Your First Step to a First Class Life

Your First Step to a First Class Life

Every Monday this month, I’ve been sharing videos and worksheets from my upcoming Rediscover Me 28 Day Challenge.  In week one, I shared my four step goal setting process that guarantees success.  Last week, we worked on eliminating tolerations from your life and this week I’m going to show you an easy way to feel richer through upgrades.

I first read about the concept of upgrades in Denise Duffield-Thomas’ book Get Rich, Lucky Bitch!: Release Your Money Blocks and Live a First Class Life.  Don’t let the title throw you, this powerful little book revolutionized the way that I think about what it means to live a first class life.  It’s definitely worth a read, whether you have money blocks or not.

Anyway, Denise introduces this concept in her chapter titled “Upgrade Your Life Now”. It’s all about feeling richer by making small incremental upgrades in your life that make a BIG difference. The thing I LOVE about this concept is it reinforces the belief that you deserve nice things, that you are worth it. 

This isn’t about spending more than you can afford or being extravagant. It’s about the little things in life that make you feel richer – and sometimes they’re only a couple of bucks.

Watch the video to learn more about this concept and see some of my recent upgrades.  Then print off the PDF worksheet to brainstorm some ways you can upgrade your life.

I mention a 28 Day Challenge Facebook group in the video.  This group will be open for participants when the challenge begins.


It’s Your Turn:  Find a few ways to upgrade your life this week and tell me about them!  I’d love to hear what you come up with.

Registration for the Rediscover Me 28 Day Challenge opens soon.  If you’d like to be notified when it opens, get on the list HERE.


Naturally Pretty Everyday Eye Makeup Tutorial

Naturally Pretty Everyday Eye Makeup Tutorial

I couldn’t possibly be more honored or excited to be the IT Cosmetics Blogger of the Month for November.  I love everything that IT Cosmetics stands for – creating clinically proven, innovative beauty products with skin loving ingredients to provide you with serious beauty solutions designed to give you the power to look and feel your most beautiful!

This month, I created a beauty tutorial featured on their Facebook page.  It’s my Naturally Pretty Everyday Eye Makeup featuring some of my favorite IT Cosmetics products.

Here’s an accompanying video tutorial with application techniques.


 Bye Bye Under Eye™ Anti-Aging Concealer

Bye Bye Lid Lines™ Primer

Naturally Pretty Eyeshadow Trio in Pretty in Nudes

Tightline™ Full Lash Length Mascara Primer

Tightline Full Lash Length Black Mascara Primer

Your Brows but Better™ Skinny Pencil

CC+ Lip Serum in Under the Mistletoe

This set makes an awesome stocking stuffer!

It’s Your Turn:  What’s your favorite IT Cosmetics product?  Share it in the comments!


Registration for the Winter/Holiday Style Me Pretty Challenge is open through Thursday.  Sign up now for the lowest rate and get your winter wardrobe shopping list plus 21 days of cozy outfits and dressy holiday party looks.  Get more info and sign up HERE.

Julie Bowen Shares Her Beauty and Style Secrets

Julie Bowen Shares Her Beauty and Style Secrets

Hey pretties! I recently had the opportunity to pick the brain of one of my favorite actresses, the fabulous Julie Bowen.  You probably already know Julie as the perfectly imperfect mom Claire Dunphy from ABC’s Modern Family.  But she is also one of the faces of Neutrogena and joined me via Skype to share some of her juiciest beauty and style secrets with us.

In our interview, Julie spilled her secret to younger looking hands (which I immediately stole!), talked skin care for women over 40, shared her must-have beauty products, explained to me why she refers to her everyday style as “Derelicte” (Zoolander fans rejoice!) and much, much more.  Tune in to check out our full interview below.

It’s Your Turn:  What was your favorite tip that Julie shared?  Tell me in the comments!


Speaking of makeup, have you girls tried 3D fiber mascara yet?  My friend Nicole sells Younique products and she recently got me hooked on their Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes.  When she asked me to try it, I turned her down at first because I have really sensitive eyes and can only wear certain brands of mascara.  The cool thing is you apply the 3D fibers over your regular mascara so they don’t irritate my eyes at all.  They add tons of thickness to my natural lashes.  Now I’m wearing them every day, even when I don’t leave the house!

Here’s a picture of Nicole wearing the 3D fiber mascara on one of her eyes.  Big difference!  P.S.  Isn’t she gorgeous? Nicole is giving away a starter set of Moodstruck 3D Fiber Mascara (a $29 value) to one lucky GYPO girl.  Just pick one of the ways to enter below.  A winner will be drawn next Wednesday.
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Registration for the Build Your Wardrobe Basics Challenge closes tomorrow night!  Cyndi and I would love to have you join us to build your capsule wardrobe and 21 days of outfits perfect for just about any occasion.   Sign up and get more information HERE.


It’s the day of the week at GYPO where we celebrate what makes us feel pretty. Whether it’s a new outfit, hairstyle, or makeup, the I Feel Pretty link up is about anything and everything that makes your life prettier. Even if you’re not a blogger, you can still play along. Just tell us what made you feel pretty this week in the comments!

There are just a few simple rules:

1. Follow GYPO. (Bloglovin‘, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest)

2. Link up your pretty post.

3. Link back to my blog (using the button above or your own link).

4. Visit other pretties.

That’s it, now go have some fun!

Announcement:  Summer Style Q&A

Announcement: Summer Style Q&A

Summer Style SeminarHey pretties!  I have a special summer style announcement today that I can’t wait to share.

I’m hosting my first ever tele-seminar on summer style!  It will be a FREE live call where I’ll be sharing my Five Pieces for Effortless Summer Style. (Spoiler Alert:  All five of them are on the Summer Style Me Pretty Challenge shopping list.  If you want a sneak preview, you won’t want to miss this!)

I’ll also be doing a fun Q&A on this call where you can ask any questions you have about summer style.

To register, just click on the link below.  Call details will then be forwarded to you.


Do me a big favor and invite your friends too!