Eyeshadows to Enhance Your Eye Color

Eyeshadows to Enhance Your Eye Color
Looking to make your eye color pop? Take these makeup tips and get ready to show off those beautiful eyes! Blue Eyes Light neutral tones are the most complimentary colors for blue eyes. Steer clear of harsh overly dark tones and smoky eyes. For a day look sweep a light champagne shadow over the lid and add mascara. For night, add a darker color to the crease and corners and line the bottom lash line with a gray brown or taupe-y-plum to intensify the eye. Try:  MAC eyeshadow in Sable ($16) Brown to Dark Brown Eyes Almost anything goes with brown eyes, however reddish browns or bronzy golden tones accentuate them the best. Adding just a touch of dark brown or black shadow to the crease will help add a touch of intensity. For dark brown eyes add black liner...
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The Future of Seattle Real Estate

The Future of Seattle Real Estate
Seattle real estate is among the top leading real estate markets in the U.S. despite the current crisis facing a majority of the real estate market in the entire country. The availability of both full-time and part-time jobs in the Seattle area has made it one of the best places to live and work by numerous websites rankings. Seattle real estate market has proven to be one of the most lucrative ventures for landlords and home sellers alike. In fact, Seattle was ranked third best in Wallethub ’s “2016’s Best & Worst Cities to Be a Real Estate Agent.” Statistics done by Demand Institute show that Seattle home prices rose by 15% in 2015. Further research reveals that high rises of up to18% are expected by the year 2018. Property appreciation has been incredible in the last three years, and...
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Things Women Say But Actually Mean

Things Women Say But Actually Mean
Louann Brizendine says it best ”Women have an eight-lane superhighway for processing emotion, while men have a small country road.” It is no secret that men and woman have a completely different way of communicating. Women can definitely be more open, but usually to cater to what we think a guy wantst to hear... not too come off as "crazy."  As a woman, I can understand how confusing we can sometimes be to a man and how confusing a man can be to a woman. I have to laugh because I tend to find myself in these situations often. But I'm here to clear it up and let you enter the "crazy" mind of a woman and we really mean what we say. When you ask if it's ok you did something wrong... “It's fine.” - It's not fine. It's...
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Sugar High

Sugar High
If you enjoy cannabis, or went to college, odds are you've tried a pot brownie. For decades stoners have loved infusing baked goods with their herb to create delicious desserts that also get you high. The brownie has effectively made it to the forefront of mainstream culture for edibles. So many films and television shows feature iconic scenes where characters have eaten a pot brownie or cookies and amusing antics ensue. But there's one aspect of the pot brownie that people often overlook. Before the cannabis effects kick in, you need to digest that brownie. This can be delayed by several hours if you have a full stomach already or just digest slowly or when taken on an empty stomach the effects are felt sooner similar to medication or alcohol. If you eat your brownie with a large glass of...
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Best Accessories for the Home

Best Accessories for the Home
Just like adding statement earrings and a beaded clutch to tie together an outfit; filling your home with trinkets and accessories is a great way to add color and vibrant personality. In the beginning stages of furnishing a space, invest in your quality large furniture pieces or framed art to ground your space. Remember, these items should be bought to last and can be reupholstered, restained or reframed over time if desired. Next, buy less expensive accessories that can be changed out by season, trend, or a change of taste. Here’s what’s trending now in home décor accessories: • Loud bookends: Bookends have become a great way to add color and interest to bookshelves, while still remaining functional. Take these pink agate bookends for example. They would add a vibrant pop of color to a white bookshelf or could be...
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Top Destinations For A Baller On A Budget

Top Destinations For A Baller On A Budget
Many people think that best way to enjoy traveling is to stay in five-star hotels, eat at the most luxurious restaurants and enjoy the most expensive activities. They think that you have to shell out thousands of dollars just so they can call themselves “well travelled.” However, the amount of money you spend on a trip is not directly proportional to how satisfying your trip can be. If you have been letting your money problems get in the way of your sense of adventure, then there is one thing that you should know about – you can enjoy a great adventure even when on a budget. This might come as a surprise to you, but if you have been wishing to travel the world you finally can. If you have a tight budget, these top four destinations are for you....
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Taking a Trip with The Beatles

Taking a Trip with The Beatles
For seventeen years Jim Owen (John Lennon), Tony Kishman (Paul McCartney), John Brosnan (George Harrison) and Chris Camilleri (Ringo Starr) have been performing as The Beatles. They have rocked shows across the globe and played with over 100 orchestras. Now it is the Seattle Symphony’s turn on the Classical Mystery Tour. The concert began with an overture solely by the symphony. They turned some of the most popular Beatles tunes on their heads, blending and mashing up “Hold your Hand”, “She Loves You”, “Eleanor Rigby” and many more. At times like these one is moved by the immense power of the symphony. This overture alone was something I could have enjoyed for the entire show. Soon the clean cut, black suit wearing Beatles tribute band took the stage. They greeted the crowd politely and began with “Got to Get You...
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Honoring the Margarita

Honoring the Margarita
Did somebody say fiesta? Contrary to popular belief, the best date to drink Margaritas is not Cinco de Mayo, it’s actually February 22 – our country’s very own National Margarita Day. Historically speaking, National Margarita Day is one of the most widely celebrated national holidays in the US, coming second only to National Beer Day (April 7th). Sources have reported that 98.9% of National Margarita Day participants will do all or most of the following: 1. Enjoy the countless benefits of fermented agave, 2. Listen to The Champs, and 3. Eat chips with salsa. As for the 1%, we’ll call them designated drivers. Which side do you want to be on? That’s what I thought, amigo! Give your driver this official National Margarita Day itinerary then hit the silver and gold paved road to the frozen concoction that is helping...
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Resort Wear For Her

Resort Wear For Her
Are you longing for bright colors and breezy clothing to wear along the beach or for fancy cocktails with your bestie at your favorite outdoor restaurant? Play with our top three favorite resort trends for 2016. Whether you are looking for a casual floral top, clean and sleek bomber jacket, or a retro print mod dress, there are plenty of styling options to look pulled together this season. Embroidered Flowers 1. FLOREAT // LILA EMBROIDERED TANK // $148 2. LOFT // RED MARBELEIZED BEAD NECKLACE // $44.50 3. EARTH // T-STRAP WEDGE SANDAL // $109.95 4. ELEVENSES // ERINNA ROMPER // $118 Find this handcrafted design on billowy blouses, pant hems, and light-weight dresses. This floral embroidery brings back memories of far away, exotic beaches in Mexico. The perfect combo to pair with the small flower appliqué are bright, red...
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The Greatest Love of All: Valentine’s Day Menu Specials

The Greatest Love of All: Valentine’s Day Menu Specials
If you haven’t booked your dinner plans yet, you are late to cupid’s beautiful sap fest. But purveyors of love and good food, fear not. There are still some reservations left. Avoid getting stuck cooking chicken parm at home again and find a Valentine’s Day option that tickles your fancy. Here are my picks for foodies and fun lovers: Tilth For pairs with a conscious palate, Tilth’s Valentine’s Day pre-fixe is for you. Cuisine is prepared with certified-organic or wild ingredients. Chef Maria Hines emphasizes the importance of community and the intent behind Tilth is to serve food that makes diners feel comfortable. The Valentine’s Day pre-fixe includes four courses with three different options for each course. Options include Seared St. Jude’s Albacore Tuna with maitake, fennel, blood orange and Porcini Ash-Crusted Venison with swiss chard, anson mills corn polenta,...
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Be a Foodie Tourist at Pike Place

Be a Foodie Tourist at Pike Place
We live in a part of the country where it’s easy to feel like the pine trees, the Sound, and mountain trifecta are just a stationary backdrop of the grueling, monotonous nine to five commute. It might take an out-of-towner’s mid-viaduct exclamation that “this is the most beautiful part of the country” to remember that… This IS the most beautiful part of the country. When was the last time you ventured toward the vibrancy of the local vendors at Pikes Place to taste flavors of the Pacific Northwest? I recently found myself down on Pike for what seemed like the first time – don’t miss the secret perks of your own backyard. Here’s how: 1. Rise and grind Take a journey through the abundance of places cultivating quality, locally roasted, artisan brew. From the pioneers of fair trade; Café Vita...
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5 Ways to Get Off The Couch

5 Ways to Get Off The Couch
I feel, as humans we are not all programmed to love working out. Of course we all want to chase after those amazing endorphins that you get after a sweat-filled workout. But what if it’s just been a long day and you would just rather snuggle up by the fireplace and drink some wine and pop in your favorite flick? Sometimes, as much as we don’t feel like it, working out is something that we need to do to live a happy, healthy and fit life style. So what do you do when you can’t seem to find the motivation or inspiration to work out? Here’s a couple of tricks to get that little kick in your step and that butt into the gym. 1. Caffeine High Straight up, please! I’m sure when I say coffee, many different things come...
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Don’t Strain On Classificiations

Don’t Strain On Classificiations
When it comes to cannabis and knowing how it will affect you, you may have heard that “it is all about the strain”. There’s Indicas, Sativas, hybrids that have more Indica than Sativa, and hybrids that have more Sativa and Indica; not to mention there are multiple brands in each category to choose from. So how do you know which one to choose? Let us break it down for you to make it easier the next time you are faced with the decision. Traditionally speaking, we have been told that Indicas bring on sedating body highs that aid in relaxation. Sativas on the other hand have been described as having intense, energetic cerebral effects that bring on euphoria and inspire creativity. It's also commonly said that Indicas are for nighttime and Sativas are for daytime. Lastly, Hybrids are typically described...
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The Psychology Behind the Colors in Your Home

The Psychology Behind the Colors in Your Home
The best, and admittedly, trickiest part of interior design is mastering the language of color. Each color evokes a different vibe into a space depending on the tint, shade, or tone of the color used. For example, light colors will make a space seem large and airy, and darker colors will make a space seem warm and a lot smaller than it actually is. If color is something that overwhelms you, go halfway with it. Instead of choosing stark white, choose a white with blue or green undertones. If you are looking for a daring and bold color that demands attention, red is your answer. Red heightens the senses and evokes romance, passion and sometimes anger. The later is why you shouldn’t sleep in a bedroom with all red walls. A good way to incorporate red into your home is...
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Scratching the Vinyl Surface

Scratching the Vinyl Surface
In HBO’s new series Vinyl , we are exposed to the raw and gritty world of the record business. We learn how labels make big coin, while artists make nothing. We learn how shady deals are made every day to keep records on the radio. We see the peak of Rock & Roll as well as the birth of Punk and Hip Hop. We hear the explosive sounds that captured the United States during the 1970’s. So, without further ado, let’s throw on the record, drop the needle and crank up the volume. Meet the man with the golden ear and silver tongue, Richie Finestra (Bobby Cannavale). He owns American Century Records. The year is 1973 and the place is New York. He is steps away from selling his label for millions of dollars but runs into a bit of...
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Tips for Textured Hair

Tips for Textured Hair
For all you beautiful textured haired ladies out there, we asked award-winning AVEDA Texture Artist Lisa Vann for some pro tips on our most asked questions. What is good advice for someone who is trying to go from straight (continuously flat ironed or previously relaxed) hair back to their natural curl? LV: Getting weekly conditioning treatments in your favorite salon. Conditioning treatments give hair added moisture, which can help create a great curl set that will last through the week. How do you add shine to hair that is feeling dull and dry?   LV: There are many shine product that you can use to finish your style to keep your hair from feeling dull and dry. My favorites are  AVEDA Brilliant Humectant  Pomade or Jojoba oil. Other great products you could try are; Ted Gibson Shine Lotion , Bb...
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10 Signs You Have Real Friends

10 Signs You Have Real Friends
My father always told me “if you have only one good friend your whole life, you are a very lucky person.”  With today's technology, it has made it pretty much impossible to lose contact with any one you have met along your journey. Therefore most of us have made many friends. Friends from our childhood, friends from collage, friends from different states, even friends of friends! However, it makes real genuine friendship even harder to find. In my case whether I like it or not, my real friends, are some of the biggest assholes yet most amazing people I have ever met. Check out these 10 signs to see if you have found some real friends as well.     As real friends you only speak to each other in full blown sarcasm. "I'll never be nice to you, get...
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5 Perfect Valentine’s Day Movies

5 Perfect Valentine’s Day Movies
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Some people love it and others hate it. Whether you will be spending your night with someone special, a group of friends or just a tub of ice cream and a bottle of wine…here are some movies to make you feel all those terrific and terrible Valentine’s Day feels. Manhattan (1979) Isaac is a middle aged, twice divorced writer that resides in New York. His current girlfriend Tracy is beautiful, intelligent and also a teenager. Despite their brilliant chemistry, Isaac dumps Tracy and begins to date his best friend’s ex-mistress, Mary. When he realizes he’s made a big mistake, he comes running back to Tracy in hopes that she’ll forgive him. Woody Allen’s Manhattan lets us reflect on all the ups and downs we’ve all had in relationships and also reminds us that...
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Top 5 Ways to Eat your Feelings on Super Bowl XXXXX

Top 5 Ways to Eat your Feelings on Super Bowl XXXXX
The Hawks had a good run despite its tragic end. We can look back fondly on Baldwin’s one handed snag against Minnesota, Rawls’ 209-yard game against San Francisco, and Lockett’s unexpected rookie year. Does Cam Newtown’s record breaking season and smug pearly white sneer sting? Yes. But I’m here to let you know that the Hawks will fly again, the Broncos could upset the Panthers, and if all else fails, you can still eat your feelings. Here’s how: 1. Artichoke Dip @ Yard House : Who doesn’t love the Yard House? This spacious, swanky sports bar is equipped with over 100 craft and imported beers on tap plus a menu that’s stacked. Eat your feelings 101: Get the Lobster, Crab & Artichoke Dip. The creamy four cheese blend comes with chips and baked pita will halt your tears for at...
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Alcohol vs Cannabis

Alcohol vs Cannabis
It is safe to say that alcohol has been culturally celebrated for years as the go-to substance for enjoying social gatherings, liquor courage, relieving stress or to feel good. But how many times have you woken up after a night of drinking and felt useless the entire day? You have zero motivation to get out of bed, be social, be productive, and your mind is so clouded that even thinking seems painful. Besides there being multiple health concerns in relation to drinking alcohol, including addiction, the most concerning is that on average 88,000 deaths a year due to alcohol poisoning ( CDC ).  There are alternative options to fulfill desired needs that alcohol can provide. Cannabis offers the same stress-relieving qualities but without the countless toxic chemicals and hangover the next day. The stigma behind cannabis consumption still exists. You may...
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