Life Skills


makeup brush and four pots of powder

Many days I don’t feel like putting on make-up and making a fuss about my looks. When you feel like your head is going to split open, what you look like is the last thing on your mind. 

I've realized, though, that how I look matters a great deal to the people I love.  My friends and family feel so much better when I have a bit of color on my face. I may not feel any different, but it does my heart good to know that my loved ones aren't so worried. When I am up to it, I pick up my brushes and do my 5 minute paint job.

5 Minute Make-up 

I've got my make-up down to the bare essentials and when I am up to it, I pick up my make-up brushes and do my 5 minute paint job.  I have experimented with many different products and finally settled on Bare Escentuals products for two reasons: they are 100% pure and are super fast and easy to use. So here's my 5 minute paint job:

You're done (and looking beautiful)!


5 Minute Manicure

woman filing nailsKeep it simple.  Treating myself to a manicure every week or two makes me look and feel good, but it doesn't have to take a lot of time.  I don’t want to be worrying about nail polish chips and acrylic fills so I go for the clean buffed look.

  1. Remove polish or oil with non-acetone nail polish remover
  2. Clip finger nails across same length
  3. File rough edges
  4. Push back cuticles (nip if necessary)
  5. Wipe with nail polish remover
  6. Apply Neutragena’s Buff Polish (drying time is immediate!)
Disclaimer:  The information contained within this site is intended for educational purposes only. It is not intended to be medical advice. The information presented is based on my own personal experience with my own unique set of medical conditions. EVERYONE IS DIFFERENT. What works for me could be catastrophic for you. Consult your medical team for treatment options suitable for you.
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