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Change your perspective, change your point of view. 

I had just moved to a new area and had been going to the same Church for a few months, I was really enjoying the sermons and the sense of community. The first time I attended I parked my car in the last row closest to the main entrance and entered through the right side door where the ushers directed me down the right aisle of the church. From then on, every Sunday I would always park my car in the same row, enter through the same door and sit on the right side of the Church. I always sat in one of the first five rows, there was a pillar slightly blocking the view of the pulpit if I sat between row six to eight. 

One Sunday I entered through the same door as usual, right on time but I was diverted to the other side of the Church. For a moment I stood there wanting to resist the change of course. Why couldn’t I just sit where I always sat? I was sure I could find a space. Instead I was ushered to seating in the center, behind the first row. By the time the service started I was amazed. I could see things so much clearer. I had the best seat in the house. The choir singing felt so much more intimate. I felt like the pastor and I were having a one-on-one conversation. Why had I been stage right all these months when I could have been front and center? 

Have you been doing the same thing every day, every week or month due to force of habit? Have you been putting yourself to the side, when it’s time to let the spotlight shine on you? What if you tweak things slightly in your life, you may get a much better outcome. Why not try something new. Maybe look at someone else’s point of view, they may not see things the way you do. 

Have you been wearing the same lipstick for years because you think it’s the best? Yes you look good, but how much more stunning could you be if you try something new. Change is good. Try a new Dark Secrets Cosmetics lipstick today. You will look great from any point of view.

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Which red are you?

It’s the finishing touch, full stop. Nothing completes your look like a bold lip colour.
The one item in your handbag that can provide instant glam or make you feel like a boss.
When you put on that perfect red, you’re up to something good, just know great things
are going to happen. 
Give your confidence a boost with a bold red lip today.

Put on your Misty Red and step out like the world is your runway.
Put on your Scarlet Woman and dance the night way.
Put on your Lola and command the attention you deserve.
Put on your Wicked Lady and that secret will never be revealed.

Perfect for the office or date night, or any day you want to look your best.
That’s everyday…when you look good you feel good.

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Five top tips for luscious lips!

Once you have found the perfect shade of lipstick, you have to take care of your lips.
Your lipstick will glide on smoothly, enhancing your natural beauty and you are
sure to be a stand out if you follow these tips for luscious lips.

5. Exfoliate the lips. 

You can treat your lips with products right from your kitchen cupboard.
All you need is sugar, a natural exfoliant and olive oil or coconut oil to add
moisture. Mix an equal amount of sugar with olive oil or coconut oil, about
a heaped teaspoon will be just the right amount. Gently rub it in on the lips
using circular motions to get rid of dead skin cells, rinse with water and
gently pat try. 

4. Kiss

Pucker up and put those lips to use. Kiss your partner, peck a friend or family
member, grab your kids and give them a big old smooch. Kiss your dog.
Affection is good for the soul.

3. Smile

Don’t worry, be happy. Smile at your colleagues, smile at a stranger today,
you never know how you could brighten someone’s day. 

2. Beauty sleep

Don’t forget your beauty sleep. Life can get hectic but a good night’s rest
helps skin cells repair and regenerate.

1. Wear Dark Secrets Cosmetics lipstick! 

Once those lips are taken care of, you have the perfect base for your new
Dark Secrets Cosmetics lipstick.
Shop here. https://darksecretscosmetics.com/shop/
Wear it with confidence and show off those luscious lips!

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Be fabulous!

Be fabulous at 40! Be fabulous at any age!

Put on that happy face.

Cheers to 40. I used to dread getting older but now I embrace it. Not another year older but another year wiser.
I didn’t even celebrate my last birthday. Instead of going out with friends I chose to stay at home so I didn’t
have to say my age out loud, or hear it . The next morning I thought to myself, I am still one year older than
I was yesterday. Did my wallowing in self pity turn back the hands of time? Did my frown add another year
to my life? From that moment on I decided each new day is a day to be celebrated. And I would never spend
another birthday feeling sorry for myself because every day above ground is a blessing.

So how will you embrace the start of each new day? Do not let your age define you. You are never too old to
start again. Before you get to that next birthday have you set that plan in motion to realize your dreams?
I am not the same person I was in my twenties, and am grateful for the life experiences that shaped the
person I am today. I am still evolving. What else is there for me to learn and draw upon?  I look forward
to the next decade. 

Every new day is a chance to rediscover yourself. It’s time to stop procrastinating and be just what world is
waiting for. Put on that bold lipstick color, put on your happy face and seize the day. What lipstick color
makes you feel fierce and fabulous? Put it on today and say here I come world, here I come.

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Makeup Tip

Toyin’s Tips 

When wearing makeup enhance your most flattering feature. If your lips are your best feature, wear bright or strong lipstick colours.  

Many women with melanin rich skin tend to have fuller lips. Accentuate your lips with a pencil liner that is as close as possible to the lipstick colour you are wearing. Alternatively you could use a lipstick brush dabbed on lipstick and line your lips that way. This works for me, I prefer softer lines. Many black women use darker lipstick liner, but I find the harshness of the colour could take away the beauty of full lips. I tend to avoid black pencil when lining my lips. 

First impression

With Dark Secrets Cosmetics lipstick for darker skin tones, first impressions matter.

She sat at the table in the corner with a full glass of red wine. Blind date.
She sipped from her glass whilst glancing around the bar. The atmosphere is pretty chilled,
some couples appeared to have been together a long time, others not, you can just tell.
People watching can be fun, but then a guy arrives, and holds her attention.

He’s tall, confident looking, about the right age. Is this him? he looks furtively left and right….
yes, must be him! Eyes eventually meet and nervous smiles light up faces. Introductions are
made, more drinks ordered. Let’s hope he can actually hold a conversation, she thought.
Turns out they were talking for hours, getting on like the proverbial house on fire, and are
still together today.

Our lipstick is named after this tale of romance. I saw it all happen, I was there –
at the bar named Wicked Lady. I’ve worn it many times, and it gives me the sass and
confidence to seize the day, I’m sure it will for you!

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