True Fact, Mascara Is A Girl's Best Friend

True Fact, Mascara Is A Girl's Best Friend

Your lashes could use some extra love.

Everyone has that one thing in their life they can turn to and no matter it’s always there for them. For some, it’s Netflix, their favorite Jane Austen novel, or a caramel macchiato from Starbucks. However, for me, my saving grace comes in a little tube with a wand.

Mascara has been there for me through the tough times and the good.

Whenever I’ve feeling low mascara is always there to pick me up, and when I’m feeling fierce, mascara helps me serve some LOOKS. Mascara can help you become the best version of you, and therefore it’s an essential BFF.

Many women turn to makeup for special occasions or for holidays to feel extra special. Unless you’re like me, where you live and breathe for cosmetics. As a daily makeup-wearer, I have tried my fair share of numerous makeup products. I’ve learned what works, and what doesn’t. The product that I have found to be the most vital is of course… mascara.

Mascara is perfect for those days when you just don’t quite get enough sleep and need to add the “appearance” of sleep. It doesn’t matter if you just roll out of bed, throw on old clothes, and barely brush your hair, adding a swig of mascara will make you look ten times more awake.

Need some variety in your life? Purple, blue, and even green mascara are becoming more and more popular. Spice of your daily makeup routine with one of these fun colors for a more a daring look.

Don’t you hate when you realize your all out of a product right when you reach for it. Mascara can help resolves one of those problems by doubling as eyeliner. Applying a small amount of mascara and rubbing it on the bottom lash line can act as an eyeliner too and give a smooth, smoky look!

I don’t know about you, but I can feel like complete trash, but the moment I add some mascara BOOM I am new woman. This may seem simple and silly, but it’s true! Taking two minutes to apply mascara can drastically change how you feel about yourself and help boost confidence.

Let’s just say, the price could be worse. I’ve tried all sorts of mascaras, from high to low end. My conclusion: you can find just as nice drug store mascaras that do the job well compared to the overly priced high end retailers. The drugstore hasn’t mastered every makeup item but they seemed to have nailed mascara!

Finally, mascara can just make you feel better about yourself. It’s crazy to think that something in a small tube can play a such big impact but it’s true. So, if you’re looking for a new style, or just want a little extra “oomf”, try adding mascara to your routine, your lashes will thank you.

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20 Small Tattoos With Big Meanings

Tattoos with meaning you can't deny.

It's tough to find perfect tattoos with meaning.

You probably want something permanent on your body to mean something deeply, but how do you choose a tattoo that will still be significant in 5, 10, 15, or 50 years? Over time, tattoos have lost much of their stigma and many people consider them a form of art, but it's still possible to get a tattoo you regret.

So here are 20 tattoos you can't go wrong with. Each tattoo has its own unique meaning, but don't blame me if you still have to deal with questions that everyone with a tattoo is tired of hearing!

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1. A semi-colon indicates a pause in a sentence but does not end. Sometimes it seems like you may have stopped, but you choose to continue on.

2. "A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor."

3. Top symbol: unclosed delta symbol which represents open to change. Bottom symbol: strategy.

4. "There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls."

5. Viking symbol meaning "create your own reality."

6.Greek symbol of Inguz: where there's a will, there's a way.

7. Psalm 18:33 "He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he causes me to stand on the heights."

8. 'Ohm' tattoo that represents 4 different states of consciousness and a world of illusion: waking (jagrat), dreaming (swapna), deep sleep (sushupti), transcendental state (turiya) and world of illusion (maya)

9. Alchemy: symbolizes copper, means love, balance, feminine beauty and artistic creativity.

10. The Greek word “Meraki" means to do something with soul, passion, love and creativity or to put yourself in to whatever you do.

11. Malin (Skövde, Sweden) – you have to face setbacks to be able to go forward.

12. Symbol meaning "thief" from the Hobbit. It was the rune Gandalf etched into Bilbo's door so the dwarves could find his house.

13. “Lux in tenebris" means “light in darkness."

14. Anchor Tattoo: symbolizing strength & stability, something (or someone) who holds you in place, and provides you the strength to hold on no matter how rough things get.

15."Ad Maiora" is translated literally as “Towards greater things." It is a formula of greeting used to wish more success in life, career or love.

16. A glyphs means “explore." It was meant as a reminder for me to never stop exploring.

17. "Aut inveniam viam aut faciam," meaning roughly, "Either I shall find a way, or I will make one."

18. Lotus Flower. It grows in muddy water, and it is this environment that gives forth the flower's first and most literal meaning: rising and blooming above the murk to achieve enlightenment.

19. The zen (or ensō) circle to me represents enlightenment, the universe & the strength we all have inside of us.

20. Two meanings. The moon affirms life. It looks as if it is constantly changing. Can reminds us of the inconsistency of life. It is also symbolizes the continuous circular nature of time and even karma.

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Michigan’s Race For Governor: The Debates

With only a few weeks away from midterms, it's time to get serious.


In October, Michigan will see two televised gubernatorial debates. The first will be hosted in Grand Rapids, and take place on October 12, 2018 at 7 p.m. The second will be hosted in Detroit, and take place on October 24, 2018 at 8 p.m.

As the victors of their respective parties in the August primaries, Bill Schuette and Gretchen Whitmer will meet to debate critical issues, such as infrastructure, immigration, environmental concerns in the Great Lakes, and where the candidates stand on the controversial topic of recreational marijuana use and legalization.

For the voters looking to get a better understanding of each candidate's positions, both Schuette and Whitmer participated in primary debates that were broadcast leading up to the primaries. These debates are still accessible to the public on YouTube.

On May 9, the Attorney General toted his endorsement from President Trump, using it to land credit with a growing base within Michigan's Republican Party. Schuette swept the Republican primary with apparent ease in August, defeating Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley by a 2 to 1 margin.

At the Democratic gubernatorial debate on June 20, former Senator Gretchen Whitmer presented herself as a well-rehearsed candidate. She stressed the importance of rebuilding Michigan's roads, among other issues.

She went on to defeat Shri Thanedar—an entrepreneur, and Abdul El-Sayed—a former director of the Detroit Health Department, and favorite among the progressive wing of Michigan's Democratic Party.

Schuette and Whitmer shared the stage together briefly at the 2018 Mackinac Policy Conference, during the gubernatorial debate portion of the Detroit Regional Chamber 2018 PAC Reception.

Both the Attorney General and former Senator acknowledged other candidates within their parties, but used their speaking time to begin the age-old practice of political mud-slinging. It was clear that both were aware of each other's inevitable place as opponent for governor in November.

The Republican nominee accused his adversary across the aisle of planning to raise taxes and increase regulations across the board. In turn, former Senator Whitmer accused Schuette of claiming that children do not have a constitutional right to literacy.

It remains to be seen whether either candidate will be able to appeal to voters across party lines.

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