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Bird Is The Word.

I like to think I am a pretty gifted gal- among other skills- it appears I have the uncanny ability to attract birds… More specifically, seagulls.


Within minutes of sitting on the beach, in a park, or wherever, these damn birds flock to me. And in return, I have a “call” or a “coo” that I make to them. It’s my stupid-human-trick; and it usually seems to scare the crap out of them.

Recently we took a coastal walk in Point Lobos, Ca. and as if on cue, this seagull flew over. Mr. Heatherland encouraged me to try to make friends with it by doing my little birdy call…


Judging by the pictures, I am just as cautious around birds as I would be around bears.


*No seagulls were harmed in the making of this post.

The Bright Side.

Ever have one of those morning when you just feel drab?  How about a little makeup tutorial?


In the land of makeup, sometimes “oldies-but-goodies” are the best kept not-so-secrets.  I’m a huge fan of using makeup for brightness.  These are the two great products I pull out when my face needs a little sunshine.

How to USe a Highlighter: Touché Éclat

brighten_up_Touche-Eclat-Yves-Saint-Laurent-Radiant-TouchThis little highlighter has been around for over 20 years.  Some people confuse it for a concealer, but it’s so much better than that.  Remember, it’s a highlighter.  When added to any darkness on your face you instantly create a lighter illusion, which is very good thing.  I use the #1.5 in the winter/spring and #2 in the summer/fall.

  • Click, click… Dab, dab… Blend, blend… Done.


photo credit: tumblr

photo credit: tumblr

Beware: a little goes a long way, and blending is key!


How To Use White Eyeliner

brighten_up_revlon_white_pencilI think I heard about this trick when I was in middle school, and I still swear by it.  But it can either be your best secret or your biggest giveaway depending on how you use it.

  • Sharpen.  Then line your water line with one very light, very quick swipe.  add a few smudges in the interior corner of the eye and blend it until it is very subtle.


Too much will be obvious and your lower lashes will look like they have dandruff.  One swipe won’t make you white, it’s just enough to neutralize little pink bunny eyes and make you look instantly brighter .


So, lighten up.

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