that make your day…

“You ought to dream.” – Ernest Hemingway

“The mind defines, decides, doubts and divides – only the heart truly binds.” – Rasheed Ogunlaru

“There are only the pursued, the pursuing, the busy, and the tired.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

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“Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.” – C.S. Lewis

“When there’s no way out, you just follow the way in…

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Best Quotes that make your day…

“You ought to dream.” – Ernest Hemingway

“The mind defines, decides, doubts and divides – only the heart truly binds.” – Rasheed Ogunlaru

“There are only the pursued, the pursuing, the busy, and the tired.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

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“Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.” – C.S. Lewis

“When there’s no way out, you just follow the way in front of you.” – Stephen Mitchell

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“The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.” – Oscar Wilde

“There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.” – Ernest Hemingway

“We spend our days, each one of us, in looking for the secret of life. Well, the secret of life is in art.” – Oscar Wilde

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“Art and love are the same thing: It’s the process of seeing yourself in things that are not you.” – Chuck Klosterman

“Keep reminding yourself: I get what I think about, whether I want it or not.” — Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

“You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them.” -Michael Jordan

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Hope this brightens your day…

What Are You Most Thankful For?

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Recently I have started to miss my family very much. Being at school can be stressful, especially senior year, so I always find myself thinking about my family. I know that if I were home they would be able to help me, but the distance makes it hard.

I have realized that being away from them months at a time has made me realize how important they are for me. When I was home all the time I found that I took my family for granted.

So as I sit her writing this, I have come to the conclusion that my family, by far, is what I am most thankful for. They are always there for me, no matter what. Even when they do not agree with me, they have always proven to back me up 100%. I know that there have been times where I have not made the best decisions, but I always will know that my family will be there to have my back.

This month I would like to know what you are most thankful for. You can post it to the BareandMe Facebook page or you can post it in a comment. I know that I am always writing on here, so at times I get bored talking about myself. I would love to know what you guys think. Who makes you happiest? What are the things that you appreciate? Just a few sentences as to why this person has impacted you.

Let me know! Would love to hear.

Ashley Evert and Her Thoughts on “Beauty”

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Beauty isn’t as simple as a shade of lipstick, a certain hair style or an expensive pair of shoes.  It is not an overly photoshopped unrealistic

“ideal woman”

on the front page of a magazine.

As a beautician, I see people’s “befores” and they expect me to be able to create an “after” that reflects the way they feel about themselves on the inside. For me, beauty is being able to outwardly portray the way you feel about yourself.  

For me, that means a full face of makeup (lipstick, false eyelashes, the whole nine yards), rich crimson colored hair, and a wardrobe inspired by clothes from the 1940’s and 50’s.

 The star sports athlete grinning with a medal around his or her neck, showing off the physique they worked hard to get is beauty.  

A women who struggled with body confidence issues modeling in clothes she feels sexy in is beauty.  Ladies who choose to go “au natural” because they feel more comfortable without makeup on is beauty.

Beauty is recognizing that everyone should feel comfortable in his or her own skin.  

True beauty is achieved when we stop judging each other for how we each choose to portray how we feel about ourselves to the world.