Posts Tagged ‘success’

We’ve all heard that good looks can get you far (well, farther than the average-looking Joe). Sad, but it seems to be generally true.

Now, ladies have another aesthetic demand to live up to besides our (hopefully) good, or at least decent, genetic makeup. We have to think about our applied makeup. You know, the ones the majority of females draw, smack, powder and all that jazz on her face most mornings, if not all. Lovely, isn’t it?

For some—though I would hope all—that do wear makeup on a daily basis, we’re choosing to do it because we like it. Pure and simple, we enjoy putting on and wearing makeup. It’s fun.

However, now it might not be nearly as fun since it might be required for us to do it in order to have the best chance of advancing in our professional fields. It has been reported that based on recent studies, women who wear makeup are more likely to be seen as competent, intelligent, warm, trustworthy and approachable.

I don’t think being barefaced would impede your success in the long-run, but I have to concede that it could make it more difficult. It’s a woman’s choice whether she wants to put the time and effort every morning into putting on makeup, but I think it should also be said that it doesn’t have to necessarily be pancake makeup.

A little concealer and eyeliner can go a long way. No one wants to see a mask in the office either. So, ladies, it’s up to you to decide what’s best. The studies are out there telling us to wear the black kohl on our eyes and paint our lips.

What’s your take on it?

-Erin Elzo

You’re feeling worthless, stupid, maybe even a little embarrassed. No one enjoys being broken up with. You don’t just wake up one day and think “wow, I would just adore to have my heart broken this afternoon.” Certain places become emotional landmines. Certain television shows, certain movies, certain people, become “off-limits.”

You’re angry and hostile and no one really wants to be around  you right now, aside from your friends–who sort of have to be. But let’s face it, your friends can only do so much. They can sit there and tell you that you deserve better, blah blah blah… but you’ve heard that from so many people already that if you hear it one more time, you might hit someone. You want to get back at your ex for making you feel so shitty. So what do you do?

The best form of revenge you can get on your ex, believe it or not, isn’t punching them in the face, or finding someone else, or even going psycho and hiring a hit person. So chill out, crazy. I know it feels like the end of the world, but consider the breakup as a favor. Also, don’t post pictures of yourself on Facebook whoring it out. Not only is it obvious that you’re doing it for attention, but you look stupid and desperate. Be classy.

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